Courses of Instruction in Art

Number Title Credits Description
103 The Visual Arts 3 An introduction to images and structures created by mankind, investigations into how the eye sees, what is visually stimulating, materials and approaches used in art, and the cultural concepts found in the creation and appreciation of works of art.  This course satisfies 3 semester hours of the Fine Arts requirement for General Education.
110 Basic Drawing  3 A study of the fundamentals of drawing in which approaches, techniques, and materials are investigated.  Six studio hours each week.
120 Basic Color and Design 3 A study of the fundamental concepts of composition and color in two-dimensional structuring.  Six studio hours each week.
130 Three-Dimensional Design 3 An introduction to fundamental concepts and various materials in three-dimensional design.  Six studio hours each week.  Prerequisite or Corequisite:  ART 120.
201 Art History:  Ancient Through Medieval 3 A survey of painting, sculpture, and architecture from the pre-classical civilization through the Early Christian period in Western Europe.  This course satisfies 3 semester hours of the Fine Arts requirement for General Education.  Three lecture hours each week.  Prerequisite:  ART 103.
205 Art History:  Medieval Through Renaissance 3 A survey of painting, sculpture, and architecture in Western Europe from the early Middle Ages through the Northern Renaissance.  This course satisfies 3 semester hours of the Fine Arts requirement for General Education.  Prerequisite:  ART 103.
206 Art History 3 A survey of paintings, sculptures, and architecture in a historical dimension from ancient times through the twentieth century.  Study focuses on an intellectural and practical approach for the student to examine art objects and know how they relate to the culture from which they came.  Visits to art facilities and museums may be part of this course.
210 Introductory Studio Techniques 1-3 An introduction to studio work for the student interested in, but not majoring in art.  Studio work will concentrate on one specific art area each time the course is offered.  Drawing and design, painting, crafts, ceramics, or graphics will be covered on an alternating basis. Each area may be repeated for a maximum of 3 semester hours credit.  No more than 12 semester hours of Art 210 may be credited toward a degree.  Two studio hours per semester hour credit.  Not applicable toward Art major.
223 Painting 3

A study of the fundamentals of various techniques and media used in painting processes.  Six studio hours each week.  Prerequisites for Art majors:  ART 110, 120.  Non-art majors:  No prerequisites.

270 Applied Design 3 An analysis of color and composition emphasizing projects in applied two-dimensional design, such as lay-out advertising, fabric design, and commercial reproduction techniques.  Six studio hours each week.  May be repeated for a maximum of 6 semester hours credit.  Prerequisites:  ART 110, 120.
283 General Crafts 3 An introduction to various craft media such as metal, glass, and fiber.  Six studio hours each week.  May be repeated for a maximum of 6 semester hours credit.  Prerequisites for Art majors:  ART 110, 120, 130.  Non-art majors:  No prerequisites.
300 Methods in Art Education I 3 A detailed study of methods, materials and art lesson planning, which includes art Standards of Learning (SOLs), for various age levels from elementary to secondary school.  Three hours each week.  Prerequisite:  completion of 24 hours toward Art major.
301 Methods in Art Education II 3 An opportunity for prospective art teachers to explore teaching strategies and use materials in art appropriate for the child in kindergarten through grade 6, including implementation of art SOLs and SOLs used in the public schools.  Three hours each week.  Prerequisite:  ART 300 and completion of 24 hours toward Art major.
305 Art History:  Baroque Through Romanticism 3 A survey of painting, sculpture, and architecture in Western Europe during the seventeenth, eighteenth, and early nineteenth centuries.  This course satisfies 3 semester hours of Fine Arts requirement for General Education.  Three lecture hours each week.  Prerequisite:  ART 103.
306 Art History:  Realism Through Modern 3 A survey of the various art movements in Europe and America from the early nineteenth century through the present time.  This course satisfies 3 semester hours of the Fine Arts requirement for General Education.  Three lecture hours each week.  Prerequisite:  ART 103.
310 Drawing 3 A detailed study of drawing techniques including figure-drawing and drawing as a finished art medium.  Six studio hours each week.  May be repeated for a maximum of 6 semester hours credit.  Prerequisites for Art majors:  ART 110, 120.  Non-majors:  ART 110.
323 Advanced Painting 3 A detailed study of painting with concentration in one specific paint medium.  Presentation of finished work stressed.  Six studio hours each week.  May be repeated for a maximum of 6 semester hours credit.  Prerequisite:  ART 223.
330 Sculpture 3 An introduction to various materials and approaches used in sculpture.  Six studio hours each week.  Art major prerequisites: ART 110, 120, 130.  Non-art majors:  No prerequisites.
340 Graphics 3 An introduction to basic studies in graphic processes and printing techniques, including relief, intaglio, lithography, serigraphy, and calligraphy.  Six hours each week.  May be repeated for a maximum of 6 semester hours credit but must be in a different print medium.  Prerequisites for art majors:  ART 110, 120, 130.  Non-art majors:  No prerequisites.
351 Applied Three-Dimensional Design 3 A study of the fundamentals of applied three-dimensional design in areas such as packaging and functional objects planned for mass production.  Six studio hours each week.  May be repeated for a maximum of 6 semester hours credit.  Prerequisites:  ART 110, 120, 130.  Non-art majors:  No prerequisites.
362 Pottery 3 An introduction to clay, including hand building and wheel throwing methods.  Six studio hours each week.  Prerequisites for Art majors:  ART 110, 120, 130.  Non-art majors:  No prerequisites.
383 Advanced Crafts 3 A detailed study in craft media including mixed media and more complicated processes.  Six studio hours each week.  May be repeated for a maximum of 6 semester hours credit.  Prerequisite: ART 283 with study in same craft medium.
400 Senior Seminar 3 A detailed study involving both individual projects and group discussions.  Two discussion hours each week plus individual work.  Prerequisite:  Senior standing and completion of 24 hours toward the Art major.  Art History minor:  12 hours of Art.
405 Non-Western Art 3 A survey of the painting, sculpture and architecture of Asia, South and Central America, and Africa.  This course satisfies 3 semester hours in the General Education requirements for Fine Arts.  Three lecture hours each week.  Prerequisite:  ART 103.
430 Advanced Sculpture 3 A detailed study of sculptural processes exploring more complicated techniques and greater scale.  Six studio hours each week.  May be repeated for a maximum of 6 semester hours credit.  Prerequisites:  ART 130 and 330.
440 Advanced Graphics 3 A detailed study in graphics with a concentration in one specific print medium.  Includes presentation of finished work and editioning of prints.  Six studio hours each week.  Prerequisite:  ART 340, with study in same print medium.
462 Advanced Pottery 3 A detailed study in pottery production methods, glaze mixing, and kiln and shop management.  Six studio hours each week.  May be repeated for a maximum of 6 semester hours credit.  Prerequisite: ART 362.