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NEW: 07:080:101 The Creative Process Online

The Creative Process Online

Course Number: 07:080:101
Course Format: Lecture
Mode of Instruction: Online Asynchronous

This course will investigate how visual artists employ a creative process which develops their ideas visually. Students will learn from this and while working from a written assignment they will produce research material, and sketch book work undertaken using a range of processes and a variety of materials. This development work will lead to exciting original final outcomes.

3 credits

Course Prerequisites and Corequisites: None
Learning Goals of Course:
The goal will be to produce a rich and exciting portfolio of original work to include textual and visual research, developmental art work, informed and inspired by the research process, and finally artwork outcomes of an original personal nature which show rigor and skill in both concepts and execution.

By participating in Rutgers “Discovering the Creative Process,” students will:

Demonstrate understanding of both historical and contemporary art design and popular culture in relation to a set theme. This will be explored through written and visual research.
Undertake wide ranging experimentation with traditional and more unusual materials and processes, identifying and evaluating the limitations and potential of these for creating ideas and developing solutions in support of discovering the creative process.
Produce a personal body of artwork upon which the student will verbally and textually reflect and evaluate what they have achieved.

Required and Recommended Course Materials: Materials required for this course will be a range of drawing material and an A3 sketch book (White pages). As the course progresses students will need other art materials dependent on how their work progresses and direction they are taking conceptually. Initial reading material will be provided and as the course progresses students will need reading material of a personal nature dependent on their lines of investigation and this will be discussed at personal tutorials and during class discussions.

Instructor: Anne Edwards, aedwards@mgsa.rutgers.edu

07:080:131 Art Appreciation Online

Art Appreciation Online

Course Number: 07:080:131
Course Format: Lecture
Mode of Instruction: Online Asynchronous

Do you appreciate art but cannot find the words to talk about it? Are there events in paintings or sculpture that you can feel but don’t know how to express? The online course in Art Appreciation is an opportunity to look at many pieces of artwork and to learn “art talk.” Travel around the world on your computer to look at all kinds of fine art. This is not an Art History course. The emphasis is on looking and understanding what you see.

3 credit(s)

Course Prerequisites and Corequisites: None

Learning Goals of Course:

Course Objectives: We will look at the art from many cultures of the world. You will learn how to see rather than assume, “Seeing is forgetting the name of the thing one sees.”* At the end of this course you will know how to use the basic vocabulary of visual art. You will be able to walk into an art gallery or art museum knowing how to discuss your observations and communicate them to others.

Learning Outcomes
By the end of the semester, the student should be able to:

  1. Understand and use course visual art terms - Quizzes, Final Examination
  2. Make comparisons and contrasts among different visual art types. Midterm, Unit Discussion 
  3. Have an understanding of the vastness of the art world and of what is included in that world. Blog entries, Museum Review.

Policies for Exams, Assignments, Attendance, and Grading:

Course Assignments:

  • Class Participation/Unit Discussion: 23% - time spent reading course material; ongoing, grade includes discussion postings for each unit.
  • Blog: 22% - ongoing, 5 posts a unit for each of the 13 Units, a total of 65. Graded in three Periods, scroll all the way down in Modules, see Student Blogs for full information and dates and find your assigned Blog page.
  • Three Quizzes, all together equal 5%
    • Quiz One - 1%
    • Quiz Two - 2%
    • Quiz Three - 2%
  • Mid-Term Exam: 15%
  • Museum Review: 20%
  • Final Exam: 15%

Instructors: Anne McKeown, annem@mgsa.rutgers.edu; Ulrika Andersson, ua43@mgsa.rutgers.edu; Milcah Bassel, mb1062@mgsa.rutgers.edu; Donna R. Brown, dbrown74@mgsa.rutgers.edu; Brent Dickinson, bd295@mgsa.rutgers.edu; Thomas Paul Raggio, traggio@mgsa.rutgers.edu; Erin Treacy, et255@mgsa.rutgers.edu

07:080:132 Art Appreciation Online Short Course

Art Appreciation Online Short Course

Course Number: 07:080:132
Course Format: Lecture
Mode of Instruction: Online Asynchronous

This is a compressed, 2-credit course.

Do you appreciate art but cannot find the words to talk about it? Are there events in paintings or sculpture that you can feel but don’t know how to express? The online course in Art Appreciation is an opportunity to look at many pieces of artwork and to learn “art talk”. Travel around the world on your computer to look at all kinds of fine art. This is not an Art History course. The emphasis is on looking and understanding what you see.

2 credits

Course Prerequisites and Corequisites: None

Learning Goals of Course

Learning Outcomes
By the end of the semester, the student should be able to:

  • Understand and use course visual art terms
  • Make comparisons and contrasts among different visual art types
  • Have an understanding of the vastness of the art world and of what is included in that world

Policies for Exams, Assignments, Attendance, and Grading:

Course Assignments

  • Class Participation/Unit Discussion: 23%.
  • Blog: 22%
  • Four Quizzes, all together equal 10%
  • Museum Review - 25%
  • Final Exam - 20%

Instructors: Amanda J. Thackray, afinite@mgsa.rutgers.edu; Rita Leduc, deanger@mgsa.rutgers.edu

07:080:133 Design Appreciation Online

Design Appreciation Online

Course Number: 07:080:133
Course Format: Lecture
Mode of Instruction: Online Asynchronous

Design is about progress. It is the conceptualization and creation of new things: ideas, interactions, information, objects, typefaces, books, posters, products, places, signs, systems, services, furniture, websites, and more. This course introduces significant developments in the history of design in Europe and America from 1880 to present. The curriculum will examine a variety of object types, including furniture, interiors, graphics, fashion and products, and draw examples from the well-known, as well as, the anonymous. Throughout, design will be situated within its social, cultural, political and economic contexts. The changing role of the designer, the effects of the shifting ways of life on patterns of production and consumption, and the future of design will be considered.

Course Prerequisites and Corequisites: None
Learning Goals of Course:

Course Goal: This course aims to provide you with a framework of interpretive skills useful to understanding design. The class will consider design in fields such as architecture, product design, graphic design, landscape design and digital design. By the end of this course, you will have established a personal reflective and examined position in relation to design in both a historical and contemporary environment.

Learning Outcomes
By the end of the semester, students should be able to:

  • Describe the role, purpose and function of design in their environment.
  • Analyze the cultural, social, political and economic representations of European and American design movements and topics from 1880 to the present.
  • Apply design knowledge in a complex and open-ended context, selecting relevant evidence and critical analysis.
  • Interpret the importance of a designer’s work and legacy to the history of design through research.

Required and Recommended Course Materials: Most materials are available on the course website.
Policies for Exams, Assignments, Attendance, and Grading: Assignments may include presentations, peer reviews, discussion posts, papers, and projects.
Instructor: Ingrid Steiner, is354@mgsa.rutgers.edu

NEW: 07:080:215 Graphic Design for Everybody Online

Graphic Design for Everybody Online

Course Number: 07:080:215
Course Format: Lecture
Mode of Instruction: Online Asynchronous

Catalog Course Description: Onscreen and in print, we are entertained, challenged, instructed and informed by an expanding variety of visual messages. The ubiquity of visual communication in the twenty-first century has made us, as a society, savvy observers of graphic design. The many accessible professional-level tools have made it increasingly possible for non-designers to meaningfully contribute to this visual landscape. In this course, students from all areas of study will be introduced to the skills, strategies, techniques and tools of graphic design for the purpose of enhancing everyday communications within their own environment. Applications for these skills range from the practical to the expressive and include social media graphics, flyers, poster presentations, slide shows, resumes and even zines. Through readings and online lectures as well as several hands-on exercises and three full-scale projects, the class will explore a core set of subjects in visual communication including color, typography, imagery and composition. Projects will explore the considerations of time-based visual presentations; effective messaging using imagery; and organizing content using visual hierarchies. While our studies will be framed by the needs of everyday applications, students will be building a conceptual foundation of knowledge that can be leveraged in a wide variety of practical, activist and artistic contexts.

3 credits

Course Prerequisites and Corequisites: None
Learning Goals of Course:

Course Goals: Students will increase their visual vocabulary and knowledge of key principles through lectures, readings and direct observation. They will also master a selection of professional techniques and tools through online tutorials, written instruction from the instructor and practical application. Focused short exercises will encourage understanding of discrete visual principles through experimentation. Later in the semester, students will fully leverage the design process by producing three projects requiring them to synthesize all the skills they practiced in the exercises. Because the content of this course is intended to be accessible to all students including those outside the visual arts community, the primary emphasis will be on efficacy and creative use of technique over pure invention. However, work done during the semester can easily serve as a foundation for further personal expression or as a launching point for deeper study in the field of graphic design.

Course Objectives

  1. Students will become proficient in a variety of digital tools including free online software designed for the layperson as well as select aspects of professional software such as the Adobe Creative Suite through the review of online tutorials and the practice demanded by the completion of the exercises and projects.
  2. Students will build a foundational understanding of color, composition, type, image, order and expression through a series of focused practical exercises encouraging experimentation and direct observation. Students will demonstrate their understanding of these core concepts by applying what they have observed in the exercises to three final projects. Each project represents a typical category of visual communication: a digital promotional flyer and social media post; a printed handout organizing multi-leveled information; and a multi-frame, time-based presentation.
  3. Students will learn how to discuss visual media in clear language by responding to prompts from the instructor in the class discussion forum. Students will also use this forum to share constructive feedback about each other’s work at all stages of the design process.

Learning Outcomes
By the end of the semester, the student should be able to:

  1. Observe examples of visual communication with a critical eye and convey their observations to others in clear language as well as participate constructively in discussions of their own work and that of their peers.
  2. Use professional software such as Adobe InDesign and Adobe Photoshop (as well as common online alternatives such as Canva) for the purpose of page layout, image editing, image sequencing, and typesetting.
  3. Leverage their knowledge of objective visual principles and specialized graphic design techniques to enhance everyday communications.
  4. Gain the confidence in visual communication required to pursue projects of personal expression and/or further study in the field of graphic design should they so choose

Required and Recommended Course Materials:

Students must have consistent access to:

  • reliable high-speed internet
  • a computer capable of running image editing software
  • appropriately outfitted computers are available in Rutgers computer labs throughout campus (more information about Rutgers computer labs can be found here (Links to an external site.).)
  • if a student wishes to work on their own computer, they will need a machine that has at least 8GB of RAM and a Solid-State Drive with a modern processor (8th generation or newer) is recommended. An external graphics card is preferred over integrated graphics.
  • A camera or smart phone
  • Software: Adobe InDesign CC, Adobe Photoshop CC, and Adobe Acrobat CC
    • Rutgers computer labs throughout campus are standardly equipped with Adobe CC software (more information about Rutgers computer labs can be found here) Computer labs have the benefit of large, professional-grade monitors and (usually) on-site tech support.
    • Rutgers students can also activate a FREE subscription to the Adobe Creative Suite through the Rutgers software portal. (This is not to be confused with Adobe's ""free trial", which has a 30-day limit. The Rutgers FREE subscription is a full subscription to the Adobe Creative Suite that does not expire during the student's enrollment at Rutgers.)

Policies for Exams, Assignments, Attendance, and Grading:

Course Assignments
Students will be responsible for the following assignments:

  • Readings – Students will be assigned a number of readings relating to the subjects of graphic design and visual communication throughout the semester. All readings will be provided on CANVAS as downloadable PDFs or as links to online content.
  • Lectures – Weekly “lectures” (available on CANVAS in written form) will introduce concepts and provide background material necessary for the completion of the exercises and projects.
  • Discussion Board Posts – Throughout the semester, students will be expected to contribute thoughtful and constructive posts to the CANVAS discussion board. In this forum, students will be asked to: respond to prompts relating to reading assignments and lectures; post reflections on selected practical exercises; submit their own work for feedback as well as provide feedback on the work of fellow students. The discussion forum is exactly that—a discussion—therefore students will be expected to review (and reference) other students’ posts as context when contributing their own. Posting dates will be listed in the course schedule. Weekly prompts will be listed in the course announcements.
  • Assessments – Periodically students will be given short ""open-book"" quizzes as a means to review lecture and reading material.
  • Software Tutorials – Links to LinkedIn Learning tutorials (accessible via the student’s Rutgers student account) will be provided to accompany assignments via the course announcements whenever new digital skills will be used.
  • Exercises – Students will complete a series of discrete exercises designed to develop skills in the following areas: image collection; image editing; combining type and image; typesetting; dynamic composition; practical color theory; page layout; and image-making. Exercises are designed to encourage first-hand observation of visual principles discussed in the lectures and readings.
  • Projects – Students will apply the skills introduced in the exercises to the following projects.
    • An activism graphic to motivate and educate
    • A festival schedule to increase information accessibility
    • A type/image booklet to present a multilayered subject

Course Structure

  • Modules: Each weekly module includes some combination of lectures, readings, exercises, discussion posts, assessments, peer critiques and project milestones.
  • Lectures: The lectures are where you'll find the practical and background information that will frame the week's exercise or project milestone.
  • Reflect & Review. This is a mixed bag of mini assignments such as assessments, reflection posts or critiques. Details will be provided in the weekly announcement and will vary over the course of the semester.
  • Tutorials: You will be periodically asked to complete tech tutorials via Linked-In Learning or Adobe.com to support skills needed for the weekly assignment. Various step-by-step guides will also be provided as needed.
  • Tips & Tech: This is a catch-all page meant to take the place of information that would be shared via a whiteboard during in-class work time if this were an in-person class. This is where I'd include special notes about technology, or things to look out for relating to the work being done that week. I often update this page during the week with new notes as students get more involved in an exercise and issues arise that might be helpful to share with the whole group (you will receive an announcement alerting you that new info has been added in this case).
  • Readings: Readings may complement the lectures with additional information or viewpoints, or they may present the lecture material in a different way as a means of shoring up knowledge in a particular area. Many readings are listed in the syllabus ahead of time, and I will add others as we move through the semester. You will not need to purchase any texts for this class—excerpts and links will be provided as needed.
  • Exercises: Exercises typically span a single week and focus on individual skills or concepts allowing you to explore the design principles discussed in the lectures widely and freely. Experimentation is encouraged so that you can observe firsthand what works, what doesn't, and what falls somewhere in between.
  • Projects: Projects span multiple weeks and require you to put several skills or concepts to practical use at the same time. Projects are broken into weekly ""milestones"" to facilitate a thorough exploration and sketching process.
  • Process: The design process is by nature iterative—the best work makes itself known when comparing alternate approaches side by side. For each assignment (both projects and exercises) you will be asked to generate and submit a large number of exploration sketches along with your final drafts. You will often be expected to explore the ""what-ifs"" to determine the most successful solution. All stages of an assignment—from concept exploration to final draft—will be considered in the grading rubric.
  • Schedule: Each week's module is made available starting at 9:00 am on Tuesday. The assignments in each module are expected to be completed and submitted no later than 11:00 pm on the following Monday (unless otherwise noted). You may spread out the work over the week any way that you like, but don't be tempted to wait until Sunday to get started—you will not be able to effectively complete all 7–9 hours of work in one marathon day. It is also especially important to make sure that you have throughly reviewed the week's module—including any technology requirements—no later than Friday morning so that you can ask questions and get answers ahead of the weekend. I'm afraid that a Sunday night (or Monday morning) revelation that something won't download or activate or save properly won't be a reason for a deadline extension.
  • Workload & Engagement:
    • Students should plan their weekly schedules to accommodate about 7–9 hours per week of engagement for this class. And while there is no requirement to be online at specific times, it is important to leave time to troubleshoot technical issues and ask questions with enough time left to complete the assignments. Depending on your experience and comfort level, you may want to leave a little extra time for the learning curve involved in navigating new technology.
    • With a few extreme exceptions, there is no equivalent of an ""excused absence"" for an asynchronous class. By nature, an asynchronous class already has flexibility built in to the schedule to accommodate to scheduling pitfalls. Weekly assignments build upon each other and set the student up with skills needed for longer term projects so coursework is expected be completed by the dates listed.
    • Most technology failures are not reasons for missed due dates. As one who has shed more than a few tears over lost/corrupted files, I STRONGLY encourage you to make use of a cloud-based file management app such as Dropbox.com (there is a robust free version available to all). More than just cloud storage, Dropbox.com operates by automatically updating copies of your local files with saved versions stored in the cloud.
    • Lectures and readings are very important parts of the weekly modules, but note that the bulk of your time will be spent executing design exercises (there are 9) and multipart projects (there are 3).
  • Late Work: The following policies will be followed for late work:
    • Exercises: Exercises not turned in on time may be turned in up to two weeks after the due date for reduced credit. Late exercises will be graded according to the rubric and then reduced by 25%. After two weeks, no credit will be given for late work.
    • Projects: Project due dates are outlined on the syllabus, though rarely a due date may be adjusted based on unforeseen circumstances such as global technical challenges or holidays. You will also receive reminders for upcoming due dates via the weekly class announcements. Like exercises, Projects 1 & 2 submitted late will be graded according to the rubric and then reduced by 25%. Project 3 will not be accepted late due to the limitations of the end of the semester.
    • Project milestones: Project milestones are integral in keeping you on track for completing the long-term projects. Milestones are not graded in and of themselves, but "process" is an important part of the grading rubric so late or missing milestones will affect the overall project grade.
    • Discussion Posts, Quizzes and Critiques: Late submissions for will not be accepted for credit.
  • Homework: I will post a class announcement during the day on Tuesday of each week outlining the details of that week's module.

Instructor: Jennifer Domer, js2061@rutgers.edu

07:080:233 Multimedia Art: Sound Online

Multimedia Art: Sound Online

Course Number: 07:080:233
Course Format: Lecture
Mode of Instruction: Online Asynchronous

We’ll explore the exciting and emerging field of sound art. Did you ever wonder where sound sampling came from? This course will include a look at the impact of experimental sound on contemporary culture. Students will be exposed to a variety of  historic works from such movements as Dada, Futurism, Fluxus, and video art.

3 credits

Course Prerequisites and Corequisites: None
Learning Goals of Course:

Course Goal: To enrich student knowledge of multimedia
art and cross disciplinary expression.

Learning Outcomes
By the end of the semester, the student should
be able to:

  1. To develop the ability to comprehend, analyze, describe and
    discuss sound as an art form from a multidisciplinary perspective.
  2. To demonstrate knowledge of influential multidisciplinary
    artists and eras of dialogue.
  3. To articulate, in written form, sound art terminology, and
    aesthetic concepts.

Policies for Exams, Assignments, Attendance, and Grading: Course assignments include discussion threads, exams, and projects.
Instructor: Damian Catera, dcatera@mgsa.rutgers.edu

07:080:300 Media Art and You: Creativity in the Digital Age Online

Media Art and You: Creativity in the Digital Age Online

Course Number: 07:080:300
Course Format: Lecture
Mode of Instruction: Online Asynchronous

In this course, you will create original  media works in a variety of forms including documentary, narrative, experimental and performance, which are inspired by your own experiences. We will primarily focus on increasing the creative depth of your projects, the ideas that inform them and the technical capabilities that are crucial to their realization.

Students will emerge from this course with a better understanding of the building blocks of media production including, but not limited to: production planning, storyboarding,  shot composition, and sound design.

Additionally, students will develop a critical engagement with historic and contemporary media works through screenings and discussions. The course is open to students of all skill levels.

3 credits

Course Prerequisites and Corequisites: None
Learning Goals of Course:

Course Goal: To create original media pieces and to enrich student knowledge of media production and its cultural context.

Learning Outcomes
By the end of the semester, the student should be able to:

  1. Create well executed, original works with digital video in a variety of forms. Engage critically in the process of creative expression.
  2. Analyze, comprehend and discuss creative media works in video and film
  3. Demonstrate an enriched knowledge of theoretical frameworks relating to creativity.

Policies for Exams, Assignments, Attendance, and Grading: Course Assignments will include discussion threads, creative projects, and journaling.
Instructor Damian Catera, dcatera@mgsa.rutgers.edu

07:080:301 net.art: Visual and Contemporary Arts Practices in Online Media Online

net.art: Visual and Contemporary Arts Practices in Online Media Online

Course Number: 07:080:301
Course Format: Lecture
Mode of Instruction: Online Asynchronous

Net art became a notable branch in media art with the popularization of internet cultures and availability of the information systems to masses. Net art today mainly deals with network cultures. According to Broeckmann: “Time, space, speed, collective creativity and communication are the primary themes of the projects that were realized in these fields."

This online course, true to its medium, will help students to discover a medium for artistic practice and presentation: the concepts, aesthetics, and techniques critical to the exploration of network culture, authoring of hypertext, interactive art works which use the protocols and infrastructure of the internet and emerging networks as vehicles for content delivery, creation and preservation.

3 credits

Course Prerequisites and Corequisites: None

Learning Goals of Course:

By the end of the semester, the student should be able to:

  • Talk and think critically regard art which uses the internet as its medium, as well as other new media art forms.
  • Have a good knowledge of the history of the internet and its infrastructure, as well as the history of expression utilizing the internet.

Instructor: Jett Strauss, jgs162@mgsa.rutgers.edu

07:080:331 Digital Photo Image Online

Digital Photo Image Online

Course Number: 07:080:331
Course Format: Lecture
Mode of Instruction: Online Asynchronous

Explore the technical and the creative principles of beginning digital photography. Students will develop their own analytical eye for framing and composing photographs as well as working with their digital camera and basic Photoshop to develop a personal workflow. In addition to readings, audio and visual lessons and feedback will be provided for both the technical and creative components of this class.

3 credits

Course Prerequisites and Corequisites: None
Learning Goals of Course

Learning Objectives/Outcomes
By the end of the semester, the student will:

  • Have developed knowledge of photography aesthetics and visual communication.
  • Demonstrate thorough knowledge and application of DSLR camera techniques.
  • Acquire knowledge of historical influences and movements and contemporary trends in photography.

Required and Recommended Course Materials

  • A DSLR camera or a camera capable of changing the F-Stop, ISO, and Shutter speed.
  • Access to Photoshop CS4 or above.
  • No books are required for this class.

Policies for Exams, Assignments, Attendance, and Grading

Course Requirements/Rules:

  • Must have a working Camera.
  • No use of Cell Phones for photo assignments
  • Student are responsible to turn in their assignments. (The instructor will NOT NOTIFY you if you miss an assignment.)
  • I will not accept assignments once the class ends.
  • Any un-submitted assignments will be marked with a 0.

Type of Assessments:

  • Discussion Forum/Class Participation: 20 points in total
  • Photo Assignments: 60 points in total
  • Exams: 20 points in total

Instructor: Tyson Washburn, twashburn@mgsa.rutgers.edu

NEW: 07:080:345 Global Perspectives in Design History Online

Global Perspectives in Design History Online

Course Number: 07:080:345
Course Format: Lecture
Mode of Instruction: Online Asynchronous

This course is an introduction to 20th- and 21st-century design history viewed through a comparative lens using case studies from around the globe. Through text, image, discussion, and writing, this course explores historical conditions and topical issues that have shaped design practices, systems, and production in order to lead students to better understand disciplinary, conceptual, material, and aesthetic issues affecting design today. Students are expected to analyze how meaning and value are constructed and mediated over time with an introduction to a variety of theoretical frameworks. The anticipated result will be conceptual and practical connections between past and present, among multiple design disciplines, and across a geographically diverse landscape.

3 credits

Course Prerequisites and Corequisites: None
Learning Goals of Course
Course Goal: Each meeting will focus on a key design concept, which will be ex­plored and discussed through a diverse selection of images and texts by relevant historians, theoreticians, and designers. Balanc­ing historical specificity with evolving conceptual questions, the course will help to explain why things happened when they did and how they shaped the practices, mediation, production, and consumption of design, particularly through transnational exchange.

Learning Outcomes
By the end of the semester, the student should be able to:

  • Apply the analytical skills needed to conduct and present re­search and conclusions in verbal and written form
  • Demonstrate a historical understanding of both disciplinary and conceptual issues which have shaped design practices
  • Demonstrate critical analysis of design objects

Required and Recommended Course Materials: Charlotte Fiell and Peter Fiell. 100 Ideas That Changed Design. Laurence King Publishing, 2019

  • ISBN: 9781786273437
  • ISBN-10: 1786273438

There are no additional materials required for this course. All materials, including readings and multimedia are contained in the course website.

Policies for Exams, Assignments, Attendance, and Grading

Course Assignments:

  • Weekly Response Blog (9 informal discussion blog posts on Canvas)
  • Quizzes (3 Quizzes based on course texts)
  • Term Paper (5- to 6-page term paper)

Course Grading
Grading is based on the assignments:

  • Blog-45%
  • Quizzes-30%
  • Term Paper-25%

Instructor: Dara Kiese, dk887@rutgers.edu

07:080:431 Social Media for the Arts Online

Social Media for the Arts Online

Course Number: 07:080:431
Course Format: Lecture
Mode of Instruction: Online Asynchronous

A “must-take” for ambitious artists in any discipline. “Social Media for the Arts” provides visual and performing artists with the skills to promote their work and advance their careers in today’s competitive market. By focusing on the most cutting-edge digital marketing tools, it teaches artists how to reach and effectively communicate with their target audiences. Topics covered include, among others, website strategies, blogging and micro-blogging, Facebook and Twitter strategies, video campaigns, and mobile tactics.

3 credits

Course Prerequisites and Corequisites: None
Learning Goals of Course

Course Goals:

  • Develop professional, scientific, and artistic opportunities by harnessing social media analytics.
  • Develop an online presence on various well-known social media platforms including Blogs, YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Snapchat, Yelp, Google+, Search Engines, etc.
  • Create or ideate content for various social media channels employing page tagging and metadata to promote business and personal goals.
  • Become familiar with Search Engine Optimization and Web Analytics (as well as other types of analytics and Big Data)
  • Learn to find, develop and connect with influencers and get to pitch them on your project and promote your career.
  • Use Instagram and Pinterest for trendspotting or to promote your brand, artwork, fashion, or other imagery.
  • Develop an understanding of new technologies such as augmented and virtual reality, algorithms, Big Data and audience targeting techniques and technologies in use by most Social Media platforms for their advertising offerings.
  • A new module on Text Analytics and Text Mining adds to student understandings of Social Media and how the data mined and used by organizations based on what we write and post images of.
  • Learn to curate and audit the student’s own online channels to remove unneeded content, create new content that better reflects the student favorably.
  • Experiment with creating viral content through video, photos, memes, textual posts, and geo-location check-ins.
  • Explore Geolocation and the pros and cons of sharing our data in Social Media.
  • To summarize your social media presence while learning what works and what doesn't.

Learning Outcomes
By the end of the semester, the student should be able to:

  • Develop a working knowledge and personal viewpoint regarding the tools and technology of the 21st century and the Internet.
  • Integrate topical knowledge of the Social Media platforms with critical thinking, provide good, current information to help students navigate Social Media and Big Data technologies and arts in 2022.
  • Create new business and creative opportunities with social media and its analytics.
  • Develop a personal approach to various aspects of digital branding, marketing, and advertising.

Policies for Exams, Assignments, Attendance, and Grading:

Final Grade Calculation (Percentage/Points)

  • 35%/352 - Online Assessments with survey forms, auto graded and monitored at the end of the semester
  • 22.5%/210 - Midterm, Final Exam + Respondus Onboarding Quiz
  • 8%/80 - Journal
  • 18%/180 - Discussion Boards

Instructor: Marshall Sponder, ms2583@business.rutgers.edu

07:081:121 Drawing Fundamentals

Drawing Fundamentals

Course Number: 07:081:121
Course Format: Lab/Studio
Mode of Instruction: Face-to-Face

This introductory course is designed to familiarize students with the basic principles of drawing. Students are taught to see the three-dimensional world around them and to capture what they are perceiving in two-dimensions. Projects are designed to increase the student’s technical and perceptual ability within a variety of drawing-based approaches. The first half of the semester focuses on the use of line to address composition, creating space, perspective, accuracy in “seeing,” and mastery of materials such as pencil and charcoal. The second half of the semester focuses on the use of value, gesture, and mark-making to address similar formal and structural components and additionally introduces work with pen and ink. Critiques and discussions address both the formal and conceptual aspects of drawing such as ideation, subject, meaning, context, intentionality, and alternate readings of the work among others. Art historical and contemporary art examples will be introduced throughout the course, and it is expected that students make at least one trip to New York City during the semester to explore contemporary galleries and attend three visiting artist lectures.

4 credits

Learning Goals of Course: Students will demonstrate in a final portfolio mastery of the fundamental skills of observational drawing including: accuracy in perceptual ability; a sensitivity to line; an understanding of compositional strategies; a working knowledge of one and two point perspective; a sensitivity to value (wide tonal range), gesture, and mark-making. Students will posess the ability to incorporate these into successful compositional strategies; and demonstrate how volume and space can be achieved through a variety of approaches. They will master the materials of pencil, charcoal and pen and ink, and possess the skills to work with equal facility in line and value. In addition, they will develop a working vocabulary with which to assess their own drawing-based work, the work of their peers, and how the fundamental lessons of drawing can be applied to all visual art.

07:081:122 4-D Fundamentals

4-D Fundamentals

Course Number: 07:081:122

Working with the computer and with everyday technologies including smart phones, the internet, cameras, and audio recording devices, students learn fundamentals of time- and screen-based contemporary art practices. The class introduces students to a range of experimental techniques and approaches, working with photomontage, image sequencing, video recording and editing, and sound. The class includes screenings, demos, workshops, labs, readings, group discussions, and critiques. Students will develop their own creative and independent voices while working on a series of focused assignments. The course will culminate in a public screening of student artwork produced during the course.

4 credits

Instructor: Julie Langsam, jlangsam@mgsa.rutgers.edu

07:081:200 Sem in Contemp A

Sem in Contemp A

Course Number: 07:081:200

The focus of the seminar is on actual works of art, beginning with Impressionism, Post-Impressionism, and culminating with current exhibitions of contemporary art. Students are required to go to the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art in the first semester, and to familiarize themselves with galleries in New York, particularly in Chelsea and the Lower East Side, during the second semester. Work in all media from painting, drawing, and sculpture to film, photography, and performance will be discussed.

3 credits

Course Prerequisites and Corequisites: Prerequisites: 01:082:105-106

Instructor: John Yau, johnyau@mgsa.rutgers.edu

07:081:221 Drawing I-A

Drawing I-A

Course Number: 07:081:221
Course Format: Lab/Studio
Mode of Instruction: Face-to-Face

This course will explore the historical roots and contemporary application of the radical and conceptual process known as collage. Ideas of fracture, montage, image/object, process and environment will all be explored as students develop their own vocabulary and studio practice. Historical models, relevant texts, and contemporary artists will be examined, research, special projects and group and individual critiques are an integral part of the course.

4 credits

Course Prerequisites and Corequisites: Prerequisite: 07:081:121
Learning Goals of Course:

Learning Goals
Through practice, experimentation, research, and the use of various media, students will demonstrate the ability to:

  • Conceptualize, create, analyze and critique all forms of collage
  • Demonstrate through a final portfolio an understanding of the structural concepts of collage: fracture, synthesis, sequence, chronology, repetition and montage
  • Demonstrate through critique and discussion an ability to articulate how specific practices integrate the conceptual, material and formal aspects of collage.

Instructor: Julie Langsam, jlangsam@mgsa.rutgers.edu

07:081:227 Visual Thinking I-A

Visual Thinking I-A

Course Number: 07:081:227
Course Format: Lab/Studio
Mode of Instruction: Face-to-Face

This course provides an introduction to the basic principles of “visual thinking”, or the basic formal and conceptual aspects of visual art and design which address issues related to visual culture, history, image/object, representation, and artistic intentionality. Projects are designed to increase the students’ technical and conceptual ability within a variety of visual arts mediums and approaches. Critiques and discussions play a crucial role in the course in analyzing work and art historical and contemporary art examples are introduced throughout. Students are expected to make at least one trip to NYC during the semester to tour contemporary galleries.

4 credits

Course Prerequisites and Corequisites: None
Learning Goals of Course:
Upon completion of the course students will be able to:

  • Transform ideas and materials from one form into another
  • Demonstrate and document the process of making from ideation and concept to final execution
  • Convey time and motion
  • Conduct artistic research
  • Utilize a variety of formal design strategies such as figure/ground; sequence and narrative; symmetry/asymmetry; modularity; gestalt theory, etc. with respect to their effects
  • Analyze, critique, and interpret their own work, and the work of others.

Instructor: Julie Langsam, jlangsam@mgsa.rutgers.edu

07:081:231 Design I-A

Design I-A

Course Number: 07:081:231

Introduction to typography, the practice of making verbal language visual. Builds visual awareness of letterforms and their composition in space through studio projects that engage with type as a means for clear communication and visual expression. In addition to studio work, this course demands absorbing technical and historical knowledge in order to develop a visual sensitivity for typographic form.

Typography is the core of graphic design. We are familiar with the use of written language to exchange ideas with other people. The practice of typography is to give this language a visual form, material, and method of distribution. In this course, we will learn the fundamentals of type such as typefaces, type sizes, leading, kerning, grids, guides, composition, space, color, and motion.

For three studio projects, you will be given parameters with which to learn tools, historical and contemporary references, and formal vocabulary of typography. As Robin Kinross states in Modern Typography, “design is understood not as a noun but as a verb: an activity and a process.” We will continuously build upon the work of previous weeks in order to develop conceptual ideas, a strong understanding of typographic rules, and playful ways to address constraints. We encourage you to take risks, make mistakes, and be open to the critiques of your instructor, classmates, and visiting critics. This is how we learn.

This studio course will also build technical and practical skills towards a fluency in setting and manipulating type within a contemporary digital environment. Students will understand and use fonts and typesetting software to create and analyze typographic prototypes for both print and screen.

4 credits

Course Prerequisites and Corequisites: None

Instructor: Mindy Seu, mseu@mgsa.rutgers.edu

07:081:243 Media I-A

Media I-A

Course Number: 07:081:243

This introductory course focuses on the production and concepts of screen-based media artwork. Students learn about the interdisciplinary field of media art, which can include video art, installation, and video sculpture; artists’ cinema; experimental film and video; participatory art; live media performance; and art for the internet. Students learn to navigate a landscape of continuously changing technologies and devices. The course includes lectures, workshops, technical demos, readings, critiques of student work, and screenings of artists works. Students create a series of group and individual media art projects. No technical experience required.

4 credits

Course Prerequisites and Corequisites: Prerequisites

Instructor: Steffani Jemison, steffani.jemison@rutgers.edu

07:081:244 Media I-B

Media I-B

Course Number: 07:081:244

A course on experimental approaches to screen-based media art including experimental documentary and narrative, collage and montage, sampling, remixing, and abstraction. The course includes a series of technical workshops that may include 2-D animation, compositing, and other visual and digital tools and effects. Screening and discussions about media art in relation to art history and contemporary art. Includes lectures, workshops, technical demos, readings, critiques of student work, and screenings of artists’ works. Students create a series of short video and sound artworks.

4 credits

Instructor: Steffani Jemison, steffani.jemison@rutgers.edu

07:081:251 Painting I-A

Painting I-A

Course Number: 07:081:251
Course Format: Lab/Studio
Mode of Instruction: Face-to-Face

Introduces a range of technical and experimental approaches to painting with oil and/or acrylic in ways that relate to the histories of Western Modernist painting. The course offers varied and dynamic approaches to the problems of structure, shape, materiality and color, both in representation and abstraction. The development of formal coherence and imagery are guided and practiced through individual and group critiques, slide presentations of a rich cross-section of painters and painting practices, selecrted readings, and museum visits. This class also introduces students to the vocabulary and critical skills to be able to articulate what they are seeing and making.

4 credits

Course Prerequisites and Corequisites: None
Learning Goals of Course:

  • To understand and develop a perceptual engagement with painting that draws on the history, techniques, processes and models of an array of western modernist painters and painting practices
  • To gain key foundational skills and knowledge of the materials and techniques of painting
  • To learn to analyze, articulate and critique what one sees with greater confidence
  • To learn to see the world through the lens of art and see art through its relation to other art, as much as to the world

Required and Recommended Course Materials: Students in this course will be required to purchase an assortment of basic foundational paints, painting tools, and materials

07:081:261 Photography I-A

Photography I-A

Course Number: 07:081:261

A rigorous introduction to digital photography, featuring the digital camera, digital image file development including camera RAW, and the presentation of photographs on screen and in print. This studio-based course explores photography by considering technical, creative, historical, cultural, and critical issues of the multifaceted medium of photography.

4 credits

Instructor: Adam Putnam, ap1675@mgsa.rutgers.edu

07:081:262 Photography I-B

Photography I-B

Course Number: 07:081:262

Explores the foundations of film photography with an emphasis on technique and aesthetic concerns, coupled with an introduction to the history of photography. Emphasizes mastery of the 35mm and large format film camera techniques, lighting, black-and-white film development, gelatin silver printing, visual literacy, editing, and presentation methods.

4 credits

Instructor: Adam Putnam, ap1675@mgsa.rutgers.edu

07:081:271 Print I-A

Print I-A

Course Number: 07:081:271

In-depth exploration of silkscreen including hand-drawn, computer-generated positives, and production. The course encourages the combination of other print media and will include a short segment on print as a 3-D structure. Artistic development concerning composition, content, and conceptual ideas will be addressed through individual and group critiques.

4 credits

Instructor: Barbara Madsen, bmadsen@mgsa.rutgers.edu

07:081:281 Sculpture I-A

Sculpture I-A

Course Number: 07:081:281
Course Format: Lab/Studio
Mode of Instruction: Face-to-Face

This course offers an introduction to the fundamentals of sculpture utilizing traditional and non-traditional techniques. Successful completion of the course will include familiarity and competency with a wide range of hand tools and machines in the wood and metal shops, an understanding of additive and subtractive sculptural techniques, and knowledge of mold-making techniques. Students will integrate the techniques and concepts of sculpture into their studio practice. This course incorporates presentations on sculptural and artistic work in the filed, readings, discussions, field trips, and visits with guest lecturers.

4 credits

Course Prerequisites and Corequisites: None
Learning Goals of Course:
Upon completion of the course, students will possess the knowledge and skills to:

  • Utilize shop equipment and tools in a safe and productive manner
  • Understand notions of form through basic ideas like line, plane, weight, surface, color, volume, and space
  • Demonstrate basic skills with the following processes: addition, subtraction, basic wood fabrication, metal fabrication, plaster pouring, and mold makingSynthesize
  • Synthesize forms and the meanings that arise from them
  • Utilize a working knowledge of terminology fundamental in sculpture
  • Demonstrate an awareness of contemporary art/sculptural practices in the broader field via critiques, discussions and in relation to their own work
07:081:310 Seminar in Photography

Seminar in Photography

Course Number: 07:081:310
Course Format: Seminar
Mode of Instruction: Face-to-Face

This course examines historical and contemporary discourses in photography. The course will include detailed discussion of major theoretical approaches to photography. Students encounter aspects of the history of photography and its interaction with other cultural forms through the development of historical, cultural, and political factors and their relationships to the present through key readings, lectures, screenings, and guest speakers.

3 credits

Course Prerequisites and Corequisites: None
Learning Goals of Course: Students will be able to develop and apply critical analysis when looking at images that considers historical, cultural, and theoretical issues related to photography, art in general and culture at large.

Students will develop analytical and critical skills in visual, verbal, and written form as they relate to the understanding, discussion, description and evaluation of photography

Students will be able to examine context as a basis for our understanding of material culture

Instructor: Miranda Lichtenstein, mlichtenstein@mgsa.rutgers.edu

07:081:313 Ceramics Sculpture

Ceramics Sculpture

Course Number: 07:081:313
Course Format: Lab/Studio
Mode of Instruction: Face-to-Face

This course provides an introduction to ceramic sculpture with an emphasis on hand-building methods. Students will learn methods of building ceramic sculptures by techniques of pinch building, slab, coil, press hump mold construction, wheel and slip casting. The history and theories of ceramics and related sculptural practices will be introduced alongside various methods of construction, surface treatment, glaze chemistry, and firing methodology. Students will also engage in presentations, critiques, discussions, filed trips and visiting lectures.

3 credits

Course Prerequisites and Corequisites: None
Learning Goals of Course:

Upon completion of the course, students will:

  • Demonstrate fundamental knowledge in the utilization and application of ceramic materials, techniques and concepts
  • Synthesize technical and creative knowledge and processes in the creation of new work
  • Demonstrate understanding of terminology relative to the field of ceramics
  • Develop ability to experiment with ideas in the processes of making art through independent creative projects within and between art media

Required and Recommended Course Materials: Most of the basic tools/materials required in this course are provided. However additional tools you may need can vary and change along with the work you are making.

  • Sketchbook
  • Apron or smock
  • Plastic
  • Additional items you might want: a sculpture stand; paddle; additional hand tools, specific brushes. These can be purchased online (see resources).

Policies for Exams, Assignments, Attendance, and Grading: Participation is necessary in critiques, discussions, guests and collaborative projects

  • Development of creative work that is original, innovative and evidences a deepening knowledge of the medium
  • Maintaining a studio production schedule to meet deadlines
  • Documentation of all required assignments
  • Maintaining a sketchbook for ideas and technical notes is required
  • Attendance. More than 3 unexcused absences will result in a failing grade

Instructor: Nora Normile, nora.normile@rutgers.edu

07:081:321 Drawing II-A

Drawing II-A

Course Number: 07:081:321
Course Format: Other
Mode of Instruction: Face-to-Face

This course examines the relationship of drawing to time and media-based practices, specifically through the history and techniques of animation. Exploring traditional and experimental animation, students will examine how drawing can mark space and movement to create an illusion of time. Starting from pre-cinematic animation techniques through the realm of the digital, students will examine the impact of technology both technically and conceptually. Students will develop a critical understanding of animation and “the animated” as it relates to personal iconography/biography and social/political circumstances through the lens of the current zeitgeist.

4 credits

Course Prerequisites and Corequisites: Prerequisite: 07:081:121
Learning Goals of Course: Upon completion of the course students will possess the skills to ideate, create and produce several analog, experimental, short animated films of their own within a variety of approaches such as traditional multi-plane animation, rotoscoping, drawing/erasure, collage, stop motion, and other forms of traditional/experimental animation. Students will acquire the critical vocabulary to discuss, analyze and critique their own work and the work of others and possess a working knowledge of concepts such as non-linear narrative, narrative story-telling, composition in time, visual poetry, and transformation and metamorphosis.

Instructor: Julie Langsam, jlangsam@mgsa.rutgers.edu

07:081:324 Figure Drawing

Figure Drawing

Course Number: 07:081:324
Course Format: Lab/Studio
Mode of Instruction: Face-to-Face

Working from a live, nude model, students explore how to accurately draw the figure. Observational accuracy, quality of line and tone, technique, and expression are all stressed as students become familiar with all aspects of drawing from the figure in pencil, ink, and charcoal.

3 credits

Course Prerequisites and Corequisites: Drawing Fundamentals is a co- or pre-req for this course.
Learning Goals of Course:
Students will have mastered:

  • Basic anatomical relationships as applied to the human form
  • A variety of media including charcoal, pencil, ink/wash
  • Descriptive and expressive use of mark, line, tone, contour, mass, movement, and rhythm
  • The ability to analyze, interpret, and critique their own work and the work of others

Instructor: Julie Langsam, jlangsam@mgsa.rutgers.edu

07:081:328 Design Seminar A

Design Seminar A

Course Number: 07:081:328
Course Format: Seminar
Mode of Instruction: Hybrid

Exploration of historical and contemporary critical debates in graphic design. Through readings, lectures, analysis, and presentations, students investigate the ways historical, cultural, political, and economic factors have shaped design. Students situate their practice within the design discourse of today through an examination of the development of the discipline.

3 credits

Course Prerequisites and Corequisites: None
Learning Goals of Course:

  • Upon completion of this course, students will be able to engage actively with the histories of design based on an understanding of the major theoretical and historical shifts in design practice over the last 150 years.
  • Students will be able to analyze the relationships between design objects, their production, distribution, and reception.
  • Students will understand the designer’s changing role and status over the last century and be able to apply this to their own practice as designers.

Instructor: Gerry Beegan, beegan@mgsa.rutgers.edu

07:081:329 Seminar in Painting

Seminar in Painting

Course Number: 07:081:329
Course Format: Seminar
Mode of Instruction: Face-to-Face

This course consists of readings, presentations, and studio assignments pertaining to current painting practice and the precedents that created it. Through discussions in museums and galleries in the presence of painting, students practice looking and situating what we see with the help of the texts, and learn to engage painting discourse from within.

3 credits

Course Prerequisites and Corequisites: None
Learning Goals of Course: You will be exposed to a wide variety of contemporary painting practices and the discourses that surround them. You will learn discursive models and structures to support deeper and more discerning explorations in your own work, and the language with which to name what you see.

07:081:331 Design II-A

Design II-A

Course Number: 07:081:331
Course Format: Lab/Studio
Mode of Instruction: Face-to-Face

Explores complex multi-part design systems such as visual identities and books. Develops skills in research, visual experimentation, using digital and analog tools for print and screen. Consists of studio work, critiques, technical demonstrations, lectures, readings and class discussions.

4 credit(s)

Course Prerequisites and Corequisites: 07:081:231-232

Instructor: Jacqueline Thaw, thaw@mgsa.rutgers.edu

07:081:343 Media II-A

Media II-A

Course Number: 07:081:343

This course focuses on making and displaying screen- and time-based media in galleries and other architectural environments. Students learn about sequencing in space as well as principles and practices of sound and exhibition design. The course explores how different spaces affect moving images, sound, and projections, and how moving images, sound, and projections can construct and alter space. Students learn about historical precedents and current practices, from pre-cinematic magic lantern shows to expanded cinema, and from video sculpture and site-specific installation art to multichannel video installations, urban screens, and artists’ cinema. The course includes technical workshops on syncing multiple channels of video and surround sound. Students create their own media installations and environments.

4 credits

Course Prerequisites and Corequisites: Prerequisites: 07:081:243-244 or permission of instructor.

Instructor: Steffani Jemison, steffani.jemison@rutgers.edu

07:081:351 Painting II-A

Painting II-A

Course Number: 07:081:351

This course nurtures individual growth as a painter in technical mastery and conceptual understanding. Emphasis is placed on working in increasingly self-directed series. Selected readings and visits to exhibitions required, as are group discussions and reviews.

4 credits

Course Prerequisites and Corequisites: Prerequisites: 07:081:251-252 or permission of department.

Instructor: Stephen Westfall, westfall@rutgers.edu

07:081:361 Photography II-A

Photography II-A

Course Number: 07:081:361
Course Format: Lab/Studio
Mode of Instruction: Face-to-Face

Features the refinement of digital photography with an emphasis on making exhibition-quality prints and building print portfolios. Through creative assignments, this studio-based course explores photography with particular focus on expressive, historical, and theoretical aspects of the ubiquitous medium.

4 credit(s)

Course Prerequisites and Corequisites: Prerequisites: 07:081:261, or all students with Photoshop experience and permission of the instructor.

Instructor: Adam Putnam, ap1675@mgsa.rutgers.edu

07:081:371 Print II-A

Print II-A

Course Number: 07:081:371

In-depth focus on intaglio, including engraving, drypoint, etching, aquatint, and spit bite. The course encourages the combination of other print media and will include a segment on photo polymer plates. Artistic development concerning composition, content, and conceptual ideas will be addressed through individual and group critiques.

4 credits

Instructor: Barbara Madsen, bmadsen@mgsa.rutgers.edu

07:081:372 Print II-B

Print II-B

Course Number: 07:081:372

In-depth focus on lithography, including stones, aluminum plates, photo-litho plates, and color lithography. The course encourages the combination of other print media. Artistic development concerning composition, content, and conceptual ideas will be addressed through individual and group critiques.

4 credits

Instructor: Barbara Madsen, bmadsen@mgsa.rutgers.edu

07:081:381 Sculpture II-A

Sculpture II-A

Course Number: 07:081:381
Course Format: Lab/Studio
Mode of Instruction: Face-to-Face

In this intermediate-level course, students explore a selection of diverse concepts, materials, and processes associated with contemporary sculpture. Emphasis will be on exploring alternative methods of art production, expanding conceptual development as well as furthering students’ technical skills. The course will address the process and development in transforming ideas into form. The course incorporates presentations on the field of sculpture, readings, discussions, guest lectures, and field trips.

4 credits

Course Prerequisites and Corequisites: 07:081:281
Learning Goals of Course:

Upon completion of the course, students will possess the knowledge and skills to:

  • Continue developing production techniques with hand and stationary tools in the wood and metal shops into studio work
  • Further develop strategies in additive and subtractive sculptural techniques including fabrication in various non-traditional materials
  • Further develop mold making and plaster casting techniques for broad use
  • Utilize appropriate installation and finishing techniques
  • Develop a familiarity with the field of contemporary art and sculpture
  • Develop research and language for individual studio work
07:081:385 Design Practicum

Design Practicum

Course Number: 07:081:385
Course Format: Other
Mode of Instruction: Face-to-Face

This course provides practical design experience where students undertake appropriate real-world assignments in a non-commercial environment. This is an advanced production studio for students interested in collaborating with academics from other fields, university administrators, NGO representatives, and other designers. Students will engage in research, concept development, design, production, and presentation. Students are expected to work in close contact with peers and outside collaborators to produce visual projects that meet mutually agreed upon parameters. This class should be taken in the junior or senior year when students have sufficient technical and conceptual experience to benefit from the class.

3 credits

Course Prerequisites and Corequisites: None
Learning Goals of Course:

On completion of the course students will be able to:

  • Analyze real world problems from multiple perspectives and propose design solutions
  • Define constraints and design strategies
  • Successfully present to and negotiate with clients and colleagues
  • Conduct visual research and present their findings in an appropriate format
  • Create professional presentations
  • Revise, refine and reiterate proposed designs in response to feedback
  • Prepare and adjust files for production

Instructor: Gerry Beegan, beegan@mgsa.rutgers.edu

07:081:421 Drawing III-A

Drawing III-A

Course Number: 07:081:421
Course Format: Lab/Studio
Mode of Instruction: Face-to-Face

Through practice, experimentation, research, and use of a variety of media and methodologies, students will explore more complex approaches to their drawing practice. These may include: the use of image and text; the consideration and use of time, sequence, and narrative in drawing; and drawing as a performance practice, among others. Self-directed work and research in the studio including the reading of historical and/or critical texts are required.

4 credits

Course Prerequisites and Corequisites: 01:081:221 and 222 (Drawing I-A and I-B) or co-requisite 07:081:321 and 322 (Drawing II-A and II-B) or corequisite 07:081:451-454 (Painting III-A and III-B or Advanced Painting A or B) or by permission of the instructor.
Learning Goals of Course:
At the end of this course, the student is able to:

  • Demonstrate the ability to ideate, create and produce a cohesive body of work, maintain a disciplined studio practice, and to present through the body of work a compelling position/argument/point of view/raison d’etre for the work in visual, verbal and written form
  • Examine and analyze theoretical and practical issues concerning the nature of the drawing discipline in the 21st century and to incorporate the history of drawing into their analysis of their own work and the work of others
  • Examine their own work and the work of others in relation to context(s), histories, process and materiality, and the relationship of the work to culture at large; and to analyze and critically examine the relationship of form/subject/content in these works.

Instructor: Julie Langsam, jlangsam@mgsa.rutgers.edu

07:081:431 Design III-A

Design III-A

Course Number: 07:081:431
Course Format: Lab/Studio
Mode of Instruction: Face-to-Face

This course trains students to research, analyze, prototype, and develop design concepts for dynamic digital media such as online, tablets, and mobile apps, for three distinct social and cultural contexts. The focus is on practice and experimentation to master UI/UX design. This course consists of three projects addressing experience design and its presentation.

Today interaction online focuses on information through living, social platforms. We will go beyond an average user’s perspective to critically examine the web through historical, political, and social lenses. This course encourages students to holistically approach to the web and its constituent code as a living kit of parts waiting to be harnessed in novel and innovative ways.

As digital technology industries rapidly alter ways of doing and thinking, design can amplify, shift, comment on, and/or criticize these changes. The role of designers today is not only to style content but to shape it, extracting information from abstract datasets, writing scenarios, and creating systems, all with a critical eye. This course aims to train students to research, analyze, prototype, and develop design concepts for digital media for three distinct social and cultural contexts.

4 credit(s)

Course Prerequisites and Corequisites: Design 1-A, 1-B, 2-A, 2-B

Instructor: Mindy Seu, mseu@mgsa.rutgers.edu

07:081:441 Media III-A

Media III-A

Course Number: 07:081:441

Students work under the direction of faculty and in discussion with the class on producing self-directed, independently conceived media artworks that reflect their own interests and ideas. Students will proceed through all stages to fully realize their work–from research, proposal, production, postproduction to installation, screening, or other form of display. Ongoing group discussions, critiques, readings, and screenings related to students’ creative projects.

4 credits

Course Prerequisites and Corequisites: Prerequisites: 07:081:343-344 or permission of instructor.

Instructor: Steffani Jemison, steffani.jemison@rutgers.edu

07:081:446 Adv Media A

Adv Media A

Course Number: 07:081:446

Students work under the direction of faculty and in discussion with the class on producing self-directed, independently conceived media artworks that reflect their own interests and ideas. Ongoing group discussions, critiques, readings, and screenings in media art.

4 credits

Course Prerequisites and Corequisites: Prerequisites: 07:081:441-442 or permission of instructor.

Instructor: Steffani Jemison, steffani.jemison@rutgers.edu

07:081:451 Painting III-A

Painting III-A

Course Number: 07:081:451
Course Format: Lab/Studio
Mode of Instruction: Hybrid

In this course, students will work in individual studios on self-directed projects, developing subject matter, content and methodology through directed research. Selected readings and visits to exhibitions and lectures are required, as is participation in group discussions, presentations, critiques and reviews.

4 credits

Course Prerequisites and Corequisites: Prerequisites: 07:081:351-352. This course is intended primarily for students who have concentrated in this area. (This course is cross-listed with Advanced Painting III A.)
Learning Goals of Course: You will learn to make self-directed work sustained and enriched by research, rigorous curiosity, and critical feedback, and acquire the growing capacity to tell the difference between intention versus outcome in your own work, as well as in that of your peers. You will form your own process and methodology, and develop your own markers for progress and resolution. You will learn to deepen your understanding of how your work is critically positioned within the larger field of painting, art, and culture at large.

07:081:453 Advanced Painting A

Advanced Painting A

Course Number: 07:081:453
Course Format: Lab/Studio
Mode of Instruction: Face-to-Face

Students in this course are engaged in mentored individual work toward thesis, and explore how to sharpen and sustain the questions that will carry their work beyond it. These are identified and tested though individual studio visits with the instructor, group critiques; discussions of lectures, texts and exhibitions; instructor and student presentations; peer curation and review assignments.

4 credits

Course Prerequisites and Corequisites: Prerequisites: 07:081:451-452. (This course is cross-listed with Painting III A.)
Learning Goals of Course: Students will deepen the clarity, criticality and complexity of their painting, and learn how to sustain their focus and research post-graduation with intellectual curiosity and good work habits. They will know the value of their peers and the importance of sustaining their community by seeing their practice as a relevant extension of it.

07:081:455 Advanced Drawing A

Advanced Drawing A

Course Number: 07:081:455
Course Format: Lab/Studio
Mode of Instruction: Face-to-Face

Students in this course work on self-directed exploratory-based drawing projects under the mentoring of the instructor and within the engaged, critical dialogue of their peers.

4 credits

Course Prerequisites and Corequisites: Pre or co-requisites: 07:081:321 or 322 (Drawing III-A or III-B); or 07:081:451-452 (Painting III-A or III-B)
Learning Goals of Course:
At the end of this course, students are able to:

  • Demonstrate the ability to ideate, create and produce a cohesive body of work, to maintain a disciplined studio practice, and to present through the body of work a compelling position/argument/point of view/raison d’etre for the work in visual, verbal and written form
  • Examine and analyze theoretical and practical issues concerning the nature of the drawing discipline in the 21st century and to incorporate the history of drawing into their analysis of their own work and the work of others
  • Analyze and examine their own work and the work of others in relation to context(s), histories, process and materiality, and the relationship of the work to culture at large; and to analyze and critically examine the relationship of form/subject/content in these works

Instructor: Julie Langsam, jlangsam@mgsa.rutgers.edu

07:081:461 Photography III-A

Photography III-A

Course Number: 07:081:461
Course Format: Lab/Studio
Mode of Instruction: Face-to-Face

In this course, students concentrate on individual artistic development by which they can develop an awareness and understanding of experimental and creative approaches to conceptual projects within the framework of contemporary photographic art practice. Advanced theoretical studies and individual practical investigations are used to support an emerging independent work process culminating in a final body of work.

4 credits

Course Prerequisites and Corequisites: Prerequisites: 07:081:361-362.
Learning Goals of Course:

  • To develop a level of criticality when looking at images that considers historical, cultural, and theoretical issues related to photography, art in general and culture at large.
  • To develop analytical and critical skills in visual, verbal, and written form as they relate to the understanding, discussion, description, and evaluation of images.
  • To examine context as a basis for our understanding of material culture

Policies for Exams, Assignments, Attendance, and Grading: All students must turn in a final selection of work (from the entire year) or equivalent in another medium, plus Artists Statement on the last day of Class.

Grading is based on the instructor’s assessment of individual development over the course of the semester. I am interested in the degree to which you are willing to push yourself in the studio and by the challenges you set up for yourself, the risks you take, the commitment to your work and general studio activity.

Class participation during critiques and discussions is expected and is factored into your grade. If you make exceptional work in the studio that would otherwise constitute an “A” grade but never contribute to the group critiques, you will not receive an “A” in this class. The over all breakdown of your grade is as follows:

  • 50% Final body of work, includes the production of new work
  • 50% Class participation, involvement, Group Crits, etc.
  • A = exceptional engagement with production of work, readings, and class participation
  • B=thoughtful completion of work and active participation in class discussions
  • C=adequate completion of work and average participation in discussions
  • D=lack of thought and effort evident in work and participation
  • F=none of the above

Attendance & Participation

  • Three unexcused absences equal failure
  • Two times late equals one absence.
  • Class participation in critiques and discussions is required
  • Completion of weekly assignments and Final Project

Instructor: Miranda Lichtenstein, mlichtenstein@mgsa.rutgers.edu

07:081:463 Adv Photography A

Adv Photography A

Course Number: 07:081:463
Course Format: Lab/Studio
Mode of Instruction: Face-to-Face

Projects in this special topics class concentrate on the approach to specialized development in photography areas such as artists books, multimedia approaches, performance, installation, and photography-based public art. Individual and group work includes research and short- and long-term project development.

4 credits

Course Prerequisites and Corequisites: Prerequisites: 07:081:461-462.
Learning Goals of Course:

  • To develop a level of criticality when looking at images that considers historical, cultural, and theoretical issues related to photography, art in general and culture at large.
  • To develop analytical and critical skills in visual, verbal, and written form as they relate to the understanding, discussion, description, and evaluation of images.
  • To examine context as a basis for our understanding of material culture
  • All students must turn in a final selection of work (from the entire year) or equivalent in another medium, plus Artists Statement on the last day of Class.

Policies for Exams, Assignments, Attendance, and Grading: Grading is based on my assessment of your individual development over the course of the semester. I am interested in the degree to which you are willing to push yourself in the studio and by the challenges you set up for yourself, the risks you take, the commitment to your work and general studio activity.

Class participation during critiques and discussions is expected and is factored into your grade. If you make exceptional work in the studio that would otherwise constitute an “A” grade but never contribute to the group critiques, you will not receive an “A” in this class.

The overall breakdown of your grade is as follows:

  • 50% Final body of work, includes the production of new work
  • 50% Class participation, involvement, Group Crits, etc.
  • A= exceptional engagement with production of work, readings, and class participation
  • B=thoughtful completion of work and active participation in class discussions
  • C=adequate completion of work and average participation in discussions
  • D=lack of thought and effort evident in work and participation
  • F=none of the above

Attendance & Participation:

  • Three unexcused absences equal failure
  • Two times late equals one absence.
  • Class participation in critiques and discussions is required.
  • Completion of weekly assignments and Final Project

Instructor: Miranda Lichtenstein, mlichtenstein@mgsa.rutgers.edu

07:081:471 Print III-A

Print III-A

Course Number: 07:081:471

In-depth focus on letterpress including hand typesetting and polymer plates on the Vandercook press. The course will cover broadsides, artists’ books, and chap books. Artistic development concerning composition, content, and conceptual ideas will be addressed through individual and group critiques.

4 credits

Instructor: Barbara Madsen, bmadsen@mgsa.rutgers.edu

07:081:481 Sculpture III-A

Sculpture III-A

Course Number: 07:081:481
Course Format: Lab/Studio
Mode of Instruction: Face-to-Face

In this advanced studio course, students will explore, define, and develop their creative work and research in expanded sculptural practices through studio assignments and prompts, writing, readings and independent projects. Students in this course will continue the development of their studio practice and understanding of how their work is situated historically, and discursively in the field through lectures, readings, and group and individual critiques.

4 credits

Course Prerequisites and Corequisites: Prerequisites: 07:081:381-382
Learning Goals of Course:
Upon completion of the course, students will possess the knowledge and skills to:

  • Create large-scale, self-directed projects
  • Synthesize research, concepts, and techniques into new studio work
  • Integrate research and understandings of one’s practice into contemporary art and related fields of inquiry
  • Explain their motivations and interests in the development of new work during critiques, in project proposals and possibly toward their Thesis presentations
  • Synthesize studio work into professional pursuits

Instructor: Jeanine Oleson, jeanine.oleson@rutgers.edu

07:081:483 Advanced Sculpture A

Advanced Sculpture A

Course Number: 07:081:483
Course Format: Lab/Studio
Mode of Instruction: Face-to-Face

Students in this course will work on independently conceived sculpture projects which are developed in consultation with the instructor. Independent research and creative work is supported by group critiques, individual meetings with the instructors, lectures, readings and class discussions.

4 credits

Course Prerequisites and Corequisites: Pre/Co-requisite: 07:081:481
Learning Goals of Course:
Upon completion of the course, students will possess the knowledge and skills to:

  • Create and execute large-scale, self-directed projects
  • Synthesize research, concepts, and techniques into proposals and new studio work
  • Integrate research and understandings of one’s practice into contemporary art and related fields of inquiry
  • Explain their motivations and interests in in the development of new work during critiques, in project proposals and possibly toward their Thesis presentations
  • Synthesize studio work into professional pursuits

Instructor: Jeanine Oleson, jeanine.oleson@rutgers.edu

07:081:497 Thesis & Exhibition A

Thesis & Exhibition A

Course Number: 07:081:497
Course Format: Lab/Studio
Mode of Instruction: Face-to-Face

The culmination of undergraduate Art & Design creative research and practice, this year-long course provides methodologies, structure and community to pursue advanced independent studio work and critique, leading to a group exhibition in the second semester. This year-long course is required for the B.F.A. in Visual Art and B.F.A. in Design degrees.

3 credits

Course Prerequisites and Corequisites: Open to BFA Seniors
Learning Goals of Course:
Upon completion of the course, students will possess the knowledge and skills to:

  • Develop a coherent body of work that addresses individual formal and conceptual concerns
  • Situate their work within a material, historical, and contemporary context; to defend the work orally and in writing
  • Present their work professionally both in process/for studio visits and completed/for exhibition.
08:081:521 Visiting Artist

Visiting Artist

Course Number: 08:081:521

This is a required course for both the fall and spring semesters for first-year graduate students. It features weekly presentations and lectures from noted artists, critics, and curators invited to the school. Each student will participate in a limited number of individual studio visits with invited guest presenters. At the end of the first and second semesters, the faculty conducts a review, where the students present their work for critique. The first-year review takes the form of a critique of work exhibited in the First-Year Graduate Student Exhibition, usually scheduled from mid-November to December of the first semester in the Mason Gross Galleries. A one-page artist statement is required for this review. An individual studio review is at the end of the second semester. A one-page artist statement is required for this review as well.

4 credits

Instructor: Barbara Madsen, bmadsen@mgsa.rutgers.edu

08:081:525 Research Projects

Research Projects

Course Number: 08:081:525

Individual project proposed by student to faculty member of his or her choice; faculty member who approves the project then acts as its adviser.

4 credits

Instructor: Barbara Madsen, bmadsen@mgsa.rutgers.edu

08:081:625 Research Projects

Research Projects

Course Number: 08:081:625

Individual project proposed by student to faculty member of his or her own choice; faculty member who approves the project then acts as its adviser.

4 credits

Instructor: Barbara Madsen, bmadsen@mgsa.rutgers.edu

08:081:675 Graduate Seminar

Graduate Seminar

Course Number: 08:081:675

This course will center around Myth, Rhythm, and Place as foundational conditions and sources of agency for creative production. We will center these conditions through the works of Audre Lorde and Frantz Fanon. Audre Lorde, the self-described “black, lesbian, mother, warrior, poet,” was and remains to be one of the most important voices in black radical feminist critique. Her poetry and critical work have been foundational and formative in shaping contemporary progressive ideas around race, sex, gender, police brutality, intimacy, and agency. Frantz Fanon was a writer, psychiatrist, and revolutionary who used both his research and his lived experience to deconstruct the internal and external relationships between race and imperialism, individual and collective agency and to (much like Lorde) interrogate the boundaries between love and violence.

4 credits

Instructor: Barbara Madsen, bmadsen@mgsa.rutgers.edu

08:081:676 Graduate Seminar

Graduate Seminar

Course Number: 08:081:676

Following ideas of transmission that are material, linguistic, and affectual, this seminar will be making/reading/thinking/talking through the present moment. What are the interfaces and material potentials for creative action during a large-scale shift? How do technology and ongoing issues of access inflect how and for who these shifts are occurring? How does one make anything under these conditions? What productive methods for thinking about space and time exist through changing ideas of materiality, site, place, and objects? Working through these questions of how and where transmissions are occurring in the world and for whom will form the critical-ethical basis of our work together in this seminar alongside your ongoing studio practice. 

4 credits

Instructor: Barbara Madsen, bmadsen@mgsa.rutgers.edu

08:081:677 Nature, Territory, Identity: From White Geology to Dark Ecology (Graduate Seminar)

Nature, Territory, Identity: From White Geology to Dark Ecology (Graduate Seminar)

Course Number: 08:081:677
Course Format: Seminar
Mode of Instruction: Face-to-Face

Thinking through the on-going effects of colonialism, industrialization/globalization, and current political ideologies as they shape and demarcate life, death, and non-life, this course explores how nature, territory, and identity are always entangled, especially in questions of who and what comes to matter. The readings in this class explore colonial history, the appropriation of ecological rhetoric by eco-fascism and white nationalism, and new critical articulations of what we call Nature and Landscape through the lenses of queer theory, intersectional feminism, object-oriented ontology, and black critical studies. Authors include Kathryn Yusoff, Edouard Glissant, Max Liboiron, Fred Moten, Donna Haraway, Timothy Morton, Bruno Latour, Karen Barrad, Elizabeth Povinelli, among others. The seminar is structured around weekly readings and discussions, one-hour individual studio meetings, one-hour and twenty-minute group critiques for each student.

4 credit(s)

Course Prerequisites and Corequisites: For MFA graduate students in Art & Design

Learning Goals of Course:

  • To gain a broad understanding of the ideas, terms, and figures that surround debates around critical understandings of the anthropocene, and new formulations of ecology.
  • To gain a broad understanding of how identitarian politics, and social forces are deeply connected to concepts of nature and landscape
  • To intellectually and materially explore how the critical and philosophical ideas in the readings relate to one’s independent studio work and research.
  • To broaden one’s historical, theoretical and contextual understanding of art and aesthetic production.
  • To develop and deepen one’s ability to experience, analyze, and assess art.
  • To artistically respond to the pertinent criticisms, questions and suggestions raised in individual meetings, and group critiques.
  • To analyze the work and presentations of peers through description, reflection, questions, and suggestions in the evaluation of the works content, function, problems, references, and contexts.

Required and Recommended Course Materials: Key readings will be provided to all enrolled students.

Instructor: Marc Handelman, marcha@mgsa.rutgers.edu

08:081:678 Graduate Seminar

Graduate Seminar

Course Number: 08:081:678
Course Format: Seminar
Mode of Instruction: Face-to-Face

This course is a place where we will collectivley create a generous space and place within which to unpack our work, ideas, perspectives, goals and intentions within a supportive environment. Readings, discussions, screenings, and field trips are focused on a topic (recent seminar themes were “Landscape as Metaphor” and “Color!”) but are not media specific. Graduate MFA students from all disciplinary backgrounds are welcome. The course is structured around bi-weekly group and/or individual critiques/discussions that will follow the trajectory of the work being made in the studio and based on the needs of each individual artist.

4 credit(s)

Course Prerequisites and Corequisites: None

Learning Goals of Course:
Upon completion of this course, students will:

  • Develop, expand, experiment, and clarify their own ideas and goals as artists as demonstrated in a body of work
  • Be able to contextualize their work in relation to histories and contemporary culture
  • Demonstrate an ability to examine their work and the work of others in regards to: formal issues; process; materiality; technical aspects/technique; subject; issues of content/meaning; intentionality; narrative, etc., as they relate to the specific work of each student

Instructor: Julie Langsam, jlangsam@mgsa.rutgers.edu

08:081:679 Graduate Seminar

Graduate Seminar

Course Number: 08:081:679

This course will provide a setting for group critique and feedback on both first- and second-year artists’ work, along with an examination of the process of group critique itself. We will develop insight into how different media, relation to time, and shifting thematic content will alter the group reception of the work.

4 credits

Course Prerequisites and Corequisites: None

Instructor: Jeanine Oleson, jeanine.oleson@rutgers.edu

08:081:680 Graduate Seminar

Graduate Seminar

Course Number: 08:081:680

This course will be composed of group discussion of a selection of new books including: Andre Brock Jr: Distributed Blackness and Legacy, Russell: Glitch Feminism, with the possibility of additional selections or short essays. In addition, this will be a space for individual studio visits, group critique of works in progress, and shared reading. This course is open to all graduate M.F.A. students regardless of media. It is a site for one-on-one and group discussions of philosophical and procedural problems related to your studio practice, informed by an approach I have developed through practice as a visiting critic, curator, artist, teacher, producer, and consumer of media and other cultural forms. Some structural elements of the course may be modified depending on the size of the class. The instructor’s role will largely be that of a facilitator, and new formats for critique may arise from the class.

4 credits

Instructor: Barbara Madsen, bmadsen@mgsa.rutgers.edu

08:081:704 Exhibition

Exhibition

Course Number: 08:081:704

The exhibition is a presentation of two years of creative work in the program. It takes place during the final spring semester in the Mason Gross Galleries. A student’s exhibit is subject to committee review, consultation, and evaluation by the thesis committee and other members of the graduate faculty.

4 credits

Instructor: Barbara Madsen, bmadsen@mgsa.rutgers.edu

08:208:516 Research Methods

Research Methods

Course Number: 08:208:516
Course Format: Seminar
Mode of Instruction: Face-to-Face

This course introduces students to the research methods for informing and stimulating the design process and familiarizes students with hands-on practices such as visualization, digital humanities, crowdsourcing, field studies, interviews, physical sensing, polls, cartography and mapping. Readings and references will shed light on major debates in epistemology, including those over the structure of knowledge, genealogy, classification, and meta-epistemological issues in the digital age.

4 credit(s)

Course Prerequisites and Corequisites: None

Learning Goals of Course:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:

  • Build and use a bibliography for a subject-specific design research project
  • Demonstrate the ability to conduct research in a subject-specific realm and draw a contextual framework
  • Identify research potentials in archives, evaluate visualization strategies, and develop design ideas

Instructor: Atif Akin, aakin@mgsa.rutgers.edu

08:208:517 Design Studio I

Design Studio I

Course Number: 08:208:517
Course Format: Lab/Studio
Mode of Instruction: Face-to-Face

Provides methodologies, structure and community for developing visual work in the MFA in Design. Precedents in design, art, and media along with readings and class discussion will inform a greater understanding of established design structures. Independent studio work and critiques will develop an individual creative response to those structures.

4 credit(s)

Course Prerequisites and Corequisites: None

Learning Goals of Course:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:

  • Use tools, methods and materials of research-driven design to create self-initiated work
  • Examine varied working models and methods of contemporary design

Instructor: Mindy Seu, mseu@mgsa.rutgers.edu

08:208:616 Thesis I

Thesis I

Course Number: 08:208:616
Course Format: Seminar
Mode of Instruction: Face-to-Face

This course is a methodical analysis of a series of research questions based in the domains of art, design or technology. It establishes the process and method for proposing solutions, creating prototypes, and offering a conclusion through production of a series of independenlty derrived works. This course provides the framework to support exploration of a specific field of knowledge using design methodologies; empowers students to use tools of investigation, analysis and synthesis within their design process; and prepares students to cultivate a research-driven design studio practice.

4 credit(s)

Course Prerequisites and Corequisites: This course is intended for BFA thesis students in their final year of study.

Learning Goals of Course:
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Formulate research questions emerging from chosen methodologies and subject matter
  • Analyze and articulate research findings
  • Propose design explorations that address research-driven questions
  • Create prototypes of design solutions that evidence originality and experimentation
  • Observe, analyze and synthesize design outcomes
  • Create and deliver presentations that explain the context and results of the prototyping cycle

Instructor: Jacqueline Thaw, thaw@mgsa.rutgers.edu

08:208:617 Design Studio III

Design Studio III

Course Number: 08:208:617
Course Format: Lab/Studio
Mode of Instruction: Face-to-Face

This studio course guides students in undertaking a self-initiated, research-driven design project in collaboration with another academic department or unit at Rutgers University or beyond. Students will explore and apply various visual communication techniques to realize their collaborative projects. Alongside their peers, they will compare the impact of their work in different fields of knowledge.

4 credit(s)

Course Prerequisites and Corequisites: None

Learning Goals of Course:
Upon completion of the course, students will possess the skills and knowledge to:

  • Engage in cross-disciplinary research and discussion
  • Identify and deploy appropriate visual communication techniques
  • Develop design projects in an interdisciplinary environment
  • Produce a project in collaboration with a research body across disciplines
  • Compare and understand the impact of their work in different academic environments

Instructor: Jacqueline Thaw, thaw@mgsa.rutgers.edu

08:208:619 Publication and Display

Publication and Display

Course Number: 08:208:619
Course Format: Lab/Studio
Mode of Instruction: Face-to-Face

Explores the methodologies of display and publication strategies. Students formulate varied ways in which design ideas and artifacts can be presented in a public setting. The course focuses on the modalities of display in online and print media as well as installation in public and gallery spaces.

4 credit(s)

Course Prerequisites and Corequisites: None

Learning Goals of Course:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:

  • Critically evaluate a wide range of publication and display approaches employed in contemporary design practice
  • Make their work public in online, print, and installation formats
  • Make informed decisions about which display strategies to employ in a particular context
  • Engage with new ways of publishing design work