Instructor: Professor Hannah Israel
Course: ARTS4796 Thesis Exhibition
CRN: 20636
Classroom: Depot Art Studio Building (Individual Studios)

and Illges Gallery
Class time: Wednesday, 4:00 - 6:30 pm


Office Hours: By appointment, Virtual or Face to Face with Social Distance
Office:  Room 226 One Arsenal
Telephone: 706. 507. 8312

Course Website:


Cougarview link:



Catalog Description: (prerequisite: ARTS 3000) This course addresses presentation strategies and

skills and leads to an on-campus exhibit and to documentation of a focused body of work.

Catalog Description: (prerequisite: ARTS 3000) This course addresses presentation strategies and skills and leads to an on-campus exhibit and to documentation of a focused body of work.


Objective: Objective: This course will address several of the issues and skills helpful in developing your senior thesis exhibition. Students will acquire knowledge and skills for developing an exhibition from marketing, staging, reception, presentation, and de-installation. Students will be required to create 5 – 7 artworks for the exhibition or works that would equal/reflect same ambition and quality.  Students are required to participate in studio visit with the instructor and several group critiques. Students will be required to attend Exhibitions and Lectures throughout the semester. Students are required to write a 2 – 4 thesis paper.  Students will exhibit for two weeks Senior Thesis exhibition at the end of the semester, is required to hand in a portfolio (includes images of recent works and statement) and attend a final critique with the faculty.


- Develop skills in creating a professional exhibition.  
- Develop skills in studio practice
- Enhance student’s ability to present work visually and orally to an audience.
- Develop a cohesive solo/group Senior Thesis exhibition.
- Develop a professional portfolio.

-Develop writing and documenting of artwork

Required Reading:

  • PDF Journal Readings are linked in your cougarview for the course

Time: Your success at learning is reliant on your attention, time, patience and practice. The more effort you give the process, the more you will learn.

50% Exhibition
20% Critiques and Participation
15% Website/Portfolio
15% Assignments


Class Attendance and Withdrawal

Attendance policy Attendance policy is ordinarily established by individual faculty. Students utilizing VA educational benefits are required to attend class.  VA rules and regulations require the institution to report the student’s last date of attendance if the student is no longer attending class.  Faculty members will be contacted throughout the semester to verify attendance of students using VA educational benefits.  Failure to attend class will result in a reduction of hours certified to VA that may result in a student debt to VA.

Excessive absence policy Anytime during the semester when a student exceeds the total number of hours of absences allowed, an instructor may drop the student for excessive absences with a grade of WF. Students may regain admittance to a course only by permission of the instructor. A student auditing a course who fails to meet class participation and assignment requirements or who exceeds the total number of allowed absences may be dropped from the course by the instructor and assigned a grade of W.  Any grade assigned as a W, WF, WC, or WM may result in a student debt to VA.

Absence for military duty  Military reservists who are called to active duty or active duty military personnel who receive change-of-station orders or deployment orders during an academic semester may officially withdraw from the university with a full refund of matriculation fees upon providing a copy of the official orders. Those who have completed sufficient work may be awarded a grade and credit or an I (Incomplete) grade. Military withdrawals are not granted for TDY assignments.

Course withdrawals Students who wish to drop a course after the official schedule change period has ended must officially withdraw from the course. The student is responsible for notifying the CSU Veterans Affairs Office.  Students must withdraw via the web by using CougarNet and the Enrollment Services Tab. 

Administrative withdrawal An academic dean may withdraw a student from a course when, in consultation with the instructor, the dean determines that the student has not satisfied the prerequisites for the course.


COVID-19 Social Distancing and Attendance Statement

Students and faculty are expected to remain socially distanced during the course of the pandemic. For courses that are designated for face-to-face or hybrid delivery, it is advised that information sharing should occur electronically. For safety, while physically present, all individuals should remain 6+ feet apart at all times. Unless otherwise necessary, syllabi and other educational materials should be provided via CougarView, email, or other remote medium. Remote activities are necessary, as it is possible that a move to fully online instruction may be required before this course is completed.


The University System of Georgia (USG) requires all faculty, staff, students, and visitors to wear an appropriate face covering while inside campus facilities/buildings. Face covering use will be in addition to and is not a substitute for social distancing. All classrooms will be set up in adherence to physical distancing guidelines. While certain lab and studio courses may not meet the 6-feet recommendation, students and faculty are required to wear face coverings and adhere to the necessary sanitation requirements for the lab or studio space.


Anyone not using a face covering when required will be asked to wear one or must leave the area. Repeated refusal to comply with the face mask requirement may result in disciplinary action through the applicable conduct code found in the Student Handbook and Community Guide.


Any student asked to leave will be counted absent for that class period. Reasonable accommodations may be made for those who are unable to wear a face-covering for documented health reasons. Please notify your instructor immediately if you require a face-covering accommodation.


If you are not able to attend class due to illness, please send an email to indicate that you will be absent. In lieu of attending class, you may access the course materials through CougarView, and participate remotely until such time that you are able to return to class. Please keep me informed on your ability to return to class, in accordance with CDC guidelines, as it is important for me to know when to expect you in-person.


The Building:

The building and studio space are here for your use during normal operating hours. The phone number for campus police is 568-2022.

Attendance / Lateness / Deadlines: Attendance is mandatory - absences and lateness will affect your grade. You are responsible for information missed due to an absence or lateness. Three consecutive absences or five non-consecutive absences will result in being dropped or failure of this course. You have three absences any absences after three will result in the loss of one letter grade. Attendance is taken at the beginning of class and at the end of class if need be. Coming to class 15 minutes late and leaving early will result in an absence. Being asked to leave for inappropriate conduct or safety infraction such as the use of mobile phones, being unprepared for class or behaving in a manner that threatens the safety of yourself or others will count as an absence.

  • Learning Environment: Students and course instructors share the responsibility for maintaining an appropriate, orderly learning environment. Mobile telephones and pagers are not permitted. Students who fail to adhere to the behavioral expectations outlined by the instructor may be subject to discipline in accordance with the procedures described in the Student Handbook. Do not schedule doctor's appointments or any other engagements during class time. They also count as an absence.

Emotional and Mental Health Statement


Your emotional and mental health is very important and can affect your ability to meet your academic responsibility. Part and full time students have free access to mental health counseling through the CSU Counseling Center. If you begin to experience any sort of emotional concerns such as anxiety, depression, or significant life events that are negatively impacting you, please seek help at the counseling center as quickly as possible. Please know that you will find a friendly "virtual" face for your appointments. Hours of operation are 8:00AM to 8:00PM Monday and Tuesday and 8:00AM to 5:00PM Wednesday through Friday. You can call to set up an appointment: 706-507-8740.   If you are in crisis during non-business hours, please call the Georgia Crisis Line:  1-800-715-4225.

The Drop/Add courses
Schedule Change, Drop/Add (100% Refund) - Aug 17-21

.  If you wish to drop this course after the schedule change period, you may do so on ISIS.  No signatures are required to drop a course if the transaction is completed by the midpoint of the semester. (Refer to the Schedule of Courses book for a specific date and additional information regarding course withdrawal.)   Any course dropped after the regular drop/add period becomes part of your academic record.   A grade of "W" will be assigned for withdrawal forms submitted by the deadline.  A grade of "WF" will be assigned for withdrawal form received after the deadline or if you are dropped from the course.  Failure to attend class or verbal notice of withdrawing does not constitute official withdrawal and will result in the grade "F" or "WF".

Deadline to Withdraw with a WP - Sept 18



Students who wish to drop a course after the last official day of schedule change must officially withdraw from the course.  Students must withdraw using the Integrated Student Information System (ISIS) on the university’s Web at

Any course dropped after the regular drop/add period becomes part of your academic record.  A grade of "W" will be assigned for courses dropped by the deadline.  A grade of "WF" will be assigned for courses dropped after the deadline.  CEASING TO ATTEND CLASS, OR VERBAL NOTICE THEREOF BY THE STUDENT, DOES NOT CONSTITUTE OFFICIAL WITHDRAWAL AND WILL RESULT IN THE GRADE OF "F" OR "WF".  Students are reminded that deadline to withdraw is TBD.


ADA and 504 Statement

If you have a documented disability as described by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Section 504, you may be eligible to receive accommodations to assist in programmatic and/or physical accessibility. We recommend that you contact the Center for Accommodation and Access located in Schuster Student Success Center, Room 221, 706-507-8755 as soon as possible. The Center for Accommodation and Access can assist you in formulating a reasonable accommodation plan and in providing support. Course requirements will not be waived but accommodations may be able to assist you to meet the requirements. Technical support may also be available to meet your specific need.


Please contact Joy Norman if you have questions. She can be reached at 706-507-8755 or at


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