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EDPX 5100 :: EDP Graduate Critique syllabus pdf
:: spring 2018 :: MW 9AM-11:50PM
Timothy Weaver, tweaver2@du.edu, 303.871.3279
Shwayder Art Building, 213, office hrs (by appointment), MW - 8- 9AM, 5-6PM

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This graduate-level critique will be staged as a revolving series of critical dialogue exchanges among participants on the path to mapping, developing, adapting and sustaining a creative praxis from the following individual inputs:
:: a media-based representation of your creative praxis
:: ongoing exploratory works
:: completed professional portfolio grade works and associated venue development
:: a project funding prospectus for a major creative investigation/residency
:: a supportive resource network for the continued investigation, development and sustanance of emerging forms of new media and creative direction.

:: Critcal dialogue exchanges surrounding sustainable creative praxis will flow from the following nodes of influence;

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:: Expand theoretical concepts and processes that characterize emergent forms of new media;

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:: Build insight into the psychological and cultural contexts which define the environment of new media access and interpretation and lay the foundation for the evolution and sustainablity of future forms;

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:: Characterize the diversity of digital and non-digital tools and technique that characterize, visualize, exemplify and expand the theoretical base and language of new media;

:: Perpetuate the usage and sharing of these tools and techniques to root experimentation, artistic process and intuition in the realized works;

:: Expand a consciousness regarding the sustainablity of tools and techniques and associations with resource needs, empowerment and autonomy related to creative direction and community;

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:: Expand the language for the enablement of critical dialogue and analysis of works, expansion of new media theory and exchange of ideas and criticism;

:: Charge this environment with an atmosphere that challenges the dualistic assumptions of art and non-art;

:: Foster a collective diversity of criticism that promotes experimentation, research, and affirmation of new creative thought, identity, and possibilities;

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:: Develop an inclusive group environment for the questioning, discussion, and exploration of the potential directions and fate of contemporary new media artists and their work for the sustainable future;

:: Cultivate a symbiotic educational relationship among class participants which includes internal mentoring, bottom-up input, and collaborative materialization of work;

:: Initiate a collaborative and cooperative network among class participants for future creative endeavors outside the academic institution; and

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:: Provide utilitarian resources as creative survival tools for the sustainable praxis of future artmaking endevours from this group network.

In order to meet course objectives the following requirements are critical to the attainment of an inclusive environment that is supportive to all participants:

Attendance is mandatory.   2 unexcused absences constitutes the drop of 1 letter grade for the course (2 lates=1 absence). An unexcused absence from any critique or critique segment will constitute the immediate drop of 1 letter grade for the course. Non-attendance at final critique/project presentation results in failing grade (F) for course.

Active and supportive participation in all project critiques, discussions, and presentations will be expected from all group members.

Quality of Work
All creative work under consideration for critique or discussion under this course should be of professional quality that warrants the attention and respect of your cohorts. No excuses, or explanations.

Work will be graded on the basis of fulfillment of course requirements combined with an assessment of assigned work. This assessment will be weighed in terms of degree of effort, creativity, and individual growth through the session. Grades will be assigned according to the University Policy as follows:
A superior/excellent
B good/better than average
C competent/average
D minimum passing
F failing