Projects: Oral History

Schools of Public Engagement: Media Studies

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Graduate Course

Degree Students

Projects: Oral History

Fall 2019

Taught By: Suzanne Snider

Section: A

CRN: 4156

Credits: 3

Along with the rise of of radio documentary and podcasts, oral history has emerged as a flexible and ethical documentary practice with a wide range of outcomes: documentary, human rights work, visual art and brand strategy, to name a few. This hands-on workshop will involve recording, interviewing, and archiving tutorials as well as an eclectic survey of oral history-based work found in museums, magazines, films, public health reports, and theater spaces. Theoretical readings draw from oral history as well as adjacent fields (psychoanalysis, trauma studies, ethnomusicology), as we articulate what, specifically, makes oral history different from all other interview approaches, and how we can use it to draw out even the most reticent interviewees. This workshop is well suited for those interested in multimedia journalism, social advocacy, narrative nonfiction, and for documentarians of all stripes who want to learn new approaches to interviewing/storytelling.

This is a hybrid seminar/production course as may be counted as either designation toward a student’s degree. Media Studies courses are open to all graduate students. Undergraduate Juniors and Seniors with permission from the instructor and BA/MA Media studies students should email mediastudiesadvising@newschool.edu for access.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Media Studies (NMDS)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 20

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: 10:00pm 3/21/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday

Times: 4:00pm - 6:40pm

Building: 6 East 16th Street

Room: 611

Date Range: 8/27/2019 - 12/10/2019