Skip Navigation

University Bulletin: Graduate Programs The George Washington University  



See Fine Arts and Art History.

The green leaf indicates that the course addresses environmental, social or economic sustainability.

Note: All fine arts courses may be repeated for credit with approval of the department. A course fee is charged for all fine arts courses listed here except FA 6295 and 6998-99.

6231 Ceramic Sculpture (3) Ozdogan
  Developing an understanding of the sculptural ceramic form that integrates both quality and creativity. Techniques in hollow and solid construction. Varied temperature firings in reduction and oxidation atmospheres.
6233 Architectural Ceramics (3) Ozdogan and Staff
  Advanced studies in ceramic murals and sculptures designed for indoor and outdoor architectural concepts. Laboratory tests and activities.
6239 Special Topics: Ceramics (3) Staff
6249 Special Topics: Sculpture (3) Staff
6250 Drawing III (3) Wright and Staff
  Advanced investigation of drawing as an organizing tool for thought, analysis, and personal imagery. Traditional and contemporary approaches to topics related to perceptual and conceptual concerns.
6251 Advanced Drawing Techniques (3) Wright and Staff
  Investigation of the common concerns and creative processes that have dissolved boundaries between drawing and painting in the late 20th century.
6259 Special Topics: Drawing (3)
6260 Figure Painting: Observation and Gesture (3) Brown and Staff
  Consideration of the process of vision as mediated through manipulation of paint to form an image. Development of solutions to clarity, articulation, energy, and finish.
6261 Problems in Color (3) Brown and Staff
  Exploration of the objective rationale and subjective experience of color through the execution of problems in color contrast and color scales.
6262 Painting: Contemporary Issues (3) Brown and Staff
  Examples from contemporary art serve as starting points for discussion of the creative process. Postmodern strategies to rethink and challenge various hierarchies of subject, style and medium.
6269 Special Topics: Painting (3) Staff
6270 Advanced Photography: Exposure and Printing Techniques (3) Kessmann and Staff
  Pre-visualization, accurate exposure and development, and the craft of black-and-white printmaking. Techniques and strategies for creation of a portfolio that is aesthetically and conceptually engaging.
6271 Advanced Photography: Digital Color Printing (3) Kessmann and Staff
  Further development of color theory and the technical skills to make high-quality inkjet prints. Critiques and discussion of contemporary artistic practice.
6272 Photography: Contemporary Issues (3) Kessmann and Staff
  Emphasis on the incorporation of contemporary strategies, trends, and approaches into the student’s personal practice. The work of contemporary artists who use photography will inform the work produced.
Special Topics: Photography (3) Staff
6280 New Media: Digital Illustration (3) Rigg and Staff
  Advanced investigation of two- and three-dimensional drawing and illustration techniques. Print and/or digital portfolio preparation. Prerequisite: FA 1071 or permission of instructor.
6281 New Media: Digital Imaging (3) Rigg and Staff
  Advanced examination of bit-mapped imaging techniques. Methods of electronic dissemination of visual information. Prerequisite: FA 1071 or permission of instructor.
6282 New Media: Time-based Visual Expression (3) Rigg and Staff
  An examination of contemporary two-dimensional animation, video, and multimedia systems and applications, including individual portfolio projects. Prerequisite: FA 1071 or permission of instructor.
6283 New Media: Digital Printmaking (3) Rigg and Staff
  An exploration of digital printmaking techniques, including color profiling. Prerequisite: FA 1071 or permission of instructor.
6284 New Media: Mixed Media (3) Rigg and Staff
  Combining digital visualization with traditional mediums, artist bookmaking, collage, assemblage, etc., are considered. Prerequisite: FA 1071 or permission of instructor.
6289 Special Topics: New Media (3) Rigg and Staff
  Prerequisite: FA 1071 or permission of instructor.
6295 Critical Practices (3-6) Staff
  This structured independent study consists of weekly group critiques that bring together students working in a variety of media. Discussions, which range from practical to aesthetic issues, challenge students to focus and articulate their visual knowledge.
6298 Internship (3 to 6) Staff
  Open only to M.F.A. candidates with the approval of the advisor in fine arts. May be repeated to a maximum of credits.

The George Washington University

© 2013 University Bulletin
The George Washington University All rights reserved.

Information in this bulletin is generally accurate as of fall 2012. The University reserves the right to change courses, programs, fees, and the academic calendar, or to make other changes deemed necessary or desirable, giving advance notice of change when possible.