Graduate

ART 210A Practice-Based Research Group: Sites

The first in the required core course sequence taken by students in the first year of the environmental art and social practice M.F.A. The sequence offers students a graduated learning opportunity to engage in practice-based research in the field. The concept of practice-based research involves "an original investigation undertaken in order to gain new knowledge partly by means of practice and the outcomes of that practice." (Sydney) In this site-specific course, students apply research to site work and art practice.

Credits

5

Instructor

Laurie Palmer

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

Quarter offered

Fall

ART 210B Practice-Based Research Group: Systems

The second in the required core course sequence taken by students in the first year of the environmental art and social practice M.F.A. The sequence offers students a graduated learning opportunity to engage in practice-based research in the field. The concept of practice-based research involves "an original investigation undertaken in order to gain new knowledge partly by means of practice and the outcomes of that practice." (Sydney) Students develop their research through the lens of systems and relationships.

Credits

5

Instructor

Hibbert-Jones

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): ART 210A. Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

Quarter offered

Winter

ART 210C Practice-Based Research Group: Contexts

Third in the required core course sequence taken by students in the first year of the environmental art and social practice M.F.A. The sequence offers students a graduated learning opportunity to engage in practice-based research in the field. The concept of practice-based research involves "an original investigation undertaken in order to gain new knowledge partly by means of practice and the outcomes of that practice." (Sydney) Students engage with questions of context and community.

Credits

5

Instructor

Elliot Anderson

Quarter offered

Spring

ART 220 Methods and Histories

First-year seminar on methods of the field. Topics include: strategies for artists working in the field, social and environmental art research methods, histories and case studies (artists, projects, and issues).

Credits

5

Instructor

Elizabeth Stephens

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

Quarter offered

Fall

ART 230 Theory and Practice

First- or second-year graduate seminar focusing on contemporary theory as it relates to social and environmental art practice.

Credits

5

Instructor

Enrique Leal

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): ART 220. Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

Quarter offered

Winter

ART 240 Art Pedagogies

First-year seminar course introducing and exploring pedagogical methods and approaches in art education and in art practice. The teachings of Paolo Freire and others serve as working models to construct open and respectful learning environments both in and outside the classroom.

Credits

2

Instructor

Jorgge Menna Barreto

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

Quarter offered

Fall

ART 250 Writing Matters

First-year seminar course focusing on research and writing skills as a dimension of project-based art practice and as support for planning a thesis. This course can be taken for Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only.

Credits

2

Instructor

Jorgge Menna Barreto

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

Quarter offered

Spring

ART 257 Immersive Arts Field Research

Immersive site-specific field research over the span of a four-day (24 hours/overnight) field trip utilizing public lands of California, via the UC Natural Reserve System. Students engage and relate to a specific place while exploring concepts of site-specificity and develop their own new inquiries about a place by experiencing it physically and by learning about contemporary art concepts through topics of land use. Students also reflect upon the multiple factors that constitute a "site" and how they present possibilities for creative engagement, learn research method skills and approaches that are unique to each site historically, politically, culturally, and environmentally. Due to the rigor of the course, students must submit an application demonstrating the commitment and preparation necessary for successful completion of the class. Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

Credits

5

Instructor

Karolina Karlic

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Spring

ART 260 Curatorial Collective

Second-year seminar course focusing on exhibition, curatorial questions, and practices as they relate to presenting final thesis work for public reception. Covers practical, theoretical, and historical considerations for artists and researchers in the process of preparing for presenting the outcome of MFA research. Students examine multiple modalities for presentation and exhibition and address issues of diversity and access in exhibition and curatorial practices. This course can be taken for Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only.

Credits

2

Instructor

TBA

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

Quarter offered

Spring

ART 270A Project Development and Critique I

First in a sequence of two second-year courses, continuing the focus on students' production and critique. Through peer discussions students continue to deepen their ability to engage in conceptual, scholarly, and interdisciplinary dialogue about their projects and the work of fellow students.

Credits

5

Instructor

Jennifer Parker

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): ART 210A, ART 210B, ART 210C, and ART 220.

Quarter offered

Fall

ART 270B Project Development and Critique II

Second in a sequence of two second-year courses, continuing the focus on students' production and critique. Through peer discussions students continue to deepen their ability to engage in conceptual, scholarly and interdisciplinary dialogue about their projects and the work of fellow students.

Credits

5

Instructor

Karolina Karlic

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): ART 270A.

Quarter offered

Winter

ART 280 MFA Project Production

Students produce their final project in conjunction with refining and completing their written thesis. Critique, tutorials, and directed study in writing and studio production leads to the presentation of their project.

Credits

5

Instructor

Jimin Lee

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): ART 270A and ART 270B. Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

Quarter offered

Spring

ART 297 Independent Study

Independent study or research for graduate students. Students submit petition to sponsoring agency.

Credits

5

Instructor

The Staff

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

ART 299 Thesis Research

Students complete work toward their final thesis project with the guidance and supervision of a faculty member. Students obtain permission from the faculty member and submit petition to sponsoring agency.

Credits

2

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students in the environmental art and social practice program.

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

ART 299F Thesis Research

Students work on integrating their writing with their project production under close supervision with a faculty member. M.F.A. students take this each quarter of their second year. Prerequisite(s): ART 210A, ART 210B, ART 210C, and ART 220.

Credits

2

Instructor

The Staff

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

Cross-listed courses that are managed by another department are listed at the bottom.

Cross-listed Courses

DANM 140 Introduction to 3D Printing, Laser Cutting, and More

Learn to design functional objects, sculpture, and other digitally inspired forms in a variety of 3-D applications (Cinema 4-D, Maya, AutoCad, Rhino, SketchUp), then produce those models as physical objects with a variety of rapid prototyping methods including additive 3-D printing, CNC milling, vacuum forming, and laser cutting.

Credits

5

Cross Listed Courses

ART 105

General Education Code

PR-C

THEA 103 Design Concept Development

Students develop an advanced design project related to theatrical production, apparel or housewares, marketing collateral, packaging or product development, or any related fields. Students address research and development, materials sourcing, budgeting, fabrication, and portfolio-quality presentation materials. Prerequisite(s): THEA 10; or two courses from ART 10D, ART 10E, and ART 10F. Enrollment is by permission of the instructor. THEA 106 is recommended as preparation.

Credits

5

Cross Listed Courses

ART 143T

Instructor

The Staff

THEA 106 Digital Illustration

Introduces digital rendering techniques using the Adobe Creative Suite. Using Adobe Creative Suite, students solve design problems. Enrollment by permission of the instructor.

Credits

5

Cross Listed Courses

ART 146T

Instructor

The Staff

THEA 117 Design Studio: Costume

Students learn advanced principles and theory of costume design, and apply these toward a large project for theatrical/film production or for character design for animation and gaming.

Credits

5

Cross Listed Courses

ART 147T

Instructor

The Staff

General Education Code

IM