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Post-Bacc Fine Art Courses

View titles & descriptions for the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Fine Art program's courses offered.

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Course # Course Title Credits
PBP 400 Post Bac. Critique and Seminar 6.00 credits
6 credits. Schmidt, Staff. Offered fall. In this course students are assisted in developing a personal direction in their chosen medium through a series of works developed over the semester. Individual and group critiques occur weekly, as well as critiques by visiting artists. Attendance is required. A minimum of 18 hours of work per week is expected. Emphasis is also placed on speaking, writing, and documenting one's own work. A thesis statement, a resume, a bio, slides, and a group exhibit is part of the final presentation. Grade basis: pass/fail. Open to Post-Bac students only.

Post-Baccalaureate (Fine Arts) students only.

PBP 401 Post Bac. Critique and Seminar 6.00 credits
6 credits. Schmidt, Staff. Offered spring. This course is a continuation of PBP 400. A minimum of 18 hours of work per week is expected. The seminar covers professional topics such as grants, residencies, studios, and galleries. Students produce a revised statement, résumé, bio and slides based on their exploration of these topics as they are related to their work and participate in a group exhibit. Grade basis: pass/fail. Open to Post-Bac students only.

Post-Baccalaureate (Fine Arts) students only.

PBP 470 Pursuing a Personal Direction 3.00 credits
3 credits. Neill. Offered fall. Students are given assistance in discovering or developing their personal direction as artists. Through weekly slide lectures and critiques, students explore technique, process, and content as it relates to each individual's expression. While the majority of the work is done independently, the instructor proposes openly structured assignments to guide the student's progress. There are no restrictions on medium, form, or imagery. Grade basis: pass/fail. Open to Post-Bac students only.

Post-Baccalaureate (Fine Arts) students only.

PBP 471 Personal Narrative 3.00 credits
3 credits. Tisa. Offered fall. This course is designed to aid students in their quest for understanding who they are as artists, where their work comes from, and the importance of tapping into the inner self to find a creative vision. Attention will be given to art-making from various cultural perspectives: tribal cultures of Africa, shamanism, and the art of Asia, as well as contemporary issues in the art of the 20th and 21st centuries. Students are encouraged to abandon preconceptions about art-making and their personal identity as artists. Through readings, films and lectures, topics such as time, myth, and the body and its senses are introduced and provide an umbrella under which the student can roam in any direction. There are no restrictions on medium, form, or imagery. The work done in this class is meant to tie into and enrich the independent work students are already doing in their studios. Grade basis is pass/fail.

Post-Baccalaureate (Fine Arts) students only.

PBP 474 Ideas,Percep,Metaph&Matrls 3.00 credits
3 credits. Plattner. Offered spring. This studio course explores the relationships between ideas, materials and processes in studio work through the vehicle of metaphor. Students will look at the role of visual metaphor in art by studying both historic and contemporary paintings and drawings. In parallel, the role of verbal metaphor in literature will be investigated by reading some short poems and one short novella. The final goal of the course is for each student to develop an individual body of work in which the idea of metaphor plays a central role, tying into and enriching the independent work they are already doing in their studios. Grade basis is pass/fail.