Department of Art
The Department

Bachelor of Fine Art Degree B.F.A. Bachelor of Art Degree B.A.

These undergraduate courses are available for both the B.F.A. and the B.A. degrees.

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 103 Basic Design III Credits, 3 sem. hrs. l Syllabus
Prerequisite(s): Art 101
Basic Design III 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, product and industrial design. 

Art 125 Art Appreciation Credit, 3 sem. hrs. | Syllabus
General survey of the four disciplines of art: aesthetics, art criticism, art history, and studio art. Focus is on the relationship of art to contemporary living. Satisfies the core curriculum fine arts requirement. This course may not be used to satisfy requirements for a major in art.

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 Credits, 3 sem. hrs. l Syllabus
An introduction to graphics software with specific application on the Macintosh system. The focus will be on applied use of programs such as Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe Illustrator Satisfies the core requirements for art education, studio art, and graphic design. (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 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 303 Drawing III Credit, 3 sem. hrs. | Syllabus
Prerequisite: Art 204
Further study and experience in drawing with emphasis on stylistic development and professionalism as applied to fine arts and applied fields such as illustration.

Art 304 Drawing IV Credit, 3 sem. hrs. | Syllabus
Prerequisite: Art 303
Advanced study and experience in drawing with emphasis on stylistic development.

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 332 Sculpture II Credit, 3 sem. hrs. | Syllabus
Prerequisite: Art 331
A continuation of sculptural techniques including mold construction and casting in various materials. (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 352 Ceramics II Credit, 3 sem. hrs. | Syllabus
Prerequisite: 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 and glazing. (Extra lab fee)

Art 399 The Business of Art Credits, 3 sem. hrs l Syllabus
Prerequisite(s): For Art Majors only.  Junior Standing.
A course designed to better prepare the advanced art stludent for a professional career in studio art.  Main topics of the course will deal with production, record keeping, and marketing works of art.  

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 431 Sculpture III Credit, 3 sem. hrs. | Syllabus
Prerequisite: Art 331
Advanced sculpture projects in plasticine, armature and mold construction with related problem solving; review of applicable design principles; and sustained modeling experience with human and animal forms.(Extra lab fee)

Art 432 Sculpture IV Credit, 3 sem. hrs. | Syllabus
Prerequisite: Art 431
Advanced sculpture projects with traditional and experimental media and techniques, with individual options in castable media, welding and foundry operation according to student ability and need. A continuation of content of Art 431 with application of individually determined criteria for creative growth. (Extra lab fee)

ART 435  Special Projects in Sculpture I Credits, 3 sem. hrs. l Syllabus
Prerequisite(s): Art 432
This course is for the purpose of directed experience in sculpture. This course is designed with flexibility whereby an advanced art student may continue an advanced level of work in sculpture 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. (Extra lab fee)

ART 436 - Special Projects in Sculpture II Credits, 3 sem. hrs. l Syllabus
Prerequisite(s): Art 432
This course is for the purpose of directed experience in sculpture. This course is designed with flexibility whereby an advanced art student may continue an advanced level of work in sculpture 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. (Extra lab fee)

Art 437 Painting III Credits, 3 sem. hrs. l Syllabus
Prerequisite(s): 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.

Art 438 Painting IV Credits, 3 sem. hrs. l Syllabus
Prerequisite(s): Art 437
Advanced study and practice of painting in selected media such as oil, acrylic, watercolor and pastel, seeking refinement of a personal aesthic direction.

Art 451 Ceramics III Credit, 3 sem. hrs. | Syllabus
Prerequisite: Art 351
This class will present various methods of hand-built ceramics including pinch, coil and slab. (Extra lab fee)

Art 452 Ceramics IV Credit, 3 sem. hrs. | Syllabus
Prerequisite: Art 352
Emphasis placed on glazing, kiln firing, and kiln construction. (Extra lab fee)

ART 458 - Special Projects in Painting I Credits, 3 sem. hrs l Syllabus
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 need and specific areas of interest.

Art 459 Special Projects in Painting II Credits, 3 sem. hrs. l Syllabus
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 need and specific areas of interest.

Art 465 Special Projects in Ceramics I Credits, 3 sem. hrs. l Syllabus
Prerequisite(s): Art 452
This course is for the purpose of further directed experience in an individually chosen medium with a state 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 need and specific areas of interest. (Extra lab fee)

Art 466 Special Projects in Ceramics II Credits, 3 sem. hrs. l Syllabus
Prerequisite(s): Art 452
This course is for the purpose of further directed experience in an individually chosen medium with a state 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 need and specific areas of interest. ( Extra lab fee) 

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 481 Digital Photography I Credits, 3 sem. hrs. l Syllabus
Prerequisite(s): Art Majors Only (Non-Art majors must receive written permission from the Chair, Department of Art).
This course is an introduction to the world of digital photography using the digital camera. 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.

Art 499 Senior Art Exhibit Credit, 0 sem. hrs. l Syllabus
Prerequisite: Senior Standing, required for graduation
A juried exhibit of selected works by senior art majors.

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