This is a Graduate Design elective.
In this class, international students will develop their English reading, writing, listening, speaking, and presentation skills and become more culturally integrated into the Graduate Design program at CCA. By interviewing CCA faculty and artists/designers outside the school, students will become more familiar and comfortable with the art/design culture within and outside CCA. Through independent research and collaborative in-class activities, students will gain the confidence and skills they need to successfully participate in their other classes. Students will learn the conventions of U.S. academic culture, learn to communicate effectively with their instructors and peers, and meet the expectations of the CCA Graduate Design Program. Students will learn grammar self-editing and vocabulary acquisition strategies in order to facilitate their independent linguistic and academic growth. Students will synthesize the skills and strategies learned in class to create a presentation modeled on a TED talk.