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ARTS 400 Capstone Seminar

In this course students learn about the documents, practices and resources necessary to pursue a career in the visual arts. Some pragmatic assignments will demonstrate the artist's talents and accomplishments (such as resumes, statements and portfolios). Other logistical exercises will explore the expectations for the field (like exhibition protocols, employment opportunities, grant proposals, residencies and applications for graduate school). This course is required for all Studio Arts majors and should be executed in the student's final year of study.

Special information

Notes: Studio Arts majors only. Students must have 90 credits or more to enroll in this course.
2 Undergraduate credits

Effective December 11, 2023 to present

Learning outcomes


  • Develop the documents and tools for a sustainable artistic practice.
  • Examine the resources, protocols, and expectations necessary to apply for exhibitions, grants, and residencies.
  • Investigate educational and employment opportunities for emerging artists.
  • Evaluate the business practices of being an artist such as art sales and marketing.
  • Organize paperwork and artwork for the capstone exhibition on campus.

Spring 2024

Section Title Instructor books eservices
01 Capstone Seminar Rasmussen, Erica S Books for ARTS-400-01 Spring 2024 Course details for ARTS-400-01 Spring 2024