ARS-Art Studio Courses

Courses

ARS 100. Drawing Foundations. 3 Hours.

Students will investigate the fundamentals of drawing in order to learn the elements and principles of art, to improve their dexterity and visual perception, and build skill for advanced arts practice.

ARS 101. Two-Dimensional Design Foundations. 3 Hours.

The course provides students with a foundational knowledge of two-dimensional creative media and an understanding of working with the elements and principles of art and design.

ARS 102. Three-Dimensional Design Foundations. 3 Hours.

The course provides students with a foundational knowledge of three-dimensional media and an understanding of working with form, space, mass, volume and the manipulation of physical art media.

ARS 103. Digital Imaging & Design Foundations. 3 Hours.

An introduction into the digital means of image capturing, creation, manipulation and research, and the broadcast and output of these files in art and design practice with the use of the Macintosh system and utilities.

ARS 104. Four-Dimensional Design Foundations. 3 Hours.

This course introduces the fundamental principles of 4D design through a survey of concepts, techniques and technological practices. Basic concepts of art and design will be taught with the use of computers, video and sound equipment. Concepts of time, motion and ephemerality will be explored. In focusing on the relations between space, time and motion the 4D course extends and supplements the other Foundations courses and prepares students to continue their work with art and design. Individual projects and group collaboration are expected. Historical context of media arts is provided through in-class video screenings, presentations and readings.

ARS 110. Visual Literacy Foundations. 3 Hours.

This course will provide students with the knowledge and experience necessary to understanding, creating, analyzing, evaluating, and interpreting visual imagery. Students will engage with print and online imagery as well as visiting art museums and creating their own visual images. They will also curate a collection of images that comprises their course project, along with writing visual criticism, and actively participating in hands-on class activities.

ARS 195. Special Topics in Studio Art: Intro (non-art majors). 1-3 Hour.

Specialized introductory studio problems in Studio Art for non-art majors. Subject will vary with each offering.

ARS 200. Experiential Drawing. 3 Hours.

This course will expand students’ knowledge of drawing and will explore a variety of approaches and media to improve their creative practice. Students will engage in active research of their individual creative practice as well as collaborative experiences.
Prerequisites: ARS 100 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 101 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 103 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 110 [Min Grade: C]

ARS 210. Experiential Painting. 3 Hours.

This course will introduce the discipline of painting through creative explorations, development of skills and understanding of materials use. Students will engage in active research of their individual creative practice and collaborative experiences.
Prerequisites: ARS 100 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 101 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 103 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 110 [Min Grade: C]

ARS 220. Experiential Sculpture. 3 Hours.

This course will introduce the discipline of sculpture through creative explorations, development of skills and understanding of materials use. Students will engage in active research of their individual creative practice and collaborative experiences.
Prerequisites: ARS 100 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 101 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 102 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 110 [Min Grade: C]

ARS 230. Experiential Ceramics. 3 Hours.

This course will introduce the discipline of ceramics through creative explorations and development of skills and materials use. Students will engage in action research of their creative practice and collaborative experiences.
Prerequisites: ARS 100 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 101 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 102 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 103 [Min Grade: C]

ARS 240. Experiential Printmaking. 3 Hours.

This course will introduce the discipline of printmaking through creative explorations and development of skills and material use. Students will engage in action research of their creative practice and collaborative experiences.
Prerequisites: ARS 100 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 101 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 103 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 110 [Min Grade: C]

ARS 250. Experiential Graphic Design. 3 Hours.

This course will introduce the discipline of graphic design through creative explorations and development of skills and material use. Students will engage in action research of their creative practice and collaborative experiences.
Prerequisites: ARS 100 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 101 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 103 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 104 [Min Grade: C]

ARS 260. Experiential New Media. 3 Hours.

This course will introduce the discipline of new media through creative explorations, development of skills and material use. Students will engage in action research of their creative practice and collaboration experiences. Media practices including sound, animation and video capturing, as well as experimental projection techniques for the fine arts will be taught. Students will work with dedicated audio and video equipment to learn the basics of sound editing and capturing video footage. Dedicated projects such as in camera editing, montage and stop motion animation will allow students to build upon video editing skills. Historical context of media arts is given through screenings, readings and response papers. Technical workshops are given throughout the semester.
Prerequisites: ARS 100 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 101 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 103 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 104 [Min Grade: C]

ARS 270. Experiential Photography. 3 Hours.

This course will introduce the discipline of photography through creative explorations and development of basic skills and material use. Students will engage in action research of their creative practice and collaborative experiences.
Prerequisites: ARS 100 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 101 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 103 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 110 [Min Grade: C]

ARS 280. Creativity and Imagination. 3 Hours.

This course will provide students with a practical and theoretical basis for creative practice in art and design, exploring issues of creativity, imagination, and innovation through direct experience, discussions, and studying the work of notable innovators in historical and contemporary contexts.

ARS 295. Special Topics in Studio Art: Beginning. 1-3 Hour.

Specialized beginning studio problems in Studio Art. Subject will vary with each offering.
Prerequisites: ARS 100 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 101 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 102 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 103 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 105 [Min Grade: C]

ARS 300. Drawing - Special Topics 1. 3 Hours.

Topics vary each semester. This course provides students with opportunities to engage in a range of methods, materials, sources, concepts and dialogue related to the discipline of drawing.
Prerequisites: ARS 100 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 101 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 102 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 103 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 104 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 110 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 200 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 280 [Min Grade: C]

ARS 301. Drawing - Special Topics 2. 3 Hours.

Topics vary each semester. This course provides students with opportunities to engage in a range of methods, materials, sources, concepts and dialogue related to the discipline of drawing.
Prerequisites: ARS 100 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 101 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 102 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 103 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 104 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 110 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 200 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 280 [Min Grade: C]

ARS 302. Drawing - Special Topics 3. 3 Hours.

Topics vary each semester. This course provides students with opportunities to engage in a range of methods, materials, sources, concepts and dialogue related to the discipline of drawing.
Prerequisites: ARS 100 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 101 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 102 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 103 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 104 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 110 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 200 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 280 [Min Grade: C]

ARS 310. Painting - Special Topics 1. 3 Hours.

Topics vary each semester. This course provides students with opportunities to engage in a range of methods, materials, sources, concepts and dialogue related to the discipline of painting.
Prerequisites: ARS 100 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 101 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 102 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 103 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 104 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 110 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 210 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 280 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 102 [Min Grade: C]

ARS 311. Painting - Special Topics 2. 3 Hours.

Topics vary each semester. This course provides students with opportunities to engage in a range of methods, materials, sources, concepts and dialogue related to the discipline of painting.
Prerequisites: ARS 100 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 101 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 103 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 104 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 110 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 210 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 280 [Min Grade: C]

ARS 312. Painting - Special Topics 3. 3 Hours.

Topics vary each semester. This course provides students with opportunities to engage in a range of methods, materials, sources, concepts and dialogue related to the discipline of painting.
Prerequisites: ARS 100 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 101 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 102 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 103 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 104 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 110 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 210 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 280 [Min Grade: C]

ARS 320. Sculpture - Special Topics 1. 3 Hours.

Topics vary each semester. This course provides students with opportunities to engage in a range of methods, materials, sources, concepts and dialogue related to the discipline of sculpture.
Prerequisites: ARS 100 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 101 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 102 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 103 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 104 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 110 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 220 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 280 [Min Grade: C]

ARS 321. Sculpture - Special Topics 2. 3 Hours.

Topics vary each semester. This course provides students with opportunities to engage in a range of methods, materials, sources, concepts and dialogue related to the discipline of sculpture.
Prerequisites: ARS 100 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 101 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 102 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 103 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 104 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 110 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 220 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 280 [Min Grade: C]

ARS 322. Sculpture - Special Topics 3. 3 Hours.

Topics vary each semester. This course provides students with opportunities to engage in a range of methods, materials, sources, concepts and dialogue related to the discipline of scuplture.
Prerequisites: ARS 100 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 101 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 102 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 103 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 104 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 110 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 220 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 280 [Min Grade: C]

ARS 330. Ceramics - Special Topics 1. 3 Hours.

Topics vary each semester. This course provides students with opportunities to engage in a range of methods, materials, sources, concepts and dialogue related to the discipline of ceramics.
Prerequisites: ARS 100 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 101 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 102 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 103 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 104 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 110 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 230 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 280 [Min Grade: C]

ARS 331. Ceramics - Special Topics 2. 3 Hours.

Topics vary each semester. This course provides students with opportunities to engage in a range of methods, materials, sources, concepts and dialogue related to the discipline of ceramics.
Prerequisites: ARS 100 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 101 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 102 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 103 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 104 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 110 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 230 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 280 [Min Grade: C]

ARS 332. Ceramics - Special Topics 3. 3 Hours.

Topics vary each semester. This course provides students with opportunities to engage in a range of methods, materials, sources, concepts and dialogue related to the discipline of ceramics.
Prerequisites: ARS 100 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 101 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 102 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 103 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 104 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 110 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 230 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 280 [Min Grade: C]

ARS 340. Printmaking - Special Topics 1. 3 Hours.

Topics vary each semester. This course provides students with opportunities to engage in a range of methods, materials, sources, concepts and dialogue related to the discipline of printmaking.
Prerequisites: ARS 100 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 101 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 102 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 103 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 104 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 110 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 240 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 280 [Min Grade: C]

ARS 341. Printmaking - Special Topics 2. 3 Hours.

Topics vary each semester. This course provides students with opportunities to engage in a range of methods, materials, sources, concepts and dialogue related to the discipline of printmaking.
Prerequisites: ARS 100 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 101 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 102 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 103 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 104 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 110 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 240 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 280 [Min Grade: C]

ARS 342. Printmaking - Special Topics 3. 3 Hours.

Topics vary each semester. This course provides students with opportunities to engage in a range of methods, materials, sources, concepts and dialogue related to the discipline of printmaking.
Prerequisites: ARS 100 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 101 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 102 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 103 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 104 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 110 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 240 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 280 [Min Grade: C]

ARS 350. Graphic Design - Special Topics 1. 3 Hours.

Topics vary each semester. This course provides students with opportunities to engage in a range of methods, materials, sources, concepts and dialogue related to the discipline of graphic design.
Prerequisites: ARS 100 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 101 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 102 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 103 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 104 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 110 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 250 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 280 [Min Grade: C]

ARS 351. Graphic Design - Special Topics 2. 3 Hours.

Topics vary each semester. This course provides students with opportunities to engage in a range of methods, materials, sources, concepts and dialogue related to the discipline of graphic design.
Prerequisites: ARS 100 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 101 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 102 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 103 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 104 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 110 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 250 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 280 [Min Grade: C]

ARS 352. Graphic Design - Special Topics 3. 3 Hours.

Topics vary each semester. This course provides students with opportunities to engage in a range of methods, materials, sources, concepts and dialogue related to the discipline of graphic design.
Prerequisites: ARS 100 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 101 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 102 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 103 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 104 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 110 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 250 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 280 [Min Grade: C]

ARS 360. New Media - Special Topics 1. 3 Hours.

Topics vary each semester. This course provides students with opportunities to engage in a range of methods, materials, sources, concepts and dialogue related to the discipline of new media.
Prerequisites: ARS 100 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 101 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 102 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 103 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 104 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 110 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 260 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 280 [Min Grade: C]

ARS 361. Survey of Animation. 3 Hours.

This course will expand upon creative ability and depth of expression using digital imaging tools. Students will learn the fundamental vocabulary of animation, such as spacing and timing, motion cycles, exaggeration, and staging. Students will apply technical and aesthetic knowledge in the completion of a series of animation projects, culminating in a creative student directed final project. Historical context of animation history and its role in the art world will be given providing emphasis on experimental and underground animation. In-class video screenings and readings will accompany each animation project. One on one tutorials will be provided as necessary.
Prerequisites: ARS 100 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 101 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 102 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 103 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 104 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 110 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 260 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 280 [Min Grade: C]

ARS 362. Fabrication Laboratory. 3 Hours.

This course will expand upon creative ability and depth of expression using digital imaging tools. Students will be introduced to software and production tools used for designing and fabricating objects. This technology will be used in conjunction with sound and video installations. Fabrication tools may include, but are not limited to, micro-controllers, laser etching and 3D printing. Students will work in a collaborative environment to produce unique, customized projects for sound and video applications. Historical context of digital fabrication is given through screenings, readings and response papers.
Prerequisites: ARS 100 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 101 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 102 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 103 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 104 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 110 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 260 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 280 [Min Grade: C]

ARS 370. Photography - Special Topics 1. 3 Hours.

Topics vary each semester. This course provides students with opportunities to engage in a range of methods, materials, sources, concepts and dialogue related to the discipline of photography.
Prerequisites: ARS 100 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 101 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 102 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 103 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 104 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 110 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 270 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 280 [Min Grade: C]

ARS 371. Photography - Special Topics 2. 3 Hours.

Topics vary each semester. This course provides students with opportunities to engage in a range of methods, materials, sources, concepts and dialogue related to the discipline of photography.
Prerequisites: ARS 100 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 101 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 102 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 103 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 104 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 110 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 270 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 280 [Min Grade: C]

ARS 372. Photography - Special Topics 3. 3 Hours.

Topics vary each semester. This course provides students with opportunities to engage in a range of methods, materials, sources, concepts and dialogue related to the discipline of photography.
Prerequisites: ARS 100 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 101 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 102 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 103 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 104 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 110 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 270 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 280 [Min Grade: C]

ARS 395. Special Topics in Studio Art: Intermediate. 3 Hours.

Specialize studio art problems at the intermediate level. Subject will vary with each offering.
Prerequisites: ARS 100 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 101 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 102 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 103 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 105 [Min Grade: C]

ARS 400. Advanced Drawing. 3 Hours.

Advanced studies in drawing with an emphasis on in-depth individually generated projects. Students will focus on professional development and portfolio preparation.
Prerequisites: ARS 300 [Min Grade: C]

ARS 410. Advanced Painting. 3 Hours.

Advanced studies in the discipline of painting with an emphasis on in-depth individually generated projects. Students will focus on professional development and portfolio preparation.
Prerequisites: ARS 310 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 311 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 312 [Min Grade: C]

ARS 420. Advanced Sculpture. 3 Hours.

Advanced studies in the discipline of sculpture with an emphasis on in-depth individually generated projects. Students will focus on professional development and portfolio preparation.
Prerequisites: ARS 320 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 321 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 322 [Min Grade: C]

ARS 430. Advanced Ceramic Sculpture. 3 Hours.

Advanced studies in the discipline of ceramics with an emphasis on in-depth individually generated projects. Students will focus on professional development and portfolio preparation.
Prerequisites: ARS 330 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 331 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 332 [Min Grade: C]

ARS 440. Advanced Printmaking. 3 Hours.

Advanced studies in the discipline of printmaking with an emphasis on in-depth individually generated projects. Students will focus on professional development and portfolio preparation.
Prerequisites: ARS 340 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 341 [Min Grade: C] or ARS 342 [Min Grade: C]

ARS 450. Advanced Graphic Design. 3 Hours.

Advanced studies in the discipline of graphic design with an emphasis on in-depth individually generated projects. Students will focus on professional development and portfolio preparation.
Prerequisites: ARS 350 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 352 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 351 [Min Grade: C]

ARS 459. Graphic Design Field Internship. 3 Hours.

Work in approved graphic design office under guidance of field supervisor and Department of Art and Art History instructor.
Prerequisites: ARS 350 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 351 [Min Grade: C]

ARS 460. Advanced New Media. 3 Hours.

Advanced studies in the discipline of new media with an emphasis on in-depth individually generated projects. Students will focus on professional development and portfolio preparation.
Prerequisites: ARS 360 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 361 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 362 [Min Grade: C]

ARS 470. Advanced Photography. 3 Hours.

Advanced studies in the discipline of photography with an emphasis on in-depth individually generated projects. Students will focus on professional development and portfolio preparation.
Prerequisites: ARS 370 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 371 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 372 [Min Grade: C]

ARS 489. Professionalism, Project Management and Entrepreneurship. 3 Hours.

This capstone professional development course will provide students with knowledge and experience in the intersection of art and business for career in the arts. Students will conduct research, write about art and prepare materials and gain valuable insight into the inner workings of a career in the arts and identify your options and learn how to survive in a continually evolving marketplace. The course aims to familiarize students with ongoing theoretical, methodological and tactical issues in volved in art making and scholarship. Offered each fall. Should be taken at the senior level.

ARS 490. Independent Study in Studio Art. 1-9 Hour.

Students plan a course of study, meeting times and expectations in cooperation with a faculty member.

ARS 491. B.F.A. Exhibition. 3 Hours.

B.F.A. students plan, prepare and present an exhibition of work during final spring semester under the direction of a faculty member of the students choosing. Course meeting times and expectations are developed with the faculty.

ARS 492. Studio or Gallery Internship. 3 Hours.

Through active participation in the daily operations of a museum, gallery, studio, or art space, students will acquire direct working knowledge of a cooperating art institution. Students will be required to work at the institution a minimum of 10 supervised hours per week during the term.

ARS 495. Special Topics-Interdisciplinary. 3 Hours.

Interdisciplinary and inter-media approaches to art making. Courses offer integrated, multidimensional approach to art-making. Topics vary each semester.
Prerequisites: ARS 100 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 101 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 102 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 103 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 104 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 110 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 280 [Min Grade: C]

ARS 498. AEIVA Internship. 3 Hours.

The AEIVA Intern Team will participate in all phases of daily gallery operations, ranging from curatorial practices, exhibition design, video/photographic documentation and production, technical and analytical writing, graphic design, etc. This team will act as a support staff for the AEIVA curatorial/ administrative staff in a hands-on museum/gallery work environment. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 semester hours.