Hughes

What is cinema? Classic Readings of Classic Films (4 cr.)

Using a variety of readings now considered classics as our guide, this class will look closely at a broad range of films and film movements discussed by critics and theorists such as Rudolf Amheim, Jean Epstein, Sergei Fisenstein, Walter Benjamin and Andre Bazin.
Cross-list: FILM 361, Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: HART 561. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for HART 361 and HART 561.

Art Since 1945 (3 cr.)

This course introduces the major developments, figures, and works of late modernism beginning with the shift, during the 1940s, from Paris to New York as the cultural center of avant-garde. The class charts the rise of Abstract Expressionism in the 1940s and 50s and follows its divided legacies in the 1960s and 70s. We will examine the post-modern debates of the 1980s and the 90s and conclude with a look at trends in contemporary art.

Art, Revolution, War: Modern Art in Violent Times (3 cr.)

This seminar examines the ambition (or lack thereof) of modern art to play an active role during periods of violent conflict. From the French Revolution to the recent disastrous American engagements in the Middle East wars to the never-ending war on terror, artists have produced images that attempt to actively engage in these conflicts. This class will examine the relative successes and failures of art during times of violent revolution and war within the modern era.
Undergraduate Equivalency: HART 351

Art, Revolution, War: Modern Art in Violent Times (3 cr.)

This seminar examines the ambition (or lack thereof) of modern art to play an active role during periods of violent conflict. From the French Revolution to the recent disastrous American engagements in the Middle East wars to the never-ending war on terror, artists have produced images that attempt to actively engage in these conflicts. This class will examine the relative successes and failures of art during times of violent revolution and war within the modern era.
Graduate Equivalency: HART 651

Trends in Contemporary Art (3 cr.)

This seminar will map the terrain of contemporary art as it has developed in the wake of political and theoretical engagements of the 1990's. For many critics, Contemporary Art practice has given way to the worst aspects of spectacular culture losing sight of the political, theoretical, and artistic rigor that characterized the historical and neo-avant-garde.

Art since 1945 (3 cr.)

This course introduces the major developments, figures, and works of late modernism beginning with the shift, during the 1940s, from Paris to New York as the cultural center of avant-garde. The class charts the rise of Abstract Expressionism in the 1940s and 50s and follows its divided legacies in the 1960s and 70s. We will examine the post-modern debates of the 1980s and the 90s and conclude with a look at trends in contemporary art.

Beginning Digital Photography (3 cr.)

Introduction to digital photography through exploration of light, camera, and computer.
Assignments include looking, taking, discussing, adjusting, printing and writing about photographs. The class is a balance of visual awareness, technical skills and meaning in the context of photography's continuing history.
Utilizes Adobe Lightroom which is provided on computers in VADA Digital Lab; students must provide their own digital camera.
Space is limited to 12 students.
Cross-list: FOTO 210

Art and Emotion (3 cr.)

This seminar will examine the role played by emotion in our response to works of art.  What is the relationship of emotion to the specific formal properties of a given work of art, such as color, texture, shape, line quality, sound, and so on?  What role do our cognitive faculties play in determining our emotional response to art?  Are there political stakes to emotional affect?
Cross-listed with HART 353 (13715)

Beginning Digital Photography (3 cr.)

Introduction to digital photography through exploration of light, camera, and computer.
Assignments include looking, taking, discussing, adjusting, printing and writing about photographs. The class is a balance of visual awareness, technical skills and meaning in the context of photography's continuing history.
Utilizes Adobe Lightroom which is provided on computers in VADA Digital Lab; students must provide their own digital camera.
Space is limited to 12 students.
Cross-list: FOTO 210