Project Number: UR114
Project Title: Paragone Studies
Faculty Sponsor: Sarah Lippert
Department: Communication and Visual Arts
Proposed Starting Date: 01/10/2012
Proposed Ending Date: 04/15/2012
Student in mind: No
Number of hours to work per week: 7-10 hours
Project Description: The project is to launch a new inter-disciplinary conference and scholarly association, which will have an art-historical focus. The project will address a missing component of academic opportunities for the methodological approach to the study of art history, musicology, and literature, for instance, whereby scholars will be encouraged to compare the arts to one another.
Student Tasks & Responsibilities: The student will be involved with creatively designing a website for the conference, as well as supportive materials, such as programs, posters, banners, and other publicity and media as time permits. Graphic design students, and those with web-design skills are most suited to this position. Some non-computer-related tasks may be undertaken if time permits. The student will be able to list the designed program, website and other publicity materials on his/her resume, and the experience will offer a glimpse into arts administration, events planning, and non-profit work.
Minimum Student Qualifications: Students should have basic abilities with graphic design and web design skills, and demonstrate creative potential in these areas. Graphic design students in the visual arts program are especially well-suited, but others with these skills are welcome.