Art Studio Course Descriptions (ArtS) 2006-2008

Classes are offered in the semesters indicated. In addition to class times, most studios are open after hours for students to work on their projects. Please see the Schedule of Classes for most-current information and faculty teaching assignments.

101 Art Fundamentals (3) / Fall, Spring

Basic design. A studio course in the study of form, color and composition in 2-dimensional art; rendering of 3-dimensional objects from observation using line and values, and principles of perspective. Basic prerequisite course for studio courses on the 200 level.

102 Fundamentals of Three-Dimensional Design (3) / Fall, Spring

A studio course introducing the student to the principles of three dimensional design. Sculptural, architectural and design projects are realized through a series of assigned projects exploring form, volume, plane, line and structure. Traditional and non-traditional sculptural materials are used. Prerequisite course for 200-level studio courses. Lab fee payable at time of registration.

103 Safety and Shop Practices (1) / Fall, Spring

An activity course required for new or transfer sculpture students, or for any student wishing to have access to the wood shop or use power and hand tools dispensed from the tool crib. A four-day course, taught the first two Fridays and Saturdays of each semester. Class is recommended for all students majoring in Art Studio. Required for students enrolled in ArtS 236 (Beginning Sculpture). Examinations required every semester for continued use of power equipment. Lab fee payable at time of registration.

199 Student-Instructed Course (1-4)

Please see current Schedule of Classes for details.

200 Photography in the World (3-4)

Lecture presenting overview of the role of photography in the world and an introduction to the creation of photographs. Integrates intellectual, analytical, and creative skills and capacities by examining photography from several perspectives. Photography’s history, current forms, uses, and conventions included. Students will practice photography as a creative communicative endeavor.

202 Beginning Drawing (2-4) / Fall, Spring

A beginner's studio course in drawing employing a variety of media, including pencil, ink, charcoal, conte and pastel. Includes a unit on objective drawing.

204 Beginning Life Drawing (2-4) / Fall, Spring

An introductory studio course in drawing from nature, including the human figure. Basic problems in dealing with the figure as subject matter. Lab fee payable at time of registration.

208 Basic Black and White Photography (2-4) / Fall, Spring

A studio introduction to basic photographic processes, including lecture/discussion, reading, lab work and critique. Covers handling the camera, previsualization, history, exposure control, perceiving and working with light, roll film processing, print enlarging and finishing for presentation, balancing technique and individual creativity. Lab fee payable at time of registration.

210 Introduction to Digital Imaging (1-3)

Covers basic digital processes: lecture/discussion, reading, lab work, individual projects, critique. Topics include: fundamental digital theory, hardware/software/technique of 2-D artwork, image acquisition, basic digital photography, image manipulation (PhotoShop), vector based design (Illustrator), digital output and overview of strategies/practices of contemporary digital artists. Lab fee payable at time of registration.

220 Beginning Painting (2-4) / Fall, Spring

Studio course in painting in a variety of media, with primary concentration in oil. Directed problems. Work from imagination, still life, and the figure. Group and individual criticism. Prerequisite: previous or concurrent enrollment in ArtS 101. Lab fee payable at time of registration.

229 Beginning Ceramics (2-4) / Fall, Spring

A studio course surveying a wide range of ceramic processes, including a variety of hand building techniques, working on potter's wheel, glazing and firing. Directed problems cover both traditional/sculptural aspects of ceramics. Course includes lectures, demonstrations, discussion, critiques and laboratory. Lab fee payable at time of registration. Prerequisite: ArtS 102.

236 Beginning Sculpture (2-4) / Fall, Spring

A studio course offering a range of traditional and non-traditional sculptural processes and materials. Introduces the beginning student to welding, woodworking, mold making and casting. Group critiques, field trips, textbook required. Lab fee due at time of registration. Prerequisites: ArtS 102.

245 Beginning Printmaking (2-4) / Fall, Spring

A studio course introducing the student to a variety of printmaking media, which may include etching, lithography, silkscreen, woodcut, linocut, and papermaking. Lecture, demonstration, and laboratory work, which may include proofing, printing, and a small edition. Lab fee payable at time of registration. Prerequisite: ArtS 101.

298 Selected Topics in Art Studio (1-4)

A beginning studio course dealing with intensive study of a particular art topic, which may vary from semester to semester. May be repeated, and applicable to requirements for a major in art. Prerequisites: previous or concurrent enrollment in ArtS 101 and 102. Lab fee payable at time of registration.

300 Graded Assistance Projects (1-4)

Designed for advanced students to gain practical experience in the functions of art studios, workshops, classrooms or exhibition projects. Work under supervision of faculty or staff. Each unit requires 3 hours of work per week. Grade only.

301 Assistance Projects (1-4)

Designed for advanced students to gain practical experience in the functions of art studios, workshops, classrooms or exhibition projects. Work under supervision of faculty or staff. Each unit requires 3 hours of work per week. CR/NC only.

302 Intermediate Drawing (2-4) / Fall, Spring

Directed problems in drawing for the intermediate student. Work from imagination or nature. Prerequisite: ArtS 202 or 204.

304 Intermediate Life Drawing (2-4) / Fall, Spring

A workshop in drawing the human figure for students who have fulfilled the beginning drawing prerequisite or are at the intermediate skills level. Group and individually directed special problems, related to drawing the live model. Prerequisite: ArtS 204. Lab fee payable at time of registration.

308 Photographic Darkroom Processes (2-4) / Fall, Spring

A process course with individualized development of photographic skills and theory. Concentration on print quality, including zone system. Familiarization with papers, films, and developers. Various processes expanding upon black and white technology and darkroom experimentation. Lab fee payable at registration. Prerequisite: ArtS 208 and consent of instructor, based on portfolio review.

310 Digital Imaging (1-3)

Covers intermediate digital techniques: lecture/discussion, reading, lab work, individual projects, critiques. Topics may include: digital theory, hardware/software techniques of 2-D artwork, image manipulation (PhotoShop), vector-based design (Illustrator), multimedia design, integration of digital media into traditional practices and overview of strategies/practices of contemporary digital artists. Lab fee payable at registration. Prerequisite: ArtS 210.

320 Intermediate Painting (2-4) / Fall, Spring

A intermediate-level studio course in painting. Directed and individual problems. Group and individual criticism. Prerequisite: ArtS 220. Lab fee payable at time of registration.

329 Intermediate Ceramics (2-4)

A studio course concentrating on wheel throwing techniques to explore formal/functional issues in clay. Aspects of hand building will be discussed as well. Emphasis placed on design issues, content and developing a personal visual vocabulary through individual and group critiques. Lab fee payable at time of registration. Prerequisite: ArtS 229.

335 Intermediate Bronze Foundry (2-4)

In-depth instruction of processes involved in producing bronze sculpture. Students explore all aspects of realizing sculpture in bronze, from clay or plaster molds to wax: various methods of wax working/mold making include ceramic shell, sand and investment, casting; and patination. Group critiques, field trips. Laboratory fee. Prerequisite: ArtS 236 or consent of instructor.

336 Intermediate Sculpture (2-4) / Fall, Spring

A studio course with directed projects. Emphasis on content and developing a personal sculptural vocabulary through experimentation with traditional and non-traditional materials and processes. Group critiques, field trips, short writing assignments. Textbook required. Lab fee payable at time of registration. Prerequisite: ArtS 236.

340 Intermediate Etching and Woodcut (2-4) / Fall, Spring

A studio course on the intermediate level in various printmaking aspects, including woodcut, linocut, embossing, engraving, collagraph, photo-engraving, monotype, and etching. Lab fee payable at time of registration. Prerequisite: ArtS 245.

342 Intermediate Lithography (2-4) / Fall, Spring

Continued studio work at the intermediate level in lithographic methods, including color technology and conceptual development. Lecture, demonstration, and studio work. Lab fee payable at time of registration. Prerequisite: ArtS 245.

382 Intermediate Monoprint (1-4) / Not offered every semester

An intermediate studio course emphasizing single and multiple images derived from a variety of original sources, including painting, hand-painted prints, collagraphs, chine collé, and multiple manipulated prints. A maximum of 3 upper-division units may be applied toward a printmaking or a painting emphasis. Lab fee payable at time of registration. Prerequisite: ArtS 245.

395 Community Involvement Program (CIP) (1-4) / Fall, Spring

Student-directed creative activities on behalf of nearby off-campus community agencies. One to 4 units of credit, based on 30 hours of contributed effort per unit per semester. Art education assistance and selected private enterprises. Six CIP units may be applied toward a degree. Prerequisite: prearranged program with community host-sponsor and consent of instructor.

399 Student-Instructed Course (1-4)

Please see current Schedule of Classes for details.

400 Art in the Classroom (3)

Combined lecture/lab course for teaching credential candidates (K-12). Skills, methods and ideas for introducing art education to children/adolescents will be discussed and practiced, based on the California Framework for Art Education, and intended to stress the necessity of art instruction for the young. Art Education history will be covered.

402 Advanced Drawing (2-4) / Fall, Spring

Independent work from imagination or nature for the advanced student. Can be arranged as correlative drawing problems done in conjunction with advanced studio projects in area of emphasis. May be repeated for up to a maximum of 12 units; more for B.F.A. students. Prerequisites: at least 4 units of ArtS 202 or 204, and 3 units of 300-series drawing courses, or consent of instructor.

404 Advanced Life Drawing (2-4) / Fall, Spring

An advanced studio life drawing class with directed special problems related to drawing the live model and to drawing from nature. May be repeated for up to a maximum of 12 units; more for B.F.A. students. Lab fee payable at time of registration.

420 Advanced Painting (2-4) / Fall, Spring

Continued studio work in painting in oils and/or acrylics. May be repeated by art majors only for credit up to a maximum of 9 units more for B.F.A. students. Prerequisite: ArtS 320. Lab fee payable at time of registration.

429 Advanced Ceramics (2-4) / Fall, Spring

A studio course addressing advanced throwing and hand building techniques, glazing and firing. Emphasis on content and development of a personal voice in ceramics. Prerequisites: ArtS 229 and 329. Lab fee payable at time of registration.

430 Large Scale Clay and Installation, Ceramic Sculpture (2-4)

Course concentrates on large scale ceramics sculpture/installation. Hand building and wheel throwing techniques utilized. Emphasis placed on project planning, content, and developing a personal visual vocabulary through individual/group critiques. Lab fee payable at time of registration. Prerequisites: ArtS 229 and ArtS 329. Can replace one semester of Advanced Ceramics.

432 Ceramic Materials (2-4)

General course covering origin/properties of clays; composition, properties/uses of materials in glazes; and calculation of glaze formulas/batches. Laboratory exercises involve use/properties of materials, development of clay body compositions and development of color/texture in glazes. Prerequisites: ArtS 229 and ArtS 329. Can replace one semester of Advanced Ceramics. Lab fee payable at time of registration.

435 Advanced Bronze Foundry (2-4)

An advanced exploration of the techniques and principles of bronze casting. May be repeated up to a maximum of 6 units. Lab fee payable at time of registration. Prerequisite: ArtS 335.

436 Advanced Sculpture (2-4) / Fall, Spring

Studio and field work that emphasizes the development of individual style. Group critiques, field trips, short writing assignments. Textbook required. May be repeated for credit up to a maximum of 15 units; more for B.F.A. Lab fee payable at time of registration. Prerequisite: 6 units of ArtS 336 or consent of instructor.

440 Advanced Etching and Woodcut (2-4) / Fall, Spring

Advanced studio problems in relief and intaglio printmaking methods, including woodcut, linocut, embossing, engraving, photo-engraving, collagraph, monotype and etching. May be repeated for credit up to 12 units; more for B.F.A. students Lab fee payable at registration. Prerequisite: ArtS 340.

442 Advanced Lithography (2-4) / Fall, Spring

Advanced studio work in the lithography medium. Work with images on stone or metal plates involving black and white and some color processes, printing of limited editions and single proofs. Lecture, demonstration, and laboratory work. May be repeated for credit up to a maximum of 12 units. Lab fee payable at time of registration. Prerequisite: ArtS 342.

457 Advanced Photography (2-4)

An advanced studio course, with an emphasis on contemporary photography, black & white and color, and student critiques in conjunction with in-progress darkroom work. Students contract for a body of work for the semester, culminating with an individual presentation of a final, professional portfolio. Prerequisites: ArtS 208 and two semesters of 308 or consent of instructor, based on portfolio review. Lab fee payable at time of registration.

465 B.F.A. Seminar (1-3) / Fall, Spring

A studio seminar class designed specifically for B.F.A. students. Advanced topics in art and aesthetics will be examined through selected readings, writing and discussion. In-depth critiques of each student's work will be held. B.F.A. students only.

466 Professional Artists’ Practices (3) / Fall

Professional issues will be addressed in the preparation and presentation of a B.F.A. exhibition that will be reviewed and critiqued by the studio faculty. Students will be expected to give an oral defense of their work and prepare a statement, a slide portfolio, and a curriculum vitae in preparation for graduation. B.F.A. students only.

470 Art: Theory and Practice (2-4)

Advanced seminar course combining lecture/activity. Emphasis placed on development of proposals for works of art in response to slide lectures and assigned readings, and exploration of new methods and materials outside student's usual medium. Participation in group critiques is an essential element of course. Prerequisite: instructor(s) consent.

482 Advanced Monotype (1-4) / Not offered every semester

An advanced studio course emphasizing single and multiple images derived from a variety of original sources, including painting, hand-painted prints, collagraphs, chine collé and multiple manipulated prints. Up to 3 upper-division units may be applied toward a printmaking or painting emphasis. Up to 12 units may be repeated for credit; more for B.F.A. students. Lab fee payable at registration. Prerequisite: ArtS 382.

492 B.A. Professional Artists’ Practices (3) / Fall

Professional issues will be addressed in the preparation and presentation of a portfolio of student work. Students will be expected to give an oral defense of their work and prepare a statement, a slide portfolio and a curriculum vitae in preparation for graduation.

495 Special Studies (1-4)

For upper-division art majors only. Consult department faculty in your area of emphasis. The University contract form with required signatures of student, instructor, faculty advisor, and department chair must be completed before registering for special studies units. Not applicable to the art major or minor.

496 Directed Field Research Experience (1)

Travel to galleries and museums in various North American cities. Individual & group participation required. Destinations vary; consult Schedule of Classes for specifics. May be repeated and may be applicable to requirements in the major. Fee required at time of registration. Prerequisites: major status & advanced standing or consent of instructor.

497 Directed Field Research Experience (1)

Travel to various destinations, which vary depending on type of field research being offered; consult Schedule of Classes for specifics. May be repeated and may be applicable to requirements in the major. Students will be responsible for a field research project(s), based on the trip. Fee required at time of registration. Prerequisites: major status and advanced standing or consent of instructor.

498 Selected Topics in Art Studio (1-4)

A studio course dealing with intensive study of a particular art topic, which may vary by semester. May be repeated and applicable to requirements for a major in art. Consult advisor and department chair. Lab fee payable at time of registration. Prerequisites: major status, advanced standing and instructor consent.

499 Internship (1-4)

Students in the intern program will have an opportunity to gain practical skills by working in a variety of gallery and museum situations in the private and public sectors. Credit will be given for completion of 3 hours of work per week per unit, by prior arrangement with department coordinator. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. A-F and CR/NC.

595 Special Studies (1-4)

Prerequisite: graduate standing and consent of instructor.