ART 110 Basic Drawing (3)
An introduction to the discipline of drawing as a process of perception and expression. Projects emphasize heightened observation, pictorial problem solving, and visual communication through variety of drawing media and techniques. Appreciation for art history and aesthetics will be systematically incorporated into this course.
ART 113 History of Art I (3)
Introduces Western and non-Western art through analysis of major works of architecture, sculpture, and painting considered in their historical and cultural contexts, from prehistoric times to the medieval period.
ART 114 History of Art II (3)
As the sequel of ART 113, introduces Western and non-Western art through analysis of major works in architecture, sculpture, and painting, considered in their historical and cultural contexts from the Renaissance to the twentieth century.
ART H114 History of Art II (3)
As the sequel of ART 113, introduces Western and nonWestern art through analysis of major works in architecture, sculpture, and painting, considered in their historical and cultural contexts from the Renaissance to the twentieth century. Permission of the Director of the Honors Program Required.
ART 116 Drawing I (3)
Continued investigation of basic drawing processes, with greater emphasis on conceptual and expressive application of drawing skills and on diversity of drawing media.
ART 117 Nineteenth Century Art (3)
A survey of nineteenth century art. Analysis of historical, philosophical, and multicultural factors that helped shape the foundation of modern art.
ART 118 Two-Dimensional Design and Color (3)
Introduction of color and design problems in which students learn to manipulate pictorial space through the use of line, shape, value, texture, and color. Emphasis is on formal problem-solving and compositional dynamics.
ART 119 History of American Art (3)
Surveys American art from the Colonial period into the twentieth century. Integrates the social, historical, and multicultural factors which have impacted the visual arts in the United States.
ART 120 World Monuments and Methods of Art History(3)
A one-semester course designed to highlight selected monuments from the history of Western and non-Western art; to survey basic methods and discourses of art history and the varying kinds of interpretations these generate; and to introduce the student to elementary art history research skills.
ART 210 Introduction to Typography (3)
A formal introduction. There is an emphasis on history and fundamentals. Typographic forms will be studied as both visual and verbal means of communication. Prerequisite: ART 241.
ART 212 Three-Dimensional Design (3)
Demonstrates the basics for expressive use of form and space in the visual environment. Models of design solutions and the effects of light and shadows, and the use of color and texture are applied to each problem. Projects involve exploration of effective use of form with emphasis on concept and idea. Appreciation of art history and aesthetics will be systematically incorporated into this course.
ART 215A,B Figure Drawing I,II (3,3)
An intensive observational study of the human form through the discipline of drawing. Projects focus on analytical, expressive, and compositional techniques in a variety of drawing media. ART 218 Art in the Modern Era (3) A survey of twentieth century art to the beginnings of postmodernism. Examination of those aspects – social, political, psychological, cultural – that helped shape art in Europe and America from 1900 to 1960’s. (Interdisciplinary)
ART 219 Figure Modeling (3)
Figure study in clay emphasizing the role of human form in sculpture and its relationship to other areas of art.
ART 220A Three-Dimensional Design II (3)
Continuation of three-dimensional design processes with exploration of advanced problems related to form and space. Emphasis on concept and function.
ART 221A Visual Concepts (3)
Aesthetics applied. Course designed to show students the systems for developing and designing exciting visual imagery through a series of imaginative and amusing projects. Problems involve concept development, image design, and the use of visual reference material – all calculated to enhance students’ aesthetic understanding.
ART 223 Basic Ceramics (3)
Basic level study with clay. Hand-building and throwing on the potter’s wheel. Basic glaze application and firing procedure.
ART 226 Basic Printmaking (3)
Investigates the particular possibilities and properties of the printed relief image; deals with basic technical procedures for creating fine art prints involving various forms: woodcut, wood engraving, collograph, linocut, and various types of mixed media and embossment.
ART 233 Painting I (3)
This course studies the fundamentals and dynamics of pictorial construction, including observational skills, composition, and color theory, through the medium of oil paint. Students work from direct observation, using still life, landscape, and the figure. Appreciation for art history and aesthetics will be systematically incorporated into the course.
ART 241 Computer Graphics I (3)
This course introduces students to a wide range of digital applications in art and design. The fundamentals of computer graphic hardware and software will be discussed, as well as the terminology and artistic strategies in developing digital imagery. Both the practical and theoretical aspects of using computers will be considered in this course.
ART 261 Sculpture I (3)
Examination of the sculpture idea. Introduction to materials and processes important to developing sensitivity to form. Foundation followed by exploration of sculpture media. Prerequisite: ART 212.
ART 262 Sculpture II (3)
Intermediate level study with continued development of materials and techniques expanding awareness of sculpture concepts.
ART 301 Art Education in the Elementary School (3)
Surveys the history and development of art education on the preschool, primary, and upper grade levels. Considers all aspects of the art curriculum as it contributes to the child’s developmental and artistic growth. Hands-on experiences with a variety of media. Special attention given to handicapping conditions and learning disabilities through individual educational programs (IEP) to encourage the child’s art expression.
ART 302A Fibers and Related Media (3)
Involves experimentation in two-and three-dimensional, closed and open structures of fibers and related material, and development of solutions to design problems.
ART 304 Off-Loom Weaving (3)
Introduces weaving based on the use of simple looms suitable for teaching in secondary and elementary school situations. Explores frame loom, card weaving, rigid, and backstrap weaving.
ART 307A,B Weaving I,II (3,6)
An introductory course which involves learning the skills related to off-loom weaving processes as well as four-harness loom weaving. The course will include an overview of weaving terminology and history. 307B delivered tutorially.
ART 314 Introduction to Graphic Design (3)
An introduction to graphic design. This beginning course is designed to educate students about the field of graphic design. There is an emphasis on idea development and the creative process. As a graphic designer, technical skills, production procedures, terminology, and the design process become part of every studio course.
ART 315A Basic Photography (3)
Students will gain a facility in handling the equipment, materials, and processes of black and white roll film through practical experience. An understanding of picture components, both graphic and aesthetic, is developed through formal and informal critiques. Lectures will lead to an understanding of the private and public impact of photography in our culture.
ART 315B Intermediate Photography (3)
An exploration of photographic concepts, content, and context as they relate to visual communication. Students will be introduced to archival processes, previsualization, and tone control, using a variety of formats and camera types. Prerequisite: ART 315A.
ART 316 Advanced Black and White Photography (3)
This course is designed to train students in the advanced techniques of producing exhibition quality black and white photographs. Emphasis is placed on the total control of the image (film, chemicals, and presentation). All work will be done to archival standards with each student given the opportunity to discover, interpret, and overcome the limitation of certain photographic processes. Prerequisite: ART 315A and ART 315B.
ART 317A Advertising and Illustrative Photography (3)
Provides photographic work aimed at equipping the art student with skills in the production of photographs for advertising and magazine illustration. Includes exercises involving both studio and natural lighting and the handling of both small and large products. Prerequisite: ART 315A.
ART 317B Advanced Advertising and Illustrative Photography (3)
Provides photographic work aimed at equipping the art student with skills in the production of photographs for advertising and magazine illustration. Includes exercises involving both studio and natural lighting and the handling of both small and large products. Prerequisite: ART 317A.
ART 318A Negative and Reversal Color Processes (3)
Presents processes, methods, and techniques of negative and reversal color. Seeks to give the student a knowledge of color photography, color processes, and application of creative aspects of the medium. Prerequisite: ART 315A.
ART 318B Advanced Negative and Reversal Color Processes (3)
Presents processes, methods, and techniques of negative and reversal color. Seeks to give the student a knowledge of color photography, color processes, and application of creative aspects of the medium. Prerequisite: ART 318A.
ART 319 Photography as a Means of Self-Expression (3)
Approaches photography as a means of artistic expression and its relationship to other media. Based on the idea that artists must have a full understanding of their materials and processes in order to control the form of their expression, the first half of the semester is spent gaining hands-on experience with techniques and a brief study of sensitometry. For the remaining time, students are encouraged to follow their own feelings and intuition and apply their new knowledge to produce a body of work of significant meaning to them. Prerequisites: ART 315A, 315B.
ART 320 Photojournalism (3)
Includes principles and practices of journalistic photography. Covers the picture story, essay, and sequence; sports news and sports photography, and combining printing news and feature pictures for the mass media. Features lectures and laboratory experiences. Prerequisite: ART 315A or permission of instructor.
ART 322 Foundation Portfolio Review (0)
Freshman Portfolio Review provides the opportunity for two or more faculty to review the body of work produced by the student during the first year of study. The review process will assist the student in determining his/her strengths, weaknesses, and the appropriate direction for continued study.
ART 322A,B,C Portfolio Review (0)
Designed for students in their sophomore (ART 322A), junior (ART 322B) and senior (ART 322C) years, the portfolio review is an opportunity for students to receive acknowledgment for the work completed in their course work. A minimum of two faculty members (who may also be discipline mentors) will review student work and give the feedback necessary to develop a cohesive body of work. Sophomore and junior portfolio reviews are designed to review the ongoing process of making artwork; the senior review will determine which pieces will be included in their senior exhibition and final portfolio. Student will be graded “S” (Satisfactory) or “U” (Unsatisfactory).
ART 323 Ceramics I (3)
A continuation of technique-building, covering more sophisticated processes in both hand building and wheel throwing.
ART 325 Jewelry-Metal (3)
Introduction to metal as a medium applied to jewelry, holloware, and flatware. Concentration on techniques that will provide background necessary for effective execution of design, concept, and idea for the jeweler-metalsmith.
ART 327 Intaglio Printmaking (3)
Investigates the process and techniques involved in the production of intaglio prints, including aquatint, mezzotint, line engraving, line etching, lift ground, mixed media, and others. Prerequisite: ART 226.
ART 328 Ceramics II (3)
Intermediate level study expanding awareness of clay and ceramic processes as a means of creative expression.
ART 329 Ceramics III (6)
Examination of successful design for ceramics. Exploration of ceramic form and surface as related to sculpture.
ART 339A,B,C European Study Tour (3,3,3)
An intensive studio course at one of various European sites. Visits will be made to important museums and historical landmarks. Specific focus will vary from year to year, according to instructors and location. Most Study Tours will be open to beginning, intermediate, and advanced students.
ART 340 Art-World Study Tour (3)
An interactive investigation of contemporary art theory and practice, including prevailing ideas and attitudes, prominent and emerging artists, institutions and seats of influence. This course takes the form of a seminar with an integrated studio component, and includes trips to galleries and museums in New York City and elsewhere, in addition to oncampus research and studio work. The course is designed to give studio majors an overview of the international art context, and a sense of fluency with contemporary art discourse. Preferred prerequisite: ART 218 Art in the Modern Era.
ART 345 Painting II (3)
This course focuses on the fundamentals and dynamics of pictorial construction, including observational skills, composition, color theory, and basic painting techniques, with emphasis on direct observation of the figure, landscape, and still life. Appreciation for art history and aesthetics is systematically incorporated into this course
ART 361 Sculpture III (3)
Individual involvement with concepts of sculpture. Analysis of spatial relationships, color, and presentation. Course delivered tutorially.
ART 406 Studies in Roman Art (3)
A survey of the art and architecture of the Roman Empire from its foundation to its collapse in the fifth century. Examines the social, religious, historical, and cultural influences that impacted the art of this longlived empire.
ART 410 Calligraphy (3)
Studies the evolution of handwriting that transmits ideas and inspires beauty, with practical development of a personal style of calligraphy-beautiful lettering.
ART 411B Art Curriculum Methods and Materials (3)
Presents a comprehensive and practical study of art K-12 behavioral objectives; terminology; model lessons; motivational techniques and approaches, using discipline-based studio art, art history, aesthetics, and criticism as a means to a good art curriculum. Studies the history of art educators and movements in the field as well as the types, purposes and functions of professional organizations on national, state, and regional levels. Studies art classroom management as it pertains to the health and safety of the students. Research of materials in curriculum lab to familiarize students, through unit preparations, with the various courses of study, textbooks, and periodicals, instructional tools, and supplements available to them.
ART 416 Advanced Graphic Design (3)
A review of graphic design principles through a series of portfolio projects, and the synthesis of research, knowledge and technical skills. Students are expected to work independently. Projects will be presented with specific parameters and deadlines to challenge conceptualization and development. During senior year, students concentrate on both design concepts and professional presentation. Prerequisites: ART 210, 314, 416A, 416B.
ART 416A Graphic Design II (3)
Graphic design principles are explored, with an emphasis on concept and development. Students will investigate problems through research and are encouraged to take risks on realistic projets related to the graphic design field. Prerequisites: ART 210, 314, 316.
ART 416B Graphic Design III (3)
Conceptualization and development of corporate and retail identity programs, including identity marks, business forms, posters, ads, brochures, signage, and annual reports. Students will encounter specific choices which relate to typography, grid systems, vocabulary, and principles relating to layout and composition. They will be challenged to develop both the information and graphic design solution to realistic problems, while beginning to produce portfolio quality presentations. Prerequisites: ART 210, 314.
ART 420A,B Jewelry-Metal II, III (3,3)
Advanced development of design principles applied to jewelry and metalwork; promoting of sensitivity to concept; investigation of principles necessary to function of jewelry as related to the human form. Advanced technical experience. Course delivered tutorially.
ART 422A,B General Illustration I,II (3,3)
Problem-solving in various types of illustration, individualized to suit the student’s creative interpretation and personal style. Provides opportunity to research and execute magazine, newspaper, advertising, pharmaceutical, botanical, technical, and storyboard illustration.
ART 424 Intermediate Illustration: Book (6)
Aesthetic consideration of “marrying” literature and illustration. Technical aspects and appropriate techniques for each genre of storywriting are explored. Illustration exercises are based on simple phrases and lead to the design and illustration of a 16-page original book, the dummy, and a finished spread.
ART 425 Serigraphy (3)
Investigates screen-process printing as relating to both commercial and fine art forms. Includes the basic stencil techniques of paper, glue, cut film, tusche, and photo film. Prerequisite: ART 226.
ART 426 Lithography (3)
Introduction to basic techniques of lithographic printmaking used with both stone and metal applications. Includes an historical survey of commercial and fine arts development and new trends with small offset duplicators.
ART 427B,D,E Advanced Problems in Visual Communication (6,3,6)
Course providing students with an opportunity to work independently in the development and execution of concepts related to advanced contemporary problems in B) General Illustration, D) Graphic Design, E) Photography.
ART 428A,B Advanced Printmaking (3,3)
Allows continued study in a specific printmaking medium involving either relief, intaglio, lithographic, or screen printing. The student is expected to develop a high degree of skill and imagery through concentrated effort and objectives. Course delivered tutorially.
ART 429 Advanced Drawing (3)
Advanced problems in drawing with emphasis on idea development.
ART 430 History of Graphic Design (3)
Surveys the development of methods of graphic communication as it evolved in Western culture from the Renaissance to the present. Required for B.F.A. in Design: Graphic Design.
ART 431 History of American Illustration (3)
Presents an historical survey of the development of American illustration dealing with magazine, children’s book, comic and cartoon, animation, fashion, and poster illustration. Includes visits by guest speakers, field trips. Required for B.F.A. Studio Art (2-D) in Illustration.
ART 432A History of Photography I (3)
This course explores the medium’s birth in 1826 encompassing its early inventors, supporters and photographers. Study includes the effects photography had on 19th century society and culture and its potential as an artistic medium. Students will discover through its history that photography is a versatile form of expression, ranging from documentation, photojournalism, advertising, art and the everyday recording of life’s events. The first part of this course will cover photography’s beginnings and evolution into the 20th century. Required for B.F.A. in Design: Photography.
ART 432B History of Photography II (3)
This second part of photography’s history chronicles its 20th century progression through contemporary image making. Investigation will include the technology, techniques and the explorations of photographers using traditional materials to its advancement into the digital age. Additional attention will be placed on photographic criticism and theory to discover photography’s place in society, culture and the arts as the medium steadily evolves. Required for B.F.A. in Design: Photography.
ART 433 Medieval Art (3)
A survey of the art and architecture of Western Europe and Byzantium from the fourth to the fourteenth centuries. Focuses primarily on ecclesiastical art, examining its historical, liturgical, and aesthetic traditions to gain an understanding of the medieval age and its legacy.
ART 434 History of Postmodern Women: Literature and Art (3)
Surveys the history of art and literature produced by women since the feminist movement of the 1970s. Explores themes representative of historical, cultural, and political developments of the last 25 years.
ART 435 Contemporary Art History (3)
A review of major movements since World War II and an emphasis on post modernism from the sixties to the present.
ART 436 Ancient Greek Art and Architecture (3)
A survey of ancient Greek art and architecture beginning with the ancient Aegean cultures through the Hellenistic dynasties. Includes an introduction to ancient Greek culture, society, and history.
ART 441B Computer Graphics II (3)
An intermediate level course. Students will concentrate on specific software used for page-layout, illustration, and image manipulation. The applications reflect professional studio environments. Emphasis is placed on both design and production. Concentration on output will allow students to begin utilizing the computer as a means for creating images for a variety of projects.
ART 441C Computer Graphics (3)
Course concentrating in advanced uses of Photoshop as an imaging tool. Designed primarily for photography and illustration majors and fine artists with an interest in digital media.
ART 441G Alternative/Digital Imaging (3)
A course for photographers and others interested in refining their skills with Photoshop and exploring alternative wet darkroom processes. Digital negatives allow for creative expression that was formerly very difficult to attain. This course investigates a means of marrying the newest and the oldest of photographic technologies. Prior Photoshop and wet darkroom experienced required.
ART 441H Web Design and Interactive Media (3)
This course examines the multimedia and Web design process, the practice of making compelling interactive experiences, and presenting information clearly in a non-linear fashion. Students will gain a higher level of skill in using the computer through designing and using interactive images and text in addition to an examination of the fundamental tools for development and maintenance of web site. Students will also be introduced to the principles of motion graphics. Prerequisites: ART 210, 241, 441B.
ART 441M Digital Illustration (3)
An intermediate level course concentrating on specific software used by illustrators for design and production; digital illustration.
ART 443A Painting III (3)
Intermediate study of the dynamics of pictorial construction through the language of painting. Students are encouraged to experiment with various materials and/or techniques to build a personal painting vocabulary while continuing to develop their observational skills.
ART 444A,B,C,D Advanced Painting (6,6,6,6)
This series of courses fosters progressively advanced studio practice and development of a personal relationship to the painting language, its history and its perpetuation. Regularly scheduled critiques and focused written statements help students develop verbal and critical skills related to their work and the work of others. Students work one-on-one with instructors in semiprivate partitioned studio spaces.
ART 448 Packaging Design (3)
An advanced comprehensive study of graphic structural design as applied to various product and point-of-purchase sales. Emphasis on conceptual development from initial target audience/market analysis through 3-D renderings and comprehensives. Particular attention given specific design limitations and requirements. Guest designer(s) and field trip(s). Prerequisites: ART 210, 313, 414A,B.
ART 449 Fieldwork Experience (variable credit)
Professional on-site experience that utilizes course theory and prepares students for the respective professional fields.
ART 449A,B,C Fieldwork I, II, III (2,2,2)
Fieldwork Experience I – Museum, II – Gallery, III – Historical Preservation. Restricted: Arts Administration majors.
ART 452 Business of Art Seminar (3)
The objective of this course is to enable each student to target his/her best market, with self-promotion techniques and materials, and to develop a knowledge base that prepares the student to successfully enter their professional field.
ART 455 Professional Contribution (0)
Closure experience for all senior BFA and BA Art majors, except Arts Administration. A group show, Senior Exhibition takes place in spring semester, must be accomplished during oncampus coursework, and includes seniors graduating May or December of the same calendar year. Professional Contribution includes participation in FollowUp Portfolio Reviews, Senior Meeting and fulfillment of the Senior Exhibition requirements.
ART 456A,B Advanced Sculpture (6,6)
Involves an individually planned program with area of emphasis related to the student’s needs and interests. Course delivered tutorially.
ART 464A,B Advanced Ceramics (6,6)
Individually planned program based on student’s needs and interests. Course delivered tutorially.
ART 481 Introduction to Arts and Healing (3)
This course introduces students to the role of arts expression in emotional, physical, and communal healing. Attention is given both to historic context and to the current applications of the arts in healing. The experiential components of the course will offer students the opportunity to deepen their understanding of how the arts have played–and continue to play–a healing role in everyday life.
ART 482 Approaches in Art Therapy (3)
An introduction to the historical antecedents, professional founders, and development of diverse approaches to practice in art therapy. Issues related to current professional practice and ethical standards will also be addressed.
ART 483 Art Therapy Applications (3)
Survey of applications of art therapy media and methods in diverse settings, with a variety of populations. Consideration of developmental issues, environmental factors, cultural diversity, adaptations for disabilities, and utilization of personal and communal potentialities will be addressed.
ART 484 Art Therapy Internship (3)
Designed to provide students with the opportunity to integrate course work with practical applications in supervised settings. The experience will include observation of professionals in social service settings, the utilization of creative expression in working with a special population, and both individual and group supervision.
ART 485 The History of Art Education (3)
Inquiry into the meaning and impact of art education trends in America from the first introduction as a formal port of public school education in the late 1800’s to contemporary time. The course will encompass a review and analysis of the discipline’s level of development within philosophical and sociopolitical contexts, inclusive of community organizations and cultural institutions. Restricted to Art Education Majors.
ART 486 Aesthetics (3)
This course examines theories of art and aesthetic experience within historical and cultural contexts. Traditional and contemporary means of evaluating and defining beauty and meaning in the visual arts and relevant issues and practice are explored.
ART 490A,B Green Piece: Art and Nature in America (3)
A) Taken for Studio elective
B) Taken for Art History elective
Discover connections between art and natural history in America from the time of the early explorer naturalists to contemporary earth artists. This jointly-taught studio and art history course combines field work with historical readings and discussions.
ART 499A-K Independent Study (variable credit)
(A-Ceramics, B-Sculpture, C-Painting, D-Photography, E-Graphic Design, F-Illustration, G-Printmaking, H-Art History, J-Drawing, K-Art Therapy)
Involves advanced study in any area of studio art or art history in which the student has special proficiency and has completed prerequisites. Open to senior Art majors with the approval of the chairperson and the academic dean.
The courses in the fine arts, representing the collaboration of the Departments of Art, Communication Arts, and Music, are interdisciplinary in their approach and confirm the university curricular purpose of living in an interdependent world wherein we share with others our knowledge of the human condition in its ultimate relationships; the physical universe, self, and society; and cultural dimensions. The interdisciplinary courses in the fine arts fulfill the liberal arts requirement in Category V, The Human Condition in its Cultural Context.
FA 100 Music, Art, and the Contemporary World (3)
Gives students an understanding of music and art as they shape and are shaped by twentieth century society. (Interdisciplinary)
FA 102 Sound and Symbol in the Arts (3)
Provides an interdisciplinary study in which artistic concepts are discussed and experienced, as they are heard and seen in representative works of music and art. (Interdisciplinary)
ART 218 Art in the Modern Era (3)
This course, a survey of twentieth century art to the beginnings of post modernism, also fulfills the liberal arts requirement in Category V. (Interdisciplinary)