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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - ART6816

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Current Status: Approved by SCNS - 2013-10-11
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: Change
Course Change Information (for course changes only): Change this course from 2 credits to 3 credits. The workload for this class is considerable and exceeds the requirements for a two credit class.
Comments: to GC 5/6/13 - selected topics to permanent course for ART/Art History. Cleared Syst Concurrence 7/31/13. to SCNS 8/5/13. Approved eff 9/1/13


  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    2993 2012-11-01
     
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Art FA 24040010000
     
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Wendy Babcox 8139742360 ggreen@usf.edu

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    ART 6816 MFA Professional Practices

    Is the course title variable? N
    Is a permit required for registration?
    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
    C - Face-to-face (0% online) 0

    Prerequisites

    NONE

    Corequisites

    NONE

    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.

    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?

    This course is currently required of all our MFA Students in Studio Art

    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.)

    N/A


  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    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. 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. 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.

    B. Learning Outcomes

    see above

    C. Major Topics

    see above

    D. Textbooks

    CAREERS IN ART - DAVIS PUBLISHING, 2001 CAREER OPPORTUNITIES IN ART - HAUBENSTOCK, ETC., 2001 LICENSE AND MERCHANDISE CREATIVE ART - STIM, PUBL. NOLO.COM.

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    variable

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    Grading Scale is as follows:

    99 – 100 = A+

    96 – 98 = A

    92 – 95 = A-

    86 – 91 = B+

    84 – 87 = B

    80 – 83 = B-

    76 – 79 = C+

    72 – 75 = C

    68 – 71 = C-

    64 – 67 = D+

    60 – 63 = D

    56 – 59 = D-

    0 – 55 = F

    Basic Documents – 25 points

    Exams – 15 points

    Lecture – 20 points

    Grant Application – 10 points

    File System – 10 points

    Readings and Research Assignments – 10 points

    Participation – 10 points

    Attendance – perfect attendance or one unexcused absence: 0 points

    (each additional unexcused absence after the first: minus 1 letter grade)

    Extra Credit – up to 10 points

    (during the course additional extra credit points may be earned through the completion of additional assigned tasks)

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    Basic Documents, writing assignments, research assignments and readings will be graded qualitatively, reflecting how well your writing skills reflect your comprehension of the subject, goal and purpose of the function of the particular document.

    Exams will be graded based upon your demonstration of an understanding of the basic information covered in the course.

    Grant Application will be graded qualitatively upon the professionalism and clarity of the materials presented.

    Lecture will be assessed relative to the clarity and personal understanding of your conceptual and aesthetic mission and its relationship to the society at large, including as well your professionalism and presence in its delivery.

    Participation will be graded quantitatively, reflecting your active level of participation within all class activities and will be critically evaluated relative to participation in all class group discussions.

    File system will be graded upon its functional potential and professional organization that implies the continued professional use of that system.

    H. Attendance Policy

    Course Attendance at First Class Meeting – Policy for Graduate Students: For structured courses, 6000 and above, the College/Campus Dean will set the first-day class attendance requirement. Check with the College for specific information. This policy is not applicable to courses in the following categories: Educational Outreach, Open University (TV), FEEDS Program, Community Experiential Learning (CEL), Cooperative Education Training, and courses that do not have regularly scheduled meeting days/times (such as, directed reading/research or study, individual research, thesis, dissertation, internship, practica, etc.). Students are responsible for dropping undesired courses in these categories by the 5th day of classes to avoid fee liability and academic penalty. (See USF Regulation – Registration - 4.0101,

    http://usfweb2.usf.edu/usfgc/ogc%20web/currentreg.htm)

    Attendance Policy for the Observance of Religious Days by Students: In accordance with Sections 1006.53 and 1001.74(10)(g) Florida Statutes and Board of Governors Regulation 6C-6.0115, the University of South Florida (University/USF) has established the following policy regarding religious observances: (http://usfweb2.usf.edu/usfgc/gc_pp/acadaf/gc10-045.htm)

    In the event of an emergency, it may be necessary for USF to suspend normal operations. During this time, USF may opt to continue delivery of instruction through methods that include but are not limited to: Blackboard, Elluminate, Skype, and email messaging and/or an alternate schedule. It’s the responsibility of the student to monitor Blackboard site for each class for course specific communication, and the main USF, College, and department websites, emails, and MoBull messages for important general information.

    I. Policy on Make-up Work

    J. Program This Course Supports

    School of Art and Art History Graduate MFA Program


  5. Course Concurrence Information

    N/A



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