|vincent a. cellucci||
With three professors as parents, I was raised in the university. Like these models before me, I have dedicated my life to higher education. The university is a setting unlike any other in that it rewards large questions, wild ideas, and multiple curiosities. Also, you get to teach in exotic places like the desert. I led writing assignments for an architecture studio that visits San Antonio, Big Bend National Park, Terlingua, and Marfa, TX (pictured in header).
Although my history of teaching is rooted in creative writing, literature, and English composition, I have a decade of experience teaching communication in Art and Design. My position with CxC has given me great respect for the design curriculum, and I have incorporated active/experiential learning, iterative processes, and other studio and teaching best practices into the courses I've developed and offered in the LSU College of Art and Design and the LSU Ogden Honors College.
Since 2013, I've been a Graduate Faculty Member for the LSU School of Art, developing M.A. and M.F.A. student theses and serving on committees and graduate reviews. I have advised over 20 student-written theses and served on 14 thesis committees.
As a lifetime learner, I intend to pursue a Doctorate of Design in Cultural Preservation at LSU this Fall and combine my backgrounds in writing (especially poetry), performance, digital arts and humanities, 3D printing and scanning, and studio arts like painting and glassblowing.
The Independent Image: Poetry & Film Techniques (Fall 2017, 2016, 2015)
Professional and Creative Ekphrasis for Artists (Spring 2017, Spring & Fall 2016, 2014, Fall 2013, 2012)
This writing-intensive course's assignments consist of the genres (e.g., statements, bios, press releases, grant proposals, etc.) most common in the professional artist's world, but it also explores writing as a space meant for reaching creatively and more fully articulating concepts and style to audiences. The manifesto, studio observations, and collaborative artist interviews are the primary means of accomplishing visual representation and discovery.
Portfolio Development Course (Spring 2016)
A one-hour elective offered with Jori Erdman (then Director of the LSU School of Architecture) that provided students the opportunity to focus on portfolio creation and development, the course was a scaffolded progression of research, cover page, grid layout and spreads, selection and representation strategies, typography and hierarchy, project descriptions, image and text pairings, manifestos, sequencing, and narrative.