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We Are Too Small To Do That: Challenges and Opportunities of Computer Graphics Education in Small Art Departments


Thursday, 4 August, 10:15 - 11:15 am
Forum A: Issues of Scale
Room 502B

As more institutions in higher education integrate computer graphics technology into their existing art programs, smaller art departments in particular are facing many challenges and obstacles. From curriculum design and pedagogical concerns to finding necessary resources and promoting the program, implementing a computer graphics program is a complex endeavor. Many issues apply to any size art program, but smaller departments often face stiffer challenges, from limited financial resources to a lack of qualified faculty and inadequate facilities. In order to overcome such obstacles, small art departments must be more resourceful and inventive than larger programs. The educators on this panel invite open dialogue and share their ideas and concerns about preparation and implementation of computer graphics technology in small visual art programs.

Miho Aoki
University of Alaska Fairbanks
ffma2 (at) uaf.edu

Andrew Bongsung Bac
Youngstown State University

Colleen Mae Case
Schoolcraft College

Neal McDonald
University of Saint Francis
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