A commercial advertising STAC as a cult... this was made at the height of the whole "STAC is a cult" nonsense of the mid-2000'a... the things we put up with.
STAC is project based, and students are continually working on projects in small groups, as an entire class or individually. Some projects are assigned and are very specific, but students in STAC have the option to develop and execute their own independent projects whenever they wish.
Independent project are very popular with students in the program. They allow an unprecedented amount of freedom for students to explore almost anything they wish.