ARTS 105
ARTS 105 - Drawing I

A foundational course that introduces observation strategies while examining theories of perception. The studio work  is focused on observational drawing with attention to the articulation of line, shape, space, time, form, gesture, perspective, and value. The course introduces a range of traditional and new media drawing tools and observational methods in 2D, 3D, and 4D while exploring a variety of approaches to image making and visual expression. In-class drawing exercises, weekly homework assignments, and group critiques address a range of subjects including the human figure.  Aimed at firstyears and sophomores and those considering majors in Studio Art, Art History, Media Arts and Sciences, or Architecture.

Units: 1

Max Enrollment: 18

Prerequisites: None. Open to First years, Sophomores, and Juniors. Seniors only by permission of the instructor.

Instructor: McGibbon (Fall, Spring), Rivera (Fall, Spring)

Distribution Requirements: ARS - Visual Arts, Music, Theater, Film and Video

Typical Periods Offered: Spring; Fall

Semesters Offered this Academic Year: Spring; Fall

Notes: Required for majors and minors in Studio Art as well as majors in Architecture.

ARTS 108
ARTS 108/ CAMS 138 - Photography I

Photo I is a foundational studio course exploring key methods and concepts in photography. Technical skills will be addressed through camera work, lighting, and the discussion of photographic images. Studio assignments, readings, discussions, lectures, virtual gallery visits, and critiques will help students build the conceptual, aesthetic, and critical skills essential to understanding photography's broader role in contemporary art, history, and society. Aimed for first year and sophomore students, and those pursuing majors in Studio Art, MAS, or CAMS.

Units: 1

Max Enrollment: 14

Crosslisted Courses: CAMS 138

Prerequisites: None. Open to Firstyears and Sophomores. Juniors and Seniors by permission of the instructor and should add themselves to the waitlist.

Instructor: Landeros

Distribution Requirements: ARS - Visual Arts, Music, Theater, Film and Video

Typical Periods Offered: Spring; Fall

Semesters Offered this Academic Year: Spring; Fall

Notes: Meets Production requirement for CAMS major.

ARTS 109
ARTS 109 - Basic 2-D Design

This foundational studio course addresses the issue of composition in two-dimensional media. It focuses on the fundamental elements of visual design (e.g., line, shape, value, space, color) and their compositional impact. Studio projects emphasize visual problem-solving skills as a means of achieving more effective communication, with some attention to the issues of typography. Assignments explore a range of media and encourage creative experimentation with both analog and digital processes.

Units: 1

Max Enrollment: 18

Prerequisites: None. Open to First years, Sophomores, and Juniors. Seniors only by permission of the instructor and should add themselves to the waitlist.

Instructor: Olsen

Distribution Requirements: ARS - Visual Arts, Music, Theater, Film and Video

Semesters Offered this Academic Year: Fall

Notes:

ARTS 110
ARTS 110 - 4D Design Intro to New Media

This introductory, time-based media production course explores motion graphics, performance art, social practice, installation, Internet art, game design, animation, and the expanding digital domain of 'new media.' The focus will be on experimental, artistic practice using various methods of animation, video, and motion graphics. Studio projects will utilize Photoshop, Final Cut, Maya, Animate, and other imaging and audio programs. Aimed for first and second-year students.

Units: 1

Max Enrollment: 16

Prerequisites: None. Open to first and second-year students, others must have permission of instructor.

Instructor: Olsen

Distribution Requirements: ARS - Visual Arts, Music, Theater, Film and Video

Semesters Offered this Academic Year: Not Offered

Notes:

ARTS 111
ARTS 111 - Color Theory

This introductory course focuses on the topic of color through observation, experimentation, readings, discussion, and studio projects in various media. Theories of color and its innumerable applications will be considered from various perspectives including science, philosophy, cultural and social studies, history, and perception. Students will learn to analyze the role of color in their work, leading to more effective and expressive work at the upper levels.

Units: 1

Max Enrollment: 16

Prerequisites: None. Open to First years, Sophomores, and Juniors. Seniors only by permission of the instructor and should add themselves to the waitlist.

Instructor: TBA

Distribution Requirements: ARS - Visual Arts, Music, Theater, Film and Video

Semesters Offered this Academic Year: Not Offered

Notes:

ARTS 112
ARTS 112 - Introduction to Book Studies

This studio course addresses the theoretical and practical aspects of the manufacture, publication, distribution, and survival of the book. Studio projects explore themes such as the evolution of the book form, the sequencing of image and text, and the relationship between form and content. Class sessions will feature demonstrations, visiting artists, presentation of Special Collections materials, and virtual field trips. Readings and studio projects culminate in a book-based studio project. The knowledge base and skills acquired in this course can be applied to advanced coursework in a variety of disciplines.

Units: 1

Max Enrollment: 12

Prerequisites: None. Open to First years, Sophomores, and Juniors. Seniors only by permission of the instructor and should add themselves to the waitlist.

Instructor: Ruffin

Distribution Requirements: ARS - Visual Arts, Music, Theater, Film and Video

Semesters Offered this Academic Year: Fall

Notes: Wendy Judge Paulson '69 Ecology of Place Living Laboratory course. This course does not satisfy the Natural and Physical Sciences Laboratory requirement.

ARTS 113
ARTS 113 - Basic 3-D Design

This introductory course explores the basic formal and spatial considerations when working with three-dimensional structure and form. Studio projects incorporate a range of materials and methods of visualization. Outside assignments and class discussions are aimed toward helping students enhance their creativity and spatial awareness while acquiring sensitivity for placement, process, and materials. Required for Architecture majors.

Units: 1

Max Enrollment: 16

Prerequisites: None. Open to First years, Sophomores, and Juniors. Seniors only by permission of the instructor and should add themselves to the waitlist.

Instructor: Mowbray

Distribution Requirements: ARS - Visual Arts, Music, Theater, Film and Video

Typical Periods Offered: Fall

Semesters Offered this Academic Year: Spring

Notes: Wendy Judge Paulson '69 Ecology of Place Living Laboratory course. This course does not satisfy the Natural and Physical Sciences Laboratory requirement.

ARTS 165
ARTS 165/ CAMS 135 - Intro to Moving Image

This introductory course explores video as an art form. Organized around a series of assignments designed to survey a range of production strategies, the course is a primer to the technical and conceptual aspects of video production and to its historical, critical, and technical discourse. Relationships between video and television, film, installation, and performance art are investigated emphasizing video as a critical intervention in social and visual arts contexts. Weekly readings, screenings, discussions and critique, explore contemporary issues in video and help students develop individual aesthetic and critical skills. Practical knowledge is integrated through lighting, video/sound production and editing workshops.

Units: 1

Max Enrollment: 14

Crosslisted Courses: CAMS 135

Prerequisites: Open to First years, Sophomores, and Juniors. Seniors by permission of the instructor.

Instructor: Rinland (Spring 2022)

Distribution Requirements: ARS - Visual Arts, Music, Theater, Film and Video

Typical Periods Offered: Spring; Fall

Semesters Offered this Academic Year: Fall; Spring

Notes: Meets the Production requirement for CAMS majors.

ARTS 207
ARTS 207 - Sculpture I

This intermediate level studio course addresses a range of sculptural approaches by way of various materials, including clay, wood, metal, plaster, and cardboard. Each of these materials will be used to explore a specific technique or sculptural method such as carving, modeling, or fabrication. By the end of the semester, emphasis shifts towards the completion of more independent projects and conceptual questions regarding the tangible impact of materials, functions, and histories on sculptural artworks.

Units: 1

Max Enrollment: 16

Prerequisites: ARTS 105 or 113 or permission of the instructor required.

Instructor: Mowbray

Distribution Requirements: ARS - Visual Arts, Music, Theater, Film and Video

Semesters Offered this Academic Year: Spring

Notes: Strongly recommended for Architecture majors.

ARTS 208
ARTS 208/ CAMS 238 - Photo II: Digital/Analog Rift

Building on the foundation of Photo I, this intermediate course aims to strengthen students' conceptual photographic acumen while introducing advanced studio and location lighting, digital retouching, inkjet printing, and basic multimedia production. Assignments address contemporary and historic theories of photography as contemporary art and the aesthetic and cultural implications of the ubiquity of digital photography. Emphasis is on developing project-based photography through cultivating research, planning, conceptual, and production skills.

Units: 1

Max Enrollment: 12

Crosslisted Courses: CAMS 238

Prerequisites: ARTS 108/CAMS 138, or ARTS 221, or permission of the instructor required.

Instructor: Landeros

Distribution Requirements: ARS - Visual Arts, Music, Theater, Film and Video

Typical Periods Offered: Fall

Semesters Offered this Academic Year: Fall; Spring

Notes:

ARTS 216
ARTS 216 - Spatial Investigations

An intermediate studio course designed for architecture and studio art majors wishing to strengthen their visual and spatial responsiveness. Class work explores various forms of drawing in two and three dimensions, including basic architectural rendering, fixed viewpoint perspective, mapping, modeling, and some digital work. Following a series of projects and discussions considering issues of space and place, the physicality of space, and our historic relationship to architecture, each student produces a self-directed final project. Strongly recommended for architecture majors before enrolling in the architectural design sequence at MIT.

Units: 1

Max Enrollment: 16

Prerequisites: ARTS 105 or ARTS 113.

Instructor: Mowbray

Distribution Requirements: ARS - Visual Arts, Music, Theater, Film and Video

Semesters Offered this Academic Year: Fall

Notes: Wendy Judge Paulson '69 Ecology of Place Living Laboratory course. This course does not satisfy the Natural and Physical Sciences Laboratory requirement. Strongly recommended for Architecture majors before enrolling in architectural design sequence at MIT.

ARTS 217
ARTS 217 - Life Drawing

Understanding the human form through sustained observational drawing, research, and experimentation. An intensive, mixed media drawing course that balances careful visual analysis with empathetic, gestural response. Tactile, experiential drawing exercises are complemented by shared readings and research addressing questions of representation in art and cultural conceptions of the body.

Units: 1

Max Enrollment: 16

Prerequisites: ARTS 105

Instructor: Cohn

Distribution Requirements: ARS - Visual Arts, Music, Theater, Film and Video

Typical Periods Offered: Spring

Semesters Offered this Academic Year: Fall

Notes: May be repeated once for degree credit.

ARTS 218
ARTS 218 - Painting I

An intermediate studio course centered on the fundamental issues of painting, emphasizing color, composition, and paint manipulation through direct observation and response. Studio assignments, presentations, discussions and critiques help students gain technical skills, visual sophistication, and critical awareness of the medium. Students paint from a variety of subjects, including the self-portrait, nude model, and still life. May be repeated for degree credit.

Units: 1

Max Enrollment: 16

Prerequisites: ARTS 105 or 109 or permission of the instructor required.

Instructor: Rivera

Distribution Requirements: ARS - Visual Arts, Music, Theater, Film and Video

Typical Periods Offered: Fall

Semesters Offered this Academic Year: Spring

Notes: This course can be repeated once for credit.

ARTS 219
ARTS 219 - PrintMethods:Litho/Screenprint

This intermediate level studio course centers on planographic methods of making prints by hand, from stone lithography to screen printing. Students develop critical awareness and creative flexibility working with the image multiplied. Projects incorporate image/text juxtapositions, color layering, patterning, photo-digital processing, and vector graphics. Field trips, readings, and collaborative exchanges complement the individual studio assignments. Recommended for students interested in design, architecture, media arts, and book studies.

Units: 1

Max Enrollment: 14

Prerequisites: One of the following - ARTS 105, ARTS 106, ARTS 108, ARTS 109 - or permission of the instructor required.

Instructor: TBA

Distribution Requirements: ARS - Visual Arts, Music, Theater, Film and Video

Semesters Offered this Academic Year: Not Offered

Notes: ARTS 219, ARTS 220, ARTS 222 and ARTS 223 are complementary
courses that may be elected in any order.

ARTS 220
ARTS 220 - Print Methods: Intaglio/Relief

A studio exploration of intaglio and relief printing methods, including copperplate etching, collograph, and woodcut. Students develop visual and graphic flexibility through hands-on projects considering image sequences, pattern, text, and multiples. Several projects address color and typography and/or incorporate digital methods. Students participate in a collaborative print exchange in addition to completing individual projects. ARTS 219, ARTS 220, and ARTS 221 are complementary graphic arts courses and may be elected in any order.

Units: 1

Max Enrollment: 12

Prerequisites: One of the following - ARTS 105, ARTS 108, ARTS 109, ARTS 112, ARTS 115 - or permission of the instructor required.

Instructor: McGibbon

Distribution Requirements: ARS - Visual Arts, Music, Theater, Film and Video

Typical Periods Offered: Every other year

Semesters Offered this Academic Year: Not Offered

Notes: ARTS 219, ARTS 220, ARTS 222 and ARTS 223 are complementary graphic arts courses and may be elected in any order.

ARTS 221
ARTS 221/ CAMS 239 - Digital Imaging

Introduction to artistic production through electronic imaging, manipulation, and output. Emphasis on expression, continuity, and sequential structuring of visuals through the integration of image, text, and motion. Image output for print, screen, and adaptive surfaces are explored in conjunction with production techniques of image capture, lighting, and processing. Lectures and screenings of historic and contemporary uses of technology for artistic and social application of electronic imaging.

Units: 1

Max Enrollment: 15

Crosslisted Courses: CAMS 239

Prerequisites: Any 100-level ARTS course.

Instructor: TBA

Distribution Requirements: ARS - Visual Arts, Music, Theater, Film and Video

Typical Periods Offered: Spring

Semesters Offered this Academic Year: Spring

Notes:

ARTS 222
ARTS 222 - Print Methods:Typography/Book

This intermediate studio course is centered on the relationship between text and image through letterpress relief printing techniques and handmade book structures. Studio projects will include the production of limited edition artist's books that focus on the interplay of two and three dimensions in the book form. Emphasis will be placed on creative problem solving within the limitations of technology, and on the importance of the act of revision. Class sessions in the Papermaking Studio and Special Collections will augment intensive studio work in Clapp Library's Book Arts Lab.

Units: 1

Max Enrollment: 12

Prerequisites: One of the following - ARTS 105, ARTS 108, ARTS 109, ARTS 112, ARTS 115 - or permission of the instructor required.

Instructor: Ruffin

Distribution Requirements: ARS - Visual Arts, Music, Theater, Film and Video

Semesters Offered this Academic Year: Not Offered

Notes: Wendy Judge Paulson '69 Ecology of Place Living Laboratory course. This course does not satisfy the Natural and Physical Sciences Laboratory requirement.

ARTS 223
ARTS 223 - Alternative Print Methods

This intermediate studio course explores new hybrid approaches to graphic thinking, integrating traditional and new print technologies in experimental ways. Students develop greater visual and conceptual range in the Dactyl Press studios while developing iterative projects involving color, text-based art, handmade books, and installations. Some projects explore photo-digital print processes, laser-cutting, and vector graphics. Readings, discussions, critiques, demonstrations, and collaborative exchanges consider the ongoing impact of media culture. Especially recommended for students interested in design, architecture, media arts, and book studies.

Units: 1

Max Enrollment: 12

Prerequisites: One of the following - ARTS 105, ARTS 108/CAMS 138, ARTS 109/CAMS 139, ARTS 112, or permission of the instructor required.

Instructor: McGibbon

Distribution Requirements: ARS - Visual Arts, Music, Theater, Film and Video

Semesters Offered this Academic Year: Fall

Notes: ARTS 219, ARTS 220, ARTS 222 and ARTS 223 are complementary courses that may be elected in any order.

ARTS 250
ARTS 250 - Research or Individual Study

Units: 1

Max Enrollment: 15

Prerequisites: Permission of the instructor.

Typical Periods Offered: Spring; Fall

Semesters Offered this Academic Year: Spring; Fall

ARTS 255
ARTS 255/ CAMS 255 - Dynamic Interface Design

Critical examination of the expanding field of information and interface design for interactive media. Emphasis will be on effective visual communication, information design, and creative content creation for online and digital platforms. Hands-on production will focus on design methods, theory, limitations leading to innovative approaches. Screenings and discussions on contemporary practices, theoretical, artistic, and cultural issues.

Units: 1

Max Enrollment: 15

Crosslisted Courses: CAMS 255

Prerequisites: ARTS 108 /CAMS 138, ARTS 109 and CS 110 or CS 111.

Instructor: Olsen

Distribution Requirements: ARS - Visual Arts, Music, Theater, Film and Video

Typical Periods Offered: Spring

Semesters Offered this Academic Year: Fall

Notes:

ARTS 260
ARTS 260/ CAMS 230 - Moving Image Studio

Creative exploration of the moving image as it relates to digital methods of animation, video, and motion graphics. Hands-on production of audio, image, text, and time-based media synthesis, with a conceptual emphasis on nonlinear narrative, communication design, and visual expression. Screenings and lectures on historical and contemporary practices, coupled with readings and discussions of the theoretical, artistic, and cultural issues in the moving image.

Units: 1

Max Enrollment: 12

Crosslisted Courses: CAMS 230

Prerequisites: ARTS 108/CAMS 138, ARTS 165/CAMS 135, or ARTS 221/CAMS 239.

Instructor: Olsen

Distribution Requirements: ARS - Visual Arts, Music, Theater, Film and Video

Typical Periods Offered: Every other year

Semesters Offered this Academic Year: Not Offered

Notes: Wendy Judge Paulson '69 Ecology of Place Living Laboratory course. This course does not satisfy the Natural and Physical Sciences Laboratory requirement.

ARTS 265
ARTS 265/ CAMS 235 - Intermed Video Production

An intermediate level studio that guides students through different approaches to experimental video production while challenging linear narrative and documentary conventions. Students experiment with non-narrative approaches to content, structure, and technique. Investigations of space and performance are informed by poetry, literature, sound, color, fragmentation, and abstraction. Building upon the historical legacy of the moving image, students incorporate self-exploration, social critique, and manipulation of raw experience into an aesthetic form. This course explores the independent media and video fields as students develop independent video projects and articulate their artistic process through a series of presentations and critiques.

Units: 1

Max Enrollment: 12

Crosslisted Courses: CAMS 235

Prerequisites: ARTS 165/CAMS 135 and CAMS 101 or permission of the instructor required.

Instructor: TBA

Distribution Requirements: ARS - Visual Arts, Music, Theater, Film and Video

Typical Periods Offered: Fall

Semesters Offered this Academic Year: Spring

Notes:

ARTS 307
ARTS 307 - Advanced Sculpture

An exploration of sculptural concepts utilizing a variety of materials and methods. This course will integrate the constructed and tangible, with process and practice, culminating in the development of independent projects. Emphasis will be placed on conceptual considerations, such as audience, context/location, materials, functionality, and histories.

Units: 1

Max Enrollment: 14

Prerequisites: At least one 200 level ARTS course completed at Wellesley.

Instructor: Mowbray

Distribution Requirements: ARS - Visual Arts, Music, Theater, Film and Video

Typical Periods Offered: Spring

Semesters Offered this Academic Year: Fall

Notes:

ARTS 308
ARTS 308/ CAMS 338 - Photography III

Advanced explorations of aesthetic and content issues through the use of both traditional light-sensitive and digital methodologies. Advanced photographic techniques and equipment will be presented in response to each student's work. Continued emphasis is placed on research into the content and context of the photographic image in contemporary practice through visiting artist events as well as virtual gallery and museum visits.

Units: 1

Max Enrollment: 12

Crosslisted Courses: CAMS 338

Prerequisites: ARTS 108/CAMS 138, and either ARTS 208/CAMS 238 or ARTS 221/CAMS 239, or permission of the instructor required.

Instructor: Landeros

Distribution Requirements: ARS - Visual Arts, Music, Theater, Film and Video

Typical Periods Offered: Spring

Semesters Offered this Academic Year: Not Offered

Notes:

ARTS 313
ARTS 313/ CAMS 313 - Virtual Form

Introduction to the design and production of three-dimensional objects and spaces using industry-standard modeling software. Overview of basic modeling, surface design, and camera techniques. Emphasis on creative application of the media, in relation to architectural, experimental, and time-based forms. Screenings and lectures on traditional and contemporary practices, coupled with readings and discussions of the theoretical, artistic, and cultural issues in the virtual world.

Units: 1

Max Enrollment: 15

Crosslisted Courses: CAMS 313

Prerequisites: Any ARTS course. Strong computer familiarity needed.

Instructor: Olsen

Distribution Requirements: ARS - Visual Arts, Music, Theater, Film and Video

Typical Periods Offered: Every other year

Semesters Offered this Academic Year: Spring

Notes:

ARTS 314
ARTS 314 - Advanced Drawing

An intensive studio course for juniors and seniors, considering the visual, conceptual, and spatial issues driving contemporary drawing practices and assumptions. This course explores the act of drawing as a speculative and critical thinking process as well as a visual language. Class work addresses various observational and technical methods as well as the intersection of drawing and sound. In-depth studio critiques, field trips, and interaction with visiting artists and musicians augment the projects. Following a period of intense studio exploration and dialogue, each student develops and hones an independent, cohesive body of work.

Units: 1

Max Enrollment: 15

Prerequisites: ARTS 105 and at least one 200-level studio course in two-dimensional media.

Instructor: Rivera

Distribution Requirements: ARS - Visual Arts, Music, Theater, Film and Video

Typical Periods Offered: Fall

Semesters Offered this Academic Year: Not Offered

Notes: ARTS 314 may be repeated once for credit.

ARTS 315
ARTS 315 - Advanced Painting

A project-based course that examines in depth the history and the processes of painting. This studio provides an opportunity for advanced students to share their painting practice and benefit from intensive and well-informed critical dialogue. The group interacts in a seminar fashion, in which topics and problems are presented and students are asked to develop independent projects examining them. Students explore painting as object, painting in space, site specificity, and consider the impact of digital technologies on image making. Each student will continue to explore elements pertaining to the construction of painting while developing an independent vocabulary and a substantial, cohesive body of work.

Units: 1

Max Enrollment: 16

Prerequisites: ARTS 218 or permission of the instructor required.

Instructor: Rivera

Distribution Requirements: ARS - Visual Arts, Music, Theater, Film and Video

Typical Periods Offered: Spring

Semesters Offered this Academic Year: Not Offered

Notes: May be repeated once for credit.

ARTS 317
ARTS 317 - Advanced Independent Projects

Part I of a year-long seminar supporting advanced studio students, divided into one half-credit course offered during the Fall semester and one half-credit in the Spring. This methodology-based course functions as an overlay to advanced studio projects underway in the context of 300 level studio classes and thesis projects. Students enrolled in the course will have access to independent workspace for the year and benefit from sustained dialogue and studio critiques with a range of faculty and visiting artists, including those hosted through the Frank Williams Visiting Artist Lecture Series. This course is mandatory for all Studio Art majors and strongly recommended for Studio Art minors and related visual arts majors.

Units: 0.5

Max Enrollment: 20

Prerequisites: ARTS 105, 2 other 100 level studio courses, at least two 200 level studio art courses or one 200 level and one 300 level studio art courses.

Instructor: Cohn

Distribution Requirements: ARS - Visual Arts, Music, Theater, Film and Video

Typical Periods Offered: Fall

Semesters Offered this Academic Year: Fall

Notes: Each semester of ARTS 317 and ARTS 318 earns one half unit of credit; however, both semesters must be completed satisfactorily to receive credit for either course. This course is repeatable a second time for credit with the permission of the department.

ARTS 318
ARTS 318 - Advanced Independent Projects

Part II of a year-long seminar supporting advanced students, divided into one half-credit offered during the fall semester and one half-credit course in the spring leading towards the senior exhibition in May. This methodology-based course functions as an overlay to advanced projects underway in the context of advanced studio classes or thesis projects. Students enrolled in the course will have access to independent workspace and benefit from sustained dialogue and studio critiques with a range of faculty and visiting artists, including those hosted through the Frank Williams Visiting Artists Lecture Series. This course is mandatory for all Studio Art majors and strongly recommended for Studio Art minors and related visual arts majors.

Units: 0.5

Max Enrollment: 18

Prerequisites: ARTS 317 or permission of the instructor.

Instructor: Cohn

Distribution Requirements: ARS - Visual Arts, Music, Theater, Film and Video

Typical Periods Offered: Spring

Semesters Offered this Academic Year: Spring

Notes: Each semester of ARTS 317 and ARTS 318 earns one half unit of credit; however, both semesters must be completed satisfactorily to receive credit for either course. This course may be repeated once for additional credit with the permission of the department.

ARTS 321
ARTS 321/ CAMS 321 - Advanced New Media

Various topics in New Media are explored through research, creative activity, and theoretical discussion. Topics address historical as well as contemporary issues that bridge art and technology. This is an advanced level New Media course giving students the opportunity to focus on personal projects, explore contemporary and historical new media concepts as well as receive critiques from other students. Topics covered will focus on media history and research, contemporary intermedia artists, designers, thinkers and scientists, along with readings and discussions. Collaboration will be encouraged between Studio Art, Architecture, Music, CAMS, Media Arts, Theater and Computer Science.

Units: 1

Max Enrollment: 15

Crosslisted Courses: CAMS 321

Prerequisites: Two 200-level courses in ARTS, CAMS, or MAS.

Instructor: Joskowicz

Distribution Requirements: ARS - Visual Arts, Music, Theater, Film and Video

Typical Periods Offered: Fall

Semesters Offered this Academic Year: Not Offered

Notes: ARTS 321/CAMS 321 may be repeated once for credit.

ARTS 322
ARTS 322 - Advanced Print Concepts

What are graphic conventions and how does graphic studio production shape contemporary artistic inquiry? A conceptually driven studio aimed for juniors and seniors who have successfully completed at least one print, architecture, or media arts course at the 200 level. Readings, discussions, and field trips address sequential imagery, text/image interactions and the use of multiplicity in a range of visual formats, from the artist book to the site-based installation. Following a period of interactive studio experimentation and dialogue, each student develops a comprehensive self-directed project. May be repeated for degree credit.

Units: 1

Max Enrollment: 12

Prerequisites: One of the following - ARTS 219, ARTS 220, ARTS 221/CAMS 239, ARTS 222, or by permission of the instructor.

Instructor: McGibbon

Distribution Requirements: ARS - Visual Arts, Music, Theater, Film and Video

Semesters Offered this Academic Year: Not Offered

Notes: Normally alternates with ARTS 323 every third semester. This course can be repeated once for credit.

ARTS 323
ARTS 323 - Advanced Graphic Projects

Print studios are packed with metaphors of travel, and for good reason: the movement of an image from here to there is the central narrative guiding all graphic production. This advanced studio course is aimed for juniors and seniors able to work independently in at least one print medium with in-depth projects considering notions of travel and transformation. Students interact with visiting artists who address theories of travel, while developing sustained, self-directed projects using the Dactyl Press facilities. Studio projects will be complemented by discussions, critiques, readings, and field trips.

Units: 1

Max Enrollment: 12

Prerequisites: One of the following - ARTS 208/CAMS 138, ARTS 219, ARTS 220, ARTS 221/CAMS 239, ARTS 222, or ARTS 223.

Instructor: McGibbon

Distribution Requirements: ARS - Visual Arts, Music, Theater, Film and Video

Typical Periods Offered: Fall

Semesters Offered this Academic Year: Spring

Notes: Normally alternates with ARTS 322 every third semester.

ARTS 324
ARTS 324 - The Gap Between 2D and 3D

This advanced studio reconsiders the space between 2 dimensional and 3 dimensional modes of thinking and visual production. Architects and visual artists often explore similar conceptual territory and the distinction between these fields has become increasingly blurred. This course provides students with an opportunity to move between 2 and 3 dimensional projects and patterns of thought with greater confidence and understanding. The course combines theoretical discourse with studio projects while challenging traditional disciplinary boundaries.

Units: 1

Max Enrollment: 18

Prerequisites: ARTS 105

Instructor: Mowbray

Distribution Requirements: ARS - Visual Arts, Music, Theater, Film and Video

Semesters Offered this Academic Year: Not Offered

Notes: Normally alternates with ARTS 307.

ARTS 336
ARTS 336/ MUS 336 - Music, Drawing, & Architecture

This advanced, project-based course is aimed at students able to work independently in one of two broad categories of contemporary art-making: Drawing (including visual art, new media art, architecture, sculpture, and/or art theory) and Sound (composition, performance, analog or digital sound production, and/or sound studies). Together we will explore elements such as rhythm, line, space, and composition from the perspectives of sound studies and drawing, focusing in particular on the graphic mark. Students will interact with several visiting artists, and will visit working artists in their studios and observe relevant art installations and performances. Students will develop semester-long studio projects, which will be supplemented by discussions, critiques, and readings.

Units: 1

Max Enrollment: 20

Crosslisted Courses: MUS 336

Prerequisites: Any of ARTS 105, ARTS 109, ARTS 113, MUS 100, MUS 122, ARTH 100, or permission of the instructor.

Instructor: Johnson (Music) and Rivera (Art)

Distribution Requirements: ARS - Visual Arts, Music, Theater, Film and Video

Semesters Offered this Academic Year: Fall

Notes:

ARTS 350
ARTS 350 - Research or Individual Study

Units: 1

Max Enrollment: 25

Prerequisites: Permission of the instructor. Open to juniors and seniors.

Typical Periods Offered: Spring; Fall

Semesters Offered this Academic Year: Fall; Spring

ARTS 350H
ARTS 350H - Research or Individual Study

Units: 0.5

Max Enrollment: 15

Prerequisites: Permission of the instructor.

Typical Periods Offered: Spring; Fall

Semesters Offered this Academic Year: Spring; Fall

ARTS 360
ARTS 360 - Senior Thesis Research

Units: 1

Max Enrollment: 25

Prerequisites: Permission of the department.

Typical Periods Offered: Spring; Fall

Semesters Offered this Academic Year: Fall; Spring

Notes: Students enroll in Senior Thesis Research (360) in the first semester and carry out independent work under the supervision of a faculty member. If sufficient progress is made, students may continue with Senior Thesis (370) in the second semester.

ARTS 365
ARTS 365/ CAMS 335 - Advanced Video Production

This advanced-level class centers on the production and critique of individual film and video work, along with an ongoing schedule of screenings, readings, and discussions that investigate various positions from artists and directors on the dynamics of space on screen. Our focus will be on the construction of cinematic space as a formal and conceptual component of storytelling. Using poetry, film, and literature as guides to navigating both constructed and conceptual landscapes, student projects will oscillate between portraiture and social documentary. Formally, this class explores advanced strategies of image and sound manipulation, both technical and conceptual. It covers pre-production planning (storyboards and scripting), refinement of digital editing techniques, visual effects, post-production, as well as audio and sonic components. Students will develop semester-long video/film projects and will articulate their artistic process through a series of presentations and critiques over the semester.

Units: 1

Max Enrollment: 12

Crosslisted Courses: CAMS 335

Prerequisites: ARTS 165/CAMS 135 and CAMS 101 or permission of the instructor.

Instructor: TBA

Distribution Requirements: ARS - Visual Arts, Music, Theater, Film and Video

Typical Periods Offered: Spring

Semesters Offered this Academic Year: Fall

Notes:

ARTS 366
ARTS 366/ CAMS 366 - Advanced Digital Projects

This intensive virtual studio class is for advanced students interested in exploring the relationship between architecture and narrative. The class will begin with research into filmic environments that utilize place, architecture and objects as narrative tools. We will look at the use of interiors and exteriors, circulation between spaces, and the use of props and/or computer generated imagery to "make diagetic space". The first half of the course will focus on research in cinema, art installations, architectural projects and visiting lecturers who will expand on their work in either film or architecture.
In the second half of the course, students will focus on a design project requiring comprehensive and integrative study to create their own narrative space.

Units: 1

Max Enrollment: 12

Crosslisted Courses: CAMS 366

Prerequisites: CAMS 101 and ARTS165/ CAMS 135, or ARTS 265/ CAMS 235, or an equivalent MIT Architecture Studio. Note that knowledge of some, if not all, of the following software is essential - Photoshop, AutoCad, Sketchup, 3D Studio Max, and/or Rhino.

Instructor: Claudia Joskowicz

Distribution Requirements: ARS - Visual Arts, Music, Theater, Film and Video

Typical Periods Offered: Every other year

Semesters Offered this Academic Year: Not Offered

Notes:

ARTS 370
ARTS 370 - Senior Thesis

Units: 1

Max Enrollment: 10

Prerequisites: ARTS 360 and permission of the department.

Instructor: Staff

Typical Periods Offered: Spring; Fall

Semesters Offered this Academic Year: Fall; Spring

Notes: Students enroll in Senior Thesis Research (360) in the first semester and carry out independent work under the supervision of a studio faculty member, with assessments from the full studio art faculty. If sufficient progress is made, students may continue with Senior Thesis (370) in the second semester.