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Film and Electronic Arts
Helene Tieger, '85
Tyrone recalls seeing Bard as a long way from home but also just close enough; being enthralled with the trees and small classrooms; joining Bard's Black Student Organization (BSO), the Latin American Student Organization (LASO) and being elected senior class president; throwing a memorable tent party with dancing, followed by doughnuts and orange juice in the Old Gym. Copeland remembers studying film and electronic media under Peter Hutton and Leah Gilliam; adapting Amiri Baraka's Dutchman for his senior project; studying site-specific theater and poetry abroad in Lacoste, France; exploring other careers and interests outside of filmmaking. As an alumnus, he jokes about the shortcomings of the 2004 tent party in comparison to his own.
BSO, LASO, Peter Hutton, Leah Gilliam; Les LeVeque, Tent Party
BardCorps trailer, main campus.
Copeland, Tyrone, "Tyrone Copeland, '01 (BardCorps)" (2011). Oral Histories. 10.
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