Schedule of classes

Summer 2020 classes

Since we still do not know the extent to which COVID-19 will impact our lives in the coming months, SUVA has carefully designed a highly flexible schedule for the Summer 2020 term to ensure all of our students have access to the courses they need to graduate.

In our continued efforts to keep the SUVA community safe, we are delivering all of our classes online this summer. The summer term will be split into two 5-week sessions. Those of you who have taken summer courses at SUVA before will recognize this structure; the key difference this year is that all courses, except minors, will run in these 5-week sessions. In the event it is determined safe for us to return to campus, we will allow students and faculty to access resources on SUVA’s campuses. However, students will not be required to return to campus at any point throughout the summer term.

Sometimes unfortunate situations afford us with unexpected opportunities. Teaching online allows us to fully integrate and open up our SUVA community to build connections between our Tucson and Albuquerque campuses. Our summer classes will be shared between both campuses, allowing students the chance to hear new perspectives from faculty and students outside your immediate circles. We will be sending out contact information for all faculty teaching this summer so you can reach out to any of them for feedback.

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Dates

May 27
Session 1 starts
June 30
Session 1 ends
July 1-7
No classes - summer break
July 8
Session 2 starts
August 11
Session 2 ends

Universal Foundation Classes

Session 1:

A/D115 Concepts through History II

This course aids the students in unifying the information in the foundation courses. Students learn to use the power of their decisions to create meaningful art. This course includes inspiring discussion, research and inquiry.

3 credits

A/D117 Design Solutions II

Students gain exposure to a variety of media as they continue to learn the fundamentals of art/design. Students design through exploration as their work evolves throughout the course.

3 credits
Prerequisite: A/D103

Session 2:

A/D116 Narrative Design

Students learn the value in understanding the links between effective stories and art and design. Students learn how to connect the parts of a story to create a purposeful experience.

3 credits

A/D118 Drawing II

Students continue to learn to see and express the world around them. The students practice eye, mind and hand coordination in order to accurately depict light, form and space to create art and design.

3 credits
Prerequisite: A/D104

A/D119 Power of Why II

This course is a continuation of A/D105 The Power of Why I. This course includes inspiring discussions, research and inquiry relating to the art and design disciplines.

3 credits
Prerequisite: A/D105

Studio Elective / General Education

These courses have been designed to fulfill multiple graduation requirements. Each course can only be counted toward one requirement for each student. Students decide which requirement each course fulfills at the time of registration.

Session 1:

ES327AH Weird Art

What do Medieval townspeople fighting giant snails have in common with infants born as full-grown men? Find out in Weird Art, where we explore the strange and unusual in art history, and create our own weird artworks.

3 credits
This class can fulfill requirements for: Gen Ed (Art History) or Studio Elective

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Carly Zufelt, 100 Strokes
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Carly Zufelt, Celise

ES329AH Surrealism

Knock knock. Who’s there? A surreal artist. A surreal artist who? Ear.

Students learn about the bizarre and exciting world of the Surrealism art movement of the early nineteenth century and explore ways to integrate surrealist methods into their own contemporary artwork.

3 credits
This class can fulfill requirements for: Gen Ed (Art History) or Studio Elective

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Surrealism

ES330AH The Found Object

What transforms an ordinary object into art? From bottle racks and bicycle seats to floating sharks in glass tanks, students learn how artists from history have used everyday objects to challenge the notion of art and artists. Students will also learn to transform the meaning of objects that they encounter in their own lives, by working in college, photomontage, trash art, digital art forms, social media and more.

3 credits
This class can fulfill requirements for: Gen Ed (Art History) or Studio Elective

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Found object

ES332SB Gamers Unite!

We’ve all heard it before, the stereotype of the anti-social gamer, preferring to interact with video game characters, rather than real life human beings. The truth is, recent studies are crushing the myth of the stereotypical gamer disconnected from reality. In this class, students learn how humans employ gaming as a form of connection with other human beings through the use of storytelling and exploration of social/cultural issues. By the end of the class, all students will create their own video game that challenges the stereotypical myth of the isolated gamer.

3 credits
This class can fulfill requirements for: Gen Ed (Social/Behavioral Science) or Studio Elective

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Gamers Unite, WarMUX

ES350 Independent Study

This independent study course provides students an opportunity to explore their own creative vision on a project of their own design. With guidance from their instructor, students develop a semester long project in their chosen area study. Students must obtain approval from their chosen instructor in order to register for this class.

3 credits
This class can fulfill requirements for: Studio Elective

Session 2:

ES328AH Weirder Art

Hungry for more weird art? Get your second helping of the strange side of art in this sequel to the popular first course! Prepare for an even weirder treat, as we explore the strange and unusual in art history, and create our own weird artworks.

3 credits
This class can fulfill requirements for: Gen Ed (Art History) or Studio Elective

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Tyler Otero, Homegrown
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Anna Nitka, Homegrown

ES334GS Steal Like You Mean It: Art and Appropriation

Students learn the concept and practice of art historical appropriation, how to create meaning in their own work through the use of appropriation, and some of the issues involved with cultural appropriation.

3 credits
This class can fulfill requirements for: Gen Ed (Global Studies) or Studio Elective

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Art and appropriation

ES335AH Pop Art

Blur the boundaries between “high” and “low,” art by elevating the aesthetics of advertising, comics and mass media. From movie stars to junk food, students will explore how artists of the past used elements from popular culture to create meaning. Drawing upon popular aesthetics in their own lives, students will make work using a variety of media and techniques that brings Pop Art into the 21st Century.

3 credits
This class can fulfill requirements for: Gen Ed (Art History) or Studio Elective

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Pop art

ES336MS Cryptids and Art

“What is that thing?” Students study the pseudoscience subculture of cryptozoology and research cryptids of different cultures, such as the chupacabra, and explore ways to create art that represents their chosen cryptids.

3 credits
This class can fulfill requirements for: Gen Ed (Math/Science) or Studio Elective

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Cyptids in art

ES337 Everyone’s a Photographer: DIY Photography in the Smartphone Era

The power of photography in your pocket, learn to harness the power of the smartphone to create images that raise the aesthetic bar of the everyday. Students will learn to see the world through the camera lens, to take photographs with meaningful content, and communicate their vision to the world around them without the need for expensive equipment.

3 credits
This class can fulfill requirements for: Studio Elective

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Camden Hardy, Everyone's a photographer
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Everyone's a photographer

ES338MS Beautiful Science: Art as Research

What if artists could help us find the answers to life’s big questions, all the while answering questions of their own? Well, they can, and they do. Learn to approach the process of art making as a form of experimental inquiry in and of itself. In this class, students learn how to create visuals within their disciplines that represent a variety of datasets design experiments that result in unexpected artworks.

3 credits
This class can fulfill requirements for: Gen Ed (Math/Science) or Studio Elective

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Camden Hardy, Beautiful Science
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Beautiful Science

ES350 Independent Study

This independent study course provides students an opportunity to explore their own creative vision on a project of their own design. With guidance from their instructor, students develop a semester long project in their chosen area study. Students must obtain approval from their chosen instructor in order to register for this class.

3 credits
This class can fulfill requirements for: Studio Elective

Minors

Strengthen your degree with a minor in the discipline of your choosing. Like your major, these courses are project-based and give you real-world experience with the field.

Minor I and Minor II are 10 week sessions each with a one week break in between. If you took the first session (Minor I) in a previous year, you can take the second session (Minor II).

AMM101 Advertising and Marketing Minor I

8 credits

Identify customer needs, communicate information to consumers, and market products and services locally and nationally. Students learn the marketing process and how to develop an advertising campaign for a specific client.

AMM201 Advertising and Marketing Minor II

Identify customer needs, communicate information to consumers, and market products and services locally and nationally. Students learn the marketing process and how to develop an advertising campaign for a specific client.

8 credits
Prerequisite: AMM101

GDM101 Graphic Design Minor I

Experience the design process and develop problem-solving skills essential to graphic design. Students learn to create the design and layout of advertisements, brochures, websites and more.

8 credits

GDM201 Graphic Design Minor II

Experience the design process and develop problem-solving skills essential to graphic design. Students learn to create the design and layout of advertisements, brochures, websites and more.

8 credits
Prerequisite: GDM101

ILM101 Illustration Minor I

Create drawings, paintings, and other forms of art to communicate experiences. Students explore various media and techniques including digital applications to present concepts that influence the viewer.

8 credits

ILM201 Illustration Minor II

Create drawings, paintings, and other forms of art to communicate experiences. Students explore various media and techniques including digital applications to present concepts that influence the viewer.

8 credits
Prerequisite: ILM101

PHM101 Photography Minor I

Students learn basic digital photographic techniques while exploring the many ways in which photography has permeated our culture.

8 credits

PHM201 Photography Minor II

Students learn basic digital photographic techniques while exploring the many ways in which photography has permeated our culture.

8 credits
Prerequisite: PHM101

Undergraduate programs

We offer a range of art and design programs at SUVA