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Please see the section on Course Description Symbols and Terms in the University Catalog for an explanation of course description terminology and symbols, the course numbering system, and course credit units. All courses are lecture and discussion and employ letter grading unless otherwise stated. Some prerequisites may be waived with faculty permission. Many syllabi are available on the Chico Web.

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An interactive discussion of art and visual literacy using related texts that focus on works from around the world, from ancient times to the present. This course fulfills General Education C1 requirements in the basic study of visual elements and concepts related to the arts. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved Global Cultures course. (000713)
Foundation studies in the elements and principles of art and design as applied to 2D media. Includes critical thinking and conceptual development, materials and methods, and additive and subtractive color theories and applications. 6 hours activity. This course requires the use of a laptop computer and appropriate software. (000720)
Foundation studies in the elements and principles of art and design as applied to 3D media. Includes critical thinking and conceptual development leading to design and construction, materials and methods, and use of color. 6 hours activity. This course requires the use of a laptop computer and appropriate software. (000721)
Beginning drawing techniques based on studio disciplines. A variety of approaches and materials will be used. 6 hours activity. (000710)
Prerequisites: ARTS 125 or faculty permission.
Interpretive drawing techniques with expressive use of graphic media, including color. An introduction to drawing the human body will comprise a major portion of the course. 6 hours activity. (000711)
Prerequisites: Department permission.
This course is for special topics offered for 1.0-3.0 units. Typically the topic is offered on a one-time-only basis and may vary from term to term and be different for different sections. See the Class Schedule for the specific topic being offered. 3 hours lecture. (000739)
This course presents basic instruction in the techniques of painting and in the preparation of various supports. Emphasis will be placed on developing appreciation for the painted surface, and on the expressive potential of shape, color, and texture, as they relate to space and composition. Although some painting exercises are directed by the instructor, student self-motivation is expected. Several projects will be developed by the student. 6 hours activity. (000718)
Introduction to fine art printmaking processes, with equal emphasis on idea development and technique. Students experience a variety of print methods, such as, etching, linoleum, screen print, and photographic printmaking through demonstrations, lectures, and gallery visits. 6 hours activity. (000730)
This course provides an introduction to the theory and application of photography as a fine art. Basic digital photographic skills and techniques are emphasized. Primary emphasis on the place of photography in art history, current art theory, and issues in photographic representation. 6 hours activity. This course requires the use of a laptop computer and appropriate software. (000738)
This course provids an introduction to the fundamental theories, vocabularies and techniques of traditional chemical-based photography. Course content includes basic film and darkroom techniques and their application to building visual competency in the cration of lens-based imagery. Film camera required. Open to non-majors. 6 hours activity. (021085)
Prerequisites: ARTS 122 or ARTS 125, sophomore standing.
This is a foundation computer course for studio artists. The course covers basic instruction using the computer for painting, drawing, image processing, photographic composites, words as art, animation, research, and presentation. Emphasis is on conceptual and creative processes. Art and design principles, aesthetic decision making, and visual effectiveness are addressed. Basic drawing skills strongly recommended. 6 hours activity. (000737)
Development of ideas through introduction to handbuilding techniques, using the pinch, coil, slab, and mold methods of construction. Experimentation with a variety of low-fire glazes, and other low-fire surface treatments. 6 hours activity. (000714)
Introduction to sculpture is a beginning course designed to develop skills in building three-dimensional form by learning to work with a variety of tools and techniques. Materials may include clay, plaster, wood, cardboard, metal, and found objects. Assignments are designed to guide students in their development of concept, content, and personal expression. 6 hours activity. (000726)
Prerequisites: Faculty permission.
An introduction to glass as a visual art medium using the techniques of off-hand glass blowing, sheet glass fabrication, and other related techniques. Emphasis is on the development of sculptural ideas. 6 hours activity. (000717)
Prerequisites: ARTS 122; ARTS 125; ARTS 126; or faculty permission.
The exploration of a broad number of media and and techniques through a number of structured assignments. The exposure of the drawing student to current technical possibilities which extend and broaden the concept of drawing. 6 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (000740)
Prerequisites: ARTS 125; ARTS 126; or faculty permission.
An emphasis on form development and composition using the human figure. 6 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (000752)
Prerequisites: ARTS 122; ARTS 125; ARTS 126; ARTS 227; or faculty permission.
Instruction in the course builds upon techniques acquired in Beginning Painting. Emphasis will be placed upon learning technical skills and on developing enough control over painting media to permit exploration of personal modes of expression. Because the assignments are flexible, the student is expected to bring a knowledge of drawing, design, and color to the painting studio. 6 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (000743)
Prerequisites: ARTS 122; ARTS 125; ARTS 126; ARTS 227; or faculty permission.
Extends basic techniques of painting in water-soluble media, both transparent and opaque; paper support. Emphasis on technical understanding and beginning development of personal expression. 6 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (000744)
Prerequisites: ARTS 230 or faculty permission.
An intensive exploration of intaglio processes, focusing primarily on etching, through demonstrations, lectures and gallery visits. Emphasis is placed on the individual development of imagery, concept, and technical skill. Students are expected to have knowledge of drawing and design. 6 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (000762)
Prerequisites: ARTS 230 or faculty permission.
This course explores the materials and methods of fine art screen printing, through demonstrations, lectures, and gallery visits. Emphasis is place don the individual development of imagery, concept, and technical skill. Students are expected to have knowledge of drawing, design, and color. 6 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (000763)
Prerequisites: ARTS 230 or faculty permission.
An intensive exploration of stone and photographic lithography processes through demonstrations, lectures and gallery visits. Emphasis is placed on the individual development of imagery, concept, and technical skill. Students are expected to have knowledge of drawing and design. 6 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (000764)
Prerequisites: ARTS 230 or faculty permission.
An intensive exploration of relief printing techniques, primarily from wood, through demonstrations, lectures, and gallery visits. Emphasis is placed on the individual development of imagery, concept, and technical skill. Students are expected to have knowledge of drawing, design, and color. 6 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (000765)
Prerequisites: Introductory photography course on the college level, or faculty permission.
Concentration on expressive and aesthetic aspects of photography in fine arts. Emphasis on ability to manipulate and compose with light as a most crucial element in the organization of plastic space. 6 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (000786)
Prerequisites: ARTS 340 or ARTS 350 or permission of instructor.
Exploration of contemporary electronic imaging theories and techniques as they relate to photography. The basic hardware and software and their application in fine art photography are covered in this course. 6 hours activity. This course requires the use of a laptop computer and appropriate software. (000787)
Prerequisites: ARTS 340 or permission of instructor.
This course provides an introduction to contemporary techniques and aesthetics of non-silver photography. Both historical and non-traditional photographic processes and their application to fine art photography are covered in this course. 6 hours activity. (000789)
Prerequisites: ARTS 122, ARTS 125, ARTS 250.
Intermediate studies in digital media and electronic arts. Hands on exploration of digital media with focus on cross-media and interdisciplinary collaboration to create new media artworks; and understanding of presentation issues surrounding digital media for a variety of platforms. Course focus may vary each semester. 6 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (000770)
Prerequisites: ARTS 260 or equivalent experience in low-fire hand-building techniques; ARTS 122; ARTS 125.
Aesthetic exploration of ideas, using the potter's wheel and/or hand-building techniques to create sculptural forms. Development of techniques in basic wheel-throwing and/or hand-building, clay body formulation, investigation of surface enrichment techniques, and kiln firing. 6 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (000746)
Prerequisites: ARTS 361 or faculty permission.
This course provides a variety of approaches to surface enrichment techniques. The execution of the surface information learned in this course provides a more sophisticated avenue for expression. Includes individual approaches to problem solving, with an emphasis on concept development and the refinement of technical skills and related craftsmanship. 6 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (000750)
Prerequisites: ARTS 361.
An investigation of the use and production of plaster molds and slip-casting technology as a tool for personal expression. Critical discussions on the nature of appropriate forms, multiples and duplicates as conceptual options in contemporary ceramics. Emphasis on concept development and the refinement of technical skills and related craftsmanship. 6 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (000751)
Prerequisites: ARTS 270.
An intensive exploration of three-dimensional form, using a variety of methods, such as assemblage and metal fabrication, and varied materials, such as wood, plaster, metal, and clay. An emphasis is placed on creative thought and technical skills. 6 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (000758)
Prerequisites: ARTS 270.
Aesthetic development of form through foundry processes. Foundry experience in "lost wax" and similar processes, investment, casting, metal finishing, oxyacetylene, electric arc, T.I.G. welding. 6 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (000759)
Prerequisites: ARTS 270.
This intermediate sculpture course provides an indepth study of the body as subject and object in historical contexts. A wide variety of methods and materials are explored, including clay, direct and cast plaster, other castable materials, woodworking, metal fabrication, and mixed media assemblage. Assignments center around problem solving and development of an expressive response to the body as form. 6 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (000760)
Prerequisites: ARTS 276 and faculty permission.
Further studio practice in design and production of glass, using the techniques of free blowing, casting, fusing, and laminating. Emphasis is on idea development. 6 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (000754)
This course is an internship offered for 1.0-3.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. 3 hours lecture. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 15.0 units. (000785)
Prerequisites: Lower Division ARTS Option Requirements plus 6 units upper-division ARTS courses.
This course concentrates efforts in learning the tools needed for a successful art business. It includes writing resumes, cover letters, artist's statements, and press releases; gallery, grant, and public art proposals; web publishing; print and on-line exhibition materials; exhibition installations; and print-based and web reproduction of artwork. 3 hours activity. (021322)
This course is for special topics offered for 1.0-3.0 units. Typically the topic is offered on a one-time-only basis and may vary from term to term and be different for different sections. See the Class Schedule for the specific topic being offered. 2 hours lecture, 2 hours activity. (000792)
This course is an independent study of special problems and is offered for 1.0-3.0 units. 3 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (000794)
Prerequisites: ARTS 325 or faculty permission.
An exploration in drawing in depth both as an expressive and descriptive medium. A variety of drawing media and any number of personal directions. Recommended for art majors. Six hours of personal direct-grading system will be used. 6 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 12.0 units. (000795)
Prerequisites: ARTS 326 or faculty permission.
Study of human form based upon the human figure using a variety of media. 6 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 12.0 units. (000810)
Prerequisites: ARTS 327 or faculty permission.
This course stresses the generating of artistic ideas and encourages students to develop increased awareness of personal motivations to produce art. Students will be expected to produce a number of works which begin to demonstrate cohesive content. Students attempting this course are expected to be highly knowledgeable with regard to material and should be highly motivated, because assignments are highly personalized. 6 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 12.0 units. (000798)
Prerequisites: ARTS 327; ARTS 328; or faculty permission.
Advanced study in watermedia using paper support. Emphasis on development of personal expression. 6 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 12.0 units. (000799)
Prerequisites: ARTS 331, ARTS 332, or ARTS 333; or faculty permission.
An exploration of advanced printmaking techniques and concepts as they relate to individual ideas. Emphasis placed on the development of personal creativity and expression represented through the print medum. Self-motivation and technical proficiency in a variety of printmaking processes is necessary. 6 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 12.0 units. (000828)
Prerequisites: ARTS 340.
This course provides instruction in the design, construction, and presentation of photographically produced artworks. During the semester, students are required to produce a portfolio quality body of artwork. Theoretical and historical relationships to the student artwork are discussed. 6 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 12.0 units. (000872)
Prerequisites: ARTS 341.
Advanced exploration of contemporary electronic imaging theories and techniques as they relate to photography. This course provides instruction in the design, construction, and presentation of electronically produced photographic artworks. Students produce a portfolio quality body of artwork. 6 hours activity. This course requires the use of a laptop computer and appropriate software. (000873)
Prerequisites: ARTS 343.
Advanced exploration of contemporary techniques and aesthetics of non-silver photography. This course provides instruction in the design, construction, and presentation of non-silver and/or non-traditional photographic artworks. Students produce a portfolio quality body of artwork. 6 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (015013)
Prerequisites: ARTS 350 or faculty permission.
Advanced concepts in digital media and electronic arts with emphasis on development of personal aesthetics, technical excellence, and development of cohesive bodies of work which demonstrate understanding of the relationships between content, form, and media. Course focus may vary each semester. 6 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 12.0 units. (000753)
Prerequisites: ARTS 450 and at least one additional 300/400-level art studio course; faculty permission.
Advanced concepts in translating electronic media artworks from the virtual world to the tangible with emphasis on integration of traditional fine art media and electronic media. Explorations may include photography/digital imaging, digital painting, digital printmaking, sculpture, installation, public art, and performance works. Conceptual development and studio practice involves integrating vocabularies and production techniques from a diverse palette of artistic methodologies and tools. 6 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 12.0 units. (000862)
Prerequisites: ARTS 362 or ARTS 363 or faculty permission.
In-depth study and development, with emphasis on individual ideas and directions. Concentration on creating a personal vocabulary of concepts, construction methods, and surface treatments as a means of expression. Discussions of contemporary ceramic issues, and professional procedures for the ceramic artist. 6 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 12.0 units. (000802)
Prerequisites: ARTS 371, ARTS 372, or ARTS 373; or faculty permission.
Advanced studio sculpture emphasizing individual development and direction. 6 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 12.0 units. (000824)
Prerequisites: ARTS 376 and faculty permission.
Advanced practice in glass and production techniques and aesthetics. Emphasis is on idea development 6 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 12.0 units. (000811)
This course is an internship offered for 1.0-3.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. Supervised, out-of-classroom art-related work experience within the University (as in galleries and the slide room), and in connection with community programs and businesses (as in museums, galleries, art centers, etc.). Open to art majors and minors at junior and senior levels with a minimum GPA of 2.0 or to graduates with a minimum GPA of 3.0. 3 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 15.0 units. (000870)
Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing or faculty permission.
An exploration of art-making skills; developing creative, standards-based art lessons and units; and enhancing understanding of theory, history and practice in art education Pre-Kindegarten (P) through Eighth (8) grade levels. 2 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. (000803)
An exploration of standards-based art lessons and units; and understanding of theory, history and practice in art education (P-12). 2 hours lecture, 2 hours activity. This course requires the use of a laptop computer and appropriate software. (000808)
Prerequisites: ENGL 130 or JOUR 130 (or equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher; upper-division standing in Art or faculty permission.
Current topics and issues in studio art. 6 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 12.0 units. This is an approved Writing Proficiency course; a grade of C- or better certifies writing proficiency for majors. (000812)
This course is for special topics offered for 1.0-3.0 units. Typically the topic is offered on a one-time-only basis and may vary from term to term and be different for different sections. See the Class Schedule for the specific topic being offered. 1 hour lecture, 1 hour activity. (000875)
This course is an independent study of special problems and is offered for 1.0-3.0 units. 3 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (000880)
Prerequisites: Junior standing. An enrolled student must be sponsored by a full-time faculty member in art; top 5% of cumulative GPA; and portfolio or dossier review.
Independent study resulting in a piece of scholarly or creative work involving substantial research to be completed and publicly presented. Must receive a grade of B or higher. The course must be taken during two consecutive semesters in order to complete the 6-unit Honors project. This course is not available to graduate students. 9 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (000881)
Prerequisites: ENGL 130 or JOUR 130 (or equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher.
This course provides students with a theoretical and practical basis for learning historical and contemporary issues in art education. Topics may include: 1) diversity in visual cultures and 2) universality vs. cultural-specificity of children's artistic and aesthetic development. 2 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. This is an approved Writing Proficiency course; a grade of C- or better certifies writing proficiency for majors. (000816)
Prerequisites: ENGL 130 or JOUR 130 (or equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher; acceptance into the BFA program or permission of instructor and ARTS 425, ARTS 426, ARTS 427, ARTS 430, ARTS 440, ARTS 450, ARTS 460, ARTS 470, ARTS 476, IDES 453, or IDES 454.
Cross-disciplinary studio art seminar for students enrolled in the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree options in Art Studio and Electronic Arts. This course affords BFA students the opportunity to develop work for their required culminating exhibition. The course also includes critical discussions and readings on aesthetics, techniques, and professional issues. 6 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. This is an approved Writing Proficiency course; a grade of C- or better certifies writing proficiency for majors. (015012)
Prerequisites: ARTS 427.
Emphasis on advanced painting, with individual directions intensively studied. Discussions on visual materials and other related aspects will be developed in depth. This course may be taken eight times for credit; 6 units may be taken concurrently. 6 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 24.0 units. (000883)
Prerequisites: ARTS 430.
Individual investigation and development in print media. This may include experimenting with new and/or innovative materials and techniques in conjunction with traditional processes. Individual research on the history and current theories in printmaking is also expected. This course may be taken eight times for credit; 6.0 units may be taken concurrently. 6 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 24.0 units. (000906)
Prerequisites: ARTS 440.
This course concentrates on individual development, problems, and studies in photography. Both contemporary and historical theories and approaches are discussed. 6 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 24.0 units. (015804)
Prerequisites: Graduate student status and faculty permission.
Individual investigation and development in digital and electronic media. This may include experimenting with materials and processes of new and hybrid media. Research on the history and current theories in digital media, electronic arts and intermedia is expected. 6.0 units may be taken concurrently. 6 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 24.0 units. (020853)
Prerequisites: Graduate student status and faculty permission.
Emphasis on an experimental approach to clay, with individual directions within the broad spectrum of contemporary art making encouraged. This course may be taken eight times for credit; 6.0 units may be taken concurrently. 6 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 24.0 units. (000889)
Prerequisites: ARTS 470 or faculty permission.
Use of departmental facilities by special arrangement where possible. Students provide own materials and work storage areas. This course may be taken eighttimes for credit; 6.0 units may be taken concurrently. 6 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 24.0 units. (000901)
Prerequisites: ARTS 476.
Individual graduate problems in glass design. This course may be taken eight times for credit; 6.0 units may be taken concurrently. 6 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 24.0 units. (000899)
Prerequisites: Graduate standing. Other prerequisites may be determined by the nature of the proposed internship experience.
This course is offered for 1.0-3.0 units. Students must register directly with a supervising faculty member. Activities may include out-of-the-classroom work or teaching assistant experience (e.g., gallery or museum practice or professional studio practice) or work with community programs and busineses. 9 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 15.0 units. (000944)
Prerequisites: Graduate standing.
Advanced studio practice for graduate students of diverse media specialization. Projects may include both independent works and interdisciplinary collaboration. Emphasis on the development of cross-media vocabulary in the realization of conceptual problems. Course focus varies with instructor. This course may be applied toward the Studio Pattern requirement. 6 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 12.0 units. (000900)
Prerequisites: Graduate standing.
Seminar exploring contemporary art theory, criticism, and art practices. Course content may vary depending upon instructor of record and issues of currency. This course is primarily designed to orient Master of Fine Arts students to professionally significant theory, practice, and criticism. 3 hours seminar. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (000940)
This course is a graduate-level independent study offered for 1.0-6.0 units. 18 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (000945)
Prerequisites: Candidate status.
This course is offered as a Master of Fine Arts project for 1.0 to 6.0 units. A terminal project and a written component are required for the Master of Fine Arts. 9 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (000953)
Prerequisites: Candidate status.
This course is offered for 1.0 to 6.0 units. A thesis is required for the Master of Arts in Art. 18 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (000947)
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