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Position: Adjunct faculty position for Grad Remix: //creating/the.gif, an MFA Illustration Practice studio elective course
Summary of Essential Functions:
Teach graduate students a specific course on how to createÂ looping short animations, web .gifs for social media platforms and other applications.
To assess graduate students in their development and realization of ideas related to stated goals of assigned and self-directed projects.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
Teach graduate students skills in making and improving concepts related to specific assignments.
Teach students to execute and export .gifs, manage their .gif/videoÂ portfolios, analyze and hone their personal processes, and research new solutions forÂ future platforms.
Perform workshops created to motivate and improve students ideation abilities.
Provide tangible information on short animation to students in the form of readings, talks, handouts, etc.
Meet with students in group and individual to conduct critiques on works in progress and final work.
Create specific weekly course content for students to respond to and a weekly deliverables schedule.
Present information to students orally and in writing that engages thinking into concepts and ideation.
Assess student work throughout the semester and at its conclusion to meet the criteria of the strategies course and standards of graduate studies.
Develop systems of remediation for work that is not meeting standards and evaluate work for midterm and final grading. .
Collaborate with the program director on connecting the course to program initiatives.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Knowledge of illustration and short animation, motion and gifs as a practice, uses of ideation, pedagogical strategies and the graduate environment. Â
Skills include traditional and digital media understanding and the use of both environments to improve student work; the utilization of ideation and concept building own work; being a good communicator and show patience for a diverse set of learners.
Should have the ability to motivate students, assess work and levy grading, be organized, manage students in a classroom and engage students in social and web environments
BFA in related field
Demonstrated portfolio of motion related work.
MFA in related field
Candidate should have a web presence.
Candidate should be actively building a motion art practice
Reporting to this position: no direct reports
Conditions of Employment:
Satisfactory Background Check
Physical demands and work environment: The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Physical Demands: While performing the duties of job, the employee is occasionally required to stand, walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; balance; stoop; talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
Work environment: While performing the duties of the job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time. The noise level in the work environment is usually minimal.
Â Required training: Handbook orientation, Anti-Harassment, Hazard Communication, Emergency Plans & Fire Prevention, Personal Protection Equipment.
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About Maryland Institute College of Art
Founded in 1826, MICA is among the top visual arts colleges in the nation. The college enrolls 1,863 undergraduate and 306 graduate students from 48 states and 54 foreign countries, offering programs of study leading to the bachelor of fine arts (B.F.A.), master of arts (M.A.), master of fine arts (M.F.A.) degrees, and master of professional studies degrees (M.P.S), as well as post-baccalaureate certificate programs and a full slate of credit and noncredit courses for adults, college-bound students, and children. MICA is recognized as an important cultural resource for the Baltimore/Washington region, sponsoring many public and community-outreach programs-including more than 100 exhibitions by students, faculty, and nationally and internationally known artists annually-as well as artists' residencies, film series, lectures, readings, and performances.