Art (ART)

Acting Head of Department: Professor Cora Lynn Deibler

Department Office: Room 100, Art Building

Major requirements

1000. Art Appreciation

Three credits. Not open to Art majors. Intended primarily for students who are not art majors.

Introduction to the visual arts, past and present. The visual language of artists, historical and cultural significance of works of art. CA 1.

Studio Courses

1010. Foundation: Studio Concepts

Three credits. Two 3-hour studio periods.

Introduction to key concepts and practices in art making. A fee of $20 is charged for this course.

1020. Foundation: Criticism and Interpretation

Three credits. One 3-hour class period.

An introduction to various current critical approaches to the producers, contexts, audiences, and histories of contemporary visual culture.

1030. Drawing I

Three credits. Two 3-hour or three 2-hour studio periods.

Fundamental principles of drawing based on observation. A fee of $10 is charged for this course.

1040. Drawing II

Three credits. Two 3-hour or three 2-hour studio periods. Prerequisite: ART 1030.

Observational drawing; emphasis on spatial organization and structure. A fee of $10 is charged for this course.

2010. Life Drawing I

Three credits. Two 3-hour studio periods. Prerequisite: ART 1040.

Introduction to figure drawing. A fee of $20 is charged for this course.

2011. Introduction to Digital Media

Three credits. Two 3-hour studio periods. Prerequisite: ART 1010 and ART 1030.

Introduction to digital media. A fee of $35 is charged for this course.

2110. Graphic Design: Process and Thinking

Three credits. Two 3-hour periods. Prerequisite: ART 1010 and ART 1030.

Introduction to the methods of design thinking and the process involved in translating that thinking into form. Content, meaning, form, typography, layout, structure, craft and process in graphic design, emphasizing conceptual analysis, visualization, and skillful making through the adept use of analog and digital tools. A fee of $35 is charged for this course.

2120. Graphic Design 1: Typography

Three credits. Two 3-hour studio periods. Prerequisite: ART 2110, portfolio review and consent of instructor.

Introduction to typographic terms, technology, and the foundations and fundamentals of typography and visual structure as a medium for expressive, conceptual, and intellectual communication. A fee of $35 is charged for this course.

2210. Illustration

(271 ) Three credits. Two 3-hour or three 2-hour studio periods. Prerequisite: ART 2010 and 2310.

Introduction to principles of illustration, media, and techniques. A fee of $35 is charged for this course.

2220. Animation Fundamentals

Three credits. Two 3-hour studio periods. Prerequisites: ART 1040.

Fundamental skills required for animation.

2310. Basic Studio, Painting

Three credits. Two 3-hour studio periods. Prerequisite: ART 1010 and ART 1030.

Introduction to the principles and techniques of painting media. A fee of $20 is charged for this course.

2410. Basic Studio, Photography

Three credits. Two 3-hour studio periods. Prerequisite: ART 1010 and ART 1030.

Introduction to techniques and aesthetics of photography, with emphasis on the camera. A fee of $20 is charged for this course.

2420. Intermediate Photography

Three credits. Two 3-hour studio periods. Prerequisite: ART 2410.

Principles and techniques of black-and-white photography in fine-art applications, with emphasis on darkroom work. A fee of $35 is charged for this course.

2510. Basic Studio, Printmaking

Three credits. Two 3-hour studio periods. Prerequisite: ART 1010 and ART 1030.

Introduction to practice and principles of printmaking, including intaglio, relief and lithographic processes. A fee of $35 is charged for this course.

2610. Basic Studio, Sculpture

Three credits. Two 3-hour studio periods. Prerequisite: ART 1010 and ART 1030.

Introduction to principles and techniques of sculpture. A fee of $50 is charged for this course.

2993. Foreign Study

Credits and hours by arrangement. Prerequisite: Consent of Department Head required, normally before the student’s departure to study abroad. May be repeated with a change in course content.

Special topics taken in a foreign study program.

2995. Special Topics Seminar

Credits and hours as determined by the Senate Curricula and Courses Committee. Prerequisite: Open only with consent of instructor. May be repeated for credit with a change in topic. This course may or may not count for credit toward graduation. Students should consult the course syllabus and the Dean’s Office of their School or College.

3010. Life Drawing II

Three credits. Two 3-hour studio periods. Prerequisite: ART 2010.

Drawing from the figure. A fee of $20 is charged for this course.

3020. Advanced Figure Drawing

Three credits. Two 3-hour studio periods. Prerequisite: ART 3010; open to juniors or higher. May be repeated once.

Advanced studies in figure drawing. A fee of $20 is charged for this course.

3030. Advanced Drawing

Three credits. Two 3-hour studio periods. Prerequisite: ART 3010 and consent of instructor; open to juniors or higher. May be repeated with a change in course content to a maximum of 9 credits.

Advanced studies in drawing. Course content varies with instructor. A fee of $10 is charged for this course.

3110. Graphic Design 2: Visual Systems

Three credits. Two 3-hour studio periods. Prerequisite: ART 2120; open only to majors; open to non-majors by instructor consent.

Investigate creative and effective visual design systems through the use of visual structure, typography, image, grid, information hierarchy and architecture. A fee of $35 is charged for this course.

3120. Graphic Design 3: Relational Design

Three credits. Two 3-hour studio periods. Prerequisite: ART 2120 and 3110; open only to majors; open to non-majors by instructor consent.

Exploration of form, content, function, strategy; collaborative and integrative thinking in problem solving; using diverse communication design methodologies. A fee of $35 is charged for this course.

3130. Fundamentals of Web Design

Three credits. Two 3-hour studio periods. Prerequisite: ART 2011 and 2120 or instructor consent.

Introduction to basic HTML web design using Cascading Style Sheets. A fee of $35 is charged for this course.

3131. Interactive Design

Three credits. Two 3-hour studio periods. Prerequisite: ART 2120 and 3130 or instructor consent.

Introduction to the design of interactive screen-based experiences.

3132. Graphic Design: Motion Graphics

Three credits. Two 3-hour studio periods. Prerequisite: ART 2011, 2110 or instructor consent; open only to majors; open to non-majors by instructor consent.

Introduction to the multifaceted diversity of motion design, including film and television title sequences, data visualizations, web-based animations, and sound branding with an emphasis on typography in motion. Students develop competency in producing motion graphics via ideation and conceptualization, sketching, storyboarding and animatics, using both analog and digital methods, leading to final animations.

3170. Graphic Design: Survey

Three credits. Two 1½-hour class periods. Prerequisite: ART 2110; open only to majors, open to non-majors by instructor consent; open to sophomores and higher.

Survey of contemporary graphic design practice as an artistic and professional discipline in visual media. In addition to critical readings, presentations, and discussions, field trips are planned to engage in dialogues with practicing professional designers and studios. A fee of $35 is charged for this course.

3210. Topics in Illustration

Three credits. Two 3-hour studio periods. Prerequisite: ART 3010 and 2210; open to juniors or higher. May be repeated with a change of course content up to 9 credits.

Continuing problems in illustration. Projects may include book, editorial, reportage, or self-promotion illustration. A fee of $10 is charged for this course.

3220. Experimental Animation: Studio Processes

Three credits. Two 3-hour studio periods. Prerequisite: Open only to Art majors, open to non-majors by instructor consent; open to juniors and higher.

Experimental approaches to the translation of still media into time-based form, informed by the student’s prior studio art coursework and media approaches. Smart phone technology is employed to capture, organize, edit, and animate images.

3250. Stop and Go: Explorations in Stop-Motion Animation

Three credits. Six studio hours each week. Prerequisite: ART 2220.

A survey of stop-motion animation topics.

3270. Going Pro

Three credits. One 3-hour period. Prerequisite: ART 3210. Open only to juniors or higher studio art majors, others by instructor consent.

Professional practices in illustration and animation, including market preparedness, portfolio development, branding, business communication and tools, networking, and promotion.

3310. Intermediate Painting

Three credits. Two 3-hour studio periods. Prerequisite: ART 2310. May be repeated once for credit (up to 6 credits) with a change in course content.

Conceptually oriented painting projects. A fee of $10 is charged for this course.

3330. Advanced Painting

Three credits. Two 3-hour studio periods. Prerequisite: ART 3310 or 3360; open to juniors or higher. May be repeated for up to 6 credits with a change in course content.

Individually determined painting projects. A fee of $35 is charged for this course.

3350. Aqua Media I

Three credits. Two 3-hour studio periods. Prerequisite: ART 1040.

Introduction to the materials and methods of painting in aqua media. A fee of $35 is charged for this course.

3360. Aqua Media II

Three credits. Two 3-hour studio periods. Prerequisite: ART 3350.

Continuing study in aqua media. A fee of $20 is charged for this course.

3370. Advanced Figure Studies

Three credits. Two 3-hour studio periods. Prerequisite: ART 2010, 2310, 3010; open to juniors or higher. May be repeated for up to six credits with a change in course content.

Advanced studies with the figure using a variety of media. A fee of $20 is charged for this course.

3375. Indian Art and Popular Culture: Independence to the Present

(Also offered as AASI 3375 and INDS 3375.) Three credits. Prerequisite: Open to juniors or higher. Myers

An interdisciplinary lecture/studio art course introducing diverse forms of Indian Art from the traditional through the contemporary. Students complete either research or studio art assignments responding to course content. CA 1. CA 4-INT.

3410. Introduction to Video Art

Three credits. Prerequisite: ART 2410; open to Art and Art History majors only; others by consent of instructor. May be repeated once with a change of content.

Introduction to techniques and aesthetics of video art. A fee of $35 is charged for this course.

3420. Digital Imaging

Three credits. Prerequisite: ART 2410 and 2011; open to Art and Art History majors only; others by consent of instructor; open to juniors or higher.

Introduction to the use of the computer to digitize and manipulate photographic imagery. A fee of $50 is charged for this course.

3430. Alternative Processes (Photography)

Three credits. Two 3-hour studio periods. Prerequisite: ART 2420; open to Art and Art History majors only; others by consent of instructor. May be repeated once with a change of content.

Photographic printmaking systems outside conventional silver imaging processes. A fee of $75 is charged for this course.

3440. Color Photography

Three credits. Two 3-hour studio periods. Prerequisite: ART 2410; open to Art and Art History majors only; others by consent of instructor. May be repeated once with a change of content.

The processes and aesthetics of color photography. A fee of $35 is charged for this course.

3450. Documentary Photography and Video

Three credits. Prerequisite: ART 2420; open to Art and Art History majors only.

Investigation of techniques and aesthetics of documentary photography and video.

3455. Portrait Photography

Three credits. Prerequisite: ART 2420; open to Art and Art History majors only; others by consent of instructor.

Studio practice in fine art portraiture with discussion of contemporary and historical approaches to the genre.

3460. Large Format Photography

Three credits. Prerequisite: ART 2420; open to Art and Art History majors only; others by consent of instructor.

Introduction to the use of the large format camera to create photographs.

3465. Landscape Photography

Three credits. Prerequisite: ART 2420; open to Art and Art History majors only; others by consent of instructor.

Studio practice in landscape photography with discussion of contemporary and historical approaches to the genre.

3470. Studio Photography

Three credits. Prerequisite: ART 2420; open to Art and Art History majors only; others by consent of instructor.

Techniques and aesthetics of studio photography.

3510. Intaglio Printmaking

Three credits. Two 3-hour studio periods. Prerequisite: ART 2510.

Investigation of black-and-white and color intaglio techniques. A fee of $35 is charged for this course.

3520. Lithography

Three credits. Two 3-hour studio periods. Prerequisite: ART 2510.

Investigation of lithographic techniques. A fee of $35 is charged for this course.

3530. Printmaking Workshop

Variable credit. Two 3-hour studio periods. Prerequisite: ART 3510 or 3520.May be repeated for credit with a change in course content to a maximum of 18 credits.

Workshop for students to continue developing ideas in a print medium. A fee of $35 is charged for this course.

3605. Ceramic Art: Materials and Methods

Three credits. Two 3-hour studio periods. Prerequisite: ART 2610 or instructor consent.

Introduction to contemporary ceramic art materials, methods and studio practices, including clay properties and preparation, ceramic surface treatment investigations, kiln function and firing. Studio assignments focus on enhancement of skill in design and fabrication of ceramic objects. Presentations, discussions and critiques explore ideas and issues in the field of ceramic art.

3610. Pottery and the Vessel

Three credits. Two 3-hour studio periods. Prerequisite: ART 2610. May be repeated for credit with a change in course content to a maximum of 9 credits.

Vessel-oriented ceramics, wheel-thrown and hand-built. Basic technical information on clay, glazes and kiln firings. A fee of $50 is charged for this course.

3620. Sculpture: Clay

Three credits. Two 3-hour studio periods. Prerequisite: ART 2610. May be repeated for credit with a change in course content to a maximum of 9 credits.

Basic principles and techniques of ceramic sculpture. Technical information on clay, glazes and kilns. A fee of $50 is charged for this course.

3630. Sculpture: Wood

Three credits. Two 3-hour studio periods. Prerequisite: ART 2610. May be repeated for credit with a change in course content to a maximum of 9 credits.

Investigation of sculptural form, process, and environment, using wood. A fee of $75 is charged for this course.

3640. Sculpture: Metals

Three credits. Two 3-hour studio periods. Prerequisite: ART 2610. May be repeated for a maximum of 9 credits.

Investigation of sculptural form, process, and environment, using metal fabrication techniques such as welding, forging, and casting. A fee of $50 is charged for this course.

3650. Sculpture: Moldmaking/Casting

Three credits. Two 3-hour studio periods. Prerequisite: ART 2610. May be repeated for credits with a change in course content to a maximum of 9 credits.

Investigation of mold-making techniques and casting processes, including ceramic slip casting, for students in any area of concentration. A fee of $75 is charged for this course.

3655. Ceramics: Mold Making/Casting

Three credits. Two 3-hour studio periods. Prerequisite: ART 2610 or instructor consent; open only to majors, open to non-majors by instructor consent; open to juniors and higher. May be repeated for credit with a change in course content to a maximum of 9 credits.

Investigation of ceramic art mold making and casting techniques and processes. Covers plaster mold making for clay and slip casting, formal design and conceptual invention with cast forms, ceramic surface treatment, installation, and display.

3660. Sculpture Seminar

Three credits. Two 3-hour studio periods. Prerequisite: ART 2610 and 9 credits in any area of concentration; open to juniors or higher.

For the advanced undergraduate in any area of concentration. Exploration of 3-dimensional issues in a studio seminar format. A fee of $50 is charged for this course.

3670. Sculpture/Ceramics: Digital Tools

Three credits. Two 3-hour studio periods. Prerequisite: ART 2610 or instructor consent; open only to majors, open to non-majors by instructor consent; open to juniors and higher. May be repeated for credit with a change in course content to a maximum of 9 credits.

Investigation of the interaction between traditional processes and digital technology in the conception and making of sculptural objects and installations. Introduces design and fabrication methods such as 3D scanning, CAD (computer aided design) programs, and CAM (computer aided manufacturing) tools that include 3D printing, CNC routing, and laser cutting. Presentations, discussions, and critiques explore the social and cultural significance of digital fabrication, and the presence of digital processes in contemporary art.

3990. Cooperative Education in Art

Three credits. Hours by arrangement. Prerequisite: Open to juniors or higher; open only with consent of Department Head. Students taking this course will be assigned a final grade of S (satisfactory) or U (unsatisfactory).

Practicum for students participating in the off-campus Cooperative Education Program.

3991. Studio Internship

Three credits. Hours by arrangement. Prerequisite: Open to juniors or higher; open only with consent of instructor. Students taking this course will be assigned a final grade of S (satisfactory) or U (unsatisfactory).

Supervised practical experience in studio and studio related work. Section one: Communication Design Studio Internship. Supervised practical experience in a commercial design studio, agency or related work. Prerequisite: B average in communication design classes, ART 3120, and consent of instructor. Section two: Photography Studio Internship. Supervised practical experience in a commercial photography studio, agency or in related work. Prerequisite: B average in photography classes, ART 4410 and consent of a photography instructor. Section three: Art Studio Internship. Supervised practical experience in an art studio. Prerequisite: B average in major junior and senior course work and consent of instructor from the major.

3993. Foreign Study

Credits and hours by arrangement. Prerequisite: Open to juniors or higher; consent of department head required. May be repeated with a change in course content.

Special topics taken in a foreign study program.

3995. Investigation of Special Topics

Credits and hours by arrangement. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor; open to juniors or higher. May be repeated for credit with a change in course content.

Special topics. Field trips may be required. A fee of $20 is charged for this course.

3998. Variable Topics

One to six credits. May be repeated with a change in content for a maximum of six credits. Prerequisites and recommended preparation vary. Instructor consent required.

3999. Independent Study

Maximum of up to 6 credits. May be repeated for a total of 6 credits. Prerequisite: Open to juniors or higher. Limited to advanced 5th semester or higher standing and a GPA 3.0, with no outstanding incompletes for any other 3999. Exceptions only by approval of the department head.

For advanced students to develop a special project in advanced studio art.

4110. Graphic Design 4: Communication Dynamics

Three credits. Two 3-hour studio periods. Prerequisite: ART 3120; open only to majors; open to non-majors by instructor consent.

Team taught by professional guest designers, this course explores graphic design as a personal, social, political, and cultural activity and investigates modality of production in visual media. A fee of $35 is charged for this course.

4120. Publication Design

Three credits. Two 3-hour studio periods. Prerequisite: ART 3110.

Introduction to publication design. A fee of $50 is charged for this course.

4130. Graphic Design: Design Center Studio

Three credits. May be repeated to a maximum of six credits. Two 3-hour studio periods. Prerequisite: ART 3120 and consent of instructor, open only to majors.

Professional graphic design studio housed in its own independent design environment providing students with real world practical experience. Design students work on commissioned, client-based, collaborative, commercial and cultural projects from concept to delivery across all media platforms. A fee of $35 is charged for this course.

4410. Advanced Photography

Three credits. Two 3-hour studio periods. Prerequisite: ART 2420; open to Art and Art History majors only; others by consent of instructor; open to juniors or higher. May be repeated once with a change of content.

Advanced problems in the use of photography as an art medium. A fee of $35 is charged for this course.

4901. Senior Project

Three credits. Hours by arrangement. Prerequisite: Open to juniors or higher; open only by instructor consent. To fulfill graduation requirement for B.F.A. students, must be passed with grade of C or better.

Project developed in student’s area of concentration, to be exhibited in the Annual Senior Show. A vigorous and consistent thematic body of work which articulates both technical and conceptual concerns required. A fee of $35 is charged for this course.

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