Course Descriptions

AT1010

Visual Culture Foundations

This course introduces the student to Visual Culture as an interdisciplinary  field intrinsic to the Art Department's curriculum. In this course the student gains awareness of the department's  curriculum, its conceptual outlook and its focus areas. The students will gain familiarity with the multiplicity of concepts,  strategies, materials and issues available to the contemporary artist. Students will produce two class presentations discussing possible conceptual and production avenues for future research and practice. The content of the course will be delivered through selected readings, lectures, handouts, Moodie resources and a variety of AV modes. The Art Foundations curriculum for the BA SA introduces the student to the language, concepts, materials and techniques necessary to enter into the more advanced courses that will constitute the Focus Area for students pursuing a BA in Studio Art.

Prereqs: None

Credits: 1.00

 

AT1011

Two Dimensional  Design Foundations

This course introduces students to the principles of visual organization and color theory. Through a series of design assignments, students explore the relationships among point, line, shape, value, texture and color and learn to arrange these elements to create an aesthetic gestalt. Students investigate natural and geometric systems of organization to inform and inspire their designs. They conduct studio experiments that stimulate creativity and they learn to follow a creative process that includes stages for planning, exploring, executing, evaluating and revising their designs. Through participation in critiques, students learn to respond to works of art through intuitive contemplation and explicit analysis. Students complete a portfolio of design projects of increasing complexity and participate in a student exhibit. The Art Foundations curriculum for the BA SA introduces the student to the language, concepts, materials and techniques necessary to enter into the more advanced courses that will constitute the Focus Area for students pursuing a BA in Studio Art.

Prereqs: None

Credits: 3.00

Fees: $35.00 Colafa

 

AT1019

Art and Culture Intersections

The primary goal of this course will be to help students understand and experience the link between the culture and art of a particular country. After an initial grounding in some core background knowledge on local culture and history, and key theories of the inextricability of art and culture, students will immerse themselves in the culture to which they've traveled. They will quickly build their understanding of the art and culture of the particular country via direct experience, observations, and reflection, as well as via seminars, lectures, and readings. As their time in the country progresses, students will move steadily to examine and connect how these precepts are manifested in the art of the country and finally to examples of ways in which art has shaped or will shape the culture of the country.

Prereqs: None

Credits: 3. 00

 

AT1081

Digital Foundations

The Digital Foundations course introduces the student to digital art through a sequential exposure to a variety of software interfaces in photography, video, sound and design. The course explores the concept of image and sound editing as forms of language construction where meaning is produced through the historical and current conventions of the particular medium. The student will be expected to articulate, compare and critique her/his own production as well as participate in the critique of others. The content of the course will be delivered through an assigned text, tutorials, lectures, demonstrations,  Moodie resources and a variety of AV modes. The Art Foundations curriculum for the BA SA introduces the student to the language, concepts, materials and techniques necessary to enter into the more advanced courses that will constitute the Focus Area for students pursuing a BA in Studio Art.

Prereqs: None

Credits: 3. 00

Fees: $35.00 Colafa

 

AT1091

Contemporary  Art Foundations

This course will introduce the student to contemporary art and some of its practitioners.  The course will seek to explain contemporary art in terms of the cultural and historical conditions determining its production. Art will be presented as a series of trajectories and discourses to which artists have historically reacted or contributed. Through classroom discussions, exams and presentations students will be encouraged to articulate, analyze, critique a·nd compare the diverse modes of production explored by contemporary artists in the context of the social and political conditions from where they emerge. The Art Foundations curriculum for the BA SA introduces the student to the language, concepts, materials and techniques necessary to enter into the more advanced courses that will constitute the Focus Area for students pursuing a BA in Studio Art.

Prereq:  None

Credits: 3.00

Fees: $35.00 Colafa

 

AT1111

Drawing Foundations

This course introduces students to drawing skills through close examination of natural form, texture, objects, landscapes and the human form. Students explore line as outline, contour and gesture, and tone as variation in surface light. Through works of master artists as well as their own work, students study composition,  point of view and critical perspective. Student-directed  critiques after each rigorous drawing unit assist in furthering appreciation  for different ways of seeing. A final project, developed by the student to demonstrate expression of line and application of drawing skills, culminates in a student exhibit. The Art Foundations curriculum for the BA SA introduces the student to the language, concepts, materials and techniques necessary to enter into the more advanced courses that will constitute the Focus Area for students pursuing a BA in Studio Art.

Prereqs: None

Credits: 3.00

Fees: $35.00 Colafa

 

AT1211

Three Dimensional Foundations

This introductory,  hands-on studio course explores the materials and conceptual processes involved in the organization of matter and space. The parallel objectives of the course are the creation of compelling and poetic three-dimensional objects and the development of each student's powers of observation,  evaluation, and expression. Through an integrated series of problem-solving assignments,  instructions,  technical demonstrations,  and discussions, students will explore the unique physical potential and limitations of various materials including clay, wire, paper, wood, and found objects. Students will produce a portfolio of projects and exhibit work in the student art show. The Art Foundations curriculum for the BA SA introduces the student to the language, concepts, materials and techniques necessary to enter into the more advanced courses that will constitute the Focus Area for students pursuing a BA in Studio Art.

Prereqs: None

Credits: 3.00

Fees: $35.00 Colafa

 

AT 1221

Ceramics I

This course for non BASA majors, will ground students in the fundamentals of ceramics and introduce them to clay techniques, tools, materials, and visual language as experienced through hand building and wheel throwing. Students will develop the technical skills of pinching, coiling, slipping, scoring, rolling slabs, applying texture and using and effectively applying glazes and underglazes. Students will develop individual goals in formal and non-traditional approaches with guidance from the instructor. A major component of the course is for students to take responsible ownership of the studio space, expressed through student commitment to work independently, to honor all safety procedures, and to keep the space in good condition.

Prereqs:None

Credits: 3. 00

Fees: $35.00 Colafa

 

AT1311

Black and White Photography I

This beginning black-and-white photography course for non BASA majors is designed for students who have little or no experience in the art of photography. Through instructor demonstration and field and darkroom experience,  students master the skills of basic camera operation, film processing and print development. In addition, by completing structured photography assignments and participating in critique sessions, students learn techniques to help them select and compose their subjects and control their shooting, processing and printing to enhance the aesthetic qualities of their prints. In a final photographic essay project, students begin to investigate how visual interpretation can guide them to deeper language comprehension and expression.

Prereqs:None

Credits: 3.00

Fees: $35.00 Colafa

 

AT1321

Digital Photography  I

In this introductory course for non BASA majors, will explore the medium of digital photography. Course content includes learning how to use the manual settings of a Digital Single Lens Reflex camera, using Mac OS based photographic software, becoming familiar with basic photographic terminology and technique, learning how to edit a group of photographs based on a set of criteria, and printing images, as well as thinking about the work produced in class within the context of contemporary art and other forms of photography. Students must have a 8-megapixel (or larger) digital camera.

Prereqs:None

Credits: 3.00

Fees: $35.00 Colafa

 

AT1411

Video I

This course for non-BASA majors provides an introduction to basic video production techniques, including operation of the digital video camera and the fundamentals of nonlinear editing on Final Cut Pro. The class is structured around technical demonstrations,  in-class and location shoots, editing tutorials, screenings, and regular critiques of student videos. Course projects include an experimental video, a music video, and a short documentary. Students are encouraged to develop their own imagery and production techniques.

Prereqs:None

Credits: 3.00

Fees: $35.00 Colafa

 

AT1500

Portfolio Preparation Seminar

This one-credit course for non-BASA majors is a venue for students to develop a portfolio of art work. Students will have the opportunity to create new work in the medium of their choice, participate in critiques, review portfolio requirements,  survey art schools, explore professional options in the arts, and build a portfolio. Each semester, students will determine their current priorities and establish individual and group goals. Due to the individual nature of the class, students will have the opportunity to enroll for up to for up to 3 semesters as they build a body of work and develop their final portfolios. Students who are applying to an art school or an arts program should take this seminar the semester before their applications are due.

Prereqs: None

Credits: 1.00

 

AT1611

Acting I

A beginning course focusing on the fundamentals of acting, including action, objective, character, physical life, listening, and language. Students will act in exercises, monologues,  and short scenes that will encourage them to explore the actor's craft. Students will also read plays to begin fostering a knowledge of both scene study and interpretation. Students are expected to rehearse outside of class and to keep an acting journal during the semester.

Prereqs: None

Credits: 3.00

Fees: $35.00 Colafa

 

AT1710

Chamber Ensemble Level I

Students with proficiency on their instruments may participate in the Chamber Ensemble. The emphasis of this course is on learning fundamental music reading skills and musical interpretation. Students are required to attend one rehearsal per week and to participate in four to five performances during a semester.

Prereqs: None

Credits: 1.00

 

AT1711

Musical Harmony

This course will explore fundamental musical concepts and related symbols in a practical manner as they are used in performance and composition. Students will apply the concepts of musical structure via the use of keyboard instruments.  Music notation and compositions will be created with the use of MIDI technology as well as by traditional techniques. The course is open to all students. No prior musical experience is necessary.  College level analytical skills are required.

Prereqs:None

Credits: 3.00

Fees: $35.00 Colafa

 

AT1720

Jazz Ensemble Level I

Jazz Ensemble is open to all students who play an instrument. The emphasis in this course is on fundamental  music reading skills, performance, improvisation,  and musical interpretation.  Students will improvise and play one of the instrumental lines in the Jazz Ensemble's arrangements which are1) Melody 2) Harmony 3) Chord Changes 4) Bass or 5) Percussion. Students are required to attend one rehearsal per week, learn their musical part, begin to improvise and to participate in campus performances during the semester.

Prereqs:None

Credits: 1.00

 

AT1730

Chorus Level I

This course gives students the opportunity to perform and study vocal music from many diverse genres. Music from the Renaissance  to the twentieth century and from classical, folk and popular styles are included. Students will develop their ability to read music, to sing in ensemble and to perform in public. No previous musical experience is necessary. Students are required to attend one rehearsal per week and to participate in several performances during a semester.

Prereqs:None 

Credits: 1.00

              

AT1731

Basic Musicianship

This course will survey fundamental musical concepts (including beat, pulse, meter, and rhythm) and related symbols. Students will be introduced to written and aural music skills, including the ability to translate sounds into musical notation, to translate musical notation into sound (solfeggio/sight singing) and to understand rhythmic patterns in music. Through this work, students will begin to develop the skills to analyze music and its structures, and to write music. This course serves as a foundation for future studies in music. No prior musical experience is necessary.

Prereqs:None

Credits: 3.00

Fees: $35.00 Colafa

 

AT1732

Basic Piano

This course is designed for students who wish to learn basic piano skills in a group setting, with group as well as individual instruction. Students will learn to decipher and use, through performing, the basic elements of music such as key signatures,  scales, arpeggios, note values, rests, pitches, intervals, chords and their progressions, clefs, dynamics,  and tempo markings. They will learn to play melodies with harmonization  and simple counterpoint.  Students will also compose short 4- and 8-bar pieces. The ability to write music down will help students read music and hence improve their ability to play music.

Prereqs:None

Credits: 3.00

 

AT1751

Sound Recording and Editing

In this course, non-BASA majors use Pro Tools software to learn to record and edit music using professional techniques.  Through instructor demonstrations,  live audio recording experiences,  structured music recording assignments, and critique sessions, students learn techniques to help them select and arrange their music and control their recording, as well as computer editing and playing to enhance the aesthetic qualities of their recording. The class is designed for students who have little or no experience in music, but who are comfortable working with computers. The software allows students to manipulate waveform objects in a visually oriented, computer-based environment. 

Prereqs:None

Credits: 3.00

Fees: $35.00 Colafa

 

AT1761

Electronic Music and Sound

This course for non-BASA majors explores the history and creation of electronic music. It includes directed listening exercises, music studio techniques, and basic "hands on" electronic music production. Students will be introduced to a basic overview of the skills necessary for creating music with advanced computer software. Areas addressed include fundamentals of sound and acoustics,  an historical overview of electronic music's developments and developers, learning about and using software synthesizers, digital processing,  computer-assisted composition and directed listening of works in relation to the periods that they represent. The course includes the creation of student works to be presented in peer critique sessions and public concerts. Basic computer literacy is a prerequisite for this course.

Prereqs:None

Credits: 3.00

Fees: $35.00 Colafa

 

AT1910

Chamber Ensemble Level II

This course is offered to students who have passed AT1710 in order to further their skills in performing chamber music from many diverse styles and eras. Repertoire will be different from their experience in AT1710.The emphasis in this course is on refining and continuing to develop music reading, performance and musical interpretation skills. Students will play one of the instrumental lines in the Chamber Music Repertoire's compositions or arrangements. Successful completion of AT1710 is the prerequisite for this course. Students are required to attend one rehearsal per week, learn their musical part and to participate in several performances during a semester.

Prereq:  AT1710 Ensemble Min Credits: 1.00

Credits: 1.00

 

AT1920

Chamber Ensemble Level Ill

This course is offered to students who have passed AT1710 and AT1910 in order to develop their skills in performing chamber music from many diverse styles and eras. Repertoire will be different from their experience in AT1710 or AT1910. Students will synthesize and exhibit the skill sets necessary to read music, to play in an ensemble setting and to perform in public. The emphasis in this course is on refining and continuing to develop music reading, performance and musical interpretation  skills. Students will play one of the instrumental lines in the Chamber Music Repertoire's  compositions or arrangements. Successful completion of AT1710 and AT1910 are the prerequisites  for this course. Students are required to attend one rehearsal per week and to participate in campus performances during the semester.

Prereq:  AT1910 Ensemble Min Credits: 1.00

Credits: 1.00

 

AT1930

Jazz Ensemble Level II

This course is offered to students who have passed AT1720 in order to further study and perform in the various jazz idioms. This course will focus on refinement of music reading skills, performance, improvisation,  and musical interpretation. Repertoire will be different from their experience in AT1720. Students will play and improvise in one of the instrumental lines in the Jazz Ensemble's arrangements  which consist of 1) Melody 2) Harmony 3) Chord Changes 4) Bass or 5) Percussion. Successful completion of AT1720 is the prerequisite for this course. Students are required to attend one rehearsal per week, improve their improvisation skills, and participate in campus performances during the semester.

Prereq:  AT1720 Ensemble Min Credits: 1.00

Credits: 1.00

 

AT1940

Jazz Ensemble Level Ill

This course is offered to students who have passed AT1720 and AT1930 in order to further study and perform in the various jazz idioms. This course will focus on refinement and amalgamation of music reading, performance,  improvisation, and musical interpretation skills. Repertoire will be different from their experience in AT1720 and 1930. Students will improvise and play one of the instrumental lines in the Jazz Ensemble's arrangements which consist of 1) Melody 2) Harmony 3) Chord Changes 4) Bass or 5) Percussion. Successful completion of AT1720 and AT1930 are the prerequisites for this course. Students are required to attend one rehearsal per week, improve their improvisation  skills, and participate in campus performances during the semester.

Prereq:  AT1930 Ensemble Min Credits: 1.00

Credits  1.00

 

AT1950

Chorus Level II

This course is offered to students who have passed AT1730 in order to study and perform vocal music from many diverse genres. Music from the Renaissance to the twentieth century and from classical, folk and popular styles are included. Repertoire will be different from their experience in AT1730. Students will expand on and refine their ability to read music, to sing in ensemble and to perform in public. Successful completion of AT1730 is the prerequisite for this course. Students are required to attend one rehearsal per week and to participate in several performances during a semester.

Prereq:  AT1730 Ensemble Min Credits: 1.00

Credits: 1.00

 

AT1960

Chorus Level Ill

This course is offered to students who have passed AT1730 and AT1950 in order to study and perform vocal music from many diverse genres. Music from the Renaissance to the twentieth century and from classical, folk and popular styles are included. Repertoire will be different from students' experience in AT1730 or AT1950. Students will synthesize and exhibit the skill sets necessary to read music, to sing in ensemble, and to perform in public. Successful completion of AT1730 and AT1950 are the prerequisites for this course. Students are required to attend one rehearsal per week and to participate in several performances during a semester.

Prereq:  AT1950 Ensemble Min Credits: 1.00                         

 

AT2051

Graphic Design I

In this course, students will be introduced to the art of visual communication- the combining of images, typography, and layout to inform, persuade, and entice an audience. The course is designed to enhance students' awareness of the visual environment in which they live and to teach them to create effective graphic designs. The course follows a hands-on, process-oriented  approach that emphasizes both practical and conceptual skills. Students will learn to use two software programs that are industry standards-Adobe  Illustrator and lnDesign. Students will complete exercises and projects that stimulate their imaginations, develop their critical thinking skills, and enhance their use of a creative process.

Prereq:  AT1011

Credits: 3.00

Fees: $35.00 Colafa

 

AT2111

Life Drawing

From the earliest times, the human figure has been a frequent and important subject in works of art. This course introduces students to the human figure. Students study the human form in three ways: through anatomical studies of the skeletal and muscular structure, through drawing sessions with a nude model and through action studies of both nude and clothed figures. They use a variety of techniques, including contour, gesture and modeled drawing, and a variety of materials, including pencil, charcoal, crayon and ink. Areas of focus include light and shade, point of view and composition. Through observation and analysis of the works of master artists and through critiques of their own work, students develop an understanding and appreciation of the use of the human figure in art. Each student produces a final project that demonstrates his or her unique understanding and expression of the concepts studied in the course. At the end of the semester, students participate in a student exhibit.

Prereq:  AT1111

Credits: 3.00

Fees: $35.00 Colafa

 

AT2151

Painting I

This course presents an introduction to the fundamental principles and techniques of painting. Through a variety of experiential projects, students gain a practical understanding  of the use of painting tools, color mixing and theory, as well as critical discourse. Students explore a range of subjects and visual strategies, including still life, landscape, and the figure, as well as abstract and conceptual problems to strengthen each student's formal and personal development. Projects are contextualized  and linked through the integrated study of art historical movements  and contemporary artists engaging in the dialog of painting. Emphasis will be on the development of core skills in the discipline, exploration of materials and methods, knowledge of contemporary  and historical precedents, presentation of work, and critique.

Prereqs:None

Credits: 3.00

Fees: $35.00 Colafa

 

AT2221

Ceramics I

This course for BASA majors will ground students in the fundamentals of ceramics and introduce them to clay techniques, tools, materials, and visual language as experienced through hand building and wheel throwing. Students will explore several significant genres such as Japanese ceramics, Bennington potters, pottery of the Southwest, as well as contemporary  artists working in the medium. Students will also take advantage of the rich resource of potters in Windham County by visiting other studios and hearing guest lectures from established potters. Students will develop individual goals in formal and non-traditional  approaches with guidance from the instructors. A major component of the course is for students to take responsible ownership of the studio space, expressed through student commitment  to work independently, to honor all safety procedures, and to keep the space in good condition.

Credits: 3.00

Fees: $35.00 Colafa

 

AT2311

Black and White Photography  I

This beginning black-and-white  photography course for BASA majors is designed for students who have little or no experience in the art of photography. Through instructor demonstration and field and darkroom experience, students master the skills of basic camera operation, film processing and print development.  In addition, by completing structured photography assignments  and participating in critique sessions, students learn techniques to help them select and compose their subjects and control their shooting, processing and printing to enhance the aesthetic qualities of their prints. In a final photographic essay project, students begin to investigate how visual interpretation can guide them to deeper language comprehension and expression.

Credits: 3.0Fees: $35.00 Colafa

 

AT2321

Digital Photography I

In this introductory course for BASA majors, students will explore the medium of digital photography. Course content includes learning how to use the manual settings of a Digital Single Lens Reflex camera, using Mac OS based photographic software, becoming familiar with basic photographic terminology and technique, learning how to edit a group of photographs based on a set of criteria, and printing images, as well as thinking about the work produced in class within the context of contemporary  art and other forms of photography. Students must have a 8-megapixel (or larger) digital camera.

Credits: 3.00

Fees: $35.00 Colafa

 

AT2411

Video I

This course for BASA majors provides an introduction to basic video production techniques, including operation of the digital video camera and the fundamentals of nonlinear editing on Final Cut Pro. The class is structured around technical demonstrations,  in-class and location shoots, editing tutorials, screenings, and regular critiques of student videos. Course projects include an experimental video, a music video, and a short documentary. Students are encouraged to develop their own imagery and production techniques. This course was formerly coded as AT1411.

Credits: 3.00

Fees: $35. 00 Colafa

 

 

AT2500

Portfolio Preparation Seminar

This one-credit course for BASA majors is a venue for students to develop a portfolio of art work. Students will have the opportunity to create new work in the medium of their choice, participate in critiques, review portfolio requirements, suNey art schools, explore professional options in the arts, and build a portfolio. Each semester, students will determine their current priorities and establish individual and group goals. Due to the individual nature of the class, students will have the opportunity to enroll for up to for up to 3 semesters as they build a body of work and develop their final portfolios. Students who are applying to an art school or an arts program should take this seminar the semester before their applications are due. This course as formerly coded as AT1500.

Credits: 1.00

 

AT2611

Acting II

This course continues the study of acting by introducing students to the processes of writing and directing scenes themselves. Calling upon students' experiences  of themselves as learners, the course will encourage students to use their personal knowledge,  acting expertise, and a sense of direction to write, direct, and perform scenes for an audience.

Prereq: AT1611 Lecture Min Credits: 3.00

Credits: 3.00

Fees: $35. 00 Colafa

 

AT2711

Introduction  to Songwriting  Techniques

This course is designed for students who wish to learn how to create their own song compositions in various forms and styles. Students will learn to compose lyrics through the use of different narrative strategies incorporating: evocative imagery, figurative language, rhythmic verbal patterns, and engaging ideas. Lyrics, in combination with melody and basic harmony, will result in cohesive and organic structures. Students will work individually and collaboratively.  Frequent workshops and discussions  of student works in progress will provide a forum for students to develop analytical and creative skills. EN1601, Creative Writing, is recommended,  but not required, for this course.

Prereq:  AT1711 Lecture Min Credits: 3.00 Or  AT1731 Lecture Min Credits: 3. 00) Credits: 3.00

Fees: $35.00 Colafa

 

AT2751

Recording  and Editing I

In this course for BASA majors, students use Pro Tools software to learn to record and edit music using professional techniques. Through instructor demonstrations, live audio recording experiences, structured music recording assignments,  and critique sessions, students learn techniques to help them select and arrange their music and control their recording, as well as computer editing and playing to enhance the aesthetic qualities of their recording. The class is designed for students who have little or no experience in music, but who are comfortable working with computers. The software allows students to manipulate waveform objects in a visually oriented, computer-based  environment. Students are required to purchase a pair of headphones to use for the course work.

Credits: 3.00

Fees: $35.00 Colafa

 

AT2761

Electronic Music I

This course for BASA majors explores the history and creation of electronic music. It includes directed listening exercises,  music studio techniques, and basic "hands on" electronic music production. Students will be introduced to a basic overview of the skills necessary for creating music with advanced computer software. Areas addressed include fundamentals of sound and acoustics, an historical overview of electronic music's developments and developers, learning about and using software synthesizers, digital processing, computer-assisted  composition and directed listening of works in relation to the periods that they represent. The course includes the creation of student works to be presented in peer critique sessions and public concerts. Basic computer literacy is a prerequisite for this course.

Credits: 3.00

Fees: $35.00 Colafa

 

AT2900

Individual Projects in Studio Art

This course allows a student who has successfully completed an intermediate course in a particular art medium to design and pursue a personal project in that medium which incorporates  the student's chosen techniques, styles, equipment, subject matter and presentation methods. Successful completion of two courses in the medium of choice, as well as the approval of the Instructor and the Art Department Chair in consultation with the student's advisor, are required. This course is graded on a crediUno credit basis and may not be repeated for credit.

Credits: 1.00

 

AT3001

Interdisciplinary  Studies Seminar

Fundamental to the notion of the 'interdisciplinary ' is the displacement of knowledge from a singular locus onto a set of relationships extending across all human disciplines. To this effect this course introduces students to the critical components that underpin the disciplines found in the liberal arts and the tools needed to understand, explore, analyze, and synthesize within and across disciplines. A pre-requisite,  or in some cases, co-requisite,  to upper level core courses in the BA liberal arts major, students are provided the platform for understanding  the connections between the arts, humanities, and sciences through a theoretical exploration of significant themes. This course will rotate through the BA faculty and departments each semester: the themes and texts will be generated by the faculty teaching the course: the theories and objectives will be those of the course. Students must have completed three courses at the 2000 level, with grades of C or higher, as prerequisites  for this course.

Prereq:  EN1021 Lecture Min Credits: 3.00 And  FY1011 Lecture Min Credits: 3.00 Or  FY1001

Lecture Min Credits: 3.00 Or  FY1101 Lecture Min Credits: 2.00

Credits: 3.00

 

AT3151

Painting II

Painting II expands and builds upon the principles and techniques introduced in Painting I (AT2151), with a heightened emphasis on a critical understanding of painting as a conceptual practice and the further development of technical core skills.  In this advanced painting course students will produce a painting portfolio exploring a variety of visual strategies, media, methods and subjects.  Students will gain feedback on their work through individual and group critiques.  Students will complete and present a PowerPoint, Final Project researching historical and contemporary  painting models and practitioners.  Students must have completed three courses at the 2000 level, with grades of C or higher, as prerequisites for this course.

Prereq:  AT1111 Lecture Min Credits: 3.00 And  AT2151 Lecture Min Credits: 3.00

Credits: 3.00

Fees: $35.00 Colafa

 

AT3221

Ceramics II

This course will be a refinement of the fundamental skills learned in AT1221 or AT2221, Ceramics I, with a heightened emphasis on the ability to gain technical mastery over core forms, and to critique work with clearly developed criteria. Students will be expected to create more complex and challenging functional and sculptural pieces, including vessels and forms with handles, lids, and spouts. In addition, students will work with different clay bodies, and explore more advanced surface treatments such as sgraffito, the use of stains, underglazes, slips and engobes. A major component of the course is the expectation that students will spend time in the studio outside class on a regular basis to complete their work and to advance their skills and ideas. Students in this course will be expected to serve as mentors to students in the studio who are just beginning to work in clay, and to set a standard with their work. All students in Ceramics II will also be expected to show their work in the student art show at the end of the term in a way that reflects the care they have taken to present their work as professionally  as possible. Students will be expected to do regular research and exploration into ceramics forms, processes,  and contemporary practices, including ceramic installations.  This course was formerly coded as AT2221.

Prereq: AT1221 or 2221 Lecture Min Credits: 3.00

Credits: 3.00

 

AT3222

Sculptural Ceramics

Students in this course, having mastered a range of core ceramic skills and techniques, will explore and expand their grasp of the possibilities of the medium by creating a series of sculptures including figurative, conceptual, and mixed media pieces. They will be expected to engage in ongoing research related to their goals, to consult and problem-solve regularly with the instructor and their classmates, work independently to see their plan to fruition, and engage in in-depth critiques of their own and other's work. Students will help with firings, and serve as mentors and role models to other students in the studio. The culmination of their studies will be an exhibit of their work as part of the end-of-semester Student Art Show. Students must have completed three courses at the 2000 level, with grades of C or higher, as prerequisites for this course.

Prereq:  AT1010 Lecture Min Credits: 1.00 And  AT1011 Lecture Min Credits: 3.00 And  AT1081

Lecture Min Credits: 3.00 And  AT1091 Lecture Min Credits: 3.00 And  AT1111 Lecture Min Credits:

3.00 And  AT1211/2221 Lecture Min Credits: 3.00 And  AT3221 Lecture Min Credits: 3.00

Credits: 3.00

Fees: $35.00 Colafa

 

AT3311

Black and White Photography  II

This second semester photography course promotes refinement of camera and printing skills and emphasizes the application of photographic art to various fields of expression through the development of photographic essays. The use of split-printing techniques are used to foster technical ability, visual development, and a deeper understanding of light in the photographic medium. Alternative photographic process such as toning, cyanotype, and hand-coloring  are also explored. This course was formerly coded as AT2311.

Prereq:  AT1311 or 2311 Lecture Min Credits: 3.00

Credits: 3.00

Fees: $35.00 Colafa

 

AT3321

Digital Photography  II

Students will build upon skills they acquired in AT1321/2321 and further explore the medium of digital photography. Course content includes the continued use of a DSLR, more advanced usage of Mac OS based photographic software, and building a larger lexicon of photographic terminology and technique to critique and contextualize photographic imagery . Through production, reading, and some writing, students will learn to ground their own images within the context of contemporary art and other facets of photography. Students must have a 8-megapixel (or larger) digital camera. This course was formerly coded as AT2321.

Prereq:  AT1321 or 2321 Lecture Min Credits: 3.00

Credits: 3.00

Fees: $35.00 Colafa

 

AT3331

Photography  and Ideal of Painting

This course explores a specific relationship between color photography and painting that arose in the

1970s and continues today. Students will study the history of photography, with a special emphasis on color photography, in order to understand where certain precedents of subject matter, composition, scale, and presentation originate. Students will also be introduced to contemporary and postmodern  artists working in photography, and to the creation of content through re-appropriation  of imagery. Students must have completed three courses at the 2000 level, with grades of Cor higher, as prerequisites for this course.

Prereq:  AT2321 Lecture Min Credits: 3.00

Credits: 3.00

Fees: $35.00 Colafa

 

AT3411

Video II

This course introduces the student to Video Art as a form of self-expression.  Through the use of experimental and conventional techniques the student learns to use video as an art form to explore personal mythologies, socio/cultural issues or for the creation of short narrative-style  movies. Through this course the student is introduced to the recent history of video as. an art form distinct from film in concept, methodology and production. The student will be introduced to contemporary video artists such as Bill Viola, Coco Fusco, Martha Rosier and Matthew Barney among others. This course also seeks to further expand the technical and conceptual knowledge gathered in the introductory  course Video I.  Students learn more sophisticated shooting and editing strategies using professional cameras and the Final Cut Pro editing software. This course was formerly coded as AT2411.

Prereq:  AT1411 or 2411 Lecture Min Credits: 3.00

Credits: 3.00

Fees: $35.00 Colafa

 

AT3412

Writing for the Screen

This course familiarizes students with screenwriting for narrative movies. Students will study and put into practice character development, narrative strategies, plot rhythms, patterns of dialogue, choosing settings, creating environments,  and genre variation. Students will also read screenplays  and cinematic criticism outside of class to foster knowledge of both effective writing and interpretation. Movies and videos will be analyzed as models for screen writing projects. Students must have completed three courses at the 2000 level, with grades of C or higher, as prerequisites  for this course.

Prereq:  EN1021 Lecture Min Credits: 3.00

Credits: 3.00

 

AT3451

Film, Culture and Identity

This course will examine the cultural implications of film form, as well as film style, by observing, discussing,  and writing about cinema in its aesthetic forms, its narrative tactics, and its patterns of production and reception. The course will also examine how film manifests cultural, political, and economical power dynamics. Students will explore the ways that film shapes and orders our perceptions  by determining how we engage with art as well as life. For example, students will explore the ways that films reflect as well as influence our understanding of class, gender, disability and ethnicity. It is the intention of the course to create and encourage modes of inquiry that allow students to critically evaluate their aesthetic and conceptual responses to film. Students must have completed three courses at the 2000 level, with grades of C or higher, as prerequisites for this course.   Prerequisites  may be waived at the discretion of the instructor.

Prereq:  EN1021 Lecture Min Credits: 3.00

Credits: 3.00

 

AT3761

Electronic Music II

This course is designed for students interested in creating a series of electronic compositions that trace the historical trajectory and development of electronic music. Movements and developments studied may include, but are not limited to, Musique Concrete, the Studio Tape Music movement, synthesizers  and sequencers, Krautrock, samples, Ambient, Electronica, and Industrial genres. Members of the class will use a hands-on, process oriented approach to generate, produce, and evaluate original musical works. We will use an analog modeling and the Moog Voyager synthesizer as well as software-based  synthesizers, sequencers, and audio editing software to create our audio projects. This course was formerly coded as AT2761

Prereq:  AT1761 or 2761 Lecture Min Credits: 3.00

Credits: 3.00

Fees: $35.00 Colafa

 

AT4451

World Cinema

This interdisciplinary course will examine diverse forms of contemporary cultural commentary arising from world cinema. Building on the foundation of AT3451 Film Culture and Identity, the course will continue to examine how film as an art form is particularly suited as a tool for cultural critique. In World Cinema the student will experience the intersection of discourses arising from history, sociology, cultural studies, art, literature and a multiplicity of other fields of inquiry. The course will particularly focus on the cinema of minorities, women and marginalized people throughout the world. Students will screen and discuss in class a variety of world films. Students will be expected to write three critical essays and do a final presentation deconstructing two films of their choice.

Prereq:  AT3451 Lecture Min Credits: 3.00 And  EN3011 Lecture Min Credits: 3. 00 And  AT3001

Lecture Min Credits: 3.00 Or  C03001 Lecture Min Credits: 3. 00 Or  ED3001 Lecture Min Credits:

3.00 Or  EN3001 Lecture Min Credits: 3.00 Or  HU3001 Lecture Min Credits: 3.00 Or  NS3001

Lecture Min Credits: 3.00 Or  SS3001 Lecture Min Credits: 3.00

Credits: 3.00