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Chinese Poetry

Course No. LLC 477  Credits: 3.0

The purpose of this course is two-fold: first, to determine, through intensive readings in translation from the work of representative poets, what characterizes Chinese poetic achievement and, second to articulate our own informed response to these poems. Primary emphasis will be placed on the lyric mode as it develops from its origins in the Book of Songs (compiled c. 600BCE) through its golden age in the T'ang and Sung dynasties. Continuing attention will be paid to the tension between public and private commitment expressed by poets who choose between, attempt to resolve, or transcend these commitments. Topics for special consideration include the classical Chinese language as a vehicle for poetic expression and Chinese calligraphy as an exercise in dynamic proportions, the technical requirements of two major lyric forms, nature as a source of both inspiration and poetic metaphor, and the didactic and individualist traditions of Chinese literary criticism. Fulfills Humanities/Cultural Studies distribution requirement. Creative Writing Concentration course.

CIA: Our Creative Continuum

Course No. HCS 388X  Credits: 3.0

Students will acquire a working knowledge of the history of the Cleveland Institute of Art--with an emphasis on the diversity of accomplishment among both historical and current CIA faculty and alumni--and will consider whether and, if so, how this information supports their own developing artistic identity and their membership in the CIA community, a "creative continuum" now spanning 130 years (1882-2012). Understanding the history of our school will involve some amount of attention to the history of Cleveland (especially post-1860) and its location in Northeast Ohio, as well as the school's proximity to the Cleveland Museum of Art and other cultural institutions, once the school came to University Circle in 1905. The impact of major 20th-century events like the World Wars and the Great Depression on the school and its community will also be considered. May be applied as Creative Writing Concentration course.

Cinematic Landscapes of Asia

Course No. HCS 387X  Credits: 3.0

This discussion/writing-style course is to explore contemporary films of Asia, focusing on India, China (Taiwan & Hong Kong), & Japan. The films serve as a window of global understanding in culture. Through assigned films, political, social, literary and visual aspects of these nations will be stressed in this course. Mini-lectures will be also provided occasionally to prepare the students in understanding the historical and cultural references in the contexts of contemporary Asian films. For writing assignments, each student is encouraged to self-express and self-identify through viewing the films and sophisticate responses in their writings/reports/critics of the films. The class is divided into 2 components: film viewing and discussion/lectures.

Cinematography: 16mm Filmmaking

Course No. PHV 261-361-461  Credits: 3.0
Prerequisite(s) Photo I: Mechanics of Digital + Darkroom Photography

This course is designed as an introduction, both to the craft of filmmaking and to the appreciation of film as a pioneering medium of communication, entertainment, and art. The course introduces the technical and aesthetic fundamentals of 16mm filmmaking and students design and work on individual and group projects. Students will learn the camera, camera support systems, lighting techniques, light metering systems and sound recording. Composition, rhythm, and movement are also discussed. In a hands-on environment, students are introduced to a range of production and post-production equipment available at the Institute. Emphasis is placed on pre-production planning, visualization, successful operation of hardware, and group collaboration. The class will view a variety of films of historic and aesthetic importance and examine major movements and approaches to film art. Field trips will also complement the coursework. Students execute several exercises in 16mm film. They are responsible for purchasing and processing a minimum of three 100ft rolls (approximately 3.5minutes each) of 16mm film stock. Prerequisite: PHV 295 Photo I: Mechanics of Digital + Film Photography or signature of Instructor.

Code as Art: Programming for Artists

Course No. TIM313  Credits: 3.0

This course is designed for both the inexperienced and experienced person interested in experimenting with computing as a medium for creative work. Weekly presentations will cover the history, theory and practice of electronic arts. The approach for the class will be based on computer enthusiasts’ notion of hacking. Hacking in this context is an experimental approach and mode of thinking, examining existing technologies and finding new or extended ways to apply these in creative practice. Existing computer scripts will be distributed with instruction and one-on-one guidance on how to alter these to new purposes. No previous knowledge of programming is necessary. Instruction will also cover creating custom human-to-computer interfaces that allow viewers to experience and interact with art works in a variety of ways. Some possible directions for the work made in this class will be interactive video projection, interactive sound works, expanded gaming environments, video and audio synthesis, circuit bending sound instruments, computer program generated animation and program generated high-resolution still images for large format printing. Offered spring.

Collaboration Through a Printed Experience

Course No. PRI 210-310-410  Credits: 3.0

Collaboration is defined by the interaction of two or more people. This studio course supports the student in the development of a body of work while offering an opportunity to experience collaboration by bringing together idea generation, image making and production. Through a series of projects students will use a variety of traditional and experimental processes to define the parameters of collaboration. Moving beyond the opening platform, students will redefine collaboration as they develop projects informed by course objectives through the inclusion of their personal aspirations. (Collaboration could suggest projects between students, artist and author, student and faculty, student and individual in the community, etc.) Note: This course is open to all, and fulfills an introductory, intermediate and advanced level elective course.

Collaboration Through a Printed Experience

Course No. PRI310.1  Credits: 3.0

Collaboration is defined by the interaction of two or more people. This studio course supports the student in the development of a body of work while offering an opportunity to experience collaboration by bringing together idea generation, image making and production. Through a series of projects students will use a variety of traditional and experimental processes to define the parameters of collaboration. Moving beyond the opening platform, students will redefine collaboration as they develop projects informed by course objectives through the inclusion of their personal aspirations. (Collaboration could suggest projects between students, artist and author, student and faculty, student and individual in the community, etc.) Note: This course is open to all, and fulfills an introductory, intermediate and advanced level elective course. 3 credits.

Collaboration Through a Printed Experience

Course No. PRI410.1  Credits: 3.0

Collaboration is defined by the interaction of two or more people. This studio course supports the student in the development of a body of work while offering an opportunity to experience collaboration by bringing together idea generation, image making and production. Through a series of projects students will use a variety of traditional and experimental processes to define the parameters of collaboration. Moving beyond the opening platform, students will redefine collaboration as they develop projects informed by course objectives through the inclusion of their personal aspirations. (Collaboration could suggest projects between students, artist and author, student and faculty, student and individual in the community, etc.) Note: This course is open to all, and fulfills an introductory, intermediate and advanced level elective course. 3 credits.

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