4.301 | Introduction to Artistic Experimentation

Instructor: Matthew Mazzotta

TA: TBD

Open to undergraduates only.

This course introduces artistic practice and critical visual thinking through three studio-based projects using different scales and media—for instance, “Body Extension,” “Shaping Time,” “Public Making,” and/or “Networked Cultures.” Each project concludes with a final presentation and critique. Students explore sculptural, architectural, performative artistic methods; video and sound art; site interventions and strategies for artistic engagement in the public realm. Lectures, screenings, guest presentations, field trips, readings, and debates supplement studio practice. The course also introduces students to the historic, cultural, and environmental forces that affect both the development of an artistic vision and the reception of a work of art.

Open to undergraduates only. Students from all backgrounds are encouraged to enroll. For more information:

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.  

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  • Lab Fee: 75
  • Credit: hass-a
  • Schedule: TW 2-5
    Location: e15-207