Fine Arts BA: Studio Arts
Major Requirements (42-45 credits plus 6 cognate credits)
Required Courses (33 credits: 27 studio arts plus 6 cognates)
Studio Arts (27 credits)
- ART 1201: Drawing I (3 credits)
- ART 1202: Drawing II (3 credits)
- ART 1225: Painting I (3 credits)
- ART 1231: 2-Dimensional Design (3 credits)
- ART 1235: Sculpture I (3 credits)
- ART 1315: Ceramics I (3 credits)
- ART 2233: 3-Dimensional Design (3 credits)
- ART 2236: Introduction to Color (3 credits)
- ART 2316: Ceramics II (3 credits) OR
ART 2336: Sculpture II (3 credits)
- ART 3237: Junior Portfolio Preparation I (0 credit)
- ART 4371: Senior Portfolio Preparation (0 credit)
Cognate Requirements – Art History (6 credits)
- ARTH 1205: Art History: Prehistoric – Medieval (3 credits)
- ARTH 1206: Art History: Renaissance – Today (3 credits)
Major Electives (15-18 credits)
It is suggested that electives be taken in studio arts and/or art history. See your adviser for the updated elective list.
- ART 1157: Printmaking I
- ART 1169: Watercolor Painting I
- ART 1191: Photography I
- ART 1250: Art of the Graphic Novel
- ART 1260: Ceramic Character Sculpture
- ART 2060: Advanced Character Sculpture
- ART 2061: Animal Sculpture
- ART 2269: Watercolor Painting II
- ART 2316: Ceramics II (3 credits)
- ART 2319: Drawing III (3 credits)
- ART 2320: Drawing IV (3 credits)
- ART 2326: Painting II (3 credits)
- ART 2336: Sculpture II (3 credits)
- ART 3302: Life Drawing (3 credits)
- ART 3307: Ceramics III (3 credits)
- ART 3308: Ceramics IV (3 credits)
- ART 3327: Painting III (3 credits)
- ART 3328: Painting IV (3 credits)
- ART 3337: Life Sculpture (3 credits)
- ART 3352: Ceramics V (3 credits)
- ART 4422: Internship I (3 credits)
- ART 4423: Internship II (3 credits)
- ARTH 2218: 20th-Century Art (3 credits)
- ARTH 3217: 19th-Century Art (3 credits)
- ARTH 3219: Art in America (3 credits)
- ARTH 3423: Women Artists (3 credits)
- ARTH 3803: Modern Art in the New York Museums (3 credits)
- ARTH 4402: Museums of NY (3 credits)
ARTH1205 The development of visual art (painting, sculpture and architecture) from prehistoric times to the present (within its historical context). Slides and films. The ideas and philosophies of each culture are considered in order to point out the effect of thought upon art. No attempt is made to define a universal aesthetic; rather, the aim is to interpret and, consequently, enjoy art in the context of culture.
ARTH1206 The development of visual art (painting, sculpture and architecture) from prehistoric times to the present (within its historical context). Slides and films. The ideas and philosophies of each culture are considered in order to point out the effect of thought upon art. No attempt is made to define a universal aesthetic; rather, the aim is to interpret and, consequently, enjoy art in the context of culture.
ARTH2218 A study of the main movements in modern and con- temporary painting and sculpture: symbolism, fauvism, expressionism, cubism, futurism, dadaism and surrealism. More recent movements such as pop, op, minimal and conceptual art will be discussed.
ARTH3217 Western European painting and sculpture,focusing on the period from 1870- 1914, with emphasis on impressionism, post-impressionism, symbolism, the Pre-Raphaelites as well as academic art. Special attention given to major artists such as Degas, Manet, Monet, Van Gogh, Rodin, Turner, Seurat, Gauguin as well as Rossetti and others.
ARTH3219 The development of the arts in America. Special emphasis given to America's contribution in art of the 20th century.
ARTH3423 The study of the lives and influences, art and techniques of American and European women artists during the period from Impressionism to the preent day, with emphasis on issues of subject matter, historical context and gender.
ARTH3803 This course covers the 20th century in painting and art as well as its foundation in late 19th century France.It is taught on site through trips to New York's most famous museums.
ARTH4402 Students will have guided tours of the most important art museums in New York. Classroom lectures and museum visits.
ART1157 Basic printmaking techniques and their aesthetic possibilities. Monoprints, linocuts and woodblocks.
ART1169 Fundamentals of transparent watercolor painting. Stretching, wash techniques and brush manipulation.
ART1191 Fundamentals of black-and-white photography.
ART1201 An introduction to, and an exploration of, a selected variety of drawing materials and tech- niques. Emphasis will be placed on the comprehen- sion of the creative possibilities of pencils, charcoal and conte crayon. The course will explore the drawn line as the description of contour, light, darkness and space,as well as the tech- niques of gesture drawing, shading, texture and heightened drawing on stained paper and other drawing surfaces.
ART1202 Pencil, conte and ink rendering while developing concepts of composition and personal modes of expression in the given media. Emphasis on the development of a personal aesthetic by each student.
ART1225 An introductory course in painting, helping the student develop an ability to translate the three- dimensional reality of the outside world into a two-dimensional reality of the painting, i.e., study of a prearranged still life composed on objects to develop techniques suitable to their expression (collage, oil and tempera media).
ART1231 Basic elements of visual language in their appli- cation to selected problems. The study is based on formal and ideological analysis of a given object and translation of the resulting material into a two-dimensional visual system of communication. The following are examples of this visual vocabu- lary that are studied and applied to concrete projects: dynamic and static figure-ground relationships, rhythm, scale, color theory and contrasts, rotating patterns, elementary poster design. All criticism and instruction are on an individual basis.
ART1235 The student will be introduced to contemporary concepts of sculpture by way of traditional and contemporary materials. Drawing upon his or her own experience, pesonality and background as pri- mary resources, as well as historical considera- tions, the student will create sculpture.
ART1250 Students will learn to draw Graphic Novel pages. Instruction includes all stages of Fine art production ? from concept sketch to finished page (including lettering.) Students are encouraged to take Drawing I before enrolling, though it is not required.
ART1260 ?Ceramic Character Sculpture? will allow students to create sculptures in clay of their own original characters as models for animation, graphic novels or other personal projects. Students will learn ceramic building techniques for constructing three-dimensional figures. The class will examine the important role clay models play in development of characters. This will be explored in a range of computer based animated films (such as ?Up?/ Pixar; ?Shrek?/DreamWorks).
ART1315 The art of clay and glazes. Involves the student in the making of sculptural forms, vessels or functional objects. Techniques used are clay, pinching, slab and coil building, throwing on the wheel and glazing.
ART2060 This course will teach character sculpture at an advanced level. It will include development and creation of unique characters along with their environments in three dimensions. Modeling techniques in multiple materials will be demonstrated (clay, wire, plaster and mixed medium). Course prerequisite will be ART 1260 ?Ceramic Character Sculpture?. Class geared toward portfolio development in Fine Arts as well as Film/Animation.
ART2061 ?Animal Sculpture? will allow students to create 3D sculptured representations of animal forms. Basic introduction to comparative animal anatomy will be explored along with direct observation from live animals. The symbolic and expressive use of animal imagery in visual art across cultures and throughout history, including contemporary art and animation, will be looked at. Course will include varied approaches to building 3D forms in clay and mixed media (ex- plaster, wire) from masks to small sculptures. Students will have the opportunity to make portraits of selected animals such as personal pets or inventions. Class trips will include Museum of Natural History, a zoo and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
ART2233 A basic course that introduces the student to the ideas and language of three-dimensional design. Because of the wide range of the course, students who may be interested in sculpture, jewelry design, interior and architectural design, as well as stage design, computer animation and 3-D model- ing, can benefit from this course.
ART2236 Basic theory of color perception and its relevance to the visual arts. Diverse color relationships and contrasts are studied with the use of color aid, and studio experiments are supplemented by theoretical investigation. Projects based on differing types of color contrasts, for example, contrasts of hue, value saturation, temperature and simultaneous contrast. All criticism and instruction are on an individual basis.
ART2269 Advanced techniques in water-soluble media. Emphasis on original procedures for painting various subjects including still life and landscape.
ART2316 A further investigation of technical and artistic considerations explored in ART 1315 Ceramics I.
ART2319 Advanced exploration of both the student's envi- ronment and selected drawing media.
ART2320 In-depth investigation into the variety of non- traditional drawing media such as oils, pastels, inks, dyes and collages.
ART2326 A continuation of ART 1225 Painting I. Special emphasis on the student's continued aesthetic, creative and technical development in painting. Four studio hours per week.
ART2336 A continuation of ART 1235 Sculpture I. Emphasis on an individual approach and further exploration into the technical and creative aspects of sculp- ture.
ART3237 This course is designed to instruct the student in correct portfolio content and presentation for obtaining graphic design positions or entry into a Master of Fine Arts program.
ART3302 A course designed to develop the capacity of visual observation of the human figure and a second base for visual development in many areas. Expression of approach: gesture drawing, movement expressed by few lines, expressive ways of trans- lating the figure.
ART3307 An advanced level class in ceramics. Students will further develop concepts and techniques in clay construction and glazing with a more independent approach, personal projects and research.
ART3308 This course will allow students in-depth investi- gation of concepts along with advanced-level process using the ceramic media. Personal explora- tion and research will be emphasized. Contemporary art works will be a focus in class trips to New York galleries and museums.
ART3327 An in-depth investigation into materials, tech- niques and content of painting. An introduction of new media and contemporary ideas. The student is encouraged to develop personal modes of expres- sion, that is, to develop the ability to express the inner imperatives, personality and indivi- duality through intuitive, as well as rational "plastic" approach to outside reality. All cri- ticism and instruction are on an individual basis.
ART3328 An in-depth investigation into materials, tech- niques and content of painting. An introduction of new media and contemporary ideas. The student is encouraged to develop personal modes of expres- sion, that is, to develop the ability to express the inner imperatives, personality and individual- ity through intuitive, as well as rational "plas- tic" approach to outside reality. All criticism and instruction are on an individual basis.
ART3337 Practice in clay and plaster from live models.
ART3352 Advanced exploration of both the students' environment and selected drawing media.
ART4371 A review course in developing student artwork for presentation. The portfolio's application is for graduate school or entering the professional art field.
ART4422 Intern at a company or organization for up to twenty hours per week, students in Computer Graphic Design and in Studio Arts are eligible for this internship.
ART4423 Intern at a company or organization for up to twenty hours per a week. This internship may be a continuation of Art 4422 or a new experience with a different company.