IA ART 103


Document Type

Course Change

Alternate Date

2007 - 2008


KEENE STATE COLLEGE COURSE PROPOSAL FORM DATE: October 10,2007 SPONSORING PROGRAM AND CHAIR: Identify the department and chair. Include phone number and email address. ART DEPARTMENT CHAIR: ROSEMARIE BERNARDI PROPOSAL SPONSOR: Identify the person(s) who should be contacted regarding the proposal. Include phone number and email address. This person is expected to attend Divisional and/or Senate Insert the course information, as it exists in the current KSC Catalog. You may copy the information electronically from the KSC Web page: ART 103 Three-Dimensional Design http://www.keene.edu/catalog/mdc.cfm A comprehensive exploration of the properties of natural and human-made volumes and spaces. Projects involve sculptural objects and architectural and environmental design. Studio projects are completed outside of class. May be repeated for credit with the approval of instructor. Fall and Spring. PROPOSED (NEW) COURSE TITLE: Limit the course title to 30 characters, including spaces. If more characters are absolutely necessary for clarity, the sponsor should submit an abbreviated title to assure an intelligible abbreviated title of choice (for use in student information system, on transcripts, etc.). IAART 103 Three-Dimensional Design Curriculum meetings to discuss the proposal. Rosemarie Bernardi TITLE SUMMARY: IAART 103 Three-Dimensional Design PROPOSED ACTION: Underline proposed changes. Course Addition Number Change Title Change Credit Change Description Change Prerequisite Change Course Deletion Course Replacement Other: EXISTING (OLD) DATA: PROPOSED (NEW) COURSE: Limit the Course Description to 50 words, not including prerequisites. Prerequisites should be clear and specific, e.g., as courses (e.g., ENG 101) or number of credits required. Finally, specify semester(s) the course will be offered. IAART 103 Three-Dimensional Design A comprehensive exploration of the properties of natural and human-made volumes and spaces. Projects involve sculptural objects, and architectural and environmental design. Studio projects are completed outside of class. Fall and Spring. COURSE OBJECTIVES: Identify the knowledge and/or skills the student will have an opportunity to gain as a result of completing this course. For more information, see Guidelines for Developing Program Objectives, Course Objectives, and Learning Outcomes: To introduce the vocabulary of design and aesthetics used by artists, designers, and architects. http://www.keene.edu/senate/proposals/help/Writing4.cfm To foster an understanding and provide experiences with natural and synthetic materials. To provide practical hands-on learning experiences with the conceptualization, planning, drawing, craftsmanship, and fabrication of three-dimensional forms in space. To introduce artists throughout art history and across cultures, their conceptual intentions, and the three-dimensional volumes and spaces they create. LEARNING OUTCOMES: State knowledge and/or skills students will be expected to demonstrate by completion of this course. For more information, see Guidelines for Developing Program Objectives, Course Objectives, and Learning Outcomes: Via series of projects completed through semester: http://www.keene.edu/senate/proposals/help/Writing4.cfm Students will demonstrate their understanding of basic three-dimensional concepts of height, width, and depth of form as related to space. Students will demonstrate compositional skill in three dimensions through use of repetition, modules, variety of scale, proportion, contrast, and unity of forms. Students will analyze the relationships of three-dimensional spatial forms to light and shadow, exterior surface and interior structure, gravity, scale, spatial dynamics. Students will demonstrate dexterity and craftsmanship with various art materials used in the creation of objects and environments such as wood, metal, synthetics and other human-made materials used by artists, designers, and architects. Students will demonstrate conceptualization skills through development of projects from initial ideas, sketches in scale, through to the final creation of forms. Via group and individual critiques, written papers, and exams: Students will demonstrate ability to think critically through visual analysis and problem solving. Students will demonstrate vocabulary appropriate to the construction and analysis of three- dimensional design. INTEGRATIVE STUDIES PERSPECTIVES OUTCOMES Critically and creatively engage in the aesthetic and intellectual components of the fine and : PERSPECTIVE OUTCOMES: Via course projects, written statements, and critiques students will be able: performing arts. Articulate the ways the ways the arts shape, change, provoke, and represent our world and our perception of the world. Analyze a creative text within its cultural, aesthetic, historical, and intellectual contexts. Identify values and concerns expressed in creative works. INTEGRATIVE OUTCOMES: Global Issues: Via course projects, written statements, and critiques students will be able to: Demonstrate knowledge of cultures and societies outside of western context. SKILLS OUTCOMES: Critical Thinking: Via in-class critiques, working in creative projects, and presentations students will demonstrate by their ability to: Demonstrate the ability and willingness to approach a particular idea, problem, task, or goal from multiple viewpoints. Ask sophisticated questions when engaging in an idea, problem, task, or goal. Analyze and interpret evidence, conjectures, and alternative strategies related to a given idea, problem, task, or goal. Creative Thinking: Via completion of projects students will demonstrate their ability to: Use novel ideas, perspectives, or solutions when engaging with a problem, task, or goal. Confront questions with multiple answers. Engage in a problem, task, or goal with sustained effort over a period of time. Consider diverse points of view in order to reconstruct them imaginatively, emphatically, and accurately. Demonstrate open-mindedness and flexibility in thinking. RATIONALE: Explain why this change is being made. Address the connection with institutional mission, and/or department, program, and course objectives. With the Art Department's new 4 Credit Curriculum for Art Majors the older version of this course was combined with the department's old ART 102 2-Dimensional Design to become ART 101 Foundations of Design. That course in now numbered as both IA ART 101, (serving non majors), AND ART 101 (which is required for all Art majors). However in discussion with the Architecture Department and other departments, such as Film, it was clear that there was a desire for ART 103 Three-Dimensional Design to still exist as its own course. The Architecture Department in particular has encouraged and will continue to encourage their students to take IA ART 103 to satisfy their IA requirements. (Please see attached email from Professor Larry MacDonald speaking on behalf of Technology Studies and Architecture Department). Although this course, IA ART 103, will not be required for Art Department majors, it will be accepted as an elective course. Freshman Art majors who desire another 100 level Studio Art course before moving into their 200 level courses will be able to enroll in this course which treats 3-dimensional design in greater depth and theory. The present course introduces students to visual language and visual problem solving in a variety of materials as related to the conceptualization and construction of volumes /forms in space. New projects and research, being either introduced or given more concentration will emphasize multi-cultural and environmental concepts, concerns, and materials. Art faculty who will teach IA ART 103 will be participating in workshops/meetings within the Art Department, that share and discuss projects, course objectives, and assessment. RESOURCES: For course proposals, include the name of the faculty member(s) who will be teaching this course, whether tenure-track, full-time, or adjunct. Indicate whether additional staffing, facilities, and/or equipment will be required. Also, consider the long-term impact of adding a course or altering a program. When a proposal has staffing, space or monetary implications, the VPAA must be consulted and his or her comments should be included in this section. Faculty who will be teaching course include: Assistant Professor Lynn Richardson, adjunct faculty members Walter Nicholai, Stephanie Nichols, and Mary Crawford. What additional library resources will be required? Has the library been consulted to determine the adequacy of library holdings or to estimate the cost to improve these sufficiently? No new resources are need. Course will be taught by both full time tenure track and present Art Department adjunct faculty. ADVISORY OPINIONS: List the names of affected departments and include department responses. Advisory opinions are required whenever a proposal affects the curricula of other programs. A proposal must list all affected departments. An Advisory Opinion must be solicited at least two weeks prior to delivery of the proposal to the DCC. Affected departments have two weeks to respond to the request for an Advisory Opinion. Responses should be attached to the proposal. In the event that affected departments do not respond, evidence of the request for an Advisory Opinion from non-respondents must be provided. If a proposal affects a curriculum in a division other than that of the sponsor, each relevant department and the DCC in that division must review and approve the proposal as well. (The electronic curriculum review process tracks votes, advisory opinions and comments as required at each stage of the review.) I am writing on behalf of the Technology, Design and Safety Departmentto support your department's proposal to convert the current ART 103 Three-Dimensional Design course into an integrative studies perspectivesoffering (IA ART 103). This class is not only very important to ourArchitecture program but the outcomes and skills reinforced through thiscourse will surely benefit all students who enroll. We are very interestedin the continuation of this course to support our majors and to expandthe perspectives available to all Keene State College students. If there is anything we can do to support your efforts, please let me know. Larry McDonald Chair, TDS Updated 14 May 2004.


Senate Curriculum Committee




Keene State College

IA ART 103