Art Course Offerings
Enduring Foundations General Education Program
- ART-105 Introduction to the Visual Arts (3 credits)
- Lecture. Studies architecture, painting, and sculpture with emphasis on social and aesthetic considerations. Fall, spring.
- ART-200 Introduction to Studio Art (3 credits)
- An introduction to the studio disciplines for non-art majors. Instruction of the art elements as used in such areas as drawing, painting, printmaking, and sculpture. Lab fee. Fall, spring.
- ART-210 Design (3 credits)
- Introductory studio course emphasizes basic principles of design, composition, and color theory. Six hours studio. Fall.
- ART-220 Drawing (3 credits)
- Introduces and explores various drawing media with emphasis on perception and drawing techniques. Six hours studio. Fall.
- ART-221 Drawing (3 credits)
- Explores a variety of media and techniques with emphasis given to composition and creative expression. Six hours studio. Spring.
- ART-102 Art in Elementary Schools (3 credits)
- Examination of the perceptual, creative, and aesthetic growth and development of children through art experiences. Some basic studio instruction with art appreciation and historical overview. Lab fee. Spring.
- ART-497 Methods of Teaching Art in Senior High/ Junior High/Middle School and in Elementary Schools (3 credits)
- This course explores the creative and mental growth of elementary, middle school, and secondary school students participating in classes for the visual arts. In addition, development of an area-specific portfolio is required. This class is for art education majors only.
- ART-201 Introduction to Art Therapy (3 credits)
- Introduces students to the fundamentals of art therapy including theory, methods of practice, and techniques through lecture, experience, and case study presentations. No prior art experience required. Prerequisites: Sophomore status; recommended courses Psychology 121, 226. Fall.
- ART-301 Creative Development and Art Therapy (3 credits)
- Introduces the fundamentals of creative development and art therapy including theory, methods of practice,and techniques through lecture, experience, and case studies. No prior art experience required. Prerequisites: Sophomore status; recommended courses Psychology 121, 226. Spring
- ART-405 Art Therapy Seminar (2 credits)
- In-depth investigation of the fundamentals of creative development and art therapy, focusing on assessment, research, application, and exploration of the dynamics of the group process. Lecture, experiential learning, and case study presentations included. No prior art experience required. Prerequisites: Art 201, 301; Psychology 121, 226.
Fine Art Studio
- ART-325 Life Drawing (2 credits)
- Drawing from the model as a means of understanding form, shape, and line. Four hours studio. Repeatable. Lab fee.
- ART-330 Printmaking (3 credits)
- Emphasizes basic printmaking methods to the development of ideas and aesthetic considerations of materials and techniques employed in printmaking. Six hours studio. Repeatable. Lab fee. Spring.
- ART-340 Painting (3 credits)
- Emphasizes basic painting techniques with investigation of different advanced media. Six hours studio. Repeatable. Fall, spring.
- ART-345 Watercolor (3 credits)
- Covers basic, creative, and technical problems in watercolor painting. May be applied toward the painting major in the studio BFA and BS degrees. Six hours studio. Repeatable.
- ART-350 Metalwork/Jewelry (3 credits)
- Studies basic forming methods: fabricating, casting, forging, and raising with investigation of different materials and techniques employed in metalwork and jewelry. Six hours studio. Repeatable. Lab fee.
- ART-360 Ceramics (3 credits)
- Offers basic methods of hand building and wheel throwing and the use of glazes and kiln firing procedures with investigation of materials and techniques employed in ceramics. Six hours studio. Repeatable. Lab fee. Fall, spring.
- ART-370 Sculpture (3 credits)
- Introduces concepts, materials, and tools of sculpture. Creative expression as well as exploration into idea, form, and material relationships. Six hours studio. Repeatable. Lab fee. Fall, spring.
Visual Communication Design
- ART-213 Computer Graphics (3 credits)
- An introduction to the basic uses of the Macintosh computer as used in the visual arts. Emphasizes experimentation with various software packages and the development of the interchangeable and flexible moves from hands-on skills to electronic means. Fall, spring.
- ART-315 Typography (3 credits)
- A fundamental study of the history of type, its creative use and function as a communicative tool. Explores basic principles of good layout design. Six hours studio. Macintosh lab. Prerequisites: Art 210, 213; or permission of instructor.
- ART-316 Publication Design (3 credits)
- A study of layout design, the creative arrangement of type and visuals on a page. Using appropriate layout software, students create layout designs for various publications (magazines, newspapers, brochures, books). File preparation for print is covered. Six hours studio. Macintosh lab. Prerequisites: Art 213, 315; or permission of the instructor.
- ART-322 Digital Photography (3 credits)
- Introduction to digital photography methods and creative manipulation on the computer, as an alternative to traditional techniques. Familiarity with Photoshop helpful. Macintosh lab. Prerequisite: Art 213 or permission of instructor. Repeatable. Lab fee.
- ART-410 Portfolio Preparation (3 credits)
- Study of current trends in graphic design fields and possible career paths. Preparation of a professional graphic design portfolio that demonstrates the student's proficiencies and strengths. Includes résumé preparation, personal logo, and self promotional projects. Six hours studio. Repeatable. Macintosh lab. Prerequisites: Art 213, 315, 316; or permission of instructor.
- ART-417 Advanced Imaging and Illustration (3 credits)
- Study of painting, drawing, and photo manipulation software as well as of traditional media to produce illustrations for various uses. Also explores the creative process and idea generation. Six hours studio. Macintosh lab. Prerequisite: Art 213, 315, 316; or permission of instructor.
- ART-492 Topical Workshops (1-3 credits)
- Special topics in art not included in the regular course offerings. Based on lecture or lecture/studio. Repeatable.
- ART-401 Art and Culture (3 credits)
- Senior seminar devoted to special topics concerning historical traditions in the visual arts, current art issues, and professional development. Prerequisite: Senior status.
Practicum and Internship
- ART-490 Practicum in Art (1-3 credits)
- A practical experience in a supervised university setting that specializes in the field of art or design. Precedes internship and prepares students to perform for employers outside the university community. Prerequisite: sophomore standing; permission of sponsoring faculty member. Repeatable up to 12 hours.
- ART-495 Internship in Art (3-12 credits)
- An apprenticeship or internship program designed to meet the educational needs of students' professional goals. Visual communication design majors may qualify for internships with professional agencies, BFA studio majors with professionally qualified artists or institutions, and BS in art and associated studies majors with institutions related to their career interests. A maximum of 12 credit hours may be earned in Art 495 toward the degree. Prerequisites: Junior standing; permission of sponsoring faculty member.
Independent Study in Art
- ART-493 Independent Study in Art (1-3 credits)
- Research in an area of visual arts that pertains to individual interests. May not be substituted for regular course offerings. Subject and credit earned must be approved by the instructor. May be repeated for a maximum of six hours of credit. Prerequisites: Sophomore level; permission of instructor; approval of department chair.