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 Appreciation: Multicultural Perspectives
3.0 Fa/Spr

An interactive discussion of art and visual literacy using related texts that focus on works from around the world, from ancient times to the present. This course fulfills General Education C1 requirements in the basic study of visual elements and concepts related to the arts. This is an approved General Education course. (000713)

2D Design
3.0 Fa/Spr

Foundation studies in the elements and principles of art and design as applied to 2D media. Includes critical thinking and conceptual development, materials and methods, and additive and subtractive color theories and applications. 6.0 hours activity. Special fee required; see the Class Schedule. (000720)

3D Design
3.0 Fa/Spr

Foundation studies in the elements and principles of art and design as applied to 3D media. Includes critical thinking and conceptual development leading to design and construction, materials and methods, and use of color. 6.0 hours activity. Special fee required; see the Class Schedule. (000721)

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. Special fee required; see the Class Schedule. (000710)

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. 6.0 hours activity. Special fee required; see the Class Schedule. (000711)

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. 6.0 hours activity. Special fee required; see the Class Schedule. (000718)

Introduction to Printmaking
3.0 Fa/Spr

Introduction to fine art printmaking processes, with equal emphasis on idea development and technique. Students experience a variety of print methods, such as, etching, linoleum, screen print, and photographic printmaking through demonstrations, lectures, and gallery visits. 6.0 hours activity. Special fee required; see the Class Schedule. (000730)

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. 6.0 hours activity. Special fee required; see the Class Schedule. (000738)

Introduction to Digital Media
3.0 Fa/Spr

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. Basic drawing skills strongly recommended. 6.0 hours activity. Special fee required; see the Class Schedule. (000737)

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. 6.0 hours activity. Special fee required; see the Class Schedule. (000714)

Introduction to Sculpture
3.0 Fa/Spr

Introduction to sculpture is a beginning course designed to develop skills in building three-dimensional form by learning to work with a variety of tools and techniques. Materials may include clay, plaster, wood, cardboard, metal, and found objects. Assignments are designed to guide students in their development of concept, content, and personal expression. 6.0 hours activity. Special fee required; see the Class Schedule. (000726)

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. 6.0 hours activity. Special fee required; see the Class Schedule. (000717)

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 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. Special fee required; see the Class Schedule. (000740)

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. 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. (000752)

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. 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. (000743)

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. 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. (000744)

Intermediate Printmaking: Intaglio
3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: ARTS 230 or faculty permission.

An intensive exploration of intaglio processes, focusing primarily on etching, through demonstrations, lectures and gallery visits. Emphasis is placed on the individual development of imagery, concept, and technical skill. Students are expected to have knowledge of drawing and design. 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. (000762)

Intermediate Printmaking: Screen Printing
3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: ARTS 230 or faculty permission.

This course explores the materials and methods of fine art screen printing, through demonstrations, lectures, and gallery visits. Emphasis is place don the individual development of imagery, concept, and technical skill. Students are expected to have knowledge of drawing, design, and color. 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. (000763)

Intermediate Printmaking: Lithography
3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: ARTS 230 or faculty permission.

An intensive exploration of stone and photographic lithography processes through demonstrations, lectures and gallery visits. Emphasis is placed on the individual development of imagery, concept, and technical skill. Students are expected to have knowledge of drawing and design. 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. (000764)

Intermediate Printmaking: Relief
3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: ARTS 230 or faculty permission.

An intensive exploration of relief printing techniques, primarily from wood, through demonstrations, lectures, and gallery visits. Emphasis is placed on the individual development of imagery, concept, and technical skill. Students are expected to have knowledge of drawing, design, and color. 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. (000765)

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. (000786)

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. 6.0 hours activity. Special fee required; see the Class Schedule. (000787)

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. 6.0 hours activity. (000788)

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. 6.0 hours activity. Special fee required; see the Class Schedule. (000789)

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. 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. (000770)

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. 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. (000746)

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. 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. (000750)

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. 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. (000751)

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, and clay. 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. (000758)

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. 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. (000759)

Intermediate Sculpture: The Body
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.

This intermediate sculpture course provides an in depth study of the body as subject and object in historical contexts. A wide variety of methods and materials are explored, including clay, direct and cast plaster, other castable materials, woodworking, metal fabrication, and mixed media assemblage. Assignments center around problem solving and development of an expressive response to the body as form. 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. (000760)

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. 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. (000754)

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. 4.0 hours activity, 1.0 hours discussion. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (000801)

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. 2.0 hours lecture, 2.0 hours activity. (000792)

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. (000794)

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. 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. (000795)

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. 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. (000810)

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. 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. (000798)

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. 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. (000799)

Advanced Printmaking
3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: ARTS 331, ARTS 332, or ARTS 333; or faculty permission.

An exploration of advanced printmaking techniques and concepts as they relate to individual ideas. Emphasis placed on the development of personal creativity and expression represented through the print medium. Self-motivation and technical proficiency in a variety of printmaking processes is necessary. 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. (000828)

Advanced Fine Art Photography
3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: ARTS 340, JOUR 453, or faculty permission.

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. 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. (000872)

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. 6.0 hours activity. Special fee required; see the Class Schedule. (000873)

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. 6.0 hours activity. (000874)

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. 6.0 hours activity. Special fee required; see the Class Schedule. (015013)

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. 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. (000753)

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. 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. (000862)

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. 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. (000802)

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. 6.0 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 12.0 units. (000814)

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. 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. (000824)

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 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. (000811)

Lighting Design and Application
3.0 Inquire

Prerequisites: IDES 373.

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. (000865)

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. (000870)

Development of Children's Art (P-8)
3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing or faculty permission.

An exploration of art-making skills; developing creative, standards-based art lessons and units; and enhancing understanding of theory, history and practice in art education Pre-Kindegarten (P) through Eighth (8) grade levels. 2.0 hours activity, 2.0 hours discussion. Special fee required; see the Class Schedule. (000803)

Development of Adolescent's Art (9-12)
3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: ARTS 493 or faculty permission.

An exploration of standards-based art lessons and units; and understanding of theory, history and practice in art education at the high school (9-12) level. 2.0 hours lecture, 2.0 hours activity. Special fee required; see the Class Schedule. (000808)

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. 6.0 hours activity. 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. (000812)

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. 1.0 hours activity, 1.0 hours lecture. (000875)

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. (000880)

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. (000881)

Cultural Diversity in Art Education
3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher;ARTS 250, ARTS 493 or faculty permission.

This course provides students with a theoretical and practical basis for learning historical and contemporary issues in art education. Topics may include: 1) diversity in visual cultures and 2) universality vs. cultural-specificity of children's artistic and aesthetic development. 2.0 hours activity, 2.0 hours discussion. 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. Special fee required; see the Class Schedule. Formerly ARTS 492. (000816)

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, IDES 453, or IDES 454.

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. 6.0 hours activity. 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. Special fee required; see the Class Schedule. (015012)

Graduate Studies in Art History
3.0 Fa/Spr

Research, methods, and problems in art history. (020397)

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. 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. (000883)

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. 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. (000906)

Graduate Studies in History and Techniques of Fine Art Printmaking
3.0 Fa/Spr

Research, methods, and problems in history and techniques of fine art printmaking. (020401)

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. 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. (015804)

Graduate Studies in History of Photography
3.0 Fa/Spr

Research, methods, and problems in history of photography. (020399)

Graduate Studies in Electronic Intermedia
3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: Graduate Student Status and Faculty Permission.

Individual investigation and development in digital and electronic media. This may include experimenting with materials and processes of new and hybrid media. Research on the history and current theories in digital media, electronic arts and intermedia is expected. 6.0 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 24.0 units. (020853)

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Graduate Studies in Film as Visual Art
3.0 Fa/Spr

Research, methods, and problems in film as visual art. (020400)

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. Special fee required; see the Class Schedule. (000889)

Graduate Studies in History of Ceramics
3.0 Fa/Spr

Research, methods, and problems in the history of ceramics. (020494)

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 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. (000901)

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. 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. (000899)

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 Teaching Assistant experience (to qualify for teaching associate positions); out-of-the-classroom work experience (e.g., gallery or museum practice; community programs and business experiences; or professional studio practice). You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 15.0 units. (000944)

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. (000900)

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. (000940)

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. (000945)

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. (000953)

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. (000947)

Art History Course Offerings

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 ARTS 101. (000705)

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 ARTS 102. (000706)

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 Global Cultures course. Formerly ARTS 103. (000707)

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 Global Cultures course. Formerly ARTS 104. (000709)

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 ARTS 402. (000791)

Art History Special Problems
3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: ARTH 101 and ARTH 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 ARTS 400. (000856)

Aesthetics and the Artist
3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: ARTH 101 and ARTH 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 ARTS 401. (000857)

Greek Art
3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: ARTH 101 and ARTH 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 ARTS 414. (000858)

Roman Art
3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: ARTH 101 and ARTH 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 ARTS 415. (000860)

Medieval Art
3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: ARTH 101 and ARTH 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 ARTS 407. (000843)

Northern Renaissance and Mannerist Art
3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: ARTH 101 and ARTH 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 ARTS 409. (000845)

Italian Renaissance and Mannerist Art
3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: ARTH 101 and ARTH 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 ARTS 410. (000846)

Baroque and Rococo Art
3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: ARTH 101 and ARTH 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 ARTS 411. (000849)

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

Prerequisites: ARTH 101 and ARTH 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 ARTS 417. (000774)

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

Prerequisites: ARTH 101 and ARTH 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 ARTS 418. (000776)

European Art: Twentieth Century
3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: ARTH 101 and ARTH 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 ARTS 419. (000777)

International Art: Contemporary
3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: ARTH 101 and ARTH 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 ARTS 404. (000838)

American Art
3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: ARTH 101 and ARTH 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 ARTS 403. (000835)

California Art
3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: ARTH 101 and ARTH 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 ARTS 416. (000861)

Chinese and Japanese Art
3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: ARTH 101 and ARTH 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 ARTS 408. (000844)

Ancient Mexican Art
3.0 Inquire

Prerequisites: ARTH 101 and ARTH 102 for art majors.

A survey of ancient Mexican art and culture of formative, classic, conquest, including the Olmec, Teotihuacan, Zapotec, Mxtec, Classic Gulf Coast, Toltec, and Aztec. Sites discussed include El Tajin, La Venta, Monte Alban, Mitla, Tula, and Tenochtitlan. Formerly ARTS 405. (000841)

Maya Art
3.0 Inquire

An investigation of the art of the ancient Maya of Mexico and Central America prior to European contact, from the Preclassic to Postclassic periods. The relationship of art to religious beliefs and practices will be explored, as well as the development of local styles associated with royal courts. Sites discussed include Tikal, Palenque, Copan, Uxmal, and Chichen Itza. (020618)

Meso-American/Colonial Art
3.0 Inquire

Prerequisites: ARTH 101 and ARTH 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 Siqueiros, 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 also offered as CHST 406. Formerly ARTS 406. (000842)

Ancient Andean Art
3.0 Inquire

An investigation of the art of Peru and adjacent regions prior to European contact. The relationship of art to religious beliefs and practices, political ideologies, and the significance of styles and technologies are examined. Cultures surveyed include Chavin, Paracas, Nasca, Moche, Tiwanaku, and Inka, as well as the Northern Andean civilizations such as San Agustin. (020619)

American Indian Art
3.0 Inquire

Prerequisites: ARTH 101 and ARTH 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 ARTS 412. (000852)

African Art
3.0 Inquire

Prerequisites: ARTH 101 and ARTH 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 ARTS 413. (000853)

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

Prerequisites: ARTH 101 and ARTH 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 ARTS 387. (000775)

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

Prerequisites: ARTH 101 and ARTH 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 ARTS 388. (000778)

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 ARTS 359. (000780)

History of Sculpture
3.0 Fa/Spr

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 connoisseurship 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 ARTS 379. (000822)

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 ARTS 349. (000773)

History of Printmaking
3.0 Fa/Spr

A lecture/discussion class dealing with the history of prints and changing techniques. The relationships between needs, techniques, and styles are shown. Formerly ARTS 339. (000834)

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 ARTS 369. (000818)

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 ARTS 500. (000869)

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 ARTS 601. (000935)

Graduate Studies in Greek Art
3.0 Fa/Spr

Research, methods, and problems in Greek art. Formerly ARTS 614. (000936)

Graduate Studies in Roman Art
3.0 Fa/Spr

Research, methods, and problems in Roman art. Formerly ARTS 615. (000938)

Graduate Studies in Medieval Art
3.0 Fa/Spr

Research, methods, and problems in Medieval art. Formerly ARTS 607. (000922)

Graduate Studies in Renaissance and Mannerist Art
3.0 Fa/Spr

Research, methods, and problems in Renaissance and Mannerist art. Formerly ARTS 609. (000925)

Graduate Studies in Italian Renaissance Art
3.0 Fa/Spr

Research, methods, and problems in Italian Renaissance art. Formerly ARTS 610. (000928)

Graduate Studies in Baroque and Rococo Art
3.0 Fa/Spr

Research, methods, and problems in Baroque and Rococo art. Formerly ARTS 611. (000930)

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

Research, methods, and problems in nineteenth-century European art, 1800-1850. Formerly ARTS 617. (000941)

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

Research, methods, and problems in nineteenth-century European art, 1850-1900. Formerly ARTS 618. (000942)

Graduate Studies in European Art: Twentieth Century
3.0 Fa/Spr

Research, methods, and problems in twentieth-century European art. Formerly ARTS 619. (000943)

Graduate Studies in International Art: Contemporary
3.0 Fa/Spr

Research, methods, and problems in contemporary international art. Formerly ARTS 604. (000914)

Graduate Studies in American Art
3.0 Fa/Spr

Research, methods, and problems in American art history. Formerly ARTS 603. (000911)

Graduate Studies in California Art
3.0 Fa/Spr

Research, methods, and problems in California art. Formerly ARTS 616. (000939)

Graduate Studies in Chinese and Japanese Art
3.0 Fa/Spr

Research, methods, and problems in Chinese and Japanese art. Formerly ARTS 608. (000924)

Graduate Studies in Ancient Mexican Art
3.0 Fa/Spr

Research, methods, and problems in Ancient Mexican art. Formerly ARTS 605. (000918)

Graduate Studies in Maya Art
3.0 Fa/Spr

Research, methods, and problems in Maya Art. (020628)

Graduate Studies in Meso-American/Colonial Art
3.0 Fa/Spr

Research, methods, and problems in Meso-American/Colonial art. Formerly ARTS 606. (000920)

Graduate Studies in Ancient Andean Art
3.0 Fa/Spr

Research, methods, and problems in ancient Andean art. (020629)

Graduate Studies in American Indian Art
3.0 Inquire

Research, methods, and problems in American Indian art. Formerly ARTS 612. (015530)

Graduate Studies in African Art
3.0 Fa/Spr

Research, methods, and problems in African art. Formerly ARTS 613. (020398)

Interior Design Course Offerings

Introduction to Interior Design
3.0 Fa/Spr

This course provides the student with an overview of the interior design profession. Through a survey of significant spaces and innovations in styles and furnishings students examine how interior design affects human activity. Life safety codes and human performance are emphasized. Formerly ARTS 181. (000732)

Graphics I: Architectural Drafting for Interior Design
3.0 Fa/Spr

This course is an introduction to the tools, techniques, and principles of architectural drafting, graphic conventions, and lettering. Students measure actual sites and study the use of dimensional orthographic and three-dimensional paraline drawing techniques. 2.0 hours activity, 2.0 hours lecture. (020509)

Graphics II: Design Development and Communication
3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: ARTS 125, IDES 115.

The ability to sketch design ideas confidently is a valuable tool for designers. This course emphasizes the skill of drawing quickly by teaching visual note taking, generating visual ideas, working from non-visual sources, and establishing a method for accurate perspective drawing. Color rendering techniques are introduced that add surface texture, tonality, reflections, and shades and shadows. 2.0 hours activity, 2.0 hours lecture. Formerly ARTS 386. (000782)

Creative Thinking and Design Process
3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: ARTS 122, ARTS 123, IDES 115, or faculty permission

This course emphasizes a systematic approach to the interior design process: conceptualization, development, and synthesis. Through a series of exercises that focus on fundamental design elements and principles, students shall explore several two and three dimensional communication techniques to effectively present their design ideas. A grade of C or higher is required in this course to continue in the Interior Design BFA program. 2.0 hours activity, 2.0 hours lecture. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (020621)

Graphics III: CAD for Interior Design
3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: IDES 231.

This course introduces the use of the microcomputer as a tool for interior design illustration, drafting, and design development. A fundamental computer graphics course for interior design students, this course builds skills and technical knowledge in image processing, two-dimensional drawing and three-dimensional modeling of building interiors. 2.0 hours lecture, 2.0 hours activity. Special fee required; see the Class Schedule. Formerly ARTS 383. (000766)

Interior Materials and Finishes
3.0 Fall

Prerequisites: IDES 231

This course focuses on the materials available to the interior designer and their characteristics, sources, and applications. Properties and appropriate uses for interior construction and finish materials are explored. Through lectures, presentations, and the preparation of construction details, students become familiar with the application of a wide variety of interior materials and finishes. Green design and sustainability are examined. 2.0 hours lecture, 2.0 hours activity. Formerly ARTS 282. (000734)

Interior Lighting and Color
3.0 Spring

Prerequisites: ARTS 122, IDES 231, IDES 251 or faculty permission.

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. 2.0 hours activity, 2.0 hours lecture. Formerly ARTS 385. (000768)

Graphics IV: Construction Documentation for Interior Design
3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: IDES 231.

This course emphasizes the overview of interior design construction and creating a set of documentation. The course covers advanced problems in design and detailing of interior finish systems such as interior architecture and cabinetry. Exploration and production of interior mechanical and millwork drawings and construction documents. Integration of building codes and life safety issues. 2.0 hours activity, 2.0 hours lecture. Special fee required; see the Class Schedule. (020727)

Residential Design
3.0 Fall

Prerequisites: IDES 231, IDES 232, IDES 251.

Conceptual process, design theory, and programmatic concerns involved in residential interior design with an emphasis on professional applications. Building codes related to residential spaces are addressed. Green design and sustainability are examined. 2.0 hours lecture, 2.0 hours activity. Special fee required; see the Class Schedule. Formerly ARTS 481. (000817)

Corporate and Institutional Design
3.0 Spring

Prerequisites: IDES 231, IDES 232, IDES 251.

Students design corporate offices and institutional spaces such as day-care centers and libraries. Practical issues such as compliance with building codes, sustainability, and use of modular furniture systems are addressed in relation to building types. 2.0 hours lecture, 2.0 hours activity. Special fee required; see the Class Schedule. Formerly ARTS 482. (000820)

Hospitality Design
3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: IDES 231, IDES 232, IDES 251.

This course emphasizes the elements used by the designer in the development of hospitality interior spaces such as restaurants, clubs, coffee shops, and hotels. Both conceptual and practical issues are explored relative to site analysis, programming, space planning, green design, circulation, volume, furnishings, color, and texture in the design of interior space. 2.0 hours activity, 2.0 hours lecture. Formerly ARTS 483. (000863)

Retail and Exhibition Design
3.0 Fall

Prerequisites: IDES 231, IDES 232, IDES 251.

This course introduces students to design branded environments, showroom, tradeshow exhibit, retail store, and museum. Students learn about design concept, development, space utilization, fixtures, and display as well as the role the interior designer plays in branding and the selling of a product. 2.0 hours activity, 2.0 hours lecture. (020728)

Furniture Design and Fabrication
3.0 Fall

Prerequisites: IDES 231, IDES 232, IDES 251.

This design studio focuses on the aesthetic and functional issues related to the creation of custom freestanding furniture. Design and production of both hard and soft goods are covered. Special attention is given to anthropometric and ergonomic considerations, as well as the fabrication materials and construction methods. Students produce full scale furniture of their own design. 2.0 hours activity, 2.0 hours lecture. (020729)

Building Systems and Environmental Technologies
3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: IDES 231, IDES 251, IDES 372 or faculty permission.

This course focuses on interior building systems in relation to human sensory reactions, psychological factors, health, safety, and comfort. Building codes relating to building systems are addressed. The vocabulary and concepts of environmental technologies related to interior design are examined. 2.0 hours lecture, 2.0 hours activity. (020730)

Professional Practices and Portfolio
3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher; 6 units of upper-division IDES-Studio electives.

This course familiarizes students with the everyday business, legal, financial, and ethical considerations of the practicing designer. A case study is used to explain the formation of a design business, its operations and designer/client and designer/vendor relationships; project scope analysis and contract analysis for residential and contract projects; insurance, fees and compensation; public relations; and dispute resolution. This course provides an introduction to various formats and processes used in creating a portfolio. Organization and graphic solutions are emphasized for portfolio development. 2.0 hours lecture, 2.0 hours activity. This is a writing proficiency, WP, course; a grade of C- or better certifies writing proficiency for majors. Formerly ARTS 485. (000866)

Senior Design Studio
3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: IDES 474 and 9 units of upper-division IDES studio electives.

This course is the culminating interior design studio project of the BFA professional level degree program. Students implement the project identified and researched in the course. Students research, develop, and analyze data and design criteria for a substantial project involving diverse populations. This advanced studio requires students to incorporate the skills and knowledge gained throughout their studies to create a comprehensive project, including program, presentation drawings, models, detail drawings and specifications. 6.0 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (020731)