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ART, STUDIO (ART)

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FOUNDATIONS COURSES

ART 110 Drawing I. 3 hours.

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

ART 130 Design I. 3 hours.

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

ART 131 Design II. 3 hours.

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

ART 210 Drawing II. 3 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. 3 hours.
Prerequisite: ART 130.

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

ART 310 Figure Drawing. 3 hours.
Prerequisites: ART 110 and ART 130.

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

ART 311 Figurative Modeling. 3 hours.
Prerequisites: 6 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. 3 hours.

Topics not taught in the regular curriculum. May be repeated for a maximum of 9 hours.

ART 212 Ceramics. 3 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. 3 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. 3 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. 3 hours.
Prerequisite: ART 110 or ART 130.

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

ART 222 Sculpture. 3 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. 3 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. 3 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. 3 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 312 Ceramics. 3 hours.
Prerequisite: ART 212.

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

ART 313 Ceramics. 3 hours.
Prerequisite: ART 312.

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

ART 314 Typography. 3 hours.
Prerequisite: ART 224.

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

ART 315 Digital Layout and Production. 3 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. 3 hours.
Prerequisite: ART 216.

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

ART 317 Painting Concepts. 3 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. 3 hours.
Prerequisite: ART 218.

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

ART 319 Photography. 3 hours.
Prerequisite: ART 318.

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

ART 320 Printmaking. 3 hours.
Prerequisite: ART 220.

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

ART 321 Printmaking. 3 hours.
Prerequisite: ART 220.

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

ART 322 Sculpture. 3 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. 3 hours.
Prerequisites: ART 131, ART 222, and ART 322.

Continued development of 3-D 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. 3 hours.
Prerequisite: ART 224.

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

ART 325 Monotype/Monoprint. 3 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 328 Digital Photographic Arts. 3 hours.
Prerequisites: ART 218 and ART 224.

This course will explore intermediate aspects of digital photography practice. The course has technical, aesthetic and conceptual elements that will be expressed through demonstrations, lectures, and assignments/projects. The course will culminate in the completion of assignments and a professional portfolio.

ART 329 Photo-Based Printmaking. 3 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. 3 hours.
Prerequisites: ART110, ART130, ART131, and one of the following: ART 212, ART 216, ART 218, ART 220, ART 222, or ART 224. An examination of the studio practices of successful artists.

ART 406 Independent Study. 3 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. 3 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. 3 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. 3 to 6 hours.
Prerequisite: ART 212, ART 312, and ART 313.

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

ART 414 Digital Design Portfolio. 3 to 6 hours.
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 maximum of 12 hours.

ART 415 Digital Design Practicum. 3 hours.
Prerequisite: ART 414 or permission of the instructor.

Partnering agencies with design apprentices for hands-on training. Students are required to work no less than 10 hours per week.

ART 416 Advanced Painting Seminar. 3 to 6 hours.
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 maximum of 12 hours.

ART 418 Photography. 3 to 6 hours.
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 maximum of 12 hours.

ART 420 Printmaking. 3 to 6 hours.
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 maximum of 12 hours.

ART 422 Sculpture. 3 to 6 hours.
Prerequisite: ART 222, ART 322, and ART 323.

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

ART 424 Digital Art Seminar. 3 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 maximum of 12 hours.

ART 430 Advanced Studio Seminar. 3 hours.
Prerequisite: ART 330.

Further exploration of the studio practices of notable artists.

Other ART Courses

ART 153 Digital Creativity: Media Culture in the 21st Century. 3 hours.
Prerequisites: Grade of “C-“ or higher in EN 101 and EN 102.

This course explores personal creativity while surveying creative practice from early 20th century to today with an emphasis on technology-based art and music.

ART 251 Reboot/Remix: Comics, Hip-Hop, and Virtual Words in Contemporary Art. 3 hours.

This course examines contemporary art through its relationship to three familiar popular culture phenomena: gaming and simulated environments; popular music; graphic novels and comics.

ART 309 Navigating the Art World: Theory and Practice. 3 hours.
Prerequisites: 6 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 380 Art Museum Practices. 3 hours.
Prerequisites: 15 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.

 

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