Introduction to the Visual Arts

Photograph of a student puppet show.

Students performing in a puppet show, the final project for this course. (Image courtesy of Prof. Joe Zane.)

Instructor(s)

MIT Course Number

4.301

As Taught In

Spring 2007

Level

Undergraduate

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Course Features

Course Description

This class will introduce students to a variety of contemporary art practices and ideas. The class will begin with a brief overview of 'visual language' by looking at a variety of artworks and discussing basic concepts revolving around artistic practice. The rest of the class will focus on notions of the real/unreal as explored with various mediums and practices. The class will work in video, sculpture and in public space.

Zane, Joe. 4.301 Introduction to the Visual Arts, Spring 2007. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/architecture/4-301-introduction-to-the-visual-arts-spring-2007 (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA


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