ART 100 — INTRODUCTION TO ART

3 credits.

Explores elements of visual language through lecture and art studio work, focusing on the development and application of both critical thinking and hands-on creative skills. Not open to Art or Art Ed majors.

ART 102 — TWO-DIMENSIONAL DESIGN

3 credits.

Two-dimensional composition and introduction to color theory through lectures, audiovisual materials, and studio assignments.

ART 104 — THREE-DIMENSIONAL DESIGN

3 credits.

Applying design principles to 3-D investigations. Lectures, studio exercises, discussions.

ART 107 — INTRODUCTION TO DIGITAL FORMS

3 credits.

An introduction to a range of digital media techniques for artists and designers, including digital imaging, vector graphics, web design and 3D digital modeling. Emphasis on creative development along with technical skill building.

ART 108 — FOUNDATIONS OF CONTEMPORARY ART

3 credits.

Artists' formal, technical and expressive concerns; the principal ideas of movements which have significantly influenced the major tendencies in contemporary art.

ART 112 — DRAWING I

3 credits.

To develop perceptions, use of perspective, line, light and dark, development of space, and expressive qualities in drawing.

ART 176 — DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY FOR NON-ART MAJORS

4 credits.

Introduction to tools, techniques and concepts of digital photography, with an emphasis on the workflow beginning with composition and image capture, to digital manipulation and enhancement, to the end goal of print or online publication. Students will develop a robust fundamental skill set in digital photography through lectures, readings, discussions, practical instruction, instructor review and group critiques.

ART 208 — CURRENT DIRECTIONS IN ART

3 credits.

Examination of current artists' motivations, intentions, and processes and their relationship to general developments in contemporary art.

ART 212 — DRAWING METHODS & CONCEPTS

3 credits.

Explore the drawing process through projects that address one or more formal, technical, and/or conceptual issues. The concept of drawing as a vehicle for conveying ideas will be addressed through the study of composition, illusional space, perspective and proportion, and the analysis of form.

ART 214 — SCULPTURE I

4 credits.

Introduction to techniques and basic sculpture concepts to provide a survey of sculpture studio practices.

ART 222 — INTRODUCTION TO PAINTING

3-4 credits.

Introduction to various technical processes and aspects of painting. Studio practice, lectures, discussions, and critiques.

ART 224 — CERAMICS I

4 credits.

Properties of clay and fundamentals of forming; hand-building, throwing, slip-casting, press molding; with emphasis on individual form concepts. Glazing, decorating, firing techniques including reduction, oxidation and primitive methods.

ART/​DS 226  226 — TEXTILE DESIGN: OFF-LOOM CONSTRUCTION

3 credits.

Studio design problems in two and three dimensional off-loom constructions; off-loom weaving, looping, and knotting; historical reference and contemporary application.

ART/​DS 229  229 — TEXTILE DESIGN: WEAVING I

3 credits.

Development of individual design solutions within basic weave structures. Historical and technical influence on contemporary woven design.

ART 232 — LIFE DRAWING I

4 credits.

Anatomical structure and intrinsic forms involved in drawing from different models. Development of technical control in a range of media.

ART 236 — BASCOM COURSE

3 credits.

A low-enrollment course developing skills in critical reading, logical thinking, use of evidence, and use of library resources. Emphasis on writing in the conventions of specific fields. Open to Freshmen.

ART 242 — WATERCOLOR I

3-4 credits.

Painting with watercolor and mixed media on paper. Experimental and traditional uses of the media will be explored, emphasizing drawing, composition, and imagination. Field trips.

ART 244 — ART METAL I

3-4 credits.

Basic jewelry techniques; metal fabrication dealing with piercing, soldering, forming.

ART 256 — INTRODUCTION TO TYPOGRAPHY

4 credits.

Typography is a gateway into visual communication. It's a visual realization of the most basic element of communication -- the word. In this course, students will gain an understanding of the basic of principles of typography: the selection and arrangement of type for effective legibility, and develop effective arrangements of text, information, and visuals with typographic elements.

ART 302 — COLOR

4 credits.

Color phenomena and visual perception as applied in art problems. Lectures, readings in theory, philosophy, and history of design.

ART 306 — RELIEF PRINTMAKING

3-4 credits.

Woodcut, collage print, linoleum cut, and wood engraving; color printing. Studio practice, lectures, discussion, critiques.

ART 309 — DIGITAL ART AND CODE

4 credits.

An introduction to the principles of computer coding in a visual context. Course emphasizes the production of graphical and interactive output delivered on a screen.

ART 312 — INTERMEDIATE DRAWING I

3-4 credits.

The exploration of conceptual drawing in various media. Emphasis on conceptual/formal solutions.

ART 314 — SCULPTURE II

4 credits.

Continuation of ART 214.

ART 316 — LITHOGRAPHY

4 credits.

Direct drawing on stone with crayon and tusche, transfer techniques, color processes; studio practice, lectures, discussions, and critiques.

ART 318 — INTRODUCTION TO VIDEO, PERFORMANCE & INSTALLATION ART

4 credits.

An introduction to time-based art forms including video, installation, and visual art performance.

ART 322 — INTERMEDIATE PAINTING I

4 credits.

Development of technical processes, concepts, historical continuity. Study and application of various media of oils, acrylics, collage materials.

ART 324 — CERAMICS II

4 credits.

Continuation of 224.

ART 326 — ETCHING

4 credits.

Introduction to intaglio printmaking techniques. Studio problems in platemaking and printing.

ART 328 — THE COMPUTER IN THE VISUAL ARTS

4 credits.

Survey of the use of the computer in art: history, artists' work, techniques, and the practical generation of computer-assisted imagery. Cons inst.

ART 332 — LIFE DRAWING II

4 credits.

Continuation of ART 232.

ART 334 — WOOD WORKING

3-4 credits.

Exploration of wood as a medium for constructing creative and functional three-dimensional forms.

ART 336 — SERIGRAPHY

3-4 credits.

Materials and techniques of silk screen process; silk screen as a fine art form.

ART 338 — SERVICE LEARNING IN ART

2 credits.

Students discuss community-based practices in the field, and will work with a community partner in an art-related capacity.

ART/​DANCE  341 — SOUND DESIGN FOR THE PERFORMING AND VISUAL ARTS

3 credits.

Production of audio soundtracks to complement the work of artists. The relationship of sound and music to dance, video, film, computer art, and other interdisciplinary forms.

ART 342 — WATERCOLOR II

4 credits.

Continuation of 242.

ART 343 — METAL FABRICATION AND WELDING IN SCULPTURE

3-4 credits.

Reviews common welding and metal fabrication techniques available to artists, including various welding processes, brazing techniques, torch work, cutting devices, bending methods, and finishing techniques. Mild steel will be the primary material of exploration.

ART 344 — ART METAL II

4 credits.

Advanced jewelry techniques: exploration of centrifugal lost wax casting, forging, stone setting, and hollow construction.

ART 346 — BASIC GRAPHIC DESIGN

4 credits.

Introduces students to the basic principles of graphic design. Students will develop an initial understanding of formal, conceptual, and technical aspects of the field. Emphasis will be given to the importance of working process, presentation and craftsmanship.

ART 348 — INTRODUCTION TO DIGITAL PRINTMAKING

4 credits.

Provides students with fundamental skills in combining had printed and digital output. Hybrid print integrates laser plate, monoprint, collograph, stencil, stamping, and embossment with inkjet output. Focuses on enhancement of digital output through integration of hand printed elements. Art Grad status, or cons inst

ART 354 — GLASSWORKING

4 credits.

Glassworking toward a personal concept of material; lecture and lab.

ART 356 — INTERMEDIATE TYPOGRAPHY

4 credits.

This course will examine the design and organization of printed word and letterforms in combination with other graphic elements. Exploration of experimental typographic forms, interpretive design, and text and image relationships will be emphasized. This course can be taken concurrently with ART 346

ART/​THEATRE  366 — STAGE LIGHTING I

3-4 credits.

Application of lighting design to the stage and natural environment. Color principles, lighting instruments, and control equipment. Production participation and labs.

ART/​THEATRE  372 — SET DESIGN I

3 credits.

Principles of composition, scale, perspective, and color applied to the stage; production of ground plans, elevations, sketches, and models. Prereq>

ART 376 — PHOTOGRAPHY

3-4 credits.

Techniques, philosophies, and concepts in photography as an art form. Emphasis on personal expression and relationship to other media.

ART 393 — INTERNSHIPS IN ART

1 credit.

This online course allows students who have found outside art-related internships to earn academic credit in connection with their work experience.

ART 409 — DIGITAL FABRICATION STUDIO

4 credits.

Introduction to the practice and application of digital fabrication technologies in an artistic context with an emphasis on extending and integrating with traditional material approaches to art production. Includes theoretical readings devoted to the implications of digital and machine technologies on art practice.

ART 412 — INTERMEDIATE DRAWING II

4 credits.

Continuation of ART 312.

ART 414 — ART FOUNDRY

3 credits.

Traditional and nontraditional methods of fine art foundry.

ART 422 — INTERMEDIATE PAINTING II

4 credits.

Continuation of 322.

ART 428 — DIGITAL IMAGING STUDIO

4 credits.

Explore current and historical practices in the digital fine arts while refining conceptual and technical understanding of digital art forms as powerful tools for generating and communicating images and ideas. Students will create and manipulate both static and moving imagery, with implications for digital drawing, painting, print-making, video editing/post-production, and narrative or non-narrative 2D animation in a fine art context.

ART 429 — 3D DIGITAL STUDIO I

4 credits.

Introduction to three-dimensional modeling in the computer, in particular the use of 3D digital models for the creation of images and objects.

ART 438 — CULTURAL CONTEXT OF GRAPHIC DESIGN AND TYPOGRAPHY

4 credits.

This course will examine the major developments and changes in graphic design and typography as the fields emerged and defined themselves during the last one hundred years.

ART/​DANCE  441 — ADVANCED SOUND DESIGN

3 credits.

Advanced instruction in the production of sound tracks to complement the work of artists in dance, video, film, computer art and other interdisciplinary forms.

ART 446 — ARTISTS' BOOKS

4 credits.

The multiple and sequential visual imagery of the non-printed book, including its design and creation.

ART 448 — SPECIAL TOPICS

1-4 credits.

ART 452 — INTERMEDIATE PAINTING: NEW FIGURATION I

4 credits.

The human figure as a source for creative and independent viewpoints in painting and other media. Students work together in the painting studio from a live model and from other figural sources.

ART 454 — NEON: LIGHT AS SCULPTURE

4 credits.

Introduction to light as sculptural medium including techniques for creating art using luminous tubes.

ART 456 — ILLUSTRATION

3 credits.

Practice of illustration for commercial printing.

ART 458 — GRAPHIC DESIGN FOR BRANDING AND IDENTITY

4 credits.

This is an advanced graphic design course with an emphasis on corporate brand identity development. Topics can include mark development, product packaging, marketing and advertising collateral, web branding, and broadcast advertising development. Special attention is given the application of semiotics and other forms of basic communication theory to the design process.

ART 463 — INFORMATION GRAPHICS

4 credits.

This course examines the theory and practice of visual representation of information. Students will learn to create effective and illuminating graphical displays of data based on four basic formulations -- location, time, category, hierarchy, and index.

ART 465 — GRAPHIC DESIGN FOR PACKAGING

4 credits.

This course defines the role of packaging in product identification, presentation, and production. The unique challenges of adapting typography, illustration, design and materials to three-dimensional forms are explored. Research includes marketing objectives, structural integrity and display aesthetics.

ART 466 — PAPERMAKING: HISTORY, ELEMENTS AND TECHNIQUES

4 credits.

Investigation and explanation of papermaking by hand as it relates to printmaking, drawing, and sculpture. History of papermaking stressing the last hundred years. Techniques of the craft, traditional sheet forming and use of paper pulp as pure plastic material with same educational goals as metal, ceramics, and wood.

ART 467 — GRAPHIC DESIGN FOR POSTERS

4 credits.

This course examines the design of posters as a mode of communication. Students will learn to create effective combinations of words and images that mobilize principles of composition, perception, and rhetoric. Projects will encourage students to further explore graphic design as a means of communication, artistic expression, and information organization.

ART 469 — INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES IN THE ARTS

1-4 credits.

Guest artists will offer interdisciplinary courses on topics appropriate to their specializations.

ART 470 — SPECIAL TOPICS IN 4D ART

3-4 credits.

Topics courses exploring historical, theoretical and studio components surrounding time-based art forms including digital animation, video, installation, and visual art performance.

ART 476 — INTERMEDIATE PHOTOGRAPHY

4 credits.

Introduction to more advanced printing techniques, large format camera, critical analysis, and discussion of history of photography and current trends.

ART 506 — ADVANCED RELIEF PRINTMAKING

4 credits.

Emphasis on color problems, surface qualities; studio practice, discussion, critiques.

ART 508 — COLLOQUIUM IN ART

1 credit.

ART 511 — ART PERFORMANCE

3-4 credits.

An exploration of art genres that often incorporate a form of time-based performance, including but not limited to elements found in theater, dance, music, spoken word/poetry, etc.

ART 512 — ADVANCED DRAWING I

4 credits.

Drawing course taught in a structured format where students work on various problems/issues in drawing.

ART 514 — ADVANCED SCULPTURE WORKSHOP 1

4 credits.

Instruction in the use of various materials as required by the individual in terms of the formal and conceptual basis of the work. Emphasis on independent research and development of studio projects.

ART 516 — ADVANCED LITHOGRAPHY

2-3 credits.

(See Art 316).

ART 518 — ARTIST'S VIDEO

4 credits.

Principles and techniques in video art.

ART 521 — INSTALLATIONS AND ENVIRONMENTS

4 credits.

Studio projects in site-specific art making supplemented by readings and examples of relevant contemporary artists' work.

ART 522 — ADVANCED PAINTING I

4 credits.

Technical processes; emphasis on personal expression, concepts, in various approaches to painting.

ART 524 — ADVANCED CERAMICS I

4 credits.

Thrown and hand-built forms, clay bodies, glazes, firing, general studio procedure; emphasis on development of personal concepts.

ART 526 — ADVANCED ETCHING/INTAGLIO

4 credits.

Research in advanced intaglio techniques. Color printing.

ART 528 — DIGITAL INTERACTIVE STUDIO

4 credits.

Concepts and techniques of digital interactive art with an emphasis on physical interaction.

ART 529 — 3D DIGITAL STUDIO II

4 credits.

Intermediate/advanced class covering the theory and practice of 3D digital modeling and animation software as a tool for making art.

ART 531 — SCREEN PERFORMANCE

3-4 credits.

Focuses on performance made for the screen including first person narrative, spoken word, video dance, fictional cinema, experimental documentary and other forms of mediated performance practice.

ART 532 — ADVANCED LIFE DRAWING I

4 credits.

Further examination of the percepts of drawing with the human figure. Emphasis on formal elements. Problems of structure. Intense studio practice working from the model.

ART 534 — ADVANCED WOOD WORKING

4 credits.

ART 536 — ADVANCED SERIGRAPHY

4 credits.

(See Art 336).

ART 542 — ADVANCED WATERCOLOR I

4 credits.

Transparent and opaque watercolor media; studio practice, critiques, field trips.

ART 544 — ADVANCED ART METAL I

4 credits.

ART 546 — GRAPHIC DESIGN FOR PUBLICATIONS

4 credits.

This course will cover the theory and practice of designing newspapers, magazines, books, and other narrative forms. Emphasis will be placed on advanced typographic theory, and advanced digital and manual production skills.

ART 548 — SPECIAL TOPICS: ADVANCED LEVEL

1-4 credits.

Special Topic in Art - Advanced Level. See notes

ART 552 — ADVANCED PAINTING: NEW FIGURATION II

4 credits.

Continuation of ART 452.

ART 554 — ADVANCED GLASSWORKING

4 credits.

Continuation of 354.

ART 556 — GRAPHIC DESIGN FOR INTERACTIVE MEDIA

4 credits.

This course applies graphic design theory and process to interactive media, including web documents and other forms of electronic publishing. Topics covered include visual design; the fundamentals of website structure and navigation; web typography; accessibility and usability; and writing HTML and CSS. Projects examine the web as a platform for both clientdriven and self-published work.

ART 560 — GRAPHIC DESIGN SENIOR THESIS PROJECT AND EXHIBITION

4 credits.

This course functions as a capstone experience for seniors in the Graphic Design Program. A hybrid of studio and seminar, course work will combine inquiry, research, creative problem-solving, and design prototyping. Students will use research to launch a comprehensive graphic design thesis project which will be exhibited at the end of the term.

ART 565 — TYPEFACE DESIGN

4 credits.

This course will examine conceptual and technical processes used for designing fonts and typefaces in a digital environment.

ART 568 — MOTION TYPOGRAPHY

4 credits.

This course will examine conceptual and technical processes used setting type in motion in a digital environment using digital video, computer graphic, and digital photo technologies. Students must take ART 107 and ART 346 prior to enrolling in this course.

ART 570 — ADVANCED TOPICS IN 4D ART

3-4 credits.

Topics courses exploring advanced concepts in historical, theoretical and studio practices in the discipline of time-based art forms, including but not limited to: digital animation, video, installation, and visual art performance.

ART/​THEATRE  572 — SET DESIGN II

3 credits.

Historical survey of visual theatre, painting, and architectural styles adapted to various dramatic forms. Application of design elements and styles to contemporary theatre productions.

ART 576 — ADVANCED PHOTOGRAPHY

4 credits.

Emphasis on advanced techniques, color, personal concepts and expression, criticism, communicative potential of photography.

ART 608 — INTERDISCIPLINARY CRITIQUE IN THE VISUAL ARTS

3 credits.

Group critique for advanced students working in the various disciplines of the visual arts.

ART 612 — ADVANCED DRAWING II

3-4 credits.

A continuation of 512 (Advanced Drawing I).

ART 614 — ADVANCED SCULPTURE WORKSHOP 2

3-4 credits.

Continuing instruction in the use of various materials as required by each student in terms of the formal and conceptual basis of their work. Emphasis on the development of individually directed studio projects, professional art practices, and preparing work for exhibition.

ART 618 — ADVANCED ARTISTS' VIDEO

4 credits.

Advanced course in the production of contemporary video art, emphasizing editing skills and the use of special effects, as well as critical analysis and theoretical issues.

ART 622 — ADVANCED UNDERGRADUATE PAINTING WORKSHOP

3 credits.

Continuation of 522.

ART 624 — ADVANCED CERAMICS II

4 credits.

Continuation of 524.

ART 629 — 3D DIGITAL STUDIO III

4 credits.

An advanced project based class in 3D Digital Animation. Students will complete a single major animation project based on their own proposal as approved by the instructor.

ART 632 — ADVANCED LIFE DRAWING II

3-4 credits.

Continuation of 532.

ART 636 — COMPUTER AUGMENTED PRINTMAKING

4 credits.

Advanced computer imaging for printmaking. Emphasis is on selt-initiated projects that combine printmaking or photographic techniques with digital output.

ART 642 — ADVANCED WATERCOLOR II

4 credits.

Continuation of 542.

ART 644 — ADVANCED ART METAL II

4 credits.

ART 646 — ART OF THE PRINTED BOOK

4 credits.

Introduction to the art of the printed book using traditional and state of the art printing processes in a studio format.

ART 652 — ADVANCED PAINTING: NEW FIGURATION III

4 credits.

Continuation of ART 552.

ART 656 — DESIGN PORTFOLIO AND PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE

4 credits.

Advanced level graphic course designed to prepare senior level students for entrance into the design profession. Portfolio and resume preparation will be the primary emphasis. Legal and professional practice topics also will be addressed.

ART 660 — ART AND TECHNOLOGY

4 credits.

An advanced seminar/studio class dealing with theoretical and aesthestic issues relating to the use of technology in contemporary art practice. Readings, and lectures will prepare students for weekly discussions. Each student will complete one research project and one studio project.

ART/​AFROAMER  674 — SELECTED TOPICS ON AFRO-AMERICAN ARTISTS

3 credits.

Works of Black artists in the U.S. discussed historically in terms of movements which they created and in terms of trends evolving on an international scale. Jr st and cons inst.

ART 699 — INDEPENDENT STUDY

1-3 credits.

ART 700 — INTRODUCTION TO GRADUATE STUDIES IN ART

3 credits.

Introduction to graduate study in art. Will explore the relationships between the contemporary art world, research and studio practice, theoretical issues, and education in the arts. Also addresses building and sustaining a career in the arts.

ART 722 — GRADUATE PAINTING I

2-3 credits.

ART 726 — GRADUATE INTAGLIO PRINTMAKING I

2-3 credits.

Refinement of advanced intaglio methods; exploration toward and individual and mature imagery in graphics materials.

ART 736 — GRADUATE GRAPHICS WORKSHOP I

2-6 credits.

Open to experienced graphics students; all graphics media available; emphasis on development of personal concepts; individual conferences.

ART 826 — GRADUATE INTAGLIO PRINTMAKING II

2-3 credits.

Continuation of 726.

ART 836 — GRADUATE GRAPHICS WORKSHOP II

2-6 credits.

Continuation of 736.

ART 908 — SEMINAR-ART

3 credits.

ART 912 — ADVANCED RESEARCH-DRAWING

1-4 credits.

ART 914 — ADVANCED RESEARCH-SCULPTURE

1-4 credits.

ART 922 — ADVANCED RESEARCH-PAINTING

1-4 credits.

ART 924 — ADVANCED RESEARCH-CERAMICS

1-4 credits.

ART 942 — ADVANCED RESEARCH-WATERCOLOR

1-4 credits.

ART 944 — ADVANCED RESEARCH-ART METAL

1-4 credits.

ART 996 — ADVANCED RESEARCH-GRAPHICS

1-4 credits.

ART 999 — INDEPENDENT STUDY

1-4 credits.