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1301 Drawing I

Students  will  learn  basic  drawing  techniques  through  depicting  a  variety of  subjects  in  various  media.  Meets  5  studio  hours  a  week.  Fee.  (Fall, Spring, Summer)

1311 Two Dimensional Design

In this course students will examine elements of 2-D design, including the elements of art and the principles of organization, and practice in their use. Meets 5 studio hours a week. Fee. (Fall, Spring)

2301 Drawing II

Continuation of ARTS 1301. Meets 5 studio hours a week. Fee. Prerequisite: ARTS 1301. (Fall, Spring, Summer)

2311 Three Dimensional Design

In this course students will examine elements of 3-D design, including the ideas,  materials  and techniques related to sculpture,  and  the  practice  in their use. Meets 5 studio hours a week. Fee. Prerequisite: ARTS 1311 (Fall, Spring)

2320 Painting I

This  studio  course  investigates  the   potential  of  painting  media  for descriptive  and  expressive  possibilities.  Emphasis  will  be  placed  on  the development of fundamental techniques, color theory, composition, and thepromotion of critical thinking skills. Meets 5 studio hours a week. Fee. (Fall,
Spring, Summer)

2342 Ceramics I

In  this  course,  students  apply  design  in  the  ceramic  medium  and  learn basic  ceramic  skills  such  as  hand  building,  glazing,  and  the  rudiments  of wheel throwing. Meets 5 studio hours a week. Fee. (Fall, Spring)

2351 Printmaking I

In  this  course  students  will  learn  to  apply monotype, relief, and related printing techniques. Meets 5 studio hours a week. Fee. (Fall, Spring)

2357 Photography I

In this course, students apply the principles of design in black and white photography. Instruction in the use of film camera and darkroom equipment. Fee. May be taken as a CLST elective. (Fall, Spring)

2361 Sculpture I

Students  will  learn  basic sculptural techniques, concepts, and materials such as model making, plaster casting, carving, and wax casting. Students will also be introduced to the rudiments of welding. Meets 5 studio hours a week. Fee. (Fall, Spring)

3300 Color Theory for Artists

In this course students will examine the properties of color based on the research  of  Josef  Albers, including  the effects  of  light  on  color  perception, color  changes  as  determined  by  context,  color  intensity,  color's  spatial properties, deliberate color discord, and more.  Pre-requisite:  ARTS 1311.  Fee. (as needed)

3321 Painting II

Continuation of Painting I. Meets 5 studio hours a week. Fee. Prerequisite: ARTS 2320. (Spring, Summer)

3331 Ceramic Sculpture

This  course  allows  creative  exploration  of  the  clay  sculpture  techniques of coil, solid cutaway, slab, and casting.  Meets 5 studio hours a week.  May be  repeated  for  credit.  Fee.  Prerequisites:  ARTS  1301,  1311,  2301,  2311, or permission of instructor. (As needed)

3342 Ceramics II

This  course  places  special  emphasis  on  advanced  building  techniques,  more  complex throwing problems, advanced glazing techniques, and reduction firing of glazes using a gas kiln as well as electric kilns. Meets 5 studio hours a week. Fee. Prerequisite: ARTS 2342  (Fall, Spring)

3352 Printmaking II

Continuation   of   ARTS   2351   with   an   emphasis   on   intaglio   printing techniques.   Meets  5 studio hours a  week. Fee.  Prerequisite:  ARTS  2351. (Fall, Spring)

3358 Digital Photography

This course provides the student an opportunity to explore the contemporary  uses  of  digital  photography  and  PhotoShop in artistic and graphic design production. Meets 2-1/2 studio hours a week. Fee.  May be taken as a CLST elective. (Fall, Spring)

3360 Photography II: Documentary Photography

In this course students study and create photographs within the context  of  straight,  black-and-white  documentary  photography.  Included  in  the course are a consideration  of  the  difficulty  of  photographing  objectively,  a study of image  and  text  to  create  a  document,  and  an  investigation  of  the personal  document. Prerequisite:  ARTS  2357.  Meets  5  studio  hours  a week. Fee (Fall). May be taken as a Cultural Studies elective.

3361 Sculpture II

Students will  expand  on  an  accumulatedbase  of  sculptural  and  other artistic techniques through  additional  training  in  welding,  woodworking, casting, and  other complex  sculptural  methods  and  styles.  Meets  5  studio hours a week. Fee. Prerequisite: ARTS 2361 (Fall, Spring)

3365 Photography II: Directorial Photography

In  this  course  students  study  and  create  photographs  within  the  context of directorial photography. The Directorial Mode in photography, as defined by photo scholar A.D. Coleman,is that photographic approach in which the photographer acts as director to create  an  image  that  is  not  found  ready
made  in  the  real  world, and  would  not  have  existed  had  the  photographer not constructed/created it. Included in the course are a consideration of the history  of  the  Directorial  Mode  from  the  beginnings  of  photography  to  the present, and a creation of directorial images. These include still life, posed portraits, photographic assemblage/construction, and tableaux. Prerequisite: ARTS 2357. Meets 5 studio hours a week. Fee. (Spring) May be taken as a CLST elective.

3367 Landscape Photography

In  this course students  will study  and  create  landscape photographs. Students  will  work  with  the  instructor  in  the  classroom  setting  and  in  field experience  to gain  knowledge  of  photographic  traditions  in  the  landscape genre. Students  will study  the  photographic media and formats associated
with  landscape photography,  and  will  produce  a  portfolio  of  landscape photographs. Meets 5 studio hours a week plus outside assignments. May not be repeated for credit. Fee. (As needed)

3381 Creative Development in Art

This  course  studies  creative  art  activities,  materials,  guidance,  and motivation applicable to children's art. (As needed)

3382 Group Studio Management

In  this  course, students learn techniques,organization, materials, equipment, and guidance applicable to the management of adolescent and adult group studios. (As needed)

3383 Community Art Programs for Children

This course is an  internship in community  art programs. Prerequisites: ARTS  3381  and  Senior  standing  as an Art major as  well  as  permission  of instructor. (As needed)

3384 Community Art Programs for Adolescents and Adults

This  course  is  an  internship  in  community  art  programs.  Prerequisites: ARTS  3382  and  Senior  standing  as  an  Art  major  as  well  as  permission  of instructor. (As needed)

4320 Senior Studio

In  this  course  students  will  create  a  portfolio  in  a  single  discipline.  Students  will  work  individually  with  the  instructor  to  identify  their  discipline concentration and determine the number of works to be made. Class time will   consist   of   individual   critiques   of   the   work being made.  Fee.  
Prerequisite:  Senior standing as an Art major or minor.  (Fall)

4327 Advanced Projects in Painting

This course provides concentrated studio study with an emphasis on the pursuit and development  of a strong, personal  aesthetic statement  and  an individual   approach   to   the   use   of   the   medium   of   painting,   including experimentation  in  various  methods  of  paint  application.  5  studio  hours  a
week.  May  be  repeated  for  credit. Prerequisite:  ARTS  3321.  Fee.  (Fall, Spring, Summer)

4344 Advanced Projects in Ceramics

This  course  introduces  students  to  more  challenging  aesthetic  and decorative situations. The student will be encouraged to begin to develop a unique style, working with the instructor to learn the advanced skills needed to  accomplish  this.  5  studio  hours  a  week.  Fee.  Prerequisite:  ARTS  3342
(As needed) May be repeated for credit.

4355/4655 Museology

Students  experience working in museums under the  guidance  of  a museum staff   member  and   a   faculty   advisor. Six hours per week. (Museology may be taken for a total of six semester hours either as 4655 or taken twice as 4355). Prerequisites: Senior standing as an Art major with a minimum of 9 semester hours in Art History and permission of the Chair of the Art Department. (Fall, Spring)

4357 Advanced Projects in Photography

This course provides concentrated studio study with an emphasis on the pursuit and development of a strong, personal  aesthetic statement  and  an individual approach to the use of the medium, including experimentation in multiple  processes.  5  studio  hours  a  week.  May  be  repeated  for  credit.
Prerequisite: ARTS 3360 or ARTS 3365. Fee. (Fall, Spring)

4360 Art Photography: Manipulated Images

In  this  course students study and create  photographs  altered  by  hand manipulation.  This  course  will  consider  the  history  of  manipulated  images and the application of diverse techniques, including toning, selective toning, hand  coloring,  altering/scratching  the  negative, sequence  composites,  and cyanotypes. 5 studio hours a week. Fee. Prerequisite: ARTS 2357. May be taken as a CLST elective. (As needed)

4362 Advanced Projects in Sculpture

This course provides concentrated studio study with an emphasis on the pursuit and development  of a strong, personal  aesthetic statement  and  an individual approach to the use of the medium, including experimentation in multiple  processes.  Five  studio  hours  a  week.  May  be  repeated  for  credit.
Fee. Prerequisite: ARTS 3361 (As needed)

4365  Painting and Drawing the Human Figure

This advanced level course is designed to further strengthen painting and drawing skills. Emphasis is placed on the creative exploration of the human figure as subject matter. Five studio hours a week plus outside assignments. May be repeated for credit. Fee. (As needed)

4370 Advanced Projects in Drawing

Continuation of ARTS 2301 with more   emphasis on individual specialization. 5 studio  hours a week plus outside assignments.  May  be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: ARTS 2301. Fee. (Fall, Spring, Summer)

4371 Advanced Projects in Printmaking

This course provides concentrated studio study with an emphasis on the pursuit and development  of a strong, personal  aesthetic statement  and  an individual  approach  to  the  use  of  the  medium  of  printmaking,  including lithography and experimentation in various methods of printmaking. 5 studio
hours a week. May be repeated for credit.  Prerequisite:  ARTS  3352.  Fee. (Fall, Spring)

4380 Topics in Drawing

This course provides concentrated studio study on a topic in the discipline of drawing. Five studio hours per week plus outside assignments. May  be  repeated  for  credit  as  long  as  a  different  topic  is  addressed  each time. Fee. (As needed)

4382 Topics in Painting

This  course   provides  concentrated  studio study on a topic in the discipline of painting. Five studio hours per week plus outside assignments. May  be  repeated  for  credit as long as a different topic is addressed each time. Fee. (as needed)

4383 Topics in Printmaking

This  course  provides  concentrated  studio  study   on  a   topic  in   the discipline   of   printmaking.   Five   studio   hours   per   week   plus   outside assignments.  May  be  repeated  for  credit  as  long  as  a  different  topic  is addressed each time. Fee. (as needed)

4385 Topics in Photography

This  course   provides  concentrated  studio  study   on  a   topic  in   the discipline   of   photography.   Five   studio   hours   per   week   plus   outside assignments.  May  be  repeated  for  credit  as  long  as  a  different  topic  is addressed each time. Fee. (As needed)

4386 Topics in Ceramics

This  course   provides  concentrated  studio  study   on  a   topic  in   the discipline   of   ceramics.   Five   studio   hours   per   week   plus   outside assignments.  May  be  repeated  for  credit  as  long  as  a  different  topic  is addressed each time. Fee. (as needed)

4387  Topics in Sculpture

This  course   provides  concentrated  studio  study   on  a   topic  in   the discipline   of   sculpture.   Five   studio   hours   per   week   plus   outside assignments.  May  be  repeated  for  credit  as  long  as  a  different  topic  is addressed each time. Fee. (as needed)

4388 Internship in Photography

In this course students will acquire hands-on knowledge of professional photographic practices through internship with a professional photographer. Classes will take place at a photographic studio. Skills in the following topics will be refined: lighting, studio management, processing, printing, and digital photography. Six  hours per week. Prerequisites: ARTS 1311, ARTS 2357,ARTS 3358, ARTH 3357, ARTS 3360 or 3365, and permission of the Chair of the Art Department. (as needed)

4389 Internship in Art in the Non-Profit Sector

In  this  course  students  will  acquire  hands  on  knowledge  of  professional practices  in  the  art  sector  through  internship  with  an  arts  professional  at  a for-profit or non-profit arts institution under the guidance of a faculty advisor. This  course  will  provide  training  in  the  following  areas:  funding/finances, budgets,  and  grants  writing;  arts  marketing  and  PR;  curatorial  practices, programming  and  program  assessment;  exhibition  planning,  installation, and labeling.  Six hours per week. Prerequisites:  ARTH 2361, ARTH 2362, and  Senior  standing  as  an  art  major  as  well  as  permission  of  the  Chair  of the Art Department. (Fall, Spring)

4390 Senior Capstone

In this course students will create a portfolio in a single  discipline.  Students will work individually with the instructor to identify their discipline concentration and determine the number of works to be made.  Class time will  consist of individual critiques of the work being made.Fee. Prerequisite:  ARTS
4320  and  senior  standing  as  an  art  major  or  minor. (Spring)

4390H Honors Senior Capstone

This course requires students to study and critique exhibitions, examining the idea of the individual object, the object in series and in sequence.  Reading  and  writing  about  contemporary  art  as  well  as  participation  in  the art world through practical application are required.  The culmination of this
course  will  be  the  students'  background  research,  creation,  installation, exhibition  and  critique  of  their  own  artwork.Prerequisite:    ARTS  1301, 1311, 2301, 2311, 2361, 2362, and Senior standing as an Art major.  This course should  be  taken  during  the student's last year of undergraduate work. This course is restricted to students in the UIW Honors Program and is not repeatable for credit