Art Painting - Visual Studies (ARTPA_VS)

ARTPA_VS 1500: Introduction to Painting for Non-Majors

This course covers the basics of painting for non-School of Visual Studies majors. It offers an opportunity for students to work with some of the ideas, materials, and techniques of paint as visual language within a context of historical and contemporary painting. In addition to making, students engage in research as well as the critique process. Sections either in oil or acrylic; contact instructor. Expendable materials fee required.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: Restricted to NON-School of Visual Studies majors only
Recommended: ARTDR_VS 1050


ARTPA_VS 2500: Beginning Painting

Introduces primary techniques of painting. Emphasis on conceptualization of visual perception (understanding how we see) and the creative processes (understanding how we create). Sections either in oil or acrylic; contact instructor. Expendable material fee required.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: ARTDR_VS 1050 or instructor's consent


ARTPA_VS 3500: Intermediate Painting

This is course provides a bridge between beginning and advanced painting. Student work will build on the structured assignments in the beginning course (ARTPA_VS 2500) to the more self-directed work expected in advanced art courses. Students will develop skills and critical thinking around how to make paintings that are visually dynamic yet also conceptually interesting and innovative. This course begins the process of creating a cohesive project in painting and a body of work as a professional artist. May be repeated to 9 hours maximum. Expendable materials fee required.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: ARTPA_VS 2500


ARTPA_VS 4500: Advanced Painting: Portfolio

This course will provide an intensive experience in the development of a portfolio of artwork in painting. Students will explore the connections between their work and contemporary art. May be repeated to 15 hours maximum. Cross-listed with other advanced art classes so students may be working in a range of media. Expendable materials fee required.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: ARTPA_VS 3500


ARTPA_VS 4585: Problems in Painting

Problems in Painting. Enrollment limited to students who have taken ARTPA_VS 4500.

Credit Hour: 1-3
Prerequisites: Instructor consent


ARTPA_VS 7500: Graduate Painting

Advanced study. Emphasis on individual creative expression. May repeat to 18 hours maximum. Expendable materials fee required.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: graduate Art major


ARTPA_VS 7585: Problems in Painting

Independent studio practice including critical evaluation of student's creative work. Individual study in painting is to be proposed by the student and approved by the instructor. The student will meet on a regular basis with the instructor to review student progress. May be repeated for credit. Graded on A-F basis only.

Credit Hour: 1-3
Prerequisites: ARTPA_VS 7500 and instructor's consent required


ARTPA_VS 8500: Graduate Painting II

Continuation of ARTPA_VS 7500. Repeatable to 15 hours.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: ARTPA_VS 7500 or instructor's consent