Graduate Art at ArtCenter College of Design

(classical music) – Humanity has producedsignificant and signifying objects that mean something to culture.

Art has always beenimportant to society as a method of communication andas a method of talking about complex ideas.

– This program isn't say,for example, a program where they break things up intoparticular mediums like painting, sculpture, photography, that it's interdisciplinary.

If you're interested inexperimenting and trying mediums that are outside of your practice, I think it's a wonderful place.

– [Diana] The idea in graduateart is that we combine method and materials with concept and content.

We're interested incorporatingthought about other fields into art and we'reinterested in artists who want to do that.

– As soon as you get herethey assign you a studio and you get the choicedepending on what kind of work you want to do.

It's really nice to have sucha big space that's your own.

– I guess one key thingwe get at our center is that people have to write a thesis, people have to do a thesis exhibition.

You get an ability to discuss your work, describe your work inrelation to current ideas from philosophy and critical theory.

– Artists need communityin order to remain part of a dialogue about contemporaryart and they need to find out if they're communicatingtheir ideas successfully.

Every student is required totake a Crit class every term.

– It's the only class whereall the students participate in the critique so it givesthem a voice that they can critique their fellow mates.

– We get a lot of attentionnow, you can't really hide out.

I guess you could ifyou wanted to but why, why would you in this environment? – When you want to showyour work at the galleries people talk instead ofyou, so here when you have the to talk with them thenyou can reach this point in which where you canexplain your work which makes it more maybe visceral.

– [Shingo] You get tolisten to what a group of people encountering yourwork without knowing anything about it might think, which is invaluable.

– We have had a Tuesdaynight visiting artist lecture series, an artistwho comes in for a lecture will also do a day of studiovisits so the students have the opportunity notonly to hear about that artist's work but totalk to them one on one.

– [Lita] The student's get alot of input from curators, museum directors, critics, writers, the expansion of knowledgeand information that you get I mean you just don't have that anywhere.

– It's very good to allowthe faculty and your peers of course, to influence youand understand that this is a collective effort toremind you that everybody's here to push you and to challenge you.

– [Shingo] I've seen my workexpand in various directions and my desire to experiment,my desire to work in different mediums have been met.

You are investing a lotin being in this program, you're investing in yourselfand that's really important.

– We expect them to have acuriosity and a work ethic that inspires them.

We want them to see whatit means to be a real engaged artist, an artistengaged with the world, with the contemporary art world.

– [Lita] It's great to be inthis community of thinking, you understand the differentthoughts that have come and you also try andsurpass what has been done.

You become part of thisriver of creative thought about the visual language.

College of Architecture, Art and Design | Mississippi State University

(upbeat harmonious music) This is a place where I've discovered more about myself than anywhere else.

I'm learning what it means to create, to design and to make in ways that are inspiring, responsible and professional.

(upbeat music) Through making and evaluating things that are, students learn how to make architectural proposals for things that could be.

(upbeat music) It's really opened my eyes.

I see the world differently now.

I've been able to express my thoughts and my emotions in ways I didn't know I could.

(upbeat music) Learning from faculty who challenge me to do more, to think it through, to be a better artist.

(gentler music) I've discovered ways to integrate my style and influences with the needs of others to create spaces that are functional and unique.

(upbeat music) The program has allowed me to bridge the gap between design and constructing.

I feel as if I can build things better, more efficiently, with sustainability in mind.

(upbeat music) Our community design centers have given me the opportunity to go places I never thought I would go.

And I've helped others rebuild their lives.

It's impacting me more than I ever thought.

(upbeat music) The opportunities I have here, the faculty, the facilities, the friends I've made, this is where I'm supposed to be.

(upbeat music).

Durham College Accessibility video for Media, Art, and Design

Many of us are experiencing the world withunseen challenges.

As a faculty member, you see hundreds of studentsthroughout the year.

This video shows a taste of what some of themmight be seeing when they look back at you.

*loud clock ticking* hello hi My name's Kim.

*loud clock ticking* Okay, wanna come on in, have a seat? Ok So you're here to interview for the work-studyposition? Yes And what program are you taking? Computer Programmer Analyst.

*loud clock ticking*Computer Programmer? OK.

*loud clock ticking*And are you aware of what the job entails? Yes.

And.

Did you take this? Um, no I didn't, no.

Where is it? It's New York City.

Ok.

So are you able to work evenings as well? Yes.

During the week if we need? Yes.

Ok great, well that's it.

I'd like to thank you for coming in and havea great day.

You're welcome.

You too.

Ok, it's um.

We're done.

You can go now.

If you want.

Oh ok.

I'll walk you out.

Ok.

Ok, thanks very much.

You're welcome.

Have a good day.

You too.

Morning class, sorry I'm late, but I justhad a really weird interview.

Today we're going to be focusing on chapters3, 4, and 5.

So it's going to be a pretty intense classtoday.

So I need you all to pay attention, keep yourlaptops open.

*muffled sound*Student is distracted and not paying attention to the professor.

*muffled sound* Are you ok? Oh! Sorry.

It's ok, class is over, you can go now.

Ok.

Hey, excuse me! Excuse me.

*muffled sound* student is Deaf or Hard of Hearing Sorry I'm late professor.

so, there are a lot of.

Ah.

Negative consequencesto what Apple does.

I mean we have these great products that we all use and utilize,but does the rest of the world get to enjoy.

Ok, so, um, you know, there's an audiencefor Apple products and ah.

You have these guys everyone knows they're really popular.

Ah.

Artists,you've probably seen them before.

*audible heart beating* and ahh.

What's your name again.

Ah.

Um.

I'mreally sorry, I'll be right back.

*audible heart beating* Excuse me, do you need some help? No, I'm ok.

Oh, I'm so sorry.

*perceives words backwards* Be kind.

Everyone you meet has a story you know nothingabout.