Art (ART)

ART 210 Introduction to Digital Media Arts (Units: 3)

Fundamentals, principles, and tools for 2D/3D graphics, time-based media, and interactive art; aesthetics, visual and verbal language; art historical and current practices in the media. Activity.

ART 222 Introduction to Textile Art (Units: 3)

Studio experiences correlating textile media with basic techniques and processes. Activity. Extra fee required.

ART 231 Drawing I (Units: 3)

Studio experiences with dry and wet materials. Visual translation of three-dimensional objects to a two-dimensional surface, as well as approaches to copying, abstraction and pattern using linear, tonal and volumetric indication, and perspective, with attention to composition. Activity. Extra fee required.

ART 232 Drawing as Thinking: Sketchbooks as a Portable Studio (Units: 3)

Introduction to a variety of drawing techniques and approaches to develop observational, expressive, and thinking vocabularies in art practice; methodologies for the studio and the field using sketchbooks. Activity.

ART 235 Printmaking I (Units: 3)

Studio experiences correlating drawing and printmaking media with basic techniques and processes. Activity. Extra fee required.

Course Attributes:

  • C1: Arts

ART 236 Introduction to Screen Printing (Units: 3)

Introduction to screen printing processes through the production of small editions. Consideration of screen print history, fundamentals of visual representations, and the role of prints in contemporary art. Activity.

ART 240 Introduction to Contemporary Sculpture (Units: 3)

Studio experiences exploring sculptural, theoretical, and visual processes using a variety of materials, methods, and context as means of investigation. Emphasis on personal creative growth and development. Activity. Extra fee required.

Course Attributes:

  • C1: Arts

ART 245 Introduction to Ceramics (Units: 3)

Studio experiences correlating clay media with basic techniques and processes. Activity. Extra fee required.

Course Attributes:

  • C1: Arts

ART 260 Photography I (Units: 3)

Black and white film processing and printing. Study of photography as a creative medium. 35mm camera with manually adjustable apertures and shutter speeds required. Automatic cameras not acceptable. Activity. Extra fee required.

ART 308 Shop Safety for Artists (Unit: 1)

Prerequisite: Restricted to Art majors and minors.

Introduction to best and safe practices for art practitioners whose work requires fabrication using power tools, welding, and a variety of hand tools used in wood and metal work. Activity. [Formerly ART 103]

ART 311 Interactive Arts I (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: Upper-division standing or consent of instructor.

Skills, knowledge, concepts, and aesthetics in designing interactive artworks using basic electronics, microcomputers, and microcontrollers in a fine arts context. Activity.

ART 335 Printmaking Processes: Drawing the Multiple (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: Art 231*.

Overview of traditional printmaking processes that utilize drawing and the hand-made mark. Emphasis on developing students' fluency in materials and connecting printmaking processes and history with contemporary practice. Activity.

ART 365 Documentation and Archiving Practices for the Visual Artist (Unit: 1)

Prerequisite: Restricted to upper division Studio Art and Art History majors and minors.

Focus on practical tools employed by visual artists in documentation and archiving of artworks, including but not limited to photography fundamentals, studio lighting fundamentals for 2D and 3D artworks, labeling of artworks, archiving of digital files, and digital imaging practices.

ART 370 Introduction to Art Practice (Unit: 1)

Prerequisites: Restricted to junior Art majors; ENG 214 or equivalent with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor.

Orientation to major program and concentrations; resources; and extracurricular opportunities; and issues and trends in art practice. How to select a faculty adviser and develop a program of major study. Introduction to vocational outlooks and opportunities for graduate study. (CR/NC only)

ART 410 Conceptual Strategies I (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: Restricted to students with upper-division standing or consent of the instructor.

Conceptual strategies for artists such as listing, language, chance, etc. Conceptual frameworks, methods and strategies for studio art production and digital media. The primacy of ideas and processes in studio work. Influences among technology, art, culture and everyday life. Activity. Extra fee required.

ART 412 Computer Applications in Conceptual Design I (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: Upper-division standing; priority enrollment given to Art majors.

Digital computer as a design tool. Programming to create and manipulate graphic imagery, including graphic, sound, and text events. No computer background required. Activity. Extra fee required.

ART 413 Introduction to Video Art (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: Upper-division standing; restricted to Art majors and minors; ART 210; or consent of the instructor.

Introduction to digital video art and sound, including video art production, history and current practices. Activity.

ART 422 Weaving I - Beginning (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: ART 222 or equivalent.

Basic weaving techniques using four harness looms. Activity. May be repeated for a total of 6 units on advisement. Extra fee required.

ART 423 Constructed Surfaces (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: Restricted to upper-division Art majors and minors; ART 222.

Exploration in relief surface treatments using a variety of approaches incorporating textile-related techniques. Possibilities of raw materials and substrates for adhesion, integration or construction; conceptual contribution that material selection and working process make. Activity. Extra fee required. (Plus-minus letter grade only)

ART 424 Surface Design Studio (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: ART 222 or equivalent.

Fundamental surface design techniques on fabric for producing two- and three-dimensional forms with emphasis on the design process and concept development. Studio activities from portfolio samples to larger fine art pieces are explored. May be repeated for a total of 6 units on advisement. Activity. Extra fee required.

ART 430 The Language of Observational Painting (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: Restricted Art majors and minors with junior standing; ART 231 or equivalent.

Exploration and development of oil painting practice with an emphasis on translating three dimensions into two using color, value, and mark-making toward representational ends. Traditional and non-traditional approaches to starting, developing, and resolving paintings, how to distinguish and articulate quality and meaning in works of art. Activity.

ART 431 Painting I (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: Restricted to Art majors; ART 231 or equivalent.

Concepts, techniques, and disciplines of painting. Activity. Extra fee required.

ART 432 Drawing II (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: Restricted to Art majors; ART 231 or equivalent.

Drawing concepts and media. Activity. May be repeated for a total of 6 units. Extra fee required.

ART 433 Figure Drawing (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: Restricted to Art majors; ART 231 or equivalent.

Figure drawing concepts in varied media. Activity. May be repeated for a total of 6 units. Extra fee required.

ART 434 Color Workshop (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: Restricted to Art majors; ART 231 or equivalent.

Color vocabulary and theoretical concepts of color: Color is fundamental to painting and other disciplines. Pigments, dyes, inks. Activity. Extra fee required.

ART 435 Printmaking Workshop: Relief (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: ART 235 and 3 units of drawing from ART 231, ART 432, ART 433, ART 533, or equivalent.

Relief workshop. Activity. May be repeated for a total of 6 units. Extra fee required.

ART 436 Printmaking Workshop: Intaglio (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: ART 235 and 3 units of drawing from ART 231, ART 432, ART 433, ART 533, or equivalent.

Intaglio workshop. Activity. May be repeated for a total of 6 units. Extra fee required.

ART 437 Printmaking Workshop: Lithography (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: ART 235 and 3 units from ART 231, ART 432, ART 433, ART 533, or equivalent.

Lithography workshop. Activity. May be repeated for a total of 6 units. Extra fee required.

ART 438 Monoprinting (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: ART 235 and 3 units of drawing from ART 231, ART 432, ART 433, ART 533, or equivalent.

Exploration of process. Experimentation and re-evaluation of the medium and its relationship to traditional printmaking. Activity. May be repeated for a total of 6 units. Extra fee required.

ART 439 Screen Printing (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: Restricted to Art majors and minors; ART 235 or equivalent.

Screen printing processes that utilizing hand drawn and photo-emulsion stencils with a focus on printing on paper and the role of screen prints in contemporary art. Activity. May be repeated for a total of 6 units. Extra fee required. (Plus-minus letter only) [Formerly under ART 536, topic "Silkscreen"]

ART 440 Material Research and Conceptual Strategies (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: Restricted to Art majors; ART 240 or equivalent.

Development of sculptural/artistic ideas, skills, materials, and steel and wood fabrication. Activity. Extra fee required.

ART 441 Art and Social Function (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: Restricted to Art majors and minors; any 200-level Studio Art course.

Interdisciplinary examination of the role of the artist as citizen through the production of artworks focusing on Social Justice. Research, production/preparation, and action exploring the broadening context in which to display, engage, and intervene in social spaces within the gallery walls and beyond. Activity. May be repeated when topics vary.

ART 445 Ceramics on the Wheel (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: Restricted to upper-division Art majors.

Clay and glaze. Form exploration with wheel and hand-building techniques. Activity. May be repeated for a total of 12 units with consent of instructor. Extra fee required.

ART 460 Photography II (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: Restricted to Art majors; ART 260 or equivalent beginning black and white chemical process photo course.

Advanced black and white photochemical processes, techniques that utilize contemporary art concepts and approaches. Activity. Extra fee required.

ART 509 Art Productions: Studio, Art History, Art Education (Unit: 1)

Prerequisite: Restricted to upper division Art majors and minors.

Research, design, and development of visual material for instructional purposes. Concurrent enrollment permitted in two different sections of the course. Activity. May be repeated for a total of 3 units.

ART 511 Conceptual and Information Arts: Special Areas (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: Restricted to upper-division Art majors or consent of instructor.

Examination of conceptual and theoretical aspects of digital media and emerging technologies for artists in relation to visual art practice. Topics to be specified in the Class Schedule. Activity. May be repeated when topics vary. Extra fee required.

ART 513 Digital Video and Sound (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: Upper-division standing or consent of instructor.

An introduction to digital video art including video production, history and current practices. Activity. Extra fee required. [Formerly under ART 511, topic "Digital Video: Interactive Images"]

ART 514 Video Art - Advanced Practices (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: Restricted to upper-division Art majors and minors; ART 413; or consent of the instructor.

Focus on working with new tools and strategies that expand the video medium. Topics include single and multiple channel format, installation, performance, interactivity, projection, mapping or mobile formats. Activity.

ART 522 Weaving II - Intermediate (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: ART 422 or equivalent.

Expands on the technical and creative skills acquired in Weaving I. Intermediate hand weaving and textile concepts using eight-harness floor looms. Exploration of multi-harness weave structures from sampling towards individual art projects. Activity. May be repeated for a total of 6 units. Extra fee required.

ART 524 Surface Design III (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: ART 424 or equivalent.

Experimental surface design applied to the study of costume. Activity. May be repeated for a total of 6 units. Extra fee required.

ART 525 Textiles Studio Process (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: Restricted to upper-division Art majors or minors; ART 222, two upper-division ART courses; or consent of the instructor.

Advanced studio experience for self-guided studio projects and assignments. Exploration and investigation of technique and mechanics necessary to create fully resolved and in-depth works of art. Activity. May be repeated for a total of 6 units. Extra fee required. (Plus-minus letter grade only)

ART 527 Repeat Pattern for Fine Art (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: Restricted to upper-division Art majors and minors or consent of the instructor; basic computer skills and familiarity with Photoshop and Illustrator.

Studio experience exploring pattern repeat principles, mechanics, and creation toward contemporary uses in various disciplines of fine arts and design; methods of producing repeat pattern, from handmade to computer-aided, are discussed and demonstrated. Activity. Extra fee required. (Plus-minus ABC/NC, CR/NC) [Formerly a topic under ART 523]

ART 529 Textile Futures (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: Restricted to upper-division Art majors and minors; ART 222, 3 units from ART 422 or ART 424 or ART 624; or consent of the instructor.

Exploration of the intersection of textiles and emergent technologies and processes towards new ways of creating, defining, and experiencing textiles. Students will learn about the current climate of future textiles in practice, concept, and theory and will develop their own project concepts. Activity. Extra fee required. (Plus-minus letter grade only) [Formerly ART 523, topic "Textile Futures"]

ART 530 Intermediate Painting: The Expanded Field (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: Restricted to upper-division Art majors and minors; ART 430 or equivalent.

Contemporary approaches and concerns in painting practice. Topics to be specified in the class schedule. Activity. May be repeated for a total of 9 units when topics vary.

ART 531 Painting II (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: Restricted to Art majors; ART 431.

Special problems in painting. Activity. May be repeated for a total of 6 units. Extra fee required.

ART 533 Figure Painting (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: Restricted to Art majors; ART 431, ART 433 or equivalent.

Problems in painting the human figure. Activity. May be repeated for a total of 6 units. Extra fee required.

ART 534 Mixed Media Painting (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: Restricted to Art majors; ART 231, ART 431 or equivalents.

Formal, conceptual, and structural aspects of painting using traditional and non-traditional mediums, including mechanical and digital reproduction. Activity. May be repeated for a total of 6 units. Extra fee required.

ART 535 Artist's Books (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: 3 units of printmaking in ART 435, ART 436, ART 437, ART 438 or equivalent.

Intensive exploration of the artist book from the perspective of the bookbinder, printmaker, and writer including the ways in which contemporary artists self-publish. Includes units on the creative process, book structures, and letterpress printing. Activity. May be repeated for a total of 6 units. Extra fee required. (Plus-minus letter only) [Formerly under ART 536, topic "BookArts"]

ART 536 Printmaking: Special Areas (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: 3 units of printmaking from ART 435, ART 436, ART 437, ART 438 or equivalent or consent of the instructor.

Investigation of specific printmaking processes and techniques and different conceptual approaches to the medium. Topics to be specified in the class schedule. Activity. May be repeated when topics vary. Extra fee required.

ART 539 Art Productions: Drawing, Painting, and Printmaking (Unit: 1)

Prerequisite: Upper division Art majors and minors.

Research, design, and development of visual material for instructional purposes. Concurrent enrollment permitted in two different sections of the course. Activity. May be repeated for a total of 4 units.

ART 540 Sculpture and the Expanded Practice (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: Restricted to Art majors; ART 440.

Development of sculptural expertise and personal creative growth. Activity. May be repeated for a total of 9 units. Extra fee required.

ART 541 Installation Art (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: 400 level studio course.

Investigation of personal aesthetic and theoretical issues as they relate to creating sculptural installation works where the whole (context/environment) is more than the sum of parts. Activity. May be repeated for a total of 6 units. Extra fee required.

ART 543 Hydrarchy: Nautical Art, Watercraft & the Art of Resistance (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: Restricted to senior Art majors and minors; 400-level studio course; or consent of the instructor.

Focus on generating artworks in a variety of media, informed by investigation of broad nautical themes, culture, and myth; cultural diaspora; international trade; and native versus invasive ecosystems. Activity. [Formerly ART 677]

ART 544 Raku (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: Priority enrollment given to Art majors; ART 545 or consent of instructor.

Methods of obtaining basic glazes, advanced slip decoration and design, building and understanding of varied oriental raku kilns, and reduction and oxidation firing. Activity. May be repeated for a total of 6 units. Extra fee required.

ART 545 Ceramic Sculpture (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: Upper-division standing; priority enrollment for Art majors; ART 245.

Problems in ceramics. Activity. May be repeated for a total of 6 units. Extra fee required.

ART 546 Glaze Surfaces (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: Upper-division standing or consent of instructor.

Conducting advanced experiments in the production of a clay body. Calculating, executing, and experimenting with various aspects of the glaze potential. Constructing kilns and participating in their firing. Activity. May be repeated for a total of 6 units. Extra fee required.

ART 548 Glaze Calculation (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: Restricted to upper-division Art majors and minors; ART 545; or consent of the instructor.

Understanding and experimenting with raw ceramic materials and their use in the formulation of clays and glazes. Basic kiln designs and firing techniques. Emphasis on proper, safe handling of materials and effective use of material and process. Activity.

ART 560 Photography III (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: Restricted to Art majors; ART 260, ART 460 or equivalent.

Introduction to imaging processes using Adobe Photoshop. This is a bridge course where analog media is translated to digital information for printing. Assignments combine technical exercises with conceptual themes in contemporary photography. Activity. May be repeated for a total of 6 units. Extra fee required.

ART 562 Color Photography I (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: Restricted to Art majors; ART 460 or equivalent.

Advanced digital color photography and image processing and printing. Digital camera with Camera Raw file capability required. Activity. May be repeated for a total of 9 units. Extra fee required.

ART 563 Topics in Photography (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: Restricted to Art majors; ART 460.

Examination and exploration of the concepts, and implementation of, the tools and techniques of photographic and lens-based processes and practices. Topics to be specified in the Class Schedule. Activity. May be repeated for a total of 9 units when topics vary. Extra fee required.

ART 570 Internships in the Visual Arts (Units: 1-3)

Prerequisites: Restricted to upper division Art majors and minors; 20th/21st century art history course with a grade of B or better.

Internship experience in the arts that include gallery work, studio assistantships, research, etc. (Plus-minus ABC/NC, CR/NC)

ART 600 Studio Process and Professional Practices (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: Restricted to upper-division Art Majors (Studio, Art History/Studio, and Art Education concentrations); one 500-level ART course in studio art.

Interdisciplinary studio capstone course that combines research, writing, art making, seminar, and critique to reflect upon work made in previous studio courses and contextualize it within professional and institutional practices of the field. Instruction and practice in developing and sustaining a studio practice including generating ideas, project management and completion, understanding process, documentation/presentation strategies, exhibition contexts, writing an artist's statement, speaking about work, preparation for professional opportunities after graduation. Activity. May be repeated for a total of 6 units. (Plus-minus letter grade only)

ART 610 Conceptual Strategies III (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: ART 410, ART 412, 6 units of ART 511, and consent of instructor.

Production and research projects. Activity. May be repeated for a total of 9 units.

ART 612 Computer Applications in Conceptual Design III (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: ART 410, ART 412, and 3 units of ART 511, and consent of instructor.

Conceptual design computer applications workshop. Activity. May be repeated for a total of 9 units. Extra fee required.

ART 619 Exhibition Design (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: Restricted to upper-division Art major, Art minor, Museum Studies minor, or Museum Studies graduate student.

Theory and production of exhibitions, including planning, collecting, preparation, annotation, and criticism. Activity. May be repeated for a total of 6 units.

ART 624 Sculptural Cloth and Fiber (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: ART 222 or consent of the instructor.

Exploration of object making, as well as ideas in installation, through the learning of ways to shape cloth and fiber into forms and structures using a variety of textile-related techniques and approaches. Activity. Extra fee required.

ART 631 Painting III (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: Restricted to Art majors; portfolio review.

Advanced painting course that supports diverse practices and old and new methods of image making. Students complete a body of work while developing awareness of contemporary conceptual and profession concerns. Activity. May be repeated for a total of 9 units. Extra fee required.

ART 635 Advanced Printmaking (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: Departmental recommendation and consent.

Advanced printmaking projects emphasizing aesthetic and technological developments. Activity. May be repeated for a total of 6 units. Extra fee required.

ART 640 Independent Research & Practice Development (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: Restricted to Art majors; ART 540; and departmental recommendation and consent.

Sculpture workshop. Activity. May be repeated for a total of 9 units. Extra fee required.

ART 645 Ceramics IV (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: Restricted to Art majors; departmental recommendation and consent.

Ceramics workshop. Activity. May be repeated for a total of 9 units. Extra fee required.

ART 660 Photography IV (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: Restricted to Art majors; ART 560 or equivalent.

Photography workshop. Activity. May be repeated for a total of 9 units. Extra fee required.

ART 662 Color Photography II (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: Restricted to Art majors; ART 562 or ART 563.

Advanced digital color printing and image processing. Digital camera with Camera Raw file capability required. Activity. May be repeated for a total of 6 units. Extra fee required.

ART 670 Art as Inquiry - Interdisciplinary Studio Experiences (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: Restricted to senior Art majors; two 500-level or one 600-level course in area of emphasis.

Self-directed studio research/inquiry focusing on the why, what and how of studio art practice. Emphasis on contemporary practice and theory, creating a cohesive body of work, and critical feedback. Activity. May be repeated for a total of 6 units.

ART 685 Projects in the Teaching of the Visual Arts (Units: 1-3)

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor and completion of equivalent course in the subject matter.

Teaching experiences in art, art education, and art history through assigned instructional projects as classroom aides. Training in teaching principles including supervised classroom teaching activities. (Students may earn a maximum of 4 units toward the baccalaureate degree for any course(s) numbered 685 regardless of discipline.)

ART 699 Independent Study (Units: 1-3)

Prerequisites: Upper division standing, consent of instructor, advisor, and college dean.

Independent study, under supervision of a faculty member selected by the student, of some aspect of the field not covered by regular courses. May be repeated for a total of 4 units with consent of instructor, adviser, and department chair. No more than 3 units can be taken during any one semester.

ART 704 Interdisciplinary Critique Seminar (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: Restricted to M.F.A. Art students or consent of the instructor and graduate major adviser.

Intensive critical investigation of selected aspects of the visual arts. May be repeated for a total of 18 units.

ART 706 MFA Writing and Research Seminar (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: Restricted to graduate students in Art, or consent of instructor.

Provides instruction, support, and experience in research and writing for M.F.A. students. Focuses on developing writing as an activity that complements and feeds artistic practice, looking at historical and contemporary models of artists' writing. Facilitates the development of professional artist research statements and the completion of the M.F.A. thesis report. May be repeated for a total of 6 units.

ART 709 Studio Research and Practice Seminar (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: Restricted to graduate Art students or consent of the instructor.

Sustained, in-depth investigation of specific areas, themes, and theories within art practice and curatorial practice. Primary research may include travel for one-time events, fieldwork, exhibitions, direct community involvement and interdisciplinary collaboration. May be repeated for a total of 18 units.

ART 750 Seminar in Teaching Art Practice (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: Classified M.F.A. graduate standing or consent of instructor.

Development of teaching and related career preparation skills, philosophies and curriculum planning in art practice fields. Strongly recommended for teaching assistants in ART 850. May be taken by advanced undergraduates preparing for college level teaching careers in art.

ART 780 Art Processes and Practices: Visiting Artists and Scholars (Unit: 1)

Prerequisite: Restricted to M.F.A. Art students and consent of the instructor.

Introduction to and exploration of specific approaches and processes in individual art practice, including writing, discussion and material research. May be repeated for a total of 6 units. (CR/NC grading only)

ART 789 Professional Practices for Visual Artists (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: Restricted to M.F.A. Art students.

Deepen the understanding of the practical tools employed by professional contemporary artists, including but not limited to grant writing, work fabrication, exhibition design, daily practice and professional identity in relation to each student's individual practice. (Plus-minus ABC/NC)

ART 850 Directed Experience in Public Roles for Artists (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: Restricted to M.F.A. Art students and consent of the supervising instructor and graduate major adviser.

Supervised directed experiences and seminar in the teaching of art and/or internship in other public roles that artists occupy, etc. May be repeated for a total of 6 units. (Plus-minus letter grade only)

ART 852 Directed Experience in Art Education (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: Restricted to M.A. Art Students, consent of the supervising instructor and the graduate major adviser.

Experiences in the teaching of art under the supervision of an instructor.

ART 853 Directed Experience in Museum Education (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: Restricted to graduate students in the Art M.A. program; ART 700, ART 705, or ART 602 and consent of the graduate major adviser.

Intern experience in museums, community centers, and art programs under the supervision of an Art Department instructor. May be repeated for a total of 6 units.

ART 882 Tutorial in Studio (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: Classified graduate standing in art and consent of instructor and graduate major adviser.

Critical direction on a one-to-one basis. Intended to develop a student's individual vision and capabilities as a professional artist. May be repeated for a total of 6 units.

ART 890 Creative Work Research (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: ART 700, ART 704, ART 705, and consent of major adviser.

Development of creative research in the art area with direct application to the creative work project. Must be taken in the semester before acceptance in ART 894. (CR/NC grading only)

ART 894 Creative Work Project (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: ART 890, consent of instructor and approval of Advancement to Candidacy (ATC) for the Master of Fine Arts and Culminating Experience (CE) forms by Graduate Studies. ATC and Proposal for Culminating Experience Requirement forms must be approved by the Graduate Division before enrollment.

Not repeatable unless taken previously for an M.A. at State. May be repeated with approval of the department chair. (CR/NC/RP grading only)

ART 897 Research Projects in Art (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: Restricted to graduate students in the Art M.A. program; ART 700, ART 704, ART 705, and consent of graduate major adviser.

Development of a problem of major interest to a student with direct application of methods of research, research findings, and production to creative activity in the art area. (Plus-minus letter grade, CR/NC, RP)

ART 898 Master's Thesis (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: ART 700, ART 701, ART 702, ART 703, consent of instructor and approval of Advancement to Candidacy (ATC) and Culminating Experience (CE) forms by Graduate Studies. One semester paper demonstrating art historical theory, methods, research. ATC and Proposal for Culminating Experience Requirement forms must be approved by Graduate Studies before registration. (CR/NC grading only.)

ART 899 Independent Study (Units: 1-3)

Prerequisite: Classified graduate standing and consent of instructor.

Independent study, under supervision, of some aspect of the field related to the student's final thesis or project. May be repeated for a total of 6 units with consent of instructor. (CR/NC grading only)