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Art (ART)

ART 001 (GA) Introduction to the Visual Arts (3) Introduction to the media, elements, function, making, and meaning of visual arts today and in diverse historical and cultural contexts.
Effective: Spring 2004
 

ART 002 (GA) Interactive Learning and Web-Design (3) Introduce students to research on-line, preparing verbal, visual and other elements for presentation of outcomes and posting them to the Internet.
Effective: Fall 2001
 

ART 003 (GA) Visual Images on the Web (3) Introduce students to using visual images for communication on the World Wide Web.
Effective: Fall 2001
 

ART 010 (GA) Introduction to Visual Studies (3) Introduction to visual studies; pictorial space and the principles of visual organization.
Effective: Fall 2004
 

ART 011S First-Year Seminar-School of Visual Arts (1) Facilitate student's adjustment to the high expectations, demanding workload, increased academic liberties, and other aspects of the transition to college life.
Effective: Spring 2016
 

ART 017 (GA) Introduction to Metal Arts (3) Introduction for non-art majors to fundamental jewelry making and small-scale metalsmithing processes including fabrication, surface treatment, and finishing of metalwork.
Effective: Spring 2004
 

ART 020 (GA) Introduction to Drawing (3) Introductory experience in making of art through drawing media; designed for non-majors seeking general overview of studio practice.
Effective: Spring 2004
 

ART 030 (GA) Introduction to Sculpture (3) Introduction to sculpture for non-art majors consisting of lectures/basic studio work coordinated to cover broad range of processes.
Effective: Fall 2004
 

ART 040 (GA) Introduction to Printmaking (3) Instruction and practice in elementary printmaking and papermaking processes.
Effective: Fall 2004
 

ART 050 (GA) Introduction to Painting (3) Introductory experience in making of art through painting media; designed for non-majors seeking a general overview of studio practice.
Effective: Fall 2004
 

ART 080 (GA) Introduction to Ceramics (3) Introduction to the concepts and techniques fundamental to the making of pottery and ceramic sculpture.
Effective: Spring 2004
 

ART 097 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject that may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Fall 2007
 

ART 098 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject that may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Summer 1994
 

ART 100 (GA) Concepts and Creation in the Visual Arts (3) A study of the personal and cultural foundations of artistic creation and practice of creative production in the art studio.
Effective: Spring 2004
 

ART 101 (GA) Introduction to Web Design (3) A beginning level course in Web Design, with emphasis on designing with standards to assure accessibility and effective communication.
Effective: Spring 2008
 

ART 102 (GA) Beginning Computer Aided Design for Artists (3) ART 102 explores the computer as artistic media. Student creations are realized through 3D printing, vinyl cutting, and laser engraving.
Effective: Summer 2014
 

ART 110 Ideas as Visual Images (3) Introduction to the ideational relationships among subject, form, and content in visual images.
Effective: Fall 2016
 

ART 111 Ideas as Objects (3) An introduction to the relationship between ideas and the creation of three-dimensional objects.
Effective: Fall 2016
 

ART 122Y (US) Commentary on Art (3) An introduction to verbal commentary, both oral and written, about art. The development of critical and expressive skills given emphasis.
Effective: Spring 2006
 

ART 165 (GA) Artistic Concepts of Space (3) A studio course that utilizes lecture and varied media experiences to investigate space as artistic expression.
Effective: Fall 2012
 

ART 166 (GA) Artistic Concepts of Form (3) A studio course that utilizes lecture and varied media experiences to investigate form in artistic expression.
Effective: Fall 2012
 

ART 168 (GA) The Digital Medium (3) A studio course where the computer is introduced as an artistic media.
Effective: Fall 2012
 

ART 197 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject that may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Fall 2007
 

ART 198 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject that may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Summer 1994
 

ART 199 (IL) Foreign Studies--Art (1-12) Courses offered in foreign countries by individual or group instruction.
Effective: Summer 2005
 

ART 200 Scripting Fundamentals for Visual Artists and Designers (3) This course introduces object-oriented programming fundamentals for the production of expressive interactive experiences such as animations, interfaces and games.
Effective: Spring 2016
 

ART 201 Intro to Digital Arts: Computer Graphics (3) Art 201 is a course introducing digital art, design, and new media concepts using graphic applications on the computer.
Effective: Spring 2008
 

ART 202 3D Design Fundamentals (3) This course introduces students to foundational skills for producing images, videos, objects, and interactive real-time virtual spaces with 3D software.
Effective: Summer 2016
 

ART 203 The Art of Web Design (3) This course will focus on utilizing graphic formats ideal for web-based work and designing with web standards.
Effective: Spring 2011
 

ART 204 Animation Fundamentals (3) This course provides foundational knowledge for creating animated works that communicate ideas, enhance user interaction, and inspire critical reflection.
Effective: Summer 2016
 

ART 211 (US) Introduction to Digital Art and Design Criticism (3) An introduction to the language, aesthetics and cultural impacts of digital art and design in contemporary society.
Effective: Fall 2007
 

ART 211Y (US) Introduction to Digital Art and Design Criticism (3) An introduction to the language, aesthetics, and cultural impacts of digital art and design in contemporary society.
Effective: Spring 2010
 

ART 217 Metal Art/Technology I (3) Introduction to current and emerging metal art technologies and processes as medium for conceptual, aesthetic, and functional artworks.
Effective: Spring 2009
Prerequisite: ART 110S, ART 111 and enrollment in the School of Visual Arts or successful completion of an admissions portfolio review  

ART 220 Figure Drawing (3) Drawing from life. Emphasis on developing the ability to comprehend and record the human figure.
Effective: Spring 2009
Prerequisite: ART 110S, ART 111 and enrollment in the School of Visual Arts or successful completion of an admissions portfolio review  

ART 223 Drawing: Techniques, Materials, and Tools (3) Drawing with an emphasis on organization and the development of drawing skills through a variety of techniques, materials, and tools.
Effective: Spring 2009
Prerequisite: ART 110S, ART 111 and enrollment in the School of Visual Arts or successful completion of an admissions portfolio review  

ART 230 Beginning Sculpture (3) An introduction to sculpture consisting of lectures, demonstrations, and basic studio work coordinated to cover a broad range of processes.
Effective: Spring 2009
Prerequisite: ART 110S, ART 111 and enrollment in the School of Visual Arts or successful completion of an admissions portfolio review  

ART 240 Beginning Printmaking (3) An introduction to printmaking consisting of lectures, demonstrations, and studio work to cover a broad range of processes.
Effective: Spring 2009
Prerequisite: ART 110S, ART 111 and enrollment in the School of Visual Arts or successful completion of an admissions portfolio review  

ART 250 Beginning Oil Painting (3) The materials and techniques of painting in oil and their uses in creative painting on panels and canvas.
Effective: Spring 2009
Prerequisite: ART 110S, ART 111 and enrollment in the School of Visual Arts or successful completion of an admissions portfolio review  

ART 260 Water Media (3/maxiumum of 6 credits) This course introduces and develops competence in the use of a variety of water based painting media. Students explore concepts relevant to artistic expression while developing skills with aqueous materials such as watercolor, ink, acrylic, and natural pigments.
Effective: Summer 2016
 

ART 265 Artistic Concepts of Color (3) A studio course that utilizes lecture and various media to investigate color as artistic expression.
Effective: Spring 2007
Prerequisite: ART 165, ART 166  

ART 266 Artistic Concepts of Light (3) A studio course that utilizes lecture and varied media experiences to investigate light as artistic expression.
Effective: Spring 2007
Prerequisite: ART 165, ART 166  

ART 269 Methods and Materials I (3 per semester/maximum of 9) A studio course that focuses on specific media or techniques reflecting varied faculty expertise.
Effective: Spring 2007
Prerequisite: ART 165, ART 166  

ART 280 Beginning Ceramics (3) The fundamentals of ceramics, throwing, hand-building, and glazing; acquainting the student with ceramic materials, techniques, and philosophy.
Effective: Spring 2009
Prerequisite: ART 110S, ART 111 and enrollment in the School of Visual Arts or successful completion of an admissions portfolio review  

ART 290 Beginning Photography (3) Fundamental techniques and approaches to the art of photography utilizing digital photographic technologies; digital cameral required.
Effective: Spring 2003
 

ART 296 Independent Studies (1-18) Creative projects, including research and design, which are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.
Effective: Fall 1983
 

ART 297 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject which may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Fall 1983
 

ART 298 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject that may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Summer 1994
 

ART 299 (IL) Foreign Study--Art (1-12) Courses offered in foreign countries by individual or group instruction.
Effective: Summer 2005
 

ART 300 Studio Apprenticeship (1-4 per semester/maximum of 8) Direct involvement in the creative process of the artist-teacher in the studio environment.
Effective: Fall 1993
Prerequisite: fifth-semester standing  

ART 302 Digital Portfolio Elements (3) The creation of more involved digital projects that may ultimately be included in the students' digital portfolio.
Effective: Summer 2010
Prerequisite: ART 201 orART 203  

ART 314 Computer 3-D: Modeling, Rendering, and Animation (4 per semester/maximum of 12) A studio course introducing 3-d computer generated artwork and content creation using modeling, rendering, and animation applications on the computer.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: ART 201 and enrollment in the ART BA ART BFA Art Education Interdisciplinary Digital Studio (IDS) or Integrative Arts degree program  

ART 315 New Media Art: New Media Studio (4) A studio course concentrating on digital art and new media authoring practices.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: ART 201 and enrollment in the ART BA ART BFA Art Education Interdisciplinary Digital Studio (IDS) or Integrative Arts degree program  

ART 316 Video Art and Time-Based Media (4 per semester/maximum of 8) A studio course concentrating on video art, new media, and experimental time based work.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: ART 315  

ART 317 Metal Art/Technology II (4 per semester/maximum of 8) Further exploration of current and emerging metal art technologies and processes as medium for conceptual, aesthetic, and functional artworks.
Effective: Fall 2006
Prerequisite: ART 217, ART H 111, ART H 112 and enrollment in the ART BA ART BFA Art Education or Integrative Arts degree program.  

ART 318 New Media Art: Game Art (4 per semester/maximum of 8) A studio course concentrating on game art and new media authoring practices.
Effective: Summer 2007
Prerequisite: ART 314, ART 315  

ART 319 Physical Computing (4 per semester/maximum of 8) A studio course concentrating on interactive physical systems using software/sensors that can sense and respond to the analog world.
Effective: Summer 2007
Prerequisite: ART 201 and enrollment in the ART BA ART BFA Art Education Interdisciplinary Digital Studio or Integrative Arts degree programs  

ART 320 Advanced Drawing (4 per semester/maximum of 8) Drawing for art majors; emphasis on sustained individual approaches based on figurative and nonfigurative sources.
Effective: Fall 2006
Prerequisite: ART 220, ART H 111, ART H 112 and enrollment in the ART BA ART BFA Art Education or Integrative Arts degree program  

ART 330 Intermediate Sculpture: Metal Fabrication and Mixed-media (4 per semester/maximum of 8) Development of technical and conceptual skills through metal fabrication, weld ing, and mixed-media processes.
Effective: Fall 2006
Prerequisite: ART 230, ART H 111, ART H 112 and enrollment in the ART BA ART BFA Art Education or Integrative Arts degree program  

ART 331 Intermediate Sculpture: Metal Casting and Mold-Making (4 per semester/maximum of 8) Development of technical and conceptual skills through metal casting and mold- making processes.
Effective: Fall 2006
Prerequisite: ART 230, ART H 111, ART H 112 and enrollment in the ART BA ART BFA Art Education or Integrative Arts degree program.  

ART 338 The Body: Issues and Objects (4 per semester/maximum of 8) Creating representations of the human body and related objects as a means of sculptural expression.
Effective: Fall 2006 Ending: Fall 2016
Prerequisite: ART 230, ART H 111, ART H 112 and enrollment in the ART BA ART BFA Art Education or Integrative Arts degree program.  

ART 340 Printmaking (4 per semester/maximum of 8) Development of technical and expressive skills through selected problems in one or more of the print processes.
Effective: Fall 2006
Prerequisite: ART 240, ART H 111, ART H 112 and enrollment in the ART BA ART BFA Art Education or Integrative Arts degree program.  

ART 341 Intermediate Printmaking: Intaglio/Relief (4) Instruction and practice in the fundamentals of intaglio and relief printmaking processes in their relation to the fine arts.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: ART 240, ART H 111, ART H 112 and enrollment in the ART BA ART BFA Art Education or Integrative Arts degree program.  

ART 342 Intermediate Printmaking: Lithography/Serigraphy (4) Instruction and practice in the fundamentals of the lithographic and serigraphic processes and their relationship to the meaning of the print.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: ART 240, ART H 111, ART H 112 and enrollment in the ART BA ART BFA Art Education or Integrative Arts degree program.  

ART 343 New Media Printmaking (4 per semester/maximum of 8) A studio course concentrating on the integration of new media and traditional printmaking processes.
Effective: Fall 2006
Prerequisite: ART 201 orART 240, ART H 111, ART H 112 and enrollment in the ART BA ART BFA Art Education or Integrative Arts degree program  

ART 350 Intermediate Painting (4 per semester/maximum of 8) A variable offering in painting; course conditions defined on a rotating basis according to needs of individuals and groups.
Effective: Fall 2006
Prerequisite: ART 250, ART H 111, ART H 112 and enrollment in the ART BA ART BFA Art Education or Integrative Arts degree program.  

ART 365 Themes and Issues I (3) An advanced studio course that emphasizes individual approach to theme oriented problem solving through traditional and non-traditional multi-media explorations.
Effective: Spring 2007
Prerequisite: ART 165, ART 166, ART 265, ART 266  

ART 366 Themes and Issues II (3) An advanced studio course that emphasizes individual approach to theme oriented problem solving through traditional and non-traditional multi-media explorations.
Effective: Spring 2007
Prerequisite: ART 165, ART 166, ART 265, ART 266, ART 365  

ART 380 Intermediate Throwing (4 per semester, maximum of 12) Intermediate ceramics course with focus on using wheel and throwing skills leading to personal expression in form, glazing, and firing.
Effective: Fall 2006
Prerequisite: ART 280, ART H 111, ART H 112 and enrollment in the ART BA ART BFA Art Education or Integrative Arts degree program  

ART 381 Intermediate Handbuilding (4 per semester, maximum of 12) An intermediate ceramics course with a focus on handbuilding techniques, leading to personal expression in forming, glazing, and firing.
Effective: Fall 2006
Prerequisite: ART 280, ART H 111, ART H 112 and enrollment in the ART BA ART BFA ART Education or Integrative Arts degree program.  

ART 390 Introduction to Photochemical Photography (4) Introduction to the fundamentals of black and white photochemical photography.
Effective: Fall 2012
Prerequisite: ART 110S, ART 111, ART 290 and successful portfolio review  

ART 397 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject which may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Fall 1992
 

ART 399 (IL) Foreign Study--Art (1-12) Courses offered in foreign countries by individual or group instruction.
Effective: Summer 2005
 

ART 402 Portfolio Design and Professional Practices (3) This course emphasizes the development of presentation skills for digital artists in audience/client interactions.
Effective: Summer 2010
Prerequisite: ART 302  

ART 404 Art and Life: Where They Intersect (4) This course addresses where art and life meet - how life influences what artists make, and how art influences our lives.
Effective: Summer 2016
Prerequisite: fifth semester standing or higher  

ART 409 (ART H 409) Museum Studies (3) An introduction to the professional activities that occur in art museums.
Effective: Summer 2004
Prerequisite: 6 credits of ART H ART and/or A ED  

ART 411 (US) Seminar in Contemporary Art (3 per semester/maximum of 6) Trends in contemporary art investigated within the framework of studio visitations, museum tours, and through other related avenues of encounter.
Effective: Fall 2006
Prerequisite: ART 122Y, ART H 111, ART H 112 and enrollment in the ART BA ART BFA Art Education or Integrative Arts degree program.  

ART 413 Performance Art (3) The development, production, and presentation of performance art works, and the study of performance art theory and history.
Effective: Spring 2000
Prerequisite: 4 credits of 300-level art or graduate level status or permission of instructor  

ART 415 Integrating Media: Convergence in Practice (4 per semester/maximum of 12) A studio course concentrating on the integration of new media technologies in contemporary art practice.
Effective: Fall 2006
Prerequisite: ART 315  

ART 416 Advanced Web and Net Art: Multimedia Publishing (4 per semester/maximum of 12) A studio course concentrating on multimedia online "net art" practice and Web publishing.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: ART 203, ART 315 and 8 credits of 300-level new media  

ART 417 Metal Art/Technology III (4 per semester/maximum of 12) Advanced exploration of current and emerging metal art technologies and proces ses as medium for conceptual, aesthetic, and functional artworks.
Effective: Spring 2005
Prerequisite: ART 317  

ART 419 Advanced New Media: Capstone (4 per semester/maximum of 8) A new media and digital arts capstone course concentrating on the integration of art and technology in advanced thesis projects.
Effective: Summer 2007
Prerequisite: ART 315, ART 203 orART 416 and 12 credits of 300/400-level new media senior or graduate standing  

ART 421 Drawing (4 per semester/maximum of 12) Drawing for advanced students, with total emphasis on sustained individual approaches.
Effective: Summer 1992
Prerequisite: ART 320  

ART 422 Advanced Figure Drawing (4 per semester/maximum of 8) Concentrated work in recording and understanding the human figure.
Effective: Fall 1998
Prerequisite: ART 220 8 credits of 300-level art courses  

ART 430 Advanced Sculpture (4 per semester/maximum of 12) Advanced work in sculpture, with an emphasis on individual development.
Effective: Summer 1992
Prerequisite: ART 330, ART 331 12 credits of 300-level sculpture  

ART 431 Installation Art (4) Study and production of original visual statements through installation work as an art form.
Effective: Spring 1998
Prerequisite: 4 credits of 300-level art or graduate level status  

ART 438 The Body: Issues and Objects (4 per semester/maximum of 8) Creating representations of the human body and related objects as a means of sculptural expression.
Effective: Spring 2017 Future: Spring 2017
Prerequisite: ART 230 andART H 111, ART H 112 and enrollment in the ART BA ART BFA Art Education or Integrative Arts degree program.  

ART 440 Advanced Printmaking (4 per semester/maximum of 12) Individual projects in one or more of the printmaking processes. Emphasis is on developing a portfolio of prints.
Effective: Fall 1998
Prerequisite: 4 credits of 300-level printmaking courses 8 credits total of 300-level art courses  

ART 446 Artists Books (4) Study and production of original visual statements through the book as an art form.
Effective: Spring 2009
Prerequisite: ART 110S, ART 111, ART H 111, ART H 112 and enrollment in the ART BA ART BFA Art Education or Integrative Arts degree program  

ART 447 Photo Based Printmaking (4) Study and production of original visual statements through photographic based printmaking as an art form.
Effective: Spring 2000
Prerequisite: ART 240 4 credits of 300-level Art courses or graduate level status  

ART 450 Advanced Painting (4 per semester/maximum of 12) Development of the artist through a series of commitments; each semester serves as a contractual agreement along professional lines.
Effective: Summer 1992
Prerequisite: ART 350  

ART 455 Advanced Painting Critique (4 per semester/maximum of 8) The painter in relation to his peers and his profession.
Effective: Fall 1983
Prerequisite: senior or graduate standing  

ART 465 Individual Approaches I (3) An advance studio where students are expected to explore personal themes and individual concepts in their art work.
Effective: Spring 2007
Prerequisite: ART 165, ART 166, ART 265, ART 266, ART 365, ART 366  

ART 466W Individual Approaches II (6) An advance studio/lecture addressing the preparation for potential employment and/or entrance into graduate studies.
Effective: Summer 2007
Prerequisite: ART 165, ART 166, ART 265, ART 266, ART 365, ART 366, ART 465  

ART 467 (ART H 467) Matter, Materiality and Mediums: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Artistic Stuff (3) Considers the physical challenges and long traditions of use of artistic media from both studio and historical points of view.
Effective: Summer 2015
Prerequisite: 3 credits in ART or 3 credits in ART H  

ART 468 The Intermediate Digital Medium (3) An advanced studio course using the computer as an artistic media.
Effective: Spring 2007
Prerequisite: ART 165, ART 166, ART 168  

ART 469 Methods and Materials II (3 per semester/maximum of 9) A studio course that focuses on specific media or techniques reflecting varied faculty expertise.
Effective: Spring 2007
Prerequisite: ART 165, ART 166, ART 265, ART 269  

ART 475 (US) (ART H 475) Contemporary Women Artists (3) An interdisciplinary course that investigates women artists who were integral to the production of contemporary art primarily in the Americas, Europe, and Asia.
Effective: Spring 2009
Prerequisite: fifth-semester standingART H 111, ART H 112 and enrollment in the ART BA ART BFA Art Education or Integrative Arts degree program.  

ART 476 (ART H 476) History and Theory of Digital Art (3) History and theories of contemporary digital art emphasizing humanistic approaches to technology.
Effective: Spring 2007
Prerequisite: ART H 100 orART H 112 orART H 307 orART H 325 orART H 326 orART 211  

ART 480 Advanced Ceramic Arts (4 per semester/maximum of 12) Individual exploration of ceramic materials and construction leading to graduate study or career development as a professional potter.
Effective: Summer 1992
Prerequisite: ART 380  

ART 490 View Camera Photography (4) Experience with diverse camera formats and applications; particular emphasis on view camera.
Effective: Summer 2002
Prerequisite: ART 390  

ART 494H Research Projects Courses (1-12) Supervised student activities on research projects identified on an individual or small-group basis.
Effective: Spring 2012
 

ART 495 Internship (1-18) Supervised off-campus, nongroup instruction including field experiences, practica, or internships. Written and oral critique of activity required.
Effective: Summer 1995
Prerequisite: prior approval of proposed assignment by instructor  

ART 496 Independent Studies (1-18) Creative projects, including research and design, which are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.
Effective: Fall 1983
 

ART 496H Independent Studies (1-18) Creative projects, including research and design, which are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.
Effective: Spring 2012
 

ART 497 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject which may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Fall 1983
 

ART 499 (IL) Foreign Studies--Art (1-12) Courses offered in foreign countries by individual or group instruction.
Effective: Summer 2005
 

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