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ART, STUDIO (ARTS)
Division of Humanities
Division of Humanities - Adm
 
ARTS 1001 - Visual Studies for Non-Majors: Drawing (ART/P)
(3.0 cr [max 6.0 cr]; =[ARTS 1070, ARTS 1080]; fall, spring, offered periodically)
For nonmajors with little or no experience in drawing. Exploration of observational drawing skills through line work in contour and gesture, continuing with studies in value, texture, and space. Contemporary and traditional modes of drawing explored using a variety of materials. [Note: no elective cr for ArtS majors or minors; materials fee required]



ARTS 1002 - Visual Studies for Non-Majors: Digitally Assisted Design (ART/P)
(3.0 cr [max 6.0 cr]; fall, spring, offered periodically)
Development of skills necessary to produce digital imagery, including fundamental aesthetic concerns (composition, color theory, mark-making, etc.) and knowledge of digital media with emphasis on the technical, conceptual, aesthetic, and ethical aspects of digital imaging as an artistic medium. [Note: no elective cr for ArtS majors or minors; materials fee required]



ARTS 1003 - Visual Studies for Non-Majors: Beginning Painting (ART/P)
(3.0 cr [max 6.0 cr]; fall, spring, offered periodically)
The development of painting as a means of artistic expression including basic technical, material, and formal compositional problems. For nonmajors with little or no previous experience in painting. [Note: no elective cr for ArtS majors or minors; materials fee required]



ARTS 1004 - Visual Studies for Non-Majors: Printmaking (ART/P)
(3.0 cr [max 6.0 cr]; fall, spring, offered periodically)
Development of skills necessary to produce imagery using printmaking as a means of expression, including the development of fundamental aesthetic concerns (composition, color theory, mark-making, etc.). For non-majors with little or no studio experience. [Note: no elective cr for ArtS majors or minors; materials fee required]



ARTS 1005 - Visual Studies for Non-Majors: Photography (ART/P)
(3.0 cr [max 6.0 cr]; fall, spring, offered periodically)
Development of skills necessary to produce imagery using black and white photography as a means of expression, including an introduction to processes, materials, brief history, and critical skills to evaluate photographs. Students must provide their own 35 mm cameras. For nonmajors with little or no studio experience. [Note: no elective cr for ArtS majors or minors; materials fee required]



ARTS 1050 - Beginning Ceramics (ART/P)
(3.0 cr [max 6.0 cr]; fall, every year)
Personal expression through the medium of clay. Topics include forming methods using stoneware and porcelain (hand building and wheel techniques), glazing, the nature of clay, glaze chemistry, firing, and kilns. [Note: materials fee required]



ARTS 1101 - Basic Studio Drawing I (ART/P)
(2.0 cr; Prereq-coreq 1103, 1105; one 1xxx ArtH course recommended during the same year; fall, every year)
Preparation for advanced work in studio art. Basic exercises of drawing, use and exploration of materials and methods in line and form development, problems of spatial representation. [Note: materials fee required]



ARTS 1102 - Basic Studio Drawing II (ART/P)
(2.0 cr; Prereq-1101, coreq 1104, 1106; one 1xxx ArtH course recommended during the same year; spring, every year)
Preparation for advanced work in studio art. Basic exercises of drawing, use and exploration of materials and methods in line and form development, problems of spatial representation. [Note: materials fee required]



ARTS 1103 - Basic Studio 2-D Design (ART/P)
(2.0 cr; Prereq-coreq 1101, 1105; one 1xxx ArtH course recommended during the same year; fall, every year)
Preparation for advanced work in studio art. Elements of two-dimensional design and color theory, introduction to painting and printmaking. [Note: materials fee required]



ARTS 1104 - Basic Studio 3-D Design (ART/P)
(2.0 cr; Prereq-1103, coreq 1102, 1106; one 1xxx ArtH course recommended during the same year; spring, every year)
Preparation for advanced work in studio art. Elements of three-dimensional design, introduction to sculpture. [Note: materials fee required]



ARTS 1105 - Basic Studio Discussion I (ART/P)
(1.0 cr; Prereq-coreq 1101, 1103; one 1xxx ArtH course recommended during the same year; fall, every year)
Preparation for advanced work in studio art. Theories, philosophy, history of visual arts, contemporary trends in art, selected readings.



ARTS 1106 - Basic Studio Discussion II (ART/P)
(1.0 cr; Prereq-1105, coreq 1102, 1104; one 1xxx ArtH course recommended during the same year; spring, every year)
Preparation for advanced work in studio art. Theories, philosophy, history of visual arts, contemporary trends in art, selected readings.



ARTS 1300 - Watercolor Painting (ART/P)
(3.0 cr; fall, spring, offered periodically)
An introduction to various painting techniques in watercolor. [Note: materials fee required]



ARTS 1606 - Film Studies and The Creative Process (ART/P)
(3.0 cr; fall, spring, every year)
Develops students' abilities to understand the construction of films and prepares students for film and video production. Focuses on major international movements in the history of documentary, fiction, or experimental film and video. Students create short videos linked to their understanding of the technologies, cinematic techniques, and the theoretical framework of films in these movements. [Note: students need a device capable of recording video, like a smart phone or similar device; materials fee required]



ARTS 1801 - Mural Project and Public Art (IC)
(2.0 cr; Prereq-new college student in their first semester of enrollment at UMM; fall, offered periodically)
Understanding and exploration of contemporary mural art through reading, writing, and production of art. Collaborative production of a large-scale painted mural in a public setting. Designed for students who have a working knowledge of the basic principles and skills of art such as drawing, 2D and 3D design, composition, and color theory.



ARTS 1802 - 2D Studies in Printmaking (IC)
(2.0 cr; Prereq-new college student in their first semester of enrollment at UMM; fall, offered periodically)
Introduces two-dimensional design concerns through the study of traditional printmaking techniques. Referencing the rich history of socially engaged printmaking as a guide for their own creative process, students learn how to visually express their own ideas related to contemporary social, political, and environmental concerns.



ARTS 1900 - Fashion Trashion: Where Style Meets Sustainability (ART/P)
(1.0 cr [max 3.0 cr]; spring, every year)
Studies in fashion, sustainability, and artistic performance culminating in a final project to design and complete a wearable item from recycled, repurposed, and reimagined items for display in a group runway fashion show. [Note: students must participate in spring runway show in April, held in the evening; materials fee required]



ARTS 2101 - Drawing From Life I (ART/P)
(3.0 cr; Prereq-major or minor or #; fall, every year)
Via the study of human anatomy, the course increases and improves students' knowledge and skill in drawing as a traditional art form and as a preparation for work in other media. [Note: materials fee required]



ARTS 2102 - Drawing From Life II (ART/P)
(3.0 cr; Prereq-2101 recommended; spring, every year)
Allows students to use skills previously gained that relate to drawing the human form in a more individual way, integrates those skills with new ideas, and explores experimental drawing directions. [Note: materials fee required]



ARTS 3002 - Media Studies: Artist's Books (ART/P)
(3.0 cr [max 9.0 cr]; Prereq-major or minor or #; fall, spring, offered periodically)
Personal expression through artist's books. Designed for students who have a working knowledge of the basic principles and skills of art such as drawing, 2D and 3D design, composition, and color theory. [Note: materials fee required]



ARTS 3004 - Media Studies: Mural Project and Public Art (ART/P)
(3.0 cr [max 9.0 cr]; Prereq-major or minor or #; fall, spring, offered periodically)
Understanding and exploration of contemporary mural art through reading, writing, and production of art. Collaborative production of a large-scale painted mural in a public setting. Designed for students who have a working knowledge of the basic principles and skills of art such as drawing, 2D and 3D design, composition, and color theory. [Note: materials fee required]



ARTS 3006 - Media Studies: Feminist Art: A Studio Perspective (ART/P)
(3.0 cr [max 9.0 cr]; Prereq-major or minor or #; fall, spring, offered periodically)
The impact of the women's movement of the 1970s on contemporary art. Exploration of the notion of "women's work" as a studio practice; the materials, methods, and issues that define feminist work. [Note: materials fee required]



ARTS 3007 - Media Studies: Printmaking (ART/P)
(3.0 cr [max 9.0 cr]; Prereq-major or minor or #; fall, spring, offered periodically)
Study of and practice in various contemporary methods of printmaking: application of drawing skills, color, composition, and personal expression to alternative printmaking techniques. [Note: materials fee required]



ARTS 3012 - Media Studies: Ceramics (ART/P)
(3.0 cr [max 9.0 cr]; Prereq-major or minor in ArtS; fall, spring, offered periodically)
Study of and practice in specialized methods and techniques in ceramics not covered under the regular curriculum. [Note: materials fee required]



ARTS 3013 - Media Studies: Painting (ART/P)
(3.0 cr [max 9.0 cr]; Prereq-ArtS major or minor; fall, spring, offered periodically)
Study of and practice in various contemporary methods in painting: application of drawing skills, color, composition, and personal expression to alternative painting techniques. [Note: materials fee required]



ARTS 3014 - Media Studies: Fabric as Form (ART/P)
(3.0 cr [max 9.0 cr]; Prereq-major or minor or #; fall, spring, summer, offered periodically)
Focus on the possibilities of fabric as the primary medium in art making. Topics include surface manipulation via hand and mechanical processes and using fabric to construct independent forms. [Note: materials fee required]



ARTS 3100 - Advanced Drawing I (ART/P)
(3.0 cr [max 9.0 cr]; Prereq-2101, 2102 recommended; fall, every year)
Continued development of the skills and understandings required by traditional problems of drawing. [Note: materials fee required]



ARTS 3110 - Advanced Drawing II (ART/P)
(3.0 cr [max 9.0 cr]; Prereq-2101, 2102; 3100 recommended; spring, every year)
Emphasizes self-direction, experimental approaches and materials, and study of contemporary concepts. [Note: materials fee required]



ARTS 3200 - Printmaking Studio I (ART/P)
(3.0 cr [max 9.0 cr]; Prereq-major or minor or # for nonmajor jrs and srs; fall, every year)
Study of and practice in various methods of printmaking: application of drawing skills, color, composition, and personal expression to printmaking techniques. [Note: materials fee required]



ARTS 3210 - Printmaking Studio II (ART/P)
(3.0 cr [max 9.0 cr]; Prereq-major or minor or # for nonmajor jrs and srs; spring, every year)
Study of and practice in various methods of printmaking: application of drawing skills, color, composition, and personal expression to printmaking techniques. [Note: materials fee required]



ARTS 3300 - Painting Studio I (ART/P)
(3.0 cr [max 9.0 cr]; Prereq-major or minor or # for nonmajor jrs and srs; fall, every year)
The development of painting as a means of artistic expression including basic technical, material, and formal compositional problems. [Note: materials fee required]



ARTS 3310 - Painting Studio II (ART/P)
(3.0 cr [max 9.0 cr]; Prereq-major or minor or # for nonmajor jrs and srs; spring, every year)
The development of painting as a means of artistic expression including basic technical, material, and formal compositional problems. [Note: materials fee required]



ARTS 3400 - Sculpture Studio I (ART/P)
(3.0 cr [max 9.0 cr]; Prereq-major or minor or # for nonmajor jrs and srs; fall, every year)
Exploration of sculpture as a means of artistic expression, including an introduction to the planning and construction of three-dimensional forms using both traditional and contemporary techniques. [Note: materials fee required]



ARTS 3410 - Sculpture Studio II (ART/P)
(3.0 cr [max 9.0 cr]; Prereq-major or minor or # for nonmajor jrs and srs; spring, every year)
Exploration of sculpture as a means of artistic expression, including an introduction to the planning and construction of three-dimensional forms using both traditional and contemporary techniques. [Note: materials fee required]



ARTS 3500 - Photographic and Digital Processes I (ART/P)
(3.0 cr [max 9.0 cr]; Prereq-major or minor or #; fall, every year)
The development of photographic and digital processes as a means of artistic expression including basic technical, material, and formal compositional problems. [Note: materials fee required]



ARTS 3510 - Photographic and Digital Processes II (ART/P)
(3.0 cr [max 9.0 cr]; Prereq-major or minor or #; spring, every year)
The development of photographic and digital processes as a means of artistic expression including basic technical, material, and formal compositional problems. [Note: materials fee required]



ARTS 3650 - Advanced Ceramics (ART/P)
(3.0 cr [max 9.0 cr]; Prereq-1050 or #; fall, spring, offered periodically)
For students who have a working knowledge of basic forming and glazing techniques. Emphasis on advanced hand building and wheel techniques, critiques, glaze experiments, and firing. Assigned projects for the course may vary from semester to semester. [Note: materials fee required]



ARTS 3993 - Directed Study
(1.0 - 5.0 cr [max 10.0 cr]; fall, spring, every year)
An on- or off-campus learning experience individually arranged between a student and a faculty member for academic credit in areas not covered in the regular curriculum.



ARTS 4902 - Senior Thesis Project I
(2.0 cr; Prereq-senior ArtS major, completion of Second Year Portfolio Review; A-F only, fall, every year)
A two-semester sequential capstone course for majors, with a focus on the planning and preparation of a senior exhibit and the investigation of other professional skills. Group seminars include portfolio presentation, framing, interviewing, grant writing, and graduate school application. Individual creative research projects focus on development of a thesis and slide talk to accompany the final body of work exhibited in the HFA Gallery during the spring semester. Students participate in a portfolio review by the studio art and art history faculty, concentrating on work from the major medium and other work completed since the Second-Year Portfolio Review. Time of the review is arranged through the discipline coordinator. [Note: materials fee required]



ARTS 4903 - Senior Thesis Project II
(1.0 cr; Prereq-4902; A-F only, spring, every year)
A two-semester sequential capstone course for majors, with a focus on the planning and preparation of a senior exhibit and investigation of other professional skills. Students continue to develop and refine the thesis, slide lecture, and install work in the HFA Gallery during the spring semester for the Senior Exhibit. [Note: materials fee required]



ARTS 4993 - Directed Study
(1.0 - 5.0 cr [max 10.0 cr]; fall, spring, every year)
An on- or off-campus learning experience individually arranged between a student and a faculty member for academic credit in areas not covered in the regular curriculum.



 
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