Undergrad Catalog 2010

Art Courses - 3000 and Up

ART 3030. Advanced Studies in Drawing (3). Prerequisite: ART 2030. An intensive exploration of a wide range of drawing media, with emphasis on experimentation, the creation of a visual style, and the use of drawing as a means of personal expression. Students will be required to contract for a specific number of drawings to be completed during the term.

ART 3040. Advanced Studies in Figure Drawing  (3). Prerequisite: ART 2040. A continuation of studio practices from previous figure courses with added emphasis on exploring the expressive possibilities of the figure. Students will combine and mix a variety of drawing and painting media and papers and techniques in order to complete a portfolio of figurative work that reflects variety of theme and interpretation. ($100.00 course fee)

ART 3050. Advanced Studies in Painting (3). Prerequisite: ART 2050. Advanced skill development in painting, with continued experimentation in a wider variety of methods and materials, and an emphasis on exploration in an individual area of interest. Students are expected to define and carry out projects based on their specific objectives. The focus will be on the encouragement and development of the student's personal direction. The use of color, content, composition, and emotional impact will be stressed. Students will focus on creativity of expression through conceptual and technical experimentation in a variety of painting media. ($50.00 course fee)

ART 3060. Advanced Studies in Photography (3). Prerequisite: ART 1400, ART 2060, ART 2500. This course is an intermediate-level study of photography. Students will be required to make an intensive investigation of digital, black-and-white, and alternative photographic processes. Course projects will enable students to use fiber-based papers, toning, medium format cameras, digital negatives and alternative processes such as cyanotype and Van Dyke Brown prints. Emphasis will be made on the quality of visual ideas, the audience-response to the image, and the evaluation of both technical and aesthetic qualities in the finished prints. ($150.00 course fee)

ART 3070. Advanced Studies in Clay (3). Prerequisites: ART 2070. Advanced study in the techniques and concepts of the work in clay. A continuation of the work done in Clay II with the refinement of a personal approach to clay, plus the possible introduction to or continued instruction in clay and glaze formulation, alternative firing methods, and/or the loading and firing of electric kilns. Concentration in this course may be on wheel throwing, sculpture, and/or handbuilding techniques with students beginning to develop their own personal approach to working with clay and decorating original ceramic ware. ($100.00 course fee)

ART 3080. Advanced Studies in Sculpture (3). Prerequisite: ART 2080. This course will focus on each student's development in the conceptual realm with emphasis on material and technical exploration. In addition to tailoring to the individual needs of students, this course will also require the study of pertinent text and timely and culturally relevant work. ($35.00 course fee)

ART 3090. Advanced Studies in Printmaking (3). Prerequisite: ART 2090. Besides continuing and developing techniques in traditional printmaking methods, this course will emphasize experimentation and personal exploration into one or two specific methods as well as introducing photographic techniques and dimensional prints. ($50.00 course fee)

ART 3160. Mixed Media (3). Creating with a combination of several different media in a single work of art. Students might incorporate paint, collage, found objects, and more as they create their works, offering students the opportunity to explore a new approach to creating. ($50.00 course fee)

ART 3410. Linear Design (3). Prerequisites: ART 2420. One of a core series of Design Communications courses that focuses on the development of a professional-level design portfolio. The stage of design requires a portfolio review prior to registration. Projects include publication design, web-site design, and introduction to visual rhetoric. This course requires proficiency in working with and combining raster-based and vector-based digital imagery. Extensive outside work is required. ($150.00 course fee)

ART 3411. Junior Production Workshop (1). Emphasizes technology and production skills for web and multimedia. This course must be taken twice; once each semester during the junior year.(course/lab fee $100)

ART 3420. Information Design (3). Prerequisites: ART 3410 or approval from the professor for design minors. The course will emphasize the communication of ideas within the framework of Information Design, which seeks to edify more than to persuade. Students will examine how people read and learn information, and navigate through a space- a book, the web, or a physical space. Problems will be complex and multi-faceted such as a redesign of an identity system, navigational system, and informational signage for hypothetical clients. Students will be introduced to the study of semiotics as well as a brief historical perspective of information and environmental design fields. Emphasis will be on research with groups and individual work. Extensive outside work will be expected. The stage of design requires passing portfolio review. ($100.00 course fee)

ART 3430. Illustration I (3). Prerequisite: ART 2030, ART 2040, ART 2420. This course is an introduction to Illustration in the graphic design industry. Emphasis is on problem solving within the context of a client communication problem and working relationships with Creative Directors. This course requires proficiency in basic design skills, drawing, figure drawing, and painting. Extensive outside work is required. ($50.00 course fee)

ART 3431. Illustration II (3). Prerequisite: ART 2030, ART 2040, ART 2050, ART 2420, ART 3430. Planning and rendering of advertising and editorial illustrations in various media. Projects include creating imagery for such formats as publications, editorial, and packaging design. This course requires proficiency in basic skills, drawing, figure drawing, and painting. Extensive outside work is required. ($50.00 course fee)

ART 3440. History and Philosophy of Design (3). Prerequisite: Junior Standing. Students will examine the history and relevant theory of visual communication and graphic design including its historical relationship to the larger culture in which it functions. In viewing graphic design beyond the aesthetic, emphasis will be placed on its role in areas such as commerce, culture, propaganda, ideology and the social / political arenas. The underlying themes will be technological influence on communication and the evolution of visual form and language. This lecture course combines readings, discussions, and practical application of theory / concepts through written assignments and possible creation of visual artifacts. ($50.00 course fee)
Gen. Ed. Designation: GS (G – Global Studies).

ART 3451. Human Computer Interaction (3). Prerequisites: ART 2450, ART 2451, or permission of instructor.  This course focuses on information architecture, user interaction, and usability within web-based environments. Students learn the process of design of interaction for graphic-user-interface applications, web design, and everyday objects. ($100.00 fee).

ART 3650. Museum Studies (3). Prerequisites: ART 2800, ART 2810, SOC 2010.  Introduction to the philosophy, purposes, structure, historical development and future of museums. Examines functions of collection, conservation, research, exhibition/interpretation, and social/cultural services; museum field growth. 

ART 3660. Art History Research and Methodology (3). Prerequisites: ART 2800, ART 2810, SOC 2010. An intensive study of the nature of art history as an intellectual discipline and of the approaches scholars have taken to various art historical problems. Attention as well to principles of current art historical research and writing. Recommended for juniors who have declared art history as a major.

ART 3800. Advanced Studies in Studio Art (1-8). Prerequisite: Levels I and II of designated studio area. Can be taken up to 3 times for no more than 9 total credit hours.

ART 3810. Elementary Art Education (3). Prerequisite: Introduction to Art Education. Examines the elementary school culture and the practical application of child development theories to the development of thematic units of study. Students will explore age-appropriate materials and processes, develop and investigate instructional strategies for facilitating, learning and develop comprehensive lesson plans as a basis for micro-teaching in local elementary schools.

ART 3820. Secondary Art Education (3). Prerequisite: Intoduction to Art Education. Examines middle and high school cultures and the aesthetic development of the pre-adolescent and adolescent learner. Students will explore media and processes appropriate for the secondary student, and develop comprehensive, concept-driven lesson plans as a basis for micro-teaching in local secondary schools.

ART 4015. Art Senior Capstone (3).  Students will reflect on and assess their educational experiences to prepare for their transition to life beyond the university. Among the primary course questions are: "What is a Meaningful Life?" and "What is my role in choosing and creating that life?" Potential answers to these and related questions will be made through a series of assignments and projects which require intentional thinking, discussing, writing and other creative activities, both in and out of class. This course is offered in the fall semester only. Taken in the Fall semester prior to Spring graduation only.

ART 4200. Student Teaching Seminar (0-4). This seminar deals with practical issues associated with the student teaching experience, ART 4240, which is taken concurrently.  Students will meet periodically to discuss classroom practice and procedures for seeking employment.

ART 4240. Student Teaching (8). (For prerequisites see: Admission to Student Teaching; in the education section Admission to Student Teaching) This laboratory course gives the student teacher experience in the school and an opportunity to observe and use appropriate classroom procedures under the direct supervision of an experienced teacher. This course requires satisfactory presentation of a professional portfolio and includes a seminar which meets periodically during the full-time student teaching experience. ($325.00 course fee). Gen. Ed. Designation: EL (Internships, Clinicals, Practica).

ART 4250 Contemporary Issues in Art Education (3).  Examines significant and often complex issues in art education, including contemporary curriculum theories, assessment methodologies, art dialogue and inquiry strategies, and approaches to art education in community settings.  Research and theory supporting these topics will be applied to actual classroom practice.

ART 4410. Narrative and Advocacy Design (3). Prerequisites: ART 3420, ART 3440 or permission for declared design majors. This is a course in which students will find their design voice. The underlying theme will be narrative (linear and non-linear) as we investigate the designer’s role and responsibility within society. Students will explore a range of issues from recycling, sustainability and consumer consumption to community involvement and relationships with not-for-profit organizations through creative projects and investigation into contemporary and historical sollutions. Additional opportunities for basic exploration in media software applications creating linear narratives will occur through project solutions. Requires passing annual portfolio review prior to registration. Extensive outside work will be required. ($100.00 course fee)

ART 4420. Identity and Branding (3). Prerequisite: ART 4410. The final in a core series of Design Communications courses focusing on the development of a professional-level design portfolio. Projects include the development of a full-scale corporate identity program including graphics standards manual and packaging and/or display design. Extensive outside work is required. (This course can be taken to fulfill the internship requirement.) ($100.00 course fee)

ART 4490. Design Administration (3). This course is the study of coordination, management and administration of the operations of a graphic design business. The content of this course includes management, project coordination, technical issues and creative issues. Management topics will include business operations such as personnel supervision, organizational structure, finances, legal issues, self-marketing, standards and accountability. Project coordination topics will include;account service and management, marketing, project tracking, personnel supervision and external services supervision. Creative topics will include creative direction in visual communication, visual and verbal problem solving, and traditional fine arts skills. Technology topics will include technology management and financing as well as mass market publishing technologies. ($150.00 course fee)

ART 4600 - 4760. Art History Seminars (3 each) Prerequisites: ART 2800, ART 2810 or permission of instructor. Any Art History seminar whose topic is not currently listed among those in the university bulletin or catalog, but qualifies as an acceptable substitute.  Approval of the course is made by the Art Department Chair and/or the appropriate Art History faculty member prior to student registration. May be taken up to three times for credit with different topics.

ART 4620. Early Christian & Byzantine Art (3). Prerequisites: ART 2800, ART 2810 or permission of instructor. This is a course devoted to the study of the artistic culture of the early Christian Church and its continuation in the Eastern Orthodox and Latin traditions, with a focus on Early Christian artistic traditions to 1000. Emphasis will be placed on an analysis of works of painting, sculpture, mosaic work, jewelry, textiles, and architecture that relates them to the Asian, African, and European expressions of Christianity from which the sprung.
Gen. Ed. Designation: GS (G – Global Studies).

ART 4630. Asian Art & Architecture (3). Prerequisites: ART 2800, ART 2810 or permission of instructor. This course will provide a survey of the arts of Asia including India, Korea, China, and Japan. Through a study of the historical and religious context of works of architecture, sculpture, and painting, the course will attempt to discover the themes that unify the artistic traditions of Asia and those the set them apart and will cover topics including the development of images of the Buddha in India, landscape painting in China and Japan, and Japanese woodblock prints. Gen. Ed. Designation: GS (G – Global Studies).

ART 4720. History of Photography (3). Prerequisites: ART 2800, ART 2810 or permission of instructor. (This course is only offered in the spring term in even years) This course surveys the history and development of photography primarily in Europe and America from the 1830s into the twentieth century, examining new technologies and styles such as documentary, portrait, and landscape photography as well as the relationship of photography to painting.

ART 4740. Postmodernism and the Visual Arts (3). A survey of the visual arts from 1960 to the present. The course focuses on a variety of 2D, 3D, and architectural forms within the context of European and American culture from the period. The survey continues the considerations of ART 4730, furthering the study of revolutionary theories and practices in the visual arts, and examines how these works reflect current social, political, psychological, and technological realities. Movements covered the range from Pop-Art through Performance Art, covering the gamut of contemporary movements.

ART 4760. Art History _________ (3).  Prerequisite: ART 2800 and ART 2810 or permission of instructor.  Any Art History seminar whose topic is not currently listed among those in the university bulletin or catalog, but qualifies as an acceptable substitute.  Topics may include, but are not limited to, the History of Womean in Art, American Art, Modern Art, 19th C. Art, Baroque Art, African-American Art, or Contemporary Latin American Art.  Approval of the course is made by the Art Department Chair and/or the appropriate Art History faculty member prior to student registration.  May be taken up to three times for credit with different topics.

ART 4800. Advanced Study in Studio Art (3). Prerequisite: Highest level in particular area or permission of instructor. Specialized studio work to advance an individual student's ideas and techniques. Short thesis and oral defense of the work required. ($50.00 course fee may be required)

ART 4850. Internship in Art (1-6). An optional course for students in the B.F.A. program in Studio and Art Education, and the B.A. in Art History. A required course for Design Communications majors). Students may work in any art-related employment, such as advertising, publishing, or galleries and earn university credit that is appropriate for the major field.
Gen. Ed. Designation: EL (I – Internships, Clinicals, Practica).

ART 4900. Senior Exhibition / Portfolio (3).  Prerequisite: ART 4015 or permission of Department Chair and Instructor. Note course policy for ART 4015 Senior Capstone.Prerequisite: ART 4015 or permission of Department Chair and Instructor. Note course policy for ART 4015 Senior Capstone. This course is for all graduating art majors. The objective is to develop the skills and impart the information necessary for being a working artist or designer, culminating in an exit review in the form of a formal portfolio review for Design Communications majors and a gallery exhibition for Studio and Art Education majors. Design Communications majors may also have a gallery exhibition. Students will develop a resume, business card, and promotional material and gain first-hand experience working with printers and other professional resources. Students will focus and get advice on the formal development-planning, preparation, execution- of their portfolio or exhibit. In addition, career-oriented discussions in a seminar atmosphere will relate to concerns and issues in the professional art and design world including but not limited to graduate school, job searches, networking as well as visits to area galleries, studios, and design firms. Upon the completion of the course, students are required to submit a slide portfolio and copies of their printed collateral (resume, business card, and self-promotional piece) in addition to their exit portfolio/exhibit. This course is offered in the spring semester only and should be taken in the spring semester prior to graduation. Gen. Ed. Designation: EL (P – Recitals, Shows, Exhibits).

Graduate Level Courses

All graduute ART courses are listed in the graduate catalog under the School of Education in the MAT degree.

ART 5200, Introduction To Art Education (3)
Graduate students will be introduced to the historical foundations and contemporary practice of art education. Special  emphasis will be given to the development of conceptual understandings and skills in aesthetics, art criticism, art history, visual culture, and art production, including digital media and computer technologies.  Students will investigate fundamental issues in curriculum, instruction, and assessment, and will explore career opportunities in both school and community art settings through field observations.  Introduction to Art Education serves as a prerequisite for further study in the Art Education major.

ART 5250, Elementary Art Education (3) Graduate students will investigate the elementary school culture and the practical application of child development theories to the development of the elementary art curriculum.  In a studio setting, students will explore age-appropriate materials and processes, investigate instructional and assessment strategies, and develop thematic units of study as a basis for micro-teaching in local elementary schools.   Prerequisite:  ART 5200, Introduction to Art Education (3).

ART 5260, Secondary Art Education (3) Graduate students will investigate middle and high school cultures and the practical application of adolescent learning theories to the development of the secondary art curriculum.   In studio settings, students will explore media and processes appropriate for the secondary student, investigate instructional and assessment strategies, and develop comprehensive units of study as a basis for micro-teaching in local secondary schools.  Prerequisite:  ART 5200, Introduction to Art Education (3).

ART 5270, Contemporary Issues In Art Education (3) Graduate students will pursue an in-depth examination of a topic selected by the instructor, including issues related to curriculum, instruction, assessment, student learning, and approaches to art education in museums and other non-school contexts. 

ART 5300. Student Teaching Seminar (3). This seminar deals with practical issues associated with the student teaching experience, and is taken concurrently.  Students will meet with their student teaching seminar to discuss classroom practice and procedures for seeking employment.

ART 4850. Internship in Art (8).This laboratory  course give the graduate MAT student expereince in teaching and classroom management under the direct supervision of an experienced teacher. This course requires satisfactory presentation of a professional portfolio and includes a seminar which meets periodically during the full-time student teaching experience. ($325.00 course fee)

ART 5990, Independent Study In Art Education (3) Graduate students preparing to teach art education in grades K-12 will conduct an-depth investigation of a topic of special interest.  Topic must meet academic needs of the student and be approved by the instructor.  The curriculum for this course will be based on readings and research in art education selected by the instructor.