Course Catalog - 2011-2012

     

ARTS 101 - DRAWING FOR THE NON ART MAJOR

Long Title: DRAWING FOR THE NON ART MAJOR
Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Studio
Distribution Group: Distribution Group I
Credit Hours: 3
Description: Drawing for the Non Art Major is intended to introduce basic, fundamental art practice to students not intending to major in art. This course will work to develop perceptive and interpretive skills - working both inside and outside traditional thought - to translate three-dimensional objects into two-dimensional work. Students will work in multiple black and white media and will be introduced to linear perspective and artistic composition. Students will be required to participate in class discussions and critiques. Space is limited. Registration does not guarantee a space in class. The final course roster is formulated on the first day of class by the individual instructor. Equivalency: ARTS 103, ARTS 225.
 

ARTS 102 - CREATIVE 3-D DESIGN

Long Title: CREATIVE 3-D DESIGN
Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Studio
Credit Hours: 3
Description: Study of the elements and principles of design. Three-dimensional problems are introduced. Space in studio classes is limited. Registration does not guarantee a place in class. The class is formulated on the first day of class by the individual instructor.
 

ARTS 103 - CREATIVE 2-D DESIGN

Long Title: CREATIVE 2-D DESIGN
Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Studio
Credit Hours: 3
Description: Study of the elements and principles of design and drawing using traditional and digital means. The emphasis in the class is on a foundation to culture practice and the critical approaches to art and technology. Students will be required to participate in class discussions and critiques. Space in studio classes is limited. Registration does not guarantee a place in class. The class roster is formulated on the first day of class by the instructor. Equivalency: ARTS 101, ARTS 225.
 

ARTS 105 - ART CAR 101

Long Title: ART CAR 101: DESIGN AND CREATE RICE'S 2012 ART CAR PARADE ENTRY
Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture/Laboratory
Credit Hours: 1
Description: Guided by faculty lectures and assigned readings on the social significance of art, course participants will engage in a cross-disciplinary collaborative process to design and create Rice's official 2012 entry in the Houston Art Car Parade. The 25th annual parade takes place in Rice's centennial year, on May 12, 2012.
 

ARTS 176 - THE CHEMISTRY OF ART

Long Title: THE CHEMISTRY OF ART
Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Distribution Group: Distribution Group III
Credit Hours: 3
Description: The chemistry of the materials and methods used to create, conserve, and authenticate art objects will be presented. Topics will include sculpture, painting, photography, textiles, jewelry, furniture, etc. Taught in conjunction with the Conservation Department and staff of the MFAH. Some classes will be held in the MFAH or HMNS. Cross-list: CHEM 176.
 

ARTS 225 - DRAWING I

Long Title: DRAWING I
Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Studio
Distribution Group: Distribution Group I
Credit Hours: 3
Description: This course introduces the student to techniques and materials, processes of drawing, and the use of drawing to explore the visual language of line, tone, composition, and linear and atmospheric perspective. Emphasis on learning to articulate form in space through observational studies using both wet and dry media. Space in studio classes is limited. Registration does not guarantee a place in class. The class roster is formulated on the first day of class by the individual instructor. Equivalency: ARTS 101, ARTS 103.
 

ARTS 270 - BIG PAINTING FOR THEATRE

Long Title: BIG PAINTING: MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES FOR THEATRICAL PAINTING
Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture/Laboratory
Credit Hours: 3
Description: Big Painting: Materials and Techniques for Theatrical Painting will examine the materials and techniques usually associated with scenic and theatrical painting but as applied to the context of 21st century contemporary art practices. Students will learn how to make big paintings. Space in studio classes is limited. Registration does not guarantee a place in class. The class roster is formulated on the first day of class by the instructor. Cross-list: THEA 270.
 

ARTS 280 - HISTORY & AESTHETICS OF FILM

Long Title: HISTORY & AESTHETICS OF FILM
Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Distribution Group: Distribution Group I
Credit Hours: 4
Description: Introduction to the art and aesthetics of film as an artifact produced within certain social contexts. Includes style, narration, mise-en-scene, editing, sound, and ideology in classical Hollywood cinema, as well as in independent, alternative, notification, and Third World cinemas. Cross-list: FILM 280, HART 280.
 

ARTS 291 - SPECIAL PROBLEMS IN DESIGN

Long Title: SPECIAL PROBLEMS IN DESIGN: CREATIVE THREE-DIMENSIONAL
Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Independent Study
Credit Hours: 1 TO 3
Description: Study of problems at the introductory level in creative art. Topics may vary. Please consult with the department for additional information. May be used in awarding transfer credit. Instructor Permission Required. Repeatable for Credit.
 

ARTS 293 - SPECIAL PROBLEMS IN DRAWING

Long Title: SPECIAL PROBLEMS IN DRAWING
Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Independent Study
Credit Hours: 1 TO 3
Description: Study of problems at the introductory level in creative art. Topics may vary. Please consult with the department for additional information. May be used in awarding transfer credit. Instructor Permission Required. Repeatable for Credit.
 

ARTS 294 - SPECIAL PROBLEMS IN STUDIO ART

Long Title: SPECIAL PROBLEMS IN STUDIO ART
Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Independent Study
Credit Hours: 1 TO 3
Description: Study of problems at the introductory level in creative art. Topics may vary. Please consult with department for additional information. May be used in awarding transfer credit. Instructor Permission Required. Repeatable for Credit.
 

ARTS 301 - PAINTING STUDIO

Long Title: PAINTING STUDIO
Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Studio
Distribution Group: Distribution Group I
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite(s): ARTS 225
Description: Study of problems in painting, both traditional and experimental, in various opaque media. Space in studio classes is limited. Registration does not guarantee a place in class. The class roster is formulated on the first day of class by the individual instructor.
 

ARTS 303 - INTERMEDIATE PAINTING

Long Title: INTERMEDIATE PAINTING
Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Studio
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite(s): ARTS 225 AND ARTS 301
Description: Continuation of studies in painting, both traditional and experimental, in various opaque media. Space in studio classes is limited. Registration does not guarantee a place in class. The class roster is formulated on the first day of class by the individual instructor.
 

ARTS 309 - PRNTMKNG PROCESS & CONNOIS

Long Title: PRINTMAKING: PROCESSES AND CONNOISSEURSHIP
Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Studio
Credit Hours: 3
Description: This course will give a comprehensive experience of prints and printmaking through close visual study of original works and the remarkable opportunity to produce printed works of art. Visiting important print collections in Houston and in New York, students will see magnificent examples of the works of master printmakers from Durer, the great Renaissance engraver and woodcutter, to Jasper Johns, one of the greatest printmakers of the present day. In the studio, course participants will experiment with the methods and materials that they have seen in the artists' works, producing their own etchings, lithographs, linocuts, and monoprints. Space in studio classes is limited. Registration does not guarantee a place in class. The class roster is formulated on the first day of class by the instructor. Enrollment may able contingent on portfolio review.
 

ARTS 310 - COLLABORATIVE PRINTMAKING

Long Title: COLLABORATIVE PRINTMAKING
Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Studio
Credit Hours: 3
Description: This course is designed to interactively educate the student about the collaborative print process beyond artistic dialog, allowing each student to work as artist-printmaker, economist, and business planner. The course will examine the process of taking artwork from the beginning concept to the finished product to the marketplace - all the while staying within a budget. Space in studio classes is limited. Registration does not guarantee a place in class. The class roster is formulated on the first day of class by the individual instructor.
 

ARTS 311 - PRINTMAKING STUDIO

Long Title: PRINTMAKING STUDIO
Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Studio
Distribution Group: Distribution Group I
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite(s): ARTS 225 OR ARTV 225
Description: Introduction to the study of problems and techniques in printmaking at the beginning level. Space in studio classes is limited. Registration does not guarantee a place in class. The class roster is formulated on the first day of class by the individual instructor.
 

ARTS 312 - RELIEF I

Long Title: RELIEF I
Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Studio
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite(s): ARTS 225
Description: Instruction in black-and-white linoleum prints. Includes advanced color methods. Space in studio classes is limited. Registration does not guarantee a place in class. The class roster is formulated on the first day of class by the individual instructor.
 

ARTS 313 - LITHOGRAPHY I

Long Title: LITHOGRAPHY I
Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Studio
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite(s): ARTS 225
Description: Instruction in stone and plate lithography in black-and- white. Space in studio classes is limited. Registration does not guarantee a place in class. The class roster is formulated on the first day of class by the individual instructor.
 

ARTS 320 - MONOTYPE I

Long Title: MONOTYPE I
Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Studio
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite(s): ARTS 225
Description: Introduction to Monotype. Includes black-and-white and color Monotype printing. Space in studio classes is limited. Registration does not guarantee a place in class. The class roster is formulated on the first day of class by the individual instructor.
 

ARTS 323 - INTER STUDIO DRAWING I

Long Title: INTERMEDIATE STUDIO DRAWING I
Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Studio
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite(s): ARTS 225
Description: Intermediate Studio Drawing I is the continuation of ARTS 101, Drawing for the Non-Art Major and ARTS 225, Basic Drawing. This course will focus on developing more advanced drawing skills that explore the diverse, visual language of line, tone and composition. Drawings will be on a larger scale than Basic Drawing and will include collage and three-dimensional work. Space in studio classes is limited. Registration does not guarantee a place in class. The class roster is formulated on the first day of class by the individual instructor. Equivalency: ARTS 325.
 

ARTS 324 - INTER STUDIO DRAWING II

Long Title: INTERMEDIATE STUDIO DRAWING II
Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Studio
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite(s): ARTS 225
Description: Intermediate Studio Drawing II is the continuation of Intermediate Studio Drawing I. This course is designed to give students a diverse, independent, personal and intense depth of instruction and study in the methodologies of drawing. Space in studio classes is limited. Registration does not guarantee a place in class. The class roster is formulated on the first day of class by the individual instructor.
 

ARTS 325 - LIFE DRAWING

Long Title: LIFE DRAWING
Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Studio
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite(s): ARTS 225 OR ARTV 225 OR ARTS 101
Description: Instruction in drawing from the model in various media. Space in studio classes is limited. Registration does not guarantee a place in class. The class roster is formulated on the first day of class by the individual instructor. Equivalency: ARTS 323.
 

ARTS 326 - COLLAGE

Long Title: COLLAGE
Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Studio
Credit Hours: 3
Description: Collage has been an influential component of modern art since the Cubist first pasted found papers onto their canvases in 1908. The deceptively simple technique affected almost every 20th century art movement including Constructivism, Dada, Surrealism, Pop, Situationism, and contemporary digital practice. This course traces the history of collage, assemblage, and montage through slides, films, and museum visits. Students will be expected to maintain a consistent studio practice in collage and take part in class critiques and discussions. Space in studio classes is limited. Registration does not guarantee a place in class. The class roster is formulated on the first day of class by the instructor.
 

ARTS 327 - DOCUMENTARY PRODUCTION

Long Title: DOCUMENTARY PRODUCTION
Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Studio
Credit Hours: 3
Description: Study of the expressive possibilities of documentary production using digital systems. Space in studio classes is limited. Registration does not guarantee a place in class. The class roster is formulated on the first day of class by the individual instructor. Cross-list: FILM 327.
 

ARTS 328 - FILMMAKING I

Long Title: FILMMAKING I
Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Studio
Credit Hours: 3
Description: Dramatic film production class that requires the making of one digital video and one 16mm film. Space in studio classes is limited. Registration does not guarantee a place in class. The class roster is formulated on the first day of class by the individual instructor. Cross-list: FILM 328.
 

ARTS 330 - INTERMEDIA STUDIES

Long Title: INTERMEDIATE STUDIES: POP ART & ITS ORIGINS: ENGLAND & AMERICA C. 1955-1968
Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Description: Pop Art whether American, British, or European, had - and has as its underlying and unifying agenda - a commentary or critique concerning the impact of "popular" culture (film, television, advertising, music, fashion, etc.) on contemporary society, especially in creating a new synthesis of "popular" and "high" culture in the visual arts. This, in part, was a reaction against the lofty, idealistic aspirations of post-war abstraction. This course will examine the philosophical and aesthetic origins and development of what came to be known as Pop Art.
 

ARTS 331 - POSTMODERNISM:1976-PRSNT

Long Title: POSTMODERNISM: ART FROM 1976 TO PRESENT
Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Description: Several influences reenergized the art scene in the late 1970s. Among the most significant were a new presence of European art and a new generation of American artists, accompanied by a return to figurative painting, the growth of the Feminist art scene, and new tendencies in abstraction. This course examines the artists, forms, and terms that have emerged since Documenta VII, held in Kassell, Germany in 1982. Among the many artists covered are Baselitz, Beuys, Chia, Clemence, Cucchi, Fischl, Lucian, Freud, Gilbert and George, Kiefer, Longe, Marianni, Richter, Salle, Schnabel, and Sultan.
 

ARTS 340 - COLOR DRAWNG: WATERCLR&PASTEL

Long Title: COLOR DRAWING: WATERCOLOR AND PASTEL
Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Studio
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite(s): ARTS 225
Description: Introduction to color using still life and various media (e.g., pastel and watercolor). Space in studio classes is limited. Registration does not guarantee a place in class. class roster is formulated on the first day of class by the individual instructor.
 

ARTS 349 - PRINTMAKING II

Long Title: PRINTMAKING II
Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Studio
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite(s): ARTS 225
Description: Study of problems and techniques in printmaking at the beginning level. Both traditional and experimental forms of printmaking will be examined. Space in studio class is limited. Registration does guarantee a place in class. The class roster is formulated on the first day of class by the individual instructor.
 

ARTS 350 - SPECIAL PROBLEMS PRINTMAKING

Long Title: SPECIAL PROBLEMS IN PRINTMAKING
Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Independent Study
Credit Hours: 1 TO 6
Description: Study of problems at the introductory level in creative art. Topics may vary. Please consult with the department for additional information. May be used in awarding transfer credit. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Instructor Permission Required. Repeatable for Credit.
 

ARTS 365 - SCULPTURE I

Long Title: SCULPTURE I
Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Studio
Distribution Group: Distribution Group I
Credit Hours: 3
Description: Exploration of sculpture in wood, metal, and other sculptural media. Space in studio classes is limited. Registration does not guarantee a place in class. The class roster is formulated on the first day of class by the individual instructor.
 

ARTS 366 - SCULPTURE STUDIO

Long Title: SCULPTURE STUDIO
Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture/Laboratory
Credit Hours: 3
Description: This class will consider different approaches to site-specific art from the 1970s to the present day through a series of 'case studies.' Artists we will look at include Robert Smithson, Ana Mendieta, Mierle Laderman Uketes, James Turrell, Mel Ziegler and Kate Ericson, Gordon Matta-Clark and Francis Alys. Students will develop projects that consider natural landscape, architecture, urban and public spaces, institutional framework, history and other contextual issues. Readings, group discussions, field trips and class critiques are integral to the course. Space in studio classes is limited. Registration does not guarantee a place in class. The class roster is formulated on the first day of class by the instructor. Cross-list: ARCH 367. Recommended Prerequisite(s): ARTS 365 or
 

ARTS 379 - INSTALLATION ART

Long Title: INSTALATION ART
Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture/Laboratory
Credit Hours: 3
Description: This class will investigate different approaches to installation art. Focus will be given to sensory experience, narrative in space and installation as a stage. Artists we will look at include Helio Oiticica, Ernesto Neto, Dan Graham, Burce Nauman, Yayoi Kusama, Cildo Meireles, Jenny Holzer, Allan Kaprow, Andrea Zittel, Barbara Kruger, Thomas Hirschhorne, and Rirkrit Tiravanija among others. Students will work on short assignments leading to a final installation. Readings and group discussions are integral to the course. Cross-list: ARCH 380.
 

ARTS 380 - SPECIAL PROBLEMS IN SCULPTURE

Long Title: SPECIAL PROBLEMS IN SCULPTURE
Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Independent Study
Credit Hours: 1 TO 6
Description: Study of problems at the introductory level in creative art. Topics may vary. Please consult the department for additional information. May be used in awarding transfer credit. Instructor Permission Required. Repeatable for Credit.
 

ARTS 384 - TEXT AND IMAGE

Long Title: TEXT AND IMAGE
Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 3
Description: This interdisciplinary course will explore the relationship between language, text, and the visual arts. The class will examine poet/artist collaborations, text-focused artistic movements such as Dada, Surrealism, and the early text-based works of the 1960s, along with contemporary artists and writers who push the boundaries of their fields. Field trips, readings, group discussions, and class critique will all be integral to this course. Students will develop projects, either through individual investigation or group collaboration, examining how words and images might intersect. The semester will culminate in a publication of these projects. Space in studio classes is limited. Registration does not guarantee a place in class. The class roster is formulated on the first day of class by the instructor.
 

ARTS 386 - THE WEIMAR REPUBLIC

Long Title: THE WEIMAR REPUBLIC
Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Distribution Group: Distribution Group I
Credit Hours: 3
Description: Born in political and social crisis, the Weimar Republic exemplifies the possibilities and limits of modern democracy. This seminar focuses on original documents of political thought, literature, the visual arts, society, and law to explore the political culture of Germany's first, ill-fated democracy. Taught in English. Cross-list: GERM 331, HIST 431.
 

ARTS 387 - INTRO TO VIDEO AND INSTALL ART

Long Title: INTRODUCTION TO EXPERIMENTAL VIDEO AND INSTALLATION ART
Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture/Laboratory
Credit Hours: 3
Description: Learn to create unique experiences by sculpting time and space. With an emphasis on production and practice, this course introduces students to installation art and non-traditional, experimental uses of video, including non-linear narrative, experimental documentary, and video art. Students will learn the basic tools and techniques of digital video production and work with a wide range of materials and media to create installation works on the Rice campus. Students will also be asked to engage and experiment with the visual language of video by working to complete a number of short projects that will be critiqued in class. In addition to short reading and writing assignments, we will look at a variety of video art and installation works from the 1960s to the present. Cross-list: FILM 387.
 

ARTS 388 - CRIT STUDIES STUDIO PRACTICE

Long Title: CRITICAL STUDIES FOR STUDIO PRACTICE
Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 3
Description: Critical Studies for Studio Practice is a course designed to familiarize art and non-art majors with key theories and concepts in modern and contemporary art. This is a multi- dimensional class consisting of guest lectures, artist- speakers, and art field trips to local museums, galleries, and alternative art spaces. The course will include discussions on readings, writing, and special projects. This promises to be a fun and thought-provoking class and is designed to enhance studio practice and encourage interest in the visual arts.
 

ARTS 389 - ORGNS OF MODRNSM: 1886-1914

Long Title: THE ORIGINS OF MODERNISM: 1886-1914
Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Description: This course traces the development of early Modernism through the Neo- and Post-Impressionist movements represented by such seminal artists as Van Gough, Gauguin, Seurat, and Cezanne. The other great, even greater, movement of the same period, Symbolism, will also be carefully examined as well as the works of such artists as Moreau, Redon, Munch, Hodler, and Ensor. The beginning of the twentieth century sees the acceleration of radical movements such as Fauvism, Cubism, Expressionism, Orphism, and Futurism, represented by Picasso, Matisse, Braque, Rousseau, and Boccioni. The course will end with the first generation of Abstract artists: Kupka, Kandinsky, Malevich, and Modrian on the eve of the First World War.
 

ARTS 390 - INVESTIGATING DRAWING

Long Title: INVESTIGATING DRAWING: THEORY AND PRACTICE
Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture/Laboratory
Credit Hours: 3
Description: Examination of the basic principles of drawing and representation, with emphasis on studio practice, art history, and theory. Includes categories of representation (e.g., still life, landscape, and figure) and the process of making drawings, as well as related readings, group discussions, and writing assignments. Space in studio class is limited. Registration does not guarantee a place in class. The class roster is formulated on the first day of class by the individual instructor.
 

ARTS 391 - SPECIAL PROBLEMS IN DRAWING

Long Title: SPECIAL PROBLEMS IN DRAWING
Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Independent Study
Credit Hours: 1 TO 6
Description: Study of problems in creative art. Topics may vary. Please consult with the department for additional information. May be used in awarding transfer credit. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Instructor Permission Required. Repeatable for Credit.
 

ARTS 392 - SPECIAL PROBLEMS LIFE DRAWING

Long Title: SPECIAL PROBLEMS IN LIFE DRAWINGS
Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Independent Study
Credit Hours: 1 TO 6
Description: Study of problems in creative art. Topics may vary. Please consult with the department for additional information. May be used in awarding transfer credit. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Instructor Permission Required. Repeatable for Credit.
 

ARTS 393 - SPECIAL PROBLEMS IN PAINTING

Long Title: SPECIAL PROBLEMS IN PAINTING
Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Independent Study
Credit Hours: 1 TO 6
Description: Study of problems in creative art. Topics may vary. Please consult with the department for additional information. May be used in awarding transfer credit. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Instructor Permission Required. Repeatable for Credit.
 

ARTS 394 - SPECIAL PROBLEMS PRINTMAKING

Long Title: SPECIAL PROBLEMS IN PRINTMAKING
Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Independent Study
Credit Hours: 1 TO 6
Description: Study of problems in creative art. Topics may vary. Please consult with the department for additional information. May be used in awarding transfer credit. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Instructor Permission Required. Repeatable for Credit.
 

ARTS 397 - SPEC PROB SCULP: CASTING

Long Title: SPECIAL PROBLEMS IN SCULPTURE: METHODS IN INDUSTRIAL MOLDMAKING & CASTING
Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture/Laboratory
Credit Hours: 6
Description: Special Problems in Sculpture: Methods in Industrial Moldmaking and Casting. Class will cast sculptures at an off campus foundry.
 

ARTS 398 - SURVL GUIDE EMERG ART

Long Title: SURVIVAL GUIDE FOR THE EMERGING ARTIST
Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Major(s):
Visual and Dramatic Arts
Description: The purpose of this course is to prepare undergraduate art majors to develop and cultivate behavior, habits, and methods through which to best represent themselves and their work in a professional environment within the contemporary art world. The course will focus on the curriculum vitae, photographic records, presses, books, catalogues, as well as general tax issues, resale certificates, basic financial planning, web design, and the use of presentational tools such as PowerPoint. Students will learn how to write cover letters, artistic statements, press releases, and project proposals related to grants and/or residencies. This course is intended for visual art majors. Instructor Permission Required.
 

ARTS 399 - EARTHWORKS & SITE-SPECIFIC ART

Long Title: EARTHWORKS AND SITE-SPECIFIC ART
Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Description: This course will examine the proliferation of earthworks: land art and site-specific art since the late 1960s. These various works have become influential in many ways, especially in garden and urban design. The course will overview ancient site-specific works, usually religious or assumed religious sites: Paleolithic cave art and Stonehenge, as well as pyramids in Egypt, the Middle East, and Central America, Nazca line drawings, etc. However, the emphasis will be on the American art, particularly those seminal works constructed in the remote desert areas.
 

ARTS 411 - INTAGLIO II

Long Title: INTAGLIO II
Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Studio
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite(s): ARTS 225 AND ARTS 311
Description: Black-and-white etching and photo etching at the advanced level. Space in the studio classes is limited. Registration does not guarantee a place in class. The class roster is formulated on the first day of class by the individual instructor.
 

ARTS 412 - RELIEF II

Long Title: RELIEF II
Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Studio
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite(s): ARTS 225 AND ARTS 312
Description: Instruction in black-and-white linoleum prints at the advanced level. Includes advanced color methods. Space in studio class is limited. Registration does not guarantee a place in class. The class roster is formulated on the first day of class by the individual instructor.
 

ARTS 413 - LITHOGRAPHY II

Long Title: LITHOGRAPHY II
Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Studio
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite(s): ARTS 225 AND ARTS 313
Description: Instruction at the advanced level in stone and plate lithography in black-and-white and color. Space in studio class is limited. Registration does not guarantee a place in class. The class roster is formulated on the first day of class by the individual instructor.
 

ARTS 420 - MONOTYPE II

Long Title: MONOTYPE II
Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Studio
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite(s): ARTS 225 AND ARTS 320
Description: Advanced Monotype processes: emphasis on color and drawing techniques. Space in studio class is limited. Registration does not guarantee a place in class. The class roster is formulated on the first day of class by the individual instructor.
 

ARTS 423 - SPECIAL PROBLEMS IN PAINTING

Long Title: SPECIAL PROBLEMS IN PAINTING
Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Independent Study
Credit Hours: 1 TO 6
Description: Study of problems in creative art. Topics may vary. Please consult with the department for additional information. May be used in awarding transfer credit. Instructor Permission Required. Repeatable for Credit.
 

ARTS 425 - ADVANCED DRAWING

Long Title: ADVANCED DRAWING
Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Studio
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite(s): ARTS 225 OR ARTV 225 OR ARTS 101
Description: An advanced level course that continues in the tradition of ARTS 225, Basic Drawing. Students will be encouraged to explore the language of drawing materials. Emphasis will be on individual development via observation and investigation. Students will have the opportunity to draw in a larger format and subjects will be formulated primarily on still-life, portraiture, collage and experimental three-dimensional paper drawings. Space in studio classes is limited. Registration does not guarantee a place in class. The class roster is formulated on the first day of class by the instructor.
 

ARTS 426 - STILL LIFE/SELF PORTRAITURE

Long Title: STUDIO SUBJECTS: STILL LIFE/SELF-PORTRAITURE
Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Studio
Credit Hours: 3
Description: A studio class with in-depth exploration of still life and self-portraiture painting problems. The students will be expected to develop a body of work using water-based mediums, collage, and different surfaces. There will be discussions/critiques of the students' work using historical concepts of past masters of both studio subjects. Space in studio classes is limited. Registration does not guarantee a place in class. The class roster is formulated on the first day of class by the individual instructor.
 

ARTS 432 - FILM GENRE: THE WESTERN

Long Title: FILM GENRE: THE WESTERN
Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Studio
Distribution Group: Distribution Group I
Credit Hours: 3
Description: Survey of the essential American film experience spanning all the years of U.S. cinema, with emphasis on the western and its mythic function in society. Space in studio classes is limited. Registration does not guarantee a place in class. The class roster is formulated on the first day of class by the individual instructor. Cross-list: FILM 432.
 

ARTS 443 - SPECIAL PROBLEMS IN DESIGN

Long Title: SPECIAL PROBLEMS IN DESIGN
Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Independent Study
Credit Hours: 1 TO 6
Description: Study of advanced problems in creative art. Topics may vary. Please consult with the department for additional information. May be used in awarding transfer credit. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Instructor Permission Required. Repeatable for Credit.
 

ARTS 445 - SPECIAL PROBLEMS IN DRAWING

Long Title: SPECIAL PROBLEMS IN DRAWING
Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Independent Study
Credit Hours: 1 TO 6
Description: Study of advanced problems in creative art. Topics may vary. Please consult with the department for additional information. May be used in awarding transfer credit. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Instructor Permission Required. Repeatable for Credit.
 

ARTS 447 - SPECIAL PROBLEMS LIFE DRAWING

Long Title: SPECIAL PROBLEMS IN LIFE DRAWING
Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Independent Study
Credit Hours: 1 TO 6
Description: Study of advanced problems in creative art. Topics may vary. Please consult with the department for additional information. May be used in awarding transfer credit. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Instructor Permission Required. Repeatable for Credit.
 

ARTS 449 - PRINTMAKING STUDIO

Long Title: PRINTMAKING STUDIO
Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Studio
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite(s): ARTS 225
Description: Exploration of etching, lithography, photo gravure, and monoprinting. Space in studio classes is limited. Registration does not guarantee a place in class. The class roster is formulated on the first day of class by the individual instructor.
 

ARTS 450 - SPECIAL PROBLEMS PRINTMAKING

Long Title: SPECIAL PROBLEMS IN PRINTMAKING
Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Independent Study
Credit Hours: 1 TO 6
Description: Study of advanced problems in creative art. Topics may vary. Please consult with the department for additional information. May be used in awarding transfer credit. Instructor Permission Required. Repeatable for Credit.
 

ARTS 452 - SPECIAL PROBLEMS IN PAINTING

Long Title: SPECIAL PROBLEMS IN PAINTING
Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Independent Study
Credit Hours: 1 TO 6
Description: Study of advanced problems in creative art. Topics may vary. Please consult with the department for additional information. May be used in awarding transfer credit. Instructor Permission Required. Repeatable for Credit.
 

ARTS 457 - SPECIAL PROBLEMS-SCULPTURE

Long Title: SPECIAL PROBLEMS IN SCULPTURE
Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Independent Study
Credit Hours: 1 TO 6
Description: Study of advanced problems in creative art. Topics may vary. Please consult with the department for additional information. May be used in awarding transfer credit. Instructor Permission Required. Repeatable for Credit.
 

ARTS 460 - ADV COMPUTER GRAPHICS

Long Title: ADVANCED COMPUTER GRAPHICS
Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture/Laboratory
Credit Hours: 4
Description: This project-based class involves teams of 2-4 CS and Visual Arts students designing and building computer games suitable for Xbox Live Arcade using C# and XNA. For CS students, COMP 260 or COMP 360 is recommended as a prerequisite. For Visual Arts students, previous experience in drawing using Photoshop is suggested. Instructor Permission Required.Cross-list: COMP 460.
Course URL: http://www.owlnet.rice.edu/~comp460
 

ARTS 465 - SCULPTURE I

Long Title: SCULPTURE I
Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Studio
Distribution Group: Distribution Group I
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite(s): ARTS 365 AND ARTS 366
Description: Study of advanced problems in various sculptural media. Space in studio classes is limited. Registration does not guarantee a place in class. The class roster is formulated on the first day of class by the individual instructor.
 

ARTS 466 - SCULPTURE STUDIO

Long Title: SCULPTURE STUDIO
Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Studio
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite(s): ARTS 365 AND ARTS 366
Description: Study of advanced problems in various sculptural media. Space in studio class is limited. Registration does not guarantee a place in class. The class roster is formulated on the first day of class by the individual instructor.
 

ARTS 475 - ADVANCED PAINTING

Long Title: ADVANCED PAINTING
Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Studio
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite(s): (ARTS 301 OR ARTV 301) AND (ARTS 303 OR ARTV 303)
Description: Study of advanced problems in painting, with emphasis on independent development and participation in class critiques. Space in studio class is limited. Registration does not guarantee a place in class. The class roster is formulated on the first day of class by the individual instructor.
 

ARTS 489 - MODERNISM BTWN WARS:1918-1940

Long Title: MODERNISM BETWEEN THE WARS: 1918-1940
Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Description: The interwar period, as a whole, is the most understudied period of Modernism-due in good part to the fact that it encompasses a violent, and ultimately tragic, period of western history. This course will focus on two major artistic movements between 1918 and 1940: Dada/Surrealism and International Constructivism. Both movements continue to exert an active influence on art and culture to the present day in the visual arts, poetry, and literature, and movies and television. Continuation of ARTS 389.
 

ARTS 494 - SPECIAL PROBLEMS PRINTMAKING

Long Title: SPECIAL PROBLEMS IN PRINTMAKING
Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Independent Study
Credit Hours: 1 TO 6
Description: Study of advanced problems in creative art. Topics may vary. Please consult with the department for additional information. May be used in awarding transfer credit. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Instructor Permission Required. Repeatable for Credit.
 

ARTS 499 - SENIOR STUDIO

Long Title: SENIOR STUDIO
Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Major(s):
Visual and Dramatic Arts
Must be enrolled in one of the following Class(es):
Senior
Description: Required seminar for all studio track majors. This course is designed to guide the senior major in focused preparation of their work of the annual senior exhibition. Classes will consist of lectures, visits and critiques by artists and curators, and intensive independent studio work. Prerequisites: Students must receive permission from their faculty advisor or department chair to register for this class; only department majors who have senior academic standing will be allowed to register for this course. Department Permission Required. Prerequisites: Students must receive permission from their faculty advisor or department chair to register for this course; only Visual and Dramatic Arts majors who have senior academic standing will be allowed to register for this course. Repeatable for Credit.