University General Course Catalog 2022-2023 
    Jan 27, 2023  
University General Course Catalog 2022-2023
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ART 417 - Problems in Sculpture

(3 units)
Tutorial on independent basis arranged with departmental tutor/advisor. Research paper, journal and final portfolio presentation required. Registration permitted only upon written request to the department which includes a statement of objectives, specific goals and scope of proposed plans.

Maximum units a student may earn: 9

Prerequisite(s): 18 credits in sculpture; Junior or Senior standing.

Grading Basis: Graded
Units of Lecture: 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 aesthetic intent related to the individual student’s focused inquiry, including advanced knowledge of the traditions, conceptual modes, and evolutions of sculpture.
2. critically compare and apply advance knowledge of the possibilities and limitations of various traditional and non-traditional materials and fabrication techniques.
3. demonstrate highly developed knowledge and skills in the use of tools, techniques, and processes sufficient to produce sophisticated artwork from concept to finished project related to the individual student’s focused inquiry.
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 related to the individual student’s focused inquiry in discussion, written work, and creative production.
5. examine, synthesize and apply information from multiple sources related to the individual student’s focused inquiry in 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 related to the student’s focused inquiry.
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, discussion, and individually directed 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 discussion related to the individual student’s focused inquiry.
8. demonstrate course outcome via a written paper and advance level presentation, exhibition, and/or visual art portfolio.

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