Online Courses: In online teaching, 100% of instruction takes place online via Canvas and with supplemental platforms like Zoom. There are two types of online courses: asynchronous and synchronous.
Asynchronous online: Course is fully online, with lessons, assignments, and activities posted in Canvas with due dates. Students complete coursework, engage in discussions, etc., based upon their own schedules, but are required to meet posted deadlines.
Synchronous online: Online course that includes real-time class meetings using technology (e.g. Zoom). The number of required meetings varies based upon the particular class, but meetings take place during the scheduled class times. Faculty will inform students of the schedule for real-time meetings in their courses.
Hybrid Courses: Hybrid courses combine both in-person, on-campus meetings with online instruction. All face-to-face activities take place during the regularly-scheduled meeting times in the rooms assigned on the course listing. The number of people in classrooms is limited by social distancing requirements, and the number of in-person meetings varies by course. Faculty will notify students of the exact meeting schedule for their courses.
If your class is not listed as online or hybrid, it will meet fully face-to-face with proper social distancing following the noted class schedule.
This sequence of courses further develops a personal and informed, individualized visual language. Emphasis is placed on an analysis of work through critique, research and discussion of contemporary ideas and approaches to the medium, to further develop an independent body of work. Materials fee. Prerequisite: ART 416.
Fee $150 In person course.
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This course is designed to further refine technical skills, encourage experimentation with the process, and develop conceptual thinking by fostering independent research. An analysis of contemporary ideas engages students in the disciplined development of a cohesive body of personal imagery that utilizes the screen printing medium as a means to develop their individual visual language. Materials fee. Prerequisite: ART 325.
This course is designed to further refine technical skills, encourage experimentation with the process, and develop conceptual thinking by fostering independent research. An analysis of contemporary ideas engages students in the disciplined development of a cohesive body of personal imagery that utilizes the relief printmaking medium as a means to develop their individual visual language. Materials fee. Prerequisite: ART 328.
Fee $200 covers materials In person course.
ART 429 is the fourth and final course in the series of advanced sculpture courses for BFA and BS sculpture majors, or BFA studio majors pursuing a concentration in two disciplines. This course provides a forum for in depth critiques and exploration of students' individual directions in preparation for graduate study and independent sculptural practice.
Students are expected to explore individual concepts through research and written proposals with the ultimate goal of developing a portfolio of sculpture appropriate for future opportunities including capstone requirements for ART 496, Senior Exhibition.
ART 429 students are provided individual studio spaces and have the opportunity to participate with advanced sculpture students enrolled in ART 419,420,428 on a daily basis and during group discussions, readings, field trips and visiting artist lectures. Materials fee. Prerequisite: ART 428
Fee $200 In person course.
This course provides BFA Painting and Drawing students with opportunities to develop their studio practice. Motivated students will focus their visual language in pursuit of a significant body of work that is suitable for professional exhibition. Permission of discipline faculty required. This course may be repeated. Materials fee.
Fee $150 In person course.
This course provides BFA Photography students with opportunities to develop their studio practice. Motivated students will focus their visual language in pursuit of a significant body of work that is suitable for professional exhibition. Permission of discipline faculty required. This course may be repeated. Materials fee.
Fee of $200 covers materials.
This course provides BFA Printmaking students with opportunities to develop their studio practice. Motivated students will focus their visual language in pursuit of a significant body of work that is suitable for professional exhibition. Permission of discipline faculty required. This course may be repeated. Materials fee.
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The course begins with a thesis project, which becomes the capstone of the design curriculum, culminating in the Senior Exhibition. A second portfolio–building project rounds out the semester. Materials fee. Prerequisites: ART 354 and ART 459. Spring
Printing Fee $25 In person course.
Hybrid course both in person and online synchronous meetings at days and times listed.
This course prepares the graphic design student for the job market including the design and presentation of a professional portfolio in both print and web. Materials fee. Prerequisite: ART 459. Spring
Fee $60 ( $35 Supplies & $25 Printing)
Senior Capstone is a graduation requirement for all BS and BFA Design Media Arts, Graphic Design, and Studio Art students. It is held annually at the Massry Center for the Arts in the Esther Massry Gallery and Standish Atrium Gallery. Students must consult with faculty in their discipline(s) to select work that meets degree program objectives and is suitable for professional exhibition. Students will complete the Senior Show contract and gain appropriate faculty signatures and approvals. They are required to consult with the Esther Massry Gallery Director; follow through with all exhibition requirements; consult the planning schedule as outlined; meet all deadlines; and, participate with the organization of this capstone exhibition (which may include installation, gallery sitting, and de-installation as assigned). Students will submit a capstone digital portfolio of professional and academic writing along with images to the professor of record for ART 496. The portfolio will provide evidence of student achievements. It will be used by discipline faculty to assess learning outcomes, including student's ability to navigate competitive professional environments and/or graduate school study. Grading is pass/fail. Exhibition fee. Spring Semester only.
Fee $50 This section is for Graphic Design & Design Media majors Meets three times per semester
Online course meets synchronously via Zoom on the following three
Fridays: Jan 15th, Mar 5th, Apr 16th from 8:00-8:50am.
An Independent Study is arranged, planned and managed by a supervising professor in conjunction with the learning outcomes that are proposed by the advanced student. ART 499 may not be used to substitute for a class. Instead, it involves more self-discipline and a greater sense of direction than a faculty-led course. “Independent” does not imply “not involving a teacher” rather it means that learning takes place “independent of regular class meetings and/or independent of other students.”
In consultation with the supervising professor, the student develops a learning contract, written proposal, semester calendar of regularly-scheduled meetings and a working bibliography. Senior class standing and a minimum GPA of 3.0 is required.
Permission of the Art Department Chair and the Dean of the School of Arts and Humanities is required.
Permission of Instructor and Independent Study Form required