Joseph Adam Milutis
Provides focused study and production in a specific area of media arts and practice. Recommended: BISMCS 343.
Experimental Writing This workshop will provide a space to explore and create various forms of experimental writing, which may include concrete, visual, and sound poetry; experimental narrative; conceptual poetics; historical avant-garde and new media work. There will be various writing and performative exercises, which will be workshopped; a media/performance piece; and a final project which can be a chapbook of conceptually related work or a extension of the media piece.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
writing-seminar style. Students should be ready for a high level of participation, interaction, and creation. Students should have some independence of vision and direction, as the assignment requirements will be broadly drawn. Writing assignments, workshopped on a weekly basis, will be central to the class, as well as readings of significant related writers. Students will be introduced to, and must be comfortable with, media technologies. However, the majority of assigned work will be written (however, a student may ch oose to do media-oriented projects for any of the given assignments.)
It is highly suggested that students have taken at least one creative writing class, and/or have confidence in their writing ability. It is also highly suggested that students have taken at least one media-oriented class, or have confidence with computer applications.
Class assignments and grading
At least 50% of the class grade will be determined by the art you produce. Other assignments may include written responses for readings and class presentations. Everyone is expected to participate in class discussions and crits.