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 December 15, 2019

Film and Digital Arts

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 65352

R 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Off Campus - Taos ONE

Laboratory
Peter Walker - pedrowalker@unm.edu 3 6
Fees: $25
801 68490

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

Laboratory
Dustin J Sweet - dsweet@unm.edu 3 17
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 65374

W 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Off Campus - Taos ONE

Lecture
Kelly Clement - clement8@unm.edu 3 4
Fees: $25
801 67625 Lecture Kelly Clement - clement8@unm.edu 3 23
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 67164 Lecture Kelly Clement - clement8@unm.edu 3 7
Fees: $25
FDMA 2280 - T: Videomaking

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: MA 111.

Sections
# CRN Time/Location Instructor Credits Seats Available
800 66227

R 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Off Campus - Taos ONE

Topics
David R Mansfield - dmansfield@unm.edu 3 16
801 68489

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

Topics
Jesse W Thompson - jethompson@unm.edu 3 20

Art History

ARTH 1120 - 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. {Fall, Spring}

Sections
# CRN Time/Location Instructor Credits Seats Available
800 64963 Lecture Paula C King - pk1ng@unm.edu 3 17
Fees: $25
ARTH 2120 - History of Art II

This survey course will explore the architecture, sculpture, ceramics, paintings, drawings, and glass objects from the 14th century to the modern era. 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. {Spring}

Sections
# CRN Time/Location Instructor Credits Seats Available
800 64018 Lecture Paula C King - pk1ng@unm.edu 3 21
Fees: $25

Art Studio

ARTS 1220 - Art Practices I

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 LIGHT, FRAME, and MARK while developing an understanding of the elements and principles of design. {Fall, Spring}

Sections
# CRN Time/Location Instructor Credits Seats Available
800 64091

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

Studio
Sarah Stolar - sstolar@unm.edu 3 10
Fees: $45
ARTS 1310 - Introduction to 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. {Fall, Spring}

Sections
# CRN Time/Location Instructor Credits Seats Available
800 64101

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

Studio
Luther Akins - lakins@unm.edu 3 Section Full
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. {Fall, Spring}

Sections
# CRN Time/Location Instructor Credits Seats Available
800 64142

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

Studio
Luther Akins - lakins@unm.edu 3 Section Full
Fees: $75
ARTS 1410 - Introduction to Photography

This course introduces the making of photographic images from a broad viewpoint to consider both as an art practice and as a cultural practice. The course covers technical information on camera use and functionality, composition and visual design, digital workflow and editing, professional functions of manipulating and enhancing images, and printing correctly and effectively. The historical aspects of photography are also covered. Foundation course designed to prepare students for ARTS 2420. {Fall, Spring}

Sections
# CRN Time/Location Instructor Credits Seats Available
800 67177

T 12:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Studio
Jess Peri - jperi@unm.edu 3 11
Fees: $55
801 67178

F 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM

Studio
Jess Peri - jperi@unm.edu 3 Section Full
Fees: $55
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 64084

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

Studio
Luther Akins - lakins@unm.edu 3 Section Full
Fees: $50
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. {Fall, Spring}

Sections
# CRN Time/Location Instructor Credits Seats Available
800 64134

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

Studio
Gary A Cook - gary@unm.edu 3 5
Fees: $75
ARTS 1710 - Introduction to 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. {Fall, Spring}

Sections
# CRN Time/Location Instructor Credits Seats Available
800 67176

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

Studio
Gary A Cook - gary@unm.edu 3 2
Fees: $85
ARTS 1810 - Jewelry & Small Metal Const I

This course introduces the basic techniques, materials, and tools traditionally used in the creation of jewelry and/or small-scale sculptural objects. {Fall, Spring}

Sections
# CRN Time/Location Instructor Credits Seats Available
CANCELLED
800
67179 Studio Staff 3 Section Full
Fees: $95
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. {Fall, Spring}

Sections
# CRN Time/Location Instructor Credits Seats Available
800 64970

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

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

Sections
# CRN Time/Location Instructor Credits Seats Available
800 64971

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

Lecture
Gary A Cook - gary@unm.edu 3 5
Fees: $85
801 67175

F 11:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Taos Fred Peralta Hall 221

Lecture
Sarah Stolar - sstolar@unm.edu 3 12
Fees: $45

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
CANCELLED
800
68477 Lecture Staff 3 25
CANCELLED
801
68478 Lecture Staff 3 25