ART 1301 (ARTS 1301) Art Appreciation (3-0). An introductory course leading to an understanding of the Visual Arts.
ART 1303 (ARTS 1303) Art History I (3-0). A survey of the art and architecture of the Western World from prehistoric times through the Gothic Period.
ART 1304 (ARTS 1304) Art History II (3-0). A survey of the art and architecture of the Western World from the Early Renaissance to the contemporary period. Qualifies for general education credit.
ART 1311 (ARTS 1311) Design I (2-4). An introduction to the fundamentals of two-dimensional design.
ART 1312 (ARTS 1312) Design II (2-4). Three-dimensional design and color theory. (May be taken before Design I)
ART 1316 (ARTS 1316) Drawing I (2-4). An introduction to drawing fundamentals with stress upon observations and techniques involving various drawing media.
ART 1317 (ARTS 1317) Drawing II (2-4). Continuation of drawing skills and techniques as begun in Drawing I (1316) with emphasis on compositional skills. Prerequisite: ART 1316.
ART 2304 Independent Study in Art (2-4). Independent investigation into an art subject area: i.e. in only one area such as painting, drawing, digital art, animation, 3D graphics, sculpture, design, ceramics, printmaking, jewelry, fibers or art education. May be repeated for different subject areas.
ART 2313 (ARTS 2313) Design Communications I (2-4). Understanding how to use the fundamentals of design such as line, shape, color, texture, and typography to create posters, logos, and other visual needs for clients.
ART 2316 (ARTS 2316) Painting I (2-4). Exploring opaque painting media (oil or acrylic) with emphasis on color and composition.
ART 2323 (ARTS 2323) Life Drawing I (3-2). Advanced drawing class that involves drawing fundamentals in relationship to the human form 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. Prerequisite: ART 1316.
ART 2326 (ARTS 2326) Sculpture I (2-4). Exploratory studies in the principles, materials, and techniques of sculpture. (ARTS 2326)
ART 2346 (ARTS 2346) Ceramics I (2-4). An introduction to basic ceramic processes, including wheel throwing, hand building, glazing and firing.
ART 2347 (ARTS 2347) Ceramics II (2-4). A further exploration of intermediate ceramic processes, including wheel throwing, glazing and kiln firing. Prerequisite: ART 2346.
ART 2366 (ARTS) Watercolor I (2-4). Exploring transparent painting media (watercolor or tempera) with emphasis on methods and techniques.
ART 3301 Art Studio Concentration (2-4). First level of advanced investigation into a studio art subject area such as drawing and painting, ceramics, sculpture, printmaking, animation, 3D graphics, or digital art. The course may be repeated for credit up to three times in an area of specialization. Student will need to discuss their artistic background with the instructor.
ART 3302 Printmaking (2-4). An introduction to the basic printmaking processes including calligraphic, intaglio, stencil, and relief.
ART 3303 Art Theory and Practice for Children and Adolescents (2-2). This course is a survey and analysis of the theories and practices of teaching art to children and adolescents. Topics include artistic development, art programming content, philosophies, methodologies, objectives, and assessment with a survey of advanced methods related to the understanding of aesthetics achievement in the secondary art programs. This course is required for are education majors.
ART 3304 Fused and Slumped Glass (2-4). This course is an introduction to fused and slumped glass experienced through artistic means. Students will learn glass studio practice, safety, glass cutting techniques, kiln operation and maintenance.
ART 3308 Contemporary Art History (3-0). A survey of painting, sculpture, architecture, and other arts from Post-Impressionist to Contemporary Period.
ART 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.
ART 3310 Special Topics (3-0). Topics to be selected from history and literature of art, traditional and studio 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 topic varies.)
ART 3317 Handmade Ceramic Tile (3-3). An exploration in the designing, making and decorating of handmade ceramic tile. Students will design and create tiles 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 I, Design I or permission of the instructor.
ART 3323 18th and 19th Century Art (3-0). A survey of the art and architecture of the 18th and 19th centuries. This course may focus on a particular subject or topic of art of the 18th and 19th centuries, including but not limited to, the Rococo, Neoclassicism, the Art of the Academy, Romanticism, French Realism and Impressionism. May be repeated for credit as the topic varies.
ART 4301 Advanced Studio Concentration I (2-4). QEP MAPPED COURSE Second level of advanced investigation into a studio art subject area such as drawing and painting, ceramics, sculpture, printmaking, animation, 3D graphics, or digital art. These classes develop formal competence in the technical mastery of materials. Comprehensive compositional and formal skills, expressive characteristics in the visualization of ideas and innovative formal considerations.
ART 4302 Advanced Studio Concentration II (2-4). Advanced investigation into a studio art subject area; i.e., drawing and painting, ceramics, sculpture, printmaking, animation, 3D graphics, or digital art. These classes develop formal competence in the technical mastery of materials, comprehensive compositional and formal skills, expressive characteristics in the visualization of ideas and innovative formal considerations. A formal proposal for the development of a senior capstone exhibition is developed in this class before the student enters exhibition. The course may be repeated for credit two times in an area of specialization. Prerequisite: ART 4301
ART 4303 Capstone Exhibition (2-4). Students will complete the project proposed in the last semester of ART 4302. This course is to be taken as the final course for the Bachelor of Arts, and students may receive an I until the exhibition is completed. Prerequisite: 12 hours of studio specialization
ART 5301 Curriculum Enrichment (1-4). Seminar in the problems unique to university teaching problems. Students meet as a group to do peer review and professional practices and also work independently with a selected instructor in a class specific to their discipline. Prerequisite: must have passed undergraduate class in same area of specialization or permission of instructor.
ART 5303 Individual Research Problems (1-4). Designed for students who are prepared to do research within a visual arts specialization area. The course may be repeated for credit up to four times with number designate for area of specialization. Prerequisites: must have passed upper level undergraduate class in the same area of specialization.
ART 5304 Graduate Art Studio I (2-4). Designed for students who are prepared to do work in any visual arts areas of specialization. The course may be repeated for credit up to four times with letter number designate for area of specialization. Prerequisite: Must have passed upper level class in same area of specialization.
ART 5305 Master’s Exhibition (2-4). Students will complete the project proposed in the last semester of ART 5304. This course is to be taken as the final course for the Master of Arts, and students may receive an I until the exhibition is completed. Prerequisite: 12 hours of 5304 in a studio specialization
ART 5306 Art History (3-0). Study of the visual arts of the world. The course may be repeated for credit where topic varies.
ART 5307 Contemporary Art History (3-0). A survey of the visual arts of the world with emphasis on the development of architecture, sculpture, painting and the minor arts in the Twentieth Century.
ART 6301 Thesis Proposal (0-6). Satisfactory completion of this class will result in an acceptable proposal for an art research thesis presented to the graduate committee. A student will normally register for this course after the second semester of graduate work in art history. The student should only enroll in this class when the committee members are available to work with them and the library or other research facilities are available for their use.
ART 6302 Thesis Defense (0-6). The student will enroll in this course each semester or summer term when the committee members are available to work with them and the library or other research facilities are available for their use. Satisfactory completion of this course will result in the completed thesis presented to the committee, accepted by the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and filed in the office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic and Student Affair.