Featured Courses - J Term and Spring, 2018

Art and Art Professions

Featured Courses - J Term and Spring, 2018

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Undergraduate

January Term

ART-UE 401 Design I for Non-Majors
4 units | Class#: 1075 | Section: 001
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.  
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#: 1082 |Section: 001
Survey a broad spectrum of visual art resources through guided lecture-tour visits to current exhibitions at leading museums, galleries & alternative art spaced 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

Spring 2018

All studio courses Non Major I and Non Major II*

Drawing           Photography

Painting           Digital Photography

Printmaking     Digital Art

Sculpture         Design

Ceramics         Metalsmithing

Video

*Multiple sections available, see course search for more details.


ART-UE 1421 Design Studio for Non-Majors
A continuing exploration of graphic design to help students refine their skills & develop more personally expressive ways to solving problems through visual communication. Assignments, readings, & research projects will allow students to consider the complex nature of graphic design. Both traditional & digital approaches to typography & layout will be incorporated with a wide range of assignment. A priority is placed on the use of concepts to dictate design techniques & on the pursuit of a genuinely creative vision.

4 units | Class#: 18657 | Section: 001
Thu 2.00 PM - 5.20 PM at BARN 101 with Johnson, Mark
Notes: Course Repeatable for Credit. Book Art. Emphasizing a handmade approach to book making, this course has a focus on the history of book design with particular emphasis on book structures, type and experimental forms. Assignments investigating editorial structure, imagery, layout, typography, bookbinding, & cover design illustrate the multiple stages involved in creating a book. $350 Studio Fee non refundable after first week of classes

4 units | Class#: 18658 | Section: 002
12.30 PM - 3.50 PM at BARN 204 with Stark, Jeff
Notes: Course Repeatable for Credit. Must have ART UE 401 and ART UE 402 as prerequisites Site Specific Art and Design This studio class examines design for the built environment, including exhibition design, art and design for public space (with a focus on social engagement and urban play), and branded environments from retail pop ups to theme parks. Students will research and analyze place to generate design and use industry standard software and digital printing tools to conceptualize and model projects. With field trips. $350 studio fee non refundable after first week of classes.

ART-UE 1514/ ART-GE 2514  Glass
3 units | Class#: 12103 I Tue 9.30 AM - 12.50 PM
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, & kiln casting (fusing and slumping). The second semester concentrates on coldworking, sandblasting, lampworking, & beadmaking.  
Notes: MEETS WITH ART-GE 2514. OPEN ONLY TO STEINHARDT & GALLATIN UNDERGRADS. Hot glass blowing, bead making, fusing and casting in glass. $120 fee non refundable after first week of class. MEETS AT URBAN GLASS IN BROOKLYN

ART-UE 1582/ART-GE 2582  Projects in Glass
3 units | Class#: 12637 | Tue 5.45 PM - 9.05 PM
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. Spring 18 will focus on NEON.
Notes: Course Repeatable for Credit. MEETS WITH ART-GE 2582. OPEN ONLY TO STEINHARDT & GALLATIN UNDERGRADS. $120 fee non refundable after first week of class.  Meets at Urban Glass in Brooklyn.

ART-UE 1580 Projects in Crafts Arts
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.

3 units | Class#: 13070 | Section: 001
Fri 12.30 PM - 3.50 PM at BARN 307 with McLaughlin, Caitlyn
Notes: Soft Sculpture and Digital Embroidery. Non Majors Only

3 units | Class#: 18965 | Section: 002
Wed 12.30 PM - 3.50 PM at BARN 307
Notes: Course Repeatable for Credit. Experimental Textiles and Surface Design. Open to non-majors after 11/20

ART-UE 1896 Rhino and 3D Modeling
3 units | Class#: 18966 | Section: 001
3D Modeling with Rhino is an introduction to 3D modeling using the Rhino computer program for Mac OS X. Students gain the technical knowledge needed to push rigorous exploration of 3D modeling, both in the physical and digital realm. The course covers basic model manipulation and rendering operations. The course also reviews the history of 3D printing and an examination of how modeling for 2D differs from modeling for physical output. By course end, students will have the opportunity to output their work via CNC milling, 3D printing, or 2D rendered visualization.
Thu 5.45 PM - 9.05 PM at BARN BSMT with Martinez, Emily A
Notes: Course Repeatable for Credit. Open to Non Majors on 11/20

ART-UE 1913 Interdisciplinary Proj: Thought/Language/ Process
3 units | Class#: 22585 | Section: 001
This course focuses on the processes that inform “how one makes the object”, thereby helping students better understand their personal visual language & how to effectively employ it. The lens of history is used to stimulate dialogue, identify influences, & ultimately integrate the individual student’s point of view. Emphasis is on the examination of the larger continuum of historical & contemporary art. Studio meetings & individual critiques form a fundamental aspect of this course. Readings include Thomas Allen nelson, “Kubrick, Inside a Film Artist’s Maze”; Roberta Bernstein, “Jasper Johns, Paintings & Sculpture, 1945-1974, The Changing Focus of the Eye”; Kathy Halbreich, “Social Life”; Yves Alain Bois, “Painting as Model”.
Wed 1.00 PM - 4.20 PM at BARN 402C with Harouni, Shadi
Open to non majors by permission contact sh1778@nyu.edu

ART-UE 1995 Interdisciplinary Proj: Photo/Video, Performance/Installation
3 units | Class#: 23342 | Section: 001
Course will provide a forum in which to explore & engage the relationship between photography, performance & contemporary art. Through class assignments & readings in contemporary theory we will develop a critical vocabulary for an understanding of the relationship between photography & performance & a forum in which to challenge & push our individual art practice to the next level.
Tue 5.45 PM - 9.05 PM at BARN 506 with Harris, Lyle
Open to non majors by permission contact lah9@nyu.edu

ART-UE 1002 Introduction to the Galleries and Museums of New York
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.

3 units | Class#: 12107 | Section: 001
Fri 12.30 PM - 3.00 PM at BARN 502 with Schreibman, Vida
Notes: MEETS WITH ART-GE 2002.

3 units | Class#: 13178 | Section: 002
Fri 12.30 PM - 3.00 PM at BARN 506 with Berger, Jonathan

3 units | Class#: 22547 |Section: 003
Fri 12.30 PM - 3.00 PM at BARN 508 with Weiner, Andrew 

ARCS-UE 1088 Fashion in Context
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.

4 units | Class#: 13164 | Section: 001
Thu 1.00 PM - 3.30 PM at BARN 502 with Deihl, Nancy

4 units | Class#: 22004 | Section: 002
Mon 10.00 AM - 12.30 PM at BARN 502 with Deihl, Nancy

ARTCR-UE 55 Art of Now
4 units | Class#: 12252 | Section: 001
This course examines the current developments in contemporary art over the past decade – the art of ‘now’ – from the viewpoint of an artist’s practice & working ideas, looking at current global art production in aesthetic, economic, & social contexts. The major movements in painting, photography, sculpture, installation & performance are examined. Readings will be drawn from first hand interviews & point-of-view accounts, reviews, & critique; a major emphasis on interviews & online studio visits will accompany the texts. Guest artist lectures & off-site museum & gallery viewings will complement the weekly visual presentations & theory conversations. Liberal Arts Core/CORE Equivalent - satisfies the requirement for Expressive Cultures
Mon 12.30 PM - 3.50 PM at BARN 105

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

Graduate

January Term

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Spring 2018

ARTED-GE 2277 Teaching Art in a Digital Age: Visual Culture and Media Literacy

3 units | Class#: 5244 | Section: 001
This course focuses on enhancing classroom practice through exploration of the uses of media and technology. The course addresses the development of media literacy skills with an added focus on on developing methods to utilize media as a tool to enhance content in the art classroom. The potential of media and technology to assist in the development of innovative curricula in all content areas is examined, with attention to interdisciplinary curricula integrating the arts. There is a substantial lab component to this course, providing extensive hands-on experience in available technologies. Additional topics include the changing classroom in the information age; visual literacy; the role of media technologies for communication in a diverse, democratic society; authenticity and reproduction; inquiry-based learning and technology.
Mon 4.30 PM - 6.30 PM at LSTC 111

ARTED-GE 2299 Research Art Education
2 units | Class#: 5413 | Section: 002
Understanding research as disciplined inquiry by focusing on theoretical concepts, primary issues, and techniques of research in art education with specific emphasis on qualitative research methods. Examination of the social, political, philosophical, and ethical issues involved in doing research.
Thu 4.30 PM - 6.30 PM at BARN 508 with Desai, Dipti

ARTCR-GE 2235 History of Contemporary Art and New Media
4 units | Class#: 5340 | Section: 001
This course surveys developments since the 60s in video, performance art, film-installations, digitized photography, CD Rom, computer art or art on the internet. New Dance, New Music, Visual Theater and the Spoken Word will be also discussed in this broad understanding of the term new media, as it applies to the history of fine arts.
Tue 10.00 AM - 12.00 PM at BARN 502 with Goldberg, Roselee

ARTCR-GE 2461 Art & Ideas: Art & the Practice of Freedom
3 units | Class#: 5535 | Section: 001
This class will seek to interrogate the categories of art & activism by looking closely at the following efforts: Occupy Wall Street movement, Gulf Labor Coalition & Global Ultra Luxury Faction (G.U.L.F.), the direct action wing of Gulf Labor Coalition, & the Direct Action Front for Palestine-NYC & Black Lives Matter. These case studies will sketch the possibility of a practice in which artist’s work does not simply add an artistic flair to this or that campaign, but rather theory and research, action & aesthetics, debriefing & analysis. Close readings of texts and visual materials form the core of the class supplemented with field trips, & special guests.
Wed 6.45 PM - 8.25 PM at BARN 304 with Husain, Amene

ARCS-GE 2912 Contemporary Design Culture
3 units | Class#: 5498 |Section: 001
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 and 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 and how consumer culture conversely shapes design. The course will analyze contemporary design in the context of architecture, interiors and the decorative arts, products, graphics, fashion, and interactive media.
Wed 4.55 PM - 6.35 PM at BARN 502 with Marcus, Elizabeth

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