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Art

Art

FOR INFORMATION contact
Mary Lou Greene, M.F.A.
Liberal Arts Building, Office 421
Direct: 313-927-1853
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PROGRAMS OFFERED
Bachelor of Arts, Art Major (B.A.)
Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.)
Bachelor of Arts, Art Therapy       
Minor in Art
Group Minor Art/Art History
Minor in Fine Arts
Post-degree Certificate Program in Computer Graphics




FACULTY
Mary Lou Greene, M.F.A.    Cindy Read, M.Ed, ATR-BC, SW
James Lutomski, M.F.A.       Tim Gralewski, M.F.A

Professor Emeriti
Rose DeSloover, M.F.A.
John Louise Leahy, IHM, M.Ed.
David Vandegrift, M.F.A.

Art Overview

POTENTIAL CAREERS

3-D Designer • Animator • Art Administrator • Art Consultant • Art Educator • Art Historian • Art Therapist • Art Writer/Critic • Papermaker • Cartoonist • Ceramicist • Gallery Director/ Assistant • Potter • Curator • Filmmaker • Graphic Designer • Illustrator Media Artist • Painter • Performer • Photographer • Printmaker • Sculptor • Arts and Social Practice

GENERAL INFORMATION

Marygrove College’s Art Department believes that an education in the visual arts should consist of the development and understanding of artistic skills, associated theories of creating art, art history and the importance of building a personal aesthetic voice. An integral part of this philosophy focuses on developing within our students the dedication and desire needed to move forward in their artistic endeavors while building a commitment to art as a life-long process.

With an emphasis on leadership through practice, participation in Marygrove’s art program requires an open mind to see the linkage between the visual arts and the other disciplines encountered in the liberal arts experience. Our curriculum provides students with a well-rounded foundation in the process of making art by emphasizing everything from developing traditional skills to experimenting with conceptual approaches.

Our small class size allows for individual attention and interaction with a faculty that consist of practicing, professional artists and educators. The department has six student studios, a student gallery, a major exhibition space and an active student body. The Gallery at Marygrove showcases three major exhibitions a year as well as the All Student Exhibition, and the Senior Degree Exhibitions. The department also sponsors a variety of guest lectures and a number of Master Classes throughout the year where students have the opportunity to work with and get feedback from practicing professional artists from around the country.

Once core requirements are met, our students can tailor their education to align with their interests. B.A. students are not required to concentrate in any one area but are encouraged to create a cohesive body of work. All B.F.A. candidates are required to apply and be accepted into the B.F.A. program and adopt a more directed plan of work (see specifics below).

By emphasizing leadership through practice, we encourage our students to actively interact with the greater art community. All students develop a history of presentation and community involvement through participation in all student exhibitions attended by local galleries, leading to the Senior Degree Exhibition. In addition, the Art Department provides numerous opportunities for students to participate in socially engaged arts scholarship through on-campus and in-community self- directed and group arts programming. These programs give students the ability to design/produce or participate in arts activist works that positively impact a variety of communities.

SPECIAL ELEMENTS OF THE PROGRAM

Visual Literacy
You will be exposed to a wide variety of art experiences through studio and gallery tours, extensive lectures and workshops by internationally recognized visiting artists and professional exhibitions in The Gallery.

Computer Literacy
As an art major, you must successfully complete two introductory computer graphics classes (ART 211 and 221).

Writing Skills
You will be required to successfully complete a writing- intensive course in AH 370 or in another upper division art history course within your major concentration, as directed by your advisor.

Cooperative Education Program
The co-op program combines classroom and practical work experience. As a co-op student, you will gain valuable experience in a professional work environment. You may also opt to receive college credit for prior professional work.

Consortium
You may enrich your major by electing studio courses through the Consortium or in summer sessions at other institutions. However, you are required to take the core sequence at Marygrove. If you wish to take courses at other institutions, you must complete a guest student application and obtain written approval from the department prior to registering. This must be done to ensure that the credits you earn may be applied to your degree.

Academic Performance
Only courses with a grade of C or higher may be applied in fulfillment of the major requirements. Students are advised into beginning classes upon admissions. After three art studio courses, students meet with faculty to determine if they can continue in the program. A B.F.A. interview is conducted in the junior year (if required).

Transfer Students
If you transfer from another institution into the department as an art major, you must complete at least 20 hours of credit in the department before graduating. As a transfer student, you will be asked to complete specific studio problems, as well as present a portfolio of recent work to determine placement in departmental courses.

Senior Seminar
All majors are required to take ART 496 the fall of their senior year. This is considered the capstone course for the department. All students, except Art Therapy students, must present substantial work in the senior exhibition. Art Therapy students have the ability to either exhibit work in the Senior Exhibition or present a portfolio to faculty.

Opportunities
Internships: Those students who are interested in internships should see their advisors. Internships can be arranged with local organizations.

Student exhibitions: Each year, students are eligible to participate in a juried student exhibition and juniors are required to submit work to this show. Awards are given for exceptional work. Local galleries also give out awards including exhibition opportunities, free tickets, etc.

Senior Exhibition: All seniors.

Scholarships: Scholarships are available. Please call the chair of the department and ask for a portfolio review.

Awards: Three awards are distributed annually for quality of work: Outstanding Art Student (senior standing); Suzanne Fleming IHM Award, and the Sophomore Award.

Faculty Bios

gralewski001 webTim Gralewski received a Master of Fine Art degree with a concentration in printmaking from Eastern Michigan University. He currently teaches graphic design and printmaking at Marygrove College.

 

 

 


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Mary Lou Greene, Chair of the Department, holds an MFA in printmaking from The Ohio State University and has many awards, grants, and scholarships to her credit as well as being represented in several private art collections. Greene teaches foundations, printmaking, special topics, arts and activism, and art history and is the Director of the Institute for Arts Infused Education. Greene regularly exhibits and presents workshops/lectures on a national level and has published several papers and articles on the arts and research in the arts. 

 


hagedorn001 webChristine Hagedorn received a BFA in printmaking from Wayne State University and an MFA in sculpture from Eastern Michigan University. Hagedorn currently shows with the Robert Kidd Gallery, Birmingham, MI; the G. R. N'Namdi in Detroit, MI; and the B. Deemer Gallery in Louisville, KY. She has taught Introduction to Studio, Materials and Crafts, and 3D Design. 

 

 

 


 jim lutomski webJames Lutomski has a BFA in sculpture and an MFA in ceramics from Wayne State University and has taught at Marygrove for over 30 years. Acting as a glaze consultant, Lutomski has led numerous national and international workshops. He is currently developing a book on Cone 6 ceramic glazes and clay surfaces.

 

 

 


Pate001 webMichelle Pate LLPC, ATR-BC holds an MA in community counseling and is a board certified art therapist from Wayne State University. Pate is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Art Therapy from Mount Mary College. She teaches Introduction to Art Therapy and currently works with autistic children as well as individuals in a day treatment eating disorder clinic.

 

 

 


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Roumen Boudev holds an MFA in painting from the National Academy of Arts–Sofia, Bulgaria. An award–winning artist with several recognitions from the U.S., Europe and Asia, Boudev is the 1st Prize winner of the 40th Annual Michigan Exhibition -2013. Boudev has 25 individual exhibitions in the U.S., Germany, Austria, Hungary, Bulgaria and privately held artwork in 26 countries. Boudev teaches painting, drawing and art history courses.

 

Bachelor of Arts Degree, Art Major (B.A.)

The Bachelor of Arts degree program with a major in art is designed for students seeking a broad view of traditional two- and three-dimensional studio media, skills, techniques and concepts. You can develop concentrations in a variety of areas including painting, printmaking, drawing, ceramics, photography/video, graphic design, 3-D forms, and digital media.

The Bachelor of Arts with a major in art requires 44 studio hours including the completion of the following components:

A. General Education Requirements
See GENERAL EDUCATION section of this catalog.

B. Art Department Core Requirements
    (23 credits)

ART 111 Two-Dimensional Design and Color (4)
ART 115 Drawing: Skills and Concepts (4)
ART 210 Three-Dimensional Design (4)
ART 215 Life Drawing (4)
ART 211 Graphics I: Computer Imaging (2)
ART 221 Graphics II: Graphic Design (2)
ART 496 Senior Workshop (3)

C. Major Interview with Portfolio must be passed after the completion of three of the core requirement courses in order for student to remain in the program as a major.

D. 21 Additional Credits in Art
    (most courses are 4 credit hours)
Courses may be selected from among the following:

Life Drawing Studio
ART 315  Life Drawing II
ART 325 Life Drawing III
ART 415 Life Drawing IV

Ceramics Studio
ART 287  Handbuilding
ART 387 Throwing
ART 487 Advanced Ceramics

Painting Studio
ART 352 Painting I
ART 362 Painting II
ART 462 Painting III

Printmaking Studio
ART 343 Printmaking Process
ART 443 Woodcut
ART 453 Silkscreen

Digital 3-D Game Design
ART 271 Introduction to Digital 3-D
ART 371 Digital 3-D Modeling
ART 471 Digital 3-D Character Development for Animation
ART 472 Digital 3-D Lighting and Texture

Graphic Design Studio
ART 321 Design for Visual Communication
ART 411 Computer Graphics: Illustration
ART 421 Graphic Design Media
ART 422 Web Design and Digital Media Graphics

Photography/Video Studio
ART 276 Photography I
ART 277 Video and Animation
ART 376 Photography II

Art Therapy Studio
ART 235 Introduction to Art Therapy
ART 237 Readings in Art Therapy I
ART 238 Readings in Art Therapy I
ART 392 Observations in Art Therapy
ART 492 Art Therapy Practicum

Special Topics
ART 300 Special topics
ART 311 Crafts
AIE 344/544  Fine arts for the classroom teacher

Cooperative Field Experience
ART 388 Cooperative Field Experience

Problems Studio (Sections A-G)
Problems courses must be approved
by the instructor of the area.
ART 248 Problems I
ART 348 Problems II
ART 448 Problems III

Independent Study
ART 491 Independent Study
(Independent study needs to be arranged and approved by the instructor of the study.)

E. 9 Credit Hours of Art History Required: from among
AH 101 Looking at Art
AH 202 Wonders of World Art: Ancient to Modern (required)
AH 350 Black Art
AH 355 History of Women Artists
AH 370 20th/21st Century Art (highly recommended)

Concentrations within the Major
Students may choose to develop various concentrations within the major, preparing the individual for specific art-related occupations and/or graduate study. The requirements are intended to facilitate planning and course sequencing by the student and advisor.

Concentration in Graphic Design
The concentration in graphic design requires 44 studio hours including the completion of the following components:

A. General Education Requirements
See GENERAL EDUCATION section of this catalog.

B. Art Department Core Requirements (23 credits)

C. Major Interview with Portfolio after completion of three core requirements

D. Graphic Design  (21 credit hours from among)
ART 276 Photography
ART 321 Design for Visual Communication
ART 411 Computer Graphics: Illustration
ART 421 Graphic Design Media
ART 422 Web Design and Digital Media Graphics
ART 388 Cooperative Field Experience
ART 491  Independent Study: Graphic Design

E. 9 Credits of Art History (9 credit hours from among)
AH 101 Looking at Art
AH 202 Wonders of World Art: Ancient to Modern
AH 350 Black Art
AH 355 History of Women Artists
AH 370 20th/21st Century Art (Highly recommended)

CONCENTRATION IN DIGITAL 3-D GAME DESIGN

The concentration in graphic design requires 44 studio hours including the completion of the following components:

A. General Education Requirements
See GENERAL EDUCATION section of this catalog.

B. Art Department Core Requirements (23 credits)

C. Major Interview with Portfolio after completion of three core requirements

D. Graphic Design (16 credit hours)
ART 271 Introduction to Digital 3-D
ART 371 Digital 3-D Modeling
ART 471 Digital 3-D Character Development for Animation
ART 472 Digital 3-D Lighting and Texture

PLUS an additional 5 credit hours (or more) from among the following:

ART 277 Video and Animation
ART 411 Computer Graphics: Illustration
ART 421 Graphic Design Media
ART 422 Web Design and Digital Media Graphics

E. Art History (9 credit hours from among)
AH 101 Looking at Art (required)
AH 202 Wonders of World Art: Ancient to Modern (required)
AH 350 Black Art
AH 355 History of Women Artists
AH 370 20th/21st Century Art (Highly recommended)

Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.)

The Bachelor of Fine Arts degree program is designed for students who‚ after having experienced a range of media, wish to concentrate their efforts in individualized studies pursuing specialized concepts with defined media parameters. In this more sharply focused degree, you develop a strong portfolio and greater independence. It is an excellent prepara­tion for continued study beyond the bachelor’s degree. The Bachelor of Fine Arts degree program requires 60 studio hours in art including the completion of the following components: You must have no lower than a 3.0 average in all stu­dio art classes at the time you make application for the B.F.A. program (junior year, see below). And you must maintain at least a 3.0 average in studio classes after being accepted into the program

A. General Education Requirements.
See GENERAL EDUCATION section of this catalog.

B. Core Requirements  (23 credit hours)
ART 111 Two-Dimensional Design and Color
ART 115 Drawing: Skills and Concepts
ART 215 Life Drawing
ART 210 Three-Dimensional Design
ART 211 Introduction to Computer Graphics: Computer Imaging
ART 221 Introduction to Computer Graphics: Graphic Design
ART 496 Senior Workshop

C. Major Interview with Portfolio after the completion of three of the core requirement courses.

D. 37 Additional Credit Hours in Studio Art (37 credits)These courses should include in scope the areas of painting, graphic arts, three-dimensional design or sculpture, printmaking, drawing and design, and/or arts & activism and an in-depth concentration of at least 12 hours in one of these areas beyond the core courses. See Section C under Bachelor of Arts, Art Major.

E. B.F.A. Interview (See B.F.A. procedures)

F. 9 Credits of Art History (from among)
AH 101     Looking at Art
AH 202      Wonders of World Art: Ancient to Modern
AH 350      Black Art
AH 355      History of Women Artists
AH 370     20th/21st Century Art (Highly recommended)

G. Graduation Thesis Project and Accompanying Essay

H. One-Person Degree Exhibition

B.F.A. CANDIDACY APPLICATION PROCEDURES

Degree applicants must first complete the major interview process and gain acceptance as an art major. After further studio course work, the student may apply for admission to the B.F.A. Program. Application, including an interview, samples of work to be pursued, and written thesis proposal, must be completed no later than the beginning of the junior year. If accepted, the first term of the junior year will be a probationary period and upon successful completion, the student will be officially accepted into the BFA program. Guidance in the preparation of the written declaration must be provided by a department faculty member who, at the request of the applicant, has agreed to serve as thesis director.

Thesis project/essay
The thesis project is composed of a work or group of works in the candidate's area of study demonstrating a mature level of technical competency and aesthetic awareness. The project is accompanied by an essay indicating the candidate's thesis director. Faculty recommendations may include provisional admission. A complete record (CD-ROM format) of works is also required.

Additional interviews
After being accepted into the B.F.A. program, the candidate must meet once every semester with the department faculty. The purpose of this meeting is to review thesis work and monitor progress. If at any time, the student fails to show progress the faculty reserves the right to withdraw the BFA acceptance and the student may then reapply when sufficiently prepared.

BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE, INTERDISCIPLINARY ART THERAPY MAJOR (B.A.)

The Bachelor of Arts degree program in Art Therapy is an interdisciplinary major combining art and psychology. This major prepares you for the field of art therapy and fulfills the prerequisite for graduate study. A master’s degree is required for accreditation by the American Art Therapy Association (A.A.T.A.) and professional registration as an art therapist. Marygrove’s art therapy faculty members are registered art therapists (A.T.R.) through the A.A.T.A.

The Bachelor of Arts major in art therapy requires a major in Art and minor in Psychology. Art Therapy majors are advised into courses that will be appropriate for acceptance into Wayne State University’s Art Therapy certification program (two levels). As an Art major and Psychology minor, you must take the required courses and hours for a B.A. in Art and 20 hours of Psychology including general psychology, developmental psychology, and abnormal psychology.

The Bachelor of Arts, Interdisciplinary Art Therapy major requires 44 studio hours and 20 hours of Psychology, including the completion of the following components:

A. General Education Requirements
See GENERAL EDUCATION section of this catalog.

B. Studio Art Requirements
ART 111 Two-Dimensional Design and Color
ART 115 Drawing: Skills and Concepts
ART 210 Three-Dimensional Design
ART 211 Introduction to Computer Graphics: Computer Imaging
ART 221 Introduction to Computer Graphics: Graphic Design
ART 215 Life Drawing I
ART 300 or 400 level courses (at least 6 additional hours)
ART 496   Senior Workshop

C. Art Therapy Requirements
ART 235  Introduction to Art Therapy
ART 237 Readings in Art Therapy I
ART 238 Readings in Art Therapy II
ART 392 Observations in Art Therapy
ART 492 Practicum in Art Therapy

D. Psychology Requirements
PSY 205 Introduction to Psychology
PSY 225 Methods in Psychology
PSY 240 Developmental Psychology
PSY 340 Abnormal Psychology
Plus 8 additional hours (total 20 hours)

E. Art History Requirements
AH 101 Looking At Art
AH 202 Wonders of World Art: Ancient to Modern
One additional Art History Course (total of 9 hours)

F. Major Interview with Portfolio must be passed after the completion of three of the core requirement courses in order for student to remain in the program as a major.

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS
ART 235 Introduction to Art Therapy 3 hours
General Education option. Prerequisites; None; Term: 1, 2; Fee: yes
A course designed to orient students to the theories and practices of therapeutic uses of art in the interrelated fields of psychology and art. Residential, clinical, educational and private practice situations are explored.

ART 237 Readings in Art Therapy 3 hours
Prerequisites: None; Term: 1,2
Readings in art therapy are selected from professional issues concerning the use of art as therapy. Five-week modules develop objectives and basic techniques for special populations. Areas covered include: aging, emotionally impaired populations, and diagnosis.

ART 238 Readings in Art Therapy II 3 hours
Prerequisites: None; Term: 1,2
Readings in art therapy are selected from professional issues concerning the use of art as therapy. Five-week modules develop objectives and basic techniques for special populations. Areas covered include: child abuse, family/group art therapy, and grief therapy.

ART 392 Observations in Art Therapy 1-4 hours
Prerequisites: ART 235, permission of art therapy coordinator; Term: 1, 2; summer
Observations of the practice of art therapy in a variety of professional agencies: schools, hospitals, residential and community health centers for special populations.

ART 492 Practicum in Art Therapy 2-4 hours
Prerequisites: ART 235, ART 392; permission of art therapy coordinator; Term 1, 2, summer
Guided field experience in professional public and private agencies where art therapy is practiced.

Bachelor of Arts, Interdisciplinary Major in Art/Psychology (B.A.)

The Bachelor of Arts degree program in Art Therapy is an interdisciplinary major combining art and psychology. This major prepares you for the field of art therapy and fulfills the prerequisite for graduate study. A master’s degree is required for accreditation by the American Art Therapy Association (A.A.T.A.) and professional registration as an art therapist. Marygrove’s art therapy faculty members are regis­tered art therapists (A.T.R.) through the A.A.T.A.

The Bachelor of Arts with an interdisciplinary major in art therapy requires a total of 70 credits and comple­tion of the components named below. A minor is not required with an interdisciplinary major. Students admitted into the art therapy interdisciplinary major must complete the basic requirements of an art major. Formal acceptance as an art therapy major occurs after an interview with the faculty.

A. General Education Requirements.

B. Studio Art Requirements
ART 111   Two-Dimensional Design and Color
ART 115   Drawing: Skills and Concepts
ART 211   Introduction to Computer Graphics: Computer Imaging
ART 221   Introduction to Computer Graphics: Graphic Design
ART 215   Life Drawing I
ART 287   Ceramics: Handbuilding
ART 311   Crafts
ART 352   Painting I

C. Art Therapy Requirements
ART 235   Introduction to Art Therapy
ART 237   Readings in Art Therapy
ART 392   Observations in Art Therapy
ART 492   Practicum in Art Therapy

D. Psychology Requirements
PSY 205 Introduction to Psychology
PSY 240 Developmental Psychology
PSY 305 Introductory Statistics for Behavioral Sciences
PSY 330 Psychology of Human Adjustment
PSY 335 Psychology of Personality
PSY 343 Adolescent Psycholog 
               -OR-
PSY 346 Aging Individual in Society
PSY 360 Social Psychology
PSY 365 Group Dynamics
PSY 435 Abnormal Psychology
PSY 436 Clinical Perspectives

E.   ART 496 Senior Workshop

 

Teacher Certification Program

You must be admitted to the Teacher Education program through the Education Department if you are seeking K-12 certification.

As a student in the teacher certification program, you must meet the same standards as other art majors and you must fulfill the requirements of the state in which you plan to teach. Consult the Education Department to learn more about state requirements and an art advisor to plan your major. Refer to the teacher certification section of this catalog for more information.

An art major can prepare you for a career in the teach­ing of art in elementary, intermediate and secondary education through admission to the Teacher Certifica­tion Program and successful completion of program requirements.

Upon completion of the studio (53 studio credits), art history (12 credits), general education requirements for graduation, and the course work in the certification program (art education and professional education requirements), you are eligible to be recommended by Marygrove College to the State of Michigan for a Provisional Teaching of Art (K-12) certificate.

If you plan to teach outside of Michigan, consult with education and art education advisors for other state requirements.

Post-degree students should follow the same require­ments and directives above and should consult an art advisor for approved art sequences and course requirements.

A. General Education Requirements.

 

B. Core Requirements in the Art Major (23 credits)

ART 115 Basic Drawing: Skills and Concepts
ART 111 Two-Dimensional Design and Color
ART 210   Three-Dimensional Design
ART 211 Introduction to Computer Graphics: Computer Imaging
ART 215 Life Drawing I
ART 221 Introduction to Computer Graphics: Graphic Design
ART 496 Senior Workshop (3 credits).

C. Additional Courses in Art Strongly    Recommended for Teachers

ART 276 Photography I

D. Upper-Level Courses Required for Majors Seeking Certification

ART 287 Ceramics: Handbuilding  or
ART 487 Advanced Ceramics
ART 352 Painting
ART 443 Printmaking: Woodcut

               -OR-

ART 453 Printmaking: Silkscreen

E.   Major Interview With Portfolio

Scheduled after the completion of three of the core requirement courses.

F. Twelve Credits of Art History

AH 101    Looking at Art (required)
AH 202       Wonders of World Art: Ancient to Modern (required)
AH 370    20th/21st Century Art

Plus one additional art history course

G. Professional Education Requirements

Please refer to the teacher certification section of this catalog for a complete list of professional education requirements and prerequisites.

H. Teacher Certification Requirements (Art)

As an art major preparing for K-12 certification, you must successfully complete EDU 347 Classroom Management for the Art Class­room, EDU 330 Technology in the Arts Classroom, and ART 347 A and 347 B Teaching of Art. You must also successfully complete a directed teaching experience (EDU 499-Directed Teaching).

(This program is undergoing departmental review and changes in the requirements are pending. Please contact your advisor for current update.)

MINOR IN ART

A minor in art provides you with a complementary body of knowledge and experience in visual issues that are considered essential for many other fields. Examples are careers in communications, fashion, education, business, human ecology, humanities and the other arts. Many business owners and business administrators are also looking for those who will fit into the “creative economy”. Examples include many of the new internet related products and services, the fashion industry, entertainment industries, etc. A minor in art consists of 20 studio hours beginning with ART 111 and 115.

Certificate Program in Computer Graphics

This Post-degree Certificate Program in Computer Graphics offers a concentrated experience in com­puter graphics for the post-degree art major. The major emphasis is placed on computer-based graphic design and imaging, but you can also elect a more experimental approach to the medium.

The 18-credit hour computer graphics certificate program is designed for post-degree art majors who are interested in a general introduction to the field and more in-depth experiences in computer-assisted image production.

Using the Macintosh environment, these students study digital imagining including working with all of the Creative Suite programs. Emphasis is given to skill-build­ing and developing a digital aesthetic.

GROUP MINOR

A group minor consists of 24 hours of art and art his­tory courses approved by the department beginning with Art 111 and Art 115.

VISUAL & PERFORMING ARTS MINOR

The Minor in Visual & Performing Arts provides you with the opportunity to experience the arts from a broad perspective and works well with humanities, modern languages, history or a major in any of the arts. This is a 24 credit hour group minor for which course work is selected from at least three of the following areas: art, art history, music, dance and theater. Please note that classes in your major cannot be counted toward this minor.

Art Course Descriptions

ART 105 Introductory Studio 3 hours
General Education option. Prerequisites: None; Term: 1 and 2
A studio introduction to art for the non-major. While theory and history are a part of the course, the emphasis is on actual studio experimentation with drawing, design and other media.

ART 111 Two-Dimensional Studio: Design and Color 4 hours
Prerequisites: None; Term: 2; Fee: yes
Foundation course for prospective majors and minors. You will explore the elements and principles of design through a series of studio experiences. Also includes study of color in its theoretical and expressive aspects.

ART 115 Drawing Studio: Skills and Concepts 4 hours
Prerequisites: None; Term: 1; Fee: yes
An introduction to the visual arts using drawing as a primary focus for art majors and minors. With emphasis on draftsmanship and the development of visual awareness, you will be experimenting with varied media including pencil, charcoal, ink and crayon.

ART 187 Ceramic Studio: Experiences for the Non-Major 3 hours
General Education option. Prerequisites: None; Term: 1 and 2; Fee: yes
This course is designed for students with little or no art background. Basic ceramic processes, history, and problem solving involved in the production of earthenware and stoneware pottery are introduced. Students learn the major handbuilding techniques, while developing glazing and decorative skills.

ART 210 Three-Dimensional Design Studio 4 hours
Prerequisite: Art 111; Term: 1; Fee: yes
This course introduces students to the elements, principles, techniques and materials of three-dimensional design and sculpture. Emphasis is placed on developing spatial awareness through the use of a variety of materials.

ART 211 Introduction to Computer Graphics: 2 hours
Prerequisites: Art 111; Term: 1; Fee: yes
An introduction to the production and modification of computer-aided images. Techniques associated with drawing, painting, patterning and image manipulation will be explored using computer software.

ART 215 Life Drawing Studio: I 4 hours
Prerequisite: ART 115 or equivalent; Term: 2; Fee: yes
Foundation course in drawing the human figure in a representational and imaginative manner. Continued skill development in the use of pencill, charcoal and mixed media.

ART 221 Introduction to Computer Graphics: Graphic Design 2 hours
Prerequisites: Art 111; Term: 2; Fee: yes

Introduction to the use of computers in the field of graphic design. Basic concepts, skills and applications will be explored, as well as skills and design principles in layout, typography and image production.

ART 248 Problems Studio: I 2-4 hours
Prerequisite: Approval of instructor AND completion of a beginning level course in the specific area; Fee: yes
Concentration in a specific medium related to one of the core courses. Student meets with the class working in that medium.

      A. Drawing        D. Crafts           G. Photography
      B. Design           E. Painting
      C. Printmaking   F. Ceramics 

ART 271 Introduction to Digital 3-D 4 hours
This course is an introduction to Video Game Design. This course examines the history of Video Games; how we got here. The course explores the basics for the development of 3-D graphics and animation, while keeping in mind and discussing future trends in the Video Game industry. The Video Game industry is the fastest growing segment of the entertainment market and an excellent choice for a creative career, with plenty of opportunity for advancement.

ART 276 Photography Studio: I 4 hours
Prerequisites: None; Term: 1, 2; Fee: yes
Introductory course in digital photography. Includes historical, visual and technical aspects of digital photography, digital editing and manipulation. Digital camera required.

ART 276 Video and Animation 4 hours
Prerequisites: None; Term: 2; Fee: yes
Introductory course in digital video and animation. Includes information on shooting video and editing using iMovie and Final Cut Pro. Digital video camera is encouraged, but students may rent one from the instructor of the course.

ART 287 Ceramics Studio: Handbuilding 4 hours
Prerequisites: None; Term: 1, 2; Fee: yes
Introduction to the basic ceramic processes and history of ceramic art. Students explore the major handbuilding techniques used in the production of earthenware and stoneware pottery, as well as other clay forms. Students also develop glazing and decorative skills.

ART 300 Special Topics 3 hours
Prerequisite: None; Term 2; Fee: yes
Courses will vary and will rotate over the years. Courses offered may include Poetry and Performance, Alternative Darkroom Techniques, Crafts, etc.

ART 315 Life Drawing Studio: II 4 hours
Prerequisite: ART 215; Term: 2; Fee: yes
Continued exploration in rendering the human figure. More emphasis is placed on media exploration and extension.

ART 321 Design for Visual Communication Studio 4 hours
Prerequisites: ART 115 or equivalent, ART 211/221; Term: 1; Fee: yes
Key concepts and processes of graphic design explored through a broad range of digital software and drawing skills. Includes imaginative uses of typography, information design, print and electronic forms of communication media.

ART 325 Life Drawing Studio: III 4 hours
Prerequisite: ART 315; Term: 2; Fee: yes
Further investigation of approaches to drawing the human form through more individualized instruction.

ART 343 Printmaking Studio: Process 4 hours
Prerequisites: ART 115, ART 111 or equivalent; Fee: yes
Introduction to the major methods of printmaking-relief, intaglio, planographic processes and investigations of specific qualities of each process for creative expression. For art majors, teachers, art therapists and recreational directors.

ART 348 Problems Studio: II 2-6 hours
Prerequisite: Approval of instructor AND completion of a beginning level course in the specific area; Fee: yes
Concentration in special media relating to courses on a 300 level. Students explore additional techniques, pro­cesses and media. Students are expected to produce work of advanced quality and meet with the class working in that medium.

      A. Drawing        D. Crafts           G. Photography
      B. Design           E. Painting
      C. Printmaking   F. Ceramics 

ART 352 Painting Studio: I  4 hours
Prerequisites: ART 115, ART 111; Recommended: ART 215; Term: 2; Fee: yes
Introduction to basic painting techniques, materials and processes. Emphasis is placed on image formation, paint qualities and color concepts. Media includes oils, acrylics and/or watercolor.

ART 362 Painting Studio: II 4 hours
Prerequisite: ART 352; Term: 2; Fee: yes
Emphasis is placed on more individualized experimentation and conceptual focus.

ART 371 Digital 3-D Modeling 4 hours
Prerequisites: ART 111, ART 115, ART 271
This first level Video Game Design course titled Digital 3-D Modeling, covers basic vocabulary of a digital modeling system, as it applies to the development of models for digital environments. This course begins with an overview of several production pipelines, and review of popular schemas with the consideration of campus-available-technologies, and trends in the industry.

ART 376 Photography Studio: II 4 hours
Prerequisites: ART 276 or permission of instructor; Term: 1, 2; Fee: yesIntroductory course in traditional black and white, film-based  photography. Course includes historical, visual and technical aspects of film-based photography, darkroom developing and printing.

ART 387 Ceramics Studio: Wheel-Thrown Pottery  4 hours
Prerequisite: ART 287; Term: 1, 2; Fee: yes
A continuation of ART 287 with special emphasis on wheel-thrown pottery forms. Students learn to use the potters’ wheel to produce ceramic forms, while increasing their knowledge of glazes, glazing and decorative skills.

ART 388 Cooperative Field Experience 1-8 hours
Prerequisite: By arrangement with department; Term: 1, 2, summer
Part-time work experience for majors in activity related to specialization.

ART 411 Computer Graphics Studio: Illustration 2 hours
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor
Study of illustration concepts, techniques and adaptations using the computer as the primary medium.

ART 415 Life Drawing Studio: IV 4 hours
Prerequisite: ART 325; Term: 2; Fee: yes
Advanced creative study of the figure.

ART 421 Graphic Design Studio: Media 4 hours
Prerequisite: ART 321 or equivalent; Term: 1; Fee: yes
Advanced exploration of media associated with advertising and other forms of communications design. Development of design skills with an in-depth look at typography, digital imaging, and process from conception to produc­tion in a variety of print and digital media.

ART 422 Graphics Studio: Web Design and Digital Media 4 hours
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor
Exploration of the unique design issues for digital non-print mediums: web sites, CD ROM, etc. Typography, identity, composition, animation graphics, information management and navigation are integral to this area of study. Computer applications include Dreamweaver, Flash, and Photoshop among others.

ART 443 Printmaking Studio: Woodcut  4 hours
Prerequisites: ART 111, ART 115; Fee: yes
Introduction to a variety of relief printmaking processes with emphasis on woodcut. Traditional and experimental techniques will be examined.

ART 448 Problems Studio: III  2-6 hours
Prerequisite: Approval of instructor; Term: 1, 2, summer; Fee: yes

Concentrated work in one of the major media of drawing, painting, graphics, ceramics, printmaking or design This is in connection with a course taught in the same area. Students are expected to produce work of advanced quality and meet with the class working in that medium

      A. Drawing        D. Crafts           G. Photography
      B. Design           E. Painting
      C. Printmaking   F. Ceramics 

ART 450 Guided Field Experience 2-4 hours
Prerequisite: Prior application; Term: 1
By arrangement with the Department, students may earn credit for on-the-job experience or apprenticeship related to major. Submission of evaluations by work supervisor and by student at course conclusion.

ART 453 Printmaking Studio: Silkscreen 4 hours
Prerequisites: ART 111, ART 115 or equivalent; Fee: yes
Introduction to Silkscreen printmaking processes with emphasis on direct and indirect techniques, including tusche and litho crayon, cut stencils and photo-film.

ART 462 Painting Studio: III  4 hours
Prerequisite: ART 362; Term: 2; Fee: yes
Advanced projects in painting for development of individual techniques and concepts.

ART 471 Digital 3-D Character Development for Animation 4 hours
Prerequisites: ART 371
This second-level Video Game Design course will expand both vocabulary and concepts of digital development, but identify how certain skills differentiate a character designer, from environmental modeling and design. Beginning with a review of the development process, concept, design style, and technical considerations, the student will refine their techniques for character development for animation production.

ART 472 Digital 3-D Lighting and Texture 4hours
Prerequisites: ART 371
This second-level Video Game Design course concentrates skills on modeling surface through texture as well as lighting environments. Explores light quality, soft-diffused, hardharsh and the effect of close vs distant light on a subject, and the illusion of detail through material design. Students will experience digital light modeling and texture principles for environments. This course gives you the opportunity to apply emotion and atmosphere that push visuals beyond photo realistic, to fantasy, dwelling design, and character enhancement.

ART 487 Advanced Ceramics Studio 4hours
Prerequisites: ART 287, ART 387; Term: 1, 2; Fee: yes
Advanced work in solving complex problems in ceramic design and sculpture. Allows students to build upon their knowledge gained in ART 287 and ART 387. Emphasis on problem solving, critical thinking and kiln operation, while increasing knowledge of the role of ceramics in contemporary art.

ART 491 Independent Studio Study 1-6 hours
Prerequisites: At least two courses in area selected, permission of director prior to registration; Term: 1
Advanced work in area of special competence. This is only available to Junior or Senior level students and must be approved by the chosen faculty and department chair prior to registration.

ART 496 Senior Workshop 3 hours
Prerequisite: Senior art standing and Eng 312, Term: 1; Fee: yes
Overview of practical skills/information useful to the professional artist. Skills developments include portfolio and resume development, exhibiting procedures, available resource materials and organizations. Students will culminate this experience with the presentation with the graduation exhibit or portfolios presentation. A Y grade will be issued for this course until the graduation exhibition or portfolio presentation.

ART HISTORY (AH)

AH 101 Looking at Art 3 hours
General Education option. Prerequisites: None; Terms 1, 2
This course is planned to develop an understanding of the creative process and the many different forms of expression in art. The purpose is to increase the students’ enjoyment of art by helping them learn to see and respond.

AH 202 Wonders of World Art: Ancient to Modern  3 hours
General Education option. Prerequisites: None; Term 1
A survey of Western art beginning with the Renaissance in Italy to modern Europe, including African and Oriental art as it influenced the west. Emphasizes characteristics and innovations in art as influenced by the society that created them.

AH 350 Black Art 3 hours
Prerequisites: Sophomore standing, ENG 108
History, influences and directions in the 20th/21st century of international black art and artists.

AH 355 History of Women Artists 3 hours
Prerequisites: Sophomore standing, ENG 108
Women artists have made significant contributions to the visual arts from the middle ages to the present day. The history of their struggle is representative of the historical role of women in a male-dominated western society. Artists to be covered include from beginnings of art through contemporary cultures.

AH 370 20th/21st Century Art 3 hours
Prerequisites: Sophomore standing, ENG 108
Changes in the relationship between the artist and nature resulted in new forms of expression and determined the course of art in the 20th/21st and 21st  century. Emphasis on art from 1917-present. Writing-intensive course.

AH 491 Independent Study 2-4 hours
Prerequisites: Minimum of three art history courses, permission of instructor; Term: 1, 2
By arrangement prior to registration, directed in-depth study of topics based upon broader area departmental courses. Must have chosen faculty and department chair permission prior to registration.

AH 495 Directed Research 1-4 hours
Prerequisites: Minimum of three art history courses, permission of instructor, Term: 1, 2
By arrangement prior to registration. Individual reading and research in areas not covered by departmental courses.

AIE 344/544 Arts Infused Education (AIE)  3 hours
Prerequisites: None; Terms 1
This course is a hands-on experience in 4 art forms (music, drama, dance, and visual arts) and how to integrate the arts into the teaching of core curriculum. Students will tap into their own creativity while understanding the diverse ways in which people learn. Students will be introduced to reflective practice and its application.

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