A Core Lab: Topics in 4D offers a focused investigation into a single topic. The topic can be, for example, focused simply on one specific techniques or materials such as HD video, Performance Strategies or 3-D Animation, or can allow for hybrid practices or context-driven strategies such as Public Engagement, Narrative Video or Performance in Video. It can also take on larger themes such as Feminist Performance Practice or The Power of the Gaze in Video. The topics class will allow students to explore the respective areas in more focus and depth, through research-based studio work. Reading in this class is seen as an integral part of students studio practice.