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College of Visual and Performing Arts

 

This collection contains ETD documents from the College of Visual and Performing Arts.

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  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Petravage, Laura (2016)
    The late-nineteenth century was a time of transition and change in the political and social lives of the French people. This shift to the modern era brought with it nearly seventy years of conflict with Germany and, also, ...
  • 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. ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Klontz, Mary-Hannah (2015)
    This research provides a guide to understanding, preparing, and performing Arnold Schoenberg’s last completed opus, “De Profundis” (Psalm 130) Op. 50B,2 within the context of the Hebrew chant that inspired it and Schoenberg’s ...
  • Hill, Melissa (2015-08-19)
    I am looking at the notion of contingency and how random events construct the self at any given time. The concept of the contingent self is centered on the amalgamation of experiences that one undergoes throughout one’s ...
  • Smith, Anne (2015-08-19)
    This thesis describes the practices, thought processes and influences behind the work in my MFA thesis exhibit Ways of Going, Having Gone, exhibited in November 2014 at George Mason University’s Fine Art Gallery, as well ...
  • Loda, Nathan (2015-08-19)
    I started this series with a question, what is my identity? This led me to look at my childhood influences -- playmobil toys, adventure films, and my outdoor experiences – all of which started to inform the subject matter ...
  • Warshaw, Raphael (2015-08-13)
    “When one reaches the decline of life it is imperative to try and gather together as many as possible of the sensations which have passed through our particular organism.” - Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa Much has been ...
  • Hendrick, Jay (2015-08-13)
    Collude Collide is primarily a painting exhibition and asks axiological questions about and around painting. The objects ask questions about asking questions. The objects, when seen together are attempts at casting doubt ...
  • Sawyer, Rahshia (2014-10-27)
    I make photographs as an inquiry into the existential questions of reality, identity, and the beliefs put in place by the individual. This thesis describes the photographic series of works leading up to and the installation ...

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