Undergraduate Degree & Course Catalog
2016-17

Art - Courses

ART 105 Studio 1: Art & the Everyday
Art

Explores material culture, industrial/mass production, information media and design, craft, kitsch, and the banal through the concepts, processes and practices of two- and three-dimensional design and drawing. Required for first-year B.F.A. and B.A. majors. There may be a class fee assessed to your student account.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)


ART 110 Studio 2: Constructed Body
Art

Investigates concepts and processes of drawing, three-dimensional and performance methods as forms of expression used in exploring the history and function of the human body in art. Introduces students to related issues such as sexual politics, post-colonialism and technology, and contextualizing their projects within a larger cultural framework. Required for first-year B.F.A. and B.A. majors. There may be a class fee assessed to your student account.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)



ART 111 Drawing Fundamentals
Art

There is a fee associated with this class. Involves drawing from still life, figure, and memory/imagination, utilizing a wide variety of media. Conceptual emphasis on line, gesture, shape, space, value, and texture. Covers compositional theory and development of visual expression.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading: Graded (GRD)


ART 120 Studio 3: Public Space
Art

Explores concepts and design processes related to three-dimensional investigations situated in the public domain. We contextualize assignments by studying the history and social impact of these practices. Students experiment with contemporary modes of displaying and experiencing art and design, through site-specificity, collaboration, audience interaction, and development of public, commercial, and institutional communication. There may be a class fee assessed to your student account.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)



ART 135 Self and Representation
Art

This course investigates concepts and design principles of two-dimensional processes of painting and printmaking. Conceptually, the assignments are driven by an exploration of art through personal narratives, issues of identity, and as a vehicle for spiritual and psychological transformation. There may be a class fee assessed to your student account.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)


ART 140 Studio 5: Time-Based Strategies
Art

Investigates the concepts and practices of photography, computer art, and video as the basis for visual communication and expression in contemporary art and design. We ground assignments in the development of semiotics, media literacy, media ethics, dissemination techniques, and teamwork. There may be a class fee assessed to your student account. There may be a class fee assessed to your student account.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)



ART 202 Introduction to Print Media/ Relief and Letterpress
Art

Studio course utilizes methods of woodcut, linocut, and letterpress to introduce students to the historical conventions and contemporary extensions of relief printing. Explores the aesthetic possibilities of inking and impression, and seeks the pleasures of material involvement while building conceptual and technical knowledge. There may be a class fee assessed to your student account.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)


ART 205 Introduction to Print Media: Intaglio and Collagraph
Art

Teaches the basics of intaglio (etching) and collagraph print media. Instruction in non-toxic methods is included along with traditional methods on copper and zinc plates. Analyzes historical and contemporary constructions of narrative and sequence, culminating in a project that builds upon this theme.There may be a class fee assessed to your student account.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)



ART 207 Drawing Concepts 1
Art

First semester of a two-semester sequence of drawing courses focusing on the language, materials and concepts of drawing as foundation for all the visual arts. Emphasizes the development of perceptual, analytical, and structural drawing skills while simultaneously working with idea development. Includes sketching as concept generation; material exploration; creating pictorial and illusionistic space; recording the external world; and working with the figure. Line, texture, tone, shape, composition, light and shadow are covered along with a variety of wet and dry drawing media. There may be a class fee assessed to your student account.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)


ART 208 Drawing Concepts 2
Art

Second semester of a two-semester sequence of drawing courses focusing on the language, materials and concepts of drawing as foundation for all the visual arts. Emphasizes idea generation as a formal and conceptual process, from the thought in the mind to the gesture on the page to a fully articulated image. Students investigate the translation that occurs when representing ideas through a variety of drawing tools, materials and mark making. Topics covered include narrative sequencing, mapping, and scale. Projects are structured to make visible the internal world of emotions, imagination, memory and opinion. There may be a class fee assessed to your student account.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: ART 207



ART 210 Introduction to Photography
Art

There is a fee associated with this class. This studio course examines the historical, conceptual, and practical developments of the art of photography as embodied in the use of digital image-making technologies under natural and ambient lighting. Technically based course, students are initiated to digital technologies such as camera, printing and imaging software (Photoshop) for the photographer. This beginning course is required to access all advanced courses in photography. It includes demonstrations, studio/lab works oriented towards the acquisition of skills, critical vocabulary and initiation to conceptual approach to photography. Requirement: Students must have their own digital camera with a manual exposure or speed control, a minimum image size of 8.0 Megapixels, and a hard drive storage device of 100 GB or larger. There may be a class fee assessed to your student account.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)


ART 211 Basic Painting
Art

Covers basic methods and materials in oil painting; including traditional and current approaches to form, color, and pictorial organization. Varied course structure includes direct interpretation of subject matter, as well as conceptually based visual problems. There may be a class fee assessed to your student account.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)



ART 212 Painting & Popular Culture
Art

Covers basic methods and materials in oil painting to investigate contemporary themes of popular culture. This course includes traditional and current approaches to form, color, and pictorial organization. Varied course structure includes direct interpretation of subject matter, as well as conceptually based visual problems. There may be a class fee assessed to your student account.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)


ART 216 Pictorial Structure
Art

Addresses the formal and conceptual aspects of 2D artwork. Art from the past and present is viewed, discussed, and utilized as a starting point for student-driven assignments. The nature of each assignment is based on the formal (visual) qualities of an idea paired with a conceptual (thematic) core. All student work is based upon and inspired by the ideas, theories, opinions, and reactions on art from a widely dispersed range of periods and regions.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: accepted Art major



ART 221 Typography
Art

Introduces typographic history, type anatomy, type styles, application of legibility guidelines, and explorations with interpretive and experimental typography. There may be a class fee assessed to your student account.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)


ART 223 Figure Drawing 1
Art

Uncover the transient and internal in a series of sessions that refines memory, facilitates speed, hones powers of perception and expression, all inspired by nothing less than the eternal nude. Gesture, spirit, memory, motion, essence, speed, measure, pace, balance, focus, weight, gravity, rhythm are all filters through which we examine and express human form. Technical experimentation is essential. There may be a class fee assessed to your student account.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading: Graded (GRD)



ART 225 Introduction to Print Media: Lithography and Monotype
Art

Teaches the basics of lithography and monotype print media. Prized for its subtle effects and evocative surfaces, lithography is particularly well suited for artists who like to draw or use photographic/digital montage strategies to construct images. Often described as painterly printmaking, monotype may be combined with lithography and is adapted to print on a variety of surfaces with or without a press. Thematic focus is on cultivating visual memory and the imagination. There may be a class fee assessed to your student account.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)


ART 229 Sculpture: Methods of Spatial Inquiry
Art

Paradigms of space, from map to model, shift radically from epoch to epoch. Reflecting these shifts, sculpture since Minimalism, has increasingly redefined its notion of 'form' and 'objectness' to include the surrounding perceptual space, temporal practices, and the socio-political constituents of space. Students are introduced to materials and methods of object/structure building, process and time based practices, and the relationship of sculpture to media and visual culture. There may be a class fee assessed to your student account.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)



ART 231 Painting for Nonmajors 1
Art

There is a fee associated with this class. For students not singularly committed to becoming artists. We learn a basic approach to oil painting and experience a variety of visual points of view.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Summer
Grading: Graded (GRD)


ART 232 Painting for Nonmajors 2
Art

For students not singularly committed to becoming artists. We learn a basic approach to oil painting and experience a variety of visual points of view.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Summer
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: ART 231



ART 240 History Of Graphic Design
Art

Survey of the history of visual communication from prehistoric times to the present. Examines synchronic and diachronic relationships between art, media, critical theory, semiotics, literature and culture. Midterm and a final independent research paper or presentation of a scholarly nature required.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)


ART 243 Sculptural Concepts: Spatial Inquiry
Art

Applies themes and methods developed in ART 229 toward the theoretical context which Roland Krauss has called "Sculpture in the Expanded Field." Introduces the conceptual underpinnings of the "expanded field" of sculptural practice as it pertains to environmental sculpture, land art, kinesthetic, time based, and performative sculpture. Develops understanding of theoretical concepts in conjunction with studio projects exploring these themes.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: ART 229



ART 250 Introduction to Digital Practices
Art

There is a fee associated with this class. Surveys, in a hands-on fashion, the rich and unique resources the computer offers the artist/designer. Includes computer basics, letter manipulation, drawing and painting metaphors, image processing, 3-D modeling, sound/image synthesis, interactive scripting, and animation. There may be a class fee assessed to your student account.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)


ART 259 Introduction to Print Media/ Screen Print
Art

There is a fee associated with this class. Screen print is a fast and non-toxic means for printing multiple-color images onto a wide range of surfaces. Instruction includes hand-drawn and photo-emulsion stencils using reductive methods, make-ready, and digital halftones. Culminates in an assignment that emphasizes the connections between the medium and the message, stressing innovative presentations and how they affect meaning. There may be a class fee assessed to your student account.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)



ART 285 View Camera & Darkroom
Art

This studio course explores creative and technical aspects of the view camera using B&W darkroom technology and some digital methods of transfer. More specifically, the students learn the importance of the workflow, camera movement, Zones system, exposure guideline and light metering. This course also covers chemical film development, B&W darkroom printing and digital transfer of negatives (film) to digital files as well as basic studio lighting. This course includes demonstrations, studio works oriented towards the acquisition of skills, critical language and the development of conceptual approaches in photography.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: ART 210


ART 304 Screen Print Extended
Art

Students build upon individual interests and talents in order to formulate, research, contextualize, and execute a body of work. Thematic focus changes each semester and provides new linkages to historical/theoretical contexts and extends material options. There may be a class fee assessed to your student account.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: ART 259 or permission of instructor



ART 306 Intaglio, Relief, and Digital Print Media Extended
Art

Students build upon individual interests and talents in order to formulate, research, contextualize, and execute a body of work. Thematic focus changes each semester and provides new linkages to historical/theoretical contexts and extends material options. There may be a class fee assessed to your student account.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: ART 205 or permission of instructor


ART 307 Thematic Drawing
Art

A thematic approach to drawing; focuses on larger projects that combine a formal, material and conceptual approach to drawing. Students develop a personal language of drawing by researching, articulating and executing work though the interpretation of each theme. Themes vary from semester to semester. In addition to studio work, reading and lectures will correlate with each project contextualizing the theme within a historical and contemporary approach to art making. The class culminates with a self-determined, self-directed project. There may be a class fee assessed to your student account.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: ART 207



ART 309 Design and Authorship
Art

Introduces digital graphic reproduction processes, digital and conventional printing processes, and new digital prepress techniques. Includes digital print file preparation, cost estimates, digital transmission and imaging processes.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: ART 221


ART 311 Alternate Painting Strategies
Art

Explores non-traditional materials, processes and pictorial articulation in addition to conventional variants. Stresses thematic content, theoretical form, color, and space based upon individual interpretation. Compositional approaches include the use of appropriated imagery, allegory, and conceptualizations. There may be a class fee assessed to your student account.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: ART 211 or 212



ART 312 Individual Painting Explorations
Art

Encourages individual creative research through a consistent exploration of themes, concepts, processes and media towards a cohesive body of work. This course also investigates a variety of possible ways for installation and exhibition. There may be a class fee assessed to your student account.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: ART 311 and ART 211 or 212


ART 313 Photography: Image, Text and Sound
Art

This course explores the intersection of the photographic image with the word and sound. Looking at the use of words as text and sound combined with images in the public space, advertising, magazine, literary works, media, the web, guerilla based photo practices, etc., the students will investigate the roles, affects and suggestive power of the interaction between image, text and sound. This is an intermediate, conceptually based course that focuses on art practice activities, which includes lectures, discussions, production and research. There may be a class fee assessed to your student account.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: ART 210



ART 314 Photography in the Extended Field
Art

The course addresses the changing nature of photography. It explores photos capacities beyond the border of the traditional photographic print to encompass inter-activity, time/movement, space/three-dimensionality and installation. Display, forms of presentation, intervention will be explored. This is an intermediate, conceptually based course that focuses on art practice activities, which includes lectures, discussions, production and research.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: ART 210


ART 315 Black and White Film Photography
Art

Introduces students to the art and techniques of black and white film photography and its associated chemically based darkroom techniques. Through shooting assignments and darkroom work, students learn the use of this medium as a form of personal expression. Various technical areas -such as camera control, exposure, Zone System theory, developing, printing and specialized chemical processes are also explored. Course includes both shooting and writing components.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: ART 210 or permission of instructor



ART 316 Cross Cultural Painting/Bricolage
Art

Investigates themes, imagery, and processes re-contextualized through painting and bricolage, a construction from materials at hand. Requires experimentation with ideas, materials and processes inspired by non-Western cultures in addition to familiar cultural experiences. Lectures, projects, group critiques and individual instructions assist students to achieve creative objectives.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: ART 211 or ART 231 or ART 229


ART 319 Applied Semiotics
Art

A theoretical, analytical and practical exposure to visual semiotics, sensory and arbitrary representation, visual perception for information visualization and visual rhetoric as can be applied by the communication designer with diverse media, including a variety of print media and new media. There may be a class fee assessed to your student account.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)



ART 320 Web Design
Art

There is a fee associated with this class. This course focuses on aspects of professional front-end web design technologies and processes, including hand-coding HTML5/CSS3, simple JavaScript, WordPress, responsive design for mobile devices, integration with social media channels, information architecture, and user experience design. There may be a class fee assessed to your student account.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: ART 221 and accepted as Communication Design major


ART 322 Typography 2
Art

Hands-on exploration of the designer's role as author, visual editor, or art director of print and electronic publications: newsletter, newspaper, magazine, book, webzine, web site, etc. Review of historical and current publication media with a focus on purpose, formula and form. There may be a class fee assessed to your student account.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: ART 221 and accepted Communication Design major



ART 323 Drawing: Figure, Form and Expression
Art

Building on the skills of figure drawing one; the focus is on the complex and compelling subject of drawing the human body. Students will work from the model, studying the figure as a means to expand visual perception and refine drawing skills. Explores the body as an object of beauty and a metaphor for documenting the passion and the pathos of human experience. Introduces the landmarks of anatomical bone and muscle structure. Incorporates field trips to sites such as the Gross Anatomy Lab. Outside class, assignments will focus on the body as a means for expression, be it personal, social, political, narrative or emotional. There is a fee associated with this class.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: ART 223


ART 324 Figure Drawing 4
Art

Explores issues concerning the nude, the gaze and gender, pose and possession, scale and scandal as we contextualize and historicize the tradition of figure drawing. Cross-temporal and cross-cultural visual and written texts inform and inspire our own projects and practice.There is a fee associated with this class.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: ART 323



ART 326 Lithography and/or Monotype Extended
Art

Students build upon individual interests and talents in order to formulate, research, contextualize, and execute a body of work. Thematic focus changes each semester and provides new linkages to historical/theoretical contexts and extends material options. There may be a class fee assessed to your student account.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: ART 225 or permission of instructor


ART 329 Intermediate Sculpture 1
Art

Continuation of ART 229 directed primarily toward sculptural concepts. There may be a class fee assessed to your student account.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: ART 229



ART 330 Intermediate Sculpture 2
Art

Continuation of ART 229 directed primarily toward sculptural concepts. There may be a class fee assessed to your student account.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: ART 329


ART 333 3d Precision Production Concepts
Art

An undergraduate technical elective focusing on methods of 3D precision production. Through a series of assignments and site visits to commercial production facilities students are familiarized with the language of industrial production. Students are exposed to 3D modeling and digital manufacturing techniques such as CNC, laser cutting and stereo-lithography printing. Assignments focus on technical problem solving and understanding material capabilities. Students learn technical drawing, scaled model building, semi-precise metal working, jig/fixture design and rubber molding. This course provides a conceptual basis for understanding 3d digital production methods. There may be a class fee assessed to your student account.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)



ART 337 Figure, Foundry and Casting
Art

Methods of figurative sculpting will be Introduced in conjunction with traditional plaster and rubber mold making and lost wax bronze casting.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)


ART 340 Historic and Experimental Photo Techniques
Art

Explores various historical and alternative photographic techniques, such as salted paper prints, cyanotype, gum, Van Dyke, and platinum/palladium printing. The course also studies the historic importance, and creative contemporary uses of these techniques. Course includes both shooting and writing components. There may be a class fee assessed to your student account.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: ART 210



ART 341 Artist's Books
Art

The first section of the course will focus on acquiring traditional skills of book making: (1) non-adhesive (sewn) bindings: pamphlets, stab binding, supported and unsupported sewing, sewing single sheets (2) fold books, (3) boards and covers (4) perfect binding (5) understanding adhesives, paper and tools. Developing this hands-on knowledge will provide a solid foundation for further exploration. The second section of the course will focus on expanded conceptual thinking and experimental use of tools and materials: (1) what is a book? In this section we will deconstruct and alter existing books to change their meaning and form, (2) we will use the accordion format to examine time and narrative, using cinema and comics for cues, and (3) a self-directed final project. Students may integrate photography, text, drawing, printmaking, collage and/or digital methods in all of the above. Visiting artists and field trips will augment the course.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring, Summer
Grading: Graded (GRD)


ART 353 View Camera
Art

Explores the creative and technical aspects of large format view camera photography including, camera operation, exposure control, B&W photographic emulsions, darkroom and digital image processing techniques, exposure, and zone-system theory. Students are provided with a view camera kit for the semester. Course includes both shooting and writing components.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: ART 210



ART 354 Studio Photography
Art

Examines photographic studio lighting and location shooting. Digital studio techniques and image processing, artificial lighting (tungsten and photo studio strobes), studio setups, portraiture, and large-scale printing are subjects covered in this class. Course includes both shooting and writing components.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: ART 210


ART 356 Image Identity
Art

Under the lens of different disciplines, the students will investigate the expanding and changing role, function and form of representation in issues regarding: Personal & Gender Identity: the body; Social & Cultural Identity: the objects; Social Anthropology & Communications & Geography Identity: the space/time. This is an intermediate/ advanced, conceptually based course that focuses on art practice activities, which includes lectures, production, discussions and research.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)



ART 360 Photo Process Imagery
Art

Studies the physical manipulation of the photography medium as the chief vehicle for creative expression. Subjects covered including pinhole camera construction, Holga camera photography, manipulating images through chemical darkroom and digital process means, and post-photographic process manipulation. Course includes both shooting and writing components. There may be a class fee assessed to your student account.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: ART 210


ART 361 Art and Research
Art

Students experiment with different research methods as a means to generate, inspire, and inform projects. This course is process-oriented, content-driven, and is designed for students who want to develop greater conceptual depth in their art practices. It is recommended to students who want to begin preparing themselves for Senior Thesis.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: accepted Art major or permission of instructor



ART 365 Experimental Photography
Art

This course provides students with opportunities to explore different tools of capture and image process as an avenue for a creative production. These experimentation with non-conventional cameras, chemical formulas and the non-silver processes will develop a sense of the possibilities beyond a straight photograph and may provoke an investigation of layers of meaning within the simplest of images. The students are expected to experiment with toy cameras, pinhole, scanner, photogram, camera Lucida, photocopy, chemical solutions, non-silver, methods of transfer and printing. The students working in the media will discover the creative use and possibilities of these technologies to stimulate the imagination to produce, transform and challenge the content, process and form of image production.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: ART 210


ART 370 Topics - Photography Practices
Art

This studio course examines the production of photographic images inspired by different fields of research: social, cultural and political environments, as well as issues related to contemporary art, to investigate their impact and their traces in photographic art practices. This course is a conceptually based intermediate/advanced course that focuses on art practice activities, which includes lectures, discussions and research. The content of this course is variable and therefore it can be repeated for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply. The topic will vary and will be announced before registration. There may be a class fee assessed to your student account.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Other Requisites: ART 370 Requisite



ART 380 Algorithmic Art
Art

Hands-on exploration of image creation through direct coding of computer graphic, text, and sound data. Review of algorithmic art and artists. Introduction to basic programming, computer graphic data structures and processing, and a variety of algorithmic approaches for the creation of interactive or non-interactive, static or moving, art and design pieces.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)


ART 381 Computer Motion Imaging
Art

Explores with computer graphics, the expressive and informative impact of real time and frame/cell animation: pixilation; metamorphosis; interaction of synthesized actors with backgrounds; the dynamics of sound/image synthesis; and time-space structures' application to computer animation.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: ART 250 and accepted Art major



ART 382 Computer Modeling and Simulation
Art

Explores, in a hands-on fashion, computer processes that construct, model, transform, and render simulated 3-D objects in virtual space. These objects are utilized either as exploration and development tools for actual 3-D sculpture for packaging, product, interior, and exhibit design, or in the creation of virtual sculpture or virtual art installations.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: ART 250 and accepted Art major


ART 383 Interaction Design
Art

Studio course for creating experimental interactive computer productions for artist expression, and the presentation of knowledge in which participants observe and navigate in nonlinear directions and reorganize media components for other users. Students are exposed to the work of theorists, artists, designers and technologists relevant to selected projects. The course explores new approaches that define an aesthetic within this emerging art form.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)



ART 385 Computer Image Synthesis
Art

Looks at the use of images in the digital age. Students work from a number of image sources, including printed images, photographic images, video, and computer-generated images. Explores the new imaging technology and tries to find pathways toward the development of an aesthetic discourse for the medium.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: ART 250 and accepted Art major


ART 387 Telematic Art and Design
Art

Involves hands-on exploration of the technical, aesthetic, cultural, economic, ethical, and political aspects of computerized communication networks for artistic creation and information design.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)



ART 401 Professional Practices in Photography
Art

Introduces professional practices of the working photographer.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: ART 210


ART 402 Tactical Media
Art

An advanced undergraduate course in tactical media designed to bring artists from various specializations together to discuss methods and possibilities for independent public art activities, and to experiment with soft interventions in locations not typically accessed by artists. Pays particular attention to process (as opposed to product); to what can be created, organized, and/or produced outside of the artist's studio; and to engaging the immediate and specific qualities of a given socio-phenomenological field. There may be a class fee assessed to your student account.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)



ART 410 The Intersections of Design and Community
Art

Using a collaborative approach, students work for the semester on creative projects for local, not-for-profit organizations. Teams are responsible for concept development and design, schedules, budgets, production, printing, and client management. Entails information design, interactive media, print, product design, packaging design, exhibition design, and design for public space. Students will visit participating organizations, print houses, and project related lectures.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: ART 309, ART 319, ART 320 or permission of instructor


ART 411 Professional Practices in Painting 1
Art

Develops professional methods and strategies as they relate to theory, art history, practice and career development. Emphasizes students' individual painting ideas and sensibilities through self-initiation and creative resolution of visual investigation. There may be a class fee assessed to your student account.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: ART 312 and ART 211 or 212



ART 412 Professional Practices in Painting 2
Art

Emphasizes students' mature and self-directed painting articulation aimed at a coherent body of work. High expectation placed on students' investigation towards the utilization of private and public space for exhibition. There may be a class fee assessed to your student account.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: ART 411 and ART 211 or 212.


ART 419 Identity Design
Art

Explores identity, image, and branding for non-profit and for-profit organizations, including product and service marks, stationery, packaging, 3D displays, exhibitions, and signage for identification and way-finding. There may be a class fee assessed to your student account.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: Accepted Communication Design Major Only



ART 422 Design and Entrepreneurship
Art

Design and Entrepreneurship explores design as an interdisciplinary practice invested in current and historical issues of theory, methodology, ethics and collaboration. We will address the cultural impact of design and the role of the designer within the context of: sustainability and social justice, representations of class, gender and race, new technologies, public space, DIY and user-centered production models. There may be a class fee assessed to your student account.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: ART 221 and accepted Communication Design major


ART 423 Figure Drawing 5
Art

Explores the ways that representation and absence, ersatz eros, and the prurient present underlie the origins and continued allure of the figurative tradition. The scene is paramount in setting off the seen. Emphasizes the psychological and physical aspects of figured relationships and spaces that we portray in ambitious and subtle works that entice, revolt, and reclaim the viewers. Independent research and considerable out-of-class commitment bring in-class efforts to fruition.There may be a class fee assessed to your student account.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: ART 324



ART 424 Figure Drawing 6
Art

Explores the ways that representation and absence, ersatz eros and the prurient present underlie the origins and continued allure of the figurative tradition. The scene is paramount in setting off the seen. Emphasizes the psychological and physical aspects of figured relationships and spaces that we portray in ambitious and subtle works that entice, revolt, and reclaim the viewers. Independent research and considerable out-of-class commitment bring in-class efforts to fruition.There may be a class fee assessed to your student account.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: ART 423


ART 426 Interactive Computer Art 2
Art

Students create experimental interactive computer production to present knowledge and artistic expression, which participants observe, navigate in nonlinear directions, and reorganize for other users.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: ART 380 or ART 383 or permission of instructor



ART 429 Advanced Sculpture - Studio Practice 1
Art

Continuation of ART 329-ART 330. Develops an individual language and promotes extended exploration of media in sculpture. There may be a class fee assessed to your student account.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: ART 330


ART 430 Advanced Sculpture - Studio Practice 2
Art

Continuation of ART 329-ART 330. Develops an individual language and focus in sculpture. Also encourages extended exploration of and experimentation with personally relevant materials, media, and techniques. There may be a class fee assessed to your student account.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: ART 429



ART 447 Studio Seminar
Art

A combination of theory and practice involving a focused topic important to art. Assigned topics vary and are announced before preregistration. Requires the preparation of a visual or written work that addresses issues raised in the course. There may be a class fee assessed to your student account.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: Junior / Senior standing in the Fine Arts, Art History or Literature


ART 448 Studio Seminar in Photography
Art

Combines theory and practice (studio components) involving a particular topic. Assigned topics vary each semester and are announced before preregistration. Involves lectures, critiques, readings, writing, discussions, demonstrations, darkroom sessions, and slide presentations.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: ART 210 or ART 213



ART 462 Installation: Urban Space
Art

Integrates studio practice with theory, allowing students of Visual Studies, Architecture, and Media Study as well as other departments to benefit from a circle of discussion, interchange of ideas, and the realization of interdisciplinary collaborative projects. Structured sequence of conceptual foci include material, sensorial, psychological, cultural, political and economic considerations of body and social space in urban contexts. The course moves spatial practice and material form out of the sheltered space of interiors and private environments into the complex socio-cultural space of urban environments. There may be a class fee assessed to your student account.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)


ART 464 Biological Art
Art

Comprehensive introduction to biological art. Focuses on recent advances in the life sciences, both theory and practice. Emphasizes the development of critical and creative thought, discussions of ethical and cultural issues, and cross-disciplinary experimentation in art and science. Course activities include lecture and group discussion; laboratory demonstrations, exercises and projects; and group critique. There may be a class fee assessed to your student account.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)



ART 470 Photography - An Art Practice
Art

This course offers intensive work in critical analysis and research methods in art practice. Art methodologies will be articulated as the processes of practice. The course addresses the processes of creativity (preparation, incubation, verification etc.), critical analysis and interpretations in the context of contemporary art issues and visual, social and cultural theories. There may be a class fee assessed to your student account.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: ART 210


ART 473 Performative Action
Art

Graduate and advanced undergraduate course on the theories and practice of performance and performativity in contemporary art. Integrates installation, public art, theatre, dance, music, writing, and the body in art. Explores the history and social contexts of embodiment, audience interactions, situated interventions and art/life encounters. Integral to curriculum are visiting artist lecture/workshops(s) and class trip to attend a related event. There may be a class fee assessed to your student account.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)



ART 476 Topics in Print Media
Art

Involves the research and production of a significant semester-long print-based project. A thematic topic (which changes each semester) serves as a springboard for focused readings and discussion. Includes professional preparation, guest artists, visits to collections, and demonstrations. Students may utilize any print media alone or in combination with other 2-D/3-D media. There may be a class fee assessed to your student account.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)


ART 489 Real-Space Electronic Art
Art

Enables students to create sophisticated, self-generated projects using interactive electronic technologies other than mouse, keyboard, and CRT monitor, such as micro-controllers. Involves hands-on explorations of applied electronic principles; selected readings and discussions; short exercises; and a final, self-directed project.There may be a class fee assessed to your student account.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)



ART 494 F/S Senior Thesis Project I & II
Art

Involves preparation, research, proposal development, and initial studio exploration for a senior thesis project that is completed in a two-semester sequence. The first semester of thesis is always in the fall and second is in the spring semester. The advanced work expected is demonstrated by technical expertise, independent motivation, maturing personal interpretation and expression, and understanding one's work in relation to current works by mature artists. Students can work in one or a combination of studio art media: computer, drawing, installation, film, paint, photography, print, sculpture, type, or video. There may be a class fee assessed to your student account.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)


ART 496 Internship
Art

Choose from the following: Arts Management Internship - Students are assigned to art galleries or other institutions within the university or the community to get hands-on experience as interns. May be repeated once in a different location. Communication Design Internship - An arranged experience within an agency and the printing industry familiarizes students with actual working conditions and considerations; students observe and participate in design for publication, mechanicals, and other facets of graphic arts production. May be repeated second semester. Photography Internship- Internship at an art gallery or with a commercial, portrait, or architectural photographic firm; provides professional experience and familiarizes students with working conditions and expectations in their field. Print Media Internship- Provides professional experience and familiarizes students with practices and expectations in the field. An internship may be arranged with a commercial or not-for-profit print studio or gallery.

Credits: 1-5
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)



ART 499 Independent Study Studio Art
Art

There is a fee associated with this class. Open to studio majors only. Requires a written proposal of the project and its justification, and approval by a faculty member supervising the work.

Credits: 1-5
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)



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