Fine Arts/Studio Major (B.F.A.) - Undergraduate - 2010 University Catalog

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Program Overview

The Fine Arts/Studio Major is designed for students seeking preparation as professional artists, with studio courses comprising two-thirds of the curriculum. The program is especially recommended for those wishing to continue their education in the visual arts at the graduate level.

For further information: Art & Design webpage

Curriculum Requirements

All university students must fulfill the set of General Education requirements applicable to their degree (for further information, click here.)  In addition, students pursuing Fine Arts, Studio (B.F.A.) must complete the requirements below.


FINE ARTS/STUDIO

Complete 94 semester hours including the following 5 requirement(s):

  1. CORE

    Complete the following 8 courses: .

    ARDW 200 Drawing, Beginning I 3
    ARDW 201 Life Drawing, Beginning I 3
    ARFD 122 Foundations II: 2D Design 3
    ARFD 123 Foundations III: Visual Organization - 3D Design 3
    ARFD 125 Foundations V: Color, Light and Time 3
    ARHS 105 Art in Western Civilization: Ancient and Medieval 3
    ARHS 106 Art in Western Civilization: Renaissance to Modern 3
    ARHS 451 Contemporary Art 3
  2. SPECIALIZATION

    1 of the following 11 specializations must be completed in consultation with BFA Coordinator/minimum 45 semester hours

    1. CERAMICS SPECIALIZATION

      Complete the following 2 requirement(s):

      1. MAJOR STUDIO for CERAMICS

        Complete 15 semester hours to 18 semester hours from the following:

        ARCE 200 Ceramics: Pottery and Sculpture, Beginning I 3
        ARCE 210 Ceramics: Pottery and Sculpture, Beginning II 3
        ARCE 300 Ceramics: Pottery and Sculpture, Intermediate 3
        ARCE 400 Ceramics: Pottery and Sculpture, Advanced 3
        ARCE 450 Independent Study in Ceramics: Pottery and Sculpture 3
        ARSC 221 Sculpture: Clay, Introduction A 3
        ARSC 231 Sculpture: Clay, Introduction B 3
        ARSC 321 Sculpture: Clay, Intermediate 3
        ARSC 421 Sculpture: Clay, Advanced 3
      2. ELECTIVE STUDIO for CERAMICS

        Complete 27 semester hours to 30 semester hours from the following:

        ARPG 260 Introduction to Papermaking 3
        ARPG 360 Intermediate Papermaking 3
        ARPG 460 Advanced Papermaking 3
    2. DRAWING SPECIALIZATION

      Complete the following 2 requirement(s):

      1. MAJOR STUDIO for DRAWING

        Complete 15 semester hours to 18 semester hours from the following:

        ARDW 210 Drawing, Beginning II 3
        ARDW 211 Life Drawing, Beginning II 3
        ARDW 300 Drawing, Intermediate 3
        ARDW 301 Life Drawing, Intermediate 3
        ARDW 400 Drawing, Advanced 3
        ARDW 401 Life Drawing, Advanced 3
        ARDW 451 Independent Study in Life Drawing 3
      2. ELECTIVE STUDIO for DRAWING

        Complete 27 semester hours to 30 semester hours from the following:

        ARPG 260 Introduction to Papermaking 3
        ARPG 360 Intermediate Papermaking 3
        ARPG 460 Advanced Papermaking 3
    3. FABRICS SPECIALIZATION

      Complete the following 2 requirement(s):

      1. MAJOR STUDIO for FABRICS

        Complete 15 semester hours from the following:

        ARFI 201 Textile Design, Introduction 3
        ARFI 222 Surface Design, Introduction A 3
        ARFI 223 Leather, Introduction A 3
        ARFI 232 Surface Design, Introduction B 3
        ARFI 233 Leather, Introduction B 3
        ARFI 281 Global Textiles 3
        ARFI 300 Fibers and Fabrics, Intermediate 3
        ARFI 323 Leather, Intermediate 3
        ARFI 400 Fibers and Fabrics, Advanced 3
        ARFI 422 Surface Design, Advanced 3
        ARFI 423 Leather, Advanced 3
        ARFI 451 Independent Study in Textiles 3
        ARFI 460 Fiber Sources Field Trips 3
        ARFI 461 Applied Textile Design 3
        ARHS 276 History of Textiles: Focus on the Americas 3
        ARMJ 200 Metalwork and Jewelry, Beginning I 3
        ARMJ 210 Metalwork and Jewelry, Beginning II 3
      2. ELECTIVE STUDIO for FABRICS

        Complete 30 semester hours from the following:

        ARPG 260 Introduction to Papermaking 3
        ARPG 360 Intermediate Papermaking 3
        ARPG 460 Advanced Papermaking 3
    4. FILMMAKING SPECIALIZATION

      Complete the following 2 requirement(s):

      1. MAJOR STUDIO for FILMMAKING

        Complete 15 semester hours to 18 semester hours from the following:

        ARFM 200 Film Making, Beginning I 3
        ARFM 210 Film Making, Beginning II 3
        ARFM 220 Documentary Film Workshop 4
        ARFM 280 Film as Art: Historical and Contemporary 3
        ARFM 300 Film Making, Intermediate 4
        ARFM 360 Film Editing 3
        ARFM 363 Principles of Cinematography 3
        ARFM 400 Film Making, Advanced 4
        ARFM 450 Independent Study in Film 3
        ARFM 462 Narrative Film Workshop 3
        ARFM 480 The Avant-Garde Cinema 3
      2. ELECTIVE STUDIO for FILMMAKING

        Complete 27 semester hours to 30 semester hours from the following:

        ARPG 260 Introduction to Papermaking 3
        ARPG 360 Intermediate Papermaking 3
        ARPG 460 Advanced Papermaking 3
    5. GRAPHIC DESIGN SPECIALIZATION

      Complete the following 2 requirement(s):

      1. MAJOR STUDIO for GRAPHIC DESIGN

        Complete the following 5 courses:

        ARGD 200 Graphic Design, Beginning I 3
        ARGD 210 Graphic Design, Beginning II 3
        ARGD 300 Graphic Design, Intermediate 3
        ARGD 400 Graphic Design, Advanced I 3
        ARGD 460 Graphic Design, Advanced II 3
      2. ELECTIVE STUDIO for GRAPHIC DESIGN

        Complete 30 semester hours from the following:

        ARPG 260 Introduction to Papermaking 3
        ARPG 360 Intermediate Papermaking 3
        ARPG 460 Advanced Papermaking 3
    6. ILLUSTRATION SPECIALIZATION

      Complete the following 2 requirement(s):

      1. MAJOR STUDIO for ILLUSTRATION

        Complete 15 semester hours to 18 semester hours from the following:

        ARGD 200 Graphic Design, Beginning I 3
        ARIL 220 Illustration, Beginning I 3
        ARIL 230 Illustration, Beginning II 3
        ARIL 319 Introduction to 3D Modeling 3
        ARIL 320 Illustration III, Art of the Visual Narrative 3
      2. ELECTIVE STUDIO for ILLUSTRATION

        Complete 27 semester hours to 30 semester hours from the following:

        ARPG 260 Introduction to Papermaking 3
        ARPG 360 Intermediate Papermaking 3
        ARPG 460 Advanced Papermaking 3
    7. JEWELRY SPECIALIZATION

      Complete the following 2 requirement(s):

      1. MAJOR STUDIO for JEWELRY

        Complete 15 semester hours from the following:

        ARMJ 200 Metalwork and Jewelry, Beginning I 3
        ARMJ 210 Metalwork and Jewelry, Beginning II 3
        ARMJ 300 Metalwork and Jewelry, Intermediate 3
        ARMJ 400 Metalwork and Jewelry, Advanced 3
        ARMJ 450 Independent Study in Metalwork and Jewelry 3
      2. ELECTIVE STUDIO for JEWELRY

        Complete 30 semester hours from the following:

        ARPG 260 Introduction to Papermaking 3
        ARPG 360 Intermediate Papermaking 3
        ARPG 460 Advanced Papermaking 3
    8. PAINTING SPECIALIZATION

      Complete the following 2 requirement(s):

      1. MAJOR STUDIO for PAINTING

        Complete 15 semester hours from the following:

        ARPA 200 Painting, Beginning I 3
        ARPA 210 Painting, Beginning II 3
        ARPA 260 Figurative Painting 3
        ARPA 300 Painting, Intermediate 3
        ARPA 400 Painting, Advanced 3
        ARPA 450 Independent Study in Painting 3
        ARPA 461 Painting the Environment 3
      2. ELECTIVE STUDIO for PAINTING

        Complete 30 semester hours from the following:

        ARPG 260 Introduction to Papermaking 3
        ARPG 360 Intermediate Papermaking 3
        ARPG 460 Advanced Papermaking 3
    9. PHOTOGRAPHY SPECIALIZATION

      Complete the following 2 requirement(s):

      1. MAJOR STUDIO for PHOTOGRAPHY

        Complete 15 semester hours from the following:

        ARFI 323 Leather, Intermediate 3
        ARHS 477 History of Photography 3
        ARPH 200 Photography Beginning I: Contemporary Art Form 3
        ARPH 260 Photography Transparency Materials 3
        ARPH 300 Photography Intermediate: Contemporary Art Form 3
        ARPH 361 Special Process in Photography 4
        ARPH 451 Independent Study in Photography: Contemporary Art Form 3
        ARPH 462 The Color Print, A Contemporary Aesthetic Approach 4
        ARPH 463 Commercial Photography 4
      2. ELECTIVE STUDIO for PHOTOGRAPHY

        Complete 30 semester hours from the following:

        ARPG 260 Introduction to Papermaking 3
        ARPG 360 Intermediate Papermaking 3
        ARPG 460 Advanced Papermaking 3
    10. PRINTMAKING SPECIALIZATION

      Complete the following 2 requirement(s):

      1. MAJOR STUDIO for PRINTMAKING

        Complete 15 semester hours from the following:

        ARPM 200 Printmaking, Beginning I 3
        ARPM 210 Printmaking, Beginning II 3
        ARPM 260 Etching and Relief Printing 3
        ARPM 261 Lithography 3
        ARPM 262 Screen Printing 3
        ARPM 300 Printmaking, Intermediate 3
        ARPM 400 Printmaking, Advanced 3
        ARPM 450 Independent Study in Printmaking 3
      2. ELECTIVE STUDIO for PRINTMAKING

        Complete 30 semester hours from the following:

        ARPG 260 Introduction to Papermaking 3
        ARPG 360 Intermediate Papermaking 3
        ARPG 460 Advanced Papermaking 3
    11. SCULPTURE SPECIALIZATION

      Complete the following 2 requirement(s):

      1. MAJOR STUDIO for SCULPTURE

        Complete 15 semester hours from the following:

        ARSC 200 Sculpture, Beginning I 3
        ARSC 210 Sculpture, Beginning II 3
        ARSC 235 Metals: Introduction B 3
        ARSC 300 Sculpture, Intermediate 3
        ARSC 400 Sculpture, Advanced 3
        ARSC 420 Sculpture: Fabrication, Advanced 3
        ARSC 421 Sculpture: Clay, Advanced 3
        ARSC 422 Sculpture: Metal Casting, Advanced 3
        ARSC 423 Sculpture: Welding/Brazing, Advanced 3
        ARSC 424 Sculpture: Carving, Advanced 3
        ARSC 425 Metals: Advanced 3
        ARSC 426 Sculpture: Modeling/Casting, Advanced 3
        ARSC 450 Independent Study: Sculpture 3
      2. ELECTIVE STUDIO for SCULPTURE

        Complete 30 semester hours from the following:

        ARPG 260 Introduction to Papermaking 3
        ARPG 360 Intermediate Papermaking 3
        ARPG 460 Advanced Papermaking 3
  3. ART HISTORY

    Complete 6 semester hours from the following:

  4. ART STUDIO

    Complete the following 3 courses:

    ARHS 462 Senior Seminar 3
    ARST 400 Major Studio Project I (B.F.A.). Starting Spring 2011: Major Studio Project I 6
    ARST 410 Major Studio Project II (B.F.A.). Starting Spring 2011: Marjor Studio Project II 7
  5. ART FORUM

    Complete the following for a total of 3 semester hours:

    ARGS 280 Art Forum 3

Course Descriptions:

ARCE200: Ceramics: Pottery and Sculpture, Beginning I

Introduction to the development of works in clay, studio forming methods, clay compositions, glazing and firing, design/aesthetic/stylistic concerns, historical and contemporary ceramics. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Fine and Performing Arts. Meets the 1983 General Education Requirement (GER) - Electives, Creative Expression. 3 sh.

ARCE210: Ceramics: Pottery and Sculpture, Beginning II

Continuation of ARCE 200. Meets the 1983 General Education Requirement (GER) - Electives, Creative Expression. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARCE 200.

ARCE300: Ceramics: Pottery and Sculpture, Intermediate

Continuation of ARCE 210. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARCE 210.

ARCE400: Ceramics: Pottery and Sculpture, Advanced

Continuation of ARCE 300. May be repeated for a maximum of nine credits. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARCE 300 or departmental approval.

ARCE450: Independent Study in Ceramics: Pottery and Sculpture

Topics for investigation selected with the approval of the instructor. May be repeated twice for a maximum of 9.0 credits. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARCE 300 or departmental approval.

ARDW200: Drawing, Beginning I

Basic elements of line, tone, composition, and perspective; exploration of traditional and experimental media and materials; and investigation of still life, landscape, life drawing, portraiture, and abstraction. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Fine and Performing Arts. Meets the 1983 General Education Requirement (GER) - Electives, Creative Expression. 3 sh.

ARDW201: Life Drawing, Beginning I

Structure and proportions of the human figure. Study of skeletal and muscular structure, the figure at rest and in motion, isolated and in a setting. Expressive as well as analytical approach to drawing. Exploration of traditional as well as current techniques and media. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Fine and Performing Arts. Meets the 1983 General Education Requirement (GER) - Electives, Creative Expression. 3 sh.

ARDW210: Drawing, Beginning II

Continuation of ARDW 200. Meets the 1983 General Education Requirement (GER) - Electives, Creative Expression. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARDW 200.

ARDW211: Life Drawing, Beginning II

Continuation of ARDW 201. Meets the 1983 General Education Requirement (GER) - Electives, Creative Expression. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARDW 201.

ARDW300: Drawing, Intermediate

Continuation of ARDW 210. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARDW 210.

ARDW301: Life Drawing, Intermediate

Continuation of ARDW 211. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARDW 211.

ARDW400: Drawing, Advanced

Continuation of ARDW 300. May be repeated for a maximum of nine credits. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARDW 300.

ARDW401: Life Drawing, Advanced

Continuation of ARDW 301. May be repeated for a maximum of nine credits. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARDW 301.

ARDW451: Independent Study in Life Drawing

Topics for investigation selected with the approval of the instructor. May be repeated twice for a maximum of 9.0 credits. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Departmental approval.

ARFD122: Foundations II: 2D Design

Foundations II introduces students to the principles of 2-dimensional design in a variety of media. Major principles covered include composition, line, shape, volume, movement, value, rhythm, repetition, variation, scale, size, perspective, proportion, texture, balance, unity, harmony, and contrast. The course content consists of a variety of projects focusing on critical, theory-based problem solving, together with lectures and demonstrations. 3 sh.

ARFD123: Foundations III: Visual Organization - 3D Design

An introduction to the 3rd dimension of the world that we inhabit ("made" things, natural forms, and the occupation of space). Three-dimensional sensibility is progressively developed when basic components are manipulated by the effective use of direction, balance, axis, orientation, and relationship; in other words, organization (composition). Assignments in light, shape, shadow, depth, form, and movement are examined in a natural progression from 2D knowledge to 3D. Activities include lectures, conceptualization, observation, creation, discussion, and critical analysis for each project. The aesthetic consideration of materials and tools in this context add to the expressive output of three-dimensional study. The process may begin with concept, material or observation; it continues by way of lecture, demonstration, critical analysis and class discussion until each project is crafted to completion. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARFD 121.

ARFD125: Foundations V: Color, Light and Time

Color functions in many ways - as a visual phenomenon of light, as a perceptual occurrence, as a pigment with specific mixing properties, and as an element with powerful expressive and symbolic potential. It is important that artists and designers understand the principles and properties of color for use in their work in any medium. This course introduces students to the history, theory, and interdisciplinary use of color and color systems via lectures, demonstrations, and exercises. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARFD 121.

ARFI201: Textile Design, Introduction

Pattern rendering and putting designs into repeat for the textile industry. Meets the 1983 General Education Requirement (GER) - Electives, Creative Expression. 3 sh.

ARFI222: Surface Design, Introduction A

Selected printing, dyeing and fabric manipulation techniques. Meets the 1983 General Education Requirement (GER) - Electives, Creative Expression. 3 sh.

ARFI223: Leather, Introduction A

Use of skins and hides to create items of artistic and/or functional value. Emphasis on the design and execution of works in one or all forms of leather and fur. Meets the 1983 General Education Requirement (GER) - Electives, Creative Expression. 3 sh.

ARFI232: Surface Design, Introduction B

Continuation of ARFI 222. Meets the 1983 General Education Requirement (GER) - Electives, Creative Expression. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARFI 222.

ARFI233: Leather, Introduction B

Continuation of ARFI 223. Meets the 1983 General Education Requirement (GER) - Electives, Creative Expression. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARFI 223.

ARFI281: Global Textiles

Study of diverse textile traditions around the world. Meets the 1983 General Education Requirement (GER) - Fine and Performing Arts: Art Appreciation. 3 sh.

ARFI300: Fibers and Fabrics, Intermediate

Further exploration of a technique or techniques selected by the student. A research paper on the historical implications of a technique and a final project are required. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARFI 210.

ARFI323: Leather, Intermediate

Continuation of ARFI 233. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARFI 233.

ARFI400: Fibers and Fabrics, Advanced

Exploration of area or areas of textile techniques selected by the student. An exhibit of work done during the semester is to be planned and hung by the student. May be repeated for a maximum of nine credits. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARFI 300.

ARFI422: Surface Design, Advanced

Continuation of ARFI 322. May be repeated for a maximum of nine credits. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARFI 322.

ARFI423: Leather, Advanced

A continuation of the study of skins, hides and fur as creative materials. Emphasis is placed on the use of the basic skills learned in the preceding courses. May be repeated for a maximum of nine credits. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARFI 323.

ARFI451: Independent Study in Textiles

Topics for investigation selected with the approval of the instructor. May be repeated twice for a maximum of 9.0 credits. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARFI 300.

ARFI460: Fiber Sources Field Trips

Weekly field trips to museums and galleries, artist's studios and textile companies in New York and New Jersey. May be repeated for a maximum of nine credits. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARFI 200.

ARFI461: Applied Textile Design

Designing for the power loom with emphasis on the jacquard process. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARFI 400.

ARFM200: Film Making, Beginning I

Basic elements of super 8 film production: script, camera, lighting, sound, editing, animation. Meets the 1983 General Education Requirement (GER) - Electives, Creative Expression. 3 sh.

ARFM210: Film Making, Beginning II

Basic elements of 16 mm film production. Script, camera, lighting, sound, editing, animation. Meets the 1983 General Education Requirement (GER) - Electives, Creative Expression. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARFM 200.

ARFM220: Documentary Film Workshop

Students will study the forms, styles and techniques of documentary filmmaking (Cinema Verite, Reality TV, Essay Form) and apply this knowledge through the creation of small exercises and a short documentary film. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: ARFM 210.

ARFM280: Film as Art: Historical and Contemporary

The development of the motion picture as an art form from its earliest stages to the present; the technical, social, economic, cultural and esthetic factors. Meets the 1983 General Education Requirement (GER) - Fine and Performing Arts: Art Appreciation. 3 sh.

ARFM300: Film Making, Intermediate

Intensive focus on narrative scene direction: techniques of cinematography, sound recording and cinematic language are explored in the creation of short scenes and exercises shot both in Film and Video. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: ARFM 210.

ARFM360: Film Editing

Principles and techniques of film editing: artistic and esthetic concepts; practice with standard editing equipment. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARFM 210.

ARFM363: Principles of Cinematography

Exercises in the use of camera equipment and practice in composition, perspective, interpretive lighting and camera movement. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARFM 210.

ARFM400: Film Making, Advanced

Intensive focus on the cinematic sequence. Building on the techniques of narrative scene construction, the progression of scenes in a sequence is explored. Advanced techniques in Sound Design, Cinematography, Editing, Production Design and Direction of actors will also be explored. May be repeated for a maximum of 12 credits. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: ARFM 300.

ARFM450: Independent Study in Film

Topics selected with the approval of the instructor. May be repeated twice for a maximum of 9.0 credits. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARFM 300.

ARFM462: Narrative Film Workshop

Narrative film production; individual or group expression in making a fictional film. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARFM 210.

ARFM480: The Avant-Garde Cinema

The avant-garde cinema from its 1920-30 European surrealist roots through the 1940's American school to present-day experimental, structural and personal films. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARFM 200.

ARGD200: Graphic Design, Beginning I

Introduction to graphic design principles. This course is involved in taking basic design information and translating it into a graphic design context, with main emphasis on communicating original ideas in a creative manner. Projects deal with graphic design principles, i.e., visual communication of information, composition, color, type, illustration, materials and methods of graphic design. Introduction to critique and presentation, along with the principle of the designer/client relationship. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARFD 122.

ARGD210: Graphic Design, Beginning II

Focus on the various disciplines within graphic design: print (flat and folding), package, product and environmental graphics. Further exploration of typefaces and use of typography as well as advanced methods of comping and presentation. Emphasis on hand comping and computer typesetting. Beginning development of student portfolio. Overview of the history of design. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARGD 200.

ARGD300: Graphic Design, Intermediate

Layout and mechanicals. Printing methods and proper preparation of mechanicals and computer files for pre-press and printing. Advanced comping methods (computer, printing papers, marker comping). Continued development of portfolio of student work. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARGD 210 and 211.

ARGD400: Graphic Design, Advanced I

Class emphasis is on reinforcing the design process, along with learning the business of design, i.e., bidding, contracts, scheduling and client presentation. In-class work time is divided between studio and computer lab. Student will develop a portfolio of their work for final review. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARGD 300.

ARGD460: Graphic Design, Advanced II

Designing in the real world: the business of visual problem solving. Creating proposals, schedules, fees. With successful completion of this course, the student will have created a resume and professional portfolio for use in the field. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARGD 400.

ARGS280: Art Forum

A series of lectures/presentations by artists, critics, museum directors, art historians; and visits to museums and galleries. Introduces students to the creative process, philosophies of art, and the role of art in life. May be repeated for a maximum of nine credits. Meets the 1983 General Education Requirement (GER) - Fine and Performing Arts: Art Appreciation. 3 sh.

ARHS105: Art in Western Civilization: Ancient and Medieval

The history of Western art and architecture from Prehistoric Europe through the Middle Ages. The course covers ancient Mesopotamia and Egypt, Greece and Rome, then Byzantine, Early Medieval, Romanesque, and Gothic art. Museum visits and extensive reading. Required for Fine Arts majors. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Humanities, World Literature or General Humanities. Meets the 1983 General Education Requirement (GER) - Fine and Performing Arts: Art Appreciation. Meets the University Writing Requirement for ANIL, FAAH, FAED, FASF, FASH, FASI, FASL, FAST and GRDN majors. 3 sh.

ARHS106: Art in Western Civilization: Renaissance to Modern

The history of Western art and architecture from the fifteenth century to the present. Included are the arts of the Renaissance, Baroque, Rococo, Romantic, Impressionist and Modern periods. Museum visits and extensive reading. Required for fine arts majors. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Humanities, World Literature or General Humanities. Meets the 1983 General Education Requirement (GER) - Fine and Performing Arts: Art Appreciation. Meets the University Writing Requirement for FAAH, FAED, FASF, FASH, FASI, FASL and FAST majors. 3 sh.

ARHS276: History of Textiles: Focus on the Americas

A study of some of the great textile traditions of the world with an emphasis on the Americas. Meets the 1983 General Education Requirement (GER) - Fine and Performing Arts: Art Appreciation. 3 sh.

ARHS451: Contemporary Art

The work of major artists of the twentieth century with particular reference to the dominant ideas of the period; readings, museum trips, discussion of contemporary writing and criticism. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 105 or HONP 100.

ARHS462: Senior Seminar

Seminar in selected artistic problems of historic, social and philosophical nature. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 105 or HONP 100; BFA students or departmental approval.

ARHS477: History of Photography

The roots of photography, its practitioners and the social and historical circumstances surrounding its creation. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 105 or HONP 100.

ARIL220: Illustration, Beginning I

A study of the major historical and contemporary themes of illustration and its influences. Through slide presentation the work of leading illustrators will be shown and discussed and the relationship between illustration and fine art will be explored. Illustration assignments will provide concrete experience of the related thematic issues and introduce formal approaches and relevant techniques. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARFD 122.

ARIL230: Illustration, Beginning II

Students learn illustrational concepts and techniques in the context of a variety of media. From storyboards for animation, TV and film, to digital illustration, to experimental image making for the music industry, this course focuses on materials & techniques as well as concept and composition. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARIL 220.

ARIL319: Introduction to 3D Modeling

Course focuses on 3D computer modeling and texturing polygonal wire frames built from students' sketches. Realistic texture rendering and lighting is stressed. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARIL 230.

ARIL320: Illustration III, Art of the Visual Narrative

Students learn to produce sequential narrative imagery. From comic book art to graphic novels, to children's books, this course emphasizes continuity, story structure, and character definition. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARIL 220, ARIL 230.

ARMJ200: Metalwork and Jewelry, Beginning I

Introduction to metal working and jewelry techniques traditionally used in the shaping of useful articles. 3 sh.

ARMJ210: Metalwork and Jewelry, Beginning II

Advanced design concepts and metalworking techniques. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARMJ 200 or ARID 111 or departmental approval.

ARMJ300: Metalwork and Jewelry, Intermediate

Traditional techniques, advanced design concepts and techniques. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARMJ 200 or ARMJ 210.

ARMJ400: Metalwork and Jewelry, Advanced

Coninuation of ARMJ 300. May be repeated for a maximum of nine credits. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARMJ 300.

ARMJ450: Independent Study in Metalwork and Jewelry

Topics for investigation selected with the approval of the instructor. May be repeated three times for a maximum of 9.0 credits. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARMJ 300 and departmental approval.

ARPA200: Painting, Beginning I

Exploration of painting media and modes of expression. Reading, gallery and museum visits. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Fine and Performing Arts. Meets the 1983 General Education Requirement (GER) - Electives, Creative Expression. 3 sh.

ARPA210: Painting, Beginning II

Continuation of ARPA 200. Meets the 1983 General Education Requirement (GER) - Electives, Creative Expression. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARPA 200.

ARPA260: Figurative Painting

Rendering the human figure and expressing creative insights into figurative painting. This course may be repeated for a maximum of nine credits. Meets the 1983 General Education Requirement (GER) - Electives, Creative Expression. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARPA 200.

ARPA300: Painting, Intermediate

Continuation of ARPA 210. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARPA 210.

ARPA400: Painting, Advanced

Continuation of ARPA 300. May be repeated for a maximum of nine credits. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARPA 300.

ARPA450: Independent Study in Painting

Topics for investigation selected with the approval of the instructor. May be repeated three times for a maximum of 9.0 credits. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARPA 300 and departmental approval.

ARPA461: Painting the Environment

Interpretation of landscape as a unique source of pictorial ideas; the history of landscape painting. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARPA 200.

ARPG260: Introduction to Papermaking

Basic methods of making handmade paper as an art form; history and basic principles of handmade paper; contemporary directions and methods of forming. 3 sh.

ARPG360: Intermediate Papermaking

Continuation of ARPG 260. Two-dimensional and three-dimensional forms. Meets the 1983 General Education Requirement (GER) - Electives, Creative Expression. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARPG 260.

ARPG460: Advanced Papermaking

Continuation of ARPG 360. Development of personal expression and direction in the body of work produced. May be repeated for a maximum of nine credits. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARPG 360.

ARPH200: Photography Beginning I: Contemporary Art Form

The essentials of the photographic process including developing, enlarging, and exhibiting. Trips, films, discussions, lectures, criticism and demonstration. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Fine and Performing Arts. Meets the 1983 General Education Requirement (GER) - Electives, Creative Expression. 3 sh.

ARPH260: Photography Transparency Materials

Control and manipulation of color and monochrome transparency materials. Emphasis on visual awareness, personal direction, and technical skills. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARPH 200.

ARPH300: Photography Intermediate: Contemporary Art Form

Continuation of ARPH 210. Meets the 1983 General Education Requirement (GER) - Electives, Creative Expression. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARPH 210.

ARPH361: Special Process in Photography

Non-traditional light sensitive materials for use in the photographic image-making process. Extension of traditional boundaries of photography through new tools permitting greater image manipulation: gum bichromate, cyanotype, platinum, photo etching, and others. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: ARPH 300.

ARPH451: Independent Study in Photography: Contemporary Art Form

Topics for investigation selected with the approval of the instructor. May be repeated three times for a maximum of 9.0 credits. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARPH 300 and departmental approval.

ARPH462: The Color Print, A Contemporary Aesthetic Approach

Photographic and printing techniques for the color prints; history of color photographic print; museum and gallery visits. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: ARPH 400.

ARPH463: Commercial Photography

Workshop and problem-solving of commercial applications in photography: view camera to 35mm, color and black and white materials, studio lighting, photo illustration, photo essay, marketing. Field trips, visiting professionals. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: ARPH 400.

ARPM200: Printmaking, Beginning I

Woodcut, screen printing and monoprints; etching, drypoint and lithography. Exploration of new and advanced techniques. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Fine and Performing Arts. Meets the 1983 General Education Requirement (GER) - Electives, Creative Expresssion. 3 sh.

ARPM210: Printmaking, Beginning II

Consideration of printmaking media; particular attention to the growth and development of art-making concepts as they relate to the printmaking processes. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARPM 200.

ARPM260: Etching and Relief Printing

Drypoint, engraving, etching and major techniques like line and open bite, soft ground, stop out procedure, lift ground, mezzotint and aquatint. Meets the 1983 General Education Requirement (GER) - Electives, Creative Expression. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARPM 200.

ARPM261: Lithography

Chemicals, tools, materials and techniques of the process. Meets the 1983 General Education Requirement (GER) - Electives, Creative Expression. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARPM 200.

ARPM262: Screen Printing

Screen printing including miskit, tusche, glue, lacquer and stencil and photographic techniques. 3 sh.

ARPM300: Printmaking, Intermediate

Continuation of ARPM 210. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARPM 210.

ARPM400: Printmaking, Advanced

Continuation of ARPM 300. May be repeated for a maximum of nine credits. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARPM 300.

ARPM450: Independent Study in Printmaking

Topics for investigation selected with the approval of the instructor. May be repeated three times for a maximum of 9.0 credits. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARPM 300 and departmental approval.

ARSC200: Sculpture, Beginning I

Sculptural concepts using materials like plaster, metal, plastics, stone and wood. Gallery and museum visits. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Fine and Performing Arts. Meets the 1983 General Education Requirement (GER) - Electives, Creative Expression. 3 sh.

ARSC210: Sculpture, Beginning II

The course will focus on the figure (working from life) with auxiliary experiences in mold-making and casting. The materials will be clay (plasticine), plaster and armatures. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Fine and Performing Arts. Meets the 1983 General Education Requirement (GER) - Electives, Creative Expression. 3 sh.

ARSC221: Sculpture: Clay, Introduction A

The use of clay to create sculptural forms; emphasis on developing skills and strengthening understanding of sculpture as an art form. Finished works may be composed of fired clay or unfired clay or clay in combination with other materials. Meets the 1983 General Education Requirement (GER) - Electives, Creative Expression. 3 sh.

ARSC231: Sculpture: Clay, Introduction B

Continuation of ARSC 221. Meets the 1983 General Education Requirement (GER) - Electives, Creative Expression. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARSC 221.

ARSC235: Metals: Introduction B

Continuation of ARSC 225. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARSC 225.

ARSC300: Sculpture, Intermediate

Continuation of ARSC 200 and ARSC 210. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARSC 200 and ARSC 210.

ARSC321: Sculpture: Clay, Intermediate

Continuation of ARSC 231. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARSC 231.

ARSC400: Sculpture, Advanced

Continuation of ARSC 300. May be repeated for a maximum of nine credits. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARSC 300 or permission of instructor.

ARSC420: Sculpture: Fabrication, Advanced

Continuation of ARSC 320. May be repeated for a maximum of nine credits. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARSC 320.

ARSC421: Sculpture: Clay, Advanced

Continuation of ARSC 321. May be repeated for a maximum of nine credits. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARSC 321 or permission of instructor.

ARSC422: Sculpture: Metal Casting, Advanced

Continuation of ARSC 322. May be repeated for a maximum of nine credits. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARSC 322 or permission of instructor.

ARSC423: Sculpture: Welding/Brazing, Advanced

Continuation of ARSC 323. May be repeated for a maximum of nine credits. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARSC 323 or permission of instructor.

ARSC424: Sculpture: Carving, Advanced

Continuation of ARSC 324. May be repeated for a maximum of nine credits. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARSC 324 or permission of instructor.

ARSC425: Metals: Advanced

Continuation of ARSC 325. May be repeated for a maximum of nine credits. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARSC 325 or permission of instructor.

ARSC426: Sculpture: Modeling/Casting, Advanced

Continuation of ARSC 326. May be repeated for a maximum of nine credits. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARSC 326 or permission of instructor.

ARSC450: Independent Study: Sculpture

Topics for investigation selected with approval of the instructor. May be repeated three times for a maximum of 9.0 credits. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARPM 300 and departmental approval.

ARST400: Major Studio Project I (B.F.A.). Starting Spring 2011: Major Studio Project I

With faculty advisement, each senior student will design and develop a studio project in a chosen area of specialization. The body of the work will be completed in Major Studio Project II. Starting Spring 2011: This course is a 6-credit course designed to help BFA in Studio students create a body of work for their BFA in Studio Thesis Exhibition. 6 sh.

Prerequisites: FASF and FLMK B.F.A.majors only and departmental approval. Starting Spring 2011: ARFD 122, ARFD 123, ARFD 125, ARDW 200, ARHS 105, ARHS 106, ARHS 451, ARGS 280.

ARST410: Major Studio Project II (B.F.A.). Starting Spring 2011: Marjor Studio Project II

With faculty advisement, each senior student will complete and present a body of work in an area of extended specialization, the same area of specialization already established and explored in Major Studio I. Starting Spring 2011: This course is a 7-credit course designed to help BFA in Studio students create, refine and bring to completion a body of work for their BFA in Studio Thesis Exhibition. 7 sh.

Prerequisites: ARST 400.