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ART 1300 FIRST YEAR SEMINAR IN ART (3-0) This is a required course intended to establish a solid overview of the Art and Art History Department for all first semester UTA students who intend to declare a studio art or art history major. Topics for the class can include: visiting artist speakers, attendance of exhibitions, writing assignments, surviving the advising process and concentration portfolio review, and library resources. Other topics may be discussed. This course may only be taken once for credit.

ART 1301 ART APPRECIATION (3-0) Intended to develop an understanding, appreciation, and enjoyment of art in its many forms. Recommended as a fine arts elective for non-art majors.

ART 1305 TWO-DIMENSIONAL DESIGN (0-6) The principles and elements of two-dimensional design as expressed through concepts and problems with various media and techniques. Lab fee: $35

ART 1306 THREE-DIMENSIONAL DESIGN (0-6) Three-dimensional design principles will be explored to expand knowledge of various materials and develop an awareness of spatial elements as a creative expression. Formerly listed as ART 1303. Credit will not be granted for both 1303 and 1306. Lab fee: $35

ART 1307 DRAWING FUNDAMENTALS (0-6) Basic drawing principles and elements in varied media including such concepts and skills as hand-eye coordination, perceptual acuity, spatial organization, and interpretation of directly observed subjects.

ART 1309 ART OF THE WESTERN WORLD I: GREECE THROUGH RENAISSANCE (3-0) Major developments in art, from Archaic Greece through the European Renaissance.

ART 1310 ART OF THE WESTERN WORLD II: BAROQUE TO MODERN (3-0) The work of major figures in European and American art from the 17th century to the present.

ART 1317 THE ART OF NONWESTERN TRADITIONS (3-0) This course is designed to introduce students to works of art in various media developed in isolation from the European tradition, including the arts of the Near East, Asia, the Ancient Americas, Africa, and Oceania. Using visual arts as a tool, this course will introduce students to the diverse social customs, religions, and beliefs of nonwestern peoples.

ART 2300 METHODS FOR THE STUDY OF ART HISTORY (3-0) Sources and procedures of art historical research. Introduction to methodologies of art historical scholarship. Use of computer and data retrieval is emphasized.

ART 2304 DIGITAL DESIGN (0-6) This course is a continuation of ART 1305 and 1306 with an emphasis on digital and time-based media as applied to design concepts. Formerly listed as ART 1304. Credit will not be granted for both 2304 and 1304. Lab fee: $40

ART 2308 DRAWING CONCEPTS (0-6) Application of specific drawing skills with emphasis on personal expression. Course content will focus on conceptual development and media exploration as outlined by instructor. Previous drawing experience strongly recommended. Formerly listed as ART 1348. Credit will not be granted for both 1348 and 2308. Prerequisite: ART 1305 and ART 1307 or permission of instructor.

ART 2342 GLASSBLOWING (0-6) The manipulation, construction, and experimentation of glass as a sculptural medium. Emphasis will be on developing technical and aesthetic expertise in glassblowing and related techniques. Exploration of the conceptual application of the material will be addressed. Students who received credit for 3342 prior to Fall 2010 may not receive credit for ART 2342. Prerequisite: ART 1306 or permission of the academic advisor.

ART 2353 VISUAL COMMUNICATION FOUNDATION (2-4) Introduction to the studio practices in the area of Visual Communications. Focus is on advanced foundation design concepts and exposure to contemporary digital tools. In addition, an introduction to the purpose, industry, and broad history of visual communication will be established. Prerequisite: Art + Art History Major, Permission of Advisor, ART 1305.

ART 2354 TYPOGRAPHY (0-6) Creative problem solving using basic elements of visual communication with an introduction to typography, composition, and materials. Prerequisite: ART 2304 or permission of the instructor.

ART 2355 LAYOUT (0-6) Development and application of concept, layout, and design as related to visual communication. Prerequisite: ART 2304 or permission of advisor.

ART 2358 INTRODUCTION TO FILM/VIDEO (0-6) Introduction to the video and filmmaking production process, techniques, history and aesthetics through the use of digital video, basic film, and basic digital (computer) video and audio editing. Students will write, produce, and edit a number of short original works.

ART 2359 INTRODUCTION TO PHOTOGRAPHY (0-6) Basic photographic imaging intended for photo majors. Assignments emphasize an artistic approach and include 35mm camera operation, black-and-white silver materials, and darkroom procedure. Camera not required.

ART 2360 INTRODUCTION TO PHOTOGRAPHIC CONCEPTS (2-4) Basics of photography for art majors. Introduction to the essentials of photography, digital camera operation, utilizing the principles of photography for artistic expression and lighting techniques for documentation of 2D and 3D artwork. Digital camera required. This course is an introductory level photo class for art majors who are not in the photo concentration. Photo majors must take ART 2359, Introduction to Photography.

ART 2371 PAINTING (0-6) Fundamentals of painting, composition and techniques both traditional and contemporary. Prerequisite: ART 1305 and 1307 or permission of the instructor.

ART 3111 DIRECTED SCREENINGS (3-0) A survey of screening of significant films. The course will examine the emergence of the film form, the elements of film language, the significance of film form and style, the dynamics of new technology and the workings of motion pictures as a means of narrative expression. Significant motion pictures will be screened weekly with commentary or discussion by film faculty in class. All film/video/screenwriting majors must take at least three sections (3 credit hours) of the class. Content (films screened) will vary in a three-semester rotation.

ART 3112 DIRECTED SCREENINGS 2 (3-0) A survey of screening of significant films. The course will examine the emergence of the film form, the elements of film language, the significance of film form and style, the dynamics of new technology and the workings of motion pictures as a means of narrative expression. Significant motion pictures will be screened weekly with commentary or discussion by film faculty in class. All film/video/screenwriting majors must take at least three sections (3 credit hours) of the class. Content (films screened) will vary in a three-semester rotation.

ART 3113 DIRECTED SCREENINGS 3 (3-0) A survey of screening of significant films. The course will examine the emergence of the film form, the elements of film language, the significance of film form and style, the dynamics of new technology and the workings of motion pictures as a means of narrative expression. Significant motion pictures will be screened weekly with commentary or discussion by film faculty in class. All film/video/screenwriting majors must take at least three sections (3 credit hours) of the class. Content (films screened) will vary in a three-semester rotation.

ART 3302 ART OF ANTIQUITY (3-0) Art and architecture of Greco-Roman antiquity, beginning with the Aegean Bronze Age (ca 2500 BC) and concluding with the Late Roman Empire (4th century AD). Emphasis on the political and ritual role of art, especially in Periclean Athens and Augustan Rome.

ART 3304 JAPANESE ART & ARCHITECTURE (3-0) Introduces students to the art and architectural traditions of Japan from the Jomon (12,000/10,500 - 300 BCE) through the Tokugawa periods (1615 - 1868). The course will focus on the cultural, social, and political movements that informed artistic changes over time. Prerequisite: ART 1317 or permission of the instructor.

ART 3306 BYZANTINE AND MEDIEVAL ART (3-0) Art and architecture of the Mediterranean area and Northern Europe, beginning with Early Christian and Byzantine period (4th century AD) and concluding with the Late Middle Ages (14th century AD). Special attention is given to the religious and political context of art including Christian and Islamic influences. Prerequisite: ART 1309 and ART 1310.

ART 3307 THE EARLY RENAISSANCE (3-0) Developments in the art and architecture of Italy in the 13th and 14th Centuries focused on the changing status of the artist and the political and religious role of art. Includes a workshop based on 14th century recipes for the making of art. Prerequisite: ART 1309 and ART 1310.

ART 3308 HIGH RENAISSANCE (3-0) Developments in the art and architecture of 16th century Italy (Leonardo, Raphael, and Michelangelo) understood in historical context. Themes include the notion of creative genius in the Renaissance; Mannerism and the Counter-Reformation; the restoration of the Sistine Chapel. Prerequisite: ART 1309 and ART 1310.

ART 3310 FILM AS ART (3-0) The history and aesthetics of the motion picture from 1895 to the present day. Screening and analysis of film as an artistic medium, focusing on various technical innovations, filmmakers, and landmarks of film history. Prerequisite: ART 1309 and ART 1310.

ART 3311 AMERICAN ART (3-0) The role of art in the shaping of a national identity with emphasis on our beginnings and attention to vernacular and indigenous traditions. Prerequisite: ART 1309 and ART 1310.

ART 3312 NEO-CLASSICISM AND ROMANTICISM (3-0) European art from c.1760 to c.1840. Emphasis is placed on cultural and historical contexts. Prerequisite: ART 1309 and ART 1310.

ART 3313 BACKGROUNDS OF MODERN ART (3-0) Painting, sculpture, and photography of the period c. 1850-1900 in western Europe, focusing on Realism, Impressionism, Post-Impressionism and Symbolism (fin de siecle). Prerequisite: ART 1309 and ART 1310.

ART 3314 MODERN ART (3-0) The history of European and American art from the late 19th century to the mid-20th century. Emphasis on the formal and conceptual evolution of modernism in art and society, and on the rise of the avant-garde. Prerequisite: ART 1309 and ART 1310.

ART 3315 IMPRESSIONISM (3-0) The history, theory, and aesthetics of Impressionist painting in France, from 1860 to 1900. Prerequisite: ART 1309 and ART 1310.

ART 3316 ANCIENT EGYPTIAN & NEAR EASTERN ART (3-0) Introduces select aspects of the material culture of ancient Mesopotamia and Egypt, with emphasis on religion and notions of kingship. Prerequisite: ART 1317 or permission of the instructor.

ART 3317 ISLAMIC ART AND ARCHITECTURE (3-0) This is a survey course of Islamic art and architecture from the seventh century to present, covering arts from the Arabian peninsula, north and west Africa, southern Spain, central Asia and South Asia. Emphasis will also be given to the cultural and religious aspects that shape Islamic art, such as the forms and functions of different examples of sacred architecture; calligraphy; and the arts associated with pilgrimage. Prerequisites are two completions from ART 1309, ART 1310, or ART 1317.

ART 3319 ART & ARCHITECTURE OF INDIA (3-0) Explores the history of Indian art and architecture, beginning with the Harappan civilization and progressing to the present. India's religious and cultural impact on its East and Southeast Asian neighbors will also be examined. Prerequisite: ART 1317 or permission of the instructor.

ART 3320 ART OF THE ANCIENT AMERICAS (3-0) Art and architecture of the Olmecs, Maya, Aztecs, Inca, Anasazi and other selected cultures of Mexico, Central America, South America and North America. Prerequisite: ART 1309 and ART 1310.

ART 3321 CHINESE ART & ARCHITECTURE (3-0) Introduces students to the art and architectural traditions of China from Neolithic times (5th to 3rd millennium BCE) to the end of the Qing dynasty in the early 20th century. The course will focus on the cultural, social, and political movements that informed artistic changes over time. Prerequisite: ART 1317 or permission of the instructor.

ART 3322 INTRODUCTION TO ART EDUCATION (3-0) This course studies the theories and outlines the history of art education and provides undergraduate students with the basic knowledge, skills, and strategies for teaching art. Students will be introduced to current issues in art education including multicultural, visual culture, technological art education, creativity, museum collaborations, and arts for special needs. The course will cover TEKS and national visual arts standards, a child¿s artistic development, learning styles, and philosophy. Also, students will learn and understand professional development resources. Prerequisites: None

ART 3323 PLANNING AND CONSTRUCTING ART CURRICULA (0-6) This course reviews and introduces the elements needed to create art education curricula including production, performance and exhibition of visual art and other performing arts practices, historical and cultural contexts as well as critical and aesthetic response. Students will focus on curriculum development for both 2D and 3D artwork for various age levels. Prerequisite: None; however students are highly encouraged to take Art 3322 before, or concurrent with, this course.

ART 3325 STUDIES IN THE BAROQUE (3-0) Developments in the art and architecture of Baroque Europe (Italy, Low Countries and Spain), with an emphasis on patronage and the social, religious and historical context of artistic production. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Two courses from ART 1309, ART 1310, or ART 1317.

ART 3331 BRITISH ART (3-0) An overview of British art from prehistory to the present with an emphasis on cultural and historical contexts. Prerequisite: ART 1309 and 1310.

ART 3340 KILN FORMED GLASS (0-6) The exploration of various non-blowing techniques of glass construction and manipulation. Students will use kilns to explore fusing, slumping, pate de verre, and casting. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: ART 1306 or permission of the instructor.

ART 3341 SCULPTURE (0-6) An exploration of sculptural forms, concepts, and methods through various media. Emphasis on contemporary processes and individual expression. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: ART 1306. For non-art majors, permission of the instructor.

ART 3342 INTERMEDIATE GLASSBLOWING (0-6) Continued technical and aesthetic development, manipulation, construction, and experimentation with glass as a sculptural medium. Other techniques may be introduced in order to explore a stronger conceptual application of glass. Prerequisite: ART 2342 or permission of the academic advisor.

ART 3343 PRINTMAKING (0-6) Development in the technical and conceptual practice of printmaking. Emphasis placed on an understanding of the history, theory and philosophy of independently published prints. Both traditional and nontraditional processes for creating printed images will be explored, including: lithography, relief, intaglio, silk screen, monoprints, book arts, and photomechanical technologies. Prerequisite: ART 1305 and 1307 or permission of the instructor.

ART 3344 NEON ART (0-6) Basic techniques of luminous glass tube manipulation as a contemporary art form. Emphasis on hot glassbending, design, patternmaking and electrical systems. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: ART 1306 or permission of the instructor.

ART 3345 WORKS ON PAPER (0-6) The class will focus on works on paper as a finished work of art as opposed to being preliminary study for paintings, sculptures, and other disciplines. Class may work in a variety of media including watercolor, drawing, collage, painting and mixed media. Personal creativity and development is stressed along with critical thinking and analysis. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: ART 1306, 1307, and 2308 or permission of the instructor.

ART 3346 PAPERMAKING (0-6) Procedures for the understanding and development of both Eastern and Western handmade papers. Focus will be on sheet-forming, casting, and marblizing papermaking processes. Emphasis placed on personal expression, process, and innovation. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: ART 1305, 1306.

ART 3347 ADVANCED DRAWING (0-6) Conceptual and expressive problems to encourage independent thinking with regard to contemporary drawing issues. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: ART 2308.

ART 3348 LIFE DRAWING (0-6) Drawing of the human figure using a variety of media in the solution of figure construction problems with emphasis on perceptual and creative expression. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: ART 2308.

ART 3349 WATER MEDIA PAINTING (0-6) Transparent and opaque water color media and techniques. Emphasis on conceptual and manipulative skills. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: ART 1305, ART 1307, and ART 2371 or permission of the instructor.

ART 3350 INTRODUCTION TO NARRATIVE SCREENWRITING (0-6) Basic format styles, structures, and requisites of writing narrative film. Students will be required to study scripts, view films, conduct actor readings, produce original works, and complete other assignments. Prerequisite: ENGL 1301 and 1302.

ART 3351 ILLUSTRATION (0-6) Practical approach to concepts, techniques, and problem solving with illustration. May be repeated for up to 9 hours credit. Prerequisite: ART 2354. Advisor permission required to enroll in this course.

ART 3352 DIGITAL IMAGING (0-6) Basic course in computer imaging for art majors. Emphasis is on the introduction and use of the computer as a tool for personal expression. Fundamental principles in electronic media are explored with additional emphasis on experimental and innovative techniques. May be repeated for credit. Lab fee: $40. Prerequisite: ART 2304.

ART 3353 METALS (0-6) Both contemporary and traditional metalworking techniques and concepts, including the construction of small metal forms with a sculptural approach. Emphasis on basic fabrication and manipulation methods. Exploration of integrating other media is also encouraged. Prerequisite: ART 1306. For non-art majors, permission of the instructor.

ART 3354 SIGN AND SYMBOL (0-6) Design and problem solving focusing on transformation of visual elements into logos, logotypes, information and environmental graphics. May only be taken once for credit. Prerequisite: ART 2354 and ART 2355, or permission of the advisor.

ART 3355 ADVANCED TYPOGRAPHY (0-6) Typographic theory exploring traditional and non-traditional forms, both historical and contemporary typographic achievements. Prerequisite: ART 2354, ART 2355, or permission of the advisor.

ART 3356 ELECTRONIC DESIGN (0-6) Focus on concept, design, typography, and layout with exposure to contemporary electronic and digital tools as applied in visual communications. Prerequisite: ART 2354, ART 2355, or permission of the advisor.

ART 3357 SUSTAINABLE DESIGN (0-6) An overview of critical environmental issues that affect the contemporary practice of visual communication. Emphasis on ethics, environmental and society responsibility, and creative visual problem solving. Course may include, but is not limited to, lecture, discussion, reading, and creative design exploration. Prerequisite: ART 2354 or permission of the advisor.

ART 3358 INTERMEDIATE FILM/VIDEO (0-6) Continuation of 2358 with emphasis on more advanced concepts, production techniques, film/video history, aesthetics, basic 16mm film production, digital video post-production and studio editing. Students will propose, write, produce and edit a number of short, original works.

ART 3359 APPLYING AND TEACHING ART CURRICULA (0-6) This course provides art education students with an overview of teaching in the K-12 art classroom through further exploration in curriculum and instructional methods as well as observation in the DFW area public schools. Students are provided opportunities to observe various work situations, to reflect on their own education, and to examine teaching practices within the arts. Emphasis is placed on both 2D and 3D studio issues. Students are expected to develop professional skills in observation and written and oral communication. The material in this course serves to establish a foundation for building professional awareness and a normative philosophy of art education. Prerequisite: ART 3323.

ART 3360 INTERMEDIATE PHOTOGRAPHY (0-6) Students use the tools of digital technology to enhance their image-making skills. Topics may include digital film and reflective scanning, fine printing, alternative cameras and formats; to the development of a deeper understanding of the student's place in photo history and criticism. Prerequisite: ART 2304, ART 2359 (or equivalent).

ART 3363 CLAY (0-6) The various methods of construction, manipulation, and decoration of clay. The integration of form, design, and concept, emphasizing clay as an expressive medium. Prerequisite: ART 1306. For non-art majors, permission of the instructor.

ART 3371 INTERMEDIATE PAINTING (0-6) Continued development of painting techniques, composition and exploration of traditional and contemporary media. Specific problem solving assignments, creative thinking, and idea development will be emphasized. Prerequisite: ART 2308, 2371 or permission of the instructor.

ART 3383 MOLDMAKING & CASTING IN CLAY (0-6) Continuation of ceramic media techniques and forming processes. The introduction of moldmaking, mold forming, slipcasting, tile design, kiln firing, and glaze techniques. Prerequisite: ART 3363 or permission of the instructor.

ART 3384 CINEMATOGRAPHY (0-6) An intense study of the visual language/style of film imagery through cinematography, lighting, gaffing, gripping, and extensive camerawork. Students will use digital equipment to shoot exercises, light sets and locations, and learn to accurately expose, color correct, and manipulate motion picture film. Students will also learn the proper use of advanced lighting equipment, professional production standards, camera crew responsibilities, and how to interpret a scene through visuals. Students will work in digital video, Super 16mm, or standard 16 mm film, and in 35 mm stills. Prerequisite: ART 2358, 2359.

ART 3385 SOUND & POST PRODUCTION (0-6) A basic introduction to the critical role editing and sound play in the filmmaking process. It will include audio recording, recorder operations, microphones and booms, how to capture good sound on the stage, sound reports, importance of proper labeling of all film/video elements, amplitude, frequency, filtering and equalization, what the ear perceives. In postproduction it will focus on the aesthetics of film editing and how the ability to think as a filmmaker comes from personal imagination and a passionate grasp of theory and aesthetics. Prerequisite: ART 2358.

ART 3386 DIRECTING WORKSHOP (0-6) A survey workshop exploring the visualization of script material through the directing of scenes and exercises. Critique and analysis of the exercises. A special focus will be working with the actor along with interpreting the screenplay through the camera and performance, directing the camera and the actor, and running the set. Prerequisite: ART 2358.

ART 3389 CONTEMPORARY ART (3-0) A focus on the period from the mid-20th century to the present emphasizing the aesthetics of late modernism and the beginnings of the postmodern period including Abstract Expressionism, Pop, Minimal, Conceptual, and multicultural approaches. Prerequisite: ART 1309 and ART 1310.

ART 3391 HISTORY OF PHOTOGRAPHY (3-0) The history of still photography from its inception to the present. Emphasis on the conceptual and technical evolution of photography as an artistic medium. Prerequisite: ART 1309 and ART 1310.

ART 3392 HISTORY AND AESTHETICS OF THE VIDEO IMAGE (3-0) History, theory, and analysis of video/film/computer in relation to visualization and new genres. Study of symbolic rhetoric, composition, sound/music, editing, movement, and style. Prerequisite: ART 1309 and 1310.

ART 4100 SENIOR EXHIBITION (1-0) Application of professional practices for graduating BFA art majors. Primary concentration is preparation for BFA exhibition/presentation. Prerequisite: ART 4200 or, for graphics students, ART 4356.

ART 4191 INDEPENDENT STUDY (0-0) Mature, capable students may be permitted to pursue individual art problems. Problems must be stated in writing, a definite conference schedule arranged, and the paperwork must be approved by both the supervising faculty member and the department chair prior to registration. May be repeated for credit for varied subject matter. Prerequisite: B average in art concentration.

ART 4200 PROFESSIONAL PRACTICES (2-0) Professional practices for upcoming graduating BFA art majors in studio and media concentration, excluding graphics. Exploration of professional capabilities applied to media and studio areas. Emphasis on complex professional skills, knowledge and presentation. May be repeated for credit with a different emphasis and permission of the instructor. Lab fee: $8

ART 4201 PORTFOLIO PRESENTATION (0-2) This course is the capstone of the Bachelor of Arts track. Working with their advisor, students will prepare an artist¿s talk about their work and deliver this presentation at an advertised public lecture. This course is to be taken in the student's last semester before graduation.

ART 4291 INDEPENDENT STUDY (0-0) Mature, capable students may be permitted to pursue individual art problems. Problems must be stated in writing, a definite conference schedule arranged, and the paperwork must be approved by both the supervising faculty member and the department chair prior to registration. May be repeated for credit for varied subject matter. Prerequisite: B average in art concentration.

ART 4301 ART AND GENDER (3-0) Approaches to the interpretation of art from the stance of gender and feminism. Emphasis is placed on the work of significant female artists and on the gendered representations of art. Offered as ART 4301 and WOMS 4301; credit will be granted only once. Fulfills the Social/Cultural Studies requirement. Prerequisite: ART 1309 and ART 1310.

ART 4306 MID-RENAISSANCE (3-0) Art and architecture in 15th century Italy, beginning with developments in Renaissance Florence. The relation of humanism and science to the visual arts, patronage, and the social and historical contexts of artistic production. Prerequisite: ART 1309 and ART 1310.

ART 4307 SPECIAL TOPICS IN ASIAN ART (3-0) Special studies seminar dealing with various aspects of the history and development of Asian art, architecture, and archeology. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: ART 1317 or permission of the instructor.

ART 4308 MUSEUM PRACTICE (0-6) A continuation of ART 3300 with emphasis on current issues and developments in museum practice. The seminar concentrates on the University's Art Gallery, art exhibitions, and guest essayist programs, supplemented by lectures and readings. Prerequisite: ART 1309 and ART 1310.

ART 4310 TOPICS IN FILM STUDY (3-0) Historical surveys of nonfiction film, experimental cinema, and genres (e.g., the western, the gangster film, science-fiction films), as well as geographical or national movements (e.g., German expressionism, Italian neo-realism, French new wave) and film theory and criticism. The particular subject will change from year to year. Prerequisite: ART 1309 and ART 1310.

ART 4311 SCRIPT TO SCREEN (0-6) A screenwriting course for Film/Video area majors. This course is a high energy merger of a production class and a short film writing class to both write and produce a film per week during the Summer sessions. The students in this class will have a realistic view of the production consequences of writing for the screen. Prerequisite: ART 3350 and permission of instructor.

ART 4312 TOPICS IN NINETEENTH CENTURY ART. (3-0) An in-depth study of topics in European and American art c. 1780 to 1900, such as the art and revolutions (the French Revolution, the American Revolution, 1830, 1848, the Commune); Romanticism; Symbolism. May be repeated for credit as course content changes. Prerequisite: ART 1309 and ART 1310.

ART 4314 TOPICS IN 20TH CENTURY ART (3-0) Topics from c. 1900 to c. 2000, such as analysis of an individual movement, medium, or theme. May be repeated for credit as course content changes. Prerequisite: Any two courses from ART 1309, ART 1310 or ART 1317.

ART 4315 ASPECTS OF CONTEMPORARY ART (3-0) Topics from c. 1970 to the present, such as performance and conceptual art, art in and about the natural environment, post-modernism and critical perspectives, art in the social context, and the genres of the 1980s. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Any two of the following three courses from ART 1309, ART 1310, or ART 1317.

ART 4317 ART AND ISLAM (3-0) This upper level art history course studies Islamic art and architecture from the seventh century to the present, covering arts from the Arabian peninsula, north and west Africa, southern Europe, central Asia, and south Asia. Emphasis may also be given to the cultural and religious aspects that shape Islamic art including sacred architecture, calligraphy, and pilgrimage. Prerequisites: any two of ART 1309, ART 1310, or 1317.

ART 4318 ADVANCED DIGITAL IMAGING (0-6) Advanced level course in computer imaging for art majors. Conceptual as well as expressive problems are introduced to encourage independent and creative problem solving in digital imaging. Emphasis is placed on both manipulation of photo-based media and creation of two-dimensional animation. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: ART 3352.

ART 4320 Beyond Photography: Working Outside the Image (0-6) This course will examine different approaches to art that are not medium-specific but assumes the student has knowledge of photography as art. Projects will be structured as responses to lectures on topics in modern and contemporary art with emphasis on installation and conceptual work. Prerequisite: 3 hours to be selected from ART 4318, 4344, 4359, 4360, 4363, 4372, or permission of instructor.

ART 4330 18TH CENTURY ART (3-0) A history of European art from the end of the Baroque era through the Rococo and Neoclassical styles to the beginning of Romanticism. Emphasis will be on cultural and global contexts in which paintings, prints, sculptures, and architecture were produced. Prerequisite: ART 1309 and ART 1310.

ART 4340 ADVANCED KILN FORMED GLASS (0-6) Continuation of ART 3340. This class focuses on glass kiln forming techniques and concepts including kiln casting, fusing, slumping, and various cold working processes. Emphasis is on using glass as an expressive and creative art media. Prerequisite: ART 3340 or permission of instructor.

ART 4341 ADVANCED SCULPTURE (0-6) Advanced work in continuation of ART 3341. Students are encouraged to develop a creative style in their own personal direction. A variety of materials and techniques is explored. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: ART 3341 or permission of the instructor.

ART 4342 ADVANCED GLASS (0-6) Continued development of ART 3342 with emphasis on advanced technique, manipulation and form development. Course assignments will emphasize personal creativity and exploration. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: ART 3342 or permission of instructor.

ART 4343 ADVANCED CLAY (0-6) Further development and focus on techniques and personal expression in sculptural, hand-built, and wheel thrown clay forms. Continuation of kiln firing, moldmaking, slipcasting, and glazemaking. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: ART 3363 or permission of the instructor.

ART 4344 ALTERNATIVE PHOTOGRAPHIC PROCESSES (0-6) Methods of manipulating the photographic image. Techniques may include manipulative printing, computer imaging, blueprint, brownprint, platinum/palladium, transfers, silkscreen, intaglio, and lithography. May be repeated for up to six hours credit. Lab fee: $60. Prerequisite: ART 3360 or permission of the instructor.

ART 4345 ADVANCED PRINTMAKING (0-6) Continued study and development of both conceptual and technical practice of printmaking. Emphasis placed on personal expression of ideas as well as the broader implications of printed images. Explorations and innovations will be encouraged. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: ART 1305, 1307, and 3343 or permission of the instructor.

ART 4346 GRAPHICS: PORTFOLIO PREPARATION (0-6) This course concentrates on the creation, development, and evaluation of the graphic design portfolio. Course work will include advanced level conceptual assignments and various methods of presentation. May be repeated for credit. Lab fee: $50. Prerequisite: ART 3355 and 4355 with grades of B or better, or permission of the instructor.

ART 4347 PUBLICATION DESIGN (0-6) Philosophy, concepts, and structures of magazine and book design. May be repeated for up to six hours credit. Prerequisite: ART 2354, 2355 with grades of B or better, or permission of the advisor.

ART 4348 INTERACTIVE DESIGN (2-4) Comprehensive analysis of interactive concepts and the role of new media in relationship to the field of visual communications. The student will explore and construct innovative uses of interaction using coding and contemporary applications. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: ART 3354 or permission of instructor.

ART 4349 VIDEO ART & NEW GENRES (0-6) Advanced work involving production, postproduction, and distribution with a special emphasis on experimental and innovative applications. Instruction may include video integrated with performance, installation, audio/sound art, and computer graphics appropriate to the medium. Lectures, readings, and screenings will frame video art within an historical and critical survey of new genres. May be repeated for up to six hours credit. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

ART 4350 DOCUMENTARY FILM/VIDEO (0-6) Using film and video as a tool for creative research, students will produce, write, direct and edit original documentaries or nonfiction films/videos under supervision of the instructor. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: ART 3385, 3386, and 3384 or permission of the instructor.

ART 4351 COMMERCIAL FILM/VIDEO (0-6) Commercial and corporate applications of video. Students produce original individual projects integrating concepts and technical skills under supervision of the instructor. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: ART 4362 or permission of the instructor.

ART 4352 NARRATIVE FILM/VIDEO (0-6) Narrative storytelling film/video techniques. Students write, produce, direct and edit original, short narrative film/video projects under supervision of the instructor. May be repeated for up to six hours credit. Prerequisite: ART 2358 or 3350 or permission of the instructor.

ART 4353 ADVANCED METALS (0-6) Continued development of ART 3353 with emphasis on advanced techniques, the integration of other materials, manipulation, form design and concept. Course assignments will emphasize personal creativity and exploration. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: ART 3353 or permission of the instructor.

ART 4354 ADVANCED NARRATIVE SCREENWRITING (0-6) A continuation of ART 2350 focusing on writing an original (no adaptations), narrative, full-length screenplay through all stages to final draft status primarily focusing on the development of a polished first act. Students study screenplays, view films, conduct actor readings, and complete various other assignments. May be repeated up to two times for credit. Prerequisite: ART 3350 and permission of the instructor.

ART 4355 VISUAL IDENTITY SYSTEMS (0-6) Creative exploration and application of complex visual communication skills to the development of a visual identity system. Prerequisite: ART 3354, or permission of the advisor.

ART 4356 PROFESSIONAL PREPARATION (0-6) Exploration and development of the visual communication portfolio. Course work includes advanced level conceptual assignments. Emphasis on complex professional skills. May be repeated for up to six hours credit. Prerequisite: ART 3354, or permission of the advisor.

ART 4357 ADVERTISING DESIGN (0-6) Typography, layout, visualization, and conceptual problem solving as applied to advertising. Prerequisite: ART 3354, or permission of the advisor.

ART 4358 ADVANCED NON-LINEAR EDITING (2-4) An advanced workshop in video editing and post production. Emphasis will be placed on long form editing, the aesthetics of editing, and editing work flow. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: ART 3358 Intermediate Film/Video.

ART 4359 ADVANCED PHOTOGRAPHY (0-6) This course encourages students to use a variety of photographic processes (black & white, color, non-silver, computer imaging, etc.) with an emphasis on the development of a personal stance. Students will work on individual projects and present work in an environment of critical discussion. May be repeated for up to 12 hours credit. Lab fee: $60. Prerequisite: three hours to be selected from ART 4344, 4360, 4363, or permission of the instructor.

ART 4360 COLOR PHOTOGRAPHY (0-6) The development of an aesthetic and critical response toward photographic color. Techniques include exposure and printing of color negatives as well as the use of digital technology. May be repeated for up to six hours credit. Lab fee: $60. Prerequisite: ART 3360 or permission of the instructor.

ART 4361 3-D ANIMATION (0-6) Intensive study of digital computer animation and 3-D digital animation tools and techniques. Students will produce a number of short, original works under the supervision of the instructor. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: ART 2304 and 2358.

ART 4362 ADVANCED FILM/VIDEO (0-6) Advanced production techniques in an all-digital environment including AVID and Final Cut post-production with special emphasis in technical aesthetics, history and presentation. Students may elect to work in a variety of media (including 16mm, S16mm, digital animation, installation, etc.) and in a variety of genres (narrative, documentary, commercial, animation) to produce original works under the supervision of the instructor. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: ART 2350 or 3350 and permission of the instructor.

ART 4363 STUDIO PHOTOGRAPHY (0-6) The theory and practice of situational photography. Studio lighting, large format and digital camera techniques. May be repeated for up to six hours credit. Lab fee: $60. Prerequisite: ART 3360 or permission from the instructor.

ART 4365 TECHNOLOGY IN ART EDUCATION (3-0) This course provides digital media presentation strategies to enhance teacher effectiveness and explores how to incorporate the use of digital media in curriculum development. It also enables students to develop an electronic teaching portfolio to prepare students for job interviews and to showcase both personal and student artwork. Reading assignments, research, hands-on experiences, and in-class discussion provide students with an understanding of technology and its application to an art education classroom. Students will gain a working knowledge of current best practice digital technology, including the internet and video software. Prerequisite: None; however students are highly encouraged to take Art 3323 before, or concurrent with, this course.

ART 4366 WEB DESIGN (0-6) Concentrated study of front-end web design concepts through coding, typography, layout, universal principles, and visual problem solving. Websites will be developed with the expection that the student will research what has been done in the field and use these findings as a springboard for innovation. May be repeated for up to six hours credit. Prerequisite: ART 3354 or permission of the advisor.

ART 4367 TWO DIMENSIONAL ANIMATION (0-6) This course introduces techniques for two-dimensional animation presented in an historical and aesthetic context. Students will produce short animated films utilizing basic animation principles and developing the conceptual skills necessary for creating motion designs. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: ART 2358, ART 2304.

ART 4368 ADVANCED SILVER PHOTOGRAPHY (0-6) This advanced level course explores the use of medium and large format film cameras, film development, gelatin silver printing techniques, and archival presentation. May be repeated for up to 6 hours credit. Prerequisite: ART 3360.

ART 4369 CONCEPT TO EXHIBITION (0-6) This course takes the student from the concept for a body of work to installation of the work in a group exhibition. Students choose from a wide range of photographic techniques and demonstrations of selected processes. May be repeated for up to six hours credit. Lab fee: $60. Prerequisite: ART 2359 and 3360 or permission of the instructor.

ART 4370 STAGED ENVIRONMENTS (0-6) This course concentrates on the conceptualization, development and execution of tableaus designed exclusively for the camera. Lectures, readings and presentations will cover view cameras, studio lighting, set design, scouting locations, using props, and working with models. Lab fee: $60. Prerequisite: ART 3360 or permission of the instructor.

ART 4371 ADVANCED PAINTING (0-6) Students will be encouraged to develop a personal direction which complements their development as visual thinkers. The student will be required to plan a course outline of conceptual development with the instructor at the beginning of each semester. May be repeated for credit. Student must earn a grade of "B" or above in the course to repeat it. Prerequisite: ART 2308, ART 2371 and a grade of B or above in ART 3371 or permission of the instructor. Transfer students will be required to schedule a portfolio review with the painting instructor to gain permission to enroll in the class.

ART 4372 BODY AS RESOURCE (0-6) An advanced level course that investigates making imagery using portrait, self portrait, or the figure as subject. The course incorporates contemporary practices in digital imaging, digital studio, and Photoshop. This course requires expertise in digital imaging and studio photography. May be repeated for up to 9 hours of credit. Prerequisites: ART 3352 and ART 4363 or permission of instructor.

ART 4373 ADVANCED THREE-DIMENSIONAL STUDIES (0-6) Class is designed for students to continue the development of advanced three-dimensional work and engage in a cross section of various media. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: 12 hours to be selected from ART 3341, 3342, 3363, 4341, 4342, 4343, 4353, or permission of the instructor. Formerly ART 4366. Credit will be granted for both.

ART 4375 DESIGN TEXAS (5-0) Visual Communication outreach and problem solving. Individual and group projects for clients selected by the instructor. Provides advanced undergraduate students an opportunity to interact with clients on the development and completion of complex communication design problems. May be taken up to three times for credit. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

ART 4383 INDEPENDENT FILM PRODUCTION (2-2) Students will produce a major film or video in the genre of their choosing (narrative, documentary, commercial, or animation). Students may elect to work in a variety of media (including 16 mm film, digital video or installation) to produce original works. Students will be individually mentored as their productions move through preparation, shooting and post-production. Prerequisite: ART 4362.

ART 4390 CONFERENCE COURSE: ART HISTORY (3-0) Independent study or research in an area of art history agreed upon in advance with the instructor. Written permission and the determination of obligations and objectives are required before registration. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: ART 1309 and ART 1310.

ART 4391 INDEPENDENT STUDY (0-0) Mature, capable students may be permitted to pursue individual art problems. Problems must be stated in writing, a definite conference schedule arranged, and the paperwork must be approved by both the supervising faculty member and the department chair prior to registration. May be repeated for credit for varied subject matter. Prerequisite: B average in art concentration.

ART 4392 SPECIAL STUDIES (0-6) Special course work in new or experimental offerings for which there is immediate need and for which special resources are available. May be repeated for credit. Primarily for art majors.

ART 4394 HONORS THESIS/SENIOR PROJECT (0-0) Required of all students in the University Honors College. During the senior year, the student must complete a thesis or a project under the direction of a faculty member in the major department.

ART 4395 ART INTERNSHIP (0-0) An opportunity to apply academic training as participant/observer in a professional organization relevant to a major area of concentration. With permission of advisor, internships may be repeated for up to a maximum of nine hours credit. Internships must be arranged with the internship supervisor in the semester prior to enrolling for this course. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

ART 4396 SPECIAL STUDIES IN ART HISTORY (3-0) Subjects of immediate interest in various fields of art history; to complement temporary museum exhibitions and/or faculty research specializations. May be repeated for credit as course content changes. Prerequisite: ART 1309 and 1310 and permission of the instructor. Prerequisite: ART 1309 and ART 1310.

ART 4397 SPECIAL STUDIES IN FILM/VIDEO (0-6) Special studies in film/video that respond to emerging technologies, immediate needs, and specialized topics. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

ART 4695 ART INTERNSHIP (0-0) An opportunity to apply academic training as participant/observer in a professional organization relevant to a major area of concentration. With permission of advisor, internships may be repeated for up to a maximum of nine hours credit. Internships must be arranged with the internship supervisor in the semester prior to enrolling for this course. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

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