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Art is a mirror of society, history and beauty. Paintings are a specific class for consideration because they have played a crucial role in humans lives for more then 4 000 years. Most of the paintings describe fascinating stories about life in previous times or imagination of the future. During this short course I would like to invite you to be a detective and try to solve the mystery behind the paintings. We will try to answer questions such as why people have motivation to visit museums? Why we like to view paintings and sometimes spend hours in front of a piece of art? I will show the way of interpretation, which is based on basic laws of both aesthetic and the architecture of our brain and eyes. One of the most important experiences during discovering the beauty of paintings is contact with original artworks. This course contains a visit to The National Gallery in London, where we will have the opportunity to experience vibrant art.
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When you join the International Summer School 2018, you will study up to six exciting topics across the four weeks you are with us. Each topic is delivered by an internationally-recognised member of academic staff at the University of Southampton working in partnership with one of our many enthusiastic postgraduate research students. Across three engaging and interactive classroom sessions, they will introduce you to their topic of choice, explaining why it is important to them and offering you an insight into the world-class research environment they work in.
You will find each topic is a friendly and engaging experience: you will normally study in groups with around 15 – 20 fellow students, allowing you to form good working relationships and have the opportunity to contribute and discuss in class.
Each topic includes a guided trip or excursion to an important cultural site which is relevant to the studies you are undertaking, helping you to put the knowledge you have gained into a real-world context.
You will receive supporting materials in advance of the topic so you can feel well-prepared and you will be provided with a pack of information so you can continue to explore the topic and develop your interest afterwards.
At the end of the course, all students will receive a certificate of attendance. You can choose to complete the assessed exercises for the International Summer School. If you complete the assessments, you will receive a transcript from the University of Southampton worth 5 ECTS credits. The assessments will test your engagement and understanding of each topic you choose to study, and confirm that you have engaged with the cultural experience of joining us at Southampton. Though subject to confirmation, it is likely this include a multiple choice test, completing a reflective log, and taking part in a group presentation. You should speak with your university to confirm that the ECTS credits can count towards your studies at your home university.
Availability and Choice
The topics available on the summer school are indicative of rich and varied curriculum you will engage with at Southampton. Due to timetabling constraints, some topics will not be available in combination with each other. To ensure a positive experience, spaces on each topic will be limited and places allocated on a first-come-first-served basis after receipt of deposit and response to request for information. No commitment can be made that a particular topic will be available; if you have particular concerns about this, please get in touch using the contact information provided.
Notes about fees for this course
A deposit of £500 (Pounds Sterling) is required to reserve a place and this payment is non-refundable.
You will be contacted by email with the information about making the finial payment of £3350, including a place in hall accommodation.
The remainder of the costs must be paid up to a month before the Summer School.
Please note you must be 18 years of age or over at the start of the Summer School
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