Randi Marie Courtmanch
B CUSP 104
Examines an important social issue such as ecology, art, political change, the power of media, educational reform, or the role of science in contemporary culture through interdisciplinary investigation, and the lens of the visual, literary, and performing arts. Offered: A.
Art and Performance: Video, Place, and Technology This course introduces students to performance, video, and site-based art. Through an interdisciplinary studio setting students will learn to use digital video equipment, video editing software, and performance concepts as means for investigation and experimentation. Students will be introduced to a variety of readings, screenings, experiential activities, and discussions on art and performance in which they will engage with a range of art practices. They will further reflect and experiment with these practices through writing, dialogue, and the creation of individual and group projects.
Student learning goals
• Utilize art and performance concepts as a means of expression, research, and problem solving
• Work with video to create performance and art projects
• Work collaboratively and independently in conceptualizing and creating performance and media-based work
• Familiarize themselves with describing, interpreting, and judging art
• Use reflective writing and dialogue furthering a deeper understanding of experience and process
General method of instruction
Class assignments and grading