COURSE DESCRIPTIONS


STUDIO COURSES (110)

110-102 2-DIMENSIONAL DESIGN GA 3 cr
A problem and theory approach to the underlying structure of visual form using a variety of techniques, tools and materials to investigate the basic elements, principles and concepts of two-dimensional design (visual organization).

110-103 3-DIMENSIONAL DESIGN GA 3 cr
A problem and theory approach to the underlying structure of three-dimensional form using a variety of techniques, tools and materials to investigate the basic elements, principles and concepts of three-dimensional design.

110-121 BASIC ART GA 3 cr
An introductory studio course for non-art majors and minors covering the basic concepts and materials of major visual arts.

110-180 INTRODUCTION TO ADVERTISING DESIGN 3 cr
An introductory course for non-art majors covering the principles, materials, procedures and applications of advertising design.

110-201 DRAWING I GA 3 cr
An introduction to the disciplines associated with the techniques, media and aesthetics of drawing.

110-202 DRAWING II 3 cr
A continuation of Drawing 110-201. It allows the student to study and use drawing as a search for form in nature, the making of finished works reflecting an understanding of materials and formal principles and a visual autobiography where aesthetic ideas are recorded.
Prereq: 110-201.

110-251 CERAMICS I GA 3 cr
A course designed to give the student the opportunity to explore handbuilding in slab, coil and other techniques; wheel throwing will be introduced as a basic means of pottery development. Work with a variety of glazing techniques will be stressed.

110-271 METAL AND JEWELRY I GA 3 cr
Exploration into creating jewelry and small sculpture from brass, copper, bronze, and silver. This course is designed for both art majors and non-art majors.

110-272 METAL AND JEWELRY II 3 cr
Continued exploration into the creation of jewelry and small sculpture from metal. Emphasis is on conceptual and technical achievement.
Prereq: 110-271.

110-303 DRAWING III: THE FIGURE 3 cr
The drawing of the human figure from life with an emphasis on the development of the sound technical skill and individual creative approach.
Prereq: 110-202.

110-311 PHOTOGRAPHY: EXPRESSION AND EXPERIMENTATION 3 cr
Lectures, demonstrations, and darkroom work sessions constitute a basic introduction to photographic tools, techniques, and expression. Media: black and white prints.

110-321 PAINTING I 3 cr
An introduction to painting as an art form. This study is grounded in the disciplines associated with the techniques, media and aesthetics of painting.
Prereq: 110-102 and 110-201 or 110-202 or cons instr.

110-324/524 WATERCOLOR 3 cr
A studio course where exercises and experimentation with transparent watercolor pigments and techniques will be combined with art principles to form aesthetic creations in watercolor.
Prereq: 6 credits from 110-102, 110-201, 110-202 or cons instr.

110-331 PRINTMAKING I: INTAGLIO 3 cr
An introduction to the techniques and aesthetics of printmaking. This study is grounded in the disciplines associated with the techniques of intaglio. Specifically, this includes drypoint, aquatint, and etching. In addition, alternative processes are demonstrated and applied in the study of monoprinting.
Prereq: 6 credits from 110-102, 110-201, 110-202, or cons instr.

110-332 PRINTMAKING I: RELIEF 3 cr
Exploration of printmaking as an art form with emphasis on relief printing techniques, including single, multiple block and reduction wood-cuts and non-traditional blocks, color printing, image making and editioning. Fulfills printmaking requirement.
Prereq: 6 credits from 110-102, 110-201, 110-202 or cons instr.

110-333 PRINTMAKING I: SCREENPRINTING 3 cr
The course presents the basic materials and methods of screenprinting techniques, including ink mixing, stencil developing, image making, and editioning. This course fulfills the basic printmaking requirement.
Prereq: 6 credits from 110-102, 110-201, 110-202 or cons instr.

110-341 SCULPTURE I 3 cr
An introduction to the disciplines associated with the techniques, media and aesthetics of sculpture.
Prereq: 110-103.

110-342 SCULPTURE II 3 cr
A continuation of 110-241 with emphasis on individual direction. The intent is to develop a deeper meaning of art and art processes.
Prereq: 110-241.

110-343 SCULPTURE III 3 cr

Arranged for the student as indicated by the student's own interest and abilities. The student is encouraged to work toward a high degree of competency and enlightenment.
Prereq: 110-342.

110-352 CERAMICS II 3 cr
A continuation of 110-251 with emphasis on individual direction to develop a deeper understanding of art and art processes.
Prereq: 110-251.

110-353 CERAMICS III 3 cr
Arranged for the student as indicated by the student's own interest and abilities.
Prereq: 110-352.

110-373 METAL AND JEWELRY III 3 cr
This course emphasizes more complex construction and statements in the creation of jewelry and small sculpture from metal.
Prereq: 110-272.

110-381 GRAPHICS DESIGN I 3 cr
An introductory studio course familiarizing the student with graphic design basics: the creative process, design terminology and theory, design principles, tools and materials, 2-D layout, typography and basic computer techniques.
Prereq: 110-102 and 110-201.

110-382 GRAPHICS DESIGN II 3 cr
Emphasis is on conceptual and visual problems in graphic design. The student analyzes, defines objectives, develops and presents graphic solutions relating to communication in book design, magazine layout, and informational graphics. Survey of 20th Century design movements.
Prereq: 110-381.

110-383 GRAPHICS DESIGN III 3 cr
Emphasis is on graphic design solutions to communication problems relating to advertising. The student analyzes, defines objectives and presents in comprehensive format solutions for advertisements, television storyboards,
direct mail brochures and business logo and stationery.
Prereq: 110-382.

110-384 ILLUSTRATION 3 cr
A studio course for the advanced art student in the various types and techniques of commercial illustration.
Prereq: 110-202 and 110-321.

110-387 COMPUTER GRAPHICS FOR THE ARTIST 3 cr
Creation of computer generated artwork on the Amiga and MacIntosh systems. Lecture content includes discussions, readings and visual presentations on contemporary usage of electronically generated art and design.
Prereq: 110-102 and Sophomore standing.

110-388/588 KINETIC ART/MULTIMEDIA DESIGN 3 cr
This course is focused on the study of kinetic art and aesthetic interdisciplinary activities using graphics, typography, computer/video visual imaging and sound synthesis. Students will create time based digital multimedia presentations. Computer animation and design/illustration software applications, digital video effects, photo/video image processing, sound recording, interactive sequence scripting, sound synthesis and video production procedures contribute to the aesthetic aspects of multimedia and will be procedural/technical areas of exploration in this course. Repeatable to six credits.
Prereq: 110-102 and 110-201 and 110-387 or consent of instructor.

110-408/608 ADVANCED DRAWING 3 cr
A studio course which provides the opportunity for students to pursue directed intermediate and advanced research in drawing. This course will enhance learning by allowing intermediate students the advantage of seeing advanced level work in progress.
Repeatable in increments of 3 credits per semester for a maximum of 12 credits.
Prereq: 110-303.

110-426/626 ADVANCED PAINTING 3 cr
A studio course which provides the opportunity for students to pursue directed intermediate and advanced research in painting. this course will enhance learning by allowing intermediate students the advantage of seeing advance level work in progress.
Repeatable in increments of 3 credits per semester for a maximum of 12 credits.
Prereq: 110-321.

110-434/634 THE ART OF THE BOOK 3 cr
This course will focus on the creaton of hand made fine art books through the combination of applied research in traditional and non-traditional printmaking techniques and bookbinding. Graduate students will be expected to research a historical binding and create models for presentation to the class. A lab fee will be charged.
Prereq: 110-210 or 110-201 or consent of instructor

110-444/644 SCULPTURE IV 3 cr
Advanced studio experience in sculpture.
Prereq: 9 credits in sculpture.

110-445/645 SCULPTURE V: RESEARCH 3 cr
A highly specialized course offering directed studio research in a specific problem related to sculpture.
Prereq: 9 credits in sculpture.

110-454/654 CERAMICS IV 3 cr
Advanced studio experience in ceramics.
Prereq: 9 credits in ceramics or consent of instructor.

110-455/655 CERAMICS V: RESEARCH 3 cr
A highly specialized course offering directed studio research in a specific creative problem related to ceramics.
Prereq: 9 credits in ceramics or consent of instructor.

110-456/656 TECHNICAL STUDY IN CERAMICS 3 cr
Exploration of technical concerns within ceramics. Emphasis on clay composition and analysis, glaze calculation and formulation, study of ceramic minerals, kiln design, construction and operation.
Prereq: 110-352.

110-474/674 METAL AND JEWELRY IV 3 cr
An advanced course emphasizing design and creation of objects, both wearable and sculptural. Specifically aimed at the serious metals student.
Prereq: 110-373.

110-475/675 METAL AND JEWELRY V: RESEARCH 3 cr
A highly specialized course offering directed research in a specific creative problem related to metals and jewelry.
Prereq: 110-474.

110-482 ILLUSTRATION II 3 cr
Advanced course concentrating on the development of illustration skills and techniques. Emphasis placed on the development of a personal approach to conceptual and visual problem solving related to editorial, advertising and specialized fields of illustration.
Prereq: 110-384, 110-203.

110-484/684 GRAPHICS DESIGN IV: COMPUTER PROCESSES 3 cr
Emphasis is on conceptual and visual graphic design problem solving. The student studies contemporary design issues and develops strategies for design solutions. Visual image development, information design and corporate identity program design, publication planning and design development, and pre-press applications of computer technologies are many of the areas of concentration.
Prereq: 110-383 and 110-384 and 110-311.

110-485/685 GRAPHICS DESIGN V: ADVANCED COMPUTING SOLUTIONS 3 cr
With guidance from the instructor, the student defines objectives, researches and realizes solutions for a series of designs in an area of special interest. A knowledge of advanced computing hardware and software processes is applied to realize final solutions.
Prereq: 110-484/684.

110-490/690 ART WORKSHOP 1-3 cr
Repeatable. Prereq: Permission of the Workshop Director.

110-491 TRAVEL STUDY Repeatable 1-3 cr

110-492 FIELD INTERNSHIP IN ART 1-3 cr
Internship involving professional experience under the supervision of selected business and/or institutional personnel within student's area of emphasis. Departmental approval required for application.
May be retaken to maximum of 6 credits in degree and major. Prereq: 9 credits and 3.00 GPA in area of emphasis and consent and placement by the Department and 2nd semester Junior Standing.

110-496/696 SPECIAL STUDIES 3-4 cr
Repeatable. Prereq: Consent of instructor.

110-498 INDEPENDENT STUDIES 1-6 cr
Repeatable for a maximum of six credits in major/degree. Prereq: Cons instr.

ART HISTORY (115)

115-111 ART APPRECIATION GA 2 cr
This course is designed to relate art to the culture in which it was created, thereby giving the student the understanding necessary to see art as both a part of life and an expression of that life. Sections offering special emphasis will be identified in current timetables. For non-art majors only.

115-201 SURVEY OF WESTERN ART - ANCIENT TO MEDIEVAL GA 3 cr
An investigation of major works of art in painting, sculpture, architecture, and minor related arts from prehistoric times to the late middle ages. Emphasis on the relationship between art and culture. Students develop skills in artistic analysis. Slide illustrated.

115-202 SURVEY OF WESTERN ART - RENAISSANCE TO THE PRESENT GA 3 cr
An investigation of major works in painting, sculpture, architecture, and related arts from the late Italian Renaissance to the present. Students develop skills in artistic analysis. Slide illustrated.

115-305/505 HISTORY OF WOMEN IN ART GA 3 cr
A study of the contribution of women artists to the fields of architecture, painting, sculpture, printmaking and fibre from the middle ages to the present. Offered summer school even numbered years, spring semester odd numbered years.
Prereq: 900-110.

115-308/508 SURVEY OF AFRICAN ART GA/DIVERSITY 3 cr
This course is designed to survey the culturally diverse, yet in some ways homogeneous societies of Africa. It covers the artistic expression of one of the world's major art producing areas. Emphasis is placed on the art traditions of East, West and Central Africa. Offered fall semester in even numbered years.
Prereq: 900-110.

115-311/511 HISTORY OF GREEK AND ROMAN ART GA 3 cr
This course is designed to cover Greek and Roman art and architecture from pre-classical times to the late Roman Empire. Students are introduced to classical archaeology, technology, style, and iconography. Vase painting, architecture, and sculpture are emphasized in the context of the development of the classical tradition. Usually offered spring semester odd numbered years.
Prereq: 900-110.

115-312/512 HISTORY OF MEDIEVAL ART GA 3 cr
Romanesque and Gothic Art from the late 11th to the 15th centuries, with pre-Romanesque study of Roman architecture, sculpture, and minor arts. Relationships between artistic context, expression, and techniques are explored in medieval cultural history. Emphasis on the Gothic Cathedral and the synthesis of technology, art, and social ideology in medieval France and England. Usually offered spring semester even numbered years.
Prereq: 900-110.

115-313/513 HISTORY OF ITALIAN RENAISSANCE ART GA 3 cr
A course designed to trace the development of architecture, painting and sculpture from the early fifteenth century through the sixteenth century in Italy. Emphasis is on the revival of interest in classical traditions and the combination of classic ideals and forms with contemporary artistic themes. Usually offered spring semester even numbered years.
Prereq: 900-110.

115-314/514 HISTORY OF NORTHERN RENAISSANCE ART GA 3 cr
This course is designed to study in depth the unique development of Renaissance art outside Italy, specifically in the Lowlands, France, Germany and Spain during the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. Usually offered fall semester odd numbered years.
Prereq: 900-110.

115-315/515 HISTORY OF BAROQUE ART GA 3 cr
An art lecture course covering the leading work in painting, sculpture and architecture in Italy, France, Spain, Germany and The Netherlands from the Mannerist period to 1800. Slide illustrated. Usually offered spring semester odd numbered years.
Prereq: 900-110.

115-316/516 HISTORY OF NINETEENTH CENTURY ART GA 3 cr
A slide illustrated lecture course examining major social, scientific and technical factors affecting stylistic progressions in painting, photography, architecture and sculpture during the nineteenth century. European art movements will be the principal concern of the course. Usually offered fall semester.
Prereq: 900-110.

115-317/517 HISTORY OF MODERN ARCHITECTURE GA 3 cr
The major emphasis of this course is the development of the experimental nature of contemporary architectural forms. The student will study this trend from the early engineering solutions of mid-nineteenth century to the complex social and technological solutions of today. Offered irregularly.
Prereq: 900-110.

115-318/518 HISTORY OF 20TH CENTURY ART TO 1945 GA 3 cr
An investigation of the complex visual imagery generated by the social milieu from 1900 to 1945. Emphasis will be on origins, stylistic progressions, and experimental approaches with implications for today's movements. Offered fall semester only.
Prereq; 900-110.

115-319/519 CONCEPTS IN ART SINCE 1945 GA 3 cr
A course designed to study the complex developments in art since 1945. Emphasis will be placed on experimental concepts, their evolution and their manifestations in today's society. Offered spring semester only.
Prereq: 900-110.

115-420 ART THEORY 3 cr
An advanced course dealing with the theoretical concerns of the visual arts. The course treats art in its relation to current philosophical thought, and also discusses aesthetics and the nature of art. For Art Department majors and minors. Offered spring semester only.
Prereq: 115-318 and sr st.

115-421 ART HISTORY: RESEARCH 2-3 cr

A highly specialized course offering directed research in a specific area of art history. The course content is to be determined by the student and the instructor.
Prereq: 9 credits in art history and consent of instructor.

115-496/696 SPECIAL STUDIES IN ART HISTORY 1-3 cr
Repeatable. Prereq: To be announced at the time the course is offered.

115-498 INDEPENDENT STUDY 1-6 cr
Repeatable for a maximum of 6 credits in major/degree. Prereq: Consent of instructor.