Cross-Media Art Studio

Course NameCross-Media Art Studio
Course CodeART302 / ART502
DescriptionThis course will introduce students to intermedial ways of expressing their ideas, concepts and feelings about themselves, contemporary society and nature. The course is designed as an introduction to the art field of intermedia. Cross Media Art Course Studio aims to awaken in students passion for visual arts. It is designed to help the students gain knowledge of this field and to practice and develop their artistic skills. Students will be able to try out diverse media in order to discover the right tools to express themselves. Cross media Art course primarily focuses on photography but it also touches upon other important media: drawing, painting, sculpture, performance and “self-performance”, new media and video art. In this course, students will learn to use art- therapy techniques to help them overcome any possible fears to express themselves via Fine Art techniques. Each of us can be an artist. Together, we will develop your natural passion for Art and self-expression. The artworks created during this course will be displayed at our final exhibition in the AAU art space. Generally working with “Space” will be an important part of this course. Other important part of this course will be the ability of individual and group presentation of artistic ideas of each student in class or by individual agreement. This course is an inter-disciplinary exploration of photograph, video, performance, drawing and painting as well as other evolving forms of new media. Regardless of their artistic ability, students will engage with studio art practices and art production in group and solo projects. Students will also critically respond to contemporary art through visiting cross-media art exhibits (visual, audio, haptic, interactive and new media), performances, installations and festivals. Students will also learn about contemporary Czech Art scene, breakthrough time early ’90s to today.
Learning OutcomesUpon completion of this course, students will be able to:
– Use all possible media to express their ideas, concepts and feelings about themselves, contemporary society, and nature;
– Demonstrate more familiariaty with contemporary “cross media art” internationally, with an emphasis on current trends in Czech art and society;
– Discuss contemporary issues, as well as contemporary art and “time” and the not so distant history of Czech art and society;
– Critically discuss (in a positive way) each-others artworks in class and individually.
SchoolSchool of Journalism, Media, and Visual Arts
LevelBachelor / Master
Number of credits (US / ECTS)3 US / 6 ECTS