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BEng Introduction to the Visual Arts

Catalog id : 4.301
 Course Level
Bachelors / UG
 Type
Online

 Duration
0 Months
 Start month
September

 Tuition fee

International
24070 USD
National
24070 USD

Application fee

International 75 USD
National 75 USD
Department
Architecture
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)7
TOEFL-IBT (min)90
TOEFL-PBT (min)577

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About this course

This class will introduce students to a variety of contemporary art practices and ideas. The class will begin with a brief overview of 'visual language' by looking at a variety of artworks and discussing basic concepts revolving around artistic practice. The rest of the class will focus on notions of the real/unreal as explored with various mediums and practices. The class will work in video, sculpture and in public space.

Projects evolve through stages of conceptual and material development to final presentation and critical discussion. Lectures, visiting artist presentations and readings supplement studio practice, providing an index to the historical and cultural forces that affect both the development of an artistic practice and the reception of the work of art.

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Eligibility Criteria

Graduate Record Examination

Most MIT departments require the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test and an appropriate Subject Test. page 4 of this booklet for information on the department to which you intend to apply. The fee for the GRE ranges approximately from $160 to $190 US. The General Test is offered only on the computer in the US and in most locations around the world. The computer-based GRE General Test is available year round, and appointments are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis. Register early to maximize your chances of scheduling your preferred test date and time.

International English Language Testing System

IELTS exam measures ability to communicate in English across all four language skills – listening, reading, writing, and speaking – for people who intend to study or work where English is the language of communication.

Test of English as a Foreign Language                

 Students whose native language is not English may take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). A minimum score of 577 (233 for computer-based; 90 for internet-based) is required for visa certification. Many departments have higher score requirements.

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Course Modules

Ses #
Topics
1
Handout: Assignment descriptions, what's expected, grades, attendance

Class Description: 3 assignments with one theme through them all

Body Extension examples

Attendance

Lecture: Art
2
Give Body Extension assignment: Build a puppet

Slideshow: Various puppets

Woodshop demo that day
3
Mold-making demo

Sewing demo

Valentine candy and juice
4
Presentations: Drawing or presentation of type of puppet
5-7
Workday
8-9
Body Extension critique
10
Video assignment

Discuss reading

Technical lecture
11
Visiting artist: Jason Scheidel
12-13
Workday
14-15
Video critique
16
Lecture

Assignment

Blackboard
17
Reading discussion

Field trip/video (Out in world with puppet exercise)
18
Individual presentations

Group brainstorm
19-23
Workday
24-25
Show
26-27
Individual critique

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How to Apply

Application form including $75.00 application fee to be paid by credit card.
GRE scores   Have your official scores sent from ETS directly to MIT. The institution code is 3514 and our department code is 2703. The exam MUST be taken before December 15, 2015, in order for your application to be reviewed.

For non-native English speakers, either the IELTS (preferred) or TOEFL score is required. Have your official scores sent from either IELTS or ETS directly to MIT. The exam MUST be taken before December 15, 2015, and you must meet the minimum score requirement, in order for your application to be reviewed.

Three letters of recommendation Enter the evaluators’ contact information in this section.  is in your best interest to send the emails out as soon as possible; do not wait to submit the application before sending the emails.  You can later return to this page to see which letters have been submitted.

 

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