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ART 1301   (3-2-1)   Design I
An introduction to the vocabulary and principles of two-dimensional design: line, value, color, shape, form, and spatial devices in unified and varied organizations. Individual media exploration and creativity is encouraged through readings and design problems in the above areas. Field Trip required. Lab fee. Fall, Spring.
Prerequisite: None.

ART 1302   (3-2-1)   Design II
An introduction to the vocabulary and principles of three-dimensional design: mass, volume, plane, line, texture, and color in unified and varied organizations. Individual media exploration and creativity is encouraged through readings and design problems in the above areas. Lab fee. Field Trip required. Spring
Prerequisite: Art 1301.

ART 1303   (3-2-1)   Drawing I
Drawing I is a studio course designed to improve the student’s motor drawing ability and perceptual drawing skills, explore the potentials of drawing media, and to introduce the elements of art in the context of vocabulary and the drawing experience, with emphasis on black and white. Museum Field Trip required. Lab fee. Fall, Spring, Summer.
Prerequisite: None.
Cross Listed Courses: ART 3303

ART 2303   (3-2-1)   Drawing II
Drawing II is a studio course designed to improve on the student’s perceptual drawing skills to further explore the potentials of drawing media with experimentation in color, to develop original conceptual skills and visual thinking in the context of drawing, and to enhance knowledge of vocabulary, critiques, and historical and contemporary trends in drawing. Museum field trip required. Lab fee. Spring, Summer.
Prerequisite: ART 1303.
Cross Listed Courses: ART 4303

ART 2310   (3-2-1)   Painting I
Painting I is a studio course exploring the potentials of painting media with emphasis on color, composition, self expression, and vocabulary. Museum field trip required. Lab fee. Fall, Spring, Summer.
Prerequisite: None.
Cross Listed Courses: ART 3310, ART 4309, ART 4310

ART 2311   (3-2-1)   Sculpture I
Introduction to sculpture. Introductory problems in sculpture, including analysis of form, theory, and technical processes, including exploration in different media. Lab Fee. Fall, Spring, Summer.
Prerequisite: None.

ART 2313   (3-2-1)   Crafts I
Design and creation of art forms in various selected crafts media and techniques: weaving, jewelry, glass, paper, clay, painting, sculpture, or textiles. Emphasis is on craftsmanship, creativity, experimentation, and technique. Lab fee. Fall, Spring.
Prerequisite: None.
Cross Listed Courses: ART 3313, ART 4313, ART 4314

ART 2314   (3-2-1)   Photography I
An introduction to the use of the camera and basic vocabulary. Fundamentals of exposure, development, and printing. Photographic composition, creativity, readings, and critiques are included. Students are expected to provide their own digital camera. Field trip required. Lab fee. Fall, Spring, Summer.
Prerequisite: None.
Cross Listed Courses: COMA 2314

ART 2317   (3-2-1)   Advertising and Visual Communication I
An introduction to basic visual communication, vocabulary, and design including typography, layout, illustration, graphic reproduction processes, rough art, finished art, camera ready, and digital art applied to specific design projects. Fall, Spring, Summer, Online.
Prerequisite: None.
Cross Listed Courses: COMA 2317

ART 2318   (3-2-1)   Basic Digital Design (S-L)
Fundamentals of digital design are covered utilizing standard graphic software applications for PC and Macintosh platforms. Proven methods of effective communication through typography, layout, and design are discussed. Computer lab projects include creative design and cost-effective production of camera ready art for posters, newsletters, reports, and display advertising. Lab fee. This course contains a field-based service-learning component. Fall, Spring, Summer, Online.
Prerequisite: None.
Cross Listed Courses: COMA 2318

ART 2319   (3-3-0)   Art History Survey I
Art History Survey I presents a chronological examination of Western painting, sculpture, architecture, and related visual arts from prehistoric times to the end of the Gothic Period. This course includes films, visuals, readings, study guides, and museum visits. Fall.
Prerequisite: None.

ART 2320   (3-3-0)   Art History Survey II
Art History Survey II presents a chronological examination of painting, sculpture, architecture, and related visual arts from the early Renaissance to the present. This course includes films, visuals, readings, study guides, and museum visits. Spring
Prerequisite: None.

ART 3151   (1-1-0)   Visual Art for Teaching
A course that gives a more in-depth learning experience to prospective art teachers. This course emphasizes the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills and National Visual Art Standards. Fall, Spring.
Prerequisite: None.

ART 3173   (1-1-0)   Art Practicum
A course in practical art experiences - either on campus or off campus, in the areas of travel study, publicity, graphic design, exhibit implementation, theatre arts, art galleries, museums, art tours, or specialized study. This can be taken for 1 hour (3173), 2 hours (3273), or 3 hours (3373). Fall, Spring
Prerequisite: None.
Cross Listed Courses: ART 3273, ART 3373

ART 3273   (2-2-0)   Art Practicum
A course in practical art experiences - either on campus or off campus, in the areas of travel study, publicity, graphic design, exhibit implementation, theatre arts, art galleries, museums, art tours, or specialized study. This can be taken for 1 hour (3173), 2 hours (3273), or 3 hours (3373). May be repeated if topics vary. Fall, Spring
Prerequisite: None.

ART 3303   (3-2-1)   Drawing III
Drawing III is a studio course in advanced drawing techniques to improve the student’s drawing abilities, creativity, perceptual drawing skills, and individual expression. Lab fee. Fall, Spring, Summer
Prerequisite: ART 2303 or instructor approval.

ART 3310   (3-2-1)   Painting II
A further investigation of painting with emphasis on individual expression. Museum field trip required. Lab fee. Fall, Spring, Summer
Prerequisite: ART 2310.

ART 3311   (3-2-1)   Sculpture II
Intermediate problems in sculpture, including analysis of form, theory, and technical processes. Basic construction techniques in selected materials will be explored. Museum trip required. Lab Fee. Fall, Spring, Summer
Prerequisite: None.

ART 3313   (3-2-1)   Crafts II
A continuation of Crafts I with more individual opportunity for selection of materials and techniques. Emphasis is on personal style, experimentation, craftsmanship, and creativity. Lab fee. Fall, Spring
Prerequisite: ART 2313.

ART 3314   (3-2-1)   Photography II
Advanced photographic skills developed through photography projects enhanced by digital imaging software and techniques. Students will learn to apply a state of the art digital graphics program and selectively modify, enhance, and combine photographs to create images that communicate aesthetically and effectively. Students are expected to provide their own SLR camera. Students may use a digital camera, but it is not required, as negatives or photographs may be scanned. Lab fee. Fall, Spring, Summer, Online.
Prerequisite: ART 2314.
Cross Listed Courses: COMA 3314

ART 3316   (3-2-1)   Media Graphics
Development of skills and concepts necessary to produce art works for use in the various media. Study and application of the basic materials, techniques, and vocabulary of the graphic and digital art field. Lab fee. Fall, Spring
Prerequisite: None.
Cross Listed Courses: COMA 3316

ART 3317    (3-2-1)   Advertising and Visual Communication II
Advanced study of basic visual communication design including typography, layout, illustration, graphic reproduction processes, rough art, finished art, camera ready art, and digital art applied to specific design projects. Lab fee. Periodically.
Prerequisite: ART 2317.
Cross Listed Courses: COMA 3317

ART 3318   (3-2-1)   Web Design
Web publishing techniques are covered utilizing web-authoring software for PC and Macintosh platforms. Proven methods of effective communication through typography, layout, and design are discussed including creative uses of digital illustrations and photography. Computer lab projects include creative design and cost-effective production of various types of web pages. Lab fee. Spring
Prerequisite: ART 2318 (S-L) or COMA 3321.
Cross Listed Courses: COMA 3318

ART 3319   (3-3-0)   Visual Communication
Skills in interpreting the visual messages viewed in print and digital media are essential in our media saturated world today. This course focuses on the development of visual literacy by helping students develop skills to critically examine the visual messages used in a variety of channels that impact our communication. Students also learn the Adobe Creative Suite®, including Illustrator®, Photoshop®, and InDesign®, the industry standard in graphic software. Spring.
Prerequisite: Graphic Design, Broadcast/Digital Media, or Art major.
Cross Listed Courses: COMA 3319

ART 3321   (3-3-0)   Graphic Design I
This studio course emphasizes the solving of graphic communications problems as it specifically relates to identity design in print form. Students gain a strong working knowledge of current computer art and layout applications, such as Adobe InDesign® and Illustrator®, and apply it to viable design assignments. Logo, letterhead and poster design are a few of the formats explored. Students are also challenged with basic typographic and layout principles in conjunction with these projects. Fall.
Prerequisite: ART/COMA 3319 Visual Communication.
Cross Listed Courses: COMA 3321

ART 3322   (3-3-0)   Graphic Design II
In this studio course graphic design students continue their in-depth study of two-dimensional design principles as they apply it to formats such as package design and annual reports. An emphasis on preparing print documents for output or reproduction is emphasized. Students will also improve their skills with Adobe Photoshop® as they create artwork and page comps for Web sites and other digital media. Spring.
Prerequisite: ART 3321
Cross Listed Courses: COMA 3322

ART 3325   (3-3-0)   Lettering and Typography
Students will learn to consider three major things as they design with type: the form, direct and secondary meanings, and graphic impact of a particular typeface. The subtle relationship of type and visuals in a design solution, and how type can be used creatively and expressively by itself. In addition, technical typographic principles such as line, letter and word spacing, type alignment, classifications and styles will be explored through historical studies and class projects. Spring.
Prerequisite: ART/COMA 3321 Graphic Design I
Cross Listed Courses: COMA 3325

ART 3350   (3-3-0)   Pedagogy of Art
An introduction to the key aspects of art for grades K-8: art production, aesthetics, history, and criticism. Study of TEKS, vocabulary, elements, principles, philosophy of art, and creative growth of the child. Art activities for various levels and practical application in presenting a program of current art studies.Museum field trip required. Periodically.
Prerequisite: None.

ART 3373   (3-3-0)   Art Practicum
A course in practical art experiences - either on campus or off campus, in the areas of travel study, publicity, graphic design, exhibit implementation, theatre arts, art galleries and museums, art tours, or specialized study. This can be taken for 1 hour (3173), 2 hours (3273), or 3 hours (3373). Fall, Spring.
Prerequisite: None.

ART 4301   (3-3-0)   Internship in Art (S-L)
This course is designed to give the student actual field experiences in art. Through the professional cooperation of area art agencies, museums, galleries, and studios, the student will report to a place of employment for a minimum of 30 hours per credit hour selected agency over a 10-12-week period in order to receive "hands on" experience in a specific field of art. This course contains a field-based service-learning component. Fall, Spring.
Prerequisite: Senior level in art and recommendation from the department chairperson.

ART 4303   (3-2-1)   Drawing IV
Drawing IV is to provide each student with specific drawing media experiences, original problem solving in terms of drawing media, and development of theme revolving around a specific idea or image. Composition will also be stressed. Critiques. Lab fee. Spring, Summer.
Prerequisite: ART 3303 or instructor approval.
Cross Listed Courses: ART 2303, MALA 5376

ART 4304   (3-3-0)   Aesthetics
An examination of the principles involved in the production, interpretation, and criticism of works of art, as well as basic principles of Christian aesthetic theory. Illustrative material from various artistic disciplines will be utilized. Periodically.
Prerequisite: PHIL 2301 or instructor approval.
Cross Listed Courses: PHIL 4304

ART 4306   (3-3-0)   Visual Faith: The Arts in Worship
Application and study of religious themes in art: symbols, design, and color. Use of religious arts for worship, promotion, advertising, teaching, and publicity. Study of Christian values as related to art in history and contemporary society. Field trips required. Spring.
Prerequisite: None.

ART 4309   (3-2-1)   Painting III
Advanced creative painting. Emphasis is given to personal style and expression, content, and mastery of the media. Exploration of such issues as realism and abstraction, perception, the nature of art, and current trends in art making are encouraged. Critiques. Museum and/or gallery field trip required. Lab fee. Fall, Spring, Summer.
Prerequisite: ART 3310.

ART 4310   (3-2-1)   Painting IV
A continuation of Painting III (4309). Personal growth, painting style, and the development of an individual aesthetic is encouraged by experimentation and critiques. Museum and gallery field trip required. Lab fee. Fall, Spring, Summer.
Prerequisite: ART 4309 or instructor approval.

ART 4311   (3-2-1)   Sculpture III
Advanced continuation of sculptural exploration in selected problems and materials. Analysis of form, theory, and technical processes. Museum field trip required. Lab Fee. Fall, Spring, Summer.
Prerequisite: ART 3311.

ART 4313   (3-2-1)   Crafts III
Advanced craftsmanship, skill, and development of individual style in selected media. Lab fee. Fall, Spring.
Prerequisite: ART 3313.

ART 4314   (3-2-1)   Crafts IV
A continuation of advanced craftsmanship, skills, and development of individual style in selected media. Lab fee. Fall, Summer.
Prerequisite: ART 4313.

ART 4315   (3-2-1)   Sculpture IV
Continued exploration and development of personal concepts of sculpture in selected materials at advanced level. Museum field trip required. Lab Fee. Fall, Spring, Summer.
Prerequisite: ART 4311.

ART 4317   (3-3-0)   Advertising and Visual Communication
An introduction to the business of photography. A study of professional photography practices and the various avenues within which a photographer can work. Includes photography on the web and how to have an online presence that is beneficial in the photography business. Studio lighting will be explored as well as the basics of how to get a business started. Periodically.
Prerequisite: ART 2318 (S-L) or 3318.

ART 4318   (3-3-0)   History of Graphic Design I
History of Graphic Design presents a chronological examination of western graphic design and covers each era of visual communication including early cave painting through the illuminated manuscripts, a Graphic Renaissance, the Industrial Revolution, the Modernist Era, and the Age of Information. This course includes films, visuals, readings, study guides, and museum visits. $35 fee. Fall.
Prerequisite: Required for Graphic Design major, elective for other majors.
Cross Listed Courses: COMA 4318

ART 4319   (3-3-0)   Modern Art
Study of selected movements within 19th and 20th century art and culture. Field trips required to museum. Fall.
Prerequisite: None.

ART 4320   (3-3-0)   Special Topics in Art
This course will offer students an opportunity to explore a cross-section of subjects focused on art history, studio art, or design. May be repeated for credit when content changes. Fall, Spring, Summer.
Prerequisite: None

ART 4321   (3-3-0)   Advertising Design (S-L)
This course engages the service-learning aspect of the Graphic Design concentration as students utilize their skills to aid a ministry, new or existing, by creating an entire identity campaign for them over the course of a semester. The campaign will include creating such promotional pieces as logos, newsletters, magazine ads, Yellow Page ads and brochures, to name a few. Each student will communicate and work with ministry directors in order to meet specific needs. This course contains a field-based service-learning component. This course contains a field-based service-learning component. Fall.
Prerequisite: ART/COMA 3322 Graphic Design II.
Cross Listed Courses: COMA 4321

ART 4327   (3-3-0)   Color and Composition
Color and Composition is a painting course that explores the potentials of painting in acrylics with emphasis on color, composition, expression, and technique as it relates to poster painting as it has been manifested over the past two centuries. The techniques of German 'plakatstil" or hard-edged "poster style" causes each student to break down the compositional surface of a painting so that eye flow is deliberate. The rule of thirds, balance, and visual hierarchy are also addressed. $35 lab fee. Summer.
Prerequisite: None.
Cross Listed Courses: COMA 4327

ART 4328   (3-3-0)   Illustration I
Students in this course are introduced to the methods of illustration, old and new, through a limited survey of the history of American Illustration. Each student is required to choose an abridged classic manuscript supplied by the instructor and a total of three major illustrations must be completed for that story. A research notebook compiling the students’ favorite illustrators will also be completed. Spring, even-numbered years.
Prerequisite: ART 1302 and ART 2303 or Graphic Design Major and ART 1303.
Cross Listed Courses: COMA 4328; MALA 5336

ART 4329   (3-3-0)   Illustration II
Students in this course will continue to develop the style and formulaic approach explored in Illustration I. Traditional and digital methods of illustration are all options for this course. Various forms of illustration, including black and white, editorial, and children’s book will be explored. For digital illustration, Adobe Illustrator and/or Photoshop will be utilized. A research notebook compiling the student’s favorite illustrators will also be completed. Spring, even-numbered years.
Prerequisite: ART/COMA 4328 Illustration I. Lab Fee.
Cross Listed Courses: COMA 4329; MALA 5337

ART 4338   (3-3-0)   History of Graphic Design II
History of Graphic Design II presents a chronological examination of western graphic design and covers the modern era of visual communication from c. 1880 until present day; including Pictorial Modernism, the Bauhaus, the New York School, Corporate Identity, Postmodern Design and the Digital Revolution. This course includes films, visuals, reading, study guides, and museum visits. Spring.
Prerequisite: None.
Cross Listed Courses: COMA 4338

ART 4341   (3-3-0)   Business of Photography
An introduction to the business of photography. A study of professional photography practices and the various avenues within which a photographer can work. Includes photography on the web and how to have an online presence that is beneficial in the photography business. Studio lighting will be explored as well as the basics of how to get a business started. Fall.
Prerequisite: ART/COMA 2314 and ART/COMA 3314

ART 4353   (3-3-0)   Fine Arts in East Asia
An overview of the visual and performing arts of East Asia. Field trips to art museums and cultural events will be required. Spring, Online.
Prerequisite: None.
Cross Listed Courses: MUSI 4353

ART 4380   (3-3-0)   The Arts and the Creative Process
Analysis of the visual and performing arts including the study of art critical thinking and creativity. The study will include perception, criticism, and factors which integrate, influence, and create the arts. Field trips are required. Fall, Spring, Summer, Online.
Prerequisite: None.
Cross Listed Courses: COMA 4380; MUSI 4380, MALA 5372

ART 4385   (3-1-0)   Senior Capstone in Art (S-L)
Senior capstone course. Each student initiates a comprehensive exhibit of selected work in a solo exhibition. Final portfolio, exhibit, and résumé are required. This course focuses on personal philosophy, current art trends, and professional problems of artists. The student should select a work to be retained by the Department of Art for its permanent collection. This course contains a field-based service-learning component. Fall, Spring.
Prerequisite: Senior level in art and final semester.

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