AC Focused Reflection Questions
“Regardless of the
student’s initial stage of preparedness, the result should demonstrate growth
in the chosen endeavor . . . While a stand-alone reflection component is not
required in the AC category, deliberation over aesthetic choice and reflection
upon one’s role in the creative arts are assumed to be part of the artistic
development process and the production of a final product as required for the
AC category.” (Odyssey Guide)
completing an AC project away from campus, it is appropriate for supervisors to
assign questions to be answered over the course of the project.
be encourage to reflect upon:
1. Their level of relevant artistic skill prior
to the start of the project;
2. Their progress in developing these and
other necessary skills over time;
3. Their aesthetic tastes and preferences
related to the proposed project;
4. How the project involves applying
theory to practice and practice to theory:
ideas about what will and will not work are they testing?
corrections in their ideas has working on the project forced them to make?
aesthetic judgments or preferences are they putting into practice?
the reality of putting these into practice changed them?
5. What they learned from success and what
they learned from failure;
6. Whether and how their sense of
themselves as artists shifted due to this project;
7. What personal fortitude was required to
complete the project satisfactorily, and whether the greatest challenges were
artistic, intellectual, or personal (having to do with their emotional
attitudes, personality traits and character);
8. Whether their aesthetic tastes, sense
of beauty, and understanding of art as a profession changed or developed due to
working on the project (from creating the final product and reflecting on it);
9. How they hope to apply what they
learned about art and about themselves.