May 24, 2019  
2018 - 2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018 - 2019 Undergraduate Catalog
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AT 320 - Contemporary Issues in Art

Credits: 4 credits

Contemporary Issues in Art is a course covering critical theory, studies in contemporary artistic practices, and current social and ethical topics facing contemporary artists and designers. In addition students research and write about current and historical issues in relationship to their own artistic studio practice, helping to enrich the student’s ability to communicate visually. Students will select research topics that begin in critical inquiry leading to the development of senior thesis work.

Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to do the following:

  1. Identify living artists across disciplines who are shaping the art field;
  2. Describe various strategies that contemporary artists are using to solve current social and ethical concerns in the world;
  3. Apply art theory to analyze, interpret and critique works of art;
  4. Argue the value of their personal art practice in contemporary art though written papers and oral presentations.

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