While detail will vary according to the class, you can expect some occasional (non-mandatory) large-group activities outdoors and in large spaces, some demos offered remotely with videos, some demos offered on-site in small groups, asynchronous and synchronous critiques, and mentorship from faculty. Contact with Studio faculty will sometimes occur in person, sometimes remotely, depending on the discipline and course. During class time, you’ll meet with the professor and your fellow students for technical and conceptual guidance, for critiques, and more. Zoom meetings will be limited to 90 minutes maximum.
We’ll be clear about the delivery format for each class, so you always know what you’re selecting. If a class you want isn’t the type of delivery model you prefer, your Advisor can help waive those requirements and/or modify your schedule to a different order, so that your options for Fall 2020 are appropriate for your preferred style of learning.
We’re working hard to communicate clearly, to create consistency, and to ensure that methods are working. Since so much of this is new, we will ask for feedback from students throughout the semester, and conduct a more formal feedback process about classes at midterms.
For studio classes, you can expect some things to stay the same and some things to be different. As always, your studio faculty will provide mentorship and individual guidance. Group activities will change because we’re reducing the number of people that gather together.
Liberal Arts classes
Most Liberal Arts classes will be offered remotely, with participation in threaded discussion forums providing asynchronous possibilities, and in some cases options to join in person at a few points in the semester. Some Liberal Arts classes will have more in-person contact available and some Liberal Arts classes will be geared towards a more fully remote experience; we’ll make this clear in the list we provide. All Liberal Arts classes will be Pass / Fail / High Pass.