ARTS 360: Video Art
Credit Hours: (3) One hour lecture; three hours studio
Deals with the experimental nature of video as an art form, its history, and its unique approach to technology. Video production will also involve new digital/computer technology and multimedia presentation. Students will experiment with a variety of approaches and produce a final product for exhibition.
Note(s): Students cannot receive credit for both ARTS 360 and ART 360.
Detailed Description of Content of Course
In Video Art 360 students first gain an historical perspective of film and video as an art form. Through discussion, and viewing of films/videos students will synthesize their own definition of video art. Emphasis will be on exploring and eventually realizing a quality video art form for exhibition.
Detailed Description of Conduct of Course
Students will first gain an historical perspective of film and video as an art form by viewing artist's films and videos. Through discussion of the symbolic and imagery constructs of film/video, students will synthesize their own definition of video art. Students will build and extend basic videography skills to explore, experiment and eventually realize a quality video art for exhibition.
Goals and Objectives of the Course
Upon the successful completion of the course students will:
1). Acquire the critical thinking skills needed for exploring technology as a means of artistic expression.
2). Apply the symbolic and imagery constructs of film/video to their own definition of video art.
3). Build and extend basic videography skills in camera composition.
4). Build and extend basic videography skills in editing and image manipulation using more advanced digital programs.
5). Explore exhibition possibilities. Exhibition can involve traditional screening, gallery installation, or web design.
Evaluation will be based on class participation, discussion, and completion of projects.
Other Course Information
This course recommended for students interested in a technological approach to the arts.
Review and Approval
October 2, 2012
March 25, 2005 Reviewed by Steve Arbury, Chair