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Art

ARTS 1301 - Drawing I (3 credits)

Variety of drawing techniques using various media. Emphasis on sharpening skills of perception and developing sensitivity to materials and techniques as they apply to varied drawing media. Open to non-art majors. Studio course with outside assignments. (TCCN: ARTS 1316) Fee: $20. Offered: Fall, Spring.

ARTS 1313 - Design I (3 credits)

Introduction to two-dimensional design. Students propose and implement projects to develop ideas, problem-solving skills, craftsmanship, presentation skills and understanding of design concepts. Open to non-art majors. Studio course with outside assignments. Fee: $20. Offered: Fall, Spring.

ARTS 1361 - Art Appreciation (3 credits)

Introduction exploring the elements of visual language, their nature, functions and principles for use in painting, sculpture, architecture and other forms of visual art. Includes development and application of critical thinking skills. Open to non-majors. Fee: $10. (TCCN: ARTS 1301).

ARTS 2190-2690 - Selected Issues in Art (1-6 credits)

Introduction to specialized topic(s) chosen by instructor. May be repeated for credit when topics vary. May have lab fee, depending on course content. Fee: $10.

ARTS 2301 - Drawing II (3 credits)

Continuation of ARTS 1301, with emphasis on sharpening skills of perception and developing sensitivity to materials and techniques as they apply to varied drawing media. Prerequisite: ARTS 1301 or equivalent. Fee $20.

ARTS 2313 - Design II-Color Theory (3 credits)

In-depth examination, analysis and application of color theories, color uses and practices for the arts professional. Open to non-art majors. Studio course with outside assignments. Fee: $20. Offered: Spring.

ARTS 2314 - Ceramics I (3 credits)

Introduction to a variety of ceramic building processes. Explores glazing, firing and finishing techniques. Examines some of the elements and principles of three-dimensional design. May be used as a nonliterary art form. (TCCN ARTS 2346) Fee: $20. Offered: Spring.

ARTS 2315 - Digital Imaging I (3 credits)

Introduction to digital imaging: techniques to capture, manipulate and produce digital images as a form of artistic expression. Studio course with outside assignments. Same as CISS 2315. Prerequisite: CISS 1310 or equivalent. Fee: $20.

ARTS 2322 - Watercolor (3 credits)

Introduction to various watercolor mediums and techniques. Studio course with assignments. May be used as a nonliterary art form. Fee: $10.

ARTS 2350 - Photography I (3 credits)

Introduction to black and white photography, including the processing of negatives, darkroom printing and an introduction to digital photography. 35mm SLR camera required. Lecture hours and three arranged studio hours per week. May be used as a nonliterary art form. Same as COMM 2351. (TCCN ARTS 2356) Fee: $35. Offered: Fall.

ARTS 2360 - History of Women in Art (3 credits)

Examination of women's contributions in the visual arts, within various world cultures and throughout history. Emphasis on 19th, 20th and 21st century artistic developments. Recommended for students in all disciplines. May be used in as a nonliterary art form. Same as WMST 2360. Fee: $10. Offered: Spring of odd-numbered years.

ARTS 2361 - History of Art (3 credits)

The arts as expression of social, religious, economic, philosophical and political dimensions of various cultures and periods. Recommended for students in all disciplines.[TCCN: ARTS 1303] Fee: $10. Offered: Fall.

ARTS 2363 - Introduction To Film (3 credits)

Same as DRAM 2310.

ARTS 3301 - Drawing III (3 credits)

In-depth examination of the drawing media, principles and practices for the arts professional regarding 20th and 21st century approaches to works on paper. Open to non-art major and non-art minors on a pass/fail basis only. Studio course with outside assignments. Prerequisites: ARTS 1301 and ARTS 2301. Fee: $20.

ARTS 3313 - Design III 3-D Design (3 credits)

In-depth examination of three-dimensional design theories, elements, principles and practices for the arts professional. Open to non-art majors and non-art minors on a pass-fail basis only. Studio course with outside assignments. Prerequisites: ARTS 1313 and ARTS 2313. Fee: $20.

ARTS 3314 - Ceramics II (3 credits)

Continuation of ARTS 2314, with emphasis on developing personal expression in a selected ceramics technique. Prerequisite: ARTS 2314 or equivalent. Fee: $20. Offered: Spring.

ARTS 3315 - Digital Imaging II (3 credits)

Further investigation of selected digital imaging techniques necessary to produce advanced digital images. Practical methods to develop artistic expression. Studio course with outside assignments. Same as CISS 3315. Prerequisite: ARTS 2315 or equivalent. Fee: $20.

ARTS 3322 - Painting I (3 credits)

Introduction to oil painting techniques. Studio course with outside assignments. Open to non-art majors and non-art minors on Pass/Fail only. Fee: $20. Offered: Fall.

ARTS 3331 - Sculpture I (3 credits)

Three dimensional form in selected media. Studio course with outside assignments. Open to non-art majors and non-art minors on Pass/Fail only. Fee: $20. Offered: Fall.

ARTS 3341 - Graphics (3 credits)

Study of the typography, layout and production process used in print and multimedia. Same as COMM 3341. Fee: $25.

ARTS 3350 - Photography II (3 credits)

Advanced study of black and white techniques. Exploration of alternative photographic processes. Emphasis on digital photography. 35mm SLR camera required. Lecture and arranged studio hours. Prerequisite: ARTS 2350 or equivalent. Fee: $35.

ARTS 3351 - Printmaking I (3 credits)

Basic techniques in the major printmaking processes. Studio course with outside assignments. Open to non-art majors and non-art minors on Pass/Fail only. Fee: $25. Offered: Spring.

ARTS 3361 - Mexican American Visual Art (3 credits)

Foundations of Mexican American art with emphasis on the Chicano art movement and the influences of other political and cultural factors. Same as MAST 3361. Fee: $20. Offered: Spring of even-numbered years.

ARTS 3365 - Narrative and Sequential Art Practice (3 credits)

Studio and lecture course examining cutting-edge theories, technologies and practices in narrative and sequential art. Open to non-art majors and non-art minors on a pass/fail basis only. Will utilize new technologies. Prerequisite: ARTS 1301. Fee: $20. Offered: Fall.

ARTS 3370 - Self-Portraiture in the 21st Century (3 credits)

Advanced studio and lecture course examining cutting-edge theories, technologies and practices as they are applied to the tradition of the artist's self-portrait. Open to non-art majors and non-art minors on a pass/fail basis only. Will utilize new technologies. Prerequisite: ARTS 2315. Fee: $20. Offered: Spring.

ARTS 3383 - Teaching Art (3 credits)

Art activities and methods which will provide potential teachers with creative and aesthetic experiences for elementary and secondary level students. Studio course with practicum. Fee: $20.

ARTS 4170-4370 - Selected Issues: New Media (1-3 credits)

Advanced studio and lecture course examining cutting-edge theories, technologies and practices in the professional art world. Open to non-art majors and non-art minors on a pass/fail basis only. Utilizes new technologies. May be repeated when media changes. Prerequisite: ARTS 2315. Fee: $20. Offered: Fall, Spring.

ARTS 4301 - Drawing IV (3 credits)

Continuation of in-depth examination of the drawing media, principles and practices for the arts professional regarding 20th and 21st century approaches to works on paper as begun in ARTS 3301. Open to non-art majors and non-art minors on a pass/fail basis only. Studio course with outside assignments. Prerequisites: ARTS 1301, ARTS 2301 and ARTS 3301. Fee: $30.

ARTS 4322 - Painting II (3 credits)

Continuation of ARTS 3322. In-depth examination of what painting means in the 21st century. Studio course with outside assignments. Prerequisite: ARTS 3322 or equivalent. Fee: $20. Offered: Spring.

ARTS 4331 - Sculpture II (3 credits)

Continuation of ARTS 3331, with emphasis on developing personal expression in selected medium. Studio course with outside assignments. Prerequisite: Art 3331 or equivalent. Fee $25. Offered: Fall.

ARTS 4341 - Desktop Publishing (3 credits)

Same as COMM 4341 and CISS 4341.

ARTS 4351 - Printmaking II (3 credits)

Exploration of techniques in selected printmaking processes. Studio course with outside assignments. Prerequisite: ARTS 3351 or equivalent. Fee: $25.

ARTS 4361 - History of Modern Art (3 credits)

Major trends in the visual arts from the 19th century to the present. Recommended for students in all disciplines. Fee: $10. Offered: Spring.

ARTS 5171-5671 - Problems in Art (1-6 credits)

Independent study of course work in any area within the art program. May be repeated for credit when topics vary. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Fee: $10, if taken as a studio course.

ARTS 5370 - Senior Exhibit (3 credits)

Student will coordinate, present, and document their Senior Art Exhibit. In addition, they will produce a professional portfolio, resume, and an academically sound paper addressing contemporary art-making practices regarding the work in their exhibit. Prerequisite: Final semester art major.