Visual Thinking

Subject Name: 
Theater and Dance
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Amherst College

An introduction to methods of visual research and visual creativity for textual, narrative, and performance interpretation. The course is conducted in a format combining discussions, creative play, student presentations, and collaborative critique. Class discussions and readings include the theoretical basis of a range of historical theatrical conventions, from Aristotle through Robert Wilson. Class exercises in perception and analysis build skills culminating in the realization of three-dimensional and story-boarding projects. In addition to two two-hour class meetings per week, students participate in the equivalent of a two-hour per week laboratory experience coordinated with the department’s production season.

Limited to 12 students per section. Fall semester. Professor Dougan.

Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
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Visual Thinking
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0 Suzanne Dougan T 01:30PM-04:30PM WEBS 8