Students at UC San Diego must take their final exam in the nude, or risk failing.
The final exam for the art visual class at the University of California at San Diego involved students acting out a series of gestures, according to the teacher. The last gesture was labeled “erotic self.”
According to the Huffington Post, Ricardo Dominguez, a professor at University of California, San Diego, stands by his teaching methods for the “Visual Arts 104A: Performing the Self” module.
“At the very end of the class, we’ve done several gestures, they have to nude gesture. The prompt is to speak about or do a gesture to create an installation that says, ‘what is more you than you are,'” Dominguez was quoted saying.
The Chair of the University of California San Diego’s Visual Arts Department refuted the professor’s claim that nudity was a requirement. He said students could perform the so-called “nude gesture” without having to remove their clothes. He also said the class was not a requirement for graduation.
The proffesor added that he has been taking the class for 11 years, and has never received a single complaint about the final exam.