Fine Arts

FA 1010 Art Appreciation                                                                                                                   3 cr.
Offered each semester. Open to all undergraduates. An introduction to art in which the visual elements and principles are examined through a study of the key monuments in the history of art from cave paintings to the present. Important styles of painting, sculpture, architecture, and twentieth century media are explored with attention to the personalities of the artists and the cultures in which they lived.

FA 1050 Design Fundamentals                                                                                                         3 cr.
Offered each semester. A study of the elements of design art including color, composition, process, and visual perception with practice in the various traditional media. Primarily for Fine Arts majors. Six hours of studio work.

FA 1051 Digital Design                                                                                                                       3 cr.
Offered each semester. A study of the elements of design including color, composition, process, and visual perception with practice in the digital media. Students will work with industry standard and freeware programs. Primarily for Fine Arts majors. Six hours of studio work.

FA 1060 Drawing I                                                                                                                               3 cr.
Offered each semester. An introduction to basic drawing concepts and media. Six hours of studio work.

FA 1061 Drawing II                                                                                                                              3 cr.
Offered each semester. Prerequisite: FA 1060. Continued exploration of drawing concepts and media with an emphasis on academic and life drawing techniques and experimental approaches. Six hours of studio work.

FA 1551 Introduction to Photography for Non-Art Majors                                                             3 cr.
This course is an  introduction to still photography for non-art majors.  This class is non-darkroom based and will familiarize students with basic skills of photography.  Technical aspects such as camera operation, flash and lighting, exposure, film and film speed selection will be addressed in conjunction with non-technical aspects such as the history of photography, contemporary photography/art, aesthetics and composition, fine art/commercial applications, and the critiquing of images, via weekly lectures and assignments both inside and outside of class.  Student must have a least a digital point-and-shoot camera.  Six hours of studio work.

FA 2000 Field Research in the Arts                                                                                 1 min. cr. - 3 max. cr.
(FTA 2000, FA 2000, and MUS 2000 are cross-listed)  Prerequisite: consent of department. Special research project in the arts involving field experience and study outside the city of New Orleans. Advance preparation for the project will include conference with or lecture by the faculty and readings in the specific areas to be studied. The study trip will consist of attendance at a minimum of four theatrical or musical performances or a minimum of eight hours spent in visits to exhibits or museums for each hour of credit. A follow-up paper on a research topic inspired by the trip will be required. May be repeated for up to six hours of credit. Credit will be given for only FTA 2000, FA 2000, or MUS 2000 for the same trip.

FA 2201 Art History Survey I                                                                                                              3 cr.
Offered each semester. Prehistoric, ancient, classical, and medieval periods. Lectures with slides, films, and readings.

FA 2202 Art History Survey II                                                                                                             3 cr.
A survey of developments in western European and American art from the early Renaissance to 1900, including concepts of modernism. Lectures with slides, films, and readings.

FA 2203 Art History Survey III                                                                                                            3 cr.
A survey of developments in western European and American art from 1900 to the present, including the historical avant-garde, postmodern, and contemporary art.

FA 2215 Monuments of Greek and Roman Art                                                                                3 cr.
Prerequisite: satisfactory completion of ENGL 1158. Survey of the major monuments of Greek and Roman Art from the Archaic Period, c. 650 B.C. in Greece to the Early Christian Period, c. 400 A.D. on the Italian peninsula.

FA 2232 Monuments of Italian Art                                                                                                    3 cr.
Survey of the major monuments in painting, sculpture, and architecture from Italy c. 1400-c. 1580.

FA 2450 Introduction to Photography                                                                                             3 cr.
Offered each semester. Photography as a creative medium with introductory study of visual concepts and techniques in using the camera and laboratory as instruments for visual expression. Six hours of studio work.

FA 2550 Introduction to Digital Art, Video & Animation                                                                 3 cr.
Prerequisite: FA 1051 or consent of department. An introduction to the mediums of digital art, video & animation in a Fine Arts setting. Includes projects in stop-motion, digital collage, video, digital drawing and animation. Idea and imagery development and New Media history.

FA 2650 Introduction to Sculpture                                                                                                   3 cr.
Offered each semester. An introduction to formal and technical problems in sculpture. Emphasis on both traditional and contemporary practice. Demonstrations and discussion. Six hours of studio work.

FA 2710 Watercolor                                                                                                                            3 cr.
Prerequisites: FA 1011, 1012, and 1014. An introduction to watercolor as a Fine Arts medium exploring a sequence of painting problems emphasizing wash drawing, color, and design structure. Discussions and slide talks. Six hours of studio work.

FA 2750 Introduction to Painting                                                                                                      3 cr.
Offered each semester. An introduction to formal and technical problems of painting and development of fundamental concepts and skills. Class work includes studio projects supplemented by discussions, critiques, slide presentations, field trips, lectures, and outside readings. Six hours of studio work.

FA 2850 Introduction to Printmaking                                                                                                3 cr.
Offered each semester. Six hours of studio work. An introduction to printmaking media including intaglio, relief, digital print, and screenprinting.

FA 3050 Professional Practice                                                                                                          3 cr.
Course will focus on the professional practices and standards that are expected in the visual art profession. Students will gain experience and knowledge with presentation, portfolio development, marketing, career and exhibition opportunities, arts advocacy and graduate school. Class time will be used for in-progress critiques, discussions, lectures, as well as visits to local artists' studios and to galleries and museums.

FA 3101 Introduction to Web Design                                                                                                3 cr.
This course introduces students to both the practice of web design and the basic principles of computer platforms. The practice component of the course covers not only web design but also current graphics and software tools related to web design. The principles section includes an overview of hardware and software, the history of computers, and a discussion of the impact of computers and the Internet. Open to non-art majors. Six hours of studio work.

FA 3102 3-D Digital Design                                                                                                                3 cr.
This class is an introduction to 3-D modeling and animation.  It provides a basic understanding of the skills and techniques employed by designers in a wide range of applications. In this course, we will explore basic mesh modeling, texturing, lighting, animation and rendering. This course should provide a basis for further independent study in digital sculpture and animation.

FA 3291 Internship in Fine Arts                                                                                                         3 cr.
Prerequisite: consent of department. Each semester the department makes available a limited number of internships for qualified undergraduates with the City of New Orleans and other public and nonprofit agencies. Interns will work a minimum of eight hours a week at times mutually agreeable to the individual and the agency; some assignments may require more than eight hours a week. In addition, the student must meet regularly with an adviser from the fine arts faculty and the student's work will receive written evaluation from both the agency supervisor and the departmental adviser. FA 3291 and 3292 may not be used as part of the departmental requirement for a nine hour sequence at the 3000 level stipulated in the Studio Art Option.

FA 3292 Internship in Fine Arts                                                                                                         3 cr.
Prerequisite: consent of department. Each semester the department makes available a limited number of internships for qualified undergraduates with the City of New Orleans and other public and nonprofit agencies. Interns will work a minimum of eight hours a week at times mutually agreeable to the individual and the agency; some assignments may require more than eight hours a week. In addition, the student must meet regularly with an adviser from the fine arts faculty and the student's work will receive written evaluation from both the agency supervisor and the departmental adviser. FA 3291 and 3292 may not be used as part of the departmental requirement for a nine hour sequence at the 3000 level stipulated in the Studio Art Option.

FA 3293 Independent Study in Art History                                                                                       3 cr.
Prerequisites: 12 hours in art history including FA 2201 and 2202 and consent of department. A tutorial arranged individually to provide latitude for specialized study and research on topics not offered in the current curriculum. A member of the art history faculty will arrange a study-research outline with each student in the first tutorial meeting. Weekly progress reports conferences and a research paper are required. FA 3293 may not be used to satisfy the period distribution requirements of the art history major. This course may be repeated once for credit.

FA 3299 Senior Honors Thesis in Art History                                                                                  3 cr.
Prerequisites: consent of the department and Director of the Honors Program. Directed research leading to the writing of a Senior Honors Thesis. Must be repeated for a total of six credit hours in order to graduate with honors in Art History. Credit for this course will not be counted towards the 12 hours of Art History at the 3000-level or above required for Art History majors. Successful completion of six hours in FA 3299 will be accepted in lieu of FA 3203.

FA 3301 Advanced Drawing                                                                                                               3 cr.
Offered each semester. Prerequisite: FA 1061. Students will execute a major project in the area of photography, prepare a critical analysis of their project, and plan and present a suitable exhibit of the project for review and evaluation by a committee of studio faculty. Six hours of studio work.

FA 3302 Advanced Drawing                                                                                                               3 cr.
Prerequisite: FA 1061. Studio work in drawing with emphasis on studio projects. Six hours of studio work.

FA 3450 Advanced Studio Practice in Photography                                                                       3 cr.
Offered each semester. Prerequisite: FA 2450. Advanced work in photographic techniques as a means of pictorial expression. FA 3450 may be taken three times for a maximum of 9 credit hours. Six hours of studio work.

FA 3520 After Effects                                                                                                                          3 cr.
A course introducing the use of the program After Effects, including animation, 3D tools, dynamic text and complex motion graphics. In-class studio practice supplemented by discussions, critiques and lectures. Open to non-art majors. Six hours of studio work.

FA 3530 Typography                                                                                                                          3 cr.
A course introducing the basic aspects, principles and expressive potential of letterforms and typography. Class work includes traditional and digital projects supplemented by discussions, critiques, lectures and outside readings. Course covers history, communicative abilities and aesthetic issues of typography. Open to non-art majors. Six hours of studio work.

FA 3550 Advanced Studio in Digital Art, Video & Animation                                                         3 cr.
Prerequisite: FA 2550. Advanced studio work in digital art, video and animation. Six hours of studio work. FA 3550 may be taken three times for a maximum of 9 credit hours.

FA 3591 Independent Study in Imaging                                                                         1 min. cr. - 3 max. cr.
Consent of the instructor required. An individual tutorial for Fine Arts majors to provide for specialized study and research on topics not offered in the current Imaging curriculum. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 hours of credit. Six hours of studio work.

FA 3592 Interdisciplinary Study in Imaging                                                                   1 min. cr. - 3 max. cr.
Consent of the instructor required. An individual tutorial for non-Fine Arts majors to provide for specialized study and research projects in Imaging. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 hours of credit. Six hours of studio work.

FA 3595 Academic Year Abroad: Special Topics in Fine Arts                                                        3 cr.
This course is only offered through UNO's Academic Year Abroad (AYA) in Innsbruck, Austria and can be repeated once for credit.

FA 3650 Advanced Studio Practice in Sculpture                                                                             3 cr.
Offered each semester.  Prerequisite: FA2650.  A continuation of the study of formal, technical, and aesthetic problems in sculpture.  Assignments will focus on developing each student's art and its relation to the world of sculpture as well as a further expansion of techniques, materials and theories.  Demonstration and discussion.  FA3650 may be repeated for up to 9 hours of credit.  Six hours of studio work.

FA 3691 Independent Study in Sculpture                                                                       1 min. cr. - 3 max. cr.
Consent of the instructor required. An individual tutorial for Fine Arts majors to provide for specialized study and research on topics not offered in the current Sculpture curriculum. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 hours of credit. Six hours of studio work.

FA 3692 Interdisciplinary Study in Sculpture                                                                 1 min. cr. - 3 max. cr.
Consent of the instructor required. An individual tutorial for non-Fine Arts majors to provide for specialized study and research projects in Sculpture. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 hours of credit. Six hours of studio work.

FA 3750 Advanced Studio Practice in Painting                                                                               3 cr.
Offered each semester.  Prerequisite: FA 2750.  Studio work in painting, with emphasis on the development of a variety of skills, concepts, and materials.  Class work includes studio projects supplemented by discussions, critiques, slide presentations, field trips, lectures, and outside readings.  FA 3750 may be repeated for up to 9 hours of credit.  Six hours of studio work.

FA 3791 Independent Study in Painting                                                                         1 min. cr. - 3 max. cr.
Consent of the instructor required. An individual tutorial for Fine Arts majors to provide for specialized study and research on topics not offered in the current Painting curriculum. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 hours of credit. Six hours of studio work.

FA 3792 Interdisciplinary Study in Painting                                                                   1 min. cr. - 3 max. cr.
Consent of the instructor required. An individual tutorial for non-Fine Arts majors to provide for specialized study and research projects in Painting. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 hours of credit. Six hours of studio work.

FA 3850 Advanced Studio Practice in Printmaking                                                                         3 cr.
Prerequisite: FA 2850. Advanced studio work in printmaking including intaglio, relief, digital print, and screenprinting.  Class work includes studio projects supplemented by discussions, critiques, image presentations, field trips, lectures, and outside readings. Six hours of studio work. FA 3850 may be taken three times for a maximum of 9 credit hours.

FA 4210 African Art                                                                                                                            3 cr.
Prerequisite for FA 4210: FA2201, 2202, 2203 for Art History and/or Studio Art majors or minors. A study of the arts of sub-Saharan Africa. Emphasis is on the form and function of art in African cultures previous to or independent of Westernization.

FA 4234 Late Medieval Art in Italy, 1250-1400                                                                                 3 cr.
Prerequisite for FA 4234: FA 2201, 2202, 2203  for Art History and/or Studio Art majors or minors. This course focuses on developments in painting, sculpture, and architecture in late medieval Italy, with a special emphasis on the Tuscan cities of Florence, Siena, and Pisa. Attention will be given to issues of style, regional schools, and typology, to individual artists and artworks and to the examination of the central themes raised in the literature concerning this period (for example, the proto-Renaissance, a "Black-Death" style).

FA 4235 The Art of Quattrocentro in Italy                                                                                        3 cr.
Prerequisite: FA 2201, 2202, 2203  for Art History and/or Studio Art majors or minors. Critical study of developments in painting, sculpture, and graphic media in the major centers of Italy from Ghiberti to Signorelli.

FA 4237 The High Renaissance and Mannerism in Italy                                                                 3 cr.
Prerequisite for FA 4237: FA 2201, 2202, 2203  for Art History and/or Studio Art majors or minors. Recommended as a sequel to FA 4235/5235. Critical study of developments in painting, sculpture, and graphic media in Italy from Leonardo da Vinci to Paolo Veronese.

FA 4240 Italian Baroque and Rococo Art                                                                                         3 cr.
Prerequisite: FA 2201, 2202, 2203  for Art History and/or Studio Art majors or minors. Recommended as a sequel to FA 4238/5238. Critical study of the developments in painting, sculpture, and graphic media in Italy from Caravaggio to Guardi.

FA 4242 The Great Masters of Italian Art                                                                                          3 cr.
Prerequisite: FA 2201, FA 2202, and FA 2203 (or consent of department). This course offers an overview of the art that flourished in Italy between the end of the 13th century and the beginning of the 19th century, concentrating on some of the greatest Italian artists in Art History such as Titian, Michelangelo, Bernini, Giotto, Donatello, Brunelleschi and many others. We will explore the development of painting, sculpture, archaeological sites, churches, and monasteries, civic monuments of architecture, public and private collections of not only the great urban centers but throughout the whole of the territory. The end of the course will transition into great artists beyond Italy and into the U.S.

FA 4245 Art of the Nineteenth Century                                                                                             3 cr.
Fall semester. Prerequisite for FA 4245: FA 2201, 2202, 2203  for Art History and/or Studio Art majors or minors. A study of the arts of Europe and America from Neoclassicism to Post-Impressionism.

FA 4246 Special Topics in Nineteenth Century Art                                                                          3 cr.
Prerequisite for FA 4246: FA 2201, 2202, 2203  for Art History and/or Studio Art majors or minors. An investigation of a major movement, style, or subject relevant to nineteenth century art. Topics will vary. Lecture, evaluations, and discussions.

FA 4263 Twentieth Century Architecture                                                                                          3 cr.
Prerequisite for FA 4263: FA 2201, 2202, 2203  for Art History and/or Studio Art majors or minors. A study of the architects, movements, and monuments which have determined the course of twentieth century architecture in the United States and Europe.

FA 4264 History of Photography                                                                                                       3 cr.
Prerequisite for FA 4264: FA 2201, 2202, and 2203 (or consent of department). Study of the history of photography from its invention in the early 19th century to present uses in contemporary art.

FA 4265 Early Modern Art (1880-1920)                                                                                              3 cr.
Prerequisite for FA 4265: FA 2201, 2202, 2203  for Art History and/or Studio Art majors or minors. Developments in painting and sculpture in Europe and the United States from the 1880s to 1920. Attention will be given to major styles and movements (including Symbolism, Neo-Impressionism, Fauvism, Cubism, Expressionism, and Dada) to individual artists and artworks, and to the development of the concepts of revolutionary modernism and the avant-garde, of the primitive in art, and of abstraction.

FA 4266 Modernism at Mid-Century (1945-1970)                                                                             3 cr.
Prerequisite: FA 2201, FA 2202, and FA 2203 (or consent of department). Developments in the fine arts in Europe and the United States from 1945 to 1970. Attention will be given to major styles and movements (including Abstract Expressionism, Neo-Dada, Pop Art, and Minimalism), to individual artists and artworks, and to the instrumental roles of the historian, the critic, the curator, the marketplace, and political events in shaping late modern art.

FA 4267 Contemporary Art: Postmodernism and Beyond (1970-present)                                    3 cr.
Prerequisite for FA 4267: FA 2201, 2202 and 2203 (or consent of department). Developments in contemporary art from 1970 to the present. Attention will be given to major styles and movements (including Performance Art, Land Art, Conceptual Art, Feminism, Neo-Expressionism, Postmodern art, Video art), to significant artists and critics, and to the historical and theoretical context in which the concept of Postmodernism has taken shape.

FA 4270 Special Topics in Modern Art                                                                                              3 cr.
Prerequisite: FA 2201, FA 2202, and FA 2203, or consent of department. An investigation of a major movement, style, or subject relevant to 20th century and contemporary art. Topics will vary.

FA 4271 Art and Place                                                                                                                        3 cr.
Prerequisite: FA 2201, 2202, and 2203 for Fine Arts majors. A study of how art intersects with notions of place. Art that depicts, uses, or in some way responds to place will be covered, while also using critical theory about place and space to analyze art and designed spaces. Topics may include landscape painting and photography, landscape design, site-specific art, public art, Land Art, and architectural and urban design. The course utilizes multiple disciplines: cultural geography, art history, art criticism, architectural and landscape history, and critical theory. Each week is organized around a keyword; sessions will include both slide lectures and discussion about readings.

FA 4272 Public Art                                                                                                                              3 cr.
Prerequisite: FA 2201, 2202, and 2203 for Fine Arts majors. A seminar that studies the history of and various approaches to public art in the modern era, from traditional monuments to new experimental and activist forms.

FA 4273 The Sculptural Imagination                                                                                                 0 cr.
Prerequisite: FA 2201, 2202, and 2203 for Fine Arts majors. A seminar that studies modern and contemporary notions of sculpture, including topics such as the figure, found objects and Surrealism, phenomenology and Minimalism, site-specific art, installation art, the sculpture garden at NOMA, and what 'sculpture' means today.

FA 4274 Art Criticism                                                                                                                          3 cr.
Prerequisite: FA 2201, 2202, and 2203 for Fine Arts majors. This seminar studies the history of art criticism from Salon exhibitions in 18th century Paris to today. We will follow the historical development of criticism from the 18th century to the present, look at the significance of the journals Artforum and October, read alternative forms of art criticism, and ask what place art criticism has in today's public sphere. What is the function of art criticism, and where can we find it? Students will practice art criticism and learn to identify and analyze its characteristics of description, interpretation/analysis, and judgment/evaluation, as well as research individual art critics.

FA 4275 Displaying Art: Museum and Exhibition History                                                              3 cr.
Prerequisite: FA 2201, 2202, and 2203 for Fine Arts majors. This seminar studies the history of art display, from the birth of museums to contemporary exhibition strategies. Includes discussion of the socio-historical context of museums, the history of installation design and curating, the significance of key exhibitions of modern and contemporary art, and alternative exhibition formats.

FA 4276 Prospect New Orleans                                                                                                         3 cr.
Prerequisite for FA 4276: FA 2201, FA 2202, and FA 2203 (or consent of department). A seminar about Prospect New Orleans, a series of international biennial exhibitions of contemporary art that occurs in New Orleans. Each iteration will study the artists included in the latest installment, the curator's vision and theoretical framework, and the context of biennial exhibition culture. After the exhibition opens, class meetings take place on site at the various exhibition locations, such as the New Orleans Museum of Art, the Contemporary Arts Center, the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, and the UNO St. Claude Gallery.

FA 4280 Critical Theory for the Fine Arts                                                                                         3 cr.
Prerequisite: FA 2201, 2202, and 2203 for Fine Arts majors. This seminar studies the application of critical theory to the visual arts. An introduction to intellectual and theoretical debates about modern and contemporary art that utilize psychoanalysis, semiotics, Marxist art history, gender studies, race studies, poststructuralism, and visual culture methodologies.

FA 4281 Modern/Postmodern                                                                                                            3 cr.
Prerequisite: FA 2201, 2202, and 2203 for Fine Arts majors. A seminar that studies concepts of modernism and postmodernism in the visual arts, including the avant-garde and neo-avant-garde.

FA 4292 Art at NOMA                                                                                                                          3 cr.
Prerequisite: FA 2201, FA 2202, or FA 2203. Case studies of artworks at the New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA), with on-site observation of the artwork leading to research on the object's history and its art historical and cultural context.

FA 4599 Senior Project                                                                                                                       3 cr.
Prerequisite for Studio Option: 9 hours of advanced studio practice (3000-level) in the chosen area of specialization.

Prerequisite for Art History Option: At least 24 hours in art history courses at the 3000 level or above.

Students will execute a major project involving independent study that culminates in an advanced research paper for Art History option students and an exhibition for Studio option students.

FA 5210 African Art                                                                                                                             3 cr.
Prerequisite for FA 4210: FA2201, 2202, 2203 for Art History and/or Studio Art majors or minors. A study of the arts of sub-Saharan Africa. Emphasis is on the form and function of art in African cultures previous to or independent of Westernization.

FA 5234 Late Medieval Art in Italy, 1250-1400                                                                                  3 cr.
Prerequisite for FA 4234: FA 2201, 2202, 2203  for Art History and/or Studio Art majors or minors.

This course focuses on developments in painting, sculpture, and architecture in late medieval Italy, with a special emphasis on the Tuscan cities of Florence, Siena, and Pisa. Attention will be given to issues of style, regional schools, and typology, to individual artists and artworks and to the examination of the central themes raised in the literature concerning this period (for example, the proto-Renaissance, a "Black-Death" style).

FA 5235 The Art of Quattrocentro in Italy                                                                                        3 cr.
Prerequisite: FA 2201, 2202, 2203  for Art History and/or Studio Art majors or minors. Critical study of developments in painting, sculpture, and graphic media in the major centers of Italy from Ghiberti to Signorelli.

FA 5237 The High Renaissance and Mannerism in Italy                                                                 3 cr.
Prerequisite for FA 4237: FA 2201, 2202, 2203  for Art History and/or Studio Art majors or minors. Recommended as a sequel to FA 4235/5235. Critical study of developments in painting, sculpture, and graphic media in Italy from Leonardo da Vinci to Paolo Veronese.

FA 5240 Italian Baroque and Rococo Art                                                                                         3 cr.
Prerequisite: FA 2201, 2202, 2203  for Art History and/or Studio Art majors or minors.

Recommended as a sequel to FA 4238/5238. Critical study of the developments in painting, sculpture, and graphic media in Italy from Caravaggio to Guardi.

FA 5245 Art of the Nineteenth Century                                                                                             3 cr.
Fall semester. Prerequisite for FA 4245: FA 2201, 2202, 2203  for Art History and/or Studio Art majors or minors. A study of the arts of Europe and America from Neoclassicism to Post-Impressionism.

FA 5246 Special Topics in Nineteenth Century Art                                                                          3 cr.
Prerequisite for FA 4246: FA 2201, 2202, 2203  for Art History and/or Studio Art majors or minors. An investigation of a major movement, style, or subject relevant to nineteenth century art. Topics will vary. Lecture, evaluations, and discussions.

FA 5264 History of Photography                                                                                                       3 cr.
Prerequisite for FA 4264: FA 2201, 2202, and 2203 (or consent of department). Study of the history of photography from its invention in the early 19th century to present uses in contemporary art.

FA 5265 Early Modern Art (1880-1920)                                                                                              3 cr.
Prerequisite for FA 4265: FA 2201, 2202, 2203  for Art History and/or Studio Art majors or minors. Developments in painting and sculpture in Europe and the United States from the 1880s to 1920. Attention will be given to major styles and movements (including Symbolism, Neo-Impressionism, Fauvism, Cubism, Expressionism, and Dada) to individual artists and artworks, and to the development of the concepts of revolutionary modernism and the avant-garde, of the primitive in art, and of abstraction.

FA 5266 Modernism at Mid-Century (1945-1970)                                                                             3 cr.
Prerequisite: FA 2201, FA 2202, and FA 2203 (or consent of department). Developments in the fine arts in Europe and the United States from 1945 to 1970. Attention will be given to major styles and movements (including Abstract Expressionism, Neo-Dada, Pop Art, and Minimalism), to individual artists and artworks, and to the instrumental roles of the historian, the critic, the curator, the marketplace, and political events in shaping late modern art.

FA 5267 Contemporary Art: Postmodernism and Beyond (1970-present)                                    3 cr.
Prerequisite for FA 4267: FA 2201, 2202 and 2203 (or consent of department). Developments in contemporary art from 1970 to the present. Attention will be given to major styles and movements (including Performance Art, Land Art, Conceptual Art, Feminism, Neo-Expressionism, Postmodern art, Video art), to significant artists and critics, and to the historical and theoretical context in which the concept of Postmodernism has taken shape.

FA 5270 Special Topics in Modern Art                                                                                              3 cr.
Prerequisite: FA 2201, FA 2202, and FA 2203, or consent of department. An investigation of a major movement, style, or subject relevant to 20th century and contemporary art. Topics will vary.

FA 5271 Art and Place                                                                                                                        3 cr.
Prerequisite: FA 2201, 2202, and 2203 for Fine Arts majors. A study of how art intersects with notions of place. Art that depicts, uses, or in some way responds to place will be covered, while also using critical theory about place and space to analyze art and designed spaces. Topics may include landscape painting and photography, landscape design, site-specific art, public art, Land Art, and architectural and urban design. The course utilizes multiple disciplines: cultural geography, art history, art criticism, architectural and landscape history, and critical theory. Each week is organized around a keyword; sessions will include both slide lectures and discussion about readings.

FA 5272 Public Art                                                                                                                              3 cr.
Prerequisite: FA 2201, 2202, and 2203 for Fine Arts majors. A seminar that studies the history of and various approaches to public art in the modern era, from traditional monuments to new experimental and activist forms.

FA 5273 The Sculptural Imagination                                                                                                0 cr.
Prerequisite: FA 2201, 2202, and 2203 for Fine Arts majors. A seminar that studies modern and contemporary notions of sculpture, including topics such as the figure, found objects and Surrealism, phenomenology and Minimalism, site-specific art, installation art, the sculpture garden at NOMA, and what 'sculpture' means today.

FA 5274 Art Criticism                                                                                                                          3 cr.
Prerequisite: FA 2201, 2202, and 2203 for Fine Arts majors. This seminar studies the history of art criticism from Salon exhibitions in 18th century Paris to today. We will follow the historical development of criticism from the 18th century to the present, look at the significance of the journals Artforum and October, read alternative forms of art criticism, and ask what place art criticism has in today's public sphere. What is the function of art criticism, and where can we find it? Students will practice art criticism and learn to identify and analyze its characteristics of description, interpretation/analysis, and judgment/evaluation, as well as research individual art critics.

FA 5275 Displaying Art: Museum and Exhibition History                                                              3 cr.
Prerequisite: FA 2201, 2202, and 2203 for Fine Arts majors. This seminar studies the history of art display, from the birth of museums to contemporary exhibition strategies. Includes discussion of the socio-historical context of museums, the history of installation design and curating, the significance of key exhibitions of modern and contemporary art, and alternative exhibition formats.

FA 5276 Prospect New Orleans                                                                                                         3 cr.
Prerequisite for FA 4276: FA 2201, FA 2202, and FA 2203 (or consent of department). A seminar about Prospect New Orleans, a series of international biennial exhibitions of contemporary art that occurs in New Orleans. Each iteration will study the artists included in the latest installment, the curator's vision and theoretical framework, and the context of biennial exhibition culture. After the exhibition opens, class meetings take place on site at the various exhibition locations, such as the New Orleans Museum of Art, the Contemporary Arts Center, the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, and the UNO St. Claude Gallery.

FA 5280 Critical Theory for the Fine Arts                                                                                         3 cr.
Prerequisite: FA 2201, 2202, and 2203 for Fine Arts majors. This seminar studies the application of critical theory to the visual arts. An introduction to intellectual and theoretical debates about modern and contemporary art that utilize psychoanalysis, semiotics, Marxist art history, gender studies, race studies, poststructuralism, and visual culture methodologies.

FA 5281 Modern/Postmodern                                                                                                            3 cr.
Prerequisite: FA 2201, 2202, and 2203 for Fine Arts majors. A seminar that studies concepts of modernism and postmodernism in the visual arts, including the avant-garde and neo-avant-garde.

FA 6100 Independent Research in Art History                                                                                 3 cr.
Prerequisite: consent of department.

FA 6501 Major Studio I                                                                                                                       3 cr.
Offered each semester. Major Studio for Master of Fine Arts candidates in one of the areas of painting, sculpture, graphics, or photography. To be taken in sequence for a total of 12 hours.

FA 6502 Major Studio I                                                                                                                       3 cr.
Offered each semester. Major Studio for Master of Fine Arts candidates in one of the areas of painting, sculpture, graphics, or photography. To be taken in sequence for a total of 12 hours.

FA 6503 Major Studio I                                                                                                                       3 cr.
Offered each semester. Major Studio for Master of Fine Arts candidates in one of the areas of painting, sculpture, graphics, or photography. To be taken in sequence for a total of 12 hours.

FA 6504 Major Studio I                                                                                                                       3 cr.
Offered each semester. Major Studio for Master of Fine Arts candidates in one of the areas of painting, sculpture, graphics, or photography. To be taken in sequence for a total of 12 hours.

FA 6601 Major Studio II                                                                                                                      3 cr.
A continuation of Major Studio I. Major studio for Master of Fine Arts candidates in the studio area that was selected for Major Studio I. To be taken in sequence for a total of 21 hours.

FA 6602 Major Studio II                                                                                                                      3 cr.
A continuation of Major Studio I. Major studio for Master of Fine Arts candidates in the studio area that was selected for Major Studio I. To be taken in sequence for a total of 21 hours.

FA 6603 Major Studio II                                                                                                                      3 cr.
A continuation of Major Studio I. Major studio for Master of Fine Arts candidates in the studio area that was selected for Major Studio I. To be taken in sequence for a total of 21 hours.

FA 6604 Major Studio II                                                                                                                      3 cr.
A continuation of Major Studio I. Major studio for Master of Fine Arts candidates in the studio area that was selected for Major Studio I. To be taken in sequence for a total of 21 hours.

FA 6605 Major Studio II                                                                                                                      3 cr.
A continuation of Major Studio I. Major studio for Master of Fine Arts candidates in the studio area that was selected for Major Studio I. To be taken in sequence for a total of 21 hours.

FA 6606 Major Studio II                                                                                                                      3 cr.
A continuation of Major Studio I. Major studio for Master of Fine Arts candidates in the studio area that was selected for Major Studio I. To be taken in sequence for a total of 21 hours.

FA 6607 Major Studio II                                                                                                                      3 cr.
A continuation of Major Studio I. Major studio for Master of Fine Arts candidates in the studio area that was selected for Major Studio I. To be taken in sequence for a total of 21 hours.

FA 6701 Minor Studio                                                                                                                         3 cr.
Minor Studio for M.F.A. candidates to be chosen from a studio area different from the major area. To be taken in sequence for a total of 12 hours.

FA 6702 Minor Studio                                                                                                                         3 cr.
Minor Studio for M.F.A. candidates to be chosen from a studio area different from the major area. To be taken in sequence for a total of 12 hours.

FA 6703 Minor Studio                                                                                                                         3 cr.
Minor Studio for M.F.A. candidates to be chosen from a studio area different from the major area. To be taken in sequence for a total of 12 hours.

FA 6704 Minor Studio                                                                                                                         3 cr.
Minor Studio for M.F.A. candidates to be chosen from a studio area different from the major area. To be taken in sequence for a total of 12 hours.

FA 6801 Seminar in Fine Arts                                                                                                            1 cr.
No credit. Open to students in a thesis program who have only (other than application for degree) the final typing and acceptance by the Graduate School of their thesis or dissertation or to students in a non-thesis program who have only (other than application for degree) to pass the final examination to complete graduation requirements.Investigation into concepts and issues in visual arts. Students in the M.F.A. program must enroll in the seminar three times. Grades will be assigned on a SU basis.

FA 7000 Thesis Research                                                                                                 1 min. cr. - 9 max. cr.
Offered each semester. To be repeated for credit until thesis is accepted. Section number will correspond with credit to be earned.

FA 7040 Examination or Thesis Only                                                                                                 0 cr.
No credit. Open to students in a thesis program who have only (other than application for degree) the final typing and acceptance by the Graduate School of their thesis or dissertation or to students in a non-thesis program who have only (other than application for degree) to pass the final examination to complete graduation requirements.