ARTS 319
Junior Seminar Fall 2021
Division I

Class Details

This Junior Seminar is an intensive 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 critique and studio practice engaging in everyday tangible spaces, including the home, backyard, the studio, 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.
The Class: Format: studio
Limit: 12
Expected: 12
Class#: 1886
Grading: no pass/fail option, no fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: quality of work produced, participation in class discussions and critiques, successful completion of all assignments, and attendance
Prerequisites: three studio courses required for the major
Enrollment Preferences: enrollment is limited to Studio Art majors
Unit Notes: 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
Materials/Lab Fee: $150 lab fee charged to term bill
Distributions: Division I

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