Integrated Arts courses are primarily designed to combine the study of two or more arts, whether from a critical-historical point of view, or within creative workshops. Note that the courses may be cross-listed from other programs.


CRN

15511

Distribution

F

Course No.

IA 301

Title

Integrated Arts: Major Conference

Professor

Jeffrey Sichel / Robert Holman

Schedule

Fri 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
The Major Conference is required of Integrated Arts majors/concentrators, and is usually taken in the junior or senior year, although others may petition the instructor. It is a course in doing and making art, in reintegrating art into life. This is where theory is tamed by action, where action is a laboratory for theory. We will discuss all aspects of the job of being an artist: inspiration, research, economics, social utility/inutility, politics, education, technology, fun, and suffering. Participants must have a project in mind which engages at least two arts; your project will be on the table for the class's input, and will reach a finished form -- performance, video, website, concert, book, et al - by semester's end. Additionally, we will create and present a collaborative group piece. Guest faculty will be on hand to guide us through arts disciplines as needed, and several visits to and a presentation in a downtown performance spot are on tap. Please email a description of your proposed integrated arts project to the instructor prior to registration, to: holman@bard.edu, sichel@bard.edu.


CRN

15313

Distribution

B

Course No.

IA / LIT 3742

Title

GERTRUDE STEIN & The Arts of Composing

Professor

Joan Retallack

Schedule

Th 3:00 pm - 5:20 pm OLIN 309

Cross-listed: Literature

In this course we will look at Gertrude Stein's theory and practice of language composition in relation to the arts of her contemporary moment and ours. Stein wrote, "the whole business of writing is the question of living in [one's] contemporariness." For Stein that involved interest in the sciences of her time as well as a close kinship with the visual arts, most notably the Cubism of Cezanne, Braques, Gris and Picasso. Her interest in new Euro-American music led to extensive collaborations with the American composer Virgil Thomson. With this in mind we will be reading The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas (a detailed evocation of her cultural-historical milieu), Stein's book on Picasso, her own language "portraits," and selections from her poetry, essays, operas and plays. We will also view/listen to art and music related to her work. Throughout the semester there will be attention to the implications of Stein's influence on late twentieth and twenty-first century arts-e.g., that of John Cage, Stan Brakhage, selected visual artists and poets. Students will have the opportunity to submit creative projects (in the media of their choice) related to Gertrude Stein's aesthetic. There will be regularly scheduled short essay assignments in response to the materials of the course. Enrollment limited to 15.


CRN

15186

Distribution

F

Course No.

THTR 318

Title

Visual Imagination for the Modern Stage

Professor

TBA

Schedule

TBA
See Theater section for description.


CRN

15497

Distribution

F

Course No.

THTR 310 C

Title

Survey of Drama: Performance Studies

Professor

Erin Mee

Schedule

Wed 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
See Theater section for description.

Additional cross-listed courses: (see respective departments for complete descriptions)

ART 200 Cybergraphics
CLAS 101 Rise and Fall of Athens
FILM 267 History of Video Art
LIT 3305 Writing the Contemporary
MUS 216 Arithmetic of Listening
MUS WKSH F Integrated Music & Art