2012-13 Catalog

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Offering Description

Student-Originated Studies: Projects in Photography and Two Dimensional Art


Winter 2013 quarter

Amjad Faur photography
Fields of Study
media arts, media studies and visual arts
Preparatory for studies or careers in
photography and the visual arts.

This program is intended for advanced students in photography and two-dimensional art, who are ready to create a fully realized body of work in their chosen field. Since this will not be an instructional class, students should be fully versed in the materials and processes of their chosen mediums. Through a supportive environment that includes regular weekly meetings, we will focus on the critical thinking and formal/conceptual problem-solving processes needed to produce a singular body of work. We will also address the many tangled tendrils that emanate from such an endeavor.

Weekly seminars on various critical readings regarding the nature of contemporary image and object making will inform and guide the work. Though there will be a required book list, we will collectively select additional readings for the quarter during the first week. The visiting artist lecture series held every Wednesday from 11:30 - 1:00 is a required part of the program. Critiques will be held as a whole group every other week. Students will be expected to fully engage in critiques and critically evaluate their own work and the work of their peers.

Students will work in small research groups to facilitate a robust and engaged process of inquiry. These groups will research the historic and contemporary context of the materials and process of their work and summarize their findings in a paper and presentation. Students will spend the quarter developing a written artist’s statement that reflects process and intent. Students will also document the stages of research, development and execution of the final body of work. This documentation will be turned in at the end of the quarter in the form of a final paper along with a final body of work and finalized artist's statement.  

Online Learning
No Required Online Learning
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Special Expenses
Students will need to purchase materials specific to their medium and project.
Offered During

Program Revisions

Date Revision
November 25th, 2012 New program added.