Student-Originated Studies: Theory and Practice in the Visual Arts


Spring 2014 quarter

Taught by

ceramic art, sculpture, visual studies

This program is for intermediate to advanced students who are ready for intensive full-time work in theory and practice in the visual arts. Students will design their own projects, complete visual research and write papers appropriate to their topics, share their research through presentations, work intensively in the studio together, produce a significant thematic body of work, and participate in demanding weekly critiques. The program will provide opportunities for independent work while providing a learning community of students with similar interests. Beyond art making and visual research, this program will also provide opportunities for professional development for students who are thinking of graduate school, professional work in the visual arts, visual arts internships, or arts education at any level. 

Program Details

Fields of Study

Preparatory for studies or careers in

visual arts, museum studies, arts administration, public art, arts organizations, art education and design.

Academic Website

Location and Schedule

Campus location



Offered during: Day


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Online Learning

No Required Online Learning: No access to web tools required. Any web tools provided are optional for students.


Date Revision
April 25th, 2013 New opportunity added.

Registration Information

Credits: 16 (Spring)

Class standing: Junior–Senior

Maximum enrollment: 25


Signature Required

Students should bring completed application and digital portfolio to the Winter Academic Fair (March 5, 2014) or email all application materials to Evan Blackwell . Only complete applications will be considered. Previous college-level visual arts studies are required and previous college level art history studies are strongly encouraged. Selection criteria will be based on experience in the visual arts, strength of application and portfolio, and feasibility of project. Applications are available from or by contacting the faculty. Students will be individually notified by e-mail of their acceptance into this program. For more information, contact Evan Blackwell

Course Reference Numbers

Jr - Sr (16 credits): 30382
Jr - Sr (1-16 credits): 30594

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