Thompson has control issues. If you take a course with
her, you will end up making the kind of work
she likes to see, not the kind of work you
want to make. She stifles expression and creativity, and she
is generally a very unpleasant person to be around. She
is rude, and she openly selects one or two students
to complain about/ridicule/make examples of in class, in front of
everyone. She is the opposite of what a professor of
a fine art or any creative, expressive medium should be.
Should do to do
not: talk; think for yourself; use your own original ideas
and sketches. Do: take orders blindly without consideration; try to
make work that looks like the professor's.
student could theoretically do well in this course by always
being early to class and always staying after the professor
leaves. Brown-nosing this professor works, too. Producing monumentally good work
will not change the professor's opinion about you, and therefore
it will not matter much. If the professor likes you,
you'll do better than a C. If the professor doesn't
like you, you will earn anywhere from a C+ to
a D-. To her ONE credit, Fs are only given
to students who do not work at all.
Student Competency: Beginner Student's Grade: B Liked Instructor?: Strongly Disliked