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This course explores the relationship between textual and visual forms of apprehension and expression in the modern world and their impact on European culture post-1900. The focus of the core module is on the graphic arts (poster, postage stamp, typography), photography and cinema, and on contemporary digital-based media. Various theoretical approaches will be explored in relation to the word/image problematic which will be situated in a number of European cultural traditions. Course options focus on specific media (photography, cinema) or themes (the city, avant-gardes).
The aim of the course is to bring students to a high level of theoretical and practical awareness of the text-image relation in cultural expression, equip them to analyse and evaluate the various forms text/image interaction takes, and to provide them with a training that will enrich their practice in other areas of study or professional engagement.
The course consists of one core module stretching over two semesters and four one-semester modules (from a choice of 5 or 6). The first core module focuses on Word/Image relations in graphic design, ranging from posters and postage stamps to typography and logotype. The second core semester focus on word/image relations in photography, cinema and the digital media. The one-term options, two of which are followed each semester, include Text and Photography, Figuring European National Identities, Figurations of the European City, the Russian Avant-Garde and East European Cinema. A dissertation on a subject of the student's choice is prepared over the summer months.
Semester 1: Core Module 1 - Introduction to Theory of Text & Image in Graphics 1. General Introduction to course
2. Word/Image relations 1: Word/image Theory/practice (DS)
3. Word/Image relations 2: Rhetoric of text/image (DS)
4. Word/Image relations 3: Word/image and Speed (DS)
5. Word/Image relations 4: Visual Metonymies (DS)
6. Word/Image relations: Typography 1 (COC)
7. STUDY WEEK
8. Word/Image relations: Typography 2 (COC)
9. Visual semiotics 1: Airline logos (DS)
10. Visual semiotics 2: Postage stamps as indexes (DS)
11. Visual semiotics 3: Postage stamps as icons (DS)
12. Review session (DS/COC)
Semester 2: Core Module 2 - Introduction to theory of Text & Image
in photography, cinema and modern digital media 1. General Introduction to course
2. Word/Image in photography 1: Photographic Theory: Index/Icon (JG)
3. Word/Image in photography 2: Barthes: La Chambre claire (JG)
4. Word/Image in photography 3: Mitchell: Exchange and Resistance (JG)
5. Word/Image in photography 4: Rancière: Seeable/Sayable (JG)
6. Word & Image in cinema: 1 Eisenstein (JD)
7. STUDY WEEK
8. Word/Image in cinema: 2 Vertov (JD)
9. Word/Image in cinema: 3 Tarkovsky, Mirror (JD)
10. Word/Image in digital media 1 (MH)
11. Word/Image in digital media 2 (MH)
12. Review session (JG/JD/MH)
* at least a 2.1 honors degree from an Irish university or equivalent result from a university in another country
* a fluent command of the English language
Some courses may require higher standards or require you to take further tests or attend an interview.
Designed for well-qualified Arts graduates (or those who have attained an equivalent level in European or other institutions) who have a good working knowledge of both French and English.
English language requirements:
* IELTS: Grade 6.5
* TOEFL: 88 iBT, 230-computer based, 570 paper based
* Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English: Grade C
* Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English: Grade C
| CAE score: (read more) |
Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is part of the Cambridge English suite and is targeted at a high level (IETLS 6.5-8.0). It is an international English language exam set at the right level for academic and professional success. Developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment - part of the University of Cambridge - it helps you stand out from the crowd as a high achiever.
|80 (Grade A)|
|TOEFL paper-based test score :||570|
|TOEFL iBT® test:||88|
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