Making the Written Word
This course is no longer being offered.
Making the Written Word is a digital language arts studio class that investigates the intersection of language and images.
The primary focus of the course is on language, we will be exploring in-depth its relationship to images, with further explorations into sound, video, and performance. Questions that will be asked are: How does language respond as an image? How does an image respond as language? How do the two relate when paired? Can one replace the other? What does it mean to "make an image?"
The aim of the course is to create work that interrogates the space between image and language as a single composite medium, therefore illuminating the advantages and pitfalls of each. Artists and writers whose work we will discuss include Linda Montano, Jenny Holzer, Lyn Hejinian, and Susan Sontag.
Student will complete the class with a sound base of knowledge of basic language and visual art practices and how they relate to each other that they can then draw from in their future work as artists and writers.
Although no prerequisites are required, students are expected to be competent in both the "visual and language arts"; we will be working with equal sensitivity in both.
This course is only open to students enrolled in IEP (Intensive English Program).
**When registering in Banner, students must enroll in “Read, Think, Write: Approaching the College Essay” (CRN: 10507) AND one of the following courses: “TOEFL Preparation” (CRN: 10502), “Making the Written Word” (CRN: 10579) or “Communicating Science: Writing , Editing, Reviewing and Presenting the Language of Science” (CRN: 10573)