Art (ART)

ART F101      Introduction to Ceramics
3 Credits

Offered As Demand Warrants

Making and firing clay objects. Study of clay methods, forming decorations, glazing and firing. For beginning students only.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 0

ART F104      Introduction to Drawing
1-3 Credits

Offered As Demand Warrants

Still life, portrait, interior and landscape compositions using basic drawing materials. Emphasizes self-expression by developing spontaneous artistic ideas into a more focused style. For the student with little or no training in drawing to explore his or her drawing abilities.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 1-3 + 0 + 0

ART F105      Beginning Drawing      (h)
3 Credits

Basic elements in drawing. Emphasis on a variety of techniques and media.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 1 + 4 + 0

ART F127      Introduction to Weaving      (h)
3 Credits

Fundamentals of weaving taught through basic techniques and processes for four-shaft loom woven structures. Includes loom terminology and function, warping and threading, basic pattern drafting and designing, color and texture. Introduces tapestry techniques.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 1 + 4 + 0

ART F161      Two-Dimensional Digital Design      (h)
3 Credits

This course provides an introduction to design principles and digital skills necessary for fine arts students. The course covers fundamentals of visual design, drawing, and painting techniques on computer. Special fees apply.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 1 + 4 + 0

ART F162      Color and Design      (h)
3 Credits

Fundamentals of pictorial form, color principles and interactions. Emphasis on traditional art media rendered two dimensionally on paper. This course is recommended for students becoming B.A., B.F.A. Drawing, Painting, and Printmaking majors.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 1 + 4 + 0

ART F163      Three-Dimensional Design      (h)
3 Credits

Provides an introduction to fundamental concepts and organization of three-dimensional forms, which include but are not limited to the applied arts and industrial design. Various materials such as clay, glass, metal and wood will be utilized. This course is recommended for students becoming B.A. or B.F.A. Art majors in Ceramics, Metalsmithing, Native Art and Sculpture.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 1 + 4 + 0

ART F200X      Explorations in Art      (h)
3 Credits

Understanding and appreciation of art through exploration of its diverse styles, influences and developments. Topics include the creative process, artistic forms of expression, historical and cultural contexts, the role of the artist in society and popular movements and trends.

Prerequisites: placement in ENGL F111X or higher; sophomore standing; or permission of instructor.

Attributes: UAF Core Aesthetic Appreciatio, UAF GER Arts Req

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 0

ART F201      Beginning Ceramics      (h)
3 Credits

Foundation experience with clay. Overview of the medium of ceramics and its possibilities.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 1 + 4 + 0

ART F205      Intermediate Drawing      (h)
3 Credits

Exploration of pictorial composition and creative interpretation of subjects.

Prerequisites: ART F105.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 1 + 4 + 0

ART F207      Beginning Printmaking      (h)
3 Credits

Concepts and techniques of printmaking. Subject areas taken from relief, intaglio, serigraphy and lithography.

Prerequisites: ART F105; ART F161 or ART F162 or ART F163; or permission of instructor.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 1 + 4 + 0

ART F209      Beginning Metalsmithing and Jewelry      (h)
3 Credits

Basic techniques of fine metalsmithing and jewelry.

Prerequisites: ART F105; ART F161 or ART F162 or ART F163; or permission of instructor.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 1 + 4 + 0

ART F211      Beginning Sculpture      (h)
3 Credits

Basic sculpture techniques and principles.

Prerequisites: ART F105; ART F161 or ART F162 or ART F163; or permission of instructor.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 1 + 4 + 0

ART F213      Beginning Painting (Acrylic or Oil)      (h)
3 Credits

Basic materials and techniques in either medium. Pictorial principles and organization of paintings.

Prerequisites: ART F105; ART F161 or ART F162 or ART F163; or permission of instructor.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 1 + 4 + 0

ART F223      Watercolor Painting      (h)
3 Credits

Offered As Demand Warrants

Painting in various transparent and opaque media (watercolor, tempera, polymer, casein). Emphasis on techniques and subjects.

Prerequisites: ART F105; ART F161 or ART F162 or ART F163; or permission of instructor.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 1 + 4 + 0

ART F227      Woven Fabric Design      (h)
3 Credits

Continuation of ART F127. Exploration of color and texture in loom structures. Includes basic fiber technology and color theory. Topics vary each semester and include blocks, units, laces, twills and R.A.G.S. recycle. Course may be repeated for credit when topic changes.

Prerequisites: ART F127.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 1 + 4 + 0

ART F231      Previsualization and Preproduction for Digital Cinema      (h)
3 Credits

Offered Fall

Previsualization is a collaborative process that generates preliminary versions of shots or sequences, predominantly using 3D animation tools and a virtual environment. It enables filmmakers to visually explore creative ideas, plan technical solutions and communicate a shared vision for efficient production. Laying a foundation for cinema production, this course will explore screenwriting, storyboarding, previsualization animation, animatics and film pre-production approaches. This course will focus on developing original stories for animation or dramatic film productions and preparing those concepts for cinematic production.

Cross-listed with FLPA F231.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 0

ART F233      Beginning Field Painting      (h)
1 Credit

Offered As Demand Warrants

Introductory course consists of three or four days painting at outdoor locations, usually in the summer. Lectures and directed study are used to establish student understanding of landscape painting from drawing and/or small painted studies to finished oil and acrylic paintings. Use of basic painting and drawing materials will be covered. Concepts of space, light, color, composition, scale and specific elements of landscape paintings such as water, reflections, skies, aerial and linear perspective will be addressed. Sessions will be in the field with some supporting sessions in the studio. Courses in the past have been held at Denali, McCarthy, Brooks Range, Valdez and Cordova.

Recommended: ART F105; ART F213.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 0.5 + 1.5 + 0

ART F261X      History of World Art      (h)
3 Credits

Offered Fall

Origins of art and its development from the beginning through contemporary painting, sculpture and architecture. ART F261X-F262X may be taken in reverse order; however, course content is presented in a chronological sequence beginning with fall semester.

Prerequisites: Sophomore standing.

Attributes: UAF GER Arts Req

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 0

ART F262X      History of World Art      (h)
3 Credits

Offered Spring

Origins of art and its development from the beginning through contemporary painting, sculpture and architecture. ART F261X-F262X may be taken in reverse order; however, course content is presented in a chronological sequence beginning with fall semester.

Prerequisites: Sophomore standing.

Attributes: UAF GER Arts Req

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 0

ART F268      Beginning Native Art Studio      (h, a)
3 Credits

Understanding and applying the traditional designs and technologies of Native art.

Prerequisites: ART F105 or permission of instructor.

Cross-listed with ANS F268.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 1 + 4 + 0

ART F271      Beginning Computer Art      (h)
3 Credits

Offered Fall

Basic techniques of computer art. The course covers basic animation, motion graphics, digital painting and digital design.

Prerequisites: ART F161.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 1 + 4 + 0

ART F283      Basic Darkroom Photography      (h)
3 Credits

Photography fundamentals, including use of an adjustable camera, film and exposure techniques, filters and flash techniques. Darkroom procedures including black and white film processing and printing, photograph design and composition. Students must have use of an adjustable camera.

Cross-listed with JRN F203.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 2 + 3 + 0

ART F284      Basic Digital Photography      (h)
3 Credits

Introduction to the technical and aesthetic aspects of basic digital photography via digital SLR cameras and editing through digital photo suites such as Adobe Photoshop. Students are expected to have intermediate computer knowledge. Topics include controlling digital SLRs on manual settings, photographing creatively, basic and advanced editing techniques, negative scanning and digital printing.

Cross-listed with JRN F204.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 0

ART F301      Intermediate Ceramics      (h)
3 Credits

Continuation of beginning ceramics. Emphasis on developing proficiency in ceramic studio practices and processes.

Prerequisites: ART F201 or permission of instructor.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 1 + 4 + 0

ART F305      Advanced Drawing      (h)
3 Credits

Offered Spring

Development and refinement of individual problems in drawing. Can be repeated for credit with permission of instructor.

Prerequisites: ART F205 or permission of instructor.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 1 + 4 + 0

ART F307      Intermediate Printmaking      (h)
3 Credits

Continuation of ART F207 with emphasis on refinement of technique and color printing.

Prerequisites: ART F207 or permission of instructor.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 1 + 4 + 0

ART F309      Intermediate Metalsmithing and Jewelry      (h)
3 Credits

Further investigation of material processes and techniques; some emphasis on design.

Prerequisites: ART F209 or permission of instructor.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 1 + 4 + 0

ART F311      Intermediate Sculpture      (h)
3 Credits

Exploration in materials and concepts of sculpture. Emphasis on personal creativity and skill development.

Prerequisites: ART F211 or permission of instructor.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 1 + 4 + 0

ART F313      Intermediate Painting      (O, h)
3 Credits

Continued development of expressive skills in painting in any media. Emphasis on pictorial and conceptual problems.

Prerequisites: ART F213; COMM F131X or COMM F141X.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 1 + 4 + 0

ART F324      Watercolor Painting and Composition      (h)
3 Credits

Offered Every Third Spring

Development of individual approach to watercolor media. Can be repeated for credit with permission of instructor.

Prerequisites: ART F223.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 1 + 4 + 0

ART F333      Intermediate Field Painting      (h)
1 Credit

Offered As Demand Warrants

Intermediate course consists of three or four days painting at outdoor locations, usually in the summer. Lectures and directed study are used to broaden student understanding of landscape painting from drawings and/or small painted studies to finished oil and acrylic paintings. Concepts of space, light, color, composition, scale and specific elements of landscape paintings such as water, reflections, skies, aerial and linear perspective will be addressed. Sessions will be in the field with some supporting sessions in the studio. Courses in the past have been held at Denali, McCarthy, Brooks Range, Valdez and Cordova.

Prerequisites: ART F213 or ART F233.

Recommended: ART F105; ART F205.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 0.5 + 1.5 + 0

ART F347      Lighting Design      (O, h)
3 Credits

Offered Fall Even-numbered Years

Principles and techniques of theatrical lighting design. The student will conduct practical experiments and design projects applying the experience gained. Student will spend approximately $40 for materials for this class.

Prerequisites: COMM F131X or COMM F141X.

Recommended: FLPA F241.

Cross-listed with FLPA F347.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 0

ART F363      History of Modern Art      (W, h)
3 Credits

Offered Spring Odd-numbered Years

Development of modern art forms and theories in the visual arts from the late 19th century to the present. Concentration on the artistic pluralism of 20th century art forms: Cubism, Futurism, Surrealism, Expressionism, Constructivism, Nonobjective Art, Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, Realism and many other "isms."

Prerequisites: ART F262X; ENGL F111X; ENGL F211X or ENGL F213X; or permission of instructor.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 0

ART F364      Italian Renaissance Art      (W, h)
3 Credits

Offered Spring Even-numbered Years

Development of the Renaissance from early Florentine to the High Renaissance of Venice. Study of art by Massacio, Michelangelo, DaVinci, Titian, etc.

Prerequisites: ART F261X; ENGL F111X; ENGL F211X or ENGL F213X; or permission of instructor.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 0

ART F365      Native Art of Alaska      (W, h, a)
3 Credits

Offered Fall

Art forms of the Eskimo, Indian and Aleut from prehistory to the present. Changes in forms through the centuries.

Prerequisites: Advanced standing or permission of instructor.

Cross-listed with ANS F365; ANTH F365.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 0

ART F368      Intermediate Native Art Studio      (h, a)
3 Credits

Understanding and applying advanced traditional designs and technologies of Native art.

Prerequisites: ART F268 or permission of instructor.

Cross-listed with ANS F368.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 1 + 4 + 0

ART F371      Digital Imaging      (O, h)
3 Credits

This course focuses on creating and manipulating digital images, including digital painting and photography. The varied ethical issues engendered by this expertise will be addressed in depth. Skills in knowledge useful for digital photography, digital video compositing and digital painting will be covered.

Prerequisites: ART F161 or ART F271 or ART F284 or JRN F204 or FLPA F260 or JRN F290; COMM F131X or COMM F141X.

Cross-listed with JRN F371; FLPA F371.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 1 + 4 + 0

ART F401      Advanced Ceramics      (h)
3 Credits

Emphasis on developing as aesthetically perceptive and technically proficient ceramic artist. Individual and group projects include kiln firings. May be repeated for credit with permission of instructor.

Prerequisites: ART F301 or permission of instructor.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 1 + 4 + 0

ART F402      Anthropology of Art      (s)
3 Credits

Offered As Demand Warrants

Anthropological study of art in cross-cultural perspective. Social context of art production and use, cross-cultural variations in definition of an artist's role.

Prerequisites: Senior standing or permission of instructor.

Cross-listed with ANTH F402.

Stacked with ANTH F602, ART F602.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 0

ART F407      Advanced Printmaking      (O, h)
3 Credits

Individual development of technical and creative processes. May be repeated for credit with permission of instructor.

Prerequisites: ART F307; COMM F131X or COMM F141X.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 1 + 4 + 0

ART F409      Advanced Metalsmithing and Jewelry      (h)
3 Credits

Materials and processes; introduction to holloware skills and forging. May be repeated for credit with permission of instructor.

Prerequisites: ART F309 or permission of instructor.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 1 + 4 + 0

ART F411      Advanced Sculpture      (h)
3 Credits

Principles, practices and concepts of sculpture. May be repeated for credit with permission of instructor.

Prerequisites: ART F311 or permission of instructor.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 1 + 4 + 0

ART F412      Portrait Photography
3 Credits

Offered Fall

This course will teach the student who has basic or advanced exposure and printing skills to further their understanding of the principles and techniques of portrait photography. Students will work with SLR or DSLR cameras and editing through a digital photo suite such as Adobe Photoshop. Students will learn to perfect their exposures and portrait skills, work with models, and handle studio strobes and equipment using traditional and digital media. Assignments will focus on both technical and aesthetic concerns. In-class critiques will provide feedback on students' work and weekly slide shows will provide insight on historical and contemporary portrait photographers.

Prerequisites: ART F483 or JRN F402; ART F487 or JRN F407 or permission of instructor.

Cross-listed with JRN F412.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 0

ART F413      Advanced Painting      (O, h)
3 Credits

Individual experimentation and technical/conceptual development in painting. Can be repeated for credit with permission of instructor.

Prerequisites: ART F313; COMM F131X or COMM F141X.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 1 + 4 + 0

ART F417      Lithography      (h)
3 Credits

Offered Every Third Spring

An exploration of stone and metal plate lithography. May be repeated for credit with permission of instructor.

Prerequisites: ART F105; ART F207; or permission of instructor.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 1 + 4 + 0

ART F419      Life Drawing      (h)
3 Credits

Drawing from life; study of artistic anatomy. May be repeated for credit with permission of instructor.

Prerequisites: ART F305 or permission of instructor.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 1 + 4 + 0

ART F424      Field Artists of the North      (O, h, a)
3 Credits

Offered As Demand Warrants

Study of field artists and their work, from the explorer artists of yesteryear to today's field artists using a variety of traditional and contemporary media in their creations. Students will conceive and conduct their own study projects, producing a body of work that will demonstrate the principles and practice of a field artist.

Prerequisites: ART F105; a studio art course (ART F161, ART F162, ART F163, ART F205, ART F211, ART F213 or JRN F203); COMM F131X or COMM F141X.

Stacked with ART F624; NORS F624.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 0

ART F425      Visual Images of the North      (W, a)
3 Credits

Examination of the imagery of the people and landscapes of the polar regions, centering on such issues as depiction of Arctic peoples and customs by Europeans, documentary versus artistic goals, translations from original sketches to published images, relationship of polar imagery to prevailing historical styles and the influence of changing world views on modes of polar representation between the 16th and 20th centuries.

Prerequisites: ENGL F111X; ENGL F211X or F213X; or permission of instructor.

Cross-listed with NORS F425.

Stacked with ART F625.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 0

ART F427      Relief      (h)
3 Credits

Offered Every Third Fall

Woodcut and monotype with emphasis on color. May be repeated for credit with permission of instructor.

Prerequisites: ART F105; ART F207; ART F213; or permission of instructor.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 1 + 4 + 0

ART F433      Advanced Field Painting      (h)
1 Credit

Offered As Demand Warrants

Advanced course consists of three or four days painting at outdoor locations, usually in the summer. Lectures and directed study are used to broaden and develop student understanding of landscape painting from drawings and/or small painted studies to finished oil and acrylic paintings. Concepts of space, light, color, composition, scale and specific elements of landscape paintings such as water, reflections, skies, aerial and linear perspective will be addressed. Emphasis will be on individual experimentation and technical/conceptual development. Sessions will be in the field with some supporting sessions in the studio. Courses in the past have been held at Denali, McCarthy, Brooks Range, Valdez and Cordova.

Prerequisites: ART F313 or ART F333.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 0.5 + 1.5 + 0

ART F437      Intaglio      (h)
3 Credits

Intaglio printmaking with emphasis on experimentation and color photo intaglio printing. May be repeated for credit with permission of instructor.

Prerequisites: ART F105; ART F162; ART F207; or permission of instructor.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 1 + 4 + 0

ART F447      Silkscreen      (h)
3 Credits

Offered As Demand Warrants

Silkscreen printing with photo process. May be repeated for credit with permission of instructor.

Prerequisites: ART F105; ART F162; ART F207; or permission of instructor.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 1 + 4 + 0

ART F453      Kiln Design and Construction      (h)
3 Credits

Offered As Demand Warrants

Kiln design and construction including building and firing a kiln. May be repeated for credit with permission of instructor.

Prerequisites: ART F201 or permission of instructor.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 1 + 4 + 0

ART F458      Elementary Internship      (O)
3-15 Credits

Supervised teaching in elementary schools approved by the School of Education. Students should expect to be involved in the school setting for some or all of the school day (depending on the number of credits taken) for the entire university semester. The School of Education may limit enrollment, determine assignments and cancel the registration of students doing unsatisfactory work. Post-baccalaureate students must be admitted to the Art K-12 licensure program. Passing Praxis I scores.

Prerequisites: COMM F131X or COMM F141X; successful completion of methods practicum and methods course-work with a C or better.

Cross-listed with ED F452.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 1 + 0 + 42

ART F459      Secondary Internship      (O)
3-15 Credits

Supervised teaching in secondary schools approved by the School of Education. Students should expect to be involved in the school setting for some or all of the school day (depending upon number of credits taken) for the entire university semester. The School of Education may limit enrollment, determine assignments and cancel the registration of students doing unsatisfactory work. Post-baccalaureate students must be admitted to K-12 Art licensure program. Passing Praxis I scores.

Prerequisites: COMM F131X or COMM F141X; successful completion of methods practicum and methods course work with a C or better.

Cross-listed with ED F453.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 1 + 0 + 42

ART F460      Cross-Cultural Filmmaking      (h)
3 Credits

Offered Fall Odd-numbered Years

The use of film as a documentary tool for describing and understanding scientific and cultural phenomenon has led to the education of generations. Understanding the implications of our film work with a theoretical base for cultural understanding, scientific need and educational potentials will strengthen the film's integrity and production methods in creating video documents useful as a scientific/cultural record. Pre- production will include research of archival visual media, oral histories and print materials; analysis of educational and scientific funding and distribution options and preliminary interviews, location scouting and film treatment. Production will include time on location with small film crews, media logging and record keeping. Post- production will include basic editing of sequences for distribution.Cross-listed: ANTH F460; FLPA F460

Prerequisites: Junior, senior or graduate standing or permission of instructor.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 0

ART F463      Seminar in Art History      (h)
3 Credits

Offered Fall Odd-numbered Years

A seminar providing a forum for discussion of a particular historical period or art historical idea. Topics vary each semester and will not be repeated during a two-year period. Topics include: art since 1945, women in twentieth-century art, the American landscape tradition, etc.

Stacked with ART F663.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 0

ART F465      Advanced Photography Seminar
3 Credits

Offered Spring

Advanced discussion photographic topics. Topics range from the photographic essay to the history of photography and working in series. Weekly classroom meetings supplemented by field, studio and darkroom sessions.

Prerequisites: JRN F402 or ART F483; JRN F404; or permission of instructor.

Cross-listed with JRN F405.

Stacked with JRN F605 and ART F665.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 2 + 3 + 0

ART F467      Photoprocess Printmaking      (h)
3 Credits

Offered Every Third Spring

Production of etchings, lithographs and silkscreen prints using photo mechanical processes. Elements of electrophotography and desktop publishing explored. May be repeated for credit with permission of instructor.

Prerequisites: ART F105; ART F207; ART F262X; or permission of instructor.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 1 + 4 + 0

ART F468      Advanced Native Art Studio      (h, a)
3 Credits

Advanced traditional designs and technologies of Native art. Use of contemporary materials to interpret traditional forms. May be repeated for credit with permission of instructor.

Prerequisites: ART F368 or permission of instructor.

Cross-listed with ANS F468.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 1 + 4 + 0

ART F469      Architecture: Art, Design, Technology and Social Impact      (W, h)
3 Credits

Offered Spring Even-numbered Years

Concepts of environmental, urban and industrial design. Relationship of human and natural environment is stressed in this history of architecture with special attention given to contemporary conditions in urban areas and effects of industrialization and mechanization on human living and working spaces, artistic design and aesthetics.

Prerequisites: ART F261X and ART F262X or HUM F201X ENGL F111X; ENGL F211X or ENGL F213X; or permission of instructor.

Cross-listed with HUM F469.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 0

ART F471      Advanced Digital Design      (O, h)
3 Credits

Offered Spring

Project-oriented class in graphic design with applications from journalism to fine and commercial art. Students will be expected to have a background in programs likely to include web design, digital photography and graphic design. May be repeated for credit with permission of instructor.

Prerequisites: COMM F131X or COMM F141X; JRN F250; JRN F350 or ART F371 or JRN F371; one college level studio art course.

Cross-listed with JRN F471.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 1 + 4 + 0

ART F472      3D Animation      (O, h)
3 Credits

Offered Fall

Concept and technique of 3D computer-generated animation with applications in fine and commercial art and science. Students will produce a series of three dimensional animation projects which will introduce them to the tools and concepts used by animation and visualization professionals.Note: May be repeated for credit. or equivalent; COMM F131X or COMM F141X.Prerequisites: ART/FLPA F231; ART/FLPA F371;

Cross-listed with FLPA F472; JRN F472.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 1 + 4 + 0

ART F474      History of the Role of the Artist      (W, h)
3 Credits

Offered Spring Even-numbered Years

Survey of theory and practices of professional training and education of the artist in relationship to political, social and philosophical conditions.

Prerequisites: ENGL F111X; ENGL F211X or ENGL F213X; or permission of instructor.

Recommended: ART F261X; ART F262X.

Stacked with ART F673.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 0

ART F475      Digital Video Compositing      (h)
3 Credits

Offered As Demand Warrants

Digital compositing techniques for creating moving imagery. The course covers video manipulation, layering images, synthesizing realistic video imagery, integration of live action and computer generated animation. Course can be repeated for a total of nine credits with permission of instructor.

Prerequisites: ART F472 or JRN F472 or FLPA F472 or equivalent.

Cross-listed with FLPA F475.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 1 + 4 + 0

ART F483      Advanced Photography      (h)
3 Credits

Offered Spring

Continuation of JRN F203/ART F28. Emphasis on continuing development of photographic skills by application of basic technical skills to a variety of areas of photography.

Prerequisites: JRN F203 or ART F283 or instructor permission.

Cross-listed with JRN F402.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 2 + 3 + 0

ART F484      Multimedia Theory and Practice      (h)
3 Credits

Offered Spring

Study of techniques needed to produce multimedia with a special project for a university or community agency as the required final project. For the purpose of this course multimedia is defined as computer-based, user-driven products with audio, visual and text components and also video or film where appropriate. Primary program is Flash. plus some mastery of a specialty in writing, art, or television production.

Prerequisites: Understanding of computer graphics programs like Illustrator, Freehand, etc.

Cross-listed with JRN F484.

Stacked with ART F684 and JRN F684.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 3 + 0

ART F487      Digital Darkroom
3 Credits

Offered Fall

Learn to make ink jet prints from various photographic sources, including digital capture and scanned film. Emphasis on applying Photoshop methods for making fine prints in black and white and color.

Prerequisite: JRN F203 or ART F283 or permission of instructor.

Cross-listed with JRN F407.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 2.5 + 2 + 0

ART F488      Professional Practices
3 Credits

This class provides a foundation of practical information for students as they begin to consider various career options in the visual arts. Topics include writing about the students' own artwork, methods for installing art exhibits, self-promotion, developing application materials for residencies and grants, as well as issues of health and safety. This face-to-face class is augmented with additional methods of instruction such as online video tutorials, behind the scenes visits to the UA Museum of the North, community galleries and guest presentations by professional artists.

Prerequisites: Junior standing or permission of instructor.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 0

ART F490      Current Problems
3 Credits

Offered Fall Even-numbered Years

A forum for discussion of those aesthetic and professional problems confronted by artists. Topics are agreed upon by instructor and students, and students research and lead discussion on these topics. Topics may include: approaches to figuration of contemporary painting and sculpture, health hazards for the professional artist, portfolio development and access to galleries, making art far from major cultural centers, etc.

Stacked with ART F690.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 0

ART F492      SEM:
1-6 Credits

Lecture + Lab + Other: 1-6 + 0 + 0

ART F498      Undergraduate Research
1-3 Credits

Lecture + Lab + Other: 1-3 + 0 + 0

ART F499      Thesis Project
1-3 Credits

Directed work toward individual exhibition; completed outside regularly scheduled classes. Required for B.F.A. candidates.

Prerequisites: Senior standing.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 0 + 0 + 0

ART F601      Ceramics
1-6 Credits

Offered As Demand Warrants

Exploration of selected topics in ceramics with lectures, demonstrations, independent research and production of ceramics at a level commensurate with graduate standing. May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: Graduate standing or permission of instructor.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 0 + 0 + 0

ART F602      Anthropology of Art
3 Credits

Offered As Demand Warrants

Anthropological study of art in cross-cultural perspective. Social context of art production and use, cross-cultural variations in definition of an artist's role.

Prerequisites: Senior standing or permission of instructor.

Cross-listed with ANTH F602.

Stacked with ART F402, ANTH F402 .

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 0

ART F603      Graduate Photography
2-6 Credits

Offered As Demand Warrants

Exploration of selected topics in photography, with lectures, demonstrations, independent research and production of photography at a level commensurate with graduate standing. May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: Graduate standing or permission of instructor.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 1 + 2-8 + 0

ART F605      Drawing
1-6 Credits

Offered As Demand Warrants

Exploration of topic in general drawing with lectures, demonstrations and independent research and production of drawing at a level commensurate with graduate standing. May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: ART F305 or equivalent; and graduate standing.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 0 + 0 + 0

ART F607      Printmaking
1-6 Credits

Offered As Demand Warrants

Exploration of selected topics in printmaking with lectures, demonstrations, independent research and production of printmaking at a level commensurate with graduate standing. May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: Graduate standing or permission of instructor.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 0 + 0 + 0

ART F609      Metalsmithing
1-6 Credits

Offered As Demand Warrants

Exploration of selected topics in metalcraft with lectures, demonstrations, independent research and production of metalcraft at a level commensurate with graduate standing. May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: Graduate standing or permission of instructor.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 0 + 0 + 0

ART F611      Sculpture
1-6 Credits

Offered As Demand Warrants

Exploration of selected topics in sculpture with lectures, demonstrations, independent research and production of sculpture at a level commensurate with graduate standing. May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: Graduate standing or permission of instructor.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 0 + 0 + 0

ART F613      Painting
1-6 Credits

Offered As Demand Warrants

Exploration of selected topics in painting with lectures, demonstrations, independent research and production of painting at a level commensurate with graduate standing. May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: Graduate standing or permission of instructor.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 0 + 0 + 0

ART F619      Life Drawing
1-6 Credits

Exploration of selected topics in drawing with lectures, demonstrations, independent research and production of drawing at a level commensurate with graduate standing. May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: Graduate standing or permission of instructor.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 0 + 0 + 0

ART F624      Field Artists of the North      (a)
3 Credits

Offered As Demand Warrants

Study of field artists and their work, from the explorer artists of yesteryear to today's field artists using a variety of traditional and contemporary media in their creations. Students will conceive and conduct their own study projects, producing a body of work that will demonstrate the principles and practice of a field artist.)

Prerequisites: ART F105 and a studio art course (ART F161, ART F162, ART F163, ART F205, ART F211, ART F213 or JRN F203.

Cross-listed with NORS F624.

Stacked with ART F424.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 0

ART F625      Visual Images of the North      (a)
3 Credits

Offered Spring Odd-numbered Years

Examination of the two-dimensional imagery of the people and landscapes of the polar regions, centering on such issues as depiction of Arctic peoples and customs by Europeans, documentary vs. artistic goals, translations from original sketches to published images, relationship of polar imagery to prevailing historical styles, and the influence of changing world views on modes of polar representation between the 16th and 20th centuries.

Cross-listed with NORS F625.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 0

ART F633      Graduate Field Painting      (h, a)
1 Credit

Consists of three or four days painting at outdoor locations, usually in the summer. Lectures and directed study are used to further develop understanding of landscape painting from drawings and/or small painted studies to finished oil and acrylic paintings. Concepts of space, light, color, composition, scale and specific elements of landscape paintings such as water, reflections, skies, aerial and linear perspective will be addressed. Emphasis will be on individual experimentation and technical/ conceptual development consistent with graduate level art courses. Sessions will be in the field with some supporting sessions in the studio. Courses have been held at Denali, McCarthy, Brooks Range, Valdez and Cordova

Prerequisites: ART F413; ART F433; or permission of instructor.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 6 + 21 + 0

ART F648      Native Arts      (a)
1-6 Credits

Advanced traditional designs and technologies of Native art. Use of contemporary materials to interpret traditional forms. May be repeated for credit with permission of instructor.

Prerequisites: ART F468; graduate standing; or permission of instructor.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 0 + 0 + 0

ART F661      Mentored Teaching in Art
1 Credit

Offered As Demand Warrants

Mentored teaching provides consistent contact of course-related issues between teaching assistants and mentoring faculty. Graduates are required to be enrolled in a mentored teaching section while teaching. Note: May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: Graduate standing or permission of instructor.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 1 + 0 + 0

ART F663      Seminar in Art History
3 Credits

Offered Fall Odd-numbered Years

A forum for discussion of a particular historical period or art historical idea. Topics vary each semester and will not be repeated during a two-year period. Topics include art since 1945, women in twentieth-century art, the American landscape tradition, etc.

Prerequisites: Graduate standing or permission of instructor.

Stacked with ART F463.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 0

ART F665      Advanced Photography Seminar
3 Credits

Offered Spring Odd-numbered Years

Advanced discussion of photojournalism and photographic topics with field, studio, and darkroom sessions. Topics will range from the photographic essay to the history of photography and working in series. Weekly classroom meeting will be supplemented by field, studio, and darkroom sessions.

Prerequisites: JRN F402; JRN F404; or permission of instructor.

Cross-listed with JRN F605.

Stacked with JRN F405 and ART F465.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 2 + 3 + 0

ART F671      Two- and Three-Dimensional Computer Design
1-6 Credits

Visualization and animation with applications to two- and three-dimensional computer design and typography. Emphasis on visual design for electronic and print publication. Includes animation of the components of 3-D models. May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: ART F471; graduate standing; or permission of instructor.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 0 + 0 + 0

ART F672      Advanced Computer Visualization in Art
1-6 Credits

Offered As Demand Warrants

Computer visualization in art with production and reproduction of projects chosen from a wide range of topics. Includes lectures, demonstrations and laboratory experience. May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: Graduate standing or permission of instructor.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 0 + 0 + 0

ART F673      History of the Role of the Artist
3 Credits

Offered Spring Even-numbered Years

Survey of theory and practices of professional training and education of the artist in relationship to political, social and philosophical conditions.

Prerequisites: Graduate standing or permission of instructor.

Stacked with ART F474.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 0

ART F684      Multimedia Theory and Practice
3 Credits

Offered Spring

Study of techniques needed to produce multimedia with a special project for some university or community agency as the required final project. For the purpose of this course multimedia is defined as computer based, user-driven products with audio, visual and text components, and also video or film where appropriate. Primary program is Flash. plus some mastery of a specialty in writing, art, or television production.

Prerequisites: Understanding of computer graphics programs like Illustrator, Freehand, etc.

Cross-listed with JRN F684.

Stacked with ART F484 and JRN F484.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 0

ART F690      Current Problems
3 Credits

Offered Fall Even-numbered Years

A forum for discussion of aesthetic and professional problems confronted by artists. Topics are agreed upon by instructor and students, and students research and lead discussion on these topics. Topics may include: approaches to figuration of contemporary painting and sculpture, health hazards for the professional artist, portfolio development and access to galleries, making art far from major cultural centers, etc.

Prerequisites: Graduate standing or permission of instructor.

Stacked with ART F490.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 0

ART F692      MFA Seminar
3 Credits

Lecture + Lab + Other: 1 + 4 + 0

ART F698      M.F.A. Project
1-9 Credits

Lecture + Lab + Other: 0 + 0 + 0

ART F699      M.F.A. Thesis Project
1-9 Credits

Lecture + Lab + Other: 1 + 4 + 0