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ART, STUDIO (ART)

Associate Professor William T. Dooley, Chairperson
Office: 103 Garland Hall

FOUNDATIONS COURSES

ART 110 Drawing I. Three hours.

Basic studio course concerned with comprehension of visual concepts and development of skills through exposure to drawing media.

ART 130 Design I. Three hours.

Introductory course that explores two-dimensional concepts in a variety of processes and media.

ART 131 Design II. Three hours.

Introductory course that explores three-dimensional concepts in a variety of processes and media.

ART 210 Drawing II. Three hours.

Prerequisite: ART 110.

Continuation of Drawing I with emphasis on creative development of visual ideas using traditional and experimental techniques and media.

ART 302 Color Theory. Three hours.

Prerequisite: ART 130 is recommended.

Course focuses on both analytical and intuitive understanding and application of color.

ART 310 Figure Drawing. Three hours.

Prerequisites: ART 110 and ART 130.

Individual exploration of figurative forms in a variety of drawing media and processes.

ART 311 Figurative Modeling. Three hours.

Prerequisites: Six credit hours from courses at the Studio Foundation Level.

Course offers students a chance to explore figurative ceramic modeling and sculpting as it relates to representing a likeness.

INTRODUCTORY STUDIO COURSES

ART 208 Special Projects. Three hours.

Topics not taught in the regular curriculum.

ART 212 Ceramics. Three hours.

Completion of ART 110, ART 130, and ART 131 is recommended before taking this course. Exploration of ceramics media and processes with emphasis on the development of individual concepts.

ART 216 Painting. Three hours.

Prerequisite: ART 110 or ART 130.

An introductory course designed to strengthen the individual student's awareness of the history and techniques of the craft of painting while exposing the student to contemporary styles and ideas of painting.

ART 218 Photography. Three hours.

Prerequisite: ART 110 or ART 130.

Study of photography and photographic processes employed as creative media. Basic black-and-white processing and printing.

ART 220 Printmaking. Three hours.

Prerequisite: ART 110 or ART 130.

Survey of printmaking processes including intaglio, relief, screen print, and lithography.

ART 222 Sculpture. Three hours.

Prerequisite: ART 131.

Introduction to basic sculptural skills—including plaster, wood, aluminum casting, direct construction, and various mixed materials and techniques—with emphasis on craftsmanship, content, and idea development.

ART 224 Digital Art. Three hours.

Prerequisite: ART 110 or ART 130.

An introduction to computer-based art making, digital literacy, image processing, and digital printing.

INTERMEDIATE STUDIO COURSES

ART 305 Aqueous Media. Three hours.

Prerequisites: ART 110, ART 210, ART 216, and ART 302.

The history and technique of watercolor, gouache, tempera, casein, and acrylic media. Students are exposed to contemporary styles, concepts, and ideas regarding the use of wet media.

ART 308 Printmaking and Sculpture: The Connection. Three hours.

Prerequisites: ART 110 and ART 131.

Explores relationship between two and three dimensions. Class will consist of 2-D and 3-D imaging techniques through studio/lab assignments.

ART 309 Navigating the Art Word: Theory and Practice. Three hours.

Prerequisites: Six hours of studio art courses or permission of the instructor.

The theory and history of the art institutions that shape artists' careers and practical strategies for sustainable creative opportunities beyond the degree.

ART 312 Ceramics. Three hours.

Prerequisite: ART 212.

Emphasis is on individual approaches to media, methods, and activities.

ART 313 Ceramics. Three hours.

Prerequisite: ART 312.

Emphasis is on individual approaches to media, methods, and activities.

ART 314 Graphic Design. Three hours.

Prerequisite: ART 224.

Further development of design methods and processes including typography, image processing, visual communication, and digital design production.

ART 315 Graphic Design. Three hours.

Prerequisite: ART 224.

Further development of design methods and processes including grids, page layout, visual communication, and digital design production.

ART 316 Painting Composition. Three hours.

Prerequisite: ART 216.

The applied study of pictorial manipulation through color and design principles.

ART 317 Painting Concepts. Three hours.

Prerequisite: ART 316.

A course designed to increase understanding of subject, meaning and context with the objective of making the transition between guided assignments and personal pursuits.

ART 318 Photography. Three hours.

Prerequisite: ART 218.

Emphasis is on individual approaches to media, methods, and activities.

ART 319 Photography. Three hours.

Prerequisite: ART 318.

Emphasis is on individual approaches to media, methods, and activities.

ART 320 Printmaking. Three hours.

Prerequisite: ART 220.

Further exploration of intaglio and relief processes with emphasis on both technical and conceptual development.

ART 321 Printmaking. Three hours.

Prerequisite: ART 220.

Further exploration of lithography and screen print processes with emphasis on both technical and conceptual development.

ART 322 Sculpture. Three hours.

Prerequisites: ART 131 and ART 222.

Introduction to advanced sculptural thinking and problem solving with assignments geared toward the development of skills and abilities in working with a range of materials and techniques such as metal casting, fabrication, rubber, leather, wood, and stone fabrication.

ART 323 Sculpture. Three hours.

Prerequisites: ART 131, ART 222, and ART 322.

Continued development of 3D thinking and technical skills through assignments addressing a variety of materials and processes, including physics in three dimensions, the illustration of intangible thoughts with physical objects, the relevance of self to sculpture, and an examination of personal aesthetic.

ART 324 Digital Art. Three hours.

Prerequisite: ART 224.

Projects allow for individual approaches and further development of digital art methods and processes.

ART 325 Monotype/Monoprint. Three hours.

Prerequisite: ART 316 or permission of the instructor.

Introduction to printmaking using materials and methods based on the students' existing skills with acrylic and/or oil paint mediums.

ART 329 Photo-Based Printmaking. Three hours.

Prerequisite: ART 318 or permission of the instructor.

Printmaking using photographic techniques to create a variety of matrices including intaglio and screen printing processes.

ART 330 Advanced Studio Seminar. Three hours.

Prerequisites: 12 hours of studio art foundation courses and 3 hours of media area courses.

An examination of the studio practices of successful artists.

ART 380 Art Museum Practices. Three to six hours.

Prerequisites: 21 hours of studio art or art history courses or permission of the instructor.

An overview of art museum practices. Students acquire informed perspectives on the general operations, strategies, policies, and practices inherent in a small art museum.

ART 406 Independent Study. Three hours.

Students may make proposals for projects not taught in the regular curriculum. Proposals must be approved by a sponsoring faculty member and the department chairperson.

ART 408 Special Projects. Three hours.

Topics not taught in the regular studio curriculum such as Photo-based Printmaking, Water Media on Paper, Digital Design Applications, Figurative Modeling and Sculpture, and Alternative Photographic Processes.

ADVANCED STUDIO COURSES

ART 410 Drawing Seminar. Three hours.

Prerequisites: ART 310 and/or any 300-level media focus course.

Self-directed studio practice overseen by the instructor. The student works toward creating a consistent and conceptually sound body of work that investigates contemporary and traditional definitions of drawing.

ART 412 Ceramics. Three to six hours each semester.

Prerequisite: 9 hours in ceramics media area.

Directed studio practices overseen by the instructor designed to enhance the student's understanding of advanced ceramics concepts and techniques.

ART 414 Graphic Design. Three to six hours each semester.

Prerequisite: ART 314 or ART 315.

Preparation of a graphic design portfolio. Enrollment for 4, 5, or 6 hours requires permission of the instructor. May be repeated for a total of 12 hours.

ART 416 Advanced Painting Seminar. Three to six hours each semester.

Prerequisite: ART 317.

Self-directed studio practice overseen by the instructor. The student is expected to work toward creating a consistent and conceptually sound body of work. Enrollment for 4, 5, or 6 hours requires permission of the instructor. May be repeated for a total of 12 hours.

ART 418 Photography. Three to six hours each semester.

Prerequisites: ART 318 and ART 319.

Emphasis on individual approaches resulting in a cohesive body of work suitable for exhibition. Enrollment for 4, 5, or 6 hours requires permission of the instructor. May be repeated for a total of 12 hours.

ART 420 Printmaking. Three to six hours each semester.

Prerequisite: 9 hours in this studio area.

Emphasis on individual approaches resulting in a cohesive body of work suitable for exhibition. Enrollment for 4, 5, or 6 hours requires permission of the instructor. May be repeated for a total of 12 hours.

ART 422 Sculpture. Three to six hours each semester.

Prerequisite: 9 hours in this studio area.

Development of work and thought at an advanced level in preparation for completion of the B.A. or B.F.A. degree. Graduating semester includes a B.A. or B.F.A. thesis exhibition accompanied by a written thesis requirement.

ART 424 Digital Art Seminar. Three hours.

Prerequisite: 9 hours in this studio area.

Special topics in digital media. Enrollment for 4, 5, or 6 hours requires permission of the instructor. May be repeated for a total of 12 hours.

ART 430 Advanced Studio Seminar. Three hours.

Prerequisite: ART 330.

Further exploration of the studio practices of notable artists

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