Art : Courses

ART 105 Studio 1: Art & the Everyday

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall
Type: LAB
Grading: Graded (A-F)
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.

ART 110 Studio 2: Constructed Body

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall
Type: LAB
Grading: Graded (A-F)
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.

ART 111 Drawing Fundamentals

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall, Spring
Type: LAB
Grading: Graded (A-F)
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.

ART 120 Studio 3: Public Space

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Spring
Type: LAB
Grading: Graded (A-F)
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.

ART 135 Studio 4: Self and Ritual

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Spring
Type: LAB
Grading: Graded (A-F)
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.

ART 140 Studio 5: Time-Based Strategies

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Spring
Type: LAB
Grading: Graded (A-F)
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.

ART 202 Introduction to Print Media/ Relief and Letterpress

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LAB
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Studio course utilizes methods of woodcut, linocut, and letterpress to introduce students to the historical conventions and contemporary extensions of relief printing. Explores the aesthetic possibilities of inking and impression, and seeks the pleasures of material involvement while building conceptual and technical knowledge.

ART 205 Introduction to Print Media: Intaglio and Collagraph

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall, Spring
Type: LAB
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Teaches the basics of intaglio (etching) and collagraph print media. Instruction in non-toxic methods is included along with traditional methods on copper and zinc plates. Analyzes historical and contemporary constructions of narrative and sequence, culminating in a project that builds upon this theme.

ART 207 Drawing Concepts 1

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall
Type: LAB
Grading: Graded (A-F)
First semester of a two-semester sequence of drawing courses focusing on the language, materials and concepts of drawing as foundation for all the visual arts. Emphasizes the development of perceptual, analytical, and structural drawing skills while simultaneously working with idea development. Includes sketching as concept generation; material exploration; creating pictorial and illusionistic space; recording the external world; and working with the figure. Line, texture, tone, shape, composition, light and shadow are covered along with a variety of wet and dry drawing media

ART 208 Drawing Concepts 2

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Spring
Pre-requisite: ART 207
Type: LAB
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Second semester of a two-semester sequence of drawing courses focusing on the language, materials and concepts of drawing as foundation for all the visual arts. Emphasizes idea generation as a formal and conceptual process, from the thought in the mind to the gesture on the page to a fully articulated image. Students investigate the translation that occurs when representing ideas through a variety of drawing tools, materials and mark making. Topics covered include narrative sequencing, mapping, and scale. Projects are structured to make visible the internal world of emotions, imagination, memory and opinion.

ART 210 Introduction to Photography

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall, Spring, Summer
Type: LAB
Grading: Graded (A-F)
This studio course examines the historical, conceptual, and practical developments of the art of photography as embodied in the use of digital image-making technologies under natural and ambient lighting. Technically based course, students are initiated to digital technologies such as camera, printing and imaging software (Photoshop) for the photographer. This beginning course is required to access all advanced courses in photography. It includes demonstrations, studio/lab works oriented towards the acquisition of skills, critical vocabulary and initiation to conceptual approach to photography. Requirement: Students must have their own digital camera with a manual exposure or speed control, a minimum image size of 8.0 Megapixels, and a hard drive storage device of 100 GB or larger.

ART 211 Basic Painting

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall
Type: LAB
Grading: Graded (A-F)
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.

ART 212 Painting Processes

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Spring
Pre-requisite: ART 211
Type: LAB
Grading: Graded (A-F)
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.

ART 216 Pictorial Structure

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Pre-requisite: accepted Art major
Type: LAB
Grading: Graded (A-F)
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.

ART 221 Typography

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall, Spring
Type: LAB
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Introduces typographic history, type anatomy, type styles, application of legibility guidelines, and explorations with interpretive and experimental typography.

ART 223 Figure Drawing 1

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall, Spring
Type: LAB
Grading: Graded (A-F)
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.

ART 225 Introduction to Print Media: Lithography and Monotype

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall, Spring
Type: LAB
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Teaches the basics of lithography and monotype print media. Prized for its subtle effects and evocative surfaces, lithography is particularly well suited for artists who like to draw or use photographic/digital montage strategies to construct images. Often described as painterly printmaking, monotype may be combined with lithography and is adapted to print on a variety of surfaces with or without a press. Thematic focus is on cultivating visual memory and the imagination.

ART 229 Sculpture: Methods of Spatial Inquiry

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall, Spring
Type: LAB
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Paradigms of space, from map to model, shift radically from epoch to epoch. Reflecting these shifts, sculpture since Minimalism, has increasingly redefined its notion of 'form' and 'objectness' to include the surrounding perceptual space, temporal practices, and the socio-political constituents of space. Students are introduced to materials and methods of object/structure building, process and time based practices, and the relationship of sculpture to media and visual culture.

ART 231 Painting for Nonmajors 1

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall, Spring
Type: LAB
Grading: Graded (A-F)
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.

ART 232 Painting for Nonmajors 2

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall, Spring
Pre-requisite: ART 231
Type: LAB
Grading: Graded (A-F)
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.

ART 240 History of Graphic Design

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Spring
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Survey of the history of visual communication from prehistoric times to the present. Examines synchronic and diachronic relationships between art, media, critical theory, semiotics, literature and culture. Midterm and a final independent research paper or presentation of a scholarly nature required.

ART 243 Scuptural Concepts: Spatial Inquiry

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Pre-requisite: ART 229
Type: LAB
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Applies themes and methods developed in ART 229 toward the theoretical context which Roland Krauss has called "Sculpture in the Expanded Field." Introduces the conceptual underpinnings of the "expanded field" of sculptural practice as it pertains to environmental sculpture, land art, kinesthetic, time based, and performative sculpture. Develops understanding of theoretical concepts in conjunction with studio projects exploring these themes.

ART 250 Introduction to Digital Practices

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall, Spring
Type: LAB
Grading: Graded (A-F)
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.

ART 259 Introduction to Print Media/ Screen Print

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall, Spring
Type: LAB
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Screen print is a fast and non-toxic means for printing multiple-color images onto a wide range of surfaces. Instruction includes hand-drawn and photo-emulsion stencils using reductive methods, make-ready, and digital halftones.Culminates in an assignment that emphasizes the connections between the medium and the message, stressing innovative presentations and how they affect meaning.

ART 285 View Camera & Darkroom

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Pre-requisite: ART 210
Type: LAB
Grading: Graded (A-F)
This studio course explores creative and technical aspects of the view camera using B&W darkroom technology and some digital methods of transfer. More specifically, the students learn the importance of the workflow, camera movement, Zones system, exposure guideline and light metering. This course also covers chemical film development, B&W darkroom printing and digital transfer of negatives (film) to digital files as well as basic studio lighting. This course includes demonstrations, studio works oriented towards the acquisition of skills, critical language and the development of conceptual approaches in photography.

ART 304 Screen Print Extended

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Spring
Pre-requisite: ART 259 or permission of instructor
Type: LAB
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Students build upon individual interests and talents in order to formulate, research, contextualize, and execute a body of work. Thematic focus changes each semester and provides new linkages to historical/theoretical contexts and extends material options.

ART 306 Intaglio, Relief, and Digital Print Media Extended

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall, Spring
Pre-requisite: ART 205 or permission of instructor
Type: LAB
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Students build upon individual interests and talents in order to formulate, research, contextualize, and execute a body of work. Thematic focus changes each semester and provides new linkages to historical/theoretical contexts and extends material options.

ART 307 Thematic Drawing

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Spring
Pre-requisite: ART 207
Type: LAB
Grading: Graded (A-F)
A thematic approach to drawing; focuses on larger projects that combine a formal, material and conceptual approach to drawing. Students develop a personal language of drawing by researching, articulating and executing work though the interpretation of each theme. Themes vary from semester to semester. In addition to studio work, reading and lectures will correlate with each project contextualizing the theme within a historical and contemporary approach to art making. The class culminates with a self-determined, self-directed project.

ART 309 Digital Reproduction Processes

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall
Pre-requisite: ART 221
Type: LAB
Grading: Graded (A-F)
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.

ART 311 Alternate Painting Strategies

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall, Spring
Type: LAB
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Explores non-traditional materials, processes and pictorial articulation in addition to conventional variants. Stresses thematic content, theoretical form, color, and space based upon individual interpretation. Compositional approaches include the use of appropriated imagery, allegory, and conceptualizations.

ART 312 Individual Painting Explorations

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall, Spring
Type: LAB
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Encourages individual creative research through a consistent exploration of themes, concepts, processes and media towards a cohesive body of work. This course also investigates a variety of possible ways for installation and exhibition.

ART 313 Photography: Image, Text and Sound

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall, Spring
Type: LAB
Grading: Graded (A-F)
This course explores the intersection of the photographic image with the word and sound. Looking at the use of words as text and sound combined with images in the public space, advertising, magazine, literary works, media, the web, guerilla based photo practices, etc., the students will investigate the roles, affects and suggestive power of the interaction between image, text and sound. This is an intermediate, conceptually based course that focuses on art practice activities, which includes lectures, discussions, production and research.

ART 314 Photography in the Extended Field

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall, Spring
Type: LAB
Grading: Graded (A-F)
The course addresses the changing nature of photography. It explores photo¿s capacities beyond the border of the traditional photographic print to encompass inter-activity, time/movement, space/three-dimensionality and installation. Display, forms of presentation, intervention will be explored. This is an intermediate, conceptually based course that focuses on art practice activities, which includes lectures, discussions, production and research.

ART 315 Black and White Film Photography

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall
Pre-requisite: ART 210 or permission of instructor
Type: LAB
Grading: Graded (A-F)
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, students learn the use of this medium as a form of personal expression. Various technical areas -such as camera control, exposure, Zone System theory, developing, printing and specialized chemical processes are also explored. Course includes both shooting and writing components.

ART 316 Cross Cultural Painting/Bricolage

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Pre-requisite: ART 211 or ART 231 or ART 229
Type: LAB
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Investigates themes, imagery, and processes re-contextualized through painting and bricolage, a construction from materials at hand. Requires experimentation with ideas, materials and processes inspired by non-Western cultures in addition to familiar cultural experiences. Lectures, projects, group critiques and individual instructions assist students to achieve creative objectives.

ART 319 Visual Semiotics and Rhetoric

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall, Spring
Type: LAB
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Involves theoretical, analytical, and practical exposure to visual semiotics, 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.

ART 320 Design for New Media

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Spring
Pre-requisite: ART 221 and accepted as Communication Design major
Type: LAB
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Introduces time-based visual communication with sound and motion, exploring interactive and non-interactive structures for persuading and informing.

ART 322 Typography 2

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Spring
Pre-requisite: ART 221 and accepted Communication Design major
Type: LAB
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Hands-on exploration of the designer's role as author, visual editor, or 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.

ART 323 Drawing: Figure, Form and Expression

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall, Spring
Pre-requisite: ART 223
Type: LAB
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Building on the skills of figure drawing one; the focus is on the complex and compelling subject of drawing the human body. Students will work from the model, studying the figure as a means to expand visual perception and refine drawing skills. Explores the body as an object of beauty and a metaphor for documenting the passion and the pathos of human experience. Introduces the landmarks of anatomical bone and muscle structure. Incorporates field trips to sites such as the Gross Anatomy Lab. Outside class, assignments will focus on the body as a means for expression, be it personal, social, political, narrative or emotional.

ART 324 Figure Drawing 4

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall, Spring
Pre-requisite: ART 323
Type: LAB
Grading: Graded (A-F)
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.

ART 326 Lithography and/or Monotype Extended

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall, Spring
Pre-requisite: ART 225 or permission of instructor
Type: LAB
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Students build upon individual interests and talents in order to formulate, research, contextualize, and execute a body of work. Thematic focus changes each semester and provides new linkages to historical/theoretical contexts and extends material options.

ART 329 Intermediate Sculpture 1

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall, Spring
Pre-requisite: ART 229
Type: LAB
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Continuation of ART 229 directed primarily toward sculptural concepts.

ART 330 Intermediate Sculpture 2

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall, Spring
Pre-requisite: ART 329
Type: LAB
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Continuation of ART 229 directed primarily toward sculptural concepts.

ART 333 3d Precision Production Concepts

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall, Spring
Type: LAB
Grading: Graded (A-F)
An undergraduate technical elective focusing on methods of 3D precision production. Through a series of assignments and site visits to commercial production facilities students are familiarized with the language of industrial production. Students are exposed to 3D modeling and digital manufacturing techniques such as CNC, laser cutting and stereo-lithography printing. Assignments focus on technical problem solving and understanding material capabilities. Students learn technical drawing, scaled model building, semi-precise metal working, jig/fixture design and rubber molding. This course provides a conceptual basis for understanding 3d digital production methods.

ART 337 Figure, Foundry and Casting

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Spring
Type: LAB
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Methods of figurative sculpting will be Introduced in conjunction with traditional plaster and rubber mold making and lost wax bronze castingi

ART 340 Historic and Experimental Photo Techniques

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall
Pre-requisite: ART 210
Type: LAB
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Explores various historical and alternative photographic techniques, such as salted paper prints, cyanotype, gum, Van Dyke, and platinum/palladium printing. The course also studies the historic importance, and creative contemporary uses of these techniques. Course includes both shooting and writing components.

ART 341 Book Design

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Spring
Type: LAB
Grading: Graded (A-F)
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.

ART 353 View Camera

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall
Pre-requisite: ART 210
Type: LAB
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Explores the creative and technical aspects of large format view camera photography including, camera operation, exposure control, B&W photographic emulsions, darkroom and digital image processing techniques, exposure, and zone-system theory. Students are provided with a view camera kit for the semester. Course includes both shooting and writing components.

ART 354 Studio Photography

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Spring
Pre-requisite: ART 210
Type: LAB
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Examines photographic studio lighting and location shooting. Digital studio techniques and image processing, artificial lighting (tungsten and photo studio strobes), studio setups, portraiture, and large-scale printing are subjects covered in this class. Course includes both shooting and writing components.

ART 356 Image Identity

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Spring
Type: LAB
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Under the lens of different disciplines, the students will investigate the expanding and changing role, function and form of representation in issues regarding: Personal & Gender Identity: the body; Social & Cultural Identity: the objects; Social Anthropology & Communications & Geography Identity: the space/time. This is an intermediate/ advanced, conceptually based course that focuses on art practice activities, which includes lectures, production, discussions and research.

ART 360 Photo Process Imagery

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Spring
Pre-requisite: ART 210
Type: LAB
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Studies the physical manipulation of the photography medium as the chief vehicle for creative expression. Subjects covered including pinhole camera construction, Holga camera photography, manipulating images through chemical darkroom and digital process means, and post-photographic process manipulation. Course includes both shooting and writing components.

ART 361 Art and Research

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Spring
Pre-requisite: accepted Art major or permission of instructor
Type: LAB
Grading: Graded (A-F)
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.

ART 365 Experimental Photography

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Pre-requisite: ART 210
Type: LAB
Grading: Graded (A-F)
This course provides students with opportunities to explore different tools of capture and image process as an avenue for a creative production. These experimentation with non-conventional cameras, chemical formulas and the non-silver processes will develop a sense of the possibilities beyond a straight photograph and may provoke an investigation of layers of meaning within the simplest of images. The students are expected to experiment with toy cameras, pinhole, scanner, photogram, camera Lucida, photocopy, chemical solutions, non-silver, methods of transfer and printing. The students working in the media will discover the creative use and possibilities of these technologies to stimulate the imagination to produce, transform and challenge the content, process and form of image production.

ART 370 Topics - Photography Practices

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LAB
Grading: Graded (A-F)
The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.
This studio course examines the production of photographic images inspired by different fields of research: social, cultural and political environments, as well as issues related to contemporary art, to investigate their impact and their traces in photographic art practices. This course is a conceptually based intermediate/advanced course that focuses on art practice activities, which includes lectures, discussions and research. The content of this course is variable and therefore it can be repeated for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply. The topic will vary and will be announced before registration.

ART 380 Algorithmic Art

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Spring
Type: LAB
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Hands-on exploration of image creation through direct coding of computer graphic, text, and sound data. Review of algorithmic art and artists. Introduction to basic programming, computer graphic data structures and processing, and a variety of algorithmic approaches for the creation of interactive or non-interactive, static or moving, art and design pieces.

ART 381 Computer Motion Imaging

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall
Pre-requisite: ART 250 and accepted Art major
Type: LAB
Grading: Graded (A-F)
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.

ART 382 Computer Modeling and Simulation

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Spring
Pre-requisite: ART 250 and accepted Art major
Type: LAB
Grading: Graded (A-F)
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.

ART 383 Interaction Design

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall
Type: LAB
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Studio course for creating experimental interactive computer productions for artist expression, and the presentation of knowledge in which participants observe and navigate in nonlinear directions and reorganize media components for other users. Students are exposed to the work of theorists, artists, designers and technologists relevant to selected projects. The course explores new approaches that define an aesthetic within this emerging art form.

ART 385 Computer Image Synthesis

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Spring
Pre-requisite: ART 250 and accepted Art major
Type: LAB
Grading: Graded (A-F)
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.

ART 387 Telematic Art and Design

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall
Type: LAB
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Involves hands-on exploration of the technical, aesthetic, cultural, economic, ethical, and political aspects of computerized communication networks for artistic creation and information design.

ART 401 Professional Practices in Photography

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall
Pre-requisite: ART 210
Type: LAB
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Introduces professional practices of the working photographer.

ART 402 Tactical Media

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Spring
Type: LAB
Grading: Graded (A-F)
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.

ART 410 The Intersections of Design and Community

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Pre-requisite: ART 309, ART 319, ART 320 or permission of instructor
Type: LAB
Grading: Graded (A-F)
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 Professional Practices in Painting 1

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall, Spring
Pre-requisite: ART 312
Type: LAB
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Develops professional methods and strategies as they relate to theory, art history, practice and career development. Emphasizes students' individual painting ideas and sensibilities through self-initiation and creative resolution of visual investigation.

ART 412 Professional Practices in Painting 2

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall, Spring
Pre-requisite: ART 411
Type: LAB
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Emphasizes students' mature and self-directed painting articulation aimed at a coherent body of work. High expectation placed on students' investigation towards the utilization of private and public space for exhibition.

ART 419 Identity Design

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall
Pre-requisite: Accepted Communication Design Major Only
Type: LAB
Grading: Graded (A-F)
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.

ART 422 Contemporary Design Issues

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Spring
Pre-requisite: ART 221 and accepted Communication Design major
Type: LAB
Grading: Graded (A-F)
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.

ART 423 Figure Drawing 5

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall, Spring
Pre-requisite: ART 324
Type: LAB
Grading: Graded (A-F)
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.

ART 424 Figure Drawing 6

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall, Spring
Pre-requisite: ART 423
Type: LAB
Grading: Graded (A-F)
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.

ART 426 Interactive Computer Art 2

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Pre-requisite: ART 380 or ART 383 or permission of instructor
Type: LAB
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Students create experimental interactive computer production to present knowledge and artistic expression, which participants observe, navigate in nonlinear directions, and reorganize for other users.

ART 429 Advanced Sculpture - Studio Practice 1

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall, Spring
Pre-requisite: ART 330
Type: LAB
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Continuation of ART 329-ART 330. Develops an individual language and promotes extended exploration of media in sculpture.

ART 430 Advanced Sculpture - Studio Practice 2

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall, Spring
Pre-requisite: ART 429
Type: LAB
Grading: Graded (A-F)
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.

ART 447 Studio Seminar

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall, Spring
Pre-requisite: Junior / Senior standing in the Fine Arts, Art History or Literature
Type: SEM
Grading: Graded (A-F)
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.

ART 448 Studio Seminar in Photography

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall
Pre-requisite: ART 210 or ART 213
Type: SEM
Grading: Graded (A-F)
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.

ART 462 Installation: Urban Art

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LAB
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Integrates studio practice with theory, allowing students of Visual Studies, Architecture, and Media Study as well as other departments to benefit from a circle of discussion, interchange of ideas, and the realization of interdisciplinary collaborative projects. Structured sequence of conceptual foci include material, sensorial, psychological, cultural, political and economic considerations of body and social space in urban contexts. The course moves spatial practice and material form out of the sheltered space of interiors and private environments into the complex socio-cultural space of urban environments.

ART 464 Biological Art

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LAB
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Comprehensive introduction to biological art. Focuses on recent advances in the life sciences, both theory and practice. Emphasizes the development of critical and creative thought, discussions of ethical and cultural issues, and cross-disciplinary experimentation in art and science. Course activities include lecture and group discussion; laboratory demonstrations, exercises and projects; and group critique.

ART 470 Photography - an Art Practice

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Pre-requisite: ART 210
Type: LAB
Grading: Graded (A-F)
This course offers intensive work in critical analysis and research methods in art practice. Art methodologies will be articulated as the processes of practice. The course addresses the processes of creativity (preparation, incubation, verification etc.), critical analysis and interpretations in the context of contemporary art issues and visual, social and cultural theories.

ART 473 Performative Action

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LAB
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Graduate and advanced undergraduate course on the theories and practice of performance and performativity in contemporary art. Integrates installation, public art, theatre, dance, music, writing, and the body in art. Explores the history and social contexts of embodiment, audience interactions, situated interventions and art/life encounters. Integral to curriculum are visiting artist lecture/workshops(s) and class trip to attend a related event.

ART 476 Topics in Print Media

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall, Spring
Type: LAB
Grading: Graded (A-F)
The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.
Involves the research and production of a significant semester-long print-based project. A thematic topic (which changes each semester) serves as a springboard for focused readings and discussion. Includes professional preparation, guest artists, visits to collections, and demonstrations. Students may utilize any print media alone or in combination with other 2-D/3-D media.

ART 489 Real-Space Electronic Art

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Spring
Type: LAB
Grading: Graded (A-F)
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.

ART 494 F/S Senior Thesis Project I & II

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall, Spring
Type: LAB
Grading: Graded (A-F)
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 project that is 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.

ART 496 Internship

Credits: 1 - 5
Semester(s): Fall, Spring
Type: LAB
Grading: Graded (A-F)
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 Internship- 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. Print Media Internship- Provides professional experience and familiarizes students with practices and expectations in the field. An internship may be arranged with a commercial or not-for-profit print studio or gallery.

ART 499 Independent Study Studio Art

Credits: 1 - 5
Semester(s): Fall, Spring
Type: TUT
Grading: Graded (A-F)
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.

Updated: 13 Nov 2012 06:00:20 EST