Art (ARTS)

ARTS 101 INTRODUCTION TO STUDIO (4 credits)

Image management, design, critical approaches and creative studio practices in a variety of media.

Total Course fees: $75.00

(CREATIVE STUDIES)

ARTS 102 2D DESIGN (4 credits)

Compositional design, critical approaches and creative studio practices in a variety of media.

Total Course fees: $75.00

(CREATIVE STUDIES)

ARTS 103 3D DESIGN (4 credits)

Spatial design, critical approaches and creative studio practices in a variety of media.

Total Course fees: $75.00

(CREATIVE STUDIES)

ARTS 110 INTRODUCTION TO VISUAL STUDIES (4 credits)

Introductory survey examining critical approaches to interpreting imagery in diverse cultural contexts throughout history. Intended to develop an awareness of the power of visual materials, including advertising and propaganda, within the socio-cultural, political, philosophical and economic forces that encode imagery with meaning.

Total Course fees: $25.00

(CREATIVE STUDIES, INDIVID/SYSTEMS/SOCIETIES)

ARTS 120 DRAWING (4 credits)

Fundamentals of gesture, value, contour, and perspective drawing in various media. Expressive,critical and thematic development.

Total Course fees: $75.00

(CREATIVE STUDIES)

ARTS 198 SPECIAL TOPICS: JAN TERM TRAVEL (4 credits)

Topics vary according to faculty availability. Past topics have included Contemporary Art in Vienna, Catalonia Drawing and Painting Expedition, Visual and Theatre Arts in London. Offered only as student interest and university resources permit. May be repeated once for credit with a different topic.

ARTS 210 SURVEY OF NON-WESTERN ART (4 credits)

Introductory survey covering non-European artistic traditions. Intended to develop an awareness of diverse cultures through analysis of art works in various media.

Total Course fees: $25.00

(CREATIVE STUDIES, GLOBAL PLURALISM)

ARTS 214 HISTORY OF PHOTOGRAPHY (4 credits)

Study of the history of photography from its invention to its prominence in the contemporary art world. Emphasis on photography as a form of artistic expression but also considers photojournalism and documentary uses of photographs. Emphasis on major movements such as pictorialism, new objectivity, and postmodernism.

Total Course fees: $25.00

(CREATIVE STUDIES, VITAL PAST)

ARTS 230 CERAMICS (4 credits)

Skill building course examines processes and materials of ceramics. Emphasis on the basics of hand building, throwing on the wheel, clay and glaze formation, various firing techniques and kiln construction.

Total Course fees: $75.00

Prerequisites: ARTS 101, ARTS 102 or ARTS 103, or consent of instructor.

(CREATIVE STUDIES)

ARTS 240 BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOGRAPHY (4 credits)

Basics of creative black and white photography: camera operations, principles of exposure, darkroom technique, visual elements of design, and introduction to historical and contemporary trends.

Total Course fees: $75.00

(CREATIVE STUDIES)

ARTS 242 DIGITAL ART (4 credits)

Introduction to basic graphic composition through use of digital programs such as Photoshop and Illustrator. Principles of image capture, basic web design and printing. Emphasis placed on an approach of using the computer as an expressive tool.

Total Course fees: $75.00

Prerequisites: ARTS 102 or consent of instructor.

(CREATIVE STUDIES)

ARTS 243 DIGITAL COLOR PHOTOGRAPHY (4 credits)

Basics of creative digital color photography: camera operations, principles of exposure, digital editing, printing, composition and an introduction to historical and contemporary trends in digital photography.

Total Course fees: $75.00

Prerequisites: ARTS 102 or consent of instructor.

(CREATIVE STUDIES)

ARTS 244 EXPERIMENTAL FILM PRODUCTION (4 credits)

Introduction of experimental film including production techniques, historical analysis, and theoretical issues. Requires student subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud.

Total Course fees: $50.00

Prerequisites: ARTS 101, ARTS 102, ARTS 103, or consent of instructor.

(CREATIVE STUDIES)

ARTS 245 BOOK ARTS (4 credits)

Introduction to creating artist books, bookbinding, digital layouts and basic typography.

Total Course fees: $75.00

Prerequisites: ARTS 102 or consent of instructor.

(CREATIVE STUDIES)

ARTS 250 SCULPTURE (4 credits)

Introduction to the fundamentals of sculpture including understanding of communicative power of form and material. Emphasis on communicating ideas through sculpture and engaging historical, cultural and aesthetic aspects of sculpture.

Total Course fees: $75.00

Prerequisites: ARTS 101, ARTS 102 or ARTS 103, or consent of instructor.

(CREATIVE STUDIES)

ARTS 260 PAINTING (4 credits)

Painting techniques and studio practices in aqueous media (acrylic) attending to distinct approaches and modalities. Thematic and critical development.

Total Course fees: $75.00

Prerequisites: ARTS 101 or ARTS 102, ARTS 120 or consent of instructor.

(CREATIVE STUDIES)

ARTS 280 ALTERNATIVE MEDIA (4 credits)

Studio in mixed and non-traditional media art and related theory, critical analysis and practices. Studio projects may include performance, installation and electronic art forms.

Total Course fees: $75.00

Prerequisites: ARTS 101 or ARTS 102 or ARTS 103 or consent of instructor.

(CREATIVE STUDIES)

ARTS 298 SPECIAL TOPICS: JAN TERM TRAVEL (4 credits)

Topics vary according to faculty availability. Past topics have included Contemporary Art in Vienna, Catalonia Drawing and Painting Expedition, Visual and Theatre Arts in London. Offered only as student interest and university resources permit. May be repeated once for credit with a different topic.

ARTS 310 MODERN ART 1874-1956 (4 credits)

The development of visual arts from Impressionism to Abstract Expressionism. Emphasis on major movements such as Cubism, Dada and Surrealism.

Total Course fees: $25.00

Prerequisites: INQS 125.

(CREATIVE STUDIES, GLOBAL PLURALISM, MAJOR WRITING INTENSIVE, VITAL PAST)

ARTS 311 ART SINCE 1956 (4 credits)

The development of the visual arts from the rise of Pop Art and Minimalism to the present day. Emphasis on major movements such as Conceptual Art, Neo-Expressionism and Postmodern Art.

Total Course fees: $25.00

Prerequisites: INQS 125.

(CREATIVE STUDIES, GLOBAL PLURALISM, VITAL PAST)

ARTS 314 HISTORY VIDEO AND DIGITAL ART (4 credits)

The development of video, digital and electronic art from the beginnings of video art to current trends in digital art. Emphasis on technology in the visual arts such as screen-based media and computer-aided design (CAD).

Total Course fees: $25.00

Prerequisites: INQS 125.

(CREATIVE STUDIES, MAJOR WRITING INTENSIVE, VITAL PAST)

ARTS 315 TOPICS IN VISUAL STUDIES (4 credits)

Selected topics, such as representations of gender in the fashion industry, trends in socially engaged art or imagery in video games.

Total Course fees: $25.00

Prerequisites: INQS 125.

(CREATIVE STUDIES, VITAL PAST)

ARTS 320 APPROACHES TO THE FIGURE (4 credits)

Expressive, technical, critical and thematic development working from the human figure in a variety of media.

Total Course fees: $100.00

Prerequisites: ARTS 120 or consent of instructor.

(CREATIVE STUDIES)

ARTS 325 SCIENTIFIC ILLUSTRATION (ALSO LISTED AS HSCI 325) (3 credits)

Application of the scientific method of the artistic process to increase visual awareness of scientific subject matter.

Total Course fees: $30.00

Prerequisites: ARTS 120 and BIOL 210 or instructor consent.

(CREATIVE STUDIES)

ARTS 330 TOPICS IN CERAMICS (4 credits)

Topics include glaze calculation, mold making and slip casting, sculptural and architectural ceramics, advanced vessel production. Situates and highlights lineage of contemporary ceramics, and broadens conceptual framework of individual practice. Thematic focus differs each offering. Repeatable for credit.

Total Course fees: $75.00

Prerequisites: ARTS 230 or consent of instructor.

(CREATIVE STUDIES)

ARTS 340 TOPICS IN BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOGRAPHY (4 credits)

Advanced techniques of creative photography: camera operations, principles of exposure, darkroom technique, visual elements of design, and study of historical and contemporary trends. Thematic focus differs each offering. Repeatable for credit.

Total Course fees: $75.00

Prerequisites: ARTS 240 or consent of instructor.

(CREATIVE STUDIES)

ARTS 342 TOPICS IN DIGITAL ART (4 credits)

Advanced techniques in graphic composition and emerging technology in the visual arts through a semester long independent project. Thematic focus differs each offering. Repeatable for credit.

Total Course fees: $75.00

Prerequisites: ARTS 102 and ARTS 242, or consent of instructor.

(CREATIVE STUDIES)

ARTS 343 TOPICS IN DIGITAL COLOR PHOTOGRAPHY (4 credits)

Advanced creative digital color photography: camera operations, principles of exposure. Focus on developing a personal style and integrating content with imagery. Emphasis on photography as an expressive medium. Thematic focus differs each offering. Repeatable for credit.

Total Course fees: $75.00

Prerequisites: ARTS 243 or consent of instructor.

(CREATIVE STUDIES)

ARTS 344 EXPERIMENTAL FILM PRODUCTION II (4 credits)

Advanced digital film production techniques for experimental film. Intensive experimentation with narrative, structure/form, and the line between fact and fiction. Requires student subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud.

Total Course fees: $50.00

Prerequisites: ARTS 244 or consent of instructor.

(CREATIVE STUDIES)

ARTS 350 TOPICS IN SCULPTURE (4 credits)

Topics include assembled form, carving, casting, installation, large scale and public sculpture. Situates and highlights the lineage of contemporary sculpture and broadens the conceptual framework of individual practice. Thematic focus differs each offering. Repeatable for credit.

Total Course fees: $75.00

Prerequisites: ARTS 250 or consent of instructor.

(CREATIVE STUDIES)

ARTS 360 TOPICS IN PAINTING (4 credits)

Advanced painting techniques and studio practices in aqueous media (acrylic) attending to distinct approaches and modalities. Thematic and critical development.

Total Course fees: $75.00

Prerequisites: ARTS 260 or consent of instructor.

(CREATIVE STUDIES)

ARTS 369 THE PAINTER-PRINTMAKER (4 credits)

Integrative portfolio development in painting, drawing and printmaking. May be repeated for credit.

Total Course fees: $100.00

Prerequisites: ARTS 101, ARTS 102, ARTS 120, and ARTS 360, or consent of the instructor.

ARTS 380 TOPICS IN ALTERNATIVE MEDIA (4 credits)

Advanced studio practice in mixed and non-traditional art media. Student-designed projects may include performance, installation, and electronic art forms. Thematic focus differs each offering. Repeatable for credit.

Total Course fees: $75.00

Prerequisites: ARTS 280.

ARTS 382 CREATIVE DEVELOPMENT STUDIO (4 credits)

Develop art or craft medium or media through mentored work, critical thinking. Intended for OCE online students. OFFERED THROUGH ONLINE AND CONTINUING EDUCATION (OCE) ONLY.

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor.

(CREATIVE STUDIES)

ARTS 385 DIGITAL ART PORTFOLIO I (2 credits)

Portfolio development in a digital medium or combination of digital media. Emphasis on critical development, studio practices, visual, oral and written coherence toward a unified body of work.

Total Course fees: $75.00

Prerequisites: ARTS 101, ARTS 102, ARTS 103, ARTS 110, ARTS 120 and ARTS 242, or consent of instructor.

ARTS 386 DIGITAL ART PORTFOLIO II (2 credits)

Portfolio development in a digital medium or combination of digital media. Emphasis on critical development, studio practices, visual, oral and written coherence toward a unified body of work.

Total Course fees: $75.00

Prerequisites: ARTS 385 or consent of instructor.

ARTS 390 PORTFOLIO I (2 credits)

Portfolio development in any medium or combination of media. Emphasis on critical development, studio practices, visual, oral and written coherence toward a unified body of work. Students seeking entrance must present a portfolio in advance to a panel of art professors.

Total Course fees: $75.00

Prerequisites: ARTS 101, 102, 103, 110, 120 plus at least two 200-level studios classes, or consent of instructor.

ARTS 391 PORTFOLIO II (2 credits)

Portfolio development in any medium or combination of media. Emphasis on critical development, studio practices, visual, oral and written coherence toward a unified body of work. Students seeking entrance must present a portfolio in advance to a panel of art professors.

Total Course fees: $75.00

Prerequisites: ARTS 390 or consent of instructor.

ARTS 395 GALLERY MANAGEMENT AND CURATORIAL PRACTICES (2 credits)

Introduction to the standard concepts and techniques of business and gallery management and curatorial practices which include: curating and mounting exhibitions, coordinating press, working with artists and serving as a docent. May be repeated once for credit.

Total Course fees: $40.00

Prerequisites: ARTS 101 or consent of instructor.

ARTS 398 SPECIAL TOPICS: JAN TERM TRAV (4 credits)

Topics vary according to faculty availability. Past topics have included Contemporary Art in Vienna, Catalonia Drawing and Painting Expedition, Visual and Theatre Arts in London. Offered only as student interest and university resources permit. May be repeated once for credit with a different topic.

Prerequisites: IDST 098 previous fall.

ARTS 439 PEER INSTRUCTION (1-5 credits)

Advanced study opportunity for outstanding students to assist faculty members in the classroom or studio. Focus on course content and pedagogy. Repeatable for credit.

(EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING)

ARTS 480 INDEPENDENT STUDY (1-5 credits)

Program of directed tutorial reading or studio project relating to the special interests of the student and supervised by a department faculty member. Lab fees adjusted based on project materials.

Prerequisites: One of the following depending on nature of project: ARTS 101, ARTS 102, ARTS 103 or ARTS 110; and consent of instructor.

ARTS 487 ART INTERNSHIP (1-5 credits)

Supervised work at an agency, gallery or other establishment using technical or organizational skills related to the visual arts.

Prerequisites: Department consent.

(EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING)

ARTS 490 THESIS I (2 credits)

Integrative seminar for majors planning post-graduate work in studio art. Students produce a cohesive body of work and related critical papers and artist statements.

Total Course fees: $75.00

Prerequisites: ARTS 391 or consent of instructor.

ARTS 491 THESIS II (2 credits)

Continuation of ARTS 490.

Total Course fees: $75.00

Prerequisites: ARTS 490 or consent of instructor.

ARTS 498 SPECIAL TOPICS: JAN TERM TRAVEL (4 credits)

Topics vary according to faculty availability. Past topics have included Contemporary Art in Vienna, Catalonia Drawing and Painting Expedition, Visual and Theatre Arts in London. Offered only as student interest and university resources permit. May be repeated once for credit with a different topic.