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AR 402 - Photography Portfolio

Equal parts seminar and studio in its approach, this senior-level course incorporates discussions and readings focused on contemporary photo-based artworks and the theoretical and critical developments in recent photographic art practices. In addition, this course helps prepare students to enter the professional art world and/or graduate school. Students develop a cohesive portfolio of photographic imagery and create a strategy for the presentation of their work. Prerequisite: AR-353.

AR 404 - Responsive Media

Students learn how to make interfaces for smart phones and tablets to create interactive audio and video. In addition, students produce creative projects using data mapping, generative art and work collaboratively on a site-specific media project. Also listed as CO-404. Prerequisite: CO-145 or AR-181.

AR 409 - Senior Year Experience: Thesis/Portfolio

The second part of a two course, senior year capstone experience designed to provide students the opportunity to complete a thesis project, work with clients under the direction of a faculty member, successfully mount their senior exhibition for AR-SHO credit, and to create an entry-level, professional design portfolio. For BFA Graphic Design Majors only. Prerequisite: AR-408. Corequisite: AR-384.

AR 415 - Senior Animation Reel

Students will create a reel between two to three minutes in duration of their animation work from previous animation projects and new animation projects. Includes lecture, discussion, demonstration, critiques and individual meetings with students to support the development of students' work. Students will research self-promotional opportunities such as competitions and festivals. Students will revise their resume to respond to their career interests. Emphasis will be placed on the development of a personal point of view. Prerequisite: AR-414.

AR 499 - Independent Study in Art

Guided research - a studio project or art history topic. Weekly consultation. May be elected for a total of six credits. Prerequisites: Senior standing and prior permission of the directing professor and department chair.

AR SHO - Senior Show

This is a pass/fail course.