Undergraduate Course Catalog

School of Art

T. RiesingDirector  

The School of Art educates artists, designers, and teachers. The School of Art offers four-year professional degree concentrations in the disciplines of animation, ceramics, drawing, glass, metals, painting, photography and intermedia art, printmaking, sculpture, visual communication (graphic design),and a teaching major in visual arts. Students may also pursue a major in art with an emphasis in art history or studio art. In addition, a minor in art history is available.

Approval to pursue a major in art involves a selection process in addition to admission to the university. The School of Art Admission and Scholarship Committee carefully screens all applicants and decides which students to admit into art major status based on a review of academic records and a portfolio of original work. 

  • Incoming freshman must submit both the university application and art program application to be admitted as an art major. All students admitted to the School of Art complete a common first-year program of study comprised of required courses in drawing, design, computer art, and art history.
  • Currently enrolled students who have not been granted art major status as an incoming freshman can request art courses as a pre-art major in the spring or summer terms. Students then submit the art program application upon completion of the foundation core (ADS 101, 102; AFA 101, 202) at the next scheduled review.
  • Transfer students from other universities are required to submit portfolios to the School of Art as well as transcripts for evaluation and admittance. Transfer students specializing in any program must complete the foundation core (ADS 101, 102; AFA 101, 202) before being admitted to areas of concentration in the second year of study. For students wanting a concentration in visual communication, it is unusual for students to be admitted at any point other than at the beginning of the three-year sequence of courses.

Students specializing in any art program must receive grades of C or higher in all foundation core courses (ADS 101, 102; AFA 101, 202) before enrolling in advanced level courses. Students must repeat courses in which they receive grades of C- or below. Students that meet the grade requirement then select an area of concentration for the second through fourth years of study. Concentrations involve a three-year sequence of courses beyond the first-year foundation core.

  • Animation – Students wanting to pursue this major concentration must undergo an additional review after successful completion of the foundation core (ADS 101, 102; AFA 101, 202). Review guidelines are revised periodically and made available through the School of Art.
  • Visual Communication – Students wanting to pursue this major concentration must undergo an additional review after successful completion of the foundation core (ADS 101, 102; AFA 101, 202). Review guidelines are revised periodically and made available through the School of Art.
  • Visual Arts Education – Students wanting to pursue a teaching major must meet all teacher certification and GPA requirements. Students are encouraged to meet with a faculty advisor.

All students in the school undergo periodic reviews of their portfolios throughout their undergraduate education. The school reserves the right to retain examples of student work for exhibition and accreditation. The bachelor of fine arts program for all studio areas requires a senior thesis and/or an exit portfolio evaluation.

Students are strongly advised to pursue required course sequences during the regular academic year. Summer school courses are limited and are subject to last minute changes or cancelations.

Studio courses are open to art majors, pre-art majors, and art minors except by permission of the director of the school. All students may enroll in art history courses based on the completion of the prerequisites. Minors in art are not required to submit an art application but must receive approval from the School of Art. Minors may begin courses in the spring or summer term.

In accordance with the School of Art’s selective admission process and the school no longer offering a minor program in studio art, all studio courses (ACR, ADS, AFA, ART) are open only to art majors.

The School of Art is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design.

For more information, visit Department of Art or call 765-285-5838.


MAJOR IN ART (BA), 49 hours

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Studio art concentration, 49 hours

ADS     

AFA

AHS

ART

101
102 
101
202
101
102
100
200

Foundations 1 
Foundations 2
Drawing 1
Figure Drawing
History of Art Survey 1
History of Art Survey 2
Art Orientation
Introduction to Computer Art

3
3
3
3
3
3
1
3

3 hours from

ACR


AFA



ART

418
428
438
487
489
491
493
480

Ceramics: Senior Project (3)
Metals: Senior Project (3)
Senior Project in Glass (3)
Senior Project in Drawing (3)
Senior Project in Painting (3)
Senior Project in Sculpture (3)
Senior Project in Printmaking (3)
Senior Project in Photo Intermedia (3)

3

12 hours from single area of emphasis as approved by the department. Areas include: ceramics, drawing, glass, metals, painting, photography, printmaking, or sculpture.

12

6 hours from 200- and 300-level AHS courses

6

6 hours from art studio electives

6





49 hrs
Art history concentration, 49 hours   

ADS

AFA

AHS




ART

101
102
101
202
101
102
201
450
480
100

Foundations 1
Foundations 2
Drawing 1
Figure Drawing
History of Art Survey 1
History of Art Survey 2
Art Criticism and Meaning
Art Museum Theory and Practice
Art History Senior Thesis
Art Orientation

3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
1

3 hours from     

AHS

CC

290
301
105
304

Asian Art (3)
Special Topics History of Art (3)
Intro to the Classical World (3)
The Ancient City (3)

 


3

3 hours from

AHS



241
251
252
253
301

Gothic Art (3)
High Renaissance in Italy (3)
Baroque and Rococo Art (3)
Neoclassicism and Romanticism (3)
Special Topics History of Art (3)

3

3 hours from

AHS






220
255
261
263
264
275
301
311

Art in the United States (3)
Impressionism Post-Impression (3)
Twentieth-Century Art (3)
Contemporary Art (3)
Film Analysis (3)
History of Photography (3)
Special Topics History of Art (3)
History Three-Dimension Design (3)

3

6 hours from 200- and 300-level AHS courses

6

6 hours from art studio electives

6

 


49 hrs

This program leads to a BA degree (see Academic Programs for degree outline).

MAJOR IN ART (BFA), 85 hours

AHS 101 satisfies the fine arts distribution requirement in the University Core Curriculum.

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Core requirements, 31 hours  

ADS     

AFA


AHS

ART

101
102 
101
202
211
101
102
100
200

Foundations 1 
Foundations 2
Drawing 1
Figure Drawing
Painting 1
History of Art Survey 1
History of Art Survey 2
Art Orientation
Introduction to Computer Art

3
3
3
3
3
3
3
1
3

6 hours from 200- and 300-level AHS courses

6





31 hrs
Complete one professional concentration:
Animation, 54 hours

ART









211
212
231
311
312
313
315
316
411
414
490

Traditional Animation
Drawing for Animation
Photography 1
Animation 1
Animation 2
Animation 3
Character Design
Storyboarding
Pre-Production
Animation 4
Senior Project Animation

3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3

3 hours from

ACR


AFA

211
221
231
221

Ceramics 1 (3)
Introduction to Metals (3)
Introduction to Glass (3)
Sculpture 1 (3)

3

6 hours from

AFA


303
304
312
315

Intermediate Figure Drawing (3)
Experimental Figure Drawing (3)
Figure Painting (3)
Narrative Painting (3)

6

12 hours from art studio electives

12


85 hrs
Ceramics, 54 hours

ACR










AFA

211
221
231
312
313
314
315
316
416
417
418
221

Ceramics 1
Introduction to Metals
Introduction to Glass
Ceramics: Throwing 1
Ceramics: Hand Building 1
Ceramics: Throwing 2
Ceramics: Hand Building 2
Glaze and Kiln Technology
Ceramics: Throwing 3
Ceramics: Hand Building 3
Ceramics: Senior Project
Sculpture 1

3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3

Select two courses from two different areas

ACR





AFA

233
322
323
324
331
332
322
323
324

Kiln Sculpted Glass (3)
Metalsmithing and Dieforming (3)
Metals: Casting (3)
Metals: Color (3)
Glass: Special Topics (3)
Intermediate Glass Blowing (3)
Sculpture 2 (3)
Sculpture Introduction Casting (3)
Sculpture: Wood (3)

6

12 hours from art studio electives

12





85 hrs
Drawing, 54 hours

AFA







ART

217
221
231
341
351
405
406
487
231

Watercolor 1
Sculpture 1
Introduction to Printmaking
Intaglio Printmaking 1
Lithography 1
Advanced Topics in Drawing
Independent Directions Drawing
Senior Project in Drawing
Photography 1

3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3

9 hours from

AFA


301
302
303
304

Drawing: Point of View (3)
Drawing: Narrative Metaphor (3)
Intermediate Figure Drawing (3)
Experimental Figure Drawing (3)

9

3 hours from

AFA


312
313
314
315

Figure Painting (3)
Painting: Concepts & Context (3)
Painting: Materials Strategies (3)
Narrative Painting (3)

3

3 hours from
ACR

211
221
231
Ceramics 1 (3)
Introduction to Metals (3)
Introduction to Glass (3)



3

12 hours from art studio electives

12





85 hrs
Glass, 54 hours

ACR










AFA

211
221
231
233
331
332
333
334
335
436
438
221

Ceramics 1
Introduction to Metals
Introduction to Glass
Kiln Sculpted Glass
Glass: Special Topics
Intermediate Glass Blowing
Intermediate Glass Casting
Glass: Cold Working
Glass: Advanced Studio
Glass: Advanced Problems
Senior Project in Glass
Sculpture 1

3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3

3 hours from

ACR 
 

369
437

Craft Internship (1-3)
Professional Practices Glass (3)

3

Select two courses from two different areas

ACR




AFA

312
313
322
323
324
322
323
324

Ceramics: Throwing 1 (3)
Ceramics: Hand Building 1 (3)
Metalsmithing and Dieforming (3)
Metals: Casting (3)
Metals: Color (3)
Sculpture 2 (3)
Sculpture Introduction Casting (3)
Sculpture: Wood (3)

6

9 hours from art studio electives

9





85 hrs
Metals, 54 hours

ACR









AFA

ART

211
221
231
322
323
324
425
426
427
428
221
231
301

Ceramics 1
Introduction to Metals
Introduction to Glass
Metalsmithing and Dieforming
Metals: Casting
Metals: Color
Metals: Advanced Fabrication
Metals: Adv Surface Techniques
Metals: New Technologies
Metals: Senior Project
Sculpture 1
Introduction to Printmaking
Advanced Computer Art

3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3

Select two courses from two different areas

ACR




AFA

233
312
313
331
332
322
323
324

Kiln Sculpted Glass (3)
Ceramics: Throwing 1 (3)
Ceramics: Hand Building 1 (3)
Glass: Special Topics (3)
Intermediate Glass Blowing (3)
Sculpture 2 (3)
Sculpture Introduction Casting (3)
Sculpture: Wood (3)

6

9 hours from art studio electives

9





85 hrs
Painting, 54 hours

AFA







ART

217
221
231
313
314
416
417
489
231

Watercolor 1
Sculpture 1
Introduction to Printmaking
Painting: Concepts & Context
Painting: Materials Strategies
Painting: Adv Studio Practice
Independent Direct in Painting
Senior Project in Painting
Photography 1

3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3

3 hours from

AFA

312
315

Figure Painting (3)
Narrative Painting (3)

3

3 hours from     

AFA

316
317

Special Topics in Painting (3)
Encaustics (3)

3

3 hours from

AFA


301
302
303
304

Drawing: Point of View (3)
Drawing: Narrative Metaphor (3)
Intermediate Figure Drawing (3)
Experimental Figure Drawing (3)

3

3 hours from

AFA


341
351
361
371

Intaglio Printmaking 1 (3)
Lithography 1 (3)
Relief Printmaking 1 (3)
Serigraphy 1 (3)

3

3 hours from

ACR


211
221
231

Ceramics 1 (3)
Introduction to Metals (3)
Introduction to Glass (3)

3

12 hours from art studio electives

12





85 hrs
Photography and intermedia arts, 54 hours

ART







AFA

231
232
233
321
322
330
332
480
221
231

Photography 1
Photography 2
Digital Imaging
Video and Intermedia Art 1
Video Art 2
Color Photography
Special Topics in Photography
Senior Proj Photo Intermedia
Sculpture 1
Introduction to Printmaking

3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3

3 hours from

AFA

233
301

Digital Imaging (3)
Advanced Computer Art (3)

3

12 hours from art studio electives

12

Complete one concentration, 9 hours

Photography and intermedia arts: concentration 1: Photography

ART

331
433
434

Studio Photography (3)
Directions in Photography (3)
Adv Directions in Photography (3)

9

Photography and intermedia arts: concentration 2:
Intermedia arts

AFA
ART

322
323
424

Sculpture 2 (3)
Special Topics Intermedia Art (3)
Directions in Intermedia Art (3)

9





85 hrs

Printmaking, 54 hours

AFA










217
221
231
341
342
351
352
361
371
443
453
493

Watercolor 1
Sculpture 1
Introduction to Printmaking
Intaglio Printmaking 1
Intaglio Printmaking  2
Lithography 1
Lithography 2
Relief Printmaking 1
Serigraphy 1
Intaglio Printmaking 3
Lithography 3
Senior Project in Printmaking

3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3

3 hours from

AFA    


301
302
303
304

Drawing: Point of View (3)
Drawing: Narrative Metaphor (3)
Intermediate Figure Drawing (3)
Experimental Figure Drawing (3)

3

3 hours from

ACR

211
221
231

Ceramics 1 (3)
Introduction to Metals (3)
Introduction to Glass (3)

3

12 hours from art studio electives

12





85 hrs

Sculpture, 54 hours

ACR


AFA







ART

211
221
231
221
231
322
323
324
325
426
491
231

Ceramics 1
Introduction to Metals
Introduction to Glass
Sculpture 1
Introduction to Printmaking
Sculpture 2
Sculpture Introduction Casting
Sculpture: Wood
Sculpture Cast and Mold Making
Sculpture: Advanced Problems
Senior Project in Sculpture
Photography 1

3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3

3 hours from

ART

301
321

Advanced Computer Art (3)
Video and Intermedia Art 1 (3)

3

Select two courses from two different areas   

ACR






233
312
313
322
323
324
331
332

Kiln Sculpted Glass (3)
Ceramics: Throwing 1 (3)
Ceramics: Hand Building 1 (3)
Metalsmithing and Dieforming (3)
Metals: Casting (3)
Metals: Color (3)
Glass: Special Topics (3)
Intermediate Glass Blowing (3)

6

9 hours from art studio electives

9





85 hrs
Visual communication, 54 hours

ADS






AFA
AHS
ART

241
242
341
342
441
442
443
231
310
231

Intro to Visual Communication
Type and Image
Visual Communication 1
Visual Communication 2
Visual Communication 3
Visual Communication 4
Sp Topics Visual Communication (3-9)
Introduction to Printmaking
History Visual Communication
Photography 1

3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3

6 hours from

ADS

ART

301
302
233
301
321

Visual Communication Tech 1 (3)
Visual Communication Tech 2 (3)
Digital Imaging (3)
Advanced Computer Art (3)
Video and Intermedia Art 1 (3)

6

3 hours from     

ADS

ART

471
480
369

Visual Communication Practicum (3)
Senior Design Thesis (3)
Department of Art Internship (3)

3

3 hours from

AFA


341
351
361
371

Intaglio Printmaking 1 (3)
Lithography 1 (3)
Relief Printmaking 1 (3)
Serigraphy 1 (3)

3

3 hours from     

ACR


AFA

211
221
231
221

Ceramics 1 (3)
Introduction to Metals (3)
Introduction to Glass (3)
Sculpture 1 (3)

3

9 hours from art studio electives

9





85 hrs

MINOR IN ART HISTORY, 24 hours

Students selecting this minor must receive approval from the Department of Art. 
    Open to all majors. Art majors selecting this minor must take 12 additional hours in AHS beyond the requirements in the major. 

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ADS

AHS 

101 
102
101
102

Foundations 1
Foundations 2 
History of Art Survey 1
History of Art Survey 2

3
3
3
3

12 hours from 200- and 300-level AHS courses (no more than 3 hours of independent study) 

12 

     

24 hrs

TEACHER EDUCATION

Teaching programs require additional courses in educational methods. The professional education courses are included in this listing. See the Department of Educational Studies and Teachers College for the descriptions of these courses and other professinal requirements of the teacher education program. 

TEACHING MAJOR IN VISUAL ARTS (ALL-GRADE) (BA/BS), 55 hours

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ADS

AED


AFA

AHS

ART
 

101
102
201
304 
305
101
202
101
102
100
200

Foundations 1
Foundations 2
Introduction to Art Education
Art Curriculum and Instruction 
Art Teach and Learn Practicum
Drawing 1
Figure Drawing
History of Art Survey 1
History of Art Survey 2
Art Orientation
Introduction to Computer Art

3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
1
3

6 hours from 200- and 300-level AHS courses 

6

12 hours from
   

ACR

 
AFA



ART

211
221
231
211
217
221 
231
231

Ceramics 1 (3)
Introduction to Metals (3)
Introduction to Glass (3) 
Painting 1 (3)
Watercolor 1 (3)
Sculpture 1 (3)
Introduction to Printmaking (3)
Photography 1 (3)

12

6 hours from studio area specialty:
two courses (plus one from above) in a single studio area (ceramics, drawing, metals, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, and glass) 

6

     

55 hrs

ALL-GRADE EDUCATION PROGRAM

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Professional education sequence, 39 hours   

AED
 
EDFO
EDJH
EDMU
EDPS

EDSE

305
399 
420
385
205
250
390
150
380

Art Teach and Learn Practicum 
Classrm Methods Materials: Art
Soc, Hist, Phil Found of Ed
Prin of Tchng in Mid Schl
Intro to Multicul Ed
Human Growth Development
Educational Psychology
Basic Concepts of Secondary Ed
Princ of Tchng in Sec School

3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3

Student teaching 

12

     

39 hrs

See Professional Education Assessment/Decision Points for additional information.

ART: CRAFTS (ACR)

211 Ceramics 1 (3)
Basic hand-building techniques: wedging, slab, coiling, and pinch methods. Glazes, slips, bisquing, and firing will be part of the studio experience. 
    Prerequisite: ADS 102 or CAP 102; AFA 202. 

221 Introduction to Metals (3)
Introduction to jewelry and object making using metal. Emphasis on design and the techniques of sawing, soldering, forming, bezel setting, chain and wire working, as well as other basic processes. 
    Prerequisite: ADS 102 or CAP 102; AFA 202. 
    Open only to art majors. 

231 Introduction to Glass (3)
Introduction to studio glass, history, and practice. Emphasis on beginning techniques of blown glass, fused glass, and cold working processes.
    Prerequisite: ADS 102 or CAP 102; AFA 202. 
    Open only to art majors. 

233 Kiln Sculpted Glass (3)
Introduction to glass work constructed and manipulated in the kiln. Studio practices will include fusing and slumping, sand casting, relief, and lost wax. 
    Prerequisite: ADS 102; or CAP 102; AFA 202. 
    Open only to art majors. 

300 Craft Workshop (1-3)
A hands-on workshop experience to focus on the development of specialized skills and techniques that apply to the studio areas of ceramics or metals. Specific content will be announced before each offering. A particular topic can only be taken once. 
    Prerequisite: to be announced before each offering. 
    A total of 3 hours of credit may be earned. 
    Open only to art majors. 

312 Ceramics: Throwing 1 (3)
Beginning throwing; use of the potter’s wheel to develop skills in throwing. A continued study of form, glaze, and idea. 
    Prerequisite: ACR 211. 
    Open only to art majors. 

313 Ceramics: Hand Building 1 (3)
Continued study of hand building methods as well as form, idea, and glazing techniques. 
    Prerequisite: ACR 211. 

314 Ceramics: Throwing 2 (3)
Use of the potter’s wheel to develop production form; continued study of form, glaze, and idea. 
    Prerequisite: ACR 312. 

315 Ceramics: Hand Building 2 (3)
Continued study of hand building techniques to develop an integration of form, glaze, and idea. Individual problems will be set up according to student needs. 
    Prerequisite: ACR 313. 

316 Glaze and Kiln Technology (3)
Introduction to clays, ceramic chemicals, glaze calculation and kiln construction, technology, and firing processes. 
    Prerequisite: ACR 211 or permission of the instructor. 
    Open only to art majors. 

322 Metalsmithing and Dieforming (3)
Introduction to metalsmithing including raising and dieforming; basic hammering and forming techniques will be covered. 
    Prerequisite: ACR 221. 
    Open only to art majors. 

323 Metals: Casting (3)
Jewelry casting using the lost-wax investment technique. Production casting will be covered, including rubber-mold making and wax injecting for cast multiples. 
    Prerequisite: ACR 221. 
    Open only to art majors. 

324 Metals: Color (3)
Color in metal, including enameling and aluminum and refractory metal anodizing. 
    Prerequisite: ACR 221. 
    Open only to art majors. 

331 Glass: Special Topics (3)
Investigation of a specific topic in glass (neon, pate de verre, torchworking, complex casting, electroplating). Topic to be announced. 
    Prerequisite: ACR 231 or 233. 
    A total of 9 hours of credit may be earned, but no more than 3 in any one semester or term. 
    Open only to art majors. 

332 Intermediate Glass Blowing (3)
Intermediate techniques of blown glass and cold glass fabrication, and introduction to studio equipment maintenance. 
    Prerequisite: ACR 231. 
    Open only to art majors. 

333 Intermediate Glass Casting (3)
Intermediate glass casting and kiln forming. 
    Prerequisite: ACR 233. 
    Open only to art majors. 

334 Glass: Cold Working (3)
Advanced cold working techniques. Focuses on glass surface manipulation, cutting, polishing, and laminating.     
    Prerequisite:
ACR 231 or 233. 
    Open only to art majors. 

335 Glass: Advanced Studio (3)
Advanced investigation of glass with an emphasis on individual style augmented by research and defining a personal studio practice. 
    Prerequisite: ACR 332, 333, or 334. 
    Open only to art majors. 

369 Craft Internship (1-3)
Five to ten weeks of supervised summer work-related experience within or outside the university community.
    Prerequisite: portfolio review by area faculty, junior standing; permission of the director of the school. 
    A total of 3 hours of credit may be earned. 
    Open only to art majors. 

415 Independent Study in Crafts (1-3)
Designed for professionally oriented students allowing them to select and explore more intensively a special area. 
    Prerequisite: sponsorship by an art faculty member; permission of the director of the school.  
    A total of 6 hours of credit may be earned, but no more than 3 in any one semester or term. 

416 Ceramics: Throwing 3 (3)
An in-depth exploration of forming vertically and horizontally on the wheel; continued study of form, glaze, and idea. 
    Prerequisite: ACR 314. 

417 Ceramics: Hand Building 3 (3)
Continued study of hand building techniques, form, and idea based on individual student needs. 
    Prerequisite: ACR 315. 

418 Ceramics: Senior Project (3)
Synthesis and culmination of studio experiences in the major content area, with a student exhibition as the concluding effort. In addition, there must be documentation through slides, resume, and artist statement. 
    Prerequisite: ACR 416, 417; permission of the ceramics faculty and the director of the school. 
    Open only to art majors. 

425 Metals: Advanced Fabrication (3)
Advanced construction techniques including catches, hinges, stone settings, etc. Basic forging will also be covered. 
    Prerequisite: ACR 323. 

426 Metals: Advanced Surface Techniques (3)
Advanced surface techniques including chasing and repoussé, metal inlays and laminations, patination, and other surface embellishments. 
    Prerequisite: ACR 324. 

427 Metals: New Technologies (3)
New technologies in metalsmithing. Extended study of contemporary technologies such as electroforming, plastics, and photoetching. 
    Prerequisite: ACR 425. 

428 Metals: Senior Project (3)
Synthesis of experience in metals culminating in an exhibition of work. In addition, there must be documentation through slide portfolio and resume. Should be taken during the final semester of undergraduate work. 
    Prerequisite: ACR 427; permission of the metals faculty and the director of the school. 
    Open only to art majors. 

436 Glass: Advanced Problems (3) 
Advanced investigation of glass with an emphasis on individual style augmented by research and defining a personal studio practice.
    Prerequisite: ACR 332, 333, or 334.
    A total of 6 hours of credit may be earned, but no more than 3 in any one semester or term. 
    Open only to art majors. 

437 Professional Practices in Glass (3)
Focuses on portfolio preparation, job opportunities, residencies, galleries, contracts, and commissions.
    Prerequisite: ACR 332, 333, or 334. 
    Open only to art majors. 

438 Senior Project in Glass (3)
Synthesis and culmination of studio experiences in glass culminating in an exhibition of work. Documentation of work, resume, and artist statement. 
    Prerequisite: ACR 436; 24 credit hours in glass; sponsorship by the glass faculty; permission of the director of the school. 
    Open only to art majors. 

498 Seminar in Crafts (3-9)
Group or individual investigation and experience in various concepts, media, and techniques as related to the crafts. 
    Prerequisite: completion of 30 hours of art courses and permission of the director of the school. 
    A total of 9 hours of credit may be earned.

ART: DESIGN (ADS)

101 Foundations 1 (3)
Exploration of basic art principles, elements, and concepts emphasizing spatial organization of the two-dimensional plane. Also employs basic media, techniques, and tools emphasizing craftsmanship. 
    Parallel recommended: AFA 101. 
    Open only to art majors. 

102 Foundations 2 (3)
Continued exploration and application of basic art principles and elements to organize three-dimensional space. Also employs basic media, techniques, and tools with emphasis on artisanship. 
    Prerequisite: ADS 101 or CAP 101. 
    Parallel recommended: AFA 202. 

241 Introduction to Visual Communication (3)
Introduction and orientation to concepts and skills necessary for visual communication in two and three dimensions. Fundamentals of structure, color, typography, and tools are emphasized. 
    Prerequisite: ADS 101 or CAP 101; ADS 102 or CAP 102; AFA 101 or CAP 162; AFA 202. 
    Open only to art majors. Offered only fall semester. 

242 Type and Image (3)
Consideration of typography in relation to visual organization; color theory and its application to communication. Type and image are covered in experimental and practical formats. 
    Prerequisite: ADS 241; admission to the graphic design sequence through portfolio review. 
    Open only to visual communication majors. 

300 Design Workshop (1-3)
A hands-on workshop experience to focus on the development of specialized skills and techniques that apply to the area of design. Specific content will be announced before each offering. A particular topic can only be taken once. 
    Prerequisite: to be announced before each offering. 
    A total of 3 hours of credit may be earned. 
    Open only to art majors. 

301 Visual Communication Technologies 1 (3)
Exploration of technology that could include beginning Web design, multimedia, motion graphics, and other relevant topics to the design discipline. 
    Prerequisite: to be announced before each offering. 
    Open only to visual communication majors. 

302 Visual Communication Technologies 2 (3)
Exploration of technology that could include intermediate and advanced Web design, multimedia, motion graphics, and other relevant topics to the design discipline. 
    Prerequisite: to be announced before each offering. 
    Open only to visual communication majors. 

341 Visual Communication 1 (3)
Exploration of creative thematic development through all stages of the design process. Technical elements of type specification, computer implementation, and graphic communication production. 
    Prerequisite: ADS 242. 
    Open only to visual communication majors. 

342 Visual Communication 2 (3)
Concentrated problem analysis ephasizing symbology, typography, and image development. Continued integration of computers in the design process. 
    Prerequisite: ADS 341. 
    Open only to visual communication majors. 

415 Independent Study in Design (1-3)
Designed for professionally oriented students, allowing them to select and more intensively explore a special area. 
    Prerequisite: sponsorship by an art faculty member; permission of the director of the school. 
    A total of 6 hours of credit may be earned, but no more than 3 in any one semester or term. 

441 Visual Communication 3 (3)
Advanced problem solving in sequential and three-dimensional forms. 
    Prerequisite: ADS 342. 
    Open only to visual communication majors. 

442 Visual Communication 4 (3)
Advanced problem solving in visual communication. Refinement of presentation techniques and resume and portfolio development. 
    Prerequisite: ADS 441. 
    Open only to visual communication majors. 

443 Special Topics in Visual Communication (3-9)
Intensive exploration of strategies and visual development within specific design areas. Could include computer, letterpress, exhibition and signage, packaging, typography, publications, illustration, or development of concept and content. 
    Prerequisite: ADS 341 or permission of the instructor. 
    A total of 9 hours of credit may be earned. 
    Open only to art majors. 

471 Visual Communication Practicum (3)
Problem solving within and/or outside of the university community. Group and/or individual projects for clients. Requires portfolio review and permission of the instructor. 
    Prerequisite: ADS 341. 
    A total of 6 hours of credit may be earned, but no more than 3 in any one semester or term. 
    Open only to art majors. 

480 Senior Design Thesis (3)
Intensive study with research and resolution of a current problem in visual communication as a capstone experience. 
    Prerequisite: ADS 342; sponsorship by an art faculty member; permission of the director of the school. 
    Open only to visual communication majors. 

498 Seminar in Design (3-9)
Group or individual investigation and experiences in the fine arts beyond the scope of regular course work. 
    Prerequisite: completion of 30 hours of credit in art or permission of the director of the school. 
    A total of 9 hours of credit may be earned.

ART: EDUCATION (AED) 

201 Introduction to Art Education (3)
Introduction to art education as a teaching profession. Emphasizes investigating artistic growth of normal and special populations and the materials, techniques, tools, art concepts, and strategies appropriate for teaching art to such students. 
    Prerequisite: ADS 102 or CAP 102; AFA 202. 
    Open only to art majors. 

303 Visual Education Methods (3)
A teaching methods class for education majors and other majors using visual images for instructional purposes. Includes content, sequencing, and assessment. 
    Prerequisite: ADS 102 or CAP 102; AFA 202; AHS 102 for art majors; ENG 104 or 114 for other majors. 
    Open only to art majors or by permission of the instructor. 

304 Art Curriculum and Instruction (3)
Curriculum content, planning, teaching strategies, assessment in art education by developing a thematically based unit of art education lessons. 
    Prerequisite: ADS 102 or CAP 102; AFA 202; AHS 101, 102; C or better grade in AED 201; admission to the Teachers College. 
    Open only to art majors. 

305 Art Teaching and Learning Practicum (3)
Direct experience in planning, implementing, and evaluating art education teaching strategies with elementary-age students, including classroom management, budgets, and media decisions. Developed from a self-created unit. Laboratory teaching time is arranged. 
    Prerequisite: C or better grade in AED 304. 
    Open only to art majors. 

399 Classroom Use of Methods and Materials: Art (3)
A study of methods, materials, curricula, and issues relating to high school and middle school level visual arts education. 
    Prerequisite: C or better grade in AED 305. 
    Open only to art majors. 

415 Independent Study in Art Education (1-3)
Permits professionally oriented art students to select and more intensively explore an area of art education. 
    Prerequisite: sponsorship of an art faculty member; permission of the director of the school. 
    A total of 6 hours of credit may be earned, but no more than 3 in any one semester or term. 
    Open only to students with areas in art. 

498 Seminar in Art Education (1-9)
Topical seminar with emphasis on critical thinking and discourse as practices of the professional artist and art educator, including both group and individual investigation and experiences. 
    Prerequisite: ADS 102 or CAP 102; AFA 202; AHS 102. 
    A total of 9 hours of credit may be earned. 
    Open only to art majors.

ART: FINE ARTS (AFA)

101 Drawing 1 (3)
Introduction to drawing, the application of basic principles and elements of art as they relate to drawing concepts. Emphasizes development of perceptual awareness and familiarity with a broad range of media and techniques. Core Transfer Library: Fine Arts (IFA 1320) 
    Parallel recommended: ADS 101. 
    Open only to art majors. 

202 Figure Drawing (3)
Life drawing. Intensive study of the human figure. Descriptive, expressive, and interpretive methods of imaging the figure are explored, and a variety of materials and techniques are introduced. 
    Prerequisite: AFA 101 or CAP 161 and 162. 
    Parallel: ADS 102 or CAP 102. 
    Open only to art majors.

211 Painting 1 (3)
Introduction to painting: study of basic considerations of image making with oil paint. Focuses on media, techniques, design elements, and concepts. 
    Prerequisite: ADS 102 or CAP 102; AFA 202. 

217 Watercolor 1 (3)
Introduction to materials and techniques of transparent watercolor as they apply to the solution of painting problems. 
    Prerequisite: ADS 102 or CAP 102; AFA 202. 

221 Sculpture 1 (3)
Introduction to traditional and contemporary sculpture. The materials associated with additive, subtractive, and substitution techniques will be demonstrated. 
    Prerequisite: ADS 102 or CAP 102; AFA 202. 

231 Introduction to Printmaking (3)
Beginning printmaking techniques with an emphasis on intaglio and relief processes. 
    Prerequisite: ADS 102 or CAP 102; AFA 202. 

300 Studio Workshop (1-3)
A hands-on workshop experience to focus on the development of specialized skills and techniques that applies to the studio areas of fine art. Specific content will be announced before each offering. A particular topic can only be taken once. 
    Prerequisite: to be announced before each offering. 
    A total of 3 hours of credit may be earned. 
    Open only to art majors. 

301 Drawing: Point of View (3)
Introduces a variety of compositional formats and strategies based in observational practice. Examines historical and contemporary conceptions of space and considers point of view as both a physical and conceptual construct. Explores representational, abstract, and non-objective modes of drawing. 
    Prerequisite: ADS 102 or CAP 102; AFA 202. 
    Open only to art majors. 

302 Drawing: Narrative and Metaphor (3)
Focuses on drawings that use narrative and metaphor as points of departure. Emphasis on invention, use of visual and non-visual source material, and synthesis of refined drawing skills. Explores representational, abstract, and non-objective modes of drawing. 
    Prerequisite: ADS 102 or CAP 102; AFA 202. 
    Open only to art majors. 

303 Intermediate Figure Drawing (3) 
Explores a variety of concepts and materials as they relate to the complexities and dynamics of the human form. Expands upon the ability to observe and communicate through descriptive, expressive and interpretive methods. Focuses on both historical and contemporary figure drawing. 
    Prerequisite: ADS 102 or CAP 102; AFA 202. 
    Open only to art majors. 

304 Experimental Figure Drawing (3)
Explores the human figure as a catalyst for subject matter using a broad range of materials, surfaces, and processes. Focuses on drawing the human figure from observation and imagination. Includes process oriented and expressive styles. 
    Prerequisite: ADS 102 or CAP 102; AFA 202. 
    Open only to art majors. 

305 Drawing from Nature (3)
Drawing explored through visual responses to the environment and natural subject matter. Includes field trips and site specific sketching and journaling. 
    Prerequisite: ADS 102 or CAP 102; AFA 202. 
    Open only to art majors. 

312 Figure Painting (3)
Exploration of descriptive, expressive, and interpretive methods of painting the figure using a variety of contemporary and historical techniques and approaches. 
    Prerequisite: AFA 211. 
    Open only to art majors. 

313 Painting: Concepts and Contexts (3)
Includes studio exercises, readings, and critiques. Explores painting problems in relation to conceptual and theoretical issues in the history of painting. 
    Prerequisite: AFA 211. 
    Open only to art majors. 

314 Painting: Materials and Strategies (3)
Introduces mixing paint from raw materials, emphasizing acrylic mediums. Exploration of technical, formal, and pictorial problems with emphasis on individual solutions. 
    Prerequisite: AFA 211. 
    Open only to art majors. 

315 Narrative Painting (3)
Explores narrative strategies in painting using contemporary and historical approaches. Focus on representational to expressive methods of figurative story-based painting. 
    Prerequisite: AFA 211. 
    Open only to art majors. 

316 Special Topics in Painting (3)
Investigation of a particular topic, problem, or issue in painting. Topic to be announced. 
    Prerequisite: AFA 211, 217. 
    A total of 6 hours of credit may be earned, but no more than 3 in any one semester or term. 
    Open only to art majors. 

317 Encaustics (3)
Studio exercises, problems, and critiques in relation to the ancient medium of encaustic (hot wax) painting. Develop technical skills with an emphasis on contemporary individual creative solutions. 
    Prerequisite: AFA 211. 
    A total of 6 hours of credit may be earned, but no more than 3 in any one semester or term. 
    Open only to art majors. 

322 Sculpture 2 (3)
Continued exploration of materials used in formal sculpture; welded and forged metal, wood construction and carving, stone carving, clay, wax, and plastic. 
    Prerequisite: AFA 221. 
    Open only to art majors. 

323 Sculpture: Introduction to Casting (3)
Introduction to and emphasis on the basic techniques and concepts of mold making and casting aluminum, bronze, and plastics. 
    Prerequisite: AFA 221. 

324 Sculpture: Wood (3)
Introduction to wood fabrication, shaping, and finishing as it applies to functional and non-functional objects. 
    Prerequisite: AFA 221. 

325 Sculpture: Casting and Mold Making (3)
Continuation of AFA 323. Advanced casting and mold-making procedures. Individual development of the concepts and techniques associated with the casting process. 
    Prerequisite: AFA 323. 

341 Intaglio Printmaking 1 (3)
Intermediate-level printmaking dealing with basic intaglio techniques. Emphasizes ability to deal creatively and conceptually with the technical process. 
    Prerequisite: AFA 231. 
    Open only to art majors. 

342 Intaglio Printmaking 2 (3)
Advanced printmaking dealing with basic intaglio techniques including line etching, drypoint, engraving, softground, and aquatint. Open-ended problem solving and in-depth study emphasizing the ability to deal creatively and conceptually with the technical process. 
    Prerequisite: AFA 341. 

351 Lithography 1 (3)
Fundamental processes of drawing and printing lithographs using stones and aluminum plates. Drawing and painting techniques are used to develop images. 
    Prerequisite: AFA 231. 
    Open only to art majors. 

352 Lithography 2 (3)
Further development and investigation of the processes of lithography, including color. Exploration of stone and metal plate techniques. 
    Prerequisite: AFA 351. 

361 Relief Printmaking 1 (3)
Fundamental procedures of relief printing from the woodblock and other surfaces emphasizing the use of color and new approaches. Developed images are expected to have a relationship to this print medium. 
    Prerequisite: AFA 231. 
    Open only to art majors. 

362 Relief Printmaking 2 (3)
Continuation of procedures of relief printing from the woodblock and other surfaces emphasizing the use of color and new approaches. Develop images that have a relationship to this print medium. 
    Prerequisite: AFA 361. 
    Open only to art majors. 

371 Serigraphy 1 (3)
Introductory printmaking dealing with the processes of serigraphy, including the basic stencil techniques and their variations, photo silk-screen processes, and the use of color. Emphasizes the ability to deal creatively with the silk-screen process; silk-screen as a fine art form. 
    Prerequisite: AFA 231. 
    Open only to art majors. 

372 Serigraphy 2 (3)
Continued exploration of printmaking in serigraphy designed to increase sophistication in serigraphic techniques, approaches, concepts, and use of color. 
    Prerequisite: AFA 371. 
    A total of 9 hours of credit may be earned, but no more than 3 in any one semester or term. 
    Open only to art majors. 

381 Bookmaking (3)
Creative investigation of book structures (folded, glued, sewn) with an emphasis on integration of sequential imagery and type. A variety of media and approaches are presented including photo-etching and letterpress. Personal creativity is emphasized. 
    Prerequisite: AFA 231. 
    A total of 6 hours of credit may be earned, but no more than 3 in any one semester or term. 
    Open only to art majors. 

405 Advanced Topics in Drawing (3)
Advanced investigation of drawing with an emphasis on individual exploration and conceptual development. Focuses on diverse approaches to drawing, thematic development, and research. 
    Prerequisite: 6 hours from AFA 301 or 302 or 303 or 304. 
    Open only to art majors. 

406 Independent Directions in Drawing (3)
Self-directed studio production and research in drawing. Development of a series of drawings that explore a personal direction. 
    Prerequisite: AFA 405. 
    Open only to art majors. 

415 Independent Study in Fine Arts (1-3)
Designed for professionally oriented students, allowing them to select and explore more intensively a special topic. 
    Prerequisite: sponsorship by an art faculty member and permission of the director of the school. 
    A total of 6 hours of credit may be earned, but no more than 3 in any one semester or term. 

416 Painting: Advanced Studio Practice (3)
Individualized advanced-level problems in painting, continuing the emphasis on personal conceptual goals. 
    Prerequisite: 18 credit hours in painting. 
    Open only to art majors. 

417 Independent Directions in Painting (3)
Self-directed studio production and research in painting. Development of a series of paintings that explore a personal direction. 
    Prerequisite: 18 credit hours in painting. 
    Open only to art majors. 

426 Sculpture: Advanced Problems (3)
Designed to extend technical understanding and aesthetic development beyond the fundamental level. 
    Prerequisite: AFA 322 or 323 or 324. 
    A total of 9 hours of credit may be earned, but no more than 3 in any one semester or term. 
    Open only to art majors. 

443 Intaglio Printmaking 3 (3)
Advanced printmaking emphasizing aesthetic decision making involving the intaglio process through the knowledge of technique and use of personal artistic choices. 
    Prerequisite: AFA 342. 
    Open only to art majors. 

444 Intaglio Printmaking 4 (3)
Application of the technical and aesthetic aspects of advanced intaglio printmaking emphasizing individualized instruction and problem solving. 
    Prerequisite: AFA 443. 
    Open only to art majors. 

453 Lithography 3 (3)
Investigation of additional drawing and painting techniques as they relate to lithography. Further development of printing skills and the lithographic image. 
    Prerequisite: AFA 352. 
    Open only to art majors. 

454 Lithography 4 (3)
Emphasizes color printing. More fully develops skills as an artist and as a printer in the lithographic medium. 
    Prerequisite: AFA 453. 
    Open only to art majors. 

487 Senior Project in Drawing (3)
Synthesis and culmination of undergraduate studio experiences in drawing, with a student exhibition as the concluding effort. 
    Prerequisite: 18 credit hours in drawing; sponsorship by an art faculty member; permission of the director of the school. 

489 Senior Project in Painting (3)
Synthesis and culmination of undergraduate studio experiences in painting, with a student exhibition and supporting written composition as the concluding effort. 
    Prerequisite: AFA 416; 18 credit hours in painting; sponsorship by an art faculty member; permission of the director of the school. 

491 Senior Project in Sculpture (3)
Synthesis and culmination of undergraduate studio experiences in sculpture, with a student exhibition as the concluding effort. 
    Prerequisite: 21 credit hours in sculpture; sponsorship by a sculpture faculty member; permission of the director of the school. 

493 Senior Project in Printmaking (3)
Synthesis and culmination of undergraduate studio experience in printmaking, with a student exhibition as the concluding effort. 
    Prerequisite: 27 credit hours in printmaking; sponsorship by a printmaking faculty member; and permission of the director of the school. 

498 Seminar in Fine Arts (3-9)
Individual investigation and experience in the fine arts. 
    Prerequisite: completion of 30 hours of credit in art; permission of the director of the school. 
    A total of 9 hours of credit may be earned.

ART: HISTORY (AHS) 

100 Introduction to Art (3)
Through a survey of art and artifacts from ancient through modern times and the historical and social elements that helped to shape them, course offers an introduction to understanding and appreciating painting, sculpture, and architecture. Core Transfer Library: Fine Arts (IFA 1310)
    Open only to students not majoring in art. 

101 History of Art Survey 1 (3)
Introduction to art and architecture as social products of a global human history. Both the similarity and diversity of human social organizations and the role of visual culture in time will be discussed. Prehistoric, tribal, Asian, Ancient, and European to the end of the Middle Ages. Core Transfer Library: Fine Arts (IFA 1311) 
    Open only to art majors and art history minor. 

102 History of Art Survey 2 (3)
Continuation of history of art survey sequence. Western art from the fifteenth century to the present. Core Transfer Library: Fine Arts (IFA 1312) 
    Prerequisite: AHS 101. 
    Open only to art majors and art history minor.  

200 Critical Perspectives on Contemporary Art (3)
Basic art criticism applied to the critical analysis and investigation of contemporary art examples from western and non-western cultures and a range of artistic media. Course activities include lecture, group discussion, team presentations, and attendance of art events outside of class. 
    Open only to non-art majors. 

201 Art Criticism and Meaning (3)
Employs lecture, discussion groups, and critical writing to explore aesthetics and content in art, in response to texts in art history, theory, and criticism, case studies in art history, and developments in contemporary art. 
    Prerequisite: AHS 102. 
    Open only to art majors. 

220 Art in the United States (3)
Survey of the development of painting, sculpture, decorative arts, and architecture in the United States from the colonial period to the mid-twentieth century within the context of the country’s history, including social and cultural interests. 
    Prerequisite: AHS 100 or 102 or permission of the instructor. 
    Open to all students. 

241 Gothic Art (3)
Art and architecture in Europe from the twelfth-century beginnings of the French Gothic to the early fifteenth-century Flemish school. Emphasis on stylistic and technical innovations in the context of shifting ideals, patronage, and artistic production. 
    Prerequisite: AHS 100 or 101 or permission of the instructor. 
    Open to all students. 

251 High Renaissance in Italy (3)
Visual arts of Italy from the end of the fifteenth century to the end of the sixteenth century, with emphasis on production in Florence, Rome, and the Veneto. Leonardo, Michelangelo, Raphael, Titian, Palladio, and their contemporaries are investigated in the context of patronage, studio practice, and the developments in art theory. 
    Prerequisite: AHS 100 or 102. 
    Open to all students. 

252 Baroque and Rococo Art (3)
Visual arts of western Europe from the 1590s through the 1750s as High Renaissance precedents were creatively transformed in response to such imperatives as the Counter-Reformation, absolute monarchy and rebellion, colonial empires, and free-market capital. 
    Prerequisite: AHS 100 or 102 or permission of the instructor. 
    Open to all students. 

253 Neoclassicism and Romanticism (3)
Visual arts of western Europe from 1750 to 1850, the time of the Enlightenment, the French Revolution, and Napoleonic empire, and the rise of England to global supremacy. Emphasis on the struggle in art between opposing poles of rationalism, historical precedent, and individualism. 
    Prerequisite: AHS 100 or 102 or permission of the instructor. 
    Open to all students. 

255 Impressionism and Post-Impressionism (3)
Exploration of the individual careers of artists associated with Impressionism and Post-Impressionism, including Monet, Renoir, Morisot, Degas, van Gogh, Gauguin, and others, within the context of contemporaneous society, scientific studies, and cultural transformations. 
    Prerequisite: AHS 100 or 102 or permission of the instructor. 
    Open to all students. 

261 Twentieth-Century Art (3)
Investigation of the stylistic, theoretical, and social dimensions of the visual arts through the 1900s, with emphasis on European avant-garde movements. 
    Prerequisite: AHS 100 or 102. 
    Open to all students. 

263 Contemporary Art (3)
Exploration of ideas, issues, and personalities involved with the production, reception, marketing, interpretation, and criticism of established and new media around the world in the generation of living artists. 
    Prerequisite: AHS 100 or 102. 
    Open to all students. 

264 Film Analysis (3)
Emphasizes understanding cinematic works through the analysis of styles and techniques employed by filmmakers. The historical evolution of these styles and techniques will be addressed, as well as social, cultural, and political influences. 
    Open to all students. 

265 Feminist Art History (3)
Investigation into the contributions women have made to the visual arts as artists, patrons and muses from ancient to contemporary times, emphasizing the feminist perspective. Open to all students.
    Prerequisite: AHS 100 or 102.

275 History of Photography (3)
Survey of technical, aesthetic, theoretical, and social issues in photography throughout its history from the early nineteenth century to the digital age. 
    Prerequisite: AHS 100 or 102. 
    Open to all students. 

290 Asian Art (3)
General survey of art and architecture in south, southeast, central, and east Asia from the prehistoric era to the advent of the industrial era. Emphasizes characteristic forms, techniques, and art theory in the context of developments in society and religion. 
    Prerequisite: AHS 100 or 101, or permission of the instructor. 

301 Special Topics in History of Art (3)
Survey and investigation of a particular topic, problem, or issue in art history with emphasis on those not covered in other courses (women in art, history of museums and collecting, problems in methodology, etc.). Exact content will be announced before each offering. A particular topic can only be taken once. 
    Prerequisite: AHS 100 or 101, or permission of the instructor. 
    A total of 9 hours of credit may be earned, but no more than 3 in any one semester or term. 

310 History of Visual Communication (3)
Detailed analysis of visual communication from the late nineteenth century to the present, with emphasis on European and American design. Influential movements, artists, designers, and technology that shape current design thinking will be highlighted. 
    Prerequisite: ADS 241 or permission of the instructor. 
    Open only to art majors. 

311 History of Three-Dimensional Design (3)
Interdisciplinary study of three-dimensional design and function as applied to furniture design, exhibition design, architecture, and decorative arts from the eighteenth century to the present with an emphasis on American and European design. 
    Prerequisite: AHS 102. 
    Open only to art majors and art history minors. 

415 Independent Study in Art History (1-3)
In consultation with faculty sponsor, a student may select and intensively explore a special topic. 
    Prerequisite: sponsorship by an art faculty member; permission of the director of the school. 
    A total of 6 hours of credit may be earned, but no more than 3 in any one semester or term.

450 Art Museum Theory and Practice (3)
Exploration of the art museum as a social institution: its history, principles, and operations. Paradoxes of function, and possible resolutions. Issues of audience. Organization, skills, and careers. Readings, discussion, and on-site activities. 
    Prerequisite: AHS 100 or 102.

480 Art History Senior Thesis (3)
Synthesis and culmination of the undergraduate art history curriculum. Capstone experience will be an academic paper or curated exhibition (actual or virtual) which demonstrates the student's research, analytical, and writing abilities. 
    Prerequisite: AHS 101, 102; completion of 15 hours of art history; sponsorship by an art history faculty member; permission of the director of the school. 
    Open only to art history majors.

498 Seminar in Art History (3-9)
Advanced class investigation in the history of the visual arts. 
    Prerequisite: completion of 30 hours of credit in art or permission of the director of the school. 
    A total of 9 hours of credit may be earned.

ART (ART) 

100 Art Orientation (1)
Introduces departmental, collegiate, and university courses, programs, practices, and policies. Explores majors, facilities, safety procedures, careers, and services available that concern art majors. 
    Open only to art majors. 

200 Introduction to Computer Art (3)
Introductory studio experience in the use of digital technology in the fine arts. Topics include digital imaging, motion graphics, editing, and computer animation. This course will also trace technologically driven art from pioneering efforts to current trends, and the central role played by computers in the field of electronic art. 
    Open only to art majors. 

211 Traditional Animation (3)
Introduces classic animation principles, experimentation, observation, professional practices, and project refinement. 
    Prerequisite: ADS 102 or CAP 102; AFA 202. 
    Open only to animation majors. 

212 Drawing for Animation (3)
Introduces volume and 2-axis perceptions facilitated by timeline creation and playback. Focuses on life drawing, animation, and body mechanics. 
    Prerequisite: ART 211.
    Parallel: ART 311.
    Open only to animation majors.

231 Photography 1 (3)
Introduction to photography as an expressive art form emphasizing the development of photographic vision as well as technical proficiency. Students furnish their own light meters and cameras with adjustable aperture, time setting, and focusing. 
    Prerequisite: ADS 102 or CAP 102; AFA 202. 
    Open only to art majors. 

232 Photography 2 (3)
Emphasizes the further exploration of fine art photography, technical and aesthetic concerns of photographic image making, and an introduction to contemporary photographic history, theories, and issues. 
    Prerequisite: ART 231. 
    Open only to art majors. 

233 Digital Imaging (3)
Emphasizes fine art image making, focusing on the use of photographic images within the digital environment. Topics include: techniques and aesthetics of digital imaging, digital cameras, scanning, fine art printing, and color management. Subtle image enhancement to complex compositing and manipulation will be explored. 
    Prerequisite: ART 200, 231. 
    A total of 6 hours of credit may be earned, but no more than 3 in any one semester or term. 
    Open only to art majors. 

290 Basic Art Media and Techniques (3)
Introductory art-making course for non-art majors. Students learn a range of basic drawing, painting, and ceramics media and techniques through projects, sketchbooks, art critiques, and collaborative activities in an art studio atmosphere. May be repeated.
     Open only to non-art majors.

299X Experimental/Developmental Topics (0-6)
Topics relevant to the discipline. Course titles to be announced before each semester. 
    A total of 6 hours of credit may be earned. 

300 Art Workshop (1-3)
A hands-on workshop experience to focus on the development of specialized skills and techniques that apply to the studio areas of photography, animation and electronic art. Specific content will be announced before each offering. A particular topic can only be taken once. 
    Prerequisite: to be announced before each offering. 
    A total of 3 hours of credit may be earned. 
    Open only to art majors. 

301 Advanced Computer Art (3)
Topical expansion on the use of digital technology in the fine arts such as digital imaging, motion graphics, digital video editing, and computer animation. Specific content will be announced before each offering. 
    Prerequisite: ADS 102 or CAP 102; AFA 202; ART 200. 
    A total of 6 hours of credit may be earned, but no more than 3 in any one semester or term. 
    Open only to art majors. 

311 Animation 1 (3)
Introduction to techniques and aesthetics of three-dimensional computer animation. Topics will include modeling, animation, surfaces, lighting, and rendering. 
    Prerequisite: ADS 102 or CAP 102; AFA 202; ART 200. 
    Parallel: ART 212. 
    Open only to animation majors. 

312 Animation 2 (3)
Expands upon three-dimensional computer animation concepts and techniques while developing narrative and experimental structures. Continued exploration of modeling, lighting, surfaces, dynamics, particle animation, compositing, and character animation. 
    Prerequisite: ART 311. 
    Parallel: ART 315. 
    Open only to animation majors. 

313 Animation 3 (3)
Advanced investigation in three-dimensional computer animation. Exploration of topics such as inverse kinematics, expressions, character animation, compositing, motion capture, batch processing, and distributed rendering. Storytelling and experimental approaches will be further developed. 
    Prerequisite: ART 312. 
    Parallel: ART 316. 
    Open only to animation majors. 

315 Character Design (3)
Focuses on visual character development from descriptions, scripts, reference, or biographies. Includes research, observation, experimentation, and construction. 
    Prerequisite: ART 212. 
    Parallel: ART 312. 
    Open only to animation majors. 

316 Storyboarding (3)
Explores large-scale narrative, entertainment, and explanation as a way to eliminate interior ideas, and logistics problems in storyboarding. 
    Prerequisite: ART 315. 
    Parallel: ART 313. 
    Open only to animation majors. 

321 Video and Intermedia Art 1 (3)
Comprehensive introduction to experimental video and its impact on contemporary new media art practices, surveying new media video art and artists in a range of formats including installation and performance. Technical demonstrations and workshops will cover camera, sound, lighting, pre-production, and digital editing techniques. 
    Prerequisite: ADS 102 or CAP 102; AFA 202; ART 200. 
    Open only to art majors. 

322 Video and Intermedia Art 2 (3)
Expands upon concepts, aesthetics, and techniques of video and time-based electronic art. Topics include digital video, interactive media, sound, installation, and experimental time-based genres. Work and readings by electronic and intermedia artists will be screened and discussed. 
    Prerequisite: ART 321. 
    Open only to art majors. 

323 Special Topics in Intermedia Art (3)
Emphasizes the exploration of specialized topics within video and intermedia art. Continues the development of new techniques and concepts. 
    Prerequisite: ART 322. 
    A total of 6 hours of credit may be earned, but no more than 3 in any one semester or term. 
    Open only to art majors. 

330 Color Photography (3)
Introduction to color printing and processing. Principles, techniques, and nuances of color photography are covered with emphasis on their fine art applications. Cameras with adjustable f-stops, shutter-speeds, and focus are necessary. 
    Prerequisite: ART 232. 
    Open only to art majors. 

331 Studio Photography (3) 
Emphasizes the creative potential of medium and large format photography as well as introducing artistic manipulation of lighting equipment in the studio and on location. Professional applications will also be addressed. 
    Prerequisite: ART 232. 
    Open only to art majors. 

332 Special Topics in Photography (3)
Investigation of a particular topic, problem, or issues in photography (alternative processes, performance, installation, mural printing, etc.). Specific content will be announced before offering. A particular topic can only be taken once. 
    Prerequisite: ART 232 and 233. 
    A total of 6 hours of credit may be earned, but no more than 3 in any one semester or term. 
    Open only to art majors. 

369 Department of Art Internship (3)
Ten or more weeks of supervised summer work-related experience. A selective review process must be passed before enrolling. Paid professional experience under supervision of department and professional sponsors. 
    Prerequisite: portfolio review by area faculty; overall grade-point average of 2.75; junior standing; permission of the director of the school. 
    Open only to art majors.

370 Art Immersive Project (1-6)
An interdisciplinary student-driven immersive art project that is guided by a faculty mentor.
    Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.
    A total of 12 hours of credit may be earned, but no more than 6 in any one semester or term.

411 Pre-Production (3)
Introduces a variety of artistic development solutions to facilitate large-scale project creation. Focuses on problem solving, research, organization, digital printing, and workflow. 
    Prerequisite: ART 316. 
    Parallel: ART 414. 
    Open only to animation majors. 

413 Special Topics in Animation (3-9)
Intensive investigation of a particular topic, problem, or project in animation. Specific content will be announced before offering. A particular topic can only be taken once. 
    Prerequisite: ART 311. 
    A total of 9 hours of credit may be earned. 
    Open only to animation art majors. 

414 Animation 4 (3)
Design and production of a collaborative or independent animation project. Projects can be produced independently or in collaboration with an interdisciplinary group of artists, animators, or composers. A pre-production package will be developed and approved by the instructor. Festival and exhibition opportunities will be explored. 
    Prerequisite: ART 313. 
    Parallel: ART 413.
    Open only to animation majors. 

415 Independent Study in Art (1-3)
Advanced independent exploration of topics in photography, animation, video, or intermedia art. 
    Prerequisite: sponsorship by a faculty member and permission of the director of the school. 
    A total of 6 hours of credit may be earned, but no more than 3 in any one semester or term. 
    Open only to art majors. 

424 Directions in Intermedia Art (3)
The development of a body of work refining approaches to video and intermedia art. Projects can be collaborative and interdisciplinary or independently produced. All work will be produced in consultation with the instructor. External exhibition opportunities will be explored. 
    Prerequisite: ART 323. 
    Open only to art majors. 

433 Directions in Photography (3)
Major emphasis on the development of the individual aesthetic. Addresses artistic direction, motivations, discipline, craft, critical abilities, and articulation of ideas. Photographic media to be used is at the discretion of the student. 
    Prerequisite: ART 233, 331; completion of 15 hours of credit in photography. 
    Open only to art majors. 

434 Advanced Directions in Photography (3)
A continuation of ART 433; emphasis on the further maturation of artistic abilities and intellect. Preparation for senior exhibition and post-graduation issues will be addressed. 
    Prerequisite: ART 433. 
    A total of 6 hours of credit may be earned, but no more than 3 in any one semester or term. 
    Open only to art majors. 

480 Senior Project in Photography and Intermedia Art (3)
Synthesis of undergraduate studio experiences in photography, video, and intermedia art culminating with a student exhibition.
    Prerequisite: completion of 24 hours of credit in photography and intermedia art; sponsorship by an art faculty member; permission of the director of the school. 
    Parallel: ART 434 for photography option. 
    Open only to art majors. 

490 Senior Project in Animation (3)
Synthesis and culmination of undergraduate studio experiences in animation with a student exhibition as the capstone experience. 
    Prerequisite: ART 411, 414; completion of 27 credit hours in animation; sponsorship by an art faculty member; permission of the director of the school. 
    Open only to animation majors. 

498 Seminar in Art (3)
Group or individual investigation and experiences in photography, animation, video, or intermedia art. 
    Prerequisite: completion of 30 hours of credit in art; permission of the director of the school. 
    A total of 9 hours of credit may be earned, but no more than 3 in any one semester or term. 
    Open only to art majors.

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