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Major

The Visual and Media Arts Practice Major

Note: A grade of not less than C (2.0) is required in each course comprising the major. 

11 units, including: 

  • Group A: Foundation Requirements 

    • Foundations are prerequisites for all upper level Visual and Media Arts Practice classes and should be taken first and as early as possible. 

      • VMAP-211 Foundations in Visual and Media Arts Practice A 

      • VMAP-212 Foundations in Visual and Media Arts Practice B

  • Group B: Intermediate & Advanced Visual and Media Arts Practice 

    • Five electives, including at least one course at the 300-level and no more than one course at the 100-level, chosen from: 

      • VMAP-112 Introduction to Drawing 

      • VMAP-113 Introduction to Painting 

      • VMAP-114 Introduction to Sculpture 

      • VMAP-115 Introduction to Printmaking 

      • VMAP-116 Introduction to Photography 

      • VMAP-117 Introduction to Film, Sound and Video 

      • VMAP-250 Drawing Techniques and Concepts 

      • VMAP-251 Human Figure Drawing 

      • VMAP-252 Observational/Representational Painting: The Figure and Its Spaces 

      • VMAP-253 Painting: Abstract, Conceptual, Process, and Material 

      • VMAP-254 Sculpture Methods: Materials and Processes 

      • VMAP-255 Sculpture Methods: Computer Modeling and Fabrication 

      • VMAP-256 Printmaking Techniques and Concepts 

      • VMAP-257 Artist's Book 

      • VMAP-258 Darkroom Photography 

      • VMAP-259 Digital Photography 

      • VMAP-260 Thematic Explorations in Sound and Video Art 

      • VMAP-261 Independent Film and Video: Curatorial Practice and Presentation 

      • VMAP-262 Digital America Journal and Internet Art History

      • VMAP-279 Selected Topics 

      • VMAP-300 Drawing Media Studio 

      • VMAP-302 VMAP 302 Painting Media Studio 

      • VMAP-304 Sculpture Media Studio 

      • VMAP-306 Printmaking Media Studio 

      • VMAP-308 Photography Media Studio 

      • VMAP-310 Time-Based Media Studio

  • Group C: Art History and Theory requirements

    • One Art History Survey ARTH-121 or ARTH-122  

    • One Art History elective 

    • VMAP-351 Contemporary Theory and Practice for Artists OR (in consultation with the major advisor and Art History Coordinator) ARTH-365 Art Theories and Methodologies 

  • Group D: Capstone Course

  •  Senior Thesis Exhibition Option 

  *Offered only in spring semesters. Should be taken in the spring of junior year. 

 **Offered only in fall semesters. Must be taken in the fall semester of senior year. 

 ***Enrollment in this course is contingent upon individual student plans, successful completion of VMAP-465 and faculty recommendation.  While it is not required for completion of the Visual and Media Arts Practice Major, it is highly recommended for students planning to develop careers as artists. 

Minor

The Visual and Media Arts Practice Minor

Note: A grade of not less than C (2.0) is required in each course comprising the minor. 

Six units, including: 

  • Group A: Foundation Requirements 

    • Foundations are prerequisites for all upper level Visual and Media Arts Practice classes and should be taken first and as early as possible. 

      • VMAP-211 Foundations in Visual and Media Arts Practice A 

      • VMAP-212 Foundations in Visual and Media Arts Practice B

  •  Group B: Three electives (no more than one course at the 100-level) chosen from:  

    • VMAP-112 Introduction to Drawing 

    • VMAP-113 Introduction to Painting 

    • VMAP-114 Introduction to Sculpture 

    • VMAP-115 Introduction to Printmaking 

    • VMAP-116 Introduction to Photography 

    • VMAP-117 Introduction to Film, Sound and Video 

    • VMAP-250 Drawing Techniques and Concepts 

    • VMAP-251 Human Figure Drawing 

    • VMAP-252 Observational/Representational Painting: The Figure and Its Spaces 

    • VMAP-253 Painting: Abstract, Conceptual, Process, and Material 

    • VMAP-254 Sculpture Methods: Materials and Processes 

    • VMAP-255 Sculpture Methods: Computer Modeling and Fabrication 

    • VMAP-256 Printmaking Techniques and Concepts 

    • VMAP-257 Artist's Book 

    • VMAP-258 Darkroom Photography 

    • VMAP-259 Digital Photography 

    • VMAP-260 Thematic Explorations in Sound and Video Art 

    • VMAP-261 Independent Film and Video: Curatorial Practice and Presentation 

    • VMAP-262 Digital America Journal and Internet Art History 

    • VMAP-279 Selected Topics 

    • VMAP-300 Drawing Media Studio 

    • VMAP-302 Painting Media Studio 

    • VMAP-304 Sculpture Media Studio 

    • VMAP-306 Printmaking Media Studio 

    • VMAP-308 Photography Media Studio 

    • VMAP-310 Time-Based Media Studio 

  •  Group C: One Art History unit, chosen from: 

    • ARTH-121 Survey I: Prehistory through the Middle Ages 

    • ARTH-122 Survey II: Renaissance to the Present