Art Courses

ART 101 - Drawing I (3 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Fundamental concepts and techniques in drawing, using a variety of media and tools. Develop skills based on drawing from observation and invention.

ART 102 - Drawing II (3 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Second part of a year-long course on developing fundamental concepts and techniques in drawing using a variety of media and tools. Developing objective and subjective use of imagery. Introduction to the human figure. Prerequisites: ART 101 or consent of Art Department chair.

ART 105 - Two-Dimensional Design (3 hours)
Gen. Ed.
A studio course exploring the fundamentals of the formal systems and basic elements of visual organization through two-dimensional design principles and theories using a variety of media.

ART 106 - Three-Dimensional Design (3 hours)
Gen. Ed.
A studio course exploring the fundamentals of the formal systems and basic elements of visual organization through three-dimensional design principles and theories using a variety of media. Prerequisite: ART 105 or consent of Art Department chair.

ART 107 - Introduction to 2-Dimensional Creative Processes (3 hours)
Gen. Ed. FA
For non-majors. Two dimensional visual arts: drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, and graphic design. How and why these forms are created and understood.

ART 108 - Introduction to 3-Dimensional Creative Processes (3 hours)
Gen. Ed. FA
For non-majors. Three dimensional visual arts: sculpture, ceramics, design, and drawing. How and why these forms are created and understood.

ART 131 - Art Appreciation (3 hours)
Gen. Ed. FA
Visual art: its significance today and in history. Designed to enhance the student's understanding and enjoyment of painting, sculpture, and architecture. Prerequisite: non-art major.

ART 140 - Survey of Art History I (3 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Western and non-Western art from 4000 B.C. to 1400 A.D.: Ancient, Classic, and Medieval.

ART 142 - Survey of Art History II (3 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Western art from 1400 A.D. to present: Renaissance, Baroque and Rococo, 19th and 20th century art.

ART 200 - Fundamentals of Color (3 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Perception, relationships, and action of color. Studio experience leads from a visual realization of color relationships to an awareness of the interdependence of color with form and placement. Prerequisites: ART 101, 102, 105, 106, 140, 142, or consent of Art Department chair.

ART 201 - Introductions to Ceramics (3 hours)
Gen. Ed.
An introduction to the fabrication of ceramic objects and the mechanical functions of the ceramic studio including clay mixing, hand building, throwing, glazing and kiln firing with a focus on stoneware. Prerequisites: Art 101, 102, 105, 106, 140, 142 or consent of Art Department chair.

ART 202 - High & Low Fire Ceramics (3 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Technical and design concepts for the forming, glazing, and firing of ceramics with a focus on the aesthetic development of high and low fire ceramics. Prerequisites: ART 201 or consent of Art Department chair.

ART 203 - Drawing Studio I (3 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Visual perception and analysis through drawing in development of direct observation with various subject areas of interest, i.e., still-life, landscape, human figure, non-objective, and abstraction. Traditional drawing media, methods of instrumentation, exploration of composition, and conceptual strategies are included. Prerequisites: Art 101, 102, 105, 106, 140, 142, or consent of Art Department chair.

ART 204 - Drawing Studio II (3 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Visual perception and analysis through drawing in variety of techniques involving line, area, and ground. Figure, still-life, and landscape drawing from direct observation and from imagination. Art 101, 102, 105, 106, 140, 142, 203, or consent of Art Department chair.

ART 205 - Typographic Design (3 hours)
Gen. Ed.
The study of typographic communication and the principles of design composition through hand-rendered and digital forms. Prerequisites: Art 101, 102, 105, 106, 140, 142. or consent of Art Department chair.

ART 206 - Graphic Design Methods and Processes (3 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Exploration of the creative thought process, problem-solving, alternative solutions in visual communications including methodologies of design presentation. Prerequisites: ART 205 or consent of Art Department chair.

ART 209 - Beginning Painting I (3 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Basic painting techniques with traditional and non-traditional media, i.e., oil, acrylic, collage, and mixed media with emphasis on studio problems in composition, representation, design, color and concept. Prerequisites: Art 101, 102, 105, 106, 140, 142 or consent of Art Department chair.

ART 210 - Beginning Painting II (3 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Development of techniques in traditional and non-traditional painting media. Exploration and experimentation using painting problems in still life, the human figure, abstraction, landscape, and non-objective composition. Emphasis on critical analysis and aesthetic awareness. Prerequisites: ART 209 or consent of Art Department chair.

ART 211 - Relief Printmaking (3 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Relief printing from wood and linoleum blocks. Basic cutting and printing techniques, including black and white, color reduction and multi-block color editioning. Students provide paper, wood, linoleum, brayers, and cutting tools. Prerequisites: Art 101, 102, 105, 106, 140, 142, or consent of Art Department chair.

ART 212 - Intaglio Printmaking (3 hours)
Etching and engraving on zinc and copper plates for printings in the intaglio method. Introduction to methods including drypoint, line etch, aquatint, and soft ground techniques. Black and white printing with a multi-plate, color edition as final project. Students provide paper, metal plates, burnishers, scrapers, burins, and drawing needles. Prerequisites: ART 211 or consent of Art Department chair.

ART 213 - Beginning Sculpture I (3 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Introduction to sculpture including 3-d design principles, aesthetics, and basic techniques of additive and reductive manipulation of materials. Processes include carving and welding, cutting and joining and various materials-steel, stone, and/or wood Prerequisites: Art 101, 102, 105, 106, 140, 142, or consent of Art Department chair.

ART 214 - Beginning Sculpture II (3 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Introduction to sculpture including 3-d design principles, aesthetics, and basic techniques of casting including pattern making, modeling in wax, clay, and transfer of the image to bronze and aluminum. Processes will involve cope and drag casting, transfer mold making and investment mold making, pouring molten non-ferrous metals, and finishing cast metal works through chasing and other surface cleanup, patination and sealing. Prerequisites: ART 213 or consent of Art Department chair.

ART 218 - Software Applications for Graphic Design (1 hour)
Gen. Ed.
Introduction to the function and aesthetics of computer software applications for graphic designers, including QuarkXpress, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, and other appropriate software. Course includes basic functions of scanning, printing, and file management. Exercises cover the features of the software that will prepare design students to function creatively in the graphic design sequence of courses. Instructor may place emphasis on a specific software package based on previous experience of students.

ART 220 - Professional Lecture Series/Studio Visits I (0 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Visiting lectures with studio discussions, seminars, and demonstrations from professionals with national and international reputations in the fine and applied arts, art history, criticism, and philosophy. May be repeated to a maximum of 1 semester hour. Prerequisites: Art 101, 102, 105, 106, 140, 142, or consent of Art Department chair.

ART 221 - Professional Lecture Series/Studio Visits II (0 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Visiting lectures with studio discussions, seminars, and demonstrations from professionals with national and international reputations in the fine and applied arts, art history, criticism, and philosophy. May be repeated to a maximum of 1 semester hour. Prerequisites: Art 101, 102, 105, 106, 140, 142, or consent of Art Department chair.

ART 225 - Basic Black and White Photography (3 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Camera types, controls, and exposures; selection of sensitized materials; camera handling. Darkroom techniques: processing, proofing, adjusting, printing, presentation of work. Students supply film, paper, and a manually adjustable single lens reflex (SLR) camera. Prerequisites: ART 101, 102, 105, 106, 140, 142; or IM 113 for multimedia majors only; or consent of Art Department chair.

ART 227 - Basic Graphic Design (3 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Survey of essential studio methods and techniques in graphic design to give non-art majors the ability to appreciate and communicate through basic graphic design. For non-art majors only.

ART 228 - Basic Digital Photographic Imaging (3 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Introduction to basic digital image creation. Familiarization with processing, enhancement, manipulation, compositing, and asset management. Aesthetic, ethical, and technical implications of digital photographic imaging. Emphasis on creative image-making. Items required: DSLR camera, laptop computer, storage media for camera and computer. Prerequisites: IM 113 and ART 225 or consent of instructor and Art Department chair.

ART 230 - Life Drawing (3 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Drawing the figure from observation; learning anatomy to describe the dynamic qualities of the human form employing basic drawing elements, methods, and materials. Prerequisites: ART 101, 102, 105, 106, 140, 142, or consent of Art Department chair.

ART 240 - Design History Survey (3 hours)
Gen. Ed.
History of typography, graphic communication, and design. Cause and effect analysis involving cultural forces and design as well as the exploration of major historical movements leading to the emergence of contemporary design.

ART 243 - Non-Western Art (3 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Principal art forms of the non-Western world: India, China, Japan, Indochina, and Indonesia. Prerequisites: ART 140, 142, or consent of Art Department chair.

ART 245 - American Art (3 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Survey of art in U.S. from Colonial period to present. Prerequisites: ART 140, 142, or consent of Art Department chair.

ART 300 - Advanced Studio Topics (1-3 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Topics of special interest which may vary each time course is offered. Topic stated in current Schedule of Classes. May be repeated under different topics for a maximum of six hours credit. Prerequisites: junior standing and consent of instructor. See current Schedule of Classes.

ART 301 - Ceramics Production (3-6 hours)
Gen. Ed.
The production and design of functional ceramics. Repeatable up to 6 semester hours. Prerequisites: ART 202, 230 or consent of Art Department chair.

ART 302 - Advanced Ceramics (3-6 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Kiln design, glaze formulation, and individual aesthetic development of techniques and concepts. May be repeated up to 6 hours. Prerequisites: ART 301 or consent of Art Department chair.

ART 303 - Intermediate Drawing I (3-6 hours)
Gen. Ed.
In-depth exploration of drawing processes, concepts, media and supports with projects designed to increase visual awareness and personal experience with subject matter and drawing content. Repeatable up to 6 semester hours. Prerequisites: ART 204, 230, or consent of Art Department chair.

ART 304 - Intermediate Drawing II (3-6 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Study of drawing processes, building and refining individual concepts with emphasis on contemporary approaches to pictorial design and composition. Repeatable up to 6 semester hours. Prerequisites: ART 303 or consent of Art Department chair.

ART 305 - Editorial Design (3 hours)
Gen. Ed.
The creation, layout, and design of multi-page documents for magazines, newspapers, brochures, and catalogs with special emphasis on the integration of words and images. Prerequisites: ART 206, 230, IM 113, or consent of Art Department chair.

ART 306 - Corporate Standards and Branding (3 hours)
Gen. Ed.
The design and implementation of visual identity systems and branding for products, corporations, and organizations, including the design of packaging, point of purchase, and promotional materials. Prerequisites: ART 305 or consent of Art Department chair.

ART 309 - Intermediate Painting I (3-6 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Exploration of subject matter useful toward personal development and artistic growth. Emphasis on the study of painting media, critical analysis, aesthetic awareness, and creative expression. Repeatable up to 6 semester hours. Prerequisites: ART 210, 230, IM 113, or consent of Art Department chair.

ART 310 - Intermediate Painting II (3-6 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Independent work in painting emphasizing aesthetic research and concentrated studio production. Emphasis on the study of painting media, creative expression, critical analysis, and aesthetic awareness. Repeatable up to 6 semester hours. Prerequisites: ART 309 or consent of Art Department chair.

ART 311 - Basic Lithography (3-6 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Lithographic printmaking from limestone and ball-grained aluminum matrices. Basic drawing and printing techniques for color and black and white editions. Students provide paper, metal plates, lithographic crayons. Repeatable up to 6 semester hours. Prerequisites: ART 220, 230, ART 211 or 212, or consent of Art Department chair.

ART 312 - Intermediate Printmaking (3-6 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Exploration of technical and creative concepts in preparation for advanced printmaking coursework; emphasis on content-oriented imagery and discussion. Introduction to collagraphy, monotypes, photographic and digital techniques, and registration for printing with multiple techniques. Repeatable up to 6 semester hours. Prerequisites: ART 230. At least two courses from ART 211, 212, and 311, or consent of Art Department chair.

ART 313 - Intermediate Sculpture I (3-6 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Intermediate sculpture with emphasis on refinement of the processes of casting, mold making, welding, cutting, joining, and the creation of sculpture in a variety of materials. Design principles, aesthetic considerations, and techniques of working are reviewed with application of principles and materials most appropriate for the development of individual student work. Repeatable up to 6 semester hours. Prerequisites: ART 214, 230, or consent of Art Department chair.

ART 314 - Intermediate Sculpture II (3-6 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Intermediate sculpture with emphasis on the refinement of sculptural concepts and the processes of casting, mold making, welding, cutting, joining, and the creation of sculpture in a variety of materials with continuing emphasis on the development of individual student work. Repeatable up to 6 semester hours. Prerequisites: ART 313 or consent of Art Department chair.

ART 315 - Rapid Prototyping (3 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Explorations into 3-D modeling using software, scanning, and rapid prototyping. May be repeated up to a total of 6 hrs.

ART 316 - Independent Study in Studio Arts (1-3 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Independent study in studio arts. Repeatable for a total of 6 hours credit. Prerequisites: junior standing; consent of instructor, and Art Department chair.

ART 320 - The Artists' Book & Bookmaking (3 hours)
Gen. Ed.
An introduction to the altered book, book as structure and book as image. Includes bookbinding basics, pamphlet stitch, basic codex, stitches, stab bindings, fold books, combination books and unusual bindings. Emphasis will be placed on craft and conceptual considerations that form the foundation of the book as personal, expressive, unconventional, surprising, beautiful, and thought provoking. Prerequisites: Art 101, 102, 105, 106, 140, 142, 230, IM 113, or consent of Art Department chair.

ART 322 - Papermaking Studio (3 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Production of hand-made papers. Includes instruction in beating and mixing pulp, use of mold and deckle for forming sheets, pressing and drying, and watermarks. Oriental and Western techniques for forming sheets from various fibers; also contemporary sculptural methods. Prerequisites: Art 101, 102, 105, 106, 140, 142, 230, or consent of Art Department chair.

ART 325 - Zone System for 35mm Camera (3-6 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Zone system for roll film, emphasizing 35 mm formats. Extensive exploration of this exposure system, from pre-visualization through total system of fine printing techniques including archival processes. Specific exercises expand visual perception and concept ranges. Repeatable up to six semester hours. Prerequisites: ART 225, 230, IM 113; or consent of Art Department chair.

ART 326 - Manipulated Image (3-6 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Manipulative photographic printing. Imagery developed by varying cameras, films, papers, and chemicals. Introduction to toners, hand-coloring, camera construction and modification. Repeatable up to six semester hours. Prerequisites: ART 225, 230, IM 113; or consent of Art Department chair.

ART 327 - Studio Lighting and Illustration Photography (3 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Aesthetics and techniques of studio lighting as used by photographers in illustration, advertising, and fine art photography. Use of special equipment; fashion, and still-life image-making. Prerequisite: ART 225 or consent of instructor.

ART 330 - Ancient Greek and Roman Art (3 hours)
Gen. Ed.
A study of ancient art in the Aegean and Mediterranean regions with emphasis on the cultures of ancient Greece and Rome. Prerequisites: ART 140, 142, or consent of Art Department chair.

ART 335 - Medieval Art (3 hours)
Gen. Ed.
A study of Early Christian, Byzantine, Romanesque and Gothic Art. Prerequisites: ART 140, 142, or consent of Art Department chair.

ART 340 - Renaissance Art (3 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Art of Europe from ca. 1400 to 1600: Early, High, and Late Renaissance periods; Mannerism. Prerequisites: ART 140, 142, or consent of Art Department chair.

ART 350 - 17th and 18th Century Art (3 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Art of Europe, ca. 1600 to 1800, including a study of Baroque, Rococo, and Neo-Classical art. Prerequisites: ART 140, 142, or consent of Art Department chair.

ART 360 - 19th Century Art (3 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Art of the 19th century in Europe, America, and elsewhere; Neo-Classicism through Post-Impressionism. Prerequisites: ART 140, 142 or consent of Art Department chair.

ART 365 - Designing for the World Wide Web (3 hours)
Gen. Ed.
A studio course exploring typography and visual layout principles of interactive website design. Survey of theory, history, and methods of web design solutions. Discussion of transitional strategies in response to developing technologies. Cross-listed as IM 365. Prerequisites: ART 105, IM 113, ART 205, 206, or consent of Art Department chair.

ART 375 - 20th Century Art (3 hours)
Gen. Ed.
A study of the major movements in 20th-century art. Prerequisites: ART 140, 142, junior or senior, or consent of Art Department chair.

ART 380 - Topics: Specified (3 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Topics of special interest which may vary each time course is offered. Topic stated in current Schedule of Classes. Prerequisites: ART 140, 142, junior standing, or consent of Art Department chair. May be repeated under different topics to a maximum of 12 hours. Emphasis on individual research.

ART 390 - History of Photography (3 hours)
Gen. Ed.
An overview of the history of photography from its invention in 1839 through the modern period of the 20th century. This course will explore the evolution of photography as an art form. Prerequisites: ART 140, 142, or consent of Art Department chair.

ART 401 - Ceramic Portfolio Design Studio (3-6 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Portfolio development, studio design and equipment as they relate to the individual artist. Repeatable up to 6 semester hours. Prerequisites: ART 302, or consent of Art Department chair.

ART 402 - Ceramic Sculpture (3-6 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Design concepts and production techniques as they apply to ceramics sculpture. Repeatable up to 6 semester hours. Prerequisites: ART 302, or consent of Art Department chair.

ART 403 - Advanced Drawing I (3-6 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Advanced projects in drawing with emphasis on refinement of concepts and materials leading to an independent body of work. Repeatable up to 6 semester hours. Prerequisites: ART 304 or consent of Art Department chair.

ART 404 - Advanced Drawing II (3-6 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Emphasis on individual growth and development of a body of work reflecting clear understanding of drawing concepts, and mastery of skills and materials. Repeatable up to 6 semester hours. Prerequisites: ART 304 or consent of Art Department chair.

ART 405 - Graphic Information Systems (3 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Exploration of standard and experimental methods for conveying information for business, government, and entertainment including quantitative, qualitative, spatial analysis and application. Prerequisites: ART 306 or consent of Art Department chair.

ART 406 - Graphic Design Portfolio (3 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Introduces portfolio as a comprehensive presentation vehicle including the review and editing of previous design work and creative design of packaging and organizational systems in bound and plate formats. Provides a comprehensive means of assessing a student's readiness to proceed into professional practice. The evaluation process is conducted by a specially selected professional review panel which may require the redesign and resubmission of the portfolio. Prerequisites: ART 306 or consent of Art Department chair.

ART 409 - Advanced Painting I (3-6 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Thematic development of a body of work in painting with special emphasis on the refinement and exploration of personal concept and content. Repeatable up to 6 semester hours. Prerequisites: ART 310 or consent of Art Department chair.

ART 410 - Advanced Painting II (3-6 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Special projects in painting which may include competitions, exhibitions, installations, commissions, and portfolio development. Repeatable up to 6 semester hours. Prerequisites: ART 310 or consent of Art Department chair.

ART 411 - Advanced Printmaking Studio (3-6 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Advanced printmaking concepts and techniques in preparation for exhibitions, application to graduate programs, and other professional pursuits. Emphasis on ideas and finishing skills required for the production of a professional portfolio. Repeatable up to 6 semester hours. Prerequisites: ART 311, 312 or consent of Art Department chair.

ART 412 - Advanced Printmaking Studio (3-6 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Advanced printmaking concepts and techniques in preparation for exhibitions, application to graduate programs, and other professional pursuits. Emphasis on ideas and finishing skills required for the production of a professional portfolio. Repeatable up to 6 semester hours. Prerequisites: ART 311, 312 or consent of Art Department chair.

ART 413 - Advanced Sculpture I (3-6 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Thematic development of a body of work in sculpture with special emphasis on topics of portfolio and the refinement and exploration of materials and methods. Repeatable up to 6 semester hours. Prerequisites: ART 314 or consent of Art Department chair.

ART 414 - Advanced Sculpture II (3-6 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Special projects in sculpture which may include works for competitions, specific sites, scale, materials and/or portfolio development. Repeatable up to 6 semester hours. Prerequisites: ART 314 or consent of Art Department chair.

ART 416 - Independent Study in Studio Arts (1-6 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Independent study in studio arts. May be repeated in more than one area of art, for a total of 6 hours of credit. Prerequisites: declared art major; senior standing; consent of Art Department chair.

ART 417 - Independent Study in Art History (3 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Program of directed readings: analysis, synthesis, and interpretation of materials. Research paper required. May be repeated in more than one area of art history, for a total of 6 credit hours. Prerequisites: art history major; senior standing; consent of instructor, and Art Department chair.

ART 420 - BFA Seminar I (2 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Professional orientation and career preparation through concentrated studio production, exhibition management, creative media research, critique analysis, on-site visitation of artists' studios, formulation of artist thesis statement and resume. Prerequisites: BFA candidacy; senior standing.

ART 421 - BFA Seminar II (1 hour)
Gen. Ed.
Continuation of ART 420; resume and portfolio preparation, exhibition design management, culminating B.F.A. exhibition. Prerequisite: ART 420.

ART 426 - Photographic Portfolio (3-6 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Preparation of photographic portfolio for the fine arts or for publication photography. Research into successful photographers' works; selection; development of personal aesthetic. Archival and professional presentation of the prints or other media. Prerequisites: ART 325 or 326; or consent of instructor and advisor.

ART 427 - Advanced Photographic Digital Imaging (3-6 hours)
Gen. Ed.
A studio course focusing on the cutting edge of fine art digital photography, from shooting to image editing and printing. Color calibration, advanced digital imaging techniques, output options, substrate choices, and design concepts are discussed in depth. Using the students' own images to create individual portfolios, students learn how to produce high-quality digital input and output. Required items: DSLR camera, pro laptop computer, and storage media for camera and computer. Repeatable up to six semester hours. Prerequisites: IM 113, ART 225, and ART 228 or consent of instructor and Art Department chair.

ART 465 - Advanced Web Design (3 hours)
Gen. Ed.
A studio course exploring advanced and experimental web design strategies, with an emphasis on extended or applied projects. Discussion focuses on the future of the web media and improved human-computer interaction. Topics include: motion graphics, user response, audio, video, and virtual-reality technologies. Cross-listed as MM 465. Prerequisites: IM 215; ART 365/IM 365 or consent of Art Department chair.

ART 480 - Seminar in Art History (3 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Advanced study of a particular artist, period, movement or methodology. Topics stated in current Schedule of Classes. May be repeated under different topics up to 12 semester hours. Prerequisites: ART 140, 142; Art History major or minor, or consent of instructor, and junior or senior standing.

ART 494 - Visual Art Expedition (1-3 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Students travel to observe or engage in artistic production making use of the resources of the particular location. Advanced study and/or experiences in art and design. May be repeated up to 9 hrs. Topics, destinations, and prerequisites stated in current Schedule of Classes.

ART 496 - BFA Design Senior Project (3-6 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Senior BFA students in graphic design, working closely with an instructor, select and execute a visual communication project; researching and defining the scope, documenting the process of problem-solving, and placing the project in an appropriate historical and theoretical context. Prerequisites: ART 305, ART 306, declared graphic design concentration, BFA candidacy, senior standing, and consent of instructor.

ART 500 - Advanced Studio (3-6 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Advanced work in printmaking, drawing, photography, ceramics, sculpture, intermedia, or painting. Prerequisites: graduate standing or completion of corresponding senior-level course.

ART 600 - Photography Studio (3-30 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Development of advanced technical, aesthetic, and conceptual concerns through experimentation within the photographic media relating to appropriate historical and contemporary references. 3-6 hours per semester. Prerequisite: graduate standing.

ART 610 - Drawing (3-6 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Analytical and conceptual evaluation of individual style and content emphasizing technical, creative, and digital competencies on a professional level. 3-6 hours per semester. Repeatable to a maximum of 30 hours.

ART 620 - Printmaking Studio (3-30 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Technical and conceptual development with intaglio, relief, and planographic printing. Etching, engraving, wood, paper, and plastic relief printing, serigraphy and lithography. 3-6 hours per semester.

ART 630 - Ceramics Studio (3-30 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Techniques and materials used in stoneware, earthenware, and porcelain. Emphasis on creative development and technical competence. 3-6 hours per semester.

ART 640 - Sculpture Studio (3-30 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Technical and conceptual information about wood and stone carving and construction, welding and metals fabrication, non-ferrous foundry practice, and plastics lamination, emphasizing individual development. 3-6 hours per semester.

ART 660 - Interdisciplinary Art Studio (3-6 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Advanced work in more than one area of concentration. May include two- or three-dimensional media; may incorporate installation work, performance, construction, and creative expression with interrelated forms of fine arts and design. 3-6 hours per semester. Repeatable to a maximum of 30 hours.

ART 670 - Painting Studio (3-30 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Advanced painting in the medium and direction of the student’s choice. Emphasis on creative development and technical competence. 3-6 hours per semester.

ART 680 - Special Problems (3-18 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Problems in area of student’s special interest, as advised by instructor. 3 hours per semester.

ART 690 - Seminar (3-18 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Research and presentation of art topics ranging from history to contemporary concerns of the artist, to interdisciplinary courses or courses consisting of an organized sequence of guest speakers. May be repeated under various topics for a maximum of 18 hours or 3 hours per semester.

ART 694 - Visual Communications and Design Studio (3-6 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Working within hypothetical environments and data, focuses on design development, problem-solving skills, visualization, and invention. Concept exploration emphasized while developing a personal creative vision and understanding of current graphic design practices and technology. Repeatable up to a maximum of 30 hours.

ART 695 - Theory and Criticism (3-6 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Research, discussion, and presentations on topics in fine arts and design, including contemporary trends, philosophies, literature, and history.

ART 696 - Advanced Digital Design (3 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Advanced work in applied software for web design, animation, rapid prototyping, interactive design, and experience design. Repeatable up to a total of 6 semester hours.

ART 697 - Design Management (3 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Development phases of real-world project execution, including research, problem definition, planning, cost and budget analysis, organization, and presentation of information for business, public institutions, government, and the entertainment industry.

ART 698 - Design Research & Collaboration (3 hours)
Gen. Ed.
A design problem that responds to social, economic, and environmental concerns created in consultation and collaboration with a corporation, institution, or government agency under the supervision of the faculty. Repeatable up to a maximum of 6 semester hours.

ART 699 - Thesis Exhibition (3-6 hours)
Gen. Ed.
At the beginning of the third semester, graduate students submit a proposal that defines their evolving thesis work. During the last semester of their final year, all graduate students present thesis exhibitions for review by the graduate faculty and other invited participants. A written thesis may supplement the exhibition at the discretion and interest of the student. Repeatable to a maximum of 6 hours.