Visual Arts (ARTS)

ARTS 101 - DRAWING FOR THE NON ART MAJOR

Short Title: DRAWING FOR THE NON ART MAJOR

Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Studio

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: Drawing for the Non Art Major is intended to introduce basic, fundamental art practice to students not intending to major in art. This course will work to develop perceptive and interpretive skills - working both inside and outside traditional thought - to translate three-dimensional objects into two-dimensional work. Students will work in multiple black and white media and will be introduced to linear perspective and artistic composition. Students will be required to participate in class discussions and critiques. This course has limited enrollment. The roster is formatted on the first day class by the instructor, who may allow additional registration for majors and underclassmen. It is necessary to attend the first class meeting to confirm your place on the class roster.

ARTS 103 - CREATIVE 2-D DESIGN

Short Title: CREATIVE 2-D DESIGN

Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Studio

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: Study of the elements and principles of design and drawing using traditional and digital means. The emphasis in the class is on a foundation to culture practice and the critical approaches to art and technology. Students will be required to participate in class discussions and critiques. This course has limited enrollment. The roster is formatted on the first day class by the instructor, who may allow additional registration for majors and underclassmen. It is necessary to attend the first class meeting to confirm your place on the class roster.

ARTS 165 - BEGINNING SCULPTURE

Short Title: BEGINNING SCULPTURE

Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture/Laboratory

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: Introduction to the concepts and forms of contemporary sculpture. Exploration of materials (including plaster, clay, cardboard, fabric, wood, and found objects) and sculpture techniques such as mold making and woodworking. Shop and studios are available days and evening throughout the week. This course has limited enrollment. The roster is formatted on the first day class by the instructor, who may allow additional registration for majors and underclassmen. It is necessary to attend the first class meeting to confirm your place on the class roster.

ARTS 200 - SPECIAL PROBLEMS IN STUDIO ART I

Short Title: SPECIAL PROB IN STUDIO ART I

Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Independent Study

Credit Hours: 1-6

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: Study of problems at the introductory level in creative art. Topics may vary. Please consult with your faculty advisor for additional information. This class may be used in awarding transfer credit. Instructor Permission Required. Repeatable for Credit.

ARTS 225 - BEGINNING DRAWING

Short Title: BEGINNING DRAWING

Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Studio

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: This course introduces students to the basic techniques, materials and processes of drawing. Students will explore line, tone, space, form, composition, and content through a variety of drawing assignments in dry and wet media. Students learn how to draw from direct observation. No previous drawing experience is required.

ARTS 230 - COMICS AND SEQUENTIAL ART

Short Title: COMICS AND SEQUENTIAL ART

Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Studio

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: An introduction to the art of combining words and pictures: diverse applications such as storyboarding for stage and screen, comic books and graphic novels, and serial or multiples in a variety of media all fall under the umbrella of Sequential Art. Through instruction, demos, readings and practice, students will learn the history and implementation of linear visual narratives utilizing the Comics Art Teaching and Study Workshop as a resource. Students in this class will also participate in the construction and establishment of a permanent research center for the study of Comic Book Art within the Department of Visual and Dramatic Arts. This course has limited enrollment. The roster is formatted on the first day class by the instructor, who may allow additional registration for majors and underclassmen. It is necessary to attend the first class meeting to confirm your place on the class roster. Cross-list: FILM 275.

ARTS 262 - ART OF DIY: PROBLEM SOLVING AND MAKING

Short Title: ART OF DIY: PROBLEM SOLVING

Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture/Laboratory

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: The utilization of D.I.Y. (Do It Yourself) communities will be a centralized resource used to guide and complete audio work within the class. Keeping in mind the question: within contemporary society, how has the ability to produce and problem solve on an individual basis changed? The focuses of this class are to produce diverse technically proficient works of art that draw from and inform the student's current research. The class will also, during the course of the semester, build and implement a large, open-source DIY laser cutter. This course has limited enrollment. The roster is formatted on the first day class by the instructor, who may allow additional registration for majors and underclassmen. It is necessary to attend the first class meeting to confirm your place on the class roster. Instructor Permission Required.

ARTS 263 - ART OF DIY: PROBLEM SOLVING AND MAKING II

Short Title: ART OF DIY: PROBLEM SOLVING II

Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture/Laboratory

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: The focus of this class will be to first build a DIY 3-D printer. We will utilize the laser cutter built in the previous DIY course to make the necessary components for the printer. We will then focus our attention on utilizing these tools to construct works of art that draw from and inform the students current research and interests. This course has limited enrollment. The roster is formatted on the first day class by the instructor, who may allow additional registration for majors and underclassmen. It is necessary to attend the first class meeting to confirm your place on the class roster. Instructor Permission Required.

ARTS 270 - BIG PAINTING: MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES FOR THEATRICAL PAINTING

Short Title: BIG PAINTING FOR THEATRE

Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture/Laboratory

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: Big Painting: Materials and Techniques for Theatrical Painting will examine the materials and techniques usually associated with scenic and theatrical painting but as applied to the context of 21st century contemporary art practices. Students will learn how to make big paintings. This course has limited enrollment. The roster is formatted on the first day class by the instructor, who may allow additional registration for majors and underclassmen. It is necessary to attend the first class meeting to confirm your place on the class roster. Cross-list: THEA 270.

ARTS 280 - HISTORY & AESTHETICS OF FILM

Short Title: HISTORY & AESTHETICS OF FILM

Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 4

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: Introduction to the art and aesthetics of film as an artifact produced within certain social contexts. Includes style, narration, mise-en-scene, editing, sound, and ideology in classical Hollywood cinema, as well as in independent, alternative, notification, and Third World cinemas. Cross-list: FILM 280, HART 280.

ARTS 294 - SPECIAL PROBLEMS IN STUDIO ART: JUNIOR FIELD TRIP

Short Title: JUNIOR FIELD TRIP

Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Independent Study

Credit Hours: 1-3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: Study of problems at the introductory level in creative art. Topics may vary. Please consult with department for additional information. May be used in awarding transfer credit. Instructor Permission Required. Repeatable for Credit.

ARTS 300 - SPECIAL PROBLEMS IN STUDIO ART II

Short Title: SPECIAL PROB IN STUDIO ART II

Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Independent Study

Credit Hours: 1-6

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Study of problems at the intermediate level in creative art. Topics may vary. Please consult with your faculty advisor for additional information. This class may be used in awarding transfer credit. Instructor Permission Required. Repeatable for Credit.

ARTS 301 - BEGINNING PAINTING

Short Title: BEGINNING PAINTING

Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Studio

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This course introduces students to the basic language, tools, and materials of painting. Students will learn painting techniques and concepts, starting with painting from observation and ending with more student-directed projects. Lectures and filed trips will explore painting through an art historical context as well as a contemporary one.

ARTS 310 - COLLABORATIVE PRINTMAKING

Short Title: COLLABORATIVE PRINTMAKING

Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Studio

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This course is designed to interactively educate the student about the collaborative print process beyond artistic dialog, allowing each student to work as artist-printmaker, economist, and business planner. The course will examine the process of taking artwork from the beginning concept to the finished product to the marketplace -- all the while staying within a budget. This course has limited enrollment. The roster is formatted on the first day class by the instructor, who may allow additional registration for majors and underclassmen. It is necessary to attend the first class meeting to confirm your place on the class roster.

ARTS 311 - BEGINNING PRINTMAKING

Short Title: BEGINNING PRINTMAKING

Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Studio

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This course will give an introduction to prints and printmaking through the study of original works on paper and the opportunity to produce printed works of art. Works will include etchings, lithograph, linocut, and monoprints. Enrollment is limited. The instructor will formulate the course roster and may allow additional majors and under classmen to enroll.

ARTS 312 - RELIEF I

Short Title: RELIEF I

Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Studio

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Prerequisite(s): ARTS 225

Description: Instruction in black-and-white linoleum prints. Includes advanced color methods. This course has limited enrollment. The roster is formatted on the first day class by the instructor, who may allow additional registration for majors and underclassmen. It is necessary to attend the first class meeting to confirm your place on the class roster.

ARTS 314 - SCREEN PRINTING I

Short Title: SCREEN PRINTING I

Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture/Laboratory

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Prerequisite(s): ARTS 101 or ARTS 225

Description: Instruction in color screen-printing processes. Emphasis will be on figurative/narrative work with strong print experimentation. This course has limited enrollment. The roster is formatted on the first day class by the instructor, who may allow additional registration for majors and underclassmen. It is necessary to attend the first class meeting to confirm your place on the class roster.

ARTS 315 - LINO + MONOPRINTING

Short Title: LINO + MONOPRINTING

Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture/Laboratory

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Prerequisite(s): ARTS 101 or ARTS 225

Description: Introduction to Monotype. Includes black-and-white and color Monotype printing. This course has limited enrollment. The roster is formatted on the first day class by the instructor, who may allow additional registration for majors and underclassmen. It is necessary to attend the first class meeting to confirm your place on the class roster.

ARTS 320 - MONOTYPE I

Short Title: MONOTYPE I

Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Studio

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Includes black-and-white, color, chine-colle, and additional monotype printing techniques to produce one of a kind prints. Creative and personal imagery is emphasized.

ARTS 322 - 3-D PRINTMAKING

Short Title: 3-D PRINTMAKING

Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Laboratory

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Prerequisite(s): ARTS 225

Description: This course will produce 3-dimensional works utilizing the traditional and non-traditional print processes of linocut, photocopy, transfer, vinyl cutter, and monoprinting techniques. This course has limited enrollment. The roster is formatted on the first day class by the instructor, who may allow additional registration for majors and underclassmen. It is necessary to attend the first class meeting to confirm your place on the class roster.

ARTS 323 - DRAWING STUDIO

Short Title: DRAWING STUDIO

Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Studio

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Prerequisite(s): ARTS 225

Description: A continuation of Beginning Drawing, where students continue to investigate the concepts, materials, and possibilities of drawing. Students will explore further drawing in all its permutations, experimenting with scale, new materials, and new techniques. Assignments will continue focusing on working from life while also offering opportunities to work more subjectively.

ARTS 325 - LIFE DRAWING

Short Title: LIFE DRAWING

Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Studio

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Prerequisite(s): ARTS 101 or ARTS 225

Description: This course introduces students to drawing from the model. Students will work from short and long poses on exercises emphasizing gesture, proportion, composition, and character. A variety of media and approaches will be introduced. Homework and required visits to museums and galleries will build on what students practice in class.

ARTS 326 - COLLAGE

Short Title: COLLAGE

Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Studio

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This course introduces methods and theories of collage. Lectures, museum visits, and projects examine both the historical precedents for collage and its contemporary possibilities. Students explore collage through experimentation with diverse materials, approaches, and critiques. Students will work with frottage, photomontage, and assemblage, both independently and collaboratively.

ARTS 327 - DOCUMENTARY PRODUCTION

Short Title: DOCUMENTARY PRODUCTION

Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Studio

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Study of the expressive possibilities of documentary production using digital systems. Space in studio classes is limited. Registration does not guarantee a place in class. The class roster is formulated on the first day of class by the individual instructor. Cross-list: ANTH 324, FILM 327.

ARTS 328 - FILMMAKING I

Short Title: FILMMAKING I

Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Studio

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Dramatic film production class that requires the making of one digital video and one 16mm film. Space in studio classes is limited. Registration does not guarantee a place in class. The class roster is formulated on the first day of class by the individual instructor. Cross-list: FILM 328.

ARTS 329 - FILM FORM

Short Title: FILM FORM

Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Studio

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Viewing, analysis, and discussion of modern and classic films. Space in studio classes is limited. Registration does not guarantee a place in class. The class roster is formulated on the first day of class by the individual instructor. Cross-list: FILM 329.

ARTS 330 - INTERMEDIATE STUDIES: POP ART & ITS ORIGINS: ENGLAND & AMERICA C. 1955-1968

Short Title: INTERMEDIA STUDIES

Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Pop Art whether American, British, or European, had - and has as its underlying and unifying agenda - a commentary or critique concerning the impact of "popular" culture (film, television, advertising, music, fashion, etc.) on contemporary society, especially in creating a new synthesis of "popular" and "high" culture in the visual arts. This, in part, was a reaction against the lofty, idealistic aspirations of post-war abstraction. This course will examine the philosophical and aesthetic origins and development of what came to be known as Pop Art.

ARTS 331 - POSTMODERNISM: ART FROM 1976 TO PRESENT

Short Title: POSTMODERNISM:1976-PRSNT

Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Several influences reenergized the art scene in the late 1970s. Among the most significant were a new presence of European art and a new generation of American artists, accompanied by a return to figurative painting, the growth of the Feminist art scene, and new tendencies in abstraction. This course examines the artists, forms, and terms that have emerged since Documenta VII, held in Kassell, Germany in 1982. Among the many artists covered are Baselitz, Beuys, Chia, Clemence, Cucchi, Fischl, Lucian, Freud, Gilbert and George, Kiefer, Longe, Marianni, Richter, Salle, Schnabel, and Sultan.

ARTS 332 - CRITICAL STUDIES OF MULTIMEDIA ARTS

Short Title: CRITICAL STU OF MULTIMEDIA ART

Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Critical Studies for Multimedia Arts is a course designed to familiarize art and non-art majors with key theories and core concepts in modern and contemporary multimedia art. Students will examine a broad spectrum of specific topics in contemporary artwork related conceptually to: space/time; bodies and performance; "sculptural" studies in an expanded field and video & film space. This is a multi-dimensional class consisting of guest lectures, artist-speakers, and field trips to local museums, galleries and alternative art spaces. This course will include discussions on readings, writings and special projects. This promises to be a fun and thought-provoking class and is designed to enhance studio practice and encourage interest in the visual arts. Cross-list: FILM 332, FOTO 332, THEA 332.

ARTS 349 - PRINTMAKING STUDIO

Short Title: PRINTMAKING STUDIO

Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Studio

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Prerequisite(s): ARTS 225

Description: Exploration of etching, lithography, photo gravure, and monoprinting. Enrollment is limited. The instructor will formulate the course roster and may allow additional majors and underclassmen to enroll.

ARTS 358 - GROTESQUE, IMPURE, AND HYBRID PRACTICES IN ART

Short Title: MONSTER STUDIO

Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Studio

Credit Hours: 3

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This course should be taken in conjunction with Monster (HUMA 368 or BIOC 368). Topics discussed in that seminar will act as prompts for studio projects. Students will work independently and in groups on assignments addressing the monstrous in art, culminating in a final exhibition. Intended for all skill and experience levels.

ARTS 366 - SCULPTURE STUDIO

Short Title: SCULPTURE STUDIO

Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Studio

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Prerequisite(s): ARTS 165

Description: Study of advanced problems in various sculptural media. Limited enrollment. The roster is formulated on the first day of class by the instructor, who may allow additional registration for majors and under-classmen. It is necessary to attend the first class meeting to confirm your place on the class roster. Cross-list: ARCH 367.

ARTS 368 - PHYSICAL COMPUTING FOR ART

Short Title: PHYSICAL COMPUTING FOR ART

Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture/Laboratory

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This class will explore how we relate to other humans and our environment through digital technology. We will begin constructing projects on traditional computers; however, the projects in the class will expand beyond these confines. The class will focus on a hands-on experience of making interactive art projects, performance installations, interactive moving images, and sound within the context of contemporary art. Space in studio class is limited. Registration does not guarantee a place in class. The class roster will be formulated on the first day of class by the individual instructor. Repeatable for Credit.

ARTS 370 - OUTSIDE CONTEXT: ART, ARTISTS AND AUDIENCES BEYOND THE WHITE CUBE

Short Title: OUTSIDE CONTEXT

Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture/Laboratory

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Outside Context: Art, Artists, and Audiences beyond the White Cube concerns the history and practice of making artwork in mass media forms. Contexts that are traditionally the baliwick of advertising and entertainment, and now more often, a place where artists implement work that engages wider audiences. Combining lectures and practice, students will participate in the development of new artworks in mass media and public forms. This course has limited enrollment. The roster is formatted on the first day class by the instructor, who may allow additional registration for majors and underclassmen. It is necessary to attend the first class meeting to confirm your place on the class roster.

ARTS 378 - EXHIBITION DESIGN

Short Title: EXHIBITION DESIGN

Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This course will explore the world of museums and galleries through exhibition design. Students will study the curatorial process and exhibition preparation including concept development, educational goals, budget, installation, and publicity. Discussions, workshops, museum visits, and guest lectures will provide students the opportunity to gain practical experience in museum/gallery work.

ARTS 383 - STUDIO ART INTERNSHIP

Short Title: STUDIO ART INTERNSHIP

Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Internship/Practicum

Credit Hours: 1-6

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This course is a field-based, supervised, professional learning experience designed to enhance classroom learning. Students will be responsible for identifying and securing internship positions and must obtain permission from the department chairman and have a department faculty sponsor. All interns are required to keep an internship journal recording duties and activities; the journal will be used as the basis of a five-page paper summarizing the internship experience. Documentation of the work produced during the internship is required, portfolio, CD, DVD, etc. Instructor Permission Required. Repeatable for Credit.

ARTS 384 - TEXT AND IMAGE

Short Title: TEXT AND IMAGE

Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This interdisciplinary course will explore the relationship between language, text, and the visual arts. The class will examine poet/artist collaborations, text-focused artistic movements such as Dada, Surrealism, and the early text-based works of the 1960s, along with contemporary artists and writers who push the boundaries of their fields. Field trips, readings, group discussions, and class critique will all be integral to this course. Students will develop projects, either through individual investigation or group collaboration, examining how words and images might intersect. The semester will culminate in a publication of these projects. This course has limited enrollment. The roster is formatted on the first day class by the instructor, who may allow additional registration for majors and underclassmen. It is necessary to attend the first class meeting to confirm your place on the class roster.

ARTS 388 - CRITICAL STUDIES FOR STUDIO PRACTICE

Short Title: CRIT STUDIES STUDIO PRACTICE

Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Critical Studies for Studio Practice is a course designed to familiarize art and non-art majors with key theories and concepts in modern and contemporary art. This is a multi- dimensional class consisting of guest lectures, artist- speakers, and art field trips to local museums, galleries, and alternative art spaces. The course will include discussions on readings, writing, and special projects. This promises to be a fun and thought-provoking class and is designed to enhance studio practice and encourage interest in the visual arts.

ARTS 396 - SPEC PROBLEMS: MOBILE ARTS PROJECT

Short Title: SPEC PROB: MOBILE ARTS PROJECT

Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Independent Study

Credit Hours: 1-3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: The focus of this special problems/independent study class will be on the practical conversion of a 30' transit bus into a multi-purpose mobile arts platform. Students will work one-on-one with Professor Sperandio and visiting artists on the development and fabrication of a variety of mechanical systems, including HVAC, electrical and plumbing. Participants will develop a more comprehensive understanding of alternative art practices through targeted readings and discussions, as well as participate in the development of new uses for this mobile arts space once it's completed. This project is funded in part by the Humanities Research Center, Rice Office of Parking and Transportation, and the Department of Visual and Dramatic Arts. Instructor Permission Required. Repeatable for Credit.

ARTS 398 - SURVIVAL GUIDE FOR THE EMERGING ARTIST

Short Title: SURVL GUIDE EMERG ART

Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Visual and Dramatic Arts. Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: The purpose of this course is to prepare undergraduate art majors to develop and cultivate behavior, habits, and methods through which to best represent themselves and their work in a professional environment within the contemporary art world. The course will focus on the curriculum vitae, photographic records, presses, books, catalogues, as well as general tax issues, resale certificates, basic financial planning, web design, and the use of presentational tools such as PowerPoint. Students will learn how to write cover letters, artistic statements, press releases, and project proposals related to grants and/or residencies. This course is intended for visual art majors. Instructor Permission Required.

ARTS 400 - SPECIAL PROBLEMS IN STUDIO ART III

Short Title: SPECIAL PROB IN STUDIO ART III

Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Independent Study

Credit Hours: 1-6

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Study of problems at the advanced level in creative art. Topics may vary. Please consult with your faculty advisor for additional information. This class may be used in awarding transfer credit. Instructor Permission Required. Repeatable for Credit.

ARTS 401 - PAINTING STUDIO

Short Title: PAINTING STUDIO

Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Studio

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Prerequisite(s): ARTS 301

Description: A continuation of practices and concepts introduced in Beginning Painting. Individual expression will be encouraged through a series of assignments that explore scale, subject matter, and process. Experimentation in different, painterly media will be encouraged. Students will continue to learn how to discuss painting through in-class critique. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for ARTS 401 and ARTS 303.

ARTS 425 - ADVANCED DRAWING

Short Title: ADVANCED DRAWING

Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Studio

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Prerequisite(s): (ARTS 225 or ARTS 101) and ARTS 323

Description: This advanced course uses students to further uncover and articulate the possibilities of drawing. Students will continue to learn drawing techniques while developing their own individual drawing vocabularies. Assignments will be more open in structure, allowing the opportunity for more individually driven projects, specific to each student's interests.

ARTS 427 - ADVANCED FILMMAKING

Short Title: ADVANCED FILMMAKING

Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture/Laboratory

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Prerequisite(s): FILM 225 and (FILM 327 or ARTS 327) and (FILM 328 or ARTS 328)

Description: Advanced documentary production using digital camera and editing systems. Continuation of ARTS 327. Space in studio class is limited. Registration does not guarantee a place in class. The class roster is formulated on the first day of class by the individual instructor. Cross-list: FILM 427.

ARTS 428 - FILMMAKING II

Short Title: FILMMAKING II

Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Studio

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: 16mm film production course utilizing handmade cinema techniques. Space in class is limited. Registration does not guarantee a place in class. The class roster is formulated the first day of class by the individual instructor. Cross-list: FILM 428.

ARTS 430 - ARTS RESEARCH AND PRACTICE

Short Title: ARTS RESEARCH AND PRACTICE

Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Research

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Independent Study with a faculty member in Visual and Dramatic Arts in a specified art practice and field of research. The student will devise and work upon a chosen artistic practice. Instructor Permission Required.

ARTS 432 - FILM GENRE: THE WESTERN

Short Title: FILM GENRE: THE WESTERN

Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Survey of the essential American film experience spanning all the years of U.S. cinema, with emphasis on the western and its mythic function in society. Space in studio classes is limited. Registration does not guarantee a place in class. The class roster is formulated on the first day of class by the individual instructor. Cross-list: FILM 432.

ARTS 435 - SEMINAR ON FILM AUTHORSHIP: THE NEW HOLLYWOOD

Short Title: SEMINAR ON FILM AUTHORSHIP

Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 4

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This seminar covers the concept of authorship in Hollywood cinema since 1968. Filmmakers include Francis Ford Coppola, David Lynch, the Coen Brothers, and Charlie Kaufman. Cross-list: FILM 435, HART 480.

ARTS 444 - HANDMADE FILM

Short Title: HANDMADE FILM

Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Studio

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: 16mm film production course utilizing handmade cinema techniques, 4 required 16mm films made using surface treatments, shooting with a 16mm film camera, hand developing, classic animation, crating soundtracks and digital editing. Space in class is limited. Registration does not guarantee a place in class. Cross-list: FILM 444.

ARTS 447 - SPECIAL PROBLEMS IN LIFE DRAWING

Short Title: SPECIAL PROBLEMS LIFE DRAWING

Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Independent Study

Credit Hours: 1-6

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Study of advanced problems in creative art. Topics may vary. Please consult with the department for additional information. May be used in awarding transfer credit. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Instructor Permission Required. Repeatable for Credit.

ARTS 449 - PRINTMAKING STUDIO

Short Title: ADVANCED PRINTMAKING

Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Studio

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Prerequisite(s): ARTS 311 and ARTS 349

Description: Advanced exploration of etching, lithography, photo gravure, and monoprinting. Enrollment is limited. The instructor will formulate the course roster and may allow addtional majors and underclassmen to enroll.

ARTS 450 - SPECIAL PROBLEMS IN PRINTMAKING

Short Title: SPECIAL PROBLEMS PRINTMAKING

Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Independent Study

Credit Hours: 1-6

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Study of advanced problems in creative art. Topics may vary. Please consult with the department for additional information. May be used in awarding transfer credit. Instructor Permission Required. Repeatable for Credit.

ARTS 457 - SPECIAL PROBLEMS IN SCULPTURE

Short Title: SPECIAL PROBLEMS-SCULPTURE

Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Independent Study

Credit Hours: 1-6

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Study of advanced problems in creative art. Topics may vary. Please consult with the department for additional information. May be used in awarding transfer credit. Instructor Permission Required. Repeatable for Credit.

ARTS 460 - ADVANCED COMPUTER GRAPHICS

Short Title: ADV COMPUTER GRAPHICS

Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture/Laboratory

Credit Hours: 4

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This project-based class involves teams of 2-4 CS and Visual Arts students designing and building computer games suitable for Xbox Live Arcade using C# and XNA. For CS students, COMP 160 or COMP 360 is recommended as a prerequisite. For Visual Arts students, previous experience in drawing using Photoshop is suggested. Instructor Permission Required. Cross-list: COMP 460.

Course URL: www.owlnet.rice.edu/~comp460

ARTS 465 - ADVANCED SCULPTURE

Short Title: ADVANCED SCULPTURE

Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Studio

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Prerequisite(s): ARTS 165 or ARTS 365

Description: Study of advanced problems in various sculptural media. This course has limited enrollment. The roster is formatted on the first day class by the instructor, who may allow additional registration for majors and underclassmen. It is necessary to attend the first class meeting to confirm your place on the class roster.

ARTS 475 - ADVANCED PAINTING

Short Title: ADVANCED PAINTING

Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Studio

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Prerequisite(s): ARTS 301 and (ARTS 303 or ARTS 401)

Description: Students will further advance their painting skills while beginning to develop a personal painting vocabulary. Students will have the opportunity to experiment with new materials, at new scales, and with new subject matter. Assignments will be more open in structure, allowing for more individually driven projects, specific to student interest.

ARTS 494 - SPECIAL PROBLEMS IN PRINTMAKING

Short Title: SPECIAL PROBLEMS PRINTMAKING

Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Independent Study

Credit Hours: 1-6

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Study of advanced problems in creative art. Topics may vary. Please consult with the department for additional information. May be used in awarding transfer credit. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Instructor Permission Required. Repeatable for Credit.

ARTS 499 - SENIOR STUDIO

Short Title: SENIOR STUDIO

Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Studio

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment limited to students with a class of Senior. Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Visual and Dramatic Arts. Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Required seminar for all studio track majors. This course is designed to guide the senior major in focused preparation of their work of the annual senior exhibition. Classes will consist of lectures, visits and critiques by artists and curators, and intensive independent studio work. Prerequisites: Students must receive permission from their faculty advisor or department chair to register for this class; only department majors who have senior academic standing will be allowed to register for this course. Department Permission Required. Repeatable for Credit.