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 January 22, 2020

Film and Digital Arts

FDMA 1210 - Digital Video Production I

An introduction to digital video production. Students learn camera operation, lights and audio equipment. Hands-on production is completed in the studio and on location. Special fee required.

Sections
# CRN Time/Location Instructor Credits Seats Available
800 53943

W 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Taos Education Center 164

Studio
David R Mansfield - dmansfield@unm.edu 3 4
Fees: $25
FDMA 1520 - Intro Film and 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 53717

F 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
UNM Taos Pueblo Hall 123

Laboratory
Peter Walker - pedrowalker@unm.edu 3 Section Full
Waitlist: 5
801 54583

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

Laboratory
Dustin J Sweet - dsweet@unm.edu 3 25
FDMA 2110 - Intro 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. 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 53944

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Lecture
Kelly Clement - clement8@unm.edu 3 8
Fees: $25
FDMA 2195 - Beyond Hollywood

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

Sections
# CRN Time/Location Instructor Credits Seats Available
800 53945

NaN: PM - NaN: PM

Lecture
Kelly Clement - clement8@unm.edu 3 17
Fees: $25
801 53946

W 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Taos Education Center 164

Lecture
Kelly Clement - clement8@unm.edu 3 7

Art History

ARTH 1120 - Intro Art

Sections
# CRN Time/Location Instructor Credits Seats Available
800 50058

NaN: PM - NaN: PM

Lecture
Paula C King - pk1ng@unm.edu 3 6
Fees: $25
ARTH 2110 - History of Art I

This survey course explores the art and architecture of ancient pre-historic cultures through the end of the fourteenth century. While focused primarily on the art of the Western civilizations, this course will also provide insights into the works of other major cultures in order to provide alternate views of art and history. Emphasis will be placed on the relationship of artworks to political, social, spiritual, intellectual, and cultural movements that affect and are affected by their creation and development. 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 50059

NaN: PM - NaN: PM

Lecture
Paula C King - pk1ng@unm.edu 3 Section Full
Waitlist: 18
Fees: $25
CANCELLED
801
54048 Lecture Staff 3 25
ARTH 2130 - Modern Art

This course is an overview of European and American art and architecture during the Modern era. Students will analyze the various movements in art as they relate to the historical settings in which the works were created. Emphasis will be placed on the relationship of artworks to political, social, spiritual, intellectual and cultural movements as they affected and were affected by their creation and development.

Sections
# CRN Time/Location Instructor Credits Seats Available
CANCELLED
800
53868 Lecture Staff 3 30

Art Studio

ARTS 1230 - Art Practices II

This course introduces the exploration of processes, ideas, and diverse media of visual arts. It addresses the thematic concepts that are central to the nature of art making today, with emphasis given to issues of MOTIVE and CHANGE while developing concepts, techniques, and processes involved in working in the third dimension. Prerequisite: 1220.

Sections
# CRN Time/Location Instructor Credits Seats Available
800 50092

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

Studio
Sarah Stolar - sstolar@unm.edu 3 11
Fees: $45
ARTS 1310 - Intro Ceramics

This course introduces the technical processes and conceptual concerns of working with ceramic material. Various methods of forming functional and expressive works out of clay are explored. Methods used include handbuilding and throwing, basic clay bodies, slip and glaze, and atmospheric firing.

Sections
# CRN Time/Location Instructor Credits Seats Available
800 50105

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

Studio
Luther Akins - lakins@unm.edu 3 Section Full
Waitlist: 5
Fees: $75
ARTS 1320 - Ceramics I

An introduction to the medium of clay incorporating hand building and wheel throwing to introduce the student to both the sculptural and utilitarian uses of clay. The student will also be introduced to a variety of glazing and firing techniques. Prerequisite: 1310.

Sections
# CRN Time/Location Instructor Credits Seats Available
800 50193

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

Studio
Luther Akins - lakins@unm.edu 3 Section Full
Waitlist: 5
Fees: $75
ARTS 1610 - Drawing I

This course introduces the basic principles, materials, and skills of observational drawing. Emphasis is placed on rendering a 3-D subject on a 2-D surface with visual accuracy. Other topics include historical and contemporary references as well as an investigation of linear perspective, line, value, shape, space and composition.

Sections
# CRN Time/Location Instructor Credits Seats Available
800 50079

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

Studio
Gary A Cook - gary@unm.edu 3 1
Fees: $45
CANCELLED
801
53712 Studio Staff 3 16
Fees: $75
ARTS 1630 - Painting I

This course introduces the tradition of painting as a medium for artistic expression. Students will investigate materials, tools, techniques, history and concepts of painting. Emphasis is placed on developing descriptive and perceptual skills, color theory, and composition. Prerequisite: 1610.

Sections
# CRN Time/Location Instructor Credits Seats Available
800 50123

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

Studio
Sarah Stolar - sstolar@unm.edu 3 7
Fees: $75
CANCELLED
801
53941 Studio Staff 3 16
Fees: $75
CANCELLED
802
54537 Studio Staff 3 1
Fees: $75
ARTS 1710 - Intro Printmaking

This course provides direct experience of exploring basic printmaking processes, including relief, intaglio, and monoprint processes, as well as the investigation of materials/media, tools, techniques, history, and concepts of printmaking. Emphasis is given to solving problems through thematic development while producing a portfolio of prints. Prerequisite: 1610.

Sections
# CRN Time/Location Instructor Credits Seats Available
800 50196

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

Studio
Gary A Cook - gary@unm.edu 3 4
Fees: $85
ARTS 1840 - Sculpture I

This course introduces the student to a variety of medium and techniques used in the production of sculpture; along with the historic, conceptual, and esthetic foundations of the sculptural process. Prerequisite: 1830.

Sections
# CRN Time/Location Instructor Credits Seats Available
800 53865

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

Studio
Luther Akins - lakins@unm.edu 3 Section Full
Fees: $75
ARTS 2420 - Visualizing Ideas

The course is dedicated to teaching how to visualize ideas within the photographic medium by combining theoretical content and aesthetic form to create a conceptually rich body of work. It explores advanced digital photography, including perfecting use of the camera and relevant digital software, and honing inkjet printing skills. We will explore new techniques and workflows, and use them to respond to a variety of themes and concerns. We will look at a number of contemporary photographic practitioners, and discuss a multitude of historical and contemporary approaches to the same ideas we will be probing. Prerequisite: 1410.

Sections
# CRN Time/Location Instructor Credits Seats Available
CANCELLED
800
53867 Studio Staff 3 16
Fees: $55
ARTS 2610 - Drawing II

This course introduces color and colored media as an element of composition while emphasizing descriptive and perceptual drawing skills and conceptual approaches to contemporary drawing. Prerequisite: 1610. {Fall, Spring}

Sections
# CRN Time/Location Instructor Credits Seats Available
800 53864

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

Studio
Sarah Stolar - sstolar@unm.edu 3 9
Fees: $45
ARTS 2630 - Painting II

This course focuses on the expressive and conceptual aspects of painting, building on the observational, compositional, technical, and critical skills gained previously. Students will investigate a variety of approaches to subject matter, materials, and creative processes through in-class projects, related out-of-class assignments, library research or museum/gallery attendance, written responses, and critiques. Prerequisite: 1630.

Sections
# CRN Time/Location Instructor Credits Seats Available
800 50161

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: $75
801 54658 Studio Sarah Stolar - sstolar@unm.edu 3 Section Full
Fees: $75
ARTS 2996 - ST:

Sections
# CRN Time/Location Instructor Credits Seats Available
800 53866

M 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Taos Sci Tech Engr & Math 124

Lecture
Jess Peri - jperi@unm.edu 3 2
801 54403

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

Lecture
Gary A Cook - gary@unm.edu 3 8
Fees: $85
802 54539 Lecture Sarah Stolar - sstolar@unm.edu 3 Section Full

Theatre

THEA 1110 - Introduction to Theatre

This course provides an introduction to the study of theatre. Students will examine various components that comprise theatre, such as acting, directing, playwriting, dramaturgy, scenic and costume design, stagecraft, spectatorship, history, theory, and criticism. 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 54577

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

Lecture
Staff 3 25
801 54578

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

Lecture
Staff 3 25