2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
    Jun 16, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog

ARTS 234 - Studio Topics

As the capstone course in the studio art major, Studio Topics will provide an opportunity to explore your artistic vision through the development of an independent body of work among a supportive group of peers. You will address the formal issues of your artwork as well as the conceptual basis of your artistic practice. Topics such as process, meaning, tradition, and innovation will be examined. The overall objective of the course is to help you investigate the content of your work and place it within the larger context of contemporary art. In short, we’ll talk about what interests you about the world and look at ways of addressing those concerns through your artwork.

You will be required to initiate and complete a semester long visual art project largely outside of class time. During class, we will review projects with group critiques as well as expand critical thinking and communication skills with dialogues and reading and writing assignments centered on issues that influence your practice.

A grade of B or higher must be earned in this course in order to move on to honors work in ARTS 289 Senior Thesis.  

Anticipated Terms Offered: Offered every year/fall semester