CMS.405 Media and Methods: Seeing and Expression

As taught in: Spring 2009

A bearded man moves his fist in front of a chalkboard discussing key story elements and their sequence.

What happens next? Guest lecturer Jan Egleson demonstrates how to build a story. (Image by Glorianna Davenport.)

Level:

Undergraduate

Instructors:

Prof. Glorianna Davenport

Course Features

Course Description

This class examines frameworks for making and sharing visual artifacts using a trans-cultural, trans-historical, constructionist approach. It explores the relationship between perceived reality and the narrative imagination, how an author's choice of medium and method of construction constrains the work, how desire is integrated into the structure of a work, and how the cultural/economic opportunity for exhibition/distribution affects the realization of a work. Students submit three papers and three visual projects. Work is discussed and critiqued in class. Students present final projects an exhibition at the end of term. Instruction and practice in written and oral communication is provided.