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Summer 2012
Apr 24, 2014
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ARTS 801 - Color Theory
A study of color focusing on major color theories including those of Itten, Muncell, and Albers. Students examine the physical properties and psychological aspects of color in artistic expression. Lectures, discussions, presentations, and studio projects explore color contrasts and relationships. Media used are collage and water-based paints. Note: Credit will not be given for both this course and 11.401 Color.
1.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours
2.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate, Non-Matriculated, Post-Baccalaureate
Schedule Types: Independent/Directed Study, Lecture/Studio

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ARTS 803 - Sculpture (Media to be designated)
Exploration of materials and techniques related to expressions in sculptural form. In order to provide diversity and flexibility, the media vary in one of five categories: (1) wood/stone, (2) clay/plaster, (3) metals, (4) plastics, (5) fibers. The medium will be designated in the course title.
1.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours
2.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate, Non-Matriculated, Post-Baccalaureate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent/Directed Study, Lecture/Studio

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ARTS 815 - Comix and Graphic Novels
A study of the methods and techniques of sequential narration within the contemporary art forms of comix and graphic novels. The focus of this course is on the development of a personal vision in the crafting of illustrated stories. Students are exposed to a variety of media possibilities while exploring the dynamics of pacing, framing, and the interaction of text and image. Prerequisite: ARTS 211 Drawing I
1.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours
2.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate, Non-Matriculated, Post-Baccalaureate
Schedule Types: Independent/Directed Study, Lecture/Studio

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ARTS 820 - Advanced Figure Drawing Studio
An intensive study of the human figure and anatomy for artists. The course combines traditional life drawing from observation with exercises and assignments that emphasize the expressive interpretation of the human figure.
1.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Non-Matriculated
Schedule Types: Independent/Directed Study, Lecture

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Course Attributes:
Graduate Level Course

ARTS 822 - Painting II
A further exploration of painting principles and techniques covered in Painting I. Students are directed toward developing their own styles and expressive objectives. The philosophies of past contemporary painters are explored. Critiques, slide presentations, and field trips are included. In addition to oils, students may choose to work in acrylics. Prerequisite: ARTS 812 Life Drawing
1.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours
2.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate, Non-Matriculated, Post-Baccalaureate
Schedule Types: Independent/Directed Study, Lecture/Studio

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ARTS 828 - Intaglio
A study of intaglio printmaking techniques including drypoint, engraving, mezzotint, etching, aquatint, sugarlift, open bite, spit bite, and single and multiplate color printing. Students explore the creative possibilities of these techniques and develop a portfolio of color and black and white intaglio prints.
1.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours
2.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate, Non-Matriculated, Post-Baccalaureate
Schedule Types: Independent/Directed Study, Lecture/Studio

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ARTS 830 - Digital Art
Designed for art and non-art students who are interested in designing artwork on the computer. Students learn two main programs, Painter and Photoshop, using the Mac computer for painting, drawing, watercolor and image collage on paper. Students are also exposed to mixed media and simple computer animation (formerly Computer Applications for Artists) Prerequisite: One undergraduate drawing course.
1.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours
2.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate, Non-Matriculated, Post-Baccalaureate
Schedule Types: Independent/Directed Study, Lecture/Studio

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ARTS 834 - Children’s Book Illustration
An introduction to the art of children’s book illustration. Students work from existing, revised, or self-authored texts in the creation of narrative imagery. This course leads students through the artistic process, from initial character development and concept sketches, to dummy books, finished illustrations, and the placement of image and text. In classroom exercises, students are introduced to various wet and dry media including acrylic, colored pencil, and collage. Additional topics include the development of individual voice for picture book illustration and illustrating for a particular age group.
1.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Non-Matriculated
Schedule Types: Independent/Directed Study, Lecture/Studio

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Course Attributes:
Graduate Level Course

ARTS 841 - Ceramics
An introduction to basic techniques in both handbuilding and wheel-working. Students begin to explore ways to make their work more personal by combining technical skills with form and concept. Emphasis is on the type of creative problem solving useful to making art in all media. Various methods of glazing and firing are addressed as they relate to student work on specific projects.
1.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours
2.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate, Non-Matriculated, Post-Baccalaureate
Schedule Types: Independent/Directed Study, Lecture/Studio

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ARTS 844 - Wheelworking
An intensive introduction to working on the potter's wheel. Students learn the basic techniques of centering, opening and raising the walls of pots. Once familiar with these techniques, students learn how to create such functional objects as plates, bowls, mugs, teapots, and other lidded vessels. The wheel is also considered as a tool for making more sculptural works. While being exposed to a full range of historical and contemporary pottery, students develop a professional sense of material, form and design along with methods of glazing and firing. Prerequisite: One course in ceramics, sculpture, or three-dimensional design.
1.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours
2.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate, Non-Matriculated, Post-Baccalaureate
Schedule Types: Independent/Directed Study, Lecture/Studio

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ARTS 845 - Teaching Art Thru Digital Design
An overview of the fundamental elements of digital design as used in contemporary art classrooms. Basic software appropriate to K-12 art classrooms is introduced through a variety of studio projects. Students design digital images, photograph artwork, manipulate digital photpgraphs, and create visual documents and presentations used in K-12 art education. Students are required to bring a digital camera and USB flash drive to class. NOTE: Enrollment in this course is limited to graduate students in the Master of Education program, concentration in Art. Prerequisite: Three undergraduates art courses (one in two-dimensional design and two drawing courses) or permission of the instructor.
1.000 Credit hours
6.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate, Non-Matriculated
Schedule Types: Independent/Directed Study, Lecture

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ARTS 850 - Study Tour: Art and Architecture
A studio art or art history course taught through an extensive field trip or series of field trips, in addition to more traditional methods of teaching. Students gain direct experience of art and architecture in its historic, social, and geographic contexts. The topics/locations may vary from year to year and are announced in the course schedule bulletin. This course, in a different topic/location, may be repeated for credit.
1.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours
2.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate, Non-Matriculated, Post-Baccalaureate
Schedule Types: Independent/Directed Study, Lecture/Studio

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ARTS 851 - Watercolor
A basic course in the history, techniques and applications of the watercolor medium. Both traditional and contemporary methods are explored in depth. Equal emphasis is given to the problem of color drawing, composition, and painting concepts. Classwork involves still life, the human figure, indoor and outdoor environments, and painting from imagination. Slide presentations also are an integral part of the course. Course aim is to give the student artist the technical skill and the aesthetic understanding of this important medium. Prerequisite: Some knowledge of drawing and/or painting principles would be helpful.
1.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours
2.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate, Non-Matriculated, Post-Baccalaureate
Schedule Types: Independent/Directed Study, Lecture/Studio

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ARTS 856 - Illustration
An introduction to the practical application of drawing and painting in communication design and narrative. Students employ a variety of materials used in magazine, book, and product illustrations, including pen and ink, water color, and dry drawing media. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
1.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours
2.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate, Non-Matriculated, Post-Baccalaureate
Schedule Types: Independent/Directed Study, Lecture/Studio

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ARTS 860 - Lithography
A study of stone and plate lithography techniques including pencil, crayon, lithography tusche. Xerox transfers, gum stop-outs and two-color and three-color printing. Students explore the creative possibilities of the medium by developing a portfolio of color and black and white lithographs. Emphasis is on the study of line, tone, shade texture, and color. Proper etching procedures and printing methods are developed throughout the course.
1.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours
2.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate, Non-Matriculated, Post-Baccalaureate
Schedule Types: Independent/Directed Study, Lecture/Studio

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ARTS 862 - Printmaking
An exploration of various printmaking techniques, including screen printing, monotype, relief printing, drypoint, etching, and collograph. Emphasis is on understanding the social and artistic concerns of producing imagery in multiples.
1.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours
2.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate, Non-Matriculated, Post-Baccalaureate
Schedule Types: Independent/Directed Study, Lecture/Studio

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ARTS 863 - Woodcut
A study of woodblock relief printing techniques including black and white, reduction, multi- block, jigsaw, monotype/monoprint, and mixed media manipulations. Students explore the creative possibilities of medium by developing a portfolio of color and black and white woodcuts. Prerequisite: 11.211 Drawing I.
1.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours
2.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate, Non-Matriculated, Post-Baccalaureate
Schedule Types: Independent/Directed Study, Lecture/Studio

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ARTS 865 - Special Topics in Studio Art
This course will expose students to a broad range of artistic sensibilities. Five to six professional artists, representing a wide range of sensibilities, will engage students in a series of workshops. Each workshop will reflect the unique conceptual and creative processes of the artists. Following the workshops, students will be challenged to solve problems posed by the individual artists. This course is for advanced art majors. Prerequisites: Four studio art classes and two art history courses.
1.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours
2.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate, Non-Matriculated, Post-Baccalaureate
Schedule Types: Independent/Directed Study, Lecture/Studio

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ARTS 879 - Topics in Advanced Printmaking
An exploration of a specific genre or topic in the printmaking/book arts discipline. The course is designed to enhance the creative, conceptual, and professional development of printmaking majors. Students work toward developing a body of work with emphasis on content and technique. Regular critique helps students develop the critical language necessary to speak about their work on a variety of levels. Contemporary issues in printmaking are addressed, particularly as they relate to students' work. This course, on a different topic, may be repeated for credit.
1.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours
2.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate, Non-Matriculated
Schedule Types: Independent/Directed Study, Lecture, Lecture/Studio

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ARTS 8TR - Art Studio Elective

1.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

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ARTS 910 - Introduction to Art Therapy
An introduction to the theory and practice of art therapy. Materials and varied artistic media are explored with the goals of understanding the relevance of the practices and theory to education, art therapy, art making, and psychology. Students are introduced to the profession of art therapy, the relevance of art therapy to teaching, and the relationship between art therapy and the creative process. Prerequisites: One Studio Art or Psychology course; or the permission of the instructor.
1.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Non-Matriculated, Post-Baccalaureate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Division of Graduate & Cont Ed Division
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Course Attributes:
Graduate Level Course

ARTS 920 - Advanced Drawing Studio
An advanced drawing workshop in which students are encouraged to develop themes and explore stylistic possibilities. Students work with still life, the figure and abstraction in pursuing a more individualistic connection with drawing. A variety of media and methods are utilized. Prerequisite: 11.812 Drawing II (figure drawing) or permission of the instructor.
1.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours
2.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate, Non-Matriculated, Post-Baccalaureate
Schedule Types: Independent/Directed Study, Lecture/Studio

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ARTS 930 - Advanced Painting Studio
An advanced painting workshop in which students are encouraged to develop themes and explore stylistic possibilities. Students address technical and conceptual issues in painting through work with still life, figure, and abstract images. Throughout the course students are expected to pursue an individualistic connection with painting. Prerequisites: 11.812 Drawing II (figure drawing) and 11.822 Painting II or permission of the instructor.
1.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate, Non-Matriculated, Post-Baccalaureate
Schedule Types: Independent/Directed Study, Lecture/Studio

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ARTS 990 - Directed Study in Art
Course description varies with experience. Advisor approval required.
1.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Non-Matriculated, Post-Baccalaureate
Schedule Types: Independent/Directed Study

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ARTS 995 - Graduate Seminar in Art Education
An advanced studio seminar for students in the Master of Education-Art concentration program. As artists and teachers, students in this course continue to develop the body of work begun in the three studio art courses taken for this program. Seminar meetings incorporate traditional critiques and non-traditional approaches to examining works of art. Students are responsible for several short papers including an artist's statement, a narrative of the student's progress toward studio goals, and a reflective paper on the relationship between the student's studio experiences and his/her teaching practice. In addition, students prepare a final oral presentation on a curriculum initiative developed out of the seminar experiences. Prerequisites: Matriculation in the M.Ed. with a concentration in Art program; 14.991 Philosophy of Education and Teaching Practice and the three required studio art courses in the M.Ed. Art program.
1.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate, Non-Matriculated, Post-Baccalaureate
Schedule Types: Independent/Directed Study, Lecture

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