Interdisciplinary Visual Art majors may plan to take studio classes in fibers, printmaking, painting and drawing, sculpture/public art, ceramics, and glass. A detailed list of courses offered by the School of Art, from which IVA majors may choose, is available in the Online Course Catalog: ART, ART HISTORY
The Interdisciplinary Visual Arts program has developed and teaches a number of innovative courses with a mixed media, cross-disciplinary approach, combining both traditional and digital new technologies specifically designed for their majors. These classes are listed below.
Please note: Due to space and resource limitations, during the regular school year we are unable to offer studio courses to non-matriculated students. Non-matriculated students are welcome during the summer quarter. Auditors are not allowed in studio courses.
ART 101 Narratives In Art And Design
Introduces the practice of art and design through active participation in the space, activities, and resources of the Henry Art Gallery. Develops knowledge of the working methods and accomplishments of artists and designers and helps students translate conceptual ideas into creative solutions.
ART 120 Issues And Influences In Contemporary Art
Introduction to recurring themes and practices in the visual arts. This course moves beyond medium-based categories, surveying a diverse range of issues that motivate artists and create content in contemporary art by examining the importance and influence of the visual arts in the larger context of contemporary culture and society. Fall quarter only.
ART 126 Topics In Studio Art
Studio-based class introducing students, through particular studio practice of individual instructors, to methods of visual awareness, principles of organization, and approaches to visual and conceptual observation. Relationship between art history and contemporary art practice. Artistic medium in each class varies with instructor expertise.
ART 131 Alternative Approaches
Presentation of process through which artists discover and translate ideas, feelings, and concerns into images or objects. Use of a wide variety of methods and approaches, from traditional to technological, to promote visual expression. Discussion and critiques leading toward better understanding the creative process.
ART 360 Topics In Studio Art
Interdisciplinary, hands-on studio courses with a wide spectrum of exciting topics explore contemporary cutting edge themes and concepts in the arts. The objective of the course is to consider various ideas, materials, and art making processes used in contemporary visual arts.
Former topics included:
Concepts of Time and Space in the Visual Arts
Editing and Decision Making
Why is that art?
ART 370 Drawing For Motion
This class is designed for students who are interested in participating in the Animation Capstone project in the Computer Science and Engineering Department. Taught as a traditional drawing studio, this class will center around drawing from life and representing environments in which narratives unfold. Connections will be drawn between student freehand work and the visual capacities engaged in conceptualization, modeling and rendering in computer graphics-based animation. Drawing experience is helpful but not necessary.
ART 400 IVA Senior Studio
The Interdisciplinary Visual Arts Senior Studio focuses on the development of senior level artwork in any media. During the course of the quarter, students are able to set their own assignment goals, identify key ideas and sources, and develop their concepts into a finished, exhibition quality project. Assignments are designed to strengthen oral presentation skills, artist’s written statement, critiquing abilities, and ability to place work within a larger art historical framework. The course also covers curatorial issues, installation, presentation, and documentation of finished work. ART400 culminates in a group exhibition.