Courses (Art History, Studio Art and Media Arts)

ART - Art History (ARTH)

  • ARTH B105 - HISTORY OF WESTERN ART I (3). Survey of the major monuments and trends in the history of painting, sculpture and architecture from prehistory to the Middle Ages.
  • ARTH B106 - HISTORY OF WESTERN ART II (3). Survey of the major monuments and trends in the history of painting, sculpture and architecture from the Early Renaissance to Contemporary.
  • ARTH B201 – HISTORY OF ANIMATION IN THE US (3). {§ MART B201} A survey of popular animation in the United States, from early 20th century film to contemporary digital media, with an introduction to animation techniques using computer software.
  • ARTH B315 - HISTORY OF MEDIEVAL ART (3). A survey of architecture, painting and sculpture in Europe during the Middle Ages.
  • ARTH B320 - HISTORY OF ITALIAN RENAISSANCE ART (3). The origins and development of Renaissance painting, sculpture and architecture in Italy during the 15th and 16th centuries.
  • ARTH B335 - HISTORY OF 20TH CENTURY ART (3). A survey of architecture, painting and sculpture in the 20th century.
  • ARTH B390 - TOPICS IN ART HISTORY (3). Topic title varies.
  • ARTH B399 - INDEPENDENT STUDY (3-9). ^ (Prerequisite: Contract approval is required.)

ART - Studio Art (ARTS)

  • ARTS 101 – STUDIO ARTS FOR NON MAJORS (3). Topics will focus on the introduction of approaches to art making which include traditional and non-traditional methods and techniques.
  • ARTS 103 - 2-DIMENSIONAL DESIGN (3). Introduction to visual thinking and principles of two-dimensional design.
  • ARTS 104 - 3-DIMENSIONAL DESIGN (3). Introduction to the principles of three-dimensional design regarding, concepts, materials and spatial arrangement.
  • ARTS 111 - DRAWING I (3). Introduction to the materials and basic techniques of drawing.
  • ARTS 210 - PAINTING I (3). (Prereq: ARTS 103, 111, or consent of instructor) An introduction to painting that covers materials, techniques and related historical influences on the medium.
  • ARTS 212 - DRAWING II (3). (Prereq: ARTS 111) This course offers further development of skills in observation; composition, drawing techniques, and language to students who have completed ARTS B111 or equivalent. 
  • ARTS 215 - PRINTMAKING I (3). (Prereq: ARTS 111 or consent of instructor) An introductory course in printmaking with emphasis on relief processes.
  • ARTS 220 – CERAMICS I (3). (Prereq: ARTS 104 or consent of instructor) An introduction to the materials and techniques of ceramics focused on hand-building with an introduction to wheel throwing.
  • ARTS 225 - SCULPTURE I (3). (Prereq: ARTS 104 or consent of instructor) An introductory course in the concepts, materials and techniques of sculpture.
  • ARTS B245 – GRAPHIC DESIGN I (3). (Prerequisite: ARTS B102 and B103) The basics of visual communication, including formal issues, fundamental communication principles, image development, and relevant digital applications.
  • ARTS B246 – GRAPHIC DESIGN II (3). (Prerequisite: ARTS B245) Digital production studio techniques for graphic design with a focus on typography and word/image relationships. Additional emphases includes: design issues, fundamental communication principles, image
  • development, and relevant digital application.
  • ARTS 262 – DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY I (3).  An introduction to the use of the DSLR camera and software manipulation. Manual camera use and creative expression will be the focus aside from historical references pertaining to traditional and digital photography.
  • ARTS 310 - PAINTING II (3). (Prereq: ARTS 210) A continued exploration of the materials and techniques of painting with emphasis on individual creative expression.
  • ARTS 311 - PAINTING III (3). (Prereq: ARTS 310) Further development of technical and creative expression.
  • ARTS 315 - PRINTMAKING II (3). (Prereq: ARTS 215) Relief in Intaglio techniques, include the execution of these original works in these media.
  • ARTS 316 - PRINTMAKING III (3). (Prereq: ARTS 315) Intaglio and lithography techniques including the execution of original works in these media.
  • ARTS 320 – CERAMICS II (3). (Prereq: ARTS 220) The execution of ceramic forms with a focus on wheel throwing, firing, and glazes. Additional emphases include design, critical evaluation of  form, and advancement of technical skill.
  • ARTS 321 – CERAMICS III (3). (Prereq: ARTS 320) The execution of ceramic forms with a concentration on hand-building techniques, and the formulation of glazes and clay bodies.
  • ARTS 325 - SCULPTURE II (3). (Prereq: ARTS 225) A further study of various three-dimensional medias incorporating emerging technologies and advanced practices in sculpture.
  • ARTS 326 - SCULPTURE III (3). (Prereq: ARTS 325) A further study of various three-dimensional medias incorporating emerging technologies and advanced practices in sculpture.
  • ARTS 330 - DRAWING III (3). (Prereq: ARTS 111, or consent of instructor) Enhancing graphic richness in drawings with intellectual and visual perception as content.
  • ARTS 363 – DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY II (3). (Prereq: ARTS 262)  Building on the foundation of ARTS B262, the photographic image is further explored in the form of time-based and alternative concepts of photography.
  • ARTS 364 – DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY III (3). (Prereq: ARTS 363) A more experimental approach to the photographic image. Non-traditional processes and concepts will be explored, with the further development of personal expression related to the image.
  • ARTS 390 – DIRECTED STUDIO ART INTERNSHIP (3). (Prereq: minimum 2.5 GPA, 24 hours of ARTS credits, and approved contract with the internship supervisor) Supervised professional experience working within an arts business. A contract approved by the instructor, advisor and department chair is required for undergraduate students. Minimum of 150 service hours required.
  • ARTS 395 - TOPICS IN STUDIO ART (3). Topic varies within traditional and non- traditional studio art disciplines.
  • ARTS 399 - INDEPENDENT STUDY (3-9). (Prereq: consent of instructor and department chair) Contract approval by instructor, advisor, Department Chair and Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs is required.
  • ARTS 412 - ADVANCED PAINTING (3). (Prereq: ARTS 311) An advanced opportunity to develop according own interests. Can be repeated for a total of 6 credit hours.
  • ARTS 417 - ADVANCED PRINTMAKING (3). (Prereq: ARTS 415) The processes and materials of making fine prints. Can be repeated for a total of 6 credit hours.
  • ARTS 420 - ADVANCED CERAMICS (3). (Prereq: ARTS 321) Further development of throwing and hand-building skills. Introduction to kiln firing and continued glaze and clay experimentation. Can be repeated for a total of 6 credit hours.
  • ARTS 427 - ADVANCED SCULPTURE (3). (Prereq: ARTS 326) This course will focus on individual development in the form of sculpture. Can be repeated for a total of 6 credit hours.
  • ARTS 464 – ADVANCED DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY (3). (Prereq: ARTS 463) This course will focus on individual development in form of photography. Can be repeated for a total of 6 credit hours.
  • ARTS 470 - ADVANCED DRAWING (3). (Prereq: ARTS 331) Execution of advanced techniques in drawing utilizing emerging and contemporary practices. Emphasis on personal expression. 
  • ARTS 485 - SENIOR EXHIBITION (3).  A capstone course that focuses on a group exhibition that includes, artist: biography, resume, and statement with an online portfolio documenting the exhibition and other support materials.  All Art Majors are required to register for the Senior Exhibition in their senior year.

MART - Media Art (MART)

  • MART B102 – MEDIA DESIGN (3). Fundamental conceptual and technical aspects of designing popular media, including an introduction to digital compositing, time-based media, and interactive media.
  • MART B145 – DIGITAL IMAGING (3). (Prerequisite: MART B102 or permission of instructor.) Foundations class on the aesthetic and communicative elements of digital image production, including 2D computer graphics, 3D motion graphics, and coding for media designers.
  • MART B201 – HISTORY OF ANIMATION IN THE US (3). {§ ARTH B201} A survey of popular animation in the United States, from early 20th century film to contemporary digital media, with an introduction to animation techniques using computer software.
  • MART B210 – DIGITAL ANIMATION 1 (3). (Prerequisite: MART B145 or permission of instructor.) Introduction to the theory and practice of using computer software to create animated digital media, including 3D character animation.
  • MART B250 – BROADCAST DESIGN 1 (3). (Prerequisite: MART B145 or permission of instructor) Introduction to the design and production of media for documentary
    style broadcasting, including storyboarding, virtual sets, digital cinematography, video editing, and motion graphics.

  • MART B281 – VIDEO GAME DESIGN 1 (3). (Prerequisite: MART B145 or consent of instructor) Introduction to the theory and practice of using computer software to design interactive digital media, including a first-person 3D video game.

  • MART B310 – DIGITAL ANIMATION 2 (3). (Prerequisite: MART B210) Intermediate project-based course on a specialized aspect of digital animation production, including 3D modeling, character animation, or special effects.

  • MART B350 – BROADCAST DESIGN 2 (3). (Prerequisite: MART B250) Intermediate course on a specialized aspect of designing digital media for a documentary style television broadcast, such as virtual sets, digital cinematography, 3D motion graphics, or special effects.

  • MART B375 - DIGITAL FABRICATION (3). (Prerequisite: MART B145 or permission of instructor) An introduction to emerging technologies relating to rapid prototyping processes, this course focuses on three-dimensional printing and other computer controlled technologies pertaining to the design and fabrication of a sculptural object and/or design.

  • MART B381 - VIDEO GAME DESIGN 2 (3). (Prerequisite: MART B281) Intermediate project-based course on a specialized aspect of 3D video game production, including art assets, level design, or coding events.

  • MART B385 - EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES (3). (Prerequisite: MART B145 or permission by instructor) This course focuses on the use of hardware and software to create
    artwork that has elements of interactivity, time-based functionality and code manipulation. Other topics include: DIY movements, microprocessors, and installation art.

  • MART B410 - NARRATIVE MEDIA (3). (Prerequisite: MART B310 or permission by instructor) Advanced project-based course on telling a story through moving pictures, including taking a script through the 3D production process to a festival quality short animation.

  • MART B481 - PERFORMATIVE MEDIA (3). (Prerequisite: MART B381 or permission of instructor) Advanced project-based course on the design and practice of media performance, including the development of interactive virtual characters and environments for a live stage production.

  • MART B499 - INTERNSHIP IN MEDIA ARTS (1-3). (Prerequisite: MART B310 or B381 or permission of instructor) Supervised experience in media production facilities. Can be
    taken for 1-3 credits based on 50 contact hours per credit, and contract must be approved by instructor, advisor, and department head.