Art Course Descriptions

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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 pencilla representational and ima

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 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; Terms: 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; Terms: 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 248     Problems Studio: I 2-4 hours
Prerequisite: Approval of instructor; 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         E. Painting            G. Photography

      B. Design          C. Printmaking   F. Ceramics         

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 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 288  Arts & Activism 3 hours
Prerequisite: None; Term 2; Fee: no

This course looks at the role of the arts in social activism and civic engagement. The course will cover theory as well as practice across arts disciplines and social themes. The students will be actively involved in a local project.

ART 311 Crafts Studio 4 hours
Prerequisite: ART 111; Term: 2; Fee: yes

An introduction to the materials and processes of selected craft areas. Emphasis is placed on papermaking, its history and its impact on contemporary art.

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 324     Classroom Management for the Arts Classroom 3 hours

This course prepares the K-12 teacher certification candidate in the design and implementation of effective instruction in the art classroom setting. Discussions and analyses of a variety of management techniques, class­room organization approaches, materials management, behavioral objectives, interaction with school faculty and supervisory personnel as well as appropriate communication with parents and community are covered. Observa­tions and in-service participation will be required within K-12 and community art programs.

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 330   Technology in the Arts Classroom 3 hours
Prerequisite: Art 211/221

This course prepares the K-12 teacher certification candidate in art to use computer-based technologies in the arts classroom.. Computer graphics will be explored as a tool for developing creative expression, examining popular media use of technology, connecting creatively with other schools and art rooms, accessing information through the internet and intranet, and producing printed school publicity. This course requires that all students have had at least one computer graphics class in their recent past.

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 347A    Teaching of Art: Elementary-Middle School 3 hours
Prerequisites: Junior standing, EDU 241, teacher certification art majors

Elementary through middle school methods in the teaching of art. Required for art majors seeking K-12 certifica­tion.

ART 347B   Teaching of Art: High School 3 hours
Prerequisites: Junior standing, EDU 241, teacher certification art majors; Term: 2

High school methods in the teaching of art. Required for art majors seeking K-12 certification.

ART 348   Problems Studio: II 2-6 hours
Prerequisite: Approval of instructor; 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         E. Painting            G. Photography

      B. Design          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 376   Photography Studio: II    4 hours
Prerequisites: ART 276 or permission of instructor; Term: 1, 2; Fee: yes

Introductory 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 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 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     C. Printmaking      E. Painting      G. Photography

                  B. Design          D. Crafts               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 487   Advanced Ceramics Studio:    4 hours
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.

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.

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, LS 105;.

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, LS 105

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, LS 105; 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.

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

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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