- Choose two courses from the following list:
- One of the following:
- One of the following:
- Any four courses from the following list. At least one course must be 200-level and one course must be 300 level.
DIGITAL TOOLS FOR VISUAL THINKERS
As digital media become a requisite aspect of the artist and designer's professional preparation, this foundation level course focuses on building basic skills in the most common digital imaging tools. The course will cover two applications, one pixel-based imaging (Photoshop), and one vector-based imaging (Illustrator). It is designed to give students an introduction to how these applications can be used as ideational tools for exploring visual problems, possibilities and solutions, how they can be used to create digital images for output and how they can be integrated with traditional analog media and tools.
Introduction to composition , line and rendering in black and white drawing media. Basic techniques for descriptive and expressive use of drawing media. Materials Fee.
THREE DIMENSIONAL FOUNDATIONS
Development of perceptual ability through the analysis of three-dimensional concepts of line, shape, material, light, movement, and organization. Materials Fee.
FOUR DIMENSIONAL FOUNDATIONS
This course is introduction to the shared elements and principles of time based art forms. Course will examine those elements and principles on examples of three time based mediums: performance (body art), video and one of interactive art forms that uses Flash software. Students at the beginning of each three-week session will be introduced to the one of three mediums with gradual project development and execution at the end of three-week period. Lectures, demonstrations, exercises and in class and home assignments and assigned readings about the process, form and content specific to time based art forms, will be main the vehicles for delivering the course contents to students.
Development of perceptual ability through the analysis of two dimensional concepts of line, shape, value texture, color, space and organization. Materials Fee.
A studio course that uses visual problems and critical discussions to develop creative and perceptual abilities; relates these abilities to the principles of art in cultural and historic contexts (non-art majors).
ART & ARTISTS IN CONTEMPORARY CULTURE
This course will use a mixed lecture/discussion format and thematic approach to consider works on art and design produced in the last 30 years as a means of contextualizing recent works of art. The primary approach to this material will be from the perspective of the artmaker (artist or designer), for whom art theory, criticism and history are crucial tools for developing effective and meaningful work. For that reason, this class will be taught by studio faculty. The class will make extensive use of the city's contemporary museums, galleries, exhibitions and works of public art to emphasize the social, economic and political context from which works of art and design emerge as indicators or signposts of contemporary cultural concerns. Students cannot receive credit for both ART 200 and ART 222.
An introduction to basic organizational and technical concepts in painting. The preparation and proper use of materials is also stressed.
ART 105 is a prerequisite for this class.
An introduction to traditional and contemporary approaches to sculpture with an emphasis on clay modeling, plaster casting and carving. Studio core course. Materials Fee.
Continued development and exploration into the rendering of space with an introduction to a wider range of drawing media and contemporary art applications in drawing. Materials Fee.
ART 106 is a prerequisite for this class.
A study of the human figure through an exploration of anatomy combined with various drawing processes. Materials Fee.
ART 106 is a prerequisite for this class.
INTERMEDIATE PAINTING I
A development of skills and concepts beyond the basic level. Problems that stress advanced concepts of theme, color and spatial design are studied. Materials Fee.
ART 105 and 110 are a prerequisite for this class.
MIXOLOGY: COMBINING 2D MEDIA AND PROCESSES
This is an intermediate course utilizing varied 2D media and processes including digital imaging. This will allow students to explore contemporary means and sensibilities through media that reflect a broader range of visual, material and conceptual interests. This will give students a larger repertoire to choose from when making images. Building on the knowledge of oil painting materials and techniques that students gain in the ART 110 Beginning Painting course, ART 245 will also utilize water-based painting materials such as watercolor, gouache, acrylic polymers and gel media. Students will explore techniques such as collage, frottage, stamping, stenciling, relief printing, found image transfer and digital print output in combination with painting and drawing media.
ART 105, ART 106 and ART 110 are a prerequisite for this class.
Introduction to basic wood and metal working techniques for producing constructed sculpture. Focuses on modern and contemporary issues in sculpture. Materials Fee.
ART 115 is a prerequisite for this class.
BEGINNING FIGURE SCULPTURE
This course provides opportunities for learning how to represent the dynamic human figure in three dimensions and welcomes students with no experience in figure studies as a first introduction to the figure. All class work will be done from a nude model. Home assignments will consist of figure drawings either from departmental Open Studio Figure Drawing sessions or from assigned figure drawings of great masters. Students will be taught basic technical and eye/hand coordination skills necessary to depict the human figure three dimensionally as well as basic understanding of the proportions of the human figure and ability to implement them. This course will also introduce to students the concept of the human figure as a dynamic three dimensional entity. Students will have an opportunity to work from a nude model for nine weeks, examining human anatomy, body proportions and different gesture poses.
Training in the artistic possibilities of a variety of techniques, including wood-cut, intaglio and mono-print, used in the production of limited edition prints. Materials Fee.
ART 105 and ART 106 are a prerequisite for this class.
An advanced approach into historical and contemporary approaches to issues and techniques of drawing. Materials Fee.
ART 106 and (ART 206 or ART 218) or instructor consent is a prerequisite for this class.
ADVANCED FIGURE DRAWING
Encourages the application of perceptual and media skills gained in figure drawing to more advanced and personal works on paper. Materials Fee.
ART 106 and ART 218 are a prerequisite for this class.
ADVANCED PAINTING I
Development of advanced skills in painting with work in a more independent approach to concepts and techniques. Materials Fee.
ART 105, ART 106, ART 110 and ART 210 are a prerequisite for this class.
Exploration of advanced sculptural themes and techniques determined by the student in consultation with the instructor.
ART 106, ART 113, ART 115 and ART 215 are a prerequisite for this class.
ADVANCED FIGURE SCULPTURE
This course will provide an expansion and enrichment of skills in modeling the human figure for students with a basic background in the figure. All class work will be done from a nude model. Home assignments will consist of figure drawings either from departmental Open Studio Figure Drawing sessions or from assigned figure drawings of great masters. Students in this course will develop farther their technical and eye/hand coordination skills necessary to depict the human figure three dimensionally in a more professional manner as well as full understanding of the proportions of the human figure and the ability to implement them freely in a dynamic human figure. Course will also point towards the potential possibility of the exploration, conceptualizations and interpretations of the human figure within the contemporary art context or other applications related to the students' interests.
ART 312 or ART 218 or permission of instructor is a prerequisite for this class.