Visual Media: Grammar, Syntax, Semantics

Schools of Public Engagement: Media Studies

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Graduate Course

Degree Students

Visual Media

Summer 2020

Taught By: Shari Goodweather Kessler

Section: A

CRN: 1656

Credits: 3

This intensive course will introduce and immerse students in the language of photography and film, focussing on understanding how to read visual texts and how to see beyond what literally shown to understand the layers of detail meaning and intent. Through reading and research of classical and new works in film and photography- from Meliere's 1902 film, Trip To the Moon, to Erroll Morris’ contemporary book on photography, Believing Is Seeing, we will investigate how pictures work - how sequences of images create stories and still pictures alone give meaning and measure to ideas; how cinematic edits and montage create a dramatic cathartic film experience with the simple tools of light and lens.

Media Studies courses are open to all graduate students. Undergraduate Juniors and Seniors with permission from the instructor and BA/MA Media studies students should email mediastudiesadvising@newschool.edu for access.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Media Studies (NMDS)

Campus: Online (DL)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 15

Add/Drop Deadline: June 7, 2020 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: July 26, 2020 (Sunday)

Seats Available: No

Status: Closed*

*Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 4:55am 6/4/2020 EDT

Meeting Info:

Building: Online Course

Date Range: 6/1/2020 - 8/2/2020