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ART 101 Visual Art Experience (A,P). Course fee. An introductory course for students with little or no art experience, designed to broaden their visual vocabulary. Explores the basic elements and principles of art through a sequence of problems to be solved by the execution of original works in various media. 3 Cr.

ART 110 Art and Artists (A,F). Students may select ART 110 or ARH 215 as credit toward the Fine Arts requirement (F), but may not receive credit for both. Explores the basic forms of artistic production and the study of aesthetic principles of visual art, and how those principles reveal cultural meaning through lectures, slides videos, gallery visits, student-teacher dialogues, written assignments and tests. 3 Cr.

ART 210 Two-Dimensional Design (A). Course fee. An introduction to the elements and principles of two-dimensional visual composition. The course explores visual problem solving and concepts of creating two-dimensional images via line, shape, color, value, etc. Includes lectures, written assignments, demonstrations, and critiques. Assignments include the production of two-dimensional artwork using various media. 3 Cr.

ART 212 Three-Dimensional Design (A,P). Course fee. An introduction to the elements and principles of three-dimensional art making. The course explores visual problem solving and concepts of creating three-dimensional artwork via line, form, volume, texture, color, spacial relationships, etc. Includes lectures, written assignments, demonstrations, and critiques. Assignments include the production of three-dimensional artwork using various media. 3 Cr.

ART 221 Drawing I (A,P). Course fee. Provides an introduction to the basic elements of drawing and two dimensional imagery; including drawing from natural forms; aesthetic elements, such as line, value, composition, space, perspective, and mark making; and a basic understanding of the development of content in a work of art. 3 Cr.

ART 225 Introduction to Graphic Design (A). A studio fee of $125.00 is required for this course. Studio course that introduces students to the elements and principles of visual communication, including typography and layout. The course will provide a survey of graphic design, through the application of tools, materials, processes, and software, including: InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator. 3 Cr. Every Semester.

ART 231 Elements of Photography (A,P). Introduces non-Art majors to the conceptual, technical, and visual elements of Photography through the creation of works of art. Students gain introductory skills with materials as well as understanding of Photography concepts and contemporary concerns. Students explore sources and subject matter used by artists in their work. Writing assignments and gallery/museum visits supplement the student's appreciation of photography as an art form. Course materials fee of $150.00. 3 Cr. Every Semester.

ART 235 Typography I (A). Typography is the visual representation of language. This studio course introduces students to the applied practice of arranging type, type design, and typographic structure. The course investigates the formal qualities of characters and typefaces as methods of visual problem solving. A range of theoretical and applied projects are used to investigate typography as a tool for communication. Course materials fee of $90.00. 3 Cr. Every Semester.

ART 241 Elements of Painting (A,P). Introduces non-Art majors to the conceptual, technical, and visual elements of painting through the creation of works of art. Students gain introductory skills with materials as well as understanding of concepts and contemporary concerns in painting. Students explore sources and subject matter used by artists in their work. Writing assignments and gallery/museum visits supplement the student's appreciation of painting as an art form. 3 Cr. Every Semester.

ART 251 Elements of Printmaking (A,P). Introduces non-Art majors to the conceptual, technical, and visual elements of Printmaking through the creation of works of art. Students gain introductory skills with materials as well as understanding of Printmaking concepts and contemporary concerns. Students explore sources and subject matter used by artists in their work. Writing assignments and gallery/museum visits supplement the student's appreciation of printmaking as an art form. 3 Cr. Every Semester.

ART 261 Elements of Sculpture (A,P). Introduces non-Art majors to the conceptual, technical, and visual elements of Sculpture through the creation of works of art. Students gain introductory skills with materials as well as understanding of sculptural concepts and contemporary concerns. Students explore sources and subject matter used by artists in their work. Writing assignments and gallery/museum visits supplement the student's appreciation of sculpture as an art form. Course materials fee of $140.00. 3 Cr. Every Semester.

ART 271 Elements of Ceramics (A,P). Introduces non-Art majors to the conceptual, technical, and visual elements of Ceramics through the creation of works of art. Students gain introductory skills with materials as well as understanding of concepts and contemporary concerns in Ceramics. Students explore sources and subject matters used by artists in their work. Writing assignments and gallery/museum visits supplement the student's appreciation of ceramics as an art form. 3 Cr. Every Semester.

ART 300 Branding and Identity Design (B). Prerequisites: ART 210, ART 212, ART 221, ART 225. An important segment of the design field involves the development of visual identity systems (branding) for businesses and organizations. This studio course explores identity design through conceptual thinking and visual problem solving with class progression mirroring a professional design methodology (research, ideation, development, evaluation, implementation, and review). Students learn ideation and evaluation strategies to develop and refine their solutions. They apply developed systems to traditional identity applications such as stationary, signage, web sites and advertising specialties. Historical examples and recent case studies provide context for student work. This course includes advanced work in the following software: InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator. Course materials fee of $125.00. 3 Cr. Fall.

ART 301 BFA Group Review (A). A group review process consisting of professional presentation of a body of work completed during the course of the semester in the student's area of concentration, along with a written statement about the work, and an oral presentation to be given for faculty and peers during the review process. Critique, informed discussion, and feedback from both students and faculty members also are integral components of the course. Students required to compile and present a journal/notebook of influences and other resource materials relevant to the work being presented at the time of the BFA Group Review. 1 Cr. Every Semester.

ART 311 Introduction to Video (A). Course fee. (Taught at Visual Studies Workshop, lab hours weekdays at VSW) Provides an introduction to the use of video as a medium for individual expression and creativity. Develops basic video skills (i.e., the operation of the video camera, analogue editing and digital video systems) and fundamental procedures in planning and producing a videotape are presented through demonstrations, lectures and practice sessions. Uses screenings and artists' presentations to illustrate contemporary work in video. 3 Cr.

ART 322 Figure Drawing (A). Prerequisite: ART 221 or instructor’s permission. Provides studio experience in observing, analyzing and drawing the human form in formal, anatomical and expressive modes. The course incorporates a variety of drawing materials and drawing skills and allow students to acquire the necessary background for further study. Course materials fee of $80.00. 3 Cr. 3 Cr.

ART 325 Typography II (A). Prerequisites: ART 235 and ART 300. This studio course introduces students to principles of typographic signaling and hierarchy as a means of controlling text in order to clarify and enhance communication. Students explore typographic grid systems as a compositional tool to organize, structure, and harmonize content in both limited and extended layout situations. Projects apply lessons to relevant design problems with emphasis on content analysis, typographic problem-solving, aesthetic sensitivity, and typesetting detail. This course includes advanced work in the following software: InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator. Course materials fee of $95.00. 3 Cr. Every Semester.

ART 327 Web Publication and Design (A). Introduces the basic elements of both print and Web publication design and production: headlines, text, photos and illustrations, type manipulation and use, charts and graphs, Web site links, hypertext, sound video and other emerging publication technologies. 3 cr. Every semester. 3 Cr. Every Semester.

ART 330 Digital Art I (A). Prerequisite: ART 210. Course fee. Introduces students to the use of the computer as a tool of art making. Uses multimedia software to create digital art. Encourages students to explore and combine computer-based techniques with traditional studio art techniques. Requires short readings to accompany the assignments to help students contextualize their work within the historical, social and political arena that surrounds the production of computer-based art. Course materials fee of $100.00. 3 Cr.

ART 331 Photography I (A). Prerequisite: ART 210. Course fee. (Two sections: SUNY Brockport campus and Visual Studies Workshop.) Explores photography's creative potential for personal expression. Covers 35mm camera operation, processing and developing film, and printing black and white photographs in the darkroom. During the first half of this class focus is on technical skills. During the second half focus is on the use of the students' newly found skills and their creative potential. Requires students to have access to an adjustable 35mm camera. Course materials fee of $150.00. 3 Cr.

ART 332 Intro to Digital Photography (A). Prerequisite or corequisite: ART 331. An introduction to digital photography, including DSLR camera operation, software basics for image adjustments and manipulation, and digital printing. During the first half of this class, focus is on technical skills. During the second half, focus is on the application of digital camera skills and their creative potential in digital image manipulation and printing. Requires students to have access to a DSLR camera. Note: There is a course materials fee. 3 Cr. Every Semester.

ART 333 Introduction to Color Photography (A). Prerequisite: ART 331. (Taught at Visual Studies Workshop) Provides an introduction to color photography. Addresses technical and aesthetic concerns with an emphasis placed on developing a personal color vocabulary. Upon completion, allows the student to be able to use both film and digital color processes; have an understanding of color theory and history; and see the possibilities for expression in color photography. 3 Cr.

ART 341 Painting I (A). Course fee. Prerequisite: ART 221. Provides an introduction to painting and design theory. Emphasizes such design elements as form, texture, line, tone, and the spatial and structural aspects of color through the application of various painting techniques. Uses principally oil and acrylics. 3 Cr.

ART 342 Painting II (A). Course fee. Prerequisite: ART 341. Provides a continuation of ART 341 with emphasis on composition, structure of pictorial space, abstraction, and the human figure. Uses principally oil and acrylic paints. 3 Cr. 3 Cr.

ART 351 Printmaking I (A). Course fee. Prerequisite: ART 221 or instructor's permission. Entails an introduction to printmaking processes including monotype, intaglio, relief processes, book making and paper making . Stresses conceptual development, technical skills and compositional elements throughout the semester. 3 Cr. 3 Cr.

ART 352 Printmaking II: From Steamroller Press to T-shirt Design (A). Course fee. Provides advanced skills and techniques and includes bookmaking, papermaking and alternative methods in printmaking. 3 Cr. Every Semester.

ART 358 Introduction to Visual Books (A). (Taught at Visual Studies Workshop) Introduces bookworks, which combines text, images, unexpected materials and unusual bindings, through examples, discussions and demonstrations, including access to outstanding collections. Requires students to work on individual projects, including one-of-a-kind books, and small editions. Emphasizes developing books that integrate word, image, and structure. 3 Cr.

ART 361 Sculpture: Mixed Media (A). Familiarizes students with the conceptual, technical, and visual vocabulary of sculpture well enough to create dimensional works of artistic merit and personal expression. Students are expected to gain basic skills with materials as well as understanding of sculptural concepts. Problems designed to distinguish between technique and idea in sculpture and how materials are used to express concepts. Course materials fee of $140.00. 3 Cr. Every Semester.

ART 362 Sculpture: Metal (A). Expands student’s knowledge of sculptural materials and techniques, with an emphasis on metal-working through both direct and indirect methods. In addition, allows students to further explore sculptural concepts and 3-dimentional spatial organization through the completion of class projects. Course materials fee of $140.00. 3 Cr. Every Semester.

ART 371 Beginning Handbuilding (A). Course fee. Introduces students to basic handbuilding techniques that are used to form objects out of clay. Students address projects in a problem solving approach that utilizes and develops creative thinking capabilities and technical knowledge about clay as an expressive art material. Covers traditional and non-traditional glazing techniques and applications. 3 Cr. 3 Cr.

ART 372 Beginning Wheelthrowing (A). Course fee. Provides an exploration of clay as an expressive material while focusing on production methods utilizing the potter’s wheel. Introduces glaze calculation, oxidation, reduction firing and formulation of clay bodies. 3 Cr.

ART 381 Metals: Fabrication (A). Prerequisite: Art 212. This course will exercise 3-dimensional designing concepts while familiarizing students with as many aspects of metal fabrication as possible. Students will learn both ferrous and nonferrous techniques for cutting, joining, shaping and finishing metal. Techniques covered will include shearing, sawing, soldering, welding, patination as well as others. Conceptual development, composition, technical skills and scale will be stressed throughout the semester. 3 Cr. Every Semester.

ART 382 Metals: Forging (A). Course fee. Prerequisite: Art 212. This course will introduce and explore metal forging. Emphasis will be on techniques for hammering metal, both hot and cold, and forming sheet metal into 3-dimentional shapes. The forged elements will then be incorporated into finished projects. Conceptual development, composition and technical skills will be stressed throughout the semester. 3 Cr. Every Semester.

ART 383 Metalwork and Jewelry III (A). Course fee. Prerequisite: ART 382. Covers advanced design theory and studio procedures in metal-working techniques. 3 Cr.

ART 399 Independent Study in Art (B). Prerequisite: instructor's permission. May require a course fee. Arranged in consultation with the instructor-sponsor and in accordance with the procedures of the Office of Academic Advisement prior to registration. May be repeated for credit. 1-6 Cr.

ART 401 Senior Seminar (A). Prerequisite: ARH 201 and ARH 202, and ART 221. Class to be taken in the senior year. Requires readings, portfolio development, exhibition preparation, advanced studio problems and a discussion of the theory and criticism of art. 3 Cr.

ART 402 BFA Senior Exhibition (A). A Senior Exhibition is required of all BFA students prior to graduation. Allows students to work with the professor in their area of specialization to produce an exhibition of quality that represents their accomplishments in the program. Covers exhibition design, installation and advertising as well as other pertinent responsibilities and information relative to a successful exhibition. 3 Cr. Every Semester.

ART 403 Mixed Media (A). Course fee. Prerequisites: either ART 210 or ART 212 and ART 221. Explores the content and formal possibilities of the interaction of two- and three-dimensional media. Investigates the process of how ideas take physical form and how artists use mixed media to manifest their ideas. Traditional and non-traditional media will be used to investigate a series of thematic assignments. Group discussion and critiques will be held during the semester. 3 Cr. Spring.

ART 404 Collections Management (A). Provides an overview of the function of registration and cataloguing staff; developing cataloguing systems; collection management procedures; insurance; and condition reports. Students will learn cataloguing and the use of a collection database; the guiding principles of stewardship and collection management; explore various legal and ethical issues museum professionals face; examine the regulatory system designed to uphold the integrity of collection care and manage liability exposure associated with a broad range of collection activities. 3 Cr. Fall.

ART 412 Video II (A). Prerequisite: ART 311. (Taught at Visual Studies Workshop, lab hours weekdays during Media Center hours.) Designed for people with prior experience in video, presents advanced techniques for those who wish to further explore the ideas and meaning behind their work in video. Allows students to combine the elements of performance, scripting, sound, computer graphics, and special effects within individual projects. Uses class time to study film, computer, and video techniques, as well as have in-group discussions about the tapes and DVDs created during the course. 3 Cr.

ART 414 Advanced Problems in Visual Studies (A). Provides for reading, advanced projects and discussion of theory and criticism applied to electronic imaging, visual books, digital media and film/video. 3 Cr.

ART 415 16mm Film I (B). Course fee. (Taught at Visual Studies Workshop, lab hours weekdays during Media Center hours.) Provides an introduction to independent 16 mm film production. Focuses on individual expression through script writing, film production and post-production. Includes sessions covering topics such as the history of film, camera operation, the use of light meters, lighting, composition, directing actors, and the principles and techniques of editing. Expects students to demonstrate competence with equipment as a prerequisite for working on individual projects. 3 Cr.

ART 416 16mm Film II (B). Prerequisite: ART 315 or instructor's permission. (Taught at Visual Studies Workshop) Provides a follow-up to basic filmmaking, with a more in-depth analysis of sound production including sync recording mixing of complex tracks, working with ensemble acting and dialogue. Highlights animation techniques, titling, and counterpoint in editing. Requires students to ready film projects for final post-production and distribution. 3 Cr.

ART 417 Methods of Teaching Art at the Elementary Level (B). Course fee. Prerequisite: instructor’s permission. Provides a basic orientation to teaching visual art to young children. Includes a review of art elements and principles, art-making as “problem solving,” art criticism, and the creation and delivery of a basic visual art lesson plan. 3 Cr.

ART 418 Documentary Film/Video (A). (Taught at Visual Studies Workshop, lab hours weekdays during Media Center hours.) Provides insight into the practice of documentary film/video making. Introduces and discusses basic tools and the principles of film narration and montage, as they apply to documentary film/video making. In hands-on exercises, allows participants to explore the creative process of interpreting "the world out there" by means of the moving image. 3 Cr.

ART 419 Practices of Teaching Art on the Elementary Level (A). Course fee. Prerequisite: ART 417. Explores important concepts related to art history, art aesthetics, and art criticism. Examines advanced methods of teaching art and classroom management techniques. Familiarizes with national and New York state standards of art curriculum in grades K-6. Allows students to work with a classroom teacher in developing syllabus and teaching art. 3 Cr.

ART 423 Drawing III (A). Course fee. Prerequisite: ART 322. Provides a continuation of ART 322. Allows for in-depth studio experience, concentrating on drawing the humane, the nature of space, individual exploration of imagery and further experimentation with a variety of media. 3 Cr.

ART 424 Advanced Problems in Drawing (A). Course fee. Prerequisite: ART 423. Provides for intensive drawing, research on concepts, readings, advanced projects, and discussion of theory and criticism as applied to creative drawing. May be repeated for credit. 3 Cr.

ART 425 Graphic Design III (A). Prerequisites: ART 300 and ART 325. Focuses on Web Design and introduces the basic methods of creation and design of user-centered internet web sites using the XHTML language in Dreamweaver and the Flash software for animation and interactivity. 3 Cr. Every Semester.

ART 427 Information Design (A). Prerequisites: ART 300 and ART 325. This studio course explores the designer’s role in information design-the visual presentation of complex quantitative, comparative, spatial, and sequential data. Advanced problems are solved through principles of data analysis, appropriate graphical format selection, typographic structure, and diagrammatic interpretation with emphasis on accuracy, efficiency, and clarity. Applications include: statistical charts, graphs, Isotype displays, map systems, and diagrams. This course includes advanced work in the following software: InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator. Course materials fee of $125.00. 3 Cr. Spring.

ART 430 Digital Art II (A). Prerequisite: ART 330. Course fee. Further develops skills and principles relating to the exploration of the computer as a tool for creating art. Encourages students to do a more advanced exploration and combine computer-based techniques with traditional studio art techniques. 3 Cr.

ART 433 Intermediate Photography (A). Prerequisites: ART 231 or 331 and ART 232 or 332. Focuses on further development of technical skills and creative exploration of the media of photography. Explores projects in darkroom and digital photography, including hybrid processes. Class trips and research project exposes students to local resources. Emphasis on development and presentation of unified projects. NOTE: There is a course materials fee. 3 Cr. Every Semester.

ART 434 Advanced Problems in Photography (A). Prerequisite: ART 433. (Taught at Brockport Campus and Visual Studies Workshop.) Structured for students to gain independence in their working methods. Expects students to locate an area of interest and create a substantial project that reflects a thoughtful and developed investigation. Requires conceptual and technical readings to supplement their work. Course materials fee of $125.00. 3 Cr.

ART 435 Exhibitions Management (A). Provides an overview of the function of visual art exhibitions and curatorial work. Exhibitions research, checklist creation, unpacking and object handling, gallery preparations, design, fabrications, installation, lighting, and labeling are all covered in the class. Students will learn the above skills through hands-on work in Visual Studies Workshop's gallery exhibitions program and through site visits to other exhibition spaces and museums in Rochester, NY. 3 Cr. Spring.

ART 443 Painting III (A). Course fee. Prerequisite: ART 342. Covers advanced painting, painting from life, and the human figure. Emphasizes creative forms of self expression. Intensive painting and research on imagery begins in the second half of the semester. 3 Cr.

ART 444 Advanced Problems in Painting (A). Course fee. Prerequisite: ART 443. Emphasizes personal solutions related to content in the work as well as technical issues in painting, advanced projects, and discussion of theory and criticism applied to creative painting. May be repeated for credit. 3 Cr.

ART 450 Graphic Design Portfolio Development. This studio course will help students prepare their art and design portfolios for presentation post-graduation. Students will participate in critical discussions about career planning, working with clients, interview etiquette, and portfolio review. Students will assess, revise, and add to their current portfolio while developing presentation formats for both its print and digital display. Students will prepare their resume. They will also develop a personalized identity system to implement across their personal marketing materials (resume, business cards, cover letters, and online presence). Course materials fee of $85.00. 3 Cr. Spring.

ART 453 Printmaking III (A). Course fee. Prerequisite: ART 352. Allows advanced students to design their individual projects for the semester. Requires a minimum of four projects exploring advanced technical and conceptual development. 3 Cr.

ART 454 Advanced Problems in Printmaking (A). Course fee. Prerequisite: ART 453. Allows for a continuation of personal development of ideas, skills and varied technical approaches to the art of printmaking at the advanced level. 3 Cr.

ART 463 Sculpture III (A). Prerequisite: ART 362. Allows students to expand their knowledge of materials and techniques used in the production of sculpture. Assignments address contemporary concerns in working three-dimensionally, such as permanence, process and site-specificity. Allows students to gain knowledge and experience with public art, installation art, and performance art. Entails readings to supplement class demonstrations, critiques, slide lectures, and videos on contemporary sculpture. Course materials fee of $140.00. 3 Cr. Every Semester.

ART 464 Advanced Problems in Sculpture (A). Prerequisite: ART 463. Students will expand their knowledge of sculptural materials and techniques while working toward the development of their own vision. Individual explorations into various approaches to art making will be encouraged. Information and guidance will be given on documentation and presentation of sculpture for portfolios. May be repeated for credit. Course materials fee of $140.00. 3 Cr.

ART 470 Gallery Management and Exhibition Design (B). Course fee. Cross-listed as ARH 480. This course is designed as an intense practicum to prepare students for careers as curators, gallery directors and gallery professionals. Students will actively engage with diverse mediums, arts and curators to develop public exhibitions and programs. Through hands-on experience, students will be challenged to address meanings conveyed consciously and unconsciously by exhibition design and presentation. 3 Cr.

ART 472 Intermediate Handbuilding (A). Prerequisite: ART 371. Emphasizes continued development of technical skills, creative thinking and problem solving. Students address assigned problems using hand construction techniques to create functional and / or sculptural ceramic forms. Students support their work through related research of contemporary ceramic artists and issues related to the discipline. Course fee. 3 Cr.

ART 473 Intermediate Wheel (A). Prerequisite: ART 372. Emphasizes continued development of technical skills, creative thinking and problem solving. Students address assigned problems using the potter's wheel as a tool to create functional and / or sculptural ceramic forms. Students support their work through related research of contemporary ceramic artists and issues related to the discipline. Course fee. 3 Cr.

ART 474 Advanced Problems in Ceramics: Handbuilding (A). Prerequisite: ART 472. Provides for advanced skill development, individualized projects, and discussion of theory and criticism applied to the discipline of ceramics. Students support their work through individualized research projects. May be repeated for credit. Course fee. 3 Cr.

ART 475 Advanced Problems in Ceramics: Wheel (A). Prerequisite: ART 473. Provides for advanced skill development, individualized projects, and discussion of theory and criticism applied to the discipline of ceramics. Students support their work through individualized research projects. May be repeated for credit. Course fee. 3 Cr.

ART 484 Advanced Problems in Metal/Jewelry (A). Course fee. Prerequisite: ART 383. Provides for reading, advanced projects, and discussion of theory and criticism applied to the metalwork and jewelry arts. May be repeated for credit. 3 Cr.

ART 491 Topics in Art Studio (B). Course fee. Provides an upper-division art studio experience. Allows students to earn credit for a special offering not normally a part of regular department curriculum. 1-6 Cr.

ART 499 Independent Study in Art (A). May require a course fee. Arranged in consultation with the instructor-sponsor and in accordance with the procedures of the Office of Academic Advisement prior to registration. May be repeated for credit. 1-6 Cr.

Graduate Courses

ART 504 Collections Management (A). Provides an overview of the function of registration and cataloguing staff; developing cataloguing systems; collection management procedures; insurance; and condition reports. Students will learn cataloguing and the use of a collection database; the guiding principles of stewardship and collection management; explore various legal and ethical issues museum professionals face; examine the regulatory system designed to uphold the integrity of collection care and manage liability exposure associated with a broad range of collection activities. 3 Cr. Fall.

ART 513 Visual Studies Core: Media (A). Course fee. (Taught at Visual Studies Workshop.) Multiple workshops that introduce students to the intersection of photography, film, video, audio, and digital media as well as historical and contemporary concepts of moving media. Requires students to plan and produce several moving media pieces. 3 Cr. Fall.

ART 515 16mm Film I (B). Course fee. (Taught at Visual Studies Workshop.) Introduces the student to independent 16 mm film production. Focuses on individual expression through scriptwriting, production and postproduction. Sessions include the history of film, camera operation, use of light meters, lighting, composition, directing actors, and the principles and techniques of editing. 3 Cr.

ART 516 16mm Film II (B). Course fee. (Taught at Visual Studies Workshop.) Provides students with advanced aesthetics needed to work with 16 mm film. Covers synch soundtrack, advanced editing techniques, working with a film crew and budgeting. Requires students to produce a film project with soundtrack by the end of the semester. 3 Cr.

ART 519 Practices of Teaching Art on the Elementary Level (A). Course fee. Prerequisite: ART 417. Expects students in this graduate-level course to create individual or partner-based Discipline Based Art Education (DBAE). Requires students to make presentations instead of groupbased work, do research and write an accelerated and longer length art-therapy paper, develop a more involved Multiple Intelligences Project, and accomplish advanced art assignments. 3 Cr.

ART 531 Historical Photographic Processes (A). Introduces and applies several historic photographic processes used in the 19th century. Hands-on experience provides historical background in addition to a deep understanding and appreciation for these processes. Discussions include contemporary issues and artists currently using any one or combination of historical techniques. 3 Cr.

ART 532 Visual Studies Core: Photography (A). Course fee. (Taught at Visual Studies Workshop.) Workshops that examine contemporary photography in the broadest possible sense. Investigates the act of making images and their social and psychological contexts. Requires students to produce a body of photographic work and to understand the effects of different visual strategies as well as physical material choices for images. 3 Cr. Fall.

ART 534 Advanced Problems in Photography (A). (Taught at Brockport Campus and Visual Studies Workshop.) Structured for students to gain independence in their working methods. Expects students to locate an area of interest and create a substantial project that reflects a thoughtful and developed investigation. Requires conceptual and technical readings to supplement their work. 3 Cr.

ART 535 Exhibitions Management (A). Provides an overview of the function of visual art exhibitions and curatorial work. Exhibitions research, checklist creation, unpacking and object handling, gallery preparations, design, fabrications, installation, lighting, and labeling are all covered in the class. Students will learn the above skills through hands-on work in Visual Studies Workshop's gallery exhibitions program and through site visits to other exhibition spaces and museums in Rochester, NY. 3 Cr.

ART 540 Core Seminar in Visual Studies (A). This studio/seminar course provides a core introduction to studio practices, research methodologies and contemporary issues in photography, visual books, and moving images. It examines current and historical models as well as the overlaps of these media. 3 Cr. Fall.

ART 555 Visual Studies Core: Books (A). Course fee. (Taught at Visual Studies Workshop.) Workshops that examine contemporary uses of image juxtapositions in series, sequence, text and image relationships, and the various printing, materials, and conceptual concerns that come together in the book as an art form. Requires students to plan and produce several books and to understand the material book as a metaphor that creates meaning in the work. 3 Cr. Fall.

ART 568 Working with Visual Information (A). (Taught at the Visual Studies Workshop). Using the substantial visual resources of the Visual Studies Workshop, provides the fundamentals of working with visual information in a special collections context. Introduces basic database concepts, analysis and current archival/museum best practices (name authorities, exhibition and bibcitation). Practical emphasis is on the use of FileMaker database software for its ease of use, low cost and power. Other systems are surveyed including the potential of the internet for expanded access. Teaches how to use visual information more effectively for research and how to craft effective structures of visual data. 3 Cr.

ART 574 Advanced Problems in Ceramics (A). Provides for individualized, advanced projects, and discussion of theory and criticism applied to the art of ceramics. May be repeated for credit. 3 Cr.

ART 599 Independent Study in Visual Studies (A). Prerequisite: Instructor's permission. Permits students to pursue in greater depth topics studied previously. Designed individually through consultation between student and instructor to suit the needs of the student and the special competence of the instructor. 1-6 Cr.

ART 636 Critical Writing (A). Course fee. Prerequisite: ART 532. (Taught at Visual Studies Workshop.) Provides an overview of current writing strategies and styles for artists, curators, and critics. Examines the role of research in writing as well as the technical requirements for professional documentation of research. 3 Cr. Fall.

ART 640 Visual Studies Studio Critique I (A). Course fee. Examines studio work through experimenting with materials, subject matter, and production techniques that are new to the student in addition to continuing to develop ongoing bodies of work. Weekly critiques are by peer review, led by the instructor, with several visiting artist critiques in the term. The culminating event for the course is the Work Share critique. 3-6 Cr. Spring.

ART 641 Visual Studies Studio Critique II (A). Course fee. Examines studio work through experimenting with materials, subject matter, and production techniques that are new to the student in addition to continuing to develop ongoing bodies of work. Weekly critiques are by peer review, led by the instructor, with several visiting artist critiques in the term. The culminating event for the course is the Work Share critique. 3-6 Cr. Fall.

ART 642 Visual Studies Studio Critique III (A). Course fee. Examines studio work through experimenting with materials, subject matter, and production techniques that are new to the student in addition to continuing to develop ongoing bodies of work. Weekly critiques are by peer review, led by the instructor, with several visiting artist critiques in the term. The culminating event for the course is the Work Share critique. 3-6 Cr. Spring.

ART 643 Visual Studies Studio Critique IV (A). Course fee. Examines studio work through experimenting with materials, subject matter, and production techniques that are new to the student in addition to continuing to develop ongoing bodies of work. Weekly critiques are by peer review, led by the instructor, with several visiting artist critiques in the term. The culminating event for the course is the Work Share critique. 3-6 Cr. Fall.

ART 735 Art Organization Practicum (A). Course fee. As an in-house internship, a practicum that provides the opportunity to gain first-hand experience and working knowledge of one of VSW's program areas: collections, exhibitions, press, and other public programs. Requires students to work under the direction of a program coordinator and make active contributions to advancing the program's goals. Allows students to gain inside experience of an art organization in learning particular professional skills. 3 Cr. Every Semester.

ART 790 Internship (A). Course fee. Designed to benefit students' work by providing experience in the field. Involves the commitment of one semester's time within an active, professional learning situation. Examples include an apprenticeship with an artist, assisting a curator, setting up and teaching evening courses in a remote area, helping design an innovative method of visual text distribution on the Internet. Culminates in a report including documentation and evaluation letters. 3 Cr. Every Semester.

ART 797 Visual Studies Thesis I (A). Course fee. Lays the practical and conceptual groundwork for the final thesis project, a public presentation and contribution to the field of visual studies in the form of a gallery show, media art project, screening, or publication. Focuses on issues of professional practice in writing artists' statements, public speaking about work, display alternatives, etc. Culminates in the Graduate Review, which is a requirement to work independently on the final thesis. 3 Cr. Spring.

ART 798 Visual Studies Thesis II (A). Course fee. Prerequisite: ART 797 and Graduate Review. Requires a final thesis project that leads to a public presentation and contribution to the field of visual studies in the form of a gallery show, media art project, screening, or publication. Requires that the public project be available to the community for at least one week. Two faculty members and one outside advisor act as advisors to the project. A final presentation and discussion results in vote to recommend the acceptance or resubmission of the thesis project. 1-3 Cr. Every Semester.

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