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1301 INTRODUCTION TO ART Non-major elective. Beginning studio work in two- and three-dimensional art. Recommended for the undeclared major as an introduction to creative studio experience. Studio. May not be credited toward a major or minor in art. On demand.

1310 2-D DESIGN Foundation course for majors and minors. Fundamentals of two-dimensional design. Studio. Fall, spring, summer.

1321 DRAWING I Foundation course for majors and minors. Drawing techniques and media. Studio. Fall, spring, summer.

2140 PORTFOLIO ASSESSMENT I Area studies course for majors only. Sophomore Major Advancement Interview. Seminar. Graded on a CR/NC basis. Prerequisites: ART 1310, 1321, 2312, 2322, 3 hours from 2325, 2335, 2336. Fall.

2312 3-D DESIGN Foundation course for majors and minors. Fundamentals of three-dimensional design. Studio. Fall, spring.

2322 DRAWING II, LIFE Foundation course for majors and minors. Studies of the figure in various media. Studio. Fall, spring.

3140 PORTFOLIO ASSESSMENT II Area studies course for majors only. Progress review and degree candidacy. Issues of health and safety in art and career development. Seminar. Graded on a CR/NC basis. Prerequisite: ART 2140. Spring.

3150 BFA FOLIO BFA degree majors only. Introduction to exhibiting work in the professional art field. Prerequisite: Acceptance to the BFA program. Seminar. Fall, spring.

3315 CONTEMPORARY MEDIA IN 3-D An elective in the art program designed for art majors and minors. Investigation and use of contemporary materials and concepts in the development of three-dimensional forms. Studio. Prerequisites: ART 2140, 3 hours 3000-level studio. Spring.

3318 PHOTOGRAPHY I Area studies course for majors and minors. Introduction to the use of the camera, darkroom, film, and processing. Prerequisites: ART 1310 and 3 hours drawing. Fall, spring.

3320 PHOTOGRAPHY II Major/minor course in an art degree program emphasis. Advanced technique with emphasis on photographic practice as an art medium. Studio. Prerequisite: ART 3318. Spring.

3321 DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY This is a required course for the BFA in Studio Art: Photography Emphasis and an elective for all other Art majors and minors. Introduction to the basic concepts of digital photography. This course will present to students the tools and techniques of photographic imaging and manipulation using Adobe Photoshop in a Macintosh platform. Digital input from digital cameras and scanning (flatbed and negative) as well as output to digital printing will be covered. Prerequisites: ART 1310, ART 1321, and ART 3318. Fall.

3324 DRAWING III, ADVANCED LIFE DRAWING Area studies course required of all art majors. An in-depth study of the figure with emphasis on expressive interpretations of the undraped form. Studio. Prerequisites: ART 1310, 1321 and 2322. Spring.

3325 COLOR An elective in the art program designed for art majors and minors. The physical, psychological, and design properties of color; emphasis on color in nature, with applications in art, science, and industry. Studio. Prerequisite: Completion of at least one upper-division level I studio course. Spring.

3330 ILLUSTRATION I Area studies course for majors and minors. Procedures, materials, and methods of illustration. Various media and conceptual approaches. Studio. Prerequisites: ART 1310 and 3 hours drawing. Fall.

3331 ILLUSTRATION II Major/minor course in an art degree program emphasis. Creation of images inspired by the written word. Studio. Prerequisite: ART 3330. Spring.

3332 PAINTING I Area studies course for majors and minors. Problems involving composition and color using various painting techniques and supports. Studio. Prerequisites: ART 1310 and 3 hours drawing. Fall.

3333 PAINTING II Major/minor course in an art degree program emphasis. Problems involving composition and color. Studio. Prerequisites: ART 2140, 3332. Spring.

3334 WATERCOLOR I Area studies course for majors and minors. Beginning transparent and opaque watercolor painting with emphasis on the transparent. Studies in visual composition. Studio. Prerequisites: ART 1310 and 3 hours drawing. Fall.

3339 WATERCOLOR II Major/minor course in an art degree program emphasis. Advanced transparent and opaque watercolor painting. Studio. Prerequisite: ART 3334. Spring.

3343 PRINTMAKING I Area studies course for majors and minors. Techniques of printmaking in intaglio, relief, and the lithographic processes. Studio. Prerequisites: ART 1310 and 3 hours drawing. Spring.

3344 PRINTMAKING II Major/minor course in an art degree program emphasis. Advanced techniques in etching, lithography, screen printing, relief, and multi-plate color printing. Studio. Prerequisite: ART 3343. Fall.

3350 FIBERS An elective in the art program designed for majors and minors. Traditional fiber construction methods using traditional and contemporary media. Studio. Prerequisites: ART 2312 and 3 hours drawing. Spring, even years.

3353 GRAPHIC DESIGN I Area studies course for majors and minors. Introduction to graphic design. Two- and three-dimensional assignments to provide an overview of the graphic design field. Studio. Prerequisites: ART 1310 and 3 hours drawing. Fall.

3354 GRAPHIC DESIGN II Major/minor course in an art degree program emphasis. Using typography as an effective element in visual communication. Studio. Prerequisite: ART 3353. Spring.

3361 SCULPTURE I Area studies course for majors and minors. Techniques and materials of three-dimensional art. Studio. Prerequisites: ART 2312 and 3 hours drawing. Fall.

3362 SCULPTURE II Major/minor course in an art degree program emphasis. Principles and concepts of three-dimensional form; investigation of structural problems in advanced media. Studio. Prerequisite: ART 3361. Spring.

3379 CERAMICS I Area studies course for majors and minors. Introduction to clay construction and surface treatment, utilizing hand building techniques, basic slip and glaze formulation and electric kiln firing. Studio. Prerequisites: ART 2312 and 3 hours drawing. Fall, spring.

3380 SLIP CASTING & GLAZE FORMULATION This is a required course for the BFA in Studio Art: Ceramics Emphasis and an elective for all other Art majors and minors. This course is an introduction to the processes of mold making and slip casting. Glaze calculation and formulation will also be covered. Studio. Prerequisite: ART 3379. Fall.

3390 CERAMICS II Major/minor course in an art degree program emphasis. Introduction to the potters wheel as a tool for functional and sculptural clay construction. Beginning glaze chemistry formulation, gas kiln firing, and beginning mold making techniques. Studio. Prerequisite: ART 3379. Spring.

4140 PORTFOLIO ASSESSMENT III BA degree art majors only. Senior project. Exhibit and comprehensive review. Seminar. Graded on a CR/NC basis. Prerequisite: ART 3140. Fall, spring.

4150 BFA PROFESSIONAL ORIENTATION BFA degree majors only. Preparation for entry into the community of artists and artist-teachers as a graduate student or career professional. Seminar. Prerequisite: Departmental approval. Fall, spring.

4160 BFA EXHIBIT BFA degree majors only. Exhibit and comprehensive review. Seminar. Prerequisite: Departmental approval. Fall, spring.

4300 BFA STUDIO PRACTICUM Required course for BFA degree majors only.  Individual instruction in selected topics, providing an opportunity to produce a series of works that explore a creative artistic vision. Studio. Prerequisite: Written proposal and departmental approval semester prior to enrollment. Fall, spring.

4301 BFA STUDIO PRACTICUM Required course for BFA degree majors only. Individual instruction in selected topics, providing an opportunity to produce a series of works that explore a creative artistic vision. Studio. Prerequisite: ART 4300. Fall, spring.

4325 DRAWING IV, EXPERIMENTAL Course required of all BFA degree majors. Experimental drawing using a variety of media with emphasis on developing personal styles of expression. Studio. Prerequisites: ART 2140, 3324. Fall.

4328 GRAPHIC DESIGN III Major/minor course in an art degree program emphasis. Development of single and multiple-piece assignments based on actual client needs. Studio. Prerequisites: ART 2140, 3353, 3354 with grades of B or above and permission. Fall.

4335 GRAPHIC DESIGN IV Major course in a BFA degree emphasis. Professional portfolio and personal résumé. Studio. Prerequisites: ART 3353, 3354, 4328 and permission. Spring.

4388 ADVANCED STUDIO Major/minor course in an art degree program emphasis. Developing additional competence in special areas. May be repeated for credit. Studio. Prerequisites: ART 2140, 6 hours in one studio area, and faculty permission. Fall, spring.

4171, 4271, 4371 DIRECTED STUDIO PROBLEM Studio course in an art degree program emphasis for majors only. Specific art media or topics on current issues and problems in art. Studio. Prerequisites: 3 hours ART 4388, written proposal and departmental approval semester prior to enrollment. Fall, spring. (* NOTE: A maximum of 6 hours of variable credit courses in art may be applied to the BA degree, 12 hours to the BFA degree.)

4375, 4675 ART INTERNSHIP Required course in the BFA degree. Available to majors only. Supervised, practical experience in art. Internship. Prerequisites: Written proposal and departmental approval semester prior to enrollment. Fall, spring, summer. (* NOTE: A maximum of 6 hours of variable credit courses in art may be applied to the BA degree, 12 hours to the BFA degree.)

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