Where artistry and new media intersect.
This concentration embraces cross-disciplinary opportunities to blend performance with multiple media. Students interested in video, web, social media, writing, music, theatre, and performance will find opportunities to integrate these multiple media to create a range of work. Students will explore emerging media technologies and learn to work across media platforms to create their own content and individual modes of expression. Classes cover a range of theatre and media topics and include production opportunities in producing webisodes, working with mobile media, video memoirs, digital video activism, documentary and experimental film. This concentration prepares students to be the next generation of media and performance professionals skilled in the integration of media and theatre arts.
Students acquire skills in video, sound and web production and explore emerging media technologies to create their own content and individual modes of expression across media platforms. Classes cover a range of theatre and media topics and include production opportunities in producing webisodes, working with mobile media, video memoirs, digital video activism, documentary and experimental film.
Students in the Performance & Digital Media concentration connect to the digital arts scene in New York City through internships, field trips and projects with innovative companies in the field including 3LD Art & Technology Center, The Wooster Group, Builder’s Association, The Kitchen, Ridge Theatre, Brooklyn BRIC, Performa Festival, and many other sites. This concentration prepares students to be the next generation of media and performance professionals skilled in the integration of media and theatre arts. Students are not eligible to audition for the Department of Theatre Arts Mainstage productions, but are eligible for student Directing Projects (upon completion of the Intro to Acting for Majors course), and Communication Arts film and video projects.
Note that three BA Theatre Arts concentrations do not require an interview or audition for acceptance into the program. These are the concentrations in Performance & Digital Media, Writing for the Stage, and Theatre Studies. The Department requires an interview only if students would like to be considered for a competitive scholarship. Please visit Acceptd to upload your required material for scholarship consideration. These concentrations are a strong complement the College’s English, History, and Communications Arts majors, should a student wish to consider a double major.
Performance & Digital Media Concentration: 18 credits
THTR/COMM 207: Intro to Lighting & Art Direction for Film & Video
DANC/COMM 216: Digital Sound Design
COMM 225: Web Workshop
COMM 233: Video Workshop
THTR 101: Theatre Games & Improvisation
THTR 122: Intro to Acting for Majors
THTR 221: Performing with Digital Media
One of the following:
COMM 300: Special Topics in Creative Media
COMM 326: Producing for Creative Media
COMM 347: Mobile Media
COMM /MUS 349: Projects in Digital Sound
COMM 359: Themes in Video (including Webisodes, Digital Memoirs, Web Video Activism, Experimental Film, Fiction Narratives)
THTR 412: History & Theory of New Media in Performance