College of Liberal Studies
School of Arts and Communication
Department Chair: Cambid Choy
107 Center for the Arts, 608-785-8230
Grant, MacDonald; Associate
Professors: Choy, Elgin, Terpstra, Williams Terpstra, J.; Assistant Professor:
(All colleges) — 39 credits, including ART
104, 106, two courses from 351, 352, 353; 354 and three courses to be
elected from ART 201, 202, 203, 204, 205, 208, 209 or 210, 214, 216, 220,
221, APH 202; and four courses to be elected from 303, 305, 308, 309, 314,
316, 320, 321, 331, 349, 405, 408, 410, 413, 414, 416, 421, 440. ART 399
required to be taken in the junior year. ART 499 required to be taken in
the senior year.
(All colleges) — 24 credits, including ART
104, 106, one course from 351, 352, 353; 354 and two courses to be elected
from ART 201, 203, 204, 205, 208, 209 or 210, 214, 216, 220, 221, APH 202;
and two courses to be elected from 303, 305, 308, 309, 314, 316, 320, 321,
349, 405, 408, 410, 413, 414, 416, 421, 440.
Broadfield Art Major
(Middle Level/Secondary Education) — 54 credits,
including ART 104, 106, 205, 209 or 210, 214, 216, 221, 354, 399, 434, 499;
and one course from 351, 352, 353; and electives in ART including APH 202.
(C-I 312 and C-I 313 are required in addition to the major.)
With the consent of the instructor,
introductory art courses may be taken by non-majors
without meeting prerequisites.
(All colleges) — 21 credits, including APH
202, 232, 242, 312, 492 and electives in APH chosen from APH 300 or 372;
302, 322, 342, 351, 402, 412, and 499.
+ above a course number indicates a
General Education course.
ART 102 Cr. 2
Discovering the visual world. An introduction to the
visual arts of applied arts, architecture, craft arts, film/video arts,
painting/drawing, printing/ graphic arts, and sculpture. The student will
learn to use analysis and evaluation to explore the meaning of
ART 104 Cr. 3
Foundations I: Basic Drawing, Two-Dimensional Design
Foundations I introduces the student to a studio-based
approach to the visual arts. Students develop a strong understanding
of basic design principles and basic drawing techniques via the application
of traditional media and new technologies. Foundations I will also
encourage students to build discipline and good studio habits. These
elements will serve the students for the rest of their undergraduate
experience in the arts.
ART 106 Cr. 3
Foundations II: Basic Drawing, Three-Dimensional Design
Foundations II continues the student’s
introductory experience to a studio-based approach to the visual arts.
Students apply design principles to the three-dimensional realm.
Concentration will focus on basic construction techniques, exposure to
various materials and their inherent qualities, and design concerns
regarding three-dimensional forms. Drawing, design, and the computer as a
design tool continue as essential elements of the art student’s
experience. Prerequisite: ART 104.
ART 200 Cr. 1-3
Perspectives in Art I
Art Studio and/or historical investigation within
traditional and contemporary areas of art. Repeatable for credit
ART 201 Cr. 3
Multicultural Survey of Art
An examination of art forms in the varying
contemporary and historical social contexts of Africa, Asia, and other
non-western cultures. Topics to include the studies of objects and artists
from these non-western geographical areas with emphasis on the image,
cultural circumstances, world views, and the function of art. Offered
Introduction to Graphic Art and Design
A studio course introducing the fundamental principles
of design applied in commercial and advertising art. Necessary techniques
are explored and refined through projects representative of contemporary
practice. Lect. 1, Studio 4. Offered occasionally.
ART 203 Cr. 3
A studio course emphasizing Life Drawing as an art
form through exploration of various styles and techniques from traditional
ART 204 Cr. 3
A studio course concentrating on water color painting
with an emphasis on technique and color theory. Traditional and
contemporary modes of expression are studied in the context of the working
studio. Stylistic and thematic development are explored. Offered
ART 205 Cr. 3
Introduction to Painting
This course is a thorough introduction to the
techniques and materials of painting. Focus is on approaches to creative
expression, the research of historical and contemporary painting, and peer
critical dialogue. Explores a broad range of painting media, including oil,
acrylic, watercolor, and encaustic. Various stylistic approaches are
introduced, including realism, abstraction, and post modern painting. Lect.
1, Studio 4. Prerequisite: ART 104.
ART 208 Cr. 3
New Technologies in the Arts
A survey studio course exploring the potential of new
technological media to produce art work. Included media are: video,
photocopying, and computers. Offered occasionally.
ART 209 Cr. 3
Introduction to Printmaking: Intaglio
The student will be exposed to the issues and
possibilities of the printed image by exploring the techniques of black and
white intaglio. The intaglio printmaking process will be examined through
extensive studio and historical research. Areas of study include the
development of intaglio from 1657 to the present, the application of
drawing and content issues to the techniques of drypoint, line etching,
aquatint, and softground. Lect. 1, Studio 4. Prerequisite: ART 104. Offered
ART 210 Cr. 3
Introduction to Printmaking: Lithography
The student will explore the issues and possibilities
of the printed image through a studio/historical exploration of
lithography. Areas of research include the historical development of
lithography and the application of its techniques of crayon, pencil,
transfer and computer augmentation to stone lithography. Lect. 1, Studio 4.
Prerequisite: ART 104. Offered annually.
ART 214 Cr. 3
Introduction to Sculpture
An introductory studio course which explores basic
processes associated with sculptural form. The course begins with an
introduction to direct, additive processes where students will work with
basic materials such as clay, concrete, wood, and foam. The second half of
the semester concentrates on modeling, mold making, and casting metal.
Lect. 1, Studio 4. Prerequisite: ART 106.
A studio course which focuses on the human form as
sculptural imagery. Students will begin their observation of the figure
through drawing and modeling in clay. Advanced applications of mold making
will allow students to cast their forms in various materials such as
plaster, rubber, aluminum, bronze, or iron. Lect. 1, Studio 4.
ART 216 Cr. 3
Introduction to Ceramics
A studio course which explores process and materials.
The course begins with hand building techniques. The end of the semester
focuses on throwing on the potter’s wheel. Through the course the
student will experiment in clay, glazes, and surface decoration. Lect. 1,
ART 220 Cr. 3
Introduction to Metalsmithing, Forging and
A studio course involving basic principles of metal
forging and raising with emphasis on design. Basic metal forging techniques
and metal raising techniques will be discussed. These techniques will be
investigated to develop design in functional and non-functional forms.
Lect. 1, Studio 4.
ART 221 Cr. 3
Introduction to Jewelry and Metalsmithing
Basic use of metals in jewelry making, with emphasis
on design and development of fabrication and gem setting processes. Lect.
1, Studio 4.
ART 300 Cr. 3
Studio Art for Non-Art Majors
A studio art experience for non-art majors; an
introduction to a variety of art media; such as drawing, painting,
printmaking and sculpture. Prerequisite: ART 102. (Not open to art majors.)
ART 303 Cr. 3
Studio course providing students an opportunity to
improve drawing skills and understanding through emphasizing still life,
nature, analytical, experimental and figure drawing as a source of design.
Prerequisite: ART 104 and 203.
ART 305 Cr. 3
The intermediate level of painting expands upon the
concepts introduced in ART 205, with an emphasis on creative development
within the discipline. Students develop their own visual language, creative
expression, and conceptual understanding through active participation in
collaborative painting, and individual studio work, and critiques. Lect. 1,
Studio 4. Prerequisite: ART 205.
ART 308 Cr. 3
A studio course using the computer as a tool to
produce artwork. Areas of exploration will include: drawing, painting,
three-dimensional rendering, graphics and animation software in a Macintosh
environment. Prerequisite: ART 208 or C-S 101.
ART 309 Cr. 3
Each student will further their knowledge of intaglio
and lithography by researching both multiple printing and simultaneous
color printing methods. Concurrently students will apply the technical,
historical, theoretical knowledge gained to his/her own areas of content.
Lect. 1, Studio 4. Prerequisite: ART 104, 209 or 210. Repeatable for credit
— maximum 6.
ART 314 Cr. 3
Students are asked to define a personal vision through
foundry processes and techniques which align themselves with that vision.
The student will be directed to explore advanced applications for the
development of complex form and imagery. Students are also given the
opportunity to refine their skills in observation and modeling form.
1, Studio 4. Prerequisite: ART 215.
ART 316 Cr. 3
Studio course specializing in the skill associated
with the pottery wheel. Emphasis upon individual research in the mixing of
clay bodies and simple experiments in glaze research. Lect. 1, Studio 4.
Prerequisite: ART 106 and 216.
ART 320 Cr. 3
Intermediate Metalsmithing, Forging, and
A studio course involving intermediate principles of
forging and raising. Functional and non-functional forms will be
investigated. Intermediate techniques will be discussed and implemented
through design form. Lect. 1, Studio 4. Prerequisite: ART 220. Offered once
ART 321 Cr. 3
Intermediate Jewelry and Metalsmithing
A studio course that covers advanced jewelry
fabrication, hollow forms and an introduction to several casting
techniques. Lect. 1, Studio 4. Prerequisite: ART 106 and 221.
ART 331 Cr. 3
History of American Art
Art from the colonial period to the present
ART 333 Cr. 3
History of Animation
A survey of the art of animation from its 16th century
origins through World War II. Includes early animation, invention of sound
and color, development of celluloid animation and the “Golden
Years” of animation. Offered occasionally.
ART 343 Cr. 3
New Directions in Animation
The development of animation as an art form since
1945. Includes limited action, stop action, claymation, computer animation,
and other new techniques. Offered occasionally.
ART 349 Cr. 3
The recording of light on a photographic plate by
laser technology to create images that appear to be three-dimensional.
Using this holography process to create artwork. Prerequisite: ART 104 and
208 or APH 202. Offered occasionally.
ART 351 Cr. 3
Origins of Art
A history of the visual arts from prehistoric times
through the fall of the Roman Empire, 28,000 BCE to 450 CE. An exploration
of the development of art and its relationship to politics and religion in
some of the world’s ancient civilizations, including Europe, Egypt,
the Ancient Near East, and China. Includes field trip to area museums.
Prerequisite: sophomore standing. Offered Sem. I.
ART 352 Cr. 3
Medieval Art of the Western World
A history of the visual arts from the fall of the
Roman Empire through the Gothic period, 450-1300 A.D.
ART 353 Cr. 3
A study of the history and impact of the Italian
Renaissance on the visual arts from 1300 to 1750, including the Baroque and
Rococo styles. Comparisons with cultures beyond Europe will be included.
Includes field trip to area museums. Prerequisite: sophomore standing.
Offered Sem. I.
ART 354 Cr. 3
A history of the visual arts from 1750 to the present,
focusing on developments in the 20th century. Includes field trip to area
museums. Prerequisite: sophomore standing. Offered Sem. II.
ART 399 Cr. 2
Senior Seminar in Professional Practices and Problems
Reading and discussion pertinent to the professional
artist. Course intended to assist students in the final stages of their
education to make a successful transition from undergraduate school to the
professional world of the artist. Prerequisite: junior standing.
ART 400 Cr. 1-3
Perspectives in Art II
Art studio and/or historical investigation within
traditional and contemporary areas of art. Prerequisite: ART 106.
Repeatable for credit — maximum 3. Offered occasionally.
ART 405 Cr. 3
An opportunity for further development of visual
language through the medium of paint in an individualized studio
environment. The course involves a dedication to ongoing creative work and
an increased awareness of contemporary painting discourses. Students focus
on issues of conduct and expression through individual projects and
research. Lect. 1, Studio 4. Prerequisite: ART 305. Repeatable
for credit — maximum
ART 408 Cr. 3
Computer Graphic Design
An intensive studio experience to expand digital
illustration skills for the production of sophisticated artwork and
graphics leading to the development of a personal illustration style.
Topics will include image scanning and manipulation, color theory,
preparation of files for high end output and thematic content. Studio 6.
Prerequisite: Art 308. Repeatable for credit — maximum 6.
ART 410 Cr. 3
Individual Problems in Printmaking
An intensive studio/historical exploration of the
student’s chosen area of content as expressed through the techniques
of printmaking. Lect. 1, Studio 4. Prerequisite: ART 309. Repeatable for
credit — maximum 6. Offered occasionally.
ART 413/513 Cr. 1-3
Concentrated study in any area: art history, art
metal, ceramics, design, drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture. Open to
advanced students who have excellent records in selected areas.
Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Repeatable for credit
6 for majors, maximum of 4 for non-majors or minors.
ART 414 Cr. 3
Individual Problems in Sculpture
A studio course providing opportunities for
independent work for the advance student in the area of sculpture. Students
are challenged to further develop a personal vision of sculpture through
various techniques offered in the studio. These techniques will be based on
advanced foundrywork, fabrication, and woodworking. Lect. 1, Studio 4.
Prerequisite: ART 314. Repeatable for credit — maximum
ART 415 Cr. 3
Professional problems related to principles of art,
art history, and art education research. Prerequisite: ART 106.
ART 416 Cr. 3
A studio course with emphasis placed on advanced
production techniques including mixed construction methods in pottery. A
student’s knowledge of clay and glaze composition and kiln design and
firing is furthered by an organized approach to technical research. Lect.
1, Studio 4. Prerequisite: ART 316. Repeatable for credit
ART 421 Cr. 3
Advanced Jewelry and Metalsmithing
A studio course that focuses on advanced creative and
technical processes in jewelry and metalsmithing. Individual research,
design and creative applications are emphasized. Lect. 1, Studio 4.
Prerequisite: ART 321. Repeatable for credit — maximum
ART 431 Cr. 2
Lectures in Art History
A series of lectures designed to study and analyze the
artists and their works within society. Prerequisite: consent of
ART 434/534 Cr. 3
Aesthetics and Art Criticism in the Visual Arts
An investigation of the aesthetics of diverse cultures, Western being only one of these. An
exploration of art philosophies of the past as well as contemporary art
theories and criticism in the visual arts. An inquiry into the meaning of
art and art production. Prerequisite: two of the following: ART 351, 352,
353, 354. Graduate students must have permission of the instructor.
Contemporary Issues in Art: Gender, Race and Class
A combined lecture and studio course exploring
contemporary directions in art. Included are feminist and multicultural art
theory and practice with emphasis on writing, critical inquiry and creative
research. Lect. 2, Studio 2. Prerequisite: ART 106 and 354. Offered every
ART 450 Cr. 3-15
Internship in Art
An academic or experientially relevant course in the
creative arts, art education, art history and museology. Prerequisite:
junior standing with at least a 2.5 overall GPA and a 2.75 GPA in art; at
least 22 hours in art including specific course work where applicable.
Repeatable for credit — maximum 15. No more than six credits may
be applied toward a major in the art department. Pass/Fail
ART 499 Cr. 1
This course will expose the student to the theory and
practice of the presentation and exhibition
of artwork. The course will culminate in an exhibition of the student’s work. Prerequisite:
ART 399. Pass/Fail grading.