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1000 Intro to Contemporary Art Practices

This course is an introduction to the foundations of visual and verbal language universal to all artistic disciplines. A focus on critical thinking, writing skills, and close reading are emphasized through hands-on exercises, contemporary art examples, lectures, group discussion, and field trips. Attention paid to introducing the resources available within the University, the department, and the Chattanooga community.

Fall semester. Art Majors only or department head approval. Corequisite: ART 1010 and ART 1050 or department head approval. Laboratory/studio course fee will be assessed. (3) Credit Hours.

1010 Studio Processes

An introduction to the visual elements and principles of design through hands-on exploration, critical reading, written responses, and verbal critique. Special attention paid to developing craftsmanship, an ability to decode images, and an informed point of view.

Fall semester. Studio hours 6. Corequisite: ART 1050 and ART 1000 or department head approval. Laboratory/studio course fee will be assessed. (3) Credit Hours.

1020 Space and Sequence

An introduction to the basic material skills of working in three and four dimensions. Develops basic competencies in producing and using 3D materials, images, sound, and text in order to explore context, duration, and content. Students will gain technical skills through a series of projects emphasizing the manipulation of materials as well as the context of objects and environments in contemporary culture.

Spring semester. Studio hours 6. Corequisite: ART 1060 or department head approval. Laboratory/studio course fee will be assessed. (3) Credit Hours.

1050 Observational Drawing

An introduction to drawing and pictorial composition using basic drawing media in black and white. Primary emphasis on line, form, value, texture, space, shape, perspective, and the figure.

Fall semester. Studio hours 6. Corequisite: ART 1010 and ART 1000 or department head approval. Laboratory/studio course fee will be assessed. (3) Credit Hours.

1060 Expanded Drawing

A focus on the process of making drawings, including ideation and research. Experimentation is highly encouraged and expected as part of the regular class work. Students will examine how drawing connects to multiple categories of artwork including video, performance, sculpture, and design.

Spring semester. Studio hours 6. Prerequisite: ART 1020 or department head approval. Laboratory/studio course fee will be assessed. (3) Credit Hours.

1110 Introduction to Art

Designed to heighten perception, appreciation, and enjoyment of the visual arts of the western world, this course examines selected works representative of a broad range of functions, forms, styles, and artistic intentions from prehistoric to present day. Consideration of the formal elements, design principles, and technical factors of significance in the production of works.

Every semester. For the non-art major. (3) Credit Hours.

1999 Special Projects

Individual or group projects.

On demand. Prerequisite: department head approval. For individual projects, student must submit an Individual Studies/Research Contract to the Records Office at the time of registration. (1-9) Credit Hours.

2050 Figure Drawing

Complex formal, psychological, and theoretical problems related to working from direct observation of a live nude model through the practice of drawing. Students will consider the body as a tool and as a subject, rich with conceptual possibilities that challenge conventional approaches to figure drawing. Readings and discussions will examine topics such as the tradition of the figure, the relationship between the artist and model, the dichotomy of the naked versus the nude, and identity. Introduction to a diverse range of artists will provide a historical framework and emphasize the figure in contemporary art. 

Studio hours 6. Prerequisites: ART 1060 or department head approval. Courses are sequential for art majors; ART 2050 is prerequisite to ART 2060. Art 2060 is not required for the B.S. and B.A. degrees. Laboratory/studio course fee will be assessed. (3) Credit Hours.

2060 Drawing Research and Ideation

An introduction to a variety of drawing media and processes to promote experimentation and support the development of the student’s individual research priorities. Students will generate content through research, writing, planning, and discussion. Readings and lectures will supplement studio problems and offer an expanded view of the medium.

Studio hours 6. Prerequisites: ART 1060 or department head approval. Laboratory/studio course fee will be assessed. (3) Credit Hours.

2070 Painting I

An introduction to the visual language of painting, including its technical, formal, and perceptual features: mark, color, surface, facture, touch, edge, and support. Students will practice the techniques and methods of various periods, with an emphasis on current approaches. Readings, lectures, and discussion will supplement studio problems, establishing an awareness of the context within which a painting is made and viewed today. 

Studio hours 6. Prerequisites: ART 1010, ART 1050, ART 1060 or department head approval. Laboratory/studio course fee will be assessed. Courses are sequential for art majors; Art 2070 is prerequisite to Art 2080. (3) Credit Hours.

2080 Painting II

Building on the foundation of Painting I, students will learn basic construction of painting supports and work with approaches to representation and abstraction. Painting problems will promote experimentation and interpretation as students work to generate personal content and individual research priorities. Lectures, readings, writing, and discussions will supplement studio problems.

Studio hours 6. Prerequisites: ART 2070 or department head approval. Laboratory/studio course fee will be assessed. (3) Credit Hours.

2140 The History of Western Art from Prehistoric Through Medieval

Designed to heighten perception, appreciation, and enjoyment of the visual arts of the western world, this course examines selected works representative of a broad range of functions, forms, styles, and artistic intentions. The visual arts of the Prehistoric, Ancient Near Eastern, Egyptian, Greek, Roman, Early Christian, Byzantine, Romanesque, and Gothic periods will be introduced. The art historical development, formal elements, design principles, and technical factors of significance in the production of works.

Fall semester. Prerequisite: ENGL 1020 or UHON 1020, or department head approval. (3) Credit Hours.

2150 The History of Western Art from the Renaissance to the Present

Designed to heighten perception, appreciation, and enjoyment of the visual arts of the western world, this course examines selected works representative of a broad range of functions, forms, styles, and artistic intentions. The art of the Renaissance, Baroque, Rococo, and Romantic periods, and of the various movements of the modern era in the 19th and 20th Century are the focus of this survey. Consideration of the formal elements, design principles, and technical factors of significance in the production of works of this period. Emphasis will be placed on the relationship of art and society.

Spring semester. Prerequisite: ART 2140 or department head approval. (3) Credit Hours.

2230 Survey of Sculptural Practice

Survey of the development of sculptural practice in relationship to culture. This course includes discussions, readings, presentations, field trips, and writing on topics that range from the historical role of the object to emerging forms of art making.

Spring semester. Studio hours 6. Prerequisite: ART 2140 or department head approval. (3) Credit Hours.

2330 Sculpture I

Introduction to the concepts, techniques, and processes of sculpture in a variety of traditional and nontraditional media.

Fall Semester. Studio hours 6. Prerequisite: ART 1020 or department head approval. Laboratory/studio course fee will be assessed. (3) Credit Hours.

2601 Visual Literacy for Graphic Design

Semiotics as a foundation for the concepts and methodologies central to the practice of graphic design. Emphasis on shaping meaning, image making, and connecting form to concept.

Fall semester. Studio hours 6. Prerequisites: ART 1010, ART 1060 or department head approval. Laboratory/studio course fee will be assessed.

2611 Typography I

Typographic strategies that focus on uniting aesthetics and purposeful communication. Emphasis on developing a variety of typographic strategies including lettering, type design, and designing with text.

Spring semester. Studio hours 6. Prerequisite: ART 2601 or department head approval. Laboratory/studio course fee will be assessed.

2810 Photography I

Introduction to the fundamental technical, aesthetic and theoretical concepts of black and white photography as an expressive medium.

Every semester. Studio hours 6. Prerequisite: ART 1010 or department head approval. Laboratory/studio course fee will be assessed. (3) Credit Hours.

2820 Photography II

Introduction to the fundamental technical, aesthetic and theoretical concepts of color photography and digital imaging as an expressive medium.

Spring semester. Studio hours 6. Prerequisite: ART 2810 or department head approval. Laboratory/studio course fee will be assessed. (3) Credit Hours.

2830 Media Arts I

Introduction to the fundamental technical, aesthetic and theoretical concepts of video and sound as related to the creative potential of the moving image.

Spring Semester. Studio hours 6. Prerequisite: ART 1010 or department head approval. Laboratory/studio course fee will be assessed. (3) Credit Hours.

2840 Survey of Time-based Art

Survey of the origin and development in time-based media art and its relationship to our contemporary culture. Through presentations, discussions, field trips, readings, and writing this class will impart a greater understanding of the history of and contemporary issues in photography, film, video, performance art, installation, sound, web, and electronic art.

Fall semester. This course will not fulfill the upper-division art history requirement. Studio hours 6. Prerequisite: ART 1010 or department head approval. Laboratory/studio course fee will be assessed. (3) Credit Hours.

2900 Portfolio Review

Participation in a portfolio review of individual student work for the sophomore and transfer student. Written and oral presentation required. The review process will be used to evaluate an individual’s studio progress and assist in the identification of an area of concentration.

Spring Semester. Evaluated on a satisfactory/no progress basis. Prerequisites: ART 1010, ART 1020, ART 1050, ART 1060 or department head approval. (0) Credit Hours.

3010 Art Structure

An exploration of the visual arts to enhance critical perception and appreciation of art with experiences in describing, analyzing and comparing various examples. Involves studio experiences in painting, drawing, sculpture, and other media as well as written work in art history and contemporary theory and criticism.

Every semester. For the non-art major. Laboratory/studio course fee will be assessed. (3) Credit Hours.

3070 Painting and Drawing Studio I

The first of a four-semester advanced studio and seminar sequence for students pursuing the BFA in Painting and Drawing. Students work to develop an independent studio practice through self-directed creative research. Group critiques and individual studio visits with the instructor provide a critical framework. Lectures and seminars offer opportunities for group discussion of required readings, research, and relevant historical and contemporary issues in painting.

Art 3070 fall semester; Art 3080 spring semester. Studio hours 6. Prerequisites: ART 2900, ART 2080 or department head approval. Courses are sequential for Art majors; Art 3070 is prerequisite to Art 3080. Laboratory/studio course fee will be assessed. (3) Credit Hours.

3080 Painting and Drawing Studio II

The second of a four-semester advanced studio and seminar sequence for students pursuing the BFA in Painting and Drawing. Students work to develop an independent studio practice through self-directed creative research. Group critiques and individual studio visits with the instructor provide a critical framework. Lectures and seminars offer opportunities for group discussion of required readings, research, and relevant historical and contemporary issues in painting.

Art 3070 fall semester; Art 3080 spring semester. Studio hours 6. Prerequisites: ART 2900, ART 2080 or department head approval. Courses are sequential for Art majors; Art 3070 is prerequisite to Art 3080. Laboratory/studio course fee will be assessed. (3) Credit Hours.

3100 Critical Theory for the Visual Artist

An introduction to critical theory from the perspective of artistic practice. An examination of the origins of contemporary critical discourse, as well as the numerous schools of thought known as postmodernism. The student will acquire a framework for understanding and engaging contemporary art, and will gain an appreciation for the potential of theory to inform artistic research.

Fall semester. Prerequisites: ART 2150 and 2900 or department head approval. (3) Credit Hours.

3120 Figure Painting

Various approaches to representing the human form in painting through work from nude and clothed models, and from personally generated source material. The student’s individual approach and sensibility is encouraged to allow for broad interpretation of painting problems. A range of historical and contemporary artists is introduced with an emphasis on the figure in contemporary painting. Readings, lectures, and discussions will supplement studio problems.

Studio hours 6. Prerequisite: ART 2900, ART 2080 or department head approval. Laboratory/studio course fee will be assessed. (3) Credit Hours.

3140 History of Modern Architecture

American architecture from the late 18th century to the present. Begins with the French “Visionary” architects, proceeds to the British Arts and Crafts Movement, German Expressionism, American Period revivals, and International Style. Also covers Art Nouveau, Art Deco, Frank Lloyd Wright and the Prairie School, progressive architecture in Holland, Italy, and Japan, and advent of Post Modernism. Emphasis on the relationship between architectural and sociopolitical scenes of the modern world.

Fall semester alternate years. Prerequisite: ART 2150 or department head approval. (3) Credit Hours.

3150 History of Modern Painting and Sculpture

A survey of the last 100 years of western painting and sculpture from Post-Impression to Post-Modernism.

Fall semester alternate years. Prerequisite: ART 2150 or department head approval. (3) Credit Hours.

3230 Materials and Procedures in Art Education

Exploratory activities designed to acquaint the prospective teacher of art with a representative range of art materials, art history methodology, and aesthetic criticism appropriate for the elementary and secondary classroom.

On demand. Laboratory/studio course fee will be assessed. (3) Credit Hours.

3240 Materials and Procedures in Art Education

Exploratory activities designed to acquaint the prospective teacher of art with a representative range of art materials, art history methodology, and aesthetic criticism appropriate for the elementary and secondary classroom.

On demand. Laboratory/studio course fee will be assessed. (3) Credit Hours.

3360 Sculpture II

Intermediate study of the concepts, techniques, and processes of contemporary sculpture in a variety of traditional and nontraditional media.

Spring Semester. Studio hours 6. Prerequisite: ART 2330 or department head approval. Laboratory/studio course fee will be assessed. (3) Credit Hours.

3370 Sculpture Studio I

Seminar and studio for the exploration of contemporary concepts and media with an emphasis on developing a strong personal vision and conceptual intent.

Fall semester. Studio hours 6. Prerequisites: ART 2900 and ART 3360. Courses are sequential; Art 3370 is prerequisite to Art 3380. Laboratory/studio course fee will be assessed. (3) Credit Hours.

3380 Sculpture Studio II

Seminar and studio for the exploration of contemporary concepts and media with an emphasis on developing a strong personal vision and conceptual intent.

Spring semester. Studio hours 6. Prerequisites: ART 2900 and ART 3370 or department head approval. Courses are sequential; Art 3370 is prerequisite to Art 3380. Laboratory/studio course fee will be assessed. (3) Credit Hours.

3601 Design History

Survey of historical design practice emphasizing the relationship between designed objects and ideas to the circumstances of their production.

Prerequisites: ART 2140, ART 2600 or department head approval. This course will not fulfill the upper-division art history requirement.

3611 Typography II

Typographic expression, experimental processes, and exploration of the relationship between form, content, and meaning.

Fall semester. Studio hours 6. Prerequisites: ART 2900, ART 2611 or department head approval. Laboratory/studio course fee will be assessed.

3621 Interactive Media

Principles of designing for interactivity including user experience best practices and working with current web standards. Students will build technical skills while considering the cultural impact of digital life.

Fall semester. Studio hours 6. Prerequisite: ART 2900, ART 2601 or department head approval. Laboratory/studio course fee will be assessed.

3631 Processes and Materials for Graphic Design

Graphic design methodology with an emphasis on the integral relationship between process and product. Students will engage a broad range of traditional and experimental methods.

Fall semester. Studio hours 6. Prerequisite: ART 2900, Art 2601 or department head approval. Laboratory/studio course fee will be assessed.

3641 Professional Practices in Graphic Design

Application of graphic design principles focused on human-centered design. Students will emulate a professional design studio, working collaboratively in partnership with a client.

Spring semester. Studio hours 6. Prerequisite: ART 2900, ART 3631. Laboratory/studio course fee will be assessed.

3660 Sculpture III

In-depth study of the concepts, techniques, and processes of sculpture in a variety of nontraditional and expanded media forms.

Fall Semester. Studio hours 6. Prerequisite: ART 3360. Laboratory/studio course fee will be assessed. (3) Credit Hours.

3830 Media Art II

Intermediate study of moving image and sound design with emphasis on developing and communicating a strong personal vision while expanding a working knowledge of the tools and techniques of all stages of production.

Fall Semester. Studio hours 6. Prerequisite: ART 2830 or department head approval. Laboratory/studio course fee will be assessed. (3) Credit Hours.

3840 Photography and Media Art Studio I

Advanced seminar and studio presenting problems in analytical study, creative interpretation and logistics of working with photography and media art.

Fall semester. Studio hours 6. Prerequisites: ART 2810, ART 2820, ART 2830, and ART 2900 or department head approval. Laboratory/studio course fee will be assessed. (3) Credit Hours.

3850 Photography and Media Art Studio II

Advanced seminar and studio presenting problems in analytical study, creative interpretation and logistics of working with photography and media art.

Spring semester. Studio hours 6. Prerequisites: ART 2810, ART 2820, ART 2830, ART 2900, and ART 3840 or department head approval. Laboratory/studio course fee will be assessed. (3) Credit Hours.

4010 Visual Arts Internship

Practical experience in a professional environment to provide individuals with the opportunity to be supervised in art-related agencies. These would include, but not be limited to, advertising and media industries, art museum operation, gallery management, etc.

Every semester. Prerequisites: ART 2900 and department head approval during the preceding semester. (3) Credit Hours.

4050 Drawing V

Individual problems in the application of drawing techniques and styles. Continued exploration of life drawing from the human figure. Drawing from the nude model.

Studio hours 6. Prerequisite: ART 2900, ART 2060 or department head approval. Courses are sequential for Art majors; Art 4050 is prerequisite to Art 4060. Laboratory/studio course fee will be assessed. (3) Credit Hours.

4060 Drawing VI

Individual problems in the application of drawing techniques and styles. Continued exploration of life drawing from the human figure. Drawing from the nude model.

Studio hours 6. Prerequisite: ART 2900, ART 2060 or department head approval. Courses are sequential for Art majors; Art 4050 is prerequisite to Art 4060. Laboratory/studio course fee will be assessed. (3) Credit Hours.

4070 Painting and Drawing Studio III

The third of a four-semester advanced studio and seminar sequence for students pursuing the BFA in Painting and Drawing. Students work to develop an independent studio practice through self-directed creative research. Group critiques and individual studio visits with the instructor provide a critical framework. Lectures and seminars offer opportunities for group discussion of required readings, research, and relevant historical and contemporary issues in painting.

Art 4070 fall semester; Art 4080 spring semester. Studio hours 6. Prerequisites: ART 2900, ART 2080 or department head approval. Courses are sequential for Art majors; Art 4070 is prerequisite to Art 4080. Laboratory/studio course fee will be assessed. (3) Credit Hours.

4080 Painting and Drawing Studio IV

The conclusion of a four-semester advanced studio and seminar sequence for students pursuing the BFA in Painting and Drawing, culminating in the senior thesis exhibition. Students work to develop an independent studio practice through self-directed creative research. Group critiques and individual studio visits with the instructor provide a critical framework. Lectures and seminars offer opportunities for group discussion of required readings, research, and relevant historical and contemporary issues in painting.

Studio hours 6. Prerequisite: ART 3080 or department head approval. Courses are sequential for Art majors; Art 4070 is prerequisite to Art 4080. Laboratory/studio course fee will be assessed. (3) Credit Hours.

4090 Senior Studio in Painting and Drawing

Selected problem in painting or drawing to further the development of a student’s aesthetic, and which culminates in a body of work of exhibition quality.

On demand. Studio hours 6. Corequisite: ART 4080. Laboratory/studio course fee will be assessed. (3) Credit Hours.

4140 Major Trends in American Art

The visual arts of the United States including the arts of the European settlers and the first generation Americans of the Colonial Period, the great portraitists of the Revolution and the 19th century, the 19th century landscapists, the pioneer modernists of the early 20th century, and the regionalists of the 1930’s Culminates with the first American style to achieve international significance, the New York School, and the resultant dominance of American art in the world today.

Spring semester. Prerequisite: ART 2150 or department head approval. (3) Credit Hours.

4190 Art History Special Topics

Advanced study in art history. This course is designated for special art history topics that are not offered on a regular basis.

On demand. Prerequisite: ART 2150 or department head approval. (3) Credit Hours.

4310 Topics in Sculpture I: Site and Context

Development of sculptural works in relation to expanded concepts of site and context including site specificity, relational art, and art in the public sphere.

Fall or Spring Semester. Studio hours 6. Prerequisite: ART 2330 and ART 2900 or department head approval. Laboratory/studio course fee will be assessed. (3) Credit Hours.

4320 Topics in Sculpture II: Performance

Study of the theory and practice of performance, interaction, and participation in relationship to sculpture with a focus on time-based works.

Fall or Spring Semester. Studio hours 6. Prerequisite: ART 2330 and ART 2900 or department head approval. Laboratory/studio course fee will be assessed. (3) Credit Hours.

4330 Topics in Sculpture III: Emerging Practices

Study and practice of socially engaged, cooperative, and emerging art forms with a focus on critical dialog and collaborative learning.

Fall or Spring Semester. Studio hours 6. Prerequisite: ART 2330 and ART 2900 or department head approval. Laboratory/studio course fee will be assessed. (3) Credit Hours.

4370 Sculpture Studio III

Advanced development of individual creative works with a focus on conceptual intent.

Fall semester. Studio hours 6. Prerequisites: ART 2900 and ART 3380. Courses are sequential; Art 4370 is prerequisite to Art 4380. Laboratory/studio course fee will be assessed. (3) Credit Hours.

4380 Sculpture Studio IV

Advanced development of individual creative work with a focus on issues of exhibition and installation.

Spring semester. Studio hours 6. Prerequisites: ART 2900 and ART 4370. Courses are sequential; Art 4370 is prerequisite to Art 4380. Laboratory/studio course fee will be assessed. (3) Credit Hours.

4601 Graphic Design Workshop I

Study of graphic design practice centered on developing individual voice and using design methodology to engage in a broadly defined contemporary discourse. Culminates in a self-directed design project.

Fall semester. Studio hours 6. Prerequisite: Art 3641. Courses are sequential; Art 4601 is prerequisite to Art 4611. Laboratory/studio course fee will be assessed.

4611 Graphic Design Workshop II

ASustained focus on self-directed projects and development of work initiated in Graphic Design Workshop I. Students will also develop portfolios appropriate to their professional goals.

Spring semester. Studio hours 6. Courses are sequential; Art 4601 is prerequisite to Art 4611. Laboratory/studio course fee will be assessed.

4810 Topics in Photography and Media Arts I: Expanded Media Art

Study of new technologies, issues and design philosophy involved in the expansion of time-based media art. Topics include: generative works and interactive environments.

On demand. Studio hours 6. Prerequisites: ART 2840 and ART 2900 or department head approval. Laboratory/studio course fee will be assessed. (3) Credit Hours.

4815 Topics in Photography and Media Arts II: Web and Book

Development of web and book forms as both archives and creative mediums. Topics include: design, production, and distribution.

On demand. Studio hours 6. Prerequisites: ART 2810 and ART 2900 or department head approval. Laboratory/studio course fee will be assessed. (3) Credit Hours.

4830 Topics in Photography and Media Arts III: Interdisciplinary Research

Advanced topics in photo and media art with a cross-disciplinary focus. Topics include: creative social practice and collaborative projects.

On demand. Studio hours 6. Prerequisites: ART 2810 and ART 2900 or department head approval. Laboratory/studio course fee will be assessed. (3) Credit Hours.

4840 Photography and Media Art Studio III

Advanced seminar and studio course designed to support continued production of individual creative photo and media works with a focus on conceptual intent and medium-specific issues in production and installation.

Fall semester. Studio hours 6. Prerequisite: ART 3850 or department head approval. Laboratory/studio course fee will be assessed. (3) Credit Hours.

4850 Photography and Media Art Studio IV

Advanced seminar and studio course designed to support continued production of individual creative photo and media works with a focus on conceptual intent and medium-specific issues in production and installation.

Spring semester. Studio hours 6. Prerequisite: ART 4840 or department head approval. Laboratory/studio course fee will be assessed. (3) Credit Hours.

4900 Art Studio Special Topics

Advanced study in studio art. This course is designated for special studio art topics that are not offered on a regular basis.

On demand. Laboratory/ studio course fee will be assessed. (3) Credit Hours.

4910 Professional Preparation for the Visual Artist

Professional protocol for the studio artist. Students will write analytically about their work and that of others. Grant writing, application processes for graduate school admission. Preparation of professional portfolios, culminating in the Senior Exhibition.

Spring semester. Prerequisite: One course selected from ART 4070 or ART 4390 or ART 4650 or department head approval. (3) Credit Hours.

4995 Departmental Thesis

Every semester. Requires University Honors approval. Department may have additional prerequisite requirements. Student must submit an Individual Studies/Research Contract to the Records Office at the time of registration. (1-3) Credit Hours.

4997 Departmental Research

Every semester. Prerequisite: department head approval. Department may have additional prerequisite requirements. Student must submit an Individual Studies/Research Contract to the Records Office at the time of registration. (1-9) Credit Hours.

4998 Individual Studies

Every semester. Prerequisite: department head approval. Department may have additional prerequisite requirements. Student must submit an Individual Studies/Research Contract to the Records Office at the time of registration. (1-9) Credit Hours.

4999 Group Studies

On demand. Prerequisite: department head approval. Department may have additional prerequisite requirements. (1-9) Credit Hours.

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