University of Vermont

UVM Course Directory

Term: Fall 2017

Subject: 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.

ARTS 003 - Three-Dimensional Studies

Introductory study of the manipulation of actual space in diverse media. Emphasis varies with Instructor.

ARTS 012 - Perspectives on Art Making

Introduction to contemporary art practice in various media. Explores method and meaning in art making, the role of experimentation, and the translation of experience into artwork.

ARTS 095 - Introduction to Special Topics

See Schedule of Courses for specific titles.

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. Prerequisite: ARTS 012.

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 012.

ARTS 115 - Intermediate Drawing

Intensive investigation of drawing and elements related to the discipline. Focus on expanding techniques and developing strategies for making drawings. Prerequisites: ARTS 001.

ARTS 121 - Painting: Observation & Image

Exploration of the formal and conceptual practices of painting. Introduction of historical genres and issues in painting such as still life, figuration, and abstraction. Prerequisites: ARTS 001.

ARTS 122 - Painting: Color and Invention

Exploration of the role of color in painting. Projects will foster comprehension of color vocabulary and a critical understanding necessary for the effective use of color. Prerequisite: ARTS 001.

ARTS 132 - Printmaking: Silkscreen

Studio class focusing on procedures in stencil printing that use photo-silkscreen technology. Prerequisites: ARTS 001 or ARTS 012.

ARTS 137 - Photography

Introduction to making black-and-white photographs, emphasizing craft and conceptual problem solving. Students gain skill in camera operation, printing, and producing work of an individual nature. Prerequisites: ARTS 012 or FTS 007 or FTS 008 or FTS 010.

ARTS 138 - Color Photography

Use of digital cameras, Adobe Photoshop, and inkjet printing processes as means for description, analysis, and expression of experience. Prerequisites: ARTS 012 or FTS 007 or FTS 008 or FTS 010.

ARTS 141 - Sculpture

Introduction to making and critiquing sculpture. Using visual elements of sculpture and concepts of 3D design, students establish a foundation for individualized inquiry and experimentation. Conceptual, practical, and analytical skills are developed through presentations, research, writing, problem solving, and critiques. Prerequisites: ARTS 001 or ARTS 012.

ARTS 144 - Digital Art

Exploration of the computer as an artistic medium, focusing on a variety of approaches for creating and displaying imagery. Prerequisites: ARTS 001 or 012.

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. Prerequisites: ARTS 001 or ARTS 012.

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: ARTS 012 or FTS 007 or FTS 008 or FTS 010.

ARTS 191 - Internship

On-site supervised work experience with structured academic learning plan directed by faculty member/faculty-staff team (faculty member is instructor of record), for which academic credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion. Signed departmental contract required before end of course add period. Prerequisites: Six hours of 100-level courses in appropriate field; Junior standing; Departmental permission.

ARTS 194 - Teaching Assistantship

Undergraduate student service as a teaching assistant, usually in an introductory-level course in the discipline, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.

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.

ARTS 197 - Independent Study

A course tailored to fit interests of a specific student, occurs outside traditional classroom/laboratory setting under supervision of a faculty member, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion. Signed departmental contract required before end of course add period. Prerequisites: Six hours of Studio Art courses at the 100-level; Junior standing; departmental permission.

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; Junior standing.

ARTS 241 - Advanced Sculpture

Advanced investigation of sculpture. Students develop a personal and disciplined approach to making art through independent exploration within a structured environment. Students design individual projects that include aspects of research and writing. Group discussion and analysis of work are ongoing. Prerequisite: ARTS 141; Junior standing.

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; Junior standing.

ARTS 297 - Independent Study

A course which is tailored to fit the interests of a specific student, which occurs outside the traditional classroom/laboratory setting under the supervision of a faculty member, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion. A contract must be obtained from and returned to the Department of Art and Art History before the end of the course add period. Prerequisites: Six hours of Studio Art courses at the 100-level; Junior standing; departmental permission.