May 11, 2015 11:30 am -


It’s a requirement for an art class and at least one parent is outraged.

But faculty members and former students defend the elective course and maintain that “performing the self” class participants may also employ figurative nudity to pass the final.

The issue is over a syllabus entry that refers to an “erotic self” assignment, requiring students to “create a gesture that traces the outlines or speaks about your ‘erotic self(s).’”

The class description on the Department of Visual Arts website says:  “Using autobiography, dream, confession, fantasy or other means to invent one’s self in a new way, or to evoke the variety of selves in our imagination, the course experiments with and explores the rich possibilities available to the contemporary artist in his or her own persona.”

UCSD professor Ricardo Dominguez [pictured] has been lighting his classroom by candlelight and baring it all alongside his students as part of the assignment for 11 years and never received any complaints, he told the TV station.





D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

3 responses to Naked Final Exam at UC San Diego

  1. Carla Akins May 11th, 2015 at 1:32 pm

    Good grief, it’s an elected class – no way the adult student didn’t know when she signed up for the class and no, it doesn’t require she gets naked. Mom needs to get a grip – this is why we can’t have nice things.

  2. fahvel May 12th, 2015 at 5:11 am

    can’t have creative people in a society that is fading into nothingness unless money money money is involved.

  3. atunionbob May 13th, 2015 at 3:48 pm

    Bravo to the Prof. Bravo to the students who realize that “Elected Class” means just that. YOU ELECT to take the course. The description of the class tells you what to expect. Just because some Christian do gooder is offended means NOTHING. She needs to get her nose out of the school and worry about her own place in Society !!!