Introduction to Time-Based Media

Course Description:

“Time and memory are true artists; they remould reality nearer to the heart's desire.”
John Dewey

This course takes an arts-based approach toward the theory and practice of time-based media with particular emphasis placed on the moving image. As a class, we will engage interdisciplinary and intermedia approaches of making that consider the passage of and manipulation of time as the essential element in shaping an aesthetic experience. Sound art, performance, and 2D animation will also be discussed as we explore the relationship of image to time, image to sound, and image to body. Alongside individual production we will examine the impact of time-based art on society through course readings, class screenings, and critical discussion. Formal critiques of work will be required for each project.

Student Work:


Erin Stewartson
How Does It Feel, 2017


Joshua Davis
Tick, 2016