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Summer 2021 Undergraduate Courses

AH 370: Problems in Contemporary Art $1680.00

Course Description

Students examine a series of case studies in recent artistic production, generally organized around a common theme; the central theme varies from year to year and instructor to instructor.

Section .01 meets May 24, 2021 to June 21, 2021
On Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 1:00 PM to 4:45 PM
Instructor: Jennifer Hirsh
Credits: 3.00

AH 375: Arts of Native America $1680.00

Course Description

Explores prehistoric through contemporary art of North American native peoples. Focus is on the perspective of the artists and their culture.

Section .01 meets May 25, 2021 to June 17, 2021
On Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Instructor: Katharine Fernstrom
Credits: 3.00

HMST 398: Humanistic Studies Independent Workshop $0.00

Course Description

This course is intended for Studio & Humanistic Studies and Art History majors who are continuing work on their senior thesis projects. The class will focus on contemporary issues in Art History and in Humanistic Studies, and will serve as a culmination of work done at the lower levels. The thesis project will begin with a written proposal by each student. Some students will choose research papers; some will choose an integrated project linking their studio work with their academic work. Students should undertake a major project that grows organically out of their three years of experience at MICA. Senior level Studio & Humanistic Studies and Art History majors only.

Section .01 meets May 24, 2021 to June 21, 2021
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Instructor: Firmin DeBrabander
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 May 24, 2021 to June 21, 2021
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 May 24, 2021 to June 21, 2021
On Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Instructor: Cedric Al Kazzi
Credits: 3.00

PHIL 310-TH: Idea of Beauty $1680.00

Course Description

This course takes up the age old questions pertaining to Beauty. What is it? Where is it found? Who can see it? When? How? Under what conditions? Is Beauty universal? Eternal? Immutable? Does beauty pertain only to art, or to natural objects, too? Or is Beauty an outdated, irrelevant aesthetic norm? We will take up these and other concerns, through a variety of influential authors, including Plato, Susan Sontag, Immanuel Kant, bell hooks, W. F. Hegel, Arthur Danto, and others.

Section .01 meets May 24, 2021 to June 21, 2021
On Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 1:00 PM to 4:45 PM
Instructor: Firmin DeBrabander
Credits: 3.00