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Arts Course Descriptions

ARTS 1301 Exploration of the Arts (3 semester hours) This course introduces students to the physical and intellectual demands required of the author, the performer, and the visual artist. This introduction includes, but is not limited to, the student’s production of a creative project as well as written assessments of art and performance. (3-0) Y
ARTS 1316 Drawing Foundations (3 semester hours) This course provides a foundation for drawing and printmaking classes. Emphasis will be placed on the process of charcoal drawing in relationship to design concerns such as light, space, form and composition. The importance of drawing as a method both to describe reality and to conceptualize ideas will be stressed. (3-0) Y
ARTS 2316 Painting Foundations (3 semester hours) This course provides a foundation for painting classes. Emphasis will be placed on color theory and design as they relate to the process of painting. Lectures and discussions will address both the history of painting and current issues in contemporary art. This course will cover an introduction to the materials of painting, color mixing, and the preparation of painting surfaces. (3-0) Y
ARTS 2380 2D Design Foundations (3 semester hours) This course provides a foundation for most 3000-level art courses. The course will introduce the problem of working with color and design, emphasizing either traditional studio or digital processes. Lectures and discussions will relate to both the history of visual art and current issues in contemporary art and design. (3-0) Y
ARTS 2381 3D Design Foundations (3 semester hours) This course provides a foundation for courses in sculpture and installation. Emphasis will be placed on working with the materials of sculpture. Concepts that are relevant to three-dimensional design, such as space, mass, and texture, will be presented in a context that relates to the history of sculpture as well as current issues in contemporary art and design. (3-0) Y
ARTS 2382 Computer Imaging (3 semester hours) Provides introductory experiences in the use of computer software for image making. The methods of digital graphics and photography are presented and applied to problems in art and design. Computer images will be published both in print form and as digital images on the Internet. (3-0) Y
ARTS 2V71 Independent Study in Visual Arts (1-3 semester hours) Independent study under a faculty member’s direction. Signature of instructor on proposed project outline required. May be repeated for credit (9 hours maximum). ([1-3]-0) R
ARTS 3311 Theory and Practice of Visual Arts (3 semester hours) This studio art course provides a context for the creation, discussion and critique of visual art. The course aims to fuse engagement in artistic production with reflection on theoretical and socio-cultural issues relevant to contemporary art practices. Prerequisite: Three hours of lower-division studio art coursework. (3-0) T
ARTS 3340 Topics in Studio Art (3 semester hours) A study of fundamental principles and basic techniques of different media in the visual arts. Sections may be devoted exclusively to sculpture, photography, computer imaging, or painting. May be repeated for credit as topics vary (9 hours maximum). Prerequisite: Three hours of lower-division studio art coursework. (3-0) T
ARTS 3363 Design (3 semester hours) Explores concepts and techniques in design including color theory, composition, and 2D and 3D- design. Prerequisite: Three hours of lower-division studio art coursework. May be repeated for credit (6 hours maximum). (3-0) T
ARTS 3365 Drawing (3 semester hours) An investigation of the principles and techniques involved in the drawing process. Prerequisite: Three hours of lower-division studio art coursework. May be repeated for credit (6 hours maximum). (3-0) Y
ARTS 3368 Mixed Media (3 semester hours) An investigation of the interaction and combination of several traditional visual media using techniques derived from 2D and 3D dimensional studio arts. Prerequisite: Three hours of lower-division studio art coursework. May be repeated for credit (6 hours maximum). (3-0) Y
ARTS 3369 Painting (3 semester hours) Explores traditional and nontraditional concepts and techniques of painting and the development of style. Topics may include color theory, two dimensional design, and the nature of representation. Prerequisite: Prerequisite: Three hours of lower-division studio art coursework. May be repeated for credit (6 hours maximum). (3-0) S
ARTS 3371 Black and White Photography (3 semester hours) Investigation of the photographic process and an examination of the various levels on which meaning is constructed, including selection of subject matter, concern for aesthetics, and socio cultural context. Instruction in camera techniques will emphasize 35mm photography. Darkroom processes may include traditional or experimental photographic printing methods. Prerequisite: Three hours of lower-division studio art coursework. May be repeated for credit (6 hours maximum). (3-0) Y
ARTS 3372 Color Photography (3 semester hours) Investigation of the color photographic process from conceptual, aesthetic, and technical perspectives. Instruction in camera techniques will emphasize exposure of color negative or color transparency film. Darkroom techniques will include the printing of enlargements from color negative film. Prerequisite: Three hours of lower-division studio art coursework. May be repeated for credit (6 hours maximum). (3-0) Y
ARTS 3373 Printmaking (3 semester hours) Explores traditional and nontraditional techniques of printmaking through the various topics of screen printing, etching, woodcut, collagraph, or monoprint. Prerequisite: Three hours of lower-division studio art coursework. May be repeated for credit (6 hours maximum). (3-0) T
ARTS 3374 Technical Photography (3 semester hours) Introduces students to a variety of professional opportunities in photography and related fields through hands-on practice, workshops, demonstrations, and lectures. The course will emphasize technical aspects of photography such as darkroom operation, studio and location lighting techniques, and commercial photography applications. Prerequisite: Three hours of lower-division studio art coursework. May be repeated for credit (6 hours maximum). (3-0) S
ARTS 3375 Sculpture (3 semester hours) Explores the traditional and nontraditional techniques of three dimensional work in wood, clay, metal, plastics, fiber, stone. Prerequisite: Three hours of lower-division studio art coursework. May be repeated for credit (6 hours maximum). (3-0) Y
ARTS 3376 Time Based Art (3 semester hours) Exploration of the conceptual demands inherent in the creation of time based visual art. Topics may include computer animation, video processes, interactive visual arts, and the potential of narrative models. Prerequisite: Three hours of lower-division studio art coursework. May be repeated for credit (6 hours maximum). (3-0) Y
ARTS 3377 Digital Photography (3 semester hours) Explores digital photographic processes, with an emphasis on contemporary issues in art and technology. Course includes instruction in camera operation, lighting, image editing software, and output to web and print. Prerequisite: Three hours of lower-division studio art coursework. May be repeated for credit (6 hours maximum). (3-0) T
ARTS 3380 Intermediate Computer Imaging (3 semester hours) Explores the application of the computer to the visual arts. The course will explore techniques necessary for still imaging, kinetic or animated imaging, and programming for interactive artworks. Topics include the history of the computer arts, questions of critical evaluation in this developing medium, and its relationship to more traditional forms of visual expression. Prerequisite: Three hours of lower-division studio art coursework. May be repeated for credit (6 hours maximum). (3-0) T
ARTS 4308 Image/Text (3 semester hours) An exploration of the visual possibilities inherent in the art of the text. Topics may include an investigation of techniques derived from bookmaking, printmaking, photography, computer imaging, or related media that foster the transformation and combination of words and images. The problem of creating text for presentation in a visual environment will be examined. Prerequisite: A 3000-level studio art course in an appropriate medium or permission of the instructor. May be repeated for credit (6 hours maximum). (3-0) T
ARTS 4368 Advanced Visual Arts (3 semester hours) May focus on advanced explorations in a specific medium, such as printing, photography, drawing, sculpture, or video. An emphasis may be placed on particular themes, such as narrative or collaboration, or genres, such as landscape or portraiture, or advanced technical processes. Prerequisite: A 3000 level course in an appropriate medium or permission of instructor). May be repeated for credit (6 hours maximum). (3-0) T
ARTS 4372 Advanced Photography (3 semester hours) Explores advanced concepts relating to contemporary artistic and photographic practice, with special emphasis placed on portfolio development. Instruction in camera techniques will emphasize 35mm format or large-format (view-camera) photography. Prerequisite: A 3000-level studio art course in an appropriate medium or permission of the instructor. May be repeated for credit (6 hours maximum). (3-0) Y
ARTS 4399 Senior Honors in Visual Arts (3 semester hours) Intended for students conducting independent research for honors theses or projects. Signature of instructor on proposed project outline required. (3-0) R
ARTS 4V71 Independent Study in Visual Arts (1 3 semester hours) Independent study under a faculty member’s direction. Signature of instructor on proposed project outline required. May be repeated for credit (9 hours maximum). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and completion of all lower-division requirements in AP and permission of the instructor required. ([1 3] 0) R

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