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Art

Studio Art | Graphic Art | Art Course Listing

Associate Professors: Mr. Smith,  Mr. Tysor

Assistant Professor: Mr. Rodgers

The Art Curriculum
The Department of Art offers a Bachelor of Arts degree with majors in Studio Art and Graphic Design. Minors in Studio Art and Graphic Design are also offered.

Requirements for a Major in Studio Art (CIP 50.0702)
In addition to the General College Curriculum requirements, students pursuing a major in Studio Art must complete 46 semester hours in art, including the core art curriculum: ART 101 Design I, 102 Design II, 131 Introduction to Art, 201 Drawing I, 202 Painting I, 213 Sculpture I, 231 Art History I, 232 Art History II, 465 Internship and 461 Senior Exhibit.

In addition to the core art curriculum, the student must complete at least eighteen semester hours in electives from among the following: ART 203 Color, ART 204 Printmaking I, 206 Graphic Design I, 207 Graphic Design II, 208 Graphic Design III, 211 Ceramics I, 301 Drawing II, 302 Painting II, 304 Printmaking II, 311 Ceramics II, 313 Sculpture II, 401 Advanced Drawing, 402 Advanced Painting, 404 Advanced Printmaking, 411 Advanced Ceramics, 413 Advanced Sculpture, 441 Independent Studio, 442 Independent Studio, COMM 233 Introduction to Photography.

Requirements for a Major in Graphic Design (CIP 50.0409)
In addition to the General College Curriculum requirements, students pursuing a major in Graphic Design must complete ART 101 Design I, 102 Design II, 131 Intro to Art, 201 Drawing I, 301 Drawing II, 203 Color, 231 Art History I, 232 Art History II, 206 Graphic Design I, 207 Graphic Design II, 208 Graphic Design III, 209 Typographic Design 465 Internship, COMM 233 Intro to Photography, COMM 357 Desktop Publishing, COMM 213 Introduction to Advertising.

Requirements for a Minor in Studio Art
Students pursuing a minor in Studio Art must complete ART 101 Design I, 102 Design II, 131 Introduction to Art, 201 Drawing I, 202 Painting I, 211 Ceramics I or 213 Sculpture I.

Requirements for a Minor in Graphic Design
Students pursuing a minor in Graphic Design must complete ART 101 Design I, 131 Introduction to Art, 201 Drawing I, 206 Graphic Design I, 209 Typographic Design COMM 233 Introduction to Photography.

Art Course Listing (ART 000)

101 Design 1 (3)
A basic study of the elements and principles of two-dimensional design, using a variety of media. This course gives the art major and non-art major alike an introduction to the concepts and techniques involved in two-dimensional design. Six studio hours per week; three credit hours.

102 Design II (3)
A basic study of the elements and principles of three-dimensional design, using a variety of media. This course gives the art major and non-art major alike an introduction to the concepts and techniques involved in three-dimensional design. Six studio hours per week; three credit hours.

131 Introduction to Art (3)
An introduction to the study of visual art, approaching art through learning experiences such as art history, art criticism, the styles, the structures, and the interaction of meaning and mediums. This course is appropriate for non-art majors and art majors. Three lecture hours per week.

201 Drawing I (3)
An introduction to drawing with emphasis on line, shape, value, and texture. Studies and final projects include still-life, landscape, perspective, figure, portrait, and animal. Six studio hours per week; three credit hours.

202 Painting I (3)
An introduction to various oil techniques: canvas and canvas construction and studio painting from still life, landscape, model, and design. Six studio hours per week; three credit hours.

203 Color (3)
The color course is based on research and application of the influential color theories and systems that make up Art History. The course is divided into the six following areas of study: 1. The Properties of color, 2. The French Impressionist, 3. The German Expressionist and the Abstract Expressionist, 4. The Cubist palette, 5. Geometric Abstraction, and 6. Photo-realism and Realism. Six studio hours per week; three credit hours.

204 Printmaking I (3)
An introduction to the printmaking process of woodblock. Preparation of blocks and plates and techniques for printing various subject matter. Six studio hours per week; three credit hours.

206 Graphic Design I (3)
An introductory course that examines the foundations of modern graphic design. Six studio hours per week; three credit hours. Prerequisite: ART 101. Must be a Studio Art, Graphic Design, or Mass Communication major. No exceptions are possible.

207 Graphic Design II (3)
A course that continues the investigation of graphic design begun in ART 206. Six studio hours per week; three credit hours. Prerequisite: ART 101, ART 206, and ART 209. Must be a Graphic Design major.

208 Graphic Design III (3)
A course focusing on developing additional graphic design skills and portfolio preparation. Six studio hours per week; three credit hours. Prerequisite: ART 101, ART 206, 207, and ART 209. Must be a Graphic Design major.

209 Typographic Design (3)
Introduction to typography, its history, and the study of letterforms as a communicative tool. Six studio hours per week; 3 credit hours. Prerequisites: Art 101 and Art 206. Must be an art major or mass communication major. No exceptions are possible.

211 Ceramics I (3)
An introduction to basic hand building techniques, with projects stressing design, creativity, and craftsmanship; firing and glazing of pieces to completion. Six studio hours per week; three credit hours.

212 Kinetic Design using Macromedia Flash (3)
Students learn the essentials of creating/editing time-based artwork, animation, sound and interactivity for the web. 4-4.5 studio hours per week; three credit hours. No prerequisites.

213 Sculpture I (3)
A course which deals with three-dimensional elements in art such as mass, form, texture, and space, utilizing various materials such as paper, clay, plaster, and found materials. Six studio hours per week; three credit hours.

231 Art History I: Ancient to Gothic (3)
A chronological exploration of Western and non-Western painting, sculpture, and architecture from prehistoric time through the fourteenth century, investigating styles, periods, and artists as they relate to time and place, culture and history. Three lecture hours per week; three credit hours.

232 Art History II: Renaissance to Postmodern (3)
A chronological exploration of Western and non-Western painting, sculpture, and architecture from the fourteenth century to the present, investigating styles, periods, and artists as they relate to time and place, culture and history. Three lecture hours per week; three credit hours.

301 Drawing II (3)
Continuation of Drawing I with emphasis on more advanced drawing problems and media. Six studio hours per week; three credit hours. Prerequisite: ART 201.

302 Painting II (3)
Continuation of Painting I with emphasis on advanced painting problems. Focus on exploration of various composition styles and development of a personal painting technique. Six studio hours per week; three credit hours. Prerequisite: ART 202.

304 Printmaking II (3)
Introduction to the silkscreen or intaglio using paper and fabric, films, resists, and various inking techniques, or plates, etching press, inks, papers, and various etching techniques. Six studio hours per week; three credit hours.

311 Ceramics II (3)
An introduction to throwing on the wheel, with some further work on hand built forms. Continued work in glazing, firing of kilns, and studio management. Six studio hours per week; three credit hours. Prerequisite: ART 211.

313 Sculpture II (3)
A continuation of Sculpture I, with emphasis on more complex concepts and problems in a variety of sculptural materials, including carving of wood and cast stone. Six studio hours per week; three credit hours. Prerequisite: ART 213.

321 Art for the Elementary School (3)
Theory and techniques in elementary art education. Emphasis on developmental stages of children, processes, developing creative expression, materials, and curriculum planning. Six studio hours per week; three credit hours. Prerequisite: must be an Education major or have permission of the instructor.

401 Advanced Drawing (3)
A continuation of Drawing II with focus on pursuit of style and expression. Six hours per week; three credit hours. Prerequisite: ART 301.

402 Advanced Painting (3)
A continuation of Painting II with focus on the pursuit of style and expression. Six studio hours per week; three credit hours. Prerequisites: ART 302.

404 Advanced Printmaking (3)
In-depth exploration of one printing process. Six studio hours per week; three credit hours. Prerequisite: ART 204 or ART 304.

411 Advanced Ceramics (3)
A continuation of work on both hand-built forms and wheel-thrown forms, glazing, firing, and studio management. Six studio hours per week; three credit hours. Prerequisite: ART 311.

413 Advanced Sculpture (3)
A continuation of working with various sculptural concepts and materials; introduction of more complex media and techniques, such as mold-construction, plaster-casting, stone carving, etc. Six studio hours per week; three credit hours. Prerequisite: ART 313.

441 Independent Studio (3)
Independent studio work geared to each individual. The student is responsible for writing a contract, researching, and producing work in a selected area of art. Equivalent of six studio hours per week; three credit hours. Prerequisite: consent of instructor, department chair, and dean.

442 Independent Studio (1 or 2)
Independent studio work designed for each individual student. The student is responsible for writing a contract, researching, and producing work in appropriate area of art. One to two credit hours offered as a flexible option for studentís needs. Equivalent of two (one credit hour) or four (two credit hours) studio hours per week. Prerequisite: consent of instructor, department chair, and dean.

461 Senior Exhibit (1)
During final semester, student is responsible for presentation, exhibition, and production of slides of a cohesive body of work in his/her area of concentration. Subject to final approval of instructor(s).

465 Internship (3)
A course usually taken during a studentís third or fourth year. The student will be responsible for finding an appropriate agency. The student will work for the agency for a minimum of 120 hours performing tasks related to his or her major. The student will have an on-site supervisor during the internship. Prerequisite: ART 207.

 

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