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Course # Course Title Credits Instructor Cost
AH 201 Modernism & After 3 credits Jonathan Mann $1560

Section A Meets 5/21/2014 to 6/19/2014 on Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday from 5:00 PM to 8:00 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. Prerequisite: AH 100.
AH 324 History of World Textiles 3 credits Julie Geschwind $1560

Section A Meets 5/21/2014 to 6/23/2014 on Monday,Wednesday,Friday from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM.

This course will provide students with a general overview of the development of textile forms and practices in various geographies and cultures, including Africa, Asia, the early Americas, India, Pacific Islands, Southeast Asia, and Islamic cultures.
AH 341 History of Graphic Design 3 credits Brockett Horne $1560

Section A Meets 5/21/2014 to 6/19/2014 on Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM.

Aims to make designers literate about their own discipline and help them understand the connections between design and a broader history of objects and ideas. Students are exposed to a wide array of images as well as a broad range of reading materials, including primary texts by designers and cultural critics. The course focuses on 20th-century design in Europe and the United States. Prerequisites: AH 100 and AH 201.
AH 367 Women as Creators 3 credits Kimberly Anderson $1560

Section A Meets 5/21/2014 to 6/19/2014 on Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday from 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM.

This course explores the contributions of women to the world of art as creators of both traditional fine arts and crafts. This is a broad chronological study that surveys the artistic creations of women from a global perspective.
AH 490A History of Garden and Landscape Design 3 credits Mohammad Gharipour $1560

Section A Meets 5/21/2014 to 6/23/2014 on Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM.

This course includes a survey of the history of garden and landscape design from prehistory to the 20th century. It explores the relationship among gardens, buildings, and human beings throughout history from ancient Mesopotamia to contemporary America. Putting equal emphasis on eastern and western traditions of the garden design, it discusses interactions among different civilizations and their impact on the design of gardens and pavilions. This course also examines contemporary approaches in studying gardens through landscape, architectural, and artistic lenses. It examines the cultural, political, social, metaphysical, and materialistic context of gardens and explores the relationship between solid and void in the history of landscape and garden design. (Please Note: No Class May 27)
AN 202 Introduction to 2D Animation 3 credits Matthew Smith $1560

Section A Meets 5/22/2014 to 6/26/2014 on Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday from 5:30 PM to 10:00 PM.

This introduction to the art of 2D hand-drawn animation familiarizes students with the principles of animation and teaches them to create strong believable animations by developing a sense of observation, timing, and motion. A good understanding of how to represent movement is an important foundation for using computers and technology to their full potential. This class also emphasizes artistic and aesthetic creativity, intending to push the boundaries of the imagination, to think out of the box and to familiarize students with storytelling.
CSPH 220 The Threaded Image: Photography and the Book 3 credits Christopher Saah $1560

Section A Meets 5/21/2014 to 6/20/2014 on Monday,Wednesday,Friday from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.
Section A Meets 5/21/2014 to 6/20/2014 on Monday,Wednesday,Friday from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

This course is designed for students interested in using the book as a platform for stretching photographic images across time and space. Throughout the semester we will explore linear strategies and techniques for developing a variety of book structures, while considering ways in which these structures influence the development of a photographic series. Assignments will focus on book structures, book binding, image sequencing, and page layout.
DR 252 Life Drawing 3 credits Lauren Boilini $1560

Section A Meets 5/27/2014 to 6/24/2014 on Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

An intensive study of the nude. Issues of form, structure, volume, movement, composition, and expressive possibilities are explored and practiced. Recommended sophomore course.
DR 392 Watercolor Drawing 3 credits Randi Reiss-McCormack $1560

Section A Meets 5/23/2014 to 6/24/2014 on Monday,Wednesday,Friday from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

Varied approaches to watercolor as drawing medium. Emphasis on handling of wash areas and brush strokes in traditional and experimental ways; on use of color, on representation of volumes and spaces, and on techniques unique to watercolor medium.
ENV 231 Furniture Design: Seating 3 credits Malcolm Majer $1560

Section A Meets 5/21/2014 to 6/20/2014 on Monday,Wednesday,Friday from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

In this course we will explore the possibilities of providing accommodation for the human body in a seated posture. The course will consist of a research and development portion, briefly covering the history of seating with an emphasis on some notable developments of the last 50 years. This will lead to an accelerated design phase consisting of 2d design and model-making, mocking up of components or entire pieces, and finally a construction phase leading to a working prototype. The studio will cover advanced woodworking techniques as well as the possibilities for outsourcing parts of the process. The goal is to go through a careful design and development process to get to a well refined working prototype.
FILM 320 Special Effects 3 credits Jonathan Bevers $1560

Section A Meets 5/21/2014 to 6/26/2014 on Monday,Wednesday,Thursday from 5:30 PM to 10:00 PM.

Personal computers have provided a low-cost method for previously high-cost video post-production. Through invention and with patience one can develop unique visual effects. This class will explore 2-D animation, matting, keying and visual effects utilizing Adobe AfterEffects.
GD 201 Typography 1 3 credits Maureen Weiss $1560

Section A Meets 5/27/2014 to 6/20/2014 on Tuesday,Wednesday,Friday from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

Typography is the art of organizing letters in space and time. Students gain a familiarity with typographic terms and technologies, an understanding of classical and contemporary typographic forms, an ability to construct typographic compositions and systems, and an appreciation of typography as an expressive medium that conveys aesthetic, emotional and intellectual meaning. Students are introduced to digital typesetting and page layout software. Prerequisite: FF 100 (Elements of Visual Thinking I) and FF 199 (Drawing II)
GD 221 Typography 2 3 credits Maureen Weiss $1560

Section A Meets 5/27/2014 to 6/24/2014 on Tuesday,Wednesday,Friday from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

Building on the fundamentals of typographic form and function introduced in Typography 1, this course extends and applies basic vocabulary and understanding to more complex problems that address typographic hierarchy, context, sequence and gestalt. Through a focused series, students explore how typography behaves across media. Increasingly complex typographic systems are implemented in three-dimensional, sequential page or time-based projects. Prerequisite: GD 201 (Typography 1)
GD 430 Web Design 3 credits Benjamin Kutil $1560

Section A Meets 5/21/2014 to 6/26/2014 on Monday,Wednesday,Thursday from 5:30 PM to 10:00 PM.

This class introduces the concepts, technologies, and languages used to design and build modern interactive experiences. Students will learn key components of the interactive design process and design and production techniques. Students utilize and build on their typography, compositional, and systems design skills to realize their ideas. This class is 35% Design, 65% Development, and 100% work. May be repeated for up to 6 credits.
IHST 238-IH1 Mythology 3 credits Eglute Trinkauskaite $1560

Section A Meets 5/21/2014 to 6/23/2014 on Monday,Wednesday,Friday from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM.

3 credits. Offered occasionally. Greek and Roman myths are the foundations of Western civilization, the means by which classical civilizations made sense of incomprehensible and powerful forces in the world, the elements, the heavens, and human destiny. In these stories, passed through the ages from their origins as oral and communal stories, generations have witnessed the birth of gods and goddesses, immortals who reside apart from humans, procreating, waging war, and intervening in the affairs of mortals. Versions of these myths entered the literary and in philosophical work of Homer, Hesiod, Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripedes, Herodotus, Plato, Pindar, and the lyric poets Ovid and Virgil. This course examines Greek, Roman, and Norse mythology, and later the founding myths of Mayan, Native American, and Celtic cultures, along with their enduring influence on literature, art, music, dance, and film. Prerequisite: LA 101.
IL 228 Character Design 3 credits James Giegerich $1560

Section A Meets 5/27/2014 to 6/24/2014 on Tuesday,Wednesday,Friday 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 321 Introduction to Rhino CAD 3 credits Rachel Timmins $1560

Section A Meets 5/22/2014 to 6/23/2014 on Monday,Tuesday,Thursday from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

Rhino CAD For 3D Printing is an introductory level course that will cover basic modeling in Rhino CAD (Computer Aided Design). Students will learn multiple ways to create an object in digital space through techniques like extrusion, Booleon functions, joining, bending, lofting, and checking for naked edges. Each student will be equipped with enough basic knowledge to continue using Rhino CAD as both a design tool and as a method of creating three-dimensional objects. Prerequisite: FF 101 (Sculptural Forms).
PR 218 Screenprinting 3 credits Robert Tillman $1560

Section A Meets 5/22/2014 to 6/10/2014 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.