Classes

Credits

Film & Video Tech Lab

0

A production lab for the student who has little or no experience with film and video. Learn how to use production equipment, post-production analog video editing bay, and become literate in terms of shot structure and editing techniques and strategies.

Course number: ART-505
Prerequisite: n/a

Graduate Seminar

3

This course is a visiting lecture series held weekly in the evening in conjunction with the Graduate Fine Art program. Guests include internationally recognized artists, critics, art historians, architects, filmmakers, writers from Los Angles and around the globe. The course is mandatory every term.

Course number: ART-501
Prerequisite: Take ART-506, Theories of Construction concurrently

Independent Study

1

Course number: ART-695
Prerequisite: n/a

M1 Master's Project

3

M1 Master's Project: This course represents the required studio meetings with the Core and Adjunct faculty for all Grad Art M1 candidates. It consists of the development of the candidate's own work, with the help of individual meetings with members of the Core Faculty and others. The M1 Master's Project is supervised and graded collectively by the Core Faculty.

Course number: ART-511
Prerequisite: Take ART-501, Graduate Seminar concurrently

M2 Master's Project

3

M2 Master's Project: This course represents the required studio meetings with the Core and Adjunct faculty for all Grad Art M2 candidates. It consists of the development of the candidate's own work, with the help of individual meetings with members of the Core Faculty and others. The M2 Master's Project is supervised and graded collectively by the Core Faculty.

Course number: ART-512
Prerequisite: Take ART-511, Master's Project 1 Take ART-550, Thesis Gateway concurrently or previously

M3 Master's Project

3

M3 Master's Project: This course represents the required studio meetings with the Core and Adjunct faculty for all Grad Art M3 candidates. It consists of the development of the candidate's own work, with the help of individual meetings with members of the Core Faculty and others. The M3 Master's Project is supervised and graded collectively by the Core Faculty.

Course number: ART-611
Prerequisite: Take ART-550, Thesis Gateway and ART-512, M2 Master's Project

M4 Master's Project

3

M4 Master's Project: This course represents the required studio meetings with the Core and Adjunct faculty for all Grad Art M4 candidates. It consists of the development of the candidate's own work, with the help of individual meetings with members of the Core Faculty and others. The M4 Master's Project is supervised and graded collectively by the Core Faculty.

Course number: ART-612
Prerequisite: Take ART-611, M3 Master's Project

Some Realism(s)

In this class we will examine different artistic strategies to approach reality, to "take in world". The artworks we will look at comprise a novel, some films and videos, as well as paintings and drawings. The diary, the documentary, the journalistic research, the reenactment of historical events all produce a specific interaction between the "self" and the "world". This class will focus on the different modes of artistic subjectivity that are being expressed in these works, as well the notion of the political. Several guests will enrich the discussion in class. Each artist will be presented to the class by one or more students. Those who choose not to present in class will write a paper of minimum 3 pages on a subject related to what we have discussed in class.

Course number: ART-580
Prerequisite: n/a

Summer Seminar

3

Summer Seminar is a required 3-unit course taken by all Grad Art students. It is a seminar course whose topic changes each summer. It is designed to help students prepare to write a thesis in the Fall term.

Course number: ART-560
Prerequisite: Take ART-570, Summer Workshop

Summer Workshop

3

Summer Workshop is a required 3-unit course taken by all Grad Art students. It is meant to complement the Summer Seminar, but its focus is on group critique. The specific content of the course, will vary from summer to summer.

Course number: ART-570
Prerequisite: Take ART-560, Summer Seminar

Theories of Construction

3

Concerned with the critiquing of student work. The object of the class is to develop, through class analysis, a sense of the theoretical implications and foundations of the work of each of the participants.

Course number: ART-506
Prerequisite: Take Master's Project concurrently

Thesis Continuation

0

Required for all students finished with their course work but still working on completing their thesis. Required every semester until thesis is completed and approved.

Course number: ART-699
Prerequisite: n/a

Thesis Gateway

0

Thesis Gateway is a Pass/Fail zero unit course students must pass in the Spring in order to be eligible for enrollment in M3 Master's Thesis in the Fall of their Second Year. If the student fails the Thesis Gateway course, s/he will be required to retake the Thesis Gateway course in the summer term. If the student does not pass the course on this second occasion, s/he will be dismissed from the program.

Course number: ART-550
Prerequisite: Take ART-501, Graduate Seminar and ART-512, Master's Project 2 concurrently

Topic Seminar

2

Each Topic Seminar segment has a different course description. See the Department Chairs Office or the section syllabus for more information.

Course number: ART-520
Prerequisite: n/a