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Art Course Offerings

Please see the section on “Course Description Symbols and Terms” in The University Catalog for an explanation of course description terminology and symbols, the course numbering system, and course credit units. All courses are lecture and discussion and employ letter grading unless otherwise stated. Some prerequisites may be waived with faculty permission. Many syllabi are available on the Chico Web.

ART 001A

Art History Survey    3.0 Fa/Spr

Survey of the major visual arts of the Ancient World through the Middle Ages. This is an approved General Education course. CAN ART 2.

ART 001B

Art History Survey    3.0 Fa/Spr

Survey of the major visual arts of the Renaissance and the Modern World. This is an approved General Education course. CAN ART 4.

ART 002A

Far Eastern Art Survey    3.0 Fa/Spr

Survey of the major visual arts of India, China, and Japan from the prehistoric to the nineteenth-century period. An emphasis on the traditional Buddhist, Taoist, and Shinto arts. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved Non-Western Course.

ART 002B

Survey of Arts of    3.0 Fa/Spr
the Americas, Oceania, and Africa

A survey of visual arts, including Pre-Columbian, Post-Columbian, Native American, Islamic, and African. These arts will be placed in their historical, social, and religious contexts. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved Non-Western Course.

ART 003A

Basic Drawing    3.0 Fa/Spr

Beginning drawing techniques based on studio disciplines. A variety of approaches and materials will be used. 6.0 hours activity. CAN ART 8.

ART 003B

Basic Drawing    3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: ART 003A or faculty permission.

Interpretive drawing techniques with expressive use of graphic media, including color. An introduction to drawing the human body will comprise a major portion of the course. 6.0 hours activity.

ART 004

Art Appreciation    3.0 Fa/Spr

An illustrated lecture course designed to fulfill General Education C-1 requirements in the basic study of visual elements and concepts related to the arts. This is an approved General Education course.

ART 006

Beginning Ceramics    3.0 Fa/Spr

Development of ideas through introduction to handbuilding techniques, using the pinch, coil, slab, and mold methods of construction. Experimentation with a variety of low-fire glazes, and other low-fire surface treatments. 6.0 hours activity. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule. CAN ART 6.

ART 015A

Color Theory    3.0 Fa/Spr

A study of the elements and principles of color theory. A foundation course for application in all subsequent art major courses. Emphasis is placed upon color theory and light, with media experience in both two and three dimensions. The computer will also be used in the study of color theory. 6.0 hours activity. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule. CAN ART 22.

ART 015B

Design    3.0 Fa/Spr

A study of basic design elements, including point, line, shape, and form, with media experience in both two and three dimensions. The computer will also be used in the study of basic design elements. 6.0 hours activity. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule.

ART 033

Beginning Painting    3.0 Fa/Spr

This course presents basic instruction in the techniques of painting and in the preparation of various supports. Emphasis will be placed on developing appreciation for the painted surface, and on the expressive potential of shape, color, and texture, as they relate to space and composition. Although some painting exercises are directed by the instructor, student self-motivation is expected. Several projects will be developed by the student. 6.0 hours activity. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule. CAN ART 10.

ART 035

Introduction to Sculpture    3.0 Fa/Spr

Introduction to sculpture is a beginning course designed to develop an awareness for historical and contemporary concerns with regard to 3-dimensional space. An emphasis is placed on a review of color theory and 3-dimensional design concepts. Attention is given to personal expression through such materials as clay, plaster, wood, cardboard, handmade paper, etc. 6.0 hours activity. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule. CAN ART 12.

ART 036

Beginning Fiber    3.0 Fa/Spr

An introduction to fiber media utilizing on loom and off loom processes. Experimentation with color, pattern, materials, and design in developing flat and three-dimensional forms. 6.0 hours activity. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule.

ART 038

Printmaking    3.0 Fa/Spr

Introduction to basic fine arts printmaking techniques and contemporary styles through lectures, visual aids, and exhibitions. Class activity stresses relief and collograph printing. 6.0 hours activity. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule. CAN ART 20.

ART 040

Introduction to Interior Design    3.0 Fa/Spr

This course will develop skills and artistic judgment with an emphasis on technique, composition, and color. Projects include layout for color boards, models, oral and visual presentation. Career opportunities and portfolios will be discussed. 2.0 hours lecture, 2.0 hours activity.

ART 041

Space Planning in    3.0 Fa/Spr
Residential and Commercial Design

Prerequisites: CM 091.

Space planning based on anthropometry for different activities in various living and public spaces. Studio experiences include executing floor plans and elevations in various spaces and making a model. 2.0 hours seminar, 2.0 hours activity.

ART 042

Studio: Design Materials    3.0 Fa/Spr

An examination of design materials focusing on their physical and aesthetic properties, historic application, and the fabrication and presentation of design problems.

ART 058

Introduction to Computer Art    3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: ART 003A, ART 015A, or faculty permission.

This is a foundation computer course for studio artists. The course covers basic instruction using the computer for painting, drawing, image processing, photographic composites, words as art, animation, research, and presentation. Emphasis is on conceptual and creative processes. Art and design principles, aesthetic decision making, and visual effectiveness are addressed. 6.0 hours activity. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule.

ART 091

Introduction to Fine Art Photography    3.0 Fa/Spr

Introduction to the theory and application of photography as a fine art. Basic negative and printmaking skills for the creation of 2-D and 3-D artwork. Primary emphasis on the place of photography in art history, current art theory, and issues in photographic representation. 6.0 hours activity. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule.

ART 100

Intermediate Drawing    3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: ART 003A; ART 003B; ART 015A; or faculty permission.

The exploration of a broad number of media and and techniques through a number of structured assignments. The exposure of the drawing student to current technical possibilities which extend and broaden the concept of drawing. 6.0 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units.

ART 103

Intermediate Painting    3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: ART 003A; ART 003B; ART 015A; ART 033; or faculty permission.

Instruction in the course builds upon techniques acquired in Beginning Painting. Emphasis will be placed upon learning technical skills and on developing enough control over painting media to permit exploration of personal modes of expression. Because the assignments are flexible, the student is expected to bring a knowledge of drawing, design, and color to the painting studio. 6.0 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units.

ART 103A

Intermediate Painting: Water Media    3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: ART 003A; ART 003B; ART 015A; ART 033; or faculty permission.

Extends basic techniques of painting in water-soluble media, both transparent and opaque; paper support. Emphasis on technical understanding and beginning development of personal expression. 6.0 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units.

ART 106

Intermediate Ceramics: High Fire    3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: ART 006 or equivalent experience in low-fire hand-building techniques; ART 003A; ART 015A.

Aesthetic exploration of ideas, using the potter’s wheel and/or hand-building techniques to create both utilitarian and sculptural forms. Development of techniques in basic wheel-throwing and/or hand-building, clay body formulation, investigation of surface enrichment techniques, and kiln firing. 6.0 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule.

ART 107

Intermediate Ceramics    3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: ART 106 or faculty permission.

Emphasis on concept development and the refinement of technical skills and related craftsmanship. Individual approaches to problem-solving, with emphasis on glaze formulation techniques, further investigation of surface enrichment techniques, and kiln firing. 6.0 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule.

ART 109

Intermediate Life Drawing    3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: ART 003A; ART 003B; or faculty permission.

An emphasis on form development and composition using the human figure. 6.0 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units.

ART 110

Glass Art    3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: faculty permission.

An introduction to glass as a visual art medium, using the techniques of off-hand glass blowing, sheet glass fabrication, and other related techniques. Emphasis is on the development of sculptural ideas. 6.0 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule.

ART 135A

Intermediate Sculpture: Mixed Media    3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: ART 035 for art majors (sculpture emphasis) or ART 015B for art majors (non-sculpture); faculty permission for non-majors.

An intensive exploration of three-dimensional form, using a variety of methods, such as assemblage and metal fabrication, and varied materials, such as wood, plaster, metal, clay, and handmade paper. An emphasis is placed on creative thought and technical skills. 6.0 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule.

ART 135B

Intermediate Sculpture: Fire Arts    3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: ART 035 for art majors (sculpture emphasis), or ART 015A for art majors (non-sculpture emphasis); faculty permission for non-majors.

Aesthetic development of form through foundry processes. Foundry experience in “lost wax” and similar processes, investment, casting, metal finishing, oxyacetylene, electric arc, T.I.G. welding. 6.0 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule.

ART 135C

Intermediate Sculpture    3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: ART 035 for art majors (sculpture emphasis), or ART 015B for art majors (non-sculpture emphasis); faculty permission for non-majors.

Students are expected to develop a strong understanding of anatomical forms derived from studio study of the human figure. A wide variety of methods and materials will be explored, including clay modeling, direct and cast plaster, woodworking, metal fabrication, and mixed media assemblage. 6.0 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule.

ART 136

Intermediate Fiber    3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: ART 036 or faculty permission.

Flat and sculptural applications of hand-manipulated fiber processes, such as papermaking, plaiting, felting, fiber construction, etc. Problems in concept and technique which develop both objective and subjective understanding of fiber structures and materials. 6.0 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule.

ART 138A

Intermediate Printmaking: Intaglio    3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: ART 038 or faculty permission.

To provide an intensive technical survey of the media as well as a range of creative possibilities. Emphasis is on etching and other intaglio techniques. Students may also work with collographs and other print processes. 6.0 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule.

ART 138B

Intermediate Printmaking: Silkscreen    3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: ART 038 or faculty permission.

To provide an intensive technical survey of the media as well as creative possibilities in silkscreen. Emphasis is on silkscreen techniques. Students may also work in various relief techniques or combine serigraphy with other print processes. 6.0 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule.

ART 138C

Intermediate Printmaking: Lithography    3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: ART 038 or faculty permission.

An intensive technical survey of lithography which explores a range of creative possibilities. Emphasis is on techniques used on stone and aluminum. 6.0 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule.

ART 138D

Intermediate Printmaking: Relief    3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: ART 038 or faculty permission.

Provides experiences in creative problem-solving using various relief printmaking techniques involving wood, linoleum, metal, cardboard, paper, plastic, and found objects. Students develop a series of prints which embody creative concepts and demonstrate an understanding of appropriate technical skills. 6.0 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule.

ART 141

Computer-Aided Design of Interiors    3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: ART 041, ART 042, CM 091.

Use of microcomputers for application of computer-aided design (CAD) software to space planning, fixturing, furnishing, detailing, and drawing. 6.0 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule.

ART 143

Human Factors in Design    3.0 Fa/Spr

A study of human factors focused on the behavioral implication of design, including the effect of color, light, sound, temperature, and crowding on people. Emphasis on human needs in design and the effect of cultural differences on the perception and use of space. Research methods for design programming and design for special concerns, such as environmental and ecological issues, will also be covered.

ART 144

Principles of Lighting    3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: ART 041, ART 042, CM 091.

Lighting design: basic principles of physics applied to lighting; factors affecting energy efficiency of light sources; solution of lighting problems related to needs; aesthetic and ambience considerations and cost; application of lighting principles to interiors, exteriors, and product merchandising.

ART 158

Intermediate Electronic Arts    3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: ART 003B, ART 015B, ART 058; or faculty permission.

Intermediate studies in electronic arts with focus on digital imagemaking. Emphasis on development of personal aesthetics, technical excellence, and understanding of presentation issues surrounding digital media for both print and virtual platforms. 6.0 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule.

ART 170

History of Photography    3.0 Fa/Spr

The development of photography from roots in classical and medieval discoveries to the present, its role in historical documentation, its reciprocal influence upon the arts, its contribution to science, and its importance as an extension of human vision. Non-silver processes and fusion of photography with computer and other media will be examined. Ansel Adams, Imogen Cunningham, Alfred Stieglitz, and Edward Weston are among the photographers to be considered.

ART 171

Early History of Interiors,    3.0 Fa/Spr
Furnishings, and Architecture    

Prerequisites: ART 001A and ART 001B for Art majors.

This survey acquaints students with the language of form and space and stylistic vocabularies related to interiors, furnishings, and architecture from the Egyptians through 18th century European. Some aspects of Asian and Islamic furnishings and decorative arts will be included as influences on European design.

ART 172

Modern History of Interiors,    3.0 Fa/Spr
Furnishings, and Architecture

Prerequisites: ENGL 001 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher; ART 001A and ART 001B for Art majors. Meets Writing Proficiency requirement for the Interior Design option only.

Survey of the language of form and space and stylistic vocabularies related to interiors, furnishings, and architecture for 19th and 20th century European and American art from the Colonial period. Styles such as Arts and Crafts, Art Nouveau, Art Deco, Bauhaus, Memphis, and Post Modern will be addressed, and architects and designers such as William Morris, Frank Lloyd Wright, Eileen Gray, and LeCorbusier will be included. This is a writing proficiency, WP, course; a grade of C- or better certifies writing proficiency for majors.

ART 173

Film as Visual Art    3.0 Fa/Spr

The visual aspect of film (without which there would be no film), a history of film imagery, analysis of aesthetic aspects of montage, examination of relationships between film and major nineteenth and twentieth century art movements, avant-garde and underground film, recent developments, including experiments in video and computer-generated imagery. Innovative filmmakers such as Maya Deren and Hans Richter will be studied.

ART 174

Rapid Visualization    3.0 Fa/Spr

Methods of visual communication used in Interior Design presentation, with emphasis on rapid techniques. 2.0 hours seminar, 2.0 hours activity.

ART 191

Intermediate Fine Art Photography    3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: Introductory photography course on the college level, or faculty permission.

Concentration on expressive and aesthetic aspects of photography in fine arts. Emphasis on ability to manipulate and compose with light as a most crucial element in the organization of plastic space. 6.0 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule.

ART 197

The Avant-Garde in the    3.0 Fa/Spr
Twentieth Century: The Visual Arts

Using innovative and often startling methods, nineteenth and twentieth century artists have extended the traditional boundaries of their disciplines. This team-taught, interdisciplinary course explores the nature of the ever-changing avant-garde in art and music, with an emphasis on how artists such as Cage, Cezanne, Duchamp, Glass, Stravinsky, and Warhol have dealt with time/space, time/place, and social commentary. “Happenings,” events that seem to negate the very foundations of traditional art’s disciplines, will be explored. This course is part of the Upper-Division General Education Theme, “Roots and Branches of the Modern.” It is not applicable to course patterns for the art major or minor. This is an approved General Education course.

ART 198

Special Topics    1.0-3.0 Fa/Spr

This course is for special topics offered as 198A-C for 1.0 to 3.0 units. Typically the topic is offered on a one-time-only basis and may vary from term to term and be different for different sections. See The Class Schedule for the specific topic being offered. 2.0 hours lecture, 2.0 hours workshop.

ART 199

Special Problems    1.0-3.0 Fa/Spr

This course is an independent study of special problems and is offered as 199A-C for 1.0 to 3.0 units respectively. Credit/no credit grading only.

ART 200

Advanced Drawing    3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: ART 100 or faculty permission.

An exploration in drawing in depth both as an expressive and descriptive medium. A variety of drawing media and any number of personal directions. Recommended for art majors. Six hours of personal direct-grading system will be used. 6.0 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 12.0 units.

ART 203

Advanced Painting    3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: ART 103 or faculty permission.

This course stresses the generating of artistic ideas and encourages students to develop increased awareness of personal motivations to produce art. Students will be expected to produce a number of works which begin to demonstrate cohesive content. Students attempting this course are expected to be highly knowledgeable with regard to material and should be highly motivated, because assignments are highly personalized. 6.0 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 12.0 units.

ART 203A

Advanced Painting: Water Media    3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: ART 103; ART 103A; or faculty permission.

Advanced study in watermedia using paper support. Emphasis on development of personal expression. 6.0 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 12.0 units.

ART 205

Gallery Production    3.0 Fa/Spr

To provide students with theoretical knowledge and practical experience in the management and display of the fine arts in a gallery setting. This course is an introduction to display design, installation techniques, handling of artworks, curatorial practices, interpretive material, and management strategies. The material is presented in lectures, demonstrations, and as part of gallery exhibition installations. Individual projects, written critiques, and a final exam will also be assigned. 1.0 hour discussion, 4.0 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units.

ART 206

Advanced Ceramics    3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: ART 107 or faculty permission.

In-depth study and development, with emphasis on individual ideas and directions. Concentration on creating a personal vocabulary of concepts, construction methods, and surface treatments as a means of expression. Discussions of contemporary ceramic issues, and professional procedures for the ceramic artist. 6.0 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 12.0 units. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule.

ART 207

Development of Children’s Art    3.0 Fa/Spr

Art in the lives of children: art and child development; artistic and aesthetic understanding; creative expression; historical and cultural heritage. 2.0 hours discussion, 2.0 hours activity. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule.

ART 208

Development of Adolescent Art    3.0 Fa/Spr

Capstone course for students in the Art Education Option. Art in the lives of adolescents; visual literacy; artistic and aesthetic understanding; creative expression; historical and cultural heritage; introduction to the profession and its practices. 2.0 hours lecture, 2.0 hours workshop. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule.

ART 209

Advanced Life Drawing    3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: ART 109 or faculty permission.

Study of human form based upon the human figure using a variety of media. 6.0 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 12.0 units.

ART 210

Glass Art    3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: ART 110 or faculty permission.

Further studio practice in design and production of glass, using the techniques of free blowing, casting, fusing, and laminating. Emphasis will be on idea development. 6.0 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 12.0 units. Special fee required; see
The Class Schedule.

ART 215

Current Topics Studio-Seminar    3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: Upper-division standing in Art or faculty permission.

Current topics and issues in studio art. 6.0 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 12.0 units.

ART 216

Advanced Glaze Calculation    3.0 Inquire

Prerequisites: ART 106.

Theory, chemistry, creating low-and high-firing glazes by the empirical formula; further development of testing colorants of metallic oxides and glaze stains. Highly recommended for ceramic emphasis, but not required. This course will not fulfill advanced studio emphasis requirements. 6.0 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 12.0 units.

ART 220

Studio in Kitchen and Bath Design    3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: ART 040; ART 041; ART 042; CM 091.

Design kitchens, food preparation areas, and baths incorporating principles of functional space planning, plumbing, and specific human needs. Selection, use, and care of equipment, surface materials, performance, and furnishings, with consideration of aesthetics, performance, and economics. Emphasis on visual and oral presentation. 2.0 hours seminar, 2.0 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 12.0 units. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule.

ART 226

History of Ceramics    3.0 Inquire

Lectures, slides, films, and discussions on ceramics from prehistoric times to present. Highly recommended for ceramics emphasis, but not required.

ART 230

Advanced Studio in Corporate Design    3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: ART 041, ART 042, CM 091.

The study of fundamentals in planning professional interiors where no retail business is conducted. Topics include office space where clients confer and/or consult with professionals and functional space planning suited to the needs of the non-retail client. 2.0 hours seminar, 2.0 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 12.0 units.

ART 234

History of Sculpture    3.0 Inquire

This course examines the various forms, styles, and functions that sculpture has assumed in cultures ranging from prehistoric times to the present day. Sculptural programs related to the civic and religious architecture of Athens, Rome, and Chartres will be compared with recent sculpture appearing in world expositions and as sponsored by the WPA and the National Endowment for the Arts. The effects of private connoiseurship in shaping artistic directions will be discussed. Challenges to traditional definitions of sculpture by such artists as Beuys, Duchamp, and Hesse will be analyzed. This course is required for emphasis and split-emphasis art majors in sculpture.

ART 235

Advanced Sculpture    3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: ART 135A, ART 135B, or ART 135C; or faculty permission.

Advanced studio sculpture emphasizing individual development and direction. 6.0 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 12.0 units. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule.

ART 236

Advanced Fiber    3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: ART 136 or faculty permission.

Continuation of loom-woven and structural fiber techniques. Exploration of the relationship between the expressive properties of structure and their aesthetic potential for the development of concept and image. Consideration of contemporary ideas and directions in the fiberarts. 6.0 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 12.0 units. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule.

ART 238

Advanced Printmaking    3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: ART 138A, ART 138B, or ART 138C; or equivalent or faculty permission.

Advanced work in any of the media in which the student has a background, including lithography, etching, silkscreen, collography, or relief printing. 6.0 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 12.0 units. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule.

ART 239

History and Techniques    3.0 Inquire
of Fine Art Printmaking

A lecture/discussion class dealing with the history of prints and changing techniques. The relationships between needs, techniques, and styles are shown. This course is required for emphasis or split-emphasis in printmaking.

ART 240

American Art History    3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: ART 001A and ART 001B for art majors; ENGL 001 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher.

This course investigates the development of American art from the Colonial period to World War II. It concentrates on painting, but also considers sculpture, architecture, photography, as well as decorative and folk arts. Artists to be explored at some depth include Benton, Cole, Henri, Homer, Krasner, Lawrence, O’Keefe, Pollack, Rivers, and West. Art will be presented in its social and historical contexts. The roles played by museums, galleries, and art schools, and the influence of collectors and dealers will be examined. Mutual influences between American and European, Non-Western, and Ethnic cultures will be discussed. This is a writing proficiency, WP, course; a grade of C- or better certifies writing proficiency for majors.

ART 241

International Art: Contemporary    3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: ART 001A and ART 001B for art majors; ENGL 001 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher.

This course investigates the manifold and rapid changes in the art world from World War II to the present. Beginning with the late Modernists, Pollack and Gorky, the course concludes with an examination of today’s pluralistic Post-Formalist styles as practiced by artists such as Beuys, Graves, Holzer, Keiffer, Kosuth, Kruger, Saar, and Stella. Issues to be raised during the analysis of cross-cultural stylistic modes involve gender, ethnicity, the environment, and politics. This is a writing proficiency, WP, course; a grade of C- or better certifies writing proficiency for majors.

ART 242A

Pre-Columbian Mexican Art    3.0 Inquire

Prerequisites: ART 001A and ART 001B for art majors.

A survey of Pre-Columbian arts and cultures of formative, classical, and post-classical MesoAmerica up to the Conquest, including the Olmec “Mother Culture,” Teotihuacan, Zapotec, Mixtec, Classic Gulf Coast, Toltec, Maya, Aztec, their belief systems, and early post-Cortesian codices fusing with European art forms. A survey of sites: La Venta, Palenque, Monte Alben, Mitla, Chichen Itza, Tula, and the recently excavated Aztec temples of Hummingbird-on-the-Left and Tlaloc, the Rain God.

ART 242B

Meso-American/Colonial Art    3.0 Inquire

Prerequisites: ART 001A and ART 001B for art majors.

A survey of Mexican art and culture from the Cortesian Conquest, the Colonial Period of monastery-and church-building, the Revolution of 1810, the Revolution of 1910, and the painters of the great revolutionary mural movement that followed, Rivera, Orozco, and Siqueriros, to contemporary artists who have tended toward international pluralism. Attention is given to the process of acculturation that produced the modern Mexican peoples, their national character, and their contemporary art.

This course is the same as CHST 242B which may be substituted.

ART 243

Medieval Art    3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: ENGL 001 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher; ART 001A and ART 001B for art majors.

In-depth study of the art and architecture of the Middle Ages, with an emphasis on the Romanesque and Gothic periods in France and England. The course will cover great cathedrals, such as Notre Dame of Paris, Chartres, Amiens, etc., and their sculpture and stained glass decorations. The course will also provide an understanding of the nature of style change and development from the Classical to the Medieval periods. This is a writing proficiency, WP, course; a grade of C- or better certifies writing proficiency for majors.

ART 244

Chinese and Japanese Art    3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: ART 001A and ART 001B for art majors.

In-depth study of Chinese and Japanese visual arts (architecture, painting, sculpture, and other fine arts such as ceramics and woodblock prints) from the pre-historic to the nineteenth-century period.

ART 245A

Northern Renaissance and Mannerist Art    3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: ENGL 001 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher; ART 001A and ART 001B for art majors.

An investigation of the arts of Northern Europe and Spain during the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, with emphasis upon the Netherlands’ development of oil painting. The scriptoria and illuminations of the International Style, the Limbourg Brothers, the Master of Flemale, Van Eyck, Van der Weyden, Van der Goes, Bosch, Schongauer, Grunewald, Durer, Cranach, Charoton, Fouques, Berruguete, Bruegel, Holbein, and the Tutor Mannerist Style; reciprocal influences with the Italian Renaissance of Italy will be covered. This is a writing proficiency, WP, course; a grade of C- or better certifies writing proficiency for majors.

ART 245B

Italian Renaissance and Mannerist Art    3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: ENGL 001 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher; ART 001A and ART 001B for art majors.

An investigation of form and content in Italian Renaissance and Mannerist painting, sculpture, and architecture between 1400 and 1500. The impact on art of Neoplatonic philosophy, Humanism, Franciscan Catholicism, political intrigues, and the growth of capitalism will be considered, as well as other aspects of the historical context of art. Botticelli, Donatello, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, and Titian are among the artists to be studied. This is a writing proficiency, WP, course; a grade of C- or better certifies writing proficiency for majors.

ART 246

Baroque and Rococo Art    3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: ENGL 001 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher; ART 001A and ART 001B for art majors.

An investigation of form and content in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century European painting, printmaking, sculpture, architecture, gardens, and decorative arts. Protestant and Catholic visual languages and patronage will be compared. The impact on art of exploration and colonial expansion, war, and revolution, as well as developments in education and technology, will be explored, along with influences on European art from the Orient. Some of the artists to be covered are Caravaggio, Bernini, Leyster, Gentileschi, Rembrandt, Rubens, Velazques, Hogarth, and Vigee-Lebrun. This is a writing proficiency, WP, course; a grade of C- or better certifies writing proficiency for majors.

ART 247

American Indian Art    3.0 Inquire

Prerequisites: ART 001A and ART 001B for art majors.

Investigation of the traditional and contemporary arts and cultures of the Amerindian and Eskimo of the continental United States, Canada, and Alaska. Six major culture areas will be examined: the Arctic, Pacific Northwest, California, the Southwest, and Eastern Woodlands, and the florescent cultures of the Plains and Intermontane. Such problems as a definition of Indian Art, transoceanic contact, acculturation, and the moral and ethical questions posed by Indian Rights will be considered.

This course is the same as ART 347 which may be substituted.

ART 248

African Art    3.0 Inquire

Prerequisites: ART 001A and ART 001B for art majors.

An investigation of the arts and cultures of the African continent, with major emphasis upon the Negroid peoples south of the Sahara, the medieval kingdoms of the Sudan and the rain forest cultures and great civilizations of Ife, Benin, and the Congo, the sculpture, painting, body art, architecture, music, dance, belief systems, aural tradition of folklore, and reciprocal influences with other continents will be considered.

ART 250

Art History Special Problems    3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: ART 001A and ART 001B for art majors; faculty permission.

In-depth investigation of certain special areas of interest in art history based upon particular faculty competencies and student interest.

ART 251

Aesthetics and the Artist    3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: ART 001A and ART 001B for art majors.

The course content aims at preparing the artist to conceptualize and interpret his/her work. Students compare visual traditions from Western and Non-Western cultures. Writings from Plato to Wittgenstein, Greenberg, Lippard, and Krauss will be examined, with the aim of creating a working understanding of artistic traditions.

ART 252

Greek Art    3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: ENGL 001 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher; ART 001A and ART 001B for art majors.

In-depth study of the art and architecture of the Greek world during the Bronze Age, Aegean, Geometric, Archaic, Classical, and Hellenistic periods. An emphasis will be placed upon understanding the development of the Greek artistic concepts, such as idealism and realism, within their cultural and political context. This is a writing proficiency, WP, course; a grade of C- or better certifies writing proficiency for majors.

ART 253

Roman Art    3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: ENGL 001 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher; ART 001A and ART 001B for art majors.

In-depth study of the art and architecture of the Roman world covering the Etruscan, Republican, Early and Late Imperial periods. An emphasis will be placed upon understanding the Roman character of Roman art and architecture, as well as domestic life through the arts as found at Pompeii, Herculaneus, etc. This is a writing proficiency, WP, course; a grade of C- or better certifies writing proficiency for majors.

ART 255

California Art    3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: ART 001A and ART 001B for art majors; ENGL 001 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher.

This course investigates the development of California Art from the late eighteenth century to the present. Emphasis will be on painting, with sculpture, architecture, photography, and allied arts also considered. An understanding of California idioms will be developed through the examination of landscape painting, California Impressionism and Post-Impressionism, WPA projects, Post-Surrealism, Abstract Expressionism, the Bay Area Figurative Movement, Assemblage, “Kar Kulture,” Minimalism, and Performance Art. This is a writing proficiency, WP, course; a grade of C- or better certifies writing proficiency for majors.

ART 258

Advanced Electronic Arts    3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: ART 158 or faculty permission.

Advanced concepts in electronic arts, with emphasis on the relationships between content, form, and media, and the development of personal expression. Studio exploration of digital media to create electronic media artworks. Forms may include interactive multimedia using both CD/DVD and Internet technologies, 3D modeling and rendering, animation, sound, and video. 6.0 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 12.0 units. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule.

ART 259

Intermedia Studio    3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: ART 258 and at least one additional 100/200-level art studio course; faculty permission.

Advanced concepts in translating electronic media artworks from the virtual world to the tangible with emphasis on integration of traditional fine art media and electronic media. Explorations may include photography/digital imaging, digital painting, digital printmaking, sculpture, installation, public art, and performance works. Conceptual development and studio practice involves integrating vocabularies and production techniques from a diverse palette of artistic methodologies and tools. 6.0 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 12.0 units.

ART 260

Studio in Commercial Design    3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: ART 040; ART 041; ART 042; CM 091.

Programming, concept development, decision-making, space planning, furniture and equipment selection, and presentation methods applied to commercial design. Building constraints, codes, and costs in planning efficient interiors are addressed. 2.0 hours seminar, 2.0 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 12.0 units.

ART 262

Professional Aspects in Art    3.0 Fa/Spr

This course covers how to write a proposal, how to organize a studio practice as a business, and how to make effective presentations. This seminar/workshop has been designed to help the artist practice in today’s professional art world. Students will prepare resumes and portfolios. Practicing professional artists will be invited to discuss selected semiar topics.

ART 264

Lighting Design and Application    3.0 Inquire

Prerequisites: ART 144.

Lighting design process, modeling, interior and exterior lighting calculation and design, lighting quality and aesthetics, daylighting calculations, lighting economics, lighting power and energy analysis, selected applications of light in interior and exterior spaces.

ART 267

Professional Practices and    3.0 Fa/Spr
Portfolio in Interior Design

Prerequisites: ART 041, ART 042, CM 091.

Application to Interior Design of business and professional ethics, liabilities, and practices. Topics include establishment of interior design firms, job estimates, trade terminology, assessment of work performed by craftpersons, trade sources, advocacy, and professionalism. Examination and selection of previously completed design projects to compile a professional portfolio presentation. Composition, style, and standards are explored, and oral/visual strategies are developed according to individual student designer skills. 2.0 hours seminar, 2.0 hours activity.

ART 271A

Nineteenth-Century    3.0 Fa/Spr
European Art: 1800-1850

Prerequisites: ART 001A and ART 001B for art majors.

An investigation of form and content in European painting, printmaking, sculpture, and architecture during the first half of the nineteenth century. Attitudes toward observation versus invention, and originality versus eclecticism, common to Romantic, Neoclassical, and Realistic artists will be examined. Writings by philosophers, artists, and critics such as Burke and Runge will be analyzed, as well as the effect on art of the industrial revolution, the Napoleonic Wars, and progress in the fields of education and science. Issues related to gender and to Non-Western peoples will be discussed. Some of the artists to be covered are Bonheur, Delacroix, Friedrich, Goya, Ingres, and Turner.

ART 271B

Nineteenth-Century    3.0 Fa/Spr
European Art: 1850-1900

Prerequisites: ART 001A and ART 001B for art majors.

An investigation of form and content in European painting, printmaking, sculpture, architecture, and decorative arts during the second half of the nineteenth century. Attitudes toward observation versus invention, and originality versus eclecticism, common to Impressionist, Post-Impressionist, Symbolist, and Expressionist artists will be examined. Writings by philosophers, artists, and critics, such as Ruskin and Van Gogh, will be analyzed. Issues related to gender and to Non-Western peoples will be discussed, as well as the effect on art of the Industrial Revolution, wars, and progress in the fields of education and science. Some of the artists to be covered are Cassatt, Cezanne, Gaugin, Manet, Monet, Marisot, Modersohn-Becker, Seurat, and Munch.

ART 271C

European Art: Twentieth Century    3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: ART 001A and ART 001B for art majors.

An investigation of the European Avant-Garde of the first half of the century: Modernism, Cubism, Fauvism, Expressionism, Futurism, Constructivism, Dada, Neue Sachlichkeit, the Bauhaus, and Surrealism in painting, sculpture, architecture, and performance art. These movements will be related to music, dance, literature, theater, and to the European social, intellectual, and political ambience of the period up to and including World War II, when key European artist refugees arrived in the United States. Such artists as Marcel Duchamp, Kathe Kodwitz, and Pablo Picasso will be considered.

ART 280

Art History: Theory and Research Methods    3.0 Fa/Spr

This seminar investigates the history of the discipline and allows students to develop methodological skills needed for art historical research.

ART 289

Internship Program in Art    1.0-3.0 Fa/Spr

This course is an internship offered as 289A-C, for 1-3 units respectively. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. Supervised, out-of-classroom art-related work experience within the university (as in galleries and the slide room), and in connection with community programs and businesses (as in museums, galleries, art centers, etc.). Open to art majors and minors at junior and senior levels with a minimum GPA of 2.0 or to graduates with a minimum GPA of 3.0.

ART 291

Advanced Fine Art Photography    3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: ART 191.

This course provides instruction in the design, construction, and presentation of photographically based artworks. Students produce a self-designed body of gallery-ready artworks over the course of the semester. Topics of art theory and art history are discussed as they relate to student work and the work of historically significant artists. 6.0 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 12.0 units. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule.

ART 298

Special Topics    1.0-3.0 Fa/Spr

This course is for special topics offered as 298A-F for 1.0 to 3.0 units. Typically the topic is offered on a one-time-only basis and may vary from term to term and be different for different sections. See The Class Schedule for the specific topic being offered. .5 hour lecture, 1.0 hour workshop.

ART 299

Special Problems    1.0-3.0 Fa/Spr

This course is an independent study of special problems and is offered as 299A-C for 1.0 to 3.0 units respectively. Credit/no credit grading only. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units.

ART 299H

Honors Project    3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: Junior standing. An enrolled student must be sponsored by a full-time faculty member in art; top 5% of cumulative GPA; and portfolio or dossier review.

Independent study resulting in a piece of scholarly or creative work involving substantial research to be completed and publicly presented. Must receive a grade of B or higher. The course must be taken during two consecutive semesters in order to complete the 6-unit Honors project. This course is not available to graduate students. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units.

ART 303

Graduate Studio in Painting/Drawing    3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: ART 203.

Emphasis on advanced painting, with individual directions intensively studied. Discussions on visual materials and other related aspects will be developed in depth. This course may be taken eight times for credit; 6 units may be taken concurrently. 6.0 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 24.0 units.

ART 306

Graduate Studio in Ceramics    3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: Graduate student status and faculty permission.

Emphasis on an experimental approach to clay, with individual directions within the broad spectrum of contemporary art making encouraged. This course may be taken eight times for credit; 6.0 units may be taken concurrently. 6.0 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 24.0 units.

ART 310

Graduate Studio in Glass Design    3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: ART 210; faculty permission.

Individual graduate problems in glass design. This course may be taken eight times for credit; 6.0 units may be taken concurrently. 6.0 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 24.0 units.

ART 315

Interdisciplinary Graduate Studio Seminar    3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: Graduate standing.

Advanced studio practice for graduate students of diverse media specialization. Projects may include both independent works and interdisciplinary collaboration. Emphasis on the development of cross-media vocabulary in the realization of conceptual problems. Course focus varies with instructor. This course may be applied toward the Studio Pattern requirement. 6.0 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 12.0 units.

ART 335

Graduate Studio in Sculpture    3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: ART 235 or faculty permission.

Use of departmental facilities by special arrangement where possible. Students provide own materials and work storage areas. This course may be taken eighttimes for credit; 6.0 units may be taken concurrently. 6.0 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 24.0 units. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule.

ART 338

Graduate Studio in Printmaking    3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: ART 238.

Further development in printmaking, stressing individual projects chosen by the student. These may include experimenting with new materials, seeking new uses for traditional processes with new materials. This course may be taken eight times for credit; 6.0 units may be taken concurrently. 6.0 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 24.0 units. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule.

ART 340

Problems in American Art History    3.0 Fa/Spr

Research, methods, and problems in American art history.

ART 341

Problems in International Art: Contemporary    3.0 Fa/Spr

Research, methods, and problems in contemporary international art.

ART 342A

Problems in Pre-Columbian Mexican Art    3.0 Fa/Spr

Research, methods, and problems in Pre-Columbian Mexican art.

ART 342B

Problems in Post-Columbian Mexican Art    3.0 Fa/Spr

Research, methods, and problems in Post-Columbian Mexican art.

ART 343

Problems in Medieval Art    3.0 Fa/Spr

Research, methods, and problems in Medieval art.

ART 344

Problems in Oriental Art    3.0 Fa/Spr

Research, methods, and problems in Oriental art.

ART 345A

Problems in Renaissance and Mannerist Art    3.0 Fa/Spr

Research, methods, and problems in Renaissance and Mannerist art.

ART 345B

Problems in Italian Renaissance Art    3.0 Fa/Spr

Research, methods, and problems in Italian Renaissance art.

ART 346

Problems in Baroque and Rococo Art    3.0 Fa/Spr

Research, methods, and problems in Baroque and Rococo art.

ART 347

Problems in American Indian Art    3.0 Inquire

Research, methods, and problems in American Indian art.

This course is the same as ART 247 which may be substituted.

ART 351

Aesthetics and the Artist    3.0 Fa/Spr

An examination of major theories in aesthetics and criticism from ancient Greek to twentieth-century periods. Field trips may be taken.

ART 352

Problems in Greek Art    3.0 Fa/Spr

Research, methods, and problems in Greek art.

ART 353

Problems in Roman Art    3.0 Fa/Spr

Research, methods, and problems in Roman art.

ART 355

Problems in California Art    3.0 Fa/Spr

Research, methods, and problems in California art.

ART 361

Seminar in Contemporary Art    3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: Graduate standing.

Seminar exploring contemporary art theory, criticism, and art practices. Course content may vary depending upon instructor of record and issues of currency. This course is primarily designed to orient Master of Fine Arts students to professionally significant theory, practice, and criticism. Credit/no credit grading only. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units.

ART 371A

Problems in Nineteenth-Century    3.0 Fa/Spr
European Art: 1800-1850

Research, methods, and problems in nineteenth-century European art, 1800-1850.

ART 371B

Problems in Nineteenth-Century    3.0 Fa/Spr
European Art: 1850-1900

Research, methods, and problems in nineteenth-century European art, 1850-1900.

ART 371C

Problems in European Art:    3.0 Fa/Spr
Twentieth Century

Research, methods, and problems in twentieth-century European art.

ART 389

Graduate Internship    1.0-3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: Graduate standing. Other prerequisites may be determined by the nature of the proposed internship experience.

This course is identified as 389A-C for 1.0-3.0 units respectively. Students must register directly with a supervising faculty member. Activities may include out-of-the-classroom work or teaching assistant experience (e.g., gallery or museum practice or professional studio practice) or work with community programs and busineses.

ART 398

Independent Study    1.0-6.0 Fa/Spr

This course is a graduate level independent study offered as 398A-F for 1.0 to 6.0 units respectively.

ART 399

Master’s Study    1.0-6.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: Candidate status.

This course is a master’s study offered as either a Master’s thesis identified as 399A-F for 1.0 to 6.0 units respectively, or as a Master of Fine Arts project identified as 399G-L for 1.0 to 6.0 units respectively. A thesis is required for the Master of Arts in Art. A terminal project and a written component are required for the Master of Fine Arts.