Introduction to Architecture and Visual Culture aims to awaken the students’ creative abilities, develop latent aptitudes and encourage their passion for architecture, through concentrating on three particular aspects:
Understanding to see: To introduce a new way of seeing and understanding creative activities through analogous experimentation based on modern and contemporary artists’ research;
Understanding to do: To introduce and explore spatial relationships through various media;
Understanding to communicate: To understand architecture not only about space and building but also about something that happens in it.
A Identify the cultural base of various artistic disciplines related to architecture.
B Demonstrate a comprehension of the connections and transitions between various forms of visual media and representation related to architecture.
C Assess and evaluate various forms of visual communication.
The module will be based in three types of activities: lecture, workshop and tutorial. The students train their skills through practicing during private studies and are expected to conduct their own studies and research.
The students will get feedback through in class critical review of selected course work.Students will be given short exercises to be progressively resolved during the semester.
The final assessment of the module will be a combination of these smaller components, reconfigured to produce a coherent whole.
Some sessions on this module with be delivered by Language Centre tutors, with the aim of assisting students with language/study skills requirements for the module. Students will also be provided with online language/study skills support to help them engage with module content