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    Teacher and student found the right spot for painting outside Todd Hall
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    Individual instruction is part of being in Professor Michael Baggarly's sculpture class
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    These students prepare to print on paper they made from invasive plants
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    All eyes are on Professor Marisa Recchia as she shows how to throw that first pot

Art

MTSU's growing art department offers a wide variety of studio options with emphases in ceramics, painting, printmaking, or sculpture. Art majors are exposed to cross-disciplinary projects and collaborations in both traditional and non-traditional materials with the ability to experiment in today's ever evolving art fields. Upgrades to the completely renovated, three-floor Andrew L. Todd Hall feature state-of-the-art master classrooms, studios, and equipment. The department also regularly invites local and regional artists and nationally and internationally known artists to exhibit in the Todd Art Gallery, conduct workshops, and lecture in numerous classes.

Survivor/sensei designs eco-friendly kiln at MTSU

Survivor/sensei designs eco-friendly kiln at MTSU

Japanese master potter Masakazu Kusakabe guided construction of one of his signature eco-friendly and highly efficient smokeless kilns at MTSU. The kiln, based on a model he developed for Harvard, can even heat food (like pizza) and water while the clay work is vitrified. The sensei's home and studio were damaged in the earthquake/tsunami that resulted in nuclear disaster. No stranger to adversity, he suffered a childhood accident with fire that shortened some of his fingers, but he uses them to his advantage with clay. Kusakabe also survived a rare form of cancer.

Coleman claims first prize with sculpture

Coleman claims first prize with sculpture

MTSU's Claire Coleman won first prize and a $5,000 scholarship for her sculpture "Pierced" in the Hutton Hotel Art Competition, co-sponsored by Nashville Arts Magazine in summer 2012. The commanding large-scale work features a curved ribbon of laminated Masonite, pierced by an 8-inch pole. Judges were sculptor Buddy Jackso, Tinney Contemporary owner Susan Tinney, photographer Jerry Atnip, Leiper’s Creek Gallery owner Lisa Fox, wood artist Doug Regen, and Ruth Crnkovich of Haynes Galleries. Coleman has since graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio, emphasizing sculpture with minor emphases in painting and ceramics.

The Studio Art program offers preparation for students who want to work professionally in visual arts, art-related careers, and design occupations or to pursue advanced study in graduate school. Art degrees help prepare for a variety of career options such as

  • Animator
  • Appraiser
  • Archivist
  • Architecture model builder
  • Art director
  • Art instructor
  • Art therapist
  • Artist
  • Arts administrator
  • Arts critic
  • Buyer
  • Ceramic artist
  • Designer
  • Engraver
  • Exhibit designer
  • Fashion illustrator
  • Game designer
  • Illustrator
  • Museum / gallery curator
  • Painter
  • Photographer
  • Restorer
  • Sculptor
  • Studio owner


Employers of MTSU alumni include

Art graduates find professional opportunities at a variety of entities; some individuals choose to continue their studies in graduate school. Examples of both are listed below: 

  • Academy Street Studio
  • Aradani Studios
  • CapTeeVation
  • Contemporary Painters
  • Cumberland Gallery
  • For Art's Sake Studios
  • Frist Center for the Visual Arts
  • Grand Adventure Comics
  • Moxie Art Supply
  • Rosewalker Design


Graduate Schools

  • California College of the Arts
  • Memphis College of Art
  • Savannah School of Art and Design
  • University of Connecticut
  • University of Iowa

 

Erin Anfinson
Associate Professor
erin.anfinson@mtsu.edu

Phone | 615-904-8412 
Office | Room 211, Andrew L. Todd Hall (TODD)
Mail | MTSU Box 25, Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Degree Information
M.F.A., University of Connecticut (2003)
B.A., University of Northern Iowa (2001)
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Michael Baggarly
Associate Professor
michael.baggarly@mtsu.edu

Phone | 615-898-2013
Office | Room 107B, Andrew L. Todd Hall (TODD)
Mail | MTSU Box 25, Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Degree Information
M.F.A., University of Iowa (2002)
M.A., University of Iowa (2001)
B.F.A., Western Kentucky University (1999)
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Charles Clary
Assistant Professor
charles.clary@mtsu.edu

Phone | 615-898-2455 
Office | Room 227, Andrew L. Todd Hall (TODD) 
Mail | MTSU Box 25, Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Degree Information
M.F.A., Savannah College of Art & Design, GA (2009)
B.F.A., Middle Tennessee State University (2004)
A.S., Walters State Community College, TN (2001)
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John Donovan
Associate Professor
john.donovan@mtsu.edu

Phone | 615-898-2011
Office | Room 216, Andrew L. Todd Hall (TODD)
Mail | MTSU Box 25, Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Degree Information
M.F.A., Stephen F Austin State University, TX (1997)
M.A., Stephen F Austin State University, TX (1996)
B.F.A., Loyola University, LA (1994)
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Kim Dummons
Associate Professor
kimberly.dummons@mtsu.edu

Phone | 615-898-8754
Office | Room 310, Andrew L. Todd Hall (TODD)
Mail | MTSU Box 25, Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Degree Information
M.F.A., University of New Orleans, LA (2001)
B.A., Xavier University, LA (1995)
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Bob Durham
Assistant Professor
robert.durham@mtsu.edu

Phone | 615-898-2455 
Office | Room 322, Andrew L. Todd Hall (TODD) 
Mail | MTSU Box 25, Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Degree Information
M.F.A., University of Georgia, Athens (1998)
B.A., Vanderbilt University, TN (1976)
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Jarrod Houghton
Lecturer
jarrod.houghton@mtsu.edu

Phone | 615-898-8386
Office | Room 213, Andrew L. Todd Hall (TODD) 
Mail | MTSU Box 25, Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Degree Information
M.F.A., Southern Illinois University, Carbondale (2002)
B.F.A., University of Kansas (1999)
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Sisavahn Phouthavong-Houghton
Associate Professor 
sisvahn.houghton@mtsu.edu

Phone | 615-898-2009
Office | Room 234, Andrew L. Todd Hall (TODD) 
Mail | MTSU Box 25, Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Degree Information
M.F.A., Southern Illinois University, Carbondale (2003)
B.F.A., University of Kansas (1999)
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Melissa Newman
Assistant Professor
melissa.newman@mtsu.edu

Phone | 615-898-2455 
Office | Room 213, Andrew L. Todd Hall (TODD)
Mail | MTSU Box 25, Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Degree Information
M.F.A., University of Iowa (2004)
M.A., University of Iowa (2003)
B.F.A., University of Tennessee, Chattanooga (2000)
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Ryan Muldowney
Lecturer
ryan.muldowney@mtsu.edu

Phone | 615-898-2455
Office | Room 227C, Andrew L. Todd Hall (TODD)
Mail | MTSU Box 25, Murfreesboro, TN 37132
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Kathy O'Connell
Assistant Professor
kathleen.oconnell@mtsu.edu

Phone | 615-898-2461
Office | Room 320, Andrew L. Todd Hall (TODD)
Mail | MTSU Box 82, Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Degree Information
M.F.A., University of Wisconsin, Madison (2006)
M.A., University of Wisconsin, Madison (2005)
B.F.A., Plattsburgh State University, NY (2002)
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Meghan O'Connor
Lecturer
meghan.oconnor@mtsu.edu

Phone | 615-898-2014
Office | Room 217, Andrew L. Todd Hall (TODD)
Mail | MTSU Box 25, Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Degree Information
M.F.A., Clemson University, SC (2007)
B.F.A., East Tennessee State University (2003)

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Marisa Recchia
Associate Professor
marisa.recchia@mtsu.edu

Phone | 615-898-2012
Office | Room 111, Andrew L. Todd Hall (TODD)
Mail | MTSU Box 270, Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Degree Information
M.F.A., Wichita State University, KS (1985)
B.A., SUNY College, Oswego, NY (1981)
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Thomas Sturgill
Associate Professor
thomas.sturgill@mtsu.edu

Phone | 615-898-2460
Office | Room 322, Andrew L. Todd Hall (TODD)
Mail | MTSU Box 25, Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Degree Information
M.F.A., Carnegie Mellon University, PA (2006)
B.F.A., University of Tennessee, Knoxville (2002)
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Tanya Tewell
Professor
tanya.tewell@mtsu.edu

Phone | 615-898-2010
Office | Room 222, Andrew L. Todd Hall (TODD)
Mail | MTSU Box 25, Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Degree Information
M.F.A., Arizona State University, Tempe (1992)
B.S., Indiana State University, Terre Haute (1982)
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Programs in the Department of Art lead to the Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.), the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), or the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degrees.

The department offers a B.F.A. in Studio Art with an emphasis in ceramics, painting, printmaking, or sculpture and a B.F.A. in Graphic Design. A senior exhibition of student work and professional portfolio are required.

A major in Art Education leads to the B.S. degree, while Art History majors pursue a B.A. degree.

Minors in Art and Art History also are available.

An academic map is a suggested four-year schedule of courses based on degree requirements in the undergraduate catalog. This sample schedule serves as a general guideline to help build a full schedule each term. Milestones, courses, and special requirements necessary for timely progress to complete a major are designated to keep you on track to graduate in four years. Missing milestones could delay your program

This map based on the 2013-2014 undergraduate catalog is not a substitute for academic advisement - contact your advisor if you have any questions about scheduling or about your degree requirements. Also see the current undergraduate catalog (catalog.mtsu.edu) for a complete list of requirements and electives. Note: Requirements are continually under revision, and there is no guarantee they will not be changed or revoked; contact the department and/or program area for current information. 

You may choose to attend a summer term to reduce your load during fall or spring terms but still stay on track to graduate in four years (see below). NOTE: Learning Support courses will alter the sequences on this map.

Art–Studio Academic Map

Department of Art
Middle Tennessee State University | Murfreesboro


Suggested Fall/Spring and Summer/Fall/Spring Four-Year Schedule

Refer to the scholarships website for information regarding use of the Lottery Scholarship for the summer term.

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FRESHMAN FALL FRESHMAN SPRING
CourseHoursMilestones/Notes CourseHoursMilestones/Notes
ART 16103Must have C or higher ART 16303Must have C or higher
ART 1620 3Must have C or higher ART 1640 3Must have C or higher
ART 1910 (Hum/FA)*3Must have C or higher ART 1920 (Hum/FA)*3Must have C or higher
ENGL 1010 (Comm)3  ENGL 1020 (Comm)3 
COMM 2200 (Comm)3  MATH (Math)3 
SUBTOTAL15  SUBTOTAL15 
SOPHOMORE FALL SOPHOMORE SPRING
Studio–Level I 3  Studio–Level II3 
ART 3000 or 3940 or PHIL 41003  Upper-division Art History3 
ART 19303Must have C or higher Studio elective3 
Studio elective3  HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 20303 
Nat Sci (Rubric 1)4  Soc/Beh Sci (Rubric 1)3 
SUBTOTAL16   15 
JUNIOR FALL JUNIOR SPRING
Studio–Level III 3  Studio–Level IV 3 
Art elective 3  Studio elective3 
Upper-division Art History3  Guided Art elective (3 courses from one area)3See dept./advisor
ENGL 2020, ENGL 2030, or HUM 2610 (Hum/FA)3  HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 20303 
Nat Sci (Rubric 2)4  Hum/FA3 
SUBTOTAL16  SUBTOTAL15 
SENIOR FALL SENIOR SPRING
Studio–Level V3  Studio–Level VI3 
Art elective3  Art elective3 
Guided Art elective (3 courses from one area)3See dept./advisor Guided Art elective (3 courses from one area)3See dept./advisor
Art elective3  Gen Ed or Art elective as needed*3 
Soc/Beh Sci (Rubric 2)3  Studio elective1 
SUBTOTAL15  SUBTOTAL13 
*If you are counting ART 1910 or 1920 as Humanities/Fine Arts credit, take one additional Humanities/Fine Arts course. If you are not counting ART 1910 or ART 1920 as a Humanities/Fine Arts credit, you will need to take two additional humanities courses. Counting ART 1910 or ART 1920 as a Humanities/Fine Arts credit requires you to take any additional art course of your choosing.
NOTE: Studio Portfolio Review is required following the successful completion of ART 1610, 1620, 1630, 1640, two Art History courses, and four studio courses. Studio levels I-VI are from one of the following: ceramics, painting, printmaking, or sculpture.

TOTAL HOURS IN PROGRAM: 120

FRESHMAN FALL FRESHMAN SPRING
ART 1610 3Must have C or higher ART 1630 3Must have C or higher
ART 1620 3Must have C or higher ART 1640 3Must have C or higher
ART 1910 (Hum/FA)*3Must have C or higher ART 1920 (Hum/FA)*3Must have C or higher
ENGL 1010 (Comm)3  ENGL 1020 (Comm)3 
SUBTOTAL12  SUBTOTAL12 
SOPHOMORE SUMMER
Nat Sci (Rubric 1)4  COMM 2200 (Comm)3 
SUBTOTAL4  SUBTOTAL3 
SOPHOMORE FALL SOPHOMORE SPRING
Studio–Level I 3  Studio–Level II 3 
ART 3000 or 3940 or PHIL 41003  Upper-division Art History3 
ART 19303Must have C or higher Studio elective3 
Studio elective3  MATH (Math)3 
SUBTOTAL12  SUBTOTAL12 
JUNIOR SUMMER
Nat Sci (Rubric 2)4  Soc/Beh Sci (Rubric 1)3 
SUBTOTAL4  SUBTOTAL3 
JUNIOR FALL JUNIOR SPRING
Studio–Level III 3  Studio–Level IV 3 
Art elective3  Studio elective3 
ENGL 2020, ENGL 2030, or HUM 2610 (Hum/FA)3  Guided Art elective (3 courses from one area)3See dept./advisor
Upper-division Art History3  HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 20303 
    Hum/FA3 
SUBTOTAL12  SUBTOTAL15 
SENIOR SUMMER
Art elective3  Soc/Beh Sci (Rubric 2)3 
SUBTOTAL3  SUBTOTAL3 
SENIOR FALL SENIOR SPRING
Studio-Level V3  Studio-Level VI3 
Guided Art elective (3 courses from one area)3See dept./advisor Art elective3 
Art elective3  Guided Art elective (3 courses from one area)3See dept./advisor
HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 20303  Studio elective1 
    Gen Ed or Art elective as needed*3 
SUBTOTAL12  SUBTOTAL13 
*If you are counting ART 1910 or 1920 as Humanities/Fine Arts credit, take one additional Humanities/Fine Arts course. If you are not counting ART 1910 or ART 1920 as a Humanities/Fine Arts credit, you will need to take two additional humanities courses. Counting ART 1910 or ART 1920 as a Humanities/Fine Arts credit requires you to take any additional art course of your choosing.
NOTE: Studio Portfolio Review is required following the successful completion of ART 1610, 1620, 1630, 1640, two Art History courses, and four studio courses. Studio levels I-VI are from one of the following: ceramics, painting, printmaking, or sculpture.

TOTAL HOURS IN PROGRAM: 120


Graduation information may be accessed at www.mtsu.edu/records/grad.php.

Art

ART 1030 - Orientation to Art
3 credit hours
An introduction to art structure and styles of art; relationships between past ideas and current trends.

ART 1610 - Two-Dimensional Design
3 credit hours
The principles and techniques of design and their application to two-dimensional art forms. Six-hour studio course.  

ART 1620 - Drawing I
3 credit hours
Develops observational drawing skills and a formal drawing vocabulary; introduces various drawing materials. Six-hour studio course.  

ART 1630 - Three-Dimensional Design
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: ART 1610. Emphasis on elements of design as they operate in the three-dimensional environment. Six-hour studio course.

ART 1640 - Drawing II
3 credit hours
Prerequisites: ART 1610 and ART 1620 . A continuation of ART 1620 with specific emphasis placed on drawing processes and expression. Six-hour studio course.  

ART 1910 - Art History Survey I
3 credit hours
Survey of the non-Western arts of Africa, the Americas, Asia, and Oceania from ancient to modern times.

ART 1920 - Art History Survey II
3 credit hours
Survey of the arts of the Western tradition from the Paleolithic era through the Gothic period.

ART 1930 - Art History Survey III
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: ART 1920. Survey of the arts of the Western tradition from the late Gothic period to the present.

ART 2105 - Introduction to Latin American Studies
3 credit hours
(Same as SPAN 2105, PS 2105, SOC 2105, ANTH 2105, GEOG 2105.) A multidisciplinary, team-taught introduction to Latin America. Covers the cultures and societies of the region in terms of pre-history, history, geography, politics, art, languages, and literatures. Required course for all Latin American Studies minors.

ART 2130 - Silkscreen
3 credit hours
Prerequisites: ART 1610, ART 1620, ART 1630, and ART 1640 or permission of instructor. An introduction to printmaking, including photo-silkscreen using water-based inks. Handmade stencils used as well as those generated by computer and copy machine. Six-hour studio course.

ART 2200 - Introduction to Art Education
3 credit hours
Examines the recent history and contemporary theories of art education, with special emphasis on the essential content of discipline-based art education (aesthetics, criticism, history, and production); introduces general curricular concerns, assessment, and advocacy issues.

ART 2310 - Graphic Design Technologies
3 credit hours
Prerequisites: ART 1610 and ART 1620. Procedures involved in the production of graphic design materials by means of computer. Basics of word processing, drawing, and page layout programs for graphic design. Six-hour studio course.

ART 2325 - Typographic Design
3 credit hours
Prerequisites: ART 1610, ART 1620, ART 2310, and permission of instructor. An introduction to typography including the history, usage, and anatomy of letterforms. Projects focus on creative problem-solving using type as image as well as a means of communication. Projects range from word interpretation to page layout using industry-standard applications. Six -hour studio course.

ART 2500 - Art Study Abroad
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor or specific Study Abroad program director. Explores lower-division issues in art. Subject will vary with instructor. May be repeated up to 9 hours.  

ART 2510 - Sculpture I
3 credit hours
Prerequisites: ART 1610, ART 1620, ART 1630, and ART 1640 or permission of instructor. Processes and techniques used in sculpture including modeling, welding, and wood construction. Six-hour studio course.

ART 2710 - Painting I
3 credit hours
Prerequisites: ART 1610, ART 1620, ART 1630, and ART 1640 or permission of instructor. Introduction to painting techniques in particular media with emphasis on basic representational skills, awareness of formal issues, and vocabulary specific to particular media. Six-hour studio course.

ART 2810 - Throwing
3 credit hours
Prerequisites: ART 1610, ART 1620, ART 1630, and ART 1640. Basic processes and techniques of creating three-dimensional clay forms on the wheel (cylinders, bowls, and mugs). Some basic hand-building methods introduced. Six-hour studio course.

ART 3000 - Professional Practices for Artists
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: Nine credit hours in any studio concentration area or permission of the instructor. Offers career preparation for the contemporary visual artist; preparation of professional documents and discussion of professional roles and responsibilities.  

ART 3140 - Etching and Intaglio
3 credit hours
Prerequisites: ART 1610, ART 1620, ART 1630, and ART 1640 or permission of instructor. A printmaking course introducing etching, aquatint, soft-ground, drypoint, photoetching (intaglio-type). A non-toxic approach is stressed, substituting high-quality acrylic resists, vegetable oils, salts, and film for traditional toxic grounds, solvents, acids, and chemicals. Six-hour studio course.

ART 3200 - Art Education for Teachers
3 credit hours
Lecture class with hands-on component designed to inform about the role of art in the life of the child; exposure to art history and appreciation; children as image makers; the importance of curiosity, observation, and imagination to the child and classroom; and methodology related to the integration of visual art into the classroom.

ART 3210 - Elementary Art Education Methods
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: ART 2200. Investigates child development theories and concerns related to children, the elementary school culture, curriculum development and implementation, and teaching and management strategies. Materials and processes appropriate to K-6 art education explored in studio lab. Six-hour studio course.

ART 3220 - Secondary Art Education Methods
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: ART 2200. Focuses on the nature of middle and high school students, the secondary school culture, curriculum development and implementation, and teaching and management strategies. Materials and processes appropriate to 7-12 art education explored in studio lab. Six-hour studio course.

ART 3230 - Art Education Practicum
3 credit hours
Prerequisites: ART 2200, ART 3210, and ART 3220. Participation in the K-12 art classroom setting with class discussions and readings about the teaching experience. Advanced art curriculum development for the K-12 level. A maximum of 9 credits may be applied to a degree. Six-hour studio course.

ART 3240 - Curriculum Design for Aesthetics and Criticism in Art E
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: ART 2200. Effective strategies for teaching aesthetics and art criticism to K-12 students through curriculum development, research-based learning, and classroom teaching opportunities.

ART 3325 - Word and Image
3 credit hours
Prerequisites: ART 2325 and permission of instructor. Explores the relationship between word and image. Projects focus on visual language, concept, formation, and technical skills. Various design methodologies covered using industry-standard applications. Current designers and design trends introduced.Six-hour studio course.

ART 3330 - Portfolio I
3 credit hours
Prerequisites: ART 2325, ART 3325, and portfolio review after both ART 2325 and ART 3325 (or for transfer students, permission of instructor and portfolio review). The beginning of portfolio-based problems, more advanced and complex conceptual skills, production techniques, and an introduction to the offset printing process.Six-hour studio course.

ART 3500 - Study Abroad - Studio
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor or specific Study Abroad program director. Explores upper-division issues in art. Subject will vary with instructor. May be repeated up to 9 hours.  

ART 3520 - Sculpture II
3 credit hours
Prerequisites: ART 1620, ART 1630, ART 1640, and ART 2510 or permission of instructor. Introduction to the processes and techniques used in sculpture, including casting techniques; subtractive and constructive experiences with a variety of materials. Six hour studio course.

ART 3530 - Sculpture III
3
Prerequisites: ART 2510 and ART 3520 or permission of instructor. Development of concepts and techniques with primary emphasis on wood sculpture. Wood construction, carving, laminating, and subordinate use of other sculpture materials. Six-hour studio course.

ART 3550 - Book Arts I
3 credit hours
Prerequisites: ART 1610, ART 1620, and ART 1630 or permission of instructor. An introduction to basic processes involved with papermaking, bookbinding, and using paper as a creative medium.Six-hour studio course.

ART 3560 - Drawing III
3 credit hours
Prerequisites: ART 1610, ART 1620, ART 1630, ART 1640, and ART 3660. An advanced course in drawing with an emphasis on the creation of original imagery and the development of the ability to render images objectively using a variety of methods and media. Six-hour studio course.

ART 3610 - Introduction to Computer-Assisted Art
3 credit hours
Prerequisites: ART 1610, ART 1620, ART 1630, and ART 1640 or permission of instructor. Explores the use of the computer in relation to art and design concepts in two- and three-dimensional media. Six-hour studio course.

ART 3620 - Intermediate Computer-Assisted Art
3 credit hours
Prerequisites: ART 1610, ART 1620, ART 1630, ART 1640, and ART 3610. Computer-generated or assisted art work. Development of original work in art or design. Six-hour studio course.

ART 3650 - Figure Drawing
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: ART 3660. Introduction to concepts. Specific concepts include gesture and expression, spatial structure and proportion, and the effects of light and drapery on the human form. Six-hour studio course.

ART 3660 - Color Drawing
3 credit hours
Prerequisites: ART 1610 and ART 1620. Develops visual thinking processes and objective drawing skills using a variety of color drawing media, the principles of color theory, and an understanding of the broader context of the historical, cultural, psychological, and physiological aspects of color.

ART 3720 - Painting II
3 credit hours
\nPrerequisite: Permission of instructor. A continuation of ART 2710 with additional attention paid to individual expression and art historical perspectives. Six-hour studio course. 

ART 3730 - Painting III
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: ART 3720 or permission of instructor. The creative process, idea development, and project planning in painting. Six-hour studio course.

ART 3760 - Romanesque and Gothic Art
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: ART 1920 or permission of instructor. Art from the age of the Crusades and Pilgrimages and Romanesque and Gothic periods as viewed from both European and Islamic perspectives.

ART 3770 - Letterpress I
3 credit hours
Prerequisites: ART 1610, ART 1620, and ART 1630 or permission of instructor. Introduction to hand papermaking processes and letterpress printing using raised type to form text and relief printing processes to create images. Six-hour studio course.

ART 3820 - Handbuilding
3 credit hours
Prerequisites: ART 1610, ART 1620, ART 1630, and ART 1640. Studio experiences in designing and creating three-dimensional ceramic forms emphasizing techniques of hand construction. Some basic techniques introduced on the wheel. Six-hour studio course.

ART 3830 - Intermediate Clay I
3 credit hours
Prerequisites: ART 2810, ART 3820, and permission of instructor. Studio experiences in designing, forming, and decorating functional/non-functional forms. Introduction to some basic materials processes (clay and glaze formulation, and firing techniques). Six-hour studio course.

ART 3840 - Islamic Art
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: ART 1920 or permission of instructor. Surveys the art of the Islamic world from the late seventh century to the sixteenth century. Focuses on the materials, iconography, style, and historical context of architecture, sculpture, painting, manuscript production, and decorative arts in the Middle East, North Africa, and Southern Europe.

ART 3850 - Early Medieval Art
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: ART 1920 or permission of instructor. Surveys Early Christian, Byzantine, and Early Medieval art in Europe. Focuses on the materials, iconography, style, and historical context of art and architecture produced in Northern Europe and the Mediterranean region from the third century to the eleventh century.

ART 3860 - Northern Renaissance
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: ART 1930 or permission of instructor. Art of Northern Europe from the late fourteenth century through the sixteenth century focusing on architecture, sculpture, and painting from England, France, Germany, and the Low Countries.

ART 3870 - Native American Art
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: ART 1910 or permission of the instructor. Survey of the arts of indigenous cultures of North America.

ART 3871 - Mesoamerican Art
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: ART 1910 or permission of the instructor. Survey of pre-Columbian arts of Mesoamerica from the Olmec to the Mexica.

ART 3872 - Andean Art
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: ART 1910 or permission of the instructor. Survey of the pre-Columbian arts of Peru from the Chavin to the Inca.

ART 3880 - Latin American Art
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: ART 1930 or permission of instructor. A survey of the art of Latin America from the period of Independence (1821) to the present, focusing on architecture, sculpture, and painting from Mexico through South America. Impact of these cultural expressions on Hispanic/Chicano/Latino arts of the United States.

ART 3910 - Italian Renaissance Art History
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: ART 1930 or permission of instructor. Examination of the visual arts of the Italian Renaissance (c. 1300-1600 CE).

ART 3920 - Art History Visual Resources Practicum
3 credit hours
Prerequisites: ART 1910, ART 1920, ART 1930, and ART 3940; Art History majors only. Practical visual resources management course for students in a professional setting. Theory, standards, techniques, and management of digital and analog image collections in academic or not-for-profit settings.

ART 3930 - Interactive Design I
3 credit hours
Prerequisites: ART 1610, good working knowledge of digital imaging, and permission of instructor. Multimedia design, including the design, planning, and creation of web sites. Six-hour studio course.

ART 3940 - Art History Methods
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: ART 1930 or permission of instructor. Considers the historical and philosophical foundations of art history as a modern discipline as well as the various interpretive methods used by art historians.

ART 3950 - Art History: Professional Practices
1 credit hour
Ethical and professional practices of the art history field. Surveys career options available to art history majors; acquaints students with job preparation and graduate school applications; investigates the ethics of collecting, scholarships, conservation, and the art market.  

ART 3960 - The Art History of the Book
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: ART 1930 or permission of instructor. Interdisciplinary investigation of the forces which have conditioned the composition, production, and consumption of the Western book from antiquity to the present. Emphasis on such transitional phases as the replacement of the roll by the codex in the fourth century and the fifteenth-century advent of printed book which replaced handwritten ones.

ART 3990 - Art of the United States
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: ART 1930 or permission of instructor. Survey of American painting, sculpture, and architecture from the Colonial period to the Armory Show (1913).

ART 4000 - Workshop
1 to 3 credit hours
Subject matter and credit to be determined by the instructor. The workshop may be conducted in the area of art education or any art discipline. (A maximum of 9 credits may be applied toward a degree.) Depending on topic, may be six-hour studio course.

ART 4100 - Lithography
3 credit hours
Prerequisites: ART 1610, ART 1620, and ART 2130. An intermediate course in printmaking. The making and printing of lithographic images on stones and plates, including both traditional and contemporary techniques such as photolithography, transfer lithography, and color lithography. Six-hour studio course.

ART 4110 - Advanced Book Arts
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: ART 3550. Further work with papermaking, bookbinding, and the production of artist's books. Six-hour studio course.

ART 4120 - Intermediate Printmaking
3 credit hours
Prerequisites: ART 2130, ART 3140, and ART 4100 or permission of instructor. Further work in one or more of the following media: silkscreen, intaglio, lithography, or relief printmaking. Six-hour studio course.

ART 4130 - Advanced Printmaking
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: ART 4120. Advanced work in one of the printmaking media as described in ART 4120. Six-hour studio course.

ART 4140 - Advanced Study in Printmaking
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: ART 4130. Intensive independent research in one of the areas chosen by the student and planned in consultation with the instructor. Six-hour studio course.

ART 4280 - Digital Illustration
3 credit hours
Prerequisites: ART 1610, ART 1620, ART 1640, and ART 2310; permission of instructor required. Vector software and the conceptualization, technical skills, and professional practices of digital illustration. Six-hour studio course.

ART 4290 - Beginning Illustration
3 credit hours
Prerequisites: ART 1610, ART 1620, ART 1630, and ART 1640; ART 3330 for graphic design majors. Introduces basic methods, materials, and business practices of illustration, with an emphasis on development of rendering skills. Six-hour studio course.

ART 4300 - Advanced Illustration
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: ART 4290 or permission of the instructor. Continued exploration of methods and materials with an emphasis on development of a personal style. Six-hour studio course.

ART 4310 - Portfolio II
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: ART 3330. Continued production of portfolio-based problems with increased emphasis on advanced design skills related to the specific needs of the workplace. Includes basic collateral problems, ad campaigns, corporate identity, signage, plus a self-promotional package. Six-hour studio course.

ART 4320 - Senior Project
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: ART 4310 or permission of instructor. Following a portfolio review, each class member will devise a project that conceptually and visually addresses his or her design/illustration goals. Six-hour studio course.

ART 4330 - Internship
3 credit hours
Prerequisites: Senior standing and permission of the internship coordinator. Advanced students gain practical experience in a professional setting as an intern. Approximately 150 work hours required for the semester.

ART 4390 - Interactive Design II
3 credit hours
Prerequisites: ART 3930 and permission of instructor. An intermediate interactive design class with an emphasis on interface design. Focuses on design, planning, and creation of Web sites using industry-standard Web design applications. Six-hour studio course.

ART 4400 - Interactive Design III
3 credit hours
Prerequisites: ART 3930 or ART 4390 and permission of instructor. An advanced interactive design class that emphasizes the design and implementation of visually engaging, immersive environments. Students work individually and as teams using industry-standard Web design applications to create stand-alone and Web projects. Six -hour studio course.

ART 4410 - Typography in Motion
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: ART 2325 or permission of instructor. Students will gain an advanced understanding of the graphic design process in time-based media. Emphasizes formal, conceptual, and technical aspects of kinetic typography through individual projects created with industry specific software applications. Six-hour studio course

ART 4510 - Sculpture IV
3 credit hours
Prerequisites: ART 2510 and ART 3520 or permission of instructor. Development of concepts and techniques with primary emphasis on metal sculpture. Gas and electric welding, fabricating, grinding, finishing, and subordinate use of other sculpture materials. Six-hour studio course.

ART 4520 - Sculpture V
3 credit hours
Prerequisites: ART 2510 and ART 3520 or permission of instructor. Development of concepts and techniques with primary emphasis on casting activities in the foundry; covers various metal casting techniques and subordinate use of other materials. Six-hour studio course.

ART 4530 - Sculpture VI
3 credit hours
Prerequisites: ART 3530, ART 4510, and ART 4520 or permission of instructor. Problems in sculpture selected by the student after approval by the instructor. Six-hour studio course.

ART 4640 - Advanced Art Problems
1 to 3 credit hours
Structure and content determined by the art faculty on the basis of individual need. The student should be prepared to do independent research and experimentation in the area selected. (A maximum of 9 credits may be applied to a degree.) Six-hour studio course.

ART 4710 - Painting IV
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: ART 3730 or permission of instructor. Projects in painting; content of the course is planned by the student under supervision of the instructor. A final paper is required. Six-hour studio course.

ART 4720 - Painting V
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: ART 4710 or permission of instructor. Independent studies course in painting which continues the concerns of Painting IV. A final paper is required. Six-hour studio course.

ART 4730 - Painting VI
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: ART 4720 or permission of instructor. Directed individual study; a continuation of Painting IV at a more advanced level. A final paper is required. Six-hour studio course.

ART 4770 - Letterpress II: The Tulip Poplar Press
3 credit hours
 An advanced course in letterpress printing with an emphasis on the creative process of collaboration and on designing for the marketplace. Students work as apprentices for the Tulip Poplar Press to design and produce limited edition publications for the marketplace. Six-hour studio course.

ART 4810 - Intermediate Clay II
3 credit hours
Prerequisites: ART 3830 and permission of instructor. Directed individual studies of problems mutually agreed upon by the student and course instructor. Six-hour studio course.

ART 4820 - Advanced Clay
3 credit hours
Prerequisites: ART 4810 and permission of instructor. Further work as described in Intermediate Clay II. Six-hour studio course.

ART 4830 - Advanced Study of Clay
3 credit hours
Prerequisites: ART 4820 and permission of instructor. Further work as described in Intermediate Clay II. Written paper and exhibition required. Six-hour studio course.

ART 4870 - African Art
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: ART 1910 or permission of instructor. Survey of visual art from the African continent and an examination of selected artists of the African diaspora. Discussion of ancient through contemporary artistic production, with focus upon nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

ART 4880 - African American Art
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: ART 1930 or permission of instructor. An art historical survey of African American culture and visual arts, beginning with eighteenth century expressions in painting, sculpture, and the decorative arts, but focusing on the twentieth century expressions.

ART 4890 - Design History
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: ART 1920 or ART 1930   or permission of the instructor. Surveys the history of two-dimensional design in Europe and North America, focusing mainly on the role of visual culture in modern society and on the influence of fine art, architecture, advertising, and the professionalism of the field on modern and contemporary design.

ART 4900 - Nineteenth-Century Art
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: ART 1930 or permission of the instructor. Examines visual arts of the nineteenth century from Europe, the United States, Africa, or the Americas. Topics will vary according to areas of expertise of the professor.

ART 4905 - Survey of Women Artists: Renaissance to Modern
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: ART 1930 or permission of instructor. Painting and sculpture produced by women artists from Europe and the Americas during the period from the Renaissance (1400) to the Modern era (1945).

ART 4910 - Women in Art
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: ART 1930 or permission of instructor. An examination of the contributions of women to the art world from a feminist perspective. Specific course content varies.

ART 4920 - Contemporary Art
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: ART 1930 or permission of instructor. Western visual art movements and issues in American painting and sculpture in the twentieth century.

ART 4940 - Special Studies in Art History
3 credit hours
Prerequisite will vary. Content varies. When offered, particular topics addressed are indicated by the course title in the schedule book. Depending on the nature of the material to be covered, prerequisites may be imposed by the instructor. Can be repeated for up to 9 hours.

ART 4960 - Independent Studies in Art History
1 to 3 credit hours
Prerequisites:  Permission of instructor. Independent investigations into art history under the guidance of a member of the art history faculty. Topic(s) of investigation must be agreed upon by both student and faculty prior to registration. May not be repeated.  

ART 4970 - Senior Thesis in Art History
3 credit hours
Prerequisites: Senior standing, completion of art history core, and at least 18 hours of upper-division art history. An intensive research and writing project under the direct guidance of a supervising art history faculty member.