Long Buckby branch- Modernism – pushing boundaries in the 20th

Ref: C2344333

The Oxford Dictionary describes Modernism as a ‘style or movement in the arts that aims to depart significantly from classical and traditional forms’. This international and interdisciplinary course will look at major figures who brought about change with an innovative approach to design and materials, primarily in architecture and the arts, but also touching on literature and music.

Course aim

A brief introduction to a wide-ranging subject with its heyday in the 1930s, but which relied on technologies developed in the later 19th century and greater freedom of expression gradually rolled out before and after WW1.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • You will need to be able to follow links to join our WEA live video learning platform: WEA Zoom. If you’d like to understand more about our video learning platform, Zoom please visit: http://bit.ly/WEAonline and http://bit.ly/ZoomSpec
  • No skills or experience needed

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Define modernism: how ‘the departure from classical and traditional forms’ might be shown in art or architecture
  • Identify the major development / building material which enabled modernist architecture
  • Identify at least one pioneering group of modernist artists (an -ism perhaps?)
  • Explain the significance as teacher, impresario, architect or artist, of one modernist
  • Give an example of the way writers, poets, or composers, might demonstrate modernism in their work

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA’s digital learning platform, Canvas will be used to provide resources or to support lessons, enable assessment, provide learner feedback and for other activities for individuals away from the course. If you want to understand more about our digital learning platform please visit: http://bit.ly/WEAonline
  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning
  • Handouts will be available each week on Canvas with a booklist and summary of the week's topic.

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion

What else do I need to know?

  • What you need: You will need an internet connection, speakers, a microphone and a webcam so that you can use our video learning platform, Zoom. If you’d like to understand more Zoom please visit: http://bit.ly/ZoomSpec
  • Nothing else is needed

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • Become involved with the WEA in a range of voluntary work and other activities including campaigning as a WEA member
  • You could progress to Higher Education courses. Follow link to the PEARL website for information http://pearl.open.ac.uk/
  • Relevant places you might like to visit will be covered in the course - and referred to in the handouts.

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Long Buckby branch- Modernism – pushing boundaries in the 20th

Conditions

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you enrol. Please check the details below to ensure you meet the basic eligibility critiera:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2020
  • You declare that the address you provide is correct and that you will provide evidence of this and your eligibility to live and work in the UK
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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