DIAP Electives

B3330 Individual Studio
Individual Studio is a course that is taken in conjunction with B3620. It can be taken earlier by permission for individual study in the students’ area of research. (This course can be taken up to two times.)
3 hours per week | 3 credits


Elective Courses in Studio Art

B0300: Visual Concepts and Stylistic Traditions
Analysis of the components of traditional styles and movements. Student reports, papers and discussion. Open to M.A. candidates by permission of the graduate advisor.
3 hours per week | 3 credits

B0400: Issues in Contemporary Art
Investigation of the conceptual implications of contemporary movements in the visual arts. Student reports, papers and discussion. Open to M.A. candidates by permission of the graduate advisor.
3 hours per week | 3 credits

B1100: Individual Projects in Painting
Intensive work under faculty supervision. Individual and group critiques. This course may be taken five times for credit.
4 hours per week | 3 credits each

B1200: Individual Projects in Sculpture
Intensive work under faculty supervision. This course may be taken five times for credit.
4 hours per week | 3 credits each

B1300: Individual Projects in Printmaking
Intensive work under faculty supervision. This course may be taken five times for credit.
4 hours per week | 3 credits each

B1500: Individual Projects in Photography
Intensive work under faculty supervision. This course may be taken five times for credit.
4 hours per week | 3 credits each

B8400-B8700: Independent Study in Studio Art
Enrollment with permission of the graduate advisor.
hours to be arranged | 3 credits each

 

Elective Courses in the History, Theory, and Criticism of Art

These courses may be taken by DIAP and Studio M.F.A. and Graduate Art Education students:

A1000: Research Methods of Art History
Working methods of the art historian. Techniques for obtaining primary and secondary source material, including use of traditional archival bibliographical materials, electronic information systems, interviewing techniques, and photographic documentation. Introduction to different approaches to objects and their contexts. Development of a variety of writing modes. Field trips; class reports.
3 hours per week | 3 credits

A6000: Egyptian Art and Architecture
Painting, sculpture, architecture and decorative arts of Egypt from pre-dynastic times through the Ptolemaic period.
3 hours per week | 3 credits

A6020: Greek and Roman Art
Art of the Classical civilizations: Greece from the Geometric period through the Hellenistic era; the Etruscan contribution; Rome from the Republican period through late Imperial times.
3 hours per week | 3 credits

A6100: Romanesque and Gothic Art of Medieval Europe
Art of the later Middle Ages: architecture, sculpture, manuscripts, stained glass, emphasis on French cathedrals, regional schools in emerging national states, and Byzantine influence on the West.
3 hours per week | 3 credits

A6200: Italian Renaissance Art and Architecture
An overview of the painting, sculpture, and architecture created in Italy during the fourteenth, fifteenth, and sixteenth centuries. Discussion will focus on the needs and ambitions of private, civic, and ecclesiastical patrons as well as the creative responses of individual artists from Giotto to Michelangelo.
3 hours per week | 3 credits

A6220: Northern Renaissance Art
An overview of painting, sculpture, and printmaking created in Northern Europe during the fourteenth, fifteenth, and sixteenth centuries. Trace the development of naturalism and humanism in France, Germany, and the Netherlands as well as the dialogue between Northern Europe and Italy during the Renaissance. Discussion will explore the needs and ambitions of private, civic, and ecclesiastical patrons as well as the creative responses of individual artists from Van Eyck to Bruegel.
3 hours per week | 3 credits

A6300: Baroque and Rococo Art in Europe
Seventeenth and eighteenth century art in Italy, France, Spain, and Holland. Artists include Bernini, Poussin, Caravaggio, Artemisia Gentileschi, Velazquez, Rubens, Rembrandt and Vermeer.
3 hours per week | 3 credits

A6400: Nineteenth Century Art in Europe
The art of western Europe, primarily France, including Romanticism, Realism, Impressionism and Post-Impressionism.
3 hours per week | 3 credits

A6410: American Art: 1776-1900
Art of the United States from colonial times to the late nineteenth century; consideration of European influences and regional contributions in the development of American architecture, sculpture and painting.
3 hours per week | 3 credits

A6420: History of Photography
The aesthetic, historical and technical development of still photography viewed as a major medium of artistic expression in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
3 hours per week | 3 credits

A6430: Early Modern Art in Europe and the U.S.
The development of early modern art styles in France, Germany, Italy, Russia, and the U.S. including Fauvism, Cubism, Futurism, Constructivism, Expressionism, Dada and Surrealism.
3 hours per week | 3 credits

A6440: Postwar Art in the U.S. and Europe
Art from 1945 through 1980 in the U.S. and Europe, including Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, Minimal Art, Conceptual Art, the development of earthworks and public art, feminist and other issue-based art.
3 hours per week | 3 credits

A6450: Modern Art in Latin America
An overview of the various currents of modernism that developed in Latin America from 1900 to 1945. Emphasis will be placed on the artistic production of certain countries, such as Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Cuba, and Uruguay.
3 hours per week | 3 credits

A6500: Art Since 1980
Art since 1980 taught from a global perspective. Includes visits to galleries, conversations with artists. Prereq.: A6440
3 hours per week | 3 credits

A6510: Contemporary Art in Latin America
Artistic manifestations in post-World War II Latin America, including the work of diaspora artists and Latino/a artists in the United States.
3 hours per week | 3 credits

A6600: Ancient Art of Meso-America, the Andes, and the Caribbean
A survey of sculpture, architecture, the town plan, and crafts in select pre- European cultures of the Caribbean Basin, the Andes and Meso-America including the Taino, the Inca, and the Aztecs.
3 hours per week | 3 credits

A6610: North American Indian Art
A survey of select artistic traditions of native North American Indian art including Aleut and Inuit. Emphasis on artistic context as a synthesis of regional and cultural- historical phenomena.
3 hours per week | 3 credits

A6700: Art of West Africa: From the Bissagos to the Cameroon Grasslands
A survey of traditions that generate the interface of visual and performance arts, place and architecture among the Akan, Bamana, Bamilike, Baule, Dan, Dogon, Edo, Fon, Moshi, Senufo, Yoruba, and their neighbors. The archeology of the “Valleys of the Niger” is included.
3 hours per week | 3 credits

A6710: Art of Central Africa: Central, East and Southern Africa from Gabon to Mozambique
Arts of chiefdoms and kingdoms of the equatorial forests and savannas from Equatorial Guinea to Mozambique. An interdisciplinary survey of traditions that generate the interface of visual and performance arts, place and architecture. Arts of the Chokwe, Fan, Konde, Kongo, Kuba, Kwele, Luba/Hemba, Nyamwezi, Mangbetu, Ndebele, Pende, Saremo, Songye, Tabwa, Zula, and their neighbors. The archeology of Zimbabwe and the East African coast.
3 hours per week | 3 credits

A6800: Islamic Art
Architecture and decorative arts of the Islamic world including Syria, Egypt, Persia, Turkey, Spain, and northern India.
3 hours per week | 3 credits

A6810: Art of India, Southeast Asia, and Indonesia
Buddhist, Jain and Hindu art in India; Buddhist and Hindu art in Southeast Asia and Indonesia.
3 hours per week | 3 credits

A6820: Art of China, Japan, and Korea
The art and architecture of China, Japan, and Korea from prehistoric times to the nineteenth century.
3 hours per week | 3 credits

A6900: Art Criticism
Problems of description, analysis, interpretation, and evaluation of the art object as an aesthetic and cultural phenomenon in the context of historical approaches and styles; various systems and premises of critical analysis that have emerged from ancient to contemporary times.
3 hours per week | 3 credits

The [DIAP] MFA is committed to and supports racial justice activism as an enlivened and publicly engaged dialogue that explores artistic practices to change society. We are proud to be part of a vital campus that can be an instrument of change to push our society toward greater inclusivity and equity.

On June 9th at 1 PM the office of CCNY’s president and CCNY’s Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership is organizing an important conversation about this moment of protest and the movements for racial justice

Uprising in Context: The Struggle for Racial Justice in the United States