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General Catalog Fall 2009
Posted Mar 02, 2009

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1010  Introduction to the Visual Arts (3) Fulfills Fine Arts Exploration.
   Three basic content areas: the creative process, art criticism, and aesthetics, along with a chronological history of art. The content within these three areas is designed to be gender-conscious, cross-cultural, and discipline-correlated--meaning that visual art is introduced to include filmmaking, computer graphics, architecture, sculpture, painting, drawing, graphic design, and photography. The creative process, aesthetics, composition, and history draw upon all of the diverse interests mentioned above.

1020  Non-major Basic Drawing (3) Fulfills Fine Arts Exploration.
   Course introduces the fundamentals of drawing. Graphic media used include pencil, charcoal, pen, and ink. Students learn techniques in line, contour, form, light and shade, texture, and explore problems in design awareness and drawing accuracy.

1030  Non-major Basic Painting (3) Recommended Prerequisite: ART 1020. Fulfills Fine Arts Exploration.
   Instruction in basic techniques of painting emphasizing concepts of shape, volume, use of color theory. Students also learn direct and indirect (glazes) painting. Subject matter varies from representational to free form.

1040  Non-major Basic Design (3) Fulfills Fine Arts Exploration.
   Instruction in the fundamentals of two-dimensional and three-dimensional design. Students use diverse media and techniques to explore composition. Projects focus on line, shape, balance, texture as well as relationships between positive and negative, symmetrical and asymmetrical. Students learn color-design theory.

1050  Non-major Basic Photography (3) Fulfills Fine Arts Exploration.
   Course introduces the use of camera operation, including shutter speed control, depth of field, lenses, camera format, and films from a personal perspective. The student learns how to see photographically, incorporating elements of design, framing, composition, and perspective. Basic black and white film and paper development are taught. Students are required to have a 35mm manual mode camera with adjustable lens aperture and shutter speeds.

1070  Non-major Handbuilding Ceramics (4) Fulfills Fine Arts Exploration.
   The course introduces studio ceramics. It provides the basic technical, historical, theoretical and hands-on experience needed to understand and make high fired, hand made, stoneware ceramics. Through the making of ceramic objects in various techniques, formal discussions, slide presentations and critiques, students are introduced to contemporary artistic and aesthetic issues transcending the clay medium. Students work in stoneware clay and fire work in high fire reduction and Raku.

1080  Non-major Wheelthrown Pottery (4) Fulfills Fine Arts Exploration.
   Beginning course in wheelthrown pottery to develop skills in throwing, surface decoration, and glazing of stoneware and porcelain. Students explore work rhythms of the pottery studio as they learn the concept of good craftsmanship.

2010  Creative Problem Solving in the Visual Arts (4) Fulfills Fine Arts Exploration.
   The course draws upon concepts and materials from more than one academic discipline; however we will emphasize ideas presented in the visual arts. The objectives for this class will be accomplished by incorporating written assignments, group creative projects, critical analysis of materials, oral presentations, and class discussions.

2020  Non-major Intermediate Drawing (3) Recommended Prerequisite: ART 1020.

2030  Non-major Intermediate Painting (3) Recommended Prerequisite: ART 1030.

2050  Non-Major Intermediate Photography (3) Recommended Prerequisite: ART 1050.

2060  Non-major Digital Photography (3) Fulfills Fine Arts Exploration.
   The class introduces the history, mechanics and applications of digital photography as well as basic photographic combination of lectures, guest lectures, viewing the work of master photographers, class assignments and in-class critiques of student work which will be projected on the screen.

2070  Non-major Intermediate Handbuilding Ceramics (4) Prerequisite: ART 1070.
   Intermediate course intended for students who want to refine their skills in ceramics.

2080  Non-major Intermediate Wheelthrown Pottery (4) Prerequisite: ART 1080.
   Intermediate course intended for students who want to refine their skills in ceramics.

2200  First Year Studio 2-D (4) Prerequisite: Declared pre-art major or with Instructor's consent.
   Concentrates on line drawing with emphasis on representational accuracy, linear perspective, hand-eye coordination and skill, expressive qualities of line, and exploration of conceptual ideas in drawing. The final third of the semester shifts the emphasis to a careful study of chiaroscuro, its theory and application. Pre-art major class.

2250  First Year Studio 2-D (4) Prerequisite: Art 2200
   The second semester of drawing continues the two-dimensional description with form and space using the visual element of value. The final two-thirds of the semester concentrates on color. Students begin with basic color mixing and work through a series of color-theory problems dealing with relativity of color, color illusions, psychological effects, and ideas pertinent to basic color harmony. Problems are both design-oriented and representational in nature. Pre-art major class.

2300  First Year Studio 3-D (4) Prerequisite: Declared pre-art major or with Instructor's consent.
   The foundation course is designed to introduce students to fundamental 3-D design issues and begin explorations into materials and process, as well as tools and construction methods. Projects focus on 3-D formal applications of line, plane, form, and space, with investigations of positive/negative, interior/exterior, volume/mass, multiple/repetition, scale, color/surface, texture, etc. Pre-art major class.

2350  First Year Studio 3-D (4) Prerequisite: ART 2300.
   Designed to extend and broaden formal applications of materials and processes, involving a variety of approaches. Students are familiarized with basic wood-shop techniques. Students are expected to engage in topical discussions, group critiques, and begin to establish a personal vocabulary. Pre-art major class.

2400  First Year Studio Intro to Visual Language (2) Prerequisite: Pre Art Major.
   Designed to give art majors at the foundation level a strong initiation to the many facets of art, primarily of the last 100 years, via slides and films supplemented by dialogue to acquaint students with the many traditional forms, procedures, and aethetics that exist today within the field of painting, sculpture, crafts, and graphic design; and to familiarize students with the language of the discipline. Pre-art major class.

3000  Introduction to the Digital Art Studio (2)
   This is an introductory course for pre-art and art majors intended to familiarize students with tools and technologies needed for contemporary studio art practices. Students will be introduced to art fundamentals such as visual rhythm, proportion, form, shape, color theory and spatial relationships in a digital environment utilizing Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, In-Design, Dreamweaver and Flash. Course is intended as a technology preparatory class for studio art majors. While computer labs are utilized in this class, students are encouraged to augment the studio experience by providing their own laptops and digital storage devices.

3010  Language of Color: Beauty, Power, Meaning (3) Fulfills International Requirement.
   Course examines global and regional use of color as a visual language and as a means of trans-cultural/transnational communication. Color is explored as a cultural indicator of beauty, status, and group identity in a comparative study among geographically and culturally diverse locations. Course material takes a discipline-correlated approach where twentieth and twenty-first century visual artworks are used to present examples of color in a cultural context and to begin a dialog of contemporary issues and philosophies to include aesthetics, life style, religion, race, gender, global economics and politics. Collapse of cultural identity is addressed through a review of color as a function of global marketing strategies and Internet communications.

3015  Materials and Methods of Art (3) Prerequisite: ART 1020, 1030 or 1070. Fulfills Fine Arts Exploration.
   In this studio course, students will explore the properties and uses of multiple artistic materials as tools for supporting the artistic development of children and youth. Students will have numerous opportunities to engage in hands-on experimentation with two-and three-dimensional media as they consider how best to apply these processes to visual art education for early childhood, elementary or secondary students.

3020  Non-major Advanced Drawing (3) Prerequisite: ART 1020.
   Advanced problems in drawing and design for non-art majors. Several graphic media are used during the semester - charcoal, pencil, pen and ink. Exercises include understanding of light and shade and aspects of line relating to texture, contour and form.

3030  Non-major Advanced Painting (3) Prerequisite: ART 1030.
   Exploration of materials, scale, and forms on the advanced level. Students will practice with perceptual and non-representational subjects.

3040  Drawing the Human Head and Hands (4)
   A class designed for non-art and art majors. The class specializes in drawing the human head and hands.

3045 Landscape Painting/Plein Air Painting (4)
   A class designed for non-art and art majors. A theoretical and practical grounding in conceptual and technical skill building to translate the landscape with oil and acrylic paint. Students will receive specific procedures and demonstrations that will prepare them to venture outdoors and paint on location. This is a step-by-step approach for both beginners and intermediate painters.

3050  Non-major Advanced Photography (4) Prerequisite: ART 1050.
   Advanced course designed to explore a wide range of photographic practices.

3060  Non-major Book Arts - Letterpress Printing I (4)
   Using movable type and hand-operated printing presses, students design and print several projects. Through discussion and critique, students learn basic elements of design and typography, and how to integrate other printing processes into letterpress work. At the end of the semester, each student walks away with a class portfolio. This class includes a brief introduction to the history of the book, using examples from the rare book collection.

3065  Non-Major Book Arts: Bookbinding I (4)
   This class explores the basic elements of bookbinding, including design and construction of the traditional book as well as materials and their properties. Students construct and take away a variety of bookbinding models. A brief introduction to the history of the book, using examples from the rare book collection and focusing in particluar on historical and contempory book binding, is part of the course.

3070  Non-major Advanced Handbuilding Projects (4) Prerequisite: ART 1070.
   Advanced course intended for students who want to refine their skills in handbuilding and to develop an aesthetic sensitivity to the materials.

3080  Non-major Advanced Wheelthrown Projects (4) Prerequisite: ART 1080.
   Advanced course intended for students who want to refine their skills in wheelthrown pottery and to develop an aesthetic sensitivity to the materials.

3110  Painting I (4) Prerequisite: First Year Studio Program.
   The course introduces materials, techniques and the processes of painting.

3120  Figure Structure (4) Prerequisite: First Year Studio Program.
   Anatomy of the human figure is the subject. The forms and functions of the skeletal and muscular systems are explored from the artist's point of view. Weight, balance, and the dynamics of movement are also considered.

3130  Drawing I (4) Prerequisite: First Year Studio Program.
   An in-depth investigation of drawing process, to include an emphasis in design, color, and exploration of a wide range of wet and dry media.

3140  Watercolor Painting (4)
   Students explore this spontaneous, aqueous medium. Special attention given to the calligraphic properties of the brush, direct color application and improvisation. Open to majors and non-majors.

3150  Figure Painting (4) Prerequisite: ART 3110 and 3130.
   With the human figure as its subject, students will concentrate on forming and structuring ideas for proper expression of visual literacy.

3160 New Media Painting (4) Prerequisite:  ART 3110.
   The course will synthesize traditional painting practices with contemporary digital and trans-media practices. It will introduce BFA painting majors to strategies and methods for the integration of both digital and analogue technologies into fine art visual research. The course will promote creative exploration with both the utilitarian and unique expressive possibilities of technological resources. This will include the major visual software programs. A strong emphasis will be placed on students? creative processes and the development of a personal portfolio showcasing this style of work.

3180 Drawing Installation (4) Prerequisite:  ART 3130.
   This course will focus on creating installations through the utilization of both traditional and non-traditional approaches to drawing. Throughout the semester a variety of projects will examine contemporary interpretations of drawing and it's uses within the realm of installation art.

3200  History of Ceramics (3) Fulfills Fine Arts Exploration.
   Study of the historical diversity of ceramics, style, and form, from 6000 BCE to the present. Includes the Far East, Islam, Europe, Pre- and Post-Columbian, as well as contemporary directions.

3210  Handbuilding Ceramics I (4) Prerequisite: First Year Studio Program.
   The course is designed to give an overview of the working, glazing, and firing of stoneware ceramics. Through the construction of various hand-built objects, demonstrations, lectures, slides, and critiques, students are introduced to the world of contemporary hand-built ceramics.

3211  Handbuilding Ceramics II (4) Prerequisite: ART 3210.
   Investigations into sculptural form, scale, and glazing using personally formulated clay bodies and glazes. Exploration of advanced sculptural work including various handbuilding and wheel techniques.

3220  Wheelthrown Pottery I (4) Prerequisite: First Year Studio Program.
   A beginning course in wheelthrown pottery designed to develop fundamental skills in throwing, surface decoration, glazing stoneware, and the work rhythms of the pottery studio.

3221  Wheelthrown Pottery II (4) Prerequisite: ART 3220.
   Exploration of larger more complex wheelthrown forms in stoneware or porcelain. Development of visual insight in form and surface relationships.

3230  Low-Fire Ceramics (4) Prerequisite: ART 3210 and 3211 and 3220 and 3221.
   Introduction to and use of low-fire clays, decorating techniques, and firing. Includes exploration of underglaze, china paint, lusters, and ceramic decals on earthenware and stoneware clay. Students learn to fire ware in various electric kilns.

3240  Plaster Mold-Making (4) Prerequisite: ART 3230.
   Design construction and use of molds, their models and castings. Castings are incorporated into or used as personal form ideas. This course is directed toward the studio artist.

3250  Intermediate Ceramics (4) Prerequisite: ART 3210 and 3211 and 3220 and 3221.
   Particular investigation of form relationships in wheelthrown and handbuilt ceramics. Includes organic vs. geometric, proportions, etc.

3260  Ceramic Surfaces (4) Prerequisite: ART 3210 and 3211 and 3220 and 3221.
   Surface treatment of wheelthrown and/or handbuilt forms using a variety of procedures and techniques. Contemporary ceramic form emphasizing surface development.

3270  Glaze Calculation (4) Prerequisite: ART 3210 and 3211 and 3220 and 3221.
   The class introduces the nature, formation, and testing of clays, clay bodies, and glazes. Includes study of raw oxides, materials, glaze calculation, and safety.

3310  Relief I (4) Prerequisite: First Year Studio Program.
   An exploration of methods of cutting images in wood and printing them on paper, including black and white multi-block color, rice paper, and mold-made rag papers, press printing, and hand burnishing. Woods include solid pine, birch ply, mahogany ply, and others. Insights into the field of printmaking in general. Emphasis on continuing development of the relief print. Evaluation based on a portfolio of work plus general energy and involvement. Students buy a set of Japanese tools (unless they have adequate tools).

3320  Lithography I (4) Prerequisite: First Year Studio Program.
   Survey of technical methods involved in developing, processing, and printing images on lithographic stones (and occasionally plates). Primarily black and white, with some color as well. Insights into the field of printmaking in general. Emphasis on continuing development of individual personal imagery in the context of lithography. Evaluation based on a portfolio of work plus general energy and involvement.

3330  Screenprint I (4) Prerequisite: First Year Studio Program.
   Survey of technical methods involved in developing and printing of screen images on paper. Stencil building methods feature photo film (with photographic, xerox, and drawn imagery) but also include a range of hand-built methods (glue, resist, cut film, paper stencil, etc.). Insights into the field of printmaking in general. Students may build their own screens or use furnished screens. Emphasis on continuing development of individual personal imagery in the context of the screen print. Evaluation based on a portolio of work plus general energy and involvement.

3340  Intaglio I (4) Prerequisite: First Year Studio Program.
   A survey of technical methods involved in developing and printing zinc intaglio plates, including line etch, aquatint, drypoint, soft ground, lift ground, white ground, etc. Brief exploration of color methods in intaglio. Insights into the field of printmaking in general. Emphasis on continuing development of individual personal imagery in the context of intaglio printing. Evaluation based on a portfolio of work plus general energy and involvement.

3351  Mixed Media I (4) Prerequisite: First Year Studio Program.
   This is a mixed media course and includes Monoprinting, Woodcut and Collagraphs. Although individual techniques will be covered, the emphasis will be on combining processes. Different printing and colour techniques will also be included. Beginning level.

3360  Book Arts: Letterpress Printing I (4) Prerequisite: First Year Studio Program.
   Using movable type and hand-operated printing presses, students design and print several projects. Through discussion and critique, students learn basic elements of design and typography, and how to integrate other printing processes into letterpress work. At the end of the semester, each student walks away with a class portfolio. The class includes a brief introduction to the history of the book, using examples from the rare book collection.

3365  Book Arts: Bookbinding I (4) Prerequisite: First Year Studio Program.
   The course explores the basic elements of bookbinding, including design and construction of the traditional book as well as materials and their properties. Students construct and take away a variety of bookbinding models. A brief introduction to the history of the book, using examples from the rare book collection and focusing on historical and contemporary book binding is part of the course.

3400  3-D Techniques (4) Prerequisite: First Year Studio Program.
   The course is an introduction to metal fabrication equipment, techniques, materials, and design. Studio works produced in the course will encounter concerns such as scale, structural integrity, and connections or fittings. Projects are designed to establish relationships between materials, structure and space. Oxyacetylene welding, cutting, brazing; operation of MIG, TIG, and stick welder and forge operations are covered. Curriculum includes techniques in basic mold-making. Sculptural works as well as competency tests are required.

3410  Sculpture Problems I (4) Prerequisite: First Year Studio Program.
   The course initiates questions of artistic intent and establishes conceptual premises. Students develop basic research skills, draft proposals and statements, and begin to establish individual artistic vocabulary. It is expected that the students create studio works related to these investigations. Curriculum includes regular seminar discussions and presentations based on assigned readings, local lectures, and visiting researchers. Contemporary issues and ideas in sculpture are a primary focus of these discussions.

3420  Figure Sculpture I (4) Prerequisite: Pre-art or Art major status, or by instructor's consent.
   Course focuses on exploring the figure as a three-dimensional form. Students work directly from the model to gain knowledge of figure structure, gesture, scale, proportion and composition, as well as considering how the figure engages with space. A variety of sculpture processes are used to investigate the figure including clay modeling, carving, mold making, and fabrication techniques. Contemporary ideas in figurative sculpture will be explored through readings, lectures, and discussions.

3430  Wood Shop Techniques (3) Prerequisite: First Year Studio Program.
   Wood fabrication, joinery, lamination, design, jigs, equipment safety, and operations are covered. This is an integral component of the intermedia sculpture emphasis designed to support and further develop student studio work.

3440  Small Metals I (4) Prerequisite: First Year Studio Program.
   A beginning course with a concentration in the development of technical skills which are specific to small metals (nonferrous metals). Projects are developed to introduce and develop student skills in a variety of nonferrous tools and processes. The course provides instruction in small metals fabrication, centrifugal casting, repousse, and enameling.

3450  Sculpture Processes (4) Prerequisite: First Year Studio Program.
   Students focus on acquisition of technical skills related to plastic fabrication, thermoforming, moldmaking, casting, and the historical art contexts in which these materials and methods have come to importance.

3490  Sculpture Special Topics I (4) Prerequisite: ART 3400, 3410 and ART 4410 or 4450.
   Specially designed course offered once a year. The course is commonly co-taught with faculty from diverse disciplines and focuses on one specialized aspect of art making. Specialized techniques, site specific environmental installations, architectural designs, community, and social projects are common directives.

3510  Illustration (4) Prerequisite: ART 3120 and 3130.
   Commercial illustration in various media.

3520  Principles and Practices of Art Education: An Introduction to Art Education (3)
   The course introduces students to the practices and principles of art education. Students examine: the historical and philosophical foundations of art education; current issues in art education; theories of art education; the major pedagogical approaches to art education; and human development and the arts. The course provides students with an understanding of art education as an important stand-alone discipline as well as a discipline that can be integrated across the curriculum.

3530  Art Education in the Secondary Schools (3)
   The course provides an overview of the methods of secondary art education. Students explore the content areas of art education (studio art, art criticism, art history and aesthetics as well as pedagogical approaches). The course is a hands-on methods course in which students are required to design and implement art lessons to be taught to high school youth in educational settings.

3540  Art Education in the Elementary Schools (3)
   The course provides an overview of the methods of elementary art education. Students explore the content areas of art education (studio art, art criticism, art history, and aesthetics) as well as art education pedagogy. The course is a hands-on methods course in which students are required to design and implement art lessons to be taught to elementary school students in educational settings.

3600  History of Graphic Design (3) Prerequisite: First Year Studio Program.
   An overview of the history of graphic communication. Topics covered include: the invention of the written language, the origin of printing, graphic design in the Renaissance and Victorian eras, Art Nouveau, Pictorial Modernism, International Typographic Style, Post-Modernism, contemporary conceptual and "new wave" movements. Emphasis is on the Post-Art Nouveau eras.

3610  Visual Communication I (4) Prerequisite: First Year Studio Program and acceptance in Graphic Design/Illustration.
   An introductory exploration into the basic design and hand skills necessary for contemporary typography and graphic design. The studio course addresses visual problem-solving both on and off the computer.

3620  Visual Communication II (4) Prerequiste: ART 3610.
   An intermediate-level course in graphic design. This course is a continuation of 3610. Through an investigative process the basic design and hand skills necessary for contemporary typography and graphic design are thoroughly explored.

3630  Digital Studio Practices I (3) Prerequisite: First Year Studio Program and acceptance in Graphic Design/Illustration.
   Advanced design methodology and processes are explored through the development of a series of graphic exercises and assignments. Problems provide students with a technical understanding of the digital and manual skills necessary for professional production of contemporary typography and graphic design.

3640  Design Process I (4) Prerequisite: ART 3610 and 3630.
   An introductory exploration into the basic formal processes, color, and structural elements utilized within graphic design.

3650  3rd Year Graphic Problems I (4) Prerequisite: ART 3610 and 3620.
   An intermediate-level course in graphic design. The studio course addresses solving visual communication problems through defining objectives, methods, research, visual thinking, and the exploration of imagery and typography in its two- and three-dimensional state.

3660  3rd Year Graphic Problems II (4) Prerequisite: ART 3650.
   An intermediate-level course in graphic design. The course stresses developing methodological understanding of visual thinking as it applies to the application of graphic communication in its two- and three-dimensional state.

3670  Digital Studio Practices II (4) Prerequisite: ART 3610, 3620, 3630, and 3640.
   Advanced design methodology and processes are explored through the development of a series of graphic exercises and assignments. Problems provide students with a technical understanding of the digital and manual skills necessary for professional production of contemporary typography and graphic design.

3680  Typography I (3) Prerequisite: ART 3610, 3620, 3630, and 3640.
   An exploration of typographic structures, terminology, methods and visual problem solving. The studio course addresses typographic design as a practical form of problem solving both on and off the computer.

3700  Digital Imaging for Visual Artists (4) Prerequisite: First Year Studio Program.
   An introduction and exploration into the use of the computer as an art making tool and as a medium for visual communication within the arts. The course promotes increased computer literacy while providing a thorough introduction to the use of digital technology. Emphasis is on Adobe Photoshop image editing software as the center of the digital imaging process. Students will learn to scan film and two and three dimensional artwork for specific output. Output to a variety of printers and other devices is explored providing the student with experience in the complete digital imaging cycle. The research and communication needs of artists in the use of internet tools such as ftp, email and the world wide web are addressed.

3710  Photo Studies I (4) Prerequisite: First Year Studio Program.
   Introduction to photography emphasizes the use of the camera and its application as a visual art form. Basic photography will emphasize the use of camera operation, including shutter speed control, depth of field, lenses, camera formats, and films from a personal perspective. The student is taught how to see photographically, incorporating elements of design, framing, composition, and perspective. Basic black and white film and paper development are taught. Students are required to have a 35mm manual mode camera, adjustable lens aperture, and shutter speeds.

3720  Photo Studies II (4) Prerequisite: ART 3710.
   Intermediate camera and darkroom techniques with heavy emphasis on aesthetic presentation. In the course more advanced levels of photographic concepts are introduced to the student. Various technical controls are investigated, including water-bath developing, bleaching and toning, archival printing and zone system. The student is also made aware of historical and critical issues through a reading list and slide presentations. Group discussions are an integral part of this course.

3730  Photographic Studio (4) Prerequisite: ART 3710 and 3720.
   The class is dedicated to studio lighting and medium and large format studio camera operation. The course includes instruction in the use of strobe lighting, quartz hot lights, and reflector and soft box lighting. Course content includes operation of medium format and 4 by 5 sheet film cameras in the studio environment. A variety of subjects are covered, including still life and portraiture.

3800  Study Abroad: Prints and Printmaking (3) Fulfills Fine Arts Exploration.

3810  Transmedia I (4) Prerequisite: First Year Studio Program.
   An introductory course in transmedia. The studio course focuses on visual problem solving and artistic purpose as explored through intermedia and interdisciplinary approaches. Students explore a variety of ways to deal with time, space, image, light, narrative, kinetics, sound and form. Contemporary issues and ideas in visual art and intersections among the arts are a primary focus.

3940  Sculpture Issues Seminar (2) Prerequisite: First Year Studio Program.
   Critical and aesthetic discussions on contemporary art, focusing on sculpture and related three-dimensional formats. Debate and discussion based on assigned readings, topical presentations and museum/gallery visits.

4060  Non-major Book Arts: Letterpress Printing II (4) Prerequisite: ART 3060.
   The class continues the exploration of letterpress printing. Students work with the instructor to design their program of study. Students are expected to work at a more advanced level.

4065  Non-Major Book Arts: Bookbinding II (4) Prerequisite: ART 3065.
   The class continues the exploration of bookbinding. Students work with the instructor to design their program of study. Students are expected to work at a more advanced level.

4070  Non Major Book Arts: Letterpress III (4) Prerequisite: ART 4060.
   This class provides the opportunity to become immersed in letterpress printing. Students work with the instructor to design their syllabus. Using the Rare Books collections as a resource, students research individual interests and produce work inspired by master binders' and book artists standards, formats, techniques, approach, and concepts. Instructor provides instruction in particular methods according to students' needs. Students are held to very rigorous standards of craftsmanship and project development.

4075  Non Major Book Arts: Bookbinding III (4) Prerequisite: ART 4065.
   This class provides the opportunity to become immersed in bookbinding. Students work with the instructor to design their program of study. Using the Rare Books collections as a resource, students research individual interests and produce work inspired by master binders' and book artists standards, formats, techniques, approach, and concepts. Instructor provides instruction in particular methods according to students' needs. Students are held to very rigorous standards of craftsmanship and project development.

4090  Non Major Book Arts: The Artist Book (4)
   This course provides bookbinding skills in various traditional and modern forms and presents numerous additional book forms as exemplars. Individual projects are cultivated around these models, based on each project's needs. The appropriate format for individuals ideas is identified, adapted, customized, applied, and produces. Content development, book design, integration of various media, low-tech image making processes and the functionality of various bookmaking materials are covered.

4110  Drawing II (4) Prerequisite: First Year Studio Program.
   An investigation of drawing as an organizing tool for thorough and personal image exploration.

4120  Life Drawing (4) Prerequisite: ART 3120 and 3130.
   This is a continuation of ART 3130.

4130  Painting II (4) Prerequisite: ART 3110.
   A range of materials, scale, forms, and traditions. Both perceptual and non-representational are explored.

4140  Advanced Drawing (4) Prerequisite: ART 4110.
   An investigation of drawing as an organizing tool for thorough and personal image exploration.

4150  Advanced Life Drawing (4) Prerequisite: ART4120.
   This is a continuation of ART 4120. The course is concerned with increasing effectiveness in drawing the human figure and increasing the use of the figure as an expressive metaphor. Relative emphases are adjusted to the needs of the individual student.

4160  Advanced Painting (4) Prerequisite: ART 3110.
   A range of materials, scale, forms, and traditions. Both perceptual and non-representational are explored.

4170  Advanced Figure Painting (4) Prerequisite: ART 3150.
   With the human figure as its subject, the class will concentrate on forming and structuring ideas for proper expression of visual literacy.

4180  Special Topics (4) Prerequisite: First Year Studio Program.
   A course that focuses on a specialized aspect of art making. The topic of this specialization may change each time the course is taught. Types of investigation may include site-specific mural, fresco, computer generated painting, traditional/non-traditional painting materials, and community-based projects.

4250  Ceramic Issues (4) Prerequisite: ART 3230, 3240, 3250, 3260, and 3270.
   Exploration of current issues, ideas, and concerns in the ceramic arts. Advanced focus on individual ceramic refinement through investigations into contemporary aesthetics, imagery, and concepts.

4260  Advanced Ceramics (4) Prerequisite: ART 3230, 3240, 3250, 3260, and 3270.
   Advanced exploration into ceramic forms and portfolio development. Includes kiln-firing procedures and studio management.

4270  Advanced Handbuilding Projects (4) Prerequisite: ART 3230, 3240, 3250, 3260, and 3270.
   Advanced individual focus. Exploration of unique, creative work through ceramic handbuilding techniques in the initiation of major form concepts.

4280  Advanced Wheelthrown Projects (4) Prerequisite: ART 3230, 3240, 3250, 3260, and 3270.
   Advanced individual focus. Exploration of unique, creative work using the wheel in the initiation of major form concepts.

4360  Advanced Printmaking I (4) Prerequisite: Beginning Printmaking courses.
   The course introduces more advanced techniques to students. Areas include relief, screenprint, lithography, intaglio and mixed media.

4365  Advanced Printmaking II (4) Prerequisite: Beginning Printmaking courses.
   The course introduces more advanced techniques to students. Areas include relief, screenprint, lithography, intaglio, and mixed media.

4370  Book Arts: Letterpress Printing II (4) Prerequisite: ART 3360.
   The class continues the exploration of letterpress printing. Students work with the instructor to design their program of study. Students are expected to work at a more advanced level.

4375  Book Arts: Bookbinding II (4) Prerequisite: ART 3365.
   The class continues the exploration of bookbinding. Students work with the instructor to design their program of study. Students are expected to work at a more advanced level.

4380  Book Arts: Letterpress III (4) Prerequisite: ART 4370.
   This class provides the opportunity to become immersed in letterpress printing. Students work with the instructor to design their syllabus. Using the Rare Books collections as a resource, students research individual interests and produce work inspired by master binders' and book artists' standards, formats, techniques, approach, and concepts. Instructor provides instruction in particular methods according to students' needs. Students are held to very rigorous standards of craftsmanship and project development.

4385  Book Arts: Bookbinding III (4) Prerequisite: ART 4375.
   This class provides the opportunity to become immersed in bookbinding. Students work with the instructor to design their program of study. Using the Rare Books collections as a resource, students research individual interests and produce work inspired by master binders' and book artists' standards, formats techniques, approach, and concepts. Instructor provides instruction in particular methods according to students' needs. Students are held to very rigorous standards of craftsmanship and project development.

4390  Book Arts: The Artist Book (4) Prerequisite: First Year Studio Program.
   This course provides bookbinding skills in various traditional and modern forms and presents numerous additional book forms as exemplars. Individual projects are cultivated around these models, based on each project's needs. The appropriate format for individuals ideas is identified, adapted, customized, applied, and produced. Content development, book design, integration of various media, low-tech image making processes and the functionality of various bookmaking materials are covered.

4410  Sculptural Problems II (4) Prerequisite: ART 3400 and 3410.
   A continuation of ART 3410 offering studio assignments that question and solidify artistic vocabulary and studio work. It is the student's responsibility to develop and maintain research skills, writing skills, and studio work. Curriculum includes regular seminar discussions and presentations based on assigned reading, local lectures, and visiting researchers. Contemporary issues and ideas in sculpture are a primary focus of these discussions. ART 4410 and ART 4465 are typically taught together with a strong emphasis on establishing studio works and complete artist portfolios.

4430  Advanced Wood Shop Techniques (3) Prerequisite: ART 3400, 3410, and 3430.

4440  Small Metals II (4) Prerequisite: ART 3440.
   This is an advanced course in small-metals techniques. The technical experiences of ART 3440 will be further expanded. Students' efforts concentrate on a more limited number of projects, which are taken to higher level of form exploration and technical execution.

4450  Intermedia Sculpture (4) Prerequisite: ART 3410 and either 3310 or 3320 or 3340 or 3710.
   The course emphasizes a variety of media, both traditional and nontraditional. Studio pieces produced in the class are expected to have a three-dimensional orientation, and incorporate technique and process from other media areas. Work formats range from objects to installation, and may incorporate video, photography, computer-generated imagery, painting, printmaking. Emphasis is placed on the cultural associations of process, as well as the aesthetic and communicative effects of media.

4455  Kinetic Sculptures (4) Prerequisite: First Year Studio Program.
   Starting with basic mechanical and electronic theory, and progressing to include sensing, motion control and computer applications. Students explore the physical and conceptual aspects of machine making as a sculpture process.

4460  Intermedia Environments/Installations (4) Prerequisite: ART 3400, 3410 and ART 4410 or 4450.
   The studio course explores the making of installations (art works which are environment-based rather than object-oriented). Discussions and slide lectures investigate different variables in installation including the manipulation of space, sound, movement, and light. Through the construction of environments, students explore different approaches including site specific, multimedia, kinetics, architectural interaction, and interdisciplinary use of media and processes.

4465  Sculpture Problems III (4) Prerequisite: ART 3400, 3410, 4410, and 4450.
   The course is a continuation of 4410. Students focus on developing a body of studio work. Integration of written statements, research, and verbal skills is expected. Students are responsible for completion of artist portfolio, including slide documentation, resume, and statements related to works in progress. Exposure to specific sculptural vocabularies include mixed media, architectural, environmental, performance, installation, site work, and political/social. ART 4410 and 4465 are typically taught together with a strong emphasis on establishing studio works and complete artist portfolios.

4470  Intermedia Digital Imaging and Video (4) Prerequisite: First Year Studio Program.
   The course develops an understanding of digital technology as a means of creating art works in conjunction with other 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional media areas. It explores technology aesthetics and conceptual aspects of digital processes and imagery, with a focus on integration of these processes with more traditional art formats. Having prior computer skills is not a prerequisite. Technology demonstrations provide necessary information and skills. Technology components include digital input, output and image manipulation processes in both single image and digital video formats.

4475  Advanced Intermedia Sculpture (4) Prerequisite: ART 4450.
   The course builds on the ideas and skills achieved in ART 3460. Students work in a variety of media and approaches. This includes sculpture, photo, printmaking, painting, computer processes, and video. Studio pieces produced in the class are expected to have a 3-dimensional orientation. Assimilating and applying intermedia approaches is the basic premise of this class.

4490  Sculpture Special Topics II (4) Prerequisite: ART 3400, 3410 and ART 4410 or 4450.
   Commonly co-taught with faculty from diverse disciplines and focusing on one specialized aspect of art making. Specialized techniques, site specific environmental installations, architectural designs, community, and social projects are common directives.

4510  Graphic Illustration (4) Prerequisite: ART 3510.
   An exploration into illustration style, composition, shapes, textures, colors, flow, balance, impact, mood, and symbolic communication, techniques, and execution. For designers and illustrators.

4520  Artist as Cultural Worker: Art and Social Change (3)
   This seminar will explore the role of artist as cultural worker through readings on critical pedagogy, multicultural arts education, and activists art. In addition, the course will provide the framework for developing community-based art education programs in museum and community-based settings.

4530  Art in the Community: Art Education Beyond School Walls (3) Fulfills Fine Arts Exploration.
   This course provides students with an opportunity to explore community-based art education through the theoretical exploration and practical application of art that creates community while affecting positive change. Students explore the aesthetic, historical, political and sociocultural aspects of community-based art education and work collaboratively with other students and community members to plan and implement a community-based art work. Students in the course gain experience planning, implementing and evaluation innovative arts programming.

4540  Art Teaching Practicum (3) Prerequisite: Admission to the Art Teaching BFA major.
   This is an internship to develop students' competencies as visual arts educators in school or community settings. Under the supervision of an instructor and a community supervisor, students learn knowledge and skills related to various aspects of visual arts education. First-hand experience provides students with a deepened understanding of the art education field. Please note: this is a service-learning course and has a required four hour per week service commitment.

4590  Art Teaching Senior Seminar (4)
   This capstone studio course provides students with the necessary information to become professional art educators. Students will explore the properties and uses of multiple artistic materials as a tool for supporting the artistic development of youth. Students will have numerous opportunities to engage in hands-on experimentation with two-and three-dimensional media as they consider how best to apply these processes to visual arts education. Through studio work, workshops, presentations and discussions, students will learn about issues pertinent to beginning arts educators.

4650  4th Year Graphic Problems I (4) Prerequisite: ART 3650, 3660, 3670, and 3680.
   An advanced-level course in graphic communications. Using complex and diverse information, students gain insight into solving graphic problems through the use of personal expression, philosophical research, and visual thinking.

4660  4th Year Graphic Problems II (4) Prerequisite: ART 4650.
   An advanced-level course. The course stresses comprehension of complex information that is conveyed visually. A visual correspondence of complex information should be obtained through personal expression, design methods, and visual communicative systems.

4670  4th Year Design Production Processes (2) Prerequisite: ART 3610, 3620, 3630, and 3640.
   This course serves as a capstone class for graphic design majors. Students work on projects that help familiarize them with the skills necessary for professional practice. This includes a comprehensive study of the methods, tools, techniques, terminology, and equipment used in design production for print and digital mediums.

4690  Graphic Design Portfolio (4) Prerequisite: ART 3650, 3660, 3670, and 3680.
   An advanced-level course designed to prepare students for the competitive job market. Students design portfolios, prepare a portfolio mailer, write and design a resume, and experience a job interview.

4710  Advanced Photo Studies (4) Prerequisite: ART 3720.
   More advanced levels of photographic concerns began in ART 3720.

4715 Advanced Photo Studies II (4) Prerequisite:  ART 4710.
   This course is a continuation of Art 4710 and encourages the student to develop a personal direction in the framework of contemporary photographic practices. Student presentations of contemporary photographers work and discussions of essays on current issues in the field will be incorporated. Two in depth student projects to be decided on by the instructor and student will be required. A variety of media and collaboration is encouraged.

4720  Color Photography (4) Prerequisite: ART 4710.
   This is an introduction to color photography and color theory using slides and the direct printing process of cibachrome. Development of color photography is discussed, and color perception as applied to specific themes is encouraged.

4730  Alternative Photography I (4) Prerequisite: ART 3720.
   This class investigates a variety of photographic processes that evolved in the second half of the nineteenth century. Students will explore the historical and chemical aspects of the following processes: pinhole photography, paper negatives, cyanotypes, Van Dykes, and gum dichromate prints. Students will also make enlarged negatives with ortho-litho film. There will be in-class writing assignments on the required readings from the textbook.

4735 Alternative Photography II (4) Prerequisite:  ART 3720.
   This class investigates two photographic processes from the 19th and early 20th centuries. Continuing from Alternate Photography I, students will explore the historical and chemical aspects of the following processes: palladium/platinum, and bromoil printing. Students will also make enlarged negatives with ortho-litho film. There will be in-class writing assignments on the required readings from the textbook.

4740  Electronic Darkroom (4) Prerequisite: ART 3700.
   In the course students create images for various output methods while building upon skills and abilities acquired in Art 3700. The full spectrum of concerns from scanning of film, reflective and 3D artwork to output to film, dye sublimation, and inkjet plotter prints will be addressed. Students are encouraged to pursue individual aesthetic concerns. At the completion of this semester, students will have created a portfolio of digital images that exist as prints, images on a floppy disk and in a personal gallery on the World Wide Web designed by student.

4745 Advanced Digital Photography (4) Prerequisite:  First Year Studio Program, ART 3700, ART 4740.
   This class focuses on an aesthetic exploration of digital photography using the tools learned in the preceding classes. Students will explore visual issues unique to digital photography through a series of projects designed to help them develop their personal vision and explore the extended possibilities of the medium.

4750 Photography Senior Portfolio (4) Prerequisite:  ART 4710.
   Students will work on producing a finished body of work, ready for exhibition or graduate program application. Students? projects will be reviewed in individual and group critiques. Members of the class must be prepared to work independently, have well formulated ideas, and participated in class discussions. This course is also structured to help students with professional practices such as writing an artist statement, building a resume, contacting a gallery, and applying for graduate school. Students will also be given readings for discussions on contemporary critical theory as it pertains to photography. There will be in-class writing assignments on the readings.

4810  Transmedia Projects (4) Prerequisite: ART 3810.
   Students focus on a specialized aspect of non-media specific art making. The topic of the course changes each time the course is taught. Types of investigations include a wide range of media, technological and visual problem solving strategies in relationship to cultural aspects of design, community and social projects, specialized techniques, or performances. The class is intended to pursue a challenging and inventive curriculum for both student and instructor.

4830  Graphic Design Internship (3) Prerequisite: Admittance into the Graphic Design Program & ART 3610, 3620, 3630, 3640.
   The internship program eases the transition between the educational environment and the practicing profession. Reputable design studios, advertising agencies, and in-house design departments are asked by the graphic design faculty to participate. Internship placement is based upon the students' qualifications. These experiences are supplemented with course work addressing issues such as designer/client relationships, tax & legal issues, contract development and all practices associated with the business of design.

4890  Transmedia Capstone (4) Prerequisite: Declared art major in transmedia.
   A student-driven project-based course with an in-depth investigation of the individual artist's process of decision -making and motivation. In this course students will synthesize previous practices into a cohesive body of research that includes multiple media and uses a technological means of dissemination.

4900  Special Topics in Studio Art (4) Prerequisite: Declared art major or instructor's consent.
   The course is scheduled occasionally to explore ideas and mediums outside of the regular curriculum. Open to non-majors with instructor's consent.

4910  Honors Studio Art (4)
   Restricted to studio art majors in the department Honors Program working on their Honors degree.

4920  Directed Study: Individual Senior Projects (1 to 4) Prerequisit: Senior standing as art major or by instructor's consent.
   Directed study arranged with individual instructors.

4980  Senior Studio Seminar (3) Prerequisite: First Year Studio Program and senior standing as art major.
   Divides itself between two areas: creative process and professional concerns for the working artist. Extensive readings, class discussions, and guests cover a range of topics from theories on why humans create art, to basic information on graduate study; job and exhibition opportunities; the law. Having read what dozens of contemporary artists have articulated about their work, Seminar students will then craft their own Artists' statements.

4985  Honors Senior Seminar in Studio Art (3)
   Restricted to studio art majors in the departmental Honors Program working on their Honors degree.

4999  Honors Thesis/Project (4)
   Restricted to students in the Honors Program working on their Honors degree.

6000  Post-Baccalaureate Degree Studio (4) Prerequisite: BA or BFA in Studio Art.

6030  Art Making Workshop for Teachers (3)
   The course is a studio based and action research supported workshop. Students explore the creative process through one art medium for the entire workshop, e.g. one year ceramics, the next session painting, then photography, drawing, sculpture, printmaking, and intermedia art.

6110  Graduate Projects in Painting (2 to 6) Prerequisite: Admission to ART MFA Program.

6120  Graduate Projects in Painting (2 to 6) Prerequisite: Admission to ART MFA Program.

6130  Graduate Projects in Painting (2 to 6) Prerequisite: Admission to ART MFA Program.

6140  Graduate Projects in Painting (2 to 6) Prerequisite: Admission to ART MFA Program.

6150  Graduate Projects in Painting (2 to 6) Prerequisite: Admission to ART MFA Program.

6160  Graduate Projects in Painting (2 to 6) Prerequisite: Admission to ART MFA Program.

6180  Graduate Studio/Critique (4) Prerequisite: Graduate standing required.
   A course to connect both the individual's studio production and a communities engagement in-group critiques. Work from a personal space is exposed to broader considerations from the varied perspectives of the group. The analysis and criticism expand our focus to explore historical and contemporary issues as they relate to our singular experience. The course is offered Spring Semester; the faculty will rotate creating an inventive and challenging curriculum for both students and professor.

6210  Graduate Projects in Ceramics (2 to 6) Prerequisite: Admission to ART MFA Program.

6220  Graduate Projects in Ceramics (2 to 6) Prerequisite: Admission to ART MFA Program.

6230  Graduate Projects in Ceramics (2 to 6) Prerequisite: Admission to ART MFA Program.

6240  Graduate Projects in Ceramics (2 to 6) Prerequisite: Admission to ART MFA Program.

6310  Graduate Projects in Printmaking (2 to 6) Prerequisite: Admission to ART MFA Program.

6320  Graduate Projects in Printmaking (2 to 6) Prerequisite: Admission to ART MFA Program.

6330  Graduate Projects in Printmaking (2 to 6) Prerequisite: Admission to ART MFA Program.

6340  Graduate Printmaking (4) Prerequisite: Admission to ART MFA Program.
   Graduate level advanced printing, students utilize a variety of techniques in the creation of images.

6360  Graduate Projects in Book Arts (4) Prerequisite: Admission to ART MFA Program.
   Projects will be designed with reference to the specific background of the graduate student.

6410  Graduate Projects in Sculpture (2 to 6) Prerequisite: Admission to ART MFA Program.

6420  Graduate Projects in Sculpture (2 to 6) Prerequisite: Admission to ART MFA Program.

6430  Graduate Projects in Sculpture (2 to 6) Prerequisite: Admission to ART MFA Program.

6440  Graduate Projects in Sculpture (2 to 6) Prerequisite: Admission to ART MFA Program.

6450  Graduate Projects in Sculpture (2 to 6) Prerequisite: Admission to ART MFA Program.

6460  Graduate Projects in Sculpture (2 to 6) Prerequisite: Admission to ART MFA Program.

6560  Graduate Art Education Seminar: Artist as Cultural Worker (3) 
   The seminar explores the role of artist as cultural worker through readings on critical pedagogy, multicultural arts education, and activist art. In addition, the course provides the framework for developing community-based art education programs in museum and community-based settings.

6570  Graduate Art in the Community: Art Education Beyond School Walls (3) 
   Meets with ART 4530. The seminar provides students with an opportunity to explore community-based art education through the theoretical exploration and practical application of art that creates community while affecting positive change. Students explore the aesthetic, historical, political and socio-cultural aspects of community-based art and organize and coordinate teams of students and community members to plan, implement, and evaluate a community-based artwork.

6580  Graduate Art Teaching Practicum (2)
   Meets with ART 4540. The practicum is designed to develop students' competencies as teaching artists in community settings as well as to develop their understanding of civic engagement through participating in a service-learning internship. Under the supervision of an instructor and a community supervisor, students plan and implement an innovative community-based artwork in collaboration with community members.

6610  Graduate Projects in Graphic Design (2 to 6) Prerequisite: Admission to ART MFA Program.

6620  Graduate Projects in Graphic Design (2 to 6) Prerequisite: Admission to ART MFA Program.

6630  Graduate Projects in Graphic Design (2 to 6) Prerequisite: Admission to ART MFA Program.

6640  Graduate Projects in Graphic Design (2 to 6) Prerequisite: Admission to ART MFA Program.

6650  Graduate Projects in Illustration (3) Prerequisite: Admission to ART MFA Program.

6710  Graduate Projects in Photography (2 to 6) Prerequisite: Admission to ART MFA Program.

6720  Graduate Projects in Photography (2 to 6) Prerequisite: Admission to ART MFA Program.

6730  Graduate Projects in Photography (2 to 6) Prerequisite: Admission to ART MFA Program.

6740  Graduate Projects in Photography (2 to 6) Prerequisite: Admission to ART MFA Program.

6750  Graduate Projects in Photography (2 to 6) Prerequisite: Admission to ART MFA Program.

6760  Graduate Projects in Photography (2 to 6) Prerequisite: Admission to ART MFA Program.

6810  MFA Graduate Seminar (3) Prerequisite: Admission to ART MFA Program.

6970  Thesis Research: MFA (3 to 9) Prerequisite: Admission to ART MFA Program.

6975  Final Project: MFA (3 to 9) Prerequisite: Admission to ART MFA Program.
   Non-thesis studio project as part of the degree requirements for the student's MFA exhibition.

6980  Faculty Consultation (1 to 3) Prerequisite: Admission to ART MFA Program.


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