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: Jeremy McDonnell  mcdonnell24@gmail.com

Degrees Offered in Fine Arts 

Current Courses Offerings

Schedule as of August 22, 2014

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
801 41931

T 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Taos Fred Peralta Hall 230

Lecture
Daniel P Daily - dandaily@unm.edu 3 6
Fees: $30

Media Arts

MA 110 - Intro To Mass Communications

(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
800 51106 Lecture Peter Walker - pedrowalker@unm.edu 3 19
Fees: $25
801 52116

F 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Taos Padre Martinez 107

Lecture
Lisa J Goldman - lisagoldman@unm.edu 3 12
MA 111 - Technical Intro to Video

For the student who has no practical knowledge of video technology. Students learn about the camera and lens, sound recording, lighting, editing, and other elements of production. Course fee required.

Sections
# CRN Time/Location Instructor Credits Seats Available
CANCELLED
800
51107 Studio Staff 3 30
Fees: $25
CANCELLED
801
51108 Studio Staff 3 12
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.

Sections
# CRN Time/Location Instructor Credits Seats Available
800 37911

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

Lecture
Kelly Clement - clement8@unm.edu 3 2
Fees: $25
801 47773 Lecture Kelly Clement - clement8@unm.edu 3 Section Full
Waitlist: 15
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. Prerequisites: 111.

Sections
# CRN Time/Location Instructor Credits Seats Available
CANCELLED
800
51276 Topics Staff 3 16
Fees: $25
801 42912

F 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Taos Education Center

Topics
Louis E Moya - moya@unm.edu 3 9
Fees: $25
CANCELLED
802
51109 Topics Staff 3 12
Fees: $25

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 24684 Lecture Paula C King - pk1ng@unm.edu 3 Section Full
Waitlist: 10
801 51296 Lecture Paula C King - pk1ng@unm.edu 3 Section Full
Waitlist: 10
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 24685

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

Lecture
Jean Stevens - jeana@unm.edu 3 2
Fees: $25

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 24402

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

Studio
Gary A Cook - gary@unm.edu 3 Section Full
Waitlist: 8
Fees: $30
CANCELLED
801
44825 Studio Staff 3 18
Fees: $30
ARTS 125 - Art Practices I

This is an interdisciplinary course, exploring the thematic concepts and diverse media that are central to the nature of art making today. Art Practices I will investigate issues of LIGHT, FRAME, and MARK. {Fall, Spring}

Sections
# CRN Time/Location Instructor Credits Seats Available
800 51297

M 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Taos Fred Peralta Hall 223

Studio
Kimberly A Henkel - henkelk@unm.edu 3 3
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 44827

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

Studio
James S Cohen - jimcohen@unm.edu 3 Section Full
Waitlist: 3
Fees: $70
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 24411

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

Studio
Matthew J Adams - pelu@unm.edu 3 Section Full
Waitlist: 5
Fees: $65
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
800 47822

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

Studio
Joseph P Ciaglia - ciag51@unm.edu 3 Section Full
Waitlist: 7
Fees: $55
801 51299

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

Studio
Joseph P Ciaglia - ciag51@unm.edu 3 Section Full
Waitlist: 7
Fees: $55
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 51300

T R 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Taos Fred Peralta Hall 223

Studio
Jeremy S McDonnell - jmcdonne@unm.edu 3 7
Fees: $30
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 37908

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

Studio
Gary A Cook - gary@unm.edu 3 Section Full
Waitlist: 5
Fees: $45
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 44830

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

Studio
William R Stewart - romeo@unm.edu 3 6
Fees: $45
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. Prerequisites: 157. {Fall, Spring}

Sections
# CRN Time/Location Instructor Credits Seats Available
800 51298

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

Studio
James S Cohen - jimcohen@unm.edu 3 3
Fees: $70
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. Prerequisites: 168. {Fall, Spring}

Sections
# CRN Time/Location Instructor Credits Seats Available
800 51301

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

Studio
Matthew J Adams - pelu@unm.edu 3 8
Fees: $65
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 credits from 106 and 125 and 126. {Fall, Spring}

Sections
# CRN Time/Location Instructor Credits Seats Available
800 47824

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

Studio
Jennifer J Lynch - lynchj@unm.edu 3 9
Fees: $65
ARTS 293 - Begin Watrcolr Paint

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Sections
# CRN Time/Location Instructor Credits Seats Available
800 44831

T R 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Taos Fred Peralta Hall 223

Lecture
William R Stewart - romeo@unm.edu 3 Section Full
Waitlist: 7
Fees: $30

Dance

DANC 105 - Dance Appreciation

A lecture and discussion course introducing the study of dance as technique, spectacle and ritual for today s audience. Course fee required. Meets New Mexico Lower Division General Education Common Core Curriculum Area V: Humanities and Fine Arts (NMCCN 1113). {Fall, Spring}

Sections
# CRN Time/Location Instructor Credits Seats Available
800 51302

W 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Taos Fred Peralta Hall 230

Lecture
Adair Landborn - alandborn@unm.edu 3 6
Fees: $25
DANC 110 - Modern Dance I

Fundamental work for the adult beginner in Modern Dance techniques and styles. Course fee required. {Fall, Spring}

Sections
# CRN Time/Location Instructor Credits Seats Available
CANCELLED
800
44832 Studio Staff 3 15
Fees: $30
DANC 169 - Flamenco I

Fundamental work for the adult beginner in techniques and styles of Flamenco. Course fee required. {Summer, Fall and Spring}

Sections
# CRN Time/Location Instructor Credits Seats Available
CANCELLED
800
51891 Studio Staff 3 15
DANC 269 - Flamenco II

Flamenco techniques and styles at the intermediate level. Permission of instructor required. Course fee required. {Summer, Fall, Spring}

Sections
# CRN Time/Location Instructor Credits Seats Available
CANCELLED
800
51303 Studio Staff 3 15
Fees: $30
DANC 295 - Special Topics in Dance

Lecture courses and workshops on various topics in dance. Course fee required. {Summer, Fall, Spring}

Sections
# CRN Time/Location Instructor Credits Seats Available
800 51304

W 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Taos Fred Peralta Hall 230

Topics
Adair Landborn - alandborn@unm.edu 3 13
Fees: $25

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.

Sections
# CRN Time/Location Instructor Credits Seats Available
CANCELLED
800
51305 Studio Staff 3 20
Fees: $35