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Visual Language: On Images (Session 1)

Program(s): Undergraduate Courses

*Taught in-person at the University of Chicago campus* 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.  This course fulfills the general education requirement in musical, visual and dramatic arts.  

Course Overview

Current Grade / Education Level

Undergrad / Grad

Program

Undergraduate Courses

Start Date

June 21

End Date

July 23

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)

13:30

4:30 P.M.

Session

Session I

Course Length

5 weeks