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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 the promotion 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 accumulated base 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