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 April 26, 2018

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
800 46277

W 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Taos Fred Peralta Hall 230

Lecture
Daniel P Daily - dandaily@unm.edu 3 8
Fees: $35

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 46683

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

Laboratory
Peter Walker - pedrowalker@unm.edu 3 18

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 46240

W 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Studio
David R Mansfield - dmansfield@unm.edu 3 Section Full
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 3
CANCELLED
801
36309 Lecture Staff 3 20
Fees: $25
802 46826

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

Lecture
Peter Walker - pedrowalker@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 46241 Lecture Kelly Clement - clement8@unm.edu 3 17
801 46395

W 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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 46673

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

Studio
Peter Walker - pedrowalker@unm.edu 3 16

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
Off Campus - Taos ONE

Lecture
Anna Novakov - anovakov@unm.edu 3 15
Fees: $35
801 39237 Lecture Paula C King - pk1ng@unm.edu 3 7
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 12
801 43786 Lecture Paula C King - pk1ng@unm.edu 3 10

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 2
Fees: $40
ARTS 121 - Two-dimensional Design

Emphasis on elements of line, form, value, color theory, painting principles and visual vocabulary. Particular attention will be placed on a disciplined approach toward design and development of perceptual skills. {Fall, Spring}

Sections
# CRN Time/Location Instructor Credits Seats Available
CANCELLED
800
46246 Studio Staff 3 16
Fees: $65
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 11
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

W 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 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
CANCELLED
801
37989 Studio Staff 3 16
Fees: $65
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
46245 Studio Staff 3 16
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 12
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

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

Studio
Gary A Cook - gary@unm.edu 3 2
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 36706

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

Studio
Sarah Stolar - sstolar@unm.edu 3 8
Fees: $75
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 47103

M 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Taos Fred Peralta Hall 230

Studio
Sarah Stolar - sstolar@unm.edu 3 14
Fees: $75
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 46244

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

Studio
Kimberly A Henkel - henkelk@unm.edu 3 Section Full
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

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

W 12:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Taos Fred Peralta Hall 229

Studio
Jennifer J Lynch - lynchj@unm.edu 3 7
Fees: $85
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

Lecture
Anna Novakov - anovakov@unm.edu 3 6
801 46932 Lecture Luther Akins - lakins@unm.edu 3 Section Full
802 40662

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

Lecture
Gary A Cook - gary@unm.edu 3 Section Full
Fees: $85
803 47072 Lecture Sarah Stolar - sstolar@unm.edu 2 Section Full