Marginalia, Graduate Blog

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

Bittersweet Endings and Hopeful beginnings

Lake Huron

Lake Huron

It’s crazy to believe that an entire year has gone by. Having just recently completed our summer semester, it was a bittersweet ending to our first official year at Columbia College Chicago. Our lives have been filled with so many endings this semester, but with endings comes very hopeful beginnings. I can’t wait to see what my second year in the Dance/Movement Therapy & Counseling program has in store for me!

Bittersweet Endings and Hopeful beginnings

It’s crazy to believe that an entire year has gone by. Having just recently completed our summer semester, it was a bittersweet ending to our first official year at Columbia …

Dance/Movement Therapy & Counseling MA Kaity Sinke, kaitysinke@gmail.com
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

Columbia College Hustle

Action

Action

I think it’s time for me to come up with a new mantra. I mean, it can’t hurt to have words to go back to that will drive and inspire you. At first I was thinking of something like “Keep it Real” however, that’s so early 2000’s. Then I batted around “The Right Stuff” but that made no sense. Then it came to me. Ever since the Oscar’s, I’ve been haunted by an image of a balding Christian Bale wearing a fat 70’s tie. The film is called American Hustle, with hustle being the operative word. As filmmakers, that’s what we do…hustle. So my new mantra is “Columbia College Hustle.”

Columbia College Hustle

Hustling is one of the things I admire most about Columbia College Chicago students. They don’t wait. They make opportunities.

Film & Video - Cinema Directing MFA Bubba Murray, james.murray2@loop.colum.edu
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605