4.354/4.355 Introduction to Video and Related Media

Instructor: Andy Graydon

TA: Zak deGiulio

Examines the technical and conceptual variables and strategies inherent in contemporary video art practice. Analyzes structural concepts of time, space, perspective, and sound within the art form. Building upon the historical legacy of film and other time-based image media, students render self-exploration, performance, social critique, and manipulation of raw experience into an aesthetic form. Emphasizes practical knowledge of lighting, video capturing and editing, and montage. Includes presentation and critique of student work, technical workshops, screenings, and readings with the objective of a final creative project. Additional work required of students taking the graduate version.

Students taking a production-based ACT class will be charged a $75 lab fee after the add date on a semester basis. The fee covers the cost of student production materials used as part of the class. SMACT graduate students are exempt from the lab fee.  

This is a variable unit class. 


  • Lab Fee: $ 75
  • Credit: 3-3-6 ug, 3-3-3 or 3-3-6 g
  • Schedule: TR 9:30am-12:30pm
    Location: e15-001