Spring 2016 - Undergraduate Course Descriptions
Description of Course:
This course introduces the litany of operational responsibilities and creative directives of exhibition spaces ranging from non-traditional alternative spaces to gallery and museum formats. From distinguishing the variations of gallery venues to the specifics of developing and proposing exhibitions, public relations, artistic curating, director/ dealer/curatorial relationships and financing, this course explores behind the scenes activities of presenting art. Special guest presentations will provide professional insight reflecting various aspects of their gallery/art space enterprises. Hands on experience of art handling and preparation, hanging, lighting and design presentation of work will be an accompanying part of this courseâ€™s agenda. Students will be assigned special projects to assist with and will maintain a notebook as part of their grade evaluations.
Some Saturday field trips will be required (with advanced notice).
There is no textbook for this course or materials need
There will be a series of readings and handouts as well as assigned videos, films and outside presentations to go with class material
Course Requirements/Evaluation Criteria:
No pre requisites
There will be some weekend events to go to and participate in with plenty of advanced notice to schedule in. These are highly suggested but not mandatory.