Art - General (ARTE)

ARTE 1135. Visual Literacy. 4 Hours.

Examines the ways we create, use, interpret, and analyze images within cultural contexts. Explores the power of visual imagery through readings, discussions, written assignments, and visual projects encouraging purposeful seeing. Prereq. Not open to Art + Design majors.

ARTE 1990. Elective. 1-4 Hours.

Offers elective credit for courses taken at other academic institutions.

ARTE 1995. Practicum. 1-4 Hours.

Offers eligible students an opportunity for practical experience.

ARTE 2101. Introduction to Co-op. 1 Hour.

Offers students an opportunity to explore the basics of cooperative education through a careful exploration of aspects of preparation, activity, and reflection—the core of the co-op learning model. Each week students are asked to delve into different areas of self-assessment, career exploration, goals setting, and skill building. Covers résumé and cover letter writing, interviewing, self-marketing, and brand identity as well as portfolio basics and how to use the University’s online listing of jobs and other services. Guests include professionals from Career Services and employers and alumni who seek to give students insights into various arts professions. Prereq. Restricted to selected Art + Design majors.

ARTE 2500. Art and Design Abroad: Studio. 4 Hours.

Offers an intensive studio course taken abroad and taught by an art and design faculty member. Exposure to regional artists, history, culture, museums, architecture, and physical geography provide focus of study and creative exploration.

ARTE 2501. Art and Design Abroad: History. 4 Hours.

Offers an intensive history course taken abroad and taught by an art and design faculty member. Exposure to regional artists, history, culture, museums, and architecture provide a rich context for studying the history of art and design.

ARTE 2990. Elective. 1-4 Hours.

Offers elective credit for courses taken at other academic institutions.

ARTE 2995. Practicum. 1-4 Hours.

Offers eligible students an opportunity for practical experience.

ARTE 3901. Art and Design Special Topics. 4 Hours.

Offers an art and design course in which format and content are determined by the instructor.

ARTE 3990. Elective. 1-4 Hours.

Offers elective credit for courses taken at other academic institutions.

ARTE 3995. Practicum. 1-4 Hours.

Offers eligible students an opportunity for practical experience.

ARTE 4901. Special Topics in Art and Design Studio. 4 Hours.

Offers an art and design studio in which format and content are determined by the instructor. Prereq. Junior or senior standing; restricted to selected Art + Design majors and combined majors.

ARTE 4902. Special Topics in Art and Design History. 4 Hours.

Offers a seminar in art and design history in which format and content are determined by the instructor. Prereq. Junior or senior standing; restricted to selected Art + Design majors and combined majors.

ARTE 4970. Junior/Senior Honors Project 1. 4 Hours.

Focuses on in-depth project in which a student conducts research or produces a product related to the student’s major field. Combined with Junior/Senior Project 2 or college-defined equivalent for 8 credit honors project. Prereq. Restricted to selected Art + Design majors and combined majors.

ARTE 4971. Junior/Senior Honors Project 2. 4 Hours.

Focuses on second semester of in-depth project in which a student conducts research or produces a product related to the student’s major field. Prereq. ARTE 4970; restricted to selected Art + Design majors and combined majors..

ARTE 4990. Elective. 1-4 Hours.

Offers elective credit for courses taken at other academic institutions.

ARTE 4991. Research. 4 Hours.

Offers an opportunity to conduct research under faculty supervision.

ARTE 4992. Directed Study. 1-4 Hours.

Offers independent work under the direction of members of the department on a chosen topic. Course content depends on instructor.

ARTE 4994. Internship. 4 Hours.

Offers students an opportunity for internship work.

ARTE 4995. Practicum. 1-4 Hours.

Offers eligible students an opportunity for practical experience.

ARTE 4996. Experiential Education Directed Study. 4 Hours.

Draws upon the student’s approved experiential activity and integrates it with study in the academic major. Restricted to those students who are using it to fulfill their experiential education requirement.

ARTE 5901. Special Topics in Art and Design Studio. 4 Hours.

Offers an opportunity for the intensive study of specialized themes in areas of research in studio and aesthetics related to art and design. Instructor determines format and content. Prereq. Junior, senior, or graduate standing.

ARTE 6210. Theoretical Approaches to the Visual Arts. 4 Hours.

Examines a multitude of approaches to the study of art. The critical study of the visual arts is defined by the history of methodology and theoretical constructs. Topics include connoisseurship, style, psychoanalysis, feminism, Marxism, semiotics, and poststructuralism.

ARTE 6211. Art Criticism by Artists. 4 Hours.

Studies the writings of twentieth- and twenty-first-century artists about their art in relationship to their work. Considers artists ranging from Wassily Kandinsky to Robert Smithson to Adrian Piper as both critics of their work and as creators. Also considers how these roles interrelate.

ARTE 6961. Internship. 1-4 Hours.

Offers students an opportunity for internship work.

ARTE 6962. Elective. 1-4 Hours.

Offers elective credit for courses taken at other academic institutions.

ARTE 6964. Co-op Work Experience. 0 Hours.

Provides eligible students with an opportunity for work experience. Prereq. Restricted to MFA students in interdisciplinary arts.

ARTE 6966. Practicum. 1-4 Hours.

Offers eligible students an opportunity for practical experience.

ARTE 6976. Directed Study. 1-4 Hours.

Offers independent work under the direction of members of the department on a chosen topic. Course content depends on instructor.

ARTE 6984. Research. 1-4 Hours.

Offers students an opportunity to conduct research under faculty supervision.

ARTE 7100. Thesis Proposal. 4 Hours.

Offers candidates an opportunity to select a topic and present a proposal for a topic of study/research to a faculty committee for approval. A definition of the scope of the project, the methodologies for the research, and the assumptions being questioned or analyzed are determined. The thesis research proposal must demonstrate the student’s ability to carry out sustained and independent research to develop critical and specialist knowledge of contemporary topics in a field related to public art. Research includes aspects of scholarship in some or all of the following: theory, semiotics, ontology, phenomenology, and social or critical approaches to cultural studies. Prereq. ARTD 5002; restricted to MFA students in interdisciplinary arts.

ARTE 7990. Thesis. 4 Hours.

Offers the candidate, working with a thesis advisor, an opportunity to continue to complete the research project defined and proposed in ARTE 7100. The research is carried out in an independent manner, with periodic presentations to the thesis committee. These presentations define the benchmarks for determination of successful progress in the project. The ultimate result is an exhibition, screening, performance, or other form of public display or presentation, together with a thesis paper or written corollary. Prereq. ARTE 7100; restricted to MFA students in interdisciplinary arts.

ARTE 7996. Thesis Continuation. 0 Hours.

Offers continued work on the thesis project. Prereq. ARTE 7990; restricted to MFA students in interdisciplinary arts.