Department of Art / Specialized Studies
Specialized studies are a related set of courses intended to supplement a student’s program of studies. The 15 – 18 hours coursework are intended to provide a greater degree of specialization in the chose area. Specialized studies may be related to the student's chose major, but that is not required.
ART2003C Survey of Contemporary Art provides an introduction to the themes and creative processes that propel contemporary art and design. The course studies a wide range of media and methods used by visual artists and designers in creating images, objects, and experiences. This course is offered to all non-art majors and non-degree seeking students.
FSU’s Public Art and Architectural Art Specialized Studies Program is for undergraduate art majors. The program begins Spring 2013. If you are an FSU Art major and you have or will complete your Foundations requirements by the end of Summer 2013, you are eligible to apply.
In order to apply, you must register for
ARH 4933 Contemporary Art for Public Spaces:
This undergraduate survey course will address key conceptual issues as they relate to the function(s) of public art/architectural art. Discussions will include the history, theories and models of public art, contemporary social/cultural issues associated with creating art for the public sphere, relationship to architecture/environment, and analysis of existing public art projects. Applications will be made available Spring 2013 to students enrolled in ARH 4933 Contemporary Art for Public Spaces.
ART4930 Entering the Public Sphere: How to Apply for Public Art Commissions:
This undergraduate course provides information about the process of applying for public art commissions including in-depth information about each component of the application. Students will go through the process of designing a public art project and creating a complete proposal. This course will provide insight into the business side of public art and the experiences of creating a proposal that will elucidate the beginning steps of creating work for the public sphere.