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College of Liberal Arts
Art
 
ARTS 1001 - Introduction to Contemporary Art and Theory (AH, DSJ)
(4.0 cr; fall, spring, summer, every year)
Introductory overview of contemporary artistic practices/theoretical foundations. Familiarization with contemporary critical/creative practices. Approaches to contemporary art through lens of cultural diversity/social justice.



ARTS 1002 - Art and Life: Thinking About Ethics Through Art (AH, CIV)
(3.0 cr; fall, spring, every year)
Case examples from visual arts. Ethical theories. Philosophical take on relationship between art, life, ethics.



ARTS 1003 - MyMovies (AH)
(4.0 cr; fall, every year)
Examination of new moving image/filmmaking practices. How technology has changed practice, aesthetics, discourse of moving images. Hybrid practice/study course. Create short films using new technologies such as smart-phones/other hand-held devices.



ARTS 1004 - Artistic Interpretation from Vintage Cinema
(3.0 cr [max 4.0 cr]; S-N only, every year)
For non-art majors who enjoy classic movies/want to familiarize themselves with basic artistic techniques. View twelve rarely seen vintage films from different time periods/cultures. Discuss films, respond in visual medium. No previous drawing experience/artistic ability necessary.



ARTS 1101 - Drawing (AH)
(4.0 cr; =[ARTS 2101]; fall, spring, summer, every year)
Fundamental principles/processes of drawing; various drawing media.



ARTS 1102 - Painting
(4.0 cr; =[ARTS 2102]; Prereq-1101 or 2101; fall, spring, summer, every year)
Introduction to painting with attention to understanding and applying the fundamental principles of spatial organization and color interaction.



ARTS 1301 - Sculpture (AH)
(4.0 cr; =[ARTS 2301]; fall, spring, summer, every year)
Introduction to sculptural practice. Materials, methods, concepts, history. Emphasizes correlation between concepts and materials. Creative work in clay, plaster, metal, and wood.



ARTS 1490 - Workshop in Art
(1.0 - 4.0 cr [max 12.0 cr]; fall, spring, summer, every year)
Selected topics. Intensive studio activity.



ARTS 1501 - Printmaking: Intaglio and Lithography (AH)
(4.0 cr; =[ARTS 2501]; fall, spring, summer, every year)
Introduction to techniques of intaglio etching/lithography. Historical approaches/use through contemporary materials/concepts. Emphasizes interrelationship of process, materials, and ideas/aesthetics.



ARTS 1502 - Printmaking: Relief, Screen, and Digital Processes (AH)
(4.0 cr; =[ARTS 2502]; fall, spring, summer, every year)
Techniques of relief (linoleum and woodcut), screenprint, and digital printmaking. Historical approaches and use through contemporary materials, concepts, and practices. Emphasizes interrelationship of process, materials, and ideas.



ARTS 1505 - Papermaking
(4.0 cr; fall, spring, every year)
Introduction to approaches, forms, and aesthetic possibilities of paper as an expressive medium. Studio work in both Eastern and Western traditions and sculptural applications.



ARTS 1601 - Experimental and Media Arts (AH)
(4.0 cr; =[ARTS 2601]; fall, spring, summer, every year)
New technologies as a source for creative art making. Basic processes in digital video, sound, animation, interactive, and networked technologies. Integration of new technologies with more traditional media arts and art disciplines, including filmmaking, sculpture, painting, printmaking, photography, and ceramic arts.



ARTS 1701 - Photography (AH)
(4.0 cr; =[ARTS 2701]; fall, spring, summer, every year)
Presents conceptual, technical, historical aspects of photography within fine arts context. Emphasis on creative process through hands-on experience in use of camera, digital, black/white, darkroom processes.



ARTS 1801 - Ceramics (AH)
(4.0 cr; =[ARTS 2801]; fall, spring, summer, every year)
An introduction to ceramic practice. Materials, methods, concepts, and history. Correlation between concepts and materials. Creative work with clay, glaze, kilns, and related procedures.



ARTS 1902 - Freshman Seminar
(3.0 cr [max 6.0 cr]; Prereq-freshman; A-F or Aud, fall, every year)
Topics specified in Class Schedule.



ARTS 1903 - Freshman Seminar
(3.0 cr; spring, every year)
Topics specified in Class Schedule.



ARTS 1904 - Freshman Seminar (GP)
(3.0 cr; Prereq-Fr; fall, spring, offered periodically)
Topics specified in Class Schedule.



ARTS 1905 - Freshman Seminar
(3.0 cr; Prereq-freshman; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, offered periodically)
Topics specified in Class Schedule.



ARTS 1910W - Freshman Seminar (WI)
(3.0 cr; Prereq-Freshman; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, offered periodically)
Topics specified in Class Schedule.



ARTS 2101 - Drawing (AH)
(4.0 cr; =[ARTS 1101]; Prereq-Intended or declared art major or minor; A-F only, fall, spring, summer, every year)
Fundamental principles/processes of drawing; various drawing media.



ARTS 2102 - Painting
(4.0 cr; =[ARTS 1102]; Prereq-1101 or 2101, intended or declared art major; A-F only, fall, spring, summer, every year)
Introduction to painting with attention to understanding and applying the fundamental principles of spatial organization and color interaction.



ARTS 2301 - Sculpture (AH)
(4.0 cr; =[ARTS 1301]; Prereq-Intended or declared art major or minor; A-F only, fall, spring, summer, every year)
Introduction to sculptural practice. Materials, methods, concepts, history. Emphasizes correlation between concepts and materials. Creative work in clay, plaster, metal, and wood.



ARTS 2501 - Printmaking: Intaglio and Lithography (AH)
(4.0 cr; =[ARTS 1501]; Prereq-Intended or declared art major or minor; A-F only, fall, spring, summer, every year)
Introduction to techniques of intaglio etching/lithography. Historical approaches/use through contemporary materials/concepts. Emphasizes interrelationship of process, materials, and ideas/aesthetics.



ARTS 2502 - Printmaking: Relief, Screen, Digital Processes (AH)
(4.0 cr; =[ARTS 1502]; Prereq-Intended or declared art major or minor; A-F only, fall, spring, summer, every year)
Techniques of relief (linoleum and woodcut), screenprint, and digital printmaking. Historical approaches/use through contemporary materials, concepts, and practices. Emphasizes interrelationship of process, materials, and ideas.



ARTS 2601 - Experimental and Media Arts (AH)
(4.0 cr; =[ARTS 1601]; Prereq-Intended or declared art major or minor; A-F only, fall, spring, summer, every year)
New technologies as a source for creative art making. Basic processes in digital video, sound, animation, interactive, and networked technologies. Integration of new technologies with more traditional media arts and art disciplines, including filmmaking, sculpture, painting, printmaking, photography, and ceramic arts.



ARTS 2701 - Photography (AH)
(4.0 cr; =[ARTS 1701]; Prereq-Intended or declared art major or minor; A-F only, fall, spring, summer, every year)
Presents conceptual, technical, historical aspects of photography within fine arts context. Emphasis on creative process through hands-on experience in use of camera, digital, black/white, darkroom processes.



ARTS 2801 - Ceramics (AH)
(4.0 cr; =[ARTS 1801]; Prereq-Intended or declared art major or minor; A-F only, fall, spring, summer, every year)
An introduction to ceramic practice. Materials, methods, concepts, and history. Correlation between concepts and materials. Creative work with clay, glaze, kilns, and related procedures.



ARTS 3101 - Intermediate Drawing
(4.0 cr; Prereq-1001, 1101 or 2101; fall, spring, every year)
Further exploration and understanding of drawing elements with emphasis on developing visual judgment, drawing process, and execution. Specific problems to promote the understanding of pictorial structure and personal expression.



ARTS 3102 - Intermediate Painting
(4.0 cr; Prereq-1001, 1101 or 2101, 1102 or 2102; fall, spring, every year)
Emphasizes development of visual sensibility, individual direction, critical judgment.



ARTS 3105 - Dimensional Painting
(4.0 cr; Prereq-1001, 1101 or 2101, 1102 or 2102; spring, every year)
Application of two-dimensional visual concerns as they relate to sculptural form. Exploration of how painting ideas affect perception of real space.



ARTS 3106 - Drawing: Interpreting the Site
(4.0 cr; Prereq-1001, 1101 or 2101; summer, every year)
Field trips to draw or paint in various metropolitan area locations. Site interpretations, experimentation with marks/symbols. Focuses on search for personal content as inspired by site.



ARTS 3107 - Drawing Using Digital Media as an Essential Tool
(4.0 cr; Prereq-1001, 1101 or 2101; fall, spring, every year)
Possibilities of digital technology as tool/component in contemporary, creative drawing practice.



ARTS 3111 - Life Drawing I
(4.0 cr; Prereq-1001, 1101 or 2101; fall, spring, summer, every year)
Focus on the human form with an introduction to anatomy. Exploration of various concepts of representation and methods of image construction. Work from life, anatomical casts, memory, and imagination.



ARTS 3112 - Life Drawing II
(4.0 cr; Prereq-3111 or #; spring, every year)
The human form in pictorial structure, single, and multiple figure compositions. The creative process, work toward a personal direction. Attention to representation of the human image in cultural, historical, and contemporary context.



ARTS 3300 - Intermediate Sculpture
(4.0 cr; Prereq-[1001, 1301] or [2301, 3390]; fall, spring, every year)
Studio practice. Historical/contemporary methods/concepts. Personal sculptural thinking in various media platforms. Individual/collaborative modes for contemporary sculptural practice.



ARTS 3301 - Sculpture: Direct Metal
(4.0 cr; Prereq-1001, 1301; fall, offered periodically)
Constructive approach to sculpture through welding in steel, other metals. Studio practice, investigation of historical/contemporary methods/concepts.



ARTS 3302 - Sculpture: Spatial Problems
(4.0 cr; Prereq-1001, 1301; fall, spring, every year)
Focuses on sculptural practice outside traditional media/approaches. Theoretical constructions of space as primary medium of sculpture. Installation, theater, public art, architecture.



ARTS 3303 - Sculpture: Metalcasting
(4.0 cr; Prereq-1001, 1301; fall, spring, every year)
Metal casting of sculpture in bronze, iron, aluminum, other metals. Studio practice, investigation of historical/contemporary methods/concepts.



ARTS 3304 - Sculpture: Carving and Construction
(4.0 cr; Prereq-1001, 1301; fall, spring, every year)
Carving/construction using wood, other materials. Studio practice, investigation of historical/contemporary methods/concepts. Development of personal sculptural imagery.



ARTS 3305 - Sculpture: Kinetics
(4.0 cr; Prereq-1001, 1301; spring, every year)
The exploration of movement in sculpture (wind, water, electric). Studio practice and investigation of historical and contemporary methods and concepts.



ARTS 3306 - Performance Art and Installation
(4.0 cr; Prereq-1001, 1301; fall, spring, offered periodically)
Studio practice, investigation of forms of expression involving narrative, performance, installation. Hybrid art forms introduced by Dada movement in 1920's, continued by Fluxus movement in 1950's, to contemporary performance/installation artists.



ARTS 3307 - Contemporary and Traditional Approaches to Figurative Sculpture
(4.0 cr; Prereq-1001, 1301; spring, every year)
Clay modeling of human figure, other forms. Mold-making, plaster casting with historical/contemporary systems. Studio practice, investigation of traditional sculptural methods/concepts.



ARTS 3390 - Sculpture Methods and Practice
(4.0 cr [max 12.0 cr]; Prereq-1001 or 1301 or 2301; fall, spring, every year)
Selected sculptural processes with intensive studio activity. Various methods to foster working knowledge of materials and techniques: wood construction, kinetics, sound art, figure modeling, mold making, metal construction and casting, installation/performance art.



ARTS 3401W - Critical Theories and Their Construction From a Studio Perspective (AH, CIV, WI)
(3.0 cr; Prereq-[1001, junior] or #; fall, spring, every year)
Primary critical theories that shape analysis of works of art. Evaluation of works from artist's perspective. Theory as organizational structure from which to understand contemporary works.



ARTS 3402 - Artists' Books
(4.0 cr; Prereq-1001, one visual art course; fall, spring, every year)
Study/creation of unique, handmade books using various structures, media, techniques. Critical, historical, theoretical issues surrounding contemporary book arts.



ARTS 3403 - Women's Images and Images of Women
(3.0 cr; =[ARTS 5403]; Prereq-1001 or #; fall, spring, every year)
Women's place in Western art from the artist's perspective. Women as artists and the imagery they have created. Women as the object of imagery and the social and political attitudes those images convey. Survey of women artists from late-Renaissance through contemporary feminism; relevant issues.



ARTS 3411H - Honors Tutorial in Visual Arts
(1.0 - 4.0 cr [max 6.0 cr]; Prereq-Honors, #; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, summer, every year)
Individual consultation with a faculty member on visual work, research project, presentation, paper, or bibliography.



ARTS 3415H - Honors Exhibition
(2.0 cr; Prereq-[Magna or summa honors candidate], #, %; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, summer, every year)
Advanced problems in studio and research, leading to a magna or summa exhibition.



ARTS 3416H - Honors Thesis: Supporting Paper
(1.0 cr; Prereq-Summa level honors candidate, #; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, summer, every year)
Summa thesis paper written in support of honors exhibition or in relation to candidate's visual/conceptual interests.



ARTS 3420 - Visiting Artists Program
(1.0 cr [max 2.0 cr]; S-N only, fall, spring, every year)
Guest speakers, artist presentations. Identification of themes, correlations between ideas presented by guest artists/critics and students' own creative work.



ARTS 3444 - Major Project
(1.0 cr; Prereq-Concurrent registration in a ARTS 3xxx or 5xxx course; S-N only, fall, spring, every year)
Develop professional skills. Exhibition in Regis Center public spaces.



ARTS 3490 - Workshop in Art
(1.0 - 4.0 cr [max 12.0 cr]; fall, spring, summer, every year)
Selected topics and intensive studio activity; topics vary yearly.



ARTS 3496 - Internship in the Arts
(1.0 - 3.0 cr [max 3.0 cr]; Prereq-BFA Art major, #; S-N or Aud, fall, spring, summer, every year)
Field work at local, regional, national, or international arts organization or with professional artist provides experience in activities/administration of art/art-based organizations.



ARTS 3499 - Internship at Katherine E. Nash Gallery
(3.0 cr; Prereq-1001 or ARTH 1XXX or #; S-N or Aud, fall, spring, summer, every year)
Hands-on experience in day-to-day operation/mission of Department of Art's professional gallery.



ARTS 3505 - Papermaking as an Art Form
(4.0 cr; Prereq-1001, 1505; fall, spring, every year)
Further exploration of Eastern, Western, and sculptural applications of papermaking as an art form. Development of visual vocabulary through experimentation and focused inquiry into historical and contemporary methods.



ARTS 3510 - Intermediate Printmaking: Traditional and Contemporary Approaches
(4.0 cr [max 8.0 cr]; Prereq-1001, [1501 or 2501 or 1502 or 2502]; fall, spring, every year)
The print as vehicle for conceptual/personal expression. Traditional printmaking techniques, evolving contemporary processes for realizing visual concepts. Historical/cultural development of multiple/matrix as means of communication.



ARTS 3601 - New Media: Making Art Interactive
(4.0 cr; Prereq-1001, 1601 or 2601; fall, spring, offered periodically)
Conceptual/aesthetic development with digital, interactive art. Experimental approaches to interactive technologies. Responsive, tangible media. Critical theory/history of new media.



ARTS 3602 - Narrative Digital Video
(4.0 cr; Prereq-1001, [1601 or 2601 or #]; fall, spring, every year)
Narrative forms of video. Documentary, live action, memoir, experimental forms. Digital video production/editing. Personal aesthetic/conceptual directions. Theory, critical readings about historical/contemporary works in video.



ARTS 3603 - Experimental Video
(4.0 cr; Prereq-1001, [1601 or 2601 or #]; fall, spring, every year)
Experimental approaches in producing digital video within contemporary art context. Digital media technologies in installation, performance, interactive video art. Emphasizes development of personal, creative projects. Theoretical issues. Critical/historical readings.



ARTS 3604 - Animation
(4.0 cr; Prereq-1001, 1601 or 2601; fall, spring, every year)
Creating ideas visually with 2-/3-dimensional animation technologies. Vector-/layer-based raster animation. Modeling objects/spaces, creating textures, lighting, movement, sound track.



ARTS 3605 - Sound Art
(4.0 cr; Prereq-1001, 1601 or 2601; fall, spring, every year)
Sound Art practice/theory. Students produce creative projects using sound as primary material. History of experimental sound art from early 20th century to present. Critiques, readings, writing, public presentations.



ARTS 3609 - Art for the People/Art on Wheels
(4.0 cr; Prereq-1001, 1601 or 2601; spring, every year)
Introduction to the Minneapolis Art on Wheels (MAW) project and participation in a student-run public art group. Engage in creative uses of MAW's hardware and software technologies for mobile projections and current urban projection techniques that rely on bicycles. Opportunities to develop and exhibit large scale works in public spaces.



ARTS 3701 - Photography: Silver Processes
(4.0 cr; Prereq-1001, 1701 or 2701; fall, spring, every year)
Classical photographic practice, concentrating on camera/darkroom controls. Historical overview of the medium. Conceptual/contemporary approaches to traditional themes.



ARTS 3702 - Photography: The Extended Image
(4.0 cr; Prereq-1001, 1701 or 2701; fall, spring, every year)
Manipulation of the photo image using various camera and darkroom methods including sequence, multiples, narrative, and book formats. Marking and altering photographic surfaces, applied color, and toning. Use of the photograph in interdisciplinary projects.



ARTS 3703 - Photography: Digital Imaging
(4.0 cr; Prereq-1001, [1703 or 2703]; fall, spring, summer, every year)
Photographic digital imaging in fine arts. Manipulation, computer applications. Editing in photo imaging software.



ARTS 3801 - Ceramics: Wheel Throwing
(4.0 cr [max 8.0 cr]; Prereq-1001, 1801 or 2801; fall, spring, every year)
Expands wheel-throwing skills, develops aesthetic awareness of ceramic forms. Kiln firing, glaze formulation.



ARTS 3802 - Ceramics: Handbuilding
(4.0 cr [max 8.0 cr]; Prereq-1001, 1801 or 2801; fall, spring, every year)
Intermediate handbuilding. Development of abilities, critical awareness. Kiln firing, glaze formulation.



ARTS 5105 - Advanced Dimensional Painting
(4.0 cr; Prereq-3105 or #; spring, every year)
Illusionary space applied to sculptural forms. Practical applications of spatial/painterly concepts. Emphasizes critical/visual judgment. Development of cohesive body of work reflecting interaction of two/three dimensions.



ARTS 5106 - Advanced Drawing: Interpreting the Site
(4.0 cr; Prereq-3106 or #; summer, every year)
Search for personal content as inspired by site. Field trips (2/3 of course) to draw or paint from various metropolitan area locations. Interpretations enhanced by experimentation with new marks/symbols.



ARTS 5107 - Advanced Drawing Using Digital Media
(4.0 cr; Prereq-3107 or #; fall, spring, every year)
Advanced, individual creative work using digital technology as tool/component in contemporary drawing practice.



ARTS 5110 - Advanced Drawing
(4.0 cr [max 16.0 cr]; Prereq-3101 or 3111 or #; fall, spring, every year)
Developing personal direction in form/content. Various media. Various aesthetic/conceptual approaches.



ARTS 5120 - Advanced Painting
(4.0 cr [max 16.0 cr]; Prereq-3102 or #; fall, spring, every year)
Developing personal vision/content through painting. Emphasizes critical thinking, self-evaluation, and independent pursuit of ideas.



ARTS 5130 - Advanced Painting: Watercolor
(4.0 cr [max 8.0 cr]; Prereq-3102 or #; fall, spring, every year)
Expressive/technical possibilities of transparent watercolor. Emphasizes pictorial structure, color relationships, visual expression. Work from still life, nature, life model, imagination.



ARTS 5300 - Advanced Sculpture
(4.0 cr [max 12.0 cr]; Prereq-3300; fall, spring, every year)
Studio practice. Historical/contemporary methods/concepts. Individualized sculptural aesthetic/imagery/thinking in various media platforms. Individual/collaborative modes for contemporary sculptural practice.



ARTS 5310 - Advanced Sculpture: Direct Metal
(4.0 cr [max 8.0 cr]; Prereq-3301 or #; fall, offered periodically)
Direct metal sculpture in steel, other metals. Studio practice, investigation of historical/contemporary methods/concepts. Development of personal sculpture imagery.



ARTS 5320 - Advanced Sculpture: Spatial Problems
(4.0 cr [max 8.0 cr]; Prereq-3302 or #; fall, spring, every year)
Sculptural practice outside traditional media/approaches. Installation, theater, public art, architecture as topics for individual investigations into spatial organization.



ARTS 5330 - Advanced Sculpture: Metal Casting
(4.0 cr [max 12.0 cr]; Prereq-3303 or #; fall, spring, every year)
Metal casting of sculpture in bronze, iron, aluminum, other metals. Studio practice, investigation of historical/contemporary methods/concepts. Development of personal sculptural imagery.



ARTS 5340 - Advanced Sculpture: Carving and Construction
(4.0 cr [max 8.0 cr]; Prereq-3304; fall, spring, every year)
Carving/construction using wood, other materials. Studio practice, investigation of historical/contemporary methods/concepts. Development of personal sculptural imagery.



ARTS 5350 - Advanced Sculpture: Kinetics
(4.0 cr [max 8.0 cr]; Prereq-3305 or #; spring, every year)
Studio practice in kinetic sculpture. Historical/contemporary methods/concepts of sculpture produced by motion. Development of personal imagery.



ARTS 5360 - Advanced Performance Art and Installation
(4.0 cr [max 8.0 cr]; Prereq-3306 or #; fall, spring, offered periodically)
Studio practice in performance art and installation; investigation of historical and contemporary methods and concepts of interdisciplinary expression. Development of personal imagery.



ARTS 5370 - Contemporary and Traditional Approaches to Figurative Sculpture
(4.0 cr [max 12.0 cr]; Prereq-3307 or #; spring, every year)
Clay figure modeling. Mold making using historical/contemporary systems. Casting in semi-permanent materials. Studio practice, traditional sculptural methods/concepts. Development of personal imagery.



ARTS 5390 - Advanced Sculpture Methods and Practice
(4.0 cr [max 12.0 cr]; Prereq-5300; fall, spring, every year)
Work in selected sculptural processes with intense studio activity. Development of innovative methods/techniques.



ARTS 5400 - Seminar: Concepts and Practices in Art
(3.0 cr [max 6.0 cr]; Prereq-BFA candidate or #; fall, spring, every year)
Various ideologies, cultural strategies that influence practice/interpretation of art. Emphasizes diversity of viewpoints. Application of issues in developing final BFA exhibition.



ARTS 5402 - Artists' Books
(4.0 cr; Prereq-3402 or #; fall, spring, every year)
Advanced projects in creation of unique, handmade books using various structures, media, techniques. Critical, historical, theoretical issues surrounding contemporary book arts.



ARTS 5403 - Women's Images and Images of Women
(3.0 cr; =[ARTS 3403]; Prereq-1001 or #; fall, spring, every year)
Women's place in Western art from the artist's perspective. Women as artists and the imagery they have created. Women as the object of imagery and the social and political attitudes those images convey. Survey of women artists from late-Renaissance through contemporary feminism; relevant issues.



ARTS 5441 - Professional Practices
(3.0 cr; Prereq-Grad student or [Art BFA student or Art Major, jr or sr]; A-F only, fall, spring, offered periodically)
Theoretical issues, business practices, professional skills required for career management/development in visual arts.



ARTS 5444 - Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition
(1.0 cr; Prereq-5400, BFA candidate, sr; S-N only, fall, spring, every year)
Final solo or small group exhibition and artist's statement developed in consultation with faculty adviser. Visual documentation of work and statement as appropriate to media.



ARTS 5490 - Workshop in Art
(1.0 - 4.0 cr [max 12.0 cr]; fall, spring, summer, every year)
Selected topics and intensive studio activity. Topics vary yearly.



ARTS 5510 - Advanced Printmaking
(4.0 cr [max 12.0 cr]; Prereq-3510 or #; fall, spring, every year)
In-depth research of personal imagery using a broad range of historical and contemporary applications. Development of imagery using color, photo-mechanical, digital processes. Cross-media approaches.



ARTS 5550 - Advanced Papermaking
(4.0 cr [max 8.0 cr]; Prereq-3505 or #; fall, spring, offered periodically)
Distinct expressive qualities of handmade paper, its versatility as contemporary art form. Independent research pursued in consultation with instructor.



ARTS 5610 - New Media: Making Art Interactive
(4.0 cr [max 12.0 cr]; Prereq-3601 or #; fall, spring, offered periodically)
Conceptual/aesthetic development with digital, interactive art. Experimental approaches to interactive technologies. Projects with responsive/tangible media. Theory/history of new media.



ARTS 5620 - Narrative Digital Video
(4.0 cr [max 12.0 cr]; Prereq-3602; fall, spring, every year)
Individual, advanced, creative projects with narrative forms of video art. Documentary, live action, memoir. Relationships between conceptual, aesthetic, and artistic process.



ARTS 5630 - Advanced Experimental Video
(4.0 cr [max 12.0 cr]; Prereq-3603 or #; fall, spring, every year)
Experimental approaches in producing digital video within a contemporary art context. Using digital media technologies in installation, performance, and interactive video art. Emphasizes expanding personal artistic development. Theoretical issues, critical/historical readings/writings in media arts.



ARTS 5640 - Advanced Animation
(4.0 cr [max 12.0 cr]; Prereq-3604 or #; fall, spring, every year)
Two-/three-dimensional animation with digital technologies. Individual projects. Expansion of personal voice/visual clarity within framework of animated imagery and time-based artwork.



ARTS 5650 - Advanced Sound Art
(4.0 cr [max 12.0 cr]; Prereq-3605; fall, spring, every year)
Sound art practice/theory. Emphasizes individual creative projects using sound as primary material. History of experimental sound art from early 20th century to present. Critiques, readings, writing, public presentations.



ARTS 5670 - Interdisciplinary Media Collaborations
(3.0 cr [max 9.0 cr]; Prereq-Upper-division undergraduate or graduate student in art, creative writing, dance, music or theater.; fall, spring, every year)
Interdisciplinary, collaborative artist teams explore modes of creative expression at intersections of the arts. Students collaborate to co-author/produce works of art for pubic presentation. Emphazes integration of media arts with visual art, music, dance, and theater to produce interdisciplinary/collaborative art.



ARTS 5690 - Art for the People/Art on Wheels: Advanced Projects
(4.0 cr [max 12.0 cr]; Prereq-ArtS 3609; spring, every year)
Advanced work in the Minneapolis Art on Wheels (MAW) project/participation in a student-run public art group. Use MAW's hardware/software technologies for mobile projections and current urban projection techniques that rely on bicycles. Opportunities to develop/exhibit large scale works in public spaces.



ARTS 5701 - Performed Photography: Documentation of Artistic Acts and Social Interventions
(4.0 cr; Prereq-Two 3xxx [photography or video] courses; fall, spring, offered periodically)
Studio course. Use of image-based media to document various artistic, site-specific acts that may otherwise go unnoticed. Relationship between original event (performance, social intervention, sculptural prop, ephemeral gesture) and memory trace left in image/record.



ARTS 5710 - Advanced Photography
(4.0 cr [max 12.0 cr]; Prereq-Two semesters of 3xxx photography or #; fall, spring, every year)
Design/implementation of individual advanced projects. Demonstrations, lectures, critique. Reading, writing, discussion of related articles/exhibitions.



ARTS 5810 - Advanced Ceramics
(4.0 cr [max 16.0 cr]; Prereq-[3801, 3802, 3810] or #; fall, spring, every year)
Critical discourse of aesthetics. History of, contemporary issues in clay and criticism. Independent, advanced projects.



ARTS 5821 - Ceramic Materials Analysis
(4.0 cr; Prereq-3801 or 3802 or #; fall, spring, offered periodically)
Ceramic materials, their interrelationships. Advanced investigation of glazes, slip formulation, clay bodies in high/low temperature ranges. Individual interests related to students' aesthetic needs.



ARTS 5990 - Independent Study in Art
(1.0 - 4.0 cr [max 12.0 cr]; Prereq-Major, completed regular course with instructor, #; fall, spring, every year)
Independent study project designed by student in consultation with instructor.



ARTS 8100 - Practice and Critique: Drawing and Painting
(3.0 cr [max 12.0 cr]; Prereq-Art MFA student; fall, spring, every year)
Creative practice/critique. Colloquium emphasizing individual goals/directions. Aesthetics, history, theory, contemporary issues in practices/criticism.



ARTS 8300 - Practice and Critique: Sculpture
(3.0 cr [max 12.0 cr]; fall, spring, offered periodically)
Creative practice/critique. Colloquium emphasizing individual goals/directions. Aesthetics, history, theory, contemporary issues in practices/criticism.



ARTS 8333 - FTE: Master's
(1.0 cr; Prereq-Master's student, adviser and DGS consent; No Grade, fall, spring, summer, every year)
(No description)



ARTS 8400 - Theoretical Constructions in Contemporary Art
(3.0 cr [max 6.0 cr]; fall, spring, every year)
Structure for examining and understanding current critical practice. Evaluation and questions about assumptions of theory in context of current artistic production.



ARTS 8401 - Studio and Pedagogy: Philosophy and Practice
(3.0 cr [max 6.0 cr]; spring, every year)
Orientation to establishing studio practice, introduction of department and community resources, and preparation for teaching. Studio visits and critiques; development of teaching strategies. Required of drawing and painting students.



ARTS 8410 - Studio Critique/Visiting Artists Seminar
(3.0 cr [max 6.0 cr]; Prereq-8400; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, every year)
Studio based critique to foster critical dialogue about art practice across media/disciplines. Colloquium for ideas/theories that migrate between artistic practice, influence studio work. Introduction to work/ideas of visiting artists/critics.



ARTS 8420 - Seminar: Visiting Artists Program
(2.0 cr [max 12.0 cr]; Prereq-MFA student; S-N only, fall, spring, every year)
Introduction to work/ideas of visiting artists/critics. Individual studio critiques, group discussion. Students connect/extend topics to their thesis and supporting paper.



ARTS 8490 - Workshop in Art
(1.0 - 4.0 cr [max 12.0 cr]; fall, spring, offered periodically)
Selected topics/intensive studio activity. Topics vary yearly.



ARTS 8500 - Practice and Critique: Printmaking
(3.0 cr [max 12.0 cr]; fall, spring, every year)
Creative practice/critique. Colloquium emphasizing individual goals/directions. Aesthetics, history, theory, contemporary issues in practices/criticism.



ARTS 8600 - Practice and Critique: Experimental and Media Arts
(3.0 cr [max 12.0 cr]; fall, spring, every year)
Creative practice/critique. Colloquium emphasizing individual goals/directions. Aesthetics, history, theory, contemporary issues in practices/criticism.



ARTS 8700 - Practice and Critique:Photography
(3.0 cr [max 12.0 cr]; fall, spring, every year)
Creative practice/critique. Colloquium emphasizing individual goals/directions. Aesthetics, history, theory, contemporary issues in practices/criticism.



ARTS 8800 - Practice and Critique: Ceramics
(3.0 cr [max 12.0 cr]; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, every year)
Creative practice/critique. Colloquium emphasizing individual goals/directions. Aesthetics, history, theory, contemporary issues in practices/criticism.



ARTS 8990 - M.F.A. Creative Thesis
(1.0 - 9.0 cr [max 18.0 cr]; Prereq-Art MFA candidate, passed oral/written prelim, #; fall, spring, every year)
Research/studio work in preparation for thesis exhibition and supporting paper.



 
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