Scenario You are a member of a committee at your child’s school. The committee h

Scenario
You are a member of a committee at your
child’s school. The committee has been assigned the task to design a flyer for
the students to take home to their parents. The purpose of the flyer is to
notify parents about the upcoming Field Day for all students. They have
specified that it can only be one page in length, and they have encouraged
creativity to catch the eyes of the parents.
Several parents wish to participate, so
the leader of the committee creates a fun flyer competition. She asks that each
person creates his/her own flyer and create a screen share to persuade the
committee to choose your flyer. The screen share should visually show the flyer
and include a verbal explanation regarding why your flyer will best attract the
eyes of the parents.
Since you are extremely creative, you
know that in order to capture the parents’ attention and win this competition,
you will need to use color, lines, balance, and contrast visual elements.
In your PowerPoint presentation, be sure to
defend your visual choices to the other parents and members of the committee.
You know that if you clearly explain why you chose each of these visual
elements and how it best attracts the eyes of the parents, you could win this
fun competition!
Your presentation should be a maximum
of 5 minutes.

Discuss public funding of art in the U.S. Advocate either for or against it. Dra

Discuss public funding of art in the U.S. Advocate either for or against it. Draw on material and cases in “Visual Shock” as well as other cases not discussed in the textbook.
Possible questions to explore:
• What effects (positive or negative) has public funding had on art in America?
• What responsibilities do artists have toward the public when working for the
public?
• How do regional issues influence decisions about publicly funded art?
• How important is art in forming a sense of nation character?
• If you find a piece repulsive, inflammatory, or offensive, should it be funded.
Objectives
• Identify and analyze ethical issues confronting the arts in the U.S.
• Discuss strategies for resolving ethical issues confronting the arts.
Paper Specifications
• Digital file in PDF format.
• Minimum of 1000 words of original text (about 4 pages)
• Double spaced, 12pt font size, with 1 inch margins
• Arial or New Times Roman font
• Appropriately referenced with citations of your sources
Note on references: Any facts that you learn from a book in researching your paper need to be cited. Common knowledge is not necessary to reference. Web sites with original content, like archives of a major newspaper, are appropriate sources. Wikipedia, or any other encyclopedia, is not a source. But it may list reliable sources which you can use and cite. You may use any style of formatting for the body of your paper and references as long as it is clear. A good guide for style is the Chicago Manual, which has a convenient, Quick Guide on-line.
Paper Grading Criteria
• 20% Specifications – Pay close attention to the required specifications and you will get full points here.
• 20% Grammar and Style – In addition to the basics of spelling and sentence structure, make sure that your paper has an introduction, body and conclusion.
• 20% Factualness – Make sure that your sources are good and that you don’t mix up facts in your paper.
• 20% Depth of material – Provide sufficient material to support assertions made in your paper.
• 20% Logic and Relevance – How well do the facts in your paper support the assertions that you make?
Content Consideration:
The paper is weighted at 10% of the entire class’ grade. It is important to start early to complete a college worthy document. Please read the instructions for the assignment and choose your position (either for or against public funding of the arts) judiciously. Support your position/stance with valid argument and examples.
The body of the paper is at least four pages (at least 1000 words). This does not include the title page nor the citations.

This week, we’ve spent some time exploring photography as an artistic form. To h

This week, we’ve spent some time exploring photography as an artistic form. To help you explore
what we’ve learned about, your Unit 4 assignment will consist of writing an essay addressing using
the following criteria:
Essay Requirements:
• 1,000 words or roughly four double-spaced pages.
• Make use of at least three scholarly sources to support and develop your ideas. Our course text may serve as one of these three sources.
• Your essay should demonstrate a thorough understanding of the READ and ATTEND sections.
• Be sure to cite your sources using proper APA format (7th edition).
Essay Prompt:
• In this essay, you will choose one photographic image to critique as a work of art. You may
choose an image from either the Straight Photography, The Documentarists or The Modern Eye
sections of Chapter 11. Questions for you to consider in your essay:
o Why did you choose this particular image? What appeals to you about it? What intrigues you?
o What ‘school’ or movement does it relate to i.e., straight, documentary or modern and what are some of the characteristics of your chosen image as it relates to the movement or school it’s a part
of?
o Based on everything we’ve learned so far about art (and photography), how would you
evaluate this photograph as a work of art?

This week, we’ve spent some time exploring photography as an artistic form. To h

This week, we’ve spent some time exploring photography as an artistic form. To help you explore
what we’ve learned about, your Unit 4 assignment will consist of writing an essay addressing using
the following criteria:
Essay Requirements:
• 1,000 words or roughly four double-spaced pages.
• Make use of at least three scholarly sources to support and develop your ideas. Our course text may serve as one of these three sources.
• Your essay should demonstrate a thorough understanding of the READ and ATTEND sections.
• Be sure to cite your sources using proper APA format (7th edition).
Essay Prompt:
• In this essay, you will choose one photographic image to critique as a work of art. You may
choose an image from either the Straight Photography, The Documentarists or The Modern Eye
sections of Chapter 11. Questions for you to consider in your essay:
o Why did you choose this particular image? What appeals to you about it? What intrigues you?
o What ‘school’ or movement does it relate to i.e., straight, documentary or modern and what are some of the characteristics of your chosen image as it relates to the movement or school it’s a part
of?
o Based on everything we’ve learned so far about art (and photography), how would you
evaluate this photograph as a work of art?

Prompt: Choose two cultural artifacts to analyze. These artifacts may take the f

Prompt: Choose two cultural artifacts to analyze. These artifacts may take the form of any artistic medium, such as literature, poetry, music, film, dance,
painting, and sculpture, and so on. However, it is important to choose two artifacts that have been created by different artists and were created during different
time periods (ex. separated by at least 50 years). Then, identify an initial theme (or themes) that is common to both of your chosen artifacts. You will analyze
these artifacts and their expression of the identified theme in Theme: Examining the Humanities and Theme: Impact of the Humanities.
Specifically, the following critical elements must be addressed:
I. Describe the cultural artifacts that you have chosen. Consider questions such as these in your response: What is the name or title of the artifact? Who is
the author or artist? What is the date or time period when the artifact was created? What is the cultural location or physical setting of the artifact? In
addition, you could consider including a photograph or image of each cultural artifact, if they are visual artifacts.
II. Identify at least one common theme that will serve as the framework of your exploration document. How is the theme expressed in your artifacts?
III. Reflect on how the theme you identified is related to your personal experience. For instance, you could discuss how the expression of the theme in your
cultural artifacts is connected to you personally.

Prior to beginning work on this assignment, visit the University of Arizona Glob

Prior to beginning work on this assignment, visit the University of Arizona Global Campus Library’s ART101: Week 3 Assignment (Links to an external site.), web page and go through the Art Identifying Movements (Links to an external site.) interactive, reading the descriptions for each movement.
This week, you will curate an art gallery specific to an artist of your choice. To prepare for this project, you will select an artist and examine their movement or period, region, and individual style. Your artist can be from one of the movements you looked at previously, or they can be from a different movement. To research your artist, go to the University of Arizona Global Campus Library’s ART101: Week 3 Assignment (Links to an external site.) web page you may also draw from your textbook, the Art Identifying Movements (Links to an external site.) interactive, and other resources for this class.
In your paper, outline the following information:
Include the name of your artist.
Provide a brief biography of your artist.
Include one work of art from your artist, including the full APA-formatted reference.
A work that you have already examined elsewhere in this class is acceptable for this assignment. (For your final gallery presentation, you will need to find five works from your artist, so make sure you are able to do this before deciding which artist you will focus on.)
Explain the different materials, methods, techniques, and subjects in your artist’s work.
Describe how these elements were emblematic of the movement your artist was a part of, the region they were from, and the artist’s individual style.
Use at least two credible sources to support your points. The University of Arizona Global Campus Library’s ART101: Week 3 Assignment (Links to an external site.) web page is a helpful source of information, as is the ART101 Museum and Images Website Download ART101 Museum and Images Websitedocument.
The Gallery Preparation Assignment paper
Must be at least two double-spaced pages in length (not including title and references pages) and formatted according to APA Style (Links to an external site.) as outlined in the Writing Center’s APA Formatting for Microsoft Word (Links to an external site.) resource.
Must include a separate title page with the following:
Title of paper in bold font
Space should appear between the title and the rest of the information on the title page.
Student’s name
Name of institution (University of Arizona Global Campus)
Course name and number
Instructor’s name
Due date
Must utilize academic voice. See the Academic Voice (Links to an external site.) resource for additional guidance.
Must include an introduction and conclusion paragraph. Your introduction paragraph needs to end with a clear thesis statement that indicates the purpose of your paper.
For assistance on writing Introductions & Conclusions (Links to an external site.) as well as Writing a Thesis Statement (Links to an external site.), refer to the Writing Center resources.
Must use at least two credible or scholarly sources in addition to the course text.
The Scholarly, Peer-Reviewed, and Other Credible Sources (Links to an external site.) table offers additional guidance on appropriate source types. If you have questions about whether a specific source is appropriate for this assignment, please contact your instructor. Your instructor has the final say about the appropriateness of a specific source for a particular assignment.
To assist you in completing the research required for this assignment, view The University of Arizona Global Campus Library Quick ‘n’ Dirty (Links to an external site.) tutorial, which introduces the University of Arizona Global Campus Library and the research process, and provides some library search tips.
Must document any information used from sources in APA Style as outlined in the Writing Center’s APA: Citing Within Your Paper (Links to an external site.) guide.
(Links to an external site.)Must include a separate references page that is formatted according to APA Style as outlined in the Writing Center. See the APA: Formatting Your References List (Links to an external site.) resource in the Writing Center for specifications.
Carefully review the Grading Rubric (Links to an external site.) for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.

Analyze a chosen film scene and to demonstrate an initial understanding of the d

Analyze a chosen film scene and to
demonstrate an initial understanding of the different aspects of a cinematic artwork. Since this
course focuses on film as an art form as well as a medium for expressing philosophical questions
and ideas, it is a good idea to establish a basic knowledge of the elements that contribute to a
“great” or “well-made” movie. The application of this knowledge will also help to cultivate,
hopefully, a deeper appreciation for cinematic art.
So with this brief paper, you will adopt the role of a film critic, though you will
focus here on a chosen film scene rather than an entire movie. Your first step, then, is to choose
one of your favorite scenes from one of your favorite films, and most especially a movie that you
consider to be a “great” or “well-made” film. Secondly, find a video clip of that scene on YouTube
(youtube.com) and re- watch the scene. (For this assignment, only choose a scene that has a
corresponding YouTube clip.)
Scenes are composed of a series of shots (images) and, when scenes connect with one another,
they help to build sequences. Sequences build upon one another so as to constitute an overall
film. Here are some examples of famous film scenes. If you have a really difficult time choosing
one of your own favorite scenes (though I don’t think you will!), you are of course welcome to
choose one of these:
1. the scene from Casablanca in which Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart) and Ilsa Lund (Ingrid
Bergman) meet one another again after so many years apart, surrounded by the customers
of Rick’s Café. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XX2N6peyFlk
2. the scene from Gone With the Wind in which Scarlett O’Hara (Vivien Leigh) promises
herself that she will never go hungry again https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C2jR62cTTKo
Film scholars and film critics consider various aspects or elements of a movie when judging a film
to be “great” or “well-made.” Typically, great movies contain many memorable scenes and make
use of clever cinematic techniques. Here are several examples of the most essential
aspects/elements of a well-made film:
acting performance
• spoken dialogue
• camera angle • camera movement (panning to left or right, zooming in or out)
• camera distance (close-up, long-shot, medium-shot)
• lighting (light/dark contrast, shadowing, highlighting, etc.)
• music
• editing (also known as “montage”)
Now study the accompanying document (“Film Analysis: What’s Worth Looking At”) in order to
gain a bit more understanding of what these cinematic aspects/elements are all about and how
you might use them in explaining what makes a given film (or a given scene in a film) “great” or
“well-made.”
Next step: re-watch the film scene several times with the above-mentioned aspects/elements in
mind. Identify the several most relevant aspects/elements that make this particular scene so
effective and well-crafted.
For your paper, analyze your chosen scene according to several (at least three or four) of the
above-mentioned aspects/elements. For example, what did the musical soundtrack contribute to
the scene? Which emotions or moods were evoked by the music? How did the music, in
conjunction with the editing, affect the pacing or tempo of the scene? Or why was the lack of
music more effective, given the type of scene? And how was the camera used in the scene? How
did the camera movements (if any) and varying camera distances add to the power of the scene?
And so forth.