Arts at Brandeis


Description:


The arts are a way of life at Brandeis. 


Transcript:


[Orchestral Music plays in background]


Text on screen: Arts at Brandeis.


Video on screen: Students sitting inside a classroom art studio.


Voiceover: (multiple people, faculty and students not shown) The more time you spend on art, the more you evolve - consciously or not.


Video on screen: Student wearing headphones sitting in front of a canvas; hand dipping a paintbrush on a painter's palette.


Video on screen: Student painting.


Text on screen: 40 Studio Courses Offered.


Video on screen: Ballet dancers; student trying on a hat.


Voiceover: We treat the students like artists. We expect them to come in and work like artists.


Video on screen: Close-up of a cello.


Video on screen: Ballet dancers.


Text on screen: Students run more than 40 arts and culture clubs.


Voiceover: The studio spaces are the place where I can play with ideas I get from other classes.


Video on screen: Student smiling; student hanging a plaster head.


Video on screen: Student cutting wood.


Voiceover: The really exciting part about teaching at a liberal arts university is that the students are always coming in with things from their outside disciplines, things from their personal lives. 


Video on screen: Closeup of a computer screen with animation on it.


Video on screen: Student sitting at a computer; animation of a design program on computer screen.


Video on screen: Professor with two students in an art classroom. 


Voiceover: And at a certain point you start to see those things arise.


Video on screen: Student writing on a music sheet.


Video on screen: Student playing piano.


Video on screen: Orchestra in a theater.


Video on screen: Student adjusting a violin/cello bow in front of a sheet of music.


Video on screen: Students in a play.


Text on screen: Over 300 Professional and Student Art Events Annually.


Voiceover: All of the artists in the Fine Arts Department create very intimate experiences in the studio with their students. 


Video on screen: Students rehearsing a dance number on a stage.


Voiceover: They build trust and they build a very rigorous studio practice.


Video on screen: Closeup of sketches.


Video on screen: Professor speaking with a student.


Video on screen: Professor at a piano directing students.


Video on screen: Students in a classroom learning a dance routine.


Text on screen: The Rose Art Museum Holds More Than 8,000 Artworks.


Video on screen: Shot of the Rose Art Museum.


Video on screen: Students in an orchestra.


Voiceover: They're showing us what can be accomplished by playing music together.


Video on screen: Closeup of student sketching; student wearing headphones.


Voiceover: I realized that I could shape this into a career. 


Video on screen: Closeup of student sketching a rose/flower.


Video on screen: Closeup of a sketch of a woman's face in profile.


Voiceover: There's that infrastructure here to support you.


Video on screen: Students sketching; closeup of a sculpture of a man's face.


Video on screen: Student mixing paint; student standing in a small studio space in front of a window, mixing paint.


Voiceover: I like making work that challenges people's expectations.


Video on screen: Closeup of a painting.


Video on screen: Student dancing on stage.


Video on screen: Student using an art tool to push paint across a piece of paper.


Video on screen: Quick shots of student mixing paint, student playing piano, student pushing a flat piece of wood across a design board/table, student turning a crank on table top etching press, student cleaning their hands, student laying a piece of paper on a design board.


Voiceover: Through my artwork and my exhibitions on campus, I get to encounter other people that I wouldn't necessarily encounter during my day-to-day life.


Video on screen: Students dancing on a stage, panning across a painting, group of students singing.


Text on screen: 9 a cappella Groups.


Text on screen: 10 Musical Ensembles.


Video on screen: Orchestra on a stage.


Voiceover: You play for an audience and you have the ability to affect them in some way. 

And I think that's a really powerful thing.


Video on screen: Students in a play.


Video on screen: Student standing in front of a microphone on a stage.


Video on screen: Audience cheering.


Text on screen: brandeis.edu


Text on screen: Music "Shooting Star" by Dexter Britain.