Tutorial Design Cultures B

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Doel vak

Students taking this tutorial will:
1) Deepen their understanding of the multitude of theoretical
perspectives and methods and approaches by studying texts that
constitute design in its wider meaning, such as the history of domestic
interiors, cross-cultural design, design and gender, all representative
of these different viewpoints and perspectives;
2) Learn to reflect upon different perspectives, to compare them and
form an opinion as to the value in relation to existing knowledge;
3) Learn to communicate arguments and perspectives brought forward in
selected readings in a face to face conversation with peers on a high
academic level (400) and in a written personal reflection on the
readings after the tutorial.

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Course description:
The individual reading list for 9 EC covers circa 900 pages on level
400, including
images. It aims to deepen the understanding of design cultures and
decorative arts as regards the specialisation Design Cultures of the MA
Arts and Culture. It helps students to get a better insight into
theories and approaches with regard to academic studies in general, and
for this specialization in particular. Candidates may select a number of
books and texts to make up a personal list from a given list. They can
email the coordinator (m.h.groot@vu.nl) for the overall list with titles
to choose from and discuss their choice. Titles may cover the topic of
the thesis (for c. 350 pages) and be relevant to the thesis topic from a
broader point of view for another 550 pages.


This module is self study.
Please note that it is strongly advised to prepare and take the exam
between December and March of your second semester in the one year MA.
It is also strongly advised to first do the reading list exam and then
proceed with your MA thesis.
Research MA candidates who focus on Design may plan the exam in their
second study year whenever their study programme allows this.


The exam will be a tutorial in the form of an oral examination of 1.30
and a written evaluation of the reading list by the candidate after the
exam has taken place. A date for the oral exam will be agreed upon with
the tutor.

Study load:
Tutorial oral literature exam of 1.30 hour, 9 EC = 900 pages, including
1 EC = 28 study hours
9 EC x 28 = 252 study hours = 6.5 weeks full time and 4 pages per hour
(English; other European languages: French, German, Dutch)

Vereiste voorkennis

MA or Research MA level in the field of Design History and Theory


For the reading list of the specialisation Design Cultures you can
contact M.H. Groot (m.h.groot@vu.nl).


Candidates of the MA specialization Design Cultures of the MA Arts and
Culture. Please contact the tutor Marjan Groot for consultation.

Overige informatie

This is an elective in your MA program for the specialization Design

Aanbevolen voorkennis

MA or Research MA level in the field of Design History and Theory

Algemene informatie

Vakcode L_ZAMAKCW005
Studiepunten 9 EC
Periode Ac. Jaar (sept)
Vakniveau 400
Onderwijstaal Engels
Faculteit Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen
Vakcoördinator prof. dr. K. Kwastek

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