PMA 3350

PMA 3350

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2021-2022.

Formally titled "technosomakinesics," this class works to expand the specific aesthetics related to dance as embodied performance. Included in the process is the analysis of built environments that both inspire and are designed to be inhabited by these disciplines. This studio course explores the resulting neoperformance forms being created within the range of digital media processing; such as gallery installations, multimedia dance-theatre, personal interactive media (games and digital art) and web projects. Computer-imaging and sound-production programs are examined and used in the class work (human form-animation software, vocal recording and digital editing, digital-imaging tools. The new context of digital performance raises questions concerning the use of traditional lighting, set, costume, and sound-design techniques that are examined as they are repositioned by digital-translation tools with the goal of creating experimental and/or conceptual multimedia performance and/or installation work. Theoretical texts on dance and theatrical performance, film studies, the dynamic social body, architecture, and digital technology are also used to support conceptual creative work.

When Offered Spring.

Distribution Category (LA-AS, ALC-AS)
Course Subfield (AU)

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: PMA 4350VISST 3758VISST 4758

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6951 PMA 3350   STU 501

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Rotational in person attendance to be determined by instructor.