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Course # Course Title Credits Instructor Cost
AH 201 Modernism & After 3.00 credits Raél Salley $1650.00

Section A Meets 5/15/2018 to 6/14/2018 on Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday from 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM.

Offers a survey of avant-garde European and American art from the mid-19th century to the present. Some of the many artistic movements covered include Realism, Impressionism, post-Impressionism, German Expressionism, Cubism, Dada, Surrealism, de Stijl, early American Modernism, Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, Minimalism, Conceptual Art, and post-Modernism.
AH 360 History of African Art Cont. 3.00 credits Raél Salley $1650.00

Section A Meets 5/15/2018 to 6/14/2018 on Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

Surveys the work of African artists from diverse situations, locations and generations. Overall, the course expands beyond the History of African American art by offering an introduction to major issues in art, art history and visual culture by engaging the aesthetic, social, cultural and geopolitical complexities of African heritage. Topics include the emergence of the modern world, dynamics of colonization and slavery, and, later, artworks by Americans of African heritage between c. 1400 and 1950 CE. Artworks are considered as actively making individuals, communities and societies. Then the course continues the conversation through focus on contemporary Africana art since 1950 to the present. Specific reference is made to American artists of the past 60 years, and the course draws on a wide range of examples to see various issues and ideas in Africana visual history, including the categories and names, including the difference between traditional and contemporary art.
AH 375 Arts of Native America 3.00 credits Katharine Fernstrom $1650.00

Section A Meets 5/22/2018 to 6/21/2018 on Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM.

Explores prehistoric through contemporary art of North American native peoples. Focus is on the perspective of the artists and their culture.
DR 252 Life Drawing 3.00 credits Daniel Riesmeyer $1650.00

Section A Meets 5/22/2018 to 6/19/2018 on Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

This intensive study of the nude explores issues of form, structure, volume, movement, and composition. Expressive possibilities are also explored and practiced. Prerequisites: FF 198 and FF 199. Recommended sophomore course
DR 298X Studio Drawing: Painterly 3.00 credits James Condron $1650.00

Section A Meets 5/22/2018 to 6/19/2018 on Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

This course emphasizes issues of representational drawing and draftsmanship that reach beyond their most familiar and traditional linear expression to incorporate greater range of mark-making and media as in works of such artists as Rembrandt, Boya, Tiepolo, and Diebenkorn. Students explore relationships between line and mass, observation, and experimentation. Fulfills studio drawing requirement. Recommended sophomore course.Prerequisites: FF 198 and FF 199 or Post-Baccalaureate student standing.
GD 216 Summer Typography Intensive 3.00 credits McKenna Sanderson $1650.00

Section A Meets 5/23/2018 to 6/19/2018 on Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday from 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM.

Designed for introductory students who have either completed previous Type 1 courses or have the desire for an accelerated introduction to the subject, this course offers an intensive study of typography from the basics to the finer points. Including more complex problems that address typographic hierarchy, context, sequence, systems, and gestalt. Note: Students can apply to receive credits towards MICA’s Type 1 *or* Type 2 courses with permission.
GD 360 Branding 3.00 credits Hayelin Choi $1650.00

Section A Meets 5/21/2018 to 6/20/2018 on Monday,Wednesday,Friday from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

Students gain a new level of understanding of how design and communication can help define an organization’s message or product as well as engage how it performs. The course investigates the brand positioning process, strategic thinking, brand case studies, integrated brand communications, target audiences, and a collaborative design process. Note: May be repeated for up to 6 credits.
HMST 235 Philosophy And/In/Of Film 3.00 credits Michael Garral $1650.00

Section A Meets 5/15/2018 to 6/13/2018 on Tuesday,Wednesday from 3:00 PM to 7:30 PM.

This fun, seminar-style driven summer course explores through 8-9 movies the various ways philosophy and film intersect, from how to account for the nature or ontology of film to the ethics of meeting movies made by alleged moral monsters – this even as most of the movies we’ll see will be comedies! Potential directors considered include: Hitchcock, Godard, Allen, and Bergman. Potential topics addressed include: existential plots and themes (Is there meaning in a Godless universe? What is personal identity, especially in a celebrity and consumerist culture? Can art valorize life, or are directors neurotic self-obsessed falsifiers who play reality and illusion against each other? And finally, what if any is the relationship between ethics and aesthetics?). Not required: formal training. Required: enthusiasm for how films engage such questions narratively and cinematically.
HMST 315-TH Critical Race Theory 3.00 credits Sarah Lawton $1650.00

Section A Meets 5/15/2018 to 6/18/2018 on Monday,Tuesday,Thursday from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

Critical race theory scholars have argued that racial inequality is endemic to American society. This course examines how a critical framework that initially emerged from legal studies of structural racial inequity has influenced thinking in history, sociology, and education and how elements of critical race theory have been deployed, and resisted, in public debate. Students will read classic works on race and the law, whiteness, civil rights, colorblindness, and affirmative action and recent interventions attentive to gender, class, and sexuality. Throughout the course we will consider the possibilities and limitations of critical race theory as a lens for understanding current conditions of inequity.
IA 202 Introduction to Sound 3.00 credits Erik Spangler $1650.00

Section A Meets 5/21/2018 to 6/18/2018 on Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday from 5:30 PM to 10:00 PM.

This course is designed to provide a basic framework for recording, editing, and composing with sound in a variety of media. No prior production knowledge is assumed. Classes will focus on creative projects, while establishing a common technical and aesthetic vocabulary through in-class demonstrations and discussions. Core techniques common to digital audio workstation environments will be explored using a combination of Adobe Audition and Ableton Live software.
IL 228 Character Design 3.00 credits James Giegerich $1650.00

Section A Meets 5/21/2018 to 6/19/2018 on Monday,Tuesday,Thursday from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

Students will delve into a universe where character is king, and where good character design is taught through an emphasis on idea, shape, structure, and fun factor. The goal: to create characters that captivate the eye, provoke the mind, and pull the viewer into their world. Students will learn how to breathe life into their characters though drawing from the model, studying the anatomy, and observing movement. These ideals will be reinforced by watching them in action through inspiring art presentations, animated films/shorts and video games.
IS 211 Introduction to Stone Carving 3.00 credits Sebastian Martorana $1650.00

Section A Meets 5/21/2018 to 6/8/2018 on Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

This course will familiarize students with the tools and concepts employed in carving natural stone. Students will learn the basic techniques of roughing out forms and carving from a solid block of stone. They will gain proficiency using hand tools, electric saws, drills, and pitching techniques to release the sculpture and loose completely the block’s previous shape. Students will learn how to achieve a variety of surface textures using tools and chisels, including finish work with files. The course will also provide information on different types of stones, their compositions and how the artist’s choice of material relates to the process of carving. Note: Indiana limestone is available at cost. This course is limited to 10 students.
LIT 485 Stories/Images from Latin America 3.00 credits Joyce Anitagrace $1650.00

Section A Meets 5/22/2018 to 6/20/2018 on Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday from 10:30 AM to 1:30 PM.

"This course focuses on the short story genre and explores the work of 19th through 21st century Latin American authors such as: Clarice Lipsector, Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis, Júlio Cortázar, João Guimarães Rosa, Gabriel García Márquez, Renaldo Arenas, and Cristina Perri Rossi. The short story is the perfect literary genre for visual artists to study since it often involves the crystallization of image due to its condensed form. Students will gain an understanding of historical and cultural contexts that inform the literary woks: independence from colonial rule, slavery and abolitionist movements, indigenous rights movements and land reform, feminist movements, dictatorships, peace and justice movements, and movements for economic, racial, and gender equality. In studying the work of other creative thinkers and the context in which they work/ed, students will reflect on the influences and contexts of their own work. Ideological and aesthetic links between literature and the visual arts will be explored throughout the semester, making this course particularly relevant for students majoring in any studio practice, critical studies, and art history. "
PR 218 Screenprinting 3.00 credits Eva Wylie $1650.00

Section A Meets 5/17/2018 to 6/5/2018 on Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM.

Explores the different possibilities of water-based screen-printing in a professional print shop atmosphere. Students can gain a solid working knowledge of screenprinting, employing both traditional and contemporary methods of stencil making, film preparation and printing methods on various papers, as well as alternative surfaces and materials. Techniques such as digital film outputting, mixing gradations with ink, multi-color registration, and fourcolor process printing are demonstrated and employed. Through independent projects, demonstrations, and critiques, students are encouraged to create a cohesive body of work and utilize the medium for their own individual artistic needs. Prerequisites: FF 100 and FF 198. Suggested for all printmaking majors in their sophomore or junior year. May not be repeated for credit.
PT 300 Painting:Personal Directions 3.00 credits Dominic Terlizzi $1650.00

Section A Meets 5/21/2018 to 6/20/2018 on Monday,Wednesday,Friday from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

This course is geared to intermediate/advanced-level students who have a sense of commitment to painting and seek a personal direction that fulfills their identity as painters. Focusing on developing each student's artistic identity, this course has no in-class studio experiences; rather, it focuses on group and individual critiques. Work is done outside of class. There are no restrictions on medium, form or subject (abstract or representational). Prerequisite: PT 200 (Painting II). Class size is limited. Note: No class on May 28.