Capstone Project: Theory and Practice in the Visual Arts

Spring 2021
Junior - Senior
Class Size: 25
12 Credits per quarter
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This program is for intermediate to advanced students who are ready for intensive full-time work in theory and practice in the visual arts. Students will have an opportunity to pursue individually driven work with the benefit of program demands and structures to help scaffold their projects. This program provides an opportunity to plan and realize a project, complete visual research, and write papers appropriate to their topics. We will share research through presentations, work intensively on studio work, and participate in demanding weekly critiques. Professional development for students who are thinking of graduate school, professional work in the visual arts, visual arts internships, or art education at any level will be provided. By the end of the quarter, students will produce a cohesive body of work for a final exhibition. 

We will be working remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In order to successfully participate in this remote- learning course, students will need access to high-speed internet, a computer, camera (for shooting pictures of their artwork), and a small home workspace for visual art projects. Students can expect our remote teaching to be a 20% / 80% blend of asynchronous (self-paced online/videos/readings) and synchronous (scheduled live participation) work, using Canvas and Video Conferencing (Zoom). Students will have access to alternatives to synchronous participation if conditions require. 



Previous college-level visual arts studies are required and previous college-level art history studies are strongly encouraged. 

Spring 2021 Registration

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Students can access the program application on the Capstone Project's Wordpress site here: Students should email their completed application and digital portfolio to Only complete applications will be considered. Selection criteria will be based on experience in the visual arts, the strength of application, visual portfolio, and the feasibility of their project. Applications received before the Spring Academic Fair will be reviewed and students will be notified of their status in the program before registration starts the following week. Completed applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis, until the program fills.

Course Reference Numbers

Jr - Sr (12): 30197

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visual arts, art education

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Date Revision
2021-01-05 This program is now 12 credits (was 16). All required fees have been removed.