Degrees & Courses

Course List

Art Theory
ART  0100 3.00 Credit Hours
A survey course that provided an introduction to the theoretical and philosophical underpinnings of art through the exploration of art history, aesthetics, criticism, studio and cultural influences. The objective is to provide a foundation of understanding for the beginning art student through reading, discussions and investigations of the ideas and condition that influence the inception and development of works of art. The course will consist of lecture, research, verbal and written critiques, and discussions.
Two Dimensional Design
ART  0101 3.00 Credit Hours
Foundation studio course that incorporates principles and elements of design in solving studio problems. Six studio hours per week. Lab fee required.
Three Dimensional Design
ART  0103 3.00 Credit Hours
Foundation studio course introducing the use of the Elements of Design and Principles of Composition to design and create three-dimensional objects and spaces. A variety of basic materials, tools, skills, and techniques are covered. The course consists of lecture, research, studio projects, verbal and written critiques, and/or discussions. There may be additional costs in addition to course fees. Six studio hours per week. Lab fee required.
Color Theory
ART  0105 3.00 Credit Hours
Foundation studio course dealing with the theories, problems and applications of color. Six studio hours per week. Lab fee required.
Art Appreciation
ART  0110 3.00 Credit Hours
A survey designed to increase appreciation of the visual arts through readings, slide lectures, library research, and visits to the George A. Spiva Center for the Arts. Development of the cognitive and critical processes as they relate to the visual arts are emphasized.
Basic Drawing
ART  0130 3.00 Credit Hours
Development of perceptual and structural drawing skills through the study of line, value, perspective, and composition using various media. Six studio hours per week. Lab fee required.
Basic Digital Photography
ART  0140 3.00 Credit Hours
Introduction to digital photography and image editing emphasizing the technical and aesthetic issues and how these qualities inform image content. Control of camera settings, natural and studio lighting, and basic Photoshop editing is explored as well as career options in digital photography. A final printed and digital portfolio will be prepared. Students enrolled in the course must own a digital camera. Professional cameras, computers, software, lighting equipment and a studio will be provided for assignments. Six studio hours per week. Lab fee required. There may be additional supply costs in addition to course fees. Satisfies departmental requirement for a computer application course.
Arts & Crafts
ART  0200 3.00 Credit Hours
Basic crafts survey exploring materials and processes of traditional and contemporary handicrafts. Investigates historical and contemporary uses of the five core Fine Craft media: Clay, Wood, Fiber, Precious Metals, and Glass. Also the importance of the roles of functionality and craftsmanship. The course consists of lecture, research, hands-on studio projects, verbal and written critiques, and discussions. Lab fee required.
Begin Jewelry Design/Metalsmth
ART  0205 3.00 Credit Hours
Creative exploration of design fabrications, casting, and forging processes. Six studio hours per week. Lab fee required. Prerequisite: ART 101 or approval of instructor.
Beginning Ceramics
ART  0207 3.00 Credit Hours
An introduction to and the development of needed skills to use the potter's wheel to create basic pottery forms. Fundamentals of the entire ceramic process are introduced, including clay preparation, application of glazes, firing and methods and techniques of hand building with clay. There may be additional supply costs in addition to course fees. Six studio hours per week. Lab fee required.
Beginning Sculpture
ART  0211 3.00 Credit Hours
An introductory exploration of formal and conceptual issues found in creating sculpture. This exploration includes using additive, subtractive, and construction techniques using, but not limited to, traditional sculpture materials, equipment, and techniques. This course consists of lecture, research, studio projects, verbal and written critiques, and/or discussions. There may be additional supply costs in addition to course fees. Six studio hours per week. Lab fee required. Prerequisite: ART 103.
Introduction to Printmaking
ART  0212 3.00 Credit Hours
Introduction to the printmaking tools, materials, techniques, and process of the (1) Intaglio: etching, drypoint, aquatint, and softground (2) Lithography (3) Monotype and monoprint (4) Relief: woodcut, linocut. Emphasis on drawing and design. Six studio hours per week. Lab fee required. Prerequisite: ART 130.
Illustrator/InDesign
ART  0215 3.00 Credit Hours
Studio course introduction of computer graphics/publishing using Illustrator and InDesign on the Macintosh computer. Students will study computer vector illustration, desktop publishing and page layout, using type and images. File and disc management, storage and scanning included. Six studio hours per week. Lab fee required. Prerequisites: ART 101, ART 105, ART 130 and ART 140.
Photoshop & Web Design
ART  0216 3.00 Credit Hours
Studio course introduction of imaging and web design using Adobe Photoshop and Dreamweaver on the Macintosh computer. Students will study photo editing, creative illustration and web design. File and disc management, storage and scanning included. Six studio hours per week. Lab fee required. Prerequisites: ART 101, ART 105, and ART 140.
Art for Elem School Teacher
ART  0220 2.00 Credit Hours
Art theory and experiences, curriculum theory and appropriate materials, objectives, methods, activities, and resources preparatory to instruction of elementary school students. Lecture, discussion, and studio. Required for both elementary education majors and secondary art education majors. Lab fee required.
Beginning Painting
ART  0232 3.00 Credit Hours
Procedures, techniques, historical processes, and basic fundamentals of painting with acrylic. Six studio hours per week. Lab fee required. Prerequisite: ART 101, ART 105 and ART 130.
Typography and Lettering
ART  0240 3.00 Credit Hours
A studio course introducing the art of typography. Designed to develop the skills needed to competently use the tools, materials and methods employed by professionals for layouts, typesetting and composition. All assignments use lettering or typography as the primary design element. Prerequisite: Art 101 and Art 130. Six studio hours per week. Lab fee required.
Art Hist Prehist Thru Gothic
ART  0301 3.00 Credit Hours
Historic survey of the visual arts from prehistoric through the Middle Ages. Primarily in the Near East, North Africa and Europe.
Art Hist Renaissance - Modern
ART  0302 3.00 Credit Hours
Historical survey of the visual arts of Europe from the Early Renaissance through the Modern period. Comparative study of other cultures included.
Art History, 19th Century
ART  0303 3.00 Credit Hours
Historic survey of the visual arts of Western Europe and the United States focusing primarily upon the styles of Neo-Classicism, Romanticism, Realism, Impressionism, and Post-Impressionism.
Art History, 20th Century
ART  0304 3.00 Credit Hours
Study of the mainstreams of Western Art in Europe and the United States, including its sources and influences. Emphasis placed on the succession of modernist art movements in France and Germany from 1900 to 1945 and in the United States from1945 to present.
Art History, African Art
ART  0306 3.00 Credit Hours
Historical survey of African art covering different groups of people, different periods, geographic areas, and mediums. Requirements: research paper, oral presentations, periodic tests.
Women in Art
ART  0308 3.00 Credit Hours
A survey of the role of women as artists and subject in the visual arts from prehistory to the present. Prerequisites: Art Major or Art History Minor, or permission from instructor, 30 hours earned total.
Hist & Theory Graphic Design
ART  0309 3.00 Credit Hours
A course structured to give the graphic design student a survey of the complex history of this field. The class will cover the topics in graphic design from prehistoric times through the present. Involved will be the invention of alphabet, printing, moveable type, manuscript, type design, and most forms of printing. In addition they will cover the major periods in advertising history and understand the important visual forms that expanded this profession. Students will observe, analyze and critique artwork attributed to major design innovators from various periods in history. Course will consist of research, verbal and written critiques, and discussions.
Water Media
ART  0310 3.00 Credit Hours
Mixed media painting class that may include techniques and aesthetic processes of watercolor painting. Six studio hrs. per week. Lab fee required. May be repeated for a total of six credit hours. Prerequisite: ART 232 or permission of instructor.
Intaglio/Relief
ART  0313 3.00 Credit Hours
A continuation of Beginning Printmaking (Art 212). Emphasis on the techniques involved in the Intaglio and Relief Printing processes. Students will complete four major projects for each of the printing processes resulting in a total of eight finished works. May be repeated for a total of six credit hours. Prerequisite: ART 212.
Silkscreen/Lithography
ART  0314 3.00 Credit Hours
A continuation of Beginning Printmaking (Art 212). Emphasis on the techniques involved in the Serigraphy (silkscreen), and lithographic printing processes. Students will complete eight finished works relevant to the silkscreen and lithographic printing process. May be repeated for a total of six credit hours. Prerequisite: ART 212.
Introduction Gallery Studies
ART  0320 3.00 Credit Hours
Introduction to gallery functions through observation and participation. Experience will include lecture, installation, exhibition design, curatorial and gallery processes, marketing, and communication with artists. Prerequisites: Sophomore or higher, Art major or Art History minor, or permission from instructor.
Graphic Design I
ART  0325 3.00 Credit Hours
Introduction to graphic design with an emphasis on the recognition, function and aesthetic use of typography/pictorial images as a visual language for a variety of projects. Includes layout and type/image relationships. Six studio hours per week. Lab fee required. Prerequisite: ART 215, ART 216, and ART 240.
Jewelry Design/Metalsmith
ART  0330 3.00 Credit Hours
Exploration of advanced methods and techniques of complex forms for jewelry and metalsmithing design. Six studio hours per week. Lab fee required. May be repeated for a total of six credit hours. Prerequisite: ART 205.
Painting
ART  0332 3.00 Credit Hours
Students select two proposed individual content problems for self-development using a variety of media. The results will be two series of paintings on stretched canvas that provide unique solutions. Six studio hours per week. Lab fee required. May be repeated for a total of six credit hours. Prerequisite: ART 232.
Wheel Throwing
ART  0337 3.00 Credit Hours
An intermediate level ceramics studio class with a focus on developing and expanding the skills and techniques used with the potter's wheel. Designed to improve knowledge and skills with using ceramic materials and techniques, especially in regards to creating functional pottery forms. This course consists of lecture, research, studio projects, verbal and written critiques, and/or discussions. There may be additional supply costs in addition to course fees. Six studio hours per week. Lab fee required. Prerequisite: ART 207.
Hand Building with Clay
ART  0338 3.00 Credit Hours
An intermediate-level ceramics studio class focusing on developing and expanding the skills and techniques of hand building objects with clay. Designed to improve knowledge and skills with ceramic materials and technique, especially in regards to creating sculpture ceramic forms. This course consists of lecture, research, studio projects, verbal and written critiques, and/or discussions. There may be additional supply costs in addition to course fees. Six studio hours per week. Lab fee required. Prerequisite: ART 207.
Sculpture Foundry
ART  0341 3.00 Credit Hours
An intermediate sculpture course focusing on plaster mold making and introducing the materials and techniques used in traditional (lost wax) as well as contemporary sculptural casting processes. Model making, investment, casting, chasing, and mounting of aluminum and/or bronze sculptures are covered. The course consists of lecture, research, studio projects, verbal and written critiques, and/or discussions. There may be additional supply costs in addition to course fees. Six studio hours per week. Lab fee required. Prerequisite: ART 211 or approval of instructor.
Sculpture
ART  0342 3.00 Credit Hours
An intermediate study of creating sculptural forms, focusing on improving knowledge and skills with materials and techniques, conceptual thinking, and visual communication. The course consists of lecture, research, presentations, studio projects, verbal and written critiques, and/or discussions. There may be additional supply costs in addition to course fees. Six studio hours per week. Lab fee required. Prerequisite: ART 211.
Graphic Design II
ART  0350 3.00 Credit Hours
Continued study of Graphic Design with an emphasis on the design and preparation of two and three-dimensional projects for printing and web. Includes an introduction to digital studio photography and introduction to the development of an individual portfolio. Six studio hours per week. Lab fee required. Prerequisite: ART 325.
Graphic Design III
ART  0351 3.00 Credit Hours
Continued study of graphic design with an emphasis on the design and preparation of two and three-dimensional projects. Includes use of digital studio photography and development of an individual portfolio. Six studio hours per week. Lab fee required. There may be additional supply costs in addition to course fees. Prerequisite: ART 350.
Publ Design & Layout
ART  0360 3.00 Credit Hours
A course in the basic technical preparation of artwork prior to publication. Computer production techniques are taught in the context of simulated professional job processes. This course will cover specific computer and printing processes such as halftones and screens, one color, duotones and overlay techniques, two color, photo sizing, four color process printing, and color separations. Additionally, basic layout, imposition and bindery, studio business practices such as pricing, estimating, time tracking, budgets, client contact and presentation will be covered. Six studio hours per week. Lab fee required. There may be additional supply costs in addition to course fees. Prerequisite: ART 325.
Swedish Photography Seminar
ART  0365 3.00 Credit Hours
Swedish Photography Seminar enrollment is limited to those individuals participating in the Summer in Sweden travel and study program. Course consists of lecture, on-site photography, critiques and photo lab work in traditional silver black and white photography. Meeting days and times will coordinate with required travel dates. Enrollment by permission of the Summer in Sweden Director or Art Department Head. Lab fee required.
The Art of Scandinavia
ART  0366 3.00 Credit Hours
Art Historical survey of Scandinavian Art with enrollment limited to those individuals participating in the Summer in Sweden travel and study program. Art Students visit museums in Stockholm, Oslo, and Copenhagen to study a wide variety of Scandinavian art from many different periods. They observe, analyze and critique selected works and architecture from a wide variety of periods to compare and contrast with contemporary works. Course consists of travel, research, verbal and written critiques, and discussions. Enrollment by permission of the Summer in Sweden Director or Art Department Head.
Drawing
ART  0370 3.00 Credit Hours
Continuation of Basic Drawing (ART 130) with emphasis on perceptual drawing techniques, composition and drawing media. Prerequisites: ART 101 and ART 130. Six studio hours per week.
Life Drawing
ART  0371 3.00 Credit Hours
Drawing the human figure with emphasis on anatomy, structure and form using a variety of media. Six studio hours per week. Lab fee required. May be repeated for a total of six credit hours. Prerequisites: ART 101, ART 105 and ART 130.
K-8 Methods
ART  0380 2.00 Credit Hours
Exploration of Art Education theory, curriculum, materials, objectives, methods, activities, service learning, and resources preparatory to instruction of elementary school students. Lecture, discussion, and studio. Required for art education majors. First 8 weeks of semester. Must be in the Teacher Education program and have previously taken Junior Block courses.
9-16 Methods
ART  0381 2.00 Credit Hours
Exploration of Art Education theory, curriculum, materials, objectives, methods, activities, service learning, and resources preparatory to instruction of secondary school students. Lecture, discussion, and studio. Required for art education majors. Second 8 weeks of semester, taken immediately after ART 380 K-8 Methods. Must be in the Teacher Education program and have previously taken Junior Block courses.
Advanced Drawing
ART  0400 3.00 Credit Hours
Advanced investigation of various drawing elements including compositions, structure, and aesthetics. Six studio hours per week. Lab fee required. May be repeated for a total of six credit hours. Prerequisites: ART 370 and ART 371.
Advanced Painting
ART  0401 3.00 Credit Hours
Students select an individual problem for self-development using a variety of media. Six studio hours per week. Lab fee required. May be repeated for a total of six credit hours. Prerequisite: ART 310 or ART 332.
Advanced Ceramics
ART  0407 3.00 Credit Hours
Advanced methods, techniques and procedures of pottery making and design in clay. Six studio hours per week. Lab fee required. May be repeated for a total of six credit hours. Prerequisite: ART 337 or ART 338 or approval of instructor.
Advanced Sculpture
ART  0411 3.00 Credit Hours
An advanced study of sculpture designed to encourage independent thought and investigation to aid in developing the artist's personal imagery while improving knowledge and skills with materials and technique, conceptual thinking, and visual communication. The course will consist of lecture, research, studio projects, verbal and written critiques, and/or discussions. There will be additional supply costs in addition to course fees. Six studio hours per week. Lab fee required. Prerequisite: ART 341 or 342. May be repeated for a total of six credit hours.
Advanced Printmaking
ART  0412 3.00 Credit Hours
Serigraphy (silkscreen), lithography, intaglio, relief, and monoprint processes. Advanced studio methods for color registration and mixed media procedures. Emphasis on design, drawing concept, technical proficiency, and presentation. Six studio hours per week. Lab fee required. May be repeated for a total of six credit hours. Prerequisite: ART 313 or ART 314.
Spec Proj 1 - Graphic Design
ART  0422 3.00 Credit Hours
Advanced studio project selected by the student in a particular area of graphic design. Students attend a regularly scheduled course of related content but complete an independent special project approved by the instructor. Requirements: (1) an exhibit of the special project two weeks before the end of the semester and (2) a formal paper documenting the special project. Prerequisite: ART 450 and approval of the instructor. Six studio hours per week. Lab fee required. There may be additional supply costs in addition to course fees. May be repeated for a total of six credit hours.
Spec Proj 1 - Jewelry
ART  0423 3.00 Credit Hours
An advanced studio study in jewelry and metalsmithing. Students attend a regularly scheduled course of related content but complete an independent special project approved by the instructor. Requirements: (1) an exhibit of the special project two weeks before the end of the semester and (2) a formal paper and presentation documenting the special project(s). There will be additional supply costs in addition to course fees. Six studio hours per week. Lab fee required. Prerequisite: ART 330 and approval of instructor. May be repeated for a total of six credit hours.
Spec Proj 1 - Painting
ART  0424 3.00 Credit Hours
An advanced studio study in painting. Students attend a regularly scheduled course of related content but complete an independent special project approved by the instructor. Requirements: (1) an exhibit of the special project two weeks before the end of the semester and (2) a formal paper and presentation documenting the special project(s). There will be additional supply costs in addition to course fees. Six studio hours per week. Lab fee required. Prerequisite: ART 401 and approval of instructor. May be repeated for a total of six credit hours.
Spec Proj 1 - Sculpture
ART  0426 3.00 Credit Hours
An advanced studio study in sculpture. Students attend a regularly scheduled course of related content but complete an independent special project approved by the instructor. Requirements: (1) an exhibit of the special project two weeks before the end of the semester and (2) a formal paper and presentation documenting the special project(s). There will be additional supply costs in addition to course fees. Six studio hours per week. Lab fee required. Prerequisite: ART 411 and approval of instructor. May be repeated for a total of six credit hours.
Spec Proj I - Ceramics
ART  0427 3.00 Credit Hours
An advanced studio study in ceramics. Students attend a regularly scheduled course of related content but complete an independent special project approved by the instructor. Requirements: (1) an exhibit of the special project two weeks before the end of the semester and (2) a formal paper and presentation documenting the special project(s). There will be additional supply costs in addition to course fees. Six studio hours per week. Lab fee required. Prerequisite: ART 407 and approval of instructor. May be repeated for a total of six credit hours.
Spec Proj I - Drawing
ART  0428 3.00 Credit Hours
An advanced studio study in drawing. Students attend a regularly scheduled course of related content but complete an independent special project approved by the instructor. Requirements: (1) an exhibit of the special project two weeks before the end of the semester and (2) a formal paper and presentation documenting the special project(s). There will be additional supply costs in addition to course fees. Six studio hours per week. Lab fee required. Prerequisite: ART 400 and approval of instructor. May be repeated for a total of six credit hours.
Spec Proj I - Printmaking
ART  0429 3.00 Credit Hours
An advanced studio study in printmaking. Students attend a regularly scheduled course of related content but complete an independent special project approved by the instructor. Requirements: (1) an exhibit of the special project two weeks before the end of the semester and (2) a formal paper and presentation documenting the special project(s). There will be additional supply costs in addition to course fees. Six studio hours per week. Lab fee required. Prerequisite: ART 412 and approval of instructor. May be repeated for a total of six credit hours.
Spec Proj II - Graphic Design
ART  0442 3.00 Credit Hours
Advanced studio project selected by the student in a particular area of graphic design. Students attend a regularly scheduled course of related content but complete an independent special project approved by the instructor. Requirements: (1) an exhibit of the special project two weeks before the end of the semester and (2) a formal paper and presentation documenting the special project. Prerequisite: ART 422 and approval of the instructor. Six studio hours per week. Lab fee required. There may be additional supply costs in addition to course fees. May be repeated for a total of six credit hours.
Spec Proj II - Jewelry
ART  0443 3.00 Credit Hours
Same as ART 423. There may be additional supply costs in addition to course fees. Six studio hours per week. Lab fee required. Prerequisite: ART 423 and approval of instructor. May be repeated for a total of six credit hours.
Spec Proj II - Painting
ART  0444 3.00 Credit Hours
Same as ART 424. There may be additional supply costs in addition to course fees. Six studio hours per week. Lab fee required. Prerequisite: ART 424 and approval of instructor. May be repeated for a total of six credit hours.
Spec Proj II - Sculpture
ART  0446 3.00 Credit Hours
Same as ART 426. There may be additional supply costs in addition to course fees. Six studio hours per week. Lab fee required. Prerequisite: ART 426 and approval of instructor. May be repeated for a total of six credit hours.
Spec Proj II - Ceramics
ART  0447 3.00 Credit Hours
Same as ART 427. There may be additional supply costs in addition to course fees. Six studio hours per week. Lab fee required. Prerequisite: ART 427 and approval of instructor. May be repeated for a total of six credit hours.
Spec Proj II - Drawing
ART  0448 3.00 Credit Hours
Same as ART 428. There may be additional supply costs in addition to course fees. Six studio hours per week. Lab fee required. Prerequisite: ART 428 and approval of instructor. May be repeated for a total of six credit hours.
Spec Proj II - Printmaking
ART  0449 3.00 Credit Hours
Same as ART 429. There may be additional supply costs in addition to course fees. Six studio hours per week. Lab fee required. Prerequisite: ART 429 and approval of instructor. May be repeated for a total of six credit hours.
Graphic Design IV
ART  0450 3.00 Credit Hours
Advance study of graphic design layout, production, and/or video reproduction. Includes advanced projects with computer-aided graphic techniques and equipment. Completion of an individual portfolio is required. Six studio hours per week. Lab fee required. May be repeated for a total of six credit hours. Prerequisite: ART 425.
Senior Exhibit
ART  0490 2.00 Credit Hours
Prepares senior art majors for their exhibit which is normally scheduled during spring in the Spiva Art Gallery. One hour lecture, two hours of studio per week. Prerequisite: Senior standing and permission of the Junior Review Committee.
Internship in Art
ART  0491 1.00 Credit Hours
An off-campus work experience in a professional setting for advanced art majors. All internships must conform with institutional policy regarding the number of hours per credit and with contractual agreements involving the cooperating organization. Prerequisites: six hours of upper division level art coursework, junior standing or above, and approval of the Art Department Internship Coordinator.
Special Topics in Art
ART  0498 1.00 Credit Hours
For upper division Art majors or related majors. Topics and methods of current interest not included in other courses. Enrollment by permission of instructor or department head. Prerequisites to be determined by Art Department.
Independent Study
ART  0499 1.00 Credit Hours
An in-depth study of some specialized topic or project not considered in the art department course offerings. An adviser from the art faculty will structure the independent study with the approval of the department head. Prerequisite: At least 90 hours completed and an overall cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. Enrollment must be approved by the department head and school dean.