College of Arts & Sciences

The Photographic Image in the Age of Electronic Media

FIRST SUMMER INTERSESSION
ART 512 Section 80 
3-6 credits  Undergraduate
ART 609 Section 80 
3-6 credits  Graduate 
May 14-18, 21-25
Monday through Friday
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Tom Lopez,   305-284-2369
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

Syllabus

Enroll in this two-week intensive digital photography class exploring gray scale and color digital imaging with an emphasis on craftsmanship and effective visual communication. Focus on creative problem solving within the visual art field. Develop the ability to apply innovative thinking and contemporary techniques in executing meaningful and effective images. Learn Photoshop CS5 and Adobe Lightroom.
 

Silkscreen I

FIRST SUMMER INTERSESSION
ART 253 Section 80 
3 credits Undergraduate
May 14-18, 21-25
Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Lani Shapton, 305-284-2542, l.shapton@miami.edu

Syllabus

Learn the basic techniques and history of silkscreen printmaking. Use paper stencils, reductive stencils, photo-emulsion, and CMYK 4-color separation techniques. Develop an original body of work while also increasing conceptual and technical problem-solving skills, work ethic, and craft.

 

Modeling in Clay

FIRST SUMMER INTERSESSION
ART 260 Section 80 
3 credits Undergraduate
May 14-18, 21-25
Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Ivan Albreht, ialbreht@miami.edu

Syllabus

Develop modeling skills with clay with this intensive two week course. Focus on the process of making, rather than the final product. Work with the plastic, raw, clay material to nurture your creativity from a different standpoint.

Philosophy of Film

FIRST SUMMER INTERSESSION
PHI 353 Section 80
3 credits Undergraduate 
May 14-17, 21-24
Monday through Thursday, 5 to 10:30 p.m.
Otavio Bueno, 305-284-9218, otaviobueno@mac.com

Syllabus

Films raise a number of philosophical issues, ranging from specifying their nature to making sense of their allure. Enroll in this two week course and scrutinize whether film is an art form, discuss what is cinema, analyze the moving image (the shot, cinematic sequencing and narration, as well as the production of affect and emotions), and find out how to evaluate films. Understand the power of films; discussing the interaction of vision and the screen, examine the metaphysics of the moving image, and explore the connections between dreams and film. Apply what you learn to examine the interactions between films and literary imagination. 

 

Ethics

FIRST SUMMER INTERSESSION
PHI 330 Section 80 3 credits Undergraduate
May 14-18, 21-25, Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Magdalena Balcerak Jackson • mxb1348@miami.edu

Syllabus


Ethics asks fundamental questions such as: How ought we to live? How do we do the right thing? What are our moral duties? And how can we be a virtuous person? Understand the most important ethical frameworks. Apply eithcal principles to real-life cases and problems. Productively discuss contemporary ethical issues. Write a successful argumentative paper.