Art and Design

Chair: Andrew L. Cohen, Department of Art and Design
Compliance Officer/Technical Specialist: Mark Ludak
Director of Galleries and Collections: Scott Knauer

The Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree (BFA) in Design and Animation (with concentrations in Animation and Graphic and Interactive Design) is a career-track program that prepares students for professional work in the fields of graphic design, computer graphics, Web design, and animation or for graduate school. Entering freshmen will be accepted as BFA degree candidates. As sophomores, or in the fourth semester at Monmouth University, BFA degree candidates will be required to pass the Art and Design Student Portfolio Review (AR-REV). Upon successful completion of the AR-REV, BFA degree candidates will be officially accepted into the BFA degree program. If a student fails to pass the AR-REV, he or she will be referred to a Student Review Committee, which will determine whether the student should change his or her major or be given a conditional semester or year. Transfer students can declare themselves a BFA candidate upon acceptance to Monmouth University. Transfer students will also be required to pass the first given AR-REV.

The BA in Art is designed for students who seek a strong studio experience and the option of developing skills useful in several professional areas. The core of the degree is traditional studio work in foundations, drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, and ceramics. The BA in Art with a Concentration in Photography is a more focused program on photographic skills, both traditional and digital. All art and design majors are required to complete a one- to three-credit internship during their senior year. Additional internship and cooperative education opportunities are offered as electives starting in the junior year.

Department Honors will be earned based on the following criteria being met:

  • An overall GPA of at least 3.3
  • A major GPA of at least 3.5
  • Completion of AR-410 Advanced Project I (1-3 cr.) and AR-411 Advanced Project 2 (1-3 cr.)
  • Artifacts having been publicly presented with a reading and defense of research topic
  • Project and paper to have a combined average of a “B” or better

Thomas Baker, Associate Professor. BFA, Eastern Carolina University; MFA, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Professional experience includes work at collaborative print shops: Tandem Press and Winstone Press. He is a council member of the Society of American Graphic Artists in New York, and his prints have been shown and collected nationally and internationally.
tbaker@monmouth.edu

Karen Bright, Professor. BFA, University of the Arts; MFA, Cranbrook Academy of Art. Specialization includes graphic design and computer graphics. Professional work includes all aspects of graphic design including print and related collateral design. Also working as a digital artist whose work has been shown in national and international competitions and exhibitions.
kbright@monmouth.edu

Kimberly Callas, Assistant Professor. BFA, University of Michigan; MFA, New York Academy of Art. Focus is on the ‘ecological self’. Works collaboratively with individuals and organizations from a variety of fields, particularly poetry, biology and ecology. Focus is on the human body, patterns and symbols from nature that reoccur across cultures, and natural materials. Sculpt life-size figures in water-based clay, and then cast them into an architectural concrete. Ground pigments mixed with beeswax or shellac, and natural materials such as wasp paper, bark, roots, and seeds are often used to finish the work.
kcallas@monmouth.edu

Andrew Cohen, Professor and Chair. BA, Indiana University; MA, PhD, University of Chicago, History of Art. Research spans from medieval India to contemporary South Asian art. Author of Temple Architecture and Sculpture of the Nolambas (9th–10th centuries).
acohen@monmouth.edu

Patricia Cresson, Professor. BS, University of Wisconsin; MFA, Pratt Institute. Specialization includes computer graphics and graphic design. Her professional experience includes art direction and design from concept through print in the areas of publishing, corporate design, and computer illustration. Her fine art work is represented in a New York City gallery and has been shown nationally and internationally.
pcresson@monmouth.edu

Linh Dao, Specialist Professor. BA, Truman State University; MFA University of Texas, Arlington.
ldao@monmouth.edu

Vincent DiMattio, Professor. BFA, Massachusetts College of Art; MFA, Southern Illinois University. Practicing artist who has exhibited his work in New York City and throughout the United States, Spain, and Mexico. Teaches drawing, painting, basic design, and several lecture courses. Started the gallery program at Monmouth University. He is a co-author of the book The Drawings and Watercolors of Lewis Mumford.
vdimatti@monmouth.edu

Corey Dzenko, Assistant Professor. BFA, Central Michigan University; MA, University of Alabama; PhD, University of New Mexico. Contemporary and modern art history specialist, with emphasis on photography, interactive media, and theory.
cdzenko@monmouth.edu

Wobbe Koning, Assistant Professor. BFA, The Netherlands Film and Television Academy; MFA, Ohio State University. Animation and interactive media specialization; also has video, sound, and television expertise.
wkoning@monmouth.edu

Mark M Ludak, Specialist Professor.
Compliance Officer/Technical Specialist. MFA, Hunter College. Professional work includes documentary, fine art, and editorial photography.
mludak@monmouth.edu

Mike Richison, Assistant Professor. BFA, Calvin College; MFA, Cranbrook Academy of Art. Motion graphics and graphic design.
mirichiso@monmouth.edu

Jing Zhou, Associate Professor. BA, Sichuan Fine Arts Institute; MFA, Georgia Southern University. Interests include graphic design, Web design, digital media art, flash animation, art direction, and fine arts.
jzhou@monmouth.edu

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AR-REV   Art and Design Student Portfolio ReviewCredits: None   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Required student portfolio review usually completed during the fourth semester. Transfer students need to schedule with an advisor. This is a pass/fail course.

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AR-SHO   Senior ShowCredits: None   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

This is a pass/fail course.

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AR-101   Art AppreciationCredits: 3   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): AT

A global survey of the cross-cultural evolution of art from the prehistoric period through the twentieth century. Emphasis will be placed on understanding the basic elements of art, the creative process, and the significance of art within the context of social, political, religious, and economic climate of its time.

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AR-113   Basic Design and CompositionCredits: 3   

Term Offered: Fall Term

Course Type(s): AT

Drawing and design disciplines pertaining to a solid and basic understanding of composition, figure-ground relationships and the organization of marks and shapes on flat surfaces. Some beginning aspects of color and an experience relating to relief forms.

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AR-114   Basic Design and ColorCredits: 3   

Prerequisites: AR-113 and AR-191.

Term Offered: Spring Term

Course Type(s): None

A continuation of material covered in Basic Design and Composition(AR-113) with emphasis on the study of color and its relationship to various aspects of drawing and design. Color will be studied in two specific ways: the physicality of color and the illusionistic possibilities inherent in color. To put it simply, physicality pertains to color mixing or painting, and illusion relates to the interaction of color.

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AR-116   Three-Dimensional DesignCredits: 3   

Prerequisites: AR-113 and AR-191.

Term Offered: Spring Term

Course Type(s): None

Three-dimensional design takes 2D design knowledge and experience and brings it into the third dimension. This course develops a sensitivity to a wide range of 3D media, processes, and concepts, including digital modeling and 3D printing. Studio hours to be arranged.

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AR-172   Introduction to Digital DesignCredits: 3   

Prerequisite: AR-113.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): TL

An introduction to basic graphic design and visual communication concepts. Builds on the skills learned in foundation courses in basic design and complements the introduction to the field in Graphic Design Studio I, AR-269. Students will become proficient in design concepts and computer skills later used in the Graphic Design field, including page layout, illustration, photography, and Web design. They will continue to develop creative problem-solving skills and the foundation theory of Graphic Design.

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AR-177   Introduction to Digital Design for Non-Art majorsCredits: 3   

Course Type(s): None

Designed for students with little or no experience in computer graphics. Combines basic visual problem solving with hands-on, computer-based digital training. Projects are designed with the non-art/design major in mind and would be appropriate for students majoring in journalism, communications, marketing and music industry.

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AR-178   Web StudioCredits: 3   

Course Type(s): IM

An introduction to the visual aesthetics and fundamental skills required to create web graphics, digital publication, and web layout design. Covers the use of current graphics software in addition to training in graphic production and composition needed for the Web.

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AR-181   Digital Photography ICredits: 3   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): AT, IM

Light and lens are the fundamental elements of photographic and video media. This foundation level course introduces students to the formal characteristics of light and lenses by surveying a variety of image-making practices, from primitive photographic devices to digital photography and video. Through a combination of classroom talks and hands-on-projects, students will encounter principles of black-and-white and color photography as well as elementary video. Learning camera controls in this manner opens up a wide range of expressive possibilities.

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AR-183   Black and White Photography ICredits: 3   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): AT

Technical proficiency in basic black and white photography, including exposure, developing, printing, and presentation. Photography is presented as a tool to understand the world and as a means of expression and communication. Students will learn how to interpret and discuss the visual language of photography.

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AR-191   Drawing ICredits: 3   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): AT

Explore fundamentals of drawing in order to accurately describe nonfigurative volumetric objects. Students are expected to develop a solid understanding of basic drawing elements such as line, value, mass, and space and learn to comprehend the understanding of space, shape, proportion, form, volume, light, and rhythm. Drawing I is a basic hands-on course that introduces the student to various traditional drawing techniques and materials for expression. Working with a basic drawing medium, we will explore fundamental rendering techniques. Six hours per week.

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AR-192   Drawing IICredits: 3   

Prerequisite: AR-191.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

A studio course that continues to develop the skills covered in Drawing I,AR-191. Students will be introduced to both traditional and nontraditional concepts and techniques of interpretive and subjective drawing and rendering. Drawing techniques and materials pertaining to the expression of both figurative and nonfigurative subject matter will be explored. The human figure will serve as the primary subject of study with an emphasis placed on the rendering skills. The complex nature of the figure provides students with problems that require serious attention to observational skills in order to correctly render the form. Drawing II utilizes the live, nude model. Six hours per week.

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AR-198   Special Topics in Art (100 Level)Credits: 1-3   

Prerequisite: As announced in the course schedule.

Course Type(s): None

An intensive study of a particular subject or problem in art to be announced prior to registration. The course may be conducted on either a lecture-discussion or a seminar basis.

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AR-199   Independent Study in ArtCredits: 1-3   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Guided research - A studio project or art history topic. Weekly consultation. May be elected for a total of 6 credits.

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AR-217   Sculpture 1Credits: 3   

Prerequisites: Art-116, AR-191, and AR-192 for art majors.

Term Offered: Fall Term

Course Type(s): None

Sculpture for beginners as well as intermediate students, including modeling from life, plaster, simple casting procedures, found object, installation, digital modeling and 3D printing. Students will be introduced to professional practices in sculpture. Six hours per week. Department chair approval is required for non-art majors.

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AR-218   Sculpture IICredits: 3   

Prerequisite: AR-217.

Term Offered: Spring Term

Course Type(s): None

A direct continuation of AR-217, Sculpture I, processes along with multi-media contemporary practice of interdisciplinary collaboration, artist teams and social practice art. Students will develop professional practices in sculpture. Six hours per week.

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AR-221   Painting ICredits: 3   

Prerequisites: Art-113, AR-114, AR-191, and AR-192 for art majors.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Techniques and craftsmanship to facilitate expression in acrylic or oil painting; still-life and landscape subjects. Art and Art Education students must have prerequisite. Six hours of studio work per week. Department chair approval is required for non-art majors.

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AR-222   Painting IICredits: 3   

Prerequisite: AR-221.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): AT

A continuation of AR-221, Painting I, with emphasis on the further development of painterly ideas and creative thinking. Art and Art Education majors must have prerequisites. Six hours of studio work per week.

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AR-241   History of Western Art ICredits: 3   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): ARHIS, AT

Survey of the significant styles and periods in Western art and architecture from Prehistoric to Gothic periods. Weekly lectures and discussions assist students with developing their visual literacy and a critical understanding of the past.

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AR-242   History of Western Art IICredits: 3   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): ARHIS, AT

Survey of the significant styles and periods in Western art and architecture from the Renaissance to the present. Weekly lecture and discussions assist students with developing their visual literacy and a critical understanding of the past.

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AR-253   Digital Photography IICredits: 3   

Prerequisites: AR-181 and AR-183.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): AT

Students develop knowledge of image development, construction, retouching, and collage techniques using traditional film, digital images, and drawing as source material. Students will learn a variety of camera skills, including shooting in RAW format. A critical examination of intent is stressed along with output options and color management. Introduces programs such as Aperture and/or Lightroom to further expand digital workflow skills.

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AR-265   Hand Built CeramicsCredits: 3   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): AT

An introduction to clay as a creative material for making both functional and sculptural 3-D forms using various hand-building techniques, including coils, slabs, carving, incising, and their combination. Basic glazing and firing methods will be covered. Slide presentations, group and individual critiques will be part of the curriculum.

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AR-266   Wheel Thrown CeramicsCredits: 3   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): AT

An introduction to the potter's wheel as a tool for creating both functional and sculptural clay forms. In addition to throwing forms on the wheel, students will gain knowledge about glazing and firing techniques. Slide presentations, group, and individual critiques will be part of the curriculum.

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AR-269   Graphic Design Studio ICredits: 3   

Prerequisite: AR-113 for Art majors only.

Corequisite: AR-114.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

An introduction to graphic design, including conceptual thinking, letterform design, layout, and design techniques. Students will also be introduced to design history and current issues regarding the profession. Department chair approval is required for non-art majors.

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AR-270   Graphic Design Studio IICredits: 3   

Prerequisites: AR-172 or AR-177, and AR-269.

Term Offered: Spring Term

Course Type(s): None

Introduces more advanced visual communications and typographic problem solving. Projects strategically test the students' understanding of design theory and thinking. Individual projects mimic those in a professional design environment and are developed following the traditional creative process. Projects focus on three-dimensional principles as they relate to the area of packaging.

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AR-273   Digital IllustrationCredits: 3   

Prerequisite: AR-172 or AR-177.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

A continuation of Computer Graphics with primary emphasis on more advanced illustration software. Assignments build on previously learned software and concepts. Projects may include illustrative posters, booklets, and interiors.

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AR-278   Computer Graphics 2 for the Non-Art MajorCredits: 3   

Prerequisite: AR-177.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

A continuation of AR-177, Computer Graphics I for the Non-Art major, with primary emphasis on more advanced computer applications as they apply to graphic design and desktop publishing. Software will be used to learn more advanced concepts in visual communication and design.

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AR-283   Black and White Photography IICredits: 3   

Prerequisite: AR-183.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Focuses on advanced technical skills as a means of gaining greater personal and aesthetic understanding. Advanced 35mm camera and printing techniques, basic studio lighting, and exploring different photographic formats including medium, large, and toy cameras, as well as experimental techniques of image making and printing.

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AR-284   Web Design Dynamic for Non-BFA CandidatesCredits: 3   

Prerequisite: AR-178.

Term Offered: Spring Term

Course Type(s): IM

Integrates previously learned Web design and development concepts. Allows students to focus on the Web interactively and 2D animation using Adobe Flash and audio/video files on the Internet. Besides Adobe Flash, a variety of software tools including Photoshop, Illustrator, and sound editing tools are used to develop design concepts, Web graphics, animation, and interactive Websites/applications after a careful planning process. This course meets six hours per week. Not available to Fine Arts majors.

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AR-286   Maya Animation for Non-BFA CandidatesCredits: 3   

Prerequisites: AR-178, AR-181 or CO-145, and AR-284.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): IM

Students will learn basic techniques of building three-dimensional, digital objects along with the basic theories and principles of animation using the software Maya. Skills needed to construct 3D objects in Maya will be introduced with hands-on experiences on the Macintosh platform. Meets six hours per week. Not available to Fine Art majors.

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AR-287   TypographyCredits: 3   

Prerequisites: AR-113, AR-114, AR-172 or AR-177, and AR-269.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

An introduction to the theory, function, history, and impact of typography in graphic design. This course is an analysis of the shape and form of letters. Investigation and comparison of existing typefaces, type specification and layout in relation to graphic design and the printed piece.

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AR-288   Cooperative Education: Art or Graphic DesignCredits: 3   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): EX2

An on-site graphic design cooperative work placement. This course may be repeated for credit.

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AR-290   Motion Graphics for Non-BFA CandidatesCredits: 3   

Prerequisites: AR-178, AR-181 or CO-145, and AR-284.

Term Offered: Fall Term

Course Type(s): IM

An introduction to the art of time-based, graphic storytelling for non-art/design majors. Emphasis will be placed on the creation of engaging digital environments through the thoughtful integration, manipulation, and orchestration of audio, video, still, and three-dimensional imagery. Meets six hours a week. Not available to Fine Arts majors.

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AR-298   Special Topics in Art (200 Level)Credits: 1-3   

Prerequisite: As announced in the course schedule.

Term Offered: Spring Term

Course Type(s): None

An intensive study of a particular subject or problem in art to be announced prior to registration. The course may be conducted on either a lecture-discussion or a seminar basis.

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AR-299   Independent Study in ArtCredits: 1-3   

Course Type(s): None

Guided research - A studio project or art history topic. Weekly consultation. May be elected for a total of 6 credits.

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AR-306   Creative Book ArtsCredits: 3   

Prerequisites: AR-114 and AR-192.

Course Type(s): None

An introduction to bookbinding and papermaking. Traditional western-style papermaking and several non-adhesive binding structures will be covered. The students will produce a final bound book of sequential images (pages) in any media relevant to her/his discipline. The print lab will be available but not required. Department Chair for non-Art majors is required. Not open to students who have taken AR-406.

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AR-311   Drawing 3Credits: 3   

Prerequisites: AR-113, AR-114, AR-191 and AR-192.

Term Offered: Fall Term

Course Type(s): None

Seeing the figure, objects, and the environment; exploring all possible avenues of expression resulting from the experience of seeing; drawing experiences in various media. Six hours per week.

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AR-313   Lighting TechniquesCredits: 3   

Prerequisites: AR-183, and AR-253 or AR-374.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

A studio course that explores the photograph in contemporary art. Photography's integral tie to light serves as the backbone of this course as it investigates the alternative and contemporary spaces used by photographic artists. Digital and analog tools and skills blur as students are encouraged to experiment and challenge their ideas of what defines a photograph. Teaches studio lighting as it applies to fine art and commercial photography. Includes technical instruction in the lighting studio as well as on location with both portable lights and natural light. Defined by critiques and continues technical and conceptual advancement.

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AR-317   Sculpture IIICredits: 3   

Prerequisites: AR-217 and AR-218.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

A direct continuation of AR-218 students will develop a body of three-dimensional work exploring further skills learned in Sculpture II, expanding on content, form, material, scale and intent. Final artist talk required along with professional presentation of digital and actual art objects. Six hours per week.

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AR-321   Painting IIICredits: 3   

Prerequisites: AR-221 and AR-222.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

The development of the student as a painter, with emphasis on the philosophy of painting. Six hours of studio per week.

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AR-323   Documentary Photography and VideoCredits: 3   

Prerequisite: AR-181.

Term Offered: Fall Term

Course Type(s): None

By investigating documentary-style photography and video this course concentrates on using images to tell stories. Working both independently and in small groups producing documentary photography and video, students explore the role of documentary photography and video in society.

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AR-325   Writing Supplement for Art and DesignCredits: 1   

Prerequisites: EN-101 and EN-102 or permission of the instructor.

Corequisite: A 200-, 300-, or 400-level studio course.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): WT

The writing component for co-registered studio classes which integrates a fifteen-page research paper. Emphasis is placed on the quality of writing and research.

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AR-326   Writing Supplement for Art and DesignCredits: 1   

Prerequisites: EN-101 and EN-102 or permission of the instructor.

Corequisite: A 200-, 300-, or 400-level studio course.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): WT

The writing component for co-registered studio classes which integrates a fifteen-page research paper. Emphasis is placed on the quality of writing and research.

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AR-335   BFA Internship/SeminarCredits: 3   

Prerequisites: AR-371 and AR-393.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): EX1

Internship experience with the development of occupational or professional competence in the career setting. Combines both internship work experience at an approved work location with a structured seminar class. The seminar component of this course will also guide students through the process of resume writing, interviewing techniques, and best business practice. On-site design or animation work internship (fifteen to twenty hours per week for a total of 150 hours) plus four, three hour seminar sessions with faculty. This course may be repeated once for credit.

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AR-337   Art/Design Internship SeminarCredits: 2   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): EX1

Internship experience with the development of occupational or professional competence in the career setting. Combines both internship work experience at an approved work location with a structured seminar class. The seminar component of this course will also guide students through the process of resume writing, interviewing techniques, and best business practice. On-site graphic design work internship (ten to fifteen hours per week) plus one hour weekly seminar with faculty. This course may be repeated once for credit.

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AR-342   History of New and Expanded Media in ArtCredits: 3   

Prerequisites: EN-101 and EN-102 or permission of the instructor.

Term Offered: Fall Term

Course Type(s): ARHIS, WT

A survey of computer-based new media and ephemeral expanded media in art with emphasis on the later twentieth century to the present. Topics could include the use of computing, robotics, biotech research, virtual reality, performance, and social practice in art while critically reflecting on the aesthetic, cultural, social, and political contexts within which these media emerged.

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AR-343   Renaissance, Mannerist, and Baroque ArtCredits: 3   

Prerequisite: AR-242.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): ARHIS

Painting, sculpture, and architecture in Europe from 1400s-1800s. Museum visits required.

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AR-345   Early to Late Modern ArtCredits: 3   

Prerequisites: EN-101 and EN-102 or permission of the instructor.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): ARHIS, WT

A critical analysis of various meanings of "Modernism" in art. This course studies academic art to art of the present through U.S., European, and global case studies. Museum visits required.

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AR-346   History of Graphic DesignCredits: 3   

Prerequisites: EN-101 and EN-102 or permission of the instructor.

Course Type(s): ARHIS, WT

A survey of graphic design with an emphasis on the twentieth century to the present. The course instructs students in researching areas of interest to broaden their knowledge of issues in the discipline while critically reflecting on the aesthetic, cultural, social, and political contexts within which graphic design emerged.

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AR-347   History of PhotographyCredits: 3   

Prerequisites: EN-101 and EN-102, or permission of the instructor.

Term Offered: Fall Term

Course Type(s): ARHIS, CD, WT

A topically arranged survey of world photography, this course takes as its central concern the multiple purposes to which photography has been adapted since its "discovery" in the early nineteenth century. Although the relationship between photography and fine art is considered, the many non-art uses of the medium are also discussed in an attempt to better understand the cultural contexts in which photography has been employed.

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AR-348   Art of IndiaCredits: 3   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): ARHIS, AT, BI.EL, GU, RE

The visual art of India: how to look at it and how it might be best understood. The larger cultural context in which this art was produced, drawing upon history, religion, mythology, and literature will be discussed. Essentially, pre-modern Indian art is religious art. After studying the major monuments associated with Buddhism and Hindu art, the themes common to both traditions will be considered. The temple as an artistic expression and as a religious center will be explored. Because of the vastness of India art, this course will not include Mughal and later monuments.

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AR-349   Asian Art SurveyCredits: 3   

Prerequisites: EN-101 and EN-102 or permission of the instructor.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): ARHIS, AT, BI.EL, GU, WT, CC

Important Artistic Monuments from India, China and Japan. Since Buddhism is a connecting link for Asian cultures, emphasis is placed on Buddhist art.

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AR-350   World Art Nineteenth-Twentieth CenturyCredits: 3   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): ARHIS, RE

A global investigation of the cross-cultural evolution of art in the nineteenth to mid-twentieth century. Non-Western art will be studied from the point of discovery through its influence on modern, Western, visual expression. Emphasis will be placed on the significance of the art work within the context of the social, political, religious, and economic climate of its time.

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AR-351   Methods of Teaching Art ICredits: 3   

Prerequisites: AR-114, AR-116, and AR-192 and a minimum G.P.A. of 3.00.

Term Offered: Fall Term

Course Type(s): None

The history and philosophy of art education; the construction of art curricula and the exploration of teaching methods; media and tools appropriate for the educational level. Methods I deals with the needs of the elementary school child. The course includes research-based pedagogical strategies for teaching linguistically diverse students, those with diverse learning needs, incorporating instructional technology into the classroom and utilizing data to inform instruction. Clinical Hours required. Open to Art majors only. Also listed as ED-351.

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AR-352   Methods of Teaching Art IICredits: 3   

Term Offered: Spring Term

Course Type(s): None

The history and philosophy of art education; the construction of art curricula and the exploration of teaching methods; media and tools appropriate for the educational level. Methods II deals with the needs of the adolescent. The course includes research-based pedagogical strategies for teaching linguistically diverse students, those with diverse learning needs, incorporating instructional technology into the classroom and utilizing data to inform instruction. Clinical Hours required. Open to Art majors only. Also listed as ED-352.

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AR-353   Digital Photography IIICredits: 3   

Prerequisites: AR-253 and AR-313.

Term Offered: Spring Term

Course Type(s): None

A strong foundation in the technical and aesthetic aspects of color photography through projects utilizing digital RAW files and analog negatives with instruction in color printing and studio lighting as it pertains to the nuances of color. Discussions and critical writings focus on the history and theory of color photography. Combines analog and digital techniques and focuses on more advanced file managing and color control both on the monitor and in the print.

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AR-360   Intermediate CeramicsCredits: 3   

Prerequisite: AR-265 or AR-266.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

As a continuation of introductory-level ceramics classes, personal experimentation and development of students' personal expression is encouraged. Emphasis on individual instruction and discussions based on the students' interests. Ceramics technology and history of ceramic art through individual research will be part of the curriculum.

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AR-368   Gender, Art, and SocietyCredits: 3   

Prerequisites: EN-101 and EN-102 or permission of the instructor.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): ARHIS, GS

A critical survey about the role of gender in the arts through a study of representational subjects, artists, and patronage. This course considers art's role in the construction of gender as a social structure by drawing from fields that include art history, gender studies, critical race studies, and queer theory.

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AR-370   Advanced TypographyCredits: 3   

Prerequisite: AR-287.

Term Offered: Spring Term

Course Type(s): None

Revisits the history, anatomy, classification, construction and use of type discussed in AR-287, Typography, but with greater emphasis on theory. Advanced Typography will also consider the emotional, expressive, and connotative aspects of letterforms and their organization. Possible applications could include environmental signage, sculptural installations and/or film.

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AR-371   Graphic Design Studio IIICredits: 3   

Prerequisites: AR-269 and AR-270.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Marks the transition from graphic design fundamentals to more complex visual problem solving. Projects focus on corporate identity and branding, including client research, design briefs, creative exploration and implementation. Other projects include multi-page magazine and poster design. Professional preparation of work for commercial use is an integral part of this course.

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AR-374   Digital ImagingCredits: 3   

Prerequisite: AR-273.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Advanced concepts and creative techniques in digital imaging using Adobe Photoshop. Projects build on all previously learned software, specifically the Adobe Creative Suite. Assignments will include aspects of fine art and large format printing along with issues relating to the professional printing industry.

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AR-375   Illustration for GamingCredits: 3   

Prerequisites: AR-114, AR-172, and AR-192.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Introduction and application of illustration as a means toward effective visual communication in the gaming and animation industry. Emphasis on the development of the creative visual concept and its relationship to style, media, technique, and methods of reproduction. Introduction to a variety of traditional and non-traditional techniques.

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AR-381   Print: Intaglio/ReliefCredits: 3   

Prerequisites: AR-191 and AR-192.

Term Offered: Fall Term

Course Type(s): None

Introduction to the printmaking techniques of relief printing; linocut, woodcut, and etching; hard and soft ground, and aquatint. Six hours per week. Department chair approval is required for non-art majors.

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AR-382   Print: Lithography and SilkscreeningCredits: 3   

Prerequisites: AR-191 and AR-192.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Introduction to the printmaking techniques of aluminum plate lithography and Photo Silkscreen, with an emphasis on multiple color and combination Litho/Silkscreen hybrid prints. Six hours per week. Department Chair approval for non-art majors is required.

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AR-383   Web Design/Interactive ICredits: 3   

Prerequisite: AR-253 or AR-374.

Term Offered: Fall Term

Course Type(s): None

An introduction to web design and production. It covers an overview of the creation of Web sites and the use of Web graphics, animation, and multimedia through Web-based software programs. Fundamentals of graphic production, layout design principles, animation, navigation, and the engineering principles of multimedia are included.

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AR-384   Web Design/Interactive IICredits: 3   

Prerequisite: AR-383.

Term Offered: Spring Term

Course Type(s): None

An advanced class in web design and production. It extends the design principles of the previous web development class, Web Design: Static. Students will focus on interactive, dynamic web content using Macromedia FLASH and streaming audio/video files on the Internet.

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AR-385   2D AnimationCredits: 3   

Prerequisite: AR-374.

Term Offered: Spring Term

Course Type(s): None

Students will be exposed to the fundamental terminology, concepts, and techniques of creating 2D animations to broaden their skills as animators and enhance their overall creative ability. Using pencil and paper in conjunction with computer based techniques, students will gain experience in basic principles of animation including timing, expression of emotion, straight ahead action and pose to pose, key frames and in-betweens. In the assigned projects for this course, students are responsible for controlling and manipulating a subject's perceived volume, weight, proportion, and movement, thus gaining a more thorough understanding of the animation process.

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AR-386   Principles of 3-D AnimationCredits: 3   

Prerequisite: AR-172 or AR-181.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Students will learn the basic theories and principles of 3D computer animation and advances techniques of object building using Maya. Students will gain experience with basic animating, texturing, rendering, and constructing complex 3D objects in Maya.

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AR-387   3-D Character Rigging and AnimationCredits: 3   

Prerequisite: AR-386.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Students will learn advanced techniques of 3D computer animation along with the theories and principles of motion using Autodesk Maya. Students will rig a character and manipulate hierarchical character animation, time curves and motion paths. Students will animate walks and runs with characters. Students will utilize Maya's cameras and lights while gaining further experience with texturing and rendering techniques. Comprehensive critiques will be conducted regularly to encourage good design for time-based animation.

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AR-388   Cooperative Education: Art or Graphic DesignCredits: 1-3   

Prerequisite: AR-335 or AR-337.

Term Offered: Fall Term

Course Type(s): EX2

An on-site graphic design cooperative work placement. This course may be repeated once for credit.

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AR-389   Art and Photography InternshipCredits: 1-3   

Prerequisites: Junior status and permission of the instructor.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): EX1

An internship in Studio Art or Photography at an off-campus work site. The placement must enhance the student's understanding of professional practice in studio art or photography. Students are required to complete from 5 to 15 hours per week, or 50 to 150 hours per semester, depending on the required credit hours of the degree program.

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AR-390   Animation/Motion Graphics ICredits: 3   

Prerequisite: AR-181 or AR-374.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

An introduction to the art of time-based, graphic storytelling. Emphasis will be placed on the creation of engaging digital environments through the thoughtful integration, manipulation and orchestration of audio, video, still and three-dimensional imagery.

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AR-391   Animation/Motion Graphics 2Credits: 3   

Prerequisite: AR-390.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Explores the commercial and experiential nature of motion graphics. Projects for this advanced course expand upon established time-based narrative structures for film, video and television. Emphasis is placed on a keen awareness of syntactic elements that constitute the grammar of motion (scale, position, color, and tempo), which sheds light upon how audiences interpret moving images. Study and application of literary theory provides a substantive framework from which to create and critique projects. Concept development through research, writing, storyboarding and editing are absolutely essential.

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AR-393   3-D Animation ProductionCredits: 3   

Prerequisite: AR-387.

Term Offered: Fall Term

Course Type(s): None

Concepts, tools and techniques employed in animated storytelling. Students will pre-visualize their projects through storyboarding, planning, and assembling shots in sequence. Students will learn how to combine sound with advanced 3D computer animation. Audio/visual synchronization as well as character lip syncing with phonemes will be explored. Students will construct complex 3D animated stories in Maya and complete a fully animated piece.

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AR-394   3-D Environments and EffectsCredits: 3   

Prerequisite: AR-393.

Term Offered: Spring Term

Course Type(s): None

Concepts, tools, and techniques for creating realistic natural environments and phenomena (such as moving clouds, fire, and flowing water). Students will sculpt complex polygonal geometry into various terrains including landscapes and foliage. Students will learn to create realistic backgrounds incorporating natural light. Creating realistic shadows will be explored as well. Students will learn how to use particle emitters in order to simulate phenomena such as flowing water, flames, and snow.

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AR-398   Special Topics in Art (300 Level)Credits: 1-3   

Prerequisite: As announced in the course schedule.

Course Type(s): None

An intensive study of a particular subject or problem in art to be announced prior to registration. The course may be conducted on either a lecture-discussion or a seminar basis.

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AR-399   Independent Study in ArtCredits: 1-3   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Guided research - a studio project or art history topic. Weekly consultation. May be elected for a total of six credits.

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AR-401   Senior PortfolioCredits: 3   

Term Offered: Spring Term

Course Type(s): None

A seminar class that chronologically analyzes and refines graphic design and computer projects, which have been done throughout the student's coursework. Meetings with instructor to discuss and critique reworked and new projects that have been specifically assigned.

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AR-402   Photography PortfolioCredits: 3   

Prerequisite: AR-353.

Term Offered: Spring Term

Course Type(s): None

Equal parts seminar and studio in its approach, this senior-level course incorporates discussions and readings focused on contemporary photo-based artworks and the theoretical and critical developments in recent photographic art practices. In addition, this course helps prepare students to enter the professional art world and/or graduate school. Students develop a cohesive portfolio of photographic imagery and create a strategy for the presentation of their work.

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AR-403   Advanced Digital Imaging and IllustrationCredits: 3   

Prerequisite: AR-253 or AR-374.

Term Offered: Fall Term

Course Type(s): None

For student designers and fine artists with intermediate computer skills who are interested in more advanced concepts and creative techniques in digital illustration, photography, digital collage, printmaking and handmade techniques, digital book publishing, and large format printing. Programs to be explored are Adobe Photoshop and Painter.

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AR-404   Responsive MediaCredits: 3   

Prerequisite: CO-145 or AR-181.

Term Offered: Spring Term

Course Type(s): CORTP, IM

Students learn how to make interfaces for smart phones and tablets to create interactive audio and video. In addition, students produce creative projects using data mapping, generative art and work collaboratively on a site-specific media project. Also listed as CO-404.

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AR-408   Senior Year Experience: Client/ThesisCredits: 3   

Prerequisite: AR-371.

Corequisite: AR-383.

Term Offered: Fall Term

Course Type(s): None

The first part of a two course, senior year capstone experience designed to provide students the opportunity to propose and research a thesis project, create entry-level, professional design work, and to work with clients all while under the direction of a faculty member. For BFA majors Graphic Design majors only.

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AR-409   Senior Year Experience: Thesis/PortfolioCredits: 3   

Prerequisite: AR-408.

Corequisite: AR-384.

Term Offered: Spring Term

Course Type(s): None

The second part of a two course, senior year capstone experience designed to provide students the opportunity to complete a thesis project, work with clients under the direction of a faculty member, successfully mount their senior exhibition for AR-SHO credit, and to create an entry-level, professional design portfolio. For BFA Graphic Design Majors only.

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AR-410   Advanced Project ICredits: 1-3   

Prerequisites: Junior status, permission of the department chair, a GPA of 3.00, a major GPA of 3.50, and the student must be an art or fine arts major.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Research, art making, and writing for Honors Project may be conducted for photography, painting, sculpture, printmaking, graphic design, Web design, or motion graphics and is determined by a student's particular discipline and medium of choice. The art to be made is informed by the student's research and is articulated in full through a final eighteen-twenty page research paper. The topic of research may include but is not limited to identity, gender roles in culture, feminism, religion, the occult, consumerism, politics, cultural diversity, war, personal experience, Renaissance vs. contemporary art, Greek vs. contemporary sculpture, etc. Alternatively, the student may also conduct a thorough exploration of the characteristics of a particular medium. Art and Design faculty must approve the topic. This is the first part of a two-semester class.

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AR-411   Advanced Project 2Credits: 1-3   

Prerequisites: AR-410, a GPA of 3.00, a major GPA of 3.50, Junior status, EN-101 and EN-102 or permission of the instructor, and the student must be an Art or Fine Arts major and have permission of the department chair.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): WT

Research, art making, and writing for Honors Project may be conducted for photography, painting, sculpture, printmaking, graphic design, Web design or motion graphics and is determined by a student's particular discipline and medium of choice. The art to be made is informed by the student's research and is articulated in full through a final eighteen to twenty-page research paper. The topic of research may include but is not limited to identity, gender roles in culture, feminism, religion, the occult, consumerism, politics, cultural diversity, war, personal experience, Renaissance vs. contemporary art, Greek vs. contemporary sculpture, etc. Alternatively, the student may also conduct a thorough exploration of the characteristics of a particular medium. Art and Design faculty must approve the topic. This is the second part of a two-semester class.

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AR-414   Group Project in 3D AnimationCredits: 3   

Prerequisite: AR-394.

Term Offered: Fall Term

Course Type(s): None

Students will learn how to work on a production team for a 3D project. Students will work in a team environment to brainstorm, communicate effectively, develop project goals, and delegate responsibilities. Students will learn how to meet deadlines both individually and collectively. Student groups are expected to produce a 3D animated piece with an estimated three-minute duration.

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AR-415   Senior Animation ReelCredits: 3   

Prerequisite: AR-414.

Term Offered: Spring Term

Course Type(s): None

Students will create a reel between two to three minutes in duration of their animation work from previous animation projects and new animation projects. Includes lecture, discussion, demonstration, critiques and individual meetings with students to support the development of students' work. Students will research self-promotional opportunities such as competitions and festivals. Students will revise their resume to respond to their career interests. Emphasis will be placed on the development of a personal point of view.

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AR-460   Advanced CeramicsCredits: 3   

Prerequisite: AR-265.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Focuses on advanced hand-building and/or wheel-throwing techniques in order to strengthen a student's personal expression and challenge development of his or her personal style. The course will have emphasis on individual instruction and discussions based on the student's interests. Individual research of innovative construction and firing methods, as well as ceramics technology and history of ceramic art will be part of the curriculum.

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AR-488   Cooperative Education: Art or Graphic DesignCredits: 3   

Prerequisite: AR-335 or AR-337.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): EX2

An on-site graphic design cooperative work placement. This course may be repeated for credit.

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AR-489   Internship Art and DesignCredits: 1-3   

Prerequisites: Junior standing and permission of the department.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): EX1

An internship in either graphic design or fine arts at an off-campus work site. The placement must enhance a student's working knowledge of his or her chosen field of study. Students are required to complete a minimum of ten hours per week for a total minimum of 150 hours.

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AR-498   Special Topics in Art (400 Level)Credits: 1-3   

Prerequisite: As announced in the course schedule.

Term Offered: Fall Term

Course Type(s): None

An intensive study of a particular subject or problem in art to be announced prior to registration. May be conducted on either a lecture-discussion or a seminar basis.

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AR-499   Independent Study in ArtCredits: 1-3   

Prerequisites: Senior standing and prior permission of the directing professor and department chair.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Guided research - a studio project or art history topic. Weekly consultation. May be elected for a total of six credits.