Visual Arts: Course Registration Policy, Fall 2011 Course Schedule, Changes for Major
Dear Undergrad Students,
We would like to update you on some changes to our Visual Arts Major requirements, introduce you to some new courses and inform you about our registration process.
Please review the attached Fall 2011 course schedule for our full listing.
There is no early registration for Visual Arts Courses. Prior to registering, students must attend the first meeting of the class to gain approval from the professor. Upon approval, students may then register on-line. Priority is given to declared visual arts majors and students planning on majoring in visual arts.
Because registration priority is given to declared majors, and Basic Drawing is a requirement for the major, non-visual arts majors interested in taking a single course should consider other level one courses that don't have prerequisites such as Intro to Printmaking, Relief I, Intaglio I, Photo I, Sculpture I, etc.
New course descriptions:
Painting II/III: Plein Air
This Fall semester the Visual Arts Program is offering a second level painting class held all day Friday (10-4) devoted exclusively to plein air painting. Each Friday students will set up easels and paint outside in various locations in the city and environs. The class will also include on-site painting in public interior spaces. Painting I is a prerequisite. The class will be limited to 12 students.
Beginning Video is a beginning level class on the production and editing of digital video. Designed as an intensive hands-on production/post-production workshop, the apprehension of technical and aesthetic skills in shooting, sound and editing will be emphasized. Assignments are developed to allow students to deepen their familiarity with the language of the moving image medium.
Prerequisites: Sculpture I. The objective of the class is to engage in in-depth research and hands on studio projects related to a specific theme to be determined by each student. Each student is expected to complete class with four fully realized and thematically linked works. Wood, metal, and plaster will be provided for this class but video, sound, performance and various mixed media approaches are highly encouraged. In addition, lecture and field trips will be part of the course.
Visual Arts Major Changes
Eye and idea - Will be offered in the Spring.
This course must be taken during the Junior year (the year before you plan on taking Senior Project).
Before entering into senior project it is strongly advised that majors have completed 6 of the required 9 visual arts program courses (18 points).
For more information please visit the Columbia College bulletin: http://www.college.columbia.edu/bulletin/depts/visarts.php?tab=ugrad
If you have any question concerning our courses please contact Andrew Hass - firstname.lastname@example.org or Madelyn Sutton - email@example.com.
If you have questions concerning the Visual arts major please contact Sanford Biggers - firstname.lastname@example.org.