2012-13 Catalog

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Offering Description

Undergraduate Projects in Critical and Creative Practices with N. Lowe


Winter 2013 and Spring 2013 quarters

Naima Lowe media arts, media and film, experimental media
Fields of Study
African American studies, art history, communications, cultural studies, gender and women's studies, media studies, moving image and visual arts
Preparatory for studies or careers in
media studies, art history, African American studies and visual art.

This is an opportunity for students to work with faculty from a diverse set of disciplines on creative and scholarly projects. Students will come away with invaluable skills in library and archival research practices, visual arts studio practices, laboratory practices, film/media production practices, critical research and writing, and much more. Critical and Creative Practices is comprised of a diverse group of artists, theorists, scientists, mathematicians, writers, filmmakers and other cultural workers whose interdisciplinary fields of study sit at the crossroads between critical theoretical studies and creative engagement.

Naima Lowe (experimental media and performance art) creates films, videos, performances and written works that explore issues of race, gender, and embodiment. The majority of her work includes an archival research element that explores historical social relationships and mythic identities. She is currently working on a series of short films and performances that explore racial identity in rural settings. Students working with Naima would have opportunities to learn media production and post-production skills (including storyboarding, scripting, 16mm and HD video shooting, location scouting, audio recording, audio/video editing, etc) through working with a small crew comprised of students and professional artists. Students would also have opportunities to do archival and historical research on African-Americans living in rural settings, and on literature, film and visual art that deals with similar themes.

Online Learning
Enhanced Online Learning
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Offered During
Day, Evening and Weekend

Program Revisions

Date Revision
January 10th, 2013 New opportunity added.