Academics . Courses
Advanced Glass Concepts: Hot Sculpting
Course No. GLS 242-342-442 Credits: 3.0
Prerequisite(s) Hot Glass Intro
With emphasis on Hot Sculpting and students own voice and concepts using glass as a media for expression will be developed. Advancing skills in alternative methods for forming. Techniques is a goal. General studio operation. Safety in the studio. Enrollment priority to intermediate, advanced electives and majors first. Assignments given at an advanced prerequisite, one semester of hot glass. May be repeated. Course fee required. Prerequisite: One semester of hot Glass.
Advanced Glass Concepts: Casting
Course No. GLS 240-340-440 Credits: 3.0
Faculty Lisa Demagall
This course aims at advancing students' knowledge and techniques in creative and intellectual ways as well as fostering new conceptual schemes. Students will be introduced to such methods as sand casting, Pate-de-verre, cold working and kiln casting in the course of pursuing their sculptural goals. In the meantime, students will also practice applying problem-solving skills to making art. By the end of this course, students will have a thorough knowledge and understanding of general kiln forming and acquire more advanced casting techniques. Ultimately, with this technical basis, the course will inspire students to shape and realize an individual visual voice. Hot glass will be possibly conducted as complement. Open to all students with one semester of glass. Course fee required. Pre-requisite: One semester of Glass.
Advanced Hot Glass: Concept, Theory, + Practice
Course No. GLS 343A-443A Credits: 3.0
Assignments given at all levels 300 Independent projects at 400. Includes research and development of concepts using glass as a media for expression. Practice in advanced hot glass working further building on fundamentals of blowing off-hand to more advanced techniques surface decoration of vessels and use of hot glass for sculptural ideas. Advanced methods for forming, may include hot casting, mold blowing, using multiples; cold joining using special adhesives; and cold glass, cutting grinding and finishing techniques. Emphasis on Hot Glass. Safety and General studio operation. For Glass Majors and Advanced Electives. Course fee required. May be repeated. Prerequisite: One semester of hot Glass.
Advanced Projects: Fashion-Jewelry-Accessories
Course No. MET 271-371-471 Credits: 3.0
Faculty Matthew Hollern
Fashion has the power to transcend the mundane, to offer new and novel experiences, to transform the wearer, to empower and provoke, and to reflect and record the times in which we live. As artists and designers we live in a culture of unprecedented access to information, new ideas, materials, and technologies. Fashion-Jewelry-Accessories is designed to focus on the changing landscape of art and design, where we will examine history, concepts, design practices, materials and technologies toward fashion jewelry and accessories. Varied materials and techniques from self-directed exploration to advanced studio technologies will supplement the course to challenge conceptual growth, facilitate design, and present new means of fabrication. “Challenges” are presented to afford students the opportunity to conduct research and explore their own directions. Readings, essays, and discussion offer the integrated seminar experience. The course includes visiting artists/ designers, a field trip, presentations, and demonstrations to support individual directions. Open to sophomore Jewelry + Metals majors and all electives.
Advanced Studio Lighting
Course No. PHV 293X-393X-493X Credits: 3.0
Prerequisite(s) Fundamentals of Studio Lighting
This is an advanced-level course that facilitates discussion of the visual language of lighting for photographic processes in the larger context of contemporary art, photography, cinema, and digital media. Building on skills learned in Fundamentals of Studio Lighting, Advanced Studio Lighting expands the student’s knowledge of controlled artificial light. This course emphasizes the process involved to produce a portfolio of both portrait and product images, in a coherent body of work based on a theme, concept, or selected subject matter. The course focuses on how photographers and filmmakers use lighting as an element of storytelling. Students investigate the theory and practice of lighting within the history of photography and cinema lighting design. A component of the course engages students collaboratively to develop and execute lighting for a variety of scenes, presented for peer critique. Coursework also includes regular screenings and discussions of films, written papers and lab exercises. Prerequisite: PHV292 Fundamentals of Studio Lighting.
Advertising + Consumer Culture
Course No. ACD 448 Credits: 3.0
Faculty Rita Goodman
This course will examine advertisements in the print media with respect to various elements, including: economic and social class; race; ethnic identity; age; gender; and sexuality. The course begins with an introduction to the method of analysis called semiotics, the techniques of which will be used to determine how advertisements convey their messages and how they address themselves to particular consumers. In addition to the elements outlined above, we will discuss several recent controversial issues. While this course will not center on a history of advertising, it will treat the historical place of print advertising in a capitalist consumer culture. Interventionist tactics by various artists that attempt to subvert the economic and ideological function of ads will also be examined. Visual Culture Emphasis course.
Course No. ACD447.1 Credits: 3.0
Faculty Rita Goodman
This course will examine advertisements in the print media with respect to various elements, including: economic and social class; race; ethnic identity; age; gender; and sexuality. The course begins with an introduction to the method of analysis called semiotics, the techniques of which will be used to determine how advertisements convey their messages and how they address themselves to particular consumers. In addition to the elements outlined above, we will discuss several recent controversial issues. While this course will not center on a history of advertising, it will treat the historical place of print advertising in capitalist consumer culture. Interventionist tactics by various artists that attempt to subvert the economic and ideological function of ads will also be examined. Visual Culture Emphasis course. 3 credits.expand collapse
Aesthetics, Style, and Content
Aesthetics Style and Content focuses primarily, on the acquisition of creative and technical skills in the context of the development of original ideas and personal style. Studio work will consist of the practical exploration of the relationship between formal, technical, aesthetic, and stylistic issues relative to the personal, and thematic subjects of the students own choosing. Relative to this, in the seminar portion of the course the students are given critical, theoretical, philosophical background to issues surrounding the subjects of style, aesthetics and content. In the studio the students are encouraged to think of their work as an integrative whole consisting of these various components. In this context they are required to engage in independent critical research on topics relevant to their work. Their research takes the form of both archival and studio work and is presented in both visual and written form. This course is required for all junior students in VATe during their spring semester.
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