Senate Document Number    9011S


Date of Senate Approval      04/28/11


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Statement of Faculty Senate Action:


APC Document 75:                                          Change descriptions for ART 240, 340, 440           


Effective Date:  Fall 2011



1.  Delete:            On page 71, the description for ART 240, Introduction to Sculpture Elements (3):


A brief exploration into mold making and product development, with an in-depth look at sculpture since 1900. Readings, discussions, projects, written requirements and oral defense of projects. Prerequisites: ART 110, 111, 112, 113. Fall and Spring.



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An introduction and exploration into materials and processes such as metal, wood, casting and their various applications towards crafting sculpture. Students will learn to use a variety of shop tools in both the metal and wood shops including welders, grinders, saws, drills, lathe, planer and all types of metal bending equipment. Course involves readings, discussions, projects, written responses and oral critiques of projects. Prerequisites: ART 110, 111, 112. Fall and Spring.




2.    Delete:         On page 72, the description for ART 340, Sculpture Methods and Media (3):


The class will investigate foam vaporization using aluminum, lost wax casting using aluminum and bronze, and iron casting using resin bonded sand. Mold materials used will include plaster investment, green sand and resin bonded sand. Students will also be required to participate in the semester iron pour. Written and oral defense of projects required. Prerequisite: ART 240. Fall and Spring.



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Investigates a variety of traditional sculptural techniques that may include mold making, glass blowing, blacksmithing and casting. Additional techniques such as resin or lost wax casting may be combined with a range of materials such as food and other organic materials as well as various metals. Finishing techniques and color application may also be covered. Students are required to participate in various metal pours during the course of the semester. Written and oral critiques of projects are required. Prerequisite: ART 240. Fall and Spring.




3.  Delete:            On page 72, the description for ART 440, Advanced Sculpture Methods (3):


Exploration of ideas in depth. Beginning preparation for senior exhibition. Written and oral defense of work required. Prerequisites: ART 340. Fall and Spring.



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Students will combine advanced techniques and concepts with their unique artistic goals in preparation for their senior exhibition by concentrating on developing a cohesive body of work. This will involve written and oral critiques of work coupled with in-depth research.  May be repeated as content varies for a total of 9 hours credit. Prerequisites: ART 340 or ART 350. Fall and Spring.




With last year’s revamping of facilities and new hiring in the 3-D area, the facilities are now fully capable of covering the curriculum outlined in both the current and new course offerings, so there will be no impact in regards to needing additional staff, studio space, or equipment at this time. 



While the Sculpture area has been updated in way of facilities, equipment and faculty, the curriculum has remained untouched for close to three decades. These updated course descriptions allow the curriculum to become contemporary and relevant, and adds to our ability to have a cohesive curriculum for the entire 3-D area by enabling the department to deliver the full range of abilities and skills. Students often need more than one semester to complete work for their required senior exhibition. Allowing ART 440 to be repeated will diminish the need to offer Special Topics courses to enable students to complete this work.