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[1] Studio Art

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.

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

1321 DRAWING I Foundation course for majors and minors. Drawing techniques and media. Studio.

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.

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

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

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. [UD UCA Core: R]

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

3V92 SPECIAL TOPICS IN STUDIO ART (Variable credit: 1 to 3 credit hours.) An elective for art majors and minors. An exploration of specific topics in the areas of studio arts. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisites: ART 1310, 1321, and 2312.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

4V71 DIRECTED STUDIO PROBLEM (Variable credit: 1-3 credit hours.) 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. (* 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.)

4V75 ART INTERNSHIP (Variable credit: 3 or 6 credit hours) 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. (* 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.)

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. [UD UCA Core: Z]

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.

4160 BFA EXHIBIT BFA degree majors only. Exhibit and comprehensive review. Seminar. Prerequisite: Departmental approval. [UD UCA Core: Z]

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

[2] Art Education

3304 INTRODUCTION TO ART EDUCATION Area studies elective in the major and requirement in the art education emphasis. Early field experience in a variety of instructional activities based on classroom preparation. Studio. Prerequisites: ART 1310 or 2312,1321.

4260 CONCEPTS OF ART Part of the academic block required of early childhood education candidates. The course will introduce visual arts content for the development and implementation of appropriate art curriculum for early childhood through fourth grade. Lectures, discussion, demonstration, studio, and curriculum design are central to the course. Prerequisite: Admission to teacher education.

4350 ART EDUCATION PRACTICUM Course required in the art education emphasis. Theory and practice in art education for the elementary school. Studio. Prerequisite: ART 3304

4361 ART EDUCATION INTERNSHIP I Course required in the art education emphasis. Teaching techniques for secondary schools. Studio. Prerequisites: ART 2140 and admission to teacher education.

4690 ART EDUCATION INTERNSHIP II Teaching under supervision for majors in art who seek state licensure. Requires full-day involvement and seminars. Prerequisites: Admission to internship program, completion of all professional education and art courses, and successful completion of Praxis II content area exams. Taken concurrently with ART 4691 Art Education Internship II.

4691 ART EDUCATION INTERNSHIP II Teaching under supervision for majors in art who seek state licensure. Requires full-day involvement and seminars. Prerequisites: Admission to internship program, completion of all professional education and art courses, and successful completion of Praxis II content area exams. Taken concurrently with ART 4690 Art Education Internship II.

[3] Art History

2300 ART APPRECIATION A UCA Core course satisfying the fine arts requirement. Significant styles and achievements in the visual arts with study directed toward trends and influences on contemporary society. May not be credited toward a major or minor in art. Lecture. [ ACTS: ARTA1003 ]

2325 ASIAN ART SURVEY Foundation course for majors and minors. Required course for Asian Studies minor. Elective course for Religious Studies majors and minors. Important artistic monuments from India, China, and Japan. Because Buddhism is a connecting link for Asian cultures, emphasis is placed on Buddhist art. Lecture.

2335 ART HISTORY, PREHISTORIC TO MEDIEVAL Foundation course for majors and minors. The painting, sculpture, and architecture of Western civilization from prehistoric times to the Renaissance. Lecture. [ ACTS: ARTA2003 ]

2336 ART HISTORY, RENAISSANCE TO MODERN Foundation course for majors and minors. The painting, sculpture, and architecture of Western civilization from the Renaissance to the contemporary. Lecture. [ ACTS: ARTA2103 ]

3V05 SPECIAL TOPICS IN ART HISTORY (Variable credit: 1-3 credit hours.) Area studies course for majors and minors. Special topics in art history that are not covered in other course offerings. This may include subject areas or period studies not part of the existing curriculum, or in-depth art historical investigations that are related to and augment the existing curriculum. Travel may be required. Prerequisite: ART 2335 or ART 2336.

3301 HISTORY OF MODERN ART Area studies course for majors and minors. Art from the nineteenth century to the present. Lecture. [UD UCA Core: D]

3302 HISTORY OF AMERICAN ART Area studies course for majors and minors. Art since colonial times. Lecture. [UD UCA Core: D]

3303 NINETEENTH CENTURY ART HISTORY Area studies course for majors and minors. European art of the nineteenth century. Lecture. [UD UCA Core: D]

3307 ARTS OF AFRICA Area studies course for majors and minors. A survey of the art and architecture of Africa, including the social, political, and religious context of the art, as well as issues of interpretation. Lecture. Spring, odd years. [UD UCA Core: D]

3311 ANCIENT SOUTH AMERICAN ART Area studies course for majors and minors. An in-depth examination of the pre-Columbian art and architecture of South America, including the archaeological, social, political, and religious context of the art, as well as issues of interpretation. Lecture. [UD UCA Core: D]

3329 ANCIENT MESOAMERICAN ART Area studies course for majors and minors. A survey of the art and architecture of pre-Columbian Mesoamerica and the Greater Antilles, including the social, political, and religious context of the art, as well as issues of interpretation. Lecture. [UD UCA Core: D]

3335 ART MUSEUM STUDIES Elective course in the art history emphasis. Introduction to the theory and practice of art museums. Lecture/Seminar.

3365 WOMEN IN ART Area studies course for majors and minors. Survey of women artists from the Renaissance to the contemporary. Lecture. [UD UCA Core: D]

3385 ART OF INDIA Area studies course for majors and minors. Elective course for Religious Studies majors and minors and Asian Studies minors. Survey of the important artistic monuments of India, especially the temples and sculptures related to Buddhism and Hinduism. Lecture.

3395 ART OF JAPAN Area studies course for majors and minors. Elective course for Asian Studies minors. Survey of major Japanese monuments and styles with consideration of the social, political, and religious currents formulating the arts. Lecture.

4V02* DIRECTED STUDY (Variable credit: 1-3 credit hours.) Non-studio course in an art degree program emphasis for majors only. Advanced study and research beyond available courses. Seminar. Prerequisite: Written proposal and departmental approval semester prior to enrollment. (*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.)

4372 SENIOR SEMINAR Major/minor course in an art degree program emphasis. Advanced topics in contemporary art. Required course and Capstone for the BA in Art: Art History Emphasis. Seminar. Prerequisites: Senior standing and 9 hours of art history. [UD UCA Core: Z]

4390 SPECIAL STUDIES Art honors course for majors only. Independent study for the exceptional student in research and/or studio art. Seminar. Prerequisite: Invitation of the art faculty.