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216 Mandeville Center for the Arts
http://visarts.ucsd.edu

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The Department of Visual Arts offers courses in painting, drawing, sculpture, performance, computing in the arts, film, video, photography, and art history/criticism (including that of film and video). A bachelor’s degree from this department provides students with a solid liberal arts background and is preparatory training for careers as artists, art historians, filmmakers, video artists, photographers, digital media artists, and art critics. It also provides students the initial skills required for teaching and work in museums, television, and the commercial film, photography, and Internet industries.

By its composition, the Department of Visual Arts is biased in the direction of actively producing artists and critics whose presence at the center of the contemporary art world necessitates reconsideration and reevaluation of artistic productions, their information structure, and significance. Consequently, a flexible introductory program of historically based courses has been devised mainly to provide the student an opportunity to concentrate on areas involving significantly different aesthetic and communication structures. A series of studio courses, in which painting and sculpture are included, is presented to bring the student into direct contact with the real contingencies compelling redistribution of aesthetic attitudes and reinterpretation of genres. Because of the exploratory nature of our program, the department is prepared to emphasize new media that would traditionally be considered to have scant relation to the visual arts. Thus, courses in theatrical events, linguistic structures, etc., are provided. In this context, theoretical courses with a media orientation, as in film, video, photography, or computing, are also offered.

The Department of Visual Arts is located in the Mandeville Center for the Arts. In addition, the master of fine arts program office, as well as faculty and graduate students’ studios/research spaces are located in the Visual Arts Facility sited in Sixth College. Facilities and equipment are available to undergraduates in both the Mandeville Center and at the campuswide Media Center, providing the opportunity to study painting, drawing, photography, computing in the arts, 16mm film, performance, sculpture, and video. Facilities at the Media Center include portable video recording equipment, video and audio editing suites, nonlinear editing, and production studios. Additional film equipment available includes an animation stand, optical printer, two sound-mixing studios, and numerous film editing suites. Courses in computing in the arts take place in labs located at the Visual Arts Facility and the Mandeville Center.

The University Art Gallery displays a continually changing series of exhibitions, and the Mandeville Annex Gallery, located on the lower level, is directed by visual arts undergraduate students. A gallery and performance space, located in the Visual Arts Facility, are directed by graduate students.

The Undergraduate Program

College Requirements

The Department of Visual Arts teaches courses applicable toward the Muir, Sixth, and Warren general-education requirements, the Marshall humanities requirement, the Eleanor Roosevelt and Revelle fine arts requirements. Optional minors may be taken within any college.

Minor in Visual Arts

The Department of Visual Arts offers minors in seven areas of study: studio painting/drawing/ sculpture, photography, computing, art history, history and criticism of film and video, digital video and film production, and ICAM. A minor consists of seven specific courses, of which at least five must be upper-division. Because the requirements differ for each minor, prospective visual arts minors should consult with the departmental adviser for a complete list of appropriate classes acceptable for the minor.

Students are advised to begin their program in the second year; otherwise, they cannot be guaranteed enough time to complete the classes required for a minor.

Art History (VA26)

http://va-grad2.ucsd.edu/~gd2/art-history-minor

Required Courses

20. Introduction to Art History

Choose one from

21A. Introduction to Art of the Americans or Africa and Oceania

21B. Introduction to Asian Art

Choose one course from three of the five Distribution areas A–E.

Please refer to the art history major (http://visarts.ucsd.edu/~gd2/art-historytheorycriticism-major) for the course options in each area:

Choose two additional art history courses from any area A–E.

Studio Minor (VA28)

http://va-grad2.ucsd.edu/~gd2/studio-minor

Required Courses

22. Formations of Modern Art

111. Structure of Art

Choose one course from

1. Introduction to Art Making: Two-Dimensional Practices

2. Introduction to Art Making: Motion- and Time-Based Art

3. Introduction to Art Making: Three-Dimensional Practices

Choose four courses from

104A. Performing the Self

104BN. Verbal Performance

105A. Drawing: Representing the Subject

105B. Drawing: Practices and Genre

105C. Drawing: Portfolio Projects

105D. Art Forms and Chinese Calligraphy

105E. Chinese Calligraphy Installation

106A. Painting: Image Making

106B. Painting: Practices and Genre

106C. Painting: Portfolio Projects

107A. Sculpture: Making the Object

107B. Sculpture: Practices and Genre

107CN. Sculpture: Portfolio Projects

ICAM: Interdisciplinary Computing and the Arts (VA29)

http://va-grad2.ucsd.edu/~gd2/icam-interdisciplinary-computing-and-arts-minor

Required Courses

ICAM 40/VIS 40. Introduction to Computing in the Arts

ICAM 110. Computer Arts: Current Practice

ICAM 150/VIS 159. History of Art and Technology

Choose one from

1. Introduction to Art Making: Two-Dimensional Practices

2. Introduction to Art Making: Motion and Time-Based Art

3. Introduction to Art Making: Three-Dimensional Practices

MUS 4. Introduction to Western Music

Choose one from

ICAM 101/VIS 140. Digital Imaging: Image and Interactivity

ICAM 103/MUS 170. Musical Acoustics

Choose two from

ICAM 102/VIS 145A. Time and Process Based Digital Media I

145B. Time and Process Based Digital Media II

ICAM 120. Virtual Environments

ICAM 130/VIS 149. Seminar in Contemporary Computer Topics

MUS 171. Computer Music I

MUS 172. Computer Music II

MUS 176. Music Technology Seminar

132. Installation Production and Studio

141A. Computer Programming for the Arts I

141B. Computer Programming for the Arts II

147A. Electronic Technologies for Art I

147B. Electronic Technologies for Art II

Computing (MO53)

http://va-grad2.ucsd.edu/~gd2/computing-minor

Required Courses

22. Formations of Modern Art

VIS 40/ICAM 40. Introduction to Computing in the Arts

111. Structure of Art

VIS 159/ICAM 150. History of Art and Technology

Choose three upper-division computing courses:

ICAM 101/VIS 140. Digital Imaging: Image and Interactivity

ICAM 102/VIS 145A. Time and Process Based Digital Media I

145B. Time and Process Based Digital Media II

147A. Electronic Technologies for Art I

147B. Electronic Technologies for Art II

Photography (MO54)

http://va-grad2.ucsd.edu/~gd2/photography-minor

Required courses

22. Formations of Modern Art

60. Introduction to Digital Photography

111. Structure of Art

158. Histories of Photography

VIS 159/ICAM 150. History of Art and Technology

164. Photographic Strategies

165. Camera Techniques

Digital Video and Film Production (MO71)

http://va-grad2.ucsd.edu/~gd2/digital-video-and-film-production-minor

Required courses

70N. Introduction to Media

84. History of Film

111.* Structure of Art

174. Media Sketchbook

Choose one upper-division course in digital video and film production listed below:

171. Digital Cinema: Theory and Production

175. Editing: Theory and Production

176. 16mm Filmmaking

177. Scripting Strategies

178. Sound: Theory and Production

Choose two upper-division courses in the history and/or criticism of film and video listed below:

151. History of Experimental Film

152. Film in Social Context

153. The Genre Series

154. Hard Look at the Movies

155. The Director Series

194S. Fantasy in Film

*Five unique upper-division courses in media are required if any of these courses overlap with your major or minor.

Students may not major in visual arts media (VA27) and minor in digital video and film production.

History and Criticism of Film and Video (MO72)

http://va-grad2.ucsd.edu/~gd2/digital-video-and-film-production-minor

Required courses

70N. Introduction to Media

84. History of Film

111.* Structure of Art

Choose four upper-division courses in the history and/or criticism of film and video (courses numbered 150–157).

*Five unique upper-division courses in media history/criticism are required if you are also completing a visual arts major or minor.

Education Abroad Program

Students are often able to participate in the UC Education Abroad Program (EAP) and UC San Diego’s Opportunities Abroad Program (OAP) while still making progress toward completing their major. Financial aid is applicable to study abroad and special study abroad scholarships are readily available. Students considering this option should discuss their plans with an Education Abroad adviser before going abroad, and courses taken abroad must be approved upon return by the departmental faculty adviser. More information on EAP/OAP is detailed in the Education Abroad Program of the UC San Diego General Catalog or on their website http://programsabroad.ucsd.edu/pao/. Interested students should contact the Programs Abroad Office in the International Center.

Residency Requirements

A minimum of two-thirds of the course work completed for the major must be taken at UC San Diego. Students who transfer to UC San Diego in their second or third year may petition to substitute courses taken at other colleges and universities for major requirements.

Visual Arts 111, Structure of Art, must be taken at UC San Diego by all students, including transfer students, in the art history, media, and studio majors.

Honors Programs

The department offers honors programs in art history, in media, and in studio for outstanding students.

The art history honors program will provide outstanding students with preprofessional experience. It consists of an issue-oriented seminar followed by a directed group study and will result in an exhibition with catalogue, a scholarly conference with a mock publication and/or series of research papers. Students who meet the criteria may, with permission of the art history faculty adviser or the art history honors seminar instructor, enroll in the art history honors program during the last quarter of their junior year or as a senior. This program is open to juniors and seniors who meet eligibility requirements: minimum major GPA of 3.5 (3.3 overall), completion of all lower-division art history requirements, completion of all upper-division art history distribution requirements, and completion of Art Historical Methods (VIS 112) and at least one additional art history seminar. The level of distinction will be determined by the faculty committee on the basis of work in the honors seminar and on the research project.

The media honors program will help students develop high-quality professional portfolios. The honors thesis project is a sequence of individual studies that runs the length of an academic year to provide sufficient time for ideas to develop and critically aware work to be produced. Students may arrange to work with different faculty advisers each term or may engage a single adviser for the year. To be eligible for the honors thesis sequence, students must have at least a 3.5 GPA in the major and have approval of all the advisers with whom they will work. Qualified students may begin their sequence the last quarter of their junior year or during their senior year. At the end of the third quarter, all involved media faculty will meet to critique the overall quality of the final thesis work to determine level of distinction.

Through exhibition, verbal and written presentations and course work, the studio honors program is intended to give the student as strong a technical, critical, and theoretical base as possible. The program is open to juniors and seniors with a minimum 3.5 GPA in the major (3.0 overall), who have completed all lower-division studio requirements and all upper-division groups I, II, III, and IV (subgroup A) requirements.

Students interested in participating in an honors program should consult with the departmental adviser.

Double Major within the Department

There are three double majors within the Department of Visual Arts: art history/theory/criticism paired with either studio, media, or ICAM. Students interested in a double major within the department must have at least ten upper-division courses that are unique to each departmental major and the remaining courses may overlap with other major requirements. Students should consult with the departmental adviser for additional information.

Major Requirements

Twenty courses are required in studio, media, and ICAM and eighteen courses in art history for the attainment of the bachelor of arts. A minimum of twelve of these courses must be upper-division, however, some majors may require more upper-division courses.

All courses taken to satisfy major requirements must be taken for a letter grade, and only grades of C– or better will be accepted in the visual arts major.

Studio Major

The studio major is aimed at producing a theoretically based, highly productive group of artists. Lower-division courses are structured to expose students to a variety of ideas in and about the visual arts. Introductory skills are taught, but their development will occur at the upper-division level in conjunction with the student’s increasing awareness of the range of theoretical possibilities in the field. The curriculum includes courses in drawing, painting, sculpture, performance, photography, digital imaging and electronics, and many offerings in art history/criticism.

Group I: Lower Division

Foundation Level

Five courses required.

1. Introduction to Art Making: Two-Dimensional Practices

2. Introduction to Art Making: Motion and Time Based Art

3. Introduction to Art Making: Three-Dimensional Practices

22. Formations of Modern Art

Choose one from

20. Introduction to Art History

21A. Introduction to the Arts of the Americas or Africa and Oceania

21B. Introduction to Asian Art

84. History of Film

Group II: Upper Division

Entry Level

Five courses required.

111. Structure of Art

Choose four from

40/ICAM 40.* Introduction to Computing in the Arts

60.* Introduction to Digital Photography

70N.* Introduction to Media

104A. Performing the Self

105A. Drawing: Representing the Subject

106A. Painting: Image Making

107A. Sculpture: Making the Object

Note: VIS 111 is required for visual arts studio, media, and art history majors.

*VIS 40, 60, or 70N can be taken to fulfill Group II entry level studio requirements, but will not count toward the fifteen upper-division courses needed to fulfill the major requirements.

Group III: Upper Division

Intermediate Level

Two courses required.

104BN. Verbal Performance

105B. Drawing: Practices and Genre

105D. Art Forms and Chinese Calligraphy

106B. Painting: Practices and Genre

107B. Sculpture: Practices and Genre

140/ICAM 101. Digital Imaging: Image and Interactivity

147A. Electronic Technologies for Art I

Group IV: Upper Division

Advanced Level

Five courses required.

Group A

Choose two from

105C. Drawing: Portfolio Projects

105E. Chinese Calligraphy as Installation

106C. Painting: Portfolio Projects

107CN. Sculpture: Portfolio Projects

147B. Electronic Technologies for the Art II

Group B

Group A must be completed before Group B can be taken.

Choose three from

108. Advanced Projects in Art

110A. Contemporary Issues and Practices

110B. New Genres/New and Old Technologies

110C. Proposals, Plans, Presentations

110D. Visual Narrative/Tableau

110E. Art in Public Places/Site Specific Art

110F. Installation: Cross-Disciplinary Projects

110G. The Natural and Altered Environment

110I. Performing for the Camera

110J. Ritual Performance

130. Special Projects in Visual Arts

132. Installation Production and Studio

Group V: Upper Division

Nonstudio

Three courses required.

Upper-division art history, film history, and theory/ criticism courses such as

113CN.* History of Criticism III: Contemporary (1950–Present)

117B.* Theories of Representation

124CN. Nineteenth-Century Art

125A. Twentieth-Century Art

125BN. Contemporary Art

152. Film in Social Context

154. Hard Look at the Movies

156. Latino American Cinema

158. Histories of Photography

159/ICAM 150. History of Art and Technology

194S. Fantasy in Film

Note: Any courses in the art history distributional requirement or the media history, criticism, and theory area may be taken to fulfill the nonstudio requirement for studio majors.

Honors Program in Studio

110M. Studio Honors I

110N. Studio Honors II

The Studio Honors I and the attached Studio Honors II count as one course toward the fulfillment of a Group IV requirement.

Art History/Theory/Criticism Major

The major in art history, theory, and criticism is designed both for students who desire a broadly based education in the humanities and for those who plan to pursue a career in an art-related profession. In both cases, the foundation for study is proficiency in the languages of artistic expression. Through the study of art history, students learn to treat works of art as manifestations of human belief, thought, and experience in Western and non-Western societies from prehistory to the present day. Courses in criticism review the theoretical approaches that are used to understand artistic achievement. By combining art historical and critical study, the program promotes in the student an awareness of the cultural traditions that have shaped his or her intellectual outlook and provides a framework for informed judgment on the crucial issues of meaning and expression in contemporary society.

Majors are encouraged to take relevant courses in allied disciplines such as history, communication, anthropology, and literature, and in such area programs as classics and Italian studies. In addition, students who plan to apply to graduate schools are strongly advised to develop proficiency in one or more foreign languages, as is dictated by their area of specialization.

FOUNDATION LEVEL—Lower Division

Five courses required.

20. Introduction to Art History

22. Formations of Modern Art

23. Information Technologies in Art History

Choose one from

21A. Introduction to the Art of the Americas or Africa and Oceania

21B. Introduction to Asian Art

Choose one from

1, 2, 3. Introduction to Art Making

60. Introduction to Digital Photography

70N. Introduction to Media

Note: VIS 23 should be completed by the end of the sophomore year or taken the first time it is offered after a junior declares an art history major or transfers into the program. VIS 23 is a prerequisite for VIS 112.

ADVANCED LEVEL—Upper Division

Thirteen courses required.

GROUP I—Required Courses

Two courses.

These two courses are required for all art history and criticism majors:

111. Structure of Art

112. Art Historical Methods

Note: Majors must complete VIS 112 by the end of their junior year and are strongly advised to do so earlier.

Required of visual arts art history, media, and studio majors.

GROUP II—Distributional Requirement

Six courses.

Choose one course from each of the following areas:

A. European Premodern: Ancient and Medieval

120A. Greek Art

120B. Roman Art

120C. Late Antique Art

121AN. The Idea of Medieval Art

121B. Castles, Cathedrals, and Cities

121D.* The Illuminated Manuscript in the Middle Ages

128A. Topics in Premodern Art History

129A.* Seminar in Premodern Art History

B. European Early Modern: Renaissance and Baroque

122AN. Renaissance Art

122CN. Leonardo da Vinci in Context

122D. Michelangelo

122F.* Leonardo’s La Gioconda

123GS. The City in Italy

123AN. Between Spirit and Flesh: Northern Art of the Early Renaissance

128B. Topics in Early Modern Art History

129B.* Seminar in Early Modern Art History

C. Modern and Contemporary

124BN. Art and the Enlightenment

124CN. Nineteenth Century Art

125A. Twentieth Century Art

125BN. Contemporary Art

125DN.* Marcel Duchamp

125F. Latin American Film

128C. Topics in Modern Art History

129C.* Seminar in Modern Art History

158. Histories of Photography

159/ICAM 150. History of Art and Technology

D. Arts of the Americas

126AN. Pre-Columbian Art of Ancient Mexico and Central America

126BN. The Art and Civilization of the Ancient Maya

126C.* Problems in Mesoamerican Art History

126D.* Problems in Ancient Maya Iconography and Inscriptions

126HN. Pacific Coast American Indian Art

126I. Southwest American Indian Art

126J. African and Afro-American Art

126K. Oceanic Art

126P. Latin American Art, 1890–1950

126Q. Latin American Art, 1950–Present

128D. Topics in Art History of the Americas

129D.* Seminar in Art History of the Americas

E. Arts of Asia

114GS.* Arts and Visual Culture in China

127B. Arts of China

127C. Arts of Modern China

127D.* Early Chinese Painting

127E.* Later Chinese Painting

127F.* Japanese Buddhist Art

127G.* Twentieth-Century Chinese Art

127GS. Issues in Modern and Contemporary Chinese Art

127N. Twentieth-Century Art in China and Japan

127P. Arts of Japan

127Q.* Japanese Paintings and Prints

128E. Topics in Art History of Asia

129E.* Seminar in Art History of Asia

F. Theory

113AN.* History of Criticism I: Early Modern

113BN.* History of Criticism II: Early Twentieth Century (1900–1950)

113CN.* History of Criticism III: Contemporary (1950–Present)

117E.* Problems in Ethnoaesthetics

117F. Theorizing the Americas

117G. Critical Visual Theory and Practice since 1980

117H. Constructing Gender in Fifth-Century BC Athens and Eighteenth-Century France

117I.* Western and Non-Western Rituals and Ceremonies

128F. Topics in Art Theory and Criticism

129F.* Seminar in Art Theory and Criticism

*seminar

Students must take at least three upper-division seminars in addition to VIS 112. These three additional seminars may come from any area and be taken in fulfillment of the distribution requirements or as open electives.

In accordance with standard university policy, the department requires that students take two-thirds of the upper-division courses in their major at UC San Diego. The distribution requirement must be fulfilled with courses taken at UC San Diego. Courses taken abroad or at other US institutions do not count toward, and will not be substituted for, the six-course distribution requirement.

GROUP III—Electives

Five courses.

Students are required to take five upper-division courses in addition to VIS 111, VIS 112, and those used to fulfill the distribution requirements. At least three of these must be courses in art history or theory. For the remaining two, choose from the following:

Honors Program in Art History

129G.* Art History Honors Seminar

129H.* Art History Honors Directed Group Study

*seminar

The completion of both the Art History Honors Seminar and the Art History Honors Directed Group Study counts as one course toward the fulfillment of the Group III requirement.

Students who meet the criteria may, with permission of the art history faculty adviser or the Art History Honors Seminar instructor, enroll in the Art History Honors Program during the last quarter of their junior year or as a senior. This program is open to juniors and seniors who meet eligibility requirements. Please consult with the departmental adviser for these requirements.

Media Major

With a visual arts foundation, the program is designed for students who want to become creative videomakers, filmmakers, photographers, and computer artists, encouraging the hybridity of media. The curriculum combines hands-on experience of making with practical and theoretical criticism, provides historical, social, and aesthetic backgrounds for the understanding of modern media, and emphasizes creativity, versatility, and intelligence over technical specializations. It should allow students to go on to more specialized graduate programs in the media arts, to seek careers in film, television, computing, or photography, or to develop as independent artists. All media majors should see the visual arts undergraduate adviser upon entrance into UC San Diego.

FOUNDATION LEVEL—Lower Division

Six courses required.

1 or 2 or 3. Introduction to Art Making

22. Formations of Modern Art

84. History of Film

40/ICAM 40. Introduction to Computing in the Arts

60. Introduction to Digital Photography

70N. Introduction to Media

VIS 70N is prerequisite for use of the Media Center facilities; no further film and video production courses may be taken until VIS 70N is completed.

INTERMEDIATE LEVEL—Upper Division

Nine courses required: six from Group A and three from Group B.

Group A

Two courses required. Required courses for all emphases:

111. Structure of Art

174. Media Sketchbook

Choose One Emphasis

Four courses required.

Computing Emphasis

Three courses plus one from photography or video and digital cinema.

140/ICAM 101. Digital Imaging: Image and Interactivity

145A/ICAM 102. Time- and Process-Based Digital Media I

147A. Electronic Technologies for Art I

Photography Emphasis

Two courses plus two from computing or video and digital cinema.

164. Photographic Strategies

165. Camera Techniques

Video and Digital Cinema Emphasis

Three courses plus one from computing or photography.

171. Digital Cinema—Theory and Production

175. Editing—Theory and Production

176. 16mm Filmmaking

177. Scripting Strategies

178. Sound—Theory and Production

Group B—History, Criticism, and Theory

Three courses required.

151. History of Experimental Film

152. Film in Social Context

153. The Genre Series

154. Hard Look at the Movies

155. The Director Series

158. Histories of Photography

159/ICAM 150. History of Art and Technology

194S. Fantasy in Film

Note: any courses in the art history distributional requirement (http://visarts.ucsd.edu/~gd2/art-historytheorycriticism-major) may be taken to fulfill the Group B requirement.

VIS 158 is required for all students with a photography emphasis.

VIS 159/ICAM150 is required for all students with a computing emphasis.

ADVANCED LEVEL—Upper Division

Five courses required.

180A. Documentary Evidence and the Construction of Authenticity in Current Media Practices

180B. Fiction and Allegory in Current Media Practices

183A. Strategies of Self

183B. Strategies of Alterity

Three of the above are required for the photography and video and digital cinema emphases and two are required for the computing emphasis.

Electives

Computing Emphasis: Choose three

Photography Emphasis: Choose two

Video and Digital Cinema Emphasis: Choose two

Computing

145B. Time- and Process-Based Digital Media II

147B. Electronic Technologies for Art II

149/ICAM 130. Seminar in Contemporary Computer Topics

Photography

167. Social Engagement in Photography

Video and Digital Cinema

181. Sound and Lighting

182. Advanced Editing

184. Advanced Scripting

If not taken previously, one of the 180A, 180B, 183A, or 183B courses may be used toward the upper-division elective requirement.

Students must have senior standing before any of the following four courses may be taken and instructor approval is required to enroll.

109. Advanced Projects in Media

131. Special Projects in Media

132. Installation Production and Studio

197. Media Honors Thesis

Note: Enrollment in production courses is limited to two per quarter. Production courses are numbered VIS 109, 131, 132, 140/ICAM 101, 145A/ICAM 102, 145B, 147A-B, 164–184.

Interdisciplinary Computing and the Arts (ICAM)

The interdisciplinary computing and the arts major in the Departments of Music and Visual Arts draws upon, and aims to bring together, ideas and paradigms from computer science, art, and cultural theory. It takes for granted that the computer has become a metamedium and that artists working with computers are expected to combine different media forms in their works. All of this makes the program unique among currently existing computer art or design programs which, on the one hand, usually focus on the use of computers for a particular media (for instance, specializing in computer animation, or computer music, or computer design for print) and, on the other hand, do not enter into a serious dialogue with current research in computer science, only teaching the students “off-the-shelf” software.

The program also recognizes that creating sophisticated artistic works with computers requires a new model of the creative process, one which combines traditional artistic procedures with the experimental research characteristic of the sciences. All in all, it aims to train a new type of cultural producer, who is familiar with art and media history, who is equally proficient with computer programming and artistic skills, who is always ready to learn new technologies, and who is comfortable interacting with scientists and computer industry resources.

The goals of the program are

Lower Division

Eight courses required.

Arts

Four courses required.

MUS 4. Introduction to Western Music

VIS 1. Introduction to Art Making: Two-dimensional Practices

VIS 22. Formations of Modern Art

VIS 70N. Introduction to Media

Computer Science

One course required.

CSE 11. Introduction to Computer Science: JAVA

Note: CSE 11 is an accelerated course in the JAVA programming language. CSE 8A/8L and 8B, which cover the same material in a nonaccelerated format, may be substituted.

Mathematics

Two courses required.

Math 20A. Calculus for Science and Engineering

Math 20B. Calculus for Science and Engineering

Note: Math 20A and 20B are accelerated calculus courses for Science and Engineering. Math 10A, 10B, and 10C, which cover similar material in a nonaccelerated format, may be substituted.

Computing and the Arts

One course required.

ICAM 40/VIS 40. Introduction to Computing in the Arts

Upper Division

Twelve courses required.

Survey

One course required.

ICAM 110. Computing in the Arts: Current Practice

Foundation

Three courses required.

ICAM 101/VIS 140. Digital Imaging: Image and Interactivity

ICAM 102/VIS 145A. Time-and Process-Based Digital Media I

ICAM 103/MUS 170. Musical Acoustics

Advanced

Four courses required.

Choose three from

ICAM 120. Virtual Environments

ICAM 130/VIS 149. Seminar in Contemporary Computer Topics

VIS 109. Advanced Projects in Media

VIS 131. Special Projects in Media

VIS 132. Installation Production and Studio

VIS 141A. Computer Programming for the Arts I

VIS 147A. Electronic Technologies for Art I

VIS 174. Media Sketchbook

MUS 171. Computer Music I

MUS 173. Audio Production: Mixing and Editing

MUS 174A-B-C. Recording/MIDI Studio Techniques

MUS 175. Musical Psychoacoustics

MUS 176. Music Technology Seminar

Choose one from

VIS 141B. Computer Programming for the Arts II

VIS 145B. Time- and Process-Based Digital Media II

VIS 147B. Electronic Technologies for Art II

MUS 172. Computer Music II

Theory and History

Two courses required.

ICAM 150/VIS 159. History of Art and Technology

and one of

VIS 151. History of the Experimental Film

VIS 152. Film in Social Context

VIS 153. The Genre Series

VIS 154. Hard Look at the Movies

VIS 155. The Director Series

VIS 156. Latino American Cinema

VIS 158. Histories of Photography

VIS 194S. Fantasy in Film

MUS 111. Topics/World Music Traditions

MUS 114. Music of the Twentieth Century

Senior Project

Two courses required.

ICAM 160A. Senior Project in Computer Arts I

ICAM 160B. Senior Project in Computer Arts II

Note: Enrollment in production courses is limited to two per quarter. Production courses are numbered VIS 109, 131, 132, 140/ICAM 101, 141A-B, 145A/ICAM 102, 145B, 147A-B, 174. ICAM 120, 160A-B.