Art and Art History

Art & Art History educates artists, scholars and teachers by fostering visual literacy, creative expression, and critical thinking through practice and research. By developing mastery of various disciplines in art, students are prepared to become leaders in their chosen careers and make positive contributions to the world. Art & Art History is fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).

Admissions

Any student enrolled in the College of Communication, Fine Arts and Media may declare a major in Art & Art History. To advance to upper level courses, students working on their BASA must pass a portfolio review (ART 2000), which is normally conducted after a student has completed the Studio Core I courses, or the equivalents.

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For more information, contact Art & Art History at (402) 554-2420.

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ART 1010  ART APPRECIATION (3 credits)

This course is designed as an introductory-level art history for the non-art major. It surveys the aesthetic principles of the visual arts and their interpretation in a socio-historical context. (May not be taken for major credit.) Lab fee required.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): Not open to non-degree graduate students.

Distribution: Humanities and Fine Arts General Education course and U.S. Diversity General Education course

ART 1040  CROSS-CULTURAL SURVEY OF ART (3 credits)

This is an introductory course that explores the painting, sculpture and decorative arts of five cultures: Mesoamerican, Native American, Asian, European and African. Typical of art history introductory courses, it surveys several cultures and time periods. Students explore reasons for making art and its relationship to the religion, politics and everyday life of the cultures. This course also explores the influence of these various cultures on contemporary American art. Lab fee required.

Distribution: Humanities and Fine Arts General Education course and Global Diversity General Education course

ART 1100  FOUNDATION DRAWING & DESIGN: TWO DIMENSIONAL APPLICATIONS (3 credits)

This course is an introduction to the essential tools of art making through an active exploration of drawing mediums and design concepts. The focus is on the development of conceptual and technical skills used in contemporary studio practice. The course will have a strong emphasis on learning to see in the context of an observational studio practice.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): Lab fee required.

ART 1110  FOUNDATION DRAWING & DESIGN: THREE DIMENSIONAL APPLICATIONS (3 credits)

An introduction to the technical and conceptual aspects of three dimensional design, focusing on drawing and sculpture problems. Students will develop an understanding of 3-D design components and principles, learn handmade and shop oriented technologies, and explore analytical and conceptual drawing. They will also address critical skills and the cultural analysis of art practice.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): Lab fee required.

ART 1210  FOUNDATIONS THEORY & PRACTICE: COLOR AND VISUAL LITERACY (3 credits)

An introduction to using color to recreate nature and fabricate the environments in which we live and work. Focus will be on aspects of color physics and visual perception, color schemes, harmonies, and systems, within the structure of design elements and principles. These will also be investigated through compositional strategies, gestalt, critical thinking, and concepts of visual literacy such as semiotics and the meaning of images. Lab fee required.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): Lab fee required.

ART 1220  FOUNDATION THEORY & PRACTICE: DIGITAL MEDIA (3 credits)

An introduction to digital art and design skills, nomenclature, and practice while learning aesthetics and art and design history. Students learn to balance practical knowledge with visual, theoretical, and historical frameworks, and they complete digital skills exercises that incorporate art and design history. These digital skills are then practiced and reinforced with more in-depth art and design projects.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): Lab fee required.

ART 1810  WATERCOLOR I (3 credits)

This course cover beginning watercolor techniques with basic water media skills taught in the class. No experience is necessary for students enrolled in 1810.

ART 1820  WATERCOLOR II (3 credits)

This course will review fundamental methods and techniques associated with watercolor painting and will introduce more advanced techniques. Advanced watercolor students submit a written contract for their semester plan which includes the concept or content and approximate number of paintings.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): ART 1810

ART 2000  CORE ONE PORTFOLIO REVIEW (0 credits)

ART 2000 Core One Portfolio Review is a zero credit hour course offered every Fall and Spring semester. All BASA majors on the 2013-14 catalog year and after must complete the ART 2000 Core I Portfolio review to graduate with the BASA or BFA major. ART 2000 will usually be completed during the sophomore year; i.e. between 27 and 57 credit hours, but may be completed later.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): Students must complete ART 1100; ART 1110; ART 1210; ART 1220. Not open to non-degree graduate students.

ART 2050  SURVEY OF WESTERN ART HISTORY I (3 credits)

A survey of the major developments in painting, sculpture and architecture from Paleolithic cave paintings through the Middle Ages.

Distribution: Global Diversity General Education course and Humanities and Fine Arts General Education course

ART 2060  SURVEY OF WESTERN ART HISTORY II (3 credits)

This course is a survey of the major developments in painting, sculpture and architecture from the Renaissance to the 20th century. Lab fee required.

Distribution: Humanities and Fine Arts General Education course and Global Diversity General Education course

ART 2070  ART OF INDIA & SOUTHEAST ASIA (3 credits)

A study of the arts of India and cultures under its influence, with attention to religious and philosophical background. Lab fee required.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): ART 1070. Not open to non-degree graduate students.

ART 2080  ART OF CHINA AND JAPAN (3 credits)

This course is a study of the arts of China and Japan, with attention to religious and philosophical backgrounds. Lab fee required.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): Sophomore. Not open to non-degree graduate students.

ART 2100  LIFE DRAWING I (3 credits)

Life Drawing I is an introduction to drawing the human form. The goal of the course is to introduce drawing media and relate them to the problems of drawing the figure. Both perceptual and conceptual skill building are emphasized. Lab fee required.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): ART 1110 and ART 1210. Lab fee required.

ART 2110  LIFE DRAWING II (3 credits)

Life Drawing II is an expansion of the instruction and skill set obtained during Life Drawing I. This course continues to assist the student become aware of unfamiliar forms in the figure. Perceptual and conceptual skill building is again emphasized. Lab Fee required.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): ART 2100

ART 2200  TYPEFACE DESIGN AND TYPOGRAPHY (3 credits)

Typeface Design and Typography is foundational to the practice of graphic design and the Graphic Design Concentration sequence. This intensive studio course focuses on the skills, theory, history and practice of typeface design as well as the theory and practice of typography and layout.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): ART 1220

ART 2300  WEB DESIGN (3 credits)

This course is an introduction to basic web design skills and topics, with an emphasis on design and visual communication.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): ART 1220. Not open to non-degree graduate students.

ART 2600  SURVEY OF COMICS: MORE THAN CAPES AND TIGHTS (3 credits)

This course is a survey of the history of the Western comic from its earliest days to the modern era.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): Not open to non-degree graduate students.

ART 2610  EXPLORATION OF GLOBAL COMICS (3 credits)

This course is a survey of the history, influences and evolution of comics from countries around the world such as France, Italy, the Middle East, Japan, South America and Africa. Students will come to understand how comics grew and evolved under different social, political and cultural climates around the world.

Distribution: Global Diversity General Education course

ART 3000  MEDIA ARTS 1 (3 credits)

This course is an introduction and overview to the concentration of Media Arts. The curriculum is designed to provide a basic knowledge of electronic imaging and production techniques for students wishing to continue in digital media or those working with media production artists. Areas introduced will be Digital Image Production, Digital Video Production, and Animation.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): Art 1220 or permission of instructor

ART 3100  ADVANCED DRAWING I (3 credits)

Instruction in drawing at an advanced level to develop practical skills and techniques through directed classroom projects.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): ART 1110 and ART 2110

ART 3110  ADVANCED DRAWING II (3 credits)

Instruction in drawing at an advanced level to develop practical skills and techniques through directed classroom projects.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): ART 1110 and ART 2110 and ART 3100

ART 3120  MEDIA ARTS 2 (3 credits)

Advanced overview of Intermedia and digital production as well as critical theory for artists. The course includes both fine art and applied uses of Intermedia and digital art through the development of individual and group projects using digital and electronic media means.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): Art 3000 or permission of instructor.

ART 3130  GRAPHIC DESIGN 1 (3 credits)

The first course in the Graphic Design sequence, Graphic Design I is an upper division course focusing on the essential elements of Graphic Design as a discipline and practice. Working individually, students learn the tools, terminology, theory, and history of Graphic Design as a professional and artistic practice. Focused attention and time is spent learning conceptualization skills, digital skills, design practice and the relationship between the designer and their social and historical context.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): ART 1220, or permission of instructor

ART 3140  CGI: COMPUTER GENERATED IMAGERY (3 credits)

The goal of this course is to introduce students to basic principles and aesthetic considerations of computer generated imagery and interactive virtual spaces (such as game mods and second life). The course will focus on the use of computers as a tool to generate three dimensional forms and create spaces and navigable worlds. The course exposes students to a variety of theoretical and aesthetic positions and encourages them to think of CGI and virtual space building as an art making process. Students will produce art works through the acquisition of technical skills and the exploration of creative uses within the medium.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): Art 3000 or permission of the instructor

ART 3150  VIDEO ART (3 credits)

An introduction to video art production and critical theory for artists. The course exposes students to a variety of theoretical and aesthetic positions and encourages them to think of video as an art making process rather than mass media product. Students are required to produce a number of video art works. Production rather than consumption is stressed as a pedagogical mode.

ART 3160  GAME DESIGN AS ART (3 credits)

This course will encompass theory and practice of game development, game creation as an art process, and an exploration of the work of artists who have created game based work. Areas of study during the course will include game design and mechanics, explorations of theory, narrative and storytelling with game paradigms, social and ethical concerns of gaming and gaming as cultural resistance.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): Not open to non-degree graduate students

ART 3170  DIGITAL GAME DESIGN (3 credits)

This course provides an introduction to digital game development. It will explore all aspects of creating 2d games. Students will work on individual and team projects. Students will learn to do concept art, pre-production planning, prototyping and testing, all working towards creating completed games.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): Non-degree graduate students not allowed.

ART 3200  THE HAND PRODUCED BOOK I: TYPOGRAPHY AND BOOK DESIGN (3 credits)

This course is an introduction to the typographic principles and fundamental letterpress techniques as applied to printed books. Each student learns hand typesetting and letterpress procedures, then designs and prints a small edition of their selected text. Lab fee required.

ART 3210  COLOR THEORY (3 credits)

Instruction in the study of color through directed classroom assignments.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): ART 1110 and ART 1210

ART 3220  HAND PRODUCED BOOK II: LETTERPRESS PRINTING (3 credits)

Continuing work in typography and book design with an emphasis on book illustration, multi-color printing, and the standardization and control of edition work. Lab fee required.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): ART 3200

ART 3230  BOOK STRUCTURES: INTRODUCTION TO BOOKBINDING (3 credits)

This course investigates basic approaches to bookbinding, introducing students to the history, tools and techniques of the discipline. In addition to the concertina structure and simple presentation wrappers, students execute a variety of non-adhesive bindings, both Western and Japanese, and learn basic case-binding methods. Lab fee required.

ART 3250  PATTERNED PAPER (3 credits)

This course examines various techniques employed in the creation of decorative patterned papers traditionally used in bookbinding for both cover material and/or end sheets. The emphasis of the course will be on effective pattern design, the mastery of pattern paper production methods, and fine craft standards. Lab fee required.

ART 3300  ELEMENTARY ART METHODS (3 credits)

Study of the theory, methods, curriculum and recent research affecting art education with emphasis on the elementary art program. Lab fee required.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): TED 2400 & TED 2404, PPST, K-12 ART/ED majors only. Junior standing. Lab fee required.

ART 3304  ELEMENTARY ART FIELD EXPERIENCE (0 credits)

ART 3304 is an in-school practicum taken in conjunction with ART 3300. Candidates must demonstrate competencies related to performance in their assigned classroom. This is the first of two required art practicum experiences prior to the clinical practice semester.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): EDUC 2520 or TED 2400; Co-requisite ART 3300. Not open to non-degree graduate students.

ART 3310  ELEMENTARY SCULPTURE (3 credits)

This course begins the exploration of the 3-dimensional artistic form which can be constructed using a variety of materials including clay, plaster, wood, steel and new media. Lab fee required..

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): ART 1220

ART 3320  INTERMEDIATE SCULPTURE (3 credits)

Intermediate Sculpture continues and expands upon the elementary level of sculpture and builds upon methods, technologies, problem solving and professional practice. Lab fee required.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): ART 3310

ART 3330  ART IN PUBLIC PLACES, THEORY AND PRACTICE (3 credits)

The goal of this course is to introduce students to the concepts and practice related to displaying artwork in public places. Following a thorough examination of the history of public art, the course will focus on the various visual languages and iconography appropriate for public venues. The course emphasizes building original artwork using both traditional and digital technologies, displaying work in public spaces, artist responsibilities and related professional practice.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): ART 1110

ART 3340  DIGITAL SCULPTURE - DESIGN AND BUILD TECHNOLOGIES (3 credits)

The goal of this course is to introduce students to the methods of designing objects in a digital environment and realizing them as objects in the physical world. Students will learn to create forms using a variety of 3D modeling software and scanning technologies. The course will introduce students to the Autodesk suite of programs, including 3D Studio Max, Maya Inventor, 123D Catch, as well as Zbrush. Once students have achieved a high level of competency on the computer, the class will begin exploring systems for building their creations. Using Make 123D, Pepakura and Makerware students will fabricate objects in plastic, cardboard and wood. Additionally, the class will address both the artistic and functional applications of these methods.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): ART 1110

ART 3360  APPLIED ART & DESIGN (3 credits)

This course is designed to present an opportunity for education and other undergraduate students to develop basic skills, knowledge and appreciation of the arts and crafts of our culture and other world cultures. The course content will be individualized for the purposes of adapting methods, values, content, and media for students working with special populations or in special settings. Lab fee required.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): Sophomore.

ART 3370  TECHNOLOGY IN ARTS EDUCATION (3 credits)

This course is specifically designed for pre-service art teachers to learn how to integrate media arts, visual and instructional technology, and digital visual culture into arts curriculum appropriate for application to K-12 contexts. Students will critically examine digital arts, digital art media and technology, and digital visual culture environments and address pedagogical and implementation issues as they simultaneously create their own digital art and digital visual culture.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): TED 2400 and TED 2404, PPST/CMEE, K-12 ART/ED majors only. CRQ: Art 3300. Junior standing. Lab fee required. Not open to non-degree graduate students.

ART 3410  ELEMENTARY PAINTING (3 credits)

Instruction in oil painting permits each student the time and environment to work and develop individually. Perceptual and conceptual skill building emphasized. Knowledge of contemporary painting integral to painting practice. Lab fee required.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): ART 1110 and ART 1210

ART 3420  INTERMEDIATE PAINTING (3 credits)

Instruction in oil painting permits each student the time and environment to work and develop individually. Emphasis on developing cohesive body of work in context of experimentation. Knowledge of contemporary painting integral to painting practice. Lab fee required.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): ART 3410

ART 3510  ELEMENTARY PRINTMAKING (3 credits)

This is an introductory course to the history and studio practices of printmaking. Lab fee required.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): ART 1110 and ART 1210

ART 3520  PHOTOGRAPHIC DIGITAL PRINTMAKING (3 credits)

Introduction to photographic and digital printmaking technologies including pre-press and printing techniques. Lab fee required.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): ART 1110 and ART 1210

ART 3530  PAPERMAKING (3 credits)

This course examines the history and techniques of classic papermaking, sheet formation and producing edition sheets. Lab fee required.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): ART 1110 and ART 1210

ART 3610  ELEMENTARY CERAMICS (3 credits)

This course is an introduction to the medium of ceramics. The focus of this course will be the use of clay as a sculptural medium with the emphasis on various, basic techniques for creating objects in clay. Lab fee required.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): ART 1220

ART 3620  INTERMEDIATE CERAMICS (3 credits)

This course is a continuation of processes covered in the Elementary Ceramics course with basic pottery techniques utilizing the wheel, hand building, object prototyping and advanced mold making. Additional emphasis will be on scale and completion of mid-to large size projects.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): ART 3610. Lab fee required.

ART 3700  INTRODUCTION TO ANCIENT ART (3 credits)

This course provides an introduction into the art and cultures of the ancient Mediterranean areas. Lab fee required.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): ART 2050 or permission of instructor. Not open to non-degree graduate students.

ART 3710  EGYPTIAN ART (3 credits)

This course will examine ancient Egyptian culture through its art and architecture. Lab fee required.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): ART 2050 or permission of instructor. Not open to non-degree graduate students.

ART 3720  GREEK ART (3 credits)

This course will immerse students in the art and culture of ancient Greece. Lab fee required.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): ART 2050 or permission. Not open to non-degree graduate students.

ART 3730  ETRUSCAN & ROMAN ART (3 credits)

This course provides an in-depth investigation of Etruscan and Roman civilizations. Lab fee required.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): ART 2050 or permission. Not open to non-degree graduate students.

ART 3750  AMERICAN ART (3 credits)

This course provides a study of art, architecture, and material culture produced in the United States approached through varied contexts (artistic, religious, political, economic, etc.) and methodologies. Lab fee required.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): Completion of ART 2050 & ART 2060. For non-majors, permission of the instructor is required. Not open to non-degree graduate students.

ART 3760  ART HISTORY SEMINAR (3 credits)

A seminar in a selected area of art history. This course is designed to introduce students to readings in journals and to methods of research in art history. Lab fee required.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): ART 2050 and ART 2060

ART 3770  HISTORY OF ARCHITECTURE TO 1850 (3 credits)

A survey of the history, aesthetics and technical developments in architecture from ancient times to the middle of the 19th century. Lab fee required.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): None. Recommended: ART 1050 or 1060.

ART 3780  HISTORY OF ARCHITECTURE SINCE 1850 (3 credits)

This course is a survey of the history of architecture since the coming of the industrial age, including the major schools and movements in architecture of the 20th century.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): None. Recommended: ART 2050 or ART 2060. Lab fee required.

ART 3800  HISTORY OF DESIGN (3 credits)

The history of modern global design movements, primarily 1851 to present. The movements cover a range of media, from graphic arts and industrial design to furnishing and interior design.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): ART 2060, or permission of the instructor.

ART 3830  HISTORY OF PHOTOGRAPHY (3 credits)

This course provides an introduction to the history of photography from its earliest forms to that of contemporary society and culture. Lab fee required.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): ART 1060 or permission of instructor.

ART 3860  WOMEN IN ANCIENT AND MEDIEVAL ART (3 credits)

The purpose of this course is to provide an introduction of women through the art and culture of the ancient Mediterranean and western Middle Ages.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): Junior standing and ART 2050 or permission of instructor. Lab fee required. Not open to non-degree graduate students.

ART 3870  GENDER & SEXUALITY IN MODERN ART (3 credits)

This course provides an introduction to topics of gender and sexuality in modern art, from 1860 to the present.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): This course requires the completion of the Survey of Art History (ART 1050 & Art 1060) and junior standing. For non-majors, junior standing and permission of the instructor.

ART 3910  INTERMEDIATE PRINTMAKING (3 credits)

Intermediate Printmaking expands upon basic printmaking concepts and techniques and includes monotype variations, intaglio techniques, Moku Hanga woodcuts and other woodcut processes. Students will be involved with drawing, creating, problem solving and understanding the printmaking studio and its processes.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): ART 3510. Not open to non-degree graduate students.

ART 4000  SPECIAL SEMINARS IN ART EDUCATION (1-3 credits)

A series of intensive courses in the history and theory of art education designed specifically for elementary and secondary school art teachers. These courses are scheduled as special seminars or workshops according to purpose. (Cross-listed with ART 8006.)

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): Junior and Department Permission

ART 4010  SPECIAL TOPICS IN STUDIO ART (3 credits)

This course deals with a limited topic in the field of Studio Art. A course may be coordinated with an external event such as a visiting artist, exhibition or study trip. Content will be determined by the offering instructor.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): To be determined by instructor

ART 4020  PROFESSIONAL STUDIO PRACTICES (3 credits)

This is a capstone course for the Studio Arts area that includes book arts, ceramics, drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture and media (2D, 3D, and Media). During the semester, students will learn the administrative component that is essential for cultivating and maintaining a sustainable studio practice in art. Activities include writing artist statements, an artist curriculum vitae alongside participating in the simulated arts activities of applying for an exhibition and artist grant and understanding the benefits and liabilities of social media.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): Students must be of Junior standing. Not open to non-degree graduate students.

ART 4130  MEDIA ART III (3 credits)

This is a digital studio course for students interested in exploring interactive digital projects using current or emerging technologies. The course includes both fine art and applied uses of digital art through the development of individual and group projects using digital and electronic media means.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): ART 3120 or permission of instructor.

ART 4140  CGI: COMPUTER GENERATED IMAGERY II (3 credits)

This course is a continuation of principles and practices introduced in ART 3140. The goal of this course is intended for experienced students to create projects that explore advanced principles and aesthetic considerations of computer generated imagery and interactive 3d virtual spaces.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): ART 3140 or permission of the instructor.

ART 4150  GRAPHIC DESIGN 2 (3 credits)

A continuation of the Graphic Design sequence, Graphic Design 2 is an advanced course utilizing the knowledge and skills acquired in Graphic Design 1. In Graphic Design 2 students apply acquired knowledge and skills to solve design problems for more complex systems. Intermediate digital skills are paired with intermediate production and materials problems as students complete product and package design systems. These design systems are then paired with companion web and video components. Additionally, students continue their study of professional practices and presentation skills.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): ART 3130, or permission of instructor.

ART 4160  GRAPHIC DESIGN 3 (3 credits)

A continuation of the Graphic Design sequence, Graphic Design 3 is an advanced, professional simulation course utilizing the knowledge and skills acquired in Graphic Design 1 and 2. Working individually and in teams, students create large-scale design systems over multiple communications channels for consumer product or services. The course culminates in a thesis presentation with accompanying brand book.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): ART 4150, or permission of instructor.

ART 4170  GRAPHIC DESIGN STUDIO (3 credits)

A continuation of the Graphic Design sequence, Design Studio is an advanced, capstone course utilizing the knowledge and skills acquired in Graphic Design 1, 2, and 3. Working individually and in teams, students design thesis research projects, create professional portfolios, present their work to the public, and work on client projects for on and off-campus organizations.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): ART 4160, or permission of instructor.

ART 4180  ADVANCED DIGITAL GAME DESIGN (3 credits)

This course provides an advanced experience to digital game development. It explores all aspects of creating 3d games. Students will work on individual and team projects and will learn concept art, pre-production planning, prototyping and testing while working towards creating completed games using a three dimensional platform.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): ART 3140 and ART 3170 or permission of the instructor Not open to non-degree graduate students.

ART 4190  GAME DESIGN STUDIO (3 credits)

This course provides a capstone study in game development. It explores game design, game prototyping, finalization, distribution and promotion. Students will work in teams to conceptualize, pitch, prototype, and present an audience ready game.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): ART 4180, or permission of instructor. Not open to non-degree graduate students.

ART 4210  PRINTED BOOKS (3 credits)

This course covers the invention of moveable type through the refinement in printing styles and technology to the present age.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): ART 3220 and ART 3230 or permission of instructor.

ART 4300  SECONDARY ART METHODS (3 credits)

This course is the study of theory, methods, art curriculum content, and recent research in art education relative to art education in middle and high school settings. Lab fee required

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): TED 2400 & TED 2404, PPST, K-12 ART/ED majors only. Junior standing.

ART 4310  ADVANCED SCULPTURE (3 credits)

Advanced work in area of student's choice with facilities for oxyacetylene welding, arc welding and wood working. Lab fee required. (Cross-listed with ART 8316.)

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): ART 3310

ART 4320  BFA INDEPENDENT STUDY I (3 credits)

This course is an advanced individualized study in studio art concentration area of Ceramics, Drawing, Hand Produced Book, Sculpture, Painting, Printmaking or Graphic Design.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): Advanced level courses in area of concentration, and permission of instructor.

ART 4330  BFA INDEPENDENT STUDY II (3 credits)

BFA II is the second semester of an advanced individualized study in a studio art concentration area of Ceramics, Drawing, Hand Produced Book, Sculpture, Painting, Printmaking or Graphic Design. Lab fee required.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): Completion of ART 4320 (BFA I ) in the area of emphasis.

ART 4340  BFA INDEPENDENT STUDY III (3 credits)

This course is the continuation of BFA II for the advanced individualized study in studio art concentration area of Ceramics, Drawing, Hand Produced Book, Sculpture, Painting, Printmaking or Graphic Design. This course is only used if, for some reason the student is unable to proceed to BFA Thesis after completing BFA II. Lab fee required.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): Completion of ART 4320 and 4330 and permission of instructor as this course is only used when the student is unable to proceed to the BFA Thesis.

ART 4350  TRENDING TOPICS IN ART EDUCATION (3 credits)

This is a series of intensive courses dealing with the theory and practice of current trends in art education designed specifically for pre-service art teachers. These courses are scheduled as special seminars or workshops according to purpose. Lab fee may be required.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): TED 2400, TED 2404, and PRAXIS Core; K-12 ART/ED majors only. Junior standing or to be determined by the instructor based upon the preparation required for an adequate understanding of the material of the course.

ART 4410  ADVANCED PAINTING (3 credits)

Advanced instruction in oil painting permits students the time and environment to work and develop individually. Emphasis on developing cohesive body of work as continuation from work done in Intermediate painting. Knowledge of contemporary painting integral to painting practice. Lab fee required. (Cross-listed with ART 8416.)

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): ART 3420

ART 4420  BFA THESIS (3 credits)

This course is the culmination of the BFA process with an individually designed study in studio art concentration area of Ceramics, Drawing, Hand Produced Book, Sculpture, Painting, Printmaking or Graphic Design. A faculty committee and thesis exhibition are required for completion of this course. Lab fee required.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): Completion of ART 4320 and ART 4330 and permission of instructor.

ART 4440  INDEPENDENT STUDY IN STUDIO ART (1-3 credits)

This course is an independent study with variable credit for studio art students who have already taken the most advanced level course in their chosen degree program.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): This course requires permission from instructor.

ART 4510  ADVANCED TECHNIQUES IN PRINTMAKING (3 credits)

This course allows students to develop their skills in both lithography and intaglio and the color processes for each printmaking technique. Lab fee required. (Cross-listed with ART 8516.)

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): ART 3510

ART 4530  ART INTERNSHIP (1-3 credits)

A tutored internship at a local arts institution that will introduce students to following areas of concentration: Curatorial Collections Research, Education Outreach, and Preparation/Installation. Working as an Artist 's Studio Assistant or in the areas of Web page design or graphic design are also appropriate internship projects. Ideally, the internship should provide the student with an opportunity to gain pre-professional experiences and skills. It should also increase his or her awareness of current issues and practices within the field of art.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): Reserved for studio art (BASA & BFA), Art Education, or Art History majors; junior standing & min GPA of 3.0. Permission of Faculty Advisor & Intern Sponsor required. Advanced art history, art education, or studio courses may be required.

ART 4610  ADVANCED CERAMICS (3 credits)

This course will consist of advanced work on the potter's wheel, casting and preparations in glaze composition, as well as loading and firing of a high-fire kiln. Lab fee required. (Cross-listed with ART 8616.)

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): ART 3610

ART 4700  CROSS-CULTURAL ART HISTORY FOR TEACHERS (3 credits)

An exploration of the arts of five cultures: Pre-Colombian, Native American, African, Asian and European. A comparative approach will be taken to allow students to explore the reasons for making art and its relationship to the religion, politics and everyday life of the cultures. The influence of these cultures on contemporary American art will also be explored. Lab fee required. (Cross-listed with ART 8706.)

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): Junior standing or permission of instructor. Lab fee required.

ART 4730  CLASSICAL ART HISTORY (3 credits)

A study of painting, sculpture, architecture and minor arts of the classical world beginning with Cycladic art and including Minoan, Mycenaean, Greek, Etruscan and Roman art through 300 A.D. Lab fee required. (Cross-listed with ART 8736.)

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): ART 2050 and Junior or permission.

ART 4750  LATE ROMAN AND BYZANTINE ART HISTORY (3 credits)

A study of painting, sculpture and architecture of the Eastern Roman Empire from the founding of Constantinople, and of Western Europe from the time of Constantine to the dissolution of the Western Roman Empire. Lab fee required. (Cross-listed with ART 8756.)

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): ART 2050 and junior standing, or permission.

ART 4770  EARLY MEDIEVAL ART (3 credits)

This course provides a study of painting, sculpture and architecture of Western Medieval Art.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): ART 2050 and junior or permission. Lab fee required.

ART 4780  LATE MEDIEVAL ART HISTORY (3 credits)

This course is a study of painting, sculpture and architecture of the European Middle Age periods of Romanesque and Gothic Art.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): ART 2050 and Junior. Lab fee required. Not open to non-degree graduate students.

ART 4810  NORTHERN EUROPEAN RENAISSANCE ART HISTORY (3 credits)

This course is a study of the paintings, sculpture and architecture during the 14th, 15th and 16th centuries in France, the Low Countries, Germany, Spain and England. . Lab fee required.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): ART 2060 and junior standing, or permission. Not open to non-degree graduate students.

ART 4830  ITALIAN RENAISSANCE ART HISTORY (3 credits)

Study of painting, sculpture and architecture in Italy during the 14th, 15th and 16th centuries. (Cross-listed with ART 8836.)

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): ART 2060 and junior or permission. Lab fee required.

ART 4850  BAROQUE AND ROCOCO ART HISTORY (3 credits)

This course is a study of painting, sculpture and architecture in Europe during the 17th and 18th centuries. Lab fee required. (Cross-listed with ART 8856.)

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): ART 2060 and Junior or permission.

ART 4880  MODERN ART I (ART OF EUROPE AND THE AMERICAS, 1850-1920) (3 credits)

A study of the most significant developments in European art and architecture dating from the early Modern period and examined in varied contexts (artistic, religious, political, economic, etc.). (Cross-listed with ART 8886.)

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): For Fine Arts majors, completion of ART 2050 & ART 2060 plus junior standing. For non-majors, junior standing and permission of the instructor are required. Lab fee required.

ART 4890  MODERN ART II (ART OF EUROPE AND THE AMERICAS, 1918-1968) (3 credits)

This course explores the major artistic movements and artists active in Europe and the Americas between the end of WWI and the Vietnam Era circa 1968. (Cross-listed with ART 8896.)

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): For Fine Arts majors, completion of Art 2050 & Art 2060 plus junior standing. For non-majors, junior standing and permission of the instructor are required. Lab fee required.

ART 4900  CONTEMPORARY ART HISTORY SINCE 1968 (3 credits)

This course introduces contemporary visual arts in a global context from 1968 to the present with topics of discussion including art, aesthetics, politics, gender and sexuality, race and economics. (Cross-listed with ART 8906.)

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): For Fine Arts majors, completion of Art 2050 & Art 2060 plus junior standing. For non-majors, junior standing and permission of the instructor are required. Lab fee required.

ART 4910  INDEPENDENT STUDY IN ART HISTORY (1-3 credits)

This course is an independent research project under the direct supervision of the sponsoring faculty member, generally involving the writing of a paper. Lab fee required.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): Art History major in upper division and permission of instructor.

ART 4920  ART IN THEORY AND IN PRACTICE SINCE 1900 (3 credits)

This course introduces BFA students to the essential theories and critical positions that have shaped the practice of contemporary art in the West since 1900. It also addresses the purpose and nature of the artist's statement, the studio critique, the exhibition, and professionally written art criticism.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): Acceptance in BFA program, ART 2050 & ART 2060, & ART 4890 or ART 4900. Other students will need instructor's permission. Students not meeting the min qualifications or instructor's permission will be dropped. Not open to non-degree graduate students.

ART 4930  SPECIAL TOPICS IN ART HISTORY (3 credits)

These illustrated lecture courses deal with a limited topic in the field of art history. The course may be coordinated with an external event such as an exhibition, publication or study trip. Lab fee required. (Cross-listed with ART 8936)

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): ART 2060 or instructor permission.

ART 4940  ART HISTORY METHODS (3 credits)

This is a seminar course surveying major developments in aesthetics and selected problems in the discipline of Art History. Lab fee required.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): ART 1050 and ART 1060 and preferably, one other art history course. Required of all art history majors.

ART 4950  ART CRITICISM (3 credits)

This course is a seminar in art criticism with attention to the act of writing art criticism.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): ART 2050; 2060 or permission of instructor.

ART 4990  ART HISTORY THESIS (1 credit)

Art History majors will revise a scholarly paper from an upper-level Art History course in order to obtain a well-written and thoroughly researched paper (20 pages) to submit as part of a graduate school application. Students will also give a required 20-minute oral presentation.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): Senior standing in Art History and completion of or concurrent enrollment in ART 3760 (Art History Seminar) or Art 4940 (Art History Methods) plus the approval of the Art History faculty.