Art Department: Course Descriptions

ARTHI-105 Foundations in Art

This course will present an historical survey. The survey will also be enhanced by additional art projects and guest speakers to help students appreciate how different art media are used in different cultural contexts. This is a comprehensive introduction to both art history and studio art. 4 credits.
Credits: 4.00

ARTHI-155 Special Topics

See department for course description.
Credits: 1.00

ARTHI-255 Special Topics

See department for course description.
Credits: 1.00

ARTHI-270 Western Art I: Paleolithic - Gothic

This course surveys the history of Western art from pre-history to the Gothic era, focusing particularly on the social, political and religious contexts in which this work was created. Through an examination of major monuments, artists and movements, students will gain a greater understanding of the general development of art in the Western world, as well as a familiarity with the basic vocabulary and methods of art analysis. 4 credits.
Credits: 4.00

ARTHI-271 Western Art II: Renaissance - Present

This course surveys the history of Western art from the Renaissance to the present day, focusing particularly on the social, political and religious contexts in which this work was created. Through an examination of major monuments, artists and movements, students will gain a greater understanding of the general development of art in the Western world, as well as a familiarity with the basic vocabulary and methods of art analysis. 4 credits.
Credits: 4.00

ARTHI-276 Art & Architecture of Asia

This course is a selective survey of the architecture and visual arts of Asia, focusing primarily upon the artistic traditions of India, China, and Japan from prehistory to the turn of the twentieth century. Major artworks, monuments, and themes will be examined and interpreted using various analytical and contextual perspectives (such as formal, functional, iconographic, sociological, cultural, historical, political, and religious) in order to construct an understanding of their significance in an Asian cultural context. Counts toward core requirement: International Perspectives. 4 credits.
Credits: 4.00

ARTHI-280 Women in Art

This course is designed to explore the place of women in art, by investigating both the image of women in art and women as artists. It will explore women's relationship to art at different times and in different cultures. The goal of the class is to shine light on material that often has been overlooked by the traditional art history canon. Feminist theory class desirable. Also listed as GSS 280. Meets Gender & Sexuality Studies minor requirement. 4 credits.
Credits: 4.00

ARTHI-282 Special Topics in Art History

This is a special topics course focusing on the specific interests of students and faculty, including thematic courses and in-depth studies of particular artists, movements, and cultures from throughout the history of art. May be repeated for credit as topic varies. 2 or 4 credits.
Credits: 2.00

ARTHI-342 Islamic Art and Architecture

This course provides students with a general introduction of Islamic art and architecture from the 7th through the 18th century. It examines selected characteristic works of art and architecture from the formative periods to the later periods with distinctive regional expressions. The discussion will cover a variety of media and techniques including architecture, architectural decoration, metal work, ceramics, and the arts of the book, both from the religious and secular realms. Students will explore the meaning and functions of art created within specific religious, social, political, historical, and artistic contexts in order to understand the significance of the visual culture in the Islamic context. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing or above (30 or more completed credits). Counts toward core requirement: International Perspectives. 4 credits.
Credits: 4.00

ARTHI-352 19th Century Art

This course is a contextual examination of the development of painting, sculpture, photography, and other arts from the late 18th-century to the end of the 19th-century, focusing upon North American and European movements. It explores the meaning and functions of the visual arts created within specific social, political, historical, and artistic contexts. In particular, this course studies how artists responded to the developments of the 19th century that led to the rise of modernism and the avant-garde. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing or above (30 or more completed credits). 4 credits.
Credits: 4.00

ARTHI-355 Special Topics in Art History

See department for course description.
Credits: 1.00

ARTHI-362 Modern Art: 1900-1960

This course is a contextual history of Modern art including painting, sculpture, architecture and other arts in Europe and the United States from 1900 to 1960. In particular, this course will explore the cultural influences, trends in style and expression, and comparative relationships in the visual arts using various analytical perspectives (such as formal, sociological, cultural, historical, and political) in order to understand modern art's significant role as the foundation and impetus for contemporary art. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing or above (30 or more completed credits). 4 credits.
Credits: 4.00

ARTHI-372 Contemporary Art

This course is intended to help students better understand the complex world of contemporary art, through a survey of art movements since 1960. The varied social, political, technological, and artistic contexts of contemporary art will be examined, as well as the various critical and theoretical models used to describe it. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing or above (30 or more completed credits). 4 credits.
Credits: 4.00

ARTHI-382 Special Topics in Art History II

This is a special topics course focusing on the specific interests of students and faculty, including thematic courses and in-depth studies of particular artists and movements from throughout the history of art. May be repeated for credit as topic varies. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing or above (30 or more completed credits). 2 or 4 credits.
Credits: 2.00

ARTHI-385 Art Theory, Methodology & Seminar

This course is an examination of the foundations of the discipline of art history as well as modern and contemporary theoretical movements related to art, through the reading and analysis of texts by philosophers, art historians and critics in a seminar setting. It also involves the development of skills essential to the practices of art history, including methodological approaches, in-depth study and research techniques, writing, and oral presentation. Prerequisite: Junior standing or above (60 or more completed credits); ARTHI 271 and ARTHI 372, both with a minimum grade of C-. 4 credits.
Credits: 4.00

ARTHI-395 Independent Study

See department for details. Independent study contract required.
Credits: 1.00

ARTHI-455 Special Topics

See department for course description.
Credits: 1.00

ARTHI-475 Career Internship in Art History

See department for details. Internship contract required.
Credits: 1.00

ARTHI-485 Art History Seminar

This seminar is designed for the advanced student who wants to pursue intensive, in-depth study, culminating in a research paper on a specific art historical topic. Students study under an instructor's supervision on their research project, and as the seminar is designed to help students create an artistic community on campus, are also required to participate in the seminar meetings. Prerequisite: Junior standing or above (60 or more completed credits), ARTHI-270 and ARTHI-271. Instructor's consent required. May be repeated for credit. 2-7 credits.
Credits: 2.00

ARTHI-493 Senior Seminar I

This class is the first capstone experience for art history majors and is to be taken during the fall (first) semester of the senior year. It is devoted to the proposal, development and research needed for a substantial prospectus for the senior thesis. This senior thesis will consist of an art historical paper of significant length and quality under the supervision of at least one faculty member. Students will also read, discuss, and critique the work of other members of the seminar. Prerequisite: Declared Art History major; ARTHI 385 with a minimum grade of C-. 2 credits.
Credits: 2.00

ARTHI-494 Senior Seminar II

This class is the second capstone experience for art history majors and is to be taken during the spring (or final) semester of the senior year. It is devoted to the research and completion of the senior thesis, which will consist of an art historical paper of significant length and quality under the supervision of at least one faculty member. Students will also read, discuss, and critique the work of other members of the seminar. In addition, seniors will work with the juniors in ARTHI 385, practicing their presentations and reviewing and mentoring them with their projects. Each student will also give a public thesis presentation, usually on Senior Projects Day. Prerequisite: ARTHI 493 with a minimum grade of C-. 2 credits.
Credits: 2.00

ARTST-109 Introduction to Communication Design

Students will explore the many ways in which design is used to enhance meaning, add value, and achieve desired outcomes with print and electronic communications while becoming conversant in many fundamental principles and techniques in the field of visual design. Also listed under MEDA 109. 2 credits.
Credits: 2.00

ARTST-110 Basic Design

This course is an introduction to the basic elements of design, through a concentrated study of its theory and application and by assignments in two- and three-dimensional media. 4 credits.
Credits: 4.00

ARTST-119 Intro to Digital Imaging

A basic introduction to imaging programs. Class projects include combinations of digital asset management, raw processing technology, image composition, image editing and manipulation, and digital output options. Students work both on and off the computer. Emphasis is on becoming familiar with the Adobe operating environment and other graphic processes options. Special attention will be paid to copyright awareness in the age of digital image. 2 credits.
Credits: 2.00

ARTST-155 Special Topics

See department for course description.
Credits: 1.00

ARTST-195 Independent Study

See department for details. Independent study contract required.
Credits: 1.00

ARTST-203 Introduction to Drawing

This course will introduce students to the basics of drawing and prepare them for drawing in all kinds of locales. It will introduce various media (pencil, pen, charcoal) and skills (contour drawing, use of perspective, and the basics of design). 2 credits.
Credits: 2.00

ARTST-204 Drawing on Location

This is a course that applies basic drawing skills acquired in ARTST 203, ARTST 210, or ARTST 211 to the scenes and people of Hawaii. During this Winter class students will have an opportunity to draw both the unique nature, animal life and culture in Hawaii. Prerequisite: ARTST 203, ARTST 210, or ARTST 211. 2 credits.
Credits: 2.00

ARTST-210 Drawing I: Expression & Observation

This beginning level drawing course introduces students to techniques for creating the illusion of depth including perspective, rendering with light and shadow, and the delineation of forms using various media. Students will also explore more expressive ways to convey a variety of subject matter through personal interpretation.Subject matter will include still life and an introduction to the human body. 4 credits.
Credits: 4.00

ARTST-211 Observational Drawing I

Students taking this drawing course will develop the skills to accurately record visual observations from life using a variety of drawing media. In addition, students will be exposed to a variety of journaling styles and methods as well as practice keeping a journal that reflects an individual observational personality. Offered in Spring. 4 credits.
Credits: 4.00

ARTST-217 Digital Art I

This course concentrates on the production and processing of images with current digital photographic tools. Explores the techniques and applications of acquiring, manipulating and outputting digitized photographic images for a variety of media. Discusses image resources and development, printing, papers, links, and presentation. Prerequisite: ARTST 117 or ARTST 119. 4 credits.
Credits: 4.00

ARTST-218 Digital Illustration I

This course will focus on creating illustrations in a digital medium. Assignments will emphasize traditional illustration skills such as visual problem solving, composition and drawing skills while exploring the digital possibilities of executing the artwork. This course will also promote an understanding of the importance of digital technology in contemporary illustration. Prerequisite: ARTST 117 or ARTST 119. 4 credits.
Credits: 4.00

ARTST-219 Painting: Watercolor

This is a studio course in expressive and illustrative watercolor painting techniques. Students explore and develop handling and control of watercolor processes and learn numerous painting techniques, as well as the analysis of various papers and working surfaces. 4 credits.
Credits: 4.00

ARTST-220 Painting I: Oil/Acrylic

This course involves studio work investigating methods and techniques related to acrylic, polymer, and/or oil-based paints. Each student generates a series of studies and original paintings. Readings and discussion explore the essence of painting. 4 credits.
Credits: 4.00

ARTST-225 Sculpture I

This course involves developing a working understanding of sculptural form. Through reading, discussion, critique, and individual sculpting projects in various mediums and with both subtractive and additive processes, students explore geometric, abstract and organic form. 4 credits.
Credits: 4.00

ARTST-227 Photography Field Class I

This course covers practical applications of photography in various locations. Students must have a 35mm DSLR camera. Course costs include some meals, lodging, and admission fees. Limited to 16 students. Prerequisite: ARTST 226 or ARTST 228. Winter 2 credits; Fall 4 credits.
Credits: 2.00

ARTST-228 Photography I

This is a thorough nuts and bolts course to teach students basic camera handling operations as well as introductory photography concepts. Digital darkroom, pinhole photography, and class critiques are integral to the course. Required for most other photography courses. A 35mm Digital SLR is required. 2 credits.
Credits: 2.00

ARTST-230 Printmaking I:Relief/Silk-Screen Prntmk

This course will explore relief printmaking processes including, but not limited to, stamp prints, linoleum block prints and woodcut prints. In addition, it will teach the basics of one color silk-screen techniques. All methods will be taught with non-toxic materials. The history of printmaking and tradition of the multiple will also be discussed. 4 credits.
Credits: 4.00

ARTST-233 Printmaking:Collagraphs/NonTox Intaglio

This class is designed to introduce students to the basic techniques of intaglio printing including, but not limited to collagraphs, etching and intaglio. Monoprints will also be taught. All methods will be taught with non-toxic materials. The history of printmaking and tradition of the multiple will also be discussed. Offered concurrently with ARTST 333. 4 credits.
Credits: 4.00

ARTST-235 Illustration I

This course is an introduction to illustration, including drawing and rendering techniques, compositional reduction, structural studies, as well as various transfer and printing processes. Emphasis is placed on acquiring skills for use in a wide variety of artistic, commercial and occupational areas. 4 credits.
Credits: 4.00

ARTST-237 Fiber Arts

This course will investigate a variety of media in the Fiber Arts. The students will learn about the possibilities of Fiber Arts including but not limited to: weaving, felting, basketry, papermaking, embroidery, natural dying, and quilting. A variety of aesthetics and expressive qualities of fiber will be investigated. The objective of the class is to introduce these techniques which will enable the students to create their own artistic vision with a variety of Fiber Arts in a Fine Arts context. Also, since Fiber Arts has a long historical and cultural tradition among indigenous populations, the history of the Fiber Arts in these populations will be part of this class. 2 credits.
Credits: 2.00

ARTST-238 Papermaking

This course is an introduction to the creation of handmade paper as an art form. Sheet formation and decoration will be introduced. The processing of natural and recycled materials to create paper will also be taught. Uses of handmade paper in art forms such as sculpture and the artist book will be explored. The goal in offering this course is to enable students to explore handmade paper as a fine art medium. 4 credits.
Credits: 4.00

ARTST-239 The Artist Book I

This course is designed to explore the artist book as an art form. Different book structures will be taught to familiarize the students with the basics of book construction. Aesthetically matching the interior content of the book to its structure will be an important part of the class. This class will be about both the creation and theory of bookmaking. 4 credits.
Credits: 4.00

ARTST-240 Ceramics: Handbuilding I

This class is an introduction to clay with an emphasis on handbuilding techniques and an exploration of historical and contemporary directions. Included are discussions of how surface embellishment and firing processes affect both the function and the aesthetics of the ceramic object. 4 credits.
Credits: 4.00

ARTST-245 Ceramics: Throwing I

This class is an introduction to wheelworking techniques used with clay. Emphasis is on developing skills to create various simple forms. Included are discussions of how surface embellishment and firing processes affect both the function and aesthetics of the ceramic object. Previous ceramics experience strongly recommended. 4 credits.
Credits: 4.00

ARTST-246 Eco-art I

Through readings, discussion, and studio practice, students will explore a conceptual approach to artmaking, the role of the artist in society, and the idea of the artist as activist who produces work that seeks to remediate and restore damaged social and ecological systems. Also listed as ENV 246. Counts toward core requirement: Civic Engagement. 4 credits.
Credits: 4.00

ARTST-250 Stained Glass I

This course is designed to acquaint students with three basic areas in the study and construction of stained glass; history, design concepts, and skills in cutting, soldering, and fitting glass. 4 credits.
Credits: 4.00

ARTST-253 Sculptural Glass

This course is an introduction to the casting process in glass. Students will learn clay sculpting, wax carving, mold-making and kiln firing procedures to produce glass objects. An historical overview of the use of glass as a sculptural medium will be included. 2 credits.
Credits: 2.00

ARTST-255 Special Topics

See department for course description.
Credits: 1.00

ARTST-260 Jewelry/Metals Fabrication I

This course is an introduction to non-ferrous metals fabrication techniques as applied to jewelry making and metalsmithing. Students will learn to solder, saw and form metal, as well as develop basic stonesetting techniques. A historical overview of the meaning and use of jeweled and metal objects and their relationship to various cultures is also included. 4 credits.
Credits: 4.00

ARTST-265 Jewelry/Casting I

This course is an introduction to the lost wax casting process as applied to jewelry making and metalsmithing. Students will learn wax carving and mold-making procedures to produce models for casting. A historical overview of the meaning and use of jeweled and metal objects and their relationship to various cultures is also included. 4 credits.
Credits: 4.00

ARTST-275 Internship

See department for details. Internship contract required.
Credits: 1.00

ARTST-295 Independent Study

See department for details. Independent study contract required.
Credits: 1.00

ARTST-310 Drawing II: Expression & Observation

Students will continue to refine their skill and accuracy in recording visual observations from life using a variety of drawing media. Students will also continue to explore more expressive ways to convey a variety of subject matter toward an advanced level.May be repeated one time for credit. Prerequisite: ARTST 210. 4 credits.
Credits: 4.00

ARTST-311 Observational Drawing II

Students will continue to refine their skill and accuracy in recording observations through journaling and drawing. Continued practice with a variety of drawing materials and surfaces will allow students to develop an individual approach. Emphasis will be placed on building a portfolio that demonstrates versatility with subjects and presentation styles. Offered in Spring. Prerequisite: ARTST 210 or ARTST 211. 4 credits.
Credits: 4.00

ARTST-317 Digital Art II

A continued exploration into the concepts and processes of photo manipulation through complex composite images, special effects, color balancing and image/text integration. Emphasis is placed on creating a personal vision and style. Students develop skills necessary to create their own unique body of work using a variety of advanced photographic and photo manipulative approaches. Prerequisites: ARTST 217 and ARTST 226. 4 credits.
Credits: 4.00

ARTST-318 Digital Illustration II

A continued exploration into advanced methods of conceptualizing, organizing and executing digital illustrations. The course emphasizes problem solving methods while building experience in preparation and production with a variety of input and output devices. Discusses image resources and development, printing, papers, inks, and presentation. Alternative color systems and pre-press file formats will also be covered. Prerequisites: ARTST 218; and ARTST 210 or ARTST 211. 4 credits.
Credits: 4.00

ARTST-320 Painting II: Oil/Acrylic

This class is a continuation of ARTST 220, incorporating further study of the processes involved in painting using oil and acrylic colors and mediums. Emphasis is on the creation of original, advanced works. May be repeated once for credit. Prerequisite: ARTST 220. 4 credits.
Credits: 4.00

ARTST-325 Sculpture II

In this class, advanced concepts and techniques of sculpting are explored, including the expressive and structural elements of human-made form. Emphasis is on the expressive potential to be found in sculpting. May be repeated once for credit. Prerequisite: ARTST 110, ARTST 210, or ARTST 225. 4 credits.
Credits: 4.00

ARTST-326 Photography II

This course is intended for those students who have completed Photography I. The major emphasis is to give students a solid foundation for seeing, processing and printing black and white images in the traditional darkroom method. The course takes a fine-art approach to photography. Historical aspects of American photographers are introduced. A film SLR camera is useful. Prerequisite: ARTST 226 or ARTST 228. May be repeated once for credit. 4 credits.
Credits: 4.00

ARTST-327 Photography Field Class II

This course covers practical applications of photography in various locations. Students must have a 35mm DSLR camera. Course costs include some meals, lodging, and admission fees. Limited to 16 students. Prerequisite: ARTST 226, ARTST 228 or ARTST 326. May be repeated once for credit. Winter 2 credits; Fall 4 credits.
Credits: 2.00

ARTST-330 Printmaking II:Adv Relief & Silk-Screen

This class involves the more advanced printmaking student in further exploring the processes taught in ARTST 230. It also challenges the student to explore their own artistic voice through the relief and silk-screen processes. Prerequisite: ARTST 230. May be repeated once for credit. 4 credits.
Credits: 4.00

ARTST-333 PrintmakingII:Adv Colla/Non-Toxic Prntm

This class challenges advanced printmaking students to develop their own personal artistic voice in the mediums taught in ARTST 233. Prerequisite: ARTST 233. May be repeated once for credit. 4 credits.
Credits: 4.00

ARTST-335 Illustration II

This course is a continuation of ARTST 235. This class includes further development of illustration skills and advanced techniques related to professional illustration. Students prepare a portfolio of illustrations related to their discipline. Prerequisite: ARTST 235. 4 credits.
Credits: 4.00

ARTST-338 Advanced Papermaking

This course is designed to further explore the creation of handmade paper as an art form. Taking the basic skills learned in ARTST 238, students will use the media of papermaking to express their own personal artistic voice. The goal in offering this course is to have students become more sophisticated in their understanding of papermaking. Prerequisite: ARTST 238. May be repeated once for credit. 4 credits.
Credits: 4.00

ARTST-339 The Artist Book II

This course will be a further exploration of the artist book using all the skills in the first artist book class as a foundation. There will be an extensive investigation of the importance of the structure of the book to help each student find their own personal artistic voice. Prerequisite: ARTST 239. May be repeated once for credit. 4 credits.
Credits: 4.00

ARTST-340 Ceramics: Handbuilding II

This course is a continuation of the exploration of the ceramic media with an emphasis on handbuilding techniques. Additional study of firing techniques, glaze and slip application and their formulation will further an understanding of how surface treatment can enhance the three dimensional form. Students will be challenged to use this information to express their own creativity. Students are expected to assist in the bisque and glaze firing of their own work. Prerequisite: ARTST 240. May be repeated once for credit. 4 credits.
Credits: 4.00

ARTST-341 Glazing and Firing

Students in this course will utilize a problem solving approach to investigate glaze development, clay body composition, and kiln operation. In order to fully experience the iterative process of glaze development and firing technique, this course requires the ability to produce enough work to fill multiple kilns as a class throughout the semester. Emphasis will be given to the development of surface in relation to the ceramic form. Prerequisite: ARTST 240 or ARTST 245. May be repeated once for credit. 4 credits.
Credits: 4.00

ARTST-345 Advanced Wheel Techniques

This course includes continued study of ceramic media with an emphasis on developing throwing skill and endurance through production of multiples. Additional study of firing techniques, as well as glaze application and formulation, will further an understanding of how surface decoration can enhance form. Discussion on developing individually expressive design statements and effective marketing techniques are also included. Prerequisite: ARTST 245 or demonstration of proficiency. May be repeated once for credit. 4 credits.
Credits: 4.00

ARTST-346 Eco-art II

Through readings, discussion, and studio practice, students will explore a conceptual approach to artmaking, the role of the artist in society, and the idea of the artist as activist who produces work that seeks to remediate and restore damaged social and ecological systems. Also listed as ENV 346. Prerequisite: ARTST 246 or ENV 246; ARTHI 271 or ARTHI 372; and ENV 141 ENV 160 or ENV 200. 4 credits.
Credits: 4.00

ARTST-350 Stained Glass II

This course is designed to encourage experimentation with glass through slump molds, fusion and three-dimensional construction application. Prerequisite: ARTST 250. May be repeated once for credit. 4 credits.
Credits: 4.00

ARTST-354 Elliott Visiting Artist

This course is taught by a visiting artist and is designed to challenge the advanced art student in a variety of ways. Course will include intensive engagement in critique, discussion of current art topics, and studio production. Prerequisite: one 300-level ARTST course; ARTST 110; and ARTST 210 or ARTST 211. May be repeated for credit. 4 credits.
Credits: 4.00

ARTST-355 Special Topics

See department for course description. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing or above (30 or more completed credits).
Credits: 1.00

ARTST-356 Color Photography

This is a comprehensive advanced course that covers color photography and printing via digital technology. Students will use studio lighting to create still life and portrait images using DSLR cameras. Students will be encouraged to investigate their own emotional response to color. Prerequisite: ARTST 226 or ARTST 228 and declared Art major or minor. May be repeated once for credit. 4 credits.
Credits: 4.00

ARTST-360 Jewelry/Metals Fabrication II

This course involves continued study of the techniques learned in Fabrication I with a more complex application of skills. The emphasis is on the use of acquired skills to produce objects that become a personal expression. Prerequisite: ARTST 260. May be repeated once for credit. 4 credits.
Credits: 4.00

ARTST-365 Jewelry/Casting II

This class includes a continuation of the study of the techniques learned in Casting I with a more complex application of skills. Emphasis will be on the use of learned techniques to produce objects that communicate a personal interpretation of the ideas and theory presented in class. Prerequisite: ARTST 265. May be repeated once for credit. 4 credits.
Credits: 4.00

ARTST-390 Studio Art Seminar: Concepts in Art

This course is a study and discussion of issues and concepts in art that will help students develop artist's statements. An in-depth research project will broaden student understanding of what art is, and will help them find important links between formal choices, personal expression and content. Students will present and explain the concepts in their artwork. Students will be required to participate in guest lectures, field trips to galleries and museums. Note: Students must have 4 credits in their concentration completed. Prerequisite: Declared Studio Art major, junior standing or above (60 or more completed credits), ARTST 110, ARTST 210, and 4 credits from ARTHI. 2 credits.
Credits: 2.00

ARTST-395 Independent Study

See department for details. Independent Study contract required.
Credits: 1.00

ARTST-426 Photography III

This course deals with the traditional approach to achieving a "fine print." Shooting techniques, print size and shape, and archival processes in darkroom procedures, including toning will be covered. Students will use medium-format cameras for their photography. The work of Adams, Weston, Strand, and others will be used as a historical perspective to understand various approaches to the "fine print." Prerequisite: ARTST 326. 4 credits.
Credits: 4.00

ARTST-455 Special Topics

See department for course description.
Credits: 1.00

ARTST-475 Career Internship in Art

See department for details. Internship contract required.
Credits: 1.00

ARTST-492 Studio Production I

This is the first part of the capstone experience for senior art majors who are developing a body of work for the Senior Exhibition and Senior Project Day presentations. Students will meet throughout the semester with their Capstone Advisory Committee, a team of three art faculty mentors chosen in part by the student. Emphasis will be placed on concept development and appropriate craftsmanship. Students must sign up with the designated leader of their Capstone Advisory Committee. Intended to be taken in the fall of the senior year. Note: Students must be a declared Studio Art major and have completed ARTST 390 with a minimum grade of C- and 8 credits in their concentration. Instructor's consent required. 1 credit.
Credits: 1.00

ARTST-493 Studio Production II

This course is the second part of the capstone experience for senior art majors who are developing a body of work for the Senior Exhibition and Senior Projects Day presentations. Students will meet throughout the semester with their Capstone Advisory Committee, a team of three art faculty mentors chosen in part by the student. Emphasis will be placed on completing and appropriately presenting artwork for the Senior Exhibition. Students must sign up with the designated leader of their Capstone Advisory Committee. Intended to be taken the spring of the senior year. Prerequisite: ARTST 492 with minimum grade C-.
Credits: 1.00

ARTST-495 Independent Study

See department for details. Independent study contract required.
Credits: 1.00

ARTST-496 Exhibition Techniques

Students will learn installation techniques for art and gallery protocol in preparation for mounting their senior exhibitions. Course work will also focus on resume building and developing a professional quality digital portfolio used for applying to graduate programs, pursuing various careers in art, and applying for grants and artist's residencies. Visiting artists and other representatives from different art fields will be invited to talk about careers in art. Prerequisite: ARTST 492 with minimum grade C-. Corequisite: ARTST 493. 2 credits.
Credits: 2.00

ARTST-497 Studio Production and Seminar

This course is designed for the advanced art student who is developing a body of work for senior exhibition, portfolio and presentations. Students choose to work with a faculty mentor according to their area of study. Students will also meet together in a seminar to create an artistic community for the advanced art student as well as provide support for the studio production experience through discussion, critique, workshop experiences, and guest speaker presentations. Intended to be taken in the fall of the senior year. Instructor's consent required. 4 credits.
Credits: 4.00

ARTST-498 Senior Show/Seminar

This class is the capstone experience for art majors. It gives the senior art major an opportunity for concentrated study to prepare a body of art work to be displayed in a senior show. A portfolio will be required. Each student will also give a thesis presentation on Senior Project Day. In addition, students will be required to participate in Seminar, designed to create an artistic community for the advanced art student. Prerequisite: ARTST 110 and declared Art major. Instructor's consent required. 4 credits.
Credits: 4.00