Courses

Below is a listing of courses usually offered through the Art Department, organized by area of study. Please check the Schedule of Classes for specific information on when these courses are offered.

ARED 3613  PUBLIC SCHOOL ART

Selection, preparation and use of instructional materials in elementary and secondary schools. For students seeking teaching certification in art. Prerequisite: ARTS 1013, 1313, 1323, 2013.

ARED 3643  TEACHING ART IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS

Methods and materials used in teaching elementary school art. Prerequisite: ARED 3613.

ARED 3653  TEACHING ART IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS

Methods and materials used in teaching secondary school art. Prerequisite: ARED 3613

ARED 4633  INDIVIDUAL RESEARCH   INSTRUCTOR

Independent study in specific areas of art education. Prerequisite: 6 HRS OF ARED. Instructor  consent.

ARED 476V  STUDENT TEACHING IN ART

A minimum of 6 weeks will be spent in an off-campus school. During this time the student teacher will have an opportunity under supervision to observe, to teach and participate in other activities involving the school and community. Successful completion of a criminal background check required before student can begin student teaching. Prerequisite: BFA IN ART EDUCATION. Instructor  consent.

ARHS 2913  ART HISTORY SURVEY I

Survey of art works from Stone Age through Medieval.

ARHS 2923  ART HISTORY SURVEY II

Survey of art works from Renaissance to the present.

ARHS 4563  PRE-COLUMBIAN ART

An introduction to pre-Columbian art from Mexico (3000 BC- 1521 AD) through a survey of works of art from different media: sculpture, architecture, and mural painting. Topics examined include: sacred images, political uses of sculpture, architecture and cosmogony, as well as the relationship between the material and content.”

ARHS 4573  ARTISTS OF NEW SPAIN

An overview of colonial art in colonial New Spain. Focused on native agency, social function of art, and cross-cultural communication. Topics include indigenous materials and techniques, the use of images in legal contexts, and ritual liturgy. Some consideration will be given to artworks from the viceroyalty of Peru.

ARHS 4743  MEDIEVAL ARCHITECTURE  (Irregular)

Traces the history of architecture in Western Europe from c. 300 – 1400. Focus is predominantly, though not exclusively, on the history of Christian architecture. Major architectural sites studied include: the early Christian basilicas in Rome, the towered churches of Carolingian emperors, Romanesque monasteries, and Gothic cathedrals. Prerequisite: ARHS 2913 or ARCH 4433

ARHS 4753  RENAISSANCE AND BAROQUE ARCHITECTURE  (Irregular)

Study of Renaissance and Baroque architecture in Europe and the New World from 1400 to 1700. With reference to an array of texts, drawings, and edifices, this course charts the evolution of a commanding Western architectural tradition with close attention to social, humanistic, and religious contexts. Prerequisite: ARHS 2923 or ARCH 4433

ARHS 4763  CRITICAL THEORY

Study of critical theory as it relates to problems in modern and contemporary art. Prerequisite: Nine credit hours of ARHS coursework.

ARHS 4813  HISTORY OF PHOTOGRAPHY  (Irregular)

Survey of photography from 1685 to present.

ARHS 4823  HISTORY OF GRAPHIC DESIGN (Irregular)

Survey of graphic design history from 1850 to the present. Prerequisite: ARHS 2923

ARHS 4833  ANCIENT ART

Study of selections from the visual arts of Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, or Rome. Prerequisite: ARHS 2913

ARHS 4843  MEDIEVAL ART

Study of Early Christian, Byzantine, Early Medieval, Romanesque, and Gothic styles. Prerequisite: ARHS 2913

ARHS 4853  ITALIAN RENAISSANCE ART  (Irregular)

Study of Proto-Renaissance, Early, High Renaissance, and Mannerist styles in Italy. Prerequisite: ARHS 2923

ARHS 4863  NORTHERN RENAISSANCE ART (Irregular)

Study of Late Gothic and Renaissance styles in the Netherlands, Germany, and France. Prerequisite: ARHS 2923

ARHS 4873  BAROQUE ART (Irregular)

Study of art styles of the 17th century, primarily in Italy, Spain, France, Flanders, and the Netherlands. Prerequisite: ARHS 2923

ARHS 4883  18TH-19TH CENTURY EUROPEAN ART

Study of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century art and architecture in Europe. Prerequisite: ARHS 2923

ARHS 4893  20TH CENTURY EUROPEAN ART (Irregular)

Study of the major styles and movements of the century, including Cubism, Fauvism, German Expressionism, and Surrealism. Prerequisite: ARHS 2923

ARHS 4913 AMERICAN ART TO 1860 (Irregular)

The visual arts in the United States from Colonial times through 1860. Prerequisite: ARHS 2923

ARHS 4923  AMERICAN ART SINCE 1860-1960 (Irregular)

The visual arts in the United States from the onset of the American Civil War through the Cold War Era. Prerequisite: ARHS 2923

ARHS 4933  CONTEMPORARY ART

Study of styles and major trends in the visual arts since 1960. Prerequisite: ARHS 2923 & 4923

ARHS 4963  INDIVIDUAL RESEARCH IN ART HISTORY

Independent study in specific areas of art history and criticism. Prerequisite: 12 HOURS OF ART HISTORY. Instructor consent.

ARHS 4973    SEMINAR IN ART HISTORY (Irregular)

Special studies of periods and styles of art. Prerequisite: 6 HOURS OF ART HISTORY

ARHS 4983    SPECIAL TOPICS IN ART HISTORY (Irregular)

Subject matter not covered in regularly offered courses, and relating to the history of art before the nineteenth century. May be repeated for different topics. Prerequisite: ARHS 2913 or 2923.

ARTS 3503 Ceramics: Handbuilding I

This is an introductory course in ceramic sculpture focusing on basic handbuilding techniques and basic ceramic processes including clay mixing , glaze mixing, and low temperature gas and electric firing techniques. Pre-or Corequisite: ARTS 1013 and ARTS 1313 and ARTS 1323.

ARTS 3523 Ceramics: Wheelthrowing I

This is an introductory course in ceramics focusing on basic functional wheelthrowing techniques and basic ceramic processes including clay mixing, glaze mixing, and low-temperature gas and electric firing techniques. Pre-or Corequisite: ARTS 1013 and ARTS 1313 and ARTS 1323.

ARTS 3533 Ceramics: Wheelthrowing II

This course is an intermediate course in wheelthrowing and some handbuilding. A primary emphasis is on clay body and glaze calculation, and understanding the processes of firing low, high, and atmospheric kilns. Prerequisite: ARTS 3503 and ARTS 3523.

ARTS 3543 Ceramics: Slip-Casting

This is an intermediate course in ceramic sculpture focusing on concept based object making. The techniques taught are mold-making and slip-casting, along with an advanced understanding of clay mixing, glaze mixing, low and high temperature gas, salt/soda, and electric firing techniques. Prerequisite: ARTS 3503 and ARTS 3523.

ARTS 4573  Advanced Ceramics

This is an advanced course where any ceramic technique can be used. The course continues advanced study of glaze and clay calculation, and kiln design, building, and firing. Prerequisite: ARTS 3503 and ARTS 3523 and ARTS 3533 and ARTS 3543.

Repeat for Credit

ARTS 458V Special Problems in Ceramics (1-3)

Individual projects in ceramic techniques. May be repeated for 6 hours. Prerequisite: ARTS 3513 or ARTS 3533.

ARTS 2023 Alternative Methods of Drawing

Study of experimental drawing methods including abstract and non-representational drawing, conceptual and symbolic drawing, imaginative drawing, and collage. Prerequisite: ARTS 2003.

ARTS 3023 Drawing III

Advanced studies and problems in drawing techniques and Prerequisite: ARTS 2013.

ARTS 4023 Figure Drawing II

Advanced study of the figure with emphasis on figure structure and its relationship to pictorial form in drawing. Prerequisite: ARTS 2013.

ARTS 4033 Drawing IV

Continued advanced studies and problems in drawing techniques and varied subjects. Prerequisite: ARTS 3023.

ARTS 404V Special Problems in Drawing (1-6)

Individual projects in drawing arranged with the instructor. May be repeated for 6 hours. Prerequisite: ARTS 3023.

ARTS 3103 Painting I (Sp, Fa)

An exploration of different ways of articulating visual forms on a picture plane, using common materials and procedures. Pre- or Corequisite: ARTS 1313 and ARTS 2013 or ARCH 1025.

ARTS 3123 Painting: Watermedia (Irregular)

Introductory course presenting basic materials and techniques of watercolor, gouache, and acrylic painting. Form and composition to be studied through observation and imagination. Traditional techniques as well as experimentation and personal expression are to be explored. Prerequisite ARTS 1013 and ARTS 1313 and ARTS 1323.

ARTS 3133 Figure Painting (Irregular)

Introduction to representational and interpretive figure painting and to contemporary issues in figurative painting. The model as well as other visual sources will be used as a basis for observation, interpretation and invention. Prerequisites: ARTS 2013, ARTS 3103.

ARTS 3153 Perception Into Abstraction (Irregular)

Investigation of the abstraction of visual phenomena. Various starting points and approaches will be studied. Emphasis on the analysis of form and the creation of pictorial structure, as well as the conceptual basis of perceptual abstraction. Prerequisite: ARTS 3103.

ARTS 4133 Landscape Painting (Irregular)

Exploration of perceptual and conceptual approaches to painting the landscape. Both traditional and experimental techniques of oil painting will be studied. Includes outdoor on-site painting. Prerequisite: ARTS 3103.

Arts 4153 Advanced Painting Topics (Irregular)

Revolving topics in painting at the advanced level. Prerequisite: 6 hours in painting

ARTS 417V Special Problems in Painting (1-6 credits) (Sp, Fa)

Individual technique and subject matter projects to be arranged with the instructor. May be repeated for 6 hours. Prerequisite: ARTS 4143 or ARTS 4153.

ARTS 4193 Senior Painting Studio (Irregular)

Intensive course for those art majors concentrating in painting. Extended, individually determined projects will emphasize production of a well researched, conceptually grounded, and cohesive body of work. Supplemented by reading, writing and discussion of contemporary issues in painting. Pre- or corequisite: Senior standing, ARTS 3103 and three additional hours of painting from ARTS 3113, 3123, 3133, 3153, 4133, 4143, 4153, or 4163. May be repeated for 6 hours.

ARTS 3803 Photography I

Beginning photography. Introduction to B & W materials, techniques, and theory. Development of visual ideas through assignments, critiques, slide lectures, and demonstrations. Prerequisite: ARTS 2313.

ARTS 3813 Alternative Photographic Processes

Advanced B & W materials, techniques, and theory. Introduction to “nontraditional” materials, techniques, and theory (Cyanotype, Van Dyck Brownprint, Gum Biochromate, KWIK-PRINT, etc.). Assignments, critiques, slide lectures, and demonstrations. Prerequisite: ARTS 3803.

ARTS 4813 Digital Photography

Introduction to digital photography, production techniques and theory. Digital input from scanning (flatbed & slide/negative), digital cameras, video and internet sources. Computer assisted manipulation of imagery for correction and abstraction. Output to digital printing systems, analog systems (film recorder, servers and internet. Prerequisite: ARTS 3803

ARTS 4823 Color Photography I

Introduction to color production. Color materials, techniques and theory. Direct reversal transparencies and prints, color negative processing and printing, and manipulation of color materials. Assignments, demonstrations, critiques, and lectures. Prerequisite: ARTS 3803.

ARTS 4833 Advanced Black and White Photography

Advanced B&W materials, techniques and theory including Zone System, large format view cameras and studio lighting techniques. Prerequisite: ARTS 3803.

ARTS 4853 Documentary Photography (irregular)

This course will introduce students to a variety of methods used in the area of documentary photography in order to give them the conceptual and technical skills necessary to create extended projects that focus on documenting and visually exploring subjects in an in-depth manner. Prerequisite: ARTS 3803

ARHS 4813 The History of Photography

Survey of Photography from 1685 to the present.

ARTS 484V Special Problems in Photography (1-6)

Individual instruction for advanced undergraduates and graduate students. Special projects in photography designated by students in collaboration with faculty. May be repeated for 6 hours. Prerequisite: ARTS 3803 and (ARTS 3813 or ARTS 4823 or ARTS 4833).

ARTS 3403 ETCHING I

Introduction to intaglio and relief. ARTS 1313, 2003 or 2023

ARTS 3413 ETCHING II

Advanced work in intaglio or relief. Students select one area for study. Intaglio emphasizes working with copper plates and color printing. Background in color studies preferred but not mandatory. ARTS 3403 or 3463.

ARTS 3423 PRINTMAKING-LITHOGRAPHY

Introduction to lithography with emphasis on stone lithographic techniques. ARTS 1313, 2003 or 2013 or 2023

ARTS 3433 LITHOGRAPHY II

Advanced study with emphasis on color printing and plate lithography techniques. ARTS 3423

ARTS 3443 SERIGRAPHY I (Irregular)

Introduction to serigraphy techniques, including cut stencil, resist methods, and photosensitized screens. Some knowledge of photography preferred, but not mandatory. Prerequisite: ARTS 1313, 2003 or 2013 OR 2023

ARTS 3453 SERIGRAPHY II (Irregular)

Continuation of the study and use of serigraphy techniques. Prerequisite: ARTS 3443

ARTS 3463 INTRODUCTION TO PRINTMAKING

Introduces the student to printmaking through primary methods used in relief, serigraphic, intaglio, and lithographic techniques. ARTS 1013, 2003 OR 2023

ARTS 4463 ETCHING III

Continued study of intaglio or relief. Prerequisite: ARTS 3413

ARTS 4473 LITHOGRAPHY III

Continued advanced study of lithography techniques. Prerequisite: ARTS 3433

ARTS 3203 SCULPTURE I

An introduction to fundamental additive and subtractive sculpture techniques and methods of seeing and working that give expression to material form. Beginning techniques in modeling, carving, mold-making, and basic casting are demonstrated. Lectures, readings, and critiques will develop student awareness of traditional building techniques which inform contemporary sculpture practices. Prerequisite: ARTS 1323

 ARTS 3213 SCULPTURE II

A focus on material sensitivity through thoughtful and skillful additive approaches. Woodworking as well as construction techniques in alternative media are introduced as tools to examine structural and spatial possibilities. Through examining and questioning the interplay of form, material, technique, and content, students will further develop their own critique skills. Prerequisite: ARTS 3203

ARTS 4223 ADVANCED SCULPTURE (Irregular)

A directed analysis of form and its relationship to content based on the development of work in students’ medium of choice. Students will acquire the technical skills needed to meet personal vision through guidance of the instructor. Research evidenced in work, discussions, and critiques is emphasized. Prerequisite: ARTS 3203 & 3213.

ARTS 4213: Mixed Media & Spatial Context

An exploration in assemblage, installation, environmental art, light, and kinetics as they apply to contemporary sculptural language. Specific problems utilizing various media are preceded by readings, lectures, and demonstrations. Prerequisite: ARTS 3203.

ARTS 4223: Advanced Sculpture

A directed analysis of form and its relationship to content based on the development of work in students’ medium of choice. Students will acquire the technical skills needed to meet personal vision through guidance of the instructor. Research evidenced in work, discussions, and critiques is emphasized. Prerequisite: ARTS 3203, ARTS 3213, ARTS 4213.

ARTS 423V Special Problems in Sculpture (1-6)

Individual projects in sculpture with emphasis on materials exploration. May be repeated for 6 hours. Prerequisite: ARTS 4223.

ARTS 3363 GRAPHIC DESIGN I

An overview of design principles and the application of design processes to posters, logos, stationery, and publication design. Conceptual development and visual and technical problem solving skills are emphasized. Instructor consent. Prerequisite: ARTS 1013 & 2313.

ARTS 1313 2-D DESIGN

Studio problems in the use of line, shape, texture, value, and color and their relationships.

ARTS 1323 3-D DESIGN

Studio problems with the elements of three-dimensional design: structure, space, form, surface, and their relationship.

ARTS 2313 COMPUTER APPLICATIONS IN ART

Introduction to digital imaging in the visual arts. Beginning instruction in digital image creation, manipulation and processing.† Introduction to input and output peripherals, computer graphic software programs and work in the digital visual arts. Prerequisite: ARTS 1313

ARTS 4333 BOOKMAKING (Irregular)

Introduction to the creation of unique, limited edition artist’s bookworks — with emphasis on technical knowledge and conceptual understanding of the book form as a means of artistic expression. Prerequisite: ARTS 2313

ARTS 4343 ADVANCED DESIGN

Extended problems in an area of interest in pure or functional design; encouraged use of imaginative materials. ARTS 1313, 1323, 2313

ARTS 4363 TYPOGRAPHY

Studies include type as form, typographic contrast principles, legibility, text organization and hierarchy, and experimental approaches to typographic design. Overview of typographic history is included. Current computer software applications utilized. Prerequisite: ARTS 3363

ARTS 4373 GRAPHIC DESIGN: SYMBOLS (Irregular)

Emphasis on the development of logos, pictograms, symbols, and conceptual symbolism, with a study of the history of symbol generation. Current computer software applications utilized. Prerequisite: ARTS 3363

ARTS 4383 GRAPHIC DESIGN: LAYOUT (Irregular)

Advanced explorations of organizational principles and design processes applied to print media. Contemporary design practices and graphic design history are studied. Current computer software applications utilized. Prerequisite: ARTS 3363

ARTS 4613 WEB I

This course introduces students to the World Wide Web and the technologies and practices involved in creating a successful Web presence. Discussions include interactivity, usability and accessibility with an emphasis on standards-based hand-coding with a special attention to graphic design standards. Instructor consent. Prerequisite: ARTS 3363

ARTS 4623 WEB II

This advanced web design course deals with responsive web coding for desktop computers and mobile devices, including advanced HTML5, CSS3, PHP, databases, video and audio methods, content management systems and social media integration. Instructor consent. Prerequisite: ARTS 4613

ARTS 4663 MOTION DESIGN

In this course, students will explore motion graphic design as it combines 2D and 3D animation, typography, video footage photography and sound. The projects will explore elements of storytelling, moving compositions and animation principles that focus on Web delivery, using mainly Apple Final Cut Pro and Adobe After Effects. Instructor consent. Prerequisite: ARTS 4653

ARTS 494V GRAPHIC DESIGN INTERNSHIP

Credit for practical experience gained through internship in graphic design. Report required form intern and field supervisor on progress and significant accomplishments. 3 credit hours per semester. Instructor consent. Prerequisite: any 4000 level graphic design except 4343.

ARTS 491V  INTERNSHIPS IN ART

Credit for practical experience gained through internships in studio art, art history, gallery practices and/or art education. Report required from intern and field supervisor on significant accomplishments and/or progress. Instructor consent. Prerequisite: junior standing & art major

ARTS 4921 SENIOR PORTFOLIO REVIEW

Capstone course. A portfolio of creative work and supporting artist statement will be prepared and presented to the Art faculty in a formal presentation. Department consent. Prerequisite: Senior standing

ARTS 493V FINE ARTS GALLERY INTERNSHIP

Study all aspects of operating the Fine Arts Gallery. Research and preparation for exhibitions, organize and install exhibits, care of art works, create and distribute publicity, arrange interviews with newspapers, and other media. Instructor consent. Permission.

ARHS 4563  PRE-COLUMBIAN ART (Irregular)

An introduction to pre-Columbian art from Mexico (3000 BC- 1521 AD) through a survey of works of art from different media: sculpture, architecture, and mural painting. Topics examined include: sacred images, political uses of sculpture, architecture and cosmogony, as well as the relationship between the material and content.

ARHS4573  ARTISTS OF NEW SPAIN (Irregular)

An overview of colonial art in colonial New Spain. Focused on native agency, social function of art, and cross-cultural communication. Topics include indigenous materials and techniques, the use of images in legal contexts, and ritual liturgy. Some consideration will be given to artworks from the viceroyalty of Peru.”

ARHS 4763  CRITICAL THEORY

Study of critical theory as it relates to problems in modern and contemporary art. Prerequisite: Nine credit hours of ARHS coursework.

ARHS 4813  HISTORY OF PHOTOGRAPHY  (Irregular)

Survey of photography from 1685 to present.

ARHS 4833  ANCIENT ART  (Irregular)

Study of selections from the visual arts of Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, or Rome. Prerequisite: ARHS 2913.

ARHS 4843  MEDIEVAL ART  (Irregular)

Study of Early Christian, Byzantine, Early Medieval, Romanesque, and Gothic styles. Prerequisite: ARHS 2913

ARHS 4853  ITALIAN RENAISSANCE ART (Irregular)

Study of Proto-Renaissance, Early, High Renaissance, and Mannerist styles in Italy. Prerequisite: ARHS 2923.

ARHS 4863  NORTHERN RENAISSANCE ART  (Irregular)

Study of Late Gothic and Renaissance styles in the Netherlands, Germany, and France. Prerequisite: ARHS 2923

ARHS 4873  BAROQUE ART (Irregular)

Study of art styles of the 17th century, primarily in Italy, Spain, France, Flanders, and the Netherlands. Prerequisite: ARHS 2923

ARHS 4883  18TH-19TH CENTURY EUROPEAN ART (Irregular)

Study of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century art and architecture in Europe. Prerequisite: ARHS 2923

ARHS 4893  20TH CENTURY EUROPEAN ART (Irregular)

Study of the major styles and movements of the century, including Cubism, Fauvism, German Expressionism, and Surrealism. Prerequisite: ARHS 2923

ARHS 4913  AMERICAN ART TO 1860 (Irregular)

The visual arts in the United States from Colonial times through 1860. ARHS 2923

ARHS 4923  AMERICAN ART SINCE 1860-1960  (Irregular)

The visual arts in the United States from the onset of the American Civil War through the Cold War Era. Prerequisite: ARHS 2923

ARHS 4933  CONTEMPORARY ART

Study of styles and major trends in the visual arts since 1960. Prerequisite: ARHS 2923 & 4923

ARTS 4333  BOOKMAKING  (Irregular)

Introduction to the creation of unique, limited edition artist’s bookworks — with emphasis on technical knowledge and conceptual understanding of the book form as a means of artistic expression. Prerequisite: ARTS 2313

ARTS 4363  TYPOGRAPHY  (Irregular)

Studies include type as form, typographic contrast principles, legibility, text organization and hierarchy, and experimental approaches to typographic design. Overview of typographic history is included. Current computer software applications utilized. Prerequisite: ARTS 3363 .

ARTS 4373  GRAPHIC DESIGN: SYMBOLS

Emphasis on the development of logos, pictograms, symbols, and conceptual symbolism, with a study of the history of symbol generation. Current computer software applications utilized. Prerequisite: ARTS 3363.

ARTS 4383  GRAPHIC DESIGN: LAYOUT   (Irregular)

Advanced explorations of organizational principles and design processes applied to print media. Contemporary design practices and graphic design history are studied. Current computer software applications utilized. Prerequisite:  ARTS 3363

ARTS 4513  TECHNICAL CERAMICS  (Irregular)

Advanced study of ceramic materials and processes. Clay composition, clay body formulation and analysis, glaze composition and formulation, firing methods (low, mid, and high-temperature gas, electric and atmospheric firings), and kiln design will be covered in depth. Prerequisite: ARTS 4503.

ARTS 4613  WEB I

This course introduces students to the World Wide Web and the technologies and practices involved in creating a successful Web presence. Discussions include interactivity, usability and accessibility with an emphasis on standards-based hand-coding with a special attention to graphic design standards. Instructor consent. Prerequisite: ARTS 3363.

ARTS 4623  WEB II

This advanced web design course deals with responsive web coding for desktop computers and mobile devices, including advanced HTML5, CSS3, PHP, databases, video and audio methods, content management systems and social media integration. Instructor consent. Prerequisite: ARTS 4613

ARTS 4663  MOTION DESIGN

In this course, students will explore motion graphic design as it combines 2D and 3D animation, typography, video footage photography and sound. The projects will explore elements of storytelling, moving compositions and animation principles that focus on Web delivery, using mainly Apple Final Cut Pro and Adobe After Effects. Instructor consent. Prerequisite: ARTS 3363.

ARTS 4813  DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY  (Irregular)

Introduction to digital photography production, techniques and theory. Digital input from scanning (flatbed & slide/negative), digital cameras, video and internet sources. Computer assisted manipulation of imagery for correction and abstraction. Output to a digital printing systems, analog systems (film recorder), servers and Internet. Prerequisite: ARTS 3803

ARTS 4833  ADVANCED B&W PHOTOGRAPHY

Advanced black and white theory, practice and techniques including: Zone System, large format camera and studio lighting. Prerequisite: ARTS 3803

ARTS 4853  DOCUMENTARY PHOTOGRAPHY (Irregular)

This course will introduce students to a variety of methods used in the area of documentary photography in order to give them the conceptual and technical skills necessary to create extended projects that focus on documenting and visually exploring subjects in an in-depth manner. Prerequisite: ARTS 3803.

ARTS 493V  FINE ARTS GALLERY INTERNSHIP

Study all aspects of operating the Fine Arts Gallery. Research and preparation for exhibitions, organize and install exhibits, care of art works, create and distribute publicity, arrange interviews with newspapers, and other media. Instructor consent.

ARTS 5901  GRADUATE CRITIQUE

Art faculty review and critique of M.F.A. student’s art works.

ARTS 5913  GRADUATE STUDIO SEMINAR

Examination and analysis of current issues and professional practices in contemporary visual art. The relationship of current theoretical literature to studio practice will be explored through writings, presentations and discussions of graduate student research.

ARTS 601V MASTER OF FINE ARTS EXHIBIT

Production and presentation of a one person exhibition of art work. The M.F.A. candidate will be responsible for making three acceptable slide sets of the exhibition and exhibition statements.

ARTS 602V  GRADUATE DRAWING

Individual problems in drawing techniques.

ARTS 612V  GRADUATE PAINTING

Individual problems in painting techniques.

ARTS 622V  GRADUATE SCULPTURE

Individual problems in sculpture techniques.

ARTS 632V  GRADUATE DESIGN

Individual problems in two and three dimensional design.

ARTS 642V  GRADUATE PRINTMAKING

Individual problems in printmaking techniques.

ARTS 652V  GRADUATE CERAMICS

Individual problems in ceramic techniques.

ARTS 682V  GRADUATE PHOTOGRAPHY

Individual problems in photography.