Fall 2016 - Graduate Course Descriptions

Metz, Greg
Discipline and Number
HUAS 6330 Section 501
T Time 7:00 PM - 9:45 PM
Course Title
Creative Visual Arts Workshop

Description of Course:

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This studio workshop course is designed to engage students of diverse interests in the creative practices of 'critical making' as a form of observation, inquiry, innovation in problem solving, and expression.
We will be examining meaningful ways in which contemporary artists use both traditional materials and technological innovations to demonstrate their role and approach in addressing the complexities of a rapidly transitioning world.
Objective components of this workshop will include 1.) critical thinking through hands on making with materials, tools and process tutorials, 2) combining analog with digital processing of ideas, narratives, research initiatives, 3) history and creative trending of 'Studio' culture, forms and applications, 4) Critical means of evaluation in the practice of art and design.
In addition to related readings and artists resources, studio field trips, critical communal discourse and application of project objectives, this course will also seek to examine how cultural development, in the various creative fields acquires, builds and contributes to the value exchange of the economy.
This course is open to all creative practice initiatives and although helpful, does not require previous studio experience.
Student Learning Objectives/Outcomes
1. Students will focus on the production of theoretical work in various mediums and directive as suggested by topics of discussion.
2. Students will incorporate interdisciplinary interests and sources to advance or inform the stylistic and conceptual development of their work.
3. Students will engage in lively discussion on contemporary topics presented that involve insight and analysis relevant to their individual and collective creative application.
4. Students will participate in in-depth peer critiques on individual work and conceptual moorings exercising their applied vocabulary skills.
5. Students will consult individually with Professor on advancement and application of work and in performing an intellectually derived working thesis statement.

Required Texts:

Resources and References will be provided

Course Requirements/Evaluation Criteria:

This course is open to all creative practice initiatives and although helpful, does not require previous studio experience.

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