Student Conference

Proposal Guidelines for Fine and Performing Arts Students

Students enrolled in Fine or Performing Arts classes at Estrella Mountain Community College are invited to submit proposals for our Annual Student Conference. This conference showcases undergraduate research across the campus’ many academic disciplines, offering students opportunities to professionally present their artwork or perform for our community, and to be judged by experts on their research.

We welcome creative work/presentations/performances that incorporate strong research components - broadly defined.  This could manifest as Fine or Performing Art project that is interdisciplinary in nature, drawing upon art historical scholarship or employing research into technique and/or technology.

Visual artists will be expected to incorporate a display (either as a portfolio of artwork or PowerPoint) as well as a statement (written or spoken) tying their work to research. Similarly, performing artists might perform or screen a prior performance and then present the research-related elements.