Interdisciplinary Capstone Research Paper
Write 5+ page project/research paper addressing the conceptual, historic, and technical issues of your Interdisciplinary Capstone project.
In detail describe the concept for your capstone project.
Clearly formulate the question or problem your project will examine: In what ways your project expands our knowledge and experiences? What practice it grew out of and how it contributes to scholarship with new ideas or experiences? Be as specific in your description of your ideas as you can. Address where your ideas come from? Will you explore new tangents that follow previous works or are you exploring new thoughts or media?
- Can you link this concept to larger framework of contemporary art?
- Why you think it is a significant or worthy concept to follow?
- What you expect your concept will add to the contemporary art discourse?
- What expectations you have from the audience to see in your work?
Follow your description of the project with thorough historical research. Research the historical precedents and development of the issues you would be working with. Give examples of artist and their work that deal with similar themes. Show how your work links historically to these themes, how it is similar and where it will depart with its own set of questions and problems. Explore the historical development of your technique, materials used with specific references (ex: video technology was developed in 1960 as portable electronic devices… …).
- Describe the technical concerns of your project.
- How you construct, assemble and present your project?
- What are your space, time, and resource requirements?
- What part of the project is each member of the group realizing/helping on?
- Develop specific time chart with dude dates for completion of specific parts of your project.
- Be as specific as you can to make sure you have all the necessary parts and resources of your project done and ready by the time for the class-project show.
- The midterm capstone project paper should be standard college essay style, double-spaced with references and list of all your recourses.
Research paper schedule outline:
- (January 30., February 6 ) Based on your individual initial project proposal, discuss in class how you can combine your project into collaborative work. Break into groups and discuss which concepts and ideas have collaborative elements and how they can be united to create greater, more complex work.
- (February 13.) Finalize the concept for your project. Considered that all significant components of your project have to accomplish and address conceptual, physical, and temporal elements of your work.
- Set up dates for parts of the projects to be completed.
- Divide and assign responsibilities for each group member with due specific dates.
- Write first draft of your mid-term (interim) project proposal. Each group will give update report on progress of their project, individual group discussion, workday.
- (February 20.) Midterm project in class work day. Individual in class meetings working on midterm paper and the project.
- (February 27.) Midterm Capstone Project Proposal / Research Paper due. (in class workday, setting up space....)
Workday, individual meetings, setting up for mid project review.
- (March 6.) Midterm class review/critique of your project – critique of group’s mid project progress. The Midterm project has to have all significant parts present in order to have meaningful class review of the work. Present in class your midterm project progress.