Art (ART)

ART 100  |  Foundations of Art and Visual Culture  |  3 cr

Introduces basic concepts and techniques of visual analysis and explores key issues in art history and visual culture, including the Western canon, gender, multiculturalism, modern and contemporary art, and the meanings of high art, craft and design.

Prerequisites: None.

Offered: Fall, Spring.

Meets: Humanities and the Arts: ART

ART 102  |  Introduction to Two Dimensional Design  |  3 cr

Explores the visual language used in two-dimensional design, emphasizing the fundamental elements and principles of composition and color through lecture and studio problems.

Prerequisites: None.

Offered: Fall, Spring.

Meets: Humanities and the Arts: ART

ART 103  |  Introduction to 3-D Design  |  3 cr

Exploration of the visual language used in three-dimensional design emphasizing the fundamental elements and principles through lecture and studio problems in a variety of sculptural processes.

Prerequisites: None.

Offered: Fall, Spring.

Meets: Humanities and the Arts: ART

ART 104  |  Introduction to Digital Art  |  3 cr

Explores the digital visual language through various software programs used in the fields of digital art, graphic design, web design and digital fabrication, emphasizing the basic principles of composition through lecture and studio problems. Lab fee.

Prerequisites: None.

Offered: Fall, Spring.

ART 105  |  Introduction to Graphic Design  |  3 cr

Explores introductory graphic design topics through various software programs, studio problems and class lectures. Lab fee required.

Prerequisites: None.

Offered: Fall, Spring.

ART 122  |  Introduction to Drawing  |  3 cr

Exploration of the media and process of drawing to develop a visual language for representing visual imagery and cultivating perceptual and conceptual awareness.

Prerequisites: None.

Offered: Fall, Spring.

Meets: Humanities and the Arts: ART

ART 125  |  Survey of World Art  |  3 cr

Examines art history from the prehistoric era to the present with a global perspective. Covers the application visual analysis and to understand art in its social, political and historic contexts.

Prerequisites: None.

Offered: Fall, Spring.

Meets: Humanities and the Arts: ART

ART 203  |  Beginning Ceramics  |  3 cr

An introduction to the fundamental aesthetic concepts and technical methods of creating works in clay emphasizing historical and contemporary developments of ceramics. Students will be exposed to the basics of ceramics in wheel throwing, hand building, glazing and firing.

Prerequisites: ART 103 or consent of instructor.

Offered: Fall, Spring.

ART 226  |  Modern Art and Graphic Design  |  3 cr

Examines major movements and styles in art and graphic design since 1900 and introduces key critical concepts and theories used to understand and analyze this work.

Prerequisites: One of the following: ANTH 200, ART 100, ART 125, ENGL 266, HUMA 200, PHIL 213 or THEA 150.

Offered: Fall, Spring.

ART 236  |  Beginning Sculpture  |  3 cr

Explores both historical and contemporary developments in sculpture emphasizing fundamental aesthetic concepts and technical methods. Students are directed through three basic techniques: reduction, addition, and casting.

Prerequisites: ART 103.

Offered: Fall.

ART 238  |  Beginning Woodworking and Furniture Design  |  3 cr

Introduction into the craft of woodworking as it specifically relates to the art of furniture making. Both functional and aesthetic considerations will be explored as well as the history of furniture over the centuries.

Prerequisites: ART 103 or consent of instructor.

ART 251  |  Beginning Printmaking  |  3 cr

Investigates the following print processed: relief, intaglio, monotype, serigraphy and lithography. Emphasizes historical developments and the contemporary role of print media, both formally and functionally.

Prerequisites: ART 102, ART 122.

Offered: Fall, Spring.

ART 274  |  Typography I  |  3 cr

Introduces the theories and history of typography within the context of graphic design. Lab fee required.

Prerequisites: ART 102, ART 104, and ART 105.

Offered: Fall, Spring.

ART 282  |  Beginning Painting  |  3 cr

Introduces the aesthetic, technical and thematic dimensions of oil painting as a fundamental visual language of expression from both traditional and contemporary perspectives.

Prerequisites: ART 102, 122.

Offered: Fall, Spring.

ART 287  |  Topics in Graphic Design:  |  3 cr

Explores selected topics in the field of graphic design. Focuses on diverse mediums, content, and projects.

Prerequisites: Varies with topic.

Offered: Occasionally.

ART 289  |  Topics in Three-Dimensional Studio Art:  |  3 cr

Special topics in three dimensional mediums including metals, fibers, ceramics, sculpture, woodworking, and book arts. Traditional and experimental materials and approaches will be explored. May be repeated for credit with different topic.

Prerequisites: Varies with topic.

Offered: Occasionally.

ART 290  |  Special Topics in Art  |  1-4 cr

Selected topics in the visual arts and their interrelationship will be studied. Lab fee varies with topic.

Prerequisites: Varies with topic.

Offered: Occasionally.

ART 299  |  Independent Study  |  1-4 cr

Special projects selected by student and approved by instructor. Includes a detailed project proposal. Lab fee varies with topic.

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor and department chair.

Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

ART 303  |  Intermediate Ceramics  |  3 cr

Further development of the fundamental aesthetic concepts and technical methods used in creating works in clay emphasizing historical and contemporary trends and artistic intent. Various firing methods will be addressed.

Prerequisites: ART 203.

Offered: Fall.

ART 315  |  Anthropology of Non-Western Art  |  3 cr

Examines indigenous arts and material culture with focus on functions of art related to social organization, belief systems and culture change; includes selected prehistoric and contemporary art forms. Cross-listed with: ANTH 315.

Prerequisites: ANTH 100 or ART 100 or ART 125.

Offered: Occasionally.

ART 322  |  Intermediate Drawing  |  3 cr

Explores the formal and conceptual possibilities of the drawn mark as a visual language incorporating historical references both traditional and contemporary.

Prerequisites: ART 102, ART 122.

Offered: Occasionally.

ART 325  |  Art Methods for Elementary-Middle  |  3 cr

Covers theory, practice and methods for elementary and middle school level art education.

Prerequisites: Concurrent with EDU 430; consent of instructor.

Offered: Spring.

ART 326  |  Art Methods for High School  |  3 cr

Covers theory, practice and methods for high school level art education.

Prerequisites: Concurrent with EDU 440; consent of instructor.

Offered: Fall.

ART 331  |  Life Drawing  |  3 cr

Investigates the human form using diverse media with an emphasis on structural, anatomical, and personal expressive analysis.

Prerequisites: ART 102, ART 122.

Offered: Occasionally.

ART 336  |  Intermediate sculpture  |  3 cr

Further exploration of aesthetic concepts and technical methods used in sculpture while selecting from an expanded range of processes embracing fabrication, carving and casting.

Prerequisites: ART 236.

Offered: Spring.

ART 338  |  Intermediate Woodworking and Furniture Design  |  3 cr

Further exploration of design concepts in addition to the introduction of alternative joinery methods and materials as they relate to the craft of furniture making.

Prerequisites: ART 238 or consent of instructor.

Offered: Spring.

ART 351  |  Intermediate Printmaking  |  3 cr

Studies the aesthetic and technical principles of printmaking focusing on lithography, both stone and plate.

Prerequisites: ART 251.

Offered: Fall, Spring.

ART 371  |  Digital Photography  |  3 cr

Investigates the creative practice of digital photography for both print and screen. Emphasizes conceptual development as it relates to the medium and students' own creative visions. Requires lab fee.

Prerequisites: ART 102 or instructor consent and ART 104.

Offered: Fall, Spring.

ART 372  |  Graphic Design I  |  3 cr

Explores design history, theory, technique and the formal language of graphic communications. Lab fee required.

Prerequisites: ART 102, ART 104 and ART 105.

Offered: Fall, Spring.

ART 374  |  Typography II  |  3 cr

Utilization of the fundamentals of typography to solve complex design problems.

Prerequisites: ART 274.

Offered: Spring.

ART 377  |  Interactive Design I  |  3 cr

Explores the modern field of interactive design from a graphic designer's viewpoint. Includes the conceptual and aesthetic approach to interactive design. Lab fee required.

Prerequisites: ART 105 and one of: ART 372; CSCI 130, CSCI 145, CSCI 241 or MIS 221.

Offered: Fall, Spring.

ART 382  |  Intermediate Painting  |  3 cr

Continued aesthetic and technical exploration of the painted image involving a variety of media.

Prerequisites: ART 282.

Offered: Fall, Spring.

ART 387  |  Topics in Graphic Design  |  3 cr

Explores topics in the field of graphic design. Focuses on diverse mediums, content, and projects.

Prerequisites: Varies by topic.

Offered: Occasionally.

ART 390  |  Special Topics in Art  |  1-4 cr

Selected topics in the visual arts and their interrelationship will be studied at the intermediate level. Lab fee varies with topic.

Prerequisites: Varies with topic.

Offered: Occasionally.

ART 391  |  Selected Topics in Art History  |  3 cr

Examines selected topics in art history. May be repeated for credit with a different topic.

Prerequisites: Varies with topic.

Offered: Fall, Spring.

ART 392  |  Professional Practice  |  2 cr

Provides insight into the professional aspects of studio art and graphic design fields. Includes professional application materials, photographic documentation, career options, post-baccalaureate pursuits, and the business of art and design.

Prerequisites: Art or graphic design major, junior standing; or consent of instructor.

Offered: Fall, Spring.

ART 399  |  Independent Study  |  1-4 cr

Special projects selected by intermediate level students and approved instructor. Includes a detailed project proposal.

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor and department chair.

Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

ART 403  |  Advanced Ceramics  |  3 cr

Extended work in ceramic processes, with emphasis placed on gaining proficiency in the medium and in developing a personal body of artwork.

Prerequisites: ART 303.

Offered: Fall.

ART 422  |  Advanced Drawing  |  3 cr

Explores the aesthetic technical and thematic possibilities of the drawn mark, with emphasis on the development of the student's personal vision. May repeat for credit.

Prerequisites: ART 322 or ART 330 or ART 331.

Offered: Occasionally.

ART 431  |  Figure Studio  |  3 cr

Emphasizes experimental exploration of the human form with an expressive focus in a variety of media with more individualized technical and aesthetic development.

Prerequisites: ART 331.

Offered: Fall.

ART 436  |  Advanced Sculpture  |  3 cr

Emphasizes in-depth exploration of one or more recommended sculptural processes in relation to an individualized aesthetic point of view. May repeat for credit.

Prerequisites: ART 336.

Offered: Spring.

ART 438  |  Advanced Woodworking and Furniture Design  |  3 cr

Investigates personal design aesthetic as it relates to construction, materials and methods of furniture making.

Prerequisites: ART 338.

Offered: Spring.

ART 451  |  Advanced Printmaking  |  3 cr

Studies print media and related forms. Portfolio creation and concept emphasis will coincide with the development of alternative print processes. Includes the broadening definition printmaking. May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: ART 351.

Offered: Fall.

ART 471  |  Advanced Digital Photography  |  3 cr

Continues practice in digital photography. Emphasizes conceptual development related to the medium and students' own creative visions. May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: ART 371.

Offered: Fall, Spring.

ART 472  |  Graphic Design II  |  3 cr

Analysis of issues related to branding, identity, and design. Emphasis is on the development of strong concepts which communicate effectively.

Prerequisites: ART 372, ART 374.

Offered: Fall.

ART 477  |  Interactive Design II  |  3 cr

Examines advanced problems in interactive design from a designer's viewpoint comprising the conceptual and aesthetic approach to interactive design including both static and dynamic forms.

Prerequisites: Art 377.

Offered: Spring.

ART 482  |  Advanced Painting  |  3 cr

Express individual problems in painting using a variety of media.

Prerequisites: ART 382.

Offered: Spring.

ART 487  |  Design Portfolio  |  3 cr

Students create, develop, and revise a professional-quality portfolio of design work appropriate to the student's career goals that showcases the breadth and individuality of his or her work. May be in conjunction with student-acquired internships.

Prerequisites: ART 472 or consent of instructor.

Offered: Fall, Spring.

ART 490  |  Special Topics in Art  |  1-4 cr

Selected topics in art will be studied. Lab fee varies with topic.

Prerequisites: Varies with topic.

Offered: Occasionally.

ART 493  |  Senior Studio  |  4 cr

Provides opportunity for a rigorous, self-generated studio experience, focusing on the creation of a significant body of work as a culmination of the student's undergraduate education in the visual arts. Requires exhibition of artwork. May be repeated for credit with department permission. Lab fee varies by topic.

Prerequisites: Senior standing, department approval.

Offered: Fall, Spring.

ART 494  |  Art Internship  |  1-4 cr

Practical experience in studio and curatorial situations in business, industry, galleries and museums. Joint supervision by faculty member and organization representative. May repeat in different areas.

Prerequisites: Art major, junior standing; consent of instructor and department chair.

Offered: Fall, Spring.

ART 497  |  Senior Critique Seminar  |  1 cr

Serves as the capstone for the art major not seeking a studio art concentration. Students will develop their understanding of art through criticism using oral critiques and written analysis.

Prerequisites: Art major, senior standing; or instructor consent; field trips to local/regional galleries and museums.

Offered: Fall, Spring.

ART 499  |  Independent Study  |  1-4 cr

Special projects selected by advanced level student and approved instructor. Includes a detailed project proposal.

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor and department chair.

Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

ART 690  |  Special Topics in Art  |  1-4 cr

Selected topics in art will be studied.

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor.

Offered: Occasionally.

ART 699  |  Independent Study  |  1-3 cr

Special projects selected by student and approved instructor. Includes a detailed project proposal.

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor and department chair.

Offered: Occasionally.