Bachelor of Fine Arts

The Studio for Interrelated Media (SIM) overlaps and intersects with many other disciplines in order to encourage students to invent and develop experimental art forms, new directions, and unusual contexts. The backbone of the department is the weekly, student-produced SIM Major Studio class where all the majors meet and critique each other's work. Additionally, each semester SIM offers a selection of courses in many media:

  • web art and digital distribution
  • video editing and production
  • interactive media and computer-controlled installations
  • dance techniques, choreography, and improvisation
  • performance art and spoken word
  • the interrelationship between art and science
  • theater production and stage lighting
  • sound performance, composition, recording, and editing
  • event planning and production

Most semesters, SIM majors produce a major multimedia event that highlights student work.

The Studio for Interrelated Media manages the Pozen Center, a 3,000 sq. ft. light-tight flexible performance space equipped with Video, Audio, and Lighting systems. The space is adaptable for specific design requests and operated by trained students from the SIM program. We are also equipped with 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.

Learn more about the SIM department.