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Art (ART) Course Descriptions

ART 5153  Painting/Drawing
(0-6) 3 hours credit. Prerequisite: B.F.A. or equivalent.
The exploration of painting/drawing’s broad capacity for conceptual and formal inquiry. May be repeated for credit.

ART 5353  Printmaking
(0-6) 3 hours credit. Prerequisite: B.F.A. or equivalent.
Emphasis on intaglio, lithography, monotype, relief, and photo processes in black and white and color. Experimentation in processes and imagery is encouraged. May be repeated for credit.

ART 5453  Photography
(0-6) 3 hours credit. Prerequisite: B.F.A. or equivalent.
Emphasis on the medium as an art form, including black and white, color, non-silver and digital processes. May be repeated for credit.

ART 5553  Sculpture
(0-6) 3 hours credit. Prerequisite: B.F.A. or equivalent.
Emphasis on the creative development of sculptural ideas in a variety of materials and technical methods and approaches. May be repeated for credit.

ART 5753  Ceramics
(0-6) 3 hours credit. Prerequisite: B.F.A. or equivalent.
Emphasis on the discipline as an expressive art form, using a variety of technical processes and materials and approaches to ceramics. May be repeated for credit.

ART 5953  Video/Digital
(0-6) 3 hours credit. Prerequisite: B.F.A. or equivalent.
Investigation of concepts and forms through the integration of video and other digital media into fine arts practice using a variety of materials and methods. May be repeated for credit.

ART 6013  Practicum in the Visual Arts
3 hours credit. Prerequisites: Consent of instructor and approval of the Department Chair prior to the beginning of the practicum.
Students participate in projects on an individual basis. These may include community-oriented activities such as workshops for community centers, special art programs for public or private educational organizations, service projects for displays, murals and exhibitions for special environments, or supervised assistance in instructional activities. The instructor supervises and evaluates the student’s activities. May be repeated once for credit.

ART 6023  Graduate Studio Seminar
(0-6) 3 hours credit. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.
An organized class concerned with the exploration of current formal and conceptual problems in art through discussions, critiques, and work executed for the class in the student’s major field: painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, photography, ceramics or video/digital media. May be repeated for credit.

ART 6843  Master of Fine Arts Exhibition
3 hours credit. Prerequisite: Completion of studio course requirements in the major.
Concentrated studio activity in the major field of study emphasizing preparation of work for the required concluding M.F.A. exhibition, in consultation with the Graduate Advisor of Record and upon approval of the Graduate Program Committee in the program.

ART 6953  Independent Study
3 hours credit. Prerequisites: Graduate standing and permission in writing (form available in the Department office) of the instructor, the Graduate Advisor of Record (GAR), and the Department Chair.
Independent reading, research, discussion, and/or writing under the direction of a faculty member. For students desiring specialized work not normally or not often available as part of the regular course offerings. May be repeated for credit, but not more than 6 hours, regardless of discipline, will apply to the Master of Fine Arts degree.

ART 6973  Special Problems
(0-6) 3 hours credit. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
An organized course offering the opportunity for specialized study not normally or not often available as part of the regular course offerings. May be repeated for credit when topics vary, but not more than 6 hours, regardless of discipline, will apply to the Master of Fine Arts degree.

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