|ART 120 - Art History Survey, Prehistoric Through Medieval|
(4 credits; alternate years, consult department) (IGE option under Aesthetic Experience) A contextual world survey of developments in architecture, sculpture, painting, and other mediums from prehistory to the Gothic period.
|ART 122 - Art History Survey, Renaissance Through Early 20th Century|
(4 credits; alternate years, consult department) (IGE option under Aesthetic Experience) A contextual world survey of the development and evolution of various media including architecture, sculpture, painting, prints, photography, design, film and other mediums since the Renaissance.
|ART 206 - Drawing|
(4 credits) Drawing will emphasize learning how to perceive the three- dimensional world and render it on paper using the most simple and direct drawing media. Drawing will form the foundation of work in other media. Design fundamentals will be a significant part of the course.
|ART 215 - Ceramics|
(4 credits) The art of working with clay and other ceramic materials. Emphasis will be upon learning the fundamentals of three-dimensional design and achieving an understanding of clay as a unique art form. Techniques include hand-building sculptural and functional forms, and learning the basics of throwing on the wheel and glazing.
|ART 217 - Sculpture|
(4 credits) Three-dimensional art. Emphasis upon the basics of three- dimensional design and how creative ideas are formed using a three-dimensional approach. Degrees of depth are explored ranging from drawing and relief to works in the round. Techniques include clay modeling, woodworking, plaster casting, metal work and construction with mixed media.
|ART 242 - Printmaking|
(4 credits) (Intaglio and Relief) A course providing the student an opportunity to gain knowledge of the printmaking processes of metalplate etching and engraving, woodcut, linocut, lithography and monotype. The student will have the opportunity to give form to his/her ideas while discovering the graphic properties and potentials of each print process from drawing to the final print.
|ART 244 - Painting|
(4 credits) Introduces students to the techniques of oil, acrylic and water color painting. Students will learn to understand compositional form and color relationships. Historical examples of painting are examined and different methods of painting are demonstrated. Class critiques are used to learn formal vocabulary and achieve an understanding of subject style and content in painting.
|ART 331 - Art Since 1940|
A survey of contemporary art and the art of the second half of the 20th century. The course will focus on studying the development of artists and their works by examining their works and identifying the artistic, social, political and philosophical ideas and events that may have been influential. In the process, artistic styles and movements will be defined and compared.Prerequisites: ART120 and 122.(4 credits; alternate years, consult department)
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|ART 307 - Advanced Drawing|
(4 credits) Further development in the search for a personal approach to content in the students work utilizing traditional and contemporary drawing approaches. Students will develop form and content through a series of drawings. Prerequisite: ART 206 or permission of instructor.
|ART 315 - Advanced Ceramics|
(4 credits) A continuation of the creative development of both functional and nonfunctional forms using advanced forming processes. The formulation of clay bodies, glazes, and their preparation, testing and application are introduced. Students will learn to load and fire gas and electric kilns. Prerequisite: ART215.
|ART 317 - Advanced Sculpture|
(4 credits) The development of and exploration of formal and conceptual approaches to sculpture. Issues in contemporary sculpture will be explored. Wood, metal, plaster and other mediums will be used along with less traditional approaches to creating work including the use of found objects, mixed media, performance and group efforts. Prerequisite: ART217.
|ART 342 - Advanced Printmaking|
|ART 344 - Advanced Painting|
(4 credits) Individualized courses and programs: This course encourages the student to develop an individualized painting style. A single theme is repeated throughout course projects in order to develop consistency and maturity. Students are expected to develop their own personal aesthetic and style. Prerequisite: ART242.
|Total credits required: 36|
A portfolio review by the art faculty is required of art majors in their junior and senior years. During the senior year an art major is required to present a senior exhibition in partial fulfillment of their B.A. in art.
An art major can receive a teaching endorsement in elementary education and secondary education. Students must also complete the education requirements. See education department listing for requirements.
Studio courses meet for twice the length of time as non-studio courses. Art history courses (ART120, 122 and 331) meet for the length of time as other academic courses.