VCM5618 Black Visual Culture

Course Overview

Educational Level: Graduate, Master
Credit Hours: 3 Credits
Instructor: Dr. Karen Nava

Course Description:

This is a Black Visual Culture capstone seminar focusing on advanced visual studies theories, as well as individual senior projects undertaken Visual projects options include, Photography showing perspectives in social contrasts, Video -Public Service Advertising (30-60 seconds), Video – Political Music Video or Animation (2-3 minutes) or a short documentary film on an approved socially relevant topic (5 – 10 minutes).

How This Course Benefits Students:

Students will consider examine culture and politics through pre-colonial and colonial black art, archival photography, and black cinema, and the cultural politics that render production, reception and circulation particular for black subjects.

Why This Course Is Important:

This captone course in Black Visual Culture focuses on images in advertising, in television and in film for a specific focus on the black experience.