Fall 2016 Course Schedule | Spring 2017 Course Schedule

    Code
    Course
    Credits
    SC 105

    The Sculptural Imagination: Wood, Metal, and Foundry Practices

    This course is an introduction to the basic techniques involved in woodworking, foundry processes, and welded steel sculpture. We will investigate the materials, methods, and concepts that serve as the foundation for creating sculptural artworks. Through weekly assignments, lectures, demonstrations, and discussions we will explore traditional and experimental approaches to the theory and practice involved in making sculpture. In each of the assignments we will study the historical, cultural, and contemporary applications and implications of these given sculptural techniques. However, the subject matter for all assignments is open to your individual interpretation. Students will learn how to identify materials, proper material usage, learn tools and safety within the Sculpture area, create finished works, and learn articulation of these materials (both physically and audibly) via critiques of finished works. The primary objective for this course is to develop the skills needed to interpret and articulate contemporary modes of creating sculpture that students will encounter as professional artists and creative problem solvers.Elective: 3 credits/semester; 6 hours/week. No prerequisite.

    Prerequisites : No prerequisites.

    Additional Notes : Elective. 6 hours/week.

    3 credits
    SC 225

    Beginning Performance Art

    This course focuses on introducing, exploring and experimenting with the artist’s body as a medium in time and space. Through in-class exercises, slide lectures, readings, discussions, case studies, individual performances and group critiques, we will investigate the formal elements and conceptual aspects of performance art: body/bodies, movement/action, clothing, object/material, voice/sound, time, space, site/context, content and audience. Students are encouraged to blur the boundary between art forms and disciplines. We will work from our own personal experience/concerns and learn to deliver our intention through the action of “performing as one’s self” (as opposed to actors/actresses who are performing someone else.) The ultimate goal is to fully explore and understand the complexity of who we are as individuals, and to share our insight through the language of the body. Elective: 3 credits/semester; 6 hours/week. No prerequisite.

    Prerequisites : No prerequisites.

    Additional Notes : Elective. 6 hours/week.

    3 credits
    SC 264

    Color in Form & Space

    This course investigates color as a significant participant that effects visual perception and communication of ideas. Students will work with inherent material color, color as applied surface, and color as content. This course will use traditional as well as non-traditional color materials and will examine the perceptual/conceptual change that occurs as surface and form merge and separate. The psychological and poetic aspects of color as well as the historical and contemporary impact of color will be the focus of completed studio work. The visual principles of previous foundation classes will be used to build a more personal, poetic and expressive body of work. Emphasis is placed on the three-dimensional visual experience.  Elective: 3 credits/semester; 6 hours/week.  Prerequisite: FN 115 and FN 113 or permission of the instructor.

    Prerequisites : FN 115 and FN 113 or permission of the instructor.

    Additional Notes : Elective. 6 hours/week.

    3 credits
    SC 321

    Sculpture: Junior Major Studio

    This course emphasizes the making of sculpture: inspiration, identifying material resources, developing technical skills, craftsmanship and critical awareness of visual and structural integrity. Four complete works and supporting material in the form of three-dimensional studies, experiments and drawings are expected. Students choose materials and subjective references, and works may incorporate resources and inspiration from other disciplines. Students develop productive work habits and learn to take charge of their direction and keep to a schedule. Technical assistance is available to help with new processes. Students work in all three studios of the department. Major requirement: 3 credits/semester; 6 hours/week. Prerequisites: Two semesters of SC electives (6 credits).

    Prerequisites : Two semesters of SC electives (6 credits).

    Additional Notes : Major requirement. 6 hours/week.

    3 credits
    SC 325

    Intermediate Performance Art

    This course focuses on introducing, exploring and experimenting with the artist’s body as a medium in time and space. Through in-class exercises, slide lectures, readings, discussions, case studies, individual performances and group critiques, we will investigate the formal elements and conceptual aspects of performance art: body/bodies, movement/action, clothing, object/material, voice/sound, time, space, site/context, content and audience. Students are encouraged to blur the boundary between art forms and disciplines. We will work from our own personal experience/concerns and learn to deliver our intention through the action of “performing as one’s self” (as opposed to actors/actresses who are performing someone else.) The ultimate goal is to fully explore and understand the complexity of who we are as individuals, and to share our insight through the language of the body. Elective: 3 credits/semester; 6 hours/week. No prerequisite.

    Prerequisites : No prerequisites.

    Additional Notes : Elective. 6 hours/week.

    3 credits
    SC 421

    Sculpture: Senior Major Studio

    This course equips students with the wherewithal to sustain artistic growth and emphasizes an independent and significant investigation of personal artistic interests and sensibilities. Students determine the nature of the work they produce, choosing technical means, materials, scale and context. Sculpture is approached as the perceptual and philosophical exploration of form and our interactions with it. Visual organization and craftsmanship, essential to making clear content, are stressed. Four complete works and supporting material in the form of three dimensional studies or experiments and drawings are expected, culminating in the presentation of a written thesis. Students work in all studios of the department. Major requirement: 3 credits/semester; 6 hours/week. Prerequisite: SC 321-322.

    Prerequisites : SC 321-322.

    Additional Notes : Major requirement. 6 hours/week.

    3 credits