Art and Place: Sites, Spaces and Identities (V4158)

30 credits, Level 6

Spring teaching

This module will consider how works of art and visual culture relate to the places in which they are produced and consumed, or to which they make reference. It will start by considering a variety of site-specific works, from land art to murals, and will range across other practices such as performance and conceptual art.

You will acquire frameworks to discuss how works of art engage with urban locations and the natural world, as well as the role played by cultural production in developing regional and national identities. The examples in the taught component of the module will be drawn from nineteenth and twentieth century American art, but the module will equip you to research how works of art, architecture, and visual culture relate to place from a wide variety of other contexts.


33%: Practical (Workshop)
67%: Seminar


30%: Practical (Presentation)
70%: Written assessment (Dissertation)

Contact hours and workload

This module is 300 hours of work. This breaks down into 33 hours of contact time and 267 hours of independent study.

This module is running in the academic year 2019/20. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. It may become unavailable due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of such changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.