Creative Arts & Media (CAM)

Dates: July 28-August 10, 2019

The Creative Arts and Media (CAM) session of the Yale Young Global Scholars Program is aimed at students with an interest in the expression and interpretation of creativity.  Taking advantage of Yale University’s vast musical and artistic resources, students may engage in such genres as theater, film, music, architecture, the visual arts, dance, and other creative arts.  Students will have the opportunity to study the histories of the arts and engage with interpretative and critical theories.  YYGS instructors can discuss vocational opportunities, and relate their experiences of studying the humanities in a major university setting. A fundamental goal of this session will be to present students with interdisciplinary and international perspectives— with instructional staff and peers from across the globe— on questions of identity and to consider the function of the arts in cultivating and inspiring imaginative diagnoses and solutions to social problems and dilemmas.  Ultimately, students will be encouraged to collaborate and explore the role of creativity in forming accurate and insightful interpretations of human communities and in articulating the possibilities for personal, political, and social action.

CAM is a great fit if you are intrigued by any of the following (or related) questions:

  • In what ways can dance function as a political statement?
  • How does economics impact the production of art?
  • What potential for expression does music offer when words fail us?
  • Do artistic depictions of violence lead to more violence?
  • Where does meaning come from in avant-garde film?
  • How have museums changed our expectations of art?