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Art B.A.

UMD Art and Design, Dept of
College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Program Type: Baccalaureate
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2023
  • Required credits to graduate with this degree: 120
  • Required credits within the major: 56
  • Degree: Bachelor of Arts
This art program provides study in art with an emphasis on the liberal arts. Along with the courses required within the major, students must select either a minor, another major, or dual degree appropriate for their academic goals or interests. Honor Requirements: Candidates, nominated by Art and Design Department faculty, receive honors for distinguished achievement demonstrated in part by the senior student exhibition or a senior presentation or project.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Admission Requirements
New students are admitted to pre-major status before admission to this major. To quality for this program pre-art students must pass a portfolio review (ART 902); the portfolio is scheduled both fall and spring semesters.
For information about University of Minnesota admission requirements, visit the Office of Admissions website.
Required prerequisites
Learning in Community (1 cr)
The Learning in Community requirement will be waived for transfer students with at least 30 credits taken post high school and for UMD students who started in a UMD program where this was not required. First-year students who have completed 30 PSEO credits may request a waiver to the studentís primary college.
UST 1000 - Learning in Community (1.0-2.0 cr)
or EHS 1000 - Into the World [GLOBAL PER] (3.0 cr)
or ES 1000 - Global Cultural Perspectives on Environmental Sustainability [GLOBAL PER] (3.0 cr)
or LING 1000 - Language and Culture in the U.S. What does it Mean to Speak American [CDIVERSITY] (3.0 cr)
or PSY 1100 - Living Your Best Life: Applying Positive Psychology [CDIVERSITY] (3.0 cr)
Required prerequisites
Core (6 cr)
Take 2 or more course(s) totaling 6 or more credit(s) from the following:
· ART 1010 - Drawing I [FINE ARTS] (3.0 cr)
· ART 1012 - 3-D Design (3.0 cr)
Required prerequisites
Foundations (12 cr)
Group A
Take 1 or more course(s) totaling 3 or more credit(s) from the following:
· ART 1011 - 2-D Design (3.0 cr)
· ART 1013 - 2-D Digital Design (3.0 cr)
Group B
Take 2 or more course(s) totaling 6 or more credit(s) from the following:
· ART 1900 - Visual Literacy [LE CAT, FINE ARTS] (3.0 cr)
· ARTH 1304 - History of World Art II [LE CAT, HUMANITIES] (3.0 cr)
Take 1 or more course(s) totaling 3 or more credit(s) from the following:
· ARTH 1303 - History of World Art I [LE CAT, HUMANITIES, GLOBAL PER] (3.0 cr)
· ARTH 1305 - History of World Art III [HUMANITIES, GLOBAL PER] (3.0 cr)
Required prerequisites
Portfolio Review ( 0 cr)
At least one course from the Core, one course from each Foundations area, and a 2.0 GPA minimum in art and art history courses is required prior to enrolling in Portfolio Review. Remaining Core or Foundations courses can be completed after Portfolio Review.
Take 1 or more course(s) from the following:
· ART 902 - Studio Art Portfolio Review (0.0 cr)
General Requirements
  1. Students must meet all course and credit requirements of the departments and colleges or schools in which they are enrolled including an advanced writing course. Students seeking two degrees must fulfill the requirements of both degrees. However, two degrees cannot be awarded for the same major.
  2. Students must complete all requirements of the Liberal Education Program or its approved equivalent.
  3. Students must complete a minimum of 120 semester credits completed in compliance with University of Minnesota Duluth academic policies with credit limits (e.g., Satisfactory/Non-Satisfactory Grading Policy, Credit for Prior Learning, etc).
  4. At least 30 semester credits must be earned through UMD, and 15 of the last 30 credits earned immediately before graduation must be awarded by UMD.
  5. At least half of upper-division (3xxx-level or higher) credits that satisfy major requirements (major requirements includes all courses required for the major, including courses in a subplan) through UMD.
  6. If a minor is required, students must take at least three upper division credits in their minor field from UMD.
  7. For certificate programs, at least 3 upper-division credits that satisfy requirements for the certificate must be taken through UMD. If the program does not require upper division credits students must take at least one course from the certificate program from UMD.
  8. The minimum cumulative University of Minnesota (UMN) GPA required for graduation is 2.00 and includes only University of Minnesota coursework. A minimum UMN GPA of 2.00 is required in each UMD undergraduate major, minor, and certificate. No academic unit may impose a higher GPA standard to graduate.
  9. Diploma, transcripts, licensure, and certification will be withheld until all financial obligations to the University have been met.
Program Requirements
1. A second field of study (minor, major, degree) is required for this major. 2. Attend two Visual Culture Lecture Series events each semester (fall and spring). 3. Global experience is a UMD goal for all students, and international study is encouraged. Talk with an academic or faculty advisor to explore academic options for fulfilling some of your degree requirements through study abroad.
Advanced Writing (3 cr)
WRIT 3110 - Advanced Writing: Arts and Letters (3.0 cr)
or WRIT 4230 - Web Design and Digital Culture (3.0 cr)
or WRIT 4250 - New Media Writing (3.0 cr)
Visual Culture Lecture Series
Attend two visual lecture events each fall and spring semesters.
Visual Lecture (2 events)
Art & Art History Core (6 cr)
ART 3700 - Drawing II (3.0 cr)
ARTH 2300 - The City as a Work of Art [LE CAT, HUMANITIES] (3.0 cr)
Studio Foundations (12 cr)
Students are advised to review pre-requisites for all studio electives and plan accordingly.
Lower Division Studio Electives (2000 Level)
Take 4 or more course(s) totaling 12 or more credit(s) from the following:
· ART 2014 - 3-D Modeling and Animation (3.0 cr)
· ART 2016 - Digital Arts: Mixed-Media Studio (3.0 cr)
· ART 2018 - Digital Arts: Interactive Media (3.0 cr)
· ART 2030 - Digital Arts: Time-based Media (3.0 cr)
· ART 2040 - Digital Filmmaking: Visual Narratives (3.0 cr)
· ART 2100 - Painting I (3.0 cr)
· ART 2200 - Sculpture I (3.0 cr)
· ART 2400 - Ceramics I (3.0 cr)
· ART 2500 - Jewelry and Metals I (3.0 cr)
· ART 2600 - Photography I (3.0 cr)
· ART 2300 - Printmaking I: Intaglio, Relief (3.0 cr)
or ART 2301 - Printmaking I: Litho, Screen (3.0 cr)
Studio Electives (9 cr)
Upper Division Studio Electives (3000-4000 Level)
Take 3 or more course(s) totaling 9 or more credit(s) from the following:
· ART 3040 - Digital Filmmaking: Experimental Techniques (3.0 cr)
· ART 3100 - Painting II (3.0 cr)
· ART 3200 - Sculpture II (3.0 cr)
· ART 3214 - Sculpture II: Robotics and Physical Computing [FINE ARTS] (3.0 cr)
· ART 3300 - Printmaking II (3.0 cr)
· ART 3305 - Sustainability Studio: Theory and Practice [FINE ARTS, SUSTAIN] (3.0 cr)
· ART 3400 - Ceramics II (3.0 cr)
· ART 3405 - Fundamentals of Ceramics II [FINE ARTS] (3.0 cr)
· ART 3425 - Ceramics II Wheel Throwing (3.0 cr)
· ART 3500 - Jewelry and Metals II (3.0 cr)
· ART 3600 - Intermediate Concepts in Photography (3.0 cr)
· ART 3615 - Photography: Inventing with Light (3.0 cr)
· ART 3700 - Drawing II (3.0 cr)
· ART 4016 - Digital Arts: Advanced Projects (3.0 cr)
· ART 4040 - Digital Filmmaking: Advanced Projects (3.0 cr)
· ART 4100 - Painting III (3.0 cr)
· ART 4200 - Sculpture III (3.0 cr)
· ART 4300 - Printmaking III (3.0 cr)
· ART 4400 - Ceramics III (1.0-3.0 cr)
· ART 4600 - Photography: Digital Portfolio (3.0 cr)
· ART 4650 - Alternative Processes Portfolio (3.0 cr)
· ART 4675 - Photography: The Photographic Book (3.0 cr)
· ART 4700 - Drawing III (3.0 cr)
Art History Elective (3 cr)
Take 1 or more course(s) totaling 3 or more credit(s) from the following:
· ARTH 2380 - A Global History of Contemporary Art (3.0 cr)
· ARTH 2390 - US Art and Visual Culture in the 20th Century [LE CAT, LECD C, HUMANITIES, CDIVERSITY] (3.0 cr)
· ARTH 2620 - History of Photography (3.0 cr)
· ARTH 3130 - Modern and Contemporary Mexican Art (3.0 cr)
· ARTH 3150 - Contemporary Global Exhibition (3.0 cr)
· ARTH 3330 - Renaissance Art & Architecture: Europe 1300 - 1550 [HUMANITIES] (3.0 cr)
· ARTH 3331 - European Architecture and its Legacy [HUMANITIES] (3.0 cr)
· ARTH 3340 - Baroque and Rococo: European Art & Architecture 1550 - 1750 (3.0 cr)
· ARTH 3360 - Art and Social Change in Europe, Russia, and the United States (3.0 cr)
· ARTH 3361 - Being and Becoming Modern: European Art 1855 - 1955 (3.0 cr)
· ARTH 3370 - Dreamworld and Catastrophe: Art and Visual Culture in the Cold War (3.0 cr)
Capstones (4 cr)
ART 4812 - Senior Seminar (3.0 cr)
ART 4898 - Art BA Senior Exhibition (1.0 cr)
 
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UST 1000 - Learning in Community
Credits: 1.0 -2.0 [max 2.0]
Course Equivalencies: EHS 1000/UST 1000/ ES 1000
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Facilitates the successful transition into college learning and student life at UMD. Credit will not be granted if already received for EHS 1000.
EHS 1000 - Into the World (GLOBAL PER)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: EHS 1000/UST 1000/ ES 1000
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
This course fulfills the UST 1000 requirement. Facilitates the transition into college learning and student life at UMD and the College of Education and Human Service Professions. Introduces the promise and peril of global challenges in the 21st century and relates these challenges to local communities. pre-req: 1st semester CEHSP student
ES 1000 - Global Cultural Perspectives on Environmental Sustainability (GLOBAL PER)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
This course fulfills the UST 1000 requirement. This course explores the global cultural context of sustainability while facilitating the successful transition into college learning and student life at UMD. Examine the topic of environmental sustainability through the context of global culture and affairs. Explore different cultural approaches to solving environmental issues, compare and contrast these approaches with those taken in the US. Investigate the concept of outsourcing with respect to the peoples and ecosystems that are impacted by the practice. pre-req: less than 30 credits earned
LING 1000 - Language and Culture in the U.S. What does it Mean to Speak American (CDIVERSITY)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
This course fulfills the UST 1000 requirement. Facilitates the successful transition into college learning and student life at UMD while simultaneously fulfilling other core requirements. Examines the topic of Cultural Diversity in the U.S. through the context of language and dialect in American English. Explores the impact language has on the broad spectrum of American culture, and conversely, the ways in which various American cultures and their diverse heritages have influenced the many ways language is spoken in the United States. Investigates concepts of linguistic competency, perceptions and biases toward language, power structures manifested in language, and influences of class, race, ethnicity, and heritage on spoken language. pre-req: less than 30 credits
PSY 1100 - Living Your Best Life: Applying Positive Psychology (CDIVERSITY)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
This course fulfills the UST 1000 requirement. Facilitate the successful transition into college learning and student life at UMD; applications of positive psychology across cultures and positive behavior change; the examination of diverse perspectives in positive psychology; the promotion of student well-being, community and inclusivity, and time- and stress-management techniques. pre-req: less than 30 credits
ART 1010 - Drawing I (FINE ARTS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Introduction to the drawing experience and problems concerned with translation of three-dimensional visual experience into two-dimensional form. prereq: preArt or Art BA or Arts Admin BA or preArt Educ K-12 or Art Educ K-12 BFA or Art History BA or preGraphic Design or Graphic Design BFA or preStudio Art or Studio Art BFA or Theatre-Costume Design BFA or Art minor or instructor consent
ART 1012 - 3-D Design
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Introduction to basic concepts and materials of three-dimensional form and space. prereq: preArt or Art BA or Arts Admin BA or preArt Educ K-12 or Art Educ K-12 BFA or Art History BA or preGraphic Design or Graphic Design BFA or preStudio Art or Studio Art BFA or Art minor or instructor consent
ART 1011 - 2-D Design
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Introduction to two-dimensional design through study of design elements and principles, including visual organization and color theory and their application in various media. prereq: preArt or Art BA or Art Admin BA or preArt Educ K-12 or Art Ed K-12 BFA or Art History BA or preGraphic Design or Graphic Design BFA or preStudio Art or Studio Art BFA or preMarketing & Graphic Design or Marketing & Graphic Design BBA or Art Min or instructor consent
ART 1013 - 2-D Digital Design
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Two-dimensional studio and graphic design concepts using the computer as a creative tool. Instruction presented only on the macOS. prereq: preArt or Art BA or Art Admin BA or preArt Educ K-12 or Art Ed K-12 BFA or Art History BA or preGraphic Design or Graphic Design BFA or preStudio Art or Studio Art BFA or preMarketing & Graphic Design or Marketing & Graphic Design BBA or Art Min or Arts in Media Min or Photo Min or instructor consent
ART 1900 - Visual Literacy (LE CAT, FINE ARTS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Various forms of visual expression--art, commercial imagery, typography, architecture, graffiti, etc.--as rhetoric. Introduction to variety of theories and/or modes of criticism, and consideration of their value for explanation of visual expression. prereq: Credit will not be granted if already received for 2900
ARTH 1304 - History of World Art II (LE CAT, HUMANITIES)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Development of world art and architecture from Renaissance to present.
ARTH 1303 - History of World Art I (LE CAT, HUMANITIES, GLOBAL PER)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Development of world art and architecture from prehistory through Middle Ages.
ARTH 1305 - History of World Art III (HUMANITIES, GLOBAL PER)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Examines the arts and visual culture of the Americas, Asia and Africa. This course aims to develop a critical understanding of art forms from global cultures. We will examine a range of visual material including painting, sculpture, ceramics, and architecture, from prehistoric times to present. We will also examine the critical debates that frame the study of "non-Western" art.
ART 902 - Studio Art Portfolio Review
Credits: 0.0 [max 0.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Presentation of portfolio and other required evaluative materials for admission to studio art major candidacy. prereq: 15 credits in art courses, pre-studio art major or department consent
WRIT 3110 - Advanced Writing: Arts and Letters
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Study of writing for those invested in the disciplines of art, design, and performing arts. Exploration of academic and professional rhetorical situations. Practice with research methods, document design, editing, effective collaboration, and ethical issues in the production of documents in multiple genres for multiple audiences. pre-req: 1) WRIT 1120 or MNTC or AA completed 2) minimum 60 credits earned or in progress
WRIT 4230 - Web Design and Digital Culture
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Writ 4230/5230
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Practice in the aesthetic, cultural, and rhetorical uses of Web-design techniques, including discussion and writing about the theoretical and historical contexts of digital culture. prereq: Min 30 cr, no grad credit
WRIT 4250 - New Media Writing
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Writ 4250/5250
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Combines the theory and production of new media writing--digital, verbal practices in converged media--through the application of readings and discussion to five projects that progress from written, print-based genres to new-media presentation. prereq: minimum 60 cr, no grad credit
ART 3700 - Drawing II
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Course Equivalencies: ART 3700/FORS 3701/FORS 3702
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Individually supervised projects supporting involvement in other studio areas. prereq: ART 1009 or 1010 or instructor consent repeatable: Allow up to 2 repetitions totalling up to 6 credits.
ARTH 2300 - The City as a Work of Art (LE CAT, HUMANITIES)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
The city as a work of art and center of culture. A study of artistic representations combined with references to primary texts. Use of case studies of particular urban centers to explore the rise of the city and the history of urban planning around the globe.
ART 2014 - 3-D Modeling and Animation
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Art 2014/3014/1014
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
This course will introduce fundamental concepts and techniques for creating 3D computer graphics using one of several industry-standard computer programs, 3ds Max. Through a clear sequence of tutorial assignments and projects, students will gain an understanding of the underlying principles of 3-D modeling and animation, including materials, lights, cameras, and rendering. Students learn to express personal ideas and concepts through the creative use of 3-D graphics. pre-req: ART 1013
ART 2016 - Digital Arts: Mixed-Media Studio
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Introduction to digital art studio practice with a focus on digital imaging and cross-media experimentation. Course builds on skills, techniques, and critique of digital art concepts such as image compositing, appropriation, collage, and remixing. Creative projects include development of a serial approach to visual imagery. Readings and presentations discuss current trends in digital culture and key works by digital artists. Instruction presented only on macOS. prereq: ART 1013 or instructor consent
ART 2018 - Digital Arts: Interactive Media
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Creative use of interactive media in contemporary studio art practice. Discussion of emerging media formats and current trends in interactive art. Collaborative projects informed by conceptual dialogue in digital culture and significant works by net artists. Development of game-like interactive experiences via social networking, virtual worlds, or locative media. Experimental works may be created using open source software or other interactive design tools. Laptop required (Mac or PC). prereq: art major or minor or instructor consent
ART 2030 - Digital Arts: Time-based Media
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Introduction to time-based media practice and theory through presentations, readings, studio time, and hands-on assignments. Creative exploration of vital forms of contemporary time-based art such as video art, sound/sonic art, basic animation, and performance art. prereq: ART 1013 or instructor consent repeatable: Allow up to 2 repetitions totalling up to 6 credits.
ART 2040 - Digital Filmmaking: Visual Narratives
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Art 1800/Art 2010
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Introduction to the fundamental of digital video production and basic concepts of cinematic narrative. Beginning hands-on experience using digital video tools to create short narrative works. Creative studio art approach to low budget film techniques and project collaboration. Individual and team projects include visual concept development, storyboarding, video production, and digital editing. Emphasis on the visual language of filmmaking and critical appreciation of cinematic media. prereq: 1013 or Journalism major or film minor or instructor consent
ART 2100 - Painting I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Color and pigment theory, basic concepts and explorations in technology and imagery. Painting traditions and contemporary directions. prereq: ART 1009 or 1010 and 1011 or instructor consent
ART 2200 - Sculpture I
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Sculptural materials, methods, and concepts, with problems relating to form, time, and space; experience with various sculptural forms and media, emphasizing creative expression. prereq: ART 1012 or instructor consent repeatable: Allow up to 2 repetitions totalling up to 6 credits.
ART 2400 - Ceramics I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Handbuilding methods, surface enhancement, and conceptual support for pottery and/or ceramic sculpture. prereq: 1012, art or art education major or art minor or instructor consent; credit will not be granted if already received for 1400
ART 2500 - Jewelry and Metals I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Basic jewelry design, fabrication, and surface enhancement techniques. prereq: ART 1011 or 1013 or instructor consent
ART 2600 - Photography I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Art 2600/1600/1605/1607
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Introduction to photographic concepts, materials, and the digital darkroom. Varied thematic assignments within the visual arts context. Requires digital camera with adjustable shutter speeds and apertures. Instruction presented only on macOS. prereq: ART 1013 or instructor consent; credit will not be granted if already received for ART 1605
ART 2300 - Printmaking I: Intaglio, Relief
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Art 2302/2300/1300
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Introduction to methods and materials used in zinc plate etching and relief printing from wood and linoleum. Technical, aesthetic, and contextual considerations encountered in production of meaningful artwork. Theoretical, legal, critical, and historical aspects of printmaking. prereq: ART 1009 or 1010 and 1011 or instructor consent
ART 2301 - Printmaking I: Litho, Screen
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Introduction to methods and materials used in lithographic printmaking from stones and plates and water-based screenprinting. Content includes technical, aesthetic and contextual considerations encountered in the production of meaningful artwork. Additional information on theoretical, legal, critical and historical aspects of printmaking. prereq: ART 1009 or 1010 and 1011
ART 3040 - Digital Filmmaking: Experimental Techniques
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Exploration of hands on experimental processes and techniques used in contemporary digital video and animation. Introduction to history and theory of experimental film and video works. Focus on digital video production, digital compositing, digital animation techniques, and non-linear video editing skills. Emphasis on innovative, narrative, and non-narrative approaches to creative video projects. Discussion of audience and exhibition options for experimental digital video works. prereq: 2030 or 2040 or instructor consent
ART 3100 - Painting II
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Painting in specialized interest area, using student/instructor-generated semester goals outline. prereq: ART 2100 repeatable: Allow up to 3 repetitions totalling up to 9 credits.
ART 3200 - Sculpture II
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Sculptural materials, methods, and concepts, with problems relating to form, time, and space; experience with various sculptural forms and media, emphasizing creative expression. prereq: ART 2200 repeatable: Allow up to 2 repetitions totalling up to 6 credits.
ART 3214 - Sculpture II: Robotics and Physical Computing (FINE ARTS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Intermediate and advanced sculpture robotics and physical computing: Approaches to sculpture, digital control of objects, kinetic sculpture and sound in installation events, performances, and exhibitions. prereq: 2200, art or art education major or art minor or instructor consent
ART 3300 - Printmaking II
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Continued exploration of processes explored in either or both of the introductory courses. Increased technical challenges combined with refinement of image and concept. Some photographic and mixed-media processes; increased experience in editioning and critical review. prereq: 2300, 2301, art or art education major or art minor or instructor consent
ART 3305 - Sustainability Studio: Theory and Practice (FINE ARTS, SUSTAIN)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Within a studio-based context, this course examines the potential of art and design to address issues of sustainability. Drawing from historical and contemporary precedents, student will explore and analyze solutions to the interdependence and growing incongruity between the natural environment and societal demands. As a combined media course, students will use a range of technical and conceptual methods, synthesizing previously learned studio experience and skills, examining the potential of found, ready made, and/or recycled materials to fulfill sustainable challenges.
ART 3400 - Ceramics II
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Advanced handbuilding and surface enhancement techniques; development of a stylistically consistent body of work. prereq: ART 2400 repeatable: Allow up to 2 repetitions totalling up to 6 credits.
ART 3405 - Fundamentals of Ceramics II (FINE ARTS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Handbuilding or wheel-throwing, glazing, and firing of ceramics. prereq: 1405 or instructor consent; not for art majors or minors
ART 3425 - Ceramics II Wheel Throwing
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Introduction to the potter's wheel and clay throwing techniques. Glazing and firing; surface work and enhancement, with conceptual support for pottery and sculptural clay forms. prereq: 2400, art or art education major or art minor or instructor consent
ART 3500 - Jewelry and Metals II
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Advanced application of jewelry techniques and design. prereq: ART 2500 or instructor consent repeatable: Allow up to 2 repetitions totalling up to 6 credits.
ART 3600 - Intermediate Concepts in Photography
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Continued experience within the photographic medium using a variety of processes & techniques applied within a creative context. This course is project based. Photographic skills and ideas will be covered beyond the intro level and may include: the basics of 35mm film exposure and scanning, medium and large format camera operations, toy camera experimentation, basics of alternative process workflow using cyanotype chemistry in the darkroom. Experimentation is encouraged as it relates to photographic image making. prereq: ART 1605 or 2600 or instructor consent repeatable: Allow up to 2 repetitions totalling up to 6 credits.
ART 3615 - Photography: Inventing with Light
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
This course provides a working knowledge of studio lighting equipment and techniques as they apply to the creative production of still photographs and short digital videos. Students will incorporate these lighting techniques, as well as advanced digital image making skills, into their conceptual practice, demonstrating technical and aesthetic skills related to contemporary and historical practice in the art of artificial lighting. Students will conceptualize how the lighting studio can transform their means of creative production. Requires digital still and/or video cameras with adjustable shutter speeds and apertures. Instruction presented only on the macOS. prereq: ART 2600, pre-Studio Art-DAP or Studio Art-DAP BFA or Photography minor or instructor consent
ART 3700 - Drawing II
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Course Equivalencies: ART 3700/FORS 3701/FORS 3702
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Individually supervised projects supporting involvement in other studio areas. prereq: ART 1009 or 1010 or instructor consent repeatable: Allow up to 2 repetitions totalling up to 6 credits.
ART 4016 - Digital Arts: Advanced Projects
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Advanced Digital Arts Studio for students interested in exploring interdisciplinary or advanced projects using current or emerging technologies. Students develop self-directed focus and creative project goals. Advanced projects may concentrate on mixed-media print, time-based media, interactive media, installation art, or collaborative art formats. Students hone a body of digital artwork through research experimentation and critique. Laptop required. prereq: no grad credit
ART 4040 - Digital Filmmaking: Advanced Projects
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Advanced digital film projects in narrative, experimental, animation, or documentary formats. Students develop a single ambitious project over the semester, defining their own approach and focus. Develop project pitch, including visual concept, production plans, and storyboards. Hone video production technique and digital video editing skills. Emphasis on collaboration and creative process from pre-production through final craft of short digital film for contemporary audience. prereq: ART 2040 or 3040 or instructor consent repeatable: Allow up to 3 repetitions totalling up to 9 credits.
ART 4100 - Painting III
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Advanced individually supervised projects using both traditional and contemporary painting media and techniques. prereq: ART 3100 repeatable: Allow up to 3 repetitions totalling up to 9 credits.
ART 4200 - Sculpture III
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Sculpture in area of specialized interest. prereq: ART 3200 or instructor consent repeatable: Allow up to 3 repetitions totalling up to 9 credits.
ART 4300 - Printmaking III
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Further exploration of print processes. Emphasis on refinement of technical skills as well as development of concepts and imagery. Experimentation encouraged in nontraditional, collaborative, and cross-disciplinary approaches. Increased experience in editioning and alternative formats combined with a more comprehensive critical review. prereq: 3300, art or art education major or art minor or instructor consent
ART 4400 - Ceramics III
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 6.0]
Course Equivalencies: ART 4400/FST 4127
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Technical and conceptual refinement of advanced body of ceramic work. prereq: ART 3400 or instructor consent repeatable: Allow up to 6 repetitions for a maximum of 6 credits.
ART 4600 - Photography: Digital Portfolio
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Intensive digitally-based portfolio development in area of special interest. Selected readings in photographic theory and criticism. Requires digital camera with adjustable shutter speeds and apertures. Instruction presented only on the Mac OS. prereq: ART 1900 and 1605 or 2600 or instructor consent repeatable: Allow up to 3 repetitions totalling up to 9 credits.
ART 4650 - Alternative Processes Portfolio
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Intensive portfolio development using alternative contemporary and historic photographic ideas and processes. Processes that may be explored are: cyanotype, salt prints, photo-polymer gravure, camera-less image capture, toy and home-made cameras. The processes explored are relative to the resources available in conjunction with student interest. Multi-disciplinary approach to image making is encouraged. Instruction presented only on macOS. prereq: ART 3600 or instructor consent repeatable: Allow up to 3 repetitions totalling up to 9 credits.
ART 4675 - Photography: The Photographic Book
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Creation of one or more individual photographic book projects, with emphasis on effective sequencing of images and appropriate book form for the specific body of work. Selected readings in book arts relating to photography. Graduate student book projects are complemented by a related research project. Requires digital camera with adjustable shutter speeds and apertures. Instruction presented only on macOS. prereq: ART 4600 or instructor consent repeatable: Allow up to 3 repetitions totalling up to 9 credits.
ART 4700 - Drawing III
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Individually supervised projects supporting involvement in other studio areas. Graduate students produce a technically and conceptually sophisticated portfolio of drawing, supported by a research paper. prereq: 3700, art or art education major or art minor or instructor consent
ARTH 2380 - A Global History of Contemporary Art
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
This course maps the trajectories of art and design from the 1970's to the present, paying close attention to: global movements; the terrains of the category called contemporary art; the modes through which globalization affects and challenges this terrain; and the role of art in world politics.
ARTH 2390 - US Art and Visual Culture in the 20th Century (LE CAT, LECD C, HUMANITIES, CDIVERSITY)
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
This course offers an introduction to US art and visual culture - including architecture, painting, photography, sculpture, advertising, and performance art - from the 20th century, with some additional contextualization from the 19th century. More than simply offering a survey of stylistic changes over time, the class explores the social and political meanings of art. Students will acquire the tools necessary to analyze what art reveals about the nation's values and beliefs. While offering students exposure to a range of issues that are of critical concern to American society, the course will pay particular attention to questions surrounding gender, race, and ideology.
ARTH 2620 - History of Photography
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Conceptual and technical evolution of the photographic medium from its inception to the present, with special emphasis upon its development within art, design and new media contexts. prereq: Art or Art Education major or Studio Art BFA or Graphic Design BFA or Graphic Design & Marketing BFA or Photography minor or instructor consent
ARTH 3130 - Modern and Contemporary Mexican Art
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
This course focuses on modern and contemporary visual culture of Mexico from approximately 1860 to the present. It examines the dominant art forms of late nineteenth and twentieth century Mexico: these include post-revolutionary muralism and social realism; movements, artists, and visual genre outside of the nationalist traditional; abstraction, surrealism, the international avant-garde, urban planning, photography, print culture, film, performance, and conceptual art.
ARTH 3150 - Contemporary Global Exhibition
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
This class will examine the transformation of art worlds and urban spaces by the development of contemporary global exhibitions, such as various Art Biennales now held around the globe, Art Basel, Documenta, and the Sculpture Projects Munster. In particular, we will examine how such exhibitions, as well as globalization in general, have transformed the way art is created, distributed, and received.
ARTH 3330 - Renaissance Art & Architecture: Europe 1300 - 1550 (HUMANITIES)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Explores the art and architecture of Europe between 1300 and 1550. Focuses on issues central to understanding the period: relationship between patrons and artists, the changing status of the artist; the intersection of art and polities; representations of religious beliefs; and critical approaches to the stud of artists and their oeuvre.
ARTH 3331 - European Architecture and its Legacy (HUMANITIES)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Studies the history of architecture and the built environment in Europe from antiquity through 1800 by focusing on theoretical writings and representative building. In addition, the course will explore theories of spatial analysis and the legacy of western architecture into the present day.
ARTH 3340 - Baroque and Rococo: European Art & Architecture 1550 - 1750
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Explores the art and architecture produced in Europe during the Early Modern Period c. 1550 - c. 1750 (periods often referred to as the Baroque and Rococo). IOncludes study of canonical works and the artists that produced them; analysis of primary and secondary source materials, introduction to art historical methodologies; and consideration of the regional variations of the "baroque."
ARTH 3360 - Art and Social Change in Europe, Russia, and the United States
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
What is the relationship between artistic practice and polities? How do artists and their audiences engage with the visual in times of great social change? How do art and visual culture help us to engage with, understand, and change the world? This seminar offers weekly units that offer close examinations of major cultural moments of the modern and contemporary era, and range from the experimental and autonomous to the coervice and fascist. Topics will traverse Europe, Russia, and the United States from the 19th and into the 21st centuries. The exact content of the seminar may vary annually.
ARTH 3361 - Being and Becoming Modern: European Art 1855 - 1955
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
This seminar traces a history of art practice from the mid-19th to the mid-20th century across the European continent. It follows key movements and figures of modern art, while emphasizing the social, political, and philosophical events that inform them. Beginning with Realism, and ending at the beginning of the Cold War, this course is bracketed by important questions pertaining to the role of the artist in reflecting upon, critiquing, and influencing national and global culture, writ large. Throughout the term we will also look beyond the limited scope of the fine arts canon to the larger visual cultures that inform and disrupt its boundaries. The exact content of the seminar, including its time period, may vary annually.
ARTH 3370 - Dreamworld and Catastrophe: Art and Visual Culture in the Cold War
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
The Cold War marked a period of nearly five-decades of intense ideological, political, and economic division, which impacted all areas of the glove. This course examines art and visual culture across the period's two major world powers to demonstrate both fundamental discords as well as shared preoccupations. More than a study of the traditional geographies of the capitalist West and the communist East, this course offers insight into how the Cold War's globalization reached all ares of the glove, from the African continent to Latin America to Southeast Asia. A particular emphasis will be placed on experimental forms of culture, particularly in the late Cold War era.
ART 4812 - Senior Seminar
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Current visual arts and design issues investigated through research, lectures, assigned readings, discussion, writing assignments, and presentations. prereq: Art Education K-12 BFA or Studio Art BFA
ART 4898 - Art BA Senior Exhibition
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Students, with faculty guidance, exhibit work in department display cases and work is reviewed by a 3-person committee. prereq: Senior Art BA major, department consent; no grad credit