Senior Tutorial | Chatham University, Pittsburgh, PA

Chatham University

Senior Tutorial

Chatham University Bachelor of Arts in Visual Arts

In addition to courses and internships, students have the opportunity to conduct research in the fine arts through the Senior Tutorial. The capstone of a Chatham education, this year-long independent research and portfolio project is conducted in collaboration with a faculty member during the senior year. Chatham is one of the few universities across the country that offers such an independent and student-driven program.

Recent Gallery Installations as part of Visual Arts tutorials include:

  • Rachel Sciffrin, Illuminating Intricacy
  • Ashley Bates, Art as Evidence
  • Sarah Sindler, ArborEden
  • Maureen Fechik, Empty Homes and Unsafe Milk: An Introspection of Consumer Culture
  • Patricia Tsagaris, Trace Memory: Lost Time and Orange Blossoms
  • Joyce Wagner, Detritus: Waste of War
  • Tamara Nappi, Mind, Matter, and a Funeral

Recent Art History Tutorials include:

  • Lisa Shaughnessy, Pittsburgh's Contemporary Public Art: Gaining an Appreciation
  • Anastasia Rygle, Shared Philosophy: John Dewey's Impact on Black Mountain College
  • Elizabeth Sinchak, Where Moth and Rust Doth Corrupt: The Sexing of the Woman and the Embellished Tex-tile