Studio Art Department Course Offerings

 

ARTS 100 : F/Two-Dimensional Design
An introduction to two dimensional art through study of space, line, shape, color, texture, form, and value, and guided by a concern for the principles of design in a variety of media.   Credits: 0-3

 

ARTS 101 : F/Three-Dimensional Design
An introduction to three-dimensional art through study of basic form and structural concepts in a variety of media.   Credits: 0-3

 

ARTS 188 : Experimental:
  Credits: 0-3

 

ARTS 199 : Directed Study:
  Credits: 1-6

 

ARTS 200 : F/Computer Art
Explores the computer as a means of visual communication and personal expression. Emphasis is on the production of visual images.   Credits: 0-3

 

ARTS 204 : Graphic Design
This course surveys the field of graphic design through the presentation of design fundamentals and basic visual problems using the computer. (Field trips.) Offered every spring   Credits: 0-3

 

ARTS 205 : F/Calligraphy
An introduction to hand lettering with broad pen, with selected alphabets from ancient Roman to contemporary Italic handwriting. (Field trips)   Credits: 0-3

 

ARTS 210 : F/Drawing I
An applied introduction to visual representation through the study of the description of forms as it applies to the design elements in a variety of media.   Credits: 0-3

 

ARTS 215 : Figure Drawing I
An opportunity to acquire perceptual knowledge and skill in depicting the human figure and to explore a variety of interpretive possibilities. Various drawing media are used. Offered every fall   Credits: 0-3

 

ARTS 220 : Oil Painting I
Basic investigation of the medium to manipulate space and color on a 2D surface. Emphasis will be given to both direct and indirect painting techniques. Design and drawing recommended. Offered every fall   Credits: 0-3

 

ARTS 222 : Mixed Media Painting
Basic investigation of acrylic painting techniques and their expressive possibilities when combined with other media. Offered when demand is sufficient   Credits: 0-3

 

ARTS 225 : F/Watercolor I
An introduction to the techniques of painting in transparent and opaque watercolors. Emphasis is on developing technical facility and creative expression in the use of the medium. (Field trips.)   Credits: 0-3

 

ARTS 230 : Printmaking I
Involves techniques in serigraphy and lithography. Offered every fall   Credits: 0-3

 

ARTS 235 : F/Digital Photography I
Explores the photographic medium as a means of visual communication and personal expression. Emphasis is placed on photographic technique. (May have field trips.)   Credits: 3

 

ARTS 240 : Sculpture I
An introduction to and exploration of the technical, formal and conceptual aspects of making three-dimensional art using a variety of traditional and non-traditional materials and processes. Completion of ARTS 100 is strongly encouraged.   Credits: 0-3

 

ARTS 245 : Ceramics I
A study of the nature of clay and glazes, hand-forming methods, throwing on the wheel, decorative processes, glaze application, and firing.   Credits: 0-3

 

ARTS 250 : Jewelry & Metals I
Exploration of contemporary jewelry design, with an emphasis on basic metalworking techniques and construction methods: sawing, soldering, surface enrichment, forming, stone setting.   Credits: 0-3

 

ARTS 265 : Sophomore Fndtn Portfolio Rev
Art majors must prepare their artwork for a portfolio review that focuses on Drawing, 2D Design and 3D Design skills. The portfolio is reviewed by at least two faculty members. Prerequisites: ARTS 100, ARTS 101, and ARTS 210.   Credits: 1

 

ARTS 288 : Experimental:
  Credits: 0-9

 

ARTS 299 : Directed Study
  Credits: 1-6

 

ARTS 300 : Exhibition Design
Design and creation of exhibits, including objects of artistic, historical, scientific, and technological natures. Emphasis upon experiences in planning, design, construction, and evaluation of exhibitions. Prerequisites: Permission of instructor. Offered when demand is sufficient.   Credits: 3

 

ARTS 305 : Metalsmithing
Investigations into three-dimensional form through the manipulation of primarily silver and copper. Emphasis will be on the creative application of traditional forming techniques (compression raising, seaming) used in silversmithing and copper ware. Construction methods will include soldering and cold connecting devices to develop functional and non-functional sculptural forms. May be taken two times. Prerequisites: ARTS 250. Offered fall, even years   Credits: 0-3

 

ARTS 307 : Studio-Selected Media
Advanced elective work in ceramics, drawing, jewelry and metals, painting, photography, sculpture or graphic design. (May be repeated for a maximum of 6 semester hours in a single medium.) Prerequisites: The Level III course in ceramics, drawing, jewelry and metals, painting, photography, sculpture or, for graphic design, ARTS 200, ARTS 204, and ARTS 230; permission of the instructor and the Arts Chair. Offered by individual arrangement   Credits: 1-6

 

ARTS 310 : Drawing II
A continuation and expansion of experiences, methods, and materials initiated in Drawing I. (Field trips). Prerequisites: ARTS 210 or permission of instructor. Offered every spring   Credits: 0-3

 

ARTS 311 : Drawing III
Advanced investigation into contemporary image making with an expansion of experiences, methods and materials initiated in Drawing I and II. Prerequisites: ARTS 310 or permission of instructor. Offered when demand is sufficient   Credits: 0-3

 

ARTS 315 : Figure Drawing II
A continuation of studies initiated in Figure Drawing I, with emphasis upon the development of a personal style. Prerequisites: ARTS 215 or permission of instructor. Offered every spring   Credits: 0-3

 

ARTS 316 : Figure Drawing III
Advanced investigation into contemporary image making with an expansion of experiences, methods and materials initiated in Figure Drawing I and II. Prerequisites: ARTS 215, ARTS 315, or permission of instructor. Offered fall, odd years   Credits: 0-3

 

ARTS 320 : Oil Painting II
Expressive experimentation with a plastic medium. Emphasis will be placed on developing ideas and developing techniques compatible to concepts. Prerequisites: ARTS 220. Offered every spring   Credits: 0-3

 

ARTS 321 : Oil Painting III
This course is intended for students interested in advancing their painting skills while developing a unique vision. Prerequisites: ARTS 320. Offered every fall   Credits: 0-3

 

ARTS 325 : Watercolor II
Further exploration of the techniques of painting in transparent and opaque water colors. Emphasis is on continued development of technical facility and creative expression in the use of the medium. (Field trips.) Prerequisites: ARTS 225 or permission of instructor. Offered every spring   Credits: 0-3

 

ARTS 326 : Watercolor III
Advanced investigation into contemporary image making with an expansion of experiences, methods and materials initiated in Watercolor I and II. Prerequisites: ARTS 225, ARTS 325 or permission of instructor. Offered fall, even years   Credits: 0-3

 

ARTS 330 : Printmaking II
Advanced work in serigraphy and lithography. (May be repeated to a total of 6 semester hours to provide continuation of the student's development.) Prerequisites: ARTS 230. Offered every spring   Credits: 0-3

 

ARTS 335 : Digital Photography II
Explores digital photography (using Adobe Photoshop as the primary tool) as a means of visual communication and personal expression. Emphasis is on process, color, studio lighting and image manipulation. (May have field trips.) Prerequisites: ARTS 100, ARTS 235 or permission of instructor. Offered every spring   Credits: 0-3

 

ARTS 336 : Digital Photography III
Explores advanced digital photography (using Adobe Photoshop and a variety of other photo enhancement and presentation software) as a means to digitize photographic artistic creation, graphic communication and personal expression. (May have field trips). Prerequisites: ARTS 200 and ARTS 335 or the permission of the instructor. Offered every fall   Credits: 0-3

 

ARTS 340 : Sculpture II
A further exploration of making art in three dimensions. An equal emphasis is placed on technical and formal development and creativity. Prerequisites: ARTS 210 and ARTS 240 or permission of the instructor. Offered every spring   Credits: 0-3

 

ARTS 341 : Sculpture III
The goals of this course are to improve student's knowledge of traditional and contemporary methods, techniques and issues in sculpture. This course is designed to allow the students to have a high level of freedom in determining the methods and materials of the pieces they make, while also providing instruction to build on skills they have already developed. In this course, students should make an effort to shift from working like an art student to working like an artist. Prerequisites: ARTS 340. Offered every fall   Credits: 0-3

 

ARTS 345 : Ceramics II
Individual exploration of creative problems in ceramics, utilizing wheel-throwing, hand-building, glazing, and firing techniques at an advanced level. Offered: every spring Prerequisites: ARTS 245 or permission of instructor on the basis of presentation of a portfolio. Offered every spring   Credits: 0-3

 

ARTS 346 : Ceramics III
This course is intended for advanced ceramics students interested in honing their skills while developing a personal vision. Ceramics is approached through a historical perspective dealing with aesthetics, conceptual and technical concepts. Prerequisites: ARTS 345. Offered every fall   Credits: 0-3

 

ARTS 350 : Jewelry & Metals II
Further exploration of the plastic qualities of metal. Emphasis on forming and advanced decorative techniques for functional and non-functional objects. Prerequisites: ARTS 250 or permission of instructor. Offered every spring   Credits: 0-3

 

ARTS 351 : Jewelry & Metals III
This course will study advanced technical applications used in the production of metal objects and art jewelry. The focus will be on contemporary design, along with history, meaning and content. Students will be required to research artists and metal techniques, become familiar with the History of Jewelry, and contemporary art movements within the context of jewelry and metal arts. Demonstrations will be given along with individual instruction. Prerequisites: ARTS 350. Offered fall, odd years   Credits: 0-3

 

ARTS 370 : Senior Art Exhibition
A senior exhibition is a requirement for all art majors at SUNY Geneseo in order to receive a bachelor's degree. This course will guide students through the process of selecting and mounting a mature body of work completed during studio study while in attendance at SUNY Geneseo. Each student will be responsible for meeting all gallery deadlines, designing and distributing an exhibition poster and mailer. The student will prepare the gallery space and set up the exhibition as well as arrange all lighting. Prerequisites: ARTS 387 and completion of 9 hours in primary concentration and 6 hours in secondary concentration. Offered every spring   Credits: 2

 

ARTS 387 : Junior Studio Seminar
This course investigates contemporary conceptual issues in art and begins preparing students to consider the content, documentation, and display of their work as it related to a career in the arts. Prerequisites: ARTS 265 and junior standing. Offered every fall   Credits: 3

 

ARTS 388 : Experimental:
  Credits: 1-6

 

ARTS 395 : Internship
  Credits: 1-6

 

ARTS 399 : Independent Study
Selected study or research in a field of specialization. (1 to 3 semester hours.) Prerequisites: Permission of instructor and the Arts Chair. Offered by individual arrangment   Credits: 1-6

 

ARTS 411 : Advanced Studio
Designed for the student in art who is prepared to conduct specialized research and experimentation at an advanced level, in any of the studio areas. Prerequisite: Consultation with the instructor and/or staff review of portfolio. Studio hours arranged. (1 to 6 semester hours). Offered: when demand is sufficient   Credits: 1-6

 

ARTS 499 : Directed Study:
  Credits: 1-3

 

ARTS 699 : Directed Study:
  Credits: 1-9

 

ARTS TRE : Art Studio Elective
  Credits: 0-6