ArtDuane Noblett, Head
Professors Calluori Holcombe, Hower, Ikeda, Noblett, and Pujol; Associate Professors Andrus, Brown, Culley, Schmidt, and Shang; Assistant Professors Bookwalter, Grame, Hunt, King, Nellis, Routson, and Webster; Emeriti: Professors Garzio, Kren, Larmer, Munce, and Sturr; Associate Professors Clore, Hill, Rex Replogle, Vogt, and Woodward; Assistant Professors Dollar, Love, Ogg, Renata Replogle, Swiler, O'Shea, and Winegardner; Instructor Hagan.
Bachelor of arts
Concentration possibilities are in one of the following: painting, printmaking, ceramics, sculpture, drawing, art history, metalsmithing and jewelry, graphic design, illustration, digital arts, and photography.
The bachelor of arts degree requires a minimum of 48 semester hours in art. The major requirements are as follows:
The bachelor of fine arts degree is a professionally oriented undergraduate degree in art. It is designed primarily for those planning to become professional artists, artist-teachers, or art therapists. Greater emphasis is placed on actual practice in the creative art disciplines.
The degree is considered the appropriate preparation for the master of fine arts degree, which is recognized as the terminal degree in studio arts, and for a master's degree in art therapy, which is required for registration as an art therapist. The B.F.A. in art is a four-year, 124-hour program with concentrations possible in painting, sculpture, ceramics, graphic design, printmaking, drawing, metalsmithing and jewelry, illustration, digital arts, pre-art therapy, and photography.
Concentration admission procedure
An additional review opportunity is allowed after an unsuccessful attempt to pass the concentration admission procedure. The second attempt must be made at the end of the semester following an unsuccessful effort to pass the concentration admission procedure. The second attempt may, if so requested, occur in an area different from the first unsuccessful attempt.
Students not successful in a second attempt to pass the concentration admission procedure will be advised to consider the BA degree in art. For complete details on the concentration admission procedure, students may get a copy of the requirements from the Department of Art advisor.
The major requirements are as follows:
ART 100. 2 Dimensional Design. (3) I, II, S. Introduction to and laboratory practice in the principles and elements of design. Emphasis is placed on organizational command of the two-dimensional picture plane and issues of illusion. Six hours lab.
ART 105. Art Careers Seminar. (1) I, II. Introduction to art concentrations and professions. Required of all art majors and must be completed prior to the concentrations admission review procedure.
ART 190. Drawing I. (3) I, II, S. Fundamentals of drawing as applied to the realistic and expressive representation of objects through the use of a variety of media and approaches. Six hour lab.
ART 193. Beach Museum Seminar and Contemporary Society. (3) I, II. An introduction to the Beach Museum as an example of the function of a museum in contemporary society. Lec.
ART 195. Survey of Art History I. (3) I. Historical development of art from pre-history through the Middle Ages.
ART 196. Survey of Art History II. (3) II. Historical development of art from the Renaissance to the nineteenth century.
ART 200. 3 Dimensional Design. (3) I, II, S. Introduction to and laboratory practice in the principals and element of design. Emphasis is place in the perceptions and use of spatial properties as related to components of three- dimensional art and design. Six hours lab.
ART 201. Visual Communication Foundation. (2) I, II. Introduction and studio practice in the area of visual communication. Emphasis is placed on advanced foundation design concepts relating to the organization of space. Typographic design concepts, color usage, image development, idea development, and creative problem solving will be emphasized in 2D and 3D problems. Pr.: Art major.
ART 220. Water Media I. (3) I, II. Introduction to painting with water-based media through a variety of techniques. Emphasis is placed on learning transparent watercolor. Six hours lab. Pr.: ART 100, 190.
ART 230. Sculpture I. (3) I, II. An introduction to the problems of sculptural form; fundamental techniques and theory in woodcarving, clay modeling, mold making, casting, oxy/acetylene welding, and metal casting. Six hours lab. Pr.: ART 200.
ART 235. Printmaking I. (3) I, II. Introduction to the intaglio, lithographic, relief, and serigraphic printmaking techniques and tools. Six hours lab. May be taken for four semesters. Pr.: ART 100, 190.
ART 265. Ceramics I. (3) I, II. Introduction to basic hand building techniques; decoration of ceramic forms using slips, stains, glazes. Student participation in Raku firing procedures; stacking and firing of electric kilns. Six hours lab. Pr.: ART 200.
ART 270. Metalsmithing and Jewelry. (3) I, II, S. Design and execution of small-scale, three-dimensional objects, involving the basic processes of raising, forging, and fabrication in semi-precious metals. The techniques of centrifugal and vacuum casting of precious metals will also be introduced as well as soldering and piercing. Six hours lab. Pr.: ART 200 or nonmajors consent of instructor.
ART 280. Art Education Seminar. (3) II. An introduction to concepts in art education. Research, literature, creativity, aesthetics, and the history of art education as they relate to teaching art. Six hours lab.
ART 285 Illustration I. (3) I, II, S. Exploration of various applied drawing/painting/collage techniques and how they relate to illustration and layout. Various traditional and digital media will be utilized. Six hours lab. Pr.: ART 201.
ART 290. Type and Design Principles. (3) I, II. Application of design and type principles to the development of letterforms and to principles of symbology. Selected topics in design, i.e., perception, figure/ground; shape, visual dynamics, Gestalt principle; fundamentals of the design process: research, thumbnails/roughs, comprehensive, presentation, paste-up, and digital fines. Six hours lab. Pr.: ART 201
ART 295. Photography in Art I. (3) I, II. Understanding and using photography as an art form. The basic elements and principles of art are explored. Camera usage and photographic processing are covered. An adjustable camera is required. Six hours lab. Pr.: ART 100, 190 or consent of instructor.
ART 298. Concentration Admission Procedure. (0) I, II. The preparation and display of a student's own creative work, upon completion of the Department of Art 24-credit-hour core. The concentration admission procedure occurs after student selection of an area of concentration within the BFA art major format and the attainment of a minimum GPA of 2.75 within the eight-studio-course core.
ART 300. Special Studies in Art. (1-3) I, II. Specialized workshops or seminars conducted in studio, art therapy, art education, or art history. Lec.
ART 301. Human Form and Composition. (3) Intersessions only. Building stylization and expressive image making of the human form with experimental methods: use of color, mono-print, mixed media. A connected and sustained studio time available during intersession only, providing students a working rhythm without interruption from other course work. Six hours lab. Pr.: ART 100, 190.
ART 305. Introduction to Museum Studies. (3) I, II. Fundamentals of museum work including specific museum functions, role of professional personnel, and proper care and handling of art works.
ART 376. Studio Art Exploration. (3) II. Studio experiences in a variety of media including printmaking, fibers, drawing, and sculpture. Art materials, techniques, and process are explored. Six hours lab. Pr.: ART 100, 190, and 200.
ART 399. Honors Seminar in Art. (3) Selected topics in art. Pr.: For students in the honors program only.
ART 400. Computer Imaging. (3) I, II, S. Exploration of computer imaging through the use of paint system and image processing technologies. Two hours lecture, four hours lab a week. Pr.: ART 200 and 210.
ART 405. Illustration II. (3) I, II. Advanced studio that explores various techniques in illustration in traditional and digital media. Six hours lab. Pr.: ART 285.
ART 410. BFA Exhibition or Portfolio Presentation. (0) I, II. Course builds an awareness of professional practices and emphasizes the production and exhibition of a final portfolio of the student's art work. Development of evaluative skills involved in the resolution and presentation of a body of individual work.
ART 425. Art for Elementary Schools. (3) I, II, S. Art methods, materials, and philosophy of children's art at different grade levels. Six hours lab.
ART 430. Independent StudyCeramics. (1-5) I, II, S. Work in ceramics after competency has been achieved. Personal development is emphasized.
ART 435. Independent StudyCrafts. (1-5) I, II, S. Work in crafts after competency has been achieved. Personal development is emphasized.
ART 440. Independent StudyDrawing. (1-5) I, II, S. Work in drawing after competency has been achieved. Personal development is emphasized.
ART 445. Independent StudyGraphic Design. (1-5) I, II, S. Work in graphic design after competency has been achieved. Personal development is emphasized.
ART 450. Independent StudyMetalsmithing and Jewelry. (1-5) I, II, S. Work in metalsmithing and jewelry after competency has been achieved. Personal development is emphasized.
ART 455. Independent StudyPainting. (1-5) I, II, S. Work in painting after competency has been achieved. Personal development is emphasized. Permission of instructor and painting area head required.
ART 460. Independent StudyPrintmaking. (1-5) I, II, S. Work in printmaking after competency has been achieved. Personal development is emphasized.
ART 465. Independent StudySculpture. (1-5) I, II, S. Work in sculpture after competency has been achieved. Personal development is emphasized.
ART 470. Independent StudyWater Color. (1-5) I, II, S. Work in water color after competency has been achieved. Personal development is emphasized.
ART 480. Independent Study/Research Computer Art and Design. (3) I, II, S. This course is intended to provide students an opportunity to focus on a specific visual project/problem that will be solved using computers to focus on as the primary tool/medium. Pr.: ART 400.
ART 560. Art for the Exceptional Individual. (3) I, II. Using art concepts and activities to meet the needs of the mentally deficient, physically impaired, or emotionally disturbed. Adaptation will be based upon art development of the intact individual. Three hours lec. Pr.: PSYCH 110. Same as EDCI 560.
ART 563. Photography in Art II. (3) Creative exploration of broad-based approaches to photographic images. Both camera and darkroom manipulations will be used in the process of image making. Six hours lab. May be repeated for credit. Pr.: ART 295.
ART 565. Ceramics II. (3) I, II. Advanced work on potter's wheel combined with hand-built forms. Consideration of simple kiln design, firing techniques, and procedures using various fuel burning kilns. Six hours lab. May be taken for four semesters. Pr.: ART 265.
ART 570. Mixed Media Painting Workshop. (3) I, II. Experimental approaches to painting within varied media. Focus on media, idea, and composition, using traditional painting materials, including assemblage. Six hours lab. Pr.: ART 245.
ART 572. 20th Century Formal Aspects of Painting. (3) I, II. Studio projects exploring objective to non-objective approaches. Includes historical sources of modern abstract painting including Fauvism, cubism, constructivism, expressionism with emphasis on development of American abstract expressionism. Pr.: ART 245.
ART 575. Graphic Design: The Digital Environment. (3) I, II, S. Development and preparation of design concepts for application in the digital environment. World Wide Web documents/publications. CD-ROM, disk, and other presentation/delivery formats. Select topics in design. Six hours lab. Pr.: ART 201 and 400.
ART 576. Advanced Typography. (3) I, II, S. Typographic theory and use exploring formal and informal structures with an analysis of historic styles from the Dadaists through current typographic concepts. Multi-page layouts emphasized. Six hours lab. Pr.: ART 201 and 290.
ART 577. Matrix Studio and Business Practices. (3) I, II, S. Students are selected by portfolio review, design projects are completed to client specifications. Professional design management, ethics, setting up a business, client/ designer relationships, contractual options, billing practices, and operating procedures will be covered. Six hours lab. May be repeated. Pr.: ART 576.
ART 580. Visual Communication Senior Studio. (3) I, II, S. Directed senior thesis project, portfolio, and resume preparation. Selected topics in design. Six hours lab. May be repeated once. Pr.: Instructor's permission, ART 576.
ART 582. Internships in Graphic Design. (1-3) I, II, S. The student works with the supervision of faculty and an appointed professional. Emphasis is on the development of approaches to problem solving and strengthening related skills in visual communications within a professional setting. May be repeated for up to 9 hours credit. Pr.: ART 575 and consent of instructor.
ART 590. Approaches to Art Therapy. (3) I, II, S. Supervised studies in research relating to the art therapy profession, its current developments, and goals. Pr.: ART 560 or junior standing in a program that emphasizes work with special population groups and consent of instructor.
ART 595. Independent Study in Art Therapy. (1-5) I, II, S. This course offers students who have fulfilled the full sequence of art therapy course work an opportunity for individual advanced study. Area of research to be selected by the student under the advisement of the instructor. Pr.: ART 560, 590 and consent of the instructor.
ART 602. 20th Century Art History III. (3) I, II. Art movements beginning with abstract expressionism and continuing through pop, op, minimal, and conceptual art movements up to 1980. Pr.: ART 195 or 196.
ART 603. 20th Century Art History IV. (3) I, II, S. The art movements of the 1980s beginning with photo-realism and continuing through pattern and decoration, new image art, neo-expressionism, and neo-abstraction. Pr.: ART 195 or 196.
ART 608. Special Studies in Art. (1-6) I, II. Specialized workshops or seminars conducted in studio, art therapy, art education, or art history. Pr.: Three credit hours in the relevant area.
ART 611. Digital Photography and Advanced Techniques. (3) I, II. Introduction to the principles and aesthetics of digital image processing as well as continued exploration of chemical photography techniques. May be repeated for credit. Pr.: ART 400 and 572.
ART 612. Renaissance Art History. (3) I, II. Renaissance art of northern and southern Europe in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, with a brief discussion of its fourteenth century origins. Pr.: ART 195 or ART 196.
ART 622. Baroque Art History. (3) I, II. The development of the baroque period in northern and southern Europe, from its beginnings in the early seventeenth century to the rococo style of the eighteenth century. Pr.: ART 195 or 196.
ART 628. Foreign Studies in Art History. (1-6) I, II, S. Participation in art history study abroad. Pr.: Three credit hours of art history and consent of instructor.
ART 630. Foreign Studies in Studio Art. (1-6) I, II, S. Participation in studio art study abroad. Pr.: Three credit hours of studio art and consent of instructor.
ART 632. The Development of American Art. (3) I, II. American art from the Colonial period to the beginnings of abstract expressionism in the early 1940s, with major emphasis on the late nineteenth and early twentieth century developments. Pr.: ART 195 or 196.
ART 662. Southwestern Indian Arts and Culture. (3) I, II. The development of southwestern Indian silversmithing, weaving, pottery, basketry, and painting from the prehistoric period through the twentieth century. Pr.: ART 195 or 196.
Undergraduate and graduate credit
ART 601. Graphic Design History/Theory/Criticism. (3) I, II. Significant works from late nineteenth century to the present to provide understanding of the development and character of graphic design, artists, and designers. Six hours lab. Pr.: ART 576.
ART 623. Advanced Concepts in Computer Art and Design. (3) I, II, S. Advanced level studio exploration of computers as a tool/medium for art disciplines. Two hours lec., four hours lab. a week. Pr.: ART 200, 400, and instructor permission.
ART 624. Photography Art Direction. (3) I, II. Relationship of photography to graphic design. Art direction of photographs, photograms, and related darkroom experimentation. Students must have a camera with adjustable shutter speeds and lens opening. Six hours lab. Pr.: ART 290.
ART 625. Independent Study-Art Education. (1-5) I, II, S. Work offered in art education after competency has been achieved. Personal development is emphasized. Pr.: Full sequence of courses related to art education subject matter.
ART 645. Sculpture II. (3) I, II. Emphasis on artistic development through exploratory experiences in the various media. Advanced woodworking processes, mold making, foundry techniques, and welding processes. Six hours lab. May be taken for four semesters. Pr.: ART 230.
ART 649. Painting Seminar. (3) I, II. Research, studio work, and discussion focusing on painting movements of the last decade. Emphasis on painting and related media as visual language. Includes lectures, assigned readings, research presentations, and critiques of visiting artists in addition to studio work. Pr.: ART 570 or 572 or 615.
ART 653. Senior Painting Studio. (3) I, II. Upper-level focus on the exploration of painting media for personal expression. Emphasis on producing a cohesive body of work in preparation for the BFA exhibition. Pr.: ART 650.
ART 655. Metalsmithing Techniques. (3) I, II. Surface embellishment, container construction of various techniques, linkage, and mechanical problems will be explored in addition to stone setting. Six hours lab. May be taken for three semesters. Pr.: ART 270.
ART 660. Sculpture III. (1-5) I, II. Continuation of Sculpture II. Further exploration of media and technique, emphasizing the development of individual direction and expression. Primarily for undergraduate sculpture majors. May be taken for four semesters. Pr.: ART 645.
ART 665. Ceramics III. (1-5) I, II. Individual exploration and further development of ceramic design and glaze technology; continuation of kiln design and construction. Six hours lab. May be taken for three semesters. Pr.: ART 565.
ART 675. History of Ceramics. (3) I, II. History and development of ceramics; study of the use of pottery and other aspects of ceramics from earliest known records to present day. Use of slides and other visual materials. Pr.: ART 195 or 196.
ART 680. Metals Workshop. (1-5) I, II. A number of metalsmithing techniques will be explored by the upper division student with emphasis on experimental problems and possibilities. The development of an individual point of view will predominate throughout the course. May be repeated twice. Pr.: ART 655.
ART 685. Advanced Independent Study Design. (Var.) I, II, S. Advanced work in design-related subjects. Pr.: Full sequence of courses related to problem subject matter.
ART 690. Techniques in Teaching Art. (Var.) I. Lectures and class discussion of methods, consideration of suitable laboratory equipment, use of illustrative material, and preparation of courses of study. Pr.: Twelve hours in art or consent of instructor.
ART 695. Topics in Art History. (Var.) I, II, S. Independent exploration in selected problems in art history. Pr.: Twelve hours art history.