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Visual Language: On Images (Session 1)

Program(s): Undergraduate Courses

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. Wait list requests are due several weeks before the quarter begins. This section (91) runs for five weeks, focuses on collage, and will not require museum visits or fieldwork. 

Remote or Residential

✓ Residential Course


Course Overview

Current Grade / Education Level

Undergrad / Grad


Undergraduate Courses

Start Date

June 13

End Date

July 15

Class Details

Primary Instructor

Robert Peters

Academic Interest

Humanities (e.g., arts, philosophy)

Class Specifics

Course Code

ARTV 10100 91

Class Day(s)

Tues Thurs

Class Duration (CST)


4:30 P.M.


Session I

Course Length

5 weeks