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  • Prerequisites
  • General Education
  • Writing Emphasis
  • Travel Course
  • Repeatable
  • Additional Fees
Credits 1
Laboratory
Spring
Fall
ART-101

Tools, Safety, and Materials

Acquaints students with a wide range of materials and safe working practices and methods.

Prerequisites
No prerequisites
  • Additional Fees: Yes
Credits 3
Lecture
Fall
ART-102

History of the Visual Arts: Ancient to Medieval

Survey of the visual arts: prehistoric to the late Gothic period.

Prerequisites
No prerequisites
  • Gen Ed: Fine Arts
Credits 3
Lecture
Spring
ART-103

History of the Visual Arts II: Renaissance to Modern

Survey of the visual arts: early Renaissance to the modern period.

Prerequisites
No prerequisites
  • Gen Ed: Fine Arts
Credits 3
Laboratory
Spring
Fall
ART-105

Introductory Drawing

Introduction to the fundamental concepts of drawing; emphasis on two-dimensional artwork employing various drawing techniques in black and white media. Students are required to purchase a list of supplies for the class.

Prerequisites
No prerequisites
  • Additional Fees: Yes
Credits 3
Laboratory
Spring
Fall
ART-106

Design Methods

  • Pre-Requisites
  • General Education
  • Additional Fees

Investigates spatial design as a decision-making and problem-solving process bounded by criteria which include human sensory systems, basic structural systems and materials.

Prerequisites
P. None
  • Gen Ed: Fine Arts
  • Additional Fees: Yes
Credits 3
Laboratory
Spring
Fall
ART-107

Two-Dimensional Design

Design studio art work and fundamental concepts of art structure and composition, color and design, applying the elements and principles of design. Students are required to purchase a list of supplies for the class.

Prerequisites
No prerequisites
  • Gen Ed: Fine Arts
  • Additional Fees: Yes
Credits 3
Lecture
ART-198

First Year Seminar

  • Pre-Requisites
  • General Education
  • Writing Emphasis

Prerequisites
Reserved for New Incoming Freshman
  • Gen Ed: First Year Seminar
Credits 3
Lecture
Spring
ART-202

Concepts and Issues of Modern Art

Key concepts of modern art, the visual art which emerged and the corresponding issues they raise; explores the wider cultural matrix in which modern artistic ideas develop.

Prerequisites
No prerequisites
  • Gen Ed: Fine Arts
Credits 3
Laboratory
Spring
Fall
ART-210

Introduction to Painting

Introduction to acrylic painting techniques, principles of composition, and color mixing. Emphasis on observational painting with an introduction to abstraction.

Prerequisites
P: Art 105 or 107; REC: Art 101 and 106.
  • Additional Fees: Yes
Credits 3
Laboratory
Spring
Fall
ART-220

Introduction to Sculpture

Survey of various sculpture media, processes, and stylistic approaches; aesthetics and history of sculpture.

Prerequisites
P: Art 101 and 106; REC: Art 105 and 107.
  • Additional Fees: Yes
Credits 3
Laboratory
Spring
Fall
ART-230

Introduction to Ceramics

  • Pre-Requisites
  • General Education
  • Additional Fees

Survey of various ceramic forming and firing processes, stylistic approaches; traditional and contemporary aesthetics, and history of ceramics.

Prerequisites
P: none: REC: Art 105 and 106 and 107.
  • Gen Ed: Fine Arts
  • Additional Fees: Yes
Credits 3
Lecture
Spring
Fall
ART-243

Introduction to Photography

The creative process in photography is studied to develop visual perception and photographic design ability through active participation, photographic exercises, and discussions analyzing student work. Camera is required for course. Option 1: Digital SLR camera with viewfinder, interchangeable lenses, ability to manually adjust focus, aperture, shutter speed and white balance. Option 2: 35mm) film camera with the ability to function in all manual mode.

Prerequisites
P: none; REC: Art 105, 106 and 107.
  • Additional Fees: Yes
Credits 3
Laboratory
Spring
Fall
ART-250

Introduction to Fibers/Textiles

An introductory overview of teh field of textiles and fiber arts. Students will learn basic processes as well as some of the intellectual, philosophical and historical considerations specific to the study of art cloth, fiber sculpture, textile construction, and embellishment.

Prerequisites
P: none; REC: Art 105, 106 and 107.
  • Additional Fees: Yes
Credits 3
Laboratory
Spring
Fall
ART-260

Introduction to Jewelry/Metals

  • Pre-Requisites
  • General Education
  • Additional Fees

Designing and creating jewelry projects using varied metal techniques, processes and metal media; forming, shaping and designing of jewelry.

Prerequisites
P: none; REC: Art 105, 106 and 107.
  • Gen Ed: Fine Arts
  • Additional Fees: Yes
Credits 3
Laboratory
Spring
ART-270

Introduction to Printmaking

Concept development as it integrates with the exploration of various printmaking media such as relief, monoprint, collagraph, and intaglio.

Prerequisites
P: Art 105; REC: Art 106 and 107.
  • Additional Fees: Yes
Credits 1-4
Field Exp
ART-299

Travel Course

  • Pre-Requisites
  • General Education
  • Travel Course
  • Repeatable

Travel courses are conducted to various parts of the world and are led by one or more faculty members. May be repeated to different locations.

Prerequisites
P: cons of instr & prior trip arr & financial deposit.
  • Gen Ed: Global Culture
  • Travel Course
  • Course is repeatable for credit.
Credits 3
Laboratory
Spring
Fall
ART-302

Intermediate Drawing

Investigation of drawing processes and structures in two-dimensional media; includes drawing the human figure; drawing techniques in black, white, and color media.

Prerequisites
P: Art 105, 106 and 107.
  • Additional Fees: Yes
Credits 3
Laboratory
Fall
ART-304

Figure Drawing

  • Pre-Requisites
  • Repeatable
  • Additional Fees

Exploration of the figure/body as concept, expression, structure, and subject matter in drawing media.

Prerequisites
P: Art 105, 106, 107, 302; REC: Art 210
  • Additional Fees: Yes
  • Course is repeatable to 6 credits.
Credits 3
Laboratory
Fall
Odd Only
ART-309

Intermediate Painting: Oil Painting

Exploration of the oil painting medium with emphasis on pictorial construction as it relates to images and concepts of the figure/body, landscape, and still life.

Prerequisites
P: Art 101, 105, 106, 107 and 210 REC: Art 302 & 304
  • Additional Fees: Yes
Credits 3
Laboratory
Fall
Even Only
ART-310

Intermediate Painting: Media Exploration

Experimentation with a variety of painting media (encaustic, egg tempera, watercolor, handmade acrylic paint, acrylic mediums & additives) as a way to connect process, material, and concept. Reciprocal influence of studio areas is encouraged.

Prerequisites
P: Art 101, 105, 106, 107, and 210 REC: Art 302 & 375
  • Additional Fees: Yes
Credits 3
Laboratory
Spring
ART-311

Intermediate Painting: Contemporary Approaches

Students will study the conceptual framework, compositional structures, and techniques/materials used in contemporary painting as a springboard for developing their own paintings.

Prerequisites
P: Art 101, 105, 106, 107 and 210.
  • Additional Fees: Yes
Credits 3
Lecture
ART-320

Art and Ideas

Art is created to serve many purposes and may be viewed in many ways. This course will investigate diverse examples of visual culture, their contexts, and strategies for viewing and understanding art.

Prerequisites
No prerequisites
  • Gen Ed: Fine Arts
Credits 3
Laboratory
Spring
Fall
ART-321

Intermediate Sculpture

Intermediate work in sculpture including fabrication, casting, carving, and/or modeling; development of individual expression.

Prerequisites
P: Art 101, 105, 106, 107 and 220.
  • Additional Fees: Yes
Credits 3
Laboratory
Spring
Fall
ART-331

Intermediate Ceramics

Intermediate work in ceramic media: mold work, wheel work or hand building; aesthetics, history and technology of ceramics.

Prerequisites
P: Art 105, 106, 107 and 230.
  • Additional Fees: Yes
Credits 3
Lecture
Spring
Fall
ART-343

Photography II

Black-and-white photography, printing practices, and analysis of student work. Camera required.

Prerequisites
P: Art 105, 106, 107, and 243.
  • Additional Fees: Yes
Credits 3
Lecture
Fall
ART-344

Photography III

  • Pre-Requisites
  • Writing Emphasis
  • Repeatable
  • Additional Fees

Applications of photography, including photographic documentation. Black-and-white, color, and digital photography. Camera required.

Prerequisites
P: Art 343.
  • Additional Fees: Yes
  • Course is repeatable to 9 credits.
Credits 3
Laboratory
Spring
Fall
ART-355

Intermediate Fibers/Textiles

  • Pre-Requisites
  • Writing Emphasis
  • Additional Fees

Expanded exploration of the cloth matrix and fiber media. Textile construction using felting, papermaking and other off-loom techniques. Processing and manipulation of fibers into three-dimensional sculptural forms.

Prerequisites
P: Art 105, 106, 107 and 250.
  • Additional Fees: Yes
Credits 3
Laboratory
Spring
Fall
ART-364

Intermediate Jewelry/Metals

Intermediate jewelry and art metals techniques: casting, fabricating and assembling mixed-media objects.

Prerequisites
P: Art 260 REC: Art 106.
  • Additional Fees: Yes
Credits 3
Laboratory
Fall
ART-373

Intermediate Printmaking

Expanded idea development as it relates to hand and digital/photo-based print processes, such as relief, intaglio, monoprint, lithography, or combined print applications. Student responsibilities include readings, discussions, one presentation, and print creation.

Prerequisites
P: Art 105, 106, 107 and 270.
  • Additional Fees: Yes
Credits 3
Laboratory
Spring
ART-375

Screen Printing

Studio work in the art of screen printing, including print concept development, basic materials and equipment and processes including: blockout stencil and photo-emulsion.

Prerequisites
P: Art 105, 106 and 107; and Art 270 or 243 or Comm 243.
  • Additional Fees: Yes
Credits 3
Lecture
Fall
Even Only
ART-376

Modern American Culture

Fad, fashion and popular art: the media, music, advertising and entertainment as they express the intimate unguarded concerns of modern America.

Prerequisites
P: Jr st. or Art, AVD or Theatre major
  • Gen Ed: Fine Arts
Credits 3
Lecture
Spring
Even Only
ART-378

World Art

Survey of selected non-western art and architecture with an emphasis on cultural, social, religious, political and economic context.

Prerequisites
P: jr st.
  • Gen Ed: Fine Arts,Global Culture
Credits 3
Lecture
Spring
Odd Only
ART-379

Women, Art and Image

  • Pre-Requisites
  • General Education
  • Writing Emphasis

Examines the impact women have made on art historically as of artists, muses, models, dealers, benefactors and critics with emphasis on images of women in visual culture, deconstructing notions of identify, others and beauty in contemporary society and in the past.

Prerequisites
P: jr st; REC: Art 202 or WOST 241
  • Gen Ed: Fine Arts
Credits 3
Lecture
Fall
Odd Only
ART-380

History of Photography

This course surveys the major historical, technical, conceptual and theoretical movements within the history of fine art photography. Students will learn photography's role in reflecting and shaping the cultural, social, political, economic, and scientific contexts from 5th century B.C.E. to the present.

Prerequisites
P: Junior standing
  • Gen Ed: Fine Arts
Credits 3
Lecture
Fall
ART-395

Exhibition Development and Design

  • Pre-Requisites
  • Writing Emphasis
  • Repeatable

Standards, practices and methods of the museum and art gallery profession: planning, promotion, and publicity; development of educational materials and programs; exhibition design and installation; proper handling and treatment of works of art.

Prerequisites
P: jr st.
  • Course is repeatable to 6 credits.
Credits 3
Lecture
Spring
ART-396

Gallery/Museum Practices, Principles and Policy

Practical experience in the methods of the museum and art gallery profession; exploration of theoretical, ethical, and operational concerns within the field.

Prerequisites
P: Art 395.
  • Course is repeatable to 6 credits.
Credits 3
Laboratory
Spring
ART-402

Advanced Drawing

  • Pre-Requisites
  • Repeatable
  • Additional Fees

Development of personalized imagery with continuing conceptual, formal, and technical exploration; encourages recriprocal influence of studio areas and learning experiences.

Prerequisites
P: Art 302 and 304 or permission of instructor.
  • Additional Fees: Yes
  • Course is repeatable to 9 credits.
Credits 3
Laboratory
Spring
Fall
ART-410

Advanced Painting

  • Pre-Requisites
  • Repeatable
  • Additional Fees

Development of personalized imagery with continuing conceptual, formal, and technical exploration; encourages reciprocal influence of studio areas and learning experiences.

Prerequisites
P: Art 309 or 310, AND 311, OR permission of instructor
  • Additional Fees: Yes
  • Course is repeatable to 9 credits.
Credits 3
Laboratory
Spring
Fall
ART-421

Advanced Sculpture

  • Pre-Requisites
  • Repeatable
  • Additional Fees

Exploration and refinement of sculptural investigations towards a meaningful and personal body of work.

Prerequisites
P: Art 321.
  • Additional Fees: Yes
  • Course is repeatable to 9 credits.
Credits 3
Laboratory
Spring
Fall
ART-431

Advanced Ceramics

  • Pre-Requisites
  • Repeatable
  • Additional Fees

Extension and development of ceramic techniques and aesthetics into a significant and personal body of work.

Prerequisites
P: Art 331.
  • Additional Fees: Yes
  • Course is repeatable to 9 credits.
Credits 3
Lecture
Spring
ART-443

Advanced Problems in Photography

  • Pre-Requisites
  • Repeatable
  • Additional Fees

Participants identify an area of interest and the problems implied and are directed to appropriate resources. Seminars support production of a major photographic portfolio. Camera required.

Prerequisites
P: Art 344.
  • Additional Fees: Yes
  • Course is repeatable to 9 credits.
Credits 3
Laboratory
Spring
Fall
ART-453

Advanced Fibers/Textiles

  • Pre-Requisites
  • Repeatable
  • Additional Fees

Exploration of one area of textiles or fiber art such as papermaking, weaving, surface design or applied techniques in directed study with emphasis on development of a personal artistic voice in the media.

Prerequisites
P: Art 355.
  • Additional Fees: Yes
  • Course is repeatable to 9 credits.
Credits 3
Laboratory
Spring
Fall
ART-463

Advanced Jewelry/Metals

  • Pre-Requisites
  • Repeatable
  • Additional Fees

Advanced techniques in jewelry; creative research and investigation of metals and jewelry media.

Prerequisites
P: Art 364.
  • Additional Fees: Yes
  • Course is repeatable to 9 credits.
Credits 3
Laboratory
Spring
Fall
ART-470

Advanced Printmaking

  • Pre-Requisites
  • Repeatable
  • Additional Fees

Advanced techniques and individual expression in one area of printmaking: intaglio, relief, lithography or screen printing. .

Prerequisites
P: Art 371, 373, 375 or 377.
  • Additional Fees: Yes
  • Course is repeatable to 9 credits.
Credits 3
Ind Study
Spring
Fall
ART-478

Honors in the Major

  • Pre-Requisites

Prerequisites
P: min 3.50 all cses req for major and min gpa 3.75 all UL cses req for major.
Credits 3
Lecture
ART-483

SELECTED TOPICS

P: May be repeatable for credit. None.

Prerequisites
No prerequisites
  • Course is repeatable for credit.
Credits 3
Lecture
Fall
ART-490

Contemporary Art

  • Pre-Requisites
  • Writing Emphasis
  • Additional Fees

Investigation of art works and concepts from 1960 to the present.

Prerequisites
P: Art 102, 103 and 202; and Art 376 or 378 or 379 or Wost 379.
  • Additional Fees: Yes
Credits 3
Lecture
Spring
Fall
ART-495

Advanced Gallery/Museum Practices

Continued study of specialty areas in the Art Management field with an emphasis on exhibition development, collection management and research.

Prerequisites
P: Art 395 and 396.
  • Course is repeatable to 9 credits.
Credits 1-12
Field Exp
Spring
Fall
ART-497

Internship

Internship with an outside museum or gallery. Activities are determined by the curator of art and a professional in the sponsoring institution.

Prerequisites
P: jr st.
  • Course is repeatable for credit.
Credits 1-4
Ind Study
Spring
Fall
ART-498

Independent Study

Independent study is offered on an individual basis at the student's request and consists of a program of learning activities planned in consultation with a faculty member. A student wishing to study or conduct research in an area not represented in available scheduled courses should develop a preliminary proposal and seek the sponsorship of a faculty member. The student's advisor can direct him or her to instructors with appropriate interests. A written report or equivalent is required for evaluation, and a short title describing the program must be sent early inthe semester to the registrar for entry on the student's transcript.

Prerequisites
P: fr or so st with cum gpa > or = 2.50; or jr or sr st with cum gpa > or = 2.00.
  • Course is repeatable for credit.
Credits 1-6
Field Exp
ART-499

Travel Course

  • Pre-Requisites
  • General Education
  • Travel Course
  • Repeatable

Travel courses are conducted to various parts of the world and are led by one or more faculty members. May be repeated to different locations.

Prerequisites
P: cons of instr & prior trip arr & financial deposit.
  • Gen Ed: Global Culture
  • Travel Course
  • Course is repeatable for credit.