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 13-17, 20-24
Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Tom Lopez,   305-284-2369
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

Sample 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 13-17, 20-24
Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Lani Shapton, 305-284-2542, l.shapton@miami.edu

Sample 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 and 3D Printing in Clay

FIRST SUMMER INTERSESSION
ART 260 Section 80 
3 credits Undergraduate
May 13-17, 20-24
Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Ivan Albreht, ialbreht@miami.edu

Sample Syllabus

Develop modeling skills with clay with this intensive two week course. Focus on both physical and digital process of making rather than the final product. Work with the plastic, raw, clay material to nurture your creativity in two different ways by developing tactile skills, and gaining basic understanding of 3D printing with clay as an innovative approach to one of the oldest art media.

Philosophy of Film

FIRST SUMMER INTERSESSION
PHI 353 Section 80
3 credits Undergraduate 
May 13-16, 21-23
Monday through Thursday, Tuesday through Thursday, 5 to 10:30 p.m.
Otavio Bueno, 305-284-9218, otaviobueno@mac.com

Sample 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. 

 

The Vampire in Folklore, Fiction, and Film


FIRST SUMMER INTERSESSION
CLA 325 Section 80 
3 credits Undergraduate
John Kirby, corax@miami.edu
May 13-17, 20-24
Monday through Friday, 1 to 5 p.m.

Sample Syllabus

Examine vampire lore in this unique class, from early traditional sources to current visual media such as "Twilight" and "True Blood"; gain a deeper understanding of one of the most fascinating aspects of contemporary popular culture; confront major questions, such as “What does it mean to be human?”; learn to watch movies critically, and to develop an aesthetics of screen media, and gain a nuanced sense of cultures outside our own, and of the principal values that are shared across cultures.