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  • Prerequisites
  • General Education
  • Writing Emphasis
  • Travel Course
  • Repeatable
  • Additional Fees
Credits1
LAB
Spring
Fall
ART-101

Tools, Safety, and Materials

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

    Credits3
    Lecture
    Fall
    ART-102

    History of the Visual Arts: Ancient to Medieval

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

    • Gen Ed: Fine Arts
    Credits3
    Lecture
    Spring
    ART-103

    History of the Visual Arts II: Renaissance to Modern

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

    • Gen Ed: Fine Arts
    Credits3
    LAB
    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.

      Credits3
      LAB
      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
      Credits3
      LAB
      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.

      • Gen Ed: Fine Arts
      Credits3
      Lecture
      ART-198

      First Year Seminar

      Sorry, this course does not have a description.

      Prerequisites
      Reserved for New Incoming Freshman
        Credits3
        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.

        • Gen Ed: Fine Arts
        Credits3
        LAB
        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.
          Credits3
          LAB
          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.
            Credits3
            LAB
            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
            Credits3
            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 SLF 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.
              Credits3
              LAB
              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.
                Credits3
                LAB
                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
                Credits3
                LAB
                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.
                  Credits1-4
                  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: World Culture
                  • Travel Course
                  • Course is repeatable for credit.
                  Credits3
                  LAB
                  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.
                    Credits3
                    LAB
                    Fall
                    ART-304

                    Figure Drawing

                    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
                    • Course is repeatable to 6 credits.
                    Credits3
                    LAB
                    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
                      Credits3
                      LAB
                      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
                        Credits3
                        LAB
                        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.
                          Credits3
                          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.

                          • Gen Ed: Fine Arts
                          Credits3
                          LAB
                          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.
                            Credits3
                            LAB
                            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.
                              Credits3
                              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.
                                Credits3
                                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.
                                • Course is repeatable to 9 credits.
                                Credits3
                                LAB
                                Spring
                                Fall
                                ART-355

                                Intermediate Fibers/Textiles

                                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.
                                  Credits3
                                  LAB
                                  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.
                                    Credits3
                                    LAB
                                    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.
                                      Credits3
                                      LAB
                                      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.
                                        Credits3
                                        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
                                        Credits3
                                        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: World Culture,Fine Arts
                                        Credits3
                                        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
                                        Credits3
                                        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
                                        Credits3
                                        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.
                                        Credits3
                                        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.
                                        Credits3
                                        LAB
                                        Spring
                                        ART-402

                                        Advanced Drawing

                                        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.
                                        • Course is repeatable to 9 credits.
                                        Credits3
                                        LAB
                                        Spring
                                        Fall
                                        ART-410

                                        Advanced Painting

                                        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
                                        • Course is repeatable to 9 credits.
                                        Credits3
                                        LAB
                                        Spring
                                        Fall
                                        ART-421

                                        Advanced Sculpture

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

                                        Prerequisites
                                        P: Art 321.
                                        • Course is repeatable to 9 credits.
                                        Credits3
                                        LAB
                                        Spring
                                        Fall
                                        ART-431

                                        Advanced Ceramics

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

                                        Prerequisites
                                        P: Art 331.
                                        • Course is repeatable to 9 credits.
                                        Credits3
                                        Lecture
                                        Spring
                                        ART-443

                                        Advanced Problems in Photography

                                        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.
                                        • Course is repeatable to 9 credits.
                                        Credits3
                                        LAB
                                        Spring
                                        Fall
                                        ART-453

                                        Advanced Fibers/Textiles

                                        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.
                                        • Course is repeatable to 9 credits.
                                        Credits3
                                        LAB
                                        Spring
                                        Fall
                                        ART-463

                                        Advanced Jewelry/Metals

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

                                        Prerequisites
                                        P: Art 364.
                                        • Course is repeatable to 9 credits.
                                        Credits3
                                        LAB
                                        Spring
                                        Fall
                                        ART-470

                                        Advanced Printmaking

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

                                        Prerequisites
                                        P: Art 371, 373, 375 or 377.
                                        • Course is repeatable to 9 credits.
                                        Credits3
                                        Lecture
                                        ART-483

                                        SELECTED TOPICS

                                        P: May be repeatable for credit. None.

                                        • Course is repeatable for credit.
                                        Credits3
                                        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: AVD 102, 103, 202 AND AVD 370, 371 or AVD/WOST 372.
                                          Credits3
                                          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.
                                          Credits1-12
                                          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.
                                          Credits1-4
                                          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.
                                          Credits1-6
                                          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: World Culture
                                          • Travel Course
                                          • Course is repeatable for credit.