Course Offerings - ART
22-101 Drawing and Color (HU) 2 cr.
Elements of art structure and the fundamental principles of design. Color theory, drawing, and perspective. (Not applicable to art major or minor.)22-105 Understanding the Arts (HU) 3 cr.
Providing the student with an education that increases his/her understanding and appreciation of the visual arts. Lecture format/3 multiple-choice examinations. Available extra-credit option for course-sponsored trip to the Art Institute of Chicago. (Not applicable to art major or minor)22-107 Art Orientation 1 cr.
An introduction to recent directions in art. Pass/Fail course.22-108 Art Theory 1 cr.
Historical theories of art and theories developed after the fact. Consideration of art of the present.22-109 Art of the Western World (HU) 3 cr.
Course will provide an overview of the art forms of the western civilizations and of the groups or individuals who produced them. Origins are connected to the present and are meaningful to the future. Prerequisite: 22-108.22-111 Drawing I 3 cr.
Beginning studio course in drawing for Art Majors and Minors. Emphasis on developing basic skills, and creative expression through visual exploration and problem solving.22-112 2-Dimensional Design 3 cr.
2D Design consists of a series designed to develop visual and technical skills that enable the student to apply the principles and elements of design in an imaginative way.22-113 Drawing II and Color 3 cr.
Beginning problems in color theory with attention toward drawing as it relates to color. The course will also focus on design concepts, perceptual awareness and improved drawing skills.22-114 3-Dimensional Design 3 cr.
The course presents the theory and application of fundamental three-dimensional principles.22-115 Honors: Understanding the Arts (HU) 3 cr.
Historically and cross-culturally there is a demonstrable relationship between how we view beauty, and how we view justice. This class will pursue an historical and critical study of the symbiotic relationship of beauty and justice by focusing on five prominent paradigms: Classical, Judeo-Christian, Confucian, Modernist, and Post-modernist. The ultimate aim is to provide the students with a solid factual basis and critical facility by which they might responsibly and creatively answer for themselves and their communities: What is beautiful and just?22-204 Advanced Drawing 3 cr.
Applying and exploring the elements and principles of art through drawing. Emphasis on drawing and composition. Prerequisite: Core courses22-228 Exploration of Materials and Design (HU) 2 cr.
Design principles will be discussed and applied to modeling, carving, weaving, and constructions. An exploratory approach will acquaint the student with various materials and their possible uses. (Not applicable to art major or minor.)22-231 Fabric Design I 3 cr.
Survey of basic fabric design techniques and methods for transferring designs to textiles; including dyeing and printing. Prerequisite: Core courses22-234 Beginning Figure Drawing 3 cr.
Drawing from the model with emphasis on figure composition; experimentation with a wide variety of drawing media. Prerequisite: Core courses22-238 Design I 3 cr.
Basic lay-out and typography for beginning Graphic Communication students. Students will learn presentation skills. Thumbnails, roughcomps, mock-up making, omnichrome, copier, etc. Prerequisites: 22-239 - 22-242.22-239 Commercial Art Studio Techniques and Reproduction Methods 3 cr.
The fundamentals of graphic design, form analysis, visual phenomena, structure and system, composition are taught along with basic knowledge about specialized areas of graphic communications. Students will learn to use conventional graphic tools and equipments. Prerequisites: Core courses22-241 Watercolor I 3 cr.
The principles and techniques of water color as a medium of expression. Prerequisite: Core courses22-242 Computers in the Visual Arts 3 cr.
An introductory level class for using MacIntosh computers and related design software as tools in the process of Graphic Design. No prior knowledge is necessary. Open to majors/minors and others with consent of instructor. Prerequisite: Core courses22-245 Photography I 3 cr.
Fundamental photographic theory, basic camera handling, developing, printing and enlarging, and an introduction to photographic aesthetics. Perquisite: Core courses22-247 Weaving I 3 cr.
Exploration of fibers with techniques on and off the loom. Prerequisite: Core courses22-252 Functional Design I 3 cr.
Design in wood and related materials. Understanding hand and machine tools in design. Prerequisite: Core courses22-259 Lithography I 3 cr.
Emphasis is on development of the basic technical skills and the overall aesthetic in creating a lithographic image. Single color images will be developed and edited in this planographic medium. Prerequisite: Core courses22-260 Intaglio I 3 cr.
Concentration in the basic intaglio techniques of etching, aquatint, mezzotint and drypoint. Exploration of these techniques through the development of the printed image. Prerequisite: Core courses22-261 Woodcut I 3 cr.
The execution and design of relief prints in wood and linoleum. Development of creative imagery in single color and multiple color prints. Prerequisite: Core courses22-262 Serigraphy I 3 cr.
Emphasis is on the development of the basic technical skills in fine art screen printing. Multiple color images are created using basic screen techniques. Prerequisite: Core courses22-263 Art Metal I 3 cr.
The execution and design of jewelry, casting processes and hand wrought work. Developing a sound philosophy and understanding of art metal and its place in the fine arts field. Prerequisite: Core courses22-267 Sculpture I 3 cr.
The fundamentals of sculpture using the basic techniques of modeling, carving, and casting. Prerequisite: Core courses22-271 Ceramics I 3 cr.
Creative experience in the ceramic field; conditioning and handling of clay and glazes; the construction of ware by various methods including glazing and firing. Prerequisite: Core courses22-275 Painting I 3 cr.
Materials and techniques of opaque painting media. Emphasis on problems of color and composition. Drawing or figure drawing recommended. Prerequisite: Core courses.
22-282 Typography I (2+2) 3 cr.
Introduction to communication problem solving through the visual language media of typography. The fundamentals of typographic design are explored through the realization of both process oriented (experimental) and practical projects. prerequisites: Core courses, 22-242.22-300 Art for the Handicapped 3 cr.
This course provides a practicum experience in the use of art with the cognitively disabled. Readings in the field are required. Prerequisite: Open to juniors and seniors with consent of instructor.22-304 Drawing II 3 cr.
Applying and exploring the materials and techniques of drawing as a medium of expression. Prerequisite: 22-20422-310/510 Art History, Ancient Art 3 cr.
Topics in ancient painting, sculpture, architecture, and allied arts.22-311/511 Art History, Medieval Art 3 cr. (Spring)
Topics in medieval painting, sculpture, architecture, and allied arts.22-313/513 Art History, European Renaissance and Mannerist Art, Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries 3 cr.
Topics in Renaissance painting, sculpture, architecture, and allied arts.22-315/515 Art History, European Baroque and Rococo Art, Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries 3 cr.
Topics in 17th and 18th century painting, sculpture, architecture and allied arts.
Historical development of the indigenous and religious arts of India, China and Japan.22-320/520 Art History, European Art, Nineteenth Century 3 cr.
Selected topics in 19th Century painting, sculpture, architecture, and allied arts.22-321/521 Art History 1900-1945 3 cr.
Selected topics in 20th Century painting, sculpture, architecture, and allied arts to 1945.22-322/522 Art History, 1945 to Present 3 cr.
Art of the United States and Europe from 1945 to the present.22-323/523 Art History, American Art 3 cr.
Selected topics in American painting, sculpture, architecture, and allied arts.22-324 Art History, Popular Culture 3 cr.
Study of the mass media as art forms. In particular, the movies and television are considered.22-329 High School Exhibition (1+5) 1 cr.
Course is to provide instruction regarding the curatorial practices of advertising, receiving, jurying and designing an exhibition of works of art from area high schools. Related duties would involve the organization of students visiting the exhibition, the department studios and concluding awards presentations.
Theory and practice in the design and execution of art exhibitions. Prerequisite: Open to art majors or others with consent of instructor.22-331 Fabric Design II 3 cr.
Concentration in several techniques of textile design and their application. Prerequisite: 22-231.22-334 Figure Drawing II 3 cr.
Development of student's personal expression in drawing, using the human figure as a subject. Prerequisite: 22-234.22-336 Commercial Illustration 3 cr.
This course gives the student the opportunity to experience a variety of mediums used in the commercial art studios and agencies in today's business world. Practical problems will be presented that will prove challenging and will broaden the appreciation of commercial illustration. Time limitations will be strictly enforced on each assignment in order to sharpen the student's ability to draw and paint in a very quick but accurate manner. Prerequisite: Core courses22-338 Design II 3 cr.
Students will learn about conventional and computer mechanicals in order to understand production process. Methods of pre-press and printing will be introduced with information about print-buying, binding, mailing, paper production. Field trips. Prerequisite: 22-238, 22-239, 22-481.22-340 Interior Design 3 cr.
Understanding the principles of designing interior space. Prerequisite: Core courses22-341 Watercolor II 3 cr.
Further problems of composition and color in water base painting to develop skill and personal expression. Prerequisite: 22-241.22-342 Typography II 3 cr.
An intermediate level-design class. Strong design concepts and a professional quality of finish will be pursued through hands-on exercises, projects, lectures and research. Prerequisites: 22-282 or consent of instructor. Additional prerequisites for graph course emphasis--22-238, 22-239, 22-338.22-345 Photography II 3 cr.
Continuation of Photography I with emphasis on photographic aesthetics. Prerequisite: 22-245.22-347 Weaving II 3 cr.
Further exploration and development of fiber structures. Prerequisites: 22-247.22-348/548 Puppetry (2+2) 3 cr.
Puppetry: its history, theory, modern theatrical and no-theatrical applications. Practical experiences in construction and performance.22-350 Conservation of Art on Paper 3 cr.
Theory and practice of conserving and repairing art work on paper. Prerequisite: Open to art majors or others with consent of instructor.22-352 Functional Design II 3 cr.
Advanced use of power tools and materials and innovative methods of design. Prerequisite: 22-252.22-354 Art Education, Elementary 3 cr.
Planning art experiences to meet the needs of elementary schools while serving as an art specialist. Curriculum design and sequential development of K-9 art program. The creation of art products and plans appropriate to grades K-9. Prerequisite: Open to art majors only.22-355 Teaching of Art 2 cr.
Planning art experiences to meet the needs of elementary and middle school art programs. The creation of art products and plans appropriate to grades K-9. Preparation, care, and use of art materials. Prerequisites: 22-101, 22-228. (Not applicable to art major).22-356 Art Education, Secondary 3 cr.
Philosophy and trends in art education. Planning art units to meet the needs of secondary schools. Observation and experiences in basic types of teaching methods. Prerequisite: Open to art majors only.22-359 Lithography II 3 cr.
Emphasis will be on exploration of advanced technical skills in lithography and development of creative use of the medium as a form of artistic exploration. Basic skills in the printing of color will be developed. Prerequisite: 22-259.22-360 Intaglio II 3 cr.
Continued exploration in use of advanced intaglio techniques. Emphasis is on the creative use of intaglio in the development of personal expression through the intaglio prints. Prerequisite: 22-260.22-361 Woodcut II 3 cr.
Continued exploration of relief printing techniques. Emphasis is on the creative use of the medium in the development of a person expression. Prerequisite: 22-261.22-362 Serigraphy II 3 cr.
Continued exploration of the screen painting techniques with emphasis on the development of a creative personal expression. Monoprint and mono type methods will be introduced. Prerequisite: 22-262.22-363 Art Metal II 3 cr.
The student works in metals and materials of choice. The assigned problems should carry through varied influences stemming from the basic experience in Art Metal I. Prerequisite: 22-263.22-367 Sculpture II 3 cr.
Further work stressing the problem of sculptural form and craftsmanship. Prerequisite: 22-267.22-371 Ceramics II 3 cr.
Continuation of Art 22-271. Mixing of glazes and using the potter's wheel. Prerequisite: 22-271.22-375 Painting II 3 cr.
Advanced problems in color and composition to develop individual expression in oil or acrylic painting. Prerequisite: 22-275.22-404/604 Advanced Problems in Drawing 3 cr.
Emphasis either on drawing as an independent medium for expression or as a mode of exploring formal problems common to another visual medium. Prerequisite: 22-304. This course may be repeated for credit as needed.22-431 Fabric Design III 3 cr.
Individual problems: Student selects an area of interest and submits study proposal to instructor. Prerequisite: 22-331. This course may be repeated for credit as needed.22-434/634 Figure Drawing III 3 cr.
Continuation of students' personal expression, using the human figure as the subject. Composition, form and thematic content are emphasized. Prerequisite: 22-334. This course may be repeated for credit as needed.22-436 Advanced Illustration 3 cr.
This course will help students develop their conceptual skills in understanding the objectives of visual communications projects that require the creation of an image. Students will be encouraged to explore and utilize a broad range of technical resources and media suitable for image-making. Content of course will be on the major areas of illustration such as advertising, editorial illustration, book illustration, and product aesthetics. Prerequisites: Core courses 22-336, 22-338, 22-342.22-437 Corporate Identity, Commercial Art 3 cr.
This course deals with overall planning, strategy and preparation of a variety of visual components required to create the corporate identity project along with advertising design, corporate editorial design. Prerequisites: 22-239, 22-338, 22-238, 22-242, 22-481.22-438 Design III 3 cr.
This course will be devoted to enhance students' portfolio. Each student will be encouraged and assisted to create the most personal and unique portfolio. Prerequisites: 22-338.22-439 Studio Problems in Modern Package Design 3 cr.
Students will learn more about 3-dimensional aspect of graphic design through brand identity projects and simple package design projects. Prerequisites: 22-239, 22-238, 22-242, 22-338, 22-481.22-441/641 Watercolor III 3 cr.
Emphasis on the development of the student's personal style and expression in the medium of water color. Prerequisite: 22-341. This course may be repeated for credit as needed.22-442 Portfolio Review 3 cr.
Advanced-level design course. Working with "school" theories and applying them to the real world. All available software options will be explained. "Portfolio" ready projects is the goal of this class.22-443 Computer Art - Animation 3 cr.
Study of current computer techniques for the creation of motion pictures -- to be displayed on the computer screen or on film/video. The course comprises hands-on exercises and lectures on background concepts. Prerequisite: 22-442.22-444 Computer Art - Interactive 3 cr.
Study of current techniques (involving computers, CD-RONs, videodiscs, and other media) for the creation of visual works of art that can be modified and/or guided by the viewer. The course comprises hands-on exercises and lectures on underlying concepts. Prerequisite: 22-442.22-445/645 Photography III 3 cr.
An extended photographic project with critiques and investigation of photographic literature. Prerequisite: 22-345. This course may be repeated for credit as needed.22-446 Independent Study 1-3 cr.
See Independent Study under Course and Academic Advisement Policies information for general course description, general prerequisites, and proper contract form requirements.22-447/647 Weaving III 3 cr.
Individual exploration of textiles in greater depth and to increase and develop skills to a professional level in relation to student's interest and abilities. Prerequisites: 22-347. This course may be repeated for credit as needed.22-452 Functional Design II 3 cr.
Independent work in depth. Prerequisite: 22-352. This course may be repeated for credit as needed.22-456 Related Readings 1-3 cr.
See Related Readings under Course and Academic Advisement Policies information for general course description, general prerequisites, and proper contract form requirements.22-459/659 Lithography III 3 cr.
Advanced work in Lithography will center around the aesthetic development of a personal imagery and continued exploration of the technical possibilities of the medium. This course may be repeated for credit as needed. Prerequisite: 22-359.22-460/660 Intaglio III 3 cr.
Advanced work in intaglio will concentrate on the aesthetic use of this printmaking medium and continued exploration in the various intaglio techniques. This course may be repeated for credit as needed. Prerequisite: 22-360.22-461/661 Woodcut III 3 cr.
Advanced work in expanding the creative use of relief printing techniques. Development of a personal aesthetic within the medium. This course will be repeated for credit as needed. Prerequisite: 22-361.22-462/662 Serigraphy III 3 cr.
Advanced work in serigraphy will concentrate on the creative exertion of a personal expression through the use of the screen print. Prerequisite: 22-362. This course may be repeated for credit as needed.22-463/663 Art Metal III 3 cr.
Experience in raising and forming of metal through the metal smithing techniques. Prerequisite: 22-363. This course may be repeated for credit as needed.22-467/667 Sculpture III 3 cr.
Continued concern with design and craftsmanship. More individual direction will be sought. Prerequisite: 22-367. This course may be repeated for credit as needed.22-471/671 Ceramics III 3 cr.
Fostering an individual approach to form and developing a personal philosophy of the total ceramic process, especially in the area of glaze chemistry. Prerequisite: 22-371. This course may be repeated for credit as needed.22-474 Honors: Thesis 1-6 cr.
Prerequisites: University Scholar status and junior standing. Honors thesis projects include any advanced independent endeavor in the student's major field of study e.g., a written thesis, scientific experiment or research project, or creative arts exhibit or production. Proposals (attached to Independent Study contract) must show clear promise of honors level work and be approved by a faculty sponsor. Course title for transcript will be "Honors Thesis." Completed projects will be announced and presented to interested students and faculty. Maximum of 6 credits.22-475/675 Painting III 3 cr.
Establishing a personal style with increased emphasis on thematic content and portfolio development. Oil or acrylic media. This course may be repeated for credit as needed. Prerequisite: 22-375.22-481 Art Seminar 1-3 cr.
Problems in art devised to meet the needs of the individual student in art education, art history, or creative art expression.22-482 Art History Seminar 1-3 cr.
A seminar with variable credit for the purpose of developing new topics within the scope of art history. Topics to be determined by instructor.22-490 Senior Exhibition 1 cr.
Theory and practice in the preparation, selection and design of student's senior exhibition. Prerequisite: Open only to senior art majors. Pass/Fail course.22-491 Studio Internship 3 cr.
Practical design studio work experience. Students will be assigned jobs and carry through assignments from conception to completion. Some internships may be outside of the university. This course may be repeated for credit as needed. Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing and consent of program coordinators. Pass/Fail course.
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