Art Studio (ARTS)

ARTS 500  - Visual Meaning  (4 Credits)  

The analysis, structuring, and production of individual works of art using traditional and non-traditional approaches.

ARTS 501  - Art Business  (3 Credits)  

Business practices for the studio artist. Contracts, portfolio preparation, promotion, alternate professions, museums, galleries, copyright, and shipping will be discussed.

ARTS 510  - Painting I  (6 Credits)  

BFA Painting Capstone course stressing focus on further development of individual approaches to painting culminating in a cohesive body of work and a written thesis defense.

Prerequisites: ARTS 210, ARTS 211, ARTS 310, and ARTS 311.
ARTS 511  - Painting II  (6 Credits)  

BFA Painting Capstone course focusing on further development of individual approaches to painting culminating in a BFA Senior Thesis Exhibition and defense.

Prerequisites: ARTS 510.
ARTS 512  - Introduction to Watercolor  (3 Credits)  

Introduction to traditional and experimental transparent watercolor technique. Encompasses field work at off campus locations.

ARTS 513  - Advanced Watercolor  (3 Credits)  

Advanced study of watercolor and water-based media with emphasis on individual creative expression. Encompasses field work at off campus locations.

ARTS 514  - Workshop: Painting  (4 Credits)  

Advanced study in various painting problems, content varies by title.

ARTS 515  - Printmaking I  (3 Credits)  

Further development of individual approaches to printmaking.

Prerequisites: ARTS 416.
ARTS 516  - Capstone Printmaking I: Professional Practices  (3-6 Credits)  

Professional development practices including preparing a portfolio and oral presentation of work, researching career options, and preparing applications for exhibition and funding opportunities.

Prerequisites: ARTS 215 and one ARTS 300 - ARTS 400 level print course.
ARTS 517  - Capstone Printmaking II: Exhibition  (3-6 Credits)  

Preparing for an exhibition.

Prerequisites: ARTS 215 and one ARTS 300 - ARTS 400 level print course.
ARTS 519  - Workshop: Printmaking  (3 Credits)  

Advanced investigation and analysis of various printmaking techniques. Topic varies by title.

ARTS 520  - Ceramics I  (6 Credits)  

Further development of a personal approach to the ceramic process, supported by an investigation of ceramic history.

Prerequisites: ARTS 421.
ARTS 521  - Ceramics II  (6 Credits)  

Further development of a personal approach to the ceramic process, supported by an investigation of ceramic history.

Prerequisites: ARTS 520.
ARTS 524  - Workshop: Ceramics  (3 Credits)  

Advanced investigation and analysis of problems and methods in ceramics. Topics vary by title.

ARTS 525  - Three-Dimensional Studies I  (3-6 Credits)  

Personal concepts and expressions in various three-dimensional media.

Prerequisites: C or Better in ARTS 425 or ARTS 426.
ARTS 526  - Three-Dimensional Studies II  (3-6 Credits)  

Personal concepts and expressions in various three-dimensional media.

Prerequisites: C or better in ARTS 425 or ARTS 426.
ARTS 529  - Workshop: Three-Dimensional Studies  (3 Credits)  

Investigation and analysis of various three-dimensional concepts, processes, and techniques. Content varies by title.

ARTS 530  - Drawing Capstone I  (3-6 Credits)  

Further development of individual approaches to drawing with emphasis on intellectual and visual perception as content.

Prerequisites: ARTS 431.
ARTS 531  - Drawing Capstone II  (6 Credits)  

Further development of individual drawing with emphasis on intellectual and emotive approaches.

Prerequisites: ARTS 530.
ARTS 532  - Advanced Life Drawing  (3 Credits)  

Human anatomy and instruction in drawing and painting the model from life in a variety of media.

Prerequisites: ARTS 232 or ARTS 233.
ARTS 535  - Fiber Arts I  (3 Credits)  

Advanced study in the processes and materials of fiber arts.

Prerequisites: ARTS 436.
ARTS 536  - Fiber Arts II  (3 Credits)  

Advanced study in the processes and materials of fiber arts.

Prerequisites: ARTS 535.
ARTS 537  - Papermaking  (3 Credits)  

The art and techniques of handmade paper.

ARTS 539  - Workshop: Fiber Arts  (3 Credits)  

Advanced study in various technical aspects of fiber arts. Topic varies by title.

ARTS 545  - Internship in Graphic Design  (4 Credits)  

Work experience at a visual communication place of business.

Prerequisites: C or better in ARTS 346.

Graduation with Leadership Distinction: GLD: Professional and Civic Engagement Internships

ARTS 546  - Graphic Design II  (3 Credits)  

Advanced individual projects in graphic design.

Prerequisites: ARTS 545.
ARTS 555  - Jewelrymaking I  (4 Credits)  

The development of individual directions in jewelrymaking.

Prerequisites: C or better in ARTS 456.
ARTS 556  - Jewelrymaking II  (3 Credits)  

The development of individual directions in jewelrymaking.

Prerequisites: ARTS 555.
ARTS 558  - Crafts  (3 Credits)  

Contemporary applications of traditional craft media, emphasizing the design and conceptual development of works of art.

ARTS 559  - Workshop: Jewelrymaking  (3 Credits)  

Advanced study in various technical aspects of jewelrymaking. Topic varies by title.

ARTS 560  - Photography Thesis: Portfolio  (6 Credits)  

Further development of individual approaches to photography.

Prerequisites: ARTS 460.
ARTS 561  - Photography Thesis: Exhibition  (6 Credits)  

Further development of individual approaches to photography.

Prerequisites: ARTS 461.
ARTS 564  - Workshop: Photography  (4 Credits)  

Advanced investigation and analysis of problems in photography. Topic varies by title.

ARTS 570  - Visual Arts Computing  (3 Credits)  

Advanced visual arts computing techniques on using software such as Photoshop, Studio Pro, and Netscape.

Prerequisites: ARTS 102.
ARTS 590  - Video Art: Theory and Practice  (3 Credits)  

Television as a medium; small format video systems are used in the creation of individual projects.

ARTS 595  - Independent Study  (3 Credits)  

Independent study for advanced undergraduate majors and graduate students in art studio. Approved independent study contract required for enrollment.

ARTS 710  - Painting  (3 Credits)  

A multi-level graduate painting class focusing on field work and studio practice through both individiaul tutorial and group exercises with a painting area faculty member. May be repeated up to a maximum of 15 hours.

ARTS 715  - Printmaking  (3 Credits)  

May be repeated up to a maximum of 15 hours.

ARTS 720  - Ceramics  (3 Credits)  

May be repeated up to a maximum of 15 hours.

ARTS 725  - Three-Dimensional Studies  (3 Credits)  

May be repeated up to a maximum of 15 hours.

ARTS 730  - Drawing  (3 Credits)  

May be repeated up to a maximum of 15 hours.

ARTS 735  - Fiber Arts  (3 Credits)  

May be repeated up to a maximum of 15 hours.

ARTS 760  - Photography  (3 Credits)  

May be repeated up to a maximum of 15 hours.

Prerequisites: ARTS 561.
ARTS 790  - Special Topics in Art  (3 Credits)  

Individually directed studies in art. Content varies with instructor. May be repeated up to a maximum of 9 hours.

ARTS 795  - Independent Study  (3 Credits)  

Independent study for advanced graduate students in art studio. Approved independent study contract required for enrollment.

ARTS 799  - Thesis Preparation  (1-9 Credits)  

May be repeated up to a maximum of 18 hours.

Prerequisites: MFA degree candidate status.
ARTS 810  - Painting  (3 Credits)  

A multi-level graduate level painting class that includes both group seminar and individual tutorial under the direction of a painting area faculty member. The course will address student’s individual initiatives in context of issues in the medium. May be repeated up to a maximum of 18 hours.

Prerequisites: MFA degree candidate status.
ARTS 815  - Printmaking  (3 Credits)  

May be repeated up to a maximum of 18 hours.

Prerequisites: MFA degree candidate status.
ARTS 820  - Ceramics  (3 Credits)  

May be repeated up to a maximum of 18 hours.

Prerequisites: MFA degree candidate status.
ARTS 825  - Three-Dimensional Studies  (3 Credits)  

May be repeated up to a maximum of 18 hours.

Prerequisites: MFA degree candidate status.
ARTS 830  - Drawing  (3 Credits)  

May be repeated up to a maximum of 18 hours.

Prerequisites: MFA degree candidate status.
ARTS 835  - Fiber Arts  (3 Credits)  

May be repeated up to a maximum of 18 hours.

Prerequisites: MFA degree candidate status.
ARTS 860  - Photography  (3 Credits)  

May be repeated up to a maximum of 15 hours.

Prerequisites: MFA degree candidate status.
ARTS 890  - Special Topics in Art  (3 Credits)  

May be repeated up to a maximum of 9 hours.

Prerequisites: MFA degree candidate status.
ARTS 896  - Project  (3 Credits)  

Formulation of a proposal for a creative terminal project and initiation of that project.

Prerequisites: MFA degree candidate status.
ARTS 897  - Project  (3-6 Credits)  

Creation of creative terminal project.

Prerequisites: ARTS 896 and MFA degree candidate status.