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2016-2017 University Catalog 
2016-2017 University Catalog [Archived Catalogue]

FINA 217 Reseach and Practices

College of Art, Media & Design School of Art

3 credits 90.0 hours
200 level undergraduate course

This course is designed to develop traditional and creative research strategies necessary for contemporary art practice. Students learn to find and use information that can both generate and enhance their ideas. This kind of ‘information literacy’ enriches the content factor in the form and content equation essential to artworks. Using numerous resources for collecting material, research will cover historical, cultural, social, and political contexts for art ideas. Various methods will be explored for recording, classifying and representing information, such as writing, mapping, diagramming, drawing, and other notational systems. In the studio students explore subject and format issues that cross over between the traditional fine arts disciplines. Students in the Painting/Drawing, Sculpture, Printmaking, and Multidiscipline tracks will work form a common syllabus and develop artworks within the traditional framework of their studio base.

Prerequisites Complete 12 credits from subjects IMAG, TIME, OBJT and ENVI or FYWT*101 or FYWT*112

Priority enrollment for IFA majors and Painting & Drawing minors.
This course is not repeatable for credit.