Do you wish there was a way to share the things you are passionate about with the world around you? Share your creativity, interests, and talents through UB's Community Voices Collaboration!
CALLING ALL STUDENTS!
Introducing a special course offering for Spring 2020!
Are you yearning for a way to be more creative, expressive, and assertive in your life? Would you like to be more involved with your community? Do you wish there was a way to share the things you are passionate about with the world around you? Would you like to perform or do something artistic, but feel that you don’t have the experience, talent, or time? Then this class is for you!
This semester, opera studio (MUS 350/550) is calling ALL STUDENTS to collaborate in a special community creativity performance project. Students will meet weekly at UB to explore the topics of creativity, expression, and communication, techniques that they will later use to engage directly with members of the Buffalo community, building bridges through music and art.
In addition to our weekly class, each student will be assigned to a project group within the Buffalo community, each with their own project focus, developed by the interests of the members of each group: creativity, expression, diversity, communication, community. These community works will be collaged into a larger performance piece, celebrating diversity, environment, and engagement, and in which our students from UB, our community partners, and general audience will participate in at the end of the semester.
Working with the supported of the UB Experiential Learning Network Project Portal, students will be given opportunities to explore deeper personal connections with their work and develop ways to share their collaboration with others, either continuing in their own unique path, or to share with future employers, graduate programs, and others.
No experience is necessary, just a desire to create and share what’s important to you.
Examples of possible projects include:
We hope you’ll join us for this special opportunity!
Students will collaborate with UB students and outside community organizations to create artistic works relating to their creative and intellectual interests. These works maybe physical pieces of art, such as a building a musical instrument, or creating an interactive audience performance work. The purpose of each artistic work is to help build bridges of communication and understanding between members of the city and suburbs of Buffalo. Each work will be presented publicly at UB and partnering organizations.
In addition to the group project, students will be led in a variety of creative exercises exploring the relationship of art and creativity with advocacy, education, community, and expression, so that they may begin to identify ways in which creativity and expression can play a more active role in their lives and academic interests.
In addition to the final performances, students will create a short written or video testimonial sharing a reflection of what they have learned through this process.
|Length of commitment||About a semester (3-5 months)|
|Start time||Spring (January/February)|
|Level of collaboration||Small group project (2-3 students)|
|Who is eligible||All undergraduate students|
Once you begin the digital badge series, you will have access to all the necessary activities and instructions. Your mentor has indicated they would like you to also complete the specific preparation activities below. Please reference this when you get to Step 2 of the Preparation Phase.