Jan 17, 2020  
2018-2019 University Catalogue 
2018-2019 University Catalogue [Archived Catalogue]

UACC 230 Collaborative Studio: The Meditative Act: a Zen Approach to the Arts

1.5 - 3 credits undefined hours
200 level undergraduate course

The aim of this course is the making of collaborative art works - by artists from a variety of artistic disciplines - inspired by the Zen understanding of the human person as it bears on the creation of art. The creation of two types of artworks will be explored: work produced from meditative states achieved through both still and moving meditation exercises and practices; and work influenced by Zen koan (paradoxical verbal and nonverbal structures designed to disclose the problem of being a self). Utilizing acting theory, technique, and exercises as the ‘jumping off’ point and common vocabulary for the practical application of Zen ideas, this course will explore the intersections of a number of artistic mediums and collaborative prospective.

Collaborative Studio engages students in cross-disciplinary and collaborative processes, building links and connections across the disciplines through diverse cultural experiences, critical writing and discussion.

This course is not repeatable for credit.