Spring 2012 - Undergraduate Course Descriptions
Description of Course:
This course examines art and performance from theoretical and practical perspectives. Through reading and discussing the works and the words of artists who have made important contributions to the fields of visual arts, film, music, dance and theater, the class will study the how and why of the creative process.
Readings to include: A Whole New Mind (Pink), Ways of Seeing (Berger), Music and the Brain (Storr) and The Twentieth-Century Performance Reader (Huxley).
Course Requirements/Evaluation Criteria:
Grading will be based on papers, artistic projects and presentations, participation in discussions and exercises, response to readings, tests, final project and paper, attendance and punctuality. All papers must be carefully edited for clarity of thought, grammar and spelling. After two absences, the final grade will be lowered with each subsequent absence.