Michigan State University
Michigan State University
Citizen Scholars
Summer 2017 Opportunities

STA 491 

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This class combines travel with artistic production. We will travel to New York City, Grand Rapids and Detroit to see significant works of Public Art and then make some for the City of East Lansing. We will cover all aspects of production from generating a theme, sourcing the image, putting together a professional public art proposal, to execution and installation of the work. 

Dates: July 6-14, 2017
Application Deadline: February 24, 2017 
While in the city we will visit the many public artworks that the city has to offer. From the decorative, the relational, the socially conscious, to the narration of histories, and the issue of cultural memory, we will seek to understand public works of art and apply that knowledge to the creative experience. We will see sanctioned works like murals on buildings and in foyers, restaurants, libraries, sculpture in public squares, and parks, to the more transient images of graffiti, and advertising, the challenge of this class is to take on the question of “the Image,” and then to respond by generating a collaborative visual work that expresses the collective voice of the class.

Urban Studio

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Live, Work, Learn & Make in Detroit

Part of the College of Arts and Letters Citizen Scholars Program, the Urban Studio is an innovative ten-week experience that aims to connect, engage, and immerse students in and with the city of Detroit.

Dates: June 5 - August 9, 2017

Information Sessions: March 13th & 21st at 5pm in 224 Ernst Bessey Hall.