Fine Arts

StudentDescription

In an atmosphere of creativity and commitment students acquire practical techniques while engaging in a critical discourse that develops an understanding of the importance, diversity and richness of the arts in Northern New Mexico as well as in the world. The department offers an associate of fine arts degree and several different certificates within the various areas of the department. Courses are offered in the studio arts, applied arts and crafts, art history, dance, media arts, music and theater. 

 Chair: Sarah Stolar   sstolar@unm.edu

Degrees Offered in Fine Arts 

Current Courses Offerings

Schedule as of February 24, 2017

Music

MUS 139 - Music Appreciation

Designed to expand the student's ability to listen actively to Western classical art music; a survey of the various genres, including chamber music, symphonic and vocal repertoire. Includes live guest performances. Attendance at several on-campus concerts required. No musical background necessary. Meets New Mexico Lower Division General Education Common Core Curriculum Area V: Humanities and Fine Arts (NMCCN 1113). {Summer, Fall, Spring}

Sections
# CRN Time/Location Instructor Credits Seats Available
CANCELLED
801
37476 Lecture Staff 3 14
Fees: $30

Media Arts

MA 110 - Intro To Mass Communication

(Also offered as CJ 110) Study of the development of the mass media with emphasis on television in the areas of programming, policy, regulations, economics, and technology. Examination of the social, cultural, and political impact of the mass media on contemporary society.

Sections
# CRN Time/Location Instructor Credits Seats Available
CANCELLED
800
39202 Lecture Staff 3 30
MA 210 - Intro to Film Studies

Analysis of film as a unique art, and a survey of main trends in film history. Screenings and critical study of major films. Course fee required. 210 is a prerequisite to 300- and 400-level Media Arts courses. Meets New Mexico Lower-Division General Education Common Core Curriculum Area V: Humanities and Fine Arts.

Sections
# CRN Time/Location Instructor Credits Seats Available
800 38031 Lecture Kelly Clement - clement8@unm.edu 3 Section Full
801 36309

R 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
UNM Taos Pueblo Hall

Lecture
Kelly Clement - clement8@unm.edu 3 Section Full
Fees: $25
802 44342

M T W R F 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Off Campus - Taos ONE

Lecture
Peter Walker - pedrowalker@unm.edu 3 24
MA 212 - Beyond Hollywood

An introduction to marginalized cinemas with screenings of major works. Course fee required.

Sections
# CRN Time/Location Instructor Credits Seats Available
CANCELLED
801
39204 Lecture Staff 3 25
MA 216 - Topics in Video Making

These courses strengthen students skills in video technology while helping them write, direct, and edit video projects that begin to reflect a personal, artistic vision. Course fee required. Prerequisite: 111.

Sections
# CRN Time/Location Instructor Credits Seats Available
CANCELLED
800
43568 Topics Staff 3 25
801 44340

M T W R F 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Off Campus - Taos ONE

Studio
Peter Walker - pedrowalker@unm.edu 3 24
802 44391 Topics Louis E Moya - moya@unm.edu 3 Section Full

Art History

ARTH 101 - Introduction To Art

A beginning course in the fundamental concepts of the visual arts; the language of form and the media of artistic expression. Readings and slide lectures supplemented by museum exhibition attendance. Meets New Mexico Lower Division General Education Common Core Curriculum Area V: Humanities and Fine Arts (NMCCN 1013). {Fall, Spring}

Sections
# CRN Time/Location Instructor Credits Seats Available
800 40655

R 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Lecture
Richard A Tobin - rtobin@unm.edu 3 2
801 39237 Lecture Paula C King - pk1ng@unm.edu 3 Section Full
Waitlist: 13
802 44164

F 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
UNM Taos Pueblo Hall

Lecture
Jonathan B Blaustein - jblauste@unm.edu 3 9
ARTH 201 - History of Art I

Prehistoric, Near Eastern, Egyptian, Greek, Roman, Early Christian, Byzantine, Romanesque and Gothic Art. Meets New Mexico Lower Division General Education Common Core Curriculum Area V: Humanities and Fine Arts (NMCCN 2113). {Fall}

Sections
# CRN Time/Location Instructor Credits Seats Available
800 43478

T 5:30 PM - 8:15 PM
Off Campus - Taos ONE

Lecture
Cynthia A Cotner - ccotner@unm.edu 3 8
801 43786 Lecture Paula C King - pk1ng@unm.edu 3 13
ARTH 202 - History of Art II

Western Art from the Early Renaissance to Impressionism. Meets New Mexico Lower Division General Education Common Core Curriculum Area V: Humanities and Fine Arts (NMCCN 2123). {Spring}

Sections
# CRN Time/Location Instructor Credits Seats Available
CANCELLED
800
43542 Lecture Staff 3 30

Art Studio

ARTS 106 - Drawing I

Basic drawing concepts, including the expressive use of contour, value, perspective and composition while exploring both dry and wet media. Assigned problems may include still life, landscape, portraiture or the figure. {Fall, Spring}

Sections
# CRN Time/Location Instructor Credits Seats Available
800 33788

T R 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Taos Fred Peralta Hall 221

Studio
Sarah Stolar - sstolar@unm.edu 3 Section Full
Fees: $40
ARTS 126 - Art Practices II

This is an interdisciplinary course, exploring the thematic concepts and diverse media that are central to the nature of art making today. Art Practices II will investigate issues of MOTIVE and CHANGE. Prerequisite: 125. {Fall, Spring}

Sections
# CRN Time/Location Instructor Credits Seats Available
800 43658

T R 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Taos Fred Peralta Hall 221

Studio
Sarah Stolar - sstolar@unm.edu 3 6
Fees: $40
ARTS 157 - Small Metal Const I

Introduction to basic fabrication methods as they relate to object-making and small-scale sculpture. {Fall, Spring}

Sections
# CRN Time/Location Instructor Credits Seats Available
800 39239

R 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Taos Fred Peralta Hall 211

Studio
Kimberly A Henkel - henkelk@unm.edu 3 2
Fees: $85
ARTS 168 - Introduction to Ceramics

Comprehensive introduction to the terms, concepts, historical, and technical information that support creative development. Includes hand building and throwing, basic clay bodies, slip and glaze, oxidation, reduction, and atmospheric firing. {Fall, Spring}

Sections
# CRN Time/Location Instructor Credits Seats Available
800 43540

T 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Taos Fred Peralta Hall 214

Studio
Luther Akins - lakins@unm.edu 3 Section Full
Fees: $75
ARTS 187 - Introduction to Photography

This is a hands-on course introducing contemporary techniques, technologies, underlying concepts, and practitioners of fine art photography. ARTS 187 is a foundation course designed to prepare students for ARTS 188. {Fall, Spring}

Sections
# CRN Time/Location Instructor Credits Seats Available
801 37989

T R 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Taos Fred Peralta Hall 230

Studio
David A Grey - greyd@unm.edu 3 2
Fees: $65
ARTS 205 - Drawing II

Further concentration on basic drawing concepts with a greater emphasis on descriptive and perceptual drawing skills using both dry and wet media. Prerequisite: 106. {Fall, Spring}

Sections
# CRN Time/Location Instructor Credits Seats Available
800 37327

T R 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Taos Fred Peralta Hall 223

Studio
Gary A Cook - gary@unm.edu 3 11
Fees: $40
ARTS 207 - Painting I

Painting materials and techniques, integrating basic drawing concepts with color theory and composition. Emphasis on descriptive and perceptual skills through assigned problems. Prerequisite: 106. {Fall, Spring}

Sections
# CRN Time/Location Instructor Credits Seats Available
800 33791

T R 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Taos Fred Peralta Hall 221

Studio
Sarah Stolar - sstolar@unm.edu 3 4
Fees: $55
ARTS 208 - Painting II

Continued exploration of the painting concepts and techniques presented in 207. Working from imagination as well as observation, emphasizing the expressive potential of the medium. Prerequisite: 207. {Fall, Spring}

Sections
# CRN Time/Location Instructor Credits Seats Available
800 36706

W 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Taos Fred Peralta Hall 221

Studio
Gary A Cook - gary@unm.edu 3 Section Full
Fees: $55
ARTS 257 - Small Metal Const II

A continuation of 157. Fabrication skills are further developed and refined. Emphasis is on developing a deeper understanding of form/content as it relates to intimate scale. Prerequisite: 157. {Fall, Spring}

Sections
# CRN Time/Location Instructor Credits Seats Available
800 43863

R 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Taos Fred Peralta Hall 211

Studio
Kimberly A Henkel - henkelk@unm.edu 3 3
Fees: $85
ARTS 268 - Ceramics: Mat & Aesthetics

Continuation of 168 with emphasis placed on the mastery of foring, surfacing, and firing processes, expanded critical awareness, and the development of a personal aesthetic. Open-ended and self-slected projects. Individual and group critiques. Prerequisite: 168. {Fall, Spring}

Sections
# CRN Time/Location Instructor Credits Seats Available
800 43541

R 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Taos Fred Peralta Hall 214

Studio
Luther Akins - lakins@unm.edu 3 Section Full
Fees: $75
ARTS 274 - Introduction to Printmaking

Exploration of printmaking concepts and fundamental techniques, including monotype, monoprint, intaglio, lithography, woodcut, linoleum cut, collagraph, and curatorial technique. Instruction includes lecture, demonstration, and critique. Prerequisite: 6 credit hours from 106 and 125 and 126. {Fall, Spring}

Sections
# CRN Time/Location Instructor Credits Seats Available
800 40787

W 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Taos Fred Peralta Hall 229

Studio
Jennifer J Lynch - lynchj@unm.edu 3 1
Fees: $75
ARTS 298 - Topics

Titles will vary. Offered on a CR/NC basis only.

Sections
# CRN Time/Location Instructor Credits Seats Available
800 39244

T 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Taos Fred Peralta Hall 230

Lecture
David A Grey - greyd@unm.edu 3 12
Fees: $45
CANCELLED
801
40658 Combined Lecture/Lab Staff 3 14
Fees: $75
802 40662

R 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Taos Fred Peralta Hall 229

Lecture
Gary A Cook - gary@unm.edu 3 2
Fees: $75

Theatre

THEA 130 - Acting I

Exploration of the basic fundamentals of acting through exercises, games and improvisation. Development of the imaginative, physical and emotional skills of the actor. Meets New Mexico Lower-Division General Education Common Core Curriculum Area V: Humanities and Fine Arts.

Sections
# CRN Time/Location Instructor Credits Seats Available
800 44550

M T W R F 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Off Campus - Taos ONE

Studio
Staff 3 10