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 February 28, 2015

Music

MUS 116 - Group Guitar I

Students will learn to read music and play melodies, chords and simple songs. Emphasis on classical curriculum, supplemented with instruction in other styles, including rock, blues and jazz. Student must supply instrument (classical, nylon-string guitar). {Fall, Spring}

Sections
# CRN Time/Location Instructor Credits Seats Available
CANCELLED
800
54180 Recitation Staff 2 20
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 48164

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

Lecture
Daniel P Daily - dandaily@unm.edu 3 4
Fees: $30
MUS 193 - Topics

Titles will vary.

Sections
# CRN Time/Location Instructor Credits Seats Available
CANCELLED
801
54380 Topics Staff 3 15
MUS 266 - Singing for Actors

Vocal technique for the actor who wants to gain confidence in singing, specifically for audition purposes. Students are assigned specific musical theater repertory and perform in an ongoing workshop environment. Open to all levels. {Spring}Interdisciplinary Studies

Sections
# CRN Time/Location Instructor Credits Seats Available
CANCELLED
800
53497 Studio Staff 2 14
Fees: $40
MUS 293 - Topics

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Sections
# CRN Time/Location Instructor Credits Seats Available
800 54379

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

Topics
Staff 3 12

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 53385 Lecture Peter Walker - pedrowalker@unm.edu 3 17
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
800 54377

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

Studio
Peter Walker - pedrowalker@unm.edu 3 12
801 45697

W 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Studio
Louis E Moya - moya@unm.edu 3 5
Fees: $50
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 50097 Lecture Kelly Clement - clement8@unm.edu 3 4
801 42527

R 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Lecture
Kelly Clement - clement8@unm.edu 3 11
Fees: $25
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
801 53388 Lecture Kelly Clement - clement8@unm.edu 3 16
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
800 53390

F 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Topics
Louis E Moya - moya@unm.edu 3 10
801 54378

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

Topics
Peter Walker - pedrowalker@unm.edu 3 15

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 38833 Lecture Paula C King - pk1ng@unm.edu 3 7
801 53489 Lecture Paula C King - pk1ng@unm.edu 3 Section Full
Waitlist: 5
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 54004

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

Lecture
Cynthia A Cotner - ccotner@unm.edu 3 7
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
800 47555

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

Lecture
Richard A Tobin - rtobin@unm.edu 3 1
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

T R 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Taos Fred Peralta Hall 221

Studio
Gary A Cook - gary@unm.edu 3 Section Full
Fees: $30
801 49938

M 12:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Taos Fred Peralta Hall 221

Studio
William R Stewart - romeo@unm.edu 3 2
Fees: $30
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.

Sections
# CRN Time/Location Instructor Credits Seats Available
800 53562

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

Studio
Jeremy S McDonnell - jmcdonne@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 53492

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

Studio
James S Cohen - jimcohen@unm.edu 3 Section Full
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 53493

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

Studio
Matthew J Adams - pelu@unm.edu 3 Section Full
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
CANCELLED
800
38689 Studio Staff 3 14
Fees: $55
801 49940

M W 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Taos Fred Peralta Hall 230

Studio
Joseph P Ciaglia - ciag51@unm.edu 3 1
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 47477

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

Studio
Edmund J Heffernan - oddie@unm.edu 3 1
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 24456

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

Studio
Gary A Cook - gary@unm.edu 3 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 44442

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

Studio
Gary A Cook - gary@unm.edu 3 4
Fees: $45
ARTS 213 - Sculpture I

A further exploration into the concepts presented in Three-dimensional Design. Will investigate, through specific assignments, issues that are central to producing sculpture. Prerequisite: 123. {Fall, Spring}

Sections
# CRN Time/Location Instructor Credits Seats Available
800 53520

M W 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Taos Fred Peralta Hall 214

Studio
Kimberly A Henkel - henkelk@unm.edu 3 4
Fees: $70
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 53496

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

Studio
James S Cohen - jimcohen@unm.edu 3 5
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 53498

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

Studio
Matthew J Adams - pelu@unm.edu 3 Section Full
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 32298

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

Studio
Jennifer J Lynch - lynchj@unm.edu 3 4
Fees: $65
ARTS 293 - Begin Watrcolr Paint

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Sections
# CRN Time/Location Instructor Credits Seats Available
800 47652

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

Lecture
William R Stewart - romeo@unm.edu 3 Section Full
Fees: $30
ARTS 298 - Topics

Titles will vary. CR/NC

Sections
# CRN Time/Location Instructor Credits Seats Available
800 53500

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

Lecture
Jeremy S McDonnell - jmcdonne@unm.edu 3 13
Fees: $45

Dance

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
53501 Studio Staff 3 8
Fees: $30
DANC 212 - Improvisation

Sections
# CRN Time/Location Instructor Credits Seats Available
CANCELLED
800
53514 Studio Staff 3 15
Fees: $30
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
53803 Studio Staff 3 7
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
CANCELLED
800
53516 Topics Staff 3 30
Fees: $25
CANCELLED
801
53517 Topics Staff 3 7
Fees: $30

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 49918

T 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Studio
Karen J Paull - kpaull@unm.edu 3 14
Fees: $35
CANCELLED
801
54376 Studio Staff 3 15