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Course overview

This course is an introductory level exploration into contemporary art through eight topics that inspire, reflect and engage with the subject. This is a journey into the international art and exhibitions of today that investigates all aspects of the world around us, starting with how we view ourselves through self-portraiture and the wallpaper in our rooms.

How do artists engage with pop culture and sport in their work? Looking beyond, into the ocean, we find environmental issues and the effects of climate change, before returning closer to home to survey cats and dogs in contemporary artwork. We discuss work, labour and the art industry, ending on visions of the future in science fiction. Through the work of contemporary artists, this module introduces the variety of materials, media, techniques and technology used, often at the same time, including painting, sound, sculpture, film, digital and performance.

The course will be delivered via a combination of live sessions and pre-recorded elements. Tutor support will be available throughout the specified weekly times.

Summer university

Start date: To be confirmed

Applications open early April

This course will be delivered online. Please check the entry requirements tab before making your application to ensure you meet the entry criteria and have all the minimum equipment necessary to take part.

You can study up to 30 credits at Summer University and you can select up to three modules on the same application form. If you would like to add a module later, or change one of your choices, then please email summer.university@tees.ac.uk.

Age restriction
Due to the content and delivery of this course, it is advised that applicants are aged 16 at the time of enrolment. All applicants under the age of 18 at the time of enrolment must provide a completed parental consent form. You can download the parental consent form and send to summer.university@tees.ac.uk after you submit your application.

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Where you study

This course is delivered online.

 

Course details

What you study

You will explore contemporary art through the study of eight topics:

- Self-portraiture
- Wallpaper
- Pop culture
- Sport
- The ocean
- Cats and dogs
- Labour
- Science fiction

How you are assessed

Assessment is via a digital portfolio of work completed during the course.

 
 

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

As this is an online course it is necessary that you have access to a computer and that you are comfortable learning via an online platform. A strong and stable internet connection is required, and a webcam and microphone will allow you to participate in any interactive elements of the course.

International applicants must have an IELTS overall score of 5.5 or higher.

Age restriction
Due to the content and delivery of this course, it is advised that applicants are aged 16 at the time of enrolment. All applicants under the age of 18 at the time of enrolment must provide a completed parental consent form. You can download the parental consent form and send to summer.university@tees.ac.uk after you submit your application.

 
 

Part-time

2021/22 entry

  • Length: Credits: 10, Level: 4, Fees: £50.00
  • Online
  • Start date: To be confirmed