Course

Exploring Art and Visual Culture


Course code 74210

This introduction to the study of art and visual culture focuses on the broad chronological period from medieval times through to the present, with reference to the art of other periods and places. It explores how ideas about art have changed over time. As well as studying well-known artists and artworks, you’ll encounter new and diverse forms of visual culture. Topics range from gothic churches to impressionist painting and landscape gardens to photography. It is based on a course from the Open University UK. 

Note: This course replaces 74206 From Enlightenment to Romanticism.

How to enrol

Before enrolling in this course you need to:

  • Choose the qualification you will study the course under. See the Work towards tab below for qualification options.
  • Check the order that courses in the qualification should be studied in the Qualification Structure table. This is in the Choose courses tab on the qualification page.

When you have completed your study of this course you should be able to

  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the study of art and visual culture
  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of Renaissance art and visual culture
  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of modern and visual culture
  • engage in visual and textual analysis.

Textbooks

There is a textbook required for this course. Visit our textbook page for more information.

Lecturer / Tutor