• Studio Courses

    1300 Introduction to the Visual Arts (3-3-0) [#] (Art Appreciation)
    Introductory course for developing understanding and attitudes in Art primarily through lectures, readings, reports and demonstrations. An insight into ways of approaching art works, basis for analysis and criticism, and functions of art in the environment. (Acceptable for fine arts credit in University Foundational Curriculum) Fall, Spring, Summer.

    1301 Drawing I (3-0-6)[#]
    Exploration of drawing media to develop perceptual skills and techniques based on the art elements.
    (Acceptable for fine arts credit in University Core Curriculum) Fall

    1302 Design I (3-0-6)[#]
    A basic study in line, shape, plane, volume, texture, value, color, and space using various media.
    (Acceptable for fine arts credit in University Core Curriculum) Fall

    1311 Drawing II (3-0-6)[#]
    Continuing development of drawing and perceptual skills with more emphasis on personal idea development.
    Prerequisite: ART 1301 or consent of instructor. Spring

    2099 (1-4 hours credit) Special Topics (Studio)
    Special topics in Art offered as needed.

    2301 Drawing III (3-0-6) [#] (Studio)
    Figure drawing. Continued emphasis on perceptual, organizational, and technical skills using the live human figure as a basis for artistic expression. May be repeated twice when studio problems vary.
    Prerequisite: Art 1301 or consent of instructor. Fall

    2302 3-D Design (3-0-6)[#] (Studio)
    Continuation of Design I with emphasis on three-dimensional concepts.
    Prerequisite: ART 1302 or consent of instructor. Spring

    2303 Computers and Art (3-1-3) (Studio)
    An introduction to the use of computers for art students who are preparing for professional art careers. Included are word processing and database techniques, use of the web, and introduction to desktop publishing software. (Acceptable for computer science credit in University Core Curriculum.) Spring and as needed.

    2306 Art History Survey I (3-3-0) [#]
    A survey of the major art forms of the prehistoric, ancient, classical and medieval worlds. Lectures with slides and readings. (Acceptable for fine arts credit in University Foundational Curriculum) Spring (odd years).

    2307 Art History Survey II (3-3-0) [#]
    A general survey of the art of the Italian and Northern Renaissance, Baroque, Rococo and nineteenth century art. Lectures with slides and readings. (Acceptable for fine arts credit in University Foundational Curriculum) Fall (odd years).

    2313 Oil Painting (3-0-6) (Studio) [#]
    An introduction of the basic skills of oil painting, including canvas construction and preparation, impasto and glazing techniques, and basic color theory.
    Prerequisite: ART 1301, 1302, or consent of instructor. Spring

    2314 Printmaking I (3-0-6) (Studio) [#]
    An introduction to relief and intaglio methods. Basic black/white and color techniques will be explored.
    Prerequisite: ART 1301, 1302, or consent of instructor.

    2315 Sculpture I (3-0-6) (Studio)
    Development of three-dimensional form structures studying continuation of line and planal changes.
    Prerequisite: ART 1301, 2302, or consent of instructor. Fall

    2317 Ceramics I (3-0-6) (Studio) [#]
    A basic course in the making of pottery. Emphasis on hand built as well as wheel-thrown pottery utilizing stoneware and raku clay bodies.
    (Acceptable for fine arts credit in University Core Curriculum) Fall, Spring

    2321 Introduction to Graphic Design [#]
    An introduction to the graphic design Field emphasizing both conceptual problem solving and technical software skills. Prerequisites: ART 1301, 1302, or consent of instructor. ART 2303 may be taken concurrently. Fall.

    2382 Fundamentals of Photography (3-1-3) (Studio) [#]
    A basic course in photography designed to teach the practical application of photographic processes and use of cameras. Laboratory work involves developing film, processing procedures for prints, and good composition in printing.
    (Acceptable for fine arts credit in HSU Core Curriculum) Fall and Spring

    3099 (1-4 hours credit) Special Topics (Studio)
    Special topics in Art offered as needed. Topics include: Intermediate Drawing, Intermediate Painting, Intermediate Sculpture, Intermediate Ceramics, Intermediate Printmaking, Intermediate Computer Graphics, Intermediate Photography.

    3301 Advanced Figure Drawing (3-0-6) (Studio)
    Advanced exploration of drawing the human figure using a variety of drawing media and expressionistic approaches. Conceptual development and personal statement will be stressed.
    Prerequisite: Art 2301 or consent of instructor. Fall.

    3311 Public School Art, Elementary (3-0-6) (Studio)
    Study and use of procedures for art in the elementary school, concentrating mainly on creative activities in various art media, motivational projects, and a study of general philosophies of art.
    Fall, Spring, Summer

    3312 Public School Art, Secondary (3-1-X) (Studio)
    Study and use of procedures for art in the secondary school, concentrating on creative activities in various art media and motivational projects. An in-depth look into the many aspects of art in the classroom (visual aids, observation, and philosophy of art.) Prerequisite: ART 3311 or consent of the instructor.

    3320 Photoshop for the Graphic Designer (3-1-3) (Studio)
    Principles and practices of digital image editing using Adobe Photoshop, with emphasis on commercial application. Prerequisite: ART 2303, 2321 or consent of instructor. Spring

    3322 Illustration (3-1-3) (Studio)
    Exploration of contemporary directions in illustration and experimentation with both natural and digital drawing and painting media.
    Prerequisite: ART 1301, 1302, or consent of instructor. ART 1311 and 3323 or 3333 recommended, and can be taken concurrently. Fall.

    3323 Acrylic Painting (3-0-6) (Studio)
    Introduction to basic skills of acrylic painting on a variety of painting surfaces. Conceptual development and personal expression will also be stressed through assigned problems.
    Prerequisite: Art 3313 or consent of instructor. Spring, even years.

    3324 Printmaking II (3-0-6) (Studio)
    An introduction to lithography and silkscreen printmaking methods. Basic b/w and color techniques will be explored.
    Prerequisite: ART 2314 or consent of instructor. Fall, Spring.

    3325 Sculpture II (3-0-6) (Studio)
    Study of animal, human, and free forms in stone.
    Prerequisite: ART 2315 or consent of instructor. Fall, Spring.

    3327 Ceramics II (3-0-6) (Studio)
    A continuation of the skills learned in Ceramics I. Utilization of stoneware, raku, and porcelain clay bodies.
    Prerequisite: ART 2317 or consent of instructor. Fall, Spring.

    3328 Art Photography (3-0-6) (Studio)
    A basic course in black and white photography with emphasis on both traditional silver processes and experimental/non-silver photographic techniques. Laboratory work involves developing film, processing procedures for prints, good composition in printing, and creative solution of assigned problems. Prerequisites: Art 2382 or consent of instructor.
    (Acceptable for fine arts credit in University Core Curriculum). Fall.

    3330 Computer Vector Animation (3-0-6) (Studio)
    A studio course based on concepts and techniques of basic vector animation production, including storyboards and character development. Emphasis on creating movement and expression utilizing traditional or electronically generated image sequences. Prerequisites: Art 1301, 1302, or consent of instructor. Spring, even years.

    3333 Watercolor Painting (3-0-6) (Studio)
    Introduction to basic skills of watercolor painting and other water-soluble media with emphasis on transparent techniques (including airbrush). Conceptual development and personal expression will also be stressed through assigned problems.
    Prerequisite: Art 1301, 1302 or consent of instructor. Spring, odd years.

    3334 Printmaking III (3-0-6) (Studio)
    A continuation of methods and techniques from Printmaking I and II with emphasis on development of concept and aesthetics. Prerequisite: ART 3324 or consent of instructor. Fall, Spring.

    3352 Typography and Brand Identity (3-0-6) (Studio)
    Advanced techniques in professional typography, brand identity and logo design. Comprehensive instruction in Adobe Illustrator.
    Prerequisites: ART 1301, 1302, 2303, 2321 or consent of instructor. Note: Art 2303 can be taken concurrently. Fall

    3385 Commercial Photography (3-0-6) (Studio)
    Teaches the use of medium and large format cameras along with the fundamental skills for black and white laboratory and field work.
    (Not acceptable for fine arts or humanities credit in HSU Foundational Curriculum)
    Prerequisite: Art 2382 or consent of instructor. Spring.

    4000 Senior Project (Studio)
    The Senior exhibition is a requirement planned and hung by the studio art candidate for the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. Graphic design candidates for the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Fine Arts degree are required to either present a senior exhibition or formally submit a Senior Portfolio to a committee consisting of art faculty and selected art professionals. The senior exhibition is optional for Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Behavioral Science degree candidates with an emphasis in studio art.
    Prerequisite: Senior classification. Fall, Spring.

    4099 (1-4 hours credit) Special Topics (Studio)
    Special topics in Art offered as needed. Topics include: Advanced Drawing, Advanced Painting, Advanced Sculpture, Advanced Ceramics, Advanced Printmaking, Advanced Computer Graphics, Art Education, Advanced Photography, and Art History Studies Abroad.

    4306 History of Modern Art (3-3-0)
    In-depth study of the stylistic trends, contextual history, aesthetic issues and evolving philosophies of the art of the western world from Post-Impressionism to 1960. Lectures with slides and readings. (Acceptable for fine arts credit in HSU Foundational Curriculum) Spring (even years).

    4307 History of Art Since 1960 (3-3-0)
    In-depth study of the stylistic trends, contextual history, aesthetic issues and evolving philosophies of the art of the western world from 1960 until the present. Lectures with slides and readings. Prerequisites: ART 4306 or consent of instructor. Fall (even years).

    4308 History of Graphic Design (3-3-0)
    Survey of the origins, evolution, and current development of the field of graphic design from pre-historical abstract symbols up to the present day. Lectures with slides and readings. Summer and as needed.

    4313 Advanced Painting (3-0-6) (Studio)
    Individual choice of painting media. Advanced study in methods of pictorial organization, presentation, and expressionistic possibilities. May be repeated twice when studio problems vary.
    Prerequisite: at least two of the following, Art 2313, 3323, or 3333, or consent of instructor. Spring.

    4315 Sculpture III (3-0-6) (Studio)
    Advanced sculpture exploring creative expression within the context of contemporary art. Prerequisite: ART 3325 or consent of instructor. Fall, Spring.

    4317 Ceramics III (3-0-6) (Studio)
    Handbuilding Ceramic Forms. The development of forms and techniques not possible on the potter's wheel. Work with slab and coil construction methods in high-fire clay.
    Prerequisite: 2317, 3327, or consent of the instructor. Fall, Spring.

    4318 Advanced Photography (3-3-X) (Studio)
    A course designed to build upon the skills learned in Fundamental Photography. Students will practice the use of 35mm, medium- and large-format cameras in conjunction with the Zone System, fiber-based papers, non-silver processes and toning. Emphasis will be placed on experimentation with a variety of techniques to facilitate a final portfolio of the student's design.
    Prerequisite: Art 2382 or consent of the instructor. Spring.

    4325 Creative Web Design (3-1-3) (Studio)
    Basic and advanced techniques in website design using industry-standard software, including an introduction to Flash.
    Prerequisites: ART 2321 or consent of instructor. Spring.

    4327 Sculpture IV (3-0-6) (Studio)
    Critical analysis and production of an original, thematic series of sculpture. Prerequisite: ART 4315 or consent of instructor. Fall, Spring.

    4327 Ceramics IV (3-0-6) (Studio)
    Contemporary Ceramic Sculpture. The study of low-fire techniques for a contemporary use of clay in a manner that breaks with the "vessel" or traditional ideology. Prerequisite: Art 4317 or consent of instructor. Fall, Spring.

    4328 Digital Photography (3-1-3) (Studio)
    Instruction concerning the computer as an electronic darkroom. Topics include color and gray scale images and image conversion and presentation. Introduction to Adobe Photoshop tools and techniques from a photographer's point of view. Students must have basic computer knowledge. Prerequisites: Art 2303 and 2382 required; Art 3320 recommended and may be taken concurrently. Fall.

    4330 Computer 3D Animation (3-0-6) (Studio)
    A studio course in three-dimensional (3-D) modeling and rendering techniques including lighting, staging, camera, and special effects. Emphasis on 3-D modeling building blocks using primitives to create simple or complex objects. Prerequisites: Art 3322 or 3320, or consent of instructor. Spring, odd years.

    4333 Experimental Painting (3-0-6) (Studio)
    Individual choice of painting media with emphasis on individual development. May be repeated when studio problems vary. Prerequisite: ART 4313 or consent of instructor. Fall, Spring.

    4334 Printmaking IV (3-0-6) (Studio)
    Exploratory studies in printmaking including experimentation with new media, methods and presentation. Prerequisite: ART 334 or consent of instructor. Fall, Spring.

    4338 Advanced Art Photography (3-0-6) (Studio)
    A course designed to build upon the skills learned in Art Photography with an emphasis on experimental/ non-silver photographic processes. Laboratory work involves developing film, processing procedures for prints, good composition, and creative solution of assigned problems to facilitate a portfolio of the student's design. May be repreated when studio problems vary. Prerequisites: Art 3328. Fall.

    4344 Printmaking V (3-0-6) (Studio)
    Advanced printmaking focusing on individualized problems and directions. Prerequisite: ART 4334 or consent of instructor. Fall, Spring.

    4354 Printmaking VI (3-0-6) (Studio)
    Critical analysis and production of original interrelated prints. Prerequisites: ART 4344 or consent of instructor. Fall, Spring.

    4355 Advanced Publication Design and Packaging (3-1-3)
    Fall.

    4360 Professional Seminar (3-1-3) (Studio)
    An introduction, discussion and response to topics relevant to post-graduate experiences. Includes processing the student's current artistic works into formats suitable for use in senior or one-person exhibits and a professional portfolio system.
    Prerequisite: Senior status. Spring.

    4389 Internship (3-0-X) (Studio)
    (Also see COMM 4389) Application of skills and theory in on-the-job situations at a business selected in cooperation with the instructor. The intern will be assigned an on-site supervisor in the student's area of interest, such as graphic design, graphic production, computer graphics, photography, advertising, illustration, design, and museum/ gallery curation/exhibition assistantship. A minimum of 100 on the job hours is required.
    Prerequisite: Senior status as an Art major and permission of the instructor. Fall, Spring.

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