Student Originated Studies: Performing Arts
Last Updated: 03/11/2009
Fall, Winter and Spring quarters
Faculty: Ariel Goldberger experimental performance, experimental puppet theater, théâtre d’objet
Faculty Signature Required: Students should submit an application before the spring 2008 Academic Fair. Application forms will be available by early April 2008 through the Seminar II Program Secretary's office (A2117) and the Communication Building Information Office (3rd floor). For more information, contact Ariel Goldberger at email@example.com. Applications received by the Academic Fair, May 14, 2008, will be given priority. Qualified students will be accepted until the program fills.
Major areas of study include areas of student emphasis, e.g., theatre, puppet theatre, Théâtre d’Objet, performance, dance, music, installation art, hybrid art, and multimedia.
Class Standing: Juniors or seniors; transfer students welcome.
Prerequisites: Two years of performing arts courses or interdisciplinary courses including performing arts, or equivalent life experience in the field in which you plan to complete work.
This program offers advanced performance students the opportunity to design their own curriculum in performance, directing, design, or performance-related theory, and to develop a learning community with others who may share artistic and academic goals grown out of previous projects and programs. It accommodates small groups of students dedicated to producing a single collaborative work, as well as those developing individual projects. Students are expected to assist each other with projects and productions, and to participate actively in regular work-in-progress critiques.
During the first weeks of fall quarter, students will design collaborative or individual projects, working with the faculty, by researching and writing proposals, scripts, treatments, abstracts and/or other supplementary documents. Students and faculty will also collaborate to develop other program activities that will support performance and production work throughout the two quarters. These may include readings, screenings, discussions, presentations, and workshops that would strengthen conceptual, performance, and production skills. In addition to the student-centered curriculum, students in the program will explore different themes each quarter. In fall, our theme will be building artist communities. The theme for winter and spring will be sustaining creative processes. Additionally, we may focus on issues and practices of presentation, management, production and promotion, as well as on creating contexts for self-directed work and preparing for work beyond Evergreen.
Credits: 16 per quarter
Enrollment: 25 Fall, 25 Winter and 10 Spring
Special Expenses: $50 to $500 depending on student project requirements.
Program is preparatory for careers and future studies in performing arts, and in fields that require imagination, collaborative skills, and management skills.
Planning Units: Expressive Arts
|March 11th, 2009||This program is now offered in Spring with limited enrollment.|