About ARTS 012 E

Introduction to contemporary art practice in various media. Explores method and meaning in art making, the role of experimentation, and the translation of experience into artwork.


$145 Lab Fee; AHST, ARTE, FTS, SART Majors; AHST, ARTS, FTS Minors; Open to Degree and CDE students. Restrictions to be lifted the Monday following Registration

Section Description

Contemporary artists create work across various approaches, materials, and media, often tackling complex, nuanced, and sometimes provocative topics via diverse creative, aesthetic, and gestural processes. This course surveys a range of artists, practices, and issues prevalent in art today as a means of deepening student understanding of the art world, its debates, and how to situate oneself as an artist. This is a hybrid class in which you will make work, and learn about contemporary artists, engage in discussions, critiques, and research, all in order to develop your skills as a contemporary artist.

Section Expectation

This course will promote the development of each student’s sensibilities; demonstrate how reading, writing, talking, and looking are integral to making; and introduce students to artists, culture producers, various artistic methods, and cultural opportunities in contemporary art today. Students are expected to participate in all facets of their learning and to be collaborative interlocutors throughout the semester.


The majority of evaluation will be based on student artworks. However, success overall will be demonstrated by a commitment to the class, and artistic and scholarly growth will also impact how students are evaluated.

Course Dates



Cohen Hall 116 (View Campus Map)


to on Tuesday and Thursday

Important Dates

Note: These dates may change before registration begins.

Note: These dates may not be accurate for select courses during the Summer Session.

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