CMS.405 Media and Methods: Seeing and Expression, Spring 2009
Media and Methods: Seeing and Expression
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This class examines frameworks for making and sharing visual artifacts using a trans-cultural, trans-historical, constructionist approach. It explores the relationship between perceived reality and the narrative imagination, how an author's choice of medium and method of construction constrains the work, how desire is integrated into the structure of a work, and how the cultural/economic opportunity for exhibition/distribution affects the realization of a work. Students submit three papers and three visual projects. Work is discussed and critiqued in class. Students present final projects an exhibition at the end of term. Instruction and practice in written and oral communication is provided.
media, video, student work, identity, documentary films, portrait, photography, imagination, narrative, screenplay, comics, cultural expression