Visual Theory

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Code Completion Credits Range Language Instruction Semester
311VT0 exam 3 2 hours (45 min) of instruction per week, 57 to 72 hours of self-study English winter and summer

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The class will have a structure of an open seminar, where themes will not only be presented, but also reflected and discussed. Visual Theory should be an invitation to a broader thinking about how visuality formed our culture and how we understand the world around us. It should also inspire students to have a more profound and layered approach to their own creative process. The attendance, mental presence, will to learn, reflect and discuss presented themes is essential for finishing this class successfully.

Learning outcomes

The goal of Visual Theory is to present an essential and eventually advanced mechanism of visual storytelling which significantly shaped the development of the history of mankind and influenced our cultures in many different ways. Students will be confronted with various artworks (photography, visual arts, films etc.) and will be able to compare several approaches in a multitude of mediums. Through presentations, examples and discussions, students will be able to enhance their capabilities in imaginative processes and visual languages applicable on their future art projects realized at FAMU.

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Evaluation methods and criteria

Regular attendance is as essential as the student´s enthusiasm to learn, reflect and discuss. Each semester students will have small personal presentations, where they will show their abilities to address different forms of visual language and they will be given the opportunity to talk about visual art of their personal preference. There will be a written essay at the end of the semester, where students will be asked to apply approaches learned at the class and present their capabilities to understand and reflect visual information in a certain context.



Schedule for winter semester 2023/2024:

room 124
Projection Room

(Lažanský palác)
(lecture parallel1)
Date Day Time Tutor Location Notes No. of paralel
Thu 18:10–19:45 Ladislav BABUŠČÁK Projection Room
Lažanský palác
lecture parallel1

Schedule for summer semester 2023/2024:

The schedule has not yet been prepared

The subject is a part of the following study plans