We use cookies on this site. By browsing our site you agree to our use of cookies. Close this message Find out more

More in this section Visual Arts, Visual Cultures and International Film

Visual Cultures

BA in Visual Cultures (Joint Honours)

Programme outline (example for illustrative purposes only)

Year 1

Students are required to take two compulsory courses, one core course plus one optional half-unit

Compulsory courses (0.5 unit each):

ML1301: Visual Arts 1: Artists and their Materials (half-unit)

ML1101: International Film 1: Contexts and Practices (half-unit)*

Core course (0.5 unit):

ML1102: Birth of Film (half-unit)

Optional courses (0.5 unit each):

ML1204: A Special Theme in European Culture: The City (half-unit)*

FR1105: The Visual Image in French Culture and Society (half-unit)

SN1102: Text and Image in the Hispanic World (half-unit)

SN1105: Culture and Identity in Latin America (half-unit)

SN1106: Re-mapping the Amexicano Border in Visual Culture (half-unit)

ML1230: Italian Art: Giotto to Arte Povera (half-unit)

* CLC students already taking ML1101 and ML1204 as part of their CLC programme will choose other Visual Culture option courses instead

Year 2

Students are required to take two compulsory courses plus two optional half-units

Compulsory courses (0.5 unit each):

ML2302: Visual Arts 2: Genre and Movements (half-unit)

ML2101: International Film 2: Readings and Representations (half-unit)

Optional courses (0.5 unit each):

FR2106: Cinema in France: From Modernism to the Postmodern

FR2107: The Illustrated Text in France

IT2340: Post-war Italian Cinema

IT2400: Art and Culture in Renaissance Florence

IT2500: Renaissance Transgressions

GM2124: Representations of Childhood and Youth in Modern German Culture

SN2013: Constructing Identity in Contemporary Spanish Film

SN2113: Twentieth-Century Mexican Visual Arts and Film [NB: a post A-level standard of Spanish is required since some films lack subtitles]

ML2403: Gender and Clothing in Twentieth-Century Literature and Culture

Year 3

Students taking Visual Cultures jointly with a Modern Language undertake a compulsory Period of Residence Abroad (PRA) during the third year, which is standard across all single, joint and major language degrees at Royal Holloway. Students are assessed on the PRA through an oral examination and work placement or study abroad unit. These assessments constitute a 13th and 14th unit in calculating the degree classification.

Final year

Students are required to take two compulsory courses plus two optional half-units. They will not be able to write more than two SMLLC dissertations.

Core PR course (0.5 unit):

ML3207: Transnationalism, Diaspora and Globalisation in Contemporary Film

ML3211: Visual Arts Dissertation (5,000 words)

Optional courses (0.5 unit each):

ML3307: Transnationalism, Diaspora and Globalisation in Contemporary Film: Dissertation (5,000 words)

ML3202: From Aestheticism to the Avant-Garde

ML3302: From Aestheticism to the Avant-Garde Dissertation (5,000 words) NB Must be taken in conjunction with ML3202

FR3112: Image, Identity and Consumer Culture in Postwar Fiction and Film

FR3113: Text and Image in France: Cubism to the Present

FR3114: Ethics and Violence: Murder, Suicide and Genocide in Literature and Film

FR3120: Wanton Women: Artists and Writers of the French Avant-Garde

FR3124: Blindness and Vision in French Culture

IT3860: Shooting History: Dictatorship, Terror and Crime in Italian Fiction

IT3980: Italian Fashion and Design

GM3122: Dream Factories: Recent German Film





Comment on this page

Did you find the information you were looking for? Is there a broken link or content that needs updating? Let us know so we can improve the page.

Note: If you need further information or have a question that cannot be satisfied by this page, please call our switchboard on +44 (0)1784 434455.

This window will close when you submit your comment.

Add Your Feedback