Black Dogs, Storm Clouds and Shadows: Creative Responses to Issues of Mental Health

Parsons School of Design: Art, Media & Technology

Non-Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students (with Restrictions)

Storm Clouds and Shadows

Spring 2021

Taught By: Catrin Morgan

Section: A

CRN: 8453

Credits: 3

In this Critical Studio, students will examine the potential for illustration, animation, games and design to tell stories about mental health. What are the difficulties of communication that we are uniquely able to solve? How do we go about telling our own mental health stories? How do we help to insure that marginalized voices are heard? What are the political issues that impact the discussion of mental health? The elective will have a theoretical and research based element in which we will consider the tropes and clichés surrounding visual discussions of mental health. We will examine the unique opportunities offered to visual practitioners to discuss mental health in a nuanced and valuable way. Students will identify a design or communication need relating to issues of mental health and create a body of work that seeks to address this need. 

Open to: All University undergraduate students, juniors and seniors only.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Art, Media & Technology (PSAM)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: N/A
Online Withdrawal Deadline: N/A

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

*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: 11:19pm 7/11/2020 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday

Times: 12:10pm - 2:50pm

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

Date Range: 1/25/2021 - 5/10/2021