College of Communication and the Arts

Studio Course Descriptions

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ART 1050 FUNDAMENTALS OF SURFACE
[3 hours] Exploration of design concepts, formal and conceptual skills, materials and color, media manipulation and study of 2-dimensional surfaces. Discussion of contemporary studio practices and critiquing skillsincluded.

ART 1060 FUNDAMENTALS OF FORM
[3 hours] Exploration of design concepts, formal and conceptual skills, materials and color, through media manipulation and study of three-dimensional space. Discussion of contemporary studio practices and critiquing skills included.

ART 1070 FUNDAMENTALS OF DIGITAL MEDIA
[3 hours] This course introduces art students to the basic digital technologies of contemporary art and design. This is a web-assisted course.

ART 1080 PERCEPTUAL DRAWINGS
[3 hours] Various approaches to drawing intended to develop skills, perception, and visual acuity. Introduction to a broad range of subject matter and a variety of graphic media.

ART 1090 EXPLORATIONS IN DRAWING
[3 hours] Dimensional, perspective, and volumetric drawing applied to natural, man-made forms, environment, and the figure. Rendering techniques, skills and exploration of media integrated with formal composition.

ART 2010 DIGITAL PRINT-BASED MEDIA
[3 hours] This course covers basic computer operations in a visual art context, utilizing bit-mapped, vector, and page layout programs.

ART 2020 DIGITAL INTERACTIVE MEDIA
[3 hours] Survey of interactive computer operations in a visual art context, utilizing web, 2D animation, and sound applications.

ART 2030 PHOTOGRAPHY
[3 hours] An introduction to photography as a fine art medium; includes digital and traditional camera operations, printing processes, presentation techniques, and historic and contemporary photographic concerns. This is a web-assisted course.

ART 2100 LIFE DRAWING
[3 hours] Development of visual and technical skills necessary to represent the figure, working from live models. Presentations focused on artistic understanding of the human body in architectural space, proportion, volume, and anatomy.

ART 2110 PRINTMAKING
[3 hours] Study of basic print materials and media, including relief, monoprint, planographic and intaglio process, general print shop skills, and safety practices. The course forms the basis for further exploration.

ART 2200 SCULPTURE
[3 hours] An exploration of the application of traditional methods of sculpture making to additive, subtractive, Constructive and replicative processes with clay, plaster, wood, stone and metal. Formal and expressive content addressed.

ART 2210 CERAMICS
[3 hours] Basic ceramic techniques explored. Introduction to hand-building, simple mold techniques and the potter's wheel. Basic glaze and clay body formulation and firing procedures.

ART 2300 PAINTING
[3 hours] Introduction and overview of painting materials and techniques, including oil, acrylic, and watercolor media. Explores design concepts, formal and conceptual skills, and color theory.

ART 2400 CONCEPTS IN ART,STUDIO, AND THEORY
[3 hours] This course will create a forum where students will experience studio demonstrations, learn tool and materials best practices, exchange ideas with visiting artists, and engage in the broader art community.

ART 3000 NM IMAGING
[3 hours] Varying studio topics in fine art photography and digital imaging, including digital photography, digital drawing, and BW photography. May be repeated under different course titles.

ART 3010 NM INTERACTIVITY
[3 hours] Varying studio topics in interactive new media including web-art, 2D animation, and the exploration of interface design and information dissemination. May be repeated under different course titles.

ART 3100 2D METHODS
[3 hours] Studio course focusing on one of the following disciplines: drawing, painting or printmaking, within separate class settings. Courses explore various topics and techniques. May be repeated under differing course titles.

ART 3110 2D VISUAL PERCEPTION
[3 hours] Studio course in one of these disciplines: drawing, painting or printmaking, separate class settings. Courses explore visual perception relating to the creation of artworks. May repeat under different course titles.

ART 3120 2D CONCEPTS
[3 hours] Studio course in one of the following disciplines: drawing, painting, or printmaking, within separate class settings. Courses deal with various concepts and topics. May be repeated under different course titles.

ART 3200 3D METHODS
[3 hours] Varying studio topics in 3D form creation and processes, including sculptural fabrication and casting, replication, and subtraction; or ceramics form execution. May be repeated under different course titles.

ART 3210 3D CONCEPTS
[3 hours] Varying studio topics in 3D art including the creation of installation and performance works and the exploration of new models of sculpture and ceramics. May be repeated under different course titles.

ART 3900 NMDP EXTERNSHIP
[3 hours] Students will participate in multiple externship experiences throughout the term in print-based, web-based, and organizational/educational settings. The externship will involve pre-observational research, job shadowing, and post-observational seminar sessions.

ART 3950 NMDP METHODS AND PRACTICES
[3 hours] Survey of methods, techniques, and professional practices in new media design, including: historical overview, creative and design processes, new media design environments, marketing and commerce and workflow and collaboration.

ART 4000 NM IMAGING
[3 hours] Advanced studio courses in fine art photography and digital imaging, which within separate class settings may include a variety of processes and topics. May be repeated under differing course titles.

ART 4010 NM INTERACTIVITY
[3 hours] Advanced studio topics in interactive new media including web-art, multi-media, electronic publishing, and the expanded exploration of interface design and information dissemination. May be repeated under different course titles.

ART 4020 NM TIME/MOTION/SPACE
[3 hours] Advanced studio topics in time-based new media, which within separate class settings may include a variety of media and topics, such as 3D modeling and rendering and digital video and compositing. May be repeated under differing course titles.

ART 4100 2D-METHODS
[3 hours] Advanced studio course focusing on one of the following disciplines: drawing, painting or printmaking, separate class settings. Courses explore various topics and techniques. May be repeated under differing course titles.

ART 4110 2D VISUAL PERCEPTION
[3 hours] Advanced studio course in one of these disciplines: drawing, painting or printmaking, separate class settings. Courses explore visual perception relating to creating artworks. May repeat under different course titles.

ART 4120 2D CONCEPTS
[3 hours] Advanced studio course in one of the following disciplines: drawing, painting or printmaking, separate class settings. Courses deal with various concepts and topics. May be repeated under different course titles.

ART 4200 3D METHODS
[3 hours] Advanced studio courses in 3D form creation that, within separate class settings, includes a variety of processes and topics. May be repeated under different course titles.

ART 4210 3D CONCEPTS
[3 hours] Advanced studio topics in 3D art includes the creation of works and the further exploration of emerging issues in contemporary sculpture and ceramics. May be repeated under different course titles.

ART 4400 BFA THESIS EXHIBITION
[3 hours] A capstone course taken by BFA art students during the final spring semester; creates a context for accomplishing a professional gallery exhibition and supportive materials.

ART 4420 BA THESIS PROJECT
[3 hours] A capstone course where BA art students create a topic-based project and published body of artwork relating to the student’s area of concentration.

ART 4850 PROFESSIONAL PRACTICES
[3 hours] Professional skills course for advanced art. Topics include portfolios, resumes, taxes, contracts shipping, documenting artwork, artists' statements, exhibitions/competitions, galleries, artists' talks and more.

ART 4950 NMDP INTENSIVE
[3 hours] Working with AMP students, art history faculty, and museum professionals, students will create a mediated delivery system related to a TMA exhibition topic studied in ARTH 3950.

ART 4960 NMDP SEMINAR
[1 hour] Analysis of the NMDP experience and creation of a written and mediated project focusing on student activities, client relationship, collaborative efforts, and final product/audience assessment.

Last Updated: 6/26/15