The St. Mary’s Project (SMP) is a year-long, 8-credit, capstone of study at St. Mary’s.
SMPs are an independently designed and executed course of study. Working in close conjunction with one or more professors, in or outside of the department, students have the opportunity to explore, in depth, a question or idea that entrances and intrigues them.
An SMP may take the form of a research paper or a creative expression of the arts. It may include collaborative work and build upon components of internships, study-abroad programs, and other experimental formats, as well as traditional research skills.
An Art SMP is a yearlong experience where you explore and develop your own artistic identity in the context of a close-knit group of peers and faculty mentors. You undertake sustained independent studio work accompanied by written formulation of artistic concerns and research into related art and ideas.
“Rubia Virga: Slivers”
Art History Major
“The Filtered Encounter: On Photographic Realism in Contemporary Painting”
Mentor: Joe Lucchesi