Courses

ART 1022
Public School Art

Development and implementation of art curriculum for the elementary grades. Experience with appropriate art materials.

ART 1043
Design I

Fundamentals used in the production of two-dimensional art including design theory, materials, tools, compositional theory, and vocabulary.

ART 1053
Design II

A continuation of the study of design including color theory. Prerequisite:ART1043.

ART 1063
Ceramics I

Introduction to creative work in ceramics utilizing beginning wheel & hand building techniques.

ART 1073
Drawing I

An introductory course in drawing techniques and media.

ART 1793
Digital Skills for Artists

A foundation level course taken by all majors seeking the BFA degree or a BSE degree in art. Students learn the use of digital tools to accomplish tasks such as scanning images, storing files, working on a network, creating vector graphic and bitmap graphic images, and effective use of the internet for research, and social networking, etc. This course is designed for students with all levels of computer experience. Design projects are used to teach the concepts and digital tools available to artists.

ART 2033
Humanities: Art

An Art Appreciation course including slides and lecture.

ART 2083
Drawing II

A continuation of the study of drawing with more advanced projects and media experiences, including on-site drawing and drawing in a series. Prerequisite: ART 1043, 1073.

ART 2243
Printmaking I

An introduction to intaglio, relief, and planographic printmaking techniques. Prerequisites: ART 1043, 1053, 1073 or permission of instructor.

ART 2273
Painting I

An introduction to painting. Prerequisites: ART 1043, 1053, 1073 or permission of instructor.

ART 2353
Technical Skills for the Designer

An introduction to tools, materials and procedures basic to structured design and illustration as employed by the artist and designer.

ART 2373
Introduction to Screen-printing

Basic screen-printing techniques. Prerequisites: ART 1043, 1053, 1073 or permission of instructor.

ART 2383
Photography I

Explanation of the camera and how to use it properly; basic film development and printing techniques; introduction to the aesthetics of photography.

ART 2603
Humanities: Art Studio

A course primarily designed for family and consumer sciences and non-art majors incorporating art appreciation and studio art activities.

ART 2733
Three-Dimensional Design

An introduction to principles basic to the production of three-dimensional art. Prerequisites: ART 1043, 1053

ART 2921
Art Seminar

(Art Majors only) Designed to build student's professional skills, offering students the opportunity to meet professional artists and see their work, students will experience new techniques and ideas and be given instruction in the following methods: building professional level portfolios both in hard copy and for the web; photographing and labeling artwork; interviewing for internships and professional positions; writing resumes and artists statements; mounting, framing and professionally presenting works of art and design. This course is also the setting for sophomore and Junior Reviews. May be repeated for credit.

ART 3113
Ceramics II

Continuing projects using wheel and/or building techniques and glaze formulations. Prerequisite: ART 1063.

ART 3123
Painting II

More advanced painting projects. Prerequisite: ART 2273.

ART 3143
(WI) History of Art to the Renaissance

Survey of the important developments in art from prehistoric times to 1400.

ART 3363
Concept and Layout

This course builds on the knowledge gained in Digital Publishing. Students begin focusing on the art of page design and idea development. Important techniques in this course are designing with type, idea development, thumb nailing, and concept construction. Concepts taught in the course include effective visual communication, creative thinking, and finding and creating references. Projects involve exercises such as logo and poster design.Prerequisites: ART 1793, 3463, 3613.

ART 3443
Photography II

A continuation of Photography I in which students explore advanced photographic and darkroom techniques. Prerequisite: ART 2383.

ART 3463
The Digital Page

This course gives students the knowledge they need to begin producing print and web and media-based graphic design. The tools and skills for using typography, grid systems, and other elements, and principles of pages design are the focus of this course. An intermediate skill level using Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop is required. Prerequisite: ART 1043, ART 1053, ART 1793, ART 3613 and ART 2353.

ART 3613
The Digital Image

Students master digital imaging and image making techniques in this project driven course. This course includes an introduction to the concepts needed for print illustration, 3D modeling, interactive design, and motion graphics. Methods taught in this course allow artists and designers to explore the blending of several mediums simultaneously. Prerequisites: ART 1043, and 1793. Students may be admitted by permission of the instructor. Photo I is helpful.

ART 3653
Independent Study-Honors

Independent study in specialized area determined by instructor and student. Limited to honors student qualified by appropriate grade point average.

ART 3803
Interactive Design

Building on the experience gained in Concept and Layout, and the Digital Page, each student produces a computer-based, interactive project. Tools such as Macromedia's Flash are used to teach students the concepts of scripting and animation for web or CD-based interactive design. Principles taught in this course include interface and navigation design, animation, and digital sound production. Prerequisites: ART 3463, 3363, 3613.

ART 3921
Art Seminar

(Art Majors only) Designed to build student's professional skills, offering students the opportunity to meet professional artists and see their work, students will experience new techniques and ideas and be given instruction in the following methods: building professional level portfolios both in hard copy and for the web; photographing and labeling artwork; interviewing for internships and professional positions; writing resumes and artists statements; mounting, framing and professionally presenting works of art and design. This course is also the setting for sophomore and Junior Reviews. May be repeated for credit.

ART 4093
Experimental and Contemporary Media

ART 4103
(WI) Art of the Non-Western World

Survey of nonwestern cultures and their art. Such cultures as Africa, Oceana, Islam, India, China and Japan will be examined through their visual arts.

ART 4153
Book Arts

Course is designed to provide students an in depth experience in book arts, and specifically in the Artist's book (those that combine structure or technique, format, visual images and presentation). Students will be introduced to a variety of book form techniques and concepts.

ART 4171
Exhibition Techniques

Problems concerning the planning, preparation, and display of visual art exhibits. Art majors only.

ART 4183
Advanced Studio-Ceramics

Advanced projects. May be repeated for credit.

ART 4213
Printmaking II

A continuation of ART 2243 in which the student may extend his/her experiences by concentrating attention in any area or areas of printmaking. Prerequisite: ART 2243 or ART 2373 if screen-printing is the concentration area.

ART 4223
Sculpture I

Sculpture in various media such wood, metal, clay, and stone. Prerequisites: ART 1063, 2733.

ART 4233, 5233
(WI) History of Art

Evolution of the art of the U.S. from colonial times to the present with emphasis on painting, sculpture, and architecture. Influence of our European heritage and the distinctly American environment; physical, social, and philosophical. Slides, movies, lectures, and discussions.

ART 4253
Sculpture II

A continuation of Sculpture I in which students explore more advanced techniques such as welding and fabrication of metals.

ART 4263
Illustration for Publication

A study of illustration for such markets as children's picture books, novels, short stories, magazines, etc.

ART 4283, 5283
Kiln Construction

The construction of kilns for both low and high fire ceramic ware.

ART 4293, 5293
(WI) Contemporary Art

A seminar with an ''in-depth'' study of the trends in contemporary art.

ART 4303
Advanced Studio-Sculpture

Advanced projects. May be repeated for credit. Requires permission of instructor.

ART 4313
Advanced Studio-Drawing

Advanced projects. May be repeated for credit. Requires permission of instructor.

ART 4323
Advanced Studio-Painting

Advanced projects. May be repeated for credit. Requires permission of instructor.

ART 4333
Advanced Studio-Printmaking

Advanced projects. May be repeated for credit. Requires permission of instructor.

ART 4343
Art Apprenticeship

Pre-arranged and supervised on the job experience for the art studio major. An apprenticeship in a museum, studio, gallery, or other art related establishment.

ART 4393
Life Drawing

Drawing from the model, students refine visual skills and techniques.

ART 4403
Illustration and Design

A study of illustration as used in visual communication. Work in various techniques with emphasis on concept development.

ART 4413
Design and Production

Students learn the production process through the use of print design projects with actual clients. Issues involved in the process include everything from client communication to project management. Projects are designed to build each student?s portfolio and experience. Prerequisite: ART 3463, 3363.

ART 4436
Field Experience

The student will work for a graphics oriented business as an intern. Prerequisites: ART 4413, 4583, all liberal arts coursework, and a 2.75 grade point average in required art courses.

ART 4563
Advanced Studio-Photography

Advanced projects. May be repeated for credit. Requires permission of instructor.

ART 4583
Advanced Studio-Media and Design

This course is designed to be as flexible as possible to meet the needs of students in advanced stages of the Digital Art and Design BFA degree program. Students work with projects developed by a faculty advisor or a project proposed by the student themselves (this is the choice of the advisor). The emphasis is on advanced print or media design projects. Prerequisites: ART 4413, 3363 and 3803 or the permission of the instructor.

ART 4633
Advanced Studio-Life Drawing

Advanced study of life drawing techniques. May be repeated for credit.: ART 1073, 2083, 4393. Requires permission of instructor.

ART 4662
Special Methods: Art Elementary

10 hours of field experience. Special instructional methods in the teaching of elementary art (pk-5). Students are required to observe two art classrooms during the semester. Each student will report to the main office of the school during the day of the observation. Students will be escorted to the teacher room. After the completion of the observation, students are required to fill out the required field observation form and turn one copy in to the Instructor and one copy in to The Office of Admissions/Clinical Experiences in the Teachers College.

ART 4703
(WI) History of Western Art - Renaissance to Present

Evolution of art in the Western World from 1400 to Modern Day.

ART 4723
Independent Study-Art History

Independent study in specialized area of art history determined by instructor and student. Requires permission of instructor.

ART 4743, 5743
Papermaking Studio

Explores the art and process of contemporary and traditional forms of handmade papermaking. Related subjects such as plants for papermaking, bookmaking, watermarking, marbling, dying, pulp painting and pulp casting will be explored as well. Issues such as the chemistry of paper, the impact of paper on the environment, archival qualities of paper and the history of paper will be examined. Both western and non-western process will be used. The graduate level will require a research project and paper on a related topic.

ART 4763, 5763
Photographic Lighting Techniques

Advanced theory, technique, and equipment used by professional photographers for black and white and color; emphasis on aesthetic application in actual practice. Prerequisites: ART 2383, 3443 or permission of instructor. Rotates every 3rd semester.

ART 4773, 5773
Alternative Photographic Printing Techniques and Processes

Manipulation and extension of boundaries of traditional photography using solarization, appropriation, montage, toning, bleaching and alternative emulsions. Prerequisites: ART2383, 3443 or permission of instructor.

ART 4783, 5783
(WI) History of Photography

A survey of the important developments in photography since 1839.This course examines photographic representation and image-makers as well as the larger cultural implications of images in the media and popular culture. Slide presentations and discussions of major photographers. Rotates every 3rd semester.

ART 4813
Digital Media Seminar

Using advance tools and techniques, students produce a digital media-based opus. This course is designed to offer creative flexibility to advanced students interested in augmenting their portfolio with an advanced digital-based work. Prerequisites: ART 4583, 3803.

ART 4823
Motion Graphics

This course gives students the opportunity to explore nonlinear digital video editing and other motion-based special effects techniques. Student's work on projects tailored to their own artistic ideas. Prerequisite: ART 3803.

ART 4833
3D Computer Modeling

This course builds on ideas and techniques gained in Digital Imaging and Interactive Design. Students are introduced to modeling tools on the computer. Through professional-level programs such as Light wave and Amapi 3D, students learn about modeling, texturing, lighting, and camera work in virtual space. Prerequisite: ART 3803.

ART 4863
Senior Seminar

An investigation of art career and graduate school opportunities through research and site visits. Areas covered include portfolio presentation, interviewing, resumes, and graduate school application. Art majors only.

ART 4873
Special Methods: Art Secondary

10 hours of field experience. Special instructional methods in the teaching of secondary art (7-12). Students are required to observe two art classrooms during the semester. Each student will report to the main office of the school during the day of the observation. Students will be escorted to the teacher room. After the completion of the observation, students are required to fill out the required field observation form and turn one copy in to the Instructor and one copy in to The Office of Admissions/Clinical Experiences in the Teachers College.

ART 4912
Senior Exhibition

Senior art major will assemble a representative body of work and present an exhibition as the culmination of the undergraduate experience.