ARTDES 400 - Integrative Project I
Section: 201
Term: SU 2010
Subject: Art and Design (ARTDES)
Department: School of Art and Design
6 (Non-LSA credit).
With permission of instructor.
Other Course Info:
(non-LSA). This course meets the Advanced Studio course requirement for the School of Art and Design.
May not be repeated for credit.

This yearlong undergraduate capstone course allows for the synthesis of the students's academic and studio work, developing an individual project proposal and culminating in a thoughtful presentation that demonstrates knowledge of specific issues, methods, and materials. Working with faculty advisors, the students will produce a series of works by organizing, planning, and investigating their concepts in contemporary contexts. The final presentation will engage the public (exhibition, publication, performance, or other appropriate means) and will be documented in a written and visual portfolio.


  • Engage a theme by means of creative work
  • Investigate the theme intelligently through critical and/or theoretical readings and writings
  • Demonstrate meaningful use of tools and technical skills
  • Develop and demonstrate an awareness of the context for which work is created
  • Engage a public arena with the work through exhibition, performance, website, and/or other appropriate venues
  • Prepare documentation of the project in the form of a written thesis statement of 1500 words that is supported by relevant printed visual images
  • Prepare a website that includes the written thesis, visual documentation of the public engagement, current resume, short artist statement, one page written plan for the first five years following receipt of BFA
  • Present the project to a faculty review committee that will serve as the student's senior review

Logistics and Format

  • Students will work with two faculty and two graduate students, who will teach in collaboration. There will be four faculty/graduate student teams each teaching approximately 20 students per section.
  • Fall semester will be for 6 cr hr, which will be divided between 3 cr hr for IP studio practice and 3 cr hr for professional practice, to include development of resume, websites, CD and/or DVD preparations, writing of artist statements and thesis, public speaking, portfolio documentation, publicity possibilities.
  • Winter semester will be for 6 cr hr, which will be divided into 3 cr hr for IP studio practice and 3cr hr for venue organization and portfolio preparation.
  • Students are encouraged to choose advanced studios that relate to and support their IP creative work.
  • Each student will have an individual Integrative Project studio space for independent studio practice.

ARTDES 400 - Integrative Project I
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