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INTER-ARTS


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

Undergraduate Courses

201 The Nature of Creativity in the Arts (3)

Prerequisite: admission to Arts Bridge to College Program. An examination of a variety of visual, performing, and media art works for the purpose of better understanding the process by which they were created. Each work and/or artist is studied in terms of method, aesthetic value, historical context, and natural implications. CR/NC grading only.

211 Creative Applications in the Arts (3)

Prerequisite: admission to Arts Bridge to College program or consent of instructor. Creative explorations in select area(s) of arts media, concepts, and processes beyond those available in the public schools.

300 Creative Intersections: New Forms and Processes (3)

Prerequisite: upper division standing. Study and applications of experimental ideas, models, processes, new media at intersections between the arts, leading to original works fusing visual, performing, media elements. May be repeated for a total of six units. Extra fee required.

301 Introduction to Computers as Arts Media (3)

Prerequisites: upper division standing and creative arts major. Introduction to arts applications such as graphics, music, computer-aided design, word processing, and information networks; principles of computer software and hardware; and hands-on programming skills. Preparation for use of computers in expressive activities and for further study. Extra fee required. Laboratory.

307 Collaborative Ideas and Processes in the Arts (3)

Prerequisites: upper division standing and major in Creative Arts. Studies/applications in a variety of dynamic interactive models, negotiations, role changes, creative processes in group collaborations, leading to original works fusing concepts, images, text, space/environment, sound, varied media.

315 Self and Others (3) [GE]

Theories and techniques of presenting the self through the creative arts. Examination of the relation between self and others as expressed aesthetically.

320 Contemporary Writing in the Arts (3) [GE]

Prerequisite: upper division standing. Study and applications of contemporary forms of critical and expressive writings by artists, critics, others as art forms and for informative and promotional purposes. Evaluation of roles of critical/descriptive writings within a variety of arts contexts.

350 New Applications in the Arts (3)

Prerequisite: upper division standing. Topic to be specified in Class Schedule. Studies in, and applications of, new ideas, methodologies, and media technologies in the arts. May be repeated for nine units of credit when topics vary.

354 Arts Administration (3)

Prerequisite: ENG 214 or approved equivalent. Examination of administrative and support systems, initiation and development of events, programs, organizations, opportunities in the arts for varied cultural and community groups. Paired with IAC 754. Students who have completed IAC 354 may not take IAC 754 later for credit.

360 Human Expression Through the Arts (3) [GE]

An interdisciplinary investigation of the relationship between human emotional expressions and their formalized intentions as conveyed through the arts; a multi-dimensional view of aesthetics, semiotics, and the synergy of artistic communication.

361 Creativity and the Arts (3)

Prerequisite: upper division standing. Inquiry into varying origins, processes, purposes, and manifestations of creativity in the visual, media, and performing arts. Includes the generative impact of theory/practice relationships, unique languages, media, methods, human differences, artist/audience relationships.

370 Arts and Artists of San Francisco (3) [GE]

An exploration of contemporary artistic issues and styles, with close attention to the arts and artists of San Francisco. Discussions with working artists, demonstrations of current techniques and practices in art, music, theatre, film, video, and design.

371 Arts and Artists of California (3) [GE]

Prerequisite: upper division standing. Exploration of the arts throughout California history. Includes the development of dance, theatre, music, film, and visual arts, and relationships between these art forms and the social, political, economic, and ethnic conditions serving as their context.

380 New Directions in the Arts: Expression and Social Change (3) [GE]

Prerequisite: upper division standing. Study of arts expression in media, performance, and visual arts as voices of cultural diversity, enhancement, and change.

400 Synthesis: Culminating Interdisciplinary Project (3)

Prerequisites: successful completion of departmental proficiency review. Required culminating course in major. Synthesis of select visual, textual, audio, spatial/environmental, kinesthetic elements in a significant, original, interdisciplinary work. May be repeated for a maximum of six units.

401 Dynamic Computer Graphics for the Arts (3)

Prerequisites: IAC 301 or equivalent and consent of instructor. Interdisciplinary course in developing basic technical/conceptual skills in dynamic computer graphics and applying them to arts problems. Students complete creative projects emphasizing two-dimensional dynamic computer graphics and incorporating three-dimensional object modelling. May be repeated for a total of six units of credit.

426 Thought and Image II (3) [GE]

Prerequisite: ENG 114 or equivalent. Exemplary works in the arts and humanities studied as central expressions of the meanings and values of their respective cultures. Works are paired from differing cultures on a global scale for cross-cultural comparison. CHS/HUM 425 and IAC 426 need not be taken in sequence.

440 Arts Law, Economics, Survival (3) [GE]

Prerequisite: junior standing. Historical/current legal, economic, survival issues of arts/artists. Includes arts institutions, censorship, ownership, copyrights, fund raising, marketing, networking. Paired with IAC 740. Students who have completed IAC 440 may not take IAC 740 later for credit.

444 The Spectacle of Revolution: Politics in Theater and Film (3)

Prerequisite: upper division standing. The political nature of artistic spectacle, primarily in the twentieth century. Theater and film as battlegrounds of ideas and political movements. Politics as performance, art as confrontation. (Also offered as CINE and THA 444.)

450 Projections: Light-formed Images (3)

A workshop exploring projections in a performance and installation context. May include slide-dissolve sequencing, shadow and light, film, video, and unusual projection systems (light sculpture, 3-D, etc.)

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452 Internship in Creative Arts (3)

Prerequisites: senior standing, creative arts major department approval, and IAC proposal approval. Internship in interdisciplinary arts, creative arts discipline, arts administration, or creative arts education in professional community arts center, museum, performance center, or other arts affiliation organization. May be repeated twice for credit.

500 Liberal Studies Planning (1)

Prerequisite: Liberal Studies major with Creative Arts core area. Planning, designing, and developing Liberal Studies programs with creative arts emphasis. Major requirements, course selection, resources, theme development, career planning. Especially recommended for Multiple Subjects Teaching Credential candidates. CR/NC grading only.

640 Movement, Intermedia, and Virtual Response (3)

Prerequisites: intermediate dance technique and DANC 232, or twelve credits of Creative Arts courses. For course description, see DANC 640.

699 Independent Projects in Inter-Arts (1-3)

Prerequisites: consent of supervising instructor and interdisciplinary major adviser. Supervised study of some aspect of interdisciplinary studies in the arts not included as a part of the curriculum. May be repeated for a maximum of six units of credit.

Graduate Courses

700 Arts as Experience: Practice and Theory (3)

An introduction to the graduate program that provides a general overview of topics relevant to interdisciplinary arts with an emphasis on "life art;" i.e., art activities done within the context of everyday life.

701 Three Dimensional Computer Imaging for the Arts (3)

Prerequisites: IAC 401 or equivalent and consent of instructor. Graduate workshop taking interdisciplinary approach to developing advanced technical/conceptual skills related to modelling, motion choreography, and rendering. Students complete creative projects emphasizing three dimensional visual problem solving related to their personal direction. May be repeated for a total of nine units of credit. Extra fee required.

707 Collaborative Processes in the Arts (3)

Prerequisite: IAC 700 or 800. Studies/applications in a variety of dynamic interactive models, negotiations, role changes, creative processes in group collaborations, leading to original works fusing concepts, images, text, performance, space/environment, sound, varied media.

710 Seminar in Interdisciplinary Arts Theory and Criticism (3)

Prerequisite: IAC 700. Exploration of the interface between theory/criticism and practice in contemporary interdisciplinary arts, focusing on critics who also produce art and artists who write theory/criticism. Work that erodes distinctions between these roles are also studied.

720 Alternative Documentary Forms (3)

Prerequisite: IAC 700 (may be taken concurrently) or departmental approval. Investigates inherent issues of alternate and experimental documentaries with particular emphasis on those that use hybrid forms or non-linear and fictional structures that rupture conventional notions of this form. May be repeated for a total of six units.

730 Intersections: Narrative and Interactive Expression (3)

Prerequisite: IAC 700 (may be taken concurrently) or department approval. Workshop on experimental uses of narrative in visual and performative arts media. May be repeated twice for a total of six units of credit.

731 Intersections: Sound, Media, Text, Context (3)

Prerequisite: IAC 700. A workshop in sound in an inter-arts context. Emphasis may vary but will explore forms such as sound sculpture, text-sound composition, sound in performance and installation, sound for film and video and dance.

732 Intersections: Image, Media, Text, Context (3)

Prerequisite: IAC 700 (may be taken concurrently) or departmental approval. A workshop on the relationship between image and text in such media as video, film, photography, computer art, installations, and artists' books. May be repeated twice for credit.

733 Intersections: Performance, Media, Text, Context (3)

Workshop in performance art. Explores the history and theory of performance as it entered the visual arts, literary arts, and as it developed from experimental theater, dance, music, film, and video. Students present performance projects.

734 New Creative Applications in Media Technology (3)

Prerequisite: IAC 700 (may be taken concurrently) or department approval. Critical evaluation and fine art applications in new technologies, including video, computer, interactive computer, digital sound, electronically generated/altered perceptions, Virtual Reality, telecommunications. May be repeated twice for a total of six units of credit.

740 Arts Law, Economics, Survival (3)

Prerequisite: IAC 700 or 800 or departmental approval. Historical/current legal, economic survival issues of arts/artists. Includes arts institutions, censorship, ownership, copyrights, fund raising, marketing, networking. Paired with IAC 440. Students who have completed IAC 440 may not take IAC 740 for credit.

750 Seminar: Contemporary Issues in Inter-Arts (3)

Prerequisite: IAC 700. Topic to be specified in Class Schedule. Advanced problems in specific areas of interdisciplinary studies in the creative arts. May be repeated for a total of nine units as topics vary.

754 Arts Administration (3)

Prerequisite: ENG 214 or approved equivalent. Examination of administrative and support systems, initiation and development of events, programs, organizations, opportunities in the arts for varied cultural and community groups. Paired with IAC 354. Students who have completed IAC 354 may not take IAC 754 for credit.

800 Creativity: Individual and Cultural Change (3)

Study of creative development of individuals and culturally diverse groups through the arts. Current research on arts learning, inspiring creativity. The impact of varying cultural environments, institutions, and events on individual and public opportunity for experience of the arts.

850 Creativity: Education, Community, Culture (3)

Prerequisite: IAC 800 or departmental approval. Topic to be specified in Class Schedule. Contemporary issues in creativity; arts education; arts administration; public arts experiences; arts and transcultural communications/change; creative media technology. May be repeated three times as topics vary.

852 Internship in Inter-Arts (3)

Prerequisite: consent of supervising instructor. Directed experience in the experimental/interdisciplinary arts, including research, internships, and field projects. Individually planned and focused exploration and development of a theme. May be repeated for a total of six units.

894 Master's Creative Work Project (3)

Independent development of a master's level work in graduate interdisciplinary studies. Graduate Approved Program and Proposal for Culminating Experience Requirement forms must be approved by the Graduate Division before registration.

898 Master's Thesis (3)

Independent development of a master's level problem in graduate interdisciplinary studies. Graduate Approved Program and Proposal for Culminating Experience Requirement forms must be approved by the Graduate Division before registration.

899 Special Study (1-3)

Prerequisite: approval of the graduate adviser. Selected projects in various aspects of the creative arts. May be repeated for a maximum of six units.


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