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2022-2023 University Catalog 
2022-2023 University Catalog [Archived Catalogue]

CRFT 401 Craft Senior Projects

3 credits 90.0 hours
400 level undergraduate course

Student begins to produce a body of work for the Crafts Senior capstone 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, twentieth, and twenty-first 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. The professional practices component covers: making an artist’s presentation, resume and portfolio preparation, writing an artist’s statement, recordkeeping and taxes, grant writing, self-promotion and career/entrepreneurial opportunities. Particular attention is paid to the style and survival techniques of contemporaries working in craft media.

Prerequisites SOAC*301

Corequisite Course(s): Take CERA*411, FIBR*411, GLAS*411, METL*411 and WOOD*411

Open to Crafts majors only.
Enrollment in Studio Required
This course is not repeatable for credit.