Courses

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

 

ARED 1003. Introduction to Art Education. 3 Hours.

Covers foundational theories in art education, educational psychology, and philosophy. An 18-hour early field experience includes observation and participation in art classes in public schools and community settings. (Typically offered: Fall and Spring)

ARED 2003. Diversity, Pedagogy, & Visual Culture. 3 Hours.

Covers the issues of diversity in art and visual culture education. (Typically offered: Fall and Spring)

ARED 3003. Curriculum Design & Teaching Practices in Art Education. 3 Hours.

Covers contemporary art education theories and their implication to curriculum design. Students will discuss sociocultural learning theories in relation to the art-making process. (Typically offered: Fall and Spring)

ARED 3013. Teaching Art to Special Populations. 3 Hours.

Provides future art educators with the current issues and practices necessary for teaching art to students with special needs through inverse inclusion and rotating roles as teacher, assistant, student, and observer. Focuses on contemporary pedagogy to art classroom inclusion practice with special needs students in a community-based setting with service learning. (Typically offered: Irregular)

ARED 3013H. Honors Teaching Art to Special Populations. 3 Hours.

Provides future art educators with the current issues and practices necessary for teaching art to students with special needs through inverse inclusion and rotating roles as teacher, assistant, student, and observer. Focuses on contemporary pedagogy to art classroom inclusion practice with special needs students in a community-based setting with service learning. Prerequisite: Honors standing. (Typically offered: Irregular)
This course is equivalent to ARED 3013.

ARED 4003. Community Art. 3 Hours.

Covers community-based art theories, classroom learning theories, and instructional strategies. It is also a teaching practicum course for community outreach; thus, students will design curriculum, implement lesson plans, and organize a final exhibition. Includes at least 24 hours of community teaching experience. Prerequisite: ARED 3003. (Typically offered: Spring)

ARED 4003H. Honors Community Art. 3 Hours.

Covers community-based art theories, classroom learning theories, and instructional strategies. It is also a teaching practicum course for community outreach; thus, students will design curriculum, implement lesson plans, and organize a final exhibition. Includes at least 24 hours of community teaching experience. Prerequisite:  ARED 3003 and honors standing. (Typically offered: Spring)
This course is equivalent to ARED 4003.

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 4423  ROMAN ART AND ARCHAEOLOGY

Roman Art and Archaeology focuses on how visual and material culture shaped and were shaped by Roman society (religion, politics, economy, gender, ethnicity, etc.) from the Iron Age through the Late Antique period. We encounter famous masterpieces, but also the material remains of everyday Romans in civic and domestic spaces. Prerequisite: ARHS 2913. (Typically offered: Spring and Summer Even Years)
This course is cross-listed with CLST 4423.

ARHS 451V  INTERNSHIP IN ART HISTORY  

Credit for practical experience gained through an internship in art history. Report required from intern and field supervisor on significant accomplishments and/or progress. Prerequisite: 9 hours of ARHS courses. (Typically offered: Irregular) May be repeated for up to 6 hours of degree credit.

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 4613. AFRICAN ART AND SOCIETY

Situates the artistic production of modern Africa (1800-present) within a socio-cultural framework, taking into consideration the role of the artist, the methods of production, the relationship between form and function, and the impact of geopolitical shifts (including intercontinental trade, colonialization, and globalization) on the artistic practice. Prerequisite: ARHS 2923. (Typically offered: Irregular)

ARHS 4623  AFRICAN AMERICAN ART HISTORY

Surveys African American art from the seventeenth century to the present. It begins with a discussion of the transatlantic slave trade and it examines art produced in what Pratt terms the "contact zones." It then follows developments in African American art from the Antebellum Period to the present. Prerequisite: ARHS 2923. (Typically offered: Irregular)

ARHS 4633  CONTEMPORARY AFRICAN ART

Serves as a forum for the study of contemporary African art. It situates African art from the 1980s to the present within a historic context, addressing the impact of geopolitical ruptures on artistic practices, and it examines how the work operates across different intellectual, political, and geographical spheres. Prerequisite: ARHS 2923. (Typically offered: Irregular)

ARHS 4733  SAINT PETER'S AND THE VATICAN

Examines art and the architectural history of St. Peter's Basilica in Rome from antiquity to present. Emphasis on the Renaissance/Baroque church and its early Christian predecessor. Students consider the impact of devotional practices and papal politics on the church, the Vatican Palace, and its renown artworks including the Sistine ceiling. Prerequisite: ARHS 2913 and ARHS 2923. (Typically offered: Irregular)
This course is equivalent to ARCH 4863.

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  SEMINAR IN CRITICAL THEORY

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

ARHS 4773  HISTORY OF NEW MEDIA ART

Examines the history of "new media" art in relation to larger shifts in technology, philosophy and politics. Beginning in the 19th century, the course explores the development of photography, film, video, performance, sound and digital art through the 20th century. Culminates with an examination of contemporary practice. Prerequisite: ARHS 2923 and 3 hours of 3000 level and above art history coursework. (Typically offered: Irregular)

ARHS 4783  SPECIAL TOPICS IN CONTEMPORARY ART 

Examines specialized topics within the field of contemporary art, with special attention to cutting-edge issues confronting artists today. Prerequisite: ARHS 2923. (Typically offered: Irregular) May be repeated for up to 9 hours of degree credit.

ARHS 4793  MAKING THE MUSEUM: HISTORY, THEORY AND PRACTICE

Presents a broad overview of the institutional history and the contemporary professional practice of the museum world. Features numerous visiting lectures from a working professionals from the local area and nationwide institutions. Prerequisite: Any 3 credit hour, 3000 level or higher art history course. (Typically offered: Spring Even Years)

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.

ARHS 4993  SPECIAL TOPICS IN MODERN ART

Subject matter not covered in regularly offered courses, and relating to the history of art from the nineteenth century to the present. May be repeated for different topics. Prerequisite: ARHS 2923. (Typically offered: Irregular) May be repeated for up to 9 hours of degree credit.

 ARTS 3503. Ceramics: Handbuilding I. 3 Hours.

this introductory course investigates the techniques, materials, and themes common to hand-built ceramincs. Students will also be introduced to ceramic studio processes, including clay and glaze mixing, low temperature gas and electric firing, and studio safety procedures. Prerequisite: ARTS 1013 and ARTS 1313 and ARTS 1323; or ARTS 1919C and ARTS 1929C.

ARTS 3523. Ceramics: Wheelthrowing I. 3 Hours.

This introductory course investigates the techniques, materials, and themes common in wheel-thrown ceramics. Students will also be introduced to ceramic studio processes, including clay and glaze mixing, high temperature gas and electric firing, and studio safety procedures. Prerequisite: ARTS 1013 and ARTS 1313 and ARTS 1323; or ARTS 1919C and ARTS 1929C.

ARTS 3533. Ceramics: Wheelthrowing II. 3 Hours.

This concept-driven intermediate-level course focuses on expanding the students' skills and knowledge of wheel-thrown and hand-built forms. Additional emphasis will be placed on clay and glaze testing, and understanding the processes of firing in electric, gas, salt/soda, and wood-firing kilns. Prerequisite: ARTS 3523.

ARTS 3543. Ceramics: Slip-Casting. 3 Hours.

This concept-driven intermediate-level course focuses on the techniques and approaches common to ceramic slip-casting. Plaster mold-making, model development and preparation, slip mixing, and slip-casting are emphasized. Students will utilize low and high temperature gas and electric firings. Prerequisite: ARTS 3503.

ARTS 4503. Intermediate Ceramics. 3 Hours.

Focuses on discovering and developing a personal approach to the creation of ceramic objects. Students will explore and test clay bodies, surface treatments, and firing methods while simultaneously exploring ideas, formats, contexts, and interpretations to their work. Any or all ceramic processes may be used. Pre- or corequisite: ARTS 3503 or ARTS 3523 or ARTS 3543.

ARTS 4513. Technical Ceramics. 3 Hours.

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 4553. Ceramics-Handbuilding III. 3 Hours. (irregular)

Continued advanced work in handbuilding techniques and glaze calculation. Prerequisite: ARTS 3543.

ARTS 4573. Advanced Ceramics. 3 Hours.

This course focuses on the generation and development of ideas and objects to form a cohesive body of work. Students will lead their own explorations, technically and conceptually, while working toward a professional-level standard of output. Any or all ceramic processes may be used. Prerequisite: ARTS 3503 and ARTS 3523 and ARTS 3543and ARTS 4503. May be repeated for up to 6 hours of degree credit.

ARTS 458V. Special Problems in Ceramics. 1-3 Hour.

Individual projects in ceramic techniques. Prerequisite: ARTS 3503 or ARTS 3523. May be repeated for up to 6 hours of degree credit.

ARTS 459V. Individual Instruction. 1-6 Hour.

Special projects on an arranged basis for advanced students in any area of art in which the catalog sequence of courses has been completed. May be repeated for up to 6 hours of degree credit.

ARTS 3003. Intermediate Drawing. 3 Hours.

Continued training in fundamental drawing skills. Builds upon observational drawing skills with analytic approaches, including the spatial logic of translating three dimensions to two, constructing global value relationships, and making meaningful compositions by linking formal decisions to conceptual intent. Prerequisite: ARTS 1919C and ARTS 1929C; or ARTS 1013 and instructor consent.

ARTS 3013. Figure Drawing I. 3 Hours. (irregular)

Investigation of the human form through drawing, with special emphasis on gestural modes of working. Careful analysis of human anatomy, including internal and externally visible structures, position and movement of joints, as well as anatomical proportions and their variations among different individuals. Prerequisite: ARTS 3003.

ARTS 3023. Drawing: Advanced Form and Content. 3 Hours.(irregular)

This course will provide a technical and conceptual basis for independent exploration in the medium of drawing. A variety of approaches and starting points will be explored, including abstract/non-representational drawing, conceptual drawing, process-based drawing, and interpretive representational drawing. Experimental methods and media will be encouraged. Prerequisite: ARTS 3003 and junior or senior standing.

ARTS 3033. Drawing With Color. 3 Hours. (irregular)

Color issues pertaining to drawing. Projects will challenge students to accurately perceive and recreate color relationships by building optical mixtures of colored marks to create a continuous world of color from a limited set of starting colors. Prerequisite: ARTS 3003.

ARTS 3043. Illustration: Communicating With Drawing. 3 Hours. (irregular)

How to create images that carry specific, unambiguous meanings - to speak with pictures. Projects will explore various modes of visual communication and relationships to texts, including narrative, editorial and sequential illustrations. Prerequisite: ARTS 3003 or instructor consent.

ARTS 3053. Drawing in the Expanded Field. 3 Hours. (irregular)

A philosophical examination of the discipline of drawing through experimental works. Initial projects will question the essential aspects of drawing-ness, pushing beyond the typical materials and processes to make drawings with unusual properties. In the second half of the course, students will take on a sustained individual exploration. Prerequisite: ARTS 3003 or instructor consent.

ARTS 4003. Drawing Projects. 3 Hours.

Individual studio projects in Drawing. Each student will propose a project to pursue over the course of the semester. Prerequisite: Senior standing as a Studio Art BA or BFA concentrating in drawing.

ARTS 4023. Figure Drawing II. 3 Hours. (irregular)

Advanced study of the figure with emphasis on figure structure and its relationship to pictorial form in drawing. Prerequisite: ARTS 3013

ARTS 404V. Special Problems in Drawing. 1-6 Hour.

Individual projects in drawing arranged with the instructor. Prerequisite: ARTS 3023. May be repeated for up to 6 hours of degree credit.

ARTS 3103. Painting I. 3 Hours.

An introduction to oil painting, focusing on painting from direct observation. Topics to be covered include: materials, palette, understanding perceptual color and color theory, and development of the painting through use of layers, value, mark-making, composition, light, and space. Prerequisite: ARTS 1313 and ARTS 3013; or ARTS 1919C and ARTS 1929C.

ARTS 3123. Painting: Water Media. 3 Hours. (irregular)

Introduction to materials and techniques of watercolor and acrylic painting. Form, composition, and content to be studied through observation and imagination. Traditional techniques as well as experimentation and personal expression are to be explored. Prerequisite: ARTS 3103 or ARTS 3003.

ARTS 3133. Figure Painting. 3 Hours. (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. Prerequisite: ARTS 3013, ARTS 3103.

ARTS 3153. Painting Perception Into Abstraction. 3 Hours. (irregular)

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

ARTS 3163. Abstract Painting. 3 Hours. (Irregular)

An introduction to the material, formal, and conceptual aspects of abstract painting. Projects will explore a variety of starting points for the invention of form in painting. Examines the construction of meaning in modern and contemporary abstract painting through studio work, discussion, writing assignments and lectures. Prerequisite: ARTS 3103 

ARTS 3173. Contemporary Representational Painting. 3 Hours. (Irregular)

Contemporary approaches to the use of imagery in painting. Projects emphasize the systematic alteration of color, form and space through strategies of reduction, omission, distortion and compositing. Prerequisite: ARTS 3103.

ARTS 4133. Landscape Painting. 3 Hours. (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. Topics in Advanced Painting. 3 Hours.

Topics in advanced and experimental painting. Prerequisite: 6 hours of painting. May be repeated for up to 12 hours of degree credit.

ARTS 417V. Special Problems in Painting. 1-6 Hour.

Individual technique and subject matter projects to be arranged with the instructor. May be repeated for up to 6 hours of degree credit.

ARTS 4183. Contemporary Issues in Painting. 3 Hours. (irregular)

Examination of concepts and themes relevant to the contemporary practice of painting, accompanied by the production of an individually determined body of work. Emphasis on studio work supplemented by research, critique, reading and writing. Pre-or Corequisite: Three hours of painting from ARTS 3123, ARTS 3133, ARTS 3153, ARTS 3163, ARTS 3173, ARTS 4133, or ARTS 4153. Prerequisite: ARTS 3103. May be repeated for up to 6 hours of degree credit.

ARTS 4193. Advanced Painting. 3 Hours.

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: Three hours of painting from ARTS 3123, ARTS 3133, ARTS 3153, ARTS 3163, ARTS 3173, ARTS 4133, or ARTS 4153. May be repeated for up to 6 hours of degree credit.

ARTS 3803. Photography I. 3 Hours.

Beginning photography. Introduction to analog and digital B & W materials, techniques, and theory. Development of visual ideas through assignments, critiques, slide lectures, and demonstrations. Prerequisite: ARTS 1313; or ARTS 1919C and ARTS 1929C.

ARTS 3813. Alternative Photographic Processes. 3 Hours.

Advanced B & W materials, techniques, and theory. Introduction to "non-traditional" 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. 3 Hours.

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 4823. Color Photography I. 3 Hours.

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. 3 Hours.

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

ARTS 484V. Special Problems in Photography. 1-6 Hour.

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

ARTS 4853. Documentary Photography. 3 Hours. (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 4883. Bookmaking. 3 Hours. (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.

ARTS 3403. Printmaking: Introduction. 3 Hours.

Introduction to the technical, formal, conceptual, and historical aspects of printmaking through methods of relief, intaglio (etching), monoprint, serigraphic (screenprinting), and lithographic printing techniques. Prerequisite:ARTS 1919C and ARTS 1929C; or ARCH 1025; or IDES 1045; or LARC 1325.

ARTS 3413. Printmaking: Etching. 3 Hours. (irregular)

Exploration in the technical, formal, conceptual, and historical aspects of intaglio printmaking through traditional and current methods of metal plate etching, aquatint, color inking and printing, collagraph, photo processes, and other techniques. Prerequisite: ARTS 1919C and ARTS 1929C.

ARTS 3423. Printmaking: Lithography. 3 Hours. (irregular)

Introduction to lithographic printmaking processes including wet and dry media on stone and plate, photo processes, and various inking methods. Prerequisite: ARTS 1919C and ARTS 1929C; or ARTS 3403; or ARCH 1025; or IDES 1045; or LARC 1325.

ARTS 3433. Printmaking: Relief. 3 Hours. (irregular)

Exploration in the technical, formal, conceptual, and historical aspects of relief printmaking through traditional and current methods of woodcut, wood engraving, linoleum, CNC routing, digital technologies, moku hanga, and other methods. Prerequisite: ARTS 1919C and ARTS 1929C; or ARTS 3403; or ARCH 1025; or IDES 1045; or LARC 1325.

ARTS 3443. Printmaking: Screenprinting. 3 Hours. 

Introduction to serigraphic techniques, including cut stencils, photosensitive stencils, resist methods, additive and reductive printing, and other processes. Prerequisite: ARTS 1919C and ARTS 1929C; or ARTS 3403; or ARCH 1025; or IDES 1045; or LARC 1325.

ARTS 3453. Printmaking: Monoprint & Monotype. 3 Hours. (irregular)

Exploration in the technical, formal, conceptual, and historical aspects of monotype and monoprint printmaking through a variety of traditional and current methods to create singular works on paper. Prerequisite: ARTS 1919C and ARTS 1929C; or ARTS 3403; or ARCH 1025; or IDES 1045; or LARC 1325.

ARTS 3463. Printmaking: Digital Inquiries. 3 Hours. (irregular)

Exploration of the technical, formal, and conceptual aspects of both traditional printmaking techniques and contemporary digital media and their application to contemporary art and visual culture. Prerequisite: ARTS 3403 or ARTS 3443.

ARTS 3473. Printmaking: Book & Letterpress. 3 Hours. (irregular)

Exploration in the technical, formal, conceptual, and historical aspects of book arts through traditional and current Eastern and Western methods of various book forms, book construction, binding, design, content, letterpress printing, and conceptual considerations. Prerequisite: ARTS 1919C and ARTS 1929C; or ARTS 3403; or ARCH 1025; or IDES 1045; or LARC 1325

ARTS 4413. Printmaking: Intermediate. 3 Hours.

Continued study in various printmaking media with emphasis on individual technical research, development of personal imagery, and refinement of skills. Two 3000-level printmaking courses required. Prerequisite: ARTS 3403 and ARTS 3443.

ARTS 4483. Printmaking: Advanced. 3 Hours.

Continued advanced study in various printmaking media with emphasis on individual technical research, development of personal imagery, and refinement of skills. Prerequisite: ARTS 4413.

ARTS 449V. Special Problems in Prints. 1-6 Hour.

Advanced individual study of one or more printmaking processes with emphasis on individual technical research, development of personal imagery, and refinement of skills. Prerequisite: ARTS 3403. May be repeated for up to 6 hours of degree credit.

ARTS 3203. Beginning Sculpture: Fundamentals of Modeling, Mold Making & Casting. 3 Hours.

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; or ARTS 1919C and ARTS 1929C.

ARTS 3213. Beginning Sculpture: Construction Methods I. 3 Hours.

A focus on material sensitivity through thoughtful and skillful additive approaches. Woodworking and metalworking are introduced as methods to examine structural and spatial possibilities. Through examining and questioning the interplay of form, material, technique, and content, students will develop their knowledge of traditional fabrication processes, which inform contemporary sculpture. Prerequisite: ARTS 1323; or ARTS 1919C and ARTS 1929C.

ARTS 3223. Beginning Sculpture: Critical Issues I. 3 Hours.

An experimental lab focused on critical issues in contemporary sculpture. Students will be challenged to dissect their process of making, to question the nature of sculpture and art-making in the 21st century, and the context in which art is created, shown, and distributed. Prerequisite: ARTS 1323 or (ARTS 1919C and ARTS 1929C). 

ARTS 4203. Intermediate Sculpture: Modeling, Moldmaking, & Casting II. 3 Hours.

Merging historical methodology and advanced technology from lost-wax metal casting to digital fabrication, a continuation of additive and subtractive techniques in modeling, carving, moldmaking, and casting. Specific problems utilizing various media are preceded by readings, lectures, and demonstrations. Prerequisite: ARTS 3203.

ARTS 4213. Intermediate Sculpture: Mixed Media & Spatial Context. 3 Hours.

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. Pre- or Corequisite: ARTS 3213.

ARTS 4223. Advanced Sculpture: Critical Issues II. 3 Hours.

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: 6 hours of intermediate level sculpture courses: Choose from ARTS 4203, ARTS 4213, and ARTS 4243.

ARTS 423V. Special Problems in Sculpture. 1-6 Hour.

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

ARTS 4243. Intermediate Sculpture: Construction Methods II. 3 Hours.

A deeper investigation into construction techniques to further examine structural and spatial possibilities and question the relationship between traditional and contemporary sculptural materials. Through a more profound and critical analysis of form, material, process, content, and context, construction methodology will be established as a foundation for individual practice. Prerequisite: ARTS 3213.

 ARTS 1313 Introduction to Typography

In this foundational typography course, students will examine letterform construction, including anatomy and architecture. Analysis will take place through a historical lens, exploring technological and cultural contexts. Students will begin to understand typographic nuance and connotation. The grid will be introduced as a means to understand layout and organize typography. Prerequisites: ARTS 1919, ARTS 1929 Foundations 

ARTS 2313 Digital Tools and Concepts

Digital Tools and Concepts introduces students to design concepts, with a concentration on professional industry tools. The course emphasizes development of visual problem solving while creating well-crafted solutions and will focus on the manual, digital, and creative thinking skills necessary to produce clear, thoughtful, and communicative designs with the mainstream graphic design software. It will also introduce design and its processes and methodologies, semiotics, and reinforce composition and its relationship to content. Prerequisites: ARTS 1919, ARTS 1929 Foundations 

ARTS 3323 Typographic Systems

Typographic Systems will introduce the complexity of adding imagery, both photographic and illustrative, into typographic layout. Students will learn to manage hierarchy in a more advanced way through the use of the grid. Artifacts will span print to web, exploring how typography must always adapt to new contexts and audiences. Prerequisites: ARTS 2313 Digital Tools and Concepts, ARTS 3313 Introduction to Typography

ARTS 3333 User Experience

User Experience will prepare students to design with usability and function at the forefront of their decision making. Conducting research, creating personas and user scenarios, students will learn to create clear user flows, requirements lists, and wireframes that guide the design process. Students will explore the field of information architecture and how to clearly structure information and experiences for users. Prerequisites: ARTS 3323 Typographic Systems 

ARTS 3343 Identity Design

In this beginning identity design course, students will learn and apply theory of semiotics, through the creation of icon sets and small scale applications. Emphasis will be placed on connotation, creating messaging and formal development. Prerequisites: ARTS 3323 Typographic Systems 

ARTS 4313 Professional Development & Seminar

This course will prepare students for professional practice and job seeking. Students will develop an online and print portfolio along with other collateral. Students will learn about the contemporary design practice through discussions, reading, writing, guest speakers and studio visits. An emphasis will be placed on assisting each student in preparing for their unique future. Prerequisites: ARTS 3333 User Experience, ARTS 3343 Identity Design 

ARTS 4323 Interactive Language

In this advanced course, students will utilize interactive language to create responsive experiences for the web. Students will explore the intersection of linear and non­linear design experiences in website design. Prerequisites: ARTS 3333 User Experience, ARTS 3343 Identity Design 

ARTS 4333 Technology in Context

This advanced course will focus on speculative explorations in the world of interaction design. Much of the work will be touch and gesture based and dealing with the built environment. Students will be expected to apply their knowledge about proper workflow and execution in an advanced way. Prerequisites: ARTS 4323 Interactive Language, ARTS 4313 Professional Development & Seminar. 

ARTS 4343 Identity Systems

In this advanced identity design course emphasis will be placed on creating cohesive messaging systems that cover a wide range of media. Students will create identity systems that are based on research and appropriate to content, context and audience. Media may span environmental, motion, print, web and packaging. Prerequisites: ARTS 4323 Interactive Language, ARTS 4313 Professional Development & Seminar. 

ARTS 4353 Human Centered Design

This research based studio will introduce students to design methods that focus on an audience centric process. Students will be exposed to communication theory, modes of persuasion, sustainability, how to design for niche audiences, etc. Prerequisites: ARTS 4323 Interactive Language, ARTS 4313 Professional Development & Seminar. 

ARTS 4363 Co­op/ Design for Good

With the focus shifting between design for good initiatives, a collaboration with a business, or design firm, students will have the opportunity to address problems existing outside of the classroom. Collaboration, research, problem seeking and solving will be addressed. Prerequisites: ARTS 4333 Technology in Context, ARTS 4343 Identity Systems, ARTS 4353 Human Centered Design.

ARTS 4373 Advanced Typography

In the culminating typography course, students will explore typography at an advanced level through a variety of projects. Projects may range from type design to type in motion to complex publication design. Students will be expected to exhibit the utmost of professional ideation, process, execution and craft. Prerequisites: ARTS 4333 Technology in Context, ARTS 4343 Identity Systems, ARTS 4353 Human Centered Design.

ARTS 4383 Degree Project

In this capstone course, students will compete a self­directed project through in depth research , writing and making. The projects offer students an opportunity to specialize prior to entering the job market. Prerequisites: ARTS 4333 Technology in Context, ARTS 4343 Identity Systems, ARTS 4353 Human Centered Design. 

ARTS 3933. Color Studies. 3 Hours. (irregular)

Investigation of color qualities and relationships through research and studio problems. Prerequisite: ARTS 1313 and ARTS 1323 and ARTS 3013; or ARTS 1919C and ARTS 1929C

ARTS 490VH. Honors Thesis in Studio Art. 1-6 Hour.

Special problems in studio art. Prerequisite: Junior standing. May be repeated for up to 12 hours of degree credit.

ARTS 4923. Professional Development. 3 Hours.

The creation and presentation of a portfolio of work in the student's area of concentration, accompanied by creation of relevant materials for successful professional practice. Art Education students may choose ARED 476V, Student Teaching, (12 credit hours) as a substitution. Prerequisite: Art majors only. Requires junior, senior or graduate standing.

ARTS 495V. Special Topics. 1-6 Hour.

May be offered in a subject not specifically covered by the courses otherwise listed. May be repeated for up to 6 hours of degree credit.

ARTS 498V. Senior Thesis. 1-6 Hour.

Senior thesis.

 
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 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.