Summer 2012 - Undergraduate Course Descriptions

Lapthisophon, Stephen
Discipline and Number
ARTS 4368 Section 5U1
T Time 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Course Title
Advanced Visual Arts

Description of Course:

Advanced Visual Arts (3 semester hours) may focus on advanced explorations in a specific medium or hybrid, including printing,3-D modeling,fashion,photoshop, painting, photography, drawing, sculpture, or video. An emphasis may be placed on particular themes, such as narrative or collaboration, or genres, such as landscape or portraiture, or advanced technical processes.
Participants will be challenged to work on stylistic development while investigating new contextual interfaces, collaborative interactions, and the conceptual underpinnings of their work. There will be periodic group critiques, source sharing as well as discussions on critical art topics presented through assigned readings and film. Discursive inquiry into the formality and analysis of critique structures, and the importance of design application will be addressed.
Students in the course will make a presentation proposal of the direction they wish to pursue and a list of objectives. They will follow that course to the final presentation of work at the end of the 11 week semester. The emphasis of this course is to allow focused time toward portfolio development and analysis.


Required Texts:

Selected readings TBA

Course Requirements/Evaluation Criteria:

Prerequisite: A 3000-level course in an appropriate medium or permission of the instructor.

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