Courses

Course Listings & Descriptions

Winter 2020
Fall 2019

Fall 2018: Foundation

Note:  Our course schedule is subject to change, so visit Wolverine Access for the most up-to-date information.

For Stamps Majors

  • For general information about degree requirements, registration and overrides, consult your Student Handbook. You can download each year's undergraduate handbook here.
  • If you have a quick question, email AskanAdvisor@umich.edu. To schedule an appointment with an advisor, go to stamps.genbook.com.
  • Read “Things to Know about Registration” (pages 73-76) in the Student Handbook
  • If a course or course section is closed, add your name to the waitlist. Overrides are issued daily and expire at midnight. Check your UM email daily if you expect an override. Scroll down below for more information on overrides. 
  • ArtDes 170-189 are courses for non-majors. You will not receive graduation credit if you enroll in one of these courses.
  • Help with Registration will be available Dec 2 - 5, Monday - Thursday, every day at 4:30 pm. 
  • LAST CHANCE REGISTRATION HELP will be Friday, Dec 6, 1:30 - 5:00 pm. This is your last chance to get help completing your schedule.

For Stamps Minors

  • Stamps minors must be officially declared to receive priority consideration for a seat in a course. Prospective minors should begin their exploration here.

For Non-Majors

  • Scroll down to About Stamps (ArtDes) Courses below and read the information about Stamps (ArtDes) courses and about overrides. We are glad to have you in our courses as space permits. 

For Graduate Students

  • Graduate students who want to enroll in courses numbered 100-399 should attend the first class meeting and request an override from the instructor at that time. Graduate students who wish to take a 400-level course should contact the instructor to discuss their qualifications for the course.

About Stamps (ArtDes) Courses

  • Courses numbered 100-151 are open to Stamps majors, and to Stamps minors and other undergraduate students, by override and if space permits. Students who enroll in these courses can drop only with permission of the department.
  • ArtDes 160, the Penny Stamps lecture series, is open to all UM undergraduates. Eighty seats are reserved for Stamps minors and non-majors.
  • Courses numbered 170-189 are open to undergraduate non-majors. Overrides are issued from the waitlist only. If you want a seat in the class, you must add your name to the waitlist.
  • Courses numbered 190-199 are open to all UM undergraduates. Overrides are issued from the waitlist only. If you want a seat in the class, you must add your name to the waitlist.
  • Courses numbered 200-499 are open to Stamps majors and to Stamps minors, by override. You can request an override below.
  • Most courses in Stamps have course fees. If you withdraw from a course within the first 3 weeks, your course fee will be refunded. Course fees for specific courses can be found by clicking on the course description in the course guide.
  • During registration, the StampsAdvising Blog has helpful information on registration, especially regarding the addition of new courses or course sections.

ABOUT STAMPS OVERRIDES

General information about overrides:

  • To submit a request for an override, fill out this form
  • Overrides issued in the morning before noon will expire that evening at midnight. Overrides issued after noon will expire the next day at midnight. Students hoping for an override should check their UM email daily after 12 pm. 
  • Once an override has expired, it will not be re-issued.
  • Overrides are issued to your U-M email address.
  • Students who wish to drop a course numbered 100-151 should request an override to drop.

Override information for minors and non-majors 

  • Overrides are issued on a space available basis. Overrides for minors and non-majors will be issued by Tuesday, December 10.
  • You may request an override for any Stamps course numbered 100-151 or 200-499. For all other Stamps courses you must add your name to the waitlist and wait for an override.
ARTDES 100.1
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): Frelinghuysen, J.
Course Fee: 35
Schedule: MonWed 8:30a-10:45a - 2063
Foundation
Open to Minors
The first of two foundation drawing studio courses, Drawing: Observation introduces students to the fundamentals of drawing, perceptive seeing, and visual thinking. It promotes respect for drawing as a critical component of visual expression as well as a platform for intellectual inquiry and communication. This course affirms the role of the human hand in effecting the convergence between thought and making, preparing students to consider more complex, mediated approaches as their practices gradually mature.
ARTDES 100.10
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): Cogswell Jr, J.
Course Fee: 35
Schedule: TueThu 8:30a-10:45a - 2063
Foundation
Open to Minors
The first of two foundation drawing studio courses, Drawing: Observation introduces students to the fundamentals of drawing, perceptive seeing, and visual thinking. It promotes respect for drawing as a critical component of visual expression as well as a platform for intellectual inquiry and communication. This course affirms the role of the human hand in effecting the convergence between thought and making, preparing students to consider more complex, mediated approaches as their practices gradually mature.
ARTDES 100.11
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): Burgard, W.
Course Fee: 35
Schedule: TueThu 2:00p-4:15p - 2044
Foundation
Open to Minors
The first of two foundation drawing studio courses, Drawing: Observation introduces students to the fundamentals of drawing, perceptive seeing, and visual thinking. It promotes respect for drawing as a critical component of visual expression as well as a platform for intellectual inquiry and communication. This course affirms the role of the human hand in effecting the convergence between thought and making, preparing students to consider more complex, mediated approaches as their practices gradually mature.
ARTDES 100.12
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): Venturelli, N.
Course Fee: 35
Schedule: TueThu 2:00p-4:15p - 2063
Foundation
Open to Minors
The first of two foundation drawing studio courses, Drawing: Observation introduces students to the fundamentals of drawing, perceptive seeing, and visual thinking. It promotes respect for drawing as a critical component of visual expression as well as a platform for intellectual inquiry and communication. This course affirms the role of the human hand in effecting the convergence between thought and making, preparing students to consider more complex, mediated approaches as their practices gradually mature.
ARTDES 100.13
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): VanVoorhis, C.
Course Fee: 35
Schedule: MonWed 2:00p-4:15p - 2062
Foundation
Open to Minors
The first of two foundation drawing studio courses, Drawing: Observation introduces students to the fundamentals of drawing, perceptive seeing, and visual thinking. It promotes respect for drawing as a critical component of visual expression as well as a platform for intellectual inquiry and communication. This course affirms the role of the human hand in effecting the convergence between thought and making, preparing students to consider more complex, mediated approaches as their practices gradually mature.
ARTDES 100.2
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): Brienza, J.
Course Fee: 35
Schedule: MonWed 8:30a-10:45a - 2062
Foundation
Open to Minors
The first of two foundation drawing studio courses, Drawing: Observation introduces students to the fundamentals of drawing, perceptive seeing, and visual thinking. It promotes respect for drawing as a critical component of visual expression as well as a platform for intellectual inquiry and communication. This course affirms the role of the human hand in effecting the convergence between thought and making, preparing students to consider more complex, mediated approaches as their practices gradually mature.
ARTDES 100.4
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): Luchs, K.
Course Fee: 35
Schedule: MonWed 2:00p-4:15p - 2044
Foundation
Open to Minors
The first of two foundation drawing studio courses, Drawing: Observation introduces students to the fundamentals of drawing, perceptive seeing, and visual thinking. It promotes respect for drawing as a critical component of visual expression as well as a platform for intellectual inquiry and communication. This course affirms the role of the human hand in effecting the convergence between thought and making, preparing students to consider more complex, mediated approaches as their practices gradually mature.
ARTDES 100.5
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): Brienza, J.
Course Fee: 35
Schedule: MonWed 2:00p-4:15p - 2063
Foundation
Open to Minors
The first of two foundation drawing studio courses, Drawing: Observation introduces students to the fundamentals of drawing, perceptive seeing, and visual thinking. It promotes respect for drawing as a critical component of visual expression as well as a platform for intellectual inquiry and communication. This course affirms the role of the human hand in effecting the convergence between thought and making, preparing students to consider more complex, mediated approaches as their practices gradually mature.
ARTDES 100.6
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): Luchs, K.
Course Fee: 35
Schedule: MonWed 11:00a-1:15p - 2044
Foundation
Open to Minors
The first of two foundation drawing studio courses, Drawing: Observation introduces students to the fundamentals of drawing, perceptive seeing, and visual thinking. It promotes respect for drawing as a critical component of visual expression as well as a platform for intellectual inquiry and communication. This course affirms the role of the human hand in effecting the convergence between thought and making, preparing students to consider more complex, mediated approaches as their practices gradually mature.
ARTDES 100.7
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): VanVoorhis, C.
Course Fee: 35
Schedule: MonWed 5:30p-7:45p - 2062
Foundation
Open to Minors
The first of two foundation drawing studio courses, Drawing: Observation introduces students to the fundamentals of drawing, perceptive seeing, and visual thinking. It promotes respect for drawing as a critical component of visual expression as well as a platform for intellectual inquiry and communication. This course affirms the role of the human hand in effecting the convergence between thought and making, preparing students to consider more complex, mediated approaches as their practices gradually mature.
ARTDES 100.8
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): Frelinghuysen, J.
Course Fee: 35
Schedule: MonWed 5:30p-7:45p - 2063
Foundation
Open to Minors
The first of two foundation drawing studio courses, Drawing: Observation introduces students to the fundamentals of drawing, perceptive seeing, and visual thinking. It promotes respect for drawing as a critical component of visual expression as well as a platform for intellectual inquiry and communication. This course affirms the role of the human hand in effecting the convergence between thought and making, preparing students to consider more complex, mediated approaches as their practices gradually mature.
ARTDES 100.9
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): Burgard, W.
Course Fee: 35
Schedule: TueThu 8:30a-10:45a - 2062
Foundation
Open to Minors
The first of two foundation drawing studio courses, Drawing: Observation introduces students to the fundamentals of drawing, perceptive seeing, and visual thinking. It promotes respect for drawing as a critical component of visual expression as well as a platform for intellectual inquiry and communication. This course affirms the role of the human hand in effecting the convergence between thought and making, preparing students to consider more complex, mediated approaches as their practices gradually mature.
ARTDES 105.1
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): Rubin, K.
Course Fee: 30
Schedule: TueThu 8:30a-10:45a - 2044
Foundation
Open to Minors
The second of two foundation studio drawing courses, Drawing: Visualization builds on studentsʼ previous experience in observational drawing and related foundation studio courses to focus on drawing as an effective means of visualization, conceptualization, and communication to others. Considering drawing not only as a means to record the visible world, Drawing: Visualization addresses this subject as a critical component in the process of designing, conceiving, and communicating ideas that will likely and ultimately be manifested in another form (e.g. the fabrication of products, installation of exhibit spaces). Students explore a variety of tools, techniques, and pictorial conventions to realize these goals.
ARTDES 115.1
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): Poskovic, E.
Course Fee: 100
Schedule: MonWed 8:30a-10:45a - 2023
Foundation
Open to Minors
Studio: 2D focuses on developing the basic visual skills used by artists and designers working creatively in two dimensions. Conceived as a broad-based, integrative approach to learning as well as making, this entry-level studio course sensitizes students to processes of visual perception, two-dimensional construction and its potential for visual expression and communication. Working with form, color, texture, and pattern, students are introduced to the form language, vocabulary, concepts, and principles associated with two-dimensional composition and construction.
ARTDES 115.10
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): Hixson, S.
Course Fee: 100
Schedule: MonWed 5:30p-7:45p - 2040
Foundation
Open to Minors
Studio: 2D focuses on developing the basic visual skills used by artists and designers working creatively in two dimensions. Conceived as a broad-based, integrative approach to learning as well as making, this entry-level studio course sensitizes students to processes of visual perception, two-dimensional construction and its potential for visual expression and communication. Working with form, color, texture, and pattern, students are introduced to the form language, vocabulary, concepts, and principles associated with two-dimensional composition and construction.
ARTDES 115.11
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): Deva, A.
Course Fee: 100
Schedule: MonWed 5:30p-7:45p - 2030
Foundation
Open to Minors
Studio: 2D focuses on developing the basic visual skills used by artists and designers working creatively in two dimensions. Conceived as a broad-based, integrative approach to learning as well as making, this entry-level studio course sensitizes students to processes of visual perception, two-dimensional construction and its potential for visual expression and communication. Working with form, color, texture, and pattern, students are introduced to the form language, vocabulary, concepts, and principles associated with two-dimensional composition and construction.
ARTDES 115.12
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): Hixson, S.
Course Fee: 100
Schedule: MonWed 11:00a-1:15p - 2043
Foundation
Open to Minors
Studio: 2D focuses on developing the basic visual skills used by artists and designers working creatively in two dimensions. Conceived as a broad-based, integrative approach to learning as well as making, this entry-level studio course sensitizes students to processes of visual perception, two-dimensional construction and its potential for visual expression and communication. Working with form, color, texture, and pattern, students are introduced to the form language, vocabulary, concepts, and principles associated with two-dimensional composition and construction.
ARTDES 115.2
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): Greene, J.
Course Fee: 100
Schedule: MonWed 8:30a-10:45a - 2043
Foundation
Open to Minors
Studio: 2D focuses on developing the basic visual skills used by artists and designers working creatively in two dimensions. Conceived as a broad-based, integrative approach to learning as well as making, this entry-level studio course sensitizes students to processes of visual perception, two-dimensional construction and its potential for visual expression and communication. Working with form, color, texture, and pattern, students are introduced to the form language, vocabulary, concepts, and principles associated with two-dimensional composition and construction.
ARTDES 115.3
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): Hay, E.
Course Fee: 100
Schedule: MonWed 2:00p-4:15p - 2040
Foundation
Open to Minors
Studio: 2D focuses on developing the basic visual skills used by artists and designers working creatively in two dimensions. Conceived as a broad-based, integrative approach to learning as well as making, this entry-level studio course sensitizes students to processes of visual perception, two-dimensional construction and its potential for visual expression and communication. Working with form, color, texture, and pattern, students are introduced to the form language, vocabulary, concepts, and principles associated with two-dimensional composition and construction.
ARTDES 115.4
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): Cardinal, A.
Course Fee: 100
Schedule: MonWed 2:00p-4:15p - 2126
Foundation
Open to Minors
Studio: 2D focuses on developing the basic visual skills used by artists and designers working creatively in two dimensions. Conceived as a broad-based, integrative approach to learning as well as making, this entry-level studio course sensitizes students to processes of visual perception, two-dimensional construction and its potential for visual expression and communication. Working with form, color, texture, and pattern, students are introduced to the form language, vocabulary, concepts, and principles associated with two-dimensional composition and construction.
ARTDES 115.5
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): Hay, E.
Course Fee: 100
Schedule: TueThu 8:30a-10:45a - 2023
Foundation
Open to Minors
Studio: 2D focuses on developing the basic visual skills used by artists and designers working creatively in two dimensions. Conceived as a broad-based, integrative approach to learning as well as making, this entry-level studio course sensitizes students to processes of visual perception, two-dimensional construction and its potential for visual expression and communication. Working with form, color, texture, and pattern, students are introduced to the form language, vocabulary, concepts, and principles associated with two-dimensional composition and construction.
ARTDES 115.6
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): Smith, B.
Course Fee: 100
Schedule: TueThu 8:30a-10:45a - 2043
Foundation
Open to Minors
Studio: 2D focuses on developing the basic visual skills used by artists and designers working creatively in two dimensions. Conceived as a broad-based, integrative approach to learning as well as making, this entry-level studio course sensitizes students to processes of visual perception, two-dimensional construction and its potential for visual expression and communication. Working with form, color, texture, and pattern, students are introduced to the form language, vocabulary, concepts, and principles associated with two-dimensional composition and construction.
ARTDES 115.7
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): Greene, J.
Course Fee: 100
Schedule: TueThu 2:00p-4:15p - 2023
Foundation
Open to Minors
Studio: 2D focuses on developing the basic visual skills used by artists and designers working creatively in two dimensions. Conceived as a broad-based, integrative approach to learning as well as making, this entry-level studio course sensitizes students to processes of visual perception, two-dimensional construction and its potential for visual expression and communication. Working with form, color, texture, and pattern, students are introduced to the form language, vocabulary, concepts, and principles associated with two-dimensional composition and construction.
ARTDES 115.8
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): Deva, A.
Course Fee: 100
Schedule: TueThu 2:00p-4:15p - 2043
Foundation
Open to Minors
Studio: 2D focuses on developing the basic visual skills used by artists and designers working creatively in two dimensions. Conceived as a broad-based, integrative approach to learning as well as making, this entry-level studio course sensitizes students to processes of visual perception, two-dimensional construction and its potential for visual expression and communication. Working with form, color, texture, and pattern, students are introduced to the form language, vocabulary, concepts, and principles associated with two-dimensional composition and construction.
ARTDES 120.1
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): Thompson, A.
Course Fee: 175
Schedule: MonWed 8:30a-10:45a - 1269
Foundation
Open to Minors
Studio: 3D focuses on the development of the artist and designer through direct experience and the practical study of basic elements and principles germane to an understanding of three-dimensional form. Conceived as a broad-based, integrative approach to learning as well as making, this entry-level studio course sensitizes students to the form language, vocabulary, concepts, and principles associated with three-dimensional composition and construction.
ARTDES 120.10
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): Andersen, J.
Course Fee: 175
Schedule: TueThu 2:00p-4:15p - 1269
Foundation
Open to Minors
Studio: 3D focuses on the development of the artist and designer through direct experience and the practical study of basic elements and principles germane to an understanding of three-dimensional form. Conceived as a broad-based, integrative approach to learning as well as making, this entry-level studio course sensitizes students to the form language, vocabulary, concepts, and principles associated with three-dimensional composition and construction.
ARTDES 120.11
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): Thompson, A.
Course Fee: 175
Schedule: MonWed 11:00a-1:15p - 1108
Foundation
Open to Minors
Studio: 3D focuses on the development of the artist and designer through direct experience and the practical study of basic elements and principles germane to an understanding of three-dimensional form. Conceived as a broad-based, integrative approach to learning as well as making, this entry-level studio course sensitizes students to the form language, vocabulary, concepts, and principles associated with three-dimensional composition and construction.
ARTDES 120.12
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): Porter, M.
Course Fee: 175
Schedule: TueThu 8:30a-10:45a - 1269
Foundation
Open to Minors
Studio: 3D focuses on the development of the artist and designer through direct experience and the practical study of basic elements and principles germane to an understanding of three-dimensional form. Conceived as a broad-based, integrative approach to learning as well as making, this entry-level studio course sensitizes students to the form language, vocabulary, concepts, and principles associated with three-dimensional composition and construction.
ARTDES 120.2
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): Rodemer, M.
Course Fee: 175
Schedule: MonWed 8:30a-10:45a - 2058
Foundation
Open to Minors
Studio: 3D focuses on the development of the artist and designer through direct experience and the practical study of basic elements and principles germane to an understanding of three-dimensional form. Conceived as a broad-based, integrative approach to learning as well as making, this entry-level studio course sensitizes students to the form language, vocabulary, concepts, and principles associated with three-dimensional composition and construction.
ARTDES 120.4
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): Hoge, S.
Course Fee: 175
Schedule: MonWed 2:00p-4:15p - 2058
Foundation
Open to Minors
Studio: 3D focuses on the development of the artist and designer through direct experience and the practical study of basic elements and principles germane to an understanding of three-dimensional form. Conceived as a broad-based, integrative approach to learning as well as making, this entry-level studio course sensitizes students to the form language, vocabulary, concepts, and principles associated with three-dimensional composition and construction.
ARTDES 120.5
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): Andersen, J.
Course Fee: 175
Schedule: MonWed 2:00p-4:15p - 1269
Foundation
Open to Minors
Studio: 3D focuses on the development of the artist and designer through direct experience and the practical study of basic elements and principles germane to an understanding of three-dimensional form. Conceived as a broad-based, integrative approach to learning as well as making, this entry-level studio course sensitizes students to the form language, vocabulary, concepts, and principles associated with three-dimensional composition and construction.
ARTDES 120.6
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): Thompson, A.
Course Fee: 175
Schedule: MonWed 5:30p-7:45p - 2058
Foundation
Open to Minors
Studio: 3D focuses on the development of the artist and designer through direct experience and the practical study of basic elements and principles germane to an understanding of three-dimensional form. Conceived as a broad-based, integrative approach to learning as well as making, this entry-level studio course sensitizes students to the form language, vocabulary, concepts, and principles associated with three-dimensional composition and construction.
ARTDES 120.7
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): Hoge, S.
Course Fee: 175
Schedule: MonWed 5:30p-7:45p - 2057
Foundation
Open to Minors
Studio: 3D focuses on the development of the artist and designer through direct experience and the practical study of basic elements and principles germane to an understanding of three-dimensional form. Conceived as a broad-based, integrative approach to learning as well as making, this entry-level studio course sensitizes students to the form language, vocabulary, concepts, and principles associated with three-dimensional composition and construction.
ARTDES 120.8
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): Tharp, B.
Course Fee: 175
Schedule: TueThu 8:30a-10:45a - 1108
Foundation
Open to Minors
Studio: 3D focuses on the development of the artist and designer through direct experience and the practical study of basic elements and principles germane to an understanding of three-dimensional form. Conceived as a broad-based, integrative approach to learning as well as making, this entry-level studio course sensitizes students to the form language, vocabulary, concepts, and principles associated with three-dimensional composition and construction.
ARTDES 120.9
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): Rodemer, M.
Course Fee: 175
Schedule: TueThu 8:30a-10:45a - 1258
Foundation
Open to Minors
Studio: 3D focuses on the development of the artist and designer through direct experience and the practical study of basic elements and principles germane to an understanding of three-dimensional form. Conceived as a broad-based, integrative approach to learning as well as making, this entry-level studio course sensitizes students to the form language, vocabulary, concepts, and principles associated with three-dimensional composition and construction.
ARTDES 125.1
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): Pachikara, A.
Course Fee: 100
Schedule: MonWed 11:00a-1:15p - 2126
Foundation
Open to Minors
Studio 4D focuses on both the concepts of time-based art and design and the tools and methods necessary to create this work. Assignments in video, animation, sound, and real time/live art serve to provide students with a variety of approaches to creating works that utilize time and movement and are experiential in nature.
ARTDES 130.1
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): Frelinghuysen, J.
Course Fee: 50
Schedule: MonWed 2:00p-4:15p - 2057
Foundation
Open to Minors
Methods of Inquiry is a process-based studio course in which students learn and practice a series of creative inquiry methods. Students learn different ways of approaching creative inquiry, drawing on and integrating creative methods from disciplines across the art and design spectrum. Course work includes learning how to effectively present project proposals, thoughtfully assess a project’s strengths and weaknesses, consider viable alternatives, and make informed decisions regarding solutions/outcomes/proposals. By the end of the semester, students will be able to employ multiple methods for finding and addressing meaningful creative problems and opportunities.