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 002
3 credits
(2491)
Art Education
Community and Locality
Art Education: Cultural Approaches to ProdMonday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Aug 30, 2017 to Dec 18, 2017
Sharp 403
Marroquin, Nicole
4900 001
3 credits
(2068)
Arts Administration
Senior Capstone: Senior Sem:BFA Exhib & BeyondWednesday
4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Aug 30, 2017 to Dec 18, 2017
MacLean B1-04
Ryan, Michael
4900 001
3 credits
(1204)
Ceramics
Senior Capstone: Ceramics Senior Critique StdTuesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Aug 30, 2017 to Dec 18, 2017
To Be Announced
O'Brien, William John
4900 001
3 credits
(2358)
Painting and Drawing
Senior Capstone: Capstone SeminarTuesday
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Aug 30, 2017 to Dec 18, 2017
Columbus 308
Itatani, Michiko
4900 001
6 credits
(2392)
Undergraduate Division
Senior Capstone: Studio Symposium: Fast/Slow TiTuesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Aug 30, 2017 to Dec 18, 2017
MacLean B1-04
Brotman, Judith
Biles, Jeremy
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
Architecture: 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 220
6 credits
(2407)
Architecture/Interior Arch/Designed Objects
Senior Capstone: Undergraduate ProjectsMonday/Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Jan 25, 2018 to May 13, 2018
Sullivan Center 1256
Craig, Jack
Venckunaite, Aura
4900 001
6 credits
(1082)
Architecture/Interior Arch/Designed Objects
Interior Architecture: 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
Art History: Art Hist Research Methods 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
Senior Capstone: 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
Gingerich, Rosalynn
4900 001
3 credits
(1186)
Art and Technology
Collaboration * Theory
Senior Capstone: Advanced Art & Tech ProjectsMonday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Jan 25, 2018 to May 13, 2018
MacLean 414
Baker, Christopher
4900 030
3 credits
(1233)
Ceramics
Senior Capstone: Ceramics Senior Critique StdTuesday
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: 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
Senior Capstone: 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
Liberal Arts: UG Thesis: Research/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
Liberal Arts: UG Thesis: Research/Writing IIFriday
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Jan 25, 2018 to May 13, 2018
MacLean 816
Smart, Willy
4900 001
3 credits
(1679)
Photography
Senior Capstone: Senior 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
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
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
Senior Capstone: Beyond Crit: Language and InteTuesday
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
Visual Critical Studies: Undergrad Thes:Res/Writ II VCSFriday
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
Visual Critical Studies: Undergrad Thes:Res/Writ II VCSFriday
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Jan 25, 2018 to May 13, 2018
MacLean 816
Smart, Willy
4900 001
6 credits
(1881)
Visual Communications
Visual Communication: 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
Visual Communication: Advanced TypographyTuesday
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
Visual Communication: Advanced TypographyFriday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Jan 25, 2018 to May 13, 2018
Sharp 1116
Bockos, Georgia
4900 020
3 credits
(1891)
Visual Communications
Visual Communication: 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
Writing: UG Thesis for BFAW SeminarFriday
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Jan 25, 2018 to May 13, 2018
Lakeview - 808
Wilson, Leila A

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