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  • 1301/ARTS 1301 Introduction to Art (3-0). A course designed to lead to a basic understanding and increased enjoyment of the visual arts. For non-art majors/minors only. Option for education majors with an art emphasis.

    1302 Primary Art (3-0). A course designed to convey essential artistic concepts, design principles, and theoretical aspects as related to an un­derstanding of the visual arts and how this understanding applies to the development of the child and his/her potential creativity.

    1305 Art and Film (3-0). A survey of the use of the visual arts in film, from the earliest days to current trends. This course is intended for non-art majors.

    1321/ARTS 1311 Design I (0-6). The study of the organization of visual elements and principles of design.

    1322/ARTS 1312 Design II (0-6). Opportunities in experimentation and analysis of creative design problems.

    2301/ARTS 1303 Art History I (3-0). A survey of architecture, paint­ing, and sculpture from prehistoric times to the Romanesque period of the Middle Ages.

    2302/ARTS 1304 Art History II (3-0). A survey of architecture, paint­ing, and sculpture from the Gothic period of the 13th century through the modern era.

    2311/ARTS 1316 Drawing I (0-6). Fundamentals of drawing in a variety of media.

    2312/ARTS 1317 Drawing II (0-6). Exercises in drawing in various media and a study of techniques used by historical and contemporary artists.

    2372 Graphic Illustration (0-6). Problems in illustration making use of various media, combined with a study of techniques used in the reproduc­tion methods of the graphic arts industry. Formerly Art 1371.

    2373 Digital Design (0-6). A foundation course centered on the manipula­tion of the elements of art with the use of the computer.

    3311 Drawing III (0-6). Emphasis will be placed on contemporary draw­ing techniques, visual communication, and styles. (May be repeated for credit.)
    Prerequisites: Art 1321, 2311, 2312.

    3312 Figure Drawing (0-6). Focuses on the development of understand­ing the proportions and aspects of the human figure, while encouraging individual interpretation. (May be repeated once for a total of six credit hours with the consent of the instructor.)
    Prerequisites: Art 1321, 2311, 2312.

    3313 Modern Art (3-0). An examination of the development of modern painting and sculpture from the late eighteenth century to the present. Em­phasis is placed on the evolution of style, philosophical content, and histori­cal relevance.

    3315 Italian Renaissance Art (3-0). The development of painting, sculp­ture, and architecture from the late thirteenth century to the end of the six­teenth century. Emphasis is placed on the context of philosophic, social, and theological concepts of the period.

    3317 Modern Architecture (3-0). A study of the development of archi­tectural structure, form, and style and of related historical influences. The course will cover the period from the mid-eighteenth century to the present.

    3319 Greek and Roman Art (3-0). A study of the history of architecture, painting, and sculpture of the classical world.

    3320 American Art (3-0). A study of the development of painting and sculpture in the United States with emphasis placed on artistic significance, stylistic interaction, and social, philosophical, and historic relevance.

    3321 Painting I (0-6). A studio-laboratory study of procedures and pur­poses which develop basic painting techniques.
    Prerequisites: Art 1321, 2311.

    3322 Watercolor I (0-6). A study of the fundamental methods and pro­cedures which are required for working with water soluble paint, especially transparent watercolor.
    Prerequisites: Art 1321, 2311.

    3323 Watercolor II (0-6). A continued study in basic watercolor tech­niques with added emphasis on extended and varied creative approaches. (May be repeated for credit with consent of instructor.) Prerequisite: Art 3322.

    3324 Jewelry (0-6). A studio laboratory that introduces traditional as well as contemporary processes and materials used in the creation of jewelry. Techniques will include sawing, piercing, soldering, bezel setting stones, and development of design application using these skills.
    Prerequisites: Art 1321, 2311.

    3325 Jewelry II (0-6). The development of a personal authentic and con­ceptual direction in metal work focusing on the relationship of surface to form. Casting is introduced and the fabrication process will be continued. (May be repeated for credit with consent of instructor.)
    Prerequisite: Art 3324.

    3327 Fibers (0-6). Structural development of fibers in woven forms as a fine art medium. The use of the frame-loom and non-loom weaves, coiling, twining, and twilling. (May be repeated for credit with consent of instructor.)

    3331 Ceramics I (0-6). Basic techniques of ceramic production; investi­gation into the artistic process of creating ceramic art forms. Emphasis on actual ceramic production.

    3332 Ceramics II (0-6). A continuation of Art 3331. Emphasis on wheel production, glaze formulation, kiln construction, and firing techniques. (May be repeated for credit with consent of instructor.)

    3333 Ceramics III (0-6). An advanced course designed for the exploration of ceramics as a sculptural vehicle. Emphasis is placed on students ability to perceive the relationship between the idea to the finished three dimen­sional sculpture. (May be repeated for credit with consent of instructor.)

    3341 Sculpture I (0-6). A study of the fundamental concepts in form, using clay modeled over armatures and cast in plaster, carving, and as­semblage techniques.

    3361 Printmaking I (0-6). A study of the processes of printing using relief, intaglio, stencil, and planographic methods.

    3362 Printmaking II (0-6). Opportunities for specialization and experi­mentation in printmaking processes. (May be repeated for credit with con­sent of instructor.)

    3371 Typography (0-6). A course designed to explore typographical form in the graphic arts as a means of social and commercial communica­tion. Application of typographical principles and analysis of design will be stressed.

    3372 Layout Concepts (0-6). An introduction to the print industries in­volving a study of layout and paste-up design and the preparation of copy for various printing methods. (May be repeated for credit with consent of instructor.)

    4321 Painting II (0-6). Advanced studio-laboratory study of procedures and purposes which develop painting techniques with emphasis on indi­vidual expression. (May be repeated for credit with consent of instructor.)
    Prerequisite: Art 3321.

    4324 Painting III (0-6). A continuation of the development of painting skills, including use of the human form as subject matter. (May be repeated for credit with consent of the instructor.)
    Prerequisites: Art 3321, 4321.

    4341 Sculpture II (0-6). Studies in sculpture based on fundamental prin­ciples included in Art 3341 but with greater emphasis on individual expres­sion. (May be repeated for credit with consent of instructor.)

    4342 Sculpture III (0-6). Opportunities for specialization in experimental sculpture techniques, including mixed media and installation art. (May be repeated for credit with consent of instructor.)

    4362 Printmaking III (0-6). Opportunities for specialization in etching and various photographic methods of printmaking.

    4370 Advanced Computer Application in the Graphic Arts (0-6). Fo­cuses on the individual creative solutions derived from the use of computer imaging. (May be repeated for credit with consent of instructor.)

    4371 Internships. An in-service program with campus and/or local es­tablishments as assigned on an individual basis. Arrangements for the art internship must be made with the instructor during the semester prior to participation in the internship.
    Prerequisites: Completion of area of specialization and consent of instructor.

    4372 Portfolio Preparation (0-6). Focuses on the development of the student’s individual portfolio. Presentation and marketing skills will be de­veloped. (May be repeated for credit with consent of instructor.)

    4378 New Concepts in Art (3-0 or 0-6). This course will allow students to explore new trends in the visual arts either in the context of a studio labo­ratory experience or within the form of a seminar in which contemporary thought in the visual arts are discussed and analyzed. (May be repeated for credit with consent of instructor.)

    4380 Ceramic Chemistry (0-6). The composition, properties, and use of materials in glazes. Calculation of glaze formulas and batches. Laboratory exercises in development of color and texture. (May be repeated for credit with consent of instructor.)

    4381 Special Topics (3-0 or 0-6). A course dealing with selected topics in art. (May be repeated once for credit when topic varies.)

    4391 Research. A specialized course which may be directed reading or research for superior students majoring in art.
    Prerequisite: Junior standing.