Foundations in Art, Design and Spatial Practices

4.021 or 4.02A
Lab Fee: 
Per-term $75 fee after Add Date; SMACT students are exempt
Limited to 18
Required of: 
BSA, BSAD; restr. elect. Arch minor
Preference Given to: 
Course 4 majors and minors

Note: class will now meet in Room E15-207

Develops an introductory foundation in artistic practice and its critical analysis, and develops artistic approaches and methods by drawing analogies to architectural thinking, urbanism, and design practice. Covers how to communicate ideas and experiences on different scales and through two-dimensional, three-dimensional, and time-based media in new genres. Uses artistic methods that engage the public realm through spatial, sculptural, performative, and process-oriented practices. Instruction components include video screenings, guest lectures, visiting artist presentations, and field trips. Instruction and practice in written and oral communication provided.