Department of Art & Art History

http://www.uab.edu/art

Chair: Lauren Lake

The Department of Art and Art History  grants the following undergraduate degrees: a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Fine Arts. The B.A. has two areas of concentration: Art Studio and  Art History.  The B.F.A. requires an Art Studio major and an Art History minor. The department  awards a Master of Arts in Art History in conjunction with the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa. The the MA in Art Education degree is granted through the School of Education. UAB’s Department of Art and Art History is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design. Nationally and internationally active scholars and artists who promote creative inquiry, scholarship and innovation are actively teaching in their classrooms and studios.

Art History:
Emphasizing skills in critical thinking and visual literacy, students study a breadth of art history across time periods and culture preparing students for a wide range of careers and graduate study.

The Master of Arts degree in Art History prepares students for further academic study at the doctoral level or for professional careers in teaching, museums, galleries, and other arts-related fields.

Studio Art:
Studio art courses enable students to emphasize the skills and concepts of communicating visually, critically and conceptually.  Students are encouraged to create a trajectory and drive for making art through experiencing the disciplines of the fine arts and design. 

Students gain hands-on experience as they learn to formulate an understanding of the principles and elements of artistic practice. Students execute artworks by choosing media and technologies that support their ideas. They learn to develop sound research and production values, analyze artwork, create professional portfolios and present their work orally and in writing.

Major in Art with Art History Concentration, BA

Major in Art with Art Studio Concentration, BA

Major in Art Education, BA

Bachelor of Fine Art - Major in Art, BFA
 

Major in Art with Art History Concentration, BA


The B.A. degree in Art is offered for students who seek a liberal arts education with a specific concentration in art studio or art history.  Admission to the university assures the student of participation in the curriculum leading to the B.A. degree.  No additional review process is required to seek the B.A. degree in art.

Students should see a departmental advisor before registering each term.

12 hours of the Art History (AH) courses selected to fulfill major requirements must be at the 400 level. This level requirement may not be satisfied by courses taken as major elective requirements.

Requirements for a Major in Art with Art History Concentration

(Must earn a C or better)

RequirementsHours
Freshman Year Experience 1
College of Arts and Sciences Freshman Year Experience course 1
Art Survey
ARH 203Ancient and Medieval Art3
ARH 204Renaissance through Modern Art3
ARH 206Survey of Asian Art3
Art Studio Requirement
Select two of the following:6
Introduction to Drawing
Two-Dimensional Design
Three-Dimensional Design
Digital Imaging & Design
Introduction to Drawing II
Asian/Non-Western Art
Select one of the following:3
African/Native American/Oceanic Art
African Art
The Art and Culture of China
Topics in Asian Cinema
Japanese Prints/Printmakers
Chinese Painting
Japanese Art
Art and Architecture of India
Buddhist Arts of Asia
Art & Culture of Asia: Study Abroad
Renaissance and Baroque
Select one of the following:3
Art of Rome
Italian Renaissance Art
The Birth of Painting: Portable Pictures Across Renaissance Europe
Study Abroad: European Art
Northern Renasissance Art
European Painting in the Seventeenth Century
Arts of Power in Early Modern Europe
Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century
Select one of the following:3
Eighteenth-Century Art in Europe
19th-Century Art I: Neoclassicism, Romanticism, and Realism
19th-Century Art II: Impressionism, Post-Impressionism, and Symbolism
American Art to 1900
Twentieth Century/Contemporary
Select one of the following:3
Twentieth-Century Art to 1945
Modern Design
Art Since 1945
Aspects of Contemporary Art
Modern Architecture
Race and Representation
Topics in Asian Cinema
Art Criticism and Theory
Special Topics: Museum Studies
Special Topics: Field Study
Art History Elective 2
Select three of the following:9
African Art
Art of Rome
Egypt in the Age of the Pyramids
Imperial and Post Imperial Egypt
Arts of Death in the Middle Ages
Italian Renaissance Art
The Birth of Painting: Portable Pictures Across Renaissance Europe
Study Abroad: European Art
Northern Renasissance Art
Eighteenth-Century Art in Europe
European Painting in the Seventeenth Century
Arts of Power in Early Modern Europe
19th-Century Art I: Neoclassicism, Romanticism, and Realism
19th-Century Art II: Impressionism, Post-Impressionism, and Symbolism
American Art to 1900
Twentieth-Century Art to 1945
Modern Design
Art Since 1945
Aspects of Contemporary Art
Modern Architecture
Race and Representation
The Art and Culture of China
Topics in Asian Cinema
Japanese Prints/Printmakers
Chinese Painting
Japanese Art
Art and Architecture of India
Buddhist Arts of Asia
Art & Culture of Asia: Study Abroad
Art Criticism and Theory
Special Topics: Modern Art
Special Topics: Gender and the Visual Arts
Special Topics: Museum Studies
Special Topics: Field Study
Seminar: Art Theory
Independent Study
Museum/ Gallery Internship
Art History/Art Studio Elective
Select one course from Art History (ARH) or Art Studio (ARS):3
The Art Experience
African Art
Art of Rome
Egypt in the Age of the Pyramids
Imperial and Post Imperial Egypt
Arts of Death in the Middle Ages
Italian Renaissance Art
The Birth of Painting: Portable Pictures Across Renaissance Europe
Study Abroad: European Art
Northern Renasissance Art
Eighteenth-Century Art in Europe
European Painting in the Seventeenth Century
Arts of Power in Early Modern Europe
19th-Century Art I: Neoclassicism, Romanticism, and Realism
19th-Century Art II: Impressionism, Post-Impressionism, and Symbolism
American Art to 1900
Twentieth-Century Art to 1945
Modern Design
Art Since 1945
Aspects of Contemporary Art
Modern Architecture
Race and Representation
The Art and Culture of China
Topics in Asian Cinema
Japanese Prints/Printmakers
Chinese Painting
Japanese Art
Art and Architecture of India
Buddhist Arts of Asia
Art & Culture of Asia: Study Abroad
Art Criticism and Theory
Special Topics: Modern Art
Special Topics: Gender and the Visual Arts
Special Topics: Museum Studies
Special Topics: Field Study
Seminar: Art Theory
Independent Study
Museum/ Gallery Internship
Introduction to Drawing
Two-Dimensional Design
Three-Dimensional Design
Digital Imaging & Design
Introduction to Drawing II
Beginning Drawing
Beginning Painting
Beginning Sculpture
Beginning Ceramic Sculpture
Beginning Printmaking
Beginning Lithography
Introduction to Graphic Design
Intro to Time Based Media
Beginning Photography
Special Topics in Studio Art: Beginning
Intermediate Drawing
Figure Drawing
Intermediate Painting
Intermediate Sculpture
Intermediate Ceramic Sculpture
Intermediate Wheel-Thrown Ceramics
Intermediate Printmaking
Intermediate Lithography
Experimental Printmaking
Technical Processes for Graphic Design
Intermediate Graphic Design
Typography
Interactive Design
Intermediate Time Based Media
3D Computer Modeling
Creative Strategy for Advertising Design
Illustration
Intermed Photography Level I
Digital Photographic Imagery
Special Topics and Techniques in Photography
Lighting and the Photographic Studio
Intermed Photography Level II
Color Photography and the Fine Art Digital Print
Field Study in Art Studio
Special Topics in Studio Art: Intermediate
Advanced Drawing
Digital Filmmaking/SL
Ethnographic Filmmaking/SL
Advanced Painting
Advanced Sculpture
Advanced Ceramic Sculpture
Advanced Wheel-Thrown Ceramics
Advanced Printmaking
Advanced Lithography
Advanced Experimental Printmaking
Advanced Graphic Design
Advanced Graphic Design Projects
Graphic Design Portfolio
Multimedia Productions
Advanced Interactive Design
Advanced Advertising Design
Special Topics in Graphic Design
Graphic Design Field Internship
Advanced Time Based Media
3D Computer Animation
Emerging Technologies
Special Topics and Techniques in Photography
Lighting and the Photographic Studio
Advanced Photography
Color Photography and the Fine Art Digital Print
Studio Internship in Photography
Practicum in Art Studio Management
Field Study in Art Studio
Seminar in Time Based Media
Professional Artist Seminar
Independent Advanced Study in Studio Art
Studio or Gallery Internship
Art Conservation Internship
Advanced Special Topics in Studio Art
B.A. Capstone (taken at senior level)
ARH 489Capstone: Contemporary Art Practices3
Foreign Language Requirement 34
Select one of the following:
Introductory Chinese II
Introductory French II
Introductory German II
Introductory Japanese II
Total Hours47
1

Freshmen must take either University 101 or another College of Arts and Sciences Freshman Year Experience Course.

2

For students accepted into honors program: ARH 499 and two courses from Art History (ARH) at the 400-level.

3

Chinese or Japanese must be approved by the art history undergraduate advisor (alternatively, students may receive equivalent placement; this option reduces the credit hours of this requirement to zero).

Major in Art with Art Studio Concentration
 

The B.A. degree in Art is offered for students who seek a liberal arts education with a specific concentration in art studio, art history or art education. Admission to the university assures the student of participation in the curriculum leading to the B.A. degree. No additional review process is required to seek the B.A. degree in art.

Students concentrating in art studio should see a departmental advisor before registering each term.

Must earn a C or better.

Requirements for a Major in Art with an Art Studio Concentration

RequirementsHours
Freshman Year Experience 1
College of Arts and Sciences Freshman Year Experience1
Required Art Studio
ARS 100Introduction to Drawing3
ARS 101Two-Dimensional Design3
ARS 102Three-Dimensional Design3
ARS 103Digital Imaging & Design3
ARS 105Introduction to Drawing II3
Art History Survey
Select one of the following:3
Ancient and Medieval Art 2
Renaissance through Modern Art
Survey of Asian Art
200 Level Art Studio
Select three of the following:9
Beginning Drawing
Sketchbook & Idea Development
Beginning Painting
Beginning Sculpture
Beginning Ceramic Sculpture
Beginning Printmaking
Beginning Lithography
Introduction to Graphic Design
Introduction to Typography
Intro to Time Based Media
Beginning Photography
Special Topics in Studio Art: Beginning
300 Level Art Studio 3
Select two of the following from two different fields of study:6
Drawing
Intermediate Drawing
Figure Drawing
Painting
Intermediate Painting
Sculpture
Intermediate Sculpture
Ceramics
Intermediate Ceramic Sculpture
Intermediate Wheel-Thrown Ceramics
Printmaking
Intermediate Printmaking
Intermediate Lithography
Experimental Printmaking
Graphic Design
Intermediate Graphic Design
Technical Processes for Graphic Design
Typography
Interactive Design
Time Based Media
Intermediate Time Based Media
3D Computer Modeling
Creative Strategy for Advertising Design
Illustration
Photography
Intermed Photography Level I
Digital Photographic Imagery
Special Topics and Techniques in Photography
Lighting and the Photographic Studio
Intermed Photography Level II
Color Photography and the Fine Art Digital Print
Field Study in Art Studio
Special Topics in Studio Art: Intermediate
400 Level Art Studio
Select one of the following:3
Advanced Drawing
Digital Filmmaking/SL
Ethnographic Filmmaking/SL
Advanced Painting
Advanced Sculpture
Advanced Ceramic Sculpture
Advanced Wheel-Thrown Ceramics
Advanced Printmaking
Advanced Lithography
Advanced Experimental Printmaking
Advanced Graphic Design
Advanced Graphic Design Projects
Graphic Design Portfolio
Multimedia Productions
Advanced Interactive Design
Advanced Advertising Design
Special Topics in Graphic Design
Graphic Design Field Internship
Advanced Time Based Media
3D Computer Animation
Emerging Technologies
Special Topics and Techniques in Photography
Lighting and the Photographic Studio
Advanced Photography
Color Photography and the Fine Art Digital Print
Studio Internship in Photography
Practicum in Art Studio Management
Field Study in Art Studio
Seminar in Time Based Media
Professional Artist Seminar
Independent Advanced Study in Studio Art
Studio or Gallery Internship
Art Conservation Internship
Advanced Special Topics in Studio Art
Twentieth Century / Contemporary
Select one of the following:3
Twentieth-Century Art to 1945
Modern Design
Art Since 1945
Aspects of Contemporary Art
Modern Architecture
Race and Representation
Topics in Asian Cinema
Art Criticism and Theory
Special Topics: Gender and the Visual Arts
Special Topics: Museum Studies
Special Topics: Field Study
Seminar: Art Theory (with approval)
Art History Elective
Select one of the following:3
The Art Experience
Ancient and Medieval Art
Renaissance through Modern Art
African/Native American/Oceanic Art
Survey of Asian Art
African Art
Art of Rome
Egypt in the Age of the Pyramids
Imperial and Post Imperial Egypt
Italian Renaissance Art
Arts of Death in the Middle Ages
The Birth of Painting: Portable Pictures Across Renaissance Europe
Study Abroad: European Art
Northern Renasissance Art
Eighteenth-Century Art in Europe
European Painting in the Seventeenth Century
Arts of Power in Early Modern Europe
19th-Century Art I: Neoclassicism, Romanticism, and Realism
19th-Century Art II: Impressionism, Post-Impressionism, and Symbolism
American Art to 1900
Twentieth-Century Art to 1945
Modern Design
Art Since 1945
Aspects of Contemporary Art
Modern Architecture
Race and Representation
The Art and Culture of China
Topics in Asian Cinema
Japanese Prints/Printmakers
Chinese Painting
Japanese Art
Buddhist Arts of Asia
Art & Culture of Asia: Study Abroad
Art Criticism and Theory
Special Topics: Modern Art
Special Topics: Gender and the Visual Arts
Special Topics: Museum Studies
Special Topics: Field Study
Seminar: Art Theory
B.A. Capstone
ARH 489Capstone: Contemporary Art Practices (taken at senior level)3
Total Hours46

Footnotes

1

Freshmen must take either University 101 or another College of Arts and Sciences Freshman Year Experience Course.

2

Note: ARH 203 will also satisfy Core Curriculum Area II.

3

Art studio majors may not take any 200 or 300 level course until they have completed ARS 100, 101, 102,103 and 105

Major in Art with B.F.A.

The B.F.A. degree in Studio Art is offered for students who seek undergraduate professional education in drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, ceramic sculpture, photography, time based media or graphic design. Students who intend to pursue professional careers in art or plan to pursue graduate study culminating in the M.F.A. degree are strongly encouraged to seek admission to the B.F.A. program. Admission to the university does not guarantee admission to the B.F.A. program. Students accepted to the B.F.A. program and who cannot complete all the requirements of that degree may choose to accept the B.A. degree in art studio as an alternative degree option.

Admission to the B.F.A. program requires a portfolio review of the student’s work submitted to the B.F.A. committee of the Department of Art and Art History. Portfolios are reviewed twice a year, in the Fall and Spring semesters, following announced deadlines for application to the program. Students may not apply for portfolio review until they have completed at least 15 semester hours of art studio, with a minimum of six of the those semester hours at UAB, and all of the foundation art studio requirements [see below]. Transfer students should consult the B.F.A. program director to verify their qualifications. To qualify to receive the B.F.A. degree, a minimum of 33 semester hours of studio art classes must be completed at UAB, with a minimum of 18 semester hours of studio art work completed at UAB after acceptance to the program. Students are required to meet with the director of the B.F.A. program upon their acceptance and select a member of the studio faculty to serve as their primary advisor. In the case of graphic design, students are also required to meet with the graphic design advisor.

The B.F.A. program requires the completion of 128 semester hours, including 72 hours in art studio and 18 hours in art history. Students must also comply with the Core Curriculum requirements of the College of Arts and Sciences applicable to the B.F.A. degree. In Area II students should consider taking both ARH 203 and ARH 204 which are applicable to  the Art History component. In addition, courses in the required areas of Foreign Culture and Computer Sciences may be addressed by courses which are also applicable to the B.F.A. requirement. Once admitted to the B.F.A. program, no studio art course with a grade of C or lower may be applied to the degree requirements, and a C or better is required in all minor/art history courses.

As a culmination of the B.F.A. degree requirements, candidates are required to mount an exhibition of their work in drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, ceramic sculpture, photography and/or time based media. Graphic design students may select either an exhibition or a formal presentation and portfolio review under the direction of the graphic design advisor. The B.F.A. exhibition should be mounted in the semester of graduation. This exhibition may take place at any venue approved by the student’s advisor and the Director of the B.F.A. program, and may be either a one-person or a group exhibition with other B.F.A. candidates. ARS 491, B.F.A. Exhibition, provides each candidate with a three semester hour course dedicated solely to the production of work for this exhibition requirement.

Major Requirements for a B.F.A. -Major in Art

Once admitted to the B.F.A. program, no studio art course with a grade of C or lower may be applied to the degree requirements, and a C or better is required in all minor/art history courses.

RequirementsHours
Freshman Year Experience 1
College of Arts and Sciences Freshman Year Experience1
Required Art Studio Courses
ARS 100Introduction to Drawing3
ARS 101Two-Dimensional Design3
ARS 102Three-Dimensional Design3
ARS 103Digital Imaging & Design3
ARS 105Introduction to Drawing II3
200-level Art Studio Courses 2
Select four of the following:12
Beginning Drawing
Sketchbook & Idea Development
Beginning Painting
Beginning Sculpture
Beginning Ceramic Sculpture
Beginning Printmaking
Beginning Lithography
Introduction to Graphic Design
Introduction to Typography
Intro to Time Based Media
Beginning Photography
Special Topics in Studio Art: Beginning
300-level Advanced Studio Courses 3
Select six of the following from three different fields of study:18
Field Study in Art Studio
Special Topics in Studio Art: Intermediate
Drawing
Intermediate Drawing
Figure Drawing
Painting
Intermediate Painting
Sculpture
Intermediate Sculpture
Ceramics
Intermediate Ceramic Sculpture
Intermediate Wheel-Thrown Ceramics
Printmaking
Intermediate Printmaking
Intermediate Lithography
Experimental Printmaking
Graphic Design
Intermediate Graphic Design
Technical Processes for Graphic Design
Typography
Interactive Design
Time Based Media
Intermediate Time Based Media
3D Computer Modeling
Creative Strategy for Advertising Design
Illustration
Photography
Intermed Photography Level I
Digital Photographic Imagery
Special Topics and Techniques in Photography
Lighting and the Photographic Studio
Intermed Photography Level II
Color Photography and the Fine Art Digital Print
Special Topics, Independent Study or Internships (Topics Vary)
400-level Advanced Studio Courses 4
Select four of the following:12
Advanced Drawing
Digital Filmmaking/SL
Ethnographic Filmmaking/SL
Advanced Painting
Advanced Sculpture
Advanced Ceramic Sculpture
Advanced Wheel-Thrown Ceramics
Advanced Printmaking
Advanced Lithography
Advanced Experimental Printmaking
Advanced Graphic Design
Advanced Graphic Design Projects
Graphic Design Portfolio
Multimedia Productions
Advanced Interactive Design
Advanced Advertising Design
Special Topics in Graphic Design
Graphic Design Field Internship
Advanced Time Based Media
3D Computer Animation
Emerging Technologies
Special Topics and Techniques in Photography
Lighting and the Photographic Studio
Advanced Photography
Color Photography and the Fine Art Digital Print
Studio Internship in Photography
Practicum in Art Studio Management
Field Study in Art Studio
Seminar in Time Based Media
Professional Artist Seminar
Independent Advanced Study in Studio Art
Studio or Gallery Internship
Art Conservation Internship
Advanced Special Topics in Studio Art
General Art Studio Electives
Select three of the following:9
Beginning Drawing
Sketchbook & Idea Development
Beginning Painting
Beginning Sculpture
Beginning Ceramic Sculpture
Beginning Printmaking
Beginning Lithography
Introduction to Graphic Design
Introduction to Typography
Intro to Time Based Media
Beginning Photography
Special Topics in Studio Art: Beginning
Intermediate Drawing
Figure Drawing
Intermediate Painting
Intermediate Sculpture
Intermediate Ceramic Sculpture
Intermediate Wheel-Thrown Ceramics
Intermediate Printmaking
Intermediate Lithography
Experimental Printmaking
Intermediate Graphic Design
Technical Processes for Graphic Design
Typography
Interactive Design
Intermediate Time Based Media
3D Computer Modeling
Creative Strategy for Advertising Design
Illustration
Intermed Photography Level I
Digital Photographic Imagery
Special Topics and Techniques in Photography
Lighting and the Photographic Studio
Intermed Photography Level II
Color Photography and the Fine Art Digital Print
Field Study in Art Studio
Special Topics in Studio Art: Intermediate
Advanced Drawing
Digital Filmmaking/SL
Ethnographic Filmmaking/SL
Advanced Painting
Advanced Sculpture
Advanced Ceramic Sculpture
Advanced Wheel-Thrown Ceramics
Advanced Printmaking
Advanced Lithography
Advanced Experimental Printmaking
Advanced Graphic Design
Advanced Graphic Design Projects
Graphic Design Portfolio
Multimedia Productions
Advanced Interactive Design
Advanced Advertising Design
Special Topics in Graphic Design
Graphic Design Field Internship
Advanced Time Based Media
3D Computer Animation
Emerging Technologies
Special Topics and Techniques in Photography
Lighting and the Photographic Studio
Advanced Photography
Color Photography and the Fine Art Digital Print
Studio Internship in Photography
Practicum in Art Studio Management
Field Study in Art Studio
Seminar in Time Based Media
Professional Artist Seminar
Independent Advanced Study in Studio Art
Studio or Gallery Internship
Art Conservation Internship
Advanced Special Topics in Studio Art
Professional Requirements (Graphic Design Students should take ARS 452. All other students should take ARS 489.)
ARS 489Professional Artist Seminar3
or ARS 452 Graphic Design Portfolio
ARS 491B.F.A. Exhibition3
BFA Required Art History Minor
A minor in Art History is required. Once admitted to the BFA Program a C or Better is required in all art history minor courses.
Art History Survey 4
Select two of the following:6
Ancient and Medieval Art
Renaissance through Modern Art
Survey of Asian Art
Western or Non-Western (antiquity - 18th century)
Select two of the following:6
African Art
Art of Rome
Egypt in the Age of the Pyramids
Imperial and Post Imperial Egypt
Arts of Death in the Middle Ages
Italian Renaissance Art
The Birth of Painting: Portable Pictures Across Renaissance Europe
Study Abroad: European Art
Northern Renasissance Art
Eighteenth-Century Art in Europe
European Painting in the Seventeenth Century
Arts of Power in Early Modern Europe
The Art and Culture of China
Topics in Asian Cinema
Japanese Prints/Printmakers
Chinese Painting
Japanese Art
Art and Architecture of India
Buddhist Arts of Asia
Art & Culture of Asia: Study Abroad
Contemporary Art History
Select one of the following:3
Art Since 1945
Aspects of Contemporary Art
Art Criticism and Theory
19th and 20th Century Art History
Select one of the following:3
19th-Century Art I: Neoclassicism, Romanticism, and Realism
19th-Century Art II: Impressionism, Post-Impressionism, and Symbolism
American Art to 1900
Twentieth-Century Art to 1945
Modern Design
Modern Architecture
Race and Representation
Topics in Asian Cinema
Special Topics: Gender and the Visual Arts
Special Topics: Museum Studies
Total Hours91
1

Freshmen must take either University 101 or another College of Arts and Sciences Freshman Year Experience Course.

2

Students must complete the required 100-level ARS courses before enrolling in ARS courses at the 200-level.

3

Students must complete six hours of 300-level Art Studio (ARS) courses in one area before enrolling in these courses.

4

Note: ARH 203 will also satisfy Core Curriculum Area II: Fine Arts.

 Proposed Program of Study for a Major in Art with a Concentration in Art History

Freshman
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
ARS 1003ARS 1013
ARH 2033ARH 2043
Freshman Year Experience1 
 7 6
Sophomore
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
ARH 2063ARH 4703
ARH 4213FR 1024
 6 7
Junior
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
ARH 4403ARH 4413
ARH 4603ARH 4643
 6 6
Senior
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
ARH 4783ARH 4803
 ARH 4893
 3 6
Total credit hours: 47

Proposed Program of Study for a Major in Art with a Concentration in Art Studio

(Ceramic Sculpture)

Freshman
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
ARS 1003ARS 1023
ARS 1013ARS 1053
Freshman Year Experience1 
 7 6
Sophomore
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
ARH 2043ARS 2103
ARS 2203ARS 2303
 6 6
Junior
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
ARS 3203ARS 3303
ARS 3303ARS 3353
 6 6
Senior
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
ARS 4303ARH 4893
ARH 4603ARH 4643
 6 6
Total credit hours: 49

Proposed Program of Study for a Major in Art with a Concentration in Art Studio

(Drawing)

Freshman
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
ARS 1003ARS 1023
ARS 1013ARS 1053
Freshman Year Experience1 
 7 6
Sophomore
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
ARH 2043ARS 2103
ARS 2003ARS 2203
 6 6
Junior
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
ARS 3003ARS 3103
ARS 3023 
 6 3
Senior
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
ARS 4003ARH 4893
ARH 4603ARH 4643
 6 6
Total credit hours: 46

Proposed Program of Study for a Major in Art with a Concentration in Art Studio

 (Graphic Design)

Freshman
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
ARS 1003ARS 1023
ARS 1013ARS 1033
Freshman Year Experience1 
 7 6
Sophomore
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
ARH 2043ARS 2403
ARS 2203ARS 2503
 6 6
Junior
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
ARS 3503ARS 3523
ARS 3513ARS 3403
 6 6
Senior
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
ARS 4503ARH 4893
ARH 4613ARH 4643
 6 6
Total credit hours: 49

Proposed Program of Study for a Major in Art with a Concentration in Art Studio

 (Painting)

Freshman
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
ARS 1003ARS 1023
ARS 1013ARS 1053
Freshman Year Experience1 
 7 6
Sophomore
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
ARH 2043ARS 2103
ARS 2203ARS 2403
 6 6
Junior
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
ARS 3103ARS 3103
ARS 3403 
 6 3
Senior
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
ARS 4103ARH 4893
ARS 4603ARH 4643
 6 6
Total credit hours: 46

Proposed Program of Study for a Major in Art with a Concentration in Art Studio

 (Photography)

Freshman
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
ARS 1003ARS 1023
ARS 1013ARS 1053
Freshman Year Experience1 
 7 6
Sophomore
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
ARH 2043ARS 2403
ARS 2203ARS 2703
 6 6
Junior
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
ARS 3403ARS 3753
ARS 3703 
 6 3
Senior
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
ARS 4753ARH 4893
ARH 4603ARH 4643
 6 6
Total credit hours: 46

Proposed Program of Study for a Major in Art with a Concentration in Art Studio

 (Printmaking)

Freshman
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
ARS 1003ARS 1023
ARS 1013ARS 1053
Freshman Year Experience1 
 7 6
Sophomore
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
ARH 2043ARS 2403
ARS 2203ARS 2413
 6 6
Junior
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
ARS 3103ARS 3423
ARS 3403 
 6 3
Senior
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
ARS 4403ARH 4893
ARH 4603ARH 4643
 6 6
Total credit hours: 46

Proposed Program of Study for a Major in Art with a Concentration in Art Studio

 (Sculpture)

Freshman
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
ARS 1003ARS 1023
ARS 1013ARS 1053
Freshman Year Experience1 
 7 6
Sophomore
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
ARH 2043ARS 2103
ARS 2203ARS 2303
 6 6
Junior
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
ARS 3203ARS 3353
ARS 3303 
 6 3
Senior
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
ARS 4203ARH 4893
ARH 4603ARH 4643
 6 6
Total credit hours: 46

Proposed Program of Study for a Bachelor of Fine Arts with a Concentration of Art Studio (Ceramic Sculpture)

Freshman
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
ARS 1003ARS 1023
ARS 1013ARS 1053
Freshman Year Experience1 
 7 6
Sophomore
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
ARS 2203ARS 1023
ARS 2503ARS 1053
ARH 2053 
 9 6
Junior
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
ARS 3003ARS 3023
ARS 3203ARS 3303
ARS 3303ARS 3353
ARH 4703ARH 4783
 12 12
Senior
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
ARS 4203ARS 4303
ARS 4003ARS 4913
ARS 4893ARH 4643
ARH 4603 
 12 9
Total credit hours: 73

Proposed Program of Study for a Bachelor of Fine Arts with a Concentration of Art Studio

(Drawing)

Freshman
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
ARS 1003ARS 1023
ARS 1013ARS 1053
Freshman Year Experience1 
 7 6
Sophomore
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
ARS 2003ARS 2103
ARS 2203ARS 2403
ARH 2033ARH 2043
 9 9
Junior
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
ARS 3003ARS 3023
ARS 3103ARS 3103
ARS 3403ARS 3413
ARH 4213ARH 4223
 12 12
Senior
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
ARS 4003ARS 4403
ARS 4103ARS 4413
ARS 4893ARS 4913
ARH 4603ARH 4643
 12 12
Total credit hours: 79

Proposed Program of Study for a Bachelor of Fine Arts with a Concentration of Art Studio

 (Graphic Design)

Freshman
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
ARS 1003ARS 1023
ARS 1013ARS 1033
Freshman Year Experience1ARS 1053
 7 9
Sophomore
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
ARS 2203ARS 2523
ARS 2503ARS 2703
ARH 2033ARH 2043
 9 9
Junior
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
ARS 3503ARS 3703
ARS 3513ARS 3523
ARS 3723ARS 3553
ARH 4213ARH 4223
 12 12
Senior
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
ARS 4503ARS 4513
ARS 4553ARS 4593
ARS 4593ARS 4913
ARH 4613ARH 4643
 12 12
Total credit hours: 82

Proposed Program of Study for a Bachelor of Fine Arts with a Concentration of Art Studio

(Painting)

Freshman
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
ARS 1003ARS 1023
ARS 1013ARS 1053
Freshman Year Experience1 
 7 6
Sophomore
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
ARS 2103ARS 2503
ARS 2203ARS 2403
ARH 2033ARH 2043
 9 9
Junior
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
ARS 3003ARS 3023
ARS 3103ARS 3103
ARS 3403ARS 3413
ARH 4213ARH 4223
 12 12
Senior
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
ARS 4003ARS 4403
ARS 4103ARS 4413
ARS 4893ARS 4913
ARH 4603ARH 4643
 12 12
Total credit hours: 79

Proposed Program of Study for a Bachelor of Fine Arts with a Concentration of Art Studio

(Photography)

Freshman
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
ARS 1003ARS 1023
ARS 1013ARS 1033
Freshman Year Experience1ARS 1053
 7 9
Sophomore
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
ARS 2403ARS 2203
ARS 2703ARS 2503
ARH 2043ARH 2063
 9 9
Junior
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
ARS 3003ARS 3723
ARS 3403ARS 3743
ARS 3703ARS 3753
ARH 4703ARH 4783
 12 12
Senior
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
ARS 4753ARS 4733
ARS 4763ARS 4793
ARS 4893ARS 4913
ARH 4603ARH 4643
 12 12
Total credit hours: 82

Proposed Program of Study for a Bachelor of Fine Arts with a Concentration of Art Studio

(Printmaking)

Freshman
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
ARS 1003ARS 1023
ARS 1013ARS 1053
Freshman Year Experience1 
 7 6
Sophomore
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
ARS 2203ARS 2103
ARS 2403ARS 2413
ARH 2033ARH 2043
 9 9
Junior
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
ARS 3003ARS 3023
ARS 3103ARS 3413
ARS 3403ARS 3423
ARH 4213ARH 4223
 12 12
Senior
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
ARS 4003ARS 4403
ARS 4423ARS 4413
ARS 4893ARS 4913
ARH 4603ARH 4643
 12 12
Total credit hours: 79

Proposed Program of Study for a Bachelor of Fine Arts with a Concentration of Art Studio

 (Sculpture)

Freshman
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
ARS 1003ARS 1023
ARS 1013ARS 1053
Freshman Year Experience1 
 7 6
Sophomore
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
ARS 2203ARS 2103
ARS 2503ARS 2303
ARH 2043ARH 2063
 9 9
Junior
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
ARS 3003ARS 3023
ARS 3203ARS 3203
ARS 3303ARS 3353
ARH 4703ARH 4783
 12 12
Senior
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
ARS 4003ARS 4203
ARS 4303ARS 4913
ARS 4893ARH 4643
ARH 4603 
 12 9
Total credit hours: 76

 Requirements for a Minor in Art History

RequirementsHours
ARH 204Renaissance through Modern Art3
Ancient Medieval Art/Asian Art
Select one of the following:3
Ancient and Medieval Art
African/Native American/Oceanic Art
Survey of Asian Art
Art History Electives
Select four of the following:12
The Art Experience
African Art
Art of Rome
Egypt in the Age of the Pyramids
Imperial and Post Imperial Egypt
Arts of Death in the Middle Ages
Italian Renaissance Art
The Birth of Painting: Portable Pictures Across Renaissance Europe
Study Abroad: European Art
Northern Renasissance Art
Eighteenth-Century Art in Europe
European Painting in the Seventeenth Century
Arts of Power in Early Modern Europe
19th-Century Art I: Neoclassicism, Romanticism, and Realism
19th-Century Art II: Impressionism, Post-Impressionism, and Symbolism
American Art to 1900
Twentieth-Century Art to 1945
Modern Design
Art Since 1945
Aspects of Contemporary Art
Modern Architecture
Race and Representation
The Art and Culture of China
Topics in Asian Cinema
Japanese Prints/Printmakers
Chinese Painting
Japanese Art
Art and Architecture of India
Buddhist Arts of Asia
Art & Culture of Asia: Study Abroad
Art Criticism and Theory
Special Topics: Modern Art
Special Topics: Gender and the Visual Arts
Special Topics: Museum Studies
Special Topics: Field Study
Seminar: Art Theory
Total Hours18

 

 

 Requirements for a Minor in Art Studio

RequirementsHours
Introductory Art Studio
Required core:15
Introduction to Drawing
Two-Dimensional Design
Three-Dimensional Design
Digital Imaging & Design
Introduction to Drawing II
Beginning Art Studio
Select one of the following:3
Beginning Drawing
Beginning Painting
Beginning Sculpture
Beginning Ceramic Sculpture
Beginning Printmaking
Beginning Lithography
Introduction to Graphic Design
Introduction to Typography
Intro to Time Based Media
Beginning Photography
Special Topics in Studio Art: Beginning
Intermediate Art Studio
Select one of the following:3
Intermediate Drawing
Figure Drawing
Intermediate Painting
Intermediate Sculpture
Intermediate Ceramic Sculpture
Intermediate Wheel-Thrown Ceramics
Intermediate Printmaking
Intermediate Lithography
Experimental Printmaking
Intermediate Graphic Design
Typography
Interactive Design
Intermediate Time Based Media
3D Computer Modeling
Intermed Photography Level I
Special Topics in Studio Art: Intermediate
Art History Survey3
Renaissance through Modern Art
Total Hours24

 

Honors in Art History

Purpose

The Honors Program in Art History is designed for outstanding art history students. Through a program emphasizing critical analysis, enhanced writing and original research proficiencies, students will develop skills necessary to professional careers in the arts and humanities and to further graduate study.

Benefits

Students will work closely with faculty mentor and develop extensive research and writing skills. They will also receive a certificate at the spring UAB Honors Convocation and will graduate “With Honors in Art History.”

Eligibility

To be accepted into the Honors Program in Art History, a student must:

  • Be a B.A. Art major (Concentration in Art History).
  • Have at least a 3.5 GPA in Art History courses.
  • Have at least a 3.0 GPA overall.
  • Have completed at least 12 hours in art history, 3 hours of which must be at the 400-level.
  • Submit an Art History Honors Program application form to the B.A. Art History Advisor for the Department of Art and Art History.

Application forms can be obtained from and turned in to the B.A. Art History Advisor, c/o Art History Office (Education Building 238J1). The Department Chair approves admission into the program in consultation with the art history faculty. Admission is acknowledged by a formal letter from the Chair.

Requirements

  • Complete all required courses for the B.A. Art (Art History concentration) major.
  • Maintain a 3.5 GPA in art history and 3.0 GPA overall.
  • In the senior year, complete ARH 499 Honors Thesis. This course may fulfill one of the art history 400-level elective requirements for the degree. Student should have completed ARH 489 as a prerequisite (capstone course for B.A. Art major)
    • ARH 499 Honors Thesis is a directed study course where the student will work intensively with a faculty mentor to write a formal, extensive research paper on a topic of the student’s choice.
    • Prior to registration in ARH 499, typically the preceding semester, the student will select a member of the art history faculty to serve as faculty mentor and submit a thesis project proposal (3-5 pages in length plus bibliography).
    • Upon approval of the proposal by the faculty mentor, student may register in ARH 499.
    • Formatting, title page, and length guidelines for the thesis may be obtained from the Art History office or faculty mentor.
  • Obtain signature of faculty mentor on Honors Thesis final approval form (form may be obtained from Art History office or faculty mentor).
  • Submit 3 copies of signed approval form to B.A. Art History Advisor, c/o Art History Office (Education Building 238J1): original will go to departmental Chair’s office, 1 copy to art history office files, 1 copy to faculty mentor.
  • Signed approval form must be submitted by last day of classes (Fall and Spring semesters only), preceding the week of final exams.
  • Submission of archival, electronic copy of the thesis to the Art and Art History Department.

Contact

For more information and/or admission to the Art History Honors Program, please contact: B.A. Advisor for Art History, Department of Art and Art History, EB 238J1, 205-975-0693.

ARH-Art History Courses

ARH 101. The Art Experience. 3 Hours.

Introduction to the study of visual culture, prehistoric to present. Emphasis on form and context, and acquiring understanding of art materials and techniques. Study of original works of art in the Birmingham Museum of Art and architecture in metropolitan Birmingham.

ARH 203. Ancient and Medieval Art. 3 Hours.

A survey of Prehistoric, Ancient, Near Eastern, Egyptian, Aegean, Greek, Roman, Hiberno-Saxon, Carolingian, Ottonian, Romanesque, and Gothic art. Explored through writing, lectures and discussion.

ARH 204. Renaissance through Modern Art. 3 Hours.

A Survey of Renaissance, Baroque, Rococo, late Eighteenth, Nineteenth, and Twentieth Century art. Explored through writing, lectures, and discussion. Writing is a significant component of this course (QEP).

ARH 205. African/Native American/Oceanic Art. 3 Hours.

Significant monuments and styles of these tribal cultures.

ARH 206. Survey of Asian Art. 3 Hours.

Art and culture of India, China, and Japan.

ARH 405. African Art. 3 Hours.

African Art.
Prerequisites: ARH 203 [Min Grade: C] or ARH 204 [Min Grade: C]

ARH 407. Art of Rome. 3 Hours.

Covers Ancient Rome, but focuses on Medieval through early Baroque painting, sculpture and architecture. Examines the city of Rome over time. Also considers impact of the papacy on the city and its use of ancient Roman models. ARH 203; ARH 204 recommended but not required.
Prerequisites: ARH 203 [Min Grade: C] and ARH 204 [Min Grade: C]

ARH 409. Egypt in the Age of the Pyramids. 3 Hours.

This course spans the period 5000 B.C through 1550 B.C. (Predynastic and Dynasties 1-17), which encompasses Egypt's pyramid building age. It will focus boradly on the art, archaeology, history, architecture, religion, and literature of this period. It is designed to stand independently of its companion course Imperial and Post-Imperial Egypt.
Prerequisites: ARH 203 [Min Grade: C]

ARH 410. Imperial and Post Imperial Egypt. 3 Hours.

This course spans the years of 1550 B.C. to the Ptolemaic-Roman periods, which covers Egypt's glorious imperial era (New Kingdom: Dynasties 18-10) and its decline in Dynasties 21-31, with the rise of other empires and Macedonian and Roman control of Egypt. It focuses broadly on the art, archaeology, history, architecture, religion, and literature of this time span and is designed to stand independently of its companion course Egypt in the Age of the Pyramids.
Prerequisites: ARH 203 [Min Grade: D]

ARH 419. Arts of Death in the Middle Ages. 3 Hours.

The visual culture of death and the afterlife from the Roman catacombs to cadaver tombs, 300-1500.
Prerequisites: ARH 204 [Min Grade: D]

ARH 421. Italian Renaissance Art. 3 Hours.

The visual arts of the Italian Renaissance (11300-1550) in their historic context.
Prerequisites: ARH 204 [Min Grade: C]

ARH 422. The Birth of Painting: Portable Pictures Across Renaissance Europe. 3 Hours.

The emergence of modern easel painting, 1300-1600.
Prerequisites: ARH 204 [Min Grade: C]

ARH 423. Study Abroad: European Art. 3 Hours.

On-site study of art and architecture in Europe.

ARH 424. Northern Renasissance Art. 3 Hours.

The visual arts of the Northern Renaissance (1300-1600) in their historic context.
Prerequisites: ARH 204 [Min Grade: C]

ARH 430. Eighteenth-Century Art in Europe. 3 Hours.

Visual culture in eighteenth-century Britain and France, including study of eighteenth-century holdings in Birmingham Museum of Art.
Prerequisites: ARH 204 [Min Grade: C]

ARH 431. European Painting in the Seventeenth Century. 3 Hours.

Painting in Europe from Italian and Spanish Baroque through the Dutch Golden Age.
Prerequisites: ARH 204 [Min Grade: C]

ARH 435. Arts of Power in Early Modern Europe. 3 Hours.

The visual arts in service of kings, popes, and the people, 1300-1700.
Prerequisites: ARH 204 [Min Grade: D]

ARH 440. 19th-Century Art I: Neoclassicism, Romanticism, and Realism. 3 Hours.

Painting, sculpture and graphic arts Europe, 1780-1860.
Prerequisites: ARH 204 [Min Grade: C]

ARH 441. 19th-Century Art II: Impressionism, Post-Impressionism, and Symbolism. 3 Hours.

Painting. sculpture and graphic arts in Europe, 1860-1900.
Prerequisites: ARH 204 [Min Grade: C]

ARH 450. American Art to 1900. 3 Hours.

Painting, sculpture, and architecture in the U.S., with an emphasis on 19th Century.
Prerequisites: ARH 204 [Min Grade: C]

ARH 460. Twentieth-Century Art to 1945. 3 Hours.

Painting, sculpture, and architecture in Europe and the United States, 1900-1945.
Prerequisites: ARH 204 [Min Grade: C]

ARH 461. Modern Design. 3 Hours.

History of modern design. Will examine various design disciplines, design theory, well as the relationships betwen design, fine art, architecture and popular culture.
Prerequisites: ARH 204 [Min Grade: C]

ARH 464. Art Since 1945. 3 Hours.

Painting, sculpture, and architecture in Europe and the United States, 1945 to present.
Prerequisites: ARH 204 [Min Grade: C]

ARH 465. Aspects of Contemporary Art. 3 Hours.

Topics in contemporary art, ca. 1970 to the present. Course offerings will vary from year to year and will study a specific historical moment, medium, theme, or subject.
Prerequisites: ARH 204 [Min Grade: C]

ARH 467. Modern Architecture. 3 Hours.

History of modern architecture, covering examples from the late 18th century to the present and emphasizing the United States.
Prerequisites: ARH 204 [Min Grade: C]

ARH 468. Race and Representation. 3 Hours.

History of 20th-Century African American art in context of contemporary theories of identity and issues of diversity, and in relation to African art. Includes study of objects in the Birmingham Museum of Art. Ethics and Civic Responsibility are significant components of this course (QEP).
Prerequisites: ARH 204 [Min Grade: D]

ARH 470. The Art and Culture of China. 3 Hours.

An in-depth survey of the art and culture of China from the Neolithic era through the eighteenth century.
Prerequisites: ARH 206 [Min Grade: C]

ARH 471. Topics in Asian Cinema. 3 Hours.

This course offers students an introduction to a vital aspect of contemporary Asian culture, recognizing that film can be an important focus of contemporary, cultural commentary and critique. The course presumes no prior knowledge of Asia or cinema and its artistic tradition. The goal of the course is to view and discuss, as a class, approximately ten films, emphasizing an understanding of their cultural background and an appreciation of their aesthetic merits as films and cultural settings in Asia. Attendance at weekly screenings is mandatory. Ethics and Civic Responsibility are significant components of this course (QEP).
Prerequisites: ARH 206 [Min Grade: C]

ARH 473. Japanese Prints/Printmakers. 3 Hours.

A history of Japanese block prints and printmakers from seventeenth through twentieth centuries.
Prerequisites: ARH 206 [Min Grade: C]

ARH 474. Chinese Painting. 3 Hours.

Painting and painting theory through eighteenth century.
Prerequisites: ARH 206 [Min Grade: C]

ARH 475. Japanese Art. 3 Hours.

Art and culture, Neolithic era through nineteenth century.
Prerequisites: ARH 206 [Min Grade: C]

ARH 477. Art and Architecture of India. 3 Hours.

Explores the visual culture of South Asia from the Indus Valley Civilization until the beginning of British rule in India, ca. 2500 BCE-1700 CE.
Prerequisites: ARH 206 [Min Grade: C]

ARH 478. Buddhist Arts of Asia. 3 Hours.

Study of Buddhist art and architecture in Asia, with an emphasis on context and function of painting, sculpture, and monuments. Will also examine ethical issues surrounding display and preservation of objects and monuments. The specific historical and cultural theme will vary with each course offering. Ethics and Civic Responsibility are significant components of this course (QEP).
Prerequisites: ARH 206 [Min Grade: C]

ARH 479. Art & Culture of Asia: Study Abroad. 3 Hours.

This course allows students to become immersed in the art and culture of Asia through direct experience in the field. Focus will primarily be on South Asia but may vary with each course offering to include Nepal, Tibet, and Southeast Asia. Preliminary lectures in Birmingham and significant written assignments required.

ARH 480. Art Criticism and Theory. 3 Hours.

A topics course on subjects in art criticism and theory. The specific focus will vary by instructor and may emphasize either non-Western or Western theories, criticisms, and approaches.
Prerequisites: ARH 204 [Min Grade: C] and ARH 203 [Min Grade: D]

ARH 481. Special Topics: Early Modern Art. 3 Hours.

Special topics in the arts of the Early Modern period in the Western art tradition. Subject will vary with each offering.
Prerequisites: ARH 203 [Min Grade: D] or ARH 204 [Min Grade: D]

ARH 482. Special Topics: Modern Art. 3 Hours.

A special topics course on subjects in the Modern period of the Western tradition, beginning in the later eighteen century. Specific course topics will vary by semester.
Prerequisites: ARH 204 [Min Grade: C]

ARH 483. Special Topics: Gender and the Visual Arts. 3 Hours.

Topic will vary, depending on instructor. This course will address ways in which gender has affected the history of artistic practice and patronage. It will consider such issues as the gendering of pictorial practice and space, strategies of representing gendered subjects, and the impact of women as patrons of art and architecture.

ARH 484. Special Topics: Contemporary Art. 3 Hours.

Special topics in the arts of the Contemporary period in the Western Art tradition. Subject will vary with each offering.
Prerequisites: ARH 203 [Min Grade: D] or ARH 204 [Min Grade: D]

ARH 485. Special Topics: Museum Studies. 3 Hours.

Museum operation; organization and preparation of exhibitions; cataloging objects in collection; experience with UAB Institute of Visual Art and Birmingham Museum of Art.
Prerequisites: ARH 204 [Min Grade: C] or ARH 206 [Min Grade: C]

ARH 486. Special Topics: South Asia. 3 Hours.

Special topics in the arts of South Asia. Subject will vary with each offering.
Prerequisites: ARH 206 [Min Grade: D]

ARH 487. Special Topics: Field Study. 3 Hours.

Trips to prominent museums and galleries in United States or to art centers of foreign countries. Preliminary lectures in Birmingham and significant written assignments required.
Prerequisites: ARH 204 [Min Grade: C] or ARH 206 [Min Grade: C]

ARH 488. Special Topics: East Asian Art. 3 Hours.

Special topics in the arts of East Asia. Subject will vary with each offering.
Prerequisites: ARH 206 [Min Grade: D]

ARH 489. Capstone: Contemporary Art Practices. 3 Hours.

This course is the capstone for the B.A. degree in art. Students will conduct research, write about art, and prepare materials needed to pursue a professional career in the arts. The course aims to familiarize students with ongoing theoretical, methodological, and practical issues involved in art making and art historical scholarship. Will include visits to local art institutions, archives, and libraries and guest lectures by professionals in the field. Should be taken at the senior level.
Prerequisites: ARH 204 [Min Grade: C] or ARH 203 [Min Grade: C] or ARH 206 [Min Grade: C]

ARH 490. Seminar: Art Theory. 3 Hours.

Seminar in Art Theory. Subject will vary with each offering.
Prerequisites: ARH 203 [Min Grade: C] or ARH 204 [Min Grade: C] or ARH 206 [Min Grade: C]

ARH 491. Independent Study. 3-4 Hours.

Project proposed by student and approved by Art History instructor.

ARH 492. Museum/Gallery Internship. 3 Hours.

Through active participation in the daily operations of a museum, gallery, 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.

ARH 493. Seminar: South Asian Art. 3 Hours.

Seminar in the arts of South Asia. Subject will vary with each offering.
Prerequisites: ARH 206 [Min Grade: D]

ARH 494. Seminar: East Asian Art. 3 Hours.

Seminar in the arts of East Asia. Subject will vary with each offering.

ARH 495. Seminar: Early Modern Art. 3 Hours.

Seminar in Early Modern Art. Subject will vary with each offering.
Prerequisites: ARH 203 [Min Grade: D] or ARH 204 [Min Grade: D]

ARH 496. Seminar: Modern Art. 3 Hours.

Seminar in Modern Art. Subject will vary with each offering.
Prerequisites: ARH 204 [Min Grade: D]

ARH 497. Seminar: Contemporary Art. 3 Hours.

Seminar in Contemporary Art. Subject will vary with each offering.
Prerequisites: ARH 204 [Min Grade: D]

ARH 499. Honors Thesis. 3 Hours.

For students accepted into honors program in art history. Directed study in art history, in which student works with a faculty mentor to write an extensive research paper on a topic of the student's choice. Recommended to be taken at the senior level, the semester prior to graduation.Permission of instructor required. ARH 489 recommended.

ARS-Art Studio Courses

ARS 100. Introduction to Drawing. 3 Hours.

Various media, methods, subject matter, and vocabulary emphasizing contour, gesture, composition, and value using pencil, charcoal, conte' crayon, and ink.

ARS 101. Two-Dimensional Design. 3 Hours.

Introduction to basic elements and principles of two-dimensional design, stressing problem solving and the development of personal design aesthetic. Also emphasizes understanding of mathematical and conceptual components of form. Quantitative Literacy is a significant component of this course (QEP).

ARS 102. Three-Dimensional Design. 3 Hours.

Basic foundation level exploration of mass, form, volume, and space in the creation of three-dimensional objects. Emphasis on the theories, concepts, materials, techniques, and vocabulary used in the discipline. Instruction to the safe and proper use of various power tools.

ARS 103. Digital Imaging & Design. 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 105. Introduction to Drawing II. 3 Hours.

Exploration of media, technigues, and concepts as they relate to drawing from diverse subject matter.
Prerequisites: ARS 100 [Min Grade: C]

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. Beginning Drawing. 3 Hours.

Descriptive, expressive and abstract approaches using variety of media. Emphasis on conceptual understanding of the drawing process and the proper application of a variety of materials and techniques nescessary to construct a finshed drawing object.
Prerequisites: ARS 100 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 101 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 102 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 105 [Min Grade: C]

ARS 201. Sketchbook & Idea Development. 3 Hours.

Development of image and idea development through sketchbook development and studio practice.

ARS 210. Beginning Painting. 3 Hours.

Painting in oil, students will focus on the academic approach to observational painting as a means for developing and understanding paint as a language. Issues of content and problem solving will be addressed in assignments toward the end of the semester. May be taken twice for credit.
Prerequisites: ARS 100 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 101 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 102 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 105 [Min Grade: C]

ARS 220. Beginning Sculpture. 3 Hours.

Introduction to sculptural methods and processes dealing with mass, form, volume, space, and motion in the creation of sculptural objects and/or installations. Emphasis on conceptual understanding of the sculptural process and the proper application of a variety of materials and techniques necessary to construct a finished sculptural work. Instruction in the safe and proper use of various power tools, hand tools, and other equipment.
Prerequisites: ARS 100 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 101 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 102 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 105 [Min Grade: C]

ARS 230. Beginning Ceramic Sculpture. 3 Hours.

Introduction to the use of clay as sculptural medium. Instruction in all hand-building, mold-making, slip-casting techniques and their sculptural applications. Preliminary exposure to glazing technology and various firing processes.
Prerequisites: ARS 100 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 101 [Min Grade: C](Can be taken Concurrently) and ARS 102 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 105 [Min Grade: C]

ARS 240. Beginning Printmaking. 3 Hours.

Investigation of basic Intaglio techniques such as metal plate etching and engraving along with basic printing processes.
Prerequisites: ARS 100 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 101 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 102 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 105 [Min Grade: C]

ARS 241. Beginning Lithography. 3 Hours.

Investigation of basic lithographic techniques such as stone printing, litho crayon drawing, tusche washes, mono-printing processes.
Prerequisites: ARS 100 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 101 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 102 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 105 [Min Grade: C]

ARS 250. Introduction to Graphic Design. 3 Hours.

Introduction to the field. Overview of history, process and production of visual communications, with explorations in typography, basic design concepts, and practices.
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 252. Introduction to Typography. 3 Hours.

This course is an introduction to the anatomy of letterforms and how they work as symbols to create meaning within the context of graphic design. Course work focuses on the creation of glyphs, symbols, logotypes and typographic compositions to build proficiency and understanding of typography theories and practice.
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 260. Intro to Time Based Media. 3 Hours.

Introduction to Time Based media is a fundamental course in the principles of animation and video. The first part of the course serves as an introduction to linear animation. Students will be introduced to timing, sequence, keyframe, and tweening. Demonstration and lecture will be supplemented with screenings of animated works of a varied and diverse nature. The second part of the course covers introductory skills and topics related to video capturing and editing. Students will learn lighting, frame composition, timing, camera position, camera motion, sound, and scenery/location. In addition students will learn the fundamental editing techniques.
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 270. Beginning Photography. 3 Hours.

Photography and photographic process including both wet darkroom and digital media. Film development, print techniques, and camera controls are covered in both black and white silver processes as well as in digital print and capture. There is an emphasis on photography as a creative medium covering the aesthetic and artistic modes of photography in the context of its recent developments as well as its traditions and history. A single lens reflex camera for 35-mm film is recommended, check with the department about a limited number of check-out cameras.
Prerequisites: ARS 100 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 101 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 102 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 105 [Min Grade: C]

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: D] and ARS 101 [Min Grade: D] and ARS 102 [Min Grade: D] and ARS 103 [Min Grade: D] and ARS 105 [Min Grade: D]

ARS 300. Intermediate Drawing. 3 Hours.

Descriptive, expressive, and abstract approaches using variety of media.
Prerequisites: ARS 200 [Min Grade: C]

ARS 302. Figure Drawing. 3 Hours.

Concepts and techniques of drawing in various media from live model.
Prerequisites: ARS 200 [Min Grade: C]

ARS 310. Intermediate Painting. 3 Hours.

Technical, aesthetic, and conceptual issues will be explored using various painting media. Emphasis placed upon developing both an individual aesthetic and a sophisticated, expressive vocabulary with paint. Advisable to repeat course before advancing to Advanced Painting.
Prerequisites: ARS 210 [Min Grade: C]

ARS 320. Intermediate Sculpture. 3 Hours.

Continued exploration and understanding of sculptural methods and processes with a concentration on the conceptual, aesthetic, and technical issues of form and space. Emphasis placed upon developing both an individual aesthetic and sophisticated formal vocabulary for sculptural expression. Advisable to repeat course before advancing to Advanced Sculpture.
Prerequisites: ARS 220 [Min Grade: C]

ARS 330. Intermediate Ceramic Sculpture. 3 Hours.

Continued exploration of clay as a sculptural medium with a concentration on the conceptual, aesthetic, and technical issues specific to the medium. Emphasis placed upon developing both an individual aesthetic and an understanding of the appropriate applications of clay as a sculptural material. Continued understanding of glazing technology and firing processes. Advisable to repeat course before advancing to Advanced Ceramic Sculpture.
Prerequisites: ARS 230 [Min Grade: C]

ARS 335. Intermediate Wheel-Thrown Ceramics. 3 Hours.

Introduction to the use of the potter's wheel in the production of traditional functional ware and teh creation of sculptural form. Concentration on gaining control of the methodology. Exploration into the functional traditions and contemporary interpretations of the ceramic medium. Preliminary exposure to glazing technology and various firing processes.
Prerequisites: ARS 230 [Min Grade: C]

ARS 340. Intermediate Printmaking. 3 Hours.

Intermediate Intaglio techniques such as color printing processes, along with basic photographic printmaking processes. There will be greater emphasis on how form and content are integrated to form a unified work of art.
Prerequisites: ARS 240 [Min Grade: C]

ARS 341. Intermediate Lithography. 3 Hours.

Techniques will be explored through a hands-on approach. The course will also introduce color processes such as multiple stone color printing, alternative registration and photo-litho techniques. There will be a greater emphasis on how form and content are integrated to form a unified work of art.
Prerequisites: ARS 241 [Min Grade: C]

ARS 342. Experimental Printmaking. 3 Hours.

Investigation of alternative printmaking techniques will be explored through a hands-on approach. This class will focus on transfer techniques and the introduction of digital printmaking processes.
Prerequisites: ARS 103 [Min Grade: C] and (ARS 240 [Min Grade: C] or ARS 241 [Min Grade: C])

ARS 350. Intermediate Graphic Design. 3 Hours.

Type and image explorations in design and design history research. Permission of instructor required.
Prerequisites: ARS 250 [Min Grade: C]

ARS 351. Technical Processes for Graphic Design. 3 Hours.

Comping, presentation skills, and project development. Emphasis on printing technology. Permission of instructor required.
Prerequisites: ARS 103 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 250 [Min Grade: C]

ARS 352. Typography. 3 Hours.

Study of expressive type, symbols, and typographic layout through studio assignments. ARS 103 and ARS 250 permission of instructor.
Prerequisites: ARS 103 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 250 [Min Grade: C]

ARS 355. Interactive Design. 3 Hours.

Concepts and skills in interactive media as applied to web design and animation that focus on graphic design.
Prerequisites: ARS 250 [Min Grade: C]

ARS 360. Intermediate Time Based Media. 3 Hours.

Intermediate time Based Media is a video course in which students continue to advance their video capturing and editing skills. Students will be introduced to alternative and experimental narrative structures. Students will also continue their audio capturing and editing techniques.
Prerequisites: ARS 260 [Min Grade: C]

ARS 361. 3D Computer Modeling. 3 Hours.

3D Computer Modeling is a beginning course in 3D modeling and scene construction in the computer/digital environment. Topics covered include: 3D digital space and form, model and scence building, surface properties, lighting and rendering. Permission of Instructor.

ARS 362. Creative Strategy for Advertising Design. 3 Hours.

Creative concepts and strategy for design of advertising campaigns. Research and presentations.
Prerequisites: ARS 350 [Min Grade: C] and EH 102 [Min Grade: C]

ARS 365. Illustration. 3 Hours.

Studio projects that explore variety of illustration techniques and professional issues.
Prerequisites: ARS 200 [Min Grade: C] or ARS 250 [Min Grade: C] or ARS 260 [Min Grade: C]

ARS 370. Intermed Photography Level I. 3 Hours.

This course is the first of a two-part intermediate sequence. The course will focus on the mastery of skills that were introducted in Beginning Photography such as camera controls, print quality and photographic imagery. The course will introduce new types of film and papers, it will cover archival toning, night photography, color slide film and hand coloring. There will be an emphasis on improving print quality and understanding natural light.
Prerequisites: ARS 270 [Min Grade: C]

ARS 372. Digital Photographic Imagery. 3 Hours.

Concepts, hardware, and software programs with specific application to various forms of digital photographic manipulation.
Prerequisites: ARS 270 [Min Grade: C]

ARS 373. Special Topics and Techniques in Photography. 3 Hours.

The course material will be determined by the instructor. Examples may include mural printing, documentary photography, the manipulated print, platinum printing, pinhold photography, or view camera construction and use.
Prerequisites: ARS 370 [Min Grade: C]

ARS 374. Lighting and the Photographic Studio. 3 Hours.

The course will begin with the study of natural light and the use of simple tools to control light in the natural environment. Then the course will focus on the use of artificial lights and their use in a studio situation. There will be field trips to local photographic studios.
Prerequisites: ARS 370 [Min Grade: C]

ARS 375. Intermed Photography Level II. 3 Hours.

The second course in the intermediate sequence. This course will introduce students to more advanced photographic materials and techniques. The course will introduce new cameras, film and filters, including medium format and pinhole. Students may use specialized papers and digital print media.
Prerequisites: ARS 370 [Min Grade: C]

ARS 376. Color Photography and the Fine Art Digital Print. 3 Hours.

The objective of this course is to learn the techniques of color printing using digital media. The course will begin with the study of color film, scanning and then will introduce digital color print techniques. The course will include the study of both contemporary color photography and photographers and the history of color photography.
Prerequisites: ARS 270 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 370 [Min Grade: C]

ARS 385. Book Arts. 3 Hours.

Exploration book arts as a vehicle for creative expression and to use the visual book format to develop personal content and imagery.

ARS 387. Field Study in Art Studio. 3 Hours.

On-site research at art venues such as prominent museums, galleries, and studios, some of which are typically unavailable to the general public, and other related sites either in the United States or in foreign countries. Preliminary meetings in Birmingham, and significant studio and written assignments required.
Prerequisites: ARS 200 [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.

Emphasis on in-depth projects using expressive approaches to drawing with a variety of media.
Prerequisites: ARS 300 [Min Grade: C]

ARS 406. Digital Filmmaking/SL. 3 Hours.

Students will learn computer programs in time-based media. Technical and conceptual issues will be addressed as well as producing a short film based on project.

ARS 407. Ethnographic Filmmaking/SL. 3 Hours.

Students will document and analyze aspects of human social life using film and video. They will develop an understanding of the visual syntax and narrative structure of successful ethnographic and documentary films through discussion and criticism in the classroom as well as through short film projects of their own.

ARS 410. Advanced Painting. 3 Hours.

Individualized coursework allowing personalized course objectives approved by instructor based on previous work. Advisable to take ARS 310 twice before advancing to ARS 410.
Prerequisites: ARS 310 [Min Grade: C]

ARS 420. Advanced Sculpture. 3 Hours.

Advanced studies in sculptural methods and processes with an emphasis on in-depth individually generated projects. Advisable to take Intermediate Sculpture twice before taking Advanced Sculpture.
Prerequisites: ARS 320 [Min Grade: C]

ARS 430. Advanced Ceramic Sculpture. 3 Hours.

Advanced studies in the use of clay as a sculptural medium with emphasis on in-depth individually generated projects. Advisable to take ARS 330 twice before advancing to ARS 430.
Prerequisites: ARS 330 [Min Grade: C]

ARS 435. Advanced Wheel-Thrown Ceramics. 3 Hours.

Advanced studies in the use of the potter's wheel in the production of traditional functional ware and the creation of sculptural form. Emphasis on in-depth individually generated projects.
Prerequisites: ARS 330 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 335 [Min Grade: C]

ARS 440. Advanced Printmaking. 3 Hours.

Advanced Intaglio techniques such as color processes, along with basic photographic printmaking processes.
Prerequisites: ARS 340 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 341 [Min Grade: C] or ARS 342 [Min Grade: C]

ARS 441. Advanced Lithography. 3 Hours.

Techniques such as complex color printing processes and basic photographic printmaking processes are explored. Continued emphasis on improving student's conceptual and technical skills.
Prerequisites: ARS 103 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 340 [Min Grade: C] and (ARS 341 [Min Grade: C] or ARS 342 [Min Grade: C])

ARS 442. Advanced Experimental Printmaking. 3 Hours.

Investigation of alternative printmaking techniques will be explored through a hands-on approach. The class will focus on transfer techniques and the introduction of digital printmaking processes.
Prerequisites: ARS 103 [Min Grade: C] and 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 type, layout and image explorations, and design history research. Responsible and ethical design also examined. Ethics and Civic Responsibility are significant components of this course (QEP).
Prerequisites: ARS 350 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 352 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 351 [Min Grade: C] or ARS 355 [Min Grade: C]

ARS 451. Advanced Graphic Design Projects. 3 Hours.

Assignments individually designed to strengthen each student's portfolio. Generally, a student will take on project and create a complete campaign/identity. Visual and verbal presentation skills also emphasized.
Prerequisites: ARS 450 [Min Grade: C]

ARS 452. Graphic Design Portfolio. 3 Hours.

Portfolio preparation and presentation. Re-working of some old projects and addition of new. Resume and job interview skills emphasized.
Prerequisites: ARS 350 [Min Grade: C]

ARS 454. Multimedia Productions. 3 Hours.

Concepts and skills explored as design/art direction components in collaborative project format. Interrelates with music, theatre, and broadcasing.
Prerequisites: ARS 355 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 450 [Min Grade: C] and MC 101 [Min Grade: C]

ARS 455. Advanced Interactive Design. 3 Hours.

Advanced concepts and skills in development of web-page design.
Prerequisites: ARS 355 [Min Grade: C] and ARS 450 [Min Grade: C] and MC 101 [Min Grade: C]

ARS 457. Advanced Advertising Design. 3 Hours.

Community-based projects specific to advertising. Portfolio building and presentations.
Prerequisites: ARS 357 [Min Grade: C]

ARS 458. Special Topics in Graphic Design. 3 Hours.

An investigation of special topics in graphic design history, theory or practice. Subject to be determined by instructor. Repeatable for different topics.
Prerequisites: ARS 350 [Min Grade: C] and (ARH 464 [Min Grade: C] or ARH 480 [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 Time Based Media. 3 Hours.

Advanced Time based Media is an advanced class in video capturing and editing, and sound capturing and editing. Students will be encourage to explore more alternative and advanced ways of transmitting their work and expected to establish a visual style and signature.
Prerequisites: ARS 360 [Min Grade: C]

ARS 461. 3D Computer Animation. 3 Hours.

3 D Computer Animation is a beginning course in 3D computer animation and multimedia application. Topics covered include time: time and spcae in the digital 3D environment, 3D computer animation concepts and techniques and multimedia application.
Prerequisites: ARS 361 [Min Grade: C]

ARS 462. Emerging Technologies. 3 Hours.

Emerging Technologies is intended for advanced students wanting to explore new technologies and software in their artistic practice. This is a topics course and will reflect contemporary technology/software and artistic practice. The course integrates screenings and discussion with production.
Prerequisites: ARS 360 [Min Grade: C]

ARS 473. Special Topics and Techniques in Photography. 3 Hours.

The course material will be determined by the instructor. Examples would be mural printing, documentary photography, the manipulated print, platinum printing,pinhole photography, or view camera construction and use.
Prerequisites: ARS 370 [Min Grade: C] and (ARS 372 [Min Grade: C] or ARS 373 [Min Grade: C] or ARS 374 [Min Grade: C] or ARS 375 [Min Grade: C] or ARS 376 [Min Grade: C])

ARS 474. Lighting and the Photographic Studio. 3 Hours.

The course will begin with the study of natural light and the use of simple tools to control light in the natural environment. Then the course will focus on the use of artifical lights and their use in a studio situation. There will be field trips to local photographic studios.
Prerequisites: ARS 370 [Min Grade: C] and (ARS 372 [Min Grade: C] or ARS 373 [Min Grade: C] or ARS 374 [Min Grade: C] or ARS 375 [Min Grade: C] or ARS 376 [Min Grade: C])

ARS 475. Advanced Photography. 3 Hours.

This course will focus on the mastery of skills that were introduced in Intermediate Photography including the medium format camera work, large scale printing, new films and materials.
Prerequisites: ARS 370 [Min Grade: C] and (ARS 372 [Min Grade: C] or ARS 373 [Min Grade: C] or ARS 374 [Min Grade: C] or ARS 375 [Min Grade: C] or ARS 376 [Min Grade: C])

ARS 476. Color Photography and the Fine Art Digital Print. 3 Hours.

The objective of this course is to learn the techniques of color printing using digital media. The course will begin with the study of color film, scanning and then will explore digital color print techniques. The course will include the study of both contemporary color photography and photographers and the history of color photography.
Prerequisites: ARS 370 [Min Grade: C] and (ARS 372 [Min Grade: C] or ARS 373 [Min Grade: C] or ARS 374 [Min Grade: C] or ARS 375 [Min Grade: C] or ARS 376 [Min Grade: C])

ARS 478. Photography Internship. 3 Hours.

This course will provide students with direct working knowledge with the field of professional photography in the Birmingham area through a program of internships at cooperating institutions, studios, and businesses. The student will be required to work at the cooperating agency a minimum of 16 supervised hours per week during the term. Permission of instructor required.

ARS 479. Studio Internship in Photography. 3 Hours.

This course will provide students with direct working knowledge with the field of professional photography in the Birmingham area through a program of internships at cooperating institutions, studios, and businesses. The student will be required to work at the cooperating agency a minimum of 16 supervised hours per week during the term. Permission of instructor required.

ARS 480. Practicum in Art Studio Management. 3 Hours.

This course is designed to familiarize the student with the art studio-teaching environment in both technical and conceptual aspects. The student will assist the faculty member and learn about maintenance and operation of the lab, including learning more detailed equipment or chemical information than may be available in a class. The student may assist in class demonstrations or beginning level classes in order to gain exposure to teaching art studio.

ARS 487. Field Study in Art Studio. 3 Hours.

On-site research at art venues such as prominent museums, galleries, and studios, some of which are typically unavailable to the general public, and other related sites either in the United States or in foreign countries. Preliminary meetings in Birmingham, and significant studio and written assignments required.
Prerequisites: ARS 200 [Min Grade: C]

ARS 488. Seminar in Time Based Media. 3 Hours.

Specialized advanced studio problems in time based media.
Prerequisites: ARS 260 [Min Grade: C]

ARS 489. Professional Artist Seminar. 3 Hours.

Capstone for the B.F.A. degree in art for art studio. Students will explore and develop skills for beginning and managing career as a professional artist. Will include projects such as designing a portfolio and website, writing the artist statement, and theorizing, promoting, and marketing artwork. Advisable to take prior to the semester of graduation.

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

May be repeated for credit.

ARS 491. B.F.A. Exhibition. 3 Hours.

B.F.A. students plan and mount exhibition of work during final year. Graphic design students may prepare public portfolio presentation instead of exhibition.

ARS 492. Studio or Gallery Internship. 3 Hours.

This course will provide students with direct working knowledge of the studio arts through an internship at cooperating studios, institutions, and businesses specializing in specific disciplines in the visual arts. The student will be required to work at the agency a minimum of 16 supervised hours per week during the term.

ARS 493. Art Conservation Internship. 3 Hours.

Advanced independent study with direct working knowledge of the studio arts with qualified Art Conservation professionals.

ARS 495. Advanced Special Topics in Studio Art. 3 Hours.

Specialized advanced studio problems with permission of the instructor.

Faculty

Alexander, James R., Professor of Art, 1978, B.Arch., M.Arch. (Cornell), M.F.A. (Louisiana State)
Barrett, Doug, Assistant Professor of Art, 2008, B.F.A. (Central Florida), M.F.A. (Florida)
Baulos, Doug, Assistant Professor of Art, 2003, B.F.A. (UAB), M.F.A. (New Orleans)
Chapman, Gary H., Professor of Art, 1990, B.S., B.A. (Berea), M.F.A. (Cranbrook Academy)
Cracco, Derek A., Associate Professor of Art, 1999, B.F.A. (Louisiana State), M.F.A. (Syracuse)
Cummings, Cathleen A., Associate Professor of Art History, 2006, B.A. (Mills College), M.A. (University of London), M.A. and Ph.D. (Ohio State)
Dallow, Jessica, Associate Professor of Art History, 2002, B.A. (San Diego), M.A., Ph.D. (North Carolina-Chapel Hill)
Holloway, Stacey, Visiting Assistant Professor of Art, 2009, B.F.A (Purdue), M.F.A. (Minnesota-Twin Cities)
Lake, Lauren, Associate Professor of Art: Chair, 1996, BA (University of Florida), M.F.A. (Madison-Wisconsin)
McPherson, Heather A., Professor of Art History, 1982, B.A. (Oregon), M.A. (Sorbonne), Ph.D. (Washington)
Rieger, Sonja O., Professor of Art, 1979, B.A. (Massachusetts), M.F.A. (Rutgers)
Turel, Noa, Assistant Professor of Art History, 2012, B.A. (State University of New York), M.A. (University of London), Ph.D. (California-Santa Barbara), Renaissance and Baroque Art
Wright, Erin, Associate Professor of Art, 2001, B.F.A. (Colorado State), M.F.A. (Arizona)