A semester-long course for bachelor's students in Media Communications at Ural Federal University in Yekaterinburg, Russia. The course was prepared and led by Andrey Chugunov.
Sophomore bachelors of the Media Communication speciality.
The course consisted of 5 lectures and 10 practical classes.
The lecture block dealt with the broad spectrum of what defines the visual form of certain projects. It touched upon the history of the technological development of media from cave paintings, created with soot and the first dyes, to projects created in virtual reality, based on game engines and immersive audiovisual environments. The course was structured from the perspective of Canadian theorist Marshall McLuhan's media theory and largely raised the issue of medium-specificity of statements, how media set frameworks and final forms of narrative and statement using examples of works in art and culture: media art, Internet art, design, photography, cinema, etc.
The practical part was divided into 3 assigments: the creation of a poster by collage method taking into account the received knowledge of the theory of colour and composition; the design of a web-zine in the style of punk journalism with like-minded group members; the creation of a visual envelope for a podcast. Work on each assignment had to follow the following pipeline: formulating a concept for an event or product, searching for references for visuals and fonts, compiling a wise board, creating a draft with feedback from the instructor, and finalizing the project for presentation.
Poster by Vladimir Sychev
Poster by Olga Vodostoi
Poster by Irina Sabantseva
Poster by Daniil Bochenin
NOONCHI site by Elizaveta Sidaryuk, Ksenia Lozgunova, Anastasia Sorgina