Undergraduate Program Status
A practice-based workshop that introduces students to a variety of modes of expression, including photography, video and audio. This course provides conceptual and hands‐on experience making media with a focus on critical arts practice, from the creation of the project idea to post‐production. Students experience and analyze various forms and genres of these modes, and through course assignments create short works in each, applying a specific concept, style and theme. Students are also introduced to the format and functions of a workshop course. During class critiques, students receive feedback and critique from both instructor and peers, learn to improve their work based on critique, and learn to offer effective critique as well.
Upon completion of this module, students will be able to:
- Identify and articulate basic structures common to works of aural and visual media;
- Understand, articulate and apply the basic techniques of photography, video- and audio production;
- Work with basic technical proficiency on video cameras and audio recording equipment;
- Understand and apply the creative process as it applies to media arts practice;
- Conceptualize and execute an idea or concept, originally created through text, through an alternative visual or aural media;
- On a basic level, critically evaluate audio and visual works based on a specific theoretical perspective;
- On a basic level, constructively offer feedback on audio or visual work in the context of a group critique.