Department of Fine Arts

Course Listings

Art History | Ceramics | Digital Media | Drawing | Foundations | Painting
Photography | Printmaking | Sculpture | Special Courses | Summer
Graduate

Art History

101 [H] Introduction to Art 3 For nonmajors. Appreciation of various visual art forms; emphasis on contemporary period.

201 [H] World Art History I 3 Historical survey of art and architecture from prehistory through 1450.

202 [H] World Art History II 3 Historical survey of art and architecture from 1450 to the present.

210 Topics Study Abroad 3 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 6 hours.

301 [G] Arts of Native North America 3 Diversity of visual forms, traditional and contemporary, within changing historical and cultural contexts.

302 [G,M] Arts of Asia 3 Art and architecture of India, China and Japan within their historical, religious and cultural contexts.

303 [H] Modern Art-19th Century 3 Prereq F A 201, 202. Modern art in the early modern period from around the globe.

304 [H] Modern Art-20th Century 3 Prereq F A 201, 202. Modern art in the 20th century.

305 Arts of Ancient Greece and Rome

306 Topics Study Abroad 3

307 Arts of Renaissance Europe

308 [H,M] Women Artists I 3 Middle Ages through the 18th century.

310 [H,M] Women Artists II 3 19th to 20th century.

311 Topics Study Abroad 3

401 Special Topics Art History V 1-6 May be repeated for credit.

403 [M] Modern Theories of Art 3 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 6 hours. Selected topics in 19th and 20th century theories of art.

404 [M] Advanced Non-western Art History 3 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 6 hours. Different topics related to the arts in Africa the Americas, Oceania, and Asia.

405 [M] Contemporary Art: Theory and Practice 3 Contemporary theories of art and how those theories are developed.

408 Art History Thesis

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Ceramics

340 Ceramics 3 (0-6) Prereq F A 103 or 110. Handbuilding processes; glazing; firing.

341 Intermediate Ceramics 3 (0-6) Prereq F A 340. May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 9 hours.

442 Advanced Ceramics 3 (0-6) May be repeated for credit. Prereq F A 341.

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Digital Media

331 Art, Science, and Technology 3 Prereq F A 201, 202. Survey of art's relationship to science and technology from Renaissance to present day; emphasis on historical overview and cultural implications.

332 Introduction to Digital Media - Print and Web 3 (0-6) Prereq F A 102, 103, and 110. Introduction to principles and processes of digital media through print and web based projects; emphasis on theoretical investigations, conceptual development

333 Introduction to Digital Media II - Video and Sound 3 (0-6) Prereq F A 102, 103, and 110. Introduction to principles and processes of digital media through time-based media such as video, sound art, and animation; emphasis on theoretical investigations, conceptual development

337 Experimental Animation 3 (2-2) Digital and analog animation techniques; conceptual development of narrative structures.

433 Print Based Media 3 (0-6) May be repeated for credit. Prereq F A 331, 332. Principles and processes of visual communication in digital print; may include typography, image/text relationships, layout design and book arts.

434 Time Based Media 3 (0-6) May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 6 hours. Prereq F A 331, 332. Principles and processes of video, installation, and sound based art; emphasis on conceptual development of experimental forms.

435 Interactive Media 3 (0-6) Prereq F A 331; F A 332. Interactive possibilities in digital media including web-based projects, installation and physical computing.

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Drawing

110 Drawing 3 (0-6) Composition in pictorial space, visualization of ideas, drawing from life.

111 Figure Drawing 3 (0-6) Prereq F A 102, 110. Introduction to drawing the human figure.

312 Advanced Drawing 3 (0-6) May be repeated for credit. Prereq F A 110. Advanced projects using drawing media and process.

313 Drawing from the Body 3 (0-6) May be repeated for credit. Prereq F A 111. Continuation of F A 111. Contemporary discourse surrounding the body; exploration through the practice of drawing and perfomative actions.

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Foundations

102 Visual Concepts I 3 (0-6) Introduction to visual and conceptual studio art practice through an interdisciplinary approach to two-dimensional space.

103 Visual Concepts II 3 (0-6) Introduction to visual and conceptual studio art practice through an interdisciplinary approach to three-dimensional space.

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Painting

320 Beginning Painting 3 (0-6) F A 102, 110. Introduction to problems in painting; development of composition and color.

321 Intermediate Painting 3 (0-6) May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 9 hours. Prereq F A 320. Problems and ideas in painting.

423 Advanced Painting 3 (0-6) or 6 (0-12) May be repeated for credit. Prereq F A 321, major in fine arts. Continuation of F A 321. Advanced problems in painting. Six credits only with permission of instructor.

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Photography

380 History of Photography 3 Historical survey of photography from its invention to the present; conceptual, cultural, and technical implications of the medium.

381 Beginning Photography 3 (0-6) Prereq F A 102. Digital DSLR used in conjunction with image editing and Digital Assets Management; composition and aesthetic concepts introduced.

382 Intermediate Photography 3 (0-6) May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 9 hours. Prereq F A 381. Expansion of conceptual building with film cameras/historical processes, location and studio lighting, and camera techniques; research and portfolio.

385 Digital Imaging 3 (0-6) May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 9 hours. Prereq F A 332; 381. Intermediate principles and processes of digital imaging including color theory, software, cameras, scanning, color management and output options.

483 Advanced Photography 3 (0-6) or 6 (0-12) May be repeated for credit. Six credits only with permission of instructor. Prereq F A 382, major in F A. Advanced digital imaging and studio; research of historic and contemporary trends; discussion of personal direction; portfolio.

Summer
FA 367: Special Topics—Beginning Photography V 1-6 May be repeated for credit.

FA 368: Special Topics—Foundations in Photography V 1-6 May be repeated for credit.

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Printmaking

370 Introduction to Printmaking 3 (0-6) May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 6 hours. Prereq F A 102. Introduction to the fundamentals of printmaking, incorporating drawing, painting and collage. Fall semester, lithography and monotype; Spring semester, screenprinting.

371 Screenprinting 3 (0-6) Prereq F A 102. Introduction to the basic techniques, processes and history of screenprinting; collage, repetition, multiples, hand-drawn, photo and digital processes.

471 Intermediate and Advanced Printmaking 3 (0-6) May be repeated for credit. Prereq F A 370 or 371. Survey of digital and photo processes for printmaking.

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Sculpture

350 Sculpture 3 (0-6) Prereq F A 103, 110. Composition of form in the three-dimensional space.

351 Intermediate Sculpture 3 (0-6) Prereq F A 350. May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 9 hours.

452 Advanced Sculpture 3 (0-6) or 6 (0-12) May be repeated for credit. Prereq F A 351. Six credits only with permission of instructor.

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Special Courses

490 Gallery Procedures with Museum of Art 3 (0-6) or 6 (0-12) May be repeated credit; cumulative maximum 9 hours. By interview only. Introduction to art museums and galleries, including practicum in exhibition preparation, installation, art handling, collections.

491 Seminar: Advanced Study, Art on Location 3 Travel to art collections in major urban centers; individual student research into how art functions within a major art center.

493 Senior Exhibit 4 (0-8) Prereq certified BFA major. Independent study involving exhibit, written thesis and oral examination working with area coordinator.

495 Fine Arts Internship V 3-12 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 12 hours. Prereq F A 433, 434; major in fine arts. Experience in work-related digital media environments for practical application and experience. S, F grading.

498 [M] Contemporary Issues Seminar 3 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 6 hours. Prereq F A 304. Researchseminar examining current issues confronting art and artists.

499 Special Problems V 1-4 May be repeated for credit. S, F grading.

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Summer

FA 361: Special Topics—Drawing V 1-6 May be repeated for credit.

FA 362: Special Topics—Painting V 1-6 May be repeated for credit.

FA 363: Special Topics—Digital Media V 1-6 May be repeated for credit.

FA 364: Special Topics—Ceramics V 1-6 May be repeated for credit.

FA 365: Special Topics—Sculpture V 1-6 May be repeated for credit.

FA 366: Special Topics—Printmaking V 1-6 May be repeated for credit.

FA 367: Special Topics—Black and White Photography V 1-6 May be repeated for credit.

FA 368: Special Topics—Color Photography V 1-6 May be repeated for credit.

FA 400: Special Topics V 1-6 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 18 hours.

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Graduate Courses

500 Graduate Art History 2 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 6 hours. Prereq 9 hours undergraduate art history.

510 Graduate Drawing 3 (0-6) May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 9 hours.

511 Graduate Drawing 3 (0-6) May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 9 hours.

512 Graduate Drawing 3 (0-6) May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 9 hours.

520 Graduate Painting 3 (0-6) May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 9 hours.

521 Graduate Painting 3 (0-6) May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 9 hours.

522 Graduate Painting 3 (0-6) May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 9 hours.

530 Graduate Digital Media 3 (0-6) May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 9 hours. Application of image/text, electronic drawing, internet projects, multimedia, other aspects of electronic tools.

531 Graduate Digital Media 3 (0-6) May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 9 hours. Advanced research in projects relating to electronic tools.

532 Graduate Digital Media 3 (0-6) May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 9 hours. Exploration of experimental techniques, concepts and studies using electronic technology.

540 Graduate Ceramics 3 (0-6) May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 9 hours.

541 Graduate Ceramics 3 (0-6) May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 9 hours.

542 Graduate Ceramics 3 (0-6) May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 9 hours.

550 Graduate Sculpture 3 (0-6) May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 9 hours.

551 Graduate Sculpture 3 (0-6) May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 9 hours.

552 Graduate Sculpture 3 (0-6) May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 9 hours.

570 Graduate Printmaking 3 (0-6) May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 9 hours.

571 Graduate Printmaking 3 (0-6) May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 9 hours.

572 Graduate Printmaking 3 (0-6) May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 9 hours.

580 Graduate Photography 3 (0-6) May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 9 hours.

581 Graduate Photography 3 (0-6) May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 9 hours.

582 Graduate Photography 3 (0-6) May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 9 hours.

598 Graduate Seminar V 1 or 2 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 6 hours. Topics in contemporary issues, theory, and criticism.

600 Special Projects or Independent Study Variable credit. S, F grading.

700 Master's Research, Thesis, and/or Examination Variable credit. S, F grading.

 

 

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