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Spring Quarter, 2021

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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 010F: Contemporary Art Appreciation (4)

Lecture—3 hour(s); Fieldwork. Survey of contemporary art since 1960; includes fieldwork. Explores contemporary thought within the visual arts using forms and strategies of painting, sculpture, installation, performance, photo and video in collaborative, ephermeral and multimedia approaches. For Art and non-Art majors. Not open for credit to students who have taken ART 010D. GE credit: AH, VL. Effective: 2019 Fall Quarter.

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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 102A: Advanced Painting:
Studio Projects (4)

Studio – 6 hours. Sustained development of painting for advanced students. Approaches will vary according to the instructor. 

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ART 103B: Intermediate Drawing:
Color (4)

Studio – 6 hours. Prerequisite: courses 2. Study of drawing composition in color media.

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ART 105A: Advanced Drawing (4)

Studio – 6 hours. Prerequisite: courses 2; course 103A or 103B. Exploration of composition and process in drawing. Emphasis on the role of drawing in contemporary art and on drawing as an interdisciplinary practice.

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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 110DA: The Photobook (5)

Studio—6 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ART 009; or Consent of Instructor. Pass One restricted to Art Studio majors. History and practice of photographic book. Sequencing, use of text & image, page layout and bookbinding techniques. Development of major photographic project. Includes technical lessons on image correction, digital page layout, and bookbinding techniques. GE credit: AH, VL. Effective: 2021 Winter Quarter.

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Art 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.

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

Studio—6 hours. Prerequisite: course 8. 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 for credit once.

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ART 149: Introduction to Critical Theory (4)

Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): AHI 001B or AHI 001C; or AHI 183F; Two of the Art History courses listed above. An overview of 20th century critical theories of culture and their relation to visual art and mass media culture. GE credit: AH, VL. Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.

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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 171: Mexican and Chicano Mural Workshop (4)

Studio—8 hours; independent study—1 hour. Prerequisite: Chicana/o Studies 70 and/or written consent of 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.

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ART 224: Theory & Concepts on Critical Issues 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 and conceptual foundations for graduate students. Political, social and cultural questions as they relate to the production and reception of art. Contemporary theories to develop verbal and analytical skills. May be repeated up to 1 Time(s) when content differs. (Letter.)Effective: 2019 Fall Quarter.

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ART 290C: Critical Discourse in Materiality (4) Active

Seminar—3 hour(s). Open to Art Studio graduate students only, or with prior written consent of faculty member. Mid-year study focusing on individual work in the studio. Explores mediums, techniques, skill building, resourcing and problem solving. Defining the artists relationship to topics in contemporary art through speaking, writing, research and presentation. May be repeated up to 1 Time(s) when content differs. (Letter.)Effective: 2018 Fall Quarter.

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ART 290F: Critical Discourse in Presentation (4) Active

Seminar—3 hour(s). Open to Art Studio graduate students only; or with prior written consent of faculty member. For second-year graduate students. Study focuses on individual performance work. Exploration extends into other mediums, techniques for props or sites, tapping the resources of peers, problem solving with the intention to deepen understanding and engagement with an audience. Exploration and analysis of subjects in cont.

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