Presentation Title

Do You See What I Hear? Visual Literacy for Music Students

Location

Room 218/220

Type of Presentation

Individual paper/presentation (20 minute presentation)

Target Audience

Higher Education

Abstract

Visual literacy skills are important for a wide range of academic disciplines, from the arts to the sciences.Today’s students live in an image-rich environment and interact daily with images on websites and social media. Increasingly, they are asked to create projects and intellectual work using visual media in academic classes. Despite their comfort and participation in a decidedly visual culture, they are often unprepared to use images critically in an academic environment.

Music students, no less than in other disciplines, require the tools to effectively use images in academic work. This session will discuss strategies for introducing visual literacy concepts to music students. Using the ACRL Visual Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education, the presentation will focus on the “ethical, legal, social, and economic issues surrounding the creation and use of images and visual media.” Topics such as locating dependable sources in a variety of formats, evaluating the content and quality of sources, citing images, and the implications of copyright will be presented.

Presentation Description

Music students, no less than in other disciplines, require the tools to effectively use images in academic work. This session will discuss strategies for introducing visual literacy concepts to music students. Topics such as locating dependable sources in a variety of formats, evaluating the content and quality of sources, citing images, and the implications of copyright will be presented.

Keywords

Visual literacy, music, images

Publication Type and Release Option

Presentation (Open Access)

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Sep 30th, 4:15 PM Sep 30th, 5:30 PM

Do You See What I Hear? Visual Literacy for Music Students

Room 218/220

Visual literacy skills are important for a wide range of academic disciplines, from the arts to the sciences.Today’s students live in an image-rich environment and interact daily with images on websites and social media. Increasingly, they are asked to create projects and intellectual work using visual media in academic classes. Despite their comfort and participation in a decidedly visual culture, they are often unprepared to use images critically in an academic environment.

Music students, no less than in other disciplines, require the tools to effectively use images in academic work. This session will discuss strategies for introducing visual literacy concepts to music students. Using the ACRL Visual Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education, the presentation will focus on the “ethical, legal, social, and economic issues surrounding the creation and use of images and visual media.” Topics such as locating dependable sources in a variety of formats, evaluating the content and quality of sources, citing images, and the implications of copyright will be presented.