Graduate Courses in Studio Art
ARTS 724. Contemporary Issues in the Visual Arts. 3 hr.; 3 cr. Prereq.: A course in the history of modern art. 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 work and one another's work in relation to present-day art practices and concerns. A paper on an approved topic will be presented by each participant.
ARTS 729. MFA Seminar. 12 cr. 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 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 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. 4 hr.; 3 cr. Prereq.: Permission of the MFA Committee.
ARTS 727.2. Photography. 4 hr.; 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. May be repeated for credit. 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 730. Seminar in Problems of New Forms. 4 hr.; 3 cr. Prereq.: Permission of the MFA Committee.
ARTS 731. Seminar in Problems of Representation. 4 hr.; 3 cr. Prereq.: Permission of the MFA Committee.
ARTS 735.VT: Advanced Problems in Studio. 4 hr.; 3 cr. Prereq.: Permission of the MFA Committee. May be repeated for credit. Advanced Problems in Studio is taught with a variety of approaches, ranging from traditional to conceptual, theoretical to experimental.