2 days ago, I created my schedule over the phone with a school advisor from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC). She was looking at my portfolio and we came up with a list of courses that will help to take my work to the next level. Then we created this kickass open schedule, which gives me lots of free time for yoga and work and whatever else.
Here they are:
FVNM Media Practices: Moving Image
This seminar is designed to introduce the student to the language of the moving image, its history and the ways in which artists have used moving images in this century. The course will explore the idea of radical content and experimental form by establishing the normative models and procedures of cinema and video, and then showing the ways artists have challenged these conventions. The course will define and differentiate the two dominant forms of moving image: film and video, and begin a consideration of new and expanding forms for the moving image. The course is a prerequisite to both Film I and Video I and intends to introduce the student to the moving image through a series of group exercises.
ARTH 2513 Media Art History and Genealogies
An introduction presents an overview of the academic field known as Media Art Histories as well as the specific genealogies of relevant academic disciplines (i.e. of Film Art, Video Art, New Media Art & both filmic and digital Experimental Animation) as well as genealogies of specific media technologies (i.e. cameras, computers and software; electric lights, radio and sound; chemical, magnetic, and digital forms of storage and the industrial and capitalized structures that they require). These interwoven histories of shared theory/practices are investigated in relationship to independent/experimental/art media in contemporary cultures by asking: How do artists develop methods to work with, against, and around these techno-social forms? Readings will include Kittler, Zelenski, Grau, Gunning, Gaudreault, Musser, Schivelbusch, Auge, Adorno, Kluge, and Krackauer.
ARTH 1002: Survey of Modern to Contemporary Art and Architecture
This course surveys developments in nineteenth and twentieth century art and architecture. Particular emphasis is placed on theoretical and critical issues, as well as the historical, intellectual, and socioeconomic changes that are reflected or addressed in the works of artists and architects.
PHOTO 3008-01 Multi-Level Photo Studio: Transfer Students
Every idea has a medium most suited to its execution, but often not the one in which the artist is working. This class considers new ways of translating ideas into other media to develop a sense of possibilities beyond the straight photograph. Conceptual art has given us an understanding of the triggers that might provoke an investigation of layers of meaning within the simplest of ideas. Assignment encourage students to think beyond the usual way they work and include the use of collaboration, installation, audio, video, live feed, the internet, performance, and performative uses of photography.
Contemporary Practices: Research Studio: Transfer Students
Research Studio —Transfer is specifically designed for transfer students who are new to SAIC. This particular class combines elements from Research I and II, which include an orientation to the culture of SAIC’s community and Chicago at-large, with the more advanced developmental explorations and research of students already engaged in a practice. Students take this class to work with a variety of research methodologies, both traditional and experimental, utilizing School archives and the extended community in response to studio-based conversations. In addition students are connected with an Academic Advisor to help guide them in their choices for an individualized course of study at the School.