nucklehead Posted May 14, 2015 Share Posted May 14, 2015 http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/mother-outraged-over-daughters-naked-art-exam-at-ucsd-10244269.html Art students at an American university have been told that they should get naked during an assessment for a class, and one student's mother has complained about the unusual course requirement. One element of a performance art-based module, which makes up part of the visual arts course at the University of California San Diego (UCSD), requires students to perform three short performances, one of which is about the "nude/naked self". Students are told that they can perform this piece in multiple different ways, and don't have to remove their clothes - but many students, and the teacher, choose to be naked during the performances, which take place in front of the whole class. One student's mother called a local news station to register her complaints about the piece of assessment, claiming that students are forced to be naked if they want to pass. Speaking to KGTV, the mother said: "it's just wrong". "It bothers me, I'm not sending her to school for this." She claims her daughter is being forced into getting naked to pass the exam. She said: "to say 'you must be naked to pass this class', it makes me sick to my stomach." The mother, who asked to remain unnamed, said that students were only told about the nature of the exam recently. However, the professor who teaches the class, Ricardo Dominguez, said that students are told about the final assessment at the start of the course, and if they are uncomfortable with the exam, "they should not take the class." Dominguez explained that the nudity was important, saying the naked body is "the standard canvas for performance art and body art." The mother said her daughter fears she will be "humiliated" if she has to get naked for the exam. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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