The Graduate Interdisciplinary Seminar is a required course for all first-year MFA students at Tyler. The course is designed to look at events and phenomena that have shaped culture across all disciplines, encourage discourse, and recognize shared affinities, with the understanding that studio practice occurs within a larger cultural context. Students are expected to attend all lectures and complete reading assignments. There will be two open studios scheduled mid-semester.
0401. Theories of Visual Representation Problematics in Contemporary Art (3 s.h.)
An examination of contemporary topics and themes in current art practice, this seminar combines readings, screenings and presentations. It is directed towards an exploration of issues common to the fields of aesthetic research and practice, and to graduate students own work and thinking. Readings in Art History and criticism, philosophy, media, aesthetics and popular culture.
0449. Digital Photography Workshop (3 s.h.)
The Digital Photo section of the Art Summer Workshop in Japan will concentrate on the use of photography as a sketchbook to capture and communicate the experience of living and learning in Tokyo. This class will be valuable to all art students, including painters and printmakers, as well as photo majors. Students will learn the necessary skills to process photographs in the digital domain, and products will include prints on paper and images for the web.