AVD 261:  Understanding the Arts

Professor Kaoime E. Malloy

Fall 2009

COURSE OUTLINE

Date

Day

Topic

Due/READING

9/4

F

Introduction

 

9/7

M

Labor Day no class

 

9/9

W

What is art?  The Creative Impulse.

Weekly Assignment Artforms: Chapter 1

9/11

F

Purposes of Art.  Content and Context.

Artforms: Chapter 2

9/14

M

Making connections with Art.  The Museum System.

 

9/16

W

Art or Not?

Weekly Assignment

9/18

F

Visual Elements: Line/Shape/Form/Mass

Artforms: Chapter 3

9/21

M

In Class time for Group Projects

*Groups Selected*

9/23

W

Visual Elements: Value/Color/Texture

Weekly Assignment

9/25

F

Principles of Design: Balance/Unity/Variety/Emphasis

Artforms: Chapter 4

9/28

M

Principles of Design: Direction/Movement/ Scale/Proportion/Repetition

Group Topic Statement

9/30

W

Forms and Styles of Art

 

Weekly Assignment

10/2

F

The Artist and Society: perception of the role of the artist and how it has changed

Artforms: Chapters 14 16, 20 - 23 (the chapters are short)

10/5

M

Cultural Aesthetics - How to Approach Non Western Art

Artforms: Chapters 17, 18, 19 and 24

10/7

W

Horimono

Weekly Assignment

10/9

F

Censorship and Public Funding.

 

10/12

M

Art Evaluation and Criticism. 

Artforms: Chapter 5

10/14

W

In Class time for Group Projects

*Midterm Project assigned*

Weekly Assignment

 

10/16

F

The Visual Arts: Drawing

Artforms: Chapters 6-7

10/19

M

MID TERM EXAM

 

10/21

W

The Visual Arts: Painting

Weekly Assignment

10/23

F

The Visual Arts: Printmaking and Sculpture

Artforms: Chapter 8 and 11

 

10/26

M

The Visual Arts: Graphic Arts, Media Manipulation/Advertising

Artforms: Chapter 10

Mid Term Project

10/28

W

The Applied Arts: Craft or Art?

Artforms: Chapter 12

Weekly Assignment

10/30

F

The Visual Arts: Camera and Film Manipulation of Reality

Artforms: Chapter 9

11/2

M

The Performing Arts: Theatre and Film

 

11/4

W

Conspiracy

Weekly Assignment

11/6

F

Design in Film

 

11/9

M

In Class time for Group Projects

 

11/11

W

Censorship in Film

Weekly Assignment

11/13

F

Elements of Music

 

11/16

M

Music: What are our expectations?

 

11/18

W

Culture Shock: The Jazz Age

Weekly Assignment

11/20

F

TBA

 

11/23

M

TBA

 

11/25

W

TBA

Weekly Assignment

11/27

F

Thanksgiving Recess

 

11/30

M

Group Presentations

 

12/2

W

Group Presentations

Weekly Assignment

12/4

F

Group Presentations

 

12/7

M

Group Presentations

 

12/9

W

Group Presentations

Weekly Assignment

12/11

F

Group Presentations

 

12/14

M

Last day of class Final Review

 

 

This schedule will be revised as needed throughout the semester

 

FINAL EXAM:  Friday, December 18th 10:30 - 12:30 pm

 


Syllabus Course Outline Weekly Question Lecture Outlines Group Projects
Midterm Project Grading Final Exam Study Guide Group Presentation Schedule