Document Type


Publication Date

Fall 2010


Adapting the qualitative methodologies from "Studying Students: The Undergraduate Research Project at the University of Rochester", the CalArts' Student Behaviors and Habits (CASBAH) project undertook to learn more holistically about the behaviors of art school students. The research question was simply, "How do students in an artistic and nontraditional setting view and act on the process of discovery?" The study utilized faculty interviews, student interviews, poster surveys, photo surveys, online surveys, and focus groups. The authors learned that art students expect to create their own individualized information-seeking paradigm, one that will not impose an external artistic perspective and may be nonlinear.

Citation / Publisher Attribution

Gatten, Jeff and Bryant, Mike. “Rock the CASBAH: CalArts Student Behaviors and Habits.” Art Documentation 29, no. 2 (Fall 2010): 63-69.