101 Introduction to the Visual Arts for Art Majors. 3 hrs. I, II.
Introduction to the functions of art applications of media, elements, and principles of design, artists, and aesthetics. (Required for Art majors)
112 Introduction to Visual Art. 3 hrs. I, II, S.
An introduction to the methods and principles of the visual arts. Students will consider the work of major artists in thematic contexts. (For non-art majors only.)
113 Art Education: Elementary. 3 hrs. I, II, S.
An introduction to the materials and methods for teaching art in early childhood and elementary (PreK-6). Stages of development, integrated curriculum design, assessment, and instructional strategies are emphasized.
200 Co-Curricular Experiences in the Visual Arts. 0 hrs. I, II.
Students attend distinguished lectures, exhibitions, workshops, field trips, and other co-curricular visual arts events as part of their requirements for graduation. (PR: Art major or Art Ed. Major)
201 History of Art. 3 hrs. I.
A survey of the history of art, with emphasis on European traditions. Chronology will cover pre-history through the Middle Ages. (PR: ART 112 for non-majors; ART 101 for majors)
202 History of Art. 3 hrs. I.
A survey of the history of art from the Renaissance to the present. (PR: ART 112 for non-majors; ART 201 for majors)
203 Composition, Color and Design In Drawing and Painting. 3 hrs. I or II.
Design elements studied as to their use in conveying compositional ideas and practical use of these ideas and elements in original compositions in a variety of traditional media.
214 Introduction to Design. 3 hrs. I, II.
Basic and related problems in design dealing with the plastic elements-line, color, form, space, and texture. (Open to art majors; others must have permission of the department).
215 Three-Dimensional Design. 3 hrs. I, II.
Design with emphasis on three-dimensional form. (PR: ART 214)
217 Drawing. 3 hrs. I, II.
Freehand drawing with emphasis on drawing from nature and the posed model, using a variety of media. (PR: Open to art majors. Others must have the permission of the department)
218 Drawing. 3 hrs. I, II.
Freehand drawing with emphasis on drawing from nature and the posed model, using a variety of media. (PR: ART 217)
219 Digital Media. 3 hrs. I or II.
This course introduces the computer as a creative and practical tool for artists and designers. Vector, raster, editorial, multimedia and presentation graphics software will be included. Conceptual design will be emphasized. (PR: ART 214)
270-272 Practicum. 3; 3; 3 hrs.
280-283 Special Topics. 1-4; 1-4; 1-4; 1-4 hrs.
To be used for experimental courses. By permission only.
298 Portfolio Review: BFA. 1 hr.
Students must present art and design work from all foundations studio courses and a minimum of one 300-level studio course for faculty review. Required for program advancement. Art majors only. (PR: ART 101,214,215,217,218, 219)
299 Portfolio Review. 0 hrs. I, II.
Students present artwork from foundations and one 300 course for faculty review. (Art Education 5-Adult: 218 not required). Successful completion of 299 is a prerequisite for advanced studio courses. (Prerequisite: 214, 215, 217, 218, 219 and one 300-level course)
301 Printmaking Processes. 3 hrs.
Experiments in the media of intaglio, lithography, serigraphy, relief collagraphs and new techniques in printmaking. (PR: 217)
302 Relief Printmaking. 3 hrs. I or II or S.
Traditional and experimental approaches to relief printmaking, including woodcut, linocut, wood engraving, relief etching, Japanese techniques,
monoprints, and other press and handprinting relief processes. (PR: 301)
305 Ceramics. 3 hrs. I or II, S.
Search for form and personal expression through clay. Emphasis on handbuilding techniques, decorative processes and glaze application. (PR: Art 214 or permission of the department)
306 Design in Metal. 3 hrs. I or II or S.
Advanced design in metal. Emphasis on copper, silver, pewter, brass. Problems involve soldering, enameling, and shaping metal by hand.
307 Sculpture. 3 hrs. I or II or S.
Emphasis on modeling in clay and exploring the potential of plaster, wood and other materials relevant to the area of sculpture. (PR: ART 215)
308 Weaving. 3 hrs. I, II, S.
The student will demonstrate the ability to carry through the entire process for planning, through warping, threading, and weaving. Each will create unique art works while developing traditional technical skills.
309 Advanced Sculpture. 3 hrs. I or II.
Sculptural exploration will be extended toward openness, transparency and interpenetration of forms. Emphasis will be on the fashioning and joining of contemporary materials (alloys, plastics, etc.) through the mastery of industrial techniques. (PR: ART 307)
312 Typography. 3 hrs. I or II.
An introduction to the study and technology of Typography and practical studio skills, emphasizing type and design principles in print and digital media. (PR: ART 219)
314 Graphic Design I. 3 hrs. I or II.
Sign combinations and visual structure, in relation to meaning of visual messages. Assignments include posters, advertising, information design, and corporate identity. Introduction to materials and procedures in the design process. (PR: For art majors -Sophomore standing, ART 214 and 312. For JMC majors – JMC 241, MKT 341)
315 Photography I. 3 hrs. I, II or S.
Introduction to techniques and aesthetics of photography as a fine art. (PR: Art 214 or 217 or permission of the department)
316 Graphic Design II. 3 hrs. I or II.
Applies the use of type and images to design for advertising, editorial, or instructional purposes. Involvement with extended design and layout problems. (PR: ART 219, 314)
317 Illustration. 3 hrs. I or II.
Conceptual and technical development of illustrations for editorial and advertising purposes. (PR: ART 218, 255)
318 Art and Design for Web Sites. 3 hrs.
This course will focus on art and design considerations in creating Web sites. Current software will be used to create graphics, video, and audio for Web page and Web site design. (PR: ART 316)
320 Silk Screen Printmaking. 3 hrs. I or II or S.
Experience with screen-printing stencil processes. The advanced student may also explore photographic stencil-making and printing and a variety of surfaces. (PR: 301 or permission of chair)
322 Collagraphs. 3 hrs. I or II or S.
Printmaking using the collagraph plate or matrix, an additive method that employs both intaglio and relief techniques. (PR: 301 or permission ofchair)
323 35mm Slide Photography. 3 hrs. I or II or S.
Photographic composition, color, and creative pictorial vision along with camera controls are explored through making 35mm slides. (PR: ART 315 or JMC 360 or 230)
324 Photography II. 3 hrs. I or II or S.
Further exploration of aesthetics and techniques of black and white photography including the Zone System, with emphasis on personal vision, technical mastery and historical perspective. (PR: ART 315 or Permission of Instructor)
325 Color Photography. 3 hrs. I or II or S.
Color imaging explored through the medium of the color print. (PR: ART 324)
331 Cast Metal Sculpture. 3 hrs. I or II.
Several major art casting procedures will be studied and employed in the production of original sculptures. Emphasis will be placed on the lost wax process using ceramic shell molds. (PR: ART 215, 307)
332 Carved Sculpture. 3 hrs. I or II.
Emphasis will be on the tools, materials and processes of subtractive sculpture. Both traditional and modern techniques will be explored in carving from a variety of woods, stones and other materials. (PR: ART 215, 307)
333 Welded Sculpture. 3 hrs. I or II.
A variety of techniques including oxygen/acetylene, arc and TIG welding will be studied and practiced in the process of direct metal sculpting. (PR: ART 215, 307)
335 Art Education: 2D-3D Media & Methods. 3 hrs.
Philosophy, media, and methods for teaching art (emphasis for elementary level); includes laboratory experience.
340 Art Education: Secondary. 3 hrs. I, II or S.
An introduction to the methods for teaching art at the secondary level (7-12). Authentic instruction and classroom assessment strategies are emphasized. (PR: ART 113).
342 Technologies for Art Education Majors. 3 hrs. I or II or S.
This course will give art education majors an introduction and experience in graphic design skills, computers and photography. Not applicable to the BFA degree. (PR: ART 214)
343 Introduction to the Potter’s Wheel. 3 hrs. I or II.
Basic throwing skills, surface enrichment and glaze application emphasized. Design analysis and production of functional form stressed. (PR: ART 214)
344 Primitive Ceramic Techniques. 3 hrs. I or II.
The study of local clay preparation and primitive firing and decorating techniques. (PR: ART 305)
345 Problems in Porcelain. 3 hrs. I or II. The formulation and use of porcelain in the production of utilitarian and sculptural form. (PR: ART 305, 343, 344, 446 and 448)
350 Watercolor Painting. 3 hrs. I or II or S.
Watercolor medium in expressing still life, landscape, and the human figure. (PR: ART 214 and 217)
351 Advanced Watercolor. 3 hrs. I or II.
Advanced exploration of watercolor, inks and other fluid media. Emphasis will be on experimental methods and personal originality. (PR: ART 350)
353 Painting I. 3 hrs. I or II.
Basic techniques using color creatively based on an understanding of visual structural elements; various media including water, acrylic and oil based paints. (PR: ART 214, 217)
354 Painting II. 3 hrs. I or II.
Continuing development of basic techniques using color creatively based on an understanding of visual structural elements; various media including water, acrylic and oil based paints. (PR: ART 353)
355 Painting III. 3 hrs. I or II or S.
Continued development for the intermediate level painter with emphasis on techniques and form, including varied supports, grounds, media such as encaustics, synthetic resins, egg tempera, acrylics and oils. (PR: ART 354)
369 Mold Making and Casting. 3 hrs. I or II.
Advanced processes of piece and flexible mold making will be studied and practiced for the purpose of casting complex forms and limited edition sculpture. (PR: ART 307)
370-372 Practicum. 3; 3; 3 hrs.
389 20th-Century Art. 3 hrs. I or II or S.
A survey of major 20th-Century artists’ work, styles, movements, and media, in a broad historical context with discussion of research methods and directed research project. (PR: ART 202 or permission of chair)
390 Professional Practice for Visual Artists. 3 hrs. II.
Current views and practice: contemporary issues in art, safe practices in the studio, career opportunities, technology and art, and professional skills for artists.
403 Arts of Asia. 3 hrs. I or II or S.
A survey of the arts of Asia from the Pacific Ocean to the Bosporus straits, with particular emphasis on India, China, and Japan. (PR: ART 112 or ART 201 or 202 or permission from the department chair)
404 Iconography of Mary. 3 hrs. I or II or S.
Traces the sources and evolution of Catholic doctrine and images of the Virgin Mary.
405 Arts in the United States. 3 hrs. I or II or S.
A survey of the development of architecture, painting, and sculpture from colonial times to the present. (PR: ART 112 or ART 101 or permission)
406 Figure Drawing. 3 hrs. I or II or S.
Practice in drawing from the posed human figure. (PR: ART 217 and 218)
407 Tribal Art. 3 hrs. I or II or S.
An introduction to the unique arts of so-called pre-civilized peoples with a twofold emphasis: First, the European prehistoric; second, the non-European primitive. Does not fulfill art history requirements for art and design majors. (PR: ART 112 or permission of department)
408 Art and Architecture of Ancient Egypt. 3 hrs. I or II or S.
History of the visual arts and architecture in ancient Egypt.
409 19th-Century Art. 3 hrs. I or II or S.
A survey of the development of architecture, painting, and sculpture in the Western World during the 19th century. (PR: ART 202 or permission of department)
410 Art and Architecture of Ancient Greece. 3 hrs.
Explores the art and architecture of the ancient Greek world in light of social and religious influences. Prerequisite: ART 202 or Permission.
411 Art and Architecture of Ancient Rome. 3 hrs.
Explores the art and architecture or ancient Rome in light of social and religious influences. Prerequisites: ART 202 or Permission.
413 Contemporary Art. 3 hrs. I or II or S.
A survey of the development of architecture, painting and sculpture in the Western World from World War II to the present. (PR: ART 202 or permission of department)
414 Art and Architecture of the Italian Renaissance. 3 hrs., I, II, or S.
The course discusses the art of the Renaissance in Italy within the context of social, political, theological and philosophical developments. (PR: ART 202 or permission of department)
415 Art of the Renaissance in Northern Europe. 3 hrs.
Explores the art of Northern Europe during the Renaissance in light of social and religious influences. Prerequisite: ART 202 or Permission.
416 Baroque Art. 3 hrs.
Analyzes Baroque art and the social milieu that influenced, commissioned, financed, and produced it.
417 Figure Sculpture. 3 hrs. I or II.
Interpretive sculpture based on the gesture and structure of the human figure. A variety of stylistic persuasions and media will be explored according to individual interests. (PR: ART 307)
418 Advanced Drawing. 3 hrs. I or II.
Drawing problems designed and executed by the individual student, in a variety of media, to develop unique imagery and increased technical skill. (PR: ART 218)
419 Spinning, Dyeing and Tapestry. 3 hrs. I or II or S.
Basic procedures in hand spinning, dyeing and tapestry weaving.
420 Woven Textile Design. 3 hrs. I or II.
Woven textile design for possible commercial production, emphasizing creation of numerous fabric samples and limited amounts of yardage. (PR: ART 308)
421 Functional Weaving Design. 3 hrs. I or II.
Production of finished woven domestic items and apparel which have immediate function. Involves the study of historical models of woven goods and their possible contemporary use. (PR: ART 308)
422 Textiles Fiber Art. 3 hrs. I or II.
Fibers as a medium for self expression and the exploration of structure, space, color and form for meaning. (PR: ART 308)
423 Photographic Lighting. 3 hrs.
Advanced course for students who have completely mastered the basics of photography. Covers basic studio setup, creative use of the studio situation in portraits, still life and photo illustration. (PR: ART 324)
424 Woman and Art. 3 hrs.
Explores the relationship of women to art historically; as artists, as subject matter, and as patrons/consumers. (PR: ART 202 or permission)
426 Advanced Problems in Photography. 3 hrs.
Directed study in which student pursues creative work in a direction consistent with current activities in the field of photography. Emphasis on creative development. (PR: ART 323 and 324; ART 325 or permission)
427 Photographic Portfolio/Exhibit. 3 hrs.
Continued development of creative work with emphasis on preparation of portfolio and exhibition. (PR: permission of the department)
440 Advanced Graphic Design. 3 hrs.
Directed study in which student may select subject from any area of commercial design with the goal of developing specific area of expertise. Emphasis on original design and research. (PR: ART 316)
441 Advanced Problems in Illustration. 3 hrs. I or II.
Continued development of illustration with emphasis on personal style. (PR: ART 317)
442 Monumental Sculpture. 3 hrs. I or II.
Emphasis will be on the planning and production of fountains, architectural reliefs and other large environmental sculptures. (PR: ART 215, 307)
443 Mixed Media and Assemblage Sculpture. 3 hrs. I or II.
Combinations of found, fabricated and mixed materials will be assembled into original sculpture compositions. (PR: ART 215, 307)
444 Papermaking/Bookbinding. 3 hrs. I or II, S.
The preparation and processing of fibers for papermaking including experiences in sheet forming,
casting, laminating; also, traditional and experimental bookbinding methods as well as producing creative art forms.
445 Graphic Design for Corporate Identity. 3 hrs. I or II.
Application of graphic design, including typography, photography and illustrations in developing and implementing identity systems. (PR: ART 316)
446 Intermediate Potter’s Wheel. 3 hrs.
Continuation of Art 343. The student will master basic wheel and decorative processes developing a personal style in their work. (PR: ART 343)
447 Combined Ceramic Processes. 3 hrs. I or II.
Exploration of a variety of ceramic building and firing processes such as hand building, wheel and slip casting. (PR: ART 305, 343)
448 Ceramic Materials and Processes. 3 hrs. I or II.
Practical and empirical investigation of ceramic materials, techniques and approaches to their use in clay and glazes. (PR: ART 305)
449 Ceramic Sculpture. 3 hrs. I or II.
Contemporary ideas and techniques of ceramic fired and unfired sculpture. (PR: ART 305, 344)
450 Two and Three Dimensional Design for Fabrics. 3 hrs. I or II.
Exploring the potentialities of fabric as an art experience in two and three dimensional art form.
451 Advanced Ceramics. 3 hrs. I or II.
The advanced student will explore individual problems and interests in clay. (PR: all proceeding ceramic numbers)
452 Three-Dimensional Graphic Design. 3 hrs. I or II.
Graphics for display design and packaging. (PR: ART 215, 316)
453 Advanced Digital Media. 3 hrs. I or II.
Hands-on experience with electronically generated images. Survey of recent developments in imaging technology. Topics may include computer graphics, video, and projected media. (PR: permission of instructor)
454 Designing for Multimedia. 3 hrs. I or II or S.
Current topics and techniques in multimedia design. Topics include animation, incorporating digital video and sound, interaction design, information design, Web site design and advanced image processing. (PR: ART 316 or permission of instructor. Basic knowledge of current graphics software)
455-456 Painting: Acrylic and Oil. 3; 3 hrs. I or II or S.
Study and practice of painting in expressing still life, landscape, and the human figure. (PR: ART 255)
457 Figure Painting. 3 hrs.
Painting the nude model using modern and classical methods. (PR: ART 255 or permission of the department)
458 Advanced Problems in Painting. 3 hrs. I or II or S.
Refinement and development of individual concerns with content, form and techniques in painting. (PR: ART 456)
460 History and Philosophy of Art Education. 3 hrs. I.
A survey of the evolution of art education and philosophy, and a study of problems related to art education on the elementary and high school level. (PR: ART 340)
463 Advanced Intaglio Printmaking. 3 hrs. I or II, S.
Development of individualized form using intaglio techniques and incorporating multiple colors, plates, assemblages, collagraphs, photo-etching, and mixed media. (PR: ART 301)
465 Lithography. 3 hrs. I or II, S.
Basic techniques of hand lithography, both stone and metal plate. (PR: ART 301)
466 Curriculum Development for Public School Art K-12. 3 hrs.
(Same as CI 466) Exploring considerations for curriculum development in art education; developing individualized curriculum for specific situations on grade levels K-6 or 7-12.
468 Secondary Education: Teaching Art. 3 hrs.
This course focuses on instructional standards and methods for teaching art at the secondary level with an emphasis on middle grades. A clinical experience provides observation and teaching.
470-473 Practicum. 3; 3; 3; 3 hrs. I, II, S.
To be used for learning activities that involve the application of previously learned processes, theories, systems or techniques.
475-479 Advanced Studio Sequence. 3; 3; 3; 3; 3 hrs. I, II, S.
To be used to complete studio specialization and may be repeated. By permission only.
480-483 Special Topics. 1-4; 1-4; 1-4; 1-4 hrs. I, II, S.
To be used for experimental courses. By permission only .
485-488 Independent Study. 1-4; 1-4; 1-4; 1-4 hrs. I, II, S.
To be reserved for tutorials, directed and independent readings, directed and independent research, problem reports, and other activities designed to fit the needs of individual students within the major.
489 Graphic Design Portfolio. 2 hrs.
This course will cover the preparation of a professional graphic design portfolio for presentation upon graduation. Included will be a resume development, printwork, and multimedia components. (PR: ART 316 or permission of the department)
490 Apprenticeship/Field Training. 1 hr. I, II.
Student is placed in a supervised work situation, offering the opportunity to perform professional design work. This will include 160 hours during the semester.
491 Graphic Design Workshop. 3 hrs.
Students in the workshop will engage in actual design problems with non-profit groups or small businesses to gain graphic design experience. (PR: Permission of the department)
498 Senior Capstone Project BFA. 3 hrs.
Students develop their creative visual productions and a supporting capstone statement that culminate in a public gallery exhibition. Art majors only. (PR: ART 390)
499 Senior Capstone Project. 1 hr. I, II.
Students document and exhibit their production from courses completed during their senior year in their areas of concentration.