Sep 18, 2020  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    
2018-2019 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of Art


Chair: Professor Stephens.

Professors M. Bennett, Graffeo, Meyer, Wacker, Williams; Associate Professors J. Bennett, Lee, Somers, Willett; Assistant Professors Walsh, Young; Instructor Foster.

Department Contact

Scott Stephens, Chair
Bloch Hall
(205) 665-6400
stephens@montevallo.edu

Mission

The mission of the Department of Art of the University of Montevallo is to educate professional artists, to provide training in art for future art educators, and to enrich the liberal arts experience of the campus through courses and programs open to the university community.

Majors

The Department of Art offers the Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) degree in Art , the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Art , and the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Art .

Minors

Minors are offered in Art  and Art History . Details about the Arts Administration Minor  are available under Department of Theatre. Details about the Game Studies and Design Minor  are available under the Department of Biology, Chemistry, and Mathematics.

Internships

Internship credit is available for supervised work experience in graphic design, as well as many art-related fields, including graphic design, museums, galleries and photography studios.

Art Education

Students who wish to teach art in the public schools should complete the B.F.A. (recommended), B.A., or B.S. degree in Art. Certification is earned at the graduate level in the Alternative Master’s Degree Program. For information, contact the College of Education.

General Education

ART 100 , 218 , or 219  may be selected to fulfill the Humanities and Fine Arts requirement; the Fine Arts requirement must be in a fine arts other than visual arts to earn credit in the major.

ART 250  and 255  may be selected to fulfill the Personal Development option and earn credit in the major, as well.

Advanced Placement

Students who qualify for Advanced Placement (AP) credit in Studio Art and scored a 3 or better in the National Portfolio Review receive 3 art elective credit hours. Students who scored a 4 or better on the AP test in Art History receive 3-6 credit hours for ART 218  and/or 219 .

Students with exceptional studio preparation may request waiver of specific required foundations courses. Submission of a portfolio demonstrating competence in the full scope of course objectives is required. When a portfolio is favorably reviewed, required courses may be waived without earning credit. Course credit must be earned in elective courses or as assigned by the department chair. Portfolio review requests should be made well prior to registration.

Credit and Time Requirements

Three-credit-hour lecture classes in art meet for three hours per week for a 15-week semester, with the expectation that six hours of time outside of class per week will be used by students for preparation. Three-credit-hour studio classes meet for six hours per week for a 15-week semester, with the expectation that students will spend a minimum of six hours outside of class per week for preparation. Summer sessions maintain the same number of total class meeting and outside working times.

Transfer Credits

Transfer credits in the art major are approved by the Department of Art and may require the presentation of completed coursework and/or syllabus for evaluation. At least one half of the art major must be completed at UM.

Reproduction Rights

The Department of Art reserves the right to retain examples of student work for instructional purposes. The Department of Art reserves the right to reproduce examples of student artwork in its web page and any other promotional materials the department produces or approves.

Courses in Art

Programs

Courses

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    ART 100 - Art Awareness


    3 credit hours
    General Education Course
    Introduction to the visual arts, taking a topical rather than a historical approach. Examines the nature, structure, and criticism of visual arts.
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    ART 101 - Drawing for Non-Majors


    3 credit hours
    Principles, materials, techniques, and concepts of drawing. Emphasis on line, value, form, and composition through exercises in rendering still-life, natural objects, and some perspective. Non-majors only.
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    ART 112 - Drawing I


    3 credit hours
    Principles, materials, techniques, and concepts of drawing. Emphasis on line, value, form, and composition through exercises in rendering still-life, natural objects, and some perspective. Required of all studio majors.
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    ART 113 - Drawing II


    3 credit hours
    A continuation of techniques and concepts of drawing from ART 112 , including media exploration and color drawing materials. Subjects include still-life, photographic material, landscape, and figure. Required of all studio majors. Prerequisite(s): ART 112 .
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    ART 122 - Two-Dimensional Design and Color


    3 credit hours
    Introduction to creative process, composition, color theory, and practice through a variety of two dimensional exercises. Required of all studio majors.
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    ART 132 - Three-Dimensional Design/Tools & Materials


    3 credit hours
    Theory, tools, materials, and processes used in the production of three-dimensional forms. Required of all studio majors.
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    ART 218 - History of Art I


    3 credit hours
    General Education Course
    Survey of the history of art from Ancient through Medieval periods. Required of all Art majors. Sophomore standing or above.
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    ART 219 - History of Art II


    3 credit hours
    General Education Course
    Survey of the history of art from Renaissance through Contemporary periods. Required of all Art majors. Sophomore standing or above.
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    ART 224 - Introduction to Ceramics


    3 credit hours
    Introduction to the major ceramics processes and firing techniques. Emphasis on wheel throwing with a survey of off-wheel approaches (mold making, extrusion, hand building). Prerequisite(s): For majors: ART 132 .
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    ART 227 - Special Studies


    1-3 credit hours
    Variable credit for major department trips. Journal and other special projects required. Consent of instructor required.
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    ART 228 - Introduction to Painting


    3 credit hours
    Introduction to oil painting. Still-life subjects and a variety of techniques introduce descriptive painting. Prerequisite(s): ART 112  and 122 .
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    ART 230 - Introduction to Printmaking


    3 credit hours
    Methods and materials of printmaking, with emphasis on monotype, relief, and intaglio techniques. Prerequisite(s): ART 112  and 122 .
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    ART 242 - Introduction to Photography


    3 credit hours
    Basic 35mm camera operation, black-and-white film processing and printing. Students will need a manual 35mm camera with light meter.
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    ART 250 - Introduction to New Media


    3 credit hours
    General Education Course
    Exploration of solutions to problems in visual art using various imaging, animation, and multimedia software. Students use the computer to explore new possibilities of electronic media and art. Prerequisite(s): ART 112  and 122 .
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    ART 255 - Introduction to Graphic Design


    3 credit hours
    General Education Course
    Fundamental investigation of graphic design principles, tools, methods, and processes, with an emphasis on technical skills. Prerequisite(s): ART 112  and 122 .
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    ART 270 - Introduction to Sculpture


    3 credit hours
    Introduction to materials and processes used in the production of sculpture. Prerequisite(s): ART 132 .
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    ART 291 - B.F.A. Foundation Seminar


    1 credit hour
    Introduction to professional practices in art and assessment of student’s overall progress in the B.F.A. degree program through workshops, assignments, and the B.F.A. Foundation Portfolio Review. Normally taken during the second semester of the sophomore year. Prerequisite(s) with concurrency allowed: ​ ART 112 , 113 , 122 , 132 , 218 , 219 , and two introductory studios.
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    ART 300 - Graphic Design: Typography


    3 credit hours
    Investigation of fundamental to advanced aspects of typographic design, including letterforms legibility, grid systems, hierarchical and expressive typographic structures, exploring traditional and non-traditional forms. Prerequisite(s): ART 255 .
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    ART 301 - History of Ancient Art


    3 credit hours
    History of art and architecture produced in ancient Greece and Rome. Prerequisite(s): ART 218  or consent of instructor.
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    ART 302 - History of Medieval Art


    3 credit hours
    History of art and architecture produced in western Europe from the 5th through the 14th centuries, with emphasis on the Romanesque and Gothic periods. Prerequisite(s): ART 218  or consent of instructor.
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    ART 305 - History of 17th- and 18th-Century Art


    3 credit hours
    History of art and architecture produced in Europe during the 17th and 18th centuries, with an emphasis on painting and sculpture. Prerequisite(s): ART 219  or consent of instructor.
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    ART 306 - History of 19th-Century Art


    3 credit hours
    History of art and architecture produced in Europe and America during the 19th century, with an emphasis on painting and sculpture. Prerequisite(s): ART 219  or consent of instructor.
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    ART 307 - History of Modern Art, 1860-1945


    3 credit hours
    History of art and architecture in Europe and America produced from 1860-1945, with an emphasis on Modern movements in the 20th century. Prerequisite(s): ART 219  or consent of instructor.
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    ART 308 - History of Art 1945-2000


    3 credit hours
    History of art and architecture produced from 1945-2000, with an emphasis on the transition from the Modern to Postmodern periods. Prerequisite(s): ART 219  or consent of instructor.
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    ART 313 - Advanced Drawing: Series


    3 credit hours
    In this advanced drawing course students will complete a group of drawings united in theme or approach. Students will develop skills relating to narrative and non-narrative structure in their work using a variety of media. Prerequisite(s): ART 113  and 122 .
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    ART 314 - Advanced Drawing: The Human Figure


    3 credit hours
    Advanced study of the human figure, with an emphasis on color and expressive composition. Offered on a rotating basis with other 300/400-level drawing courses. Prerequisite(s): ART 113  and ART 122 .
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    ART 315 - Advanced Drawing: Narrative Drawing


    3 credit hours
    In this course students will explore the concept of narrative drawing, using a variety of drawing media, such as charcoal, graphite, pastel, colored pencil, ink, and watercolor. Projects will include themes such as symbolism, book arts, storytelling, metaphor, literature, and non-linear narrative. Prerequisite(s): ART 113  and 122 .
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    ART 322 - Ceramics: Atmosphere Firing


    3 credit hours
    Exploration of the techniques and materials of wood, salt, and other atmosphere firings used in the finishing of ceramic ware. Prerequisite(s): ART 224 .
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    ART 324 - Ceramics: Mold-making


    3 credit hours
    Single and multi-piece molds and creative applications of casting multiples. Prerequisite(s): ART 224 .
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    ART 325 - Ceramics: Wheel-throwing


    3 credit hours
    Use of wheel-throwing techniques in the creation of large-scale, functional, and sculptural forms. Prerequisite(s): ART 224 .
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    ART 326 - Special Topics


    3 credit hours
    The Art Department occasionally offers courses on special topics or processes in order to provide students an opportunity to work in areas not included in the regular curriculum. Consent of instructor required.
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    ART 327 - Special Topics in Art History


    1-3 credit hours
    The Art Department occasionally offers courses on special topics in art history in order to provide students an opportunity to work in areas not included in the regular curriculum. Consent of instructor required.
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    ART 328 - Figure Painting


    3 credit hours
    Figure painting, including work from live models and photographic sources. Prerequisite(s): ART 228 .
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    ART 330 - Printmaking: Intaglio


    3 credit hours
    Concentration on copper plate etching, including color and photomechanical techniques. Advanced printmaking classes may be taken in any order. Prerequisite(s): ART 230 .
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    ART 331 - Printmaking: Screen Printing


    3 credit hours
    Concentration on screen printing using color, direct stencil, and photomechanical techniques. Advanced printmaking classes may be taken in any order. Prerequisite(s): ART 230 .
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    ART 350 - Graphic Design: Symbology


    3 credit hours
    Analysis of signs, symbols, and images to design a visual identity system, which involves logos, trademarks, corporate identity, and signage influence by social, cultural, environmental, and technological factors. Prerequisite(s): ART 255 .
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    ART 355 - Graphic Design: Multimedia


    3 credit hours
    Designing for the web as an effective communication vehicle, providing visual aesthetic, user-friendly, informational, and functional elements to convey information. Prerequisite(s): ART 255 .
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    ART 356 - Graphic Design: Publication Design


    3 credit hours
    Designing fundamental methods of typographical layout, editing images, space, and structure. Examining different styles, techniques, and images related to the book cover, magazine, editorial, catalogue, newspaper, and bookbinding. Prerequisite(s): ART 255 .
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    ART 361 - New Media: Animation


    3 credit hours
    Introduction to the basic principles of animation. Scripting and storyboarding will be an important foundation for continuing work in animation. Currently available software will be used to develop animation for the Web, and for creative art. Prerequisite(s): ART 250 .
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    ART 362 - New Media: Web Media


    3 credit hours
    Introduction to the theory and practice of art on the Internet. Critically examines the World Wide Web in its application as a digital arts exhibition space, design lab, and communication tool. Not only provides technical information, but also helps frame the Internet as a conceptual forum with historical, philosophical, and aesthetic roots. Prerequisite(s): ART 250 .
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    ART 363 - New Media: Digital Video


    3 credit hours
    Strategies and basic skills for visual and audio production of time-based cinemas. Structural, experimental, improvisational, image and audio processing, and event-oriented approaches are explored in conjunction with instruction in the use of digital and analog equipment. Prerequisite(s): ART 250 .
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    ART 375 - Sculpture: Environmental


    3 credit hours
    Production of environmental, site specific, and temporary sculptural installations and objects using raw materials and low-tech processes. Prerequisite(s): ART 270 .
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    ART 391 - B.F.A. Concentration Seminar


    1 credit hour
    Continuation of professional practices in art and assessment of student’s overall progress in the B.F.A. degree program through workshops, assignments, and the B.F.A. Concentration Portfolio Review. Normally taken during the second semester of the junior year after. Prerequisite(s): ART 291  and completion of, or current enrollment in, 18 credit hours of studio and art-history classes, including at least two classes in the concentration.
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    ART 394 - Photography: Advanced Black-and-White


    3 credit hours
    Advanced control with black-and-white photography. Emphasis on developing technical skill and personal direction in image making. Prerequisite(s): ART 242 .
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    ART 396 - Advanced Drawing: Illustration


    3 credit hours
    Illustrative and narrative drawing; includes both black-and-white and color drawing media. Prerequisite(s): ART 113  and 122 .
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    ART 399 - Water-Based Media


    3 credit hours
    Exploration of various water-based media. A variety of drawing and painting processes will be used; focus in drawing or painting is possible. Prerequisite(s): ART 228 .
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    ART 400 - Graphic Design: History and Application


    3 credit hours
    Understanding graphic design as affected by social, political, international, and technological developments. Emphasis on developing visual arts and design in association with historical research. Prerequisite(s): ART 255 .
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    ART 402 - History of Italian Renaissance Art


    3 credit hours
    History of painting, sculpture, and architecture produced in Italy from the early to high Renaissance. Prerequisite(s): ART 218  or consent of instructor.
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    ART 403 - Contemporary Art


    3 credit hours
    Exploration of production, theory, and criticism of Contemporary Art. Prerequisite(s): ART 219  or consent of instructor.
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    ART 405 - Art and the Environment


    3 credit hours
    Exploration of the pictorial development of landscape and the development of new approaches to art during times of growing awareness of ecology and sustainability. Prerequisite(s): ART 219 .
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    ART 406 - History of Photography


    3 credit hours
    Survey of the history of photography and contemporary criticism.
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    ART 408 - Directed Research in Art History


    1-3 credit hours
    Reading and research under direction and supervision of appropriate art history faculty. Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor.
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    ART 410 - Mixed Media


    3 credit hours
    Exploration of experimental and alternative media, techniques, and processes. Course content varies. Course may be repeated for credit by permission. Prerequisite(s): ART 112  and 122 .
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    ART 414 - Advanced Drawing: Materials and Concepts


    3 credit hours
    Traditional and alternative technical and conceptual problems in drawing, with emphasis on individual, creative approaches to the assignments, extensive planning and development, technical proficiency in execution, and thoughtful, articulate, critical evaluation. Prerequisite(s): ART 113  and 122 .
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    ART 416 - Advanced Drawing: Color


    3 credit hours
    An advanced-level drawing course that focuses on color drawing media such as pastel, colored pencil, and ink. Prerequisite(s): ART 113  and 122 .
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    ART 417 - Advanced Drawing: Large Format


    3 credit hours
    In this advanced drawing course students will explore drawing issues related to scale, such as the relationship with the viewer and the power of life-size and larger imagery. A variety of materials and techniques will be explored. Prerequisite(s): ART 113  and 122 .
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    ART 424 - Ceramics: Hand-building


    3 credit hours
    Use of coil, slab, extrusion, and wheel-generated forms as raw materials for assembly. Prerequisite(s): ART 224 .
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    ART 425 - Ceramics: Alternative Approaches


    3 credit hours
    Land art, performance, conceptual, clay in combination with other materials (both virtual and actual). Prerequisite(s): ART 224 .
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    ART 428 - Painting Material and Techniques


    3 credit hours
    The emphasis is to explore different painting techniques and concepts, and alternative painting surfaces. More independence is expected of the students. Prerequisite(s): ART 228 .
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    ART 429 - Narrative Painting


    3 credit hours
    Exploration of narrative, symbol, and metaphor as subjects in painting. Prerequisite(s): ART 228 .
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    ART 430 - Printmaking: Lithography


    3 credit hours
    Concentration on direct lithography from plates and/or stones, including color and photomechanical techniques. Advanced printmaking courses may be taken in any order. Prerequisite(s): ART 230 .
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    ART 431 - Printmaking: Relief


    3 credit hours
    Concentration on relief printing, including color, large format, and non-traditional materials. Advanced printmaking courses may be taken in any order. Prerequisite(s): ART 230 .
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    ART 432 - Photo-Etching


    3 credit hours
    Concentration on the photo-etching printing technique using photopolymer plates and ink-jet transparencies from traditional and digital photographs and drawings.
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    ART 444 - Studio Photography


    3 credit hours
    Introduction to the equipment and processes of controlled lighting techniques, large-format camera, and color. Prerequisite(s): ART 242 .
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    ART 445 - Photography: Alternative Processes


    3 credit hours
    Exploration of non-silver and experimental photographic processes. Prerequisite(s): ART 242 .
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    ART 446 - Photography: Historic Processes


    3 credit hours
    Exploration of gum bichromate, cyanotype, van Dyke brown, and other contact printing processes. Prerequisite(s): ART 242 .
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    ART 447 - Photography: Documentary


    3 credit hours
    A seminar and studio course that presents traditions and techniques in documentary photography with use of the film and digital camera to explore cultural and personal themes. Prerequisite(s): ART 242 .
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    ART 450 - Graphic Design: Information Design


    3 credit hours
    Designing visual presentation of statistical and quantified information, such as narratives, graphs, charts, diagrams, maps, and data to express meaning in graphic and typographic messages. Prerequisite(s): ART 255 .
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    ART 451 - Graphic Design: Product and Packaging Design


    3 credit hours
    An exploration of the materials, processes and functions of packaging design, focusing on the fundamentals of packaging design history, the relation of 2D design to 3D forms, and marketing. Prerequisite(s): ART 255 .
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    ART 460 - New Media: 3-D Animation


    3 credit hours
    Using 3-D computer graphics techniques, students gain proficiency in virtual modeling, lighting, and shading techniques as they are applied to computer animation. Basic computer skills expected. Prerequisite(s): ART 250 .
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    ART 461 - New Media: Digital Printing


    3 credit hours
    Exploration of the aesthetic possibilities of digital imaging and various approaches to creative multimedia printing using multiple modes of print production and dissemination. Prerequisite(s): ART 250 .
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    ART 462 - Community Art


    3 credit hours
    Focuses on art that has a direct impact upon the community. Students will collaborate with community partners on murals, sculpture gardens, community gardens and other community projects. (Cross-listed with ES 410 ).
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    ART 470 - Sculpture: Metal Casting


    3 credit hours
    Tools, materials, and processes used in the production of cast-metal sculpture. The course includes mold making and the casting of bronze and aluminum. Prerequisite(s): ART 270 .
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    ART 471 - Sculpture: Stone Carving


    3 credit hours
    Tools, materials, and techniques used in the production of stone carving. Prerequisite(s): ART 270 .
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    ART 475 - Public Sculpture: Design, Fabrication, and Installation


    3 credit hours
    Exploring the public art process from design approval to installation. Prerequisite(s): ART 270 .
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    ART 476 - Sculpture: Sheet-Metal Fabrication


    3 credit hours
    Tools, materials, and processes used in production of steel sculptures. Prerequisite(s): ART 270 .
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    ART 480 - Performance and Installation Art


    3 credit hours
    Students create individual and group performances and installations. Major artists and trends in performance and installation art are studied and discussed. Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor.
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    ART 491 - B.F.A. Exhibition Seminar


    2 credit hours
    Final class in the professional practices of art and assessment of student’s overall performance in the B.F.A. degree program through workshops, assignments, and the B.F.A. Exhibition Review. Normally taken during the final semester of the senior year. Prerequisite(s): ART 391  and completion of, or current enrollment in, all studio coursework including six classes in the concentration.
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    ART 492 - Portfolio


    3 credit hours
    Development of a specific body of advanced studio work to demonstrate a mature approach to studio art. Students focus on preparing work applicable to the respective professions or to graduate school. Course may be repeated for credit as topic changes. Prerequisite(s): This course should typically be the last taken in a studio concentration. Faculty consultation and approval required.
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    ART 493 - Internship


    3 credit hours
    Supervised, off-campus work experience for the purpose of gaining professional knowledge, skills, and attitudes in graphic design and/or photography. A daily journal is required. Prerequisite(s): Faculty consultation and approval the semester prior to the internship.
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    ART 494 - BA/BS Art Seminar


    1 credit hour
    A professional development class to serve as the capstone class for the BA/BS Art major degree. It is designed to introduce and reinforce the professional practices of art and is required for the degree. Usually taken in the senior year. Restricted to BA or BS art majors with senior status.