College of Fine Arts
ART 500 Advanced Graphic Design: Studio Credit, 3 hours
Tools, methods, and processes of graphic design. A foundation for technical and creative process of graphic design with an emphasis on computer methods. Course continues the development of skills utilizing the Adobe® Creative® Suite.
ART 502 History of Italian Renaissance Art Credit, 3 hours
History of painting, sculpture, and architecture produced in Italy from the early to high Renaissance.
ART 503 Contemporary Art Credit, 3 hours
Survey of production, theory, and criticism of contemporary art.
ART 506 History of Photography Credit, 3 hours
Survey of the history of photography and contemporary criticism.
ART 508 Directed Reading in Art History Credit, 1–3 hours
Reading and research under direction and supervision of appropriate art-history faculty. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
ART 509 History of Mexican Art Credit, 3 hours
Survey of art produced in Mexico from the conquest through the mid-20th century, with an emphasis on the modern period.
ART 510 Mixed Media Credit, 3 hours
Exploration of different mediums, techniques, and experimental processes for alternative art forms.
ART 514 Graduate Drawing: Materials and
Concepts Credit, 3 hours
Traditional and alternative technical and conceptual problems in drawing, with emphasis on individual, creative approaches to the assignments, extensive planning and development, technical proficiency in execution, and thoughtful, articulate, critical evaluation.
ART 515 Film Art and Theory Credit, 3 hours
Exploration of film and film theory; examines how form and style shape content in narrative film.
ART 516 Graduate Drawing: Color Illustration Credit, 3 hours
Illustrative and narrative drawing with emphasis on color media. Includes compositional study from life and photographic resource material.
ART 524 Graduate Ceramics I Credit, 3 hours
Introduction to ceramic processes and techniques. Includes hand building, wheel-throwing, kilns and glazes. Emphasis on creative use of clay.
ART 525 Graduate Ceramics II Credit, 3 hours
Advanced study in ceramics, directed and independent study in varied processes and techniques.
ART 526 Special Topics in Studio Credit, 3 hours
Studio processes and topics offered on occasion to provide opportunities for students to work in areas not included in the regular curriculum.
ART 528 Graduate Painting: Materials and
Techniques Credit, 3 hours
Exploration of a variety of different techniques, including historical and contemporary methods as well as alternative painting surfaces and materials.
ART 529 Graduate Painting: Narrative Credit, 3 hours
Exploration of narrative, symbol, and metaphor as subjects in painting.
ART 530 Graduate Printmaking I Credit, 3 hours
Introduction to graduate printmaking involving the production of a mature body of work using specific print processes and materials determined in consultation with the instructor. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
ART 531 Graduate Printmaking II Credit, 3 hours
Advanced study in graduate printmaking involving directed and independent study with varied processes and techniques. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
ART 551 Art for Elementary and Secondary
Education (P–12) Credit, 3 hours
Introduction to theory and methods of teaching art in elementary and secondary schools. Includes studio experiences, art education theory and philosophy, and research in curriculum planning.
ART 561 Large Format Digital Printing Credit, 3 hours
Exploration of the aesthetic possibilities of digital imaging and various approaches to creative multimedia printing using multiple modes of print production and dissemination.
ART 570 Graduate Sculpture: Metal Casting Credit, 3 hours
Tools, materials, and processes used in the production of cast-metal sculpture; includes mold making and the casting of bronze and aluminum.
ART 571 Graduate Sculpture: Stone Carving Credit, 3 hours
Tools, materials, and processes used in the production of stone carving.
ART 576 Sculpture: Sheet-Metal Fabrication Credit, 3 hours
Tools, materials, and processes used in the production of steel sculptures.
ART 580 Performance and Installation Art Credit, 3 hours
Students create individual and group performances and installations. Major artists and trends in performance and installation art are studied and discussed.
ART 585 Graduate Photography I Credit, 3 hours
Introduction to graduate photography involving the production of a body of work using specific processes and materials determined in consultation with the instructor. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
ART 586 Graduate Photography II
Processes Credit, 3 hours
Advanced study in graduate photography involving directed and independent work in varied processes and techniques. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
ART 592 Graduate Portfolio Credit, 3 hours
Development of a specific body of advanced studio work to demonstrate mature and independent approach to studio art. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
ART 651 Advanced Computer Graphics: Rotating Topic Credit, 3 hours
Application of design principles emphasizing advanced computer software and media. Topic rotates among the three industry standards, Adobe Illustrator®, Adobe Photoshop®, and QuarkXPress™. May be repeated for credit when topic varies.