Marginalia, Graduate Blog

On-Site: Study Abroad

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Essentially the 360 degree view of the region.

Columbia’s graduate photography students are blessed with an opportunity to study abroad in Ireland, as I’ve stated in previous posts. However, I wasn’t prepared for how beautiful Ireland was actually going to be in January. The tiny town of Ballyvaughan is home, by the ocean, in front of the most biodiverse region in Ireland. There is a small grocer, cheaper, in some cases, than stores in the United States. The town is covered in ancient buildings, a church and lots of ivy.

On-Site: Study Abroad

Columbia’s graduate photography students are blessed with an opportunity to study abroad in Ireland, as I’ve stated in previous posts. However, I wasn’t prepared for how beautiful Ireland was actually going to be in …

Photography, MFA Whit Forrester, whit.forrester@gmail.com
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

Art Basel Miami 2015

 

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I am pleased to announce that I was invited by Edgezones to go back to Basel this year and perform in their PerforMIA festival.  I cleared it with my professors to get permisssion first, and am happy to report that the experience at Basel is very mixed.

Art Basel Miami 2015

  I am pleased to announce that I was invited by Edgezones to go back to Basel this year and perform in their PerforMIA festival.  I cleared it with my …

Photography, MFA Whit Forrester, whit.forrester@gmail.com
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

It’s The Most Stressful Time Of The Year

The leaves have all finally fallen, the air is crisp and the sounds of jingle bells are ringing through the air.

With all that loveliness swirling around, is it time to relax?

In a word…

Yeah.

Yeah.

It’s The Most Stressful Time Of The Year

The leaves have all finally fallen, the air is crisp and the sounds of jingle bells are ringing through the air. With all that loveliness swirling around, is it time …

Journalism, MA Elaine Rojas-Castillo, erojascastillo@gmail.com
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

Howard Shore Master Class

Hello Everyone!

I’m going to start this blog post off with a very wonderful video of our Master class at Columbia College with Howard Shore. The class in it’s entirety is shown above! Take a look at the inside scoop of how Howard Shore (composer of Lord of the Rings/ so many other films) works on a film, what his process is, and what his advice may be to aspiring composers!

Howard Shore Master Class

Hello Everyone! I’m going to start this blog post off with a very wonderful video of our Master class at Columbia College with Howard Shore. The class in it’s entirety …

Music Composition for the Screen, MFA Katrina Zemrak, info@katrinazemrak.com
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

Affinity In The Tall Grasses of California

5 cannabis drying in the trim room with halloweens leftovers

In 2011 I started working on a project that was looking at the connections between Medical Cannabis and HIV and AIDS, specifically at the queer contribution to the movements for legal access to Cannabis.

Affinity In The Tall Grasses of California

In 2011 I started working on a project that was looking at the connections between Medical Cannabis and HIV and AIDS, specifically at the queer contribution to the movements for …

Photography, MFA Whit Forrester, whit.forrester@gmail.com
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

Farewell

 

Since the beginning of 2014, I have had the pleasure of being the ambassador for the MFA Music Composition for the Screen Program. It was a great experience communicating with prospective students, attending school events, getting to know the other ambassadors and staff, and writing this blog. I moved to LA two months ago for the semester in LA, graduated from my program after two years of study, and just recently found work assisting a Hollywood composer. My classmates and I have come a long way since starting the program in 2013. I very am excited to see what our futures hold.

Farewell

  Since the beginning of 2014, I have had the pleasure of being the ambassador for the MFA Music Composition for the Screen Program. It was a great experience communicating …

Music Composition for the Screen MFA Logan Stahley, unhello@gmail.com
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

Spring in January

"GIVE" Fubiz.net

“GIVE” Fubiz.net

I have a confession to make. These classes this Spring are REALLY rocking my ocean. I mean, I have painstakingly awaited January 26, 2015, for exactly these two classes. Moodle was multitudinously checked (yes, I believe I made up a word). The articles posted there were read. Yes, there was enthusiasm friends. AND I also took notes!

Spring in January

I have a confession to make. These classes this Spring are REALLY rocking my ocean. I mean, I have painstakingly awaited January 26, 2015, for exactly these two classes. Moodle …

Interdisciplinary Arts MA Jennifer Ligaya, jennifer.ligaya@loop.colum.edu
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

Now Featuring: Sarah Conley

Sarah and I on set, dressing the talent.

As part of a little project I want to do, I’ve been reaching out to some of the most promising classmates of my year to discuss their lives, inspirations, and motives as an artist. This is a very exciting opportunity, not only because all of my classmates are extremely busy with upcoming projects, but also because this is a chance to be introduced to the upcoming talent in our field. Sarah Conley, a current MFA Directing student, is the perfect example of someone who has taken her time at Columbia College Chicago and made the most of it, especially when it comes to advancing her artistic aspirations and her career.

Now Featuring: Sarah Conley

As part of a little project I want to do, I’ve been reaching out to some of the most promising classmates of my year to discuss their lives, inspirations, and …

Cinema Art + Science - Cinema Directing MFA Chelsea Rowan, chelsea.rowan@loop.colum.edu
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

Student Profile: Kellen Walker

The Interdisciplinary arts and Media M.F.A. program attracts a wonderfully talented and creatively diverse group of students. The program itself encourages its students to approach interdisciplinarity as a fluid term, which as our department website suggests, “may mean grounding artwork in research, tools or techniques from disciplines outside the field of art, collaborating with other artists or non-artists, or creating artwork that is itself interdisciplinary.” Third-yera MFA candidate Kellen Walker is a wonderful example of this fluid understanding of what an interdisciplinary practice can be.

Student Profile: Kellen Walker

The Interdisciplinary arts and Media M.F.A. program attracts a wonderfully talented and creatively diverse group of students. The program itself encourages its students to approach interdisciplinarity as a fluid term, …

Interdisciplinary Arts & Media MFA Justin Botz, justin.botz@loop.colum.edu
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

Forgotten Future: The Education Project at COLLABORACTION

The Program for Forgotten Future (Photo Credit: Joshua Robinson)

The Program for Forgotten Future (Photo Credit: Joshua Robinson)

I recently went to see, “Forgotten Future: The Education Project” at the Collaboraction theater space. The set up was an immersive theater experience, if not a slightly interactive one, outlining the troubles of the Chicago Public School system, and the broader arena of public schools nationally. The dichotomy of strife between public schools seems to be put in stark contrast by two lines, “There was blood and casings still on the pavement,” says the character Mrs. Tate (played by Ebony Joy), and another from a star overstressed student, “Northside is the best, and I have to go to the best,” exclaims Lauren Perry (played by Leah Aberman, a 7th-grader at Lane Tech Academic Center). The intricacies of the public school system’s failings and successes are outlined artfully with a combination of projected information, a straightforward and well-executed classroom style set, and inspired performances.

Forgotten Future: The Education Project at COLLABORACTION

I recently went to see, “Forgotten Future: The Education Project” at the Collaboraction theater space. The set up was an immersive theater experience, if not a slightly interactive one, outlining …

Business & Entrepreneurship MAM Joshua C. Robinson, JoshuaCDRobinson@gmail.com
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605