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Topics in Studio Art: Narrative, Sequence, and Seriality
ARST 323
Fall 2020
Section: 01  

Artists in all media have historically responded to common, formal, and ideological motivations. These motivations encompass the very fabric of a liberal arts education. This course is intended to develop such a conversation among the various studio art disciplines as the foundation for making art. The course centers on a topic determined by the instructor. The class will function as a study group (of painters, sculptors, photographers, drawers, printmakers, architects, and so on) that tackles the topic through the act of art-making. The topic will be introduced through readings and visual precedents, and through discussion we will determine means to respond as artists, each student in his or her own medium. These individual responses will then be analyzed in group critiques. Later in the semester, students will expand their investigations to include studio disciplines other than their own.

Topic for 2020: Narrative, Sequence, and Seriality
This course is an exploration of narrative in a range of visual art practices. We'll examine how different mediums allow time and "stories" to unfold, and how progression, series, and sequence operate to create meaning. One of the aims of this course is to challenge traditional notions and expectations of narrative. How does the role and function of the "narrator" shift in a visual arts context? What minimally constitutes a narrative?

At the beginning of the course, students respond to open-ended prompts using drawing and mapping ideation exercises that lead to the creation of intensive projects in the medium of their choice. In addition to studio activities, readings, and screenings, we will look at and discuss the work of other artists working within a broad range of media and artistic traditions.

This course is offered as an elective for studio arts majors but can, at the discretion of the instructor, be offered to majors from other departments with adequate experience in visual arts. For admission to the class, students are expected to be capable of self-expression in at least one visual art medium.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA ART
Course Format: StudioGrading Mode: Student Option
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: ARST131 OR ARST235 OR ARST244 OR ARST245 OR ARST251 OR ARST253 OR ARST260 OR ARST285 OR ARST190 OR ARST233 OR ARST237 OR ARST239 OR ARST243 OR ARST261
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ARST)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

Last Updated on JUN-23-2024
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