Art and Art Professions

Open to All Students - Featured Courses for January & Spring 2017



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Undergraduate

January Term

ART-UE 103 Introduction to Painting I
4 units | Class#: 1039 
Basic technical & conceptual principles of painting through in-the-studio practice. The relationship between form & content (technique & concept) is informed by art history & theory. Therefore, such processes as palette orientation, paint manipulation, & canvas preparation are determined by their appropriate use according to chosen time.
Mon,Tue,Wed,Thu,Fri 2.00 PM - 5.20 PM with Tomme, Jason 

ART-UE 401 Introduction to Design I
4 units | Class#: 1042 
This course serves to familiarize the student with the fundamentals of typography. Typography forms the basis of our contemporary communication. Students will gain design abilities based on analogue techniques as well as digital software. The class explores letterform design & moves subsequently to typesetting exercises performed using the letterpress printer & computer. Compositions exploring typography as color, form, & image will be examined for visual impact as well as meaning. The history of typography is incorporated beginning with Guttenberg in the 1400’s through the classic designers of the 17th & 18th centuries, type-design through Russian Constructivism, the Bauhaus, & Modernism to contemporary digital type design.
4 units | Class#: 1042
Mon,Tue,Wed,Thu,Fri 2.00 PM - 5.20 PM with Stark, Jeff

ART-UE 1002 Introduction to the Galleries and Museums of New York
3 units | Class#: 1050
Survey a broad spectrum of visual art resources through guided lecture-tour visits to current exhibitions at leading museums, galleries & alternative art spaces located throughout New York City. Onsite meetings with art administrators affiliated with various organizations shed light on a wide range of career & management issues pertaining to the field & add to an understanding of the development & continued growth of New York's exciting art world.
Mon,Tue,Wed,Thu,Fri 2.00 PM - 4.30 PM with Schreibman, Vida
Notes: MEETS WITH ART-GE 2002. Open to all students

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Spring 2017

ARTT-UE 1010 Introduction to Art Therapy
3 units | Class#: 109029
Fundamental principles of art therapy practice will be presented through theoretical discussions and case presentations. Students will learn the historical development of the profession, its distinction from other disciplines and its commonalities to social sciences. This course will examine the art of making processes and products through basic pictorial analysis. Students will study the artistic expression of children, adolescents, adults, and geriatric populations struggling with varied emotional and physical issues in different settings.
Wed 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM with Berberian, Marygrace


ARVA-UE 1005 Inventing Downtown
3 units | Class#: 224824
Inventing Downtown examines New York City’s post-War art scene by using artist-run & experimental galleries as the core point of reference. In so doing, Inventing Downtown will investigate the exchanges among diverse artists working abstractly, figuratively, & environmentally (early installation); it will give special attention to the social context of downtown as a multi-ethnic neighborhood as well as bring to light contributions by women, African American & Latin American artists, who have been overlooked in the standard histories of postwar American art.
Thurs 12:30 PM - 3:50 PM with Rachleff-Burtt, Melissa

ARCS-UE 1088 Fashion in Context
4 units | Class#: 23834
Why do fashion designers and brands exert such influence in contemporary society? What explains the trajectory from The House of Worth to Chanel to Hood by Air? This course investigates the interlocking forces shaping fashion: the designer system, celebrities, technology, politics, the arts and media. Through lectures and film viewings, readings, discussions, and individual research, students explore fashion as a crucial aspect of culture with an emphasis on how the contemporary fashion system evolved from its roots in Parisian couture to become a global phenomenon. The course is suitable for students from a variety of undergraduate majors and concentrations including art history, media, theatre and film, literature, gender studies, sociology, anthropology, and other disciplines and studies.
Thurs 12:30 - 3:00 PM with Nancy Deihl

ART-UE 1514 Glass
3 units | Class#: 152873
This survey class is intended for students to experience a fuller range of techniques over two semesters. Each semester can be taken independently from the other. The first semester focuses on blowing, hot casting, stained glass, mosaic, and kiln casting (fusing and slumping). The second semester concentrates on coldworking, sandblasting, lampworking, and beadmaking. Only open to Steinhardt and Gallatin students. 
Tue 9:30 AM - 12:50 PM at Urban Glass

ART-UE 1582 Projects in Glass
3 units | Class#: 152883
Focus on particular subjects or techniques allows students to broaden the range of their skills & expression. Projects are chosen as a result of both faculty & student interest. Only open to Steinhardt and Gallatin students. 
Tue 5:45 PM - 9:05 PM at Urban Glass 

ART-UE 1160 Topics in Printmaking
4 units | Class#: 20240
This course will focus on the history of book design with particular emphasis on book structures, type and experimental forms. Students are expected to generate their own books for critiques, utilizing the range of print possibilities available in the printmaking studio and digital print labs. 
Thurs 2:00 PM- 5:30 PM with Mark Johnson

Introduction to Studio Art Courses
*Open to all students, no experience necessary. Each course is 4 units.

  • Introduction to Drawing
  • Introduction to Painting
  • Introduction to Printmaking
  • Introduction to Sculpture
  • Introduction to Ceramics
  • Introduction to Metalsmithing
  • Introduction to Digital Photo
  • Introduction to Photography
  • Introduction to Video
  • Introduction to Digital Art
  • Introduction to Design I
  • Introduction to Design II


Topics In Studio Art Courses
*Introductory course or previous experience in respective area required as prerequisite. These courses also help satisfy Minor in Studio Art. Each course is 4 units.

  • Topics in Drawing
  • Topics in Painting
  • Topics in Printmaking 
  • Topics in Craft Arts (metalsmithing)
  • Topics in Design
*Please check NYU Albert for Days/Times and other specifics of each course.

 

Graduate

January Term

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Spring 2017

ARCS-GE 2912 Contemporary Design Culture
3 units | Class#: 150796
Design permeates every aspect of contemporary life from the cell phones we talk on, to the chairs we sit on and the i-pods we listen to. Virtually everything that exists is designed. Why & how does design play such an important role in society? This seminar examines the expanding role of contemporary design beginning with the post World War II era, with an emphasis on how design shapes current consumer culture & how consumer culture conversely shapes design. The course will analyze contemporary design in the context of architecture, interiors & the decorative arts, products, graphics, fashion, & interactive media.
Wed 4:35 PM - 6:35 PM with Marcus, Elizabeth

ARVA-GE 2120 Contemporary Art and Community Museum Partnerships
3 units | Class#: 203511
Course investigates art museum education. Topics include social justice, object-based learning, & the broader cultural context surrounding non-school art education. Through critical reading/discussion students form an approach to “serious play” & situate themselves into practitioner debates about museums as a site for re-inventing object-based learning. Other topics include community-based art theory, art education, museum studies as well as praxis-based activities.
Wed 3:45 PM - 5:45 PM with Serrano, Jose

ART-GE 2514 Glass
3 units | Class#: 152873
This survey class is intended for students to experience a fuller range of techniques over two semesters. Each semester can be taken independently from the other. The first semester focuses on blowing, hot casting, stained glass, mosaic, and kiln casting (fusing and slumping). The second semester concentrates on coldworking, sandblasting, lampworking, and beadmaking Only open to Steinhardt and Gallatin students.
Tue 9:30 AM - 12:50 PM at Urban Glass

ART-GE 2582 Projects in Glass
3 units | Class#: 152883
Focus on particular subjects or techniques allows students to broaden the range of their skills & expression. Projects are chosen as a result of both faculty & student interest. Only open to Steinhardt and Gallatin students.
Tue 5:45 PM - 9:05 PM at Urban Glass

More Information
Please contact Erin Sircy at erin.sircy@nyu with questions about any of these courses.