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Kyoto/Chicago Inspiration Exchange

​Project Summary:

  • In this virtual exchange project, students from DePaul University and Kyoto Seika University collaborated within a studio art course titled "Character Development - Basic II". Students at each university were divided into small groups and assigned to work with a group at the partner university. The main goal was that the student groups would exchange original photos of their respective cities and then create an artwork inspired by their international partner's photographs. Students digitally exchanged their creative projects and offered feedback to their partners. This project exchange with Seika University in Kyoto, Japan was also DePaul's inaugural program in Japan for the Global Learning Experience (GLE) Program.

Project Length:

  • 6 Weeks

Technology Tools Used:

  • Google + Community
  • Google Drive
  • D2L

Interaction Mode:

  • Asynchronous

Learning Outcomes:

  • Students identified and described specific forms on genres in at least two different disciplines.
  • Students explained, in well-written prose, what a work of art is about and/or how it was produced.
  • Students commented on the relationship between form and content in a work. 
  • Students assessed the formal aspects of their subject and put those qualities into words, using, when appropriate, specialized vocabulary employed in class and readings.
  • When appropriate, students considered the original audience that witnessed a work of art and considered how their expectations differ from our own.

Reflection Component:

  • Students wrote a final paper reflecting on the process and final outcomes of the international student collaboration, as well as on how this experience helped them change their perception of space.

Laura Kina

Laura Kina

Institution: DePaul University
Discipline: Studio Art
Course name: Two Dimensional Foundations

Yukihiro Tsujita

Yukihiro Tsujita

Institution: Kyoto Seika University
Discipline: Manga (art)
Course name: Character development - Basic II

Partner institutions:

DePaul University
Chicago, IL, United States


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