Art and Design Courses Available

ARTD 101 : Drawing I, AR

A course dealing with the basic techniques and media of drawing. (4)

ARTD 102 : 2D Design/Color Theory - AR

This course combines course work in color and composition. Students will develop a better understanding in pictorial composition, color theory, patterning, materials, and methods in the two-dimensional arts, perspective, and a range of conceptual design strategies. Required for all B.A./B.F.A. majors. (4)

ARTD 110 : Graphic Design 1 - AR

An introduction to design through the study of basic techniques, color theory, and composition. (4)

ARTD 180 : History of Western Art I - AR

A survey tracing the development of Western art and architecture from prehistory to the end of the Middle Ages. (4)

ARTD 181 : History of Western Art II - AR

A survey of Western art and architecture from the Renaissance to the 20th century. (4)

ARTD 190 : FYEP190: Inquiry Seminar

A four-credit seminar to introduce students to the methods and topics of study within a particular academic discipline or field. Students practice the academic skills that are at the center of the General Education Program. (4)

ARTD 201 : Drawing 2: Figure Drawing - AR

Drawing taken beyond the basics of 101. Expansion of media forms and solutions to compositional problems. Possibility of pursuing special individual interests, with permission. Prerequisite: ARTD 101 or consent of instructor. (4)

ARTD 202 : 3D Design - AR

Students will develop an understanding in three-dimensional design with an emphasis on spatial awareness, problem-solving, and the many varieties of sculptural form. Required for all B.A. and B.F.A. majors. (4)

ARTD 210 : Graphic Design 2

An investigation of the process of creative problem solving in a methodical and organized manner. Includes projects in a variety of design areas. Prerequisite: ARTD 110 or consent of instructor. (4)

ARTD 220 : Photography I: BW Photography - AR

A studio class in photography as an art form. Primary concentration in basic camera and darkroom techniques. Students produce a portfolio of prints with an emphasis on creative expression and experimentation. (4)

ARTD 230 : Ceramics 1 - AR

Introduction to ceramic materials, tools, and techniques including hand-built and wheel-thrown methods and glaze application. Includes a survey of ceramic art. (4)

ARTD 250 : Sculpture 1 - AR

Focus on techniques and processes in various mediums with attention to conceptualization and craftsmanship in three-dimensional space. Metal, wood, plaster, synthetics, video, and tools used in fabrication processes. Includes a video survey of contemporary and historical artists. (4)

ARTD 280 : Art Methodology and Theory - AR

Explores art historical and critical methods used for the analysis of art, including formalism, iconography, iconology, economic/social contexts, psychology, feminism, and structuralism/semiotics. Relates methods to broader cultural theories from Kant to Edward Said. (4)

ARTD 287 : Special Topics in Art - AR

To provide undergraduate students with new, one-time, and developing courses not yet available in the regular curriculum. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as ST: followed by the specific title designated by the academic unit. (1 to 4)

ARTD 288 : Special Topics in Art - AR

To provide undergraduate students with new, one-time, and developing courses not yet available in the regular curriculum. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as ST: followed by the specific title designated by the academic unit. (1 to 4)

ARTD 289 : Special Topics in Art - AR

To provide undergraduate students with new, one-time, and developing courses not yet available in the regular curriculum. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as ST: followed by the specific title designated by the academic unit. (1 to 4)

ARTD 291 : Directed Study

To provide individual undergraduate students with introductory study not available in the regular curriculum. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as DS: followed by the specific title designated by the student. (1 to 4)

ARTD 310 : Graphics Design 3

Design and execution of printed materials; emphasis on technical procedures and problems in mass communication. Prerequisite: ARTD 210 or consent of instructor. (4)

ARTD 315 : The Art of the Book I - AR

This studio course explores the history, aesthetics and creative dimensions of book design and typography. Prerequisite: Declared PPA minor or permission of instructor. Cross-listed with PPAP 321, ENGL 313. (4)

ARTD 320 : Photography 2: Digital Photography - AR

An introduction to computer-assisted photography in which students learn applications, develop aesthetic strategies, and engage the ethical issues of this new technology. Emphasis on creative exploration and problem solving within the Macintosh environment. May be taken twice. (4)

ARTD 330 : Ceramics 2

Advanced techniques in ceramic construction and experiments in glaze formation. Focus on form and craftsmanship. Prerequisite: ARTD 230 or consent of the instructor. (4)

ARTD 355 : 3D Digital Modeling - AR

An introduction to three-dimensional modeling. Students will learn to design and manipulate objects in 3D digital space. (4)

ARTD 365 : Painting I

Media and techniques of painting in oil or acrylics. Prerequisite: ARTD 101. (4)

ARTD 370 : Printmaking 1

Methods and media of fine art printmaking; both hand and photo processes involving lithographics, intaglio, and screen printing. Prerequisite: ARTD 101 or consent of instructor. (4)

ARTD 380 : Modern Art - AR

The development of art from 1900 to the present, with a brief look at European and American antecedents as they apply to contemporary directions. (4)

ARTD 383 : Studies in Art History - AR

A selected area of inquiry, such as a history of American art, Asian art, the work of Picasso, or similar topics. May be repeated for credit. (4)

ARTD 387 : Special Topics in Art - AR

This course in intended for unique opportunities to explore artistic expression, provided by visiting artists or artists in residence who intend to focus on a particular style, element or technique used in creative and artistic expression. (1 to 4)

ARTD 388 : Special Topics in Art - AR

To provide undergraduate students with new, one-time, and developing courses not yet available in the regular curriculum. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as ST: followed by the specific title designated by the academic unit. (1 to 4)

ARTD 389 : Special Topics in Art - AR

To provide undergraduate students with new, one-time, and developing courses not yet available in the regular curriculum. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as ST: followed by the specific title designated by the academic unit. (1 to 4)

ARTD 410 : Graphic Design 4

Design and execution of printed materials; emphasis on technical procedures and problems in mass communication. Explores advanced techniques with multiple color, typography, and other complex problems. Prerequisite: ARTD 310 or consent of instructor. (4)

ARTD 430 : Ceramics 3

Individual research into ceramic construction, kiln operations, experiments in glaze formation, and non-traditional surface treatments. May be taken twice. Prerequisite: ARTD 330. (4)

ARTD 465 : Painting 2

Media and techniques of painting in oil or acrylics. May be taken twice. Prerequisite: ARTD 365 or consent of instructor. (4)

ARTD 466 : Painting 3

Explore and develop student's portfolio of work within the area of painting. Independent project emphasis with instructor's input. Emphasis on student's development of individual style and problem solving. May be taken twice. Prerequisite: ARTD 365 or consent of instructor. (4)

ARTD 470 : Printmaking 2

Methods and media of fine art printmaking; both hand and photo processes involving lithographics, intaglio, and screen printing. May be taken twice. Prerequisite: ARTD 370 or consent of instructor. (4)

ARTD 483 : Studio Practice

This course is focused on the student's individual research towards the capstone exhibition in collaboration with their faculty mentor or advisor. Requires senior standing and may be taken twice for credit. Required for all BFA majors. (1 to 4)

ARTD 484 : Research in Art History - Theory

A tutorial course for major students with research into a particular aspect of art history or theory. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisites: senior status, consent of instructor and program approval by department faculty. (1 to 4)

ARTD 487 : Special Topics in Art

This course is intended for unique opportunities to explore artistic expression provided by visiting artists or artists in residence who intend to focus on a particular style, element, or technique used in creative and artistic expression. (1 to 4)

ARTD 488 : Special Topics in Art - AR

To provide undergraduate students with new, one-time, and developing courses not yet available in the regular curriculum. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as ST: followed by the specific title designated by the academic unit. (1 to 4)

ARTD 489 : Special Topics in Art

To provide undergraduate students with new, one-time, and developing courses not yet available in the regular curriculum. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as ST: followed by the specific title designated by the academic unit. (1 to 4)

ARTD 490 : Gender and Art - A, AR

Studies the effects of race and class on the construction of femininity and masculinity in art and visual culture in the United States and in Europe, with an emphasis on 19th and 20th century modernism. May not be repeated for credit. (4)

ARTD 491 : Independent Studies: Special Projects

Exploration of the possibilities of selected studio areas, including experimental techniques. Emphasis on development of individual styles, media approaches, and problem solutions. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisites: junior status, minimum of two courses at 200 level or above in affected medium with minimum 2.50 GPA, consent of instructor and department chair. (1 to 4)

ARTD 495 : Internship

To permit undergraduate students to relate theory and practice in a work situation. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as Intern: followed by the specific title designated by the instructor in consultation with the student. (1 to 12)

ARTD 499A : Keystone - SR

This "Keystone" course is intended for upper-division students to develop the process of educational assessment and program competencies. Focus is on integrating student learning objectives with student experience through initial development of portfolio projects and other assignments. Not repeatable. One of two courses required to fulfill the Senior Seminar General Education Element. Recommended as two semester hours. (1 to 4)

ARTD 499B : Capstone - SR

Capstone course for undergraduate degrees in the Department of Art & Design. Focus is on integrating student learning objectives with student experience through development and presentation of portfolio projects and other assignments. One of two courses required to fulfill the Senior Seminar General Education Element. Prerequisite: Must have completed and passed ARTD 499A. Recommended as two semester hours. (1 to 4)

Publishing and Printing Arts

PPAP 301 : The Book in Society

A critical study of the history of book culture and the role of books in modern society. Cross-listed with COMA 321, ENGL 311. (4)

PPAP 302 : Publishing Procedures

A workshop introduction to the world of book publishing, involving students in decisions about what to publish and how to produce it. Cross-listed with COMA 322, ENGL 312. (4)

PPAP 321 : The Art of the Book I - AR

This studio course explores the history, aesthetics, and creative dimensions of book design and typography. Prerequisite: Declared PPA minor or permission of instructor. Cross-listed with ARTD 315, ENGL 313. (4)

PPAP 322 : The Art of the Book II - AR

Individual projects to explore further typography and fine bookmaking. Prerequisite: PPAP 321 / ARTD 315 / ENGL 313 with a B grade or better or permission of instructor. Cross-listed with ENGL 314. (4)

PPAP 491 : Independent Study

To provide individual undergraduate students with advanced study not available in the regular curriculum. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as IS: followed by the specific title designated by the student. (1 to 4)