How do we Challenge the Students and Enrich their University and Creative Experience through Interdisciplinary Collaboration? Collaborative Practice

By George Hart and Joanna Jarvis.

Published by The Arts Collection

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Illustration and performance design may seem disparate disciplines, so how will illustrators react to the demands of working in 3D and how can performance designers integrate the demands of creating narrative structure into their practice and realising this through forms of story boarding? Engagement with communication through the use of story or script provides a meeting point for both groups so how can each gain from working with the others and enhance their own practice? For the Illustrators involved they will have the challenge of working on a 3d site specific format rather then the traditional white sheet of paper. For the performance designers the image will become an end in itself and they will have to devise the narrative rather than respond to it.

Both sets of students will be asked to step into the unknown and work away from their normal environment, enhancing their ability to communicate and collaborate with other creative practitioners and demonstrate the benefit of experimentation. We will be looking at how this collaboration can enrich the student’s own future practice and discipline.

Keywords: Collaboration, Experimentation, Interdisciplinary, Narrative Structure, 2d/3d

The International Journal of the Arts in Society, Volume 3, Issue 6, pp.63-72. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 2.965MB).

George Hart

Subject Leader Illustration, BA (Hons) Visual Communication, Department of Visual Communication, Birmingham Institute of Art & Design, Birmingham City University, Birmingham, West Midlands, UK

George Hart MA(RCA) is a Subject Leader in Illustration and has worked within the education field for the last 8 year, teaching at both Post Graduate and Graduate Level. A key aspect of his interest is Illustration and its affinity with other creative disciplines and practices, this relationship is born out of working as a practicing Illustrator/Designer for the last 20 years.

Joanna Jarvis

Lecturer in Theatre, Performance & Event Design, BA (Hons)Theatre Performance & Event Design, Department of Visual Communication, Birmingham Institute of Art and Design, Birmingham City University, Birmingham, West Midlands, UK

Joanna Jarvis BA (Hons) has worked with performance design undergraduates for five years, teaching all aspects of theatre and performance design with a particular focus on costume design and creation. Twenty five years of working in the theatre have instilled the need for collaboration as a core aspect of Performance design practice and much of her teaching work is centred on this understanding. Joanna is in the final stages of an MA in education, focusing on the transition from study at school to study at undergraduate level.


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