AD 300W - Studio Concepts [GEWI]
Studio Concepts addresses conceptual/methodological approaches/practices for the making of art. The course is designed to expose students to conceptualization, visual production and meaning within the art world. It will examine contemporary artist’ works and writings as well as larger critical theories.
Credit 3 hrs May not be repeated for additional credit
Grade Mode Normal (A-F) Course Rotation Fall and Winter
Prerequisite(s) AD 121 , AD 122 , and AD 123
Concurrent Prerequisite(s) AD 126 , AD 127 , and ARTH 165
Class-Level Restriction Undergraduate standing
The Writing Intensive components in the Studio Concepts course are designed to give students experience writing within the field of visual art. Specific assignments include written artist statements, short narratives for the purpose of planning and describing upcoming projects, and written critiques and evaluations of peer work. For these writing assignments, students will be required to effectively bring together and utilize concepts and vocabulary introduced in prerequisite and Corequisite courses. Studio Concepts will provide students with practical writing skills in critical activities such as how to create an effective artist’s statement, an ability studio artists need as they prepare for exhibitions and other professional events. The capacity to use writing to plan specific projects is also a critical skill; professional artists frequently apply for exhibitions, projects, and grants for which clearly written documents are essential to success. Finally, being able to write thoughtful and effective critiques of visual work is key to an artist’s ability to analyze his or her own work and is important if an individual is to grow and develop effectively as an artist.
Equivalent Courses ARTS 390W, ARTS 390, ARTS 290W
Previously listed as ARTS 390W - Studio Concepts, ARTS 390
Updates Change to prefix, number, and department permission 2/2018, effective Fall 2018; Change to course equivalencies 11/2015, effective Fall 2016; Course Rotation added 9/2014, Gen Ed Approval 12/2011, effective Winter 2012; New Course 4/2011, effective Spring 2011
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