ART - Visual Arts

College of Performing and Visual Arts

School of Art & Design

ART 121 Intro to Art & Design Studies

This class serves as an exploration of Art studies and development of the portfolio as required for entrance to the School of Art & Design. Students will be introduced to media, concepts, and issues in the various concentrations within the major.

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ART 171 Introduction to Visual Communication Design

Principles and practices in applying computer graphics in art. General computer orientation: hardware/software configuration, peripherals. Students will create electronically generated art graphics. No experience in computer science is required.

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ART 181 Ancient Art History

This is a general survey class of western and Non-western art of Ancient cultures from Paleolithic art to the Byzantine Empire. The emphasis of this survey is on the major movements and civilizations, methods of analysis, historical and cultureal context. (LAC, gtP)

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ART 182 Medieval to Rococo Art History

This is a general survey class of Western and Non-western art from Early Medieval to the Baroque Art. The emphasis of this survey is on the major movements and Civilizations, methods of analysis, historical and cultural context. (LAC, gtP)

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ART 183 Art I

Elements and principles of art. Exploration of the elements of line, shape and color in two-dimensional and three-dimensional design and drawing projects. Experiences in conceptualization and visual problem solving. Majors/Minors only.

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ART 184 Art II

Prerequisite: ART 183. Elements and principles of art. Exploration of the elements of value, space, and texture in two and three dimensional design and drawing projects. Experiences in conceptualization and visual problem solving. Majors/Minors only.

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ART 185 Neoclassic to Modern Art History

A general survey class of Western and Non-western art from Neo-classical Art to Contemporary Art of the 21st Century. The emphasis of this survey is on the major movements and civilizations, methods of analysis, historical and cultural context. (LAC, gtP)

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ART 190 Art Appreciation

Non-majors only. Introduction to further enhance an understanding and appreciation of the functional and expressive nature of architecture, painting, sculpture and the applied arts. (LAC, gtP)

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ART 211 Ceramic Design I

Prerequisites: ART 181, ART 182, ART 183, ART 184, ART 234. Design, construct and fire ceramic forms using several different approaches to hand building and firing. Receive general background in the history of ceramic arts, clays, glazes and methods of firing. Majors/Minors only. Sophomores and above.

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ART 212 Wheel Throwing I

Prerequisites: ART 181, ART 182, ART 183, ART 184, ART 234. Begin throwing on the potter's wheel. Learn techniques of centering, opening and raising clay into basic pottery forms. Majors/Minors only. Sophomores and above.

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ART 221 Fiber Design I

Prerequisites: ART 181, ART 182, ART 183, ART 184, ART 234. A studio course involving several fiber construction processes and fabric surface treatments in two or three dimensions. Majors/Minors only. Sophomores and above.

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ART 223 Weaving

Prerequisites: ART 181, ART 182, ART 183, ART 184, ART 234. Introduction to the fundamentals of loom weaving as an art form, emphasizing applied design problems. Majors/Minors only. Sophomores and above.

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ART 231 Painting I

Prerequisites: ART 181, ART 182, ART 183, ART 184, ART 234. Fundamentals of painting. Materials and techniques in basic procedures of studio painting. Majors/Minors only. Sophomores and above.

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ART 234 Drawing I

Deal in depth with concepts, techniques and materials. Problem areas include composition, content, technical concerns, use of color and a range of material use from traditional to contemporary alternatives. Majors/Minors only.

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ART 248 Introduction to Art Education/Art for the Exceptional Child

Prerequisites: ART 181, ART 182, ART 183, ART 184, ART 234. Introductory practicum experience in art education program. Assigned placements in K-12 classrooms. An overview of the characteristics, needs, and instructional adaptations suitable for teaching visual arts to the exceptional learner. Majors/Minors only. Sophomores or above.

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ART 253 Intaglio Printmaking I

Prerequisites: ART 181, ART 182, ART 183, ART 184, ART 234. Introduction to intaglio printmaking techniques, including drypoint, engraving and etching in black and white. Traditional and experimental approaches are explored. Majors/Minors only. Sophomores and above.

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ART 254 Relief Printmaking I

Prerequisites: ART 181, ART 182, ART 183, ART 184, ART 234. Investigations in relief printmaking media including linoleum cuts, wood cuts, wood engravings, and collographs printed in black and white and in color. Majors/Minors only. Sophomores and above.

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ART 261 Sculpture I

Prerequisites: ART 181, ART 182, ART 183, ART 184, ART 234. Introduction to materials, processes and concepts fundamental to making sculpture. Majors/Minors only. Sophomores and above.

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ART 265 Jewelry

Prerequisites: ART 181, ART 182, ART 183, ART 184, ART 234. Introduction to materials, processes and concepts basic to making jewelry. Majors/Minors only. Sophomores and above.

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ART 270 Graphic Design I

Prerequisites: ART 171, ART 181, ART 182, ART 183, ART 184, ART 234. This survey course introduces students to graphic design as a conceptual and visual discipline.  Emphasis is placed on creative problem solving through a variety of exercises and projects using traditional and digital media.  Majors/ Minors only.  Sophomores or above.

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ART 271 Introduction to Photography

Prerequisites: ART 181, ART 182, ART 183, ART 184, ART 234. This class introduces technical aspects of digital photography, including exposing, editing, processing / image manipulation, printing and finishing techniques. Majors/Minors only. Sophomores or above.

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ART 274 Fundamentals of Black and White Photography

Prerequisite: ART 271. Study principles of black and white photography, including exposing, processing, printing and finishing techniques. Students will learn how developers, fixers and other chemicals affect light sensitive film and paper. Majors/Minors only. Sophomores or above.

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ART 290 Visual Thinking and Visual Images

Explore concepts of visual thinking, communication and the meaning of visual images as icons, signs and symbols. Analyze images and art objects. Learn and apply strategies for visual problem solving. (LAC, gtP)

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ART 308 Workshop in Art

Arts workshops are for the study of specialized areas in art, art education, art history, graphic arts and related fields. Specific workshop content is determined by subtitle. Repeatable, maximum of six credits per subtitle.

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ART 311 Ceramic Design II

Prerequisite: ART 211. Intermediate level design of hand build ceramic forms. An exploration of stoneware, raku and sodium vapor firing processes. Repeatable, maximum of six credits. Majors/Minors only. Sophomores or above.

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ART 312 Wheel Throwing II

Prerequisite: ART 212. Learn to throw more challenging ceramic forms on the potter's wheel. Gain experience in the loading and firing of ceramic kilns. Repeatable, maximum of six credits. Majors/Minors only. Sophomores and above.

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ART 321 Fiber Design II

Prerequisite: ART 221. Continue the study and exploration of fiber construction and fabric surface treatments with emphasis on their design applications. Majors/Minors only. Sophomores and above.

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ART 331 Painting II

Prerequisite: ART 231. Development of individual expression in studio painting and development of mastery of the medium. Majors/Minors only. Sophomores and above.

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ART 333 Life Drawing

Prerequisites: ART 181, ART 182, ART 183, ART 184, ART 234. Fundamentals of life drawing emphasizing proportions, anatomy and aesthetic relationships. Repeatable, maximum of six credits. Majors/Minors only. Sophomores and above.

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ART 345 Clinical Experience I: K-12 Art

Prerequisites:  ART 181, ART 182, ART 183, ART 184, ART 234, EDFE 110, EDFE 120 or EDFE 125 or instructor consent.  Gain practical experience in the classroom with variety of materials, art subject matter and with varying age groups.  Requires classroom observation and participation with weekly seminar.

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ART 351 Collagraphs

Prerequisite: ART 181, ART 182, ART 183, ART 184, and ART 234.  The word collagraph comes from of two words, collage and graphic.  A collagraph plate is made by cutting and pasting textural elements.  This is printed in intaglio/relief method.  Majors and Minors only. Repeatable, may be taken three times.

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ART 353 Intaglio Printmaking II

Prerequisite: ART 253. Continuing investigations in intaglio printmaking techniques, including aquatint and color printing. Individual imagery and technical development are emphasized. Repeatable, maximum of six credits. Majors/Minors only. Sophomores and above.

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ART 356 Monotypes

Prerequisites: ART 181, ART 182, ART 183, ART 184, ART 234. Investigations in techniques of creating monotypes and monoprints (one-of-a-kind printed images). Individual imagery and technical development are emphasized. Repeatable, maximum of six credits. Majors/Minors only. Sophomores and above.

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ART 358 Relief Printmaking II

Prerequisite: ART 254. Investigations in relief printmaking media including linoleum cuts, wood cuts, wood engravings, and collographs printed in black and white and in color. Repeatable, maximum of six credits. Majors/Minors only. Sophomores and above.

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ART 361 Sculpture II

Prerequisite: ART 261. Basic instruction in specific sculptural processes including modeling, casting, welding, fabrication, carving, etc. Repeatable, maximum of six credits. Majors/Minors only. Sophomores and above.

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ART 370 Graphic Design II

Prerequisite: ART 270. The continued study of the conceptual and applied aspects of graphic design. Projects and exercises challenge students to better understand and utilize design strategies, theories and systems. Majors/Minors only. Sophomores and above.

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ART 373 Digital Photography Manipulation

Prerequisite: ART 271. Study principles of localized manipulation and multiple image digital processing techniques. Students will also acquire a working knowledge of post processing that will enable the student to be able understand both the hardware and software involved with digital post processing. Majors/Minors only or by consent of instructor. Sophomores and above.

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ART 376 Typography

Prerequisite: ART 270. Students explore the theoretical, expressive and applied use of typography as an integral part of visual communication. Coursework materials cover the application of typographic formats and systems, along with the history of conventional and emerging design theories. Majors/Minors only. Sophomores and above.

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ART 381 Native Art

Prerequisites: ART 181, ART 182, ART 183, ART 184, ART 234. Study the arts, concepts and culture of tribal societies, particularly African, Oceanic/South Seas and American Indian. Majors/Minors only or by instructor consent. Sophomores and above.

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ART 382 African Art

Prerequisites: ART 181, ART 182, ART 183, ART 184, ART 234. Study in detail the major cultures of Sub-Saharan Africa. Focus will be on their religions, political/social organizations and their arts. Majors/Minors only or by instructor consent. Sophomores and above.

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ART 383 Pre-Columbian Art

Prerequsites: ART 181, ART 182, ART 183, ART 184, ART 234. Study the history and arts of Central America, emphasizing the Olmec, Maya, Mixtec, Zapotec, Aztec and toltec civilizations and related subgroups. Majors/Minors only or by instructor consent. Sophomores and above.

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ART 385 Medieval Art

Prerequisites: ART 181, ART 182, ART 183, ART 184, ART 234. A detailed study of 12th, 13th, and 14th century European art as it relates to medieval philosophy and its cultural context. Majors/Minors only or by instructor consent. Sophomores and above.

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ART 386 Renaissance Art

Prerequisites:  ART 181, ART 182, ART 183, ART 184, ART 234.  Study in detail the humanistic aspects of Renaissance art 1265-1600, including the evolutionary developments of Mannerism and the beginnings of Baroque art.  Majors/Minors only or by instructor consent. Sophomores and above.

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ART 388 Art of the 19th Century

Prerequisite: ART 181 and ART 182. Sophomores or above. This is an in-depth study of the arts from the eighteenth century to the late nineteenth century. The class starts with the late eighteenth century of the Rococo, Neo-Classical and Romanticism, and ending with the Impressionists. The emphasis of the class in on major artistic movements, methods of historical analysis, and historical and cultural contexts of the arts.

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ART 389 Contemporary Art

Prerequisites: ART 181, ART 182, ART 183, ART 184, ART 234. An in-depth study of style characteristics and cultural contexts of modern, late modern and postmodern art. Majors/Minors only or instructor consent. Sophomores and above.

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ART 390 Women Artists

Prerequisites: ART 181, ART 182, ART 183, ART 184, ART 234. Detailed survey of the work of women artists historically omitted in Western art. This course will examine social, political and economic factors affecting women artists from the Middle Ages through today. Majors/Minors only or by instructor consent. Sophomores and above.

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ART 391 Japanese Art

Prerequisites: ART 181, ART 182, ART 183, ART 184, ART 234. Discussions, examination of works of art, and experimentation to lead to a better understanding of the history of Japanese art. Students will be presented with the opportunity to learn about and experience the geography of Japan, the people of Japan, the arts traditions of Japan, and the aesthetic underpinnings of traditional Japanese culture. Majors/Minors only or by instructor consent. Sophomores and above.

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ART 392 Chinese Art History

Prerequisites: ART 181, ART 182, ART 183, ART 184, ART 234. This course uses discussions, examination of works of art, and experimentation so as to lead to a better understanding of the history of Chinese Art. Students will be presented with the opportunity to learn about and experience the geography of China, the people of China, the arts traditions of China, and the aesthetic underpinnings of traditional Chinese culture. Majors/Minors only or by instructor consent. Sophomores and above.

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ART 393 Greek Art

Prerequisites: ART 181, ART 182, ART 183, ART 184, ART 234. This is an in-depth study of Greek Art starting with the civilization in the Aegean Sea through the Hellinestic Period. The emphasis of the class is on major movements/civilizations, methods of analysis, and historical and cultural contexts. Majors/Minors only or by instructor consent. Sophomores and above.

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ART 394 Roman Art

Prerequisites: ART 181, ART 182, ART 183, ART 184, ART 234. This is an in-depth study of Roman Art starting with the Etruscan civilization through Constantine the Great and the Late Roman Empire. The emphasis of the class is on major movements/civilizations, methods of analysis, and historical and cultural contexts. Majors/Minors only or by instructor consent. Sophomores and above.

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ART 396 Art of the 20th Century

Prerequisite: ART 181 and ART 182. Sophomores or above. This course surveys the developments in painting, sculpture, photography, and architecture in Europe and the Americas from the 1880s - 1980s (from the end of Impressionism to Conceptual Art). Critical thinking and writing will be emphasized alongside memorization and classification.

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ART 415 Ceramic Studio

Consent of instructor. Individualized or specialized study on specific topics in ceramics. Repeatable, maximum of nine credits.

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ART 421 Fiber Design

Prerequisite: ART 321. Concentration on an advanced level in a selected process involving fibers. To provide more time for personal design development and expertise. Repeatable, maximum of six credits. Majors/Minors only. Sophomores and above.

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ART 422 Directed Studies in Art

Art Majors only. Individualized investigation under the direct supervision of a faculty member. (Minimum of 37.5 clock hours required per credit hour.) Repeatable, maximum concurrent enrollment is two times.

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ART 423 Weaving

Prerequisite: ART 223. Continue the study of loom weaving, particularly loom-controlled techniques. Repeatable, maximum of six credits. Majors/Minors only. Sophomores and above.

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ART 425 Fibers Studio

Consent of instructor. Individualized or specialized study on specific topics in fibers. Repeatable, maximum of nine credits

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ART 431 Painting III

Prerequisite: ART 331. Continued development of individual expression and mastery of the medium. Emphasis on appropriate use of medium toward creative ends. Majors/Minors only. Sophomores and above. Repeatable, maximum of six credits.

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ART 434 Drawing II

Prerequisites: ART 181, ART 182, ART 183, ART 184, and ART 234. Designed to encourage exploration of a broad variety of sources for drawing images, drawing concepts and thematic interpretation and expression. Designed for advanced drawing students. Repeatable, maximum of six credits. Majors/Minors only. Sophomores or above.

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ART 435 Drawing Studio

Consent of instructor required. Individualized or specialized study on specific topics in drawing. Repeatable, maximum of nine credits.

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ART 436 Painting Studio

Consent of instructor required. Individualized or specialized study on specific topics in painting. Repeatable, maximum of nine credits.

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ART 437 Computer Art

Prerequisites: ART 171, ART 181, ART 182, ART 183, ART 184, ART 234.  Principles and practices for computer application in the visual arts. Create art projects and gain knowledge of trends in computer graphics, digital technology and hardware/software configuration. Majors/Minors only. Sophomores and above.

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ART 438 History of Computer Graphics

Prerequisite: Select one course: ART 171, ART 437, or ART 471. Facts and aspects related to computer applications in arts, graphics, animation, interactivity and www. Analysis of concepts and approaches related to artistic quality and technological solutions in computer graphics.

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ART 439 Computer Graphics Studio

Consent of Instructor. Individualized or specialized study on specific topics related to computer graphics. Repeatable, maximum of nine credits.

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ART 440 Foundations of Art Education

Prerequisites: ART 181, ART 182, ART 183, ART 184, ART 234, and EDFE 110. An in-depth study of the field of art education and pre-professional related areas including: learning theory, aesthetics and psychology. Majors/Minors only or by instructor consent. Juniors and above.

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ART 441 Cultural Studies in the K-12 Curriculum

Prerequisites: EDFE 110, ART 181, ART 182, ART 183, ART 184, ART 234 or instructor consent. The course examines the teaching of art based on local and global cultural contexts including past traditions and current issues.  The course includes experiences in the community, art-making and classroom use of images and stories from a variety of cultures.

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ART 442 Curriculum and Instruction in Art: Studio Strategies

Prerequisites: ART 181, ART 182, ART 183, ART 184, ART 234, EDFE 110. Study curriculum development and art learning activities appropriate for instruction in elementary and secondary art education. Majors/Minors only or by instructor consent. Juniors and above.

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ART 444 Methods of Teaching Art in the Elementary School

Prerequisites: EDFE 110 or EDFE 120 or EDFE 125, 2.75 GPA. The class introduces elements of the visual arts and aesthetics that are applicable to children's learning in the elementary classroom.

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ART 445 Clinical Experience II: K-12 Art

Prerequisite: ART 345. Gain practical experience in the classroom with variety of materials, subject matter and with varying age groups.  Requires observation in public school visual arts classrooms, participation in a variety of classroom experiences including preparing, teaching and assessing a visual arts unit and participation with weekly seminar.

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ART 447 Multimedia in the Arts - Methods and Materials

Prerequisites: ART 181ART 182ART 183ART 184ART 234. Students investigate thematic interpretation of ideas and express them in a variety of systems.  Through conceptual thought & formatting, students will explore an integration of 2D/3D projects. Seniors or above. Repeatable, no limitations.

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ART 455 Printmaking Studio

Consent of instructor required. Individualized or specialized study on specific topic in printmaking. Repeatable, maximum of nine credits.

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ART 460 Sculpture Studio

Prerequisite: ART 361. Self-directed studies in selected sculptural modes or processes. Repeatable, maximum of nine credits.

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ART 464 Jewelry Studio

Prerequisite: ART 265. Consent of instructor required. Individualized or specialized study on specific topic in jewelry. Repeatable, maximum of nine credits.

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ART 465 Advanced Jewelry

Prerequisite: ART 265.  Extension of increasingly skilled and sophisticated techniques/processes in jewelry and metalwork. Repeatable, maximum of six credits. Majors/Minors only. Sophomores and above.

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ART 466 Visual Arts Student Teaching Seminar

Co-requisite: EDFE 444. Prerequisite EDFE 120 or EDFE 125. This seminar provides persons actively involved in the student teaching program in Visual Arts with a support system and pertinent information to assist them during their field experience.

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ART 469 Web Style Design

Prerequisite: ART 270.  This course concentrates on the design, development, implementation of effective web and interactive media applications. Projects emphasize the principles of graphic design, interactivity and usability. Repeatable maximum of six credits. Majors/Minors only. Sophomores and above.

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ART 470 Narrative Design

Prerequisite: ART 376.  Advanced level graphic design course with an emphasis on narrative, multi-page and sequential design. Projects utilize advanced typographic and organizational systems using traditional and digital processes and media.  Majors/Minors only. Sophomores and above.

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ART 471 Computer Graphics

Prerequisites: ART 171, ART 181, ART 182, ART 183, ART 184, ART 234. Exploration of computer graphics discipline by solving problems in computer based communication and visualization of ideas and processes across various disciplines. Presentation of Interdisciplinary concepts as 2-D and 3-D objects.  Majors/Minors only.  Sophomores or above.

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ART 472 Photography Studio

Instructor consent. Individualized or specialized study in photography. Repeatable, maximum of nine credits.

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ART 473 Brand Identity Design

Prerequisite: ART 376.  Advanced studio course focusing on the visual expression of branding and identity systems. Students use contemporary design analysis, research and creative strategy techniques, develop comprehensive branding and marketing campaigns, and execute quality presentations. Repeatable, maximum of six credits.  Majors/Minors only.  Sophomores or above.

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ART 474 Graphic Studio

Consent of instructor. Individualized or specialized study on specific topics in graphics. Repeatable, maximum of nine credits.

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ART 476 Advanced Black and White Photography

Prerequisite: ART 274.  Learn advanced concepts and practices of black and white film photography. Techniques also include controlling a large format camera, close-up/macro photography, processing sheet film, calibrating the film/paper system for the individual, printing on fiber based paper and toning prints. Majors/Minors only. Sophomores and above.

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ART 477 Photographic Illustration and Lighting Techniques

Prerequisites: ART 271, ART 373, and ART 476. Learn advanced principles and practices of studio and location lighting. Learn the elements of studio lighting for both tabletop product and portrait photography. Study principles of light and lighting, including qualities of light, surface/material qualities, light modification, and lighting patterns. Majors/Minors only. Sophomores and above.

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ART 478 Alternative Photographic Expression

Prerequisites: ART 271, ART 373, and ART 476. Explore non-traditional methods of photographic technique. This class facilitates the use of alternative cameras/lenses, alternative/non-silver processes, and creative presentation techniques. An advanced level photography course that requires experience with black and white processing and large format cameras. Experience in other art mediums can be helpful. Majors/Minors only. Sophomore and above.

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ART 492 Internship in Art

Senior Art majors only or consent of instructor. Supervised professional activity in major field of study. Must spend a minimum of 30 clock hours per credit hour. Repeatable, up to nine credits.

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