Course code:



IM - Introductory/Intermediate

Class size limit:


Meets the following requirements:

  • ADS - Arts & Design Studio

Lab fee:


Typically offered:

Every other year

Art video and film have long traditions as vehicles for self-expression, abstraction, self-portraiture, and experimentation. Artists have utilized motion pictures as a studio-based practice and as an extension of performance, painting, writing, drawing, and the body. Whether the results are abstract, experimental, essay, found footage or diary, these works can be highly independent, creative works of art. In this course, students will follow prompts and assignments to make short works exploring some of these possibilities. Students will read critical essays and artists’ statements addressing film as art, and study related films and videos. Students will be asked to research and present on a film/video artist. Students will be evaluated based on the completion of assignments and participation in discussions and peer critiques.


Previous coursework in photography, drawing, painting or design.

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