ERIC Number: ED367209
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Preparing for Poverty: A Case Study of College Art Students.
Thaller, Eva A.
This study looked at the perceptions of their undergraduate educational experience and the future plans of students majoring in Studio Art at a state university. Using written questionnaires, interviews, participant observation at the site, and photos of art work done by participants, the study gathered information on career choices, perceptions of the job market, choice of courses, jobs held while in school, previous training, and advising and support. The 22 students questioned were all upper division Art students. The study identified themes which showed that participants chose a Studio Art major for avocational reasons, that many had past negative work experiences, that for career advice they did not seek advice beyond the Art Department and their peers, that most planned graduate work in order to teach art at the college level, and that most expected that their earnings after graduation would be very low. The study also found a lack of coordination with other parts of the institution and possible outside resources. (Contains 22 references.) (JB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Studio Art
Note: Paper presented at the International Qualitative Research in Education Conference (Athens, GA, January, 1993).