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ARTDES 405 .1


Credit Hours: 3
Course Fee: 150
Instructor(s): McKenna, Erin
Schedule: TueThu 11:00a-1:15p
Modality: In-person


Fall 2021

The main way that humans meta­mor­pho­size is via cloth­ing. We limit our capac­ity to change if we only imag­ine our­selves in stan­dard gar­ments: Pants. Skirt. Dress. Shirt. The strat­egy of this course is to divert stu­dents from think­ing about stan­dard cloth­ing by chal­leng­ing them, instead, to focus on the job or action that the adorned body will be doing. Cos­tum­ing or cloth­ing a body for a par­tic­u­lar, and pos­si­bly unusual, action frees stu­dents up to be less fash­ion­able and more inven­tive. In this course, stu­dents cre­ate inno­v­a­tive new pos­si­bil­i­ties for human meta­mor­pho­sis via wear­ables. The first half of this course pro­vides a series of instruc­tor-ini­ti­ated prompts. In the sec­ond half, stu­dents prompt them­selves. All course assign­ments con­tain enough flex­i­bil­ity for stu­dents to intro­duce and explore their per­sonal inter­ests. FRE­QUENCY OF OFFER­ING: This course is typ­i­cally offered in the fall term of odd-num­bered years, though sched­ul­ing may vary accord­ing to future term circumstances.
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