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Art and Art Professions

Department of Art and Art Professions

Fall 2021 Featured Courses 

We will share updated featured course offerings throughout the year as we make schedule accommodations for social distance guidelines. For questions and registration information, please reach out to Julia Olson, juliaolson@nyu.edu

Undergraduate

 

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 this season’s hottest label? 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 and how the fashion system evolved from roots in Parisian couture to become a global phenomenon. Liberal Arts Core/MAP Equivalent - satisfies the requirement for Expressive Cultures. 

ARCS-UE 1088 | 4 units | Class#: 13208| 09/02/2021 - 12/14/2021 | Section: 800 I Component: Lecture I Instruction Mode: Online with Cole, Daniel - Asynchronous

ARCS-UE 1088 | 4 units | Class#: 13208| 09/02/2021 - 12/14/2021 | Section: 801 I Component: Lecture I Instruction Mode: Online with Cole, Daniel - Asynchronous

 

ART-UE 1002 / Intro to Galleries and Museums 

Survey a broad spectrum of visual art resources through guided lecture-tour visits to current exhibitions at leading museums, galleries and 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 and management issues pertaining to the field and add to an understanding of the development and continued growth of New York's exciting art world.

ART-UE 1002 | 3 units | Class#: 12149 | 09/02/2021 - 12/14/2021 | Section: 001| Component : Lecture | Instruction Mode: In-person | Fri 11.00 AM - 1.30 PM at ONLI with Schreibman, Vida

ART-UE 1002 | 3 units | Class#: 12793 | 09/02/2021 - 12/14/2021 | Section: 002| Component : Lecture | Instruction Mode: In-person | Wed 2.00 PM - 4.30 PM at BARN 502 with Barton, Nancy 

ART-UE 1002 | 3 units | Class#: 20950 | 09/02/2021 - 12/14/2021 | Section: 003| Component : Lecture | Instruction Mode: In-person | Fri 10.00 AM - 12.30 PM at BARN 506 with Lopez, Jazmin

ART-UE 1002 | 3 units | Class#: 13180 | 09/02/2021 - 12/14/2021 | Section: 004| Component : Lecture | Instruction Mode: In-person | Fri 11.00 AM - 1.30 PM at BARN 105 with Weiner, Andre

 

ARTCR-UE 10 / Art: Practice & Ideas

'Art: Practice and Ideas' examines key developments in the visual arts from modernity to the present. Focusing on the ways in which representations both create and reflect the values of a society, the course introduces students to the full range of expressive possibilities within the visual arts, covering painting and sculpture, as well as photography, film, video, conceptual art, and computer media. Topics to be covered include classical, modern, and postmodern relationships to politics, vision, the mind, the body, psychology, gender, difference, and technological innovation. Students will see and understand how artists have integrated perceptions of their historical moment, as well as physical and social space, into creative practices that have, in turn, had a significant impact on the culture of the time. Liberal Arts Core/MAP Equivalent - satisfies the requirement for Expressive Cultures

ARTCR-UE 10 | 4 units | Class#: 12150 | 09/02/2021 - 12/14/2021 | Section: 001| Component : Lecture | Instruction Mode: In-person | Tue 9.00 AM - 12.20 PM at BARN 105 with Cohen, Michael

 

ARTCR-UE 51 /  History of Art Since 1945

Study of painting and sculpture in America in 1945 to the present with background information concerning development of styles and movements in art in the 20th century. Lectures, discussions, slides, gallery and museum visits.

ARTCR-UE 51 | 2 units | Class#: 13178 | 09/02/2021 - 12/14/2021 | Section: 001| Component : Lecture | Instruction Mode: In-person | Mon 1.00 PM - 3.15 PM at BARN 105 with Schwendener, Martha

 

ART-UE 303 / Digital Art I for Non-Majors 

Assignments, critiques, & demonstrations related to the specific level on which the course is being given. The use of the computer to augment & expand conceptualization & expression has provided the artist with some of the most important new means for visual thinking since the Renaissance invention of perspective. Students learn how to use the computer as an extension of the visualization process & its specific applications in both two-dimensional & three-dimensional art.

ART-UE 303 | 4 units | Class#: 12129 | 09/02/2021 - 12/14/2021 | Section: 001| Component : Studio | Instruction Mode: In-person | Wed 9.00 AM - 12.20 PM at BARN 401 with Kleeman, Harry 

ART-UE 303 | 4 units | Class#: 12130 | 09/02/2021 - 12/14/2021 | Section: 002| Component : Studio | Instruction Mode: In-person | Thu 5.45 PM - 9.05 PM with Khoshooee, Bahareh 
 

ART-UE 300 / Digital Photography I for Non Majors

A hands-on introduction to the technical & creative uses of digital photography. The class will explore the use of digital technologies to compose, shoot, scan, alter, & print images, as well as considering the ways in which photographic meaning has been changed by the use of the computer. Students provide their own camera & paper.

ART-UE 300 | 4 units | Class#: 12763 | 09/02/2021 - 12/14/2021 | Section: 001| Component : Studio | Instruction Mode: Online | Fri 1.00 PM - 4.20 PM at ONLI with Guo, Yu 

ART-UE 300 | 4 units | Class#: 13105 | 09/02/2021 - 12/14/2021 | Section: 002| Component : Studio | Instruction Mode: In-person | Mon 9.00 AM - 12.20 PM at BARN 204 with Hoeckele, Kimberly

ART-UE 300 | 4 units | Class#: 20967 | 09/02/2021 - 12/14/2021 | Section: 003| Component : Studio | Instruction Mode: In-person | Tue 9.00 AM - 12.20 PM at BARN 204 with Sunairi, Hiroshi

ART-UE 300 | 4 units | Class#: 20968 | 09/02/2021 - 12/14/2021 | Section: 004| Component : Studio | Instruction Mode: In-person | Mon 1.00 PM - 4.20 PM at BARN 204 with Sunairi, Hiroshi
 

ART-UE 1514 / Glass

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.

ART-UE 1514 | 3 units | Class#: 20996 | 09/02/2021 - 12/14/2021 | Section: 001| Component : Studio | Instruction Mode: In-person | Tue 9.30 AM - 12.50 PM 
 

ART-UE 1582 / Projects in Glass

Focuses 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.

ART-UE 1582 | 3 units | Class#: 20997 |09/02/2021 - 12/14/2021 | Section: 001| Component : Studio | Instruction Mode: In-person | Tue 5.45 PM - 9.05 PM

 

Graduate
 

ART-GE 2002 / Intro to Galleries and Museums 

Survey a broad spectrum of visual art resources through guided lecture-tour visits to current exhibitions at leading museums, galleries and 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 and management issues pertaining to the field and add to an understanding of the development and continued growth of New York's exciting art world.

ART-GE 2002 | 3 units | Class#: 20937 | 09/02/2021 - 12/14/2021 | Section: 001| Component : Lecture | Instruction Mode: Online with Vida Schreibman, | Thu 10.00 AM - 12.30 PM 

 

ART-GE 2514 / Glass

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.

ART-GE 2514 | 3 units | Class#: 20996 | Session: 6W 09/02/2021 - 12/14/2021 | Section: 001| Component : Studio | Instruction Mode: In-person | Tue 9.30 AM - 12.50 PM 
 

ART-GE 2582 / Projects in Glass

Focuses 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.

ART-GE 2582 | 3 units | Class#: 20997 | Session: 6W 09/02/2021 - 12/14/2021 | Section: 001| Component : Studio | Instruction Mode: In-person | Tue 5.45 PM - 9.05 PM
 

ARVA-GE 2921/ VAA Topics: Strategic Communication

Strategic communications encompasses the distinct but interrelated fields of public relations, advertising, marketing, and social media. It plays an essential role in the operations of both nonprofit and for profit entities, serving as the primary connection between an organization and its desired and existing audiences. This course seeks first to create a common understanding of the practical definitions of public relations, advertising, marketing, and social media, and then provides students with the basic tools to create a diversified and holistic communications strategy.

ARVA-GE 2921 | 1.5 units | Class#: 6090 | Session: 7W2 10/27/2021 - 12/14/2021 | Section: 001| Component : Lecture | Instruction Mode: Online | Wed 5.00 PM - 6.40 PM at ONLI with Harris, Andi

 

ARVA-GE 2024/ Economics of the Visual Arts

Course focuses on the fundamentals of applied microeconomics to the production, pricing, selling, and reselling of works of art. Topics include the production economics of the artist’s studio and analysis of art markets in terms of supply and demand, property rights, and other concepts from microeconomics and related business strategy. The course applies economic analysis to for-profits (galleries and auction houses), non-profits (museums), and hybrid models (technology-driven start-ups/artist-led social-practice).

ARVA-GE 2024 | 3 units | Class#: 24152 | 09/02/2021 - 12/14/2021 | Section: 001| Component : Lecture | Instruction Mode: In-person | Tue 3.50 PM - 5.50 PM at BARN 105 with Whitaker, Amy
 

ARVA-GE 2927 / VAA Topics: Art in the Time of Crisis 

This course reviews artists' responses during times of crisis. Whether floods, war, racial, ethnic and gender violence or pandemics of catastrophic dimensions, artists respond in thoughtful and powerful ways, creating work that emblematizes the horrors, and provides places of mourning, memory and healing. This course overviews contemporary art of the past several decades, showing critical turning points when such crises resulted in major cultural change. The ideas and aesthetics of the artists’ work selected for study show persistent social conscience and humanism.

ARVA-GE 2927 | 3 units | Class#: 6152 | 09/02/2021 - 12/14/2021 | Section: 001| Component : Seminar | Instruction Mode: In-person | Tue 10.00 AM - 12.00 PM at BARN 304 with Goldberg, Roselee 

 

ARTED-GE 2015 / Race, Education and the Politics of Visual Representation

This course addresses philosophy. historical, socio-political contexts of multiculturalism in the United States, with an emphasis on relationship to critical pedagogy and contemporary art practices. Current ideas about representation and identity will be considered specifically in relation to a critique of mainstream notions of multiculturalism and art. Topics may include the history of race in the United States, the role of ethnicity and class in shaping identity, and feminism and multiculturalism. The course addresses pedagogy and curriculum in a variety of educational settings, including schools, museums, and alternative spaces.

ARTED-GE 2015 | 3 units | Class#: 5070 | 09/02/2021 - 12/14/2021 | Section: 001| Component : Lecture | Instruction Mode: In-person |Mon 4.55 PM - 6.55 PM at BARN 403 with Hamlin, Jessica
 

ARTED-GE 2070 Critical Pedagogy, Artists, and the Public Sphere

This course will explore the intersections between critical pedagogy, contemporary art, and public pedagogy. Based on readings in education and cultural theory, as well as case studies and presentations by artists and educators, students will explore education as a creative act and means of social transformation in formal and informal learning settings. Students will analyze their own teaching and learning and connect theory with practice through opportunities to work with local cultural organizations.

ARTED-GE 2070 | 3-4 units | Class#: 20941 | 09/02/2021 - 12/14/2021 | Section: 001| Component : Lecture | Instruction Mode: In-person | Thu 4.55 PM - 6.55 PM at BARN 506 with Hamlin, Jessica

 

ARTCR-GE 2459 Art & Ideas: What is Social Practice Art?

This course explores the burgeoning field of social practice art. Today artists working in the field of social practice focus on aesthetics, ethics, collaboration, media strategies, & social activism as central issues that inform their artworks & projects that are designed for public & social spaces. In the United States, visual art that engaged the public directly began in the late 1950s & coincided with the local “decentralization” efforts that, in the arts, resulted in community-based art practices that envisioned the public as diverse, socially-engaged, & contributed to an expansive aesthetic consciousness. Understanding this history contextualizes social practice art & allows us to interrogate the ways artists blur the lines between object making, performance, activism, grassroots organizing & pedagogy.

ARTCR-GE 2459 | 3-4 units | Class#: 20949 | 09/02/2021 - 12/14/2021 | Section: 001| Component : Seminar | Instruction Mode: In-person | Wed 4.55 PM - 6.55 PM at BARN 403 with Desai, Dipti