Never redesign a Joy Division record
Should student real world portfolio projects be based be on obscure subjects? MCAD Graphic Design Certificate faculty-member Joshua Hardisty thinks so and explains why he assigns Japanese noise records for “real-world” projects rather than shared cultural touch points.
THE TEACH SERIES
A collection of vlogs made especially for first time creative educators.
Episode 1: Fail on your own merits
Always default to making up your own assignments.
Episode 2: Know the context
Before assigning a project its important to fully grasp what you hope students will get out of it. Otherwise it's too easy to lose the plot altogether.
Episode 3: No expectations, no attachments
The fastest route to burnout is the false belief that the students should be some other group of better/faster/stronger/smarter people.
Episode 4: the lost video
Episode 5: Act with agency
Episode 6: Appeal to self-interest
If you want your students to do their work show them how its relevant.
Episode 7: Imposter Syndrome
Everyone feels out of their element when they step in front of a class for the first time. Here’s some thoughts on dealing with it.