Media/Culture: Advanced Practices
Fall 2014, Winter 2015 and Spring 2015 quarters
This program is an opportunity for advanced students to study the theory and practice of contemporary media (as a visual art, site of political engagement, and way of thinking) with the support of a learning community. Students in this program will have a chance to develop independent research and creative projects in film, video, performance and installation art that centers on issues of import to contemporary cultural studies including critical race studies, queer theory, post-colonial/de-colonial art practices, feminist studies, intersections of technology/science and art, and more. Students will be asked to think critically and creatively about how their artistic practices are informed by and respond to issues of power, privilege, and accountability.
In fall students will create shared visual and critical vocabulary through readings, screenings, short papers and workshops in film, video, performance art and installation. Students will also work in research and practice cohorts that will be driven by student interests. By the end of fall quarter students will develop a project proposal and outline of work to be done during winter and spring including a detailed syllabus and week by week schedule of work practices.
In winter students will have the opportunity to work in a largely independent framework, including time to travel off campus for filming and research purposes. Students will have bi-weekly conferences with peers and faculty where work progress will be assessed. Students will also have the option to enroll for reduced credit in order to take classes to support skill development in language, visual art, writing, music, etc.
In spring we will reconvene as a full group and work together to develop a theme and approach to a group showing of creative and research projects for the campus community. The primary work of quarter will include in depth critiques and peer review of creative and research projects.
Fields of Study
Preparatory for studies or careers in
Location and Schedule
Offered during: Day
|August 21st, 2014||Signature requirement has been removed.|
|June 11th, 2014||Fees added.|
|June 4th, 2014||New opportunity added.|