The semesters listed after course descriptions indicate when courses are expected to be offered. Schedules are subject to change; students should confirm semester offerings with the department when planning degree programs. Jump directly to studio, art & design, or visual art education courses. You can also go directly to special and advanced courses.
100. Three-Dimensional Design (3) (ARTS)
The principles of organization in a variety of three-dimensional media, with emphasis on problem solving and the fundamentals of design. FALL, SPRING.
101. Two-Dimensional Design (3) (ARTS)
Design elements, principles, processes and media in two dimensions, in a variety of visual concepts in both black and white and color. FALL, SPRING.
103. Drawing from Life (3) (ARTS)
Emphasizes developing drawing, design and technical skills in a variety of black and white media by working from real objects and models in the studio. FALL, SPRING.
106. Introduction to Ceramics (3) (ARTS)
Basic ceramic methods for the non-art major, including construction techniques and wheel throwing. Consideration will be given to three-dimensional design elements and ideas. FALL, SPRING.
201. Painting (3)
Painting as a creative process involving aspects of drawing, design, image, color, and material techniques, in the expressive organization of a two-dimensional surface. Work will involve a variety of media and methods. (Prerequisite: 6 hours from 100,101,103). FALL.
203. Non-Acid Intaglio Techniques (3)
Non-acid intaglio techniques on Plexiglas and metal etching plates, manipulation of point and crible textures and vocabulary of nontraditional techniques. Creation of images using collage-based collagraph plates. (Prerequisite: 6 hours from 100,101,103).
204. Relief Printing (3)
Work in basic woodcut and linoleum printing. (Prerequisite: 6 hours from ART 100,101,103). FALL.
205. Ceramics (3)
The construction processes, materials, glazing and firing of ceramic works (low and hire fire, including gas, salt/soda, and wood fire). Emphasis is on hand-building and wheel techniques in sculptural and functional forms. (Prerequisite: 6 hours from ART 100,101,103.) FALL.
208. Metals (3) (ARTS)
The execution of objects in sterling silver and other metals, involving forming, cutting, soldering, stone setting, polishing and other processes. Emphasis is on application of design to the fabrication of jewelry and other decorative objects. (Open to freshmen). SPRING.
209. Weaving and Fiber Construction (3) (ARTS)
The basic techniques of four-harness loom weaving and various methods of designing and constructing forms with fibers, including tapestry. Alternates with Art 210 (Open to freshmen.) FALL.
210. Textile Design (3) (ARTS)
The decoration of fabric surfaces by means of dye and pigment, with special emphasis on design in the shibori, batik and screen-printing methods. Alternates with Art 209. (Open to freshmen.) FALL.
215. Basic Photography (3) (ARTS)
Beginning level study of Digital Photography. Learn camera operation, electronic image editing and techniques to improve one's skill as a photographer. While refining technical skill, there is also an emphasis on developing aesthetic sensitivity and appreciation of the medium as a potent vehicle for communication. FALL.
218. Digital Imaging (3) (ARTS)
An introduction to the computer and Adobe Photoshop software. Students create a variety of digital images while applying creative solutions to design problems. Students will explore the unique challenges and advantages of making art with a computer. Emphasis is also placed on developing creative thought processes and personal expression. (Prerequisites: ART 100,101, or 103). FALL.
220. Sculpture I (3)
A continuation of the media presented in Art 100. New techniques and media presented may include aluminum casting, woodcarving, earthwork, ice craving, glass casting, welding, or paper sculpture. The class will culminate in a significant independent project. (Prerequisite: ART 100). FALL.
228. Graphic Design (3)
An introduction to the basics of print design and the application of industry standard software such as Adobe InDesign and Adobe Illustrator. Topics may include page layout, creation of logos, use and manipulation of text and graphics, product label design, basic printing and post-production. FALL.
250. Drawing and Illustration (3)
Continued exploration of perceptual and expressive drawing, utilizing a variety of technical means and media, including color drawing media, animation/video, and illustration projects. (Prerequisite: Art 103) SPRING.
300. Art and Design Career Seminar (1)
This class will involve field trips or speakers, research and self-evaltation. With a variety of artists, discuss the issues of being an art and design professional. Documentation of art work, port-folio and resume preparation, gallery and exhibition experiences appropriate to the students' possible career directions will be identified and initiated. FALL.
301. Painting II (3)
Continuing study of painting as a creative process involving aspects of drawing, design, image, color and material techniques, in the expressive organization of a two-dimensional surface. Increasing focus on the development of the student's unique personal aesthetic. (Prerequisite: ART 201). SPRING.
303. Figure Studies (3)
Students draw and model in clay from figure and costume models and complete additional work in medium of choice (drawing, painting, sculpture). Course content includes both problems proposed by the instructor and those initiated by the student. (Prerequisites: ART 100 and 103). SPRING.
305. Ceramics II (3)
Emphasis on the wheel and advanced hand building techniques. Multi-temperature low fire surfaces, glaze testing and kiln firing will be stressed. Historical perspectives of ceramics will be explored along with the development of the student's unique personal aesthetic. (Prerequisite: ART 106 or 205). SPRING.
315. Intermediate Photography (3)
This course begins by exploring the craftsmanship of black and white, film based darkroom photography. Students will nose multiple camera formats, including further digital camera work, to experience a variety of creative tools. In addition, this course continues to study the aesthetics of the photographic image. (Prerequisites: ART 215, and instructor's permission). SPRING.
319. Creating a Website (3)
Students will learn industry-standard software, such as Adobe Dreamweaver, to create and launch multi-faceted, functional websites. This course includes building web galleries, user interactivity, video, and navigation systems. SPRING.
320. Sculpture II (3)
Students develop a personal direction selected from experience with previous media and techniques and based on personal imagery and theoretical research. A series of works demonstrating a unique personal vision will be student produced. (Prerequisite: ART 220). FALL.
325. Foundations of Art Therapy (2)
Introduces foundational theories and traditional approaches of art therapy practice, emphasizing the psychodynamic roots of the field. Overview of history of the profession and examines contributions of the key pioneers. Clinical applications are explored through case studies and studio experience. (Prerequisite: PSYC 100; PSYC 205 recommended). SPRING.
326. Approaches in Art Therapy (2)
Explores alternatives theories and techniques in the field of art therapy. Topics also include group and family art therapy practice. Applications are explored through case studies and studio experience. (Prerequisite: PSYC 100; ART 325 and PSYC 205 recommended.) SPRING, ALTERNATES WITH ART 325.
328. Graphic Design II and Web Design (3)
This course is a continuation and further exploration of Graphic Design. Students will expand their skills in design through creatively solving real-world design problems. Students will also learn web site design, which includes information architecture, interactivity, and enhanced navigation. (Prerequisite: ART 228). SPRING.
329. Video Art (3)
In this course students will learn the tools of digital video production as a medium for creative expression. Students will learn pre-production planning, video techniques, lighting, sound, and postproduction editing with Final Cut Pro. There is also an emphasis on creative collaboration and the challenges of working in groups. (Prerequisite: ART 218). SPRING.
350. Design Studio (1)
Students create print or web design for real clients. Clients may include non-profit organizations city government, or college initiatives. Repeatable up to three credits. (Prerequisite: ART 328). FALL, SPRING.
351. Advanced Studio (1-15)
Advanced study in drawing, painting, ceramics, illustration, graphic design, fibers, photography, or sculpture. Repeatable up to 15 semester hours. (Prerequisite: instructor's permission). FALL,SPRING.
401. Sr. Exhibition and Career Preparation (1)
Majors graduating in April, or December of the next year, prepare exhibitions, install them in Gallery, write press releases, design announcement. They write resumes, artist statements, and letters of application, using these materials to apply for an exhibition, graduate program, job, or other opportunity. Repeatable up to 2 credits. (Prerequisite: instructor's permission). FALL,SPRING.
105. Art for Elementary Teachers (3)
The development of familiarity with various materials and techniques for use in the elementary classroom, working in paper-mache, mosaic, crayon, chalk, paint, basic printing processes and clay. Open only to students pursuing the planned minor in elementary education or the early childhood minor. FALL, MAY TERM.
200. Classroom Experience (1-2)
Classroom experience observing and assisting an art teacher. Students must enroll concurrently in TED 204 Educational Psychology. Students are required to maintain journals of their experience. (Co-requisite: TED 204). FALL, SPRING.
330. Clinical Experience (1)
Art classroom experiences parallel to the course TED 330 Teaching-Learning Processes (secondary). Must be taken concurrently with TED 330. FALL.
360. Methods for Elementary Art Teachers (3)
Teaching art at the elementary and middle school levels, including advocacy, art education theory and interdisciplinary education models. Teaching and organizational challenges of art education and the problems of creating an age sensitive curriculum. (Co-requisite: ART 361| Prerequisites: acceptance in teacher education program, junior status). SPRING.
361. Elementary Art Practicum (1)
Field experience teaching art to elementary students. With respect to teacher certification requirements, this can substitute for one hour of TED 300. (Co-requisite: ART 360). SPRING.
460. Methods for Secondary Art Educators (3)
Art education theory, resources and classroom management related to secondary teaching. Development of lesson plans into whole units of study culminating in the creation of an entire curriculum and a written personal philosophy about the teaching of art. Additional field experience required. (Prerequisites: ART 360 | Co-requisite: ART 461). FALL.
461. Secondary Art Practicum (1)
Field experience teaching art to secondary students. With respect to teacher certification requirements, this can substitute for one hour of TED 300. (Co-requisuite: ART 460). FALL.
489. Senior Research in Art Education (2)
Classroom discussions about the practices of teaching art. Research and reflective writings will prepare the pre-associate teacher by focusing on teaching diverse learners in diverse contexts, issues of curriculum and pedagogy, and school culture and art teaching. (Co-requisites: ART 360, ART 460 or TED 400). SPRING.
199. Exploratory Internship (1-3).
299. Experimental Course (1-3).
399. Professional Internship (1-3).
451. Independent Study (1-3).
Intended for Art and Design majors with a special need to study content beyond that offered in the normal course sequence. (Prerequisite: department permission).