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Course Schedule for FINE ARTS - Fall 2017
Class
No.
Course ID Title Credits Type Instructor(s) Days:Times Location Permission
Required
Dist Qtr
2355 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.
  This studio design course is an investigation of the fundamentals of visual language, with an introduction into the principles of design, with research into color theory, composition and sequencing, including the development of writing, typography and reproduction, communication and data visualization. The studio course is experiential and process-oriented.
2699 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 this course.
  NOTE: 5 spaces reserved for first-year students. 3 seniors may enroll.
  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.
3144 STAR-140-02 Vis Think:Drawing fr Observatn 1.00 STU Tillman,Patricia R: 1:00PM-4:00PM TBA ART  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  NOTE: 5 seats reserved for first year students, 7 seats for sophomores and juniors, 3 seats for seniors
  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.
3483 STAR-145-01 Visual Think: Drawing in Space 1.00 STU Tillman,Patricia W: 1:00PM-4:00PM TBA ART  
  Enrollment limited to 12
  This course introduces students to the formal language of art while exploring interconnections between the mediums of drawing and sculpture. Students will use wire and other materials to explore three-dimensional design problems as well as avenues of personal expression. Projects will involve using drawing as an exploratory process to discover parallels with sculpture including surface, structure, scale and content.
2700 STAR-150-01 Vis Think: Digital Doc Photog 1.00 STU Delano,Pablo T: 1:00PM-4:00PM TBA ART  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  NOTE: 5 seats reserved for first year students, 4 seats for sophomores, 4 for juniors, 2 for seniors
  NOTE: Any student registered in this course, or any student on the wait list wishing to take the course must attend the first class session. Registered students who do not attend the first class will be dropped. Waiting listed students who do not attend the fist class will not be admitted.
  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.
2701 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:
  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.
3484 STAR-201-01 Art Studio: Artist’s Books 1.00 STU Price,Glenna R. T: 1:00PM-4:00PM TBA ART  
  Enrollment limited to 12
  Explore the confluence of language, image, sequence, motion, and structure in the form of artists’ books. Thinking conceptually about the possibilities inherent in the book form will go hand in hand with investigating techniques and materials. Students will complete group and individual projects using a variety of media.
3175 STAR-230-01 Art Studio: Metalsmithing 1.00 STU Beck,Heather M. F: 1:00PM-4:00PM TBA ART  
  Enrollment limited to 8
  NOTE: No more than three seniors may enroll in this course
  This course introduces basic methods of forming and construction techniques in metals including forging, soldering, riveting, texturing, and polishing both ferrous and non-ferrous metals. A brief history of metallurgy will be covered as well as design and application of metalsmithing to making sculpture.
2702 STAR-235-01 Art Std:Oil Painting for Today 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:
  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. Prerequisite: Students must complete one unit in a Visual Thinking Course, preferably STAR 140: Drawing from Observation.
3485 STAR-241-01 Life Studies/Life Drawing 1.00 STU Byrne,Joseph R. W: 6:30PM-9:30PM TBA ART  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Studio Arts 140 or permission of instructor
  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.
2879 STAR-250-01 Art Std: Photography/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:
  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.
3192 STAR-258-01 Art St:Etching&Relief Printing 1.00 STU Reeds,Scott M: 1:00PM-4:00PM TBA ART  
  Enrollment limited to 12
  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.
2703 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:
  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 in their junior year.
2725 STAR-335-01 Art Std: Oil Painting Today II 1.00 STU Byrne,Joseph R. W: 1:00PM-4:00PM TBA ART  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  Prerequisite: A grade of C- or better in STAR235.
  NOTE:
  This course is a continuation of Oil Painting for Today. It continues to focus on the techniques and processes of traditional oil painting as a vehicle for contemporary, personal expression. You will expand your technical knowledge, expressive range, and conceptual understanding of painting as a visual vocabulary. You will work toward developing a sustained, individual project in the latter part of the semester.
3163 STAR-350-01 Art St:Photography&Darkroom II 1.00 STU Wertz,Andrew C T: 6:30PM-9:30PM TBA ART  
  Enrollment limited to 13
  Prerequisite: A grade of C- or better in STAR 250
  This course is a continuation of Photography and the Darkroom. 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.
2294 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.
2724 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:
  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.
2194 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.
2895 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.