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ART 101

Basic Design I

3 sem. hrs.

This course is a lecture and laboratory course introducing the formal and communicative aspects of two-dimensional composition and design. The elements and principles of design are used to solve compositional problems and analyze works of art.

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ART 102

Basic Design II

3 sem. hrs.

Prerequisite(s): ART 101

This course is a lecture and laboratory course in color theory that extends the topics and concepts introduced in ART 101. Exploration of the history and principles of color, as well as trends in contemporary art and design are used in creative problem solving, developing concept statements, and analyzing works of art.

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ART 103

Basic Design III

3 sem. hrs.

Prerequisite(s): ART 101

This course is a lecture and laboratory course designed to explore the visual, physical, material, and conceptual aspects of three-dimensional design. Concepts of the elements and principles of design will be applied to develop and analyze the constructional methods, aesthetics, and conceptual parameters of three-dimensional design in sculpture, ceramics, architecture, and product and industrial design. (Lab fee required).

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ART 104

Introduction to Interior Environments

3 sem. hrs.

This course explores disciplines throughout the interior design profession. This course also focuses on interior design licensing, certifications, professional organizations and professional examinations.

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ART 125

Art Appreciation

3 sem. hrs.

General survey of the nature of art, art media, the visual elements, and the history of art. Focus is on the relationship of art to contemporary living. Satisfies the core curriculum fine arts requirement.

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ART 203

Drawing I

3 sem. hrs.

Introduction to freehand drawing techniques with emphasis on line, value, and texture using still-life and landscape subject matter.

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ART 204

Drawing II

3 sem. hrs.

Prerequisite(s): ART 203

Problems in life drawing with emphasis on anatomy.

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ART 205

Introduction to Graphics Software

3 sem. hrs.

An introduction to graphic software with specific application on the Macintosh system. The focus will be on applied use of programs for image editing, document layout, and digital graphics manipulation. Satisfies the core requirements for art education, studio art, and graphic design. (Lab fee required).

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ART 206

Digital Presentation

3 sem. hrs.

This course is designed to assist students in the production of digital multi-media presentations for use in ministry events that serve to enhance various arenas of worship production.

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ART 207

Art in the Elementary Schools

3 sem. hrs.

An investigation into the literature, materials, and procedures appropriate to teaching art to children at the elementary level. Students will develop curricula and participate in studio experiences designed for the elementary classroom. (Lab fee required).

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ART 211

Painting I

3 sem. hrs.

Prerequisite(s): ART 203

Application of design principles as they relate to various approaches to painting, with an emphasis on color theory. A synthesis of technique, skill development and creative expression.

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ART 212

Painting II

3 sem. hrs.

Prerequisite(s): ART 203

Advanced application of design principles as they relate to various approaches to painting, with an emphasis on color theory. A synthesis of technique, skill development and creative expression.

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ART 215

Graphic Design I

3 sem. hrs.

Prerequisite(s): ART 101 and 102, 205 and/or department chair approval

This course explores typographic forms and their relation to images and print production. Emphasis is placed on design history, principles or visual design, and digital media. Projects in this studio class will emphasize application of graphic design principles to typography and page layout. (Lab fee required).

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ART 216

Graphic Design II

3 sem. hrs.

Prerequisite(s): ART 215

An introduction to graphic design practices and technology with emphasis on planning, design fundamentals, and execution. Projects in this studio class will focus on basic graphic design problem solving, printing, and presentation. (Lab fee required).

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ART 234

Introduction to Handmade Paper

3 sem. hrs.

An introduction to the fine craft of handmade paper, focusing on basic sheet forming techniques and the process of recycling material. Papermaking techniques applied to basic design concepts will also be explored. (Lab fee required).

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ART 271

Interior Design I

3 sem. hrs.

Application of interior design elements and principles. An introduction to the programming, schematic design, and conceptual design phases with an emphasis on material selection. Investigation of material components used by the designer that include selection of surface finishes and furnishings.

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ART 272

Interior Design II

3 sem. hrs.

Prerequisite(s): ART 101, ART 271, ART 301 & ART 302

Continuation of ART 271, Interior Design I, with further exploration of residential material and components while also focusing on accessibility, human factors, space planning, and electrical/lighting components.

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ART 273

Research and Writing for Interior Design

3 sem. hrs.

Prerequisite(s): ART 271, ENG 102

This course involves research and writing appropriate to the field of interior design.

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ART 301

ID Graphics I

3 sem. hrs.

Focus on use of drafting equipment as a means of visually communicating solutions to architectural design problems. Includes a study of drafting symbols, isometric and oblique drawings, sections, floor plans, and elevations.

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ART 302

ID Graphics II

3 sem. hrs.

Study and application of perspective drawing techniques and color rendering techniques as they relate to exterior and interior spaces.

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ART 303

Drawing III

3 sem. hrs.

Prerequisite(s): ART 204

Further study and experience in drawing with an emphasis on experimentation with drawing media and stylistic development.

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ART 304

Drawing IV

sem. hrs.

Prerequisite(s): Art 303

Advanced exploration and experience in drawing with emphasis on form, content, and meaning.

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ART 305

ID Graphics III

3 sem. hrs.

Prerequisite(s): ART 302

A studio course that focuses on digital presentation and drawing techniques as applied to interior design.

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ART 306

Textiles, Materials & Resources for Interior Environments

3 sem. hrs.

A study of textiles, materials and resources for the interior environment which considers finish products and their application as well as, manufacturing processes, installation methods, maintenance, and specifications.

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ART 310

History of American Architecture

3 sem. hrs.

This course is a survey of American architectural styles and the architects responsible for them. Emphasis is on identifying architectural elements that serve as clues in determining a building’s architectural style

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ART 313

History of Architecture and Interiors I

3 sem. hrs.

A chronological history of architecture and interiors from prehistoric periods to the Japanese exploring the global influences of design.

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ART 314

History of Architecture and Interiors II

3 sem. hrs.

A chronological history of architecture and interiors from Renaissance to the present exploring the global influences of design.

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ART 315

Graphic Design III

3 sem. hrs.

Prerequisite(s): ART 216

Advanced application of graphic design fundamentals and computer technology with emphasis on advertising, publication, and project production. Projects in this studio class will focus on graphic design problem solving for business and social needs as well as pre-press problem solving. (Lab fee required).

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ART 316

Graphic Design IV

3 sem. hrs.

Prerequisite(s): ART 315

Focuses on technical proficiency and file preparation as well as the business components of production. Students produce projects from comprehensives to print-ready digital mechanicals. Projects in this studio class include file preparation, trouble-shooting, pricing, estimates, client relations, and professional business conduct. (lab fee required)

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ART 318

Printmaking I

3 sem. hrs.

Prerequisite(s): ART 203

Introduction to woodcuts, etching, engraving, and screen process. (Lab fee required).

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ART 319

Printmaking II

3 sem. hrs.

Prerequisite(s): ART 318

A continuation of ART 318 with emphasis on advanced printmaking techniques. (Lab fee required).

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ART 320

Color and Lighting for Interior Environments

3 sem. hrs.

Prerequisite(s): ART 272

This course explores the use of color and lighting as design elements in the interior environment and how they apply to visual, psychological, technical, and functional aspects of lighting specification.

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ART 331

Sculpture I

3 sem. hrs.

Prerequisite(s): Department Chair Approval

Introductory course implementing basic sculptural methods in clay with exploration of the human form, representation of non-figurative form, and principles of design. (Lab fee required).

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ART 332

Sculpture II

3 sem. hrs.

Prerequisite(s): ART 331

Implementation of sculptural methods in pliable media dedicated to learning human anatomy and the expressive quality of the human form and underlying principles of design. Introduction to mold-making and casting, per student interest. (Lab fee required).

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ART 351

Ceramics I

3 sem. hrs.

Prerequisite(s): Art Majors Only (Non-Art Majors must receive written permission from the Chair, Department of Art)

An introduction to basic ceramic construction techniques including slab, coil, and wheel-throwing methods. Includes study and experimentation with glazing and firing. (Lab fee required).

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ART 352

Ceramics II

3 sem. hrs.

Prerequisite(s): ART 351

A continuation of ART 351, extending the creative activity into the development of skill at the potter’s wheel and further knowledge of firing, glazing, and hand-built methods. (Lab fee required).

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ART 370

Sustainable Design

3 sem. hrs.

Prerequisite(s): ART 104

This course studies green building concepts, including sustainable site selection, water efficiency, energy efficiency, sustainable materials and resources, and indoor environmental quality.

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ART 371

Interior Design III

3 sem. hrs.

Prerequisite(s): ART 272, ART 273, ART 305

Studio class that incorporates research and application of federal, state, and local building codes.

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ART 372

Interior Design IV

3 sem. hrs.

Prerequisite(s): ART 371

Studio class that incorporates research and application of federal, state, and local building codes.

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ART 375

Furniture Design

3 sem. hrs.

Prerequisite(s): ART 305

This course incorporates the study of the history and design of residential and commercial furniture. The components of this course focus on advanced application of design theories and principles in the creation of furniture, as well as the specification of furniture in interior design projects.

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ART 399

The Business of Art

3 sem. hrs.

Prerequisite(s): Art Majors, Junior Standing

A course designed to better prepare the advanced art student for a professional career in studio art. Main topics of the course will deal with production, record keeping, and marketing works of art.

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ART 403

Illustration

3 sem. hrs.

Prerequisite(s): ART 102, ART 204

A studio exploration of illustration techniques and their applications with an emphasis on in-depth portfolio projects. (Lab fee required).

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ART 405

Art in America to 1913

3 sem. hrs.

A study of art in America from the Colonial period to 1913. A survey of architecture, decorative arts, paintings, and sculpture.

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ART 406

History of Modern Art

3 sem. hrs.

Twentieth Century art from post-impressionism to the present. Course includes study of architecture, decorative arts, painting, and sculpture.

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ART 407

History of Art I

3 sem. hrs.

A study of art from the prehistoric period through the Medieval period, including utilitarian art, architecture, decorative arts, painting, and sculpture. This course is offered in both lecture and online formats.

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ART 408

History of Art II

3 sem. hrs.

Art from the Renaissance to the present including architecture, decorative arts, painting, and sculpture. Continuation of ART 407, but may be taken without prerequisite. This course is offered in both lecture and online formats.

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ART 414

Web Design I

3 sem. hrs.

Prerequisite(s): ART 205

An introduction to web authoring software with specific application on the Macintosh system. The focus will be on applied use of website development programs with static website development. (Lab fee required).

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ART 415

Graphic Design Portfolio I

3 sem. hrs.

Prerequisite(s): ART 216

Initiation of professional-level portfolio development projects in the graphic design field from concept to distribution with individual flexibility for professional development. (Lab fee required).

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ART 416

Graphic Design Portfolio II

3 sem. hrs.

Prerequisite(s): ART 415

As a continuation of its prerequisite, this course is an intensive lab primarily focused on continuing to hone the graphic design student’s portfolio for professional review at the end of the term as well as learning job-seeking protocols. (Lab fee required).

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ART 417

Art and the Gospel

3 sem. hrs.

Prerequisite(s): Instructor permission, Art Major or Minor, and at least Junior standing.

This course is designed to assist the undergraduate student in the production of art works and the implementation of ministering opportunities using art so that the student may assist in the spread of the Gospel ministry and serve to enhance various Christian arenas of service and worship.

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ART 420

Web Design II

3 sem. hrs.

Prerequisite(s): ART 414

An introduction to higher level web authoring software, focusing on increased interactivity on the part of the internet users with applied use of advanced website authoring programs as well as dynamic subscripts. (Lab fee required).

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ART 421

Special Projects

3 sem. hrs.

Prerequisite(s): Department Chair Approval

Advanced level projects with consideration of students professional goals. A course with flexibility in which an advanced art student may continue an advanced level of work in projects determined according to individual need and specific areas of interest. A student preparing for graduate school may, in this way, do further study in an area in which he/she plans to do work on a graduate level.

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ART 422

Special Projects

3 sem. hrs.

Prerequisite(s): Department Chair Approval

Advanced level projects with consideration of students professional goals. A course with flexibility in which an advanced art student may continue an advanced level of work in projects determined according to individual need and specific areas of interest. A student preparing for graduate school may, in this way, do further study in an area in which he/she plans to do work on a graduate level.

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ART 430

Building Construction

3 sem. hrs.

Prerequisite(s): ART 272

This course examines the organization and content of construction documents, drawings and specifications, and their role in the design and construction of interior design projects. Additionally, the various systems which comprise a building will be discussed.

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ART 431

Sculpture III

3 sem. hrs.

Prerequisite(s): ART 332

Explores sculpture in pliable media with representational figurative and non-figurative subjects as relief and free-standing sculpture, and includes mold-making and casting projects with underlying principles of design, per student interest. (Lab fee required).

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ART 432

Sculpture IV

3 sem. hrs.

Prerequisite(s): ART 431

Advanced sculpture in pliable media dedicated to learning human anatomy and the expressive quality of the human form and underlying principles of design. A continuation of ART 332 with relief and free-standing sculpture projects in addition to casting projects and welding instruction, per student interest. (Lab fee required).

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ART 434

Papermaking

3 sem. hrs.

This course offers a variety of sheet forming and sculptural techniques applied to the craft of handmade paper. (Lab fee required).

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ART 435

Special Projects in Sculpture I

3 sem. hrs.

Prerequisite(s): ART 432

This course is for the purpose of further directed experience in sculpture. This course is designed with flexibility whereby an advanced art student may continue an advanced level of work in projects determined according to individual need and specific area of interest. The student will submit a proposal that establishes specific goals and objectives, which must be approved and supervised by the professor of record. (Lab fee required).

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ART 436

Special Projects in Sculpture II

3 sem. hrs.

Prerequisite(s): ART 432

This course is for the purpose of further directed experience in sculpture. This course is designed with flexibility whereby an advanced art student may continue an advanced level of work in projects determined according to individual need and specific area of interest. The student will submit a proposal that establishes specific goals and objectives, which must be approved and supervised by the professor of record. (Lab fee required).

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ART 437

Painting III

3 sem. hrs.

Prerequisite(s): ART 211 or ART 212

The study and practice of painting; emphasizing color and creative processes through use of techniques with selected media such as oils, acrylics, watercolors, and pastels. Development and visualization of painting concepts.

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ART 438

Painting IV

3 sem. hrs.

Prerequisite(s): ART 437

Advanced study and practice of painting in selected media such as oils, acrylics, watercolors, and pastels; seeking refinement of a personal esthetic direction.

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ART 441

Art in Secondary Schools

3 sem. hrs.

Prerequisite(s): ART 207

This course is designed for art education majors. Students will plan curricula and prepare teaching materials for middle and secondary art classrooms. Specific teaching procedures and techniques developed from art education philosophy, research, and studio projects will be utilized. (Lab fee required).

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ART 451

Ceramics III

3 sem. hrs.

Prerequisite(s): ART 352

This class will explore advanced wheel-throwing techniques and hand-built methods of construction for ceramic forms, with continued experimentation with surface enrichment and firing process. (Lab fee required).

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ART 452

Ceramics IV

3 sem. hrs.

Prerequisite(s): ART 451

Emphasis is placed on aesthetic considerations of ceramic forms, wheel-thrown and hand-built, and appropriate application of surface enrichment and firing processes. (Lab fee required).

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ART 458

Special Projects in Painting I

3 sem. hrs.

Prerequisite(s): ART 438

This course is for the purpose of further directed experience in an individually chosen medium with a stated goal or objective. Advanced level projects with consideration of the student’s possible career goals. A course with flexibility in which an advanced art student may continue a professional level of work in projects determined according to individual needs and specific area of interest.

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ART 459

Special Projects in Painting II

3 sem. hrs.

Prerequisite(s): ART 438

This course is for the purpose of further directed experience in an individually chosen medium with a stated goal or objective. Advanced level projects with consideration of the student’s possible career goals. A course with flexibility in which an advanced art student may continue a professional level of work in projects determined according to individual needs and specific area of interest.

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ART 460

Special Projects in Printmaking I

3 sem. hrs.

Prerequisite(s): ART 318

This course is for the purpose of further directed experience in an individually chosen medium with a stated goal or objective. Advanced level projects with consideration of the student’s possible career goals. A course with flexibility in which an advanced art student may continue a professional level of work in projects determined according to individual needs and specific area of interest. (Lab fee required).

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ART 461

Special Projects in Printmaking II

3 sem. hrs.

Prerequisite(s): ART 318

This course is for the purpose of further directed experience in an individually chosen medium with a stated goal or objective. Advanced level projects with consideration of the student’s possible career goals. A course with flexibility in which an advanced art student may continue a professional level of work in projects determined according to individual needs and specific area of interest. (Lab fee required).

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ART 465

Special Projects in Ceramics I

3 sem. hrs.

Prerequisite(s): ART 452

This course is for the purpose of further directed experience in an individually chosen medium with a stated goal or objective. Advanced level projects with consideration of the student’s possible career goals. A course with flexibility in which an advanced art student may continue a professional level of work in projects determined according to individual needs and specific area of interest. (Lab fee required).

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ART 466

Special Projects in Ceramics II

3 sem. hrs.

Prerequisite(s): ART 452

This course is for the purpose of further directed experience in an individually chosen medium with a stated goal or objective. Advanced level projects with consideration of the student’s possible career goals. A course with flexibility in which an advanced art student may continue a professional level of work in projects determined according to individual needs and specific area of interest. (Lab fee required).

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ART 469

Computer Generated Design

3 sem. hrs.

Prerequisite(s): ART 301

Course focus on architectural drafting and design using software.

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ART 470

Portfolio Development for Interior Design

3 sem. hrs.

Prerequisite(s): ART 372

Course focus on professional-­‐level interior design portfolio development with an emphasis on personal branding and marketing.

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ART 471

Interior Design V

3 sem. hrs.

Prerequisite(s): ART 372

This studio course incorporates the study and design of commercial spaces, with a focus on corporate workplaces and hospitality spaces. The components of this course include advanced application of interior design concepts, code requirements, and client presentations.

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ART 472

Interior Design Professional Examination Preparation

3 sem. hrs.

Prerequisite(s): ART 371

A course designed to prepare students for a professional examination that assesses the knowledge and skills needed by interior designers to practice responsibly and to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the public.

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ART 473

Business Principles for Interior Design

3 sem. hrs.

Prerequisite(s): ART 371

Emphasis on contract documents, business formation, specification writing, designer-client relationship, and accounting principles unique to interior design.

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ART 474

Professional Internship

3 sem. hrs.

Prerequisite(s): ART 416

A period of apprenticeship of observation by arrangement with a professional business specializing in studio art discipline in art, or with an institution in the field of museumology. Includes 200 hours of on-the-job experience.

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ART 475

Aesthetics

3 sem. hrs.

Contemplative study of reactions to art based on value theories. Question-centered approach used to investigate assumptions about art and its role in society.

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ART 481

Digital Photography I

3 sem. hrs.

Prerequisite(s): Art Majors or Department of Art Chair approval

This course is an introduction to the world of digital photography using the digital camera. Concepts and skills of basic photography with this creative approach, history of photography, lighting, composition, manipulation, and color correction of images with digital software for enhancement will be covered and practiced. A digital camera is required. (Lab fee required).

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ART 482

Digital Photography II

3 sem. hrs.

Prerequisite(s): ART 481 and Department Chair Approval.

This course will result in advanced competency in digital photography including creative approaches and technical exploration. A digital camera is required. (Lab fee required).

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ART 484

Professional Internship for Interior Design

3 sem. hrs.

Prerequisite(s): ART 371

Course focus on professionalism, job search and interview techniques, followed by a period of apprenticeship or observation. Includes 320 hours of on-the-job experience with a professional business specializing in interior design.

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ART 485

Graphic Design Professional Internship

3 sem. hrs.

Prerequisite(s): ART 315

A period of apprenticeship or observation by arrangement with a professional business specializing in graphic design. Includes 200 hours of on-the-job experience as well as projects and assignments. (Lab fee required).

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ART 499

Professional Presentation, Exhibition and Portfolio Skills

3 sem. hrs.

Prerequisite(s): Senior Standing, required for graduation

Course dealing with the preparation of portfolio and exit show for art majors. (Lab fee required).

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ART 5305

Computer Illustration

3 sem. hrs.

This is an introductory course that allows the student to pursue computer-generated illustration and communication techniques. (Lab fee required).

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ART 5318

Printmaking Studio I

3 sem. hrs.

The use of printmaking media in relief and intaglio in the creation of works of art other than the human figure, with study of historical perspectives on figurative graphic art. (Lab fee required).

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ART 5319

Printmaking Studio II

3 sem. hrs.

The use of printmaking media in relief and intaglio in the creation of works of art using the human figure, with study of historical perspectives on figurative graphic art. (Lab fee required).

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ART 5403

Illustration

3 sem. hrs.

Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing required

This studio course is designed to enhance the student’s capabilities in the production, presentation, and commercialization of illustration skills. In addition to the components of basic illustration techniques and application procedures, the graduate level student will be expected to produce marketable works. (Lab fee required).

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ART 5405

Art in America to 1913

3 sem. hrs.

A study of art in America from the Colonial period to 1913. A survey of painting, architecture, decorative arts, and sculpture.

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ART 5406

History of Modern Art

3 sem. hrs.

Twentieth Century art from post-impressionism to the present. Course includes study of architecture, decorative arts, painting, and sculpture.

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ART 5415

Graduate Graphic Design I

3 sem. hrs.

This course explores the theories, strategies and processes of designing a complete corporate brand image, with a focus on business for the sake of the client. Through a series of lectures, demonstrations and studio work, students are expected to develop an image-building strategy and produce a variety of projects including logo design, an identity system, packaging, publication, collateral and direct mail design. (Lab fee required).

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ART 5416

Graduate Graphic Design II

3 sem. hrs.

This course expounds the theories, strategies and processes of designing graduate level design work, and conceiving the most intuitive visual communication solutions for professional practice. (Lab fee required).

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ART 5421

Special Projects

3 sem. hrs.

Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing required and Department Chair approval

Advanced level projects with consideration of student’s professional goals.

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ART 5422

Special Projects

3 sem. hrs.

Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing required and Department Chair approval

Advanced level projects with consideration of student’s professional goals.

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ART 5431

Graduate Sculpture I

3 sem. hrs.

Prerequisite(s): ART 431 & ART 432

This course consists of sustained practice and development of skill in modeling of sculptural form in pliable media such as ceramic clay and plasticine. Attention is given to both realistic and stylized approaches. (Lab fee required).

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ART 5432

Graduate Sculpture II

3 sem. hrs.

Prerequisite(s): ART 5431

This course consists of sustained practice and development of skill in modeling as a preparatory step towards carving non-pliable media such as stone and wood. Sustained modeling practice is ongoing concurrent with a semester carving project. (Lab fee required).

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ART 5434

Sculptural Techniques in Papermaking

3 sem. hrs.

Prerequisite(s): ​ART 5431 or Department Chair approval

This course focuses on experimentation with handmade paper techniques as a means to create three-dimensional works of art. (Lab fee required).

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ART 5460

Ceramics Materials and Methods

3 sem. hrs.

Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing.

This course allows the graduate student to approach the ceramic arts from the most fundamental elements and progress through each stage of production, both in wheel-thrown and hand-built work, from clay preparation to production, alterations, glazing, and firing. A broad overview of construction methods, decorating, and firing process is employed in this course. (Lab fee required).

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ART 5461

Ceramics Studio I

3 sem. hrs.

Prerequisite(s): ART 351 or equivalent

This course structure focuses on both wheel-thrown and hand-built processes, with emphasis on advanced techniques and skill development. (Lab fee required).

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ART 5462

Ceramics Stduio II

3 sem. hrs.

Prerequisite(s): ART 5461

This course structure focuses on both wheel-thrown and hand-built processes, with emphasis on advanced techniques and skill development. It is intended to be a continuation of Ceramics Studio I. (Lab fee required).

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ART 5474

Professional Internship

3 sem. hrs.

Prerequisite(s): ​Graduate standing required and Instructor’s consent

A period of apprenticeship of observation by arrangement with a professional business specializing in studio art, or other related discipline in art, or with an institution in the field of museology.

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ART 5481

Graduate Photography

3 sem. hrs.

This course is a continued study in the fundamental skills of digital photography. Concepts and skills of basic photography with a
creative approach, history of photography, lighting, composition, manipulation and color correction of images with digital software for enhancement will be covered and practiced. A digital camera is required. (Lab fee required).

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ART 5611

Painting Studio I

3 sem. hrs.

Prerequisite(s): ​ Graduate standing in Art; ART 438 or equivalent

A graduate course in acrylic painting designed to focus on the development of painting techniques and concepts.

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ART 5612

Painting Studio II

3 sem. hrs.

Prerequisite(s): ​Graduate standing in Art; ART 5611 or equivalent

A graduate painting course in which painting techniques and concepts gained in Painting Studio I are further developed and expanded through more advanced studio exploration.

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ART 6101

Graduate Design

3 sem. hrs.

This course is an advanced theory exploration and application course structured to guide the graduate student toward the utilization of advanced philosophical thought and application of higher-level theory production in the student’s work.

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ART 6117

Communicating the Gospel Through Art

3 sem. hrs.

This course is designed to assist the graduate student in the production of art works which foster ways in which the student may assist in the spread of the Gospel Ministry and serve to enhance various Christian arenas of service and worship.

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ART 6203

Drawing Studio I

3 sem. hrs.

Prerequisite(s): ​Graduate standing

This course is based on advanced problem solving in drawing experimentation using traditional principles and contemporary techniques in mark making. Students will gain a greater working knowledge of line, shape, perspective, proportion, volume, and composition. This course will also introduce narrative ideas, collaborative projects and conceptual art techniques through studio projects in both traditional and experimental drawing approaches.

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ART 6204

Drawing Studio II

3 sem. hrs.

Prerequisite(s): ​Graduate standing.

Mastery level course in drawing, with the goal of a master portfolio in drawing. Advanced documentation of research and theoretical understanding, and execution of studio projects demonstrating master-level maturity and creative exploration in traditional and modernist approaches to drawing and mark making.

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ART 6207

Curriculum Development in Studio Art

3 sem. hrs.

This course traces the development of art education curricula in American schools and universities from the nineteenth century to the present. A special emphasis will be placed on contemporary issues and influences in the fields of art education. During the course, an exemplary art unit of study will be developed.

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ART 6208

Theories of Art Education

3 sem. hrs.

This course presents a comprehensive survey of trends and movements in the field of art education that have shaped its present-day philosophy. Emphasis will be placed on the analysis of ideas expounded by theorists from 1900 to the present.

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ART 6316

Printmaking Media Practices I

3 sem. hrs.

Prerequisite(s): ​Graduate standing in Art; ART 5318 or equivalent

A graduate course in which the student pursues the study and practice of printmaking, emphasizing mastery of advanced printmaking techniques and creative processes through the use of selected media such as: etching, engraving, drypoint, monoprint, lithography, silkscreen, and experimental media. Maturity of approach to printmaking in continually fostered by a professor/student relationship. (Lab fee required)

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ART 6317

Printmaking Media Practices II

3 sem. hrs.

Prerequisite(s): ​Graduate standing in Art; ART 6316 or equivalent

A graduate course in which the student continues the advanced study and practice of printmaking in selected media and focusing on choices such as: etching, engraving, drypoint, monoprint, lithography, silkscreen, and experimental media; seeking a fusion of experience, knowledge, and creativity. Increasing maturity of approach to printmaking in continually fostered by a professor/student relationship. (Lab fee required)

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ART 6318

Special Projects in Printmaking I

3 sem. hrs.

Prerequisite(s): ART 6101

These courses are for the purpose of directed experience in printmaking. Courses are designed with flexibility whereby an advanced art student may continue an advanced level of work in printmaking projects determined according to individual need and specific area of interest. The student will submit a proposal that establishes specific goals and objectives that must be approved and supervised by the professor of record. (Lab fee required)

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ART 6319

Special Projects in Printmaking II

3 sem. hrs.

Prerequisite(s): ART 6101

These courses are for the purpose of directed experience in printmaking. Courses are designed with flexibility whereby an advanced art student may continue an advanced level of work in printmaking projects determined according to individual need and specific area of interest. The student will submit a proposal that establishes specific goals and objectives that must be approved and supervised by the professor of record. (Lab fee required)

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ART 6415

Graphic Design: Directed Problems I

3 sem. hrs.

Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing in Art; ART 5612 or equivalent

This course is designed to be a directed experience in producing a capstone project for the M.S. degree. Goals, objectives, and approaches will be specified based on the accomplishments and objectives of the individual student with consideration of the student’s possible career goals. (Lab fee required).

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ART 6416

Graphic Design: Directed Problems II

3 sem. hrs.

Prerequisite(s): ​ART 6415

This course is designed to be the secondary and final directed experience for the Master of Science in Graphic Design degree. Goals, objectives, and approaches will be specified based on the accomplishments and objectives of the individual student with consideration of the student’s possible career goals. (Lab fee required).

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ART 6431

Graduate Sculpture III

3 sem. hrs.

Prerequisite(s): ART 5432

This course consists of sustained practice and development of modeling skill with a semester carving project. A minimum of one project must involve mold making and casting in plaster and/or fiberglass media. (Lab fee required)

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ART 6432

Graduate Sculpture IV

3 sem. hrs.

Prerequisite(s): ART 6431

This course consists of sustained practice and development of skill in special methods including welded metal forms, foundry operation and kiln construction. (Lab fee required)

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ART 6433

Special Projects in Sculpture

3 sem. hrs.

Prerequisite(s): ​ART 5432

These courses are for the purpose of further directed experience in an individually chosen sculptural medium with a stated goal or objective. (Lab fee required)

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ART 6434

Special Projects in Sculpture

3 sem. hrs.

Prerequisite(s): ​ART 5432

These courses are for the purpose of further directed experience in an individually chosen sculptural medium with a stated goal or objective. (Lab fee required)

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ART 6461

Ceramics Media Practices I

3 sem. hrs.

Prerequisite(s): ART 351 or equivalent

This course structure focuses on a wider spectrum of media involved in the production of ceramic artwork, including the use of plaster as a mold-making medium for the use in ceramic art production, and other media used outside the usual parameters of the studio production potter or traditional ceramics craftsman. (Lab fee required)

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ART 6462

Ceramics Media Practices II

3 sem. hrs.

Prerequisite(s): ART 6461

This course is intended as a continuation of Ceramic Media Practices I and continues the exploration of media begun in that course. Many of the same materials and techniques will be research with a greater depth of detail and more individualized application of technique to the graduate student’s body of work. (Lab fee required)

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ART 6463

Ceramics: Directed Problems I

3 sem. hrs.

Prerequisite(s): ART 5462

This course is for the purpose of directed experience in ceramics. Courses are designed with flexibility whereby the graduate student may continue an advanced level of work in ceramic projects determined according to individual need and specific area of interest. The student will submit a proposal that establishes specific goals and objectives that must be approved and supervised by the professor of record. (Lab fee required)

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ART 6464

Ceramics: Directed Problems II

3 sem. hrs.

Prerequisite(s): ART 6463

This course is for the purpose of directed experience in ceramics. Courses are designed with flexibility whereby the graduate student may continue an advanced level of work in ceramic projects determined according to individual need and specific area of interest. The student will submit a proposal that establishes specific goals and objectives that must be approved and supervised by the professor of record. (Lab fee required)

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ART 6475

Aesthetics and Art Criticism

3 sem. hrs.

This course offers philosophical and critical inquiry focusing on aesthetic value theories as they apply to historical and contemporary settings.

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ART 6507

Research Topics in Art History: Artists

3 sem. hrs.

This is a lecture/laboratory course involving research on approved artists and the development of visual resources supporting each.

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ART 6508

Research Topics in Art History: Periods or Styles

3 sem. hrs.

This course involves research on selected art periods or styles and the creation of a series of art reflecting the research.

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ART 6546

Principles & Methods for Elementary School Art

3 sem. hrs.

Lectures consist of various theories and practices in art education as applied to the elementary school. Laboratory work consists of familiarization with children’s art materials and sources, with suggested aids in budgeting. (Lab fee required)

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ART 6563

Studio Thesis I

3 sem. hrs.

Prerequisite(s): ​ART 6507 and ART 6508

This course is preparative to the MFA thesis and focuses on the combination of written and studio research. Students will investigate research findings and research methods in art and prepare individualized research.


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ART 6564

Studio Thesis II

sem. hrs.

Prerequisite(s): ​ART 6507 and ART 6508

This course is a continuation of ART 6563. Students will actively work on a thesis exhibition as required by the M.F.A. degree.

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ART 6565

Studio Thesis III

1 sem. hrs.

Prerequisite(s): ​ART 6564

This course is a continuation of ART 6564, Studio Thesis II, and is required of students who did not fulfill the requirements of 6564, Studio Thesis II. Credit for this course would be beyond the 60 hour minimum for the M.F.A.

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ART 6591

Field Studies

3 sem. hrs.

Prerequisite(s): ​Graduate standing required and Department Chair approval.

This course is taught in response to a specific need and request. It may involve non-traditional teaching techniques and will usually combine formal education with practical experience in a career field.

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ART 6592

Field Studies

2 sem. hrs.

Prerequisite(s): ​Graduate standing required and Department Chair approval.

This course is taught in response to a specific need and request. It may involve non-traditional teaching techniques and will usually combine formal education with practical experience in a career field.

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ART 6593

Field Studies

3 sem. hrs.

Prerequisite(s): ​Graduate standing required and Department Chair approval.

This course is taught in response to a specific need and request. It may involve non-traditional teaching techniques and will usually combine formal education with practical experience in a career field.

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ART 6611

Painting Media Practices I

3 sem. hrs.

Prerequisite(s): ​Graduate standing in Art; ART 438 or equivalent.

A graduate course in which the student pursues the study and practice of painting; emphasizing form, color, and creative processes through the use of selected media such as oils, acrylics, watercolors, and pastels. Increasing maturity of approach to painting is fostered by a master/student relationship.

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ART 6612

Painting Media Practices II

3 sem. hrs.

Prerequisite(s): ​ Graduate standing in Art; ART 6611 or equivalent.

A graduate course in which the student continues the advanced study and practice of painting in selected media such as oils, acrylics, watercolors, and pastels, seeking a fusion of experience, knowledge, and creativity. Maturity of approach to painting is continually fostered by a master/student relationship.

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ART 6613

Painting: Directed Problems I

3 sem. hrs.

Prerequisite(s): ​Graduate standing in Art; ART 5612 or equivalent.

This course is for the purpose of further directed experience in painting at an advanced graduate level. Goals, objectives, media, and approaches will be specified based on the accomplishments and goals of the individual student with consideration of student’s possible career goals.

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ART 6614

Painting: Directed Problems II

3 sem. hrs.

Prerequisite(s): ​Graduate standing in Art; ART 5612 or equivalent.

This course provides for increasingly higher levels of studio practice and mastery in painting at an advanced graduate level. Goals, objectives, media, and approaches will be specified based on the accomplishments and goals of the individual student with consideration of student’s possible career goals.

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ART 6801

Typography

3 sem. hrs.

Prerequisite(s): ​Graduate standing required

Lectures, research, and projects in typography, including history, typographic systems, theoretical and creative aspects, interactions of type and culture, and the technology of typography. Visual thinking, interpretation, presentation, and strategies of contemporary typographic communication.

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ART 6802

History of Graphic Design

3 sem. hrs.

This course is a historical survey of type and letterforms, the history of typography in print and digital environments, and the influence of the history of graphic design on contemporary graphic communications. It analyzes the history of graphic communication with emphasis on the development of the profession of graphic design and the relationship of commerce and technology to the history of graphic design. Course activities include lectures, research, discussion, and course readings.

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ART 6803

Group Critique Workshop

3 sem. hrs.

Critique-based seminar course and interdisciplinary forum for graduate students in the MFA in Graphic Design program. Students develop research skills, articulate their artistic productions, and critique the industry at large.

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ART 6804

Interactive Design

3 sem. hrs.

This course is intended to provide a general overview of interactive design methods, philosophies and creation. It provides an experience for the user unique to other modes of design as the product can range from a planned sequence or optional intervals the user can order for themselves.

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ART 6805

Media Portfolio

3 sem. hrs.

This course will involve developing design campaigns for real clients and real communication challenges. The goal is to involve students in design planning for clients as opposed to just short-run projects.

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ART 6806

Digital Portfolio

3 sem. hrs.

This course is intended to comprehensively review each graduate student’s portfolio for missing works that the industry favors, as well as to review existing works and expand them into more relevant and competitive works.

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ART 6807

Branding Theory

3 sem. hrs.

Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing in Art required; ART 5612

Online instruction is a formal, Internet-based or Internet-supported educational process in which instruction occurs between instructor and learner in an online environment. Online instruction for this course is asynchronous. With asynchronous instruction, the instructors and the students interact, but not at the same time. There usually is a time delay in communication between the instructors and students in asynchronous instruction.

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