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ART 1163: Basic Digital Photography

Cross-listed: JOUR 1163

Basic Digital Photography, an introduction to the medium, its history, techniques and theory. This course will teach students the basics of photographic composition, lighting, camera and lens operation, editing and printing using the digital format.

ART 1303: Introduction to Drawing

An introduction to structural and expressive responses in drawing by the study of line, volume, shape, light perspective, the media, and their interrelations.

Studio six hours. $36 art fee.

ART 1403: Two-dimensional Design

Basic study of elements and principles of two-dimensional design employing a variety of tools and materials.

Studio six hours. $36 art fee.

ART 1503: Introduction to Graphic Design

Prerequisites: ART 1403, ART 1303 or permission of instructor.

An introduction to fundamental graphic design principles, techniques and materials.

Studio six hours. $36 art fee.

ART 2103: Art History I

ACTS Common Course - ARTA2003

An examination of the periods and western cultures responsible for major artistic monuments and achievements from pre history through the Gothic period.

ART 2113: Art History II

ACTS Common Course - ARTA2103

A western art survey of the events, people, and stylistic trends involved in the development of major art forms from the era of the Italian Renaissance to the present.

ART 2123: Experiencing Art

ACTS Common Course - ARTA1003

This course is designed to provide a background in art and the related processes so that a student may develop powers of observation and thereby respond to a work of art.

ART 2213: Digital Skills for the Graphic Designer

Students will learn graphic design software which they will, in turn, use to create various projects.

Studio six hours. $36 art fee.

ART 2303: Figure Drawing

Prerequisite: ART 1303.

Introduction to the study of the human figure. A major emphasis will be directed to exercises in the study of anatomy, proportion, and line as it relates to the figure.

Studio six hours. $36 art fee.

ART 2403: Color Design

Basic application of color principles and color theory.

Studio six hours. $36 art fee.

ART 2413: Three-dimensional Design

Prerequisite: ART 1403

Basic study of three-dimensional problems of structure, spatial organization, and introductory sculptural concerns.

Studio six hours. $36 art fee.

ART 3003: Concepts in Art Education

Prerequisite: Sophomore Review.

Introduction to theory and specialized practice in art education issues as applied to elementary art experience. Studio processes, art criticism, aesthetics, and art history methodology will be incorporated into lessons implemented as part of field experience in local elementary schools.

Studio six hours. $36 art fee.

ART 3013: Art Education Practicum

Prerequisite: Sophomore Review.

Curriculum design with emphasis on visual art standards, art media, and assessment as applied to teaching on the secondary level. Students will implement a unit of study in partnership with local schools.

Studio six hours. $36 art fee.

ART 3073: Introduction to Sculpture

Prerequisite: Completion of sophomore review or permission of Department Head

Basic techniques of sculpture and sculptural composition. Modeling, casting, carving, and constructive processes are introduced.

Studio six hours. $100 art fee.

ART 3113: Art History, American

Prerequisite: Sophomore Review.

A study of art forms in architecture, painting, sculpture and craft from Colonial times to the present.

ART 3123: Art History, Renaissance

Prerequisite: ART 2103, ART 2113f the Department Head

A concentrated study of art forms in architecture, painting, sculpture and crafts during the period of the Italian and Northern Renaissance.

ART 3133: Art History, Americas & Africa

Prerequisites: ART 2103 or ART 2113, and Sophomore Review

A study of the art of Africa, with a strong focus on African cultures south of the Sahara, along with art of native peoples of North, Central, and South America from both before and after contact with Europeans. Contemporary works by African, Latin American, and Native American artists will also be studied.

ART 3143: Art History, Asia & Pacific

Prerequisites: ART 2103 or ART 2113, and Sophomore Review.

A study of the art of South, East, and Southeast Asia, the islands of the Pacific, and the Aboriginal cultures of Australia. Contemporary works by artists from these regions will also be studied.

ART 3203: Typography and Layout

Prerequisites: ART 1503, ART 2213, and completion of Sophomore Review.

Beginning and intermediate problems in layout designs as well as the effective use of type.

Studio six hours. $36 art fee.

ART 3223: Three-dimensional Graphic Design

Prerequisites: ART 1503, ART 2213, ART 3203 and Completion of Sophomore Review

Studio problems in the design and presentation of 3 D advertising packaging and displays.

Studio six hours. $36 art fee.

ART 3232: Production Techniques

Prerequisites: ART 1503, ART 3203, ART 3223

Course on preparing graphic design pieces for commercial printing.

Studio six hours. $24 art fee.

ART 3243: Web Design

Prerequisites: ART 2213, 3203, and Sophomore Review.

Introduce basic website planning, content editing and creation using graphic arts techniques. Screen-based color theory, web design aesthetics, use of graphic editors, and interface design are explored.

Studio six hours. $36 art fee.*
*Fee removed effective fall 2013

ART 3253: Computer Illustration

Prerequisites: ART 2213 and Sophomore Review.

This course will provide students with advanced conceptual skills in computer illustration and digital imaging. Students will acquire intermediate knowledge in vector and pixel-based drawing formats, digital painting effects, comic art/video game illustration, storyboarding and coloring through the completion of integrated design projects.

Studio six hours. $36 art fee.

ART 3303: Drawing Studio I

Prerequisites: Completion of Sophomore Review or permission of Department Head.

The application of the theories and techniques of drawing as they relate to the study of composition in finished works of art.

Studio six hours. $36 art fee.

ART 3403: Introduction to Opaque Painting

Prerequisites: ART 1303, ART 1403, ART 2403, Sophomore Review or permission of instructor.

The exploration of opaque painting techniques. Traditional oil, acrylic and alkyd will be studied.

Studio six hours. $36 art fee.

ART 3503: Painting Studio I

Prerequisites: ART 3403 and Sophomore Review.

A continued study in the opaque or transparent painting techniques. Emphasis will be directed toward the economy of conception and performance in the completion of finished works of art.

Studio six hours. $36 art fee.

ART 3533: Watercolor Painting

Prerequisite: Completion of Sophomore Review or permission of Department Head.

The exploration of transparent water painting techniques.

Studio six hours. $36 art fee.

ART 3603: Introduction to Ceramics

Prerequisite: Completion of Sophomore Review or permission of Department Head.

An introduction to ceramics, emphasizing the imaginative design and production of ceramic objects utilizing hand building and wheel throwing techniques. Exposure to the complete ceramic process through the use of demonstrations, slides, and lectures.

Studio six hours. $100 art fee.

ART 3703: Sculpture Studio I

Prerequisite: ART 3073

A continued study of sculptural techniques introduced in Introduction to Sculpture, allowing for student expansion and specialization on individual conceptions.

Studio six hours. $100 art fee.

ART 3713: Sculpture Studio II

Prerequisite: ART 3703

A continued study of sculptural techniques introduced in Introduction to Sculpture, allowing for student expansion and specialization on individual conceptions.

Studio six hours. $100 art fee.

ART 3803: Introduction to Printmaking

Prerequisite: Completion of Sophomore Review or permission of Department Head.

A survey of traditional printmaking techniques will be taught including intaglio, relief, and monotype.

Studio six hours. $100 art fee.

ART 3813: Printmaking Studio I

Prerequisites: ART 3803 and Sophomore Review.

Printmaking activities introduced in Introduction to Printmaking will be used as a basis for the student to expand and specialize. Students will be expected to develop an individual print series in one or more print techniques.

Studio six hours. $100 art fee.

ART 3903: Introduction to Fiber Arts

Prerequisite: Completion of Sophomore Review or permission of Department Head.

An introduction to fiber arts to include historical and cultural connections, techniques and processes associated with materials studies such as weaving, papermaking, textile design, and mixed media.

Studio six hours. $36 art fee.

ART 4103: Art History, Modern 1789-1945

Prerequisite: ART 2113

A study of the artists, movements, and theories of European art from the French Revolution to World War II.

ART 4113: Art History, Art After 1945

Prerequisites: ART 2113 and Sophomore Review

A study of the artists, movements, and theories of Western art since 1945, with an emphasis on art of the United States.

ART 4123: Art History, Medieval

Prerequisite: ART 2103, sophomore review or permission of instructor.

A study of the art and architecture of the European Middle Ages, from the rise of Christianity through the Gothic period.

ART 4163: Advanced Digital Photography

Cross-listed: JOUR 4163

Prerequisite: JOUR (ART) 1163 or consent of instructor.

Advanced techniques in digital photography are explored to expand the student's understanding of the digital processes as they relate to computer editing, manipulation and printing of digital images. Students will also study current theories of visual communication that relate to the field of digital photography.

ART 4231: Graphic Design Exhibition

Offered: spring

Prerequisites: ART 1503, ART 2213, ART 3203, ART 3223, ART 3232, ART 3243, ART 3253, ART 4623 and Sophomore Review.

Co-requisite: ART 4243

The purpose of the course is to provide the student an opportunity to present their work in a professional manner in a public venue.

ART 4233: Techniques for Illustration

Prerequisite: Completion of Sophomore Review or permission of Department Head.

Application of fine art drawing and painting techniques to illustration problems.

Studio six hours. $36 art fee.

ART 4243: Professional Portfolio Preparation for Graphic Designers

Prerequisites: ART 1503, ART 2213, ART 3203, ART 3223, or permission of Department Head.

Co-requisite: ART 4231

Review. The purpose of this course is to prepare the student for entry into the professional world through the development of a resume and the presentation of their work.

$36 art fee.

ART 4313: Drawing Studio II

Prerequisites: ART 3303 and Sophomore Review.

The further development of advanced drawing concepts and skills. This course will deal with each student on a one to one basis. The student will present a "contract of drawing projects" subject to instructor's approval.

Studio six hours. $36 art fee.

ART 4323: Drawing Studio III

Prerequisites: ART 3303 and Sophomore Review.

The further development of advanced drawing concepts and skills. This course will deal with each student on a one to one basis. The student will present a "contract of drawing projects" subject to instructor's approval.

Studio six hours. $36 art fee.

ART 4503: Painting Studio II

Prerequisites: ART 3503 and Sophomore Review.

Advanced study of the opaque/ transparent painting techniques. Emphasis will be theme oriented. Each student must submit to the instructor a "painting contract" which must be approved.

Studio six hours. $36 art fee.

ART 4603: Ceramics Studio I

Prerequisites: ART 3603 and Sophomore Review.

A study of advanced techniques and skills. This course will deal with each student on a one to one basis. Each student must submit a "contract of ceramics project" subject to instructor's approval.

Studio six hours. $100 art fee.

ART 4613: Ceramics Studio II

Prerequisites: ART 3603 and Sophomore Review.

A study of advanced techniques and skills. This course will deal with each student on a one to one basis. Each student must submit a "contract of ceramics project" subject to instructor's approval.

Studio six hours. $100 art fee.

ART 4623: Animation Techniques

Prerequisite: ART 2213 and completion of Sophomore Review or permission of Department Head.

Introduce basic drawing/2D animation, and create movies/cartoons, motion graphics/interactive content using multimedia tools and techniques. Time-based media, animation timing, use of audio-visual editors, and effective storyboard techniques are explored.

Studio six hours. $36 art fee.

ART 4703: Senior Project and Exhibition

Offered: Spring

Prerequisites: Junior Review, Sophomore Review.

This course is required for all Fine Arts majors, and elective for Graphic Design and Art Education majors.

ART 4723: Art History Seminar

Prerequisite: 6 hours of Art History or permission of the Department Head

This course will provide a forum for in-depth examination of a particular artist, movement, theme, or period in art history.

ART 4733,4736: Graphic Design Internship

Prerequisites: ART 1503, ART 2213, ART 3203, ART 3233, Sophomore Review, Junior Review and instructor's permission.

A supervised, practical experience providing graphic design majors with professional hands-on training in a position relating to an area within their chosen field of graphic design at a cooperating business.

ART 4803: Printmaking Studio II

Prerequisites: ART 3813, Sophomore Review and permission of Instructor.

A concentration on printmaking techniques which will develop additional strength and capability in the student.

Studio six hours. $100 art fee.

ART 4823: Art Criticism and Aesthetics

Prerequisite: 3 hours of Art History or permission of Department Head

Perspectives on analyzing and interpreting works of art required for art education majors. The course may be used as an art history elective for graphics and fine arts majors.

ART 4833: Advanced Web Design

Prerequisite: ART 3243

Builds upon the fundamental concepts and skills developed in ART 3243: Web Design. Students will take an in-depth look at website development and strategies. Advanced web editing and scripting techniques will be used to complete projects and build a professional web portfolio.

Studio six hours. $36 art fee.

ART 4883: Advanced Studio Studies

Prerequisite: Senior Status or permission of Department Head

Advanced Studio Studies is an advanced studio course with a revolving focus selected by the art faculty to provide research in particular skills, subjects, or trends in art & media.

Note: This course can be repeated for credit if course content differs.

Studio six hours. $45 art fee.

ART 4951,4952,4953,4954: Undergraduate Research in Art

Offered: On demand

Prerequisite: Departmental approval

Advanced students carry out independent research activity relating to a significant problem in a major field of study. Supervised by faculty member. Formal report and presentation required. One to four credits depending on problem selected and effort made.

ART 4991,4992,4993,4994: Special Problems in Art

This course requires advance approval by the instructor, department head, and the dean of school. Designed to provide certain advanced students with further concentration in a particular area.

Fee may apply.