Public Engagement

Moving Image Arts Minor

  • Moving Image Arts

    The undergraduate minor in Moving Image Arts and Experimental Practices integrates theory and practice in the creation of moving image work that encompasses experimental film and video (such as poetic, personal, animated, and experimental documentary), new media, and time-based installation work. Students take studio courses in emulsion-based filmmaking, digital video production, and new media alongside interdisciplinary theory and history courses in experimental film and video, art cinema, and contemporary art. Through its emphasis on formal and aesthetic experimentation and expression in a variety of moving image media, the minor prepares students to produce moving image work for a variety of exhibition contexts including museums, galleries, mobile devices, public art projects, and non-traditional film spaces.

    Course availability may vary from semester to semester. Some courses may be in development and offered at a later time. Students seeking to pursue alternative coursework to fulfill the minor should consult with their advisors.

    Eligibility

    Minors are available to undergraduate students across The New School except those students at Lang and in the Bachelor’s Program for Adults and Transfer Students who are completing a self-designed BA or BS in Liberal Arts, who are not permitted to declare minors. For students at Lang or in the Bachelor’s Program for Adults and Transfer Students who are interested in pursuing deeper study of this subject area, opportunities are available through the self-designed major in Liberal Arts. To explore this, contact an academic advisor or read more information about self-designed options for Lang or the Bachelor’s Program for Adults and Transfer Students.

    Learning Outcomes

    A student who has completed this minor should be able to demonstrate:

    • Familiarity with emulsion-based cinematography
    • Proficiency in digital filmmaking techniques and tools and applications for adaptations from analog
    • A developed personal voice
    • Active engagement with the experimental film and media community in New York City
    • Facility working with techniques including direct non-camera techniques, hand processing, using the optical printer, and pinhole cinematography
    • Appreciation of modes of cinematic expression beyond conventional narrative forms, including personal film, poetic modes of expression, animation, and experimental documentary
    • Ability to contextualize his or her own work in conversation with the history of experimental and avant-garde film art

    Curriculum

    Subject Area Sample Courses Credits
    Core Courses One of the following studio courses:

    NFLM 3520 Recycled Images and Non-Camera Filmmaking
    NFLM 3631 The Innovative Camera:  Experiments in 16mm Filmmaking
    NFLM 3700 Digital Video Production

    One of the following seminar courses:

    LCST 3618 Experimental Film:  Sites and Spaces
    LCST 4027 Film and Video Art
    NFLM 3246 Exploding Eye: Avant-Garde and the Moving Image

    6-7 credits
    Elective Courses Two of the following studio courses:

    NFLM 3660 Filmmaking Studio I
    NFLM 3520 Recycled Images and Non-Camera Filmmaking
    NFLM 3631 The Innovative Camera:  Experiments in 16mm Filmmaking
    NFLM 3700 Digital Video Production
    NFLM 3511 Advanced Experimental Film Workshop
    PSAM 1050 Introduction to Photography
    PSAM 2440 Motion Concepts
    PSAM 2800 Photo Processes: Alternative Formats
    PSAM 2301 Introduction to Animation
    PSAM 2605 CG Modeling 1
    PSAM 3606 CG Modeling  2
    PSAM 3808 Photography as Expanded Media
    Or an advisor-approved alternative course.

    Two for the following seminar courses:

    LCST 3111 Animation and Spectatorship
    LCST 3618 Experimental Film: Sites and Spaces
    LCST 4027 Film and Video Art
    LCST 3107 Intimate Film Cultures
    LVIS 2003 History of the Electronic Image
    LVIS 2201 Anthology Film Archives: Living History of Moving Image Arts
    LVIS 2203 New York's Visual Art Scenes
    LVIS 3001 Methods of Art History and Visual Studies
    PLVS 4008 No Wave Film and Television
    Or an advisor-approved alternative course.
    12-14 credits

    Students must earn a grade of C or higher in all courses taken for the minor.

    For questions regarding this minor's curriculum, including requests for course substitutions, please contact Lana Lin, chair, at linl@newschool.edu.

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