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2001 The Studio Experience 3 creditsIntroduction to several different art
media and approaches, for the beginning art student. Drawing, painting, and
sculpture projects dealing with various degrees of realism and abstraction. For
2201 Principles of Design 3
and principles of two-dimensional visual expression, such as line, space,
color, and shape, with emphasis on compositional movement. Studio projects,
weekly sketchbook assignments and written art reviews. Foundations level course to be taken early in
the Studio Art sequence.
Color 3 creditsIntroduction to the study of color and the role it plays in design and
art. Fundamental concepts such as color
interaction, expressive color, color physics, spectral color and surface color
will be exploredthrough a series of hands-on projects in a variety of media
including acrylic painting.
2210 Architectural Drawing 3 creditsIntroduces
students to the various roles drawing plays in architecture and design.
Students develop technical skills and gain architectural appreciation through
observational studies utilizing line, value, composition and rendering
techniques. The class will explore how drawing is used in the design process. Prerequisite:
ARTS 2201, 2301 or permission of instructor.
2284 Pastel 3 creditsExploration of pastel technique, with
studies from the still life, live model, and imagination. No prerequisite, but drawing and/or painting
experience is helpful.
2286 Watercolor 3 creditsInstruction
in the practice of watercolor painting methods and materials with projects
including still life, portrait, landscape and non-objective formats. Basic techniques covered include wash, wet
into dry, wet into wet, masking, glazing and others. No prerequisite, but
drawing and/or painting experience is helpful.
2301 Principles of Drawing 3
to basic drawing skills via study of the still life. Fundamental drawing
concepts including: Perspective, effective use of line, mass and value are
explored through diverse graphic media. Foundations level course to be taken
early in the Studio Art sequence.
2303 Intermediate Drawing 3 creditsExtension
and application of basic skills acquired in ARTS 2301. Continued exploration of
drawing as an expressive medium through traditional and non-traditional formats
and a variety of media. Projects include still life, live model, portrait and
drawing from imagination.
Prerequisite: ARTS 2301 or equivalent.
2304 Advanced Drawing 3 creditsExtension
and application of skills acquired in ARTS 2303 or equivalent. Cultivation of
drawing disciplines, encouragement of original thinking, and development of
individual style. This course may be taken a second time for credit.
Prerequisite: ARTS 2303 or equivalent.
2305 Portrait Drawing 3 creditsDrawing the portrait through study of the
human head in terms of anatomy, proportion, and expression. Resources include
the live model, photographs, and master drawings. Traditional and innovative
approaches explored; applications of various media, monochromatic and color.
2306 Drawing on New York 3 creditsAn offsite drawing course that uses such
sites as Bryant Park, the East River, and alternative interior sites as
subjects for drawings in a variety of media.
Prerequisite: ARTS 2301
2307 Illustration 3 creditsWorking in a
variety of media from both observation and imagination, students will gain
experience communicating ideas and content through the use of illustration.
Projects include: Graphic novel, children’s book, editorial, comic strip among
others.Prerequisite: ARTS 2301 or
2310 Mural Painting 3 creditsLarge-scale
paintings in acrylic and oil in triptych format. Emphasis on compositional
concerns. Prerequisite: ARTS 2511 or
permission of instructor
2511 Beginning Painting 3
of basic acrylic painting techniques . Fundamental concepts and skills
including color mixing, use of tools and media, rendering form, spatial
relationships and composition will be covered through a variety of projects,
primarily from the still life.
Foundations level course to be taken early in the Studio Art sequence.
2513 Intermediate Painting 3 creditsIntroduction of oil painting techniques
through hands-on projects. An opportunity for students to develop their visual
Prerequisite: ARTS 2001 or ARTS 2511.
2515 Advanced Painting 3 creditsExtended
study of painting as an expressive medium with a focus on formal and conceptual
development. Use of oil, acrylic, and mixed media. Intended for the mature
exploratory painter.Prerequisite: ARTS 2513.
2700 Three-Dimensional Design 3 credits A study in the
fundamentals of Three Dimensional composition as used by architects, artists,
and designers to successfully create products, objects, spaces and experiences. Introduction of basic
three-dimensional processes and materials and development of the students’
ability to analyze form and space relationships as well as the various intersections
of structure, form, and meaning.
2701 Sculpture 3 creditsConcepts of modern sculpture explored
through specific hands-on projects including:
Carving, modeling, casting, and assemblage.
2703 Model Making 3 credits This course acquaints students
with two-dimensional as well as three-dimensional communication tools.
Exercises emphasize various kinds of drawings, both free-hand and mechanical.
Using drawing as the basis of construction, various model-making techniques and
materials will be explored. Prerequisite: ARTS 2700
2831 Creativity and Innovation 3 creditsSeries of open-ended two and
three-dimensional projects utilizing new materials and encouraging innovation,
experimentation, and creativity.
2901 Printmaking 3 creditsIntroduction
to a variety of printmaking techniques including: Linocut, lithograph and silkscreen.
2902 Advanced Printmaking 3 creditsAdvanced
projects in printmaking; exploration of additional media and techniques. Prerequisite: ARTS 2901.
3009 Introduction to Computer Design 3 creditsStudents
acquire a basic proficiency in the software programs essential to graphic
design and visual communication: Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and
InDesign. This course is the
prerequisite for several intermediate level design courses and should be taken
early in the Studio Art sequence.
3012 Digital Photography 3
credits An introduction to the
fundamentals of digital photography.
Basic camera operation, editing images, lighting and composition will be
covered. Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom and other software are utilized to explore
possibilities for image correction, manipulation and output.
3013 Intermediate Design 3 creditsExtensive
study of graphic design principles with a concentration on research, process and
on visual communication, students will familiarize themselves with the graphic
design process through a range of projects for both print-based media and the
screen. Emphasis on applying the
appropriate software and tools to more complex and comprehensive design challenges. Prerequisites: ARTS 2201, 3009.
3014 Typography 3 creditsIntroduction to the fundamentals of typography: Typographic terms
and technologies, compositions and systems. Projects utilize hand-made studio
processes as well as computer technology.
Focus on typography
as an expressive medium that can create and support content
through a variety of projects. Prerequisites: ARTS 2201, 3009.
3016 Advanced Layout
Design/Typography 3 credits
3018 Exhibition Design 3
of the process and elements involved in exhibition design. Students will
collaborate on the design of the annual Stern Senior Art Exhibition while
relevant issues such as exhibition identity, environmental graphics,
promotional materials and space planning are discussed. Intended for
students interested in graphic design, interior design, architecture or museum
studies. ARTS 2201 and ARTS 3014 recommended.
3020 Introduction to
Video 3 creditsIntroduction
to the fundamental techniques and processes of digital video production. Students take projects from concept to
completion while learning basics in digital videography, editing (using Final
Cut Pro) and creating an online video portfolio. Projects include: Narrative short, music
video and documentary.
Advanced Video 3 creditsThis
course builds upon the knowledge and skills acquired in ARTS 3020. Advanced
editing techniques, image manipulation tools, compositing, motion graphics and
media management are covered. Students create both collaborative and
independent video projects using Final Cut Pro Studio software. Prerequisite: ARTS 3020.
3022 Stop-Motion Animation 3
in-depth study of stop-motion animation and claymation studio methods. An
overview of the history of animation will be combined with hands-on projects,
story boarding, character development and set/scene design. Students will
create their own animations using a variety of stop-motion techniques.
3025 Intermediate Photography 3 creditsThis course builds on the fundamentals acquired in Digital Photography and guides students to an advanced, working understanding of the medium. Students will become well versed in numerous technical approaches to image making (film, studio lighting, post production, fine art printing); hone their analytical skills through lectures, research and gallery visits; as well as learn about the realities of being a professional photographer. Prerequisite: ARTS 3012
3026 Advanced Photography 3 creditsExtended study of the photographic medium focusing on advanced practices and concepts as well as portfolio development.Prerequisite: ARTS 3025 3045 Advanced Design 3 creditsConcentration
on sophisticated creative strategies and the advancement of personal style
through a progression of rigorous and complex design projects. Intended to equip students to enter
professional practice in graphic design, portfolio development will be
emphasized. ARTS 3021 recommended. Prerequisites: ARTS 3013, 3014
3830 Methods and Media 3
of traditional techniques of drawing and painting from a historical perspective
while exploring contemporary applications. Covers two-dimensional media
including: Silver-point, gold leaf, egg
tempera, fresco, and encaustic.
Art Therapy 3 credits Students
will be introduced to the main theoretical approaches of art therapy. They will
explore the therapeutic use of art materials and the context in which they are
used. The class will consist of readings, lectures, discussions, art
experientials and 2 site visits.
3965-3970 Topics in Studio Art 3 credits
4901, 4902 Independent StudySee Academic Information and Policies
4932 Art and Experience in
Medici Florence 3 credits
Covers the art and history of Florence— the center of the Italian Renaissance
in the 15th century—as well as the role of the Jews and their contribution to
Italian culture, through visits to Florence museums and monuments. Prerequisite:
ARTS 1050 or ARTS 1052. Recommended: ARTS 1302.
4975 Senior Project 1 creditMandatory exit project in which the
student creates a culminating portfolio piece in her area of specialization.
Required for studio art majors.
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