London, United Kingdom

Art and Society

when 17 June 2017 - 29 July 2017
language English
duration 6 weeks
credits 10 EC
fee GBP 1515

This module is an introduction to the visual culture of London, including painting, architecture, photography and contemporary media. Students will visit the major art galleries to examine how art works and cultural practices can be understood within wider social and cultural contexts. The sessions also include a study of museum displays and historical sites, such as the British Museum and St Paul’s Cathedral. The classes will explore how these institutions reveal the complex cultural identity and history of London. The module develops students’ skills in visual analysis and critical thinking about culture. [up to £40 might be required to cover the cost of special exhibitions.]

Target group

Students with an IELTS score of 6.0 or higher
Minimum age: 18

Course aim

The module is designed to:
• Examine how London can be explored though its cultural resources
• Examine some of the main periods and movements in the history of fine art that can be seen in London;
• Examine how museums and galleries can explore the cultural, social and political contexts of London
• Develop skills in the reading and analysis of visual texts;

Credits info

10 EC
Each Summer School module is worth 20 UK credits (10 ECTS). Official Transcripts are provided at the end of the course.

Fee info

GBP 1515: Tuition Fee per session
GBP 0: At the time of application, students have the opportunity to select from accommodation at two of the University of Westminster's centrally located Halls of Residence, as well as joining a comprehensive Social Programme including evening events in London, and weekend trips throughout the UK.
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