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Art (ART)

Art (ART)

100 Introducing Art and Artists
This is primarily a lecture course introducing both historical and contemporary artistic styles, concepts and artists. The language of art, art media, and methods are introduced with an emphasis is on understanding, appreciating and discussing art in its cultural and historical context. Students view projected examples, view movies and discuss imagery and artistic techniques in a lecture/discussion format. This will fulfill a fine art requirement and can be used as an elective for Art majors.   
Three hours, three credits.


101 Two Dimensional Design
Two - Dimensional Design is an introduction to the basic language of art and design on a flat plane. Problems/projects are organizational, conceptual and thought provoking to challenge and introduce the basic elements and principles of art. It is the intent of this studio experience to establish a disciplined, efficient and practical use of art tools and materials. Studio fee required.   
Six hours, three credits.


102 Three Dimensional Design
Three - Dimensional Design is a fundamental introduction to the basic design techniques, methods, and concepts of sculptural work. In this course students will explore formal, functional and conceptual issues that govern three-dimensional work by creating a variety of artworks as assigned. It is the intent of this studio experience to establish a disciplined, efficient, practical and safe use of art tools and materials. Studio fee required.    
Six hours, three credits.


104 Drawing Fundamentals
The Drawing Fundamentals course develops a foundation of understanding of drawing concepts and approaches including shape and form, measure and proportion and form defined by light. Students learn by gaining experience with the physical act of drawing in an attempt to resolve problems of representation and description in fundamental ways. Studio fee required.   
Six hours, three credits.


105 The Color Course
The Color Course is a foundation course emphasizing the hue, value, and saturation of color and the application of that knowledge to the visual arts. This course emphasizes deliberate and clear presentation for maximum effect. This course is open to all curious students and does not rely upon representational drawing skills. Studio fee required.   
Six hours, three credits.


201 Basic Computer Graphics
This is an introduction to the computer as an art-making tool. Included are introductions to computer illustration, graphic design, commercial art, image manipulation and related topics. The course emphasizes creativity, composition, and aesthetic quality. Studio fee required.   
Six hours, three credits.


204 Intermediate Drawing
This course emphasizes and refines the relationship between design and drawing while expanding the possibilities of representational drawing. Emphasis is placed upon individual interpretation of class assignments and developing drawings that exhibits versatility and proficiency in drawing. Studio fee required. Prerequisite: ART 104.   
Six hours, three credits.


206 Introduction to Ceramics
Ceramics is a studio course introducing the fundamentals of clay as an expressive material. It is a beginning studio addressing hand-building techniques including pinch, coil and slab and introduces traditional wheel throwing to expand sensitivity to ceramics material, history, and techniques. This studio experience also introduces glazing and kiln firing applicable to contemporary and sculptural concepts. Studio fee required.    
Six hours, three credits.


209 Illustration
Students are introduced to the descriptive qualities of image-making including drawing, painting and collage to emphasize subject more than form. The aim of an illustration is to elucidate, emphasize, amplify or decorate textual information (such as a narrative or story) by providing a visual representation. Techniques include graphite, colored pencils, collage, acrylic and watercolor. Studio fee required. Prerequisite: ART 101 and 104.   
Six hours, three credits.

212 The Painting Studio
Introducing traditional painting practice through color exercise and still life. The goal of the course is to allow students to develop their aesthetic and technical skills with projects that challenge their level of ability.  There will be specific attention given toward painting materials and the application of techniques to create form in deliberate and creative compositions. Studio fee required. Prerequisite: ART 101 and 104.   
Six hours, three credits.


215 Digital Photography
The course is an introduction to the digital camera utilizing the computer as the darkroom . There will be an emphasis on image control and manipulation using graphic software. A Digital Camera (well beyond a cell phone) along with prior knowledge of computer basics and digital imaging software is required. Studio fee required.   
Six hours, three credits.

217 Black & White Photography
A studio course designed primarily as an introduction to film photography with attention to technical aspects including exposure settings, cameras, film, and darkroom techniques. Special emphasis is placed on photography as an art form. Students must provide a 35 mm camera, with a manually adjustable shutter and aperture, and other required supplies. Studio fee required.   
Six hours, three credits.


220 Introduction to Museum Studies
(see HIS 220)   
Three hours, three credits.


232 Web Design X
Students engage in a studio experience focused on planning and producing visually driven Internet content or websites. Emphasis is placed on the creative use of Internet, Intranet, and World Wide Web systems. Prerequisite: ART 201.
Six hours, three credits.

304 Advanced Drawing
Emphasis will be placed upon individual interpretation of class assignments with studio practice at a more advanced level. Students are challenged to expand their personal abilities and learn more advanced drawing techniques as standards and expectations are at a higher level than ART 204.  Studio fee required. Prerequisite: ART 204.
Six hours, three credits.

306 Intermediate Ceramics
This studio course is an in-depth introduction of three-dimensional form and sculptural concepts, using ceramic materials.  Students develop a more advanced commitment to clay and contemporary practitioners and artists while reflecting upon the history and techniques of the medium.  Students expand their sensitivity to ceramics material, history, and glazing techniques. Studio fee required. Prerequisite: Art 206.
Six hours, three credits.

311 Drawing Heads, Hands & Feet
This drawing course introduces a foundation of understanding of drawing portraits and specific anatomical details. This will include drawing from casts of the head and the skeleton as well as live models. Topics include the basic proportions of the head, hands and feet, techniques of description and rendering textures in portraiture. Studio fee required. Prerequisite: ART 104.
Six hours, three credits.

312 Intermediate Painting
The course is to allow students to develop their conceptual foundation of content and meaning in their art while being challenged to develop their aesthetic and technical skills with projects at their level of ability. Emphasis is placed upon individual interpretation of class painting assignments at the intermediate level. Studio fee required. Prerequisite: ART 212.
Six hours, three credits.

317 Intermediate Photography
Designed for photographers who wish to expand their knowledge of black and white processing and printing. Students develop conceptual approaches to image-making, cultivate an understanding of the relationship of photography to culture and learn to speak critically of their own and others work. Students participate in critical and theoretical reading, study of significant historic and contemporary photographers, lectures and discussions in a seminar setting. Students must provide a personal 35mm camera, film and photosensitive paper. Studio fee required. Prerequisite: ART 217.
Six hours, three credits.

318 Introduction to Sculpture
This studio course is an in-depth introduction of three-dimensional form and sculptural concepts. Students are exposed to various related materials, techniques, and processes including the development of concepts with critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Studio fee required. Prerequisite: ART 102.
Six hours, three credits.

320 Ancient Through Medieval Art in History
This is an art history survey of western art including periods of Pre-historic/ancient time, Classical Greek and Roman through Gothic Art. This course will place specific emphasis on the major developments in artistic creation while acknowledging the political, social, and cultural trends that influenced the art of those times.
Three hours, three credits.

321 Renaissance to Impressionist Art in History
Students study art history from the pre-Renaissance through the late nineteenth century with particular emphasis on the major artists representing artistic movements and styles influenced by the political, social, and cultural trends of each era.
Three hours, three credits.

322 Graphic Design: Print Media
A studio course involving the study and practice of conceptual and technical approaches to graphic design for print reproduction. Emphasis is placed on the use of type, spot color, line art, and continuous tone images in the preparation of digital designs, layouts, and comprehensive mechanicals. Studio fee required. Prerequisite: ART 201.
Six hours, three credits.

324 Art for Children
A course for any student interested in children’s art. Students explore and experiment with various art materials and techniques that are appropriate for different age levels. Students study the developmental stages of children and their aesthetic awareness and artistic growth. The elements and principles of art are introduced. Students become acquainted with studio management including a practical knowledge of supplies and equipment. This course is especially recommended for students majoring in Art, Psychology, Recreation Leadership, Physical Education, Liberal Arts, or minoring in Teacher Education.  Prerequisite: ART 100.
Four hours, three credits.

325 Modern Art and the Twentieth Century
This course is a survey of the major art movements of modernist and avant-garde painting and sculpture from the mid-nineteenth through the twentieth century. There will be particular emphasis on the major artists representing artistic movements and styles influenced by the political, social, and cultural trends of each decade.
Three hours, three credits.

328 Intermediate Sculpture
Students produce more advanced sculptural work with an emphasis on creative expression, critical analysis and discourse. This includes an introduction to public and community based art encouraging and developing individual directions through a variety of sculptural media. Studio fee required. Prerequisite: ART 318.
Six hours, three credits.

332 Graphic Design: Typography & Logo Systems
This course offers intensive explorations of digital tools, typography, editorial structure, design, ideograms and image-making necessary for professional creative work. More advanced usage of software applications including Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign are the tools of this course. Studio fee required. Prerequisite: ART 201.
Six hours, three credits.

406 Advanced Ceramics
Studio practice in forming, firing and glazing sculptural ceramics and pottery. Individual instruction is emphasized and individual interpretations are encouraged. Prerequisite: Art 306.
Six hours, three credits.

412 Advanced Painting
The goal of the course is to challenge students to develop their paintings at an advanced level. Greater expectations and self-discipline are requirements as students develop their aesthetic, technical and conceptual ability. Emphasis is placed upon individual interpretations of painting concepts at the advanced level. Studio fee required. Prerequisite: ART 312.
Six hours, three credits.

423 Advanced Sculpture
Advanced sculptural work is expected with an emphasis on personal creative expression, critical analysis and discourse. Particular emphasis is placed upon developing an individual direction through a variety of sculptural media. Studio fee required. Prerequisite: ART 328.
Six hours, three credits.

450 Directed Study in Advanced Studio Problems
A course to provide students with the opportunity to explore individually assigned research concentrating on personal development in a selected studio area. Prerequisites include completion of appropriate lower-level courses and permission of instructor.
Six hours, three credits.

497 The Senior Studio
All senior art majors are required to present an exhibition of their work during their senior year. The Senior Studio challenges the art major to demonstrate their personal creative development and professional artistic competence in the production of a body of work developed in coursework over their college experience. The experience includes developing an individualized theme, with personal commitment, as well as a researched written thesis. Studio fee required. Prerequisite: Completion of appropriate lower-level courses and permission of the instructor.
Six hours, three credits.

498 The Senior Exhibition
All senior art majors will be required to produce a body of artworks representing advanced studio practice with commitment toward creative growth and development. Up to one third of the work presented may represent studio accomplishments during the sophomore and junior years of study. The remainder of work is in the Senior Studio over the course of the senior year. Students may submit as many works as they desire; however, the jury of art faculty are the final arbiters of the range and content of the exhibition. Senior art students are required to promote and publicize their own exhibit, be involved in the design of a show-card, and present their art professionally for exhibition. Studio fee required. Prerequisite: ART 497.
Six hours, three credits.

499 Internship
The internship in art offers opportunities for practical experiences in an off-campus art-related work situation or service activity. Students are carefully supervised in internships designed to provide pre-professional experience in areas related to academic coursework and career choice of the individual intern. To qualify for internships, students must meet specific departmental guidelines and requirements outlined in the Internship Handbook.
240 hours, three credits.