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Browsing College of Visual and Performing Arts by Issue Date

Browsing College of Visual and Performing Arts by Issue Date

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  • Ashworth, Ben
    This thesis examines the developing philosophy of practice behind my ongoing participatory public art project and MFA thesis festival FINDING A LINE, most recently exhibited September 4-13, 2015 at The Kennedy Center. ...
  • Ragsdale, Yathrib Elhillali
    This thesis describes the state of design and its future capabilities. This document focuses on the history of information design, design principles, human decision-making, psychology and perception, as well as data ...
  • Fathoms 
    Zuckerman, Sarah
    Fingertip to fingertip, I stretch my arms to their fullest extension, this length, this beginning to an embrace, is a fathom. A fathom measures depth as a line cast into the sea slips through the stratum below. It ...
  • Sargent, Patrick
    This thesis describes the chronological process and the technical application of Social Art Practice concepts in ART-illery community workshops and subsequent themes that culminated in the work on display in my Masters of ...
  • Van Meer, James X
    This final project and thesis describe gun violence in America through a statistical lens, emphasizing the implementation of graphic design to evoke a response from the audience. Advanced typography, grid design, vector ...
  • Russell, Donald
    This thesis documents the objectives of my research and curatorial projects exploring the relationship of contemporary art to social change. It describes the concepts and programmatic model of Provisions Library, a resource ...
  • Cole McInturff, Cecilia
    This thesis catalog chronologically records in-studio aspects of design, construction, and a substantive major edit of a 2015 sculptural exhibition completing MFA requirements for graduation. Also, it is a case study ...
  • Windom, Kristina
    The goal of this thesis is to answer this question: “How do classical ballet companies sustain themselves in a twenty-first century society that is attracted to diverse and innovative ideas?” As a teacher of both classical ...
  • Dieterich, Robert Ota
    This paper explores the relationship between 3D artists and procedural content generation (PCG) in computer game development tools by presenting a proof-of-concept implementation of a new tool to artists with game development ...
  • Caramanna, Brigitte
    This thesis describes my process and presents the research I have used to create my work. I will provide an explanation to methods of printmaking I practice and how that relates to drawing, exploration, and scientific ...
  • Unearth 
    Lillis, Jennifer
    Unearth is a poetic exploration of the function, intention and transformation of art within the context of ritual and sacred spaces. This thesis will discuss the construction of the exhibition, unearth, through the ...
  • Lytle, Thomas K
    This project and thesis is a prevention and awareness campaign about bullying. What makes this campaign unique is that it utilizes martial arts principals (specifically karate discipline) as a foundation to help prevent ...
  • Fussner, Emily
    eternity fleeting, the MFA thesis exhibition of Emily Fussner, was displayed at George Mason University in March of 2019. The exhibition held materializations and reimaginations of ephemeral moments: an elegy of familiar, ...
  • Parada, Melvin
    This thesis describes the artwork created in the exhibited work of Rethinking Lines. The work is premised on the theoretical findings in the fields of linguistics and semiotics, alongside philosophies tailored under the ...
  • Bartz, George
    The world of design has evolved, along with technology, from the days of print advertising to the digital world of websites and mobile apps. The Internet has created a greenfield environment with new design disciplines ...
  • Greenberg, Daniel
    This thesis takes a critical eye to the 1994 title Final Fantasy VI, and in particular, its famous opera scene. Using examples from prior works of opera, the scene is deconstructed in full, and its various literary elements ...
  • Grimsby, Gregory
    In the late 17th century, cabinets of curiosity reflected the birth of modern science, manifested in exotic collections of artifacts, specimens, and artworks. These precursors to modern museums juxtaposed natural science ...
  • Wallace, Kevin P
    Fragmented Lens of War is a visual and poetic exploration of the trauma of war. Looking both below the surface of the ocean and the surface of my own mind, this thesis searches out invisible wounds and the resilience ...
  • McComas, Wade P
    It was Christmas Day, 1993. My dad and I had been talking about it for a month and the day was finally here. Batman: Mask of the Phantasm had finally come to theatres. I was a huge fan of its predecessor television series ...
  • Irvin, Sarah
    My thesis is a selection of actions, objects, and texts made as a response to my experience of pregnancy, giving birth, and caring for my daughter. The actions themselves were time-based performance pieces derived from ...

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