4.354 / 4.355
Introduction to Video and Related Media

Lab Fee: 
There will be NO lab fee for Spring 2021
UG: 4.354, G: 4.355 — Limited to 8
Required of: 
Restricted elective for BSA, BSAD, Arch & Design minors

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. Emphasizes practical knowledge of lighting, video capturing and editing, and montage. Presentation and critique of student work, technical workshops, screenings, and reading discussions assist students with final project.  In person not required.

Additional work required of students taking the graduate version.



  • Camera, audio recording, and lighting demonstrations will be revised to cover general practices, versus learning specific equipment functions.
  • Students will need to have access to a camera that can record HD video and audio (a cell phone is acceptable, though not the first choice).
  • Students will also need to be able to access a computer that has Adobe Premiere Pro.