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Courses in Art Studio (ART)

Lower Division

2. Beginning Drawing (4)

Studio—6 hours. Introduction to drawing using various black and white media to articulate forms and organize space, with reference to historical and contemporary works. GE credit: ArtHum | AH, VL.—F, W, S, Su. (F, W, S, Su.) Pardee, Puls, Werfel

5. Beginning Sculpture (4)

Studio—6 hours. Basic sculpture techniques using a variety of media. Form in space using cardboard, plaster, and/or cement, wood and/or metal and other media. GE credit: ArtHum | AH, VL.—F, W, S. (F, W, S.) Bills, Hill, Puls

7. Beginning Painting (4)

Studio—6 hours. Introduction to techniques and concepts in the practice of painting. GE credit: AH, VL.—F, W, S. (F, W, S.) Pardee, Werfel

8. Beginning Ceramic Sculpture (4)

Studio—6 hours. Introduction to ceramic sculpture construction and processes. Large scale hand-building, glazing, kilns and kiln firing technology. GE credit: ArtHum | AH, VL.—Rosen

9. Beginning Photography (4)

Studio—6 hours. Introduction to the fundamental technical, aesthetic, and formal aspects of photography. Camera skills, film developing and printing in the black and white darkroom. GE credit: ArtHum | AH, VL.—Suh

10. Introduction to Art Appreciation (3)

Lecture—3 hours. The understanding and appreciation of painting, sculpture, architecture and industrial art. Illustrated lectures. Intended for non-majors. GE credit: ArtHum| AH, VL.

11. Beginning Printmaking (4)

Studio—6 hours. Introduction to printmaking techniques such as monography, relief, and intaglio. Investigation of personal imagery through use of these techniques. GE credit: ArtHum | AH, VL.

12. Beginning Video (4)

Studio—6 hours. Production techniques of video shooting, editing, lighting, sound and effects. A conceptual framework for video-art techniques. GE credit: ArtHum | AH, VL.—Martin

24. Introduction to Experimental Video and Film (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour; term paper. Evolution of moving image technologies. Shifts within avant-garde artistic practices. Conceptual and historical differences between film and video. Offered in alternate years. GE credit: ArtHum | AH, VL, WE.—(F.) Martin

30. Introduction to Contemporary Visual Culture (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion/laboratory—1 hour. Establishing visual literacy across the media of fine art, photography, advertising, television and film; media culture; focus on critical decoding of contemporary visual culture. Offered in alternate years. GE credit: ArtHum, Div, Wrt | AH, VL.—F, W. (F, W.) Pardee

98. Directed Group Study (1-5)

Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Restricted to lower division students. (P/NP grading only.)

99. Special Study for Undergraduates (1-5)

Prerequisite: consent of instructor. (P/NP grading only.)

Upper Division

Pre-enrollment in upper division courses is restricted to art majors.

101. Intermediate Painting (4)

Studio—6 hours. Prerequisite: courses 2, 7. Individualized projects exploring color and space in a variety of subject matter and approaches. Builds on basic skills and concepts from beginning drawing and painting courses. Study of historical and contemporary art in relation to studio practice. May be repeated one time for credit when topic differs. GE credit: ArtHum | AH, VL.—F, W, S. (F, W, S.) Pardee, Werfel

102A. Advanced Painting: Studio Projects (4)

Studio—6 hours. Prerequisite: course 101. Pass One restricted to Art Studio majors. Sustained development of painting for advanced students. Approaches will vary according to the instructor. May be repeated for credit one time. GE credit: ArtHum | AH, VL.—Pardee, Werfel

102B. Advanced Painting: Figure (4)

Studio—6 hours. Prerequisite: course 101. Pass One restricted Art Studio majors. Advanced painting using the human figure as subject. May be repeated for credit one time. GE credit: ArtHum | AH, VL.—Pardee, Werfel

102C. Advanced Painting: Special Topics (4)

Studio—6 hours. Prerequisite: courses 2, 7, 101; course 102A or 102B. Pass One restricted to Art Studio majors. Special topics in painting for upper division students. Emphasis on development of a personal practice of painting informed by awareness of contemporary issues in painting and their historical background. Topics will vary with instructor. May be repeated for credit one time. GE credit: ArtHum | AH, VL.—Pardee, Werfel

103A. Intermediate Drawing: Black and White (4)

Studio—6 hours. Prerequisite: courses 2. Pass One restricted to Art Studio majors. Advanced study of drawing composition using black and white media. GE credit: ArtHum | AH, VL.—Pardee, Werfel

103B. Intermediate Drawing: Color (4)

Studio—6 hours. Prerequisite: courses 2. Pass One restricted to Art Studio majors. Study of drawing composition in color media. GE credit: ArtHum | AH, VL.—Pardee, Werfel

105A. Advanced Drawing: Studio Projects (4)

Studio—6 hours. Prerequisite: courses 2; course 103A or 103B. Pass One restricted to Art Studio majors. Exploration of composition and process in drawing. Emphasis on the role of drawing in contemporary art and on drawing as an interdisciplinary practice. May be repeated for credit one time. GE credit: ArtHum | AH, VL.—Pardee, Werfel

105B. Advanced Drawing: Figure (4)

Studio—6 hours. Prerequisite: courses 4; course 103A or 103B. Pass One restricted to Art Studio majors. Study of the figure through drawing of the model. Exploration of different methods and process of figure-drawing. May be repeated for credit one time. GE credit: ArtHum | AH, VL.—Pardee, Werfel

110A. Intermediate Photography: Black and White Analog (4)

Studio—6 hours. Prerequisite: course 9. Pass One restricted to Art Studio majors. Introduction to 35mm and medium format camera. Development of personal aesthetic and portfolio of black and white prints. GE credit: ArtHum | AH, VL.—Suh

110B. Intermediate Photography: Digital Imaging (4)

Studio—6 hours. Prerequisite: course 9. Pass One restricted to Art Studio majors. Comprehensive introduction to all elements of digital photography, including scanning, imaging software and printing. GE credit: ArtHum | AH, VL.—Suh

111A. Advanced Photography: Special Topics (4)

Studio—6 hours. Prerequisite: courses 9 and 110A. Pass One restricted to Art Studio majors. Special topics related to photography and contemporary art practice. Multiple projects in a variety of approaches. May be repeated two times for credit when topic differs. GE credit: ArtHum | AH, VL.—Suh

111B. Advanced Photography: Digital Imaging (4)

Studio—6 hours. Prerequisite: course 9 and 110B. Pass One restricted to Art Studio majors. In-depth exploration of digital photography, including refined digital imaging techniques. Theoretical issues involved in digital media. May be repeated for credit one time. GE credit: ArtHum | AH, VL.—Suh

112. Sound for Vision (4)

Studio—6 hours. Prerequisite: course 12 or Technocultural Studies 100. Pass One restricted to Art Studio majors. Sound composition and development of an audio databank. Study of repetition and phase shifts. Creation of descriptive acoustic space recordings in combination with other artistic media. Audio as stand alone or accompaniment. May be repeated for credit one time. GE credit: ArtHum | AH.—Martin

113. Interdisciplinarity Art (4)

Studio—6 hours. Prerequisite: Upper division standing in Art Studio, Theater and Dance, Design, Technocultural Studies, or Music. Experimental interdisciplinary strategies. Use of various media in creation of collaborative or independent works. Production of participatory audio-visual works, installations, or two dimensional explorations. May be repeated for credit one time. GE credit: ArtHum | AH, VL.—Hill, Martin, Puls, Suh

114A. Intermediate Video: Animation (4)

Studio—6 hours. Prerequisite: course 12 or Technocultural Studies 100; one drawing course. Pass One restricted to Art Studio majors. Exploration of animation. Relationship between drawing, digital stills, and multiple images. Animation using traditional drawing techniques, collage, and digital processes. May be repeated for credit one time. GE credit: ArtHum | AH, VL.—Martin

114B. Intermediate Video: Experimental Documentary (4)

Studio—6 hours. Prerequisite: course 12 or Technocultural Studies 100. Pass One restricted to Art Studio majors. Experimental documentary practice. Use of interviews, voice-overs, and still and moving images. Production of alternative conceptual and visual projects. May be repeated for credit one time. GE credit: ArtHum | AH, VL.—Martin

114C. Intermediate Video: Performance Strategies (4)

Studio—6 hours. Prerequisite: course 12 or Technocultural Studies 100. Pass One restricted to Art Studio majors. Use of video to expand performance art production. Exploration of improvisation, direction, projection, and image processing in real time. May be repeated for credit one time. GE credit: ArtHum | AH, VL.—Martin

117. Advanced Video and Electronic Arts (4)

Studio—6 hours. Prerequisite: course 12 or Technocultural Studies 100; one of the following: course 112, 114A, 114B, or 114C; upper division standing Art Studio majors. Pass One restricted to Art Studio majors. Independently driven video, digital, and/or performance projects. Further development in the electronic arts ranging from video installation to performance. May be repeated for credit one time. GE credit: ArtHum | AH, VL.—Martin

121. Reinterpreting Landscape (4)

Studio—6 hours. Prerequisite: courses 2, 7. Pass One restricted to Art Studio majors. Interpretation of landscape through painting, drawing, and related media. Emphasis on the integration of historical, cultural, natural, and artistic contexts. May be repeated for credit one time. GE credit: ArtHum | AH, VL.—Pardee, Werfel

125A. Intermediate Printmaking: Relief (4)

Studio—6 hours. Prerequisite: course 11. Pass One restricted to Art Studio majors. Woodcut linocut, metal-plate, relief, and experimental uses of other materials for printmaking. Additive and reductive relief techniques. May be repeated for credit one time. GE credit: ArtHum | AH, VL.

125B. Intermediate Printmaking: Intaglio (4)

Studio—6 hours. Prerequisite: course 11. Pass One restricted to Art Studio majors. Metal plate etching, aquatint, hard and soft ground, burin engraving and related printmaking techniques. May be repeated for credit one time. GE credit: ArtHum | AH, VL.

125C. Intermediate Printmaking: Lithography (4)

Studio—6 hours. Prerequisite: course 11. Pass One restricted to Art Studio majors. Stone and metal-plate lithography and other planographic printmaking methods. Exploration of the basic chemistry and printing procedure inherent in stone lithogrphay. May be repeated for credit one time. GE credit: ArtHum | AH, VL.

125D. Intermediate Printmaking: Serigraphy (4)

Studio—6 hours. Prerequisite: course 11. Pass One restricted to Art Studio majors. Printmaking techniques in silk screen and related stencil methods. Development of visual imagery using the language of printmaking. May be repeated for credit one time. GE credit: ArtHum | AH, VL.

129. Advanced Printmaking (4)

Studio—6 hours. Prerequisite: completion of two of 125A, 125B, 125C, or 125D. Pass One restricted to Art Studio majors. Development of intermedia printmaking. Advanced modes in print technologies: relief, serigraphy, intaglio, surface, as well as addition of digitized imagery. Production of prints using multi-plate prints and other methods. May be repeated for credit two times. GE credit: ArtHum | AH, VL.

138. The Artist's Book (4)

Studio—6 hours. Prerequisite: completion of three upper division Art Studio courses. Pass One restricted to Art Studio majors. Creation of an artist's book in an edition of three. Use of a variety of media. May be repeated for credit one time. Offered in alternate years. GE credit: ArtHum | AH, VL.—Hill, Suh

142A. Intermediate Ceramic Sculpture: Industrial Production Methods (4)

Studio—6 hours. Prerequisite: course 8. Pass One restricted to Art Studio majors. Ceramic sculpture creation using two forms of industrial processes: plaster mold design, fabrication and casting; and extrusion with dies, including die fabrication. May be repeated one time for credit. GE credit: ArtHum | AH, VL.—Rosen

142B. Intermediate Ceramic Sculpture: Material Study (4)

Studio—6 hours. Prerequisite: course 8. Pass One restricted to Art Studio majors. Study of ceramic materials and processes. Areas studied include clay and clay bodies; glaze materials through temperature, color and texture; history and technology of kilns and kiln firing. Examination of material properties and characteristics through experimentation. May be repeated one time for credit. GE credit: ArtHum | AH, VL.—Rosen

142C. Intermediate Ceramic Sculpture: Special Topics (4)

Studio—6 hours. Prerequisite: course 8. Pass One restricted to Art Studio majors. Exploration of the ceramic surface for creative expression. Use of glazing techniques including china paint, decals, luster, and silkscreen with underglaze and overglaze as well as the use of common materials such as epoxy, paint, oil and wax. May be repeated two times for credit. GE credit: ArtHum | AH, VL.—Rosen

143B. Advanced Ceramic Sculpture: Issues in Contemporary Ceramics (4)

Studio—6 hours. Prerequisite: course 8; 142A or 142B. Pass One restricted to Art Studio majors. Individual studio work in conjunction with readings, field trips, critiques and writing about contemporary ceramic art. May be repeated for credit two times. GE credit: ArtHum | AH, VL.—Rosen

147. Theory and Criticism of Photography (4)

Lecture—3 hours; term paper. Prerequisite: course 9. Development of camera vision, ideas, and aesthetics and their relationship to the fine arts from 1839 to the present. Offered in alternate years. GE credit: ArtHum, Wrt | AH, VL.—Suh

148. Theory and Criticism: Painting and Sculpture (4)

Lecture—3 hours; term paper. Prerequisite: course 5 or 7 recommended. Study of forms and symbols in historic and contemporary masterpieces. (Same course as Art History 148.) Offered in alternate years. GE credit: ArtHum, Wrt | AH, VL, WE.—Pardee

149. Introduction to Critical Theory (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: two of Art History 1B, 1C, or 183F. An overview of 20th century critical theories of culture and their relation to visual art and mass media culture. Offered in alternate years. GE credit: ArtHum, Div, Wrt | AH, VL.

150. Theory and Criticism of Electronic Media (4)

Lecture—3 hours; term paper. Prerequisite: course 24 recommended. Study of electronic media, focusing on critique, application, and relationship to art practice. Analysis of the conceptual basis of electronic media as an artistic mode of expression. Offered in alternate years. GE credit: ArtHum, Wrt | AH.—Martin

151. Intermediate Sculpture (4)

Studio—6 hours. Prerequisite: course 5. Individualized explorations through multiple projects in a variety of sculpture media and techniques. Builds upon technical skills and concepts covered in course 5. May be repeated two times for credit when topic differs. GE credit: ArtHum | AH, VL.—F, W, S. (F, W, S.) Bills, Hill, Puls

152A. Advanced Sculpture: Studio Projects (4)

Studio—6 hours. Prerequisite: course 5; 151. Pass One restricted to Art Studio majors.Sculpture for advanced students. Emphasis on concept, idea development and honing technical skills. Approaches and projects will vary according to the instructor. May be repeated for credit one time when topic differs. GE credit: ArtHum | AH, VL.—Bills, Hill, Puls

152B. Advanced Sculpture: Material Explorations (4)

Studio—6 hours. Prerequisite: course 5; 151. Pass One restricted to Art Studio majors. Primary application and exploration of a single sculpture material chosen by the student. Examination of its properties, qualities, and characteristics for three-dimensional expression. May be repeated for credit one time. GE credit: ArtHum | AH, VL.—Puls

152C. Advanced Sculpture: Concepts (4)

Studio—6 hours. Prerequisite: course 5; 151. Pass One restricted to Art Studio majors. Investigation of a specific idea chosen by the class. Relationship of idea to form and content. Individual development of conceptual awareness. May be repeated for credit one time. GE credit: ArtHum | AH, VL.—Puls

152D. Advanced Sculpture: Metals (4)

Studio—6 hours. Prerequisite: course 5; 151. Pass One restricted to Art Studio majors. Technical aspects of the use of metals in contemporary art practice. Projects assigned to demonstrate the evolution of concepts and processes. May be repeated for credit one time. GE credit: ArtHum | AH, VL.—Bills

152E. Advanced Sculpture: Site Specific Public Sculpture (4)

Studio—6 hours. Prerequisite: course 5; 151. Pass One restricted to Art Studio majors. Place and site specificity in contemporary sculpture. Individual and group work to conceive and fabricate sculpture in a public space. May be repeated for credit one time. GE credit: ArtHum | AH, VL.—Hill

152F. Advanced Sculpture: Figure (4)

Studio—6 hours. Prerequisite: course 5; 151. Pass One restricted to Art Studio majors. Exploration of historical and contemporary approaches to the body in three-dimensions. Projects based on observational and conceptual strategies. Variety of media and techniques, including clay, wax, plaster, plastics, found objects, and others. May be repeated for credit one time. GE credit: ArtHum | AH, VL.

152G. Advanced Sculpture: The Miniature and Gigantic (4)

Studio—6 hours. Prerequisite: course 5; 151. Pass One restricted to Art Studio majors. Exploration of scale, from the very small to the very large in a series of projects in a variety of media. Tools and techniques of enlargement and miniaturization. May be repeated for credit one time. GE credit: ArtHum | AH, VL.

171. Mexican and Chicano Mural Workshop (4)

Studio—8 hours; independent study—1 hour. Prerequisite: Chicana/o Studies 70; consent or instructor. The Mural: a collective art process that empowers students and people through design and execution of mural paintings in the tradition of the Mexican Mural Movement; introduces materials and techniques. May be repeated one time for credit. (Same course as Chicana/o Studies 171.) GE credit: ArtHum | AH, VL.—S. (S.)

190. Seminar in Art Practice (4)

Studio—6 hours. Prerequisite: upper division standing Art Studio major. Pass One restricted to Art Studio majors. Introduction to professional practices. Development of an artist's packet including a resume, cover letter, artist statement, and statement of purpose. Ongoing independent studio work with group critiques. Research on galleries and museums, and readings in contemporary theory and criticism. GE credit: ArtHum | AH, VL, WE.—F, W, S. (F, W, S.) Hill, Puls, Rosen, Werfel

192. Internship (2-12)

Internship. Supervised program of internships in artists' studios and at professional art institutions such as museums, galleries, and art archives including collections of slides and photographs. May be repeated for credit for a total of 12 units. (P/NP grading only.)

195. Expanded Field: Artist Lecture Series (1)

Lecture/discussion—3 hours. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Exploration of the expanded field of practice, theory and criticism in the visual arts. Presentations and discussions with professional practitioners in the field. May be repeated up to 12 units for credit when topic differs. (P/NP grading only.)—F, W, S. (F, W, S.) Hill

198. Directed Group Study (1-5)

Prerequisite: consent of instructor. (P/NP grading only.)

199. Special Study for Advanced Undergraduates (1-5)

Prerequisite: consent of instructor. (P/NP grading only.)

Graduate

290. Seminar (4)

Seminar—3 hours. Original works produced for group discussion and criticism; associated topics of a contemporary and historical nature. May be repeated for credit.—F, W, S. (F, W, S.) 

291. Seminar: Critical Evaluation (1)

Seminar—1 hour. May be repeated for credit. (S/U grading only.)—W. (W.) 

292. Seminar: Comprehensive Qualifying (1)

Seminar—1 hour. Further critical evaluation of the student's work to determine his eligibility to begin the Comprehensive Project. May be repeated for credit. (S/U grading only.)—(F.)

299. Individual Study (1-6)

(S/U grading only.)

299D. Comprehensive Project (9)

An original body of work accompanied by a catalog summarizing the student's aesthetic position. May be repeated for credit. (S/U grading only.)—S. (S.)

Professional

Note: Various of the below courses are not offered each year.

401. Museum Training: Curatorial Principles (4)

Seminar—3 hours; papers. Approved for graduate degree credit. Study of private and public collections. Museum personalities. Appraisal of works of art; ethics of appraisal. Auction and sales: methods and catalogues. Registration. Technical problems of the museum. Connoisseurship. Collateral reading. Visits to museums. Offered in alternate years.

402. Museum Training: Exhibition Methods (4)

Seminar—3 hours; exhibition. Approved for graduate degree credit. History of exhibition methods in private and public collections. Comparisons of different types of museums and their exhibition problems. Lighting and techniques of display with emphasis on actual design. Experimentation with unusual presentation forms. Offered in alternate years.

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