Jun 25, 2019  
2018-2019 University Catalogue 
2018-2019 University Catalogue

VPAS 653 Murall Project Development and Design

College of Critical & Professional Studies

3 credits 42.0 hours
600 level graduate course

What does it take to make your mural really happen? This class empowers teachers with the necessary skills required for the designing, planning, budgeting, and executing a mural in their school or community. Through investigation and development of individual projects, the class will begin by learning about the narratives, content and design process. Each class session will take students a step further in the realization of their mural concept. By the end of the class students will have their design, their budget, a site, and a curriculum to create this project with a class. This course provides students with the tools, skills, and opportunity to develop, design, and plan an execution for a mural project. Students bring in their project ideas and through the class they will develop the tools and skills they require to execute the idea. They will go through the steps of creating a plan for community engagement, develop a timeline, create a budget (and financial plan) and facilitate workshops around the mural project. The class will critique and support the student’s choice of site, project, and plan. Established guest muralists will be invited to join the class as an established ‘design panel’ that will review each design as focus will be given to the actual design, and the plan to work with a community/classroom and site. In addition, project managers from the Mural Arts Program of Philadelphia will review the community engagement aspect of their mural project and provide feedback. Students will also spend one day working on an actual mural site.

Prerequisites VPAS*603 and VPAS*604

Open to graduate students from the Division of Continuing Studies.
This course is not repeatable for credit.
This course may not be audited.
This course cannot be taken pass/fail.