|Attention! Top hats & canes are de rigueur at all upper division critiques!!!|
Your first task is to create a Project Proposal. You will present the project proposal to the class on Wednesday, April 9, at 5:00. Treat this as a pitch for your proposal and prepare accordingly. Your Project Proposal must contain:
1. A working title for your project.
2. A one-sentence description of your project.
3. A one-paragraph description of your project.
4. A one-page description of your project.
5. A description of your products of study—what you're going to actually produce during the course of your project.
6. A set of goals for your project. What do you hope to accomplish by carrying out this project? The more specific the better.
7. Visual and/or written research for your project—other people’s work
8. Treatment visuals for your project—your own work
9. A written description of specific technical and research issues you will need to address during the course of your project.
10. A timeline for your project. When you will be doing all of this good stuff? Build deadlines to coincide with our critiques.
11. A web site or blog containing all of the above. You must document your progress and process on the blog by updating it weekly.
Wednesday, April 9, 5:00 Present Project Proposal Draft. Make notes and changes based on critique.
Wednesday, April 16, 5:00
Wednesday, April 30, 5:00
Wednesday, May 14, 5:00
Wednesday, May 28, 5:00
Final Critique Wednesday, June 11, 5:30-6:30
Capstone Paper GuidelinesIf you are registered for Art 496 Capstone, before receiving a final grade you must present your final project in a capstone paper. The paper should be a 5-10 page reflective essay and include images and a bibliography. Images may be incorporated into the body of the paper or attached as an appendix. The paper is due at the final critique, and yes, you will need to turn in an old-fashioned hard copy of your paper.
1. Think of the paper as a presentation of your project to an audience of complete strangers. Use your project proposal to help you articulate your project and your process to this audience.
2. What were you trying to achieve with the project? Did you have a clear goal or purpose in mind? Were some aspects of the project more experimental? Discuss influences on the project, and include images and a bibliography.
3. Reflect on your process and give a post-mortem of the project. What went right? What went wrong? Did the project change as you went along? Did obstacles arise? Were they expected or unexpected? How did you overcome these obstacles? What advise would you give others undertaking similar projects?
1. Project proposal. Includes: writing, organization, quality of research, ambition, scope, clarity of each part of the proposal.
2. Presentation in critique. Includes: organization, clarity, quality of accompanying work, addressing the whole room, aware of audience response.
3. Interpersonal. How well do you give and take criticism? Are you responsive to recommendations? Are you listening to feedback?
4. Follow-through. Are you holding to steady, regular progress as demonstrated by your presentation at each critique. Does your site/blog show ongoing engagement? Is it evident that you are passionate about what you do?
5. Final delivery. Did you do what you set out to do? Is what you accomplished well-documented, and readily available to your audience?