Fall 2013 - Graduate Course Descriptions
Description of Course:
This studio/seminar class explores the processes and methodologies of framing creative visual arts practice as research. History has long considered the artist’s practice as imaginative, independent forms of thought, design, construction and performance. This course seeks to identify one’s practice as mindful inquiry that can be applied to critical examination through creative research methodologies. Studio-based research is on the rise in Europe and now fast becoming the trend in arts programs nationally. Challenges brought forth by postmodernism, critical theory, and socially grounded conceptions of qualitative research offer new opportunities to reconfigure research informed by art. Based on Graeme Sullivan’s book *Art Practice As Research,* students will proceed with their individual course of practice, utilizing this scope of new perspectives of engagement and application.
Sullivan: Art Practice as Research Paperback:ISBN: 978-1-4129-7451-6
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