ECU- VAST 410 S002 Senior Studio Interdiscipline

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VAST-410-S002 (21547) Senior Studio Interdiscipline

{Instructors: E. McIntosh & F. Bowie}

Mondays 01:00PM - 03:50PM and Mondays 04:30PM - 07:20PM

Please follow instructions on the following link READ ME FIRST before proceeding, thanks.


File:VAST 410 S002 2014 Outline Fiona Bowie, Elizabeth McIntosh.pdf
Website catalogue description |
Provides students with the opportunity to propose and develop a self-directed body of work in consultation with a faculty member of the School of Visual Arts. Through research, discussion, and writing, students are expected to increase their understanding of the content and context of their process and production. Students meet regularly, on an individual or group basis, for critiques and discussions.
This is a senior level course in which students propose and develop a self-directed body of work in consultation with the instructors. Through research, discussion and writing students are expected to increase their understanding of the content and context of their process and production.

Important Dates

January 2, Thursday: University Reopens
January 6, Monday: Spring semester classes begin
February 9-15, Sunday – Saturday – Study Week: No Classes
February 10, Monday – Family Day: University Closed
April 11, Friday – Last day for studio courses in Visual Arts, FVIM, ANIM, CGIA, ISMA & FNDT
April 14 - 17, Monday to Thursday - Review Panels: academic classes run as normal during this time
(no studio classes for Visual Arts, FVIM, CGIA, ISMA + ANIM)
April 17, Foundation Show Opens
April 18, Friday – Good Friday: University Closed
April 19, Saturday: Spring Semester Ends
April 21, Monday – Easter Monday: University Closed

Week 1 Jan 6th

This week, we will outline the coming term and create peer/critique groups for you, so that you will know today how many critiques you will have and when they are. Also, as your work develops, you can comment and support each other. You will see your peer group links at the top of your pages. For now, here are links to your studio page.
All announcements, events and changes will be posted here.

Spring 2014 student studios

Group 1

Group 2

* Gabriel Lung (2014)* *Haesun Chung (2014)* *Gibbard, Kristiana (2014)* * Gabriela Munoz (2014)* *Allison M. Watters (2014)* * Ji Yun Min (2014)*

Group 3


Here is information on creating an annotated List of Influences that you will create for the research portion of this class.
Annotated lists/bibliographies are incredibly useful as you move forward into professional life. Most artists we know still update and refer to the ones they started while in school. Many have several of them, each pertaining to a particular work or series of works.
Beyond being a useful reference for why you thought a particular artist, work, article, book, website, etc was useful to you, it also serves as a fantastic history of your artistic practice over time.

An annotated list/bibliography is an expanded form of the conventional bibliography: in addition to a list of researched artists, books, articles, films, links and documents etc., with author and other pertinent information, each citation/listing is followed by a brief description and critical evaluation of the citation.
Importantly this annotation can include page numbers of favourite quotes or passages (...and the quotes themselves, very useful!). Here is a link to useful tips on creating your annotated list/bibliography, but feel free to format it in a way that is both useful and engaging for you.
You can add to it regularly as work, subjects etc. occur to you and by the end of term, you will have a quick reference and 'snapshot' of your terms work. Some artists also include singular observations that occur to them as they work in the studio.
The most important thing to remember is to make this bibliography useful for you, therefore, feel free to customize it as you see fit for your project and research. * 

*...I recall that many times during my undergrad I would want to grab a quote that was significant for me for a presentation or paper, not remembering what page it was on...this will go a long way to mitigate that frustration. This list can be added to over years and serve as one of your most useful research tools in your professional lives. It's also a great resource for considering what to include in an artist talk, meeting with curator or commission jury.
== Peer Groups ==
will go here.....

Schedule Quicklook:

You will be expected to prepare for critique every three weeks. Being prepared includes having your work hung or installed in a considered and professional manner. Marks will be deducted for slipshod installation of work.
Evaluation includes:
• Idea/Concept/Challenges
• Imagination/Innovation/Originality
• Research/Preparation/Experimentation
• Material Handling/Technical Skill
• Quantity and Quality of work produced

Group 1

Group 2

* Gabriel Lung (2014)* *Haesun Chung (2014)* *Gibbard, Kristiana (2014)* * Gabriela Munoz (2014)* *Allison M. Watters (2014)* * Ji Yun Min (2014)*

Group 3

1 Jan. 6 Introduction Begin Annotated List

2 Jan. 13 Crit Group A

3 Jan. 20 Crit Group B
4 Jan. 27 Crit Group C
5 Feb, 3 Crit Group A
6 Feb, 10 Reading Week
7 Feb, 17 Crit Group B Annotated List Due
8 Feb. 24 Crit Group C
9 Mar. 3 Crit Group A
10 Mar. 10 Crit Group B
11 Mar. 17 Crit Group C
12 Mar. 24 Work Class
13 Mar. 31 Final Crit
14 April 7 Final Crit
15 Review Panels Mon, April 14th to Thurs, April 17th No studio classes for Visual Arts, FVIM, ISMA, CGIA + ANIM

Participation in critiques:

Thoughtful, serious engagement, critical thinking and sensitivity regarding other students and their work are crucial. Very quiet students may choose to write their comments and criticism with agreed permission of the instructors.
Students are expected to present evidence of new work for their critiques and tutorials, key aspects of research and be well prepared to use their tutorials and their studio time wisely.

Attendance & punctuality

- Deductions as follows:
5% each unexcused absence, 2.5% each lateness or leaving early. To formally excuse an absence due to illness or emergency, students must contact their instructor by email or voice mail by the end of the day unless very serious circumstances prevent contact.

Course learning outcomes

Upon completion of this course students will have realized development in their individual program of work. They will have identified the subjects that interest them at this stage and the materials and methods appropriate to the subject. They will have completed a significant body of work at an advanced student level and have the beginning of a resource base of technical skills and research methods to build on. Students will also have an increased understanding of the critical context with which their work is evaluated and have some idea of the position they wish to assume relative to that context.