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UMUO4003 Visual Methodologies, 3 ECTS cr. 
Code UMUO4003  Validity 01.01.1950 -
Name Visual Methodologies  Abbreviation Visual Methodol 
Credits3 ECTS cr.  Date of expiry  
TypeSubject studies Subject0150 Art 
ClassCourse  Hours  
Study right   GradingPass, Fail, Grades 1-5 
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Organisation Faculty of Art and Design 


Students will understand the process of interpreting and analysing visual data in the context of academic research and specific methodological frameworks. Students will see the  correlations and challenges of art, design and research, and gain knowledge of essential applicable research methods.


The course will provide the principles of visual methodologies related on student’s theses, interests and their research data / artistic productions


24 hours lectures and visual analysis workshops


Active participation to the lectures and work-shops, successful completion of assignments and analysis based on the specific methods and data

More literature information and extra material 

Rose: Visual Methodologies (2007)
van Leeuwen & Jewitt: Handbook of Visual Analysis (2001) Mirzoeff (ed.): The Visual Culture Reader (2002)
Kress & Van Leeuwen: Reading images: the grammar of visual design (2006)


5-1 / failed


First period of second year Master studies


Mari Mäkiranta and Seppo Kuivakari

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