Penny W. Stamps School of Art and Design at the University of Michigan
 

Courses

Spring 2014 Undergraduate Courses

Spring 2014 Courses (ARTDES)

Fall 2014 Undergraduate Courses

Foundation Courses (ARTDES)
Introductory Studio Courses - 200 Level (ARTDES)
Elective Studio Courses - 300 Level (ARTDES)
Advanced Elective Studio Courses - 400 Level (ARTDES)
Engagement Studio Courses (ARTDES)
Stamps Non-Studio/Academic Courses (ARTDES)
Upper-Level Writing (ARTDES)
Stamps Lecture Series (ARTDES)
Interarts Performance (INTPERF)
University Arts Interdisciplinary Studio/Academic Courses (UARTS)
Integrative Project (ARTDES)
Non-Major Studio Courses (ARTDES)

Fall 2014 Graduate Courses

Graduate-Level Courses (ARTDES)

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Spring 2014 Course Schedule

For complete, updated Spring 2014 course information, see: Wolverine Access: Spring 2014 Course Schedule.

Unit Cat# Sec Cr Course Title Days/Time Room Instructor
ARTDES 170 001 3 Drawing for Non-Majors M-Th 1-4 2063 TBD
ARTDES 210 001 3 Typography M-Th 1-4 1108 TBD
ARTDES 255 001 3 Intro to Photography M-Th 9-12 2126 TBD
ARTDES 300 101 3 Making Things out of Wood: Furniture and Sculpture M-Th 9-12 1258 Rodemer, Michael
ARTDES 300 102 3 Traditional Chinese Painting M-Th 1-4 2094 Chen, Hao

 

Fall 2014 Course Schedule

For complete, updated Fall 2014 course information, see: Wolverine Access: Fall 2014 Course Schedule.

Unit Cat# Sec Cr Course Title Days/Time Room Instructor
Foundation Courses (ARTDES)
ARTDES 100 001 3 Studio : Drawing I MW 8:30-11:30am 2058 Poskovic, Endi
ARTDES 100 002 3 Studio : Drawing I MW 8:30-11:30am 2062 Marinaro, Louis
ARTDES 100 003 3 Studio : Drawing I MW 1:30-4:30pm 2058 TBD
ARTDES 100 004 3 Studio : Drawing I MW 1:30-4:30pm 2062 TBD
ARTDES 100 005 3 Studio : Drawing I TTh 8:30-11:30am 2058 Cogswell, Jim
ARTDES 100 006 3 Studio : Drawing I TTh 8:30-11:30am 2062 TBD
ARTDES 100 007 3 Studio : Drawing I TTh 8:30-11:30am 2063 TBD
ARTDES 100 008 3 Studio : Drawing I TTh 1:30-4:30pm 2058 TBD
ARTDES 100 009 3 Studio : Drawing I TTh 1:30-4:30pm 2062 TBD
ARTDES 115 001 3 Studio : 2D MW 8:30-11:30am 2126 West, Edward
ARTDES 115 002 3 Studio : 2D MW 8:30-11:30am 2044 Smith, Brad
ARTDES 115 003 3 Studio : 2D MW 8:30-11:30am 2216 Modrak, Rebekah
ARTDES 115 004 3 Studio : 2D MW 1:30-4:30pm 2057 Smotrich, Hannah
ARTDES 115 005 3 Studio : 2D MW 1:30-4:30pm 2216 Ellis, Seth
ARTDES 115 006 3 Studio : 2D TTh 8:30-11:30am 2023 TBD
ARTDES 115 007 3 Studio : 2D TTh 8:30-11:30am 2216 TBD
ARTDES 115 008 3 Studio : 2D TTh 1:30-4:30pm 2044 TBD
ARTDES 115 009 3 Studio : 2D TTh 1:30-4:30pm 2057 TBD
ARTDES 120 001 3 Studio : 3D MW 8:30-11:30am 2023 Rodemer, Michael
ARTDES 120 002 3 Studio : 3D MW 8:30-11:30am 2043 TBD
ARTDES 120 003 3 Studio : 3D MW 1:30-4:30pm 1108 Marinaro, Lou
ARTDES 120 004 3 Studio : 3D MW 1:30-4:30pm 2023 TBD
ARTDES 120 005 3 Studio : 3D MW 1:30-4:30pm 2044 Andersen, Jan-Henrik
ARTDES 120 006 3 Studio : 3D TTh 8:30-11:30am TBD Porter, Marianetta
ARTDES 120 007 3 Studio : 3D TTh 8:30-11:30am 2044 TBD
ARTDES 120 008 3 Studio : 3D TTh 8:30-11:30am 2057 TBD
ARTDES 120 009 3 Studio : 3D TTh 1:30-4:30pm 1069 Mondro, Anne
Introductory Studio Courses - 200 Level (ARTDES)
ARTDES 205 001 3 Organizing Visual Space TTh 1:30-4:30pm 2094 Cogswell, Jim
ARTDES 210 001 3 Typography MW 8:30-11:30am TBD TBD
ARTDES 211 001 3 Sign and Symbol MW 1:30-4:30pm TBD TBD
ARTDES 215 001 3 Fabrication: Wood and Metal MW 1:30-4:30pm 1258 Marshall, John
ARTDES 225 001 3 Entanglement TTh 1:30-4:30pm 1068 Smith, Sherri
ARTDES 230 001 3 Documentary Photography TTh 8:30-11:30am 2126 Turnley, David
ARTDES 235 001 3 Introductory Printmaking MW 8:30-11:30am 2143 TBD
ARTDES 240 001 3 3D Modeling and Animation MW 1:30-4:30pm TBD Kirshner, Andy
ARTDES 245 001 3 Building Web Interfaces MW 6-9pm TBD Ellis, Seth
ARTDES 260 001 3 Contemporary Sculpture TTh 1:30-4:30pm 1258 Khan, Osman
ARTDES 265 001 3 Cinematography and Editing TTh 8:30-11:30am 2114 Pachikara, Cynthia
ARTDES 270 001 3 Visualizing and Depicting TTh 8:30-11:30am 2043 Smith, Brad
ARTDES 275 001 3 Color TTh 1:30-4:30pm 2063 Paul, Janie
Elective Studio Courses - 300 Level (ARTDES)
ARTDES 300 001 3 TBD Design TTh 1:30-4:30pm 1108 TBD
ARTDES 300 002 3 Physical Computing: Control the World TTh 8:30-11:30am 1108 Rodemer, Michael
ARTDES 300 003 3 Digital Painting and Visualization TTh 8:30-11:30am 1006 Gloeckner, Phoebe
ARTDES 300 004 3 Electronic Books MW 8:30-11:30am 1006 Gloeckner, Phoebe
ARTDES 300 005 3 Making Pictures MW 1:30-4:30pm TBD West, Ed
ARTDES 306 001 3 Metals/Jewelry: Color + Image TTh 8:30-11:30am 1069 Mondro, Anne
ARTDES 308 001 3 Directions in Fibers TTh 8:30-11:30am 1068 Smith, Sherri
ARTDES 310 001 3 Video Active TTh 7-10pm 2114 Jacobsen, Carol
ARTDES 310 002 3 Experimental Architecture TTh 8:30-11:30am 1258 Graf, Roland
ARTDES 311 001 3 Detroit Connections: In the Classroom M 1:30-4:30; W 12:30-4:30pm 2063 Paul, Janie
ARTDES 314 001 3 Change by Design TTh 1:30-4:30pm 2216 Tobier, Nick
ARTDES 332 001 3 Dressing Up and Down MW 1:30-4:30pm 1068 Modrak, Rebekah
ARTDES 335 001 3 Color Woodcut Printmaking MW 1:30-4:30pm 2143 Poskovic, Endi
ARTDES 336 001 3 Graphic Narrative TTh 1:30-4:30pm 2023 Gloeckner, Phoebe
ARTDES 339 001 3 Science Illustration TTh 1:30-4:30pm 2043 Trumpey, Joe
ARTDES 344 001 3 Photo Magic TTh 1:30-4:30pm 2126 Jacobsen, Carol
ARTDES 349 001 3 Visual Identity and Branding MW 1:30-4:30pm 2043 Nunoo-Quarcoo, Franc
ARTDES 357 001 3 Painting and the Artificial Eye MW 8:30-11:30am 2094 Platt, Robert
ARTDES 358 001 3 Print Publications MW 8:30-11:30am 2057 Smotrich, Hannah
ARTDES 367 001 3 Sustainability Design: More with Less TTh 1:30-4:30pm TBD Andersen, Jan-Henrik
ARTDES 373 001 3 Animation: Visual Storytelling MW 1:30-4:30pm 2114 TBD
Advanced Elective Studio Courses - 400 Level (ARTDES)
ARTDES 416 001 3 IPD W 6-9pm TBD Marshall, John
Engagement Studio Courses (ARTDES)
ARTDES 310 001 3 Video Active TTh 7-10pm 2114 Jacobsen, Carol
ARTDES 310 002 3 Experimental Architecture TTh 8:30-11:30am 1258 Graf, Roland
ARTDES 311 001 3 Detroit Connections: In the Classroom M 1:30-4:30; W 12:30-4:30pm 2063 Paul, Janie
ARTDES 314 3 Change by Design TTh 1:30-4:30pm 2216 Tobier, Nick
Stamps Non-Studio/Academic Courses (ARTDES)
ARTDES 150 001 3 Lecture: Art & Design in Context MW 5:00-6:00pm Stamps Aud. Aristarkhova, Irina
ARTDES 150 002 3 Discussion M 12-1:00pm 2023 GSI
ARTDES 150 003 3 Discussion W12-1:00pm 2023 GSI
ARTDES 150 004 3 Discussion T 12-1:00pm 2023 GSI
ARTDES 150 005 3 Discussion Th 12-1:00pm 2023 GSI
ARTDES 150 006 3 Discussion M 12-1:00pm 2042 GSI
ARTDES 150 007 3 Discussion W12-1:00pm 2042 GSI
ARTDES 150 008 3 Discussion T 12-1:00pm 2042 GSI
ARTDES 150 009 3 Discussion Th 12-1:00pm 2042 GSI
ARTDES 150 010 3 Discussion M 12-1:00pm 2043 GSI
ARTDES 150 011 3 Discussion W12-1:00pm 2043 GSI
ARTDES 150 012 3 Discussion T 12-1:00pm 2043 GSI
ARTDES 150 013 3 Discussion Th 12-1:00pm 2043 GSI
ARTDES 250 001 3 Art, Design, and the Environment TTh 10:00-11:30am TBD Trumpey, Joe
ARTDES 391 001 3 Professional Practice for Artists and Designers T 12:30-3:30 2104 and 2147 Rowden, Stephanie
ARTDES 392 001 3 Exhibition Development and Management MW 12-1:30pm 2147 TBD
ARTDES 398 001 3 Dialogues in Feminism, Technology, and Culture W 1-4 2114 MLB Aristarkhova, Irina
ARTDES 398 002 1 The Mandorla of Life Sciences and the Arts F 4-5:30 TBD Min, Lia
ARTDES 398 003 4 The Mandorla of Life Sciences and the Arts MWF 4-5:30 TBD Min, Lia
Upper-Level Writing (ARTDES)
ARTDES 399 001 3 Writing in Art & Design MW 5:30-7 NQ TBD
Stamps Lecture Series (ARTDES)
ARTDES 160 001 1 Stamps Lecture Series Th 5:00-6:30pm Michigan Theater TBD
Interarts Performance (INTPERF)
INTPERF 150 001 3 Interarts Live Art Survey MW 5-6:30 2023 Kumao, Heidi
INTPERF 160 001 1 Interarts Performance Forum F 11:00am-12:00pm 1068 TBD
University Arts Interdisciplinary Studio/Academic Courses (UARTS)
UARTS 150 001 3 Intro to Creative Process MW 3-4:30 TBD TBD
Integrative Project (ARTDES)
ARTDES 498 001 6 Integrative Project - Class Time MW 9:00-11:30am 1042 Nunoo-Quarcoo, F./TBD
498 001 6 Integrative Project - Workshop T 12:30-1:30pm 2104
498 001 6 Integrative Project - Studio Time MW 1:30-4:30pm IP Studio
ARTDES 498 002 6 Integrative Project - Class Time MW 2:00-4:30pm 1042 Kumao, H./Platt, R.
498 002 6 Integrative Project - Workshop T 12:30-1:30pm 2104
498 002 6 Integrative Project - Studio Time MW 8:30-11:30am IP Studio
ARTDES 498 003 6 Integrative Project - Class Time TTh 9:00-11:30am 1042 Khan, O./TBD
498 003 6 Integrative Project - Workshop T 12:30-1:30pm 2104
498 003 6 Integrative Project - Studio Time TTh 1:30-4:30pm IP Studio
ARTDES 498 004 6 Integrative Project - Class Time TTh 2:00-4:30pm 1042 Pachikara, C./Graf. R
498 004 6 Integrative Project - Workshop T 12:30-1:30pm 2104
498 004 6 Integrative Project - Studio Time TTh 8:30-11:30am IP Studio
ARTDES 498 005 6 Integrative Project - Class Time MW 2:00-4:30pm TBD Paul, J./Ellis, S.
498 005 6 Integrative Project - Workshop T 12:30-1:30pm 2104
498 005 6 Integrative Project - Studio Time MW 8:30-11:30am IP Studio
Non-Major Studio Courses (ARTDES)
ARTDES 100 010 3 Studio : Drawing I (Non-Majors) MW 6-9 2058 TBD
ARTDES 100 011 3 Studio : Drawing I (Non-Majors) MW 6-9 2062 TBD
ARTDES 100 012 3 Studio : Drawing I (Non-Majors) TTH 6-9 2058 TBD
ARTDES 100 013 3 Studio : Drawing I (Non-Majors) TTH 6-9 2062 TBD
ARTDES 200 001 3 Figure Drawing (Non-Majors) TTH 6-9 2063 TBD
ARTDES 200 002 3 Intro to Ceramics (Non-Majors) MW 6-9 1269 TBD
ARTDES 200 003 3 Intro to Ceramics (Non-Majors) TTh 6-9 1269 TBD
ARTDES 205 002 3 Organizing Visual Space (Painting) (Non-Majors) MW 2-5 2094 TBD
ARTDES 210 002 3 Typography (Non-Majors) MW 6-9 2216-19 TBD
ARTDES 255 001 3 Intro to Photography (Non-Majors) MW 6-9 2126 TBD
ARTDES 255 002 3 Intro to Photography (Non-Majors) TTh 6-9 2126 TBD
ARTDES 275 002 3 Color (Non-Majors) TTh 6-9 2216-19 TBD
ARTDES 306 002 3 Metals/Jewelry: Small Sculpture (Non-Majors) MW 9-12 1069 TBD
Graduate-Level Courses (ARTDES)
ARTDES 600 001 3 Research Seminar (1st Year Students) T 6-9 2147 Chung, David
ARTDES 800 001 3 Exit Seminar (3rd Year Students) M 6-9 2147 Rowden, Stephanie

 

Spring 2014 Course Descriptions

210

Typography

3 cr

Open to all Stamps students

This course is a close study of the full range of typographic variables (i.e., the characteristics of letterforms and the ways in which they are combined and configured to create texts) and of the relationship of typographic form to conventions of language use.

 

255.001

Intro to Photography (Non-Majors)

3 cr

This section is reserved for non-majors.

This course introduces students to concepts and tools of digital photography processes and practices. Students will learn about the technology and use of digital cameras; framing, lighting and shooting photographs; scanning, enlarging, editing and processing of images; and techniques and methods of digital printing. Readings, demonstrations and lectures will provide conceptual and technical background for creative and critical photographic practices and discussions as well as expose students to historic and contemporary photographic images and ideas. This course offers the student a basic understanding of photographic image formation while stressing fundamental elements of visual notation. This is not a chemical (darkroom) photography class and students will be expected to learn the basic operations of their digital cameras before the second class meeting. Student work on projects that explore technique and the expressive possibilities of the medium.

 

300.101

Making Things out of Wood: Furniture and Sculpture

3 cr

Instructor(s): Michael Rodemer

Open to all UM undergrads

Learn to work wood, acquiring the techniques, awareness, and body skills needed to use tools safely and effectively, along with knowledge of the material and its properties. We will begin by improving your hand skills using non-electric tools such as planes, chisels, spokeshaves, making small sketches to increase accuracy and build your repertoire of joinery. Next we’ll tackle small electric hand tools such as the drill, sabre saw, and router, together with jigs and clamps for using them accurately and safely. Instruction and experience with various stationary shop tools round out the range of equipment you can use to realize your ideas. There will be two main projects, one a small piece of furniture, the other a sculptural form of your devising, with a pedestal. No prior experience is necessary. Course is open to majors and non-majors. Lab fee ($100) covers materials used.

 

300.102

Traditional Chinese Painting

3 cr

Open to all UM undergrads

Students learn the history, techniques, themes and materialss germane to traditional Chinese painting using the landscape and natural setting of Ann Arbor as subject matter.

 

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Fall 2014 Course Descriptions

Foundation Courses (ARTDES)

100

Studio: Drawing 1

3 cr

No prerequisites.

STUDIO: Drawing 1 is the first of two foundation drawing studio courses that introduce students to a basic skill at the core of the creative process. It promotes respect for perceptive seeing and visual thinking, and promotes its practice as a matter of intellectual and psychological inquiry leading to levels of invention commensurate with an individualʼs developing sense of the world. This first semester affirms the role the human hand has established in effecting the convergence between thought and making and prepares students to consider more technologically mediated approaches as their practice matures. A variety of drawing media and processes will be employed to achieve confident and intelligently articulated visual compositions.

 

105

Drawing II: Ideation + Implementation

3 cr

No prerequisites.

In this course, students will learn sketching and drawing as a means of effectively conceiving and communicating ideas and as an aid to project execution and visualization. Students will practice methods and techniques that promote a free flow of ideas from the brain to the paper (i.e. concept sketches, ideation drawings) as well as digital approaches to drawing, conceiving and realizing their ideas. Students will also explore ways of seeing and the languages of representation used within the art and design disciplines (i.e. orthographic, paraline, and perspective drawing systems.) Open only to Stamps students.

 

115

Studio : 2D

3 cr

No prerequisites.

Studio: 2D is a studio course that focuses on developing the basic visual skills used by artists and designers when working creatively in two dimensions. Conceived as a broad-based, integrative approach to learning as well as making, this foundation studio will sensitize students to the processes of visual perception and potential of visual communication. Students will learn to work with form, color, texture, and pattern through a series of projects emphasizing the generation, organization, and analysis of pictorial space. Students will gain technical skills and knowledge of two-dimensional practices, compositions and their implications for meaning as well as the context of imagery in contemporary culture. Analog, digital, and lens-based media will be employed. A major thrust of the Studio: 2D experience will be to encourage discovery and stress the discipline necessary in achieving artistic growth and excellence. Along with the other first-year courses, Studio: 2D provides a strong foundation for more advanced exploration of two-dimensional media and their integration with other art and design practices.

 

120

Studio : 3D

3 cr

No prerequisites.

Studio: 3D is a studio course that focuses on developing the basic visual skills used by artists and designers when working creatively in three dimensions. Conceived as a broad-based, integrative approach to learning as well as making, this foundation studio will sensitize students to the form language, vocabulary, concepts, and principles associated with three-dimensional composition and construction. Students will gain technical skills and knowledge through a series of projects emphasizing the manipulation, organization, and analysis of materials and space, their implications for meaning as well as the context of objects and environments in contemporary culture. A major thrust of the Studio: 3D experience will be to encourage discovery and stress the discipline necessary in achieving artistic growth and excellence. Along with the other first-year courses, Studio : 3D provides a strong foundation for more advanced exploration of three dimensional media and their integration with other art and design practices.

 

125

Studio: 4D

3 cr

No prerequisites.

Studio: 4D is a studio course that focuses on developing the basic concepts, tools, vocabulary, and principles used by artists and designers in time-based creative practices.. This foundation studio will provide opportunities for students to develop technical and aesthetic skills as well as a critical understanding of work that utilizes time as an essential element, including studies in audio, video, animation, as well as live installation or performance. Situating 4D work within the larger continuum of art and design history and contemporary practice, students will explore the unique potential of time-based media to shape viewer’s perceptions of movement, time and space. Along with other first-year courses, Studio: 4D provides a strong foundation for more advanced exploration of time-based media in contemporary art and design practices. Open only to Stamps students.

 

130

Methods of Inquiry

3 cr

No prerequisites.

Methods of Inquiry is a studio course in which students learn and practice a series of creative inquiry methods including research, ideation, iteration, experimentation, contextualization, presentation, and critique skills. Students will learn different ways of approaching these creative tasks, drawing on and integrating creative methods from disciplines across the art and design spectrum. Course work will include learning how to effectively present project proposals, thoughtfully assess a project’s strengths and weaknesses, consider viable alternatives, and make informed decisions regarding appropriate solutions and successful outcomes. By the end of the semester, students will be able to employ multiple methods for finding and addressing meaningful creative problems. Open only to Stamps students.

 

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Introductory Studio Courses (ARTDES)

205.001

Organizing Visual Space

3 cr

Instructor(s): Jim Cogswell

Open to all Stamps students

The visual surface of a painting invites imaginative engagement by implying space and movement that do not exist except in a viewer's acts of perception. This course will focus on building knowledge of the basic tools of oil painting in order to intelligently create this engagement. Through a series of paintings from observation as well as from imagination, students will investigate the potential of color, surface, mark, and form to create spaces and movement that refer to the external world as well as those that are unique to the pictorial plane.

 

210

Typography

3 cr

Open to all Stamps students

This course is a close study of the full range of typographic variables (i.e., the characteristics of letterforms and the ways in which they are combined and configured to create texts) and of the relationship of typographic form to conventions of language use.

 

211.001

Sign and Symbol

3 cr

Open to all Stamps students

Cultural, psychological, social, and historical interpretations of symbols and signs are analyzed through design projects, readings, discussion, and research. The course will address basic visual communication principles that include gestalt, form and context. The terms "sign" and "symbol" represent the various ways in which visual images are seen and interpreted by the public. Students will design symbols for use in a variety of situations and for audiences at the crossroads of modern life. For example, signs and symbols are used for digital tools and applications, in airports and other transportation hubs and at large international events such as the Olympic games. At the heart of it all, the course will address how public-minded designers can design for universal communication needs.

 

215.001

Fabrication: Wood and Metal

3 cr

Instructor(s): John Marshall

Open to all Stamps students

This studio course will focus on developing the fundamental skills of cutting and joining wood and metal. This course emphasizes hand skills, safe process and accuracy. Instruction includes shop safety, selection of materials, hand and power tool use, joinery, welding, manual milling, detailing and finishing. Coursework will develop the skills necessary to understand the basic principles of construction including structure, safety and intended use. Students will have the opportunity to synthesize what they have learned into a cohesive project. The course covers knowledge for a range of practices - any that need to make accurate, complex, physical objects: e.g. model maker, product designer, prop maker, sculptor, prosthetic builder, roboticist, etc.

 

225.001

Entanglement

3 cr

Instructor(s): Sherri Smith

Open to all Stamps students

An introduction to fibers. Students learn to weave, to silk screen yardage and some other fibers techniques, doing finished work in all three areas.

 

230.001

Documentary Photography

3 cr

Instructor(s): David Turnley

Open to all Stamps students

In this course, each participant will learn to use photography to enter the lives of real people, to attempt to put yourself in their shoes, to tell their stories, and in doing so bear witness to humanity in each of our glorious complexities.

 

235.001

Introductory Printmaking

3 cr

Open to all Stamps students

This course introduces the basic printmaking media of lithogrpahy, intaglio, relief and silkscreen. The history of these techniques and their current usage are discussed and explored. Projects are assigned in each of the four basic techniques and the class experiments with the expressive possibilities of these media.

 

240.001

3D Modeling and Animation

3 cr

Instructor(s): Andy Kirshner

Open to all Stamps students

The ability to model objects and environments on a computer has become an essential skill in many fields: product design, digital movie making, architectural visualization, installation art, stage design, and broadcast motion graphics -- to name but a few. This course is introduction to foundational concepts in 3D computer modeling and movement. Students learn essential techniques of modeling, texturing, lighting, animation, rendering, and 3D printing, using a 3D software package. Depending on the student's interests, final projects may range from physical prototypes of objects, to short animations. Prerequisite: Studio 4D or equivalent. Required software: Maxon Cinema 4D Student Edition (Mac or PC) and laptop computer.

 

245.001

Building Web Interfaces

3 cr

Instructor(s): Seth Ellis

Open to all Stamps students

Building Web Interfaces is media-specific studio course that constitutes an introduction to the development, design and construction of digital interfaces, with an emphasis on creating interfaces for the web. We begin with the building blocks of Web pages, in particular HTML and CSS, and move on to consider issues of web architecture, site structure, and interface design. We also consider the increasing proliferation of interfaces in different devices (smartphones, tablets, kiosks) and consider how to address all these platforms equally. By the end of the course, students conceive and develop interactive projects on their own, with attention paid to every step of the process. The emphasis of this course is on interface and navigation, rather than on visual design - this is an introductory course to interface design, rather than a course in web design for graphic designers. We will use a text editor and an FTP client. Students can use available freeware, or pay for other options at their own discretion. These options will be made available to them at the beginning of the course.

 

260.001

Contemporary Sculpture

3 cr

Instructor(s): Osman Khan

Open to all Stamps students

Contemporary Sculpture addresses the state of sculptural practice from the end of WWII to the present. Students will learn formal, contextual and conceptual ideas, histories, and practices relevant to contemporary sculpture; be trained in constructional methodologies (basic material and techniques for making sculptural objects); and will develop their own sculptural practice through both directed and independent projects.

 

265.001

Cinematography and Editing

3 cr

Instructor(s): Cynthia Pachikara

Open to all Stamps students

As a gateway to upper level studios, this course provides a sustained focus on live action, moving image productions. Projects will focus on screen-based composition, lighting, critical thinking skills, and strategies for visualizing works in progress. Students will leave the course with the core competencies needed to build short art films including: shooting with fully manual, digital cameras; editing precisely with the software Final Cut Pro X: and preparing projects for various distribution formats. Course fee: $155 covers harddrive and textbook. The latest version of FCPX is installed on the computer in the Video Lab, A&A Room 2114.

 

270.001

Visualizing and Depicting

3 cr

Instructor(s): Brad Smith

Open to all Stamps students

Visualizing Ideas is an introductory course to prepare students for a range of illustration and visualization courses in graphic novels, scientific illustration, digital painting, digital novels, and information visualization. It will emphasize skills in the development of narratives, complex ideas, and sequential information and transforming these stories into compelling visual material. Students will develop research skills to investigate their content, storyboarding and drawing skills, and rendering skills in a variety of two-dimensional media.

 

275.001

Color

3 cr

Instructor(s): Janie Paul

Open to all Stamps students

This class is about color properties, and the interaction of colors in compositional structures. It forms the basis for art and design work in many media. Drawing skill is not necessary for this class. We will be working with non-representational imagery using gouache paint and collage. We will study the relativity of color and look at the relationship of color to design, composition and content. We start with basic concepts including hue, value, saturation, analogous and complementary colors. We will mix colors using paint and do basic exercises to understand muted, chromatic and achromatic grays and saturated colors. We will use the color aid papers to work with color interaction, and then both paper and paint to work with color unity, composition, and emotional tone.

 

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Elective Studio Courses (ARTDES)

300.001

TBD Design

3 cr

Prerequisite: previous design course

 

300.002

Physical Computing: Control the World

3 cr

Instructor(s): Michael Rodemer

No prerequisites.

Learn to use sensors and motors to make artworks that behave and interact with the viewer/environment! We’ll cover the basics of using electricity safely, along with the fundamentals of control. The Arduino microcontroller board, which you will receive along with a box of sensors, motors, and more, will be our chief tool; combining tech with traditional media to embody your ideas will be our main activity in the class. The first third of the course is devoted to how-to; the remainder of the semester provides you opportunities to consolidate your skills through the development and realization of a project.

 

300.003

Digital Painting and Visualization

3 cr

Instructor(s): Phoebe Gloeckner

No prerequisites.

This course focuses on using digital tools for creating images. Projects will involve digital painting (alone and in combination with scanned images drawn on paper), and manipulation of photographic images (capture, distortion, addition and subtraction of elements, compositing, etc.) We will create work intended for both print and digital publishing, and the course will include an introduction to "animated illustration." Suggested hardware and software: Adobe Creative Cloud subscription (includes access to all Adobe software), electronic drawing tablet and stylus, camera. Minimum requirements: Facility with Photoshop and Illustrator (any version).

 

300.004

Electronic Books

3 cr

Instructor(s): Phoebe Gloeckner

Prerequisite: qualifying coursework or permission of instructor

Advances in technology have changed the way we read. In this course, we will consider the possible future of the book (printed and digital) and the impact of technology on artists/authors and readers. Students will develop two complete "multi-touch" interactive publications; an electronic adaptation of an antique, out-of-copyright book, magazine, or map, and an original interactive book, magazine, or comic written, animated, and illustrated completely de novo. Students must have intermediate to advanced skills in writing, design, illustration, animation, and access to a tablet computer (iPad or iPhone). We can also work with Android tablets, but the process is slightly different. Software requirements: a subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud will give students access to Adobe Edge, an HTML 5-based animation program, as well as the most current versions of all other Adobe software. At minimum, Adobe InDesign and Photoshop 5 or later are required.

 

300.005

Making Pictures

3 cr

Instructor(s): Edward West

Prerequisite: previous photography course.

Interested in becoming a photographic “director”? Want to develop your skills in “creating” rather than “capturing” an image? Making Pictures is for experienced photographers who are interested in learning how to “create” a photograph. This includes selecting and bringing together all the elements contained within the image, principal among them objects/ figures, studio lighting, set design and construction. The course is limited to students who have had some previous college level experience with photography or by permission of the instructor.

 

306.001

Metals/Jewelry: Color + Image

3 cr

Instructor(s): Anne Mondro

Open to all Stamps students

In this jewelry and metals course students will learn to apply color and create images on metal. Basic and advanced jewelry/metal skills will be introduced. Traditional and alternative color techniques, including enameling (fusing powdered glass to metal), will be demonstrated and investigated in depth. Using these techniques, students will focus on developing a series of jewelry or small objects. Granted special access to the University of Michigan Museum of Art, students will research selected artworks to gain a deeper understanding of how artists have relied on color and imagery to express ideas, as well as inspiration for their own designs.

 

308.001

Directions in Fibers

3 cr

Instructor(s): Sherri Smith

Prerequisite: Entanglement

Directions in Fibers allows a student to continue working in fibers, expanding the range of his/her abilities and knowledge according to interest. Three projects are required.

 

310.001

Video Active

3 cr

Instructor(s): Carol Jacobsen

Engagement studio, Open to all Stamps students
This course fulfills the Engagement Studio requirement.

Video-Active is an engagement studio course. Students will explore and investigate social and political issues they care about through creative and engaged documentation of individuals, grassroots groups, pop-ups, protests, public demonstrations and/or activism out in the field. Issues of interest may include human rights, environment, poverty, gender, race, sexuality, justice, domestic violence, immigration, animal rights, etc. In addition to producing and editing video, we will view and discuss other artists’ activist films, attend film festival/s at the Michigan Theater, and read and discuss writings relevant to our subjects and ideas.

 

310.002

Experimental Architecture

3 cr

Instructor(s): Roland Graf

Engagement studio, Open to all Stamps students
This course fulfills the Engagement Studio requirement.

In this course, we will explore the tiny house movement and the rise of tent cities in the United States. We will research and develop super small and sustainable dwelling solutions for people or communities, who willingly or unwillingly downsize the space that they live in – such as Camp Take Notice, a self governed community of homeless people in Ann Arbor, which recently acquired a piece of land that will also serve as home base for students and their ideas. Further, we will work together with a group of Austrian “space & design strategies” students, who plan to join us for a weeklong building workshop. This course offers an introduction to socially and environmentally responsive architecture and design. It provides transferable skills such as scale model building and full-scale fabrication techniques and will culminate in building one selected dwelling solution on Camp Take Notice property. Software: Rhino.

 

311.001

Detroit Connections: In the Classroom

3 cr

Instructor(s): Janie Paul

Engagement studio, Open to all Stamps students
This course fulfills the Engagement Studio requirement.

In this class we teach a weekly art class to elementary age children in a Detroit public school. To prepare and to contextualize our work, we have readings that address issues of urban education and the perceptual and artistic developments that occur in childhood. Our projects aim to foster the imaginative and cognitive life of children, embedding them more firmly in their own identity. Planning for and reflecting on class projects, you will develop close ties with the children and produce vibrant art and shared experiences across generations and cultures. The class meets once a week at our school and once a week at the elementary school in Detroit. You do not need a car as we have a bus that takes and returns us. Besides preparation and work with the children, your work for this class includes reading, writing and a final creative and independent project that ties your interests to the needs of the children and the school.

 

314.001

Change by Design

3 cr

Instructor(s): Nick Tobier

Engagement studio. Open to all Stamps students
This course fulfills the Engagement Studio requirement.

Change by Design works together to create social impact through design & entrepreneurship. Together with Detroit Community School we emphasize problem identification to prototype ideas, build objects, develop innovations and processes, and refine these through field work, validation and testing. These are real world challenges we get to tackle together as we acknowledge the need for the design world to stop talking big and start doing good; to put the problem-solving skills on which we pride ourselves to work on some of the biggest global issues; to design for creativity, innovation, health, poverty, homelessness, education, and more. This work demands skilled hands, big hearts, bigger business sense, and even more, the courage to strive towards non-normative work that can inspire, challenge and respond with vision and sensitivity. Multi-disciplinary student teams work hands on through rough and final prototypes, design drawing and development of concepts, logos and branding strategies, learning a theoretical framework for social entrepreneurship and design thinking, at the same time as exploring the individual skills and will necessary to respond to complex social needs both locally and globally, connecting across age, race and class, and to turn theory into action by designing and carrying out a project rooted in community connection.

 

332.001

Dressing Up and Down

3 cr

Instructor(s): Rebekah Modrak

Open to all Stamps students

Studio projects in this course examine the transformative and communicative powers of garments, costumes, and wearable art. Using a variety of materials, traditional and non-traditional, students will construct body extensions and wearable sculpture. Course prompts will respond to culture, design, fashion, architecture, performance and other areas. The emphasis is on experimentation, the development of personal expression, and discovering technical methods to support these ideas.

 

335.001

Color Woodcut Printmaking

3 cr

Instructor(s): Endi Poskovic

Prerequisite: Previous college level course in printmaking or permission of the instructor

In this course, students explore color in relief printmaking and create unique prints and multiples utilizing both digital and analog input. Class demonstrations introduce making and printing images in color from a variety of relief surfaces and cover a range of single and multi-plate methods. Through individual and group projects, students engage print concepts such as multiplicity, serialization and sequence. Lectures, visiting artists-speakers, projects and engagements stress a strong historical and theoretical understanding of the print media while investigating the meaningful relationships between the technologies of reproduction, individual expression and the relationship of contemporary print practices to the broader visual culture.

 

336.001

Graphic Narrative

3 cr

Instructor(s): Phoebe Gloeckner

Open to all Stamps students

This course introduces students to narrative art as a genre of expression that has its origins in prehistory and has transmuted and persisted in various forms. The class is primarily a studio class, and students will be assigned two primary projects (long stories), interspersed with a variety of less time intensive assignments. Writing, drawing, and design skills will all be employed and developed. Each semester, students will be assigned reading, have class visits by several practicing cartoonists, and participate in extra-curricular activities (comics conferences, mini-comics day, etc).

 

339.001

Science Illustration

3 cr

Instructor(s): Joe Trumpey

Open to all Stamps students

This studio focuses on developing the skills necessary for use as a professional science illustrator. The course emphasizes observational drawing using a mix of traditional and digital tools and includes exercises and content dealing with: media specific competencies; scientific content knowledge, vocabulary and communication skills; educational design skills; knowledge of production methods; portfolio development; and business skills. Students are encouraged to creatively solve communication problems focused on all levels of science education. No prerequisite science or studio courses are required, but students must be committed to the practice of observational drawing. The course includes a weekend camping / research trip to either an old growth forest in Michigan or Mammoth Cave National Park.

 

344.001

Photo Magic

3 cr

Instructor(s): Carol Jacobsen

Open to all Stamps students

This studio course will focus on producing large ideas that become large-scale photographic images. Using original and/or found photographs, texts and other materials, we will synthesize concepts and forms of representation to recapture memories, pose satirical, fantastical, political or social questions, and/or make meaningful, startling or cutting-edge statements. Films, readings and works by other artists will provide context and resources for our discussions and our working process.

 

349.001

Visual Identity and Branding

3 cr

Instructor(s): Franc Nunoo-Quarcoo

Prerequisite: previous graphic design course

The course is organized to introduce students to contemporary design practice, and the relative and contextual histories of the discipline so they can contemplate their place within it. Films, lectures/presentations, readings and studio work will help foreground how students develop their own creative practice(s) during their time in the course. All this is to avail to students how design can be an inspiring and productive force in the world they inhabit. Students will approach design as both problem-seeking and problem-solving activities, with particular emphasis on complex usage as well as constraints. Students will be introduced to different approaches and methodologies for designing visual identity systems, and how to apply these systems across a range of user needs from analog and digital to 2-D and 3-D applications. All of this will culminate in a visual identity standards manual designed to guide the application, integrity and maintenance of a visual identity system. Final projects will be exhibited at the end of the semester. Adobe Suite Required.

 

357.001

Painting and the Artificial Eye

3 cr

Instructor(s): Robert Platt

Prerequisite: Organizing Visual Space

From antiquity to the present artists and scientists have relied on ‘devices’ to understand and represent the world. The course is centered on practical experimentation with optical technologies and how they interact and inform with experimental painting processes. The course will encourage hands on investigation with devices such as the Camera Obscura, Camera Lucida, Microscopes, projectors, digital and virtual media to assist the painterly depiction of the natural and built environments. Studio painting assignments will be augmented by lectures, collaborations, field trips and interaction with departments in the larger University environment. Students will be encouraged to explore ways to present nature as a dynamic confluence of traditional and contemporary media.

 

358.001

Print Publications

3 cr

Instructor(s): Hannah Smotrich

Prerequisite: Type or Typography

This class covers the basics of print publication design. Our core concern is developing a narrative over multiple pages. Students investigate a range of print vehicles — brochures, magazines and books — and consider their similarities and differences. Students will explore pacing, sequence and grid use as well as complex typographic and image hierarchies. Pre-requisite course: Type.

 

367.001

Sustainability Design: More with Less

3 cr

Instructor(s): Jan-Henrik Andersen

Prerequisite: previous 3-D design course

"The course is focused on developing knowledge, skills and experiences of a sustainable material future; how material use and form are integral parts of designing objects, and how to design with a keen eye on resources, energy and environmental impact. The visual/physical form language of sustainability is an important component of the course. The course is hands-on with direct approaches to reducing the carbon footprint of objects by way of planning, fabricating, testing and evaluating functional prototypes. This practical approach is supported by readings and course literature, discussions and demonstrations. It is a great advantage if students have previous experiences in 3D modeling (Rhino – beta version for OS X). Skills in material based (wood and metal) fabrication are REQUIRED. The course is open to non-majors provided they have completed A&D shop orientations and can present a relevant portfolio reviewed and approved by instructor. Course fee includes textbook: Ashby and Johnson, Materials and Design, The Art and Science of Material Selection in Product Design, Butterworth-Heinemann; 3rd edition (February 17, 2014).

 

373.001

Animation: Visual Storytelling

3 cr

Prerequisite: previous animation course

An intermediate level course that allows students of animation to develop their skills in constructing a narrative. Students who are new to animation will want to take Animation: the Moving iImage before enrolling in Visual Storytelling or otherwise secure permission of the instructor. Students interested in digital character development, graphic narrative, or narrative filmmaking will find this course useful.

 

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Advanced Elective Studio Courses (ARTDES)

416.001

IPD

3 cr

Instructor(s): John Marshall

Prerequisite: 2 previous 3-D design courses & permission of instructor

Integrated Product Development is a cross-disciplinary experiential product design and development course in which cross-functional teams of art & design, business, and engineering students design and manufacture a fully-functional consumer product; design and cost out its manufacturing process; place it in the context of a larger business proposal; and compete with their product against other student teams in an economic market competition. This course is sponsored by the University of Michigan’s Tauber Institute and the Proctor & Gamble Foundation’s Higher Education Grant Program. On the first day of class the instructors will specify the product market in which all teams will compete, and the constraints and guidelines that each team must adhere to. Instruction will be via a combination of lectures and laboratory (hands-on) exercises. This is a 6 credit course and requires a commensurate level of effort. Students who enroll must be prepared to invest significant amounts of time to design and build their product and business. The 6 credits is received by signing up for two 3-credit courses in parallel (from OMS 548 in the business school, IOE 548 in the College of Engineering, and ARTDES 416 in the School of Art and Design). A 300-level 3D design elective is required as a prerequisite (e.g. Digital 3D: Form & Fabrication, Prototyping). Students who wish to enroll in IPD must add themselves to the waitlist. Please contact the instructor if you are not sure you meet the prerequisite.

 

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Engagement Studio Courses (ARTDES)

310.001

Video Active

3 cr

Instructor(s): Carol Jacobsen

Engagement studio, Open to all Stamps students
This course fulfills the Engagement Studio requirement.

Video-Active is an engagement studio course. Students will explore and investigate social and political issues they care about through creative and engaged documentation of individuals, grassroots groups, pop-ups, protests, public demonstrations and/or activism out in the field. Issues of interest may include human rights, environment, poverty, gender, race, sexuality, justice, domestic violence, immigration, animal rights, etc. In addition to producing and editing video, we will view and discuss other artists’ activist films, attend film festival/s at the Michigan Theater, and read and discuss writings relevant to our subjects and ideas.

 

310.002

Experimental Architecture

3 cr

Instructor(s): Roland Graf

Engagement studio, Open to all Stamps students
This course fulfills the Engagement Studio requirement.

In this course, we will explore the tiny house movement and the rise of tent cities in the United States. We will research and develop super small and sustainable dwelling solutions for people or communities, who willingly or unwillingly downsize the space that they live in – such as Camp Take Notice, a self governed community of homeless people in Ann Arbor, which recently acquired a piece of land that will also serve as home base for students and their ideas. Further, we will work together with a group of Austrian “space & design strategies” students, who plan to join us for a weeklong building workshop. This course offers an introduction to socially and environmentally responsive architecture and design. It provides transferable skills such as scale model building and full-scale fabrication techniques and will culminate in building one selected dwelling solution on Camp Take Notice property. Software: Rhino.

 

311.001

Detroit Connections: In the Classroom

3 cr

Instructor(s): Janie Paul

Engagement studio, Open to all Stamps students
This course fulfills the Engagement Studio requirement.

In this class we teach a weekly art class to elementary age children in a Detroit public school. To prepare and to contextualize our work, we have readings that address issues of urban education and the perceptual and artistic developments that occur in childhood. Our projects aim to foster the imaginative and cognitive life of children, embedding them more firmly in their own identity. Planning for and reflecting on class projects, you will develop close ties with the children and produce vibrant art and shared experiences across generations and cultures. The class meets once a week at our school and once a week at the elementary school in Detroit. You do not need a car as we have a bus that takes and returns us. Besides preparation and work with the children, your work for this class includes reading, writing and a final creative and independent project that ties your interests to the needs of the children and the school.

 

314.001

Change by Design

3 cr

Instructor(s): Nick Tobier

Engagement studio. Open to all Stamps students
This course fulfills the Engagement Studio requirement.

Change by Design works together to create social impact through design & entrepreneurship. Together with Detroit Community School we emphasize problem identification to prototype ideas, build objects, develop innovations and processes, and refine these through field work, validation and testing. These are real world challenges we get to tackle together as we acknowledge the need for the design world to stop talking big and start doing good; to put the problem-solving skills on which we pride ourselves to work on some of the biggest global issues; to design for creativity, innovation, health, poverty, homelessness, education, and more. This work demands skilled hands, big hearts, bigger business sense, and even more, the courage to strive towards non-normative work that can inspire, challenge and respond with vision and sensitivity. Multi-disciplinary student teams work hands on through rough and final prototypes, design drawing and development of concepts, logos and branding strategies, learning a theoretical framework for social entrepreneurship and design thinking, at the same time as exploring the individual skills and will necessary to respond to complex social needs both locally and globally, connecting across age, race and class, and to turn theory into action by designing and carrying out a project rooted in community connection.

 

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Stamps Non-Studio/Academic Courses (ARTDES)

150

Art & Design in Context

3 cr

Instructor(s): Irina Aristarkhova

No prerequisites.

Art & Design in Context is a lecture and discussion course which aims to achieve three main goals: first, to introduce students to key concepts and topics in contemporary design and art; second, to use these concepts to analyze case studies in contemporary art and design; and third, to enable students to employ these concepts and topics to place their own work and that of others in appropriate critical contexts. Lectures, readings, exercises, and discussions will challenge students to apprehend correlations between specific case studies drawn from contemporary culture (images, objects, media, and events), the issues associated with them, and the social, political, and cultural contexts in which they exist. Students will begin to apprehend the complex network of people, ideas, things, and histories in which works of art and design, including their own, exist.

 

250.001

Art, Design, and the Environment

3 cr

Instructor(s): Joseph Trumpey

Meets ES requirement for all students who entered Fall 2013.

This course explores the role of human creativity in the built environment and its relationship to the natural environment. How do the objects we make affect our relationships to broader systems? Basic environmental concepts are explored through historic and contemporary work including a student's own material culture. Topics include globalization, environmental justice, energy and materials, vernacular architecture, biodiversity, food systems, consumerism, the media and focused history of creative work.

 

391.001

Professional Practice for Artists and Designers

3 cr

Instructor(s): Stephanie Rowden

Open to all Stamps students

In this class students identify professional goals and develop materials, skills and strategies to pursue them. Each week features a lively guest presentation and discussion with recent Stamps alumni from a wide range of art and design practices. Class sessions also include hands-on exercises and assignments that are pragmatic and experiential, from cooking up a crowd funded creative project to honing a creative online portfolio or practicing networking and interviewing skills. Over the course of the semester students offer each other extensive peer feedback and support in the process of developing a professional packet. The class is highly structured, with the opportunity to tailor activities for a wide range of professional interests in fields of art and design.

 

392.001

Exhibition Development and Management

3 cr

Open to all Stamps students

 

398.001

Dialogues in Feminism, Technology, and Culture

3 cr

Instructor(s): Irina Aristarkhova

Crosslisted with SAC 368

This is an innovative new course that will be networked with FemTechNet, an 18 college consortium of networked feminist scholars and cultural producers teaching related topics. This particular class will address in depth creative practices and scholarly dialogue surrounding current themes in new media and digital culture from an interdisciplinary feminist perspective. Invited speakers in dialogue with each other and students will examine both the histories and cutting edge scholarship on feminism and technology produced through art, design, science and visual media. We will cover such topics as cyberfeminism, digital feminism, post-digital reproductive technologies and ecofeminism, gaming and virtual worlds, and social media in light of gender, sexuality, and race/ethnicity studies. This course will be “open” to other types of learners: independent studies, self-directed learners, and drop-in learners through shared digital learning materials of FemTechNet. We will use teleconferencing with other classrooms on the femtechnet node, flipped classroom and student-driven creative research projects among other forms of pedagogy.

 

398.002

The Mandorla of Life Sciences and the Arts

1 cr

Open to all UM undergraduates

Artists, designers, scientists and scholars discuss the intersections between art and science in a series of seminars Friday afternoons. Open to all undergraduates. One credit.

 

398.003

The Mandorla of Life Sciences and the Arts

4 cr

Permission of instructor

 

399.001

Writing in Art & Design

3 cr

Meets the Stamps ULWR

 

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Upper-Level Writing Course

399.001

Writing in Art & Design

3 cr

Meets the Stamps ULWR

 

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Lecture Series (ARTDES)

160

Penny W. Stamps Lecture Series

1 cr

Required of all Stamps students.

Students attend the weekly Penny W. Stamps Distinguished Visitors Series each week, through which a variety of artists, designers, performers, critics and theorists give insight into their biographies, career paths, and ideas about contemporary practice.

 

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Interarts Performance Courses (INTPERF)

150.001

Interarts Live Art Survey

3 cr

Instructor(s): Heidi Kumao

No prerequisites.

This seminar explores the history and theory of Performance Art and Avant Garde Theatre, focusing on American work since modernism. Although Performance is often seen as a minor sub-genre of the larger world of art and design practices, students discover how this work has been central to the evolution of post modern contemporary work.

 

160.001

Interarts Performance Forum

1 cr

No prerequisites.

This course focuses on creating a sense of collaboration and community across the disciplines by participation in a series of special events. Open to all Stamps students and to others by permission of the instructor.

 

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University Arts Interdisciplinary Studio/Academic Courses (UARTS)

150.001

Intro to Creative Process

3 cr

No prerequisites.

 

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Integrative Project

498

Integrative Project

18 cr

Senior Art & Design students

This year-long course allows you to synthesize your academic and studio work, beginning with an individually developed project proposal and culminating in a thoughtful, public presentation that demonstrates knowledge of particularized issues, methods and materials.

 

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Non-Major Studio Courses

100.010

Studio: Drawing 1 (Non-Majors)

3 cr

Sections 10-13 of ArtDes 100 are reserved for non-majors.

STUDIO : Drawing 1 is one of two drawing studio courses that introduce students to a basic skill at the core of the creative process. It promotes respect for perceptive seeing and visual thinking, and promotes its practice as a matter of intellectual and psychological inquiry leading to levels of invention commensurate with an individualʼs developing sense of the world. This course affirms the role the human hand has established in effecting the convergence between thought and making and prepares students to consider more technologically mediated approaches as their practice matures. A variety of drawing media and processes will be employed to achieve confident and intelligently articulated visual compositions.

 

200.001

Figure Drawing (Non-Majors)

3 cr

This section is reserved for non-majors.

Students will develop their ability to give the hand drawn human form graphic vitality, emotional depth, and conceptual resonance. Students will follow a rigorous regimen of problems aimed at making their work gesturally fluid, anatomically informed, and structurally competent. The class will work from live models.

 

200.002

Intro to Ceramics (Non-Majors)

3 cr

This section is reserved for non-majors.

The course introduces students to the tools, materials and techniques of creative work using hand-building clay techniques for sculptural purposes. Course content includes historical presentations and demonstrations. Problem solving assignments will encourage the studentʼs aesthetic development and demonstrate understanding of contemporary art and design practices relevant to the use of clay as a creative medium. Participation in group discussions and critiques is required.

 

205.002

Organizing Visual Space (Painting) (Non-Majors)

3 cr

This section is reserved for non-majors.

The visual surface of a painting invites imaginative engagement by implying space and movement that do not exist except in a viewer’s acts of perception. This course will focus on building knowledge of the basic tools of oil painting in order to intelligently create this engagement. Through a series of paintings from observation as well as from imagination, students will investigate the potential of color, surface, mark, and form to create spaces and movement that refer to the external world as well as those that are unique to the pictorial plane.

 

210.002

Typography (Non-Majors)

3 cr

This section is reserved for non-majors.

This course is a close study of the full range of typographic variables (i.e., the characteristics of letterforms and the ways in which they are combined and configured to create texts) and of the relationship of typographic form to conventions of language use.

 

255.001

Intro to Photography (Non-Majors)

3 cr

This section is reserved for non-majors.

This course introduces students to concepts and tools of digital photography processes and practices. Students will learn about the technology and use of digital cameras; framing, lighting and shooting photographs; scanning, enlarging, editing and processing of images; and techniques and methods of digital printing. Readings, demonstrations and lectures will provide conceptual and technical background for creative and critical photographic practices and discussions as well as expose students to historic and contemporary photographic images and ideas. This course offers the student a basic understanding of photographic image formation while stressing fundamental elements of visual notation. This is not a chemical (darkroom) photography class and students will be expected to learn the basic operations of their digital cameras before the second class meeting. Student work on projects that explore technique and the expressive possibilities of the medium.

 

275.002

Color (Non-Majors)

3 cr

This section is reserved for non-majors.

This class is about color properties, and the interaction of colors in compositional structures. It forms the basis for art and design work in many media. Drawing skill is not necessary for this class. We will be working with non-representational imagery using gouache paint and collage. We will study the relativity of color and look at the relationship of color to design, composition and content. We start with basic concepts including hue, value, saturation, analogous and complementary colors. We will mix colors using paint and do basic exercises to understand muted, chromatic and achromatic grays and saturated colors. We will use the color aid papers to work with color interaction, and then both paper and paint to work with color unity, composition, and emotional tone.

 

306.002

Metals/Jewelry: Small Sculpture (Non-Majors)

3 cr

This section is reserved for non-majors.

This course introduces students to the techniques, materials and aesthetics of 3-D work in metal on a small scale. While the focus will be on jewelry as sculpture, students may also want to create other, non-wearable, small objects.

 

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Graduate Courses

600.001

Research Seminar (1st Year Students)

3 cr

Instructor(s): David Chung

No prerequisites.

This course will present an opportunity to examine and discover practice‐led research in a studio context. The course focuses on project‐specific research and on the designer-researchers who advance the field. Students will also be exposed to a range of research strategies from other disciplines, in particular the relationship between quantitative and qualitative research. Students in both the MFA and MDes programs will take this course.

 

800.001

Exit Seminar (3rd Year Students)

3 cr

Instructor(s): Stephanie Rowden

No prerequisites.

The exit seminar will prepare students for post-graduate professional experiences. In this seminar students will find ways to align personal core values with potential career options. They will investigate and practice methods to identify, research, apply, interview, and negotiate for post-graduate opportunities. The exit seminar will also support students in distributing their creative work through thesis writing, a thesis distribution event, and delivering a thesis presentation.

 

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