Video + Sound 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
LA225 Perspectives on Society and Culture 3
Exploring Visual 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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Video + Sound

Video + Sound invites you into an expansive investigation of these distinct but allied disciplines. While cultivating a practice-based media literacy, you will also develop the critical, aesthetic, and technical skills vital to cultural production.

As a Video + Sound student, you draw on the rich histories and interconnections between video art, sound art, experimental film, installation, performance, and network culture. Principles of video and sound are taught in hands-on learning environments where you gain the technical skills needed to communicate ideas through structure, pace, rhythm, duration, and the interplay between image and sound.

Students work with sound performances, multichannel video and sound installations, interactive screens, live video mixing, and repurposing outmoded technology.

During SIX, a special event with celebrated sound artist Robert Henke, students gather in Swigert Commons. Photo by Kaija Cornett ‘12.