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.

ARTS100 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. Formerly ART 004.

ARTS101 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. Formerly ART 001A. CAN ART 2.

ARTS102 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. Formerly ART 001B. CAN ART 4.

ARTS103 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. Formerly ART 002A.

ARTS104 Survey of Arts of the Americas, Oceania, and Africa 3.0 Fa/Spr

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. Formerly ART 002B.

ARTS122 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. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule. Formerly ART 015A. CAN ART 22.

ARTS123 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. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule. Formerly ART 015B.

ARTS125 Basic Drawing 3.0 Fa/Spr

Beginning drawing techniques based on studio disciplines. A variety of approaches and materials will be used. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule. Formerly ART 003A. CAN ART 8.

ARTS126 Basic Drawing 3.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: ARTS 125 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. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule. Formerly ART 003B.

ARTS181 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. Formerly ART 040.

ARTS227 Introduction to 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. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule. Formerly ART 033. CAN ART 10.

ARTS230 Introduction to Printmaking 3.0 Fa/Spr

Introduction to basic fine arts printmaking techniques and contemporary styles through lectures, visual aids, and exhibitions. Class activity focuses primarily on intaglio and relief processes. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule. Formerly ART 038. CAN ART 20.

ARTS240 Introduction to Fine Art Photography 3.0 Fa/Spr

This course provides an introduction to the theory and application of photography as a fine art. Basic photographic skill and technique are emphasized. Primary emphasis on the place of photography in art history, current art theory, and issues in photographic representation. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule. Formerly ART 091.

ARTS250 Introduction to Computer Art 3.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: ARTS 122, ARTS 125, 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. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule. Formerly ART 058.

ARTS260 Introduction to 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. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule. Formerly ART 006. CAN ART 6.

ARTS270 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. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule. Formerly ART 035. CAN ART 12.

ARTS276 Introduction to 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. Formerly ART 010.

ARTS281 Space Planning in Residential and Commercial Design 3.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: ARTS 181, CMGT 110.

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. Formerly ART 041.

ARTS282 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. Formerly ART 042.

ARTS290 Introduction to Fiber Art 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. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule. Formerly ART 036.

ARTS325 Intermediate Drawing 3.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: ARTS 122; ARTS 125; ARTS 126; 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. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule. Formerly ART 100.

ARTS326 Intermediate Life Drawing 3.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: ARTS 125; ARTS 126; or faculty permission.

An emphasis on form development and composition using the human figure. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule. Formerly ART 109.

ARTS327 Intermediate Painting 3.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: ARTS 122; ARTS 125; ARTS 126; ARTS 227; 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. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule. Formerly ART 103.

ARTS328 Intermediate Painting: Water Media 3.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: ARTS 122; ARTS 125; ARTS 126; ARTS 227; 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. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule. Formerly ART 103A.

ARTS331 Intermediate Printmaking: Intaglio 3.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: ARTS 230 or faculty permission.

This course privides an intensive technical survey of intaglio processes, with emphasis on etching. Students may also work with processes learned in ARTS 230. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule. Formerly ART 138A.

ARTS332 Intermediate Printmaking: Screen Printing 3.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: ARTS 230 or faculty permission.

This course explores the materials and methods of screen printing on paper. Emphasis is placed on developing technique, research, and individual concepts. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule. Formerly ART 138B.

ARTS333 Intermediate Printmaking: Lithography 3.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: ARTS 230 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. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule. Formerly ART 138C.

ARTS334 Intermediate Printmaking: Relief 3.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: ARTS 230 or faculty permission.

This course provides an intensive survey of relief processes, focusing primarily on wood block. Emphasis is on developing technique, research, and individual concepts. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule. Formerly ART 138D.

ARTS339 History and Techniques of Fine Art Printmaking 3.0 Inquire

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. Formerly ART 239.

ARTS340 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. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule. Formerly ART 191.

ARTS341 Fine Art Digital Photography 3.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: ARTS 340 or ARTS 350 or permission of instructor.

Exploration of contemporary electronic imaging theories and techniques as they relate to photography. The basic hardware and software and their application in fine art photography are covered in this course. Formerly ART 192A.

ARTS342 Fine Art Color Photography 3.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: ARTS 340 or permission of instructor.

This course provides an introduction to contemporary techniques and aesthetics of color photography. The mastery of print and finishing processes and their application to fine art photography are covered in this course. Formerly ART 192B.

ARTS343 Fine Art Non-Silver Photography 3.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: ARTS 340 or permission of instructor.

This course provides an introduction to contemporary techniques and aesthetics of non-silver photography. Both historical and non-traditional photographic processes and their application to fine art photography are covered in this course. Formerly ART 192C.

ARTS349 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. Formerly ART 170.

ARTS350 Intermediate Electronic Arts 3.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: ARTS 123, ARTS 126, ARTS 250; 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. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule. Formerly ART 158.

ARTS359 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. Formerly ART 173.

ARTS361 Intermediate Ceramics 3.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: ARTS 260 or equivalent experience in low-fire hand-building techniques; ARTS 122; ARTS 125.

Aesthetic exploration of ideas, using the potter's wheel and/or hand-building techniques to create sculptural forms. Development of techniques in basic wheel-throwing and/or hand-building, clay body formulation, investigation of surface enrichment techniques, and kiln firing. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule. Formerly ART 106.

ARTS362 Intermediate Ceramics: Surface Enrichment 3.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: ARTS 361 or faculty permission.

This course provides a variety of approaches to surface enrichment techniques. The execution of the surface information learned in this course provides a more sophisticated avenue for expression. Includes individual approaches to problem solving, with an emphasis on concept development and the refinement of technical skills and related craftsmanship. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule. Formerly ART 107.

ARTS363 Intermediate Ceramics: Mold Making 3.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: ARTS 361.

An investigation of the use and production of plaster molds and slip-casting technology as a tool for personal expression. Critical discussions on the nature of appropriate forms, multiples and duplicates as conceptual options in contemporary ceramics. Emphasis on concept development and the refinement of technical skills and related craftsmanship. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Formerly ART 107B.

ARTS369 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. Formerly ART 226.

ARTS371 Intermediate Sculpture: Mixed Media 3.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: ARTS 270 for art majors (sculpture emphasis) or ARTS 123 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. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule. Formerly ART 135A.

ARTS372 Intermediate Sculpture: Fire Arts 3.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: ARTS 270 for art majors (sculpture emphasis), or ARTS 122 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. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule. Formerly ART 135B.

ARTS373 Intermediate Sculpture: The Figure 3.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: ARTS 270 for art majors (sculpture emphasis), or ARTS 123 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. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule. Formerly ART 135C.

ARTS376 Intermediate Glass Art 3.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: ARTS 276 and faculty permission.

Further studio practice in design and production of glass, using the techniques of free blowing, casting, fusing, and laminating. Emphasis is on idea development. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule. Formerly ART 110.

ARTS379 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. Formerly ART 234.

ARTS383 Computer-Aided Design of Interiors 3.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: ARTS 281, ARTS 282, CMGT 110.

Use of microcomputers for application of computer-aided design (CAD) software to space planning, fixturing, furnishing, detailing, and drawing. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Formerly ART 141.

ARTS384 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. Formerly ART 143.

ARTS385 Principles of Lighting 3.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: ARTS 281, ARTS 282, CMGT 110.

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. Formerly ART 144.

ARTS386 Rapid Visualization 3.0 Fa/Spr

Methods of visual communication used in Interior Design presentation, with emphasis on rapid techniques. Formerly ART 174.

ARTS387 Early History of Interiors, Furnishings, and Architecture 3.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: ARTS 101 and ARTS 102 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. Formerly ART 171.

ARTS388 Modern History of Interiors, Furnishings, and Architecture 3.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: ARTS 101 and ARTS 102 for Art majors.

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. Formerly ART 172.

ARTS390 Intermediate Fiber 3.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: ARTS 290 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. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule. Formerly ART 136.

ARTS396 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. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Formerly ART 205.

ARTS398 Special Topics 1.0-6.0 Fa/Spr

This course is for special topics offered for 1.0-3.0 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. Formerly ART 198.

ARTS399 Special Problems 1.0-3.0 Fa/Spr

This course is an independent study of special problems and is offered for 1.0-3.0 units. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Credit/no credit grading only. Formerly ART 199.

ARTS400 Art History Special Problems 3.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: ARTS 101 and ARTS 102 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. Formerly ART 250.

ARTS401 Aesthetics and the Artist 3.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: ARTS 101 and ARTS 102 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. Formerly ART 251.

ARTS402 The Avant-Garde in the Twentieth Century: The Visual Arts 3.0 Fa/Spr

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, are explored. This course is not applicable to course patterns for the art major or minor. Formerly ART 197.

ARTS403 American Art History 3.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: ARTS 101 and ARTS 102 for Art majors.

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. Formerly ART 240.

ARTS404 International Art: Contemporary 3.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: ARTS 101 and ARTS 102 for Art majors.

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. Formerly ART 241.

ARTS405 Pre-Columbian Mexican Art 3.0 Inquire
Prerequisites: ARTS 101 and ARTS 102 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. Formerly ART 242A.

ARTS406 Meso-American/Colonial Art 3.0 Inquire
Prerequisites: ARTS 101 and ARTS 102 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. Formerly ART 242B.

ARTS407 Medieval Art 3.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: ARTS 101 and ARTS 102 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. Formerly ART 243.

ARTS408 Chinese and Japanese Art 3.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: ARTS 101 and ARTS 102 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. Formerly ART 244.

ARTS409 Northern Renaissance and Mannerist Art 3.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: ARTS 101 and ARTS 102 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. Formerly ART 245A.

ARTS410 Italian Renaissance and Mannerist Art 3.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: ARTS 101 and ARTS 102 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. Formerly ART 245B.

ARTS411 Baroque and Rococo Art 3.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: ARTS 101 and ARTS 102 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. Formerly ART 246.

ARTS412 American Indian Art 3.0 Inquire
Prerequisites: ARTS 101 and ARTS 102 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. Formerly ART 247.

ARTS413 African Art 3.0 Inquire
Prerequisites: ARTS 101 and ARTS 102 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. Formerly ART 248.

ARTS414 Greek Art 3.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: ARTS 101 and ARTS 102 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. Formerly ART 252.

ARTS415 Roman Art 3.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: ARTS 101 and ARTS 102 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. Formerly ART 253.

ARTS416 California Art 3.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: ARTS 101 and ARTS 102 for art majors.

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. Formerly ART 255.

ARTS417 Nineteenth-Century European Art: 1800-1850 3.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: ARTS 101 and ARTS 102 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. Formerly ART 271A.

ARTS418 Nineteenth-Century European Art: 1850-1900 3.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: ARTS 101 and ARTS 102 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. Formerly ART 271B.

ARTS419 European Art: Twentieth Century 3.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: ARTS 101 and ARTS 102 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. Formerly ART 271C.

ARTS425 Advanced Drawing 3.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: ARTS 325 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. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 12.0 units. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule. Formerly ART 200.

ARTS426 Advanced Life Drawing 3.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: ARTS 326 or faculty permission.

Study of human form based upon the human figure using a variety of media. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 12.0 units. Formerly ART 209.

ARTS427 Advanced Painting 3.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: ARTS 327 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. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 12.0 units. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule. Formerly ART 203.

ARTS428 Advanced Painting: Water Media 3.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: ARTS 327; ARTS 328; or faculty permission.

Advanced study in watermedia using paper support. Emphasis on development of personal expression. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 12.0 units. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule. Formerly ART 203A.

ARTS430 Advanced Printmaking 3.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: ARTS 331, ARTS 332, or ARTS 333; or faculty permission.

Students are expected to research and develop individual concepts. Technical proficiency in a variety of printmaking processes is expected. The course includes critiques and discussions based on readings, current print theories and innovative methods. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 12.0 units. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule. Formerly ART 238.

ARTS440 Advanced Fine Art Photography 3.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: ARTS 340.

This course provides instruction in the design, construction, and presentation of photographically produced artworks. During the semester, students are required to produce a portfolio quality body of artwork. Theoretical and historical relationships to the student artwork are discussed. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 12.0 units. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule. Formerly ART 291.

ARTS441 Advanced Fine Art Digital Photography 3.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: ARTS 341.

Advanced exploration of contemporary electronic imaging theories and techniques as they relate to photography. This course provides instruction in the design, construction, and presentation of electronically produced photographic artworks. Students produce a portfolio quality body of artwork. Formerly ART 292A.

ARTS442 Advanced Fine Art Color Photography 3.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: ARTS 342.

Advanced exploration of the contemporary techniques and aesthetics of color photography. This course provides instruction in the design, construction, and presentation of color photographic artworks. Students produce a portfolio quality body of artwork. Formerly ART 292B.

ARTS443 Advanced Fine Art Non-Silver Photography 3.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: ARTS 343.

Advanced exploration of contemporary techniques and aesthetics of non-silver photography. This course provides instruction in the design, construction, and presentation of non-silver and/or non-traditional photographic artworks. Students produce a portfolio quality body of artwork. Formerly ART 292C.

ARTS445 Selected Topics in Fine Art Digital Photography 3.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: ARTS 340 or permission of instructor.

Selected topics in photographic practice. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 12.0 units. Formerly ART 290.

ARTS450 Advanced Electronic Arts 3.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: ARTS 350 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. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 12.0 units. Formerly ART 258.

ARTS451 Intermedia Studio 3.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: ARTS 450 and at least one additional 300/400-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. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 12.0 units. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule. Formerly ART 259.

ARTS460 Advanced Ceramics 3.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: ARTS 362 or ARTS 363 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. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 12.0 units. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule. Formerly ART 206.

ARTS461 Advanced Ceramics Materials and Processes 3.0 Inquire
Prerequisites: ARTS 361.

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. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 12.0 units. Formerly ART 216.

ARTS470 Advanced Sculpture 3.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: ARTS 371, ARTS 372, or ARTS 373; or faculty permission.

Advanced studio sculpture emphasizing individual development and direction. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 12.0 units. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule. Formerly ART 235.

ARTS476 Advanced Glass Art 3.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: ARTS 376 and faculty permission.

Advanced practice in glass and production techniques and aesthetics. Emphasis is on idea development You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 12.0 units. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule. Formerly ART 210.

ARTS481 Studio in Kitchen and Bath Design 3.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: ARTS 181; ARTS 281; ARTS 282; CMGT 110.

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. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 12.0 units. Formerly ART 220.

ARTS482 Advanced Studio in Corporate Design 3.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: ARTS 281, ARTS 282, CMGT 110.

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. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 12.0 units. Formerly ART 230.

ARTS483 Studio in Commercial Design 3.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: ARTS 181; ARTS 281; ARTS 282; CMGT 110.

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. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 12.0 units. Formerly ART 260.

ARTS484 Lighting Design and Application 3.0 Inquire
Prerequisites: ARTS 385.

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. Formerly ART 264.

ARTS485 Professional Practices and Portfolio in Interior Design 3.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher; ARTS 281, ARTS 282, CMGT 110.

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. This is a writing proficiency, WP, course; a grade of C- or better certifies writing proficiency for majors. Formerly ART 267.

ARTS489 Internship Program in Art 1.0-3.0 Fa/Spr

This course is an internship offered for 1.0-3.0 units. 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. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 15.0 units. Formerly ART 289.

ARTS490 Advanced Fiber 3.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: ARTS 390 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. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 12.0 units. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule. Formerly ART 236.

ARTS492 Cultural Diversity in Art Education 3.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher; ARTS 493 or instructor's permission.

This course provides students with a theoretical and practical basis for learning historical and contemporary issues in art education. Lecture, discussion, and art projects focus upon two primary themes: 1) diversity in visual culture and 2) the universality vs. cultural-specificity of children's artistic and aesthetic development. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. This is a writing proficiency, WP, course; a grade of C- or better certifies writing proficiency for majors. Formerly ART 218.

ARTS493 Art Education in Elementary and Middle Schools 3.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing or faculty permission.

Art in the lives of children: art and child development; artistic and aesthetic understanding; creative expression; historical and cultural heritage; introduction to the profession and its practice. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule. Formerly ART 207.

ARTS494 Art Education in Secondary Schools 3.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: ARTS 493 or faculty permission.

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. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule. Formerly ART 208.

ARTS495 Current Topics Studio-Seminar 3.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher; upper-division standing in Art or faculty permission.

Current topics and issues in studio art. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 12.0 units. This is a writing proficiency, WP, course; a grade of C- or better certifies writing proficiency for majors. Formerly ART 215.

ARTS498 Special Topics 1.0-3.0 Fa/Spr

This course is for special topics offered for 1.0-3.0 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. Formerly ART 298.

ARTS499 Special Problems 1.0-3.0 Fa/Spr

This course is an independent study of special problems and is offered for 1.0-3.0 units. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Formerly ART 299.

ARTS499H 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. Formerly ART 299H.

ARTS500 Art History: Theory and Research Methods 3.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher.

This seminar investigates the history of the discipline and allows students to develop methodological skills needed for art historical research. This is a writing proficiency, WP, course; a grade of C- or better certifies writing proficiency for majors. Formerly ART 280.

ARTS595 BFA Senior Studio 3.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher; acceptance into the BFA program or permission of instructor and ARTS 425, ARTS 426, ARTS 427, ARTS 430, ARTS 440, ARTS 450, ARTS 460, ARTS 470, ARTS 476, ARTS 482, or ARTS 483.

Cross-disciplinary studio art seminar for students enrolled in the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree options in Art Studio and Electronic Arts. This course affords BFA students the opportunity to develop work for their required culminating exhibition. The course also includes critical discussions and readings on aesthetics, techniques, and professional issues. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. This is a writing proficiency, WP, course; a grade of C- or better certifies writing proficiency for majors. Formerly ART 295.

ARTS601 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. Formerly ART 351.

ARTS603 Problems in American Art History 3.0 Fa/Spr

Research, methods, and problems in American art history. Formerly ART 340.

ARTS604 Problems in International Art: Contemporary 3.0 Fa/Spr

Research, methods, and problems in contemporary international art. Formerly ART 341.

ARTS605 Problems in Pre-Columbian Mexican Art 3.0 Fa/Spr

Research, methods, and problems in Pre-Columbian Mexican art. Formerly ART 342A.

ARTS606 Problems in Post-Columbian Mexican Art 3.0 Fa/Spr

Research, methods, and problems in Post-Columbian Mexican art. Formerly ART 342B.

ARTS607 Problems in Medieval Art 3.0 Fa/Spr

Research, methods, and problems in Medieval art. Formerly ART 343.

ARTS608 Problems in Oriental Art 3.0 Fa/Spr

Research, methods, and problems in Oriental art. Formerly ART 344.

ARTS609 Problems in Renaissance and Mannerist Art 3.0 Fa/Spr

Research, methods, and problems in Renaissance and Mannerist art. Formerly ART 345A.

ARTS610 Problems in Italian Renaissance Art 3.0 Fa/Spr

Research, methods, and problems in Italian Renaissance art. Formerly ART 345B.

ARTS611 Problems in Baroque and Rococo Art 3.0 Fa/Spr

Research, methods, and problems in Baroque and Rococo art. Formerly ART 346.

ARTS612 Problems in American Indian Art 3.0 Inquire

Research, methods, and problems in American Indian art. Formerly ART 347.

ARTS614 Problems in Greek Art 3.0 Fa/Spr

Research, methods, and problems in Greek art. Formerly ART 352.

ARTS615 Problems in Roman Art 3.0 Fa/Spr

Research, methods, and problems in Roman art. Formerly ART 353.

ARTS616 Problems in California Art 3.0 Fa/Spr

Research, methods, and problems in California art. Formerly ART 355.

ARTS617 Problems in Nineteenth-Century European Art: 1800-1850 3.0 Fa/Spr

Research, methods, and problems in nineteenth-century European art, 1800-1850. Formerly ART 371A.

ARTS618 Problems in Nineteenth-Century European Art: 1850-1900 3.0 Fa/Spr

Research, methods, and problems in nineteenth-century European art, 1850-1900. Formerly ART 371B.

ARTS619 Problems in European Art: Twentieth Century 3.0 Fa/Spr

Research, methods, and problems in twentieth-century European art. Formerly ART 371C.

ARTS627 Graduate Studio in Painting/Drawing 3.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: ARTS 427.

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. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 24.0 units. Formerly ART 303.

ARTS630 Graduate Studio in Printmaking 3.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: ARTS 430.

Individual investigation and development in print media. This may include experimenting with new and/or innovative materials and techniques in conjunction with traditional processes. Individual research on the history and current theories in printmaking is also expected. This course may be taken eight times for credit; 6.0 units may be taken concurrently. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 24.0 units. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule. Formerly ART 338.

ARTS640 Graduate Studio in Photography 3.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: ARTS 440.

This course concentrates on individual development, problems, and studies in photography. Both contemporary and historical theories and approaches are discussed. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 12.0 units. Formerly ART 391.

ARTS660 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. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 24.0 units. Formerly ART 306.

ARTS670 Graduate Studio in Sculpture 3.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: ARTS 470 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. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 24.0 units. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule. Formerly ART 335.

ARTS676 Graduate Studio in Glass Design 3.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: ARTS 476;

Individual graduate problems in glass design. This course may be taken eight times for credit; 6.0 units may be taken concurrently. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 24.0 units. Formerly ART 310.

ARTS689 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 offered for 1.0-3.0 units. 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. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 15.0 units. Formerly ART 389.

ARTS695 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. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 12.0 units. Formerly ART 315.

ARTS696 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. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Credit/no credit grading only. Formerly ART 361.

ARTS697 Independent Study 1.0-6.0 Fa/Spr

This course is a graduate-level independent study offered for 1.0-6.0 units. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Formerly ART 398.

ARTS699P Master's Project 1.0-6.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: Candidate status.

This course is offered as a Master of Fine Arts project for 1.0 to 6.0 units. A terminal project and a written component are required for the Master of Fine Arts. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Formerly ART 399P.

ARTS699T Master's Thesis 1.0-6.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: Candidate status.

This course is offered for 1.0 to 6.0 units. A thesis is required for the Master of Arts in Art. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Formerly ART 399T.