COPA
6310

Artists as Activists

College of Performing Arts: Coll of Performing Arts

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Graduate Course
Degree Students (with Restrictions)
Artists as Activists
Fall 2024
Taught By: Emily Berry and Daniel Roumain
Section: A

CRN: 12010

Credits: 2

The role of the artist has always varied from performer, composer, author, and scholar, to administrator, community organizer, social entrepreneur, and activist. From John Cage to Nina Simone to Jawole Willa Jo Zollar to Kendrick Lamar, artists and their work both inform and reflect the joys, dreams, nightmares, and horrors of our ever dense and intermingled world. This course will offer contributors (as an alternate to the word “student”, let’s refer to one another as “contributors”, all of us contributing—-equally—-to a classroom of ideas) a survey and analysis of selected works by major artists and activists, and the complex artistic, social, and cultural impact of the artist as activist. Contributors will have the opportunity to attend and view the work of world-class activist artists; engage in discussions and an interview process with them; learn how to contextualize their own work within a personal, appropriate, activist dialogue; and present an in-class performance for their peers, based on their current work. Required readings, contemporary performance practices, and aspects of social entrepreneurship, will be included. This class is engaging, discussion-based, and will always be relevant to your ideas, art, craft, and career. This course fulfills the requirement for Graduate Seminar for MM students.

College: College of Performing Arts (CO)

Department: Coll of Performing Arts (COPA)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 12

Add/Drop Deadline: September 3, 2024 (Tuesday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: October 16, 2024 (Wednesday)

Seats Available: No

Status: Waitlist*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 11:06am EDT 5/26/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Wednesday
Times: 4:00pm - 6:30pm
Building: Arnhold Hall 55 W13th
Room: 353
Date Range: 8/26/2024 - 11/3/2024
Artists as Activists
Spring 2024
Taught By: Emily Berry and Daniel Roumain
Section: A

CRN: 12100

Credits: 2

The role of the artist has always varied from performer, composer, author, and scholar, to administrator, community organizer, social entrepreneur, and activist. From John Cage to Nina Simone to Jawole Willa Jo Zollar to Kendrick Lamar, artists and their work both inform and reflect the joys, dreams, nightmares, and horrors of our ever dense and intermingled world. This course will offer contributors (as an alternate to the word “student”, let’s refer to one another as “contributors”, all of us contributing—-equally—-to a classroom of ideas) a survey and analysis of selected works by major artists and activists, and the complex artistic, social, and cultural impact of the artist as activist. Contributors will have the opportunity to attend and view the work of world-class activist artists; engage in discussions and an interview process with them; learn how to contextualize their own work within a personal, appropriate, activist dialogue; and present an in-class performance for their peers, based on their current work. Required readings, contemporary performance practices, and aspects of social entrepreneurship, will be included. This class is engaging, discussion-based, and will always be relevant to your ideas, art, craft, and career. This course fulfills the requirement for Graduate Seminar for MM students.

College: College of Performing Arts (CO)

Department: Coll of Performing Arts (COPA)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 16

Add/Drop Deadline: January 31, 2024 (Wednesday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: March 19, 2024 (Tuesday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 11:08am EDT 5/26/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Wednesday
Times: 4:00pm - 6:30pm
Building: Arnhold Hall 55 W13th
Room: 350
Date Range: 1/22/2024 - 4/7/2024