Emerging Arts is a program of experimental courses designed to cultivate
current modes of creativity and identify contemporary sources of
artistic inspiration. These issues apply equally to all arts disciplines:
visual art, choreography, musical composition, filmmaking, writing,
performance, new media, etc. They derive from current cultural,
social, spiritual, and political circumstances. The courses are
designed to prepare students to produce vanguard work that might
contribute to the ever-expanding legacy of the arts. Innovative
didactic methods are employed to convey this material.
Sources of Inspiration 3 hours
All forms of artistic expression involve determining motives, themes,
styles, and processes. Because contemporary culture is so expansive,
the process of making these determinations is no longer guided by
tradition and precedent. It must be invented by each participant,
or chosen from the extensive inventory of creative options currently
being practiced. In this course, students are guided through personal
explorations of these zones of creative decision-making. Projects
are designed to help students discover the means to clarify and
communicate their intentions. Innovation, as a product of necessity
Sem 2 EMAR-201-01 TuTh 1:30-4:30 Ms. Weintraub
Artists/Visionary Educators 3 hours
Through a series of intensive, cross-disciplinary workshops directed
by distinguished guest artists, students will be introduced to three
kinds of innovative experience -- innovative concepts in the arts,
innovative creative processes, and innovative techniques of instruction.
Education is an essential component of each guest's creative activities.
Thus the term vanguard belongs to their roles in the classroom and
in the studio. The workshops will culminate in group or individual
projects in which students will apply their workshop experiences
to their own creative endeavors.
Sem 1 EMAR-203-01 M 8:00-10:00 p.m. Ms. Weintraub
Topics in Emerging Arts 3 hours
"Eco-Arts" is an interdisciplinary, project-based course designed
to integrate the arts into the ecological mission of the Environmental
Studies Program. It is a component of an ongoing curricular program
in which course content and format are crafted to suit a timely
academic, political, ethical, religious, economic, or social issue.
This functional approach directs artistic creativity and innovation
toward useful outcomes and current conditions. Eco-Arts invites
students from all arts disciplines to work with students in environmental
studies to investigate ecological activism.
Sem 2 EMAR-204-01 TuTh 1:30-4:30 Ms. Weintraub