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The B.A. in Art program is currently undergoing review. Admissions to program have been suspended pending outcome of the review process. Please visit the Bachelor of Liberal Arts program page to learn about ways to earn a UAS bachelor's degree with a primary emphasis in Art. You may also contact an Arts & Sciences advisor to learn what other UAS degree programs may be right for you.

Art

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The 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.

Degree Requirements (2015-2016 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

Emphasis Areas (Select One)

Basketry Emphasis

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 Emphasis

Select from the following:

Minimum Credit Hours15
ARTS189Northwest Coast Toolmaking2
ARTS285Beginning Northwest Coast Carving1-3
ARTS385Intermediate Northwest Coast Carving1-3
ARTS485Advanced Northwest Coast Carving1-3

And other approved carving courses. Only the courses at the 400 level may be repeated for credit.

Weaving Emphasis

Select from the following:

Minimum Credit Hours15
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.

Minor in Art

A minor is a student's secondary field of study.  Typically a minor is 15 credits and cannot be the same emphasis as the main bachelor's degree program.

Minor Requirements (2015-2016 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 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

Areas

Select 6 credits from one of the following areas:

Drawing

ARTS205Intermediate Drawing3
ARTS305Advanced Drawing3
ARTS405Senior Drawing3

Painting

ARTS213Beginning Painting (Oil or Acrylic)3
ARTS313Intermediate Painting3
ARTS413Advanced Painting3

Ceramics

ARTS201Beginning Ceramics3
ARTS301Intermediate Ceramics3
ARTS401Advanced Ceramics3

Sculpture

ARTS211Introductory Photography3
ARTS311Intermediate Sculpture3
ARTS411Advanced Sculpture3

Printmaking

ARTS209Beginning Printmaking3
ARTS309Intermediate Printmaking3
ARTS409Advanced Printmaking3

Minor in Northwest Coast Art

A minor is a student's secondary field of study.  Typically a minor is 15 credits and cannot be the same emphasis as the main bachelor's degree program.

Minor Requirements (2015-2016 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 one from the following (2 credits total):

ARTS181Beginning Northwest Coast Design1-3
ARTS281Intermediate Northwest Coast Design1-3
ARTS381Advanced Northwest Coast Design1-3

Areas

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 Materials0.5
ARTS284Northwest Coast Basket Design1
ARTS282Beginning Northwest Coast Basketry1-3
ARTS382Intermediate Northwest Coast Basketry1-3
ARTS482Advanced Northwest Coast Basketry1-3

Carving

ARTS189Northwest Coast Tool Making2
ARTS285Beginning Northwest Coast Carving1-3
ARTS385Intermediate Northwest Coast Carving1-3
ARTS485Advanced Northwest Coast Carving1-3
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 - 2015


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

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
76660J01Christofer Taylor
SB105
Tue, Thu
5:30p - 8:00p
8/31 - 12/12

Tuition and fees: $580 (additional charges may apply)

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
78526T01Norman Campbell
SC215
Tuesday
6:00p - 9:00p
8/31 - 12/12

Tuition and fees: $600 (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
76661J01Benjamin Huff
EG225
Mon, Wed
3:30p - 5:00p
8/31 - 12/12

Tuition and fees: $570 (additional charges may apply)

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
78527TD1Elizabeth Zacher
DISTELIVE
Wednesday
7:00p - 8:30p
8/31 - 12/12

Tuition and fees: $570 (additional charges may apply)

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
78528TD2Elizabeth Zacher
DISTELIVE
Wed, Fri
8:15a - 9:45a
8/31 - 12/12

Tuition and fees: $570 (additional charges may apply)

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
79572T01Elizabeth Zacher
SC
Wed, Fri
8:15a - 9:45a
8/31 - 12/12

This local Sitka course is a stacked hybrid class with the e-learning course. Go to: www.uas.alaska.edu/sitka/start to get started. Order books from MBS Direct.

Tuition and fees: $570 (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
76687J01Inari Kylanen
SB102
Mon, Wed
11:30a - 2:00p
8/31 - 12/12

Tuition and fees: $640 (additional charges may apply)

Study of the basic elements of traditional Northwest Coast Design. Includes the use of ovoids, u-shapes, and form lines to develop traditional as well as contemporary designs. Methods for transferring designs to other media, such as wood or cloth.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
76690J01
SB102
Mon, Wed
5:30p - 8:00p
8/31 - 12/12

Tuition and fees: $580 (additional charges may apply)

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

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
76665J01Jeremy Kane
SB106
Tuesday
12:30p - 5:00p
8/31 - 12/12

Tuition and fees: $680 (additional charges may apply)

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
78207T01Elizabeth Zacher
SC109
Monday
6:00p - 9:00p
8/31 - 12/12

Tuition and fees: $615 (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
76666J01Anne Wedler
SB105
Mon, Wed
11:30a - 2:00p
8/31 - 12/12

Live models in classroom.

Tuition and fees: $580 (additional charges may apply)

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

Prerequisite: ART S205 or instructor permission.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
76669J01Anne Wedler
SB105
Mon, Wed
5:30p - 8:00p
8/31 - 12/12

Tuition and fees: $640 (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
76670J01Benjamin Huff
WB102
Monday
5:30p - 8:30p
8/31 - 12/12

Tuition and fees: $625 (additional charges may apply)

ART 230
1 - 3 CR

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

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
78568T01Elizabeth Zacher
SC109
Friday
10:00a - 1:00p
8/31 - 12/12

Tuition and fees per credit hour: $190; $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
77434K01John Radzilowski
PAUL515
Mon, Wed
12:00p - 1:20p
8/31 - 12/12

Tuition and fees: $570 (additional charges may apply)

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
78600TD1Elizabeth Zacher
DISTELIVE
Thursday
5:00p - 6:30p
8/31 - 12/12

Go to www.uas.alaska.edu/sitka/start/ to get started in your distance class. Order books from MBS Direct.

Tuition and fees: $570 (additional charges may apply)

Materials and techniques used in Northwest Coast art works. The subtitle of each course gives the specific art form covered. Lab requirements vary.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
78913T01Nicholas Galanin
SC115
Mon, Wed
6:00p - 9:00p
9/2 - 10/14

Tuition and fees: $410 (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
79653T01Tommy Joseph
SITKA
Tuesday
6:00p - 9:00p
8/31 - 12/12

Students with their own tools should bring them to class.

Tuition and fees per credit hour: $190; $5 additional flat fee (additional charges may apply)

An introduction to traditional twining techniques that were used in ceremonial garments along the Northwest Coast will be studied through creation of regalia.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
79612T01Teri Rofkar
SC106
Mon - Thu
6:00p - 9:00p
11/2 - 11/21
SC106
Saturday
10:00a - 2:00p
11/2 - 11/21

Tuition and fees: $380 (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
76672J01Jeremy Kane
SB106
Thursday
8:10a - 1:00p
8/31 - 12/12

Tuition and fees: $800 (additional charges may apply)

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
78208T01Elizabeth Zacher
SC109
Monday
6:00p - 9:00p
8/31 - 12/12

Tuition and fees: $735 (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
76673J01Anne Wedler
SB105
Mon, Wed
11:30a - 2:00p
8/31 - 12/12

Live models in classroom.

Tuition and fees: $700 (additional charges may apply)

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

Prerequisite: ART S213.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
76676J01Anne Wedler
SB105
Mon, Wed
5:30p - 8:00p
8/31 - 12/12

Tuition and fees: $760 (additional charges may apply)

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

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
78569T01Elizabeth Zacher
SC109
Friday
10:00a - 1:00p
8/31 - 12/12

Tuition and fees per credit hour: $230; $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
76677J01Anne Wedler
EG112
Mon, Wed
3:30p - 5:00p
8/31 - 12/12

Tuition and fees: $690 (additional charges may apply)

Materials and techniques used in Northwest Coast art works. The subtitle of each course gives the specific art form covered. Lab requirements vary.

Prerequisite: Previous experience in area of study.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
78926T01Nicholas Galanin
SC115
Mon, Wed
6:00p - 9:00p
9/2 - 10/14

Tuition and fees: $490 (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
79654T01Tommy Joseph
SITKA
Tuesday
6:00p - 9:00p
8/31 - 12/12

Students with their own tools should bring them to class.

Tuition and fees per credit hour: $228; $5 additional flat fee (additional charges may apply)

Continued study of traditional twining techniques from the Northwest Coast Native cultures. Discussion of the history of twined regalia, dyeing and spinning techniques, as well as traditional designs.

Prerequisite: ART S286 (3 credits).

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
79613T01Teri Rofkar
SC106
Mon - Thu
6:00p - 9:00p
11/2 - 11/21
SC106
Saturday
10:00a - 2:00p
11/2 - 11/21

Tuition and fees: $456 (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: Instructor permission is required for all students; as well as previous completion of ART S301.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
76679J01Jeremy Kane
SB106
Wednesday
12:30p - 5:00p
8/31 - 12/12

Tuition and fees: $800 (additional charges may apply)

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
78209T01Elizabeth Zacher
SC109
Monday
6:00p - 9:00p
8/31 - 12/12

Tuition and fees: $735 (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
76680J01Anne Wedler
SB105
Mon, Wed
11:30a - 2:00p
8/31 - 12/12

Live models in classroom.

Tuition and fees: $700 (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
76683J01Anne Wedler
SB105
Mon, Wed
5:30p - 8:00p
8/31 - 12/12

Tuition and fees: $760 (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
78570T01Elizabeth Zacher
SC109
Friday
10:00a - 1:00p
8/31 - 12/12

Tuition and fees per credit hour: $230; $40 additional flat fee (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
79655T01Tommy Joseph
SITKA
Tuesday
6:00p - 9:00p
8/31 - 12/12

Tuition and fees per credit hour: $228; $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
76685J01
SB102
Friday
12:00p - 5:00p
8/31 - 12/12

Tuition and fees: $690 (additional charges may apply)

 
 

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