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ART 201 : Western Art History I

Prerequisites: None
Description: Conceptual and technical relationship of visual culture to the social, political, and economic life of the Ancient Greek, Ancient Roman, Byzantine, Early Medieval, Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance, and Southern Baroque periods.
General Education:
  • Segment II Area - Humanities and Creative Arts Area (HCA)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

ART 202 : Western Art History II

Prerequisites: None
Description: Conceptual and technical relationship of visual culture to the social, political, and economic life of the Northern Baroque, Rococo, Neo-classical, Romantic, Impressionist, and Modernist periods.
General Education:
  • Segment II Area - Humanities and Creative Arts Area (HCA)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

ART 205 : Asian Art History

Prerequisites: None
Description: Conceptual and technical relationship of visual form to values in the art of China, Korea, Japan, India, Tibet, and South East Asia. This course is offered as ART 205 and HUM 205. Students may not repeat the course under an alternate prefix.
General Education:
  • Segment II Area - Humanities and Creative Arts Area (HCA)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

ART 222 : Introduction to Textile Art

Prerequisites: Priority enrollment limited to art majors/minors.
Description: Studio experiences correlating textile media with basic techniques and processes. Laboratory. Extra fee required.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

ART 231 : Drawing 1

Prerequisites: Priority registration limited to art majors/minors.
Description: Studio experiences with dry and wet materials. Basic linear, tonal and columetric indication, perspective, composition, abstraction with other basic techniques and processes. Laboratory. Extra fee required.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

ART 235 : Printmaking 1

Prerequisites: None
Description: Studio experiences correlating drawing and printmaking media with basic techniques and processes. Activity. Extra fee required.
General Education:
  • Segment II Area - Humanities and Creative Arts Area (HCA)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

ART 240 : Sculpture 1

Prerequisites: None
Description: Studio experiences exploring sculptural, theoretical, and visual processes using a variety of materials, methods, and context as means of investigation. Emphasis on personal creative growth and development. Laboratory. Extra fee required.
General Education:
  • Segment II Area - Humanities and Creative Arts Area (HCA)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

ART 245 : Ceramics 1

Prerequisites: None
Description: Studio experiences correlating clay media with basic techniques and processes. Laboratory. Extra fee required.
General Education:
  • Segment II Area - Humanities and Creative Arts Area (HCA)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

ART 260 : Photography 1

Prerequisites: Priority registration limited to art majors/minors.
Description: Black and white film processing and printing. Study of photography as a creative medium. 35mm camera with manually adjustable apertures and shutter speeds required. Automatic cameras not acceptable. Laboratory. Extra fee required.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

ART 303 : The Artist in the 20th-21st Centuries: Cultures in Collision--Cultures in Fusion

Prerequisites: Upper division standing.
Description: Multi-cultural, multi-ethnic overview of selected topics in 20th-21st century art. Examines artists who have moved out of their own cultural frameworks to create alternative expressions.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2012

ART 401 : Greek Art and Archaeology

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent.
Description: Cross listed with CLAR 420. For course description, see CLAR 420. (May not be repeated under alternate prefix.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

ART 402 : Roman Art and Archaeology

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent.
Description: Cross listed with CLAR 425. For course description, see CLAR 425. (May not be repeated under alternate prefix.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

ART 403 : Queer Art History

Prerequisites: ART 201 or ART 202 or equivalent and consent of instructor.
Description: Case studies, primarily of Western art. Homophobia, censorship, reconstructing gay and lesbian history, major artists, visual codes, eroticism, lesbian feminism, families and communities, racial diversity, AIDS, other issues. This course is offered as ART 403 and SXS 405. Students may not repeat the course under an alternate prefix.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

ART 405 : Art, Literature, and Power in the Renaissance

Prerequisites: ART 201 or 202 or equivalent.
Description: European renaissance and baroque art and literature, related to power structures affecting all aspects of culture and society. This course is offered as ART 405 and HUM 405. Students may not repeat the course under an alternate prefix.
General Education:
  • Segment III Cluster - Medieval and Renaissance Europe
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

ART 406 : Renaissance Art

Prerequisites: ART 201, ART 202, or equivalent.
Description: Painting, sculpture, and architecture of the 14th, 15th, and 16th centuries in Italy and Northern Europe.
Units: 3

ART 410 : Conceptual Strategies I

Prerequisites: Upper division standing and/or consent of instructor. Priority enrollment given to art majors.
Description: Conceptual strategies for artists: listing, indexing icons, language, chance, etc. Computers in art production. Laboratory. Extra fee required.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

ART 412 : Computer Applications in Conceptual Design I

Prerequisites: Upper division standing. Must be taken concurrently with ART 410. Priority enrollment given to art majors.
Description: Digital computer as a design tool. Programming to create and manipulate graphic imagery, including graphic, sound, and text events. No computer background required. Extra fee required.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

ART 422 : Weaving I - Beginning

Prerequisites: ART 222 or equivalent.
Description: Basic weaving techniques using four harness looms. May be repeated for a total of 6 units on advisement. Laboratory. Extra fee required.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

ART 423 : Constructed Surfaces

Prerequisites: Art 222; upper division standing; restricted to art majors and minors.
Description: Exploration in relief surface treatments using a variety of approaches incorporating textile-related techniques. Possibilities of raw materials and substrates for adhesion, integration or construction; conceptual contribution that material selection and working process make. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2013

ART 424 : Surface Design Studio

Prerequisites: ART 222 or equivalent.
Description: Fundamental surface design techniques on fabric for producing two- and three-dimensional forms with emphasis on the design process and concept development. Studio activities from portfolio samples to larger fine art pieces are explored. May be repeated for a total of 6 units on advisement. Laboratory. Extra fee required.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2013

ART 431 : Painting 1

Prerequisites: ART 231 or equivalent. Priority enrollment given to art majors.
Description: Concepts, techniques, and disciplines of painting. Laboratory. Extra fee required.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

ART 432 : Drawing 2

Prerequisites: ART 231 or equivalent. Priority enrollment given to art majors.
Description: Drawing concepts and media. Laboratory. Extra fee required.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

ART 433 : Figure Drawing

Prerequisites: ART 231 or equivalent. Priority enrollment given to art majors.
Description: Figure drawing concepts in varied media. May be repeated for a total of 6 units. Laboratory. Extra fee required.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

ART 434 : Color Workshop

Prerequisites: ART 231 or equivalent. Priority enrollment given to art majors.
Description: Color vocabulary and theoretical concepts of color: Color is fundamental to painting and other disciplines. Pigments, dyes, inks. Laboratory. Extra fee required.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

ART 435 : Printmaking Workshop: Relief

Prerequisites: ART 235 and 3 units of drawing from ART 231, 432, 433, 533, or equivalent.
Description: Relief workshop. May be repeated for a total of 6 units. Laboratory. Extra fee required.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

ART 436 : Printmaking Workshop: Intaglio

Prerequisites: ART 235 and 3 units of drawing from ART 231, 432, 433, 533, or equivalent.
Description: Intaglio workshop. May be repeated for a total of 6 units. Laboratory. Extra fee required.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

ART 437 : Printmaking Workshop: Lithography

Prerequisites: ART 235 and 3 units from ART 231, 432, 433, 533, or equivalent.
Description: Lithography workshop. May be repeated for a total of 6 units. Laboratory. Extra fee required.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

ART 438 : Monoprinting

Prerequisites: ART 235 and 3 units of drawing from ART 231, 432, 433, 533, or equivalent.
Description: Exploration of process. Experimentation and re-evaluation of the medium and its relationship to traditional printmaking. May be repeated for a total of 6 units. Extra fee required. Laboratory.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

ART 440 : Sculpture 2

Prerequisites: ART 240 or equivalent. Priority enrollment given to Art majors.
Description: Development of sculptural/artistic ideas, skills, materials, and steel and wood fabrication. Laboratory. Extra fee required.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

ART 445 : Ceramics 2

Prerequisites: ART 245 or equivalent. Priority enrollment given to art majors.
Description: Clay and glaze. Form exploration with wheel and handbuilding techniques. May be repeated for a total of 12 units with consent of instructor. Laboratory. Extra fee required.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

ART 450 : Art for Children

Prerequisites: Upper division standing or consent of instructor; restricted to art, liberal studies, and CAD majors/minors.
Description: Creative experiments with varied media to explore art in child development. Laboratory. Extra fee required.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

ART 460 : Photography 2

Prerequisites: ART 260 or equivalent beginning black and white chemical process photo course. Priority enrollment given to art majors.
Description: Advanced black and white photo-chemical processes, techniques that utilize contemporary art concepts and approaches. Laboratory. Extra fee required.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

ART 501 : Western Art: Special Areas

Prerequisites: Upper division standing and courses specified by topic in Class Schedule. Topic to be specified in Class Schedule.
Description: May be repeated as topics vary.
Units: 3

ART 501 : Art and Politics in the 20th Century: 1900-1968

Prerequisites: Upper division standing, ART 202 and 203, or equivalent.
Description: Selected topics in 20th century art and politics. Includes futurism and World War I, the Mexican revolution and the mural movement, the great depression and documentary, the civil rights movement and the Vietnam war and American arts activism, among others.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

ART 501 : Art of the Dutch Golden Age

Prerequisites: Upper division standing; ART 201 or ART 202 or equivalent; or consent of instructor.
Description: Examination of the Art of the Dutch Golden Age, 1581 - 1700, in historical context. Focus on distinctive aspects of Dutch society including politics, economy, patriotism, gender construction, and impact of emerging middle classes on production and consumption. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2012

ART 501 : History of New Media Art

Prerequisites: Art 201 or 202, or equivalent.
Description: History of new media art from the 1960s to the present, including performance art, installation, video, digital photography, computers, the internet, and biotechnologies. Critical and theoretical readings required.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

ART 501 : History of Photography

Prerequisites: Upper division standing.
Description: The history of photography from 1820 to the present. Survey of the major movements and the effect they had on the visual arts and the society at large. Lectures, field trips, and guest lecturers. Evaluation based on projects, papers, and presentations.
Units: 3

ART 501 : History of Prints

Prerequisites: ART 202 or ART 203.
Description: Evolution and development of Western printmaking from the late 14th century until the present. Consideration of the varied functions of prints ranging from propaganda to personal expression. Exploration of the connections of prints to their political, social, and cultural contexts.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2013

ART 501 : Performance Art

Prerequisites: ART 201, 202, or equivalent.
Description: An exploration of traditional and tribal sources for contemporary sited, conceptual, performance, and video art. Related post-modern choreography is also discussed.
Units: 3

ART 501 : Postmodernism: Art of the 1980s

Prerequisites: ART 506 or equivalent.
Description: Investigates Postmodernism as it relates to visual art and architecture from the late 1970s to the early 1990s, including questions of authorship, originality, appropriation, commodification, and identity politics.
Units: 3

ART 501 : Spanish Art: Case Studies of Major Artists

Prerequisites: ART 202 or 203.
Description: Selected major Spanish artists (El Greco, Velazquez, Goya, and Gaudi) active during turning points in Spanish history from 1580 to 1920. In-depth consideration of their work in terms of their political, social, and intellectual contexts.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

ART 501 : Women and Art: 20th-21st Centuries

Prerequisites: ART 201, ART 202 or equivalent.
Description: History of women's involvement in the visual arts of the 20th and 21st centuries: gender and representation in modernist and post-modernist art.
Units: 3

ART 501 : Women's Art: Middle Ages to the 19th Century

Prerequisites: Upper division standing.
Description: Study of images of women and images done by women from the 16th to the 19th century. Emphasis on women's art relationships to stylistic movements (neoclassicism to conceptual art). Investigation of women artists forgotten by art history.
Units: 3

ART 502 : Asian Art: Special Areas

Prerequisites: ART 205 or equivalent. Topic to be specified in Class Schedule.
Description: May be repeated as topics vary.
Units: 3

ART 502 : Art of South Asia: India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal

Prerequisites: ART 205 or equivalent.
Description: Exploration of the art and architecture of South Asia from the Neolithic period to the contemporary period.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2013

ART 502 : Asian American Art

Prerequisites: ART 205 or equivalent.
Description: Exploration of art of Asian American artists from the late 19th century to the present.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2013

ART 502 : Buddhist Art

Prerequisites: Upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Survey of the evolution and expansion of Buddhist art in India, Nepal, Tibet, China, Japan, Korea, and Southeast Asia. The unique character of the art of the various Buddhist sects is emphasized.
Units: 3

ART 502 : Contemporary Asian Art

Prerequisites: ART 205 or equivalent.
Description: Art history survey of Asian art in India, China, Japan, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam and Indonesia from post-1940's to present. Post-colonialism, Orientalism, globalization and neo-traditionalism themes are explored.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

ART 502 : The Art of Japan

Prerequisites: ART 205 or equivalent.
Description: Japanese art from the Mesolithic period to the 20th century within a larger historical, cultural, and social context.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2013

ART 504 : The Art and Architecture of Islam

Prerequisites: Upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Case study examination of the tradition and practices of Islamic art and architecture, artistic developments from the 7th century to the present, and regional variations in Africa, Asia, and Europe.
General Education:
  • Segment III Cluster - Islamic Societies and Cultures
  • Cultural, Ethnic, or Social Diversity (CESD)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

ART 506 : Art Since 1945

Prerequisites: ART 201, ART 202 or equivalents. Priority enrollment given to art majors.
Description: A survey of major movements and themes in art internationally since 1945.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

ART 507 : Art of China

Prerequisites: ART 205 or equivalent.
Description: Historical development of painting, sculpture, and other arts in China from earliest times to the 19th century within the larger context of Chinese culture. This course is offered as ART 507 and HUM 507. Students may not repeat the course under an alternate prefix.
Units: 3

ART 508 : Contemporary Art in a Global Context

Prerequisites: ART 506.
Description: Survey of contemporary art globally, considering its social, political, and economic conditions, as well as its institutions and markets. Themes include changing ideas of artistic medium; social and relational aesthetics, globalization; the Postcolonial turn, and digital technologies.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

ART 509 : Art Productions: Studio, Art History, Art Education

Prerequisites: Upper division standing; art majors and minors only.
Description: Research, design, and development of visual material for instructional purposes. Concurrent enrollment permitted in two different sections of the course. May be repeated for a total of 3 units. Laboratory.
Units: 1
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

ART 511 : Conceptual and Information Arts: Special Areas

Prerequisites: Upper division standing or consent of instructor. Topic to be specified in Class Schedule. Priority enrollment given to art majors.
Description: May be repeated 3 times per topic for a total of 21 units. Extra fee required. Laboratory.
Units: 1-3

ART 511 : Art and Theory in Technology

Prerequisites: Upper division standing and consent of instructor.
Description: Theoretical approach to technology and art practice with an understanding of technology's role in society. Issues covered through readings, discussions, research, class presentations, site visits. Artistic work can include any form in technological media. Extra fee required.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2012

ART 511 : Conceptual Strategies

Prerequisites: Upper division standing and consent of instructor.
Description: Explores non-traditional artmaking strategies introduced through the conceptual art movement of the late '60s. Focus is towards artwork that uses conceptual, structural, systemic, or linguistic forms. Primacy of idea over material.
Units: 3

ART 511 : Digital Video: Interactive Images

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor and upper division standing. Enrollment priority for art majors.
Description: Hands-on introduction to use of interactive digital video technology for cinema and experimental visual arts applications covering conceptualization, programming, production, and presentation using Macintosh Hypercard Development system. Extra fee required.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

ART 511 : Electronics and Robotics in Conceptual Design

Prerequisites: Upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Basic tools, materials, and concepts of electronics and robotics. Applications in art-making. Organized as a stepped series of projects. No previous electronics background required. Laboratory. Extra fee required.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

ART 511 : New Communication Technology in the Visual Arts

Prerequisites: Upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Exploration of the concepts and hands-on techniques for creating art works that use contemporary telecommunications technology including computer networks, computer bulletin boards, modems, answering machines, the telephone system, videotext, slow scan image transmission, and satellites. Extra fee required. Laboratory.
Units: 3

ART 511 : Research and Emerging Technology for Artists

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor.
Description: An introduction to emerging technologies and areas of scientific inquiry likely to have significant cultural impact in the future. Exploration of ways artists can learn about this research and use information to construct art works. Extra fee may be required.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

ART 522 : Weaving 2 - Intermediate

Prerequisites: ART 422 or equivalent.
Description: Expands on the technical and creative skills acquired in Weaving I. Intermediate hand weaving and textile concepts using eight-harness floor looms. Exploration of multi-harness weave structures from sampling towards individual art projects. May be repeated for a total of 6 units. Laboratory. Extra fee required.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

ART 523 : Textiles: Special Areas

Prerequisites: ART 422 or 424 or equivalent. Topic to be specified in Class Schedule.
Description: May be repeated for a total of 12 units as topics vary. Laboratory. Extra fee required.
Units: 3

ART 523 : Experimental Techniques

Prerequisites: ART 422 or 424 or equivalent, basic computer and Photoshop skills, upper division standing.
Description: Studio experiences exploring textile pattern repeat traditions with contemporary uses in various disciplines of fine arts and design. Textile techniques from handmade to computer manipulated/generated. Laboratory. Extra fee required.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

ART 523 : Textile Futures

Prerequisites: ART 222 plus 3 units from ART 422, ART 424, or ART 624. Priority registration restricted to art majors/minors, then consent of instructor.
Description: Exploration of the intersection of textiles and emergent technologies and processes towards new ways of creating, defining, and experiencing textiles. Technique modules planned include laser cutting and digital cloth printing. Extra fee required. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3

ART 524 : Surface Design 3

Prerequisites: ART 424 or equivalent.
Description: Experimental surface design applied to the study of costume. May be repeated for a total of 6 units. Activity. Extra fee required.
Units: 3

ART 525 : Textiles Studio Process

Prerequisites: Upper division standing in Art major or minor.
Description: Advanced studio experience for self-guided studio projects and assignments. Exploration and investigation of technique and mechanics necessary to create fully resolved and in-depth works of art. Laboratory. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

ART 531 : Painting 2

Prerequisites: ART 431. Priority enrollment given to art majors.
Description: Special problems in painting. May be repeated for a total of 6 units. Laboratory. Extra fee required.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

ART 533 : Figure Painting

Prerequisites: ART 431 and 433 or equivalent. Priority enrollment given to art majors.
Description: Problems in painting the human figure. May be repeated for a total of 6 units. Laboratory. Extra fee required.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

ART 534 : Mixed Media Painting

Prerequisites: ART 231 and 431 or equivalents. Priority enrollment given to art majors.
Description: Formal, conceptual, and structural aspects of painting using traditional and non-traditional mediums, including mechanical and digital reproduction. May be repeated for a total of 6 units. Laboratory. Extra fee required.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2013

ART 536 : Printmaking: Special Areas

Prerequisites: Three units of printmaking from ART 435, 436, 437, 438 or equivalent or consent of instructor. Topic to be specified in Class Schedule.
Description: May be repeated as topics vary. Laboratory. Extra fee required.
Units: 3

ART 536 : Alternative Photo Printmaking

Prerequisites: 3 units of printmaking from ART 435, 436, 437, 438 or equivalent or consent of instructor.
Description: Exploring and discovering means of producing printed multiples beyond scope of conventional and accepted media of expression using photography. Gaining proficiency in darkroom technique and concepts as they may apply to relief, intaglio, lithography. Extra fee required.
Units: 3

ART 536 : Bookarts

Prerequisites: 3 units of printmaking from ART 435, ART 436, ART 437, ART 438, or equivalent.
Description: Explores and considers the history of the printed word and applies this knowledge to the practice of making final products such as word-image related prints or "artists' books." Extra fee required.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

ART 536 : Mixed Media Printmaking

Prerequisites: 3 units of printmaking from ART 400 series or equivalent and consent of instructor.
Description: Print related techniques, materials, and systems paired with traditional and non-traditional media. Laboratory. May be repeated for a total of 6 units. Extra fee required.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2012

ART 536 : Silkscreen

Prerequisites: ART 235, and 3 units from ART 435, 436, 437 or 438. Restricted to ART majors.
Description: Silkscreen techniques in printmaking utilizing hand drawn and photo-emulsion stencils; emphasis on printing on paper and the versatility of process in combination with other print techniques. Laboratory. Plus-minus letter grade only. May be repeated for a total of 6 units.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

ART 539 : Art Productions: Drawing, Painting and Printmaking

Prerequisites: Upper division standing; art majors and minors only.
Description: Research, design, and development of visual material for instructional purposes. Concurrent enrollment permitted in two different sections of the course. May be repeated for a total of 4 units. Laboratory.
Units: 1
Latest Offering: Fall 2012

ART 540 : Sculpture 3

Prerequisites: ART 440. Priority enrollment given to Art majors.
Description: Development of sculptural expertise and personal creative growth. May be repeated for a total of 9 units. Laboratory. Extra fee required.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

ART 541 : Sculpture: Special Areas

Prerequisites: ART 540 or equivalent. Topic to be specified in Class Schedule. Priority enrollment given to art majors.
Description: May be repeated for a total of 12 units as topics vary. Laboratory. Extra fee required.
Units: 3

ART 544 : Raku

Prerequisites: ART 545 or consent of instructor. Priority enrollment given to art majors.
Description: Methods of obtaining basic glazes, advanced slip decoration and design, building and understanding of varied oriental raku kilns, and reduction and oxidation firing. May be repeated for a total of 6 units. Laboratory. Extra fee required.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2013

ART 545 : Ceramics 3

Prerequisites: ART 445 with a grade of C or better. Priority enrollment given to art majors.
Description: Problems in ceramics. May be repeated for a total of 6 units. Laboratory. Extra fee required.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

ART 546 : Ceramics: Special Areas

Prerequisites: ART 545 or equivalent. Topic to be specified in Class Schedule.
Description: May be repeated for a total of 12 units as topics vary. Laboratory. Extra fee required.
Units: 3

ART 546 : Glaze Surfaces

Prerequisites: Upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Conducting advanced experiments in the production of a clay body. Calculating, executing, and experimenting with various aspects of the glaze potential. Constructing kilns and participating in their firing.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

ART 550 : Field Experience in Art Education

Prerequisites: ART 450 or equivalent.
Description: Seminar and supervised art education internships in a variety of Bay Area sites: schools, museums, cultural centers, social institutions, art and educational organizations. May repeated for a maximum of 6 units.
Units: 3

ART 551 GW : Resources and Strategies for Art and Learning - GWAR

Prerequisites: Studio art major; junior/senior standing; ENG 214 with grade of C- or better.
Description: Exercises in research, creative studio inquiry, writing about ideas, issues and resources in art education. Fulfills the junior level writing requirement for the studio art concentration. ABC/NC grading only.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

ART 560 : Photography 3

Prerequisites: ART 260 and ART 460 or equivalent. Priority enrollment given to art majors.
Description: Introduction to imaging processes using Adobe Photoshop. This is a bridge course where analog media is translated to digital information for printing. Assignments combine technical exercises with conceptual themes in contemporary photography. May be repeated for a total of 6 units. Laboratory. Extra fee required.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

ART 562 : Color Photography I

Prerequisites: ART 560 and/or ART 563 Ways of Seeing. Priority enrollment given to art majors.
Description: Advanced digital color photography and image processing and printing. Digital camera with Camera Raw file capability required. May be repeated for a total of 6 units. Laboratory.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

ART 563 : Photography: Special Areas

Prerequisites: ART 560 or equivalent and consent of instructor. Topic to be specified in Class Schedule. Priority enrollment given to art majors.
Description: May be repeated as topics vary. Laboratory. Extra fee required.
Units: 3

ART 563 : Photo Documentary

Prerequisites: ART 560 and consent of instructor.
Description: Workshop emphasizing individual projects in photo documentation as a fine art.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

ART 563 : Photography as a Critical Tool

Prerequisites: ART 560 and ART 563, Topics: Ways of Seeing or Introduction to Photoshop; concurrent enrollment with ART 562-Color I.
Description: Builds on advanced photoshop techniques to work out conceptual problems in contemporary photography involving composite representation, use of media images and creation of finished project portfolios. Extra fee required.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

ART 563 : Ways of Seeing

Prerequisites: ART 560 or equivalent and consent of instructor.
Description: A survey of the principal ways of photographic "seeing" and the aesthetic, political, and philosophical reasons behind these attitudes and how they have affected society and the arts. Extra fee required.
Units: 3

ART 602 GW : Art History Methods - GWAR

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent with a grade of C or better; junior or senior art major with art history emphasis.
Description: Advanced seminar in art history research methods. Course paper fulfills senior project for majors with art history emphasis. (ABC/NC grading only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

ART 610 : Conceptual Strategies III

Prerequisites: ART 410, 412, six units of 511, and consent of instructor.
Description: Production and research projects. May be repeated for a total of 9 units. Laboratory.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

ART 612 : Computer Applications in Conceptual Design III

Prerequisites: ART 410, 412, and three units of 511, and consent of instructor.
Description: Conceptual design computer applications workshop. May be repeated for a total of 9 units. Extra fee required.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

ART 619 : Exhibition Design

Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing and art major.
Description: Theory and production of exhibitions, including planning, collecting, preparation, annotation, and criticism. May be repeated for a total of 6 units.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

ART 624 : Sculptural Cloth and Fiber

Prerequisites: ART 222 or consent of instructor.
Description: Exploration of object making, as well as ideas in installation, through the learning of ways to shape cloth and fiber into forms and structures using a variety of textile related techniques and approaches.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2013

ART 631 : Painting 3

Prerequisites: ART 431, 531, and painting area recommendation and permission. Priority enrollment given to art majors.
Description: Painting workshop. May be repeated for a total of 9 units. Laboratory. Extra fee required.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

ART 635 : Advanced Printmaking

Prerequisites: Departmental recommendation and permission.
Description: Advanced printmaking projects emphasizing aesthetic and technological developments. May be repeated for a total of 6 units. Laboratory. Extra fee required.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

ART 640 : Sculpture 4

Prerequisites: ART 540 and departmental recommendation and permission. Priority enrollment given to art majors.
Description: Sculpture workshop. May be repeated for a total of 9 units. Laboratory. Extra fee required.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

ART 645 : Ceramics 4

Prerequisites: Departmental recommendation and permission. Priority enrollment given to art majors.
Description: Ceramics workshop. May be repeated for a total of 9 units. Laboratory. Extra fee required.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

ART 650 : Curriculum and Instruction in Art

Prerequisites: Senior and graduate students; majors/minors in Museum Studies, Single Subject Credential, College of Ed.
Description: Principles and practices of curriculum planning and instruction in the visual arts. Objectives, issues, problems; and teaching techniques. Extra fee required.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

ART 651 : Service Learning in Art Education

Prerequisites: ART 231 or 240 or equivalent.
Description: Preparatory course in art education for residency in El Salvador. Includes readings in art education theory, discussions and lectures pertaining to Salvadoran culture and history, planning and preparation for working with a community in El Salvador. May be repeated for a total of 2 units.
Units: 1

ART 655 : Curriculum and Instruction II

Prerequisites: ART 650; restricted to single subject teaching credential program.
Description: Continuation of ART 650. Provides a forum for examining issues and ideas related to contemporary classroom practice in the teaching of visual art.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

ART 660 : Photography 4

Prerequisites: ART 560 or equivalent. Priority enrollment given to art majors.
Description: Photography workshop. May be repeated for a total of 9 units. Laboratory. Extra fee required.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

ART 662 : Color Photography II

Prerequisites: ART 562 or ART 563 (Ways of Seeing). Priority enrollment given to art majors.
Description: Advanced digital color printing and image processing. Digital camera with Camera Raw file capability required. Laboratory. Extra fee required. May be repeated for a total of 6 units.
Units: 3

ART 663 : Honors Seminar in Photography

Prerequisites: Senior standing; art majors/minors. Concurrently enrollment in any 500 or 600 level photography course.
Description: Examination of philosophical and critical issues in contemporary photography art practice that include reading salient texts, looking at contemporary photography and examining in this context student work.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

ART 670 : Art as Inquiry - Interdisciplinary Studio Experiences

Prerequisites: Two 500-level or one 600-level course in area of emphasis; seniors only.
Description: Self-directed studio research/inquiry focusing on the why, what and how of studio art practice. Emphasis on contemporary practice and theory, creating a cohesive body of work, and critical feedback. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 units toward the degree.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

ART 685 : Projects in the Teaching of the Visual Arts

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor and completion of equivalent course in the subject matter.
Description: Teaching experiences in art, art education, and art history through assigned instructional projects as classroom aides. Training in teaching principles including supervised classroom teaching activities. (Students may earn a maximum of 4 units toward the baccalaureate degree for any course(s) numbered 685 regardless of discipline.)
Units: 1-3

ART 690 GW : Professional Practices: Studio Art - GWAR

Prerequisites: Studio art major in junior/senior standing; ENG 214 or equivalent with grade of C- or better.
Description: Professional skills within art practice methods, research, writing, and creative work development. Fulfills the junior level writing requirement for the studio art concentration. Laboratory. (ABC/NC grading only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

ART 699 : Independent Study

Prerequisites: Upper division standing, consent of instructor, and approval of the student's adviser and dean of the college.
Description: Independent study, under supervision of a staff member selected by the student, of some aspect of the field not covered by regular courses. May be repeated for credit with consent of instructor, the adviser, and the department chair. No more than 3 units can be taken during any one semester.
Units: 1-3

ART 700 : Seminar in Art Theory and Criticism

Prerequisites: Classified graduate status in art.
Description: Art theory, aesthetics, and contemporary issues of art and art criticism as they apply to the creative artist. Should be completed in the first semester of enrollment of classified graduate studies. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

ART 701 : Art History: Images and Meaning

Prerequisites: ART 602, ART 700, classified graduate status and/or consent of instructor.
Description: Advanced research seminar in art history. Historical area studies, iconography, and textual analyses. May be repeated for a total of 6 units.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

ART 702 : Graduate Art History Methods

Prerequisites: Classified graduate status.
Description: Graduate seminar in art history research methods. May be repeated for a total of 6 units.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

ART 703 : Art History Research Applications

Prerequisites: ART 700 or ART 701 or consent of instructor.
Description: Develop professional skills in problem formulation, visual and textual analysis, and art historical argument.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

ART 704 : Seminar in Art

Prerequisites: Classified status in art, consent of instructor and graduate major adviser.
Description: Intensive critical investigation of selected aspects of the visual arts. May be repeated for a total of 18 units.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

ART 705 : Contemporary Art

Prerequisites: ART 700 and not less than 6units of art history including ART 203 or ART 506 or equivalents taken within the last 5years.
Description: Focus on the research of both the visual theories and the accomplishments of the post-WW II period and the changing attitudes and styles that form contemporary traditions.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

ART 719 : Exhibition Design

Prerequisites: None
Description: Theory and production of exhibitions, including planning, collecting, preparation, annotation, and criticism.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

ART 750 : Seminar in Teaching Art Practice

Prerequisites: Classified M.F.A. graduate status or consent of instructor.
Description: Development of teaching and related career preparation skills, philosophies and curriculum planning in art practice fields. Strongly recommended for teaching assistants in ART 850. May be taken by advanced undergraduates preparing for college level teaching careers in art.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2012

ART 780 : Graduate Visiting Artist/Scholar Studio

Prerequisites: Classified graduate status and consent of instructor.
Description: Integration of interdisciplinary studio with contemporary art issues. Students work with guest artists, critics, or scholars. May be repeated for a total of 6 units. Classwork, 1 unit; activity, 2 units.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

ART 850 : Directed Experience in Public Roles for Artists

Prerequisites: Classified graduate status in art; consent of supervising instructor and graduate major adviser.
Description: Supervised directed experiences and seminar in the teaching of art and/or internship in other public roles that artists occupy, etc. May be repeated for a total of 6 units.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

ART 852 : Directed Experience in Art Education

Prerequisites: Classified graduate status; consent of the supervising instructor and the graduate major adviser.
Description: Experiences in the teaching of art under the supervision of an instructor.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

ART 853 : Directed Experience in Museum Education

Prerequisites: ART 700, 705, or 602 and consent of the graduate major adviser.
Description: Intern experience in museums, community centers, and art programs under the supervision of an Art Department instructor. May be repeated for a total of 6 units.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

ART 882 : Tutorial in Studio

Prerequisites: Classified graduate status in art and consent of instructor and graduate major adviser.
Description: Critical direction on a one-to-one basis. Intended to develop a student's individual vision and capabilities as a professional artist. May be repeated for a total of 6 units.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

ART 890 : Creative Work Research

Prerequisites: ART 700, 704, 705, and consent of major adviser.
Description: Development of creative research in the art area with direct application to the creative work project. Must be taken in the semester before acceptance in ART 894.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

ART 894 : Creative Work Project

Prerequisites: ART 890; consent of instructor and approval of Advancement to Candidacy (ATC) for the Master of Fine Arts and Culminating Experience (CE) forms by Graduate Studies.
Description: ATC and Proposal for Culminating Experience Requirement forms must be approved by the Graduate Division before enrollment. May be repeated with consent of the department chair if taken previously for an M.A. at SF State.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

ART 897 : Research Projects in Art

Prerequisites: ART 700, 704, 705, and consent of graduate major adviser.
Description: Development of a problem of major interest to a student with direct application of methods of research, research findings, and production to creative activity in the art area.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

ART 898 : Master's Thesis

Prerequisites: ART 700, ART 701, ART 702, ART 703; consent of instructor and approval of Advancement to Candidacy (ATC) and Culminating Experience (CE) forms by Graduate Studies.
Description: One-semester paper demonstrating art historical theory, methods, research. ATC and Proposal for Culminating Experience Requirement forms must be approved by Graduate Studies before registration. (CR/NC grading only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

ART 899 : Independent Study

Prerequisites: Classified graduate status and consent of instructor.
Description: Independent study, under supervision, of some aspect of the field related to the student's final thesis or project. May be repeated for a total of 6 units with consent of instructor. CR/NC grading only
Units: 1-3
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