MUT-30014 - Dialogues in Art, Technology and Society
Coordinator: Kelcey Rm Swain
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Level: Level 6
Credits: 15
Study Hours: 150
School Office: 01782 733147

Programme/Approved Electives for 2020/21


Available as a Free Standing Elective






Barred Combinations


Description for 2020/21

This module will address issues such as the aesthetic implications of various forms of art, music sub-genres, social issues concerning the production, comprehension and dissemination of technology-enabled forms of artistic expressions. Teaching will mainly comprise class discussion of set readings.

To provide a forum for discussion of cultural, aesthetic, historical and socio-political issues related to arts, music and technology.

Intended Learning Outcomes

Formulate arguments relating to cultural, aesthetic, historical and sociopolitical issues related to arts, music technology as a cultural artefact: 1,2
Address the aesthetic implications of style of technologically-enabled forms of art and the social issues and implications related to their production, dissemination and comprehension: 1,2
Appraise the interaction between artistic production enabled by modern digital technology and its audiences: 1,2
Synthesise arguments using insight from relevant readings as we all as personal experiences as producers/users to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of relations between technology, arts, society: 1,2

Study hours

Two-hour classes x 10 weeks = 20 hours
Individual / group tutoring on topics to be presented : 4 hours
Class preparation = 76 hours
Assessment preparation = 50 hours

School Rules

Advised to students who have taken modules assessed by means of essays and/or exams at Level 4 and/or Level 5.

Description of Module Assessment

1: Essay weighted 80%
An essay of 3000 words. Students will choose from a list of essay questions related to the articles discussed and presented in class throughout the semester.

2: Presentation weighted 20%
Individual presentation on assigned article. Duration: 20-30 minutes plus 10-15 minutes for question and answers.