Art-General (ART_GNRL)

ART_GNRL 1010: Introduction to Art

Basic practice in drawing, painting, design. Exploratory course for beginners.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: Restricted to Non-majors only


ART_GNRL 1020: Appreciation of Art

Illustrated discussion with examples from varied historic and contemporary art fields on nature of art, functions, methods of creative expression. One section is writing intensive each semester and the other is NON writing intensive each semester.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: ENGLSH 1000 may be required on some sections


ART_GNRL 1030: Basic 2-D Design

Basic study of line, shape and texture; their use and control according to the basic variables and the principles of design. Two dimensional exercises employing a variety of tools and materials.

Credit Hours: 3


ART_GNRL 1040: Basic 3-D Design

A foundational course designed to familiarize students with the elements and principles of three-dimensional design as well as some of the materials, tools, processes and techniques used in the creation of sculptural art. Study and development of formal aesthetic ideas, conceptual vocabulary and technical skills is emphasized. Expendable materials fee required.

Credit Hours: 3


ART_GNRL 2000: Color Theory

An investigation of various color systems and their application to art.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: ART_GNRL 1030


ART_GNRL 2001: Topics in Art

Special studies in studio art; covers subjects not included in regularly offered courses. Topics course are repeatable for up to 6 credits per individual topic.

Credit Hour: 1-3
Prerequisites: instructor's consent


ART_GNRL 2001H: Topics in Art - Honors

Special studies in studio art; covers subjects not included in regularly offered courses. Topics courses are repeatable for up to 6 credits per individual topic. Enrollment limited to students with Honors Eligibility.

Credit Hour: 1-3
Prerequisites: instructor's consent


ART_GNRL 2005: Topics in Art - Humanities

Special studies in studio art; covers subjects not included in regularly offered courses. Topics courses are repeatable for up to six credits per individual topic.

Credit Hour: 1-3
Prerequisites: Instructor's consent


ART_GNRL 2005H: Topics in Art - Humanities - Honors

Special studies in studio art; covers subjects not included in regularly offered courses. Topics courses are repeatable for up to six credits per individual topic. Enrollment limited to students with Honors Eligibility.

Credit Hour: 1-3
Prerequisites: instructor's consent


ART_GNRL 2020: International Summer Study Abroad

A four-week study abroad in studio art with required participation in scheduled excursions to art-related sites. Students create original art for review at schedule critiques in 1) Florence, Italy and surrounding cities, or 2) The Netherlands and Belgium. May be repeated once for credit.

Credit Hours: 4


ART_GNRL 2030: Context and Culture

The purpose of this course is to give journalism students a framework for engaging with the visual arts, with a focus on the 20th century and today. Our goal is to conduct a foundation for thinking, talking and writing about the visual arts, especially works and movements that might be challenging for the novice to understand.

Credit Hours: 3


ART_GNRL 2030H: Context and Culture - Honors

The purpose of this course is to give journalism students a framework for engaging with the visual arts, with a focus on the 20th century and today. Our goal is to conduct a foundation for thinking, talking and writing about the visual arts, especially works and movements that might be challenging for the novice to understand.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: Honors eligibility required


ART_GNRL 3001: Topics in Art

Special studies in studio art; covers subjects not included in regularly offered courses. Topics courses are repeatable for up to 6 credits per individual topic. Enrollment limited to students with junior standing.

Credit Hour: 1-3
Prerequisites: instructor's consent


ART_GNRL 3001H: Topics in Art - Honors

Special studies in studio art; covers subjects not included in regularly offered courses. Topics courses are repeatable for up to 6 credits per individual topic. Enrollment limited to students with Honors Eligibility.

Credit Hour: 1-3
Prerequisites: instructor's consent


ART_GNRL 3005: Topics in Art - Humanities

Special studies in studio art; covers subjects not included in regularly offered courses. Topics courses are repeatable for up to six credits per individual topic.

Credit Hour: 1-3
Prerequisites: Instructor's consent


ART_GNRL 3005H: Topics in Art - Humanities Honors

Special studies in studio art; covers subjects not included in regularly offered courses. Topics courses are repeatable for up to six credits per individual topic. Enrollment limited to students with Honors Eligibility.

Credit Hour: 1-3
Prerequisites: instructor's consent


ART_GNRL 3020: International Summer Study Abroad

A four-week study abroad in studio art with required participation in scheduled excursions to art-related sites. Students create original art for review at scheduled critiques in 1) Florence, Italy and surrounding cities, or 2) The Netherlands and Belgium. May be repeated once for credit.

Credit Hours: 4
Prerequisites: instructor's consent


ART_GNRL 3030: Undergraduate Internship in Art

Special learning situations not covered by coursework. Credit standards pre-arranged with dept. Limit on total hours of problems courses applies. Enrollment limited to Art and Art Education majors with Junior Standing.

Credit Hour: 1-3
Prerequisites: departmental consent


ART_GNRL 4001: Topics in Art

Special studies in studio art; covers subjects not included in regularly offered courses. Topics courses are repeatable for up to 6 credits per individual topic.

Credit Hour: 1-3
Prerequisites: instructor's consent


ART_GNRL 4001H: Topics in Art - Honors

Special studies in studio art; covers subjects not included in regularly offered courses. Topics courses are repeatable for up to 6 credits per individual topic. Enrollment limited to students with Honors Eligibility.

Credit Hour: 1-3
Prerequisites: instructor's consent


ART_GNRL 4005: Topics in Art - Humanities

Special studies in studio art; covers subjects not included in regularly offered courses. Topics courses are repeatable for up to six credits per individual topic.

Credit Hour: 1-3
Prerequisites: Instructor's consent


ART_GNRL 4005H: Topics in Art - Humanities Honors

Special studies in studio art; covers subjects not included in regularly offered courses. Topics courses are repeatable for up to six credits per individual topic. Enrollment limited to students with Honors Eligibility.

Credit Hour: 1-3
Prerequisites: instructor's consent


ART_GNRL 4030: Video Art and the Moving Image

(same as FILM_S 4030; cross-leveled with ART_GNRL 7030). Video as a fine art form intersection sculpture, performing arts, doc filmmaking, pop culture and the Internet. Theoretical and historical knowledge is integrated with studio practice. Students create video works in Final Cut Pro demonstrating technical ability and aesthetic vision. May be repeated for credit.

Credit Hours: 3


ART_GNRL 4040: 2-D Portfolio Development

This course will provide an intensive experience in the development of a portfolio of personal work outside the traditional media boundaries. Students will explore media relevant to their particular needs and begin to explore the connections between their work and contemporary art and culture through readings, discussions and critiques. Expendable Materials Fee Required. May be repeated t 6 credits. Enrollment limited to students with Junior Standing. Recommended: 3000-level or above course in one of the following media areas: Drawing, Painting or Printmaking.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: instructor's consent required


ART_GNRL 4050: Performance Art

(cross-leveled with ART_GNRL 7050). This studio art course will survey the practices in Performance Art and its intersections with visual and media-based art, experimental theater, music and dance. Modules will include performance and: the object, the mediatized body, culture and alternative spaces. Graded on A-F basis only.

Credit Hours: 3


ART_GNRL 4975: Senior Seminar in Art

A capstone course for the undergraduate art degree with emphasis on the production of a written statement relating to the students' visual research.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: senior standing and ENGLSH 1000


ART_GNRL 4976: Design - Senior Seminar

Capstone for undergraduate art students who are interested in graphic design. Emphasis placed on research and writing about the theory and practice of design. All students will participate in a final, formal portfolio review with outside evaluators.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: senior standing and ENGLSH 1000


ART_GNRL 7000: Graduate Art - Studio Practice and Critique

Art studio practice emphasis on individual creative expression. Course may be repeated for up to 15 credit hours. Expendable materials fee required. Graded on A-F basis only. Prerequisites: Graduate Art Major

Credit Hours: 3


ART_GNRL 7001: Topics in Art

Special studies in studio art at the graduate level; covers subjects not included in regularly offered courses. Graded on A-F basis only.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: instructor's consent


ART_GNRL 7005: Topics in Art - Humanities

Special studies in graduate level studio art; covers subjects not included in regularly offered courses. Topics courses are repeatable for up to 6 credits per individual topics.

Credit Hour: 1-3
Prerequisites: instructor's consent


ART_GNRL 7020: International Summer Study Abroad

A four-week study abroad in studio art with required participation in scheduled excursions to art-related sites. Students create original art for review at scheduled critiques in 1) Florence, Italy and surrounding cities, or 2) The Netherlands and Belgium. May be repeated for credit.

Credit Hours: 4


ART_GNRL 7030: Video Art and the Moving Image

(cross-leveled with ART_GNRL 4030). Video as a fine art form intersecting sculpture, performing arts, doc filmmaking, pop culture and the Internet. Theoretical and historical knowledge is integrated with studio practice. Students create video works in final Cut Pro demonstrating technical ability and aesthetic vision. May be repeated for credit.

Credit Hours: 3


ART_GNRL 7050: Performance Art

(cross-leveled with ART_GNRL 4050) This studio art course will survey the practices and theory in Performance Art, its trends intersecting with visual and media-based art, experimental theater, music, and dance. Often a non-interpretative performance genre, Performance Art blurs the edges between art and life, performer/s and audience, with the lived experience and the body's relationship to environment and time as a continuous undercurrent. In this course we will look at several areas in which performance is engaged: performance and the object, performance and the mediatized body, performance and language and performance and alternative environments. These will be considered via the spectrum of practice from private ritual to public presentation and the possibilities of solo and collaborative work. Studio and theoretical explorations will be conducted through presentations, performance exercises and projects, readings, discussion and critique. Graded on A-F basis only.

Credit Hours: 3


ART_GNRL 7085: Problems in Art

Individual study in a subject area to be proposed by the student and approved by the instructor. The student will meet periodically on a regular basis with the instructor to review progress on the work assigned. May be repeated for credit. Graded on A-F basis only.

Credit Hour: 1-3
Prerequisites: for students with strong preparation in Art; departmental consent


ART_GNRL 8000: Graduate Art - Advanced Studio Practice and Critique

Continuation of ART_GNRL 7000. Art studio practice with emphasis on individual creative expression. Course may be repeated for up to 15 credit hours. Expendable materials fee required. Graded on A-F basis only. Prerequisites: Graduate Art Major

Credit Hours: 3


ART_GNRL 8001: Topics in Art

Special studies in graduate level studio art; covers subjects not included in regularly offered courses. Topics courses are repeatable for up to 6 credits per individual topic.

Credit Hour: 1-3
Prerequisites: instructor's consent


ART_GNRL 8005: Topics in Art - Humanities

Special studies in graduate level studio art; covers subjects not included in regularly offered courses. Topics courses are repeatable for up to 6 credits per individual topic.

Credit Hour: 1-3
Prerequisites: instructor's consent


ART_GNRL 8020: International Summer Study Abroad

A four week study abroad in studio art with required participation in scheduled excursion to art-related sites. Students create original art for review at schedule critiques in 1) Florence, Italy and surrounding cities, or 2) The Netherlands and Belgium. May be repeated once for credit. Graded on A-F basis only.

Credit Hours: 4


ART_GNRL 8070: Graduate Art - Theory and Context

Contextualizing artwork in culture, history, and theory. May be repeated up to 18 hours for credit. Graded on A-F basis only

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: Graduate Art standing


ART_GNRL 8090: MFA Thesis Exhibition Documentation

Preparation of materials deemed necessary to document in a permanent form the thesis exhibition. Credit will be granted upon the satisfactory completion of the document, which will be retained by the Department of Art. Required of all MFA candidates. Graded on S/U basis only.

Credit Hour: 1


ART_GNRL 9010: Graduate Studio Seminar

Practical and philosophical concerns of the visual artist. Mandated for all MFA candidates.

Credit Hour: 1