Archaeology and art: exploring creativity through the past ADED11901

  • Academic Session: 2023-24
  • School: Short Courses
  • Credits: 0
  • Level: Level 1 (SCQF level 7)
  • Typically Offered: Summer
  • Available to Visiting Students: No

Short Description

This interdisciplinary course considers the relationships between archaeological remains and art. Each session will explore key themes in the fields of archaeology and art relating to Scotland and as placed within a wider international context of practice within each discipline. Through a range of case studies, the sessions will address several key themes, including archaeology as inspiration; monumentality, land art and sculpture; ritual and performance; and the recent emergence of creative archaeology and art archaeology practices.


Block 3 (7th, 14th, 21st, 28th April and 5th May 2020 - dates TBC)

Tuesdays 19.00-21.00

Requirements of Entry


Excluded Courses






Course Aims

This course aims to:

■ Explore the relationships between archaeology and art;

■ Present key case studies in context

■ Contribute to clearer understanding of the role of creativity in archaeological practices and of archaeological remains as inspiration to artists.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to:

■ Describe the ways in which archaeology and art can be studied and are interrelated

■ Discuss the significance of key case studies

■ Contextualise archaeology as creative practice and source of artistic inspiration

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.