This multi thematic seminar explores topics central to the decorative arts and to connoisseurship. Specialized subjects will be studied in depth, beyond the scope of the bachelor’s degree. Subjects include antiques, silver appraisal and glass. The art of collecting fine art through consultants will include contemporary living artists and traditional artists. Study also will include California arts such as tile, pottery and painting, American regional art and Mexican art. Guest speakers will include antique and art appraisers, consultants from the Getty Collection and fine art consultants. Field trips will be taken to the Getty Collection in Malibu, Getty Museum in Los Angeles and the Los Angeles County Museum where students will receive lectures by faculty. Course will include lecture, field trips and workshops.