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Fall Quarter, 2020

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ART 002: Beginning Drawing (4)

Studio—6 hours. Introduction to drawing using various black and white media. Drawing techniques covered are contour line, ink bleeds, rendering, “blind” drawing, and self portraiture.

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ART 005: 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.

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ART 007: Beginning Painting (4)

Studio—6 hours. Introduction to techniques and concepts in the practice of painting.

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ART 008: Beginning Ceramics (4)

Studio – 6 hours. Introduction to ceramic sculpture construction and processes.

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ART 009: 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.

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ART 011: 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.

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ART 012: Beginning Video (4)

Studio – 6 hours. Production techniques of video shooting, editing, lighting, sound and effects. A conceptual framework for video-art techniques.

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ART 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.

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ART 102C: Advanced Painting: Special Topics (4)

Studio – 6 hours. 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. 

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

Studio—6 hours. Prerequisite: courses 2. Advanced study of drawing composition using black and white media.

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ART 110B: Intermediate Photography: Digital (4)

Studio—6 hours. Prerequisite(s): ART 009 Pass One restricted to Art Studio majors. Comprehensive introduction to all elements of digital photography, including scanning, imaging software and printing.

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ART 111B: Advanced Photography: Digital (4)

Studio – 6 hours. Prerequisite: courses 9, 110B. In depth exploration of digital photography, including refined digital imaging techniques. Theoretical issues involved in digital media.

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ART 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.

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ART 152A: Advanced Sculpture: Studio Projects (4)

Studio – 6 hours. Prerequisite: courses 5, 151. Sculpture for advanced students. Emphasis on concept, idea development, and honing technical skills. Approaches and projects will vary according to the instructor.

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ART 221A: Critical Exploration & Collaboration (4) Active

Seminar—3 hour(s). Open to Art Studio graduate students only, or with prior written consent of faculty member. During the first year of study, MFA graduate students take the Critical Exploration & Collaboration seminar. Explore and analyze a range of subjects in contemporary art and begin to define their relationship to these ideas through speaking, writing, research and presentation in ways that are relevant to their own art practice. May be repeated up to 1 Time(s) when topic differs. (Letter.) Effective: 2018 Fall Quarter.

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ART 221B: Advanced Critical Exploration & Collaboration (4) Active

Seminar—3 hour(s). Open to Art Studio graduate students only, or with prior written consent of faculty member. Advanced course for second-year graduate students. Explore and analyze a range of subjects in contemporary art and begin to define their relationship to these ideas through speaking, writing, research and presentation in ways that are relevant to their own art practice. May be repeated up to 1 Time(s) when content differs. (Letter.) Effective: 2018 Fall Quarter.

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ART 290A: Critical Discourse in Contemporary Art (4) Active

Seminar—3 hour(s). Open to Art Studio graduate students only, or with prior written consent of faculty member. Critical discourse in contemporary art and application to practice. Exploration of concerns in broader artistic and contemporary context. How artists look to shift prevalent expectations through critical analysis. May be repeated up to 1 Time(s) when content differs. (Letter.) Effective: 2018 Fall Quarter.

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ART 290D: Critical Discourse in Context (4) Active

Seminar—3 hour(s). Open to Art Studio graduate students only; or with prior written consent of faculty member. Advanced course for second-year Graduate students. Discussion of social, political, cultural, and economic issues in a constantly changing world. How contemporary art practice are affected by global issues. May be repeated up to 1 Time(s) when content differs. (Letter.)Effective: 2019 Fall Quarter.

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