ARCH107 Understanding Art and Architecture

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Course Code Course Title Weekly Hours* ECTS Weekly Class Schedule
ARCH107 Understanding Art and Architecture 2 0 3 Tuesday, 10:00-11:50
Prerequisite None It is a prerequisite to


Lecturer Nerma Omićević Office Hours / Room / Phone
A F3.18 - 033 957 213
Assistant Assistant E-mail
Course Objectives This course will introduce students to the basic concepts of art and architectural practice, through an analysis of the production of art and architecure drawn form a range of historical periods and contexts.
Textbook Understanding Architecture. Its Elements, History and Meaning. Leland M. Roth and Amanda C. Roth Clark. Third Edition. Routledge. 2014; The Story of Art by E.H.Gombrich. Phaidon Press. 16th Edition. 2007; Understanding Art. Lois Fichner Rathus. Cengage Learning. Eleventh Edition. 2017; The Fundamentals of Architecture. Farrelly, L. Second Edition. Ava Publishing. 2012;
Additional Literature
  • Additional literature will be provided as and when required
Learning Outcomes After successful  completion of the course, the student will be able to:
  1. Identify key art and architectural styles and movements
  2. Understand the contexts in which art and architectural practices have been undertaken
  3. Identufy and and understandthe common themes and links between art and architecture
  4. Understand the meaning of art and architecture through acquiring the analystic tools allowing them to read and analyse the production of art and architecture
Teaching Methods Lectures and class discussions; Set readings will form a key component of the teaching practice.
Teaching Method Delivery Face-to-face Teaching Method Delivery Notes
Week 1 Course introduction, Assignments and Course administration
Week 2 Introduction to Art and Architecture
Week 3 Understanding Art and Architecture - Line, Shape, Light and Color
Week 4 Understanding Art and Architecture - Texture, Pattern, Space, Time and Motion
Week 5 Submission of Assignment 1
Week 6 Understanding Art and Architecture - Principles of Design, Drawing and Painting
Week 7 Understanding Art and Architecture - Graphic Design, Photography
Week 8 Understanding Art and Architecture - Digital Arts, Sculpture and 3D Design
Week 9 Midterm Exam
Week 10 Art and Architecture of the Ancient World; Art and Architecture of Greece and Rome
Week 11 Art and Architecture of the Renaissance and the Baroque
Week 12 Art and Architecture of the Modern Era
Week 13 Submission of Assignment 2
Week 14 Art and Architecture of the Twentieth Century_The Early Years and Postwar to Postmodern
Week 15 Art and Architecture Now_Summary and Pre-Final Review
Assessment Methods and Criteria Evaluation Tool Quantity Weight Alignment with LOs
Final Exam 1 40 3,4
Semester Evaluation Components
In-term exam 1 30 1,3
Assignments 2 30 1,2
***     ECTS Credit Calculation     ***
 Activity Hours Weeks Student Workload Hours Activity Hours Weeks Student Workload Hours
Lecture Hours 2 14 28 Assignments 3 2 6
Home Study 1 10 10 In-term exam study 10 1 10
Final Exam study 15 1 15 In-term Assignment 3 2 6
        Total Workload Hours = 75
*T= Teaching, P= Practice ECTS Credit = 3
Course Academic Quality Assurance: Semester Student Survey Last Update Date: 19/02/2024
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