2010-11 Catalog

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Offering Description

Arts in New York

Spring quarter

Faculty: Ariel Goldberger theatrical design, experimental performance, puppet theater

Fields of Study: architecture, art history, dance, music, theater and visual arts

Spring: CRN (Credit) Level 30236 (16) Fr; 30237 (16) So - Sr  Signature Required Students interested in the program need fill out a relatively simple application and send it directly to professor Goldberger. The forms are available at  blogs.evergreen.edu/artsinny (or the program website link below), and from the program secretaries at the Seminar II Cluster Support office . Once you fill the application please email it to professor Goldberger - or print it out and place it in his mailbox in the SEM II Cluster Support office. Professor Goldberger will contact you a week after receiving your completed forms. Students will be signed-in on a rolling basis until the program is filled, so please do not hesitate to send in a proposal as room may still be available!   

Credits: 16(S)

Class Standing: Freshmen - Senior; 25% of the seats are reserved for freshmenFreshmen - Senior

Offered During: Day

Academic Website: http://blogs.evergreen.edu/artsinny/


The program will immerse students in studying the intense and lively cultural life of New York City, the most active arts production center in the United States, and perhaps the world. Classes will meet weekly in different cultural institutions to participate in art events as active audience members, to develop an educated and critical appreciation of the richness, complexity and current trends of artistic production in New York.

The class will spend two weeks on campus doing preparatory research in areas of the student's interest in order to create the structure for an individual project or practicum. Students may choose to create a project by engaging in artistic work, research, or both. Students will be responsible for making all necessary arrangements for room and board, as well as budgeting for individual event tickets. All students will be expected to present a final report of their experience and project by week ten in Olympia, unless specifically negotiated in advance with the faculty.

After the initial two weeks research and preparation, participants in the program will fly to New York City for six or seven weeks, where they will engage in group and individual activities, depending on each student practicum or project. Students will attend a mix of both all-program events and events related to each student's project. The class will attend events in a wide range of sites, from established world renowned institutions to emergent art spaces.

Depending on the season, performance events may include events in places such as PS 122, La MAMA, The Kitchen, HERE Art Center, off-off-Broadway small theaters, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Broadway productions, and Lincoln Center. Regular dance events may include modern dance performances, experimental works, festivals at the Joyce Theater, and more traditional ballet events in venues such as the New York City Ballet. Specific visual arts events may consist of trips to the gallery "scene" in Chelsea, PS1, MOMA, DIA Arts Center, The Met, under the radar spaces, and other sites. We may attend poetry readings at places such as The Bowery Poetry Club, the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, The St. Marks Poetry Project, The Academy of American Poets, The New York Public Library, other spaces. The class will also endeavor to attend other culturally relevant institutions such as the Japan Society, the Asia Society, The Jewish Museum, The Schomburg Center, The Dwyer Cultural Center and El Museo del Barrio to experience a wide range of cultural diversity. Most weekly group activities will be followed by a discussion or seminar.

The final week of the quarter will be spent back on campus in Olympia, completing final report presentations for the whole class.

Maximum Enrollment: 24

Required Fees: $350 for performance tickets.  Students will also be responsible for making all necessary arrangements for their travel, room and board, as well as budgeting for event tickets for their individual projects. Students should count on expenses up to $2000 or even more.

May be offered again in: 2011-12

Preparatory for studies or careers in: humanities, cultural studies, arts, social sciences, and the leisure and tourism industry.

Campus Location: Olympia

Online Learning: Hybrid Online Learning 25 - 49% Delivered Online

Books: www.tescbookstore.com

Program Revisions

Date Revision
March 1st, 2011 Fees updated.
January 26th, 2011 Signature process updated.
May 14th, 2010 New program added.