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Graduate Addendum to the Syllabi

Art 5305 Computer Illustration 3 sem. hrs. | Syllabus
This is an introductory course that allows the student to pursue computer-generated illustration and communication techniques. 

Art 5318 Graduate Printmaking: Non-Figurative 3 sem. hrs. | Syllabus
The use of printmaking media in relief and intaglio for the creation of works of art other than the human figure, with study of historical perspectives on figurative graphic art. (Additional lab fee)

Art 5319 Graduate Printmaking: Figurative 3 sem. hrs. | Syllabus
The use of printmaking media in relief and intaglio for the creation of works of art using the human figure, with study of historical perspectives on figurative graphic art. (Additional lab fee)

Art 5403 Illustration 3 sem. hrs. | Syllabus
This 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.

Art 5405 Art in America to 1913 3 sem. hrs. | Syllabus
A study of art in America from the Colonial Period to 1913. A survey of painting, architecture, decorative arts and sculpture.

Art 5406 History of Modern Art 3 sem. hrs. | Syllabus
Twentieth Century art, from post-impressionism to the present. Course includes study of architecture, decorative arts, painting and sculpture.

Art 5415 Graduate Graphic Design I 3 sem. hrs. | Syllabus
Prerequisite: Department Chair approval.
Intensive professional-level projects in the graphic design field from concept to distribution. (Additional lab fee)

Art 5416 Graduate Graphic Design II 3 sem. hrs. | Syllabus
Prerequisite: Department Chair approval.
Individualized projects that focus on advanced problems in graphic design. (Additional lab fee)

Art 5421-5422 Special Projects 3 sem. hrs. | Syllabus
Prerequisite: Department Chair approval.
Advanced level projects with consideration of student’s professional goals.

Art 5431 Graduate Sculpture I 3 sem. hrs. | Syllabus
This course consists of sustained practice and development of skill in modeling of sculptural form in plyable media such as ceramic clay and plasticine. Attention is given to both realistic and stylized approaches. (Additional lab fee)

Art 5432 Graduate Sculpture II 3 sem. hrs. | Syllabus
Prerequisite: ART 5431
This course consists of sustained practice and development of skill in modeling as a preparatory step toward carving in non-pliable media such as stone and wood. Sustained modeling practice is ongoing concurrent with a semester carving project. (Additional lab fee)

Art 5434 Sculptural Techniques in Papermaking 3 sem. hrs. | Syllabus
Prerequisite: 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. (Additional lab fee)

Art 5460 Ceramics Materials and Method  3 sem. hrs. l Syllabus
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 firming process is employed in this course.

Art 5461 Ceramics Studio I  3 sem. hrs. l Syllabus
Prerequisite(s): Ceramics I ART 351 or equivalent.
The course structure focuses on both wheel thrown and hand built processes, with emphasis on advanced techniques and skill development.

Art 5462 Ceramics Studio II 3 sem. hrs l Syllabus
Prerequisite(s): Ceramics Studio I ART 5461.
The 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.

Art 5474 Professional Internship 3 sem. hrs. l Syllabus
Prerequisite: Instructor’s consent.
A period of apprenticeship and/or observation by arrangement with a professional business specializing in interior design, graphic design or other professional disciplines in art, or with an institution in the field of museology.

Art 5481 Graduate Photography I 3 sem. hrs. | Syllabus
This is a studio course in black and white photography, including camera and darkroom work, with a study of photographic theory. Individual advanced creative directions will be explored, along with research in the history and practice of photography.

Art 5611 Painting Studio I 3 sem. hrs. l Syllabus
Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing in Art; ART 438 or equivalent.
A graduate course in oil and acrylic painting designed to focus on the development of painting techniques and concepts.

Art 5612 Painting Studio II 3 sem.hrs. l Syllabus
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.

Art 6101 Graduate Design 3 sem. hrs. | Syllabus
This course is an advanced theory exploration and application course structured to guide the graduate student toward the utilization of advanced philosophical thought and the application of higher level theory production in the student’s work.

Art 6117 Communicating the Gospel Through Art 3 sem. hrs. | Syllabus
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.

Art 6203 Drawing Studio I 3 sem. hrs. l Syllabus
Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing.
Advanced problems in drawing, including theoretical study and execution of studio projects in traditional and modernist approaches to drawing.

Art 6204 Drawing Studio II 3 sem. hrs. l Syllabus
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 exectuion of studio projects demonstrating appropriate master-level maturity and creative ability in traditional and modernist approaches to drawing.

Art 6207 Curriculum Development in Studio Art 3 sem. hrs. | Syllabus
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.

Art 6208 Theories of Art Education 3 sem. hrs. | Syllabus
This course presents a comprehensive survey of trends and movements in the field of art education that have shaped its p resent-day philosophy. Emphasis will be placed on the analysis of ideas expounded by theorists from 1900 to present.

Art 6318-6319 Special Projects in Printmaking I & II 3 sem. hrs ea. | Syllabus
Prerequisite: Art 5318 Graduate Printmaking: Non-figurative or three hours of approved graduate printmaking courses.
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 areas 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. (Additional lab fee)

Art 6431 Graduate Sculpture III 3 sem. hrs. | Syllabus
Prerequisite: 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. (Additional lab fee)

Art 6432 Graduate Sculpture IV 3 sem. hrs. | Syllabus
Prerequisite: ART 6431
This course consists of sustained practice and development of skill in special methods including welded metal forms, foundry operation and kiln construction. (Additional lab fee)

Art 6433-6434 Special Projects in Sculpture 3 sem. hrs. | Syllabus
Prerequisite: ART 5432
These courses are for the purpose of further directed experience in an individually chosen sculptural medium with a stated goal or objective. (Additional lab fee)

Art 6461 Ceramics Media Practices I 3 sem. hrs. l Syllabus
Prerequisite(s): Introduction to Ceramics ART 351 or equivalent.
The 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 use in ceramic art production, and other media used outside the usual parameters of the studio production potter or traditional ceramics craftsman. (Additional lab fee)

Art 6462 Ceramics Media Practices II 3 sem. hrs. l Syllabus
Prerequisite(s): Ceramics Media Practices I ART 6461
This course is intended as a continuation of Ceramics Media Practices I, and continues the exploration of media begun in that course. many of the same materials and techniques will be researched with a greater depth of detail and more individualized application of technique to the graduate student’s body of work. (Additional lab fee)

Art 6463 Ceramics: Directed Problems I 3 sem. hrs. l Syllabus
Prerequisite(s): Ceramics Studio II ART 5462
These courses are 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 areas 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. (Additional lab fee)

Art 6464 Ceramics: Directed Problems II 3 sem. hrs. l Syllabus
Prerequisite(s): Ceramics: Directed Problems I ART 6463
These courses are 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 areas 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. (Additional lab fee)

Art 6475 Aesthetics and Art Criticism 3 sem. hrs. | Syllabus
This course offers philosophical and critical inquiry focusing on aesthetic value theories as they apply to historical and contemporary settings.

Art 6507 Research Topics in Art History: Artists 3 sem. hrs. | Syllabus
This is a lecture/laboratory course involving research on five approved artists and the development of visual resources supporting each.

Art 6508 Research Topics in Art History: Periods or Styles 3 sem. hrs. | Syllabus
This is a lecture/laboratory course involving research on five art periods or styles and the development of visual resources supporting each.

Art 6546 Principles & Methods for Elementary School Art 3 sem. hrs. | Syllabus
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. (Additional lab fee)

Art 6563 Studio Thesis I 3 sem. hrs. | Syllabus
This course is preparative to the M.F.A. 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.

Art 6564 Studio Thesis II 3 sem. hrs. | Syllabus
This course is a continuation of Art 6563. Students will actively work on a thesis exhibition as required by the M.F.A. degree.

Art 6565 Studio Thesis III 3 sem. hours l Syllabus
Prerequisites: 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 MFA.  

Art 6591, 6592, 6593 Field Studies 1, 2, or 3 sem. hrs. | Syllabus respectively
Prerequisite: Department Chair approval.
These courses are taught in response to a specific need and request. They may involve non-traditional teaching techniques and will usually combine formal education with practical experience in a career field.
NOTE: Courses 6591, 6592, and 6593 may be repeated as necessary for up to six hours credit. In most cases, the student should not expect to earn more than six semester hours in any combination of field experiences courses.

Art 6611 Painting Media Practices I  3 sem. hrs. l Syllabus
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 forstered by a master/student relationship.

Art 6612 Painting Media Practices II  3 sem. hrs. l Syllabus
Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing in Art; ART 6611 or equivalent.
This is a graduate course in which the student continues the advanced study and practice of painting in selected media such as oil, acrylic, watercolor and pastel, seeking a fusion of experience, knowledge and creativity.  Maturity of approach to painting is continually fostered by a master/student relationship.

Art 6613 Painting: Directed Problems I  3 sem. hrs. l Syllabus
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.

Art 6614 Painting: Directed Problems II  3 sem. hrs. l Syllabus
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.

Art 6801 Typography 3 sem. hrs. l Syllabus
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.

Art 6802 History of Graphic Design 3 sem. hrs. l Syllabus
Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing required and ART 416 or equivalent.
Historical overview of type and letter forms; history of typography in print and digital environments; influence of the history of graphic design on contemporary graphic communications. Historical analysis 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. Lectures, research, discussion, activities and course readings. 

Art 6803 Group Critique Workshop  3 sem. hrs. l Syllabus
Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing required and Art 416 or equivalent.
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 their peers’ works.

Art 6804 Interactive Design 3 sem. hrs. l Syllabus
Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing required and ART 420 and ART 416 or equivalents.
Advanced applications of interactive digital design, and applications of Internet-based communications, hypermedia language, virtual reality, sound and visual synchronization, communications standards, emerging technologies, and multimedia; special focus on the advanced study and application of interactive multimedia theory and creative concepts.

Art 6805 Media Portfolio 3 sem. hrs. l Syllabus
Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing required and Art 416 or equivalent. 
Creation of a traditional media portfolio. Emphasis will be on displaying a unique style and demonstration of conceptual abilities and technical competencies at an advanced professional level. (Addtional lab fee)

Art 6806 Digital Portfolio 3 sem hrs. l Syllabus
Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing required and ART 416 or equivalent.
Creation of a digital media portfolio. Selection and development of representative pieces that reveal a unique style and demonstrate overall conceptual abilities and technical competencies at a high professional level. Presentation considerations for prospective employment. (Additional lab fee)



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