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ARTE 3000. Pre Exhibit Review (BSED) (0-0-0) This course involves showing and talking about your work with a panel of faculty members. It is meant to gauge your level of understanding of contemporary and historical art concerns, your progress in portfolio development, preparedness for exhibition, and critical engagement with your work. At this stage in your art education, you are building your portfolio through intermediate and advanced level coursework and should be able to show proficiency in a range of studio disciplines. You will be expected to identify specific concerns and interests reflected in your work in terms of what you are potentially installing for your graduate exhibition. This is your opportunity to demonstrate and discuss your artistic process and the conceptual intentions of your artwork. A passing grade for the junior review is required before taking the Senior Exhibition class.


ARTH 3127. Modernist Art (3-0-3) 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) 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 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 4796. Art Seminar: Thesis Exhibition (3-{0-6}-{3-15}) Prerequisites: ARTS 3000 and ARTS3305 This interdisciplinary capstone course will focus on presenting artwork for exhibition, exhibition design, installing artwork, and the completion of artistic research. Students in this course will be provided studio space to develop a self-directed creative project to be exhibited at the end of the semester. Additionally, students will gain professional public presentation skills by presenting their artistic research through completion of an oral presentation and written thesis. (Course Fee Required.)