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Course Schedule for FINE ARTS - Fall 2015
Class
No.
Course ID Title Credits Type Instructor(s) Days:Times Location Permission
Required
Dist Qtr
2404 STAR-113-01 Visual Thinking: Design 1.00 STU Dougherty,Devin M: 1:00PM-4:00PM TBA ART  
  Enrollment limited to 12
  NOTE: 5 spaces are reserved for first-year students. 3 seniors may enroll.
  NOTE: Registered students who do not attend the first class will be dropped from the course.
  An exploration of the fundamentals of visual language through digital and hands-on studio work. Projects emphasize process and include investigations of form, composition and sequence as vehicles of communication and expressions.
2902 STAR-135-01 Vis Think: Collage &Assemblage 1.00 STU Correa-Carlo,Lourdes R. R: 6:30PM-9:30PM TBA ART  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  NOTE: Registered students who do not attend the first class will be dropped from the course.
  NOTE: 5 spaces reserved for first-year students. 3 seniors may enroll.
  This course centers on the activity of thinking visually through physical materials. You will use materials such as paper, cloth, cardboard, metals, or wood, some new, but most old, discarded and recycled. All will be explored and exploited for their particular material, physical, and visual qualities and characteristics, to discover how they can be combined into new contexts in ways that transform the materials into an entirely new reality. Assignments will be structured with a particular theme or concept as its motivation. You will experiment with various options for adhesives and constructing technique, including the addition of paint. Expect to work on average six hours per week on assigned work outside of class.
2903 STAR-140-01 Vis Think:Drawing fr Observatn 1.00 STU Kirschbaum,Robert J. W: 1:00PM-4:00PM TBA ART  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  NOTE: Registered students who do not attend the first class will be dropped from the course.
  NOTE: 5 spaces reserved for first-year students. 3 seniors may enroll.
  NOTE: Students who have previously earned credit for STAR 121, Drawing I, may not receive credit for this course without permission of the Studio Arts Program.
  This course is an introduction to the fundamental problems involved in drawing from observation. We will develop the skill to “see” freshly and purposefully, and the ability to interpret that perception onto paper. We will learn to transform a flat piece of paper into a container of light and air, in which can be created the illusion of space and 3-dimensional form. The course identifies and explores the full vocabulary of visual thinking through drawing, utilizing a variety of observational subjects. The goal is to help you develop a personal commitment to drawing—to your own way of seeing—and to help you express it with control and authenticity. Expect to spend around six hours each week on assigned work between classes.
2904 STAR-140-02 Vis Think:Drawing fr Observatn 1.00 STU Dougherty,Devin M: 6:30PM-9:30PM TBA ART  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  NOTE: Registered students who do not attend the first class will be dropped from this course.
  NOTE: 5 spaces reserved for first-year students. 3 seniors may enroll.
  NOTE: Students who have previously earned credit for STAR 121, Drawing I, may not receive credit for this course without permission of the Studio Arts Program.
  This course is an introduction to the fundamental problems involved in drawing from observation. We will develop the skill to “see” freshly and purposefully, and the ability to interpret that perception onto paper. We will learn to transform a flat piece of paper into a container of light and air, in which can be created the illusion of space and 3-dimensional form. The course identifies and explores the full vocabulary of visual thinking through drawing, utilizing a variety of observational subjects. The goal is to help you develop a personal commitment to drawing—to your own way of seeing—and to help you express it with control and authenticity. Expect to spend around six hours each week on assigned work between classes.
2906 STAR-150-01 Vis Think: Digital Doc Photog 1.00 STU Wertz,Andrew C M: 1:00PM-4:00PM TBA ART  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  NOTE: Registered students who do not attend the first class will be dropped from the course.
  NOTE: 5 spaces reserved for first-year students. 3 seniors may enroll.
  An introduction to the practice of digital photography as a means to document or comment on the world around us. We will learn the functions of the DSLR camera, basic digital editing skills, and the grammar and syntax of visual thinking as a vehicle to articulate a personal point of view. This class focuses on visual narrative and engagement with ideas and forms beyond the photographic process itself. You should expect to work a minimum of six hours per week in addition to class time and spend significant time photographing off-campus. You must have access to a DSLR camera.
2907 STAR-155-01 Visual Think:Intro Printmaking 1.00 STU Kirschbaum,Robert J. T: 1:00PM-4:00PM TBA ART  
  Enrollment limited to 12
  NOTE: Registered students who do not attend the first class will be dropped from the course.
  NOTE: 5 seats reserved for first-year students. 3 seniors may enroll.
  Utilizing traditional and experimental printmaking media, students will explore line, tone, form and space, working primarily in black and white. The reproductive qualities of printmaking will be used to encourage developing images and ideas in a serial manner. As students develop skills and a working knowledge of the formal language of picture-making, they will be encouraged to pursue their own vision, culminating in a body of related images.
2909 STAR-235-01 Oil Painting for Today 1.00 STU Byrne,Joseph R. W: 6:30PM-9:30PM TBA ART  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  Prerequisite: Students must complete one unit in a Visual Thinking Course
  NOTE: Registered students who do not attend the first class will be dropped from the course.
  This course focuses on the techniques and processes of traditional oil painting as a vehicle for contemporary, personal expression. You will learn the basic methodology of western oil painting; the innovations of modern painting in the 20th Century; the structures of color theory and the all-encompassing importance of compositional design. Throughout this learning process the goal is to find your own voice as a painter, to develop a personal esthetic. It is recommended, but not required, that you first take a Visual Thinking course focused on drawing. Suggested prequisites: Observational Drawing STAR-140 or Color in Action STAR 138.
2910 STAR-241-01 Life Studies/Life Drawing 1.00 STU Byrne,Joseph R. R: 1:00PM-4:00PM TBA ART  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  Prerequisite: Students must complete one unit in a Visual Thinking Course
  NOTE: Registered students who do not attend the first class will be dropped from the course.
  This course focuses on intense visual study of life—in this case defined as human life. In the studio, most classes will center on rigorous life drawing sessions with models, both clothed and nude, in order to fully comprehend the anatomical form, proportional relationships, and gestural dynamics of the human body. Outside of class, and the studio, work will involve the observation and study of life situations, people in various settings and different degrees of interaction. There will be experimentation with varied drawing materials, including inter-mixing them, and a range of scales from small to large will be worked with. On average, you should expect to work six hours per week outside of class on assigned drawings. Suggested prerequisite course: Oversational Drawing, STAR-140.
3478 STAR-250-01 Photography and the Darkroom 1.00 STU Wertz,Andrew C T: 6:30PM-9:30PM TBA ART  
  Enrollment limited to 13
  Prerequisite: Students must complete one unit in a Visual Thinking Course
  NOTE: Registered students who do not attend the first class will be dropped from the course.
  This class focuses on using traditional photographic processes (non-digital) as a means of personal expression. Students focus on developing a personal esthetic while learning the photographic techniques that dominated the 20th Century – film processing and darkroom printing. Students must have access to a fully functional film camera. It is helpful, but not required, for students to have some familiarity with the basic concepts of the photographic process. Suggested prerequisite: Digital Doc Photography, STAR-150.
2911 STAR-258-01 Etching and Relief Printing 1.00 STU Cancelled ART  
  Enrollment limited to 12
  NOTE: Registered students who do not attend the first class will be dropped from the course.
  The printmaking methods collectively known as “intaglio” – etching, aquatint, drypoint, and related methods – will be presented, along with other methods, collectively known as “relief” -- woodcut, linoleum cut, relief etching. Students will be encouraged to experiment with new and innovative approaches to these traditional media while developing their personal ideas and vision.
3479 STAR-260-01 Art Studio: Metal Sculpture 1.00 STU Tillman,Patricia T: 1:00PM-4:00PM TBA ART  
  Enrollment limited to 8
  Prerequisite: Students must complete one unit in a Visual Thinking Course
  NOTE: Registered students who do not attend the first class will be dropped from the course.
  An exploration of ideas about 3D form utilizing the medium of metal. A variety of personal approaches will be encouraged in several introductory exercises (using mild steel). Students will be introduced to art historical examples of the use of metal in sculpture in the history of art ranging from assemblage to large-scale site-specific works. The final project will be a medium to large-scale sculpture in metal. May be repeated for credit.
2912 STAR-301-01 Concept & Process/Studio Art 1.00 STU Kirschbaum,Robert J. T: 6:30PM-9:30PM TBA ART  
  Enrollment limited to 12
  Prerequisite: Any two 200/300 level Studio Art courses.
  NOTE: Registered students who do not attend the first class will be dropped from the course.
  This is an advanced-level studio practice course. Students may work in any medium, or combination of media. Emphasis is placed on creating a consistent body of work that draws upon the students’ life experience or concerns, related readings and research. It is open to STAR majors and non-majors but recommended that STAR majors take this course as early as possible, preferably in sophomore or junior year.
3053 STAR-335-01 Oil Painting for Today II 1.00 STU Byrne,Joseph R. W: 6:30PM-9:30PM TBA ART  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  Prerequisite: A grade of C- or better in STAR235.
  NOTE: Registered students who do not attend the first class will be dropped from the course.
  This course is a continuation of Oil Painting for Today. This course focuses on the techniques and processes of traditional oil painting as a vehicle for contemporary, personal expression. You will learn the basic methodology of western oil painting; the innovations of modern painting in the 20th Century; the structures of color theory and the all-encompassing importance of compositional design. Throughout this learning process the goal is to find your own voice as a painter, to develop a personal esthetic. It is recommended, but not required, that you first take a Visual Thinking course focused on drawing.
3051 STAR-341-01 Life Studies/Life Drawing II 1.00 STU Byrne,Joseph R. R: 1:00PM-4:00PM TBA ART  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  Prerequistie: A grade of C- or better in STAR241
  NOTE: Registered students who do not attend the first class will be dropped from the course.
  This course is a continuation of Life Studies / Live Drawing. In the studio, most classes will center on rigorous life drawing sessions with models, both clothed and nude, in order to fully comprehend the anatomical form, proportional relationships, and gestural dynamics of the human body. Outside of class, and the studio, work will involve the observation and study of life situations, people in various settings and different degrees of interaction. There will be experimentation with varied drawing materials, including inter-mixing them, and a range of scales from small to large will be worked with. On average, you should expect to work six hours per week outside of class on assigned drawings.
3480 STAR-360-01 Art Studio:Metal Sculpture II 1.00 STU Tillman,Patricia T: 1:00PM-4:00PM TBA ART  
  Enrollment limited to 8
  Prerequisite: A grade of C- or better in STAR260.
  NOTE: Registered students who do not attend the first class will be dropped from the course.
  This course is a continuation of Art Studio: Metal Sculpture. An exploration of ideas about 3D form utilizing the medium of metal. A variety of personal approaches will be encouraged in several introductory exercises (using mild steel). Students will be introduced to art historical examples of the use of metal in sculpture in the history of art ranging from assemblage to large-scale site-specific works. The final project will be a medium to large-scale sculpture in metal. May be repeated for credit.
2302 STAR-399-01 Independent Study 1.00 - 2.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  Independent research and the execution of a project with the guidance of a faculty member, as per the College curriculum.
3052 STAR-401-01 Concept&Process/Studio Art II 1.00 STU Kirschbaum,Robert J. T: 6:30PM-9:30PM TBA ART  
  Enrollment limited to 12
  NOTE: Registered students who do not attend the first class will be dropped from the course.
  This is a continuation of Concept and Process. This is an advanced-level studio practice course. Students may work in any medium, or combination of media. Emphasis is placed on creating a consistent body of work that draws upon the students’ life experience or concerns, related readings and research. It is open to STAR majors and non-majors but recommended that STAR majors take this course as early as possible, preferably in sophomore or junior year.
2188 STAR-466-01 Teaching Assistant 0.50 - 1.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  Submission of the special registration form, available in the Registrar’s Office, and the approval of the instructor and chairperson are required for enrollment.
3550 STAR-497-01 Thesis in Studio Arts 1.00 STU TBA TBA TBA Y WEB  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  Independent studio work toward the completion of a sustained project in the student’s chosen area of concentration that is the basis for an exhibition in the Broad Street Gallery, and is accompanied by a 6-10 page paper outlining their process conceptually, technically, and formally placing their work within the context of both contemporary and historical art practice. This will involve regular individual meetings with the professor of this course, as well as several group critiques, workshop, and discussions.