Introduction to Visual Culture: Lecture
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Division: Parsons The New School for Design
School: School of Art and Design History and Theory
Department: Art and Design History
Course Number: PLVS 2500
Course Format: Lecture
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
- Visual Culture
- Media Studies
- Art History, Theory & Criticism
Visual images pervade our everyday experiences in an increasingly technological and communications based culture. From newspapers to the Web, from the sciences to the humanities, to advertisements and movies, we encounter visual images in every area of our lives. Visual Studies is an exciting new area of study that looks at this range of art, media, and visual images, rather than focusing on fine art alone. The course will familiarize students with the key terms and debates, as well as introduce techniques used to analyze visual images from art and photography, to television and electronic media, using a variety of overlapping analytic frameworks. We will draw upon new approaches in art history, media studies, gender studies, literary and social theory, and discuss their cultural, political, and aesthetic implications. Pathway: Visual Studies
Open to: Bachelors degree in Fine Arts, Integrated Design, and Photography majors; others with permission. Pre-requisites: first-year university writing course and at least one prior history or methods course in art, media, film, or visual culture. Co-requisite(s): PLVS 2501 Recitation
Open to Lang/Parsons BA/BFA students.
Open to Parsons students.
Open to Undergraduate students.
Open to Communication Design students.
Open to Design and Technology students.
Open to Fine Arts students.
Open to Integrated Design Curriculum students.
Open to Illustration students.
Open to Photography students.
Open to Foundation students.