Text and the Visual Imagination|
Spring 2019 not offered
|Course Cluster: Integrated Design, Engineering & Applied Science Minor|
This course is about creating visual ideas through the interpretation of text. By exploring various texts, this class will navigate a variety of design concepts used in performance practices. The focus will include the development of a visual language, an investigation of creative processes, and collaborative concepts.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (IDEA-MN)(IDEA)(THEA)
Required: Student assignment choices, Class Reader
1) Michael Huxley and Noel Witts, eds, THE TWENTIETH-CENTURY PERFORMANCE READER
2) Kaprow, ESSAYS ON THE BLURRING OF ART AND LIFE.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
The assignments are designed as independent projects, which focus on specific aspects, such as object design, garment design, and environmental design. Each assignment will be researched, rendered and presented to the class individually through each step of the process (text, research stage, concept development, visual image, technical feasibility and execution). The last assignment could be done as a group.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
The Theater Department organizes a variety of performances for students enrolled in its courses. Field trips to see performances off campus are integrated into course syllabi. Instructors will notify students of all dates at the beginning of the semester and costs for all course field trips are covered (specifically, transportation to and from the performance and tickets). Any potential scheduling conflicts for field trips should be discussed with faculty members. Once students indicate that they are going and tickets are purchased, it is assumed they will attend. (Students backing out of field trips they had said they would attend will be asked to cover the cost of their ticket.)Performances of visitors to Wesleyan's Center for the Arts are integrated into course syllabi and students are required to attend these performances unless otherwise negotiated with instructors. Tickets for performances are available to students at the Box Office in Usdan at the reduced price of $6.00.
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