Honors Program

Fine and Performing Arts Honors

Date of Award


Thesis Professor(s)

Scott Contreras-Koterbay, William Crooke

Thesis Professor Department

Art and Design

Thesis Reader(s)

Michael Cody


I am interested in how the ideas of the Bauhaus shaped not only today’s world of art education, but also the outlook of the German nation during the early 20th century and today. It appears that art is not as prevalent as it once was, whereas fields like science and engineering have become popular. However, the ingenuity of the Bauhaus has lasted into this century and continues to have an impact on our American education system, as well as our ideas about art. As part of my thesis, I am comparing the classes I have taken at East Tennessee State University with those courses taught at the Bauhaus. Many of my art pieces are exploration of materials and my subjective artistic outlook. For example these subjects included weaving, metalsmithing, printmaking, and ceramics. I am placing most emphasis on the significance of the famous Bauhaus Preliminary Course, the Vorkurs, and how our education was closely linked to that of 1920s Germany.

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Honors Thesis - Open Access

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