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STUDIO MAJOR

  

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Major Code: VA28

The major in studio arts is designed for students who intend to become creative artists or for those who are pursuing a career where a fine arts background is desired. The program addresses painting, drawing, sculpture, performance, installation, media and new genres in a manner that supports cross-disciplinary practices. The curriculum combines hands-on experiences with the development of technical and conceptual skills considered in the context of art history, criticism, theory, and the issues and ideas explored in contemporary art practice. Advanced classes emphasize the intellectual and creative skills necessary for independent production and graduate study.

LOWER DIVISION 5.  UPPER DIVISION 15.  TOTAL COURSES REQUIRED 20

ALL COURSES TAKEN FOR MAJOR REQUIREMENTS MUST BE TAKEN FOR A LETTER GRADE, AND ONLY GRADES OF C- OR BETTER WILL BE ACCEPTED. REFER TO COURSE DESCRIPTIONS FOR ENFORCED PREREQUISITES.


* Indicates Seminar Course

LOWER DIVISION

GROUP I: FOUNDATION LEVEL  (5 Courses Required)

 VIS 1       Introduction to Art-Making: 2-Dimensional Practices
VIS
2        Introduction to Art-Making: Motion and Time-Based Art
VIS
3        Introduction to Art-Making: 3-Dimensional Practices
VIS
22     Formations of Modern Art

Choose one from:

VIS 20      Introduction to Art History
VIS
21A   Introduction to the Art of the Americas or Africa and Oceania
VIS
21B   Introduction to Asian Art
VIS
84     History of Film

UPPER DIVISION

GROUP II: ENTRY LEVEL (5 Courses Required)

 VIS 111    Structure of Art

 Choose four from:

 VIS 104A                  Performing the Self
VIS
105A                   Drawing: Representing the Subject
VIS
106A                   Painting: Image Making
VIS
107A                   Sculpture: Making the Object

 NOTE: VIS 40/ICAM 40, 60 or 70N can be taken to fulfill Group II: Entry Level studio requirements, but will not count towards the 15 upper division courses needed to fulfill the major requirements.

 

GROUP III: INTERMEDIATE LEVEL  (2 Courses Required)

VIS 104BN                  Verbal Performance
VIS
105B                     Drawing: Practices and Genre
VIS
105D                    The Aesthetics of Chinese Calligraphy
VIS
106B                     Painting: Practices and Genre
VIS
107B                     Sculpture: Practices and Genre
VIS
140/ICAM 101     Digital Imaging: Image and Interactivity
VIS
147A                     Electronic Technologies for Art I

 

GROUP IV: ADVANCED LEVEL (5 Courses Required)

 Group A: Choose two from:

VIS 104CN                 Personal Narrative
VIS
105C                    Drawing:  Portfolio Projects
VIS
105E                    Chinese Calligraphy as Installation
VIS
106C                    Painting:  Portfolio Projects
VIS
107CN                 Sculpture:  Portfolio Projects
VIS
147B                    Electronic Technologies for Art II

 NOTE: Group A must be completed before taking Group B.

 

Group B: Choose three from:

VIS 108           Advanced Projects in Art
VIS
110A        Contemporary Issues and Practices
VIS
110B        New Genres/New and Old Technologies
VIS
110C        Proposals, Plans, Presentations
VIS
110D        Visual Narrative/Tableau
VIS
110E         Art in Public Places/Site Specific Art
VIS
110F         Installation: Cross-Disciplinary Projects
VIS
110G        The Natural and Altered Environment
VIS
110H        Image and Text Art
VIS
110I          Performing for the Camera
VIS
110J         Ritual Performance
VIS
110K        Installation Performance
VIS
130           Special Projects in Visual Arts
VIS
132           Installation Production and Studio

 

GROUP V: NON-STUDIO (3 Courses Required)

 Upper-division art history, film history, and theory/criticism courses such as:

VIS 113CN*              History of Criticism III: Contemporary (1950-present)
VIS
117B*                 Theories of Representation
VIS
117D*                 Portraiture
VIS
117I*                   Western and Non-Western Rituals and Ceremonies
VIS
124CN                Nineteenth Century Art
VIS
125A                   Twentieth Century Art
VIS
125BN                Contemporary Art
VIS 152                      Film in Social Context
VIS
154                      Hard Look at the Movies
VIS
157                      Video History and Criticism
VIS
158                      Histories of Photography
VIS
159/ICAM 150   History of Art and Technology
VIS
194S                   Fantasy in Film

 NOTE: Any Art History courses listed under the distributional requirement (A-F) may be taken to fulfill the Group V: Non-Studio requirement.

 

Honors Program in Studio

VIS 110M       Studio Honors I
VIS
110N       Studio Honors II

 NOTE: The Studio Honors I and the attached Studio Honors II count as one course towards the fulfillment of a Group IV Group B. requirement.