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Open Studio (SA210)

Credits:3

Students work toward self-defined goals by engaging in studio activity that is not limited to their major course of study. Students will engage in an active process that includes research, media exploration, discussions, field trips, and class critiques. Students will establish a schedule of studio visits/discussions with the instructor and scheduled guests.

Senior Seminar 2 (SA482)

Credits:3

Senior Seminar 2 is a team-taught, multi-purpose course required of all seniors that connects a student’s undergraduate experience to his/her life beyond the Art Academy as a graduate student and/or as a practicing professional. The course is designed to initiate students in both conceptual and practical aspects of articulating a life as a practicing professional and an investigation, discussion, and evaluation of what it means to live and work as an artist/designer in the 21st century. In the process, students will explore the concepts, theories, influences, and experiences that inform and support the work they present for review in their senior thesis exhibition. Additionally, the course may cover such topics as establishing a professional presence in the community, the business of art, professional presentations, building a resume, and portfolio development, etc.

Advanced Tutorial 1 (SA491)

Credits:6

Advanced Tutorial 1 meets four times per week during the Fall semester of the senior year and represents the first of two advanced-level courses for each major area of study. As a team-taught course, Advanced Tutorial 1 presents an opportunity for greater discussion across all disciplines, increasing a sense of community as a positive learning environment, blurring traditional territories, and opening possibilities in specific media and multi-disciplinary activity. This experience prepares students for collaborative engagement as practicing professionals in the fields of art, design, and/or creative writing. In Advanced Tutorial 1, students will begin writing the text of their senior theses. (Prerequisites: 15 credits in the major discipline)

Advanced Tutorial 2 (SA492)

Credits:6

Advanced Tutorial 2 meet four times per week during the Spring semester of the senior year and represents the second of two advanced-level courses for each major area of study. As with Advanced Tutorial 1, a collaborative teaching approach defines Advanced Tutorial 2, which presents opportunities for continued discussion across all disciplines, increasing a sense of community as a positive learning environment, blurring traditional territories, and opening possibilities in specific media and multi-disciplinary activity. This experience refines students’ preparation for collaborative engagement as practicing professionals in the fields of art, design, and/or creative writing. In Advanced Tutorial 2, students will complete their Studio Arts and/or Creative Writing senior theses.