Undergraduate Program

Studio Arts Courses

Below you will find a list of all undergraduate courses that have been offered.

NOTE: Not all of these courses are offered in any given year.

SA 103 ESSNTL DIGITAL MEDIA TOOLKIT

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Last Offered: Fall 2017

SA 111 INTRODUCTION TO DRAWING

The coursework follows a sequence of studies that introduces basic drawing techniques, media, and composition through observation and analysis. Through a sequence of projects, students will have the opportunity to develop formal artistic skills and spatial relationships while enhancing their conceptual understanding of art as a visual language. Students will work from life and from the imagination to solve visual problems. Evaluation will primarily be based on the quantity and quality of studio production as well as the effort to thoughtfully contribute to critiques and discussions. Both traditional and non-traditional mediums and approaches will be explored. Relevant readings and short papers are to be expected. Not open to seniors.Studio art supplies fee: $50. If the course fills and you would like to be added to the wait list, please contact Stephanie Ashenfelder at stephanie.ashenfelder@rochester.edu.

Last Offered: Fall 2017

SA 112 CONCEPTS IN INTRODUCTORY DRAWING

This course is designed for students who are interested in integrating the practice of drawing with this particular concept. The coursework follows a sequence of studies that introduces basic drawing techniques through the lens of a particular concept. Through a sequence of projects, students will have the opportunity to develop formal artistic skills and spatial relationships while enhancing their conceptual understanding of art as a visual language. Evaluation will primarily be based on the quantity and quality of studio production as well as the effort to thoughtfully contribute to critiques and discussions. Both traditional and non-traditional mediums and approaches will be explored. Relevant readings and short papers are to be expected. Studio art fee $50. If the course fills and you would like to be added to the wait list, please contact Stephanie Ashenfelder at stephanie.ashenfelder@rochester.edu.

Last Offered: Fall 2011

SA 114 CREATING ARCHITECTURE - an Introduction

Architecture gives form to space. It is a specialized, functional art that defines space for a utilitarian purpose, based on a specific set of conditions. Architecture makes music out of notes, poetry out of words, it elicits a response. This course will explore the fundamental design principles that are the tools used to create architecture. Through a series of talks, images, field trips, and creative exercises, the students will gain a new awareness of a building, an outdoor space or an entire city. The students will become more sensitive to both the natural and built environment through this increased understanding of architecture. This course is intended to be very interactive and therefore enrollment will be limited to 10 students. Students will be evaluated on two papers and a final project. This course is open to all majors, and prior architecture study is not required. If the course fills and you would like to be added to the wait list, please contact Stephanie Ashenfelder.

Prerequisites: Studio Art Fee: $50
Last Offered: Fall 2017

SA 121 INTRODUCTION TO PAINTING

Designed to introduce students to the art of painting through a traditional and experimental approach. Through a sequence of projects, students will have the opportunity to practice observational painting skills as well as experiment with a variety of non-traditional media and innovative techniques. This course aims to enhance each students understanding of historical and contemporary painting trends through studio practice and classroom dialogue. Ultimately, students will work toward creating mature visual works that communicate meaning effectively. Your paintings, in addition to their many other functions, will serve as documentation of your artistic and intellectual pursuit. Formal and informal critiques will regularly follow the completion of most projects. Readings and short papers are to be expected. Not open to seniors. Studio art supplies fee: $50.If the course fills and you would like to be added to the wait list, please contact Stephanie Ashenfelder, stephanie.ashenfelder@rochester.edu.

Prerequisites: Not open to seniors. Studio art supplies fee: $50.
Last Offered: Fall 2017

SA 121A INTRODUCTION TO PHOTOGRAPHY: DARKROOM & DIGITAL

This course draws on basic elements of photography, in order to explore alternative modes of thinking about photographic frame and ways of presenting the image. The student will be asked to develop series of images using different photographic techniques and formats such as photograms (photography without a camera), prints on silver photographic paper and digital prints. Topics covered during the course include darkroom techniques, alternative digital processes with an emphasis on photography, and SLR cameras. No prior experience in photography is needed to successfully complete this class.

Last Offered: Summer 2016

SA 121S INTRO TO PHOTO: DARKROOM & DIGITAL

This course draws on basic elements of photography, in order to explore alternative modes of thinking about photographic frame and ways of presenting the image. The student will be asked to develop series of images using different photographic techniques and formats such as photograms (photography without a camera), prints on silver photographic paper and digital prints. Topics covered during the course include darkroom techniques, alternative digital processes with an emphasis on photography, and SLR cameras. No prior experience in photography is needed to successfully complete this class.

Prerequisites: Studio art supplies fee: $50

SA 122 CONCEPTS IN INTRODUCTORY PAINTING

This course is designed for students who are interested in integrating the practice of painting with this particular concept. This course is designed to introduce students to the art of painting through the lens of a particular concept. This course aims to enhance each student’s understanding of historical and contemporary painting trends through studio practice and classroom dialogue. Ultimately, students will work toward creating mature visual works that communicate meaning effectively. Formal and informal critiques will regularly follow the completion of most projects. Readings and short papers are to be expected. Studio art supplies fee: $50. If the course fills and you would like to be added to the wait list, please contact Stephanie Ashenfelder at stephanie.ashenfelder@rochester.edu.

Last Offered: Spring 2011

SA 131 INTRODUCTION TO SCULPTURE

A wide range of materials and techniques from metal and welding to assemblage, from wood to experimental methods and media is explored in the service of three dimensional art making. Investigations of the specific qualities of three dimensional media (i.e. space, form, scale, mass) and how they can convey ideas are made within a contemporary framework. Artworks synthesize a particular choice and use of materials and a concept or expression. It is the aim of this class to develop this synthesis, and in so doing, begin to develop the students' own working creative vocabulary. Not open to seniors. Studio art supplies fee: $50. If the course fills and you would like to be added to tat stephanie.ashenfelder@rochester.edu.he wait list, please contact Stephanie Ashenfelder.

Prerequisites: Not open to seniors. Studio art supplies fee: $50.
Last Offered: Fall 2017

SA 132 INTRODUCTION TO SCULPTURE: re)Collecting the Object

Found objects and discarded materials are employed in the making of art; the practice of gathering and the ramifications of accumulation are investigated while an historical tracing of similar processes supplies a conceptual foundation for the course. The objective of the course is the acquisition of a sound understanding of the basic elements of sculpture; the assignments, a communication of this understanding, investigate the pre-existing object as a receptacle for memory and history. Typical studio techniques and cognitive processes are addressed through exercises that attend to both formal considerations and thoughtful content. Not open to seniors.Studio art supplies fee: $50. If the course fills and you would like to be added to the wait list, please contact Stephanie Ashenfelder at stephanie.ashenfelder@rochester.edu.

Last Offered: Spring 2014

SA 141 INTRODUCTION TO PHOTOGRAPHY

This class is an introduction to the basic elements of photography, SLR and DSLR camera, darkroom techniques and alternative digital processes with an emphasis on photography as an interpretive and hybrid medium. The student will be asked to develop series of images using various photographic techniques and formats such as photograms (photography without a camera), collages and digital negatives printed on silver photographic paper. The class will explore alternative modes of thinking about the photographic frame and ways of presenting images. In conjunction to their studio projects, students will be exposed to current issues in photography and related media through readings, screenings and group discussions. No prior experience in photography is needed to successfully complete this class. Not open to seniors. $50 Studio Fee. If the course fills and you would like to be added to the wait list, please contact Stephanie Ashenfelder at stephanie.ashenfelder@rochester.edu.

Prerequisites: Not open to seniors. Studio art supplies fee: $50.
Last Offered: Fall 2017

SA 151 NEW MEDIA AND EMERGING PRACTICE 1

This course engages artistic approaches to digital technologies with an emphasis on the history of new media art and contemporary networked art practices. Students will engage in studio assignments that use digital technologies as both tool and medium including digital imaging, sound, illustration, and 2D animation. Special emphasis will be placed on programming for visual artists using Processing, an open-source language and programming environment for the creation of generative and participatory artworks. Not open to seniors. $50 Studio Fee. If the course fills and you would like to be added to the wait list, please contact Stephanie Ashenfelder at stephanie.ashenfelder@rochester.edu.

Last Offered: Fall 2017

SA 161 INTRODUCTION TO VIDEO ART

This course introduces the basic aesthetic and technical elements of video production. Emphasis is on the creative use and understanding of the video medium while learning to use the video camera, video editing processes and the fundamental procedures of planning video projects. Video techniques will be studied through screenings, group discussions, readings, practice sessions and presentations of original video projects made during the course. If the course fills and you would like to be added to the wait list, please contact Juliet Carello at juliet.carello@rochester.edu.

Last Offered: Fall 2017

SA 171 INTRODUCTORY 2D

This introductory course provides a framework for two-dimensional studio production; conventional and experimental approaches and processes are investigated, utilized and interrelated. The student will develop technical proficiency, a critical vocabulary, and a broad understanding of art making's role in culture. Course work is supplemented with seminar style discussion of selected texts. Studio art supplies fee: $50. If the course fills and you would like to be added to the wait list, please contact Stephanie Ashenfelder at stephanie.ashenfelder@rochester.edu.

SA 172 CONCEPTS IN INTRODUCTORY 2D: THE BAUHAUS-HISTORY AND PRACTICE

With the formation of the Bauhaus in Weimar & then Dessau, Germany, in the early ‘20s, an institution was created that would bring together the arts & industrial manufacture in the modern world. Its artists, designers & architects can be credited with developing a visual vocabulary synonymous with our concept of modernity; its precepts are associated with figures such as Walter Gropius, Wassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, Johannes Itten, Josef albers and Laszlo Moholy-Nagy. Their example & teaching inspired legions of students to design a modern environment; the methods of the Bauhaus studios are still felt today art & architectural schools throughout the world.

Prerequisites: Studio arts supplies fee: $50. If the course fills and you would like to be added to the wait list, please contact Stephanie Ashenfelder at stephanie.ashenfelder@rochester.edu.
Last Offered: Spring 2014

SA 181 INTRODUCTION TO PRINTMAKING

Printmaking is a non-digital, non-photographic manner of visual communication which emphasizes reproduction. This course will introduce procedures and techniques for creating multiple works on paper. Suites of prints will be made from linoleum cuts, woodcuts, drypoint etchings, monotypes and mono-prints. Drawing is key in the development of the reductive, visual language required in printmaking. Exercises which focus on print-based drawing skills will be assigned throughout. Not open to Seniors. Studio arts supplies fee: $50. If the course fills and you would like to be added to the wait list, please contact Stephanie Ashenfelder.

Last Offered: Fall 2017

SA 190 INTRODUCTION TO STUDIO PRACTICE

Provides a broad framework for contemporary art practice through studio production, discussion, presentation, and critique. While many courses, including Photography, 3-D, Painting, and Digital Art, often start with the medium and work toward the concept, the projects in this class will immediately integrate conceptual challenges with material and technique. While some projects may include traditional media such as pencils and paper, others may invite nontraditional media such as hair, text, earth and sound. Presentations and discussions will address historical and theoretical approaches to art as a way of supporting expansive studio practice. Practice, critique, readings, and discussion combine to place emphasis on the visual investigation necessary to create educated and challenging art. Not open to seniors. Studio art supplies fee: $50.If the course fills and you would like to be added to the wait list, please contact Stephanie Ashenfelder at stephanie.ashenfelder@rochester.edu.

Last Offered: Spring 2017

SA 209 WRITING ON ART

This course seeks to improve students' writing and analytical skills through analysis and experimentation with different styles of writing about contemporary and historical arts. Students analyze prose by artists, historians, cultural critics, poets, and others who have written on the visual arts, with an eye towards how writing on art can be a tool for improving expression in many areas. Slide lectures, discussions, and writing projects on objects of diverse media and historical eras will be augmented by visiting speakers and field trips to museums and galleries. This course fulfills one-half of the upper level writing requirement for both studio and art history majors. Permission of instructor required.

Last Offered: Fall 2017

SA 212 ADV DWG: ART & INCLUSIVITY

Serious emphasis on independent proposals, research and production further coalesce ideas addressed in introductory level two dimensional courses. The projects demand formal consideration as well as thoughtful content; along with class participation, they act as documents of an engagement in creative thought, research, and problem- solving. Individual and group critiques occur throughout the course. Studio art supplies fee: $50.

Last Offered: Fall 2017

SA 212A ADVANCED DRAWING

Serious emphasis on independent proposals, research and production further coalesce ideas addressed in introductory level two dimensional courses. The projects demand formal consideration as well as thoughtful content; along with class participation, they act as documents of an engagement in creative thought, research, and problem- solving. Individual and group critiques occur throughout the course. Studio art supplies fee: $50.

Last Offered: Fall 2016

SA 212B ADVANCED DRAWING

Serious emphasis on independent proposals, research and production further coalesce ideas addressed in introductory level two dimensional courses. The projects demand formal consideration as well as thoughtful content; along with class participation, they act as documents of an engagement in creative thought, research, and problem- solving. Individual and group critiques occur throughout the course. Studio art supplies fee: $50.

Last Offered: Fall 2016

SA 212C ADVANCED DRAWING

Serious emphasis on independent proposals, research and production further coalesce ideas addressed in introductory level two dimensional courses. The projects demand formal consideration as well as thoughtful content; along with class participation, they act as documents of an engagement in creative thought, research, and problem- solving. Individual and group critiques occur throughout the course. Studio art supplies fee: $50.

Last Offered: Fall 2016

SA 213 ISSUES IN ADVANCED DRAWING: Large Scale

All sizes of drawings have their merits and uses, but the creative experience of making large-scale work is often limited. In this class there are no size limits allowing participants to draw on a large scale. Students learn strategies for working large including grids and perspective. The class takes and experimental approach toward two dimensional imagery and embraces non traditional media. The class also discusses short reading assignments and views slide lectures about large-scale drawing. Group critiques provide valuable feedback and support.Instructor Permission of instructor required.

Prerequisites: Any 100 level studio class, SA 111 suggested.
Last Offered: Fall 2011

SA 215 SEM CONT ART: THE SIXTIES

Spring 2010. Please see AH 215 for description.

SA 222A ADVANCED PAINTING

The evolving continuation of painting with serious emphasis on independent proposals, research and production. The broadest examination of painting and related media is expected. Group discussion and individual meetings are on a weekly basis. Permission of instructor only. Studio art supplies fee: $50.

Last Offered: Fall 2017

SA 222B ADVANCED PAINTING

The evolving continuation of painting with serious emphasis on independent proposals, research and production. The broadest examination of painting and related media is expected. Group discussion and individual meetings are on a weekly basis. Permission of instructor only. Studio art supplies fee: $50.

Last Offered: Fall 2017

SA 222C ADVANCED PAINTING

The evolving continuation of painting with serious emphasis on independent proposals, research and production. The broadest examination of painting and related media is expected. Group discussion and individual meetings are on a weekly basis. Permission of instructor only. Studio art supplies fee: $50.

Last Offered: Fall 2017

SA 232 ADVANCED 3D

This class broadens the investigation undertaken in Introductory 3D to include other materials and processes as well as a focus on working in an interdisciplinary fashion. This course furthers the development of the student's three dimensional form vocabulary and their options for articulating their ideas. The ability to verbally and visually articulate ideas is developed through group discussion and critique. Permission of instructor required. Studio Art Supplies Fee: $50

SA 232A ADVANCED SCULPTURE

This class broadens the investigation undertaken in Introductory 3D to include other materials and processes as well as a focus on working in an interdisciplinary fashion. This course furthers the development of the student's three dimensional form vocabulary and their options for articulating their ideas. The ability to verbally and visually articulate ideas is developed through group discussion and critique. Permission of instructor required. Studio Art Supplies Fee: $50

Last Offered: Fall 2016

SA 232B ADVANCED SCULPTURE

This class broadens the investigation undertaken in Introductory 3D to include other materials and processes as well as a focus on working in an interdisciplinary fashion. This course furthers the development of the student's three dimensional form vocabulary and their options for articulating their ideas. The ability to verbally and visually articulate ideas is developed through group discussion and critique. Permission of instructor required. Studio Art Supplies Fee: $50

Last Offered: Fall 2016

SA 232C ADVANCED SCULPTURE

This class broadens the investigation undertaken in Introductory 3D to include other materials and processes as well as a focus on working in an interdisciplinary fashion. This course furthers the development of the student's three dimensional form vocabulary and their options for articulating their ideas. The ability to verbally and visually articulate ideas is developed through group discussion and critique. Permission of instructor required. Studio Art Supplies Fee: $50

Last Offered: Fall 2016

SA 233 RADICAL PRACTICES

Radical Practices is a research-based studio course that investigates contemporary and historical art world references to inform students’ independent work. Through a series of lectures, students will gain familiarity with artists—primarily, but not exclusively, visual—whose practices have contributed to dismantling cultural norms, exposing radical undercurrents, and influencing social interactions. Topics that will be covered include identity politics, social practice, performance, collective production, democratic distribution, and institutional critique. Logistically speaking the course will be composed of the three primary modes: lectures, readings and discussions, and studio work. Based on independent research, students will generate several projects that respond to and invent upon the proposition of creating one’s own radical practice of making. Permission of instructor required. Studio Art Supplies Fee: $50

Prerequisites: Any 100 level SA course
Last Offered: Fall 2017

SA 233A ISSUES IN ADVANCED 3D

Students incorporate a variety of media in works that expand the physical boundaries of art beyond the discreet object. Students’ interests and abilities in a variety of subjects and media are used to create environments that immerse the viewer in sensory, intellectual and emotional experiences. The ability to verbally and visually articulate ideas is developed through group discussion and critique. Permission of instructor required. Studio Art Supplies Fee: $50

Last Offered: Spring 2011

SA 233B ISSUES IN ADVANCED 3D

Students incorporate a variety of media in works that expand the physical boundaries of art beyond the discreet object. Students’ interests and abilities in a variety of subjects and media are used to create environments that immerse the viewer in sensory, intellectual and emotional experiences. The ability to verbally and visually articulate ideas is developed through group discussion and critique. Permission of instructor required. Studio Art Supplies Fee: $50

Last Offered: Spring 2011

SA 233C ISSUES IN ADVANCED 3D

Students incorporate a variety of media in works that expand the physical boundaries of art beyond the discreet object. Students’ interests and abilities in a variety of subjects and media are used to create environments that immerse the viewer in sensory, intellectual and emotional experiences. The ability to verbally and visually articulate ideas is developed through group discussion and critique. Permission of instructor required. Studio Art Supplies Fee: $50

Last Offered: Spring 2011

SA 242A ADVANCED PHOTOGRAPHY

An artist’s book class that uses photographic imagery as its primary source. The photographic book extends the photographic series into time, space and tactile interaction. From digital book, to photo album, to one-of-a-kind curio box of prints, we will examine the multiple roles that contemporary photography and related media plays within our unique cultural moment. The class projects will focus on book structures and material, bookbinding, image sequencing and editing, printing, and design. Interdisciplinary and collaborative approaches will be encouraged. This course will culminate with an exhibition of works and a book exchange. Basic experience with digital photography is required. Prerequisite: SA141, SA151 or any relevant prior experience with photography. Permission of instructor is required to enroll.($50 studio fee)

Last Offered: Fall 2017

SA 242B ADVANCED PHOTOGRAPHY: BOOKS AND BOXES

An artist’s book class that uses photographic imagery as its primary source. The photographic book extends the photographic series into time, space and tactile interaction. From digital book, to photo album, to one-of-a-kind curio box of prints, we will examine the multiple roles that contemporary photography and related media plays within our unique cultural moment. The class projects will focus on book structures and material, bookbinding, image sequencing and editing, printing, and design. Interdisciplinary and collaborative approaches will be encouraged. This course will culminate with an exhibition of works and a book exchange. Basic experience with digital photography is required. Prerequisite: SA141, SA151 or any relevant prior experience with photography. Permission of instructor is required to enroll.($50 studio fee)

Last Offered: Fall 2017

SA 242C ADVANCED PHOTOGRAPHY: BOOKS AND BOXES

An artist’s book class that uses photographic imagery as its primary source. The photographic book extends the photographic series into time, space and tactile interaction. From digital book, to photo album, to one-of-a-kind curio box of prints, we will examine the multiple roles that contemporary photography and related media plays within our unique cultural moment. The class projects will focus on book structures and material, bookbinding, image sequencing and editing, printing, and design. Interdisciplinary and collaborative approaches will be encouraged. This course will culminate with an exhibition of works and a book exchange. Basic experience with digital photography is required. Prerequisite: SA141, SA151 or any relevant prior experience with photography. Permission of instructor is required to enroll.($50 studio fee)

Last Offered: Fall 2017

SA 243A DANCE ON CAMERA:CAM ON DANCE

Students will create and perform multi-media site-specific choreography and installations that will be captured and re-mixed. Geared for students of dance, film and photography, this course will explore creative collaboration, composition, lens based art and post-production. Students will be encouraged to curiously and playfully embody manipulations of movement material and play with technology to better understand different points of view and to explore the elements of site, space, shape, time and effort to see how they affect quality and content. Students will gain hands-on experience with digital photo and video equipment and editing software, and will serves roles both in front of and behind the camera. $50 Equipment Useage Fee.

Last Offered: Spring 2017

SA 243B DANCE ON CAMERA:CAM ON DANCE

Students will create and perform multi-media site-specific choreography and installations that will be captured and re-mixed. Geared for students of dance, film and photography, this course will explore creative collaboration, composition, lens based art and post-production. Students will be encouraged to curiously and playfully embody manipulations of movement material and play with technology to better understand different points of view and to explore the elements of site, space, shape, time and effort to see how they affect quality and content. Students will gain hands-on experience with digital photo and video equipment and editing software, and will serves roles both in front of and behind the camera. $50 Equipment Useage Fee.

Last Offered: Spring 2017

SA 243C DANCE ON CAMERA:CAM ON DANCE

Students will create and perform multi-media site-specific choreography and installations that will be captured and re-mixed. Geared for students of dance, film and photography, this course will explore creative collaboration, composition, lens based art and post-production. Students will be encouraged to curiously and playfully embody manipulations of movement material and play with technology to better understand different points of view and to explore the elements of site, space, shape, time and effort to see how they affect quality and content. Students will gain hands-on experience with digital photo and video equipment and editing software, and will serves roles both in front of and behind the camera. $50 Equipment Useage Fee.

Last Offered: Spring 2017

SA 244A ADVANCED PHOTO/DIGITAL: EXPANDED PHOTOGRAPHY

The class will examine and interrogate the multiple roles that contemporary photography and related media plays within our unique cultural moment with an emphasis on hybrid/multidisciplinary approaches to the medium. The class projects will explore site-specific photographic installation, time based imagery, large format printing, book and object making. Digital processes and studio lighting techniques will also be covered. In conjunction to their studio project, students will view and analyze a range of photographic practices, read contemporary criticism and engage in probing discussion and original writing. Upon completion of this course, students will have the capacity to more confidently engage the work they make within the broader discourse of art and will acquire an understanding of the concepts and vocabulary necessary for critical discussion of photographic work, their own and that of others. Minimal experience with digital photography is required. Permission of instructor. $50 studio fee.

Prerequisites: SA 244 is SA 141 or SA 151.
Last Offered: Spring 2016

SA 244B ADVANCED PHOTO/DIGITAL: EXPANDED PHOTOGRAPHY

The class will examine and interrogate the multiple roles that contemporary photography and related media plays within our unique cultural moment with an emphasis on hybrid/multidisciplinary approaches to the medium. The class projects will explore site-specific photographic installation, time based imagery, large format printing, book and object making. Digital processes and studio lighting techniques will also be covered. In conjunction to their studio project, students will view and analyze a range of photographic practices, read contemporary criticism and engage in probing discussion and original writing. Upon completion of this course, students will have the capacity to more confidently engage the work they make within the broader discourse of art and will acquire an understanding of the concepts and vocabulary necessary for critical discussion of photographic work, their own and that of others. Minimal experience with digital photography is required. Permission of instructor. $50 studio fee.

Prerequisites: SA 244 is SA 141 or SA 151.
Last Offered: Spring 2016

SA 244C ADVANCED PHOTO/DIGITAL: EXPANDED PHOTOGRAPHY

The class will examine and interrogate the multiple roles that contemporary photography and related media plays within our unique cultural moment with an emphasis on hybrid/multidisciplinary approaches to the medium. The class projects will explore site-specific photographic installation, time based imagery, large format printing, book and object making. Digital processes and studio lighting techniques will also be covered. In conjunction to their studio project, students will view and analyze a range of photographic practices, read contemporary criticism and engage in probing discussion and original writing. Upon completion of this course, students will have the capacity to more confidently engage the work they make within the broader discourse of art and will acquire an understanding of the concepts and vocabulary necessary for critical discussion of photographic work, their own and that of others. Minimal experience with digital photography is required. Permission of instructor. $50 studio fee.

Last Offered: Spring 2016

SA 252A NEW MEDIA AND EMERGING PRACTICE 2

The goal of this course is to take digital art-making out of the computer lab and into the collaborative, ecological context of an urban farm in Rochester. Working in tandem with CAS 250 “Food Justice, Urban Farming, and Social Practice,” students will bring new media art practices to bear on issues of local food justice, community networks, and ecological sustainability. In collaboration with Seedfolk City Farm, a multi-site farm that fights food insecurity in Rochester neighborhoods, students will work with local youth to create a cooperative, educational art-centered exchange for skill‐sharing and open-source expertise. Digital artworks will be created that draw on student experiences of gardening and composting, the politics of food deserts in the city of Rochester, and questions of urban ecology and sustainability, including poverty and justice. Permission of instructor. Studio lab fee $50.

Last Offered: Fall 2017

SA 252B NEW MEDIA AND EMERGING PRACTICES 2

The goal of this course is to take digital art-making out of the computer lab and into the collaborative, ecological context of an urban farm in Rochester. Working in tandem with CAS 250 “Food Justice, Urban Farming, and Social Practice,” students will bring new media art practices to bear on issues of local food justice, community networks, and ecological sustainability. In collaboration with Seedfolk City Farm, a multi-site farm that fights food insecurity in Rochester neighborhoods, students will work with local youth to create a cooperative, educational art-centered exchange for skill‐sharing and open-source expertise. Digital artworks will be created that draw on student experiences of gardening and composting, the politics of food deserts in the city of Rochester, and questions of urban ecology and sustainability, including poverty and justice. Permission of instructor is required to enroll. ($50 studio fee)

Last Offered: Fall 2017

SA 252C ADVANCED DIGITAL ART: SUSTAINABILITY & SOCIALLY ENGAGED DIGITAL ART

The goal of this course is to take digital art-making out of the computer lab and into the collaborative, ecological context of an urban farm in Rochester. Working in tandem with CAS 250 “Food Justice, Urban Farming, and Social Practice,” students will bring new media art practices to bear on issues of local food justice, community networks, and ecological sustainability. In collaboration with Seedfolk City Farm, a multi-site farm that fights food insecurity in Rochester neighborhoods, students will work with local youth to create a cooperative, educational art-centered exchange for skill‐sharing and open-source expertise. Digital artworks will be created that draw on student experiences of gardening and composting, the politics of food deserts in the city of Rochester, and questions of urban ecology and sustainability, including poverty and justice. SA151 or relevant prior experience. Permission of instructor is required to enroll. ($50 studio fee)

Last Offered: Fall 2017

SA 253A ADVANCED DIGITAL ART: THE ART OF THE REMIX, VJING & INTERMEDIA PERFORMANCE

Students in this course will produce live, digital collaborative works and performances involving moving images, music, and sound. Collaborative techniques will be emphasized. Students will use digital video and sound production tools help them build, practice, and perform original works.

Prerequisites: SA 161 - Introduction to Video Art or SA 151 Introduction to Digital Art or by permission of the instructor. Not open to Seniors without permission of the instructor.
Last Offered: Spring 2014

SA 253B ADVANCED DIGITAL ART: THE ART OF THE REMIX, VJING & INTERMEDIA PERFORMANCE

Students in this course will produce live, digital collaborative works and performances involving moving images, music, and sound. Collaborative techniques will be emphasized. Students will use digital video and sound production tools help them build, practice, and perform original works.

Prerequisites: SA 161 - Introduction to Video Art or SA 151 Introduction to Digital Art or by permission of the instructor. Not open to Seniors without permission of the instructor.
Last Offered: Spring 2014

SA 253C ADVANCED DIGITAL ART: THE ART OF THE REMIX, VJING & INTERMEDIA PERFORMANCE

Students in this course will produce live, digital collaborative works and performances involving moving images, music, and sound. Collaborative techniques will be emphasized. Students will use digital video and sound production tools help them build, practice, and perform original works.

Prerequisites: SA 161 - Introduction to Video Art or SA 151 Introduction to Digital Art or by permission of the instructor. Not open to Seniors without permission of the instructor.
Last Offered: Spring 2014

SA 262 ADVANCED VIDEO AND SOUND

This course explores digital video and sound art through studio practice and the study of both pioneering and contemporary artists with an emphasis on emerging viral trends. This class will approach time-based digital objects and sound from an experimental, artistic perspective questioning and “interrupting” conventional narrative forms and embracing techniques that generate unexpected results. Studio projects will engage digital tools and networked technologies for the creation of works that dwell across local/physical spaces, such as galleries, cinemas, and screening rooms, to global, networked environments, such as YouTube and Vimeo. Works will be contextualized within a critical framework of readings, critiques, and viewings. $50 studio fee. Instructor's permission required.

Prerequisites: FMS 161 or SA 151.
Last Offered: Summer 2012

SA 262A ADVANCED VIDEO ART

This course explores video art processes with an emphasis on contemporary practice, emerging trends, and digital technologies. Students will consider time-based digital objects and sound from artistic perspectives questioning and “interrupting” conventional narrative forms while embracing experimental techniques to generate unexpected results. Original projects will involve installation, single channel, sound, and networked environments. Works will be examined within a critical framework of readings, critiques, and viewings. Permission of instructor. $50 studio fee.

Prerequisites: Prerequisites FMS 161 or SA 151.
Last Offered: Spring 2017

SA 262B ADVANCED VIDEO ART

This course explores video art processes with an emphasis on contemporary practice, emerging trends, and digital technologies. Students will consider time-based digital objects and sound from artistic perspectives questioning and “interrupting” conventional narrative forms while embracing experimental techniques to generate unexpected results. Original projects will involve installation, single channel, sound, and networked environments. Works will be examined within a critical framework of readings, critiques, and viewings. Permission of instructor. $50 studio fee.

Prerequisites: Prerequisites FMS 161 or SA 151.
Last Offered: Spring 2017

SA 262C ADVANCED VIDEO ART

This course explores video art processes with an emphasis on contemporary practice, emerging trends, and digital technologies. Students will consider time-based digital objects and sound from artistic perspectives questioning and “interrupting” conventional narrative forms while embracing experimental techniques to generate unexpected results. Original projects will involve installation, single channel, sound, and networked environments. Works will be examined within a critical framework of readings, critiques, and viewings. Permission of instructor. $50 studio fee.

Prerequisites: Prerequisites FMS 161 or SA 151.
Last Offered: Spring 2017

SA 272A ISSUES IN ADVANCED 2D: Narrative/Sequence/Series

In this course students examine their environment through projects that explore narration, sequence, and series. Creative approaches to narrative and non-narrative sequence are used as a framework for developing personal concepts and overall artistic strengths. Within this context, students create and develop two-dimensional images through a variety of materials and techniques. Students will be introduced to the use of image, color and text as formal and conceptual elements. Course work consists of both directed and individual projects with an emphasis on the integration of drawing and printmaking, supplemented with seminar style discussion of selected texts. Studio art supplies fee: $50.

SA 272B ISSUES IN ADVANCED 2D: Narrative/Sequence/Series

In this course students examine their environment through projects that explore narration, sequence, and series. Creative approaches to narrative and non-narrative sequence are used as a framework for developing personal concepts and overall artistic strengths. Within this context, students create and develop two-dimensional images through a variety of materials and techniques. Students will be introduced to the use of image, color and text as formal and conceptual elements. Course work consists of both directed and individual projects with an emphasis on the integration of drawing and printmaking, supplemented with seminar style discussion of selected texts. Studio art supplies fee: $50.

SA 272C ISSUES IN ADVANCED 2D: Narrative/Sequence/Series

In this course students examine their environment through projects that explore narration, sequence, and series. Creative approaches to narrative and non-narrative sequence are used as a framework for developing personal concepts and overall artistic strengths. Within this context, students create and develop two-dimensional images through a variety of materials and techniques. Students will be introduced to the use of image, color and text as formal and conceptual elements. Course work consists of both directed and individual projects with an emphasis on the integration of drawing and printmaking, supplemented with seminar style discussion of selected texts. Studio art supplies fee: $50.

SA 273A ART & ACTIVISM IN PRINT

Art & Activism in Print engages students to design a social media and visual campaign aimed at raising awareness about the intersection of race, gender, class, and sexuality by embracing the role artists can play in communities. Students gain expertise in printmaking and digital media while exploring the role of artist as activist. Printmaking techniques will include screen printing, relief, and intaglio. SA273 students may work in collaboration with students from outside UR. Work builds on previous 100 level courses to effectively articulate their message. Prerequisite: any 100 level course. Permission of instructor.

Last Offered: Spring 2016

SA 273B ART & ACTIVISM IN PRINT

Art & Activism in Print engages students to design a social media and visual campaign aimed at raising awareness about the intersection of race, gender, class, and sexuality by embracing the role artists can play in communities. Students gain expertise in printmaking and digital media while exploring the role of artist as activist. Printmaking techniques will include screen printing, relief, and intaglio. SA273 students may work in collaboration with students from outside UR. Work builds on previous 100 level courses to effectively articulate their message. Prerequisite: any 100 level course. Permission of instructor.

Last Offered: Spring 2016

SA 273C ART & ACTIVISM IN PRINT

Art & Activism in Print engages students to design a social media and visual campaign aimed at raising awareness about the intersection of race, gender, class, and sexuality by embracing the role artists can play in communities. Students gain expertise in printmaking and digital media while exploring the role of artist as activist. Printmaking techniques will include screen printing, relief, and intaglio. SA273 students may work in collaboration with students from outside UR. Work builds on previous 100 level courses to effectively articulate their message. Prerequisite: any 100 level course. Permission of instructor.

Last Offered: Spring 2016

SA 281A PERFORMANCE ART & SOCIAL INTERVENTION

Performance art is one of the most exciting & misrepresented forms of artistic expression in contemporary art. It intentionally defies any precise definition, giving artists the authority to combine traditional & non-traditional aspects of painting, drawing, photography, literature, physics, fibers, video, law, computer graphics, sound, poetry, found objects, architecture, costume design & sculpture. Performance art often blurs the boundaries between art & life & often encourages us to reconsider our beliefs regarding spirituality, identity, body, space, politics, & the definition of art itself. In this studio art class, we will look at the most fascinating performance artists from the 1960s to the present while designing our own "live sculptures" & "time-based art." No previous knowledge of performance art is necessary. This course may be taken more than once for advanced-level credit. Permission of instructor required. Studio art supplies fee: $50.

Prerequisites: Students may register for this course after they have completed one 100-level studio art course in any discipline. Studio art supplies fees: $50. Permission of instructor required.
Last Offered: Spring 2017

SA 281B PERFORMANCE ART AND SOCIAL INTERVENTION

Performance art is one of the most exciting & misrepresented forms of artistic expression in contemporary art. It intentionally defies any precise definition, giving artists the authority to combine traditional & non-traditional aspects of painting, drawing, photography, literature, physics, fibers, video, law, computer graphics, sound, poetry, found objects, architecture, costume design & sculpture. Performance art often blurs the boundaries between art & life & often encourages us to reconsider our beliefs regarding spirituality, identity, body, space, politics, & the definition of art itself. In this studio art class, we will look at the most fascinating performance artists from the 1960s to the present while designing our own "live sculptures" & "time-based art." No previous knowledge of performance art is necessary. This course may be taken more than once for advanced-level credit. Permission of instructor required. Studio art supplies fee: $50.

Last Offered: Spring 2017

SA 281C PERFORMANCE ART AND SOCIAL INTERVENTION

Performance art is one of the most exciting & misrepresented forms of artistic expression in contemporary art. It intentionally defies any precise definition, giving artists the authority to combine traditional & non-traditional aspects of painting, drawing, photography, literature, physics, fibers, video, law, computer graphics, sound, poetry, found objects, architecture, costume design & sculpture. Performance art often blurs the boundaries between art & life & often encourages us to reconsider our beliefs regarding spirituality, identity, body, space, politics, & the definition of art itself. In this studio art class, we will look at the most fascinating performance artists from the 1960s to the present while designing our own "live sculptures" & "time-based art." No previous knowledge of performance art is necessary. This course may be taken more than once for advanced-level credit. Permission of instructor required. Studio art supplies fee: $50.

Last Offered: Spring 2017

SA 282A ADVANCED PRINTMAKING

This course is a continuation the conceptual, technical and aesthetic possibilities learned in previous printmaking courses. Students will expand their technical abilities in relief printing and screen-printing as well as alternative printmaking techniques. While assignments will vary in duration and focus, the content or subject matter of each project is largely self-directed. Students will be challenged to develop technique as well as effective visual messages. A willingness to learn from taking risks is as important as the ability to execute the basic printmaking techniques. The course will consist of demonstrations, discussions, print projects, student presentations, and critiques.Studio Art supplies fee: $50.If the course fills and you would like to be added to the wait list, please contact Stephanie Ashenfelder at stephanie.ashenfelder@rochester.edu.

Prerequisites: SA 181 - Introduction to Printmaking
Last Offered: Spring 2017

SA 282B ADVANCED PRINTMAKING

This course is a continuation the conceptual, technical and aesthetic possibilities learned in previous printmaking courses. Students will expand their technical abilities in relief printing and screen-printing as well as alternative printmaking techniques. While assignments will vary in duration and focus, the content or subject matter of each project is largely self-directed. Students will be challenged to develop technique as well as effective visual messages. A willingness to learn from taking risks is as important as the ability to execute the basic printmaking techniques. The course will consist of demonstrations, discussions, print projects, student presentations, and critiques.Studio Art supplies fee: $50.If the course fills and you would like to be added to the wait list, please contact Stephanie Ashenfelder at stephanie.ashenfelder@rochester.edu.

Prerequisites: SA 181 - Introduction to Printmaking
Last Offered: Spring 2017

SA 282C ADVANCED PRINTMAKING

This course is a continuation the conceptual, technical and aesthetic possibilities learned in previous printmaking courses. Students will expand their technical abilities in relief printing and screen-printing as well as alternative printmaking techniques. While assignments will vary in duration and focus, the content or subject matter of each project is largely self-directed. Students will be challenged to develop technique as well as effective visual messages. A willingness to learn from taking risks is as important as the ability to execute the basic printmaking techniques. The course will consist of demonstrations, discussions, print projects, student presentations, and critiques.

Prerequisites: SA 181 - Introduction to Printmaking
Last Offered: Spring 2017

SA 292A MARKINGS, METHODS & MATERIALS

This course explores of the boundaries of conventional studio production through experimentation with nontraditional materials and invented approaches. It investigates the act of making a mark and probes the motives and impulses inherent in that process. The projects demand formal consideration as well as thoughtful content; along with class participation, they act as documents of an engagement in creative thought, research, and problem-solving. Individual and group critiques occur throughout the course. Markings, Methods, and Materials can be viewed as an extension of any 100-level studio course and provides an opportunity to exercise and explore the techniques and cognitive processes that are utilized and applied in art production and adjacent fields of learning. Permission of instructor required. Studio art supplies fee: $50.

Prerequisites: Students may register for this course after they have completed one 100-level studio art course in any discipline.
Last Offered: Spring 2017

SA 292B MARKINGS, METHODS & MATERIALS

This course explores of the boundaries of conventional studio production through experimentation with nontraditional materials and invented approaches. It investigates the act of making a mark and probes the motives and impulses inherent in that process. The projects demand formal consideration as well as thoughtful content; along with class participation, they act as documents of an engagement in creative thought, research, and problem-solving. Individual and group critiques occur throughout the course. Markings, Methods, and Materials can be viewed as an extension of any 100-level studio course and provides an opportunity to exercise and explore the techniques and cognitive processes that are utilized and applied in art production and adjacent fields of learning. Permission of instructor required. Studio art supplies fee: $50.

Prerequisites: Students may register for this course after they have completed one 100-level studio art course in any discipline.
Last Offered: Spring 2017

SA 292C MARKINGS, METHODS & MATERIALS

This course explores of the boundaries of conventional studio production through experimentation with nontraditional materials and invented approaches. It investigates the act of making a mark and probes the motives and impulses inherent in that process. The projects demand formal consideration as well as thoughtful content; along with class participation, they act as documents of an engagement in creative thought, research, and problem-solving. Individual and group critiques occur throughout the course. Markings, Methods, and Materials can be viewed as an extension of any 100-level studio course and provides an opportunity to exercise and explore the techniques and cognitive processes that are utilized and applied in art production and adjacent fields of learning. Permission of instructor required. Studio art supplies fee: $50.

Prerequisites: Students may register for this course after they have completed one 100-level studio art course in any discipline.
Last Offered: Spring 2017

SA 300 ART NY NEW MEDIA CULTURE

Harvestworks will offer this course as an introduction to digital art for Art New York interns. Special application is required. Permission of instructor only.

Last Offered: Spring 2017

SA 305K ART NEW YORK COLLOQUIM

As an integral part of the internship program, all students participating in ANY will meet weekly with the program's resident director. The class will visit museums, art galleries, film & media screenings, & learn from these visits through readings, papers, presentations & discussions. The colloquium will also serve to provide an intellectual framework for understanding the operations of the NY art world & to allow students to discuss with one another their experiences at the various institutions where they intern. Each student will be expected to make a presentation about their internship to the ANY group. There will be an entrepreneurial component which will introduce the students to a wide variety of entrepreneurial activity & innovative practices within arts and culture. Through guest speakers, seminars & field trips the students will learn how entrepreneurial endeavors develop. By the end of the semester, the students will create their own proposal for an entrepreneurial project.

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor required.
Last Offered: Spring 2017

SA 390 SUPERVISED TEACHING

No description

Last Offered: Spring 2017

SA 391 INDEPENDENT STUDY

Individual studio work at an advanced level and under the guidance of a member of the studio arts faculty.

Last Offered: Fall 2017

SA 391W INDEPENDENT STUDY

Individual studio work at an advanced level and under the guidance of a member of the studio arts faculty.

Last Offered: Spring 2017

SA 392 PRACTICUM

Each student will intern in an institution arranged or approved by the Art and Art History faculty. The purpose of this internship is to give students an insiders' view of the workings of the art world. Students will be expected to document their internship experiences as a means of evaluation at the end of the semester. This program is limited to second, third, fourth and fifth year undergraduate students interested in learning about all aspects of contemporary art, about how art gets made, how it reaches its public, and the processes of its interpretation. Internships will consist of 20 hours per week, for which students will receive eight credits. Permission of instructor required.

Last Offered: Spring 2017

SA 393 SENIOR PROJECT

See “Requirements for Honors in Studio Art.”

Last Offered: Fall 2017

SA 393W SENIOR PROJECT

No description

Last Offered: Fall 2017

SA 394 INTERNSHIP

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Last Offered: Fall 2017

SA 395 HONORS SEMINAR

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Last Offered: Fall 2017

SA 396 SENIOR STUDIO AND SEMINAR

This course is designed to support the transition between undergraduate coursework in the arts & independent, professional, and post-graduate pursuits. The course has 3 essential components: 1. Studio Production and Critique, 2. the Mechanics of the Profession, and 3. Contemporary Artists and Issues as they relate to Visual and Cultural Theory, Art History, & Art Criticism. The production component will consist of the intensive critique of ongoing studio work with emphasis on the importance of shifting toward self-motivated production. The fall semester will serve as the first half of the development toward a solo thesis exhibition & includes an artist talk, which includes documentation, explanation, reference, & an explanation of the relevance of the students work in the context of contemporary art. The spring semester includes a solo exhibition of the students work that is the culmination of their research & production. This class is limited to & required of senior studio majors. Studio Art Fee: $50

Last Offered: Fall 2017

SA 397 SENIOR STUDIO AND SEMINAR: SPRING

This course is designed to support the transition between undergraduate coursework in the arts and independent, professional, and post-graduate pursuits. The course has three essential components: (1) Studio Production and Critique, (2) the Mechanics of the Profession, and (3) Contemporary Artists and Issues as they relate to Visual and Cultural Theory, Art History, and Art Criticism. By the end of the semester, students will have prepared an artist talk on their work through documentation, explanation, reference, and relevance in the context of contemporary art. This class is limited to and required of senior studio majors. Permission of instructor required. Studio art supplies fee: $50.

Last Offered: Spring 2017