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Classes for J-term + Spring 2013

Classes for J-term + Spring 2013

JTerm and Spring 2013 classes 

J-term 2013

Art Activism Community Project
46-2505J
Instructor: Ames Hawkins

This course presents opportunity for hands-on civic engagement, with two guiding questions: 1) Can art save lives 2) It might be activism, but is it art Students read theory and examine examples of artistic activism in the larger context of social and political issues informing artistic action. In the studio students execute their artistic action plan. Students will complete, present, and hand in written assignments reflecting on and connecting theories of artistic action with their own practice of creating activist art.


Place, Process & Portfolio
53-2100J-01 cross-listed as 48-2100J-01
Instructors: Sharon Bloyd-Peshkin, Lott Hill

Step off the technological grid to live, learn, and work with 15 other student artists and media makers, while residing in the historic, private annex of the Marin Headlands Hostel. Explore the historical, cultural and natural complexity of rural Marin County and Urban San Francisco. Collaborate to produce new work and develop an exhibitio to be mounted on campus in spring 2013.


Spring 2013

Ad Agency
54-3978
Instructor: Laurence Minsky

Course teaches students how to function in an advertising agency as a specialist (account management, creative, media, traffic, production) and as a member of an agency team. Students work with actual clients in real assignments and are required to participate in client meetings, generate contact reports, conduct research, develop strategies, write media plans, ideate concepts, and produce creative elements. Course culminates in the final production of completed marketing campaign elements, enabling students to have published samples for their portfolios. Prerequisite: Completion of Marketing Communication core courses and permission of instructor after an interview (to ensure a balance between account and creative specialties, diversity, and the appropriate skill level).


Big Art

BIGArt is a course for first year students that supports them in working within Chicago Public School and community-based arts organizations, while exposing them to the exciting field of teaching artistry. This course is an intensive, designed for students who are interested in doing good things in the world with their creative practice, or are interested in the exploring the fields of education, arts activism, and community development through the arts. For more information.


Art Activism Community Project
46-2505
Instructor: Ames Hawkins

This course presents opportunity for hands-on civic engagement, with two guiding questions: 1) Can art save lives 2) It might be activism, but is it art Students read theory and examine examples of artistic activism in the larger context of social and political issues informing artistic action. In the studio students execute their artistic action plan. Students will complete, present, and hand in written assignments reflecting on and connecting theories of artistic action with their own practice of creating activist art.