ARTS 306: Selected Topics in Studio Art (2-D or 3-D, consult professor for distinction)
Credit Hours: (3) One hour lecture, demonstration or critique; three hours studio
An in-depth study of a specialized studio activity that is not a significant part of the content of a regularly scheduled studio course.
Note(s): May be taken multiple times for credit.
Detailed Description of the Content of the Course
This studio course accommodates the unique needs that arise in the visual arts because of their diverse nature. The offerings can include new trends in art, specialized techniques, historical methods, or particular stylistic directions within the main 2-D and 3-D disciplines of art.
The Art Department Curriculum Committee carefully reviews and approves each individual formal proposal submitted by faculty.
Detailed Description of the Conduct of the Course
All courses are studio classes with extensive laboratory work, most include lecture, assignments for research and studio, and critiques of student work. The conduct of each course varies slightly with the topics covered, and is designed to take advantage of faculty expertise.
Goals and Objectives of the Course
Students should perfect through practice the craft and manual skills required by the medium, demonstrating mastery of the craft in all studio assignments. Students will develop problem-solving skills through assignments and/or written analysis of the work of masters, other students' work or personal work. Students will focus consistently on in-depth exploration of one topic and demonstrate in studio work a high level and understanding in written analysis.
Specific policies are stated in class handouts, but assessment includes written grades given for assignments/projects, oral critiques, and some evaluation of class attendance and participation.
Other Course Information
The course may be repeated with additional exploration of more complex studio and/or written problems.
Review and Approval
October 2, 2012
March 25, 2005 Reviewed by Steve Arbury, Chair