Studio Thesis 1 (Research)

This course provides a critical discussion to assist graduating students as they define their own studio work. Through group conversations, individual research, progress reviews and workshops, students will identify meaningful subjects and position their practice in the context of history, society and culture in and outside of the art world. While investigating strategies for studio production and development through an increasingly self-directed practice, students initiate a preliminary body of work which is presented throughout the semester for review and discussion. This course continues in the winter semester, resulting in a coherent finished body of work supported by an artist's statement and an oral presentation.