Academic year
2024/2025 Syllabus of previous years
Official course title
Course code
EM3A10 (AF:444267 AR:288248)
On campus classes
ECTS credits
Degree level
Master's Degree Programme (DM270)
Educational sector code
1st Term
Course year
In the framework of the Master's Degree in Arts Management, the course aims to prompt a critical confrontation with traditional aesthetic notions such as those of creativity, taste, aesthetic experience, interest/disinterest, detachment and distance in the appreciation of the arts and cultural consumption. It therefore intends to provide students with an in-depth knowledge of some major theoretical issues concerning these notions, as well as their historical and socio-cultural implications, with a particular focus on the contemporary scenario of visual culture studies.
Knowledge and understanding: knowledge of the topics covered in the course, independent self-orientation within the bibliography, critical awareness in using the fundamental concepts introduced in the course.
Applied knowledge and understanding: to recognize and use the notion of essentialism/antiessentialism in art, to discuss the concept of interpretation in art, to critically understand the relationships between the individual and society in art.
Making judgments: The course aims to provide the tools for a critical consideration of the relationships and dynamics between artistic practices and social reality.
At the end of the course, students should acquire adequate communication skills to discuss investigated topics, as well as to formulate independent assessments providing sustainable reasons.
To be specified by the assigned adjuct professor, if applicable.
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However, an exemplary content could be along the following lines:
Art, autonomy and heteronomy: from the cultural industry to the art world.
The course aims to focus on the relationships between art, society and economy with reference to the autonomist conception of art developed in the modern age, considering in particular the concepts of cultural industry and art world that arose on philosophical ground and subsequently extended to other areas in a more or less conscious manner.
To be specified by the assigned adjuct professor.
To be specified by the assigned adjuct professor.
In any case, the final exam will evaluate if the students have acquired the knowledge delivered in the course, their capacity to give reasons, their ability to communicate the different positions with critical awareness as well as their capacity to apply them to current cultural contexts.
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This subject deals with topics related to the macro-area "Human capital, health, education" and contributes to the achievement of one or more goals of U. N. Agenda for Sustainable Development

Definitive programme.
Last update of the programme: 15/04/2024