Art (ARTS)

ARTS 1303  Art History I  3 SCH  (3)  

A lecture course in the history of painting, sculpture, architecture and other art forms from prehistoric times to the 14th century.

ARTS 1304  Art History II  3 SCH  (3)  

A lecture course in the history of painting, sculpture, architecture and other art forms from the 14th century to the present.

ARTS 1311  Design I  3 SCH  (2-4)  

An art studio course in the theory and practice of design. Focus is on the development and application of critical thinking skills to visual problems through the fundamental principles and elements of design. Includes possible applications in secondary education and/or art related professions.

Fee: $5.00

ARTS 1312  Design II  3 SCH  (6)  

An art studio course in the formal elements of design in three dimensions. Critical thinking skills are furthered through explorations of volume and form. Includes possible applications in secondary education and/or art related professions.

Fee: $5.00

ARTS 1316  Drawing I  3 SCH  (0)  

A basic course organized to promote confidence in working with the techniques, media and aesthetics of drawing. Studio fee, $10.

Fee: $10.00

ARTS 1317  Drawing II  3 SCH  (0)  

Studio problems of modeling forms in space, perspectivec and composition, and combining these into visual expression.

Fee: $10.00

ARTS 1325  Principles of Art  3 SCH  (2-4)  

Studio activities with art materials in conjunction with a survey of the history and philosophy of art. Includes the study of art's essential elements.

Fee: $5.00

ARTS 1375  Intro to Digital Photography  3 SCH  (2-4)  

The creation of art through use of the digital camera and computer technology, with emphasis on color design elements.

Fee: $30.00

ARTS 2301  Structure of the Arts  3 SCH  (4-2)  

Art, Music and Theatre Arts are combined in selected problems dealing with arts structure. Creative production is the result of studio activity and critique.

Fee: $5.00

ARTS 2303  History of Architecture  3 SCH  (3-0)  

Survey course in the history of Architecture. Aspects of contruction, building materials, design, and aesthetics, and considerations of the urban landscape. Concentration on modern to contemporary expressions.

ARTS 2313  Graphic Design  3 SCH  (6)  

Studio emphasis on theory and practices of advertising (commercial) art, planning layout, developing messages, selecting media, and executing advertising art.

Fee: $10.00

ARTS 2316  Painting  3 SCH  (0-6)  

Studio instruction in the theory of color and the use of paint to suggest form and space, convey ideas and emotions and explore the dynamics of visual expression.

Fee: $10.00

ARTS 2323  Life Drawing  3 SCH  (6)  

Study of the human figure and its historical and contemporary implications for the artist, including anatomical and structural dynamics, gesture, narrative, and issues concerning the body as subject. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: ARTS 1316 or ARTS 1317.

ARTS 2326  Sculpture  3 SCH  (6)  

An art studio course which explores three-dimensional concepts of form in a variety of sculptural media.

Fee: $10.00

ARTS 2333  Printmaking  3 SCH  (6)  

An art studio course which explores various printmaking techniques, including planographic, intaglio, stencil and relief with emphasis on their expressive power.

Fee: $10.00

ARTS 2346  Ceramics  3 SCH  (6)  

An art studio course in the use of clay for handbuilding and wheel throwing. Design and decoration are studied from historical and aesthetic perspectives.

Fee: $10.00

ARTS 3301  Digital Painting  3 SCH  (2-4)  

Introduction to digital painting, focusing on image manipulation and painting tools such as Photoshop. Translation of traditional painting techniques to the computer. Exercises emphasize understanding of the software interface, ability to visualize and sketch out compositions, control of light and value, and creation of representational images.

ARTS 3302  Women and the Arts  3 SCH  (3)  

Issues surrounding the participation of women in the arts. Selected women who have contributed to the visual and performing arts throughout history are studied in relation to the culture of their time and the principles related to the arts. No previous experience in theatre, art or music required. Prerequisite: completion of visual/performing arts component requirement. (Credit may be obtained in only one of ARTS 3302, MUSI 3302, THEA 3302 or WMST 3302.)

ARTS 3377  Materials and Their Use in Art  3 SCH  (0)  

Study and studio use of the tools, materials, techniques and methods used in the many art processes not covered by drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking or ceramics.

Fee: $10.00

ARTS 3388  Elements of Art  3 SCH  (6)  

The essential elements of visual design as they relate to the studio production of works of art.

Fee: $10.00

ARTS 4300  Advanced Drawing  3 SCH  (0-6)  

Studio drawing with emphasis on greater mastery of technical skills towards development of a personal vision. May be repeated as needed. Prerequisite: ARTS 1316

Fee: $20.00

ARTS 4303  History of Mex American Art  3 SCH  (3)  

The history of modern Mexican American art, from its roots to contemporary times. Prerequisite: completion of core requirements.

ARTS 4311  Advanced Painting  3 SCH  (0-6)  

Studio painting with emphasis on greater mastery of technical skills toward development of a personal vision. May be repeated as needed. Prerequisite: ARTS 2316.

Fee: $20.00

ARTS 4322  Advanced Sculpture  3 SCH  (6)  

Studio sculpture with emphasis on greater mastery of technical skills toward development of a personal vision. May be repeated as needed. Prerequisite: ARTS 2326.

Fee: $20.00

ARTS 4333  Advanced Printmaking  3 SCH  (6)  

Studio printmaking with emphasis on greater mastery of technical skills toward development of a personal vision. May be repeated as needed. Prerequisite: ARTS 2333.

Fee: $20.00

ARTS 4344  Advanced Ceramics  3 SCH  (6)  

Studio ceramics with emphasis on greater mastery of technical skills toward development of a personal vision. May be repeated as needed. Prerequisite: ARTS 2346.

Fee: $20.00

ARTS 4355  Advanced Graphic Design  3 SCH  (6)  

Studio emphasis on greater mastery of technical skills chosen from the many directions associated with graphic design, such as typography, layout, visualization, conceptual problem solving, the ad campaign, illustration or computer aided design. Students prepare portfolios for entry into undergraduate, graduate or work-related programs. May be repeated as needed. Prerequisites: ARTS 2313 or ARTS 3301.

Fee: $20.00

ARTS 4356  Typography  3 SCH  (2-4)  

Introduction to typography--the art of designing with type. Study of the history and aesthetics of type and letterforms. Introduction to digital typesetting. Prerequisites: ARTS 2313 or ARTS 3301.

ARTS 4357  Web and Interface Design  3 SCH  (2-4)  

Studio emphasis in the construction of web and interface design, which communicates the function of hypermedia. May be repeated as needed. Prerequisite: ARTS 2313 or ARTS 3301.

Fee: $50.00

ARTS 4358  Package Design  3 SCH  (2-4)  

Studio emphasis on design concepts and practical applications of package design and construction. Analysis and creation of 3-dimensional and graphic solutions for packaging problems, with consideration of marketing concerns. Prerequisite: ARTS 2313 or ARTS 3301.

ARTS 4369  Experimental/Underground Film  3 SCH  (2-2)  

Experimental and underground films in the United States. Avant-grade genres and their influence on the broader film culture; film language, iconography, technique, and style of experimental and/or underground film. Credit may not be earned in both ARTS 4369 and COMM 4369. Prerequisite: 6 semester hours of advanced coursework in film, or consent of the instructor.

ARTS 4370  Special Problems in Art  1-3 SCH  (1-3-1-3)  

Study of problems in the creative arts. May be repeated for credit when the topic changes. Prerequisite: Approval of instructor.

Fee: $30.00

ARTS 4399  Senior Exhibition  3 SCH  (3)  

The execution of a successful professional gallery exhibition by a B.F.A. candidate. Prerequisite: registration for graduation in the semester taken.