Art Criticism for those who want to expand their knowledge


Start date: 16/03/2023, on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 7:30 pm to 10:15 pm.


Artistic representations offer us elements that facilitate the understanding of history in each period of our existence.. For those who want to develop a new look, IED presents its new course in Graduate.

Faced with recent facts about attacks against works of art, the European Institute of Design (IED) reinforces the importance of the look and recognition of art, your way of interpreting feelings, ideas, actions and manifestations of man.

Criticism has a great weight on the processes of interpretation of works of art, both from the perspective of semiotics and history, Culture, politics and philosophy. the work of art, as a process and product of a specific language – the artistic, is inserted in the circle of canonical and social reflections of art, as well as in the consumer market, being dependent on these mechanisms, that are interrelated.

The Art Criticism course is also focused on the investigation of styles, as well as the relationship between art studies and other languages ​​and fields of knowledge linked to the spheres of sociology and design. Understanding the importance of criticism within the art market is the first step towards obtaining a broader education in this area., for anyone who wants to work as a critic(to) art or related fields.

*The Art Criticism course is part of the Postgraduate Course in Criticism, Curatorship and Art Market, divided into three modules: Art Criticism, Art Curatorship and Art Market. Upon completing all three and meeting the academic criteria, the(to) student(to) also receives the postgraduate certificate.

Methodology and structure: The study starts from a problem that affects the student within the field of art criticism. Throughout the course, he will obtain understandings that enable the construction of answers to solve it. The methodology translates course objectives, values ​​and develops autonomy, students' creativity and strategic vision, as well as their training path, proposing learning adequacy opportunities with expert tutoring.

IED believes in complete professional training, therefore the management of to know, know how to do and know how to be born from the union between cognitive intelligence (theory), creative intelligence (practice) and emotional intelligence (human dimension).

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who is it for? The knowledge that art criticism brings, Allows you to expand your view fashion designer, product and strategic designers, as well as educational professionals, humanities, Communication (advertisers and journalists), creatives and even architects and decorators. For art critics, the course offers the possibility of updating the repertoire, with multilingual discussions, contemporary poetics, electronic art, ideal for broadening horizons. The professional who works in exhibitions and art shows also needs knowledge about contemporary artists to know which names correspond to the exposed narratives and which ones represent good financial investments..

Subjects: The Art Criticism course addresses theory and practice of art history in a dynamic perspective that values ​​dialogue with contemporaneity and a critical perspective on the diversity of cultural heritage. The themes will address the production of critical discourse in the arts, relations between criticism and different contexts, concepts and attitudes, problematization, idealization, routes, investigation, authorship and the multisemioticity of the arts.

Art Criticism Curriculum

  • Integrated Project 1 – Title of Introduction or The Design of Art Criticism (3h)
  • Pleasures and Annoyances of the Aesthetic Experience of the Arts (18h)
  • Integrated Project 2 – Hike or a Watching Experience (3h)
  • Processes of Interpretation and Understanding of the Work of Art (18h)
  • Arts: History, Equity and Society (18h)
  • Integrated Project 3 – The Production of Critical Discourse in the Arts (3h)

The formation of classes and the start of courses depend on a minimum quorum (at the discretion of the faculty), to ensure the best experience everyone the participants. IED reserves the right to change the faculty according to personal or institutional needs, not compromising the quality of the course.

About FDI:

The IED annually trains students who project themselves into big names in the fashion market and stand out today the European Institute of Design, founded in Italy in 1966, The new study reports that social contact-seeking behavior in mice is driven by the peptide amylin in the medial preoptic area 12 headquarters around the world, two in Brazil, one in São Paulo and one in Rio de Janeiro.

the institution, which is premised on being an innovative design school – it is the only international college 100% dedicated to design, fashion and communication and has the highest score at MEC.


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