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Studio Art B.A.

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Division of Humanities
  • Program Type: Baccalaureate
  • Requirements for this program are current for Fall 2015
  • Required credits to graduate with this degree: 120
  • Required credits within the major: 52
  • Degree: Bachelor of Arts
Studio art includes studies in the traditional areas of the visual arts, as well as in contemporary concerns and techniques. Students are introduced to the skills of critical analysis of works of art and to a variety of media and approaches to their use. In addition, the discipline supports co-curricular activities, including the UMM Student Art Club, student exhibitions, and guest speakers. Objectives: 1. Students will be introduced to the technical skills necessary for activities in the visual arts; this includes materials, techniques, the safe use of tools, and the safe disposal of waste. 2. Students will be introduced to the concepts necessary for activities in the visual arts; this includes the formal elements of art, as well as learning to think independently, understanding the historical and contemporary development of art and their place in it, the relationship of art to self, culture, and society, and learning to question and examine everything with a critical eye. 3. Students will be introduced to verbal/communication skills necessary for activities in the visual arts; this includes the ability to talk clearly and thoughtfully about their own art as well as the art of others. 4. Students will be introduced to the major traditions of art and the place of visual arts in our culture.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Admission Requirements
For information about University of Minnesota admission requirements, visit the Office of Admissions website.
General Requirements
All students are required to complete general University and college requirements. For more information, see the general education requirements.
Program Requirements
Students are required to take 2 semester(s) of any second language.
Studio courses are assessed an individual lab fee. No grades below C- are allowed. Courses may not be taken S-N, unless offered S-N only. A minimum GPA of 2.00 is required in the major to graduate. The GPA includes all, and only, University of Minnesota coursework. Grades of "F" are included in GPA calculation until they are replaced.
Required Courses
Basic studio is preparation for advanced work in studio art. The three related parts must be taken concurrently and in sequence during the first year. One 1xxx art history course is also recommended during the first year.
Required Courses
First Term of Basic Studio
ARTS 1101 - Basic Studio Drawing I [ART/P] (2.0 cr)
with ARTS 1103 - Basic Studio 2-D Design [ART/P] (2.0 cr)
with ARTS 1105 - Basic Studio Discussion I [ART/P] (1.0 cr)
Second Term of Basic Studio
ARTS 1102 - Basic Studio Drawing II [ART/P] (2.0 cr)
with ARTS 1104 - Basic Studio 3-D Design [ART/P] (2.0 cr)
with ARTS 1106 - Basic Studio Discussion II [ART/P] (1.0 cr)
Second Year Drawing
ARTS 2101 - Drawing From Life I [ART/P] (3.0 cr)
ARTS 2102 - Drawing From Life II [ART/P] (3.0 cr)
Second Year Portfolio Review
Senior Thesis Project
ARTS 4902 - Senior Thesis Project I (2.0 cr)
ARTS 4903 - Senior Thesis Project II (1.0 cr)
Concentrated Studio Art Courses - First Medium
Printmaking
complete 12 credits
ARTS 3200 - Printmaking Studio I [ART/P] (3.0 cr)
ARTS 3210 - Printmaking Studio II [ART/P] (3.0 cr)
or Painting
complete 12 credits
ARTS 3300 - Painting Studio I [ART/P] (3.0 cr)
ARTS 3310 - Painting Studio II [ART/P] (3.0 cr)
or Sculpture
complete 12 credits
ARTS 3400 - Sculpture Studio I [ART/P] (3.0 cr)
ARTS 3410 - Sculpture Studio II [ART/P] (3.0 cr)
or Ceramics
complete 12 credits
ARTS 1050 - Beginning Ceramics [ART/P] (3.0 cr)
ARTS 3650 - Advanced Ceramics [ART/P] (3.0 cr)
or Drawing
complete 12 credits
ARTS 3100 - Advanced Drawing I [ART/P] (3.0 cr)
ARTS 3110 - Advanced Drawing II [ART/P] (3.0 cr)
or Photography/Digital Imaging
complete 12 credits
ARTS 3500 - Photographic and Digital Processes I [ART/P] (3.0 cr)
ARTS 3510 - Photographic and Digital Processes II [ART/P] (3.0 cr)
Concentrated Studio Art Courses - Second Medium
The medium chosen must be different from first medium
Printmaking
complete 6 credits
ARTS 3200 - Printmaking Studio I [ART/P] (3.0 cr)
ARTS 3210 - Printmaking Studio II [ART/P] (3.0 cr)
or Painting
complete 6 credits
ARTS 3300 - Painting Studio I [ART/P] (3.0 cr)
ARTS 3310 - Painting Studio II [ART/P] (3.0 cr)
or Sculpture
complete 6 credits
ARTS 3400 - Sculpture Studio I [ART/P] (3.0 cr)
ARTS 3410 - Sculpture Studio II [ART/P] (3.0 cr)
or Ceramics
complete 6 credits
ARTS 1050 - Beginning Ceramics [ART/P] (3.0 cr)
ARTS 3650 - Advanced Ceramics [ART/P] (3.0 cr)
or Drawing
complete 6 credits
ARTS 3100 - Advanced Drawing I [ART/P] (3.0 cr)
ARTS 3110 - Advanced Drawing II [ART/P] (3.0 cr)
or Photography/Digital Imaging
complete 6 credits
ARTS 3500 - Photographic and Digital Processes I [ART/P] (3.0 cr)
ARTS 3510 - Photographic and Digital Processes II [ART/P] (3.0 cr)
Elective Courses
An additional 15 credits in art, studio (exclusive of those used to meet required courses) and art history. Art, studio electives can be selected from any medium above or the following:
Art Studio Electives
Take 3 or more credit(s) from the following:
· ARTS 3002 - Media Studies: Artist's Books [ART/P] (3.0 cr)
· ARTS 3004 - Media Studies: Mural Project and Public Art [ART/P] (3.0 cr)
· ARTS 3006 - Media Studies: Feminist Art: A Studio Perspective [ART/P] (3.0 cr)
· ARTS 3007 - Media Studies: Printmaking [ART/P] (3.0 cr)
· ARTS 3012 - Media Studies: Ceramics [ART/P] (3.0 cr)
· ARTS 3013 - Media Studies: Painting [ART/P] (3.0 cr)
· ARTS 2xxx
· ARTS 3xxx
· ARTS 4xxx
Art History Electives
Take 12 or more credit(s) from the following:
· ARTH 1101 - Principles of Art [FA] (4.0 cr)
· ARTH 1111 - Ancient to Medieval Art [FA] (4.0 cr)
· ARTH 1121 - Renaissance to Modern Art [FA] (4.0 cr)
· ARTH 2102 - Art and Archaeology of Ancient Greece [FA] (4.0 cr)
· ARTH 2103 - Art and Archaeology of Ancient Rome [FA] (4.0 cr)
· ARTH 3112 - Art and the Byzantine Empire [FA] (4.0 cr)
· ARTH 3113 - Early Islamic Art and Culture [FA] (4.0 cr)
· ARTH 3142 - Art of the Italian Renaissance, 1300-1520 [FA] (4.0 cr)
· ARTH 3161 - 16th-Century Italian Art [FA] (4.0 cr)
· ARTH 3171 - Baroque Art [FA] (4.0 cr)
· ARTH 3191 - American Art to 1900 [FA] (4.0 cr)
· ARTH 3201 - 19th-Century European Art through Post-Impressionism [FA] (4.0 cr)
· ARTH 3211 - Early Modernist Art: Symbolism to Surrealism [FA] (4.0 cr)
· ARTH 3221 - American Art from the End of Modernism to the Postmodern Present [FA] (4.0 cr)
· ARTH 3231 - History of Photography [FA] (4.0 cr)
· ARTH 3241 - African American Art [FA] (4.0 cr)
· ARTH 3261 - Chinese Art [FA] (4.0 cr)
· ARTH 3281 - Women and Art [FA] (4.0 cr)
· ARTH 3291 - Facing the Past: Portraiture and Social History [FA] (4.0 cr)
· ARTH 1xxx
· ARTH 2xxx
· ARTH 3xxx
 
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ARTS 1101 - Basic Studio Drawing I (ART/P)
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Prerequisites: coreq 1103, 1105; one 1xxx ArtH course recommended during the same year
Typically offered: Every Fall
Preparation for advanced work in studio art. Basic exercises of drawing, use and exploration of materials and methods in line and form development, problems of spatial representation. [Note: materials fee required] prereq: coreq 1103, 1105; one 1xxx ArtH course recommended during the same year
ARTS 1103 - Basic Studio 2-D Design (ART/P)
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Prerequisites: coreq 1101, 1105; one 1xxx ArtH course recommended during the same year
Typically offered: Every Fall
Preparation for advanced work in studio art. Elements of two-dimensional design and color theory, introduction to painting and printmaking. [Note: materials fee required] prereq: coreq 1101, 1105; one 1xxx ArtH course recommended during the same year
ARTS 1105 - Basic Studio Discussion I (ART/P)
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Prerequisites: coreq 1101, 1103; one 1xxx ArtH course recommended during the same year
Typically offered: Every Fall
Preparation for advanced work in studio art. Theories, philosophy, history of visual arts, contemporary trends in art, selected readings. prereq: coreq 1101, 1103; one 1xxx ArtH course recommended during the same year
ARTS 1102 - Basic Studio Drawing II (ART/P)
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Prerequisites: 1101, coreq 1104, 1106; one 1xxx ArtH course recommended during the same year
Typically offered: Every Spring
Preparation for advanced work in studio art. Basic exercises of drawing, use and exploration of materials and methods in line and form development, problems of spatial representation. [Note: materials fee required] prereq: 1101, coreq 1104, 1106; one 1xxx ArtH course recommended during the same year
ARTS 1104 - Basic Studio 3-D Design (ART/P)
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Prerequisites: 1103, coreq 1102, 1106; one 1xxx ArtH course recommended during the same year
Typically offered: Every Spring
Preparation for advanced work in studio art. Elements of three-dimensional design, introduction to sculpture. [Note: materials fee required] prereq: 1103, coreq 1102, 1106; one 1xxx ArtH course recommended during the same year
ARTS 1106 - Basic Studio Discussion II (ART/P)
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Preparation for advanced work in studio art. Theories, philosophy, history of visual arts, contemporary trends in art, selected readings. prereq: 1105, coreq 1102, 1104; one 1xxx ArtH course recommended during the same year
ARTS 2101 - Drawing From Life I (ART/P)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: major or minor or #
Typically offered: Every Fall
Via the study of human anatomy, the course increases and improves students' knowledge and skill in drawing as a traditional art form and as a preparation for work in other media. [Note: materials fee required] prereq: major or minor or instr consent
ARTS 2102 - Drawing From Life II (ART/P)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: 2101 recommended
Typically offered: Every Spring
Allows students to use skills previously gained that relate to drawing the human form in a more individual way, integrates those skills with new ideas, and explores experimental drawing directions. [Note: materials fee required] prereq: 2101 recommended
ARTS 4902 - Senior Thesis Project I
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Prerequisites: senior ArtS major, completion of Second Year Portfolio Review
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
A two-semester sequential capstone course for majors, with a focus on the planning and preparation of a senior exhibit and the investigation of other professional skills. Group seminars include portfolio presentation, framing, interviewing, grant writing, and graduate school application. Individual creative research projects focus on development of a thesis and slide talk to accompany the final body of work exhibited in the HFA Gallery during the spring semester. Students participate in a portfolio review by the studio art and art history faculty, concentrating on work from the major medium and other work completed since the Second-Year Portfolio Review. Time of the review is arranged through the discipline coordinator. [Note: materials fee required] prereq: senior ArtS major, completion of Second Year Portfolio Review
ARTS 4903 - Senior Thesis Project II
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Prerequisites: 4902
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
A two-semester sequential capstone course for majors, with a focus on the planning and preparation of a senior exhibit and investigation of other professional skills. Students continue to develop and refine the thesis, slide lecture, and install work in the HFA Gallery during the spring semester for the Senior Exhibit. [Note: materials fee required] prereq: 4902
ARTS 3200 - Printmaking Studio I (ART/P)
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Prerequisites: major or minor or # for nonmajor jrs and srs
Typically offered: Every Fall
Study of and practice in various methods of printmaking: application of drawing skills, color, composition, and personal expression to printmaking techniques. [Note: materials fee required] prereq: major or minor or instr consent for nonmajor jrs and srs
ARTS 3210 - Printmaking Studio II (ART/P)
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Prerequisites: major or minor or # for nonmajor jrs and srs
Typically offered: Every Spring
Study of and practice in various methods of printmaking: application of drawing skills, color, composition, and personal expression to printmaking techniques. [Note: materials fee required] prereq: major or minor or instr consent for nonmajor jrs and srs
ARTS 3300 - Painting Studio I (ART/P)
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Prerequisites: major or minor or # for nonmajor jrs and srs
Typically offered: Every Fall
The development of painting as a means of artistic expression including basic technical, material, and formal compositional problems. [Note: materials fee required] prereq: major or minor or instr consent for nonmajor jrs and srs
ARTS 3310 - Painting Studio II (ART/P)
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Prerequisites: major or minor or # for nonmajor jrs and srs
Typically offered: Every Spring
The development of painting as a means of artistic expression including basic technical, material, and formal compositional problems. [Note: materials fee required] prereq: major or minor or instr consent for nonmajor jrs and srs
ARTS 3400 - Sculpture Studio I (ART/P)
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Prerequisites: major or minor or # for nonmajor jrs and srs
Typically offered: Every Fall
Exploration of sculpture as a means of artistic expression, including an introduction to the planning and construction of three-dimensional forms using both traditional and contemporary techniques. [Note: materials fee required] prereq: major or minor or instr consent for nonmajor jrs and srs
ARTS 3410 - Sculpture Studio II (ART/P)
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Prerequisites: major or minor or # for nonmajor jrs and srs
Typically offered: Every Spring
Exploration of sculpture as a means of artistic expression, including an introduction to the planning and construction of three-dimensional forms using both traditional and contemporary techniques. [Note: materials fee required] prereq: major or minor or instr consent for nonmajor jrs and srs
ARTS 1050 - Beginning Ceramics (ART/P)
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Personal expression through the medium of clay. Topics include forming methods using stoneware and porcelain (hand building and wheel techniques), glazing, the nature of clay, glaze chemistry, firing, and kilns. [Note: materials fee required]
ARTS 3650 - Advanced Ceramics (ART/P)
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Prerequisites: 1050 or #
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
For students who have a working knowledge of basic forming and glazing techniques. Emphasis on advanced hand building and wheel techniques, critiques, glaze experiments, and firing. Assigned projects for the course may vary from semester to semester. [Note: materials fee required] prereq: 1050 or instr consent
ARTS 3100 - Advanced Drawing I (ART/P)
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Prerequisites: 2101, 2102 recommended
Typically offered: Every Fall
Continued development of the skills and understandings required by traditional problems of drawing. [Note: materials fee required] prereq: 2101, 2102 recommended
ARTS 3110 - Advanced Drawing II (ART/P)
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Prerequisites: 2101, 2102; 3100 recommended
Typically offered: Every Spring
Emphasizes self-direction, experimental approaches and materials, and study of contemporary concepts. [Note: materials fee required] prereq: 2101, 2102; 3100 recommended
ARTS 3500 - Photographic and Digital Processes I (ART/P)
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Prerequisites: major or minor or #
Typically offered: Every Fall
The development of photographic and digital processes as a means of artistic expression including basic technical, material, and formal compositional problems. [Note: materials fee required] prereq: major or minor or instr consent
ARTS 3510 - Photographic and Digital Processes II (ART/P)
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Prerequisites: major or minor or #
Typically offered: Every Spring
The development of photographic and digital processes as a means of artistic expression including basic technical, material, and formal compositional problems. [Note: materials fee required] prereq: major or minor or instr consent
ARTS 3200 - Printmaking Studio I (ART/P)
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Prerequisites: major or minor or # for nonmajor jrs and srs
Typically offered: Every Fall
Study of and practice in various methods of printmaking: application of drawing skills, color, composition, and personal expression to printmaking techniques. [Note: materials fee required] prereq: major or minor or instr consent for nonmajor jrs and srs
ARTS 3210 - Printmaking Studio II (ART/P)
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Prerequisites: major or minor or # for nonmajor jrs and srs
Typically offered: Every Spring
Study of and practice in various methods of printmaking: application of drawing skills, color, composition, and personal expression to printmaking techniques. [Note: materials fee required] prereq: major or minor or instr consent for nonmajor jrs and srs
ARTS 3300 - Painting Studio I (ART/P)
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Prerequisites: major or minor or # for nonmajor jrs and srs
Typically offered: Every Fall
The development of painting as a means of artistic expression including basic technical, material, and formal compositional problems. [Note: materials fee required] prereq: major or minor or instr consent for nonmajor jrs and srs
ARTS 3310 - Painting Studio II (ART/P)
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Prerequisites: major or minor or # for nonmajor jrs and srs
Typically offered: Every Spring
The development of painting as a means of artistic expression including basic technical, material, and formal compositional problems. [Note: materials fee required] prereq: major or minor or instr consent for nonmajor jrs and srs
ARTS 3400 - Sculpture Studio I (ART/P)
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Prerequisites: major or minor or # for nonmajor jrs and srs
Typically offered: Every Fall
Exploration of sculpture as a means of artistic expression, including an introduction to the planning and construction of three-dimensional forms using both traditional and contemporary techniques. [Note: materials fee required] prereq: major or minor or instr consent for nonmajor jrs and srs
ARTS 3410 - Sculpture Studio II (ART/P)
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Prerequisites: major or minor or # for nonmajor jrs and srs
Typically offered: Every Spring
Exploration of sculpture as a means of artistic expression, including an introduction to the planning and construction of three-dimensional forms using both traditional and contemporary techniques. [Note: materials fee required] prereq: major or minor or instr consent for nonmajor jrs and srs
ARTS 1050 - Beginning Ceramics (ART/P)
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Personal expression through the medium of clay. Topics include forming methods using stoneware and porcelain (hand building and wheel techniques), glazing, the nature of clay, glaze chemistry, firing, and kilns. [Note: materials fee required]
ARTS 3650 - Advanced Ceramics (ART/P)
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Prerequisites: 1050 or #
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
For students who have a working knowledge of basic forming and glazing techniques. Emphasis on advanced hand building and wheel techniques, critiques, glaze experiments, and firing. Assigned projects for the course may vary from semester to semester. [Note: materials fee required] prereq: 1050 or instr consent
ARTS 3100 - Advanced Drawing I (ART/P)
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Prerequisites: 2101, 2102 recommended
Typically offered: Every Fall
Continued development of the skills and understandings required by traditional problems of drawing. [Note: materials fee required] prereq: 2101, 2102 recommended
ARTS 3110 - Advanced Drawing II (ART/P)
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Prerequisites: 2101, 2102; 3100 recommended
Typically offered: Every Spring
Emphasizes self-direction, experimental approaches and materials, and study of contemporary concepts. [Note: materials fee required] prereq: 2101, 2102; 3100 recommended
ARTS 3500 - Photographic and Digital Processes I (ART/P)
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Prerequisites: major or minor or #
Typically offered: Every Fall
The development of photographic and digital processes as a means of artistic expression including basic technical, material, and formal compositional problems. [Note: materials fee required] prereq: major or minor or instr consent
ARTS 3510 - Photographic and Digital Processes II (ART/P)
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Prerequisites: major or minor or #
Typically offered: Every Spring
The development of photographic and digital processes as a means of artistic expression including basic technical, material, and formal compositional problems. [Note: materials fee required] prereq: major or minor or instr consent
ARTS 3002 - Media Studies: Artist's Books (ART/P)
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Prerequisites: major or minor or #
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Personal expression through artist's books. Designed for students who have a working knowledge of the basic principles and skills of art such as drawing, 2D and 3D design, composition, and color theory. [Note: materials fee required] prereq: major or minor or instr consent
ARTS 3004 - Media Studies: Mural Project and Public Art (ART/P)
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Prerequisites: major or minor or #
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Understanding and exploration of contemporary mural art through reading, writing, and production of art. Collaborative production of a large-scale painted mural in a public setting. Designed for students who have a working knowledge of the basic principles and skills of art such as drawing, 2D and 3D design, composition, and color theory. [Note: materials fee required] prereq: major or minor or instr consent
ARTS 3006 - Media Studies: Feminist Art: A Studio Perspective (ART/P)
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Prerequisites: major or minor or #
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
The impact of the women's movement of the 1970s on contemporary art. Exploration of the notion of "women's work" as a studio practice; the materials, methods, and issues that define feminist work. [Note: materials fee required] prereq: major or minor or instr consent
ARTS 3007 - Media Studies: Printmaking (ART/P)
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Prerequisites: major or minor or #
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Study of and practice in various contemporary methods of printmaking: application of drawing skills, color, composition, and personal expression to alternative printmaking techniques. [Note: materials fee required] prereq: major or minor or instr consent
ARTS 3012 - Media Studies: Ceramics (ART/P)
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Prerequisites: major or minor in ArtS
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Study of and practice in specialized methods and techniques in ceramics not covered under the regular curriculum. [Note: materials fee required] prereq: major or minor in ArtS
ARTS 3013 - Media Studies: Painting (ART/P)
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Prerequisites: ArtS major or minor
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Study of and practice in various contemporary methods in painting: application of drawing skills, color, composition, and personal expression to alternative painting techniques. [Note: materials fee required] prereq: ArtS major or minor
ARTH 1101 - Principles of Art (FA)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
An introduction to the theories, methods, and vocabulary of art history. Involves development of basic skills of research, analysis, and interpretation of individual works of art. Helps the student to understand the intrinsic as well as the historical-cultural meanings of works of art.
ARTH 1111 - Ancient to Medieval Art (FA)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Survey of the major works of art of western Europe from its origins in the Paleolithic period through to the full development of the Gothic era. Includes the monuments of ancient Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, and Rome as well as those of the Early Christian and Romanesque periods. Also includes some treatment of non-Western traditions in this era.
ARTH 1121 - Renaissance to Modern Art (FA)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Survey of the major works of art of western Europe and the United States from 1400 to the present.
ARTH 2102 - Art and Archaeology of Ancient Greece (FA)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Prerequisites: any 1xxx ArtH course or sophomore status or #
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Beginning with the Bronze Age civilizations of the Aegean (Minoan, Cycladic, and Mycenaean), this course follows the development of the painting, sculpture, and architecture of ancient Greece, concentrating on the Classical period in Athens and the Hellenistic period in the Mediterranean. prereq: any 1xxx ArtH course or sophomore status or instr consent
ARTH 2103 - Art and Archaeology of Ancient Rome (FA)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Prerequisites: any 1xxx ArtH course or sophomore status or #
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
In-depth study of Roman art and archaeology beginning with the Villanovans and Etruscans and ending with the rise of Early Christian art. Focus on the public and political art of the various emperors. prereq: any 1xxx ArtH course or sophomore status or instr consent
ARTH 3112 - Art and the Byzantine Empire (FA)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
A chronological and socio-political exploration of the development of art within the Byzantine Empire. The various roles that this art took within and beyond the borders of Byzantium. prereq: any 1xxx ArtH course or jr status or instr consent
ARTH 3113 - Early Islamic Art and Culture (FA)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Prerequisites: any 1xxx ArtH course or jr status or #
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
An investigation of Islamic art and architecture in both the secular and religious realm. Examination of these works in the context of the cultures and historical periods that produced them. Begins with the birth of Islamic art and continues up until the Ayyubid dynasty (14th century). prereq: any 1xxx ArtH course or jr status or instr consent
ARTH 3142 - Art of the Italian Renaissance, 1300-1520 (FA)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
A variety of methods (including stylistic, gender, and contextual theories) are used to explore the painting and sculpture of such artists as Giotto, Donatello, Leonardo, Raphael, and Michelangelo. prereq: any 1xxx ArtH course or jr status or instr consent
ARTH 3161 - 16th-Century Italian Art (FA)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
An investigation of the fascinating trends of Mannerist and Venetian Renaissance art, considered through the lenses of art theory, biography, social history, and style. prereq: any 1xxx ArtH course or jr status or instr consent
ARTH 3171 - Baroque Art (FA)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Prerequisites: any 1xxx ArtH course or jr status or #
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
A sociohistorical consideration of the stylistic and thematic diversity present in the works of such 17th-century masters as Caravaggio, Bernini, Velazquez, Rembrandt, and Vermeer. prereq: any 1xxx ArtH course or jr status or instr consent
ARTH 3191 - American Art to 1900 (FA)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Prerequisites: any 1xxx ArtH course or jr status or #
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
A thematic exploration of the role of painting, sculpture, and the decorative arts in American society, from colonial times to 1900. Topics include the landscape and Manifest Destiny, American icons, folk art, and the representation of American Indians, African Americans, and women. prereq: any 1xxx ArtH course or jr status or instr consent
ARTH 3201 - 19th-Century European Art through Post-Impressionism (FA)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Survey of major movements from Neoclassicism through Romanticism, Realism, and Impressionism to Post-Impressionism. Attention is given to iconographical and formal analysis as well as to the social conditions in which artists lived and worked. prereq: any 1xxx ArtH course or jr status or instr consent
ARTH 3211 - Early Modernist Art: Symbolism to Surrealism (FA)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Survey of the major early modernist movements from Symbolism through Cubism, Futurism, Expressionism, Constructivism, De Stijl, and the Bauhaus to Surrealism. Attention is given to theories of modern art as well as to formal and iconographical analyses and to the social conditions in which modern art was created and experienced. prereq: any 1xxx ArtH course or jr status or instr consent
ARTH 3221 - American Art from the End of Modernism to the Postmodern Present (FA)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
An examination of selected artists and movements from the 1940s through the present. Equal emphasis is given to the art and the social context in which it was made and experienced, and to modernist and postmodernist aesthetic and critical thought. prereq: any 1xxx ArtH course or jr status or instr consent
ARTH 3231 - History of Photography (FA)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Survey of European and American photography from the period of invention to the present. Major artists and movements are examined in the context of a variety of aesthetic, social, and technical issues. prereq: any 1xxx ArtH course or jr status or instr consent
ARTH 3241 - African American Art (FA)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Survey of African American art from colonial times to the present, focusing on social context and aesthetic and biographical issues. prereq: any 1xxx ArtH course or jr status or instr consent
ARTH 3261 - Chinese Art (FA)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Survey of Chinese arts from the Neolithic times to the 20th century, presented in the context of Chinese culture. prereq: any 1xxx ArtH course or jr status or instr consent
ARTH 3281 - Women and Art (FA)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Prerequisites: any 1xxx ArtH course or jr status or #
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
A historical survey of women's roles as creators and patrons of the visual arts in Western European and American societies, from antiquity to the present. prereq: any 1xxx ArtH course or jr status or instr consent
ARTH 3291 - Facing the Past: Portraiture and Social History (FA)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
This seminar examines functions and formats of portraits created primarily in Western Europe between 1400-1800, in order to gain greater insight as to how various social identities (such as that of husband and wife, child, friend, and freak of nature) were visually constructed and verbally interpreted. prereq: any 1xxx ArtH course or jr status or instr consent