2018-2019 Catalog

MAC 255 Media, Bodies, and Space

This course examines the history, theory, and practice of integrating time-based media into three-dimensional space. This is a theory/practice course: students will study the history of video and audio installation and attendant theories around interactivity, virtuality, and site specificity, while experimenting with different methods of troubling the passive relationship of viewer to screen in traditional cinema. Through hands-on exercises, students will develop sensitivity to three-dimensional space, explore the relationship of the human body to aural and visual environments, and create a series of linear and non-linear narratives that take into account viewers in motion. The class will culminate in the production of a media object, and/or installation, that demonstrates a careful consideration of form and content in relation to space.


4 units


MAC 140

Core Requirements Met

  • Fine Arts