Please note: The course descriptions displayed here are current as of Friday, November 17, 2017, but the official Course Catalog should be used for all official planning.

ART 100: Introduction to Studio Art

An introduction to studio art and the fundamental principles of design. Projects, lectures, readings, class discussions, and critiques examine elements of two-dimensional, three-dimensional and time-based design. Historic and contemporary approaches are considered as well as the evolution of technology and the continuum of visual expression. Emphasis is placed on developing the practical and critical thinking skills required in art-making. When scheduled on Tuesday-Thursday, class will dismiss early for University Convocations.
Units: 6.

ART 110: Introduction to Drawing

An introduction to drawing, emphasizing the development of the observational and critical thinking skills important to art-making. Class work is based on exercises that strengthen visual research capabilities, drawing abilities, and mark-making techniques with a variety of tools. Assigned projects address fundamental technical and conceptual problems suggested by historical and contemporary artistic practice. Lectures, readings, discussions, and critiques explore elements of concept and design pertinent to drawing as a medium. When scheduled on Tuesday-Thursday, class will dismiss early for University Convocations.
Units: 6.

ART 120: Image and Sound I

A basic introduction to the fundamental forms, concepts, terminology, and techniques of filmmaking, contextualized within a critical/historical framework. Students explore multiple approaches to creating meaning through readings, screenings, lectures, discussions, and critiques, paired with video exercises and hands-on instruction.
Units: 6.
Also listed as Film Studies 120

ART 125: Topics in Interdisciplinary Art

A course designed to provide students an opportunity to study interdisciplinary approaches to art making and knowledge seeking. Topics will vary based on instructors' areas of expertise and interests. May be repeated for credit when topic is different.

Topic for Spring 2018: Song Making--Exploring Songwriting and Artistic Experimentation
A class for anyone with strong interests in creating songs. We'll explore songwriting from an insider/outsider perspective in the context of pop/alternative/experimental, with an emphasis on traditional songwriting forms and contemporary presentation options. The propagation of songs via digital media, with visual components, will be a central topic. Students will engage in workshops, discussions of readings, interactions with distinguished guest speakers, and generous playing of our songs to each other. Final exam concert.
Units: 6.
Also listed as Music Repertoire-Perf Study 110

ART 191: Directed Study in Studio Art

Directed study follows a syllabus set primarily by the instructor to meet the needs or interests of an individual student or small group of students. The main goal of directed study is knowledge or skill acquisition, not research or creative work.
Units: 1 TO 98.
Prerequisite: Counter Registration Required.

ART 195: Internship in Studio Art

The internship will provide an experience-based learning opportunity to enrich the student's artistic process and growth. It will encourage innovation and resourcefulness while facilitating an entrepreneurial and informed approach to future creative pursuits. Students should expect to gain "real world" experience and professional connections as well as skills and insights they can apply directly to their creative projects in the classroom and beyond. Students will work on an individual basis with a faculty supervisor, internship site supervisor, and the Career Center to design, implement and evaluate their academic experience. The academic component of the internship includes readings related to the substance of the internship, discussions with the faculty supervisor, and a written report appropriate to the discipline. Course grades are based on this academic work.
Units: 1 TO 98.
Prerequisite: Counter Registration Required.

ART 200: Painting

An introduction to painting as a means of visual expression. Topics include technical and formal principles of painting with an emphasis on individual conceptual development. Water-based mediums are used to explore color theory, color mixing, brushwork and styling, image surface, composition, and visual communication. Mixed media and experimentation of materials is encouraged to expand beyond traditional painting practices. When scheduled on Tuesday-Thursday, class will dismiss early for University Convocations.
Units: 6.
Prerequisite: ART 100 or 110

ART 212: Drawing

An exploration of drawing as a contemporary art medium with an emphasis on observational self-expression. Students will examine various modes of representation centered on the technical and creative aspects of mark-making. Mixed media and experimental elements are encouraged for those students wishing to expand the boundaries of traditional drawing media. When scheduled on Tuesday-Thursday, class will dismiss early for University Convocations.
Units: 6.
Prerequisite: ART 100 or ART 110

ART 220: Printmaking

An introduction to printmaking including three or more of the following processes: monoprint, pressure print, stencil, linocut, woodcut, silk screen, and digital printmaking. There is a strong emphasis on conceptual development with practical application of both traditional and contemporary practices in printmaking. Single and multiple color printing techniques, formal issues, as well as printmaking as a form of visual expression are explored in detail. When scheduled on Tuesday-Thursday, class will dismiss early for University Convocations.
Units: 6.
Prerequisite: ART 100 or ART 110

ART 222: Artist Books

Artist books are explored in a variety of forms including accordions, exposed and non-adhesive bindings, pop-ups, box making and alternative structures. Letterpress along with other forms of printmaking and surface treatments will be used for each structure. Techniques of cutting, folding, sewing, gluing, printing and working in dimension are examined in detail. Unique content is expected for each project.
Units: 6.
Prerequisite: ART 100 or ART 110

ART 223: Image and Sound II

A continuation of FIST 120 with expanded instruction in image design, sound design, sequencing, and concept development. Historical development of the medium and contemporary approaches to creative expression, representational ethics, and audience are emphasized through exercises, readings, lectures, demonstrations, discussions, and critiques, culminating in a final video project.
Units: 6.
Also listed as Film Studies 220
Prerequisite: FIST 120 or consent of instructor

ART 224: Sound Design

An introduction to film sound studies paired with hands-on exploration of cinematic audio recording and editing techniques, with emphasis on sound/image relationships and the use of sound to create meaning. Students will engage in close readings of critical and theoretical texts, view and discuss film screenings, and produce a series of short audio and video exercises, culminating in a final video project showcasing the creative use of film sound.
Units: 6.
Also listed as Film Studies 222
Prerequisite: FIST 120 or consent of instructor

ART 225: Special Topics in Printmaking

This course provides an introduction to specific peripheral processes of printmaking like papermaking, book arts, letterpress printing, and digital printmaking processes and applications. The focus is on research and studio practice in regards to printmaking as an art form with special emphasis on craft and conceptual development. Traditional and contemporary practices in each medium are explored in detail. When scheduled on Tuesday-Thursday, class will dismiss early for University Convocations.


Units: 6.
Prerequisite: ART 100 or ART 110

ART 230: Photography

An introduction to traditional black-and-white darkroom photography within a fine art context. Medium-format and 35mm SLR camera operations are covered along with darkroom instruction on processing film and making gelatin silver prints. Historic and contemporary ideas about photography as a medium are examined through projects, readings, lectures, demonstrations, discussions, critiques, and visiting artist presentations. When scheduled on Tuesday-Thursday, class will dismiss early for University Convocations.
Units: 6.
Prerequisite: ART 100 or 110

ART 240: New Media in Art

An introduction to new media within a fine art context. Digital photography, experimental video, sound, photo book design, and blogging are covered as students use the Internet as a venue for presenting projects. The evolution of technology, new media theory, contemporary art discourse, and visual culture are examined through projects, readings, lectures, demonstrations, discussions, critiques, and visiting artist presentations. Mac-based. When scheduled on Tuesday-Thursday, class will dismiss early for University Convocations.
Units: 6.
Also listed as Film Studies 240
Prerequisite: ART 100 or ART 110

ART 245: InterArts: New Media Projects

A class where students make projects that engage the outside world via digital media. Lectures, discussions, readings, and critiques will investigate contemporary interdisciplinary practices and the nature of creativity. Students will be taught the basics of design thinking, leading to conceptual-development, planning, and production. Students work individually or collaboratively on documentary, video, performance, installation, graphic novels, podcasts and web projects. Mac-based.
Units: 6.
Also listed as Film Studies 245
Prerequisite: ART 100 or ART 110, or consent of instructor

ART 250: Ceramics

An introduction to the basic working methods of ceramics through hand-building techniques. Emphasis will be placed on conceptual development, sensitivity to three-dimensional form, and technical skills of surface and glazing. Lectures, readings, and individual research treat historical and contemporary approaches to expressive work in the ceramic medium. When scheduled on Tuesday-Thursday, class will dismiss early for University Convocations.
Units: 6.
Prerequisite: ART 100 or 110

ART 256: Special Topics in Ceramics

This course is a combination of research and studio practice. Through lectures, readings and discussions the class will survey the history of ceramics with the goal of informing the studio work for the course. Students will engage in independent research to develop ideas and critical thinking as well as building on a variety of ceramic skills to create a personal body of work. When scheduled on Tuesday-Thursday, class will dismiss early for University Convocations.

Topic for Spring 2018: Sculpting the Human Form
The purpose of this course is to explore sculpting the human form in clay using hand building techniques. Topics will include the narrative potential of the figure, the implications of part vs. whole in figurative sculpture, the study of self and identity through portraiture, and use of live models. A variety of surface techniques will be covered including fired and room temperature glazing.
Units: 6.
Prerequisite: ART 100 or ART 110, or consent of instructor

ART 270: Sculpture

An introduction to the concepts and processes of sculpture, including work in casting, carving, woodworking, assemblage, and mold-making. Discussions will focus on contemporary sculpture and technical/conceptual development. When scheduled on Tuesday-Thursday, class will dismiss early for University Convocations.
Units: 6.
Prerequisite: ART 100 or 110

ART 300: Intermediate Painting

A continuation of ART 200, exploring more complex principles of visual expression. Emphasis on oil-based painting techniques, historic and contemporary practices, pictorial structure, formal and theoretical interactions with a strong focus on conceptual development. When scheduled on Tuesday-Thursday, class will dismiss early for University Convocations.
Units: 6.
Prerequisite: ART 200

ART 312: Intermediate Drawing

An emphasis on a more refined exploration of various models of the formal, conceptual, and personal modes of expression including issues of stylization, abstraction, and mixed media. Students will develop a cohesive body of work informed by an awareness of historical art movements and contemporary uses of the medium. When scheduled on Tuesday-Thursday, class will dismiss early for University Convocations.
Units: 6.
Prerequisite: ART 210 or ART 212

ART 320: Intermediate Printmaking

A continuation of ART 220, exploring traditional and contemporary techniques in printmaking, with an emphasis on color and combination printing specific to the aesthetic characteristics of each process. Three or more of the following processes are used to enhance the conceptual and visual narrative inherent to this graphic medium, including intaglio, lithography, and letterpress. When scheduled on Tuesday-Thursday, class will dismiss early for University Convocations.
Units: 6.
Prerequisite: ART 220 or ART 225

ART 322: Intermediate Artist Books

A continuation of ART 222, exploring additional historical and contemporary bindings, and paper making with an emphasis on multiple related processes. Color and combination printing specific to the aesthetic characteristics of each processs. Installation, altered books, wearable books and performance are explored in detail in conjunction with alternative processes to enhance the conceptual and visual narrative inherent to this sequential medium.
Units: 6.
Prerequisite: ART 222

ART 330: Intermediate Photography

A continuation of ART 230 with an introduction to pinhole and 4x5 view cameras along with expanded darkroom instruction on sheet film processing and the cyanotype print. The history of photography and contemporary art issues related to the medium are examined through projects, readings, lectures, demonstrations, discussions, critiques, and visiting artist presentations. When scheduled on Tuesday-Thursday, class will dismiss early for University Convocations.
Units: 6.
Prerequisite: ART 230

ART 340: Intermediate New Media in Art

A continuation of Art 240 or 245 using new media within a contemporary art context. Digital photography, experimental video, social media, performance, and installation are covered while using the Internet and campus spaces as venues for projects. Contemporary art discourse is examined through projects, readings, lectures, demonstrations, discussions, critiques, and visiting artist presentations. Mac-based. When scheduled on Tuesday-Thursday, class will dismiss early for University Convocations.
Units: 6.
Also listed as Film Studies 340
Prerequisite: ART 240 or ART 245

ART 350: Intermediate Ceramics

A continuation of hand-building techniques, wheel-throwing, and mold-making with additional research into clay and glaze formulation firing methods. Emphasis will be placed on development of content and a personal vocabulary. An expanded survey, artist research, and critical readings will examine ceramics as a form of contemporary visual expression. When scheduled on Tuesday-Thursday, class will dismiss early for University Convocations.
Units: 6.
Prerequisite: ART 250 or ART 255

ART 365: Intermediate Topics in Studio Art

A course designed to provide students an opportunity to study important issues in contemporary art not covered in other regularly offered classes. Topics will vary bsed on the faculty member's areas of expertise and interests. May be repeated for credit when topic is different. When scheduled on Tuesday-Thursday, class will dismiss early for University Convocations.

Topic for Fall 2017: Art in the Public Realm
This course will explore a variety of approaches to creating public art including murals, monuments, sculpture, performance, guerilla art, public intervention and more. We will examine the processes, history, and role of contemporary public art through the creation of works engaging the larger community beyond the gallery setting.
Units: 6.
Prerequisite: Any 200-level studio art course

ART 370: Intermediate Sculpture

A continuation of the concepts and techniques introduced in ART 270, with emphasis on students' development of a personal visual language. Materials and processes covered include: mold-making, casting, metal fabrication, plastics, woodworking, and mixed media. Areas of examination include site-specific art, public sculpture, multiples and installation. When scheduled on Tuesday-Thursday, class will dismiss early for University Convocations.
Units: 6.
Prerequisite: ART 270

ART 390: Tutorial in Studio Art

Offered for intermediate and advanced study in studio art. Apply to the instructor at least one term in advance with written proposal and a preliminary bibliography.
Units: 1 TO 98.
Prerequisite: Counter Registration Required.

ART 391: Directed Study in Studio Art

Directed study follows a syllabus set primarily by the instructor to meet the needs or interests of an individual student or small group of students. The main goal of directed study is knowledge or skill acquisition, not research or creative work.
Units: 1 TO 98.
Prerequisite: Counter Registration Required.

ART 395: Internship in Studio Art

The internship will provide an experience-based learning opportunity to enrich the student's artistic process and growth. It will encourage innovation and resourcefulness while facilitating an entrepreneurial and informed approach to future creative pursuits. Students should expect to gain "real world" experience and professional connections as well as skills and insights they can apply directly to their creative projects in the classroom and beyond. Students will work on an individual basis with a faculty supervisor, internship site supervisor, and the Career Center to design, implement and evaluate their academic experience. The academic component of the internship includes readings related to the substance of the internship, discussions with the faculty supervisor, and a written report appropriate to the discipline. Course grades are based on this academic work.
Units: 1 TO 98.
Prerequisite: Counter Registration Required.

ART 399: Independent Study in Studio Art

Advanced creative research for students preparing for the senior exhibition or doing honors projects.
Units: 1 TO 98.
Prerequisite: Counter Registration Required.

ART 500: Advanced Painting

A continuation of ART 300. Advanced research into the technical, formal, conceptual, and theoretical approach to painting as an expressive art form. The emphasis is for each student to produce a self-designed project that focuses on creating a cohesive body of work. When scheduled on Tuesday-Thursday, class will dismiss early for University Convocations.
Units: 6.
Prerequisite: ART 300 and consent of instructor

ART 501: Junior Studio Art Practicum

The primary purpose of this course is to assist in the research, planning, design, and preparatory development of junior level studio art majors as they begin the process of conceptualizing and creating a mature body of work for the senior exhibition and/or honors projects. This course will be taught as a seminar with a studio component. When scheduled on Tuesday-Thursday, class will dismiss early for University Convocations.
Units: 6.
Prerequisite: Any 500-level studio art course or consent of instructor

ART 512: Advanced Drawing

An advanced exploration of drawing as a contemporary art medium with an emphasis on more complex self-expression and conceptual development. Current themes in contemporary visual culture will be examined as a place for students to contemplate his or her own voice in the continuum of the drawing discipline. When scheduled on Tuesday-Thursday, class will dismiss early for University Convocations.
Units: 6.
Prerequisite: ART 312 or consent of instructor

ART 520: Advanced Printmaking

A continuation of ART 320, exploring advanced research into combination printmaking techniques, with exploration of formal, theoretical, and technical issues related to printmaking as an expressive art form. Alternative and experimental processes are used to further develop the conceptual and visual narrative. The emphasis is for each student to produce a self-designed project that focuses on creating a cohesive body of work. When scheduled on Tuesday-Thursday, class will dismiss early for University Convocations.
Units: 6.
Prerequisite: ART 320 and consent of instructor

ART 522: Advanced Artist Books

A continuation of ART 322, exploring advanced research into combining book making techniques, with exploration of formal, theoretcial and technical issues related to artist books as an expressive art form. Alternative and experimental processes are used to further develop the conceptual and visual narrative. The emphasis is for each student to produce a self-designed project that focuses on creating a cohesive body of work.
Units: 6.
Prerequisite: ART 322

ART 530: Advanced Photography

A continuation of Art 330 with instruction in advanced analog photography practice within a contemporary art context. Project planning and implementation are emphasized as students work toward producing a self-designed project with a developed artist statement. The history of photography and contemporary art issues related to the medium are examined through readings, lectures, demonstrations, discussions, critiques, and visiting artist presentations. When scheduled on Tuesday-Thursday, class will dismiss early for University Convocations.
Units: 6.
Prerequisite: ART 330 and consent of instructor

ART 540: Advanced New Media in Art

A continuation of Art 340 using new media at an advanced level. Digital photography, experimental video, social media, performance, and installation are covered while using the Internet and campus spaces as venues for projects. Contemporary art discourse is examined through projects, readings, lectures, demonstrations, discussions, critiques, and visiting artist presentations. Mac-based. When scheduled on Tuesday-Thursday, class will dismiss early for University Convocations.
Units: 6.
Also listed as Film Studies 540
Prerequisite: ART 340 and consent of instructor

ART 550: Advanced Ceramics

A continuation of Art 350. Students conduct individual work on a topic related to contemporary ceramic practice, while expanding technical skills and addressing issues in current ceramic criticism. Project planning and implementation are emphasized to develop a cohesive body of work. When scheduled on Tuesday-Thursday, class will dismiss early for University Convocations.
Units: 6.
Prerequisite: ART 350 and consent of instructor

ART 565: Advanced Topics in Studio Art

A more advanced and in-depth opportunity to study important issues in contemporary art not covered in other regularly offered classes. Current themes in contemporary visual culture will be examined as a place for students to contemplate the role and purpose of art in its larger societal context. May be repeated for credit when the topic is different. When scheduled on Tuesday-Thursday, class will dismiss early for University Convocations.
Units: 6.
Prerequisite: Any 300-level studio art course

ART 570: Advanced Sculpture

A more refined continuation of the ideas, issues and skills addressed in ART 370. Individualized project planning and implementation are emphasized as students develop a unique and consistent body of work. When scheduled on Tuesday-Thursday, class will dismiss early for University Convocations.
Units: 6.
Prerequisite: ART 370 and consent of instructor

ART 585: Art in the Elementary and Secondary Schools

Art class observations, studio practice in both two- and three-dimensional disciplines, studio demonstrations/lectures, and selected readings and discussions relative to the visual expression of the elementary, junior, and senior high school student.
Units: 6.
Also listed as Education 585
Prerequisite: Four studio art courses, EDUC 180 and 340, and two art history courses

ART 590: Tutorial in Studio Art

Offered for intermediate and advanced study in studio art. Apply to the instructor at least one term in advance with written proposal and a preliminary bibliography.
Units: 1 TO 98.
Prerequisite: Counter Registration Required.

ART 591: Directed Study in Studio Art

Directed study follows a syllabus set primarily by the instructor to meet the needs or interests of an individual student or small group of students. The main goal of directed study is knowledge or skill acquisition, not research or creative work.
Units: 1 TO 98.
Prerequisite: Counter Registration Required.

ART 595: Internship in Studio Art

The internship will provide an experience-based learning opportunity to enrich the student's artistic process and growth. It will encourage innovation and resourcefulness while facilitating an entrepreneurial and informed approach to future creative pursuits. Students should expect to gain "real world" experience and professional connections as well as skills and insights they can apply directly to their creative projects in the classroom and beyond. Students will work on an individual basis with a faculty supervisor, internship site supervisor, and the Career Center to design, implement and evaluate their academic experience. The academic component of the internship includes readings related to the substance of the internship, discussions with the faculty supervisor, and a written report appropriate to the discipline. Course grades are based on this academic work.
Units: 1 TO 98.
Prerequisite: Counter Registration Required.

ART 599: Independent Study in Studio Art

Advanced creative research for students preparing for the senior exhibition or doing honors projects.
Units: 1 TO 98.
Prerequisite: Counter Registration Required.

ART 600: Studio Art Senior Seminar

Intended to serve as a capstone experience for students in studio art, this course is designed to complement and work in conjunction with the student’s preparations for the Senior Exhibition. It will cover the practical concerns relevant to working as a professional artist along with current issues pertinent to the contemporary art world. When scheduled on Tuesday-Thursday, class will dismiss early for University Convocations.
Units: 6.
Prerequisite: Senior standing and declared major in Studio Art or consent of the instructor

ART 601: Senior Studio Art Practicum

The primary purpose of this course is to galvanize and standardize the studio art majors' preparations for the senior exhibition departmental requirement. By immersing the student in creating and exhibiting an advanced body of work with greater faculty oversight coupled with more formalized peer input, we expect to strengthen students' synthesizing of information, ideas, and conceptual concerns accumulated over the course of their studio art education. Secondary concerns are reflection, assessment and documentation of work produced. This course will be taught as a seminar with a studio component. When scheduled on Tuesday-Thursday, class will dismiss early for University Convocations.
Units: 6.
Prerequisite: ART 600

ART 690: Tutorial in Studio Art

Offered for intermediate and advanced study in studio art. Apply to the instructor at least one term in advance with written proposal and a preliminary bibliography.
Units: 1 TO 98.
Prerequisite: Counter Registration Required.

ART 691: Directed Study in Studio Art

Directed study follows a syllabus set primarily by the instructor to meet the needs or interests of an individual student or small group of students. The main goal of directed study is knowledge or skill acquisition, not research or creative work.
Units: 1 TO 98.
Prerequisite: Counter Registration Required.

ART 695: Internship in Studio Art

The internship will provide an experience-based learning opportunity to enrich the student's artistic process and growth. It will encourage innovation and resourcefulness while facilitating an entrepreneurial and informed approach to future creative pursuits. Students should expect to gain "real world" experience and professional connections as well as skills and insights they can apply directly to their creative projects in the classroom and beyond. Students will work on an individual basis with a faculty supervisor, internship site supervisor, and the Career Center to design, implement and evaluate their academic experience. The academic component of the internship includes readings related to the substance of the internship, discussions with the faculty supervisor, and a written report appropriate to the discipline. Course grades are based on this academic work.
Units: 1 TO 98.
Prerequisite: Counter Registration Required.

ART 699: Independent Study in Studio Art

Advanced creative research for students preparing for the senior exhibition or doing honors projects.
Units: 1 TO 98.
Prerequisite: Counter Registration Required.

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