• 1A. Drawing

    Units: 4

    Studio, eight hours; five hours arranged. Course in basic drawing skills intended as preparation for work in variety of media. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 1B. Sculpture

    Units: 4

    Studio, eight hours; five hours arranged. Introduction to concepts and forms of contemporary sculpture to become familiar with tools and material to enable students to visually manifest their individual ideas. Presentation of work of contemporary artists. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 11A. Painting

    Units: 4

    Studio, eight hours; five hours arranged. Basics of painting: introduction to technical procedures, tools, and materials. Discussion of fundamental conceptual and formal concerns. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 11B. Photography

    Units: 4

    Studio, eight hours; five hours arranged. Fundamentals in technique, with emphasis on individual projects. Varied approaches, processes, and applications of photographic medium within context of art, supported by studies in theory, aesthetics, and history of photography. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 11C. Printmaking

    Units: 4

    Studio, eight hours; five hours arranged. Introductory survey of various technical and conceptual concerns in variety of printmaking media as preparation for more focused study in particular media at upper division level. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 11D. New Genres

    Units: 4

    Studio, eight hours; five hours arranged. Introduction to projects in installation, performance, video, film, intermedia, and other nontraditional media and processes. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 11E. Ceramics

    Units: 4

    Studio, eight hours; five hours arranged. Introduction to ceramic materials and processes, with emphasis on personal and cultural expression in ceramic media. Discussion of ceramics in contemporary artistic practice and social history of ceramic art. Letter grading.

  • 19. Fiat Lux Freshman Seminars

    Units: 1

    Seminar, one hour. Discussion of and critical thinking about topics of current intellectual importance, taught by faculty members in their areas of expertise and illuminating many paths of discovery at UCLA. P/NP grading.

  • 20. Production

    Units: 2

    Studio, four hours. Limited to Art majors. Instruction in production techniques and processes, including basics of recording still images, moving images, and sound. Discussion of professional setups and standard practices as well as alternatives. Editing of still images, moving images, and sound. Review of use of tools, software, workflow, storage, and output modalities. Letter grading.

  • 21A. Production: Photographic Print

    Units: 2

    Studio, four hours. Limited to Art majors. Not open for credit to students with credit for course 20. Techniques and processes, including basics of shooting, editing, and output for still images and photographs. Professional setups and standard practices as well as alternatives. Review of use of tools, software, workflow, storage, and output modalities. Instruction in postproduction skills and tools for editing and altering images and producing high-quality printed images. Letter grading.

  • 21B. Production: Moving Image and Sound

    Units: 2

    Studio, four hours. Limited to Art majors. Not open for credit to students with credit for course 20. Moving image and sound production and post-production techniques, tools, and processes, including instruction in basics of shooting, editing, output, and display. Familiarization with production skills, equipment, setups, and standard practices used in creation of moving image and/or sound works. Instruction in use of cameras, lights, and microphones, and shooting and recording setups and techniques, including handheld, fig-rig, dolly-shots, and green screens. Introduction to and development of familiarity with post-production software and processes of editing, animating, exporting, and presenting high-quality sound and moving image works. Letter grading.

  • 31A. Modernism

    Units: 5

    Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour; field trips, three hours. Impact of modernist thought on art and society from mid-19th through early-20th centuries. Exploration of origins, development, theory, and practice of modernism in Europe and U.S. Letter grading.

  • 31B. Modernism

    Units: 5

    Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour; field trips, three hours. Art majors should complete courses 31A, 31B, and 31C in sequence in first year. Continuation of impact of modernist ideas through mid-20th century, with focus primarily on work made from 1920s to 1960s. Letter grading.

  • 31C. Modernism

    Units: 5

    Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour; field trips, three hours. Art majors should complete courses 31A, 31B, and 31C in sequence in first year. Continuation of impact of modernist ideas through latter part of 20th century, covering shift from modernist to postmodernist practices and theories, with focus on work made from 1960s to present. Letter grading.

  • 70. Summer Art Institute: Special Topics in Studio

    Units: 3

    Studio/lecture/field trips, 45 hours. Limited to high school students in Summer Art Institute. Two-week intensive in studio art covering range of media and contemporary art practices and combination of focused studio work, lecture/presentations, field trips, critiques, and final exhibition of student work. May be repeated once for credit. Offered only as part of Summer Institute. P/NP grading.

  • 89. Honors Seminars

    Units: 1

    Seminar, three hours. Limited to 20 students. Designed as adjunct to lower division lecture course. Exploration of topics in greater depth through supplemental readings, papers, or other activities and led by lecture course instructor. May be applied toward honors credit for eligible students. Honors content noted on transcript. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 99. Student Research Program

    Units: 1 to 2

    Tutorial (supervised research or other scholarly work), three hours per week per unit. Entry-level research for lower division students under guidance of faculty mentor. Students must be in good academic standing and enrolled in minimum of 12 units (excluding this course). Individual contract required; consult Undergraduate Research Center. May be repeated. P/NP grading.

  • 100. Issues in Contemporary Art

    Units: 5

    Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour; screenings/research, 11 hours. Requisites: courses 31A, 31B, 31C. Selected topics in theoretical, critical, aesthetic, and historical studies and their relevance to practicing artists. May be repeated for maximum of 20 units. Letter grading.

  • 130. Advanced Drawing

    Units: 5

    Studio, eight hours; seven hours arranged. Requisite: course 1A. Drawing as both independent expressive medium and as means of visualization. May be repeated for maximum of 20 units. Letter grading.

  • 132. Survey of Critical Thought

    Units: 5

    Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour; screenings/research, 11 hours. Requisites: courses 31A, 31B, 31C. Overview of premodern, modern, and postmodern theory as reflected in critical writing and artistic practice, with emphasis on 1940s to present. Specific topics may vary. May be repeated for maximum of 20 units. Letter grading.

  • 133. Advanced Painting

    Units: 5

    Studio, eight hours; seven hours arranged. Requisite: course 11A. Varied media and subjects to further develop students' technical and expressive means to implement their ideas. May be repeated for maximum of 20 units. Letter grading.

  • 137. Advanced New Genres

    Units: 5

    Studio, eight hours; seven hours arranged. Requisite: course 11D. Emphasis to be selected by faculty members from one or more of following media: installation, performance, video, film, other nontraditional media and processes. May be repeated for maximum of 20 units. Letter grading.

  • 140. Advanced Printmaking

    Units: 5

    Studio, eight hours; seven hours arranged. Requisite: course 11C. Selected studies in fine printmaking, historical and contemporary: woodcut, etching and engraving, lithography, silk screen, mixed media. May be repeated for maximum of 20 units. Letter grading.

  • 145. Advanced Sculpture

    Units: 5

    Studio, eight hours; seven hours arranged. Requisite: course 1B. Selected studies in sculpture, historical and contemporary: modeling, carving, casting, welding, and other media; forms in space, including installations and nonstudio pieces. May be repeated for maximum of 20 units. Letter grading.

  • 147. Advanced Photography

    Units: 5

    Studio, eight hours; seven hours arranged. Requisite: course 11B. Selected projects in photography and related media, concentrating on development of individual students' artwork. Studio emphasis with special topics in theory and critical analysis. May be repeated for maximum of 20 units. Letter grading.

  • 148. Advanced Ceramics

    Units: 5

    Studio, eight hours; seven hours arranged. Requisite: course 11E. Selected studies in ceramics, with emphasis on individualized creative experimentation with materials and techniques introduced in course. Methods and processes to be selected from range of possibilities, including handforming and modeling, preparation and use of molds, slipcasting, and use of potter's wheel. May be repeated for maximum of 20 units. Letter grading.

  • 150. Senior Studio

    Units: 5

    Studio, eight hours; seven hours arranged. Limited to seniors. Advanced studio projects, with emphasis on analysis and criticism of individual creative work and ideas. Letter grading.

  • 170. Special Topics in Studio

    Units: 2 to 4

    Studio/museum visits, four to eight hours; two to four hours arranged. Current themes in art theory, practice, and criticism, offering students opportunity to explore these issues in studio context through critique of work and discussion of recommended readings. May be repeated for maximum of 16 units. P/NP or letter grading.

  • C180. Seminar: Art

    Units: 4

    Seminar, three hours. Limited to junior/senior Art majors. Advanced topics in critical theory and study of contemporary art, with emphasis on individuals, issues, and methodologies. Possible areas of study from structuralism, deconstruction, feminist and psychoanalytic theory, commodification, and censorship. May be repeated for credit. Concurrently scheduled with course C280. Letter grading.

  • C181. Exhibition and System

    Units: 4

    Seminar, four hours. Preparation: at least one course from 100 through 150. Examination of temporary exhibition and its associated field of publications as intertextual system of meaning, beginning with individual works and proceeding to on-site analysis of current exhibitions. Concurrently scheduled with course C281. Letter grading.

  • C182. Exhibitions and Public Programs

    Units: 4

    Seminar, four hours. Preparation: at least one course from 100 through 150. Introduction to principles of program planning and community development in relation to visual arts and work of art museums. Concurrently scheduled with course C282. Letter grading.

  • C183. Special Topics in Art

    Units: 2 or 4

    Seminar, six hours (2-unit course) or 12 hours (4-unit course). Preparation: at least one course from 100 through 150. Selected topics in art explored through variety of approaches that may include projects, readings, discussion, research papers, and oral presentations. Topics announced in advance. May be repeated for credit. Concurrently scheduled with course C283. Letter grading.

  • M184. Chicana Art and Artists

    Units: 4

    (Same as Chicana and Chicano Studies M175 and World Arts and Cultures M128.) Lecture, four hours. Introduction to Chicana art and artists. Examination of Chicana aesthetic. Chicana artists have developed unique experience and identity as artists and Chicanas. Letter grading.

  • M185. Whose Monument Where: Course on Public Art

    Units: 4

    (Same as Chicana and Chicano Studies M185 and World Arts and Cultures M126.) Lecture, four hours. Recommended corequisite: course M186A, M186B, or M186C. Examination of public monuments in U.S. as basis for cultural insight and critique of American values from perspective of artist. Use of urban Los Angeles as textbook in urban space issues such as who is public, what is public space at end of 20th century, what defines neighborhoods, and do different ethnic populations use public space differently. P/NP or letter grading.

  • M186A. Beyond Mexican Mural: Beginning Muralism and Community Development

    Units: 4

    (Same as Chicana and Chicano Studies M186A and World Arts and Cultures M125A.) Studio/lecture, four hours. Corequisite: course M186AL. Investigation of muralism as method of community education, development, and empowerment. Exploration of issues through development of large-scale collaborative digitally created image and/or painting for placement in community. Students research, design, and work with community participants. P/NP or letter grading.

  • M186AL. Beyond Mexican Mural: Beginning Muralism and Community Laboratory

    Units: 4

    (Same as Chicana and Chicano Studies M186AL and World Arts and Cultures M125AL.) Laboratory, four hours. Corequisite: course M186A. Course M186AL is requisite to M186BL, which is requisite to M186CL. Mural and Digital Laboratory is art studio housed at Social and Public Art Resource Center in Venice, CA, where students work in community-based setting. Open to students during scheduled hours with laboratory tech support, it offers instruction as students independently and in collaborative teams research, design, and produce large-scale painted and digitally generated murals to be placed in community setting. P/NP or letter grading.

  • M186B. Beyond Mexican Mural: Intermediate Muralism and Community Development

    Units: 4

    (Same as Chicana and Chicano Studies M186B and World Arts and Cultures M125B.) Studio/lecture, four hours. Requisites: courses M186A, M186AL. Corequisite: course M186BL. Continuation of investigation of muralism as method of community education, development, and empowerment. Exploration of issues through development of large-scale collaborative digitally created image and/or painting for placement in community. Students research, design, and work with community participants. Continuation of project through states of production to full scale and community approval. P/NP or letter grading.

  • M186BL. Beyond Mexican Mural: Intermediate Muralism and Community Laboratory

    Units: 4

    (Same as Chicana and Chicano Studies M186BL and World Arts and Cultures M125BL.) Laboratory, four hours. Requisites: courses M186A, M186AL. Corequisite: course M186B. Mural and Digital Laboratory is art studio housed at Social and Public Art Resource Center in Venice, CA, where students work in community-based setting. Open to students during scheduled hours with laboratory tech support, it offers instruction as students independently and in collaborative teams research, design, and produce large-scale painted and digitally generated murals to be placed in community setting. P/NP or letter grading.

  • M186C. Beyond Mexican Mural: Advanced Muralism and Community Development

    Units: 4

    (Same as Chicana and Chicano Studies M186C and World Arts and Cultures M125C.) Studio/lecture, six hours. Requisites: courses M186B, M186BL. Corequisite: course M186CL. Continuation of investigation of muralism as method of community education, development, and empowerment. Exploration of issues through development of large-scale collaborative digitally created image and/or painting for placement in community. Students research, design, and work with community participants. Continuation of project through installation, documentation, and dedication, with work on more advanced independent projects. P/NP or letter grading.

  • M186CL. Beyond Mexican Mural: Advanced Muralism and Community Laboratory

    Units: 2

    (Same as Chicana and Chicano Studies M186CL and World Arts and Cultures M125CL.) Laboratory, two hours. Requisite: course M186BL. Mural and Digital Laboratory is art studio housed at Social and Public Art Resource Center in Venice, CA, where students work in community-based setting. Open to students during scheduled hours with laboratory tech support, it offers instruction as students independently and in collaborative teams research, design, and produce large-scale painted and digitally generated murals to be placed in community setting. P/NP or letter grading.

  • C187. Contemporary Art Collections in Los Angeles

    Units: 2

    Seminar, three hours; outside study, three hours. Limited to junior/senior Art majors. Exploration of critical issues regarding concept of collections and collecting. Visits to institutions and collections and discussion of vision, goals, and scope of collections, as well as individual works. Concurrently scheduled with course C287. Letter grading.

  • 188SA. Individual Studies for USIE Facilitators

    Units: 1

    Tutorial, to be arranged. Enforced corequisite: Honors Collegium 101E. Limited to junior/senior USIE facilitators. Individual study in regularly scheduled meetings with faculty mentor to discuss selected USIE seminar topic, conduct preparatory research, and begin preparation of syllabus. Individual contract with faculty mentor required. May not be repeated. Letter grading.

  • 188SB. Individual Studies for USIE Facilitators

    Units: 1

    Tutorial, to be arranged. Enforced requisite: course 188SA. Enforced corequisite: Honors Collegium 101E. Limited to junior/senior USIE facilitators. Individual study in regularly scheduled meetings with faculty mentor to finalize course syllabus. Individual contract with faculty mentor required. May not be repeated. Letter grading.

  • 188SC. Individual Studies for USIE Facilitators

    Units: 2

    Tutorial, to be arranged. Enforced requisite: course 188SB. Limited to junior/senior USIE facilitators. Individual study in regularly scheduled meetings with faculty mentor while facilitating USIE 88S course. Individual contract with faculty mentor required. May not be repeated. Letter grading.

  • 189. Advanced Honors Seminars

    Units: 1

    Seminar, three hours. Limited to 20 students. Designed as adjunct to undergraduate lecture course. Exploration of topics in greater depth through supplemental readings, papers, or other activities and led by lecture course instructor. May be applied toward honors credit for eligible students. Honors content noted on transcript. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 190. Studio/Research Colloquia in Art

    Units: 1

    Seminar, three hours. Corequisite: course 197 or 198. Limited to juniors/seniors. Designed to bring together students undertaking supervised tutorial studio projects or research in seminar setting with one or more faculty members to discuss their own work or related work in discipline. Led by one supervising faculty member. May be repeated for maximum of 4 units. P/NP grading.

  • 193. Journal Club Seminars: Current Topics in Art

    Units: 1

    Seminar, three hours. Limited to junior/senior Art majors. Discussion of selected current exhibitions, visiting artist lectures, screenings, and readings in field. May be repeated for credit. P/NP grading.

  • 195. Community Internships in Art

    Units: 2 to 4

    (Formerly numbered 195A.) Tutorial, six to 12 hours. Limited to juniors/seniors. Art-related internship in supervised setting in community agency, business, or institution. Students meet on regular basis with instructor and provide periodic reports of their experience. Only 4 units may be applied toward upper division art elective major requirement. May be repeated for maximum of 8 units. Individual contract with supervising faculty member required. P/NP grading.

  • 197. Individual Studies in Art

    Units: 2 to 4

    Tutorial, to be arranged. Preparation: 3.0 grade-point average in major. Corequisite: course 190. Limited to junior/senior Art majors. Individual intensive studio project or study, with scheduled meetings to be arranged between faculty member and student. Tangible evidence of project or mastery of subject matter required. May be repeated for maximum of 8 units. Individual contract required. Letter grading.

  • 198. Honors Research in Art

    Units: 2 to 4

    Tutorial, to be arranged. Preparation: 3.0 grade-point average overall, 3.5 grade-point average in major. Corequisite: course 190. Limited to junior/senior Art majors. Development and completion of comprehensive research or studio project under direct supervision of faculty member. May be repeated for maximum of 8 units. Individual contract required. Letter grading.

  • 271. Graduate Painting

    Units: 2 to 8

    Studio, eight hours. Study in painting and associated media. May be repeated for credit with consent of adviser. Letter grading.

  • 272. Graduate Printmaking

    Units: 2 to 8

    Studio, eight hours. Studies in traditional and experimental printmaking. Selected studies in intaglio, lithograph, woodcut, silk screen, photo printmaking, and mixed media. May be repeated for credit with consent of adviser. Letter grading.

  • 273. Graduate Sculpture

    Units: 2 to 8

    Studio, eight hours. Studies in sculpture with specific attention to ongoing nature, specificity, and approach to each student's particular discipline. Individual studio visits and consultation. May be repeated for credit with consent of adviser. Letter grading.

  • 274. Graduate Photography

    Units: 2 to 8

    Studio, eight hours. Studies concentrating on development of individual students' artwork. Studio emphasis with adjacent studies in theoretical and critical analysis. Specific attention to original, expressive, social, and humanistic values of art. May be repeated for credit with consent of adviser. Letter grading.

  • 275. Graduate New Genres

    Units: 2 to 8

    Studio, eight hours. Studies in alternative media, including installation, performance, video, film, and other nontraditional media and processes. May be repeated for credit with consent of adviser. Letter grading.

  • 276. Graduate Group Critique

    Units: 4

    Discussion, four hours; tutorial, to be arranged. Group critique/discussion of students' research. Additional tutorial meetings by arrangement with instructor. May be repeated for credit. Letter grading.

  • 277. Graduate Ceramics

    Units: 2 to 8

    Studio, eight hours. Studies in ceramics and art with investigation of traditional and experimental processes and intellectual approaches to art practice utilizing ceramic media. Emphasis on development of significant body of original work reflecting student's expressive and theoretical concerns. May be repeated for credit. Letter grading.

  • 278. Interdisciplinary Studio

    Units: 2 to 8

    Studio, eight hours. Tutorial focused on directed research, studio visits, and group discussions of recommended readings. May be repeated for credit. S/U or letter grading.

  • C280. Seminar: Art

    Units: 4

    Seminar, three hours. Advanced topics in critical theory and study of contemporary art, with emphasis on individuals, issues, and methodologies. Possible areas of study from structuralism, deconstruction, feminist and psychoanalytic theory, commodification, and censorship. May be repeated for credit. Concurrently scheduled with course C180. Letter grading.

  • C281. Exhibition and System

    Units: 4

    Seminar, four hours. Examination of temporary exhibition and its associated field of publications as intertextual system of meaning, beginning with individual works and proceeding to on-site analysis of current exhibitions. May be repeated for credit. Concurrently scheduled with course C181. Letter grading.

  • C282. Exhibitions and Public Programs

    Units: 4

    Seminar, four hours. Introduction to principles of program planning and community development in relation to visual arts and work of art museums. May be repeated for credit. Concurrently scheduled with course C182. Letter grading.

  • C283. Special Topics in Art

    Units: 2 or 4

    Seminar, six hours (2-unit course) or 12 hours (4-unit course). Selected topics in art explored through variety of approaches that may include projects, readings, discussion, research papers, and oral presentations. Topics announced in advance. May be repeated for credit. Concurrently scheduled with course C183. Letter grading.

  • C287. Contemporary Art Collections in Los Angeles

    Units: 2

    Seminar, three hours; outside study, three hours. Exploration of critical issues regarding concept of collections and collecting. Visits to institutions and collections and discussion of vision, goals, and scope of collections, as well as individual works. Concurrently scheduled with course C187. Letter grading.

  • 375. Teaching Apprentice Practicum

    Units: 1 to 4

    Seminar, to be arranged. Preparation: apprentice personnel employment as teaching assistant, associate, or fellow. Teaching apprenticeship under active guidance and supervision of regular faculty member responsible for curriculum and instruction at UCLA. May be repeated for credit. S/U grading.

  • 400A. Visiting Artists Studio

    Units: 2

    Studio, six hours. Designed for M.F.A. students. Introduction to visiting artists in their area of study, with focus on one-on-one critiques with wide range of practitioners. In Progress grading (credit to be given only on completion of course 400B).

  • 400B. Visiting Artists Studio

    Units: 2

    Studio, six hours. Designed for M.F.A. students. Introduction to visiting artists in their area of study, with focus on one-on-one critiques with wide range of practitioners. S/U grading.

  • 400C. Visiting Artists Studio

    Units: 4

    Studio, 12 hours. Limited to graduate art students. Introduction to visiting artists in their area of study, with focus on one-on-one critiques with wide range of practitioners. S/U grading.

  • 401. M.F.A. Working Groups

    Units: 2

    Research group meeting, two hours. Limited to M.F.A. students. Three or more M.F.A. candidates propose research and/or studio topic and invite Art Department faculty member to mentor group/topic. May be repeated for credit. S/U grading.

  • 495. Teaching Assistant Training Practicum

    Units: 2

    Seminar, three hours; outside study, three hours. Forum for first-year teaching assistants for discussion and exploration of teaching pedagogy and classroom mechanics. Problems and practices of teaching art at college level, as well as role of teaching assistants within department. Designed to help new teaching assistants develop teaching skills and to orient them to department and University policies and resources. May not be applied toward degree requirements. S/U grading.

  • 501. Cooperative Program

    Units: 2 to 8

    Tutorial, to be arranged. Preparation: consent of UCLA graduate adviser and graduate dean, and host campus instructor, department chair, and graduate dean. Used to record enrollment of UCLA students in courses taken under cooperative arrangements with USC. S/U grading.

  • 596. Directed Individual Study or Research

    Units: 2 to 8

    Tutorial, to be arranged. May be repeated for credit with consent of adviser. S/U or letter grading.

  • 597. Preparation for Master's Comprehensive Examination

    Units: 2 to 12

    Tutorial, to be arranged. May not be applied toward M.A. or M.F.A. course requirements. May be repeated. S/U grading.