A Core Lab: Topics in 2D offers a focused investigation into a single topic. The topic can be, for example, focused simply on one specific techniques or materials such as drawing, printmaking, photography or painting, or can allow for hybrid practices or context-driven strategies such as Photography and Narrative, Drawing and Time, Painting in Space or Artists Books. It can also take on larger themes such as Gesture as Meaning or Photography and Protest. The topics class will allow students to explore the respective areas in more focus and depth, through research-based studio work. Reading in this class is seen as an integral part of students studio practice.