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Courses for the Art Major

For the bachelor’s degree in Art, a student must complete the general requirements, major requirements, and electives. For information on teacher licensure in Art Pre K-12, see the Teacher Education Handbook.

 

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Art Major
General Education & Degree Requirements not met by major 51 SH


Major Requirements 

ART 1013, 1033, 1413, 2283, 2413, 4413, 4183 21 SH
ART 2013, 2043, 2053, 2063, 2073, 3033, 3043, 3053, 3063, 3073, 3311-3, 3501-3, 4053, 4063, 4501-3(Choose seven courses from the above list, four of which must be at 3000-4000 level) 21 SH
ART 4600 Senior Art Show (solo or group)  0 SH
Electives 33 SH
Totals 126 SH

 

Course Descriptions

ART 1013 Drawing Fundamentals
An introduction to basic drawing techniques and media including the application and safe use of techniques and materials. Classroom exposure to art principles (value, line, composition, etc.) (Alternate Years)


ART 1033 Design Problems
Line, color, texture, and form in a variety of methods and applications including the application and safe use of techniques and materials. One hour lecture, five hours studio per week. (Alternate Years)


ART 1283 Typography Design and History (Same as COM 1283)
An examination of the history of graphic art, fundamental terminology, the five classical type font groups, design elements associated with typography for various media, and preparation for printing. (Alternate years)


ART 1413 Art Appreciation
An introductory study of the visual arts, principles, relationships between art and culture, and history of art. Three hours lecture per week. (Every Year)


ART 2013 Figure Drawing
Drawing from life including the application and safe use of techniques and materials. Emphasis is on developing the ability to comprehend and record the human figure. One hour lecture and five studio hours per week. (Alternate Years)


ART 2043 Printmaking I
An introduction to the fundamentals of printmaking including the application and safe use of techniques and materials. Various printmaking processes will be explored. (Alternate Years)


ART 2053 Painting I
An introduction to painting including the application and safe use of techniques and materials. The student will paint directly from figures, still life, and landscapes. One hour lecture, seven hours studio per week. (Alternate years)


ART 2063 Ceramic Hand-building
The fundamentals of ceramics, hand-building, and glazing and acquainting the student with ceramic materials, techniques, and philosophy including the application and safe use of techniques and materials. (Every Year)


ART 2073 Sculpture I
A study of the processes and concepts of sculpture including the application and safe use of techniques. Experience a variety of media and materials. One hour lecture, five studio hours per week. (Alternate years)


ART 2283 Illustrator and Photoshop (same as COM 2283)
An introduction to computer graphics using Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop. (Alternate Years)


ART 2413 Studies in Modern Art
Lectures focusing on selected movements of late nineteenth and twentieth century art. (Alternate Years)

 

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ART 3033 Photography
A beginning photography class using digital applications with an emphasis on visual aesthetics and communication. (Alternate Years)

 

ART 3043 Printmaking II
A continuation of ART 2043 including the application and safe use of techniques. One hour lecture, 5 hours studio per week. Prerequisite: Art 2043. (Alternate Years)

 

ART 3053 Painting II
A continuation of ART 2053 including the application and safe use of techniques and materials. Nine hours studio per week. Prerequisite: ART 2053. (Alternate Years)

 

ART 3063 Ceramics on the Wheel
The fundamentals of ceramics on the wheel including the application and safe use of techniques and materials. Glazing, firing, and other ceramic techniques will be explored. One hour lecture, seven studio hours per week. (Every Year)

 

ART 3073 Sculpture II
A continuation of ART 2073 including the application and safe use of techniques. One hour lecture, seven studio hours per week. (Alternate years)

 

ART 3283 QuarkXPress & InDesign (Same as COM 3283)
An introduction to computer graphic page layout using QuarkXPress and InDesign. (Alternate years)

 

ART 3311, 3312, 3313 Internship in Art
See criteria for internships on p. 145. (On Demand)

 

ART 3501, 3502, 3503 Directed Study in Art
This course offers the student the opportunity to explore topics of interest under the direction of a faculty member. Variable credit. Prerequisite: JR Standing. (On Demand)

 

ART 4053 Advanced Painting/Drawing (max. 12 credits)
Advanced work in painting, with an emphasis on individual development. Prerequisite: Art 3053. (On Demand)

 

ART 4063 Advanced Ceramics (max. 12 credits)
Advanced work in ceramics, with an emphasis on individual development. Prerequisite: Art 3063. (On Demand)

 

ART 4183 Portfolio Presentation
The student will develop a professional portfolio with slides, resume, cover letter, and artist statement. JR/SR Standing. (Alternate Years)

 

ART 4283 Dreamweaver & Flash (Same as COM 4283)
An introduction to Web design using Dreamweaver and Flash. (Alternate years)

 

ART 4413 Contemporary Art History and Criticism
A study of contemporary art and art criticism and aesthetics. The class will include describing, interpreting, evaluating, and theorizing contemporary art forms. (Alternate Years)

 

ART 4501, 4502, 4503 Special Topics in Art
The student will engage in class instruction, research, and analysis of specific topics with a view to providing a more in depth knowledge and understanding of such areas of concern. Prerequisite: JR/SR Standing. (On Demand)

 

ART 4600 Senior Art Show
A capstone experience for Art Majors.

 

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