The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the integration of various visual and audio technologies (media) into live performance. The course will also explore the emerging phenomenon of hybrid creative practices that utilize media and technology to further expand 21st century theatrical storytelling. Discussion of the historical and theoretical context of contemporary mixed media performance will be combined with an orientation to the available technologies found at Swarthmore and beyond. The course will include the conceptualization and preparation of a series of individual studio assignments that culminate into a larger final project. This course is designed to serve all students regardless of prior experience in theatrical production or media. An emphasis will be placed on conceptual ideas and storytelling through media (as we collectively define it).
- Teacher: Matthew Saunders