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Creating a Magazine: A Multimedia Approach

Semester and Year SP 2014
Course Number ARTS-UG1653
Section 001
Instructor Lise Friedman
Days Mon
Time 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Units 4.0
Level U
Foundation Requirement


Please note this course also meets one day a week (Wed 11:00-12:15) with WRTNG-UG 1250 as a collaborative lab in which students conceive, develop, and produce print and new media publications.


This pair of collaborative courses will enact Gallatin’s multidisciplinary, self-directed approach to learning, as students explore the potential of magazines as catalysts, cultural barometers, alternative communities, and forums for debate and new ideas. Through the discussion of critical texts about the history of publication, the analysis of various historical and contemporary magazines, and the development of new publications, students learn to communicate ideas through design, editorial, and medium-specific approaches; analyze and question the features of the codex, the page, and the screen; and play with how these features affect how we read and perceive art. In the advanced writing course, students concentrate on writing and editing for multiple platforms. In the arts workshop, students focus on print media and design. In addition, students in both classes have the opportunity to commission and edit both written text and art works from one another. Each class meets two times a week: once with its designated professor, and once as a collaborative lab with both classes and both professors. The lab is devoted to the conception, development, and production of publications that include a 32-page print prototype and new media elements. Lab days also enable students to meet with guest speakers from the worlds of publishing and design; and go on field trips to the offices of contemporary experimental magazines and relevant institutions and archives.



Course Type

Arts Workshops (ARTS-UG)

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