BSAD Foundations in the Visual Arts

Work by Jessica Rosenkrantz.

The human genome, as spelled out on a tiled floor. Installation by Jessica Rosenkrantz. (Image courtesy of MIT OpenCourseWare.)


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Fall 2003



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Course Highlights

Exemplary student work from the first project, Made Public, and the final project, Body Extension, is on display in the projects section. The assignments describing the requirements for this work are available in the assignments section.

Course Description

This class offers a foundation in the visual art practice and its critical analysis for beginning architecture students. Emphasis is on long-range artistic development and its analogies to architectural thinking and practice. Students will learn to communicate ideas and experiences through various two-dimensional, and three-dimensional, and time-based media, including installations, performance and video. Lectures, visiting artist presentations, field trips, and readings supplement studio practice.

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Sanjit Sethi, and Wendy Jacob. 4.302 BSAD Foundations in the Visual Arts. Fall 2003. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

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