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AAVC-100  Introduction To Studio

Image management, design, critical approaches and creative studio practices in a variety of media. $50 lab fee. Offered fall and spring. 4 credits (CS)

AAVC-101  Studio Practices

Multi-dimensional design, critical approaches and creative studio practices in a variety of media. $50 fee. Prerequisite: 100. Offered spring. 4 credits

AAVC-110  Introduction To Visual Culture

Introduction survey examining critical approaches to interpreting imagery in diverse cultural contexts throughout history. Intended to develop an awareness of the power of visual materials, such as propaganda and advertising, within the socio-cultural, political, philosophical and economic forces that encode imagery with meaning. $25 lab fee. Offered fall. 4 credits (CS or IS)

AAVC-120  Drawing I

Fundamentals of gesture, value, contour, and perspective drawing in various media. Expressive, critical and thematic development. $50 lab fee. Offered fall. 4 credits (CS)

AAVC-130  Ceramics I

Fundamentals of clayworking with exposure to the wheel, handbuilding, glazing and firing (gas, salt and wood). $50 lab fee. 4 credits (CS)

AAVC-210  Survey Of Non-western Visual Cultures

Introductory survey covering non-European visual cultures. Intended to develop an awareness of diverse cultures through analysis of art works in various media. $25 lab fee. Offered fall. 4 credits (CS or GP)

AAVC-217  History Of Graphic Design

Survey examines typographic traditions, aesthetic theories and innovative technologies used by graphic designers throughout history regarding interactions between texts and images from cave paintings to the internet. Emphasis on major movements, such as Arts and Crafts, the Bauhaus and the New York School. $25 lab fee. 4 credits (CS or VP)

AAVC-218  History Of Photography

Study of the history of photography from its invention to its prominence in the contemporary art world. Emphasis on photography as a form of artistic expression but also considers photojournalism and documentary uses of photographs. Emphasis on major movements such as pictorialism, new vision, and postmodernism. $25 lab fee. Offered spring of odd-numbered years. 4 credits (CS or VP)

AAVC-220  Approaches To The Figure

Expressive, technical, critical and thematic development working from the human figure in a variety of media. May be repeated once for credit. $50 lab fee. Prerequisite: 120 or consent of instructor. Offered spring. 4 credits (CS)

AAVC-231  Ceramics II

Intermediate work in either handbuilding or wheel. Emphasis on glaze calculation and firing techniques. May be repeated twice for credit. $50 lab fee. Prerequisite: 130, or consent of instructor. 4 credits (CS)

AAVC-232  Ceramic Sculpture

Intermediate clay work with emphasis on sculptural concepts. Investigation into the creative range of the medium. May be repeated twice for credit. $50 lab fee. Prerequisite: 130 or consent of instructor. Offered spring. 4 credits (CS)

AAVC-240  Photography I

Basics of creative black and white photography; camera operations, principles of exposure, darkroom technique, visual elements of design, and introduction to historical and contemporary trends. $50 lab fee. Prerequisite: 100 or consent of instructor. Offered spring. 4 credits (CS)

AAVC-242  Digital Media In Visual Arts

Introduction to emerging technology in the visual arts. Principles of image capture, manipulation, and output. Emphasis will be placed on an intermediate approach using the computer as an expressive tool. $50 lab fee. Prerequisite: 100 or consent of instructor. Offered spring. 4 credits (CS)

AAVC-243  Digital Color Photography

Standard photographic techniques for color photography with both analogue and digital technology. Camera operations, digital image editing, video editing, and critical evaluation of the photographic medium. May be repeated once for credit. $50 lab fee. Prerequisite: 100 or consent of instructor. Offered spring. 4 credits (CS)

AAVC-244  Digital Video

Introduction to industry standard audio and video programs. Exploration of video practices and techniques from concept to completion including camera operations, subject matter, and writing story boards. May be repeated once for credit. $50 lab fee. Prerequisite: 100 or consent of instructor. Offered spring. 4 credits (CS)

AAVC-245  Text, Image, Narrative and The Artist Book

An introductory studio workshop for the exploration of artist books as a contemporary art form. Emphasis on hands-on student projects and discussion of theoretical issues pertinent to book arts. Issues of time, sequence, and context addressed via critical readings, critique and discussion. $50 lab fee. 4 credits (CS)

AAVC-250  Sculpture I

Beginning studio investigation into a variety of sculptural practices and media. $50 lab fee. Prerequisite: 100. 4 credits (CS)

AAVC-260  Painting I

Painting techniques and studio practices in aqueous media (acrylic) attending to distinct approaches and modalities. Thematic and critical development. Repeatable for credit. $65 lab fee. Prerequisite: 100 or 101, 120 or consent of instructor. 4 credits. (CS)

AAVC-280  Glassworks

Studio approaches in glassworking. May be repeated once for credit. $300 lab fee. Prerequisites: 100 or 101; 120 recommended. Offered spring. 4 credits

AAVC-281  Alternative Media

Studio in mixed and nontraditional art media and related theory, critical analysis and practices. Studio projects may include performance, installation and electronic art forms. $50 lab fee. Repeatable for credit. Prerequisite: 100 or consent of instructor. 4 credits. (CS)

AAVC-310  Modern Art 1863-1945

The development of visual arts from Realism to Surrealism. Emphasis on major movements such as Impressionism, Cubism, Dada. $25 lab fee. Prerequisite: INQS 125. Offered fall. 4 credits (CS or VP or GP, MWI)

AAVC-316  Topics In Visual Culture

Selected topics, such as Power in the Ancient World, Precolumbian Visual Symbolism, European and African diaspora, or the imagery of commerce. Topics will vary from year to year. May be repeated with different content. $25 lab fee. Prerequisite: INQS 125. 4 credits (CS or VP)

AAVC-319  Postmodern Art 1945 To The Present

The development of the visual arts from late Modernism to the present day. Emphasis on major movements such as Abstract Expressionism, Minimalism and Conceptual Art. $25 lab fee. Prerequisites: 110 and INQS 125. Offered spring. 4 credits (CS or VP or GP)

AAVC-325  Scientific Illustration (also Listed As HSCI 325)

Application of the scientific method of the artistic process to increase visual awareness of scientific subject matter.$30 fee. Prerequisites: AAVC 120 and BIOL 210, or consent of instructor. Offered spring of even-numbered years. 3 credits (CS)

AAVC-339  Advanced Studio: Sculpture

Advanced studies of technical skills in sculpture involving a variety of forming methods, firing techniques, and calculation of chemical interactions of ceramic glazes and their formation. May be repeated for credit. $50 lab fee. Prerequisites: 130, 231, or consent of instructor. Offered spring semester. 4 credits

AAVC-340  Photography II

Photographic techniques with emphasis on critical skills and the development of an independent body of work. May be repeated twice for credit. $50 lab fee. Prerequisite: 240. Offered fall. 4 credits (CS)

AAVC-342  Digital Media II

Intermediate techniques in graphic design and emerging technology in the visual arts through a semester long independent project. May be repeated once for credit $50 lab fee. Prerequisites: 101 and 242. Offered fall. 4 credits (CS)

AAVC-349  Advanced Studio: Photography

Advanced studies of critical and technical skills in digital and analog photography. May be repeated for credit. $50 lab fee. Prerequisites: 240 or 243 or MSCM 322, or consent of instructor. Offered spring semester of alternating years. 4 credits

AAVC-350  Sculpture II

Intermediate studio investigation into sculptural concepts, culminating in a major project. May be repeated twice for credit. $50 lab fee. Prerequisite: 250 or consent of instructor. Offered spring. 4 credits (CS)

AAVC-369  The Painter-printmaker

Integrative portfolio development in painting, drawing and printmaking. May be repeated for credit. $65 lab fee. Prerequisites: 100, 101, 120, 260, or consent of instructor. 4 credits.

AAVC-381  Alternative Media II

Advanced studio practice in non-traditional art media. Student-designed projects may include performance, installation, site-specific/earth- works, conceptual art, video, and digitized imagery or mixed media. May be repeated twice for credit. $50 lab fee. Prerequisite: 281. Offered spring. 4 credits

AAVC-390  Portfolio I

Portfolio development in any medium or combination of media. Emphasis on critical development, studio practices, visual, oral and written coherence toward a unified body of work. Students seeking entrance must present a portfolio in advance to a panel of art professors. $25 lab fee each semester. Prerequisites: 100, 101, 110 and 120 plus at least two 200-level studios, and one 300-level intermediate studio which may be taken concurrently. Offered fall, spring. 4 credits (2 per semester)

AAVC-391  Portfolio II

Portfolio development in any medium or combination of media. Emphasis on critical development, studio practices, visual, oral and written coherence toward a unified body of work. Students seeking entrance must present a portfolio in advance to a panel of art professors. $25 lab fee each semester. Prerequisites: 100, 101, 110 and 120 plus at least two 200-level studios, and one 300-level intermediate studio which may be taken concurrently. Offered fall and spring. 4 credits (2 per semester)

AAVC-395  Gallery Management and Curatorial Practices

Introduction to the standard concepts and techniques of business gallery management and curatorial practices which include: curating and mounting exhibitions, coordinating press, working with artists and serving as a docent. May be repeated once for credit. $25 lab fee. Prerequisite: AAVC 100 or consent of instructor. Offered spring. 2 credits

AAVC-439  Peer Instruction

Advanced study opportunity for outstanding students to assist faculty members in the class- room or studio. Focus on course content and pedagogy. May not be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Application and consent of instructor. 3 credits (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory) (EL)

AAVC-480  Independent Study

Program of directed tutorial reading or studio project relating to the special interests of the student and supervised by a department faculty member. Lab fee adjusted to credit load. Prerequisites: 100 or 101, consent of supervising instructor. 1-5 credits. Lab fee adjusted to credit load.

AAVC-487  Art Internship

Supervised work at an agency, gallery or other establishment using technical or organizational skills related to the visual arts. Prerequisite: department consent. 1-5 credits (EL)

AAVC-490  Thesis I

Elective integrative seminar for majors planning post-graduate work in studio art. Students produce a cohesive body of work and related critical papers and artist statements. Gallery practice assisting the director. $25 lab fee each semester. Prerequisites: 390 and 391, consent of instructor, plus 242 and one additional visual culture course. Offered fall, spring. 2 credits each semester

AAVC-491  Thesis II

Elective integrative seminar for majors planning post-graduate work in studio art. Students produce a cohesive body of work and related critical papers and artist statements. Gallery practice assisting the director. $25 lab fee each semester. Prerequisites: 390 and 391, consent of instructor, plus 242 and one additional visual culture course. Offered fall and spring. 2 credits each semester

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