Studio Art

SA 111 Drawing: Composition and Perception
3 credits (CS)

Drawing: Composition and Perception is an intensive studio course designed for students to investigate and develop a proficiency in drawing, composition and design practices. This course investigates observational drawing, with an emphasis on rendering surfaces, drawing the figure and spatial systems. Through the repeated physical activity of drawing, students build and refine their critical thinking and analytical powers through observation, visualization and critical dialogue. Students build visual and cultural literacy through ongoing discussion of examples of art historical and contemporary works, including art and design from a diverse range of cultures. Students are encouraged and guided to develop, hone and challenge their own creative process. (Offered fall and spring semesters)

SA 112 Drawing II
3 credits (CS)

Drawing II introduces more complex conceptual and experimental approaches to drawing. Students use a wide range of media, with emphasis on color and an introduction to the figure. Prerequisite: SA 111 Drawing, FD 113 Fashion Drawing.

SA 121 Painting
3 credits (CS)

This course investigates different stylistic and conceptual approaches to painting. Students work with a variety of media and techniques, including traditional methods and innovative approaches. (Offered fall and spring terms)

SA 131 Design and Color Theory
3 credits (CS)

SA 131 introduces the elements and principles of design, the language of visual communication in all art and design disciplines. Students learn to use these more consciously as well as discern and discuss them in all that surrounds us. There is emphasis on color theory and its application in different media and disciplines. Students engage in the rigorous creative process: brainstorming, sketching, refining and producing. Projects, assignments and research introduce students to a variety of media and techniques, with an emphasis on good craftsmanship and professional presentation. Above all, students become more conscious of the conceptual, expressive and perceptual qualities of their aesthetic decisions, so they can more effectively communicate visually. (Offered fall and spring terms)

SA 132 Structuring Human Space
3 credits (CS)

This course undertakes a study of three-dimensional form to develop students’ ability to visualize, design and construct in three dimensions. Students work with space, objects, materials and scale through projects that address the body as a site and source for design. Students also undertake projects that investigate the relationship of the body to the built environment. Through this work they encounter the idea that art and design and the context or environment in which they function are inextricably linked. Students acquire a basic skill set of fabrication techniques, including an introduction to the wood shop. Assignments utilize time-honored techniques and materials as well as investigate new materials, with particular consideration for the wide range of art and design disciplines. (Offered fall and spring terms)

SA 161 Photography I
3 credits (CS)

This studio course introduces the basic techniques, processes and creative possibilities of digital photography. Students will learn techniques for correcting tone and color, camera and image control, and an applied study of photographic design and composition. We will examine both the historical and aesthetic issues associated with the photographic practice. This course includes studio projects, lectures, assigned readings, class discussions, and individual and group critiques. Students must provide their own digital camera with exposure controls and a minimum of 12 megapixels. (Offered fall and spring terms)
 
SA 162 Black & White Film Photography
3 credits (CS)
This course will build off the material covered in Photography I, introducing students to the process of black and white film photography. Working with 35mm film cameras students will learn black and white darkroom procedures, an introduction to alternative techniques such as multiple printing, image collage and an introduction to a hybrid analog-digital workflow. This course includes studio projects, lectures, assigned readings, class discussions, individual and group critiques. Students must provide their own film cameras (35mm or medium format roll film) with manual operations including focus, aperture and shutter speed adjustments. No automatic-only cameras are allowed. 

SA 168 Time, Movement, and Narrative
3 credits (CS)

Students explore concepts of time-based art and design to create works in media ranging from video, multimedia, audio and performance. Students create both narrative and non-narrative video and time based structures, with emphasis on the development of students’ ideas, visual and narrative skills. This class stresses the development of visual expression, self-expression, and ideation/concept building,  Students work collaboratively and individually in creating original works in digital video and other time-based media. Students research the work of contemporary and recent video, performative, animation artists, and motion designers.

SA 214 Figure Drawing
3 credits (CS)

Figure Drawing is a second year drawing course emphasizing the human figure. The nude model is used as a vehicle for learning about foreshortening, proportion, and varied drawing media. Simultaneously, students explore historic, conceptual and expressive aspects of the human figure in art. (Offered fall term) Prerequisite: SA 111 Drawing: Composition and Perception.

SA 231 Printmaking
3 credits (CS)

Students are exposed to various printmaking techniques both traditional and experimental, including screenprinting, relief and monotypes. Knowledge of these media enables students to experience new drawing techniques and to gain an understanding of the art of multiples. (Offered spring term)

SA 241 Ceramics
3 credits (CS)

Students are introduced to the basic methods of preparing and forming clay, so as to develop an understanding of clay as a sculptural and functional medium. They are exposed to pinch, coil and slab methods, as well as wheel throwing, decorating and glazing.  (Offered fall and spring terms)

SA 242 Sculpture: Glass/Mixed Media
3 credits (CS)

Using a variety of sculpture techniques, students explore the essential characteristics of three-dimensional form through projects that address scale, space, multiples, site and materials. The course investigates basic glass fusing/kiln forming, casting, and welding techniques. Students study the work of contemporary and historically significant sculptors. (Offered fall and spring terms)

SA 263 Digital Photography
3 credits (CS)

This course covers the practice of digital photography with emphasis on using professional production techniques to build an efficient workflow to maximize productivity and creativity with digital photography. Students learn techniques of image capture, camera controls, digital exposure, color management, color theory, and optimizing files for print. Students also learn image distribution and organization using Adobe Lightroom to assist in cataloging and archiving digital images. Students will begin working on a body of images that reflects their artistic interests. Creative decision-making, problem solving, and the relationship between personal vision and contemporary art practice will all be explored. Through discussion, research,  critique, and creative response, students will engage in a critical dialog with the work of their peers and recognized contemporary artists in order to inform their own creative process. Students must provide their own digital SLR or digital camera with manual settings. (Offered spring term) Prerequisite: SA 161 Photography.

SA 270 Studio Photography
3 credits (CS)
Students work in a fully equipped studio using strobe lighting systems and digital cameras to create portraiture, figure and product photography under controlled lighting situations. A variety of lighting techniques are studied. (Offered spring term) Prerequisites: SA 161 Photography I.

SA 276 Computer Imaging
3 credits (CS)

This course covers theory and practice of digital imaging in a creative context. Technical skills are developed with an emphasis on using digital tools to begin creating a personal vision. Students learn how to capture, control, manipulate and print digital images using Adobe Photoshop, a desktop computer, digital cameras, scanners, and large format printers. Students learn Photoshop technique by completing a series of assignments and exercises that cover basics of digital imaging theory, image sizing and resolution, basic image control, tonal and color correction, retouching, hand coloring, sharpening, noise management, filtering, addition of text, creative selection, layer masks, collage and montage techniques, and more. (Offered fall term) Prerequisite: SA 161 Photography I.

SA 302 Graphic Forms
3 credits (CS)

This course is an advanced exploration of drawing, concentrating on formal and conceptual concerns. Students work with contemporary ideas about drawing; the basic elements of edge, line, mass, form and composition are encountered at a new level of complexity. Students are expected to be innovative. (Offered spring term) Prerequisite: SA 111 Drawing: Composition and Perception.

SA 307 Intermediate Graphic Forms
3 credits (CS)

Intermediate Graphic Forms is a stacked course. This course allows students to undertake supervised intermediate work in drawing including: media, technique, form and concept.  It offers course work that builds on students’ prior experiences in Graphic Forms. Individual portfolio work is determined in consultation with the professor and a learning agreement is drawn up outlining the work the student will accomplish during the term. This learning agreement must be submitted electronically to the professor and is a critical component of this syllabus.
Prerequisite: SA 302 Graphic Forms. (Offered spring term)

SA 308 Small Metals/Jewelry
3 credits (CS)

This introduction to small metals and jewelry class exposes the student to the fundamental techniques and design strategies used in jewelry/small sculpture fabrication of non-ferrous metals. Through assigned technical exercises and projects, the student will experience the relationship between creativity, design and the use of specific materials. In addition, experimentation combining non-ferrous metals with alternative materials will be encouraged. Students will use sketchbooks and/or construct models to work through the design process for each project. Tools and equipment beyond the fundamentals will be explored as needed. The student will become comfortable in the small metals studio environment.  Safety procedures will be stressed. (Offered fall term)

SA 309 Special Topics in the Arts
3 credits (CS)

This is a repeatable course in which the content varies each year. Different faculty from a variety of programs across the College may teach this rotating course. The content depends on the faculty member's expertise and the needs and interests of the student population. Potential topics include a mix of SA and FA course topics including: The Designed Object, Experimental Printmaking, Mural Painting, Breaking the Frame, Mid-Century Modern Design and Thought, and The Art and Architecture of Catalonia, Spain (both with international travel components), and others. Prerequisites may be necessary for certain offerings.

SA 311 Life Drawing and 3-D Forms
3 credits (CS)

This course explores the relationship between two- and three-dimensional representation of the human form. Students draw and sculpt the figure, concentrating on proportion and anatomy. Emphasis is on personal artistic growth as well as process, technique and content. (Offered spring term) Prerequisite: SA 211 Figure Drawing.

SA 314 Intermediate Figure Drawing
3 credits (CS)

Intermediate Figure Drawing is a stacked course. This course allows students to undertake supervised intermediate work in figure drawing including: media, technique, form and concept.  It offers course work that builds on students’ prior experiences in the introductory figure drawing course.  Individual portfolio work is determined in consultation with the professor and a learning agreement is drawn up outlining the work the student will accomplish during the term. This learning agreement must be submitted electronically to the professor and is a critical component of this syllabus. This course may be taken twice for credit. Prerequisites:  SA 214 Figure Drawing.

SA 316 Intermediate Life Drawing and 3-D Forms
3 credits (CS)

Intermediate Life Drawing and 3-D Forms is a stacked course.  This course allows students to undertake supervised intermediate work in figure drawing and sculpture including: media, technique, form and concept.  It offers course work that builds on students’ prior experiences in Life Drawing and 3-D Forms course. Individual portfolio work is determined in consultation with the professor and a learning agreement is drawn up outlining the work the student will accomplish during the term. This learning agreement must be submitted electronically to the professor and is a critical component of this syllabus. Prerequisites: SA 311 Life Drawing and 3-D Forms.

SA 317 Intermediate Small Metals/Jewelry
3 credits (CS)

Intermediate Small Metals/Jewelry is a stacked course. This course allows students to undertake supervised intermediate work in small metals and/or jewelry including: media, technique, form and concept.  It offers course work that builds on students’ prior experiences in the introductory small metals and jewelry course. Individual portfolio work is determined in consultation with the professor and a learning agreement is drawn up outlining the work the student will accomplish during the term. This learning agreement must be submitted electronically to the professor and is a critical component of this syllabus. Prerequisites: SA 308 Small Metals/Jewelry.

SA 320 On Assignment: Location and Documentary Photography
3 credits (CS)

Students learn the techniques of documentary, photojournalistic and assignment photography. Students learn on assignment by creating their own photo stories and completing various editorial photographic assignments designed to mirror common assignments for publication. Students work on and learn to shoot both in-depth projects and single event assignments. Location lighting, environmental portraiture, event, fashion, sports, and action photography, pre shoot planning, access, ethics, model releases, working with the subject, and editorial strategies are covered. Students also study the work of well-known editorial photographers and photojournalists, both historic and contemporary to create an understanding of the history and development of documentary photography and its role in society, as well as to inspire more accomplished student work. Prerequisite: SA 161 Photography I and SA 263 Digital Photography or SA 276 Computer Imaging or SA 270 Studio Photography.

SA 321 Intermediate Painting
3 credits (CS)

Intermediate Painting is a stacked course. This course allows students to undertake supervised intermediate work in painting including: media, technique, form and concept.  It offers course work that builds on students’ prior experiences in the introductory painting course.  Individual portfolio work is determined in consultation with the professor and a learning agreement is drawn up outlining the work the student will accomplish during the term. This learning agreement must be submitted electronically to the professor and is a critical component of this syllabus. This course may be taken twice for credit. Prerequisite: SA 121 Painting.

SA 325 Large Format Photography and Fine Printing
3 credits (CS)
Large format cameras are capable of producing the highest photographic quality possible, and are thus the tool of choice for professional and fine art photographers when image quality is of paramount importance. In this course, students study the history, theory and use of these cameras, and produce their own body of creative work suitable for their professional portfolios. (Offered fall term) Prerequisite: SA 161 Photography I, SA 162 Black & White Photography.

SA 326 Intermediate Large Format Photography and Fine Printing
3 credits (CS)

Intermediate Large Format Photography & Fine Printing is a stacked course. This course allows students to undertake supervised intermediate work in large format photography including: technique, form and concept.  It offers course work that builds on students’ prior experiences in the introductory Large Format Photography course.  Individual portfolio work is determined in consultation with the professor and a learning agreement is drawn up outlining the work the student will accomplish during the term. This learning agreement must be submitted electronically to the professor and is a critical component of this syllabus. Prerequisite: SA 325 Large Format Photography & Fine Printing.

SA 327 Intermediate On Assignment
3 credits (CS)

Intermediate On Assignment Photography is a stacked course. This course allows students to undertake supervised intermediate work in on assignment photography including: technique, form and concept.  It offers course work that builds on students’ prior experiences in the introductory On Assignment Photography course.  Individual portfolio work is determined in consultation with the professor and a learning agreement is drawn up outlining the work the student will accomplish during the term. This learning agreement must be submitted electronically to the professor and is a critical component of this syllabus. Prerequisites: SA 320 On Assignment: Location and Documentary Photography.

SA 330 Forensic Photography
3 credits (CS)

This course examines the theory and techniques of forensic photography as a tool to aid in crime scene investigations, surveillance techniques, and presentation of photographic and imaging proof at trial. The methodologies used to teach this course include lectures, laboratory work, PowerPoint presentations, videotapes, case studies, and class discussions.  Students must provide their own digital SLR or digital camera with manual settings. Prerequisite: SA 161 Photography I.

SA 331 Intermediate Printmaking
3 credits (CS)

Intermediate Printmaking is a stacked course. This course allows students to undertake supervised intermediate work in printmaking including: technique, process and concept.  It offers course work that builds on students’ prior experiences in the introductory printmaking course.  Individual portfolio work is determined in consultation with the professor and a learning agreement is drawn up outlining the work the student will accomplish during the term. This learning agreement must be submitted electronically to the professor and is a critical component of this syllabus. This course may be taken twice for credit. Prerequisites: SA 231 Printmaking.

SA 341 Intermediate Ceramics
3 credits (CS)

Intermediate Ceramics is a stacked course. This course allows students to undertake supervised intermediate work in ceramics including: technique, form and concept.  It offers course work that builds on students’ prior experiences with introductory ceramics.  Individual portfolio work is determined in consultation with the professor and a learning agreement is drawn up outlining the work the student will accomplish during the term. This learning agreement must be submitted electronically to the professor and is a critical component of this syllabus. This course may be taken twice for credit. Prerequisites:  SA 241 Ceramics.

SA 342 Intermediate Sculpture
3 credits (CS)

Intermediate Sculpture is a stacked course. This course allows students to undertake supervised intermediate work in sculpture including: media, technique, form and concept.  It offers course work that builds on students’ prior experiences in the introductory sculpture course. Individual portfolio work is determined in consultation with the professor and a learning agreement is drawn up outlining the work the student will accomplish during the term. This learning agreement must be submitted electronically to the professor and is a critical component of this syllabus. This course may be taken twice for credit. Prerequisites: SA 242 Sculpture.

SA 360 Intermediate Black & White Film Photography 
3 credits (CS)

This course allows students to undertake supervised intermediate work in black and white darkroom photography including: 35mm or medium format film, straight or manipulated printing and series development . It offers course work that builds on students' prior experiences in the introductory Black/White Photography course. Prerequisite: SA 162 B/W Film Photography.

SA 361 Site and Space
3 credits (CS)

This course stresses advanced work in the concepts and techniques involved in making 2-D and 3-D works of art that respond to the issues of site and space. Students are introduced to pertinent contemporary artworks and develop innovative solutions to creative problems. (Offered fall term) Prerequisite: One Foundations course.

SA 363 Intermediate Digital Photography
3 credits (CS)

Intermediate Digital Photography is a stacked course. This course allows students to undertake supervised intermediate work in digital photography including: technique and concept.  It offers course work that builds on students’ prior experiences in the introductory digital photography course.  Individual portfolio work is determined in consultation with the professor and a learning agreement is drawn up outlining the work the student will accomplish during the term. This learning agreement must be submitted electronically to the professor and is a critical component of this syllabus. This course may be taken twice for credit.  Prerequisite: SA 263 Digital Photography.

SA 365 Alternative Processes
3 credits (CS)

This course introduces students to a wide range of alternative, experimental and historic photographic processes including cyanotypes, VanDyke Brown, and Gum Bichromate printing. Students will learn to achieve stunning and unique photographic effects utilizing these unusual techniques. In addition to weekly assignments, each student will realize a major project using the process of his or her choice. (Offered spring term) Prerequisite: SA 161 Photography I.

SA 368 Intermediate Time, Movement, Narrative
3 credits (CS)

Intermediate Time, Movement, Narrative is a stacked course.  This course allows students to undertake supervised intermediate work in time-based art including: technique, form and concept.  It offers course work that builds on students’ prior experiences in the introductory time-based course.  Individual portfolio work is determined in consultation with the professor and a learning agreement is drawn up outlining the work the student will accomplish during the term. This learning agreement must be submitted electronically to the professor and is a critical component of this syllabus. Prerequisites: SA 168 Time, Movement, Narrative.

SA 370 Intermediate Studio Photography
3 credits (CS)

Intermediate Studio Photography is a stacked course. This course allows students to undertake supervised intermediate work in studio photography including: technique and concept.  It offers course work that builds on students’ prior experiences in the introductory studio photography course.  Individual portfolio work is determined in consultation with the professor and a learning agreement is drawn up outlining the work the student will accomplish during the term. This learning agreement must be submitted electronically to the professor and is a critical component of this syllabus. This course may be taken twice for credit. Prerequisites: SA 270 Studio Photography.

SA 375 Intermediate Alternative Processes
3 credits (CS)

Intermediate Alternative Processes is a stacked course. This course allows students to undertake supervised intermediate work in alternative processes including: media, technique, form and concept.  It offers course work that builds on students’ prior experiences in the introductory Alternative Processes course.  Individual portfolio work is determined in consultation with the professor and a learning agreement is drawn up outlining the work the student will accomplish during the term. This learning agreement must be submitted electronically to the professor and is a critical component of this syllabus. Prerequisites: SA 365 Alternative Processes in Photography.

SA 376 Intermediate Computer Imaging
3 credits (CS)

Intermediate Computer Imaging is a stacked course. This course allows students to undertake supervised intermediate work in photographic manipulated imagery including: technique, form and concept.  It offers course work that builds on students’ prior experiences in digital photography and editing techniques.  Individual portfolio work is determined in consultation with the professor and a learning agreement is drawn up outlining the work the student will accomplish during the term. This learning agreement must be submitted electronically to the professor and is a critical component of this syllabus. This course may be taken twice for credit.  Prerequisites: SA 276 Computer Imaging.

SA 378 Intermediate Site and Space
3 credits (CS)

Intermediate Site and Space is a stacked course. This course allows students to undertake supervised intermediate work in site-based art including: media, technique, form and concept. It offers course work that builds on students’ prior experiences in Site and Space. Individual portfolio work is determined in consultation with the professor and a learning agreement is drawn up outlining the work the student will accomplish during the term. This learning agreement must be submitted electronically to the professor and is a critical component of this syllabus. Prerequisites: SA 361 Site and Space.

SA 381 Internship
3 credits (CS)

Studio Art and Photography internships provide students with the opportunity to gain valuable career experience, explore a specific career and create professional networks under professional guidance. Off-campus fieldwork (based on a learning contract signed by the student, site supervisor, and faculty sponsor), a seminar and reflective and research assignments enable students to connect the fieldwork with academics. An orientation session is required prior to fieldwork. (Offered fall, spring or summer term as needed) Prerequisites: SA 393 Internship Preparation.

SA 393 Internship Preparation
1 credit (CS)

This course, taken during the sophomore year, prepares students for their internships. Topics include: resume writing, cover letters, research, interview skills, and professional behavior. (Offered fall and spring terms)

SA 460 Advanced Black & White Film Photography
3 credits (CS)

This course allows students to undertake supervised advanced work in black and white darkroom photography including: 35mm or medium format film, straight or manipulated printing and series development. It offers course work that builds on students' prior experiences in the intermediate Black/White Photography course, giving them the opportunity to look back over their prior art making experiences and forward to future art-making. Prerequisite: SA 360 Int. Black & White Film Photography

SA 407 Advanced Graphic Forms
3 credits (CS)

Advanced Graphic Forms is a stacked course. This course allows students to undertake supervised advanced work in drawing including: media, technique, form and concept.  It offers course work that builds on students’ prior experiences in Intermediate Graphic Forms, giving them the opportunity to look back over their prior art making experiences and forward to future art-making. Individual portfolio work is determined in consultation with the professor and a learning agreement is drawn up outlining the work the student will accomplish during the term.  This learning agreement must be submitted electronically to the professor and is a critical component of this syllabus.  Prerequisites: SA 302 Graphic Forms and SA 307 Intermediate Graphic Forms.

SA 410 Professional Photography Practices
3 credits (CS)

In addition to teaching the practical aspects of setting up and maintaining a profitable photo business, this course will cover crucial professional topics such as getting and keeping clients, archiving images, First Amendment issues, libel and misappropriation of images, intellectual property and copyright laws, contracts, pricing, estimates, tax preparation, record keeping, self-promotion, portfolio preparation, model releases, and much more.

SA 414 Advanced Figure Drawing
3 credits (CS)

Advanced Figure Drawing is a stacked course. This course allows students to undertake supervised advanced work in figure drawing including: media, technique, form and concept.  It offers course work that builds on students’ prior experiences in Intermediate Figure Drawing, giving them the opportunity to back over their prior art making experiences and forward to future art-making.  Individual portfolio work is determined in consultation with the professor and a learning agreement is drawn up outlining the work the student will accomplish during the term.  This learning agreement must be submitted electronically to the professor and is a critical component of this syllabus. This course may be taken twice for credit. Prerequisites:  SA 214 Figure Drawing and SA 314 Intermediate Figure Drawing.

SA 416 Advanced Life Drawing and 3-D Forms
3 credits (CS)
Advanced Life Drawing and 3-D Forms is a stacked course. This course allows students to undertake supervised advanced work in figure drawing and/or sculpting including: media, technique, form and concept.  It offers course work that builds on students’ prior experiences in Intermediate Life Drawing and 3-D Forms, giving them the opportunity to look back over their prior art making experiences and forward to future art-making. Individual portfolio work is determined in consultation with the professor and a learning agreement is drawn up outlining the work the student will accomplish during the term.  This learning agreement must be submitted electronically to the professor and is a critical component of this syllabus. Prerequisites: SA 311 Life Drawing and SA 316 Intermediate Life Drawing and 3- D Forms.

SA 417 Small Metals/Jewelry
3 credits (CS)

Advanced Small Metals/Jewelry is a stacked course. This course allows students to undertake supervised advanced work in small metals and/or jewelry including: media, technique, form and concept.  It offers course work that builds on students’ prior experiences in Intermediate Small Metals/Jewelry, giving them the opportunity to look back over their prior art making experiences and forward to future art-making. Individual portfolio work is determined in consultation with the professor and a learning agreement is drawn up outlining the work the student will accomplish during the term.  This learning agreement must be submitted electronically to the professor and is a critical component of this syllabus.  Prerequisites: SA 308 Small Metals/Jewelry and SA 317 Intermediate Small Metals/Jewelry.

SA 421 Advanced Painting
3 credits (CS)

Advanced Painting is a stacked course. This course allows students to undertake supervised advanced work in painting including: media, technique, form and concept.  It offers course work that builds on students’ prior experiences in the Intermediate Painting course, giving them the opportunity to look back over their prior art making experiences and forward to future art-making.  Individual portfolio work is determined in consultation with the professor and a learning agreement is drawn up outlining the work the student will accomplish during the term.  This learning agreement must be submitted electronically to the professor and is a critical component of this syllabus. This course may be taken twice for credit.  Prerequisites: SA 121 Painting and SA 321 Intermediate Painting.

SA 426 Advanced Large Format Photography and Fine Printing
3 credits (CS)
Advanced Large Format Photography & Fine Printing is a stacked course. This course allows students to undertake supervised advanced work in large format photography including: technique, form and concept.  It offers course work that builds on students’ prior experiences in the Intermediate Large Format Photography & Fine Printing course, giving them the opportunity to look back over their prior art making experiences and forward to future art-making.  Individual portfolio work is determined in consultation with the professor and a learning agreement is drawn up outlining the work the student will accomplish during the term.  This learning agreement must be submitted electronically to the professor and is a critical component of this syllabus.  Prerequisites: SA 325 Large Format Photography & Fine Printing and SA 326 Intermediate Large Format Photography & Fine Printing.

SA 427 Advanced On Assignment
3 credits (CS)
Advanced On Assignment Photography is a stacked course. This course allows students to undertake supervised advanced work in on assignment photography including: technique, form and concept.  It offers course work that builds on students’ prior experiences in the Intermediate On Assignment course, giving them the opportunity to look back over their prior art making experiences and forward to future art-making.  Individual portfolio work is determined in consultation with the professor and a learning agreement is drawn up outlining the work the student will accomplish during the term.  This learning agreement must be submitted electronically to the professor and is a critical component of this syllabus.  Prerequisites: SA 320 On Assignment: Location and Documentary Photography and SA 327 Intermediate On Assignment Photography.

SA 431 Advanced Printmaking
3 credits (CS)

Advanced Printmaking is a stacked course. This course allows students to undertake supervised advanced work in printmaking including: technique, process and concept.  It offers course work that builds on students’ prior experiences in Intermediate Printmaking, giving them the opportunity to look back over their prior art making experiences and forward to future art-making.  Individual portfolio work is determined in consultation with the professor and a learning agreement is drawn up outlining the work the student will accomplish during the term. This learning agreement must be submitted electronically to the professor and is a critical component of this syllabus. This course may be taken twice for credit. Prerequisites: SA 231 Printmaking and SA 331 Intermediate Printmaking.

SA 441 Advanced Ceramics
3 credits (CS)

Advanced Ceramics is a stacked course. This course allows students to undertake supervised advanced work in ceramics including: technique, form and concept.  It offers course work that builds on students’ prior experiences in Intermediate Ceramics, giving them the opportunity to look back over their prior art making experiences and forward to future art-making.  Individual portfolio work is determined in consultation with the professor and a learning agreement is drawn up outlining the work the student will accomplish during the term. This learning agreement must be submitted electronically to the professor and is a critical component of this syllabus. This course may be taken twice for credit. Prerequisites: SA 241 Ceramics and SA 341 Intermediate Ceramics.

SA 442 Advanced Sculpture
3 credits (CS)
Advanced Sculpture is a stacked course. This course allows students to undertake supervised advanced work in sculpture including: media, technique, form and concept.  It offers course work that builds on students’ prior experiences in Intermediate Sculpture, giving them the opportunity to look back over their prior art making experiences and forward to future art-making. Individual portfolio work is determined in consultation with the professor and a learning agreement is drawn up outlining the work the student will accomplish during the term.  This learning agreement must be submitted electronically to the professor and is a critical component of this syllabus. This course may be taken twice for credit.  Prerequisites: SA 242 Sculpture and SA 342 Intermediate Sculpture.

SA 463 Advanced Digital Photography
3 credits (CS)

Advanced Digital Photography is a stacked course. This course allows students to undertake supervised advanced work in digital photography including: technique and concept.  It offers course work that builds on students’ prior experiences in the Intermediate Digital Photography course, giving them the opportunity to look back over their prior art making experiences and forward to future art-making.  Individual portfolio work is determined in consultation with the professor and a learning agreement is drawn up outlining the work the student will accomplish during the term.  This learning agreement must be submitted electronically to the professor and is a critical component of this syllabus. This course may be taken twice for credit.  Prerequisites: SA 263 Digital Photography and SA 363 Intermediate Digital Photography.

SA 468 Advanced Time, Movement, Narrative
3 credits (CS)

Advanced Time, Movement, Narrative is a stacked course. This course allows students to undertake supervised advanced work in time-based art including: technique, form and concept.  It offers course work that builds on students’ prior experiences in Intermediate Time, Movement, Narrative, giving them the opportunity to look back over their prior art making experiences and forward to future art-making.  Individual portfolio work is determined in consultation with the professor and a learning agreement is drawn up outlining the work the student will accomplish during the term.  This learning agreement must be submitted electronically to the professor and is a critical component of this syllabus. Prerequisites: SA 168 Time, Movement, Narrative and SA 368 Intermediate Time, Movement, Narrative.

SA 470 Advanced Studio Photography
3 credits (CS)
Advanced Studio Photography is a stacked course. This course allows students to undertake supervised advanced work in studio photography including: technique and concept.  It offers course work that builds on students’ prior experiences in the Intermediate Studio Photography course, giving them the opportunity to look back over their prior art making experiences and forward to future art-making.  Individual portfolio work is determined in consultation with the professor and a learning agreement is drawn up outlining the work the student will accomplish during the term.  This learning agreement must be submitted electronically to the professor and is a critical component of this syllabus. This course may be taken twice for credit.  Prerequisites: SA 270 Studio Photography and SA 370 Intermediate Studio Photography.

SA 475 Advanced Alternative Processes 
3 credits (CS)

Advanced Alternative Processes is a stacked course. This course allows students to undertake supervised advanced work in alternative processes including: media, technique, form and concept. It offers course work that builds on students’ prior experiences in the Intermediate Alternative Processes course, giving them the opportunity to look back over their prior art making experiences and forward to future art-making. Individual portfolio work is determined in consultation with the professor and a learning agreement is drawn up outlining the work the student will accomplish during the term. This learning agreement must be submitted electronically to the professor and is a critical component of this syllabus.  Prerequisites: SA 365 Alternative Processes in Photography and SA 375  Intermediate Alternative Processes.

SA 476 Advanced Computer Imaging
3 credits (CS)

Advanced Computer Imaging is a stacked course. This course allows students to undertake supervised advanced work in computer imaging including: technique, form and concept.  It offers course work that builds on students’ prior experiences in the Intermediate Computer Imaging course, giving them the opportunity to look back over their prior art making experiences and forward to future art-making.  Individual portfolio work is determined in consultation with the professor and a learning agreement is drawn up outlining the work the student will accomplish during the term.  This learning agreement must be submitted electronically to the professor and is a critical component of this syllabus. This course may be taken twice for credit. Prerequisites: SA 276 Computer Imaging and SA 376 Intermediate Computer Imaging.

SA 478 Advanced Site and Space
3 credits (CS)

Advanced Site and Space is a stacked course. This course allows students to undertake supervised advanced work in site-based art including: media, technique, form and concept. It offers course work that builds on students’ prior experiences in Intermediate Site and Space, giving them the opportunity to look back over their prior art making experiences and forward to future art-making. Individual portfolio work is determined in consultation with the professor and a learning agreement is drawn up outlining the work the student will accomplish during the term. This learning agreement must be submitted electronically to the professor and is a critical component of this syllabus. Prerequisites: SA 361 Site and Space and SA 357 Intermediate Site and Space.

SA 481 Internship
3 credits (CS)
Studio Art and Photography internships provide students with such a valuable opportunity to gain valuable career experience that it may be desirable to complete a second internship. Students may choose to deepen their experience the same or related field or to explore a distinct professional opportunity to broaden their knowledge. Off-campus fieldwork (based on a learning contract signed by the student, site supervisor, and faculty sponsor), a seminar and reflective and research assignments enable students to connect the fieldwork with academics. An orientation session is required prior to fieldwork. (Offered fall, spring or summer term as needed) Prerequisites: SA 393.

SA 493 Professional Practices and Portfolio
3 credits (CS)

Students build and refine their portfolios to a professional level in preparation for career placement. They explore employment opportunities, examine career goals, and write and design their resumes and self-promotional packages. Students learn general business skills: how to develop professional relationships; research and apply for a variety of opportunities in the arts; understand contracts and other business documents; negotiate and estimate fees and price points; address ethical and legal issues, including copyright issues; how to brand and market themselves; and how to best present their portfolios. A speaker series will introduce students to a variety of careers. (Offered spring term)

SA 498 Senior Project: Research and Development
3 credits (CS)

This is the first term of a linked two-term capstone course in Studio Art. Students propose, research, and initiate work on a major creative project and a related research paper linking students’ academic experiences to their professional goals. Over the course of the semester, each student meets with an active professional from the field of studio art or photography. This professional contact provides valuable and appropriate feedback for the student toward his or her work and career plans. Student must pass with a "C" or better. (Offered fall term)

SA 499 Senior Project: Thesis Exhibition
3 credits (CS)

This is the culminating term of a linked two-term capstone course in studio art. Students complete work on a major creative project resulting in a professionally installed exhibition. In conjunction with the exhibit, each student completes an oral defense in which he or she presents the year’s work to a committee of faculty and professionals. During the semester, each student meets with an active professional from a related field, who provides valuable and appropriate feedback for the student. (Offered spring term) Student must pass with a "C" or better. Prerequisite: SA 498 Senior Project: Research and Development. (Offered spring term)