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ART


College of Creative Arts
(See Art in the Academic Programs section for information on degrees)

Students who are neither art majors nor minors, wishing to elect an art course, may have prerequisites waived only by consent of the instructor and by petition to the Art Department.

Undergraduate Courses

200 level courses: Explorations in the various areas of the art department. They are designed to serve as prerequisite experiences for upper division work.

201 Western Art History I (3) [GE]

The conceptual and technical relationship of visual form to values of the ancient and medieval periods in Europe. [CAN ART 2]

202 Western Art History II (3) [GE]

The conceptual and technical relationship of visual form to values of the Renaissance, Baroque, and Rococo periods.

203 Modern Art History (3)

Priority enrollment given to art majors. The conceptual and technical relationship of visual form to values of the 19th and 20th centuries in Europe and America, from Romanticism to the Contemporary period.

204 Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas (3) [GE]

An introductory survey of the traditional arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas. Slide lectures stress methodology for studying non-western cultures and the diverse values and socio-political systems that produced the art.

205 Asian Art History (3)

The conceptual and technical relationship of visual form to values in the art of China, Korea, Japan, India, Tibet, and South East Asia. (Also offered as HUM 205.)

210 Exploration in Conceptual Design (3) [GE]

Studio experiences correlating concepts, form-languages, and a variety of modes of art expression. Extra fee required. Laboratory.

222 Exploration in Textiles (3) [GE]

Studio experiences correlating textile media with basic techniques and processes. Extra fee required. Laboratory.

224 Exploration in Surface Design (3) [GE]

Studio experiences correlating fabric surface design with various textile techniques and processes. Extra fee required. Laboratory.

225 Exploration in Metal Arts and Jewelry (3) [GE]

Studio experiences correlating the craft of metal arts and jewelry work with basic techniques and processes. Extra fee required. Laboratory.

231 Exploration in Drawing and Painting (3) [GE]

Studio experiences correlating drawing and painting media with basic techniques and processes. Extra fee required. Laboratory.

235 Exploration in Drawing and Printmaking (3) [GE]

Studio experiences correlating drawing and printmaking media with basic techniques and processes. Extra fee required. Laboratory. [CAN ART 20]

240 Exploration in Sculpture (3) [GE]

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. Extra fee required. Laboratory. [CAN ART 12]

245 Exploration in Ceramics (3) [GE]

Studio experiences correlating clay media with basic techniques and processes. Extra fee required. Laboratory. [CAN ART 6]

247 Exploration in Glass (3)

Studio experiences correlating glass media with basic techniques such as stained glass, glass slumping and fusing, and an introduction to glass blowing. Extra fee required. Laboratory.

260 Exploration in Photography (3) [GE]

Basic introduction to black and white film processing and printing. Assignments structured to develop students' awareness of photography as art. Students must provide 35mm camera with manually adjustable apertures and shutter speeds. Automatic cameras not acceptable. Extra fee required. Laboratory. [CAN ART 18]

300 level courses: Upper division courses designed for non-majors. Such courses are not generally applicable to the art major.

303 The Artist in the 20th Century: Cultures in CollisionóCultures in Fusion (3) [GE]

A multi-cultural, multi-ethnic overview of selected topics in Twentieth century art. Examines the ways in which artists have moved out of their own cultural frameworks and have borrowed from a multitude of cultural sources and the ways in which non-European artists have provided alternative creative expressions.

305 Photography and Society (3)

A study of society and culture as reflected and influenced by still and moving photography. The impact of the film image on the development of intellectual information in the 19th and 20th centuries.

360 Color Transparencies (3)

Introduction to the use of color transparency materials including film types, exposure testing, color balance, copy slides. Analysis of the photograph as art and information. Cameras and film provided by students.

400 level courses: Designed as basic disciplines within the various professional areas of the art department. College level studio experiences and commitment in the discipline are required.

402 History of Architecture (3)

Prerequisite: ART 201, 202, 203, or equivalent. The interplay of function, structure, and form during the major periods of world art with emphasis on modern architecture.

404 Late Antiquity and Medieval Art and Architecture (3)

Prerequisite: ART 201, 202, 203, or equivalent. Painting, sculpture, architecture, and the other arts in Europe between late Antiquity and the Renaissance.

405 Art, Literature, and Power in the Renaissance (3)

Prerequisite: ART 201, or 202, or equivalent. European Renaissance and Baroque art and literature examined in terms of power structures affecting all aspects of culture and society. Case studies of social, political, cultural, and religious contexts of specific works. (Also offered as HUM 405.)

406 Renaissance Art (3)

Prerequisite: ART 201, 202, 203, or equivalent. A study of the painting, sculpture, and architecture of the fourteenth, fifteenth, and sixteenth centuries in Italy and Northern Europe.

408 Baroque and Rococo Art (3)

Prerequisite: ART 201, 202, 203, or equivalent. A study of the painting, sculpture, and architecture of seventeenth and eighteenth century Europe. Topics include the impact of the Counter-Reformation and the rise of modern nation states on seventeenth century art, and the political undercurrents in eighteenth century art.

410 Conceptual Strategies I (3)

Prerequisites: upper division standing and/or consent of instructor. Must be taken concurrently with ART 412. Priority enrollment given to art majors. Artmaking with an emphasis on conceptual strategies: listing, indexing, icons, language, chance, etc. Introduction to computers in art production. Extra fee required. Laboratory.

412 Computer Applications in Conceptual Design I (3)

Prerequisite: upper division standing. Must be taken concurrently with ART 410. Priority enrollment given to art majors. Focus on using the digital computer as a design tool through programming to create and manipulate graphic imagery. Programming graphic, sound, and text events. No mathematical or computer background required. Extra fee required.

422 Textiles I (3)

Prerequisite: ART 222 or equivalent. Introductory experiences in basic weaving techniques using four harness looms. May be repeated for a total of six units under advisement. Extra fee required. Laboratory.

424 Surface Design I (3)

Prerequisite: ART 224 or equivalent. Fundamental surface design techniques on fabric for producing two- and three-dimensional forms. May be repeated for a total of six units on advisement. Extra fee required. Laboratory.

425 Metal Arts and Jewelry I (3)

Prerequisite: ART 225 or equivalent. Materials, tools, and techniques of contemporary jewelry. Methods of fabricating, casting, enameling, lapidary, and electro-forming. May be repeated for a total of six units. Extra fee required. Laboratory.

431 Painting and Drawing I (3)

Prerequisite: ART 231 or equivalent. Priority enrollment given to art majors. Experience with various concepts, techniques and disciplines of painting and drawing. Extra fee required. Laboratory.

432 Drawing (3)

Prerequisite: ART 231 or equivalent. Priority enrollment given to art majors. Experience with concepts and media in drawing. Extra fee required. Laboratory.

433 Life Drawing and Painting I (3)

Prerequisite: ART 231 or equivalent. Priority enrollment given to art majors. Experience with concepts and media in drawing and painting the human figure. Extra fee required. Laboratory.

435 Printmaking Workshop: Relief (3)

Prerequisites: six units of drawing from ART 231, 431, 433, 533, or equivalent. Relief workshop with emphasis on individual projects. May be repeated for a total of six units. Extra fee required. Laboratory.

436 Printmaking Workshop: Intaglio (3)

Prerequisites: six units of drawing from ART 231, 431, 433, 533, or equivalent. Intaglio workshop with emphasis on individual projects. May be repeated for a total of six units. Extra fee required. Laboratory.

437 Printmaking Workshop: Lithography (3)

Prerequisites: six units of drawing from ART 231, 431, 433, 533, or equivalent. Lithography workshop with emphasis on individual projects. May be repeated for a total of six units. Extra fee required. Laboratory.

438 Monoprinting (3)

Prerequisites: six units from ART 231, 431, 433, 533, or equivalent. Exploration of monoprint process. Emphasis on experimentation and re-evaluation of medium and its relationship to traditional printmaking. May be repeated for a total of six units. Extra fee required. Laboratory.

438 Printmaking Workshop: Silkscreen (3)

Prerequisites: six units of drawing from ART 231, 431, 433, 533, or equivalent. Silkscreen workshop with emphasis on individual projects. May be repeated for a total of six units. Extra fee required. Laboratory.

440 Sculpture I (3)

Prerequisite: ART 240 or equivalent. Development of sculptural/artistic ideas and skills examined in relation to the nature of materials and methods of processing. Extra fee required. Laboratory.

445 Ceramics I (3)

Prerequisite: ART 245 or equivalent. Priority enrollment given to art majors. Experience with clay and glaze, involving wheel and handbuilding techniques. Emphasis on form exploration. Extra fee required. Laboratory.

450 Art for Children (3)

Creative experiments with varied media to explore the role of art in child development. Extra fee required. Laboratory.

451 Crafts for Children (3)

Crafts and three dimensional media appropriate for children. Extra fee required. Laboratory.

460 Photography I (3)

Prerequisite: ART 260 or equivalent. Priority enrollment given to art majors. Exploration of photography as a creative medium. Extra fee required. Laboratory.

500 level courses: Advanced work within the area of emphasis. Proficiency is required and courses may be repeated when so indicated.

500 Pre-Hispanic Art of Mexico (3)

Prerequisites: upper division standing or consent of instructor. Emphasis on the ways Mesoamericans used art in service to religion and political ends. Survey of the major artistic traditions and discussion of cultures radically different from our own. (Also offered as LARA 350.)

501 Western Art: Special Areas (3)

Prerequisites: upper division standing and courses specified by topic in Class Schedule. Topic to be specified in Class Schedule. Painting, sculpture, architecture, and other specialized art forms from epochs and areas of special importance in Western Art. May be repeated for credit as topics vary.

502 Asian Art: Special Areas (3)

Prerequisite: ART 205 or equivalent. Topic to be specified in Class Schedule. Painting, sculpture, architecture, bronzes, and ceramics of special importance in the history of Indian, Chinese, or Japanese art. May be repeated for credit as topics vary.

503 Pacific, Native North American, and Caribbean Arts (3) [GE]

Prerequisite: upper division standing. Topic to be specified in Class Schedule. The arts of the Pacific, Native North American, and Caribbean. Emphasis on traditional arts in relation to a cultural heritage and socio-political dictates. May be repeated for credit as topics vary.

504 American Art: Special Areas (3)

Prerequisite: ART 201, 202, 203, or equivalent. Topic to be specified in Class Schedule. Painting, sculpture, architecture, and decorative arts from epochs and areas of special interest to the study of American art. May be repeated for credit as topics vary.

506 American Painting and Sculpture: 1940 to Present (3)

Prerequisite: ART 203 or consent of instructor. Priority enrollment given to art majors. An examination of developments in American painting and sculpture from the second World War to present, stressing the contemporary and the avant-garde.

507 Art of China (3)

Prerequisite: ART 205 or equivalent. The historical development of painting, sculpture and other arts in China from earliest times to the nineteenth century within the larger context of Chinese culture. Special emphasis on the purposes and meanings of styles and genres. (Also offered as HUM 507.)

508 African Art History (3) [GE]

Prerequisite: upper division standing or consent of instructor. Survey of the arts of black sub-Saharan Africa. Discussion of artistic traditions within their social contexts including aspects of mythology, history, social values, music, and dance as they relate to artistic traditions.

509 Art Productions: Art History (1)

Research, design, and development of visual material for instructional purposes. Exhibition techniques. Concurrent enrollment permitted in two different sections of the Art Production Series (509, 519, 539, 549, 559, 569). A total of four units from this Series may be taken for credit. Laboratory.

510 Conceptual Strategies II (3)

Prerequisite: ART 410, 412, and consent of instructor. Continuation of ART 410 with emphasis on complex systems, cultural theory, art, and technology. Extra fee required. Laboratory.

511 Conceptual Design: Special Areas (3)

Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Should be taken concurrently with art course specified in Class Schedule. Priority enrollment given to art majors. Conceptual design workshop with emphasis in special areas. May be repeated as topics vary. Extra fee required. Laboratory.

512 Computer Applications in Conceptual Design II (3)

Prerequisite: ART 410, 412, and consent of instructor. Must be taken concurrently with ART 510. Continuation of ART 412 with focus on advanced applications of computers in the arts. Extra fee required.

519 Art Productions: Textiles and Conceptual Design (1)

Research, design, and development of visual material for instructional purposes. Exhibition techniques. Concurrent enrollment permitted in two different sections of the Art Production Series (509, 519, 539, 549, 559, 569). A total of four units from this Series may be taken for credit. Laboratory.

521 History of Textiles: Special Areas (3)

Topic to be specified in Class Schedule. The social, cultural, practical, and artistic conditions that have influenced particular textile traditions and movements. Tradition, technology, and the craft as a personal reflection of lifestyle. May be repeated for a total of six units as topics vary.

522 Textiles II (3)

Prerequisite: ART 422 or equivalent. Continuation of ART 422. Advanced techniques on four and eight harness looms. Emphasis on development of three-dimensional woven forms combining textile media. May be repeated once for a total of six units. Extra fee required. Laboratory.

523 Textiles: Special Areas (3)

Prerequisite: ART 422 or 424 or equivalent. Topic to be specified in Class Schedule. Textiles workshop with emphasis in special areas. May be repeated for a total of twelve units as topics vary. Extra fee required. Laboratory.

524 Surface Design II (3)

Prerequisite: ART 424 or equivalent. Continuation of ART 424. Experimental work in surface design applied to the study of costume. Advanced techniques in surface design. May be repeated once for a total of six units. Extra fee required. Laboratory.

525 Metal Arts and Jewelry II (3)

Prerequisite: ART 425. Continuation of ART 425 with emphasis on electroforming and surface treatments. May be repeated once for a total of six units. Extra fee required. Laboratory.

526 Metal Art and Jewelry: Special Areas (3)

Prerequisite: ART 525 or equivalent. Topic to be specified in Class Schedule. Metal arts or jewelry workshop with emphasis in special areas. May be repeated for a total of twelve units as topics vary. Extra fee required. Laboratory.

531 Painting and Drawing II (3)

Prerequisite: ART 431. Priority enrollment given to art majors. Continuation of ART 431. Special problems in painting and drawing. Extra fee required. Laboratory.

532 Painting and Drawing: Special Areas (3)

Prerequisite: ART 531 or equivalent. Topic to be specified in Class Schedule. Priority enrollment given to art majors. Painting and drawing workshop with emphasis on special areas. May be repeated for credit as topics vary. Extra fee may be required. Laboratory.

533 Life Drawing and Painting II (3)

Prerequisites: ART 431 and 433 or equivalent. Priority enrollment given to art majors. Special problems in drawing and painting the human figure. May be repeated once for a total of six units. Extra fee required. Laboratory.

536 Printmaking: Special Areas (3)

Prerequisites: three units of printmaking from ART 435, 436, 437, 438 or equivalent or consent of instructor. Topic to be specified in Class Schedule. Printmaking workshop with emphasis on such special areas as monotype, photographics, collagraph, and book arts. May be repeated for credit as topics vary. Extra fee required. Laboratory.

539 Art Productions: Drawing, Painting and Printmaking (1)

Research, design, and development of visual material for instructional purposes. Exhibition techniques. Concurrent enrollment permitted in two different sections of the Art Production Series (509, 519, 539, 549, 559, 569). A total of four units from this Series may be taken for credit. Laboratory.

540 Sculpture II (3)

Prerequisite: ART 440. Continued development of sculptural expertise and of personal creative growth. May be repeated once for a total of six units. Extra fee required. Laboratory.

541 Sculpture: Special Areas (3)

Prerequisite: ART 540 or equivalent. Topic to be specified in Class Schedule. Sculpture work with emphasis on personal development in special topic areas. May be repeated for a total of twelve units as topics vary. Extra fee required. Laboratory.

544 Raku (3)

Prerequisite: ART 545 or consent of instructor. Priority enrollment given to art majors. "Raku" methods of obtaining basic glazes, advanced slip decoration and design, building and understanding of varied oriental raku kilns, and reduction and oxidation firing. Personal growth through individual experimentation encouraged. May be repeated for a total of six units. Laboratory. Extra fee required.

545 Ceramics II (3)

Prerequisite: ART 445. Priority enrollment given to art majors. Continuation of ART 445. Special problems in ceramics. May be repeated once for a total of six units. Extra fee required. Laboratory.

546 Ceramics: Special Areas (3)

Prerequisite: ART 545 or equivalent. Topic to be specified in Class Schedule. Ceramics workshop with emphasis in special areas. May be repeated for a total of twelve units as topics vary. Extra fee required. Laboratory.

547 Glass: Special Areas (3)

Prerequisite: ART 247 or departmental permission. Topic to be specified in Class Schedule. Priority enrollment given to art majors. Glass workshop with emphasis in special areas. May be repeated for a total of twelve units as topics vary. Extra fee required. Laboratory.

548 Glaze Calculations (3)

Prerequisite: ART 545 or consent of instructor. Covers glazes, clay bodies, kiln design, firing techniques and includes workshop experience involving the actual application and development of glazing techniques. Extra fee required.

549 Art Productions: Sculpture, Metal Arts, and Ceramics (1)

Research, design, and development of visual material for instructional purposes. Exhibition techniques. Concurrent enrollment permitted in two different sections of the Art Production Series (509, 519, 539, 549, 559, 569). A total of four units from this Series may be taken for credit. Laboratory.

560 Photography II (3)

Prerequisite: ART 460 or equivalent and consent of instructor. Priority enrollment given to art majors. Continuation of ART 460. Special approaches in photography. May be repeated once for a total of six units. Extra fee required. Laboratory.

562 Color Photography I (3)

Prerequisite: ART 560 or equivalent and consent of instructor. Priority enrollment given to art majors. Color photography, including processing and printing of color materials. May be repeated for a total of nine units. Extra fee required. Laboratory.

563 Photography: Special Areas (3)

Prerequisite: ART 560 or equivalent and consent of instructor. Topic to be specified in Class Schedule. Priority enrollment given to art majors. Photography workshop with emphasis on such special areas as photojournalism, photographic essay, and documentary photography. May be repeated for credit as topics vary. Extra fee required. Laboratory.

569 Art Productions: Photography (1)

Research, design, and development of visual material for instructional purposes. Exhibition techniques. Concurrent enrollment permitted in two different sections of the Art Production Series (509, 519, 539, 549, 559, 569). A total of four units from this Series may be taken for credit. Laboratory.


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