Film & Media Studies 318 - Sound Art

Sound Art

Brian House

M/W | 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Amherst College

This course explores sound as a medium of art-making with a rich history and radical potential within contemporary culture. Techniques covered will include non-musical scores, field recording, basic computer-based audio manipulation, and building lo-fi electronics for experimental sound synthesis. Accompanying readings draw from acoustic ecology, critical sound studies, afro-futurism, and media theory to contextualize collective exploration. Students will be expected to create studio-based art for critique. No musical experience is required.

Spring 2024. Professor House.

How to handle overenrollment: Priority will be given first to ARHA majors then evenly distributed between all classes

Students who enroll in this course will likely encounter and be expected to engage in the following intellectual skills, modes of learning, and assessment: Audio-based studio art projects, in-class critiques including aural and visual analysis, audio recording and editing, audio synthesis and visual programming, basic electronics, oral presentations

Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.