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S5 Advanced Projects

Grounded in an interdisciplinary approach, students in this advanced course explore a range of creative strategies used by contemporary artists in order to develop new ideas and create strong, portfolio-quality work. This course is designed to introduce students to a number of new media, materials, and methods to expand skills in areas such as drawing, painting, sculpture, installation, video, sound, and performance. With extensive faculty guidance and peer support, students will develop individual projects, learn to clearly articulate their ideas, and produce work that fully represent them as artists. Artist presentations, critiques, and field trips supplement studio coursework. This course is intended for students that have previous experience and a deep interest in the visual arts, want to add new work to their portfolio, and are comfortable working independently from specific assignments using interdisciplinary practices. Artwork and performances that are temporary in nature or that cannot be easily transported will be properly documented through photography and video.

*NOTE* Previous experience in art/design and the ability to work independent of specific assignments required. SAIC provides basic equipment for this course, but students are encouraged to bring their own digital camera, tablet, and/or laptop for homework and after-studio hours projects.

1.0 College Credits
Full Tuition Cost: $1,785
This cost does not reflect any potential Merit Scholarship or need-based financial aid the student may be awarded. Housing is an additional cost of $500; the meal plan is an additional cost of $100.

Registration Deadline is noon on Friday, July 19th.

There are two registration options for this course. Call us at 312.629.6170 or email if you have any questions! We're happy to help.

Option 1: Pay in full now.
Select this option if you do not wish to apply for aid or scholarships and are ready to pay in full now for tuition, and housing fees (if requested). You will be prompted to answer follow-up questions on the next few screens and pay the full cost of tuition, and housing (if requested), at checkout. The full cost of the program tuition includes a $100 non-refundable tuition deposit.

Option 2: Apply for aid/scholarships and pay a $100 non-refundable tuition deposit. 
Select this option if you would like to apply for a merit scholarship and/or need-based financial aid. You will be prompted to answer follow-up questions on the next few screens and pay the $100 non-refundable tuition deposit at checkout. Once you have been notified of your potential award amounts, you will be required to pay your remaining balance online by our payment deadline.

Pay full tuition now. If you request housing, fees will be added at checkout.
Advanced Projects Full Price
Apply for merit scholarship/need-based financial aid and pay a $100 non-refundable tuition deposit.
Advanced Projects Deposit
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Class meeting time 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (T/TH 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM)
Class meeting days Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
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Course number 1011
Course instructor Rebecca Walz