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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - ART6999

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2005-01-10
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  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    1914 2004-09-02
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Art and Art History FA 2404-000-00
    Contact Person Phone Email
    W. Wilson 42360

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    ART 6999 MFA Professional Practices

    Is the course title variable? N
    Is a permit required for registration? N
    Are the credit hours variable? N
    Is this course repeatable?
    If repeatable, how many times? 0

    Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option
    2 C - Class Lecture (Primarily) R - Regular
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    MFA Professional Practices
    Course Online? Percentage Online





    Course Description

    MFA students will analyze their experiences and explore options available to visual artists after completion of their degree. Restricted to majors; not repeatable for credit

  3. Justification

    A. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course.

    1. Students need to better understand professional options.

    2. Students should be able to document their artworks and the regular curriculum does not permit that.

    3. There is no other place in the curriculum that approaches the content of this course

    B. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service?

    Course is required in fifth semester of six semester curriculum. Twelve students per offering.

    C. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?


    D. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.)

    MFA (terminal degree). Broad experiences as a practicing artist that include working relationships with galleries, museums, public art entities and the like. Invited guests at class meetings must be professionally competent individuals with achievements in the field relevant to this course.

  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    1. Gain an understanding of professional opportunities available to artists.

    2. Become prepared to present oneself in visual and written forms to practitioners in the field.

    3. Gain an undertstanding of relevant legal and financial matters in the field.

    B. Learning Outcomes

    1. Students completing the course will be able to identify professional opportunities in the field.

    2. Students completing the course will be able to effectively present themselves in professional visual and written forms.

    3. Students will be able to demonstrate a knowledge of basic legal and financial issues related to professional artists.

    C. Major Topics

    1. Opportunities available to artists in American society.

    2. Grants, fellowships, residences available to artists.

    3. Developing a professional portfolio.

    4. Creating documentation and presentation of artworks, statements, etc.

    5. Legal matters, such as copyright, for artists.

    6. Financial and tax matters specific to artists.

    D. Textbooks

    Careers in Art - Davis Publishing, 2001

    Career Opportunities in Art - Haubenstock, etc., 2001

    License and Merchandise Creative Art - Stim, publ.

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    H. Attendance Policy

    I. Policy on Make-up Work

    J. Program This Course Supports

  5. Course Concurrence Information

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