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Fall 2019
Nov 30,2020
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ARTS 100 - INDEPENDENT STUDY: ART
Limited opportunities to enroll for course work on an Independent Study basis are available. A student interested in this option should obtain an Independent Study Registration Form from the Registrar, have it completed by the instructor and school dean involved, and return it to the Registrar's Office. Consult the current Schedule of Classes for policies concerning Independent Study.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study

Art Department

ARTS 101 - FUNDAMENTALS OF DRAWING
An introduction to the conceptual and perceptual bases of drawing. The course will be directed toward solving formal two-dimensional problems (line, tone, organization, space, shape, light, rhythm movement, and volume) through traditional and contemporary drawing techniques. Lab Fee.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Studio

Art Department

ARTS 115 - INTRODUCTION TO PHOTOGRAPHY
Introduction to Photography is an after school pre-college program designed to provide students with a foundation in film, digital and studio photography. Students will be introduced to a college setting with state-of-the-art facilities where they will be able to earn college credits. This course combines basic skills taught in a sampling of 200 level Visual Arts courses required of the Photography concentration and does not required any prior experience. Class time is structured into three sections: monitored studio time, group critiques, and and class lectures on photography themes and history. This course thrives on creativity and participation. Students are asked to arrive each week eager to learn new skills and provide each other with constructive criticism. Bring you own film and digital cameras if you have them, otherwise we will provide you with a camera. All course materials are provided. This is strictly a pre-college program and is not available to undergraduate students at Ramapo.
0.000 TO 3.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Lecture/Online, Online Course

Art Department

ARTS 198 - TRANSFER ELECTIVE
This course designation describes a transfer course from another institution where an equivalency to a Ramapo College course has not been determined. Upon convener evaluation, this course ID may be changed to an equivalent of a Ramapo College course or may fulfill a requirement.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Art Department

ARTS 199 - TRANSFER ELECTIVE
This course designation is used to describe a transfer course from another institution which has been evaluated by the convener. A course with this course number has no equivalent Ramapo course. It may fulfill a requirement or may count as a free elective.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Art Department

ARTS 200 - INDEPENDENT STUDY: ART
Limited opportunities to enroll for course work on an Independent Study basis are available. A student interested in this option should obtain an Independent Study Registration Form from the Registrar, have it completed by the instructor and school dean involved, and return it to the Registrar's Office. Consult the current Schedule of Classes for policies concerning Independent Study.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study

Art Department

ARTS 201 - BASIC PAINTING
An introduction to the technical and conceptual problems, skills, and uses of the painting medium. In-class technical projects develop the student's understanding and use of color, painting techniques, and processes. Student painting projects utilize these skills in creating complex thematic visual statements. A wide-range of painting skills, styles, and subject matter is explored.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online Course, Studio

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ARTS 202 - BASIC SCULPTURE
An introduction to both historical and contemporary sculptural techniques. Casting, carving, modeling, and constructivist fabrication will be stressed in the context of the development of individual imagery. Students will also be introduced to the basis of sculpture through readings, lectures, and formal three-dimensional problem-solving. Lab Fee.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online Course, Studio

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ARTS 206 - BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOGRAPHY
This class will provide you with an introduction to the visual and mechanical techniques involved in producing black and white photographs. We will cover the basics of black and white film photography including using a 35 mm camera, exposing and developing film, and printing of photographs.In addition to acquiring the necessary skills to expose and print black and white images, you will learn about the history of photography as well as contemporary photographic trends through lectures and readings, which will enable you to further develop your photographic language by understanding the connection between technique and self- expression when making pictures. In this way, you will not only communicate visually through your work but also verbally through your participation in classroom discussions. In this way, you will not only communicate visually through your work but also verbally through your participation in classroom discussions. Throughout the course, you will work towards developing a personal vision, culminating in a final project of your own selection. This class is also a Gen Ed Culture and Creativity course and as such will involve students in the historical and contextual references that photography involves across historical, cultural and geographic boundaries.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Studio

Art Department

Course Attributes:
Gen Ed 2018, Gen Ed 18-Culture & Creativity, GE-TOPICS ARTS AND HUMANITIES

ARTS 207 - DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY
An introduction to color photography and basic editing techniques using Adobe Photoshop. Students will explore the history of color in photography and the artistic concerns of making a color photograph. The computer lab will be our darkroom and students will learn how to input and prepare their photographs for printing, digital projection and the web. Students will be required to have several 650mb CD-R discs or a USB thumb drive (at least 128MB), inkjet paper. Students will also need either a film or digital camera (minimum 3 megapixels).
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Studio

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ARTS 209 - 3-D ANIMATION
3D Modeling and Animation meets the objectives of the Culture and Creativity distribution category in the General Education program. Students in this course learn to observe and analyze animations from different cultures at the same time that they are learning to develop their own 3D computer animations. As a result, students learn not only the technique, but how to use these technical skills along with logic and reasoning to respond to their own history and society. This process of art critique and art making specific to such a vivid medium creates a meaningful exchange through which identity structures are understood as linked to culture and cultural products. Two of the four major projects that support the objectives of the Culture and Creativity category are the Artist Presentations and Loango lvories project.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Studio

Art Department

Course Attributes:
Gen Ed 2018, Gen Ed 18-Culture & Creativity

ARTS 210 - LIFE DRAWING
In this course, students learn to draw from the nude. Students will use a variety of materials including charcoal, conte crayon and pastel. The course covers artistic anatomy with emphasis on rendering the human figure with sensitivity and perception. Studies in gesture, composition, abstracting the figure, and drapery are also included in course content. Modeling Fee $50.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online Course, Studio

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ARTS 211 - BASIC ART & TECHNOLOGY
This is a required foundation course for all visual art majors that provides historical, theoretical, and practical information concerning technological tools that can abe used to manipulate images. Through screenings, discussions, readings, and experience, students will learn how to experiment with formats, platforms, and programs. The classroom assignments are designed to demonstrate various ways that artists are using new media tools in expressive ways. Students will learn historical examples of art and technology experiments, as well as basic use of Macintosh computer based software, including Photoshop. In addition to the studio-centered work, students will research and write an essay about the work of a New Media artist. Lab Fee: $50
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Studio

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ARTS 214 - BASIC CERAMICS
The student will learn about the physical properties of clay when you construct vessels and sculptural forms. Numerous fabrication methods will be implemented including coil, hard and soft slab construction and use of the potter's wheel. You will complete the process with glazing, kiln loading and firing. Students will learn some of the history and theory of ceramics through readings, lecturers, and class discussions. Lab Fee.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Studio

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ARTS 217 - LOCAL TO GLOBAL: WORLD ANIMATION NOW
Unlike commercial entertainment, independent animations are more akin to folk art and contemporary visual art, and as such, are visually significant products of the cultures from which they emerge. Visual languages, formed and embedded over time, code the way we address topics of importance. Social justice, politics, war, all are addressed in contemporary animation. Global independent animation is the cutting edge form for delivering social messages. This is how the world‘s most pressing issues are being addressed by current artists looking to reach broader audiences.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Lecture/Online, Online Course

Art Department

Course Attributes:
Gen Ed 2018, Gen Ed 18-Global Awareness

ARTS 219 - ART AND INTERACTION
This course concerns itself with two primary questions: What are the challenges, limitations, or barriers of access in a particular population? How can creative engagement be used most successfully to address the scope of these issues? Students acquire the methods and approach to work ethically and creatively in collaboration with underserved populations that, for complex sociological reasons, live peripherally to the mainstream of society. Current potential populations include the incarcerated, the medically fragile or elderly, those affected by mental illness, at-risk youth, adults with developmental disabilities, survivors of trauma, and addicted populations. Students select a fieldwork site, working in small teams to present art-making workshops, encouraging art as a means of communication and authentic self-expression. Field placement is supported by in-class experientials and studio time where students get to know each medium and approach as applicable to their population’s needs. The bulk of fieldwork will take place at the sites. However, on-campus options are also offered.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online Course, Studio

Art Department

Course Attributes:
Gen Ed 18-Values and Ethics, GE-TOPICS ARTS AND HUMANITIES, WRITING INTENSIVE

ARTS 230 - REVOLUTION & LIGHT: THE ROOTS OF HAITIAN ART
Ramapo College has the largest collection of Haitian art ofany public institution in the United States. A painting from the Rodman Collection at Ramapo College is on the cover ofan important new book about Haitian art. International scholars come to Ramapo College to see the Collection. Sydney Ienkins, Director ofthe Ramapo College Art Galleries, is a recognized, often quoted expert on Haitian art. Haiti is an excellent case study to help students see the connections between art, literature, politics, science, and economics. Our students are in the rare position ofhaving access to examples ofwork by the most important historical and contemporary artists representing Haiti. Africa is the foundation for Haitian art and culture. Haiti is sometimes called the most African country in the Western Hemisphere. But there is also still a strong French influence and strong stench emanating from a series ofoccupations by the United States and the United Nations. To begin to understand Haiti, one must start with African geography, history, and complicity in the slave trade. Using essays by the British anthropologist R.S. Rattray, students will learn especially about the Akan, the largest tribal group in West Africa, and the Ashanti, its most powerful entity. Students will learn about the religious rituals, cultural traditions, and artistic styles ofthe Ashanti kingdom before and during the slave trade. Students will learn about the French role in Haiti through the book All Souls Rising by Madison Smartt Bell, the first historical fiction in a trilogy about the Haitian revolution from shifting perspectives, including French landowners, ordinary slaves, and the leaders ofthe first successful slave rebellion in the Western Hemisphere. The turbulent history ofthe nation since its freedom will be told by some ofthe art in the Rodman Collection, films like Sankofa by Haille Gerima, The Divine Horsemen by Maya Deren, and Paul Robeson’s Emperor lones. Finally, student will become intimately familiar with the deeper meanings ofthe extraordinary art in the Rodman Collection and most will develop an admiration and appreciation ofSelden Rodman and his major contribution to Ramapo. They will tour and learn about the collection from Sydney jenkins; meet with visiting scholars who are at Ramapo to study the Collection; write an essay about the exhibition; and write a critical analysis of up to three art works oftheir own choice. These essays will be evaluated based on student's ability to interpret a cultural product and creative expression using the intersections of issues that impact Haiti's existence as part ofthe world culture.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Lecture/Online, Online Course

Art Department

Course Attributes:
Gen Ed 2018, Gen Ed 18-Global Awareness

ARTS 290 - TOPICS:
The descriptions and topics of this course change from semester-to-semester, as well as from instructor-to-instructor. Prerequisite: varies with the topic offered.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online Course

Art Department

ARTS 298 - TRANSFER ELECTIVE
This course designation describes a transfer course from another institution where an equivalency to a Ramapo College course has not been determined. Upon convener evaluation, this course ID may be changed to an equivalent of a Ramapo College course or may fulfill a requirement.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Art Department

ARTS 299 - TRANSFER ELECTIVE
This course designation is used to describe a transfer course from another institution which has been evaluated by the convener. A course with this course number has no equivalent Ramapo course. It may fulfill a requirement or may count as a free elective.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Art Department

ARTS 300 - INDEPENDENT STUDY: ART
Limited opportunities to enroll for course work on an Independent Study basis are available. A Student interested in this option should obtain an Independent Study Registration Form from the Registrar, have it completed by the instructor and school dean involved, and return it to the Registrar's Office. Consult the current Schedule of Classes for policies concerning Independent Study.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study

Art Department

ARTS 302 - INTERMEDIATE DRAWING
This course will continue to develop the explorations begun in fundamentals of drawing, but on a more sophisticated level. There will be more emphasis on narrative and content in drawing. Contemporary drawing issues will be developed both through reading short articles and doing drawing problems in relationship to them. Some formal problems will be given generally utilizing more than one formal property at a time (i.e., line, light, color). Drawings will be developed in a range of media as well as both black-and-white and color.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online Course, Studio

Art Department

ARTS 303 - INTERMEDIATE PAINTING
This course is a second-level studio class involving technical experimentation as well as a series of thematically unified final project work in various media related to painting. This is not an introductory level studio course; it is necessary that all students have some prior experience in painting. The actual course requirements regarding the specific number, subject matter, and technical focus of the final project portfolio will be determined by the instructor and the student in individual consultation. Lab Fee.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Studio

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ARTS 307 - INTERMEDIATE SCULPTURE
Students will begin an in-depth exploration of personal imagery in the context of contemporary sculptural techniques. The student will work in bronze casting, plastics, carving, and welding. Contemporary and historical sculptural issues will be discussed. There will be readings from various art magazines. Lab Fee.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Studio

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ARTS 308 - BRONZE CASTING AND WELDING
An intermediate level course in sculpture. The emphasis will be on bronze casting and welding (steel fabrication) in the context of disciplined self-expression. Students will be encouraged, through various projects, to start to acquire and explore personal approaches to more generalized sculptural issues. Lab Fee.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Studio

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ARTS 312 - INTERMEDIATE FILM PHOTOGRAPHY
This course is "bridge" course between the introductory level film based photography courses and the more "advanced" portfolio photography courses (Prof. Format, Portraiture, Advanced Photograhy). This course is designed to further develop and extend many of the ideas and techniques of photography that were covered in the 200 level Black and White Photography course. (While this is a film based class we will incorporate digital photo technologies such as scanning and printing as relevant.) This class will address more complex, technically sophisticated photographic processes as well as thematic/conceptually based subject matter assignments. All major class projects are conducted over a 2-3 week period to insure student/faculty consultation, technical problem-solving and appropriate student work presentation. Lab Fee.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Studio

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ARTS 315 - PROFESSIONAL FORMAT PHOTOGRAPHY
Even in this age of near universal digital photography applications (cell phones, credit card size digital cameras, digital SLR cameras, etc.) the highest quality photographs used in commercial and fine arts applications (publications, books, gallery and museum exhibitions, etc) are usually "made" with medium and large format film photography. Usually such professional quality equipment is beyond the means of most student photographers, however, due to generous equipment donations as well as a 20-year "investment" in professional quality equipment, we are able to LEND all students enrolled in this course, professional format photographic equipment for the duration of the term. This course will introduce the student to the "traditional" professional photographic formats, 120 medium format roll film and 4x5" large format sheet film, as well as professional level DSLR for medium format digital backs. This is an advanced photography course which assumes that all students will have basic competence in black and white film photography with demonstrated experience in negative film developing and black and white printing. As noted, we will lend each student equipment kits for the term, EACH STUDENT IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CARE AND SECURITY OF THESE PROFESSIONAL CAMERA KITS, which, with reasonable care, will enable each student to produce b/w and color photographs of publication/exhibition quality, unattainable with traditional 35mm film/digital equipment.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Studio

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ARTS 318 - INTERMEDIATE DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY
This course is designed to serve as a breeding ground for advanced digital photography problem-solving. We will capitalize on the skills obtained in Basic Digital Photography as a springboard for a more detailed investigation into the complete digital workflow of a photograph from its conceptualization to the final presentation of an image within a contemporary art context. Students will use Adobe Photoshop CS3, Epson high-resolution scanners and printers, as well as other specialized proprietary software from Canon and Gretag Macbeth to explore holistic color management, negative scanning, mural printing, custom ICC profiles, and the implications of specific media on effective presentation. In addition to a high level of technical competence, students will be required to participate in rigorous discussions about large issues currently winding through photography concerning the expanding role that digital photography occupies within contemporary art. I stress the idea of conceptual/contemporary art because of the extraordinarily large amount of photographic genres and approaches. This class is only interested in encouraging the production of images that have a strong conceptual backbone and are committed to existing in a fine art ideological context. Immersing students in an arena where they are confronted with both complex ideas and detailed technical challenges are the objectives of this course. Lab Fee: $50.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Studio

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ARTS 320 - VIDEO ART
This is a studio art course in which students will learn intermediate skills with various kinds of new digital art technology that can be integrated with film, single channel video, installation, projection, and internet projects. We will see new work being created with state of the art tools while considering the philosophical and political contexts for styles, genres, and themes in contemporary practice. There will be demonstrations of several 2d, 3d, and motion image processing programs, digital cameras, and a variety of projection and multi-monitor configurations. Students will be encouraged to develop a personal project that will evolve through the semester resulting in a completed work demonstrating new skills and conceptual insights. Since this is a 300-level course, fulfilling intentions concerning craft will be especially important criteria for evaluation. This work will be exhibited toward the end of the semester in public places on campus. By also reading key texts; watching films and videos; and learning advanced production skills, students will combine experiential processing and critical analysis required to better understand and realize projects in ways that relate to contemporary practice. Lab Fee
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Studio

Art Department

ARTS 323 - PHYSICAL COMPUTING
Physical Computing covers both a technical introduction to basic electronics, analog circuit design, and micro controllers as well as design concepts and philosophies for building kinetic and interactive objects. Experimental objects as art can be considered as an evolutionary development stemming from narrative written, oral and gestural traditions. Creators of time based sculpture and other such media don't just look at information, they interact with it in novel ways that have no precedents in traditional sculpture and design. The core of the course will be both the development of a personal sensibility for the aesthetics of experimental media, and the development of both craft and content including 3D painting. Students will explore the evolution of physical computing and the role of retro-engineered objects in contemporary culture. Lab Fee: $50.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online Course, Studio

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ARTS 324 - DOCUMENTARY PHOTOGRAPHY
This class teaches students the practical and creative aspects of documentary photography. Students will learn to develop a photo essay within the framework of a documentary project. Assignments will guide students through some areas of exploration, and by mid-semester they will identify their own area of investigation, which will lead towards a self-chosen final project. Students will learn and examine the historical and contemporary critical issues of documentary photography. Lab Fee.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Studio

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ARTS 325 - INTERMEDIATE 3D ANIMATION
3D Computing is focused on the creation of advanced concepts and more complicated polygon structures layered textures and advanced animation techniques, including character rigging. This class will build on fundamental 3D theories and principles of computer modeling and animation. 3D modeling and animation is often associated with animated feature films but is also used heavily in fine art by artists such as Paul Lin and John Klima. 3D modeling has many applications in staging, installation, and the pre-fabrication of sculpture on a variety of scales including rapid prototyping, architecture, amd mold-making. Class will include screenings, demos, readings, discussions and critiques of student work. Technical demos will be given for mastering more complicated aspects of Cinema 4D software, including the creation of a rigged model. Students will practice animating objects and then characters. Readings and discussions will focus on art-making, and philosophies of 2D and 3D visualization. Students will learn how to use 3D software, but more importantly, students will learn about the concepts of 3D modeling and animation and about creating time-based art. Lab Fee
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Studio

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ARTS 327 - INSTALLATION ART
In this course students will study the history, theory, and practice of installation art, a category of art-making that identifies work that combines various media in a sculptural environment. The following concepts as they relate to installation art will be discussed and incorporated into our working process: Intimate space, Eulogized space, Escape, Exchange and Interaction; Time and Narrative. Students will study this postmodern art form through multimedia and slide presentations, online sources, lectures, discussion, video and visits to exhibitions and artist's studios in the first half of the course. In the second half, students will develop their own installation theme and fabricate necessary sculptural objects, sound tracts or video elements that are necessary for their installation. Working knowledge of several media and commitment to interdisciplinary practice are required for students participating in this course.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Studio

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ARTS 328 - PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY
This class will cover the fundamentals of portraiture, both on location and in the studio. Students will explore through assignments different approaches to portraiture: Self-portrait, environmental portrait, candid and constructed portrait, and friends or family. Demonstrations and discussions explain various elements of portraiture, such as gesture, expression, pose, props, environment, and lighting. Slide lectures and discussions review the history of portraiture from its beginnings to its contemporary practice. Lab Fee.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Studio

Art Department

ARTS 329 - GALLERY MANAGEMENT AND CURATING
This course will explore both practical and theoretical aspects of museum and gallery work. We will read about and discuss the nature and evolution of museums, galleries, and non-profit contemporary spaces as well as their role in our culture. We will also be involved with planning exhibitions on campus and take a number of field trips to museums, studios, and contemporary art spaces. Scheduled "lab" times are used for on-site visits to museums, galleries, and other venues; the lab time will be used only 6-7 times per semester, and exact dates will be announced on the syllabus. Transportation will be provided. Lab Fee. Permission of Instructor.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Seminar

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ARTS 330 - THE ARTIST'S BOOK
This course will begin with an historical and contemporary study of the limited edition 'works on paper/mixed media' artist produced book 'object'. Students will then design, experiment and produce a series of book 'form' art objects using a variety of materials, medias, printing processes, etc. This workflow will be designed around in-class lectures, mixed media workshops and extensive in-class discussions and evaluations of work produced. The definition of an artist's book is purposely broad, from the medieval hand-painted illuminated manuscripts to contemporary artist's publications using inexpensive commercial and internet publishing sources. An essential aspect of the learning exprience will be instructor led location trips to three of the most important venues for this internationally popular artform: Printed Matter bookstore, 10th Ave., NYC; the Morgan Library, Madison/37th St., NYC; and the annual Art Book Fair, held each Fall and sponsored by MOMA/PS1 in Long Island City, NY. Lab Fee.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Studio

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ARTS 331 - ART AS THERAPY
Examples of children's art in normal developmental stages from 2-11 years of age is shown to provide a basic understanding of the value of art activity in cognitive and emotional growth. Art productions by psychiatric patients, incarcerated inmates, youth who have been physically or sexually abused, Holocaust victims, and families in upheaval are examined through projected images and the extensive original artwork from Dr. Peck's collection. Students also engage in hands-on projects demonstrating therapeutic processes in art to be able to relate creative productions to a wider context of human behavior.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online Course

Art Department

Course Attributes:
CA-School Core as of 2014 fall, CA-School Core-300 Level, GE-TOPICS ARTS AND HUMANITIES, WRITING INTENSIVE

ARTS 333 - DIGITAL FABRICATION

0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Lecture/Online, Online Course

Art Department

ARTS 335 - BUSINESS OF VISUAL ARTS
A survival guide for young visual artists, this course provides paths and resources for inventing careers based on creativity and technical skills, life style objectives, and realistic expectations. Artists are cultural workers with many options for employment and/or independent contracting within a vast, complex marketplace. How does one get work into galleries, museums, festivals? How is artwork priced and valued? What are the ladders to success? In order to answer these and other questions, a clear analysis of the social, economic, and political structure of the art world is required. The daily life of an artist can range from studio time to business meetings to meals with clients and collectors. There are many opportunities for travel, residencies, and fellowships, especially during the early years of an artist’s career. The course is designed to help emerging artists find their own voice and directions.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Lecture/Online, Online Course

Art Department

ARTS 390 - TOPICS
The description and topics of this course change from semester-to-semester, as well as from instructor-to-instructor. Prerequisites: varies with the topic offered. Spring 2021 TOPICS: Experimental Animation DESCRIPTION: Experimental animation is a subgenre of cartoons. Experimental animation films have no narrative or specific structure. Experimental animation is subjective, non-linear, and often deals with philosophical and spiritual concerns. The course will provide a historical and theoretical context through films, texts, and discussions. Students will create short projects that explore ways of using traditional tools and apps without telling stories or following conventional methods and procedures. They will be encouraged to combine live action and animation; claymation and stop motion in painterly, non-representational ways; and a creative final project that adheres to the abstract principles that define this kind of animation.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online Course, Studio

Art Department

ARTS 398 - TRANSFER ELECTIVE
This course designation describes a transfer course from another institution where an equivalency to a Ramapo College course has not been determined. Upon convener evaluation, this course ID may be changed to an equivalent of a Ramapo College course or may fulfill a requirement.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Art Department

ARTS 399 - TRANSFER ELECTIVE
This course designation is used to describe a transfer course from another institution which has been evaluated by the convener. A course with this course number has no equivalent Ramapo course. It may fulfill a requirement or may count as a free elective.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Art Department

ARTS 400 - INDEPENDENT STUDY: ART
Limited opportunities to enroll for course work on an Independent Study basis are available. A student interested in this option should obtain an Independent Study Registration Form from the Registrar, have it completed by the instructor and the school dean involved, and return it to the Registrar's Office. Consult the current Schedule of Classes for policies concerning Independent Study.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study

Art Department

ARTS 402 - ADVANCED SCULPTURE
This course will explore a variety of contemporary sculptural techniques (welding, casting, plastics, fabrication, and carving) through common readings and projects. Students will be expected to create an "in series project" based on their experience of contemporary sculptural issues. The student and instructor will make a contract based upon the student's project proposal made at the beginning of the semester. From this proposal, the student will be expected to create works which are coherent within themselves and a tradition, as well as coherent within a series. Critiques will be structured around the terms of the contract. Lab Fee.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online Course, Studio

Art Department

ARTS 406 - ADVANCED PHOTOGRAPHY
As with other photography courses, Advanced Photography will be structured around a series of projects, the difference being the extended time allotted each project and the amount of ongoing feedback. Because thinking and talking about photographs is a key component of the work of a photographer, more responsibility for feedback will fall on the student. The context of the course is contemporary photographic art practice and the history of photography. Familiarity with these is expected. There will be a number of readings and short papers will accompany projects. It is assumed that anyone walking into a class titled Advanced Photography has a serious, ongoing relationship with the medium and a strong creative drive. We will try to shape this energy and ability into one or more focused bodies of work. Class projects are one thing; discovering what is important enough to you in your own work to sustain independent work past graduation is another. This personal element in your photography, however, is only a part of your world of art. The other component is your photographic environment and its effect on you. One is more or less conscious of the personal influence of images in art and media, but these affect every picture you make. So, the second goal of this course is to become more aware of where your work fits in all of it. Bottom line is that the real work starts when the class ends.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Studio

Art Department

ARTS 407 - ADVANCED DRAWING & PAINTING
In this course, students will develop a cohesive body of work using drawing and painting. This course is designed to prepare students for the capstone Senior Thesis Exhibition. Individual stylistic concerns, subject matter and thematic interests guide development. Students will present work in a professional manner as required for admission to graduate study, internship, employment, etc. Advanced Drawing and Painting is the highest level course offered in the Drawing and Painting concentration.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online Course, Studio

Art Department

ARTS 408 - SENIOR THESIS EXHIBITION
This class is the capstone course in the Visual Arts. The student will have completed their concentration before taking this class. The class will be directed toward producing art on a level that is appropriate for showing in the professional setting of the Ramapo Colleg Art Galleries. This project (drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, or art and technology) will be mutually developed between the instructor and the student. The project will reflect the "individual voice" that the student has been developing in their other upper level classes in their concentration. The student will be required to write an artist's statement that reflects an understanding of the position the students work occupies in the contemporary art historical context. A catalogue and poster will be produced that will be avilable at the opening of the show.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Studio

Art Department

Course Attributes:
WRITING INTENSIVE

ARTS 409 - ADVANCED PROJECTS IN ART
This is a course for serious art students who have taken at least four or five courses in the visual arts. The course is the precursor to Advanced Visual Arts, the capstone course in the major. The student in this course should be motivated and have an ability to work independently. Students from all disciplines in the visual arts are encouraged to take this class. The course will revolve around a series of problems that will relate to current issues in the field. The problems are set up to help you become more conversant with and attentive to these ideas. Your challenge will be to personalize solutions to these by mining your individual histories. The solutions to these problems will be expected to be able to be solved in a number of different mediums or combinations of mediums. Prerequisites: four courses in the visual arts.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Studio

Art Department

ARTS 420 - IDENTITY AND CULTURE
This is a studio course for serious art students who have taken at least four or five courses in the visual arts, of which at least two must be upper level studio courses. This course is a precursor to Advanced Visual Art, the capstone course in the Visual Arts major. This course will involve problems in contemporary art, which are centered on "identity" and "culture". They will be able to be solved in a variety of, or combinations of, mediums. Students in the class will be expected to have concentrations in Drawing and Painting, Sculpture, Art and Technology or Photography. Your challenge will be to solve the problems presented by mining your individual histories in the context of your concentrations. The course will emphasize an intuitive visual response (the creation of visual metaphors) for your ideas. Identity and culture comprise some of the most prevalent issues in contemporary art. These issues have produced some of the strongest work of the late 20th early 21st century. We will look at, through slide lectures and selected readings a number of artists such as Cindy Sherman, Carole Lee Schneeman, Orlan, Judy Chicago, Christian Boltanski, Chris Ofili and Robert Mapplethope, among many others.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Studio

Art Department

ARTS 490 - TOPICS:
The descriptions and topics of this course change from semester-to-semester, as well as from instructor-to-instructor. Prerequisites: varies with the topic offered. ARTS 490 COLLAGE AND ASSEMBLAGE. This is a class in collage, assemblage, and appropriation. There will be weekly projects due in these areas. Approximately two-thirds of the projects will be in collage and a little less than one-third will be in assemblage. Appropriation will be worked into both of these areas with one project specifically devoted to it. All projects in all areas will involve explorations in a variety of mediums even though the projects in collage will be dominated by paper. There will be weekly critiques of your projects. It is expected that all the students in the class have had at least one upper level class in their concentrations.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online Course, Studio

Art Department

Course Attributes:
CA-School Core-400 Level

ARTS 498 - TRANSFER ELECTIVE
This course designation describes a transfer course from another institution where an equivalency to a Ramapo College course has not been determined. Upon convener evaluation, this course ID may be changed to an equivalent of a Ramapo College course or may fulfill a requirement.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Art Department

ARTS 499 - TRANSFER ELECTIVE
This course designation is used to describe a transfer course from another institution which has been evaluated by the convener. A course with this course number has no equivalent Ramapo course. It may fulfill a requirement or may count as a free elective.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Art Department


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