ART - Art

ART 102 Art History: Ancient through Gothic Art

Course Description: First half of a year-long introductory survey of the major monuments of western art from ancient history through the Gothic period. Works of architecture, sculpture and painting are studied with special attention given to the development of style as well as the various techniques and qualities of each medium. The principles, basic methods, and terminology of art historical analysis are introduced. This course may be taken independently of ART 103. The class may visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Students may be required to cover museum admission fees.

3 credits

ART 103 Art History: Renaissance through Modern Art

Course Description: Second half of a year-long introductory survey of the major monuments of western art from the Renaissance to the twenty-first century. Works of painting, sculpture, and architecture are studied within their historical contexts. This course may be taken independently of ART 102. The class may visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Students may be required to cover museum admission fees.

Course Rotation: Spring.

3 credits

ART 108 Styles and Interiors

Course Description: A study of design elements and principles as they relate to interior design. Emphasis is on basic planning, and developing room elevations. Lectures and related assigned projects guide students through fundamental concepts in the field.

Course Rotation: PLV: Spring.

3 credits

ART 111 Introduction to Interior Design

Course Description: A study of design elements and principles as they relate to interior spaces. Emphasis on color theory, basic plan, elevations of rooms. A series of lectures and related assigned projects will introduce the student to the fundamentals of interior design.

Course Rotation: NYC: Spring and PLV: Fall.

3 credits

ART 130 Sculpture I

Course Description: Students are introduced to a variety of traditional and contemporary techniques and approaches to sculpture. Casting processes are demonstrated, and students complete assignments using both glyptic and plastic methods.

Course Rotation: NYC: Fall and Spring. PLV: Fall.

3 credits

ART 133 Ceramics I

Course Description: A studio course designed as an introduction to the forms and techniques of ceramics. Students learn wheel-throwing and hand-building techniques with emphasis on functional forms. Students form, glaze, and kiln fireworks of their own design.

Course Rotation: PLV: Fall, Spring, and Summer.

3 credits

ART 138 Painting in Watercolor I

Course Description: Students will explore the freshness and spontaneity of this challenging medium. The course will address problems of visualization, technique, and the manipulation of materials.ART 138 is an introduction to watercolor painting, including materials, techniques, and an overview of the diverse cultural traditions of this venerable art medium. This class will consist of in-class painting assignments, group discussions, field trips, slide lectures, and weekly homework assignments emphasizing skill building and creative exploration.

Course Rotation: NYC: Fall and Spring.

3 credits

ART 140 Drawing I

Course Description: Students learn basic drawing techniques and experiment with media including pencil, charcoal, and pen and ink. Students acquire basic drawing skills and learn to draw from direct observation through projects including still life, landscapes, or abstraction. Figure drawing and linear perspective are introduced as are more conceptual approaches to drawing.

Course Rotation: Fall, Spring, and Summer.

3 credits

ART 145 Painting I

Course Description: Contemporary painting materials and techniques are demonstrated using acrylic paints and mediums. The course includes basic color theory and its application to both figurative and abstract painting. Students work with a variety of subjects.

Course Rotation: Fall, Spring, and Summer.

3 credits

ART 145B Basic Digital Design

ART 153 Introduction to Photography

Prerequisite: A 35mm camera capable of manual control of F/stop and shutter speed.

Course Description: Students learn basic photographic techniques using the 35mm film camera. Students are introduced to cameras and equipment. Extensive darkroom work includes film processing, printing and enlargement of negatives, mounting and presentation of prints.

Course Rotation: NYC: Fall and Spring. PLV: Fall and Spring.

3 credits

ART 155 Documentary Photography

Course Description:This course will introduce students to the practice and ideas of documentary photography through the completion of a project or series of related photographs. Students will be introduced to digital and analogue processes in color and B&W, and to trends and ideas in contemporary and historical documentary work. With greater skills and context in place, students will begin to put together a photographic project. They will be required to present work for critique every other week, complete a midterm presentation and project proposals, and complete the corresponding body of work self-published in published form.
Course Rotation:Fall;Spring

3 credits

Prerequisites

ART 153 Min Grade D

ART 164 Principles of Design

Course Description: An introduction to the principles of design in the two-dimensional media. The course consists of demonstrations, lectures, and studio projects aimed at the development of the skills and concepts underlying the design process in a wide variety of visual art forms. Composition, balance, harmony, symmetry, and asymmetry will be explored along with basic color theory and application.

Course Rotation: Fall.

3 credits

ART 165 Mixed Media

Course Description: This course introduces students to a wide range of techniques in drawing, painting, collage and two and three-dimensional design. Students will experiment with media including watercolor, paint, cut-paper and graphite over many support materials, including mylar, photographs, magazines, etc. the course will consist of lectures, studio projects and a museum visit.

Course Rotation: NY:Spring.

3 credits

ART 167 Printmaking I

Course Rotation: The basic techniques of printmaking will be explained and demonstrated. Students will execute their own designs in black and white and color and print small editions.

Course Rotation: TBA.

3 credits

ART 169 3D Design

Course Description: This course will teach students basic elements of spatial design. Working with both simple constructive materials as well as 3D computer modeling software, students will explore the possibilities of organic and inorganic forms for both aesthetic and practical three-dimensional objects.

Course Rotation: NYC: Fall and Spring.

3 credits

ART 173 Graphic Design I

Course will use computer programs and lab facilities.

Course Description: This course acquaints students with current processes of graphic reproduction utilizing the computer. Typefaces are compared and their appropriate uses demonstrated. Copy layout and all procedures involved in the production of finished mechanicals are explained and demonstrated. Practical studio work by students includes the complete preparation of advertisements, magazine pages, book covers, etc.

Course Rotation: PLV: Fall.

3 credits

ART 174 Picturing Art in Film and Video

Course Description: The art of cinema can also be the cinema of art, that is, movies made about art and artists. This course will focus on the last fifty years of American art seen through films and videos produced up to the present time. Analysis of the a wide range of filmic approaches will contrast biographical dramas such as Pollock and Basquiat with classic documentaries such as Painters Painting, experimental narratives like Downtown 81 (with Jean-Michel Basquiat), or hybrid documentaries such as Charlie Ahearn's Artist Portrait Videos. The primary focus will be on the evolution of art and artist's studio practice.

Course Rotation: NY: Spring.

3 credits

ART 176 Visual Literacy

New Core: Fulfills 3 credits in Area of Knowledge IV (Humanistic and Creative Expression).

Course Description: Visual Literacy introduces the study of our visual environment through readings, films, and design projects. We begin with an analysis of elements of visual design, and we read, create, observe, and respond to media, advertising, the web, film, and comics. There will be a balance between observation and readings with engaging experientially in creative projects.

Course Rotation: TBA

3 credits

ART 186 Digital Design I

Course Description: This course will introduce the student to fundamentals of digital design including imaging collage, typography, composition, form, perspective, and color therapy. This course will explore artwork and graphics on the Macintosh Platform, familiarizing the student with Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, and InDesign. The focus will be on acquiring creative artistic methods through projects and week-by-week skill development. Students will gain an understanding of the principles of design and art as a means of visual communication.

Course Rotation: Fall and Spring.

3 credits

ART 186B Painting

ART 196C Visual Thinking: Incorporating Art into Elementary Education Curriculum

New Core: Fulfills 3 credits in Area of Knowledge I.

Revised Course Description: This course will provide all the skills necessary to plan and implement an art program within an elementary school classroom. This course will link Math, Social Science, Science, and/or literacy with art projects, incorporating a visual thinking process within the curriculum. There will be a service learning component which will involve preparing specific assignments in collaboration with a school, after-school or weekend program for children, the minimum hours for this is one hour per week.

Course Rotation: TBA.

3 credits

ART 196D Topic: Visual Studies: Hip Hop in Contemporary Art and Design

Course Description: Hip hop is everywhere, shaping the style and subject matter of today's visual culture, from magazines, clothing and design, to the art world itself, as seen in galleries and museums. But what is it? How can it be defined? A culture is defined by both its roots and by its present use. Many of the elements of the culture can be easily traced back to its home in The Bronx in the early 70's. Its impact on our visual culture is both a reflection of the growing influence of Afro-American aesthestics, as well as the dominance of pop culture. Hip hop elements can be seen in the paintings of Jean Michael Basquiat, through contemporary artists such as Barry McGee, Christian Marclay and Kahinde Wiley. Beneath the obvious stylistic differences between these artists are concepts of hip hop practice which permeate today's visual culture. This impact of hip hop reflects an important shift in the changing values in America.

Course Rotation: TBA.

3 credits

ART 196E Picturing Art in Film and Video

Course Description: The art of cinema can also be the cinema of art, that is, movies made about art and artists. This course focuses on the last fifty years of American art seen through films and videos produced up to the present time. Analysis of the a wide range of filmic approaches contrasts biographical dramas such as Pollock and Basquiat with classic documentaries such as Painters Painting, experimental narratives like Downtown 81 (with Jean-Michel Basquiat), or hybrid documentaries such as Charlie Ahearn's Artist Portrait Videos. The primary focus is the evolution of art and artist's studio practice.

3 credits

ART 196F Topic: Mixed Media

Course Description: The studio will be executed in a wide range of media. In class we will make collages and assemblages. We will use acrylic paint, watercolor, ink, pastel, graphite, and charcoal, over many surfaces (sandpaper, maps, newspapers, Mylar, etc.). We will also use different mark-making tools, such as twigs, straws, string, and so on, as well as work with clay and paper mache. For homework you are free to interpret assignments digitally, photographically; using sound, performance, found objects, installation, or any other form that you feel might address the issues raised by your readings.

3 credits

ART 196J Digital Photography I

Course Description:Digital Photography I is a studio art course designed to introduce students to the use of the digital camera and to photography as a visual means of expression. Emphasis is on the expression of ideas through learning digital techniques, camera control and output options.

Course Rotatioin: NY:Fall

3 credits

ART 196K Topic: Principles and Techniques of Digitial Photography

Course Description:The major goal of this course is to familiarize students with current digital photography techniques and equipment. By using a hands-on and laboratory/lecture approach, we will be able to produce a wide variety of projects using both studio and field procedures. Some of the areas we will cover include: composition, lighting, focus, content based story-telling, digital printing, and adobe Photoshop post production.
Course Rotation:Spring;PLV

3 credits

ART 201 Art History: Ancient Greek Art

Course Description: Survey of Greek architecture, sculpture, and painting from their origins in pre-historic art through the periods of Minoan, Mycenaean, geometric, archaic, classical, and Hellenistic art. Works of art may be studied on a first-hand basis in the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Course Rotation: NYC: Fall - Odd years.

3 credits

ART 203 Art History: Ancient Roman Art

Course Description: Art and architecture of the Roman Empire from its beginnings on the Italian peninsula, through its expansion across Europe, North Africa and parts of the Middle East. The course examines how the Romans effectively incorporated the heritage of Greek art into their own, creating a rich and diverse artistic milieu that they subsequently disseminated throughout the lands under their dominion. Particular attention is paid to the role of art in political propaganda, the methods by which art was transmitted to the provinces, the interaction between painting, sculpture, and architecture, and finally how Roman art was gradually adapted to the needs of the Christian faith. Works of art may be studied on a firsthand basis in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Students may be required to cover museum admission fees.

Course Rotation: NYC: Fall - Even years.

3 credits

ART 204 Art History: Medieval Art

Course Description: A brief overview of the arts of the early Middle Ages introduces a careful study of the architecture, sculpture, painting, and decorative arts of the 11th through the 14th centuries in western Europe. In architecture, an emphasis will be placed on the building of cathedrals during the Romanesque and Gothic periods. May include trips to the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Cloisters.

Course Rotation: NYC: Fall - Odd years. PLV: Fall - Even years.

3 credits

ART 205 Contemporary Art History

Course Description: Study of works of art created primarily in America and Europe after World War II with an emphasis on the last thirty years. The material covered includes painting, sculpture, and video, performance works, installation art, digital art, and new media. Students may study works of art on a firsthand basis at the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney, and art galleries in Chelsea. Students may be required to cover museum admission fees.

Course Rotation: NY: Fall, even years.

3 credits

ART 206 Art History: Renaissance Art in Italy

New Core: Fulfills 3 credits in Area of Knowledge II or 3 credits in Area of Knowledge IV.

Course Description: A study of Italian renaissance art from the early 14th-century frescoes of Giotto to the Mannerist style of the 16th century. Painting, sculpture, and architecture are covered. Works of art will be viewed in their social, historical, and religious contexts, with emphasis on the patronage and original function of the work of art. Special attention will be given to the works of Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, and Michelangelo. May include a trip to the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Course Rotation: NYC: Fall - Even years. PLV: Spring - Odd years.

3 credits

ART 207 Art History: Architectural History of New York City

Course Description: Study of the history and development of architecture in Manhattan from the late 18th century to today. The course is taught primarily on the street and involves firsthand examination of architecture in different neighborhoods in Manhattan including early architecture downtown, Art Deco skyscrapers in midtown, and contemporary architecture in Times Square. The class visits several museums and students may be required to cover museum admission fees. This course may be offered independently or as one half of a Learning Community.

Course Rotation: NY: Fall.

3 credits

ART 208 Art History: Renaissance in Northern Europe

New Core: Fulfills 3 credits in Area of Knowledge II or 3 credits in Area of Knowledge IV.

Course Description: A study of the painting, sculpture, and the graphic arts in France, Germany, and the Netherlands during the Renaissance and Reformation (1400 to 1600) including the work of major artists such as Jan van Eyck, Hieronymus Bosch, Albrecht Drer, Matthias Grnewald, Hans Holbein the Younger, and Pieter Bruegel the Elder. Focus is on altarpiece painting and sculpture, portraiture, the development of printing techniques, the impact of the Protestant Reformation on art, and the influence of Italian Renaissance art in the north. The class may visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Cloisters. Students may be required to cover museum admission fees.

Course Rotation: NYC: Spring - Even years. PLV: TBA.

3 credits

ART 209 Art History: Baroque Art in Flanders and Holland

Course Description: A study of the painting, sculpture, and the graphic arts in the two territories, Flanders and Holland, during the Baroque period. Special consideration is given to the art of Rembrandt and Rubens as well as the development of landscape, portraiture, and genre painting. The class may visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Frick Collection. Students may be required to cover museum admission fees.

Course Rotation: NYC: Spring - Odd years.

3 credits

ART 211 Art History: Baroque Art in Flanders and Holland

3 credits

ART 212 Nineteenth Century Art

3 credits

ART 213 Art History: 18th and 19th Century Art

Course Description: Survey of the development in painting, sculpture, and architecture in Europe during the 18th and 19th centuries. Emphasis will be on the development of style in painting, the changing content, and patronage of works of art, the employment of art as political propaganda by the state and its adversaries, and art as a medium for social satire and commentary. Classes may visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Guggenheim Museum.

Course Rotation: NYC: Fall.

3 credits

ART 214 Art History: Modern Art

New Core: Fulfills 3 credits in Area of Knowledge II or 3 credits in Area of Knowledge IV.

Course Description: Chronological survey of major movements of modern art in all media, beginning with the school of Post-Impressionists in the late nineteenth century and ending with an overview of prominent contemporary artists. Emphasis is on European and Russian art before World War II and American art after the Armory Show of 1913. Classes may visit the Museum of Modern Art and exhibitions of contemporary art in New York. Students may be required to cover museum admission fees.

Course Rotation: NY: Spring.

3 credits

ART 215 New York and the Visual Arts

Fulfills 3 credits toward NYC Studies Concentration/Minor.

Course Description: This course will introduce students to the painting, sculpture, photography, and installation art of the New York art world. Study of the theory and criticism current in contemporary art will be accompanied by visits to a wide range of museums, galleries, and artists studios.

Course Rotation: Fall and Spring.

3 credits

ART 216 Art History: American Art

New Core: Fulfills 3 credits in Area of Knowledge II or 3 credits in Area of Knowledge IV.

Course Description: Traces the history of American painting, sculpture, architecture, and the decorative arts from the 17th through the 20th century. Emphasis is on examining the influence of European art and defining the unique qualities of American art in the areas of portraiture, landscape, and history painting. This course includes a visit to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Students may be required to cover museum admission fees.

Course Rotation: NYC: Spring. PLV: Fall - Even years.

3 credits

ART 217 Art History: Latin American Art

New Core:Fulfills 3 credits in Area of Knowledge III or 3 credits in Area of Knowledge IV.

Course Description: A survey of the art of Latin America from the pre-colonial cultures of Mexico, Central America, and Peru and their influence on art from the conquest to the early twentieth century.

Course Rotation: NY: Spring.

3 credits

ART 218 Art History: African Art

New Core: Fulfills 3 credits in Area of Knowledge III and 3 credits in Area of Knowledge IV.

Revised Course Description: Introduction to the visual arts of North, West, and Central Africa, from the Nubians in the Nile Valley to the Yoruba people in Nigeria and the Kuba people in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The course will provide an overview of the range of artistic expression among selected ethnic and cultural groups. Diverse media, including wood, ivory, and stone sculpture, metalwork, ceramics, and textiles, will be studied within their social and cultural contexts. The course will examine the everyday and ceremonial uses of art objects, their religious use such as in rites of passage and initiation, funerary and other rituals, and ancestral cults, as well as the social functions of art objects (including bodily adornment and clothing) as expressions of gender roles, systems of hierarchy, methods of social control, and the power of kingship.

Course Rotation: NY: Fall and Spring.

3 credits

ART 220 Art History: Aspects of Asian Art

New Core: Fulfills 3 credits in Area of Knowledge III or 3 credits in Area of Knowledge IV.

Course Description: This course examines the history of Asian art from India, China, Japan, and Cambodia. Works of art are studied in their social, cultural, and geographical contexts. The class studies the relationships between architecture, painting, and sculpture to the development of Hinduism, Buddhism, and other religious ideologies of Asian culture. Works of art may be studied on a firsthand basis in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Students may be required to cover museum admission fees.

Course Rotation: NYC: Spring - Even years.

3 credits

ART 221 Architectural Rendering and Graphics

Course Description: Instruction in the use of basic tools of mechanical drawing. Introduction to architectural terminology and graphic presentation of plans, elevations, sections, and perspective views of various forms and spaces. Instruction in rendering techniques concentrating on both freehand and mechanical drawing. Several projects will be required.

Course Rotation: PLV: Spring.

3 credits

Prerequisites

ART 140 Min Grade D

ART 222 Color Workshop

Course Description: This course concentrates on color in art and interior design. Technical and visual attitudes in various media will be explored. Basic and more sophisticated color theories, also pigments and methods of color application will be treated in the studio session.

Course Rotation: PLV: Spring - Odd years.

3 credits

ART 228 Photography II: Color

New Core: Fulfills 3 credits in Area of Knowledge IV.

Prerequisite: ART 153 or permission of Instructor. A 35mm camera capable of manual control of F/Stop and shutter speed.

Course Description: Emphasis is placed on the study of color as a dimension in creative photographic art. Slide-viewing seminars present examples of recent developments in photographic art which utilize color as a vehicle of aesthetic expression. Projects include the application of color theory. Concentration is placed on development and understanding of how photographic controls are applied to manipulate color in the service of art. The study of color printing is an integral part of this course.

Course Rotation: TBA.

3 credits

Prerequisites

ART 153 Min Grade D

ART 230 Ceramics II

Prerequisite: ART 133 or permission of the Instructor.

Course Description: Further development of the ceramic techniques taught in Ceramics I. Emphasis is on the design of wheel-thrown forms and the formulation of clay bodies and glazes.

Course Rotation: PLV: Spring - Odd years.

3 credits

Prerequisites

ART 125 Min Grade D or ART 133 Min Grade D

ART 238 Painting in Watercolor II

Prerequisite: ART 138 or permission of instructor.

Course Description: ART 238 is a second course in watercolor painting, including materials, techniques, and an overview of the diverse cultural traditions of this vulnerable art medium. This class will consist of in-class painting assignments, group discussion, field trips, slide lectures, and weekly homework assignments emphasizing skill building and creative exploration. Advanced projects will use water-based media including watercolor and gouache. A continuation of ART 138, students in this section will continue to develop their skills and increase their technical knowledge of the medium. Assignments will be more open and self-directed to encourage students to evolve a more personal approach technically, formally and conceptually. An individual midterm critique will be provided to students to help develop strengths and address weaknesses.

Course Rotation: TBA.

3 credits

Prerequisites

ART 145 Min Grade D and ART 247 Min Grade D

ART 241 Drawing II

Students must fulfill the prerequisite or request permission from the instructor.

Course Description: This course is designed for students with previously acquired basic drawing skills; it introduces concepts of style, composition through both traditional and experimental approaches. Using a variety of media, drawings are developed based on selected themes. Students work on sketches, studies, and sustained compositions.

Course Rotation: PLV: Fall.

3 credits

Prerequisites

ART 140 Min Grade D or ART 140A Min Grade D

ART 243 Graphic Novel

Course Description:Each student creates a section of a graphic novel inspired by specific places, characters and vents. These are determined by the class participants and the instructor. Examples of graphic novels and other narrative and text-based art forms are studied. Through semester-long projects, students develop their drawings, design, and storytelling skills.
Course Rotation:Spring;NYC

3 credits

Prerequisites

ART 140 Min Grade D or ART 164 Min Grade D

ART 245 Art History: History of Photography

New Core: Fulfills 3 credits in Area of Knowledge II or 3 credits in Area of Knowledge IV.

Course Description: Studies of the history of photography in the 19th and 20th centuries with an emphasis on the major stylistic and aesthetic movements in the field. The invention and development of various photographic techniques as well as the careers of major American and European photographers are covered. The relationship between photography and other art media, such as painting, is also addressed. Classes may visit the International Center of Photography and the Museum of Modern Art. Students may be required to cover museum admission fees.

Course Rotation: NYC: Fall.

3 credits

ART 247 Painting II

Students must fulfill the prerequisite or request permission from the Department Chair.

Course Description: An advanced course in painting. The human figure will be a central theme: students will be encouraged to plan and complete works in contemporary idioms and media.

Course Rotation: PLV: Fall.

3 credits

Prerequisites

ART 145 Min Grade D or ART 145A Min Grade D or ART 145B Min Grade D

ART 252 Photography II

ART 253 Photography II: Black and White

New Core: Fulfills 3 credits in Area of Knowledge IV.

Prerequisite: ART 153 or ART 159 or permission of Instructor. A 35mm camera capable of manual control of F/Stop and shutter speed.

Course Description: This course introduces students to advanced techniques in the management of photographic images from developing a concept through control processes of lighting, composing, and exposing negatives to application of advanced manipulations in the darkroom and final presentation of photographic artwork. Students will be encouraged to develop personal areas of interest in photographic art. Emphasis will be placed on development of thematic portfolios.

Course Rotation: NYC: TBA.

3 credits

Prerequisites

or ART 159 Min Grade D

ART 267 Printmaking II

Prerequisite: ART 158, ART 167 or permission of instructor.

Course Description: Students continue learning the printmaking processes introduced in Printmaking I, with more advanced assignments, greater creative freedom, and projects incorporating new technology, including a laser cutter.

Course Rotation: TBA.

3 credits

Prerequisites

ART 158 Min Grade D or ART 167 Min Grade D

ART 284 Desktop Publishing

3 credits

ART 285 2D Animation I

Course Description: Students learn the principles of animation and create their own moving image projects using 2D animation software such as Adobe Flash or After Effects. Storyboards, drawing, character development, text, vectors, bitmaps, the web, time-based media, sound, incorporation of image elements, and basic interactivity will be covered. Students will build on simple moving sketches to more complete animated narratives.

Course Rotation: NY: Fall.

3 credits

Prerequisites

ART 186 Min Grade D

ART 286 Design for the Internet

New Core: Fulfills 3 credits in Area of Knowledge IV.

Prerequisite: ART 186 or permission of Instructor.

Course Description: This course provides students with basic skills with which to design and code their own websites on the Macintosh platform. Focus is on the construction and design of screen interaction and navigation, and design for media-specific limitations. Instruction includes basic xHTML, and CSS structure, text, graphics and animation-introducing applications for the production of those various elements as well as their particular challenges. Students acquire good design and visual communication skills, through pre-production and classroom discussion. Students endeavor to attend lectures by professional digital artists outside of class time, to provide inspiration and knowledge about the digital arts.

3 credits

Prerequisites

ART 186 Min Grade D

ART 287 Digital Design II

New Core: Fulfills 3 credits in Area of Knowledge IV. Satisfies Film and Screen Studies requirements.

Revised Course Description: The focus will be on creating artwork and design with digital imaging software, Adobe Photoshop and Image Ready. Advanced techniques will be covered, emphasizing the creative process and conceptual thinking. Evaluation will be based on technical accomplishment and strong visual design, and students will be guided through self-evaluation and group critiques.

Course Rotation: NYC: Fall - Odd years and Spring - Even years. PLV: Fall - Even years and Spring - Odd years.

Course Rotation: NYC: Fall, Spring.

3 credits

Prerequisites

ART 186 Min Grade D

ART 289 Video I

This course is equivalent to FSS 296D.

New Core: Fulfills 3 credits in Area of Knowledge IV.

Course Description: This class is designed to introduce students to video and film production. Students learn camera techniques, storyboarding and film editing (using Final Cut software as well as Photoshop and DVD Studio Pro). The focus is on acquiring skills through several projects developed individually and in groups. Projects include both narrative and non-narrative approaches to the medium. Emphasis is on visual art and film as communication and basic approaches to editing and post production.

Course Rotation: NYC: Fall, Spring.

3 credits

Prerequisites

ART 186 Min Grade D or ART 186B Min Grade D or ART 296K Min Grade D

ART 296 New York and the Visual Arts

3 credits

ART 296H Project Studio (B)

Prerequisite: A minimum of 3 studio Art courses or permission of instructor.

Course Description: The Project Studio is an interdisciplinary studio course for intermediate and advanced students. Students develop a self-directed project in the medium of their choice, with the oversight of the instructor. Students may work in drawing, painting, digital, photography, sculpture, or any combination that complements the proposed project. Experimentation and a personal approach to the chosen medium are encouraged. The instructor works with each student individually to define and develop a challenging project, providing visual references and relevant readings. Group and individual critiques provide a critical framework. A visiting critic is invited to view and discuss student work. ART 296H and ART 296Y and ART 297A may be taken alternate semesters.

3 credits

ART 296J Topics in Painting: The Human Figure

Course Description: Working primarily from life, students learn to paint the human figure. Formal considerations such as proportion, volume, composition, and representing skin color and translucency are covered, as is the expressive potential of the human subject.

3 credits

Prerequisites

ART 145 Min Grade D

ART 296P Design for the Internet

3 credits

ART 296Q Latin American Art

3 credits

ART 296X Video Animation

3 credits

ART 296Y Project Studio (A)

Prerequisite: A minimum of 3 studio art courses.

Course Description: The Project Studio is an interdisciplinary studio course for intermediate and advanced students. Students develop their own self-directed project in the medium of their choice, with the oversight of the instructor. Work in drawing, painting, digital, photography, sculpture, or any combination that complements your proposed project. You may choose to develop a series of landscape paintings, create a digital or photographic book, or pursue an in-depth study of anatomy: the instructor works with each student individually to define and develop a challenging project. Visual references and relevant readings are supplied by the instructor. Group and individual critiques provide a critical framework. A visiting critic is invited to view and discuss student projects. Art 296Y and ART 296H may be taken in alternate semesters.

3 credits

ART 296Z Gallery Practicum

Perequisite: 2 previous Art or Art History courses or permission of instructor: This course introduces students to the range of professional activities associated with producing the ubiquitous vehicle for displaying and viewing art: the Exhibition. Through assignments, hands-on experience, readings and field trips, students learn to develop an exhibition from conception and promotion to installation and documentation. In groups and individually, students write proposals, develop press packets, produce educational materials, design announcements, curate and install exhibition design. Students learn to design the exhibition space and install various types of art works utilizing the Peter Fingesten Gallery at One Pace Plaza as a resource. Readings contribute to an understanding of the role of the exhibition space and its co-development with broader cultural and artistic ideologies.

3 credits

ART 297A Project Studio (C)

Prerequisite: A minimum of 3 studio Art courses or permission of instructor.

Course Description: The Project Studio is an interdisciplinary studio course for intermediate and advanced students. Students develop a self-directed project in the medium of their choice, with the oversight of the instructor. Students may work in drawing, painting, digital, photography, sculpture, or any combination that complements the proposed project. Experimentation and a personal approach to the chosen medium are encouraged. The instructor works with each student individually to define and develop a challenging project, providing visual references and relevant readings. Group and individual critiques provide a critical framework. A visiting critic is invited to view and discuss student projects. ART 296Y (Project Studio A) and ART 296H (Project Studio B) may be taken alternate semesters.

3 credits

ART 297B Topic: Shooting the Word: The Photographer's Eye, The Novelist's Vision

Course Description: In this class, you are a photographer. You create images focusing on similarities between the photographers creative process related to a novelists vision. You take photographs in order to understand and apply the process of photography as a vehicle for personal expression. You examine the relationship between the self and identity, the individual and community engagement, global culture and redefining identities, and the evolving practice of the role of the image maker in today?s society.

Course Rotation: Fall and Spring.

3 credits

ART 297C Topics in Drawing: Graphic Novel

Course Description: Each student creates a section of a graphic novel inspired by specific places, characters and events. Themes are determined by the class participants and the instructor. Examples of graphic novels, and other narrative and text-based art forms are studied. Through semester-long projects, students develop their drawing, design, and storytelling skills.

3 credits

ART 297D Topic: 3D Games and Worlds

Course Description: This course will introduce students to the fundamentals of creating three-dimensional; objects and worlds for online 3D social space and gaming. The class will learn how to use a 3D interface or modeling program. Such as Second Life, as a means for learning basic object creation, avatar development, navigation and simple scripting to create motion. Live online social events and activities will be explored by groups of students to create interactive or gaming scenarios 3-D digital space. This is a course for beginners who would like to experience the creative 3D construction that entices many newcomers to online virtual worlds and game development.

Course Rotation: NY: Fall.

3 credits

Prerequisites

ART 186 Min Grade D or ART 284 Min Grade D or ART 287 Min Grade D or ART 380 Min Grade D

ART 297F Topic: Artists Lecture Series

Course Description: ART 297F is a blended online and live class, centered on the Tuesday night Visiting Artist lectures in the Department of Fine Arts. This lecture series features a selection of prominent artists, designers and other art professionals, lecturing in person about their work and career options in the visual arts. Past series have featured architects, painters, public artists, filmmakers, video game designers, museum curators, graphic artists, animators and fabric designers. Students attend five lectures as noted on the course calendar and respond to questions posted on the class Blackboard site following each lecture. In addition to five lectures, students attend one special career panel listing until 8pm. The list of participating artists and fields changes every semester. No prior knowledge of art is required. This course may be repeated for credit for students who are taking it as a 1-credit course. For students who are taking it as a 3-credit course, this course may be taken one time only.

1 - 3 credits

ART 297G Topic: Documentary Workshop

Course Description: Documentary Workshop is a secondary level video production course teaching the basic nuts and bolts of non-fiction film: subject preparation, camera techniques, sound recording and editing approaches. The class explores the fundamental building blocks of documentary story telling such as interview, character casting, action and location shooting and writing a voice over narration. Beginning with a group project to cover the essentials, the class then breaks up to focus on individual; student projects encompassing all stages from the opening treatment through the shooting and editing, to screening the final projects for the class. Documentary films are screened throughout for class discussion.

3 credits

Prerequisites

ART 289 Min Grade D or ART 296X Min Grade D

ART 297H Children's Book Illustration

Prerequistes: ART 140, ART 164 or permission of instructor

Course Description: Those with some basic-drawing skills, as well as advanced students, learn to adopt their to create illustrations for children?s books. Students learn all aspects of creating children?s books including text interpretation, format, narrative requirements, concept development, character development, book design and page composition, and techniques in black & white and color. The course also introduces students to all aspects of the children?s book illustration market for fact fantasy and fiction including top illustrators and publishers, as well as working with editors, art directors and designers.

3 credits

Prerequisites

ART 140 Min Grade D or ART 164 Min Grade D

ART 297J New Art: New York/Berlin

Course Description: Students in this travel course view and learn about contemporary art in context through visits to galleries, museums and artists? studios in two major international art centers. Emphasis is on comparative studio practice and encompasses both traditional and new media, from painting to interactive digital installation. The course begins in New York, with required travel to Berlin scheduled over Spring Break.

6 credits

ART 297K 16mm Film Production

Prerequisite: FSS 296D or ART 289 or permission of instructor.

Course Description:This course covers all elements of the narrative or fiction filmmaking process from concept to screening, including writing, cinematography, and editing. Students use professional 16mm camera packages and professional lighting equipment. All projects will be edited and finished on state of the art non-linear digital systems. Students are responsible for film developing and digital conversion expenses.

Course Rotation: NY:Spring

3 credits

Prerequisites

FSS 296D Min Grade D or ART 289 Min Grade D

ART 297L Topic: Intro to Curatorial Studies

3 credits

ART 297N Topic: Photojournalism

New Core: Fulfills 3 credits in Area of Knowledge IV.

Course Description: An introduction to visual reporting, photojournalism and photography. Photography assignments, lectures and lab work are designed to give students a working knowledge and appreciation of the challenges of visual reporting. Visual storytelling, composition, lighting, camera technique and the ethical and copyright facing visual journalists is an integral part of the curriculum. A manually operable camera is required in order for the student to become familiar with f:stopcs, shutter speeds, ISO ratings, equivalent exposure, lighting ratios, focusing techniques and other technical concepts inherent in still and motion picture photography. Students receive photo assignments that must be completed on deadline for in-class critique and discussion.

Course Rotation: NY: Fall.

3 credits

ART 297P Video II

Course Description: This course builds on a fundamental knowledge of production and postproduction in video to develop the student?s interest in the medium from both individual and collaborative perspectives. Shorter assignments expand on individual students skills on camerawork, sound, blue screen capture and composite video editing. The rich potential of experimental narrative creation is expired through longer projects involving student collaboration and the ?film crew? model. Throughout the course, historical precedents and contemporary examples are viewed and considered as possible avenues for student exploration. Note: Access to a digital video camera is helpful but not required.

Course Rotation: NY: Fall

3 credits

Prerequisites

ART 289 Min Grade D or FSS 296D Min Grade D or ART 296X Min Grade D

ART 297R Topic: Performance Art

Course Description: Performance Art provides an introduction to performance art as it developed in a visual arts tradition alongside and as opposed to traditional media. Students discuss the crossover between visual art performance and other performing arts such as theater, dance, and music; examine international performance practices; and discuss the influence of new media. Students become acquainted with various issues relevant to performance art including ?liveness?, documentation, public intervention, relational aesthetics, and participation. Students attend at least one performance art event off campus; attend one lecture on campus by a contemporary performance artist; and create their own work to reflect themes of personal interest. Students organize, promote, and participate in final presentation, open to the public, of their own performance-based artworks.

Course Rotation: NY: Spring, odd years.

3 credits

ART 297S Topic: Art and Public Relations

Course Description: The course will focus on a hypothetical exhibition at a medium-sized, well-established art museum in New York City, with a full-time media relations manager. An important loan exhibition will be planned that will evolve over a three-period, and will then travel to another major (European) institution. Students will work together in a seminar format, assuming various roles in the collaborative process of planning and realizing publicity for the exhibition. For the final oral presentations and a corresponding term paper, each student will assume the role of one particular collaborator. Although there are no prerequisites for the course, it is desirable for the student to have taken or to be currently enrolled in ART 102, ART 103, or some other art history course at Pace University. A prior course in public relations is also desirable but not required.

3 credits

ART 297T Drawing and Painting on Site

Course Description: Students work outside the studio from direct observation. Different methods and approaches are used to explore the wide-ranging possibilities of plein-air drawing and painting. Invention and unique responses are encouraged. Sites may include Central Park, City Hall Park, Grand Central Station, public libraries, museums and galleries, subways, and locations on campus. NOTE: There is no course fee but students will be responsible for subway and bus fare as well as any museum entrance fees.



Course Rotation:NY:Fall

3 credits

Prerequisites

ART 138 Min Grade D or ART 140 Min Grade D or ART 145 Min Grade D or ART 164 Min Grade D

ART 297U Casting and Mold Making

Course Description: An in depth study of casting and mold making. This course will cover waste molds as well as re-usable multiple part molds made using a range of materials and processes. Body casting, materials, and the use of multiples will be used to investigate content and visual language in sculpture.

Course Rotation:NY:Fall

3 credits

Prerequisites

ART 130 Min Grade D or ART 169 Min Grade D or ART 133 Min Grade D

ART 297V Graphic Design 2

Course Description:This course builds on the principles and skills of Graphic Design 1 or Digital Design 1 to further develop creative processes of designing for individuals or organizations. The class will explore the development of a fictional client’s visual concepts and aesthetics through logo or identity design, typography, package design, and page layout for print and web based formats. Each stage of this process will be advanced through visual research, program skills, proposals, presentation and critique. Students will work at times in groups to experience a team process of creative decision-making. The course will give the student a real world sense of the professional graphic design environment.



Course Rotation:NY:Fall


3 credits

Prerequisites

ART 173 Min Grade D or ART 186 Min Grade D

ART 297W Video and Film

Course Description:Expanding on the concepts and techniques introduced in Video I, this course will explore the nature and purpose of narrative video and film through exercises, screenings and several group projects. Students will be introduced to strategies of narrative ?both conventional and experimental, through the use of storyboards and treatments, plot development, voice overs, pacing, suspension of disbelief, and denouement. Students will engage with a range of approaches to the short narrative found in video and film, such as biography, parallel narratives, conceptual video, mocumentary, parody, and the remake.

Course Rotation:NY:Fall

3 credits

Prerequisites

ART 186 Min Grade D or FSS 204 Min Grade D

ART 297X Large Format Photography

Course Description:This course will introduce the concepts and techniques that are inherent to the large format camera. Class projects and weekly assignments, designed to serve individual interests, will introduce basic controls and camera movements. The view camera?s unique capability to exercise an extraordinary amount of control over the image and its strength as a tool for visualizing will be emphasized as a critical aspect of the student?s perceptions, interests and creative expression. Demonstrations and ?hands on? practice during class sessions will prepare students for weekly shooting projects. The primary focus of this class will be upon student personal work.

Course Rotation:NY:Fall

3 credits

Prerequisites

ART 153 Min Grade D or ART 159 Min Grade D

ART 297Y Monoprints

Course Description:Monoprints are unique prints made from applying ink or collaged elements directly onto a glass or metal plate, a lithography stone, or other flat surface. This printmaking process lends itself to spontaneous and painterly effects. The course involves an introduction to water-based printing techniques and concepts of serial image development.



Course Rotation:NY;Fall

3 credits

Prerequisites

ART 138 Min Grade D or ART 140 Min Grade D or ART 164 Min Grade D or ART 145 Min Grade D

ART 304 Interior Design 2

Course Description: Plan and elevation and perspective renderings of interior spaces, as well as consideration of accessories, window treatment, floor coverings, and lighting for contemporary living. Some three-dimensional model-building will be included.

Course Rotation: PLV: Fall.

3 credits

ART 305 Presentation Techniques Residential

Course Description: Plan and elevation and perspective renderings of residential spaces. Emphasis on materials used in the home. Guest speakers from the profession will give the student alternate perspectives on creative design.

Course Rotation: PLV: Spring.

3 credits

ART 306 Project Studio A

Prerequisite: A minimum of 3 studio Art courses or permission of instructor.

Course Description: The Project Studio is an interdisciplinary studio course for intermediate and advanced students. Students develop a self-directed project in the medium of their choice, with the oversight of the instructor. Students may work in drawing, painting, digital, photography, sculpture or any combination that compliments the proposed project. Experimentation and a personal approach to the chosen medium are encouraged. The instructor works with each student individually to define and develop a challenging project, providing visual references and relevant readings. Group and individual critiques provide a critical framework. A visiting critic is invited to view and discuss student work. ART 306 and ART 307 and ART 308 may be taken alternate semesters.

3 credits

ART 307 Project Studio B

Prerequiste: A minimum of 3 previous studio Art courses or permission of instructor.

Course Equivalents: ART 297A, ART 296H and ART 296Y.

Course Description: The Project Studio is an interdisciplinary studio course for intermediate and advanced students. Students develop a self-directed project in the medium of their choice, with the oversight of the instructor. Students may work in drawing, painting, digital, photography, sculpture or any combination that complements the proposed project. Experimentation and a personal approach to the chosen medium are encouraged. The instructor works with each student individually to define and develop a challenging project, providing visual references and relevant readings. Group and individual critiques provide a critical framework. A visiting critic is invited to view and discuss student work. Project Studio may be taken up to three times for credit under separate course numbers: ART 306-Fall New York, Spring Pleasantville; ART 307- Spring New York, Fall Pleasantville; or ART 308 as a tutorial either semester in New York and Pleasantville.

Course Rotation: NY;Spring: PLV;Fall

3 credits

ART 341 Life Drawing and Anatomy

Prerequisite: ART 140 or permission of the Instructor.

Course Description: An advanced course in drawing which concentrates on the human figure and composition. Skeletal structure and surface anatomy are studied. Students explore a variety of materials and techniques. Compositional problems are emphasized.

Course Rotation: PLV: Spring.

3 credits

Prerequisites

ART 140 Min Grade D

ART 343 Painting III

Prerequisite: ART 247 or permission of instructor.

Course Description: Students will further develop skills and increase technical knowledge of the medium. Assignments will be open-ended and self-directed to encourage students to evolve a more personal approach technically, formally, and conceptually.

Course Rotation: PLV: Spring - Odd years.

3 credits

Prerequisites

ART 247 Min Grade D

ART 350 Special Topics in Advanced Photography

3 credits

ART 350A Topics in Photography: Digital Photography

Prerequisite: ART 153 or consent of instructor. It is recommended that students have their own digital cameras with adjustable exposure and focus.

Course Description: This class explores the fundamental techniques and applications of capturing, manipulating and outputting digital photographic images. Class covers basic photographic principles, color theory and elements of composition. For the processing and enhancement of digital photographs, students learn the basics of Photoshop. Critical and creative thinking are developed through the exercise of aesthetic judgment and reflective writing.

3 credits

Prerequisites

ART 153 Min Grade D

ART 356 Photography III: Experimental Photography

Prerequisite: ART 228, ART 252 or ART 253 or permission of the Instructor. A 35mm camera capable of manual control F/stop and shutter speeds.

Course Description: Students explore the work of artists whose images deviate from traditional notions of the nature of the photograph. Aesthetic rationale behind specific techniques of image manipulation is studied. Students use combined media in the execution of a series of assigned photographic projects.

Course Rotation: NYC & PLV: Spring - Odd years.

3 credits

Prerequisites

(ART 228 Min Grade D or ART 118 Min Grade D) or (ART 252 Min Grade D or ART 166 Min Grade D) or (ART 253 Min Grade D or ART 117 Min Grade D)

ART 380 Computer Illustration

Course Description: Students learn how to create artwork-using vector based drawing software. Emphasis will be placed on creative problem solving, design concepts, and critical thinking as well as technical virtuosity.

Course Rotation: NYC and PLV: Fall - Odd years.

3 credits

Prerequisites

ART 186 Min Grade D

ART 385 Advanced Digital Animation

Prerequisite: ART 285 or permission of instructor.

Course Description: This course is designed to further advance the student's skill and understanding of FLASH animation and Web design on the Macintosh platform. It is expected that the student has successfully completed ART 285, which provides an introduction to the basic principles of design, an understanding of art as a means of visual communication, and the process of developing your self as an artist. The focus will be on acquiring skills through major projects and weekly topics.

Course Rotation: Fall and Spring.

3 credits

Prerequisites

ART 285 Min Grade D

ART 390 Art Studio, Museum or Gallery Internship

Prerequisite: Permission of Department Chair.

Revised Course Description: Internships in museums, art galleries, auction houses, design departments, and art studios are coordinated by the art history and studio art faculty. The goal of the internship is to provide pre-professional experience working inside a cultural institution, art-related business, or studio. The internship must be approved and supervised by Fine Arts faculty advisor. The student must submit written reports in addition to completing the work portion of the internship.

Course Rotation: Fall and Spring.

3 credits

ART 395 Independent Study in Art and Design

Prerequisite: Junior standing, a minimum CQPA of 3.00 and permission of Department Chairperson required.

Course Description: With the approval of the supervising faculty member, the department chairperson, and the academic dean, students may select an area of study in art history or studio art that is not included in regular course offerings. For art history, an extensive research paper is required. For studio art, a work or series of works that extend beyond current course offerings is required.

Course Rotation: NYC: Fall, Spring, and Summer. PLV: Fall and Spring.

1 - 9 credits

ART 395A Independent Study in Art and Design (A)

Course Rotation: TBA.

1 - 9 credits

ART 480 Art History Seminar I

Prerequisite: Permission of Instructor.

Course Description: Advanced-level seminars required for all art history majors. Open to students in other departments with permission of the instructor. May include visits to museums and galleries to see works of art related to the seminar topic. Seminar topics vary from year to year and include lectures and discussions of readings, as well as student presentations of research projects.

Course Rotation: NYC: Fall.

3 credits

ART 481 Art History Seminar II

Prerequisite: Permission of instructor required.

Course Description: Critical analysis of a wide range of approaches and methodologies that have been applied to the history of art. Seminar discussions will focus on a set of readings that are arranged to illuminate the chronological development of writing on art and that cover a broad range of art topics from Roman to Gothic to Modern Abstract Expressionism. The authors studied may be artists, historians, Marxists, Feminists, art historians, and art critics. Required for all art history majors on the New York campus. Enrollment with permission of the instructor only.

Course Rotation: NYC: Spring.

3 credits

ART 482 Honors Research Project

Prerequisite: Permission of the Director of Honors College required.

Course Description: Students may participate in the Pace University Honors Program and complete a major in art history. Under the supervision of a faculty member in art history and with the approval of the Campus Honors Committee, the students may engage in an independent research project during the senior year. To be eligible for the program, the student's cumulative scholastic index must meet these standards of the Honors Program. Students are encouraged to enter the Honors Program by their junior year.

Course Rotation: NYC: Fall and Spring.

3 credits