Art 160 : Special Topics: Media for Social Change

Course may be repeated for credit. Six hours of instructional studio and three hours of open studio per week. Topics of concern to the instructor, usually related to current research, which may fall outside of the normal curriculum or be of more restricted content than regular studio courses. An opportunity to investigate topics and mediums on an ad hoc basis when there is a compelling reason to do so, providing there is no other course that deals with these concerns. Primarily intended for advanced undergraduates and graduates in Art Practice but open to others. For special topics and enrollment see listings on the bulletin board outside of 345 Kroeber.

This class will survey new media from a lens of personal transformation and artistic activism as means to create positive social change. Students will learn about different new media genres, such as experimental video, documentary, performance, sound and video installations, and they will create work based on these categories.