ART 102. Visual Thinking (4 Cr.) (LER - ARC)
Exploration of the basic materials, concepts, languages, and techniques of the two-dimensional visual arts. Topics include line, shape, value, color, texture, and space. Emphasis on creative exercises in and out of class. Fall semester, repeated spring semester. Abarbanel, Thompson, McConville.

ART 110. Introduction to Relief Printmaking (4 Cr.) 
Introduction to the materials and methods of relief printmaking, including woodcut and linocut, with emphasis on understanding and using fundamental design concepts. Discussion of the history of relief printing techniques in the fine and applied arts. Guest artists, slide lectures. Fall semester, repeated spring semester.

ART 114. Drawing I: Introduction to Materials and Methods (4 Cr.) (LER - ARC)
Drawing from landscape, still life, and interiors, students learn fundamentals of composition, tone, texture, perspective, and three-dimensional form. The course employs a variety of drawing media. Emphasis on observation and organization. Fall semester, repeated in spring semester. Abarbanel, McConville.

ART 120. Bookbinding and Artists' Books (4 Cr.) 
A hands-on course to learn basic bookbinding skills and techniques including Japanese, case, and library binding. Students will explore the rich field of artists' books, altered books, and journals, while examining the relationship between text, visual narrative and sequencing. Students will gain practical knowledge of paper, tools, and materials. ART 102 or ART 127. Spring semester, variable years. Massey

ART 127. Object, Meaning, Context: Fundamentals in 3-D (4 Cr.) (LER - ARC)
This course emphasizes fundamental ways of conceptualizing and constructing forms in space. We will investigate the underlying principles of three-dimensional design through guided problem solving that allows the exploration of a broad range of basic materials and builds a solid set of technical and constructive skills. Through hands-on studies, we examine the relationship between context and object, materials and subject, using the formal language of design to unlock the resolution of content. Museum visits, visiting artists, and slide/digital lectures. Fall semester, repeated in spring semester. Massey.

ART 140. Drawing and Painting the Landscape (4 Cr.) 
The course provides an introduction to making images of the landscape. Taking advantage of the diverse environment surrounding Goucher's campus students will draw and paint urban, suburban, and rural landscapes. Beginning with basic drawing and painting skills, students will be exposed to the rich history of the subject including real, imaginary, and non-representational images. In addition, artists are expected to think critically about land use and environmental issues. The landscape itself is a text in which it is possible to read the natural and cultural history of a location. The ways we shape our environment reveal our priorities as a culture. Variable summer sessions. McConville.

ART 201. Basic Photography (4 Cr.) (LER - ARC)
This course will introduce the basic concepts of camera vision and black and white photographic materials. The chief goal of the course is to provide you with technical skills and visual theory to produce photographs that reflect your interests and your view of the world. You will learn to operate all the major controls of film and digital cameras, expose negatives accurately, and produce a range of black and white prints. Through lectures, demonstrations, readings, and discussions, you will be encouraged to pursue your own ideas and interest in response to assignments. This course is designed for students with previous experience and for beginners with no experience. Prerequisite: ART 102 or sophomore standing. Students must have their own 35mm film camera, some assignments give students the option to work with a digital camera. Fall semester, repeated spring semester. Worteck, Burns.

ART 203. Intermediate Photography (4 Cr.) 
This course extends and deepens the skills acquired in Basic Photography. You will broaden your understanding of film exposure and printing controls, explore low light photography, artificial light sources and flash, and experiment with films and papers. Projects are designed to engage with ideas about genres of photography while simultaneously increasing technical knowledge and skills. The course will include darkroom work, lectures, readings, and field trips. Students must have their own 35mm film camera or DSLR. Prerequisite: ART 201 or COM 202. Fall semester, repeated spring semester. Worteck, Burns.

ART 204. Digital Imaging I (3 Cr.) (LER - ARC)
An introduction to concepts concerning the principles, methods, techniques, and vocabulary of the most widely used digital imaging processes. The primary focus will be using Adobe Photoshop® for fine arts prints. Emphasis on creativity while using various software applications as fine arts tools, as well as achieving technical skill. Fall semester, repeated spring semester. Delaney.

ART 208. Photography in Communication and Art (3 Cr.) 
Visual requirements in photography and graphics for art, advertising, journalism, public relations, and media (including documentaries) from still to websites. This course involves production, analysis decision making, and technology. Students will produce work in all these areas and develop an extended project on a theme they propose. Prerequisites: ART 201 and ART 203 or COM 202 and COM 203. Fall semester. Offered alternate years. Worteck.

ART 209. Photojournalism and Documentary Photography (3 Cr.) 
An examination of the development of photojournalism and the documentary essay. Lecture and slide presentations on the significant historical and critical developments in the field. The role of photography in propaganda and media manipulation, including a detailed investigation of the techniques and editorial practices that subvert the medium to reinforce various doctrines and ideologies. Included are a series of assignments that simulate editorial assignments that are then combined with lectures and demonstrations of techniques appropriate to this photographic genre. Students can use film or digital cameras. Students are required to write a proposal and execute a documentary/essay portfolio. Prerequisite: COM 209, COM 203, or permission of the instructor. Fall semester. Offered alternate years. Worteck.

ART 213. Life Drawing (4 Cr.) 
Drawing from the model in a variety of media. Focus on anatomical, structural, and expressive elements of the human form. Prerequisite: ART 114 or permission of the instructor. Spring semester. Abarbanel, McConville.

ART 225. Painting I: Introduction to Materials and Methods (4 Cr.) (LER - ARC only if taken prior to fall 2015)
Introduction to the materials and methods of oil painting with emphasis on perceptual painting. Composition, tone, color mixing, paint handling; using a variety of approaches. Prerequisite: ART 114 or permission of the instructor. Fall semester, repeated spring semester. Abarbanel, McConville.

ART 230. Sculpture I (4 Cr.) 
Continuation and deepening of seeing, thinking, and working in three dimensions from ART 127. Referencing 30,000 years of makers, assignments include site-specific and time-based installation work. Studio work in a range of materials and processes, including welding, casting, modeling, and construction. Emphasis on idea generation, close observation, and development of editing and critical evaluation skills. Readings and slide presentations, museum, gallery, and artist studio visits. Prerequisite: ART 127. Fall semester. Massey.

ART 254. Intro to Digital Film, Animation & Sound (3 Cr.) 
A course focusing on concepts & techniques of time-based media in visual arts. Using Adobe CC 2015, students will create projects that explore video, sound, 2D animation, performance, and/or time-based installation artwork. Topics include storyboarding, transitions, character hierarchy and structure, masks, typographic animation, and audio-synchronization. Spring semester. Offered 2017 and alternate years. Delaney.

ART 256. Professional Practices for Visual Artist (4 Cr.) 
This course introduces and examines a wide range of strategies for developing a professional practice as a working visual artist. Course includes preparing for an exhibition - including repairing/preparing gallery walls, press releases, invitations, framing, installing (2-D & 3-D work) and lighting. Other topics covered are documenting and archiving artwork, preparing submission materials, writing artist statements, grant writing and research, understanding the culture and structure of non-profit and commercial exhibition venues, exploring collaborative exhibition opportunities, social networking in the field, and creating a CV and portfolio for graduate school, exhibition and grants. Course work may include; mounting an exhibition in the Corrin Gallery, conception and preparation of curatorial proposals, conception and design of the thesis exhibition, course sessions held off-campus offering students the opportunity to meet diverse groups of professionals in the field, including artists, writers, curators, and administrators. Prerequisite: two studio art courses or permission of the instructor. First offered 2017. Department.

ART 259. Special Topics in Studio Art (4 Cr.) 
This theme/medium based 200-level studio course will provide intermediate students an opportunity to explore a specific topic, concept, or medium in the studio arts. Course content is developed by the individual instructor, Techniques and ideas appropriate to course content will be developed through assignments, readings, writings, and critiques. Students will be encouraged to develop their technical skills and connect these skills to other courses within the studio curriculum and to other academic endeavors. This course is open to students concentrating in any area of studio art and is repeatable for a total of twenty credits.  Prerequisite: two 100-level studio courses or permission of instructor. First offered 2016 and variable years. Department.

ART 290. Internship in Art (3-4 Cr.) 
Internship opportunities can include work in public museums, commercial galleries, and auction houses; municipal, state, and federal arts foundations; individual assistantships with artists, alternative spaces, graphic studios, photographers, or filmmakers. Prerequisite: Permission of program director or and art faculty agreeing to serve as internship advisor. Junior or senior standing or three courses at the 200-level in the major recommended. May be taken pass/no pass or for a letter grade. Arranged by the student: summer break, winter break, or during the semester.

ART 293. Junior Seminar: Art and Audience (4 Cr.) 
Art and Audience serves as an introduction to contemporary practices in the visual arts. The course is designed as a seminar and critique course, and emphasizes the relationship between art making, culture, and audience. Students will create artwork based on personal interests, and current and previous art classes. Class discussions and assigned readings develop students' critical and conceptual skills, while artist lectures and gallery/museum visits help students contextualize their artwork in contemporary artistic practices. Students will receive regularly assigned readings, attend artist presentations and galleries, and participate in class discussions about their own art work. This course is a core requirement for the Art major and minor. Prerequisite: three studio courses, one of which must be a 200-level class or permission of instructor. Spring semester. Department.

ART 303-IW. Independent Work in Studio - Printmaking (1.5-4 Cr.) 
Advanced studies in Studio Art. Prerequisites: ART 102 or ART 127 plus three studio courses (two of which should be in the same medium as the independent work proposed) and a written contract with the faculty member willing to oversee the study. Fall semester, repeated Spring semester.

ART 305-IW. Independent Work in Studio - Drawing (1.5-4 Cr.) 
Advanced studies in studio art. Prerequisites: ART 102 or ART 127 plus three studio courses (two of which should be in same medium as the independent work proposed) and a written contract with the faculty member willing to oversee the study. Fall semester, repeated spring semester.

ART 306-IW. Independent Work in Studio - Painting (1.5-4 Cr.) 
Advanced studies in studio art. Prerequisites: ART 102 or ART 127 plus three studio courses (two of which should be in same medium as the independent work proposed) and a written contract with the faculty member willing to oversee the study. Fall semester, repeated spring semester.

ART 307-IW. Independent Work in Studio - Photography (1.5-4 Cr.) 
Advanced studies in studio art. Prerequisites: ART 102 or ART 127 plus three studio courses (two of which should be in same medium as the independent work proposed) and a written contract with the faculty member willing to oversee the study. Fall semester, repeated spring semester.

ART 308-IW. Independent Work in Studio - Sculpture (1.5-4 Cr.) 
Advanced studies in studio art. Prerequisites: ART 127 and ART 230 plus three studio courses (two of which should be in same medium as the independent work proposed) and a written contract with the faculty member willing to oversee the study. Fall semester, repeated spring semester. Massey.

ART 309-IW. Independent Work in Studio - Mixed-Media Installation (1.5-4 Cr.) 
Advanced studies in studio art. Prerequisites: ART 102 or ART 127 plus three studio courses (two of which should be in same medium as the independent work proposed) and a written contract with the faculty member willing to oversee the study. Fall semester, repeated spring semester.

ART 311. Studio Lighting (3 Cr.) 
This course offers instruction in setting up and using studio lighting safely and creatively. A range of assignments will offer techniques in photographing still-life objects, portraits, and manipulated imagery. Lighting techniques for both digital and film cameras. Prerequisites: ART 201/COM 202 and ART 203/ COM 203. Spring semester. Worteck.

ART 312. Digital Imaging II (3 Cr.) 
This course offers an advanced exploration of Adobe Photoshop®, building on groundwork covered in Digital I. Allows students to work on more complex projects, further investigating their conceptual and technical capabilities. Prerequisite: ART 204. Spring 2016, and alternate years. Delaney.

ART 329. Painting II (4 Cr.) 
This course presents students with a unique mixture of ideas and methods and takes advantage of Goucher's natural landscape. The goal of the course is to further develop skills and concepts studied in Painting I and will include landscape, still life, models, abstraction, and approaches not considered in Painting I. Prerequisite: ART 225. Students who have taken ART 229 previously may take this course at the 300 level: extra work will be assigned. Fall semester. Abarbanel, McConville

ART 331. Sculpture II (4 Cr.) 
Studio work emphasizes the deepening development of personal vision begun in Sculpture I. Materials and processes to augment that goal are wide-ranging and driven by the needs of the student's research, but can include time-based work, video, sound, as well as welding, stone carving, use of materials such as fiberglass, rubber molds, found object, mixed mediums. Technical competence and craft serve aesthetic concerns and formal understanding. Visits to artists' studios, readings in current critical thought, slide lectures, exhibitions. Prerequisite: ART 230. Spring semester. Offered 2012-13 and alternate years. Massey.

ART 380. Special Topics in Studio Art (4 Cr.) 
A theme-based studio course will give advanced students an in-depth understanding of a particular topic in the studio arts. Techniques and ideas appropriate to the topic will be explored through assignments, readings, writings, and critiques. Students will be encouraged to develop their individual interpretation and understanding of the topic within the theoretical and conceptual framework of course discussion and studio work. This course is open to students concentrating in any area of studio art. Repeatable if topic is different. Prerequisite: two 200-level courses in studio art or permission of the instructor. Offered variable years.

ART 387. Senior Seminar I (4 Cr.) 
This is the first in a two course sequence that is the culminating experience for the studio art major. Building on the readings, conversations and research conducted during the Junior Seminar, this course will emphasize process, experimentation, speculation, and productivity. Students will begin to create a body of work for their thesis exhibition in the Corrin Gallery or other venue in the greater Baltimore area or on campus. Students are responsible for initiating, developing and creating a body of studio work. Student progress is evaluated throughout the semester in class critiques and regularly scheduled discussions with their faculty. Students are expected to set ambitious and attainable goals for artwork and to be able to work independently and consistently in an area of focus.  Prerequisite: ART 293. Fall semester, first offered 2018. Department.

ART 388. Senior Seminar II (4 Cr.) 
This is the second in a two course sequence that is the culminating experience for the studio art major. In this second semester students will create a body of work for their thesis exhibition in the Corrin Gallery or other venue in the greater Baltimore area or on campus. Students are responsible for initiating, developing and creating a body of studio work. Student progress is evaluated throughout the semester in class critiques and regularly scheduled discussions with their faculty. Students are expected to set ambitious and attainable goals for artwork and to be able to work independently and consistently in an area of focus. A written artist statement will accompany the presentation of their work. The statement must address the goals and the art historical and theoretical context for their thesis exhibit. Critique of the thesis exhibit with all studio faculty is required.  Prerequisite: ART 387. Spring semester, first offered 2018. Department.