Comm Majors Pass Art Class, Flipside Obtains Syllabus to Find Out How

Reports indicate that Communications majors are passing art classes with ease. The Northwestern Flipside has obtained a copy of a typical art department class syllabus to investigate how on earth this could possibly occur. The syllabus has been reprinted verbatim below.

Week 1: Discuss our favorite feelings, textures. Be prepared to explain the last time you cried.

Homework: Spend 30 minutes exploring your heart, and then spend 30 minutes drawing mindlessly.

Week 2: History of famous artists. You are allowed to doodle in your notebook during the lecture, but be prepared to share your art with the class.

Homework: Spend at least 2 hours in the lab playing with 4 different materials.

Week 3: Depressing discussion of lack of future. Do not expect any useful advice.

Homework: Get a waitressing job and draw a graphic novel about your future lifestyle.

Week 4: Modern Art from a sexual perspective. An alternative look at the porn industry.

Homework: Find someone you do not know, and draw them naked. It must be someone that you DO NOT know personally.

Week 5: Video Art. We will spend several hours teaching you how to edit video.

Homework: Film something mundane. Try to make it as boring as possible.

Week 6: CRITIQUE DAY. We will spend this class finding meaning in all of your work thus far. Though to you it is almost definitely meaningless, I will be able to find 30 minutes worth of thoughts to share for each piece.

Homework: None.

Week 7: FIELD TRIP! We will travel to the Art Institute of Chicago for some “experiential learning.”

Homework: None.

Week 8: The art of performance. In class you will create a performance, no more than 5 minutes long, and perform it for the class. All theater majors will be excluded from this activity. Fair is fair.

Homework: None.

Week 9: Peer critique. At this point, you should have developed a critical eye for the artwork of your peers. You are to (in some form other than writing) critique one work by each of your peers.

Homework: Ponder carefully the critiques your peers gave you.

Final project: Do whatever you want. You will be harshly critiqued, but there are no rules.

1 Comment on "Comm Majors Pass Art Class, Flipside Obtains Syllabus to Find Out How"

  1. Finally, someone brave enough to take down art departments in higher education.

    Oh fuck off, this is horrible, lazy, and unfunny.

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