Fundamentals of 4D Forms - Time Based Media II

The American College of Greece

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Fundamentals of 4D Forms - Time Based Media II

  • Host University

    The American College of Greece

  • Location

    Athens, Greece

  • Area of Study

    Studio Art, Visual Arts

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    AR 1009 Fundamentals of 4D Forms – Time Based Media I

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • US Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Examination of art that uses time as an artistic medium. Time-based practices including happenings, chance and process-based work, installations and interdisciplinary collaboration. Development of 4- dimensional art projects. New art practices within social contexts are explored.

    Contemporary life offers many instances that emphasize process over product. Similarly, experiences that are shaped in space and address the ways in which viewers interact and co-create environments can be found in all fields. An interdisciplinary, participatory approach to art practice gives students the tools to both analyze complex, fluid, and interactive experiences, and to create or collaborate within them.

    As a result of taking this course, the students should be able to:
    1. Apply techniques to incorporate chance and
    2. Utilize techniques for creating installations.
    3. Experiment with methodologies for creating collaborative projects across disciplines.
    4. Identify the work of noted artists who have developed new art forms in 4-dimesional space.
    5. Formulate a language for the critical examination of time-based art.

    In congruence with the teaching and learning strategy of the College, the following tools are used:
    - Classes consist of lectures, demonstrations, and problem solving sessions, class critiques and discussions.
    - Studios: students are encouraged to use studio facilities for the completion and installation of their works.
    - Media labs: students use media labs for the completion of projects and portfolios
    - Gallery and Museum visits
    - Office hours: students are encouraged to make full use of the office hours of their instructor, where they can ask questions and go over lecture and reading material.
    - Blackboard site, where instructors post lecture notes, assignment instructions, timely announcements, as well as additional resources.


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