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ART- 100 Drawing I (3.00 cr.)
Creative Arts
Repeatable: No
Study and application of the principles and mechanics of descriptive freehand drawing using black and white media.

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ART- 101 Two-Dimensional Design Foundations (3.00 cr.)
Creative Arts
Repeatable: No
Principles and elements of two-dimensional design and their application to the foundations of visual expression.

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ART- 102 Introduction To Art And Design (1.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Introduction to various disciplines and activities in art and design. Not appropriate for General Education requirement.

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ART- 103 Three-Dimensional Design Foundations (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
The study of the principles and elements of three-dimensional design and their application to the foundations of visual expression.

Prerequisite: Take ART-101 with a grade of C or better

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ART- 114 Color Studio (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Students apply color knowledge to art and design exercises. Content covered includes the physical properties of color, the schools of color theory and influential color theorists, and color vocabulary.

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ART- 145 The Practice Of Art (2.00 - 3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Introduction to current professional practices and historical roles of artists in culture.

Students must be Studio Art or Art Education majors only

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ART- 149 Cooperative Education Experience (1.00 - 8.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
Work and study in an approved position to gain business/industrial/other experience. Normally entails recurring, supervised work periods, each one building and expanding on the previous.
Department consent

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ART- 199 Independent Study (1.00 - 3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes

Department consent

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ART- 200 Drawing II (1.00 - 3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
Study and application of the principles and mechanics of interpretive freehand drawing focusing on invention, and creative investigation using a variety of black and white, color, and mixed media.

Prerequisite: take ART-100 with a grade of C or better

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ART- 209 Painting I (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Introduction and investigation of acrylic and/or oil painting.

Prerequisites: take ART-200 with a grade of C or better

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ART- 211 Contemporary Sculptural Practices I (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Introduction to sculptural concepts.

Prerequisite: take ART-103 with a grade of "C" or better

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ART- 213 Ceramics I (3.00 cr.)
Creative Arts
Repeatable: No
Study and application of wheel-throwing, hand-building,glazing and firing techniques for ceramics, as a means of visual expression.

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ART- 215 Art Metals I (3.00 cr.)
Creative Arts
Repeatable: No
Exploration and development of jewelry and other three-dimensional objects made of metal and related materials. An introduction to concept, design development and technical approaches.

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ART- 217 Printmaking I (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Introduction to the concepts and techniques of printmaking.

Prerequisites: take ART-101 and ART-200, each with a grade of C or better

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ART- 249 Cooperative Education Experience (1.00 - 8.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
Work and study in an approved position to gain business/industrial/other experience. Normally entails recurring, supervised work periods, each one building and expanding on the previous.
Department consent

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ART- 256 Art Workshop: Digital Typeface Design (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Introduction to digital typeface design. Explores various aspects of font design and development for creative and expressive ends. Emphasis on conceptual approach to the design of modular typefaces, from an ideation process rooted in hand-lettering to digital development using FontStruct, a web-based font creation application.

Prerequisites: take DES-310 and DES-220, each with a grade of C or better

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ART- 256 Workshop: Slip Casting for Designers and Artists (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Design and production of forms for slip-casting. Production includes mold making, slip casting, finishing, glazing and firing completed ceramic objects.

Prerequisite: take ART-103 with a grade of "C" or better

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ART- 256 Advanced Art Workshop: Digital Imagery Studio (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Advanced work in digital imagery creation; an exploration of the medium for creative and expressive ends. Studio workshop experience in digital painting, photo illustration and image compositing using digital tools such as Adobe Photoshop and other 2D programs.

Prerequisites: take ART-101 and DES-220, each with a grade of C or better

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ART- 256 Art Workshop (1.00 - 3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Selected art concepts, processes and media will vary to serve special student populations. Credit determined by individual contract.

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ART- 299 Independent Study (1.00 - 3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes

Department consent

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ART- 300 Drawing Iii (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
Advanced drawing methodologies with emphasis on media exploration, furthering drawing strategies, exposure to historical and current drawing concerns and independent research.

Prerequisites: take ART-200 with a grade of C or better

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ART- 301 Life Drawing I (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Drawing and analyzing the human figure and other natural forms. Translating three-dimensional form to the two-dimensional picture plane.

Prerequisites: take ART-200 with a grade of C or better

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ART- 307 Aesthetics in the Studio (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Introduction to the problems of aesthetics, such as interpretation, creation, and experience of art as it relates to studio practices.

Prerequisites: Take ARTH-223 and ARTH-224; and take ARTH-336 or ARTH-337 (may be taken concurrently). Also, one 300-level or higher studio Art must be taken concurrently.

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ART- 311 Contemporary Sculptural Practices II (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Continued investigation into contemporary sculptural practices with an emphasis upon expanded research, development of concepts,and exploration of materials.

Prerequisite: take ART-211 with a grade of "C" or better

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ART- 315 Art Metals II (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Exploration of intermediate jewelry forms and three-dimensional objects made of metal and related materials. Expanded approaches to conceptual development, design and technical applications. A special course fee applies.

Prerequisite: take ART-215 with a grade of C or better

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ART- 349 Cooperative Education Experience (1.00 - 8.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
Work and study in an approved position to gain business/industrial/other experience. Normally entails recurring, supervised work periods, each one building and expanding on the previous.
Department consent

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ART- 399 Independent Study (1.00 - 3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes

Department consent

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ART- 401 Life Drawing II (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Continued drawing and analysis of the structure of the human figure.

Prerequisite: take ART-301 with a grade of C or better

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ART- 403 Life Drawing III (1.00 - 3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
Self-directed study of Life Drawing; continued development of individual research, drawing skills, and studio discipline.

Prerequisite: take ART-401 with grade of C or better

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ART- 409 Painting II (1.00 - 3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
Continued investigation of painting issues with a broader range of technical concerns, historical and contemporary approaches through expanded research requirements.

Prerequisite: take ART-209 with a grade of C or better

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ART- 410 Painting III (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
Self-directed study of painting. Continued development of individual research, painting skills, and studio discipline.

Prerequisite: take ART-409 with a grade of C or better

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ART- 411 Contemporary Sculptural Practices III (1.00 - 3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
Advanced problems in sculpture, through the exploration and utilization of media for creative and expressive ends. Repeatable; topics and projects change.

Prerequisite: take ART-311 with a grade of C or better

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ART- 413 Ceramics II (1.00 - 3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
Use of clay, glazes and kiln for design and production of high-fired ceramics. Initial enrollment must be for 3 credits.

Prerequisite: take ART-213 with a grade of C or better

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ART- 414 Color Seminar (4.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
A case-study course exploring methodologies for use of color. Content includes gender-specific, historic, psychological, social, and symbolic use of color; color sensibilities in other cultures; and roots of color beliefs.

Prerequisites: take PHYS-150, PSYC-432, GCM-367, and ART-114 with a grade of C or better

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ART- 415 Art Metal III (1.00 - 3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
Advanced studio experience in individualized jewelry forms and three-dimensional objects made of metal and related materials. A continuation of technical skills is coupled with emphasis on conceptual development and critical thinking. A special course fee applies.

Prerequisite: Take ART-315 with a grade of C or better

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ART- 417 Printmaking II (1.00 - 3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
Advanced work in the processes of relief, silkscreen, etching or lithographic printmaking. Initial enrollment must be for 3 credits.

Prerequisite: take ART-217 with a grade of C or better

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ART- 445 Senior Seminar (1.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Professional practice including portfolio and senior exhibition; current ideas and career opportunities within the art profession.

Prerequisites: take ART-145 and ART-307 with a grade of C or better; Prerequisite or concurrent enrollment in ART-307. Must be Senior level, and must be Studio Art or Art Education major.

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ART- 449 Cooperative Education Experience (1.00 - 8.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
Work and study in an approved position to gain business/industrial/other experience. Normally entails recurring, supervised work periods, each one building and expanding on the previous.
Department consent

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ART- 456 Advanced Art Workshop (1.00 - 3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
Selected art concepts, processes and media will vary to serve special student populations. For students familiar with workshop approach or advanced in art program. Credit determined by individual contract.

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ART- 456 Workshop: Drawing-Sketch to Mural (2.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Intermediate to advanced drawing workshop. Explore drawing and sketching from scenic sites. Develop a portfolio of sketches, studies and more finished drawings using standard drawing media. Participate in teams to execute a large, mural-size work which will remain on-site for permanent display. Instructor will facilitate the planning and forming of the completed mural projects that will reflect a specific geographical region.

Prerequisite: take ART-100 with a grade of C or better

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ART- 490 BFA Thesis Exhibition (1.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Creation and dissemination of a body of artwork produced during the student's senior year.
Instructor's consent

Must be Senior level or higher

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ART- 499 Independent Study (1.00 - 3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes

Department consent

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ART- 507 Aesthetics in the Studio (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Introduction to the problems of aesthetics, such as interpretation, creation, and experience of art as it relates to studio practices.

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ART- 601 Life Drawing II (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Continued drawing and analysis of the structure of the human figure.
Instructor's consent

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ART- 603 Life Drawing III (1.00 - 3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
Self-directed study of Life Drawing; continued development of individual research, drawing skills, and studio discipline.

Prerequisite: ART-601

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ART- 610 Painting III (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Self-directed study of painting. Continued development of individual research, painting skills, and studio discipline.

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ART- 611 Contemporary Sculptural Practices III (1.00 - 3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
Advanced problems in sculpture, through the exploration and utilization of media for creative and expressive ends. Repeatable; topics and projects change.
Instructor's consent

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ART- 614 Color Seminar (4.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
A case-study course exploring methodologies for use of color. Content includes gender-specific, historic, psychological, social, and symbolic use of color; color sensibilities in other cultures; and roots of color beliefs.
Instructor's consent

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ART- 799 Independent Study (1.00 - 3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes

Department consent

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