Summer Courses 2012





Art, Communication, and Social Change

Term: 
Summer 2014
Online: 
No
Subject Area: 
COMMUNICATIONS (COMM)
Course Number: 
COMM 291 910
Schedule: 
Tuesday 9:00am-12:50pm
Schedule: 
Thursday 9:00am-12:50pm
Day(s): 
Tuesday
Day(s): 
Thursday
Instructor: 

BEUTIN, LYNDSEY PAIGE

Course Description: 

This undergraduate course explores the intersections of communication theory and fine art. The course evolves in three units: the relationship between images and ideas in art-making and art history; curatorial practice as communication and exhibitions as messages; and art institutions as dialogic spaces. We will explore the relationship between visual communication and art with attention to contemporary social issues.

The class will include several field trips to Philadelphia art institutions including the Institute for Contemporary Art and the Slought Foundation. For the final project, students will work in groups to re-envision the public art on Penn's campus as dialogic space by creating podcasts, guided walking tours, and/or performances.

Syllabus: 

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