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Art 605

ART 605: Research in Art

Credit Hours: (3) One hour lecture, four hours studio

Problem analysis of technical processes in selected art areas of concentration.

May be taken again for credit.

 

Detailed Description of Content of Course

Art 605 is a research oriented course in which students, working individually or in small groups, select topics and pursue research in the three modes of performance in art (history, criticism, studio). The students are required to summarize in verbal or graphic form the results of their exploration and will be evaluated on the significance, relevance and technical skills evidenced in the summarization, whether verbal, graphic, or both. The graduate students are encouraged to pursue advanced research in art media and techniques to refine further his/her professional competence. This will serve to enhance his/her capability as both an artist and a teacher. A broad, general knowledge of art accompanied by training in a specific area at the graduate level is needed to develop the artist/teacher. The course is designed to give students an opportunity to propose problem analysis of technical processes which are unique in each area of the art curriculum. This investigation is encouraged in studio areas.

 

Detailed Description of the Conduct of the Course

This course meets for 2 hours of lecture, 4 hours laboratory for 3 semester hours credit. The student may repeat Art 605 for a total of nine hours credit. The student files a proposal with the chairperson of his committee, and the supervising professor outlining his intended goals in a specific area of art research. This proposal, when approved, comprises the means of evaluating the student's progress. Weekly critiques of the student's work are conducted by the instructor and members of the class. Each student demonstrates a selected project related to his/her research area. A short paper describing the procedures used in the student research project will be completed. This paper should be suitable for publishing. The students will utilize the guidelines of the current American Psychological Association Publisher's Manual.

 

Goals and Objectives of the Course

At the conclusion of the course, students will be able to pursue scholarly or creative inquiry more systematically and independently. They will develop the tools and techniques demonstrating several strategies and utilizing a variety of appropriate resources.

The graduate students are encouraged to pursue advanced research in art media and techniques to refine further his/her professional competence. This will serve to enhance his/her capability as both an artist and as a teacher.

 

Assessment Measures

Weekly critiques of the student's work are conducted by the instructor and members of the class. Each student demonstrates a selected project related to his/her research area. A short paper describing the procedures used in the student research project will be completed. This paper should be suitable for publishing. The students will utilize the guidelines of the current American Psychological Association Publisher's Manual.

 

Other Course Information

This course is open to graduate students only.

 

Review and Approval

March 1999 Revision Arthur Jones, Chair