Student Videos / Semester Projects

Students submit a final project at the end of the Fall DINY semester which can include a creative component. Students have produced short films, choreographed dance pieces, made sculpture and championed social justice causes.  
Examples of previous semester projects are included below!
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ALEX LARK // GLIMPSES OF NEW YORK

Alex Lark submitted the short film "Glimpses of New York" as his Semester Project (collaborating with DINY alum & musician, Cameron Thompkins). In his own words, Alex's film seeks to shed light on the "spectacular...quiet moments of beauty that sometimes go unnoticed."


Chelsia Yu // Neighborhoods of New York

Chelsia Yu created "Neighborhoods of New York", an engaging visual guide to several iconic spaces in the city. Chelsia describes her project as "an experiential iconography of the city...an attempt to visualize my unique experience by documenting the spaces I have frequented and enjoyed."

Chelsia also created a website, neighborhoodsofny.com, and plans "to expand the project into 'Neighborhoods of the World' and illustrate other places I have lived and traveled."

See excerpts of Chelsia's design project below or click to view --->>> THE FULL PROJECT


JACOB TOBIA // TOYS FOR KIDS & RUN FOR SHELTER

Jacob Tobia created Toys for Kids,model toy store for gender non-conforming youth and launched "Run for Shelter" - running across the Brooklyn Bridge in heels to draw attention to the plight of homeless LGBT youth in NYC.  His fundraising campaign, fueled by engaging videos, brought media coverage and even a television interview.

To view Jacob's Project Process paper --->>> CLICK HERE


ANDY CHU // PIANO, PART ONE

For his final project, Andy modified a piano - changing its function from instrument to art object.  To do this, he located and moved a piano into the EHS dorm and worked for several months on its assemblage/transformation.  Andy researched 77 artistic manifestos, selected excerpts and engraved one on each piano key along with the theorist's name (Victor Schlovsky, Sol Lewitt, etc). He also incorporated found objects into the piece.

Andy's work was guided by a manifesto of his own about the object in art, which was creatively written and displayed.