NEW MEDIA ART
Intro to New Media Art introduces media-based practices and art historical constructs. Students learn foundations in filmmaking, sound, lighting, green screen usage, multi-channel installations, projection mapping, and editing of digital materials using the Adobe Creative Suite.
B or higher guarantees entry into New Media program.
Intro to Performance Art course introduces students to a wide spectrum of performance forms including performance in everyday life, rituals, folk forms, artist's' actions, experimental dance and theatre, activist performance, and intermedia forms. Students learn the history of performance practices, explore theoretical issues, and develop individual and collaborative works. Primarily a beginner's course but open to all levels of students.
COMPUTERS IN ART
Studio art course that focuses on working with the computer as a tool, this includes: the Adobe creative cloud software, an introduction to generative art making practices, basics for working with electronics, circuitry and sensors, and a foundation in interactivity. Through lectures and hands on demonstrations, students learn to build projects using Processing (an open source visual programming language for interactive art, music, and multimedia), and Arduino (a text based programming language for robotics). No previous programming or electronics experience is necessary.
(3 courses req.)
Experimental and Avant Garde
Experimental and Avant-Garde Art is both a seminar and studio art course. The seminar is a survey of the moments in art history in which artists engaged with new time-based mediums, including: the European Avant-Garde with cinema, Performance Art, Conceptual Art, Fluxus, video games, and virtual reality. The avant-garde has always pushed the boundaries of what is accepted as the norm or status quo, and the studio art portion of this course provides a forum for in-depth dialogue and investigation of socially engaged, experimental, and political work.
This course is based on an ongoing investigation of technological advancements. Students will earn to set-up, analyze, and experiment with new technological tools that will be used to develop independent projects.
(3 courses req.)
Sound & Space
Using space as both a physical and psychological construct, students make analogue and digital sound-based projects that are site specific, immersive, and interactive. We will also explore different methods of recording, editing, and collecting sounds.
Media & Performance
Media & Performance explores the linguistic, psychological, and physical limitations of comparing and contrasting a ‘body’ to ‘technology.’ Students explore how representations of bodies in electronic and performed media interrelate with constructs of gender, race, class, sexuality, age, disease, and criminality in postmodern culture. Special attention is paid to how video and performance artists construct gender, race, and community both physically and virtually.
ADVANCED NEW MEDIA ART
(2 courses req.)
The Advanced New Media Art Studio Art Course, taken in the New Media Art student’s last two semesters, is driven by independent video, digital, and/or performance based projects. The course aims to give students a critical awareness and conceptual understanding of their practice and research; provide the necessary support to execute a successful BFA show; and to develop a sustainable art practice after graduation. In order to explore the application of these ideas, the class will be focused on faculty mentoring, community engagement, guest artists, and different modes of distribution.
ART ON LOCATION
ASTU 4120 is an advanced studio art course that takes place in New York City during the Maymester. The structure for this course is hybrid, and allows you to tailor your time to your interests. As a group we will experience museums, studio visits, galleries, and performance art events. This is a great opportunity for students to make connections with outlets and artists in NYC. Can be substituted for advanced art elective course.
This course can be substituted for ONE Topics or Advanced Studio Art credit.
Selected students may enroll in professional internship credit, either working directly with a faculty member at UNT (as a studio intern), or within museums, galleries, or external artists' studios.
Must obtain faculty permission to enroll in this course.
GRADUATE NEW MEDIA ART
Open to all CVAD Graduate Students.
Course develops professional competence in special areas of New Media studio work.