Courses

ART 0 EXHIBITION CONVOCATION ATTEND

Designed to encourage exhibition and convocation attendance as a means of learning about art history, professional artists, artistic practice, portfolio review, and topics of interest to artists. Students qualify for a "satisfactory" grade by attending all of the posted events in each semester. Graded Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory only.

ART 105 INTR ART:CONCEPT APPL VIS ARTS

An introduction to the visual arts with an emphasis on the influence of art works on present-day living and thinking. A specific focus is announced each time the course is offered. Some examples include architecture, Native American art, non-western art,women in art, crafts, and European art. (Course may be taken only once for credit and does not count toward the Art major or minor.)

ART 105 INTRODUCTION TO ART GAH1

An introduction to the visual arts with an emphasis on the influence of art works on present-day living and thinking. A specific focus is announced each time the course is offered. Some examples include architecture, Native American art, non-western art,women in art, crafts, and European art. (Course may be taken only once for credit and does not count toward the Art major or minor.)

ART 119 FOUNDATION DRAWING I

A foundation course in drawing with special attention to line, value, perspective, texture, and shape. Landscape, still life, and other forms are used as subject matter. The visual elements and principles of organization in relationship to perceiving both flat and illusionary space are explored. Black and white media are exclusively practiced. Prerequisite: Art major or minor status.

ART 171 FOUNDATION DESIGN:2-DIMENSIONL

An introduction to design organization with an emphasis on the exploration of line, value, texture, shape, and color. Prerequisite: Art major or minor status.

ART 203 INTRODUCTION TO CERAMICS

An introduction to the basic techniques and processes of ceramics: pinch, coil, slab, and some wheelwork. Prerequisites: ART 120, ART 171, and ART 172.

ART 222 ART HISTORY I

A survey of western and non-western art from approximately 30,000 years ago to the 14th century. Works of art and architecture are examined within the cultural and historic context for art-making through world human history. Prerequisite: ENG 102 with a minimum grade of "C" and Art major or minor status.

ART 230 INTRODUCTION TO SCULPTURE

An introduction to the various processes of sculpture: carving, modeling, and casting. Aesthetic qualities and craftsmanship of the sculptural forms are emphasized. Prerequisites: ART 120, ART 171, and ART 172.

ART 235 INTRODUCTION TO JEWELRY

An introduction to the creative use of silver and precious gemstones in the making of jewelry. Design and craftsmanship are emphasized. Prerequisites: ART 120, ART 171, and ART 172.

ART 246 INTRODUCTION TO PHOTOGRAPHY

An introduction to contemporary photographic technique incorporating traditional black-and-white analogue photography alongside digital photographic practice and procedure. Lectures introduce topic areas that the student must exercise in lab sessions. Students must supply their own "quality" 35mm or 120mm camera. Prerequisites: ART 120, ART 171, and ART 172.

ART 257 INTRODUCTION TO PRINTMAKING

An introduction to the basic techniques of printmaking including lithography, woodcut, etching, and the collagraph. Emphasis is on the traditional approaches in printmaking. Prerequisites: ART 120, ART 171, and ART 172.

ART 270 INTRO TO GRAPHIC DESIGN ILLU

An introductory course utilizing the basic fundamentals of art in a broad base of commercial applications. Design in the areas of corporate identity, packaging, illustration, and typography are explored. Illustration, new techniques, materials, and tools used by the designer are emphasized. Prerequisites: ART 120, ART 171, and ART 172.

ART 271 CALLIGRAPHY TYPOGRAPHY

A study of individual letter forms as design elements that relate to visual communication. Prerequisites: ART 120, ART 171, and ART 172.

ART 280 INTRODUCTION TO PAINTING

An introduction to oil painting, using basic tools, materials, techniques, and the development of compositional methods. Prerequisites: ART 120, ART 171, and ART 172.

ART 283 INTRODUCTION TO AIRBRUSH

Introduction to the use of the airbrush as a tool for painting, drawing, and design. Multiple use of the tool within traditional and non-traditional directions, as well as tool maintenance, are stressed. Prerequisites: ART 120, ART 171, and ART 172

ART 286 INTRODUCTION TO WATERCOLOR

An introduction to both the traditional and contemporary methods of watercolor. The various watercolor media are explored. Prerequisites: ART 120, ART 171, and ART 172.

ART 319 INTERMEDIATE DRAWING

A study of figure drawing with an emphasis on structure, figure compositions, and portrait studies from the model using various drawing media and techniques. Prerequisite: ART 120.

ART 324 ART CRITICISM CRITICAL THEORY

A survey of contemporary art and art practices through the discipline of art criticism. This seminar course prepares students for senior-level courses and advanced studies in art and art history at the graduate level. A survey of modern and contemporary art since the midtwentieth century is followed by seminar presentations on selected readings. Prerequisites: ART 222 and ART 223.

ART 375 INTERMED MAGAZINE PRODUCTION

An integration of journalism and art course work into a study of magazine production. Faculty supervise students in design and production work leading to the publication of the Western Pathfinder Magazine, in both print and online versions. Prerequisite: ART370 and instructor permission.

ART 400 ARTIST PORTFOLIO SENIOR EXHIB

A Capstone Course in which students develop a portfolio of recent work which enhances preparation for the Senior Exhibition, a career in art, gallery representation, or application to graduate school. Prerequisite: senior standing.

ART 403 ADVANCED CERAMICS I

An advanced exploration of the expressive possibilities of individual ceramic direction. Students collaborate with the instructor to plan a suitable and particular direction of study. Prerequisite: ART 303.

ART 404 ADVANCED CERAMICS II

An advanced exploration of the expressive possibilities of individual ceramic direction. Students collaborate with the instructor to plan a suitable and particular direction of study. Prerequisite: ART 403.

ART 405 ADVANCED CERAMICS III

An advanced exploration of the expressive possibilities of individual ceramic direction. Students collaborate with the instructor to plan a suitable and particular direction of study. Prerequisite: ART 403.

ART 419 ADVANCED DRAWING

An advanced study in figure drawing with emphasis on the figure, expanding visual awareness by developing control of drawing as a tool for research and invention. Problems progress from simple structural analysis to more sophisticated exploration of subject matter, and finally to individual interpretation. Prerequisite: ART 319 and B.F.A. candidate.

ART 421 ART MESOAMERICA ANDEAN REGION

A survey of the arts of the Pre-contact civilizations in Middle America and the Andes. The art and architecture of these ancestral peoples are examined within their cultural contexts. Prerequisite: junior standing or instructor permission.

ART 430 ADVANCED SCULPTURE I

An advanced exploration of the expressive possibilities of individual sculptural direction. Students collaborate with the instructor to plan a suitable and particular direction of study. Prerequisite: ART 330.

ART 431 ADVANCED SCULPTURE II

An advanced exploration of the expressive possibilities of individual sculptural direction. Students collaborate with the instructor to plan a suitable and particular direction of study. Prerequisite: ART 430.

ART 432 ADVANCED SCULPTURE III

An advanced exploration of the expressive possibilities of individual sculptural direction. Students collaborate with the instructor to plan a suitable and particular direction of study. Prerequisite: ART 431.

ART 435 ADVANCED JEWELRY I

An advanced exploration of the expressive possibilities of individual jewelry direction. Students collaborate with the instructor to plan a suitable and particular direction for study. Prerequisite: ART 335.

ART 436 ADVANCED JEWELRY II

An advanced exploration of the expressive possibilities of individual jewelry direction. Students collaborate with the instructor to plan a suitable and particular direction for study. Prerequisite: ART 435.

ART 437 ADVANCED JEWELRY III

An advanced exploration of the expressive possibilities of individual jewelry direction. Students collaborate with the instructor to plan a suitable and particular direction for study. Prerequisite: ART 436.

ART 446 ADVANCED PHOTOGRAPHY I

An advanced exploration of the expressive possibilities of individual photography direction.Students collaborate with the instructor to plan a suitable and particular direction for study. Prerequisite: ART 346.

ART 447 ADVANCED PHOTOGRAPHY II

An advanced exploration of the expressive possibilities of individual photography direction. Students collaborate with the instructor to plan a suitable and particular direction for study. Prerequisite: ART 446.

ART 448 ADVANCED PHOTOGRAPHY III

An advanced exploration of the expressive possibilities of individual photography direction. Students collaborate with the instructor to plan a suitable and particular direction for study. Prerequisite: ART 447.

ART 457 ADVANCED PRINTMAKING I

An advanced exploration of the expressive possibilities of individual printmaking direction. Students collaborate with the instructor to plan a suitable and particular direction for study. Prerequisite: ART 357.

ART 458 ADVANCED PRINTMAKING II

An advanced exploration of the expressive possibilities of individual printmaking direction. Students collaborate with the instructor to plan a suitable and particular direction for study. Prerequisite: ART 457.

ART 459 ADVANCED PRINTMAKING III

An advanced exploration of the expressive possibilities of individual printmaking direction. Students collaborate with the instructor to plan a suitable and particular direction for study. Prerequisite: ART 458.

ART 470 ADV DESIGN ILLUSTRATION I

An advanced exploration of the expressive possibilities of individual graphic design direction.Students collaborate with the instructor to plan a suitable and particular direction of study. Prerequisite: ART 370.

ART 471 ADV DESIGN ILLUSTRATION II

An advanced exploration of the expressive possibilities of individual graphic design direction. Students collaborate with the instructor to plan a suitable and particular direction of study. Prerequisite: ART 470.

ART 472 ADV DESIGN ILLUSTRATION III

An advanced exploration of the expressive possibilities of individual graphic design direction. Students collaborate with the instructor to plan a suitable and particular direction of study. Prerequisite: ART 471.

ART 475 ADV MAGAZINE PRODUCTION I

An advanced integration of journalism and art course work into a study of magazine production. Faculty supervise students in design and production work leading to the publication of the Western Pathfinder Magazine, in both print and online versions. Prerequisite: ART 375 and instructor permission.

ART 476 ADV MAGAZINE PRODUCTION II

An advanced integration of journalism and art course work into a study of magazine production. Faculty supervise students in design and production work leading to the publication of the Western Pathfinder Magazine, in both print and online versions. Prerequisite: ART 475 and instructor permission.

ART 477 ADV MAGAZINE PRODUCTION III

An advanced integration of journalism and art course work into a study of magazine production.Faculty supervise students in design and production work leading to the publication of the Western Pathfinder Magazine, in both print and online versions. Prerequisite: ART 476 and instructor permission.

ART 480 ADVANCED PAINTING I

An advanced exploration of the expressive possibilities of individual painting direction.Students collaborate with the instructor to plan a suitable and particular direction for study. Prerequisites: ART 380.

ART 481 ADVANCED PAINTING II

An advanced exploration of the expressive possibilities of individual painting direction. Students collaborate with the instructor to plan a suitable and particular direction for study. Prerequisite: ART 480.

ART 482 ADVANCED PAINTING III

An advanced exploration of the expressive possibilities of individual painting direction.Students collaborate with the instructor to plan a suitable and particular direction for study. Prerequisite: ART 481.

ART 483 ADVANCED AIRBRUSH I

An advanced exploration of the expressive possibilities of individual airbrush direction. Students collaborate with the instructor to plan a suitable and particular direction of study. Prerequisite: ART 383.

ART 484 ADVANCED AIRBRUSH II

An advanced exploration of the expressive possibilities of individual airbrush direction.Students collaborate with the instructor to plan a suitable and particular direction of study. Prerequisite: ART 483.

ART 485 ADVANCED AIRBRUSH III

An advanced exploration of the expressive possibilities of individual airbrush direction.Students collaborate with the instructor to plan a suitable and particular direction of study. Prerequisite: ART 484.

ART 486 ADVANCED WATERCOLOR I

An advanced exploration of the expressive possibilities of individual watercolor direction.Students collaborate with the instructor to plan a suitable and particular direction for study. Prerequisites: ART 386.

ART 487 ADVANCED WATERCOLOR II

An advanced exploration of the expressive possibilities of individual watercolor direction. Students collaborate with the instructor to plan a suitable and particular direction for study. Prerequisite: ART 486.

ART 488 ADVANCED WATERCOLOR III

An advanced exploration of the expressive possibilities of individual watercolor direction. Students collaborate with the instructor to plan a suitable and particular direction for study. Prerequisite: ART 487.

ART 491 SEMINAR IN ART

An investigation and evaluation of contemporary topics in art. Students are exposed to artistic expression through visiting artist programs, exhibitions, and workshops. Students develop individual research topics. Prerequisites: B.F.A. candidate and senior standing.