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Audio Description of Art

Audio Description of Art

Nonstop MOOC on methods and technologies for accessibility
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This course is part of the larger module "Methods and technologies for accessibility and their evaluation" which consists of over 25 modules (1 ECT each). If you want to become an expert at creating digitally accessible services, make sure to check them out.

Study format
Application period
6 August 2023 – 1 December 2024
Study period
6 August 2023 – 31 December 2024
Hosting university
Tampere University
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Learning outcomes

Learning Outcome 1

The student is able to articulate the basic principles of audiodescribing visual art and theatre and knows how AD is typically produced for and presented in different artistic venues.


Learning Outcome 2

The student is able to describe the difference between audiodescribing static and dynamic artistic products.


Learning Outcome 3

The student is able to analyse AD products and is able to produce a basic AD script for a static artistic product, such as a painting or a sculpture.


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This thematic module familiarizes the student with the audiodescription (AD) of artistic products and venues of different kinds: art galleries, museums and theatre plays. The module introduces the production processes and the basic principles and guidelines for this type of AD and familiarizes the student with authentic examples of AD in museums around the world.

Hosting university

Tampere University

Tampere University