2018-19
Undergraduate Degree & Course Catalog

Art (ART)

Art

202 Center for the Arts
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-6010
Ph: 716-645-6878
F: 716-645-6970
W: www.art.buffalo.edu

The Learning Environment

The UB Department of Art unites the disciplines of art, graphic design, art history, and visual theory in a comprehensive program that professionalizes students for careers in art, education, and the creative industries.

The Art Faculty at UB take a full spectrum approach to developing all the cognitive skills of our students to help ensure their success in their future endeavors. Students are given ample opportunity in the classroom and in the studio to exercise, develop, and refine their analytical and technical skills along with their creative and expressive abilities.

About Our Facilities

Studio art labs are spacious, well equipped and organized. Specialized studios support all major conventional, digital, and experimental processes in art and design. Highlights include: a biological arts laboratory, an electronics art lab, galleries for exhibition and experimentation, digital and multimedia labs, digital and analog photography labs, extensive printmaking labs, an audio lab, a large sculpture facility, including a laser cutter, and one of largest university foundries in the Eastern United States.

About Our Faculty

The Department of Art faculty is comprised of practicing artists, who are additionally engaged in scholarly research and/or writing in their field. The Art faculty exhibit artwork and receive fellowships, residencies, and commissions for their artistic production.

Art faculty members have received grants and awards from such organizations as the Fulbright Commission, the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York Foundation for the Arts, the Tiffany Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, the Andy Warhol Foundation, the Government of the Netherlands, Polaroid, and the Albright-Knox Art Gallery. Their works have been exhibited in many prestigious public and private collections, including the National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto. Museum of Modern Art, NY, the Smithsonian Museum, the Carnegie Institute, and the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, among others.

Reinhard Reitzenstein, the Director of Undergraduate Studies, is available to address student concerns.

Faculty List Directory

Please visit the Department of Art website for additional information about our faculty.

ART Courses


  • ART 105LAB 2D Concepts
    Laboratory

    This course investigates concepts and practices of two-dimensional forms of art as the basis for visual communication and aesthetic practice. Projects explore intersections between art and design and utilize a variety of media such as drawing, painting and printmaking. Projects assigned demand intense observation, processes, research, creativity and critical thinking. There is a lab fee assigned to this course.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Spring
  • ART 110LAB Studio 2: Constructed Body
    Laboratory

    Investigates concepts and processes of drawing, three-dimensional and performance methods as forms of expression used in exploring the history and function of the human body in art. Introduces students to related issues such as sexual politics, post-colonialism and technology, and contextualizing their projects within a larger cultural framework. Required for first-year B.F.A. and B.A. majors. There may be a class fee assessed to your student account.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Spring
  • ART 111LAB Drawing Fundamentals
    Laboratory

    This course investigates concepts and practices of drawing from observation, memory and imagination, while building individual skills and awareness of composition, expression and visual communication. Projects utilize a wide variety of media and demand intense observation, processes, research, creativity and critical thinking. There is a lab fee assigned to this course.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • ART 120LAB 3D Concepts
    Laboratory

    This course investigates concepts and practices of three-dimensional forms of art as the basis for visual communication and aesthetic practice. Projects explore contemporary practices in sculpture and installation, public art, collaboration and performance. Projects assigned demand intense observation, processes, research, creativity and critical thinking. There is a lab fee assigned to this course.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall
  • ART 135LAB Self and Representation
    Laboratory

    This course investigates concepts and design principles of two-dimensional processes of painting and printmaking. Conceptually, the assignments are driven by an exploration of art through personal narratives, issues of identity, and as a vehicle for spiritual and psychological transformation. There may be a class fee assessed to your student account.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
  • ART 140LAB Time Based Concepts
    Laboratory

    This course investigates concepts and practices of time-based forms of art as the basis for visual communication, aesthetic and social practice. Projects explore contemporary practices in photography, video, and media literacy. Projects assigned demand intense observation, processes, research, creativity and critical thinking. There is a lab fee assigned to this course.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
  • ART 198SEM UB Seminar
    Seminar

    The one credit UB Seminar is focused on a big idea or challenging issue to engage students with questions of significance in a field of study and, ultimately, to connect their studies with issues of consequence in the wider world. Essential to the UB Curriculum, the Seminar helps transition to UB through an early connection to UB faculty and the undergraduate experience at a comprehensive, research university. This course is equivalent to any 198 offered in any subject. This course is a controlled enrollment (impacted) course. Students who have previously attempted the course and received a grade of F or R may not be able to repeat the course during the fall or spring semester.

    Credits: 1
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
    Other Requisites: Students who have already successfully completed the UB seminar course may not repeat this course. If you have any questions regarding enrollment for this course, please contact your academic advisor.
  • ART 199SEM UB Seminar
    Seminar

    The three credit UB Seminar is focused on a big idea or challenging issue to engage students with questions of significance in a field of study and, ultimately, to connect their studies with issues of consequence in the wider world. Essential to the UB Curriculum, the Seminar helps students with common learning outcomes focused on fundamental expectations for critical thinking, ethical reasoning, and oral communication, and learning at a university, all within topic focused subject matter. The Seminars provide students with an early connection to UB faculty and the undergraduate experience at a comprehensive, research university. This course is equivalent to any 199 offered in any subject. This course is a controlled enrollment (impacted) course. Students who have previously attempted the course and received a grade of F or R may not be able to repeat the course during the fall or spring semester.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
    Other Requisites: Students who have already successfully completed the first year seminar course may not repeat this course. If you have any questions regarding enrollment for this course, please contact your academic advisor.
  • ART 202LAB Introduction to Print Media/ Relief and Letterpress
    Laboratory

    Studio course utilizes methods of woodcut, linocut, and letterpress to introduce students to the historical conventions and contemporary extensions of relief printing. Explores the aesthetic possibilities of inking and impression, and seeks the pleasures of material involvement while building conceptual and technical knowledge. There may be a class fee assessed to your student account.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall
  • ART 205LAB Introduction to Print Media: Intaglio and Collagraph
    Laboratory

    In intaglio printmaking the image is incised into the plate and the incised line holds the ink to be printed on paper. It is the opposite of relief printmaking. Collagraph is similar to intaglio but uses inexpensive materials to build the plate to be printed. We teach flexible, non-toxic methods that are easily scaled up or down. Each project builds on previous skills and culminates in a final project of the student's choice. There may be a class fee assessed to your student account

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
  • ART 207LAB Drawing Concepts
    Laboratory

    First semester of a two-semester sequence of drawing courses focusing on the language, materials and concepts of drawing as foundation for all the visual arts. Emphasizes the development of perceptual, analytical, and structural drawing skills while simultaneously working with idea development. Includes sketching as concept generation; material exploration; creating pictorial and illusionistic space; recording the external world; and working with the figure. Line, texture, tone, shape, composition, light and shadow are covered along with a variety of wet and dry drawing media. There may be a class fee assessed to your student account.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall
  • ART 208LAB Drawing II: Material & Mark-Making
    Laboratory

    Second semester of a two-semester sequence of drawing courses focusing on the language, materials and concepts of drawing as foundation for all the visual arts. Emphasizes idea generation as a formal and conceptual process, from the thought in the mind to the gesture on the page to a fully articulated image. Students investigate the translation that occurs when representing ideas through a variety of drawing tools, materials and mark making. Topics covered include narrative sequencing, mapping, and scale. Projects are structured to make visible the internal world of emotions, imagination, memory and opinion. There may be a class fee assessed to your student account.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Spring
    Prerequisites: ART 207
  • ART 210LAB Introduction to Photography
    Laboratory

    There is a fee associated with this class. This studio course examines the historical, conceptual, and practical developments of the art of photography as embodied in the use of digital image-making technologies under natural and ambient lighting. Technically based course, students are initiated to digital technologies such as camera, printing and imaging software (Photoshop) for the photographer. This beginning course is required to access all advanced courses in photography. It includes demonstrations, studio/lab works oriented towards the acquisition of skills, critical vocabulary and initiation to conceptual approach to photography. Requirement: Students must have their own digital camera with a manual exposure or speed control, a minimum image size of 8.0 Megapixels, and a hard drive storage device of 100 GB or larger. There may be a class fee assessed to your student account.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
  • ART 211LAB Basic Painting
    Laboratory

    Covers basic methods and materials in oil painting; including traditional and current approaches to form, color, and pictorial organization. Varied course structure includes direct interpretation of subject matter, as well as conceptually based visual problems. There may be a class fee assessed to your student account.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
  • ART 212LAB Painting & Popular Culture
    Laboratory

    Covers basic methods and materials in oil painting to investigate contemporary themes of popular culture. This course includes traditional and current approaches to form, color, and pictorial organization. Varied course structure includes direct interpretation of subject matter, as well as conceptually based visual problems. There may be a class fee assessed to your student account.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Spring
  • ART 216LAB Pictorial Structure
    Laboratory

    Addresses the formal and conceptual aspects of 2D artwork. Art from the past and present is viewed, discussed, and utilized as a starting point for student-driven assignments. The nature of each assignment is based on the formal (visual) qualities of an idea paired with a conceptual (thematic) core. All student work is based upon and inspired by the ideas, theories, opinions, and reactions on art from a widely dispersed range of periods and regions.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Spring
    Prerequisites: accepted Art major
  • ART 221LAB Typographic Form
    Laboratory

    This course introduces the basic terminology, concepts and practices of communicating with typography. It engages the construction of typography from the scale of the letterform to the word, the line, the paragraph and the page/screen.The assignments cultivate craftsmanship and rich conceptual thinking. Developing an appreciation for typography's formal dimension, the way it looks, equips students with knowledge and concepts that will inform their usage of type to optimize its effect and communicative power. There may be a class fee assessed to your student account.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
  • ART 223LAB Figure Drawing 1
    Laboratory

    Uncover the transient and internal in a series of sessions that refines memory, facilitates speed, hones powers of perception and expression, all inspired by nothing less than the eternal nude. Gesture, spirit, memory, motion, essence, speed, measure, pace, balance, focus, weight, gravity, rhythm are all filters through which we examine and express human form. Technical experimentation is essential. There may be a class fee assessed to your student account.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • ART 224LAB Figure Drawing 2
    Laboratory

    Building on the skills of figure drawing one; the focus is on the complex and compelling subject of drawing the human body. Students will work from the model, studying the figure to develop perceptual drawing skills including study of anatomical bone and muscle structure. Incorporates field trips to sites such as the Gross Anatomy Lab. There is a fee associated with this class.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
    Prerequisites: ART 223
  • ART 225LAB Introduction to Print Media: Lithography and Monotype
    Laboratory

    Prized for its subtle effects and evocative surfaces, lithography is particularly well suited for artists who like to draw or use photographic/digital montage strategies to construct images. Often described as painterly printmaking, monotype may be combined with lithography and is adapted to print on a variety of surfaces with or without a press. There may be a class fee assessed to your student account.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
  • ART 229LAB Introduction to Sculpture I
    Laboratory

    Paradigms of space, from map to model, shift radically from epoch to epoch. Reflecting these shifts, sculpture since Minimalism, has increasingly redefined its notion of 'form' and 'objectness' to include the surrounding perceptual space, temporal practices, and the socio-political constituents of space. Students are introduced to materials and methods of object/structure building, process and time-based practices, and the relationship of sculpture to media and visual culture. There may be a class fee assessed to your student account.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
  • ART 230LAB Basic Sculpture 2
    Laboratory

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • ART 231LAB Painting for Nonmajors 1
    Laboratory

    There is a fee associated with this class. For students not singularly committed to becoming artists. We learn a basic approach to oil painting and experience a variety of visual points of view.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Summer
  • ART 232LAB Painting for Nonmajors 2
    Laboratory

    For students not singularly committed to becoming artists. We learn a basic approach to oil painting and experience a variety of visual points of view.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Summer
    Prerequisites: ART 231
  • ART 240LEC History Of Graphic Design
    Lecture

    Survey of the history of visual communication from prehistoric times to the present. Examines synchronic and diachronic relationships between art, media, critical theory, semiotics, literature and culture. Midterm and a final independent research paper or presentation of a scholarly nature required.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall
  • ART 243LAB Introduction to Sculpture II
    Laboratory

    Applies themes and methods developed in ART 229 toward the theoretical context which Roland Krauss has called "Sculpture in the Expanded Field." Introduces the conceptual underpinnings of the "expanded field" of sculptural practice as it pertains to environmental sculpture, land art, kinesthetic, time based, and performative sculpture. Develops understanding of theoretical concepts in conjunction with studio projects exploring these themes.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Spring
    Prerequisites: ART 229
  • ART 250LAB Introduction to Digital Art
    Laboratory

    There is a fee associated with this class. Surveys, in a hands-on fashion, the rich and unique resources the computer offers the artist/designer. Includes computer basics, letter manipulation, drawing and painting metaphors, image processing, 3-D modeling, sound/image synthesis, interactive scripting, and animation. There may be a class fee assessed to your student account.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
  • ART 259LAB Introduction to Print Media: Screen Print
    Laboratory

    n this printmaking process the artist first applies a stencil to mesh screen and then uses a squeegee to push ink through the screen to the surface below. Screen print is a relatively fast and non-toxic means for printing multiple-color images onto a wide range of surfaces. Instruction includes hand-drawn and photo-emulsion stencils using reductive methods, make-ready, and digital halftones. Culminates in an assignment that emphasizes the connections between the medium and the message, stressing innovative presentations and how they affect meaning. There may be a class fee assessed to your student account.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
  • ART 285LAB View Camera & Darkroom
    Laboratory

    This studio course explores creative and technical aspects of the view camera using B&W darkroom technology and some digital methods of transfer. More specifically, the students learn the importance of the workflow, camera movement, Zones system, exposure guideline and light metering. This course also covers chemical film development, B&W darkroom printing and digital transfer of negatives (film) to digital files as well as basic studio lighting. This course includes demonstrations, studio works oriented towards the acquisition of skills, critical language and the development of conceptual approaches in photography.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall
    Prerequisites: ART 210
  • ART 304LAB Screen Print Extended
    Laboratory

    Students build upon individual interests and talents in order to formulate, research, contextualize, and execute a body of work. Thematic focus changes each semester and provides new linkages to historical/theoretical contexts and extends material options. There may be a class fee assessed to your student account.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
    Prerequisites: ART 259 or permission of instructor
  • ART 306LAB Intaglio, Relief, and Digital Print Media Extended
    Laboratory

    Students build upon individual interests and talents in order to formulate, research, contextualize, and execute a body of work. Thematic focus changes each semester and provides new linkages to historical/theoretical contexts and extends material options. There may be a class fee assessed to your student account.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
    Prerequisites: ART 205 or permission of instructor
  • ART 307LAB Thematic Drawing
    Laboratory

    A thematic approach to drawing; focuses on larger projects that combine a formal, material and conceptual approach to drawing. Students develop a personal language of drawing by researching, articulating and executing work though the interpretation of each theme. Themes vary from semester to semester. In addition to studio work, reading and lectures will correlate with each project contextualizing the theme within a historical and contemporary approach to art making. The class culminates with a self-determined, self-directed project. There may be a class fee assessed to your student account.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Spring
    Prerequisites: ART 207
  • ART 309LAB Design and Authorship
    Laboratory

    Introduces digital graphic reproduction processes, digital and conventional printing processes, and new digital prepress techniques. Includes digital print file preparation, cost estimates, digital transmission and imaging processes.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Spring
    Prerequisites: ART 221
  • ART 311LAB Alternate Painting Strategies
    Laboratory

    Explores non-traditional materials, processes and pictorial articulation in addition to conventional variants. Stresses thematic content, theoretical form, color, and space based upon individual interpretation. Compositional approaches include the use of appropriated imagery, allegory, and conceptualizations. There may be a class fee assessed to your student account.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
    Prerequisites: ART 211 or 212
  • ART 312LAB Individual Painting Explorations
    Laboratory

    Encourages individual creative research through a consistent exploration of themes, concepts, processes and media towards a cohesive body of work. This course also investigates a variety of possible ways for installation and exhibition. There may be a class fee assessed to your student account.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
    Prerequisites: ART 311 and ART 211 or 212
  • ART 313LAB Photography: Image, Apparatus, Program Laboratory
    Laboratory

    This course explores photographic images and their interactions within the broader field of information including words and sound. Students refine digital photography skills while exploring and questioning the expanded tools in Photoshop, including advanced image adjustments, video and text. The students will investigate the roles, affects and suggestive power of the interaction between image, text and sound while developing important technical skills. This is an intermediate, conceptually based course that focuses on art practice activities, which includes lectures, discussions, production and research. There may be a class fee assessed to your student account.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall
    Prerequisites: ART 210
  • ART 314LAB Photography in the Extended Field
    Laboratory

    The course addresses the changing nature of photography. It explores photos capacities beyond the border of the traditional photographic print to encompass inter-activity, time/movement, space/three-dimensionality and installation. Display, forms of presentation, intervention will be explored. This is an intermediate, conceptually based course that focuses on art practice activities, which includes lectures, discussions, production and research.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Spring
    Prerequisites: ART 210
  • ART 315LAB Black and White Film Photography
    Laboratory

    There is a fee associated with this course. Introduces students to the art and techniques of black and white film photography and its associated chemically based darkroom techniques. Through shooting assignments and darkroom work, students learn the use of this medium as a form of personal expression. Various technical areas -such as camera control, exposure, Zone System theory, developing, printing and specialized chemical processes are also explored. Course includes both shooting and writing components.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall
  • ART 316LAB Cross Cultural Painting/Bricolage
    Laboratory

    Investigates themes, imagery, and processes re-contextualized through painting and bricolage, a construction from materials at hand. Requires experimentation with ideas, materials and processes inspired by non-Western cultures in addition to familiar cultural experiences. Lectures, projects, group critiques and individual instructions assist students to achieve creative objectives.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Spring
    Prerequisites: ART 211 or ART 231 or ART 229
  • ART 319LAB Graphic Systems
    Laboratory

    This course introduces students to a structural approach and systemic principles in the construction and application of graphic form. Students learn to create graphic systems by exploring among other things, graphic identity systems, icon/symbolic -systems and graphic navigation systems. Issues around graphic standards and representation, and how these shape graphic form-making, are discussed in conjunction with studio work. There may be a class fee assessed to your student account.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
  • ART 320LAB Web Design
    Laboratory

    There is a fee associated with this class. This course focuses on aspects of professional front-end web design technologies and processes, including hand-coding HTML5/CSS3, simple JavaScript, WordPress, responsive design for mobile devices, integration with social media channels, information architecture, and user experience design. There may be a class fee assessed to your student account.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
  • ART 322LAB Typographic Systems
    Laboratory

    Building on the concepts and skills developed in Typographic Form, this course introduces students to a systematic approach to the use of typography in graphic design towards building a capacity to work with complex sets of information. The assignments in this course develop and exercise the student?s sense of structural logic, style and syntactics. This course equips students with the ability to develop and execute advanced projects in graphic design, such as (but not limited to) mapping, information design/visualization and publication design (print and digital). There may be a class fee assessed to your student account.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Spring
    Prerequisites: ART 221 and accepted Communication Design major
  • ART 323LAB Drawing: Figure, Form and Expression
    Laboratory

    Building on the skills of figure drawing one; the focus is on the complex and compelling subject of drawing the human body. Students will work from the model, studying the figure as a means to expand visual perception and refine drawing skills. Explores the body as an object of beauty and a metaphor for documenting the passion and the pathos of human experience. Introduces the landmarks of anatomical bone and muscle structure. Incorporates field trips to sites such as the Gross Anatomy Lab. Outside class, assignments will focus on the body as a means for expression, be it personal, social, political, narrative or emotional. There is a fee associated with this class.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Spring
    Prerequisites: ART 223
  • ART 324LAB Figure Drawing 4
    Laboratory

    Explores issues concerning the nude, the gaze and gender, pose and possession, scale and scandal as we contextualize and historicize the tradition of figure drawing. Cross-temporal and cross-cultural visual and written texts inform and inspire our own projects and practice. There is a fee associated with this class.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Spring
    Prerequisites: ART 323
  • ART 326LAB Lithography and/or Monotype Extended
    Laboratory

    Students build upon individual interests and talents in order to formulate, research, contextualize, and execute a body of work. Thematic focus changes each semester and provides new linkages to historical/theoretical contexts and extends material options. There may be a class fee assessed to your student account.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
    Prerequisites: ART 225 or permission of instructor
  • ART 329LAB Intermediate Sculpture 1: Materials and Play
    Laboratory

    Continuation of ART 229 directed primarily toward sculptural concepts. There may be a class fee assessed to your student account.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
    Prerequisites: ART 229
  • ART 330LAB Intermediate Sculpture 2: Materials and Play
    Laboratory

    Continuation of ART 229 directed primarily toward sculptural concepts. There may be a class fee assessed to your student account.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
    Prerequisites: ART 329
  • ART 331LLB Art and Life
    Lecture

    Much has been made of the difference between Art and Science. Art has been said to be an imaginative activity drawing upon the right side of the brain, while science has been said to be analytical and situated in the left side. Alternately, the French poet Paul Val?ry has asserted Science and Art are crude names, in rough opposition. To be true they are inseparable. Art and Life charts the intertwined histories and mutual influence of the visual arts and the life sciences in the Western world. The premise of this course is that each discipline has provoked the other and made important contributions to the study and nature of Life, but that each and their perceived differences are products of an underlying worldview as evidenced by artifacts and scholarship of the time. In our current worldview, the course structure may seem unusual as it includes lecture, studio and laboratory components. Through deep textual and material engagements that this course provides, students will gain a deeper understanding of both Art and the Life Sciences and learn to articulate their interrelationship with nuance and clarity. There is a fee associated with this class.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Spring
  • ART 333LAB 3d Precision Production Concepts
    Laboratory

    An undergraduate technical elective focusing on methods of 3D precision production. Through a series of assignments and site visits to commercial production facilities students are familiarized with the language of industrial production. Students are exposed to 3D modeling and digital manufacturing techniques such as CNC, laser cutting and stereo-lithography printing. Assignments focus on technical problem solving and understanding material capabilities. Students learn technical drawing, scaled model building, semi-precise metal working, jig/fixture design and rubber molding. This course provides a conceptual basis for understanding 3d digital production methods. There may be a class fee assessed to your student account.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
  • ART 334LAB Foundry & Fabrication Techs 2
    Laboratory

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • ART 337LAB Figure, Foundry and Casting
    Laboratory

    Methods of figurative sculpting will be Introduced in conjunction with traditional plaster and rubber mold making and lost wax bronze casting.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Spring
  • ART 340LAB Historic and Experimental Photo Techniques
    Laboratory

    Explores various historical and alternative photographic techniques, such as salted paper prints, cyanotype, gum, Van Dyke, and platinum/palladium printing. The course also studies the historic importance, and creative contemporary uses of these techniques. Course includes both shooting and writing components. There may be a class fee assessed to your student account.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall
    Prerequisites: ART 210
  • ART 341LAB Artist's Books
    Laboratory

    The first half of the semester focuses on the acquisition of knowledge and skills related to structures of the visual book. We will study and practice: sewn and adhesive bindings? covers and cases? adhesives, paper and tools. This hands-on work provides a foundation for expanded conceptual and experimental individual projects. Students are encouraged to integrate interests in photography, text, drawing, printmaking, collage and/or digital methods.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Spring, Summer
  • ART 348LEC History of Photography
    Lecture

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall
  • ART 350LAB Special Topics
    Laboratory

    There may be a class fee assessed to your student account.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
  • ART 353LAB View Camera
    Laboratory

    Explores the creative and technical aspects of large format view camera photography including, camera operation, exposure control, B&W photographic emulsions, darkroom and digital image processing techniques, exposure, and zone-system theory. Students are provided with a view camera kit for the semester. Course includes both shooting and writing components. There is a fee associated with this class.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall
    Prerequisites: ART 210
  • ART 354LAB Studio Photography
    Laboratory

    Examines photographic studio lighting and location shooting. Digital studio techniques and image processing, artificial lighting (tungsten and photo studio strobes), studio setups, portraiture, and large-scale printing are subjects covered in this class. Course includes both shooting and writing components.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Spring
    Prerequisites: ART 210
  • ART 356LAB Image Identity
    Laboratory

    There is a fee associated with this course. Under the lens of different disciplines, the students will investigate the expanding and changing role, function and form of representation in issues regarding: Personal & Gender Identity: the body; Social & Cultural Identity: the objects; Social Anthropology & Communications & Geography Identity: the space/time. This is an intermediate/ advanced, conceptually based course that focuses on art practice activities, which includes lectures, production, discussions and research.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall
  • ART 360LAB Photo Process Imagery
    Laboratory

    Studies the physical manipulation of the photography medium as the chief vehicle for creative expression. Subjects covered including pinhole camera construction, Holga camera photography, manipulating images through chemical darkroom and digital process means, and post-photographic process manipulation. Course includes both shooting and writing components. There may be a class fee assessed to your student account.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Spring
    Prerequisites: ART 210
  • ART 361LAB Art and Research
    Laboratory

    Students experiment with different research methods as a means to generate, inspire, and inform projects. This course is process-oriented, content-driven, and is designed for students who want to develop greater conceptual depth in their art practices. It is recommended to students who want to begin preparing themselves for Senior Thesis.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Spring
    Prerequisites: accepted Art major or permission of instructor
  • ART 365LAB Experimental Photography
    Laboratory

    This course provides students with opportunities to explore different tools of capture and image process as an avenue for a creative production. These experimentation with non-conventional cameras, chemical formulas and the non-silver processes will develop a sense of the possibilities beyond a straight photograph and may provoke an investigation of layers of meaning within the simplest of images. The students are expected to experiment with toy cameras, pinhole, scanner, photogram, camera Lucida, photocopy, chemical solutions, non-silver, methods of transfer and printing. The students working in the media will discover the creative use and possibilities of these technologies to stimulate the imagination to produce, transform, and challenge the content, process and form of image production.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
    Prerequisites: ART 210
  • ART 370LAB Topics - Photography Practices
    Laboratory

    This studio course examines the production of photographic images inspired by different fields of research: social, cultural and political environments, as well as issues related to contemporary art, to investigate their impact and their traces in photographic art practices. This course is a conceptually based intermediate/advanced course that focuses on art practice activities, which includes lectures, discussions and research. The content of this course is variable and therefore it can be repeated for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply. The topic will vary and will be announced before registration. There may be a class fee assessed to your student account.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Spring
    Other Requisites: ART 370 Requisite
  • ART 380LAB Algorithmic Art
    Laboratory

    Hands-on exploration of image creation through direct coding of computer graphic, text, and sound data. Review of algorithmic art and artists. Introduction to basic programming, computer graphic data structures and processing, and a variety of algorithmic approaches for the creation of interactive or non-interactive, static or moving, art and design pieces.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Spring
  • ART 381LAB Computer Motion Imaging
    Laboratory

    Explores with computer graphics, the expressive and informative impact of real time and frame/cell animation: pixilation; metamorphosis; interaction of synthesized actors with backgrounds; the dynamics of sound/image synthesis; and time-space structures' application to computer animation.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall
    Prerequisites: ART 250 and accepted Art major
  • ART 382LAB Computer Modeling and Simulation
    Laboratory

    Explores, in a hands-on fashion, computer processes that construct, model, transform, and render simulated 3-D objects in virtual space. These objects are utilized either as exploration and development tools for actual 3-D sculpture for packaging, product, interior, and exhibit design, or in the creation of virtual sculpture or virtual art installations.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Spring
    Prerequisites: ART 250 and accepted Art major
  • ART 383LAB Interactive Art & Design
    Laboratory

    Studio course for creating experimental interactive computer productions for artist expression, and the presentation of knowledge in which participants observe and navigate in nonlinear directions and reorganize media components for other users. Students are exposed to the work of theorists, artists, designers and technologists relevant to selected projects. The course explores new approaches that define an aesthetic within this emerging art form.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall
  • ART 385LAB Computer Image Synthesis
    Laboratory

    Looks at the use of images in the digital age. Students work from a number of image sources, including printed images, photographic images, video, and computer-generated images. Explores the new imaging technology and tries to find pathways toward the development of an aesthetic discourse for the medium.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Spring
    Prerequisites: ART 250 and accepted Art major
  • ART 387LAB Telematics Art and Design
    Laboratory

    Involves hands-on exploration of the technical, aesthetic, cultural, economic, ethical, and political aspects of computerized communication networks for artistic creation and information design.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Spring
  • ART 401LAB Professional Practices in Photography
    Laboratory

    Introduces professional practices of the working photographer.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall
    Prerequisites: ART 210
  • ART 402LAB Tactical Media
    Laboratory

    An advanced undergraduate course in tactical media designed to bring artists from various specializations together to discuss methods and possibilities for independent public art activities, and to experiment with soft interventions in locations not typically accessed by artists. Pays particular attention to process (as opposed to product); to what can be created, organized, and/or produced outside of the artist's studio; and to engaging the immediate and specific qualities of a given socio-phenomenological field. There may be a class fee assessed to your student account.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Spring
  • ART 410LAB The Intersections of Design and Community
    Laboratory

    Using a collaborative approach, students work for the semester on creative projects for local, not-for-profit organizations. Teams are responsible for concept development and design, schedules, budgets, production, printing, and client management. Entails information design, interactive media, print, product design, packaging design, exhibition design, and design for public space. Students will visit participating organizations, print houses, and project related lectures. There is a fee associated with this class.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
    Prerequisites: ART 309, ART 319, ART 320 or permission of instructor
  • ART 411LAB Professional Practices in Painting 1
    Laboratory

    Develops professional methods and strategies as they relate to theory, art history, practice and career development. Emphasizes students' individual painting ideas and sensibilities through self-initiation and creative resolution of visual investigation. There may be a class fee assessed to your student account.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
    Prerequisites: ART 312 and ART 211 or 212
  • ART 412LAB Professional Practices in Painting 2
    Laboratory

    Emphasizes students' mature and self-directed painting articulation aimed at a coherent body of work. High expectation placed on students' investigation towards the utilization of private and public space for exhibition. There may be a class fee assessed to your student account.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
    Prerequisites: ART 411 and ART 211 or 212.
  • ART 419LAB Identity Design
    Laboratory

    Explores identity, image, and branding for non-profit and for-profit organizations, including product and service marks, stationery, packaging, 3D displays, exhibitions, and signage for identification and way-finding. There may be a class fee assessed to your student account.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall
    Prerequisites: Accepted Communication Design Major Only
  • ART 422LAB Design and Entrepreneurship
    Laboratory

    Design and Entrepreneurship explores design as an interdisciplinary practice invested in current and historical issues of theory, methodology, ethics and collaboration. We will address the cultural impact of design and the role of the designer within the context of: sustainability and social justice, representations of class, gender and race, new technologies, public space, DIY and user-centered production models. There may be a class fee assessed to your student account.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Spring
    Prerequisites: ART 221 and accepted Communication Design major
  • ART 423LAB Figure Drawing 5
    Laboratory

    Explores the ways that representation and absence, ersatz Eros, and the prurient present underlie the origins and continued allure of the figurative tradition. The scene is paramount in setting off the seen. Emphasizes the psychological and physical aspects of figured relationships and spaces that we portray in ambitious and subtle works that entice, revolt, and reclaim the viewers. Independent research and considerable out-of-class commitment bring in-class efforts to fruition. There may be a class fee assessed to your student account.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Spring
    Prerequisites: ART 324
  • ART 424LAB Figure Drawing 6
    Laboratory

    Explores the ways that representation and absence, ersatz Eros and the prurient present underlie the origins and continued allure of the figurative tradition. The scene is paramount in setting off the seen. Emphasizes the psychological and physical aspects of figured relationships and spaces that we portray in ambitious and subtle works that entice, revolt, and reclaim the viewers. Independent research and considerable out-of-class commitment bring in-class efforts to fruition. There may be a class fee assessed to your student account.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Spring
    Prerequisites: ART 423
  • ART 426LAB Interactive Computer Art 2
    Laboratory

    Students create experimental interactive computer production to present knowledge and artistic expression, which participants observe, navigate in nonlinear directions, and reorganize for other users.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Spring
    Prerequisites: ART 380 or ART 383 or permission of instructor
  • ART 429LAB Advanced Sculpture - Studio Practice 1
    Laboratory

    Continuation of ART 329-ART 330. Develops an individual language and promotes extended exploration of media in sculpture. There may be a class fee assessed to your student account.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
    Prerequisites: ART 330
  • ART 430LAB Advanced Sculpture - Studio Practice 2
    Laboratory

    Continuation of ART 329-ART 330. Develops an individual language and focus in sculpture. Also encourages extended exploration of and experimentation with personally relevant materials, media, and techniques. There may be a class fee assessed to your student account.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
    Prerequisites: ART 429
  • ART 447SEM Studio Seminar
    Seminar

    A combination of theory and practice involving a focused topic important to art. Assigned topics vary and are announced before preregistration. Requires the preparation of a visual or written work that addresses issues raised in the course. There may be a class fee assessed to your student account.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
    Prerequisites: Junior / Senior standing in the Fine Arts, Art History or Literature
  • ART 448SEM Studio Seminar in Photography
    Seminar

    Combines theory and practice (studio components) involving a particular topic. Assigned topics vary each semester and are announced before preregistration. Involves lectures, critiques, readings, writing, discussions, demonstrations, darkroom sessions, and slide presentations.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Spring
    Prerequisites: ART 210 or ART 213
  • ART 462LAB Installation: Urban Space
    Laboratory

    Graduate and advanced undergraduate course that integrates studio practice with theory, allowing students of Art, Architecture, and Media Study as well as other departments to benefit from a circle of discussion, interchange of ideas, and the realization of interdisciplinary projects. Structured sequence of conceptual foci include material, sensorial, phenomenological, psychological, cultural and political considerations of body and social space in urban contexts. The course moves spatial practice and material form out of the sheltered space of interiors and private environments into the complex and charged space of urban environments. There may be a class fee assessed to your student account. This course is the same as DMS 464, and course repeat rules will apply. Students should consult with their major department regarding any restrictions on their degree requirements.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall
  • ART 464LAB Biological Art
    Laboratory

    Comprehensive introduction to biological art. Focuses on recent advances in the life sciences, both theory and practice. Emphasizes the development of critical and creative thought, discussions of ethical and cultural issues, and cross-disciplinary experimentation in art and science. Course activities include lecture and group discussion; laboratory demonstrations, exercises and projects; and group critique. There may be a class fee assessed to your student account.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Spring
  • ART 470LAB Photography - An Art Practice
    Laboratory

    This course offers intensive work in critical analysis and research methods in art practice. Art methodologies will be articulated as the processes of practice. The course addresses the processes of creativity (preparation, incubation, verification etc.), critical analysis and interpretations in the context of contemporary art issues and visual, social and cultural theories. There may be a class fee assessed to your student account.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall
    Prerequisites: ART 210
  • ART 473LAB Performative Action
    Laboratory

    Graduate and advanced undergraduate course on the theories and practice of performance and performativity in contemporary art. Integrates multiple disciplines and genres including body art, intervention, sound art, writing, dance, theatre. Explores the history and social contexts of embodiment, relational actions, participatory interactions, situated interventions and art/life encounters. Integral to curriculum are visiting artist lecture/workshops(s) and class trip to attend a related event. There may be a class fee assessed to your student account.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Spring
  • ART 475SEM Special Topics
    Seminar

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • ART 476LAB Topics in Print Media
    Laboratory

    Involves the research and production of a significant semester-long print-based project. Includes critiques, presentation and discussion, guest artists, visits to collections and demonstrations. Students may utilize any print media alone or in combination with other 2-D/3-D media. There may be a class fee assessed to your student account.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
  • ART 479SEM The Revolutionary Sublime
    Seminar

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Spring
  • ART 480SEM Discourse & Deconstruction
    Seminar

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Spring
  • ART 489LAB Real-Space Electronic Art
    Laboratory

    Enables students to create sophisticated, self-generated projects using interactive electronic technologies other than mouse, keyboard, and CRT monitor, such as micro-controllers. Involves hands-on explorations of applied electronic principles; selected readings and discussions; short exercises; and a final, self-directed project.There may be a class fee assessed to your student account.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall
  • ART 494LAB Senior Thesis
    Laboratory

    This course involves preparation, research, proposal development, and studio exploration for a capstone project that is completed in a two-semester consecutive sequence. Students are expected to create self-directed art and design projects that show technical expertise, concept, expression, and a broad understanding of their project?s relationship to contemporary art and design practices. Graphic Design students can apply to join the Design Lab, and work on a two-semester project with a local socially-engaged client/project. There may be a class fee assessed to your student account.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
  • ART 496LAB Internship
    Laboratory

    Choose from the following: Arts Management Internship - Students are assigned to art galleries or other institutions within the university or the community to get hands-on experience as interns. May be repeated once in a different location. Communication Design Internship - An arranged experience within an agency and the printing industry familiarizes students with actual working conditions and considerations; students observe and participate in design for publication, mechanicals, and other facets of graphic arts production. May be repeated second semester. Photography Internship- Internship at an art gallery or with a commercial, portrait, or architectural photographic firm; provides professional experience and familiarizes students with working conditions and expectations in their field. Print Media Internship- Provides professional experience and familiarizes students with practices and expectations in the field. An internship may be arranged with a commercial or not-for-profit print studio or gallery. There is a fee associated with this class.

    Credits: 1 - 5
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
  • ART 499TUT Independent Study Studio Art
    Tutorial

    There is a fee associated with this class. Open to studio majors only. Requires a written proposal of the project and its justification, and approval by a faculty member supervising the work.

    Credits: 1 - 5
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
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