The Studio for Interrelated Media [SIM] Department prepares students to leverage their particular talents to work professionally and to cultivate intentional creative lives. Central to the program is an interdisciplinary, student-driven laboratory for developing creative strategies, collaborative methods, technical competencies, and critical thinking skills. Students are challenged to shape a self-motivated and individualized educational direction drawing from a variety of disciplines, including: sound, installation, performance, and conceptual art; social practice; live event production (audio/visual/lighting); and work at the intersection of art, science and technology. The interdisciplinary nature of the program fosters work that potentially crosses boundaries of media definition and embraces the creation of new forms. The program emphasizes the dynamic relationships between the arts, culture and society.
Most semesters, SIM majors produce a major multimedia event that highlights student work.
The SIM Department manages the Pozen Center for Interrelated Media (a 350-seat flexible performance space), a digital sound studio, a digital video editing suite, and a store-house of analog and digital equipment ranging from a theremin and a mirror ball to the latest in HD video hardware. SIM students also have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience curating, designing, and producing by annually re-inventing the Eventworks experimental arts festival and managing SIM’s Godine Family Gallery.
In recent semesters, the SIM visiting artist program has hosted DJ Spooky, Cristobal Lehyt, Marguerite Kahrl, Jennie C. Jones, Kori Newkirk, My Barbarian, and Gail Wight.
Studio For Interrelated Media Faculty
Elaine Buckholtz, Professor
BFA, Ohio State University
MFA, Stanford University
Dana Moser, Professor
BFA, Central State University
MFA, Massachusetts College of Art and Design
Juan Obando, Assistant Professor
BA Universidad de los Andes
MFA, Purdue University
Nita Sturiale, Professor
BFA, Massachusetts College of Art and Design
EdM, Harvard Graduate School of Education
MFA, School of the Museum of Fine Arts