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FOUNDATIONS IN ART: THEORY & EDUCATION

Class: Experience (100-level new media)
Assignment: Genre Pirates
Media: Video Art

I divided the class into teams of four and had them choose both a genre of film (i.e. horror, drama, comedy, etc.) and a general conceptual theme from a matrix. The student groups collectively developed storyboards and shot footage taking visual and auditory cues from the film genre they chose, while creating a video artwork that addressed their theme. For the post-production stage (editing and scoring) the students all worked individually--which meant that there would be four different cuts of each project. This enabled students to better comprehend the significance of post-production, seeing how their classmates decision making differed from their own.

Class: Experience (100-level new media)
Assignment: Genre Pirates
Media: Video Art

Class: Experience (100-level new media)
Assignment: With Your Heart on Your Sleeve, Your Foot in Your Mouth, and Your Head in the Clouds
Media: Performance Art

Addressing a formative moment in their lives, the students were asked to generate a performance that incorporated three primary elements: a costume, a metaphoric action, and a site-specific location.

Class: Experience (100-level new media)
Assignment: With Your Heart on Your Sleeve, Your Foot in Your Mouth, and Your Head in the Clouds
Media: Performance Art

Class: Experience (100-level new media)
Assignment: With Your Heart on Your Sleeve, Your Foot in Your Mouth, and Your Head in the Clouds
Media: Performance Art