Course Descriptions – Art

ART 1301 – Beginning Drawing I – 3 hours. A basic drawing course for majors and non-majors. Fundamental drawing practices will be explored in various media with an emphasis on individual growth. No previous art experience necessary. Offered in Fall.

ART 1311 – Two-Dimensional Design – 3 hours. An introductory course dealing with the basics of design on a two-dimensional surface. For majors and non-majors interested in expanding their visual awareness. This is a hands-on, problem-solving course. No previous art experience necessary. Offered in Spring.

ART 1312 – Three-Dimensional Design and Materials – 3 hours. An introductory course dealing with design and materials in a three dimensional world. This is a hands-on, problem-solving course. Mass, line, volume, plane and texture will be explored while the student learns to work in a wide variety of materials. No previous art experience necessary. Offered in Fall.

ART 1380 – Art Survey – 3 hours. An introduction to the visual arts through a historical approach. The course includes lecture, discussion, activities and research. Meets general education aesthetic requirement. Offered every semester and online in Summer I & Fall.

ART 2310 – Graphic Design I – 3 hours. An overview of graphic design fundamentals that introduces photo manipulation and typography design with industry Mac software of Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. Offered in Fall.

ART 2311 – Graphic Design II – 3 hours. A course focusing on print, interactive and motion design with an emphasis on using industry Mac software of Adobe InDesign and Flash to develop problem-solving skills in portfolio work. Offered in the Spring.

ART 2331 – Painting for Non-Majors – 3 hours. An introduction to painting for the non-art major. This hands-on, problem-solving course will explore various mediums with an emphasis on personal expression. Offered on an irregular basis.

ART 2335 – Painting I – 3 hours. An introduction to the creative world of painting. A variety of methods, materials and experiences will be related to the student and individual growth will be encouraged. No previous art experience necessary. Offered in Spring.

ART 2378 – Digital Photographic Techniques – 3 hours. A basic course in the production and manipulation of digital images, including photography capturing. Artistic, theoretical and technical aspects will be covered in a Mac lab with industry Adobe Photoshop standard software. Offered in Fall.

ART 2390 – Sculpture I – 3 hours. This studio course will expose the student to a variety of sculptural methods and materials. Modeling in clay, carving in stone, casting and working in wood will be explored in this creative class. Offered on an irregular basis.

ART 2391 – Ceramics – 3 hours. A problem-solving studio course to creative work in clay using hand building and potter’s wheel techniques. Offered on an irregular basis.

ART 3302 – Advanced Drawing – 3 hours. A theoretical and problems solving approach to drawing through the various mediums dealing with technical and figural representation. Prerequisite: ART 1301. Offered in Fall.

ART 3311 – Graphic Design III – 3 hours. A course exploring problem-solving design skills utilizing the Mac version of Adobe Photoshop, Flash, DreamWeaver and MUSE for website building that focuses on layout design developed through simple html coding and exporting pages to publish on the internet. Offered in Fall.

ART 3313 – Color Theory – 3 hours. A course dealing with the basics of color theory in design. For majors interested in expanding their design skills. Prerequisites: JR/SR status ART major or permission of instructor. Offered on an irregular basis.

ART 3335 – Advanced Painting – 3 hours. A theoretical and problems solving approach to painting through the various mediums with technical and figural representation. Prerequisite: ART 2335. Offered in Spring.

ART 3355 – Printmaking – 3 hours. A fundamental experience in printmaking using silkscreen, woodcut, etching and engraving. Problems will be assigned to cover various areas of graphics from fine prints to poster art. Offered on an irregular basis.

ART 3372 – Art for Elementary Teachers – 3 hours. A course designed to carry on a creative art program in the classroom through laboratory and lecture. Work is designed to acquaint prospective teachers with current methods and approaches to media suitable for the elementary student such as printmaking, 2D and 3D work through a portfolio of lesson plans. May not be used as a humanity or aesthetic requirement. Offered on an irregular basis.

ART 3378 Advanced Digital Photography Techniques – 3 hours. An advanced course in the production and manipulation of digital images, including photographic capture, digital manipulation and editing. Artistic, theoretical, and technical aspects will be covered using industry software of Adobe Photoshop on the iMac. Prerequisites: ART 2378. Offered in Fall.

ART 3382 – Art History – Prehistoric to Neoclassic – 3 hours. A study of the history of art that explores the visual cultures of the prehistoric Europe in lower Paleolithic era to age of Neoclassicism. Offered on an irregular basis.

ART 3383 – Art History: American Art – 3 hours. A study of the history of art in the United States. Multi-cultural influences, a variety of art movements and individual artists will be thoroughly examined. Offered on an irregular basis.

ART 3384 – Art History: Modern Art – 3 hours. A study of the history of modern art beginning with the Impressionists through contemporary art.. Multi-cultural influences, a variety of art movements and individual artists will be thoroughly examined. Meets general education multicultural requirement. Offered in Fall.

ART 3391 – Sculptural Methods in Clay – 3 hours. An introduction to creative work in clay. Various techniques explored in both sculptural and ceramic terms. Clay sculpture, hand built pots and work on the potter’s wheel may be used to develop an artistic awareness of the material. Offered on an irregular basis.

ART 3392 – Advanced Sculpture – 3 hours. Building on Sculpture I, the student will begin to develop a personal language in sculpture. New materials and techniques will be explored including modeling, casting, carving and construction. The student will be free to expand his or her interest in a material and an image. Permission of instructor. Offered on an irregular basis.

ART 4100, 4200, 4300 – Independent Study – 1-3 hours. A career-oriented course that provides opportunities for students to work in a professional graphic design related activity. Students will be placed in advertising, publication or other agencies/firms that utilize graphic design to acquire hands-on experience and create quality portfolio pieces. Junior/Senior Standing. Offered every semester.

ART 4103, 4203, 4303 – Internship – 1-3 hours (repeatable up to 6 hours). A career-oriented course that provides opportunities for students to work in a professional graphic design related activity. Students will be placed in advertising, publication or other agencies/firms that utilize graphic design to acquire hands-on experience. Senior Standing or permission. Offered every semester.

ART 4301 Drawing Projects – 3 hours. In-depth course with a focus on solving special problems by exploring the challenges of drawing techniques in a portfolio quality series. Prerequisites: ART 1301 and 3302 JR/SR status or permission of instructor. Offered in Fall.

ART 4311 Graphic Design IV – 3 hours (repeatable up to 6 hours). A course that applies a business simulated environment with industry standard Mac software of the Adobe suite focusing on client interaction with print design, interactive documents, motion graphics, various printmaking techniques and website development. Prerequisite: Junior/Senior Standing. Offered in Spring.

ART 4336 Painting Projects – 3 hours. In-depth course with a focus on solving special projects by exploring the challenges of painting techniques in a portfolio quality series. Prerequisites: ART 2335 and ART 3335. JR/SR status or permission of the instructor. Offered in Spring.

ART 4353 Digital Painting – 3 hours. An advanced course in the production of high-quality illustrations used designing within situations and environments utilizing color theory, principles of dramatic lighting, composition, atmospheric perspective, and applying textures using industry software of Adobe Photoshop on the iMac. Offered in Spring.

ART 4356 Advance Printmaking – 3 hours. In-depth course with a focus on solving special problems by exploring the challenges of printmaking techniques in a portfolio quality series. Prerequisites: ART 3355, JR/SR status. Offered on an irregular basis.

ART 4370 – Senior Seminar – 3 hours. This course is the culmination of the various majors in art. An independent studio course in which the student creates a professional portfolio of work that clearly demonstrates facility with techniques, concepts and methods of the chosen major. This work, with examples of earlier work, will be used in a Senior Exhibition. A research project, artist resume/statement, business plan and exhibition advertising designs are also are also necessary for successful completion of this course. Junior/Senior standing. Offered in Spring.

ART 4374 – Elementary and Secondary Art Methods – 3 hours. This course, designed for art teaching area students, deals with the philosophy and objectives of art education as correlated with the general curriculum. Procedure will be analyzed through lectures, discussions, research, and observation. Prerequisite: Senior standing. Three hours per week plus observation in various educational settings.

ART 4385 Special Topics in Art/Design – 3 hours. This course will provide students with the opportunity to explore specialized topics relevant their interest in art or design history for research and creation. The topics for this course will be offered according to student need and interest. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor.