Marginalia, Graduate Blog

The Final Count Down!

by Justin Botz

I’m enjoying this Chicago summer. It’s my favorite time of year in the city. So much is happening and because I’m not in classes I have time to enjoy some …

The Final Count Down!

I’m enjoying this Chicago summer. It’s my favorite time of year in the city. So much is happening and because I’m not in classes I have time to enjoy some …

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

Why Columbia?

by Steph Jurusz

You may remember my previous two posts where I discussed why I decided to pursue graduate studies and my grad school application process. Today, I’ll discuss why I picked Columbia …

Why Columbia?

You may remember my previous two posts where I discussed why I decided to pursue graduate studies and my grad school application process. Today, I’ll discuss why I picked Columbia …

Creative Writing - Nonfiction MFA Steph Jurusz, stephanie.jurusz@loop.colum.edu
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

Writing Never Leaves You

by Parker Stockman

I’m trying to finish this thesis. And by finish, I mean finish a draft of the novel to revise and then revise again, and maybe again and again. I am …

Writing Never Leaves You

I’m trying to finish this thesis. And by finish, I mean finish a draft of the novel to revise and then revise again, and maybe again and again. I am …

Creative Writing - Fiction MFA Parker Stockman, parker.stockman@loop.colum.edu
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

2014 Thesis Extravaganza

by Justin Botz

It’s that time of year again, for the Interdisciplinary Arts Thesis Exhibition and performances! For the last year each of the artists exhibiting have been working tirelessly to get ready …

2014 Thesis Extravaganza

It’s that time of year again, for the Interdisciplinary Arts Thesis Exhibition and performances! For the last year each of the artists exhibiting have been working tirelessly to get ready …

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

ONE LAST MIDNIGHT: A THESIS AND A DOUBLE MURDER

by Daniel Scott Parker

Tuesday night I watched True Detective for research. Yesterday I submitted the final draft of my thesis. Today I slept in. If I could say that in Latin, I would. …

ONE LAST MIDNIGHT: A THESIS AND A DOUBLE MURDER

Tuesday night I watched True Detective for research. Yesterday I submitted the final draft of my thesis. Today I slept in. If I could say that in Latin, I would. …

Daniel Scott Parker MFA Poetry Daniel Scott Parker, danielsparker@gmail.com
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

Thesis Update

by Parker Stockman

Today, I thought I’d update my readers on my thesis. I’m 150 pages in or so, and I was a bit stuck recently. I just wasn’t feeling motivated, so I …

Thesis Update

Today, I thought I’d update my readers on my thesis. I’m 150 pages in or so, and I was a bit stuck recently. I just wasn’t feeling motivated, so I …

Creative Writing - Fiction MFA Parker Stockman, parker.stockman@loop.colum.edu
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

Boyhood

by Conor O'Farrell

Mine and Emily’s thesis film Boyhood is in the finishing stages. In layman’s terms, that means the picture edit is locked, the sound design and coloring are underway, and the …

Boyhood

Mine and Emily’s thesis film Boyhood is in the finishing stages. In layman’s terms, that means the picture edit is locked, the sound design and coloring are underway, and the …

Cinema Art + Science - Creative Producing Conor O'Farrell, conor.ofarrell@loop.colum.edu
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

WRAPPING UP IN WARP SPEED: AWP & PREPARING FOR THE JUMP

by Daniel Scott Parker

Whoever said you can only yolo once was wrong. Last Tuesday morning I missed my flight to Seattle. The United Airlines attendant told me the next available flight wasn’t until …

WRAPPING UP IN WARP SPEED: AWP & PREPARING FOR THE JUMP

Whoever said you can only yolo once was wrong. Last Tuesday morning I missed my flight to Seattle. The United Airlines attendant told me the next available flight wasn’t until …

Daniel Scott Parker MFA Poetry Daniel Scott Parker, danielsparker@gmail.com
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

The Beginning of the End

by Conor O'Farrell

It’s a rousing time; two weeks of class remain before the move to Los Angeles; we’ve made a breakthrough in drafting one of my feature projects; we’re about to enter …

The Beginning of the End

It’s a rousing time; two weeks of class remain before the move to Los Angeles; we’ve made a breakthrough in drafting one of my feature projects; we’re about to enter …

Cinema Art + Science - Creative Producing Conor O'Farrell, conor.ofarrell@loop.colum.edu
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

Lights, Camera, Thesis!

by Bubba Murray

I enjoy mingling with professors and classmates I haven’t had the opportunity to speak with during the semester. And as a struggling artist you need to follow the free food.

Lights, Camera, Thesis!

I enjoy mingling with professors and classmates I haven’t had the opportunity to speak with during the semester. And as a struggling artist you need to follow the free food.

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

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