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Academic Catalog 2017-2018
Massachusetts College of Art and Design
   
 
  Dec 13, 2017
 
 
    
Academic Catalog 2017-2018

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Fine Arts 3D: Ceramics

  
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    3DCR351 Adv.Studio: Ceramics 3 cr.


    This course nurtures the development of a coherent body of work based on sophisticated techniques and a maturing sense of aesthetic direction. The course stresses the importance of drawing, model making, and journals to the creative process. Through assigned projects and workshops, students work with faculty to develop a personal body of work that represents depth and breadth of exploration of the ceramics medium. Group and individual discussions emphasize the development of critical vocabulary along with advanced technical exploration.

    Prerequisites: 6 credits in Ceramic Studios

    Hybrid Studio/Critique
    Culturally Diverse Content
    Departmental Requirement
    Fall/Spring
  
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    3DCR392 CER Course Assistantship


  
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    3DCR398 CER Internship


  
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    3DCR399 CER Independent Study


  
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    3DCR401 3D Seminar: Ceramics 3 cr.


    A forum for discussion of current contemporary art making issues in the medium of clay. Students research the topics and artists important to their own development. Visiting artists, slide lectures, studio visits and exhibitions are incorporated. With faculty assistance, students define and develop two bodies of work for each semester. This work must explore different technical areas of clay object-making and firing. An active journal with source material related to the student’s work is required, as are mid-semester critiques and final semester review boards.

    Hybrid Studio/Critique
    Departmental Requirement
    Spring
  
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    3DCR450 Adv.Studio: Ceramics 3 cr.


    This course assists Students in developing a focused coherent body of work through several research projects, exposure to artists and concepts, and the coordination of personal sources, intent and ceramic technique,

    Prerequisites: 3DCR350, 3DCR351

    Hybrid Studio/Critique
    Departmental Requirement
    Fall
  
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    3DCR451 Adv.Studio: Ceramics 3 cr.


    This course nurtures the development of a coherent body of work based on sophisticated techniques and a maturing sense of aesthetic direction. The course stresses the importance of drawing, model making, and journals to the creative process. Through assigned projects and workshops, students work with faculty to develop a personal body of work that represents depth and breadth of exploration of the ceramics medium. Group and individual discussions emphasize the development of critical vocabulary along with advanced technical exploration.

    Prerequisites: 3DCR450

    Hybrid Studio/Critique
    Culturally Diverse Content
    Departmental Requirement
    Spring

Fine Arts 3D: Fabric

  
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    3DFB101 Vietnam – Art and Culture


    This course is designed to give students exposure to Vietnamese culture, art and history. MassArt has a unique opportunity to explore this wonderful country with the support of the Indochina Arts Partnership. Prior to the trip, students will be given a brief overview of Vietnamese history and its cultural influences, focusing on Chinese, French (Beaux Arts) and Soviet (Socialist) influences. The group will travel to Ho Chi Minh City, Da Nang, Imperial City of Hue, and Hanoi. Students will have the opportunity to visit galleries and museums, ancient pagodas and villages famous for ceramics, silk weaving and papermaking, local art colleges and many artists’ studios. SEE TRAVEL COURSE SECTION FOR OFFICIAL REGISTRATION PROCEDURES. TRAVEL TO VIETNAM REQUIRED.

  
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    3DFB221 Flexible Structures 3 cr.


    An exploration of traditional and non-traditional methods of form-making using a variety of flexible, soft, or fibrous materials. Projects explore both technical and conceptual possibilities. Students investigate materials for their potential as sculptural, architectural, functional objects and as mixed-media installations and site-specific environments.

    Hybrid Studio/Critique
    Culturally Diverse Content
    All College Elective
  
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    3DFB222 Intro to Weaving 3 cr.


    An introduction to principles and techniques of floor loom weaving: including warp preparation, dressing the loom, pattern drafting, basic loom controlled and weaver controlled weaves. Slide presentations emphasize a personal approach to the media.

    Hybrid Studio/Critique
    Culturally Diverse Content
    All College Elective
  
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    3DFB223 Surface Design on Fabric: Resist 3 cr.


    An introduction to fabric dyes and procedures and to resist processes. Japanese, African, and Indonesian techniques for tie-dye, batik, paste resists, and hand painting on fabric are studied. Emphasis is on development of personal expression as well as technical proficiency. Workshops, slide presentation, and a visiting artists lecture are included.

    Hybrid Studio/Critique
    Culturally Diverse Content
  
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    3DFB224 Paper Making 3 cr.


    This course is an introduction to traditional and experimental methods of hand papermaking, with an emphasis on papermaking as an expressive art medium. Projects explore 2D and 3D concepts and techniques, including sheet forming and casting. Emphasis is on personal expression and technical proficiency.

    Hybrid Studio/Critique
    Culturally Diverse Content
    All College Elective
  
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    3DFB226 Surface Design: Print 3 cr.


    An introduction to various methods of screen printing on fabric with dyes and pigments. Projects incorporate photographic and cut stencil techniques used in one of kind imagery and repeat pattern surfaces. Emphasis is on personal expression and technical experimentation.

    Hybrid Studio/Critique
    Culturally Diverse Content
    All College Elective
  
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    3DFB227 Intro to Fibers 3 cr.


    Intro to Fibers is a class that introduces a mix of traditional and contemporary fiber techniques that may include a combination of sewing, knitting, crocheting, weaving, dyeing, and surface design using traditional and non-traditional materials.

    Hybrid Studio/Critique
    Culturally Diverse Content
    All College Elective
  
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    3DFB228 Photo Imagery on Fabric 3 cr.


    Students will return to the origins of photography by hand coating fabric and paper with the light sensitive emulsions. Additional techniques may include Polaroid transfers, acrylic lifts, and heat transfers. Resultant images can be incorporated into quilts, clothing, artists books, collage/assemblage and can be combined with other techniques and processes applicable to paper and fabric.

    Hybrid Studio/Critique
    All College Elective
  
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    3DFB229 Sculptural Knitting 3 cr.


    This course is for students interested in exploring the ways that knitting can be used as a medium for sculpture and installation. This class will explore different techniques of creating form: knitting in the round, sewing, using alternative materials, felting, found objects, knitting on looms and by machine. The course looks at artists using knitting and related techniques and will examine contemporary issues related to the variety of approaches.

    Studio
    All College Elective
  
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    3DFB300 3D Seminar: Fibers 3 cr.


    A forum for discussion of current contemporary art-making issues in fiber mediums. Students research the topics and artists important to their own development. Visiting artists, slide lectures, studio visits and exhibitions are incorporated. Students define and develop a personal body of work. An active journal with source material related to this work is required, as are mid-semester critiques and final semester review boards.

    Lecture/Seminar
    Culturally Diverse Content
    Departmental Requirement
    Fall
  
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    3DFB301 3D Seminar: Fibers 3 cr.


    A forum for discussion of current contemporary art-making issues in fiber mediums. Students research the topics and artists important to their own development. Visiting artists, slide lectures, studio visits and exhibitions are incorporated. Students define and develop a personal body of work. An active journal with source material related to this work is required, as are mid-semester critiques and final semester review boards.

    Prerequisites: 3DFB300

    Lecture/Seminar
    Culturally Diverse Content
    Departmental Requirement
    Spring
  
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    3DFB322 Intermediate Weaving 3 cr.


    An exploration of more complex weaving techniques, including computer-aided drafting, multiple harness, 3D weaves, and ikat. Projects emphasize contemporary uses of woven imagery and forms along with personal expression.

    Prerequisites: 3DFB222

    Hybrid Studio/Critique
    Culturally Diverse Content
    All College Elective
  
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    3DFB324 Advanced Papermaking 3cr.


    THIS COURSE OFFERS STUDENTS WHO HAVE A BASIC UNDERSTANDING OF THE PAPERMAKING PROCESS, THE OPPORTUNITY TO EXPAND AND REFINE TECHNICAL SKILLS AND AESTHETIC CONCEPTS IN TWO AND THREE DIMENSIONAL APPROACHES TO HANDMADE PAPER.  ADVANCED TECHNIQUES ARE EXPLORED THROUGH WORKSHOPS/DEMONSTRATIONS, BUT MAJOR EMPHASIS IS PLACED ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF A PERSONAL BODY OF WORK.  SLIDE PRESENTATIONS, VISITING ARTISTS, AND A FIELD TRIP ARE INCLUDED IN THIS COURSE

    Prerequisites: 3DFB224

    Spring
  
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    3DFB350 Adv. Studio: Fibers 3 cr.


    Through assigned projects and workshops, students work with faculty to develop a personal body of work that represents depth and breadth of exploration of the fiber medium. Group and individual discussions emphasize the development of critical vocabulary along with advanced technical exploration.

    Hybrid Studio/Critique
    Culturally Diverse Content
    Departmental Requirement
    Fall
  
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    3DFB351 Adv. Studio: Fibers 3 cr.


    Through assigned projects and workshops, students work with faculty to develop a personal body of work that represents depth and breadth of exploration of the fiber medium. Group and individual discussions emphasize the development of critical vocabulary along with advanced technical exploration.

    Prerequisites: 3DFB350

    Hybrid Studio/Critique
    Culturally Diverse Content
    Departmental Requirement
    Spring
  
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    3DFB392 FIB Course Assistantship


  
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    3DFB398 FIB Internship


  
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    3DFB399 FIB Independent Study


  
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    3DFB401 3D Seminar: Fibers 3 cr.


    A forum for discussion of current contemporary art-making issues in fiber mediums. Students research the topics and artists important to their own development. Visiting artists, slide lectures, studio visits and exhibitions are incorporated. Students define and develop a personal body of work. An active journal with source material related to this work is required, as are mid-semester critiques and final semester review boards.

    Prerequisites: 3DFB300, 3DFB301, 3DFB400

    Lecture/Seminar
    Culturally Diverse Content
    Departmental Requirement
    Spring
  
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    3DFB422 Advanced Weaving 3 cr.


    An exploration of more complex weaving techniques, including computer-aided drafting, multiple harness, 3D weaves, and ikat. Projects emphasize contemporary uses of woven imagery and forms along with personal expression.

    Prerequisites: 3DFB322

    Hybrid Studio/Critique
    Culturally Diverse Content
    Departmental Elective
  
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    3DFB450 Advanced Fibers Studio 3 cr.


    Development of a coherent body of work through coordination of the student’s personal sources, intent and technical abilities. Group and individual discussions emphasize the development of critical vocabulary along with advanced technical exploration. A research component complements the studio work to further develop the student’s knowledge of historical and contemporary fiber art.

    Hybrid Studio/Critique
    Culturally Diverse Content
    Departmental Requirement
    Fall
  
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    3DFB451 Advanced Fibers Studio 3 cr.


    Development of a coherent body of work through coordination of the student’s personal sources, intent and technical abilities. Group and individual discussions emphasize the development of critical vocabulary along with advanced technical exploration. A research component complements the studio work to further develop the student’s knowledge of historical and contemporary fiber art.

    Hybrid Studio/Critique
    Culturally Diverse Content
    Departmental Requirement
    Spring

Fine Arts 3D: Glass

  
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    3DGL101 Introduction To Glass: A Survey 3 cr.


    This is a studio foundation course that is meant to both acquaint students with the glass studio and to teach a survey of the techniques that are required for glass fabrication. Areas of focus will include: glassblowing, kiln casting, fused glass, sand casting and a general cold glass overview. Studio time will include lectures covering a survey of glass art history and visits with local glass artists.

    Studio
    All College Elective
  
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    3DGL103 Structured Light:an Exploration of Large-Scale Monochromatic Fields of Light 3cr.


    Creating large scale, site-specific sculptures, introduces a host of challenges to the creative
    process. As with all artwork, starting with a conceptual framework (the idea) is at the root of
    a project. Solving technical issues frequently requires cooperation between the artist,
    engineers and client.

    Students from various disciplines (3d, Architecture and Industrial Design) will work
    with the instructor and project artist Daniel Clayman to create a suspended cable and glass
    sculpture in the new Design Building. We will work with building engineers, glass suppliers and
    MassArt curatorial staff to create this soaring visual statement, which will occupy much of the
    three story lobby area. The students will be the crew; actually installing the sculpture,
    scheduling help, paying attention to safety concerns, completing the rigging etc.

    As part of the class, students will be divided up into teams to locate a public space that attracts
    them and with instructor guidance formulate a proposal for a site-specific work. Students will
    work through ideas, presentations, budgets and many of the other items required to operate in
    this type of arena. These hands on experiences should set the stage for students’ future work.

    Undergraduate Elective
    Fall Only

  
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    3DGL231 Glassblowing 3 cr.


    An introduction to basic glassblowing techniques used to make vessels and sculptural forms. Group glassblowing clinics encourage team work. Progressively more difficult assignments develop skill and concepts. Historical and contemporary glass techniques, designs, and applications are discussed and incorporated into student work.

    Hybrid Studio/Critique
    Fall
  
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    3DGL232 Cold Glass Techniques 3 cr.


    An introduction to techniques, tools, and equipment used in fabricating and assembling glass objects. Topics include equipment and technical information used to cut, grind, polish, drill and sandblast glass. Proper use and maintenance of all equipment is stressed. Historical and contemporary glass techniques, designs, and applications are discussed and incorporated into student work. Emphasis is on personal expression and technical proficiency.

    Hybrid Studio/Critique
    Spring
  
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    3DGL233 Sculptural Glass 3 cr.


    This course emphasizes individual expression and experimentation with glass as a sculptural medium. This class instructs students in various kiln-related casting, slumping and fusing techniques. Proper use and safety with shop equipment is emphasized.

    Hybrid Studio/Critique
    Culturally Diverse Content
  
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    3DGL234 Hot Glass Casting 3 cr.


    An introduction to technical information used in the process of casting molten glass. Topics include various mold-making and mixed-media applications. Proper use and maintenance of all equipment is stressed. Historical and contemporary glass techniques, designs, and applications are discussed and incorporated into student work. Projects emphasize personal expression and experimentation, and technical proficiency.

    Hybrid Studio/Critique
    Culturally Diverse Content
  
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    3DGL250 East Meets West: An Intersection of the Art: Istanbul, Turkey 3 cr.


    This trip will be a dynamic exploration of Turkey and the role that it has played shaping the cultural, artistic and historical climate in Eastern Europe. As a bridge between Europe and Asia, Istanbul is a unique city in many ways. The course’s goal is to explore the convergence of the contemporary art scene in Istanbul while reveling in the rich history and culture that Turkey has to offer. During our journey, we will spend our time both in Istanbul, and at an Artist Retreat located in the countryside 45 minutes north of the city, near the Black Sea. The school, “Cam Ocai”. (in English referred to as The Glass Furnace) is Turkey’s first glass school and has state of the art studios for learning, applying, and experimenting with various hot and cold glass techniques.

    Lecture/Seminar
    All College Elective
  
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    3DGL300 3D Seminar: Glass 3 cr.


    A forum for discussion of current issues in contemporary glass object-making. Students research the topics and artists important to their own development. Visiting artists, slide lectures, studio visits and exhibitions are incorporated. Students work with faculty to develop a personal body of work that represents depth and breadth of exploration of the medium. Mid-semester critiques and final semester review boards required. Before graduation, students are required to document their work and submit 10-20 slides of their final projects to the FA3D Department.

    Lecture/Seminar
    Culturally Diverse Content
    Fall
  
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    3DGL301 3D Seminar: Glass 3 cr.


    A forum for discussion of current issues in contemporary glass object-making. Students research the topics and artists important to their own development. Visiting artists, slide lectures, studio visits and exhibitions are incorporated. Students work with faculty to develop a personal body of work that represents depth and breadth of exploration of the medium. Mid-semester critiques and final semester review boards required. Before graduation, students are required to document their work and submit 10-20 slides of their final projects to the FA3D Department.

    Lecture/Seminar
    Spring
  
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    3DGL321 Intermediate Glassblowing 3 cr.


    A continuation of basic and more advanced glassblowing techniques used to make vessels and sculptural forms. Progressively more difficult assignments develop skills and concepts. Historical and contemporary glass techniques are discussed and incorporated into student work.

    Prerequisites: 3DGL231

    Hybrid Studio/Critique
  
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    3DGL334 Advanced Glassblowing 3 cr.


    Challenging design and technical possibilities in functional and sculptural formats. Students incorporate advanced techniques into specific projects. Historical and contemporary glass techniques, designs, and applications are discussed and incorporated into student work. Projects emphasize personal expression and experimentation, and technical proficiency.

    Hybrid Studio/Critique
    Departmental Requirement
  
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    3DGL350 Adv.Studio: Glass 3 cr.


    Nurtures the development of a coherent body of work based on sophisticated techniques and a maturing sense of aesthetic direction. The course stresses the importance of drawing, models, and journals to the creative process. Through assigned projects and workshops, students work with faculty to develop a personal body of work that represents depth and breadth of exploration of the glass medium. Group and individual discussions emphasize the development of critical vocabulary along with advanced technical exploration. 6 credits (two semesters).

    Hybrid Studio/Critique
    Fall
  
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    3DGL351 Adv.Studio: Glass 3 cr.


    Nurtures the development of a coherent body of work based on sophisticated techniques and a maturing sense of aesthetic direction. The course stresses the importance of drawing, models, and journals to the creative process. Through assigned projects and workshops, students work with faculty to develop a personal body of work that represents depth and breadth of exploration of the glass medium. Group and individual discussions emphasize the development of critical vocabulary along with advanced technical exploration. 6 credits (two semesters)

    Hybrid Studio/Critique
    Culturally Diverse Content
    Spring
  
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    3DGL401 3D Seminar: Glass 3 cr.


    A forum for discussion of current issues in contemporary glass object-making. Students research the topics and artists important to their own development. Visiting artists, slide lectures, studio visits and exhibitions are incorporated. Students work with faculty to develop a personal body of work that represents depth and breadth of exploration of the medium. Mid-semester critiques and final semester review boards required. Before graduation, students are required to document their work and submit 10-20 slides of their final projects to the FA3D Department.

    Lecture/Seminar
    Culturally Diverse Content
    Spring
  
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    3DGL450 Adv.Studio: Glass 3 cr.


    Nurtures the development of a coherent body of work based on sophisticated techniques and a maturing sense of aesthetic direction. The course stresses the importance of drawing, models, and journals to the creative process. Through assigned projects and workshops, students work with faculty to develop a personal body of work that represents depth and breadth of exploration of the glass medium. Group and individual discussions emphasize the development of critical vocabulary along with advanced technical exploration. 6 credits (two semesters)

    Hybrid Studio/Critique
    Culturally Diverse Content
    Fall
  
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    3DGL451 Adv.Studio: Glass 3 cr.


    Nurtures the development of a coherent body of work based on sophisticated techniques and a maturing sense of aesthetic direction. The course stresses the importance of drawing, models, and journals to the creative process. Through assigned projects and workshops, students work with faculty to develop a personal body of work that represents depth and breadth of exploration of the glass medium. Group and individual discussions emphasize the development of critical vocabulary along with advanced technical exploration. 6 credits (two semesters)

    Hybrid Studio/Critique
    Culturally Diverse Content
    Spring

Fine Arts 3D: Jewelry and Metalsmithing

  
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    3DML200 Jewelry 3 cr.


    An introduction to basic issues and techniques unique to jewelry as a creative and expressive medium. Students discuss traditional and contemporary attitudes toward body adornment and learn the techniques of basic fabrication (cold-joining, sawing, soldering, finishing), lost-wax casting, and stone-setting. Projects use precious metals and common materials. Proper use and maintenance of all equipment is stressed.

    Hybrid Studio/Critique
  
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    3DML208 Casting Intensive for Jewelers 3cr.


    With the eyes and hands of a jeweler this course investigates various casting techniques. The
    class incorporates both ancient methods and contemporary practices of casting multiples with
    non-ferrous metals including bronze, silver and gold. Students are required to create specific
    samples and finished pieces that use the techniques taught. Students are also required to
    research examples of cast jewelry found in many diverse cultures as they develop their own ideas
    through non-jewelry research and observation. Safety practices are incorporated and practiced
    throughout the course. Importance is placed on wearibilty, craftsmanship, respect for safety and
    idea development. This course is open to all levels.

    Undergraduate Elective
    Fall Only
  
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    3DML210 Beginning Metal 3 cr.


    An introduction to basic metalworking techniques, focusing on design and function. Assignments cover problems that are both aesthetic and technical. Metal fabrication, inlay, forging, sinking, and stone-setting are introduced. Proper use and maintenance of all equipment is stressed.

    Hybrid Studio/Critique
    Fall
  
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    3DML213 Fiber Techniques & Metals 3cr.


    Fiber techniques in metal such as crocheting, knitting and weaving as well as fiber-based
    techniques of sewing and felting will be introduced and applied to three-dimensional
    jewelry and object making. Focusing on historical and contemporary uses of fiber techniques in
    metal, this course will explore relationships between metal and fiber through a series of
    independent projects.

    Undergraduate Elective
    Spring Only
  
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    3DML220 Intermediate Metals 3 cr.


    Study in Series: development of a personal style through a series of projects based on one source. Projects include technical and aesthetic experimentation in casting, raising (sheet form-making), etching, and chasing and repousse.

    Prerequisites: 3DML210

    Hybrid Studio/Critique
    Spring
  
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    3DML229 Intro to Enameling: Glass on Metal 3 cr


    This class introduces and explores vitreous enamel on metal as a medium for visual artists. This course is an ideal introduction for students who want to learn different methods of applying permanent color, images and textures to surfaces
    on metal. Fundamental techniques on how to fuse colored glass powders onto metal surfaces by means of kilns and torches as well as a variety
    of textural and surface treatments are covered. The traditional methods of “Basse taille,
    Champleve, Cloisonne, Limoges and Sgraffito” are introduced. The course includes painting, stenciling, drawing and image transfers onto
    enamel surfaces.

    Hybrid Studio Critique
    Undergraduate Elective
    Fall and Spring
  
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    3DML230 Color and Metal 3 cr.


    An examination of the color palette available for metals. Projects include enameling, patination, alloy-making, and painting. Proper use and maintenance of all equipment is stressed.

    Hybrid Studio/Critique
  
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    3DML300 3D Seminar: Metals


    A forum for discussion of current contemporary art making issues in the medium of metal. Students
    research the topics and artists important to their own development. Visiting artists, slide lectures,
    studio visits, and exhibitions are incorporated. With faculty assistance, students define and
    develop a personal body of work. An active journal with source material related to this work is
    required, as are mid-semester critiques and final semester review boards. Prerequisite: MTL210 and
    any metals elective.

    Prerequisites: 3DML-210, 3DML-220 and 3DTD-201

    Fall Only
  
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    3DML301 3D Seminar: Metals 3 cr.


    Spring semester junior level seminar. A forum for discussion of current contemporary art-making issues in the medium of metal. Students research the topics and artists important to their own development. Visiting artists, slide lectures, studio visits, and exhibitions are incorporated. With faculty assistance, students define and develop a personal body of work. An active journal with source material related to this work is required, as are mid-semester critiques and final semester review boards.

    Lecture/Seminar
    Spring
  
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    3DML303 Some Like It Hot: Enameling 3cr.


    This class explores vitreous enamel as a medium for visual artists, ideal for experienced
    students who want to expand their knowledge about different methods of applying permanent color and
    images to surfaces on metal. You will build off of the fundamental techniques on how to fuse
    colored glass powders onto metal surfaces by means of kilns and torches and explore a variety
    of textural and surface treatments. You will learn traditional methods including Basse taille.
    Champleve, Cloisonne, Limoges and Sgraffito, as you experiment with etching, painting,
    stenciling, drawing and image transfers onto enamel surfaces.

    Prerequisites: 3DML-200 or 3DML-210

    Undergraduate Elective
    Spring Only
  
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    3DML304 CAD for Jewelry and Metals 3 cr.


    Computer-Aided Design for Jewelry and Metals is a focused elective that covers fundamental strategies and methods for creating jewelry and metal objects using computer technology. CAD and 3D modeling programs are used for developing a series of objects that are designed to be made with a variety of output including CNC milling and rapid prototyping.

    Prerequisites: MTL210, MTL200 or permission

    Hybrid Studio/Critique
  
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    3DML305 Raising and Forming 3 cr.


    This course uses traditional large-scale forming techniques to develop sculptural forms and vessels. Raising or smithing skills are required.

    Prerequisites: 3D220 or 3DSC353

    Hybrid Studio/Critique
    Culturally Diverse Content
  
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    3DML306 Flatware & Functional Objects 3cr.


    This course is an introduction to basic issues and techniques unique to creating flatware and
    functional table objects with metal. Students discuss traditional and contemporary attitudes
    toward flatware and functional objects and learn techniques such as forging sheet and bar stock,
    sinking, planishing and soldering larger objects. Students also learn to develop simple outlines,
    templates and layouts combining hand drawing and 2D CAD. Projects are made of precious metals
    which may include sterling silver and common materials including copper and brass. Proper use
    and maintenance of all equipment is stressed.

    Prerequisites: 3DML-200 or 3DML-210

    Undergraduate Elective
    Fall Only
  
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    3DML350 Adv.Studio: Metals 3 cr.


    Nurtures the development of a coherent body of work based on sophisticated techniques and a maturing sense of aesthetic direction. The course stresses the importance of drawing, models, and journals to the creative process. Students propose and complete three projects. Group and individual discussions emphasize the development of critical vocabulary along with advanced technical exploration.

    Hybrid Studio/Critique
    Fall
  
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    3DML351 Adv.Studio: Metals 3 cr.


    Nurtures the development of a coherent body of work based on sophisticated techniques and a maturing sense of aesthetic direction. The course stresses the importance of drawing, models, and journals to the creative process. Students propose and complete three projects. Group and individual discussions emphasize the development of critical vocabulary along with advanced technical exploration.

    Prerequisites: 3DML350

    Hybrid Studio/Critique
    Spring
  
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    3DML392 MTL Course Assistantship


  
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    3DML398 MTL Internship


  
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    3DML399 MTL Independent Study


  
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    3DML401 3D Seminar: METALS 3 cr.


    Spring semester majors seminar. A forum for discussion of current issues in contemporary metal object-making. Students research the topics and artists important to their own development. Visiting artists, slide lectures, studio visits, and exhibitions are incorporated. Students work with faculty to develop a personal body of work that represents depth and breadth of exploration of the medium. Mid-semester critiques and final semester review boards required. Before graduation, students are required to document their work and submit 10-20 slides of their final projects to the FA3D Department.

    Lecture/Seminar
    Culturally Diverse Content
    Spring
  
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    3DML404 CAD for Jewelry II 3cr.


    Building on CAD and digital skills acquired in 3DML 304 CAD for Jewelry, or 3DTD 306 3D CAD,
    this course further explores the the opportunities available with CAD and digital
    technologies for Jewelry scale object-making. This course will include more advanced 3D
    modeling techniques, script-based and parametric object making concepts and techniques. 

    Prerequisites: Take 3DML-304 or 3DTD-306 or Permission of Instructor

    Undergraduate Elective
    Fall Only
  
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    3DML450 Adv.Studio: Metals 3 cr.


    Production of a consistent, advanced body of work. Students work with faculty to develop a personal body of work that represents depth and breadth of exploration of the medium. Group and individual discussions emphasize the development of critical vocabulary along with advanced technical exploration. Group and individual discussions emphasize the development of critical vocabulary along with advanced technical exploration. 6 credits.(two semesters)

    Hybrid Studio/Critique
    Fall
  
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    3DML451 Adv.Studio: Metals 3 cr.


    Production of a consistent, advanced body of work. Students work with faculty to develop a personal body of work that represents depth and breadth of exploration of the medium. Group and individual discussions emphasize the development of critical vocabulary along with advanced technical exploration. Group and individual discussions emphasize the development of critical vocabulary along with advanced technical exploration. 6 credits.(two semesters)

    Prerequisites: 3DML450

    Hybrid Studio/Critique
    Spring

Fine Arts 3D: Sculpture

  
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    3DSC3X0 Advanced Figurative Sculpture 3 cr.


    Hybrid Studio/Critique
  
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    3DSC3X1 Bladesmithing 3 cr.


    Course will include a compressed pattern welding (Damascus steel) tutorial with students grouped in pairs to produce the pattern welded steel for their projects. Second phase will include: knife design and construction. Third phase will include fabrication and finishing of projects.

    Prerequisites: 3DSC253

    Hybrid Studio/Critique
    All College Elective
  
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    3DSC3X2 Technology and Culture 3 cr.


    This is a studio course open to beginning and advanced students. The course will focus on the interrelationship between technology and culture and is dedicated to the study of historically significant artifacts.

    Hybrid Studio/Critique
    Culturally Diverse Content
  
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    3DSC201 Foundry Processes in Sculpture 3 cr.


    An introduction to the foundry process. Students make bronze and aluminum castings using processes of greensand and lost-wax ceramic shell casting. Course covers mold-making, casting, and chasing. Emphasis is on personal expression and technical proficiency. Proper use and maintenance of all tools is stressed.

    Hybrid Studio/Critique
  
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    3DSC202 Ceramic Handbuilding 3 cr.


    Exploration and instruction to develop technical, aesthetic, and skills in ceramic handbuilding processes. Projects are designed to use clay as a versatile material for all types of object-making. Students investigate historical and contemporary artists and techniques. Various tools include the slab roller, extruders, plaster molds, and sand blaster. Slip/glaze applications include both high and low-fire techniques with gas and electric kilns.

    Hybrid Studio/Critique
  
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    3DSC203 Molding and Casting 3 cr.


    This is a beginning course in mold-making, introducing materials and techniques used in the creation of rigid and flexible molds. Initial focus will be on traditional casting methods, including life-casting and the use of waste molds, but as the semester progresses and the student begins to understand the possibilities of the processes, alternative methods and materials will be introduced.

    Hybrid Studio/Critique
  
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    3DSC220 Iron Casting 3 cr


    Ironcasting as an art form has grown out of hundreds of years of ritual ceremony and industrial innovation. This convergence has been reinvented and found new life in the contemporary sculpture field. This course will cover the multi-faceted discipline of ironcasting, including the function of the furnace and corresponding equipment, cast iron art objects, and the performance potential of the material in its liquid state, with particular emphasis on safety and proper procedure. We will examine different mold possibilities used in conjunction with this process; including ceramic shell, the introduction of resin-bonded sand, and alternative, unconventional, casting practices. Throughout the course will discuss the historical, contemporary, and conceptual attributes of cast iron as a sculpture material, approaching our investigation this from both a technical and aesthetic vantage point.

    Prerequisites: 3DSC220

    hybrid studio/critique
    elective
    Fall
  
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    3DSC221 Flexible Structures 3 cr.


    An exploration of traditional and nontraditional methods of form-making using a variety of flexible, soft, or fibrous materials. Projects explore both technical and conceptual possibilities. Students investigate materials for their potential as sculptural, architectural, functional objects and as mixed-media installations and site-specific environments.

    Hybrid Studio/Critique
    Culturally Diverse Content
  
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    3DSC222 Puppet Workshop 3 cr.


    This course is an introduction to the basics of movable dynamic figures (possibly human but possibly otherwise) in a variety of materials which respond to the action of the human hand (or, conceivably, other body parts). Through lectures, demonstrations and assigned projects, this course will cover the creation of a variety of movable joints. The class will concern itself with an assortment of means of providing and delivering motivation from human students to otherwise inanimate puppets, either directly or with such means as strings, rods or other connectors. Put simply, we want to make puppets, we want them to be movable and we want to make them move.

    Hybrid Studio/Critique
    Culturally Diverse Content
    Departmental Elective
  
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    3DSC223 Design and Construction in Metal 3 cr.


    Introduction to “cold” metal fabrication techniques and machining processes. Students learn to make precise measurements, read mechanical drawings, design and create various types of mechanical joints. Processes include use of power shear, sheet roller, pan brake, English wheel, precision lathe and vertical milling machine. Each student is encouraged to create a final project that integrates these techniques and processes with their personal artistic goals.

    Hybrid Studio/Critique
  
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    3DSC231 Puppet Performance Studio 3cr.


    This course is concerned with the development and production of puppets and their use in a number
    of performance situations. Through lectures, demonstrations and assigned projects, this course
    will cover the creation of characters, sets and scenery with the goal of a substantial
    performance at the end of the semester. Students will make the puppets with the appearance and
    capabilities suitable to specific characters. They will also, throughout the course, be engaged
    in acting, performance and character development exercises.  We will make puppets; we will learn
    to perform with them; we will put on a show.

    Undergraduate Elective
    Spring Only
  
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    3DSC232 Color for Object Makers 3cr


    This course looks at the use of color in historical and contemporary sculptural practices.
    The goals of this course are for students to engage and understand the following:

    The qualities and properties of color. The influence of historical practices on the use
    of color in sculpture. The use of color in object making. The relationship between color and meaning. The theories underlying contemporary understanding of the social and psychological impact of color.

    Seminar Critique
    Undergraduate Elective
    Fall

  
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    3DSC251 Figurative Clay 3 cr.


    A study of the construction of portrait and figure executed from life in clay. Students work with plaster as a casting medium.

    Hybrid Studio/Critique
  
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    3DSC253 Welding 3 cr.


    An introduction to the construction of steel sculpture produced through oxy-gas and arc welding. Students work with forging and machine shop practices.

    Hybrid Studio/Critique
  
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    3DSC260 Woodcarving 3 cr.


    An introduction to wood-carving methods with basic information about types of wood and traditional uses. Demonstrations cover use and care of mallets,chisels and knives. Proper use and maintenance of all tools is stressed.

    Hybrid Studio/Critique
    Culturally Diverse Content
  
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    3DSC300 3D Seminar: Sculpture 3 cr.


    A forum for discussion of current contemporary art-making issues in sculpture. Students research the topics and artists important to their own development. Visiting artists, slide lectures, studio visits and exhibitions are incorporated. With faculty assistance, students define and develop a personal body of work that represents depth and breadth of exploration of appropriate media. An active journal with source material related to this work is required, as are mid-semester critiques and final semester review boards. 6 credits (two semesters)

    Prerequisites: All freshman and sophomore prerequisites

    Lecture/Seminar
    Fall
  
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    3DSC301 3D Seminar: Sculpture 3 cr.


    A forum for discussion of current contemporary art-making issues in sculpture. Students research the topics and artists important to their own development. Visiting artists, slide lectures, studio visits and exhibitions are incorporated. With faculty assistance, students define and develop a personal body of work that represents depth and breadth of exploration of appropriate media. An active journal with source material related to this work is required, as are mid-semester critiques and final semester review boards. 6 credits (two semesters)

    Lecture/Seminar
    Culturally Diverse Content
    Spring
  
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    3DSC304 Advanced Metal Project 3 cr.


    This course offers to students who have successfully completed any of the beginning metalshop classes a venue to further enhance their hand and conceptual skills. Projects will be generated individually , and each student will develop a series of works based upon his or her preferred medium. Drawings, process plans, and critiques will be an integral part of the class. Students will be expected to present their work to the class for feedback all during the process. Advanced welding, fabrication, black-smithing, and foundry will be covered on an as-needed basis.

    Prerequisites: Three credits from 3DSC201, 3DSC353X, 3DSC253, 3DSC223

    Hybrid Studio/Critique
    Culturally Diverse Content
  
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    3DSC304 Ceramic Sculpture 3 cr.


    Ceramic Sculpture is an advanced elective studio course which includes both aesthetic and technical information applied to producing contemporary ceramic sculpture. Over the semester, discussions concerning the potential of ceramic technologies and uses surrounding the ‘art object’ and sculpture will be built into the content of studio projects/investigations. Slide and book lectures will include objects of various cultures and periods. Presentation of objects, installation, site-specific and environmental art in nature and architecture will also be discussed and experienced. Through involved exploration, each student should expect to produce work which reflects personal technical and conceptual development.

    Hybrid Studio/Critique
    Culturally Diverse Content
  
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    3DSC309 Advanced Wood Sculpture 3 cr.


    This is a hands-on studio course focusing on sculptural object-making, using wood as a medium. The course will integrate intuitive approaches and structured processes through direct engagement with the material. In addition to guiding the student through various technical hurdles encountered as the projects unfold, equal stress is placed on the development of ideas and intent. Investigations in planning and prototyping, multiples production and large-scale works will also be included.

    Prerequisites: 3DTD201 or EDAD202

    Hybrid Studio/Critique
    All College Elective
  
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    3DSC310 Intro to Kinetic Art 3 cr.


    This course is intended for object-makers, to introduce motion into their sculpture. An overview on the history of kinetic art is provided to inspire a richness of conceptual thinking. The course is directed toward a final project of the student’s design, which may be sculpture, installation, performance, costume, robotics, toys, etc. Issues covered include: mechanism design and troubleshooting; hand cranks; ratchets; solenoids; motors; drive systems; and, basic steelworking techniques aimed at building safe and reliable kinetic art.

    Prerequisites: 3DSC253, 3DSC264 or instructor’s permission

    Hybrid Studio/Critique
  
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    3DSC313 Advanced Foundry 3cr


    Students in this section review and build upon
    the techniques and processes from 3DSC201, and
    are exposed to knowledge about how to run foundry
    equipment such as: burnout kilns, melting
    furnaces, and ceramic shell slurry equipment.

    Prerequisites: 3DSC-201

    Hybrid Studio Critique
    Undergraduate Elective
    Fall and Spring
  
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    3DSC314 Iron Casting II 3cr.


    This course builds upon the knowledge and expertise gained in Iron Casting (3DSC-220).
    Advanced assignments are given, and students engage in advanced level studio research within
    the medium and process of iron casting.

    Prerequisites: 3DSC-201 & 3DSC-220

    Undergraduate Elective
    Fall and Spring
  
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    3DSC350 Adv.Studio: Sculpture 3 cr.


    Nurtures the development of a coherent body of work based on sophisticated techniques and a maturing sense of aesthetic direction. The course stresses the importance of drawing, model-making, and journals to the creative process. Group and individual discussions emphasize the development of critical vocabulary along with advanced technical exploration. 6 credits (two semesters).

    Hybrid Studio/Critique
    Culturally Diverse Content
    Fall
  
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    3DSC351 Adv.Studio: Sculpture 3 cr.


    Nurtures the development of a coherent body of work based on sophisticated techniques and a maturing sense of aesthetic direction. The course stresses the importance of drawing, model-making, and journals to the creative process. Group and individual discussions emphasize the development of critical vocabulary along with advanced technical exploration. 6 credits (two semesters).

    Hybrid Studio/Critique
    Spring
  
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    3DSC353 Metals Fabrication & Blacksmithing 3 cr.


    Development of skills and techniques used in ferrous and nonferrous metal object-making. Students learn hot forge processes and machine tooling. Projects incorporate conceptual experimentation and technical skill development. Proper use and maintenance of all equipment is stressed.

    Prerequisites: 3DSC253

    Hybrid Studio/Critique
    Culturally Diverse Content
  
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    3DSC354 Anatomical Structure 3 cr.


    An in-depth study of the bones and muscles of the human figure, working primarily in 3D form. Course covers movement, proportions, and development through growth and aging.

    Hybrid Studio/Critique
    Culturally Diverse Content
  
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    3DSC392 SC Course Assistantship


  
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    3DSC398 SC Internship


  
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    3DSC399 SC Independent Study


  
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    3DSC399 SC Independent Study


  
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    3DSC401 3D Seminar: Sculpture 3 cr.


    A forum for discussion of current issues related to contemporary sculpture. Students research the topics and artists important to their own development. Visiting artists, slide lectures, studio visits, and exhibitions are incorporated. Students work with faculty to develop a personal body of work that represents depth and breadth of exploration of appropriate media. Mid-semester critiques and final semester review boards required. Before graduation, students are required to document their work and submit 10-20 slides of their final projects to the FA3D Department.

    Lecture/Seminar
    Spring
  
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    3DSC450 Adv.Studio: Sculpture Not on Web 3 cr.


    Production of a consistent, advanced body of work. Students work with faculty to develop a personal body of work that represents depth and breadth of exploration of appropriate media. Group and individual discussions emphasize the development of critical vocabulary along with advanced technical exploration. 6 credits

    Hybrid Studio/Critique
    Departmental Requirement
    Fall
 

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