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ART-100: Art Foundations I: 2D Visual Thinking (3 hours)

Elements and principles of two-dimensional design. Emphasis on solutions to practical and aesthetic composition problems of visual communication. Lecture, critique, and supervised studio practice with a variety of media. Fall only.



ART-150: Art Practices I: Health, Safety and Sustainability (1 hour)

An introduction to health, safety and sustainability issues for the visual artist. Required in first semester of study as art major.



ART-155: Printmaking and Paper Arts (3 hours)

Lectures and studio experiences dealing with the techniques of printmaking and the paper arts such as: etching/intaglio, solar etching, reductive woodcuts, papermaking and bookmaking. Fall only.



ART-178: Introduction to the Visual Arts (3 hours)

Principles of art from a non-chronological, multicultural perspective. Emphasis on differing roles the artist plays in diverse societies, on parallels across the arts, and on the analysis of art objects as items of material culture.



ART-188: The Designed World (3 hours)

Design of art objects as related to problem solving processes and creative thinking. Art ideas, techniques, and media through studio experiences. Media will vary. For Non-Art Majors.



ART-200: Art Foundations II: 3D Visual Thinking (3 hours)

Elements and principles of three-dimensional design. Emphasis on form, combinations of materials, and apt solutions to both fine and applied visual design problems. Lecture, critique, and supervised studio practice. Prerequisite: ART 100 Art Foundations I: 2D Visual Thinking. Spring only.



ART-205: Commercial Art I (3 hours)

Introduction to layout and design exploring illustration as a means of communicating ideas. Emphasis on the variety of stages required to produce artwork viable for the professional market place. Various traditional and nontraditional materials and techniques. Prerequisites: ART 100 Art Foundations I: 2D Visual Thinking and ART 236 Drawing II (or concurrent enrollment).



ART-217: Crafts I (3 hours)

An exploration of various materials such as metals, fibers, paper and dyes, with studies of their use in contemporary crafts and their relationship to the fine arts. Emphasis on design and experimental approaches.



ART-220: Art of Photography I (3 hours)

Introduction to photographic foundations covering theory, history, and practice. Studio course concerned with visual phenomena and the communication of ideas using the exploration of basic tools, techniques and aesthetics of photography. Course emphasis is placed on the creative use of traditional and digital camera controls, exposure, and digital imaging software.



ART-222: Jewelry Design I (3 hours)

Basic processes and design problems in jewelry and metalsmithing: forging, constructing and other techniques.



ART-233: Drawing I (3 hours)

Studio experiences in processes, media, and techniques used in the art of drawing. Gesture, shape, value, line, color, composition, and spatial illusion are explored as a means toward developing skill and individual expression.



ART-236: Drawing II (3 hours)

Continued study of process, media, and technique toward drawing skill and expression. Spatial illusion and perspective systems will be stressed. Prerequisite: ART 233 Drawing I.



ART-244: Ceramics I (3 hours)

Concepts, methods, techniques and studio experiences in hand building and throwing ceramic forms on the potter's wheel. Introduction to sculptural and functional uses of clay. Includes lectures on clay, glazes, loading and firing kilns.



ART-250: Art Foundations III: Color Theory and Application (3 hours)

Continued study of fine and applied design concepts. Lectures, research, and studio problems related to major theories with emphasis on color systems. Prerequisites: ART 100 Art Foundations I: 2D Visual Thinking and ART 233 Drawing I. Fall only.



ART-266: Sculpture I (3 hours)

The elements of sculpture, including various media, methods, techniques, processes, composition, and evaluation. Spring only.



ART-277: Painting I (3 hours)

Studio experiences and explorations of painting mediums, processes, and techniques.



ART-288: Western Art History I (3 hours)

The history of Western art from Paleolithic times through the late Gothic. Contributions of various cultures to Western civilization. Emphasis on social context and parallels between visuals arts, music, literature, and the history of ideas. Writing to learn course. Fall only.



ART-289: Western Art History II (3 hours)

The history of Western art from the Italian Renaissance through the present day. Emphasis on social context and parallels between visual arts, music, literature, and the history of ideas. Writing to learn course. Spring only.



ART-305: Commercial Art II (3 hours)

Introduction to different avenues of commercial art. Emphasis on creative imagery showing a variety of visual ideas that satisfy professional objectives, idea development, originality, aesthetics and technical proficiency. Prerequisites: ART 205 Commercial Art I and ART 250 Art Foundations III: Color Theory and Application. May be taken for honors.



ART-311: Art Education (3 hours)

Introductory survey of concepts and theories relevant to understanding visual art.



ART-320: Art of Photography II (3 hours)

Theory, history and practice of photography relate to the contemporary artist. Emphasis is placed on understanding the physical aesthetic principles of light through the use of artificial lighting, darkroom practices and extending students exploration of the use of the photographic medium for personal expression. May be taken for honors.



ART-322: Jewelry Design II (3 hours)

A continued exploration of jewelry design, techniques and processes. Further study of historical and contemporary jewelry concepts and their relationship to society. May be taken for honors. Prerequisite: ART 222 Jewelry Design I.



ART-325: Art Practices II: Presentation of Artist Works (1 hour)

An introduction to the fundamental skills necessary to professionally present an artistic body of work in an exhibition format. Prerequisite: ART 150 Art Practices I: Health, Safety and Sustainability.



ART-333: Drawing III (3 hours)

In depth exploration of drawing media, form, and content. Visual problems emphasizing unique and expressive solutions. Prerequisite: ART 236 Drawing II. May be taken for honors. May be repeated for a maximum of six hours.



ART-344: Ceramics II (3 hours)

Continued exploration of clay materials and processes. More complex problems with hand built and thrown forms. Prerequisite: ART 244 Ceramics I. May be taken for honors.



ART-350: Art Practices III: Studio Critique I (Sophomore Level) (1 hour)

Introductory seminar/critique course that assists students in developing a personal artistic direction while receiving guidance and criticism from multiple viewpoints and contexts. Prerequisite: ART 325 Art Practices II: Presentation of Artist Works.



ART-355: Printmaking II (3 hours)

Lectures and studio experiences in print-making. May be taken for honors.



ART-377: Painting II (3 hours)

Studio experience in painting with emphasis on color and compositional problems. Use of various painting media. Prerequisites: ART 277 Painting I. May be taken for honors.



ART-379: Art Education: Elementary (3 hours)

Examination of the fundamental theories, practices, and purposes of art education in pre-kindergarten and elementary education. Studies to understand art education methods, to develop awareness of the creative process and to design appropriate curriculum for PK-8 students. May be taken for honors. Fall only.



ART-401: Independent Studies (____) (1-3 hour)

Directed readings and/or special investigations as determined in conference between student and faculty member. Project proposal must be submitted within three weeks after beginning of semester. May be repeated. Permission of department chairperson is required.



ART-405: Electronic Art Studio I (3 hours)

Advanced drawing, design, and layout for visual professions. Emphasis on original aesthetic imagery and ideas. Use of both traditional and various electronic digital media. Prerequisites: ART 305 Commercial Art II. May be taken for honors.



ART-406: Electronic Art Studio II (3 hours)

Continued study of the skills presented in ART 405 Electronic Art Studio I. Prerequisite: ART 405 Electronic Art Studio I. May be taken for honors.



ART-412: Senior Art Seminar (3 hours)

Professional business practices for the visual artist. Strategies for interviewing, portfolio preparation and advanced development of personal imagery in preparation for Senior Exhibit. Emphasis on fine and commercial art professions. Prerequisite: Successful completion of 55 credit hours of art coursework. Permission of instructor required.



ART-420: Art of Photography III (3 hours)

Concentration on development of personal imagery. Exploration of various techniques to improve photographic technical skill and content. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 hours. May be taken for honors.



ART-422: Jewelry Design III (3 hours)

Design and creation of contemporary jewelry. Emphasis on individual expressivity. Prerequisites: ART 322 Jewelry Design II. May be taken for honors.



ART-423: Jewelry Design IV (3 hours)

Continued development of skills in jewelry. Prerequisite: ART 422 Jewelry III. May be taken for honors.



ART-433: Life Drawing (3 hours)

Studio experiences in life drawing processes and techniques. Gesture, proportion, foreshortening, diagramming, and anatomy. May be taken for honors. Spring only. May be repeated for a maximum of six hours.



ART-434: Life Drawing II (3 hours)

Continuation of material covered in ART 433 Life Drawing. Prerequisite: ART 433 Life Drawing.



ART-441: Art Education: Theory and Practice (3 hours)

An overview of the historical and philosophical approaches to art education, including a comprehensive study of current pedagogical theories, research and contemporary issues related to teaching art in PK-12. For art education majors only. Prerequisite: ART 379 Art Education: Elementary. Spring only.



ART-444: Ceramics III (3 hours)

Design and construction of functional and sculptural clay forms. Emphasis on individual expressivity. Prerequisite: ART 344 Ceramics II. May be taken for honors.



ART-445: Ceramics IV (3 hours)

Continued development of skills in ceramics. Prerequisite: ART 444 Ceramics III. May be taken for honors.



ART-450: Art Practices IV: Portfolio Creation (1 hour)

An introduction to the fundamental skills necessary to professionally present an artistic body of work focusing on research, evaluation and writing. Prerequisite: ART 350 Art Practices III: Studio Critique I (Sophomore Level).



ART-470: Topics in Art (____) (1-3 hour)

Intensive study of selected topics in art. A specific subtitle will be listed in the schedule of classes. May be repeated when topic is different. Lecture and/or studio-group study only.



ART-477: Painting III (3 hours)

Studio experience directed toward giving greater scope to compositional problems and the development of a personal imagery. Earlier achievements are reconsidered with the exception that advanced painting problems will be based on new experiences. Improved technical skills are balanced with increased freedom of expression. Prerequisite: ART 377 Painting II. May be taken for honors.



ART-478: Painting IV (3 hours)

Continued development of skills in painting with an emphasis on personal expression and growth. Prerequisite: ART 477 Painting III. May be taken for honors.



ART-479: Art Education: Secondary (3 hours)

Examination of the fundamental theories, practices, and purposes of art education in secondary schools. Development of curriculum, discipline plans, safety policies, classroom design and management, with accompanying field observations and research. Preparation for employment, including teaching portfolio development, job search and interview techniques. To be taken before the professional semester. Prerequisites: ART 379 Art Education: Elementary (with a grade of B or better), Admission to Teacher Education and PSYCH 357 Educational Psychology. Fall only.



ART-490: Senior Exhibit (1 hour)

Materials, techniques and procedures in presenting student's senior exhibit. Framing, matting, hanging and lighting, poster, brochures and other means of advertisement student's senior exhibit. For art majors only. Prerequisite: Senior standing. Permission of instructor required.



ART-505: Commercial Art III (3 hours)

Advanced development of technique, style and personal resolutions of illustration problems. The business of researching, packaging and pinpointing potential markets and the development of a body of work for that market. Prerequisites: ART 405 Electronic Art Studio I. May be taken for honors.



ART-522: Jewelry Design V (3 hours)

Advanced problems. Work for competition encouraged. Prerequisite: ART 423 Jewelry Design IV. May be taken for honors.



ART-523: Jewelry Design VI (3 hours)

Continued development of jewelry skills in a studio setting. Prerequisite: ART 522 Jewelry Design V. May be taken for honors.



ART-544: Ceramics V (3 hours)

Advanced study in the design and construction of functional and sculptural forms in clay. Students will be encouraged to develop their own concepts. Includes study of the practical and theoretical aspects of clay, glazes, and firing of kilns. Prerequisite: ART 445 Ceramics IV. May be taken for honors.



ART-545: Ceramics VI (3 hours)

Continued development of skills in ceramics in a studio setting. Prerequisite: ART 544 Ceramics V. May be taken for honors.



ART-550: Art Practices V: Studio Critique II (Junior Level) (1 hour)

Intermediate seminar/critique course that assists students in developing a sustained body of work while receiving guidance and criticism from multiple viewpoints and contexts. Prerequisite: ART 450 Art Practices IV: Portfolio Creation.



ART-577: Painting V (3 hours)

Students undertake independently selected painting problems that assist them in approaching maturity. Prerequisite: ART 478 Painting IV. May be taken for honors.



ART-578: Painting VI (3 hours)

Continued development of painting skills in a studio environment. Prerequisite: ART 577 Painting V. May be taken for honors.



ART-579: Supervised Student Teaching and Follow-Up of Teachers (2 hours)

Departmental representatives will visit each student teacher during the professional semester. Additionally, departmental representatives will follow-up with each area student during the first year of teaching with assistance and support. Concurrent enrollment in the professional semester is required. Offered on a Pass-Fail basis only.



ART-605: Commercial Art IV (3 hours)

This course offers advanced commercial art students an opportunity to continue building their portfolio, while learning art practices specific to commercial art area. Students echo the professional marketplace, and are encouraged to have an active role in establishing a publication history. Prerequisites: ART 505 Commercial Art III and ART 405 Electronic Art Studio (or concurrent enrollment). May be taken for honors.



ART-622: Jewelry Design VII (3 hours)

Studio experience in jewelry design. Prerequisite: ART 523 Jewelry Design VI. May be taken for honors.



ART-623: Jewelry Design VIII (3 hours)

Continued development of jewelry skills in a studio setting. Prerequisite: ART 622 Jewelry Design VII. May be taken for honors.



ART-644: Ceramics VII (3 hours)

Studio experience in ceramics. Prerequisite: ART 545 Ceramics VI. May be taken for honors.



ART-645: Ceramics VIII (3 hours)

Continued development of skills in ceramics in a studio setting. Prerequisite: ART 644 Ceramics VII. May be taken for honors.



ART-650: Art Practices VI: Studio Critique III (Senior Level) (1 hour)

Capstone seminar/critique course that assists students in developing a sustained body of work while receiving guidance and criticism from multiple viewpoints and context in preparation for a career in studio art. Prerequisite: ART 550 Art Practices V: Studio Critique II (Junior Level).



ART-677: Painting VII (3 hours)

Studio experience in painting. Prerequisite: ART 578 Painting VI. May be taken for honors.



ART-679: Painting VIII (3 hours)

Continued development of painting skills in a studio setting. Prerequisite: ART 677 Painting VII. May be taken for honors.



ART-688: History of Modern Art (3 hours)

European and American art from 1890 through post-WWII abstraction. Emphasis will be placed on the relationships between artistic production and the social fabric of the period, torn by wars, revolution, totalitarianism and worldwide depression, followed by the triumph of consumer society in the coldwar era. May be taken for honors. Fall only.



ART-689: Contemporary Issues in Art (3 hours)

International art from 1960 to the present, with an emphasis on recent critical and theoretical issues in Post-Modern art and architecture. May be taken for honors. Spring only.



ART-701: Independent Studies (___) (1-3 hour)

Directed readings and/or special investigations as determined in conference between student and faculty member. Project proposal must be submitted within three weeks after beginning of semester. May be repeated. Permission of department chairperson is required.



ART-717: Crafts (3 hours)

Craft problems and assignments to be determined through discussion between instructor and student. May be repeated. May be taken for honors.



ART-720: Photography (3 hours)

A studio course concerned with the processes and techniques of photography as they apply to the artist and art teacher. May be taken for honors.



ART-722: Jewelry Design (3 hours)

Studio experience in jewelry design and metalsmithing. May be repeated for a total of 9 hours. May be taken for honors.



ART-733: Drawing (3 hours)

Studies, problems, or exercises in drawing. Prerequisites: ART 333 Drawing III and ART 433 Life Drawing. May be repeated for a total of 9 hours. May be taken for honors.



ART-744: Ceramics (3 hours)

Studio experience in ceramics. May be repeated for a total of 9 hours. May be taken for honors.



ART-755: Printmaking (3 hours)

Studio experience in printmaking. May be repeated for a total of 9 hours. May be taken for honors.



ART-766: Sculpture (3 hours)

Studio experience in sculpture. May be repeated for a total of 9 hours. May be taken for honors.



ART-770: Topics in Art (____) (1-3 hour)

Intensive study of selected topics in art. A specific subtitle will be listed in the schedule of classes. May be repeated when topic is different. Lecture and/or studio-group study only.



ART-777: Painting (3 hours)

Studio experience in painting. May be repeated for a total of 9 hours. May be taken for honors.



ART-801: Independent Studies (___) (1-3 hour)

Directed readings and/or special investigations as determined in conference between student and faculty member. Project proposal must be submitted within three weeks after beginning of semester. May be repeated. Permission of department chairperson is required.



ART-817: Crafts (3 hours)

Advanced experimental mixed media craft problems and assignments to be determined through discussion between instructor and student. Emphasis placed on study of historical and cultural influences of craft forms. May be repeated.



ART-820: Photography (3 hours)

Photographic problems and assignments of a mature nature to be determined through discussion between instructor and student. Camera required. May be repeated.



ART-821: Readings in Art Education (3 hours)

Directed readings and explorations over histories, philosophies, and current trends of art education. Permission of instructor required. Prerequisite: Admission into Department of Art graduate program. Spring only.



ART-822: Jewelry Design (3 hours)

Studio experience in jewelry design and metalsmithing. May be repeated for a total of 12 hours.



ART-833: Life Drawing (3 hours)

Studio experiences in life drawing. May be repeated.



ART-844: Ceramics (3 hours)

Studio experience in ceramics. May be repeated for a total of 12 hours.



ART-855: Printmaking (3 hours)

Studio experience in printmaking. May be repeated for a total of 9 hours.



ART-866: Sculpture (3 hours)

Studio experience in sculpture. May be repeated for a total of 12 hours.



ART-870: Topics in Art (____) (1-3 hour)

Intensive study of selected topics in art. A specific subtitle will be listed in the schedule of classes. May be repeated when topic is different. Lecture and/or studio-group study only.



ART-877: Painting (3 hours)

Studio experience in painting. May be repeated for a total of 12 hours.



ART-879: Art Education Theories and Practices (3 hours)

Investigation and application of current philosophies, trends, and methods in public art education. Permission of instructor required. Prerequisite: Admitted to Department of Art graduate program. Fall only.



ART-881: Research Seminar: Professional Practices I (1 hour)

Visual presentation of artwork, including documentation. Oral presentations and critiques of artwork in both formal and informal settings. Studio visits. Prerequisite: Admission to the Department of Art graduate program.



ART-882: Research Seminar: Professional Practices II (1 hour)

Professional business applications for the visual artist. Topics include: record keeping, advertisement, career paths, grant writing and others. Prerequisite: Admission to the Department of Art graduate program.



ART-892: Graduate Exhibit (1 hour)

Organization and presentation of a culminating body of artwork developed during graduate study. Must be taken concurrently with ART 896 Advanced Research Seminar in Art during last semester of graduate study. Permission of instructor required.



ART-893: Introductory Research Seminar in Art (1 hour)

Directed introduction to theories and research in contemporary studio art. Prerequisite: Admission to Department of Art graduate program.



ART-894: Research Seminar: Modern Art (3 hours)

Reading and research centering on a specific movement or topic with modern art. Prerequisite: Admitted to Department of Art graduate program.



ART-895: Research Seminar: Contemporary Art (3 hours)

Reading and research centering on a specific movement or topic in recent art. Prerequisite: Admitted to Department of Art graduate program.



ART-896: Advanced Research Seminar in Art (1 hour)

Intensive investigation into personal theory and direction in studio art. Must be taken concurrently with ART 892 Graduate Exhibit during last semester of graduate study.


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