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 177 Creative Photography

Non-majors only. This course is designed for students who are not art majors/ minors, but have interest in photography as a creative medium. Basic Camera types and functions, creative photographic techniques, photography apps, software and visual literacy will be introduced.

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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 2D Design

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.

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ART 184 3D Design

Exploration of the elements of line, shape, color, value, space and texture in 3D spatial design. Experiences with materials, methods, conceptualization, ideation, visual problem solving and evaluation.

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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. Sophomores or above. 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. 

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ART 212 Wheel Throwing I

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

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ART 221 Fiber Design I

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

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ART 223 Weaving

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

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ART 231 Painting I

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

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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.

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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. Sophomores or above. 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.

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ART 253 Intaglio Printmaking I

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

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ART 254 Relief Printmaking I

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

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ART 261 Sculpture I

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

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ART 265 Jewelry

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

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ART 270 Graphic Design I

Prerequisites: ART 171, ART 181, ART 182, ART 183, ART 184, ART 234. Sophomores or above. 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. 

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ART 271 Introduction to Photography

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

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ART 274 Fundamentals of Black and White Photography

Prerequisite: ART 271. Sophomores or above. 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.

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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 301 The Working Artist: Preparation

Prerequisites: ART 181, ART 182, ART 183, ART 184, ART 234, and PVA 210. This course prepares the visual art student for a career as a commercial or working fine artist. Areas to be researched include identity and presentation, an introduction to professional structures, and innovative pathways for the professional artist. Students will examine their professional goals, and how to navigate the creative process and the unique challenges of being a professional artist.

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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. Sophomores or above. Intermediate level design of hand build ceramic forms. An exploration of stoneware, raku and sodium vapor firing processes. Repeatable, maximum of six credits.

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ART 312 Wheel Throwing II

Prerequisite: ART 212. Sophomores or above. 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.

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ART 321 Fiber Design II

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

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ART 331 Painting II

Prerequisite: ART 231. Sophomores or above. Development of individual expression in studio painting and development of mastery of the medium.

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ART 333 Life Drawing

Prerequisite: ART 181, ART 182, ART 183, ART 184, ART 234. Sophomores or above. Fundamentals of life drawing emphasizing proportions, anatomy and aesthetic relationships. Repeatable, maximum of six credits.

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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.

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ART 353 Intaglio Printmaking II

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

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ART 356 Monotypes

Prerequisite: ART 181, ART 182, ART 183, ART 184, ART 234. Sophomores or above. Investigation 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.

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ART 358 Relief Printmaking II

Prerequisite: ART 254. Sophomores or above. 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.

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ART 361 Sculpture II

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

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ART 370 Graphic Design II

Prerequisite: ART 270. Sophomores or above. 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.

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ART 373 Digital Photography Manipulation

Prerequisite: ART 270. Sophomores or above. 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.

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ART 376 Typography

Prerequisite: ART 270. Sophomores or above. 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.

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ART 381 Native Art

Sophomores or above. Study the arts, concepts and culture of tribal societies, particularly African, Oceanic/South Seas and American Indian.

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ART 382 African Art

Sophomores or above. Study in detail the major cultures of Sub-Saharan Africa. Focus will be on their religions, political/social organizations and their arts.

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ART 383 Pre-Columbian Art

Sophomore or above. Study the history and arts of Central America, emphasizing the Olmec, Maya, Mixtec, Zapotec, Aztec and toltec civilizations and related subgroups.

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ART 385 Medieval Art

Sophomores or above. A detailed study of 12th, 13th, and 14th century European art as it related to medieval philosophy and its cultural context.

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ART 386 Renaissance Art

Sophomores or above. Study in detail the humanistic aspects of Renaissance art 1265-1600, including the evolutionary developments of Mannerism and the beginnings of Baroque art.

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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

Sophomores or above. An in-depth study of style characteristics and cultural contexts of modern, late modern and postmodern art.

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ART 390 Women Artists

Sophomores or above. Detailed survey of the work of women artists historically omitted in Western art. This course will examine social, political and economical factors affecting women artists from the Middle Ages through today.

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ART 391 Japanese Art

Sophomores or above. 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.

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ART 392 Chinese Art History

Sophomores or above. 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.

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ART 393 Greek Art

Sophomores or above. 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.

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ART 394 Roman Art

Sophomores or above. 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.

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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 401 The Working Artist: Practicum

Prerequisites: ART 181, ART 182, ART 183, ART 184, ART 234, and PVA 210. This course provides the visual art student with practical experience toward the goal of becoming a commercial or working fine artist. Areas of research include: developing an identity, website development, professional portfolio development, legal structures, copyright and intellectual property laws, marketing and advertising, and networking through professional/group associations.

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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. Sophomores or above. 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.

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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. Sophomores or above. Continue the study of loom weaving, particularly loom-controlled techniques. Repeatable, maximum of six credits.

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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. Sophomores or above. Continued development of individual expression and mastery of the medium. Emphasis on appropriate use of medium toward creative ends.  Repeatable, maximum of six credits.

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ART 434 Drawing II

Prerequisite:  ART 181, ART 182, ART 183, ART 184, and ART 234. Sophomores or above. 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.

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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

Prerequisite:  ART 171, ART 181, ART 182, ART 183, ART 184, and ART 234. Sophomores or above. 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.

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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

Prerequisite: ART 181, ART 182, ART 183, ART 184, ART 234, and EDFE 110. Juniors or above. An in-depth study of the field of art education and pre-professional related areas including: learning theory, aesthetics and psychology.

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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. Juniors or above. Study curriculum development and art learning activities appropriate for instruction in elementary and secondary art education.

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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. Sophomores or above. Extension of increasingly skilled and sophisticated techniques/processes in jewelry and metalwork. Repeatable, maximum of six credits.

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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 Interactive Design

Prerequisite: ART 270. Sophomores or above. 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.

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ART 470 Narrative Design

Prerequisite: ART 376.  Sophomores or above. 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. 

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ART 471 Computer Graphics

Prerequisite: ART 171, ART 181, ART 182, ART 183, ART 184, ART 234. Sophomores or above. 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.

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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. Sophomore or above. 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.

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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. Sophomores or above. 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.

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ART 477 Photographic Illustration and Lighting Techniques

Prerequisites:  ART 271, ART 373, and ART 476. Sophomores or above. 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.

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ART 478 Alternative Photographic Expression

Prerequisites: ART 271, ART 373, and ART 476. Sophomores or above. 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.

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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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