Catalog home

 

Art, Visual (ART)

 

101 Introduction to Art (3) (For non-Art majors) Introduction to the field of Art through a studio experience or a non-studio survey. Includes studio exercises, demonstrations, lectures, and critiques planned to develop an appreciation of Art as well as an understanding of media as a vehicle of expression. F06, S07, F07, S08

 

102 Two-Dimensional Design (3) Oriented toward development of problem-solving skills in the elements of design, form and color. Emphasis placed on employment of formal elements in composition and on the theory, psychology, and use of color. Craftsmanship emphasized. F06, F07 

 

103 Three-Dimensional Design (3) Problem solving in three-dimensional form. Emphasis on elements of three-dimensional form and applied design. S07, S08

 

105 Drawing (3) Drawing fundamentals. Introduction to the concepts and skills of drawing as the primary tool of the artist. Emphasis on education of vision, composition, expression, and an exploration of materials. F06, F07 

 

106 Drawing (3) Continuation of ART 105 with emphasis on the rendering of form in space. Includes exploration of materials, process, narrative and the figure. May include the rendering of the human figure and the relationship of gesture and expression to anatomical structure. S07, S08

 

203 Design (1-9) Prerequisite: ART 103. Repeatable up to nine credits. F06, S07, F07, S08   

 

205 Drawing (3) Prerequisite: ART 105. Repeatable up to 12 credits. F06, F07

 

206 Drawing (3) Life drawing emphasized. Prerequisite: ART 106. Repeatable up to 12 credits. F06, S07, F07, S08

 

210 Painting (3) Introduction to the discipline of painting with emphasis on seeing, color, proportion, volume, light and shade. Repeatable up to 12 credits. F06, S07, F07, S08

 

211/311/411 Collage (3) Introduction to the discipline of collage. Emphasis on creating unified visual statements with a variety of forms. Prerequisite for ART 311 is ART 211. Prerequisite for ART 411 is ART 311. S07, S08

 

221 Art History Survey: The Ancient World to the Renaissance (4) A study of expression in art and architecture which contribute to the Western cultural tradition. F06, F07

 

222 Art History Survey: Renaissance to Modern Art (4) A continuation of ART 221 with emphasis on the changing role of art in Western culture. S07, S08

 

240 Printmaking (3) Introduction to printmaking as a fine art media. Repeatable up to nine credits. F06, S07, F07, S08

 

241 Photography: An Introduction (3) Studio course designed to acquaint the student with the fine art of photography, basic camera handling, and basic black/white darkroom techniques. Emphasis on photographic aesthetic and critical evaluation. F06, S07, F07, S08

 

260 Sculpture (3) Introduction to sculpture using multiple processes to explore technical and conceptual aspects of sculpture production. Prerequisite: ART 103. Repeatable up to nine credits. F06, S07, F07, S08

 

270 Ceramics (3) General course in clay, including throwing, hand-building, and glaze calculations. Students will make their clay. Repeatable up to nine credits. F06, S07, F07, S08

 

275 Metalwork (3) Basic processes, materials and tools in non-ferrous metals. F06, F07

 

279 Fibers (3) Topic: Loom Weaving - Interlocking fibers via loom mechanisms; includes experience with fabric structures, fiber characteristics and the effective use of color. Topic: Off-Loom Fibers - Primary structures through a variety of manipulation techniques; may include primitive forms of weaving, felting, basketry and dyeing. F06, S07, F07, S08

 

291 Sophomore Portfolio Review (0) Required of all BFA and Art Therapy students. The faculty assessment of student progress before acceptance into the BFA degree program in Visual Arts. Students must enroll in the sophomore year. Offered each Spring Semester; the review is conducted during the first week of March. Pass-Fail only. S07, S08

 

305 Drawing (3) Advanced problems in drawing. Prerequisite: ART 205. Repeatable up to nine credits. F06, F07

 

306 Drawing (3) Advanced problems in drawing. Life drawing emphasized. Prerequisite: ART 206. Repeatable up to nine credits. S07, S08

 

310 Painting II (3) Advanced exercises in painting. Prerequisite: ART 210. Repeatable up to 12 credits. F06, S07, F07, S08.

 

320/520 Studies in American Art (3) American art of the Colonial, 19th or 20th Century period including sculpture, architecture and painting.

 

323/523/723 Medieval Art (3) a) Early Christian and Byzantine; b) Medieval; c) Romanesque; d) Gothic: A detailed investigation of the art of the Middle Ages.  Topics: Viking Medieval Art/Scandinavia.

 

325/525/725 Renaissance Art (3) Italian or Northern European architecture, sculpture and painting from 1250 to 1600.

 

326/526/726 Baroque Art to Romanticism (3) The arts in Italy and Northern Europe between 1550 an 1850. F06

 

327/527 Modern Art (4) Nineteenth Century, 20th Century, Contemporary or Post-Modern art and architecture and the forces which influenced the period. S07, S08

 

329/529/729 Women in Art (3) Women's expression in painting and sculpture, primarily of the 19th and 20th centuries. Cross-listed as WST 329.

 

331/531 Black Art (3) Topics: African American Art and African Art - Alternate every other fall. Survey of art created by people of African descent. Also discussed are some influences of Islam, Western Europe, and the Caribbean regions. Repeated up to six credits. African Art F06, African American Art F07 

 

335 Teaching Art in the Elementary Grades (3) Provides a background in art education, children's artistic development, and program planning and evaluation in art for the elementary school child. Includes the development of lessons and units in art. Prerequisite: Student has attained junior status, taken the PPST, COMM 110, Math/Computer Science, HHP 102 and TED 200. F06, S07, F07, S08

 

336/536/736 Contemporary Movements in the Visual Arts (3) Recent movements in painting, sculpture and architecture, with emphasis on the United States and Canada. Research required.

 

339 Teaching Art in Secondary Schools (3) Emphasizes the development of discipline based art curricula, art media and instructional materials, teaching methods, and evaluation strategies for junior and senior high school art programs. Prerequisite: Admission to the Teacher Education programs. S07

 

340 Printmaking (3) Theory and practice of a graphics media as related to specific materials techniques, and equipment. Prerequisite: ART 240 or consent of instructor. Repeatable up to 12 credits. F06, S07, F07, S08

 

341 Photography (3) Continuation of the introductory course with emphasis on personal vision and/or concept exploration, technical skills and critical evaluation skills. Prerequisite: ART 241 or consent of instructor. Repeatable up to nine credits. F06, S07, F07, F08

 

342/542 Photography History, Theory and Criticism (3) Survey of the aesthetic and fundamental technical history of photography as a vital means of artistic expression and communication in America and Europe from 1827 to the late 1950s. S07, S08

 

350/550/750 Psychology of Art (3) Art as a fundamental human activity on an individual and societal level. Studies theories of creativity. Why do people make and enjoy art? (Section 001 required). S08

 

360 Sculpture (3) Continuation of ART 260. Students will be introduced to a wider range of processes and materials including welding, wood, cement, or direct metal casting. Form, surface, and structure emphasized. Prerequisite: ART 103, 260. Repeatable up to nine credits. F06, S07, F07, S08

 

370 Ceramics (3) Intermediate course in throwing and hand-building in which more challenging technical and aesthetic problems will be introduced. Students are expected to develop their own glazes or surfaces, begin to fire kilns, and increase the scale of their work. Prerequisite: ART 270. Repeatable up to nine credits. F06, S07, F07, S08

 

375 Small Metals (3) Application of basic processes and surface treatment in non-ferrous metal design and construction. Prerequisite: ART 275. Repeatable up to nine credits. F06, F07

 

379 Fibers II (3) Topic-Loom weaving - Interlocking fibers via loom mechanisms; includes experience with fabric structure, fiber characteristics and the effective use of color. Topic-Off-Loom Fibers - Primary structures through a variety of manipulation techniques; may include primitive forms of weaving, felting, basketry and dyeing. Prerequisite: ART 279. Repeatable up to nine credits. F06, S07, F07, S08

 

402/602 Art Therapy Seminar (3) Students will study the art expressions of clients with different disabilities. Emphasizes investigation into methods of inducing visual expression with different clients. The current Diagnostic Statistical Manual will be used in conjunction with defining client disabilities and pathologies. S07, S08

 

403/603 Design (1) Advanced problems in design arrangement with a faculty member. Prerequisite: ART 203. Repeatable up to nine credits. Topics: Collage, Gallery Practicum.

 

405/605 Drawing (3) Advanced problems in drawing in arrangement with a faculty member. Prerequisite: ART 305. Repeatable up to nine credits. F06, F07

 

406/606 Drawing (3) Advanced problems in drawing. Life drawing emphasized. Prerequisite: ART 306. Repeatable up to nine credits. S07, S08

 

410/610 Painting (3) Individual concepts and creative skills in the use of oils, watercolors, and/or related media. Slide lectures, discussions and critiques supplement studio experiences. Prerequisite: ART 210, 310. Repeatable up to nine credits. F06, S07, F07, S08

 

430/630 Readings in Art History (3) Guided individual research on an approved topic. Instructor consent required. Repeatable up to 12 credits. F06, S07, F07, S08

 

435/635 Research in Art (3) Topic: Art Education. Students will plan and conduct an independent research project in art education. Research may be either basic or applied in nature. Results of the study will be reported in the style and form required for publication. Prerequisite: Minimum of 20 undergraduate credits in art and permission of department chair. Topic: Art Therapy - Research into specific areas and elective topics in art therapy. The development of an annotated bibliography is made with advisor's input. Required for graduate students. Instructor consent required. F06, S07, F07, S08

 

440/640 Advanced Printmaking (3) Advanced problems in printmaking in arrangement with a faculty member. Prerequisite: ART 340. Repeatable up to 12 credits. Topics: Woodcut. F06, S07, F07, S08

 

441/641 Photography (3) Advanced and graduate studio courses (respectively) concerned with defining a specific concept or direction with a body of work with an emphasizing on resolution. Prerequisite: ART 341 or consent of instructor. Repeatable up to nine credits. F06, S07, F07, S08

 

460/660 Sculpture (3) Students will be expected to work on more specialized problems of their own design in consultation with the instructor. Prerequisite: ART 360. Repeatable up to nine credits. F06, S07, F07, S08

 

470/670 Ceramics (3) Students will be required to work in a more personal mode and acquire technical and aesthetic sensibilities near a professional standard. Issues in philosophy, historical precedents, and making pots in the real world will be introduced. Prerequisite: ART 370. Repeatable up to 12 credits.  F06, S07, F07, S08

 

475/675/775 Metalwork and Jewelry (3) Advanced techniques and processes. Application in combined methods. Prerequisite: ART 275, six credits of ART 375. Repeatable up to 12 credits. F06, F07

 

479/679 Fibers (3) Topic: Loom Weaving - Interlocking fibers via loom mechanisms; includes experience with fabric structure, fiber characteristics and the effective use of color. Topic: Off-Loom Fibers - Primary structures through a variety of manipulation techniques; may include primitive forms of weaving, felting, basketry and dyeing. Emphasis on expression. Prerequisite: ART 379. Graduate-level projects incorporate advanced personal expression. Repeatable up to 12 credits. F06, S07, F07, S08

 

481/681 Art for Special Education (3) Exploration of art concepts, media, and processes with adaptation for the mainstreamed student with special educational needs. A study of characteristics of students with behavior and/or learning disorders, cognitive delay, physical handicap, and gifted and talented. S08

 

482/682 Art Education for the Gifted and Talented (3) Study of current guidelines, trends, and program options that address the special educational needs of gifted and talented students. Areas of emphasis include: student characteristics, art work characteristics, identification procedures, and curriculum models. Prerequisite: Minimum of 20 undergraduate credits in Art and permission of the department chair. F06, S07, F07, S08

 

483/683 Art Therapy Fundamentals (3) Survey of the origins, history, and theoretical objectives and trends in art therapy. F07

 

484/684 The Development of Creative Functioning (3) Study of the creative individual; research findings on creativity; techniques for promoting creativity thinking and problem-solving in educational, clinical, and business environments. Cross-listed as PSYC 484. F06, F07

 

485/685 Art Therapy Techniques (3) Studies the theoretical approaches and techniques used in art therapy. Students learn to develop and apply art therapy assessments. F06

 

490 Art Seminar (3) Designed for junior Art majors. Professional problems related to research, education, commercial possibilities, graduate study, job placement and personal growth and development in art and in the profession of teaching. Prerequisite: Junior standing, or consent of instructor. ART 241 Photography recommended or its equivalent. S07, S08

 

491 BFA Senior Honors Exhibition (0) Course must be taken Pass-Fail. Required of all BFA seniors. Students in the BFA degree program must have work accepted into the annual student honors exhibition in the year of anticipated graduation. BFA majors are encouraged to submit work each year enrolled. S07, S08

 

495/695 Advanced Art Studio (1-12) Open only to advanced Art students who wish to pursue an individual art objective problem in any medium of their choosing. The student must take the responsibility of choosing an objective, outlining a plan of study to be submitted to the instructor at registration. The student works informally in cooperation with the instructor, who guides and evaluates in relation to the objective set forth. Prerequisite: 15 credits of Art and permission of the instructor. F06, S07, F07, S08

 

497/697 Art Field Study (1-3) By special arrangement with a department faculty member and with the permission of the department chair, the student may enroll in an independent study project which may entail travel or the use of resources to be found in the immediate region. Documentation will be required. F06, S07, F07, S08

 

498/698 Practicum (1-7) Topic: Arts Administration – Internship in setting relative to degree objectives. Proposals must be developed and submitted in advance of registration. Topic: Art Education - The practicum in art provides the opportunity for the student, with the cooperation and guidance of a faculty member, to develop a community- or school-oriented project which will allow for practical experience in the field of art education. Topic: Art Internship - An arranged practicum relative to a defined area of emphasis in the Visual Arts curriculum. Students must receive approval of appropriate faculty before requesting placement with a cooperating agency. Topic: Art Therapy - Internship/Practicum in Art Therapy at approved mental health and rehabilitation facilities. 100 hours (three credits) possible for undergraduates, and 700 hours (seven credits) required for graduates. Class attendance and professional supervision required. Undergraduates must be seniors majoring in Art Therapy. Graduates must be accepted in the graduate Art Therapy program. Instructor’s consent required. Prerequisite: Senior standing. Topics: Arts Administration, Art Education, Art Internship, Art Therapy.

 

702 Art Therapy Seminar (3) Study of the art of clients with different disabilities. Emphasizes investigation into methods of inducing visual expression with different clients. The current DSM will be used in conjunction with defining client disabilities and pathologies. S08

 

703 Design (3-9) Design problems where the student's work is distinguished by its personal character. Prerequisite: ART 603. Repeatable up to nine credits. F06, S07, F07, S08

 

705 Drawing (3) Studio course planned to allow the student to experience and explore drawing as a fine or applied art form. Prerequisite: ART 605. Repeatable up to nine credits. F06, S07, F07, S08

 

706 Drawing (3) Students are required to develop a personal approach to drawing. Repeatable up to 12 credits. F06, F07

 

710 Painting (3) Studio course designed to give the student the opportunity to develop theories and practices on a personal basis relative to the art of painting. Prerequisite: ART 210,310,410, 610. Repeatable up to 12 credits. F06, S07, F07, S08

 

720 Studies in American Art (3) American art of the Colonial, 19th or 20th Century period, including sculpture, architecture and painting. Research required.

 

727 Modern Art (3) Nineteenth Century, 20th Century, Contemporary or Post-Modern Art and architecture and the forces which influenced the period. Research required. S08

 

730 Readings in Art History (3) Guided individual research on an approved topic. Repeatable up to 12 credits. F06, S07, F07, S08

 

731 Black Art (3) Topics: African-American Art and African Art - Alternate every other fall. A survey of art created by people of African descent. Also discussed are some influences of Islam, Western Europe, and the Caribbean regions. Repeatable up to six credits. African Art F06, African American Art F07

 

735 Research in Art (3) Topic: Art Therapy: Research into specific areas and elective topics in art therapy. The development of an annotated bibliography is made with advisor's input. Required for graduate students. Instructor's consent required. Topic: Art Education - Students plan and execute an art education problem in terms of teaching, supervision and/or curriculum planning in keeping with their local school needs and programs. Students carry on an independent research study culminating in the research report written in style and form ready for publication. Prerequisite: Minimum of 20 undergraduates credits in art and permission of the department chair. Topics: Art Therapy, Art Education. F06, S07, F07, S08

 

740 Printmaking (3) Studio course affording the opportunity to investigate media as related to specific methods, materials, and equipment. Prerequisite: ART 240,340,440,640. Repeatable up to 12 credits. F06, S07, F07, S08

 

741 Photography (3) Individualized studio course requiring close consultation with the instructor and selected graduate committee. The work should be developed on a personal basis emphasizing direction and resolution. The culmination of the course work will be a graduate exhibition of a body of work. Prerequisite: ART 241, 341, 441, 641 or consent of the instructor. Repeatable up to nine credits. F06, S07, F07, S08

 

760 Sculpture (3) Individualized problems in close consultation with the instructor and their graduate committee. The work should be developed on a personal basis following a definite direction. The culmination of the course work will be the graduate exhibition. Prerequisite: ART 260, 360, 460, 660. Repeatable up to 12 credits. F06, S07, F07, S08

 

770 Ceramics (3) Individualized studio problems developed under the guidance of the major professor and the student's graduate committee. Work at this level is expected to be specialized and without major technical problems. Prerequisite: Art 370, 470, 670. Repeatable up to 12 credits. F06, S07, F07, S08

 

779 Fiber (3) Topic: Loom Weaving - Individually designed series of experiences using the loom in interlocking fibers. Problems planned in consultation with instructor. Topic: Off-Loom Fibers - Advanced problems in primary structures should include research of primitive expression, materials and techniques. Prerequisite: ART 279, 379, 479, 679. Repeatable up to 12 credits. F06, S07, F07, S08

 

781 Art for Special Education (3) Exploration of art concepts, media, and processes with adaptations for the mainstreamed student with special educational needs. A study of characteristics of students with behavior and/or learning disorders, cognitive delay, physical handicap, and gifted and talented. S08

 

782 Art Education for the Gifted and Talented (3) Study of current guidelines, trends, and program options that address the special educational needs of gifted and talented students. Areas of emphasis include: student characteristics, artwork characteristics, identification procedures, and curriculum models. Prerequisite: Minimum of 20 undergraduate credits in art and permission of the department chair. F06, S07, F07, S08

 

783 Art Therapy Fundamentals (3) Survey of the origins, history, and theoretical objectives and trends in art therapy. F07

 

784 Development of Creative Functioning (3) Study of the creative individual, techniques for problem solving and creative thinking, and ways of promoting creativity with individuals and in group settings. Research required. F06, F07

 

785 Art Therapy Techniques (3) Theoretical approaches and techniques used in art therapy. Students learn to develop and apply art therapy assessments. F06

 

790 Graduate Art Seminar (2) Advanced seminar on major contemporary developments and controversies in the field of art. Content varies. F06, F07

 

795 Independent Study (1-5) Graduate art students work independently under guidance of an instructor. Consent of instructor required. Students are required to submit a proposal of study during the first week of the course. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. F06, S07, F07, S08

 

797 Art Field Study (1-3) By special arrangement and permission of the department, a student may enroll for the off-campus study of a problem in art. Documentation required. Prerequisite: Permission of department chair. F06, S07, F07, S08

 

798 Practicum (1-7) Topic: Arts Administration – Internship in setting relative to degree objectives. Proposals must be developed and submitted in advance of registration. Topic: Art Education - Advanced internship in an educational setting. Proposals must be developed and submitted in advance of registration. Topic: Art Therapy - Internship/Practicum in Art Therapy at approved mental health and rehabilitation facilities. 100 hours (three credits) required for undergraduates, and 700 hours (seven credits) required for graduates. Class attendance and professional supervision required. Undergraduates must be seniors majoring in Art Therapy. Graduates must be accepted in the graduate Art Therapy program. Instructor’s consent required. F06, S07, F07, S08

 

799 Graduate Terminal Project (1) Successful completion of thesis or master of arts exhibition with supporting paper. Prerequisite: Permission of department chair. F06, S07, F07, S08