Netherlands, Utrecht (Zeist, Woudschoten Campus)

Understanding Visual Culture

when 22 July 2013 - 2 August 2013
duration 2 weeks
credits 3.5 ECTS
fee EUR 1160

This course focuses on visual media literacy, stressing the importance of ability to understand meanings of images in an increasingly visual world. Being oversaturated with all kinds of visuals on a daily basis -- from billboards, advertisings and magazines to films, TV commercials and YouTube videos –how do we make a sense of it all?

The goal of the course is to teach you various 'looking practices' to help you understand how images are used to construct beliefs, ethics, customs, knowledge and ideologies, so that you can better decipher their meanings and make educated choices. During the course, you'll examine ['deconstruct'] visuals from various media genres (advertising, comics, videos, video games, films, photography) using different critical perspectives as a framework.

Course leader

Radmila Radojevic

Target group

People interested in cultural studies and systems of visual signifying.

Course aim

Students who have finished this course should have an intermediate to advanced level in media and visual literacy.

Credits info

3.5 ECTS
Certificate of Attendance

Fee info

EUR 1160: Course + course materials + housing + mealplan


Utrecht Summer School doesn't offer scholarships for this course.

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