Sunday, December 21, 2008

Summer ’09 Program on JAPANESE VISUAL CULTURE in Tokyo

For the sixth consecutive year, an exciting six-week Summer Program on Japanese Visual Culture will take place at the Tokyo Campus of Temple University Japan (TUJ), May 18 – July 3, 2009 (tentative dates). This program consists of two coordinated courses: the first focuses on approaches to studying the richness and complexity of visual culture in Japan; the second allows students to develop modest visual projects (digital still, video or web) on selective topics immediately relevant to visual culture. Instruction is in English. All course work will be supplemented with an active program of cultural events, trips and lectures in and around Tokyo. Students live in Temple dormitories alongside Japanese students studying English and many subjects at TUJ. This program grants course credits to both undergraduate and graduate students.

Here is a link to an article published in the journal, Visual Studies and reprinted in Temple University’s Faculty Herald:

For additional information, details, and application forms see:
Application deadline: February 16, 2009.

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