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Visual Language: On Images (Section 92)

Program(s): Summer College, Undergraduate Courses

*Taught Online*  Through studio work and critical discussions on 2D form, this course is designed to reveal the conventions of images and image-making. Basic formal elements and principles of art are presented, but they are also put into practice to reveal perennial issues in a visual field. Form is studied as a means to communicate content. Topics as varied as, but not limited to, illusion, analogy, metaphor, time and memory, nature and culture, abstraction, the role of the author, and universal systems can be illuminated through these primary investigations. Visits to museums and other fieldwork required, as is participation in studio exercises and group critiques. Students must attend the first two class sessions to confirm enrollment. 

This section (92) runs for three weeks and focuses on photography-related media and strategies. This course fulfills the general education requirement in musical, visual and dramatic arts. 

This class will utilize photographic materials because of its predominance within contemporary culture. Most supplies will be provided but there may be an additional $20-50 per student in photographic printing costs if students do extra printing or choose to use outside materials.

Remote or Residential

✓ Remote Course


Course Overview

Current Grade / Education Level

11th Grade
12th Grade
Undergrad / Grad


Summer College
Undergraduate Courses

Start Date

July 05

End Date

July 22

Class Details

Primary Instructor

Laura Letinsky

Academic Interest

Humanities (e.g., arts, philosophy)

Class Specifics

Course Code

ARTV 10100 92

Class Day(s)

Mon Wed Fri

Class Duration (CST)


12:00 P.M.


Session II

Course Length

3 weeks