FAST ART 1040 Fundamentals of Art Studio Technology
The FAST course introduces students to the wide range of tools and technologies, from a screwdriver to a CNC router, all tools are available in the Department of Art. Students will make connections between different modes of thinking and making. Students will acquire the skills necessary to enter a workforce that requires an understanding of the tools, techniques, and collaborative process necessary to respond to a rapidly changing global economy and job market.
TAKE A CLASS TO USE AND MAKE TOOLS
Students learn to identify and safely access tools, understand a philosophy of human tool use, and create their own tools. Students will create books, inkjet prints, 3d prints, laser cut parts, CNC routed parts, and more. Tools are fully accessible to students after completing in class training.
FAST (Fundamentals of Art Studio Technologies) is an introduction to the tools housed in the Center for Visual Arts and the Center for Sculptural Studies. Students learn how to identify, safely operate, and access all of the tools listed above and more. This course prepares students for using any tool they encounter in the future.
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CAST ART 3400 CONCEPTS IN ART, STUDIO AND THEORY
This course surveys advanced theories and practices of contemporary art while creating a forum for engaging visiting artists and the broader art community. Students mount an exhibition in a space outside the university. The course prepares studio art majors for their degree capstone. Students develop a concept for their creative exploration and exhibit their final artworks alongside their artist's statements.