Sophomore Seminars

Art in the Metropolis

ARTSINST 11Q
Please note: The NY Arts Immersion trip and affiliated Spring Quarter IntroSem are on hold as of October 8, 2021.

This seminar is offered in conjunction with the annual "Arts Immersion" trip to New York that takes place over spring break and is organized by the Stanford Arts Institute. Participation in the trip (tentatively March 19 – March 26, 2022) is a requirement for taking part in the seminar (and vice versa). The trip is designed to provide a group of students with the opportunity to immerse themselves in the cultural life of New York City, guided by Professor Jean Ma. Students will experience a broad range and variety of art forms (visual arts, theater, opera, dance, etc.) and will meet with prominent arts administrators and practitioners, some of whom are Stanford alumni.

In the seminar, we will reflect on the plethora of experiences the trip affords and develop individual projects related to particular works of art, exhibitions, and performances encountered during the stay in New York. The urban setting in which the various forms of art are created, presented, and received will form a special point of focus. A principal aim of the seminar will be to develop aesthetic sensibilities through writing critically about the art that interests and engages us. After developing their projects with the seminar leader and instructors from other art departments, students will have a chance to present their work in the symposium with which the course will conclude.

The Arts Immersion trip is subsidized by an Arts Institute endowment, but students are responsible for a portion of travel costs. Financial aid is available.

THIS SEMINAR HAS A SPECIAL APPLICATION PROCESS AND DEADLINE THAT WILL BE SHARED HERE AND ON THE ARTS IMMERSION WEBSITE Soon. stay tuned!

 

 

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