Take a look at titles and descriptions for the Studio Art department's courses offered.

AH 5570 Critical Studies I

This seminar series examines the work of some key artists working in the later part of the 20th century. The lecture and seminar class focuses on artists’ specific theoretical and artistic concerns while placing them in a wider social and cultural context of their time. The course involves required readings, research and a written project. The work of the course extends over the course of an academic year. The course may involve field trips to studios, galleries, and museums.

AH 5670 Critical Studies II

This seminar series examines the work of some key artists working in the later part of the 20th century. The lecture and seminar class focuses on artists’ specific theoretical and artistic concerns while placing them in a wider social and cultural context of their time. The course involves required readings, research and a written project. The work of the course extends over the course of an academic year. The course may involve field trips to studios, galleries, and museums.

MFA in Studio Art graduate students only

AH 6570 Critical Studies III

This seminar series examines the work of some key artists working in the later part of the 20th century. The lecture and seminar class focuses on artists’ specific theoretical and artistic concerns while placing them in a wider social and cultural context of their time. The course involves required readings, research and a written project. The work of the course extends over the course of an academic year. The course may involve field trips to studios, galleries, and museums.

MFA in Studio Art graduate students only

AH 6670 Critical Studies IV

This two-year investigation of contemporary developments in art and critical theory includes required readings and research, and presentations. Summer seminars emphasize reading, writing and talking about art and critical theory. A significant portion of the work is done during the academic year in preparation for the summer sessions. The course may involve guest speakers, and field trips to studios, galleries, and museums.

MFA in Studio Art graduate students only

AH 6680 Critical Studies V

This two-year investigation of contemporary developments in art and critical theory includes required readings and research, and presentations. Summer seminars emphasize reading, writing and talking about art and critical theory. A significant portion of the work is done during the academic year in preparation for the summer sessions. The course may involve guest speakers, and field trips to studios, galleries, and museums.

MFA in Studio Art graduate students only

AH 6690 Critical Studies VI

This two-year investigation of contemporary developments in art and critical theory includes required readings and research, and presentations. Summer seminars emphasize reading, writing and talking about art and critical theory. A significant portion of the work is done during the academic year in preparation for the summer sessions. The course may involve guest speakers, and field trips to studios, galleries, and museums.

MFA in Studio Art graduate students only

AH 6700 Critical Studies VII

This two-year investigation of contemporary developments in art and critical theory includes required readings and research, and presentations. Summer seminars emphasize reading, writing and talking about art and critical theory. A significant portion of the work is done during the academic year in preparation for the summer sessions. The course may involve guest speakers, and field trips to studios, galleries, and museums. Required of all MFA in Studio Art students.

MFA in Studio Art graduate students only

AH 6760 Critical Studies VIII

This two-year investigation of contemporary developments in art and critical theory includes required readings and research, and presentations. Summer seminars emphasize reading, writing and talking about art and critical theory. A significant portion of the work is done during the academic year in preparation for the summer sessions. The course may involve guest speakers, and field trips to studios, galleries, and museums.

MFA in Studio Art graduate students only

AH 6770 Critical Studies IX

This two-year investigation of contemporary developments in art and critical theory includes required readings and research, and presentations. Summer seminars emphasize reading, writing and talking about art and critical theory. A significant portion of the work is done during the academic year in preparation for the summer sessions. The course may involve guest speakers, and field trips to studios, galleries, and museums.

MFA in Studio Art graduate students only

AH 7000 Critical Studies X

This seminar focuses on developing a written thesis statement and an artist’s developmental slide talk presented to the public in conjunction with the thesis project.

MFA in Studio Art graduate students only

ED 5522 Professional Practice I

Examines the various aspects of being a contemporary artist operating in a professional sphere. This a workshop-based course offered on a recurring cycle. Students will annually review and update their professional development plan and then select workshops that align with their particular needs. Possible professional practice sessions offered: grant writing, photography of folios/presentation of work, writing artist (statement, teaching philosophy, about art), fellowships/awards available to artists, curatorial practice, residencies (national, international, art law, taxes for artists).

ED 5524 Professional Practice II

Examines the various aspects of being a contemporary artist operating in a professional sphere. This a workshop-based course offered on a recurring cycle. Students will annually review and update their professional development plan and then select workshops that align with their particular needs. Possible professional practice sessions offered: grant writing, photography of folios/presentation of work, writing artist (statement, teaching philosophy, about art), fellowships/awards available to artists, curatorial practice, residencies (national, international, art law, taxes for artists). Required of all MFA in Studio Art students.

ED 5541 Technology for Artists

Examines the various aspects of being a contemporary artist operating in an increasingly demanding arena. This is a workshop-based course consisting of various elements of technological application for studio-based artists offered on a demand-based cycle. Students will annually review and updated their professional development plan and then select workshops that align with their plan. Possible professional practice sessions offered: lighting and display work, exhibition presentation techniques and practices, equipment preparation for exhibitions, working with sound, video editing and production, welding, basic wood shop techniques, creating a website, and examining templates.

ED 5542 Technology for Artists II

Examines the various aspects of being a contemporary artist operating in an increasingly demanding arena. This is a workshop-based course consisting of various elements of technological application for studio-based artists offered on a demand-based cycle. Students will annually review and updated their professional development plan and then select workshops that align with their plan. Possible professional practice sessions offered: lighting and display work, exhibition presentation techniques and practices, equipment preparation for exhibitions, working with sound, video editing and production, welding, basic wood shop techniques, creating a website, and examining templates.

ED 6522 Professional Practice III

Examines the various aspects of being a contemporary artist operating in a professional sphere. This a workshop-based course offered on a recurring cycle. Students will annually review and update their professional development plan and then select workshops that align with their particular needs. Possible professional practice sessions offered: grant writing, photography of folios/presentation of work, writing artist (statement, teaching philosophy, about art), fellowships/awards available to artists, curatorial practice, residencies (national, international, art law, taxes for artists). Required of all MFA in Studio Art students.

ED 6541 Technology for Artists III

Examines the various aspects of being a contemporary artist operating in an increasingly demanding arena. This is a workshop-based course consisting of various elements of technological application for studio-based artists offered on a demand-based cycle. Students will annually review and updated their professional development plan and then select workshops that align with their plan. Possible professional practice sessions offered: lighting and display work, exhibition presentation techniques and practices, equipment preparation for exhibitions, working with sound, video editing and production, welding, basic wood shop techniques, creating a website, and examining templates. Required of all MFA in Studio Art students.

FA 5500 MFA Studio I

This course represents independent studio work conducted while in residence during four summers, and includes weekly critiques with a studio mentor and periodic group critiques. Beginning in the third summer, students work under the advisement of a thesis committee that has the responsibility of promoting the student to the final levels of the program. Guest artists are invited to conduct some group critiques each summer.

MFA in Studio Art graduate students only

FA 5501 MFA Studio II

This course represents independent studio work conducted off-campus in the fall and spring semesters between the four summers in residence. Work is submitted to studio mentors, and students must attend Winter Critique Session on campus.

MFA in Studio Art graduate students only

FA 5501A MFA Winter Session

This course is the winter critique of work completed in the MFA Studio courses from the fall semester. The winter session meets on campus during in January.

MFA in Studio Art graduate students only

FA 5502 MFA Studio III

This course represents independent studio work conducted off-campus in the fall and spring semesters between the four summers in residence. Work is submitted to studio mentors, and students must attend Winter Critique Session on campus.

MFA in Studio Art graduate students only

FA 5600 MFA Studio IV

This course represents independent studio work conducted while in residence during four summers, and includes weekly critiques with a studio mentor and periodic group critiques. Beginning in the third summer, students work under the advisement of a thesis committee that has the responsibility of promoting the student to the final levels of the program. Guest artists are invited to conduct some group critiques each summer.

MFA in Studio Art graduate students only

FA 5601 MFA Studio V

This course represents independent studio work conducted off-campus in the fall and spring semesters between the four summers in residence. Work is submitted to studio mentors, and students must attend Winter Critique Session on campus.

MFA in Studio Art graduate students only

FA 5601A MFA Winter Session

This course is the winter critique of work completed in the MFA Studio courses from the fall semester. The winter session meets on campus during in January.

MFA in Studio Art graduate students only

FA 5602 MFA Studio VI

This course represents independent studio work conducted off-campus in the fall and spring semesters between the four summers in residence. Work is submitted to studio mentors, and students must attend Winter Critique Session on campus.

MFA in Studio Art graduate students only

FA 6500 MFA Studio VII

This course represents independent studio work conducted while in residence during four summers, and includes weekly critiques with a studio mentor and periodic group critiques. Beginning in the third summer, students work under the advisement of a thesis committee that has the responsibility of promoting the student to the final levels of the program. Guest artists are invited to conduct some group critiques each summer.

MFA in Studio Art graduate students only

FA 6501 MFA Studio VIII

This course represents independent studio work conducted off-campus in the fall and spring semesters between the four summers in residence. Work is submitted to studio mentors, and students must attend Winter Critique Session on campus.

MFA in Studio Art graduate students only

FA 6501A MFA Winter Session

This course is the winter critique of work completed in the MFA Studio courses from the fall semester. The winter session meets on campus during in January.

MFA in Studio Art graduate students only

FA 6502 MFA Studio IX

This course represents independent studio work conducted off-campus in the fall and spring semesters between the four summers in residence. Work is submitted to studio mentors, and students must attend Winter Critique Session on campus.

MFA in Studio Art graduate students only

FA 6600 MFA Studio X

This course represents independent studio work conducted while in residence during four summers, and includes weekly critiques with a studio mentor and periodic group critiques. Beginning in the third summer, students work under the advisement of a thesis committee that has the responsibility of promoting the student to the final levels of the program. Guest artists are invited to conduct some group critiques each summer.

MFA in Studio Art graduate students only

FA 7000 MFA Thesis

Advancement to this course requires recommendation of the thesis committee. The primary expectation is the presentation of a body of work in a thesis exhibition. Work is subject to evaluation by the thesis committee and successful completion of an MFA thesis is requirement for the degree.

MFA in Studio Art graduate students only