Course Detail

20/FA DVC-485-A

Instructor: Tysh
Department: LIBERAL ARTS
Credits: 3   Instruction Method: ONHY
Status: CLSD

The Special Project class is offered on an occasional basis, with course content specific to the area being explored. This course satisfies the General Elective requirement.
FALL 2020

World film production during the decade of the 1960s experienced a shift away from Hollywood-inspired, melodramatic narratives and towards an explosion of creativity almost unparalleled in the history of cinema. Nowhere was this renaissance more pronounced than in Europe, one of the main sites of World War II death and destruction. By the ’60s, European directors, cinematographers, writers and actors had rethought their fascination with American movies into a “New Wave” of their own making, and in the process transformed the expectations of global audiences. This heightened activity also announced the emergence of a pantheon of brilliant directors, most of whom launched stellar careers in the decade: Antonioni and Fellini in Italy, Godard, Resnais, Truffaut and Varda in France, Bergman, Fassbinder and Tarkovsky further north and east, as well as legions of perceptive directors eager to follow in their footsteps. No study of film history can ignore this essential period in which visual aesthetics made full use of wide-screen formats, hand-held cameras, daring montage, existentially and politically motivated scripts, and modernist approaches to acting, while managing to avoid “experimental” elitism in favor of provocative, captivating narratives. Our course will expose students to a dozen film masterworks of the ’60s, as well as feature an engagement with critical texts by Roland Barthes, David Bordwell, Gilles Deleuze, Haroun Farocki, Andrew Sarris, Kaja Silverman, Robert Stam, Louise Spence, and Steven Ungar.

This course examines the tenants of art as research while engaging theory through the practice of exploratory visualization. Participatory in nature, the course content is designed to prepare and guide undergraduate artist/researchers through philosophical personal examinations of the creative process in order to uncover intersections with contemporary research practices. Topics for robust investigation include: Theory as a conceptual tool, Research with human subjects in art and design fields, Ethics, and Research Design. null null null

Start Date: 2020-08-31 End Date: 2020-12-12
Meeting in: ONL
Days: TH
Start Time: 12:45 PM
End Time: 3:30 PM