College for Creative Studies: Photography


Scott Northrup

Associate Professor and Director of Filmmaking & Photography

MA, The New School
BFA, College for Creative Studies

Research Interests:

Modes of communication and visual languages; storytelling, performance, and social practice in relation to identity formation; dead technologies and their relation to a digital world; the ephemeral/physical nature of experiencing longing, loss, lust, and desire.

Professional Experience:

Northrup is a multimedia artist, writer, curator, and educator who has exhibited with museums, galleries, film and design festivals, and alternative spaces in North America, Italy, and Finland. He joined the College in 2006 as an adjunct professor of Entertainment Arts and took a lead role in evaluating and shaping curricula. He accepted a full-time teaching position with the college in 2009 and was advanced in rank to Associate Professor and Director of Digital Filmmaking in 2019. He teaches courses in narrative, documentary, and experimental filmmaking, as well as socially conscious interdisciplinary studios.

Significant Publications/Presentations/Exhibitions:

Place, People, and Time: Publishing as an Artistic Practice residency The Museum of Loss and Renewal (TMOLAR), Collemacchia, Italy

“Place, People, and Time: Publishing as an Artistic Practice”, contributing artist/writer, TMOLAR, Collemacchia, Italy; 96pp

"Hämeenkyrö Redux”, screened in Films in Competition 6, 57th Ann Arbor Film Festival, Michigan Theater, Ann Arbor, MI

Empty Gestures, solo exhibition, Hatch Art, Hamtramck, MI

Love Has a Thousand Shapes, group exhibition, Ann Arbor Art Center (AAAC), Ann Arbor, MI

Desire As Politics, co-curator/catalog designer, Valade Gallery, Detroit, MI

Essay’d 2 // 30 Detroit Artists, featured artist/poster designer, WSU Press, Detroit, MI

Scott Northrup”, feature interview in DDEAF magazine, Detroit, MI

Enter Text residency, Arteles Creative Center, Haukijärvi, Finland

I Was Right Here The Whole Time, solo exhibition, Hatch Art, Hamtramck, MI; reviewed on

The Found Footage Films of 
Scott Northrup, film screening, Hamtramck Arts Festival, MI