Archived Versions

4.301 Introduction to the Visual Arts

As taught in: Spring 2007

Photograph of a student puppet show.

Students performing in a puppet show, the final project for this course. (Image courtesy of Prof. Joe Zane.)




Prof. Joe Zane

Course Features

Course Description

This class will introduce students to a variety of contemporary art practices and ideas. The class will begin with a brief overview of 'visual language' by looking at a variety of artworks and discussing basic concepts revolving around artistic practice. The rest of the class will focus on notions of the real/unreal as explored with various mediums and practices. The class will work in video, sculpture and in public space.

Technical Requirements

Special software is required to use some of the files in this course: .mp4, .rm.