THE GLASSELL SCHOOL OF ART - STUDIO SCHOOL - COURSE CATALOG

 
THE GLASSELL SCHOOL OF ART - STUDIO SCHOOL - COURSE CATALOG
µ˙The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

THE
GLASSELL
SCHOOL
OF ART
STUDIO
SCHOOL
mfah.org/studioschool

                                     FALL 2020
                        COURSE CATALOG
WELCOME
                                                                                                            As we negotiate these uncertain times,
                                                                                                            creative expression and engagement with
                                                                                                            culture are among the most significant tools for
                                                                                                            understanding our relationship to the moment.
                                                                                                            We paint, sculpt, draw, and express ourselves in
                                                                                                            different media to find our voices and add our
                                                                                                            songs to the collection of individual voices. We
                                                                                                            study art history to comprehend how humans have
                                                                                                            expressed joy, love, and hope, as well as pain and
                                                                                                            uncertainty, in previous eras.

                                                                                                            Our class offerings for the fall semester reflect the
                                                                                                            usual breadth of our 2-D, 3-D, and art history programs.
                                                                                                            The outbreak of COVID-19 has led us to take extra
                                                                                                            precautions to keep facilities sanitized for meeting on
                                                                                                            campus. Some classes provide the option to participate
                                                                                                            either online or in person on campus, and some classes will
                                                                                                            be conducted completely online.

                                                                                                            This fall we anticipate the completion of the new Nancy
                                                                                                            and Rich Kinder Building, which will showcase modern and
                                                                                                            contemporary art from the vast collections of the Museum of
                                                                                                            Fine Arts, Houston. The building’s opening completes the campus
                                                                                                            expansion project, and its proximity to the Glassell School will be
                                                                                                            a wonderful asset for our students, providing examples of powerful
                                                                                                            work that will influence and delight our community.

                                                                                                            We look forward to seeing students back in our building or learning
                                                                                                            remotely. Art—whether making, teaching, or experiencing it—is one of
                                                                                                            the great joys in life. We hope to share this joy with you.

Physical Address                                                     For general information                Joseph Havel
                                                                                                            Director, The Glassell School of Art
(Do not mail registrations to this address.)                         glassell@mfah.org
                                                                                                            The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
5101 Montrose Blvd.
Houston, Texas 77006                                                 Send registration forms to
                                                                     registration@mfah.org
Mailing Address
Glassell School of Art                                               Phone
P.O. Box 6826                                                        713-639-7500
Houston, Texas 77265-6826

Cover: From the Glassell Student Exhibition, 2019 : Jong D’Andrea, Story 3, 2019, mixed-media sculpture.
Photo by Sarah Hobson.
Photos, inside: Jenny Anthill, Trish Badger, Cameron Bertuzzi, Sarah Hobson, Allyson Huntsman, and staff.
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Contents                                  Academic Calendar
4    General Information                  July 6
                                          Fall preregistration open to spring &
4    Admissions                           summer 2020 students

6    Tuition and Fees                     August 11
                                          10:00 a.m.—5:00 p.m.
7    Payment and Refund Policy            Registration and counseling for
                                          new and continuing students
8    Tuition Discounts                    (Call 713-639-7500 for appointment.)

8    Grading Information                  August 17
                                          Last day to drop studio and art history
9    Student Policies & Information       courses and receive a refund (minus $100
                                          processing fee). Last day enrolled students
12   Programs of Note                     can change class schedules.

14   Course Descriptions                  August 24
                                          Fall semester begins
31   Class Schedule
                                          September 7
36   Student Events                       Labor Day holiday, no classes

37   Online Art History Course            October 12–13
     Registration Form                    Fall semester break, no classes

                                          October 19
39   Faculty and Staff
                                          Scholarship portfolios due for spring 2021

45   Annual Fund Drive                    November 16
                                          Preregistration open to current students
                                          for spring 2021 semester

                                          November 25–29
                                          Thanksgiving break, no classes

                                          December 7
                                          Fall semester ends

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GENERAL INFORMATION                               exhibitions of the school or the MFAH or        will be required to have their temperature         prerequisite courses in which they received
Originally founded as the Museum School           any other person authorized to use such         scanned when entering the building. All            grades of W, DR, or F.
in the late 1920s, as part of the Museum          images by the school or MFAH without            students are required to wear a face mask
of Fine Arts, Houston, the Glassell School        the need of additional permission from or       while in the building and studios.                 Each level of a studio course consists of two
of Art has grown for almost 100 years,            consideration to the student.                                                                      semesters. Students are expected to enroll in
through several buildings, to a dynamic                                                           Due to class-size limitations, the Studio          each semester in numerical sequence without
and diverse program today, encompassing           ADMISSIONS                                      School does not allow enrollment solely            skipping semesters, unless the student’s
classes for students of all ages. Named           The Studio School offers art history courses,   for the use of equipment and facilities, nor       record file contains either 1) a transcript
for Houston businessman and arts patron           studio courses, and workshops for adults.       offer rental of studio time, equipment, or         showing completion of similar course work
Alfred C. Glassell, Jr., the school offers        Students must be at least 18 years of age       facilities for working artists. Students may       at another institution or 2) faculty approval.
programs and classes in all media areas,          to attend any studio courses or workshops.      be asked to leave the program or not be            Additionally, students are expected to
and for all skill and experience levels.          Students younger than 18 may enroll in          approved for reenrollment if they are solely       progress through the levels at a reasonable
                                                  courses (offered during the fall and spring     enrolled to use equipment and facilities.          rate of study. Students may repeat levels only
The school’s new building, designed by            semesters) with the permission of their                                                            with faculty approval.
Steven Holl Architects and opened in 2018,        legal guardian and the course instructor.
                                                                                                  PREREQUISITES AND                                  Students are required to have their
provides more than 80,000 square feet of          Questions regarding permission may be
classroom and exhibition space. With 22           directed to the dean. New students must         REGISTRATION                                       temperature scanned when entering the
classrooms, an 80-seat auditorium, and            attend mandatory faculty counseling for         Registrations are not accepted by phone.           building. Face masks or coverings must be
year-round programming for children and           placement in courses. Continuing students       Undersubscribed sections are canceled at           worn while inside the building and in the
adults, the Glassell School of Art serves         may only advance if they have successfully      the discretion of the Glassell School.             classrooms. By registering for a class, the
more than 7,000 students per year, offering       completed courses with grades of C                                                                 student is committing to wear a mask at all
a wide range of studio, lecture, and              or higher, and with the permission and          Art history courses and most workshops             times in the school building and to follow
workshop programming for students at all          approval of an instructor in their area of      do not have any prerequisites, unless              all current or future safety measures.
ages and skill levels.                            study. Students may not repeat courses          specifically noted in description. Students
                                                  without faculty approval.                       may register for art history courses and
                                                                                                  workshops by mail or by email. Use the             FACULTY COUNSELING
GENERAL POLICIES                                  Students enrolled in the Studio School          form on page 37 or go to mfah.org/glassell         AND PLACEMENT
The Glassell School of Art is part of             courses are expected to actively participate    to download a form.                                Faculty counseling is held prior to the start
the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston                  in their courses and to work toward the                                                            of each semester to place students into
(MFAH), and as such, complies with all            improved development of their artistic          New students are welcome to enroll in any          courses commensurate with their experience
policies and procedures of the MFAH, as           practices. Students at advanced levels          course or workshop that does not require           and skills. The counseling sessions allow
appropriate, for the proper administration        looking to work independently must have         prerequisites. New students wishing to             each student to discuss goals with a faculty
and management of the school. The                 faculty approval for their projects and be      enroll in upper-level courses must register        member, who also evaluates the student’s
school reserves the right to amend, add,          registered for either advanced-level courses    in person in order to attend mandatory             experience based on a review of a portfolio,
and delete policies and regulations as            or independent study. The school uses           faculty counseling. Please contact the             Glassell School of Art academic records, or a
necessary, as well as the right to change         English as the medium of instruction, and all   school via email at glassell@mfah.org              transcript from another institution.
programs, dates, personnel, and fees              students are assumed to have proficiency        or by phone at 713-639-7500 to set up
noted in this catalog. Any photos, videos,        in English, particularly with regard to         a counseling appointment. Continuing               TRANSFER CREDIT
pictorial images, voice recordings, or            understanding statements and instructions       students may register by mail or by email          Students wishing to transfer credits from other
quotations taken or created by the MFAH           about safety and equipment operation.           to registration@mfah.org.                          institutions must submit official transcripts
(including, without limitation, any taken                                                                                                            and a portfolio for review. Portfolios should be
by any photographer or videographer               Students enrolled in online courses will        Students may skip prerequisite courses             submitted during registration to be reviewed
paid by or volunteering for the MFAH)             not be permitted to attend in-person            only if their student file contains one of         during faculty counseling. Official transcripts
during or relating to a course are the            classes due to limitations regarding            the following: 1) documentation that               must be provided no later than one month
sole property of the MFAH. These items            social distancing. Online students will be      the prerequisite was waived by a faculty           after the end of the semester’s registration
may be used in future publications, web           permitted to use the studios outside of class   counselor or 2) a transcript showing that          period. Students who do not furnish transcripts
pages, promotions, advertisements, and            times if social distancing is maintained and    the prerequisite was completed at another          by this deadline may be dropped from all
                                                                                                  institution. Students must repeat any              classes with no tuition refund. Transfer credit

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will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis by              below for courses in various areas and reflect        Life Drawing                                      of tuition, minus a $100 processing fee.
a faculty counselor, in conjunction with the              the appropriate scaled fee for use of school-         Life Painting                                     Refunds are processed through the MFAH
registrar’s review of the student’s transcript.           provided resources.                                   Photography                                       accounting department and, in most cases,
                                                                                                                Printmaking/Monoprint                             are processed through the original method of
                                                          Tuition for online courses covers the cost of         Sculpture                                         payment. Refunds by check are sent via U.S.
INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS                                    the class only. Students enrolled in online                                                             mail and may take up to three (3) weeks to
The Glassell School is not able to grant                  courses will not be provided parking, and        Art History Courses (2 hours)                          process. Credit card refunds may take up to a
visas to international students seeking to                are expected to pay the posted amount if         $500 tuition, no fee:        $500 each                 full statement cycle to appear.
study studio arts. If looking to enroll in                they choose to use the studios at the school
a visa-based program, we recommend                        outside of the class times.                      Online Studio Courses (3 hours)                        Students wishing to drop a workshop and
registering through our partner program                                                                    $600 tuition, no fee:      $600 each                   receive a refund must submit a drop form one
with the University of St. Thomas.                        Personal supplies such as paints, canvas,                                                               (1) week prior to the start of the workshop.
                                                          brushes, clay, tools, photographic paper,        Online Art History Courses (2 hours)                   Refunds will be processed for the full amount of
ONLINE STUDENTS                                           lenses, cameras, and other materials are not     $380 tuition, no fee:       $380 each                  the workshop costs, minus a $50 processing fee.
Students have the option to enroll in many of             included in these fees, and it is expected
the courses online. Students who choose to                that students will provide these materials                                                              The school does not offer prorated refunds
enroll in an online course will pay the amount            for themselves. Supply lists are provided by     PAYMENT AND REFUND POLICY                              or credits for individual sessions of courses
noted in the Tuition and Fees section under               instructors at the first class meeting.          The school requires a minimum number of                or workshops that are canceled for reasons
Online Studio Courses and Online Art History                                                               students in order to hold a class. Students            beyond the school’s control, such as weather
Courses. Students enrolled in a course online             Tuition for Full-Time Students                   enrolled in classes that are canceled                  or unexpected absence of the instructor.
will not be permitted to attend the same class in         Students enrolling in a full-time schedule       because of low enrollment will be notified
person if the course is offered both online and           (4 courses per semester) are eligible for a      by the registrar prior to the start of the             Medical Drop Policy
in person. Students in online courses are able            20% discount off their total cost of tuition     semester and given an opportunity to                   In the case of serious illness or injury
to use the studios outside of class time, as social       (class fees included).                           enroll in another class or receive a full              necessitating the student’s withdrawal from
distancing permits, and are required to wear                                                               100% refund or credit.                                 the school, it is the responsibility of the
a face mask as well as have their temperature             Tuition                                                                                                 student to notify the registrar immediately.
scanned upon entering the building.                                                                        Add/Drop Policy                                        Requests will only be honored if the
                                                          Studio Courses (3 hours)
                                                                                                           Any student submitting more than one                   student submits documentation from his/
                                                          $700 tuition, plus $25 fee: $725 each
 Parking is not provided for online students,                                                              (1) add/drop form per semester will be                 her physician that a withdrawal from the
                                                               2-D Design
and those wishing to use the studios will be                                                               charged a processing fee of $50 for each               course is medically necessary. A tuition
                                                               3-D Design
required to pay the posted parking rates.                                                                  additional form submitted.                             credit will be issued for the student to
                                                               Collage & Assemblage
                                                                                                                                                                  take the course in a future semester.
                                                               Color                                       Students wishing to add a course or
TUITION AND FEES                                                                                                                                                  The registrar will process the student out
                                                               Critique                                    workshop must complete an add/drop
The Glassell School of Art does not offer                                                                                                                         as appropriate, including initiating any
                                                               Drawing                                     form, available at mfah.org/glassell and in
payment plans. All tuition and fees are                                                                                                                           credit, and notify the student’s instructor(s).
                                                               Drawing Fundamentals                        the administrative office. All courses are
due in full at the time of registration.                                                                                                                          Instructors cannot initiate or complete the
                                                               Painting                                    considered closed after the first class meeting,
Workshops are priced individually.                                                                                                                                withdrawal process on behalf of a student,
                                                               Seminar                                     and permission of the instructor is required to        nor initiate any refund or credit processes.
                                                               Watercolor                                  add into a course. Additional tuition charges
Tuition covers the cost of the class and
                                                                                                           and refunds are processed as appropriate.              Credits
parking. Class fees are charged separately,               Studio Courses (3 hours)
and include scaled fees for appropriate use                                                                                                                       Once issued, credits for dropped courses
                                                          $700 tuition, plus $100 fee: $800 each           Students wishing to drop a class must
and maintenance of equipment in all studios,                                                                                                                      or workshops cannot be exchanged for a
                                                               Ceramics                                    complete an add/drop form. All registrations
purchase of bulk supplies (chemicals,                                                                                                                             monetary refund. Credits remain on file for
                                                               Digital Photography                         are considered final as of the stated drop
glazes, and inks) in various areas, disposal                                                                                                                      two (2) semesters before expiring. Credits
                                                               Digital Sculpture                           date in the calendar (see page 2). No
of hazardous waste, and usage of figure                                                                                                                           are filed in the dollar amount originally paid,
                                                               Enameling                                   refunds or credits are available for students
models in scheduled classes and figure                                                                                                                            not as placement in a particular course or
                                                               Foundry                                     who drop after that date. If applicable,
drawing lab sessions. Tuition rates are listed                                                                                                                    workshop. If a student uses a credit on file,
                                                               Jewelry                                     refunds will be processed for the full amount

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and later drops the course, the student forfeits        only. Please note that studio class fees         Incomplete                                              and Sundays from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
that credit. It does not remain on file, nor does       of either $25 or $100 are not tuition and        A notation of I (Incomplete) is given if the            during the scheduled semester programs.
it roll into the next semester. Students using a        therefore are not discounted. Discount is        student is unable to complete the assignments           Hours may be adjusted for holidays or
credit would need to complete all appropriate           valid for studio course tuition ($700), art      of the course for reasons beyond the student’s          private events. It is recommended to
enrollment forms, obtain necessary approvals,           history course tuition ($500), online course     control, including illness. The student must            check the website and social media for
and indicate that they are using a credit on file       tuition ($600/$380), and/or workshops            notify the instructor and receive approval to           information on closures related to holidays
for payment purposes.                                   (pricing will vary).                             obtain an incomplete. An incomplete must be             and private events. The school makes all
                                                                                                         resolved prior to the start date of the following       efforts to provide advance notice of event
SCHOLARSHIPS, FINANCIAL                                 MFAH Docents                                     semester or it becomes an F grade.                      closures, including notices on social media
                                                        Currently active MFAH docents (including                                                                 and via email.
AID, AND DISCOUNTS                                      docents at Bayou Bend and Rienzi) are            Withdrawal
The school does not offer any need-based
                                                        eligible for a 20% discount on all courses       To withdraw from a class, a student must                During the semester, currently enrolled
financial aid, nor is the school eligible to
                                                        and workshops for the semester (including        complete the add/drop form and notify the               students may expect to access their
participate in federal financial-aid programs.
                                                        class fees). Docents must present a docent       registrar. The student will receive a                   classrooms during building hours only.
                                                        ID with the registration form.                   W (Withdrawn) on his/her transcript.                    Students do not have permission to access
Studio School Scholarships
                                                                                                         No refunds or credits are issued.                       studios and facilities outside of the building’s
A limited number of scholarships are
                                                        MFAH Staff                                                                                               hours, nor permission to access areas in
available each fall and spring semester for
                                                        Current MFAH staff are eligible for a 30%        Workshops                                               which they are not enrolled.
both studio and art history courses. These
                                                        discount off tuition only. Please note that      Students enrolled in workshops will
merit-based scholarships are awarded
                                                        studio class fees of either $25 or $100 are      receive grades of S (Satisfactory) or U                 Students who attend classes or wish to work
through a portfolio review by a panel
                                                        not tuition and therefore are not discounted.    (Unsatisfactory). Satisfactory completion of            in the studios during open studio times will
of Studio School faculty. Scholarships
                                                        Discount is valid for studio course tuition      workshops earns one elective credit hour.               be required to wear a face mask or covering
are funded through proceeds from the
                                                        ($700), art history course tuition ($500),       Workshop credit hours do not apply toward               and to check in with the guards to have
Annual Student Sale as well as privately
                                                        online course tuition ($600/$380), and/          the Certificate of Achievement program.                 their temperature scanned. The number of
funded grants. Scholarships are available
                                                        or workshops (pricing will vary). Staff must                                                             visitors, staff, and students to the Glassell
to students at all levels but are awarded
                                                        present a staff ID with the registration form.                                                           School are limited at this time, and students
solely based on the quality of the artwork                                                               STUDENT POLICIES &                                      may not be given access to the studios if
submitted through portfolios. For more
                                                                                                         INFORMATION                                             social distancing cannot be maintained.
information on applying for the merit-based             GRADING INFORMATION                              Attendance                                              Students are asked to monitor themselves
scholarships, visit mfah.org/studioschool or            Grades are issued at the end of each             Each student is permitted three (3) absences            in regard to social distancing and sickness,
call 713-639-7500.                                      semester and are mailed to each student. A       per semester. Four (4) or more absences                 and are expected to consider the health of
                                                        student may elect to receive a letter grade or   may result in dismissal or a grade of F (Fail)          themselves and others before entering the
                                                        a Pass/Fail (P/F). Students who have chosen      if the student fails to complete assignments            building and studios.
TUITION DISCOUNTS
                                                        Pass/Fail (P/F) grades may petition for letter   that were scheduled during the absence(s).
All discounts are applicable to tuition
                                                        grades within two years of taking the course.    Registered students who fail to attend any              During the breaks between semesters,
only, and not to class fees. Class fees are
                                                        After two years, grades cannot be changed.       classes in a given semester will receive a W            students may access studios only if
added to the transaction after discounts
                                                        *Note: Students enrolled through UST must        (Withdrawn) on their transcript. Instructors            preregistered for the next semester. Studio
have been applied. Discounts may not be
                                                        take all classes for letter grades and may not   reserve the right to drop a student who                 access during breaks is not guaranteed, as
combined, and are not issued retroactively.
                                                        select the Pass/Fail option.                     has been absent from the first two (2) class            that time is used for maintenance, cleaning,
Discounts are not applicable on Glassell
study-tours courses, BLOCK courses, or any                                                               meetings. In this case, refunds and/or credits          and equipment upgrades.
                                                        Letter Grades                                    will not be issued and the student will receive
courses and workshops involving travel.
                                                        Letter grades range from A to F: A               a W on their transcript.                                Please note: The MFAH Garage hours are
                                                        (Excellent), B (Good), C (Average), D                                                                    different from the building’s hours, and
MFAH MEMBERS                                            (Below Average), and F (Fail). Pluses and        Building Hours/Classroom Access                         garage access does not guarantee or
Museum members at the Patron level                      minuses may be used with letter grades,          The Glassell School of Art is open Monday               include classroom access. See Parking
($200 annual membership fee) and above                  with the highest grade given being A.            through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.,            for more information.
are eligible for a 5% discount off tuition                                                               on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.,

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Discipline/Dismissal                                admission to the Museum (excluding              Parking                                           instructors. Students are required to check
The Glassell School reserves the right              ticketed exhibitions and events).               Parking for classes and workshops is              in with the MFAH guards upon entering the
to remove students from classes for                                                                 included in tuition for in-person classes         building to have their temperature scanned.
unsatisfactory achievement, excessive               Homework                                        only. Parking is available in the MFAH            Entry points and visitors to the building will
absences, or behavior that is deemed to be          Each studio course requires a minimum           Montrose Garage (located directly under           be limited. Students whose temperature
rude, disruptive, inappropriate, dangerous,         of three hours of homework per week.            the Glassell School of Art). Enrolled             is above the safe level will not be granted
or in violation of school health and safety         Students enrolled through the University of     students will receive a parking pass to           access to the building and will be asked
regulations, or in violation of Museum policies.    St. Thomas are expected to produce three        attend weekly class meetings. Additional          to leave. Face masks or face coverings
                                                    hours of additional homework per course to      parking will be provided for scheduled lab        are mandatory in the building and in the
While it is impossible to compile a                 fulfill the credit-hour requirements.           or open-studio sessions. Further parking          classrooms. Students who enter the building
complete list of disruptive behavior,                                                               will be at the student’s own expense and          without a face mask will be asked to leave.
any form of conduct by an individual or             Participation                                   at the posted rates for the MFAH Montrose         The building will be cleaned and sanitized
group of students that interferes with or           Students are expected to actively participate   Garage. The school does not sell additional       more frequently to ensure the safety of
inhibits the educational opportunities of           in their classes, including attending           parking passes, extend parking passes past        our students and instructors. Students and
another student is considered a disruption.         scheduled critique sessions and field trips.    the end-of-semester expiration date listed        instructors are advised to stay home in the
Similarly, conduct that diminishes the                                                              on the pass, nor provide validated parking.       case of illness, and to report to the office
effectiveness of an instructor or has               Lockers                                         Students enrolled in online courses will          any illnesses that could be spread to other
the effect of negatively impacting the              A limited number of lockers are available       not receive free parking, and are expected        students or instructors so that it can be dealt
learning environment is also considered a           in specific classes and designated areas for    to pay for their parking per the posted           with accordingly. The number of students in
disruption. Students engaging in disruptive         student use during the registered semester.     rates if/when they come to the school.            the classrooms has been limited to ensure
classroom behavior may be subject to                The school does not guarantee a locker for      The school, the MFAH, and their agents            that social distancing can be maintained.
disciplinary action, including warnings,            each student, nor have the availability to      or designees are not liable for damage or         Students are granted access to the studios
dismissal from a class, and dismissal from          allow students to have multiple lockers in      loss to vehicles or the contents of vehicles      during the open studio times only when
the program and/or school.                          various areas. At registration, the student     parked in or around designated areas.             social distancing can be maintained. Online
                                                    releases and discharges the school and the                                                        classes have been put in place to offset the
Individual instructors maintain the right to        MFAH from any liability or claim of liability   Release of Information                            number of students in the classrooms, as well
dismiss a student from a class with a warning       for any damage to or loss of personal           The school maintains records for all current      as to provide education to those students
and to remove a student permanently from            property, including artwork. (Instructors       and past students. Student information is         who do not feel comfortable entering the
a class for repeated offenses. In the event of      will provide additional information about       released only to the student or designated        building. Students who fail to follow safety
subsequent behavior problems, the student           lockers during course introductions.)           representative. Designation forms are             instructions may be dismissed from the
will be dismissed with no refund and no                                                             available at mfah.org/glassell and from           school, as outlined in the discipline policy.
access to further programming.                      Personal Property                               the registrar and must be on file for
                                                    All artwork and personal property left at       information to be released to anyone other        Student ID Cards
Students may also be dismissed for                  the school between semesters or after the       than the student. Exceptions may be made          Each semester, students will receive a
inappropriate and disruptive behavior               stated retrieval dates will be discarded.       for health and safety emergencies or to           Glassell student ID card for the current
toward Museum staff, for nonpayment of              This includes artwork from exhibitions both     comply with legally issued subpoenas.             semester. The Glassell student ID card
any tuition and fees past or present, and           at the school and other venues, as well as                                                        should be kept with students at all times
for unlawful possession or use of drugs             work left in the classrooms and studios.        Safety                                            when in the building. The student ID card
and/or alcohol.                                     The school will contact students via email      The school is committed to the safety of          should be used at the MFAH guest services
                                                    with final notice for artwork and personal      its students, faculty, and staff. As such, the    desks to access free Museum admission.
Free Museum Admission                               property pickup each semester. After the        school has prepared a Health and Safety
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, is                deadline date, the school will dispose of       Manual. This document is available from the       Transcripts
the largest art museum in the Southwest,            any unclaimed items. The school, the MFAH,      administrative offices, and a copy is kept        Students requesting transcripts must
and its encyclopedic collections are an             and their agents or designees are not liable    in all studios and classrooms. Students are       submit a written request and appropriate
exceptional resource for learning about the         for damage to or loss of personal property      expected to follow safety procedures as           payment to the registrar. Transcripts cost
visual arts from a worldwide perspective.           left unattended.                                outlined in the manual as well as comply          $5 per copy. Request forms are available
Studio School students receive free general                                                         with any safety information distributed by        at mfah.org/glassell and from the registrar.

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Transcript requests will not be processed      Certificate of Achievement                       University of St. Thomas
if the student owes any fees. Students may     Requirements                                     The Glassell School of Art serves as the
also mail a request in writing to:             Students earn three hours of credit for          studio arts program for the University of
                                               each successfully completed (grade C or          St. Thomas. Students seeking to earn their
Registrar, Studio School                       above) course per semester.                      bachelor of arts degree must apply and
MFAH Glassell School of Art, P. O. Box 6826                                                     enroll through the University of St. Thomas,
Houston, TX 77265-6826                         Certificate students are required to receive     in order to receive full credit toward
                                               a letter grade. Pass/Fail grades received        degree programs.
Requests must include the full name of the     prior to fall 2008 will still be accepted
student, last semester attended, and the       toward certificate credits. Workshops are        Students enrolling through the UST
full mailing address with zip code for the     not eligible for credit toward the Certificate   program may only enroll in those courses
location(s) where the transcripts are to be    of Achievement.                                  offered through the UST registration
sent. Alternatively, the student may pick                                                       system. Please note, due to UST policies
up transcripts in person. In-person pick-      Subject/Course                    Credits        and rules, not all Glassell courses are
up requests must include a telephone                                                            offered and available for UST enrollment.
number so that the registrar can contact       Art history electives                  12
                                                                                                For more information, please visit the UST
the student when the transcripts are           2-D Design 2DD 1303 &                   6        website at stthom.edu.
available. Allow at least 3 business days           3-D Design 3DD 1304
for transcripts to be completed.
                                               Drawing Fundamentals                    6
                                                   DRF 1301, DRF 1302
PROGRAMS OF NOTE
Certificate of Achievement                     Life Drawing                            6
A comprehensive fine arts program has               DRL 2310, DRL 2311
been developed in which students work
                                               Major field of study                   24
toward a Certificate of Achievement in
one of the following subjects: drawing,        2-D courses (other than major)          9
painting, photography, printmaking,
sculpture, ceramics, or jewelry.               3-D courses (other than major)          9

                                               General electives                      24
A student may begin this program at any
point. The program provides students with      Total                                  96
the necessary foundation for continued
studies at an intermediate or advanced
                                               Students may transfer 12 foundation-
level in their major field. A wide range
                                               level credits, 6 art history credits, and 6
of course offerings for elective credits
                                               life drawing credits from another post-
supplements the major field of study.
                                               secondary institution, with the approval
                                               of the dean and the registrar. Students
Upon the student’s satisfactory
                                               interested in the Certificate of Achievement
completion of 96 specific credits, the
                                               program should call 713-639-7500 to
student’s work is reviewed and approved by
                                               schedule an appointment with the dean.
a certificate committee made up of Studio
School faculty.

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FALL 2020 COURSE DESCRIPTIONS                                                                          day. Emphasis will include not only stylistic developments,
                                                                                                       but also the ways women artists interacted with the ideas
ART HISTORY                                          Picasso’s unique vision and his legacy to the     and values of their time and cultures. Students study and
Art History Survey I: Caveman                        art world. Class sessions are primarily lecture   interpret works by Angelica Kauffmann, Rosa Bonheur,
to Medieval                                          with some discussion. Slide presentations         Berthe Morisot, Mary Cassatt, Camille Claudel, Georgia
ARH 307                                              and case studies of individual artwork are        O’Keeffe, Frida Kahlo, Louise Bourgeois, Marina Abramović,
                                                     incorporated in the course. Online courses        Judy Chicago, Kara Walker, Cindy Sherman, and Sophie
One of two art history survey courses, this
                                                     will be taught via the BlueJeans video            Calle, and examine the cultural and artistic contexts of these
course explores the development of Western
                                                     conferencing app, with handouts available on      works. The artists’ relationships to the society that produced
art from prehistory to the 14th century.
                                                     Google Drive. Students will be able to interact   them will be examined, as well as feminism and gender.
The class is structured chronologically
                                                     with the instructor during class time over the    Online courses will be taught via the BlueJeans video
and is designed to encourage a critical
                                                     BlueJeans conferencing app’s chat function.       conferencing app, with handouts available on Google
understanding of the meaning and function
                                                                                                       Drive. Students will be able to interact with the instructor
of selected art objects, architecture, and
                                                     Art History: Modern & Contemporary Art            during class time over the BlueJeans conferencing app’s
design artifacts within their original historical
                                                     at the MFAH                                       chat function.
contexts. Emphasis is placed on a visual and
verbal examination and analysis, as well as          ARH 310
discussion of societal and historical contexts       Using the new buildings and campus                2-D COURSES
of all the major stylistic and thematic trends in    redevelopment of the Museum of Fine Arts,         2-D Design
Western artistic tradition. Slide presentations      Houston, as a point of departure, and to          2DD 1303
and case studies of individual museum                celebrate the opening of the new Nancy            2-D Design teaches the basic grammar underlying all visual
objects are incorporated in the survey. Online       and Rich Kinder Building for modern and           language. Students are introduced to design elements
courses will be taught via the BlueJeans video       contemporary art at the MFAH, this course         that are common to all works in two dimensions. Students
conferencing app, with handouts available on         introduces students to the history of art from    will learn to manipulate movement, line, shape, texture,
Google Drive. Students will be able to interact      the 1870s through the present day. The            value, and color to achieve specific artistic goals through
with the instructor during class time over the       course is designed to encourage a critical        practical exercises and to analyze how compositions work
BlueJeans conferencing app’s chat function.          understanding of the meaning and function         through discussion. Critiques and demonstrations occur
                                                     of selected art objects and design artifacts      throughout the semester. For those students who express
Art History: Pablo Picasso and His                   within their original historical contexts and     concern about joining the class in person, the possibility of
Artistic Legacy                                      within the museum context. Emphasis is            taking part remotely is available. The time allotted to each
ARH 320                                              placed on visual and verbal examination           student is based upon class size. The platform for remote
This course offers a unique opportunity to           and analysis, as well as discussion of societal   communication will be Zoom. Google Drive will be used
survey the works of Pablo Picasso (1881–             and historical contexts of all the major          as the platform for uploading and sharing images and will
1973), the most prolific and influential artist      stylistic and thematic trends in modern           require a Gmail address. Students should be comfortable
of the first half of the 20th century. Nearly        and contemporary art. Course topics are           with these methods of online communication. The Glassell
seven decades of incessant art making will be        related to the collections on view, but           School is taking all necessary precautions to ensure a safe
examined in relation to major currents and           recurring questions will focus on materiality     in-class working environment to encourage students to
themes in European art, history, and culture.        and display. Online courses will be taught        experience the course in person in the studio.
Emphasis is not only on stylistic developments       via the BlueJeans video conferencing
during the artist’s lifetime and artistic career,    app, with handouts available on Google            Drawing Fundamentals I
but also on the way Picasso interacted with          Drive. Students will be able to interact with     DRF 1301
the ideas and values of his culture and time.        the instructor during class time over the
                                                                                                       In this introductory course, students learn to transpose
The aim of the course is to increase visual          BlueJeans conferencing app’s chat function.
                                                                                                       3-D objects into 2-D equivalents. While studying the
literacy and to deepen students’ awareness                                                             relationships between planes and evaluating proportions,
of the cultural and conceptual framework in          Art History: Women in Art
                                                                                                       students develop perceptual skills in order to translate these
                                                     ARH 312
which Picasso’s artwork was made and used.                                                             observations to paper. The goals of this course involve
This course will highlight current scholarship       In this course, students study women artists      the exploration of different representational techniques
and conversations in order to reassess               from the 19th century until the present           in black-and-white media and the development of visual

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awareness and discrimination. Critiques and demonstrations          own focus according to interest and              in the intermediate or advanced levels
            occur throughout the semester. Assignments and links to             ability. Throughout the semester, different      of life drawing who want to continue
            video demonstrations for online classes will be posted on           drawing materials will be introduced and         to work with the figure and explore a
            Google Classroom. Zoom conferences will be held to go               demonstrated. This class offers an in-depth      concentration in mixed media. The course
            over questions about the assignments. Zoom conferences              study of drawing nature and allows students      will use and combine drawing, painting,
            will be held at a time that works best for everyone, so it is not   to practice social distancing outside while      and collage (paper, fabric, and found
            necessarily the exact time that the class is scheduled. Both        also wearing masks.                              object-based). Students will explore a
            Google Classroom and Zoom are free and user-friendly. When                                                           variety of palettes, textures, value systems,
            class begins, the instructor will email students an in-depth        Intermediate/Advanced Drawing:                   and both representational and abstract
            tutorial on how these two programs will be used in the class.       Ideas & Images I & II                            interpretations of the figure. Students will
                                                                                DRA 3318, DRA 3319, DRA 4318, DRA 4319           examine many periods in art history, starting
            Drawing Fundamentals II                                             Prerequisites: DRF 1302 and 2DD 1303             with ancient art and ending with modern
            DRF 1302                                                            Drawing is about observing, documenting,         art, using figurative images throughout time
            Prerequisite: DRF 1301                                              communicating ideas, unleashing the              to inspire their work. Artists such as Paul
            The second semester of Drawing Fundamentals continues               imagination, and questioning the world           Gauguin, Alice Neel, and Pablo Picasso,
            to develop the student’s visual and technical skills in various     in which we live. This course focuses            among many others, will be studied. Weekly
            black-and-white media as initiated in the first semester. In        on a series of topics including personal         videos and demonstrations will analyze
            addition, basic color theory is introduced as color concepts        narrative, natural and industrial landscapes,    compositions, palettes and value systems,
            are applied to the drawing process. Broader approaches to a         dissected and transformed objects, social        artistic styles, and the varieties of realism.
            more complex range of subject matter are explored. Critiques        and political issues, and the drawing            Weekly videos and still photographs will be
            and demonstrations occur throughout the semester. Class             process. Students explore format, scale,         shared through a Facebook group page.
            will meet on Zoom on the scheduled day and time. Each class         technique, and mixed media. The course
            includes a live lecture and discussion using pictorial examples     includes discussions, critiques, and slide       Beginning Life Drawing I & II
            to illustrate the lesson and weekly assignment, in-class            presentations. Class will meet on Zoom           DRL 2310, DRL 2311
            exercises and demonstrations of materials and techniques,           on the scheduled day and time. Each              Prerequisites: DRF 1301 and 2DD 1303
            and a critique of student homework submitted to a shared            class includes a live lecture and discussion     Students concentrate on representing an
            folder on Google Drive. Before each weekly meeting, students        using pictorial examples to illustrate the       anatomically convincing account of the
            will be provided with the class objective, the homework             lessons and weekly assignments, in-class         human figure while focusing on balance,
            assignment, and visual information as a preview so they can         exercises and demonstrations of materials        movement, proportion, volume, and
            prepare for conversation and questions during the online            and techniques, and a critique of student        space. Short poses build an understanding
            session. Students may use a PC or their phones (iPhone or           homework submitted to a shared folder on         of anatomy; long poses permit the
            Android) to participate in class meetings. Instructions on how      Google Drive. Before each weekly meeting,        exploration of media and the development
            to obtain Zoom and access Google Drive will be provided.            students will be provided with the class         of technique. Two labs on Fridays and
                                                                                objective, the homework assignment, and          Saturdays at 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. provide
            Intermediate/Advanced Drawing:                                      visual information as a preview so they can      additional time to work from the model.
            Landscape Drawing I & II                                            prepare for conversation and questions           Critiques and demonstrations occur
            DRA 3314, DRA 3315, DRA 4314, DRA 4315                              during the online session. Students may use      throughout the semester.
            Prerequisites: 2DD 1303 and DRF 1302                                a PC or their phones (iPhone or Android) to
            For this course, the class will go to a different site each week    participate in class meetings. Instructions      Intermediate/Advanced Life Drawing &
            and draw from the landscape. A wide variety of sites will be        on how to obtain Zoom and access Google          Painting I & II
            introduced, from woodland settings to different types of            Drive will be provided.                          DRL 3310, DRL 3311, DRL 4310, DRL 4311
            gardens to more urban environments. Upon meeting at the                                                              Prerequisite: DRL 2311
            designated location, we will have a critique on site and then       Intermediate/Advanced Figurative Mixed           This sequence of courses is designed for
            go into the setting to draw. In the beginning of the semester,      Media I & II                                     students who have completed at least two
            students will concentrate on specific elements (a tree, the         DRA 3320, DRA 3321, DRA 4320, DRA 4321           semesters of Beginning Life Drawing and
            sky, ground planes, reflections, linear and atmospheric             Prerequisite: DRL 2310                           wish to continue working with figurative
            perspective, etc.). Advanced students can choose their              This online course is designed for students      imagery. Studio time allows for longer, more

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complex poses. Students work toward greater       of collage and assemblage features slide       alterations, map works, personages, game boards, and
control in a variety of wet and dry media.        presentations, videos, demonstrations, and     more. Class will meet on Zoom on the scheduled day and
The class includes slide lectures, weekly         critiques. Students are encouraged to think    time. Each class includes a live lecture and discussion
demonstrations, and ongoing critiques.            comprehensively, experiment, share ideas       using pictorial examples to illustrate the lesson and
Advanced students begin to concentrate            and techniques, and develop integrated         weekly assignment, in-class exercises and demonstrations
within one primary medium. Two labs on            and creative collages and assemblages.         of materials and techniques, and a critique of student
Fridays and Saturdays at 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.     Collage and Assemblage offers different        homework submitted to a shared folder on Google Drive.
provide additional time to work from the          projects in the fall and spring. Students      Before each weekly meeting, students will be provided
model. Critiques and demonstrations occur         may enroll for the semesters in either         with the class objective, the homework assignment, and
throughout the semester.                          order. (COL 2350 is not a prerequisite for     visual information as a preview so they can prepare for
                                                  COL 2351.) Class will meet on Zoom on          conversation and questions during the online session.
Color                                             the scheduled day and time. Each class         Students may use a PC or their phones (iPhone or Android)
CLR 2306                                          includes a live lecture and discussion         to participate in class meetings. Instructions on how to
Prerequisites: DRF 1301 and 2DD 1303              using pictorial examples to illustrate the     obtain Zoom and access Google Drive will be provided.
Projects in this class are designed to address    lessons and weekly assignments, in-class
the relativity and interaction of color in the    exercises and demonstrations of materials      Advanced Collage and Assemblage I & II
visual arts. Emphasis is on learning by direct    and techniques, and a critique of student      COL 4350, COL 4351
perception of color phenomena, with studies       homework submitted to a shared folder on       Prerequisite: COL 3350 or COL 3351, or permission of
on juxtaposition, harmony, and quantity           Google Drive. Before each weekly meeting,      the instructor
executed in paint, colored papers, and            students will be provided with the class       Students continue to participate in many of the assignments
nontraditional materials. Students who feel       objective, the homework assignment, and        featured in Intermediate Collage and Assemblage, but
unable to join the class in person may take       visual information as a preview so they can    also begin focusing on individualizing their research within
part remotely via the BlueJeans or Zoom           prepare for conversation and questions         this limitless medium. Students meet with the instructor
application (instructions will be provided) to    during the online session. Students may use    to discuss projects and project series that are worked on
discuss work uploaded to a shared Google          a PC or their phones (iPhone or Android) to    throughout the semester. Class will meet on Zoom on the
Drive. The instructor will provide a written      participate in class meetings. Instructions    scheduled day and time. Each class includes a live lecture
description of each new project in advance        on how to obtain Zoom and access Google        and discussion using pictorial examples to illustrate the
and explain the project during class time so      Drive will be provided.                        lesson and weekly assignment, in-class exercises and
that both written and oral explanations of                                                       demonstrations of materials and techniques, and a critique
the projects will be available. All meetings      Intermediate Collage and Assemblage I & II     of student homework submitted to a shared folder on
will be held during the scheduled class time.     COL 3350, COL 3351                             Google Drive. Before each weekly meeting, students will be
Students will need a Google account and           Prerequisite: COL 2350 or COL 2351, or         provided with the class objective, the homework assignment,
                                                  permission of the instructor
to be able to take and upload pictures to                                                        and visual information as a preview so they can prepare
                                                  The genres of collage, assemblage, and
Google Drive, to feel comfortable working                                                        for conversation and questions during the online session.
                                                  found-object art have revolutionized the
with the Zoom and/or BlueJeans applications,                                                     Students may use a PC or their phones (iPhone or Android)
                                                  nature of art and how it is made. In these
and to have a good Wi-Fi connection.                                                             to participate in class meetings. Instructions on how to obtain
                                                  courses, students develop a personal           Zoom and access Google Drive will be provided.
Beginning Collage and Assemblage I & II           point of view and a body of work through
COL 2350, COL 2351                                challenging projects in mixed media            Beginning Painting I & II
                                                  that may be approached individually or         PAI 2320, PAI 2321
Prerequisites: DRF 1301 and 2DD 1303, or
                                                  as collaborative adventures. The class
permission of the instructor                                                                     Prerequisites: DRF 1301 and 2DD 1303
                                                  focuses on exploring ideas; collecting
This course allows students to express                                                           Students learn to paint in oil and/or acrylic paint. The
                                                  materials; experimenting with construction
themselves not only through traditional                                                          course is designed to familiarize students with the
                                                  methods; and arranging a cohesive and
art media, but also with objects that are                                                        formal elements of painting and to build their technical
                                                  meaningful collage, relief, box environment,
common or unusual: papers, fabrics, printed                                                      proficiency. Students paint in the studio, mostly from
                                                  assemblage, or found-object hybrid.
images, words, machine parts, and things                                                         observed situations and still-life setups. Critical dialogue
                                                  Assignments include book and postcard
old and new. An overview of the history                                                          and frequent critiques figure largely in the learning

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process and encourage each student’s personal vision.             Advanced Painting I & II                         Advanced Watercolor I & II
            Online courses will be held via the Zoom or BlueJeans             PAI 4320, PAI 4321                               WAT 4380, WAT 4381
            video conferencing application, per the instructor’s              Prerequisite: PAI 3321                           Prerequisite: WAT 3381
            preference. Students will upload pictures of their in-            Advanced-level students are encouraged           This advanced-level watercolor
            progress and completed works onto the Google Drive                to develop their own projects and visions        course promotes the development of
            application so that instructors can view and critique works       through a combination of intensive,              conceptualization skills and media control.
            and answer students’ questions. The amount of time with           independent studio work and ongoing              Students are encouraged to develop their own
            each student will be divided based on class size.                 guidance from the instructor. There are          projects. Ongoing class critiques and guidance
                                                                              at least two formal critique days during         are provided. Critiques and demonstrations
            Intermediate Painting I & II                                      the semester. Discussions of exhibitions         occur throughout the semester.
            PAI 3320, PAI 3321                                                and research on contemporary painters
            Prerequisite: PAI 2321                                            add to the students’ understanding               Beginning/Intermediate/Advanced
            Intermediate Painting challenges the idea of what painting        and development of their own painting            Printmaking: Open Studio
            can be with several projects designed to stretch each             practices. Online courses will be held via
            student’s technical ability and vision. Formal critiques at the   the Zoom or BlueJeans video conferencing         PRI 2304, PRI 3303, PRI 3304, PRI 4303, PRI 4304
            end of each project help determine how well the paintings         application, per the instructor’s preference.    Prerequisites: DRF 1301 and 2DD 1303
            work. A review of fundamental procedures is included              Students will upload pictures of their           The Open Studio course provides students
            when necessary, but emphasis is placed on personal                in-progress and completed works onto             with the opportunity to define personal
            development. Ongoing references to contemporary                   the Google Drive application so that             project goals and to execute them with
            painters and demonstrations add to each student’s                 instructors can view and critique works and      the help of the instructor. In addition to
            understanding and skill. Online courses will be held via the      answer students’ questions. The amount           independent projects, the course will be
            Zoom or BlueJeans video conferencing application, per             of time with each student will be divided        supplemented with technical demonstrations
            the instructor’s preference. Students will upload pictures        based on class size.                             relevant to the class, opportunities for
            of their in-progress and completed works onto the Google                                                           collaboration, and an optional themed print
            Drive application so that instructors can view and critique       Beginning Watercolor I & II                      exchange. Beginning students will be guided
            works and answer students’ questions. The amount of time          WAT 2380, WAT 2381                               through demonstrations of a variety of
            with each student will be divided based on class size.            Prerequisites: DRF 1301 and 2DD 1303             techniques and optional prompts. Advanced
                                                                              Beginning students are introduced to the         students work toward a further refinement
            Intermediate/Advanced Abstract Painting I & II                    inherent properties of watercolor through        of technical procedures with a focus on
            PAI 3322, PAI 3323, PAI 4322, PAI 4323                            projects that start with the translation of a    personal practice and the development of
            Prerequisites: DRF 1301, 2DD 1303,                                single object and progress to include more       visual content. Critiques and discussions are
            DRF 1302, PAI 2321                                                complex ideas. Critiques and demonstrations      an important part of the class format. Students
            This course is for intermediate- and advanced-level               occur throughout the semester.                   are encouraged to have some ideas in mind
            students who want to delve further into the practice of                                                            prior to the start of the semester.
            abstract painting. It is a studio-centered course and comes       Intermediate Watercolor I & II
            on the heels of the Intermediate/Advanced Abstract                WAT 3380, WAT 3381                               Beginning Digital Photography I
            Painting Essentials Course, which is recommended for              Prerequisite: WAT 2381                           COM 2316
            those who have not practiced abstract painting. The               Intermediate students review the concepts        A practical, one-semester introduction to
            students work in class and center their attention on a            of composition and color, learn new              digital photography, this course prepares
            personal strategy to develop their own voice through              technical approaches, and are encouraged         students for further study in digital imaging.
            abstract painting.                                                to develop a disciplined studio practice,        Emphasis is placed on competence
                                                                              with personally expressive images as the         with an SLR digital camera, as well as
                                                                              goal. Critiques and demonstrations occur         on composition, color, space, shooting,
                                                                              throughout the semester.                         and storing and saving digital files. Basic
                                                                                                                               printing is also covered. Bring your SLR
                                                                                                                               digital camera to the first class meeting.
                                                                                                                               Online courses will be held via the Zoom or

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BlueJeans video conferencing application,        the range of ideas Adobe Photoshop                Beginning Photography I & II
per the instructor’s preference. Students        makes possible. Students refine their             PHO 2305, PHO 2308
will upload pictures of their in-progress and    development while learning advanced               Prerequisite: PHO 1305
completed works onto the Google Drive            software techniques and large-scale
                                                                                                   In this course, students refine the black-and-white processing,
application so that instructors can view         printing, and exploring hard and soft
                                                                                                   printing, and conceptual skills learned in Basic Camera and
and critique works and answer students’          materials for output. Emphasis is placed
                                                                                                   Darkroom Techniques. Emphasis is placed on developing
questions. The amount of time with each          on personal development by exploring
                                                                                                   personal viewpoints and becoming confident with the
student will be divided based on class size.     contemporary styles, personally expressive
                                                                                                   technical aspects of exposures, processing, and printing. Only
                                                 projects, and ongoing references to
                                                                                                   black-and-white film will be used.
Beginning Digital Photography II                 contemporary photographers and artists.
COM 2317                                         Online courses will be held via the
                                                                                                   Intermediate Photography I & II
Prerequisite: COM 2316                           Zoom or BlueJeans video conferencing
                                                                                                   PHO 3305, PHO 3308
                                                 application, per the instructor’s preference.
Students continue to refine their digital                                                          Prerequisite: PHO 2308
                                                 Students will upload pictures of their
photography skills while improving
                                                 in-progress and completed works onto              Students continue to refine their processing, printing, and
creativity in composition and developing
                                                 the Google Drive application so that              conceptual skills in Intermediate Photography. Emphasis is
personal viewpoints. This course offers a
                                                 instructors can view and critique works and       placed on developing personal viewpoints and becoming
more in-depth study of lighting, printing,
                                                 answer students’ questions. The amount            proficient with the technical aspects of exposures,
camera RAW, and different types of
                                                 of time with each student will be divided         processing, and printing.
photography, such as portraiture, still life,
                                                 based on class size.
or landscape. Emphasis is on improving
                                                                                                   Advanced Photography I & II
skills in camera operation, composition,
                                                 Photography: Basic Camera and                     PHO 4305, PHO 4306
and personal concepts. Computers are
only used for basic printing and RAW-
                                                 Darkroom Techniques                               Prerequisite: PHO 3308
                                                 PHO 1305                                          This course emphasizes the use of photography as a vehicle
processing procedures. Online classes will
be using the Zoom platform. The instructor       Through this introductory course, students        for personal vision and expression through technical,
will provide all the handouts, assigned          expand their knowledge and understanding          conceptual, and perceptual approaches. Individual and group
homework, websites, and other resources          of the technical and aesthetic fundamentals       critiques are conducted.
on a Google Drive folder. Students are           of photography, providing a strong
allowed to look at the entire semester and       foundation for further study of both film
                                                                                                   CRITIQUE AND SEMINAR COURSES
all lectures whenever they want and are          and digital photography. Students receive
                                                                                                   Advanced Works on Paper Critique I & II
encouraged to ask questions regarding            extensive instruction on camera operation,
                                                                                                   CRT 4396, CRT 4397
anything. Specific instructions will be          black-and-white film processing techniques,
                                                 and traditional darkroom printing skills. In-     Prerequisite: admission by portfolio review
provided on what will be discussed in
                                                 depth class discussions include composition       This critique course is designed for the serious, advanced
the Zoom meetings. Virtual meetings are
                                                 and image making, F-stop and aperture             student working in drawing or water-based media on paper.
designated to sharing screens/websites,
                                                 settings, depth of field, lighting, and optics.   The course provides an arena for constructive criticism within
looking at the student work turned in the
Google Drive, and one-on-one discussions         Beginners are required to use a 35mm film         a nurturing environment. As this is primarily a critique course,
                                                 camera, but use of other film camera formats,     most work discussed will be on art that was created outside of
about the students’ progress.
                                                 such as the Holga, is also encouraged. A          the classroom. The amount of time with each student will be
                                                 limited number of film cameras are available      divided based on class size. For those working remotely, we
Intermediate Digital Photography I & II
                                                 for lease. Please bring your camera to the        will communicate via BlueJeans or Zoom and discuss work
OM 3316, COM 3317
                                                 first class meeting.                              uploaded to a shared Google Drive. All meetings will be held
Prerequisite: COM 2317 or permission                                                               during class time. Students will need a Google account or Gmail
of the instructor
                                                                                                   address and to be able to take and upload pictures to Google
At the intermediate levels of digital                                                              Drive, to feel comfortable downloading Zoom and BlueJeans,
photography, students manipulate digital                                                           and to have a good Wi-Fi connection.
photos and found images while exploring

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