Contextual Studies in Modern and Contemporary Crafts - FAC 325

This course will introduce students to Contemporary Craft theory and practice. Students will become familiar with the recent history of contemporary Craft movements, practitioners and their motivation. The role of craft as an expressive Art form will be explored as well as it¹s role in industrial Design. They will learn about the complex debates surrounding contemporary Craft¹s “raison d¹etre” and become aware of the varying points of view attributed to the leading authors of this field. Prerequisite: FAC 222.