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2016-2017 University Catalog 
2016-2017 University Catalog [Archived Catalogue]

UACC 227 Collaborative Studio: Deadline: News Feed

1.5 - 3 credits undefined hours
200 level undergraduate course

Deadline: News Feed is a fast-paced workshop where students talk back to the news, social media and world events using an exotic array of tools and talents. Working in small groups, you’ll get to collaborate with gifted artists from other schools and majors at UArts, and join forces to create artworks based on events happening right now in the news and social media. This isn’t just reflexive talk back; you’ll have studied and understood underlying the issues you tackle and be ready to react powerfully and be heard. Explain something no one understands in a song, recreate Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan as an installation environment, confront a famous bully on Twitter using devastating humor, build a campaign to escape the news! Recreate yourself as another gender and take on bigots … while dancing(!), project your manifesto on a wall in downtown Philly, reenact a famous news event with your own group of players … and a different ending. You’ll be the smartest person in the room or at any party. In free ranging classes you’ll get to test ideas and create works for each other that you’ll refine and show in the classroom and beyond. Have a improvisational spirit, a quick wit and a willingness to play with others. We’ll make something important while having more fun than anyone else on campus. In the end, you’ll realize you can speak up and make yourself heard in the world. All you need is information, your talent and some smart friends.

Collaborative Studio engages students in cross-disciplinary and collaborative processes utilizing cooperative, interdisciplinary techniques and approaches to generate collaborative student processes and projects.

Requires completion of 24 credits
This course is not repeatable for credit.