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ART 101 Visual Art and Creative Thinking (5) VLPA
Explores how we observe/interpret our visual world. Introduces art and design terminology, techniques and analysis. Class sessions include short drawing, writing, critical thinking exercises, as well as lectures by visiting arts professionals and group activities. Ideal class for students exploring majors in Art, Art history or Design.
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ART 131 Alternative Approaches to Art and Design (5, max. 20) VLPA
Presentation of process through which artists discover and translate ideas, feelings, and concerns into images or objects. Use of a wide variety of methods and approaches, from traditional to technological, to promote visual expression. Discussion and critiques leading toward better understanding the creative process.
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ART 140 Basic Photography (5) VLPA
Introduces theory, techniques, and processes of still photography in an artistic context. Emphasizes photography's creative potential.
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ART 190 Introduction to Drawing (5) VLPA
Builds basic drawing skills, develops understanding of primary concepts which relate to drawing and develops an understanding of the grammar or syntax of two-dimensional language. Students move beyond their current knowledge and abilities and link new skills, concepts, and understandings to creative expressing.
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ART 191 Color Studies Studio (5) VLPA Lin
Examination of color as a distinct visual phenomenon with investigations of its practical, theoretical, and illusionary aspects. Employs various media and materials in exercises and compositions that demonstrate properties of color structure, symbolism, and perception and the potential application to art and design.
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ART 233 Introduction to 3D4M: Glass (5, max. 10) VLPA
This introductory studio course investigates the material glass and its applications in the fine arts. Examines historical, technical, and contemporary practices. Prepares students for further exploration with the material at the intermediate and advanced levels.
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ART 240 Intermediate Photomedia I (5) VLPA
Includes studio projects examining the expressive and conceptual uses of alternative photographic materials and techniques. May include and introduction to photography, large format, and studio lighting. Prerequisite: ART 140.
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ART 241 Intermediate Photomedia II (5) VLPA
Introduces the creative use of photographic digital workflow in the processing, cataloging, and printing of camera generated digital imaging. Examines a variety of manipulations and transformation of both photographic and non-photographic imagery, involving multiple programs, procedures, and hardware (Macintosh platform). Prerequisite: ART 240.
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ART 242 Intermediate Photomedia III (5) VLPA
Covers topics in digital imaging, including specialized output, interactive presentations, the moving image, and web-based works. Emphasizes creative exploration of both software and hardware tools and the possibilities of integration with other art media. Prerequisite: ART 241.
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ART 245 Concepts in Printmaking (5) VLPA
Introduction to contemporary printing methods such as monotype, monoprint, stencil, and photocopy. Survey of historical and current approaches to the art of printmaking.
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ART 246 Works on Paper/Monotype (5) VLPA
Introduces contemporary imaging methods, expands traditional drawing methods, and encourages relationship of content to structure. Introduces relationship of printmaking and painting to drawing through monotype methods.
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ART 253 Introduction to 3D4M: Ceramics (5, max. 10) VLPA
Introduces ceramic hand-building and wheel throwing techniques. Explores functional and conceptual considerations with clay in a contemporary context and art practice. Offered: AWSp.
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ART 260 Introduction to Contemporary Art for Inderdisciplinary Practice (5) VLPA
Introduction to recurring themes and practices in the visual arts. Moves beyond medium-based categories, surveying a diverse range of issues that motivate artists and create content in contemporary art. Examines the importance and influence of the visual arts in the larger context of contemporary culture and society.
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ART 272 Introduction to 3D4M: Sculpture (5) VLPA
Introduces three dimensional concepts in the production of art and a critical, formal vocabulary in the pursuit of individual expression. Offers an overview of materials and technical processes.
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ART 280 Media, Time, and Technology Arts (5) VLPA
Develops a "new genre" attitude toward exploration and research in contemporary visual arts, based on computer/ human interface and electronic technology. Includes performance art, environmental art, sound art, light art, video art, interactive installation, kinetic art, conceptual art.
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ART 290 Beginning Drawing: The Figure (5) VLPA
Introduction to the human figure as historically traditional subject matter as well as an important component in self expression. Covers proportion, foreshortening, and composition. Prerequisite: ART 190.
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ART 292 Beginning Painting (5, max. 10) VLPA
Beginning oil painting. Prerequisite: ART 190.
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ART 333 New Materials and Processes in Glass (5, max. 15) VLPA
Explores the process through which artists discover and translate ideas, feelings, and concerns into images or objects. Investigations include various glass forming methodologies and material properties. Topics rotate and may include mold-making, kiln casting, photo processes, mixed medial, cold fabrication, enamels, cold-working, hot glass practices, and sculptural applications. Prerequisite: ART 233.
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ART 339 Photography (5, max. 15) VLPA
Introduces a range of theories, ideas, techniques, and processes of still photography in a fine art context. Emphasizes photography's creative potential.
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ART 340 Advanced Photomedia (5, max. 15) VLPA
Explores the concepts and techniques of contemporary photographic practice, including non-traditional approaches to photography and related media. Explores 3-dimensional installation practices, collaborative projects, and the moving image. Examines the use and role of photography and related media in contemporary culture. Introduces how an artist's work responds to these contemporary issues. Prerequisite: ART 242. Offered: AWSp.
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ART 345 Intermediate Printmaking (5, max. 25) VLPA
Development of mature and personal statement within context of the print form through studio practice and group discussion and critique. Processes and media emphasis varies on a revolving basis.
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ART 350 Printmaking Special Projects (5, max. 15) VLPA
In depth study of a printmaking method such as sequential printing, multi-block printing, white-ground aquaint, or sugar-lift aquatint.
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ART 351 Furniture Design and Making (5, max. 10) VLPA
Introduction to furniture design and making. Covers history of furniture from 1850 to present and includes hands-on learning resulting in design and fabrication of three unique tables. No previous experience required.
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ART 352 Furniture Design and Production (5, max. 10) VLPA
Hands-on woodworking and furniture production. Includes development of technique and collaboration with fabrication shops and design professionals. Uses design drawing, model building, and full-scale construction prototypes as tools of communication. End-of-term exhibit places work on public view.
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ART 353 Intermediate Ceramic Art (5, max. 20) VLPA
Explores a variety of ceramic processes and conceptual development including: press and slip molds, glaze formulation, multiples and installation, tiles and bricks, intermediate wheel, time, space, and scale. Prerequisite: ART 253.
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ART 355 Materials in Context for Interdisciplinary Practice (5) VLPA
Focuses on exploring the meanings, uses, and visual/sculptural potentials of both traditional and innovative new materials, both natural and man-made.
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ART 360 Topics in Studio Art and Practice (5, max. 25) VLPA
Examines a variety of cutting edge, emerging, and interdisciplinary approaches in studio art and practice. Topics vary.
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ART 361 Critical Issues in Contemporary Art (5, max. 15) VLPA
Surveys critical ideas in contemporary art practice. Includes lectures by nationally recognized artists to introduce a wide range of artistic positions and practices. Engages students with the major issues informing contemporary art and new modes of practice.
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ART 365 Social Practice (5) VLPA
Introduces overlapping territories of art and social practice, the practice of Socially Engaged Art. Focuses on environmentalism, consumerism, economies, society and culture, activism, and the place for creative practice in our contemporary life.
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ART 372 Intermediate Approaches to Sculpture (5, max. 15) VLPA
Prerequisite: Explores a variety of processes and conceptual thinking used in the context of making sculpture. Topics rotate and may include work in wood, metal, found object, and other materials to create objects, installations, experiences, and fabrications. Offered: AWSp.
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ART 390 Intermediate Drawing (5, max. 10) VLPA
Prerequisite: ART 290.
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ART 392 Intermediate Painting (5, max. 10) VLPA
Prerequisite: either ART 292.
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ART 393 Intermediate Painting Topics (5) VLPA
Revolving topics in the study of painting at the intermediate level. Prerequisite: ART 392.
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ART 395 The Creative Process: Strategies and Outcomes (5) VLPA
Explores the nature of the creative process in the visual arts. Focuses on experiential learning through projects of ideation, experimentation, problem solving, editing, and creating narrative meanings.
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ART 400 Interdisciplinary Visual Arts Senior Studio (5, max. 15) VLPA Labitzke
Focuses on the development of exhibition quality artwork, culminating in a group show. Covers curatorial issues, installation, and presentation. Assignments are designed to strengthen oral presentation skills, artist's written statement, critiquing abilities, and ability to place work within a larger art historical framework.
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ART 421 Video Art (5, max. 15) VLPA
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ART 440 Senior Thesis in Photomedia (5, max. 20) VLPA
Development of a coherent artistic theme or topic evolved over three consecutive quarters resulting in a finished thesis portfolio. Prerequisite: ART 340.
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ART 450 Individual Projects in Printmaking (5, max. 15) VLPA
Individual media study within the context of group discussion and critique.
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ART 453 3D4M Senior Studio (5, max. 20)
Includes individual studio work, seminars, source presentations, field trips, professional practices, and culminates with the BFA thesis exhibition. Prerequisite: ART 332; ART 353.
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ART 457 Artist Handmade Books (5) VLPA
The creative and structural development of an artist's book. Focuses on issues of sequential imagery, conceptual development, and the relationship between work and image.
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ART 458 Alternative Approaches to Drawing (5) VLPA
Advanced works-on-paper class. Focuses on drawing issues such as formal process, working methods, conceptual development, and practical working applications.
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ART 480 Cross-Disciplinary Honors in Art (5, max. 10) VLPA
Designed for Senior Honors students in the Division of Art and is a graduation requirement of the "BA in Art with Honors" degree. Taught on a rotating cycle by Division of Art faculty from all of the four options: Interdisciplinary Visual Arts, Photomedia, Painting & Drawing and Three-Dimensional Forum. Includes critiques, studio visits, discussion, readings, and interactions with visiting artists. Prerequisite: Art Honors students only.
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ART 490 Advanced Drawing (5, max. 15) VLPA
Study at an advanced level involving history, practice, and theory of drawing as an art form. Prerequisite: ART 390.
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ART 492 Advanced Painting: The Figure (5, max. 10) VLPA
Drawing and painting from the model. Prerequisite: ART 390; ART 393.
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ART 494 Senior Seminar in Painting and Drawing (5, max. 15) VLPA
Development of individuality in painting through creative exercises. Prerequisite: ART 492.
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ART 496 Art Internship (1-5, max. 10)
Internships in conjunction with Art faculty and partners in the large visual arts community. Credit/no-credit only.
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ART 497 Study Abroad-Studio Individual Projects (3-10, max. 20) VLPA
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ART 498 Individual Projects - Art (2-5, max. 15)
Independent projects in studio art.
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ART 499 Independent Study in Glass (2-5)
Independent projects in the Glass studios.
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ART 501 Graduate Student Teaching Mentorship (2-5, max. 15)
Independent study for graduate students to work under the direction of a faculty member as they prepare for and teach an undergraduate class. Credit/no-credit only.
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ART 512 Graduate Seminar (3, max. 9)
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ART 515 Graduate Studio Photomedia (2-15, max. 60)
Photomedia graduate studio and seminar, including readings, discussions, and studio critiques.
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ART 550 Printmaking (3-15, max. 60)
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ART 553 3D4M Grad Studio (2-15, max. 60)
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ART 590 Interdisciplinary Graduate Seminar in Contemporary Practices (5, max. 25)
Constructive forum for developing dialogue and critique in practicum-based setting. Professional development highlights the student's experience.
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ART 591 Graduate Studio: Drawing (5, max. 15)
Supervised studio for advanced-level students from various media-based disciplines designed to develop an interest in and familiarity with aspects of drawing. Utilization of various media. Discussion of historical and contemporary issues concerning drawing.
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ART 592 Graduate Studio: Painting (2-10, max. 60)
Offered: AWSp.
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ART 594 Graduate Seminar in Painting and Drawing (2-15, max. 15)
Designed as a forum for the presentation and criticism of student work as well as for discussion of contemporary directions in visual art. Credit/no-credit only.
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ART 595 Master of Fine Arts Research Project (2-5, max. 10)
An independent research project related to and informed by the MFA student's studio work. Final project form may be a lecture, slide presentation, or paper.
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ART 600 Independent Study or Research (*-)
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ART 700 Master's Thesis (*-)
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