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This remote Junior Seminar is an intensive online class designed to provide art majors the opportunity to strengthen their ability to communicate clearly through the visual language by offering an overview of current themes and issues within the art world and beyond. The class is structured around everyday tangible spaces, including the home, backyard, and street, as well as imaginative and virtual experiments that are designed to help further each student’s skillset, broaden their knowledge of contemporary art, and to offer critical and analytic experiences that deepen the student’s understanding of the role of art in society. What is at stake and how does one create deeply personal/political work? Your voices are now more important than ever and this class is an integral stepping stone in accessing these voices through visual, written, and spoken language. Through various texts, screenings, in-depth critique, and visiting artist lectures, the Junior Seminar finds a balance between self-exploration and group dynamics, between solo and collaborative art practices, between reflection and expression, and between resistance and care.
Format: studio; This class will be taught remotely. Students who are on campus will have access to studio space and facilities. There will be a strict system to allow for students on campus to work productively, while adhering to safety and health regulations.
Grading: no pass/fail option,
no fifth course option
quality of work produced, participation in class discussions and critiques, successful completion of all assignments, and attendance
three studio courses required for the major, or permission of instructor
enrollment is limited to Studio Art majors (or permission of instructor)
Studio Art and Art History and Practice majors are required to take this course in the junior year unless studying abroad during the fall semester
TBD lab fee charged to term bill