271 Typography I (3)
An introduction to typography as a means of visual communication. Emphasis on uniting aesthetics with visual clarity. Applied problems concerning the organization of textual information, with particular emphasis on composition. Spring semester. Studio hours 6. Prerequisite: Art 260.
281 Photography I (3)
Introduction to black and white photography as an art form with emphasis on composition. Basic camera operation, film processing, and darkroom printing. Adjustable lens camera required. Every semester. Studio hours 6. Prerequisite: Art 101 or approval of department head.
301 Art Structure (3)
An exploration of the visual arts to enhance critical perception and appreciation of art with experiences in describing, analyzing and comparing various examples. Involves studio experiences in painting, drawing, sculpture, and other media as well as written work in art history and contemporary theory and criticism. Every semester. For the non art major.
303r Watercolor (3)
Basic techniques in transparent watercolor with emphasis on materials, process, and composition. Fall semester. Studio hours 6.
305 Printmaking: Intaglio (3)
Work in single and multi-color intaglio processes, including line etching, acquaint, and photo-intaglio. Fall semester. Studio hours 6. Prerequisites: Art 203.
306 Printmaking: Lithography (3)
Work in single and multi-color lithography using hand-drawn and photographic methods. Fall semester. Studio hours 6. Prerequisites: Art 203.
307, 308 Painting III, IV (3, 3)
Figure, still life, and landscape composition in oil, watercolor, acrylic, and mixed media. Problems in analytical study and creative interpretation. Art 307 fall semester; Art 308 spring semester. Studio hours 6. Prerequisites: Art 200, 208. Courses are sequential for Art majors; Art 307 is prerequisite to Art 308.
314 The History of Modern Architecture (3)
American architecture from the late 18th century to the present. Begins with the French “Visionary” architects, proceeds to the British Arts and Crafts Movement, German Expressionism, American Period revivals, and International Style. Also covers Art Nouveau, Art Deco, Frank Lloyd Wright and the Prairie School, progressive architecture in Holland, Italy, and Japan, and advent of Post Modernism. Emphasis on the relationship between architectural and sociopolitical scenes of the modern world. Fall semester alternate years. Prerequisite: Art 215.
315 History of Modern Painting and Sculpture (3)
A survey of the last 100 years of western painting and sculpture from Post-Impression to Post-Modernism. Fall semester alternate years. Prerequisite: Art 215.
323, 324 Materials and Procedures in Art Education (3, 3)
Exploratory activities designed to acquaint the prospective teacher of art with a representative range of art materials, art history methodology, and aesthetic criticism appropriate for the elementary and secondary classroom. On demand.
336 Sculpture II (3)
Work in sculpture with emphasis on development of skills and 3-D media introduced in Sculpture I. Spring semester. Studio hours 6. Prerequisites: Art 200, 233.
337, 338 Three Dimensional Studio I, II (3, 3)
Development and exploration of contemporary concepts and media in 3-D studio areas. On demand. Studio hours 6. Prerequisites: Art 200, 233, 244. Courses are sequential; Art 337 is prerequisite to Art 338.
344 Ceramics II (3)
Development of student’s individual style through use of design elements and technical skill. Kiln use and general laboratory techniques. On demand. Studio hours 6. Prerequisite: Art 244.
345 Ceramic Materials for the Studio (3)
Investigation of ceramic materials and development of clay bodies and glazes for the ceramist. First, introduction to ceramic materials followed by development of clay bodies and glazes for specific studio applications. On demand. Studio hours 6. Prerequisite: Art 344.
351 Design History (3)
Historic and contemporary design and design issues are examined through presentations, discussions, readings and writings. An emphasis on the relationship between historical design trends and contemporary design practice and ideology. Spring semester. This course will not fulfill the upper-division art history requirement. Prerequisites: Art 214, 260.
361 Processes and Materials for Graphic Design (3)
Investigation of the concept and application of design through commercial formats including print and web media. Organization, craftsmanship, and visual aesthetics are emphasized. Spring semester. Studio hours 6. Prerequisites: Art 371 or 380. Corequisite: Art 481.
371 Typography II (3)
A continued study in theoretical and applied issues of typography, focusing on creative and innovative use of type selection and specification. Typography as visual communication. Fall semester. Studio hours 6. Prerequisites: Art 200, 271.
380 Photography for Graphic Design (3)
A consideration of the photographic image in visual communication. Emphasis on reproduction and manipulation of the image to effect meaning. Fall semester. Studio hours 6. Prerequisites: Art 200, 260, 281.
381 Photography II (3)
Introduction to the principles and theory of color photography. Techniques covered are color film processing, color printing, digital output, and applied technology. Exploration of media for creative expression. On demand. Studio hours 6. Prerequisite: Art 281.
401 Visual Arts Internship (3)
Practical experience in a professional environment to provide individuals with the opportunity to be supervised in art-related agencies. These would include, but not be limited to, advertising and media industries, art museum operation, gallery management, etc. Every semester. Prerequisites: Art 200 and approval of department head during the preceding semester.
405, 406 Drawing V, VI (3, 3)
Individual problems in the application of drawing techniques and styles. Continued exploration of life drawing from the human figure. Drawing from the nude model. Courses are sequential fall and spring semester. Studio hours 6. Prerequisite: Art 200, 206.
407, 408 Painting V, VI (3, 3)
Development of individual style in painting through selected media, conceptual intent, and compositional approaches. Courses are sequential fall and spring semester. Studio hours 6. Prerequisite: Art 308.
409 Senior Studio in Painting and/or Drawing (3)
Selected problem in painting or drawing to further the development of a student’s aesthetic, and which culminates in a body of work of exhibition quality. On demand. Studio hours 6. Corequisite: Art 408.
410 Photo Printmaking (3)
This course integrates photographic imagery with the printmaking processes of etching and lithography methods. Emphasis is placed on technical skills, further development of personal imagery, and exploration of photographic imagery. On demand. Studio hours 6. Prerequisite: Art 200, 203, and 305 or 306.
411 The Artist’s Books (3)
This course introduces book making as a printed art form. Emphasis is placed on experimentation with a wide range of media to create a number of handmade books. The printmaking methods will include such techniques as intaglio, relief, photo-etching, photo-lithography and monoprint. On demand. Studio hours 6. Prerequisite: Art 200, 203, and 305 or 306.