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ARTH 3127. Modernist Art (3-0-3) Prerequisite: ARTH 2126. This course is a general survey of the art historical movements that introduced and established Modernism as the dominating spirit of the 19th and early 20th centuries. Consideration will be given within the context of the political and social events of the time, but it will also take into consideration the literature, music, theater and popular arts of the period. (Course fee required.)


ARTH 3128. Post-Modern and Contemporary Art (3-0-3) Prerequisite: ARTH 2126. This course is a survey of art historical movements evolved since the apex of the Modern movement in the mid-1960's. Consideration will be given to the art of the last fifty years, within the context of the political and social events of the time, but it will also take into consideration the literature, music, theater, and popular arts. The rise of new media and techniques will be considered as part of an ever expanding definition of the visual arts. (Course fee required.)


ARTS 2020. Digital Arts & Design: Digital Concepts (0-6-3) Prerequisites: ARTS 1020 and 1030. This course will offer an overview of using digital tools to express basic themes of contemporary art. The course will be comprised of studio projects accompanied by class discussions, historical introductions and critiques. Some materials covered in the class will be a continuation of knowledge acquired in 2-D and 3-D design, but most techniques and ideas will be new forms of thinking and visual expression. This course will look at the role of digital technology throughout contemporary art practice. In this project-based course students will learn established workflows as well as strategies to foster a long-term knowledgebase of contemporary tools. (Course Fee required.)


ARTS 2248. Ceramics 1 (0-6-3) Prerequisite: ARTS 1030 This course will be an introductory course for students without any prior experience in ceramics. Through assignments, demonstrations, presentations, lectures, critiques & discussions, students will be introduced to the basic forming & glazing techniques in the field of ceramics. Students will also explore historical and contemporary approaches & methods in relation to the medium. (Course fee required.)


ARTS 3256. Painting 1 (0-6-3) Prerequisites: ARTS 1011 and ARTS 1020. A basic studio introduction to the materials and methods of painting. (Course fee required.)


ARTS 3265. Photography 1 (0-6-3) Prerequisite: ARTS 1020 with a grade of "C" or better or permission of instructor. Introductory photographic theory, techniques and processes and their application. (Course fee required.)


ARTS 3288. Sculpture 1 (0-6-3) Prerequisite: ARTS 1030. Introductory studio experience in principal sculptural methods. (Course fee required.)


ARTS 3305. Contemporary Art: Theory and Practice (0-6-3) This is an interdisciplinary art course, which examines the theoretical and philosophical implications of contemporary art through readings, discussions, written assignments, presentations and studio art projects. In this course students will examine how artists approach their practices from different points of view by exploring distinct methods to arts’ creation and interpretation. Students will investigate advanced problems in creative production and will learn how to read and analyze theoretical and philosophical essays about art, society, culture and the individual artist. At the end of the course, students will reflect on the meaning and purpose of their own studio practice and discover how ideas impact the content and form of their artistic production. (Course Fee Required.)


ARTS 4010. BA Thesis (0-0-0) This capstone course will culminate in the presentation of the students’ research. The students’ work will vary depending on the students’ area of interests and may include, but is not limited to, exhibition, oral presentation, performance, and book publication. (Course fee required.)