19 Chancellor's Leadership Projects announced at SU

SU in LA

Project Leaders: David Rezak and Ulf Oesterle, Bandier Program for Music and the Entertainment Industries; Michael Schoonmaker, Television, Radio, and Film Program

In the competitive world of the entertainment industry, graduates need crucial real- world insights for professional advancement. SU in LA will establish a full-semester experiential program in Los Angeles that focuses on the entertainment industry, engaging students with SU's accomplished community of experts in Southern California. The program will provide the foundation for a dedicated Los Angeles campus experience to serve the engagement initiatives of other schools and colleges at SU. The Los Angeles semester will immerse students in day-to-day operations at various entertainment industry sites and offer specialized course work and targeted internships, while creating an environment for new discovery and exchanges among students, alumni, industry leaders and faculty. The S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and the College of Visual and Performing Arts will lead this pilot phase of the residency program.

Transdisciplinary Media Studio

Project Leaders: Mark Linder, Jonathan Massey, Brian Lonsway, School of Architecture; Gregg Lambert, Department of English/Humanities Center

Digital media, the Internet and mass communication media, and virtual environments shape the world in which we live, but they do not map easily onto such familiar design categories as "furniture," "architecture" or "city." A nexus of humanities research, design communications, architectural design and the geographical imagination, the Transdisciplinary Media Studio (TdMS) will enable new modes of collaboration in teaching and research on the media/space environment. Through a combination of digital media, studio pedagogy and collaborative practice, TdMS will generate innovative knowledge and practice to reshape the production and experience of environments, including cities, social computing environments, interiors and products. Collaborative projects will integrate faculty and students from the School of Architecture, the Humanities Center, the College of Visual and Performing Arts, other academic units and non-University participants. The TdMS will also host a range of events, including conversations with students, faculty, and communities beyond the University on space, media, and design of built and virtual environments.

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