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Visiting Artists: Dutes Miller & Stan Shellabarger, 2011
Visiting Artists: Dutes Miller & Stan Shellabarger, 2011

Current Students

Both the BA in Studio Arts and BA in Art History allow students to take a wide variety of courses taught by highly-active artists and respected scholars in the Department of Art and Art History. For students interested in pursuing a professional career in the arts, the BFA in Studio Arts, the BA/MA in Film Studies, and the BA/MA in Art History are options that allow students to better explore depth in their coursework with an eye towards entering graduate school, the professional artworld, gallery/museum work, non-profit art centers and agencies, among other art-related careers.

It is extremely important that students talk with an academic advisor as early in matriculation as possible. AAH advisors are Sarah Matsuda and Richard Seydel. Their offices are on the 3rd floor in Visual Arts Complex administrative area. To determine who your advisor is, or to schedule an appointment with your advisor and other advising information visit the AAC site.

A separate portfolio submission is not required to declare studio art or art history as a major. Portfolios and applications are required for admission into the BFA in Studio Arts and BA/MA in Art History. The BFA in Studio Arts is a more indepth degree intended for motivated students interested in and committed to pursuing a professional career in the arts. Students accepted into the BFA program take 63 major credits hours and 53 non-major credits hours. For application information, please contact Erich Heppner at (303) 492-3580 or stop by the front office, room 330 in the VAC to pick up an application.

The BA/MA in Art History is a demanding, accelerated program aimed primarily at our best undergraduates who are planning to pursue a PhD at another institution. For application information please visit the BA/MA program. The BA/MA in Film Studies is intended for motivated students interested in futher developing their work in Film. Please view the BA/MA program page for complete information.

Fall 2014: COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

ART HISTORY

ARTH-1300 (3) History of World Art 1
Surveys major art styles from the Paleolithic period through the Renaissance, including European, Asian, and the Pre-Columbian/Islamic world. Emphasizes comparison of Western and non-Western visual expressions as evidence of differing cultural orientations. Approved for GT-AH1. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: literature and the arts.

ARTH-3079 (3) Medieval Art Survey
Surveys the history of Western art from Constantine to around the year 1300, including Carolingian, Ottonian, Anglo-Saxon, Romanesque, and Gothic. Considers “Barbarian,” Byzantine, and Islamic influences. Prereqs., ARTH 1300, 1400.

ARTH-3419 (3) Modern Art Survey
Surveys the loss of beauty in art and discusses whether or not that loss is regrettable. Questions the function and historical meaning of modern and postmodern art: is it all hype and strategic positioning by artists for fame and fortune? Is it serious? Are the fine arts still fine? Prereq., ARTH 1300, 1400.

ARTH-3519 (3) Modern Architecture
Introduces the major movements and developments in European and American architecture from Neoclassicism to Postmodernism. Considers the impact of exhibitions, expositions, and vernacular architecture. Prereqs., ARTH 1300, 1400.

ARTH-3539 (3) Contemporary Art
Examines contemporary art and theory in the transition from modern to postmodern expression. Discusses painting, sculpture, installations, performance, video, photography, and architecture with attention to historical context and criticism. Considers neoexpressionist, feminist, minority, political, and public art. Prereq., one 3000-level art history course. Same as ARTH 5539. Formerly ARTH 4539.

ARTH-3929 (3) Asian Art: Gods, Kings & Power
This special topics course explores Asian art and architecture from the earliest empires of India to the rise of Communist China, examining how various cultures created images and icons that served purposes personal and political. From Tibet’s Potala Palace to the Taj Mahal, this class will study how leaders throughout Asian history built monuments and commissioned artwork that reflected their most deeply-held beliefs, spanning Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, and the pre-existing traditions of China and Japan up to modern times. This class will expose students to a variety of non-Western traditions and philosophies; however, previous experience with Asian arts and cultures is not required.

ARTH-4029/5029 W/ LIBR 4029 (1) Art History Research Methods
Learn to expertly navigate art scholarship and be prepared to do thesis-level research. This course is an introduction to the vast array of art historical resources and their uses. Explore advanced techniques for searching both online and offline sources of art information. Master the various modes of art historical research, including finding iconographic, historical, or technical information. Same as LIBR 4029 and ARTH 5029.

ARTH-4309 (3) Neoclassicism and Romanticism 1760-1840
Surveys painting and sculpture in England and France from the last quarter of the 18th century through the first half of the 19th century. Prereq., one 3000-level art history course. Same as ARTH 5309.

ARTH-4749 (3) Italian Renaissance Art
Addresses how artists developed new compositional procedures, graphic techniques, and audiences, and how these procedures were theorized in an age when artists’ intellectual and social status rose dramatically. Explores reception of new graphic technology. Studies specific commissions and primary texts in depth. Prereq., one 3000-level art history course. Same as ARTH 5749.

ARTH-4909 (1-3) Independent Study—Art History
May be repeated up to 7 total credit hours.

ARTH-4919 (3) Undergraduate Seminar: Arts of Aztec Mexico
This course examines important works and themes that comprise the study of Aztec visual culture. We will cover images and objects related to ritual and state functions in Aztec Mexico, namely sculptural monuments, manuscript images, personal ornamentation/costumes, and other objects. Students will gain a basic understanding of Aztec iconography, the use and roles of objects, and will be encouraged to critically engage with sixteenth-century Spanish colonial ethnohistorical sources that shed light on Aztec Mexico and its cultural production.

ARTH-4919 (3) Undergraduate Seminar: Post Impressionism
Introduces current Post-Impressionism studies and research methods by drawing upon recent books, exhibition catalogues, and scholarly journal articles.

ARTH-4929 (3) Special Topics in Art History: Russian Avant Garde
This interdisciplinary course addresses the phenomenon of the Russian Avant-garde (early 20th century), which made a significant impact on contemporary Western cultures. Its various manifestations in art, literature, poetry, philosophy, theatre and film will be examined as a whole, rather than a mixture of separate trends, styles and works. Major artistic and literary movements, such as Symbolism, Futurism, Neo-Primitivism, Rayonism, Suprematism and Constructivism will be studied in the context of Russian pre-revolutionary, revolutionary and post-revolutionary social, political, philosophical and cultural developments, with a special attention to the cultural dialogue between Russia and the West.

ARTH-4929 (3) Special Topics in Art History: (3) Museums in the 21st Century & Museum Internship – Meets with ARTH-4939 (3) Art Museum Internship
This course is the seminar component of the Museum Internship class. The internship class focuses on opportunities at the Denver Museum of Contemporary Art, the Denver Art Museum, the Clyfford Still Museum, CU Special Collections, and the CU Art Museum, working with museum professionals on a variety of projects. The internship introduces students to the professional culture and activities of art museums. Museum professionals who have advanced degrees in their fields will oversee work at the museums. The course is normally 6 credit hours total, and entails approximately 10 hours a week at the museum (ARTH4939) and a seminar component on the CU campus (ARTH4929). The seminar meets weekly and entails an examination of various issues that inform museums in the twenty-first century, ranging from educational and display strategies to aspects such as accessioning, deaccessioning, conservation, and non-profit ethics. May be repeated up to 18 total credit hours when topic varies.

ARTH-5909 (1-3) Art History Graduate Independent Study
May be repeated up to 9 total credit hours. Prerequisites: Restricted to Graduate Students only.

ARTH-6929 (3) Graduate Seminar: Theories of Art History
Provides a systematic critical overview of the development of art history as a discipline beginning with 18th century theories of aesthetics and ending with current interdisciplinary models of critical interpretation. Weekly readings, discussions, reports, and written papers constitute the format of this seminar in methodology. Topics vary from semester to semester. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours within a term. Required for MA (art history) students. Prerequisites: Restricted to graduate students only.

ARTH-6929 (3) Graduate Seminar: Theories of Art History
Provides a systematic critical overview of the development of art history as a discipline beginning with 18th century theories of aesthetics and ending with current interdisciplinary models of critical interpretation. Weekly readings, discussions, reports, and written papers constitute the format of this seminar in methodology. Topics vary from semester to semester. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours within a term. Required for MA (art history) students. Prerequisites: Restricted to graduate students only.

ARTH-6939 (3) Graduate Seminar: Artists’ Ways of Knowing
Creativity has been defined broadly as embodied in all living beings as they make their ways through the world. In this case, do materials have agency of their own? This seminar takes its cue from ongoing attempts to forge a new materialism in order to ask how the knowledge that artists possess comes into play when they work with materials. Through individual research projects based on critical readings by the seminar of key texts by Gilles Deleuze, Pierre Bourdieu, Bruno Latour, Tim Ingold, Jane Bennett, and others, the work of this seminar questions the separation conventionally upheld between theory and practice.

ARTH-6939 (3) Graduate Seminar: War in Contemporary Art
Each time I teach this course, another war dominates the news while notorious zones of conflict keep being fragile and unresolved, with immense traumatic impact on people affected. During the past 30 years, artists around the globe have been addressing current wars and conflicts as well as historic ones like the Civil War, World War II, the Vietnam War or the Rwandan genocide. While war photographers are out there trying to capture and visualize war as ever, this classic medium has come under scrutiny while artists have come up with diverse ways of addressing war and trauma, employing a wide range of media. Classic works of anti-war art by Goya, Picasso, and Dix will be discussed briefly, addressing questions of testimonials, shock value and the grotesque. War photography and its limits is another field of investigation for this course, as well as the filmic documentary and its problematic claim of truth. A re-thinking of archival practices has become a field of investigation for artists. Mourning practices, often performance based, as well as memorials (conventional as well as an array of unconventional ones) are another area of discussion for this class. Instead of a final paper students are asked to come up with a concept for an exhibition of art on war and/or trauma, which includes a reflection on an appropriate venue and issues of display as well as education.

ARTH-6949 (1) Master’s Candidate for Degree (Art History)
Prerequisites: Restricted to Graduate Students only.

ARTH-6959 (1-6) Master’s Thesis (Art History)
Prerequisites: Restricted to Graduate Students only.

STUDIO ARTS

Painting & Drawing

ARTS-1002 (3) Basic Drawing
In this studio course the formal visual elements are presented through a study of spatial relationships. The course is built around a series of related problems, each of which is designed to develop fluency in drawing, offer experience in handling media, foster self-confidence, and promote an understanding of the visual elements and their role in the development of pictoral space. Prereqs., ARTS 1010, 1020, AND 1030

ARTS-1012 (3) Drawing for Non-Majors
Explores varied drawing techniques and media. Introduces concepts relevant to the understanding of drawing and the creative process. May not be repeated

ARTS-1202 (3) Beginning Painting
The aim of this course is to develop the basic skills, techniques and processes of painting with an understanding of basic colour principles. This integration of paint application and colour principle will develop awareness that painting and colour are used, not only as mediums for representation, but also as mediums for expressive purposes. Demonstrations, lectures, group and individual critiques will be given throughout the course. Prereqs., ARTS 1010, 1020, and 1030.

ARTS-1212 (3) Painting for Non-Majors
Explores varied painting techniques. Introduces concepts relevant to the understanding of painting and the creative process. May not be repeated.

ARTS-2002 (3) Figure Drawing
Explores varied drawing techniques and media. Introduces concepts relevant to the understanding of drawing and the creative process. May not be repeated. Prereqs., ARTS 1010, 1020, and either ARTH 1300 or1400. Prerequisites: Requires pre-requisite courses of ARTS 1010; 1020. Restricted to Studio Arts (AASA or AASF) or Art History (AAAH) majors only.

ARTS-2202 (3) Figure Painting
Explores varied painting techniques. Introduces concepts relevant to the understanding of painting and the creative process. May not be repeated. Prereqs., ARTS 1010, 1020, and either ARTH 1300 or1400. Prerequisites: Requires pre-requisite courses of ARTS 1010; 1020. Restricted to Studio Arts (AASA or AASF) or Art History (AAAH) majors only.

ARTS-3002 (3) Drawing 3: Alternative Process/Materials
Continuation of Drawing 2. Offers creative possibilities in drawing and related media. Emphasizes experimentation and individual expression. Content varies by semester according to instructor; contact individual instructor for more information. May be repeated once. Prereq., ARTS 2002. Prerequisites: Restricted to Studio Arts (AASA or AASF) or Art History (AAAH) majors only.

ARTS-3202 (3) Painting 3: Alternative Process/Materials
Continuation of Painting 2. Offers creative possibilities in painting and related media. Emphasizes experimentation and individual expression. Content varies by semester according to instructor; contact individual instructor for more information. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Prereq., ARTS 2202. Prerequisites: Restricted to Studio Arts (AASA or AASF) or Art History (AAAH) majors only.

ARTS-4002 (3) Advanced Drawing 4: Portfolio
Continuation of Drawing 3. Advanced studio class in drawing for creative expression and individual portfolio development. Emphasis varies by semester;contact individual instructor for more information. May be repeated up to 12 total credit hours. Prereq., ARTS 3002. Prerequisites: Restricted to Studio Arts (AASA or AASF) or Art History (AAAH) majors only.

ARTS-4202 (3) Advanced Painting 4: Portfolio
Continuation of Painting 3. Advanced studio class in painting for creative expression and individual portfolio development. Emphasis varies by semester;contact individual instructor for more information. May be repeated up to 12 total credit hours. Prereq., ARTS 3202. Prerequisites: Restricted to Studio Arts (AASA or AASF) or Art History (AAAH) majors only.

ARTS-5202 (3) Graduate Painting
May be repeated up to 18 total credit hours. Prerequisites: Restricted to Graduate Students only.

Printmaking

ARTS-1003 (3) Printmaking for Non-Majors
Emphasizes processes involved with both nonmultiple and multiple methods, including but not limited to metal plate etching (intaglio), lithography, collagraph, woodcut, linoleum cut, Xerox transfer, and monotype. Places equal emphases on developing drawing skills and understanding design principles.

ARTS-2303/3303/4303 (3) Beginning Relief, Relief 1, & Relief 2
Beginning Relief will introduce students to the concepts and techniques of relief processes, including various linoleum and wood surfaces, white line, black line and color reductive processes. Multiple block color prints, registration techniques and curatorial practices will also be introduced. Students will gain a working knowledge of fundamental relief processes, plus safe and appropriate use of all materials and equipment in the studio. Relief I will afford students greater latitude in designing projects while introducing advanced techniques in offset printing, carving, inking and press techniques. Relief 2 will provide continued exploration into the expressive/formal aesthetics of relief processes. Studio practice/investigation of artistic attitudes as exemplified through historical perspectives, traditional/contemporary usages. Prereqs., ARTS 1010, 1020, and 3303.

ARTS-2403/3403/4403 (3) Beginning Intaglio, Intaglio 1, & Intaglio 2
Beginning Intaglio emphasizes an introduction to techniques of intaglio and a focus on working with copper and ferric chloride. Historical approaches and use through contemporary materials/concepts. Emphasizes interrelationship of process, materials, and ideas/aesthetics. Prerequisites: Requires prerequisite courses of ARTS 1010 and 1020 (all minimum grade C-). Restricted to Studio Arts (AASA or AASF) or Art History (AAAH) majors only. Intaglio 1 continues the exploration into techniques of Intaglio with a focus on working with copper and ferric chloride. Historical approaches and use through contemporary materials and concepts. Emphasis is placed on mastering basic techniques, creating compositions and visual images, and exploring and developing concepts that challenge the viewer. Prereqs., ARTS 1010, 1020 and 2403. Prerequisites: Restricted to Studio Arts (AASA or AASF) or Art History (AAAH) majors only. Intaglio 2 focuses on the continued exploration of techniques of intaglio process, including non-acid and ferric chloride techniques with copper as the main matrix being used. Possible processes focused on include: photo etching using solar plates and introduction to printing ala poupee wiping, chine colle and basic color. Building a unified body of work is the main focus. May be repeated up to 12 total credit hours. Prereqs., ARTS 1010, 1020, and 3403. Prerequisites: Restricted to Studio Arts (AASA or AASF) or Art History (AAAH) majors only.

ARTS-2413/3413/4413/5413 (3) Beginning Lithography 1, 2 & Grad
Beginning Lithography begins and exploration into stone lithography and aluminum plate is presented in this class. Individual direction and development of conceptual focus and studio techniques are important objectives in this class. Safer ways to make lithographs is highlighted and the toxic traditional methods are left behind. Prerequisites: Requires prerequisite courses of ARTS 1010 and 1020 (all minimum grade C-). Restricted to Studio Arts (AASA or AASF) or Art History (AAAH) majors only. Lithography 1 introduces the study of stone and metal plate lithography, emphasizing individual creative development in black and white and further development in color printing processes. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Not available to freshmen. Taught with ARTS 4413/5413. Prerequisites: Restricted to Studio Arts (AASA or AASF) or Art History (AAAH) majors only. ARTS 4413 Continues the study of stone and metal plate lithography, emphasizing individual creative development in black and white, and further development in color printing processes. In addition, digital imaging and nontoxic processes are emphasized as much as possible. May be repeated up to 12 total credit hours. Prereq., ARTS 3413. Taught with ARTS 3413/5413. Prerequisites: Restricted to Studio Arts (AASA or AASF) or Art History (AAAH) majors only. ARTS 5413 may be repeated up to 18 total credit hours. Taught with ARTS 3413/4413. Prerequisites: Restricted to Graduate Students only.

ARTS-2423/3423 (3) Beginning Screen-printing & Screen-printing 1
Exploration into screenprinting at the basic level, using stencil-making processes for screenprinting with acrylic-based screenprinting inks. Emphasis is placed on exploring and developing challenging concepts, mastering basic techniques, and creating compositions and visual images that successfully convey your concept and challenge the viewer. Course is focused on the art of fine art printing on paper. Prerequisites: Requires prerequisite courses of ARTS 1010 and 1020 (all minimum grade C-). Restricted to Studio Arts (AASA or AASF) or Art History (AAAH) majors only. Screen-printing 1 introduces the study of silkscreen techniques, emphasizing creativity, individual development, and experimentation in contemporary silkscreen processes. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Prerequisites: Restricted to students with 27-180 credits (Sophomores, Juniors or Seniors) Studio Arts (AASA or AASF) or Art History (AAAH) majors only.

ARTS-4423/5423 (3) Screen-printing 2 & Grad
Introduces advanced screen printing technology, emphasizing individual creativity and the ability to resolve problems of two-dimensional form. May be repeated up to 12 total credit hours. Prereq., ARTS 3423. Prerequisites: Restricted to students with 27-180 credits (Sophomores, Juniors or Seniors) Studio Arts (AASA or AASF) or Art History (AAAH) majors only. Graduate Screen-printing may be repeated up to 18 total credit hours. Prerequisites: Restricted to graduate students only.

Miscellaneous Courses

ARTS-3847 (1-3) Independent Study Reserved for special projects not offered in the curriculum.
May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Prereq., detailed proposal, instructor sponsorship, and departmental approval.

ARTS-3937 (1-6) Internship
Gives upper-division students the opportunity to work in public or private organizations on assignments relating to their career goals, and allows them to explore the relationship between theory and practice in their major. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Prerequisites: Restricted to students with 57-180 credits (Junior or Senior) Studio Arts (AASA or AASF) or Art History (AAAH) majors only.

ARTS-4017/5017 (3) String Instrument Construction
As a prelude to sculptural art making processes, this course explores a variety of materials, methods, and techniques and their application to the creation of musical string instruments, i.e., planning, designing, material selection, and a wide variety of woodworking processes. May be repeated up to 18 total credit hours. Prereq., ARTS 1010, 1020 and Arth 1300 or 1400. Restricted to juniors and seniors. Same as ARTS 5017. Prerequisites: Restricted to Studio Arts (AASA or AASF) or Art History (AAAH) majors only.

ARTS-4117 (3) BFA Seminar
For students intending to pursue graduate work and/or a professional career in art. Emphasizes the development of a critical overview of their work and interests and how they relate to the problems of professional activity. Restricted to Studio Arts (AASF) majors only. Prerequisites: Restricted to Studio Arts (AASF) majors only.

ARTS-4717 (1-3) Studio Critique
Consists of consultations with faculty on individual studio problems and projects. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Prereqs., junior standing and instructor consent. Prerequisites: Restricted to students with 57-180 credits (Juniors or Seniors).

ARTS-5117 (3) Graduate Art Seminar
Prerequisites: Restricted to graduate students only.

ARTS-5717 (1-3) Graduate Studio Critique
May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours with any single faculty member. Prereq., graduate standing and/or instructor consent. Prerequisites: Restricted to Graduate Students only. ARTS-5857 (1-3) Graduate Independent Study May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Prerequisites: Restricted to Graduate Students only. ARTS-5901 (1-3) Graduate Independent Study—Photography May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours.

ARTS-6957 (1-6) Master of Fine Arts Creative Thesis

Ceramics

ARTS-1875 (3) Ceramics for Non-Majors
Encompasses broad and fundamental uses of clay. Basic instruction and demonstration of throwing, hand building, and primitive clay forming methods. Investigates utility, function, and ceramics in the broader context of contemporary art. Slide presentations explore historical and contemporary attitudes involving ceramics.

ARTS-2085 (3) Ceramics 2: Handbuilding
Introduces techniques of hand-built clay forms as they relate to function and nonfunction. Various clay techniques, glazing, and firing procedures are explored. Emphasizes ceramics in the broader context of contemporary art. May not be repeated. Prereqs., ARTS 1010, 1020 and ARTH 1300 or 1400. Prerequisites: Requires pre-requisite courses of ARTS 1010 & 1020. Restricted to Studio Arts (AASA or AASF) or Art History (AAAH) majors only.

ARTS-2095 (3) Ceramics 2: Wheelthrowing
Introduces techniques of wheel-thrown forms as they relate to function and nonfunction. Explores various glazing and firing methods. May not be repeated. Prereqs., ARTS 1010, 1020 and ARTH 1300 or 1400. Prerequisites: Requires pre-requisite courses of ARTS 1010 & 1020. Restricted to Studio Arts (AASA or AASF) or Art History (AAAH) majors only.

ARTS-3085 (3) Ceramics 3
Deals with further exploration of techniques approached in ARTH 2085 and 2095. Students are encouraged to develop personal concentration in relation to medium. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Prereqs., ARTS 2085, 2095. Prerequisites: Restricted to Studio Arts (AASA or AASF) or Art History (AAAH) majors only.

ARTS-4085 (3) Ceramics 4
Includes lectures, research, and experimentation in clay (wheel and hand construction techniques). May be repeated up to 12 total credit hours. Prereq., ARTS 3085. Prerequisites: Restricted to Studio Arts (AASA or AASF) or Art History (AAAH) majors only.

ARTS-4095/5095 (3) Special Topics in Ceramics: The Object is the Poetics
This seminar is designed for students majoring in ceramics. May be repeated up to 9 total credit hours. Taught with ARTS 5095. Prereq., ARTS 3085. Restricted to majors. Prerequisites: Restricted to Studio Arts (AASA or AASF) or Art History (AAAH) majors only..

ARTS-5075 (3) Graduate Ceramics
May be repeated up to 18 total credit hours. Prerequisites: Restricted to Graduate Students only.

Interdisciplinary Media Arts Practices

ARTS-1171 (3) Photography for Non-Majors 
Introduces techniques and concepts of photography as art. Emphasizes photography as a means to formal and expressive ends. Students must have an adjustable film camera. Credit not granted for this course and ARTS 2171.

ARTS-2126 (3) Digital Art 1
An introductory course in the use of the personal computer to create and process images in the visual arts. Prereq., ARTS 1010, 1020 and ARTH 1300 or 1400. Prerequisites: Requires pre-requisite courses of ARTS 1010 & 1020. Restricted to Studio Arts (AASA or AASF) or Art History (AAAH) majors only.

ARTS-2171 (3) Photography 1
Introduces techniques and concepts of photography as art. Emphasizes photography as a means to formal and expressive ends. Students must have an adjustable camera. Prereqs., ARTS 1010, 1020, and either ARTH 1300 or 1400. Credit not granted for this course and ARTS 1171. Prerequisites: Requires pre-requisite courses of ARTS 1010 & 1020. Restricted to Studio Arts (AASA or AASF) or Art History (AAAH) majors only.

ARTS-2191 (3) Photography 2
Explores more sophisticated technical and conceptual skills to the creative process. Prereq., ARTS 2171. Prerequisites: Restricted to Studio Arts (AASA or AASF) or Art History (AAAH) majors only.

ARTH 3109 (3) Art in Contemporary Society
Examines writings by philosophers and art critics as they address the question: What is art for? Readings focus on the 19th and 20th centuries, including current theories and some non-Western theories. Students are encouraged to develop their own responses to the question. Prereqs., ARTH 1300 and 1400. Prerequisites: Restricted to Studio Arts (AASA or AASF) or Art History (AAAH) majors only.

ARTS-3191 (3) Photography 3
Continues the exploration of the possibility of individual photographic expression. Students are encouraged to discover and develop a personal position in relation to the medium. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Prereq., Arts 2191. Prerequisites: Restricted to Studio Arts (AASA or AASF) or Art History (AAAH) majors only.

ARTS-4017/5017 (3) Special Topics in Studio Arts: Transmedia: Photo & Video
This course explores the hybridization of digital media in photography and video. The revolutionary DSLR cameras are transforming the world of photography and video into a hybrid media where photography and video coexist together. The course investigates the creative photographic possibilities that can be explored in video from still and moving image practices. Through class screenings, projects, demonstrations, discussions and readings, students will explore the creative engines of transmedia. May be repeated up to 18 total credit hours. Prereq., ARTS 1010, 1020 and Arth 1300 or 1400. Restricted to juniors and seniors. Same as ARTS 5017. Prerequisites: Restricted to Studio Arts (AASA or AASF) or Art History (AAAH) majors only. ARTS 5017 may be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Same as ARTS 4017. Prerequisites: Restricted to Graduate Students only.

ARTS-4104/5104 (3) Performance/Installation
Primarily focuses upon personal imagery as a live situation occurring in either an invented constructed reality or real environment. Work may be individualor group configuration, and may also take on the visual linguistic form of a solo performance or of a multimedia presentation. Prereqs., ARTS 1010, 1020 and ARTH 1300 or 1400. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours with instructor consent. Same as ARTS 5104. Prerequisites: Restricted to students with 57-180 credits (Juniors or Seniors). ARTS 5104 may be repeated up to 6 total credit hours with instructor consent. Same as ARTS 4104. Prerequisites: Restricted to Graduate Students only.

ARTS-4126/5126 (3) Digital Art 2
Offers studio experience using personal computer in the generation and processing of imagery in the visual arts. Prereq., ARTS 2126. Same as ARTS 5126. Prerequisites: Restricted to Studio Arts (AASA or AASF) or Art History (AAAH) majors only. ARTS 5126 is the same as ARTS 4126. Prerequisites: Restricted to Graduate Students only.

ARTS-4161 (3) Photography 4
Explores advanced techniques and concepts of photography as art. Emphasizes photography as a means to formal and expressive ends. May be repeated up to 12 total credit hours. Prereq., ARTS 3191. Prerequisites: Restricted to Studio Arts (AASA or AASF) or Art History (AAAH) majors only.

ARTS-4171/5171 (3) New Directions in Photography
Investigates the use of the photographic image in new, antique, or nonstandard ways including nonsilver, photosculpture, various color processes, photolanguage, photoinstallations, electronic media, performance, filmmaking, electrostatic art (copy machine), photobooks, photocollage, and audio/visual art. Course content changes each semester. May be repeated up to 9 total credit hours. Prereq., ARTS 3191 or equivalent. Same as ARTS 5171. Prerequisites: Restricted to Studio Arts (AASA or AASF) or Art History (AAAH) majors only. ARTS 5171 may be repeated up 9 total credit hours. Same as ARTS 4171. Prerequisites: Restricted to Graduate Students only.

ARTS-4217/5217 (3) Art, Race & Ethnicity
Examines the impact of race and ethnicity on the art world. We will examine the art of Native Americans, Chicanos, Puerto Ricans, Cuban Americans, Latin Americans, African Americans, Asian Americans, and ethnic and cultural mixing. This course is grounded in Critical Multicultural Theory and Postcolonial Theory. Recommended prereqs., ARTS 1300 and 1400 or permission of instructor. Same as ARTS 5217.

ARTS-4246/5246 (3) Beginning Video Production
Presents a studio course on basic single camera video production strategies and Presents a studio course on basic single camera video production strategies and concepts. Through class screenings, projects, demonstrations, discussions, and readings, students gain an introductory familiarity with camera, lighting, sound, editing and the organization and planning involved in a video project. Explores a basic theoretical understanding of video as an art form and its relationship to television, film, art, history, culture. Prereqs., ARTS 1010, 1020 and ARTH 1300 or 1400 or instructor consent. Same as ARTS 5246 and FILM 4240. Prerequisites: Restricted to Studio Arts (AASA or AASF) or Art History (AAAH) majors only. ARTS 5246 is the same as ARTS 4246. Prerequisites: Restricted to Graduate Students only.

Foundations

ARTS-1010 (3) Introduction to Studio Art
Presents creative activity conceptually, and art history thematically, with an interdisciplinary, experimental, and multicultural focus. Fine arts majors explore visual literacy and culture through presentations and student-centered projects that emphasize individual development. Prerequisites: Restricted to Studio Arts (AASA or AASF) or Art History (AAAH) majors only.

ARTS-1020 (3) Introduction to Studio Art 2
Presents creative activity conceptually and art history thematically, with an interdisciplinary, experimental, and multicultural focus. Art and art history majors explore visual literacy and culture through presentations and student-centered projects that emphasize individual development. Prereq., ARTS 1010. Prerequisites: Restricted to Studio Arts (AASA or AASF) or Art History (AAAH) majors only.

Sculpture

ARTS-1514 (3) Sculpture for Non-Majors
Offers an orientation involving three-dimensional form and application. Studies expressive problems based on non-objective form relationships in various sculptural materials. May not be repeated.

ARTS-2184 (3) Nothing Flat: Project a Week
Provides students the opportunity to work with a range of sculptural materials through a series of quick projects (e.g. installation, objects, writing). Students will learn to generate ideas quickly, engage issues and formats particular to sculpture, and produce a wide range of work over 15 weeks. Recommended prereq., ARTS 2504. Prereqs., ARTS 1010 and 1020..

ARTS-2504 (3) Basic Sculpture: Materials and Techniques
Introduces the basic properties of metal, wood, and mold making. Students will explore and demonstrate an understanding of basic fabrication methods involved in each element. Students will investigate both traditional and non-traditional working methods and will consider how materials and techniques inform sculptural concepts. Prerequisites: Requires pre-requisite courses of ARTS 1010 & 1020. Restricted to Studio Arts (AASA or AASF) or Art History (AAAH) majors only.

ARTS-3614 (3) Installation: Lost in Space
Students in this course will learn how to develop ideas in relation to installation art, exhibition spaces, and explore practical skills to help carry out their ideas. This course will include lectures, readings and discussion, writing assignments, studio projects, and visual presentations. Recommended prereqs., ARTS 2504 and 2524. Prereqs., ARTS 1010 and 1020.

ARTS-4154/5154 (3) Metalsmithing 1
Introduces students to the fundamental techniques used in metalsmithing, including cold and hot fabrication techniques, forming, and coloring. Through projects, discussions, readings, and demonstrations, students will learn how to create, analyze, understand and critique contemporary metalwork. Projects will focus on design and concept development, while enhancing students’ technical and problem-solving skills. Prereqs., ARTS 1010, 1020, at least one ARTS 2000-level course, and at least one ARTS 3000-level course. Same as ARTS 5154.

ARTS-4504 (3) Advanced Sculpture Studio
Students in this course will be required to complete 3 projects, participate in group critiques of projects, produce a slide presentation on a contemporary artist whose work/practice fits within the theme of the course, and prepare a final portfolio. Studio work and demonstrations will be augmented by readings and discussions on contemporary art. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Prereqs., ARTS 3504 and 3514. Prerequisites: Restricted to Studio Arts (AASA or AASF) or Art History (AAAH) majors only.

ARTS-5504 (3) Graduate Sculpture
May be repeated up to 18 credit hours. Prerequisites: Restricted to graduate students only.