In a globalised cultural world in which art, architecture, design and media are ever more closely integrated and packaged as ‘creative industries’, disciplinary boundaries are called into question and challenged. But a thorough grounding in older and newer disciplines such as art history, architectural history, design culture and media studies is a prerequisite for asking these questions.
Since cultural artefacts and media are produced and circulated in specific social, institutional, economical and ideological contexts and networks, Critical Studies in Art and Culture will equip you with the analytical and critical tools necessary for analysing these. Each of the four main disciplines bring specific theories and methods to the table, and the programme highlights their transdisciplinary interconnectedness, with reference to their specific potential as well as their possible limitations.
Critical Studies in Art and Culture is one of the tracks of the Master's programme in Humanities Research.