Degrees and Certificates
Studio Art: Bachelor of Arts (B.A.),Bachelor of Arts
Studio Art: Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.),Bachelor of Fine Arts
Studio Art Minor,Minor
This course offers hands-on experience in exhibition preparation and installation, under the guidance of the directors of the Marian Graves Mugar Art Gallery and the Bill and Sonja C Davidow ’56 Fine Art Gallery. Weekly class meetings cover topics relating to gallery operations and management, including promotion and publicity, budgeting and scheduling, selection of artists and exhibition themes. The differences between commercial and nonprofit galleries are also discussed. Can be repeated for credit in multiple semesters. Course content varies from term to term.
In this course students develop an understanding of three-dimensional ideation and sculpture construction. Students conceptualize through historical and contemporary research and sketch book drawings. The course covers armature building, the additive process and clay modeling. In addition, students are introduced to subtractive and mixed media construction methodologies. Protocols for studio safety and equipment operations are emphasized; studio agreements and tool instruction authorizations are signed-off on by students.
Objects for personal adornment have, for centuries, been part of our culture. Often these objects serve as a means of distinguishing ourselves as a distinct culture or group as well as a means of personal expression, remembrance or commemoration. This course will explore some of the different forms and functions that the medium has taken in various cultures around the world. The focus of the course will be on the production of jewelry and/or small-scale metal sculpture. Students will learn some of the traditional methods of jewelry fabrication and design working with precious and non-precious metal and stones.
Please note: As with many studio courses, some materials will be provided for the class, and some will be purchased by students. Given the current increased cost of metal, expected individual costs are $130+ (depending on the precious or non-precious materials students choose).
This introductory elective art internship is designed to provide BA and BFA studio art majors with exploratory, on-site art and design related work experiences and opportunities in related businesses or nonprofit organizations. A studio art or graphic design faculty member serves as the student's internship sponsor. An internship contract must be submitted to the Harrington Center, and study plans must be submitted to an art faculty advisor of choice for approval prior to the beginning of the internship. Graded Pass/Fail.
This sculpture course introduces students to new materials and processes based upon their own ideation and project frameworks. Students will explore ideas through the construction of maquettes and process frameworks. Students are expected to research and apply their understanding of contemporary art. Considerable outside of class work will be required. Each student is expected to understand and use studio safety best practices.
This sculpture course challenges students to explore materials and processes based upon their own ideation and the project frameworks. Students will explore new ideas through conceptual drawings and through the construction of maquettes. Students are expected to research and apply their understanding of contemporary art. Considerable outside of class work will be required. Each student is expected to understand and use studio safety best practices.
These courses offer students in-depth study of topics in art that are not part of the regularly scheduled course offerings. The topics are announced before registration.
This course provides an environment where students gain insight and practical skills in regard to career planning and preparation. Students will use an active peer review process in understanding and developing their final portfolios. The drafting of self-identity promotional portfolios, which represent their individual strengths, artistic skill and creative thinking will be required. Students will learn how to promote themselves through research and entry into competitive exhibition opportunities, creating cover letters, resumes and artist statements.
Students will finalize their self-identity promotional materials, hone their interviewing and presentation skills and present their final portfolios during the campus capstone event. In addition, students are required to prepare their work for exhibition, understand exhibition requirements and mount a group exhibition of their work in the college galleries.
This advanced course challenges students to learn new techniques and processes, while building upon the foundations of prior work. Students explore three dimensional solutions to art-making and create individually expressive contemporary works of art. Advanced research, problem-solving and self-criticism are major parts of this course. Outside of class work will be demanding and all studio safety best practices will be modeled.
This advanced course challenges students to research and employ multiple techniques and processes, while building upon the knowledge gained in ART 445. Students explore three dimensional solutions to art making and create individually expressive contemporary works of art. Students will research contemporary concepts of multi-media and installation-based sculpture. Advanced research, problem-solving and self-criticism are major parts of this course. Outside of class work will be demanding and all studio safety best practices will be modeled.
An advanced internship is required for all students in the studio art major. This requirement will provide art students with experiences in art related businesses and nonprofits organizations. Art majors may arrange internships with correlative art or design businesses, art centers, design firms, artist and artisan studios. An art faculty member serves as the student’s faculty sponsor. Internships are arranged through the Harrington Center with approval and evaluation by the advisor, faculty sponsor and the Harrington Center. Specific information is available from the Harrington Center. Graded pass/fail.