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CFA 3120. Fine Art Seminar I. 3 Credits.

Fine Art Seminar I is a companion course to Fine Art Studio III, offering students an opportunity to delve deeply into the concepts, historical context, materials, and processes that relate to the contract assignments and to the independent art making you will be engaged in this year. The Seminar will center on skills related to your work but will differ substantially from your studio class in both content and organization. Its goal is to support your development as an artist, and to challenge you to see your work and the work of your peers in a critical way. Fine Art Seminar I sessions will be led by one or more of the Seminar faculty team members, on a rotating basis. The content of these Seminars will vary according to the contract and may include lectures, presentations, and group activities such as written or experiential activities or group discussions that relate to and supplement the Fine Art Studio curriculum. Additionally, students will be asked to give presentations that relate to this work. Visiting artists and field trips will also be a major component of Seminar.