NYU Steinhardt

Creative Play in the Arts

  • Course Number: MPAET-GE 2059
  • Hours: 30
  • Units: 3
  • Description: Exploration of the playful element in personality, culture, & artistic creation. The method is experimenal-participatory & cross-cultural. Playful modes of activities include improvisation, masquerading, misrule & celebration as well as the ritualization of simple pastimes & games. Work with the symbolic potential of found-objects & primary materials. Classroom includes movement, vocal expression, plastic construction, & enactment: the finding of various playful personae like the fool, the clown, & the ?philobat.?
  • Old Course Number: E17.2059