Tech Workshop: The Art of Interviewing

Schools of Public Engagement: Communication

Non-Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Tech Workshop: Interviewing

Spring 2020

Taught By: Suzanne Snider

Section: A

CRN: 5525

Credits: 1

Embracing a range of media and motives with which students are working, we will explore the art of the interview as a social, somatic and technical practice through hands-on training. This immersive workshop will include listening exercises, equipment tutorials, project design, ethical case studies and discussion. We'll critique examples of powerful interview-based work across media that emphasize the interview process as well as possible outcomes. These examples (photography, video, radio documentary and print) will serve as inspiration for students' work. In building our eclectic skill set, we will readily borrow from adjacent fields (psychoanalysis, oral history, and acoustic ecology among others) to explore a range of relevant topics including trauma, insider-outsider dynamics, reciprocity, collaborative analysis, and the power of silence. Students should be prepared to complete at least one interview outside of class during this three-day workshop.

This course is open to BPATS BA/BS Media Studies, BA/BS Liberal Arts, and minor in Film Production students only. All other undergraduate students may request permission three (3) weeks before the start of the course by emailing

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Communication (NCOM)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Max Enrollment: 7

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment status information is updated every five 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: 9:17am 9/21/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Times: 12:00pm - 6:00pm

Building: 6 East 16th Street

Room: 609/610

Date Range: 4/24/2020 - 4/26/2020