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Arts Administration
ARAD 1550Topics in Arts Administration (1.00)
Offered
Spring 2019
Topics in Arts Administration, where the topic may change. At present (2012) The Art Business and Art Criticism are topic examples under the ARAD 1550 banner, both being taught in Fall, 2012.
Course was offered Fall 2017, Spring 2016, Fall 2014
ARAD 3100Principles and Practices of Arts Administration (3.00)
Introductory survey of principles and practices of arts administration, as the crossroads of art and audience.
ARAD 3550Topics of Arts in Context (3.00 - 4.00)
Offered
Spring 2019
Topics course on The Arts in Context, where role of the arts in human society is examined in various contexts.
ARAD 3559New Course in Development for the Arts (3.00 - 4.00)
This course provides the opportunity to offer new topics in the subject of Development for the Arts.
Course was offered Spring 2012, Summer 2010, Spring 2010
ARAD 3993Independent Study (3.00)
Independent study in Arts Adminstration
ARAD 4050Arts Marketing Theory and Practice (3.00)
Audience development theory and marketing strategies and techniques as they apply specifically to the arts and arts institutions.
ARAD 4200Development and Board Management (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2019
This course explores techniques and rationales behind the giving and the raising of funds; and the closely related skills of leading and managing trustees, boards and volunteers. The course will examine these fields using both theory and practical applications. Both in-class discussions and distinguished guest speakers will be utilized.
Course was offered Spring 2018
ARAD 4500Introduction to Design Thinking (3.00)
This course is a pilot seminar designed to launch for the School of Architecture a curriculum in Design Thinking, to be broadened and deepened in subsequent semesters. The course introduces the use of abductive reasoning to solve complex problems, using Architecture and the Arts as exemplars of creative problem solving techniques.
Course was offered Fall 2018
ARAD 4559New Course in Arts Administration (1.00 - 4.00)
Offered
Spring 2019
This course provides the opportunity to offer new topics in the subject of Arts Administration.
Course was offered Fall 2016, Fall 2015, Spring 2010
History of Art and Architecture
ARAH 5253Italian Fifteenth Century Painting I (3.00)
Italian Fifteenth Century Painting I
ARAH 5559New Course in History of Art (3.00 - 4.00)
This course provides the opportunity to offer new topics in the subject of History of Art.
ARAH 5575Topics in Modern Art History (3.00)
examines focused topics in the history of modern art
Course was offered Fall 2012
ARAH 8051Theory and Interpretation in the Visual Arts (3.00)
Investigates problems in the theory and interpretation of the visual arts
ARAH 8091MA Thesis Research (3.00)
MA Thesis Research
ARAH 8092MA Thesis Writing (3.00)
The MA thesis, up to 50 pages in length, will be prepared under the supervision of the major advisor, reviewed by a three-person committee and defended orally before the end of term.
ARAH 8095Dissertation Proposal (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2019
Preparation of a 15-20 page dissertation proposal under the supervision of a dissertation advisor.
ARAH 8695Special Reading Problems (3.00 - 12.00)
Offered
Spring 2019
Special Reading Problems
ARAH 8998Non-Topical Rsch, Masters Prep (1.00 - 12.00)
Offered
Spring 2019
For master's research, taken before a thesis director has been selected.
ARAH 8999Non-Topical Research, Masters (1.00 - 12.00)
Offered
Spring 2019
For master's research, taken under the supervision of a thesis director.
ARAH 9500Seminar in Ancient Architecture/Archaeology (3.00)
Investigates problems in ancient architecture/archaeology.
ARAH 9505Seminar in Ancient Art/Archaeology (3.00)
Investigates problems in ancient art/archaeology
ARAH 9510Seminar in Medieval Architecture (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2019
Investigates problems in medieval architecture
ARAH 9515Seminar in Medieval Art (3.00)
Investigates problems in medieval art
ARAH 9520Seminar in Renaissance/Baroque Architecture (3.00)
Investigates problems in Renaissance and/or Baroque architecture.
ARAH 9525Seminar in Renaissance/Baroque Art (3.00)
Investigates problems in renaissance/baroque art
ARAH 9535Seminar in 18th/19th Art (3.00)
Investigates problems in 18th-19th century art
ARAH 9540Seminar in 20th/21st Century Architecture (3.00)
Investigates problems in 20th/21st century architecture
ARAH 9545Seminar in 20th/21st Century Art (3.00)
Investigates problems in 20th/21st century architecture.
ARAH 9560Seminar in Architecture Theory, Comparative & Other Topics (3.00)
Investigates problems in architecture theory, comparative, and other topics.
Course was offered Spring 2014, Spring 2011
ARAH 9565Seminar in Art Theory, Comparative & Other Topics (3.00)
Investigates problems in architecture theory, comparative, and other topics
ARAH 9570Seminar in the Architecture of the Americas (3.00)
Investigates problems in architecture of the Americas
ARAH 9575Seminar in the Art of the Americas (3.00)
Investigates problems in art of the Americas
Course was offered Spring 2018, Spring 2015
ARAH 9580Seminar in the Architecture of East, South, and Southeast Asia (3.00)
Investigates problems in architecture of East, South, and Southeast Asia
ARAH 9585Seminar in the Art of East, South, and Southeast Asia (3.00)
Investigates problems in art of East, South, and Southeast Asia
ARAH 9590Seminar in the Architecture of Africa or Islam (3.00)
Investigates problems in architecture of Africa or Islam
Course was offered Spring 2011
ARAH 9595Seminar in the Art of Africa or Islam (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2019
Investigates problems in art of Africa or Islam.
ARAH 9995Supervised Research (3.00 - 12.00)
Offered
Spring 2019
Supervised Research
ARAH 9998Non-Topical Rsch,Doctoral Prep (1.00 - 12.00)
Offered
Spring 2019
For doctoral research, taken before a dissertation director has been selected.
ARAH 9999Non-Topical Research, Doctoral (1.00 - 12.00)
Offered
Spring 2019
For doctoral research taken under the supervision of a dissertation director.
History of Art
ARTH 1004A History of Architecture (3.00)
This course will introduce students to the study of architecture through an examination of selected examples from the history of architecture with a focus on Europe and the United States and buildings relevant to those regions (e.g. the Great Pyramids, the Parthenon, Versailles). Classes will be a combination of lectures and discussions as students are taught the fundamentals of architectural history as well as how to analyze buildings.
ARTH 1051History of Art I (4.00)
A survey of the great monuments of art and architecture from their beginnings in caves through the arts of Egypt, Mesopotamia, Greece and Rome, Byzantium, the Islamic world, and medieval western Europe. The course attempts to make art accessible to students with no background in the subject, and it explains the ways in which painting, sculpture, and architecture are related to mythology, religion, politics, literature, and daily life. The course serves as a visual introduction to the history of the West.
ARTH 1052History of Art II: Renaissance to Post-Modern Art and Architecture (3.00 - 4.00)
Studies the history and interpretation of architecture, sculpture and painting from 1400 to the present.
ARTH 1500Introductory Seminars in Art History (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2019
Introductory Seminars in Art History are small classes for first- and second-year students that emphasize reading, writing, and discussion. While subject varies with the instructor, topics will be selected that allow students to engage broad issues and themes historically and in relationship to contemporary concerns and debates. Subject is announced prior to each registration period. Enrollment is capped at 15.
ARTH 1505Topics in Art History (3.00 - 4.00)
Offered
Spring 2019
Examines focused topics in Art History.
ARTH 1559Topics in Art History (3.00)
This course is an introductory level course in art history on a new topic
ARTH 2052Ancient Egypt (3.00 - 4.00)
Offered
Spring 2019
Survey of Egyptian art and architecture (Predynastic-New Kingdom, 4000-1100 BC). The course introduces students to the great monuments and works of art, and to the beliefs that engendered them. While the focus is on pharaonic 'visual' culture, neglected 'others' (women, cross-gendered persons, foreigners, commoners) and their material/visual cultures are brought to attention to provide a nuanced understanding of Egyptian society and culture.
ARTH 2053Greek Art and Archaeology (3.00 - 4.00)
The vase painting, sculpture, architecture, and other arts of the Greeks, from the Bronze Age through the Hellenistic periods. Works are studies in their social, political, and religious contexts with a special focus on archaeology and material culture.
ARTH 2054Roman Art and Archaeology (3.00 - 4.00)
Offered
Spring 2019
Following an overview of Etruscan art, the course examines the development of Roman architecture, urbanism, sculpture and painting from the Republic to Constantine. A focus is Rome itself, but other archaeological sites, such as Pompeii, in Italy and throughout the empire are also considered. Themes, such as succession, the achievements of the emperor, the political and social role of art, and the dissolution of classical art, are traced.
ARTH 2055Introduction to Classical Archaeology (3.00 - 4.00)
Introduces the history, theory, and field techniques of classical archaeology. Major sites of the Bronze Age (Troy, Mycenae) as well as Greek and Roman cities and sanctuaries (e.g., Athens, Olympia, Pompeii) illustrate important themes in Greek and Roman culture and the nature of archaeological data.
Course was offered Spring 2018, Fall 2015, Spring 2013
ARTH 2056Aegean Art and Archaeology (3.00 - 4.00)
Introduction to the art and archaeology of the prehistoric Aegean, from the Early Bronze Age to the end of the Late Bronze Age (ca. 3000-1200 BCE). Notable sites examined include Troy, Knossos, Mycenae, Thebes, Pylos. The course also examines cultural and artistic connections with New Kingdom Egypt and the Late Bronze Age Levant.
ARTH 2151Early Christian and Byzantine Art (3.00 - 4.00)
Studies the art of the early Church in East and West and its subsequent development in the East under the aegis of Byzantium. Includes the influence of theological, liturgical and political factors on the artistic expression of Eastern Christian spirituality.
Course was offered Fall 2018, Fall 2016, Fall 2015, Fall 2014
ARTH 2153Romanesque and Gothic Art (3.00 - 4.00)
From the Romanesque churches along the Pilgrimage Routes to the new Gothic architecture at St. Denis outside Paris and on to late medieval artistic production in Prague, this course examines profound and visually arresting expressions of medieval piety, devotion, and power made by artists from roughly 1000-1500. Throughout our investigations, particular attention will be paid to the contributions of important medieval women.
ARTH 2154Early Medieval Art (3.00 - 4.00)
This course examines art created in the era from 300 to 1100, when early medieval artists, motivated by devotion to their faiths and scientific beliefs, crafted beautiful and refined visual expressions of their values. These crafted confessions in stone, paint, parchment, and metal provide the living historical records of a vibrant period, during which medieval artists asserted their various cultural identities.
ARTH 2251Italian Renaissance Art (3.00)
Studies painting, architecture, and sculpture in Italy from the close of the Middle Ages through the sixteenth century. Focuses on the work of major artists such as Giotto, Donatello, Botticelli, Leonardo, and Michelangelo. Detailed discussion of the social, political, and cultural background of the arts.
ARTH 2252High Renaissance and Mannerist Art (3.00 - 4.00)
Offered
Spring 2019
Studies the painting, architecture, and sculpture or the sixteenth century, emphasizing the works of major artists, such as Leonardo, Michelangelo, Raphael, Giorgione, and Titian. Detailed discussion of the social, political, and cultural background of the arts.
ARTH 2271Northern Renaissance Art (3.00 - 4.00)
Surveys major developments in painting and graphics in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries in the Netherlands and Germany. Includes the rise of Netherlandish naturalism and the origins of woodcut and engraving. Explores the effects of humanist taste on sixteenth-century painting and the iconographic consequences of the Reformation. Emphasizes the work of major artists, such as Van Eyck, Van der Weyden, Dürer, Bosch, and Bruegel.
Course was offered Fall 2015
ARTH 2273Disneyland (3.00)
This course examines the visual, aesthetic and cultural effects of Disneyland. It considers the history of the theme parks, its relationship to Disney films, and its visual construction of space, leisure, and American cultural identity. Presented both chronologically and thematically, this course is both reading and writing intensive.
Course was offered Summer 2017, Summer 2015, Summer 2013
ARTH 2275Heroes, Superheroes and American Visual Culture (3.00)
This course examines the aesthetic and cultural importance of 'heroes' and heroic representation in American visual culture from the mid-18th century to the present. It considers the construction and representation of heroic figures within debates about aesthetics, national identity, political representation, and popular culture. Presented both chronologically and thematically, this coure is both reading and writing intensive.
Course was offered Summer 2016, Summer 2014
ARTH 2281The Age of Caravaggio, Velázquez, and Bernini (3.00 - 4.00)
Studies the painting, sculpture, and architecture of the seventeenth century in Italy, the Low Countries, France, and Spain. Focuses on Caravaggio, Bernini, Velazquez, Rubens, Rembrandt, and Poussin.
Course was offered Fall 2018, Fall 2016, Fall 2012, Fall 2011
ARTH 2282The Age of Rubens and Rembrandt: Baroque Art in the Netherlands (3.00 - 4.00)
Offered
Spring 2019
A survey of the art of the Dutch and Flemish Golden Age, including such artists as Rubens, Rembrandt, van Dyck, Hals and Vermeer. The course examines innovations in style and new subjects like landscape, still life and daily-life genre in relation to major historical developments, including the revolt of the Netherlands, the rise of the Dutch Republic, and the Counter-Reformation. The course includes a survey of Dutch architecture.
ARTH 2351Eighteenth-Century European Art (3.00 - 4.00)
Surveys European painting and sculpture from the late Baroque period to Neo-Classicism. Emphasizes the artistic careers of major figures and on the larger social, political, and cultural contexts of their work. Artists include Watteau, Boucher, Fragonard, Chardin, Falconet, Pigalle, Greuze, Batoni, Rusconi, Hogarth, Gainsborough, and Reynolds.
Course was offered Fall 2011
ARTH 2352Art of Revolutionary Europe (3.00 - 4.00)
Surveys European painting and sculpture from the last decades of the Ancien Regime to the liberal revolutions of 1848. Major artists, such as David, Canova, Ingres, Constable, Turner, Gericault, Delacroix, Friedrich, Goya, Corot, and Thorvaldsen are examined in their political, economic, social, spiritual, and aesthetic contexts.
Course was offered Fall 2018, Spring 2011
ARTH 2354British Art (3.00 - 4.00)
This survey of British Art in the modern period examines the work of some of Britain's greatest painters, sculptors, and printmakers including Hogarth, Blake, Flaxman, Turner, the Pre-Raphaelites, Sickert, Bacon, and Freud. Major themes include the relationship of British art to religion, urbanization, empire, industrialization, and post-colonialism.
Course was offered Spring 2016, Fall 2013, Fall 2010
ARTH 2361Nineteenth-Century European Art (3.00 - 4.00)
A thematic survey of European art in the long nineteenth century, the course examines the work of German, French, Italian, British and Scandinavian artists, among them Boucher, Vien, David, Friedrich, Ingres, Gericault, Delacroix, Courbet, Manet, Whistler, Van Gogh, Gauguin, Munch, and others. Key course themes will include artistic training and practice, exhibition, and art-theoretical debates of the period.
Course was offered Spring 2012
ARTH 2371Impressionism and Post Impressionism (3.00 - 4.00)
Offered
Spring 2019
Surveys modernist movements in European art during the second half of the nineteenth century. Major themes include the establishment of modernity as a cultural ideal, the development of the avant-garde, and the genesis of the concept of abstraction.
Course was offered Fall 2016, Spring 2014, Fall 2011
ARTH 2372Paris, "Capital of the Nineteenth Century" (3.00 - 4.00)
Examines the places, spaces, practices and representations of Paris in the nineteenth century. Tracing the changing faces of the city, we will study the modern city through architecture and urban planning, painting, drawing, photography, popular imagery and literature. Topics include Paris 'types'; fashion and birth of the department store; Haussmannization; and the 'spectacular' Paris of the panorama, morgue, Opera, and World's Fairs.
Course was offered Fall 2015, Fall 2012, Fall 2009
ARTH 2451Modern Art, 1900-1945 (3.00 - 4.00)
A survey of major artistic movements in Europe and the United States during the first half of the twentieth century: Fauvism and Expressionism, Cubism, Futurism, the School of Paris, Dada and Surrealism, the Russian avant-garde, modernist trends in America. Painting, sculpture, photography, and the functional arts are discussed.
ARTH 2471Art Since 1945 (3.00 - 4.00)
Surveys art production and theory in the U.S. and Europe since World War II. Relationships between artistic practice and critical theory are stressed in an examination of movements ranging from abstract expressionism to neo-geo.
ARTH 2472Modern Art in Italy (3.00 - 4.00)
ARTH 2472 will use the resources of Italy's modern and contemporary art museums supplemented by classroom and on-site lectures to offer an overview of the major movements of modern art in Italy. It will examine the historical and political contexts for developments from Futurism and Valori Plastici to Informel and Arte Povera, with a particular focus on the postwar years..
ARTH 2491The History of Photography (3.00 - 4.00)
General survey of the photographic medium from 1839 to the present. Emphasizes the technical, aesthetic, and critical issues particular to the medium.
ARTH 2525Topics in Renaissance Art History (3.00 - 4.00)
Examines focused topics in Renaissance Art History.
ARTH 2559New Course in History of Art (3.00 - 4.00)
Offered
Spring 2019
This course provides the opportunity to offer new topics in the subject History of Art.
ARTH 2745African American Art (3.00)
This course surveys the visual arts (painting, sculpture, photography, prints, mixed media and textiles) produced by those of African descent in the United States from the Colonial period to the present. Presented both chronologically and thematically, the class interrogates issues of artistic identity, gender, patronage and the aesthetic influences of the African Diaspora and European and Euro-American aesthetics on African American artists.
Course was offered Fall 2015, Fall 2012
ARTH 2751American Art to the Civil War (3.00 - 4.00)
This lecture course will examine the visual arts (painting, sculpture, photography, prints) of the United States from establishment of the nation to and through the Civil War. Particular attention will be paid to the cultural, political and social issues that provide a contextual framework for the interpretation and analysis of these works of art.
Course was offered Fall 2013
ARTH 2752American Art Since Reconstruction (3.00 - 4.00)
This lecture course examines the visual arts (painting, sculpture, photography, prints) of the United States from the late 19th-century to World War II. Particular emphasis is placed on cultural, political, and social issues that provide a contextual framework for the analysis of these images. The course interrogates topics such as artistic identity, American modernism, patronage, and the influence of popular culture on fine art.
Course was offered Fall 2014, Fall 2011, Spring 2010
ARTH 2753Arts & Cultures of the Slave South (3.00 - 4.00)
This interdisciplinary course covers the American South to the Civil War. While the course centers on the visual arts 'architecture, material culture, decorative arts, painting, and sculpture' it is not designed as a regional history of art, but an exploration of the interrelations between history, material and visual cultures, foodways, music and literature in the formation of Southern identities.
ARTH 2771American Modernism (3.00 - 4.00)
American Modernism is a survey of American art in the first half of the 20th century. The course will address the arrival of modern art in America, the situation of the American artist in relation to European art, and an American public, and the question of the American art.
ARTH 2772American Film Noir and the City (3.00 - 4.00)
Studies the classic period of film noir and its engagement with the city as a problematic subject and a frequent resource within American Art and culture immediately before and after WW II. Using the classic period of film noir as a framework, this lecture and discussion course examines the ways in which 'the city' is represented as a problematic subject and a frequent resource within American Art and culture immediately before and after WWII.
Course was offered Summer 2010
ARTH 2851World Art (3.00 - 4.00)
Big art history, on the role of art in human cultures. The construction of spaces in relation to human presence. Materials, skills, and the making of social hierarchies. Places, group origins, and identity. Kingship and empire across the continents; art and world religions. Contact, interaction and the beginnings of the present world.
Course was offered Spring 2015
ARTH 2861East Asian Art (3.00 - 4.00)
Introduces the artistic traditions of China, Korea, and Japan, from prehistoric times to the modern era. Surveys major monuments and the fundamental concepts behind their creation, and examines artistic form in relation to society, individuals, technology, and ideas.
ARTH 2862Arts of the Buddhist World- India to Japan (3.00 - 4.00)
Offered
Spring 2019
Surveys the Buddhist sculpture, architecture and painting of India, China and Japan. Considers aspects of history and religious doctrine.
ARTH 2871The Arts of India (3.00 - 4.00)
The class is an overview of Indian sculpture, architecture, and painting from the Third Millennium BC to the 18th century AD and includes works from Hindu, Buddhist, Jain and Islamic traditions.
ARTH 2961Arts of the Islamic World (3.00 - 4.00)
Offered
Spring 2019
The class is an overview of art made in the service of Islam in the Central Islamic Lands, Egypt, North Africa, Spain, Turkey, Iran, Central Asia, and South and Southeast Asia.
Course was offered Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
ARTH 3051Greek Vase Painting (3.00 - 4.00)
Survey of the major styles, techniques, and painters of Greek vases produced in the Archaic and Classical periods (c. 700-350 b.c.). Emphasizes themes of myth and daily life, the relationship of vases to other ancient arts, the legacy of form and decoration in the arts of later periods, such as 18th century England, and comparisons with other cultures, such as the Native American southwest. Prerequisite: any course in Art History, Anthropology, Classics or History.
Course was offered Spring 2017, Spring 2014, Spring 2011
ARTH 3061Roman Architecture (3.00)
Study of the history of Roman architecture from the Republic to the late empire with special emphasis on the evolution of urban architecture in Rome. Also considered are Roman villas, Roman landscape architecture, the cities of Pompeii and Ostia, major sites of the Roman provinces, and the architectural and archaeological field methods used in dealing with ancient architecture.
ARTH 3062Pompeii (3.00)
Explores the life, art, architecture, urban development, religion, economy, and daily life of the famous Roman city destroyed in the cataclysmic eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in a.d. 79.
ARTH 3151Art and Science in the Middle Ages (3.00 - 4.00)
During the medieval period, power and knowledge required the endorsement of clerics. Alongside secular courtiers they also cultivated creative expressions of their erudition, revealing the medieval interpenetration of art, science and religion. The artworks surveyed in this course provide lasting records of critically creative confrontations between the scientific and spiritual traditions linked to medieval Christianity, Islam, and Judaism.
Course was offered Spring 2014
ARTH 3251Gender and Art in Renaissance Italy (3.00 - 4.00)
Examines how notions of gender shaped the production, patronage, and fruition of the visual arts in Italy between 1350 and 1600. Prerequisite: A previous course in art history or gender studies.
Course was offered Fall 2017
ARTH 3254Leonardo da Vinci (3.00)
An analysis of Leonardo da Vinci's paintings, drawings, and notes, giving special attention to his writings and drawings on human anatomy, the theory of light and shade, color theory, and pictorial composition. His work is considered in relation to the works of fellow artists such as Bramante, Raphael, and Michelangelo as well as within the context of Renaissance investigation of the natural world. Prerequisite: One course in the humanities.
Course was offered Fall 2012, Spring 2012, Fall 2011
ARTH 3255Renaissance Art on Site (3.00)
Firsthand, direct knowledge of Renaissance art and architecture through an intensive program of on-site visits in Florence and Rome. The course aims to provide a deeper understanding of the specificity of images and sites; that is, their materials, texture, scale, size, proportions, colors, and volumes. It also aims to instill a full sense of the importance of the original location for the understanding and interpretation of Renaissance art. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
ARTH 3257Michelangelo and His Time (3.00)
Analyzes the work of Michelangelo in sculpture, painting and architecture in relation to his contemporaries in Italy and the North. The class focuses on the close investigation of his preparatory drawings, letters, poems and documents. Prerequisite: One course in the history of art beyond the level of ARTH 1051 and 1052
Course was offered Fall 2010, Fall 2009
ARTH 3491Women Photographers and Feminist Aesthetics (3.00)
This course explores the question of whether there might be something called a 'feminist aesthetics.' We look at the work of a handful of women photographers, and read criticism about photography, to leverage our exploration into feminist aesthetics. The course works within the frame of feminist discourse. It presents the work of a small number of photographers whose work we will interpret in conjunction with readings in criticism and theory.
Course was offered Spring 2015, Spring 2014
ARTH 3525Topics in Renaissance Art History (3.00 - 4.00)
Examines focused topics in Renaissance Art History.
Course was offered Spring 2011, Fall 2010, Fall 2009
ARTH 3545Topics In 20th/21st Century Art (3.00 - 4.00)
Examines focused topics in 20th/21st Art History.
ARTH 3559New Course in History of Art (3.00 - 4.00)
Offered
Spring 2019
This course provides the opportunity to offer new topics in the subject History in Art.
ARTH 3591Art History Colloquium (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2019
The Art History Colloquium combines lecture and discussion. Subject varies with the instructor, who may decide to focus attention either on a particular period, artist, or theme, or on the broader question of the aims and methods of art history. Subject is announced prior to each registration period. This course fulfills the second writing requirement, involving at least two writing assignments totaling at a minimum 4,000 words (20 pages).
ARTH 3595Art History Practicum (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2019
The Art History Practicum course places added emphasis on immersive experience and the active construction of knowledge, involving hands-on projects, experiments, lab work, and field trips of varying lengths, including on-site studies at archaeological sites, laboratories, or museums.
ARTH 3651Anthropology of Australian Aboriginal Art (3.00)
This class studies the intersection of anthropology, art and material culture focusing on Australian Aboriginal art. We examine how Aboriginal art has moved from relative obscurity to global recognition over the past 30 yrs. Topics include the historical and cultural contexts of invention, production, marketing and appropriation of Aboriginal art. Students will conduct research using the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection and Study Center.
ARTH 3861Chinese Art (3.00 - 4.00)
Offered
Spring 2019
The course is a survey of the major epochs of Chinese art from pre-historic to the modern period. The course intends to familiarize students with the important artistic traditions developed in China: ceramics, bronzes, funerary art and ritual, Buddhist art, painting, and garden architecture. It seeks to understand artistic form in relation to technology, political and religious beliefs, and social and historical contexts, with focus on the role of the state or individuals as patrons of the arts. It also introduces the major philosophic and religious traditions (Confucianism, Daoism, and Buddhism) that have shaped cultural and aesthetic ideals, Chinese art theories, and the writings of leading scholars.
ARTH 3951Modern and Contemporary African Art (3.00 - 4.00)
Studies Africa's chief forms of visual art from prehistoric times to the present.
ARTH 3993Independent Study (1.00 - 3.00)
Offered
Spring 2019
Independent study in the history of art
ARTH 4051Art History: Theory and Practice (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2019
This course introduces art history majors to the basic tools and methods of art historical research, and to the theoretical and historical questions of art historical interpretation. The course will survey a number of current approaches to the explanation and interpretation of works of art, and briefly address the history of art history. Prerequisite: Major or minor in art history.
ARTH 4591Undergraduate Seminar in the History of Art (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2019
Subject varies with the instructor, who may decide to focus attention either on a particular period, artist, or theme, or on the broader question of the aims and methods of art history. Subject is announced prior to each registration period. Representative subjects include the life and art of Pompeii, Roman painting and mosaics, history and connoisseurship of baroque prints, art and politics in revolutionary Europe, Picasso and painting, and problems in American art and culture. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
ARTH 4951University Museums Internship (3.00)
This is the second semester of the internship at either the Fralin Museum of Art or Kluge Ruhe. Students will work approximately 100 hours per semester in the museum, and will participate in three training sessions and three academic seminars. Prequisite: ARTH/GDS 4951 and instructor permission, by application. Please see information at www.virginia.edu/art/arthistory/courses and www.artsandsciences.virginia.edu/globaldevelopment
ARTH 4952University Museums Internship (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2019
This is the second semester internship at either UVA Art Museum or Kluge Ruhe. Students will work approximately 100 hours per semester in the museum, and will participate in three training sessions and three academic seminars. ARTH/GDS 4951 and instructor permission, by application; deadline May 1. Please see information at www.virginia.edu/art/arthistory/courses and www.artsandsciences.virginia.edu/globaldevelopment
ARTH 4998Undergraduate Thesis Research (3.00)
Research for a thesis of approximately 50 written pages undertaken in the fall semester of the fourth year by art history majors who have been accepted into the department's Distinguished Majors Program.
ARTH 4999Undergraduate Thesis Writing (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2019
Writing of a thesis of approximately 50 written pages undertaken in the spring semester of the fourth year by art history majors who have been accepted into the department's Distinguished Majors Program.
ARTH 5559New Course in Art History (1.00 - 4.00)
This course provides the opportunity to offer a new topic in the subject of art history.
Course was offered Spring 2016
Studio Art
ARTS 1559New Course in Studio Art (1.00 - 4.00)
New course in the subject of studio art.
ARTS 2000Introduction to Studio Art (3.00)
An introductory course divided into three segments, covering the basic concepts and practice of studio art. In Drawing, students will learn observational drawing and how visual thinking connects with the hand. The Conceptual segment will exercise creative problem-solving skills and teach students to engage in critical discourse. The Digital segment teaches basic technical skills and digital tools including still and moving image and sound.
ARTS 2110Introduction to Photography I (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2019
Focuses on gaining a working understanding of black and white photo processes and, most importantly, opening up a dialogue about photography. Class assignments help students understand the visual language of photography using 35mm film and printing in the darkroom. In addition, lectures explore examples from the historical and contemporary worlds of fine art photography and readings range from art and philosophy to science. Prereq: ARTS 2610
ARTS 2112Introduction to Photography II (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2019
Building off of 2110, this course offers an introduction to color photography, digital printing methods, and medium format cameras. Advanced skills are demonstrated and practiced with the goal of increasing the quality of the work. Further explorations into historical and contemporary art issues via presentations, visiting artists, and readings increase awareness. Students create a final portfolio. Prerequisite: ARTS 2110
ARTS 2220Introduction to New Media I (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2019
This class introduces digital techniques in the context of fine art. Topics covered include digital imaging and basic interactive art. Prerequisite: ARTS 2610.
ARTS 2222Introduction to New Media II (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2019
Building on the skills and concepts established in ARTS 2220, this class introduces animation techniques in the context of fine arts. Prerequisite: ARTS 2220.
ARTS 2310Installation and Performance Art I (3.00)
This course introduces new art genres including installation, performance, and video documentation to the student's art practice. Includes contemporary Art History, theory, and the creation of art made with non-traditional materials, methods and formats. Prerequisite: ARTS 2610
Course was offered Summer 2017, Spring 2013, Fall 2010
ARTS 2370Introduction to Cinematography I (3.00)
The course introduces experimental 16mm film production as a practice of visual art. These courses include technical, historical, and theoretical issues that apply to cinematography and its relationship to the traditional visual arts. Prerequisite: ARTS 2610.
ARTS 2372Introduction to Cinematography II (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2019
Prerequisite: ARTS 2370
ARTS 2511Special Topics in Photography (3.00)
This course will focus on the topic of documentary photography, a working style that combines accurate depiction with impassioned advocacy, usually with the goal of arousing public commitment to social change. Since the 1980s this mode has expanded to include formal and iconographical investigation of social experience with a counterstain of personal images. This class will use digital photography to develop projects and portfolios.
ARTS 2530Special Topics in Cinematography (3.00)
An introduction to the specialized materials, methods, processes, and cultural issues as they relate to the history and practice of cinematography.
ARTS 2559New Course in Studio Art (1.00 - 4.00)
New course in the subject of studio art.
Course was offered Fall 2017, Spring 2016
ARTS 2560Special Topics in Printmaking (3.00 - 4.00)
Offered
Spring 2019
An introduction to the specialized materials, methods, processes, and cultural issues as they relate to the history and practice of Printmaking
ARTS 2570Special Topics in Painting (3.00)
Students are introduced to specialized materials, methods and cultural issues as they relate to painting.
Course was offered Summer 2015, Spring 2012, Fall 2011
ARTS 2580Special Topics in Sculpture (3.00)
An introduction to the specialized materials, methods, processes, and cultural issues as they relate to the history and practice of Sculpture
ARTS 2610Introduction to Drawing I (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2019
Drawing provides students with a foundation of skills, judgement, and observational abilities that are essential to artistic expression. ARTS2000 is required for every Studio Art major and minor and a prerequisite for all other media related courses in Studio Art.
ARTS 2620Introduction to Drawing II (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2019
Continuation of ARTS 2610 with projects emphasizing on drawing skills and analytical thinking. The majority of assignments will be concept-based to encourage students to develop individual visual language. Prerequisite: ARTS 2610.
ARTS 2630Life Drawing I (3.00)
Creations of drawings of a living model in various media. Topics include artistic anatomy, figure and portrait drawing. Prerequisite: ARTS 2610.
ARTS 2632Life Drawing II (3.00)
Creations of drawings of a living model in various media. Topics include artistic anatomy, figure and portrait drawing. Prerequisite: ARTS 2610.
ARTS 2670Introduction to Printmaking I (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2019
Introduction to basic black and white etching techniques, basic black and white plate lithography, and techniques of stone lithography. Printmaking professors and course content vary from semester to semester. Prerequisite: ARTS 2610 and either ARTS 2620, ARTS 2630, or ARTS 2632.
ARTS 2672Introduction to Printmaking II (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2019
Introduction to Lithography (planographic), and woodcut and other relief printmaking processes. Prerequisite: ARTS 2610 and either ARTS 2620, ARTS 2630, or ARTS 2632.
ARTS 2710Introduction to Painting I (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2019
Introduction to basic water painting techniques and materials (including acrylic, gouache, and water color), emphasizing perception and color. Assignments are designed to assist the student in understanding the creative process and interpreting the environment through a variety of subject matter expressed in painted images. Encourages individual stylistic development. Prerequisite: ARTS 2610 and either ARTS 2620, ARTS 2630, or ARTS 2632.
ARTS 2712Introduction to Painting II (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2019
Introduction to Oil-based painting. Prerequisite: ARTS 2610 and either ARTS 2620, ARTS 2630, or ARTS 2632
ARTS 2810Introduction to Sculpture I (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2019
Investigates the sculptural process through modeling, carving, fabricating and casting. Examines traditional and contemporary concerns of sculpture by analyzing historical examples and work done in class. Prerequisite: ARTS 2610 and either ARTS 2620, ARTS 2630, or ARTS 2632.
ARTS 2812Introduction to Sculpture II (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2019
Introduction to sculpture techniques. Prerequisite: ARTS 2610 and either ARTS 2620, ARTS 2630, or ARTS 2632.
ARTS 3110Intermediate Photography I (3.00)
Expands technical possibilities available to students by introducing large format cameras. Class time involves evaluating work in progress, slide presentations (sometimes by students as research projects) or discussion of reading material. Students create a final portfolio from assignments. Cameras provided. Prerequisite: ARTS 2110 and ARTS 2112
ARTS 3112Intermediate Photography II (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2019
Explores intermediate-level photographic techniques and concepts. Specific course content varies according to faculty. (Spring only). Prerequisite: ARTS 2110 and ARTS 2112.
ARTS 3220Intermediate New Media Part I (3.00)
This class continues the investigation of digital art begun in ARTS 2220 and 2222 through the introduction of experimental video history and techniques. Prerequisite: ARTS 2220 and ARTS 2222.
ARTS 3222Intermediate New Media II (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2019
This class focuses primarily on creative and conceptual development within the technical and artistic framework established in previous semesters. Prerequisite: ARTS 2220 and ARTS 2222.
ARTS 3370Intermediate Cinematography I (3.00)
This course continues the practice of 16mm experimental film production with an increased emphasis on audio and digital video motion picture making. Student will complete assignments based on genres of experimental film making such as expressionism, naturalism, and realism. Prerequisite: ARTS 2370 and ARTS 2372.
ARTS 3372Intermediate Cinematography II (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2019
Prerequisite: ARTS 2370 and ARTS 2372.
ARTS 3559New Course in Studio Art (1.00 - 4.00)
New course in the subject of studio art.
Course was offered Spring 2015
ARTS 3670Intermediate Printmaking I (3.00)
Includes relief printing, advanced lithography techniques, including color lithography, color etching, monotypes, and further development of black and white imagery. Printmaking professors and course content vary from semester to semester. Prerequisite: ARTS 2670 and ARTS 2672.
ARTS 3672Intermediate Printmaking II (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2019
Prerequisite: ARTS 2670, 2672.
ARTS 3710Intermediate Painting I (3.00)
Exploration of contemporary painting materials, techniques, and concepts, as well as a continuation of basic oil painting processes. Assignments are designed to assist the student in developing their perceptions and imagination and translating them into painted images. Direction is given to the formation of personal original painting styles. Prerequisite: ARTS 2710, 2712.
ARTS 3712Intermediate Painting II (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2019
Prerequisite: ARTS 2710, 2712.
ARTS 3810Sculpture I (3.00)
Continuation of ARTS 2810 and ARTS 2812 with greater emphasis on the special problems of the sculptural discipline. Prerequisite: ARTS 2810, 2812.
ARTS 3812Sculpture II (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2019
Prerequisite: ARTS 2810, 2812.
ARTS 4110Advanced Photography I (3.00)
Group study designed to assist students in preparing their required thesis exhibitions. Meets twice a week as a group to evaluate and discuss work in progress. (Fall only.) Prerequisite: ARTS 3110 or ARTS 3112.
ARTS 4112Advanced Photography II (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2019
Assists students in preparing their required thesis exhibitions. Meets twice a week as a group to evaluate and discuss work in progress. Students participate in class portfolio and acquire a print from each member of the class. One becomes part of the University collection. Graduating fourth-year students are expected to complete a quality slide portfolio, resume, and artist statement in conjunction with the thesis exhibition. (Spring only) Prerequisite: ARTS 3110 or ARTS 3112.
ARTS 4220Advanced New Media I (3.00)
This class encourages independent development of a semester long project that engages with the discourses and techniques around contemporary new media art. Prerequisite: ARTS 3220 or ARTS 3222.
ARTS 4222Advanced New Media II (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2019
A continuation of artistic investigations begun in ARTS 4220. Prerequisite: ARTS 3220 or ARTS 3222.
ARTS 4370Advanced Cinematography I (3.00)
Course continues the practice of 16mm film or digital video experimental production with an emphasis on a completed piece for public screenings or exhibitions. Prerequisite: ARTS 3370 or ARTS 3372.
ARTS 4372Advanced Cinematography II (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2019
Prerequisite: ARTS 3370 or ARTS 3372.
ARTS 4450Distinguished Major Project (3.00)
Intensive independent work using either sculpture, photography, printmaking, cinematography, or painting as the primary medium, culminating in a coherent body of work under direction of a faculty member. Prerequisite: Admission to the Distinguished Major Program.
ARTS 4452Distinguished Major Project (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2019
Intensive independent work using either sculpture, photography, printmaking, cinematography, or painting as the primary medium, culminating in a coherent body of work under direction of a faculty member. Prerequisite: Admission to the Distinguished Major Program. ARTS 4450 Prerequisite: Admission to the Distinguished Major Program.
ARTS 4670Advanced Problems in Printmaking (3.00)
Designed for students who have completed two or more semesters of study of a specific printmaking technique (woodcut, etching, or lithography) and wish to continue their exploration of that technique. Prerequisite: ARTS 3670 or 3672.
ARTS 4672Advanced Problems in Printmaking (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2019
Prerequisite: ARTS 3670 or 3672.
ARTS 4710Advanced Painting I (3.00)
The capstone of a three year study in painting. Continues the investigation of oil painting as an expressive medium and stresses the development of students' ability to conceive and execute a series of thematically related paintings over the course of the semester. Painting professors and course content vary from semester to semester. Prerequisite: ARTS 3710 or 3712.
ARTS 4712Advanced Painting II (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2019
Painting professors and course content vary from semester to semester. Prerequisite: ARTS 3710 or ARTS 3712.
ARTS 4810Advanced Sculpture I (3.00)
Continuation of the sculpture sequence with greater emphasis on developing a student's individual voice. Advanced projects in moldmaking, metal casting, and non-traditional sculpture materials are assigned. The creation of a sculptural installation is also assigned. Sculpture professors and course content vary from semester to semester. Prerequisite: ARTS 3810 or 3812.
ARTS 4812Advanced Sculpture II (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2019
Prerequisite: ARTS 3810 or 3812.
ARTS 4900Advanced Project in Art (1.00 - 4.00)
Offered
Spring 2019
Investigation and development of a consistent idea or theme in painting, sculpture, or the graphic arts. May be taken more than once under the same course number by students who are sufficiently advanced in studio work. This course is not intended to be used for major credit. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.