About ARTS 1400 D

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. Credit not awarded for both ARTS 1400 and ARTS 1014.


SART, AHST, ARTE majors and SART, AHST and ARTS minors only during week of registration; Course supplies fee: $145; Open to degree and PACE students

Section Description

In this course, students will explore a variety of art-making processes and will utilize a range of media including collage, printmaking, painting, and sculpture. Students will practice and develop visual literacy, learn technical skills, and the elements and principles of design will guide the formal development of their work. Students will learn how to effectively communicate personal ideas and expressive themes through the practice of looking and talking about works of art and design. Through constructive discussion, active listening, peer reviews, and one-on-one and group critiques, students will develop ways to assess and reflect on the effectiveness of their work and relationship to their intentions, and to understand on-going development as a key characteristic of artistic practice.

Section Expectation

Weekly homework assignments will accompany in‐class lessons and exercises. At least 6 hours of work will be expected outside of class each week. Students are expected to challenge themselves and push the limits of their abilities and ideas. By the end of the semester, students will have achieved proficiency with the basic elements and principles of design, encompassing a wide variety of techniques and media.


Students are evaluated on the completion of project assignments, a final digital portfolio, and on their participation during class and in critiques. Each project is accompanied with a clear rubric, explaining grading criteria and expectations.

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