Schedule

AUGUST

Mon Aug 25 - Intro to BFA Senior Studio, review syllabus, discuss researching a new idea, Project 1 (notebook) assigned, set up BFA progress blog for BFA thesis; Project 2 (presentation) assigned

DUE Wed Aug 27: Project 2: Introduce Yourself. Rubric can be read [HERE].

Wed Aug 27 - Project 2: presentation on your artwork and passion (part 1); 1st reading assigned

 

SEPTEMBER

Mon Sept 1 - NO CLASS - LABOR DAY

Wed Sept 3 - Project 2: present on your work and passion cont'd

DUE Mon Sept 8 : Project 1: Brainstorm Notebooks to be turned in. Rubric can be read [HERE]. 1st reading must be read before class. You will be assessed during class discussion.

Mon Sept 8 - Turn in Pocket Notebooks; Discuss Reading #1; Introduce Project #3. Assign 2nd reading: Postmodernist Approaches and Strategies

DUE Sept 10: Project 3: The Contract must be posted to your progress blog before class begins.

Wed Sept 10 - Reminder about Reading #2, Meet about contracts individually.

Mon Sept 15 - Independent work time and finish meetings about contracts

DUE Sept 17: Reading #2 must be read before class. You will be assessed during class discussion.

Wed Sept 17 - Reading #2 - Discuss as a class; independent work time

DUE Mon Sept 22: We will have small group critiques starting today. Have enough of your body of work completed to actively participate in a formal critique.

Mon Sept 22 - Small group critique - A

Wed Sept 24 - Small group critiques - B

Mon Sept 29 - Small group critiques - C

 

OCTOBER

Wed Oct 1 - Small group critiques - D

DUE Mon Oct 6: Formal defense of BFA thesis. For assignment details, see [HERE] You will be assigned a formal time slot to come in.

Mon Oct 6 - MIDTERM - Formal defense,
Schedule HERE

Tues Oct 7 - MIDTERM - Formal defense,
Schedule HERE

Wed Oct 8 - Optional meetings, 2:30-3:30

Mon Oct 13 - Independent work and meetings (A/B). Assign 3rd reading, see schedule below for due dates.

Wed Oct 15 - independent work and meetings (C/D)

Mon Oct 20 - Small group critiques - A and B

Wed Oct 22 - Small group critiques - C

Mon Oct 27 - Small group critiques - D

Wed Oct 29 - Assign Draft Artist Statement (instructions are [HERE]),
Independent work and meetings (A/B)

Pick Advisors by today!
Fill out online form (Advisor choice, display and equipment) by class time. Link is HERE

 

NOVEMBER

Mon Nov 3 - Independent work and meetings (C/D)

Wed Nov 5 - Small group critiques - A and B

Mon Nov 10 - Small group critiques - C and D

DUE Nov 12: Draft Artist Statement. See details [HERE]. Meet with your advisor and get him or her to fill out the form Dr. Eber gave you in class.

Wed Nov 12 - independent work and meetings (A/B)

Mon Nov 17 - Independent work and meetings (C/D)

Wed Nov 19 - Small group critiques - A

Mon Nov 24 - Small group critiques - B

Wed Nov 26 - NO CLASS -THANKSGIVING Break

 

DECEMBER

Mon Dec 1 - Small group critiques - C

Wed Dec 3- Small group critiques - D

Saturday Dec 6 - ARTS Xtravaganza 6-10pm

DUE Mon 8: Final presentation on completed work to DA faculty. See rubric [HERE].
2nd Advisor meeting and accompanying form DUE at the time of your defense.

Mon Dec 8 - FINAL DEFENSE (8:20-11:20am).

Schedule HERE

Tuesday Dec 9 - FINAL DEFENSE (8:20-3:20)

Schedule HERE

Wed Dec 10 - FINAL DEFENSE (8:20-11:20am)

Schedule HERE

DUE WED Dec 17, 3:30-5:30pm: Completed body of work in final exhibition format, including appropriate accompanying materials (BFA work artist statement). See here for complete list.

FINAL EXAM - WED Dec 17 from 3:30-5:30pm. Present student work to entire class. Turn in Artist Statement, Final BFA form, and artwork.