|| FALL 2015
| VES 40A: INTRODUCTION TO STILL PHOTOGRAPHY
"Through practical assignments, readings, discussion, demonstrations, slide lectures, field trips and critiques this course is designed to introduce you to the world of photographs as a form of creative expression. You will be exposed to the historical and contemporary practitioners in photography. You will learn the tools of digital photography including cameras, software and inkjet printers. The core of this course will be the pictures you make and the conversation generated as you realize your photographic ideas and develop your understanding of your own creative process"
| VES 11A: DRAWING ROOM: SPACE AS FRAMEWORK
"Using conventional drawing methods as a starting point, we will explore the potential of depicting space, both literally and metaphorically. Examining landscape, objects, buildings and interiors, students are encouraged to consider their relationship to the physical, conceptual and emotional spaces they inhabit. Finding inspiration from both contemporary art practices and architecture itself, assignments will delve into abstract and conceptual principles, and introduce specialized systems of rendering and notation."
|| SPRING 2016
| VES 147R: STRATEGIES IN CONCEPTUAL PHOTOGRAPHY
"There has been a shift from the traditional notion of art work to the idea of art project. The art project could be understood as a concept structured in a constellation of different but independent elements, which the author is able to master not only the implicit creative aspects but also a certain social dimension. We will deal with the sequential steps of a photography project: creative conception, documentation, practical realization, and critical evaluation."
|| SUMMER 2016
| VISU S-60: MIXED MEDIA
"This course introduces contemporary art through image and video presentations. Students create two and three-dimensional works for critique using materials that reflect the practices and concerns of contemporary art."
|| FALL 2016
| VES 132: SCULPTURE AS IN-HUMAN BEING
"Central issues of this course will be sculptural representation beyond the human scale and the special relationship between matter and meaning in sculptural production. The course investigates in the notion of “the other“ in sculptural production, and the possibility of sculpture to be autonomous in different contexts, ranging from the moment when an object is liberated from its original circumstances of production, to its continuing life and how it might reflect on new situations."