ECTS credits: 15
Programme affiliation: Part of Master's Programme in Visual Culture
Type of studies: full time, day
Study period: 2022-10-31 – 2023-01-15
Language of instruction: English
Eligibility: 90 credits from first cycle including Bachelor's essay in one of the subjects history of art and visual studies, filmvetenskap, musicology, design studies, architecture, visual view of mankind or the equivalent knowledge
- Exam schedule
- Canvas KOVN13 - Visual Culture: Histories of Modern Visuality
- Library Guide Art History and Visual Studies
The course covers the historical development of central aspects of modern and contemporary visual culture, such as the emergence of the modern city, photography, digital culture, and processes of globalisation. These modern and contemporary forms of visuality are studied with consideration of their continuities and discontinuities with the visual cultures of pre-modern periods.
The course examines modern and contemporary visual culture from three perspectives:
- The technological and social modernisation of the lifeworld, such as the growth of urbanisation, secularisation, image reproduction technologies, and colonialism.
- The emergence of new forms of display, exposition and visual milieus, as well as the experiences, sensations and sensibilities that they have fostered.
- Theoretical and philosophical understandings of modern and contemporary forms of visuality, and their cultural as well as existential implications for the human condition.
- Histories of Modern Visuality: Field Study, 5 ECTS
- Histories of Modern Visuality: Written Assignment, 10 ECTS
How to apply
Lund University uses a national application system run by University Admissions in Sweden. It is only possible to apply during the application periods: October–January for autumn semester and June–August for spring semester.
Extended application deadline
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First or Second Admission Round?
All international students are encouraged to apply to the First admission round. This round takes place many months before the start of a semester and gives students the time they need to pay their tuition fees, apply for and receive their residence permit (if required), find housing, etc.
The Second admission round is an alternative for students from EU/EEA countries as they do not need a residence permit. Non-EU/EEA students will most likely not have enough time to obtain their permit before the start of the semester. However, even EU/EEA students are advised to apply during the First admission round, as some programmes can be applied for only in the January round. Also, this provides applicants with an admission decision much earlier, which is helpful in making decisions about their studies.
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EU/EEA citizens and Switzerland
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If you are required to pay tuition fees, you are generally also required to pay an application fee of SEK 900 (approximately EUR 100) when you apply at universityadmissions.se. You pay one application fee regardless of how many programmes or courses you apply to.