Goal of the minor

The minor in Art, the Senses and Society is a collaboration between the Art History, History and Dutch Language and Culture programmes. It consists of four courses (30 EC in  total), introducing key aspects of modern visual and sensual cultures over the period 1850 to today. 

Visual culture is an interdisciplinary domain concerned not only with the study of images, but particularly with the modern urge to interpret, steer and comment on our existence using visual means. Areas of study include the societal and ideological treatment of images, the economic reality in which they circulate, the technological aspects of image production, the media cultures in which they appear and artistic approaches to visual culture. You will learn methods, theories and conceptual frameworks enabling you to delve deeper into this extensive domain of study.

Specific topics in this minor are the preoccupation of the historic avant-garde with popular and quotidian visual culture, the societal and ideological treatment of artistic and non-artistic images, the material archaeology of visual culture, the rise of such mass media as photography, film and video (analogue and digital) and their impact on modern and contemporary art and society. 

Courses

The minor consists of four courses, to be followed in block 3 and 4. 

Entry Requirements

Look carefully at the entry requirements of the courses and whether there is a placement committee.

Application and registration

How to register for this minor and its course modules, depends on whether you are a student of Utrecht University or not.

Utrecht University students can register for a minor and the individual modules online via OSIRIS during the Faculty of Humanities course registration period. You must register for both the minor itself and each course module individually.

Courses with priority rules

If you wish to register for a course to which priority rules apply, make sure to register for both the course and the minor during the first two weeks of the course registration period (Monday 3 June through Monday 17 June at 12 noon). We will publish a list of courses with priority rules two weeks prior to the course registration period.

REGISTRATION STUDY RESULTS

Once you have completed the course modules, provided that you were enrolled for both the minor itself and each course module individually in OSIRIS, the minor and study results will be listed on your Study Progress Review.

Deviation standard programme

If you wish to deviate from the standard minor programme, you must request approval from the Board of Examiners of the Bachelor's programme that offers the minor.

Students from other Universities can register for the minor and each course module using the digital registration form during the Faculty of Humanities course registration period. Besides that we also need a Proof of Registration from your own educational instituion. Please send the form and the Proof of Registration -preferably via email- to the Student Desk Humanities.

Courses with priority rules

If you wish to register for a course to which priority rules apply, make sure to register for both the course and the minor during the first two weeks of the course registration period (Monday 3 June through Monday 17 June at 12 noon). We will publish a list of courses with priority rules two weeks prior to the course registration period.

Study results

Once you have completed the course modules with as passing result, you can apply for a list of grades (transcript) of the minor programme at the Student Desk Humanities.

More information

If you wish to know more, or have questions about this minor, please contact the Student Desk Humanities.

Minor coordinator
Telephone number: 030 253 6236