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Art Department
 

Advanced Courses

AR 315 - Advanced Fiber Arts - 4

A continued exploration and development of personal interpretations of traditional and nontraditional methods of textile design and fiber construction. Students may elect to concentrate in the area of weaving or textile design, or may develop skills in both areas concurrently. Advanced weaving will include multi-harness weave structure on jack-type, computer, and dobby looms. Advanced textile design will include printed resists, photo screen-printing, lacquer stencils, gouache rendering, and computer-aided design. It is strongly recommended that students intending to work in both areas complete both AR215 and 216 prior to electing this course. Personal initiative and creative self-expression are emphasized in this course.

Prerequisite: AR 215 or 216. May be taken for credit three times with permission of instructor. Lab fee: $55

AR 318 - Advanced Ceramics - 4

A further intensification of the use of clay as a medium and a continuation of the development of the forming processes of hand-building and throwing. Also included will be the formulation of clay bodies and the investigation of kiln firing techniques.

Prerequisite: AR 217. May be taken for credit three times with permission of instructor. Lab fee: $100 (includes clay, glazes, firings).

AR 319 - Metalsmithing - 4

An advanced studio course in the jewelry and metalsmithing sequence. Students explore the plastic potential of precious and nonprecious metals through the process of raising, forging, hollow-forming, and repoussé. Inventiveness, personal initiative, and creative self-expression are particularly emphasized in this course.

Prerequisite: AR 219. May be taken for credit three times with permission of instructor. Lab fee: $75

AR 320 - Jewelry and Metals II - 4

A continuation of concepts and methods explored in AR 219 with an emphasis on casting. Weekly group critiques will focus upon individual aesthetic growth, technical exploration, and both historical and con-temporary issues to the art-metals discipline.

Prerequisite: AR 219. May be taken for credit three times with permission of instructor. Lab fee: $75

AR 326 - Advanced Drawing - 4

A further investigation of drawing as a visual communicative act. The development of images through individual exploration of form, structure, and space with emphasis being placed upon the growth of personal vision and skill.

Prerequisite: AR 223 or 224. May be taken for credit three times with permission of instructor. Lab fee: $25

AR 330 - Advanced Photography - 4

A continuation of problems of visual expression and techniques encountered in beginning photography. Students explore advanced digital image manipulation; investigate digital portfolio presentations; as well as refine traditional print aesthetics.

Prerequisite: AR 229. Lab fee: $80 (does not include film or paper).

AR 332 - Advanced Painting - 4

Further investigation of formal, expressive, and technical aspects of painting. This course emphasizes individual exploration of structured assignments, leading toward self-directed studio practice. Readings and discussions complement studio practice. Emphasis is placed upon more individual exploration of assigned formal problems in the studio.

Prerequisite: AR 311. May be taken for credit three times with permission of instructor. Lab fee: $25

AR 337 - Advanced Communication Design

A continuation and development of the formal and technical aspects of designing with type and image. Students will be introduced to recent developments in visual communication theory and practice, including multimedia and interactivity. Readings in design history and criticism as well as independent research will complement studio work.

May be taken for credit three times with permission of instructor. Prerequisites: AR 131,133, 209, 227 or permission of instructor. Lab fee: $105.

AR 341 - Printmaking: Relief - 4

An investigation and development of the relief printing process through linocut, woodcut, letterpress, and book arts with an emphasis on personal growth and vision. Readings in printmaking history and criticism will complement studio art.

Prerequisite: AR 133; recommended: AR 223, 224. May be taken for credit three times with permission of instructor. Lab fee: $60

AR 350 - Printmaking: Lithography - 4

An investigation and development of the lithographic process including color-printing techniques with emphasis placed on personal growth and vision. Readings in printmaking history and criticism will complement studio work.

Prerequisite: AR 133; recommended: AR 223, 224. May be taken for credit three times with permission of instructor. Lab fee: $75

AR 352 - Advanced Sculpture - 4

A process oriented course emphasizing the development of individual attitudes and involvements with three-dimensional form. The techniques and materials utilized will include casting, carving, metalworking, and plastics.

Prerequisite: AR 251. May be taken for credit three times with permission of instructor. Lab fee: $75

AR 365, AR 366 - Advanced Studio Problems - 3,3

Individual problems in a given discipline within the department: i.e., painting, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry, weaving, textiles, graphics, photography, etc. To qualify, the student must have completed the most advanced 300-level course in an area. Offered in the studio, at a time arranged by instructor, the student must petition for the course in spring for fall semester, and in fall for spring semester. Special permission forms available in the chair's office must be completed by the student, signed by advisor, instructor, and chair, and returned to the Registrar's Office by the dates indicated.

Open to qualified junior and senior art majors and other qualified juniors and seniors. Permission of instructor and department chair are required. Lab fee: courses carry the fee as noted in the individual course description. May be repeated either in a given discipline or more than once.

 

 

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