London + Paris Travel Study Details
SAMC 420 (IDIS 420) • Arts, Media + Culture Travel Study
An interdisciplinary fine arts travel study that encourages students to think about the divinely endowed gifts of human creativity as expressed in arts, including visual arts, theatre and music. On-site lectures/discussions, visits to art galleries and museums, and attendance at a number of concerts and plays challenges students to develop and deepen their biblically-informed aesthetic on the role of the fine arts in both illuminating and enriching their lives. Most course activities will take place in London and Paris proper but day trips to places such as Oxford and Versailles are also planned. Visits to key cultural sites are also included to enhance the student's understanding of the cultural history of these cities. This class is required by all who participate in the travel study.
• Music and Culture
How does culture impact music? What effect does culture have on the production, performance, and consumption of music? How does music impact culture? What methodologies are used in a cultural study of music? This course engages issues in the cultural study of music. Through readings, discussions, experiencing music in and about different places (both cultural and physical), students will develop critical tools for the cultural study of music. Music under consideration will include sacred music, art music, jazz, and popular music, with an emphasis on British composers, scholars, and cultural influences. This course is optional for students in the travel study.
3rd Course TBA
A third course option will be added soon. Please check back here for details.
David Squires, Ph.D.
Dr. David Squires is Dean of the School of the Arts, Media + Culture at Trinity Western University. A long-time university professor and composer, he has also served as a worship pastor for several churches across Canada. He has an extensive catalogue of chamber, choral, and orchestral compositions written for professionals, students, and amateurs. David is passionate about interdisciplinary connections among the arts, and particularly enjoys mentoring students in hands-on learning situations. All of this makes London and Paris ideal classrooms!
ph: 604-513-2121 ext. 3469
office: Music Building