University of Vermont

UVM Course Directory

Term: Spring 2018

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 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 134 - Color Structures in Silkscreen

A mixed-level class in silkscreen with emphasis on color and color printing techniques. 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 139 - Animation

Methods of frame-by-frame moving picture making. Emphasizes the aesthetic, expressive, and conceptual qualities of manual techniques. Prerequisites: ARTS 001 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 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 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 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; Junior standing.

ARTS 221 - Projects in Painting

Further exploration of formal and conceptual concerns through studio work and critique. Each student will develop a coherent body of paintings. Prerequisite: ARTS 012, and ARTS 121 or ARTS 122; minimum Junior standing.

ARTS 230 - Projects in Printmaking

Students conceive, research, develop, and realize their own projects in the print studio. Prerequisites: ARTS 131 or ARTS 132 or ARTS 134; minimum Junior standing.

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; Junior standing.

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. Prerequisites: ARTS 138 or ARTS 144 or ARTS 145; minimum 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.