Courses

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SBU ART FALL 2013 COURSE SCHEDULE:

 

UNDERGRADUATE ART HISTORY AND CRITICISM COURSES

ARH 101-D Art in Culture from Prehistoric Times to the Age of the Cathedrals, ca. 1400 A.D.

A survey of the history of painting, sculpture, and architecture from its beginnings in prehistoric times to the end of the Middle Ages. Works of art are studied both as individual monuments with intrinsic aesthetic appeal and as expressions of the needs, ideals, and aspirations of the particular society in which they were created.

3 credits

ARH 102-D Art in Culture from the Early Renaissance, ca.1400, to Postmodernism

A survey of the history of painting, sculpture, and architecture from the Renaissance to the present day. Works of art are studied both as individual monuments with intrinsic aesthetic appeal and as expressions of the needs, ideals, and aspirations of the particular society in which they were created.

3 credits

ARH 201-D Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas

An introduction to the arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas. Following discussion of basic concepts in studying non-Western art, the course focuses on comparing and contrasting the arts of particular societies in each of these regions from ancient times to the present.

Advisory Prerequisite: U2 standing

3 credits

ARH 203-J History of Asian Art

A general course on Far Eastern art covering India, China, and Japan from its beginnings to the present. Emphasis is on the major arts of painting and sculpture, with some reference to architecture.

Prerequisite: ARH 101 or 102

3 credits

ARH 205-G Introduction to Architecture

An introduction to the discipline of architecture through various interpretations of its technological and cultural functions. Focusing on the history of architecture’s engagement with engineering, anthropology, sociology, and politics, this course explores changing conceptions of the nature and the task of architecture.

3 credits

ARH 207-I Digital Media: History and Theory

An introduction to historical and theoretical issues in digital media. Following discussion of basic concepts in studying digital media, the course focuses on examining the history of computer technologies, and their theoretical implications and cultural ramifications in the present. This course is offered as ARH 207 and DIA 207.

3 credits

ARH 299 Gallery Management Workshop

Development of practical skills in the business and managerial problems of an art gallery. Assigned readings focus on arts administration, arts conservation, and connoisseurship. May be repeated twice.

Prerequisite: ARH 101 or 102

1 credit

ARH 300-I Greek Art and Architecture

The study of ancient Greek art and architecture from the earliest beginnings in the geometric period through the archaic, classical, and Hellenistic periods.

Prerequisite: ARH 101

3 credits

ARH 301-I Roman Art and Architecture

The study of ancient Roman art and architecture from the Republic through the Constantinian period in Italy and the greater Roman world.

Prerequisite: ARH 101

3 credits

ARH 302-J Ancient Egyptian Art

Survey of art and architecture of ancient Egypt from the development of the first monumental art and architecture (c. 3000 B.C.) through the Early Christian era (c. 300 A.D.) focussing on culturally specific concepts of representation and aesthetics and the status and purposes

of ancient Egyptian arts. The role of patronage, the uses of art and architecture in cult, in temples, and in tombs, and the relationship of art and politics are considered, along with the question of the place of Egyptian art within the development of world art and the concept of

Egypt as the African origins of Western civilization.

Prerequisite: ARH 101

3 credits

ARH 305-I Art and Culture of the Middle Ages

A broad examination of the art and architecture of the Middle Ages in the context of medieval history and culture. Topics include relationships to the imperial tradition, monasticism, and feudalism; the interaction and legacy of Roman, Celtic, and Germanic arts; the rise of urban culture and the creative competition between cities.

Prerequisite: ARH 101

3 credits

ARH 306-I The Early Renaissance in Italy

Art in Italy in from the late 13th through the 15th centuries, with special emphasis on Florence and Siena, and such major figures as Masaccio, Donatello, Piero della Francesca, and Botticelli. This course offered as both ARH 306 and HUI 306.

Prerequisite: ARH 101

3 credits

ARH 307-I The Age of Michelangelo in Central Italy

An exploration of the works of Michelangelo, Da Vinci and other major masters, including Raphael, Bramante and Pontormo, who inspired, were influenced by or rejected the work and ideals of

Michelangelo.This course is offered as both ARH 307 and HUI 307.

Prerequisite: ARH 101 and 102

Advisory Prerequisite: ARH 306

3 credits

ARH 310-I Splendors of Renaissance Art in Venice

The special qualities of Venetian art, which blends Byzantine, Islamic, and Western traditions, are explored through the works of such major figures as Giovanni Bellini, Giorgione, Titian, Veronese,

and Palladio. Course offered as both ARH 310 and HUI 310.

Prerequisite: ARH 101 and 102

Advisory prerequisite: ARH 307

3 credits

ARH 314-I Northern Baroque Art and Architecture, 1600-1700

A

study structured around the comparison of the art and architecture of urban and court cultures in 17th century Flanders, Netherlands, France, and England. Topics include royal and court portraiture (Rubens, Van Dyck, Le Brun), individual and civic portraiture of the Dutch middle classes (Rembrandt, Hals), genre painting and the marketing of ‘low life’ imagery (Steen, Brouwer), the production of the domestic sphere in Dutch everyday life scenes (Vermeer, Metsu, Ter Borch), the rise of landscape (Poussin, Lorrain, Hobberma), as well as urban and court spectacle in Antwerp, London, and Versailles.

Prerequisite: ARH 102

3 credits

ARH 315-I Spanish Painting, 1560-1750

Painting in Spain from El Greco to Murillo. Special emphasis is given to the principal figures working during this golden age of the arts, among them Zurbaran, Ribera, and Velazquez.

Prerequisite: ARH 102

3 credits

ARH 316-I Baroque Art in Italy and Spain, 1600-1700

Examination of the visual culture of Counter Reformation Italy and Spain, focusing predominantly on art and architecture of 17th century Rome and the Spanish court. The painting of Caravaggio and Carracci, as well as the sculpture and architecture of Bernini and Borromini are studied in detail. Topics include genre painting and the emergence of the art market; gender stereotypes and the market for religious images of eroticism, mysticism, and violence in Italy and Spain; secular frescoes and their patrons; papal projects and the transformation of Rome; strategies of self representation for the religious orders; portraiture and art collecting at the Spanish court; and Baroque encounters with the New World.

Prerequisite: ARH 102

3 credits

ARH 317-J Islamic Art

Art and architecture in the Islamic world from ca. 600 A.D. to the present, introducing the varied traditions of the arts of the Islamic world, from Spain and Morocco to the Indian subcontinent. Consideration of both religious and secular art and architecture in their historical and cultural contexts with emphasis on the development of Islamic forms of visual representation. This course is offered as both AAS 317 and ARH 317.

Prerequisites: U3 or U4 standing; one ARH course

3 credits

ARH 318-J History of Chinese Painting

A

study of Chinese painting from its beginnings to the present, in relation to art theories written by the artists themselves and their contemporaries.

Prerequisite: ARH 101 or 102

Advisory Prerequisite: CNS/SSI 249 or 250 or courses in Chinese philosophy or history

3 credits

ARH 320-I Art of the 18th Century

A study of the development of 18th-century European art from rococo to neoclassicism.

Prerequisite: ARH 102

Advisory Prerequisite: Two other courses from among D.E.C. categories B, G, and I

3 credits

ARH 322-G American Art Since 1947

A survey of painting and sculpture in New York, including abstract expressionism, hard edge painting, pop art, minimal art, earthworks, protest art, and postmodernism.

Prerequisite: ARH 102

Advisory Prerequisite: ARH 342

3 credits

ARH 324-G Architecture and Design of the 19th and 20th Centuries

A survey of architecture and design from the end of the 18th century to the present. Subjects covered include the crystallization and evolution of Romantic classicism and Romantic naturalism, historicism, the arts and crafts movement, art nouveau, machine aesthetics, the beaux arts tradition, functionalism, the international style, art deco, and postmodernism.

Prerequisites: ARH 101 and 102

Advisory prerequisite: ARH 205

3 credits

ARH 325-J Ancient Mesopotamian Art

Survey of the art and architecture of ancient Mesopotamia from the establishment of the first cities and the development of the first monumental architecture (c. 3300 B.C.) through the Hellenistic conquest. Focus on concepts of representation and aesthetics and their uses in politics, private rituals, and state cults.

Prerequisite: ARH 101

3 credits

ARH 326-J Arts of Ancient Mesoamerica

A survey of the artistic and cultural achievements of the major civilizations of Central America prior to the European conquest. Emphasis is on architectural and sculptural art forms and the ritual,

social, and political contexts within which they were created.

Prerequisite: U3 or U4 standing

Advisory Prerequisite: ARH 201

3 credits

ARH 328-J Arts of West Africa

A study of the arts of West Africa from ancient to contemporary civilizations. Emphasis is primarily on the history of sculptural traditions, especially figurative sculpture and masquerade. These arts

are examined in their political, social, and cultural contexts, as objects of ritual and religious practices, and as evidence of aesthetic choices and achievements.

Prerequisite: U3 or U4 standing

Advisory Prerequisite: ARH 201

3 credits

ARH 329-G Arts of the African Diaspora

A study of the arts of the African Diaspora from the African continent to Brazil, Surinam, the Caribbean, and the United States. Emphasis is on the full range of art forms, including not only sculptural and performance traditions, but also textiles, basketry, and other crafts. Cultural continuities, spiritual belief, and significant changes in context, meaning, style, and technology are examined.This course is offered as both AFH 339 and ARH 329.

Prerequisite: U3 or U4 standing

Advisory Prerequisite: ARH 201

3 credits

ARH 331-K American Art to 1870

Issues of the history of American painting, sculpture, and architecture from the early colonial period to the post-Reconstruction era. The course examines the creative accomplishments of both prominent and lesser-known American artists; and promotes a broader perspective of United States art history by highlighting art’s relationship to developments in American history.

Prerequisite: ARH 101 or 102

3 credits

ARH 332-K American Art, 1870-1940

The histories of American painting, sculpture, architecture, and photography from the period spanning Reconstruction and the rise of modern urban commercial culture to the beginning of World War II. The course examines the creative accomplishments of various prominent American artists and promotes a broader perspective of United States art history by highlighting art’s relationship to developments in American history.

Prerequisite: ARH 101 or 102

Advisory prerequisite: ARH 331

3 credits

ARH 333-K Arts for the Public

The history of efforts to develop forms of artistic work that engage broad audiences of citizens and consumers. Examination of a range of enterprises spanning the century, including monuments, murals, animated cartoons, propaganda, and the Web. Drawing on perspectives from art history, social history, and cultural studies, the course considers developments throughout the 20th century in the United States such as urbanization, political and business expansion, class and racial conflict, war, and technological innovation, in relation to art work.

Prerequisite: ARH 102 or CCS 101

Advisory prerequisite: ARH 332 or 342

3 credits

ARH 334-G Performance Art

This course explores the history and theory of performance art from its inception in the avant-garde movements of the early 20th century through contemporary forms of body art and multi-media forms involving live performers. Questions addressed focus on the choices made by artists, and the forces within the culture that encourage the forms they use. The final project requires students to create a site-specific work, alone or in teams that may or may not use alternative media. This course is offered as both ARH 334 and THR 334.

Prerequisites: U3 or U4 standing; one ARH, ARS, MUS, or THR course

Advisory Prerequisite: ARS/MUS/THR/CDT 208

3 credits

ARH 335-G History of Photography

A historical survey of the technical, theoretical, and aesthetic development of black-and-white and color still photography and its close interrelationship with the evolution of modern art.

Prerequisite: ARH 102 or CCS 101

Advisory Prerequisite: ARH 332 or 342

3 credits

ARH 337-I Northern Renaissance Art

Painting and graphic art in the Netherlands and Germany in the 15th and 16th centuries are studied with special emphasis on the major figures of this period, from van Eyck and van der Weyden to Durer, Holbein, and Bruegel.

Prerequisite: ARH 101 and 102

3 credits

ARH 342-G Art of the 20th Century

The major movements and individual artists in 20th-century painting and sculpture, including reference to the broader sociocultural context of art.

Prerequisite: ARH 102

3 credits

ARH 345-G The Moving Image in 20th century Art

A survey of the use of cinematic technologies within modern and contemporary art practice, from the historical avant-guard to contemporary multiscreen video installation. Situates the history and theory of this work in relation to the evolution of modern art and media culture.

Prerequisites: ARH 102 or CCS 101

Advisory Prerequisites: ARH 342

3 credits

ARH 346-I Art and Politics in the Age of Revolution

A survey of European art from about 1790 to 1850, stressing artistic attitudes as well as a progression of styles. A special effort is made to view art in historical and cultural context. A principal theme is the development of the modern artistic ideology through ideals such as genius, originality, and the sublime, all of which emerge in the context of a series of political revolutions going from 1789 to 1848. Conflict between the aesthetic and the political, the personal and the public, the traditional and the modern will be explored. Major artists treated are: David, Goya, Fuessli, Blake, Runge, Friedrich, Constable, Ingres, Gericault, Delacroix, Turner, Courbet.

Prerequisite: ARH 102

Advisory Prerequisite: One or more 300-level ARH courses

3 credits

ARH 347-I Avant-Garde Art: Realism, Impressionism, Post-Impressionism

An examination of the origins of the avant-garde in European painting and its revolutionary developments from Impressionism through Post Impressionism. The course explores the social, political, and cultural roots of the artists who overturned conservative traditions in favor of modern values and thus established the basis and direction for the art of our time. Conflicts between the aesthetic and the political, the personal and the public, the traditional and the modern will be explored. Social relationships, including those of class and gender, are also embedded in works claiming objective naturalism. Major artists treated are Manet, Degas, Monet, Renoir, Pissarro, Seurat, Van Gogh, Gauguin and Cezanne.

Prerequisite: ARH 102

Advisory Prerequisite: One or more 300-level ARH courses

3 credits

ARH 365-G Women in the Visual Arts

Survey of biographical information and artistic accomplishments of selected women artists from c. 1200 to the present. In addition to art historical analysis of media, form, color, and style, images of women created by women and men are compared and contrasted within specific time periods. The implications and influences of subjects that artists choose are considered for how, when, why, and if they reflect ideologies of sexuality, gender, or race. This course is offered as both ARH 365 and WST 365.

Prerequisite: WST major or minor or WST/SSI 102 or WST 103 or ARH 101 or 102

3 credits

ARH 370-I Masterpieces of Western Art

In-depth exploration of a select number of major art works central to the Western tradition, e.g., the Parthenon, Chartres Cathedral, the Sistine Chapel. Monuments are analyzed visually, historically,

technically, and in terms of their meaning and function for those who commissioned and those who created them. The student develops a critical vocabulary for the analysis, interpretation, and experience of the work of art. Among the issues discussed is the continuing aesthetic and expressive validity or significance of a monument despite changes of context and culture.

Prerequisites: U3 or U4 standing; Completion of D.E.C. categories B and D

3 credits

ARH 390-I Topics in European Art

Semester supplements to this Bulletin contain specific description when course is offered. May be repeated for credit as the topic changes.

Prerequisites: U3 or U4 standing; additional prerequisites when topic is announced

3 credits

ARH 391-G Topics in Global Art

Semester supplements to this Bulletin contain specific description when course is offered. May be repeated for credit as the topic changes.

Prerequisites: U3 or U4 standing; one ARH course

3 credits

ARH 392-I Topics in European Art

Semester supplements to this Bulletin contain specific description when course is offered. May be repeated for credit as the topic changes.

Prerequisites: U3 or U4 standing; additional prerequisites when topic is announced

3 credits

ARH 394-J Topics in Asian Art

Semester supplements to this Bulletin contain specific description when course is offered. May be repeated for credit as the topic changes. This course is offered as both AAS 394 and ARH 394.

Prerequisites: U3 or U4 standing; one ARH course

3 credits

ARH 395-J Topics in Non-Western Art

Semester supplements to this Bulletin contain specific description when course is offered. May be repeated for credit as the topic changes.

Prerequisites: U3 or U4 standing; one ARH course

3 credits

ARH 396-K Topics in American Art

Topics in U.S. art, placed within a broad historical context, including social, political, economic, and cultural history and institutions. Topics may include gender issues in art history, American art from colonial to the present. Semester supplements to this Bulletin contain specific description when course is offered. May be repeated for credit as the topic changes.

Prerequisites: U3 or U4 standing; one ARH course

3 credits

ARH 400 Topics in Art History and Criticism

Semester supplements to this Bulletin contain specific description when course is offered. May be repeated for credit as the topic changes.

Prerequisites: ARH 101 or 102; one other ARH course, varying with topic

3 credits

ARH 401 Topics in Art History and Criticism

Semester supplements to this Bulletin contain specific description when course is offered. May be repeated for credit as the topic changes.

Prerequisites: ARH 101 or 102; one other ARH course, varying with topic

3 credits

ARH 402 Topics in Art History and Criticism

Semester supplements to this Bulletin contain specific description when course is offered. May be repeated for credit as the topic changes.

Prerequisites: ARH 101 or 102; one other ARH course, varying with topic

3 credits

ARH 403 Topics in Art History and Criticism

Semester supplements to this Bulletin contain specific description when course is offered. May be repeated for credit as the topic changes.

Prerequisites: ARH 101 or 102; one other ARH course, varying with topic

3 credits

ARH 404 Topics in Film Studies and Criticism

Semester supplements to this Bulletin contain specific description when course is offered. May be repeated for credit as the topic changes.

Prerequisites: Two of the following: CCS 101, CCS 201, CCS 301, CLT 335, HIS 361, THR 117

3 credits

ARH 420 History and Methods of Art History

Seminar

designed to engage students with the histor and methods of art history. Through close readings of key texts and discussions, the course explores issues raised by aesthetics, iconography, formalism, the social history of art, as well as the impact of semiotics, feminism, psychoanalysis, and post-modernism on the discpline of art history.

Prerequisites: U3 or U4 standing; ARH 101 and 102

Advisory Prerequisite: One other ARH course

3 credits

ARH 475 Undergraduate Teaching Practicum I

Work

with a faculty member as an assistant in one of the faculty member’s regularly scheduled classes. The student is required to attend all the classes, do all the regularly assigned work, and meet with the faculty member at regularly scheduled times to discuss the intellectual and pedagogical matters relating to the course.

Prerequisites: Art history/criticism major; preferably U4 standing; sponsorship of an

instructor; permission of department

3 credits, S/U grading.

ARH 476 Undergraduate Teaching Practicum II

Work with a faculty member as an assistant in one of the faculty member’s regularly scheduled classes. The student is required to attend all the classes, do all the regularly assigned work, and meet with the faculty member at regularly scheduled times to discuss the intellectual and pedagogical matters relating to the course. In ARH 476, students assume greater responsibility in such areas as leading discussions and analyzing results of tests that have already been graded. Students may not serve as teaching assistants in the same course twice.

Prerequisites: ARH 475; permission of instructor and director of undergraduate studies

3 credits, S/U grading.

ARH 485 Projects in Art History and Criticism in New York City

Independent work, under the supervision of a faculty member, investigating work or works from a particular style or period in New York City.

Prerequisites: ARH 101 and 102; two other ARH courses; permission of sponsor and department

0 – 6 credits

ARH 487 Independent Reading and Research in Art

May be repeated up to a maximum of 12 credits.

Prerequisite: At least four courses in art; sponsorship of a faculty member; permission of department

0 – 6 credits

ARH 488 Internship

Participation in the work of galleries, museums, arts agencies, and art historical societies. Students are required to submit written progress reports and a final report of their experiences to the faculty coordinator and the department. May be repeated up to a limit of 12 credits, but no more than six credits may count toward the major in art history/criticism and no more than three credits may count toward the major in studio art.

Prerequisite: Fifteen credits in the Art Department, of which at least six shall be in art history/criticism; upper-division standing with preference given to U4 students; permission of instructor and department

0 – 6 credits, S/U grading.

ARH 490 Senior Seminar: Topics in Art History, Museum Studies, and Criticism

An advanced seminar for juniors and seniors that prepares students for continued study or work in the fields of art history, criticism, museum studies and other related areas. Topic will change each year depending on the topic chosen by the instructor.

Prerequisites: U3 or U4 standing; ARH 101 and 102; one additional ARH course

3 credits

ARH 495 Senior Honors Project in Art History and Criticism

A one-semester project for art history and criticism majors who are candidates for the degree with departmental honors.

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor and department

3 credits

 

UNDERGRADUATE STUDIO ART COURSES

ARS 154-D Foundations of Drawing

Fundamentals of drawing using various drawing media and types of paper. Perspective, foreshortening, proportion, anatomy, and basic concepts of drawing are studied. The figure, still life, and landscape are explored as subject matter, and color theory is introduced.

3 credits

ARS 201-D Photography for Non-Majors

An introductory non-darkroom course on the fundamentals of camera techniques, photographic history, and terminology as well as the visual language of still and moving imagery. Students must own a 35mm camera with manual capability. Books, photographic materials, and field trip expenses are estimated to cost $200.

Advisory Prerequisite: ARS 154

3 credits

ARS 205-D Foundations: Idea and Form

An introduction to the basic building blocks for artistic practice and aesthetic analysis. Projects are organized around themes such as Line, Plane, Volume, Color, Typography, Pattern, Scale, Narrative, Performance, Light, Sound, and Monument. These projects, as well as readings, presentations, and discussions, examine the importance of a changing cultural, environmental, and social context and its impact on meaning and perception in art and visual culture.

3 credits

ARS 225 Introductory Digital Arts

A survey and hands-on introduction to electronic media. Students are introduced to the practical, conceptual, and historical use of computers and related imaging tools in the visual arts through lecture, labs, readings, and project critiques. This course serves as preparation for further study in electronic media and as an opportunity for students in the arts to gain basic computer literacy. Students will develop strategies for combining images and text. Students will then distribute these works in print and on the web. Emphasis is on the conceptual and artistic potential of the technology. No prior computer experience is required.

Pre- or Corequisite: ARS 154

3 credits

ARS 230 Foundations of Two-Dimensional Design

Introduction to basic design principles and their application on the two-dimensional surface, with investigation into different functions and properties of the formal elements of line, value, texture, shape, space and their organizational use of basic relational elements (repetition, scale, rhythm). Abstract problems stress graphic and systematic approaches to visual problem solving. Primary media are pencil, charcoal, ink, tempera, and cut paper in black and white.

Prerequisite: ARS 154

3 credits

ARS 255 Introductory Painting

Introductory painting in oils or acrylics. The various media, tools, and techniques of painting and of preparing surfaces for painting are explored. Continues the work of ARS 154 in the traditional areas of landscape, still life, and figure, as well as in perspective, foreshortening, proportion, anatomy, and color theory. One or two field trips to New York City museums and galleries may be required.

Prerequisite: ARS 154

3 credits

ARS 256 Fundamentals of Sculpture

An introduction to sculpture, using a variety of materials and techniques. Specific, sequentially organized projects in carving, construction, modeling, and casting are designed to develop technical

skills in conjunction with conceptual information.

Prerequisite: ARS 154

3 credits

ARS 264 Ceramics

Investigation of ceramic ware and ceramic sculpture utilizing a wide variety of approaches in earthenware and stoneware clay bodies. The course offers a technical and conceptual foundation for clay construction, low- and high-fire glazing, and multiple finishing techniques using gas and electric firing processes.

Prerequisite: ARS 154

3 credits

ARS 274 Beginning Printmaking

An introduction to printmaking. Demonstrations and lectures treat printmaking techniques and print shop procedures. Students are introduced to intaglio (etching, drypoint, engraving), relief (wood

block, line block) monoprinting, and if time permits, lithography.

Prerequisite: ARS 154

3 credits

ARS 281 Photography I

An intensive course with extensive practice and experimentation in the aesthetics, techniques, and materials of black-and-white photography. It is expected that the student’s academic program or vocational objectives require a legitimate need for photographic training, and the course is structured accordingly. Students must provide their own 35mm camera equipped with a single focal length normal lens (no zoom lens) and the ability for full manual operation. They must expect to spend approximately $450 during the semester on materials.

Prerequisite: ARS 154

3 credits

ARS 299 Studio Management Workshop

Development of practical skills needed to manage and maintain a studio lab or shop in the art department. Students work under the supervision of a faculty member in an area of interest, such as photography, printmaking, electronic media, or sculpture. May be repeated twice.

Prerequisite: Permission of instructor

1 credit

ARS 324 Theory and Practice of Digital Arts: Design

An examination of the theories and techniques of computer and electronic media through lecture, labs, readings and project critiques. Digital imaging techniques are combined with layout programs to create image centered works, such as artist’s books, individual prints, multiples and installations. Hybrid combinations of digital and traditional photography and printmaking techniques are explored.

Prerequisite: ARS/MUS/THR/CDT 208

3 credits

ARS 325 Theory and Practice of Digital Arts: Print

An examination of the theories and techniques of computer and electronic media through lecture, labs, readings and project critiques. Digital imaging techniques are combined with layout programs to create image centered works, such as artist’s books, individual prints, multiples and installations. Hybrid combinations of digital and traditional photography and printmaking techniques are explored.

Prerequisite: ARS/MUS/THR/CDT 208 or ARS 225

3 credits

ARS 326 Theory and Practice of Digital Arts: Video

An introduction to the practice, theory, and history of video and animation within art and independent media through labs, lecture, readings and project critiques. Video production includes shooting video and editing. Animation production will cover computer based stop-motion as well as some 2D and 3D computer animation. Emphasis is on creative content, experimentation and critical thinking. Students work with computer based editing and 2D and 3D animation tools to create several short assignments and two significant projects using one or more techniques.

Prerequisite: ARS/MUS/THR/CDT 208 or ARS 225

3 credits

ARS 327-H Theory and Practice of Digital Arts: Web Art, Design, and Culture

An investigation of the practical, historical, and theoretical issues related to art and design on the Internet. Students write a hypertext research paper, work with images, text, sound, and animation on the web to create web-based artworks in response to course content, and design an information-based site. Emphasis is on examining the history of the Internet, cultural implications of the web, and creative use of web technologies.

Prerequisite: ARS/MUS/THR/CDT 208 or ARS 225

3 credits

ARS 328 Theory and Practice of Digital Arts: Animation

An introduction to the practice, theory, and history of video and animation within art and independent media through labs, lecture, readings and project critiques. Video production includes shooting video and editing. Animation production will cover computer based stop-motion as well as some 2D and 3D computer animation. Emphasis is on creative content, experimentation and critical thinking. Students work with computer based editing and 2D and 3D animation tools to create several short assignments and two significant projects using one or more techniques.

Prerequisite: ARS/MUS/THR/CDT 208 or ARS 225

3 credits

ARS 350 Life Drawing and Painting

Drawing and painting of the human figure. May be repeated once.

Prerequisite: ARS 255

3 credits

ARS 351 Painting II: Theory and Practice

Painting and drawing studio; practice and theory stressing exploration of media and crafts, historical styles, and individual development.

Prerequisite: ARH 102 and ARS 255

3 credits

ARS 352 Painting III: Theory and Practice

A continuation of ARS 351, stressing the individual development of the student as a maturing artist through critiques of the student’s work and discussion of contemporary and historical issues in art.

Prerequisite: ARS 351

3 credits

ARS 359 Theory and Practice of Conceptual Drawing

The further study of different processes and methods of generating drawings, encouraging individual expression. Slide presentations, assigned readings, and gallery visits are part of the student’s experience.

Prerequisite: ARH 102 and ARS 255

3 credits

ARS 364 Advanced Theory and Practice of Ceramics

An advanced course in ceramics stressing sophisticated sculptural forms and techniques in earthenware, stoneware, porcelain, and raku clay bodies. Class work is based on individual projects stressing expression of ideas and image making. Additional techniques of mold making, slip casting, and raku firing enlarge the repertoire of construction and surface finishes.

Prerequisites: ARS 264 and ARH 102

3 credits

ARS 365 Theory and Practice of Sculpture: Wood, Metal, and Mixed Media

Theory, techniques, and formal principles of wood sculpture, including carving and constructions; metal sculpture, including welding, forming, and finishing; and related concepts and techniques in mixed-media sculpture.

Prerequisites: ARS 256 and ARH 102

3 credits

ARS 366 Theory and Practice of Sculpture: Modeling, Casting, and Carving

Theory, practice, techniques, and formal principles of clay modeling, plaster casting, carving, and related techniques.

Prerequisites: ARS 256 and ARH 102

3 credits

ARS 374 Theory and Practice of Printmaking: Intaglio Processes

Further development of the craft of black-and-white intaglio printing, utilizing various methods including dry point, engraving, etching, soft ground, and aquatint, with an emphasis on the history of printmaking.

Prerequisite: ARS 274

3 credits

ARS 375 Theory and Practice of Printmaking: Lithography

Demonstrations and hands-on work in the basic techniques of direct lithographic printing from limestone, primarily in black and white, with an emphasis on the history of printmaking.

Prerequisite: ARS 154

Advisory prerequisite: ARS 274

3 credits

ARS 381 Photography II

An advanced course in the theory and practice of black-and-white photography utilizing 35mm or larger cameras, lenses, materials, and varied processes. Further exploration of photography as a means of personal visual expression along with a continued intensive examination and application of materials and refined techniques. Students must provide their own cameras and materials.

Prerequisite: ARS 281

3 credits

ARS 390-G Topics in Studio Art

Semester supplements to this Bulletin contain specific description when course is offered. May be repeated for credit as the topic changes. Not for major credit.

Prerequisite: ARS 154

3 credits

ARS 420 Studio Art Senior Seminar

An advanced seminar and critique course for seniors to develop a body of work in their individual area, particularly designed for students who wish to continue study and/or work in the visual arts. Where applicable, includes field trips and assignments of special lectures, panels, seminars, and other events and practices of the professional art world. A group exhibition in a public on-campus venue will be strongly encouraged.

Prerequisite: U3 or U4 standing; ARS major or minor

3 credits

ARS 425 Advanced Digital Arts

An advanced investigation of the history, contemporary practice, and techniques of digital/electronic media arts through lecture, labs, readings, project critiques, and exhibition. Student directed projects may involve advanced media techniques, such as imaging, video, sound, 2D/3D animation, performance, and interactivity that take form as prints, movies on dvd, sculptures/installations, and websites. May be repeated once.

Prerequisite: ARS/MUS/THR/CDT 208 or ARS 225; permission of instructor after interview and review of portfolio

3 credits

ARS 452 Advanced Theory and Practice of Painting

Examination of ideas and techniques of painting through studio, lecture, critique, exhibition, and painting assignments. May be repeated once.

Prerequisite: ARS 351 and 352; ARH 342

3 credits

ARS 465 Advanced Theory and Practice of Sculpture: Welding, Construction, and Related Techniques

An advanced course in the theory, techniques, and formal principles of wood sculpture, including carving and constructions; metal sculpture, including welding, forming, and finishing; and related concepts and techniques in mixed media sculpture. May be repeated once.

Prerequisites: ARS 365 and ARH 342

3 credits

ARS 466 Advanced Theory and Practice of Sculpture: Modeling, Carving, and Casting

A course in advanced sculpture utilizing clay and wax modeling. Representational sculptures, including work from a nude model, and more abstract works are developed. Advanced reproduction techniques (including plaster and flexible rubber molds) are used with subsequent castings in a variety of media such as plaster, polyester resin, and metal. May be repeated once.

Prerequisite: ARS 366 and ARH 342

3 credits

ARS 471 Advanced Theory and Practice of Printmaking: Intaglio Processes

Continued development of intaglio techniques, emphasizing a variety of multi-plate and single-plate color printing processes, and tailored to the individual requirements of advanced students. May be repeated once.

Prerequisite: ARS 374

3 credits

ARS 472 Advanced Theory and Practice of Printmaking: Lithography

Continued development of lithographic techniques, emphasizing methods of stone and plate lithography and leading to the production of printed single- and multi-colored editions. May be repeated once.

Prerequisite: ARS 375

3 credits

ARS 475 Undergraduate Teaching Practicum I

Work with a faculty member as an assistant in one of the faculty member’s regularly scheduled classes. The student is required to attend all the classes, do all the regularly assigned work, and meet with the faculty member at regularly scheduled times to discuss the intellectual and pedagogical matters relating to the course.

Prerequisites: Studio art major; preferably U4 standing; sponsorship of an instructor; permission of department

3 credits, S/U grading.

ARS 476 Undergraduate Teaching Practicum II

Work with a faculty member as an assistant in one of the faculty member’s regularly scheduled classes. The student is required to attend all the classes, do all the regularly assigned work, and meet with the faculty member at regularly scheduled times to discuss the intellectual and pedagogical matters relating to the course. Students assume greater responsibility in such areas as assisting in demonstrations and critiques, only under direct supervision of the instructor. The course in which the student is permitted to work as a teaching assistant must be different from the course in which he or she previously served.

Prerequisite: ARS 475; permission of department

3 credits, S/U grading.

ARS 481 Photography III

Black-and-white photography stressing the theory and practice of 35 mm and medium-format equipment as an artistic tool for individual expression and communication. Emphasis is on the production of prints of outstanding quality and presentation through varied assignments (landscapes, abstracts, portraits, etc.) and equipment. Students must supply their own 35 mm camera equipment. Estimated cost of supplies is $300.

Prerequisites: ARS 381; permission of instructor after interview and review of portfolio

3 credits

ARS 482 Photography IV

Black-and-white photography stressing the theory and practice of communicative skills and presentation aimed at enabling serious photographic students to follow and develop their personal photographic and subject interests. Students work on several photographic essays throughout the semester. Students must provide their own 35mm equipment. Estimated cost of supplies is $300.

Prerequisites: ARS 381; permission of instructor after interview and review of portfolio

3 credits

ARS 487 Advanced Directed Projects in Studio Theory and Practice

Advanced independent projects for outstanding students under the supervision of a faculty member. May be repeated once.

Prerequisites: Advanced status in one of the studio areas; sponsorship of a faculty member; permission of department

0 – 6 credits

ARS 488 Internship

Prerequisites: U3 or U4 standing; 15 credits in art department courses; permission of department

0 – 6 credits, S/U grading.

ARS 491 Special Topics in Studio Theory and Practice

Semester supplements to this Bulletin contain specific description when course is offered. May be repeated for credit as the topic changes.

Prerequisite: Permission of department

3 credits

ARS 492 Special Topics in Studio Theory and Practice

Semester supplements to this Bulletin contain specific description when course is offered. May be repeated for credit as the topic changes.

Prerequisite: Permission of department

3 credits

ARS 495 Senior Honors Project in Studio Art

A one-semester project for studio art majors who are candidates for the degree with departmental honors.

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor and department

3 credits

CDT 208 Introduction to Digital Media Technology

A multidisciplinary, hands-on introduction to the concepts and techniques of computer-influenced art, combining art, music, and theatre. Students explore computer creation and manipulation of sounds

and images, as well as various ways of combining them on the web. Current creative work using these techniques is studied. Additional hours in Laboratory for Technology in the Arts or Fine Arts SINC site required.

Prerequisite: One 200-level ARS, MUS or THR course

3 credits

CDT 317 Interactive Media, Performance, and Installation

Practical and theoretical issues related to interactive performance, combining elements of art, music, theatre, performance art, video, and computer science. Course topics include sound synthesis, sampling, video, lighting, alternative input, and MIDI. This hands-on course stresses small experimental-creative laboratory assignments and culminates in final small-group or individual projects. Additional hours in Laboratory for Technology in the Arts or Fine Arts SINC site required.

Prerequisite: At least one 200- or 300-level ARS, MUS, or THR studio or performance course

3 credits

CDT 318 Movies: Shoot, Score, and Edit

An investigation of the relationship between music and film and video. Students script, shoot, edit, and create short videos with soundtracks, exploring different aspects of visuals and music. All

editing is done digitally. Works may be made for screen, installation, or performance. Also examines historical and contemporary artistic exploration with such media.

Prerequisites: One ARS, MUS, or THR course; familiarity with the use of computers

Advisory Prerequisite: ARS/MUS/THR/CDT 208 or ARS/MUS/THR/CDT 317 or ARS 225

3 credits

 

ART HISTORY & CRITICISM GRADUATE COURSES

ARH 501 Theory and Criticism: From Antiquity through the Renaissance

An examination of theoretical treatises and other writings on art from Antiquity through the Renaissance. The influence of theory on practice, and vice versa, is explored through close examination of selected monuments. Changing concepts of the artist’s place in society are also studied as reflected in contemporary critical and expository writing.

Fall or Spring, alternate years.

ARH 502 History of 19th-Century Art Criticism and Theory

A study of European art criticism and theory of the 19th century stressing relationships between art and the history of ideas. Readings concentrate on primary sources, including reviews of art exhibitions (Diderot, Stendhal, Zola), artists’ letters (Constable, Delacroix, the Impressionists), and treatises relating to art (Winckelmann, Proudhon, Ruskin). Special emphasis is given to Baudelaire. Comparisons are made between ways of seeing art as well as between critical and theoretical attitudes to artists’ intentions.

ARH 503 History of 20th-Century Art Criticism and Theory

The literature of art has expanded enormously in the 20th century-far beyond attempts to organize it developmentally or conceptually. An attempt is made to define types of criticism both in relation to the critics and their relation to the support system for the arts of which they are part.

ARH 540 Methodologies of Art History

This graduate seminar is designed to engage students with the history and methods of the discipline of art history. Through close readings and focused discussions, the course examines issues raised by

aesthetics, the problems of biography and ‘periodization’, and the role of canon formation. Particular focus is directed towards the interpretive tools that have developed from within the discipline of art history itself: iconography, formalism, and the social history of art. In addition, also stressed is the interdisciplinary nature of art history through readings that discuss how lines of thought and critical inquiry emerging within other disciplines have had enormous influence on art history and criticism in the last two decades: semiotics, feminist theory, psychoanalysis, anthropology and post colonial theory, cultural studies, theories of mass culture and the post-modern, and the current debates about visual culture.

ARH 541 Topics in Ancient Art

This course deals with a variety of topics relating to ancient art and its influence on later European art and artistic theory. Areas explored include ancient art history, aesthetics, and comparative criticism; Roman uses of Greek art; pagan imagery in early Christian and medieval art; antique art and the Renaissance (use of prototypes); collecting antiquities (from the Medici to Getty); archaeological exploration and publication in the 18th and 19th centuries; French neoclassicism; and the calligraphy of Greek vases (Hamilton, Blake, Flaxman, Ingres, Picasso).

Fall or Spring, alternate years,

ARH 543 Topics in Renaissance Art

This course, usually a seminar, deals with one or several of the following aspects of Renaissance art: iconographic problems, style and connoisseurship (including the study of individual works at the Metropolitan Museum or the Frick), patronage and its effect on the form and content of a work, the exchange of artistic ideas between northern and southern Europe, and Renaissance sources in antiquity and the Middle Ages.

Fall or Spring, alternate years,

ARH 544 Topics in Early Modern Art

This seminar examines methodological developments and historical issues related to the art and visual culture of the early modern period. Though we are concerned with objects, discourses, and practices emerging in the seventeenth century, we also approach these through the perspective of contemporary crtitical tools (for example, theories of urban space, spectacle, and representation; psychoanalysis, sexuality and subjectivity; coloniality and the encounter with New World otherness; semiotics and the construction of absolutist power). Students are encouraged to engage with these issues through the study of traditional high art objects as well as through other forms of representation emerging in the early modern period– for example, scientific illustration, more ephemeral forms of print culture, and even urban and courtly spectacle.

Fall or Spring, alternate years,

ARH 545 Topics in 19th-Century Art

Selected topics in 19th-century art with an emphasis on interdisciplinary approaches to interpretation. Possible topics include politics and art during the French Revolution; English landscape painting and the theory of the picturesque; and French realism and mid-19th-century social thought.

Fall or Spring, alternate years,

ARH 546 Topics in 20th-Century Art

Twentieth-century art considered as an international movement, European and American, although national groups may be studied. Emphasis varies with topics ranging over stylistic analysis, iconographical interpretations, and theoretical studies. Students are expected to undertake original research and interpretation.

Fall or Spring, alternate years,

ARH 547 Topics in Global, Colonial, and Diasporic Art

This course examines various issues in the appreciation, interpretation and appropriation of non-Western art. Emphasis is on developing a critical approach to these arts and the manner in which they have been represented and misrepresented in the Western imagination. Topics vary, but may include exploration of themes in the so-called traditional arts of Africa, Oceania, Native and Latin America, the transformations of these arts during the colonial period, issues of identity and the consequences of dislocation versus sense of place in the diaspora, and contemporary expressions of non-Western artists on the global scene.

Fall or Spring, alternate years,

ARH 549 Topics in American Visual Culture

This course examines selected issues in the history of American art and material culture. The course focuses upon, but is not necessarily limited to, the United States. Topics include public art and public culture; approaches to the study of material culture; art and commercial and/or popular culture; art and regional locations; realism; imaging the West; cross-cultural exchanges in art of the United States.

(May be used to fulfill 20th-century requirement when material deals with 20th-century art.)

ARH 550 Inquiries into Art Criticism and Theory

This course deals with the theoretical approaches to the study of art that cross historical boundaries. Topics vary from semester to semester. They may be an expansion of one of the areas generally covered in ARH 540, such as psychology of art or the iconography of architecture. Other investigations may focus on subjects requiring a special methodological approach, such as the theory and history of ornament and design or the role of public art.

ARH 551 Topics in Performance

The history and theories of performance are explored. Topics may be the performing body, performance and political action, avant-garde performance, performing and artifact, virtual performance, performance and identity. Depending on the topic, there may be a performance component and/or computer based projects.

Fall or spring, alternate years.

ARH 552 Topics in Contemporary Art

The course will examine the latest developments in visual art and architecture, beginning with the Neo-Expressionism and Neo-Conceptualism of the 1980s and extending to installation and video art. Postmodernist and activist art will be examined in particular detail, and contextualized in terms of the broader patterns of 20th century art.

ARH 553 Contemporary Art in New York

A systematic survey of contemporary art on view in museums and galleries in New York. The class would alternate between gallery/museum visits and interpretive analyses of the work in the classroom. A variety of theoretical approaches will be used and the full range of contemporay pluralism will be examined. Contemporary art will be understood as both a manifestation of contemporary society and in terms of its larger art historical context and significance. The New York art scene is the richest in the world. The class offers the student the opportunity for direct, informed contact with it.

Fall or spring, alternate years,

ARH 554 Topics in Visual Culture

This class examines issues in the interdisciplinary field of visual culture. Visual culture studies look at the dynamic state of visual media in contemporary life and their historical origins, seeking to relate art and film to the mass media and digital culture.

ARH 570 Issues in Architectural History and Criticism

This course examines a series of topics that link architecture with other critical disciplines. Among the topics that may be addressed are architectural theory and the theories of language; the history of proportion and the construction of gender; and Orientalism.

ARH 580 Art Criticism or Gallery Internship

An internship offering practical experience in some aspect of the field of art history and criticism, such as gallery and curatorial work in an on-campus or off-campus gallery or museum, or journalistic experience with an art or criticism publication such as the Art department journal Art Criticism.

Prerequisite: Good standing in the graduate art history and criticism program

Fall and Spring, 1 – 3 credits, S/U grading
May be repeated for credit up to six credits.

ARH 591 Practicum in the Writing of Art Criticism

This course is designed as a practicum in the writing of art criticism under the supervision of the faculty.

Fall and Spring,3 credits, S/U grading
May be repeated for credit up to six credits.

ARH 592 Practicum in Teaching

Instruction in the department under the supervision of the faculty. (This course may not be included more than once in the courses taken in fulfillment of the 36 credit hour requirement.)

Fall and Spring, 3 credits, S/U grading

ARH 595 Directed Readings in Art History, Criticism, and Theory

An independent reading course to be arranged with a particular faculty member. Normally, this course is reserved for second year Masters students who have fulfilled most of their course requirements and for whom the proposed program of study cannot be completed within other existing course structures.

ARH 598 Thesis

Prerequisite: Completion of all degree requirements Fall, Spring and Summer, 1 – 6 credits, S/U grading
May be repeated for credit up to six credits.

ARH 602 Teaching Practicum, Advanced

Instruction in the department by advanced graduate students under the supervision of faculty.

3 credits, S/U grading
May be repeated for credit up to six credits.

ARH 690 Directed Readings for Doctoral Candidates

An independent reading course to be arranged with a particular faculty member. Normally, this course is reserved for advanced Ph.D. students who have fulfilled most of their course requirements and for whom the proposed program of study cannot be completed within other existing course structures.

Fall and Spring, 1-3 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)
May be repeated for credit.

ARH 699 Dissertation Research on Campus

Prerequisite: Must be advanced to candidacy (G5). Major portion of research must take place on SBU campus, at Cold Spring Harbor, or at the Brookhaven National Lab.

Fall, Spring, and Summer, 1 – 12 credits, S/U grading
May be repeated for credit.

ARH 700 Dissertation Research off Campus – Domestic

Prerequisite: Must be advanced to candidacy (G5).

Major portion of research will take place off-campus, but in the United States and/or U.S. provinces. Please note, Brookhaven National Labs and the Cold Spring Harbor Lab are considered on-campus. All international students must enroll in one of the graduate student insurance plans and should be advised by an International Advisor.

Fall, Spring, Summer, 1 – 9 credits, S/U grading
May be repeated for credit.

ARH 701 Dissertation Research off Campus – International

Prerequisite: Must be advanced to candidacy (G5). Major portion of research will take place outside of the United States and/or U.S. provinces.

Domestic students have the option of the health plan and may also enroll in MEDEX.

International students who are in their home country are not covered by mandatory health plan and must contact the Insurance Office for the insurance charge to be removed. International students who are not in their home country are charged for the mandatory health insurance. If they are to be covered by another insurance plan they must file a waiver be second week of classes. The charge will only be removed if other plan is deemed comparable.

All international students must received clearance from an International Advisor.

Fall, Spring, Summer, 1 – 9 credits, S/U grading
May be repeated for credit.

ARH 800 Summer Research

 

STUDIO ART GRADUATE COURSES

ARS 520 Special Projects for M.F.A. Candidates

Advanced projects in areas that may not be included in the M.F.A. curriculum, utilizing the unique talents of regular and visiting faculty, the facilities of the Art department, or other aspects of the university environment, and possibly facilities at other locations or institutions. Prerequisites: Faculty sponsor, permission of graduate studies director.

Fall, Spring and Summer,

ARS 525 Digital Arts

An exploration of the experimental artistic practices utilizing computer and electronic technologies: digital imaging, video and audio, web and DVD production, and interactive installation. It will provide practical instruction in the use of computer media with an orientation towards relating this to the graduate student’s own practice. It will also analyze the unique possibilities of this hybrid and developing art form through theoretical readings and examination of recent works, exhibitions, festivals, and the worldwide web.

Prerequisite: Accepted candidate for M.F.A. or permission of department

ARS 530 Professional Experience Internship

Internship in the professional art world of New York City and its environs. Depending on the career objectives of the M.F.A. candidate, the student may choose to intern at a foundry, printmaking atelier, art gallery or museum, known artist’s studio, or related facility or institution.

Prerequisite: Accepted candidate for M.F.A.

Fall, Spring and Summer, 1 – 3 credits, S/U grading
May be repeated 1 times for credit.

ARS 531 Graduate Teaching Practicum

Supervised teaching practicum in undergraduate studio or studio, theory course.

Prerequisite: Accepted candidate for M.F.A.
May be repeated for credit up to six credits.

ARS 532 Thesis Project

Preparation of thesis under the program advisor.

Prerequisites: Accepted candidate for M.F.A., review board passed

Fall, Spring and Summer, 1 – 6 credits, S/U grading

ARS 535 Projects in Studio Art

Projects in Studio art, field and media to be determined on a per semester basis by the individual instructor.

ARS 540 Graduate Photo Studio

Photographic studio, theory, and laboratory emphasizing individual development as a photographer. Color and black-and-white studios and darkrooms. Fine arts, reportage, illustration, commercial, and industrial.

Prerequisites: Demonstration of appropriate level of proficiency, permission of instructor

ARS 550 In-Process Critique

Graduate theory and practice of art, investigating historical and contemporary concepts, concentrating on individual development as an artist. The course provides students with vigorous critical feedback, augmented with readings and discussions of related New York City exhibitions in galleries and museums to inform the development of their work. Required for first year M.F.A. students for whom this course culminates in a body of work for the end of the spring semester First Year Exhibition.

Prerequisite: Accepted candidate for M.F.A. or permission of department

ARS 551 Graduate Painting Studio

Studio and theory in painting and related visual forms, with instruction and facilities available in all media and techniques; emphasis on individual development as an artist. Models and space for environmental and conceptual works available.

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor; accepted candidate for M.F.A. or permission of department

ARS 560 Graduate Sculpture Studio

Theory and practice of sculpture for the graduate student, with instruction and facilities available in all media and techniques; emphasis on individual development as an artist. Studio facilities include air, electric, and hydraulic power equipment; TIG, MIG, Arc, and flame welding; forging; woodworking; modeling, molding, and casting facilities for clay, wax, plaster, and plastics; and metal casting capabilities in investment, shell, sand, and centrifugal.

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor; accepted candidate for M.F.A. or permission of department

ARS 561 Graduate Ceramics and/ or Ceramic Sculpture Studio

Theory and practice of ceramics and ceramic sculpture for the graduate student with emphasis on individual development as an artist. Advanced studio instruction in handbuilding: coil, slab, pinch; wheelthrowing; casting, inclusive of multipiece plaster pour-molds; various firing techniques: reduction, oxidation, raku, and high- and low-fire glaze techniques.

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor; accepted candidate for M.F.A. or permission of department

ARS 570 Graduate Printmaking Studio

Graduate studio in the theory and practice of printmaking. Color, black-and-white, and photographic processes in plate and stone lithography, serigraphy, relief, and intaglio, emphasizing the student’s individual development as an artist.

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor; accepted candidate for M.F.A. or permission of department

ARS 580 Visual Arts Seminar

Required seminar and critique throughout the M.F.A. curriculum. Guest speakers, artists, and critics; demonstrations and lectures; seminars; individual and group critiques. The M.F.A. candidate, as part of this seminar, regularly participates in critiques in which his or her work is analyzed by guest faculty and art history/criticism faculty and graduate students, as well as by his or her peers. The visual arts seminar, where applicable, includes field trips and assignments of special lectures, panels, seminars, and other events of the professional art world.

ARS 800 Summer Research