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 November 16, 2017

Media Arts

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 61550 Studio Enrico L Trujillo - enrico@unm.edu 3 1
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 37911

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

Lecture
Kelly Clement - clement8@unm.edu 3 6
Fees: $25
801 47773 Lecture Kelly Clement - clement8@unm.edu 3 15
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
800 57219 Lecture Kelly Clement - clement8@unm.edu 3 24
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 61292

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

Topics
Peter Walker - pedrowalker@unm.edu 3 17
801 61551 Topics Enrico L Trujillo - enrico@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
802 54264

W 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Lecture
Richard A Tobin - rtobin@unm.edu 3 2
Fees: $35
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 60127 Lecture Paula C King - pk1ng@unm.edu 3 3
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 57380 Lecture Paula C King - pk1ng@unm.edu 3 3

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
801 54267

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

Studio
Gary A Cook - gary@unm.edu 3 5
Fees: $40
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 57305

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

Studio
Sarah Stolar - sstolar@unm.edu 3 5
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

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

Studio
Kimberly A Henkel - henkelk@unm.edu 3 1
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 24411

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

Studio
Luther Akins - lakins@unm.edu 3 5
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
800 47822

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

Studio
David A Grey - greyd@unm.edu 3 6
Fees: $65
801 60885

F 9:00 AM - 2:20 PM
Taos Fred Peralta Hall 230

Studio
David A Grey - greyd@unm.edu 3 8
ARTS 188 - Visualizing Ideas

This course will help students use photography to develop their ideas conceptually. Students will work in both a traditional and an experimental manner with a variety of photographic processes and technologies to advance the visual presentation of their ideas. Prerequisite: 187.

Sections
# CRN Time/Location Instructor Credits Seats Available
CANCELLED
800
60126 Studio Staff 3 14
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 57308

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

Studio
Sarah Stolar - sstolar@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 60125

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

Studio
Sarah Stolar - sstolar@unm.edu 3 6
Fees: $75
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 57303

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 60124

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

Studio
Kimberly A Henkel - henkelk@unm.edu 3 6
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 58776

F 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
CANCELLED
800
47824 Studio Staff 3 16
Fees: $85
ARTS 293 - Begin Watrcolr Paint

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Sections
# CRN Time/Location Instructor Credits Seats Available
CANCELLED
800
60123 Lecture Staff 3 16
Fees: $40
ARTS 298 - Topics

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

Sections
# CRN Time/Location Instructor Credits Seats Available
801 57307

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

Combined Lecture/Lab
Gary A Cook - gary@unm.edu 3 2
Fees: $85

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
CANCELLED
800
61430 Studio Staff 3 20

Interdisc Film & Digital Media

IFDM 105L - Introduction to Digital Media

The history of methods and practices of art, science and technology in the development of new media, with surveys from a historical perspective. Studies the practices, careers and disciplines involved with film and digital media.

Sections
# CRN Time/Location Instructor Credits Seats Available
800 61294

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

Laboratory
Peter Walker - pedrowalker@unm.edu 3 20