Basic information of the minor
Extent: 15 ECTS
Organizing department: Department of Art
Teacher in charge: Pia Euro
Target group: All master level students in Aalto University
Application time: 15.-31.5.2017
The general application procedure for minors at Aalto University, see Instructions for applying
The applicant is expected to
a) write a motivation letter (max 1 A4 sheet) which includes a description of his / her former experience, interests and also motivations for joining ViCCA minor studies and
b) to present a portfolio with a minimum of 4 work examples.
The motivation letter and portfolio should be attached to the application in the eAge system.
Quotas and restrictions: 2-4 students.
Prerequisites: Please see application procedure and quotas and restrictions.
Content and structure of the minor
ViCCA minor is aimed for students who want to extend their professional understanding through methods of contemporary art, or apply practices of visual culture and contemporary art in their professional agency. The ViCCA minor gives tools to understand the role and possibilities of art in contemporary society.
ViCCA minor consists of three courses and of personal tutoring. The minor students will make a personal study plan with the lecturer in charge of the minor selecting the courses from the list below. The studies will be done alongside with the students of the ViCCA major and the minor students bring their personal knowledge and viewpoint to the multidisciplinary ViCCA community.
See also: www.vicca.fi
The minor can be started every year. Students are expected to start their minor studies in the autumn term 2017, study right is valid one academic year 2017-2018.
Structure of the minor
Site, senses and situations
Immersion. Experiments in spatiality and multisensority
Context, site and situation
In-between. Extensions in artistic practice
Mediums and Dimensions
Sites, senses and situations studio
Histories of Contemporary Art
Beings and Things
Research as artistic practice
Living and non-living, a sliding matter
Beings and things studio
Space, vibes and microbes
Grounds of Theory
Words and Spaces
Authorship and agency
Images, tropes and narratives
Experimental theory workshop
Literary spaces in art
Film as culture, film as contemporary art
Artistic research practices
Words and spaces studio
Philosophy of art for post-contemporary artists