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BA History of Art with Cultural Studies

Year 2

(Award available for year: Diploma of Higher Education)

Learning outcomes

On completion of the year/programme students should have provided evidence of being able to demonstrate:
- a broadening understanding of the concepts, information, practical competencies and techniques which are standard features in a range of aspects of both the histories and theories of art and cultural studies;
- the application of generic and subject specific intellectual qualities such as critical and independent thinking, engagement with the main texts and ideas concerned with ‘history’, ‘art’ and ‘culture’, to standard situations outside the context in which they were originally studied;
- an appreciation and employment of the main theories and methodologies of both the history of art and cultural studies and thus also critically evaluate the appropriateness of different methods of enquiry;
- a range of techniques used to initiate and undertake the analysis of data and information;
- an ability to adjust to disciplinary boundaries which both separate and interconnect the theories and methodologies of both art history and cultural studies;
- an ability to effectively communicate information, arguments and analysis in a variety of forms, particularly written and oral.
- an ability to communicate a critical reflection on their work and locate this in the contextual framework of the histories of art and their wider cultural theories and methodologies.
- An understanding of a ‘deep approach to learning’ and adopt strategies and methodologies to engage with these principles.
- an ability to structure a coherent and critically-informed argument in oral and written forms.
- an ability to develop skills and strategies as independent learners.
- an ability to interact effectively with others.
- an ability to show initiative and resourcefulness in the planning and resolution of set and/or self-initiated projects.

Transferable (key) skills

Students will have had the opportunity to acquire, as defined in the modules specified for the programme:
- Time and management skills;
- Effective and appropriate communication skills within peer groups and with members of academic/university staff.
- Team working and negotiation skills and the understanding of professional boundaries and responsibilities.
- A developing understanding of sustainability and their wider social responsibilities as thinkers and learners.
- Developing independent thinking and research skills


Achievement will be assessed by a variety of methods in accordance with the learning outcomes of the modules specified for the year/programme and will include:
- Building upon and critically applying skills learned at level 1.
- demonstrating a broadening knowledge and application of standard concepts, information and techniques relevant to the histories of art and cultural studies;
- produce work that continues to enable students to understand both the boundaries of and interconnections between the histories of art and cultural studies;
- demonstrate abilities, skills and competencies pertinent to the expanding study of the histories of art and their wider cultural contexts;

This is achieved through:
The monitoring of work through regular assignments and presentations.
The bringing together and presentation of reference material on research subject (for level 3).

Feedback on assignments and presentations will enable students to monitor their own progress as well as develop their critical skills in self-evaluation and contextual understanding. It also helps to build self-confidence and effective communication skills


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