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FIRST SESSION, 2017

ART HISTORY

ARTH 251 Art and Architecture in the Age of the Caliphs (Seventh-12th Centuries CE) (ASIA 251) (3).  MAYMESTER.  Introduces the art and architecture of the caliphal period, concentrating on the seventh through 12th centuries (the “classical” period of Islamic art).

ARTH 551 Introduction to Museum Studies (3). MAYMESTER. Introduces careers in museum and other cultural institutions. Readings and interactions with museum professionals expose participants to curation, collection management, conservation, exhibition design, administration, publication, educational programming, and fundraising. Course flyer.

STUDIO ART

NOTEAll studio classes meet for a double period each day.

Courses listed with Variable credit hours normally carry 3.0.  Additional credit hours can be arranged only with permission of the instructor.

ARTS 105 Basic Photography (3).  Focusing on creative digital photography, this course provides an introduction to the concepts and techniques of digital imagery and lens-based media.  Includes methods of interpretation, analysis of images, scanning, retouching, color correction, basic composition, and inkjet printing.

ARTS 106 Core Concepts:  Time (3).  MAYMESTER. This foundation course introduces concepts and techniques of temporal art making.  Through projects designed to develop an understanding of the creative language unique to digital media, students will learn various software programs and basic digital strategies to realize time-based works of art.  Foundation requirement for studio majors.

ARTS 213 Ceramic Sculpture I (3). Prerequisite, ARTS 103. Permission of the instructor for students lacking the prerequisite. An investigation of clay as a sculptural medium; developing technical skills, aesthetic awareness, and historical perspective. Course flyer.

ARTS 343 (ARTS 290) Special Topics in Studio Art: MAKE:  Art in the (NEW) Age (3).  MAYMESTER.  This is an introductory level, studio art course.  No prior fabrication or design background is required.  This course examines the connecting trajectories of artistic and technological developments from early modernism to the contemporary condition.  Focusing on how the two fields have developed in relation to each other, the course addresses the interconnected nature of technology, technique, craft and art.  With its thematic structure, this course will provide an historical survey of key artistic developments and related philosophical questions and a survey of various computer controlled fabrication technologies at our disposal.  In this entry level course, computer controlled fabrication technologies such as 3D printer, lasers, CNC routers, vinyl cutters, and finishing tools will be used to transform an idea for an art product into its tangible work of art.  Students will explore the many interrelated fields including engineering, science, mathematics, art, graphic design, computer aided design (CAD), electronics and entrepreneurship. Course flyer.

ARTS 364 (ARTS 290) Special Topics in Studio Art: The Walking Seminar (3).  MAYMESTER. This is an innovative special topics course that engages students in an investigation of the North Carolina landscape.  By hiking, walking, looking, drawing, and photographing, students in the class will gain a greater understanding of their location as they document their experience.  This course seeks to nurture both a theoretical and applied approach to knowing and interpreting place as we experience and construct it through the act of moving from place to place. Course flyer.

ARTS 313 Intermediate Ceramic Sculptur(1-6). Prerequisite, ARTS 213. Continuation of ARTS 213. Course flyer.

ARTS 413 Advanced Ceramic Sculpture (1-6).  Prerequisite, ARTS 313.  Permission of the instructor for students lacking the prerequisite.  Continuation of ARTS 313.  May be repeated for credit. Course flyer.

ARTS 636 Interactive Media (COMM 636) (3). Explores interactive media through creative projects that include sound, video, and graphic elements. Technical information will serve the broader goal of understanding the aesthetics and critical issues of interactive media.

SECOND SESSION, 2017

ART HISTORY

ARTH 254 Women in Visual Arts I (WMST 254) (3).  This course analyzes the role of women in Western art as art producers and consumers of art and looks at how women have been represented. Course flyer.

ARTH 282 Modernism I:  Realism, Impressionism, Post-Impressionism (3).  Recommended preparation, any ARTH 50-89 or 100-199.  The development of European art from 1850 to 1905, with an emphasis on French avant-garde movements including realism and impressionism. Course flyer.

.STUDIO ART

All studio classes meet for a double period each day

ARTS 105 Basic Photography (3). Focusing on creative digital photography, this course provides an introduction to the concepts and techniques of digital imagery and lens-based media.  Includes methods of interpretation, analysis of images, scanning, retouching, color correction, basic composition, and inkjet printing. Course flyer.

ARTS 202 Beginning Painting (3).  Prerequisites ARTS 102 and 104.  Permission of the instructor for students lacking the prerequisites.  Introduction to the techniques of two-dimensional thought and process through the application of various painting media. Course flyer.