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HAU11003 Introduction to the Practice of Art History 1

This module introduces students to the different techniques and materials used by artists and architects through the ages.
  • Module Organisers:
    • Team taught
  • Duration:
    • Semester 1
  • Contact Hours:
    • 1 lecture per week, 1 two-hour seminar per fortnight
  • Weighting:
    • 5 ECTS
  • Assessment:
    • Course work
  • Course open to:
    [M=mandatory; O= optional]
    • Single Honors (M), Joint Honors (M), Columbia dual degree (M)

Students will also be familiarised with the appropriate terminologies used in the analysis of artworks and structures. In addition to a weekly lecture, smaller, less formal seminar groups. engage with artworks and buildings at first hand to enable discussion and interpretation.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon the successful completion of this module students should be able to:

  • analyse the basic structural methods and processes of design and construction of works of art and architecture, using appropriate vocabulary
  • Exhibit knowledge of a range of materials and techniques employed by artists and architects in different periods and an awareness of the impact made by materials and techniques on the work of art
  • undertake informed and critical analysis of works of art, and communicate their conclusions clearly in written and oral forms
  • demonstrate a familiarity with the public collections of art and key buildings in Dublin