Instructor: Professor Hannah Israel
Course: ARTS4796 Thesis Exhibition
CRN: 20636
Classroom: 131 Depot Art Studio Building
Class time: Thursday, 1:30 - 4:00 pm


Office Hours: Tuesday - Thursday
10:00 am – 12 pm or by appointment
Office:  Room 226 One Arsenal
Telephone: 706. 507. 8312


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.

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 participate in studio visit with the instructor and several group critiques. Students will be required to attend Exhibitions and Lectures throughout the semester. 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.

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
10% Website
20% Studio Practice Attendance

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.

  • The Drop/Add courses January 22 - 25.  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". FEBRUARY 16 DEADLINE FOR WF.

CLASS WITHDRAWAL PROCEDURE:  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.


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