International Journal of Art & Design Education

Modular or Integrated? A Choice for Courses in Art and Design

Volume 11.3   1992



In this paper Penelope Morris discusses the study of art and design history and theory in relation to both modular and integrated art and design courses in higher education. She notes a distinction between principles that can be taught and those that are assimilated in other ways, and the implications, from these differences, for both modular and integrated courses. The arguments inform some general recommendations for course reform, although none of the options examined is presented as a clear or viable alternative to existing practice.