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Undergraduate Art Course Descriptions

The following are the required art courses for a degree in art education.  Each semester hour credit represents approximately one clock hour of lecture, or two hours of studio work per week for one semester, or the equivalent. It is the goal of all Mississippi College studio courses to precede every unit of study with a classroom or on site demonstration by the professor or a guest artist of his choosing.

Undergraduate Addendum to the Syllabi

Art 101 Basic Design I Credit, 3 sem. hrs. | Syllabus
Lecture and laboratory course dealing with color theory and design principles.

Art 102 Basic Design II Credit, 3 sem. hrs. | Syllabus
Prerequisite: Art 101
Studies and exercises in two- and three-dimensional design principles including an introduction to basic drawing methods.

Art 203 Drawing I Credit, 3 sem. hrs. | Syllabus
Introduction to free-hand perspective drawing techniques with emphasis on line, value, and texture using still-life and landscape subject matter.

Art 204 Drawing II Credit, 3 sem. hrs. | Syllabus
Prerequisite: Art 203
Problems in life drawing with emphasis on anatomy.

Art 205 Introduction to Graphics Software Credit, 3 sem. hrs. | Syllabus
An introduction to graphics software with specific application on the Macintosh system. The focus will be on applied use of programs such as QuarkXPress, Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe Illustrator. (Extra lab fee)

Art 207 Art in Elementary Schools Credit, 3 sem. hrs. | Syllabus
Utilizes content from the four art disciplines: aesthetics, art criticism, art history, and studio art as an exemplary model for providing meaningful art experiences for children. Recommended for those in church or school-related service who work with children. Meets educator licensure requirement for elementary education majors. (Extra lab fee)

Art 211 Painting I Credit, 3 sem. hrs. | Syllabus
Prerequisite: 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.

Art 212 Painting II Credit, 3 sem. hrs. | Syllabus
Prerequisite: Art 203
Advanced problems emphasizing technique, skill development, and creative expression.  Incorporation of practices in order to exploit painting media as a means to express individual concepts.

Art 318 Printmaking I Credit, 3 sem. hrs. | Syllabus
Prerequisite: Art 203
Introduction to woodcuts, etching, engraving and screen process. (Extra lab fee)

Art 331 Sculpture I Credit, 3 sem. hrs. | Syllabus
Prerequisite: Department Chair Approval
Basic sculptural methods in clay and other pliable media with emphasis on the human form and underlying principles of design. (Extra lab fee)

Art 351 Ceramics I Credit, 3 sem. hrs. | Syllabus
Prerequisite: 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-thrown methods. Includes study and experimentation with glazing and firing. (Extra lab fee)

Art 407 History of Art I Credit, 3 sem. hrs. | Syllabus
A study of Art from the prehistoric period through the Medieval period, including utilitarian Art, architecture, decorative Arts, painting and sculpture .

Art 408 History of Art II Credit, 3 sem. hrs. | Syllabus
Art from the Renaissance to the present including architecture, decorative Arts, painting and sculpture. Continuation of Art 407, but may be taken without prerequisite.

Art 441 Art in Secondary Schools Credit, 3 sem. hrs. | Syllabus
Prerequisite: Art 207
A discipline based approach to teaching Art in secondary schools.

Art 475 Aesthetics Credit, 3 sem. hrs. | Syllabus
Contemplative study of reactions to Art based on value theories. Question-centered approach used to investigate assumptions about Art and its role in society.

Art 499 Senior Art Exhibit Credit, 1 sem. hr. l Syllabus
Prerequisite: Senior Standing, required for graduation
A juried exhibit of selected works by senior art majors.

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