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OSPFLOR 32: Critical Strategies in Contemporary Photographic Practice: Florence Through a Lens

Technical knowledge and the evolved analytical and conceptual skills required to begin producing complex, reflexive, innovative and challenging photographic work. Workings of the camera, classical rules of aesthetic creation and the nature of light. History of the medium and its relationship to society as a whole. Ethical issues at the heart of photographic practice; examination of the scientific and philosophical foundations of photography itself.
Terms: Spr | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: WAY-CE

OSPFLOR 41: The Florentine Sketchbook: A Visual Arts Practicum

The ever-changing and multifaceted scene of contemporary art through visual and sensorial stimulation. How art is thought of and produced in Italy today. Hands-on experience. Sketching and exercises on-site at museums and exhibits, plus workshops on techniques. Limited enrollment.
Terms: Aut | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: WAY-CE
Instructors: Rossi, F. (PI)

OSPFLOR 69: Abstract Art: Creativity, Self-Expression and Depicting the Unimaginable

Overview of the birth and evolution of abstract art with visual background necessary to produce works of art free of a realistic representation. Movements and trends in abstract art; experimentation with different media and techniques. Enrollment limited.
Terms: Win | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: WAY-CE
Instructors: Rossi, F. (PI)

OSPFLOR 71: A Studio with a View: Drawing, Painting and Informing your Aesthetic in Florence

Recent trends in art, current Italian artistic production, differences and the dialogue among visual arts. Events, schools, and movements of the 20th century. Theoretical background and practical training in various media. Work at the Stanford Center and on site at museums, exhibits, and out in the city armed with a sketchbook and camera. Emphasis is on drawing as the key to the visual arts. Workshops to master the techniques introduced. Limited enrollment.
Terms: Spr | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: WAY-CE
Instructors: Rossi, F. (PI)

OSPGEN 11: Multicultural Australia

Creative expressions of Australia's many ethnic groups, with an emphasis on the ways in which those very arts have been part of ethnic and racial formations within Australian history. Topics include: indigenous traditions; the colonial engagements that started with the voyage of Captain James Cook (1770) and the penal colony led by Captain Arthur Phillip (1788); the sometimes rival pull of Asia and the west; and Australia's place amid the global flows of the early 21st century. Throughout these histories the role of migrants and refugees, of welcoming and hostile hosts, will be considered in relation to the creative arts. Location: Sydney, Australia
Terms: Sum | Units: 2 | UG Reqs: WAY-CE

OSPGEN 77: The Other France: Troubadours and the Politics of Cultural Heritage

The study of troubadours and medieval cultural heritage in southern France and northern Spain. Readings include troubadour poetry, histories of medieval France (Catharism and the Albigensian Crusade) and articles on modern interpretations of medieval culture. Meetings in Narbonne, France, with visit to sites associated with the troubadours in southern France and Catalonia, Spain. (This course must be taken for a minimum of 3 units to satisfy a Ways requirement.)
Terms: Sum | Units: 2 | UG Reqs: WAY-CE
Instructors: Galvez, M. (PI)

OSPHONGK 26: East Asian Film Genres in a Globalizing World

Connections between different cinemas within East Asia and between East Asia and the rest of the world explored from a genre perspective. Hong Kong and Korean gangster movies, Chinese swordplay and Japanese samurai films, and horror films from Japan and Thailand as examples of the transnational circulation of genres, involving processes of both localization and globalization. Focus on three interrelated genres: the martial arts film, the Eastern Western and the film noir/crime film. Explore Hollywood-centered genre theory, trace complex webs of creative influences, and appreciate the sameness and difference that characterizes both genre films and our globalizing world. Make a short "genre film" for screening at the end of the term
Terms: Aut | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: WAY-A-II, WAY-CE

OSPHONGK 41: Introduction to Creative and New Media

Introduction to the creative aspects of the mass media, media art, new media and popular culture. Enhance students' creative, aesthetic as well as intellectual ability to evaluate different media art forms and expression. Topics include art theory, aesthetics, theories on creativity, technical and commercial aspects of various forms of production and popular culture.
Terms: Aut | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: WAY-CE

OSPKYOTO 39: Capturing Concepts: A Photographic Exploration of the Origins of Kanji

Under guidance of official photographer for KYOTOGRAPHIE International Photography Festival, photograph scenes from everyday life in Kyoto to portray contemporary versions of the ancient forms and original meanings of ten different kanji. Develop observational, interpretive and creative abilities as well as improve technical skills (including picture composition and image editing). Enrollment limited.
Terms: Aut | Units: 2 | UG Reqs: WAY-CE

OSPKYOTO 44: The Zen of Japanese Design: Wa Concepts and their Creative Application

Links between successful Japanese design innovations and Japan¿s traditional `Wa¿ (lit. ¿harmony¿) principles that underpin them. Wa as a codified conceptual framework; how Japanese creatives continue to directly apply Wa principles to enhance their designs. Through a combination of classroom study and hand-on creative assignments as well as field trips throughout Kyoto, explore the relationship between Zen and Wa thinking and how it is applied in Japanese design. Students will gain significant experience developing their own original designs for products, business models or services, utilizing Wa principles
Terms: Spr | Units: 3 | UG Reqs: WAY-A-II, WAY-CE
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