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Visiting Designers Presentations
Nevins Theatre, PCC

The Divisions of Expanded Media and Foundations are co-hosting three visitings designers to share their passion for design. Our guests include:

Emil Schult, artist, designer, poet, musician<;, and current Theodore Randall International Chair in the Division of Expanded Media.

Allister Klingensmith, Designer, Pointpath Studios<; and Alfred SoAD BFA 2004 graduate.

Nick Kuder, Designer and design educator, Cranbrook MFA, and currently teaching at the Gwen Frostic SoAD<; at Western Michigan University.

Love Dance? Want to Learn More?

If so, your first ‘move’ might be to take a Dance class this Fall. Composition 1 is open to all BFA students with a signature from Prof. Chase Angier. It meets on Monday and Wednesday from 11:20 until 12:35. Dance classes count towards your Physical Education credit and may even ‘lead’ you into a Dance Minor!

So what are the requirements for a Dance Minor?

The following courses (completed with a grade of a C or better) are required for a minor in Dance.
Danc 120         Fundamentals of Dance  2 credits
Danc 230         Improvisation/Composition 1 3 credits
Danc 211         Dance History 4 credits
Danc 270         AU Dance Theater 4 credits (2 credits taken twice)
Danc 222         Modern I 2 credits
Danc 330         Improvisation/Composition II 3 credits
Or Danc 331   Site Specific Comp  3 credits

Electives in Dance Courses     6 Credits    Choose from the following:
Danc 322         Modern II 2 credits     (can be taken more than once for credit)
Danc 370         Choreographic Practicum 2 credits
Danc 221/321  Ballet I & II 2 credits
Danc 223/323  Jazz I & II  2 credits
Danc 340         New & Existing Repertory   3 credits
Danc 224         Contact Improvisation 2 credits
Danc 331         Site Specific Comp (if took Comp II) 3 credits
Danc 330         Improv/Comp II (if took Site Specific) 3 credits
Danc 450         Independent Study
Danc 200         Special Topics (such as Advanced technique, Site Specific Art & Dance, Improvisation, Movement for Actors, etc…)

Total Credits Hours = 24         

For more info please contact Prof. Chase Angier at

rainbow(As you know!) This Spring you will be taking fours workshops, each for 6 weeks called coLAB, seeLAB, makeLAB, and fuseLAB. You will take 2 different workshops each block. The class size will be smaller, since the Foundation class will be divided into 4 groups: A, B, C, D. Below is the class schedule. 2015LABschedule

Spring Materials Needed!

Here are a couple things that faculty would like you to gather to bring with you for the first week of class.


  1. Please choose the most valuable object that you have that can be given away.
  2. Find a 3 x 5 inch index card (or nicely cut a piece of paper that size)
  3. Neatly write why the object is valuable on the card.
  4. Wrap it as beautifully as you can. Include a bow or ribbon.
  5. All details are important.
  6. Bring it to the first day of coLAB.

For this class you will also need your computer, a digital camera, and your wits.


  1. A digital camera, preferably a digital point & shoot, or a quality camera on a phone.
  2. A selection of 20 objects that are of:
  • varying transparency ( i.e. fabric, lace, paper, plastic bottles, glass etc.…)
  • varying shapes /sizes no larger than 1ft sq. ( i.e. string, rocks, plants, hardware etc.)
  1.  A selection of 35 mm photographic slides. Can be found in your grandparents basement, junk shops or on ebay. Please bring back a minimum of 20 slides. 35mmSlide
  2. A sharp pair of scissors
  3. Notebook
  4. A new thumb drive, at least 32 GB
  5. 1 pack 25 sheets of Multigrade, glossy, black and white photo paper.  Any brand.  This paper is available for sale at the Alfred University Bookstore.


Bring a variety of small to medium-sized personal objects that you would feel comfortable working from in the studio. And if you have them, some colored pencils.


Please read the following link for the full assignment and the needed materials.

An Incomplete Manifesto for Growth

04nov-manifestoBruce Mau is the Creative Director of Bruce Mau Design, based in Toronto, Canada. In 2003, he founded the Institute Without Boundaries, a twelve-month interdisciplinary postgraduate program that aims to produce a new breed of designer, one who is, “a synthesis of artist, inventor, mechanic, objective economist, and evolutionary strategist. “ Mau is an exemplar of creativity, and in his “Incomplete Manifesto for Growth” articulates his beliefs, motivations and strategies. To read the full list go to his site:

DOWNLOAD your own copy here: 04nov-manifesto