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1000 Level Courses

1100. Introduction to Art (1). Introduction to art as an academic pursuit with its diverse elements and opportunities, objectives, resources, careers, and achievements. Required of all art majors prior to admission to upper-level courses. Offered fall semester only. Transfer credit acceptable.

1302. [ARTS 1311] Design I: Introduction (3). Emphasis upon two-dimensional design; includes the fundamentals of line, color, value, texture, shape, space, and compositional arrangement. Students learn to apply verbal skills needed in advanced visual arts. Outside assignments. AP or portfolio waiver possible.

1303. [ARTS 1316] Drawing I: Introduction (3). Investigation of a variety of media, techniques, and subjects. Students develop perceptual, descriptive, and verbal skills with consideration of drawing as a conceptual process as well as an end in itself. Outside assignments. AP or portfolio waiver possible.

1309. [ARTS 1301, 1313, 1413] Art Appreciation (3). Survey of the visual arts of western and nonwestern cultures with emphasis on understanding art through form, content, and cultural context. Nonmajors and art minors only. Fulfills multicultural and core Creative Arts requirement.Back to Top

 

2000 Level Courses

2099. Problems in Art (V1-3). Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Explores a specific area of interest in art. May be repeated for credit with a different topic.

2303. [ARTS 1312] Design II: Introduction (3). Emphasis on the three-dimensional concept of design. Students learn to apply verbal skills needed in advanced visual arts. Outside assignments.

2304. [ARTS 1317] Drawing II: Introduction (3). Prerequisite: ART 1303 (or ARCH 1341). Expansion of Drawing I stressing the expressive and conceptual aspects of drawing including developed descriptive imagery, use of color, abstraction, verbal skills, and the nude human figure as a subject. Outside assignments.

2309. Technology in the Arts (3). Introduces students to the Macintosh environment, digital input and output, scanning and preparing presentations, and related ethical issues. Fulfills core Technology and Applied Science requirement.

2388. Design Process (3). Prerequisites: ART 1302, 1303 (or ARCH 1341). Preparation of application materials for submission to the faculty in consideration of communication design program acceptance.Back to Top

 

3000 Level Courses

3300. Ceramics I: Introduction to Wheel (3). Prerequisites: ART 1303 (or ARCH 1341), 2303, and 2304. Introduction to wheel throwing, glazing and firing. Outside assignments.

3301. Ceramics I: Introduction to Handbuilding (3). Prerequisites: ART 1303 (or ARCH 1341), 2303, and 2304. Introduction to handbuilding techniques, glazing, and firing. Outside assignments.

3308. Printmaking I: Introduction (3). Prerequisites: ART 1302, 1303 (or ARCH 1341), and 2304. Introduction to printmaking with sections designated for waterbase screenprinting, lithography, relief, intaglio, and monotype. Outside assignments in print lab required.

3321. Painting I: Introduction (3). Prerequisites: ART 1302, 1303 (or ARCH 1341), and 2304. Introduction to painting concepts and techniques with designated sections for watermedia or oil. Outside assignments. May be repeated once for credit in different emphasis.

3322. Intermediate Painting (3). Prerequisite: ART 3321 or consent of instructor. Emphasis on the historical progression of painting and varied approaches as well as initiating individual exploration of process and subject matter. Outside assignments.

3323. Drawing III: Life Drawing (3). Prerequisites: ART 1302, 1303 (or ARCH 1341), and 2304. Application of developed representational skills to the study of human anatomical structure and drawing from life. Encouragement toward a more personal approach to descriptive drawing, using the figure as a uniquely meaningful subject. Outside assignments.

3324. Advanced Life Drawing (3). Prerequisite: ART 3323. Development of individualized interpretation of the human figure using a variety of media and approaches with emphasis upon aesthetic and conceptual factors. Outside assignments. May be repeated for credit.

3325. Photographic Arts I (3). Prerequisites: ART 1302, 1303 (or ARCH 1341), and 2304. Introduction to creative black and white photography. Covers traditional and digital camera operation, exposure adjustment, printing, and presentation. Outside assignments.

3326. Intermediate Photographic Arts (3). Prerequisite: ART 3325 or consent of instructor. Intermediate fine arts photography with topics that rotate between color, digital, and black and white darkroom. Outside assignments. May be repeated once for credit with different emphasis.

3328. Printmaking II (3). Prerequisite: ART 3308 or consent of instructor. Advanced printmaking with topics that rotate each semester between in-depth study of printmaking methods of screenprinting, lithography, intaglio, or relief printing or papermaking. Outside assignments in print lab required. May be repeated for credit.

3329. Introduction to Digital Imaging (3). Prerequisites: ART 1302, 1303 (or ARCH 1341), and 2304. Introduction to digital image making for studio artists. Covers the creative use of drawing and photographic imaging software and a variety of input and output devices. Outside assignments.

3329. Introduction to Digital Imaging (3). Prerequisites: ART 1302, 1303 (or ARCH 1341), and 2304. Introduction to digital image making for studio artists. Covers the creative use of drawing and photographic imaging software and a variety of input and output devices. Outside assignments.

3330. Advanced Ceramics: Wheel (3). Prerequisite: ART 3300. Emphasis on developing student’s technical expertise, conceptual skills, and problem-solving ability. Content normally different each time offered. Outside assignments. May be repeated for credit.

3331. Advanced Ceramics: Handbuilding (3). Prerequisite: ART 3301. Develops student’s technical expertise, conceptual skills, and problem-solving ability. Content normally different each time offered. Outside assignments. May be repeated for credit.

3333. Metal and Jewelry Design (3). Prerequisites: ART 1303 (or ARCH 1341), 2303, and 2304 or consent of instructor. Introduction to basic techniques used in metalsmithing and jewelry making. Emphasis on fabrication and design. Outside assignments. May be repeated once for credit.

3334. Advanced Metal and Jewelry Design (3). Prerequisite: ART 3333. Further study of techniques used in metalsmithing and jewelry design. Development of individual direction and exploration of various media. Outside assignments. May be repeated for credit.

3336. Sculpture I: Introduction to Metal Fabrication (3). Prerequisites: ART 1303 (or ARCH 1341), 2303, and 2304. Introduction to sculpture through the study of metal fabrication, including a variety of welding and surface coloration techniques. Forge work and casting. Outside assignments.

3337. Sculpture II: Introduction to Mixed Media (3). Prerequisites: ART 1303 (or ARCH 1341), 2303, and 2304. Introduction to sculpture through the study of mixed media techniques and basic wood construction. Outside assignments.

3338. Advanced Sculpture: Issues in Metal Fabrication (3). Prerequisite: ART 3336. Emphasis on developing student’s technical expertise, conceptual skills, and problem solving ability. Rotating topics include kinetics and the object. Outside assignments. May be repeated for credit.

3339. Advanced Sculpture: Intermedia (3). Prerequisite: ART 3337. Emphasis on developing student’s technical expertise, conceptual skills, and problem solving ability. Rotating topics include installation and video-performance. Outside assignments. May be repeated for credit.

3372. Rethinking Art Education (3). Prerequisite: Sophomore standing. Contemporary content and teaching in the visual arts. Non-majors only.

3381. Typography (3). Prerequisites: ART 3385 and 4359. Theoretical and practical survey of visual typography. Typography fundamentals, historical contexts, visual organization, meaning, and expressive qualities of type as visual form and visible language.

3382. Symbols (3). Prerequisites: ART 3385 and 4359. Exploration of symbols in design communication. Meaning, concept development, process, research, and problem solving are emphasized including appropriateness and responsibility to communicate effectively.

3383. Type and Image (3). Prerequisites: ART 3381, 3382, and 3386. Study of the relationship between visual and verbal language. Exploration of the informative, expressive, and experimental potential to solve complex narratives. Form will be stressed.

3384. Visual Systems (3). Prerequisites: ART 3381, 3382, and 3386. Development of integrated design systems and their systematic application of visual continuity. Emphasis on concept and the relationship between content and form.

3385. Computer Design Methods I (3). Prerequisite: ART 2388. Technical aspects of raster graphics. Stresses use of digital peripherals to capture and construct images, vector drawing, file integration, and digital production.

3386. Computer Design Methods II (3). Prerequisites: ART 3385 and 4359. Technical aspects of page layout, file integration, and digital production will be introduced including digital peripherals as they relate to image capture.Back to Top

 

4000 Level Courses

4099. Advanced Problems in Art (V1-3). Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Explores a specific area of interest in art. May be repeated for credit with a different topic.

4101. Bachelors of Arts in Art Capstone I (1). The first of a required three-part capstone for the B.A. in Art.

4102. Bachelors of Arts in Art Capstone II (1). The second of a required three-part capstone for the B.A. in Art.

4103. Bachelors of Arts in Art Capstone III (1). The third of a required three-part capstone for the B.A. in Art.

4104. Advanced Problems (1). Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Advanced problems in an area of production in which the student has achieved competence. May be repeated for credit.

4304. Independent Study in Art (3). Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Advanced problems in an area of production in which the student has achieved competence. May be repeated for credit.

4320. Experimental Drawing (3). Prerequisites: ART 3324 and consent of instructor (must be drawing emphasis). Complete absorption with drawing as a total concept. Mature, individualistic development of a unique body of work utilizing a variety of media and surfaces. Outside assignments. May be repeated for credit.

4321. Advanced Painting (3). Prerequisite: ART 3322 or consent of instructor. Emphasizes student’s concepts and exploration of subject matter. Students select technical approach with instructor consent. Outside assignments. May be repeated for credit.

4322. Senior Studio: Painting (3). Prerequisite: ART 4321 or consent of instructor. Individual exploration of subject matter and painting media directed toward the creation of a mature and consistent body of work. Outside assignments. May be repeated for credit.

4325. Advanced Photographic Arts (3). Prerequisites: ART 3325 and at least one successful completion of 3326, or consent of instructor. Advanced fine art photography with topics that rotate each semester (e.g., studio still life, alternative cameras, documentary, book arts). Outside assignments. May be repeated for credit up to a maximum of 12 hours.

4326. Senior Studio Photography (3). Prerequisite: Successful completion of two enrollments of 3326 and consent of instructor. Exploration of advanced topics in photography directed toward the creation of a mature body of work. Outside assignments. May be repeated for credit.

4328. Printmaking III (3). Prerequisite: ART 3328 or consent of instructor.  Advanced studies in printmaking process. Course emphasizes student’s individual exploration of subject matter. Mature development of print work utilizing a variety of media and surfaces. Rotating topics in area include experimental and time based media. May be repeated for credit.

4329. Advanced Digital Photo Imaging (3). Prerequisite: ART 3329 or consent of instructor. Examination of advanced digital imaging with emphasis on photographic imagery. Students will explore digital art making and creative problem solving using both photographic and digital input and output. Outside assignments. May be repeated for credit.

4330. Senior Studio: Ceramics (3). Prerequisite: ART 3330 or 3331 or consent of instructor. Mature, individualistic exploration directed toward developing a comprehensive, cohesive body of work for evaluation. Outside assignments. May be repeated for credit.

4334. Senior Studio: Metal and Jewelry Design (3). Prerequisite: ART 3334 or consent of instructor. Mature, individualistic exploration directed toward developing a comprehensive, cohesive body of work for evaluation. Outside assignments. May be repeated for credit.

4335. Senior Seminar for Studio Art Majors (3). Prerequisite: Senior standing. A capstone course. Basic and necessary information that will enable the student to compete in the professional art world and acquaint the student with the requirements for graduate admission and application procedures.(Writing Intensive)

4338. Senior Studio: Sculpture (3). Prerequisite: ART 3337 or 3338 or consent of instructor. Mature, individualistic exploration directed toward developing a comprehensive, cohesive body of work for evaluation. Outside assignments. May be repeated for credit.

4350. Topics in Communication Design (3). Prerequisites: ART 4380 and 4381, or consent of instructor. Explores a specific area of interest in a particular kind of communication design problem. May be repeated for credit.

4354. Illustration (3). Prerequisites: ART 4380 and 4381, or consent of instructor. Exploration of illustration through structured practical application. Image making, concept, style, appropriateness of imagery, and interpretation of narrative will be stressed. May be repeated for credit.

4355. Professional Internship (3). Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Provides on-site internship experience. Placement is student initiated and faculty approved. Student’s progress will be monitored. May be repeated for credit.

4356. Packaging (3). Prerequisites: ART 4380 and 4381. Study and design of three-dimensional form and surface. Stresses problem solving and innovative thinking as they relate to the environment and ecological concerns. May be repeated for credit.

4357. Web Media Design (3). Prerequisites: ART 3381, 3382, and 3386. Fundamentals of web site design and authoring tools applied to information  structure, project workflow, functionality, and interface experience related to the professional field of communication design.

4358. Motion Graphics (3). Prerequisites: ART 4380 and 4381. Explores the interactive effects of time and motion, including visual rhythm, continuity, and relationship between form and content of visual communication. May be repeated for credit.

4359. Design History (3). Prerequisite: Program acceptance. Examination of the evolution of the graphic arts. Discusses design innovators as well as styles and movements. Emphasis on twentieth century. (Writing Intensive)

4380. Publication Design (3). Prerequisites: ART 3383, 3384, and 4357. Sequential design and structural systems dealing with experimentation of type, image, pacing, and form. Emphasizes concept development, research, writing, and presentation skills. Outside assignments.

4381. Public and Social Service Design (3). Prerequisites: ART 3383, 3384, and 4357. Emphasis is placed on the role of the designer in the community, public awareness, and social responsibility. Stresses teamwork, communication, and interpersonal skills.

4382. Portfolio Development (3). Prerequisites: ART 4380 and 4381 and a minimum of two communication design electives. Emphasizes resume development, final portfolio preparation and refinement, business procedures, self-promotion, and interviewing skills. Offered in spring semesters only.Back to Top

 

5000 Level Courses

5100. Advanced Art Unit (1). Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Individual investigation in art. May be repeated for credit.

5102. Teaching Studio Art in Higher Education (1). Required seminar of all studio art teaching assistants. Provides methodology and practical teaching strategies unique to teaching studio art courses.

5105. Organizing Public Forums About Art (1). Graduate students gain preprofessional experience by organizing a series of scholarly public lectures, discussions, and/or events that focus on a single theme associated with art. Each course offering is unique. May be repeated.

5202. Art Seminar Professional Topics (2). Prerequisite: Instructor approval required for all graduate students admitted to the M.F.A. program. Students gain ability and experience in a variety of general skills essential for professional artists. Pass-fail grading.

5304. Advanced Studio: Two-Dimensional (3). Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. The development and execution of advanced two-dimensional studio problems. May be repeated for credit.

5305. Advanced Studio: Three-Dimensional (3). Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. The development and execution of advanced three-dimensional studio problems. May be repeated for credit.

5310. Historical and Critical Perspectives in the Visual Arts (3). Historical and critical overview of the field including introduction to major theories and methodologies; study of particular artists, works, or movements that provide insight into specific creative techniques; basic media and techniques of the field; and interdisciplinary relationships with the other arts.

5314. The Visual Arts in Contemporary Context (3). Contemporary issues in the field: current artistic trends, theory and criticism, organization (e.g., funding, administration), and cultural policy (e.g., education, assessment, multicultural issues, censorship).

5320. Graduate Drawing (3). Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. The development and execution of advanced problems in drawing. May be repeated for credit.

5322. Graduate Painting (3). Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. The development and execution of advanced problems in painting. May be repeated for credit.

5326. Graduate Photography (3). Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Experimental investigation into varied aspects of photography as creative media. May be repeated for credit.

5328. Graduate Printmaking (3). Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. The development and execution of advanced problems in printmaking. May be repeated for credit.

5330. Graduate Ceramics (3). Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. The development and execution of advanced problems in ceramics. May be repeated for credit.

5334. Graduate Metal and Jewelry Design (3). Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. The exploration of personal direction and execution of advanced problems and techniques in metalsmithing and jewelry design. Emphasis will vary. May be repeated for credit.

5338. Graduate Sculpture (3). Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. The development and execution of advanced problems in sculpture. May be repeated for credit.

5340. Transdisciplinary Approaches to Issues in the Arts (3). Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Instructors from two disciplines encourage the production of new knowledge and solutions by approaching a challenging issue or topic in art from multiple critical, theoretical, and historical perspectives. Team-taught course. Each offering is unique. May be repeated with change of topic.

5360. Seminar in Art Education (3). Topics vary per course from faculty research to publication processes, ecology, technology, interpretation, and issues of power, privilege, and ideology. May be repeated for credit.

5361. Critical Pedagogy in the Visual Arts (3). Introduction to curriculum materials and technology to develop awareness of and practice in innovative procedures for teaching visual arts disciplines. Offered online.

5363. Research Methods in the Visual Arts (3). Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. A survey of research methods applicable to the visual arts. May be repeated for credit. Offered online.

5364. Feminist Research Methodologies in Visual Studies (3). Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. This interdisciplinary course focuses on the vision and methods that feminist scholars use to study feminist issues within and across a range of traditional disciplines. (WS 5320)Back to Top

 

6000 Level Courses

6000. Master’s Thesis (V1-6). Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

6001. Master’s Thesis: Professional Project (V1-6). Prerequisites: ART 5363, 9 hours of degree program coursework, and advisor approval. The professional project requires a written proposal, an oral defense of the proposal, a final written report, and an oral defense of the report. May be repeated 3 times for credit up to 6 hours.

6002. Master’s Thesis: Exhibition (V1-6). Prerequisites: ART 5363, 9 hours of degree program coursework, and advisor approval. A written proposal of an artistic problem leading to an exhibition which connects to teaching and culminates in a public lecture during the exhibition opening. May be repeated 3 times for credit up to 6 hours.

6301. Master’s Report (3). Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. May be repeated for credit.Back to Top

 

7000 Level Course

7000. Research (V1-12). Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.Back to Top

 

8000 Level Course

8000. Doctor’s Dissertation (V1-12). Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.Back to Top