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ART500: Portfolio Intensive

This course provides experienced students a rich opportunity to pursue the successful completion of a professional portfolio of artwork featured in an end-of-term thesis exhibition in the Mayer Art

This course provides experienced students a rich opportunity to pursue the successful completion of a professional portfolio of artwork featured in an end-of-term thesis exhibition in the Mayer Art Center, team-curated by the class with a contemporary flavor. The meaningful study of 21st-century visual culture is infused in the course through visiting artists and the investigation of artists relevant to ongoing studio work in all mediums. Students focus on photography, printmaking, painting, drawing, ceramics and 3-D design. This multimedia studio course requires strong self-direction, a unique studio investment and creative motivation. Students focus on a particular art medium and create multiple works that explore a concept or idea. Under the guidance of the instructor, students will set qualitative and quantitative goals for the term in their chosen studio concentration. Weekly process critiques are an integral?part of the course and support ongoing artistic growth. In addition, the instructor meets individually with students for more-specific feedback and to mentor the process. Useful feedback is given to students from other Art Department faculty who specialize in their chosen studio discipline to help them develop ideas and offer suggestions. Students may also receive guidance in the development of an art portfolio suitable for college admission criteria.