Art - ART

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 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. Special fees apply. (1+4)

ART F161 Two-Dimensional Digital Design (h)

3 Credits


This course provides an introduction to design principles and digital skills necessary for fine arts students. The course covers fundamentals of visual design, drawing, and painting techniques on computer. Special fees apply. (1+4)

ART F162 Color and Design (h)

3 Credits


Fundamentals of pictorial form, color principles and interactions. Emphasis on traditional art media rendered two dimensionally on paper. This course is recommended for students becoming BA, BFA Drawing, Painting, and Printmaking majors. 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. This course is recommended for students becoming BA or BFA Art majors in Ceramics, Metalsmithing, Native Art and Sculpture. Special fees apply. (1+4)

ART F172 Previsualization and Preproduction for Digital Cinema (h)

3 Credits
Offered Spring Even-numbered Years

Previsualization is a collaborative process that generates preliminary versions of shots or sequences, predominantly using 3D animation tools and a virtual environment. It enables filmmakers to visually explore creative ideas, plan technical solutions and communicate a shared vision for efficient production. Laying a foundation for cinema production, this course will explore screenwriting, storyboarding, previsualization animation, animatics and film pre-production approaches. This course will focus on developing original stories for animation or dramatic film productions and preparing those concepts for cinematic production. Cross-listed with THR F172 and FLM F172. (3+0)

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: placement in ENGL F111X or higher; sophomore standing; 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. (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. Special fees apply. Prerequisites: ART F127. (1+4)

ART F233 Beginning Field Painting (h)

1 Credits
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 student 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 Fall

Origins of art and its development from the beginning through contemporary painting, sculpture and architecture. ART F261-F262 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-F262 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)(a)

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 F271 Beginning Computer Art (h)

3 Credits
Offered Fall

Basic techniques of computer art. The course covers basic animation, motion graphics, digital painting and digital design. Special fees apply. Prerequisites: ART F161. (1+4)

ART F283 Basic Darkroom Photography (h)

3 Credits


Photography fundamentals, including use of an adjustable camera, film and exposure techniques, filters and flash techniques. Darkroom procedures including black and white film processing and printing, photograph design and composition. Students must have use of an adjustable camera. Special fees apply. Cross-listed with JRN F203. (2+3)

ART F284 Basic Digital Photography (h)

3 Credits


Introduction to the technical and aesthetic aspects of basic digital photography via digital SLR cameras and editing through digital photo suites such as Adobe Photoshop. Students are expected to have intermediate computer knowledge. Topics include controlling digital SLRs on manual settings, photographing creatively, basic and advanced editing techniques, negative scanning and digital printing. Special fees apply. Cross-listed with JRN F204. (3+0)

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 F313 O 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

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 Credits
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 student 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 F347 O 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. Prerequisites: COMM F131X or COMM F141X. Recommended: THR F241; THR F247. Cross-listed with THR F347. (3+0)

ART F363 W 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 F364 W 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 W Native Art of Alaska (h)(a)

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 F368 Intermediate Native Art Studio (h)(a)

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 F371 O Digital Imaging (h)

3 Credits


This course focuses on creating and manipulating digital images, including digital painting and photography. The varied ethical issues engendered by this expertise will be addressed in depth. Skills in knowledge useful for digital photography, digital video compositing and digital painting will be covered. Special fees apply. Prerequisites: ART F161 or ART F271 or ART F284/JRN F204 or FLM/JRN F290; COMM F131X or COMM F141X. Cross-listed with JRN F371; FLM 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 F407 O 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 F412 Portrait Photography

3 Credits
Offered Fall

This course will teach the student who has basic or advanced exposure and printing skills to further their understanding of the principles and techniques of portrait photography. Students will work with SLR or DSLR cameras and editing through a digital photo suite such as Adobe Photoshop. Students will learn to perfect their exposures and portrait skills, work with models, and handle studio strobes and equipment using traditional and digital media. Assignments will focus on both technical and aesthetic concerns. In-class critiques will provide feedback on students' work and weekly slide shows will provide insight on historical and contemporary portrait photographers. Special fees apply. Prerequisites: ART F483 or JRN F402; ART F487 or JRN F407 or permission of instructor. Cross-listed with JRN F412. (3+0)

ART F413 O 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

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 F424 O Field Artists of the North (h)(a)

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 F425 W Visual Images of the North (a)

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

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 Credits
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 student 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 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 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 F460 Cross-Cultural Filmmaking (h)

3 Credits
Offered Fall Odd-numbered Years

The use of film as a documentary tool for describing and understanding scientific and cultural phenomenon has led to the education of generations. Understanding the implications of our film work with a theoretical base for cultural understanding, scientific need and educational potentials will strengthen the film's integrity and production methods in creating video documents useful as a scientific/cultural record. Pre- production will include research of archival visual media, oral histories and print materials; analysis of educational and scientific funding and distribution options and preliminary interviews, location scouting and film treatment. Production will include time on location with small film crews, media logging and record keeping. Post- production will include basic editing of sequences for distribution. Special fees apply. Prerequisites: Junior, senior or graduate standing or permission of instructor. Cross-listed: ANTH F460 and FLM F460 (3+0)

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 F465 Advanced Photography Seminar

3 Credits
Offered Spring

Advanced discussion photographic topics. Topics range from the photographic essay to the history of photography and working in series. Weekly classroom meetings supplemented by field, studio and darkroom sessions. Special fees apply. Prerequisites: JRN F402 or ART F483; JRN F404; or permission of instructor. Stacked with JRN F605 and ART F665. (2+3)

ART F467 Photoprocess Printmaking (h)

3 Credits
Offered Every Third Spring

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)(a)

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 F469 W 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 F471 O 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 F371 or JRN F371; one college level studio art course. Cross-listed with JRN F471. (1+4)

ART F472 O 3D Animation (h)

3 Credits
Offered Fall

Concept and technique of 3D computer-generated 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. Special fees apply. Note: May be repeated for credit. Prerequisites: ART/FLM/THR F172; ART/FLM F371; or equivalent; Comm F131X or COMM F141X. Cross-listed with FLM F472; JRN F472. (1+4)

ART F474 W 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. (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 or JRN F472 or FLM F472 or equivalent. Cross-listed with FLM F475. (1+4)

ART F483 Advanced Photography (h)

3 Credits
Offered Spring

Continuation of JRN F203/ART F28. Emphasis on continuing development of photographic skills by application of basic technical skills to a variety of areas of photography. Special fees apply. Prerequisites: JRN F203 or ART F283 or instructor permission. Cross-listed with JRN F402. (2+3)

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 in writing, art, or television production. Cross-listed with JRN F484. (3+3)

ART F487 Digital Darkroom

3 Credits
Offered Fall

Learn to make ink jet prints from various photographic sources, including digital capture and scanned film. Emphasis on applying Photoshop methods for making fine prints in black and white and color. Special fees apply. Prerequisite: JRN F203 or ART F283 or permission of instructor. Cross-listed with JRN F407. (2.5+2)

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 F603 Graduate Photography

2-6 Credits
Offered As Demand Warrants

Exploration of selected topics in photography, with lectures, demonstrations, independent research and production of photography at a level commensurate with graduate standing. May be repeated for credit. Special fees apply. Prerequisites: Graduate standing or permission of instructor. (1+2-8)

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 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 (a)

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. (3+0)

ART F625 Visual Images of the North (a)

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)(a)

1 Credits


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 (a)

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; graduate standing; or permission of instructor. (0+0)

ART F661 Mentored Teaching in Art

1 Credits
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. Note: May be repeated for credit. Prerequisites: Graduate standing or permission of instructor. (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 F665 Advanced Photography Seminar

3 Credits
Offered Spring Odd-numbered Years

Advanced discussion of photojournalism and photographic topics with field, studio, and darkroom sessions. Topics will range from the photographic essay to the history of photography and working in series. Weekly classroom meeting will be supplemented by field, studio, and darkroom sessions. Prerequisites: JRN F402; JRN F404; or permission of instructor. Cross-listed with JRN F605. (2+3)

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 in writing, art, or television production. Cross-listed with JRN F684. (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)