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Visual Art Graduate Course Descriptions

ART 500 History and Philosophy of Art Education – Three semester hours. The historic and philosophical development of art education in public schools and the role of art in education is examined.

 

ART 501-511 Advanced Drawing – Three semester hours. Continued study in drawing for advanced students, students who have fulfilled basic drawing requirements. Prerequisite: One undergraduate course in drawing.

 

ART 502-512 Advanced Painting – Three semester hours. Continued study in painting for advanced students; advanced work in painting media will include traditional oil, tempera, acrylic, and mixed media techniques. Also, collage, assemblage, shaped canvasses, and more contemporary approaches. Exploration in multimedia and creative manipulation of imagery is investigated. Prerequisite: One undergraduate course in painting.

 

ART 503-513 Advanced Sculpture – Three semester hours. Continued study in sculpture for advanced students. Prerequisite: One undergraduate course in sculpture.

 

ART 504-514 Advanced Printmaking – Three semester hours. Continued study in lithography, intaglio, or relief printing. Prerequisite: One undergraduate course in desired area.

 

ART 505-515 Advanced Ceramics – Three semester hours. Continued study in ceramics for advanced students. Prerequisite: One undergraduate course in ceramics.

 

ART 506-516 Advanced Fibers – Three semester hours. The advanced course in fibers emphasizes personal development of skills and techniques, which exceed basic course requirements. The student may elect a loom or non-loom emphasis with concentration in one area or several related areas; macramé, basketry, batik, tie-dying, weaving.

 

ART 507-517 Advanced Photography – Three semester hours. Continued study in photography for advanced students. Prerequisite: One undergraduate course in photography.

 

ART 508-518 Advanced Jewelry – Three semester hours. Continued study in jewelry for advanced students. Prerequisite: One undergraduate course in jewelry.

 

ART 520 Art Survey – Three semester hours. Examination of modern and contemporary art styles, movements, and techniques via trips to museums and galleries, visiting artists, lectures, and slide presentations.  

 

ART 522 Origins of Modern Art – Three semester hours. A survey of the history of painting and sculpture from the mid-nineteenth century and its influence on twentieth century and contemporary art. Analysis will include the major artists, beginning with the Impressionists and continuing through contemporary conceptual installation art.

 

ART 524 African-American Art – Three semester hours. The study of major events, personalities, and influences germane to the creation of art by blacks in America, including visual slave themes. PanAfrican Art, "Black Art", and blacks in mainstream art.

 

ART 526 Research in Art History – Three semester hours. Intensive study of selected periods, personalities, styles, and other characteristics considered important in world art history, as well as an examination of bibliographical, photographic, archival, and iconographical materials used in the study of art, and methodological approaches for historical analysis.

 

ART 528 Primitive Art - Three semester hours. An examination of the social and cultural qualities demonstrated in the art of various preliterate cultures throughout the world.

 

ART 532 Teaching and Supervision of Art in the Public Schools and Practicum – Three semester hours. Problems, issues, and procedures of art teaching and supervision in the elementary school and junior and senior high schools; art in life of school and community; development of programs and procedures; problems in selecting, organizing, teaching, and evaluating art activities; practicum.

 

ART 534 Art in Childhood Education – Three semester hours. Readings for and planning the analysis and development of art programs for children in preschools, elementary schools, and other community agencies.

 

ART 538 Workshop – Curriculum Development in Art Education – Three semester hours. Provides the art teacher an opportunity to explore innovative studio approaches and teaching strategies in a workshop setting with public school students. Reading, discussion, studio exploration, and actual teaching experience are facets explored.  Prerequisite: One year teaching experience.

 

ART 552 Independent Study - Three semester hours. This course shall be available to all graduate art students who desire to continue work in any given area beyond the regular class offerings. Prior consent of the instructor is required.

 

ART 595 Internship in Art Education - Six semester hours. This course consists of fourteen weeks of full-time teaching under the immediate direction of supervising teachers in an off-campus public or approved private school. Candidates share their experiences, discuss problems, and develop new techniques in a professional seminar for the duration of the teaching experience. The weekly seminar is required. Prerequisite: Art Program approval