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Student at wheelThe Art program supports the University’s goal of providing high quality undergraduate liberal arts programs with a “solid base of arts and sciences courses, designed for intellectual and personal growth and the pursuit of meaningful employment and responsible, informed citizenship.” Career opportunities for graduates include artist, designer, arts administrator, art instructor, gallery and museum director, and computer-related fields.

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Northwest Coast Art O.E.


Occupational endorsements are programs of study designed to give students intensive training in a specific occupational field.

Typically an occupational endorsement is less than 30 credits, and is not an eligible program for financial aid.

Requirements (2013-2014 Catalog)

Minimum Credit Hours20
All of the following (minimum 5 credits)
ARTS181Beginning Northwest Coast Design1-3
ARTS263Northwest Coast Native History and Culture1-3
ARTS497Portfolio Review of the best work from selected classes and an independently created piece1-3
Select one emphasis from the following:
Basketry Emphasis15
Select from the following
ARTS138Natural Dye1-3
ARTS183Northwest Coast Harvesting and Preparation of Basketry Materials0.5
ARTS282Beginning Northwest Coast Basketry1-3
ARTS284Northwest Coast Basket Design1
ARTS382Intermediate Northwest Coast Basketry1-3
ARTS482Advanced Northwest Coast Basketry1-3
And other approved basketry courses. Only the courses at the 400 level may be repeated for credit.
Carving Emphasis15
Select from the following
ARTS189Northwest Coast Toolmaking2
ARTS285Beginning Northwest Coast Carving1-3
ARTS385Intermediate Northwest Coast Carving1-3
ARTS482Advanced Northwest Coast Basketry1-3
And other approved carving courses. Only the courses at the 400 level may be repeated for credit. 
Weaving Emphasis15
Select from the following (15 credits total)
ARTS116Fiber Arts-Spinning1-3
ARTS138Natural Dye1-3
ARTS286Beginning Northwest Coast Woolen Weaving1-3
ARTS386Intermediate NW Coast Woolen Weaving1-3
ARTS486Advanced NW Coast Woolen Weaving1-3
And other approved weaving courses. Only the courses at the 400 level may be repeated for credit.

Bachelor of Arts: Art

Bachelor degree programs are designed to prepare students for employment, or graduate school, in their chosen field.

Typically a bachelor degree program is 120 credits (four years).

Degree Requirements (2013-2014 Catalog)

Minimum Credit Hours120
General Education Requirements (View)35
Written Communications Skills
ENGLS111Methods of Written Communication3
ENGLS211Intermediate Composition3
Humanities
ARTS261History of World Art I3
ARTS262History of World Art II3
*Must include 6 credits in two separate disciplines within the social sciences
Major Requirements45
ARTS162Color and Design3
ARTS205Intermediate Drawing*3
ARTS211Beginning Sculpture3
ARTS213Beginning Painting3
ARTS363History of Modern Art3
ARTS495Career Development for the Artist3
ENGLS311Advanced Composition **3
Select two from the following (6 credits):
ARTS201Beginning Ceramics3
ARTS209Beginning Printmaking3
ARTS222Digital Photography3
* ART S105 must be taken as a prerequisite to ART S205
** Grade C or higher
Emphasis18
Select two different emphasis areas from the following (9 credits each):
Ceramics
ARTS301Intermediate Ceramics3
ARTS401Advanced Ceramics*3
Drawing
ARTS305Advanced Drawing3
ARTS405Senior Drawing*3
Painting
ARTS313Intermediate Painting3
ARTS413Advanced Painting*3
Printmaking
ARTS309Intermediate Printmaking3
ARTS409Advanced Sculpture*3
Sculpture
ARTS311Intermediate Sculpture3
ARTS411Advanced Sculpture*3
*400-level ART courses may be repeated for credit
B.A. in Art without a Minor
Breadth Requirements without a Minor30
Minimum 15 credits must be upper division.
Humanities15

Must include ART S105 (ART S105 is a prerequisite for ART S205) and a world or Alaska language (Select 8 credits in a one-year sequence of a single world or Alaska Native language.)

Social Science:15
ELECTIVES8-10
B.A. in Art with a Minor
Breadth Requirements with a Minor18
Minimum 15 credits must be upper division.
Humanities9

Must include ART S105 (ART S105 is a prerequisite for ART S205) and a world or Alaska language (Select 8 credits in a one-year sequence of a single world or Alaska Native language.)

Social Science:9
Minor Requirements15-18
ELECTIVES*
*as needed to equal 120 credits.

Minor in Art

Minors are areas of study that students can use to expand the scope of their bachelor degree program (for example a student in a Art major can add a Business minor).

Typically a minor is 15 credits, it cannot be the same emphasis as the main degree program.

Degree Requirements (2013-2014 Catalog)

Minimum Credit Hours18
ARTS105Beginning Drawing3
ARTS162Color and Design3
Select one from the following (3 credits):
ARTS261History of World Art I3
ARTS262History of World Art II3
Select 6 credits from 1 of the following areas:
Drawing
ARTS205Intermediate Drawing3
ARTS305Advanced Drawing3
ARTS405Senior Drawing3
Painting
ARTS213Beginning Painting (Oil or Acrylic)3
ARTS223Watercolor Painting3
ARTS313Intermediate Painting3
ARTS323Intermediate Watercolor3
ARTS413Advanced Painting3
ARTS423Advanced Watercolor3
Ceramics
ARTS201Beginning Ceramics3
ARTS226Primitive Fire Pottery3
ARTS301Intermediate Ceramics3
ARTS401Advanced Ceramics3
ARTS450Raku Pottery3
Sculpture
ARTS211Introductory Photography3
ARTS311Intermediate Sculpture3
ARTS411Advanced Sculpture3
Printmaking
ARTS209Beginning Printmaking3
ARTS309Intermediate Printmaking3
ARTS409Advanced Printmaking3
Select one from the following (3 credits):
ARTS261History of World Art I*3
ARTS262History of World Art II*3
ARTS263Northwest Coast Native Art History and Culture3
ARTS363History of Modern Art3
*Cannot use the same course to fulfill both requirements

Minor in Northwest Coast Art

Minors are areas of study that students can use to expand the scope of their bachelor degree program (for example a student in a Art major can add a Business minor).

Typically a minor is 15 credits, it cannot be the same emphasis as the main degree program.

Degree Requirements (2013-2014 Catalog)

Minimum Credit Hours22
All of the following (5 credits total)
ANTHS225Artistic Expressions and Oral Narratives of Alaska Natives3
ARTS263Northwest Coast Native History and Culture1-3
ARTS493/S497Portfolio Review of the best work from elective classes and an independently created piece1-3
Select from the following (2 credits total)
ARTS181Beginning Northwest Coast Design1-3
ARTS281Intermediate Northwest Coast Design1-3
ARTS381Advanced Northwest Coast Design1-3
Select 15 credits from one of the following areas:
Weaving
ARTS116Fiber Arts-Spinning1-3
ARTS138Natural Dye1-3
ARTS286Beginning NW Coast Woolen Weaving1-3
ARTS386Intermediate NW Coast Woolen Weaving1-3
ARTS486Advanced NW Coast Woolen Weaving1-3
Basketry
ARTS183Northwest Coast Harvesting and Preparation of Basketry Materials.5
ARTS284Northwest Coast Basket Design1
ARTS282Beginning Northwest Coast Basketry1-3
ARTS382Intermediate Northwest Coast Basketry1-3
ARTS482Advanced Northwest Coast Basketry1-3
Carving
ARTS285Beginning Northwest Coast Carving1-3
ARTS385Intermediate Northwest Coast Carving1-3
ARTS485Advanced Northwest Coast Carving1-3
ARTS189Northwest Coast Tool Making2
Other approved elective topics in Carving and Northwest Coast Arts.

UAS is an open enrollment institution, this means that you do not have to be in a UAS degree program to take a class. Anyone can take our classes as long as they meet the course pre-requisites.

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ART Classes: Fall - 2014


Introduction to basic elements in drawing. Emphasis on a variety of techniques and media.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
80390T01Norman Campbell
SC
Tuesday
6:00p - 9:00p
9/2 - 12/13

Tuition and fees: $582 (additional charges may apply)

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
80570J01Christofer Taylor
SB105
Tue, Thu
5:30p - 8:00p
9/2 - 12/13

Tuition and fees: $547 (additional charges may apply)

ART 160
3 CR

Course is designed to stimulate thought and develop an appreciation of the visual arts. There will be an emphasis on how art is useful in everyday life, how it speaks and what it means.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
80391TD1Elizabeth Zacher
DISTELIVE
Wednesday
7:00p - 8:30p
9/2 - 12/13

Tuition and fees: $592 (additional charges may apply)

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
80393TD2Elizabeth Zacher
DISTELIVE
Wednesday
7:00p - 8:30p
9/2 - 12/13

Order textbooks from MBS Direct: http://direct.mbsbooks.com/ualaska.htm. Go to: http://www.uas.alaska.edu/sitka/support/learning.html to get started in your class.

Tuition and fees: $592 (additional charges may apply)

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
80572J01Benjamin Huff
EG112
Mon, Wed
3:30p - 5:00p
9/2 - 12/13

Tuition and fees: $537 (additional charges may apply)

ART 162
3 CR

Fundamentals of color and visual perception. Emphasis on two dimensions. Four hours lab per week required.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
80573J01Inari Kylanen
SB102
Mon, Wed
11:30a - 2:00p
9/2 - 12/13

Tuition and fees: $607 (additional charges may apply)

Introduction to basic elements of graphic design. Emphasis on visual communication and design.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
81222J02Inari Kylanen
WB102
Mon, Wed
2:30p - 5:00p
9/2 - 12/13

Tuition and fees: $547 (additional charges may apply)

Designed to build foundation skills for the beginning visual artist through the process of drawing the human figure. This is an observational drawing course with an introduction to basic human anatomy, linear perspective, and techniques for representing light and form. Live models in classroom, draped and undraped.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
80634J01David Woodie
SB105
Saturday
12:00p - 5:00p
9/2 - 12/13

Tuition and fees: $547 (additional charges may apply)

Introduction to the making and firing of clay objects. Study of clay methods of forming decorations, glazing and firing.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
80399T01Elizabeth Zacher
SC109
Monday
6:00p - 9:00p
9/8 - 12/13

Tuition and fees: $597 (additional charges may apply)

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
80574J01Jeremy Kane
SB106
Tuesday
12:30p - 5:00p
9/2 - 12/13

Tuition and fees: $647 (additional charges may apply)

Exploration of pictorial composition and creative interpretation of subjects. Four hours lab per week required.

Prerequisite: ART S105 or instructor permission.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
80575J01Anne Wedler
SB105
Mon, Wed
11:30a - 2:00p
9/2 - 12/13

Live models in classroom.

Tuition and fees: $547 (additional charges may apply)

Introduction to the history and techniques of image creation and reproduction, archaic to digital, on a variety of materials including paper, hard surfaces, and textiles. Techniques are not limited to plexiglass, linoleum, wood block, metal plate, and silkscreen processes. Emphasis is on artistic expression vis-a-vis media and audience.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
80576J01Pedar Dalthorp
SB102
Tue, Thu
3:00p - 5:15p
9/2 - 12/13

Tuition and fees: $607 (additional charges may apply)

Introduction to elements and principles of three-dimensional sculpture using materials ranging from cardboard to plaster to welding and metal casting. Hollow, solid, modular and environmental forms will be explored as tools for abstraction, opportunities for aesthetic development, and as vehicles for content.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
80577J01Pedar Dalthorp
SB102
Tue, Thu
6:00p - 8:30p
9/2 - 12/13

Tuition and fees: $607 (additional charges may apply)

Introduction to basic materials and techniques in painting in oil and acrylic mediums.

Prerequisite: ART S205 or instructor permission.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
80578J01Anne Wedler
SB105
Mon, Wed
5:30p - 8:00p
9/2 - 12/13

Tuition and fees: $607 (additional charges may apply)

Introduction to basic materials and techniques in painting in oil and acrylic mediums.

Prerequisite: ART S205 or instructor permission.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
79331K01David Rubin
HAM103
Tue, Thu
6:00p - 8:30p
9/2 - 12/13

Tuition and fees: $607 (additional charges may apply)

Basic principles of photography, with emphasis on digital media. Introduces digital imaging technology, photo composition and lighting, using leading software to process images, and printing and electronic distribution. Emphasis is on the artistic value of digital imaging as a medium, as well as in relation to traditional photography and other forms of artistic expression. Students must have basic computer skills and access to a digital camera.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
80579J01Benjamin Huff
WB102
Monday
5:30p - 8:30p
9/2 - 12/13

Tuition and fees: $592 (additional charges may apply)

ART 230
1 - 3 CR

Presents exploration of a variety of media. Students will design and complete independent projects.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
80439T01Elizabeth Zacher
SC109
Friday
9:00a - 12:00p
9/2 - 12/13

Tuition and fees per credit hour: $184; $40 additional flat fee (additional charges may apply)

Origins of western art and its progressive development from the beginning to contemporary art. Starts with the origins and progresses through the Romanesque period.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
80442TD1Elizabeth Zacher
DISTELIVE
Thursday
4:30p - 6:00p
9/2 - 12/13

Order textbooks from MBS Direct: http://direct.mbsbooks.com/ualaska.htm. Go to: http://www.uas.alaska.edu/sitka/support/learning.html to get started in your class.

Tuition and fees: $592 (additional charges may apply)

A continuation of ART 261 starting with the Gothic period and continuing through contemporary times. ART 261 and 262 may be taken in reverse order, however course content is presented in a chronological sequence starting with the fall semester.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
79332K01John Radzilowski
PAUL515
Mon, Wed
10:30a - 11:50a
9/2 - 12/13

Tuition and fees: $537 (additional charges may apply)

This workshop emphasizes technique and the plasticity of metal. It is both exercise and project based through individualized instruction, tailored to the students ability and goals. The process of making chasing tools will be covered. Chasing and repousse' is a very old technique that has been used by Tlingit culture before contact with European cultures. The class goal is to introduce the student to this process and technique, giving them enough knowledge and resource to practice this process on their own.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
80624T01Nicholas Galanin
SC
Mon, Tue, Wed
4:00p - 6:00p
10/1 - 10/29

Materials Fee: $30.00

Tuition and fees: $214 (additional charges may apply)

An introduction to traditional NW Coast carving in wood. Students will have an opportunity to complete projects from previous carving classes or begin a project of choice.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
80581J01Ray Watkins
WB101
Sun, Sat
9:00a - 6:00p
9/6 - 9/28

Tuition and fees: $587 (additional charges may apply)

An introduction to traditional Northwest Coast carving in wood. Possible projects may include carving spoons, halibut hooks, relief panels, bentwood bowls or boxes.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
80772T01Tommy Joseph
SITKA
Tuesday
6:00p - 9:00p
9/2 - 12/13

Tuition and fees per credit hour: $184; $5 additional flat fee (additional charges may apply)

A continuation of basic ceramics with an emphasis on the potter's wheel, glaze calculations and plaster as it relates to pottery. Four hours lab per week required.

Prerequisite: ART S201 or permission.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
80401T01Elizabeth Zacher
SC109
Monday
6:00p - 9:00p
9/8 - 12/13

Tuition and fees: $708 (additional charges may apply)

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
80582J01Jeremy Kane
SB106
Thursday
8:10a - 1:00p
9/2 - 12/13

Tuition and fees: $758 (additional charges may apply)

ART 305
3 CR

Advanced exploration of pictorial compositions and creative interpretation of subjects. Special topics and media will be introduced.

Prerequisite: ART S205.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
80583J01Anne Wedler
SB105
Mon, Wed
11:30a - 2:00p
9/2 - 12/13

Live models in classroom.

Tuition and fees: $658 (additional charges may apply)

Development and refinement of skills previously acquired in Art S209.

Prerequisite: ART S209.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
80584J01Pedar Dalthorp
SB102
Tue, Thu
3:00p - 5:15p
9/2 - 12/13

Tuition and fees: $718 (additional charges may apply)

More advanced exploration of the sculptural idea; work on an individual basis with more advanced use of a variety of techniques and materials.

Prerequisite: ART S211 or permission.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
80585J01Pedar Dalthorp
SB102
Tue, Thu
6:00p - 8:30p
9/2 - 12/13

Tuition and fees: $718 (additional charges may apply)

Development of expressive skills in painting in any media. Emphasis on pictorial and conceptual problems.

Prerequisite: ART S213.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
80586J01Anne Wedler
SB105
Mon, Wed
5:30p - 8:00p
9/2 - 12/13

Tuition and fees: $718 (additional charges may apply)

A continuation of exploration of a variety of media. Students will design and complete independent projects.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
80440T01Elizabeth Zacher
SC109
Friday
9:00a - 12:00p
9/2 - 12/13

Tuition and fees per credit hour: $221; $40 additional flat fee (additional charges may apply)

Development of modern art forms and theories in the visual arts from the late 19th Century to contemporary art. Concentration on the artistic pluralism of 20th Century art forms: Cubism, Futurism, Surrealism, Expressionism, Constructivism, Nonobjective Art, Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, Realism and other 'isms.'

Prerequisite: ART S262 or instructor permission.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
80595J01Anne Wedler
EL104
Mon, Wed
3:30p - 5:00p
9/2 - 12/13

Tuition and fees: $648 (additional charges may apply)

This workshop emphasizes technique and the plasticity of metal. It is both exercise and project based through individualized instruction, tailored to the students ability and goals. The process of making chasing tools will be covered. Chasing and repousse' is a very old technique that has been used by Tlingit culture before contact with European cultures. The class goal is to introduce the student to this process and technique, giving them enough knowledge and resource to practice this process on their own.

Prerequisite: Previous experience in area of study.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
80625T01Nicholas Galanin
SC
Mon, Tue, Wed
4:00p - 6:00p
10/1 - 10/29

Materials Fee: $30.00

Tuition and fees: $251 (additional charges may apply)

Continued study of traditional Northwest Coast carving in wood with emphasis on more complex technique. Students will have an opportunity to complete projects from previous carving classes or begin a new project of choice.

Prerequisite: ART S285 (3 credits).

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
80587J01Ray Watkins
WB101
Sun, Sat
9:00a - 6:00p
9/6 - 9/28

Tuition and fees: $698 (additional charges may apply)

Continued study of traditional Northwest Coast carving in wood. Emphasis on more complex relief or three-dimensional carving using Northwest Coast Designs.

Prerequisite: ART S285 (3 credits).

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
80773T01Tommy Joseph
SITKA
Tuesday
6:00p - 9:00p
9/2 - 12/13

Tuition and fees per credit hour: $221; $5 additional flat fee (additional charges may apply)

Advanced wheel work and hand building; advanced clay body and glaze calculation as needed. Study of the practical application of ceramics in commercial fields. May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisite: ART S301 or instructor permission.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
80411T01Elizabeth Zacher
SC109
Monday
6:00p - 9:00p
9/8 - 12/13

Tuition and fees: $708 (additional charges may apply)

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
80588J01Jeremy Kane
SB106
Wednesday
12:30p - 5:00p
9/2 - 12/13

Tuition and fees: $758 (additional charges may apply)

ART 405
3 CR

Individual development and exploration of creative interpretation in a variety of drawing media. May be repeated for credit with permission of instructor. Four hours lab per week required.

Prerequisite: ART S305.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
80589J01Anne Wedler
SB105
Mon, Wed
11:30a - 2:00p
9/2 - 12/13

Live models in classroom.

Tuition and fees: $658 (additional charges may apply)

Advanced development of printmaking techniques and ideas. May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisite: ART S309.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
80590J01Pedar Dalthorp
SB102
Tue, Thu
3:00p - 5:15p
9/2 - 12/13

Tuition and fees: $718 (additional charges may apply)

Advanced exploration of the sculptural idea in various media; metal techniques, mixed media inlay and architectural sculpture (stone and concrete). May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisite: ART S311.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
80591J01Pedar Dalthorp
SB102
Tue, Thu
6:00p - 8:30p
9/2 - 12/13

Tuition and fees: $718 (additional charges may apply)

Individual development of technical and creative processes in painting in any media. May be repeated for credit with permission of instructor.

Prerequisite: ART 313.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
80592J01Anne Wedler
SB105
Mon, Wed
5:30p - 8:00p
9/2 - 12/13

Tuition and fees: $718 (additional charges may apply)

Advanced studio work in a variety of media. Students will design and complete independent projects. May be repeated for credit.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
80441T01Elizabeth Zacher
SC109
Friday
9:00a - 12:00p
9/2 - 12/13

Tuition and fees per credit hour: $221; $40 additional flat fee (additional charges may apply)

Advanced NW Coast carving in wood, with emphasis on advanced design and technique. Students will have an opportunity to complete projects from previous carving classes or begin a new project of choice.

Prerequisite: ART S385 ( 3 credits).

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
80593J01Ray Watkins
WB101
Sun, Sat
9:00a - 6:00p
9/6 - 9/28

Tuition and fees: $698 (additional charges may apply)

Advanced study of Northwest Coast carving in wood, with increased emphasis on both contemporary and traditional designs. May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisite: ART S385 ( 3 credits).

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
80774T01Tommy Joseph
SITKA
Tuesday
6:00p - 9:00p
9/2 - 12/13

Tuition and fees per credit hour: $221; $5 additional flat fee (additional charges may apply)

Teaches advanced skills in professional art presentation. Students discuss the development of creative ideas and the relevance of concept to artistic development. Students develop web sites, resumes, and portfolios for employment and graduate study. May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisite: Junior standing.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
80594J01Pedar Dalthorp
ARR
Friday
12:00p - 3:00p
9/2 - 12/13

Tuition and fees: $648 (additional charges may apply)

 
 

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