Creative Technologies for Performative Practice

  • Overview

    The minor in Creative Technologies for Performative Practice provides a technique-driven liberal arts approach to the creative, philosophical, and aesthetic dimensions of projection design in the context of theater arts. It fosters critical thinking and challenges the imagination through experiences with aesthetic inquiry, creative technologies and projection design, collaborative theater practice (devised theater), and participation in technique practice (electives in theater and design and in film and video production).

    Students interested in the minor can simulate a worksheet that accounts for courses already completed and in progress using the “What If” feature in Degree Works.

    Note: Course availability may vary from semester to semester. Some courses may be in development and offered at a later time. Students seeking to pursue alternative coursework to fulfill the minor should consult with their advisors.

    Learning Outcomes

    A student who has completed this minor should be able to demonstrate:

    • The acquisition of a common vocabulary necessary to the discussion of plays
    • An understanding of the role of artist and audience
    • The ability to place works in the context of other artists’ work and artistic pursuits and of culture and society
    • Knowledge of the vocabulary and use of design elements and compositional principles in projection design
    • Clear research, documentation, and presentation in the articulation of a creative project
    • Knowledge of and the ability to successfully use relevant design applications and technology

    The ability to reflect on the ideas and work of peers and verbally engage in a way that furthers the collaborative and creative process


    Subject Area
    Course Options Requirements

    Foundational Courses

    Aesthetic Inquiry: Toward Perception (TDRU 2311)
    Creative Technologies (COPA 2105)
    Creative Technologies 2: Performance and Technology* (TDRU 3211)

    9 credits

    Theater Electives*

    3 credits at TDRU 2000 or 3000 level in Theater; 3 credits at the TDRU 3000 or 4000 level in design and film or video production

    6 credits

    Capstone Project

    Collaborative Theater Practices (various courses, TDRU 3600–3607)

    3 credits


    Minors are available to undergraduate students across The New School except those students at Lang and in the Bachelor’s Program for Adults and Transfer Students who are completing a self-designed BA or BS in Liberal Arts, who are not permitted to declare minors. For students at Lang or in the Bachelor’s Program for Adults and Transfer Students who are interested in pursuing deeper study of this subject area, opportunities are available through the self-designed major in Liberal Arts. To explore this, contact an academic advisor or read more information about self-designed options for Lang or the Bachelor’s Program for Adults and Transfer Students.

    For questions regarding this minor’s curriculum, including requests for course substitutions, please contact Maggie Koozer, Assistant Dean for Teaching and Learning, koozerm@newschool.edu, 212.580.0210 x4824.