Fine Arts 2D Courses

2DPM360 Intermediate Etching
A review of basic intaglio skills and experimentation with a wider spectrum of options including multi color projects.Emphasis is on using the craft and the process of printmaking to explore the more familiar ideas of line, value, and form while expanding upon the concept of the multiple.

Graduate Prerequisite: Permission of instructor

Undergraduate Prerequisite: 2DPM260

2DPM367 Drawing to Print
Concurrent projects in drawing and printmaking to address the dialogue between concept and process. Students explore a variety of techniques. Students follow work from observation, imagination, and the influences of process as means of discovery and image building.

Graduate Prerequisite: Permission of instructor

Undergraduate Prerequisite: SFDN181, SFDN185

2DPM370 Intermediate Lithography
Further development in drawing and printing of stone and metal plate lithography including experimentation with color processes. The course emphasizes the development of visual ideas through the materials, tools, and chemistry of the lithographic process.

Graduate Prerequisite: Permission of instructor

Undergraduate Prerequisite: 2DPM270

2DPM380 Intermediate Silkscreen
Further exploration of various processes in screen printing. Study of color, design, and drawing using techniques from handcut through photographic stencil making.

Graduate Prerequisite: Permission of instructor

Undergraduate Prerequisite: 2DPM280

2DPM467 Drawing to Print
Concurrent projects in drawing and printmaking to address the dialogue between concept and process. Students explore a variety of techniques. Students follow work from observation, imagination, and the influences of process as means of discovery and image building.

Graduate Prerequisite: Permission of instructor

Undergraduate Prerequisite: 2DPA335 or 2DPM367

2DPA302 Advanced Life Drawing
This course is a more advanced study of the human figure from an observational perspective. Drawing takes place within the context of Life Drawing 102 and its emphasis on expression, pictorial space, form and light.

Graduate Prerequisite: Permission of instructor

Undergraduate Prerequisite: 2DPA102, 2DPA202

2DPA314X Wet Drawing
An investigation of water media, painting and drawing processes will allow participants to broaden their approach toward developing a personal vision. Concepts exploring observation, memory, personal imagery, literary resources, and notions of time and space will be developed through a variety of materials and techniques. Nontraditional applications will permit both large and small-scale work. Demonstrations, critiques, field trips, resources, and discussions will be part of the class structure.

Graduate Prerequisite: Permission of instructor

Undergraduate Prerequisite: SFDN181, SFDN185

2DPA331X Digital Drawing
In this class students will combine traditional drawing techniques with digital tools to create collage-based projects, short animations, or simple multi-media installations. Students will work on long-term projects, and a collaborative approach will be encouraged. Readings, field trips, and in-class discussions will provide a context for the students' work. Basic computer skills and knowledge of Photoshop are required.

Graduate Prerequisite: Permission of instructor

Undergraduate Prerequisite: Basic computer skills and knowledge of Photoshop are required

2DPA335 Drawing for Painting Majors
A drawing exploration of the relationships between methods of drawing and painting that is designed to develop a flexible dialogue between concept and process. Drawing both from observation and imagination.

Graduate Prerequisite: Permission of instructor

Undergraduate Prerequisite: SFDN181, SFDN185

2DPA370 Imaginative Drawing
Non-traditional approaches to drawing, including working from dream imagery, inventing realities, exploring abstraction, creating new tools to draw with, and experimenting with mixed media.

Graduate Prerequisite: Permission of instructor

Undergraduate Prerequisite: 2DPA270

2DPM5X1 Artists' Books and Portfolios
An advanced course in printmaking that enables students to explore a major theme through multiple images and text. Using a variety of printmaking media, series of plates are developed linked by a conceptual thread or written text. The resulting prints are formatted either in a custom portfolio or a bound book and presented as a single work. Some experience in printmaking, especially intaglio is helpful, but not required.

FA2D501 2D Major Studio - Graduate
The structure of a Major Studio course varies greatly depending upon the department. In some departments, the Major Studio advisor predetermines the course structure. In others, the students and faculty determine the structure and content of the Major Studio at the beginning of the semester. The Major Studio meetings may include presentations by the instructor(s), critiques of student work in progress, presentations and critiques by visiting artists and scholars, and class trips or off-campus interactions.