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Faculty: Ms. Katherine Strause, Associate Professor, Chair, Mr. Calvert, Professor, Ms Duvall, Assistant Professor, Dr. Gerhold, Assistant Professor, Ms. Searles, Assistant Professor, Mr. Stoddard, Professor, Mr. Warren, Associate Professor

The Department of Art promotes sensitivity, self awareness, and personal growth through participation in creative work; it provides a sound art education program for those who wish to teach; it develops high levels of competency in students who seek careers as independent artists, craftsmen, or digital and graphic designers; it enlarges the students' understanding of their cultural heritage; and it furnishes both the traditional degree seeking student and the amateur with experiences that enable them to become intelligent and discriminating, lifelong appreciators of art.

Portfolio Review for Transfer Students

A transfer student intending to enroll in an art degree program is required to present for evaluation by the art staff examples of work produced in art courses completed at the institution(s) previously attended. Should significant deficiencies be identified, the student will be required to enroll in the course or courses appropriate for strengthening perceived weaknesses.

Bachelor of Science in Education  (78 hours)

Studio Courses (46 hours)                                                               

    ART   1022               Public School Art (2 hours)

    ART   1043               Design I (3 hours)

    ART   1063               Ceramics I (3 hours)

    ART   1073               Drawing I (3 hours)

    ART   1793               Digital Skills (3 hours)

    ART   2083               Drawing II (3 hours)

    ART   2273               Painting I (3 hours)

    ART   2243               Printmaking 1 (3 hours) OR

    ART   2373               Introduction to Screenprinting (3 hours)

`   ART   2383               Photography I (3 hours)              

    ART   2733               3‑Dimensional Design (3 hours) OR  

    ART   3113               Ceramics II (3 hours)

    ART   4223               Sculpture I (3 hours)

    ART   4912               Senior Exhibition I (2 hours)

    ART   3XXX or 4XXX UPPER LEVEL ELECTIVE (3 hours) 

Select 6 credit hours from the following:

    ART   3123               Painting II (3 hours) 

    ART   3443               Photography II (3 hours)

    ART   4213               Printmaking II (3 hours)  

Art History (9 hours)

    ART   3143               History of Art to Renaissance (3 hours)

    ART   4703               History of Western Art-Renaissance to Present (3 hours)

                                     Pick one from the following:

    ART   4103               Art of the Non-Western World (3 hours)

    ART   4293               Contemporary Art (3 hours)

    ART   4783               History of Photography (3 hours)

Education Component (14 hours)

    2.5 GPA + passing Praxis Core Exam for Teacher Ed admission.
    Application to TCH required at end of Sophomore Year.
    Education Modules should be taken in their designated sequence.

    Principles of Learning and Teaching Module I

    EDU    2000L            Educator Preparation Orientation (0 hours)

    EDU    2423              Introduction to Education (3 hours)

    Principles of Learning and Teaching Module II

    SPE    3013               Psychology of the Exceptional Child (3 hours)

    EDU    3123               Educational Psychology (3 hours) OR

    EDU    4113               Classroom Management 7-12 (3 hours)

    Principles of Learning and Teaching Module III

    ART    4662               Special Methods: Art Elementary (2 hours)

    ART    4873               Special Methods: Art Secondary (3 hours)

    * Art Majors seeking teacher licensure are strongly encouraged to take the Classroom Management course.

Internship Semester (12 hours)

    EDU   4216               Art Internship (6 hours)

    EDU   4256               Clinical Internship (6 hours)

Education Assessment Requirements

PRAXIS Core Exam:

                                    Reading 156

                                    Writing   162

                                    Math      150

PRAXIS II:

                                    ART:  Content and Analysis 161

PLT EXAM P-12:

                                    PLT Early Childhood 157  OR

                                    PLT 5-9 160   OR

                                    PLT 7-12 157                     

Bachelor of Fine Arts/Digital Art & Design (Graphic Design; 78 hours) 

Core Classes (30 hours)

    ART   1043               Design I (3 hours)

    ART   1793               Digital Skills (3 hours)

    ART   1073               Drawing I (3 hours)

    ART   2083               Drawing II (3 hours)

    ART   2273               Painting I (3 hours)

    ART   2243               Printmaking I (3 hours) OR

    ART   2373               Intro to Screenprinting (3 hours) OR

    ART   4213               Printmaking II (3 hours)

    ART   2383               Photo I (3 hours)

    ART   2733               3-Dimensional Design (3 hours)

Select 6 hours from the following:

    ART   1063               Ceramics I (3 hours)

    ART   3133               Ceramics II (3 hours)

    ART   4223               Sculpture I (3 hours)

Graphic and Media Design (18 hours)

    ART   2613               The Digital Image (3 hours)

    ART   3363               Concept and Layout (3 hours)

    ART   3463               The Digital Page (3 hours)

    ART   3803               Interactive Design (3 hours)

    ART   4263               Illustration for Publication (3 hours)

    ART   4403               Illustration & Design (3 hours) OR

    ART   4413               Design and Production (3 hours)

 Art History (Select 9 hours from the following)                 

    ART   3143               History of Art to the Renaissance (3 hours)

    ART   4103               Art of the Non‑Western World (3 hours)

    ART   4293               Contemporary Art (3 hours)

    ART   4703               History of Western Art-Renaissance to Present (3 hours)

    ART   4783               History of Photography (3 hours)

Media Courses (Select 3 hours from the following)

    MMC 3503               Video Postproduction (3 hours) 

    ART   4823               Motion Graphics (3 hours)

    ART   4833               3-D Modeling (3 hours)

Upper Division Elective (Select 3 hours from the following)

    ART   4583               Advanced Studio Media and Design (3 hours)

    ART   4823               Motion Graphics (3 hours)

    ART   4833               3-D Modeling (3 hours)                                               

    *May be repeated for up to 6 credit hours or other 4000 level advanced studio on the advice of your advisor.

Art Seminar and Senior Exit Courses (15 Hours)

    ART   2921               Art Seminar (repeat twice during sophomore year; 2 hours)

    ART   3921               Art Seminar (1 hour)

    ART   4436               Field Experience (6 hours)

    ART   4861               Senior Seminar (1 hour)

    ART   4583               Advanced Studio Media and Design (3 hours)

    ART   4912               Senior Exhibition (2 hours)

Bachelor of Fine Arts - Studio Arts (78 hours)

Core Classes (42 hours)

    ART   1043               Design I (3 hours)

    ART   1063               Ceramics I (3 hours)

    ART   1073               Drawing I (3 hours)

    ART   1793               Digital Skills (3 hours)

    ART   2083               Drawing II (3 hours)

    ART   2273               Painting 1 (3 hours)

    ART   2383               Photography I (3 hours)

    ART   2733               3-Dimensional Design (3 hours)

    ART   3113               Ceramics II (3 hours)

    ART   3123               Painting II (3 hours)

    ART   3443               Photography II (3 hours)

    ART   2243               Printmaking I (3 hours)

    ART   2373               Introduction to Screenprinting (3 hours) OR          

    ART   4213               Printmaking II (3 hours)               

    ART   4223               Sculpture I (3 hours)

ART History (Select 15 hours from the following)

    ART   3143               History of Art to Renaissance (3 hours)

    ART   4103               Non-Western Art History  (3 hours)

    ART   4293               Contemporary Art (3 hours)

    ART   4703               History of Western Art-Renaissance to Present (3 hours)

    ART   4723               Independent Study Art History (3 hours*)

    ART   4783               History of Photography (3 hours)

    *Requires permissions of the instructor and completion of 9 hours Art History previously.

Electives (15 hours)                                         

    ART       4343               Art Apprenticeship (3 hours) AND/OR other 4000 level advanced studio on the advice of your advisor.

Art Seminar and Senior Exhibition (6 hours)

    ART       2921               Art Seminar repeat twice during sophomore year  (2 hours)

    ART       3921               Art Seminar (1 hour)

    ART       4861               Senior Seminar (1 hour)

    ART       4912               Senior Exhibition (2 hours)

Elective Semester

An additional elective semester can be taken and is designed to give students an opportunity to do advanced project work in media design. It is possible to acquire these hours within the four years with summer school. Planning for these hours should begin in the junior year if possible.

The Art Department Requires The Following Assessment Components

First Departmental Review

Occurs during the fall of freshman year.  (Includes transfer students and those with 2 semesters or less in the art department).  Group Review/Evaluation/Discussion by art faculty and students.

Second Departmental Review

Occurs during the spring of the sophomore year. (3 + SEMESTERS of ART classes).  Group student review of 10 works + Sketchbook by art faculty.

Third Departmental Review

Occurs one year prior to ART 4912 Senior Exhibition for BSE ART Majors and one year prior to graduation for BFA Digital and Studio Total of 5 + semesters of art classes. Individual student review in preparation for senior experience & exhibition of 15 works (minimum) by art faculty to verify strength and direction of student progress.

Senior Exhibition

A senior exhibition is a requirement for all undergraduate degrees. Ordinarily, in the last semester of on campus classes, each student will exhibit a selection of his/her artwork as approved by a committee of three full time faculty members.

2-D Studio Arts Minor (18 hours)

   ART       1043       Design I (3 hours)

   ART       1073       Drawing I (3 hours)

   ART       2083       Drawing II (3 hours)

9 hours may be selected from:

   ART       2243       Printmaking I (3 hours)

   ART       2273       Painting I (3 hours)

   ART       2373       Screenprinting (3 hours)

   ART       2383       Photography I (3 hours)

   ART       3123       Painting II (3 hours)

   ART       4213       Printmaking II (3 hours)

   ART       4XXX     Any advanced 2-D studio course*

* Minor students must have permission of the instructor to take this course.        

3-D Studio Arts Minor (18 hours)     

   ART       1073       Drawing I (3 hours)

   ART       1043       Design I (3 hours)

   ART       2733       3D Design (3 hours)

   ART       1063       Ceramics I (3 hours) OR

   ART       4223       Sculpture I (3 hours) 

6 hours may be selected from:

   ART       3113       Ceramics II (3 hours)

   ART       4XXX     Any advanced 3-D studio course

Minor students must have permission of the instructor to take this course.                           

Art History Minor (18 hours)

15 hours required

   ART       2033       Humanities, Art (3 hours)

   ART       3143       History of Art to the Renaissance (3 hours)

   ART       4103       Art of the Non-Western World (3 hours)

   ART       4293       Contemporary Art (3 hours)

   ART       4703       History of Art/Renaissance to Present (3 hours)

3 hours may be selected from:

   ART       4723       Special Studies in Art History  (3 hours*)

   *Minor students must have permission of the instructor to take this course.

   ART       4783       History of Photography (3 hours)

Photography Minor (18 hours)

   ART       2383       Photo I (3 hours)

   ART       3443       Photo II (3 hours)

   ART       4563       Special Problems Photography (3 hours)

   ART       4783       History of Photography (3 hours)                                     

6 hours may be selected from:

   ART       4563        Special Problems Photography (3 hours)

   ART       4763        Photographic Lighting Techniques (3 hours)

   ART       4773        Alternative Photo Printing Techniques (3 hours)

                                 Minor students must have permission of the instructor to take this course.

Digital Art and Design Minor (24 hours)

12 hours required

   ART       1043               Design I (3 hours)

   ART       1793               Digital Skills for Artists (3 hours)

   ART       3463               The Digital Page (3 hours)

   ART       3613               The Digital Image (3 hours)

12 hours may be selected from:

   ART       3363               Concepts and Layout (3 hours)

   ART       3803               Interactive Design (3 hours)

   ART       4263               Illustration for Publication (3 hours)

   ART       4413               Design and Production (3 hours)

                                        **prerequisite: ART 3363

   ART       4823               Motion Graphics (3 hours)

                                        **prerequisite: ART 3803

   ART       4833               3D Computer Modeling (3 hours)

                                        **prerequisite: ART3803

                                        Minor students must have permission of the instructor to take this course.

Courses in Art

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 1063 Ceramics I.  Ceramics I is a hands on creative introduction to working with clay. Hand-building techniques and strategies are explored in order to create both functional and nonfunctional works of art. Original works created in this course are fired using various types of kilns such as pit, raku, electric, and high fire gas reduction. No prerequisite is required for this course.

ART 1073.  Drawing I.  An introductory course in drawing techniques and media.

ART 1793.  Digital Skills for Artists.  This is a foundation level art course designed to introduce digital tools for creating art. Students develop art and design skills using tools such as Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop while also gaining knowledge of and access to the Digital Studio.

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 2223, Sculpture I.  Sculpture in various media such wood, metal, clay, and stone. Prerequisites: ART 1063, 2733

ART 2243.  Printmaking I.  An introduction to intaglio, relief, and planographic printmaking techniques. Prerequisites: ART 1043,1073 or permission of instructor.  

ART 2273.  Painting I.  An introduction to painting. Prerequisites: ART 1043,1073 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,

ART 3113.  Ceramics II.  Ceramics II offers students a semester long opportunity to hone their skills on a pottery wheel.  Emphasis is placed on the making and finishing of fine craft forms such as bowls, cups, mugs, and plates. Additionally, students will have the opportunity to prepare core materials such as clay and use original glazes mixed in our fully stocked glaze lab.  Functional forms created in this course will be fired in our high temperature gas kilns. No prerequisite for this course.

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 3253. Sculpture II.  A continuation of Sculpture I in which students explore more advanced techniques such as welding and fabrication of metals.

ART 3363.  Concept and Layout.  This course builds on the knowledge gained in Digital Page. Students begin focusing on the art of concept and idea development within their layouts. Important techniques in this course are designing with type, idea development, brainstorming, and concept construction. Skills taught in the course include visual research, effective visual communication, and creative thinking. 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. Prerequisites: ART 1043, ART 1793, ART 3613.

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 also 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 the ART 3463, and other design courses, students produce web-based and interactive projects. The course introduces web technologies and tools such as WordPress, and Adobe Muse to create web-based portfolios. Principles and techniques taught in this course include animation, UI and UX design, and digital sound production. Prerequisites: ART 3463, 3613.

ART 4093.  Experimental and Contemporary Media. This course is designed to be flexible and to meet the needs of students in advanced stages of the BFA and BSE degrees. 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 studio practice.

ART 4103.  (WI) Art of the Non-Western World.  Survey of non-Western 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 Studio-Ceramics may be repeated for credit. Students enrolling in this course mimic master ceramicists, learn to develop ideas in order to create a personal aesthetic, complete research on a ceramic artist of their choosing, and conduct a glaze research project. Although advanced ceramics meets as a class, instruction is tailored the needs of individual students.  Prerequisite Art 1063 or Art 3113

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 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 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.

ART 4313.  Advanced Studio-Drawing.  Advanced projects. May be repeated for credit.

ART 4323.  Advanced Studio-Painting.  Advanced projects. May be repeated for credit.

ART 4333.  Advanced Studio-Printmaking.  Advanced projects. May be repeated for credit.

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. Students gain an understanding of the types of illustration and how professional illustrators work. Projects include editorial illustration, self-initiated illustration, and a collaborative illustration project. Prerequisites: ART 1043, ART 3613.

ART 4413.  Design and Production.  This course teaches design-oriented students a variety production processes through the use of client-based projects. Students learn project manage, client communication, and creative problem solving. Projects are designed to build student portfolios while introducing real-world production techniques and design experience. Prerequisite: ART 3463.

ART 4436.  Field Experience.  Students earn credit by interning with a graphics oriented business. This course allows students to apply their design knowledge and learn to assist in a professional setting. Prerequisites: ART 3463, ART 4413 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 to meet the needs of students in advanced stages of the Digital Art and Design BFA degree, and Innovative Media BA degree programs. 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. 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. WI

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.

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 media tools and techniques, students produce project-oriented work. This course is designed to offer creative flexibility to advanced students interested in augmenting their portfolio with an advanced digital-based work.

ART 4823.  Motion Graphics.  This project driven course gives students the opportunity to explore digital video editing and other motion-based, special effects tools and techniques using software such as Autodesk Maya and Adobe After Effects.

ART 4833.  3D Computer Modeling.  Students are introduced to visual effects and 3D modeling tools, techniques and ideas. Through projects using professional-level programs such as Autodesk Maya, students learn about modeling, texturing, lighting, and camera work in virtual space. Prerequisite: ART 3803.

ART 4861.  Senior Seminar(WI) Senior Bachelor of Fine Arts exit course

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. Students enrolled in Art 4912 will assemble a professional body of art and exhibit it as a culmination of their undergraduate experience. Topics covered during this course revolve around presenting art in a gallery setting, documenting art, and promoting exhibitions. A committee of three art faculty will meet with each student and review artwork before a student can complete their senior exhibition.