See Miami Format

See Miami is the Miami art world as seen by students of the FIU Honors College.

SEE MIAMI FORMAT
The “See Miami” project must be in the following format. Students should think of the project as an academic reflection guide. The project should be an honest assessment of the art institution, examining both the positive and negative. The total word count must be a minimum of 2000 words. Unless photos are of a historical nature, all images must be original by the student.

STUDENT BIO
Introduce yourself in a brief bio.

GEOGRAPHY
Describe where is the art institution located. Explore the relationship to the surrounding community.

HISTORY
Provide a thorough, researched, and cited history of the art institution.

MISSION
Reproduce and explain the mission of the institution.

ACCESS
How accessible is the institution? Are there discounts for students? residents? What are the benefits of membership?

COLLECTION
Highlight and describe the major works of the permanent collection of the institution. Highlight three artworks.

EXHIBITIONS
List and describe temporary exhibitions of the institution.

SPECIAL PROGRAMS
List and describe events organized by the institution.

VISITOR
Interview a visitor to the institution.

PORTRAIT
Interview an employee of the institution.

SUMMARY
Assess the institution. What works? What doesn’t?


CITATIONS
Similar to a research paper, all sources must be cited in MLA format for all projects. If you utilize an existing film for inspiration or incorporate clips or pictures from someone else, you must cite those. Failure to do is plagiarism.

MLA Format (in-text citations required)
Bailly’s Guide to Image Rights & Usage

GRADING CRITERIA
These following factors will be considered in determining the project grade:

  1. Research! The student must demonstrate a thoroughly researched knowledge of subjects.
  2. The student must tackle Big Ideas-culture, history, religion, philosophy, economic disparity, sexuality, gender, race, to name a few.
  3. The student should not shy away from controversial subjects or opinions.
  4. The student should explain the nature of her/his connection to the subject.
  5. Subjects should be discussed in a broader cultural and historical context. Others should be able to relate to the points made in the project.
  6. Students should aim for originality in text and in the photo.
  7. The student is not expected to be a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Writing nor Photography. S/he is only expected to put forth maximum effort.

See Miami
See Miami Directory
Art Society Conflict

EDITOR AND LAST UPDATE
John William Bailly  26 August 2020
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