Rodrigo A. Valenzuela
Intensive readings in specific topic. Students complete individual research projects. Satisfies the CHID senior thesis requirement. Prerequisite: CHID 390.
"Perception is the way we contact the world, It is the language of being yet the senses have traditionally been considered the source of illusion"- Bill Viola The class explores media studies and production techniques. We will focus on video art, documentary films and photography as a source of information for the students' individual research projects
Student learning goals
Expand the students' visual literacy.
Learn how to make ideas more tangible.
Develop a relationship with the history of visual and new media arts.
General method of instruction
Weekly readings and visual examples based on the readings.
You don't need to be an amazing photographer or video artist, you just need to think about the image in critical terms.
Class assignments and grading