Stories in Time
Tuesdays and Thursdays
This online course features the following types of interaction:
- Pre-recorded content
- Live meetings
- Live critiques
This course explores your personal stories in a variety of media with a particular focus on the elements of time. Students will be guided to identify, develop, and create narrative works on themes and issues that they choose. Students will develop an understanding of temporal concerns across a wide range of time-based work including narrative, performative, spatial, tactile, and digital approaches. We will make multiple image sequences, comics, artists books, zines, sound and video projects, and installations.
Time-based work is an important element of contemporary fine art and design and is fundamental to all art and design studio majors. Assignments direct students in creating works that utilize attributes of time and movement; elements of serial, sequential, and narrative ordering; still and moving image production and editing; sound and image relations; and narrative and non-narrative approaches. Students will complete a final independent project in a time-based media of their choice. They will be introduced to the fundamental strategies used in art and design fields to conceptualize, produce, and present an independently conceived project.
This course is a combination of synchronous and asynchronous learning. Students will join remotely for 6 hours of synchronous class time each week. In addition, they will engage with recorded video and audio as well as written content for the asynchronous portion of the course (6 hours a week). Students will be expected to work on their projects for approximately 4 hours a week of independent studio time.
Prerequisite: Visual Language or equivalent
Jane Marsching is an interdisciplinary digital artist focusing on issues of climate change and environmentalism. Her work as been exhibited nationally and internationally at major museums including the ICA Boston and MassMoca. She received her MFA at the School of Visual Arts and BA from Hampshire College.