University of Vermont

2013-2014 Catalogue

Courses offered by the Art and Art History Department


Courses in Art Studio

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.
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.
ARTS 003 - Three-Dimensional Studies
Introductory study of the manipulation of actual space in diverse media. Emphasis varies with Instructor.
Credits: 3.
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.
ARTS 095 - Introduction to Special Topics
See Schedule of Courses for specific titles.
Credits: 1-18.
ARTS 096 - Introduction to Special Topics
See Schedule of Courses for specific titles.
Credits: 1-18.
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: 0-3.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
ARTS 141 - Sculpture
Exploration of manipulative materials. Prerequisite: ARTS 003.
Credits: 3.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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, following: FTS 121, ARTH 140. ARTS 003 and one of the
Credits: 3.
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.
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: 1-18.
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: 1-18.
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: 1-6.
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.
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.
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.
ARTS 237 - Advanced Photography
Continuation of ARTS 137 and ARTS 138, photography and encouraging students to use the medium to better understand their relationship to the world. Prerequisites: ARTS 137 and ARTS 138. exploring the implications of
Credits: 3.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
ARTS 295 - Special Topics in Studio Art
Advanced work in existing departmental offerings. Prerequisite: Instructor permission only.
Credits: 1-18.
ARTS 296 - Special Topics in Studio Art
Advanced work in existing departmental offerings. Prerequisite: Instructor permission only.
Credits: 1-18.

Courses in Art History

ARTH 005 - Western Art:Ancient - Medieval
Introduction to the visual arts, primarily painting, sculpture, and architecture in the Western world from prehistoric through Gothic.
Credits: 3.
ARTH 006 - Western Art:Renaissance-Modern
Introduction to the visual arts, primarily painting, sculpture, and architecture in the Western World from Renaissance to present. Prerequisite: It is recommended that ARTH 005 be taken before ARTH 006.
Credits: 3.
ARTH 008 - D2: Asian Art
Introduction to the artistic tradition and major architectural monuments of India, China, Japan and Southeast Asia.
Credits: 3.
ARTH 095 - Introduction to Special Topics
Introductory courses or seminars on topics beyond the scope of existing departmental offerings. See Schedule of Courses for specific titles.
Credits: 1-18.
ARTH 096 - Introduction to Special Topics
Introductory courses or seminars on topics beyond the scope of existing departmental offerings. See Schedule of Courses for specific titles.
Credits: 1-18.
ARTH 140 - Hist of Optical Media as Art
Theory and development of the art of "optical media:" photography, film, and video. Emphasis on discovery and explication of technical, aesthetic, and expressive properties. Prerequisites: one of the following: ARTH 006, FTS 007, FTS 008.
Credits: 3.
ARTH 146 - D2: Egypt & the Ancient Near E
The development of sculpture, painting, and architecture in Mesopotamia and Egypt 3000-300 B.C.. Prerequisite: ARTH 005.
Credits: 3.
ARTH 148 - Greek Art
Development of painting, sculpture, architecture, and related arts in Greek lands 3000-30 B.C. Prerequisite: ARTH 005.
Credits: 3.
ARTH 149 - Roman Art
Examination of the artistic experiments made by Roman painters, sculptors, and architects from 3rd century B.C. to 5th century A.D. Prerequisite: ARTH 005.
Credits: 3.
ARTH 155 - Topics in Medieval Art
Selected aspects of European art from the end of the Roman Empire through the Gothic period. Material and emphasis vary with instructor. May be repeated for credit with Instructor permission. Prerequisite: ARTH 005.
Credits: 3.
ARTH 158 - Northern European 1400-1600
Netherlandish and German art of the period. Special attention to Jan van Eyck, Rogier van der Weyden, Hugo van der Goes, Durer, Bosch, and Bruegel. Prerequisite: ARTH 005.
Credits: 3.
ARTH 161 - Italian Renaissance Painting
Painting in Italy from Gothic innovations of Giotto and Duccio through establishment of 15th-century Renaissance style to the High Renaissance works of Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, Michelangelo and Titian. The development of Venetian painting. Prerequisite: ARTH 005.
Credits: 3.
ARTH 164 - Italian Renaissance Sculpture
Sculpture in Italy from its Gothic sources through the Renaissance. Special attention to Ghiberti, Donatello, and Michelangelo. Prerequisite: ARTH 005.
Credits: 3.
ARTH 165 - Topics European Art 1600-1800
Selected aspects of the painting, sculpture, and architecture of the Baroque, Rococo, and/or Neo-Classical periods. Material and emphasis vary with instructor. May be repeated for credit with Instructor permission. Prerequisite: ARTH 006.
Credits: 3.
ARTH 170 - Topics in Modern Art
Selected aspects of the painting, sculpture, and of Europe and North America during the 19th and 20th centuries. Material and emphasis vary with instructor. May be repeated for credit with Instructor permission. Prerequisite: ARTH 006. architecture
Credits: 3.
ARTH 172 - 19th-Century European Painting
Examination of major movements in European painting from Neo-Classicism and Romanticism through Post-Impressionism. Prerequisite: ARTH 006.
Credits: 3.
ARTH 174 - 20th-Century Art
A survey of movements and new media in European and American painting, sculpture, mixed media, performance, and the influences of film and photography on traditional media. Prerequisites: three hours of Art History, preferably ARTH 172 or ARTH 181. Alternate years.
Credits: 3.
ARTH 177 - 19th & 20th Cent Arch & Design
The theory and practice of building and design from the early 19th century to the recent past. Prerequisites: ARTH 006 or a course in Historic Preservation.
Credits: 3.
ARTH 179 - Issues in Contemporary Art
A study of selected examples of recent and current art and/or architecture. Material and emphasis vary with instructor. May be repeated for credit with instructor's permission. Prerequisite: three hours of Art History.
Credits: 3.
ARTH 180 - N American Art 1600-1900
Painting, sculpture, and architecture in the U.S. and Canada from Colonial beginnings (Hispanic, Franco, Angelo) to WWI. Emphasis on the development of nationalist sensibilities as they emerge from European sources. Prerequisites: ARTH 006 or GRS 091 (Canada).
Credits: 3.
ARTH 184 - D2: Islamic Art
An overview of the major architectural monuments and artistic traditions of the lands where Islam took root and flourished. Prerequisite: three credits of Art History or REL 021.
Credits: 3.
ARTH 185 - D2: Japanese Art
Alternate years. Architecture, sculpture, painting, prints and decorative arts and their relationships to Japanese culture. Prerequisites: three hours in Art History or one of the Asian Studies courses: HST 151, REL 021, REL 132, REL 141.
Credits: 3.
ARTH 186 - D2: The Hindu Temple
The Hindu temple, the focal point of the great architectural tradition in South Asia, is examined from religious, artistic, and political perspectives. Prerequisites: three credits of Art History or REL 021.
Credits: 3.
ARTH 187 - D2: Chinese Painting
History of Chinese painting, emphasizing the landscape painting of the 11th to 17th centuries. Prerequisite: Six hours of Art History, three at the 100 level or Instructor permission. Alternate years.
Credits: 3.
ARTH 188 - D2: Indian Painting
Mural, manuscript, and miniature painting from India from the 5th and 19th centuries. Topics to include: courtly and religious patronage and regional styles. Prerequisites: Three hours of Art History or Instructor permission.
Credits: 3.
ARTH 189 - D2:Topics in Non-Western Art
Selected aspects of the arts of an area not covered in our regular European, American, and Asian courses. Material and emphasis vary with instructor. May be repeated for credit with Instructor permission. Prerequisite: three hours in Art History.
Credits: 3.
ARTH 190 - Internship: Art History
Prerequisites: Junior standing; six hours of 100-level course work in appropriate field; departmental permission. A contract must be obtained from and returned to the Department of Art during preregistration.
Credits: 3.
ARTH 192 - D2:Inter Spec Topics Asian Art
See schedule of Course for specific titles. Prerequisite: three hours in Art History or Asian Studies.
Credits: 3.
ARTH 195 - Intermediate Special Topics
Intermediate courses or seminars on topics beyond the scope of existing departmental offerings. See Schedule of Courses for specific titles.
Credits: 1-18.
ARTH 196 - Intermediate Special Topics
Intermediate courses or seminars on topics beyond the scope of existing departmental offerings. See Schedule of Courses for specific titles.
Credits: 1-18.
ARTH 198 - Readings & Research
Prerequisite: Department permission.
Credits: 1-6.
ARTH 199 - Topics:Gender,Race,Ethn in Art
Study of selected aspects of gender, "race," or ethnicity in art, and/or of the contributions of women or ethnically diverse people to the visual arts. Material and emphasis vary with instructor. May be repeated for credit with Instructor permission. Prerequisite: three hours in Art History.
Credits: 3.
ARTH 282 - Seminar in Western Art
Selected topics in Western Art. See Schedule of Courses for specific offerings each semester. Prerequisites: Six hours of 100-level Art History, including three hours in the area of the seminar; Junior/Senior standing.
Credits: 3.
ARTH 285 - D2: Seminar in Asian Art
Prerequisites: One of the following: ARTH 008, or ARTH 196 when the topic is Asian. Three additional hours of a 100-level course either in Art History or Asian ARTH 185, ARTH 187, ARTH 188, Studies.
Credits: 3.
ARTH 295 - Adv Special Topics:Art History
See Schedule of Courses for specific titles.
Credits: 1-18.
ARTH 296 - Adv Special Topics:Art History
See Schedule of Courses for specific titles.
Credits: 1-18.

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