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ARTS 470 Senior Seminar

Prerequisites: All studio art concentration requirements. (Second semester/3 credits/lab fee/4 class and studio hours) 

A capstone experience in each student’s program of study, the main objective of this course is to provide the student with the opportunity to produce a finished portfolio of work. Emphasis is placed on independent production and class presentation. The class will operate as a supportive workshop for ideas, discussions and critiques of ongoing work inclusive of the many studio media. In order to facilitate and inform the ongoing discussions of historical, theoretical, critical and practical problems in the production of artwork, students are expected to read articles from current periodicals, as assigned. Students will also be expected to keep a critical journal consisting of responses to and consideration of student work, critiques, screenings, readings and discussions. Information on the business aspects relevant to financial survival will also be addressed. Students will be required to show pieces from this class in a final gallery exhibition.