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Ptg Lab: Explor in Representation & Figuration

Course No. PTG33X.1  Credits: 3.0
Prerequisite(s) Intro to Painting: Painting History: 1828-Present

This course identifies the components of traditional figurative painting such as space, composition, point of view, color, and scale. Using this as a platform each of these will serve as the subject of a sustained investigation. This approach will function to establish an understanding of these elements in a conventional context as well as the object of experimentation. This course will be useful to students in all areas who are interested in working figuratively in two-dimensions. This course is open to all students.

Ptg Lab: Explor in Representation & Figuration

Course No. PTG43X.1  Credits: 3.0
Prerequisite(s) Intro to Painting: Painting History: 1828-Present

This course identifies the components of traditional figurative painting such as space, composition, point of view, color, and scale. Using this as a platform each of these will serve as the subject of a sustained investigation. This approach will function to establish an understanding of these elements in a conventional context as well as the object of experimentation. This course will be useful to students in all areas who are interested in working figuratively in two-dimensions. This course is open to all students.

PTG/VAT: Critical Issues in Art in Theory/Practice

Course No. VAT416.1  Credits: 3.0

This class will focus on how the relationship between the visual and the verbal, images, and ideas play out in artist's work. Emphasis will be placed on artist statements, writings by artists, student peer reviews, and written statements. Students will be expected to hone their abilities to think critically about visual art through weekly readings and writing assignments. This course is open to majors from all disciplines and students will be encouraged to work in their area of expertise. 3 credits.

Ptg: Framing the Subj & Construc of Meaning

Course No. PTG429.1  Credits: 3.0

This course focuses on the further development of the subject of the studentŐs work. Emphasis is on strategies of meaning construction from the perspective of the artistŐs intention. Students will develop and discuss intention embodied in a work through critiques and discourse and will explore the relation of means to meaning. Students are expected to engage in critical discourse surrounding the work of fellow students, established artists and in relation to their own work. The goal is to develop an understanding of the criteria, standards and values promoted by the artist and how these come to be understood by the audience. In addition students will be expected to demonstrate a personal commitment to a student practice and the willingness and ability to make work. Required for all 4th year Painting majors and open as an elective to any senior from regardless of major or with the permission of the instructor or Painting Head. 3 credits.

Ptg: Framing the Subject & Construc of Meaning

Course No. PTG329.1  Credits: 3.0

This course focuses on the further development of the subject of the studentŐs work. Emphasis is on strategies of meaning construction from the perspective of the artistŐs intention. Students will develop and discuss intention embodied in a work through critiques and discourse and will explore the relation of means to meaning. Students are expected to engage in critical discourse surrounding the work of fellow students, established artists and in relation to their own work. The goal is to develop an understanding of the criteria, standards and values promoted by the artist and how these come to be understood by the audience. In addition students will be expected to demonstrate a personal commitment to a student practice and the willingness and ability to make work. Required for all 4th year Painting majors and open as an elective to any senior from regardless of major or with the permission of the instructor or Painting Head. 3 credits.

Ptg: Mechanics of Meaning,:Subj, Form, Content

Course No. PTG336.1  Credits: 3.0

The goal of this course is to develop an understanding of the criteria, standards, and values promoted by artists and how these come to be understood by their audience through exploring the relationships that exist between subject, form and content. Through discussion, assignments and studio critiques the class will attempt to make explicit the role that our assumptions about the component parts of an art work plays in the construction of a work and how it is understood by its audience. 3 credits.

Ptg: Mechanics of Meaning: Subj, Form, Content

Course No. PTG436.1  Credits: 3.0

The goal of this course is to develop an understanding of the criteria, standards, and values promoted by artists and how these come to be understood by their audience through exploring the relationships that exist between subject, form and content. Through discussion, assignments and studio critiques the class will attempt to make explicit the role that our assumptions about the component parts of an art work plays in the construction of a work and how it is understood by its audience. 3 credits.

Publication Design

Course No. GDS 35X-45X  Credits: 3.0

This course covers contemporary issues in Publication Design. The aesthetic of type and image remains the most widespread media for graphic designers. Aspects of the printed word and image will be investigated and considered in this class by focusing on the process by which ideas are developed, conceived, written, edited, and ultimately presented. Publication Design will explore projects that will include exercises focused on working within a team, within budgets, with other professionals, and with key vendors. The sequence of the idea is stressed, including how these ideas are presented and revealed through a variety of publishing media.

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