Lisa Lantz (department head)
The intermedia arts major at Luther College respects and acknowledges the art modalities of the past while providing students with skills and capacities to challenge, blur, and in some cases eradicate discipline boundaries. At Luther, the major occurs at the intersections of art, dance, and theatre, and emphasis is balanced among contemporary theory, practice, and production of art.
The intermedia arts major draws on the practices, teaching methodologies, and nomenclatures already established in the history and development of intermedia arts in the art world at large.
The major comprises courses from the department of Visual and Performing Arts. It is designed to build a working foundation, develop focused proficiency, and foster theory, advanced practice, and production.
The intermedia arts student is able to work independently and collaboratively in the pursuit of innovation, transformation, and the as-yet-unknown. The intermedia arts graduate has skills and strategies to engage responsibly with a rapidly changing (art) world, and is ready to pursue graduate studies or contribute creatively to the field.
The major consists of completion of 40 credit hours; senior seminar (490) and senior project (491) or senior honors project (493). The senior project is required, even for those completing a second major.
Required for a major: 40 hours including THE/ART 102, ART 103, 104, DAN 105; IMA 490 and 491; two 4-hour courses with one 200 level or above within one disciplinary focus (Art, Dance, or Theatre) chosen from the course list below; ART 320, ART/DAN/THE 306; plus two additional 4-hour courses at the 300 level or above from at least two different disciplines (Art, Dance, or Theatre), chosen from the course list below. No more than three courses counting for another major or minor may be applied to the intermedia arts major. Writing requirement to be completed with one of following: ART 252, ART 320, DAN 351, or THE 352.
Courses taken to fulfill the requirements of the major must be selected from the following, or approved by the department head:
ART 101 Art Matters
ART 111 Sculpture
ART 205 Art and Technology
ART 211 Intermediate Sculpture
ART 212 Fiber Structures
ART 252 Survey of Western Art II
ART 308 Conceptual Drawing
ART/WGST 368 Gender in Art
ART 384 Studio Projects
DAN/THE 100 Production Practicum
DAN 205 Movement Fundamentals II
DAN 264 Performance Research
DAN 305 Movement Fundamentals III
DAN 351 Dance History
DAN 360 Dance Composition
THE 103 Art of Illusion
THE 104 Art of Illusion
THE 127 Design I: Visual Principles
THE 130 Theatre Improvisation
THE 203 Costume History
THE 204 Lighting Design
THE 205 Acting II
THE 327 Design II: Scenography
THE 352 Theatre History II
THE 360 Directing
ART/DAN/THE 139, 239, 339, 439 Special Topics
ART/DAN/THE 285/295 Directed Study
ART/DAN/THE 380 Internship
ART/DAN/THE 389 Directed Research
ART/DAN/THE 395 Independent Study
Intermedia synthesis: during the spring semester of each academic year a major will develop a written reflection outlining their progression through the major and then meet with intermedia faculty representatives to discuss their progress in the major and develop possible pathways for future directions leading toward their senior project.