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Art Major

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Courses

The Majors and Minors section of the academic catalog explains graduation requirements. You can also read more about courses in the Undergraduate Course Listings section of the academic catalog.

Degree Plans

Sample degree plans provide a glimpse of what your schedule may look like as you complete this program.

Art Major Courses

ARTD111 2D/3D Design (3 Credits)
A study of the basic principles and elements of two and three dimensional form and composition. Alternate discussions and projects designed to acquaint the student with materials and techniques in the plastic arts. Three double periods. (Offered fall semester.)
ARTD112 Sculpture (3 Credits)
A study of the elements of three-dimensional form. Working with a variety of materials employing traditional additive and subtractive methods as well as contemporary found-form construction/fabrication. Three double periods. Prerequisite: ART 111 or permission of instructor. (Offered spring semester.)
ARTD113 Drawing (3 Credits)
Studio work in beginning drawing from still life and nature. Basic experiences with form description using a wide range of media. Three double periods. (Offered spring semester of even calendar years.)
ARTD211 Painting I (3 Credits)
Composition in acrylics with emphasis on structuring of two-dimensional forms and space. Primary resources are still life and nature. Three double or two triple periods. Prerequisite: ART 111 and 113. (Offered spring semester.)
ARTD213 Figure Drawing (3 Credits)
Study of drawing as representation, expression, and composition. Emphasis on drawing of the figure from the posed model using brush, pen, charcoal, etc. Three double periods. Prerequisite: ART 111 and 113. (Offered spring semester of odd calendar years.)
ARTH251 Art History: Survey I (3 Credits)
The course is an introductory study of artists, their ideas, and styles, with an emphasis upon the variety of media and styles in the history of art. Also included is a beginning survey of art historical movements commencing with Western painting, sculpture, and architecture from prehistoric times through the Aegean and Greek periods. Meets the general education fine arts requirement. (Offered fall semester of odd calendar years.)
ARTH252 Art History: Survey II (3 Credits)
Beginning with Rome and its Empire, the painting, sculpture, and architecture since the time of Christ are considered in this survey. The Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque periods are studied in depth, along with a brief overview of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Socioeconomic, cultural, and religious influences are considered. Meets the general education fine arts requirement. (Offered spring semester of even calendar years.)
ARTH353 Art History: 20th Century (3 Credits)
A study of European and American art and architectural movements beginning with Expressionism and Cubism and continuing through the most recent developments. Meets the general education fine arts and swriting intensive requirement. (Offered fall semester.)
ARTS400 Advanced Studio (3 Credits)
Advanced study allowing the qualified student to select his or her medium and explore it more intensively. The culmination of this semester will be an exhibition prepared by the student. A sufficient number of juried works will be required for a complete show in the College art gallery. May be repeated for a total of six hours. Prerequisite: Permission of the Department. (Offered every semester.)
Upper Division Art - Complete 3 Credit Hours of Upper Division Art Electives (Credits Required: 3.00)
ARTD311 Painting II (3 Credits)
Advanced problems involving creative experiments with various painting media. The student is encouraged to develop an individual approach to contemporary painting problems. Three double or two triple periods. Prerequisite: ART 211. (Offered spring semester.)
ARTD312 Sculpture II (3 Credits)
A continuation of the pursuit of sculptural concepts through practical studio experience. Spatial concepts will be explored relative to various materials and processes-to traditional applications and nontraditional. Emphasis will be upon creative and imaginative resolution and the development of the student's own forms of three-dimensional expression. The course is designed as a sequential experience following the investigations initiated in Sculpture I and will include strong interdisciplinary emphases and preparation for advanced study. (Offered spring semester) Prerequisite: ART112
ARTD320 Ceramics II (3 Credits)
As with the introductory course, Ceramics II is designed to develop sensitivity to clay and its properties and to glazes and their interaction with clay. Emphasis will continue to be placed on personal expression of ideas and concepts appropriate to clay usage, and upon the exploration of and improvement of clay methods and techniques. Prerequisite: ART 310. (Offered fall semester.)
ARTD330 Business Practices in Design (3 Credits)
Through lectures, demonstrations, research and stuio work, this course encourages an in-depth study of the business aspects of the design profession. Common professional design problems are emphasized. Cross listed with DM330. Prerequisite: ART230. (Offered spring semester of even calendar years.)
DMDA330 Business Practices in Design (3 Credits)
Through lecturers, demonstrations, research and studio work, this course encourages an in-depth study of the business aspects of the design profession. Common professional design problems are emphasized. Cross listed with ART 330. Prerequisite: DM 230. (Offered spring semester of even calendar years.)
ARTD341 Digital Photography II (3 Credits)
Digital Photography II will explore the traditional use of photography as an art form and experiment with the new possibilities of the medium with the advent of digital manipulation. Emphasis will be placed upon recognizing and challenging one's own aesthetic disposition inside the discipline of photography. An exploration of both "classic" and "contemporary" photographers will grant students an insight to the history and current directions of this challenging art.
DMDA341 Digital Photography II (3 Credits)
Digital Photography II will explore the traditional use of photography as an art form and experiment with the new possibilities of the medium with the advent of digital manipulation. Emphasis will be placed upon recognizing and challenging one's own aesthetic disposition inside the discipline of photography. An exploration of both "classic" and "contemporary" photographers will grant students an insight to the history and current directions of this challenging art.
ARTH351 Historical Survey of Women Artists (3 Credits)
This course is designed to provide an introduction of the accomplishments of western and non-western women artists from antiquity to the 20th century, which are often omitted from the art history canon. The course will cover historical epochs focusing on the social, economi, and demographic factors that had a direct bearing on women's potential to become professional artists. Meets the general education fine arts and cross cultural requirement. (offered spring semester of odd calendar years) (meets gen ed-humanities and CC)
ARTH352 Art History:19th Century (3 Credits)
A study of European and American art and architectural movements from Neoclassicism through Impressionism, Symbolism, and the Art Nouveau. Meets the general education fire arts requirement. (Offered spring semester of even calendar years.)
ARTH355 Art History: Non-western Art (3 Credits)
A general survey of the architecture and artifacts developed in cultures not influenced by Western artistic tradition including Africa, India, China, Japan, Korea, the South Sea Islands, Australia, South and Central America, and Native North America. Attention will be given to the relationship of social, political, intellectual, and religious developments that impacted the making of artifacts. Meets the general education cross cultural and fine arts requirements. (Offered fall semester of even calendar years.)
ARTD365 Specialized Studies in Design (3 Credits)
Advanced instruction and assigned studio work in one or more topics within the design field including but not limited to: information design, design methodology, advertising design, image design, typography, user centered design, electronic imaging, graphic design history, communication theory, design for social issues, and/or package design. Cross listed with DM365. Prerequisite: ART230. (Offered spring semester of odd calendar years.)
DMDA365 Specialized Studies in Design (3 Credits)
Advanced instruction and assigned studio work in one or more topics within the design field including but not limited to: information design, design methodology, advertising design, image design, typography, user centered design, electronic imaging, graphic design history, communication theory, design for social issues, and/or package design. Cross listed with ART365. Prerequisite: DM230. (Offered spring semester of odd calendar years.)
ARTD389 Jr Departmental Honors Research (2 Credits)
ARTS390 Independent Studio (3 Credits)
Independent Studio provides time and space for the student who has completed at least the second level in any of the areas of specialization. The student works independently, approximately 12 hours per week. Work time is punctuated by weekly, individual, one-half hour meetings with the instructor and by biweekly critiques with other students in Independent and Advanced Studio classes. The main goal of the course is the achievement of a personal expression, which indicates clear conceptual development as evidenced by a body of work and a written statement. Students may take as many credits of Independent Studio as is necessary to complete the major requirements or to fulfill personal objectives. Prerequisite: Any second level studio course (ART 230, 300, 308, 312, 320) or permission of the Art Department Head. (Offered every semester.)
ARTS395 Practicum (4 Credits)
Each department offers a practicum or internship course numbered 405. In this course the student applies theories and skills learned in the major. Each experience should include significant learning opportunities related to the student's major field. Two supervisors are involved, a work supervisor and an academic supervisor. Registration must occur prior to the activity. Forty to sixty hours of work experience is required for each credit awarded. The experience may be paid or unpaid. Letter grades will be assigned unless otherwise stated in the departmental description. Students must consult with their academic supervisor at least twice during the experience. A learning experience summary paper following departmental guidelines is required as well as a final interview with the academic supervisor. A maximum of twelve credits may be applied to the degree. Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing with a 2.0 G.P.A., 18 semester credits completed in the field and departmental approval.
ARTD399 Open Titled (3 Credits)
ARTS405 Internship (4 Credits)
Each department offers a practicum or internship course numbered 405. In this course the student applies theories and skills learned in the major. Each experience should include significant learning opportunities related to the student's major field. Two supervisors are involved, a work supervisor and an academic supervisor. Registration must occur prior to the activity. Forty to sixty hours of work experience is required for each credit awarded. The experience may be paid or unpaid. Letter grades will be assigned unless otherwise stated in the departmental description. Students must consult with their academic supervisor at least twice during the experience. A learning experience summary paper following departmental guidelines is required as well as a final interview with the academic supervisor. A maximum of twelve credits may be applied to the degree. Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing with a 2.0 G.P.A., 18 semester credits completed in the field and departmental approval.
ARTD489 Departmental Honors Research (2 Credits)
ARTD490 Departmental Honors Thesis (2 Credits)
Art Electives - Complete 6 Credit Hours of Additional Art Electives (Credits Required: 6.00)
ARTD120 Ceramics I (3 Credits)
A study of three-dimensional form in pottery. Pottery design and construction using coil, slab and wheel throwing methods. Glazing and firing techniques are explored. Three double periods. (Offered fall semester.)
ARTH130 Juxtaposynthesis (3 Credits)
Juxtaposythesis, an interdisciplinary approach to creative spirituality, is designed to explore and promote essential characteristics that inspire creativity through projects and multidisciplinary readings on the nature of the imagination. A primary assumption of the course is that "divergent thinking" is essential to both an artist's work and the moral life, and the course asks students to do the imaginative work of transforming the familiar and commonplace into new and "beautiful" constructions. Meets the general education fine arts requirement. (Offered Interterm.)
ARTH176 Lives of the Great Artists (3 Credits)
Art History: The Lives of the Great Artists IN15-Throughout art history, numerous artists led eccentric lives yet attained success during their lifetimes or after their deaths. In this course, we will explore the lives of famous artists to ascertain whether their successes are based on mental instability and/or extraordinary events that happened in their lives. IN12, 13, &14-Did you know the famous artist Rembrandt went bankrupt and lost all his worldly possessions? Did you ever wonder why Vincent van Gogh cut off his ear? Through a series of DVD biographies, documentaries, and in-depth research we will discover some little known facts about famous artists and how their lives intertwined with the art they produced.
ARTD199 Open Titled (3 Credits)
ARTD230 Type and Image Design (3 Credits)
This course reviews the overview of the technical and aesthetic issues relevant to the design profession. Studio work and research will be assigned. Specific focus on problems in visual organization, typography, and design theory as an expressive design element will be studied. Course content will concentrate on fostering creative thinking along with prescribed techniques and media.. Three double or two triple periods. Cross listed with DM 230. Prerequisite: ART 111. (Offered fall semester.)
DMDA230 Type and Image Design (3 Credits)
This course reviews the overview of the technical and aesthetic issues relevant to the design profession. Studio work and research will be assigned. Specific focus on problems in visual organization, typography, and design theory as an expressive design element will be studied. Course content will concentrate on fostering creative thinking along with prescribed techniques and media.. Three double or two triple periods. Cross listed with ART 230. Prerequisite: ART 111. (Offered fall semester.)
ARTD241 Digital Photography I (3 Credits)
Students will work with traditional 35 mm and digital cameras and scanners to produce photographic images that can be improved, manipulated, altered, and printed from the computer. They will learn to control camera settings, adjust imagery using sophisticated photo manipulation software, and explore the variety of digitally based, photograph quality printing. Students will experiment with the fundamentals of photography while developing a portfolio of creative photography. Cross listed with DM 241 (Offered fall semester.)
DMDA241 Digital Photography I (3 Credits)
Students will work with traditional 35 mm and digital cameras and scanners to produce photographic images that can be improved, manipulated, altered, and printed from the computer. They will learn to control camera settings, adjust imagery using sophisticated photo manipulation software, and explore the variety of digitally based, photograph quality printing. Students will experiment with the fundamentals of photography while developing a portfolio of creative photography. Cross listed with ART241 (Offered fall semester.)
ARTD311 Painting II (3 Credits)
Advanced problems involving creative experiments with various painting media. The student is encouraged to develop an individual approach to contemporary painting problems. Three double or two triple periods. Prerequisite: ART 211. (Offered spring semester.)
ARTD312 Sculpture II (3 Credits)
A continuation of the pursuit of sculptural concepts through practical studio experience. Spatial concepts will be explored relative to various materials and processes-to traditional applications and nontraditional. Emphasis will be upon creative and imaginative resolution and the development of the student's own forms of three-dimensional expression. The course is designed as a sequential experience following the investigations initiated in Sculpture I and will include strong interdisciplinary emphases and preparation for advanced study. (Offered spring semester) Prerequisite: ART112
ARTD320 Ceramics II (3 Credits)
As with the introductory course, Ceramics II is designed to develop sensitivity to clay and its properties and to glazes and their interaction with clay. Emphasis will continue to be placed on personal expression of ideas and concepts appropriate to clay usage, and upon the exploration of and improvement of clay methods and techniques. Prerequisite: ART 310. (Offered fall semester.)
ARTD330 Business Practices in Design (3 Credits)
Through lectures, demonstrations, research and stuio work, this course encourages an in-depth study of the business aspects of the design profession. Common professional design problems are emphasized. Cross listed with DM330. Prerequisite: ART230. (Offered spring semester of even calendar years.)
DMDA330 Business Practices in Design (3 Credits)
Through lecturers, demonstrations, research and studio work, this course encourages an in-depth study of the business aspects of the design profession. Common professional design problems are emphasized. Cross listed with ART 330. Prerequisite: DM 230. (Offered spring semester of even calendar years.)
ARTD341 Digital Photography II (3 Credits)
Digital Photography II will explore the traditional use of photography as an art form and experiment with the new possibilities of the medium with the advent of digital manipulation. Emphasis will be placed upon recognizing and challenging one's own aesthetic disposition inside the discipline of photography. An exploration of both "classic" and "contemporary" photographers will grant students an insight to the history and current directions of this challenging art.
DMDA341 Digital Photography II (3 Credits)
Digital Photography II will explore the traditional use of photography as an art form and experiment with the new possibilities of the medium with the advent of digital manipulation. Emphasis will be placed upon recognizing and challenging one's own aesthetic disposition inside the discipline of photography. An exploration of both "classic" and "contemporary" photographers will grant students an insight to the history and current directions of this challenging art.
ARTH351 Historical Survey of Women Artists (3 Credits)
This course is designed to provide an introduction of the accomplishments of western and non-western women artists from antiquity to the 20th century, which are often omitted from the art history canon. The course will cover historical epochs focusing on the social, economi, and demographic factors that had a direct bearing on women's potential to become professional artists. Meets the general education fine arts and cross cultural requirement. (offered spring semester of odd calendar years) (meets gen ed-humanities and CC)
ARTH352 Art History:19th Century (3 Credits)
A study of European and American art and architectural movements from Neoclassicism through Impressionism, Symbolism, and the Art Nouveau. Meets the general education fire arts requirement. (Offered spring semester of even calendar years.)
ARTH355 Art History: Non-western Art (3 Credits)
A general survey of the architecture and artifacts developed in cultures not influenced by Western artistic tradition including Africa, India, China, Japan, Korea, the South Sea Islands, Australia, South and Central America, and Native North America. Attention will be given to the relationship of social, political, intellectual, and religious developments that impacted the making of artifacts. Meets the general education cross cultural and fine arts requirements. (Offered fall semester of even calendar years.)
ARTD365 Specialized Studies in Design (3 Credits)
Advanced instruction and assigned studio work in one or more topics within the design field including but not limited to: information design, design methodology, advertising design, image design, typography, user centered design, electronic imaging, graphic design history, communication theory, design for social issues, and/or package design. Cross listed with DM365. Prerequisite: ART230. (Offered spring semester of odd calendar years.)
DMDA365 Specialized Studies in Design (3 Credits)
Advanced instruction and assigned studio work in one or more topics within the design field including but not limited to: information design, design methodology, advertising design, image design, typography, user centered design, electronic imaging, graphic design history, communication theory, design for social issues, and/or package design. Cross listed with ART365. Prerequisite: DM230. (Offered spring semester of odd calendar years.)
ARTD389 Jr Departmental Honors Research (2 Credits)
ARTS390 Independent Studio (3 Credits)
Independent Studio provides time and space for the student who has completed at least the second level in any of the areas of specialization. The student works independently, approximately 12 hours per week. Work time is punctuated by weekly, individual, one-half hour meetings with the instructor and by biweekly critiques with other students in Independent and Advanced Studio classes. The main goal of the course is the achievement of a personal expression, which indicates clear conceptual development as evidenced by a body of work and a written statement. Students may take as many credits of Independent Studio as is necessary to complete the major requirements or to fulfill personal objectives. Prerequisite: Any second level studio course (ART 230, 300, 308, 312, 320) or permission of the Art Department Head. (Offered every semester.)
ARTS395 Practicum (4 Credits)
Each department offers a practicum or internship course numbered 405. In this course the student applies theories and skills learned in the major. Each experience should include significant learning opportunities related to the student's major field. Two supervisors are involved, a work supervisor and an academic supervisor. Registration must occur prior to the activity. Forty to sixty hours of work experience is required for each credit awarded. The experience may be paid or unpaid. Letter grades will be assigned unless otherwise stated in the departmental description. Students must consult with their academic supervisor at least twice during the experience. A learning experience summary paper following departmental guidelines is required as well as a final interview with the academic supervisor. A maximum of twelve credits may be applied to the degree. Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing with a 2.0 G.P.A., 18 semester credits completed in the field and departmental approval.
ARTD399 Open Titled (3 Credits)
ARTS405 Internship (4 Credits)
Each department offers a practicum or internship course numbered 405. In this course the student applies theories and skills learned in the major. Each experience should include significant learning opportunities related to the student's major field. Two supervisors are involved, a work supervisor and an academic supervisor. Registration must occur prior to the activity. Forty to sixty hours of work experience is required for each credit awarded. The experience may be paid or unpaid. Letter grades will be assigned unless otherwise stated in the departmental description. Students must consult with their academic supervisor at least twice during the experience. A learning experience summary paper following departmental guidelines is required as well as a final interview with the academic supervisor. A maximum of twelve credits may be applied to the degree. Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing with a 2.0 G.P.A., 18 semester credits completed in the field and departmental approval.
ARTD489 Departmental Honors Research (2 Credits)
ARTD490 Departmental Honors Thesis (2 Credits)

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