Undergraduate Module Descriptor

LAW2102: Art and Law

This module descriptor refers to the 2020/1 academic year.


NQF Level 5
Credits 15 ECTS Value 7.5
Term(s) and duration

This module ran during term 2 (11 weeks)

Academic staff

Dr Andrea Wallace (Convenor)





Available via distance learning


Art and Law is a course that examines how art engages with and is influenced by a breadth of legal areas including but not limited to intellectual property law, cultural heritage law, information law, contract law, criminal law, public international law, and private international law.

Through various sources, both traditional and alternative, you will explore how the law and its intersecting components function (or dysfunction) during the generation of cultural content, especially in an online environment. The ‘reading list’ will include films and documentaries, online articles and exhibitions, social media accounts, and case law and scholarly commentary on emerging issues in art and law. Through innovative teaching and assessment methods, you will develop and strengthen your capacity for analytical, critical, and imaginative thinking, which are essential skills for effective and persuasive argumentation, legal or otherwise.

Students will not be required to have prior knowledge or to have taken any pre-requisites or co-requisites for this module, which is suitable for specialist and non-specialist students and will be particularly useful for students who are interested in developing an interdisciplinary approach to studies.

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