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    Goucher College
   
 
  Nov 21, 2017
 
 
    
Goucher College 2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalogue
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ART 356 - Professional Practices for Visual Artists (4 Cr.)

(formerly ART 256)
This course introduces and examines a wide range of strategies for developing a professional practice as a working visual artist. Course includes preparing for an exhibition - including repairing/preparing gallery walls, press releases, invitations, framing, installing (2-D & 3-D work) and lighting. Other topics covered are documenting and archiving artwork, preparing submission materials, writing artist statements, grant writing and research, understanding the culture and structure of non-profit and commercial exhibition venues, exploring collaborative exhibition opportunities, social networking in the  field, and creating a CV and portfolio for graduate school, exhibition and grants. Course work may include; mounting an exhibition in the Corrin Gallery, conception and preparation of curatorial proposals, conception and design of the thesis exhibition, course sessions held off-campus offering students the opportunity to meet diverse groups of professionals in the field, including artists, writers, curators, and administrators.  Prerequisite: two studio art courses, one of which must be at the 200-level, or permission of the instructor. First offered 2017. Program faculty.



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