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Experimental Film MA Program?

story © Michael Betancourt | published December 21, 2004 | permalink | TwitThis Digg Facebook StumbleUpon  |  


While an MA program [.pdf] focusing on experimental film may sound like a good idea, I don't think that it necessarily is: the description claims "students will produce two or three major pieces of experimental film work." This is absurd for an academic program to demand, since such films rarely (if ever) are a product of an academic approach. After all, academic approaches are necessarily conservative, based on maintaining and transfering established forms and traditions--something antithetical to the whole concept of experimentation. But this is what I would expect of any school that lumps together art and fashion.


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