An innovative programme designed for students who wish to work independently, in a supportive environment, with the guidance or mentorship of a faculty advisor. This programme offers directed study beyond that provided in our regular curriculum as advisors work one-on-one with students to motivate, challenge, and give timely feedback and critique.
For students at the intermediate or advanced levels, our Independent Studies Program will help facilitate a disciplined and intensive period of work and a broadened awareness of contemporary art practices and issues. The combination of working on one’s own in a focused way along with meaningful exchange in a non-competitive setting presents a unique opportunity for artistic progress.
The Independent Studies Program is designed for students who wish to
Pursue personal artistic goals
Develop a portfolio for advanced studies
Create a body of work for exhibition
Explore new directions
Our faculty advisors for this program are experienced artists and teachers who are actively involved in their artistic career.
The Independent Studies Program can be taken on its own or in conjunction with other courses. The selection of an appropriate advisor will be discussed at the time of registration. Students may request a specific teacher at this time.
Components: The programme includes the following:
Individual Critique: Students meet three times per semester with an advisor. The session involves discussion of objectives, critique of work, as well as recommended studies, courses or readings.
All independent studies students meet with an advisor for a group review of their work. These meetings provide an opportunity to share and exchange ideas and encourages students to develop a language for discussion and critique that can significantly advance an understanding of our individual art practice.
Recommended readings and gallery visits.