Academic Catalog

2019-2020 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

Art

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Majors

Art Major

Digital Media Arts Major

Minors

Art Minor

Concentrations

Digital Media Concentration

Multimedia Authoring Concentration

Teacher Licensure

Endorsement in Visual Arts (PreK-12)

The Department of Art offers introductory and advanced courses in ceramics, design, drawing, painting, photography, sculpture, videography and art history. All students, regardless of major, are welcome in art courses, as visual art is for and about everyone.

The art department offers two majors.

First, the traditional art major (studio focus) provides a concentrated hands-on experience that promotes deep learning in art and broad skill development across the college curriculum. Students majoring in art study a range of art media and processes while mastering at least one in depth. Flexibility is a crucial advantage of the art major's compact size, allowing and encouraging students to easily pursue second majors and minors in other disciplines.

Second, the Art Department also offers a major in Digital Media Arts. While introducing the world to the iPad2 in March 2011, Apple co-founder Steve Jobs remarked, “Technology alone is not enough. It is technology married with liberal arts, married with the humanities that yields the results that make our hearts sing.” Since the launch of Google (1998), Facebook (2004), Youtube (2005), Twitter (2006), iPhone (2008), and the iPad (2010), the need for experts in creating digital media content has dramatically increased. Today, we live in an age where nearly every type of organization needs employees who are skilled in the art of video production, photography, and web-design. The Digital Media Arts major teaches the theories and skills necessary for many of these types of careers. Students enrolled in this major often consider a second major in areas such as Professional Writing or Communication, Technology and Culture." 

The various art department programs support many student interests, including:

  • Visual art as a personal interest and commitment
  • Careers in teaching, visual communication and art
  • Graduate study in art and design
  • Study in art combined with career ambitions in other fields
  • Experimenting with art for the first time

Art Major

Degree Type Offered: B.A. Major

Requires a bachelor of arts degree and consists of a minimum of 36 semester hours distributed as follows.

Note:  Students may not double major in Art and Digital Media Arts.

Foundation

Three courses (9 credits):

ART-120 Introduction to Visual Design

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

A studio project-based introduction to the elements and principles of 2-D and 3-D design in visual art and communication contexts. Emphasis is on visual problem solving, mastery of visual design principles, technical proficiency, and critical analysis of how visual images communicate. This course provides a foundation for students planning to take advanced courses in any art media and other fields in which visual imagery plays an important role. As a stand-alone course Art 120 provides critical and practical skills related to visual communication.

ART-130 Introduction to Drawing

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

A studio based exploration of drawing from observation using basic materials like graphite and charcoal. This course investigates drawing as a process generating and critically evaluating visual ideas as well as producing visual imagery. Art 130 is a foundation course for students planning to take advanced art courses in any medium. As a stand-alone, this course builds practical and theoretical skills in seeing and making the 2-D images we call drawings. Corequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW FILA general education: fine arts & music

Any digital media course at the 300-level

Art History

Three courses (9 credits):

ART-200W Survey of Art History (prehistory to 1400)

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

An overview of the history of art from the mysterious cave paintings and carvings of the Paleolithic to the towering structures of Gothic cathedrals. This course is a requirement for art majors and minors and is very highly recommended to other students as a visual approach to the study of history and society. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW; ENG 110 FILA general Education: fine arts & music and writing intensive

ART-201 Survey of Art History (1400 to Present)

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

An overview of the history of art from the Renaissance to the present. This course is a requirement for art majors and minors and is very highly recommended for other students as a visual approach to the study of history and society. Corequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW FILA general Education: fine arts & music

ART-300W Modern & Post-Modern Art

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Critical study of the visual arts of the last 100 years with emphasis on understanding the implications of the concepts we know as modernism and postmodernism. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW; ENG 110 FILA general Education: fine arts & music and writing intensive

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ART-301W Perspectives on Contemporary Art

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

This course is a critical exploration into the views and theories shaping the production of art from the late 20th century into the early 21st century. Starting with an understanding of postmodernism in an art context, this course examines the impacts of globalization, identity, representation and environmental issues as major paradigms shaping contemporary art practice. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW and ENG-110 FILA general education: fine arts & music and writing intensive

Studio Focus

Select four studio courses including at least one 400-level course from the following :

ART-310 Ceramic Sculpture

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Studio course working with clay to create sculptural forms using coils, slabs and press molds. Corequisite: ENG-110 FILA general education: fine arts & music

ART-311 Wheel Thrown Ceramics I

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Studio introduction to the potter's wheel as a tool in the production of functional and sculptural clay forms. Corequisite: ENG-110 FILA general education: fine arts & music

ART-315 Wood Sculpture

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Students conceptualize and create sculptural objects using wood as a primary material while gaining experience using hand and power tools and learning techniques including joining, laminating, fabricating, and carving. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW FILA general education: fine arts and music

ART-316 Metal Sculpture

Credits: 3 Term Offered: May Term

Studio exploration of solving and designing and personal expression in metal fabrication using arc welding, plasma cutting, oxy/acetylene welding and cutting, cold metal work, mechanical fastenings, and MIG welding.

ART-322 Web Design and Development

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Design and construct websites using current HTML and CSS standards and digital tools including Brackets, Dreamweaver and Photoshop. Emphasis on design process, content development and professional workflows.

ART-323 Graphic Design

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

A studio based exploration into visual communication with typography and images using Adobe Creative Cloud applications. Emphasis is placed on the design process and creative thinking. Corequisite: ENG-110 FILA general education: fine arts and music

ART-328 The Book Arts

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

An interdisciplinary hands-on workshop in creating artist's books-works of art conceived and produced in book form. Book binding techniques and experimental approaches to narrative, materials and form are emphasized.

ART-331 Collage and Assemblage

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Learn skills and concepts for collage and assemblage, the re-purposing of 2D and 3D found images and objects into unique works of fine art. This class will examine the history and evolution of collage and assemblage, and its place in the world of fine art, applied arts, and advertising. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW, and ENG-110 FILA general education: fine arts & music

ART-332 Drawing Marathon

Credits: 3 Term Offered: May Term

This intensive studio course will use drawing methods and materials to explore abstraction. Students begin by making drawings from observation, then collectively and collaboratively engage processes that move the drawings from representation to abstraction. Students are encouraged to be courageously curious and experimental in their work. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW, and ENG-110 FILA general education: fine arts and music

ART-335 Painting

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

A project based investigation of the materials, practices, and aesthetics of painting with emphasis on how these three elements work together to create compelling 2-D colored images. This course provides practical and theoretical foundations for four hundred-level courses in drawing and painting and for independent work in these media. Corequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW FILA general education: fine arts and music

ART-344 Photography

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Learn to skillfully and confidently use digital cameras and software including Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop to create compelling photographs. Emphasis is placed on composition, visual communication and creative process in a contemporary photography context. Note: Students must provide a digital camera capable of manual exposure and Raw image capture. Corequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW FILA general education: fine arts and music

ART-346 Studio Photography

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Learn skills and concepts for studio lighting of portraits, objects and environments using continuous lights, strobes, on-camera lighting and special effects such as light painting. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW FILA general education: fine arts and music

ART-347 Videography I

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Learn the fundamentals of video production including camera operation and control, stationary and moving camera techniques, audio recording, natural and artificial lighting, framing and shot structure, and use of nonlinear editing software. Students will complete hands-on exercises and assignments designed to build strong visual and technical skills needed to produce effective videos and short films. Corequisites: COMM-100, ENG-110, FILA-150 or FILA-350EW FILA general education: fine arts and music

ART-411 Wheel Thrown Ceramics II

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

A continuation of ART 311, building more advanced forms including multiples, large-scale pieces, and sculptural forms. Emphasis is on personal experimentation and expression through aesthetic forms and advanced instruction in materials and surface techniques. Prerequisite: ART-311 or permission of department

ART-415 Advanced Sculpture

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

An advanced course in which students develop a series of related sculptural forms in a specific medium. The focus is on in-depth exploration of materials, advanced techniques, and the development of individual working processes and creative voices. Knowledge of historical and contemporary sculpture is emphasized. Prerequisite: ART-115

ART-430 Advanced Drawing

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

An advanced-level studio course in drawing, exploring the potential of various drawing media. Emphasis on advanced mastery of drawing and composition skills and on the development of individual interests and concepts conveyed through drawing. Prerequisites: ART-130 or ART-335

ART-435 Advanced Painting

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

An advanced-level studio course in painting, exploring the technical and conceptual potential media (oil, acrylic, other water-based paints, and mixed media/collage) and color composition. Emphasis on advanced mastery of painting and compositional skills and on the development of individual interests and concepts conveyed through painting. Prerequisites: ART-130 or ART-335

ART-444 Advanced Photography

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

An advanced level photography course connecting contemporary photography practices with individual student directions. Emphasis is placed on developing advanced visual and technical skills and conceptual approaches, and preparation for thesis level work in photography. Note: Students must provide a digital camera capable of manual exposure and raw image capture and an external hard drive. Prerequisites: ART-344 or ART-346

ART-448X/DMS-548 Videography II

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Use skills gained in Art 347 to produce a short nonfiction video that promotes an idea, for example, a company profile, event promotion, advocacy or fundraising video, or mini-documentary. Topics will include treatments and proposals, planning, research and fact checking, interviewing, shot coverage, editing process, narrative structure and creative approach, and dissemination of the final product. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW, ENG-110, COMM-100, and ART-347 or permission of instructor FILA general education: experiential learning

ART-470 Special Topics

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

A study of specific topics related to studio art and art history. May be taken more than once provided different topics are covered.

ART-471 Special Topics in Photography

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

A study of specific topics related to photography including mixed media and alternative process, creating and publishing a photography book, and conservation photography. May be taken more than once provided different topics are covered. Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing or permission of instructor Corequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW; and ENG-110

ART-490 Independent Study

Credits: 3 Term Offered: All Terms

Upon approval of the department and the division head, a student with a cumulative grade point average of 2.20 or better may engage in an independent study or research project. One desiring to pursue independent study or research must submit a written description of the proposed work to the chair of the appropriate department and to the appropriate division head prior to the last day of the drop and add period for the semester in which the study is to be conducted. At the end of the semester, the supervising professor files with the registrar a grade for the student and a description of the work accomplished. Credit may be received for no more than three independent studies or research projects.

Capstone

Two courses (6 credits):

ART-451 Senior Thesis

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

A senior capstone course in which students propose and produce a body of original creative work for a senior exhibition. Work is made independently with oversight provided by weekly critique sessions with classmates and the professor. Prerequisite: senior art majors

ART-461 Professional Practices

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Practical preparation for professional practice in art and the creative professions. Topics include but are not limited to careers, professional organizations, self-promotion, grants, fellowships and residencies, taxes, and preparing an exhibit. Prerequisite: senior art majors

Digital Media Arts Major

Degree Type Offered: B.A. Major

Requires a bachelor of arts degree and consists of a minimum of 30 semester hours distributed as follows.

Note:  Students majoring in Digital Media Arts may not major or minor in Art.

Foundation

Two courses (6 credits):

ART-120 Introduction to Visual Design

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

A studio project-based introduction to the elements and principles of 2-D and 3-D design in visual art and communication contexts. Emphasis is on visual problem solving, mastery of visual design principles, technical proficiency, and critical analysis of how visual images communicate. This course provides a foundation for students planning to take advanced courses in any art media and other fields in which visual imagery plays an important role. As a stand-alone course Art 120 provides critical and practical skills related to visual communication.

ART-130 Introduction to Drawing

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

A studio based exploration of drawing from observation using basic materials like graphite and charcoal. This course investigates drawing as a process generating and critically evaluating visual ideas as well as producing visual imagery. Art 130 is a foundation course for students planning to take advanced art courses in any medium. As a stand-alone, this course builds practical and theoretical skills in seeing and making the 2-D images we call drawings. Corequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW FILA general education: fine arts & music

Context

Three courses (9 credits):

COMM-240 Contemporary Media Industries

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Examines how electronic media industries have changed the way we produce and consume media products. The course will examine how the digital age has impacted notions of interactivity, virtual space, media production, networks and credibility. Particular attention will be paid to the social, economic and political implications of these changes.

ART-300W Modern & Post-Modern Art

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Critical study of the visual arts of the last 100 years with emphasis on understanding the implications of the concepts we know as modernism and postmodernism. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW; ENG 110 FILA general Education: fine arts & music and writing intensive

-or-

ART-301W Perspectives on Contemporary Art

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

This course is a critical exploration into the views and theories shaping the production of art from the late 20th century into the early 21st century. Starting with an understanding of postmodernism in an art context, this course examines the impacts of globalization, identity, representation and environmental issues as major paradigms shaping contemporary art practice. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW and ENG-110 FILA general education: fine arts & music and writing intensive

COMM-410E Communication Law and Ethics in a Digital Age

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Analytical survey of ethical and legal issues pertaining to communication professionals, focusing on the new digital media landscape. Issues explored include First Amendments rights, public affairs journalism, copyright, defamation, obscenity, censorship, licensing, corporate and governmental communications, and the Digital Millennium Act. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW and ENG-110 FILA general education: ethical reasoning

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PWR-319 Publishing and Marketing

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Surveys industry processes, including manuscript acquisition, editing, design, distribution, promotion and sales. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW and ENG-110

Production

Student must complete a minimum of 15 credit hours from the list below. At least one course must be at the 400-level or above.

ART-322 Web Design and Development

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Design and construct websites using current HTML and CSS standards and digital tools including Brackets, Dreamweaver and Photoshop. Emphasis on design process, content development and professional workflows.

ART-323 Graphic Design

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

A studio based exploration into visual communication with typography and images using Adobe Creative Cloud applications. Emphasis is placed on the design process and creative thinking. Corequisite: ENG-110 FILA general education: fine arts and music

ART-328 The Book Arts

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

An interdisciplinary hands-on workshop in creating artist's books-works of art conceived and produced in book form. Book binding techniques and experimental approaches to narrative, materials and form are emphasized.

ART-344 Photography

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Learn to skillfully and confidently use digital cameras and software including Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop to create compelling photographs. Emphasis is placed on composition, visual communication and creative process in a contemporary photography context. Note: Students must provide a digital camera capable of manual exposure and Raw image capture. Corequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW FILA general education: fine arts and music

ART-346 Studio Photography

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Learn skills and concepts for studio lighting of portraits, objects and environments using continuous lights, strobes, on-camera lighting and special effects such as light painting. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW FILA general education: fine arts and music

ART-347 Videography I

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Learn the fundamentals of video production including camera operation and control, stationary and moving camera techniques, audio recording, natural and artificial lighting, framing and shot structure, and use of nonlinear editing software. Students will complete hands-on exercises and assignments designed to build strong visual and technical skills needed to produce effective videos and short films. Corequisites: COMM-100, ENG-110, FILA-150 or FILA-350EW FILA general education: fine arts and music

ART-422/DMS-522 Web Design and Development II

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

A continuation of Art 322 using team-based approaches to web design and development. Emphasis is placed on developing fully responsive websites and designing for interactivity. Prerequisites: ENG-110, COMM-100, and ART-322, or permission of instructor

ART-423/DMS-523 Graphic Design II

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Build on skills gained in Art 323 to produce real and realistic design products for print and screen. Emphasis is placed on the production process from information gathering and research to strategy, concept development and completion. Prerequisites: ENG-110, COMM-100, and ART-323, or permission of instructor

ART-444 Advanced Photography

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

An advanced level photography course connecting contemporary photography practices with individual student directions. Emphasis is placed on developing advanced visual and technical skills and conceptual approaches, and preparation for thesis level work in photography. Note: Students must provide a digital camera capable of manual exposure and raw image capture and an external hard drive. Prerequisites: ART-344 or ART-346

ART-448X/DMS-548 Videography II

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Use skills gained in Art 347 to produce a short nonfiction video that promotes an idea, for example, a company profile, event promotion, advocacy or fundraising video, or mini-documentary. Topics will include treatments and proposals, planning, research and fact checking, interviewing, shot coverage, editing process, narrative structure and creative approach, and dissemination of the final product. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW, ENG-110, COMM-100, and ART-347 or permission of instructor FILA general education: experiential learning

ART-471 Special Topics in Photography

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

A study of specific topics related to photography including mixed media and alternative process, creating and publishing a photography book, and conservation photography. May be taken more than once provided different topics are covered. Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing or permission of instructor Corequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW; and ENG-110

COMM/MUS-309X/DMS-509 Audio Production

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

This course provides a hands-on introduction to the world of modern multi-track recording. Students will gain experience with the equipment fundamental to audio engineering and production, including recording consoles, microphones, equalizers, time-based effects and Avid Pro Tools; the industry standard digital audio workstation. Participants will engage in a variety of projects which demonstrate the breadth of activity of an audio engineer. These include creating a podcast and engaging in a series of real world sessions with professional recording artists. Through these sessions, the techniques of recording, editing, mixing and mastering audio will be explored. Prerequisite: COMM-100 FILA general education: experiential learning Meets first 12 weeks. (Cross-listed as MUS-309X)

CSCI-105 Introduction to Programming

Credits: 4 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

This course is an introduction to computer programming using Java, a contemporary object-oriented language. Topics covered include the Java programming language ad fundamental concepts for algorithm and software design. These include problem-solving methods, procedural and data abstraction, top-down modular design and proper programming style. Students gain experience using these skills to design, code, debug, and document computer programs. The course contains 3 credit hours of lecture and 2 hours of lab per week.

CSCI-240 Web API Programming Using Facebook

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

This course focuses on the JavaScript programming language. Students learn how to use JavaScript, a browser's DOM and BOM to dynamically manipulate web pages. JQuery and web application programming interfaces (APIs) for web services such as Facebook and Google Maps are also discussed. Prerequisite: CSCI-105 Alternate years: offered 2020-2021

CSCI-305 Animation and 3D Programming

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Introduction to 3D graphics and animation using JavaScript and the Babylon.js API. Scenes, cameras, lighting, shadows, materials, collision avoidance, and physics engines are discussed. Prerequisite: CSCI-240 Alternate years: offered 2019-2020

Capstone

Two courses (6 credits):

ART-451 Senior Thesis

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

A senior capstone course in which students propose and produce a body of original creative work for a senior exhibition. Work is made independently with oversight provided by weekly critique sessions with classmates and the professor. Prerequisite: senior art majors

ART-480 Internship

Credits: 3 Term Offered: All Terms

Provides an opportunity for a student to gain field experience in an area related to the student's concentration or career goals. Supervision of an intern is provided by an appropriate faculty member and by a staff member of the agency or business in which the student is an intern. A student who wishes to engage in an internship must consult with the appropriate faculty member at least eight weeks in advance of the start of the term in which the internship is to be completed. A description of the internship, signed by the student and the faculty sponsor, must be filed with the director of internships by the first day of the semester prior to the start of the internship. Approval of each application for an internship is made by the director of internships based upon policies and guidelines as approved by the Council on Education and the faculty. To be considered for an internship, a student must have junior or senior status and at least a 2.00 grade point average. Internships are graded on an S or U basis. A student may enroll in an internship program for 3 credits per semester, and internship credit may be earned in subsequent semesters subject to the limitations that no more than two internships may be pursued in any one agency or business and a maximum of 9 credits in internships may be applied toward graduation.

Art Minor

Degree Type Offered: Minor

Consists of a minimum of 18 semester hours distributed as follows:

Foundation

Two courses (6 credits):

ART-120 Introduction to Visual Design

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

A studio project-based introduction to the elements and principles of 2-D and 3-D design in visual art and communication contexts. Emphasis is on visual problem solving, mastery of visual design principles, technical proficiency, and critical analysis of how visual images communicate. This course provides a foundation for students planning to take advanced courses in any art media and other fields in which visual imagery plays an important role. As a stand-alone course Art 120 provides critical and practical skills related to visual communication.

ART-130 Introduction to Drawing

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

A studio based exploration of drawing from observation using basic materials like graphite and charcoal. This course investigates drawing as a process generating and critically evaluating visual ideas as well as producing visual imagery. Art 130 is a foundation course for students planning to take advanced art courses in any medium. As a stand-alone, this course builds practical and theoretical skills in seeing and making the 2-D images we call drawings. Corequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW FILA general education: fine arts & music

Art History

Select one course (3 credits):

ART-200W Survey of Art History (prehistory to 1400)

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

An overview of the history of art from the mysterious cave paintings and carvings of the Paleolithic to the towering structures of Gothic cathedrals. This course is a requirement for art majors and minors and is very highly recommended to other students as a visual approach to the study of history and society. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW; ENG 110 FILA general Education: fine arts & music and writing intensive

ART-201 Survey of Art History (1400 to Present)

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

An overview of the history of art from the Renaissance to the present. This course is a requirement for art majors and minors and is very highly recommended for other students as a visual approach to the study of history and society. Corequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW FILA general Education: fine arts & music

ART-300W Modern & Post-Modern Art

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Critical study of the visual arts of the last 100 years with emphasis on understanding the implications of the concepts we know as modernism and postmodernism. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW; ENG 110 FILA general Education: fine arts & music and writing intensive

ART-301W Perspectives on Contemporary Art

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

This course is a critical exploration into the views and theories shaping the production of art from the late 20th century into the early 21st century. Starting with an understanding of postmodernism in an art context, this course examines the impacts of globalization, identity, representation and environmental issues as major paradigms shaping contemporary art practice. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW and ENG-110 FILA general education: fine arts & music and writing intensive

Studio Focus

Select two courses (6 credits):

ART-310 Ceramic Sculpture

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Studio course working with clay to create sculptural forms using coils, slabs and press molds. Corequisite: ENG-110 FILA general education: fine arts & music

ART-311 Wheel Thrown Ceramics I

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Studio introduction to the potter's wheel as a tool in the production of functional and sculptural clay forms. Corequisite: ENG-110 FILA general education: fine arts & music

ART-315 Wood Sculpture

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Students conceptualize and create sculptural objects using wood as a primary material while gaining experience using hand and power tools and learning techniques including joining, laminating, fabricating, and carving. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW FILA general education: fine arts and music

ART-316 Metal Sculpture

Credits: 3 Term Offered: May Term

Studio exploration of solving and designing and personal expression in metal fabrication using arc welding, plasma cutting, oxy/acetylene welding and cutting, cold metal work, mechanical fastenings, and MIG welding.

ART-322 Web Design and Development

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Design and construct websites using current HTML and CSS standards and digital tools including Brackets, Dreamweaver and Photoshop. Emphasis on design process, content development and professional workflows.

ART-323 Graphic Design

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

A studio based exploration into visual communication with typography and images using Adobe Creative Cloud applications. Emphasis is placed on the design process and creative thinking. Corequisite: ENG-110 FILA general education: fine arts and music

ART-328 The Book Arts

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

An interdisciplinary hands-on workshop in creating artist's books-works of art conceived and produced in book form. Book binding techniques and experimental approaches to narrative, materials and form are emphasized.

ART-331 Collage and Assemblage

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Learn skills and concepts for collage and assemblage, the re-purposing of 2D and 3D found images and objects into unique works of fine art. This class will examine the history and evolution of collage and assemblage, and its place in the world of fine art, applied arts, and advertising. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW, and ENG-110 FILA general education: fine arts & music

ART-332 Drawing Marathon

Credits: 3 Term Offered: May Term

This intensive studio course will use drawing methods and materials to explore abstraction. Students begin by making drawings from observation, then collectively and collaboratively engage processes that move the drawings from representation to abstraction. Students are encouraged to be courageously curious and experimental in their work. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW, and ENG-110 FILA general education: fine arts and music

ART-335 Painting

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

A project based investigation of the materials, practices, and aesthetics of painting with emphasis on how these three elements work together to create compelling 2-D colored images. This course provides practical and theoretical foundations for four hundred-level courses in drawing and painting and for independent work in these media. Corequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW FILA general education: fine arts and music

ART-344 Photography

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Learn to skillfully and confidently use digital cameras and software including Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop to create compelling photographs. Emphasis is placed on composition, visual communication and creative process in a contemporary photography context. Note: Students must provide a digital camera capable of manual exposure and Raw image capture. Corequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW FILA general education: fine arts and music

ART-346 Studio Photography

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Learn skills and concepts for studio lighting of portraits, objects and environments using continuous lights, strobes, on-camera lighting and special effects such as light painting. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW FILA general education: fine arts and music

ART-347 Videography I

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Learn the fundamentals of video production including camera operation and control, stationary and moving camera techniques, audio recording, natural and artificial lighting, framing and shot structure, and use of nonlinear editing software. Students will complete hands-on exercises and assignments designed to build strong visual and technical skills needed to produce effective videos and short films. Corequisites: COMM-100, ENG-110, FILA-150 or FILA-350EW FILA general education: fine arts and music

ART-448X Videography II

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Use skills gained in Art 347 to produce a short nonfiction video that promotes an idea, for example, a company profile, event promotion, advocacy or fundraising video, or mini-documentary. Topics will include treatments and proposals, planning, research and fact checking, interviewing, shot coverage, editing process, narrative structure and creative approach, and dissemination of the final product. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW, ENG-110, COMM-100, and ART-347 or permission of instructor FILA general education: experiential learning

Capstone

Select one course (3 credits):

ART-411 Wheel Thrown Ceramics II

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

A continuation of ART 311, building more advanced forms including multiples, large-scale pieces, and sculptural forms. Emphasis is on personal experimentation and expression through aesthetic forms and advanced instruction in materials and surface techniques. Prerequisite: ART-311 or permission of department

ART-415 Advanced Sculpture

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

An advanced course in which students develop a series of related sculptural forms in a specific medium. The focus is on in-depth exploration of materials, advanced techniques, and the development of individual working processes and creative voices. Knowledge of historical and contemporary sculpture is emphasized. Prerequisite: ART-115

ART-430 Advanced Drawing

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

An advanced-level studio course in drawing, exploring the potential of various drawing media. Emphasis on advanced mastery of drawing and composition skills and on the development of individual interests and concepts conveyed through drawing. Prerequisites: ART-130 or ART-335

ART-435 Advanced Painting

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

An advanced-level studio course in painting, exploring the technical and conceptual potential media (oil, acrylic, other water-based paints, and mixed media/collage) and color composition. Emphasis on advanced mastery of painting and compositional skills and on the development of individual interests and concepts conveyed through painting. Prerequisites: ART-130 or ART-335

ART-470 Special Topics

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

A study of specific topics related to studio art and art history. May be taken more than once provided different topics are covered.

ART-471 Special Topics in Photography

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

A study of specific topics related to photography including mixed media and alternative process, creating and publishing a photography book, and conservation photography. May be taken more than once provided different topics are covered. Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing or permission of instructor Corequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW; and ENG-110

ART-490 Independent Study

Credits: 3 Term Offered: All Terms

Upon approval of the department and the division head, a student with a cumulative grade point average of 2.20 or better may engage in an independent study or research project. One desiring to pursue independent study or research must submit a written description of the proposed work to the chair of the appropriate department and to the appropriate division head prior to the last day of the drop and add period for the semester in which the study is to be conducted. At the end of the semester, the supervising professor files with the registrar a grade for the student and a description of the work accomplished. Credit may be received for no more than three independent studies or research projects.

Digital Media Concentration

Degree Type Offered: Concentration

The Digital Media concentration consists of 12 credit hours and is designed for students in any major wishing to develop broad creative, visual and technical skills in photography, video, web design and graphic design. Introduction to Visual Design, while not a digital course, provides foundation skills in visual design essential to creating effective communication in any visual medium and is strongly recommended as a first course.

Required course (3 credits):

ART-120 Introduction to Visual Design

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

A studio project-based introduction to the elements and principles of 2-D and 3-D design in visual art and communication contexts. Emphasis is on visual problem solving, mastery of visual design principles, technical proficiency, and critical analysis of how visual images communicate. This course provides a foundation for students planning to take advanced courses in any art media and other fields in which visual imagery plays an important role. As a stand-alone course Art 120 provides critical and practical skills related to visual communication.

Select three courses (9 credits):

ART-322 Web Design and Development

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Design and construct websites using current HTML and CSS standards and digital tools including Brackets, Dreamweaver and Photoshop. Emphasis on design process, content development and professional workflows.

ART-323 Graphic Design

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

A studio based exploration into visual communication with typography and images using Adobe Creative Cloud applications. Emphasis is placed on the design process and creative thinking. Corequisite: ENG-110 FILA general education: fine arts and music

ART-344 Photography

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Learn to skillfully and confidently use digital cameras and software including Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop to create compelling photographs. Emphasis is placed on composition, visual communication and creative process in a contemporary photography context. Note: Students must provide a digital camera capable of manual exposure and Raw image capture. Corequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW FILA general education: fine arts and music

ART-347 Videography I

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Learn the fundamentals of video production including camera operation and control, stationary and moving camera techniques, audio recording, natural and artificial lighting, framing and shot structure, and use of nonlinear editing software. Students will complete hands-on exercises and assignments designed to build strong visual and technical skills needed to produce effective videos and short films. Corequisites: COMM-100, ENG-110, FILA-150 or FILA-350EW FILA general education: fine arts and music

Multimedia Authoring Concentration

Degree Type Offered: Concentration

The Multimedia Authoring concentration consists of 12 credits and combines theory and practice in contemporary media writing and public relations with hands-on experience in photography, videography and design. This concentration is open to students in any major wishing to develop the skills to both author and produce effective multimedia communications in a new media journalism and public relations context.

Required course (3 credits):

COMM/ENG-255W Introduction to News Writing

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Teaches students the basic skills of researching, investigating and writing in a variety of formats. Emphasis on identification of the writing structures used by contemporary media writers and utilization of these structures in original pieces researched and written by the students. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW and ENG-110 FILA general education: writing intensive (Cross-listed as PWR-255W)

Select one course (3 credits):

COMM/ENG-305 Multimedia Reporting and Writing

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Builds on the skills-oriented approach of COMM/PWR-255W by putting theory behind the practice of writing. Through individual and group writing projects, students work toward understanding the increasingly complex definition of news, its blurring line with entertainment, and the dynamic interplay between technologies and audiences. Prerequisite: COMM/PWR-255W or permission of instructor Offered alternate years: 2020-2021 (Cross-listed as PWR-305)

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COMM-347 Strategic Public Relations

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

This course will cover strategic planning and specialized public relations issues. Issues include risks, crisis management, social marketing campaigns, and corporate and non-profit communication. Students will learn and apply advanced public relations theories and skills to case studies and real-life situations. Prerequisites: COMM/PWR-255W and one of the following courses ART-322, ART-323, ART-344, ART-347

Select one course (3 credits):

ART-322 Web Design and Development

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Design and construct websites using current HTML and CSS standards and digital tools including Brackets, Dreamweaver and Photoshop. Emphasis on design process, content development and professional workflows.

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ART-323 Graphic Design

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

A studio based exploration into visual communication with typography and images using Adobe Creative Cloud applications. Emphasis is placed on the design process and creative thinking. Corequisite: ENG-110 FILA general education: fine arts and music

Select one course (3 credits):

ART-344 Photography

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Learn to skillfully and confidently use digital cameras and software including Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop to create compelling photographs. Emphasis is placed on composition, visual communication and creative process in a contemporary photography context. Note: Students must provide a digital camera capable of manual exposure and Raw image capture. Corequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW FILA general education: fine arts and music

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ART-347 Videography I

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Learn the fundamentals of video production including camera operation and control, stationary and moving camera techniques, audio recording, natural and artificial lighting, framing and shot structure, and use of nonlinear editing software. Students will complete hands-on exercises and assignments designed to build strong visual and technical skills needed to produce effective videos and short films. Corequisites: COMM-100, ENG-110, FILA-150 or FILA-350EW FILA general education: fine arts and music

Endorsement in Visual Arts (PreK-12)

Degree Type Offered: Teacher Licensure

Requires the same education course sequence as for secondary licensure.  Refer to the Teacher Education Program.

Courses

ART-115 Introduction to Sculpture

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

An introductory exploration of 3-D forms in various materials including wood, clay, plaster, and metals. Emphasis in this course is on developing technical and critical skills in the sculpture studio. This course is designed to provide a foundation for students planning to take advanced sculpture and ceramics courses. Art 115 also functions as a stand-alone introduction to the technical and critical aesthetic fundamentals of sculpture. Corequisite: ENG-110 FILA general Education: fine arts & music

ART-120 Introduction to Visual Design

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

A studio project-based introduction to the elements and principles of 2-D and 3-D design in visual art and communication contexts. Emphasis is on visual problem solving, mastery of visual design principles, technical proficiency, and critical analysis of how visual images communicate. This course provides a foundation for students planning to take advanced courses in any art media and other fields in which visual imagery plays an important role. As a stand-alone course Art 120 provides critical and practical skills related to visual communication.

ART-130 Introduction to Drawing

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

A studio based exploration of drawing from observation using basic materials like graphite and charcoal. This course investigates drawing as a process generating and critically evaluating visual ideas as well as producing visual imagery. Art 130 is a foundation course for students planning to take advanced art courses in any medium. As a stand-alone, this course builds practical and theoretical skills in seeing and making the 2-D images we call drawings. Corequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW FILA general education: fine arts & music

ART-200W Survey of Art History (prehistory to 1400)

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

An overview of the history of art from the mysterious cave paintings and carvings of the Paleolithic to the towering structures of Gothic cathedrals. This course is a requirement for art majors and minors and is very highly recommended to other students as a visual approach to the study of history and society. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW; ENG 110 FILA general Education: fine arts & music and writing intensive

ART-201 Survey of Art History (1400 to Present)

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

An overview of the history of art from the Renaissance to the present. This course is a requirement for art majors and minors and is very highly recommended for other students as a visual approach to the study of history and society. Corequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW FILA general Education: fine arts & music

ART-300W Modern & Post-Modern Art

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Critical study of the visual arts of the last 100 years with emphasis on understanding the implications of the concepts we know as modernism and postmodernism. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW; ENG 110 FILA general Education: fine arts & music and writing intensive

ART-301W Perspectives on Contemporary Art

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

This course is a critical exploration into the views and theories shaping the production of art from the late 20th century into the early 21st century. Starting with an understanding of postmodernism in an art context, this course examines the impacts of globalization, identity, representation and environmental issues as major paradigms shaping contemporary art practice. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW and ENG-110 FILA general education: fine arts & music and writing intensive

ART-305X Museums and Galleries

Credits: 3 Term Offered: May Term

A critical study of the visual arts understood through the institutions we call museums and galleries. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW FILA general education: experiential learning

ART-307X Visual Arts of Spain

Credits: 3 Term Offered: May Term

An introduction to the visual arts and culture of Spain. Emphasis is on both historical and contemporary works of art and architecture, taking into consideration who and what influenced the artists and architects. Students are introduced to Spanish culture through food, music, markets, historical landmarks, and its landscapes and cityscapes. Visits include art and history museums, local markets, castles, cathedrals and other culturally relevant sites. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW FILA general education: world cultures and experiential learning

ART-309 The Artist's Studio & Society

Credits: 3 Term Offered: May Term

Critical examination of where, why and how visual artists work. Considers the relationships between artists and the communities in which they live and work.

ART-310 Ceramic Sculpture

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Studio course working with clay to create sculptural forms using coils, slabs and press molds. Corequisite: ENG-110 FILA general education: fine arts & music

ART-311 Wheel Thrown Ceramics I

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Studio introduction to the potter's wheel as a tool in the production of functional and sculptural clay forms. Corequisite: ENG-110 FILA general education: fine arts & music

ART-315 Wood Sculpture

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Students conceptualize and create sculptural objects using wood as a primary material while gaining experience using hand and power tools and learning techniques including joining, laminating, fabricating, and carving. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW FILA general education: fine arts and music

ART-316 Metal Sculpture

Credits: 3 Term Offered: May Term

Studio exploration of solving and designing and personal expression in metal fabrication using arc welding, plasma cutting, oxy/acetylene welding and cutting, cold metal work, mechanical fastenings, and MIG welding.

ART-322 Web Design and Development

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Design and construct websites using current HTML and CSS standards and digital tools including Brackets, Dreamweaver and Photoshop. Emphasis on design process, content development and professional workflows.

ART-323 Graphic Design

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

A studio based exploration into visual communication with typography and images using Adobe Creative Cloud applications. Emphasis is placed on the design process and creative thinking. Corequisite: ENG-110 FILA general education: fine arts and music

ART-328 The Book Arts

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

An interdisciplinary hands-on workshop in creating artist's books-works of art conceived and produced in book form. Book binding techniques and experimental approaches to narrative, materials and form are emphasized.

ART-331 Collage and Assemblage

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Learn skills and concepts for collage and assemblage, the re-purposing of 2D and 3D found images and objects into unique works of fine art. This class will examine the history and evolution of collage and assemblage, and its place in the world of fine art, applied arts, and advertising. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW, and ENG-110 FILA general education: fine arts & music

ART-332 Drawing Marathon

Credits: 3 Term Offered: May Term

This intensive studio course will use drawing methods and materials to explore abstraction. Students begin by making drawings from observation, then collectively and collaboratively engage processes that move the drawings from representation to abstraction. Students are encouraged to be courageously curious and experimental in their work. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW, and ENG-110 FILA general education: fine arts and music

ART-335 Painting

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

A project based investigation of the materials, practices, and aesthetics of painting with emphasis on how these three elements work together to create compelling 2-D colored images. This course provides practical and theoretical foundations for four hundred-level courses in drawing and painting and for independent work in these media. Corequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW FILA general education: fine arts and music

ART-344 Photography

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Learn to skillfully and confidently use digital cameras and software including Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop to create compelling photographs. Emphasis is placed on composition, visual communication and creative process in a contemporary photography context. Note: Students must provide a digital camera capable of manual exposure and Raw image capture. Corequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW FILA general education: fine arts and music

ART-346 Studio Photography

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Learn skills and concepts for studio lighting of portraits, objects and environments using continuous lights, strobes, on-camera lighting and special effects such as light painting. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW FILA general education: fine arts and music

ART-347 Videography I

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Learn the fundamentals of video production including camera operation and control, stationary and moving camera techniques, audio recording, natural and artificial lighting, framing and shot structure, and use of nonlinear editing software. Students will complete hands-on exercises and assignments designed to build strong visual and technical skills needed to produce effective videos and short films. Corequisites: COMM-100, ENG-110, FILA-150 or FILA-350EW FILA general education: fine arts and music

ART-411 Wheel Thrown Ceramics II

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

A continuation of ART 311, building more advanced forms including multiples, large-scale pieces, and sculptural forms. Emphasis is on personal experimentation and expression through aesthetic forms and advanced instruction in materials and surface techniques. Prerequisite: ART-311 or permission of department

ART-415 Advanced Sculpture

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

An advanced course in which students develop a series of related sculptural forms in a specific medium. The focus is on in-depth exploration of materials, advanced techniques, and the development of individual working processes and creative voices. Knowledge of historical and contemporary sculpture is emphasized. Prerequisite: ART-115

ART-422 Web Design and Development II

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

A continuation of Art 322 using team-based approaches to web design and development. Emphasis is placed on developing fully responsive websites and designing for interactivity. Prerequisites: ENG-110, COMM-100, and ART-322, or permission of instructor

ART-423 Graphic Design II

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Build on skills gained in Art 323 to produce real and realistic design products for print and screen. Emphasis is placed on the production process from information gathering and research to strategy, concept development and completion. Prerequisites: ENG-110, COMM-100, and ART-323, or permission of instructor

ART-430 Advanced Drawing

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

An advanced-level studio course in drawing, exploring the potential of various drawing media. Emphasis on advanced mastery of drawing and composition skills and on the development of individual interests and concepts conveyed through drawing. Prerequisites: ART-130 or ART-335

ART-435 Advanced Painting

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

An advanced-level studio course in painting, exploring the technical and conceptual potential media (oil, acrylic, other water-based paints, and mixed media/collage) and color composition. Emphasis on advanced mastery of painting and compositional skills and on the development of individual interests and concepts conveyed through painting. Prerequisites: ART-130 or ART-335

ART-444 Advanced Photography

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

An advanced level photography course connecting contemporary photography practices with individual student directions. Emphasis is placed on developing advanced visual and technical skills and conceptual approaches, and preparation for thesis level work in photography. Note: Students must provide a digital camera capable of manual exposure and raw image capture and an external hard drive. Prerequisites: ART-344 or ART-346

ART-448X Videography II

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Use skills gained in Art 347 to produce a short nonfiction video that promotes an idea, for example, a company profile, event promotion, advocacy or fundraising video, or mini-documentary. Topics will include treatments and proposals, planning, research and fact checking, interviewing, shot coverage, editing process, narrative structure and creative approach, and dissemination of the final product. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW, ENG-110, COMM-100, and ART-347 or permission of instructor FILA general education: experiential learning

ART-451 Senior Thesis

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

A senior capstone course in which students propose and produce a body of original creative work for a senior exhibition. Work is made independently with oversight provided by weekly critique sessions with classmates and the professor. Prerequisite: senior art majors

ART-461 Professional Practices

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Practical preparation for professional practice in art and the creative professions. Topics include but are not limited to careers, professional organizations, self-promotion, grants, fellowships and residencies, taxes, and preparing an exhibit. Prerequisite: senior art majors

ART-470 Special Topics

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

A study of specific topics related to studio art and art history. May be taken more than once provided different topics are covered.

ART-471 Special Topics in Photography

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

A study of specific topics related to photography including mixed media and alternative process, creating and publishing a photography book, and conservation photography. May be taken more than once provided different topics are covered. Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing or permission of instructor Corequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW; and ENG-110

ART-480 Internship

Credits: 3 Term Offered: All Terms

Provides an opportunity for a student to gain field experience in an area related to the student's concentration or career goals. Supervision of an intern is provided by an appropriate faculty member and by a staff member of the agency or business in which the student is an intern. A student who wishes to engage in an internship must consult with the appropriate faculty member at least eight weeks in advance of the start of the term in which the internship is to be completed. A description of the internship, signed by the student and the faculty sponsor, must be filed with the director of internships by the first day of the semester prior to the start of the internship. Approval of each application for an internship is made by the director of internships based upon policies and guidelines as approved by the Council on Education and the faculty. To be considered for an internship, a student must have junior or senior status and at least a 2.00 grade point average. Internships are graded on an S or U basis. A student may enroll in an internship program for 3 credits per semester, and internship credit may be earned in subsequent semesters subject to the limitations that no more than two internships may be pursued in any one agency or business and a maximum of 9 credits in internships may be applied toward graduation.

ART-490 Independent Study

Credits: 3 Term Offered: All Terms

Upon approval of the department and the division head, a student with a cumulative grade point average of 2.20 or better may engage in an independent study or research project. One desiring to pursue independent study or research must submit a written description of the proposed work to the chair of the appropriate department and to the appropriate division head prior to the last day of the drop and add period for the semester in which the study is to be conducted. At the end of the semester, the supervising professor files with the registrar a grade for the student and a description of the work accomplished. Credit may be received for no more than three independent studies or research projects.

ART-491 Research

Credits: 3 Term Offered: All Terms

Upon approval of the department and the division head, a student with a cumulative grade point average of 2.20 or better may engage in an independent study or research project. One desiring to pursue independent study or research must submit a written description of the proposed work to the chair of the appropriate department and to the appropriate division head prior to the last day of the drop and add period for the semester in which the study is to be conducted. At the end of the semester, the supervising professor files with the registrar a grade for the student and a description of the work accomplished. Credit may be received for not more than three independent studies or research projects.

ART-499 Honors Project

Credits: 3 Term Offered: All Terms

An honors project is one in which a student researches a subject, by examination of relevant literature or by experimentation or both; the student reports the results in an accurately documented and well-written paper or appropriate representation of the work. Whenever the study deals with the subject of an established course, the student is expected to go well beyond the usual work of the course in research and in assimilation of the results as revealed in the report. Juniors and seniors with a cumulative grade point average of 3.40 or above may register for an honors project. One desiring to pursue an honors project must submit a written description of his or her proposed work to the chair of the appropriate department and to the appropriate division head prior to the last day of the drop and add period for the semester in which the study is to be conducted. Upon the completion of the honors project, the student must present an oral defense of his or her project. The final grade must include a satisfactory performance on the oral defense, assessed by a three-faculty member team. The project advisor will authorize the make-up of the oral defense team and will assign the final grade on the project. The honors project title will be noted on the student's transcript. It is the student's responsibility to provide a copy of the written paper or appropriate representation of the work to the library in compliance with specifications approved by the Council on Education. The library director arranges for binding and storage.