Critical Theory 1


CT1 introduces key skills in visual analysis as they are applied to a wide variety of cultural artefacts and visual media. It considers the various levels of analysis – description, interpretation, contextualization and evaluation – and the range of critical perspectives which can be animated in the process of engagement.


CT1 considers these skills in the context of the historical and contemporary roles the artist plays in visual production.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Acquire critical skills in describing, interpreting, contextualizing and evaluating cultural artefacts and visual media

  2. Recognize key perspectives characterizing an understanding of visual culture

  3. Present an analysis of selected cultural material through the seminar format

  4. Develop core skills in critical analysis through an understanding of the essay format

  5. Develop a critical awareness of their own role as an artist in the field of visual culture

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