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Arts Abroad Program

AAP Students
A  cultural immersion program designed exclusively for Chinese students to come to Purchase, learn about Western arts and culture,  and study design, film, or music.

Participants in the program spend 18 weeks in the New York City Metropolitan area studying Western arts and culture through the direct study of the English language and one of three concentrations: Design, Film, or Music. The objective of the program is to give Chinese students an understanding of the philosophy and methods of the arts in Western European especially American context through the English language and one additional field.

AAP-Purchase项目是中国高校艺术学科师生海外交流计划与纽约州立大学帕彻斯学院合作专为中国艺术学科学生定制的为期18周的课程学习计划。就读学生将在纽约市大都会区通过学习英语课程和三门专业课程体系之一:设计,电影,或音乐课程体系,以了解西方艺术和文化。该项目旨在通过英语和专业领域课程的学习让中国学生了解西欧尤其美国艺术的哲学论和方法论。

AAP and Purchase Students

 All concentrations take four core courses

  • English as a Second Language

  • The Workshop - An Introduction to American Arts, History, and Culture

  • Critical Response Seminar

  • Field Trips 

In addition, students will choose one concentration for studio work. All students must pick only ONE (1) studio concentration, and are not allowed to take more than one concentration during the program.

除了选择某一门专业课程体系以外,所有学生还必须修读另四门核心课程:作为二外的英语语言课程,工作坊 - 美国艺术、历史与文化简述课程,以及城市艺术鉴赏课程,以及艺术游学。所有学生能且只能选择三门专业课程体系中的一门,不得选择超过一门的专业课程体系。 

CORE COURSE I: Communication in English (ESL) [120 hours]

核心课程1:英语(ESL [120课时]
Effective communication in English through speaking and writing are key to the success of artists and designers in the United States, and most other European countries. This ESL component of the Arts Abroad program builds on students’ current English language proficiency to prepare them for success in their specialty classes, the College and the local community, and, in an increasingly global society, their careers.    In order to facilitate their transition to an English speaking environment, at the beginning of the program, students participate in 20 hours of course time per week.   As the students become more confident and proficient, the weekly ESL course time is reduced.   Over the 18 weeks, students will have received 120 hours of ESL instruction.

有效的英语沟通(口语和写作)是美国和大多数欧洲国家的艺术家和设计师取得成功的关键。中国高校艺术学科师生海外交流计划与帕彻斯学院提供的英语语言课程根据学生当前的英语语言能力制定教学难易程度,不仅为学生理解英语教学的专业领域课程做准备,更为以后在日益全球化的社会中工作取得成功做准备。为了使学生尽快过渡到英语语言环境,学期前两周每位学生须参加每周20课时的英语语言课程学习。随着学生英语能力的提升,每周的英语语言课程时间将逐渐减少。 18周的课程时间内,学生总共需完成120课时的英语语言课程学习。

Classes are student centered, interactive, and taught by highly qualified instructors in a friendly, supportive environment.    The ESL program includes:

英语语言课程的授课教师为帕彻斯学院的语言老师,课堂以学生为中心,注重课堂互动。课程包括:

  • Assessment of each student’s level of English language proficiency
  • 评估每个学生的英语水平
  • Placement in the appropriate level for each skill area
  • 安排适当的专业领域英语语言教学
  • Classes in:
  • 课程内容涵盖:
    • Communication Skills (listening/speaking)
    • 英语沟通技巧(听/说)
    • Grammar
    • 英语语法
    • Vocabulary Development
    • 英语词汇拓展
    • Writing
    • 英语写作
    • American Culture
    • 美国文化
    • Campus Community & Classroom Culture
    • 美国校园社区文化和课堂文化

AAP Students in Workshop

CORE COURSE II: The Workshop - An Introduction to American Arts, History, and Culture [50 hours]

核心课程2:工作坊 - 美国艺术、历史与文化简述[50课时]

This interactive, student-driven course offers an introduction to 20th and 21st century American art, design, film, theater, and music. Rather than serve as a comprehensive survey, the course uses key American artistic moments, works, and figures to introduce students to fundamental aspects of American history, politics, culture and identity. Students develop their individual artistic practices by completing group projects and a final assignment that responds to their exploration of American culture in their chosen artistic medium.

西方艺术工作坊课程主要简述二十世纪和二十一世纪的美国艺术,课程内容根据学生专业情况将涉及平面设计、电影、戏剧和音乐方向。该课程将从美国的重要艺术时刻,艺术作品和艺术家展开来讲解美国历史、政治、文化和特征的基本方面。学生将通过完成他们所选择的艺术媒介(平面设计 ,电影,音乐,戏剧)的小组项目和大作业,提升他们的个人艺术实践能力。

CORE COURSE III: Critical Response Seminar (or, alternatively Arts in the City) [30 hours]

核心课程3:城市艺术鉴赏[30课时]

This course is conceived as a co-requisite with The Workshop and helps students build their English-language vocabulary and skills in critical engagement with art, performance, film, dance, and design.  Students will explore how to engage with artistic work in a detailed, thorough way that synthesizes research, articulation of personal taste, and rigorous observation.

With several site visits to galleries, museums, and performance venues throughout New York City, the course will serve as a bridge between classroom learning and New York’s unparalleled cultural and artistic scene. Students will participate in lectures, group presentations and class discussions to prepare them to fully engage with the work they encounter during class trips, and each visit will be followed by a debrief discussion to give students an opportunity to reflect on the work and how it may connect to their own artistic practice.  The course is open to all AAP concentrations.

本课程与工作坊皆为帮助学生提升与艺术,表演,电影和设计的相关的英语词汇和技能。 学生将通过综合研究,阐述个人品味和严格观察这样详细与全面的方式探索如何从事艺术工作。

通过对纽约市各地的画廊,博物馆和表演场地进行实地考察,即艺术游学该课程将作为课堂学习与纽约无与伦比的文化艺术场景之间的桥梁。 游学之前学生将通过课堂教学,小组演讲和课堂讨论充分了解实地考察的艺术作品,每次游学过后都会进行简短的讨论,以加深对艺术作品的理解和提升如何联系自己的艺术实践的领悟。 该课程对AAP所有专业学生开放。

AAP Students in Central Park

CORE COURSE : Field Trips (or New York City Experiences) [12 hours]

核心课程4:艺术游学[12课时]

With several trips to cultural destinations in New York City, students will begin to understand the vibrant contemporary life of the metropolis and its history.  As an introduction to the city and its neighborhoods, the New York City Experiences will prepare students for their own independent investigations and travels.  Likely destinations include the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island; the Empire State Building; Central Park and Times Square; Chinatown.

考察纽约市的文化名胜使学生们更深入地了解纽约大都市充满活力的当代生活及其历史,也为学生在纽约市开展自己的独立调查活动和旅行做准备。 该课程可能的目的地包括自由女神像和埃利斯岛,帝国大厦,中央公园和时代广场, 唐人街。

DESIGN Concentration [110 hours]

Coney Island Sketch

设计专业课程体系 [110课时]
The designed environment: topics at the intersection of graphic design and architecture

设计环境:平面设计与建筑设计的交汇主题
This concentration looks at elemental concepts in how our visual landscape is designed - from two-dimensional graphic design to occupied space. Design is approached from two important periods - modernism and the grid, and post-modernism and the visual vernacular.

该课程主要从基本概念上讲解如何设计视觉景观-从二维平面设计到使用空间。该课程从两个重要时期展开讲解设计 – 分别是现代主义和网格时期,后现代主义和视觉白话时期。

Participants will work individually and in groups on both research and observations of design, but also create interventions - physical and digital projects which aim to deepen our understanding of design and our surroundings. A variety of digital and analog tools and methods will be employed. The projects will culminate in a gallery installation on campus.

学生将以个人和小组的形式参与设计研究和观察,同时通过对平面与数字化项目的碰撞式交互学习,以加深对设计与周边环境的理解。该项目将用到多种数字和模拟工具与方法,在校园内的画廊完成安装。

Visit the class’ web page here to see more work examples


FILM Concentration [110 hours]

AAP Students

电影专业课程体系[110课时]
This concentration introduces students to the craft of digital filmmaking: camera operation, cinematography, lighting, staging, sound mixing, editing, and storytelling. Students will work in groups on short exercises to develop their skills and will collaborate in a final short film. These exercises will be accompanied by screenings of films, which will help students focus on a specific production component, narrative device, or stylistic element.

该课程主要向学生介绍数字电影制作工艺:相机使用,摄影,灯光,分段,混音,影片编辑和事件叙述。学生将通过小组合作形式实践练习电影制作技能,最终合作完成一部短片电影制作。实践同时伴随理论课程与影片放映,以帮助学生重点了解特定的制片成分,叙事手法或风格元素。


Piano student

MUSIC Concentration [110 hours]

音乐专业课程体系 [110课时]
The focus of this concentration is to give students an overview of western music, with an emphasis on music after 1900 to today. This overview seeks to include as many genres of western music as time will allow in the program, and will not stay only in one area (e.g. Jazz, Classical, Popular, etc.).

该课程主要向学生概述西方音乐,重点讲述1900年代至今的音乐,旨在概述多种西方音乐类型和流派,而不会只停留在某一个领域(例如爵士乐,古典,流行等)。

This concentration will consist of 3 elements: 

该课程将由3部分课程内容组成:

1. History of Western Music (2-hrs/week). The class will use the Norton Concise History of Western Music e-textbook, which will be provided to students.
(http://books.wwnorton.com/books/webad.aspx?id=4294978122)

西方音乐史(2课时/周)。该课程内容将使用 《诺顿西方音乐简史》 电子教科书,网页链接为:

(http://books.wwnorton.com/books/webad.aspx?id=4294978122)

2. Western Music Theory and Composition (3-hrs,week). The class will use the Norton Concise Introduction to Tonal Harmony, which will be provided to students. (http://books.wwnorton.com/books/webad.aspx?id=4294990320). In addition, students will learn to compose simple music pieces in many genres.

西方音乐理论与作曲(3课时/周)。该课程内容将使用《诺顿调性和声简明引介》,网页链接为:

(http://books.wwnorton.com/books/webad.aspx?id=4294990320) 此外,学生将学习多种流派的简单音乐作品作曲。

3. Masterclasses (3hrs/week). In a variety of classical, jazz and popular musical genres, master classes will be presented weekly by professional musicians. In these masterclasses, professors will lecture and perform on their instruments or voice; and students will be invited to perform for and with the professor.

大师课(3课时/周)。每周都会有包括古典,爵士和流行音乐的各音乐流派的知名音乐家开展大师课。音乐家教授将会在课堂上演奏器乐或演唱,并带领学生学习如何演奏或演唱。

Students will take all three elements above simultaneously (no one element will be available by itself to students outside the concentration).

以上三个课程内容将同时进行。学生如需要专业的歌唱技巧或乐器等的指导,须额外选修一对一教学指导课程,且学费另收。