Courses

ART - Art History (ARTH)

ARTH 105 - HISTORY OF WESTERN ART I (3). Survey of the major monuments and trends in the history of painting, sculpture and architecture from prehistory to the Middle Ages.

ARTH 106 - HISTORY OF WESTERN ART II (3). Survey of the major monuments and trends in the history of painting, sculpture and architecture from the Early Renaissance to Contemporary.

ARTH 315 - HISTORY OF MEDIEVAL ART (3). A survey of architecture, painting and sculpture in Europe during the Middle Ages.

ARTH 320 - HISTORY OF ITALIAN RENAISSANCE ART (3). The origins and development of Renaissance painting, sculpture and architecture in Italy during the 15th and 16th centuries.

ARTH 335 - HISTORY OF 20TH CENTURY ART (3). A survey of architecture, painting and sculpture in the 20th century.

ARTH 390 - TOPICS IN ART HISTORY (3). Topic varies with suffix.

ARTH 399 - INDEPENDENT STUDY (3-9). (Prereq: consent of instructor and department chair) Contract approval by instructor, advisor, Department Chair and Vice Chancellor for academic affairs is required.

ART - Studio Art (ARTS)

ARTS 101 – STUDIO ARTS FOR NON MAJORS (3). Topics will focus primarily on two dimensional approaches to art making including drawing, design, and color theory.

ARTS 102 - INTRODUCTION TO VISUAL ARTS COMPUTING (3). A foundations level course in the use of personal computers and discipline-related software as aids in visual design.

ARTS 103 - FUNDAMENTALS OF ART (3). Introduction to visual thinking and principles of two-dimensional design.

ARTS 104 - 3-DIMENSIONAL DESIGN I (3). Introduction to visual thinking and principles of three-dimensional design.

ARTS 107 - COLOR AND COMPOSITION (3). (Prereq: ARTS 103) Color, color theory and compositional systems

ARTS 111 - BASIC DRAWING I (3). Introduction to the materials and basic techniques of drawing.

ARTS 112 - BASIC DRAWING II (3). (Prereq: ARTS 111) Introduction to the materials and basic techniques of drawing.

ARTS 210 - INTRODUCTION TO PAINTING (3). (Prereq: ARTS 103, 111, 112, or consent of instructor) An introductory course in the materials and techniques of painting.

ARTS 211 - INTRODUCTION TO WATERCOLOR (3). An introduction to the transparent American watercolor technique.

ARTS 215 - INTRODUCTION TO PRINTMAKING (3). (Prereq: ARTS 103, 111, 112, or consent of instructor) An introductory course in printmaking with emphasis on relief processes.

ARTS 220 – BEGINNING CERAMICS (3). (Prereq: ARTS 104) An introduction to the materials and techniques of ceramics through hand-building and throwing on the wheel.

ARTS 225 - INTRODUCTION TO THREE-DIMENSIONAL STUDIES (3). (Prereq: ARTS 104 or consent of instructor) An introductory course in the concepts, materials and techniques of three-dimensional media.

ARTS 232 - FIGURE STRUCTURE I (3). (Prereq: ARTS 111, 112; or consent of instructor) The structural nature of figure, with emphasis on the translation of form in space onto a two-dimensional surface.

ARTS 233 - FIGURE STRUCTURE II (3). (Prereq: ARTS 232 or consent of instructor) Continuation of BATS 232 with increased emphasis on anatomy

ARTS 245 – GRAPHIC DESIGN I (3). (Prereq: ARTS 102 AND BATS 103) The basics of visual communication, including formal issues, fundamental communication principles, image development, and relevant digital applications.

ARTS 246 – GRAPHIC DESIGN II (3). (Prereq: ARTS 245) Digital production studio techniques for graphic design with a focus on typography and word/image relationships. Additional emphases includes: design issues, fundamental communication principles, image development, and relevant digital applications.

ARTS 265 – ILLUSTRATION (3) (Prereq: 2 courses from ARTS 102, 103, 107, 111 or consent of instructor) Concepts, methods, and tools employed in traditional/contemporary methods of illustration with an emphasis on idea development and exploration of media for print, web and multimedia applications.

ARTS 310 - INTERMEDIATE PAINTING I (3). (Prereq: ARTS 103, 104, 111, 112, 210, or consent of instructor) A further exploration of the materials and techniques of painting with emphasis on individual creative expression.

ARTS 311 - INTERMEDIATE PAINTING II (3). (Prereq: ARTS 310 or consent of instructor) A further exploration of the materials and techniques of painting with emphasis on individual creative expression.

ARTS 315 - INTERMEDIATE PRINTMAKING I (3). (Prereq: ARTS 103, 104, 111, 112, 215, or consent of instructor) Intaglio and lithography techniques including the execution of original works in these media.

ARTS 316 - INTERMEDIATE PRINTMAKING II (3). (Prereq: ARTS 315 or consent of instructor) Intaglio and lithography techniques including the execution of original works in these media.

ARTS 320 – INTERMEDIATE CERAMICS I (3) (Prereq: ARTS 220 or consent of instructor) The execution of ceramic forms with a focus on wheel throwing, firing, and glazes. Additional emphases include design, critical evaluation of form, and advancement of technical skill.

ARTS 330 - INTERMEDIATE DRAWING I (3). (Prereq: ARTS 103, 104, 111, 112, or consent of instructor) Enhancing graphic richness in drawings with intellectual and visual perception as content.

ARTS 331 - INTERMEDIATE DRAWING II (3). (Prereq: ARTS 330) Contemporary cultural stimuli as the content for drawing projects. Emphasis on intellectual and emotive approaches.

ARTS 362 – INTRODUCTION TO DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY (3). Focuses on creative and experimental uses of digital photography as both a visual communication tool and an art form that is related to, but separate from, traditional silver based photography. Student will be required to solve a sequenced series of visual problems as a means of exploring and mastering a variety of photographic methodologies and techniques.

ARTS 363 – INTERMEDIATE DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY I (3). (Prereq: ARTS 362) This course is designed to foster a more sophisticated eye as a photographer and to maximize the aesthetic and visual impact of images by utilizing advanced image manipulation techniques available in Photoshop.

ARTS 364 – INTERMEDIATE DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY II (3). (Prereq: ARTS 363) An exploration of the creative and experimental uses of natural and artificial light sources in digital photography. Emphasis is placed on developing advanced skills in controlling light in and out of the photographic studio.

ARTS 390 – DIRECTED STUDIO ART INTERNSHIP (3). (Prereq: minimum 2.5 GPA, 24 hours of ARTS credits, and approved contract with the internship supervisor) Supervised professional experience working within an arts business. A contract approved by the instructor, advisor and department chair is required for undergraduate students. Minimum of 150 service hours required.

ARTS 399 - INDEPENDENT STUDY (3-9). (Prereq: consent of instructor and department chair) Contract approval by instructor, advisor, Department Chair and Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs is required.

ARTS 410 - ADVANCED PAINTING I (3). (Prereq: ARTS 311) The student is given further opportunity to develop according to his/her own interests.

ARTS 411 - ADVANCED PAINTING II (3). (Prereq: ARTS 410) The student is given further opportunity to develop according to his/her own interests.

ARTS 415 - ADVANCED PRINTMAKING I (3). (Prereq: ARTS 316) The processes and materials of making fine prints.

ARTS 416 - ADVANCED PRINTMAKING II (3). (Prereq: ARTS 415) The processes and materials of making fine prints.

ARTS 430 - ADVANCED DRAWING I (3). (Prereq: ARTS 331) Development of a thematic approach to drawing in a series of individual and group generated artworks.

ARTS 431 - ADVANCED DRAWING II (3). (Prereq: ARTS 430) Development of highly individualized content in a series of drawings.

ARTS 463 – ADVANCED DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY I (3). (Prereq: ARTS 364) This course will focus on abstracting the image and employing manipulation techniques that allow the artist to overcome the camera’s ability to recreate the visual world in an incisively realistic way. 

ARTS 464 – ADVANCED DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY II (3). (Prereq: ARTS 463) This course is designed to focus on using advanced digital photography skills and techniques to explore the “Great Themes” that photographers have explored since the medium was invented.

ARTS 490 - SENIOR SEMINAR (3).  A capstone course including a group exhibition and the topics of: portfolios, cover letters, curriculum vitaes, artist resumes, and artist statements. Marketing strategies and preparation for graduate studies will also be discussed.  All Art Majors are required to register for the Senior Seminar in their senior year.