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STUDIO ART (ARS)
 
ARS 101 Art Appreciation 3 cr
A broad introduction to the nature, vocabulary, and media of the visual arts of drawing, painting, prints, the camera arts, graphic design, sculpture, crafts, and architecture. Fee. Core Course.
 
ARS 121 Perceptual Drawing I 3 cr
An introductory course with emphasis on the development of drawing skills to realistically represent natural and manmade forms using dry drawing media. Fee.
 
ARS 122 Perceptual Drawing II 3 cr
A continuation of ARS 121 using wet and mixed drawing media. Prerequisite: ARS 121. Fee.
 
ARS 123 Two-Dimensional Design 3 cr
The study and application of art elements and principles of perception, for the purpose of increasing the student’s skill in communicating visually with paints and other two-dimensional media. Fee.
 
ARS 124 Three-Dimensional Design 3 cr
A study and application of art principles to three-dimensional problems. Fee.
 
ARS 222 Figure Drawing I 3 cr
A study of the human figure using various drawing (dry) media. Prerequisites: ARS 122, ARS 123. Fee.
 
ARS 225 Conceptual Drawing I 3 cr
An introduction to the developmental process of drawing as an art form using various subject matter and drawing media. Prerequisites: ARS 122, ARS 123. Fee.
 
ARS 231 Painting I 3 cr
An introduction to the techniques and concepts of oil painting using various subject matter. Prerequisites: ARS 122, ARS 123. Fee.
 
ARS 232 Painting II 3 cr
A continuation of ARS 231 with an emphasis on color, composition and technical facility in oil paint. Prerequisites: ARS 122, ARS 123. Fee.
 
ARS 241 Introduction to Ceramics 3 cr
Introduction to the exploration of basic hand building and wheel techniques of working with clay. Included will be basic design considerations for traditional pottery forms as well as simple sculptural forms. There will be exposure to techniques in glazing and basic firing. Fee.
 
ARS 251 Intaglio and Lithography 3 cr
Fundamentals of making intaglio and lithograph prints. Basic processes and use of drawing and design skills are stressed. Prerequisites: ARS 121, ARS 122,
ARS 123. Fee.
 
ARS 252 Relief and Screen Printing 3 cr
Fundamentals of making woodcuts and other types of relief prints. Emphasis on basic processes and techniques and applying drawing and design skills. Prerequisites: ARS 122, ARS 123. Fee.
 
ARS 261 Sculpture I 3 cr
A basic course with additive sculpture materials dealing with problems of mass, volume, and form. Prerequisites: ARS 122 and ARS 124. Fee.
 
ARS 262 Sculpture II 3 cr
An introduction to basic metal fabrication, including cutting, brazing, and welding both ferrous and non-ferrous materials. Prerequisite: ARS 261. Fee.
 
ARS 271 Introduction to Graphic Design 3 cr
An introduction to skills and techniques used in graphic design, problems in visual priorities, and use of selected materials. Prerequisites: ARS 122, ARS 123. Fee.
 
ARS 272 Typography 3 cr
This class will examine typography as a visual communications tool. Students will explore issues within type and image. Prerequisite: ARS 271. Fee.
 
ARS 273 Basic Desktop Publishing (C) 3 cr
An introductory course on the fundamentals of using the Macintosh interface and basic instruction with desktop-publishing software for graphic design applications. Prerequisite: ARS 271 or concurrent enrollment in ARS 271. Fee.
 
ARS 281 Intro to Photography 3 cr
An introduction to the technical and aesthetic aspects of photography. Investigation of picture making problems and control of photographic media. Involves the use of color transparency materials and an introduction to black and white processing and enlarging. Students must have 35 mm single lens reflex cameras capable of being operated in the manual exposure mode. Fee.
 
ARS 290 Special Topics 3-6 cr
A lower level studio, lecture, or seminar course treating a special medium, subject, or theme, as announced. This course may be repeated when the topic varies, for a maximum of six credit hours. Prerequisite: As announced. Fee
 
ARS 322 Figure Drawing II 3 cr
Further study of the human figure using various drawing (wet and dry) media. Prerequisite: ARS 222. Fee.
 
ARS 325 Conceptual Drawing II 3 cr
A continuation of ARS 225 with emphasis on exploration of concepts found in Cubism, Surrealism, Abstract Expressionism, and Photo realism. Prerequisite: ARS 225. Fee.  
 
ARS 331 Painting III 3-12 cr
A continuation of ARS 231 and 232 with emphasis on conceptual exploration in oil and/or water media paint. May be repeated for a maximum of 12 hours. Prerequisites: ARS 231, ARS 232. Fee.  
 
ARS 341 Intermediate Ceramics 3-9 cr
A continuation of ARS 241 with emphasis on hand-building or wheel techniques. May be repeated for a total of nine semester hours credit. Prerequisites: ARS 122, ARS 124, ARS 241. Fee.
 
ARS 351 Intermediate Printmaking 3-12 cr
Further work in making prints. Students may work in one or more of the following print media: intaglio, lithography, relief printing, screen printing. The course may be repeated for a maximum of 12 semester hours. Prerequisites: ARS 251, ARS 252. Fee.
 
ARH 361 Sculpture III 3-6 cr
An introduction to direct carving processes with wood and stone. This course may be repeated for a total of six semester hours credit. Prerequisite: ARS 262. Fee
 
ARS 362 Intermediate Sculpture IV 3-6 cr
Advanced mold making techniques. This course may be repeated for a total of six semester hours credit. Prerequisite: ARS 361. Fee.
 
ARS 372 Graphic Design Production 3 cr
Design, typography, page layout, paper selection, prepress techniques and the preparation of art for reproduction using both traditional and digital means. Prerequisites: ARS 272, ARS 273. Fee.
 
ARS 373 Graphic Design I 3 cr
An intermediate course developing design skills used in the production of printed materials for visual communications with an emphasis on logos, letterheads, brochures, and posters. Prerequisites: ARS 272, ARS 273. Fee.
 
ARS 374 Graphic Design II 3 cr
An intermediate course developing design skills used in the production of printed materials for visual communications with an emphasis on newsletters, magazines, and newspaper graphics. Prerequisite: ARS 373. Fee.
 
ARS 375 Digital Graphic Design 3 cr
An advanced level course utilizing computers to produce graphic design work for printed and digital media. Prerequisite: ARS 373 or concurrent enrollment in ARS 273. Fee.
 
ARS 376 Illustration 3 cr
Conceptual approaches, materials and techniques used to solve problems in illustration, emphasizing developing rendering skills. Prerequisites: ARS 271 and a 200-level drawing course. Fee.
 
ARS 381 Intermediate Photo I 3 cr
This course is designed to allow you to begin to communicate your own vision and artistic voice. This course is intended to take your technical skills to the next level, by reading, writing and thinking about photography.
Prerequisite: ARS 281. Fee.
ARS 382 Intermediate Photo II 3 cr
The three main objectives of this course are to further your knowledge of fine art photography, learn how to conceptualize ideas through the medium of photography, and to treat photography primarily as a creative medium for discussing personal, political, and social concerns. Since photography is tied to many technical processes, these concerns will also be acknowledged in this class. Prerequisites: ARS 281, ARS 381. Fee.
 
ARS 387 Digital Silver Photography 3 cr
This studio course examines the intersecting theories and practices of photography with digital cameras and computer imaging. Prerequisites: ARS 271, ARS 281, ARS 381, ARS 382. Fee.
 
ARS 396 Professional Practices for the Artist (W) 3 cr
A workshop to prepare the student for employment, graduate school, or a professional career in the visual arts. Prerequisite: Junior standing. Fee.
 
ARS 422 Figure Drawing III 3 cr
Individual problems with the human figure as subject, emphasizing concept, composition and media. Prerequisite: ARS 322. Fee.
 
ARS 425 Conceptual Drawing III 3 cr
A continuation of ARS 325 with emphasis on exploration of personal concepts. Prerequisite: ARS 325. Fee.
 
ARS 431 Painting IV 3-6 cr
A continuation of ARS 331 with emphasis on personal development of conceptual approaches in oil and/or water media paintings. Students with Primary Concentrations in Painting will use this course to prepare for thesis. This course may be repeated for a total of six semester hours credit. Prerequisites: Six hours of ARS 331. Fee.
 
ARS 441 Advanced Ceramics 3-12 cr
A continuation of ARS 341 with emphasis on hand-building or wheel processes. May be repeated for a total of 12 semester hours credit. Prerequisites: 9 hours of ARS 341. Fee.
 
ARS 451 Advanced Printmaking 3-6 cr
A continuation of ARS 351 with emphasis on each student’s developing and refining an individual approach to creative work. For students with a Primary Concentration in Printmaking, this course is preparation for Thesis. Prerequisites: Six hours of ARS 351. Fee.
 
ARS 461 Sculpture V 3-6 cr
Experimental work with synthetic materials. This course may be repeated for a total of six semester hours credit. Prerequisites: ARS 362, a declared Primary Concentration in Sculpture, and permission of the instructor. Fee.
 
ARS 472 Senior Graphic Design 3 cr
A workshop for students to carry designs from initial concept through to finished pieces. Emphasis on creating a body of work of professional quality. Prerequisites: ARS 374, ARS 375. Fee.
 
ARS 479 Selected Problems in Graphic Design 3 cr
Design projects investigating selected problems of visual communication; individual and group critiques and presentations. Prerequisite: Senior standing in Graphic Design. Fee.
 
ARS 481 Advanced Photography 3 cr
This course will strive to help further develop each student's artistic strength in their use of the photographic medium. Each student will be required to write a statement explaining the body of work that they will create and what particular processes they might be interested in exploring. Prerequisites: ARS 281, ARS 381, ARS 382. Fee.
 
ARS 483 Color Photography 3 cr
This is an introduction to color photography. The goals are to become familiar with all aspects of color photography including, film selection, procession, printing, theory, and criticism. Prerequisites: ARS 281, ARS 381, ARS 382. Fee.
ARS 485 Alternative Photographic Processes 3 cr
This is an advanced studio art course designed for students with a background in photography (primary B&W) who want to expand their image making vocabulary through the use of early photographic techniques. Prerequisites: ARS 281, ARS 381, ARS 382. Fee.
ARS 487 Photo Bookmaking 3 cr
This class will focus on the design and construction of artist books. We will be exploring structure and form and how they support and influence the content of a book. Prerequisites: ARS 281, ARS 381, ARS 382. Fee.
 
ARS 488 Graphic Design Portfolio and Presentation 3 cr
Preparation of a portfolio of professional quality and the presentation and evaluation of that portfolio to a faculty committee. Committee approval needed to pass the course. Prerequisites: Completion of the Graphic Design concentration and acceptance in the BFA program. Fee.
 
ARS 490 Special Topics 3-6 cr
An advanced studio, lecture, or seminar course treating a special medium, subject, or theme, as announced. This course may be repeated when the topic varies, for a maximum of six credit hours. Prerequisites: Senior standing and permission of the instructor.
 
ARS 494 Directed Studies 3-6 cr
Independent work in approved studio medium or topic under the direction of a studio faculty member. May be repeated for a maximum of six credits. Prerequisites: As announced, senior standing, and permission of the instructor. Fee.
 
ARS 496 Professional Studies: Internship 3 cr
Students intern in specialized area of interest. Written report required. Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing.
 
ARS 498 Senior Thesis 6 cr
An independent project of creative work in the area of the Primary Concentration or one or more Secondary Concentrations, with the guidance of one to three faculty advisors. The student is required to work at least 18 hours a week in the studio. The thesis must be publicly exhibited. It will be graded by the entire full-time Visual Arts faculty.
 
ARS 499 Honors Senior Thesis 3 cr
Honors student, the first semester, will identify and carry out independent scholarly research on a topic with the guidance of a faculty member. The second semester, the student will produce a body of work that incorporates and exemplifies the ideas explored in the research paper. The paper will be concluded with a formal presentation to the Visual Arts faculty. The Honors project will be graded by a three-member faculty committee, chaired by the mentor. This course is to be taken as two sequential, three-credit course units.
 
ARS 520 Graduate Drawing 3-9 cr
Intensive course in drawing as both a set of skills and as a creative medium of expression. May be repeated for a total of nine credit hours. Prerequisites: ARS 422 or 425 or bachelor's degree in art or art education. Fee.
 
ARS 530 Graduate Painting 3-9 cr
Intensive course in painting with traditional or contemporary media, subjects, and concepts. May be repeated for a total of nine credit hours. Prerequisite: ARS 431 or bachelor’s degree in art or art education. Fee.
 
ARS 540 Graduate Ceramics 3-9 cr
A study of clay as a creative medium of expression. Problems of form, volume, space, texture, decoration, and function will be investigated in their relation to selected ceramic processes and building techniques. May be repeated for total of nine credit hours. Prerequisite: ARS 441 or bachelor’s degree in art or art education. Fee.
 
ARS 550 Graduate Printmaking 3-9 cr
Intensive investigation of visual, expressive, or technical problems in one or more printmaking media. May be repeated for a total of nine credit hours. Prerequisite: ARS 451 or bachelor’s degree in art or art education. Fee.
 
ARS 560 Graduate Sculpture 3-9 cr
Intensive investigation of problems of mass, volume, form and space using one or more sculptural media. May be repeated for a total of nine credit hours. Prerequisite: ARS 461 or bachelor’s degree in art or art education. Fee.
 
ARS 590 Special Topics 3-9 cr

A graduate course treating a special medium, subject, or theme, as announced. May be repeated twice when content varies, for a maximum of nine credit hours. Prerequisites: Thirty-two hours in Studio Art or a bachelor’s degree in art or art education. Fee.

 

 
 

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