If you have questions along the way, you can call or email Drew Henmi: +1 (347) 410 9905 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
3. Social software
You will receive a permanent Transart email account and instructions from Drew Henmi. Please be sure to use this account for all Transart-related communication.
Groups – are the primary tool for collaboration in the Transart Commons; three privacy settings offer varying levels of visibility. Discussion forums allow groups to hold and archive conversations around specific topics and threads. The group documents plug-in creates a way for group members to upload documents; the document page then lists and sorts all group documents thus serving as an archive for group-related publications. Groups can request a wiki-like collaborative document plug-in. Groups can be associated with a blog on the main Transart WordPress installation. It allows for the creation of private spaces for group discussion in the forums and a publicly viewable open group blog that can be used to communicate with the rest of Transart as well as the general public.
Member Profile – Upon joining a BuddyPress-enabled site, you set up a profile page on which you should include an avatar (image or other representation of yourselve) and a listing of links and interests.
Transart Process Blog – Please set up your Transart Blog and choose the setting which allows faculty and students to see your submissions for all assignments (i.e. proposals, monthly documentation updates for studio work, paper drafts, etc. You can set up additional entries or blogs to be public or private. Here is an example blog to get you started. Note: All assignments should remain on your blog for the duration of your studies. Questions: email@example.com.
4. Summer course sign up
Course sign up begins June 1st, at 20:00 CEST on a first come basis. You will choose one course for each of the first two sessions and three courses or events for week three. You will log in to moodle (top right) with the username and password Drew will email upon tuition payment.
5. Pre-residency sign up
You can find your place in the “residency calendar” with the code 1YS for first year student and MPH for MPhil students. Pre-residency assignments are due June 15th:
1. Writing sample (preferably academic) in Transart Process Blog
2. Proposal draft >> guide in Transart Blog
3. Reading diary >> guide, in Transart Blog
4. Residency check-in >> form
5. University of Plymouth application >> download form in doc-format 1YS
5. University of Plymouth application >> form MPH
You will upload your assignments to your Transart Blog. Guidelines for all assignments can be found on the website in Guidelines, under Resources. You can also click on the assignment in the academic calendar for direct links to guides and forms for current assignments. If you are unsure how to upload files and links to your blog before orientation at the residency, please email your reading diaries to Drew firstname.lastname@example.org and he will upload them for you.
6. Presenting your work
Presentations should to be prepared in advance.
All students give a two minute presentation to the full group. You will introduce yourself and give a glimpse into your practice, i.e. brief film or sound clip, slides, and actions etc. Additionally:
MPhil students will give a 15 minute presentation to other MPhil students and advisors.
MFA students will present practice and plans Pecha Kucha style (20 slides x 20 seconds) to the full group of MFA students and advisors.
Everyone is encouraged to bring actual work and not just documentation whenever possible and relevant to every residency. As well there will be opportunities to exhibit, perform, and show work informally in the student-organized “Open Frame Night” and at the full group speed crits.
7. Berlin Residency
This summer’s residency will take place at:
Supermarkt, Brunnenstrasse 64, 13355 Berlin
You will find travel and accommodation info here. Students are responsible for finding their own accommodations. It’s suggested that you make sure to be within 30 minutes of the residency.
You will register for the residency July 19 by appointment (by email) with Drew. If you are coming from outside Europe you will want to arrive no later than Friday, July 18. You will bring official transcripts or diplomas to registration. After registration there is an optional gallery tour with openings into the evening.
9. Summer schedule
You will find the full summer schedule here. It is expected you will attend all events and classes unless they are marked as optional. In the case of illness email: email@example.com
We look forward to working with you!