Academic Catalog 2020-2021

Fine Arts Seminars (FAU)

FAU-231  Seminar:Ideation and Conceptualization Jewelers  - (3 Credits)  

This course will broaden the student's awareness of the object-based world while developing conceptual skills through exercises in observation, writing, collection and presentation. Students will use drawing and rendering as a generative source and critical thinking tool in the design process and to facilitate discussion.

FAU-241  Fine Arts Seminar I  - (3 Credits)  

Fine Arts Seminar explore ideas and issues related to the Fine Arts curriculum. Seminar classes provide historical and critical context for studio practice with attention to the social, cultural and intellectual conditions of the time. Seminar classes also provide a platform for discussions around topics such as events, personalities, exhibitions, writings of artists and critics, values and studio practice. the seminars are required coursework from the sophomore through senior years.

FAU-331  Seminar: Theory and Criticism of Contemporary Jewelry  - (3 Credits)  

This course will engage students in the theoretical and critical examination of seminal works by some of the most notable artist-jewelers from the last 75 years, along with related examples of painting, sculpture, architecture, domestic objects and costume. By studying contemporary jewelry from the mid-20th century origins to the present, students will be able to trace historic and cultural influences in present-day metal work, and a variety of other mediums.

FAU-341  Fine Art Seminar II  - (3 Credits)  

Fine Arts Seminar explore ideas and issues related to the Fine Arts curriculum. Seminar classes provide historical and critical context for studio practice with attention to the social, cultural and intellectual conditions of the time. Seminar classes also provide a platform for discussions around topics such as events, personalities, exhibitions, writings of artists and critics, values and studio practice. the seminars are required coursework from the sophomore through senior years.

FAU-342  Fine Arts Seminar IV  - (2 Credits)  

The Fine Arts Seminars explore ideas and issues relevant to the Fine Arts curriculum. They address concerns of the studio arising from the social, historical and intellectual conditions of the time. These concerns are formal and philosophical as well as practical. Class discussions include topics such as personalities, events, exhibitions, writing of critics and artists, values and studio practice. The seminars are required coursework from the sophomore through the senior years. Prerequisites: FAU-241 and FAU-242.

FAU-441  Fine Arts Seminar III  - (3 Credits)  

Fine arts Seminar explore ideas and issues related to the Fine Arts curriculum. Seminar classes provide historical and critical context for studio practice with attention to the social, cultural and intellectual conditions of the time. Seminar classes also provide a platform for discussions around topics such as events. personalities, exhibitions, writings of artists and critics, values and studio practice. The seminars are required coursework from the sophomore through senior years.

FAU-445  Senior Seminar: Jewelry  - (2 Credits)  

This course is a professional practices workshop for senior majors in jewelry and other students whose studio practice is object-based. The objectives of the course are for participants to be able to effectively document their work, develop presentation skills, understand pricing and marketing appropriate to their object-based medium, and how to prepare for an exhibition.