The mentorship experience is designed to perfect the student's craft in a particular medium through an intensive, hands-on experience with an acknowledged expert. A mentorship is a collaboration among the student, the student's advisor, and the mentoring environment's point person.
This course provides advanced level students with an internship opportunity to gain professional experience in an area of concentration or interest while receiving credit towards their degree. Students must be a junior or senior and have a GPA of 3.0. Students work with the Internship Coordinator to design and implement their internship.
This beginning course will introduce students to the history and practice of painting. Students learn basic techniques of underpainting, mixing, blending, building form, composition, and concept with effective use of texture and color. Technical issues will be discussed and practiced through a variety of materials, methods, and imagery. Students will produce a series of paintings in a range of media.
This course teaches students how to represent accurately and proportionately objects, planes, and volumes by developing hand-to-eye coordination with line and tone, wet and dry media. Basics of perspective are covered in various exercises augmented by critiques, presentations, and discussions.
This course teaches students how to represent accurately and proportionately objects, planes, and volumes by developing hand-to-eye coordination with line and tone, wet and dry media. Basics of perspective are covered in various exercises augmented by critiques, presentations, and discussions.
This is an art appreciation course utilizing Chicago's wealth of museums, architecture, and public art. By examining broad themes such as art and the self, art and power, art and the invisible, students gain the vocabulary, visual analysis skills, and historical background to understand many kinds of art. Slide lectures and class discussions provide the background for field trips to view art in person. Students must purchase the textbook Looking at Art and pay some museum admission fees.
The mentorship experience is designed to perfect the student's craft in a particular medium through an intensive, hands-on experience with an acknowledged expert. A mentorship is a collaboration among the student, the student's advisor, and the mentoring environment's point person.
In Art as Practice, students learn the skills needed to function as a practicing artist in the contemporary art world. Students will integrate the necessary tools allowing them to sustain a lifelong practice in art, from sound research practices, to honed writing skills and presentation methodologies. The class emphasizes the planning process and working in collaboration with peers to enhance career success.
Independent Project
This is an interdisciplinary studio class, taught as a 5-day intensive workshop. Students engage with a specific topic, using this as the spring-board to the creation of either a concise body of work, or an interdisciplinary project. The class is required for MA's, as a culmination of their required studio classes; it is also recommended for MFA's interested in developing a focused project.