Students in Advanced Studio I focus on making a ‘body of work’ for their Graduation Exhibition. Students work independently for a minimum of six hours per week (preferably at the school) as well as meet on a one-on-one basis with their advisor each week (days/times to be arranged). In addition students participate in Advanced Studio Seminar (3 hours/week) to discuss the various issues related contemporary art practice through assigned readings, written analysis and class discussions. Guest mentors are invited to participate in critiques on an occasional basis. All Diploma students must complete Advanced Studio I & II to be eligible for graduation in the spring. Advanced Studio credit is nine hours per week: six hours per week of independent work time at school which includes individual consultation with faculty and three hours of class time. Prerequisites: Students need to have completed their 100 and 200 level hourly requirements or permission of the Director.
Advanced Studio courses are only offered in the Fall and Winter semesters. Studio space is of limited availability so people applying for the Advanced Studio (residency option) need to apply as soon as possible. A $500 deposit is requested by July 31st for the Fall term and December 1st for the Winter term.