Adjunct Faculty | foundations + Fine Arts Campus

ADJUNCT FACULTY | FOUNDATIONS + FINE ARTS CAMPUS

Drawing 1, 2D Design, and Studio Seminar

Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design seeks qualified applicants for adjunct positions in Foundations + Fine Arts Faculty. The successful candidate will be part of a growing, dynamic community of diverse educators and practicing arts and designers. RMCAD is a small, private college certified by HLC and NASAD offering degrees in fine and applied arts.

Foundations + Fine Art focus on the development of technical, conceptual, and problem-solving skills through analytical and intuitive approaches. We integrate an understanding of visual literacy, historical connections, and hands-on studio practice as methods for students to understand their role as artists and designers in a global context.

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

We are seeking adjunct faculty to teach studio art classes focusing in Drawing, Digital Media, and ideation strategies. The course descriptions of available fall classes are as follows.

FD1600 SEMINAR: METHODS OF INQUIRY (3 CREDITS)

This required entry-level seminar combines ideation methodologies and studio practice as a holistic introduction to the visual arts. This early interdisciplinary experience lays the foundation for active and critical reflection and engagement. The course focuses on critical thinking, problem-solving, and visual strategies utilized in studio practices. These methods and processes supported by class discussions, research, and writing. Additionally, the course is complemented by hands-on studio projects that draw on creative and critical skills, and critiques, executed both individually and collaboratively. Essential to core studio work, students will have an enhanced understanding of conceptual thinking, problem-solving and culture as it relates to the visual arts.

METHODOLOGY:

Two to three courses are scheduled at the same time. We hope it will create an opportunity for different classes to connect, critique work together, and conduct joint field trips or host guest speakers.

AVAILABLE CLASS TIMES:

TTR 8am - 1:30pm

MWF 12:45pm - 4:30pm

TTR 2:30pm - 8pm

COURSE CAP:

17 Students

2D DESIGN: ELEMENTS + PRINCIPLES, FD1020

This freshman-level studio course introduces students to compositional aspects of two-dimensional work as they pertain to art and design practices using digital media. Through a variety of projects, students explore the fundamentals of visual organization and investigate methodologies of visual communication that include form, content, and culture. Upon completion of this course, students will have a greater understanding of how to develop and analyze two-dimensional, digital visual compositions.

METHODOLOGY:

This course is taught using Photoshop and Illustrator. Applicants must be experts in using the software. We also have access to a laser cutter and vinyl cutter for class projects.

CLASS TIME:

TTR 2:30pm - 8pm

COURSE CAP:

15 Students

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

* Facilitate meaningful learning of course curriculum, competencies, and proactively support students

* Encourage a culture of learning that values mutual responsibility and respect, life-long learning and ethics

* Deliver instruction by establishing a classroom environment conducive to learning and student involvement as well as effectively planning and preparing for classes for student success

* Records class attendance in Faculty Portal and submit midterm/final grades by the due date specified

* Provides timely and periodic feedback to students on assignments and participation.

* Attends required training sessions, faculty, and departmental meetings.

* Executes assessment practices when necessary

QUALIFICATIONS

* Candidates must be experts in drawing and/or digital media. Digital media candidates must be experts in Photoshop and Illustrator. Further knowledge in Premiere and After Effects is preferred.

* Candidates must have a Master's degree in studio arts, such as MA or MFA in a Fine Arts or a Design related field.

* Candidates must have a minimum of one year of teaching experience in higher education at the college level.

* Candidates must reside in Denver or the greater Denver region.

HOW TO APPLY

Qualified candidates may submit the online application link to upload their CV/Resume, unofficial transcripts, and a portfolio of professional experience or a link to their professional website for consideration. Also, include a cover letter. Applications without an Art or Design portfolio or link to a website will not be considered. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until successful candidates are found.