How do artists make art? How do we evaluate it? In this course, students of all levels get to experience firsthand the particular challenges and rewards of art making through practical engagement with five fields — creative writing, visual art, theater, dance, and music — under the guidance of professionals.
Visual Arts Courses
This course approaches drawing as a way of thinking and seeing.
An introduction to the materials and methods of painting.
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.
This studio course introduces students to aesthetic and theoretical implications of digital photography.
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.
This studio class will address the increasing social pressure on art to become more widely distributed, immediately accessible, and democratically produced.
This studio production class will engage in a variety of timed-based collage, composition, visualization, and storytelling techniques. Students will be taught the fundamental techniques of 2D animation production.
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.
An introduction to narrative and avant-garde narrative film production through the creation of hands-on digital video exercises, short film screenings, critical readings, and group critiques.
This course looks at the way Italy has expressed its cultural, political, and social individuality in major cinematic works from 1968 to the present.
This course is an invitation to the ethnographic, artistic, and ecological imagination.
In this class, we will analyze classic and contemporary strategies for making a documentary film, and see if we can invent some new ones of our own.
How does a screenwriter, organize and develop the ideas that will form a feature narrative script?
This advanced screenwriting course will introduce students to the complexity and thought process behind creating a first season for a dramatic TV series.
This studio course builds on the skills and concepts of the 200-level Graphic Design classes.
This seminar explores cultural production in Ba`thist Syria (1963 - present) - its conditions of creation, circulation, and reception - within a broad historical and theoretical framework.
In this course, students will be introduced not only to the politics of place but also to an ethics of place explored through the lenses of culture, ecology, and fossil fuel development.
Artists have long deployed language as a kind of satellite hovering in the vicinity of their artworks, influencing their reception.