McIntire Department of Art
Rugby Faculty Apartments, 203 Rugby Road
University of Virginia
P.O. Box 400130
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4130
(434) 924-6123 Fax: (434) 924-3647
History of Art
Overview A painting, sculpture, or building is a monument
surviving from the past, bearing the imprint of its creator and its time. The
discipline of art history seeks to order and interpret these monuments; it seeks
to discover their special characteristics and the value of the age in which
they were created. For example, the work of Van Gogh would be examined in terms
of his place in the Post-Impressionist generation of artists and his life in
a period of religious revivals. The discipline defines the cultural currents
of a period, and provides a context for understanding, appreciating, and enjoying
The department provides its students with the skills and perspectives
of the liberal arts; to think clearly, to write well, and to find, analyze,
evaluate, and present facts and ideas. It also provides students with a broad,
humanistic background, an advantageous resource among the disciplines of law,
business, and medicine. Students often combine art history with a major in one
of these respective areas.
The major also soundly prepares students for graduate study.
Professional careers in art history including teaching (most often at the college
level), museum work, and work in the art market, usually require additional
study at the graduate level leading to the M.A. and Ph.D.
Faculty The fourteen full-time faculty members are renowned
for their teaching ability and scholarship. Among the many honors presented
to the faculty are Guggenheim and National Endowment for the Humanities fellowships,
visiting Senior Fellowships at the Getty Center for the Arts and Humanities,
election to the Academy of Arts and Sciences, a Mellon Professorship at the
American Academy in Rome, and a Mellon Professorship at the Center for Advanced
Study in the Visual Arts at the National Gallery of Art. Each student is given
the opportunity to work closely with one or more of these distinguished professors.
Students Approximately 100 students major in art history.
Some introductory lecture courses are large; however, many courses are taught
as seminars, with enrollment limited to twelve students. The lecture courses
are usually survey courses (e.g., Baroque Art in Europe; Buddhist Art from India
to Japan; Modernist Art); the seminars usually focus on one or two artists (e.g.,
Michelangelo, Bosch and Bruegel). The department offers over thirty courses,
so there is a wide range of choices available. Independent study options exist,
and most majors take several courses in studio art as well. Students are also
encouraged to take courses in architectural history offered by the School of
Special Resources The University of Virginia Art Museum
encourages participation in its activities by art history majors and students
in general. The Fiske Kimball Fine Arts Library is a specialized collection
of over 100,000 volumes and provides research and study space as well as research
assistance by its trained staff.
Requirements for Major There are no prerequisites for
entry into the department, but most students declare a major in art history
after taking one or two or more of the departments introductory survey
courses (ARTH 101 and 102). None of these courses, however, is required for
For a degree in art history, students must complete 30 credits
above the 100 level. Courses taken at any time during the students career
can be counted, including those earned while studying abroad, in summer session
or in architectural history courses. By the time of graduation, a student must
have achieved a minimum GPA of 2.000 in major courses. (A student who does not
maintain an average of 2.000 or better in departmental courses will be put on
probation, and may be dropped from the program.) No course graded below C- may
count for major credit.
Distribution Requirements At least one course at the
200 level or above in each area (Ancient, Medieval, Renaissance, Modern, Non-Western);
a minimum of two 400 level seminars (either one ARTH 401 and one ARTH 491, or
two ARTH 491); and three electives within the department. At least one of the
non-seminar courses must be at the 300 or 500 level. Courses in Architectural
History at the 200 level or above may be substituted for any of the course requirements
except the ARTH 491 seminars. One course in Studio Art at the 100 level or above
may be substituted for one of the electives.
Requirements for the Minor There are no prerequisites
for a minor in art history. A student must complete 15 credits in the department,
beyond the 100 level. Courses taken at any time during the students career
may be counted toward the minor. At the time of graduation, a student must have
achieved a minimum GPA of 2.000 in the minor courses.
Minors must take at least one course in four of the five areas:
Ancient, Medieval, Renaissance, Modern, and Asian. One additional course is
required, and this should be selected from advanced lecture courses at the 300-500
level, or sections of ARTH 491 (Seminar in the History of Art).
Distinguished Majors Program in Art History To majors
who wish to be considered for a degree of "distinction," "high
distinction," or "highest distinction" in art history, the department
offers a Distinguished Majors Program (DMP) of advanced courses and research
culminating in a thesis of approximately fifty pages. Students should ordinarily
apply for admission to the program by the end of their third year. To apply,
students must submit a thesis proposal and have the approval of a faculty member
to direct their research. A GPA of 3.400 in major courses and a cumulative GPA
at or near 3.400 are required for admission. Application should be made to the
undergraduate advisors for art history. In their fourth year, students in the
program are required to take at least two courses at the 400 or 500 level and
to enroll in ARTH 497-498 (Undergraduate Thesis). These are evaluated by a committee
chaired by the undergraduate advisors that also considers the students
work in the DMP based on the evaluations of teachers in the students advanced
courses; the students performance in major courses; and the students
overall GPA. The committee recommends either no distinction, distinction, high
distinction, or highest distinction, and passes on its recommendation to the
Committee on Special Programs.
Overview Studio Art at the University of Virginia is
a rigorous, pre-professional program leading to the Bachelor of Arts degree.
The department attempts to give students instruction in the basic skills and
application in the following areas: drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture,
electronic media, contemporary media, and techniques. Courses also seek to acquaint
the student with the concerns and issues of visual art through practical studio
The art departments studio major is a liberal arts program
designed to accommodate students with various interests and abilities, serving
those who expect to become professional artists and welcoming those who are
mainly interested in art as an avocation or as a means toward aesthetic fulfillment.
Students are also encouraged to take courses in the history of art so that they
may acquire knowledge of pictorial meaning and the wide range of artistic expression
and interpretation found in different cultural periods. Students who wish to
do intensive work in a single area may work in project courses which provide
both flexibility and faculty feedback.
Faculty There are eight faculty members in the department. One of the department's strengths is the diversity of interests among the faculty. Each faculty member has had highly successful exhibitions at numerous galleries across the country such as the Tatistcheff Gallery in New York, the Corcoran Gallery in Washington D.C., and the Fine Gallery in Princeton. Among the awards and honors garnered by members of this group is a recent Virginia Commission of the Arts Award for printmaking and sculpture, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Professional Fellowship and an Artist's Fellowship Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. Works by the faculty are in many prestigious museum collections, such as the Metropolitan Museum in New York, the Philadelphia Art Museum, the Hirschhorn Museum in Washington, D.C. and the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis. The faculty make themselves easily accessible to their students, serving as mentors in and out of the classroom.
Students Each year, approximately sixty students major
in studio art. As there is not a graduate program, all courses are taught by
faculty. All studio art courses have limited enrollment, since the courses are
taught in atelier style. All majors, in their fourth year, are required to complete
a senior exhibition. Many students in studio art are double majors. Art history
is the most obvious choice for a second major, though English and psychology
are also common. Approximately 20 percent of the majors go on to graduate work
within the fine arts. Placement has been good, including admission to top national
programs. Other students seek graduate work in related fields, including graphic
and fashion design, medical illustration, art therapy, illustration, museum
work, gallery management, advertising design, and teaching.
Requirements for Major Majors acquire essential artistic
skills as well as experience in the handling of a wide variety of materials
and methods. The program puts the student in touch with the problems of creation
and with the ideas of artists in the contemporary world.
The major requires 30 credits in ARTS courses including ARTS
161 and 162. Twelve credits must be at the 200 level and 9 credits at the 300
or 400 level. ARTH 280 (Art Since 1945) is required and should be taken in the
fall term of the third year. In the fourth year he or she declares a concentration
in painting, printmaking, photography, cinematography, or sculpture which culminates
in an exhibition. Majors must have a minimum GPA of 2.000 in major courses,
or be dropped from the program. A grade of C- or below does not count for major
Requirements for Minor The minor in studio art requires
18 credits in ARTS courses including ARTS 161 and 162.
Additional Information For more information, contact the Undergraduate Advisor, McIntire Department of Art, Dell 1 & 2, P.O. Box400872, Charlottesville, VA 22904; (434) 924- 6123; Fax: (434) 982-4699;
History of Art
ARTH 101 - (4) (Y)
History of Art I
A survey of the great monuments of art and architecture from their beginnings
in caves through the arts of Egypt, Mesopotamia, Greece and Rome, Byzantium,
the Islamic world, and medieval western Europe. The course attempts to make
art accessible to students with no background in the subject, and it explains
the ways in which painting, sculpture, and architecture are related to mythology,
religion, politics, literature, and daily life. The course serves as a visual
introduction to the history of the West.
ARTH 102 - (4) (S)
History of Art II
Studies the history and interpretation of architecture, sculpture and painting
from 1400 to the present.
ARTH 209 - (3) (IR)
Examines the art and architecture of ten religious sites around the world
focusing on ritual, culture, and history as well as the artistic characteristics
ARTH 211 - (3) (IR)
Art of the Ancient Near East and Prehistoric Europe
Studies the art of Mesopotamia, Egypt, the Aegean, and prehistoric Europe,
from the sixth to the second millennium B.C. Examines the emergence of
a special role for the arts in ancient religion.
ARTH 213 - (3) (Y)
The painting, sculpture, and architecture of the Greeks, from the Dark
Ages through the Hellenistic period. Works are studied in their social,
and religious contexts.
ARTH 214 - (3) (Y)
Etruscan and Roman Art
Studies the painting, sculpture and architecture in Italy and the Roman
Empire from the time of the Etruscans to Constantine the Great. Emphasizes
and social role of art in ancient Rome, the dissolution of classical
art, and the formation of medieval art.
ARTH 215 - (3) (IR)
Introduction to Classical Archaeology
Introduces the history, theory, and field techniques of classical
archaeology. Major sites of the Bronze Age (Troy, Mycenae) as well
as Greek and
Roman cities and sanctuaries (e.g., Athens, Olympia, Pompeii) illustrate
in Greek and Roman culture and the nature of archaeological data.
221 - (3) (IR)
Early Christian and Byzantine Art
Studies the art of the early Church in East and West and its subsequent
development in the East under the aegis of Byzantium. Includes
the influence of theological,
liturgical and political factors on the artistic expression of
Eastern Christian spirituality.
ARTH 222 - (3) (Y)
Medieval Art in Western Europe
Studies the arts in Western Europe from the Hiberno-Saxon period
up to, and including, the age of the great Gothic cathedrals.
231 - (3) (Y)
Italian Renaissance Art
Studies painting, architecture, and sculpture in Italy from
the close of the Middle Ages through the sixteenth century.
work of major
such as Giotto, Donatello, Botticelli, Leonardo, and Michelangelo.
Detailed discussion of the social, political, and cultural
background of the arts.
ARTH 232 - (3) (Y)
High Renaissance and Mannerist Art
Studies the painting, architecture, and sculpture or the
sixteenth century, emphasizing the works of major artists,
such as Leonardo,
Raphael, Giorgione, and Titian. Detailed discussion of
the social, political, and
cultural background of the arts.
ARTH 236 - (3) (IR)
Painting and Graphics of the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries
in Northern Europe
Surveys major developments in painting and graphics in
the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries in the Netherlands
the rise of
naturalism and the origins of woodcut and engraving.
Explores the effects of humanist taste on sixteenth-century
iconographic consequences of the Reformation. Emphasizes
the work of major artists,
such as Van Eyck,
Van der Weyden, Dürer, Bosch, and Bruegel.
- (3) (Y)
Baroque Art in Europe
Studies the painting, sculpture, and architecture of
the seventeenth century in Italy, the Low Countries,
and Spain. Focuses
on Caravaggio, Bernini, Velazquez, Rubens, Rembrandt,
ARTH 251 - (3) (IR)
Eighteenth-Century European Art
Surveys European painting and sculpture from the late
Baroque period to Neo-Classicism. Emphasizes the artistic
of major figures
the larger social,
political, and cultural contexts of their work. Artists
include Watteau, Boucher, Fragonard, Chardin, Falconet,
Greuze, Batoni, Rusconi,
ARTH 252 - (3) (Y)
Art of Revolutionary Europe
Surveys European painting and sculpture from the last
decades of the Ancien Regime to the liberal revolutions
Canova, Ingres, Constable, Turner, Gericault, Delacroix,
Friedrich, Goya, Corot, and
Thorvaldsen are examined in their political, economic,
social, spiritual, and aesthetic contexts.
- (3) (Y)
Impressionism and Post Impressionism
Surveys modernist movements in European art during
the second half of the nineteenth century. Major
establishment of modernity
as a cultural
ideal, the development of the avant-garde, and
the genesis of the
concept of abstraction.
ARTH 256 - (4) (Y)
Modern Art, 1900-1945
A survey of major artistic movements in Europe
and the United States during the first half of
Futurism, the School of Paris, Dada and Surrealism,
Russian avant-garde, modernist trends in America.
the functional arts are discussed.
ARTH 257 -
The History of Photography
General survey of the photographic medium from
1839 to the present. Emphasizes the technical,
critical issues particular
to the medium.
ARTH 261 - (3) (Y)
Studies the development of American art in
its cultural context from the seventeenth
century to World War
ARTH 267 - (3) (O)
American Modernism is a survey of American
art in the first half of the 20th century.
situation of the American artist in relation
to European art, and an American public,
and the question
the American art.
ARTH 268 - (3) (Y)
Art Since 1945
Surveys art production and theory in the
U.S. and Europe since World War II. Relationships
practice and critical
an examination of movements ranging from
expressionism to neo-geo.
ARTH 270 - (3)
Buddhist Art from India to Japan
Surveys the Buddhist sculpture, architecture
and painting of India, China and Japan.
ARTH 271 - (3) (IR)
East Asian Art
Introduces the artistic traditions
of China, Korea, and Japan, from
to the modern
concepts behind their creation, and
artistic form in relation to society,
individuals, technology, and ideas.
275 - (3) (O)
The Arts of India
The class is an overview of Indian
sculpture, architecture, and painting
from the Third
Millennium BC to the
18th century AD
works from Hindu,
Buddhist, Jain and Islamic traditions.
281 - (3) (IR)
Arts of the Islamic World
The class is an overview of art
made in the service of Islam
in the Central
and South and Southeast Asia.
312 - (3) (E)
Greek Vase Painting
Prerequisite: any course in Art
History, Anthropology, Classics
Survey of the major styles,
techniques, and painters of
Greek vases produced
in the Archaic
of myth and daily life, the
relationship of vases to other
the legacy of form and decoration
the arts of
later periods, such as 18th
century England, and comparisons
with other cultures,
such as the
ARTH 313 - (3) (IR)
Art and Poetry in Classical
Study of the major themes
in Greek sculpture and painting
of the fifth
In order to view these themes
in the context of classical
Greek culture, the course
seeks out shared
and feeling in
contemporary poetry; including
readings in translation in
ARTH 315 -
The Greek City
Study of the Greek city from
the Archaic to the Hellenistic
focuses on such
themes as city
planning, public buildings
distinctions, the relationship
between city and territory,
and the nature
of the polis.
ARTH 316 - (3)
Study of the history of Roman
architecture from the Republic
to the late empire
with special emphasis on
the evolution of urban
considered are Roman villas,
Roman landscape architecture,
of Pompeii and
Ostia, major sites of
Roman provinces, and the
architectural and archaeological
field methods used in dealing
with ancient architecture.
317 - (3) (IR)
Explores the life, art, architecture,
urban development, religion,
economy, and daily
life of the famous
Roman city destroyed
in the cataclysmic eruption
of Mt. Vesuvius in A.D. 79.
322 - (3) (Y)
Age of Cathedrals
Examination of art, architecture,
religion and ritual at selected
from the late 12th
to early 14th centuries.
Sites include the Abbey of
Cathedral, Chartres Cathedral,
the Cathedral of Siena, and
the Cathedral of Florence.
college level) in analyzing
ARTH 331 - (3) (IR)
Gender and Art in Renaissance
Prerequisite: A previous
course in art history or
Examines how notions of
gender shaped the production,
the visual arts
in Italy between 1350 and
ARTH 333 - (3) (IR)
Renaissance Art and Literature
Examines the interrelations
between literature and
the visual arts
in Italy from 1300
to 1600. The writings
of Dante, Petrarch,
Boccaccio and their
followers are analyzed
in relation to the painting,
of Giotto, Brunelleschi,
- (3) (IR)
Leonardo da Vinci
Prerequisite: One course
in the humanities.
An analysis of Leonardo
da Vinci’s paintings,
drawings, and notes,
giving special attention
to his writings and
drawings on human anatomy,
of light and shade,
color theory, and pictorial
composition. His work
is considered in relation
to the works of fellow
artists such as Bramante,
Raphael, and Michelangelo
as well as within the
context of Renaissance
investigation of the
335Z - (3) (J)
Renaissance Art on
Firsthand, direct knowledge
of Renaissance art
and architecture through
program of on-site
visits in Florence
and Rome. The
to provide a deeper
of the specificity
of images and sites—that
is, their materials,
texture, scale, size,
and volumes. It also
aims to instill a full
sense of the importance
of the original location
for the understanding
of Renaissance art.
337 - (3) (IR)
Michelangelo and His
Prerequisite: One course
in the history of art
of ARTH 101
Analyzes the work of
Michelangelo in sculpture,
and architecture in
relation to his contemporaries
the North. The class
the close investigation
his preparatory drawings,
letters, poems and
- (3) (IR)
Study of the life and
work of the great Dutch
of the Bible and the
nature of his religious
convictions, his relationship
to classical and Renaissance
his rivalry with Rubens,
and the expressive
purposes of his distinctive
techniques in painting,
drawing, and etching.
353 - (3) (IR)
British Art: Tudors
Prerequisite: At least one post-medieval
art history course
and printmaking from
reign of Henry
VII Tudor (1485) to
death of Queen Victoria
as Holbein, Mor, Mytens,
Rubens, van Dyck,
and Alma-Taddema are
and aesthetic contexts.
362 - (3) (Y)
Material Life in Early
Prerequisite: At least one course
in either American
American domestic environments
rural and urban settings)
and decorative arts
glass) in relation
to their social,
and historical contexts
from European settlement
ARTH 367 - (4)
New York School
The New York School
focuses on the background,
with an examination
of the place
and politics of the
America in the depression
era. The slide
lectures and required
readings examine the
social and intellectual
subjects of abstract
painting in the 1940s
and the development
of an international
scene in New York in
- (3) (IR)
The course is a survey
of the major epochs
with the important
in China: ceramics,
ritual, Buddhist art,
painting, and garden
It seeks to
form in relation to
and social and historical
focus on the role of
the state or individuals
as patrons of the arts.
introduces the major
Daoism, and Buddhism—that
have shaped cultural
and aesthetic ideals,
Chinese art theories,
and the writings of
ARTH 372 -
Introduces the arts
and culture of Japan.
roles in Japanese
how artists, architects,
and patrons expressed
artistic and cultural
ARTH 383 - (3)
Studies Africa’s chief forms of visual art from prehistoric
times to the present.
ARTH 385 - (3) (IR)
Women in American Art
Analyzes the roles
played by women both
artists and as the
subjects of representation
in American art
to the present.
Explores the changing
or inhibit women’s
and help to shape
their public presentation.
Some background in
either art history
studies is desirable.
401 - (4) (Y)
Art History: Theory
or minor in art history.
This course introduces
art history majors
to the basic
methods of art
art historical interpretation.
The course will
survey a number of
to the explanation
of art, and
the history of art
- (3) (S)
in the History of
Subject varies with
the instructor, who
to focus attention
either on a particular
artist, or theme,
or on the broader
the aims and methods
of art history. Subject
the life and art
of Pompeii, Roman
and politics in revolutionary
and problems in American
art and culture.
497, 498 - (6) (S)
A thesis of approximately
50 written pages
is researched and
during the fall
by art history majors
who have been accepted
into the department’s
- (1) (Y)
in the Visual Arts
Required for all
the graphic arts.
terms of their
research and information
- (3) (IR)
in Italy and
from the Republic
- (3) (IR)
Art and Architecture
and minor arts
519 - (3) (IR)
Art and Architecture
522 - (3) (IR)
533 - (3) (IR)
- (3) (IR)
ARTH 583 - (3) (IR)
Surveys Africa’s chief forms of visual art from prehistoric times to
ARTH 590 - (3) (Y)
Prerequisite: 9-12 credits in art history or instructor permission.
A lecture course on the nature of public art collections, how they have been
formed, and the role they play in society. Examines the concept of connoisseurship
and its role in collecting art for museums.
ARTH 591, 592 - (3) (S)
Advanced Readings in the History of Art
ARTS 161 - (3) (S)
Introduction to Drawing I
Introduces the materials and techniques of drawing, provides
training in the coordination of hand and eye, and encourages development of
visual analysis. Emphasizes understanding form, space, light and composition.
ARTS 162 - (3) (S)
Introduction to Drawing II
Prerequisite: ARTS 161.
Continuation of ARTS 161 with projects emphasizing
on drawing skills and analytical thinking. The majority of assignments will be
to encourage students to develop individual visual language.
ARTS 207 - (3) (S)
Dance/Movement Composition as Art
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
Analysis of aesthetic valuing
and choreographic approaches as they relate and intersect with art, gender, and
feminism. The course will
investigate staged performances that illuminate women's political issues and
male issues through a lens of cultural and historical contexts, and function
as an introduction to the fundamentals of movement and dance. It is designed
to engage students to inquire about what is art and define how choreography
is a statement in a cultural, political, and feminist sense. Cross-listed with
ARTS 222, 223 - (4) (Y)
Introduction to Digital Art I, II
Prerequisite: ARTS 161, 162.
Project-based introduction to tools and
methods of digital media. Serves as a design class examining how the new tools
can contribute to
the activity of the artist.
ARTS 251, 252 - (4) (Y)
Introduction to Photography I, II
Prerequisite: ARTS 161, 162.
Beginning photography focuses on gaining a working understanding of black and
white photo processes and, most importantly, opening up a dialogue about photography.
In addition to assignments designed to help students understand the visual language
of photography, the course looks at examples from the historical and contemporary
worlds of fine art. Readings range from art and philosophy to science. Students
create a final portfolio from all the assignments given.
ARTS 263, 264 - (3) (S)
Life Drawing I, II
Prerequisite: ARTS 161, 162.
Creations of drawings of a living model
in various media. Topics include artistic anatomy, figure and portrait drawing.
ARTS 267, 268 - (4) (Y)
Introduction to Printmaking I, II
Prerequisite: ARTS 161, 162.
Introduction to basic black and white
etching techniques, basic black and white plate lithography, and techniques of
stone lithography. Printmaking
professors and course content vary from semester to semester.
ARTS 271, 272 - (4) (Y)
Introduction to Painting I, II
Prerequisite: ARTS 161, 162.
Introduction to basic oil painting techniques
and materials emphasizing perception and color. Assignments are designed to assist
in understanding the creative process and interpreting the environment through
a variety of subject matter expressed in painted images. Encourages individual
ARTS 281, 282 - (4) (Y)
Introduction to Sculpture I, II
Prerequisite: ARTS 161, 162.
Investigates the sculptural process through
modeling, carving, fabricating and casting. Examines traditional and contemporary
concerns of sculpture
by analyzing historical examples and work done in class.
ARTS 291, 292 - (4) (Y)
Installation and Performance Art I, II
Prerequisite: For ARTS 291: ARTS 161,162 or permission
of the instructor. For ARTS 292: ARTS 161,162,291 or permission of the instructor.
course introduces new art genres including installation, performance, and video
documentation to the student's art practice. Includes
contemporary Art History, theory, and the creation of art made with non-traditional
materials, methods and formats.
ARTS 296, 297 - (4) (Y)
Introduction to Cinematography I, II
Prerequisite: For ARTS 296: ARTS 161,162 or permission
of the instructor. For ARTS 297: ARTS 161,162,296 or permission of the instructor.
course introduces experimental 16mm film production as a practice of visual art.
These courses include technical, historical, and theoretical
issues that apply to cinematography and its relationship to the traditional
ARTS 322, 323 - (3) (S)
Intermediate Digital Art I, II
Prerequisite: ARTS 222, 223.
Project-based course examining three areas
of digital media: designing for paper, three-dimensional modeling, and robotic
ARTS 351, 352 - (3) (S)
Intermediate Photography I, II
Prerequisite: ARTS 252.
This course expands the technical possibilities available to students by introducing
advanced processes. Assignments are based on exploration of a given process.
Digital color printing, alternative silver processes and non-silver or historical
processes are demonstrated and practiced as a class. Students create a final
portfolio from all the technical assignments given.
ARTS 367, 368 - (3) (S)
Intermediate Printmaking I, II
Prerequisite: ARTS 267, 268.
Includes relief printing, advanced lithography
techniques, including color lithography, color etching, monotypes, and further
of black and white imagery. Printmaking professors and course content vary
from semester to semester.
ARTS 371, 372 - (3) (S)
Intermediate Painting I, II
Prerequisite: ARTS 271, 272.
Exploration of contemporary painting materials,
techniques, and concepts, as well as a continuation of basic oil painting processes.
are designed to assist the student in developing their perceptions and imagination
and translating them into painted images. Direction is given to the formation
of personal original painting styles.
ARTS 381, 382 - (3) (S)
Prerequisite: ARTS 281, 282.
Continuation of ARTS 281, 282 with greater
emphasis on the special problems of the sculptural discipline.
ARTS 397, 398 - (3) (Y)
Intermediate Cinematography I, II
Prerequisite: ARTS 161, 162, 297, 298 or instructor
Course continues the practice of 16mm experimental film production
with an increased emphasis on audio and digital video motion picture making.
Student will complete assignments based on genres of experimental film making
such as expressionism, naturalism, and realism.
ARTS 407 - (1-4) (Y)
Advanced Project in Art
Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
Investigation and development
of a consistent idea or theme in painting, sculpture, or the graphic arts. May
be taken more than once under
the same course number(s) by students who are sufficiently advanced in studio
work. This course is not intended to be used for major credit.
ARTS 422, 423 - (3) (S)
Advanced Digital Art I, II
Creation of individual and group projects using digital tools.
Projects are intended to enhance traditional disciplines or extend the study
of new technology for the artist.
ARTS 451, 452 - (3) (Y)
Distinguished Major Project
Prerequisite: Admission to the Distinguished Major Program.
independent work using either sculpture, photography, printmaking, cinematography,
or painting as the primary medium, culminating
in a coherent body of work under direction of a faculty member.
ARTS 453, 454 - (3) (S)
Advanced Photography I, II
Prerequisite: ARTS 351 or 352.
These courses assist students in preparing for their required thesis exhibitions
or a structure body of photographic work. Emphasizes new solutions to new problems.
Additionally, students learn how to document their work and to present it professionally.
Graduating fourth-year students are expected to complete a quality slide portfolio,
digital portfolio, resume, and statement in conjunction with the thesis exhibition.
ARTS 467, 468 - (3) (S)
Advanced Problems in Printmaking
Prerequisite: ARTS 367 or 368.
Designed for students who have completed
two or more semesters of study of a specific printmaking technique (woodcut,
etching, or lithography)
and wish to continue their exploration of that technique.
ARTS 471, 472 - (3) (S)
Advanced Painting I, II
Prerequisite: ARTS 371 or 372.
The capstone of a three year study in
painting. Continues the investigation of oil painting as an expressive medium
and stresses the development
of students ability to conceive and execute a series of thematically
related paintings over the course of the semester. Painting professors and
vary from semester to semester.
ARTS 481, 482 - (3) (S)
Advanced Sculpture I, II
Prerequisite: ARTS 381 or 382.
Continuation of the sculpture sequence
with greater emphasis on developing a students individual voice. Advanced
projects in moldmaking, metal casting, and non-traditional sculpture materials
are assigned. The creation
of a sculptural installation is also assigned. Sculpture professors and course
content vary from semester to semester.
ARTS 497, 498 - (3) (Y)
Advanced Cinematography I, II
Prerequisite: ARTS 161, 162, 297, 298, 397, 398 or instructor
Course continues the practice of 16mm film or digital video
experimental production with an emphasis on a completed piece for public screenings