Goal of the minor

The minor in Visual Culture and Society is offered in 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 culture over the period from 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.

Blok 3

KU1V16001
The senses, art and visual culture
Level 1
7,5 EC

Blok 3

TL2V15007
Manifesto: 100 Years of Avant-Garde
Level 2
7,5 EC

Blok 4

GE3V13015
Politics of Images
Level 3
7,5 EC

Blok 4

KU3V12001
Photography, Film and Video as Art
Level 3
7,5 EC

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

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 Selected Entry

If you wish to register for a course with selected entry (selection committee), you must register for the minor and the individual course modules during the first week of the course registration period. An overview of courses with selected entry will be available on the website one week 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

Students from other Universities can register for the minor and each course module using the digital registration form (doc, only in Dutch) during the Faculty of Humanities course registration period. Please send the form -preferably via email- to the Student Desk Humanities.

Courses with Selected Entry

If you wish to register for a course with selected entry (selection committee), you must register for the course and the individual course modules during the first week of the course registration period. An overview of courses with selected entry will be available on the website one week 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 a minor, please contact the Student Desk Humanities.