Course descriptions index


Art


ART F100 Art Exploration

3 Credits     Offered As Demand Warrants

Exposure to design, printmaking, weaving and sculpture. Individual studio projects, lectures, and field trips introduce areas for further study. (3+0)


ART F101 Introduction to Ceramics

3 Credits     Offered As Demand Warrants

Making and firing clay objects. Study of clay methods, forming decorations, glazing and firing. For beginning students only. (3+0)


ART F104 Introduction to Drawing

1 - 3 Credits     Offered As Demand Warrants

Still life, portrait, interior and landscape compositions using basic drawing materials. Emphasizes self-expression by developing spontaneous artistic ideas into a more focused style. For the student with little or no training in drawing to explore his or her drawing abilities. (1 - 3+0)


ART F105 Beginning Drawing (h)

3 Credits

Basic elements in drawing. Emphasis on a variety of techniques and media. Special fees apply. (1+4)


ART F113 Introduction to Painting

1 - 3 Credits     Offered As Demand Warrants

Investigation of basic materials, various media and techniques available for painting. (1 - 3+2)


ART F122 Introduction to Stained Glass (h)

1 - 3 Credits     Offered As Demand Warrants

Fundamental skills to construct stained glass pieces. Basics of glass cutting, leading and soldering. Each student completes a one square-foot window, a large group project and a sun catcher. (2+4)


ART F125 Aleut Basketry Practicum (h)

1 Credit     Offered As Demand Warrants

Introduction to techniques of Aleut basketry, including design elements and Attu, Atka and Unalaska style lids and knobs. Historical and artistic overview of the art form.     Offered at Aleutian/Regional Center only. (0+3)


ART F127 Introduction to Weaving (h)

3 Credits

Fundamentals of weaving taught through basic techniques and processes for four-shaft loom woven structures. Includes loom terminology and function, warping and threading, basic pattern drafting and designing, color and texture. Introduces tapestry techniques. (1+4)


ART F161 Two-Dimensional Design (h)

3 Credits

Fundamentals of pictorial form; principles of composition, organization, and structure. Special fees apply. (1+4)


ART F162 Color and Design (h)

3 Credits

Fundamentals of color principles and interactions. Emphasis on two dimensions. Special fees apply. (1+4)


ART F163 Three-Dimensional Design (h)

3 Credits

Provides an introduction to fundamental concepts and organization of three-dimensional forms, which include but are not limited to the applied arts and industrial design. Various materials such as clay, glass, metal and wood will be utilized. Special fees apply. (1+4)


ART F200X Aesthetic Appreciation: Interrelation of Art, Drama, and Music (h)

3 Credits

Understanding and appreciation of art, drama, and music through an exploration of their relationships. Topics include the creative process, structure, cultural application and diversity, the role of the artist in society, and popular movements and trends. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing; placement in ENGL F111X or higher; or permission of instructor. (Cross-listed with MUS F200X; THR F200X.) (3+0)


ART F201 Beginning Ceramics (h)

3 Credits

Foundation experience with clay. Overview of the medium of ceramics and its possibilities. Special fees apply. Prerequisites: ART F105; ART F161 or ART F162 or ART F163; or permission of instructor. (1+4)


ART F205 Intermediate Drawing (h)

3 Credits

Exploration of pictorial composition and creative interpretation of subjects. Special fees apply. Prerequisites: ART F105. (1+4)


ART F207 Beginning Printmaking (h)

3 Credits

Concepts and techniques of printmaking. Subject areas taken from relief, intaglio, serigraphy and lithography. Special fees apply. Prerequisites: ART F105; ART F161 or ART F162 or ART F163; or permission of instructor. (1+4)


ART F209 Beginning Metalsmithing and Jewelry (h)

3 Credits

Basic techniques of fine metalsmithing and jewelry. Special fees apply. Prerequisites: ART F105; ART F161 or ART F162 or ART F163; or permission of instructor. (1+4)


ART F211 Beginning Sculpture (h)

3 Credits

Basic sculpture techniques and principles. Special fees apply. Prerequisites: ART F105; ART F161 or ART F162 or ART F163; or permission of instructor. (1+4)


ART F213 Beginning Painting (Acrylic or Oil) (h)

3 Credits

Basic materials and techniques in either medium. Pictorial principles and organization of paintings. Prerequisites: ART F105; ART F161 or ART F162 or ART F163; or permission of instructor. (1+4)


ART F223 Watercolor Painting (h)

3 Credits     Offered As Demand Warrants

Painting in various transparent and opaque media (watercolor, tempera, polymer, casein). Emphasis on techniques and subjects. Prerequisites: ART F105; ART F161 or ART F162 or ART F163; or permission of instructor. (1+4)


ART F227 Woven Fabric Design (h)

3 Credits

Continuation of ART F127. Exploration of color and texture in loom structures. Includes basic fiber technology and color theory. Topics vary each semester and include blocks, units, laces, twills and R.A.G.S. recycle. Course may be repeated for credit when topic changes. Prerequisites: ART F127. (1+4)


ART F233 Beginning Field Painting (h)

1 Credit     Offered As Demand Warrants

Introductory course consists of three or four days painting at outdoor locations, usually in the summer. Lectures and directed study are used to establish students understanding of landscape painting from drawing and/or small painted studies to finished oil and acrylic paintings. Use of basic painting and drawing materials will be covered. Concepts of space, light, color, composition, scale and specific elements of landscape paintings such as water, reflections, skies, aerial and linear perspective will be addressed. Sessions will be in the field with some supporting sessions in the studio. Courses in the past have been held at Denali, McCarthy, Brooks Range, Valdez and Cordova. Recommended: ART F105; ART F213. (0.5+1.5)


ART F247 Introduction to Theatrical Design (h)

3 Credits     Offered Fall

Introduction to all the design elements used in the theatre. Analysis of line, texture, color, and how they relate to designing for the theatre including costumes, scenery and lighting. (Cross-listed with THR F247.) (3+0)


ART F261 History of World Art (h)

3 Credits     Offered Spring

Origins of art and its development from the beginning through contemporary painting, sculpture and architecture. ART F261 - 262 may be taken in reverse order; however, course content is presented in a chronological sequence beginning with fall semester. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing. (3+0)


ART F262 History of World Art (h)

3 Credits     Offered Spring

Origins of art and its development from the beginning through contemporary painting, sculpture and architecture. ART F261 - 262 may be taken in reverse order; however, course content is presented in a chronological sequence beginning with fall semester. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing. (3+0)


ART F268 Beginning Native Art Studio (h)

3 Credits

Understanding and applying the traditional designs and technologies of Native art. Special fees apply. Prerequisites: ART F105 or permission of instructor. (Cross-listed with ANS F268.) (1+4)


ART F301 Intermediate Ceramics (h)

3 Credits

Continuation of beginning ceramics. Emphasis on developing proficiency in ceramic studio practices and processes. Special fees apply. Prerequisites: ART F201 or permission of instructor. (1+4)


ART F305 Advanced Drawing (h)

3 Credits     Offered Spring

Development and refinement of individual problems in drawing. Can be repeated for credit with permission of instructor. Special fees apply. Prerequisites: ART F205 or permission of instructor. (1+4)


ART F307 Intermediate Printmaking (h)

3 Credits

Continuation of ART F207 with emphasis on refinement of technique and color printing. Special fees apply. Prerequisites: ART F207 or permission of instructor. (1+4)


ART F309 Intermediate Metalsmithing and Jewelry (h)

3 Credits

Further investigation of material processes and techniques; some emphasis on design. Special fees apply. Prerequisites: ART F209 or permission of instructor. (1+4)


ART F311 Intermediate Sculpture (h)

3 Credits

Exploration in materials and concepts of sculpture. Emphasis on personal creativity and skill development. Special fees apply. Prerequisites: ART F211 or permission of instructor. (1+4)


ART F313O Intermediate Painting (h)

3 Credits

Continued development of expressive skills in painting in any media. Emphasis on pictorial and conceptual problems. Prerequisites: ART F213; COMM F131X or COMM F141X. (1+4)


ART F324 Watercolor Painting and Composition (h)

3 Credits     Offered Every Third Spring -- Next     Offered Spring 2009

Development of individual approach to watercolor media. Can be repeated for credit with permission of instructor. Prerequisites: ART F223. (1+4)


ART F333 Intermediate Field Painting (h)

1 Credit     Offered As Demand Warrants

Intermediate course consists of three or four days painting at outdoor locations, usually in the summer. Lectures and directed study are used to broaden students understanding of landscape painting from drawings and/or small painted studies to finished oil and acrylic paintings. Concepts of space, light, color, composition, scale and specific elements of landscape paintings such as water, reflections, skies, aerial and linear perspective will be addressed. Sessions will be in the field with some supporting sessions in the studio. Courses in the past have been held at Denali, McCarthy, Brooks Range, Valdez and Cordova. Prerequisites: ART F213 or ART F233. Recommended: ART F105; ART F205. (0.5+1.5)


ART F347O Lighting Design (h)

3 Credits     Offered Fall Even-numbered Years

Principles and techniques of theatrical lighting design. The student will conduct practical experiments and design projects applying the experience gained. Student will spend approximately $40 for materials for this class. Also available via Independent Learning. Prerequisites: COMM F131X or COMM F141X; THR F343; or permission of instructor. May be taken concurrently with THR F343. (Cross-listed with JRN F347; THR F347.) (3+0)


ART F360 Indigenous Art and Culture (h)

3 Credits     Offered As Demand Warrants

Overview of the aesthetic expressions of the cultures of Africa, Oceania and Native North America. Cultural and social factors will be studied through the visual art from these areas. (Cross-listed with ANTH F360.) (3+0)


ART F363W History of Modern Art (h)

3 Credits     Offered Spring Odd-numbered Years

Development of modern art forms and theories in the visual arts from the late 19th century to the present. Concentration on the artistic pluralism of 20th century art forms: Cubism, Futurism, Surrealism, Expressionism, Constructivism, Nonobjective Art, Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, Realism and many other "isms." Prerequisites: ART F262; ENGL F111X; ENGL F211X or ENGL F213X; or permission of instructor. (3+0)


ART F364W Italian Renaissance Art (h)

3 Credits     Offered Spring Even-numbered Years

Development of the Renaissance from early Florentine to the High Renaissance of Venice. Study of art by Massacio, Michelangelo, DaVinci, Titian, etc. Prerequisites: ART F261; ENGL F111X; ENGL F211X or ENGL F213X; or permission of instructor. (3+0)


ART F365 Native Art of Alaska (h)

3 Credits     Offered Fall

Art forms of the Eskimo, Indian and Aleut from prehistory to the present. Changes in forms through the centuries. Prerequisites: Advanced standing or permission of instructor. (Cross-listed with ANS F365; ANTH F365.) (3+0)


ART F366 Northwest Coast Indian Art (h)

3 Credits     Offered As Demand Warrants

Arts of the Northwest Coast Indians and the place of art in their culture. (Cross-listed with ANS F366; ANTH F366.) (3+0)


ART F367 Eskimo Art (h)

3 Credits     Offered Spring Even-numbered Years

Eskimo art from Alaska, Canada and Siberia beginning with the earliest known pieces to the beginning of the 20th century. (Cross-listed with ANS F367; ANTH F367.) (3+0)


ART F368 Intermediate Native Art Studio (h)

3 Credits

Understanding and applying advanced traditional designs and technologies of Native art. Special fees apply. Prerequisites: ART F268 or permission of instructor. (Cross-listed with ANS F368.) (1+4)


ART F371O Digital Photography and Pixel Painting

3 Credits

An introduction to the world of digital imaging with applications in fine and commercial art. It is expected that students will become competent at creating real-looking images of impossible subjects as well as detecting their creation by others. The varied ethical issues engendered by this expertise will be addressed in depth. Students will be required to gain proficiency in visual design for electronic and print publication. Special fees apply. Prerequisites: COMM F131X or COMM F141X; Macintosh OS or Windows OS experience with graphic applications; one college level studio art course. (Cross-listed with JRN F371.) (1+4)


ART F401 Advanced Ceramics (h)

3 Credits

Emphasis on developing as aesthetically perceptive and technically proficient ceramic artist. Individual and group projects include kiln firings. May be repeated for credit with permission of instructor. Special fees apply. Prerequisites: ART F301 or permission of instructor. (1+4)


ART F402 Anthropology of Art (s)

3 Credits     Offered As Demand Warrants

Anthropological study of art in cross-cultural perspective. Social context of art production and use, cross-cultural variations in definition of an artist's role. Prerequisites: Senior standing or permission of instructor. (Cross-listed with ANTH F402. Stacked with ANTH F602.) (3+0)


ART F407O Advanced Printmaking (h)

3 Credits

Individual development of technical and creative processes. May be repeated for credit with permission of instructor. Special fees apply. Prerequisites: ART F307; COMM F131X or COMM F141X. (1+4)


ART F409 Advanced Metalsmithing and Jewelry (h)

3 Credits

Materials and processes; introduction to holloware skills and forging. May be repeated for credit with permission of instructor. Special fees apply. Prerequisites: ART F309 or permission of instructor. (1+4)


ART F411 Advanced Sculpture (h)

3 Credits

Principles, practices and concepts of sculpture. May be repeated for credit with permission of instructor. Special fees apply. Prerequisites: ART F311 or permission of instructor. (1+4)


ART F413O Advanced Painting (h)

3 Credits

Individual experimentation and technical/conceptual development in painting. Can be repeated for credit with permission of instructor. Prerequisites: ART F313; COMM F131X or COMM F141X. (1+4)


ART F417 Lithography (h)

3 Credits     Offered Every Third Spring -- Next     Offered Spring 2009

An exploration of stone and metal plate lithography. May be repeated for credit with permission of instructor. Special fees apply. Prerequisites: ART F105; ART F207; or permission of instructor. (1+4)


ART F419 Life Drawing (h)

3 Credits

Drawing from life; study of artistic anatomy. May be repeated for credit with permission of instructor. Special fees apply. Prerequisites: ART F305 or permission of instructor. (1+4)


ART F424O Field Artists of the North (h)

3 Credits     Offered As Demand Warrants

Study of field artists and their work, from the explorer artists of yesteryear to today's field artists using a variety of traditional and contemporary media in their creations. Students will conceive and conduct their own study projects, producing a body of work that will demonstrate the principles and practice of a field artist. Prerequisites: ART F105; a studio art course (ART F161, ART F162, ART F163, ART F205, ART F211, ART F213 or JRN F203); COMM F131X or COMM F141X. (Stacked with ART F624; NORS F624.) (3+0)


ART F425W Visual Images of the North

3 Credits

Examination of the imagery of the people and landscapes of the polar regions, centering on such issues as depiction of arctic peoples and customs by Europeans, documentary versus artistic goals, translations from original sketches to published images, relationship of polar imagery to prevailing historical styles and the influence of changing world views on modes of polar representation between the 16th and 20th centuries. Prerequisites: ENGL F111X, ENGL F211X or F213X; or permission of instructor. (Cross-listed with NORS F425.) (3+0)


ART F427 Relief (h)

3 Credits     Offered Every Third Fall -- Next     Offered Fall 2009

Woodcut and monotype with emphasis on color. May be repeated for credit with permission of instructor. Special fees apply. Prerequisites: ART F105; ART F207; ART F213; or permission of instructor. (1+4)


ART F433 Advanced Field Painting (h)

1 Credit     Offered As Demand Warrants

Advanced course consists of three or four days painting at outdoor locations, usually in the summer. Lectures and directed study are used to broaden and develop students understanding of landscape painting from drawings and/or small painted studies to finished oil and acrylic paintings. Concepts of space, light, color, composition, scale and specific elements of landscape paintings such as water, reflections, skies, aerial and linear perspective will be addressed. Emphasis will be on individual experimentation and technical/conceptual development. Sessions will be in the field with some supporting sessions in the studio. Courses in the past have been held at Denali, McCarthy, Brooks Range, Valdez and Cordova. Prerequisites: ART F313 or ART F333. (0.5+1.5)


ART F437 Intaglio (h)

3 Credits

Intaglio printmaking with emphasis on experimentation and color photo intaglio printing. May be repeated for credit with permission of instructor. Special fees apply. Prerequisites: ART F105; ART F162; ART F207; or permission of instructor. (1+4)


ART F441 Lost Wax Casting (h)

3 Credits     Offered Every Third Spring -- Next     Offered Spring 2009

Design and execution of jewelry and other small metal objects by lost wax casting. May be repeated for credit with permission of instructor. Special fees apply. Prerequisites: ART F409 or permission of instructor. (1+4)


ART F442 Nonferrous Forging (h)

3 Credits     Offered Every Third Spring -- Next Offerred Spring 2009

Design and execution of hammer-forged nonferrous metal objects. May be repeated for credit with permission of instructor. Special fees apply. Prerequisites: ART F409 or permission of instructor. (1+4)


ART F447 Silkscreen (h)

3 Credits     Offered As Demand Warrants

Silkscreen printing with photo process. May be repeated for credit with permission of instructor. Special fees apply. Prerequisites: ART F105, ART F162, ART F207, or permission of instructor. (1+4)


ART F450 Raku Pottery (h)

3 Credits     Offered As Demand Warrants

Raku clay bodies, glazes and decorations. Kiln building. May be repeated for credit with permission of instructor. Special fees apply. Prerequisites: ART F201 or permission of instructor. (1+4)


ART F451 Earthenware (h)

3 Credits     Offered As Demand Warrants

Earthenware clay bodies, glazes, decorations and firing techniques. May be repeated for credit with permission of instructor. Special fees apply. Prerequisites: ART F201 or permission of instructor. (1+4)


ART F452 Porcelain (h)

3 - 12 Credits     Offered As Demand Warrants

Porcelain clay bodies, glazes, decorations and firing techniques. May be repeated for credit with permission of instructor. Special fees apply. Prerequisites: ART F201 or permission of instructor. (1+4)


ART F453 Kiln Design and Construction (h)

3 Credits     Offered As Demand Warrants

Kiln design and construction including building and firing a kiln. May be repeated for credit with permission of instructor. Special fees apply. Prerequisites: ART F201 or permission of instructor. (1+4)


ART F457O Papermaking (h)

3 Credits     Offered As Demand Warrants

Production of paper from rags and linters for use as an end in itself as well as a support for art. Two- and three-dimensional projects are required. Experimentation is encouraged. May be repeated for credit with permission of instructor. Special fees apply. Prerequisites: ART F105; ART F207; ART F163 or ART F211; COMM F131X or COMM F141X; or permission of instructor. (1+4)


ART F458O Elementary Internship

3 - 15 Credits

Supervised teaching in elementary schools approved by the School of Education. Students should expect to be involved in the school setting for some or all of the school day (depending on the number of credits taken) for the entire university semester. The School of Education may limit enrollment, determine assignments and cancel the registration of students doing unsatisfactory work. Graded Pass/Fail. Special fees apply. Prerequisites: COMM F131X or COMM F141X; successful completion of methods practicum and methods course-work with a C or better. Post-baccalaureate students must be admitted to the Art K-12 licensure program. Passing Praxis I scores. (Cross-listed with ED F452.) (1+0+42)


ART F459O Secondary Internship

3 - 15 Credits

Supervised teaching in secondary schools approved by the School of Education. Students should expect to be involved in the school setting for some or all of the school day (depending upon number of credits taken) for the entire university semester. The School of Education may limit enrollment, determine assignments and cancel the registration of students doing unsatisfactory work. Graded Pass/Fail. Special fees apply. Prerequisites: COMM F131X or COMM F141X; successful completion of methods practicum and methods course work with a C or better. Post-baccalaureate students must be admitted to K-12 Art licensure program. Passing Praxis I scores. (Cross-listed with ED F453.) (1+0+42)


ART F463 Seminar in Art History (h)

3 Credits     Offered Fall Odd-numbered Years

A seminar providing a forum for discussion of a particular historical period or art historical idea. Topics vary each semester and will not be repeated during a two-year period. Topics include: art since 1945, women in twentieth-century art, the American landscape tradition, etc. (Stacked with ART F663.) (3+0)


ART F467 Photoprocess Printmaking (h)

3 Credits     Offered Every Third Spring -- Next     Offered Spring 2011

Production of etchings, lithographs and silkscreen prints using photo mechanical processes. Elements of electrophotography and desktop publishing explored. May be repeated for credit with permission of instructor. Special fees apply. Prerequisites: ART F105; ART F262; ART F207; or permission of instructor. (1+4)


ART F468 Advanced Native Art Studio (h)

3 Credits

Advanced traditional designs and technologies of Native art. Use of contemporary materials to interpret traditional forms. May be repeated for credit with permission of instructor. Special fees apply. Prerequisites: ART F368 or permission of instructor. (Cross-listed with ANS F468.) (1+4)


ART F469W Architecture: Art, Design, Technology and Social Impact (h)

3 Credits     Offered Spring Even-numbered Years

Concepts of environmental, urban and industrial design. Relationship of human and natural environment is stressed in this history of architecture with special attention given to contemporary conditions in urban areas and effects of industrialization and mechanization on human living and working spaces, artistic design and aesthetics. Prerequisites: ART F261 and ART F262 or HUM F201X and HUM F202; ENGL F111X; ENGL F211X or ENGL F213X; or permission of instructor. (Cross-listed with HUM F469.) (3+0)


ART F471O Advanced Digital Design (h)

3 Credits     Offered Spring

Project-oriented class in graphic design with applications from journalism to fine and commercial art. Students will be expected to have a background in programs likely to include web design, digital photography and graphic design. May be repeated for credit with permission of instructor. Special fees apply. Prerequisites: COMM F131X or COMM F141X; JRN F250; JRN F350 or ART/JRN F371; one college level studio art course. (Cross-listed with JRN F471.) (1+4)


ART F472O Visualization and Animation (h)

3 Credits     Offered Fall

An introduction to visualization and animation with applications in fine and commercial art and science. Students will produce a series of three dimensional animation projects which will introduce them to the tools and concepts used by animation and visualization professionals. Note: May be repeated for credit. Special fees apply. Prerequisites: ART F371 or equivalent; COMM F131X or COMM F141X. (Cross-listed with JRN F472.) (1+4)


ART F474W History of the Role of the Artist (h)

3 Credits     Offered Spring Even-numbered Years

Survey of theory and practices of professional training and education of the artist in relationship to political, social and philosophical conditions. Prerequisites: ENGL F111X; ENGL F211X or ENGL F213X or permission of instructor. Recommended: ART F261; ART F262. (Stacked with ART F673.) (3+0)


ART F475 Digital Video Compositing (h)

3 Credits     Offered As Demand Warrants

Digital compositing techniques for creating moving imagery. The course covers video manipulation, layering images, synthesizing realistic video imagery, integration of live action and computer generated animation. Course can be repeated for a total of nine credits with permission of instructor. Prerequisites: ART F472; JRN F472 or equivalent. (1+4)


ART F477 Monotypes and Monoprints (h)

3 Credits     Offered As Demand Warrants

Exploration and practice of creating singular, unique prints, which are not expected to be editioned. Contemporary and traditional techniques practiced with an emphasis on drawing, color and design in the finished print compositions. Special fees apply. Prerequisites: ART F105. Recommended: ART F161 or ART F162; ART F207. (1+4)


ART F484 Multimedia Theory and Practice (h)

3 Credits     Offered Spring

Study of techniques needed to produce multimedia with a special project for a university or community agency as the required final project. For the purpose of this course multimedia is defined as computer-based, user-driven products with audio, visual and text components and also video or film where appropriate. Primary program is Flash. Special fees apply. Prerequisites: Understanding of computer graphics [programs like Illustrator, Freehand, etc.] plus some mastery of a specialty like writing, art, or television production. (Cross-listed with JRN F484. Stacked with ART F684; JRN F684.) (3+3)


ART F490 Current Problems

3 Credits     Offered Fall Even-numbered Years

A forum for discussion of those aesthetic and professional problems confronted by artists. Topics are agreed upon by instructor and students, and students research and lead discussion on these topics. Topics may include: approaches to figuration of contemporary painting and sculpture, health hazards for the professional artist, portfolio development and access to galleries, making art far from major cultural centers, etc. (Stacked with ART F690.) (3+0)


ART F499 Thesis Project

1 - 3 Credits

Directed work toward individual exhibition; completed outside regularly scheduled classes. Required for B.F.A. candidates. Prerequisites: Senior standing. (0+0)


ART F601 Ceramics

1 - 6 Credits     Offered As Demand Warrants

Exploration of selected topics in ceramics with lectures, demonstrations, independent research and production of ceramics at a level commensurate with graduate standing. May be repeated for credit. Special fees apply. Prerequisites: Graduate standing or permission of instructor. (0+0)


ART F605 Drawing

1 - 6 Credits     Offered As Demand Warrants

Exploration of topic in general drawing with lectures, demonstrations and independent research and production of drawing at a level commensurate with graduate standing. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisites: ART F305 or equivalent; and graduate standing. (0+0)


ART F607 Printmaking

1 - 6 Credits     Offered As Demand Warrants

Exploration of selected topics in printmaking with lectures, demonstrations, independent research and production of printmaking at a level commensurate with graduate standing. May be repeated for credit. Special fees apply. Prerequisites: Graduate standing or permission of instructor. (0+0)


ART F609 Metalsmithing

1 - 6 Credits     Offered As Demand Warrants

Exploration of selected topics in metalcraft with lectures, demonstrations, independent research and production of metalcraft at a level commensurate with graduate standing. May be repeated for credit. Special fees apply. Prerequisites: Graduate standing or permission of instructor. (0+0)


ART F611 Sculpture

1 - 6 Credits     Offered As Demand Warrants

Exploration of selected topics in sculpture with lectures, demonstrations, independent research and production of sculpture at a level commensurate with graduate standing. May be repeated for credit. Special fees apply. Prerequisites: Graduate standing or permission of instructor. (0+0)


ART F613 Painting

1 - 6 Credits     Offered As Demand Warrants

Exploration of selected topics in painting with lectures, demonstrations, independent research and production of painting at a level commensurate with graduate standing. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisites: Graduate standing or permission of instructor. (0+0)


ART F619 Life Drawing

1 - 6 Credits

Exploration of selected topics in drawing with lectures, demonstrations, independent research and production of drawing at a level commensurate with graduate standing. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisites: Graduate standing or permission of instructor. (0+0)


ART F624 Field Artists of the North

3 Credits     Offered As Demand Warrants

Study of field artists and their work, from the explorer artists of yesteryear to today's field artists using a variety of traditional and contemporary media in their creations. Students will conceive and conduct their own study projects, producing a body of work that will demonstrate the principles and practice of a field artist. Prerequisites: ART F105 and a studio art course (ART F161, ART F162, ART F163, ART F205, ART F211, ART F213 or JRN F203.) (Cross-listed with NORS F624. Stacked with ART F424.) (3+0)


ART F625 Visual Images of the North

3 Credits     Offered Spring Odd-numbered Years

Examination of the two-dimensional imagery of the people and landscapes of the polar regions, centering on such issues as depiction of arctic peoples and customs by Europeans, documentary vs. artistic goals, translations from original sketches to published images, relationship of polar imagery to prevailing historical styles, and the influence of changing world views on modes of polar representation between the 16th and 20th centuries. (Cross-listed with NORS F625.) (3+0)


ART F633 Graduate Field Painting (h)

1 Credit

Consists of three or four days painting at outdoor locations, usually in the summer. Lectures and directed study are used to further develop understanding of landscape painting from drawings and/or small painted studies to finished oil and acrylic paintings. Concepts of space, light, color, composition, scale and specific elements of landscape paintings such as water, reflections, skies, aerial and linear perspective will be addressed. Emphasis will be on individual experimentation and technical/ conceptual development consistent with graduate level art courses. Sessions will be in the field with some supporting sessions in the studio. Courses have been held at Denali, McCarthy, Brooks Range, Valdez and Cordova Prerequisites: ART F413; ART F433; or permission of instructor. (6+21)


ART F648 Native Arts

1 - 6 Credits

Advanced traditional designs and technologies of Native art. Use of contemporary materials to interpret traditional forms. May be repeated for credit with permission of instructor. Special fees apply. Prerequisites: ART F468 with graduate standing, or permission of instructor. (0+0)


ART F661 Mentored Teaching in Art

1 Credit     Offered As Demand Warrants

Mentored teaching provides consistent contact of course-related issues between teaching assistants and mentoring faculty. Graduates are required to be enrolled in a mentored teaching section while teaching. Graded Pass/Fail. Prerequisites: Graduate standing or permission of instructor. Note: May be repeated for credit. (1+0)


ART F663 Seminar in Art History

3 Credits     Offered Fall Odd-numbered Years

A forum for discussion of a particular historical period or art historical idea. Topics vary each semester and will not be repeated during a two-year period. Topics include art since 1945, women in twentieth-century art, the American landscape tradition, etc. Prerequisites: Graduate standing or permission of instructor. (Stacked with ART F463.) (3+0)


ART F671 Two- and Three-Dimensional Computer Design

1 - 6 Credits

Visualization and animation with applications to two- and three-dimensional computer design and typography. Emphasis on visual design for electronic and print publication. Includes animation of the components of 3-D models. May be repeated for credit. Special fees apply. Prerequisites: ART F471; graduate standing; or permission of instructor. (0+0)


ART F672 Advanced Computer Visualization in Art

1 - 6 Credits     Offered As Demand Warrants

Computer visualization in art with production and reproduction of projects chosen from a wide range of topics. Includes lectures, demonstrations and laboratory experience. May be repeated for credit. Special fees apply. Prerequisites: Graduate standing or permission of instructor. (0+0)


ART F673 History of the Role of the Artist

3 Credits     Offered Spring Even-numbered Years

Survey of theory and practices of professional training and education of the artist in relationship to political, social and philosophical conditions. Prerequisites: Graduate standing or permission of instructor. (Stacked with ART F474.) (3+0)


ART F684 Multimedia Theory and Practice

3 Credits     Offered Spring

Study of techniques needed to produce multimedia with a special project for some university or community agency as the required final project. For the purpose of this course multimedia is defined as computer based, user-driven products with audio, visual and text components, and also video or film where appropriate. Primary program is Flash. Special fees apply. Prerequisites: Understanding of computer graphics (programs like Illustrator, Freehand, etc.) plus some mastery of a specialty like writing, art, or television production. (Cross-listed with JRN F684. Stacked with Art F484; JRN F484.) (3+0)


ART F690 Current Problems

3 Credits     Offered Fall Even-numbered Years

A forum for discussion of aesthetic and professional problems confronted by artists. Topics are agreed upon by instructor and students, and students research and lead discussion on these topics. Topics may include: approaches to figuration of contemporary painting and sculpture, health hazards for the professional artist, portfolio development and access to galleries, making art far from major cultural centers, etc. Prerequisites: Graduate standing or permission of instructor. (Stacked with ART F490.) (3+0)


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