ART Courses

ART HISTORY COURSES

(GP) indicates that the course fulfills the Global Perspective Elective in the General Education core.

ARH 1510 LANGUAGE OF ART (3 s.h.)

Introduction to art: study and critical analysis of a wide range of visual art forms and the language of art relating to the history of painting, sculpture and architecture. The student gains a developed vocabulary of and exposure to the formal elements of art, principles of design, major studio processes and learns how artists apply concepts to artworks in their historical and cultural contexts. This course is offered every fall and spring semester. Prerequisites: None. Fulfills general core requirements for non-art majors only.

ARH 2530 SURVEY OF ART HISTORY I (3 s.h.)

(GP) A study of artistic trends in painting, sculpture, and architecture of European and non-western art from Prehistoric times to the thirteenth century. The student will be able to identify works of art in their cultural contexts, stylistic characteristics, themes, and studio processes. Prerequisite: ENG 1010 strongly recommended Required core for all art, art education, and graphic design majors. This course will also fulfill general core fine arts requirement for non-majors.

ARH 2540 SURVEY OF ART HISTORY II (3 s.h.)

A study of western trends in the history of painting, sculpture, and architecture from the 14th through early twentieth centuries. Students will be able to identify works of art in proper historical and cultural contexts, and by stylistic characteristics, themes, and the studio processes. Prerequisite: ENG 1010.

ARH 3530 RENAISSANCE AND BAROQUE: ART HISTORY AND THEORY (3 s.h.)

Major developments of western painting, sculpture and architecture from early fourteenth through mid-eighteenth centuries, with emphasis on regional European stylistic trends and developments. A research paper is required. Prerequisites: ENG 1020 or permission of the instructor.

ARH 3540 NINETEENTH- AND TWENTIETH-CENTURY: ART HISTORY AND THEORY (3 s.h.)

Major developments of mainstream modern art from late eighteenth to early 20th centuries, with emphasis on stylistic trends and developments of major European and American art movements in painting, sculpture, and architecture. A research paper is required. Prerequisites: ENG 1010; 1020; ARH 2530; or permission of the instructor.

ARH 4850 SPECIAL TOPICS IN ART HISTORY (3 s.h.)

Allows juniors and seniors flexibility to study special interest topics in art history not otherwise offered in the art curriculum. Student proficiency in art history and research paper writing is required. Involves lecture and seminar classes. Course can be repeated if it is a different topic. This course is offered as needed. Prerequisites: ENG 1010; 1020; ARH 2530; 3530; 3540; or permission of the instructor.

ART STUDIO COURSES

A minimum of twelve hours in one studio area is required.

ART 1010 FOUNDATIONS I DESIGN (3 s.h.)

The elements and principles of two-dimensional design: line, shape, form, value, texture, and space, with emphasis on problem solving and organization in a composition. This course is offered every fall semester. Prerequisites: None.

ART 1020 FOUNDATIONS II DESIGN (3 s.h.)

A variety of two-dimensional and three-dimensional principles using color. Lectures and critique. This course is offered every spring semester. Prerequisites: ART 1010 or permission of the instructor.

ART 2030 FOUNDATIONS IV DRAWING I (3 s.h.)

The drawing fundamentals, introducing various media and techniques, with emphasis on the relationships and vocabulary of the formal elements of design in the organization of pictorial composition and critiquing process. Creative exploration is encouraged. Prerequisites: None.

ART 2050 FOUNDATIONS PAINTING I (3 s.h.)

Exploration of the formal elements of art, color theory, and expressive properties of oil and acrylic techniques individually, in combination, and with textural surfaces. This course is offered every fall and spring semester. Prerequisites: ART 1010, 1020, 2030, or permission of the instructor. Course may be taken concurrently with ART 1020.

ART 2070, 3070, 4070, 4080 FIGURATIVE SCULPTURE I, II, III AND IV (3 s.h. each)

Sculptural design with fundamental hand building techniques and properties of clay, concentrating on creative concepts based on the human figure; may include exploration of abstract forms. Students are encouraged to interpret their visual definition of the figure. Course emphasizes development of the relationships and vocabulary of three-dimensional design and the critiquing process. Includes techniques of relief, glazing, decoration, firing, and experimentation with added materials. Prerequisites: ART 1010, 2030, or permission of the instructor.

ART 2150 SCULPTURE FABRICATION (3 s.h.)

Fundamental hand building techniques and properties of clay with emphasis on the visual vocabulary of formal elements during the investigation of three-dimensional forms and critiquing process. Includes techniques of relief, glazing, decoration, firing, and creative experimentation with added materials. Prerequisites: ART 1010, 2030, or permission of the instructor.

ART 3000 INTERMEDIATE DRAWING II (3 s.h.)

Continuation of the drawing sequence with emphasis on creative pictorial organization. Prerequisites: ART 1010, 2030, or permission of the instructor. This course is offered every fall or spring semester.

ART 3010 PHOTOGRAPHIC MEDIA I (3 s.h.)

Lectures, laboratory work, darkroom and field experience, black-and-white camera work, and a brief survey of motion picture and video tape techniques, with emphasis on expression, composition, creativity, and self-criticism. A photographic essay thesis required. A 35 mm (or larger format) film camera required. Students will be responsible for cost of photographic film and paper. This course is offered as needed. Prerequisites: ART 1010, 2030, or permission of the instructor.

ART 3020 PHOTOGRAPHIC MEDIA II (3 s.h.)

Extensive field and laboratory work with regular critiques. Advanced techniques while developing individual creativity. Students will be responsible for cost of photographic film and paper. Prerequisites: ART 3010. This course is offered as needed.

ART 3030 ADVANCED DRAWING I: MEDIA AND TECHNIQUES (3 s.h.)

Experimental investigation of non-traditional methods of drawing and extending traditional concepts of drawing beyond their perimeters. This course is offered as needed. Prerequisites: ART 1010, 1020, 2030, 3000, or permission of the instructor.

ART 3050, 3060 INTERMEDIATE PAINTING I AND II (3 s.h. each)

Further study and experimentation with application of media and techniques: emphasis on personal expression, color theory, the relationships and vocabulary of the formal elements of design, and critiquing process. Enhanced development toward the student’s personal style. Prerequisites: ART 1010, 1020, 2030, 2050, or permission of the instructor.

ART 3090 RELIEF PRINTMAKING (3 s.h.)

Relief printmaking processes, including woodcut, linocut, silkscreen, and stencil techniques. This course is offered as needed. Prerequisites: ART 1010, 2030, or permission of the instructor.

ART 3100 PRINTMAKING (ETCHING) (3 s.h.)

Etching and engraving processes with emphasis on composition. Techniques include drypoint, line etching, softground, liftground, aquatint, and embossing. Small editions required. This course is offered as needed. Prerequisites: ART 1010, 2030, or permission of the instructor.

ART 3110 INTERMEDIATE PRINTMAKING (ETCHING) (3 s.h.)

Emphasis on color multi-plate, viscosity, and stencil. This course is offered as needed. Prerequisites: ART 1010, 1020, 2030, 3100, or permission of the instructor.

ART 3012, 4110, 4120 ADVANCED PRINTMAKING (ETCHING) I, II, III (3 s.h. each)

For a printmaking concentration. Individual problem-solving, exploration of various concepts (e.g., forms and imagery), and development of a personal statement. Color printing required. This course is offered as needed. Prerequisites: ART 1010, 1020, 2030, 3000, 3100, 3110, or permission of the instructor.

ART 3150, 4150, 4160 ADVANCED SCULPTURE I , II, AND III (3 s.h. each)

Design and technical skills with emphasis on combining techniques, surface decoration in relation to form, originality, and creativity. This course is offered as needed. Prerequisites: ART 1010, 2030, 2150 or permission of the instructor.

ART 3850, 4850 SPECIAL TOPICS IN ART I, II (1-6 s.h.)

Allows advanced juniors and seniors to experiment in areas of special interest or in special topics not otherwise provided in the art curriculum. May combine several areas in which students have demonstrated proficiency. Involves a series of problems designed by the student in consultation with the instructor. A contract establishes responsibilities and credit hours. Two classroom contact hours required per each s.h. of work. Courses cannot be taken concurrently and cannot be repeated. Students enroll for a maximum of six hours per semester and a maximum of twelve hours overall. This course is offered as needed. Prerequisites: Permission of the instructor.

ART 4010 BUSINESS AND MARKETING IN ART (CAPSTONE) (2 s.h.)

This course is a part of the B.A., B.F.A., and art education major requirements to be taken at the conclusion of the student’s course of study. It is designed to provide professional preparation and hands-on experience in the following areas: writing of news releases, resumes, and cover letters, creation of exhibit invitation and program, and development of thesis. This course is offered as needed. Prerequisites: Senior status and concurrently enrolled in the final courses in the major area, including Senior Exhibit.

ART 4020 B.A. SENIOR EXHIBIT (CAPSTONE) (1 s.h.)

B.A. candidates will prepare, install, and exhibit a body of work to fulfill the B.A. exit requirement. In the first semester of the senior year, the candidate meets with the art faculty to discuss the requirements for their exhibition and then submits a proposal. Prerequisites: Senior status and concurrently enrolled in the final courses in the major area, including ART 4010.

ART 4030 ADVANCED DRAWING II (3 s.h.)

Further development of drawing skills, visual awareness, and personal expression and interpretation. Continued experimentation with media. This course is offered as needed. Prerequisites: ART 1010, 1020, 2030, 3000, or permission of the instructor.

ART 4050, 4060 ADVANCED PAINTING I AND II (3 s.h. each)

Skills necessary for expressive problem-solving. The student establishes his/her personal painting style and direction. This course is offered as needed. Prerequisites: ART 1010, 1020, 2030, 2050, 3050, 3060, or permission of the instructor.

ART 4990 INDEPENDENT STUDY IN ART (TBA)

An opportunity for a well-qualified, upper-division student to engage in special research in his/her major. Requires approval by the faculty advisor, the supervising professor, the department chair, and the school dean before approval by the Vice President for Academic Affairs. Credit to be determined.

SPECIAL PREPARATION FOR TEACHING ART IN THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS

ART 3620 THEORY AND PRACTICE IN ART EDUCATION (4 s.h.)

Current trends and theories in art education investigating the role of art in society, the school curriculum, and child development, with emphasis on positive self-expression, creative thinking, and perceptual sensitivity. Lesson planning, student presentations and a wide variety of studio experiences, including photographic techniques and computer graphics. Grades P-12. The course includes one hour of lecture and three hours of studio. The course does not count toward a major or minor in art. Major additional costs for this course will include the purchase of a textbook, paint, brushes, paper, and other miscellaneous art supplies, which will be in the range of $500 or more. Prerequisites: Junior status and successful completion of EDU 2420. This course is offered as needed. This course is for art education majors.

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