Current Courses → Honors Seminar

Displaying Courses 1 - 1 of 1 | Reset Filters
Fall 2017

Honors Seminar

American Studies H 110 From SFMOMA to Ghost Ship: Exploring Bay Area Art Ecosystems
  • F 2-5
  • J. Winet
  • 425 Doe
  • 4 Units
  • Class Number: 46190

THIS IS AN HONORS SEMINAR. PERMISSION OF FACULTY ADVISOR OR INSTRUCTOR IS REQUIRED TO ENROLL.

 
The Bay Area is home to a vibrant and diverse art scene, fueled by thousands of creative artists working in a wide range of media – and with an impressive array of interests. At the same time local and national pressures present formidable challenges to artists. This course will explore the range of environments artists inhabit and animate. 
 
Working collaboratively, students will conduct public digital humanities research creating online multimedia mobile websites that highlight artist-centered organizations vital to the Area’s culture. Hands-on technical demonstrations and workshops will focus on audio, video and photography production using smart phones. Central to the class will be discussion of best practices for engagement – including the art and craft of interviews and approaches to documentary. 
 
Seminar activities will include reading and writing assignments, media screenings, field trips to artists’ organizations, artist studios, museums and galleries, and in-class and on-site presentations by arts activists and civic leaders.
 
A culminating public launch event is also planned.
 
There are no specific prerequisites for the class.