Jan 28, 2022  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [Current Academic Year] 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [Current Academic Year]
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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

Prerequisites - AD 121 , AD 122 AD 123 , (AD 126 , may be taken concurrently), (AD 127 , may be taken concurrently), and (ARTH 165 , may be taken concurrently) 
Other Restrictions -
Restriction by Major -
Restriction by Class - Undergraduate standing

Rationale for Writing Intensive - 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.

Keywords: art design Writing Intensive (GEWI)  
Equivalent Courses: ARTS 390W, ARTS 390, ARTS 290W
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

Winter 2022 Course Sections

Fall 2021 Course Sections

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