The subject establishes, in a first part, a chronological journey through the European history of art, from Antiquity to Contemporary Art. Also, they will see other non-European artistic samples. In the second part of the subject, will be a special emphasis on the art of new media, as basic training of the degree. The great heterogeneity of artistic creations linked to the new media of information and communication will be presented. The student must understand and know the birth of the art of new media and the possibilities that this art offers as a reference for their own artistic creations. Likewise, the student will study and work on fundamental concepts in the history of art (beauty, originality, authenticity, artist, audience, presence, space-time ...) from a more classical conception of art to work how they are transmuted, some of them, in the art of our days.
Type Subject
Primer - Obligatoria

Titular Professors

Academic Coordinator
Previous Knowledge

The student knows the history, references, vocabulary and artistic concepts.
The student knows the basic vocabulary of digital art in his own language and English
The student understands the main ideas of complex texts in English, can produce clear texts and communicate orally.


Lesson 1. Ancient art. We will study the most significant artistic representations of each of the periods of ancient art, as well as the historical, economic and social context from which these works of art arise.
Lesson 2. Classical art. Study of Greek and Roman art. The most representative artistic representations of painting, sculpture and architecture will be studied.
Lesson 3. Middle Ages. Study of Western art during the first centuries of Christianity, the Romanesque and the Gothic.
Lesson 4. The art of the Modern Age will be studied, seeing the most representative works of the Renaissance and the Baroque.
Lesson 5. The twentieth century and the emergence of contemporary art. The artistic vanguards.
Lesson 6. Non-European Art. Other artistic looks.
Lesson 6. Study of the paradigm shift in contemporary art in the mid-twentieth century.
Lesson 7. New Media Art. We will analyze the theoretical corpus of Media Art, which arose from the 50s-60s and the journey made to this day.
In a transversal way to all the themes, basic concepts in the history of art will be worked, such as beauty, originality of the work, the role of the artist or functionality, among others.These concepts will be working in the different artistic periods until today.


In the subject will work through different teaching methodologies. At the beginning of each unit there will be a master class where the teacher will introduce certain basic concepts and contextualize the student in the historical-artistic moment. From here, the student will have a series of audiovisual material and didactic activities based on the active methodologies with which he will acquire the knowledge of the different stylistic periods and the specific vocabulary of the discipline. From the beginning of the course the student will be presented with a group project to develop throughout the course and to present orally and in writing at the end of the course.
MD 1: Master Class with the support of audiovisual material.
MD 2: Seminar.
MD 3: Flipped classroom.
MD 4: Real events.
MD 5: Project-based learning.
MD 6: Peer Instruction.


Standard evaluation:
Theoretical basis:
Evaluation of the theoretical basis of the subject through:
- a test of each subject.
- a written test of open response at the end of each semester.
Minimum grade required to arise average >4/10
Individual note.

Evaluation of the seminars made during the course.
Minimum grade required to arise average >4/10.
Individual note.

Written presentation of the course project:
Evaluation of the written work of the course project.
Minimum grade required to arise average >4/10.
Group note

Oral communication:
Evaluation of the student's oral expression in the different seminars and in the oral presentation of the final project of the course.
Minimum note to make the average> 4/10.
Group note

Continuous evaluation:
Involvement of the student in the classes, delivery of the exercises and criteria of the teacher.

Special evaluation:
In case standard evaluation is failed, students have the option to pass the subject by passing a special evaluation exam.

Evaluation Criteria

In the event that the exams, exercises or works to be delivered by the student do not present a correct written, grammatical and orthographic expression, the maximum grade will be a 4.
If the conditions are not fulfilled for passing the convocation, the maximum grade will be a 4. The student will have the right to review the exam grade (evaluation) on the day assigned by the professors. Upon this revision, the student’s grade may improve or decline.

Basic Bibliography

Crespo Fajardo, J. L. (Coord.) (2012). Discursos sobre arte digital. Málaga: Universidad Málaga.
(2012) coord. José Luis Crespo Fajardo, Univ. Málaga.

Gombrich, E.H. (2006). Historia del Arte. Madrid: Debate.

Heinich, N. (2017). El paradigma del arte contemporáneo. Estructuras de una revolución artística. Madrid: Casimiro libros.

Lieser, W. (2009). El arte digital: Ullmann Publishing.

Manovich, L. (2005). El lenguaje de los nuevos medios de comunicación. La imagen en la era digital. Barcelona: Ediciones Paidós.

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