ART CURRICULA + IDEAS  

INTERDISC Courses

 

 

THE HARLEM RENAISSANCE, THE JAZZ AGE, AND THE LOST

GENERATION

 

(HI)STORY IN FILM AND LITERATURE

 

NEW YORK STORIES

 

POETRY MAKING

 

WILD INSIDE, WILD OUTSIDE

 

AP ART HISTORY

 

LATIN

 

AP SPANISH LANGUAGE AND CULTURE

 

STUDIO ART: DRAWING, PAINTING, AND MULTIMEDIA

 

CERAMICS

 

PHOTOGRAPHY

 

ARCHITECTURE

 

THE 3-D DESIGN STUDIO: FURNITURE AND SCULPTURE

 

PERFORMING ARTS

 

MUSIC

 

THEATER

PROPOSED STEAM Courses

 

 

ART, ACTIVISM, PUBLIC SPACE

development of site-specific performance with a special emphasis on projects that engage with social issues and include activist agendas

 

STORY + GAME DESIGN

explore the vibrant and complex intersection between narrative expression and interactivity, examining the myriad ways dramatic storytelling techniques can be applied to a series of design mechanics to bring context to the player’s action, and, inversely, the ways that mechanics and design can be employed to express a theme or to convey a story. Students will be challenged to “gamify” a popular work of literature (of their choosing with professor approval) into an interactive project--video game, interactive fiction, board game, interactive theatre, or any combination thereof.

 

ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN + DRAWING

analysis explores the basic concept or  parti  of the design, historical and environmental issues, as well as function, circulation, spatial organization, site, zoning, light, proportions, structure, and materials. Students will develop their own design using basic techniques of drafting, rendering, and Google Sketchup or CAD

 

VIDEO + MEMORY

investigates video as an artistic medium, a tool of surveillant culture, and a means for everyday witnessing, watching, documenting, remembering, and giving oneself to be seen. What does video offer as a mode of representation that other mediums do not? Are there things that video does particularly well? Conversely, what are the blind spots of the medium? ALL students will write critical papers as well as produce short video projects.