Graduate Department Crawl

Graduate depARTment Crawl kick-off social at CBPA
Introductions at the Center for Book and Paper Arts – Photo: Michelle Graves

Last Thursday, students and faculty from the Interdisciplinary Arts, Music Composition for the Screen and Film and Video departments got together to see what other students are working on. The event was part of the Graduate Admissions & Services Office’s Graduate depARTment Crawl, a new program to enable students from different MFA programs to meet and perhaps collaborate with one another.

The evening started with a kick-off social in the Book and Paper Gallery. Steve Woodall, Director of the Center for Book & Paper Arts invited anyone interested to make an appointment to tour the center’s studios.

Next up was the Film and Video department, which presented in the Film Row Cinema. Graduate Program Director Wenhwa Ts’ao discussed the program and fielded questions. Current graduate student Brian Wiebe presented a piece entitled, “Monster Flu.”

The crawl continued with the Music Composition for the Screen department. Second-year students Rachel and Kevin screened samples of their work. The director of the department, Andy Hill, explained that students in the program learn to score music for film, video games, performance, dance, or any other kind of movement. Students interested in working with the student composers should e-mail Andy Hill.

Maggie Puckett presents her work at the Graduate depARTment Crawl
Maggie Puckett presenting her work – Photo: Michelle Graves

The last presentation of the event was from Interdisciplinary Arts. Clif Meador and Jeanine Mellinger invited students to take classes in our department and handed out a list of classes that can be taken without any pre-requisite. Third-year students Maggie Puckett (Book & Paper) and Nick Sagan (Media) presented their work.

The evening finished with a closing reception with complimentary drinks and food. Students got a chance to meet, talk about their programs and possibilities for collaboration.