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Code Course Name Description Credits
ART 110 Basic Drawing 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. 3
ART 113 History of Art I 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. 3
ART H114 History of Art II

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.

Permission of the Director of the Honors Program Required.

3
ART 114 History of Art II 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. 3
ART 116 Drawing I Continued investigation of basic drawing processes, with greater emphasis on conceptual and expressive application of drawing skills and on diversity of drawing media. 3
ART 117 Nineteenth Century Art A survey of nineteenth century art. Analysis of historical, philosophical, and multicultural factors that helped shape the foundation of modern art. 3
ART 118 Two-Dimensional Design and Color 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. 3
ART 119 History of American Art 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. 3
ART 120 World Monuments and Methods of Art History 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. 3
ART 210 Introduction to Typography 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. 3
ART 212 Three-Dimensional Design 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. 3
ART 215 A, B Figure Drawing I,II

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.

3,3
ART 218 Art in the Modern Era

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

3
ART 219 Figure Modeling Figure study in clay emphasizing the role of human form in sculpture and its relationship to other areas of art. 3
ART 220 A Three-Dimensional Design II

Continuation of three-dimensional design processes with exploration of advanced problems related to form and space. Emphasis on concept and function.

3
ART 221 A Visual Concepts

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.

Prerequisite: ART 118 or permission of instructor. 

3
ART 223 Basic Ceramics Basic level study with clay. Hand-building and throwing on the potter's wheel. Basic glaze application and firing procedure. 3
ART 226 Basic Printmaking 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. 3
ART 233 Painting I 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. 3
ART 241 Computer Graphics I

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.

Prerequisite: ART 118 or permission of instructor. 

3
ART 261 Sculpture I 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. 3
ART 262 Sculpture II Intermediate level study with continued development of materials and techniques expanding awareness of sculpture concepts. 3
ART 301 Art Education in the Elementary School 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. 3
ART 302 A Fibers and Related Media

Involves experimentation in two-and three-dimensional, closed and open structures of fibers and related material, and development of solutions to design problems.

3
ART 304 Off-Loom Weaving 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. 3
ART 307 A, B Weaving I,II

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.

3,6
ART 314 Introduction to Graphic Design

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.

Prerequisites: ART 118, 210, 241. 

3
ART 315 A Basic Photography

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.

3
ART 315 B Intermediate Photography

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.

3
ART 316 Advanced Black and White Photography 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. 3
ART 317 A Advertising and Illustrative Photography

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.

3
ART 317 B Advanced Advertising and Illustrative Photography

Presents advanced and alternative processes, methods, and techniques of analog and digital color. Seeks to give the student a greater sensitivity to the role of color in photography, and experience in the application of creative aspects of the medium.

 Prerequisite: ART 318A.

3
ART 318 A Negative and Reversal Color Processes

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.

3
ART 318 B Advanced Negative and Reversal Color Processes

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.

3
ART 319 Photography as a Means of Self-Expression

Approaches photography as a means of visual communication through artistic expression and explores its relationship to other media. Photographers often work through big ideas over a period of time and through a number of pieces. The presen­tation method and the sequencing of images is important to how the work is received and perceived. Students are encouraged to follow their own feelings and intuition and engage their passions to produce a substantial body of work of significant meaning to them over the course of the semester. The work will be sequenced and presented as a unified whole. 

Prerequisites: ART 315A. 

3
ART 320 Photojournalism 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. 3
ART 322 Foundation Portfolio Review 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. 0
ART 322 A, B, C Portfolio Review

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).

0
ART 323 Ceramics I A continuation of technique-building, covering more sophisticated processes in both hand building and wheel throwing. 3
ART 325 Jewelry-Metal 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. 3
ART 327 Intaglio Printmaking 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. 3
ART 328 Ceramics II Intermediate level study expanding awareness of clay and ceramic processes as a means of creative expression. 3
ART 329 Ceramics III Examination of successful design for ceramics. Exploration of ceramic form and surface as related to sculpture. 6
ART 339 A, B, C European Study Tour

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.

3,3,3
ART 340 Art-World Study Tour

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 on-campus 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.

3
ART 345 Painting II

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

Prerequisite: ART 233. 

3
ART 361 Sculpture III Individual involvement with concepts of sculpture. Analysis of spatial relationships, color, and presentation. Course delivered tutorially. 3
ART 406 Studies in Roman Art 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 long-lived empire. 3
ART 410 Calligraphy Studies the evolution of handwriting that transmits ideas and inspires beauty, with practical development of a personal style of calligraphy-beautiful lettering. 3
ART 411 B Art Curriculum Methods and Materials

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 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.

3
ART 416 Advanced Graphic Design

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, 416H.

3
ART 416 A Graphic Design II

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 projects related to the graphic design field.

Prerequisites: ART 210, 314, 416, 441B. 

3
ART 416 B Graphic Design III

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.

3
ART 420 A, B Jewelry-Metal II, III

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.

3,3
ART 422 A, B General Illustration I,II

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.

3,3
ART 424 Intermediate Illustration: Book 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. 6
ART 425 Serigraphy 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. 3
ART 426 Lithography 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. 3
ART 427 B, D, E Advanced Problems in Visual Communication

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.

3,3,6
ART 428 A, B Advanced Printmaking

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.

3,3
ART 429 Advanced Drawing Advanced problems in drawing with emphasis on idea development. 3
ART 430 History of Graphic Design 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. 3
ART 431 History of American Illustration 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. 3
ART 432 A History of Photography I

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.

3
ART 432 B History of Photography II

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.

3
ART 433 Medieval Art 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. 3
ART 434 History of Postmodern Women: Literature and Art

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.

3
ART 435 Contemporary Art History A review of major movements since World War II and an emphasis on post modernism from the sixties to the present. 3
ART 436 Ancient Greek Art and Architecture 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. 3
ART 441 B Computer Graphics II

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.

3
ART 441 C Computer Graphics

Course concentrating on advanced uses of Photoshop as an imaging tool. Designed primarily for photography and illustration majors and fine artists with an interest in digital media.

3
ART 441 G Alternative/Digital Imaging

A course for photographers and others interested in refining their skills with Photoshop and image management software, and exploring such things as HDR, actions, batch processing, and making digital negatives for alternative processes. Digital negatives allow an opportunity for marrying the newest and the oldest photographic technologies. Prior Photoshop and wet darkroom experience highly recommended. 

3
ART 441 H Web Design and Interactive Media

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.

3
ART 441 H Web Design and Interactive Media

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, 341, 441B. 

3
ART 441 I Interactive Design II

This course further expands upon ART 441H Web Design and Interactive Media by exploring advanced topics in Web design. Students will make compelling, usable, interactive experiences; develop time-based media; and present informa­tion clearly in a non-linear fashion. Students will gain a higher level of skill in using Web design software through designing and using interactive images and text.

 Prerequisite: ART 441H. 

3
ART 441 M Digital Illustration

An intermediate level course concentrating on specific software used by illustrators for design and production; digital illustration.

3
ART 443 A Painting III

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.

Prerequisite: ART 345. 

3
ART 444 A, B, C, D Advanced Painting

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 semi-private partitioned studio spaces.

Prerequisite: ART 443A.

6,6,6,6
ART 448 Packaging Design

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, 314, 414A,B.

3
ART 449 Fieldwork Experience Professional on-site experience that utilizes course theory and prepares students for the respective professional fields. variable credit
ART 449 A, B, C Fieldwork I, II, III

Fieldwork Experience I - Museum, II - Gallery, III - Historical Preservation. Restricted: Arts Administration majors.

2,2,2
ART 452 Business of Art Seminar 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. 3
ART 455 Professional Contribution

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 on-campus coursework, and includes seniors graduating May or December of the same calendar year. Professional Contribution includes participation in Follow-Up Portfolio Reviews, Senior Meeting and fulfillment of the Senior Exhibition requirements.

0
ART 456 A, B Advanced Sculpture

Involves an individually planned program with area of emphasis related to the student's needs and interests. Course delivered tutorially.

6,6
ART 464 A, B Advanced Ceramics

Individually planned program based on student's needs and interests. Course delivered tutorially.

6,6
ART 481 Introduction to Arts and Healing

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.

3
ART 482 Approaches in Art Therapy 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. 3
ART 483 Art Therapy Applications 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. 3
ART 484 Art Therapy Internship

Designed to provide students with the opportunity to integrate coursework 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.

3
ART 485 The History of Art Education

Inquiry into the meaning and impact of art education trends in America from the first introduction as a formal part 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, and studies the history of art educators and movements in the field. Restricted to Art Education majors. 

Restricted to Art Education Majors.

3
ART 486 Aesthetics 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. 3
ART 490 A, B Green Piece: Art and Nature in America

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.

3
ART 499 A-K Independent Study

(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.

variable credit
ART 500 W History of Graphic Design

A survey course of the little known and great graphic artists of America and their style and impact on the American public.

This course is restricted for students enrolled in the "Get Your Masters with the Masters" MFA Program for educators and working professionals.
2
ART 502 History of Photography A critical evaluation of the development of photography. Study of photographers, techniques and aesthetics. 3
ART 504 History of Printmaking and Graphics A survey of the historical development of printmaking-its media, techniques, and masters. 3
ART 507 Contemporary Art

A review of the major movements since World War II and an emphasis on post modernism from the sixties to the present. 

3
ART 507 W Contemporary Art

A review of the major movements since World War II and an emphasis on post modernism from the sixties to the present. 

This course is restricted for students enrolled in the "Get Your Masters with the Masters" MFA Program for educators and working professionals.
3
ART 509 History of American Illustration

A survey course of the little known and great illustrative artists of America and their style and impact on the American public, from early years to the present.

3
ART 509 W History of American Illustration

A survey course of the little known and great illustrative artists of America and their style and impact on the American public, from early years to the present.

This course is restricted for students enrolled in the "Get Your Masters with the Masters" MFA Program for educators and working professionals.
2
ART 510 The Art of Calligraphy A study of the evolution of handwriting that transmits ideas and inspires beauty, with practical development of a personal style of beautiful lettering. 3
ART 511 Photography for the Art Educator Analysis of photographic principles and theory and development of a study of the photographic field as a vehicle for learning. Each student will master basic photographic skills. 3
ART 512 Advanced Advertising and Illustrative Photography Lecture and laboratory leading to a body of specialized work representative of the artist in the production of photographs for advertising and magazine illustration. 3
ART 513 Advanced Color Photography The latest processes in photographic color printing. Advanced techniques, aesthetics, and communication in color as a medium of expression. 3
ART 514 Contemporary Photography Advanced course in nonverbal communication photography. Study of the accelerating dynamics of contemporary photography through exploration of issues raised by other photographers. 3
ART 515 Newspaper and Magazine Photography Comprehensive study of journalistic photography. Similarities and differences will be explored through research and development of distinct bodies of work. 3
ART 516 Experimental Photography Course designed for students who already possess an understanding of the inherent characteristics of the medium and an interest in the use of the vocabulary of imagery processes. Experimentation with silver, non-silver, and/or digital processes. Independent research. 3
ART 517 View-Camera Photography Exploration of the traditional use of the view camera and its related accessories. Technical instruction, including use and mastery of sheet film, exposure and development procedures, sensitometry, and use of the zone system. A foundation of wet darkroom printing experience is required. 3
ART 518 Problems in Photography Advanced work on problems and projects in various areas of photography. Permits the student to concentrate on and to master an area of personal interest. 3
ART 519 Research in Photography Research course focusing on professional practice and commitment to the field of photography. The advanced student is expected to conduct both technical and creative research that deals with the student's primary photographic commitment. 3
ART 520 A, B Survey of Printmaking A course intended as introduction and review. A study of the various media and techniques printmaking involves, including its historical development and current trends in the major areas of lithography, relief, screen process /serigraphy, and intaglio, with studio application in most. Recommended for art educators. 3,3
ART 522 Relief Printmaking An in-depth study of the relief processes. Prerequisite: ART 520 or equivalency. 3
ART 524 Serigraphy An in-depth study of the fine art of serigraphy and commercial screen process. Prerequisite: ART 520 or equivalency. 3
ART 526 Intaglio An in-depth study of the intaglio process. Prerequisite: ART 520 or equivalency. 3
ART 527 Lithography An in-depth study of the planographic processes using stone, metal, and paper plates. 3
ART 530 A, B Figure Drawing I, II Individual and unique interpretations of the human figure, using live models and varying techniques and materials, such as pencil, conte, pastel, ink, washes, collage, and paint. 3,3
ART 531 A, B Book Illustration Theory and history of the illustrated children's book; workshop in creating the art for an illustrated book. 3,3
ART 532 A, B, C Advanced Drawing I, II, III Development of drawing skills, with emphasis on transmission of ideas. 3,3,3
ART 539 A, B, C, D Advanced Painting I, II, III, IV Advanced problems in painting, with emphasis on individual creative search and idea development. 3,6,3,6
ART 540 Batik Study of the ancient art of painting on cloth, using the resist techniques of wax and dyes. 3
ART 541 A, B, C Computer Aided Design I, II, III Use of contemporary technology for creating art. Artists are provided the hands-on opportunity to explore a variety of computer systems. An historical overview and a focus on the current state of the art will be explored. Programming language is not required for this class. Use of Adobe Photoshop in digital photo imaging is the primary content of Art 541C. Programming language is not required for these classes. 3,3,3
ART 541 G Alternative / Digital Imaging

An advanced course for photographers and artists in other media who are 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 and has applications in collage, printmaking, and mixed media. Prior Photoshop and wet darkroom experience required.

3
ART 543 Green Piece In-depth examination of 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 fieldwork with historical readings and discussions. (This number registers the student for a studio elective.) 3
ART 546 A, C, D, E, F, H Design Research

Focuses on an advanced design research problem, individually developed by the student with the approval of the instructor. Special emphasis on the student's major area of interest. A) Clay, C) Painting, D) Photography, E) Fibers, F) Printmaking, H) Sculpture.

3
ART 546 W Design Research

Focuses on an advanced design research problem, individually developed by the student with the approval of the instructor. Specifically designed for illustrators and advertising designers.

This course is restricted for students enrolled in the "Get Your Masters with the Masters" MFA Program for educators and working professionals.
3
ART 547 A, B, C Jewelry-Metals I, II, III The design and creation of body adornment, hollowware, and objects of art made primarily of metal. 3,3,3
ART 549 Aesthetics This course examines theories both of art and of the aesthetic experience beginning with Plato and Aristotle. Issues include the nature of art, the nature of the aesthetic experience, creativity and inspiration, art and nature, art and mortality. 3
ART 549 W Aesthetics

A lecture series and dialogue exploring the fine arts, music, architecture, film, sculpture, dance, the written and spoken word and their relationship to present day design, advertising, and illustration concerns. 550 Directed Reading (variable credit) A program of individually directed reading to provide for the special needs of the student. Conference with members of the department and a written report of the work covered are both required. Taken only with the permission of the chairperson of the Graduate Art Department and prior approval of the dean.

This course is restricted for students enrolled in the "Get Your Masters with the Masters" MFA Program for educators and working professionals.
variable credit
ART 551 A Study Tour in Art When initiated by faculty, these study tours will specify goals, objectives, and assessment procedures. When initiated by a student, the study tour plan must adhere to program specifications/documentation/assessment and be approved by the director. 3
ART 551 W Professional Practices I

These study tours provide ad design and illustration students with exposure to the major centers of applied art in America. During these sessions, students are exposed to the professional practices of masters in the field. Experiences include: visitation of museums, galleries, artists' studios, design agencies, (AIGA, S of I, etc.); lectures; slide shows; critiques on previous assignments.

This course is restricted for students enrolled in the "Get Your Masters with the Masters" MFA Program for educators and working professionals.
variable credit
ART 552 Study Tour in Art (Europe or Americas) 3
ART 552 W Professional Practices II

These study tours provide ad design and illustration students with exposure to the major centers of applied art in America. During these sessions, students are exposed to the professional practices of masters in the field. Experiences include: visitation of museums, galleries, artists' studios, design agencies, (AIGA, S of I, etc.); lectures; slide shows; critiques on previous assignments.

This course is restricted for students enrolled in the "Get Your Masters with the Masters" MFA Program for educators and working professionals.
variable credit
ART 553 W Professional Practice III

These study tours provide ad design and illustration students with exposure to the major centers of applied art in America. During these sessions, students are exposed to the professional practices of masters in the field. Experiences include: visitation of museums, galleries, artists' studios, design agencies, (AIGA, S of I, etc.); lectures; slide shows; critiques on previous assignments.

This course is restricted for students enrolled in the "Get Your Masters with the Masters" MFA Program for educators and working professionals.
variable credit
ART 554 W Professional Practices IV

These study tours provide ad design and illustration students with exposure to the major centers of applied art in America. During these sessions, students are exposed to the professional practices of masters in the field. Experiences include: visitation of museums, galleries, artists' studios, design agencies, (AIGA, S of I, etc.); lectures; slide shows; critiques on previous assignments.

This course is restricted for students enrolled in the "Get Your Masters with the Masters" MFA Program for educators and working professionals.
variable credit
ART 555 Professional Contribution This Professional Contribution will take the form of a research paper. 0
ART 555 E Professional Contribution

All MA studio arts candidates are required to participate in a closure exhibition of their graduate work, usually a group exhibition in either the Mahady or Suraci Gallery dependent on availability, timing, and number of requests. An "Intent to Exhibit" form (acquired from the gallery director) must be completed and on file in the Art Gallery office at least 18 months in advance of when the student desires to exhibit. Exhibitions are scheduled each academic year typically in late fall and late spring semesters. The exhibit must be completed during coursework, prior to graduation. For MA Art Education students, an exhibition is one of three closure options for professional contribution (see ART 555 and ART 555W).

0
ART 555 W Professional Contribution

This Professional Contribution will involve the student with a creative project involving historical/descriptive research.

This course is restricted for students enrolled in the "Get Your Masters with the Masters" MFA Program for educators and working professionals.
0
ART 557 A, B, C, D Sculpture I, II, III, IV Development of personal creative directions in selected materials and processes which involve students in making a visual statement. Studies in form, concepts, and environment. 3,6,3,6
ART 559 Three Dimensional Design Focus on fundamentals of designing works in three dimensional format. A foundation for students who want to develop a background for continued study in package or product design, crafts, industrial design, or sculpture. The theory and practical application of good design. 3
ART 560 A, B, C, D, E, F Creative Problem-Solving

Independent exercises done during the fall, winter, and spring months designed to further the participants' knowledge and research resources in areas of their individual interests. (A, B, C, D, E-restricted to students in the M.F.A. Program for Working Professionals; F-restricted to M.A. Interior Architecture students.)

3.5,3.5,3.5,3.5,3,3
ART 563 A, B, C, D Ceramics I, II, III, IV Physical properties of clay and methods of hand construction and/or wheel throwing. The application of clay art and production pottery. 563 A, B specifically appropriate for the art educator. 3,6,3,6
ART 564 Nineteenth-Century Art Critically surveys nineteenth-century art and the roots of modernism within diverse historical, social, and cultural contexts. 3
ART 565 Twentieth-Century Modern Art Critically examines avant-garde movements from the turn of the 20th century to the 1950s within their diverse historical, social, and cultural contexts. 3
ART 570 Design: A Study Through Weaving Design research involving the theories of design seen through a study in weaving. Study and execution of a variety of weaving techniques, each linked with elements and principles of design. 3
ART 571 A Utilitarian Weaving I Individual preference in weaving pursued to produce purposeful art works. Previous experience in weaving recommended. 3
ART 574 Collage: Exploration in Paper, Cloth and Related Media Study in the use of unusual media for the artist and art educator. Use of cloth, fibers, and paper for various projects aimed toward an understanding of design and the intrinsic nature of the media. 3
ART 575 W Off-Loom Weaving

A course based upon the use of looms from primitive origins. Includes exploration of backstrap, "card," rigid heddle and frame looms. Applications in art education (K-12) will be explored.

This course is restricted for students enrolled in the "Get Your Masters with the Masters" MFA Program for educators and working professionals.
3
ART 576 A Non-utilitarian Weaving I Focuses on creation of pictorial and nonobjective weavings. Emphasis placed on development of skills related to tapestry and manipulation of fibers. 3
ART 590 Current Trends in Art Education Considers new directions, educational trends and opportunities; introduction of alternative concepts and the functions of art education within the context of general education and the contemporary culture milieu. 3
ART 592 Professional Practice Skills in Art Education A focus on each of the four art disciplines: historical, critical, aesthetic, art production; the manner in which they differ and relate and the way in which the integration of these disciplines enhances comprehensive learning in the visual arts. This course will emphasize multi-cultural education. 3
ART 600 M.F.A. and M.A. Seminar Open to all M.F.A. and M.A. students; features activities for building a graduate student community of working artists. 0
ART 606 Studies in Art History In-depth study in specific art history topics. The format of the course will be research and scholarly discussion, providing the graduate student with both depth and breadth. 3
ART 606 I Green Piece

In-depth examination of connection 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 fieldwork with historical readings and discussions. (This number registers the student for an art history elective.)

3
ART 606 J The History of Art Education

Inquiry into the meaning and impact of art education trends in America from the first introduction as a formal part 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 contests, inclusive of community organizations and cultural institutions.

3
ART 610 Graduate Studio /Painting I Courses allowing for the development of personal, creative directions in painting. Includes exploring additional two- or three-dimensional media to broaden visual vocabulary in conjunction with chosen medium. In close work with the instructor, involves private and weekly group meetings for critique, special topics, forum for current and related issues. Emphasis on challenging students in becoming professional career artists. Regular visits by other faculty and artists, periodic trips to galleries and museums. 6
ART 611 Graduate Studio /Painting II Courses allowing for the development of personal, creative directions in painting. Includes exploring additional two- or three-dimensional media to broaden visual vocabulary in conjunction with chosen medium. In close work with the instructor, involves private and weekly group meetings for critique, special topics, forum for current and related issues. Emphasis on challenging students in becoming professional career artists. Regular visits by other faculty and artists, periodic trips to galleries and museums. 9
ART 612 Graduate Studio /Painting III Courses allowing for the development of personal, creative directions in painting. Includes exploring additional two- or three-dimensional media to broaden visual vocabulary in conjunction with chosen medium. In close work with the instructor, involves private and weekly group meetings for critique, special topics, forum for current and related issues. Emphasis on challenging students in becoming professional career artists. Regular visits by other faculty and artists, periodic trips to galleries and museums. 6
ART 613 Graduate Studio /Painting IV Courses allowing for the development of personal, creative directions in painting. Includes exploring additional two- or three-dimensional media to broaden visual vocabulary in conjunction with chosen medium. In close work with the instructor, involves private and weekly group meetings for critique, special topics, forum for current and related issues. Emphasis on challenging students in becoming professional career artists. Regular visits by other faculty and artists, periodic trips to galleries and museums. 9
ART 615 Graduate Studio /Ceramics I The sculpture media/ceramics courses are designed to encourage and assist the graduate student to explore, examine and compile information and experiences that will add to his/her knowledge of material, technique and creative self expression. Students' interests and direction will be supported by the faculty and implemented via available studio facilities. All aspects of clay as a material for expression will be encouraged. 6
ART 616 Graduate Studio /Ceramics II The sculpture media/ceramics courses are designed to encourage and assist the graduate student to explore, examine and compile information and experiences that will add to his/her knowledge of material, technique and creative self expression. Students' interests and direction will be supported by the faculty and implemented via available studio facilities. All aspects of clay as a material for expression will be encouraged. 9
ART 617 Graduate Studio /Ceramics III The sculpture media/ceramics courses are designed to encourage and assist the graduate student to explore, examine and compile information and experiences that will add to his/her knowledge of material, technique and creative self expression. Students' interests and direction will be supported by the faculty and implemented via available studio facilities. All aspects of clay as a material for expression will be encouraged. 6
ART 618 Graduate Studio /Ceramics IV The sculpture media/ceramics courses are designed to encourage and assist the graduate student to explore, examine and compile information and experiences that will add to his/her knowledge of material, technique and creative self expression. Students' interests and direction will be supported by the faculty and implemented via available studio facilities. All aspects of clay as a material for expression will be encouraged. 9
ART 620 Graduate Studio/Sculpture I Sculpture courses at this level offer the serious and dedicated student opportunities to experience challenging activities focused on sculpture and/or three dimensional design. An intense personal, creative, and technical investigation is emphasized. Directions and activities are self-prescribed and independently directed under the supervision of the advisor. 6,9,6,9
ART 621 Graduate Studio/Sculpture II Sculpture courses at this level offer the serious and dedicated student opportunities to experience challenging activities focused on sculpture and/or three dimensional design. An intense personal, creative, and technical investigation is emphasized. Directions and activities are self-prescribed and independently directed under the supervision of the advisor. 6,9,6,9
ART 622 Graduate Studio/Sculpture III Sculpture courses at this level offer the serious and dedicated student opportunities to experience challenging activities focused on sculpture and/or three dimensional design. An intense personal, creative, and technical investigation is emphasized. Directions and activities are self-prescribed and independently directed under the supervision of the advisor. 6,9,6,9
ART 623 Graduate Studio/Sculpture IV Sculpture courses at this level offer the serious and dedicated student opportunities to experience challenging activities focused on sculpture and/or three dimensional design. An intense personal, creative, and technical investigation is emphasized. Directions and activities are self-prescribed and independently directed under the supervision of the advisor. 6,9,6,9
ART 636 A, B Practicum I, II - Ceramics /Sculpture /Painting /Printmaking /Photography Working with the instructor, the student will assist in the preparation and presentation of studio classes. Emphasis on both aesthetic and technical criteria will make up equal components of the assignment.A workshop of the student's design or a museum or gallery related project may also be considered. 3,3
ART 639 A, B Thesis Project and Exhibit (A) A thesis statement on a particular aspect of the student's concentration in connection with a research project of actual experience, presented to the instructor at the completion of the second-year residency. (B) An exhibit, presented in the art gallery. Successful completion of (A) thesis project and (B) exhibit is requisite for graduation. (B) MFA studio arts candidates [3-D (Ceramics, Sculpture) and 2-D (Painting, Printmaking and Photography)] are required to participate in a closure exhibition of their thesis work. A group exhibition in either the Mahady or Suraci Gallery is conducted under the auspices of the Marywood University Art Galleries. An "Intent to Exhibit" form (acquired from the Gallery Director) must be completed and on file in the Art Gallery office at least 18 months in advance of when the student desires to exhibit. Exhibitions are scheduled each academic year, typically in late fall and late spring semesters. The exhibit must be completed during coursework prior to graduation. 0,0
ART 641 The Arts A seminar surveying the interrelation of the major arts: literature, music, and dance, and visual arts, from classicism to the postmodern period. 3
ART 642 Art Criticism Art Criticism is a seminar course to encourage the practicing artist to engage in the process of thinking, writing, and talking about art. Students will review and critique samples of writing from newspapers, national news magazines, and professional academic journals in order to develop their own unique styles for converting ideas to paper. 3
ART 642 W Rendering Ideas

Individual and unique interpretations of the human figure, using live models, nature and still life objects with varying techniques and materials such as pencil, pastel, paint, and markers to visualize ideas better and to further drawing skills.

This course is restricted for students enrolled in the "Get Your Masters with the Masters" MFA Program for educators and working professionals.
3
ART 643 W Conceptual Exercises

Emphasis is on the development of basic creative thinking methods, such as symbol and icon combining, investigation of form and basic copy analysis techniques as they apply to a variety of real world projects.

This course is restricted for students enrolled in the "Get Your Masters with the Masters" MFA Program for educators and working professionals.
3
ART 644 W The Children's Book

The theory, history, and production of the illustrated children's book. A workshop in which each participant is required to produce a children's book suitable for presentation to publishers.

This course is restricted for students enrolled in the "Get Your Masters with the Masters" MFA Program for educators and working professionals.
3
ART 645 W Visual Solutions

An analysis of current advertising, design, editorial, and illustration problems. Emphasis is on the participants' finding and furthering their own creative solutions.

This course is restricted for students enrolled in the "Get Your Masters with the Masters" MFA Program for educators and working professionals.
3
ART 646 W Communication Concepts

Further application and study of conceptual thinking techniques as they apply to current visual communication needs.

This course is restricted for students enrolled in the "Get Your Masters with the Masters" MFA Program for educators and working professionals.
3
ART 647 W Graphic Perspectives

Advanced approaches to the complex creative problem-solving process used by today's top professionals-why some succeed and others don't.

This course is restricted for students enrolled in the "Get Your Masters with the Masters" MFA Program for educators and working professionals.
3
ART 648 W Marketing Your Art

Research and application of the methods and procedures on the business side of illustration and design. These include getting exhibited, writing and negotiating contracts, getting published, and making yourself and your work saleable.

This course is restricted for students enrolled in the "Get Your Masters with the Masters" MFA Program for educators and working professionals.
3
ART 649 Art World Study Tour An interactive investigation of the contemporary art world, including prevailing ideas and attitudes, prominent and emerging artists, institutions, and seats of influence. This course takes the form of a traveling seminar with an integrated studio component, and includes trips to galleries and museums in New York City and elsewhere, in addition to on-campus research and studio work. The course is designed to give studio majors an overview of contemporary art theory and practice, and is open to students in all majors. 3
ART 660 Graduate Studio /Photography Courses offer students a chance to explore photographic expression through commercial, photojournalistic or fine art approaches. Students are expected to challenge themselves to understand the full potential of the medium by going beyond the mere craft of photography. Through philosophical, critical, historical, and aesthetic study of photography, students will develop the skills and ideas necessary to become professional photographers who seek to use the medium for personal expression. 6
ART 661 Graduate Studio /Photography Courses offer students a chance to explore photographic expression through commercial, photojournalistic or fine art approaches. Students are expected to challenge themselves to understand the full potential of the medium by going beyond the mere craft of photography. Through philosophical, critical, historical, and aesthetic study of photography, students will develop the skills and ideas necessary to become professional photographers who seek to use the medium for personal expression. 9
ART 662 Graduate Studio /Photography Courses offer students a chance to explore photographic expression through commercial, photojournalistic or fine art approaches. Students are expected to challenge themselves to understand the full potential of the medium by going beyond the mere craft of photography. Through philosophical, critical, historical, and aesthetic study of photography, students will develop the skills and ideas necessary to become professional photographers who seek to use the medium for personal expression. 6
ART 663 Graduate Studio /Photography Courses offer students a chance to explore photographic expression through commercial, photojournalistic or fine art approaches. Students are expected to challenge themselves to understand the full potential of the medium by going beyond the mere craft of photography. Through philosophical, critical, historical, and aesthetic study of photography, students will develop the skills and ideas necessary to become professional photographers who seek to use the medium for personal expression. 9
ART 670 Graduate Studio /Printmaking Courses provide the facility and means of production to explore various possibilities of self expression in relief, screen, intaglio, planographic, mixed media, and monoprint applications. Study is individually focused to enhance personal strengths, interests, and major discipline development objectives. Students are encouraged to balance an appreciation for traditional forms of printmaking with an awareness and investigation of contemporary views, methods and material. 6
ART 671 Graduate Studio /Printmaking Courses provide the facility and means of production to explore various possibilities of self expression in relief, screen, intaglio, planographic, mixed media, and monoprint applications. Study is individually focused to enhance personal strengths, interests, and major discipline development objectives. Students are encouraged to balance an appreciation for traditional forms of printmaking with an awareness and investigation of contemporary views, methods and material. 9
ART 672 Graduate Studio /Printmaking Courses provide the facility and means of production to explore various possibilities of self expression in relief, screen, intaglio, planographic, mixed media, and monoprint applications. Study is individually focused to enhance personal strengths, interests, and major discipline development objectives. Students are encouraged to balance an appreciation for traditional forms of printmaking with an awareness and investigation of contemporary views, methods and material. 6
ART 673 Graduate Studio /Printmaking Courses provide the facility and means of production to explore various possibilities of self expression in relief, screen, intaglio, planographic, mixed media, and monoprint applications. Study is individually focused to enhance personal strengths, interests, and major discipline development objectives. Students are encouraged to balance an appreciation for traditional forms of printmaking with an awareness and investigation of contemporary views, methods and material. 9
FA 100 Music, Art, and the Contemporary World

Gives students an understanding of music and art as they shape and are shaped by present-day society. (Interdisciplinary)

3
FA 101 Music and Theatre

Offers an introduction to music and theatre in a pervasive study of both art forms as they affect and enhance the quality of life for the student. (Interdisciplinary)

3
FA 102 Sound and Symbol in the Arts

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)

3