This course will develop students’ artistic knowledge of and skills by introducing them to current De’VIA media arts technologies and processes. Student learning will include the analysis, appreciation, and production of De’VIA media art and works by Deaf media artists, using a variety of traditional techniques (e.g., photography, film, photocopy art, video) and emergent technologies (e.g., computer, digital camera, scanner, multimedia, animation).
Note: With the emerging interplay between the Deaf experience and the current media arts, this presents an opportunity for students to explore and combine the Deaf experience, especially through the integration of De’VIA characteristics with current media arts.
Reference: For a list of links, please click on “Media Arts Resources”.
By the end of this course, students will:
• explain the elements and principles of De’VIA media arts as they apply to their own work and the work of others;
• explain the historical foundations of De’VIA media arts;
• demonstrate an understanding of ASL and Deaf culture conventions as they apply to the practice of De’VIA media arts production;
• use the De’VIA concepts of media art in their own work;
• demonstrate skills in integrating De’VIA characteristics and manipulating traditional art tools related to media art (e.g., contrast colours & textures with a camera or video camera);
• demonstrate skills in manipulating new and emergent digital technologies used in creating De’VIA media art (e.g., digital camera, scanner, digital recorder, computer);
• use the stages of the creative process to communicate their ideas individually and in groups (e.g., exploration, experimentation, production, evaluation);
• use concepts and procedures from other art forms in creating media artworks;
• use the stages of critical analysis to examine and discuss the aesthetic and compositional components of current and historical De’VIA media artworks;
• identify the impact of De’VIA media artworks and productions on themselves and their community.
By the end of this course, students will:
• identify and describe the use of elements and principles of media arts in selected works and productions by Deaf artists (e.g., Wayne Betts – Mosdeux, Tim Mallach – Mallach Photography, Jonathan Gunita);
• identify and describe elements and principles that is interplayed between the traditional art disciplines and traditional De’VIA characteristics as found in the media art field (e.g., Mosdeux, Remark! Orkid Sassouni and Con Mehlum);
• identify and describe the foundations of De’VIA media art by viewing/experiencing selected media artworks and/or productions;
• use elements and principles specific to De’VIA media art in their own work
• use a variety of processes to demonstrate a specific element or principle of media art (e.g., light, colour, texture to reflect De’VIA characteristics);
• transform an existing artwork by modifying an element or principle (e.g., point of view, movement) through a media art technique (e.g., “Deaf Identity Crayons: Then and Now” by Ann Silver, “TTY call” by Betty Miller);
• communicate a Deaf experience through a traditional art form related to media art, and the integrated use of digital techniques and materials;
• research existing De’VIA media artworks and productions to inspire new works (e.g., create a journal or Vlogs of existing works and productions);
• use similarities between the De’VIA arts to explore and experiment in the creation of De’VIA media artworks (e.g., “The Last Supper” by Ethan Sinnott);
• use the stages of critical analysis (e.g., initial reaction, identification, analysis, interpretation,
evaluation) to study their own media artworks or productions; explore particular works as they address different audiences;
• identify and explain, in ASL and in writing, how various examples of De’VIA media art have had an effect on their lives as a Deaf person;
• identify and interact with Deaf artists within their community or region;
• exhibit or perform effectively media artworks or productions in individual and group settings for a variety of audiences (e.g., peers, community, teacher).