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Academic Catalog 2013-2014 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Fibers


One of the world’s oldest art forms, fiber is a rich source of creative inspiration. The fibers program teaches students both traditional and innovative techniques for working with fiber in two and three dimensions. Courses are offered in weaving, surface design, hand papermaking, interlacing, dyeing, constructions, and collage. Students are encouraged to investigate fibrous materials for their potential as sculptural, architectural, and functional objects and for their use in mixed-media installations and site-specific environments. Advanced seminars provide an opportunity to discuss current contemporary art-making issues in fibers. Students research the topics and artists important to their own development, and visiting artists, slide lectures, studio visits, and exhibitions enrich classroom discussions. The program emphasizes creative approaches to design, the use of new media including computer applications, and the accumulation of technical knowledge. Facilities include a room dedicated to papermaking and space for the construction of large-scale fiber projects.

Foundation Year


Liberal Arts and Art History Requirements


Total Credits: 30


Sophomore Year


Major Requirements


Liberal Arts and Art History Requirements


  • LALW200 Literary Traditions 3 cr. Fall/Spring
  • HART - History of Art Elective 3 cr. Fall/Spring
  • LASS - Social Science Elective 3 cr. Fall/Spring
  • LAMS - Math/Science Elective 3 cr. Fall/Spring

Total Credits: 30


Junior Year


Liberal Arts and Art History Requirements


  • LALW - Lit/Writ/Film Elective 3 cr. Fall/Spring
     
  • LA-SS/LW/MS - Soc Sci, Lit/Writ/Film 3 cr. Fall/Spring or
  • Math/Sci Elective 3 cr. Fall/Spring
     
  • HART - History of Art, Social Science, Lit/Writ/Film or Math/Science elective 3 cr. Fall/Spring or
  • LA-SS/LW/MS - History of Art, Social Science, Lit/Writ/Film or Math/Science elective 3 cr. Fall/Spring

Total Credits: 30


Senior Year


Liberal Arts and Art History Requirements


  • HART - History of Art Elective 3 cr. Fall/Spring
     
  • LA-SS/LW/MS - Soc Sci, Lit/Writ/Film 6 cr. Fall/Spring or
  • Math/Sci Electives 6 cr. Fall/Spring

Total Credits: 30


Summary


Studio Foundation 18 hrs    
Fibers/3D 36 hrs    
History of Art 12-18 hrs    
Liberal Arts 24-30 hrs    
Studio Electives 24 hrs    
Total Credits 120 hrs