Images from some of our classes

Today’s post features a selection of photos taken during some of the classes that are part of the VCS program’s curriculum. Each set of images is paired with the course’s description in the SVA catalog.

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Title: Printmaking: Etching and Woodcut
Number: FGD-2376
Duration: One semester
Credits: 3.00
Description: This course offers a thorough introduction to different image-making possibilities available in two major areas of printmaking. Etching will be explored through the introduction of line etching, soft ground, aquatint and photoetching. The second half of the semester will focus on monoprint, linoleum and woodcut. Starting from a direct application of color in monoprint, students will then explore the use of color separations and overlays to create color linoleum and woodcut prints.

The images below show students working on woodcuts in the SVA printmaking facility, which is located on the 5th floor of 133 West 21st Street, one floor above the VCS classrooms and offices.

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Title: Introduction to Digital Imaging
Number: PHD-1080
Duration: One semester
Credits: 3.00
Description: Emphasis will be placed on gaining a fundamental understanding of the Adobe Photoshop application. Among the topics covered will be file management, image size and resolution, flatbed and film scanning, color modes, file formats, painting and editing tools, image adjustments, working with layers and layer masks, and output options. By the end of the semester, students should have a basic understanding of how to work with photographs in a digital environment.

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Title: Looking into Music
Number: FID-2310
Duration: One semester
Credits: 3.00
Description: Many artists approach their own work by way of ideas and properties that are primarily associated with another form of expression. Music, abstract and nonmaterial by nature, has often served as a means of exploring the visual arts. This studio course will consider the interrelationship of the visual arts and music by first examining historic examples through lectures and individual research, then applying some of those principles to student projects and presentations. Beginning with the ancient belief in universal connectedness (such as the Harmony of the Spheres), topics will include: structural comparisons of visual and aural creativity; the nature of abstraction; phenomenological similarities and paradoxes of visual and aural perception; sociological and political activism; artistic and legal implications of appropriation in art and music; the interdependency of visual and sound elements in multi-disciplinary art forms such as theater, film, animation, music video and Web-based art.

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To see more of the courses that are offered as part of the VCS curriculum and read their descriptions, take a look at this VCS sample program on the SVA website.

I’ll be back in a couple days with images from a couple more VCS classes.

Visual & Critical Studies