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ART 490 A: Advanced Drawing

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Meeting Time: 
TTh 11:30am - 2:20pm
ART 304
Zhi Lin
Zhi Lin

Syllabus Description:

Art 490: Advanced Drawing

Course Description

The Advanced Drawing: the Figure is intended to prepare the student to handle problems of greater visual and conceptual complexity.  In this course, the figure is the primary subject and is the main origin of these problems.  There is both a competency and conceptual component to the course, that is, the student is expected to become effective in using this medium to resolve the given problems, and to develop individual qualities and critical thinking. 

Course Regulations

Participation in the class is one of the essential requirements for the course. Active involvement in class critiques and discussions will reflect the student's understanding of course materials, and receiving feedback from the instructor as well as from classmates will be crucial for every student's learning in the class. 

You are responsible for getting information and assignments you missed from your classmates.  

Within the class time in the classroom, you should not wear headphones, or do homework for other classes. Please turn off all your electronic devices (cell phone, beeper etc.).

Each week and each class, assignments, or parts of assignments, will be due. Expect approximately 10 to 15 hours of homework a week, or 2 hours per weekday outside of the class.

The instructor only grades classroom assignments which are supervised by the instructor in the classroom, and homework that is given by the instructor.

Missing assignments will adversely affect your final grade. Missing one assignment will cut one letter grade off your final grade. Late work will result in lowered grades (at least one letter grade, e.g. from A to B, or from 3.8 to 2.8).

Grading system

(A) Excellent work that exceeds the requirements of the assignment and performance expectation of the class.

(B) Above average work that demonstrates a thorough understanding of the assignment, with enthusiastic participation in the class.

(C) Average work that meets the minimum course requirements.

(D) Below average work with minimal involvement in the class.

(F)  Failure to accomplish the requirements of the assignment.

Final Grade = 50% term final project + 50% total assignment grades

3.9-4.0 A,  3.5-3.8 A-, 3.2-3.4 B+, 2.9- 3.1 B, 2.5-2.8 B-, 2.2-2.4 C+, 1.9-2.1 C, 1.5-1.8 C-, 1.2-1.4 D+, 0.9-1.1 D, 0.7-0.8 D-, 0.0 F.

Grading criteria

Number grades (4,3,2,1,0) will be given based on the quality of your work and your performance in the class. Grading considerations include:

1.) Completing the requirements, demonstrating control of the media to achieve creative results in terms of content and conceptual growth.

2.) Using class time to your best advantage to complete work.

3.) Offering constructive criticism of others' work during group critiques.

4.) Meeting deadlines.3.) Offering constructive criticism of others' work during group



Catalog Description: 
Study at an advanced level involving history, practice, and theory of drawing as an art form. Prerequisite: ART 390.
GE Requirements: 
Visual, Literary, and Performing Arts (VLPA)
Last updated: 
October 5, 2016 - 9:10pm