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Art Foundation Requirements

 

The Art Foundation Requirements consist of the following courses:

  • ART 1101 - Studio Foundations: 2D
  • ART 1141 - Studio Foundations: Drawing
  • ART 1501 - Studio Foundations: 3D
  • ART 1531 - Studio Foundations: 4D
  • ARTH 1600 - World Art I: Art Prior to 1400
  • ARTH 1700 - World Art II: Art 1400-1900

The mission of the Studio and Art History Foundations curriculum is to prepare students for further studies in the Department of Art through a diverse and rigorous application of skills and concepts while stressing perceptual explorations of 2D, 3D, and 4D space. The Studio Foundations coursework presents a wide variety of textural, tactile, and physical processes and materials relevant to all areas of emphasis. The Faculty believe it is important to encourage students to think beyond purely formal aspects of art making and, at an early stage, engage a broad thematic content and concept driven inquiry. The Foundations curriculum promotes and encourages strong critical thinking and problem solving skills through studio projects, written and oral presentations, independent research, and portfolio preparation. Lectures, readings, and other assignments introduce the student to the diversity and richness of the contemporary art practice and its relationship to a diverse global culture.

Faculty:


Michael Bernhardt

Michael Bernhardt
Associate Professor - Foundations Program Coordinator


303-615-1147



mbernha2@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Faculty

Office Location:
RO

Office Number:
207

Office Hours:

Please schedule appointments using our online scheduling tool in the Student Hub. Be aware that some of our faculty advisors are only conducting phone or virtual appointments. Be sure to check your university email for any follow up regarding the mode in which your appointment will be conducted. Please contact the Department of Art office at 303-615-0300 if you need any assistance making an appointment.

Campus Box Number:
59


Directory Profile

Bio:

Michael Bernhardt spent his early years as an amateur actor and theatrical technician, graduating with a BFA in Pottery and Art Education from Colorado State University in 1999 and earning his MFA in Painting and Drawing from the University of Colorado-Boulder in 2009. Bernhardt has shown nationally in Colorado, New York, Ohio, New Mexico, and Texas, and internationally in Columbia, France, Australia, and China. His work was published in the October 2009 edition of New American Paintings and in Propeller Magazine with the collaboration Barchael. Bernhardt currently serves as an Assistant Professor of Studio Foundations and Sculpture in the Department of Art at Metropolitan State University of Denver.                  



Yunjin La-mei Woo
Assistant Professor - Studio Art


303-605-7263



ywoo@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Faculty

Office Location:
RO

Office Number:
204

Office Hours:

Please schedule appointments using our online scheduling tool in the Student Hub. Be aware that some of our faculty advisors are only conducting phone or virtual appointments. Be sure to check your university email for any follow up regarding the mode in which your appointment will be conducted. Please contact the Department of Art office at 303-615-0300 if you need any assistance making an appointment.

Campus Box Number:
59


Directory Profile

Bio:

Yunjin La-mei Woo is a conceptual artist and a cultural-studies researcher who examines what it means to be human or otherwise, especially through the metaphors of contagion. Born as the granddaughter of a Korean shaman, her practice is informed by her research on how images of the infectious, non-human, or supernatural intersect with issues of power, gender, class, and ethnicity. Her work encompasses experimental video, performance, sculpture, installation, writing, and participatory projects.  

 Woo’s work has been extensively exhibited, screened, and collected by diverse venues, including CYNETART (Germany), Female Filmmakers Festival Berlin (Germany), FICAE (Spain), Rabindranath Tagore Centre (India), and Zuckerman Museum of Art (GA, USA). She has also presented her research in conferences across disciplines such as CAA (College Art Association), CSA (Cultural Studies Association), AES (American Ethnological Society) and published in edited volumes such as Endemic: Essays in Contagion Theory (edited by M. Kari Nixon and Lorenzo Servitje, Palgrave Macmillan). As an independent curator, Woo has curated international art events such as Para-Sites Distributed Exhibition Project and Infected Instructions. She earned her BFA and MFA in Sculpture from Seoul National University, South Korea, and is currently working on her PhD dissertation in Communication and Culture at Indiana University, Bloomington, USA. Concurrently, Woo teaches interdisciplinary art as an Assistant Professor of Art at Metropolitan State University of Denver. 

Website: www.yunjinlameiwoo.com



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