4.301
Introduction to Artistic Experimentation

Lab Fee: 
Per-term $75 fee after Add Date; SMACT students are exempt
Enrollment: 
Limited to 20
Open only to: 
Undergraduates
Required of: 
Restricted elective for BSAD, Design minor

This course introduces artistic practice and critical visual thinking through three studio-based projects using different scales and media—for instance, “Body Extension,” “Shaping Time,” “Public Making,” and/or “Networked Cultures.” Each project concludes with a final presentation and critique. Students explore sculptural, architectural, performative artistic methods; video and sound art; site interventions and strategies for artistic engagement in the public realm. Lectures, screenings, guest presentations, field trips, readings, and debates supplement studio practice. The course also introduces students to the historic, cultural, and environmental forces that affect both the development of an artistic vision and the reception of a work of art.

Undergraduates are welcome and students from all backgrounds are encouraged to enroll. For more information: mjahn@mit.edu.