Undergraduate Courses

Subject course numbers in parentheses at the end of the course description represent the course equivalent in the Texas Common Course Numbering System.

1301 Introduction to the Visual Arts (3-0) An introductory course leading to an understanding of the visual arts. (ARTS 1301)

1316 Drawing I (2-4) An introduction to drawing fundamentals with stress upon observations and techniques involving various drawing media. (ARTS 1316)

1311 Design I (2-4) An introduction to the fundamentals of two-dimensional design. (ARTS 1311)

1312 Design II (2-4) Three dimensional design and color theory. May be taken before Design I. (ARTS 1312)

1317 Drawing II (2-4) Continuation of drawing skills and techniques as begin in Drawing I with emphasis on compositional skills. Prerequisite: ART 1301 or permission from instructor.

2316 Painting I (2-4) Exploring opaque painting media (oil or acrylic) with emphasis on color and composition. (ARTS 2316). Prerequisite: ART 1302 or 1303 or permission of instructor.

2366 Watercolor (2-4) Exploring transparent painting media (watercolor or tempera) with emphasis on methods and techniques. Prerequisite: ART 1302 or 1303 or permission of instructor.

2313 Design Communication I (2-4) An introduction to the basic processes and techniques of advertising art. Prerequisite: ART 1302 or 1303 or permission of instructor.

2304 Independent Study in Art Independent investigation into an art subject area: i.e. in only one area such as painting, drawing, sculpture, design, ceramics, printmaking, jewelry, fibers or art education. May be repeated for different subject areas.

2346 Ceramics I (2-4) An introduction to basic ceramic processes, including wheel throwing, handbuilding, glazing and firing. (ARTS 2346)

2347 Ceramics II (2-4) A further exploration of intermediate ceramic processes, including wheel throwing, glazing and kiln firing. Prerequisite: ART 2305 or permission of instructor. (ARTS 2347)

2326 Sculpture (2-4) Exploratory studies in the principles, materials and techniques of sculpture. (ARTS 2326)

2311 Alternative Methods of Photography (2-4) A survey of nontraditional photographic printing process such as Van Dyke Brown, Cyanotype, Solarization and Texture Screens. Prerequisite: IT 2304.

3301 Advanced Art Studio (2-4) Advanced investigation into an art subject area; i.e., in only one area such as as drawing and painting, design and advertising art, ceramics, printmaking, jewelry, weaving and fibers and in exceptional cases, art education. The course may be repeated for credit with varied letter designate for area of specialization. Required for art majors, preferably taken in junior year.

3302 Printmaking (2-4) An introduction to the basic printmaking processes including collagraphic, intaglio, stencil and relief.

3303 Art Theory I (2-2) Elementary Art Theory A survey of basic methods and issues related to the understanding of aesthetic achievement in the elementary art programs. This course is required for elementary art education majors.

3304 Art History I (3-0) A survey of painting, sculpture, architecture and other arts from prehistoric times through the Gothic period.

3305 Art History II (3-0) A survey of painting, sculpture, architecture and other arts from the Christian era through the Impressionism period. May be taken before Art History I.

3306 Seminar in Art (3-0) A discussion of subjects such as resume and folio development, art careers, art marketing and sales and other areas which are of interest and importance to all art students. Required for art majors, preferably taken in junior year.

3307 Women in Art (3-0) Art history class tracing the overlooked area of women in art.

3308 Contemporary Art History (3-0) A survey of painting, sculpture, architecture and other arts from post-Impressionist to contemporary period.

3309 Crafts (2-2) An introduction to art theories and methods governing the teaching of craft activities in the classroom. Required for art education majors.

3310 Special Topics (3-0) Topics to be selected from history and literature of art, art in the general culture, techniques of teaching art in the public schools or other topics in the field of art. May be repeated for credit when the topic varies.

2323 Life Drawing I (3-2) Advanced drawing class that involves drawing fundamentals in relationship to the human for with stress on observation and human anatomy. May be taken for up to nine hours of credit. Each semester of work is progressively more advanced than the previous semester. Prerequisites: ART 1302 or the permission of the instructor.

3312 Rock Art (1-3) Art history class tracing the indigenous art of American Indians in this area.

3313 European Art and Architecture (3-0) A "hands-on" investigation of the artistic and architectural styles and historically significant works of art in European cultures. The course meets the multicultural requirements.

3314 Latin America Art Survey (3-0) A survey of painting, sculpture, architecture and other arts from pre-Columbian times through the presennt day of Latin America.

3315 Art Theory II (2-2) A survey of advanced methods related to the understanding of aesthetic achievement in the secondary art programs. This course is required for art education majors.

3316 Extruded Ceramics (3-3) An exploration to the use os the ceramic extruderas a ceramic design tool. Students will learn to make and use dies to create ceramic extrusions to be used as design elements in finished works. Prerequisite: Ceramics 1 or permission from instructor.

3317 Handmade Ceramic Tile(3-3) An exploration in the designing, making and decorating of handmade ceramic tile. Students will design and create tile using the slab method as well as the hand pressed method to create a body of original tile that can be used in table tops, counter tops or any other tile application. Prerequisite: Ceramics 1, Design 1, or permission from the instructor.

3318 Pinhole Photography(2-4) An introduction to the pinhole photography experiance through artistic means. Students will design and build a pinhole camera and create a portfolio of finished pinhole photgraphs.

3319 Photography: Specific Topics (2-4) A course dealing with topics in the study of photography such as darkroom, techniques, printing processes, and photographic processes. May be repeated when topics vary. Prerequisite: IT 2304

3326 Jewelry (1-4) Basic techniques in working with the process for creating jewelry, hollowware and small sculpture.

4301 Art Studio Concentration (2-4)* Advanced investigation into an art subject area; i.e., in only one area such as drawing and painting, design and advertising art, ceramics, printmaking, jewelry, weaving and fibers and, in exceptional cases, art education. This course is often offered in summer terms under visiting artists. The course may be repeated for credit up to three times with letter designate for area of specialization. Prerequisites: ART 3301, must have passed assessment review. *A visiting artist workshop is offered under these numbers during some summer terms.