In this course the student will do preliminary research and development of a proposal for a cohesive body of art. The student will develop samples of exhibit quality work. If the student is successful in passing this course with a grade of B- or better, he/she will go on to Senior Project II to implement the proposed work. Additionally, issues of being a professional artist will be addressed. Prerequisites: Senior art major, grade of B or better in 12 credits of studio concentration, and permission of the instructor.