Visual Arts Courses

Visual Arts

Drawing I

VIS 201 / ARC 201 · Fall 2016

Multiple sections offered

Instructors: Eve Aschheim · Nathan Carter

This course approaches drawing as a way of thinking and seeing.

Documentary Film and the City

URB 202 / VIS 200 / SOC 208 / HIS 202 / HUM 202 · Fall 2016

S01 · Tuesdays, 1:30 - 4:20 pm

Instructors: Purcell Carson · Alison Isenberg

This urban studies seminar in history and documentary filmmaking focuses on Trenton's unrest of April 1968, when a black college student, Harlan Joseph, was shot and killed by a white police officer.

Painting I

VIS 203 / ARC 327 · Fall 2016

Multiple sections offered

Instructors: Eve Aschheim · Pam Lins

An introduction to the materials and methods of painting.

Analog Photography

VIS 211 · Fall 2016

C01 (Deana Lawson) · Thursday, 1:30 - 4:20 p.m.

Instructors: Deana Lawson · Jeff Whetstone

An introduction to the processes of analog photography through a series of problems directed toward the handling of film-based cameras, light-sensitive paper, darkroom chemistry, and printing.

Graphic Design

VIS 214 / ARC 214 / CWR 214 · Fall 2016

U01 · Friday, 11:00 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. and 1:30 - 4:20 p.m.

Instructors: Staff

This studio course will introduce students to the essential aspects and skills of graphic design, and will analyze and discuss the increasingly vital role that non-verbal, graphic information plays in all areas of professional life, from fine art and book design to social networking and the Internet.

Graphic Design: Visual Form

VIS 216 · Fall 2016

U01 · Monday, 1:30 - 4:20 p.m. and 7:30 - 9:40 p.m.

Instructors: David Reinfurt

This course introduces students to techniques for decoding and creating graphic messages in a variety of media, and delves into issues related to visual literacy through the hands-on making and analysis of graphic form.

Art for Everyone

VIS 219 · Fall 2016

U01 · Wednesday, 7:30 - 10:20 p.m.

Instructors: Fia Backström

This studio class will address the increasing social pressure on art to become more widely distributed, immediately accessible, and democratically produced.

Introductory Sculpture

VIS 221 · Fall 2016

U01 · Tuesday, 7:30 - 9:40 p.m. Wednesday, 1:30 - 4:20 p.m.

Instructors: Amy Yao

A studio introduction to sculpture, particularly the study of form, space, and the influence of a wide variety of materials and processes on the visual properties of sculpture.

Sound and Place

MUS 239 / VIS 239 / ANT 354 · Fall 2016

C01 · Monday and Wednesday, 11:00 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.

Instructors: Shawn Jaeger

What is the relationship between sound and place? How do we experience the everyday sounds of our acoustic environment? What stories can sound tell? This course invites students to engage with Princeton's soundscape.

How to Make a Film

VIS 261 · Fall 2016

C01 · Monday, 7:30 - 10:20 p.m. Tuesday, 1:30 - 4:20 p.m.

Instructors: Staff

A film/video course introducing the techniques of shooting and editing digital video.

Documentary Filmmaking

VIS 263 · Fall 2016

S01 · Tuesday, 7:30 - 9:40 p.m. Wednesday, 1:30 - 4:20 p.m.

Instructors: Lynne Sachs

In the real world, what relationships have the necessary friction to generate compelling films? Documentary Filmmaking will introduce you to the craft, history and theory behind attempts to answer this question.

Intermediate Photography

VIS 313 · Fall 2016

C01 · Wednesday, 12:30 - 4:20 p.m.

Instructors: James Welling

This course will examine photography's constant negotiation of evolving technologies.

Costume Design

THR 317 / VIS 372 · Fall 2016

C01 · Monday, 12:30 - 4:20 p.m.

Instructors: Anita Yavich

An exploration of the various aspects of Costume Design for the stage.

From Script to Screen

VIS 317 / CWR 317 · Fall 2016

C01 · Monday, 1:30 - 4:20 p.m.

Instructors: Afia Serena Nathaniel

This course will focus on the three major phases of cinematic storytelling: story development, principal photography, and post-production.

Art as Research

VIS 322 · Fall 2016

S01 · Wednesday, 1:30 - 4:20 p.m.

Instructors: Fia Backström

Through readings, discussions, case studies, and studio projects, students in this class will engage the immediate context of the University as source material for their artworks, and as a means of exploring the effect that research and knowledge production might have on contemporary artistic practice.

Issues in Contemporary Art

VIS 392 / ART 392 · Fall 2016

C01 · Tuesday, 1:30 - 4:20 p.m.

Instructors: Deana Lawson

The course addresses current issues in painting, drawing, sculpture, film, video, photography, and performance installation.

Theatrical Design Studio

THR 400 / VIS 400 · Fall 2016

C01 · Wednesdays, 12:30 - 4:20 p.m.

Instructors: Jane Cox · Anya Klepikov

This course is designed to endow students with the conceptual and practical skills that will enable them to design for productions in the theater program.

Advanced Drawing: The Figure

VIS 401 · Fall 2016

U01 · Monday, 12:30 - 4:20 p.m. and 7:30 - 9:40 p.m.

Instructors: Kurt Kauper

Through careful observation, this class will focus exclusively on human figure and purse the development of a strong sense of bone structure, muscle contours and light. From this perceptual foundation, students will be encouraged to develop independent points of view. Assignments will loosely revolve around themes of narrative, abstraction, expression, and conceptual strategies.

Advanced Screenwriting: Writing for Television

CWR 405 / VIS 405 · Fall 2016

C01 - Susanna Styron · Friday, 1:30 - 3:50 p.m.

Instructors: Susanna Styron

SPOTS AVAILABLE — Upperclassmen may still apply for this course until September 12, 2016, at 5:00 p.m. This advanced screenwriting course will introduce students to the post 1990’s “golden age of television” and outline the differences between writing for film and a scripted TV series.

Advanced Graphic Design

VIS 415 · Fall 2016

U01 · Tuesday, 12:30 - 4:20 p.m.

Instructors: David Reinfurt

This studio course builds on the skills and concepts of the 200-level Graphic Design classes.

Exhibition Issues and Methods

VIS 416 · Fall 2016

S01 · Wednesday, 7:30 - 10:00 p.m.

Instructors: Pam Lins

This seminar provides senior ART Program 2 and VIS certificate students a context for investigating and discussing contemporary art exhibition practices.

Extraordinary Processes

VIS 418 / CEE 418 · Fall 2016

U01 · Tuesdays, 12:30 - 4:20 p.m.

Instructors: Joe Scanlan · Sigrid Adriaenssens

This course investigates how extreme amounts of invested time and manual labor are capable of transforming the ordinary into the extraordinary.

Introduction to Screenwriting: Adaptation

CWR 448 / VIS 448 · Fall 2016

C01 - Christina Lazaridi · Wednesdays, 1:30 - 4:20 p.m.

Instructors: Christina Lazaridi

This course will introduce students to screenwriting adaptation techniques, focusing primarily on the challenges of adapting “true stories” pulled from various non-fiction sources.

Re-inventing the Guided Tour

ATL 498 / THR 498 / VIS 498 · Fall 2016

S01 · Mondays, 1:30 - 4:20 p.m.

Instructors: Jane Cox · Monica Bill Barnes

Each student will shape, chart out, design and choreograph a live experience that leads people through a physical location of their choice.