Manga or Japanese comic book and Anime images have become integrated into the global contemporary art context. While investigating the social codes that can be found in the various genres of manga and trends within the cultural specificities of Japan from 1945 to today, this course explores the influences of Manga/Anime on fine art and contemporary art making. This is a research based studio art class and requirements include weekly readings on the history of Japanese subcultures of the Post World War II era, their socio‐political context, and Japanese contemporary art theory, such as Takashi Murakami’s Super Flat Manifesto. Various studio assignments also focus on composition, serial images, movement and narrative, collage and assemblage, and use of text. This is not a manga making technique class.
Delivery Method: Fully in-person
Prerequisites: Please contact/e-mail faculty (email@example.com) to discuss the student's proposal for this course and to receive permission.
Course Level: 4000-level
F 2:10PM - 5:50PM (Full-term)
Maximum Enrollment: 4
Course Frequency: Every 2-3 years
Categories: All courses , Fully In-Person , Visual Arts (VA)