COMP 333
Narrative Strategies Spring 2015
Division I
Cross-listed COMP 333 / ARTS 333
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In this tutorial, we will examine the use of narrative in a range of fine art practices, which could include painting, drawing, video, sculpture, installation, public art, and sound art. Students who are interested in telling or referencing stories in their work in some way will be given the opportunity to develop their ideas and skills in a challenging studio class. In addition to intensive projects, we will look at and discuss the work of artists such as Huma Bhabha, Lorna Simpson, Joe Sacco, Lydia Davis, Raymond Pettibon, Todd Solondz, Sophie Calle, Jenny Holzer, and Omer Fast among others. One of the aims of this course is to challenge traditional notions and expectations of narrative. For instance, what could minimally constitute a narrative piece? How do different mediums allow for time to unfold in unexpected ways? How does omission play a powerful role in a narrative? How might the role of the narrator (often so powerful and present in novels and short stories) change in a visual arts context? This is a studio tutorial with an emphasis on demanding, weekly projects. Students will work both in mediums of their choice and be asked to experiment with new, unfamiliar formats. Readings and screenings will be required in addition to tutorial hours.
The Class: Format: studio tutorial with an emphasis on demanding, weekly projects; students will work both in mediums of their choice and be asked to experiment with new, unfamiliar formats; readings and screenings will be required in addition to tutorial hours
Limit: 10
Expected: 10
Class#: 4082
Grading: no pass/fail option, no fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: evaluation based on assignments, studio performance, class participation, and attendance
Extra Info: may not be taken on a pass/fail basis; not available for the Gaudino option
Prerequisites: students are required to have taken at least two ARTS 200-level classes in any medium (or by permission of the instructor)
Enrollment Preferences: Art Studio majors
Distributions: Division I
Notes: This course is cross-listed and the prefixes carry the following divisional credit:
COMP 333 Division I ARTS 333 Division I

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