Expanded Media Area



The Expanded Media area is characterized by a dedication to innovative forms of artistic expression and conceptual approaches to art, the pursuit of which lies beyond any one medium. The availability and growth of media technologies have resulted in a fundamental rethinking of the boundaries of disciplines. This is embraced as representing unique opportunities for students. The area provides a solid foundation for those who wish to integrate time-based ideas and technology into their art making process. Comprised of Performance Art, Installation Art, Digital Strategies and Intermedia, Expanded Media provides an environment for students who wish to experiment and create interdisciplinary multiple media works often associated with various technologies. Expanded Media emphasizes the idea and process of expanding techniques. It embraces collaborative and interdisciplinary approaches. Work is grounded in an exploration of new forms with an understanding that it provides the potential to open creative possibilities with all medias, which mirror and embody one's artistic vision.

In Expanded Media, students are expected to engage in critical dialogue about art, technology, the nature of creativity, the role of the artist in society and other aspects of art as a professional practice. Issues of process, context and problem solving are inherent in the curriculum. Students are encouraged to find indoor/outdoor sites suitable for their projects and to procure professional exhibition spaces in the local community. There are numerous outlets at the University that can provide an opportunities for students to present their works in the public and professional environment. In addition, the city of Lawrence has many centrally located venues for students to exhibit their work before a diverse audiences.


Expanded Media Courses
EXM 274 Expanded Media
Beginning course to introduce the fundamental concepts, strategies, and technologies that comprise the Expanded Media area of the Department of Visual Art: Installation, Performance, and Digital Image. Emphasis is placed on forming ideas and strategies, and creating artwork that considers the core connections within Expanded Media: time, space, the body, the viewer, and society at large. Computer-based technologies and time-based media that are inherent to Expanded Media practice support studio assignments. Coursework includes the investigation and discussion of historic precedents and the development of an appropriate critical dialogue with which to discuss their work. Prerequisite: ART 102, ART 103, and ART 104. LAB.
Fall 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LAB Velasco, Francisca
TuTh 11:30-02:20 PM CHAL 423 - LAWRENCE
TuTh 11:30-02:20 PM CHAL 417 - LAWRENCE
3 17662
EXM 300 Special Topics in Expanded Media: _____
Course to be offered in an area of special interest to individual faculty and qualified students. (This course is not regularly offered. The current Schedule of Classes should be consulted.) May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: ART 102, ART 103, and ART 104; or permission of instructor. LAB.
Fall 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LAB Zeh, Jason
TuTh 06:30-09:30 PM CHAL 423 - LAWRENCE
3 28939
EXM 301 The Digital Image I
Introduction to various still digital processes and skills that encourage the use of digital imagery within a variety of other media. Focus on content issues as they relate to development of artwork incorporating digital imagery. LAB.
Fall 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LAB Jordan, Luke
MW 11:30-02:20 PM CHAL 417 - LAWRENCE
MW 11:30-02:20 PM CHAL 423 - LAWRENCE
3 16008
EXM 302 Performance Art I
An introduction to the understanding and production of performance art. Students gain proficiency in conceptualization and production of performance time-based art in an Interdisciplinary art-making environment. Prerequisite: ART 102, ART 103, and ART 104. LAB.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2018 semester.

EXM 303 Intermedia I
An introduction to the use/handling and integration of diverse, new and traditional materials, techniques and processes. Problems will involve strategies for discovering and managing combinations of drawn, painted, digital and constructed forms. Studio sessions will include research, lecture, demos, and guest speakers. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. LAB.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2018 semester.

EXM 304 Digital Photography I
This course explores Digital Photography as a tool and resource with a wide range of expressive and creative interests. Digital processes such as image capturing, editing, and printing will be the main focus. Issues pertaining the circulation and distribution of digital imagery in contemporary culture will be addressed. DSLRs, Point and Shoot Cameras, and Camera Phones will be used. Prerequisite: ART 101, ART 103, or ART 104; and any introductory art studio, or permission of instructor. This course is offered at the 300 and 500 levels, with the 500 level serving as a continuation of study in the topic area. LAB.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2018 semester.

EXM 307 Installation Art I
An introduction to the understanding and production of installed art environments using a variety of media and approaches to art-making. Students gain proficiency in conceptualization and production of installation art in an interdisciplinary art-making environment. Prerequisite: ART 102, ART 103, and ART 104. LAB.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2018 semester.

EXM 314 Alternative Approaches in Photography I
An introduction to the understanding and production of art-making using alternative approaches in photography. Students gain proficiency in conceptualization and production of artwork using alternative approaches in photography in an interdisciplinary art-making environment. Prerequisite: ART 102, ART 103, and ART 104. LAB.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2018 semester.

EXM 326 Video and Time-Based Media I
An introduction to the understanding and production of video and time-based art. Students gain proficiency in conceptualization and production of video and time-based art in an interdisciplinary art-making environment. Prerequisite: EXM 274. LAB.
Fall 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LAB Rosenthal, Benjamin
MW 02:30-05:20 PM CHAL 423 - LAWRENCE
3 28701
EXM 500 Advanced Special Topics in Expanded Media: ______
Course to be offered in an area of special interest to individual faculty and qualified students. (This course is not regularly offered. The current Schedule of Classes should be consulted.) May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: ART 102, ART 103, and ART 104; or permission of instructor. LAB.
Fall 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LAB Zeh, Jason
TuTh 06:30-09:30 PM CHAL 423 - LAWRENCE
3 28940
EXM 501 The Digital Image II
Continuation of EXM 301, The Digital Image I. May be repeated for credit. LAB.
Fall 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LAB Jordan, Luke
MW 11:30-02:20 PM CHAL 417 - LAWRENCE
MW 11:30-02:20 PM CHAL 423 - LAWRENCE
3 16009
EXM 503 Intermedia II
Continuation of EXM 303, Intermedia I. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. LAB.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2018 semester.

EXM 504 Digital Photography II
This course will explore Digital Photography as a tool and resource with a wide range of expressive and creative interests. Students will explore how digital photographs are 'captured', edited, printed, and distributed in contemporary culture. DSLRs, Point and Shoot Cameras, and Camera Phones will be used. Advanced techniques in Picture Editing, File Management, Printing, Digital Delivery, and Studio Photography of Artwork will be explored. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: EXM 304. LAB.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2018 semester.

EXM 514 Alternative Approaches in Photography II
Continuation of EXM 314. Prerequisite: EXM 314. LAB.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2018 semester.

EXM 526 Video and Time-Based Media II
Continuation of EXM 326. Prerequisite: EXM 326. LAB.
Fall 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LAB Rosenthal, Benjamin
MW 02:30-05:20 PM CHAL 423 - LAWRENCE
3 21190
EXM 535 Intermediate Expanded Media
Continuation of Expanded Media studio research. Prerequisite: Two (200-and/or 300-level) Expanded Media courses. LAB.
Fall 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LAB Jordan, Luke
MW 11:30-02:20 PM CHAL 417 - LAWRENCE
MW 11:30-02:20 PM CHAL 423 - LAWRENCE
3 16010
EXM 536 Intermediate Expanded Media, Honors
Continuation of Expanded Media studio research. Prerequisite: Two (200- and/or 300-level) Expanded Media courses; membership in the University Honors Program or 3.25 minimum cumulative grade point average with permission of the department. LAB.
Fall 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LAB Jordan, Luke
MW 11:30-02:20 PM CHAL 417 - LAWRENCE
MW 11:30-02:20 PM CHAL 423 - LAWRENCE
3 16011
EXM 537 Advanced Expanded Media
Continuation of EXM 535. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: EXM 535 or EXM 536. LAB.
Fall 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LAB Jordan, Luke
MW 11:30-02:20 PM CHAL 417 - LAWRENCE
MW 11:30-02:20 PM CHAL 423 - LAWRENCE
3 16012
EXM 538 Advanced Expanded Media, Honors
Continuation of EXM 536. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: EXM 535 or EXM 536; membership in the University Honors Program or 3.25 minimum cumulative grade point average with permission of the department. LAB.
Fall 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LAB Jordan, Luke
MW 11:30-02:20 PM CHAL 417 - LAWRENCE
MW 11:30-02:20 PM CHAL 423 - LAWRENCE
3 16014
EXM 541 Graduate Performance Art
Students will gain proficiency in conceptualization and production of performance time-based art in an interdisciplinary art-making environment. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. LAB.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2018 semester.

EXM 542 Graduate Installation Art
Advanced problems toward the creation of environments using a variety of media including traditional and non-traditional approaches to art-making. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. LAB.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2018 semester.

EXM 543 Graduate: The Digital Image
Advanced work focusing on content issues as they relate to development of artwork incorporating digital imagery. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. LAB.
Fall 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LAB Jordan, Luke
MW 11:30-02:20 PM CHAL 417 - LAWRENCE
MW 11:30-02:20 PM CHAL 423 - LAWRENCE
3 16015
EXM 545 Graduate Intermedia
Advanced work in the use/handling and integration of diverse, new and traditional materials, techniques and processes. Advanced problems will involve strategies for discovering and managing combinations of drawn, painted, digital, and constructed forms. Studio sessions will include research, lecture, demos, and quest speakers. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. LAB.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2018 semester.

EXM 546 Graduate Expanded Media V
Continuation of Expanded Media studio research. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. LAB.
Fall 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LAB Jordan, Luke
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 16224
LAB Rosenthal, Benjamin
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 18848
EXM 573 Performance Art II
Continuation of EXM 302. Prerequisite: EXM 302. LAB.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2018 semester.

EXM 574 Performance Art II, Honors
Continuation of EXM 302. Prerequisite: EXM 302; and membership in the University Honors Program or 3.25 minimum cumulative grade point average with permission of the department. LAB.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2018 semester.

EXM 577 Installation Art II
Continuation of EXM 307. Prerequisite: EXM 307. LAB.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2018 semester.

EXM 578 Installation Art II, Honors
Continuation of EXM 307. Prerequisite: EXM 307; and membership in the University Honors Program or 3.25 minimum cumulative grade point average with permission of the department. LAB.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2018 semester.

EXM 599 Individual Studies in Expanded Media
Individual studio activity; capstone experience. Course content to be determined by the student under supervision of a faculty member. May be repeated for credit in subsequent semesters; a maximum of nine hours may apply toward the bachelor's degree. Prerequisite: ART 102, ART 103, and ART 104; and twelve hours of Expanded Media courses, of permission of instructor. IND.
Fall 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
IND Jordan, Luke
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 18656
IND Rosenthal, Benjamin
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 18849
IND Velasco, Francisca
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 17663
EXM 846 Graduate Expanded Media VI
Continuation of Expanded Media studio research. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. LAB.
Fall 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LAB Rosenthal, Benjamin
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 18850
LAB Velasco, Francisca
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 15260
EXM 946 Graduate Expanded Media VII
Continuation of Expanded Media studio research. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. LAB.
Fall 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LAB Rosenthal, Benjamin
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 18851
LAB Velasco, Francisca
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 15261

EXPANDED MEDIA FACULTY
Associate Professor
785-864-4110
Chalmers Hall, Room 508
Maria Velasco
Associate Professor
Chalmers Hall, Room 515


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