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UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM AND COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

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College of Liberal Studies
School of Arts and Communication

Department Chair:  Donald Sloan

105 Center For The Arts; 608/785-8230

E-mail: dsloan@uwlax.edu


www.uwlax.edu/art


Professors: Elgin, Terpstra, K., Associate Professors: Ready, Terpstra, J., Williams, Assistant Professors: Hawkes, Levinson, Nichols, Shrestha, Sloan, Associate Lecturers: Lombard, Reeves, Thompson, Ulik, Vognar




Art Major

(All colleges, excluding Teacher Certification programs) 48 credits: Core curriculum: ART 160, 162, 164, 166, 251, 252, 262; one elective from ART 331, 332, 341; three courses from ART 204, 205, 207, 214, 216, 218, 220, 221, 272; four courses from ART 304, 305, 308, 314, 316, 318, 320, 321, 362, 405, 408, 413, 414, 416, 418, 419, 421, 425, 462. ART 399 required to be taken in the junior year. ART 499 required to be taken in the senior year.


Art Minor: Two Dimensional Emphasis

(All colleges) 24 credits: 12 credits in the 2D art minor core: ART 160, 162, 164, 252; 12 credits in a 2D emphasis area: drawing emphasis: ART 262, 362, 462; choose additional three credits from ART 425 or a second ART 462; graphic design emphasis: ART 207, 308, 408, 425; painting emphasis: ART 205, 304, 305, 405; printmaking emphasis: ART 218, 318, 418, 419.


Art Minor: Three Dimensional Emphasis

(All colleges) 24 credits: nine credits in the 3D art minor core: ART 160, 166, 252; six credits in 200-level 3D studios: ART 214, 216, 220, 221; nine credits in a 3D emphasis area: ceramic emphasis: ART 316, 416; choose additional three credits from ART 425 or a second ART 416; jewelry and metalsmithing emphasis: ART 321, 421; choose additional three credits from ART 425 or a second ART 421; sculpture emphasis: ART 314, 414; choose additional three credits from ART 425 or a second ART 414.


Art Education Major

(Teacher Certification Program) 54 credits: including the core curriculum: ART 160, 162, 164, 166, 205, 216, 252, 399, 499 and one elective from ART 301, 331, 332, 341; studio core I: 200 level courses – nine credits required; methods core: ART 401 and 403 (ART 401 must be taken concurrently with EDS 351); and 12 credits in studio core II (studio courses at the 300/400 level).

Additional teacher education requirements are listed HERE (ADD LINK).


Credit by Examination

The Department of Art offers the opportunity to receive 'credit by examination' based on an optional portfolio review. The review is intended for students in the early stages of the program who have developed a portfolio that may demonstrate sufficient quality and understanding of the content and skills in the Foundations of studio art. This process would enable students, based on a successful portfolio review, to receive credit for a Foundations-level course. 

Portfolios are reviewed by faculty in the department, based on the quality of the work submitted and other criteria stated in the application. The department offers this opportunity for its Foundations studio courses (ART 162, 164, and 166). Please note: credit by exam is not available for ART 160 or 172. To apply, please follow the instructions posted on the Art Department website: http://www.uwlax.edu/art/index.html


Photography Minor

(All colleges) 24 credits: ART 160, 172, 272, 372, and electives in art chosen from ART 252, 373, 375, 376, 377, 378, 379, 473, and 475.


The art department incorporates a significant amount of writing throughout the required courses instead of identifying particular courses as writing emphasis courses. Students who complete the major will fulfill the university writing emphasis requirement through this writing-in-the-major program.



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+ next to a course number indicate a GENERAL EDUCATION course


+ART  102  Cr.2

Art Appreciation

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.   Offered Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer.


+ART  160  Cr.3

General Art Foundations

An introductory course in visual art, with emphasis on understanding the methods of art making in a variety of studio disciplines. Topics include recognition of visual elements and principles of design, methods of applying these elements and principles throughout a variety of art forms, thematic development, relationship of the visual arts to other fields of human endeavor, and an introduction to writing about visual art. Course content includes representative paradigms of world art, Western art, multicultural and contemporary art. Critical thinking is explored through responses to the visual arts through active involvement with various creative processes and media.   Offered Fall, Spring.


ART  162  Cr.3

Drawing Foundations

Drawing foundations introduces the student to a studio-based approach to the visual arts. Students in this course will learn to use and explore the descriptive and expressive characteristics of various drawing media (both dry and liquid media). Students will also use close observation and analysis of visual experience. The course is primarily a study of perceptual observation, the materials and methods of drawing being the vehicle for investigation and interpretation. Lect. 1, Studio 4. Prerequisite: ART 160 or concurrent enrollment.  Offered Fall, Spring.


ART  164  Cr.3

Design Foundations

The elements of two-dimensional design are introduced through a variety of media and studio practice. Emphasis on concept development and creative philosophies. Problem-solving strategies are explored through studio work and critiques. Lect. 1, Studio 4. Prerequisite: ART 160 or concurrent enrollment.  Offered Fall, Spring.


ART  166  Cr.3

Three Dimensional Foundations

This course provides the student's introductory experience to a studio-based approach to the visual art in the three-dimensional realm. Students apply design elements and principles to projects and experiences as they occur in the physical world. Concentration will focus on expanding visual vocabulary, investigations into basic creative processes and design concerns as they apply to the three-dimensional form. The course will explore conceptual problem solving, elementary constructions techniques and an investigation into the inherent qualities of materials. Lect. 1, Studio 4. Prerequisite: ART 160 or concurrent enrollment.  Offered Fall, Spring.


+ART  172  Cr.3

Photography Survey

This course is a thematic examination of photography as an art form. Through lectures, films, hands on assignments and in class discussions, students will learn important conceptual and visual trends employed in art photography. Topics covered will include: 19th and 20th century influences, multi-cultural interpretation of genres, new approaches to representation of self and the influence of digital technology on photography. Students will also learn about individual and collective cultural models utilized to form the complex visual language of photographs.   Offered Fall, Spring.


ART  204  Cr.3

Watercolor Painting

A studio course concentrating on watercolor 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 developments are explored. Lect. 1, Studio 4. Prerequisite: ART 162.  Offered Fall, Spring.


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 postmodern painting. Lect. 1, Studio 4. Prerequisite: ART 162.  Offered Fall, Spring.


ART  206  Cr.3

Digital Media: Graphic Design for Non-Majors

This course in graphic design emphasizes the process of visual communication of ideas and information with attention to aesthetic considerations, techniques and methods. Students do not have to be art majors to explore various facets of graphic design using the Adobe Creative Suite software, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and Dreamweaver. Practical study in this area involves the design and production of advertising, brochures, and posters with the development and application of logotypes and design formats using computer technologies and graphic reproduction techniques. Basic knowledge of computer use. Not applicable to ART majors or minors. Lect. 1, Studio 4.   Offered Fall, Spring.


ART  207  Cr.3

Introduction to Computer Graphic Design

This course provides an introduction to and a survey of computer graphic design. Students develop an understanding of the basic design principles, typography, design problems and solutions, and composition. Graphic design software will be explored. Lect. 1, Studio 4. Prerequisite: ART 162.  Offered Fall, Spring.


ART  213  Cr.3

Ceramics for Non-Art Majors

This course will focus on learning new skills and/or refining skills in ceramics by exploring the history of ceramic form, researching contemporary ceramists, and practicing hand-built, wheel thrown, and surface techniques. Lect. 1, Studio 4.  Repeatable for credit - maximum 6, with instructor permission. Prerequisite: Not open to Art majors.  Offered Fall, Spring.


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 166.  Offered Fall, Spring.


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. Throughout the course the student will experiment in clay, glazes, and surface decoration. Lect. 1, Studio 4. Prerequisite: ART 166.  Offered Fall, Spring.


ART  218  Cr.3

Introduction to Printmaking: Intaglio

In this introductory course, 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 162.  Offered Fall, Spring.


ART  219  Cr.3

Forging/Raising for Non-Art Majors

This course will focus on the basic principles of metal forging and raising of ferrous and nonferrous metals with emphasis on design. Prerequisite: not open to art majors.  Offered Occasionally.


ART  220  Cr.3

Introduction to Metalsmithing, Forging & Raising

This studio course will focus on the design and development of traditional and experimental holloware and metalsmithing techniques. Emphasis will be placed on the student's ability to think and resolve design problems through creative use of the techniques taught during the course in the production of assignments. Art 220 builds on the technical foundation of raising and fabrication while challenging students to embrace traditional and nontraditional techniques. Lect. 1, Studio 4. Prerequisite: ART 160; ART 166 or concurrent enrollment.  Offered Spring.


ART  221  Cr.3

Introduction to Metalsmithing

This studio course will focus on the design and development of introductory nonferrous metal fabrication and construction techniques utilized in the creation of jewelry and metal objects.  Emphasis will be placed on the student's ability to think and resolve design problems through creative use of the techniques taught during the course in the production of assignments.  The course covers cutting, soldering, finishing, surface enrichment, cold connections, forming, forging and raising. Lect. 1, Studio 4. Prerequisite: ART 160; ART 166 or concurrent enrollment.  Offered Fall, Spring.


ART  222  Cr.3

Metalsmithing for Non-Art Majors

This course will focus on the basic use of nonferrous metals in jewelry/metalsmithing, with emphasis on design and development of introductory nonferrous metal fabrication and construction. Not applicable to Art majors and minors. Prerequisite: Not open to Art Majors or Minors.  Offered Fall.


ART  223  Cr.3

Introduction to Blacksmithing

This studio course will focus on the design and development of traditional and experimental blacksmithing techniques.  Students will become familiar with the basic methods of working with hot iron, the history of blacksmithing, and the safe and proper use of tools and equipment involved with the process.  Studio 5. Prerequisite: ART 160; ART 166 or concurrent enrollment.  Offered Occasionally.


ART  250  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. Lect. 1, Studio 4. Repeatable for credit - maximum 6. Prerequisite: not open to art majors.  Offered Occasionally.


ART  251  Cr.3

Art History I: Ancient and Medieval Art

A survey of the visual arts from the Paleolithic era to 1400 A.D. The course will consider in depth art of the ancient civilizations that are part of the Western heritage, including Egypt, Greece, Rome and art of the Middle Ages from Europe and the Byzantine Empire. Non-Western art to be studied will include Islamic, Asian, African, and pre-Columbian art of the Americas.   Offered Fall.


ART  252  Cr.3

Art History II: Renaissance to Contemporary Art

A study of the visual arts from 1400 A.D. to the present. The course will focus on art of the Renaissance and subsequent styles such as Baroque and Rococo, as well as on the art of the modern/post-modern eras. Besides studying art produced in Europe and the United States, the course will consider post-1400 art from Asia, Africa, and Latin America.   Offered Spring.


ART  262  Cr.3

Drawing II

A studio course emphasizing growth through observation, exploration and interpretation of visual forms-including the figure. Drawing as language is investigated and interpreted by exploring various styles and techniques from traditional and contemporary works. Building upon Drawing Foundations students will experiment with a range of materials and thematic possibilities. Lect. 1, Studio 4. Prerequisite: ART 160, ART 162.  Offered Fall, Spring.


ART  272  Cr.3

Photography and Imaging I

This course will serve as an introduction to black and white photography and will introduce 35mm camera functions, exposure techniques, and processing. In addition to learning the technical mechanics of the medium, students will be given hands on projects to further their understanding of photography in aesthetic and conceptual terms. The course will consist of lectures, demonstrations, class critiques, and explorations of the work of a wide range of photographers.   Offered Fall, Spring.


+ART  301  Cr.3

World Art

This course will be an in-depth examination of art forms in various historical, social, and religious contexts of Africa, South and South East Asia, the Pacific, and the Americas, Students will explore issues, approaches and controversies in cross cultural civilizations through art as a primary source of understanding. They will experience how, through art, the values and ideas of many cultures have evolved and new patterns of globalization have shaped the modern world. Prerequisite: junior standing.  Offered Fall, Spring.


ART  302  Cr.3

Visual Language in the Global Classroom

This course provides a discovery of the connections between visual art and a variety of disciplines. Cultural values and the social institution of education will be examined. Through inquiry, analysis, and research, students will explore art as a form of perceptual, social, and cultural learning. Students will develop guiding questions, rubrics, and procedures for the instruction of visual art education and will consider a model of instruction which guides and nurtures creativity and higher level thinking skills. Prerequisite: Completion of at least 45 university credits.  Offered Fall, Spring.


ART  304  Cr.3

Color Theory

An intensive study of color through studio practice in water-based media. As part of the painting course sequence, this course isolates the element of color in practice while examining its relationship to other elements in analysis. The student will build upon material covered in ART 205 to develop a more sophisticated understanding of color and other attributes of painting. Course content includes physiological and cultural perceptions of color, and processes of color mixture, opacity, and transparency. Lect. 1, Studio 4. Prerequisite: ART 164, ART 166, ART 205.  Offered Fall, Spring.


ART  305  Cr.3

Intermediate Painting

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. Prerequisite: ART 164, ART 166, ART 205 and ART 252.  Offered Fall, Spring.


ART  308  Cr.3

Intermediate Computer Graphic Design

An intermediate exploration of graphic design problem solving. Students will explore effective and visually pleasing communication design through various projects, using raster and vector-based graphic design softwares. Lect. 1, Studio 4. Prerequisite: ART 162, ART 164, ART 207.  Offered Fall, Winter.


ART  314  Cr.3

Intermediate Sculpture

Students are asked to develop 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. Lect. 1, Studio 4. Prerequisite: ART 162, ART 164, ART 214.  Offered Fall, Spring.


ART  316  Cr.3

Intermediate Ceramics

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 162, ART 164, ART 216.  Offered Fall, Spring.


ART  318  Cr.3

Intermediate Printmaking: Lithography

In this intermediate course, the student will build upon the material covered in ART 209 while exploring 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 164, ART 166 and ART 218.  Offered Fall, Spring.


ART  320  Cr.3

Intermediate Metalsmithing: Forging and Raising

This studio course will focus on the design and development of traditional and experimental holloware and metalsmithing techniques. Emphasis will be placed on the student's ability to think and resolve design problems through creative use of the intermediate/advanced techniques taught during the course in the production of assignments. This course will cover synclastic and anticlastic raising, nonferrous metals forming and forging, as well as an introduction to ferrous metal forging. Lect. 1, Studio 4. Prerequisite:  ART 220.  Offered Spring.


ART  321  Cr.3

Intermediate Metalsmithing

This studio course will focus on the design and development of nonferrous casting techniques utilized in the creation of jewelry and metal objects. It will introduce students to hand and machine practices relative to the solidification processes of metal work. Areas of focus will include lost wax casting preformed though vacuum and centrifuge methods, as well as alternative methods such as cuttlebone casting techniques. A variety of mold making techniques for production casting will also be investigated. Emphasis will be placed on the student's ability to think and resolve design problems through creative use of the techniques taught during the course in the production of assignments. Lect. 1, Studio 4. Prerequisite: ART 221.  Offered Fall, Spring.


ART  331  Cr.3

Art of the United States

A study of the visual arts of the United States from the colonial era to the present. Course will consider such significant issues as the participation of U.S. artists in international art movements and the relationship between socio-political developments and the visual arts. Prerequisite: ART 251, ART 252.  Offered Fall.


ART  332  Cr.3

Contemporary Art

An intensive study of visual art produced throughout the world since 1970. The course will consider recent developments in traditional media art such as painting, sculpture, photography, printmaking, and the functional arts, and the changing status and nature of such media in the contemporary art world. The course will also examine the development of new media such as installation art, performance art, video and digital art. Prerequisite: junior standing.  Offered Annually.


ART  341  Cr.3

Selected Topics in Art History

An intensive review of significant movements and styles in the history of art. The particular subject of the course will be chosen each year by the art faculty. This course is intended to provide an exposure to key topics in greater depth than allowed in the art history survey courses. Repeatable for credit - maximum 6. Prerequisite: ART 251, ART 252.  Offered Spring.


ART  360  Cr.1 - 3

Travel/Study in Visual Art

Travel courses are conducted to various parts of the nation and world and may be led by one or more faculty members. Course work may include studio/professional practice, research, or seminar topics. Prior trip arrangements, financial deposit, and consent/orientation with International Education (if applicable) are required. May be repeated to different locations.
Repeatable for credit - maximum 6. Prerequisite: sophomore standing.  Offered Occasionally.


ART  362  Cr.3

Drawing III

A studio course emphasizing growth in observation and interpretation of complex visual forms. Students will gain greater understanding in drawing as language through exploration of various styles and techniques in both traditional and contemporary drawings. Utilizing the expertise and experience gained in both Drawing Foundation and Drawing II, students will experiment through thematic exploration to develop a visual vocabulary in drawing, with life drawing as a major component. Lect. 1, Studio 4. Prerequisite: ART 262.  Offered Fall, Spring.


ART  372  Cr.3

Photography and Imaging II

This course will explore the technical and conceptual fundamentals of digital photography. Students will become conversant in the techniques of digital capture, archiving, optimizing files and digital printing. The skill sets will include Adobe Photoshop and color management. The course will consist of lectures, demonstrations, class critiques, and explorations of the work of a wide range of digital photographers and related artists. Prerequisite:  ART 272.  Offered Fall, Spring.


ART  373  Cr.3

Documentary Strategies in Photography

This course introduces students to making documentary photographs. It entails an examination of the photographic document as it functions as evidence of real events, a catalyst to social reform, and an exploration of the cultural representation of reality. Lectures and class discussion will focus on the objectivity of the social document, and new documentary approaches. Students will create a final self-directed project. Prerequisite: ART 372.  Offered Annually.


ART  375  Cr.3

Special Projects in Photography

Workshops, directed and individual readings, or projects involving significant content or activities not available through regular course offerings in photography. Repeatable for credit -maximum 6.   Offered Occasionally.


ART  376  Cr.3

Portraiture in Photography

Studio and environmental approaches to portraiture are studied and executed. Explores uses of studio and natural lighting; posing of singles, couples and small groups; designing strong compositions in studio settings; study of historic and contemporary portraitists. Prerequisite: ART 372.  Offered Annually.


ART  377  Cr.3

Color Photography

A studio course in which students focus on the conceptual and aesthetic possibilities of color photography. Topics covered will include theory, history, contemporary directions in color photography and advanced digital printing. Students will produce a portfolio of color prints. Prerequisite: ART 372.  Offered Annually.


ART  378  Cr.3

Advanced Digital Photography and Imaging

This class will utilize Photoshop to explore the conceptual and practical principles of photography in the digital era. Studio projects will explore creative possibilities of manipulated photographs, the impact of digital technology on contemporary photographic practice, as well as the aesthetic and ethical issues surrounding digitally fabricated images. In class discussions, readings and lectures will address critical issues in contemporary landscape and spatial perceptions, including environmental usage, digital reinterpretations of our surroundings, and the human form. Prerequisite: ART 372.  Offered Annually.


ART  379  Cr.1

Applied Photography

Practical experience in applying photographic skills by participating as staff members for university publications. Repeatable for credit - maximum 2.   Offered Annually.


ART  399  Cr.2

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 graduate program and the professional world of the artist. Prerequisite: ART 162, ART 164, ART 166, ART 252, ART 262; junior standing.  Offered Fall, Spring.


ART  401  Cr.3

Methods in Art Education: Elementary to Early Adolescent Learners

This course is offered to Art Education Majors who plan to teach Visual Art and Design in the elementary and middle school art classrooms. Practical and philosophical aspects of teaching art will be emphasized. Current practices and theories of Art Education will be regarded. Students will be able to demonstrate the Wisconsin Visual Art and Design Model Academic Standards in the development of their unit and lesson plans, curriculum, and assessment. Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education; declared Art Education major plan; concurrent enrollment in EDS 351.  Offered Spring.


ART  403  Cr.3

Methods in Art: Early Adolescence-Adolescence

This course is designed for future art teachers in art and design education from early adolescence to adolescence. The students will consider current practices and theory related to teaching visual art and design in middle school and high school learning environments. They will observe in local classrooms and will analyze effective instructions as they plan delivery systems for their future classrooms. Using the Wisconsin Model Academic Standards, they will plan curriculum including unit and lesson plans as well as effective assessment of student learning. Prerequisite: junior standing.  Offered Fall.


ART  405  Cr.3

Advanced Painting

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. Repeatable for credit - maximum 6. Prerequisite: ART 305.  Offered Fall, Spring.


ART  408  Cr.3

Advanced Computer Graphic Design

An advanced exploration of design problem-solving. This course approaches the Internet as a design space for visual communication. The aesthetics of Web design and animation are explored through type, image, sound, time, and motion. Lect. 1, Studio 4. Prerequisite: ART 252, ART 308.  Offered Fall, Spring.


ART 413/513  Cr.1 - 3

Independent Study

Concentrated study in any area: art history, art metal, ceramics, design, drawing, painting, printmaking, and sculpture. Open to advanced students who have excellent records in selected areas. Repeatable for credit - maximum 6 for majors, maximum of 4 for non-majors or minors. Prerequisite: junior standing.  Offered Occasionally.


ART  414  Cr.3

Advanced Sculpture

A studio course providing opportunities for independent work for the advanced 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 foundry work, fabrication, and woodworking. Lect. 1, Studio 4. Prerequisite: ART 252, ART 314.  Offered Fall, Spring.


ART  415  Cr.3

Art Seminar

Professional problems related to principles of art, art history, and art education research. Prerequisite: ART 106.  Offered Occasionally.


ART  416  Cr.3

Advanced Ceramics

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. Repeatable for credit - maximum 6. Prerequisite: ART 252, ART 316.  Offered Fall, Spring.


ART  418  Cr.3

Advanced Printmaking

In this advanced course, each student will further their knowledge of intaglio and/or lithography by researching both multiple plate 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.  Repeatable for credit - maximum 6. Prerequisite: ART 162; ART 218 or ART 318.  Offered Fall, Spring.


ART  419  Cr.3

Individual Problems in Printmaking

In this intensive studio/historical exploration, the student will concentrate on the development of content expressed through the techniques of printmaking. Lect. 1, Studio 4. Repeatable for credit - maximum 6. Prerequisite: ART 418.  Offered Fall, Spring.


ART  421  Cr.3

Advanced Metalsmithing

This studio course will focus on advanced techniques utilized in the creation of jewelry and metal objects. Areas of focus will include the manipulation of sheet metal to create dimension or depth through forming and surface enrichment.  Emphasis will be placed on the student's ability to think and resolve design problems through creative use of the techniques learned during the course in the production of assignments. Individual research, design and creative applications are also emphasized. Lect. 1, Studio 4. Repeatable for credit - maximum 6. Prerequisite: ART 321.  Offered Fall, Spring.


ART  425  Cr.1 - 3

Perspectives in Art

This course allows the students to explore a specific art media on campus or in the international environment. The course will stress intensive research/creative endeavor. Lect. 1, Studio 4. Repeatable for credit - maximum 9. Prerequisite: ART 162, ART 106 and completion of intro-advanced sequence in a studio media.  Offered Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer.


ART  431  Cr.2

Lectures in Art History

A series of lectures designed to study and analyze the artists and their works within society.   Offered Occasionally.


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 grading. Prerequisite: Junior standing; 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. Pass/Fail grading. Offered Occasionally.


ART  462  Cr.3

Advanced Drawing

A Studio course emphasizing thematic and conceptual growth in drawing with self-directed and mentored projects. Students will explore, examine and develop a concept in drawing by analyzing and integrating contemporary drawings practices. Utilizing the expertise and experience gained in studio media, student will experiment in alternative drawing media to seek connections among various studio practices including installation and performance. Lect. 1, Studio 4. Repeatable for credit - maximum 6. Prerequisite: ART 362.  Offered Annually.


ART  473  Cr.3

Documentary/Editorial Photography II

In-depth and specialized investigation of photojournalism. Topics for research and application include ethics and picture editing, illustration, photo essay, editorial assignments for real-world clients. Students produce an extended portfolio. Lect. 2, Lab. 2. Prerequisite: ART 272, ART 276.  Offered Occasionally.


ART  475  Cr.1 - 3

Perspectives in Art: Photography

This course allows the student to further explore photography on campus or in an international environment. The course will stress intensive research/creative endeavor. Lect. 1, Studio 4. Repeatable for credit - maximum 9. Prerequisite: 15 credits in the photography area including ART 272, ART 274 and ART 276.  Offered Occasionally.


ART  476  Cr.3

Experimental Photography and Imaging

This course has been designed to encourage advanced students to experiment with making image techniques. These include image-capture, traditional darkroom methods, non-narrative sequencing, non-silver processes, and surface manipulation of the photograph and of negatives, using the photograph as a sculptural object, collage and many other possibilities beyond the conventional representative photograph. The 'camera' itself will be reexamined by exploring the camera obscura, pinhole photography, cell phones, the scanner as an image generator, and video as legitimate tools for creating photographic images and sequences. Lectures and films will acquaint students with the history and achievements of experimental photography. Prerequisite: ART 172, ART 272.  Offered Annually.


ART  499  Cr.1

Senior Exhibition

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.  Offered Fall, Spring.