Writing for Jazz Students
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Level: Undergraduate
Division: Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts
Department: Lang College
Course Number: LFYW 1300
Course Format: Lecture
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
In this writing-intensive course for students at The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music, we will consider how art is often shaped by culture and then goes on to shift culture. How as artists do we transform individual experience into societal contribution? How can examining works of art inspire us to create our own? How can writing be both an art form as well as a public forum? This class is designed to develop ideas through reading and writing across a range of expository and creative styles. We will engage with various forms of artistic media including memoirs, sound poetry, dystopian fictions, visual art, performance art, and dance. Theoretical essays and digital publications will inform our understanding of contemporary public issues such as gender, race, sexuality, and class. Students will write, workshop, and revise within three distinct academic essay progressions that will synthesize the cultural content and expressive structures of our course materials.
Course Open to: Degree Students with Restrictions


Open to School of Jazz & Contemp Music students.


Open to Undergraduate students.


Open to Freshman students.