Search
Continuing Education
View full story brittanylockwood1.jpg

story

Aug 18, 2014

2014 grad to design whimsical playgrounds for Colorado company

View details 2014 Faculty Exhibition

cia exhibition

Aug 28, 2014

2014 Faculty Exhibition

View full story liberal-artscma.jpg

story

Aug 18, 2014

CIA again named to "Best in the Midwest" list

View details 2014 Faculty Exhibition Opening Reception

cia exhibition

Aug 28, 2014

2014 Faculty Exhibition Opening Reception

View Link

social

about 23 hours ago via Facebook

Cinematheque Director John Ewing recently talked about the legacy of silent film star Harold Lloyd and his silent comedy, The Freshman, on The Sound of Applause. Listen in below, and catch the film at the Cinematheque on Thursday, Aug. 21 at 7pm or Sunday, Aug. 24 at 4:30pm.

View full story emilyhromi-stillforscreen.jpg

story

Aug 13, 2014

Biomedical grad wins award for animation on stuttering

View details Filmmaker and author John Waters to present one-man show

events

Sep 27, 2014

Filmmaker and author John Waters to present one-man show

View full story cnswithlabelsfullscreen.jpg

story

Aug 11, 2014

Student-designed app teaches embryology, improves scores

View details Fall 2014 Open House

events

Nov 15, 2014

Fall 2014 Open House

View details picresized1406427570dormantbeauty2.jpg

blog

Aug 19, 2014

8/21-24: Harold Lloyd in The Freshman, Filth, Dormant Beauty & more!

Academics . Continuing Education + Community Outreach . Courses

Continuing Education + Community Outreach Courses

The Body: Tradition, Transformation, Transgression

Course No. ACD 458  Credits: 3.0
Faculty Rita Goodman

This seminar-style course will explore one of the most important themes of twentieth-century visual art: the body (male and female). We will discuss a complex range of ideas and values associated with the nude (and naked) body as it has been re-presented in 20th c. photography; painting; sculpture/installation; performance and body art; and video. While the "great tradition" of the nude will be introduced, the course will focus on art produced since the 1950s (from the late modern to the postmodern era). Among other topics, we will study the visual body as a representational site for the self; for erotic desire; for the political position of women; and for formal experimentation. We will look at art that presents bodies which are very much outside tradition: i.e., bodies that are sick, decaying, dying, dead, aging, obese, androgynous, deformed, etc. Topics and terms of analysis will include: the traditional nude; feminist critiques of sexism; voyeurism; "exploitation," "obscenity," and censorship; objectification (gaze theory) sexuality; the nude self-portrait and portrait; parody and quotation; the female nude and modernism; Kenneth Clark's nude-naked (ideal-real) dichotomy; identity and performance; and formal aestheticizing of the body. Visual Culture Emphasis course.

Graduate Credits

Graduate Credits

Each semester we offer dozens of courses approved for graduate-level credits. Take a look at our latest catalog for details. Please contact us if you have any questions about our credit-bearing courses.

Meet Your Professors view all

Leslie McCombs

Leslie McCombs

Assistant Director of Continuing Education + Community Outreach

Cores + Connections

Our connections are your connections.

While at CIA, you'll learn from the masters through our rigorous, world-class curriculum and connect with working professionals to begin your career.

Read More

Community Works

Visiting artists, exhibitions, conference and symposia exploring socially engaged art.

Read More

Support CIA

Show the world creativity matters: make a gift to the annual fund.

Read More

Cores + Connections

Learn more about CIA's proven method for academic and professional excellence.