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Skidmore College
Art Department

2020 Senior Thesis Timeline

BEGINNING NOW

  • Assess your registration for spring studio classes in relation to your goals for the senior thesis exhibition. Finalize your area/areas of concentration within the major. Remember that you can work in studios only in areas where you are enrolled.
  • Establish the areas in which you will focus your efforts for the exhibition. You may present work from a single area or combine work from areas of depth and maturity. Combined work is most effective when you have strong bodies of work in each discipline. Stay focused; diffusing your efforts among too many areas will diminish the quality of all the work and the integrity of the exhibition.
  • Talk with your advisor and faculty in your advanced studio courses about your goals for   the exhibition and the means to work toward those goals

SPRING TERM

  • Establish contact with faculty to assist in your evaluation and preparation of your work.
  • Complete the Student Information Exhibition Form.
  • Select the work for exhibition. Hold additional work in reserve to give you flexibility during the installation process.
  • Order presentation supplies.

*Please Note: All work, including outdoor sculpture, remaining after Sunday, May 17, will be discarded.    


I M M E D I A T E   P R I O R I T I E S

  1. Establish contact with faculty to assist in your evaluation and preparation of your work.
  2. Complete the Senior Thesis Exhibition Proposal Form.
  3. Select the work for exhibition. Hold additional work in reserve to give you flexibility during the installation process.
  4. Order presentation supplies.

IMPORTANT DATES

September 26 Thursday Senior Art Majors Meeting #1 Tang/Somers Room (6:30 p.m.)
November 8 Friday Signed Essay Mentor Forms Due Submit to: Art Office
December 13 Friday Outline for Essay Completed Submit to: Essay Mentor
February 13 Thursday Senior Seminar Meeting #2 Tang/Somers Room (6:30 p.m.)
February 21 Friday First Draft of Essay Completed Submit to: Essay Mentor
March 3 Tuesday Senior Walkthrough Saisselin (5:30-7:30 p.m.)
March 20 Friday Student Exhibition Proposal Form Due Submit to: Art Office (by noon)
March 25 Wednesday Senior Art Majors Group Picture

Porters Plaza (5:15 p.m.)

April

3

Friday

Final Draft Essay Completed Submit to: Essay Mentor

April

16

Thursday

Senior Seminar Meeting #3
Tang/Payne Room (6:30 p.m.)

April

20 Monday Final Essay Completed Submit to: Essay Mentor
April 24 Monday Labeling Information Due Submit to: Art Office
May 1
4
5
Friday
Monday
Tuesday

Scheduled Installation

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May 6 Wednesday Faculty Grade Exhibition Tang
May 8 Friday Senior Show Opening Reception Tang (6-8 p.m.)
May 17 Sunday *All work must be removed following commencement by Sunday 5 p.m.

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