Art (ART)

Courses

ART 1A. Art in Context: History, Theory, and Practice. 4 Units.

First in a three-quarter foundation sequence introducing students to a broad range of contemporary art, media, and practices in relation to their twentieth-century cultural and historical antecedents. ART 1A deals specifically with contemporary painting and photography.

Restriction: Art majors have first consideration for enrollment.

(IV)

ART 1B. Art in Context: History, Theory, and Practice. 4 Units.

Deals with film/video/performance. Concerned with the development of modern/contemporary film, video, and performance, with a focus on experimental and avant-garde production from the early twentieth-century to today.

Restriction: Art majors have first consideration for enrollment.

(IV)

ART 1C. Art in Context: History, Theory, and Practice. 4 Units.

Third in a three-quarter foundation sequence introducing students to a broad range of contemporary art, media, and practice in relation to their twentieth-century cultural and historical antecedents. Deals specifically with space and cyberspace.

Restriction: Art majors have first consideration for enrollment.

(IV)

ART 9A. Visual Culture: Media, Art, and Technology. 4 Units.

Examines creative activities in all spheres of life, including the "artistic" impulses that dwell in the individual. Culture is addressed in broad terms of the many institutions and cultural forces that shape everyday activities of listening, seeing, doing.

Restriction: Art majors have first consideration for enrollment.

(IV)

ART 9B. Visual Culture: A Culture Divided. 4 Units.

Throughout the 1980s and 1990s controversies flourished in the mainstream media over purportedly obscene art, anti-American writing, and moral decay, among other issues. Examines these new conflicts as they manifest themselves in public life and everyday experience.

Restriction: Art majors have first consideration for enrollment.

(IV)

ART 9C. Visual Culture: Thematic Investigations. 4 Units.

Considers a broad range of concerns and questions raised by various acts of appropriation in contemporary art and visual culture, such as originality, authenticity, authorship, translation, audience and aesthetics, temporal dimensions of a work, and context.

Restriction: Art majors have first consideration for enrollment.

(IV)

ART 11A. Topics in History of Contemporary Art. 4 Units.

Surveys mid-nineteenth and twentieth-century art production, from modernity through post-modernity, in a historical and cultural context.

Prerequisite: ART 9A.

Repeatability: May be taken for credit 2 times as topics vary.

Restriction: Art majors only.

ART 11B. Media Art and Design History. 4 Units.

Survey of the roots of modern techno-media arts in both the history of visual arts and the history of devices such as automata, animatronics, robots, miniature theatres, optical machines, communications technologies, calculators, and computers.

Restriction: Art majors only.

ART 12A. Art, Design, and Electronic Culture. 4 Units.

Introduction to historical and theoretical foundations of digital media art, tracing how information technologies seeded growth of new expressive medium. Considers how today's pervasive digital culture evolved through interdisciplinary collaborations between artists, engineers, scientists, scholars. Course may be offered online.

(IV)

ART 12B. Art, Science and Society: Steam to Steampunk. 4 Units.

An overview of current practice and research in digital media art. Examines the effects of recent technological, scientific, cultural, and political developments. Addresses the increasing overlap of artistic and scientific practices and issues related to new and emerging technologies.

(IV)

ART 12C. Intelligences of Arts. 4 Units.

Introduces contemporary neuroscience and new approaches to cognition – embodied, enactive, extended, situated, distributed. Reviews the history of related ethological, biological, psychological, technological, and philosophical traditions. Considers arts and cultural practices from these and other perspectives, and considers case studies.

(III)

ART 20A. Basic Drawing I. 4 Units.

Encourages an investigation of the premises and limits of drawing, primarily, but not inevitably, as a two-dimensional medium. Includes slide presentations and discussions of the historical uses of a wide range of drawing.

Restriction: Art majors have first consideration for enrollment.

ART 20B. Basic Drawing II. 4 Units.

Continuation of the investigation initiated in ART 20A, with an emphasis on experimentation, personal investigation, and development of conceptual working premises, as well as the acquisition of necessary skills. Group discussion and critique are emphasized.

Prerequisite: ART 20A or ART 20.

Restriction: Art majors have first consideration for enrollment.

ART 30A. Basic Painting I. 4 Units.

Examination of the fundamental components of painting: color, form, space, surface, scale, and content. Studio work, slide presentations, and critiques of student work.

Restriction: Art majors have first consideration for enrollment.

ART 30B. Basic Painting II. 4 Units.

Further examinations of the essential qualities of painting: color, form, space, surface, scale, and content. Studio work, slide presentations, and critiques of student work.

Prerequisite: ART 30A.

Restriction: Art majors have first consideration for enrollment.

ART 40. Basic Sculpture. 4 Units.

The practice of sculpture in the contemporary arts; inclusion of spatial interventions, site-specific and environmental design, appropriation of found materials; techniques in cutting joining, and assembly of wood, metals, and plastics. May include casting, welding, and ceramics. Materials fee.

Restriction: Art majors have first consideration for enrollment.

ART 50A. Matter and Media . 4 Units.

A project-based introduction to tools and approaches for creating and sharing digital media content within Internet-mediated social environments, with a particular emphasis on art-making and personal expression. Includes an overview of basic user experience and interaction design principles.

ART 50B. Interaction and Experience. 4 Units.

An overview of digital video and audio production for the Web, emphasizing art-making and personal expression. Includes digital media aesthetics and conceptual design, basic audio and video recording, and fundamentals of desktop video, audio, and Web authoring software applications.

Prerequisite: ART 50A.

ART 50C. Digital Media: Interaction Design. 4 Units.

Principles and practices of interaction design for interactive digital media systems that provide for active involvement of the participant. Students gain experience with interaction design issues through a series of media art projects, emphasizing art-making and personal expression.

Prerequisite: (ARTS 11 or ART 12A) and (ARTS 12 or ART 12B) and (ARTS 50 or ART 50A) and (ARTS 60 or ART 50B).

ART 51. Basic Ceramic Sculpture. 4 Units.

Exploration of use of clay as sculptural basis with an emphasis on development of an idea and its relation to contemporary and experimental art practice. Hand-building, glazing, finishing processes, and use of other structural materials. Materials fee.

Restriction: Art majors have first consideration for enrollment.

ART 65A. Foundations in Media Design. 4 Units.

Provides an overview of media design in the digital age, covering principles of design for different media (2D, time-based, interactive); history of relationship between art and design; and practice in working with different design approaches. Materials fee.

Restriction: Art majors have first consideration for enrollment.

ART 65B. Foundations in Internet Art and Design. 4 Units.

Introduction to creating art for the Internet, covering history and structure of networks; key types of net-based interactivity; basics of Web design and scripting. Materials fee.

Prerequisite: ART 65A. Recommended: ART 11B.

Restriction: Art majors have first consideration for enrollment.

ART 65C. Gizmology and Kinetics. 4 Units.

Provides students with basic skills in materials, construction and design applicable to making machines, musical instruments and things with moving parts enabling work in kinetic sculpture, custom interactive systems, Mechatronics, Robotics, and Maker/DIY culture. Materials fee.

ART 65E. Mechatronic Art I. 4 Units.

Introduces the practice and theory of analog electronics, emphasizing the design and development of simple interactive systems and the integration of such systems into real-world contexts of performance, installation, sculpture, and automated artifacts. Materials fee.

ART 71A. Introduction to Photography I. 4 Units.

Introduction to technical underpinnings emphasizing photography as a contemporary art practice. Topics include 35mm non-automatic camera operation, exposure and lighting, black and white printing, introduction to digital photography, discussion of critical and historical issues. Materials fee.

Restriction: Art majors have first consideration for enrollment.

ART 71B. Introduction to Photography II. 4 Units.

Techniques covered include medium and large format cameras, digital photography, studio lighting, digital and analog color printing, mural room. Conceptual direction is developed through critiques, critical readings, discussions, slide lectures. Materials fee.

Prerequisite: ART 71A.

Restriction: Art majors have first consideration for enrollment.

ART 81A. Digital Filmmaking Production I. 4 Units.

Introduction to three production stages of video making. Study of the narrative structure of cinema and acquisition of video production skills in camera, lighting, sound, and editing. Production work, readings, and screenings outside of class are assigned. Materials fee.

Restriction: Art majors have first consideration for enrollment.

ART 81B. Digital Filmmaking Production II. 4 Units.

Focuses on video stage production, technical skills including camera operation, stage lighting, sound recording, and construction of basic scenic elements. Emphasis is placed on the function and responsibilities of the production crew and proper working and safety procedures. Materials fee.

Prerequisite: ART 81A.

Restriction: Art majors have first consideration for enrollment.

ART 91. Basic Performance Art. 4 Units.

Exploration of objects, gesture, action, text, image, and media to create narrative or non-narrative works. Elements of theory and history of performance art are discussed to illustrate techniques and styles to understand, identify, and articulate artistic vision and voice.

Repeatability: May be taken for credit 2 times.

Restriction: Art majors have first consideration for enrollment.

ART 95. SPECIAL TOPICS IN BASIC MEDIA. 4 Units.

Basic instruction in media or disciplines not otherwise represented in the regular curriculum. Topics vary according to the instructor.

Repeatability: Unlimited as topics vary.

Restriction: Art majors have first consideration for enrollment.

ART 100. Special Topics in Art. 4 Units.

Materials fee, topic dependent.

Prerequisite: ART 9A. Lower-division writing strongly recommended.

Repeatability: May be taken for credit 6 times as topics vary.

Restriction: Art majors only.

ART 101W. Artists as Writers. 4 Units.

Contemporary art practice involves text, as final form or an integral element. Many contemporary artists consider writing as essential to their practice. Covers historical and contemporary uses of text and image as well as artists' writing.

Prerequisite: ART 9A and ART 11A. Satisfactory completion of the lower-division writing requirement.

Restriction: Art majors only.

(Ib)

ART 103. Intermediate Painting. 4 Units.

Continuation of the investigation initiated in basic painting, with an emphasis on experimentation, personal investigation, development of conceptual working premises, as well as the acquisition of necessary skills. Group discussion and critique are emphasized.

Prerequisite: ART 1A and ART 1B and ART 1C and ART 30A and ART 30B.

Repeatability: May be taken for credit 2 times.

Restriction: Art majors only.

ART 104. Intermediate Sculpture. 4 Units.

Investigation of three-dimensional space, including the construction of objects and the manipulation of the environment. Students define personal projects and translate personal, social, and political experience into visual meaning. Range of artists' works introduced. Group discussion and critiques. Materials fee.

Prerequisite: ART 1A and ART 1B and ART 1C and ART 40.

Repeatability: May be taken for credit 2 times.

Restriction: Art majors only.

ART 105. Intermediate Ceramic Sculpture. 4 Units.

Further investigation of the use of clay as a medium, with an emphasis on experimental practice and the relationship to contemporary visual art. Emphasizes discussion of ideas, and provides information on clay body, fabrication, glazing, and firing. Materials fee.

Prerequisite: ART 1A and ART 1B and ART 1C and ART 51.

Repeatability: May be taken for credit 2 times.

Restriction: Art majors only.

ART 106A. Programming for Artists. 4 Units.

Programming as a means to create interactive artworks with an emphasis on the integration of video, sound, text, and stills. Topics include basic concepts in programming, understanding the limits of code, working with video and audio files, interface design. Materials fee.

Prerequisite: ART 65A. Recommended: ART 11B.

Repeatability: May be taken for credit 2 times.

Restriction: Art majors only.

ART 106B. Game Studies. 4 Units.

Critical analysis of various genres of computer games and gaming theory and practice through playing, writing, and discussion. The focus is on creating a Design Document for the student's own gaming environment using gaming metaphors, design principles, and technologies. Materials fee.

Prerequisite: ART 65A. Recommended: ART 11B.

Restriction: Art majors only.

Concurrent with

ART 106C. Design for Print. 4 Units.

Investigates the use of print for communication as an artist. Covers the fundamentals of print design and output using digital media. Materials fee.

Prerequisite: ART 65A. Recommended: ART 11B.

Repeatability: May be taken for credit 2 times.

Restriction: Art majors only.

ART 107. Intermediate Projects in Photography. 4 Units.

Students begin learning how to develop photographic projects of their own making. Focuses on employing and expanding upon previously learned technical and critical skills specific to students' individual interests and ideas. Critiques, readings, lectures, labs. Materials fee.

Prerequisite: ART 1A and ART 1B and ART 1C and ART 71A and ART 71B.

Repeatability: May be taken for credit 2 times.

Restriction: Art majors only.

ART 108. Digital Filmmaking Project I. 4 Units.

Students learn to conceive, develop, and produce original video works building directly upon previously learned skills. Use of video stage and post-production editing facilities. Lectures on video/film subjects, production strategies, readings, screening, field trips, and group critiques. Materials fee.

Prerequisite: ART 81A and ART 81B.

Restriction: Art majors only.

ART 109. Performance and the Camera. 4 Units.

Surveys the development of contemporary artists who use performance strategies in the making of videos and films. Students analyze the artist's conceptual approach to performative gestures, actions, and landscapes created for their video or film art.

Prerequisite: ART 1B or ART 81A or ART 91 or ART 128.

Restriction: Art majors only.

ART 110B. Mechatronic Art II. 4 Units.

Introduces the practice and theory of embedded microcontrollers, digital electronics, coding, sensor interfacing, motor control and output stages along with mechanical and electromechanical design and construction, emphasizing the integration of such systems into real-world contexts of performance, installation, and art-making. Materials fee.

Prerequisite: ART 65E.

ART 110C. Mechatronic Art III. 4 Units.

As the capstone to the Mechatronic Art series, this course permits students to develop major projects utilizing electronics, microcontrollers, sensors, and electromechanical devices, in a methodical and supervised context, with technical, design, and aesthetic advice and critique. Materials fee.

Prerequisite: ART 65E.

ART 111. 3D Methods and Materials. 4 Units.

Presents a wide variety of concepts, materials, tools, and fabrication techniques vital to art production. Wood tools, clay, castable rubber, urethane foam, fiberglass, plaster, steel, and welding are introduced. Projects are based on conceptual problems incorporating these materials. Materials fee.

Prerequisite: ART 1A and ART 1B and ART 1C.

Repeatability: May be taken for credit 2 times.

Restriction: Art majors only.

ART 117. Issues in Popular Culture. 4 Units.

In-depth investigation of the relationship between visual art practices and popular culture.

Prerequisite: ART 9A. Recommended: satisfactory completion of the upper-division writing requirement strongly recommended.

Repeatability: Unlimited as topics vary.

Restriction: Art majors only.

ART 119. Issues in Contemporary Painting. 4 Units.

Investigation of issues in modern and contemporary art work and criticism, wherein an assessment of Modernist influences is followed by the examination of contemporary painting as a cross-disciplinary practice employing popular culture, "high art," theory, and new technology.

Prerequisite: ART 9A. Recommended: satisfactory completion of the upper-division writing requirement strongly recommended.

Repeatability: May be taken for credit 2 times.

Restriction: Art majors only.

ART 119A. Issues in Contemporary Drawing. 4 Units.

Investigation of drawing as a primary practice rather than a developmental tool. Explores the relationship between Conceptualism, process and content, and considers the historical changes in method, presentation, and theory, from past to present.

Prerequisite: ART 9A.

ART 120. Issues in Narrative. 4 Units.

Emphasizes the construction of narratives in different media--painting, photography, sculpture, video. Particular attention paid to the development of personal and community histories as a working base.

Prerequisite: ART 9A. Recommended: satisfactory completion of the upper-division writing requirement strongly recommended.

Repeatability: May be taken for credit 2 times.

Restriction: Art majors only.

ART 121A. Afro-Futurism I. 4 Units.

First of a two-part course on the futuristic artistic vision of Black film, video, and cyberspace. Deals with critical analyses of the Black image in Western Art history, and its association to contemporary Hip Hop culture, art, and music.

Prerequisite: ART 9A. Satisfactory completion of upper-division writing strongly recommended.

Restriction: Art majors only.

ART 121B. Afro-Futurism II. 4 Units.

Second of a two-part course on the futuristic artistic visions of Black film, video, and cyberspace. Deals with modern techno-culture, digital activism, and designing technology based on African aesthetic principles of contemporary Hip Hop International Culture.

Prerequisite: ART 9A. Satisfactory completion of upper-division writing strongly recommended.

Restriction: Art majors only.

ART 125. Issues in Photography. 4 Units.

Rigorous investigation of photographic practices and critical writings, the relationship of photography to the construction and maintenance of cultural institutions, the circulation of photographic ideas in society, and photography and technology.

Prerequisite: ART 1A or ART 71A or ART 71B or ART 152A or ART 152B or ART 152C or ART 152D or ART 152E or ART 190B. Recommended: Satisfactory completion of the Upper-Division Writing requirement.

Repeatability: May be taken for credit 2 times.

Restriction: Art majors only.

ART 126. Issues in Media and Migration: Asia. 4 Units.

Media and migration are profound, twinned influences on contemporary globalized experience. A discourse on Asian cultural production and of its transnational dimensions. Students will explore migration in its multiple facets to include migrations of people, ideas, and technologies.

Prerequisite: ART 9A.

ART 126B. Issues in Techno-Arts. 4 Units.

Addresses issues related to artmaking practices that emerge in tandem with new technologies. Topics include sociopolitical contexts of techno-art; utopic/dystopic framings; key moments in the history of techno-arts.

Prerequisite: ART 9A. Recommended: ART 11B.

Restriction: Art majors only.

ART 127A. Issues in Video History and Criticism. 4 Units.

Investigation of historical development of video as artistic practice. Topics include relationships between art and video technology, critiques of television, experimentation with image processing/synthesis, performances designed for video, experiments in documentary representation, video installation. Readings and screenings assigned. Materials fee.

Prerequisite: ART 9A.

Restriction: Art majors only.

ART 127B. Issues in Experimental Film History. 4 Units.

A critical study of experimental film/video art genres and production techniques considering their narrative, structural, iconographic, and cultural aspects. Hollywood narrative, Nouvelle Vague, American Independent, and Video Art compared in terms of production innovation, design, and conceptual content. Materials fee.

Prerequisite: ART 9A.

Restriction: Art majors only.

ART 128. Issues in New Genres. 4 Units.

Investigates issues in post-studio practices, including concepts of time, relational aesthetics, site-specificity, institutional critique, and the post-medium condition.

Prerequisite: ART 9A. Recommended: satisfactory completion of the upper-division writing requirement strongly recommended.

Repeatability: Unlimited as topics vary.

Restriction: Art majors only.

ART 130B. Topics in Game Design. 4 Units.

Investigates interaction paradigms, game mechanics, game development processes, and methods for analysis and critique of games; and provides opportunities for experimental game design.

Prerequisite: ART 106B.

Restriction: Art majors only.

ART 131. Projects in Installation. 4 Units.

Investigates interior installation in particular spaces. Working in teams, students install, discuss, and remove projects. Technical information and hands-on experience with various media is provided. Materials fee.

Prerequisite: Art 40.

Repeatability: May be repeated for credit unlimited times.

ART 132A. Digital Filmmaking Pre-Production. 4 Units.

Examines the preparatory and planning stages of video production, including script writing, story boarding, location scouting, script breakdown, and budgeting. Projects may encompass one or more of these stages which will be explored through readings, discussions, and demonstrations. Materials fee.

Prerequisite: ART 81A and ART 81B.

Restriction: Art majors only.

ART 132B. Digital Filmmaking Post-Production. 4 Units.

Examines procedures and techniques utilized in video production after principal shooting is completed, including effects processing, composting, sound design, and DVD authoring. Projects focus on these processes, and are explored through readings, discussions, and demonstrations. Materials fee.

Prerequisite: ART 81A and ART 81B.

Restriction: Art majors only.

ART 133. The Graphic Novel . 4 Units.

An intensive workshop during which students will create a short graphic novel, taking the process all the way from concept to publication. Course work will focus on understanding how narrative emerges from a combination of visual and textual elements.

Prerequisite: ART 65A. Strongly recommended: ART 106C.

ART 138. Place Making and Public Art. 4 Units.

How do art interventions in public spaces inform our definition of "place" and develop culturally informed audiences? Students will engage in class projects and group investigations that question the traditional and institutional conceptual boundaries of exhibition/distribution.

Prerequisite: ART 40 and ART 9A.

Restriction: Art majors only.

ART 141. Digital Filmmaking Advanced Project I. 4 Units.

Incorporating narrative structures in a multi-screen context. Students design and produce an active space in which activities will move from one screen to another. Materials fee.

Prerequisite: ART 81A and ART 81B.

Restriction: Art majors only.

ART 143. Projects in Computer Painting. 4 Units.

Study and utilization of the computer as a digital sketchbook and design tool for the creation of paintings. Discussion of the issues related to benefits and limitations of new technology in the art-making process.

Prerequisite: ART 1A and ART 1B and ART 1C and ART 30A and ART 30B.

Restriction: Art majors only.

ART 144. Artist Books as Objects. 4 Units.

Are artist books still relevant in the contemporary creative community? Focusing on intellectual content and raw physicality, students will explore this question and image/text relationships by creating handmade one-of-a-kind or edition book projects utilizing various mechanical reproduction techniques.

Prerequisite: (ART 20A or ART 30A or ART 40 or ART 51 or ART 65A or ART 71A or ART 81A or ART 91) and ART 9A.

ART 146. The Artist Archives. 4 Units.

Addresses ways in which artistic production and archival practice intermingle and overlap. Examines critical works on the nature of knowledge and the archive, and uncovers methodologies of knowledge production and how these inform what we think of as art.

Prerequisite: ART 1A and ART 1B and ART 1C and ART 9A and ART 11A.

Restriction: Art majors only.

ART 150. Advanced Studio Topics--Painting. 4 Units.

Provides an intensive and specialized working environment. Thematic issues and material strategies will be explored. Materials fee.

Prerequisite: ART 30B.

Repeatability: Unlimited as topics vary.

Restriction: Art majors only.

ART 150C. Advanced Drawing . 4 Units.

Advanced studio problems in visual exploration. Students pursue individual solutions to self-defined and presubscribed projects. Techniques/materials are individual choice. Continual analysis of the personal process.

Prerequisite: ART 20B.

Repeatability: May be repeated for credit unlimited times.

Restriction: Art majors only.

ART 150F. Advanced Figure Drawing. 4 Units.

Students develop technical skills in rendering the figure. Live model sessions and an introduction to anatomy. Investigates use of the figure in contemporary art. Materials fee.

Prerequisite: ART 20B.

Repeatability: May be taken for credit 2 times.

Restriction: Art majors only.

ART 151. Advanced Studio Topics--Sculpture. 4 Units.

Provides an intensive and specialized working environment. Thematic issues and material strategies will be explored. Materials fee.

Prerequisite: ART 40.

Repeatability: May be repeated for credit unlimited times.

Restriction: Art majors only.

ART 152A. Advanced Studio Topics: Photography. 4 Units.

Focused investigation of a range of issues in photographic practice, with an emphasis on developing individual student projects, refining critical thinking, and conceptual framing. Technical topics covered as required. Readings, lectures, critiques, labs. Materials fee.

Prerequisite: ART 71B.

Repeatability: May be repeated for credit unlimited times.

Restriction: Art majors only.

ART 152B. Documentary Photography. 4 Units.

Documentary practice is examined through the realization of photo-based projects. Thematic focus of student's choosing will be refined through lectures, discussion, technical demonstrations, field trips, labs, and individual meetings. Materials fee.

Prerequisite: ART 71B.

Repeatability: May be repeated for credit unlimited times.

Restriction: Art majors only.

ART 152C. The Public Image. 4 Units.

Strategies for artistic intervention in the public circulation of images are examined alongside the role images play in constructing public identity. Individual or collaborative student projects will be directed around course themes. Materials fee.

Prerequisite: ART 71B.

Repeatability: May be repeated for credit unlimited times.

Restriction: Art majors only.

ART 152D. The Photographic Tableau. 4 Units.

Examines and develops photographic projects intended for traditional artistic venues (i.e., galleries and museums). In addition to exploring appropriate techniques and presentation strategies, students consider the interdependency between construction of images and semantic shaping of traditional art venues. Materials fee.

Prerequisite: ART 71B.

Repeatability: May be repeated for credit unlimited times.

Restriction: Art majors only.

ART 152E. The Constructed Image. 4 Units.

A studio investigation of theoretical ideas, critical possibilities, historical precedents, and various techniques involving the production of fabricated images. Techniques may include montage, digital, chemical and in-camera manipulations, studio constructions, appropriations, performance, and projected images. Materials fee.

Prerequisite: ART 71B.

Repeatability: May be repeated for credit unlimited times.

Restriction: Art majors only.

ART 152F. Seminar Production Component. 4 Units.

Photographic and/or inter-media production course tied to a specific Issues course (for example, Issues in Photography, Issues in Feminism, Issues in New Genres). Critiques, labs, field trips, discussion, demonstrations. Materials fee.

Prerequisite: ART 71B.

Repeatability: May be repeated for credit unlimited times.

Restriction: Art majors only.

ART 153. Digital Filmmaking Advanced Project II. 4 Units.

Directed to the production of individual or collaborative videotapes, using studio, portable camera, editing facilities, and sound and computer elements. Emphasis will be on individually initiated projects. Readings and screenings are assigned. Materials fee.

Prerequisite: ART 81A and ART 81B.

Restriction: Art majors only.

ART 154. Advanced Studio Topics: Performance. 4 Units.

An intensive investigation of the practice of performance art, with an emphasis on the development of individual projects, and the refinement of various technical skills, as well as audiences, spaces, and cultural connections.

Prerequisite: ART 91 or ART 109.

Repeatability: May be taken for credit 3 times.

Restriction: Art majors only.

ART 156. Advanced Studio Topics: Ceramic Sculpture. 4 Units.

Discussion of ideas, techniques, and personal control of form. Clay body, fabrication, glazing, and firing. Emphasis on development of personal direction. Materials fee.

Prerequisite: ART 51.

Repeatability: May be repeated for credit unlimited times.

Restriction: Art majors only.

ART 166A. Digital Filmmaking Web Series. 4 Units.

Original video projects produced in collaborative teams combining advanced video students with students from other areas, including Dance, Drama, and Music. Shoots may be carried out on the video stage as well as field locations. Materials fee.

Prerequisite: ART 81A and ART 81B.

Restriction: Art majors only.

ART 170. Advanced Projects. 4 Units.

Students working in different mediums will focus on ambitious research, planning, development, and experimentation, leading to a single work or focused series that is large in scope. The project will be exhibited and documented at the end of the quarter.

Prerequisite: ART 150 or ART 150C or ART 151 or ART 152A or ART 152B or ART 152C or ART 152D or ART 152E or ART 152F or ART 153 or ART 166A or ART 190 or ART 190B or ART 190C.

Restriction: Art majors only.

ART 189. Critical Aesthetics . 4 Units.

Surveys critical thought that has influenced twentieth-century art production, preparing the student to engage contemporary art with a critical eye, specifically addressing aesthetic and political debates of the historical avant-garde, the neo-avant garde, and postmodern culture.

Prerequisite: ART 1A and ART 1B and ART 1C.

Restriction: Upper-division students only. Art majors only.

ART 190. Senior Project and Critique. 4 Units.

Directed-study critique class in preparation for final project and life after graduation; documentation and portfolio preparation for graduate school. Investigation of exhibition spaces and funding opportunities, participation in artists' communities outside the university, and artists' rights issues.

Repeatability: May be repeated for credit unlimited times.

Restriction: Seniors only. Art majors only.

ART 190B. Senior Projects and Critique in Photography. 4 Units.

Directed group study focused on production of photographic projects of significant scope and ambition. Emphasis on preparation for continued study and/or practice in photography in advanced settings beyond the undergraduate university experience. Materials fee.

Prerequisite: ART 1A and ART 1B and ART 1C and ART 71A and ART 71B.

Repeatability: May be repeated for credit unlimited times.

Restriction: Seniors only. Art majors only.

ART 190C. Senior Projects and Critique in Video. 4 Units.

Directed group study focused on production and exhibition of individual video projects of significant scope and ambition. Emphasis is placed on critical evaluation. Assignments include work documentation, graduate school preparation, and investigation for future opportunities outside the University. Materials fee.

Prerequisite: ART 81A and ART 81B.

Repeatability: May be taken for credit 2 times.

Restriction: Seniors only. Art majors only.

ART 197. Art Internship. 1-4 Units.

Under faculty supervision, students participate directly in a variety of art institution settings, including museums, galleries, and nonprofit organizations.

Grading Option: Pass/no pass only.

Repeatability: May be taken for credit 2 times.

Restriction: Juniors only.

ART 198. Honors Exhibition. 4 Units.

Preparation, installation, and participation in the annual honors exhibition. Materials fee.

Grading Option: Pass/no pass only.

Restriction: Juniors or seniors only. Art Honors students only.

ART 199. Independent Study. 1-4 Units.

Individual study or directed creative projects as arranged with faculty member. Materials fee.

Repeatability: May be repeated for credit unlimited times.

ART 210. First-Year Graduate Seminar. 4 Units.

Introductory theory class to contemporary art: intellectual history, theoretical antecedents, and current critical concerns.

Restriction: Graduate students only.

ART 211. Methods and Materials Workshop. 4 Units.

Comprised of a series of workshops introducing graduates to production and facilities in photography, video, digital media, and sculpture.

Repeatability: May be taken for credit 3 times.

Restriction: Graduate students only.

ART 215. Graduate Seminar Topics. 4 Units.

In-depth discussion of contemporary art production in relation to a variety of theoretical, cultural, and historical topics. Material is determined by the given instructor's current research interest. Topics vary.

Repeatability: Unlimited as topics vary.

Restriction: Graduate students only.

ART 220. Graduate Seminar: Issues in Contemporary Art. 4 Units.

Classroom interaction with artists, curators, critics, lecturers from fields outside of the arts or from cross-disciplines. Includes recommended readings, discussions, panel participation, writing assignments.

Prerequisite: ART 210.

Repeatability: May be taken for credit 3 times.

Restriction: Graduate students only.

ART 230. Graduate Group Critique. 4 Units.

Focus on studio production. Students are expected to help foster and develop an environment in which serious and sophisticated peer critique can take place.

Repeatability: May be taken for credit 9 times.

Restriction: Graduate students only.

ART 236. Graduate Topics in Studio Production. 4 Units.

Graduate group study of a specific medium or art practice (e.g., painting; video, installation, photography, sculpture/3D, performance, digital media, public art, sound art; film). Includes consideration of technical, theoretical, historical, and/or formal issues.

Repeatability: Unlimited as topics vary.

Restriction: Graduate students only.

ART 240. Interdisciplinary Projects. 4 Units.

Intensive faculty-led discussion of in-progress graduate studio projects--can be discipline driven or working across fields in a rigorous interdisciplinary studio environment where students meet with the professor both individually and in small groups.

Repeatability: May be repeated for credit unlimited times.

Restriction: Graduate students only.

ART 250. Directed Reading and Research. 4 Units.

Independent study with a supervising faculty member to direct academic research, develop bibliographies, and discuss assigned readings.

Repeatability: Unlimited as topics vary.

Restriction: Graduate students only.

ART 251. Special Topics Seminar. 4 Units.

Directed reading and/or study group on a given research topic. Agreed-upon meeting structure may be flexible in order to accommodate off-campus field trips and travel.

Repeatability: Unlimited as topics vary.

Restriction: Graduate students only.

ART 255. Graduate Interdisciplinary and Collaborative Projects. 4 Units.

For graduate students working collaboratively across the School of the Arts or cross-university. May be team taught with one of the faculty members based in the Department of Art.

Repeatability: Unlimited as topics vary.

Restriction: Graduate students only.

ART 261. Graduate Thesis Writing Seminar. 4 Units.

Seminar for writing as a component of the thesis. Different models of writing, text, and spoken word will be discussed. Required second year.

Corequisite: ART 262.
Prerequisite: ART 210 and ART 215 and ART 220.

Restriction: Graduate students only.

ART 262. Graduate Thesis Independent Study. 1-4 Units.

Tutorials and directed study in thesis writing, research and/or studio production with thesis committee chair and/or thesis committee members to be taken during final quarters of study.

Corequisite: ART 261.
Prerequisite: ART 210 and ART 215 and ART 220.

Repeatability: May be repeated for credit unlimited times.

Restriction: Graduate students only.

ART 263. Graduate Thesis, Exhibition Critique. 4 Units.

Group critique required for matriculating M.F.A. students during the quarter in which their thesis exhibitions are scheduled. Public presentation/lecture on student's work required.

Prerequisite: ART 210 and ART 215 and ART 220 and ART 230 and ART 240 and ART 261 and ART 262.

Restriction: Graduate students only.

ART 264. Critical and Curatorial Thesis Exhibition. 8 Units.

Intensive tutorial geared toward execution of professional gallery exhibition, which is one half of the degree requirement for the M.F.A. concentration in Critical and Curatorial Studies. Must be taken under direction of Committee Chair.

ART 280. Contemporary Exhibition Systems. 4 Units.

Investigates contemporary case studies of curatorial practice. Sometimes taught in collaboration with a host institution. The history, theory and criticism or curatorial practice are tested through the explication of real exhibitions.

Prerequisite: ART 280A.

Repeatability: May be taken for credit 4 times.

ART 280A. Introduction to Exhibition Systems. 4 Units.

Introduces the basics of curating, covering the fundamentals of collection, research, fundraising, publicity, and installation. Also introduces the related categories of public programming and art criticism.

Restriction: M.F.A. students only.

ART 399. University Teaching. 4 Units.

Limited to Teaching Associates working under the active guidance and supervision of a regular rank faculty member responsible for curriculum and instruction at the University.

Grading Option: Satisfactory/unsatisfactory only.

Repeatability: May be taken for credit for 12 units.

Restriction: Graduate students only.

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