Subjects

instructors
units
3-3-6 U
schedule
WR 2-5 (E15-283A)
prerequisites
description

This course is an introduction to artistic practice and critical visual thinking. Through hands-on and maker-kit demos (sculpture, mould-making, sewing, cold connections), quick brainstorms, readings, guest lectures, presentations, and project-driven explorations, students explore topics that interest them and that relate to the theme.

instructors
units
3-3-6 U/G / 3-3-6 G
schedule
TR 9:30-12:30 (E15-207)
prerequisites
Undergraduates: 4.301 or 4.302 or permission of instructor
description

Initiates a dialogue between architecture, urbanism, and contemporary art by focusing on the work of practitioners who intertwine the three disciplines in a critical spatial practice. Investigates themes and works ranging from early modernist practices to the contemporary and research based.

instructors
units
3-3-6 U/G / 3-3-3 G
schedule
MW 9:30-12:30 (E15-001)
prerequisites
description

Explores three-dimensional art work, including sculptures and installations, from design to model to finished piece. Addresses challenges associated with design and fabrication, process, context, and relationships between objects, the body, and physical or cultural environments. Lectures, screenings, field trips, readings, and debates supplement studio practice.

instructors
units
3-3-6 U/G / 3-3-3 G
schedule
TR 9:30-12:30 (E15-054)
prerequisites
G: permission of instructor
description

This introductory course in photography and related media provides foundations in visual theory and practical instructions in the fundamentals of various camera formats and digital imaging. It fosters—both theoretically and practically—media literacy, from analogue to digital imaging.

instructors
units
3-3-6 U/G / 3-3-3 G
schedule
T 2-5 (E15-054)
prerequisites
UG: 4.341 or permission of instructor, G: 4.342 or permission of instructor
description

This advanced photography course is designed for students who wish to explore photography, images and archives, as tools and resources for artistic practices. The course focuses on the use of archival images in photographic practices while encouraging students to explore analog, digital and new technologies.

instructors
units
3-3-6 U/G / 3-3-3 G
schedule
TR 2-5 (E15-001 + E15-070)
prerequisites
description

Examines the technical and conceptual variables and strategies inherent in contemporary video art practice. Analyzes structural concepts of time, space, perspective, and sound within the art form. Building upon the historical legacy of the moving the image, students render self-exploration, performance, social critique, and manipulation of raw experience into an aesthetic form.

instructors
Marisa Jahn, James Paradis
units
2-3-7 U
schedule
M 10-12, W 9-12 (E15-335, 56-180)
prerequisites
description

Exploration of today's extractive economies and the role that artists, media-makers, and transmedia producers play in shaping public perception, individual choices, and movement-building towards sustainability.

instructors
units
3-0-6 G
schedule
F 9-10 (E15-207)
prerequisites
description

Introduces foundational texts in contemporary theory and criticism at the intersection of art, culture, and technology. Through presentations and discussions, students explore the necessary methodological perspectives required of an interdisciplinary approach to artistic practices. Subject spans fall and IAP terms.

instructors
units
3-3-12 G
schedule
MF 2-5 (E15-001)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

Explores the theory and criticism of intersections between art, culture, and technology in relation to contemporary artistic practice, critical design, and media. Students consider methods of investigation, documentation, and display and explore modes of communication across disciplines.

instructors
units
3-0-6 G
schedule
W 2-5 (E15-001)
prerequisites
Permission of Instructor
description

Seminar or lecture on a topic in visual arts that is not covered in the regular curriculum. Requires original research and presentation of oral and written reports and/or design projects, varying at the discretion of the instructor.