Postgraduate Diploma Course in Aesthetics, Criticism and Theory (ACT) | Postgraduate Certificate Course in Aesthetics, Criticism and Theory (ACT)

Aesthetics, Criticism and Theory (ACT)

Image: Magritte at his Easel, Duane Michals via DC Moore Gallery


This online intensive postgraduate seminar is an introduction to the conceptual relationship between painting and photography and the questions it raises for the role of art in our time through the works of the iconic 20th-century thinker Michel Foucault. In these eight lectures over one month, we will delve into Foucault’s discussions of the artists Édouard Manet, Wassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, René Magritte, Duane Michals and Gérard Fromanger.

The course will deal exclusively with original texts, looking at the major essays by Foucault on these painters and photographers that have already been translated into English in addition to untranslated interviews and short essays from his collected works Dits et Ecrits (Speeches and Writings).

Reading before class is an essential part of this course. Students will be expected to come prepared for discussion.

Classes mainly on Tuesdays and Thursdays

Timing: 6:30 – 8:30 PM 

Eligibility: Graduation Degree

Admission Requirements: 

  • A copy of your last degree certificate
  • A 100 - 150 words Bio 
  • A passport-size photograph


15 Sep - 08 Oct, 2020


Rs. 6,500
(PG Certificate)