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The Sketch Problem is a one-day design exercise intended to introduce students to alternative and/or fundamental methods of approaching the work of design. The problem is divided into two levels: Level 1 exercises are designed to reinforce the principles of the BAC's design curriculum for Segment 1 students, while level 2 exercises allow Segment 2 students to apply these principles in new or unusual contexts. The work of the Sketch Problem is completed in a communal studio setting, where students work under the direct supervision of a group of critics, and will sometimes involve collaboration as a means of encouraging students to learn from one another in an interactive design process.The Sketch Problem is graded on a Pass/Fail basis, with each student receiving an individualized written evaluation of his/her work. Students are required to pass three Sketch Problems: one during Segment 1, one during Segment 2, and a third problem which may be taken during either segment, at the student’s discretion. Each successfully completed Sketch Problem is awarded 1 credit. Non-Attendance will result in an NF grade
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