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The Art and Culture of Dubrovnik and the Venetian Cities of Dalmatia

Level 1 (CQFW Level 4), 10 Credits.

Available Dates:

This course is currently not being offered in the academic year 2015 - 2016.

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This course will examine the rich legacy of Venetian art and culture across the Dalmatian coast in Croatia and Montenegro. It will provide an introduction to this legacy by exploring the architecture, literature, sacred and secular art, and music in towns and cities such as Zadar, Split and Kotor, as well as those of the free Republic of Ragusa (Dubrovnik).

The syllabus content will include:

Who is this course for?

Anyone who is interested in music and who would like to know more about Venetian art and culture across the Dalmatian coast.

Learning and Teaching

This course is taught in 10, two-hour sessions, delivered on a weekly basis. Teaching and learning is centred on small group teaching techniques. Key information is provided orally and illustrated through the study of PowerPoint, audio and audio-visual music examples, as well as relevant historical documents, visual images, and, if appropriate, scores. One of the main aims of the module is to develop a general understanding of the topic, but also to encourage and stimulate further discussion and critical debate. Students are also expected to spend additional time in private reading and listening.

Coursework and Assessment

To award credits we need to have evidence of the knowledge and skills you have gained or improved. Some of this has to be in a form that can be shown to external examiners so that we can be absolutely sure that standards are met across all courses and subjects.

It goes without saying that students’ understanding of the music studied in a course is usually considerably enhanced if they read and write about it. You will not have a formal examination but you will be asked to produce some written work. This need not be an essay: it can take the form of a course journal, portfolio, presentation, performance, or a class test. Our assessments are flexible to suit the course and the student.

The most important element of assessment is that it should enhance your learning. Our methods are designed to increase your confidence and we try very hard to devise ways of assessing you that are enjoyable and suitable for adults with busy lives.

Reading suggestions

Barber, Anabel: Visible Cities: Dubrovnik (Visible Cities, 2nd edition, 2004)
Violich, Francis: The Bridge to Dalmatia: A Search for the Meaning of Place (The John Hopkins University Press, 1998)
Wolff, Larry: Venice and the Slavs: The Discovery of Dalmatia in the Age of Enlightenment (Stanford University Press, 2001)

What else is on offer?

If this course interests you then you should be aware that the Centre for Lifelong Learning offers a number of varied and exciting music courses. Please see our Choices Catalogue for further details, or visit our website, and click on ‘Music’.

Library and Computing Facilities

As a student on this course you are entitled to join and use the University library and computing facilities. You can find out more about these facilities on our website under Student Information, or by ringing us on
(029) 2087 0000.

Accessibility of Courses

Our aim is access for all. We aim to provide a confidential advice and support service for any student with a long term medical condition, disability or specific learning difficulty. We are able to offer one-to-one advice about disability, pre-enrolment visits, liaison with tutors and co-ordinating lecturers, material in alternative formats, arrangements for accessible courses, assessment arrangements, loan equipment and Dyslexia screening. Please contact us on (029) 2087 0000 for an information leaflet.

Further Information

A range of further information can be found on our web site or in Choices.  This includes the times and dates of courses and an explanation of accreditation and credit levels.