School of Humanities and Sciences

Art Courses

Studio courses are arranged to give students twice as many studio hours as credits.

ART 12000 - Two-Dimensional Design 3B FA LA

A course dealing with fundamentals of design on a flat surface and providing perceptual, as well as technical, understanding of formal elements employed in producing works of art. 3 credits. (F-S,Y)

ART 12100 - Three-Dimensional Design 3B FA LA

An introduction to the creative work process and decision making as related to the creation of three-dimensional art. Deals with basic design concepts as they relate to the realization and fabrication of three-dimensional design. 3 credits. (S,Y)

ART 13000 - Introduction to Drawing 3B FA LA

Training in perception and the imagination as they relate to drawing. Exploration of several drawing media. 3 credits. (F-S,Y)

ART 14000 - Introduction to Painting 3B FA LA

A studio course in creative painting. Methods and materials of painting, basics of color, composition, form, and space organization. 3 credits. (F-S,Y)

ART 15000 - Introduction to Sculpture 3B FA LA

Introductory studio course in creative sculpture. Methods and materials of sculpture; basic concepts of form, mass, and space in sculpture. 3 credits. (F-S,Y)

ART 15400 - Printmaking—Intaglio/Relief 3B FA LA

Workshop techniques in woodcuts and intaglio processes. 3 credits. (F-S,Y)

ART 22000 - Intermediate Drawing 3B FA LA

Using work begun in ART 13000 Introduction to Drawing, this course expands into areas of drawing as an entity in itself. Continuations, refinements, and techniques, as well as an in-depth examination of varied aspects of drawing as a major art form. Prerequisites: ART 13000. 3 credits. (F-S,Y)

ART 22100 - Figure Drawing FA LA

Consists of time-honored methods of developing drawing skills by working with the human form. Problems dealing with anatomy, movement, mass, volume, shading, and composition are covered. Prerequisites: One introductory art course. 3 credits. (F-S,Y)

ART 23000 - Intermediate Painting 3B FA LA

Studio course continuing the experience of creative painting. Development of awareness of problems of form, space, color, and content; painting techniques; and studies from nature and objects, as well as nonfigurative approaches. Prerequisites: ART 14000. 3 credits. (F-S,Y)

ART 25000 - Intermediate Sculpture 3B FA LA

Intermediate studio course in creative sculpture. Further development of concepts of form, mass, space, and content in sculpture. Traditional and nontraditional media and techniques are explored. Prerequisites: ART 15000. 3 credits. (F-S,Y)

ART 25500 - Printmaking—Silk Screen FA LA

An introduction to serigraphy (silk-screen) processes. Learning technical processes and their use in relationship to the philosophy of drawing and painting. Setting up problems specifically dealing with the nature of serigraphy, including photo silk screen, gels, and film. Some processes are computer generated. Prerequisites: One introductory art course. 3 credits. (F,Y)

ART 25600 - Printmaking—Lithography 3B FA LA

An introduction to planeographic (lithography) processes. Learning technical processes and their use in relationship to the philosophy of drawing and painting. Setting up problems specifically dealing with the nature of lithography and dealing with them using the techniques of litho stones, litho plates, and photographic litho plates. Prerequisites: One introductory art course. 3 credits. (S,Y)

ART 27000 - Book Design 3B FA LA

An introduction to designing and constructing the book as an art form. Prerequisites: One introductory art course. 3 credits. (S,Y)

ART 32000 - Advanced Drawing FA LA

Study toward a high level of drawing proficiency. Drawing from the figure. Exploratory and definitive compositional drawing, figurative and nonfigurative. Prerequisites: ART 13000; ART 22000 or ART 22100. 3 credits. (F-S,Y)

ART 34000 - Advanced Painting FA LA

Advanced problems in painting, with an emphasis placed on the creation of individual work. Aims to develop a personal aesthetic in painting. Prerequisites: ART 14000; ART 23000. 3 credits. (F-S,Y)

ART 35000 - Advanced Sculpture FA LA

Advanced problems in sculpture, with an emphasis placed on individual expression. Aims at technical competence and the development of a personal aesthetic. Prerequisites: ART 15000; ART 25000. 3 credits. (F-S,Y)

ART 38000 - Computer Art and Animation FA LA

An introduction to the creative use of computers as fine-arts tools, building on techniques and concepts developed in traditional two-dimensional studio coursework. This course addresses both the technical and conceptual issues of artists working with this new technology through problems specifically related to computer painting, printmaking, and animation. Prerequisites: Three studio art courses. 3 credits. (F-S,Y)

ART 39900 - Independent Study: Art LA

Advanced projects under specifically directed tutelage. Projects to be arranged between instructor and students. Offered on demand only. Prerequisites: Introductory courses or permission of instructor. 1-4 credits.

ART 49000 - Senior Project LA

A directed project under advisement of the faculty in the student's major area (painting, printmaking, sculpture). The aim is to develop a body of work demonstrating creative initiative. Required of B.F.A. art majors. Prerequisites: Completion of 24 credits in art; senior standing; permission of instructor. 3 credits. (F-S,Y)

ART 49100 - Senior Project LA

A directed project under advisement of the faculty in the student's major area (painting, printmaking, sculpture). The aim is to develop a body of work demonstrating creative initiative. Required of B.F.A. art majors. Prerequisites: Completion of 24 credits in art; senior standing; permission of instructor. 3 credits. (F-S,Y)

ART 49500 - Art Internship NLA

An opportunity for students to gain practical experience in a variety of art-related activities that are directly involved in the creation of visual art. A faculty member from the art department as well as a mentor from the sponsoring agency supervises the internship. Internships are arranged on an individual basis and must be approved by the chair of the art department. Prerequisites: Permission of instructor/mentor; three art courses; junior or senior standing. 1-4 credits. (IRR)

ART 49900 - Independent Study: Art LA
ART 49901 - Independent Study: Art LA

Advanced projects for seniors under specifically directed tutelage. Projects to be arranged between instructor and student. Offered on demand only. Prerequisites: Introductory courses or permission of instructor. 1-4 credits.