4.302 BSAD Foundations in the Visual Arts

As taught in: Fall 2003

Work by Jessica Rosenkrantz.

The human genome, as spelled out on a tiled floor. Installation by Jessica Rosenkrantz. (Image courtesy of MIT OpenCourseWare.)

Level:

Undergraduate

Instructors:

Prof. Sanjit Sethi

Prof. Wendy Jacob

Course Highlights

Exemplary student work from the first project, Made Public, and the final project, Body Extension, is on display in the projects section. The assignments describing the requirements for this work are available in the assignments section.

Course Description

This class offers a foundation in the visual art practice and its critical analysis for beginning architecture students. Emphasis is on long-range artistic development and its analogies to architectural thinking and practice. Students will learn to communicate ideas and experiences through various two-dimensional, and three-dimensional, and time-based media, including installations, performance and video. Lectures, visiting artist presentations, field trips, and readings supplement studio practice.