2017-2018 Catalog

MAC 143 Introduction to Visual and Critical Studies

This course introduces students to key concepts and methodologies for the critical analysis and interpretation of a broad range of media forms across the visual field - including film, television, social media, photography, games, advertising, etc. - and the cultural, historical, and ideological forces that govern them. Drawing from select case studies in media and visual culture, the course emphasizes critical reading, discussion, and writing, with forays into digital scholarship. Should be completed by the end of the sophomore year for Media Arts and Culture majors.


4 units


Not open to Seniors

Core Requirements Met

  • Fine Arts