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Courses in School of Art and Design
Courses in the Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design are listed in the Schedule of Classes under the School of Art & Design.

Descriptions may be found on the A&D web site www.art-design.umich.edu.

Courses for non-majors.

Fall and winter academic terms, A&D offers studio courses designated for non-majors, some on Central Campus, some in the A&D facilities on North Campus. Art Design Perspectives courses are academic courses that count for Humanities or Interdisciplinary LSA credit as indicated below and are open to non-major registration. In addition, all other A&D studio courses are open to non-major registration after the last day of scheduled Wolverine Access registration appointments.

Area Distribution Credit

Humanities (HU)

The following courses have Humanities distribution designation (Credits are counted as LSA courses):

  • ARTDES 150. Art Design Perspectives I: The Creators
  • ARTDES 151. Art Design Perspectives II: Society

Interdisciplinary (ID)

The following course has Interdisciplinary distribution designation (Credits are counted as LSA courses):

  • ARTDES 250. Art Design Perspectives III: Technology and the Environment

Creative Expression (CE)

The following courses have Creative Expression distribution designation (Credits are counted as LSA courses):

  • ARTDES 120. Tools, Materials, and Processes Studio I: Construction
  • ARTDES 121. Tools, Materials, and Processes Studio II: Messages
  • ARTDES 130. Concept Form and Concept Studio I: The Human Being - Being Human
  • UARTS 250.   Creative Process

The following courses have Creative Expression distribution designation (Credits are counted as Non-LSA): 

  • ARTDES 110. Digital Studio I
  • ARTDES 170. Drawing Studio I
  • ARTDES 171. Printmaking for Non-Majors
  • ARTDES 172. Painting for Non-Majors
  • ARTDES 173. Digital Photography for Non-Majors
  • ARTDES 174. Watercolor for Non-Majors
  • ARTDES 175. Life Drawing for Non-Majors
  • ARTDES 176. Graphic Imaging for Non-Majors
  • ARTDES 177. Metals for Non-Majors
  • ARTDES 178. Animation for Non-Majors
  • ARTDES 179. Sculpture for Non-Majors
  • ARTDES 181. Clay for Non-Majors
  • ARTDES 182. Wood for Non-Majors
  • ARTDES 220. Tools, Materials & Processes Studio III: Time
  • ARTDES 230. Concept Form and Context Studio II
  • ARTDES 231. Concept Form and Context Studio III

 


Courses in Art & Design (ARTDES)
Art and Design (ARTDES)

LSA Credit

The following courses count as LSA courses for LSA degree credit.

ARTDES 120. Studio: 3D
(3). (CE). May not be repeated for credit.

ARTDES 121. Tools, Materials, and Processes II
(3). (CE). May not be repeated for credit.

A studio course that introduces tools, materials and processes.

ARTDES 130. Methods of Inquiry
(3). (CE). May not be repeated for credit.

A studio course that stimulates intellectual problem solving and problem making. Focuses on the development and structuring of ideas related to the human being.

ARTDES 150. Art and Design in Context
(3). (HU). May not be repeated for credit.

The first of four courses that introduces students to a broad range of issues and ideas related to the history and critical theory of artmaking. Focuses on the individual.

ARTDES 151. Art-Design Perspectives II
ARTDES 150. (3). (HU). May not be repeated for credit.

ARTDES 250. Art-Design Perspectives III: Tech/Environment
(3). (ID). May not be repeated for credit.

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