Composing Your Life: Exploration of Self through Visual Arts and Writing

Photo of a person's face, sunglasses, shirt and necklaces.

One student's final project for the class explored the link between clothes and personal identity. (Image courtesy of Mirat Shah. Used with permission.)

Instructor(s)

MIT Course Number

SP.240 / ES.SP240

As Taught In

Spring 2006

Level

Undergraduate

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Course Features

Course Highlights

January 2009: The instructors have published a book expanding on the concepts discussed in this course.

Course Description

In this interdisciplinary seminar, we explore a variety of visual and written tools for self exploration and self expression. Through discussion, written assignments, and directed exercises, students practice utilizing a variety of media to explore and express who they are.

Ramsay, Graham, and Holly Sweet. SP.240 Composing Your Life: Exploration of Self through Visual Arts and Writing, Spring 2006. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/special-programs/sp-240-composing-your-life-exploration-of-self-through-visual-arts-and-writing-spring-2006 (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA


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