Material Culture 2

Nargess Khodabakhshi
Design, Design History and Theory
2024S, scientific seminar (SEW), 4.0 ECTS, 2.0 semester hours, course number S04975

Description

Material Culture 2: Exploring the History, Theory and Practice of Graphic Design

Graphic Design is a versatile discipline that intersects with various design fields, contributing to effective communication, aesthetic appeal, and user experience across diverse platforms and media. This course acquaints students with the creative spectrum of Graphic Design by discussing real-world design examples and methods designers use to create visual communication. Second, historical lectures in this course introduce students to developments and theories of Graphic Design, and its material culture from the perspective of design anthropology. This seminar motivates students to think critically about the materialities, aesthetics, and economic interests of Graphic Design, and its potential to transmit social, political, and cultural messages.

Examination Modalities

Students' presence, active participation in the seminar (at least 80% attendance is required), and the timely submission of the tasks during the summer semester are prerequisites for the final assessment.

The assessment toward graduation with a seminar certificate (4 ECTS) requires the following:

  • 30% for attendance and active participation in class activities
  • 35% for an oral 15-minute presentation based on an academic text
  • 35% for submitting a student portfolio (The details will be discussed at the first session)

Comments

  • Attendance at Material Culture 1 or prior theoretical knowledge is NOT required to participate in this course.
  • This course takes place in English.
  • Online registration in Base before the first session is required of all students who wish to enroll in this course.
  • Any changes to the course location/ time will be announced here and via email to registered students.

Dates

06 March 2024, 14:00–17:00 Seminar Room 6
13 March 2024, 14:00–17:00 Seminar Room 6
20 March 2024, 14:00–17:00 Seminar Room 6
05 June 2024, 14:00–17:00, "Presenation tutorial"
12 June 2024, 14:00–19:00 Wien Museum (Karlsplatz)
19 June 2024, 14:00–19:00 Seminar Room 6

Course Enrolment

From 15 January 2024, 00:00 to 05 March 2024, 09:19
Via online registration

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Art Education: subject dex (Bachelor): Wissenschaftliche Praxis: FOR: Lehrveranstaltungen nach Wahl aus Wissenschaftliche Praxis 074/003.80

Art Education: subject dex (Bachelor): Wissenschaftliche Praxis: IT: Bachelorseminar Wissenschaftliche Praxis 074/003.85

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Art Education: subject dex (Master): Wissenschaftliche Praxis: Lehrveranstaltung nach Wahl aus wissenschaftlicher Praxis, SE 074/003.80

Art Education: subject kkp (Bachelor): Wissenschaftliche Praxis: FOR: Lehrveranstaltungen nach Wahl aus Wissenschaftliche Praxis 067/003.80

Art Education: subject kkp (Bachelor): Wissenschaftliche Praxis: IT: Bachelorseminar Wissenschaftliche Praxis 067/003.85

Art Education: subject kkp (Enhancements study): Wissenschaftliche Praxis: FOR: Lehrveranstaltungen nach Wahl aus Wissenschaftliche Praxis 067/003.80

Art Education: subject kkp (Enhancements study): Wissenschaftliche Praxis: FOR: Seminar aus dem Bereich Kunst- und Kulturwissenschaften 067/003.25

Art Education: subject kkp (Master): Wissenschaftliche Praxis: Lehrveranstaltung nach Wahl aus wissenschaftlicher Praxis, SE 067/003.80

Art Education: subject tex (Master): Wissenschaftliche Praxis: Lehrveranstaltung nach Wahl aus wissenschaftlicher Praxis, SE 071/003.80

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TransArts - Transdisciplinary Arts (Bachelor): Theoretical foundations: Theoretical foundations 180/003.01

Co-registration: possible

Attending individual courses: possible