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Rodrigo A. Valenzuela
CHID 490
Seattle Campus

Research Seminar

Intensive readings in specific topic. Students complete individual research projects. Satisfies the CHID senior thesis requirement. Prerequisite: CHID 390.

Class description

"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.

Recommended preparation

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


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Rodrigo A. Valenzuela
Date: 11/07/2011