Mar 21, 2018  
Academic Catalog 2017-2018 
Academic Catalog 2017-2018

MPSM220 Sustainable Projects in Art & Design 3cr.

Sustainable art and design focuses on how to
leave our future more just, healthy, and
environmentally stable than it is today.  Through
careful consideration of materials, life cycles,
subjects, audiences, economies, and many other
aspects of daily life, we will imagine and make
projects that address significant issues
resulting from environmental impacts on human and
animal societies. Open to students from all
departments, this course focuses on developing
projects in an interdisciplinary studio setting
that address issues of sustainability on our
campus, in our city, and in the larger global
context. Practice methodologies such as field
research, collaboration, and charrette, proposal,
and brief presentation forms are introduced
through a series of assignments leading up to a
half semester independent project.  Through
readings, field trips, studio visits, and
critique, the course examines revolutionary
projects in sustainability in design and art
fields today.  Open to freshmen through juniors,
this class allows students to work in the medium
of their choice while focusing on research and
development in the area of sustainability.

Undergraduate Elective