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Studio Art Courses (ARTS) College of Arts and Sciences


Subject Area Course # Course Title Semester Credit Hours Expand
ARTS 1101 Drawing I: Foundations Fall/Spring 3
Course Description

The use of line, plane, and volume is explored to develop the student's comprehension of pictorial space and understanding of the formal properties inherent in picture making. Class work, critiques, and discussions will be used to expand the student's preconceived ideas about art. This course incorporates historical components and writing assignments.


Instructor(s): Sheila Gallagher
Khalid Kodi
Michael Mulhern
Mary Sherman
Andrew Tavarelli

Prerequisites: None

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Comments: Lab fee required.

ARTS 1102 Painting I: Foundations Fall/Spring 3
Course Description

This is an introduction to the materials, methods and vocabulary of painting. The course uses observation and learning to see as the cornerstone for painting, but involves expression and abstraction as well as representation. The emphasis is on making the painting come alive rather than on copying. Students are expected to paint in the studio during class and to complete outside assignments. Critiques, slide lectures, and museum visits are integral parts of the course. This course incorporates historical components and writing assignments.


Instructor(s): Mary Armstrong
Alston Conley
Sheila Gallagher
Khalid Kodi
Mary Sherman

Prerequisites: None

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Comments: Lab fee required.

ARTS 1103 Issues and Approaches to Studio Art Fall 3
Course Description

This course is intended for Studio Majors and Minors and serious students with previous studio experience. This course enables students to develop skills and ideas by exploring objective, subjective, and conceptual approaches to a variety of media. Practical exercises include live models, scenarios, memory, and imagination. Students develop skills and confidence by exploring a variety of ideas and techniques in preparation for a more individually directed approach in subsequent courses. Discussions and group or individual critiques develop students' critical and analytical skills and provide an open forum for students to bring questions and problems for exploration.


Instructor(s): Sheila Gallagher

Prerequisites: None

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Comments: Lab fee required. Course is intended for Studio Majors, Minors and serious students with previous studio experience. This is not a Core course. Freshmen are not advised to take the course.

ARTS 1104 Design: Seeing Is Believing Fall/Spring 3
Course Description

Seeing is Believing is a hands-on class that will help open the door to the mystery behind effective and engaging visual decision making. Do you find yourself using ambiguous gut feelings to make something that looks "good" without applying meaningful criteria? Using a variety of approaches and materials including photography, charcoal, and collage, assignments, exercises, and field trips are designed to strengthen visual acuity and the ability to communicate dynamically and creatively. This class is designed for both advanced and entry-level students with 2-D and 3-D assignments providing enough flexibility to meet each student at whatever level they are.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Debra Weisberg

Prerequisites: None

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ARTS 1107 Design I: Foundations Fall 3
Course Description

This foundation course is structured to introduce students to the fundamental issues of design by providing a basis for regarding our environment and organizing what we see into a coherent whole. We will learn how to process our surrounding visual information primarily through the exercise of drawing. In the process of learning a new visual language, we will emphasize discovery of personal attitudes and approaches rather than on the techniques of the finished work. Students will be introduced to the process of design through the exploration of the basic concepts of the elements and principles of design, historical approaches, and skills involved in design.


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Prerequisites: None

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ARTS 1108 Introduction to Design Spring 3
Course Description

This introductory studio/lab course introduces students to fundamentals of design thinking, methodology, methods and fabrication techniques. Learning is facilitated through lecture, in class activity, discussion, take-home exercises and assigned reading. Students are expected to conceptualize, test, develop and fabricate a design solution to a previously determined problem.


Instructor(s): Terrence Curry, S.J.

Prerequisites: None

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ARTS 1115 Intro to Art & Ecology Summer 3
Course Description

Intro to Art and Ecology Studio is an interdisciplinary and hands-on study abroad course open to students of all levels of artistic background and areas of concentration. This course comprises a uniquely immersive and field-based study at the Burren College of Art - based within the renovated remains of a 16th century castle on the west coast of Ireland. The surrounding landscape is the Burren, a one-of-a-kind ecological land mass of limestone, formed under an ancient ocean, and fostering ecosystems containing flora and fauna unique to the area. Culturally, the region is home to numerous unearthed remains of historical dwellings, tombs, and artifacts, which further sculpt the terrain. Through individual and collaborative creative projects using a variety of media, students use the terrain to investigate, question and expand upon firsthand observation and analysis of relationships between cultural and natural systems. Course content will consist of trips to regional sites, field based research, creative workshops, lectures and art production supported by local ecologists, artists, story-tellers and historians.


Schedule: Periodically

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Prerequisites: None

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ARTS 1117 The Art of Portraiture Spring 3
Course Description

This drawing course focuses on the genre of portraiture, both in theory and in practice. The Mona Lisa, carnival portraits, and everything in between they all share the same initial approach to the figure. We will first hone in on the structure of the head. From there, we will use value, shapes, and color to create strong portraits with charcoal, gouache, and watercolor pencils. Along with traditional methods we will explore contemporary approaches to portraiture, with differing uses of format, composition, and color schemes. Classroom activities will include demonstration, lecture, and critiques. Basic drawing skills are strongly recommended.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Sammy Chong

Prerequisites: None

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ARTS 1120 Creation & Creativity Spring 3
Course Description

TBD


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Sheila Gallagher

Prerequisites: None

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ARTS 1141 Ceramics I Fall/Spring 3
Course Description

This course will deal with all phases of ceramics from slab construction to bowl making and a good deal of effort will go into considering a variety of sculptural possibilities at a foundation level. This course covers the broadest range of ceramic techniques and information. The emphasis in the second semester will be on combining the various techniques and concepts acquired previously into a working order, as well as an exposure to additional technical and conceptual information. Those students starting ceramics in second semester will be given individual assistance in beginning techniques.


Instructor(s): Mark Cooper

Prerequisites: None

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Comments: Lab fee required.

ARTS 1146 Sculpture & Collaboration Fall 3
Course Description

An Independent Study class for Fine Art majors, minors, and students across the university interested in creating sculpture and/or collaborative projects that cross disciplines and media. These projects can be individually driven or created by collaborative teams developed from within the class. The collaborative teams can include a range of interests, from Fine Arts to math, business, nursing, psychology, and the range of areas of study offered at Boston College.


Instructor(s): Mark Cooper

Prerequisites: None

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ARTS 1147 Studio Projects:Installation and Collaboration Fall 3
Course Description

An Independent Study class for Fine Art majors, minors, and students across the university interested in creating sculpture and/or collaborative projects that cross disciplines and media. These projects can be individually driven or created by collaborative teams developed from within the class. The collaborative teams can include a range of interests, from Fine Arts to mathematics, business, nursing, psychology, and the range of areas of study offered at Boston College.


Instructor(s): Mark Cooper

Prerequisites: None

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ARTS 1150 Painting Plus: Collage Fall 3
Course Description

This is an introduction to the materials, issues, and concerns of painting. The course focuses on modern approaches to painting where the edges between it and collage or sculpture blur. The emphasis is on making creative objects. Slide lectures, class work, critiques, discussion, and museum visits will be used to expand ideas about art. The course incorporates historical components and a writing assignment.


Instructor(s): Alston Conley

Prerequisites: None

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ARTS 1152 Making Art in Bali:Works on Paper Summer 3
Course Description

TBD


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Andrew Tavarelli

Prerequisites: None

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ARTS 1155 Introduction to Digital Art Fall 3
Course Description

An introductory course to explore, critique and produce 2D digital media. The class will focus on design and production in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. Students will become familiar with computer aided illustration, design, photo imaging, compositing and printing. Through critical research, students garner an insight to what specifically intrigues them about design and all assignments must be accompanied with evidence of research. The class will be treated as a portfolio class with all work posted online.


Schedule: Periodically

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Prerequisites: None

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ARTS 1161 Photography I Fall/Spring 3
Course Description

This course is an introduction to 35mm black and white photography, with particular emphasis on exploring the potential of the photographic image and its related light-sensitive materials. Topics to be covered include exposure, film development, printmaking, and mounting for presentation. Class time will be devoted to slide lectures on the work of historical and contemporary visual artists, critiques of student work, and darkroom demonstrations. Students will have weekly photographing and printing assignments, and a final project portfolio. This course requires additional work outside of class time.


Instructor(s): Karl Baden
Charles Meyer
Sharon Sabin

Prerequisites: None

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Comments: Lab fee required. Camera required. Some of Karl Baden's classes will meet on Wednesdays evenings.

ARTS 1163 Introduction to Digital Photography Spring 3
Course Description

Students will become familiar with how to create a photograph with a digital camera and how to use photographic techniques to control the look of an image. Students will develop good digital asset management practices by using Adobe Photoshop. This course introduces the fundamental principals of photography and its history for universal applications and is available to all majors. Students will need to have a DSLR that is at least 10 megapixels to take this course.


Instructor(s): Greer Muldowney

Prerequisites: None

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Comments: Students must have a digital camera, and a laptop for classes.

ARTS 1175 Venice:Drawing From Venetian Masters Fall 3
Course Description


Instructor(s): The Department

Prerequisites: None

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ARTS 1180 Drawing from Berlin's Past and Future Summer 3
Course Description


Instructor(s): Mary Sherman

Prerequisites: None

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ARTS 1701 The Art of Creativity: From Buzzword to Artwork Spring 3
Course Description

This course is an immersive foundation level studio art class which seeks to foster the “habits of being” which are critical to discovery and creativity in all human endeavors and academic disciplines. This course will focus on hands–on assignments which will familiarize students with the basic approaches and techniques of drawing and mixed media, and give them a visual language for communicating ideas and experimental problem solving. Assignments will encourage the ability to draw connections and inspiration from readings and art–historical expressions of creation accounts ranging from Genesis to contemporary quantum physics.


Instructor(s): Sheila Gallagher

Prerequisites: None

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Comments: Core Renewal: Enduring Questions
For Freshmen Only

ARTS 2203 Representational Drawing Spring 3
Course Description

A skills course that uses the classical academic drawing tradition as a discipline to integrate intellectual analysis, visual accuracy and manual control through the free-hand rendering of primarily geometric objects. Students are expected to master proportion, foreshortening, and volumetric and spatial representation through applied perspective, and modeling and shading in a variety of media


Instructor(s): John Steczynski

Prerequisites: With permission of the Instructor.

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Comments: Lab fee required.

ARTS 2204 Drawing: Introduction to the Figure Fall 3
Course Description

The purpose of this course is to help students obtain the basic skill of drawing the figure, including anatomy, through observation of the human form and fundamental exercises in gesture, contour, outline, and tonal modeling. Emphasis will be placed on finding a balance between gestural response, anatomical analysis, and individual invention.


Instructor(s): Sheila Gallagher

Prerequisites: With permission of the Instructor.

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Comments: Lab fee required

ARTS 2208 Drawing the Figure: Observation to Expression Fall 3
Course Description

Together we will venture into a world of the body as represented through drawing materials on 2D surfaces. You will learn techniques and approaches to drawing the figure and will work in the studio from a live model. Simultaneously, you will examine the relationship between cultural philosophies and their affects on the figurative representations they produced. Studio work include: drawing the body; revise those ideas; developing finished drawings; researching historical and contemporary innovations and doing creative copies of these master works; working from memory and contextualized imagination; translate sensory experience through the representations of the body.


Instructor(s): Michael Mulhern

Prerequisites: ARTS1101. With permission of the Instructor. ARTS1101, ARTS2204 or permission of instructor.

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ARTS 2211 Hot Off the Shelf Fall 3
Course Description

This course is designed to foster an understanding of the most recent movements in contemporary visual art. Regular visits to galleries and museums serve as a basis for lectures and class discussions. Reading assignments are geared to set the works under discussion in a historical and theoretical context. The course will stress the relevance of the material under study to studio practice. Students are expected to complete reading and written assignments as well as a visual project.


Instructor(s): The Department

Prerequisites: None

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ARTS 2213 Intermediate Drawing Fall 3
Course Description

TBD


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Prerequisites: None

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ARTS 2215 Collage and Mixed Media Spring 3
Course Description

Through a series of exercises and projects that use a variety of non-traditional materials and alternative techniques (photomontage, assemblage, stenciling, etc.), students will explore the history and techniques of collage and mixed media assemblage. Emphasis will be placed on developing an understanding of the meaning of materials. Weekly classes follow historical development of concept, process, and imagery through the twentieth century.


Instructor(s): Alston Conley

Prerequisites: With permission of the Instructor.

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ARTS 2218 Making Art Through the Ignatian Lens Spring 3
Course Description

What is the spiritual? This question constitutes the backbone of the course. It is ideal for students interested in the relationship between the transcendent and art making. The course will first look at how the world’s main religions have tackled this connection. The second half will focus on the spirituality of Ignatius of Loyola and the visual arts. Students will develop technical skills in drawing and painting throughout for expressing their own explorations. Readings, lectures, slide presentations, and field trips are intrinsic elements of this course.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Sammy Chong

Prerequisites: None

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ARTS 2221 Drawing Connections Fall 3
Course Description

This intermediate drawing class is for the serious studio artist with prior drawing experience. It is designed to develop further his/her existing pereceptual drawing skills, while introducing new approahes to tools, alternative media, and conceptual strategies. Emphasis will be placed on making connections with other disciplines ( exs., architecture, graphic design, theology, and literature) for the generation of ideas and to expand the student's visual means of expression.


Schedule: Biennially

Instructor(s): Sheila Gallagher

Prerequisites: None

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ARTS 2223 Intermediate Painting III Spring 3
Course Description

The course reviews and expands on the fundamental painting skills and materials acquired in Painting 1. Students continue to work on assigned and individual projects that highlight historical and contemporary methods and concepts of the discipline. Projects are mostly based on work from direct observation, but some will use found images, memory and imagination as sources to promote visual judgment and development of a more personal direction. Exhibition visits, illustrated presentations and a writing assignment are supplementing the program.


Instructor(s): Hartmut Austen

Prerequisites: With permission of the Instructor.

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Comments: Lab fee required

ARTS 2224 Bare Naked Approaches to Painting the Figure-Painting III Spring 3
Course Description

This course is an introduction to the human body as a form and as a subject for creating paintings. The course will introduce the student to portraiture and full figure painting, using both the student and in class models as the subject. The student will be introduced to a variety of painting styles and techniques through side presentations and assigned projects. This is an intermediate/advanced level course and the student will be encouraged to focus on personal imagery and style while maintaining a concentration on representational painting.


Instructor(s): Mary Armstrong

Prerequisites: With permission of the Instructor.

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Comments: Lab fee required

ARTS 2225 Watercolor I Fall 3
Course Description

Students are introduced to the materials, techniques and pleasures of watercolor. Assignments in class are designed to expand the student's visual thinking. Topics such as the elements, astrological signs, Eastern mandalas, pop objects, comics, and Mexican retablos serve as the basis for our projects. The majority of the studio time is spent working but includes critiques, slide lectures, reading assignments, and gallery visits.


Instructor(s): Andrew Tavarelli

Prerequisites: None

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Comments: Lab fee required

ARTS 2226 Colored Works on Paper Spring 3
Course Description

This course is an introduction to and exploration of various color media on paper. We will use watercolor, pastel, oil stick, ink, crayon and colored pencils. We will investigate each of these medium's particular characteristics and expressive potential. By working with still life, collage, landscape and the figure, students will have the opportunity to gain experience in seeing, drawing and all aspects of picture making. The link and continuity between abstraction and observation will be stressed.


Instructor(s): Khalid Kodi
Andrew Tavarelli

Prerequisites: None

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Comments: Lab fee required

ARTS 2230 Introduction to Video Art Spring 3
Course Description

Introduction to Video Art is an Art course examining video as a medium for artistic expression and conceptual inquiry. How can we use video to ask questions about ourselves, our viewers, or our world? Responding to instruction about video, sound, and editing techniques, students produce multiple assignment based video art pieces and a self-designed final project. Class sessions are comprised of screenings, discussions, technical demonstrations, and group critiques of students' projects. Screenings and readings cover a variety of topics, including: past and present video art, experimental/expanded cinema, performance art, art in the age of digital culture, and philosophical and sociological topics. Readings, screenings, and discussions are designed to provide a conceptual basis for students' video art projects, while critiques and writing assignments provide a forum for dialogue


Instructor(s): Sheila Gallagher
Jennifer Friedman

Prerequisites: Students should have taken at least one studio or film class.

Cross listed with: FILM2230

Comments: Lab fee required.

ARTS 2235 Intermediate Digital Art: Animation Fall 3
Course Description

This course will offer an introduction to understanding new and experimental approaches to creating animations. Through screenings, class discussions and critiques students will analyze aesthetics, concepts and harbor their own, to be made apparent in their assignments. In learning the time-based program Adobe After Effects students will learn how to edit, layer, create and generate material. Students will gain an understanding of animation, motion graphics and post-production techniques. Areas covered include gifs, storyboarding, special effects, text animation and short-form narrative.


Schedule: Periodically

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Prerequisites: None

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ARTS 2236 Intermediate Print-Based Media Fall 3
Course Description

This course will explore digital art as it relates to the processes and methodologies in image manipulation, compositing, representation, sequencing and story-telling. Students will work toward developing their aesthetic skills within the context of applications such as Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator, and other appropriate software. Areas covered include compositing of photographs, digital painting, flip-books, large-scale prints and gif animation


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Jane Cassidy

Prerequisites: None

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ARTS 2237 Drawing II Fall 3
Course Description


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Prerequisites: None

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ARTS 2242 Ceramics II Fall/Spring 3
Course Description

Ceramics II is a continuation class of Ceramics I. There will be an emphasis on one or more individual projects and one small group collaborative technical research project. Students must have previous ceramics experience in or equivalent to take this course.


Instructor(s): Mark Cooper

Prerequisites: None

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Comments: Lab Fee required

ARTS 2245 Design Theory, Methodology and Problem Solving Spring 3
Course Description

An intermediate course that describes the development of design theory from its post-war beginnings as a discipline to contemporary issues including “design thinking.” The course takes an inter-disciplinary approach to design that includes philosophy, psychology, and theory of cognition. Teaching methods will include lecture, discussion, reading, in-class activity and group presentations. Students are expected to write a reflection paper that describes their own design process making reference to materials from class lecture and readings.


Instructor(s): Terrence Curry, S.J.

Prerequisites: None

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ARTS 2246 Visual Communication Spring 3
Course Description

This course will explore visual communication theory, methods, technique and multiple modes for the visualization, ideation, testing and representation of design solutions.


Instructor(s): Terrence Curry, S.J

Prerequisites: None

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ARTS 2247 Studio Art Projects: Installation and Collaboration Fall 3
Course Description

An Independent Study class for Fine Art majors, minors, and students across the university interested in creating sculpture and/or collaborative projects that cross disciplines and media. These projects can be individually driven or created by collaborative teams developed from within the class. The collaborative teams can include a range of interests, from Fine Arts to mathematics, business, nursing, psychology, and the range of areas of study offered at Boston College.


Instructor(s): Mark Cooper

Prerequisites: None

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ARTS 2248 Computer Aided Drafting and Design Fall/Spring 1
Course Description

Computer-aided drafting and design technology is an indispensable design tool for entertainment and theatrical stage and lighting design. This course will use interactive training techniques to introduce students to the Vectorworks software tools and workspaces. Projects will incorporate both 2D and 3D elements as commonly used to draft scenic and lighting designs. A basic understanding of drafting concepts such as plan, elevation, scale and drawing units will be helpful for this class.


Schedule: Biennially

Instructor(s): Crystal Tiala

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with: THTR2244

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ARTS 2250 Introduction to Digital Design Fall/Spring 3
Course Description

This course is an immersive project-based introductory overview of concepts, contexts, tools, and techniques useful in solving a wide range of contemporary design problems, including logos, business cards, propaganda posters, multi-page documents, data visualizations, web page designs, app wireframes, and proposals for site-specific graphics. Beyond the necessary focus on software, including Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop, the course will incorporate discussion and application of typography, color theory and other 2D design concepts affecting how subject matter is perceived. Students will solve problems on behalf of themselves and choose one or more other clients whom they’ll strive to serve.


Instructor(s): Brian Reeves

Prerequisites: None

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ARTS 2252 Architecture Design 1 Fall 3
Course Description

An introductory studio course in the theory, methodology, methods and techniques related to architecture design. Through a series of lectures, discussion in-class exercises and take-home assignments, including drawing, CAD, and model-making, students will develop the basic competency to solve a pre-determined architecture design problem. By the end of the course students will have produced a graphic, 3-d and written representation of their design solution and make a public presentation.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Terrence Curry, S.J.

Prerequisites: None

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ARTS 2253 Architecture Design 2 Spring 3
Course Description

An intermediate studio course that builds on the competencies acquired in Architecture Design 1. Students will be guided through a step-by-step process that will provide the framework within which they will solve a previously determined architecture design problem. The problem will be derived from a real site and a real design situation. By the end of the course students will have produced a graphic, 3-d and written representation of their design solution and make a public presentation.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Terrence Curry, S.J.

Prerequisites: None

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ARTS 2258 Stage Design I Spring 3
Course Description

This course will concentrate on contemporary professional design practices and theories for the stage. Students will study the evolution of theater design and will investigate the development of imagistic design forms, produce effective spatial environments and create ideas through rigorous research of imagery. Processes will include script analysis and the study of imagery as well as techniques in drafting and model building.


Instructor(s): Crystal Tiala

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with: THTR3344

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ARTS 2261 Photography II Fall 3
Course Description

This course will focus on understanding and mastering the aesthetic and technical relationships among light, film, and camera, and emphasizes the development of a personal photographic vision. The class will serve as a forum for demonstrating photographic processes and equipment, critiquing work, and examining the work of contemporary artists and traditional masters within the medium to develop a visual literacy. Students are expected to produce work in series and to present a final portfolio. This course requires additional work outside of class time.


Instructor(s): Charles Meyer

Prerequisites: With permission of the Instructor.

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Comments: Lab fee required.

ARTS 2276 Art and Digital Technology Fall/Spring 3
Course Description

This introductory course will offer students the opportunity to develop their visual imagination and their artistic skills through the use of digital technology. Adobe Photoshop and preliminary work with Illustrator will offer the principles of composition and two-dimensional design. Computer-aided drawing and design, as well as photo imaging, will be an integral part of the course. The various skills of graphic expression learned in the course will have an Internet application.


Instructor(s): Karl Baden

Prerequisites: None

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Comments: Lab fee required.

ARTS 2280 Digital Diaries: Creating a Personal Body of Work in the Digital Age Spring 3
Course Description

Students learn and use advanced techniques in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign to create a body of work exploring the meaning in their lives, examples may include family history, friends, relationships, or life-changing experiences. Technical demonstrations, critiques, discussions of established photographers is part of each class. The goal is to design and produce an actual book of their project, printed by an online service (iBook, Blurb, Shutterfly, etc). Digital Diaries is an intermediate/advanced level course.


Instructor(s): Karl Baden

Prerequisites: None

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Comments: Permission of Instructor required. Students must have their own camera (film or digital) and basic familiarity with Photoshop (Art & Digital Technology or its equivalent).

ARTS 2281 Contemporary Issues in New Media Fall 3
Course Description

Contemporary Issues in New Media explores the range of possibilities in presenting art work in a new media context. Though an aspect of the class will involve the digital realm as a template for art making, many assignments and projects will engage with the hands on and physical. Concerns regarding the temporal, the projected, as well as the performative will be explored, creating dynamic and open opportunities for artistic forms.


Instructor(s): Andrew Tavarelli

Prerequisites: None

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ARTS 2285 History of Photography Fall 3
Course Description

TBD


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Asher Anderson

Prerequisites: None

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ARTS 2287 Creative Webdesign Spring 3
Course Description

​This introductory course will provide art students the basic skills to extend their art to the internet allowing them to create an online portfolio and artistic presence, learn how to promote and market their art, and more. Digital design, how to take physical art and make it digital, an introduction to open source (community based and free) Content Management Systems (CMS) such as Drupal, along with design coding skills (Cascading Style Sheets - CSS), and more will be taught. No prior experience or prerequisites required.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Kris Brewer

Prerequisites: Must successfully complete one of the following: ARTS2230, ARTS3313 FILM3313, ARTS2276, ARTS2250 or FILM1171.

Cross listed with: FILM2287

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ARTS 2293 Animation & Experimental Filmmaking Fall 3
Course Description


Schedule: Periodically

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Prerequisites: None

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ARTS 2299 Art&Alternative Media Fall 3
Course Description

TBD


Instructor(s): Sheila Gallagher

Prerequisites: None

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ARTS 3304 The Figure in Context Spring 3
Course Description

This drawing course uses the human figure to expand the student's abilities in the direction of more conceptual and more analytical drawing skills. It is only recommended for the student with previous experience drawing the figure. Students will use a variety of media to examine the human form through traditional and non-traditional approaches. Studio work will include finished drawings from observing the model, as well as studies from reproductions of art, memory and imagination. Specific attention is placed on examining the figure through a broad variety of art historical and cultural resources.


Instructor(s): Sheila Gallagher

Prerequisites: With permission of the Instructor.

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ARTS 3306 Alternative Approaches in Drawing Spring 3
Course Description

Fresh ideas and approaches to drawing are essential for the creative development of a department and its students. This class will explore both traditional and new conceptions of what drawing can be. We will conduct our investigation using traditional materials as well as new media in the service of crossing and pushing established boundaries. Utilizing and deepening our understanding of "mark-making' we will further explore drawing's breath and expanse across disciplines as well as its potential to expand on the what it means to 'draw from observation'."


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): The Department

Prerequisites: With permission of the Instructor. Two previous studio classes (one in drawing) or permission of instructor.

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ARTS 3313 Animation & Experimental Filmmaking Fall 3
Course Description

Students in this course will gain experiential knowledge of animation and the history of experimental film. Through lectures and screenings, visiting artists and workshops, the course is designed to encourage a dialogue between hands on production and critical discourse. Working with a range of digital, analog, and live processes (e.g. Aftereffects, DragonFrame, MadMapper) , students will explore the creative potential of these technologies to best animate an idea, inspiration or question. Students are expected to have basic digital media production skills. Drawing experience is encouraged.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Kevin Sweet

Prerequisites: At least one of the following must be successfully completed: ARTS2230 ARTS2276 ARTS2250 FILM1171 FILM2230.

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Comments: Required Prerequisites: At least one of the following must be successfully completed: ARTS2230, ARTS2276, ARTS2250, FILM1171, FILM2230 Or permission of the Instructor. Preference will be given to majors in Studio Art and Film.

ARTS 3320 1968 Now: Revolution Art, History & Philosophy​ Fall/Spring 3
Course Description

This course will critically investigate some of the main philosophies which informed the revolution of 1968 in Paris (and abroad). Starting with the writings of Jean-Paul Sartre and Smone de Beauvoir, the seminar will trace the movement from the existentialist philosophies of individual liberty and responsibility to the more communitarian theories of situationism (Guy Debord and Marcuse), structuralism (Althusser, Levi-Strauss, Lacan) and post-structuralism (Barthes. Kristeva, Foucault). The main critical questions discussed include the relationship between freedom and determinism, imagination and language, self and society, desire and culture, art and politics. The course is participatory and interdisciplinary and will include interaction with students in history and studio art.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Richard Kearney
Sheila Gallagher
Robert Savage

Prerequisites: Students must have completed their Core requirement in Philosophy in order to register.

Cross listed with: PHIL5539

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ARTS 3321 Painting IV: Layered Image Fall 3
Course Description

This is a hands-on painting course that explores ways to develop and construct new imagery. We will seek challenging approaches to the organization and composition of painting space through layered and juxtaposed images. The many possible sources for imagery may include, but are not limited to, personal memorabilia, cultural references, museums of science and natural history, text and the internet. Class time is organized around painting, complemented by slide lectures, critiques, readings, and gallery visits.


Instructor(s): Mary Armstrong

Prerequisites: ARTS1102. ARTS1102.

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ARTS 3325 Studio/Critical Issues Spring 3
Course Description

This course comprises hands on studio work and readings that address contemporary issues in the visual arts. It is an upper level class for those with a serious interest in art making and visual thinking. Students are expected to work in a medium of their choice with which they are familiar. Studio assignments will be developed out of the issues explored in the readings. Students are expected to produce a body of studio work and to make an oral presentation that situates their work in relation to the topics under investigation.


Instructor(s): Sheila Gallagher

Prerequisites: None

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ARTS 3326 The Figure in Costume: Monks, Soldiers & Hula Dancers Fall 3
Course Description

This is an upper level studio class that assumes a working knowledge of art making techniques and some understanding of contemporary and historical (art) issues. Students work in the medium of their choice: painting, drawing, collage, photography, new media. We use the costumed figure as a source of image making and a vehicle for developing a personal vision. We will explore political, gender, religious and social issues, formal problems and personal expression. Models are available 2/3 of the time. The course comprises critiques, gallery visits, readings, slide lectures and lots of hands on studio work.


Instructor(s): Andrew Tavarelli

Prerequisites: Two Fine Arts Studio classes.

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Comments: Lab fee required.

ARTS 3328 Senior Minor Project Spring 3
Course Description

This course comprises hands-on studio work and readings that address contemporary issues in the visual arts. It is an upper level class for those with a serious interest in art making and visual thinking. Students are expected to work in a medium of their choice with which they are familiar. Studio assignments will be developed out of the issues explored in the readings. Students are expected to produce a body of studio work and to make an oral presentation that situates their work in relation to the topics under investigation.


Instructor(s): Sheila Gallagher

Prerequisites: Required for Studio Art Minor.

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ARTS 3330 Pandora's Box Fall 3
Course Description

This is an all media (painting, drawing, photo, collage) intermediate level studio class. The class will use myth, fable, and fairy tales to generate ideas for art making. Students should have taken at least one studio class in their preferred medium. In addition to in-class studio work there will be assigned readings, class critiques, and slide lectures as well as studio, museum, gallery visits, and a final portfolio review.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Andrew Tavarelli

Prerequisites: None

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ARTS 3334 Advanced Mixed Media Spring 3
Course Description


Instructor(s): Sheila Gallagher

Prerequisites: None

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ARTS 3335 Advanced Digital Design: Designing Spaces Spring 3
Course Description

This course explores the possibilities of using 3D modeling software to design and describe 3D spaces and objects. Beginning with a solid foundation in the principles of architectural drawing and 3D modeling, students will develop their spatial design skills and build software proficiency in parallel through creative projects, readings, and short essays. Students will draw on their personal experiences of the built environment to create new 3D works. Key course concepts will be drawn primarily from the fields of architecture and sculpture, with additional materials from the fields of art & architectural history, photography, industrial design, and graphic design. This course provides an opportunity for upper-level art students interested in design to create a large amount of portfolio-quality work, and final projects are student-driven. Students should have a working knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite before taking this course.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Michael Smith

Prerequisites: With permission of the Instructor. One of the following prerequisites required: Introduction to Digital Design (ARTS2250), or Art and Digital Technology (ARTS2276), or permission of the Instructor. Abode Creative Suite knowledge.

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Comments: Preference will be given to majors and minors in Studio Art.

ARTS 3340 Design for Social Innovation 1 Fall 3
Course Description

An advanced design studio/lab course where students work in interdisciplinary groups to identify, research, explore and produce a design solution for a social problem. Students are expected to design, test and fabricate their design solution, as well as produce a report that documents the process, includes scale drawings, describes the problem and explains the solution, and reflects on the experience. Final project will be exhibited at the end of the course. This course is proposed as a capstone course.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Terrence Curry, S.J.

Prerequisites: None

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ARTS 3341 Design for Social Innovation 2 Fall 3
Course Description

An advanced design studio/lab course where students work in interdisciplinary groups to identify, research, explore and produce a design solution for a social problem. Students are expected to design, test and fabricate their design solution, as well as produce a report that documents the process, includes scale drawings, describes the problem and explains the solution, and reflects on the experience. Final project will be exhibited at the end of the course. This course is proposed as a capstone course.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Terrence Curry, S.J.

Prerequisites: None

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ARTS 3345 Making Memory: History, Story, Image Fall 3
Course Description

1916 marks the 100-year anniversary of the Easter Rising that began Ireland's struggle for independence and the fateful Battle of the Somme that witnessed the decimation of the 36th Ulster Regiment during WW I. Both events proved seminal within a divided Ireland and both were defined as "blood sacrifices." The goal of this course is to explore the contested history of Ireland and Britain by focusing on these events and the commemorations that will mark the upcoming centenary. An interdisciplinary course, we will work with Philosophy and Studio Art.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Richard Kearney
Robert Savage
Sheila Gallagher

Prerequisites: The History Core, Parts I and II.

Cross listed with: HIST4824

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ARTS 3357 Costume Design Fall 3
Course Description

The art of costume design integrates artistic imagination with the practical concerns of theatrical production. The course is designed to help students develop the fundamental skills used by costume designers, focusing particular attention on character analysis, period research, and visual communication. The course will include a series of exercises and projects to develop skills in figure drawing, rendering in various media, fabric selection and color. Students will learn how to communicate character, mood and style through costume following two learning tracks: (1) developing the concept and theory of the design and (2) communicating the design through figure drawing and rendering.


Instructor(s): Jacqueline Dalley

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with: THTR3347

Comments: Students are not required to have advanced drawing skills to take this class. There are several class sessions devoted to learning and practicing drawing and painting techniques.

ARTS 3361 Intermediate Photography: Conceptual and Studio Spring 3
Course Description

This production course explores the potential of the photographic medium through both color and black and white pictures. Working with current photographic digital imaging technology and techniques, students will advance their skills in digital-image capture and high-quality output as well as analog printing. Lectures and assignments will concentrate on both traditional photographic-based picture making and digital technologies. Students will be expected to develop their own project ideas and to work in series. This course requires additional work outside of class time.


Instructor(s): Charles A. Meyer

Prerequisites: With permission of the Instructor. Permission of instructor; Two of the following courses are required: ARTS1161, ARTS2261, or ARTS2276.

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Comments: Lab fee required

ARTS 3385 Independent Work I Fall/Spring 3
Course Description

A course allowing students who possesses sufficient background in a chosen area to progress to a higher level or to investigate a more specialized area than other courses allow. The student works independently, under the direction of a member of the Department. These studies are normally directed by the full time faculty. Independent work requires weekly meetings with Professor Cooper and students will work on projects that will expand upon their efforts in.


Instructor(s): The Department

Prerequisites: With permission of the Department. Department permission. Normally students should have exhausted all course work in the area they choose to do independent work.

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ARTS 3386 Independent Work II Spring 3
Course Description

This course allows the student who possesses sufficient background in a chosen area to progress to a higher level or to investigate a more specialized area than other courses allow. The student works independently, under the direction of a member of the Department. These studies are normally directed by the full time faculty.


Instructor(s): The Department

Prerequisites: With permission of the Department. Department permission. Normally students should have exhausted all course work in the area they choose to do independent work.

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ARTS 3387 Photography in Paris 1900-1945 Fall 3
Course Description

Photography in Paris 1900-1945 In the first half of the 20th century, and particularly between the First and Second World Wars, Paris drew a diverse group of ambitious photographers from across Europe and the United States. The course will explore this vibrant, changing city through the visionary work of photographers including Eugne Atget, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Ilse Bing, Brassa, Andr Kertsz, and Man Ray.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Asher Anderson

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with: ARTH3387

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ARTS 4407 Independent Study Fall 3
Course Description

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Prerequisites: None

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ARTS 4473 Senior Project II Spring 3
Course Description

This course is required of all Studio Art majors. Students must have taken at least four semesters of work relating to their project prior to the senior year. It is directed by a member of the department and evaluated by departmental review.


Instructor(s): Andrew Tavarelli

Prerequisites: None

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ARTS 4485 Independent Work III Fall 3
Course Description

This course allows the student who possesses sufficient background in a chosen area to progress to a higher level or to investigate a more specialized area than other courses allow. The student works independently, under the direction of a member of the Department. These studies are normally directed by the full time faculty.


Instructor(s): The Department

Prerequisites: With permission of the Department. Department permission. Normally students should have exhausted all course work in the area they choose to do independent work.

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ARTS 4486 Independent Work IV Spring 3
Course Description

This course allows the student who possesses sufficient background in a chosen area to progress to a higher level or to investigate a more specialized area than other courses allow. The student works independently, under the direction of a member of the Department. These studies are normally directed by the full time faculty.


Instructor(s): The Department

Prerequisites: With permission of the Department. Department permission. Normally students should have exhausted all course work in the area they choose to do independent work.

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ARTS 4498 Senior Project I Fall 3
Course Description

This course is required of all Studio Art majors. Students must have taken at least four semesters of work relating to their project prior to the senior year. It is directed by a member of the Department and evaluated by Departmental review.


Instructor(s): Andrew Tavarelli

Prerequisites: None

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ARTS 5598 Teaching Assistantship Fall 3
Course Description

This course is intended to provide undergraduate students with teaching experience. Students assist a professor in planning and implementing various aspects of a course. Students must produce an independent body of work for this course to count toward a major or minor in Studio Art.


Instructor(s): The Department

Prerequisites: With permission of the Instructor. Permission of instructor.

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Comments: Open only to juniors and seniors
Enrollment is limited to one student per class.