University General Course Catalog 2020-2021 
    Jun 07, 2023  

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ART 416 - Advanced Sculpture

(3 units)
Advanced concepts of sculptural form and individual problem solving.

Maximum units a student may earn: 6

Units of Laboratory/Studio: 3
Offered: Every Fall and Spring

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. analyze, evaluate, and articulate advanced level design principles with an emphasis on three-dimensional design, and have the ability to apply these principles to a sophisticated specific aesthetic intent. This includes advanced knowledge of the traditions, conceptual modes, and evolutions of sculpture.
2. demonstrate advance skilled solutions to aesthetic and design problems, and analyze, synthesize, and apply the important connection between content and form as it relates to three-dimensional practices.
3. critically compare and apply advance knowledge of the possibilities and limitations of various traditional and non-traditional materials and fabrication techniques. Demonstrate highly developed knowledge and skills in the use of tools, techniques, and processes sufficient to produce sophisticated artwork from concept to finished project.
4. analyze, synthesize, and apply highly developed knowledge of the aesthetic, personal, social/political implications of contemporary art and handmade objects including a highly developed knowledge of the history and theory of sculpture in discussion, written work, and creative production .
5. examine, synthesize and apply information from multiple sources related to contemporary and historical art in order to contribute to the creative and scholarly conversation, challenge the role of art in contemporary culture, and invent possible futures for sculpture via creative studio art projects.
6. demonstrate ability to engage in, analyze, argue, and benefit from critiques [constructive criticism] providing, integrating, and applying advance level historical, critical, and analytical information in writing, class discussion, and creative production.
7. apply and communicate an advance level functional knowledge of visual and technical language applicable to the formal and conceptual aspects of an artwork in writing and class discussion.
8. demonstrate proficient professional development skills in written artist statements, oral presentations, artwork presentation/exhibition, artwork documentation, and visual art portfolio.

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