University of Vermont

2012-2013 Catalogue

Courses in Art Studio (ARTS)

ARTS 001 - Drawing
Introductory study of visual experience through drawing and its transformation of the three-dimensional visual world onto a two-dimensional surface. Emphasis varies with Instructor.
Credits: 3.00
ARTS 002 - Two-Dimensional Studies
A studio course exploring through classroom projects how we perceive space and how we work with materials and concepts to organize two-dimensional surfaces.
Credits: 3.00
ARTS 003 - Three-Dimensional Studies
Introductory study of the manipulation of actual space in diverse media. Emphasis varies with Instructor.
Credits: 3.00
ARTS 011 - Introduction to Fine Metals
Emphasizes design in the third dimension. Basic metal fabrication techniques, soldering, forming, forging, fusing, and casting. Drawing required. Fall semester only.
Credits: 3.00
ARTS 095 - Introduction to Special Topics
See Schedule of Courses for specific titles.
Credits: 1.00 to 18.00
ARTS 096 - Introduction to Special Topics
See Schedule of Courses for specific titles.
Credits: 1.00 to 18.00
ARTS 111 - Fine Metals
Continuation of three-dimensional fabrication with work in chasing, repousse, casting, stone setting and more complex methods of construction. Design and drawing required. Prerequisite: ARTS 011. Fall semester only.
Credits: 0.00 to 3.00
ARTS 113 - Clay: Hand Building
Investigation of surfaces and three-dimensional forms. Focus on variety of construction methods, surface treatment, and firing techniques. Related clay and glaze technology. Prerequisites: ARTS 001 or ARTS 002, and ARTS 003.
Credits: 3.00
ARTS 114 - Clay: Wheel Throwing
Development of throwing skills and the capacity to create a range of forms. Investigation of surface treatment techniques such as slip painting and glazing. Low-fire and stoneware firing. Related clay and glaze technology. Prerequisites: ARTS 001 or ARTS 002, and ARTS 003.
Credits: 3.00
ARTS 115 - Intermediate Drawing
Intense investigation of drawing and elements related to the discipline. The figure used to introduce drawing exercises dealing with contour, gesture, color, and compositional geometry. Prerequisites: ARTS 001 and ARTS 002.
Credits: 3.00
ARTS 116 - Drawing From the Figure
Drawing from the model, emphasizing in-depth studies in different media. Prerequisites: ARTS 001 and ARTS 002.
Credits: 3.00
ARTS 121 - Painting
Painting as an investigation of color, space and visual perception using traditional motifs and exploring individually developed directions. Prerequisites: ARTS 001 and ARTS 002.
Credits: 3.00
ARTS 131 - Printmaking: Etching
Basic procedures in zinc plate printing, stressing design and technical control of aquatint, etching, drypoint and embossment. Prerequisites: ARTS 001 and ARTS 002. Offered alternate semesters.
Credits: 3.00
ARTS 132 - Printmaking: Silkscreen
Basic procedures in stencil printing, stressing design and technical control of stencil cutting, glue and tusche resist and photo-silkscreening. Prerequisites: ARTS 001 and ARTS 002. Offered alternate semesters.
Credits: 3.00
ARTS 133 - Printmaking: Lithography
Basic procedures in planographic printing from stone, stressing design and technical competence. Intensity of investigation varies with individual student. Prerequisites: ARTS 001 and ARTS 002.
Credits: 3.00
ARTS 137 - Photography
Photographic processes as methods of seeing, emphasizing visual discovery through informed manipulation of materials. Students explore light, camera, photosensitive materials relating to photographic realities. Prerequisite: one of the following: ARTS 001, ARTS 002, ARTS 004.
Credits: 3.00
ARTS 138 - Color Photography
Exploration of color films, cameras, and color printing processes as a means for recording, enhancing and expressing students' subjective experiences. Prerequisites: ARTS 001 or ARTS 002.
Credits: 3.00
ARTS 139 - Animation
Techniques of single frame filmmaking, including drawing on film, producing a flipbook, animating a repetitive form, a two-dimensional sequence, and a three-dimensional sequence. Prerequisites: Any two of the following: ARTS 001, ARTS 002, ARTS 003.
Credits: 3.00
ARTS 141 - Sculpture
Exploration of manipulative materials. Prerequisite: ARTS 003.
Credits: 3.00
ARTS 142 - Art from Scraps
Students explore in a series of projects how discarded objects and material from everyday life, the "found object" tradition, can become materials for sculpture. Prerequisites: ARTS 002 and ARTS 003.
Credits: 3.00
ARTS 144 - Digital Art
Exploration of the computer as an artistic medium, focusing on a variety of approaches for creating and displaying imagery. Prerequisite: ARTS 002.
Credits: 3.00
ARTS 145 - Graphic Design
The application of graphic design principles to practical problems, including the impact of popular design on society, and the exploration of visual elements in contemporary printing processes. Prerequisite: ARTS 001 or ARTS 002.
Credits: 3.00
ARTS 147 - Visual Environment
Exploration of public spaces, structures, architectural detail, landscaping, roadways, lighting, etc. Field trips; meeting with planners and architects; projects. Prerequisite: ARTS 001, ARTS 002, or ARTS 003.
Credits: 3.00
ARTS 148 - Motion Picture Production
Study of the principles, properties and potentials of four- dimensional media through production exercises, viewing, reading and discussion. Includes theoretical, conceptual and technical information. Prerequisites: One of the following: ARTS 001, ARTS 002, ARTS 003 and one of the following: FTS 121, ARTH 140.
Credits: 3.00
ARTS 191 - Internship: Field Experience
Prerequisites: Junior standing; six hours of 100 level courses in appropriate field; Department permission. A contract must be obtained from and returned to the Department of Art during preregistration.
Credits: 3.00
ARTS 195 - Intermediate Special Topics
Intermediate course or seminars on topics beyond the scope of existing departmental offerings. See Schedule of Courses for specific titles.
Credits: 1.00 to 18.00
ARTS 196 - Intermediate Special Topics
Intermediate course or seminars on topics beyond the scope of existing departmental offerings. See Schedule of Courses for specific titles.
Credits: 1.00 to 18.00
ARTS 197 - Rdgs&Rsch: Tutorial in Studio
Independent/individual research in studio art. Prerequisites: Junior standing; six hours of Studio Art courses at 100 level; Department permission. A contract must be obtained from and returned to the Department of Art during preregistration.
Credits: 1.00 to 6.00
ARTS 213 - Advanced Ceramics
Advanced investigations of methods exploring content, form, surface, and color of ceramics and elements related to the discipline. Prerequisite: ARTS 113 or ARTS 114.
Credits: 3.00
ARTS 215 - Advanced Drawing
Intense investigations of drawing and elements that relate to that discipline. Emphasis on conceptual method, contemporary techniques, and both objective and non-objective source material. Prerequisite: ARTS 115 or ARTS 116.
Credits: 3.00
ARTS 221 - Advanced Painting
Advanced explorations of painting emphasizing issues of scale, materials, and techniques both traditional and contemporary, and their relationship to both the discipline and current issues. Prerequisite: ARTS 121.
Credits: 3.00
ARTS 237 - Advanced Photography
Continuation of ARTS 137 and ARTS 138, exploring the implications of photography and encouraging students to use the medium to better understand their relationship to the world. Prerequisites: ARTS 137 and ARTS 138.
Credits: 3.00
ARTS 241 - Advanced Sculpture
Advanced investigation of sculpture. Students work on individual projects under supervision of Instructor. Periodic group discussion and analyses of work in progress. Prerequisite: ARTS 141.
Credits: 3.00
ARTS 244 - Advanced Digital Art
Advanced exploration of the computer as an artistic medium for creating imagery. Focus on using the computer to animate images and integrate sound. Emphasis on conceptual issues in digital art. Prerequisite: ARTS 144.
Credits: 3.00
ARTS 248 - Adv Motion Picture Production
Advanced study of the principles, properties and potentials of four-dimensional media through production exercises, viewing, reading and discussion. Includes theoretical, conceptual and technical content. Prerequisites: ARTS 148 or FTS 141.
Credits: 3.00
ARTS 281 - Advanced Studies in Studio Art
Work in close consultation with faculty sponsor on a specific and advanced project. Prerequisites: Senior standing; major or qualified minor in Studio Art; Department permission (a contact must be obtained from and returned to the Department of Art during preregistration); six hours of 100-level courses in topic of contract.
Credits: 3.00
ARTS 283 - Advanced Seminar in Studio Art
Advanced seminar for senior studio art majors covering a range of topics. Prerequisites: Senior standing; major in Studio Art; Instructor permission.
Credits: 3.00
ARTS 295 - Special Topics in Studio Art
Advanced work in existing departmental offerings. Prerequisite: Instructor permission only.
Credits: 1.00 to 18.00
ARTS 296 - Special Topics in Studio Art
Advanced work in existing departmental offerings. Prerequisite: Instructor permission only.
Credits: 1.00 to 18.00
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