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Mar 28, 2014

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Apr 22, 2014 @ Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland in Cleveland, OH

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Sculpture Courses

BFA Production + Independent Research: Production, Conveyance + Presentation

Course No. SCU428M  Credits: 3.0
Faculty Jimmy Kuehnle

Required for all senior sculpture majors.

BFA Production + Independent Research: Research + Production.

Course No. SCU427M  Credits: 3.0
Faculty Barry Underwood | Christian Wulffen

As an extension of the Visual Arts and Technology Environment’s goal that students develop the ability to generate self-directed work, the Department of Sculpture seeks to provide each student with opportunity to develop the skills and knowledge to identify and sustain an independent practice. This course is designed to increase student awareness of the current art discourse and the ability to use that knowledge as a means of awareness within the production of their own work. This educational process embraces a variety of approaches to basic problem-solving skills measured against the contemporary practices of the discipline. In cooperation with a major-day faculty, students are expected to develop what is often their first significant independent work. For BFA students the focus of this course centers on artistic production, conditions of conveyance and Presentation. Required at the senior level for all sculpture majors for BFA development and open to junior level sculpture students as an elective offering for independent research open to all other students at the junior and senior levels. Offered spring.

Creative Resistance: Media Art in the Social Sphere

Course No. TIM340/440  Credits: 3.0
Faculty Jimmy Kuehnle | Kasumi | Sarah Paul

This studio course will introduce students to the process and strategies of integrating social activism with media art. Through reading and discussion, the course will establish the historical and theoretical context of tactical media, hacktivism, and other media-based protest arts. We’ll look at artists’ use of a variety of media--including the news media, the Internet, locative media, surveillance technologies, genetic modification, gaming and more — to implement social commentary and criticism. Offered fall.

Environmental Sculpture

Course No. SCU225/325/425  Credits: 3.0

This class is concerned with art as a process of exploration, discovery and experimentation, within the broad contextual conditions of Ecology. In this course, art is considered as presenting an ideological position in which one qualifies his/her relationship(s) both separated from and within the natural world. This course examines both the historic and contemporary landscape of Art and the Environment as conditions of cultural interaction and production with a consideration for the broader issues that have emerged since the 1960s and 1970s through activism. Existing at the intersection of art, science, technology and ecology, Environmental Art often functions to inform and/or interpret natural conditions and the processes associated with both "non-human" and "human-made" constructions. It may also educate us about environmental issues and concerns. This course introduces and provides a context for this area of interdisciplinary exchange and artist production by examining areas commonly known as Land Art, Eco Art, Environmental Art, Art and Science, ArtSci, Bio-Art and Art and Technology. Open to all students.

Experimentation in Electronic Arts

Course No. TIM316  Credits: 3.0
Faculty Marc Tomko

This is a seminar class that guides students in the development and realization of a semester long research project in electronic arts. Projects can be in a wide range of areas, hybrid thinking and intermedia approaches are strongly encouraged. Topics in the theory and history of contemporary art related to current and emerging practices will also be discussed. The class is designed to allow for synthesis of content from earlier studies into significant finished work that will be shown in an exhibition planned, managed and coordinated by the students under the direction of the instructor. Offered spring.

Experimentation in Electronic Arts II

Course No. TIM416  Credits: 3.0
Faculty Marc Tomko

This is a seminar class that guides students in the development and realization of a semester long research project in electronic arts. Projects can be in a wide range of areas, hybrid thinking and intermedia approaches are strongly encouraged. Topics in the theory and history of contemporary art related to current and emerging practices will also be discussed. The class is designed to allow for synthesis of content from earlier studies into significant finished work that will be shown in an exhibition planned, managed and coordinated by the students under the direction of the instructor. Offered spring.

Fiber: Advanced Studio: Topics in Contemporary Art + Culture

Course No. FIB376/476  Credits: 3.0
Faculty Christina Cassara

Individually directed studio problems for Juniors and Seniors. This class is a combination of studio work, critique, research and discussion. Discussion topics will be selected based on both the direction of student studio work and relevant issues in contemporary art and culture. Because an inter-disciplinary practice is a central to the identity of Fiber and Material Studies, research will include both discipline specific history and the role of the discipline in creating relationships between disciplines. These discussions will directly influence critique of concurrent studio work. For Juniors, the emphasis will be on shifting from assignment based to self-directed work. Seniors will be working towards their BFA exhibition. Open elective, limited to Juniors and Seniors. Required for Junior and Senior FMS majors.

Fiber: Digital Images, Patterns + Structures

Course No. FIB271/371/471  Credits: 3.0
Faculty William Lorton

In this class students will learn to design repeat patterns and structures for weaving, printing, and other digitally controlled output systems. Participants will be introduced to methods of analog and digital repeat generation while gaining fluency in ProWeave, and furthering their knowledge of Illustrator and Photoshop. Arrangements with affiliated institutions will allow students to have their designs digitally printed, die-cut, or industrially woven, expanding the opportunity for fulfillment of their concepts on a scale and complexity previously unrealized. Classroom discussion will examine the impact of historical, cultural, industrial, and contemporary factors on pattern design. No Prerequisites. Open elective. Required for FMS majors, year is not prescribed. Offered Spring only.

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Christina Cassara

Professor/Co-Chair of Sculpture

Tina Cassara received a BA in urban studies, emphasis in sociology from Barnard College, Columbia University. ...more

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