Whitman College Art Department

380: Advanced New Genre

This course continues the critical exploration of recent and emerging new genres in the practice of fine art.  Through lecture, discussion, demonstration, and practice, students advance their familiarity with a range of contemporary formats including video art, installation, digital sound, the Internet, conceptual, and/or performance actions.  Emphasis is placed on creating meaning in art through the use of  one or more new genre formats.  Instruction includes the demonstration of sound, image, and archiving software, theme-based discussions in contemporary art, and film screenings.  Students independently, complete and present at least one larger scale artwork in a new genre format.