Art

Department of Visual Studies

College of Arts and Sciences
202 Center for the Arts
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-6010

Phone: 716.645.6878
Fax: 716.645.6970
Web: www.art.buffalo.edu

David Schirm
Chair

About the Program

The Department of Visual Studies is a newly merged department that is comprised of degree programs in art, art history, arts management and visual studies. See the degree program heading for information on each of these programs.

The Department of Visual Studies and the University at Buffalo support creative research/scholarship and teaching excellence. The art program is committed to diversity, innovation and progressive practice, and features an internationally recognized and professionally active full-time faculty. The visual studies art program encourages collaboration with faculty and programs both within the College of Arts and Sciences and with the overall research environment of UB. The art program is accredited by The National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD), and UB is an AAU accredited research institution.

Why study art? Visual artists and designers generate some of the most provocative and enduring expressions of culture, because they have a flexible, inquisitive approach as well as an understanding of forces that shape and redefine our culture and world at large. In today's competitive environment, artists and designers are prepared to succeed by the experience of a broad university education combined with a rigorous art curriculum that emphasizes critical thinking and art production skills.

The study of art provides an opportunity to open the mind to unforeseeable possibilities by which a student may identify and appreciate their own unique skills. These abilities transfer to evolving, wide ranging applications and career paths.

Degree Options

The Department of Visual Studies art degree programs have two types of bachelor�s degrees in art: a focused studio program, which grants the BFA; and liberal arts based program, that grants the BA. The BFA degree focuses on intensive work in the visual arts supported by a program of general studies. The BA degree focuses on art in the context of general studies that may allow the student to pursue a minor or double major in another program, if desired. Four-year BA and BFA degrees (of 120 credits) are offered with undergraduate concentrations in computer art, communication design, painting, photography, sculpture, printmaking, visual studies studio and general studio.
These concentrations intersect with an emergent range of studio art, visual studies, and university electives.

Acceptance Information

All BFA and BA intended art majors must apply to and be accepted by the Art Program in the Visual Studies Department.

Students accepted to the University who select fine art or studio art as their intended major on their university application are block registered into fall semester freshman foundation courses on a first-come, first-served basis. During the spring semester of the freshman year students with a fall semester Art GPA of 3.0 or above are automatically granted admission to the Art program. Students with a GPA lower than 3.0 must have a portfolio review and interview to determine admittance into the Art Program.

Currently enrolled UB students with a minimum GPA of 2.5 are eligible to apply to the Art department's BA or BFA program. Admission is determined by a portfolio review and interview. Freshman foundation courses are required for the BA and BFA degrees and are also prerequisites for most upper level courses. Students should take these courses before applying to the major.


Individualized Admission.
Freshmen applicants to UB who fail to meet University SAT and GPA requirements but have unique artistic talents and conceptual abilities may be considered for admission through the individualized admission process. Contact the Department of Visual Studies Academic Advisor for more information.

Schedule of Portfolio Reviews
Freshmen: Spring of freshman year if art GPA is below 3.0
Honors Scholarship: Check with Academic Advisor
Individualized Admissions: February - April
Currently Enrolled: Fall and Spring
Transfers: Spring prior to Fall entry

Acceptance Information
Number of applicants/year: 180
Number of accepted majors/year: 40-50 freshmen; 30 transfers/currently enrolled
Total number of majors currently enrolled: 300

Portfolio Review Procedure. To schedule a review appointment, students must apply for a portfolio review by application available through the Visual Studies Department�s Academic Advisor, Kim Yarwood.

Advisement

Advisement is provided for accepted majors by a full-time Academic Advisor Kim Yarwood. Faculty members also advise in each area of concentration.

Advanced Placement. The Visual Studies Art program gives studio art or open elective credit for AP, depending on the score, but does not waive degree requirements.

Academic Requirements

Freshman Foundations Curriculum. Undergraduate study in art begins with the Freshman Foundations Program, a series of five thematically focused studio courses and one critical theory course. Limited to sixty-eighty freshman level students, the foundations program provides a structured and supportive framework that eases the transition to a large university and helps students adjust to its demands, especially valuable in the freshman year. The goal of the program is to build a solid base of concepts and skills for subsequent study. Structured thematically, these courses introduce the student to two- and three-dimensional media, surfaces, and modes of conceptualization through group and individual projects. Students learn to record and refine initial ideas, clarify relationships of form and space, and develop skills of perception and hand-eye coordination. First year foundations assists the student in the development of vocabulary, critical and creative thinking, good working habits, basic tools and concepts of artmaking, ways of seeing, and the transition of experience into artwork.

Sophomore and Junior Years. During the sophomore year, BFA and BA students take introductory (200-level) studio courses of their choice. Focused study in a concentration generally begins in the junior year. Three- and 400-level courses provide in-depth and focused studio experiences.

Studio Electives. Due to an evolving, expanding curriculum, a growing number of hybrid studio electives are offered. These studio electives allow students to have the flexibility to select the courses most appropriate and interesting to them. A variety of seminars in contemporary art and visual studies are offered along with instruction in performance, video, sound, installation, public art, intervention art, new media, and gizmology. Studio electives may also be used to take courses in the Departments of Media Study and Theatre & Dance.

Senior Thesis Project. The two-semester senior thesis project culminating in an exhibition or presentation is required for the BFA degree. This two-course sequence involves preparation, research, proposal development, and advanced studio exploration. Advanced work should demonstrate technical expertise, independent motivation, personal interpretation/expression, and the student's understanding of their work within the context of current contemporary works and artists. Students may work in a single media or a combination of several media.

Transfer Policy

Students accepted to UB must apply to and be accepted by the art program in the Department of Visual Studies, and must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 to be eligible to apply. Admission is by portfolio review and interview; this review takes place in the fall semester. Due to space limitations, delay of a portfolio review could jeopardize admission to the Art Program.

Transfer student�s courses from other institutions must be equivalent to UB art courses and must have a grade of B or above to be transferable. Accepted transfer credits are applied toward the department's degree requirements upon acceptance as an art major. Transfer students interested in Communication Design or Computer Art must have a second portfolio review to be admitted into these concentrations.

Honors, Awards, and Scholarships

Honors scholarships and performing and creative arts scholarships are awarded by the University, not by the art program. See the UB Honors Program section for further information. Honors students intending to major in art are accepted to the program and do not need have a portfolio review. Scholarship funds based on talentships are also available for exceptional art work, determined by a slide portfolio review in February.

Numerous Art department scholarships and awards, ranging from $500 to $3,000, are available to qualified and currently enrolled accepted art majors; these funds are designated for art-related travel and study, art supplies, tuition, and general support.

Opportunities for Undergraduate Research and Practical Experience

Special undergraduate academic opportunities include study abroad programs, semester internships in New York City, and local internships in all areas of study. Summer art courses at a variety of U.S., Canadian, and international venues may be completed for credit with preapproval of the department.

Notable Program Features

Visiting Artists. As part of the Visual Studies Speaker Series, lectures and critiques by visiting artists, critics, historians, and designers take place every Monday at 6:00 p.m. during the fall semester in the Center for the Arts Screening Room. Organized by the Department of Visual Studies, these lectures are co-sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences, and the Departments of Media Study and University Galleries.

Facilities. Studio art labs are communal, spacious, well equipped, and intelligently organized. Specialized studios support all major conventional, digital, and experimental processes in art and design. Highlights include: a dedicated interactive art lab for advanced work; access to high-end computing and multimedia programs; and digital color and chemical black-and-white darkrooms, extensive printmaking labs, an audio lab and sculpture facilities that boast the largest university foundry in the Eastern US. Video editing and production studios are also available in the Department of Media Study.

Studio courses are small, generally ranging from fifteen to twenty students, to maximize teacher effectiveness.

Professional Staff. Our instructional support and staff assistants are invaluable in keeping specialized labs and equipment up and running every day of the school year. The Art department�s full-time support staff includes four technicians (digital, photo, print, and sculpture labs), the undergraduate academic advisor, and three administrative staff.

Center for the Arts. The Center for the Arts, opened in 1993, houses the Departments of Visual Studies Art Program, Media Study, and Theatre & Dance, along with the University Art Galleries, and 4 performance spaces.

The exhibition spaces at UB are a vital component of cultural discourse and the educational experience we provide. The Visual Studies Gallery presents undergraduate and graduate work along with invitational exhibitions, while the University at Buffalo Art Galleries' mission is to bring current issues and practices in the visual arts to UB. The UB Art Galleries are located on two floors in the Center for the Arts, as well as near the UB South Campus at the Anderson Gallery in North Buffalo. The full-time director, curators and support staff of the gallery sponsor lectures, symposia and publications.

Buffalo Metropolitan Area. The Visual Studies art program frequently extends its activities and cultural programming off campus, collaborating with area alternative media and exhibition spaces, galleries, and internationally recognized institutions.

Buffalo's diverse intellectual and cultural heritage continues to attract and sustain artists in the visual arts, performance, video/film, theater, poetry, literature, music, and architecture. Grass-roots and alternative spaces dedicated to new and experimental genres, such as CEPA, Hallwalls, Big Orbit, and Soundlab, complement such world-class institutions as the Albright-Knox Art Gallery and provide opportunities and support for the production of new work in all genres. The Theater District in downtown Buffalo is home to numerous experimental theaters. Locally owned art theaters, along with Hallwalls, regularly show acclaimed films not available for widespread commercial distribution.

Toronto, a ninety-minute drive from Buffalo, is the largest metropolitan center in, and the art capital of, Canada. It has hundreds of alternative spaces and commercial art galleries including the Power Plant and the Ontario Gallery of Art.

Student Organizations. The Student Visual Art Organization (SVAO) provides leadership opportunities to university undergraduate students and organizes exhibits and events, open figure drawing sessions, and trips to museums and galleries.




Career Opportunities/Further Study

Our art and design graduates find professional opportunities in a wide range of fields that value creative problem solving, critical thinking, and an awareness of cultural context. They have established successful careers in art galleries, museums and alternative spaces, auction houses, exhibit design, art handling, curating, conservation, fabrication, and installation, along with writing and criticism on art and popular culture. Our alumni are now independent artists, assistants for world-class artists, collaborators, educators, technical instructors, community activists, and entrepreneurs; many freelance in illustration, webpage design, electronic publishing, and media. UB art program alumni exhibit internationally and have received numerous and prestigious national and international awards. Many have pursued MFA degrees at outstanding schools across the country.


Fine Arts - B.F.A.

Major Studio Concentrations in Communication Design, Computer Art, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, and Visual Studies Studio

Acceptance Criteria

Minimum GPA of 2.5 overall.
Minimum GPA of 2.5 in art courses.
Minimum grade of �B� in all transfer fine art courses.

Advising Notes

A minimum GPA of 2.5 is required in all courses for a student to remain in good standing in the Art department. If students drop below this GPA, they will be placed on department probation and given a semester to improve their standing. Students who do not improve will be dismissed from the Art department. To graduate, a minimum GPA of 2.5 is necessary in all courses required for the BFA degree, including art history and studio art courses.

BFA students must complete required core courses, as well as the required courses in their chosen concentration.

Required Courses

ART 105 Studio 1: Art and the Everyday
ART 110 Studio 2: Constructed Body
ART 120 Studio 3: Public Space
ART 135 Studio 4: Self and Ritual
ART 140 Studio 5: Time-based Strategies
ART 150 Visual Theory, Aesthetics, and Criticism
ART 200 Visual Studies Speaker Series (3 times)
ART 207 Drawing Concepts I
ART 260 Visual Theory, Aesthetics and Criticism II
ART 494 F Senior Thesis Project 1
ART 494 S Senior Thesis Project 2

Two of the following:
AHI 101 Survey of Art History I: Egypt to Renaissance
AHI 102 Survey of Art History II: Italian Renaissance to Contemporary
AHI 103 Survey of Art History III

Required Concentration Courses

Major Studio Concentration in Communication Design
ART 208 Drawing Concepts II or any 200 level printmaking course: ART 205, ART 225 or ART 259
ART 221 Typography
ART 240 History of Visual Communication
ART 250 Introduction to Computer Art and Design
ART 309 Digital Reproduction Processes
ART 319 Visual Communication
ART 320 Design for New Media
ART 322 Design for Print and Electronic Media
ART 419 Identity Design
ART 422 Design Issues
Three studio art electives

Major Studio Concentration in Computer Art
ART 208 Drawing Concepts II or any 200 level printmaking course: ART 205, ART 225 or ART 259
ART 210 Introduction to Digital Photography
ART 250 Introduction to Computer Art and Design
ART 375 Science, Culture, and Emerging Media
ART 380 Algorithmic Art
ART 383 Interactive Computer Art I
Two approved computer art electives from the following: ART 381, ART 382, ART 384, ART 385, ART 387, or ART 389
Four studio art electives
One AHI elective

Major Studio Concentration in Painting
ART 208 Drawing Concepts II or any 200 level printmaking courses: ART 205, ART 225 or ART 259
ART 211 Basic Painting I
ART 212 Basic Painting II
ART 216 Pictorial Structure
ART 223 Figure Drawing I or ART 307 Thematic Drawing
ART 229 Basic Sculpture
ART 311 Intermediate Painting I
ART 312 Intermediate Painting II
Five studio art electives
One AHI elective

Major Studio Concentration in Photography
ART 208 Drawing Concepts II or any 200 level printmaking course: ART 205, ART 225 or ART 259
ART 210 Introduction to Digital Photography
ART 250 Introduction to Computer Art and Design
ART 313 Photography: Image and Text
ART 314 Photography Extended
ART 348 History of Photography
ART 449 Topics in Contemporary Photography
Three approved photography electives from the following: ART 315, ART 340, ART 353, ART 354, ART 356, ART 360, or ART 401
Three studio art electives

Major Studio Concentration in Printmaking
ART 211 Basic Painting I
ART 223 Figure Drawing or ART 307 Thematic Drawing
ART 205 Intaglio Concepts I
ART 225 Lithography Concepts I
ART 259 Screen-Print Concepts I
ART 476 Topics in Printmaking
Three approved printmaking electives from the following: ART 302, ART 304, ART 306, or ART 326
Three studio art electives
One AHI elective

Major Studio Concentration in Sculpture
ART 208 Drawing Concepts II or any 200 level printmaking courses: ART 205, ART 225 or ART 259
ART 211 Basic Painting I
ART 212 Basic Painting II
ART 229 Basic Sculpture
ART 329 Intermediate Sculpture 1
ART 330 Intermediate Sculpture 2
ART 333 Foundry and Fabrication Techniques 1
ART 362 Installation
One approved sculpture elective from the following: ART 337, ART 338, ART 433, ART 434, ART 437, or ART 438
Three studio art electives
One AHI elective

Major Studio Concentration in Visual Studies
Four 200 Level Studio Art Electives
Three 300 level Studio Art Electives
One 300 or 400 level Studio Art Elective
One 400 level Studio Art Elective
One 300 Studio Art or Visual Studies Elective
One 300 or 400 Visual Studies Elective
One 400 level Visual Studies Elective
One AHI elective


Summary
Total required credit hours in art and art history: 78

See Baccalaureate Degree Requirements for general education and remaining university requirements.

Recommended Sequence of Program Requirements

Major Studio Concentration in Communication Design

FIRST YEAR
Fall-ART 105, ART 110, ART 150, ART 200
Spring-ART 120, ART 135, ART 140

SECOND YEAR
Fall-AHI 101 or AHI 103; ART 200, ART 207, ART 250, one studio art elective
Spring-AHI 102 or AHI 103; ART 208 or any 200- level printmaking course; ART 221, ART 260

THIRD YEAR
Fall-ART 200, ART 240, ART 309, ART 319, one studio art elective
Spring-One studio art elective, ART 320, ART 322

FOURTH YEAR
Fall-ART 419, ART 485
Spring-ART 422, ART 486

Major Studio Concentration in Computer Art

FIRST YEAR
Fall-ART 105, ART 110, ART 150, ART 200
Spring-ART 120, ART 135, ART 140

SECOND YEAR
Fall-AHI 101 or AHI 103; ART 200, ART 207, ART 250, one studio art elective
Spring-AHI 102 or AHI 103; ART 208 or any 200- level printmaking course; ART 210, ART 260, one studio art elective

THIRD YEAR
Fall-ART 200, ART 375, ART 383, one computer art elective, one studio art elective
Spring-ART 380, one computer art elective, one AHI elective

FOURTH YEAR
Fall-ART 485, one studio art elective
Spring-ART 486

Major Studio Concentration in Painting

FIRST YEAR
Fall-ART 105, ART 110, ART 150, ART 200
Spring-ART 120, ART 135, ART 140

SECOND YEAR
Fall-AHI 101 or AHI 103; ART 200, ART 207, ART 211, ART 229
Spring-AHI 102 or AHI 103; ART 208 or any 200 level printmaking course; ART 212, ART 260

THIRD YEAR
Fall-ART 200, ART 311, ART 307, one studio art elective, one AHI elective
Spring-ART 223 or ART 216; ART 312, one studio art elective

FOURTH YEAR
Fall-ART 485, one studio art elective
Spring-ART 486, one studio art elective

Major Studio Concentration in Photography

FIRST YEAR
Fall-ART 105, ART 110, ART 150, ART 200
Spring-ART 120, ART 135, ART 140

SECOND YEAR
Fall-AHI 101 or AHI 103; ART 200, ART 207, ART 210, ART 250, ART 348
Spring-AHI 102 or AHI 103; ART 208 or any 200 level printmaking course; ART 260, ART 313

THIRD YEAR
Fall-ART 200, ART 314, one photography elective, one studio art elective
Spring-One photography elective, one studio art elective

FOURTH YEAR
Fall-ART 485, one photography elective, one studio art elective
Spring- ART 449, ART 486

Major Studio Concentration in Printmaking

FIRST YEAR
Fall-ART 105, ART 110, ART 150, ART 200
Spring-ART 120, ART 135, ART 140

SECOND YEAR
Fall-AHI 101 or AHI 103; ART 200, ART 207, ART 211; any 200-level printmaking course: ART 205, ART 225, or ART 259
Spring-AHI 102 or AHI 103; ART 223 or ART 307; ART 260, any 200-level printmaking course: ART 205, ART 225 or ART 259

THIRD YEAR
Fall-ART 200; one 300 level printmaking elective: ART 306; ART 302 or ART 304; ART 326, one studio art elective
Spring-One 300-level printmaking electives: ART 306; ART 302 or ART 304; ART 326; one studio art elective, one AHI elective

FOURTH YEAR
Fall-ART 476, ART 485
Spring-ART 486, one studio art elective

Major Studio Concentration in Sculpture

FIRST YEAR
Fall-ART 105, ART 110, ART 150, ART 200
Spring-ART 120, ART 135, ART 140

SECOND YEAR
Fall-AHI 101 or AHI 103; ART 200, ART 207, ART 211, ART 229
Spring-AHI 102 or AHI 103; ART 208 or any 200 level printmaking course; ART 212, ART 260, ART 329

THIRD YEAR
Fall-ART 200, ART 330, ART 362, one AHI elective
Spring-ART 333, one approved sculpture elective, one studio art elective

FOURTH YEAR
Fall-ART 485, one studio art elective
Spring-ART 486, one studio art elective

Major Studio Concentration in Visual Studies Studio

FIRST YEAR
Fall-ART 105, ART 110, ART 150, ART 200
Spring-ART 120, ART 135, ART 140

SECOND YEAR
Fall-AHI 101 or AHI 103; ART 200, ART 207, Two 200 level ART courses
Spring-AHI 102 or AHI 103; ART 260, Two 200 level Studio Art courses

THIRD YEAR
Fall- ART 200, Two 300 Level Studio Art electives, One 300 level Visual Studies or Studio Art elective, one AHI elective
Spring-One 300 level Studio Art Elective, One 300 or 400 level Studio Art elective, One 300 or 400 level Visual Studies elective

FOURTH YEAR
Fall-ART 485, 400 level Visual Studies elective
Spring-ART 486, one 400 level Studio Art elective

Summary

Total required credit hours in art and art history......78

Studio Art - B.A.

General Studio, Communication Design, and Photography Concentrations

Acceptance Criteria

Minimum GPA of 2.5 overall.
Minimum GPA of 2.5 in art courses.
Minimum grade of �B� in all transfer fine art courses.

Advising Notes

A minimum GPA of 2.5 is required in all courses for a student to remain in good standing in the Art department. If students drop below this GPA, they will be placed on department probation and given a semester to improve their standing. Students who do not improve will be dismissed from the Art department. To graduate, a minimum of 2.5 is necessary in all courses required for the BA degree, including art history and studio art courses.

BA students must complete core courses, as well as the required courses in their chosen concentration.

Required Courses

ART 105 Studio 1: Art and the Everyday
ART 110 Studio 2: Constructed Body
ART 120 Studio 3: Public Space
ART 135 Studio 4: Self & Ritual
ART 140 Studio 5: Time-based Strategies
ART 150 Visual Theory, Aesthetics, and Criticism

Two of the following:
AHI 101 Survey of Art History I: Egypt to Renaissance
AHI 102 Survey of Art History II: Italian Renaissance to Contemporary
AHI 103 Survey of Art History III

Required Concentration Courses

General Studio Concentration
ART 207 Drawing Concepts I
Six studio art electives (minimum of three in one concentration)
Two AHI electives

Communication Design Concentration
ART 221 Typography
ART 240 History of Visual Communication
ART 250 Introduction to Computer Art and Design
ART 309 Digital Reproduction Processes
ART 319 Visual Communication
ART 320 Design for New Media
ART 322 Design for Print and Electronic Media
ART 419 Identity Design
ART 422 Design Issues
One AHI elective

Photography Concentration
ART 210 Introduction to Digital Photography
ART 250 Introduction to Computer Art and Design
ART 313 Photography: Image and Text
ART 314 Photography Extended
ART 348 History of Photography
ART 449 Topics in Contemporary Photography
Three approved photography electives from the following: ART 315, ART 340, ART 353, ART 354, ART 356, ART 360, or ART 401
One AHI elective

Summary
Total required credit hours in art and art history: 51-54

See Baccalaureate Degree Requirements for general education and remaining university requirements.

Recommended Sequence of Program Requirements

General Studio Concentration

FIRST YEAR
Fall-ART 105, ART 110, ART 150
Spring-ART 120, ART 135, ART 140

SECOND YEAR
Fall-AHI 101 or AHI 103; ART 207, one studio art elective
Spring-AHI 102 or AHI 103; one studio art elective

THIRD YEAR
Fall-One concentration elective, one AHI elective
Spring-One concentration elective, one studio art elective, one AHI elective

FOURTH YEAR
Fall-One concentration elective, one studio art elective
Spring-One studio art elective

Communication Design Concentration

FIRST YEAR
Fall-ART 105, ART 110, ART 150
Spring-ART 120, ART 135, ART 140

SECOND YEAR
Fall-AHI 101 or AHI 103; ART 250
Spring-AHI 102 or ART 103; ART 221

THIRD YEAR
Fall-ART 240, ART 309, ART 319
Spring-ART 320, ART 322, one AHI elective

FOURTH YEAR
Fall-ART 419
Spring-ART 422

Photography Concentration

FIRST YEAR
Fall-ART 105, ART 110, ART 150
Spring-ART 120, ART 135, ART 140

SECOND YEAR
Fall-AHI 101 or AHI 103; ART 210, ART 250, ART 348
Spring-AHI 102 or AHI 103; ART 313

THIRD YEAR
Fall-ART 314, one AHI elective
Spring-One photography elective

FOURTH YEAR
Fall-One photography elective
Spring-ART 449, one photography elective

Summary

Total required credit hours in art and art history......51-54

Photography - Minor

About the Minor

The art program in the Department of Visual Studies offers a minor sequence in photography for students who are doing their major work in other departments.

Acceptance Criteria

Minimum GPA of 2.5 overall.
Minimum GPA of 2.5 in art courses.

Advising Note

For successful completion of the minor, a minimum GPA of 2.5 in all courses required for the minor is required.

Required Courses

ART 210 Introduction to Digital Photography
ART 313 Photography: Image and Text
ART 314 Photography Extended
ART 348 History of Photography
ART 449 Topics in Contemporary Photography
Three photography electives from the following: ART 315, ART 340, ART 353, ART 354, ART 356, ART 360, or ART 401

Course Descriptions

ART 105 Studio 1: Art & the Everyday

Credits:  3
Semester: F
Prerequisites:  None
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LAB

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Explores material culture, industrial/mass production, information media and design, craft, kitsch, and the banal through the concepts, processes and practices of two- and three-dimensional design and drawing. Required for first-year B.F.A. and B.A. majors. Lab fee.

ART 110 Studio 2: Constructed Body

Credits:  3
Semester: F
Prerequisites:  None
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LAB

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Investigates concepts and processes of drawing, three-dimensional and performance methods as forms of expression used in exploring the history and function of the human body in art. Introduces students to related issues such as sexual politics, post-colonialism and technology, and contextualizing their projects within a larger cultural framework. Required for first-year B.F.A. and B.A. majors. Lab fee.

ART 111 Drawing Fundamentals

Credits:  3
Semester: F Sp
Prerequisites:  None
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LAB

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Involves drawing from still life, figure, and memory/imagination, utilizing a wide variety of media. Conceptual emphasis on line, gesture, shape, space, value, and texture. Covers compositional theory and development of visual expression. Lab fee.

ART 120 Studio 3: Public Space

Credits:  3
Semester: Sp
Prerequisites:  None
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LAB

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Explores concepts and design processes related to three-dimensional investigations situated in the public domain. We contextualize assignments by studying the history and social impact of these practices. Students experiment with contemporary modes of displaying and experiencing art and design, through site-specificity, collaboration, audience interaction, and development of public, commercial, and institutional communication. Lab fee.

ART 135 Studio 4: Self and Ritual

Credits:  3
Semester: Sp
Prerequisites:  None
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LAB

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Relates concepts and design processes to painting and printmaking, exploring the function of art through personal narratives, issues of identity, and as a vehicle for spiritual/psychological transformations. Lab fee.

ART 140 Studio 5: Time-based Strategies

Credits:  3
Semester: Sp
Prerequisites:  None
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LAB

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Investigates the concepts and practices of photography, computer art, and video as the basis for visual communication and expression in contemporary art and design. We ground assignments in the development of semiotics, media literacy, media ethics, dissemination techniques, and teamwork. Lab fee.

ART 150 Visual Theory, Aesthetics, and Criticism

Credits:  3
Semester: F
Prerequisites:  None
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC/REC

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Introduces and explores visual, aesthetic, and critical theory, and the social and cultural dynamics that inform and influence contemporary art making. Required for first-year B.F.A. and B.A. students. Lab fee.

ART 152 Introduction to Visual Studies

Credits:  3
Semester:
Prerequisites:  None
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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Introduces a critical knowledge and understanding of images and image systems, their history, and their intersection with the culture as a whole.

ART 155 Introduction to New Media

Credits:  4
Semester: F Sp
Prerequisites:  None
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC/LAB

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Introduces the desktop tools and fundamental concepts used in the development of interactive and non-interactive digital media. Reviews theoretical and practical aspects of creating digital messages with authoring/presentation tools. Lays the foundation for creating a broad range of digital media. Lab fee.

ART 200 Visual Studies Speakers Series

Credits:  1
Semester: F
Prerequisites:  None
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.

A visiting lecture series of visual arts professionals practicing in the fields of visual art, design, multi-media, cultural theory, and criticism. Exposes students to a wide range of viewpoints, art practice, and contemporary theory. Speakers change each semester. Lab fee.

ART 205 Intaglio Concepts 1

Credits:  3
Semester: F Sp
Prerequisites:  accepted art major or permission of instructor
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LAB

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Involves an intensive material and conceptual exploration of intaglio and collagraph printmaking processes. Develops complex ideas using hand-drawn, photographic, digital, and collage strategies, and emphasizes experimentation and image development over simple reproduction. Incorporates demonstrations, discussions, theoretical reading and analysis, private and group critiques, and working in class. Printmaking labs are open outside of class-time. Lab fee.

ART 207 Drawing Concepts 1

Credits:  3
Semester: F
Prerequisites:  Accepted art major
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LAB

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Develops drawing and compositional strategies, languages, and methods that build on skills learned in Foundations courses and which are applicable to all other graphic/painting/sculpture/printmaking disciplines. Explores visual ideas ranging from the notational sketch to large, complex finished works in series. Lab fee.

ART 208 Drawing Concepts 2

Credits:  3
Semester: Sp
Prerequisites:  ART 207
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LAB

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Develops drawing and compositional strategies, languages, and methods that build on skills learned in Foundations courses and which are applicable to all other graphic/painting/sculpture/printmaking disciplines. Explores visual ideas ranging from the notational sketch to large, complex finished works in series. Lab fee.

ART 210 Introduction to Digital Photography

Credits:  3
Semester: F Sp Su
Prerequisites:  None
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LAB

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Examines the historical, conceptual, and practical developments of the art of photography as embodied in the use of digital image-making technologies. Students must have access to a digital camera with manual exposure control and image size of 5.0 MB, a computer capable of handling image files, and a color printer. Lab fee.

ART 211 Basic Painting 1

Credits:  3
Semester: F
Prerequisites:  Accepted art major
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LAB

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Covers basic methods and materials in oil painting; including traditional and current approaches to form, color, and pictorial organization. Varied course structure includes direct interpretation of subject matter, as well as conceptually based visual problems. Lab fee.

ART 212 Basic Painting 2

Credits:  3
Semester: Sp
Prerequisites:  ART 211
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LAB

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Covers basic methods and materials in oil painting; including traditional and current approaches to form, color, and pictorial organization. Varied course structure includes direct interpretation of subject matter, as well as conceptually based visual problems. Lab fee.

ART 216 Pictorial Structure

Credits:  3
Semester:
Prerequisites:  Accepted art major
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LAB

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Addresses the formal and conceptual aspects of 2D artwork. Art from the past and present is viewed, discussed, and utilized as a starting point for student-driven assignments. The nature of each assignment is based on the formal (visual) qualities of an idea paired with a conceptual (thematic) core. All student work is based upon and inspired by the ideas, theories, opinions, and reactions on art from a widely dispersed range of periods and regions. Lab fee.

ART 221 Typography

Credits:  3
Semester: F Sp
Prerequisites:  Accepted art major
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LAB

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Introduces typographic history, type anatomy, type styles, application of legibility guidelines, and explorations with interpretive and experimental typography. Lab fee.

ART 223 Figure Drawing 1

Credits:  3
Semester: F Sp
Prerequisites:  None
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LAB

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Go figure�strip it bare, uncover the transient and internal in a series of sessions that refines memory, facilitates speed, hones powers of perception and expression, all inspired by nothing less than the eternal nude. Gesture, spirit, memory, motion, essence, speed, measure, pace, balance, focus, weight, gravity, rhythm�are all filters through which we examine and express human form. Technical experimentation is essential. Lab fee.

ART 225 Lithography Concepts 1

Credits:  3
Semester: F Sp
Prerequisites:  accepted art major or permission of instructor
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LAB

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Involves an intensive material and conceptual exploration of lithographic and related printmaking processes. Develops complex ideas using hand-drawn, photographic, digital and collage strategies, and emphasizes experimentation and image development over simple reproduction. Incorporates demonstrations, discussions, theoretical reading and analysis, private and group critiques, and working in class. Printmaking labs are open outside of class-time. Lab fee.

ART 229 Basic Sculpture

Credits:  3
Semester: F Sp
Prerequisites:  Accepted art major or permission of instructor
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LAB

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Involves studies in the nature and concepts of 3-D art forms, and use of a variety of materials, techniques, processes. Lab fee.

ART 231 Painting for Nonmajors 1

Credits:  3
Semester: F Sp
Prerequisites:  None
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LAB

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For students not singularly committed to becoming artists. We learn a basic approach to oil painting and experience a variety of visual points of view. Lab fee.

ART 232 Painting for Nonmajors 2

Credits:  3
Semester: F Sp
Prerequisites:  ART 231
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LAB

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For students not singularly committed to becoming artists. We learn a basic approach to oil painting and experience a variety of visual points of view. Lab fee.

ART 240 History of Visual Communication

Credits:  3
Semester: Sp
Prerequisites:  None
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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Examines research, lectures, readings, and presentations investigating the history of visual communication media, starting with gestures and early writing systems and ending with current professional design practice. Focuses on technology, economics, regional influences, and intellectual culture. Requires independent research.

ART 250 Introduction to Computer Art and Design

Credits:  3
Semester: F Sp
Prerequisites:  None
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LAB

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Surveys, in a hands-on fashion, the rich and unique resources the computer offers the artist/designer. Includes computer basics, letter manipulation, drawing and painting metaphors, image processing, 3-D modeling, sound/image synthesis, interactive scripting, and animation. Lab fee.

ART 259 Screen-Print Concepts 1

Credits:  3
Semester: F Sp
Prerequisites:  accepted art major or permission of instructor
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LAB

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Involves an intensive material and conceptual exploration of water-based screen-print printmaking processes. Develops complex ideas using hand-drawn, photographic, digital and collage strategies, and emphasizes experimentation and image development over simple reproduction. Incorporates demonstrations, discussions, theoretical reading and analysis, private and group critiques, and working in class. Printmaking labs are open outside of class-time. Lab fee.

ART 260 Visual Theory, Aesthetics and Criticism 2

Credits:  3
Semester: Sp
Prerequisites:  ART 150
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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Examines visual theory, aesthetic philosophy, and critical theory and their application to and effects on visual art of the 20th and 21st centuries. Provides a broad grounding in both Modern and Postmodern thought based upon a carefully considered exposure to a set of representative primary texts. Lab fee.

ART 302 Alternative Print Processes

Credits:  3
Semester: F
Prerequisites:  acccepted art major or permission of instructor
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LAB

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Explores conventional, alternative and hybrid processes not covered within the lithography, intaglio, and screen print courses. The class provides students with new skills, material options, and tools for visual communication and expression. It also examines aspects of the history, practice, and theoretical underpinnings of printmaking. Lab fee.

ART 304 Screen Print Concepts 2

Credits:  3
Semester: Sp
Prerequisites:  ART 259 or permission of instructor
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LAB

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Continuation of ART 259, focusing primarily on the creation of a body of prints. For motivated students who are ready to uncover and articulate individual interests and talents and to formulate research, contextualize, and execute a body of work. In addition to studio production, the course integrates assigned readings and lectures to provide an introduction to and examination of the history, practice, and theoretical underpinnings of printmaking. Lab fee.

ART 306 Intaglio Concepts 2

Credits:  3
Semester: F Sp
Prerequisites:  ART 205 or permission of instructor
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LAB

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Involves an intensive technical and conceptual exploration of printed/imaging processing activity. Develops complex ideas that accommodate etching, engraving, drypoint, aquatint, and other mixed media intaglio strategies. Stresses pictorial organization as it interfaces with drawing, painting, and illustration. Lab fee.

ART 307 Thematic Drawing

Credits:  3
Semester: Sp
Prerequisites:  Accepted art major
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LAB

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We can�t remember what we do not see (with eyes open or shut). So what happens to physical experience (like pain and pleasure) that has no image? Investigates recognition, cognition, and the credible and incredible in images that convey and practice the temporal as well as the instantaneous. Examines personal intention and collective interpretations in projects designed to facilitate perceptual and conceptual interpretations and highlight material experimentation. Lab fee.

ART 309 Digital Reproduction Processes

Credits:  3
Semester: F
Prerequisites:  ART 221
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LAB

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Introduces digital graphic reproduction processes, digital and conventional printing processes, and new digital prepress techniques. Includes digital print file preparation, cost estimates, digital transmission and imaging processes Lab fee.

ART 310 Photography Summer Workshop

Credits:  3
Semester: Su
Prerequisites:  None
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LAB

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Involves use of a view camera and a landscape workshop (camera provided). Covers 4x5 camera techniques, and includes field trips, critiques, and darkroom time. Lab fee.

ART 311 Intermediate Painting 1

Credits:  3
Semester: F Sp
Prerequisites:  ART 212 or permission of instructor
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LAB

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Applies the principles and techniques learned in basic painting. Stresses thematic content based upon individual interpretation. Explores theoretical form, color, and space. Compositional approaches include the use of appropriated imagery, allegory, and conceptualizations. Lab fee.

ART 312 Intermediate Painting 2

Credits:  3
Semester: F Sp
Prerequisites:  ART 311
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LAB

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Applies the principles and techniques learned in basic painting. Stresses thematic content based upon individual interpretation. Explores theoretical form, color, and space. Compositional approaches include the use of appropriated imagery, allegory, and conceptualizations. Lab fee.

ART 313 Photography: Image and Text

Credits:  3
Semester: F Sp
Prerequisites:  ART 210
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LAB

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Explores photographic concepts and techniques beyond the basic level, including combination with other 2-D and 3-D media. Involves camera, darkroom, and applied techniques. Emphasizes conceptual problem solving, and includes a written component. Lab fee.

ART 314 Photography Extended

Credits:  3
Semester: F Sp
Prerequisites:  ART 210
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LAB

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Explores photographic concepts and techniques beyond the basic level, including combination with other 2-D and 3-D media. Involves camera, darkroom, and applied techniques. Emphasizes conceptual problem solving, and includes a written component. Lab fee.

ART 315 Black and White Film Photography

Credits:  3
Semester: F
Prerequisites:  ART 210 or permission of instructor
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LAB

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Introduces students to the art and techniques of black and white film photography and its associated chemically-based darkroom techniques. Through shooting assignments and darkroom work, they learn first the use of this medium as a form of personal expression. Secondly, they learn the various technical means -such as camera control, exposure, Zone System theory, developing, printing and specialized chemical processes- to accomplish this. Lab fee.

ART 319 Visual Communication

Credits:  3
Semester: F Sp
Prerequisites:  ART 221, accepted as communication design major
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LAB

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Involves theoretical, analytical, and practical exposure to visual semantics, syntax, and rhetoric as used by the communication designer. Also, introduces information design and the development of theme and image. Emphasizes print media produced with digital tools. Lab fee.

ART 320 Design for New Media

Credits:  3
Semester: Sp
Prerequisites:  ART 221, accepted as communication design major
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LAB

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Introduces time-based visual communication with sound and motion, exploring interactive and non-interactive structures for persuading and informing. Lab fee.

ART 322 Design for Print and Electronic Media

Credits:  3
Semester: Sp
Prerequisites:  ART 221, accepted as communication design major
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LAB

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Incorporates hands-on exploration of the designer's role as visual editor and art director of print and electronic publications: newsletter, newspaper, magazine, book, webzine, web site, etc. Review of historical and current publication media with a focus on purpose, formula and form. Lab fee.

ART 323 Figure Drawing 3

Credits:  3
Semester: F Sp
Prerequisites:  ART 223
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LAB

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Explores issues concerning the nude, the gaze and gender, pose and possession, scale and scandal as we contextualize and historicize the tradition of figure drawing. Cross-temporal and cross-cultural visual and written texts inform and inspire our own projects and practice. Lab fee.

ART 324 Figure Drawing 4

Credits:  3
Semester: F Sp
Prerequisites:  ART 323
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LAB

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Explores issues concerning the nude, the gaze and gender, pose and possession, scale and scandal as we contextualize and historicize the tradition of figure drawing. Cross-temporal and cross-cultural visual and written texts inform and inspire our own projects and practice. Lab fee.

ART 326 Lithography Concepts 2

Credits:  3
Semester: F Sp
Prerequisites:  ART 225 or permission of instructor
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LAB

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Explores the range of lithographic prints, focusing on development of imagery and concepts. Methods introduced include stone, plate, monotype, and transfer. Image strategies include hand-drawn, photographic, digital, montage, and hybrid processes. Involves a reading and writing component. Lab fee.

ART 329 Intermediate Sculpture 1

Credits:  3
Semester: F Sp
Prerequisites:  ART 229
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LAB

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Continuation of ART 229 directed primarily toward sculptural concepts. Lab fee.

ART 330 Intermediate Sculpture 2

Credits:  3
Semester: F Sp
Prerequisites:  ART 329
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LAB

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Continuation of ART 229 directed primarily toward sculptural concepts. Lab fee.

ART 333 Casting, Foundry, and Metal Fabrication Techniques 1

Credits:  3
Semester: F Sp
Prerequisites:  accepted art major or permission of instructor
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LAB

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Examines techniques of casting in metal, including lost wax, and ceramic investing methods. Emphasizes creative and resourceful approaches to these techniques, as well as acquiring skills for casting effective sculptural objects. Lab fee.

ART 334 Casting, Foundry, and Metal Fabrication Techniques 2

Credits:  3
Semester: F Sp
Prerequisites:  ART 333
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LAB

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Examines techniques of casting in metal, including lost wax, and ceramic investing methods. Emphasizes creative and resourceful approaches to these techniques, as well as acquiring skills for casting effective sculptural objects. Lab fee.

ART 337 Figurative Sculpture 1

Credits:  3
Semester: Sp
Prerequisites:  None
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LAB

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Emphasizes the posed model in problems of representation. Studies anatomy, proportion, gesture, and distortion. Involves specialized study in modeling and casting, using the nude figure or portrait head. Lab fee.

ART 338 Figurative Sculpture 2

Credits:  3
Semester: Sp
Prerequisites:  ART 337
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LAB

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Emphasizes the posed model in problems of representation. Studies anatomy, proportion, gesture, and distortion. Involves specialized study in modeling and casting, using the nude figure or portrait head. Lab fee.

ART 340 Historic and Experimental Photo Techniques

Credits:  3
Semester: F
Prerequisites:  ART 210
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LAB

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Explores various alternative photographic techniques, such as cyanotype, gum, and platinum; also studies historic importance in the medium, and creative contemporary uses. Lab fee.

ART 341 Book Design

Credits:  3
Semester: Sp
Prerequisites:  Accepted art major or permission of instructor
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LAB

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Explores the book as object and as object/form. Topics include typographic design, image-text relationship, sequential design/image making, book structure, construction, and production. Involves completion of semester-long projects. Emphasizes development and articulation of the student�s conceptual and aesthetic concerns. Lab fee.

ART 344 Watercolor Painting

Credits:  3
Semester:
Prerequisites:  ART 207 or permission of instructor
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LAB

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Examines watercolor and water-base media painting concepts in relation to space, volume, and form; applies techniques to the development of visual ideas as structured paintings. Lab fee.

ART 348 History of Photography

Credits:  3
Semester: F
Prerequisites:  None
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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Reviews photography�s contribution to the visual arts of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Studies individual photographers, the nature and development of various styles, photography�s relationship to other art media, and the effect of photographic imagery on our culture.

ART 353 Studio Photography

Credits:  3
Semester: F
Prerequisites:  ART 210
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LAB

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Explores practical and chemical aspects, such as the view camera, silver photographic emulsions, developers, toners, special chemicals, archival processing, exposure, and zone-system theory. Lab fee.

ART 354 Technical Aspects of Photography II

Credits:  3
Semester: Sp
Prerequisites:  ART 210
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LAB

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Examines photographic studio lighting for both black/white and color; artificial lighting (tungsten and photo studio strobes), studio setups, portraiture, and large-scale printing. Lab fee.

ART 356 Exploring Identity

Credits:  3
Semester: Sp
Prerequisites:  ART 150
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LAB

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Studio course exploring the role of representation of identity in the issues regarding personal, cultural, ethnic, social, economic, sexual/biological, and gender identity. Investigates the expanding and changing function and form of the representation of "identity" tradition in contemporary art and, according to Foucault, how we "create ourselves as a work of art."

ART 360 Photo Process Imagery

Credits:  3
Semester: Sp
Prerequisites:  ART 210
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LAB

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Studies the physical medium as the chief vehicle for creative expression, including pinhole, manipulated negatives, and prints. Lab fee.

ART 361 Art and Research

Credits:  3
Semester: Sp
Prerequisites:  Accepted art major or permission of instructor
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LAB

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Students experiment with different research methods as a means to generate, inspire, and inform projects. This course is process-oriented, content-driven, and is designed for students who want to develop greater conceptual depth in their art practices. It is recommended to students who want to begin preparing themselves for Senior Thesis. Lab fee.

ART 362 Installation

Credits:  3
Semester: F
Prerequisites:  accepted art major or permission of instructor
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LAB

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Focuses on the practice and history of installation and site-specificity in art. Integrates studio assignments with theoretical research and analysis. Investigates the following topics: public/private space, urban/rural environment, physical/social spheres, negotiation, and documentation. Undertakes a range of material and technical explorations in relation to concept development. Seeks out installation sites, and negotiates and utilizes them in the realization of student projects. Lab fee.

ART 375 Science, Culture, and Emerging Media

Credits:  3
Semester: F
Prerequisites:  ART 150
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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Introduces critical issues in science, culture, and emerging media�especially as they pertain to contemporary artistic practice. Topics are addressed through artists� works; selected readings include historical trends, biotechnology, virtuality, net theory, and cultural resistance. Lab fee.

ART 380 Algorithmic Art

Credits:  3
Semester: Sp
Prerequisites:  ART 250, accepted art major
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LAB

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Explores, in a hands-on fashion, image creation through direct computer programming of graphic data. Reviews algorithmic art and artists. Students experience basic programming, computer graphic data structures and processing, and a variety of algorithmic image-creation approaches for the creation of static or moving art or design pieces. Lab fee.

ART 381 Computer Motion Imaging

Credits:  3
Semester: F
Prerequisites:  ART 250, accepted art major
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LAB

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Explores with computer graphics, the expressive and informative impact of real time and frame/cell animation: pixilation; metamorphosis; interaction of synthesized actors with backgrounds; the dynamics of sound/image synthesis; and time-space structures� application to computer animation. Lab fee.

ART 382 Computer Modeling and Simulation

Credits:  3
Semester: Sp
Prerequisites:  ART 250, accepted art major
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LAB

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Explores, in a hands-on fashion, computer processes that construct, model, transform, and render simulated 3-D objects in virtual space. These objects are utilized either as exploration and development tools for actual 3-D sculpture for packaging, product, interior, and exhibit design, or in the creation of virtual sculpture or virtual art installations. Lab fee.

ART 383 Interactive Computer Art 1

Credits:  3
Semester: F
Prerequisites:  ART 250, accepted art major
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LAB

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Students create experimental interactive computer productions to present knowledge and artistic expression, which participants observe, navigate in nonlinear multidirections, and reorganize for other users. Lab fee.

ART 384 Interactive Computer Art 2

Credits:  3
Semester: F Sp
Prerequisites:  ART 380 or ART 383 or permission of instructor
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LAB

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Students create experimental interactive computer productions to present knowledge and artistic expression, which participants observe, navigate in nonlinear multidirections, and reorganize for other users. Lab fee.

ART 385 Computer Image Synthesis

Credits:  3
Semester: Sp
Prerequisites:  ART 250, accepted art major
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LAB

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Looks at the use of images in the digital age. Students work from a number of image sources, including printed images, photographic images, video, and computer-generated images. Explores the new imaging technology and tries to find pathways toward the development of an aesthetic discourse for the medium. Lab fee.

ART 387 Telematic Art and Design

Credits:  3
Semester: F
Prerequisites:  ART 250, accepted art major
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LAB

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Involves hands-on exploration of the technical, aesthetic, cultural, economic, ethical, and political aspects of computerized communication networks for artistic creation and information design. Lab fee.

ART 401 Professional Practices in Photography

Credits:  3
Semester: F
Prerequisites:  ART 210
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LAB

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Introduces professional practices of the working photographer. Lab fee.

ART 402 Tactical Media

Credits:  3
Semester: Sp
Prerequisites:  junior standing
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LAB

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An advanced undergraduate course in tactical media designed to bring artists from various specializations together to discuss methods and possibilities for independent public art activities, and to experiment with soft interventions in locations not typically accessed by artists. Pays particular attention to process (as opposed to product); to what can be created, organized, and/or produced outside of the artist's studio; and to engaging the immediate and specific qualities of a given socio-phenomenological field. Lab fee.

ART 410 The Intersections of Design and Community

Credits:  3
Semester:
Prerequisites:  ART 309, ART 319, ART 320, or permission of instructor
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LAB

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The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.

Using a collaborative approach, students work for the semester on creative projects for local, not-for-profit organizations. Teams are responsible for concept development and design, schedules, budgets, production, printing, and client management. Entails information design, interactive media, print, product design, packaging design, exhibition design, and design for public space. Students will visit participating organizations, print houses, and project related lectures.

ART 411 Advanced Painting 1

Credits:  3
Semester: F Sp
Prerequisites:  ART 312
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LAB

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Continuation of ART 311-ART 312. Emphasizes students� individual ideas and sensibilities. Develops methods and media as they relate to the thrust and direction of students� painting experiences. Encourages experimentation, and expects creative resolution of students� investigation. Lab fee.

ART 412 Advanced Painting 2

Credits:  3
Semester: F Sp
Prerequisites:  ART 411
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LAB

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Continuation of ART 311-ART 312. Emphasizes students� individual ideas and sensibilities. Develops methods and media as they relate to the thrust and direction of students� painting experiences. Encourages experimentation, and expects creative resolution of students� investigation. Lab fee.

ART 419 Identity Design

Credits:  3
Semester: F
Prerequisites:  ART 221, accepted communication design major
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LAB

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Explores identity, image, and branding for non-profit and for-profit organizations, including product and service marks, stationery, packaging, 3D displays, exhibitions, and signage for identification and way-finding. Lab fee.

ART 422 Design Issues

Credits:  3
Semester: Sp
Prerequisites:  ART 221, accepted communication design major
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LAB

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Involves research, lectures, guest speakers, video interviews, readings, discussions, and presentations that investigate contemporary design issues and professional practices. Topics include design theory and criticism focusing on ethics and social responsibility, and design management within a wide range of professional practices. Lab fee.

ART 423 Figure Drawing 5

Credits:  3
Semester: F Sp
Prerequisites:  ART 324
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LAB

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Explores the ways that representation and absence, ersatz eros, and the prurient present underlie the origins and continued allure of the figurative tradition. The scene is paramount in setting off the seen. Emphasizes the psychological and physical aspects of figured relationships and spaces that we portray in ambitious and subtle works that entice, revolt, and reclaim the viewers. Independent research and considerable out-of-class commitment bring in-class efforts to fruition. Lab fee.

ART 424 Figure Drawing 6

Credits:  3
Semester: F Sp
Prerequisites:  ART 423
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LAB

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Explores the ways that representation and absence, ersatz eros and the prurient present underlie the origins and continued allure of the figurative tradition. The scene is paramount in setting off the seen. Emphasizes the psychological and physical aspects of figured relationships and spaces that we portray in ambitious and subtle works that entice, revolt, and reclaim the viewers. Independent research and considerable out-of-class commitment bring in-class efforts to fruition. Lab fee.

ART 429 Advanced Sculpture�Studio Practice 1

Credits:  3
Semester: F Sp
Prerequisites:  ART 330
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LAB

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Continuation of ART 329-ART 330. Develops an individual language and promotes extended exploration of media in sculpture. Lab fee.

ART 430 Advanced Sculpture�Studio Practice 2

Credits:  3
Semester: F Sp
Prerequisites:  ART 429
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LAB

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Continuation of ART 329-ART 330. Develops an individual language and focus in sculpture. Also encourages extended exploration of and experimentation with personally relevant materials, media, and techniques. Lab fee.

ART 433 Advanced Casting and Foundry Techniques 1

Credits:  3
Semester: F Sp
Prerequisites:  ART 334
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LAB

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Continuation of ART 333-ART 334, with more considered conceptual development. Lab fee.

ART 434 Advanced Casting and Foundry Techniques 2

Credits:  3
Semester: F Sp
Prerequisites:  ART 433
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LAB

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Continuation of ART 333-ART 334, with more considered conceptual development. Lab fee.

ART 437 Advanced Figurative Sculpture 1

Credits:  3
Semester:
Prerequisites:  ART 338
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LAB

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Continuation of ART 337 ART 338. Lab fee.

ART 438 Advanced Figurative Sculpture 2

Credits:  3
Semester:
Prerequisites:  ART 437
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LAB

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Continuation of ART 337 ART 338. Lab fee.

ART 447 Studio Seminar

Credits:  3
Semester: F Sp
Prerequisites:  junior/senior standing in the fine arts, art history, or literature
Corequisites:  None
Type:  SEM

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The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.

A combination of theory and practice involving a focused topic important to art. Assigned topics vary and are announced before preregistration. Requires the preparation of a visual or written work that addresses issues raised in the course. Lab fee if appropriate.

ART 448 Studio Seminar in Photography

Credits:  3
Semester: F
Prerequisites:  ART 210 or ART 213
Corequisites:  None
Type:  SEM

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The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.

Combines theory and practice (studio components) involving a particular topic. Assigned topics vary each semester and are announced before preregistration. Involves lectures, critiques, readings, writing, discussions, demonstrations, darkroom sessions, and slide presentations. Lab fee.

ART 449 Topics in Contemporary Photography

Credits:  3
Semester: Sp
Prerequisites:  ART 348
Corequisites:  None
Type:  SEM

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The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.

Combines lecture, readings, and class discussion in examining major issues in contemporary photography. Theoretical, critical, and historical topics vary each semester. Lab fee.

ART 473 Performative Action

Credits:  3
Semester: Sp
Prerequisites:  None
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LAB

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Graduate and advanced undergraduate course on the theories and practice of performance and performativity in relation to the body in art. Integral to the curriculum are two visiting artist lecture/workshops on related topics. Explores issues such as audience interaction, site-specificity, public/private space, cultural and gender identity, technology, ritual, and the sensorial. Lab fee.

ART 476 Topics in Printmaking

Credits:  3
Semester: F Sp
Prerequisites:  ART 205, ART 225, ART 259, or permission of instructor
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LAB

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The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.

Focuses on development and production of individually directed print projects, rather than technical instruction, therefore, studio work may be done in any printmaking medium that the student has demonstrated competence in previously. Topics, which change each semester, require research and presentation and focus on contemporary contexts of printmaking as well as broader cultural practices. Combines studio production (75%) and seminar (25%). Lab fee.

ART 479 The Revolutionary Sublime

Credits:  3
Semester: F
Prerequisites:  ART 150
Corequisites:  None
Type:  SEM

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An advanced undergraduate seminar. Investigates the visual art that arose from revolutionary tensions between theory and everyday life in key European and American political upheavals.

ART 480 Visual Culture Seminar: Discourse and Deconstruction

Credits:  3
Semester:
Prerequisites:  ART 150
Corequisites:  None
Type:  SEM

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Provides the student with a critical examination of how the medium of photography has been philosophically problematized by poststructuralist theory, focusing upon visual culture and visual art. Lectures and directed reading provide the basis for discussion.

ART 487 Visual Culture Seminar: Vision, Space, and Power

Credits:  3
Semester:
Prerequisites:  ART 150
Corequisites:  None
Type:  SEM

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Students consider the issues surrounding how we visually conceptualize both space and gender and how they are interrelated, focusing upon visual culture and visual art. Lectures and directed reading provide the basis for discussion.

ART 489 Real-Space Electronic Art

Credits:  3
Semester: Sp
Prerequisites:  ART 380 or ART 383 or permission of instructor
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LAB

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Enables students to create sophisticated, self-generated projects using interactive electronic technologies other than mouse, keyboard, and CRT monitor, such as micro-controllers. Involves hands-on explorations of applied electronic principles; selected readings and discussions; short exercises; and a final, self-directed project. Lab fee.

ART 494 Senior Thesis Project I

Credits:  3
Semester: F Sp
Prerequisites:  Senior standing in art
Corequisites:  None
Type:  SEM

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The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.

Involves preparation, research, proposal development, and initial studio exploration for a senior thesis projecto be completed in a two-semester sequence. The advanced work expected is demonstrated by technical expertise, independent motivation, maturing personal interpretation and expression, and understanding one's work in relation to current works by mature artists. Students can work in one or a combination of studio art media: computer, drawing, installation, film, paint, photography, print, sculpture, type, or video. Lab Fee.

ART 496 Internship

Credits:  1 - 4
Semester: F Sp
Prerequisites:  Permission of Instructor
Corequisites:  None
Type:  TUT

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The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.

Choose from the following: Arts Management Internship - Students are assigned to art galleries or other institutions within the university or the community to get hands-on experience as interns. May be repeated once in a different location. Communication Design Internship - An arranged experience within an agency and the printing industry familiarizes students with actual working conditions and considerations; students observe and participate in design for publication, mechanicals, and other facets of graphic arts production. May be repeated second semester. Photography Inernship - Internship at an art gallery or with a commercial, portrait, or architectural photographic firm; provides professional experience and familiarizes students with working conditions and expectations in their field.

ART 499 Independent Study Studio Art

Credits:  1
Semester: F Sp
Prerequisites:  accepted art major, permission of instructor
Corequisites:  None
Type:  TUT

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The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.

Open to studio majors only. Requires a written proposal of the project and its justification, and approval by a faculty member supervising the work.

 

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