The Visual and Digital Media Culture class is a critical exploration of communication in visual culture and digital media. Given that we are exposed to this type of media on a daily basis, students are taught to analyze this messaging. They do this by applying critical theories to practical projects.
The objective of the self-portrait exhibition project was to explore how meanings are conveyed through images, and how emotions are then drawn from these images. With cultural-critical approaches to communication in mind, students analyzed advertisements, visual productions and social and gender norms and combined their learnings to create their projects.