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Skidmore College
Art Department

Grading Criteria

The following criteria shall be considered when grades (S/U) are assigned for your exhibition.

  • Each senior major is responsible for selecting work as well as planning and installing an exhibition within the assigned space.
  • Installation including all work and labels must be completed within the announced timeframe.
  • Chosen work should demonstrate each senior major’s highest level of achievement in Studio Art at Skidmore.
  • Work should be exhibited in a manner appropriate to medium, and the presentation should demonstrate the student’s understanding of basic standards for exhibition.
  • The presentation of selected work will provide evidence of a student’s cohesive vision in one discipline or may demonstrate achievement in multiple areas/directions. Please keep in mind the cohesiveness of your entire exhibition.
  • Artwork must demonstrate quality through:
    1. Thoughtful presentation
    2. Conceptual imagination
    3. Aesthetic sensibility
    4. Skill in visual organization
    5. Skill in the use of one or more media
  • All work should be commensurate with studio practice at the advanced (300-) level.