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Art History

Art 100 Aspects of Art

3 credits

An introduction to ways of seeing and discussing art from around the world, including examples of painting, sculpture, prints, photography, architecture, and other historical and contemporary media. Content of the course at the discretion of the instructor. All sections share the goal of developing an understanding of the forms, techniques, and interpretations of works of art. Students may not register for this course if they have previously taken a college-level art history course.

Visual resource fee.

5/21-7/232544TR5:00-7:30E 2203Garron

ART 210 History of Western Art I

3 credits
Considers major examples of painting, sculpture, and architecture in their historical and cultural context and suggests ways of understanding and responding to achievements in the visual arts. Western art from earliest civilization through late Gothic. May fulfill a general education requirement.
Visual resources fee.

6/11-8/531485Distance LearningTBAOnline3Darnell

ART 335 Asian Art: Japanese Art

3 credits
Introduction to the arts and culture of Japan, organized chronologically into thematic sections beginning with Neolithic pottery and ending with popular woodblock prints and modern transformations. Artistic and cultural achievements are examined in the context of Japanese literature, history, and religions. Topics include foreign influences, indigenous productions, and social networks and patronage. This course fulfills the Non-western distribution requirement for the Art History major and minor.
Prerequisite(s): Any 200-level art course, or ART 100 with junior/senior standing, or AET 155 and AET 156 , or permission of instructor.
Visual resources fee.    

6/11-8/531337Distance LearningTBAOnline3Wang


CER 220 Introductory Ceramics I

3 credits
Fundamental processes with equal emphasis on handbuilding and wheelthrowing. In handbuilding, the focus is on pinch, coil, and slab methods. In throwing, primary forms are explored. Basic glazing and firing techniques are also presented.
Laboratory fee.

07/09-08/1630608MTWR9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.mV CST 3Carnes

CER 348 Alternative Firings

3 credits
In this class, we will focus on firing methods such as pit firing, raku, and soda firing.  We will look into the construction of these different types of kilns and the materials and processes specific to them.   The goal will be to not only make work to fire in different ways, but to look at kiln design and surface quality to gain knowledge in the field and experiment with glaze and clay formulas.

Studio fee.

5/21-6/233701MTWRF9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.V CST3Dercole


ILS 334 Digital Painting for Backgrounds

3 credits
This studio course builds on the traditional foundation of perspective, lighting, and color theory and expands upon it in the digital format. It focuses on creating digital art for films, games, literature, and artistic expression in a “painterly” style. Utilizing industry standard software and hardware, the student will learn lighting and form rendering, advanced color theory, various rendering techniques and the design and development process for landscape and architectural environments as it pertains to the digital medium. Lectures and drawing will be a part of every class.
Prerequisite(s): Drawing for Illustration (ILS210) and Digital Illustration (ILS336) or permission of the instructor.
Studio fee.

6/4-6/1531728MTWRF9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.HJG E203D3Calabrese


Public Art 2

05/21-7/02 34195TBATBATBA2Staff

MFA Thesis Exhibit

05/21-07/02 34208TBATBATBA5Staff

MFA Thesis Written

05/21-07/02 34221TBATBATBA3Staff


PTG 336 Encaustic

3 credits                                                                                                                                                        This is a two-week intensive introduction to the art of Encaustic painting. This intermediate level painting course is an exploration of varied principles and techniques of working with pigmented wax as a method for making art. Students will be expected to already have a general working knowledge of painting and color mixing techniques. There will be daily discussions, demonstrations and Q&A sessions addressing historical and contemporary encaustic art with practical workshops applying these methods. Topics include safety issues, non-traditional tools for mark-making and application, experimentation, image transfer and collage, color and composition strategies, approaches to abstraction, the alchemy of the medium and it's manipulation.     Prerequisite(s): Any introductory painting course or permission of instructor.

Studio fee.

5/21-6/233714MTWRF9:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m.V2343Kennedy


PHO 335 (Experimental Color Photography)

3 credits

This intensive class will explore and emphasize the possibilities of experimentation in color photography. Course content will focus on unique prints with options including: chemigrams, cameraless prints, fusing analog and digital formats, and more.

Prerequisite: PHO 220 or permission of instructor   Studio fee $100

6/4 -6/1533961MTWRF9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. V1233Calafiore


SCL 360 Introduction to Hot Glass

3 credits
An introductory course in glass fabrication emphasizing a variety of techniques that may include slumping, fusing, casting and glass blowing.
Prerequisite(s): Any introductory ceramics or sculpture course or permission of instructor.
Studio fee.

5/21-6/231726MTWRF9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.V SBL3Bursuker