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Fine Art Specialization

The Fine Art Specialization offers a flexible course of study in which students are encouraged to develop a strong studio practice supporting the creation of images, objects, and visual, spatial and time-based experiences. Students learn technical skills informed by ideas, a firm grounding in making, conceptualization, art theory and criticism, and an awareness of contemporary issues. Exhibitions, student organization events, guest lectures and field trips as well as the Professional Practices course assist students with effective knowledge and preparation for the transition from student to professional artist. A three-semester capstone course sequence emphasizes critical thinking, writing and research culminating in a senior thesis paper and exhibition.

Specialization Requirements

Fine Art Core

choose 5 courses and no more than two out of any one area:

2-D and Image-based

  • AAV 211/Drawing II
  • AAV 214/Printmaking I
  • AAV 215/Painting I
  • AAV 370/Topics in Art (with appropriate topic)

Technology-based

  • AAV 216/Fiber Arts
  • AAV 217/Ceramics
  • AAV 218/Book Arts
  • AAV 230/Photo II
  • AAV 255/Web I
  • AAV 370/Topics in Art (with appropriate topic)

Spatially-Oriented

  • AAV 213/Sculpture I
  • AAV 342/Installation and Performance
  • AAV 370/Topics in Art (with appropriate topic)

Time-based

  • AAV 230/Photo II
  • AAV 232/Image and Narrative
  • AAV 244/Video I
  • AAV 370/Topics in Art (with appropriate topic)

Advanced Requirements

(Choose 3 courses)

  • AAV 314/Printmaking II
  • AAV 315/Painting II
  • AAV 311/Drawing III
  • AAV 313/Sculpture II
  • AAV 370/Topics in Art (with appropriate topic)

Capstone

(3 courses)

  • AAV 318/Theory/Practice in Fine Art
  • AAV 411/Professional Practice in Fine Art
  • AAV 412/Senior Thesis in Fine Art

 

Recommended Second-Year Program of Study: Fine Art

First Semester

  • Fine Art Core 1 – 1 course unit
  • Fine Art Core 2 – 1 course unit
  • Art History – 1 course unit
  • Liberal Learning – 1 course unit

Second Semester

  • Fine Art Core 3 – 1 course unit
  • Fine Art Core 4 – 1 course unit
  • Art History – 1 course unit
  • Liberal Learning – 1 course unit
  • Sophomore Review – 0 course unit

Total for year: 8 Course Units

 

Recommended Third-Year Program of Study: Fine Art

First Semester

  • FA Core 5 – 1 course unit
  • Advanced 1 – 1 course unit
  • Art History – 1 course unit
  • Liberal Learning – 1 course unit

Second Semester

  • AAV 318/Theory/Practice in Fine Art – 1 course unit
  • Advanced 2 – 1 course unit
  • Art History – 1 course unit
  • Liberal Learning – 1 course unit

Total for year: 8 Course Units

 

Recommended Fourth-Year Program of Study: Fine Art

First Semester

  • AAV 411/Professional Practice in Fine Art – 1 course unit
  • Advanced 3 – 1 course unit
  • Elective – 1 course unit
  • Elective – 1 course unit

Second Semester

  • AAV 412/Senior Thesis in Fine Art Studio – 1 course unit
  • Elective – 1 course unit
  • Elective – 1 course unit
  • Elective – 1 course unit

Total for year: 8 Course Units

 

 

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