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Audio description of art

Individual course

The course familiarises the student with the audio description (AD) of artistic products and venues of different kinds: art galleries, museums, and theatre plays.

Course contents

The module introduces the production processes and the basic principles and guidelines for this type of AD and familiarises the student with authentic examples of AD in museums around the world.

Learning outcomes

After completing the module, the student is able to

  • articulate the basic principles of audio describing visual art and theatre and knows how AD is typically produced for and presented in different artistic venues.
  • describe the difference between audio describing static and dynamic artistic products.
  • analyse AD products and produce a basic AD script for a static artistic product, such as a painting or a sculpture.

Course material

All materials can be found from Digicampus Moodle. The course key is ”20methods21”.

Completion methods

Independent assignments and final essay. The course can be completed at your own pace.

You can get a digital badge after completing this course.

Saavutettavuus, kuvailutulkkaus, visuaalisen kuvailu, teatteriesitys, museo, taideteos

Responsible teacher

Tampere University
Pauliina Baltzar, Doctoral researcher
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Teaching period:
Continuously on-going
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Continuously on-going
Host university:
Tampere University
Who can apply:
Adult learner,
Degree student
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General prerequisites:
Basic understanding of accessibility, for example the course Fundamentals of accessibility
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