Subjects

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

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.

instructors
units
3-3-6 U
schedule
TR 9-12 (E15-207)
prerequisites
4.021 or 4.02A
description

Note: class will now meet in Room E15-207

instructors
units
3-3-6 U/G / 3-3-3 G
schedule
()
prerequisites
4.314: 4.301 or 4.302 or permission of instructor
description

Canceled for Spring 2022

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

Introduces history and contemporary practices in artistic photography through projects, lectures, artist visits, group discussions, readings, and field trips. Fosters visual literacy and aesthetic appreciation of photography/digital imaging, as well as critical awareness of how images in our culture are produced and constructed.

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

Fosters critical awareness of how images in our culture are produced and constructed. Covers a range of experimental techniques and camera formats, advanced traditional and experimental black-and-white darkroom printing, and all aspects of digital imaging and output. Includes individual and group reviews, field trips, and visits from outside professionals.

instructors
units
3-3-6 U / 2-4-6 G
schedule
TW 205 (E15-054, E15-001)
prerequisites
4.352: 4.354 or permission of instructor; 4.353: 4.355 or permission of instructor
description

Introduces advanced strategies of image and sound manipulation, both technical and conceptual. Covers pre-production planning (storyboards and scripting), refinement of digital editing techniques, visual effects such as chroma-keying, post-production, as well as audio and sonic components. Context provided by regular viewings of contemporary video artworks and other audio-visual formats.

instructors
units
3-3-6 U/G / 3-3-3 G
schedule
WR 2-5 (E15-001, E15-054)
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
units
3-0-6 G
schedule
M 9:30-12:30 (E15-001)
prerequisites
description

Note: Class will now meet in Room E15-001

instructors
units
3-3-6 U/G / 3-3-3 G
schedule
TR 7-10 (E15-001)
prerequisites
UG: 4.301 or 4.302; 4.307; 4.312 or permission of instructor; G: 4.307; 4.312 or permission of instructor
description

Focuses on the production of artistic interventions in public space. Explores ideas, situations, objects, and materials that shape public space and inform the notion of public and publicness, with an emphasis on co-production and cooperative ethics. Examines forms of environmental art in comparison to temporal and critical forms of art and action in the public sphere.

instructors
units
3-3-6 U/G / 3-3-3 G
schedule
()
prerequisites
UG: 4.301 or 4.302 or permission of instructor; G: permission of instructor
description

Canceled for Spring 2022

instructors
units
3-0-6G
schedule
F 10:30-12 (E15-207)
prerequisites
description

Aids students in the selection of a thesis topic, development of an approach method, preparation of a proposal that includes an outline for their thesis. Explores artistic practice as a method of critical inquiry and knowledge production/dissemination. Students examine artist writings and consider academic formats and standards.

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
2-3-4 G
schedule
W 9:30-12:30 (E15-207)
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.

instructors
units
2-3-4 G / 3-3-6 G
schedule
TR 9:30-12:30 (E15-001)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

Challenging the contemporary conditions and the urgent need for a transdisciplinary dialogue, this course provides the methodology and tools for creating the art that deals with the topics of science, uses scientific data and technologies to create new aesthetic experiences.