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ART 101
Introduction to Visual Arts [Lecture] (2.0)
(Liberal Arts)
Studio exercises and studies in art history enable the student to increase perception and understanding of the structural beauty manifested in art as well as nature. Slide lectures, field trips to museums and galleries, and various studio experiences are used to increase the student's visual awareness and appreciation of art.

ART 102
Foundations - Drawing [Studio Art Course] (3.0)

This introduction to drawing as a discipline is designed to increase the student's observation and awareness of form inherent in vision. Various elements of visual form are studied through a variety of subjects and materials. Course fee applicable.

ART 103
Foundations 2-D Design [Studio Art Course] (3.0)

An introduction to basic elements of two-dimensional work, the course includes work in color, texture, and composition. Course fee applicable.

ART 104
Foundations 3-D Design [Studio Art Course] (3.0)

An introduction to the concepts and materials involved in three-dimensional work, this course emphasizes structural problems and methods of construction. Prerequisites: ART 102 and 103 or permission of the instructor. Course fee applicable.

ART 105
Foundations: Digital Media Art [Studio Art Course] (3.0)

This course is a foundational survey of formal properties and concepts in electronic visual art. Coincidental within the art major curriculum with Foundations - Drawing, Foundations - 2D Design, and Foundations - 3D Design, this is an introduction to the process and vocabulary of making and understanding art created primarily with digital tools. This includes a discussion of Time and Interactivity as formal elements, as well as an introduction to dominant software programs in the field. Prerequisites: ART 102 and 103 or permission of the instructor. Course fee applicable.

ART 191
Ancient to Medieval Art History [Lecture] (3.0)
(Liberal Arts)
This course surveys the development of visual art from ancient through medieval times. (See also ART 291 and 391.) (Offered every third semester)

ART 225
Figure Drawing [Studio Art Course] (3.0)

This foundation drawing course using the human figure continues to emphasize drawing materials and process. Prerequisite: ART 102, 103, 104, and 105 or permission of the instructor. Course fee applicable.

ART 230
Painting I [Studio Art Course] (3.0)

In this beginning course, students explore the understanding of color and form as manifested in perceptual studies from landscape, still life, and the figure. A variety of problems is covered to develop proficiency in various painting media. (See also Art 330, 430). Prerequisites: ART 102, 103, 104, and 105 for Art majors or permission of the instructor. Course fee applicable.

ART 235
Ceramics I [Studio Art Course] (3.0)

This introduction to basic ceramics provides instruction in hand-building and wheel techniques as well as glazing and firing. (See also Art 335 and 435). Prerequisites: ART 102, 103, 104, and 105 or permission of the instructor. Course fee applicable.

ART 241
Sculpture I [Studio Art Course] (3.0)

Problems are structured to acquaint students with some of the following areas: carving construction, modeling, and casting. (See also Art 341 and 441). Prerequisites: ART 102, 103, 104, and 105 or permission of the instructor. Course fee applicable.

ART 245
Jewelry and Metals I [Studio Art Course] (3.0)

Students fabricate jewelry and make objects using materials such as brass, copper, silver, rare wood, and gemstones. Basic forming techniques are taught including cutting and piercing, forging, soldering, raising/forming, and casting. Course fee applicable.

ART 255
Textiles [Studio Art Course] (3.0)

This course provides experimental work in various textile techniques: weaving; fabric decorations, including batik, tie-dye and printing; non-loom structural techniques; spinning; and dyeing. Course fee applicable. (Offered on demand)

ART 256
Papermaking [Studio Art Course] (3.0)

Papermaking is designed as an introductory investigative studio with the primary goal of developing the conceptual knowledge and technical vocabulary of paper making as a visual arts medium. Papermaking relates specifically to the production of printed material, from the codex to the scroll, however paper is also a contemporary medium used in varied form from the sculpture to the installation. Various projects from the hand-pulled sheet to sculptural potential of paper will be explored. Course fee applicable. (Offered on demand)

ART 258
The Artistic Book [Studio Art Course] (3.0)

This course is designed as an introductory investigative studio with the primary goal of developing the conceptual knowledge and technical vocabulary to create artistic books. Prerequisites: ART 102, 103, 104, and 105 or permission of the instructor. Course fee applicable. (Offered alternate years)

ART 261
Introduction to Black and White Photographic Processes [Studio Art Course] (3.0)

This course is an introduction to the technical, aesthetic, and conceptual considerations of traditional black and white photography. Included in the assignments will be an investigation into the expressive possibilities of studio and darkroom processes. Students will additionally view and analyze the work of a diverse cross-section of historic and contemporary artists using black and white photography. Prerequisites: ART 102, 103, 104, and 105 or permission of the instructor. Course fee applicable. (Offered alternate years)

ART 265
Printmaking I [Studio Art Course] (3.0)

An introduction to the techniques and processes of relief and intaglio media, this course also considers the structural and expressive potential of the printmaking process. (See also Art 365 and 465). Prerequisites: ART 102, 103, 104, and 105 or permission of the instructor. Course fee applicable.

ART 270
Graphic Design I [Studio Art Course] (3.0)

An introductory study and practice of graphic design for commercial application and publication. This course includes reproduction processes, layout and design, visual communication, and the use of the computer in graphic design. Prerequisites: ART 102, 103, 104, 105, and 272 or permission of the instructor. Course fee applicable.

ART 271
Illustration [Studio Art Course] (3.0)

The emphasis in this course is on editorial advertising illustration using a variety of techniques, media, and styles for various markets and functions. Prerequisites: ART 102, 103, 104, and 105 or permission of the instructor. Course fee applicable. (Offered alternate years)

ART 272
Typography [Studio Art Course] (3.0)

An investigation into the historical and formal consideration of type as it relates to graphic design and visual communication, this course emphasizes computer application and contemporary typographical design and layout. Prerequisites: ART 102, 103, 104, and 105 or permission of the instructor. Course fee applicable.

ART 273
Introduction to Digital Imaging [Studio Art Course] (3.0)

This class examines the conceptual and technical skill required in creating compelling digital imagery. These skills include digital camera use, scanning, image manipulation, collage, and electronic painting. Prerequisites: ART 102, 103, 104, and 105 or permission of the instructor. Course fee applicable.

ART 274
Time, Motion, & Communication [Studio Art Course] (3.0)

This course is an introduction to Time as a formal element in motion graphics design. Projects will explore the differences in communication between word/book culture and image/digital culture. Emphasis will be on skills, terms, and concepts that encourage clear communication and expression. Typography will be a dominant feature of the graphics in motion, as well as graphic design and digital imaging. Prerequisites: ART 102, 103, 104, 105, and 273 or permission of the instructor. Course fee applicable.

ART 275
Introduction to Digital Video [Studio Art Course] (3.0)
(Liberal Arts)
This course is an introduction to the movie-making process using digital tools. Students will learn the basics of digital workflow: using a dv camera, editing in Final Cut Pro, and final output to DVD. Also covered are basic principles of storytelling, location production, and integration of titles and audio. Also listed as CMC 275. Prerequisites: ART 102, 103, 104, and 105 or permission of the instructor. Course fee applicable.

ART 280
Interactive Design I [Studio Art Course] (3.0)

The course addresses theory related to the foundational algorithms and research that go into the development of virtual character creation. Such interdisciplinary areas such as cognition, anatomy, visual culture, theater, psychology, and artificial intelligence converge to address the issues of animation of a virtual character. Prerequisites: ART 273, ART 274

ART 281
Web Design I [Studio Art Course] (3.0)

This course is an introduction to the Web design process. Students participating in this course will develop the basic skills required to create, publish, and maintain web sites from both a technical and aesthetic perspective. The course builds from a basic foundation of HTML and eventually incorporates other programs such as Dreamweaver and Flash. Also listed as CSC 215. Prerequisites: ART 102, 103, 104, 105, 273, and 274. Course fee applicable.

ART 291
Renaissance Art History [Lecture] (3.0)
(Liberal Arts)
The art and architecture from the Renaissance, Baroque, and Neo-Classic periods are surveyed. (Offered every third semester)

ART 300
Art Topics [Lecture] (3.0)

ART 300
Art Topics [Studio Art Course] (3.0)

This is a special topics course that covers subject matter not otherwise covered in the curriculum. Course fee applicable. (Offered on demand)

ART 318
Historical and Philosophical Methods of Art Education [Lecture] (3.0)
(Liberal Arts)
Students in this course will analyze the historical and philosophical underpinnings of past and present art education pedagogy. Specifically, students will learn educational history and philosophy, Christian education history, and art education history. Prerequisites: ART 102, 103, 104, and 105. Grade of B- required in ART 318 to advance in the Visual Art Education program.

ART 319
Cognitive Learning through Art Education Methods [Lecture] (3.0)

This course analyzes learning styles and cognitive theory in relationship to educating youth through the arts in grades K-12. Students will discuss a diversity of art materials and methods, relating them to integrated lessons addressing multiple student populations. (20 hours of observation participation experience). Prerequisites: ART 102, 103, 104, 105, and 318. Grade of B- required in ART 319 to advance in the Visual Art Education program.

ART 319
Cognitive Learning through Art Education Methods [OPE] (0.0)

(25 hours school-based field experience.) Students observe and participate in local school classrooms. To be taken concurrently with ART 419 by all ART Education majors.

ART 325
Experimental Media in Drawing [Studio Art Course] (3.0)

The main objective of this course is to expose the student to a number of contemporary approaches to drawing. This will be achieved by investigating a variety of media while at the same time discussing the philosophy of the discipline itself. The general concept is to develop a comprehensive vocabulary of materials and processes that the student can internalize and make use of in studies, assignments, and future works. In doing so, we may challenge the preconceptions or the traditional confines of drawing itself. Prerequisites: ART 102, 103, 104, and 105 or permission of the instructor. Course fee applicable.

ART 330
Painting II [Studio Art Course] (3.0)

This course offers continuing investigation of the formal issues of painting, using problems addressed by the various painting media. Prerequisites: ART 102, 103, 104, 105, and 230 or permission of the instructor. Course fee applicable.

ART 335
Ceramics II [Studio Art Course] (3.0)

In this intermediate level ceramics course, students are expected to develop proficiency in throwing and hand-building as well as glazing. Prerequisites: ART 102, 103, 104, 105, and 235 or permission of the instructor. Course fee applicable.

ART 341
Sculpture II [Studio Art Course] (3.0)

This course provides directed exploration of one or two sculptural methods to develop technical proficiency and conceptual growth. Prerequisites: ART 102, 103, 104, 105, and 241 or permission of the instructor. Course fee applicable.

ART 361
Advanced Black and White Photography [Studio Art Course] (3.0)

This course is a continuing investigation into the technical and aesthetic considerations of traditional black and white photography. This course is intended for the student interested in developing technical and conceptual skills within traditional black and white processes. Included in the assignments will be an investigation into the expressive possibilities of pinhole cameras, special-effect films, filters, chemicals, and manipulative studio and darkroom processes. Digital imaging will be introduced on a limited basis. Prerequisite: ART 261. Course fee applicable. (Offered on demand)

ART 362
Advanced Digital Photography [Studio Art Course] (3.0)

This course is a continuation of the technical and aesthetic considerations discussed in Introduction to Digital Imaging with a focus on digital photography. In this course, a variety of digital processes will be utilized to explore the creative possibilities of photography and photo based digital illustration. Students will explore the digital workflow, including camera operation, digital illustration methods, digital output and printing, and studio/location and strobe lighting. Through readings, discussions, lectures and critiques, students will analyze their own work and that of historic and contemporary image-makers, both digital and analog. Prerequisite: ART 273 or ART 261. Course fee applicable. (Offered Spring)

ART 365
Printmaking II [Studio Art Course] (3.0)

A continuation of the formal and technical issues in relief and intaglio media, this course places particular emphasis on color printing and multiple plate processes. Prerequisites: ART 102, 103, 104, 105, and 265. Course fee applicable.

ART 370
Graphic Design II [Studio Art Course] (3.0)

This course offers continued study and practice of graphic design for commercial application and publication. It includes further study of reproduction processes, layout and design, illustration, typography, visual communication, and the use of the computer in graphic design. Prerequisites: ART 102, 103, 104, 105, 270, and 272. Course fee applicable.

ART 375
Digital Video II - Documentary [Studio Art Course] (3.0)
(Liberal Arts)
This course is based around digital storytelling and the documentary form. Instruction focuses on an overview of the documentary process, including documentary form and style, preproduction, shooting, editing, and documentary structure. This course is intended to expand upon the skills and techniques introduced in Digital Video I, and adding more advanced editing techniques to the student's skill set. Additional effects techniques such as green screen are introduced. Course fee applicable. Also listed as CMC 375. Prerequisites: ART 275.

ART 380
Interactive Design II [Studio Art Course] (3.0)

This course is a continuation of Interactive Design I, intended to expand upon the skills and techniques introduced in Interactive Design I, and adding more advanced techniques to the student's skillset. Additional techniques are introduced. Couse Fee Applicable. Prerequisites: ART 102, 103, 104, 105, and 280.

ART 391
19th and 20th Century Art History [Lecture] (3.0)
(Liberal Arts)
Baroque to 1945 or End of World War II art is studied with particular attention given to the development of modern art. Prerequisites: ART 191 and 291 recommended. (Offered every third semester)

ART 421
Contemporary Issues in Art Education Methods [Lecture and Laboratory] (3.0)

This course analyzes current prospective instructional trends in art education. Course objectives focus on helping students execute learning experiences, conceptualized around the national standards of art education. This course presents instructional knowledge and techniques to integrate discursive views on art education while making educated instructional decisions in devising culturally responsive instruction. Also listed as EDU 421. Prerequisites: ART 102, 103, 104, 105, 318, and 319. Grade of B required in ART 421 to advance in the Visual Art Education program.

ART 421
Contemporary Issues in Art Education Methods [OPE] (0.0)

(25 hours school-based field experience.) Students observe and participate in local school classrooms. To be taken concurrently with ART 421 by all ART Education majors.

ART 422
Curriculum Theory and Assessment in Art Education Methods [Lecture and Laboratory] (3.0)

This course will provide art education majors with the opportunity to design, implement, and assess instructional strategies for art education instruction at the elementary and secondary level. Students examine a variety of existing curriculum and assessment models for coherence, sensitivity to the developmental growth of children, interdisciplinary strategies and clear delineation of content practice for the art classroom. Students will not only theoretically develop thematic unit lessons but implement them with actual teaching practice through our Creative Adventures Program. Prerequisites: ART 102, 103, 104, 105, 318, 319, and 421. Grade of B- required in ART 422 to advance in the Visual Art Education program. Course fee applicable.

ART 430
Painting III [Studio Art Course] (3.0)

Students are expected to develop a personal understanding of the media and to conceive and execute original work. Prerequisites: ART 102, 103, 104, 230, and 330. Course fee applicable.

ART 435
Ceramics III [Studio Art Course] (3.0)

In this continuation of Ceramics II, students are expected to work consistently with originality and technical proficiency. Prerequisites: ART 102, 103, 104, 105, 235, and 335. Course fee applicable.

ART 441
Sculpture III [Studio Art Course] (3.0)

Students are expected to do original work with technical proficiency. Prerequisites: ART 102, 103, 104, 105, 241, and 341. Course fee applicable.

ART 450
Art Internship [Practicum] (1.0-6.0)

The internship provides the students an opportunity to gain practical experience in an art-related business or environment in the Rochester area. Prerequisites: B.S. concentration and Division approval.

ART 461
Advanced Processes in Photography [Studio Art Course] (3.0)

This course offers continued study of traditional or digital photographic techniques and processes. Students are expected to demonstrate technical proficiency in producing a concentrated body of work and preparing it for exhibition/publication. Prerequisites: ART 102, 103, 104, 105, 261, 273, and 362. Course fee applicable.

ART 465
Printmaking III [Studio Art Course] (3.0)

Concentrated involvement in a specific print medium is required. Prerequisites: ART 102, 103, 104, 105, 265, and 365. Course fee applicable.

ART 470
Graphic Design III [Studio Art Course] (3.0)

This course offers continued study of graphic design for commercial application. Students are expected to demonstrate technical proficiency in producing original materials for actual publication. Prerequisites: ART 102, 103, 104, 105, 270, 272, and 370. Course fee applicable.

ART 475
Digital Video III - Short Film [Studio Art Course] (3.0)

This is an advanced Digital Video course in directing and producing narrative film. Students work collaboratively in an intensive workshop to craft a series of short films, from concept to public delivery. Course includes an overview of film history and theory, as well as protocol for narrative video production, such as directing actors and securing permissions. Prerequisites: ART 375. Course fee applicable.

ART 480
Interactive Design III [Studio Art Course] (3.0)

This course is a continuation of Interactive Design II, intended to expand upon the skills and techniques introduced in Interactive Design II, and adding more advanced techniques to the student's skillset. Additional techniques are introduced. Couse Fee Applicable. Prerequisites: ART 102, 103, 104, 105, 280, and 380.

ART 482
K-12 Art Education Student Teaching Seminar [Lecture] (0.5)

This course is designed to be taken concurrently with student teaching. Through structured topics, students will debrief and process their student teaching experiences through writing and class discussion. All topics are designed to allow self reflection concerning teaching in an art classroom: curriculum design, integration, classroom management, special education, assessment, community based art education, technology, classroom leadership, school politics and art advocacy. Prerequisites: ART 318, 319, 421, and 422 with minimum grade of B- in each course. Course fee applicable.

ART 490
Art in Context [Trip] (3.0)
(Liberal Arts)
This course will offer students an opportunity to spend some time 'on location' studying a particular topic in art history. Students will be expected to participate in some traditional classroom work, but the course will include travel time (from a few days to three weeks) to destinations that relate to the topic of the course. Course topics will change. Students should expect to pay an additional fee to cover travel expenses. (Offered alternate years)

ART 491
Contemporary Issues in Art [Lecture] (3.0)
(Liberal Arts)
A survey of trends and movements in the visual arts during the last 50 years, this course emphasizes contemporary thought in art theory, criticism, and multi-cultural issues. Prerequisites: ART 191, 291, and 391.

ART 495
Independent Study in Art [Independent Study] (1.0-4.0)

Independent study provides opportunity to pursue advanced or special-interest topics not covered in the curriculum. Prerequisites: 1. Junior standing. 2. A minimum of 9 semester hours in the discipline of the Independent Study. 3. A minimum grade point average of 2.50 in the discipline. 4. Proof of motivation and ability to work independently. 5. Approval of the department in which the study is to be taken. 6. Permission from the student's advisor, the course instructor, the Department Chair, the Academic Dean, and the Registrar.

ART 496
Senior Capstone-Seminar [Lecture] (2.0)
(Liberal Arts)
This course provides focus in both conceptual thinking and technical application for seniors in anticipation of the Senior Thesis, Portfolio, and Exhibition. Senior Capstone-Seminar concentrates on preparing for the written documentation of student work for the Senior Thesis and initiates production of a body of work culminating in the Exhibition. Prerequisites: ART 102, 103, 104, 105, Passage of Visual Arts sophomore review, and B.A. Focus/B.S. Concentration.

ART 497
Senior Capstone-Exhibit/Thesis [Lecture] (2.0)
(Liberal Arts)
This course provides focus for seniors in technical application of a body of work in anticipation of the Senior Exhibition and refines the documentation of that work, in the formal Thesis and Portfolio, as begun in Senior Capstone-Seminar. The dynamics of this course will provide for individual studio time, reading and research, group discussion and critique, and one-on-one time with the instructor/mentor. Prerequisites: ART 496, and B.A. Focus/B.S. Concentration.

ART 498H
Senior Honors Project [Honors Option] (1.0-3.0)


NOTE:

The number in parentheses following the course title indicates the semester hours of credit assigned to the course.
An H following the course number indicates an honors level course.