VAST 310 F031M: Visual Arts: Special Topics

This course presents content that address a specific subject area or theme within Visual Arts practices. Assigned projects specific to the area of study, presentations, demonstrations, and critiques are an integral part of the course. Emphasis is placed on the critical examination of the students' work, technical development and the students' exploration of contemporary ideas The focus of the course is determined by the instructor.

Each section of this course runs with a different topic. See here.

This course is subject to priority rules; see here.

Course content: 

Topic: Making Art with Trees

This interdisciplinary hybrid course explores art, media and sound practices through collaborations with trees. Students are invited to slow down, spread out, and expand their senses and perception, with the aim to develop a greater connection to trees in their vicinity. Students are introduced to a variety of interspecies co-creative methods with trees including observing and listening, writing, drawing, photography, video, and sound art. Classes consist of field workshops in park locations around the city, combined with online seminars, reflections and discussions. Students will engage in a series of experimental assignments that may inform one self-directed project.


24 credits from 200 level studio courses

Course outline
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Additional comments: 
HYBRID course. CC-M with NMSA 305 F031M. See Website for Topic details.
Instructor information: 
Meeting Information: 
Date / Time Days Room Building
Sep 7-Dec 18
Sep 7-Dec 18