Fall 2012 - Undergraduate Course Descriptions

Tady, Lorraine
Discipline and Number
ARTS 4368 Section 001
R Time 1:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Course Title
Advanced Visual Arts

Description of Course:

“An image can picture one thing while representing another.” –Michael Craig-Morton

Artists define themselves by developing their ideas into visual experiences. They freely can choose among various media creating a wide range of imagery while developing a unique pictorial style. The core of this course will allow the student to explore the creative possibilities that are open to painting, drawing, video, or digital imaging. It can range from the more traditional to the more experimental. This will allow the student the freedom to focus on their own personal ideas of creative expression through various strategies of picture or image making. Each student will be encouraged to work with a medium from which they have some prior experience or expertise and to develop a strong focused portfolio.

During the course of the semester class discussions will be held along with lectures on contemporary artists. A book will be used that focuses on the artistic practices of contemporary artists and illuminates the “intentions, motivations, and strategies” in creating their work. This will give the student first hand knowledge of artists and their creative process thus helping each student to formulate the beginning of their own style. Topics of discussion will cover such issues as internal and external sources of inspiration, crafting an artistic self, and expressing an artistic attitude. For a final each student will write an artist statement accompanied with a short presentation of their work that they created throughout the semester.

Required Texts:

To be announced

Course Requirements/Evaluation Criteria:

Must have completed ARTS 3369 or equivalent experience of expertise in some 3000 level ARTS or ATEC course. Consult instructor for approval.

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