Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art

The Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art (BFSDoArt) is committed to building and extending the intellectual community in visual arts and graphic communications by educating the next generation of artists, designers, and industry professionals. To prepare students for successful careers, the Department provides an enriching environment of rigorous course material, state-of-the-art facilities, relevant technology and equipment, professionally active faculty, and community engagement.

It is the BFSDoArt's goal to provide students with the ability to think critically, communicate effectively, work cooperatively, be comfortable and knowledgeable with relevant technology, and be committed to sharing their many talents with an increasingly global community.

The Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art is an accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).

Students earning the B.A. degree in Art (concentration in Art History) will demonstrate competency in the following outcomes:

  1. ability to recall and utilize accurate art historical terminology and to identify major monuments of art, recognize productions of individual artists, and distinguish artistic productions of various eras and cultures through familiarity with key formal and contextual components.
  2. assessment of art historical issues including the following: making connections between different time periods and/ or cultures; contextualizing works within their political, social, economic, and religious situations; recognizing frequent biases toward art work based on cultural misunderstandings or ethnocentrism.
  3. preparation of effective written and oral communications in art history composed of the following: historical research and critical analyses of works of art from historical, cultural, and aesthetic perspectives, synthesized into an original, organized work.

Graduates of the B.A. degree in Art (concentration in Studio Art) program will:

  1. demonstrate competency in multiple mediums through the creation of original works of art that are technically sound and exploits the characteristics of the specific art materials used.
  2. demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the elements and principles of visual organization and sufficient to achieve successful communication through visual art and design.
  3. demonstrate their ability to analyze and evaluate their own artwork as well as that of their peers in the form of Written and Verbal Critique.
  4. demonstrate a familiarity with the major achievements in the history of art and will be able to make valid assessments of quality in master works of art and their relationship to their own art work.
  5. demonstrate the ability to combine the media skills, application of art and design principles, verbal analysis, and art historical knowledge in order to develop and apply transferable skills to professional direction.

Upon completion of the B.F.A. degree with a concentration in 2D Studio program, students will:

  1. demonstrate competency in the media of each relative studio discipline through studio practice, appropriate equipment usage and demonstration of safety requirements during studio practice. Students will prove their skill competency in specific art media by creating original works of art that exploit the characteristics of the specific art materials used.
  2. demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the elements and principles of visual organization. This understanding will be evidenced by choices that may include compositional devices, use of color and manipulation of dominance/unity. Students will successfully apply these principles to communicate their aesthetic as well as conceptual intentions.
  3. have a comprehensive overview of art history, with particular emphasis on issues of contemporary art, art theory and criticism. Students will conduct research relevant to their own creative work through the investigation of contemporary artists, critical theories and aesthetic issues, demonstrating their research and analysis abilities through the creation of original artworks, master studies, artist statements, presentation in oral critiques and essays.
  4. complete written documentation as well as participate in verbal discussion that will demonstrate their ability to analyze, synthesize, validate, and evaluate their own artwork as well as that of their peers. Students’ ability to articulate personal work will be further evidenced by writing an artist's statement that identifies historical references, contextualization and discussion of conceptual origins within their own body of work as well as for individual works.
  5. demonstrate their ability to conceive, and produce a body of work (multiple artworks reflecting a single concept) in two-dimensional media (Print-making, Drawing, Painting). This body of work will reflect technical competency, effective use of art/design principles, self-expression, conceptual development, a comprehension of cultural and art historical references, aesthetics, critical theory, and is representative of contemporary art.

Students earning the B.F.A. degree with a concentration in 3D Studio will:

  1. demonstrate their technical skill mastery.
  2. demonstrate their competency in the use of art elements and principles of visual organization with an emphasis on 3D materials and space.
  3. demonstrate their ability to analyze, synthesize, validate, and evaluate their own artwork, as well as, that of their peers during course critiques and discussions throughout their degree program. Students’ ability to articulate personal work will be further evidenced by writing an artist's statement included with critique presentations and submissions of artworks for review by others.
  4. demonstrate their ability to conceive, and produce a body of work (multiple artworks reflecting one concept) in three-dimensional media, that reflect technical competency, effective use of art/design principles, self-expression, conceptual development, a comprehension of cultural and art historical references, aesthetics, and cohesive body of contemporary arts.

B.F.A. Graphic Design degree program students will:

  1. develop professional studio practices and demonstrate these practices to execute successful, repeatable, problem solving strategies to communicate content to an audience in areas of application such as identity, brand positioning, publication design, editorial design, web and multimedia design, packaging, way-finding and information architecture.
  2. have a comprehensive understanding of the elements and principles of visual organization. Students will demonstrate knowledge of, and skills in, two- and three- dimensional spatial organization, color theory and application, typography, hierarchical organization, contrast and concord.
  3. develop a breadth of understanding that provides them with the skills to identify and assess art and design historical issues including the following: connections between different time periods and/or cultures; contexts of art work including political, social, economic, and religious aspects; frequent biases toward art work based on cultural misunderstandings or ethnocentrism.
  4. analyze, synthesize, validate, and evaluate their own artwork as well as that of their peers during course critiques and discussions throughout their degree program. Students’ ability to articulate personal work will be further evidenced by writing an artist's statement included with critique presentations and submissions of artworks for review by others.
  5. develop a professional portfolio that exemplifies their competency in graphic design and create a professional portfolio of work that demonstrates their skills to potential employers and assists in securing entry-level employment as a professional graphic designer. Through development of their portfolio, students will demonstrate autonomy in executing real-world project skills in planning, research, sales, marketing and presentation.

ART   1000   Art in Life

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A general introduction to art and aesthetics and their role in human life and culture. Includes discussion and analysis of architecture, sculpture, painting, ceramics, drawing, printmaking, photography, design, and other art forms from various historical periods and world cultures.

Cross Listing(s): ART   1000S.

ART   1000S   Art in Life

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A general introduction to art and aesthetics and their role in human life and culture. Includes discussion and analysis of architecture, sculpture, painting, ceramics, drawing, printmaking, photography, design, and other art forms from various historical periods and world cultures.

Cross Listing(s): ART   1000.

ART   1010   Drawing I

3 Credit Hours.   2 Lecture Hours.   3 Lab Hours.

An introduction to the basic materials and methods of drawing. Students will develop skills in direct observations, composition, and techniques using still-life and natural forms.

Cross Listing(s): ART   1010S.

ART   1010S   Drawing I

3 Credit Hours.   2 Lecture Hours.   3 Lab Hours.

An introduction to the basic materials and methods of drawing. Students will develop skills in direct observations, composition, and techniques using still-life and natural forms.

Cross Listing(s): ART   1010.

ART   1011   Drawing II

3 Credit Hours.   2 Lecture Hours.   3 Lab Hours.

Through direct observation and experimentation the student is led to develop a personal approach to expression. The figure, landscape and still-life are examined in a variety of materials.

Prerequisite(s): ART   1010.

Cross Listing(s): ART   1011S.

ART   1011S   Drawing II

3 Credit Hours.   2 Lecture Hours.   3 Lab Hours.

Through direct observation and experimentation the student is led to develop a personal approach to expression. The figure, landscape and still-life are examined in a variety of materials.

Prerequisite(s): ART   1010.

Cross Listing(s): ART   1011.

ART   1020   2D Art and Design Foundations

3 Credit Hours.   2 Lecture Hours.   3 Lab Hours.

Emphasizes two-dimensional design through analysis of line, texture, color, size, shape, and mass. Individual experiences with a variety of media.

ART   1030   3D Art and Design Foundations

3 Credit Hours.   2 Lecture Hours.   3 Lab Hours.

Uses lectures, demonstrations, discussions, and hands on experiences to introduce students to a variety of basic materials, techniques, and general concepts related to design within the contexts of 3-D form and space.

ART   1132   Digital Art and Design Foundations

3 Credit Hours.   2 Lecture Hours.   3 Lab Hours.

This course is an introduction to the digital methods of image capture, creation, manipulation and research. Students will build skills in the fundamentals of digital technologies in art and design practices.

ART   1536   Animation I

3 Credit Hours.   2 Lecture Hours.   3 Lab Hours.

This course is an introduction to animation. Students will cover concepts in 2D, stop motion, and sound. Course projects explore character development, storytelling and dialogue.

ART   2000   Advanced Placement Studio

3 Credit Hours.   2 Lecture Hours.   3 Lab Hours.

This course is designed to award Advance Placement credits to High School students' portfolio scoring 4 and above in drawing 2D-Design and 3D Design. Credits will be given upon the completion of a portfolio review. Requires departmental permission.

ART   2135   Painting: Introduction

3 Credit Hours.   2 Lecture Hours.   3 Lab Hours.

This course is an introduction to painting through a variety of studio experiences. This course is designed to familiarize students with skills necessary for creating a painting. Emphasis is placed on technical competence using paint media, mixing color, mixing color values, and composition. Also stressed are concepts such as symbolic use of color, marks and form to increase expressionistic content within a work of art. Direct observation is utilized.

Cross Listing(s): ART   2135S.

ART   2135S   Painting: Introduction

3 Credit Hours.   2 Lecture Hours.   3 Lab Hours.

This course is an introduction to painting through a variety of studio experiences. This course is designed to familiarize students with skills necessary for creating a painting. Emphasis is placed on technical competence using paint media, mixing color, mixing color values, and composition. Also stressed are concepts such as symbolic use of color, marks and form to increase expressionistic content within a work of art. Direct observation is utilized.

Cross Listing(s): ART   2135.

ART   2230   Ceramics: Introduction

3 Credit Hours.   2 Lecture Hours.   3 Lab Hours.

In this course, students are introduced to clay and the various forming techniques, including pinching, coil construction, slab building, architectural relief, wheel throwing, and firing. Students will learn technical, conceptual, research and design skills, as well as professional skills.

ART   2233   Computer Graphics

3 Credit Hours.   2 Lecture Hours.   3 Lab Hours.

This is an introductory overview of computer-based imaging. Students will create and manipulate digital images.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in ART   1010, ART   1020.

ART   2235   Digital Dimensions

3 Credit Hours.   2 Lecture Hours.   3 Lab Hours.

This course involves focused study of using computers and computer-controlled devices to create visualizations, patterns, and 3-Dimensional forms. 3-Dimensional modeling software will be used to design and produce actual objects through peripheral machines such as laser scanners, CNC routers, CNC plasma cutting, and powder-based rapid prototyping. Additionally, the course introduces a broad range of software and creation techniques currently used in the advertisement and motion picture industries, and the fields of industrial, automobile, architecture, furniture, and graphic design.

ART   2236   Small Metals Design: Fundamentals

3 Credit Hours.   2 Lecture Hours.   3 Lab Hours.

This course introduces students to tools, materials, and techniques of small metal design. Students will learn technical, conceptual, research, design, and professional skills.

ART   2330   Typography I

3 Credit Hours.   2 Lecture Hours.   3 Lab Hours.

Introduction to the basic foundations of typographic design. Creative solutions to typographical design program will be explored, through the application of the practical and technical aspects of typography.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in ART   1020, ART   1010, ART   1011, ART   1030, ARTH   2531, ARTH   2532.

Cross Listing(s): ART   2331.

ART   2331   Visual Thinking in Graphic Design

3 Credit Hours.   2 Lecture Hours.   3 Lab Hours.

A general introduction to graphic design. The focus of this course will be on students' development of their creativity and skills at effective visual communications, while also learning about general concepts and issues that apply to the field of graphic design.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in ART   1020, ART   1010, ART   1011, ART   1030, ARTH   2531, ARTH   2532, GCM   1321, GCM   1411.

Cross Listing(s): ART   2330, ART   2331H.

ART   2331H   Visual Thinking in Graphic Design

3 Credit Hours.   2 Lecture Hours.   3 Lab Hours.

A general introduction to graphic design. The focus of this course will be on students' development of their creativity and skills at effective visual communications, while also learning about general concepts and issues that apply to the field of graphic design.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in ART   1010, ART   1020, ART   1011, ART   1030, ARTH   2531, ARTH   2532.

Cross Listing(s): ART   2331.

ART   2332   Design Theory I

3 Credit Hours.   2 Lecture Hours.   2 Lab Hours.

A survey of theoretical frameworks in graphic design’s history from early twentieth century to present, this course examines theoretical, philosophical, social and historical aspects of graphic design with emphasis on the relationship of visual representation and design, form as content, semiotics and how graphic designers construct meaning.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in ART   1010, ART   1020, ART   1030, and ART   1132.

ART   2335   Photographic Imaging I

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   2 Lab Hours.

This is a studio course that explores fundamental techniques and applications of the photographic medium within the context of art. Students learn to use the basics of digital camera and basic Photoshop skills to serve as an image-enhancing tool. Development of critical thinking skills, personal creative self-expression, and the creative potential of the individual are emphasized. Students are critiqued on the basis of technical proficiency, aesthetic accomplishment and conceptual development.

ART   2430   Print, Paper, Book Arts: Introduction

3 Credit Hours.   2 Lecture Hours.   3 Lab Hours.

This course is an overview of printmaking processes which may include relief, intaglio, serigraphy, and lithography, as well as, an introduction to hand-papermaking and bookbinding structures. Conceptual emphasis encourages growth of student's personal content and development as an artist.

ART   2536   Animation II

3 Credit Hours.   2 Lecture Hours.   3 Lab Hours.

This is an intermediate course in animation, covering concepts in 2D, stop motion, and sound. Course projects will explore character development, storytelling and dialogue. Students will create a pilot episode.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in ART   1536.

ART   3030   Selected Topics

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

ART   3131   Drawing III

3 Credit Hours.   2 Lecture Hours.   3 Lab Hours.

Involves students in drawings of an advanced technical and conceptual nature. Students are encouraged to experiment with traditional and contemporary approaches to personal image making in a variety of drawing materials.

Prerequisite(s): ART   1010, ART   1011, ART   1020, ART   1030, ARTH   2531, ARTH   2532.

Cross Listing(s): ART   3131S.

ART   3131S   Drawing III

3 Credit Hours.   2 Lecture Hours.   3 Lab Hours.

Involves students in drawings of an advanced technical and conceptual nature. Students are encouraged to experiment with traditional and contemporary approaches to personal image making in a variety of drawing materials.

Prerequisite(s): ART   1010, ART   1011, ART   1020, ART   1030, ARTH   2531, ARTH   2532.

Cross Listing(s): ART   3131.

ART   3132   Figure Drawing

3 Credit Hours.   2 Lecture Hours.   3 Lab Hours.

The historical, structural, anatomical, and compositional study of the human figure as an expressive subject.

Prerequisite(s): ART   1010, ART   1011, ART   1020, ART   1030, ARTH   2531, ARTH   2532.

Cross Listing(s): ART   3132H.

ART   3132H   Figure Drawing Honors

3 Credit Hours.   2 Lecture Hours.   3 Lab Hours.

The historical, structural, anatomical, and compositional study of the human figure as an expressive subject.

Prerequisite(s): ART   1010, ART   1011, ART   1020, ART   1030, ARTH   2531, ARTH   2532.

Cross Listing(s): ART   3132.

ART   3137   Painting: Visual Language

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   3 Lab Hours.

This course is intended to provide students with an advanced exploration of paint as an expressive medium and a visual language. Emphasis is on the cultivation of content and creative exploration as informed by technical competence handling traditional formal elements such as composition, color mixing, mediums, and paint surface. Students are urged to develop a personal iconography and to deepen the expressionistic content of their work with an awareness of traditional and contemporary art.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in ART   2135.

ART   3230   Ceramics: Intermediate

3 Credit Hours.   2 Lecture Hours.   3 Lab Hours.

This course is an intermediate exploration in selected technical areas of ceramics and firing. Students will explore glaze problems, firing techniques and aesthetics. Emphasis will be on historical and aesthetic concerns dealing with the form.

Prerequisite(s): ART   2230.

Cross Listing(s): ART   3230H, ART   3230S.

ART   3230H   Ceramics: Intermediate

3 Credit Hours.   2 Lecture Hours.   3 Lab Hours.

This course is an intermediate exploration in selected technical areas of ceramics and firing. Students will explore glaze problems, firing techniques and aesthetics. Emphasis will be on historical and aesthetic concerns dealing with the form.

Prerequisite(s): ART   2230.

Cross Listing(s): ART   3230, ART   3230S.

ART   3230S   Ceramics: Intermediate

3 Credit Hours.   2 Lecture Hours.   3 Lab Hours.

This course is an intermediate exploration in selected technical areas of ceramics and firing. Students will explore glaze problems, firing techniques and aesthetics. Emphasis will be on historical and aesthetic concerns dealing with the form.

Prerequisite(s): ART   2230.

Cross Listing(s): ART   3230, ART   3230H.

ART   3235   Materials and Making

3 Credit Hours.   2 Lecture Hours.   3 Lab Hours.

This course is an introductory overview of sculptural processes, material properties and dimensional thinking. The course introduces additive/subtractive modeling and basic fabrication techniques for concrete, wood and metal forms. Various projects introduce abstract thinking, working with found objects, and trompe l'oeil (fool the eye) techniques.

Prerequisite(s): ART   2235.

ART   3236   Small Metals Design: Intermediate I

3 Credit Hours.   2 Lecture Hours.   3 Lab Hours.

This course is an intermediate level exploration of tools, materials, and techniques of small metal design. Students will learn technical, conceptual, research, design, and professional skills.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in ART   2236.

ART   3330   New Media Design

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   2 Lab Hours.

A study of the various aspects of new media design, specifically how formal aesthetic and concept is integrated with motion, sequence, duration, time and sound. Visual solutions will take shape in a non-print format that investigates how a user experiences new media differently than traditional media.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in ART   2331, ART   2330.

ART   3331   Graphic Design Methods

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   2 Lab Hours.

An intermediate level course which teaches page design and layout of various types, focusing on books, magazines, catalogs, and newspapers. Special emphasis will be on developing students' abilities to find creative yet functional solutions to a diverse range of paper design problems.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in ART   2331, ART   2330.

Cross Listing(s): ART   3331H.

ART   3331H   Graphic Design Methods Honors

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   2 Lab Hours.

An intermediate level course which teaches page design and layout of various types, focusing on books, magazines, catalogs, and newspapers. Special emphasis will be on developing students' abilities to find creative yet functional solutions to a diverse range of paper design problems.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in ART   2331, ART   2330.

Cross Listing(s): ART   3331.

ART   3333   Design Systems

3 Credit Hours.   2 Lecture Hours.   3 Lab Hours.

A study of how to design a visual identity system which includes logos, trademarks, letterheads, business cards, signage, brochures, catalogs, electronic web designs, and other forms of communication appropriate to the business.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in ART   3331, ART   3330.

ART   3334   Professional Practices

3 Credit Hours.   2 Lecture Hours.   3 Lab Hours.

This advanced level course will cover the practical issues that confront professional graphic designers today. Topics include job searching, freelancing, contract negotiation, ownership of intellectual property, client dynamics, presenting design solutions and other relevant issues. Students will learn to prepare files for printing and apply professional standards within the graphic design industry.

Prerequisite(s): ART   3331.

ART   3335   Photograhic Imaging II

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   2 Lab Hours.

This is a studio course that explores the use of digital photography and Photoshop to creatively express ideas. Emphasis is on the continued development of technique and personal aesthetic. Students will analyze the writings and dogmas of historical and contemporary photo-historians and scholars to further develop their understanding of the medium.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in ART   2335.

ART   3338   Typography II

3 Credit Hours.   2 Lecture Hours.   3 Lab Hours.

This course provides an advanced study of typographic systems, principles, and usage with emphasis on refining student's understanding of type aesthetics, and its informative, expressive, and experimental potential in solving complex communication problems. Students will use type as a visual form and visible language.

Prerequisite(s): ART   2330.

Cross Listing(s): ART   3338H.

ART   3338H   Typography II Honors

3 Credit Hours.   2 Lecture Hours.   3 Lab Hours.

This course provides an advanced study of typographic systems, principles, and usage with emphasis on refining student's understanding of type aesthetics, and its informative, expressive, and experimental potential in solving complex communication problems. Students will use type as a visual form and visible language.

Prerequisite(s): ART   2330.

Cross Listing(s): ART   3338.

ART   3430   Print, Paper, Book Arts: Intermediate

3 Credit Hours.   2 Lecture Hours.   3 Lab Hours.

In this course, multiple color, reduction, digital integration, and mixed-media technical applications for all printing processes will expand students' ability to further their personal conceptual direction, as will resolving problems of delivery intention, to include both the fine art print and printed public commodity. Students will examine the presence of their print imagery and delivery, within the historical and critical context of printmaking and the powerful democratic ability of the printed image. Bookbinding and papermaking techniques will employ advanced historical/global forms/skills that will foster the intimate experience and powerful self-reflection when viewing imagery and content via the artist's book.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in ART   2430.

Cross Listing(s): ART   3430S, ART   3430H.

ART   3430H   Print, Paper, Book Arts Intermediate Honors

3 Credit Hours.   2 Lecture Hours.   3 Lab Hours.

Continued exploration of print/paper/book arts processes, student artists will develop a body of work advancing their portfolio, including furthering individual style, concept development, and print, paper, book arts skills.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in ART   2430.

Cross Listing(s): ART   3430, ART   3430S.

ART   3430S   Print, Paper, Book Arts: Intermediate

3 Credit Hours.   2 Lecture Hours.   3 Lab Hours.

Multiple color, reduction, digital integration, and mixed-media technical applications for all printing processes will expand students' ability to further their personal conceptual direction, as will resolving problems of delivery intention, to include both the fine art print and printed public commodity. Students will examine the presence of their print imagery and delivery, within the historical and critical context of printmaking and the powerful democratic ability of the printed image. Bookbinding and papermaking techniques will employ advanced historical/global forms/skills that will foster the intimate experience and powerful self-reflection when viewing imagery and content via the artist's book.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in ART   2430.

Cross Listing(s): ART   3430, ART   3430.

ART   3536   Video & Motion Graphics

3 Credit Hours.   2 Lecture Hours.   3 Lab Hours.

This course is an introduction to video, motion graphics, editing, and audio techniques. Student projects will cover expressive techniques in video editing, kinetic type, special effects, motion tracking and web streaming.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in ART   1536.

ART   3537   Installation & Interactivity

3 Credit Hours.   2 Lecture Hours.   3 Lab Hours.

In this course, students are introduced to interactivity and programming with motors, sensors, video mapping, and the Arduino. Students will create an independent body of work in interactive media with games, 3D printing, constructed environments and sound installation.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in ART   1536.

ART   3731   Graphic Design Internship

3 Credit Hours.   2 Lecture Hours.   3 Lab Hours.

Students will apply their skills and learn practices of the profession through a professional experience in graphic design.

Prerequisite(s): ART   3331 and a minimum grade of "C" in ART   3338.

Cross Listing(s): ART   3731S.

ART   3731S   Graphic Design Internship

3 Credit Hours.   2 Lecture Hours.   3 Lab Hours.

Students will apply their skills and learn practices of the profession through a professional experience in graphic design.

Prerequisite(s): ART   3331 and a minimum grade of "C" in ART   3338.

Cross Listing(s): ART   3731.

ART   4135   Painting: Studio Practice

3 Credit Hours.   2 Lecture Hours.   3 Lab Hours.

This course is intended to provide students advanced opportunities to explore the process of personal image making through painting media. Students will work to refine their ability to create strong and "finished" imagery by focusing on edges, actively choosing placement of hard and soft edges to move the viewer's eye through the image and actively mixing colors at edges that interact to strenghten and enhance colors used next to each other. Students will also focus on using paint mediums and on mark making to actively create a painterly surface.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in ART   3137 or ART   3131 with permission of instructor.

ART   4190   Problems in Drawing

1-3 Credit Hours.   0 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

An intensive exploration of drawing media with special focus on advanced levels of personal expression. Thematic content, style, and expressive interpretation are to be determined by the student in consultation with the instructor. Department approval required.

Cross Listing(s): ART   4190S, ART   4190H.

ART   4190H   Problems in Drawing Honors

1-3 Credit Hours.   0 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

An intensive exploration of drawing media with special focus on advanced levels of personal expression. Thematic content, style, and expressive interpretation are to be determined by the student in consultation with the instructor. Department approval required.

Cross Listing(s): ART   4190, ART   4190S.

ART   4190S   Problems in Drawing

1-3 Credit Hours.   0 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

An intensive exploration of drawing media with special focus on advanced levels of personal expression. Thematic content, style, and expressive interpretation are to be determined by the student in consultation with the instructor. Department approval required.

Cross Listing(s): ART   4190, ART   4190H.

ART   4232   Ceramics: Advanced

3 Credit Hours.   2 Lecture Hours.   3 Lab Hours.

ART   4235   Hot and Cold Casting

3 Credit Hours.   2 Lecture Hours.   3 Lab Hours.

This course emphasizes artistic expression using hot and cold casting techniques. Contemporary issues will be explored through a variety of topics that may include figurative studies, body-casting, combinations of 2- and 3-dimensional media, explorations of scale relationships, and art as a vehicle for social change. Emphasis is placed upon visual communication and personal expression.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in ART   2235.

ART   4236   Small Metals Design: Advanced I

3 Credit Hours.   2 Lecture Hours.   3 Lab Hours.

This course is an advanced level exploration of tools, materials, and techniques of small metal design. Students will learn technical, conceptual, research, design, and professional skills.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in ART   3236.

ART   4330   Print, Paper, Book Arts: Advanced

3 Credit Hours.   2 Lecture Hours.   3 Lab Hours.

This course continues the exploration of print/paper/book arts processes. Student artists will develop a body of work advancing their portfolio, including furthering individual style, concept development, and print, paper, book arts skills.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in ART   3430.

ART   4334   Photograhic Imaging III

3 Credit Hours.   2 Lecture Hours.   3 Lab Hours.

This is a studio course in which the student explores the use of the digital camera and elements of Photoshop to use as tools for personal creative expression and development of the artist’s vision. Students will question and evaluate the role of photography in contemporary society and discuss the roles and responsibilities of image-makers.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in ART   2335.

ART   4335   Web Page Design

3 Credit Hours.   2 Lecture Hours.   3 Lab Hours.

The student will develop effective graphic design interfaces for website construction. Course content will address software and technical information with an emphasis on items such as site construction and site management, as well as current and future developments in online services, search engines, and how they affect the online community. Students will incorporate workflow and organizational skills into an active online website for a variety of topics.

Prerequisite(s): ART   3331, ART   3338.

ART   4381   Graphic Design Theories

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   2 Lab Hours.

An advanced level course that investigates in-depth theoretical and practical issues concerning the design profession, meaningful communication, ethics, and user-experience through the synthesis of visual and verbal solutions.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in ART   3331, ART   3330.

Cross Listing(s): ART   4381H.

ART   4381H   Graphic Design Theories

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   2 Lab Hours.

An advanced level course that investigates in-depth theoretical and practical issues concerning the design profession, meaningful communication, ethics, and user-experience through the synthesis of visual and verbal solutions.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in ART   3331, ART   3330.

Cross Listing(s): ART   4381.

ART   4536   3D Animation

3 Credit Hours.   2 Lecture Hours.   3 Lab Hours.

This course introduces students to 3D animation, covering concepts in 3D, sound, and web. Student projects will explore character development, storytelling, and dialogue.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in ART   1536.

ART   4590   Selected Topics in Art

1-3 Credit Hours.   0 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Studio experiences to further students' artistic development in varied, unique processes and approaches.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in ART   1010, ART   1011, ART   1020, ART   1030, ARTH   2531, ARTH   2532.

Cross Listing(s): ART   4590H, ART   4590S.

ART   4590H   Selected Topics in Art Honors

1-3 Credit Hours.   0 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Studio experiences to further students' artistic development in varied, unique processes and approaches.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in ART   1010, ART   1011, ART   1020, ART   1030, ARTH   2531, ARTH   2532.

Cross Listing(s): ART   4590, ART   4590S.

ART   4590S   Selected Topics in Art

1-3 Credit Hours.   0 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Individual research in a specific area of art.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in ART   1010, ART   1011, ART   1020, ART   1030, ARTH   2531, ARTH   2532.

Cross Listing(s): ART   4590, ART   4590H.

ART   4630   Senior Seminar

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

ART   4889   Graphic Design Portfolio

3 Credit Hours.   2 Lecture Hours.   3 Lab Hours.

The student will compile a professional portfolio and exhibit creative work to the public.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in ART   4381, ART   3334.

ART   4988   Capstone in Studio Art

3 Credit Hours.   2 Lecture Hours.   3 Lab Hours.

This is a professional application and practice course that provides an opportunity for students to identify and apply transferable skills acquired in their studio and non-studio classes in the B.A. Studio Art degree. The course is structured to allow each student to conceptualize and implement an individual semester-long capstone project which will be defined by the creative skills and interests gained during the program of study. Students will publicly present capstone projects at the end of the course. Students will also prepare professional materials needed for career opportunities post-graduation. Students must attain senior status and have the permission of the instructor to enroll.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in ART   1010, ART   1011, ART   1020, ART   1030, ARTH   2531, ARTH   2532.

ART   4999   BFA Portfolio and Exhibition

3 Credit Hours.   2 Lecture Hours.   3 Lab Hours.

Portfolio development and exhibition experience for senior BFA studio students.

Prerequisite(s): Must take this class last semester in degree program.

ARTG   3131   Design for Digital Reproduction

3 Credit Hours.   2 Lecture Hours.   3 Lab Hours.

Students are introduced to the various digital reproduction processes and how design techniques can optimize digital reproduction.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in ART   1132.

ARTG   3231   Graphic Reproduction Processes

3 Credit Hours.   2 Lecture Hours.   2 Lab Hours.

This course introduces students to the various reproduction processes and the products they produce. The course provides an examination of the current reproduction processes for graphic communications, including digital, lithography, flexography, screen, pad, dye sublimation, gravure and specialty reproduction methods. Students will complete hands on experiences using the available processes.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in ART   1132.

ARTG   3331   Digital and On-Demand Publishing

3 Credit Hours.   2 Lecture Hours.   2 Lab Hours.

This course introduces students to on-demand and personalized graphic reproduction. A review of the markets and the application of on-demand and personalized graphic reproduction are given. The collection of data and its reuse in the production of personalized targeted material is presented. Student will compete hands projects related to one to one marketing and personalized publishing.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in ART   1132.

ARTG   3431   Planning, Finishing, and Estimating

3 Credit Hours.   2 Lecture Hours.   2 Lab Hours.

This course introduces students to the planning steps, finish process and the estimating procedures, used in the production of graphic communications projects. Students will plan, estimate, construct, and finish various graphic communications projects.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in ART   1132.

ARTG   3432   Color Management and Reproduction

3 Credit Hours.   2 Lecture Hours.   2 Lab Hours.

An exploration of professional color reproduction and management concepts and procedures related to the graphic communication industries.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in ART   1132.

ARTG   4131   Selected Topics in Graphic Communication

3 Credit Hours.   2 Lecture Hours.   2 Lab Hours.

This course will explore special areas in graphic communications and will carry a subtitle.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in ART   1132.

ARTG   4231   Web Development for Graphic Communications

3 Credit Hours.   2 Lecture Hours.   2 Lab Hours.

This course covers planning and designing effective web pages and developing. Students will learn how to enhance web pages through the use of page layout, text formatting, graphics, and multimedia. Students will learn how to obtain a domain name, web-hosting provider, and publish a working website.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in ART   1132.

ARTH   2531   Art History I

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course surveys the arts of the western and non-western world from the prehistoric eras through the 14th century. The emphasis is twofold: 1) recognizing the visual characteristics of period and individual styles through a study of major monuments and, 2) utilizing works of art to better understand the social, cultural and economic realities of the historical eras. The format for the course is lecture with discussion.

Cross Listing(s): ARTH   2531S.

ARTH   2531S   Art History I

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course surveys the arts of the western and non-western world from the prehistoric eras through the 14th century. The emphasis is twofold: 1) recognizing the visual characteristics of period and individual styles through a study of major monuments and, 2) utilizing works of art to better understand the social, cultural and economic realities of the historical eras. The format for the course is lecture with discussion.

Cross Listing(s): ARTH   2531.

ARTH   2532   Art History II

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course surveys the arts of the western and non-western world from the 15th century to the present. The emphasis is twofold: 1) recognizing the visual characteristics of period and individual styles through a study of major monuments and, 2) utilizing works of art to better understand the social, cultural and economic realities of the historical eras. The format for the course is lecture with discussion.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in ARTH   2531.

Cross Listing(s): ARTH   2532S.

ARTH   2532S   Art History II

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course surveys the arts of the western and non-western world from the 15th century to the present. The emphasis is twofold: 1) recognizing the visual characteristics of period and individual styles through a study of major monuments and, 2) utilizing works of art to better understand the social, cultural and economic realities of the historical eras. The format for the course is lecture with discussion.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in ARTH   2531.

Cross Listing(s): ARTH   2532.

ARTH   3231   Modern Art History

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course examines the radical changes that occurred in Western painting, sculpture, photography, architecture and design from the beginning of Modernism in the 19th century through the early and late twentieth century. The approach will be lively and broad, utilizing ideas from diverse disciplines including theology, philosophy, literature, music, fashion design, politics, economic, sociology, psychology, the history of technology, and physics. Some of the most culturally significant artists, movements, and masterpieces of modern art will be addressed in readings, lectures, videos and discussion.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in ARTH   2531, ARTH   2532.

ARTH   3251   Dada and Surrealism Art History

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course will examine the profound and lasting contributions made by Dada & Surrealist artists as well as other revolutionary modernists of the early 20th century who sought to escape the traditional and rational in art and thought. An analysis of topics (dada and performance; neo-dada; dada and surrealist women; surrealism and photography; dada, surrealism and ethnography; collage; and the impact of surrealism in the United States) will be analyzed to define regressive ideas, which led to the dismantling of previous standards and the rise of an anti-art spirit, which continues today in various guises. Primary documents will be consulted regularly in order to provide a wider appreciation of the variety of Dada and Surrealist media (e.g. literature, film, theater, typography). The format for this course is lecture with discussion.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in ARTH   2531, ARTH   2532.

ARTH   3261   Italian Mannerism Art History

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course will address the visual arts of Italy created during the late Renaissance, typically known as the Mannerist period. The class will primarily cover painting, and sculpture, with the inclusion of some architectural works. The course will begin by establishing the artistic traditions of the High Renaissance era to examine Mannerist innovations and shifts in style and aesthetics as well as the maintenance, in some instances, of High Renaissance ideals. The class will be held in a lecture format with images projected during lecture for a combination of visual and verbal information.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in ARTH   2531, ARTH   2532.

ARTH   3272   Northern Renaissance Art History

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course will address the visual arts of northern Europe during the Renaissance, the 14th through the 16th century. The class will primarily cover the painting, printmaking, and sculpture of Germany, Flanders, France, and the Netherlands. The class will begin by establishing the artistic traditions of the medieval era and exhibit how the early Northern Renaissance artists both operated within these traditions and made marked innovations to the visual vocabulary, and will conclude with the 16th-century North's responses to the Protestant Reformation and to the influence of works of the Italian Renaissance. The class will be held in a lecture format with images projected during lecture for a combination of visual and verbal information.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in ARTH   2531, ARTH   2532.

ARTH   3282   Pre-Colombian Art History

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This survey introduces students to the art produced by the cultures of Mesoamerica up to the time of contact with European cultures; from the earliest traditions of Olmec ceramic sculpture to the spectacular Mayan architecture and awe-inspiring stone carvings of the Aztecs. Sacred architecture, precious stone and metal sculpture, basalt carving traditions, mural paintings and works of art on paper are examined with a consideration to both form and context. The format for this course is lecture with discussion.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in ARTH   2531 and ARTH   2532.

ARTH   3377   Graphic Design Art History

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course is a survey of the history of graphic design communications from prehistory to the present, and will evaluate the impact of culture and technology on the development of graphic design in different historical contexts. Content includes the relation of art and graphic design, techniques of graphic representation, current trends, and the importance of graphic communication in contemporary society.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in ARTH   2531, ARTH   2532.

ARTH   3435   African Art History

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Surveys the major themes, cultural groups, and art traditions of Africa. Focuses on materials, functions, meaning and the distinctive aesthetic values of cultural objects and their ritual significance in African societies.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in ARTH   2531, ARTH   2532.

Cross Listing(s): AAST   3435.

ARTH   3436   African American Art History

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

The study of African American art and design from the period of pre-colonial Africa to the contemporary United States. The course investigates the creativity and cultural identity of African Americans and their contributions to the visual culture in America.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in ARTH   2531, ARTH   2532.

Cross Listing(s): AAST   3436.

ARTH   3437   American Art History

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course examines the history of American Art from the Colonial Period through the present. Works of art and other forms of material culture will be explored and discussed within the context of philosophical, historical, social, and cultural developments. Attention will be given to the writings of artists and critics, as well as texts by contemporary art historians, historians, and other scholars which illustrate the variety of methodologies and interpretations that are currently being brought to bear on American art, architecture, and material culture. The format for this course is lecture with discussion.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in ARTH   2531, ARTH   2532.

ARTH   3530   Art and Architecture of the Ancient World

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course will encompass a study of the visual arts, primarily sculpture, painting, and metalwork, and architecture, both secular and religious, of the ancient world from Prehistoric times through circa 350 CE, with an emphasis on the art of Greece and Rome. A historical and cultural background will be provided to lay a contextual groundwork for the more specific information of the works of art and architecture. The material will begin with the examination of the earliest artistic creations by humankind in the Paleolithic era, proceed with the works of the ancient Egyptian, Greek, Etruscan, and ancient Roman cultures, and conclude with the conversion of the Roman Empire to Christianity and to the era known as Early Christian. The class will be held in a lecture format with images projected during lecture for a combination of visual and verbal information.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in ARTH   2531, ARTH   2532.

Cross Listing(s): ARTH   3530S.

ARTH   3530S   Art and Architecture of the Ancient World

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course will encompass a study of the visual arts, primarily sculpture, painting, and metalwork, and architecture, both secular and religious, of the ancient world from Prehistoric times through circa 350 CE, with an emphasis on the art of Greece and Rome. A historical and cultural background will be provided to lay a contextual groundwork for the more specific information of the works of art and architecture. The material will begin with the examination of the earliest artistic creations by humankind in the Paleolithic era, proceed with the works of the ancient Egyptian, Greek, Etruscan, and ancient Roman cultures, and conclude with the conversion of the Roman Empire to Christianity and to the era known as Early Christian. The class will be held in a lecture format with images projected during lecture for a combination of visual and verbal information.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in ARTH   2531, ARTH   2532.

Cross Listing(s): ARTH   3530.

ARTH   3531   Medieval Art History

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course will encompass a study of the visual arts in Europe, primarily sculpture, painting, and architecture from the fall of the Roman Empire to the thirteenth century. While some secular works will be covered, primarily the course will address Christian art because of the Church's strong sway in the Medieval world. The class will be held in a lecture format with images projected during lecture for a combination of visual and verbal information.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in ARTH   2531, ARTH   2532.

Cross Listing(s): ARTH   3531S.

ARTH   3531S   Medieval Art History

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course will encompass a study of the visual arts in Europe, primarily sculpture, painting, and architecture from the fall of the Roman Empire to the thirteenth century. While some secular works will be covered, primarily the course will address Christian art because of the Church's strong sway in the Medieval world. The class will be held in a lecture format with images projected during lecture for a combination of visual and verbal information.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in ARTH   2531, ARTH   2532.

Cross Listing(s): ARTH   3531.

ARTH   3532   Italian Renaissance Art History

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course will encompass a study of the visual arts, primarily sculpture, painting, and architecture, both secular and religious, from the Italian Renaissance. The course will begin by establishing the artistic traditions of the Medieval era and exhibit how the early Renaissance artists both operated within these traditions and made marked innovations to the visual vocabulary, moves which eventually led to the new individualism of the artist and the renowned works of the High Renaissance, with which we will conclude the semester. The class will address differences in style between many of the Italian cities: Florence, Rome, Siena, Mantua, among others. The class will be held in a lecture format with images projected during lecture for a combination of visual and verbal information.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in ARTH   2531, ARTH   2532.

Cross Listing(s): ARTH   3532S.

ARTH   3532S   Italian Renaissance Art Hist

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course will encompass a study of the visual arts, primarily sculpture, painting, and architecture, both secular and religious, from the Italian Renaissance. The course will begin by establishing the artistic traditions of the Medieval era and exhibit how the early Renaissance artists both operated within these traditions and made marked innovations to the visual vocabulary, moves which eventually led to the new individualism of the artist and the renowned works of the High Renaissance, with which we will conclude the semester. The class will address differences in style between many of the Italian cities: Florence, Rome, Siena, Mantua, among others. The class will be held in a lecture format with images projected during lecture for a combination of visual and verbal information.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in ARTH   2531, ARTH   2532.

Cross Listing(s): ARTH   3532.

ARTH   3533   Baroque and Rococo Art History

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course will address the visual arts of the Baroque and Rococo periods in both Northern and Southern Europe. The class will primarily cover painting, and sculpture, with the inclusion of some architectural works. The course will begin by establishing the artistic traditions of the Late Renaissance era to lay the groundwork for the revised aesthetic and innovations of the Baroque, and go on to examine further shifts in style as we move into the Rococo. The class will be held in a lecture format with images projected during lecture for a combination of visual and verbal information.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in ARTH   2531, ARTH   2532.

ARTH   3534   19th Century Art History

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course examines the art, artists and issues in 19th century art through lectures and discussion. Topics for discussion include: Classicism & Romanticism, Representations of other cultures, Issues of gender, Realism, Impressionism & Post-Impressionism, Modernism, Abstraction, Symbolism. The format of the course is lecture with discussion.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in ARTH   2531, ARTH   2532.

Cross Listing(s): ART 3534S.

ARTH   3534S   19th Century Art History

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course examines the art, artists and issues in 19th century art through lectures and discussion. Topics for discussion include: Classicism & Romanticism, Representations of other cultures, Issues of gender, Realism, Impressionism & Post-Impressionism, Modernism, Abstraction, Symbolism. The format of the course is lecture with discussion.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in ARTH   2531, ARTH   2532.

Cross Listing(s): ARTH   3534.

ARTH   4276   Art Theory and Criticism

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course will explore selected themes and issues in contemporary theory and criticism as they impact the ways in which art is produced, viewed, and written about today. This course will provide students with the practical knowledge and skills to comprehend and critically evaluate the vast body of theory and criticisms currently being written on the arts and to critically examine their own experience and perspectives on art education and the practice of art. Topics include formalism, gender and identity, otherness, realism and ideology, semiotics, representation, the gaze, surveillance, and power. The format of the course is lecture with discussion.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in ARTH   2531, ARTH   2532.

ARTH   4435   Art History Travel Research

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A study of important art works on location at museums, galleries, monuments and other sites. Specific topics and locations to be announced.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in ARTH   2531 and ARTH   2532.

Cross Listing(s): ARTH   4435S.

ARTH   4435S   Art History Travel Research

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A study of important art works on location at museums, galleries, monuments and other sites. Specific topics and locations to be announced.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in ARTH   2531 and ARTH   2532.

Cross Listing(s): ARTH   4435.

ARTH   4530   20th Century Art History

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course surveys European and American art, artists and issues/movements in the 20th century. The purpose of this course is to provide an understanding of not only stylistic principles of the century, but also those human values and cultural events which served as inspiration. Lectures, readings, discussions, and assignments focus on the intentions, creative biographies, and historical circumstances of 20th century artists. The format for this course is lecture with discussion.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in ARTH   2531, ARTH   2532.

ARTH   4531   Contemporary Art History

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Through lectures and class discussion, this course explores the development of contemporary art from the 1970s to the present day. We will investigate issues pertaining to contemporary art such as place, memory, consumption, spirituality, identity, power, stories, loss and desire, time, humor, ecology and protest. Course content also considers the nature of "mega-exhibitions" and the changing role of art, artists, and curators as cultural activists; art as the product of economic relations between parties with different vested interests in the material object; visual strategies used in the media and advertising; and the impact of technology on contemporary culture in general and art in particular.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in ARTH   2531, ARTH   2532.

Cross Listing(s): ARTH   4531S.

ARTH   4531H   Contemporary Art History (Honors)

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Through lectures and class discussion, this course explores the development of contemporary art from the 1970s to the present day. We will investigate issues pertaining to contemporary art such as place, memory, consumption, spirituality, identity, power, stories, loss and desire, time, humor, ecology and protest. Course content also considers the nature of "mega-exhibitions" and the changing role of art, artists, and curators as cultural activists; art as the product of economic relations between parties with different vested interests in the material object; visual strategies used in the media and advertising; and the impact of technology on contemporary culture in general and art in particular.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in ARTH   2531, ARTH   2532.

Cross Listing(s): ARTH   4531, ARTH   4531S.

ARTH   4531S   Contemporary Art History

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Through lectures and class discussion, this course explores the development of contemporary art from the 1970s to the present day. We will investigate issues pertaining to contemporary art such as place, memory, consumption, spirituality, identity, power, stories, loss and desire, time, humor, ecology and protest. Course content also considers the nature of "mega-exhibitions" and the changing role of art, artists, and curators as cultural activists; art as the product of economic relations between parties with different vested interests in the material object; visual strategies used in the media and advertising; and the impact of technology on contemporary culture in general and art in particular.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in ARTH   2531, ARTH   2532.

Cross Listing(s): ARTH   4531.

ARTH   4631   Art History Seminar

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A seminar-format course on selected topics in art history with emphasis on directed readings and classroom discussion.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in ARTH   2531, ARTH   2532.

Cross Listing(s): ARTH   4631S.

ARTH   4631H   Art History Seminar Honors

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A seminar-format course on selected topics in art history with emphasis on directed readings and classroom discussion.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in ARTH   2531, ARTH   2532.

Cross Listing(s): ARTH   4631, ARTH   4631S.

ARTH   4631S   Art History Seminar

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A seminar-format course on selected topics in art history with emphasis on directed readings and classroom discussion.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in ARTH   2531, ARTH   2532.

Cross Listing(s): ARTH   4631, ARTH   4631H.

ARTH   4830   Art History Research

3 Credit Hours.   0 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Independent research and study on selected topics in art history.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in ARTH   2531, ARTH   2532 and Departmental approval.

ARTH   4831   Senior Art History Thesis

3 Credit Hours.   0 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Independent research and writing on a specific topic under the supervision of an Art History faculty member. The thesis is a substantial research paper which demonstrates advanced understanding or interpretation on a specific Art History topic.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in ARTH   2531, ARTH   2532 and Departmental approval.

GCM   1131   Graphic Communications Technology

0,3 Credit Hours.   0,2 Lecture Hours.   0,3 Lab Hours.

An introduction to careers, the printing processes and the steps involved in preparing images for production in graphic communications.

GCM   1321   Desktop Publishing

2 Credit Hours.   2 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This is a general course presenting the development, growth and influence of desktop publishing in today's society. The course presents the various hardware and software used in desktop publishing, as well as technologies that have evolved from desktop publishing. Students are introduced to typography and typographic principles, digital photography, scanning, image resolution, photo editing, imposition and their correct use in the creation of both everyday and formal communications. Students learn what makes an aesthetically pleasing document in both formal and informal settings.

Corequisite(s): GCM   1411.

GCM   1411   Desktop Publishing Laboratory

1 Credit Hour.   0 Lecture Hours.   2 Lab Hours.

Through detailed instruction and problem solving activities, students use current desktop publishing hardware and software and apply various concepts learned in GCM   1321 (Desktop Publishing) including, drawing applications, page assembly, photo editing, digital photography, scanning, typography, aesthetics, image resolution and imposition.

Corequisite(s): GCM   1321.

GCM   1631   Introduction to Multimedia

0,3 Credit Hours.   0,2 Lecture Hours.   0,2 Lab Hours.

The course will introduce students to multimedia through its history, its various uses, and its different components. Students will create multimedia products and solve problems related to the creation of their components. Students will plan a multimedia presentation, create the various components and assemble those components into an effective multimedia presentation using current digital technologies.

GCM   2332   Bindery and Finishing

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Designed to orient the student to the various bindery, finishing, and distribution processes and practices common to the printing industry. Plant visits to bindery, finishing, and distribution firms.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in GCM   1131.

Corequisite(s): GCM   2412.

GCM   2412   Bindery and Finishing Laboratory

1 Credit Hour.   0 Lecture Hours.   2 Lab Hours.

Designed to engage students with the processes and real world problems of bindery, finishing, and distribution processes and practices common to the printing industry. Plant visits to bindery, finishing, and distribution firms.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade "C" in GCM   1131.

Corequisite(s): GCM   2332.

GCM   2432   Inks and Substrates

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

An introduction to the dynamic relationship between inks and the materials on which they are printed. Areas of concern include the manufacturing processes and characteristics of inks and papers, testing procedures used with inks and substrates.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in GCM   1131.

GCM   2512   Desktop Publishing II Laboratory

1 Credit Hour.   0 Lecture Hours.   2 Lab Hours.

A laboratory experience that uses detailed instruction and problem solving activities, which students complete through the use of current desktop publishing hardware and software. This course supports the concepts learned in Desktop Publishing II (GCM   2532) through hands-on activities. Topics include digitizing originals, file format usage and creation, file preflight, image trapping, digital imposition, advanced image editing techniques and concepts and advanced desktop publishing techniques and concepts.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in GCM   1321 and GCM   1411.

Corequisite(s): GCM   2532.

GCM   2532   Desktop Publishing II

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course builds on the concepts learned in Desktop Publishing (GCM   1321) and expands on the relationship between desktop publishing and digital prepress. Students examine the techniques and technologies used to create the visual images we see all around us. The concepts taught move the student from beginning desktop publishing into the world of digital prepress. Topics include the prepress working environment, hardware and software considerations, font and file management, bitmap and vector graphics, digital image characteristics, digital imposition, and digital image trapping.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in GCM   1321, GCM   1411.

Corequisite(s): GCM   2512.

GCM   2721   Industrial Practicum

2 Credit Hours.   0 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Designed for direct observation and work experience with the local printing industry. The student is exposed to problems, practices, management structures, and work ethics.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in GCM   1131, GCM   1321.

GCM   3110   Instructional Assistance

1 Credit Hour.   0 Lecture Hours.   3 Lab Hours.

A supervised experience in the instructional process (on the university level) through direct participation in a laboratory situation. Grading is evaluated on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis only. This course may be repeated for a total of three semester hours.

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval required.

GCM   3130   Customer Service for Graphic Communications

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A course designed to acquaint the students with duties and responsibilities associated with customer service for graphic communications management.

GCM   3231   Print Media Processes

3 Credit Hours.   2 Lecture Hours.   2 Lab Hours.

An intermediate technical study of lithography, flexography, screen and specialty printing and digital outputs processes and the image preparation requirements for each. The course will provide experiences that demonstrates the similarities and differences of print media and discuss criteria for choosing one versus another. Students will gain a greater understanding of the mass production options available for graphic communication.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in GCM   1131, GCM   1321, GCM   1411.

GCM   3735   Graphic Communications Internship I

3 Credit Hours.   0 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Designed for students to receive practical work experience with an approved graphic communications firms. A minimum of 400 contact hours with the host site is required.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in GCM   1131 and a minimum 7 hours from GCM   2432, GCM   2332, GCM   2412, GCM   2532, GCM   2512.

GCM   3745   Graphic Comm Internship I

4 Credit Hours.   0 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Designed for students to receive practical work experience with an approved graphic communications firms. A minimum of 480 contact hours with the host site is required. Graphic Communications Management Majors.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in GCM   2721.

Cross Listing(s): GCM   3735.

GCM   4132   Screen and Specialty Printing

0,3 Credit Hours.   0,2 Lecture Hours.   0,2 Lab Hours.

This course introduces the student to the methods, procedures and technologies used in the screen and specialty printing industry, including screen printing, pad printing, sublimation printing and embroidery. Projects and discussions involve the various production methods and material requirements. Experiences include planning, image preparation, image carrier preparation, single and multi-color printing, medium curing and drying, finishing and hands-on experiences with the various process.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in GCM   3231.

GCM   4232   Photo Preparation for Reproduction

0,3 Credit Hours.   0,2 Lecture Hours.   0,2 Lab Hours.

A combination of traditional and digital photography techniques is used to enhance the quality of the original photograph. The focus of the class is on creating images which maximize resolution while reducing editing requirements. Students choose and use various lighting arrangements and output techniques to improve final image quality.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in GCM   1131 and MMJ   3333.

GCM   4736   Graphic Communications Internship II

3 Credit Hours.   0 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Designed for students to further their industry experience beyond GCM   3735. A minimum of 400 hours contact hours with the host site is required.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in GCM   3735 or GCM   3745.

GCM   4899   Independent Study

1-3 Credit Hours.   0-3 Lecture Hours.   0-3 Lab Hours.

Independent study is available for the student to undertake individualized experimentation, research, or study related to the printing industry. The specific topic will be determined and approved by the faculty and the student prior to the semester in which the course is taken. Academic credit is assigned to the independent study commensurate with the magnitude of the study.

GCM   5090   Selected Topics in Graphic Communications

1-3 Credit Hours.   0-3 Lecture Hours.   0-3 Lab Hours.

This course is scheduled on an infrequent basis to explore special areas in technology and will carry a subtitle. Credit is variable from 1 to 3 semester hours. This special topics course is in keeping with established policies for offering a structured course on an infrequent basis. It will allow faculty to offer a course on a trial basis for possible approval at a later date.

Cross Listing(s): GCM   5090G.

GCM   5234   Color Reproduction

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

An exploration of professional color reproduction concepts and procedures related to the graphic communications and information technology industries. Topics include color theory, copy evaluation, color separation methods, color reproduction variables, color separation hardware and software, and color management systems.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in GCM   3745.

Corequisite(s): GCM   5314.

Cross Listing(s): GCM   5234G.

GCM   5314   Color Reproduction Laboratory

1 Credit Hour.   0 Lecture Hours.   2 Lab Hours.

This is a hands on laboratory course. The laboratory activities include the following: test for abnormal color vision, color measurement and evaluation, color standards, color proofing, color scanning, color reproduction methods, color management systems, color reproduction techniques using Photoshop and other software.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in GCM   3745.

Corequisite(s): GCM   5234.

Cross Listing(s): GCM   5314G.

GCM   5331   Flexography

0,3 Credit Hours.   0,2 Lecture Hours.   0,2 Lab Hours.

Introduction to the flexographic printing industry. Discussions will include the design, techniques, processes, and manufacture of flexographic printed products. Activities will include setup and operation of a flexographic press.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in GCM   3231.

Cross Listing(s): GCM   5331G.

GCM   5332   Multimedia Presentations

0,3 Credit Hours.   0,2 Lecture Hours.   0,2 Lab Hours.

Multimedia Presentations is the study of digital imaging applications for presentations. The course covers the creation of digital components for multimedia presentations, including sound, graphics, animation, and video technique, and their use in multimedia presentations for video, CD ROM, and the Internet.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in GCM   1631.

Cross Listing(s): GCM   5332G.

GCM   5334   Imaging Systems

0,3 Credit Hours.   0,2 Lecture Hours.   0,2 Lab Hours.

Imaging Systems is an in-depth course of how to effectively use, organize, and link imaging workstations, peripherals, systems, and files for information imaging. Current trends and issues of the industry are also covered.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in GCM   3745.

Cross Listing(s): GCM   5334G.

GCM   5335   Graphic Communications Management Topics

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Course topics focus specifically on managerial decisions as they uniquely apply to graphic communications, such as: facilities planning and production flow, trade customs, contracts, and quality control and testing.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in GCM   3745.

Cross Listing(s): GCM   5335G.

GCM   5434   Lithographic Reproduction

3 Credit Hours.   2 Lecture Hours.   3 Lab Hours.

Designed to introduce the student to image assembly for presswork. Topics include imposition layouts, image assembly, platemaking, proofing systems, press operation and safety.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in GCM   3231.

Cross Listing(s): GCM   5434G.

GCM   5534   Digital Output Applications

0,3 Credit Hours.   0,2 Lecture Hours.   0,2 Lab Hours.

Covers the utilization of electronic imaging technologies for output applications for information imaging. Specific topics include internet development and management, and print-on-demand development and management.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in GCM   3231.

Cross Listing(s): GCM   5534G.

GCM   5535   Estimating for Print Production

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Acquaints the student with various types of estimating practices used for print production. The student will learn how to measure cost centers, calculate materials used and conceptualize the production process.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in GCM   3745.

Cross Listing(s): GCM   5535G.

Chair(s): ROBERT FARBER

Professor(s): DONALD J. ARMEL (Emeritus), PATRICIA W. CARTER, ROBERT FARBER, JESSICA HINES, CHRISTINA A. LEMON, BRUCE LITTLE (Emeritus), MARC E. MOULTON, JULIE McGUIRE, JOSEPH O. OLSON (Emeritus), ONYILE B. ONYILE, ELIZABETH JANE PLEAK (Emeritus), ROXIE REMLEY (Emeritus), THOMAS PATTON STEADMAN (Emeritus), RICHARD TICHICH (Emeritus)

Associate Professor(s): JESSICA ELIZABETH BURKE, DEREK LARSON, SANTANU MAJUMDAR, HANS P. MORTENSEN, EDWARD J. RUSHTON, TIFFANIE PAIGE TOWNSEND

Assistant Professor(s): SARAH BIELSKI, ELSIE T. HILL, JASON HOELSCHER, JEFFREY M. SCHMUKI

Lecturer(s): KELLY SHANNON BOEHMER

Limited-Term Assistant Professor(s): SCOTT STEPHEN FOXX

Limited-Term Instructor(s): MILLICENT HOPE CARROLL