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Courses at the 200-level

ART 201: Introduction to Visual Arts

Introduction to art-making, art vocabulary, and art history. Students work in a studio environment, producing and critiquing works while studying fine arts within the context of history and society. For non-art majors only. Studio and lecture.
4 credit hours

ART 202: Painting I

The techniques of oil painting are introduced. Color, value, line, form, texture, and compositional problems are explored by observing objects and nature. Studio.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • Concurrent enrollment in or completion of ART 204 or 205
ART 204: Synthesis/Three-Dimensional Emphasis

Using three-dimensional techniques, a synthesis of the skills and concepts developed in the previous four foundation courses is realized. The interaction of two- and three-dimensional approaches is stressed. Includes wood shop lab. Studio.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • ART 105
  • ART 114
ART 205: Synthesis/Two-Dimensional Emphasis

Emphasis is on the synthesis of basic drawing language and fundamental design skills. Extended possibilities for the manipulation of materials and the conceptual aspects of image construction are stressed. Includes slide portfolio lab. Studio.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • ART 105
  • ART 114
ART 206: Ceramics I

Basic hand-building methods and simple direct decoration techniques are introduced. Students explore clay, glaze materials, and firing procedures at earthenware temperatures. Studio.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • Concurrent enrollment in or completion of ART 204 or 205 is prerequisite for art department majors
  • Nonart department majors must have consent of department chair
ART 208: Printmaking: Intaglio and Monotype

The materials and techniques of monotype and intaglio printmaking are introduced, with emphasis on the aesthetic and conceptual possibilities of various approaches. Studio.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • Concurrent enrollment in or completion of ART 204 or 205
ART 210: Nurturing Artistic and Musical Development

This hands-on art and music course provides students with experiences, knowledge, skills, and ideas for cultivating artistic development in their own lives and the lives of others. No prior artistic experience required.
4 credit hours

ART 217: Introduction to Photography

Emphasis is on the expressive potential of the medium through the creative use of theory, camera controls, and darkroom procedures. Print quality is stressed. Studio.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • Non-art department majors must have consent of department chair
  • Concurrent enrollment in or completion of ART 204 or 205 is prerequisite for art department majors
ART 218: Printmaking: Lithography and Relief

The materials and techniques of relief and lithographic printmaking are introduced, with emphasis on the aesthetic and conceptual possibilities of various approaches. Studio.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • Concurrent enrollment in or completion of ART 204 or 205
ART 221: Metalsmithing and Jewelry: Basic Fabrication/Forming

Fabrication and forming processes are studied, with emphasis on the development of design concepts and skills in their application to the studio practice of metalsmithing and jewelry. Studio. (Formerly Metal I.)
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • Concurrent enrollment in or completion of ART 204 or 205
  • or consent of department chair
ART 223: Metalsmithing and Jewelry: Casting/Duplication Processes

Casting and its application in the design and production of jewelry and small art metal forms are studied using a variety of waxes and techniques to develop models. Studio.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • Concurrent enrollment in or completion of ART 204 or 205
  • or consent of department chair
ART 224: Graphic Design I

Students research concept, preliminary forms, analysis, and basic studio and computer skills. Included are conceptual and visual problem-solving and graphic design theory related to creative organization of space using typography and image. Studio.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • Concurrent enrollment in or completion of ART 204 or 205 for art department majors
  • Non Art department majors must have consent of the department chair.
ART 225: Figurative Modeling

Elements that emphasize three-dimensional aspects of the figure and the development of figurative concepts are realized through modeling and drawing. Studio.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • ART 105
ART 226: Pixel-Based Digital Design

Technical and aesthetic aspects of digital art are studied, including photographic imagery, Web graphics, creative expression, design, conceptual development, and visual thinking. Studio.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • ART 101
  • ART 104
ART 227: Vector-Based Digital Design

Technical and aesthetic aspects of digital art are studied, including typography and graphics, creative expression, information design, conceptual development, and visual thinking. Studio.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • ART 101
  • ART 104
ART 230: A Survey of Far Eastern Art

The painting, architecture, sculpture, and minor arts of India, China, Korea, Japan, and Southeast Asia are introduced. Lecture. Students cannot receive credit for both Art 162 and Art 230.
4 credit hours

ART 231: Prehistoric to Renaissance Art

The fundamental concepts and functions of the history of art, visual analysis, and interpretation are introduced. Focus is on the painting, sculpture, and architecture of early Europe and the Near East. Lecture.
4 credit hours

ART 232: Renaissance to Modern Art

Focusing on European painting, sculpture, architecture, and the minor arts of the past 500 years, the basic aims of ART 231 are developed further. Lecture.
4 credit hours

ART 234: Sculpture: Wood and Alternate Materials

Students explore a variety of subject matter and develop a personalized vision using wood fabrication skills introduced in class. Plastics, assemblage, and student-selected alternate materials are also explored. Studio.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • Concurrent enrollment in or completion of ART 204 or 205
ART 235: Sculpture: Metal Casting and Fabrication

Traditional and contemporary approaches to sculptural form are explored using metal-working techniques, including welding, cold fabrication, forging, and casting. Studio.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • Concurrent enrollment in or completion of ART 204 or 205
ART 261: Art and Money

This course explores the many intersections of the spheres of art and money in the Western tradition through looking at art, readings in art history, art economics, history, and literature.
4 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • FYW, FYS and at least 45 credits.
ART 262: Picturing Ourselves: The Art of Japan and the West

Selected visual images from Edo Japan and the West are introduced and critical comparative studies made of social relations depicted in those images.
4 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • Gen. Ed. Core 1, 2, and 3.

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