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1010 Visual Studies I: Form in 2-D

Visual elements, principles, and factors of organization as they apply to two dimensional design.

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

1020 Visual Studies II: Form in 3-D

Studio experience with visual and tactile components of three dimensional design. Basic problems involving relief, mass, freestanding form, and principles and factors of 3-D organization.

Spring semester. Studio hours 6. Prerequisite: Art 101 or approval of department head. Laboratory/studio course fee will be assessed. (3) Credit Hours.

1040 Visual Studies III: Color/Fundamentals

An introduction to color perception and to the principles of color application on a two-dimensional plane. Basic theoretical systems, harmonic systems, pigment and color mixing, color interaction; historical, psychological and symbolic implications.

Spring semester. Studio hours 6. Prerequisite ART 1010 for the art major or department head approval. Laboratory/studio course fee will be assessed. (3) Credit Hours.

1050 Drawing I

Introduction to drawing and pictorial composition using basic drawing media in black and white. Primary emphasis on line, form, value, texture, space, shape, and one-point and multiple-point perspective.

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

1060 Drawing II

Continuing work in drawing with the introduction of color media in pictorial composition. Primary emphasis on analytical skills, cognitive development, development of critical skills, and the exploration of alternative techniques and media. Study of human anatomy. Drawing from the nude model.

Spring semester. Studio hours 6. Prerequisite: ART 1050 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.

1200 Introduction to Art Education

Examination of a broad range of historical and philosophical issues in art education. Designed to help the student discover values in art education. Lectures, readings, reports, and discussion.

On demand. (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 Drawing III

Figure, landscape, and still life subjects approached from the stand point of their compositional and expressive possibilities. Experimentation with various media. Study of human anatomy. Drawing from the nude model.

Art 2050 fall semester; Art 2060 spring semester. 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 IV

Figure, landscape, and still life subjects approached from the stand point of their compositional and expressive possibilities. Experimentation with various media. Study of human anatomy. Drawing from the nude model.

Art 2050 fall semester; Art 2060 spring semester. 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.

2070 Painting I

Painting of still life, landscape, and abstract compositions in oil emphasizing color relationships and composition as essential means of pictorial expression.

Art 2070 fall semester; Art 2080 spring semester. Painting from the nude model. Prerequisites: ART 1010, ART 1050, ART 1060 or department head approval. Courses are sequential for art majors; Art 2070 is prerequisite to Art 2080. (3) Credit Hours.

2080 Painting II

Painting of still life, landscape, and abstract compositions in oil emphasizing color relationships and composition as essential means of pictorial expression.

Art 2070 fall semester; Art 2080 spring semester. Painting from the nude model. Prerequisites: ART 1010, ART 1050, ART 1060 or department head approval. Courses are sequential for art majors; Art 2070 is prerequisite to Art 2080. (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.

2330 Sculpture I

Emphasis on basic sculpture processes and materials associated with mold making, casting, carving, and fabrication (construction).

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

2440 Ceramics I

Problems in the hand methods of forming clay and use of the potter’s wheel. Study of form, color, and texture with a concern for basic ceramic technology.

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

2600 Visual Literacy for Graphic Design

An introduction to formal and theoretical concepts in graphic design focusing on observation, visual research, critical analysis and the creation of meaning. Introduction to a variety of design related computer hardware and software.

Fall semester. Studio hours 6. Prerequisites: ART 1010, ART 1060 or department head approval. Laboratory/studio course fee will be assessed. (3) Credit Hours.

2710 Typography I

An introduction to typography as a means of visual communication. Emphasis on uniting aesthetics with visual clarity. Applied problems concerning the organization of textual information, with particular emphasis on composition.

Spring semester. Studio hours 6. Prerequisite: ART 2600 or department head approval. Laboratory/studio course fee will be assessed. (3) Credit Hours.

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 III

Figure, still life, and landscape composition in oil, watercolor, acrylic, and mixed media. Problems in analytical study and creative interpretation.

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 IV

Figure, still life, and landscape composition in oil, watercolor, acrylic, and mixed media. Problems in analytical study and creative interpretation.

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

Study and analysis of the human form from the standpoint of its compositional, expressive, and theoretical possibilities. Instruction in media and painting techniques unique to the human figure. Painting from the nude model.

Fall Semester. 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

Work in sculpture with emphasis on development of skills and 3-D media introduced in Sculpture I.

Spring semester. Studio hours 6. Prerequisites: ART 2900, ART 2330 or department head approval. Laboratory/studio course fee will be assessed. (3) Credit Hours.

3370 3-D Studio I

Development and exploration of contemporary concepts and media in 3-D studio areas.

On demand. Studio hours 6. Prerequisites: ART 2900, ART 2330, ART 2440 or department head approval. Courses are sequential; Art 3370 is prerequisite to Art 3380. Laboratory/studio course fee will be assessed. (3) Credit Hours.

3380 3-D Studio II

Development and exploration of contemporary concepts and media in 3-D studio areas.

On demand. Studio hours 6. Prerequisites: ART 2900, ART 2330, ART 2440 or department head approval. Courses are sequential; Art 3370 is prerequisite to Art 3380. Laboratory/studio course fee will be assessed. (3) Credit Hours.

3440 Ceramics II

Development of student’s individual style through use of design elements and technical skill. Kiln use and general laboratory techniques.

On demand. Studio hours 6. Prerequisite: ART 2440 or department head approval. Laboratory/studio course fee will be assessed. (3) Credit Hours.

3450 Ceramic Materials for the Studio

Investigation of ceramic materials and development of clay bodies and glazes for the ceramist. First, introduction to ceramic materials followed by development of clay bodies and glazes for specific studio applications.

On demand. Studio hours 6. Prerequisite: ART 3440 or department head approval. Laboratory/studio course fee will be assessed. (3) Credit Hours.

3610 Processes and Materials for Graphic Design

Investigation of the concept and application of design through commercial formats including print and web media. Organization, craftsmanship, and visual aesthetics are emphasized.

Spring semester. Studio hours 6. Prerequisites: ART 3710 or ART 3800 or department head approval. Corequisite: ART 4690. Laboratory/studio course fee will be assessed. (3) Credit Hours.

3620 Design History

Historic and contemporary design and design issues are examined through presentations, discussions, readings and writings. An emphasis on the relationship between historical design trends and contemporary design practice and ideology.

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

3650 Web Media I

An introduction to the fundamentals of web media for the graphic designer with an emphasis on usability, functionality, and accessibility. The course will focus on the relationship between design and best practices for web standards.

Fall semester. Studio hours 6. Prerequisite: ART 2600 or department head approval. Laboratory/studio course fee will be assessed. (3) Credit Hours.

3710 Typography II

A continued study in theoretical and applied issues of typography, focusing on creative and innovative use of type selection and specification. Typography as visual communication.

Fall semester. Studio hours 6. Prerequisites: ART 2900, ART 2710 or department head approval. Laboratory/studio course fee will be assessed. (3) Credit Hours.

3750 Web Media II

Intermediate/advanced study of web media for the graphic designer with an emphasis on usability, functionality, and accessibility. The course will focus on the relationship between design and user experience and will introduce students to content management and programming for the web.

Spring semester. Studio hours 6. Prerequisite: ART 3650 or department head approval. 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 V

Development of individual style in painting through selected media, conceptual intent, and compositional approaches.

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.

4080 Painting VI

Development of individual style in painting through selected media, conceptual intent, and compositional approaches.

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.

4160 Cultural Identity in Contemporary Art

This course examines the basis of identity in contemporary art. Much of the art of the last half of the twentieth century has explored the politics of identity in challenging several cultural icons. This course will investigate how contemporary artists respond to the challenge of investigating and articulating these concepts.

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

4170 British Art of the 20th Century

This course examines key developments in British art of the 20th century, from the Edwardian era to the Young British Art Movement of the 1990s. The impact of French Post-impressionism, World War I and II, and postmodernist thought will be explored.

On demand. 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.

4200 Seminar in Art Education

Emphasis on contemporary issues in art education.

On demand. (3) Credit Hours.

4370 3-D Studio III

Directed study of student-selected 3-D problems and processes with primary focus on nontraditional forms.

On demand. Studio hours 6. Prerequisite: ART 3380 or department head approval. Courses are sequential; Art 4370 is prerequisite to Art 4380. Laboratory/studio course fee will be assessed. (3) Credit Hours.

4380 3-D Studio IV

Directed study of student-selected 3-D problems and processes with primary focus on nontraditional forms.

On demand. Studio hours 6. Prerequisite: ART 3380 or department head approval. Courses are sequential; Art 4370 is prerequisite to Art 4380. Laboratory/studio course fee will be assessed. (3) Credit Hours.

4390 Advanced 3-D Studio

Directed study of student-selected 3-D problems and processes with emphasis on development of personal aesthetic.

On demand. Studio hours 6. Prerequisite or Corequisite: ART 4370 or department head approval. Laboratory/studio course fee will be assessed. (3) Credit Hours.

4400 Senior Studio in Sculpture

Selected problems in the 3-D area 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. Prerequisite: ART 4390 or department head approval. Laboratory/studio course fee will be assessed. (3) Credit Hours.

4650 Graphic Design Workshop I

Advanced study in graphic design focusing on theoretical and applied problems. Emphasis on formal, intellectual, aesthetic and pragmatic issues.

Fall semester. Studio hours 6. Courses are sequential; Art 4650 is prerequisite to Art 4660. Laboratory/studio course fee will be assessed. (3) Credit Hours.

4660 Graphic Design Workshop II

Advanced study in graphic design focusing on theoretical and applied problems. Emphasis on formal, intellectual, aesthetic and pragmatic issues.

Spring semester. Studio hours 6. Courses are sequential; Art 4650 is prerequisite to Art 4660. Laboratory/studio course fee will be assessed. (3) Credit Hours.

4680 Ceramics Special Topics

Group studies at the upper level using ceramic media. Emphasis on development of advanced technical skills necessary to solving studio problems.

On demand. Studio hours 6. Prerequisite: ART 2900, ART 3440, or department head approval. Laboratory/studio course fee will be assessed. (3) Credit Hours.

4690 Professional Practices in Graphic Design

Design problems specific to the concerns of professional practice. Emphasis on client work, budgeting, planning, presentation and teamwork. Work leading to significant portfolio development.

Spring semester. Studio hours 6. Corequisite: ART 3610. Laboratory/studio course fee will be assessed. (3) Credit Hours.

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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