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

1

This visiting lecture series is required for all active Grad Art candidates every term. Guests include internationally recognized artists, critics, art historians, architects, filmmakers, and writers from Los Angeles and around the globe. The course is mandatory for all active candidates every term.

Course number: ART-502
Prerequisite: Take ART-521, Master's Project A

Independent Study

1

Course number: ART-695
Prerequisite: n/a

Master's Project A

5

The Master's Project courses represent the required studio meetings with the Core and Adjunct faculty for all Grad Art 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 Master's Project is supervised and graded collectively by the Core Faculty.

Course number: ART-521
Prerequisite: Take ART-502, Graduate Seminar concurrently

Master's Project B

5

The Master's Project courses represent the required studio meetings with the Core and Adjunct faculty for all Grad Art 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 Master's Project is supervised and graded collectively by the Core Faculty.

Course number: ART-522
Prerequisite: Take ART-502, Graduate Seminar concurrently Take ART-521, Master's Project A

Master's Project C

5

The Master's Project courses represent the required studio meetings with the Core and Adjunct faculty for all Grad Art 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 Master's Project is supervised and graded collectively by the Core Faculty.

Course number: ART-621
Prerequisite: Take ART-522, Master's Project B -AND- Take ART-502, Graduate Seminar concurrently ART-550, Thesis Gateway

Master's Project Continuation

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Special course for Graduate Art students that are not enrolled in regular Graduate Art classes so they can check out equipment.

Course number: ART-691
Prerequisite: n/a

Master's Project D

5

The Master's Project courses represent the required studio meetings with the Core and Adjunct faculty for all Grad Art 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 Master's Project is supervised and graded collectively by the Core Faculty.

Course number: ART-622
Prerequisite: Take ART-502, Graduate Seminar concurrently Take ART-621, Master's Project C

Some Realism(s)

3

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 meant to complement the Summer Workshop, but its focus is on group critique. The specific content of the course, will vary from summer to summer.

Course number: ART-560
Prerequisite: n/a

Summer Workshop

3

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

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: n/a

Thesis Continuation

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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

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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-522, Master's Project B concurrently

Topic Seminar

1

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