Capstone Background

The Capstone course (CAPSTONE 4900 or DEPT 4900), recommended for the final semester of study at SAIC is an intensive mentoring class focused on the development and/or presentation of culminating student work at the end of their undergraduate studies. Depending on the department, various Capstone course formats will be offered, including three-hour seminars, three-hour studio seminars, six-hour studios, and six-hour studio symposia. Courses listed as CAPSTONE 4900 are intended to be interdisciplinary and open to all seniors who have completed Professional Practice. Discipline-specific courses with departmental pre-requisites are listed with the departmental heading, DEPT 4900.

Capstone is the third and final course in the three-course sequence of Academic Spine courses (Sophomore Seminar, Professional Practice, and Capstone), which is required for all freshmen who began their undergraduate degrees at SAIC in Fall 2015 and after (transfer students must take Research Studio for Transfer Students, Professional Practice, and Capstone).

Capstone Course Description

The Capstone course assesses your strengths and weaknesses in your studio, scholarly, and/or pedagogical practice through intensive mentoring. You will assemble and document your capstone body of work, and prepare a plan to present your work in a wider context, such as in a capstone exhibition/production/event, in an on-campus or off-campus venue, or in a print or online publication. Due to the demands of this work, you should plan to take Capstone during your final semester of coursework at SAIC.

Capstone: Course Learning Goals

At the conclusion of the Captsone course, students will be able to:

  1. Assemble and document a body of focused, self-initiated work that demonstrates conceptual understanding and technical ability. (Linked to BFA LG 1. Evidence: Documentation of Practice, evaluated via rubric on Chalk&Wire)
  2. Engage in practices of critique that position one's own and others’ work in a diverse range of practices and their histories. (Linked to BFA LG 3, 4. Examples of evidence: optional documentation/notes related to student participation in critiques.)
  3. Demonstrate the ability to think, speak, and write clearly and effectively with regard to the creative, scholarly, and/or pedagogical practice (Linked to BFA LG 4. Evidence: Documentation of Practice written contextualization, evaluated via rubric on Chalk&Wire)
  4. Prepare a plan to present work in a wider context, such as in a capstone exhibition/production/event, in an on-campus or off-campus venue, or in a print or online publication. (Linked to BFA LG 2, 3, 4. Examples of evidence: Participation in an SAIC year-end event such as the Fashion Show or BFA Exhibition; presentation of academic thesis or teaching demonstration; submission of proposal to display work in an on-campus or off-campus venue; publication of work in print or online)

 


Cat/Sec#/Credits
(Class Number)
Department/Area of StudyCourse NameDays/Times/Start and End date/LocationInstructor
4900 001
6 credits
(1033)
Architecture/Interior Arch/Designed Objects
Arch/Inarch: Ugrd Studio 6Tuesday/Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Jan 25, 2018 to May 13, 2018
Sullivan Center 1256
Compagnon, Odile
4900 001
6 credits
(1082)
Architecture/Interior Arch/Designed Objects
Arch/Inarch: Ugrd Studio 6Tuesday/Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Jan 25, 2018 to May 13, 2018
Sullivan Center 1256
Compagnon, Odile
4900 001
3 credits
(2050)
Art History
Senior Thesis IITuesday
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Jan 25, 2018 to May 13, 2018
Lakeview - 1428
Rosen, Rhoda
4900 040
3 credits
(1177)
Arts Administration
BFA Exhibition IntensiveSaturday * Wednesday
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM * 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Jan 25, 2018 to Mar 31, 2018
MacLean B1-04 * MacLean B1-04
Gingerich, Rosalynn
Washington, Erin
Gingerich, Rosalynn
4900 001
3 credits
(1186)
Art and Technology
Collaboration * Theory
Advanced Art and Technology ProjectsMonday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Jan 25, 2018 to May 13, 2018
MacLean 414
Baker, Christopher
4900 030
3 credits
(1233)
Ceramics
Ceramics Senior Critique StudioTuesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Jan 25, 2018 to May 13, 2018
To Be Announced
Ross, Katherine
4900 001
6 credits
(2519)
Fashion
Fashion Construction/Design VITuesday/Thursday
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Jan 25, 2018 to May 13, 2018
Sullivan Center 702
Loh, Anke
Schnabl, Katrin
4900 010
3 credits
(1357)
Film,Video,New Media
Advanced New Media ProjectsMonday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Jan 25, 2018 to May 13, 2018
MacLean 807
Hentschlager, Kurt KH
4900 001
3 credits
(2524)
Liberal Arts
UG Thesis: Research and Writing IIFriday
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Jan 25, 2018 to May 13, 2018
MacLean 818
Morris, Karen
4900 002
3 credits
(2525)
Liberal Arts
UG Thesis: Research and Writing IIFriday
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Jan 25, 2018 to May 13, 2018
MacLean 816
Smart, Willy
4900 080
3 credits
(1679)
Photography
Senior Photo Studio SeminarThursday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Jan 25, 2018 to May 13, 2018
Columbus 215
Beaubien, Aimee
Pentecost, Claire
4900 001
3 credits
(1704)
Printmedia
Advanced PrintmakingTuesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Jan 25, 2018 to May 13, 2018
Columbus 228
Kumar, Shaurya
4900 002
3 credits
(1711)
Printmedia
Advanced PrintmakingThursday * Thursday * Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM * 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM * 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Jan 25, 2018 to May 13, 2018
Columbus 222 * Columbus 223 * Columbus 203
Watt, Oli
Moor, Ayanah
Watt, Oli
Moor, Ayanah
Watt, Oli
Moor, Ayanah
4900 020
3 credits
(2177)
Painting and Drawing
CAPSTONE: PTDWTuesday
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Jan 25, 2018 to May 13, 2018
Columbus 308
Grabner, Michelle
4900 070
3 credits
(2283)
Visual Critical Studies
UG Thesis: Research/Writing IIFriday
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Jan 25, 2018 to May 13, 2018
MacLean 818
Morris, Karen
4900 071
3 credits
(2282)
Visual Critical Studies
UG Thesis: Research/Writing IIFriday
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Jan 25, 2018 to May 13, 2018
MacLean 816
Smart, Willy
4900 001
6 credits
(1881)
Visual Communications
Advanced StudioThursday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Jan 25, 2018 to May 13, 2018
Sharp 1217
Farrell, Stephen
Kostiw, Alex Karenina
4900 010
3 credits
(1883)
Visual Communications
Books and Publishing
Advanced Typography: Language and ImageTuesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Jan 25, 2018 to May 13, 2018
Sharp 1115
Morgenthaler, Daniel
4900 011
3 credits
(1882)
Visual Communications
Books and Publishing
Advanced Typography: Language and ImageFriday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Jan 25, 2018 to May 13, 2018
Sharp 1116
Bockos, Georgia
4900 012
3 credits
(2588)
Visual Communications
Books and Publishing
Advanced Typography: Language and ImageFriday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Jan 25, 2018 to May 13, 2018
Sharp 1214
Kostiw, Alex Karenina
4900 020
3 credits
(1891)
Visual Communications
d.StudioTuesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Jan 25, 2018 to May 13, 2018
Sharp 1217
Stammers, Mark
4900 001
3 credits
(1905)
Writing
Undergraduate Thesis for BFAW SeminarFriday
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Jan 25, 2018 to May 13, 2018
Lakeview - 808
Wilson, Leila A
Cat/Sec#/Credits
(Class Number)
Department/Area of StudyCourse NameDays/Times/Start and End date/LocationInstructor
4900 075
3 credits
(2528)
Architecture/Interior Arch/Designed Objects
Whatnot StudioWednesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Aug 29, 2018 to Dec 17, 2018
Sullivan Center 1230
Oyler, Peter J.
Takagi, Jonah
4900 002
3 credits
(2232)
Art Education
Community and Locality
Cultural Approaches to ProductionMonday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Aug 29, 2018 to Dec 17, 2018
Sharp 403
Estrada, William
4900 030
3 credits
(2382)
Arts Administration
Collaboration * Exhibition and Curatorial Stud * Public Space
Senior Capstone: Work ItTuesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Aug 29, 2018 to Dec 17, 2018
MacLean B1-04
Lowe, Nicholas
4900 050
3 credits
(1258)
Ceramics
Ceramics Senior Critique StudioTuesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Aug 29, 2018 to Dec 17, 2018
Columbus 109
O'Brien, William John
4900 002
3 credits
(2525)
Film,Video,New Media
Senior Film/Video ProjectsMonday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Aug 29, 2018 to Dec 17, 2018
MacLean 1408
Wilmouth, Daniele
4900 010
3 credits
(2526)
Film,Video,New Media
Advanced Animation ProjectsMonday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Aug 29, 2018 to Dec 17, 2018
MacLean 714
Sullivan, Christopher
4900 070
3 credits
(2406)
Performance
Night PracticeThursday
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Aug 29, 2018 to Dec 17, 2018
MacLean 2M
Deacon, Robin
4900 020
3 credits
(1260)
Painting and Drawing
Lives of the ArtistsWednesday
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Aug 29, 2018 to Dec 17, 2018
Columbus 308
Eastman, Mari
4900 001
3 credits
(2403)
Visual Communications
Books and Publishing
Advanced Typography: Language and ImageTuesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Aug 29, 2018 to Dec 17, 2018
Sharp 1115
Morgenthaler, Daniel
4900 002
3 credits
(2404)
Visual Communications
Books and Publishing
Advanced Typography: Language and ImageThursday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Aug 29, 2018 to Dec 17, 2018
Sharp 1115
Bockos, Georgia
4900 004
3 credits
(2397)
Visual Communications
d.StudioWednesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Aug 29, 2018 to Dec 17, 2018
Sharp 1217
Stammers, Mark

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