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ART 210 (3.00)

Visual Concepts I

Visual Concepts I introduces the visual art major to two-dimensional basic design principles, various perception and notation techniques, expression and subtractive color theory. Other issues covered include symmetry and asymmetry, formal and informal organization, proportion, perspective, visualization, imagination, illusion, rhythm, typography, narrative (linear/nonlinear), collage and text/image relationships.
   Course ID: 052303
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

ART 211 (3.00)

Visual Concepts II/Camera Vision

Visual Concepts II introduces the visual art major to creating still images via a camera. Formal and technical issues connected to camera operation, two-dimensional design, lighting, framing and introduction to the chemistry of photography will be covered. Through assignments, theoretical readings and historical examples, issues connected to the apparatus of the camera as a recording device also will be covered. Emphasis will be placed on developing a vocabulary for talking about images and on the ability to think critically about images. This course also will serve as an introduction to using the computer as a tool for manipulating images.
   Course ID: 052305
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

ART 212 (3.00)

Visual Concepts III/Three Dimensional Form, Space and Interaction

Visual Concepts III introduces the visual art major to compositional issues as they relate to real, recorded and virtual space. Basic concepts of three-dimensional design, lighting and fabrication are covered, as are navigation and interaction design principles. The body in space is addressed in the context of installation, architecture and site-specific practices.
   Course ID: 052306
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must have achieved admission through portfolio review process (VA Milestone) and completed ART 210 and 211 with a grade of "C" or better to take this class.

ART 213 (3.00)

Visual Concepts IV/Time-Based Media

Visual Concepts IV introduces the visual art major to time-based media and will focus on the relationship of image and sound in time-based media production. Students will study how sequencing and juxtaposition work in relation to narrative and non-narrative animation, video and film.
   Course ID: 052307
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Course Fee = $40.00
   Requirement Group: You must have achieved admission through portfolio review process (VA Milestone) and completed ART 210 and 211 with a grade of "C" or better to take this class.

ART 214 (3.00)

Drawing I/Beginning Drawing

Drawing I introduces the visual art major to the visual vocabulary of drawing. Through materials and processes, drawing will be explored as a means of visual thinking, a way to depict what we see and visualize what we think, and a method of communicating ideas. Technical skills will be applied to an exploration of representation and visual invention, including figurative imagery. Recommended Preparation: ART 210 either previously or concurrently.
   Course ID: 052309
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

ART 215 (3.00)

Introduction to Art and Media Studies

Introduction to Art and Media Studies will introduce the visual art major to the conceptual and historical commonalities shared among photography, film, video,computer and other visual arts. Artists working in these interdisciplinary forms will be viewed and discussed.
   Course ID: 052310
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Arts and Humanities (GEP)

ART 216 (3.00)

Studies in Visual Culture (Prehistory through the 1750s)

This course engages students in a focused study of six or seven specific, momentous periods in the history of world art dating from prehistory to the mid-eighteenth century. The selection of topics will be determined by the particular organizing principle adopted by the course instructor. For example, the organizing principle could be that of medium (architecture, painting, sculpture, decorative arts); of belief systems (religion, philosophy); of patronage; or of prevailing technological inventions and discoveries. By studying selected moments in the history of world art in some depth, students will gain an awareness of how art objects and visual culture both shape and represent societies and their histories.
   Course ID: 100294
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Topics: Masterworks of Visual Art and Narration, Ancient History through the Renaissance, Pre-history though the 1750s
   Attributes: Arts and Humanities (GEP), Culture (GEP)

ART 216H (3.00)

Studies in Visual Culture (Prehistory through the 1750s)

This course engages students in a focused study of six or seven specific, momentous periods in the history of world art dating from prehistory to the mid-eighteenth century. The selection of topics will be determined by the particular organizing principle adopted by the course instructor. For example, the organizing principle could be that of medium (architecture, painting, sculpture, decorative arts); of belief systems (religion, philosophy); of patronage; or of prevailing technological inventions and discoveries. By studying selected moments in the history of world art in some depth, students will gain an awareness of how art objects and visual culture both shape and represent societies and their histories.
   Course ID: 100613
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Topics: Masterworks of Visual Art and Narration
   Attributes: Arts and Humanities (GEP), Culture (GEP)
   Requirement Group: You must have been admitted to the Honors College to take this course.

ART 220 (3.00)

Art History I

A survey of the major movements of Western painting, sculpture and architecture through the end of the Middle Ages. Slide lectures will explore the development of artistic traditions through an analysis of style and cultural contexts.
   Course ID: 052311
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Arts and Humanities (GEP), Arts and Humanities (GFR)

ART 221 (3.00)

Art History II

A survey that traces the key movements in Western painting, sculpture and architecture from the beginning of the Renaissance to the 20th century. Slide lectures will explore how various historical, social, religious and intellectual currents are reflected in the style and content of works of art.
   Course ID: 052312
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Arts and Humanities (GEP), Arts and Humanities (GFR)

ART 305 (3.00)

Moving Images I

A digital cinema production course exploring the three main genres of film history: documentary, narrative and experimental. Students will be introduced to production and postproduction issues as they arise in each of these modes of filmmaking. Students will work with digital camcorders and complete short projects in each genre. Topics will include preproduction planning, cinematography, lighting, sound recording and sound design.
   Course ID: 052327
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Course Fee = $40.00
   Requirement Group: You must have completed ART 213 with a grade of "C" or better and completed the VA Milestone (portfolio review process) before taking this class.

ART 314 (3.00)

Drawing II

This is an intermediate drawing course that will continue the study of the visual vocabulary of drawing through its materials and processes. Technical skills will be applied to an exploration of representation and visual invention. Issues addressed will include color and figurative imagery and conceptual approaches to drawing.
   Course ID: 052329
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must have completed ART 210 and 214 with a grade of "C" or better and completed the Visual Arts Milestone (portfolio review process) before taking this class.

ART 315 (3.00)

Moving Images II

An exploration of video systems as vehicles for creative personal expression. A hands-on production course in which students complete exercises and a final project utilizing video as an art medium. Recommended Preparation: ART 213.
   Course ID: 052330
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Course Fee = $40.00
   Requirement Group: You must have completed ART 213 with a grade of "C" or better and completed the VA Milestone (portfolio review process) before taking this class.

ART 320 (3.00)

Introduction to Printmaking

An introduction to a variety of printmaking processes, this course will investigate traditions of printmaking as well as contemporary applications of the medium. The process will be used as a vehicle for exploration of the student's creative work. ART 214 strongly recommended.
   Course ID: 052331
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Course Fee = $80.00
   Requirement Group: You must complete ART 210 with a grade of "C" or better and have completed the Visual Arts Milestone (portfolio review process) before taking this class.

ART 321 (3.00)

From the Enlightenment to the Birth of Modernism (1750-1880)

A study of the visual arts from the Enlightenment era (1750) to the advent of modernism (1880), with an emphasis on the changing social and aesthetic conditions that influenced later art forms. From the Enlightenment to the French Revolution to the impact of photography, the period gave rise to revolution and innovation. Art reflected and responded to these conditions with its own radical shifts in style and content from neo-classicism and romanticism to realism and impressionism. This course will explore how the developments of the 18th and19th centuries laid the foundation for modernism.
   Course ID: 052332
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Arts and Humanities (GEP), Culture (GEP), Arts and Humanities (GFR), Culture (GFR)
   Requirement Group: You must have completed ART 216 or ART 221 with a grade of C or better.

ART 323 (3.00)

Modernism (1880-1960)

A survey of turning points in the development of modernism in the visual arts beginning with European movements in the late nineteenth century (e.g. impressionism and post impressionism) and continuing to artistic movements of the first half of the twentieth century (e.g. cubism, German expressionism, Italian futurism, Russian constructivism, dada and surrealism). The course closes with key developments in American modernism (e.g. the Armory show, the Harlem renaissance, social realism, abstract expressionism) including a brief glimpse at pop art. All art historical developments will be considered in their specific sociopolitical and economic contexts. Note: This course is designated as a gateway course for students concentrating in art history and museum studies and must be passed with a grade of "B" or better.
   Course ID: 052333
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Arts and Humanities (GEP), Arts and Humanities (GFR)
   Requirement Group: You must have completed ART 216 or ART 221 with a grade of C or better.

ART 324 (3.00)

History of Film: Origins to 1965

A survey of the motion picture from its "optical toy" origins to 1965. Political, economic, artistic and technical factors in film production will be considered. Topics covered include the development of film language, German expressionism, poetic realism, the Hollywood studio system, Italian Neorealism, the French New Wave, avant-garde and documentary film.
   Course ID: 052334
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Arts and Humanities (GEP), Arts and Humanities (GFR)
   Requirement Group: You must complete one 200-level Arts and Humanities course with a minimum grade of C.

ART 325 (3.00)

History of Film and Video: 1965 to Present

A survey of motion pictures and video art from 1965 to the present. Political, economic, artistic and technical factors influencing film and video production will be considered. Topics include: new German cinema, documentary, American independent cinema, political and Third World Cinema, video art, installation, performance, interactive forms and the evolving fusion of production and display technologies in the digital era.
   Course ID: 052335
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Arts and Humanities (GEP), Arts and Humanities (GFR)
   Requirement Group: You must complete one 200-level Arts and Humanities course with a minimum grade of C.

ART 326 (3.00)

History of Photography I

A historical overview of the medium of photography from its origins in the early 19th century to the mid-20th century.
   Course ID: 052336
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Arts and Humanities (GEP), Arts and Humanities (GFR)

ART 327 (3.00)

Contemporary Directions in Photography

A historical overview of the medium of photography from mid-20th century to the present. Studying images in their historical context, the class will examine social backdrops, public and critical responses, and theoretical texts that have informed or emerged from ideas and practices in photography in a post-modern world. Recommended Preparation: None
   Course ID: 052337
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Arts and Humanities (GEP), Arts and Humanities (GFR)

ART 328 (3.00)

Postmodernism (1960 - present)

The period from the 1960s onwards witnessed the almost simultaneous challenge to Modernism in a host of movements in the USA, Europe and, increasingly, around the world. This new phase in art, that some art historians termed Postmodernism, opened up the boundaries of the art world as never before to new practitioners, new media and new centers of contemporary art practice, while the term itself became the subject of great debate. The course will end with a survey of current developments in art of the twenty-first century. All art historical developments will be considered in their specific sociopolitical and economic contexts.
   Course ID: 100295
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must have completed ART 216 or ART 221 with a grade of C or better.

ART 329 (3.00)

Topics in Art History and Visual Culture

The topic of this course will be concerned with major currents and stylistic directions in the history of art and media in the nineteenth through the twenty-first centuries. In some instances the course content will focus on a specific art historical period or movement; others will trace a prominent theme through several periods. The topic of the course will change depending on the expertise of the instructor teaching the course. Note: Repeatable for a total of 6 credits.
   Course ID: 052338
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Topics: Flms/Revolutn & Soc Chng, Contemp Vis Arts of the Non-Western World, Themes in Black, Queer and Feminist Film, Comm Aesth: Theo/Prac in Varts, Cultures of Display, The History and Theory of the Underground, Arts of Japan, Art and Politics: A Critical Introduction, The History of Art and Technology, Space and Place in Public Art and Urbanism
   Requirement Group: You must have completed ART 216 or ART 221 with a grade of C or better.

ART 331 (3.00)

Graphic Design I: Image, Sign and Symbol

An introduction to methods for creating images, signs and symbols with a priority placed on the use of the grid as a structural device for creating systems. Emphasis is placed on research, analysis, design process, translation and reflection. Note: This course is designated as a gateway course for design majors and must be passed with a grade of B or better to continue in the graphic design sequence. Recommended Corequisites: ART 331 & Art 332.
   Course ID: 052340
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must complete ART210 and ART211 with a C or better and complete the Visual Arts Milestone (portfolio review process) before taking this class.

ART 332 (3.00)

Design and Technology I: Print

Introduction to Macintosh-based computing and software programs developed for print-based communication including discussion of workflow methods necessary for professional practice. The management and application of type and fonts are addressed. Tools, processes and techniques for print reproduction will be surveyed. Recommended Co-requisites: Art 331, 332.
   Course ID: 052341
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must complete ART210 and ART211 with a C or better and complete the Visual Arts Milestone (portfolio review process) before taking this class.

ART 333 (3.00)

Typography I

An introductory course in the history and exploration of basic principles of typography. Emphasis is on interrelationships of letter, word, line, page and the logical evolution of the grid as a structural device. The course will emphasize techniques and ideas that influence meaning through the visual design of letterforms and words. The structure of type will be explored through projects in two- and three-dimensional media.
   Course ID: 052342
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must complete ART 331 and 332 with a grade of "C" or better and complete the Visual Arts Milestone (portfolio review process) before taking this class.

ART 334 (3.00)

Graphic Design IV: Word and Image

This course provides combined reinforcement of design research and methodologies. Students apply their knowledge of typographic and visual forms to projects that encourage the introduction of word and image with visual hierarchies. The development of multiple solutions is encouraged. Visual organizations and project management are stressed. Projects are both two- and three dimensional.
   Course ID: 052343
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must complete ART 212, 213, and 333 with a grade of "C" or better and complete the Visual Arts Milestone before taking this class.

ART 335 (3.00)

Origins and Issues in Design

This course is a survey of the history of graphic design from the Industrial Revolution through contemporary practice. Lectures illustrate major movements as the role of graphic design in society is explored including its relationship to industrial and architectural design. Both technological and societal changes and their impacts on design in past and present eras are addressed.
   Course ID: 052344
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Writing Intensive
   Requirement Group: You must take ART 210, 211 and 214 with a grade of "C" or better and complete the Visual Arts Milestone (portfolio review process) before taking this class.

ART 336 (3.00)

Design and Technology II: Screen

Introduction to Macintosh-based computing using software programs developed for screen-based communication including discussion of the conceptual and technical issues involved in the design and production of interactive documents and environments. Discussion will focus on authoring, user interface, navigation, content development, user experience and visual application.
   Course ID: 100094
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must complete ART 212 and 213 with a grade of "C" or better and complete the Visual Arts Milestone (portfolio review process) before taking this class.

ART 337 (3.00)

Typography II

An intermediate exploration of typography and image making as an expressive and functional communication vehicle. Students apply their knowledge of the grid, typographic and visual forms to create projects that require the use of both word and image. The processes and mediums for combining word and image and the limits of visual literacy are explored in experimental and practical projects while addressing the reader's needs and the communicator's intent.
   Course ID: 100095
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must complete ART 212, 213, and 333 with a grade of "C" or better and complete the Visual Arts Milestone before taking this class.

ART 338 (3.00)

Motion Design

ART 338 Motion Design applies the principles of 2-dimensional design and typography practice to timebased media. Students will view and discuss historic and contemporary examples of projected and screen-based work and learn discipline-specific vocabulary as industry standard software is used to explore how effective communication can be created utilizing motion.
   Course ID: 100548
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must complete ART 333 with a C or better and complete the Visual Arts Milestone (portfolio review process) before taking this class.

ART 341 (3.00)

Introduction to Animation

An introductory course in the creation of animated works. In addition to screenings and analysis of animated films, students will explore the expressive potential of classic and nontraditional animation techniques: stop motion, cut-paper, direct-on-film and drawing techniques will be explored via various media. Students will work individually on projects and learn the skills of effective group collaboration.
   Course ID: 052346
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Course Fee = $40.00
   Requirement Group: You must have completed ART 213 with a grade of "C" or better and completed the VA Milestone (portfolio review process) before taking this class.

ART 342 (3.00)

Film/Video Theory and Criticism

An exploration of media theory and film/video criticism. An investigation of the central issues of the cinematic experience through the ways theorists have explained cinema, television, video and their expanded forms from inception to the present. Through reading how authors have framed media and their makers, students will consider how to create meaning with time-based media.
   Course ID: 052347
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must complete either ART 324 or ART 325 with a grade of "C" or better and complete the Visual Arts Milestone (portfolio review process) before taking this class.

ART 343 (3.00)

History of Animation

This is a survey course studying the international development of animation. The course will emphasize two major aspects in this evolution: the rise and decline of American studio production and the independent artist/animator.
   Course ID: 052348
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Course Equivalents: ART 368
   Requirement Group: You must have completed ART 215 with a grade of C or better.

ART 345 (3.00)

16mm Filmmaking

A project-based introduction to 16mm filmmaking covering 16mm cameras, film stocks, sound recording and the film lab. Students will shoot sync sound 16mm film for in-class projects and their own projects using a variety of 16mm production cameras. Film will be processed at an outside commercial lab and all post-production work will be in digital video.
   Course ID: 052349
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must have completed ART 305 and ART 315 both with a grade of C or better and the Visual Arts Milestone (portfolio review process) before you can take this class.

ART 346 (3.00)

Moving Images III: HD Cinema

Advanced production course for exploration of high-definition video through creation of individual projects. A workshop environment introduces students to high-end HD camcorders, workflow options and the HD postproduction environment. Technical instruction, pertinent cinematic examples and conceptual discussions, provide key experiences toward developing production strategies and discovering the inherent aesthetic potential of HD imaging. ART 346 is designated the "gateway"-"B or better" course for continued advancement in Cinematic Arts.
   Course ID: 052350
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Course Fee = $40.00
   Requirement Group: You must have completed ART 305 and ART 315 both with a grade of C or better and the Visual Arts Milestone (portfolio review process) before you can take this class.

ART 347 (3.00)

Writing for Media Arts

An introduction to a range of methodologies for developing ideas, scripts and structural tactics for short films and videos. Emphasis will be placed on traditional storytelling strategies, as well as experimental scripting and alternative notational techniques.
   Course ID: 052351
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Writing Intensive
   Requirement Group: You must complete ART305, 315 or 341 with a grade of "C" or better and complete the Visual Arts Milestone (portfolio review process) before taking this class.

ART 348 (3.00)

Film III: Synchronized Sound

   Course ID: 052352
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

ART 360 (3.00)

Mixed Media Book Arts

In this studio course, students investigate the book art form as an artistic statement. All elements of this medium: images, text and structure , are integral to the theme of book arts. The multiple dimensions of the artist's book are analyzed, including its status as a document; its identity as a piece of sculpture; its portability and its function in the contexts of time, space and performance.
   Course ID: 052362
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must complete either ART 305, 315, 320, 331, 341, 362 OR 382 with a grade of "C" or better and complete the Visual Arts Milestone (portfolio review process) before taking this class.

ART 361 (3.00)

Digital Darkroom

This course builds on the foundation of ART 211 (Camera Vision), providing an in-depth introduction to digital tools and techniques in photographic practice. Students will learn principles of digital input and output, with an emphasis on the production of high quality images for printing, through assignments, demonstration, readings, writings, and critiques. Issues related to truth in photography will be examined and discussed in relation to the possibilities offered by digital manipulation. Contemporary and historical images will be studied in conjunction with each assignment.
   Course ID: 052363
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Course Fee = $40.00
   Requirement Group: You must complete ART 211 with a grade of "C" or better and the Visual Arts Milestone (portfolio review process) before taking this class.

ART 362 (3.00)

Black and White Photography

This course, in conjunction with ART 361 Digital Darkroom serves as a foundation for the photography emphasis and will provide an introduction to black and white photography as a tool for photographic production. In addition to in-depth darkroom production, emphasis will be placed on self-motivation and developing a direction of interest. Darkroom techniques, alternative camera formats, films, methods of presentation, as well as an increased theoretical framework for understanding meaning in relation to images will be introduced through assignments, readings, writings and historical examples.
   Course ID: 052364
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Course Fee = $40.00
   Requirement Group: You must complete ART 211 with a grade of "C" or better and the Visual Arts Milestone (portfolio review process) before taking this class.

ART 363 (3.00)

Color Photography

This course focuses on the use of color as an element in photographic expression. The course includes introduction to color temperature and white balance, exposure, lighting, color theory, image capture and output, digital workflow, digital manipulation of color, and color management. Students will develop the ability to think critically about and discuss visual images through assignments, critiques, writings and presentations. Students will also be introduced to a history of color photography and an overview of contemporary artists working with color.
   Course ID: 052365
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must complete ART 361 or 362 with a grade of "C" or better and the Visual Arts Milestone before taking this class.

ART 364 (3.00)

Studio Photography

This course will introduce students to use of large camera formats and a variety of studio lighting systems, with emphasis on creating images in the studio via constructed set-ups. Technical issues such as scale, control of light, color, perspective and increased level of craft will be covered. Digital means for capturing and output of images will be utilized in combination with darkroom techniques. Topical issues such as naturalism, realism, abstraction and artificiality will be discussed through assignments, readings, writings and critiques. The work of contemporary artists will be studied and discussed in conjunction with particular projects.
   Course ID: 052366
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Course Fee = $40.00
   Requirement Group: You must complete ART 361 or 362 with a grade of "C" or better and the Visual Arts Milestone before taking this class.

ART 365 (3.00)

Sequence and Time

This course explores sequencing of still images in a variety of formats, including software programs.Repetition, juxtaposition, narrative, and non-narrative forms will be examined through assignments, readings, writings and critiques. Still images used in combination with other media, such as audio and video will be explored. The work of contemporary artists will be studied and discussed in conjunction with particular projects.
   Course ID: 052367
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Course Fee = $40.00
   Requirement Group: You must complete ART 361 or 362 with a grade of "C" or better and the Visual Arts Milestone before taking this class.

ART 366 (3.00)

Documentary Photography

This course is based on the camera as an evidentiary and narrative tool, and examines the role of the photographer in social story telling, forensic investigation, and political observation. Photojournalism is the nexus of this course, through which students will learn about story development, acquiring access to locations, shooting for print media and the Internet, location, lighting, editing and sequencing, as well as examining the complexity of related ethical issues. In addition to photographic assignments, students will also participate in field trips, critiques, readings, and writings, and will access historic documentary photographs from UMBC's Special Collections Archive.
   Course ID: 052368
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Course Fee = $40.00
   Requirement Group: You must complete ART 361 or 362 with a grade of "C" or better and the Visual Arts Milestone before taking this class.

ART 367 (3.00)

Alternative Processes

An experimental course dealing with non-traditional photo emulsions.Students will work with cyanotype, Van Dyke Brown, gum bichromate and other nonsilver processes in conjunction with developing personal imagery.
   Course ID: 052369
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Course Fee = $40.00
   Requirement Group: You must complete ART 361 or 362 with a grade of "C" or better and the Visual Arts Milestone before taking this class.

ART 368 (3.00)

Digital Alternatives

This course will introduce use of a variety of substrate materials for creating photographic quality images utilizing flat-bed, pigment ink jet, and direct-digital printers. The course will allow the advanced student to utilize digital technologies to produce ambitious independently developed projects. Topical readings, videos, writings and critiques will provide forum for discussion of techniques and concepts.
   Course ID: 052370
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Course Equivalents: ART 343
   Attributes: Course Fee = $40.00
   Requirement Group: You must complete ART 361 or 362 with a grade of "C" or better and the Visual Arts Milestone before taking this class.

ART 369 (3.00)

Topics in Photography

This theme-based studio course will utilize photographic images in combination with other media and techniques. Specific content will be developed by the instructor. Techniques appropriate to content of course will be covered though assignments, readings, writings and critiques. Examples of such themes include performance and images, public art, image transmission and alternative venues for images.
   Course ID: 052371
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Topics: Pinhole Photography, Still Life in Platinum, Landscape Photography, Collage, Homage & Appropriation, Portraiture, Professional Practices in Photography, Entrepreneurial Practices in Photography
   Attributes: Course Fee = $40.00
   Requirement Group: You must complete ART 361 or 362 with a grade of "C" or better and the Visual Arts Milestone before taking this class.

ART 370 (3.00)

Silkscreen Printing

This studio course introduces a variety of approaches to screenprinting, including stencil techniques, direct markmaking and photographic processes utilizing film positives, digitally generated images, photocopies and drawings. Historical uses of screenprinting as a medium for communication and ornamentation are discussed in the context of contemporary art practice. This course continues the fusing of artistic skills in various media, such as color, pattern, layering, print output and composition, developed during the intermediate level.
   Course ID: 052372
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Course Fee = $90.00
   Requirement Group: You must complete either ART 305, 315, 320, 331, 341, 362 OR 382 with a grade of "C" or better and complete the Visual Arts Milestone (portfolio review process) before taking this class.

ART 375 (3.00)

Photographic/Digital Processes in Printmaking

This studio course investigates a variety of photographic processes in print media, including digital print methods, photo-printmaking, xerography and manual print processes. Historical and theoretical relationships between the photographic image, appropriation strategies and print practice are discussed as a context for technical explorations in the media. Image and surface manipulations and materials, as well as theoretical concepts related to the subjects of language, installation and performance are applied to the process.
   Course ID: 052374
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Course Fee = $80.00
   Requirement Group: You must complete ART 211 or ART 320 with a grade of C or better and the Visual Arts Milestone (portfolio review process) before taking this class.

ART 376 (3.00)

Origins and Issues of Print Media

An intensive seminar discussing topics in print media from pre-history to the present. Subjects may include early forms of printmaking and how print media revolutionized communication and the distribution of information in society. This course will explore the historical framework of print culture and discuss contemporary and future directions in print media.
   Course ID: 052375
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must have taken ART 215 and either ART 220 or ART 221 with a grade of "C" or better before taking this class.

ART 378 (3.00)

Origins and Issues in Print Media

   Course ID: 052377
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

ART 380 (3.00)

History and Theory of Games

This seminar offers an in-depth treatment of historical, philosophical, and theoretical issues related to game design and play. The course traces the origins of gaming and follows its evolution into the contemporary idiom. Analysis will also cover how multi-person independent decision-making and strategic situations provide insight on political science, anthropology, economics, sociology, and biology.
   Course ID: 052378
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must complete ART 215 or CMSC 202 with a grade of "C" or better before taking this class.

ART 382 (3.00)

Introduction to Interactive Media

This course provides an introduction to the diverse scope and potential of screen-based interactive media. Emphasis is placed on the prodcution and critique of projects that explore interactive navigation, non-linear narrative, interactive animation and sound in 2D environments. Online and internet-based art will be covered. Basic scripting concepts and techniques are introduced to provide students with the necessary skills to begin exploring their own creative approaches to interactivity.
   Course ID: 052379
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must complete ART 212 and 213 with a grade of "C" or better and complete the Visual Arts Milestone (portfolio review process) before taking this class.

ART 383 (3.00)

Sound Design

This course treats sound as an aesthetic equal to image in works of time-based and interactive media. It explores image sound relationships and focuses on designing effective soundtracks by developing students' skills in field, foley, and studio recording; scoring; mixing; and sound-image synchronization.
   Course ID: 052380
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Course Fee = $40.00
   Requirement Group: You must have completed ART 213 with a grade of "C" or better and completed the VA Milestone (portfolio review process) before taking this class.

ART 384 (3.00)

Introduction to 3D Computer Animation

This course will build a foundation for the creation of 3-D computer animation. Students will explore 3-D techniques through a study of modeling, motion, transformation, lighting and texturing.
   Course ID: 052381
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must have completed ART 212 and ART 213 with a grade of C or better and the Visual Arts Milestone (portfolio review process) before taking this class.

ART 387 (3.00)

Expression in Time and Motion

This course focuses on the expressivity of motion for representational and nonrepresentational visual content. Students will explore the subject through screenings of animated works, analysis, and workshops involving primarily hand-drawn techniques. Emphasis will be placed on motion, not illustration.
   Course ID: 052383
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Course Fee = $40.00
   Requirement Group: You must have completed ART 341 with a grade of C or better and the Visual Arts Milestone (portfolio review process) before taking this class.

ART 388 (3.00)

Art on the Internet

This course provides a thorough introduction to formal, conceptual and technical issues related to the production of Internet-based interactive art. Emphasis is placed on experimental approaches to Web-based interactive navigation, interface and information design
   Course ID: 052384
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must have completed ART 212 with a grade of "C" or better and the Visual Arts Milestone (portfolio review process) before taking this class.

ART 389 (3.00)

Topics in Animation and Interactive Media

This course offers an investigation of current directions in animation and interactive media. Topics to be announced.
   Course ID: 052385
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Laboratory, Lecture
   Topics: Top:Advanced Imaging, Synethesia, Art And The Internet, Words In Light Dig Dom, Word & Image, Virtual Space&Narrative, Real Time 3D Animation, Expr.Motion/Char.Animatn, Sound Design, Solid Image Modeling, Image, Time & Projection, Advanced Digital Video, Interactive Sound Art, Imaging/Writing Environ, Real Time 3D, Wireframe Modeling, Topics In Computer Art, Digitial Cinema, Expressions In Motion, Art On Internet, Primitive Cave Art, Comp Art:Landscape Cubed, Digital Composition, Top In Comp Art:3D Anima, Advanced Animation, Art On The Internet, 3d Animation, Networked Video, Expr. In Time & Motion, Algorithmic Art, Digital Cinema II, Multimedia On Internet, Mixing Phys And Dig Proc, Word And Image, Adv Art On The Internet, Landscrape Cubed, Visual Symphony, Anatomy Of A Video Game, Imaging In C, Interactive Cd-Rom, Interactive Multi-Media, Hist Of Graphic Design, Text,Time & Multi-Media, Imaging And Writing Env, Games And Interaction, Digital Cinema, Digital Cinema I, Interactive Multimedia, The Body & Technology, Expression In Motion, Art & Sci In Computer An, Experimental Interfaces, Interactive Art, Computer Art, Youth,Media,Am Politics, Art/Sci Comp Animation, Digital Video, Animation, Imaging Writing Environ, On-line Content
   Requirement Group: You must have completed the Visual Arts Milestone (portfolio review process) in order to take this class.

ART 390 (3.00)

IRC Fellows Topics in Art and Technology

This seminar style course focuses on aspects of emerging technologies, media criticism and related themes. Topics are offered on a rotating basis, once every four semesters and are developed exclusively for students selected as Fellows in the Visual Arts IRC Fellows Program.
   Course ID: 052386
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must complete ART 212 and 213 with a grade of "C" or better and complete the Visual Arts Milestone (portfolio review process) before taking this class.

ART 392 (1.00 - 3.00)

Topics in Art or Media I

Topics for this course concern major current and stylistic directions in art and media.
   Course ID: 052387
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Topics: Top: Typography, Top: Art Since 1945, History Of Animation, Image,Light & Dimension, Top: Art Analysis, Audio In Media, Amer Dreams/Nightmares, Hollywood Films, Listening Space, Top: Visual Thinking, Top: Watercolor, Phil Aspects:Phys Space, Topics: Typography, Topic: Screenwriting, Top: 1945 To Present, Top:Phot Proc Printmkg, Postmod Cncpts/Cmptr Art, Top:Analysis Feat Film, Topics In Art, Top:Computers In Design, Images & Curatorship, Image Sequencing, Life And Films Of Welles, Attack Of The B-Movies, Amer Film/The Amer Dream, Book Arts, Mixed Media Book Arts, Silkscreen Printing I, Technology & Perception, American Life In Film, Topics In Art Or Media, Print Media Digital, Top: Computers In Design, Topics In Art Or Media I, Top:Offset Lithography, Spec Topics: Art History, Top:Studio Lgtng Technqs, Travel/Study To Florence, Florentine Illusions, Sound And Image, Time-Based Design, Time Based Media, Performance & Install, Intro To Env Graphic Des, Topics: Figure Drawing, Top: Computer In Design, Visual Theory, Conjunction/Fusion, Art In Space, Tao Of Intermedia, Web Design, Screenwriting For Film, Creative Thinking Humans, Algorithmic Art, Post-Modernism, Top:Watercolor Painting, Top:Analys/Feature Film, Women & Contemporary Art, Artist Books & Net Cult, Innovation And Design, Topics: The Portrait, Motion Graphics In Film, Conceptual Design, Tpcs: Figure Drawing, Adv Animation, Topic: Film Programming, Experimental Film Adapt, Art, Culture, Technology, Painting On Film & Photo, Sound: Fusion/Conjuction, Cult Films, Amer Mythmakers-Films, ., Topics: Watercolor, Alogrithmic Art, Top:History Of Animation, Top:Screenwriting For Tv, Top:Studio Lighting Tech, Top:Scifi In Art/Lit/Flm, Dev Ideas For Short Film, Amer Life In Films, Mixed-Media Book Arts, Fusion Sound Conjuncture, Design And Marketing, Design And Innovation, Basic Watercolor, Watercolor/Landscape Pnt, Top:Computers In Illust., Spec Topic:Sound & Image, Non-Trad Install&Struct, Banned Films, Conj/Fusion Sound/Image, The Nature Of Design, Web Interface Design, Designing Web Interfaces, 3d Hiv Animation Collab, Desktop Publishing & the Web, Type in Motion:Adobe After Effect for Graph Design, Still Life in Platinum, Art and Community, Translocal Artmaking: Holding a Faraway Camera
   Requirement Group: You must have completed the Visual Arts Milestone (portfolio review process) in order to take this class.

ART 395 (3.00)

Television Production Techniques I

Development of skills pertaining to the operation of cameras, recorders, control consoles, lighting instruments and general operating procedures. Each student gains experience as a team member of on-campus TV productions.
   Course ID: 052388
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Same as Offering: MCS 395

ART 396 (3.00)

Television Production Techniques II

See ART 395.
   Course ID: 052389
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

ART 423 (3.00)

Art Since 1945

In the post-World War II period, the center of avant-garde artistic activity shifted from Europe to the United States. The period witnessed the peak of Modernism - in movements such as abstract expressionism and color field painting - and Modernism's almost simultaneous challenge in a host of movements in the USA, Europe and, increasingly, around the world. This new phase in art, that some historians termed Postmodernism, opened up the boundaries of the art world as never before to new practitioners, new media and new centers of contemporary art practice, while the term itself became the subject of great debate. This rich terrain will be traversed in a way that is particular to the instructor's research specialization.
   Course ID: 052390
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must complete ART 323 with a grade of "C" or better and complete the Visual Arts Milestone (portfolio review process) before taking this class.

ART 424 (3.00)

Topics in Contemporary Art

The topics of this course will focus broadly on key developments in contemporary art. The course content will reflect the particular research expertise of the instructor teaching the course. Some seminars may examine current critical discourses. that shape and define a cultural practice or artistic medium (e.g. theories of race, gender and sexuality, postcoloniality or poststructuralism); others may survey the contemporary art of a specific geographical region (e.g. the Middle East, Asia, Latin America, Africa and their respective diasporas). The course will be conducted as a small seminar with weekly discussions and written assignments culminating in student presentations and research papers.
   Course ID: 052391
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Topics: Contemp Art Non-Western World
   Attributes: Writing Intensive
   Requirement Group: You must have completed ART 321 or ART 323 or ART 328 or ART 329 with a grade of C or better.

ART 425 (3.00)

Writing By and For Artists, Curators & Critics Critics

How do artists engage in the practice of writing about their own and others' artwork? What are the conventions curators follow in formulating theses statements for art exhibitions and in writing labels for the art objects on display in a show or a museum? What is entailed in producing an effective piece of art criticism? Students in this seminar grapple with these questions on a practical level by reading published works by artists, curators and critics, and by carrying out a range of weekly writing exercises. On a more philosophical level, the goal of the course is to become so comfortable with writing about art that to do so becomes more of a matter of desire than duress. The course will be conducted as a small seminar with weekly discussions and written assignments. Note: individual goals may be established with the instructor.
   Course ID: 052392
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Writing Intensive
   Requirement Group: You must complete ART 321 or ART 323 or ART 328 or ART 329 with a C grade or better.

ART 425H (3.00)

Honors Writing By & About Artists

How do those who practice artmaking engage in the practice of writing about their own and others artwork? What is entailed in shifting one's point of view to carry out these different practices? Students in this seminar grapple with these questions on a practical level by reading published works by artists and by carrying out a range of weekly writing exercises. On a more philosophical level, the goal of the course is to become so comfortable with writing about art that to do so becomes more of a matter of desire than duress. This is an honors course.
   Course ID: 100114
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Writing Intensive
   Requirement Group: You must complete Art 323 and be admitted into Honors College

ART 427 (3.00)

Museum Practice

This project-based course is designed to help students gain insight and expertise in key components of museum and gallery work (e.g. curating, exhibition design, collection management, and public programming). Students learn and train under the guidance of an instructor experienced and knowledgeable about the art museum world. By the end of the semester students will have gained an invaluable preparatory training for career opportunities with art museums, art galleries and like institutions involved with the public display of historical and cultural material.
   Course ID: 100296
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must have completed ART 321 or ART 323 or ART 328 or ART 329 with a grade of C or better.

ART 428 (3.00)

History & Theory of the Art Museum

The art museum is a key arbiter of culture in modern societies. This course will integrate historical and theoretical knowledge about the art museum with the practice of proposing and designing an innovative model exhibition. The course will have two components: a seminar component and a laboratory component. Seminar discussions will focus on the changing political and cultural histories, philosophies and practices that have dynamically molded the art museum since its inception. The laboratory component will experiment with theories of museum resource management, in other words, the mechanisms that "frame" the object or "stage" the show. This part of the instruction will be conducted through practical assignments in the Center for Art Design and Visual Culture (CADVC) as well as observation during field trips to museums in Baltimore and Washington, D.C. The course will be conducted as a small seminar with weekly discussions and written assignments culminating in student presentations and research papers. Co-requisite: Students will be required to sign up for one credit of ART 498: CADVC Internship to fulfill the laboratory component of the class.
   Course ID: 052395
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must have completed ART 321 or ART 323 or ART 328 or ART 329 with a grade of C or better.

ART 429 (3.00)

Seminar in Art History & Visual Culture

The topics of this course will be wide-ranging, reflecting the particular instructor's research specialization. Some seminars will focus on a specific historical art period or movement; others will trace a prominent theme through several periods.Still others will examine key developments within current theoretical and critical discourses. The course will be conducted as a small seminar with weekly discussions and written assignments, culminating in student presentations and a research paper.
   Course ID: 052396
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Topics: The Art & Cult Childhood, Museum Curatorship, Writing By/About Artists, Race, Tribe & Nation, Seminar:Art Hist & Theor, Hist Theory Underground, Hist Of Performance Art, Popular Art,Media & Pub, 20Th Cent Afric Amer Art, Insprtn: Visual Artists, Thinking About Art, Issues Black,Queer & Fem, Rep Race & Ethnicity, African American Art, Contemp Art & Theory, Black Visual Culture, Psyc Analytic Pers Art, Art & Culture Childhood, Blk,Queer & Feminist Flm, Race,Sexuality & Gender, Politics Of Art, Cultures of Display, CELEBRITY, ART & MEDIA. THE V, Art as Social Practice, Performance: History, Theory and Practice, The Politics of Space and Place in Public Art
   Requirement Group: You must have completed ART 321 or ART 323 or ART 328 or ART 329 with a grade of C or better.

ART 430 (3.00)

Typography III

This course is an expoloration of advanced problems in visual communication that stresses the integration of typography with other two and three-dimensional imagery. Further emphasis is placed on the development of a rational design methodology through a consideration of form, utility and production limitations. Research, critical analysis and discussion are required. Recommended Preparation: ART 334,336,337.
   Course ID: 052397
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must complete ART 334, 336, and 337 with a grade of "C" or better and complete the Visual Arts Milestone (portfolio review process) before taking this class.

ART 431 (3.00)

Graphic Design III: Human Environmental Design

An exploration of advanced communication problems that require large-scale systems in built environments including way-finding systems and exhibit design. Issues of sustainability are discussed and explored. Recommended Preparation: Art 334, 336, 337
   Course ID: 052398
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must complete ART 334, 336, and 337 with a grade of "C" or better and complete the Visual Arts Milestone (portfolio review process) before taking this class.

ART 432 (3.00)

Graphic Design Practicum

Individual and collective problem-solving projects with university, nonprofit and local business organizations. This studio centers on problem analysis and definition, client consultation, design development, dealing with specialists and production processes. Additionally, this studio explores the future in professional design practice through a comprehensive introduction to design offices and studios and support systems that make up the world of professional design practice. Recommended Preparation: Permission of instructor and design faculty.
   Course ID: 052399
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must complete ART 334, 336, and 337 with a grade of "C" or better and complete the Visual Arts Milestone (portfolio review process) before taking this class.

ART 434 (3.00)

Advanced Interface Design

ART 434 is the concluding course in the graphic design sequence. It is an advanced exploration of interaction and information design focusing on user interfaces for interactive platforms, from mobile devices to larger dynamic informatics and interpretive media installations. Via hands-on, collaborative problem-solving, students will gain skills needed to work in contemporary digital environments. Topics covered include human-computer interaction (HCI) and user-experience design (UXD) principles. Students will design and build interactive prototypes, while continuing to build a strong foundation of graphic design fundamentals through practical application.
   Course ID: 100497
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must complete ART 334, 336, and 337 with a grade of "C" or better and complete the Visual Arts Milestone (portfolio review process) before taking this class.

ART 435 (3.00)

Topics in Film/Video

In this course students create an individual film or video project developed from a detailed study of a central theme in experimental, narrative or documentary work. Screenings, readings and discussions will present students with models. Topics will vary each semester and include: film/video landscapes, performance and installation, autobiography, surface tensions, collaboration, representation, technology and perception.
   Course ID: 052400
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Topics: Exprmntl Narrative Film, Perception, Doc. Cinema In 21St Cent, Discover Hi-Def, Collaborative Cinema, Experimental Film & Vid, Topics In Film/Video, Tech And Perception, Representation, Experimental Film/Video, Film/Video Landscape, Film In Art, Adaptation, Documentary, Real/Illus In Con Cinema, Art and Community, HD Video: Iconography and Cons, Words+Moving Images, 16mm Filmmaking, Art and Entertainment
   Attributes: Course Fee = $40.00
   Requirement Group: You must complete ART 345 or 346 with a grade of "C" or better and complete the Visual Arts Milestone (portfolio review process) before taking this class.

ART 441 (3.00)

Advanced Video Art

   Course ID: 052402
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

ART 447 (3.00)

Special Effects and Motion Graphics

This course explores the creation of cinematic effects and motion graphics utilizing advanced techniques in multi-layered, time-based compositions as it relates to both 2-D and 3-D applications. The conceptual process and content incorporating these techniques are studied through screenings of contemporary works and critiques of student class work.
   Course ID: 052406
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Course Fee = $40.00
   Requirement Group: You must complete ART 213 and one of the following ART 305, 315, 331, 341 or 365 with a grade of "C" or better and complete the Visual Arts Milestone (portfolio review process) before taking this class.

ART 460 (3.00)

Installation Art

This advanced studio-seminar studies the ways in which artists have defined and utilized space. An interdisciplinary approach to installation allows students to integrate a variety of materials, methods and concerns into their studio projects. Modes of exhibition and display are examined both within gallery/museum spaces and alternative settings. A variety of approaches may be explored, including performance and documentation, memory, alternative narratives, textual strategies, materiality, real and recorded time, site specificity and spatial interventions.
   Course ID: 052412
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must complete two 300-level studio courses each with a minimum grade of C.

ART 465 (3.00)

Intermedia Studio

This advanced studio course integrates the multiple possibilities of mark-making and form. Emphasis is on the development of a student's individual direction in the theoretical and conceptual framework of contemporary art. Specific topics will be announced each semester. Art 465 facilitates the independent thesis work of Senior Projects and may be taken concurrently. Recommended Preparation: Permission of instructor.
   Course ID: 052413
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must have completed the Visual Arts Milestone (portfolio review process) in order to take this class.

ART 480 (3.00)

History and Theory of Imaging and digital Arts

   Course ID: 052418
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

ART 484 (3.00)

Advanced 3D Computer Animation

This course will continue a student's exploration of 3-D computer animation. Advanced techniques for modeling and procedural rendering will be introduced, as well as animation techniques that utilize scripts, expressions, deformations and inverse kinematics. Students will utilize these skills in the context of strengthening their own artistic voice.
   Course ID: 052420
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must have completed ART 384 and ART 341 with a grade of C or better and the Visual Arts Milestone (portfolio review process) before taking this class.

ART 486 (3.00)

Advanced Interactive Media

This studio course is a rigorous exploration of creative and applied problems in interactive media. Advanced scripting concepts are combined with animation, video, image and sound to create complex user experiences in interactivity.
   Course ID: 052421
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must complete ART 380 and 382 with a grade of "B" or better and complete the Visual Arts Milestone (portfolio review process) before taking this class.

ART 487 (3.00)

Experimental Interfaces

   Course ID: 052422
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

ART 488 (3.00)

Advanced Topics in Animation and Interactive Media

This course offers an investigation of current directions in Animation and Interactive Media. Topics to be announced.
   Course ID: 052423
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Topics: Adv Topics: Computer Art, Visual Symphony, Landscape Cubed, The 4D Landscape, Experimental Processes in Anim, Team-Based Game Development, Live-Action Role-Playing Games and Improvisation
   Requirement Group: You must complete ART 341 or 382 with a grade of "B" or better and complete the Visual Arts Milestone (portfolio review process) before taking this class.

ART 489 (3.00)

SENIOR PROJECTS

An advanced course that focuses on the production of individual and collaborative projects, emphasizing class discussion and critique. This course constitutes the capstone experience and should be taken in the student's final semester.
   Course ID: 052424
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Topics: Time-Based, Photography, Print Media, Senior Projects, Print Media, Photography, Time-Based Media
   Attributes: Course Fee = $40.00
   Requirement Group: You must have completed the Visual Arts Milestone (portfolio review process) in order to take this class.

ART 490 (3.00)

Senior Art History Thesis or Curatorial Project

The student undertakes advanced individual work in history, theory or criticism under the direction of a member of the art history faculty. The project is finished during the last semester of a student's senior year. The student may choose to submit a research paper and to deliver an accompanying oral presentation at the Senior Thesis show held annually in the month of May at the Center for Art Design and Visual Culture. Alternatively the student may choose to conduct a curatorial project (in conjunction with the Senior Thesis show) with an accompanying exhibition thesis.
   Course ID: 052425
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

ART 491 (1.00 - 6.00)

Special Studies

Advanced individual work in history, theory or criticism under the direction of a member of the visual arts faculty.
   Course ID: 052426
   Consent: Department Consent Required
   Components: Independent Study
   Requirement Group: You must have completed the Visual Arts Milestone (portfolio review process) in order to take this class.

ART 492 (1.00 - 6.00)

Topics in Art or Media II

The topics of this course concern major current and stylistic directions in art and media.
   Course ID: 052427
   Consent: Department Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Topics: Aesthetics, Ethical Val, Fulcrum Editing Software, Aesthetics New Media Val, Aesthetics & Ethical, Topics:Art Or Media II, Theory/Prac Art Museum, Web Interface Design, Motion Design, Introduction to Arduino and Basic Electronics
   Requirement Group: You must have completed the Visual Arts Milestone (portfolio review process) in order to take this class.

ART 493 (6.00)

Senior Thesis Project

This project is finished during the last semester of a student's senior year and must culminate in a presentation of finished work.
   Course ID: 052428
   Consent: Department Consent Required
   Components: Independent Study
   Requirement Group: You must have completed the Visual Arts Milestone (portfolio review process) in order to take this class.

ART 494 (1.00 - 6.00)

Internship

An internship inside or outside the university, related to the student's focus, to be taken under the supervision of a visual arts faculty member or advisor. If a student works six hours per week, the student is eligible to enroll for three credits. Hence, 12 hours per week equals six credits. Note that 12 hours for six credits is the maximum allowed. Students will work in a professional environment and perform a range of tasks. The circumstances of the internship experience will be evaluated before both the student and supervising firm proceed. This ensures that both parties will benefit mutually from the association.
   Course ID: 052429
   Consent: Department Consent Required
   Components: Field Studies
   Requirement Group: You must have completed the Visual Arts Milestone (portfolio review process) in order to take this class.

ART 495 (1.00 - 6.00)

Independent Studio Research

This course may be taken when a student indicates strong interest and a faculty member suggests that a student's progress would be enhanced measurably by further work in specific areas or through a collaborative endeavor with a student in the department or another discipline in the University System of Maryland. Students must submit a written proposal stating the reason for and parameters of the project, as well as a comprehensive schedule for its completion within the semester format. All proposals must be submitted 10 weeks into the preceding semester and will be reviewed and approved on the basis of merit.
   Course ID: 052430
   Consent: Department Consent Required
   Components: Independent Study
   Requirement Group: You must have completed the Visual Arts Milestone (portfolio review process) in order to take this class.

ART 496 (3.00 - 6.00)

Imaging Research Center Internship

This course is designed to acquaint students with the processes of professional animation, graphics and multimedia production in a professional work environment. Students work under the guidance of the IRC directors, usually in teams, on client-based or research projects. The focus of the internship is on the development of ideas, working collaboratively in teams and utilizing evolving technologies. IRC productions vary on a semester basis and demand different skills from interns. This internship opportunity is considered a senior-level course. Recommended Preparation: Permission of the instructor.
   Course ID: 052431
   Consent: Department Consent Required
   Components: Research

ART 497 (1.00 - 3.00)

Seminars and Lectures

This course will be offered periodically. It will present topics in contemporary design practice and history, designer/professional presentations and related issues relevant to the theory and practice of design. Recommended Preparation: ART 331-335 and permission of the instructor.
   Course ID: 052432
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Topics: Graphic Design Seminar

ART 498 (1.00 - 6.00)

Internship/Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture

ART 498 exposes the student to all aspects of exhibition organization, design, installation, and presentation on a professional level. Working closely with Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture staff, each student will assist with the coordination of exhibitions and accompanying publications and educational outreach initiatives. Areas of concentration include curatorial research, collection management, exhibition and publication design, K-12 educational outreach, public programming events, and grant writing. Recommended Preparation: Permission of instructor
   Course ID: 052433
   Consent: Department Consent Required
   Components: Research