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Art and Art History

101 Hanes Art Center, CB# 3405
(919) 962-2015

First Session, 2024

ART HISTORY

ARTH 155 Intro to African Art (3)

A selective survey of sub-Saharan African art (sculpture, painting, architecture, performance, personal decoration) in myriad social contexts (ceremony, politics, royalty, domestic arenas, cross-cultural exchanges,colonialism, postcolonialism, the international art world)

ARTH 242 (CLAR 242) Egyptian Art and Archaeology (3)

MAYMESTER, ONLINE. A survey of the archaeological remains of ancient Egypt, from the earliest settlements of the Neolithic period until the end of the New Kingdom.
This course is an introductory survey of the archaeology, art and architecture of ancient Egypt, ranging in time from the prehistoric cultures of the Nile Valley through the New Kingdom. While the course will examine famous features and characters of ancient Egypt it will also provide a wide-ranging review of the archaeology of this remarkable land, including questions of ethics and the role of colonialism in the formation of the discipline.

ARTH 551 Introduction to Museum Studies (3)

MAYMESTER. Introduces careers in museums and other cultural institutions. Readings, videos, and multimedia engagement with museum professionals expose participants to the history of museums and related institutions, curation, collection management, conservation, exhibition design, administration, publication, educational programming, and fundraising.

STUDIO ART

NOTE: All 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 104 Drawing I (3)

Working out of an observational tradition, this course provides an introduction to the concepts and techniques of drawing. Paying attention to both representation and interpretation, the course is designed to develop fundamental skills, aesthetic sensibility, analytical capacity and creative problem-solving in two-dimensional media.

ARTS 115 Dark Room Photography (3)

Introduction to black and white photography in the darkroom through photograms, pinhole, and SLR cameras, processing film, and making gelatin silver prints. Concepts are developed through making, reading and writing, engaging with established and historical artists, and critiquing peers’ work. B&W process and aesthetic is approached as tradition, genre, abstraction.

ARTS 213 Ceramic I (3)

An investigation of clay as a medium; developing technical skills, aesthetic awareness, and historical perspective.

ARTS 313 Ceramic II (3)

Continuation of ARTS 213

ARTS 413 Advanced Ceramic Projects (3)

Continuation of ARTS 313. May be repeated for credit.
Requisites: Prerequisite, ARTS 313; permission of the instructor for students lacking a prerequisite.

ARTS 415 Conceptual Photo (3)

MAYMESTER. An advanced photography course for students interested in contemporary photographic practices, critical theory, art history, and experimental processes: theory and practice, formal and conceptual investigations, and historical and contemporary strategies will all be given equal attention

Second Session, 2024

ART HISTORY

ARTH 152 History of Western Art II (3)

Art in Life: An Introduction to Western Art from the Renaissance to the Modern Period. 3 Credits. This is the second semester of the two-semester survey course including Western art and visual culture from the Renaissance to the modern period. ARTH 151 is not a prerequisite for ARTH 152.

ARTH 247 (CLAR 247) Roman Art and Archaeology (3)

ONLINE. This course explores the archaeology of the Roman world between the eighth century BCE and the fifth century CE, focusing on issues of urbanization, trade and consumption, colonization, and the Roman army.
This course is an introduction to the art, architecture, and archaeology of the ancient Romans from the beginnings of the city of Rome in the Iron Age to late antiquity, including both Italy and the Roman provinces. It focuses on major developments in Roman material culture, particularly artworks, buildings, and cities. Material will be presented chronologically, and students will see and evaluate artifacts in light of their cultural precedents. Students will acquire the analytical skills necessary to interpret Roman material culture and learn how to use archaeological remains to reconstruct various aspects of ancient Roman society.

STUDIO ART

All studio classes meet for a double period each day.

ARTS 104 Drawing I (3)

Working out of an observational tradition, this course provides an introduction to the concepts and techniques of drawing. Paying attention to both representation and interpretation, the course is designed to develop fundamental skills, aesthetic sensibility, analytical capacity and creative problem-solving in two-dimensional media.

ARTS 105 Basic Photo (3)

Focusing on creative digital photography, this course provides an introduction to the concepts and techniques to digital imagery and lens-based media. Includes method of interpretation, analysis of images, scanning, retouching, color correction, basic composition, and inkjet printing.

ARTS 106 Video I (3)

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.