Advanced Certificate in Studio Art

Course Descriptions

We regret that applications are not currently being accepted for the Advanced Certificate Program in Studio Art while it is under faculty review.

Core Praxis Course:
Interdisciplinary Graduate Projects
30 hours, 3 credits, offered in Fall, Spring, Summer
This umbrella course integrates the theory and practice of contemporary art, combining studio projects with reading assignments that address the larger philosophical and cultural implications of artistic activity. These praxis courses allow students to work in an interdisciplinary manner, using media of their own choosing to explore and respond to issues raised by assigned readings and class discussions at an advanced level. Course topics will vary from semester to semester. Sample topics include, but not limited to, Environmental Monitoring, Visionaries and Saboteurs, Sex and Contemporary Art, and Representation and Identity.

Studio Electives (Select 3):

Projects in Painting I
60 hours, 3 credits, offered in Fall, Spring, Summer
Consideration of particular themes and techniques allows students to broaden the range of their skills and expression on an individual basis. Past topics have included Painting and Installation, the Figure, Mixed Media, and Narrative Painting.

Projects in Photography
60 hours, 3 credits, offered in Fall, Spring, Summer
Students work with recognized figures in photography to create a body of work of their own design. Topics include classical and digital techniques as well as issues in photographic theory, history, and criticism.

Projects in Drawing
60 hours, 3 credits, offered in Fall, Spring, Summer
Focus on a range of subjects or techniques allow students to broaden their ideas of contemporary drawing, and expand their skills and expression as a means to create a meaningful body of drawings. Projects are chosen as A result of both faculty and student interest.

Projects in Sculpture
60 hours, 3 credits, offered in Fall, Spring, Summer
Sculpture is analyzed in relation to history, theory, and contemporary issues. Students work with exhibiting artists to explore contemporary issues in sculpture and expand their use of materials including wood, metal, and mixed media. The sculptural experience is enhanced by drawing, class critiques, and gallery and museum visits.

Projects in Digital Art
60 hours, 3 credits, offered in Fall, Spring, Summer
Students will explore digital art as a media for creative expression and critical research. Advanced techniques such as Photoshop, large scale printing, laser cutting, 3-D printing, or weB-based art, are combined with a discussion of the implications of digital technology in contemporary art and life.

Projects in Printmaking
60 hours, 3 credits, offered in Fall, Spring, Summer
Emphasis on IDEAS materials and techniques for the printmaker allows students to broaden the range of their skills and expression. Past topics have included art of the letter form, book arts, xerography, laser printing, 3-D modeling and papermaking. Projects are chosen as a result of faculty and student interests.