In Experiential Learning

(Left to right) Sylvia Magleby, Sam Baker, Sara Anderson, Brinnan Schill, Elisabeth Baird, Mark Graham and Paul Adams at an ancient burial, Orkney Island (Photo Courtesy of the Department of Art).

Students collaborated with faculty mentors as they traveled across Scotland and nearby islands to investigate nature and ecology

A field study to Scotland and the Faroe Islands last summer placed art and design students in close working proximity to their faculty mentors for three straight weeks, providing students with unique and memorable learning experiences.

Unrestrained by formal classes, participating students were granted great flexibility during their travels. The facilitating professors led activities designed to immerse students in the local history, landscape and art-making culture, and the students managed their own learning through individual projects they developed over the course of the field study.

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