College of Creative Arts
Director: Jim Davis
Undergraduate Adviser: Davis
Graduate Coordinators: Davis, Trend
Professors--Davis, Ferrero, Hunter, Kovacs, Lunine, Phillips, Schneider, Whipp
B.A. in Creative Arts: Concentration in Interdisciplinary Arts
The Inter-Arts Center (IAC) is devoted to interdisciplinary and experimental arts programs. The programs are M.A. level and stress applied studies for interdisciplinary artists, and facilitative studies for creative arts educators and arts administrators. All programs emphasize integration of theory and practice, comparative studies, the central and generative roles of the arts in culture, sensitivity toward human diversity, experimentation with new ideas and processes, and critical thought. In addition to IAC interdisciplinary core requirements and electives, studies are pursued throughout the College of Creative Arts and campuswide, based upon program requirements and the student's personal creative and/or scholarly goals. IAC faculty, students, and programs are typically integrated with events and concerns of the arts and other communities of the Bay Area. "Interdisciplinary Arts" are defined as original creative works integrating elements from two or more arts disciplines, and involving new ideas, art forms, critical issues, and/or facilitative capabilities unavailable in or between traditional arts disciplines. Interdisciplinary creative works typically fuse elements from the visual, audio, textual, spatial/environmental, temporal, and kinesthetic aspects of the arts. Examples of such works in recent years include: performance art, video art, multimedia art, computer art, installations, environmental arts, original book arts, documentary arts and works produced for the Internet. Interest or experience in two or more Creative Arts disciplines alone is not an adequate basis for entry. Students interested in pursuing several separate arts discipline as distinct goals, or wishing to work toward a goal involving a traditional art form that is interdepartmental (such as opera or music theatre), should consider pursuing programs in each discipline involved.
Because IAC programs stress cutting edge media, processes, ideas, and directions in the arts, graduates tend to have the greatest success in emerging creative arts professions. In recent years, these have included interactive media, computer arts, digital sound, video art, performance art, installations, and book arts. In addition to pursuits as experimental, interdisciplinary artists, many IAC graduates have successfully founded or worked within arts environments and institutions in which arts learning or arts administration were their primary responsibilities. IAC graduates have achieved leadership roles in many such environments at local and national levels. Most IAC courses (and internships) are also uniquely designed to directly integrate relationships with the Bay Area arts community so that students benefit from dialogue and experience with a diversity of professionals from a variety of environments.
Special facilities in IAC serve both IAC degree seeking majors and classes from various departments in the College of Creative Arts. The Intermedia Access Laboratory is for the purpose of providing opportunity for developing capabilities in uses of new media to create interdisciplinary works synthesizing texts, images, sound, performance, lighting, editing, video shooting, and special effects. This laboratory features digital (video) editing with toaster, digital sound, standard video editors, and 3/4-inch professional video editor. Equipment checkout opportunities for authorized students include camcorders, Ikegami 3/4-inch camcorder, tripods, video lights, Sony Pro II recorder, microphones, and related equipment.
BACHELOR OF ARTS IN CREATIVE ARTS: CONCENTRATION IN INTERDISCIPLINARY ARTS
Admission to the B.A. in Creative Arts: Concentration in Interdisciplinary Arts has been suspended temporarily due to budget restrictions, and no new students are being admitted into it beginning with the Fall 1996 semester. Contact the department for further information.
Units Social/Cultural Studies 3 One course from: IAC 315 Self and Others IAC 380 New Directions in the Arts: Expression and Social Change Critical Thinking/Writing 3 One course from: IAC 320 Contemporary Writing in the Arts IAC 370 Arts and Artists of San Francisco Creative Applications 3 One course from: IAC 300 Creative Intersections: New Forms and Processes IAC 301 Introduction to Computers as Arts Media IAC 307 Collaborative Ideas and Processes in the Arts Culminating Project Prerequisites 0-6 Up to six additional units in applied and/or theory courses may be required prior to first time enrollment in the culminating project if deficiencies in readiness are determined based upon the proficiency review required the term before enroll- ment in IAC 400. Culminating Creative/Scholarly Project 6 IAC 400 Synthesis: Culminating Interdisciplinary Arts Project (3) [must be repeated in two semester sequence]
Historical/Critical Studies in the Arts 6 Courses selected on advisement in historical (three units) and critical/theoretical (three units) areas in art, broadcast, cinema, dance, design, inter-arts, music, theatre arts. At least three units must include twentieth century ideas in an art form. Studio/Lab/Applications in Single Arts Discipline 6 Courses selected on advisement in a single studio/lab/applied arts discipline (painting, dance, piano, acting, etc.). On-Advisement Culminating Project Support Courses 13 Additional courses in creative arts and related social, critical, ideational, historical, and applied areas selected on advisement; taken near to or during time of culmi- nating project and directly contributing to ideas and methodologies applicable to the project. Total 40-46
In addition to meeting university application requirements and deadlines, applicants must submit an application to the M.A. graduate program adviser in Interdisciplinary Arts, Inter-Arts Center, which includes:
Units IAC 700 Arts as Experience: Practice and Theory 3 IAC 707 Collaborative Processes in the Arts 3 IAC 710 Seminar in Interdisciplinary Arts Theory and Criticism 3 One course selected from the following: 3 IAC 301 Introduction to Computers as Arts Media IAC 720 Alternative Documentary Forms IAC 734 New Creative Applications in Media Technology Two courses selected from the following 6 IAC 730 Narrative and Interactive Expression IAC 731 Intersections: Sound, Media, Text, Context IAC 732 Intersections: Image, Media, Text, Context IAC 733 Intersections: Performance, Media, Text, Context IAC 740 Arts Law, Economics, Survival One of the following: 3 IAC 894 Creative Work Project IAC 898 Master's Thesis Supporting upper division or graduate courses in creative arts and/or campuswide areas of study chosen in consultation with the graduate program adviser 9 Minimum total 30An SP grade in IAC 894 or 898 requires enrollment through Extended Learning in three units of IAC 899 each subsequent semester until the SP grade is resolved.
In addition to meeting university application requirements and deadlines, applicants must submit an application to the M.A. program adviser in Creativity and Arts Education, Inter-Arts Center, which includes:
Units IAC 707 Collaborative Processes in the Arts 3 IAC 800 Creativity: Individual and Cultural Change 3 IAC 850 Creativity: Education, Community, Culture (3 each) 6 IAC 850 requirement includes two courses from the following topics: New Directions in Arts Education Stimulating Creativity/Aesthetic Awareness The Arts and Cultural Communications Arts Education, Cultural Change, Media Technology One of the following: 3 IAC 894 Creative Work Project IAC 898 Master's Thesis Supporting upper division and/or graduate courses selected on advisement in pro- fessional education, creative arts, and/or other disciplines that tangibly contribute to student's professional goal 15 Minimum total 30An SP grade in IAC 894 or 898 requires enrollment through Extended Learning in three units of IAC 899 each subsequent semester until the SP grade is resolved.
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