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Discovering the Fine Arts in Great Britain Summer Courses

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Discovering the Fine Arts In Great Britain 2016 Summer Courses

May 7 - June 1, 2016

Our course options include Tier II, Tier III and Junior Writing classes in Art History, Art Studio or Theater

Students outside the College of Fine Arts as well as all Fine and Performing Arts majors are welcome and encouraged to attend our program. Over half the participating students are outside of the School of Art and College of Fine Arts. While most of you will take the School of Art courses listed below, you are free to work out projects to complete in the U.K. with your own department's professors. Please talk with us about this possibility if this interests you.
Our program offers you a wide variety of courses to meet your specific needs and interests. Keep in mind that all students MUST be enrolled as a full time student. Undergrads must take a minimum of 12 credit hours (the maximum is 20 credit hours); graduate students must enroll for a minimum of 9 hours (18 credit hours maximum). This equates to 3-4 classes. Students who wish more than the minimum hours often sign up for independent study hours. Most students sign up for no more than 4 courses, as additional courses will mean that you have classes each morning and afternoon 5 days weekly, and you won't have much spare time to explore London and elsewhere.

Teaching at Tate Britain.


OPTION 1: (Art History or Tier III) Taught by Jody Lamb
AH 4900/AH 5900: 19th Century Art in London & Edinburgh (3 credit hours)
OR counts as Tier II: ART 1100: Seeing and Knowing the Visual Arts (TIER II Fine Arts Class) 
This course focuses on ways that 19th century art & architecture explore social, political and artistic issues. We will examine the art of the world's most famous art movements such as impressionism (i.e. Claude Monet) or post-impressionism (i.e. Vincent Van Gogh). We will also consider the unique qualities of English and Scottish art. 

OPTION 2: (Art History, Tier III or Museum Studies) Taught by Anthony Gully
AH 4900/AH 5900: The Great Art Museums of London and Edinburgh (3 credit hours)
OR counts as a Tier III course: T3 4600: VIsual Culture Studies (3 credit hours)
The entire course will be conducted in the galleries of the largest collections of painiting and sculpture in the two capitals cities (National Gallery of Art, London and Edinburgh, British Museum, Victoria and Albert Musuem, Tate Britain, and Tate Modern). The history of the museums and the motivations behind acquiring specific works, as well as the methods to assure their preservation, will be linked to discussions of the styles and historc signficance of the many major monuments in the histry of art.


ART 3000J: Criticism of the Visual Arts (3 credit hours) Taught by Melissa Haviland
Students will attend museums, galleries, and archives throughout London and write about the artwork they experience. This is open to all undergraduate students. 

Class in Edenburgh­


ART 3410: Advance Prints (4 credit hours)
ART 3900/5900: Studio Art Topics (4 credit hours)
ART 4930: Independant Study-Projects (1-4 credit hours)
ART 4960: BA Studio Art Practicum* (3 credit hours)
ART 6000: Interdisciplinary Seminar (3 credit hours)

*NOTE: Art 5960: Tier III Equivalent (3 credit hours): BA Studio Art Practicum
This course offers a capstone experience for BA studio art majors. Throughout the course students will learn more about career possibilities in the arts while in the UK. Students will learn to fine-tune a resume and writing about their research and be exposed to provessional artists, designers, and scholars through museums, galleries, and archives throughout London and Edinburgh. 

ART 2900/3900/4900/5900: Special Topics in Art - Portable Bookmaking (4 credit hours)
For this studio course, students will learn to make small, portable artists' books. Students will attetnd museums, galleries, and archives throughout London and Edinburgh to inspire the content of their books 



ART 1121: Introduction to Drawing (4 credit hours)
ART 1151: Introducing to Painting (4 credit hours)
ART 1200: Description (4 credit hours)
ART 2720*: Experimental Painting + Drawing (4 credit hours)
ART 2900**: Studio Art TopicsCollage as Visual Diary (4 credit hours)
ART 3710: Advanced Painting (4 credit hours)
ART 3900, 4900, 5900***: Studio Art TopicsMythic Body: Contemporary Approaches to the Human Figure (4 credit hours)

*ART 2720Experimental Drawing + Painting: 
Students will explore various media and learn experimental approaches to art making, with an emphasis on the development of conceptual and technical relationships between materials, processes and ideas. Works will be created on-site and off-site in response to class visits to art venues in London and Edinburgh. 

**ART 2920 - Note to students who are not art majors but are interested in taking an art course: ART 2900 is for students with little or no background in an art studio course. In this topics course students are encouraged to create a collage series in a diary format. 

***ART 3900, 4900, 5900 Studio Topics: Mythic Body: Contemporary Approaches to the Human Figure
While visiting galleries and museums in London and Edinburgh, students of all levels will learn to draw from representations of the human figure as a locus for creative research. 

Contemporary Art


THAR 1390: Design Principles for the Stage (3 credit hours)
An introduction to Theatrical Design.

THAR 1710 :The London Theater Experience (Tier II Course: 3 credit hours)
Viewing analyzing theatrical performances and design using a variety of theatrical events and historical sites.

THAR 3399 / 5900: Scenography (3 credit hours)
Design for theater, application of principles of designing costumes and scenery, with emphasis on conceptualization, analysis and sketching. 

THAR 3396 / 5396: Design History, Period Styles (3 credit hours)
A survey of research techniques in history, the arts, and period style with a focus on the Elizabethan Period. We will visit and use the following resources: the Victoria and Albert historical collection, the Globe Theater Museum, Hampton Court, and the Tower of London. 

THAR 4900 / 5900 Special Topics: The London Theater Experience (1-15 credit hours)
Viewing and analyzing theatrical performances and design using a variety of theatrical events and historical sites. 

THAR 4993 / 5993 Independant Studies (1-6 credit hours)


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