MASTER OF FINE ARTS
ART 513 Research in Digital Media
Intensive study and exploration of time-based media or electronic arts. May be repeated up to 15 hours. Prerequisite: ART 413. MFA candidates only.
Video and Performance: This course takes an arts-based approach toward the theory and practice of time-based media. Through interdisciplinary and intermedia approaches, this course considers the passage of and manipulation of time in shaping an aesthetic experience. Video art, performance art, sound art, tactical media, and installation will serve as the basis for several projects. Assignments will be grounded in the development of media ethics and literacy, as well as dissemination techniques. Some experience with lens-based technology is helpful.
Experimental Technology and Immersive Environments: This course explores the use of digital technology in contemporary art-making including network culture, physical computing (microcontrollers and sensors), LEDs, data visualization, bioart, virtuality, and interactivity. Students have the option to make interactive or collaborative works. Guest artists and researchers who use technologies such as sensors, projection mapping, GIS, and virtual reality will visit the class.
ART 422 Research in Photography
Advanced theory and practice in one of several topics: studio lighting, digital imaging techniques, installation, and dimensional photography, documentary practices, and landscape-based fieldwork. Repeatable up to 12 hours at the graduate level. Prerequisite(s): MFA Candidate or instructor permission
ART 423 Advanced Photography Seminar Advanced seminar exploring personal portfolio development, contemporary theoretical and conceptual issues, as well as developing critical writing skills as they pertain to the photography medium. Repeatable up to 12 hours at the graduate level. Prerequisite(s): MFA Candidate or instructor permission.
ART 522 Graduate Photography Intensive study and exploration of photographic techniques, approaches, and aesthetics on the graduate level. May be repeated to a maximum of 18 hours. Prerequisite: ART 422. MFA candidates only.
ART 523 Graduate Research Photography
Continued personal portfolio development, contemporary theoretical and conceptual issues as they pertain to the photography medium. A wide range of theoretical and conceptual topics will be explored.May be repeated for a maximum of 12 hours as long as no topic is repeated. Prerequisite: ART 423. MFA candidates only.
ART 430/530 Studies in Art
Independent study working directly with the faculty member on a portfolio-based project throughout the semester. MFA candidates and instructor permission