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2011-2012 University Catalogue
The University of the Arts
  Jan 18, 2018
2011-2012 University Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

CRFT 402 - Projects III

3 credits
Student selects a topic and produces a body of work for the crafts Senior thesis exhibition. Part of this course is Senior Seminar, a forum for the discussion of ideas and issues through student participation, guest lecturers, and professional offerings. The modern craft aesthetic is examined in terms of late nineteenth- and twentieth-century ideas and issues. Emphasis on the interdependency of all the arts with an eye to the unique contribution of crafts ideology and practice. Topical discussions encourage students to find contemporary relevancy and validity in an analysis of historical precedents. Other topics include: making an artist’s presentation, resume preparation, writing an artist’s statement, recordkeeping and taxes, grant writing, and career opportunities. Particular attention is paid to the style and survival techniques of contemporaries working in craft media.

Prerequisites CRFT*401

Open to Crafts majors only.

Restrictions Enrollment in Studio Required