Kanta A Kochhar
Investigates relationships between the study and making of art. Explores connections among written, visual, and performance arts and engages their intellectual, social, and aesthetic dimensions.
In this course we will investigate the significance of contemporary interdisciplinary arts, with particular emphasis on cross-disciplinary artistic research, related work in performance, and collaboration. The course is divided in four sections: 1) a broad introduction to “what is interdisciplinary arts,” 2) a themed section on “water,” 3) a themed section on “home,” and 4) an application section. Each section will culminate in a student design assignment that combines interdisciplinary art making and research into one process.
This course will be of particular interest for a wide range of students, including, but not limited to, those interested in learning more about arts, cultures, and contexts; those interested in learning about the research and problem solving approaches of arts-based work; and those interested in the applications of the arts to media technology, engineering, and urban design. The course will overlap in focus with a symposium on "Performance And." As part of that overlap, students will be asked to display part of their designs for sections 1 and 2 at the "Performance And" Symposium.
Please contact Prof Kochhar for further detail. KKochhar@uwb.edu
Student learning goals
1. A history of Interdisciplinary Arts
2. An understanding of the application of InterArts for specific themes
3. An introduction to studio practices in making work in InterArts
4. The development of a skill set in InterArts that can be applied to student(s) areas of interest
General method of instruction
Class Structure: 40% theory, history, context. 60% studio workshop.
No prior experience in the arts is required. However, a strong interest in learning about the InterArts and about related collaboration, research, arts-making practices, and the application of this work is.
Also, curiosity and interest in learning by doing.
Class assignments and grading
Participation, Reading, Short paper assignments that display evidence of reading and related class discussion. The creation and completion of 4 design assignments. Final Exam: An Arts Map.
Participation 25%, Reading, Short paper assignments that display evidence of reading and related class discussion 20%. The creation and completion of 4 design assignments 10% each. Final Exam: An Arts Map 15%.