Intermedia Curriculum

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Course title Fall Spring
FD101 Visual Elements: 2D 3 *
FD102 Visual Elements Digital Tools * 3
FD105-106 Basic Drawing 3 *
FD111 3-D Design 3 *
FD112 Time Arts * 3
** FN100 First Year Seminar (see note below) 1
LA121 Foundation Writing 3
LA122 Writing in Context 3
LA125 Exploring Visual Culture 3
LA225 Perspectives on Society and Culture 3
Studio Elective 3
TOTAL 15-16 15
*Can be taken Fall or Spring
**FN100 First Year Seminar is required of all freshman with fewer than 30 transfer credits.

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Intermedia offers a rigorous program of study for students who intend to build interdisciplinary work through combined media, emerging media, and conceptual inquiry. In this concentration, you learn to synthesize critical thinking, making, and research in the context of contemporary culture and creative practices.

With thematically diverse coursework, the curriculum emphasizes both theory and practice, presenting broad cultural perspectives in art-making throughout the concentration. Working with innovative and supportive faculty, visiting artists, and scholars, you engage in a course of study that combines the conceptual, technical, and historical structures of traditional and contemporary art disciplines.

Professor Linda Kliewer’s Video Installation class took their videos into the streets of Portland. Photo by Heather Zinger ‘10.