Note: All 100-level courses are open to non-art majors without prerequisite.

  • ART 111 Foundation Art

    A course designed to familiarize students with the elements of form through a series of problems in two and three dimensions. Required for art majors. Offered each fall.

  • ART 113 Drawing I

    A perceptual experience in drawing from the human form in which concepts in art 111 are approached from a specific perceptual situation. Familiarity with a variety of drawing media is stressed. Offered each semester.

  • ART 115 Introduction to Art History

    This course explores the relationship between artistic production and audience in a historical and global context. Students will focus on select works of art to develop the ability to engage visual texts in an analytical and critical manner. Course includes visits to campus galleries and collections. The course fulfills the General Education requirements for The Arts category (AR). Offered each spring.

  • ART 116 Survey of Asian Art

    An introduction to the visual cultures of South and Southeast Asia, Inner Asia, and East Asia from the ancient to the modern and contemporary period. The course explores artistic traditions, materials, media, techniques, and genres, situating objects and monuments in their social, historical, and ritual context, and highlighting the artistic exchange of Buddhist art across Asia. The course fulfills the General Education requirements for the categories of The Arts and Encountering Global Diversity (AR, G). Offered occasionally.

  • ART 130 Painting I

    A course designed to introduce students to painting processes and concepts. Students explore painting as a medium of aesthetic expression and develop an awareness of selected historical and contemporary modes of painting. A series of critiques, group discussions, research and information gathering assignments, lectures, and demonstrations, complement studio work. Fulfills general education requirements for The Arts category. Offered each semester.

  • ART 135 Printmaking I

    A course designed to introduce students to printmaking processes and concepts. Students explore printmaking as a medium of aesthetic expression and develop an awareness of selected historical and contemporary modes of printmaking. A series of critiques, group discussions, research and information gathering assignments, lectures, and demonstrations, complement studio work. Fulfills general education requirements for The Arts category. Offered each semester.

  • ART 137 Sculpture I

    A course designed to introduce students to three-dimensional problem solving and to sculptural processes and concepts. Students explore sculpture as a medium of aesthetic expression and develop an awareness of selected historical and contemporary trends in sculpture. A series of critiques, group discussions, research and information gathering assignments, lectures, and demonstrations, complement studio work. Fulfills general education requirements for The Arts category. Offered each semester.

  • ART 139 Ceramics I

    A course designed to introduce students to ceramic processes and concepts. Students explore ceramics as a medium of aesthetic expression and develop an awareness of selected historical and contemporary modes of ceramics. A series of critiques, group discussions, research and information gathering assignments, lectures and demonstrations complement studio work. Fulfills general education requirements for The Arts category. Offered each semester.

  • ART 140 Photography I

    A course designed to introduce students to black and white photographic processes and concepts. Students explore photography as a medium of aesthetic expression and become aware of both historic and contemporary trends in photography. Beyond collecting photographic images and studio work, students will engage in group discussions and a series of critiques. Slide lectures, demonstrations of studio processes and research assignments will complement the studio experience. Fulfills general education requirements for The Arts category. Offered each semester.

  • ART 141 Graphic Design I

    A course designed to introduce students to visual communication, aesthetic theory, and computer graphics tools and techniques. Students explore graphic design as a means of communication, artistic expression, and organization of information. A series of critiques, group discussions, research and information gathering assignments, lectures and demonstrations, complement studio work. Fulfills general education requirements for The Arts category. Offered each semester.

  • ART 209 Myth, Image, and Symbol in South Asian Religion

    An investigation of the interrelationship among textual and non-textual forms of religious expression in South Asian religion. Readings from Hindu, Buddhist, and Jain traditions will be correlated with images and symbols drawn from sculpture, painting, dance, and film. The course is cross-listed with REL 209 and fulfills the General Education requirements for the categories of The Arts and Encountering Global Diversity (AR, G). Offered occasionally.

  • ART 213 Drawing II

    A consideration of problems in perceptual and conceptual drawing. The aim of the course is to further the understanding of drawing as an intermediary step which leads toward a completed work of art, and as a distinct art form having its own aesthetic qualities and being fully capable of producing an art object. Prerequisite: 113. Offered each semester.

  • ART 230 Painting II

    A continuation of 130. Individual problems in painting. Prerequisite: 130. Offered each semester.

  • ART 235 Printmaking II

    An introduction to the processes of lithography and color intaglio. Techniques and skills achieved in art 135 will continue to be utilized. Prerequisite: 135. Offered each semester.

  • ART 237 Sculpture II

    A continuation of 137. Individual problems in sculpture. Prerequisite: 137. Offered each semester.

  • ART 239 Ceramics II

    A continuation of 139. Individual problems in ceramics. Prerequisite: 139. Offered each semester.

  • ART 240 Photography II

    A continuation of 140. Individual problems in Photography. Prerequisites: 111, 140. Offered each semester.

  • ART 241 Graphic Design II: Advertising Design

    An introduction to persuasive graphic design. A continuation of study in typography and art through a series of advertising problems. An introduction to computerized graphic design will allow students to expand their visual vocabulary and prepare artwork for a printed piece. Students will look at the history and social impact of advertising. Prerequisite: 141. Offered each semester.

  • ART 297, 397, 497 Internships

    Individually designed experiential learning. May include field studios or internship placements such as commercial printing, graphic design, museum or gallery work. Prerequisites: consent of the School of Art faculty. Offered each semester.

  • ART 300 Art Theory and Criticism

    An introduction to theoretical and critical essays. Practice in the application of theoretical perspectives to critical analyses of specific visual artworks. Prerequisites: 320 and 322. Offered each spring.

  • ART 307 In Search of Troy: The Art and Archaeology of Bronze Age Greece

    A slide-illustrated examination of the archaeology of Greece in the Bronze Age (c. 3000-1100 B.C.), focusing on the art, architecture, and other physical evidence of the Minoan and Mycenaean cultures on the mainland, cycladic islands, Crete, and Asia Minor (Troy). Do the heroic myths of the Greeks cloud or enrich our understanding of early Greek culture? How far has the profession come since 1868 when wealthy amateur archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann, believing the accounts of Homer, found Troy at Hissarlik, Turkey? The course is cross-listed with GRS 307 and fulfills the General Education requirements for The Arts category (AR). Offered occasionally.

  • ART 309 Greek Art from Homer to Alexander

    A survey of cultural artifacts and monuments of ancient Greece from the “Age of Homer” (Bronze Age) to the “Age of Alexander” (Hellenistic Period). The goal is to develop an understanding and appreciation of Greek artistic expression, its influences, and its impact on Western art and thought. Course includes a field trip. The course is cross-listed with HIST/GRS 309 and fulfills the General Education requirements for The Arts category (AR).  Offered in alternate years, fall.

  • ART 311 Art And Architecture Of The Roman World

    This course follows the development of the forms and ideologies of Roman art from the republic to late antiquity. The issues to be discussed will include public and private and civic and religious art and architecture, urban planning, and the interaction of Roman art forms and provincial cultures in the forging of identity. The course is cross-listed with GRS/HIST 311 and fulfills the General Education requirements for The Arts category (AR).  Offered occasionally.

  • ART 316 European Art, 1750-1900

    An examination of the visual arts and critical ideas shaping Europe from the Enlightenment to the beginnings of Modernism. The course explores the visual culture of the French Revolution, art and colonialism, the major artistic movements, and the rapid technological and societal changes associated with modernity. Familiarity with art history is not required. The course fulfills the General Education requirements for The Arts category (AR). Offered occasionally.

  • ART 318 Manet to Dada

    An examination of the painting, sculpture, and graphic art produced in Europe and the United States during the later 19th and early 20th centuries. Special attention will be given to the emergence of impressionism, followed by the major modernist movements including postimpressionism, symbolism, expressionism, cubism, and dada. Offered in alternate years.

  • ART 320 Modern Art

    The course surveys the major developments in international art and design from the late nineteenth to the mid twentieth century. Key topics include medium specificity, mass-produced design and consumer culture, avant-gardism, abstraction, the movements and trends of postimpressionism and expressionism, cubism and futurism, constructivism and the bauhaus, dada and surrealism, and international developments following World War II. Familiarity with art history is not required. The course fulfills the General Education requirements for The Arts (AR). Offered each fall.

  • ART 322 Contemporary Art

    A critical survey of art since the 1960s with particular emphasis on the strategies of artistic practices and art’s social engagement. Course themes will address minimalism, conceptual art, postminimalism, happenings, critical theory, feminist art theory, institutional critique, postmodernism, multimedia, collaborative, and ephemeral projects, cultural globalism and transnational artists. The course fulfills the General Education requirements for the categories of The Arts and Encountering Global Diversity (AR, G). Offered each spring.

  • ART 330 Painting III

    A continuation of 230. Students are expected to demonstrate greater independence and experimentation in their work. Prerequisite: 230. Offered each semester.

  • ART 335 Printmaking III

    A continuation of 235. Students are expected to demonstrate greater independence and experimentation in their work. Prerequisite: 235. Offered each semester.

  • ART 337 Sculpture III

    A continuation of 237. Students are expected to demonstrate greater independence and experimentation in their work. Prerequisite: 237. Offered each semester.

  • ART 339 Ceramics III

    A continuation of 239. Students are expected to demonstrate greater independence and experimentation in their work. Prerequisite: 239. Offered each semester.

  • ART 340 Photography III

    A continuation of 240. Students are expected to demonstrate greater independence and experimentation in their work. Prerequisite: 240. Offered each semester.

  • ART 341 Graphic Design III: Publication Design

    A study of visual presentations from newsletters to magazines and books. An in-depth study of computer graphics software used to organize complex information in preparation for the printing process. Students will be exposed to advanced theories, principles and practice of typography. Prerequisite: 241. Offered each semester.

  • ART 343 Graphic Design IV

    A study of complex graphic design problems including identity, promotional and informational problems. Students are expected to achieve a higher level of computer expertise learned through a variety of projects demanding advanced knowledge of typography and illustration. Projects will require research. Prerequisite: 341. Offered each semester.

  • ART 355 African Expressive Arts

    This course introduces students to a variety of African expressive art forms in historical particularist and cross-cultural perspective. Artists, scholars, and performers, who specialize in specific African media will share their expertise in lecture-demonstrations and workshops, providing students with hands-on learning experiences. The course is cross-listed with ANTH 355 and fulfills the General Education requirements for the categories of The Arts and Encountering Global Diversity (AR, G). Offered alternate years in May Term.

  • ART 370 Special Topics in Art History

    A course which may vary in content with each offering. The central focus may be on one or more art movements, particular artistic problems or concepts, time periods or geographical locations which are more or less narrowly defined, or on the work of an individual artist. Each course offering under this title bears a subtitle which indicates the specific subject matter and the type of course experience that is planned. May be repeated for credit if course content is not duplicated. Offered occasionally.

  • ART 381 Special Topics in Studio Art

    A course which may vary in content with each offering. The central focus may be on one or more issues of process, content, or style. Each course offering under this title bears a subtitle which indicates the specific type of course experience that is planned. May be repeated for credit if course is not duplicated. Offered occasionally.

  • ART 399 Art Seminar

    A seminar on a theme in art and visual culture, open to all upper-level undergraduates and required of seniors in the School of Art. Topics will vary, and the course may be repeated for credit. The seminar is research-focused and fulfills the General Education requirements for a Writing Intensive course (W). Offered each fall.

  • ART 415 Advanced Drawing

    For advanced students who have an awareness of the basic problems in drawing. The course has three aims: development of a personal drawing style, familiarity with all drawing media, and a greater general appreciation of drawing. Prerequisite: 213. Offered each semester.

  • ART 430 Painting IV

    AB. Concentrated individualized work for advanced students. Prerequisite: 330. May be repeated once for credit. Offered each semester.

  • ART 435 Printmaking IV

    A,B. Concentrated individualized work for advanced students. Prerequisite: 335. May be repeated once for credit. Offered each semester.

  • ART 437 Sculpture IV

    A,B. Concentrated individualized work for advanced students. Prerequisite: 337. May be repeated once for credit. Offered each semester.

  • ART 439 Ceramics IV

    AB. Concentrated individualized work for advanced students. Prerequisite: 339. May be repeated once for credit. Offered each semester.

  • ART 440 Photography IV

    AB. Concentrated individualized work for advanced students. Prerequisite: 340. May be repeated once for credit. Offered each semester.

  • ART 441 Graphic Design V

    A concentrated portfolio building class. Students will work on individually designed problems with a higher level of difficulty than previous graphic design courses. Prerequisite: 343. May be repeated once for credit. Offered each semester

  • ART 450 Advanced Studies in Art History

    The seminar topic varies with each offering and may include a specified historical moment or group of artists, methodological trends or conceptual problems in the field. The seminar combines discussion and presentation, research and writing. The course fulfills the General Education requirements for a Writing Intensive course (W). Offered occasionally.

  • ART 480 Special Individual Projects

    Individually designed research studies, field experiences, or experimental studio projects in an area of special interest; carried out under the guidance of the instructor or a special supervisor. May be repeated for a maximum of three units of credit. Prerequisite: consent of the instructor. Offered as needed.