Course Descriptions

101 Arts and Crafts in the Schools
Lecture and group discussion on arts and crafts as a form of communication. Emphasis on teaching arts and crafts in schools. Includes work in fibers, clay, paper, and other areas. (Does not apply to major or minor programs in art.) (1/2)
Lecture/Studio: 3 hrs/wk.

111 Drawing I
This course is designed to develop a fundamental understanding of drawing through various approaches, techniques, and media. Emphasis will be on building skills and knowledge through the act of drawing, working primarily from life. (1)
Lecture/Studio: 4 hrs/wk.

121 Painting I
Introduction to basic principles of painting: knowledge and use of media, understanding of color, composition, and form using the painting medium, and development of different styles and techniques. Emphasis will be on building skills and knowledge through the act of painting, working primarily from life. (1)
Lecture/Studio: 4 hrs/wk.

131 Photography I
Introduction to the theory and practice of photographic processes including camera mechanics, print production, image composition, and history of photography. (1)
Lecture/Studio: 4 hrs/wk.
Pre-requisite: ART 111 or 151 or permission.

151 Two-Dimensional Design
An exploration of the theory and practice of art fundamentals. Introduction to the elements of studio art, including form, line, shape, value, texture, color, space, content, and style. Emphasis on visual problem-solving, the vocabulary of art, and craftsmanship in the use of materials. Computer applications in graphics introduced. (1)
Lecture/Studio: 4 hrs/wk.

171 Ceramics I
An introduction to clay emphasizing both hand building and throwing on the wheel; both ceramic sculpture and pottery vessels will be made. The focus is on understanding clay in both technical and creative terms. (1)
Lecture/Studio: 4 hrs/wk.

181 Sculpture I
An introduction to the basic ways of seeing and responding to the third dimension. The course is organized as a series of projects which approach the use of materials, the construction of forms, and the articulation of artistic concepts in a variety of ways. (1)
Lecture/Studio: 4 hrs/wk.

191 Special Topics
Studio experience in areas not normally offered, with the focus to be determined by the art faculty. May be repeated for credit. (1)
Lecture/Studio: 4 hrs/wk.

211 Drawing II
This course is designed to broaden the student's understanding of drawing through exploration of various topics which could include: development of subject matter, contemporary drawing issues, expression and representation, the human form, etc. We will work from life and imagination. (1)
Lecture/Studio: 4 hrs/wk.
Prerequisite: Art 111.

221 Painting II
This course is designed to broaden the student's understanding of painting, emphasizing the interconnection of style, expression, composition, media, and representation to subject matter. We will work from life and imagination. (1)
Lecture/Studio: 4 hrs/wk.
Prerequisite: ART 121.

231 Photography II
Continuation of Introduction to Photography with more advanced problems and more independent outside work on the part of the student. Fundamentals of studio lighting, use of medium format camera, film processing and darkroom techniques, experimental techniques, computer imaging applications, and historical context of styles will be explored. (1)
Lecture/Studio: 4 hrs/wk.
Prerequisite: Art 131 or permission. 35mm film camera.

241 Printmaking: Etching and Relief Methods
Fundamentals of printmaking in the areas of etching, block printing, collagraphs, and monoprinting. Emphasis on fine art production and techniques of each art form. (1)
Lecture/Studio: 4 hrs/wk.
Prerequisite: ART 111 or ART 151 or by permission.

261 Graphic Design I: Graphic Design and Reproduction Techniques
Introduction to basic layout design with an emphasis on the stages of camera-ready art production and the use of computers. (1)
Lecture/Studio: 4 hrs/wk.
Prerequisite: ART 111 or ART 151 or permission.

271 Ceramics II
Studio practice in forming, firing, and glazing ceramic ware; individual instruction will be emphasized. (1)
Lecture/Studio: 4 hrs/wk.
Prerequisite: ART 171.

281 Sculpture II
Further exploration of the methods and techniques of three-dimensional form. Additive, subtractive, and constructive procedures using wood, clay, stone, and metal will be emphasized. (1)
Lecture/Studio: 4 hrs/wk.
Prerequisite: ART 181.

291 Special Topics
Studio experience in areas not normally offered, with the focus to be determined by the art faculty. May be repeated for credit. (1)
Lecture/Studio: 4 hrs/wk.
Prerequisite: Permission.

311 Drawing III
Further exploration of themes addressed in ART 211, engaged at the advanced level, with more individualized instruction. Direction of work, creative solutions, and expressive use of drawing medium emphasized; a significant amount of independent work must be produced.
Lecture/Studio: 4 hrs/wk. (1)
Prerequisite: ART 211.

321 Painting III
Further exploration of themes addressed in ART 221, engaged at the advanced level, with more individualized instruction. Direction of work, creative solutions, and expressive use of painting medium emphasized; a significant amount of independent work must be produced. (1)
Lecture/Studio: 4 hrs/wk.
Prerequisite: ART 221.

331 Photography III
Advanced study of materials, techniques, and equipment in traditional and digital photography. A significant amount of mature work must be produced based on individual projects proposed by the student. (1)
Lecture/Studio: 4 hrs/wk.
Prerequisite: ART 231.

341 Printmaking: Silkscreening and Planographic Methods
Fundamentals of printmaking in the areas of stencils, photo-silkscreening, computer applications, and lithography. Emphasis on fine art production and techniques of each art form. (1)
Lecture/Studio: 4 hrs/wk.
Prerequisite: ART 111 or ART 151 or permission.

361 Graphic Design II: Advertising Design Fundamentals
Introduction to the conceptual, artistic, and technical methods of visual communication used by different advertising media. Introduction to computer applications in advertising. (1)
Lecture/Studio: 4 hrs/wk.
Prerequisite: ART 261.

371 Ceramics III
Advanced study of materials and techniques in ceramics. Individual instruction will be emphasized; a significant amount of independent work must be produced. (1)
Lecture/Studio: 4 hrs/wk.
Prerequisite: ART 271.

381 Sculpture III
Advanced investigation of the potential of sculptural form. Additive, subtractive, constructive, and cast forms will be emphasized, and projects will be selected depending on student interest. A significant amount of independent work must be produced. (1)
Lecture/Studio: 4 hrs/wk.
Prerequisite: ART 281.

391 Special Topics in Art
Selected studies in specialized studio areas. May be repeated for credit. (1)
Lecture/Studio: 4 hrs/wk.
Prerequisite: Permission.

405, 406, 407 Independent Study and Research
A program of advanced intensive study and experience in art under the guidance of the art area staff. (1/2, 1, 1/2)
Prerequisite: Completion of all coursework in the area of interest and submission of a written proposal, following departmental guidelines.

411 Drawing Portfolio
Advanced level work for students who have completed the drawing sequence through the 300 level. It is expected that a student will incorporate the issues introduced in the previous courses. Focus will be on the creation of a self-directed body of work, visual research, advanced development of concepts using disciplinary media and techniques, and will result in a public display or presentation of work. May be repeated for credit. (1/2)
Prerequisite: Completion of ART 111, 211, 311 and submission of written proposal, following departmental guidelines.

416 Art Internship
Practical experience working in or with artistic organization as participant-observer, leading to the preparation of a report which describes and evaluates that organization's activities. (1)
Prerequisite: Completion of all coursework in the area of interest and submission of a written proposal, following departmental guidelines.

421 Painting Portfolio
Advanced level work for students who have completed the painting sequence through the 300 level. It is expected that a student will incorporate the issues introduced in the previous courses. Focus will be on the creation of a self-directed body of work, visual research, advanced development of concepts using disciplinary media and techniques, and will result in a public display or presentation of work. May be repeated for credit. (1/2)
Prerequisite: Completion of ART 121, 221, 321 and submission of written proposal, following departmental guidelines.

431 Photography Portfolio
Advanced level work for students who have completed the photography sequence through the 300 level. It is expected that a student will incorporate the issues introduced in the previous courses. Focus will be on the creation of a self-directed body of work, visual research, advanced development of concepts using disciplinary media and techniques, and will result in a public display or presentation of work. May be repeated for credit. (1/2)
Prerequisite: Completion of ART 131, 231, 331 and submission of written proposal, following departmental guidelines.

441 Printmaking Portfolio
Advanced level work for students who have completed the two printmaking classes Art 241 and Art 341 and either Art 111 or Art 151. It is expected that a student will incorporate the issues introduced in the previous courses. Focus will be on the creation of a self-directed body of work, visual research, advanced development of concepts using disciplinary media and techniques, and will result in a public display or presentation of work. May be repeated for credit. (1/2)
Prerequisite: Completion of ART 111 or 151, 241, 341 and submission of written proposal, following departmental guidelines.

461 Graphic Design Portfolio
Advanced level work for students who have completed the two graphic design classes Art 261 and Art 361 and either Art 111 or Art 151. It is expected that a student will incorporate the issues introduced in the previous courses. Focus will be on the creation of a self-directed body of work, visual research, advanced development of concepts using disciplinary media and techniques, and will result in a public display or presentation of work. May be repeated for credit. (1/2)
Prerequisite: Completion of ART 111 or 151, 261, 361 and submission of written proposal, following departmental guidelines.

471 Ceramics Portfolio
Advanced level work for students who have completed the ceramics sequence through the 300 level. It is expected that a student will incorporate the issues introduced in the previous courses. Focus will be on the creation of a self-directed body of work, visual research, advanced development of concepts using disciplinary media and techniques, and will result in a public display or presentation of work. May be repeated for credit. (1/2)
Prerequisite: Completion of ART 171, 271, 371 and submission of written proposal, following departmental guidelines.

ART 481 Sculpture Portfolio
Advanced level work for students who have completed the sculpture sequence through the 300 level. It is expected that a student will incorporate the issues introduced in the previous courses. Focus will be on the creation of a self-directed body of work, visual research, advanced development of concepts using disciplinary media and techniques, and will result in a public display or presentation of work. May be repeated for credit. (1/2)
Prerequisite: Completion of ART 181, 281, 381 and submission of written proposal, following departmental guidelines.

495, 496, 497 Honors Project
A program of independent study culminating in the public presentation of a paper or artistic creation. (1/2, 1, 1/2)
Prerequisites: To qualify for consideration to receive honors in the major, a student, in the senior year or in the summer prior to the senior year, must work under the guidance of a faculty committee. A written proposal and application must be approved by the committee and department. A minimum GPA of 3.4 in the major is required. 495 Honors Project is prerequisite for 497 Honors Project.