Offered by Department of Art and Art History
College of Fine Arts and Humanities

ART Courses

ART 100GS - Art Structure - 3 hours
Prereq: none
The purpose of this course is to provide the student with a basic visual literacy in the visual arts. Through hands-on application, the visual elements and organizational principles of design will be considered and explored in conjunction with significant styles from the history of art. (Materials fee $10.00)
ART 102 - Drawing I - 3 hours
Prereq: none
Fundamental training in the elements of composition and drawing. Work in a variety of drawing media. Two hours consecutively. (Materials fee $25.00)
ART 118 - Color and Design - 3 hours
Prereq: none
Study of basic art elements and principles. Practical experience in art as applied to everyday life. Recommended for students wanting fundamental art training. (Materials fee $10.00)
ART 120GS - Art Appreciation - 3 hours
Prereq: none
The purpose of this course is to provide the student with a basic visual literacy in the visual arts (including architecture, digital art, drawing, graphic design, installation, motion pictures, painting, performance art, photography, printmaking, and sculpture). This course is designed to promote and develop a sensitive awareness of the visual arts, their inherent aesthetic value, and their relationships with other disciplines. At the same time, students will gain an understanding of how images are used for advertising, propaganda, as well as to create a sense of cultural or spiritual identity.
ART 121GS - Artistic Freedom, Censorship and Controversy in a Democratic Society - 3 hours
Prereq: none
This course will examine the roles visual artists play in democratic societies. Five basic areas will be explored: 1) What is Censorship?, 2) Government Sponsorship of the Arts - Yes or No?, 3) Non-Democratic Viewpoints on the Visual Arts, 4) Historic Controversies in the Visual Arts, and 5) Contemporary Controversies in the Visual Arts.
ART 188GS - General Studies Portal - 3 hours
Prereq: freshman or sophomore standing
Students analyze critical issues confronting individuals and society in a global context as they pertain to the discipline in which the Portal course is taught. The Portal is intended to help students succeed in their university education by being mentored in process of thinking critically about important ideas and articulating their own conclusions. Students may take the Portal in any discipline, irrespective of their major or minor. Satisfies the General Studies Portal course requirement. Students may take their Portal course in any discipline. Students who transfer 24 or more hours of General Studies credit to UNK are exempt from taking a portal course.
ART 202 - Drawing II - 3 hours
Prereq: ART 102
Reinforcement of concepts studied in Drawing I introduction of abstraction, color, and problems of visualization will be studied. Two hours consecutively. (Materials fee $25.00)
ART 214 - Painting I - 3 hours
Prereq: ART 102 and ART 118
This class introduces the student to processes and techniques common to oil and acrylic painting. The formal aspects of painting as well as content are examined. (Materials fee of $20.00)
ART 216 - Water Based Media - 3 hours
Prereq: ART 102 and ART 118
Instruction in water based transparent and opaque mediums including watercolor, acrylic and goache. Emphasis on technique and originality. This course will serve as a prerequisite for Painting II. (Materials fee of $30.00)
ART 218 - Introduction to Graphic Design - 3 hours
Prereq: ART 118
An introduction to basic design processes and communication principles. Emphasis involves the study, research, and evaluation of different methods to produce simple and functional 2D and 3D graphic translations. (Majors: graphic package required.) (Fee of $20.00)
ART 221 - Art History Survey I - 3 hours
Prereq: none
Introduction to basic concepts and styles in the history of Western art from prehistory to the sixteenth century, including the Italian Renaissance. The arts are related to their cultural context.
ART 222 - Art History Survey II - 3 hours
Prereq: none
This course is a continuation of Survey I beginning with the Northern Renaissance to the present with an emphasis on art as a reflection of the social and cultural developments of man.
ART 228 - Creative Photography - 3 hours
Prereq: none
Instruction in the photographic medium, its background and meaning today in the art world. Introduction to the history of photography with emphasis on the contemporary creative approach today. Methods of use of the camera, film processing and enlarging. Emphasis on the creative process. Students must furnish camera, film and paper. (Materials fee of $25.00)
ART 230 - Ceramics I - 3 hours
Prereq: none
This course is intended to introduce the student to the materials, processes and techniques of studio ceramics. Basic handbuilding and wheel throwing techniques are introduced as well as fundamental glazing and firing techniques. Emphasis is placed on craftsmanship and personal creativity. All basic clays and glaze chemicals are provided with the exception of specialized tools, specialized protective clothing and specialized glaze chemicals. (Materials fee of $80.00)
ART 235A - Printmaking I - Intaglio and Relief - 3 hours
Prereq: ART 102 and ART 118
Fundamental printmaking problems dealing with the various creative printmaking processes, including relief printing, intaglio, lithography, monoprint, and drypoint. (Materials fee of $90.00)
ART 235B - Printmaking I - Silkscreen - 3 hours
Prereq: ART 102 and ART 118
Fundamental printmaking problems dealing with the various techniques and methods of silkscreen, including hand drawn and photo emulsion processes.
ART 244 - Glass I - 3 hours
Prereq: none
This beginning course in creative glass making will focus on the off-hand glassblowing techniques of molten glass. From this basic process endless variations of vessels, paper-weights and sculptural concepts can be created. Elementary concepts of sandblasting, etching, casting and slumping will be introduced. (Materials fee of $100.00)
ART 246 - Sculpture I - 3 hours
Prereq: none
This course is an introduction to several basic sculpture media, processes and techniques. It will survey additive (clay manipulation), subtractive (carving), assemblage (construction) and substitution (casting) processes. Originality of concepts and craftsmanship of techniques are stressed. (Materials fee $100.00)
ART 252 - Life Drawing - 3 hours
Prereq: ART 202*
Development of understanding of form through drawing from models in various media. Three hours consecutively. (Materials fee of $55.00)
ART 275 - Cultural Studies Through Art - 3-6 hours
Prereq: none
The study of the visual arts and culture of a region or country through travel and research.
ART 301 - Typography I - 3 hours
Prereq: ART 218* and ART 305*
Take concurrently with ART 305. Emphasis involves the study, research and exploration of the fundamentals of typography and typographic design through creative and functional investigations. (Lab fee $35.00)
ART 301M - Typography I - 3 hours
Prereq: none
For Multimedia students. Emphasis involves the study, research and exploration of the fundamentals of typography and typographic design through creative and functional investigations. (Lab fee $35.00)
ART 303 - History of Renaissance Art - 3 hours
Prereq: ART 222
Study of works of art from the early and late Renaissance in Italy and Northern Europe.
ART 304 - Computer Animation I - 3 hours
Prereq: ART 305*
Introduces the art of making inanimate objects appear to be alive through the technique of sequential drawings presented on film/video. Includes creating a unique character and preparing it for copyright, animating the character and constructing a storyboard using the character.
ART 305 - Computers and Design - 3 hours
Prereq: ART 218*
Take concurrently with ART 301 and ART 318. An introduction and intermediate exploration of computer hardware operations and software procedures necessary for contemporary graphic design. Emphasis involves electronic word processing, page layout, illustration, image generation and hardware proficiency.
ART 305M - Computers and Design - 3 hours
Prereq: none
For Multimedia students. An introduction and intermediate exploration of computer hardware operations and software procedures necessary for contemporary graphic design. Emphasis involves electronic word processing, page layout, illustration, image generation and hardware proficiency.
ART 306 - Life Drawing II - 3 hours
Prereq: ART 252*
Further development of understanding of form through drawing from models in various media with the primary focus on color and space.
ART 310 - Art of Baroque and Rococo Era - 3 hours
Prereq: ART 222
The Art of the Baroque and Rococo in Europe in the 17th & 18th Centuries. Major painting, sculpture and architecture will be studied. Aesthetic principles will be covered.
ART 311 - Print Production - 3 hours
Prereq: ART 218*
Take concurrently with ART 301 and ART 305. An introduction to the technical study of the tools, materials and processes used in preparing 2D artwork and design for reproduction and commercial printing. Other emphasis involves 2D comprehensive skills and techniques for creating graphic translations. (Lab fee of $35.00)
ART 314A - Painting II - 3 hours
Prereq: ART 102 AND ART 118 AND either ART 214* or ART 216* AND successful completion and passing of the Sophomore Portfolio Review
Students focus on clarifying rationales and procedures as they relate to the content of their work. (Materials fee of $20.00)
ART 314B - Painting III - 3 hours
Prereq: ART 314A*
Continuation of ART 314A. Students focus on clarifying rationales and procedures as they relate to the content of their work. (Materials fee of $20.00)
ART 314C - Painting IV - 3 hours
Prereq: ART 314B*
Continuation of ART 314B. Students focus on clarifying rationales and procedures as they relate to the content of their work. (Materials fee of $20.00)
ART 318 - Graphic Design I - 3 hours
Prereq: ART 301* and ART 305* and successful completion and passing of the Sophomore Portfolio Review
An introduction to design communications by exploring various page layout strategies, researching conceptual approaches, historical values, and form/content relationships. Emphasis involves the study of grid structures, graphic elements and the computer as a process tool. (Lab fee of $35.00)
ART 318M - Graphic Design I - 3 hours
Prereq: either ART 301M or ART 301* AND either ART 305M or ART 305*
For Multimedia students. An introduction to design communications by exploring various page layout strategies, researching conceptual approaches, historical values, and form/content relationships. Emphasis involves the study of grid structures, graphic elements and the computer as a process tool. (Lab fee of $35.00)
ART 319 - Design Illustration I - 3 hours
Prereq: ART 305* or ART 305M
An introduction and study of technical illustration. Emphasis involves the research and exploration of different line drawing techniques in various mediums for design communications. (Lab fee $20.00)
ART 325 - History of Modern Art - 3 hours
Prereq: ART 222
An examination of the major art movements in Europe and America from Post-Impressionism to the 1940's.
ART 326 - History of American Art - 3 hours
Prereq: ART 222
Study of the development of American art, its origins and the emergence of an American style.
ART 327 - Photography: Analog Processes - 3 hours
Prereq: ART 228
This course will explore the artistic potential of black and white photography. We will learn the basics of photography as they pertain to the exposure, development, and printing of black and white film. Initially this course will be heavily technical so we can pick up the skills needed to explore the artistic side of this life. In the end, artistic, technical, and conceptual aspects of the medium will be emphasized.
ART 328 - Photography: Digital - 3 hours
Prereq: ART 228 and successful completion and passing of the Sophomore Portfolio Review
An introduction to using digital processes to create photographs. Technical explorations will include Photoshop, Camera Raw, flatbed scanners and using inkjet printers to create photographs. Awareness of contemporary issues and ideas in photography will be emphasized.
ART 329 - Artificial Lighting - 3 hours
Prereq: ART 228
This course will explore the artistic potential of artificial lighting in photography. We will explore on camera flash, tungsten lighting, and strobe lighting. Initially this course will be heavily technical so we can pick up the skills needed to explore the artistic side of this life. In the end, artistic, technical, and conceptual aspects of the medium will be emphasized and come together on a final project of the students design.
ART 330A - Ceramics II - 3 hours
Prereq: ART 230 and successful completion and passing of the Sophomore Portfolio Review
An intermediate level course for the ceramic studio major or minor. Advanced techniques for handbuilding and throwing are introduced. Examination of technology and chemistry of clay, glazes and specialized firing procedures are addressed. Emphasis is placed on craftsmanship and personal creativity. All basic clays and glaze chemicals are provided with the exception of specialized tools, specialized protective clothing and specialized glaze chemicals. (Materials fee of $80.00)
ART 330B - Ceramics III - 3 hours
Prereq: ART 330A*
A continuation of ART 330A for the ceramic studio major or minor. Individual techniques for construction ceramic forms are explored as well as the continued study of ceramic materials and firing techniques. Emphasis is placed on craftsmanship and personal creativity. All basic clays and glaze chemicals are provided with the exception of specialized tools, specialized protective clothing and specialized glaze chemicals. (Materials fee of $80.00)
ART 330C - Ceramics IV - 3 hours
Prereq: ART 330B*
A continuation of ART 330B for the ceramic studio major or minor. Individual techniques for construction ceramic forms are explored as well as the continued study of ceramic materials and firing techniques. Emphasis is placed on craftsmanship and personal creativity. All basic clays and glaze chemicals are provided with the exception of specialized tools, specialized protective clothing and specialized glaze chemicals. (Materials fee of $80.00)
ART 331 - Non Western Survey I: Art in India, China and Japan - 3 hours
Prereq: ART 222
Survey of the artistic heritage of three major non-western traditions from approximately 1000 B.C. to the nineteenth century. Special emphasis will be placed on art as a reflection of the religious and cultural developments of each country and time period.
ART 335A - Printmaking II - 3 hours
Prereq: either ART 235A* or ART 235B* AND successful completion and passing of the Sophomore Portfolio Review
Students broaden their understanding of specific printmaking processes with a concentration on the personal content of their work. Investigation and experimentation is encouraged. (Materials fee of $90.00)
ART 335B - Printmaking III - 3 hours
Prereq: ART 335A* and successful completion and passing of the Sophomore Portfolio Review
Continuation of ART 335A. Students broaden their understanding of specific printmaking processes with a concentration on the personal content of their work. Investigation and experimentation is encouraged. (Materials fee of $90.00)
ART 335C - Printmaking IV - 3 hours
Prereq: ART 335B*
Continuation of ART 335B. Students broaden their understanding of specific printmaking processes with a concentration on the personal content of their work. Investigation and experimentation is encouraged. (Materials fee of $90.00)
ART 344A - Glass II - 3 hours
Prereq: ART 244 and successful completion and passing of the Sophomore Portfolio Review
Forming molten glass creatively is very challenging and requires great dedication over long periods of time to master. Each class will result in higher levels of design and forming competencies which will also lead to more sophisticated techniques. Advanced techniques of colorizing, casting, slumping, blasting and joining will be stressed. (Materials fee of $150.00)
ART 344B - Glass III - 3 hours
Prereq: ART 344A*
Continuation of ART 344A. Advanced techniques of colorizing, casting, slumping, blasting and joining will be stressed. (Materials fee of $150.00)
ART 344C - Glass IV - 3 hours
Prereq: ART 344B*
Continuation of ART 344B. Advanced techniques of colorizing, casting, slumping, blasting and joining will be stressed. (Materials fee of $150.00)
ART 346A - Sculpture II - 3 hours
Prereq: ART 246 and successful completion and passing of the Sophomore Portfolio Review
Figure Study. This course will focus on the study of human anatomy as well as the creative interpretation of the human figure. Clay will serve as the primary medium of choice, although some mixed media concepts will also be encouraged. A study of the human figure will enhance the student's creative foundation whether pursuing a major in sculpture, graphic design, art education or other areas of fine arts. (Materials fee of $100.00)
ART 346B - Sculpture III - 3 hours
Prereq: ART 346A*
Plaster, Cement and Mixed Media. This course will introduce the use of plaster and cement as manipulation, fabrication and casting media. Armature construction and mold making will be taught along with a variety of finishing processes. The use of maquettes as a means to large or monumental sculpture concepts will also be taught. Other mixed media concepts will also be introduced. Creative originality and craftsmanship will be stressed. (Materials fee of $100.00)
ART 346C - Sculpture IV - 3 hours
Prereq: ART 346B*
Cast Metals. This course will focus on the lost wax process of casting metal sculpture. Bronze and aluminum are most commonly used, however, pewter, silver, gold and other castable metals may be used for small sculpture concepts. The sand casting process will also be introduced. Creative original concepts and good craftsmanship are stressed. (Materials fee of $100.00)
ART 351 - Typography II - 3 hours
Prereq: ART 301* and ART 305*
An intermediate exploration in the use of typographic design as an expressive and functional communicative design vehicle. Emphasis on defining effective design criteria to meet the readers' needs, the communicator's intent and the designer's formal sensibilities. (Lab fee $35.00)
ART 352A - Drawing III - 3 hours
Prereq: ART 252* and successful completion and passing of the Sophomore Portfolio Review
An intermediate drawing course that focuses on expressive figure drawing, contemporary works on paper issues and introduces thematic development. (Materials fee $25.00)
ART 352B - Drawing IV - 3 hours
Prereq: ART 352A*
Continuation of ART 352A. An intermediate drawing course that focuses on expressive figure drawing, contemporary works on paper issues and introduces thematic development. (Materials fee $25.00)
ART 352C - Drawing V - 3 hours
Prereq: ART 352B*
Continuation of ART 352B. An intermediate drawing course that focuses on expressive figure drawing, contemporary works on paper issues and introduces thematic development. (Materials fee $25.00)
ART 355 - Electronic Imaging - 3 hours
Prereq: ART 318*
An intermediate and advanced exploration into the use of computer technology as a visual problem-solving tool for expressive imagery and functional communications. Emphasis involves the study of image generation and manipulation in relationship to the growing electronic technology and software.
ART 355M - Electronic Imaging - 3 hours
Prereq: either ART 301M or ART 301* AND either ART 305M or ART 305*
For Multimedia students. An intermediate and advanced exploration into the use of computer technology as a visual problem-solving tool for expressive imagery and functional communications. Emphasis involves the study of image generation and manipulation in relationship to the growing electronic technology and software.
ART 360 - Elementary Art Methods - 3 hours
Prereq: ART 100GS, non-art majors
This course is concerned with the theory and philosophy for elementary art methods of teaching children through art. A field experience of observation and teaching is required. (Materials fee of $5.00)
ART 362 - Art Methods for Elementary Art Educators - 2 hours
Prereq: admission to Teacher Education, art education majors only
Coreq: ART 365
This course, which is designed for art education majors only, provides the framework for developing an understanding of child development, pedagogical methods, and the philosophy of elementary art education. The course is taken concurrently with the elementary field experience. Use of a variety of art materials will provide practical experience in teaching, understanding and evaluating children's artwork.
ART 365 - Field Experience in PK-6 Art Classrooms - 1 hour
Prereq: admission to Teacher Education
Coreq: ART 362
This 50 clock hour minimum field-based experience is designed to induct students into classroom teaching and develop an awareness of the many roles of a professional educator. Under the mentorship of a practicing K-6 teacher, students will progress through a three-stage process including assisting, co-teaching, and limited teaching. Students will also be required to engage in a variety of school related activities commonly encountered by professional educators.
ART 368 - Graphic Design II - 3 hours
Prereq: ART 318* and ART 319* and ART 351*
An intermediate exploration of identity systems and informational design. Emphasis involves the study, research and exploration of various design processes with computer added graphics that relate to multicomponent graphic design problems and complex information. (Lab fee $20.00)
ART 369 - Design Illustration II - 3 hours
Prereq: ART 319*
An advanced course in developing illustration appropriate for business communication or editorial displays. Emphasis involves creating illustrations that would appear in books, magazines or newspapers. Students will practice illustration skills with the concerns for content that involve ethical and social implications. (Lab fee $20.00)
ART 370 - Art Methods - 2 hours
Prereq: admission to Teacher Education
Theory and philosophy for secondary school art. Supervision and curricula.
ART 371 - Field Experience in 7-12 Art Classrooms - 1 hour
Coreq: ART 370
This 50 clock hour minimum field-based experience is designed to induct students into classroom teaching and develop an awareness of the many role so a professional educator. Under the mentorship of a practicing 7-12 educator, students will progress through a three-stage process including assisting, co-teaching, and limited teaching. Students will also be required to engage in a variety of school-related activities commonly encountered by professional educators.
ART 380A - Advanced Illustration - Advertising Illustration - 3 hours
Prereq: ART 319* and successful completion and passing of the Sophomore Portfolio Review
An advanced course in developing advertising illustration. Students will practice illustration skills with the concerns for content that involve persuasive techniques.
ART 380B - Advanced Illustration - Sequential Illustration - 3 hours
Prereq: ART 319*
An advanced course in developing sequential illustration. Students will practice illustration skills with the concerns for content that involve story telling and visual narratives.
ART 380C - Advanced Illustration - Editorial Illustration - 3 hours
Prereq: ART 319*
An advanced course in developing editorial illustration. Students will practice illustration skills with the concerns for content that involve ethical and social implications.
ART 380D - Advanced Illustration - Conceptual Illustrations - 3 hours
Prereq: ART 319*
An advanced course in developing conceptual illustrations for use in the entertainment industry. Students will practice illustration skills with the concerns for content that involve character building and conceptual visualization.
ART 380E - Advanced Illustration - Technical Illustration - 3 hours
Prereq: ART 319*
An advanced course in developing illustrations for use in information graphics. Students will practice illustration skills with the concerns for content that involve the communication of information in an effective manner.
ART 380F - Advanced Illustration - Illustration for Pop Culture - 3 hours
Prereq: ART 319*
An advanced course in developing illustrations for use in popular culture and publishing. Students will practice illustration skills with the concerns for content that involve storytelling and images primarily concerned with creating visually exciting images.
ART 399 - Art Apprenticeship Program - 1-4 hours
Prereq: none
Students interested in working with a department faculty member in a variety of departmental activities should contact faculty members who would agree to supervise the learning experiences for the semester. A formal work plan must be in writing and approved by the faculty advisor.
ART 403 - Individual Problems in Art - 1-9 hours
Prereq: approval by department
Independent study for majors and minors in Art. Intensive study in a selected art field. Students should not take more than 3 hours of ART 403 in any one semester. (Materials fee of $150.00 for Glass/Sculpture**, $80.00 for Ceramics)
ART 405 - History of 19th Century Art - 3 hours
Prereq: ART 222
A study of the development of 19th century art in Europe: Neo-Classicism, Romanticism, Realism, and Impressionism and Post-Impressionism.
ART 407 - Art Methods for Young Children - 3 hours
Prereq: ART 100GS
This course is concerned with the theories and philosophies of art methods for teaching young children. This interactive course is designed to give a new perspective on planning and implementing developmentally appropriate programs for children from birth through age eight. In this course we discuss curriculum, assessment, evaluation, and program planning. We will discuss several historical perspectives and theories of child development, and examine best practices for young children in art education. We will also examine key concepts and assessments as they relate to specific art activities.
ART 409 - History of Nebraska Art - 1-3 hours
Prereq: none
A survey of art and artists in 19th and 20th century Nebraska and how their art relates to the history of art in western civilization. Unique characteristics of regional art forms are examined and discussed.
ART 413 - Design Practicum - 3 hours
Prereq: ART 318* and ART 319* and ART 351* and portfolio presentation required
A professional studio atmosphere that gives students practical experience with design projects from clients within the university and community. Emphasis will be placed on procedures in consulting with clients, designing, illustration, photography, production, pre-press and printing supervision of projects. Course may be repeated for credit. (Materials fee of $20.00)
ART 414A - Advanced Painting V - 3 hours
Prereq: ART 314C*
Students concentrate on personalizing content, while investigating processes and techniques related to large format paintings. (Materials fee of $15.00)
ART 414B - Advanced Painting VI - 3 hours
Prereq: ART 414A*
Continuation of ART 414A. Students concentrate on personalizing content, while investigating processes and techniques related to large format paintings. (Materials fee of $15.00)
ART 414C - Advanced Painting VII - 3 hours
Prereq: ART 414B*
Continuation of ART 414B. Students concentrate on personalizing content, while investigating processes and techniques related to large format paintings. (Materials fee of $15.00)
ART 415 - Late Modern: Art Since the '50s - 3 hours
Prereq: ART 222
An examination of contemporary directions in the visual arts since 1950. Special emphasis given to current trends in both Europe and the United States, including new modes such as video and environmental art.
ART 418 - Graphic Design III - 3 hours
Prereq: ART 368*
An advanced exploration in visual communication design. Selected projects will emphasize theoretical research in semiotics. Students will be encouraged to experiment with different design processes and the integration of expressive forms, communicative functions, and effective applications of advanced computer technologies. Strong emphasis on originality, concept and portfolio pieces. (Lab fee of $35.00)
ART 422 - Women in Art - 3 hours
Prereq: none
A chronological survey from the prehistoric era through the end of the twentieth century, analyzing women's artistic role in their societies and highlighting pertinent issues in each individual period.
ART 425 - Critical Perspectives - 3 hours
Prereq: 12 hours in ART
Research into problems of aesthetic attitude and content.
ART 426 - Medieval Art - 3 hours
Prereq: ART 222
The course will focus on the development of Western art during the Medieval period, or Middle Ages, dating from the 4th century to the 14th century. Art and architecture will be discussed within social, political and religious contexts.
ART 427 - Photography: Hybridized Processes - 3 hours
Prereq: ART 327* or ART 328* or ART 329*
This course will explore the artistic potential between traditional analog photography and today's digital techniques. We will learn the techniques of the analog processes and then begin to integrate digital techniques. Initially this course will be heavily technical so we can pick up the skills needed to explore the artistic side of this life. In the end, artistic, technical, and conceptual aspects of the medium will be emphasized and come together on a final project of the students design.
ART 428A - Advanced Photography: Contemporary Exhibition Practices - 3 hours
Prereq: ART 327* or ART 328* or ART 329*
This course will explore photography and contemporary exhibition techniques within the medium. Emphasis will be placed on personal aesthetic questions aligned with appropriate photographic processes. There will be an emphasis on developing a creative body of work in photography and sharing this work through presentations, social media sites, and formal and/or informal exhibitions. This course will culminate in the exhibition of a photographic body of work.
ART 428B - Advanced Photography: Traditional Exhibition Practices - 3 hours
Prereq: ART 327* or ART 328* or ART 329*
This course will explore photography and traditional exhibition techniques within the medium. Emphasis will be placed on personal aesthetic questions relating to human form aligned with appropriate photographic processes. There will be an emphasis on developing a creative body of work in photography and sharing this work through presentations, social media sites, and formal and/or informal exhibitions. This course will culminate in the exhibition of a photographic body of work.
ART 428C - Advanced Photography: The Book Format - 3 hours
Prereq: ART 327* or ART 328* or ART 329*
This course will explore photography and its history and future within the book format. Emphasis will be placed on personal aesthetic questions aligned with appropriate photographic processes. There will be an emphasis on developing a creative body of work in photography and sharing this work through presentations, social media sites, and formal and/or informal exhibitions. This course will culminate in the completion of a photography book.
ART 428D - Advanced Photography: Social Media Practices - 3 hours
Prereq: ART 327* or ART 328* or ART 329*
This course will explore photography and traditional exhibition techniques within the medium. Emphasis will be placed on personal aesthetic questions regarding space and the environment aligned with appropriate analog or hybridized photographic processes. There will be an emphasis on developing a creative body of work in photography and sharing this work through presentations, social media sites, and formal and/or informal exhibitions. This course will culminate in the exhibition of a photographic body of work.
ART 430A - Ceramics V - 3 hours
Prereq: ART 330C*
Advanced level coursework for the ceramic studio major. Individual techniques for constructing ceramic forms are encouraged and expected. Individualized methodology of surface development by glazing and firing is explored. All basic clays and glaze chemicals are provided with the exception of specialized tools, specialized protective clothing and specialized glaze chemicals. (Materials fee of $80.00)
ART 430B - Ceramics VI - 3 hours
Prereq: ART 430A*
Continuation of ART 430A. Advanced level coursework for the ceramic studio major. Individual techniques for constructing ceramic forms are encouraged and expected. Individualized methodology of surface development by glazing and firing is explored. All basic clays and glaze chemicals are provided with the exception of specialized tools, specialized protective clothing and specialized glaze chemicals. (Materials fee of $80.00)
ART 430C - Ceramics VII - 3 hours
Prereq: ART 430B*
Continuation of ART 430B. Advanced level coursework for the ceramic studio major. Individual techniques for constructing ceramic forms are encouraged and expected. Individualized methodology of surface development by glazing and firing is explored. All basic clays and glaze chemicals are provided with the exception of specialized tools, specialized protective clothing and specialized glaze chemicals. (Materials fee of $80.00)
ART 435A - Printmaking V - 3 hours
Prereq: ART 335C*
The print as a multiple original and edition printing is considered. Study with color printing processes may be explored. (Materials fee of $90.00)
ART 435B - Printmaking VI - 3 hours
Prereq: ART 435A*
Continuation of ART 435A. The print as a multiple original and edition printing is considered. Study with color printing processes may be explored. (Materials fee of $90.00)
ART 435C - Printmaking VII - 3 hours
Prereq: ART 435B*
Continuation of ART 435B. The print as a multiple original and edition printing is considered. Study with color printing processes may be explored. (Materials fee of $90.00)
ART 440 - Special Problems in Art History - 1-3 hours
Prereq: ART 222
Research on specific problems which may involve historical, philosophical, aesthetic or critical aspects of arts. Course by appointment.
ART 444A - Glass V - 3 hours
Prereq: ART 344C*
These creative glass classes will lead to higher levels of craftsmanship while stressing original creative concepts. Experimental activities using metal foils of gold leaf, silver leaf, copper leaf, etc.; lusters and sulfides will be introduced while improving on previous processes and techniques. (Materials fee of $150.00)
ART 444B - Glass VI - 3 hours
Prereq: ART 444A*
Continuation of ART 444A. These creative glass classes will lead to higher levels of craftsmanship while stressing original creative concepts. Experimental activities using metal foils of gold leaf, silver leaf, copper leaf, etc.; lusters and sulfides will be introduced while improving on previous processes and techniques. (Materials fee of $150.00)
ART 444C - Glass VII - 3 hours
Prereq: ART 444B*
Continuation of ART 444B. These creative glass classes will lead to higher levels of craftsmanship while stressing original creative concepts. Experimental activities using metal foils of gold leaf, silver leaf, copper leaf, etc.; lusters and sulfides will be introduced while improving on previous processes and techniques. (Materials fee of $150.00)
ART 446A - Sculpture V - 3 hours
Prereq: ART 346C*
This course will focus on the fabrication of metal sculpture concepts. Soldering, welding, riveting, adhesive bonding and mechanical fabrication will be introduced. Creative original concepts and good craftsmanship are stressed. (Materials fee of $100.00)
ART 446B - Sculpture VI - 3 hours
Prereq: ART 446A*
This course will focus on wood carving and wood assemblage and construction of sculpture. The proper use of wood power equipment such as saws, sanders and carvers will be taught. Creative original concepts and good craftsmanship will be emphasized. (Materials fee of $100.00)
ART 446C - Sculpture VII - 3 hours
Prereq: ART 446B*
This course will focus on the use of clay as a creative medium. Basic clay construction techniques will be taught while investigating ceramic formulae relative to size and surface considerations. Creative originality and good craftsmanship are stressed. (Materials fee of $100.00)
ART 450 - Special Topics - 1-9 hours
Prereq: approval by department for students on the BFA program who have completed 30 hours of ART
Independent study in Art and intensive study in a selected art field. (Materials fee varies with art field)
ART 452A - Drawing VI - 3 hours
Prereq: ART 352C*
Advanced work with the elements of composition in a variety of drawing media. (Materials fee of $15.00)
ART 452B - Drawing VII - 3 hours
Prereq: ART 452A*
Continuation of ART 452A. Advanced work with the elements of composition in a variety of drawing media. (Materials fee of $15.00)
ART 452C - Drawing VIII - 3 hours
Prereq: ART 452B*
Continuation of ART 452B. Advanced work with the elements of composition in a variety of drawing media. (Materials fee of $15.00)
ART 454 - Computer Animation II - 3 hours
Prereq: ART 305* or ART 305M
An advanced animation course for students with previous animation experience desiring to produce a 10-30 second cell animated production with sound.
ART 454M - Computer Animation II/Multimedia - 3 hours
Prereq: none
For Multimedia students. An advanced animation course for students with previous animation experience desiring to produce a 10-30 second cell animated production with sound.
ART 455 - Business Practices for Artists and Illustrators - 2 hours
Prereq: approval by department for BFA students who have completed 30 hours of ART
A practical seminar course in the everyday business of being an artist or illustrator. Topics included are how to set up a freelance business, ethical concerns, portfolio development, finding work, copyright, billing procedures and taxes.
ART 468 - Package Design - 3 hours
Prereq: ART 418*
An advanced studio investigation of three-dimensional formats. Students' exploration of three-dimensional formats will include: developing imagery and typography, understanding the visual communication of content with audience. Emphasis involves theoretical study and practice of visual communication relating to the areas of packaging, exhibition and environmental design. (Materials fee of $35.00)
ART 474 - Special Topics in Art - 3-6 hours
Prereq: none
Designed to meet special needs for students in Art Education, Art History, and Studio Art. Must have special permission of department chair to enroll.
ART 475 - Cultural Studies Through Art - 3-6 hours
Prereq: ART 222
The study of the visual arts and culture of a region or country through travel and research.
ART 497 - Senior Project: BA - 3 hours
Prereq: department permission
This course is a program requirement for all BA Studio degree majors. The final studio senior project may result in an exhibition depending department permission. There is a strong emphasis on originality, creativity, execution of the senior project and artwork is a must upon completing this course.
ART 498 - Senior Project: Art Education - 1 hour
Prereq: none
This advanced level course includes an exhibition which allows art education students to demonstrate proficiency in a number of studio media for future teaching of PK-12. Students will also write a paper on their philosophy of art education and how their work informs their teaching. (Materials fee of $60.00)
ART 499 - Senior Project: BFA - 1-3 hours
Prereq: department permission
This course is a program requirement for all BFA Studio and Visual Communications and Design degree majors. The final studio senior project will result in an exhibition and an oral review by the department art faculty. The final VCD senior project will also conclude with an exhibition and an oral review by the design faculty and at least one design professional. There is a strong emphasis on originality, creativity, execution of the senior project and portfolio artwork is a must upon completing this course. (Materials fee of $150.00 for Glass/Sculpture**, $80.00 for Ceramics, and $60.00 for all other sections.)

* This course is the immediate prerequisite. Other preparation is required prior to this immediate prerequisite.

**12/17/2014 - Updated to reflect current information.

8 Apr 2014

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