FA 203 Subjects and Symbols, 3 credits

The arts are filled with obscure ideas, symbols and metaphors that can often be very difficult for the non-initiated to access or understand. This course will explore what is essentially the psychology of art itself, through the use of symbolism, metaphor and archetypes. Through the basic study of signs, or semiotics, students will develop an understanding of the meaning artists, and society, impart to the works themselves.