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ATLS 3519: Video Installation Art

Course Description

We will learn important skills in video capture, conceptual video art, installation art, projection mapping, slow motion video and cover other topics within the creative use of video. Our main focus will be on creating compelling video work for the context of three-dimensional spaces.

We will learn how to use the video camera as a creative tool, how to use the computer as an effective tool in video production, how to use video in three-dimensional space, and how to create interactive video installations that enliven and encourage viewer participation. We will study the history of video art and examine various forms including art installations, performance for video, viral video and interactive video. We will cover historical milestones as well as contemporary producers of video installation art that are most relevant to this course.

Course Objectives

Students who successfully complete this course will:

Critical Thinking & Theory / History:
  • Further develop critical image evaluation skills pertaining to motion-based art work
  • Learn key developments and practitioners working in video installation art
  • Gain an understanding of various conceptual themes within video art
  • Gain an understanding of how video is used in various spatial environments
  • Learn to use video production tools in creative and experimental ways
  • Learn to use video projection methods for presentation in artistic contexts
  • Learn to use various digital techniques for projection mapping, slow motion video, and installation art, in general
  • Learn to use dslr and other video cameras
  • Learn to use video editing and other digital video production software
  • Learn to use various electronic presentation devices such as projection hardware

Credit Hours

  • 3 hours


  • None