A sampling of USC student Projects
CTAN 592 Cinematic and Media-based Installations
CTAN 592 is a project-based class that pushes beyond traditional screening platforms and explores media-based installation art forms and immersive cinematic environments.
After examining the historical and contemporary pioneers of cinematic installation art, the class delves into concepts of physical space, interactivity, and site-specific content. Through a series of solo and group assignments, students will integrate their own moving images and audio elements into multi-layered, experiential displays using projection mapping and other techniques.
Students use cinematic, architectural, theatrical, and sculptural elements to create installations in the SCA gallery and at non-traditional, off-campus locations. In past semesters, the class has created installations in a variety of spaces: a vacant retail clothing store, a hiking trail in Pasadena, a 180° dome, a hair salon, and at unexpected pop-up locations across the campus.