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2016-2017 University Catalog 
2016-2017 University Catalog [Archived Catalogue]

FINA 400 Fine Arts Thesis Groundwork

College of Art, Media & Design School of Art

3 credits 90.0 hours
400 level undergraduate course

Students will develop a series of projects that stem from an ongoing exploration in the studio. Discussions will encourage students to find relevancy and validity in an analysis of historical precedents and contemporary culture. Critical commentary centers on four areas of concern: 1) The character of the work: its formal properties, its physical properties, aspects of intelligibility; 2) Intention: the investigation of motives and choices; 3) Context: ways that a work relates to a larger body of work, both conceptually and stylistic; 4) Quality: approaches to questions of value. An emphasis will be placed on the individualized development of ideas, content, and presentation in preparation for the students’ thesis project.

Prerequisites ILUS*304 or SOAC*301

This course is not repeatable for credit.