Graduate Courses in Studio Art
MFA Courses in Art Specialized Courses
Individual Problems Courses. 6 hr. plus conf.; 6 cr. each semester. Prereq.: Matriculation in the MFA program and completion of appropriate prior courses. In each of the course sequences the student will be assigned an instructor as advisor, with whom he or she shall meet weekly for criticism, as well as with visiting critics as assigned. The work of the final semester, either ARTS 721.4 or 722.4, shall be submitted in the form of a self-selected one-person exhibition of the coursework for the MFA Committee, and open to the college community, in lieu of a comprehensive examination.
ARTS 721. Individual Problems in Painting and/or Mixed Media.
ARTS 721.1. Painting and/or Mixed Media I.
ARTS 721.2. Painting and/or Mixed Media II.
ARTS 721.3. Painting and/or Mixed Media III.
ARTS 721.4. Painting and/or Mixed Media IV.
ARTS 722. Individual Problems in Sculpture and Installation.
ARTS 722.1. Sculpture and Installation I.
ARTS 722.2. Sculpture and Installation II.
ARTS 722.3. Sculpture and Installation III.
ARTS 722.4. Sculpture and Installation IV.
ARTS 724. Contemporary Issues in the Visual Arts. 3 hr.; 3 cr. Prereq.: A course in the history of modern art and permission of the instructor. Limited to students matriculated in the MFA program. Diverse critical views on selected topical issues concerning contemporary art will be discussed. Students will further be asked to locate, describe, and discuss their own and each other’s work in relation to present-day art practices and concerns. A paper on an approved topic will be presented by each participant.
ARTS 713. Computer Imaging. 4 hr.; 3 cr. Prereq.: Permission of the MFA Committee. An introduction to basic concepts of computer graphics in the context of the full range of visual media traditions, with contemporary applications in the fine and applied arts. Individual projects will further define different areas inherent in the newer media.
ARTS 727.1. Printmaking. Hr. to be arranged; 3 cr. Prereq.: Permission of the MFA Committee.
ARTS 727.2. Photography. Hr. to be arranged; 3 cr. Prereq.: Permission of the MFA Committee. May be repeated for credit. This course is designed for graduate students who are interested in pursuing the study of photography, and to give them information which will allow them to use photography in conjunction with other media.
ARTS 728. Sculpture Techniques. 4 hr.; 3 cr. Prereq.: Permission of the MFA Committee. Individual and group projects in metal casting, including investment and chasing; advanced technical problems in plaster; techniques of construction and assemblage in metal, wood, and plastics.
ARTS 729. Individual Criticism. Hr. to be arranged; 3 cr. Prereq.: Permission of the MFA Committee. The work will consist of a particular topic or focus established between the individual student and a faculty member. It will not consist of work undertaken in either
ARTS 721.1, 721.2, 721.3, or 721.4, or ARTS 722.1, 722.2, 722.3, or 722.4. May be repeated for credit.
ARTS 730. Seminar in Problems of New Forms. 3 cr. Prereq.: Permission of the MFA Committee.
ARTS 731. Seminar in Problems of Representation. 3 cr. Prereq.: Permission of the MFA Committee.
ARTS 735. Advanced Problems in Drawing. 4 hr.; 3 cr. Prereq.: Permission of the MFA Committee. May be repeated for credit. Drawing is taught with a variety of approaches, ranging from the more traditional, including life drawing, to conceptually oriented problems based upon the particular interests of the instructor or the student.