Prof. Jon Jicha, School of Art and Design, Western Carolina University (WCU), USA has visited Amity School of Fine Arts, Amity University, UP for a period of 6 weeks (during Sept.- Oct. 2017) for Artist and Residency programme.

During his visit he had strategic discussion with Prof.(Dr.) Pradeep Joshi, Director General, Amity Directorate of Applied Arts/Fine Arts/Performing Arts/Visual Arts for initiating activities for strengthening relationship between Universities”. The objective of inviting International Artist to campus was to provide learning with International perspective in the field of Art & Design to faculty and students.

Faculty Development Programme for faculty of Fine Arts/Performing Arts/Visual Arts/Applied Arts was organized on theme “Design Learning Communities & Pedagogy” & “Facilities Management/Changing conditions for Art & Design”; which immensely benefitted faculty members. Prof. Jon Jicha has also conducted workshops for faculty and students of Painting and Applied Art discipline. Students got opportunity to work on live projects with International faculty.

Talk show” for students of Faculty of of Fine Arts/Performing Arts/Visual Arts/Applied Arts and “interaction with International students of University” was also organized during his visit.

Workshop conducted by Prof Jon Jicha for students of Master & Bachelor students of Amity School of Fine Arts

Presentation & Display of Works under guidance of Prof Jicha

International Faculty Development Programme by Prof John Jicha – Professor Art & Design- Western Carolina University

An International Faculty Development Programme was organized by Prof John Jicha for Amity School of Fine Arts & Amity School of Fashion Technology under Amity Directorate of Applied Arts/ Fine Arts/ Performing Arts & Visual Arts on “ Design Learning Communities/ Padagogy” on 12th October 2017 between 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Opening remarks was delivered by Programme Director, Prof (Dr) Pradeep Joshi, Director General, ASFA, ASFT, ASPA, where Dr Joshi welcomed Prof Jicha and addressed the gathering

Professor Jon Jicha started his lecture by sharing few examples of the curriculum system adopted by the Western Carolina University. He focused on the syllabus of Applied Art department of Western Carolina University and discussed about the pedagogy in detail. The presentation also focused on the evaluation and grading system which actually categorized different module based evaluations. He spoke about how his university takes into consideration different stake holders while reviewing the syllabus. The importance of understanding cultural contexts while setting up academic environments was also a key highlight of the lecture. The lecture ended with a constructive discussion session with the participants.

Outcome of the FDP

  1. The FDP created awareness amongst faculties about International pedagogical models
  2. It also helped to understand the gaps in terms of International benchmarking

Professor Jon Jicha & Prof Dr Pradeep Joshi with faculties of ASFA & ASFT

INTERNATIONAL TALK SHOW by Prof Jon Jicha – Professor Art & Design , Western Carolina University

Prof. John Jicha, Professor of Art and Design from Western Carolina University, USA gave a talk on 12th September, 2017 focusing on the interface between art and design studies. Prof. Jicha’s presentation focused on how commonplace visuals get transformed in a work of art in different contextual situations. His presentation informed the audience about how visuals can transcend the boundaries of space, time and culture and evolve into a universal language. Prof. Jicha showed some cutting age works by few of the major artists of 20th century and drew visual analogies with his own visual experience in India, where he had photographed different commonplace structures and arrangements in different public spaces. His talk was enriching and enlightening.

Talk show was attended by 350 students of ASFA

Mr Alnoor Mitha FRSA, Senior Research Fellow (Asian Cultures)& Artistic Director Asia Triennial Manchester from International Lead ART Department,Manchester School of Art, Manchester Metropolitan University visited Amity School of Fine Arts on 4th November 2019

Mr Alnoor Mitha with Prof (Dr) Pradeep Joshi, Director General ASFA, ASFT, ASPA

A visit was conducted by following International faculties at ASFA , Noida on 28th January 2019
Prof. Tony Travaglione, Pro Vice Chancellor & Executive Dean, Mr Nimay Kalyani, Lecturer International Coordinator- South Asia, Dr Tony Drew, Asst Dean International from NEWCASTLE University & Sara Gentili, PhD. Student Recruitment Coordinator LUISS Business School.

International Guests in discussion with Prof (Dr) Pradeep Joshi, Director General ASFA, ASFT, ASPA

Director General ASFA, ASFT, ASPA discussed about various programmes offered by ASFA & ASFT and also highlighted areas where international collaboration can be initiated between colleges. Meeting was also attended by international coordinators Ms Smita Bagai,ASFT & Mr Varun Sahai, ASFA.