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Course Listing

Art
CourseTitleCredits
ART 500Advanced Life Drawing.

Six hours lab, six hours independent study per week. Gesture, anatomy, composition. Levels A, B, C, D. Crosslisted with ART 400.

3
ART 501Modern Philosophies of Art.

Recent and contemporary trends in art creation, appreciation and teaching. Lectures, outside reading, class discussion.

  • Prerequisite(s): Undergraduate major or minor in art.
3
ART 505Pro-Seminar in Art Museum Studies.

Three semester hours. Study of the functions of art museums, including acquisition, authentication, conservation, exhibition, research, and collection management; history of art museums, and major art museum collections. Visits to regional art museums and discussion/ demonstrations with art museum professionals.

3
ART 506Seminar in Art Museum Education.

Three credit hours. Online course with scheduled one-day face-to-face meeting. Applied study of the practice of art museum education. Emphasis on teaching, writing and program development for multiple audiences in the art museum. Focus on object-based learning, pedagogical theory and audience identification.

3
ART 508Practicum in Artistic Creativity.

Three credit hours, may be repeated twice; hybrid graduate art education course with four days in residence. Exploration of artistic creativity through art and design in studio art instruction, analysis and research. Summer.

3
ART 509Readings and Research in Art Museum Studies.

Three hours online with independent research. This hybrid course explores contemporary art museum theory as it relates to the practical application of arts leadership, ethics, law and the public domain.

3
ART 510Graduate Painting.

Graduate-level painting problems. Six hours lab, six hours independent study per week. Levels A, B, C, D. Crosslisted with ART 410.

3
ART 511Graduate Expressive Drawing.

Six hours lab, six hours independent study per week. This course will stress the production of expressive drawings. This includes the identification and resolution of problems of artistic expression. Levels A, B, C, D. Crosslisted with ART 401.

3
ART 512Graduate Film Making.

Six hours lab, six hours independent study per week. Film making as an art media. May involve writing, directing, cinematography, and editing, lighting, sound production. Levels A, B, C, D. Crosslisted with ART 412.

3
ART 513Feature Production I.

Six hours studio, six hours independent study per week. A summer film production course where a feature film/video is shot using professional techniques. Levels A,B,C. Class meets MTWRF and Sat. Summer I. Crosslisted with ART 413.

  • Prerequisite(s): ART 412 and approval of the instructor.
3
ART 514Feature Production II.

Six hours studio, six hours independent study per week. A summer film production course where a feature film/video is shot using professional techniques. Levels A,B,C. Class meets MTWRF and Sat. Summer I. Crosslisted with ART 414.

  • Prerequisite(s): ART 412 and approval of the instructor.
3
ART 515Graduate Color Theory and Practice.

Six hours lab, six hours independent study per week. Practice, theory and study of color in art, media and design. Levels A, B. Crosslisted with ART 315. Graduate students will be expected to complete more rigorous assignments than undergraduates enrolled in ART 315.

3
ART 517Graduate Photography.

Six hours lab, six hours independent study per week. Graduate-level photography with emphasis on fine arts applications. Levels A, B, C, D. Crosslisted with ART 417.

3
ART 518Graduate Color Photography.

Six hours lab, six hours independent study per week. Advanced work in color photographic processes. Both traditional darkroom and digital processes explored. Levels A, B. Crosslisted with ART 418.

3
ART 519Graduate Alternative Process Photography.

Six hours lab, six hours assigned independent study per week. Advanced work in alternative photographic processes, concepts and techniques and how they apply within a fine art context. Both film and digital processes are utilized.

3
ART 520Graduate Printmaking.

Six hours lab, six hours independent study per week.

3
ART 530Graduate Studio Techniques.

Three or six semester hours. Practical application in- depth for development of individual style. May be repeated for credit. Fall and spring only.

  • Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing in art.
3 or 6
ART 531Graduate Studio Media.

Three or six semester hours. Studies in the use of art materials through practical studio application. May be repeated for credit. Fall and spring only.

  • Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing in art.
3 or 6
ART 533Graduate Sculpture.

Six hours lab, six hours independent study per week.

3
ART 534Graduate Sculpture: Casting.

Six hours lab, three hours assigned independent study per week. Advanced work in sculpture. Exploring various casting materials and methods in sculpture. Levels A, B, C, D. Crosslisted with ART 431. Spring.

  • Prerequisite(s): Graduate status.
3
ART 535Graduate Sculpture: Installation.

Six hours lab, three hours assigned independent study per week. Advanced work in sculpture. Exploring various casting materials and methods in sculpture. Levels A, B, C, D. Crosslisted with ART 431. Spring.

  • Prerequisite(s): Graduate status.
3
ART 540Graduate Metal and Jewelry.

Six hours lab, six hours independent study per week.

3
ART 545Northern Renaissance Art.

European art north of the Alps from 1300 to 1600.

3
ART 547Imaging the Body.

Investigation of art and artists who have treated the nude and clothed body, body art and body self image. Crosslisted with ART 447. Graduate students will be expected to complete more rigorous assignments than undergraduates enrolled in ART 447.

3
ART 549World Traditions in Art.

Study of the arts outside the canon of Western civilization, including works of pre-literate people, as well as contemporary outsiders in their cultural milieu. Crosslisted with ART 449.

3
ART 550Graduate Ceramics.

Six hours lab, six hours independent study per week. Advanced ceramics stresses technical, expressive and aesthetic aspects of ceramics as an art form. Levels A, B, C, D. Crosslisted with ART 450.

3
ART 561Graduate Digital Media.

Six hours lab, six hours independent study per week. Advanced computer art stresses technical, expressive and aesthetic aspects of digital imaging as an art form. Levels A, B, C, D. Crosslisted with ART 401.

3
ART 562Digital Media: Interactive Arts.

Six hours studio, three hours assigned independent study per week. Advanced work in interactive media. Exploring Web-based and other forms of interactive digital processes. Levels A-B. Crosslisted with ART 462. Fall.

  • Prerequisite(s): Graduate Status.
3
ART 563Digital Media: Motion Graphics.

Six hours studio, three hours assigned independent study per week. Advanced work in interactive media. Exploring Web-based and other forms of interactive digital processes. Levels A-B. Fall.

  • Prerequisite(s): ART 261.
3
ART 564Digital Media: Time-Based Media.

Six hours studio, three hours assigned independent study per week. Advanced work in interactive media. Exploring time-based digital media, including nonlinear video and other media. Levels A-B. Fall.

  • Prerequisite(s): ART 261.
3
ART 570Graduate Advertising Design.

Six hours lab, six hours independent study per week. Techniques for advertising art. Graduate levels A, B, C. Crosslisted with ART 470.

  • Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing and approval of instructor.
3
ART 571Graduate Typography.

Three semester hours, six hours lab, six hours independent study per week. Studio class for the study, practice and theory of designing with type in advertising and graphic design. Crosslisted with ART 471.

3
ART 572Graduate Illustration.

Three semester hours, six hours lab, six hours independent study per week. Studio course for the practice of illustration methods, media and techniques. Levels A, B, C. Crosslisted with ART 472.

3
ART 575Advanced Graduate Studies.

Three credit hours. Individual problems related to art history or studio art. May be repeated under different topics. Topics appropriate for Museum Studies, such as “Policies and Advocacy in the Visual Arts,” “Art and the Object: Science and Connoisseurship,” “Art and Responsibility (Ethics, Law, and the Public Domain).”

3
ART 576Advanced Graduate Studies.

Same as ART 575 but in a different topic. Topics appropriate for Museum Studies such as Practicum in Curatorial Studies. Course participants research and prepare an art exhibition under the director of an art history faculty member. (Open to advanced undergraduate students with permission of instructor.)

3
ART 579AD Design III.

AAF Campaign. Three semester hours, six hours lab, six hours independent study per week. Creative advertising campaign research, strategy and execution for the American Advertising Federation National Student Advertising Competition. Levels A,B,C. Permission of instructor. Crosslisted with ART 479.

3
ART 580Modern Art.

An examination of modern art from post-impressionism to Pop Art.

3
ART 581Abstract Expressionism to Post Modern Art.

Investigation of developments in the visual arts and art theory from 1945 to present. Crosslisted with ART 481. Graduate students will be expected to complete more rigorous assignments than undergraduates enrolled in ART 481.

3
ART 582Studies in the History of Photography Print and Related Media.

Investigation of specific topics in photography, print and related media, including digital imagery, film, video and multimedia in the fine arts. Levels A, B, C. Crosslisted with ART 482. Graduate students will be expected to complete more rigorous assignments than undergraduates enrolled in ART 482.

3
ART 583Greek and Roman Art.

Ancient Greek and Roman art from the Geometric period to Constantine. Graduate students will be expected to complete additional work and will be held to a higher standard than undergraduates. Crosslisted with ART 483.

3
ART 584Nineteenth Century European Art.

European Art from 1750 to 1900, Neoclassicism, Romanticism, Realism, and Impressionism. Graduate students will be expected to write extra papers and more rigorous assignments. Crosslisted with ART 484.

3
ART 585Italian Renaissance Art.

Italian art from 1300 to 1600. Graduate students will be expected to complete more rigorous assignments than undergraduates enrolled in ART 485. Crosslisted with ART 485.

3
ART 586Baroque Art.

European art from 1600 to 1750. Graduate students will be expected to complete additional work and will be held to a higher standard than undergraduates. Crosslisted with ART 486.

3
ART 587American Art.

Art of the United States from the colonial period to the present. Emphasis on the 20th century. Graduate students will be expected to write extra papers and more rigorous assignments. Crosslisted with ART 487.

3
ART 588Mexican Art.

Development of art in Mexico and related Latin American countries. Graduate students will be expected to write extra papers and more rigorous assignments. Crosslisted with ART 488.

3
ART 589Thesis Research.

The application of research necessary to complete the M.A. thesis.

  • Prerequisite(s): 12 hours of graduate courses in art.
3
ART 590Thesis Writing.

Organization and writing of the thesis.

3
ART 591M.F.A. Exhibition.

F.A. Exhibition. Six semester hours. Organization, development, exhibition and oral defense of a creative project.

  • Prerequisite(s): 45 semester hours of graduate courses in art.
6
ART 592Professional Practices.

Three credit hours. Museum Studies student will gain practical experience as an intern working within the university (normally the Cole Art Center or Stone Fort Museum). Two hundred clock hours to be completed over the course of two summer semesters or one long semester.

3
ART 594Problems In Teaching College Art.

Required for graduate assistants.

  • Prerequisite(s): 24 hours of art.
3
ART 597Graduate Selected Topics.

Six credit hours. Subject content not ordinarily included in the course inventory but of topical interest. Topic may include Internship in Museum Studies in which students will gain practical experience leading toward specific goals as a junior staff member of an external art museum curatorial department. May be repeated in different topics, A, B, C. Crosslisted with ART 497. When enrolled with Art 497 courses, graduates will be expected to complete greater numbers and more difficult assignments

6
ART 599Foundations in Art Education.

Psychological and philosophical concepts of art education.

  • Prerequisite(s): Teacher certificate in art or elementary education with an art minor.
3