Herron School of Art and Design Theses

 

Recent Submissions

  • Hammond, Mohammad (2016)
    In the United States currently 10 states have either professional licenses with verbiage inclusive of art therapy or licenses that are distinctly art therapy. The states with art therapy licenses received that distinction ...
  • Jarrett, Liza (2016)
    This arts-based phenomenological study aimed to explore the evolving identity of a graduate art therapy student. This participant created a series of artwork and completed an evaluation measure called the Twenty-Statement ...
  • Goble, Shelbi (2016)
    This study is a systematic literature review that supports the use and interpretation of the Animal Kinetic Family Drawing (AKFD) with adolescent intrafamilial sex offenders. A review of historical and psychoanalytic ...
  • Carrion, Galo (2016)
    This research explores users’ experiences, a significant component of service design, which in recent years has gained value within the business and public sectors. Today, we cannot even imagine some products without their ...
  • Fiandt, Emma (2016)
    I have always believed that art and life are one. Through the construction and performance of two characters that are fictionalized versions of myself, my work explores identity, gender, and the doubts and insecurities ...
  • Dick, Adam (2016)
    My work playfully explores the notion of the hero and its modern relevance by presenting a "hero" that is imperfect in every way, even to the point of ineptitude. This character is The Lonely Spaceman, prone to loneliness ...
  • Waddles, Ting (2016)
    We build our own realities. We construct meaning through our personal, social, and cultural experiences. It is our nature to unconsciously create an underlying structure as a guideline to revolve around in our lives. This ...
  • Taylor, Miranda (2016)
    The intricate patterns and movements of the Basket Starfish spreading its arms and swaing in the gentle currents of the sea, the glimmer of light through the canopy of a forest shining light upon the pollen and dust riding ...
  • Qian, Jennifer (2016)
    To hear is a simple act but to listen is to react. Our bodies register sensory experiences before the mind becomes aware of it. When our body listens with its ears, eyes, heart and the rest of its limbs, it functions as a ...
  • Li, Shuyu (2016)
    Each individual utilizes memory and experience as the path to explore unknown, and memory functions even more significantly when one physically or mentally dislocated from the environment where the memory was created in. ...
  • Baker, Steven S. (2015)
    This paper explores the meaning and purpose of the various ancient and modern design elements of meditation room construction, and how they serve to define a specific design aesthetic inherent to all meditation rooms. Based ...
  • Woolf, David (2015)
    My early work consisted of highly aestheticized photographs of natural objects taken in extreme close-up. Working as a self-described scientist, I used an unusual macro camera lens (Canon MP-E 65mm) to achieve high ...
  • Connelly, Carly (2015)
    I am anxiously aware of human vulnerability; the brevity of living and the impermanence of the present. There is a prism of experience in the complexity of life and death through which my work is influenced. Nothing is a ...
  • Kuschnir, Michael (2015)
    MFA candidate thesis. In my work, I play with the cultural and art historical ideas of a window. I ask the viewer to look at the window as something other than a common everyday object. I alter the form and material to ...
  • Di, Sun (2015)
    A major part of my work is to study the fundamentals of photography through photography, video, installation, and sculpture. The study of a photograph is always a starting point. A photograph is an object, which carries ...
  • Hopson, Melissa (2015)
    Presenting sculpture in public spaces allows for the material world to maintain constant interactions with live audiences. This relationship keeps the body in motion as it moves through space in and around architecture ...
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    Wichmann, Stephanie (2015)
    Every moment is everywhere <quantum>. Being human is a mass of feelings and the felt. One can never be certain who they are moment to moment for the body is always changing and adjusting, along side partners’, time and ...
  • Pamelia, Elisa (2015)
    The distinction between therapeutic art making and art therapy practice is unclear in the current literature. Clarification is needed due to the confusion surrounding the similarities and differences between the two ...
  • Wilson, Kaycee (2015)
    An art therapy archive of client artwork can function as a diverse resource for student learning, research, and the expansion of art therapy as a mental health profession. There is little research regarding implications ...
  • Leeds, Chelsea (2015)
    Around the world, art therapy varies in its definition, training process, purpose, and theoretical approach. Furthermore, there is a limited amount of research on international art therapy projects, particularly in ...

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