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Summer 2020 Undergraduate Courses

AH 449: Modernity, Difference and Power $1680.00

Course Description

Organized around a rotating theme as a seminar for undergraduates and graduate students that addresses questions of power and cultural production through engagement with advanced theory. Interdisciplinary and team taught by faculty from Art History and Humanistic Studies, it will use case studies, readings, site visits, and classroom discussion to help artists more deeply understand the world they live in.

Section .01 meets June 1, 2020 to July 6, 2020
On Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Instructor: Raél Salley
Credits: 3.00

DR 298X: Studio Drawing: Painterly $1680.00

Course Description

Emphasizes issues of representational drawing and draftsmanship that reach beyond their most familiar and traditional linear expression to incorporate greater range of mark-making and media as in works of such artists as Rembrandt, Boya, Tiepolo, and Diebenkorn. Students explore relationships between line and mass, observation, and experimentation.

Section .01 meets June 8, 2020 to July 2, 2020
On Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Instructor: James Condron
Credits: 3.00

GD 216: Summer Typography Intensive $1680.00

Course Description

Designed for introductory students who have either completed previous Type 1 courses or have the desire for an accelerated introduction to the subject, this course offers an intensive study of typography from the basics to the finer points. Including more complex problems that address typographic hierarchy, context, sequence, systems, and gestalt. Note: Students can apply to receive credits towards MICA’s Type 1 *or* Type 2 courses with permission.

Section .01 meets June 8, 2020 to July 2, 2020
On Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Instructor: Maureen Weiss
Credits: 3.00

IL 228: Character Design $1680.00

Course Description

Students will delve into a universe where character is king, and where good character design is taught through an emphasis on idea, shape, structure, and fun factor. The goal: to create characters that captivate the eye, provoke the mind, and pull the viewer into their world. Students will learn how to breathe life into their characters though drawing from the model, studying the anatomy, and observing movement. These ideals will be reinforced by watching them in action through inspiring art presentations, animated films/shorts and video games.

Section .01 meets June 8, 2020 to July 2, 2020
On Monday, Tuesday, Thursday from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Instructor: James Giegerich
Credits: 3.00

IS 321: Introduction to Rhino CAD $1680.00

Course Description

This course covers basic modeling in Rhino CAD (Computer-Aided Design). Students will learn multiple ways to create an object in digital space through techniques like extrusion, Boolean functions, joining, bending, lofting, and checking for naked edges. With basic knowledge, students will be able to continue using Rhino CAD as both a design tool and as a method of creating three-dimensional objects. Prerequisite: FF 101.

Section .01 meets June 8, 2020 to July 2, 2020
On Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Instructor: - TBA
Credits: 3.00

LIT 364-TH: Reading Freud $1680.00

Course Description

This course offers a chance for in-depth study of a seminal 20th-century thinker. Texts (sometimes excerpts and sometimes entire works) include The Interpretation of Dreams, The Psychopathology of Everyday Life, Jokes and Their Relation to the Unconscious, Moses and Monotheism, Totem and Taboo, and Beyond the Pleasure Principle.

Section .01 meets June 8, 2020 to July 6, 2020
On Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Instructor: Firmin DeBrabander
Credits: 3.00

UGS 395: Undergraduate Independent Studio $1680.00

Course Description

For MICA Undergraduates. This class provides individual and group advising for students seeking to complete a self-directed art or design project. Students will be asked to present weekly progress updates, a written project plan, and participate in a final critique. Summer 2020 - class is online, grading pass/fail

Section .01 meets June 8, 2020 to July 2, 2020
On Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Instructor: Caryn Martin
Credits: 3.00