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Senior Independent Studio

ARTDES 402 .1


Credit Hours: 3
Course Fee: 40
Instructor(s): Rowden, Stephanie
Schedule: MonWed 2:00p-4:15p
Modality: In-person


Fall 2021

Senior Inde­pen­dent Stu­dio pro­vides an oppor­tu­nity for deeper skill build­ing within the student’s medium of choice. Stu­dents develop self-directed cre­ative work as part of a struc­tured com­mu­nity of feed­back from peers, fac­ulty, and invited experts. Over the course of a semes­ter, stu­dents research the cul­ture and expec­ta­tions of a professional/​creative com­mu­nity that is rel­e­vant for their prac­tice. They gain a prac­ti­cal under­stand­ing of the expec­ta­tions within that con­text and how to present their work and gen­er­ate pro­fes­sional oppor­tu­ni­ties. The course cul­mi­nates with each stu­dent pro­duc­ing at least one port­fo­lio-qual­ity work tar­geted towards the pro­fes­sional com­mu­nity that they have iden­ti­fied. Stu­dents have access to class­room space, reg­u­lar one-on-one con­sul­ta­tions with fac­ulty, and reg­u­lar cri­tiques from peers, fac­ulty, and occa­sional vis­it­ing crit­ics. FRE­QUENCY OF OFFER­ING: This course is typ­i­cally offered in both the fall and win­ter terms of every aca­d­e­mic year, though sched­ul­ing may vary accord­ing to future term circumstances.
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