As we move through the semester, we will study several ways that amateur and professional creators have explored issues of media and identity. After we study examples of each technique, seeking to understand how and why its creators made meaning in the way that they did, you will experiment with using this technique for yourself.
At the beginning of the semester, you’ll designate a theme for your work within the framework of the course, which should relate as much as possible to your capstone plans so that you can use your class projects to explore multiple approaches and test out ideas.
These exercises are designed to give you a low-stakes opportunity to play around with techniques you may decide to pursue in your capstone project. For your final project in this class, you may choose to develop one or more of your creative explorations more fully.