Assignment 7

ARTC 4090Fall 2010

DUE  Oct 27, Nov 10



Due Wed, October 27

BGSU Digital Arts Alumni Survey –

Read the BGSU Digital Arts Alumni survey, which asks key questions to recent graduates and those who have been in the industry for 10+ years.



Take notes and make Comments

Include answers to the following:

á      Are BFA Digital Arts graduates doing what you expected?

á       How many have gone on to Graduate School?

á       Do you feel more excited or nervous about working in the field of Computer Graphics?


Part II:

Due Wed,  October 27th, 1:00 pm and November 10th

Research: "Which Path and How?"

Now that we have discussed the various options for you in your future, Choose ONE – THREE (total 3) of the "PATHS" that you may follow after you graduate.  NOTE:  you must do three, and you can mix and match (for example, two industry, one gallery).  Recall, we talked about Grad School, Industry and Galleries/museums.



Research on what you want to do next.

RESEARCH and FIND THREE "POTENTIALS" on the web. (Due Wed, October 27, 1:00 pm)


   1. Graduate School : Research, record and submit -

1.     URL for graduate school

2.     URL for department (if applicable)

3.     contact person and department address

4.     type of program (degree/departments)

5.     application and requirements

6.     portfolio limitations and requirements

7.     Application Due Date (if applicable).

8.     Facilities

9.     Areas of degree specialization

10.   Other important specifics


   2. Industry Job: Research, record and submit -

1.     URL of company

2.     URL of job portion of the website (if applicable)

3.     Contact person and address

4.     Company name and department

5.     CompanyŐs specialties and clients

6.     Materials needed for application

7.     Specific Job Title if they have openings listed

8.     Application Due Date (if applicable).

9.     Other important specifics about job or company


   3. Gallery or Museum: Research, record and submit – (Note, this is for representation or for a solo exhibition)

1.     URL of gallery

2.     Contact name

3.     Gallery name & Address

4.     Submission process

5.     Application Due Date (if applicable).

6.     Other important specifics


You must submit ALL of the required information to get credit!

EMAIL this information TO:

SUBJECT:  Path Research


by Wednesday, October 27, 1:00 pm

I will post resources on our class website.



CHOOSE ONE of the researched POTENTIALS from our class list and create a Research Package with the following information: (due Wed, Nov 10)


1.     A page with a paragraph describing the Information that you gathered and any additional detail (on the type of institution / company, etc.)

2.     Make a list of the materials you will need to send. For each, describe in detail. For example, "I will send my demo reel that is 3 minutes long, starting with "x" animation, followed by... " or an image list, etc.

3.     Prepare a cover letter, a resume, and depending on what they ask for, an essay (usually for grad school), statement or biography. You may indicate the visual enclosures in cover letter, but there is no need to include the actual portfolio for this assignment.


*Graduate school candidates: Include your essay if they require it.


Bring in a FOLDER or ENVELOPE containing all of these items on Wednesday, November 10 to be graded. They will not be sent, but I will be examining them for completeness and professionalism






Artist Statement and Biography

DUE Oct 27th  and Nov 17th


You are required to check for proper spelling and grammar.  Both will be part of your grade.

á       DUE OCT 27th Version from the writing center, with staff memberŐs signature, date and printed name.  You will be required to meet with someone to review your artist statement and biography at the BGSU Writing Center sometime between September 29 and October 27th. Hours are M-TH 11 am.-8 pm.  Call the lab at 372-2221 or visit 310 Moseley Hall

á       DUE Wednesday, OCT 27, Version two, statement and bio.  Hand in a HARD COPY


NOTE:  Final Draft will be due with your Presentation Package on November 17th.


Visiting Artist Lecture

Due any time up until Dec 1

You are required to attend at least one artist lecture or workshop during the semester and write a summary of the experience. This can be any artist anywhere.