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Sarah Lawrence College (SLC Visual Arts Program)




Sarah Lawrence is a coeducational liberal arts college, offering undergraduate as well as graduate degrees. Located just north of New York City on a wooded campus, the College is nationally renowned for its rigorous academic and creative standards. These are fostered by small seminar classes and individual student-faculty tutorials made possible by a very low student-to-faculty ratio of 6-to-1. It is a lively community of students, scholars, and artists offering outstanding programs in the humanities, the natural sciences and mathematics, history and the social sciences, and the creative and performing arts.

The College welcomes as students men and women who display evidence of intellectual curiosity and stamina, concern for others, and the potential for personal growth. We are particularly committed to having our faculty, administration and student body reflect the social, racial and economic diversity that characterizes our society. We believe that education is enhanced by a diverse community, by the vitality of an ongoing dialogue among people with different experiences and beliefs.

Students enrolled in a Visual Arts course at Sarah Lawrence work in a new environment created to support the College’s unique arts pedagogy: a philosophy of teaching that not only encourages an individual investigation into the nature of the creative process, but also provides a setting to foster the exchange of ideas across artistic disciplines.

FRAME BY FRAME: AN INTRODUCTION TO NARRATIVE FILMMAKING
This course is for students who wish to “think cinematically.” It will be an intensive, hands-on introduction to narrative filmmaking: students work individually and in groups to produce a series of three short fiction films. In addition to the required class work, student will attend mandatory craft courses in directing actors, cinematography, and 16 mm editing. The craft coursed take place one evening a week outside of class. The first film assignment, entitled The 2 Minute, is a video project to be edited in camera. Students will not be allowed to review their material until it is presented in class. The second assignment, On Location, will introduce students to 16 mm cameras and production. Six classes during the fall semester will be dedicated to the second assignment in which students will practice skills learned in cinematography, acting, and general set coordination. The final requirement is the conference project. During the spring semester, students will produce and direct a 6- to 10-minute film working with assigned crews. This will incorporate all of the technical aspects of film production that were discussed in lectures, screenings, and demonstrations: preproduction planning, budgeting, shotlist, storyboards, and script breakdown. More important, students will explore the structure and aesthetics of narrative films from around the world, while gaining practical experience transforming their own ideas into action.



School name:Sarah Lawrence CollegeSLC Visual Arts Program
Address:1 Mead Way
Zip & city:NY 10708-5999 New York
Phone:(914) 337-0700
Web:http://www.slc.edu
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