Art

ART 10303 (TM) Art Appreciation

A survey course examining the role of the visual arts from a number of cultural perspectives, or “functions of art”. This course will also study the structure and design components of art, as well as the various media and techniques used to create it. Throughout the semester, there will be a survey of a selection of art objects, taking into account the cultural, historical, political, religious, and social forces that influence artistic production. This course is intended for non-majors. Art majors will cover these topics in other courses. Prerequisites: None. Fall/Spring

Offered Fall, Spring for 3 Semester hours.

ART 10403 Two-Dimensional Design

An introduction to the elements and fundamental principles of design and composition in the visual arts. For students in the licensure program – instructional objectives, teaching strategies, and evaluation techniques will enable them to transfer subject content to the classroom. Prerequisites: None. (Fall)

ART 10503 Three-Dimensional Design

The application of design elements and principles towards the understanding and creation of three-dimensional objects in visual art. Prerequisites: None. ART 10403 recommended. (Spring)

ART 12301 Art Portfolio

This course includes the creation of a professional resume/curriculum vitae and image portfolio for visual artists. Students will also develop their concept of what a life in the visual arts entails. Prerequisites: None. (Fall)

ART 12403 Drawing I

An introduction to the technical and expressive aspects of drawing. Prerequisites: None. (Fall)

ART 15404 Western Art History I

A survey of the major developments in painting, sculpture, architecture, and peripheral arts of the Western world from prehistoric times to the Gothic era. Prerequisites: None. (Fall)

ART 20104 Raster Graphics

An introduction to creating and manipulating pixel based graphics using Adobe Photoshop. Students will use original and appropriated imagery to create original graphics. Basic principles of art and design will be emphasized. Prerequisites: None. (Fall)

ART 20204 Vector Graphics

An introduction to the basics of creating and manipulating vector graphics using Adobe Illustrator and Adobe InDesign. Students will use original and appropriated imagery to create original graphics. Basic principles of art and design will be emphasized, including type, page layout, image/type interaction, etc. Prerequisites: None. (Fall)

ART 20304 Web Graphics

An introduction to the basics of creating graphics for the internet using Adobe Dreamweaver and Flash. Students will learn to compose and assemble text, graphics, and links to create original web sites and pages. Basic principles of art and design will be emphasized. This is not a programming course, but the course does cover the basics of html and css. Students will purchase server space on a commercial server and publish their coursework. Prerequisites: None. ART 20104 Raster Graphics or knowledge of Adobe Photoshop. (Spring)

ART 21504 Printmaking I

An introduction to printmaking as an art form. Topics may include but are not limited to Relief, Intaglio, Lithography, Serigraphy, and Photomechanical printmaking. Prerequisites: None. (Spring)

Offered Spring for 4 Semester hours.

ART 23201 Exhibits

An introduction to the basic skills of installing art exhibits, preparing publicity materials, and other tasks associated with running an art gallery. Prerequisites: None. (Spring)

ART 23504 Ceramics I

An introduction to the fundamental techniques of working with clay. Wheel throwing, hand-building, clay and glaze chemistry, and firing processes will be included in the course content. Prerequisites: None. (Fall)

Offered Fall for 4 Semester hours.

ART 24504 Sculpture I

An introduction to the materials and techniques of sculpture. Students will work in a variety of media, and learn the proper and safe use of shop tools and equipment. Prerequisites: None. (Spring)

Offered Spring for 4 Semester hours.

ART 25404 Western Art History II

A survey of the major developments in painting, sculpture, architecture, and peripheral arts of the Western world from the Renaissance era to the late twentieth century. Prerequisites: None. ART 15404 recommended. (Spring)

Offered Spring for 4 Semester hours.

ART 26604 Darkroom Photography I

An introduction to black and white film photography as a tool of individual expression. The student will develop and print their photographs in the darkroom and produce an individual portfolio. Prerequisites: None. (Fall)

Offered Fall for 4 Semester hours.

ART 26904 Digital Photography

An introduction to the technical, artistic, and conceptual principles of digital photography. Prerequisites: None. (Spring)

Offered Spring for 4 Semester hours.

ART 28604 Painting I

An introduction to the technical, artistic, and conceptual principals of oil painting. Prerequisites: None. (Spring)

Offered Spring for 4 Semester hours.

ART 28801-04 Selected Topics in Art

This course is designed to offer students flexible subjects and topics as requests, need, and/or enrollment arises. Specific course syllabi will vary with each course offering.  Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.(On Demand)

Offered On Demand for 1-4 Semester hours.

ART 30104 Junior Design Studio I

Students will work independently or in small groups to create original graphics in a classroom lab setting. Regular critiques and discussions will help the student form their own design sensibilities. Lectures and demonstrations will expand the student’s knowledge of design software, typography, printing and reproduction techniques. Prerequisites: ART 20204, ART 20304, or permission of instructor. (Fall)

ART 30204 Junior Design Studio II

A continuation of Junior Design Studio I. Students will build on the knowledge learned in previous classes to refine their design sensibilities and make more professional and ambitious work. Lectures and demonstrations will expand the student’s knowledge of design software, especially as it relates to interactive web graphics. Prerequisite: ART 30104 Junior Design Studio I or permission of instructor. (Spring)

ART 31504 Printmaking II

A continuation of Printmaking I. Students will pursue independent study in a variety of print media, focusing primarily on photo-mechanical processes. Prerequisites: ART 21504 or permission of instructor. (Spring)

ART 33504 Ceramics II

A continuation of Ceramics I. Skills in the techniques of working with clay, glaze, and firing processes will be developed. Students will work towards their own aesthetic with the instructor’s guidance and help. Prerequisite: ART 23504 or permission of instructor. (Fall)

ART 34504 Sculpture II

A continuation of Sculpture I, focusing on an expanded variety of materials and techniques, and a refinement of the students’ technical, conceptual, and aesthetic skills. Students will have more freedom in project choice, and more responsibility for research and production of finished works. Prerequisite: ART 24504 or permission of instructor. (Spring)

ART 36503 Non-Western Art History

Survey of non-western art traditions from Asia, the Americas, Africa, and the Pacific region from ancient times to present. Prerequisites: None. (Spring)

ART 36604 Darkroom Photography II

A continuation of Darkroom Photography I, with added emphasis upon introducing a wider variety of photographic films, papers, and developers. Students will be expected to produce a portfolio that reflects a personal style and attitude towards image and content. Prerequisite: ART 26604 or permission of instructor. (Fall)

ART 38504 Drawing II

A continuation of ART 12403 Drawing I. Students explore a variety of media, subject matter and approaches, and the course assignments may include any or all of the following: Color Drawing Media, Watercolor, Mixed Media, Figure Drawing, Collage, and experimental drawing techniques. Prerequisites: ART 12403 or permission of instructor. (Spring)

ART 38604 Painting II

A continuation of Painting I. There will be an emphasis upon the development of a portfolio of work that reflects a more personal approach to composition, content, and technique. Prerequisite: ART 28604 or permission of instructor. (Spring)

ART 40104 Senior Design Studio I

Students will provide professional design services to the university and the community. Projects will be selected by the instructor and students, and the faculty will supervise the design, production, and delivery of completed work to the client. Students will refine and develop their professional portfolio and continue designing promotional material related to their career. Prerequisites: ART 30204 or permission of instructor. (Fall)

ART 40204 Senior Design Studio II

A continuation of ART 40104 Senior Design Studio I, Students will continue to provide professional design services to the university and the community. Students will complete the assembly of their professional portfolio and promotional material. Prerequisites: ART 40104 or permission of instructor. (Spring)

ART 41504 Printmaking III

A continuation of Printmaking II. Students will continue the development of their technical, aesthetic, and conceptual skills as they take on more challenging projects, new materials, and work more independently. Prerequisites: ART 31504 or permission of instructor. (Spring)

ART 43504 Ceramics III

A continuation of Ceramics II. Skills in the techniques of working with clay, glaze, and firing processes will be developed. Students will continue to define and explore a personal aesthetic and begin to work more independently. Prerequisites: ART 33504 or permission of instructor. (Fall)

ART 44504 Sculpture III

A continuation of Sculpture II. Students will continue the development of their technical, aesthetic and conceptual skills, as they take on more challenging projects, new materials, and work more independently. Prerequisites: ART 34504 or permission of instructor. (Spring)

ART 48501 Senior Exhibit

Students will gather, document, and present the work they created throughout their academic careers. This is a capstone course that includes an exhibition of student work, a professional portfolio, and an exit interview. Prerequisites: BFA and Art Education majors only, senior status. (Spring)

ART 48604 Painting III

A continuation of Painting II. There will be an emphasis upon the development of a cohesive portfolio that reflects formal and conceptual concerns. Prerequisites: ART 38604. (Spring)

ART 48801-04 Selected Topics in Art

This course is designed to offer students flexible subjects and topics as requests, need, and/or enrollment arises. Specific course syllabi will vary with each course offering. Students will continue the development of their technical, aesthetic, and conceptual skills, as they take on more challenging projects, new materials, and work more independently. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. (On Demand)

Offered On Demand for 1-4 Semester hours.