VA200 Contemporary Art Expression I

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Course Code Course Title Weekly Hours* ECTS Weekly Class Schedule
T P
VA200 Contemporary Art Expression I 1 2 6 Monday 12:00-15:00
Prerequisite Junior Standing It is a prerequisite to
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Assistant None Assistant E-mail rsulejmanpasic@ius.edu.ba
Course Objectives The aims of this course are to: • Develop necessary digital art and new media knowledge to understand the state of the field • Demonstrate ability to define, plan, and execute individual and collaborative digital art and new media research projects • Understand multiple forms of digital art and new media critique, be able to respond to and give critique productively • Employ professional communication practices in digital art and new media to make public contributions to the field
Textbook Christiane Paul, Digital Art, Third Edition, Thames & Hudson, New York, 2015
Learning Outcomes After successful  completion of the course, the student will be able to:
  1. Develop a varied array of new media skills, allowing them to clearly communicate concepts and create work relevant to contemporary culture. Utilize advanced role of visual communication and semiotics
  2. Begin to understand the ways in which art, media, and culture affect each other and society
  3. Develop visual critical thinking
  4. Develop a critical vocabulary with which to describe and analyze new media in writing
  5. Conceptualise, plan and execute an original and creative work of New Media art
Teaching Methods Activity in debates, presentations, written assignment, midterm paper, final assignment, self-evaluation.
WEEK TOPIC REFERENCE
Week 1 Introduction to the course, policies and course material FAQ, Course manual
Week 2 "my life, today" presentations / discussions
Week 3 Discussion: What is art? Christiane Paul, Digital Art, Third Edition, Thames & Hudson, New York, 2015
Week 4 Technology as a tool New Media in Art 2005 by Michael Rush
Week 5 Capstone: part one Envisioning Information, by Edward Tufte
Week 6 Personal History / Public Experience Christiane Paul, Digital Art, Third Edition, Thames & Hudson, New York, 2015
Week 7 Discussion: Exhibition New Media in Art 2005 by Michael Rush
Week 8 MIDTERM SUBMISSION
Week 9 A New Medium, Film video and animation Envisioning Information, by Edward Tufte
Week 10 Technologies of Seeing—Images of/and Reality Universal Principles of Design, by Lidwell, Holden, and Butler
Week 11 Capstone: part two Christiane Paul, Digital Art, Third Edition, Thames & Hudson, New York, 2015
Week 12 Media and Memory Christiane Paul, Digital Art, Third Edition, Thames & Hudson, New York, 2015
Week 13 "Seeing is believing" Christiane Paul, Digital Art, Third Edition, Thames & Hudson, New York, 2015
Week 14 Dissemination and discussion of artwork New Media in Art 2005 by Michael Rush
Week 15 Final Assignment / Final Exam / Final review of the course presentations / discussions
Assessment Methods and Criteria Evaluation Tool Quantity Weight Alignment with LOs
Final Exam / Final Assignment 1 30
Semester Evaluation Compenents
Attendance / Activity / Critique 2 10
Assignments / Presentations 2 20
Student Dissemination and Reviews 2 20
Midterm Paper 2 20
***     ECTS Credit Calculation     ***
 Activity Hours Weeks Student Workload Hours Activity Hours Weeks Student Workload Hours
Lecture Hours 1 15 15 Student Dissemination and Reviews 1 15 15
Assignments / Presentations 2 15 30 Assignments / Presentations 2 15 30
Attendance / Activity / Critique 1 15 15 Final Assignment / Final Exam 10 3 30
        Total Workload Hours = 150
*T= Teaching, P= Practice ECTS Credit = 6
Course Academic Quality Assurance: Semester Student Survey Last Update Date: 04/03/2020
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