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Graduate Course Descriptions

MALA 5329   (3-3-0)   Color and Composition

Color and Composition is a painting course that explores the potentials of painting in acrylics with emphasis on color, composition, expression, and technique as it relates to poster painting as it has been manifested over the past two centuries. The techniques of the German “plakatstil” or hard-edged “poster style” causes each student to break down the compositional surface of a painting so that eye flow is deliberate. The rule of thirds, balance, and visual hierarchy are also addressed. In addition, the graduate student will complete a research assignment geared around seven chosen artists. This 5000-level course is cross-listed with a 4000-level course and includes specific graduate course requirements which reflect appropriate deeper learning experiences and rigor in the higher-level course.   

  • Offered: Summer.
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • Cross Listed Courses: ART 4327, COMA 4327

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