HUMN 308: Studies in Illustration Genres

This course is concerned with questions posed by pictorial practices in relation to contemporary social and cultural discourses. Students examine ideological, institutional and cultural investments that are reflected, explicitly and implicitly, in both mass-media illustration and representational work within contemporary art. Lectures, selected readings and assignments will highlight critical, political, and theoretical positions pertinent to representational art and the larger issues it generates. Woven throughout the course is an examination of artists' responsibility irrespective of the means of publication, exhibition and/or distribution of their images. Students will develop a discourse that helps to frame their own practice, producing various iterations in written form, from thorough cultural contextualization to concise statements of intent. pics

Priority is given to ILUS students in Years 3 and 4. Students outside of the registration priority group may register/waitlist for this course as of the registration rule release date.


Completion of 60 credits

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