General studies

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Type of course


Cycle/level of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

At the end of the course the student is expected to be able to analyze and critically evaluate an image based on style, color and shape and reflect on its ideological content.

Learning outcomes

The aim of the course is that students are aware of cultural expression and visual artists from different times and get an idea of ;the various activities in visual arts.

Course contents

For three weeks, students work intensively with three homexams that develops your ability to work with and analyze images. Equally present as images are paintings, prints, drawings, equal Currently, they are in everyday life photo album, in broadcasting, in advertising campaigns and different visual expressions such as fashion and design. This week we go into the arts and images rich diversity and the methods and theories developed for people to understand the visual arts better. During the course you will learn the basics of image analysis and gain insight into art history. You're visiting the exhibitions and immerses you in image analysis and art history by making three tasks individually about the art and artists of your choice. During the excursions, choose a piece of art that you analyze and presents under a närstudietillfälle after the excursion. on This allows you to act as an expert and discoverer while we learn from each other.

Prerequisites and co-requisites


Previous course names

TV-1-001 (0) - Konsthistoria och bildanalys

Additional information


Recommended or required reading

H.W. Janson. Konsten. Bonniers förlag. (Alla upplagor duger) Ni kan också använda t.ex. A World History of Art av Hugh Honour, John Fleming Cynthia Freeland.2006. Konstteori- en introduktion. Sverige. Raster Förlag (Cynthia Freeland, But is it Art? Introduction to Art Theory. Kan också användas).
Elovirta, A. & Lukkarinen, V. (toim.). 1998 , Katseen rajat: Taidehistorian metodologia. Gummerus Kirjapaino, Jyväskylä

Study activities

  • Lectures - 40 hours
  • Excursions and demonstrations - 20 hours
  • Individual- and group instruction - 23 hours
  • Individual studies - 50 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 133 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 133 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Multiform education

Assessment methods

Essays, reports, productions and portfolio

Assessment requirements

To pass the course the student should pass the following examinations: Check Its learning


  • Nordström Robert
  • Träskman Tomas


Träskman Tomas

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Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

Until further notice

Assessment methods

2013-12-14 - Reports and productions

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