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Visual Art (ART)


2010-2012 Catalog

Visual Art (ART)

101 Introduction to Art (3) (For non-Art majors) Introduction to the field of Visual Arts through a studio experience. Includes demonstrations, lectures and critiques planned to develop an appreciation of art as well as understanding media as a vehicle of expression. F10, S11, F11, S12

102 Two-Dimensional Design (3) Oriented toward development of problem-solving skills in the elements of design, form and color. Emphasis placed on employment of formal elements in composition and on the theory, psychology, and use of color. F10, S11, F11, S12

103 Three-Dimensional Design (3) Problem solving in three-dimensional form. S11, S12

105 Drawing (3) Drawing fundamentals. Introduction to the concepts and skills of drawing as the primary tool of the artist. Emphasis on education of vision, composition, expression, and an exploration of materials. F10, F11

106 Drawing (3) Continuation of ART 105 with emphasis on the rendering of form in space. Includes exploration of materials, process, narrative and the human figure. S11, S12

205 Drawing (3) Prerequisite: ART 105. Repeatable up to nine credits. F10, F11

206 Drawing (3) Life drawing emphasized. Prerequisite: ART 106. Repeatable up to nine credits. S11, S12

210 Painting (3) Introduction to the discipline of painting. Discussions and critiques supplement studio experiences. Repeatable up to nine credits. F10, S11, F11, S12

211 Collage (3) Introduction to the discipline of collage. Emphasis on creating unified visual statements with a variety of forms. S11, S12

215 Ecopsychology, Art and Meditation (3) Ecopsychology is an emerging field that studies the relationship between people and nature. It has far-reaching implications in ecology, and the arts on a personal and group level. Through art and meditation a deep understanding of the principles and practices of Ecopsychology will be explored. F10, S11, F11, S12

221 Art History Survey: The Ancient World to the Renaissance (4) A study of expression in art and architecture which contribute to the Western cultural tradition. F10, F11

222 Art History Survey: Renaissance to Modern Art (4) A continuation of ART 221 with emphasis on the changing role of art in Western culture. S11, S12

224 Visual Arts in Non-Western Societies (3) Study of visual arts in non-western societies including North American Indian/Native American; Mesoamerican; Oceania/Pacific Islands, Asian, and African cultures. S11, S12

240 Printmaking (3) Introduction to printmaking as a fine art media. Repeatable up to nine credits. Topics: Etching (spring semester), Woodcut (fall Semester). F10, S11, F11, S12

241 Photography: Introduction (3) Designed to familiarize the student with the art of traditional 35mm film photography. Emphasis is on the fundamentals of camera operation, black- and-white film development and printing processes, practicing critical evaluation, and understanding the photographic aesthetic. Does not satisfy the General Education Aesthetic Experience.  F10, S11, F11, S12

260 Sculpture (3) Introduction to sculpture using multiple processes to explore technical and conceptual aspects of sculpture production. Prerequisite: ART 103. F10, S11, F11, S12

270 Ceramics (3) General course in clay, including throwing, hand-building, and glaze calculations. Students will make their clay. Repeatable up to nine credits. F10, S11, F11, S12

275 Metalwork (3) Basic processes, materials, and tools in non-ferrous metals. F10, F11

279 Fibers (3) Topic: Loom Weaving - Interlocking fibers via loom mechanisms; includes experience with fabric structures, fiber characteristics and the effective use of color. Topic: Off-Loom Fibers - Primary structures through a variety of manipulation techniques; may include primitive forms of weaving, felting, basketry and dyeing. F10, S11, F11, S12

305 Drawing (3) Advanced problems in drawing. Prerequisite: ART 205. Repeatable up to nine credits. F10, F11

306 Drawing (3) Advanced problems in drawing. Prerequisite: ART 206. Repeatable up to nine credits. S11, S12

310 Painting II (3) Intermediate studies in painting. Discussions and critiques supplement studio experience. Prerequisite: ART 210. Repeatable up to nine credits. F10, S11, F11, S12

311 Collage (3) Intermediate studies of collage. Prerequisite ART 211. Repeatable up to nine credits.  S11, S12

320/520 Studies in American Art (3) American art of the Colonial, 19th or 20th Century period including sculpture, architecture and painting.

321/521 Mediterranean (3) Architecture, sculpture, craft, and painting of the Mediterranean and Near East cultures to include any one or combination of Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, Rome or early Christian/Bryzantine.

323/523 Medieval Art (3) a) Early Christian and Byzantine; b) Medieval; c) Romanesque; d) Gothic: A detailed investigation of the art of the Middle Ages.

325/525 Renaissance Art (3) Italian or Northern European architecture, sculpture and painting from 1250 to 1600.

326/526 Baroque Art to Romanticism (3) The arts in Italy and Northern Europe between 1550 an 1850. F11

327/527 Modern Art (4) Nineteenth Century, 20th Century, Contemporary or Post-Modern art and architecture and the forces which influenced the period. S11, S12

329/529 Women in Art (3) Women's expression in painting and sculpture, primarily of the 19th and 20th centuries. Research required. Cross-listed as WST 329. F10

331/531 Black Art (3) Topics: African American Art and African Art - Alternate every other fall. A survey of art created by people of African descent. Also discussed are some influences of Islam, Western Europe, and the Caribbean regions. Repeatable up to six credits. F10, F11

336/536 Contemporary Movements in the Visual Arts (3) Recent movements in painting, sculpture and architecture, with emphasis on the United States and Canada. Research required.

340 Printmaking (3) Intermediate studies in printmakeing. Topics: Etching (spring semester), Woodcut (fall semester). Prerequisite: ART 240 or consent of instructor. Repeatable up to nine credits. F10, S11, F11, S12

341 Photography Intermediate 3) A sequential continuation of the introductory course emphasizing the exploration of concepts, practicing critical evaluation and dialogue, and standard museum/archival presentation of photographs. Students have the possible option of working in digital versus film but only with instructor's approval. Prerequisite: ART 241 or ART 101 Introduction to Photography. Repeatable up to nine credits. F10, S11, F11, S12

342/542 Photography History, Theory and Criticism (3) Survey of the aesthetic and technical history of photography as a vital means of artistic expression and communication in North America and Western Europe from 1827 to 1940.  S11, S12

350/550 Psychology of Art (3) Art as a fundamental human activity on an individual and societal level. Studies theories of creativity and issues of cultural and social diversity as applicable to art therapy. S10, S12

360 Sculpture (3) Intermediate studies in sculpture. Prerequisite: ART 103, 260. Repeatable up to nine credits. F10, S11, F11, S12

370 Ceramics (3) Intermediate course in throwing and hand-building where more challenging technical and aesthetic problems will be introduced. Students develop their own glazes or surfaces, begin to fire kilns, and increase the scale of their work. Prerequisite: ART 270. Repeatable up to nine credits. F10, S11, F11, S12

375 Small Metals (3) Intermediate studies in non-ferrous metalsmithing. Prerequisite: ART 275. Repeatable up to nine credits. F10, F11

379 Fibers II (3) Topic-Loom weaving - Interlocking fibers via loom mechanisms; includes experience with fabric structure, fiber characteristics and the effective use of color. Topic- Off-Loom Fibers - Primary structures through a variety of manipulation techniques; may include primitive forms of weaving, felting, basketry and dyeing. Prerequisite: ART 279. Repeatable up to nine credits. F10, S11, F11, S12

402/602 Art Therapy Seminar (3) Study of the art of clients with different disabilities and psychopathologies. Investigation into methods of inducing visual expression with different clients will be emphasized. The current DSM will be used in conjunction with defining client disabilities and pathologies. F10

404 Issues in Visual Arts (3) Advanced study of theoretical frameworks, concepts, contents, and contexts of visual arts. Topic will vary from: the spiritual and the sacred in art, psychology and philosophy of art, primitivism in contemporary/modern art, cultural politics in art, feminism in art, science and technology in art, among others. F10, F11

405/605 Drawing (3) Advanced problems in drawing. Prerequisite: ART 305. Repeatable up to nine credits. F10, F11

406/606 Drawing (3) Advanced problems in drawing. Repeatable up to nine credits. S11, S12

410/610 Painting (3) Individual concepts and creative skills in the use of oils, watercolors, and/or related media. Discussions and critiques supplement studio experiences. Repeatable up to nine credits. F10, S11, F11, S12

411/611 Collage (3) Advanced studies in collage. Creating artworks with resources from the natural, digital, and manufactured world.  Emphasis on the development of responsive creativity Prerequisite ART 311. S11, S12   

415/615 Ecopsychology, Art and Meditation (3) Ecopsychology is an emerging field that studies the relationship between people and nature. It has far-reaching implications in sustainability, politics, and the arts on a personal and group level. Through art and meditation a deep understanding of the principles and practices of ecopsychology will be explored. Repeatable up to nine credits. F10, S11, F11, S12

419/619 Multi-Modal Art Therapy (3) An exploration of Multi-Modal healing techniques including Drama, Music, Poetry, and Play Therapy and their application in Art Therapy will be studied scholastically and experientially. Guest speakers on the topics presented as well as varied techniques as applicable to Art Therapy will be introduced. S11

430/630 Readings in Art History (3) Guided individual research on an approved topic. Repeatable up to 12 credits. Instructor consent required. F10, S11, F11, S12

435/635 Research in Art (3) Topic: Art Education. Students plan and conduct an independent research project in art education. Research may be either basic or applied in nature. Results of the study will be reported in the style and form required for publication. Prerequisite: Minimum of 20 undergraduate credits in art and permission of the instructor. Topic: Art Therapy - Research into specific areas and elective topics in art therapy. Instructor consent required. F10, S11. F11. S12

440/640 Advanced Printmaking (3) Advanced problems in printmaking. Topics: etching (spring semester), woodcut (fall semester). Repeatable up to nine credits. F10, S11, F11, S12

441/641 Photography Advanced and Graduate (respectively) (3) Courses are concerned with a continuation of the intermediate-level course emphasis as well as emphasizing concept and process resolution by defining a specific direction through a cohesive body of photographs. Students have the option of working in film or digital. Prerequisite for ART 441 is ART 341 or instructor's permission. Prerequisite for ART 641 is ART 441 or instructor's permission. Repeatable up to nine credits. F10, S11, F11, S12

445/645 Expressive Arts For Change (3) Experiential studio course exploring expressive arts process in depth through multiple arts media and techniques. Use the expressive arts as a tool for social change and personal transformation to contribute to positive change. Repeatable up to nine credits. S11, S12

460/660 Sculpture (3) Students work on more specialized problems of their own design in consultation with the instructor. Repeatable up to nine credits. F10, S11, F11, S12

470/670 Ceramics (3) Students work in a more personal mode and acquire technical and aesthetic sensibilities near a professional standard. Issues in philosophy, historical precedents, and making pots in the real world will be introduced. Repeatable up to nine credits. F10, S11, F11, S12

475/675/775 Metalwork and Jewelry (3) Advanced techniques and processes. Repeatable up to nine credits. F10, F11

479/679 Fibers (3) Topic: Loom Weaving - Interlocking fibers via loom mechanisms; includes experience with fabric structure, fiber characteristics and the effective use of color. Topic: Off-Loom Fibers - Primary structures through a variety of manipulation techniques; may include primitive forms of weaving, felting, basketry and dyeing. Emphasis on expression. Graduate-level projects incorporate advanced personal expression. Repeatable up to nine credits. F10, S11, F11, S12

483/683 Art Therapy Fundamentals (3) Survey of the origins, history, and theoretical objectives and trends in art therapy. Covers ethical, legal issues, and standards of good practice F10, F11

484/684 The Development of Creative Functioning (3) Study of the creative individual; research findings on creativity; techniques for promoting creativity thinking and problem-solving in educational, clinical and business environments. Cross-listed as PSYC 484. F10, F11

485/685 Art Therapy Techniques (3) Theoretical approaches and techniques used in art therapy. Students learn to develop and apply art therapy assessments. F11

490 Art Seminar (3) Designed for junior Visual Arts majors. Professional problems related to research, education, commercial possibilities, graduate study, job placement, personal growth and development in art, and in the profession of teaching. Prerequisite: Junior standing, or consent of instructor. (ART 241 recommended or its equivalent.)  S11, S12

491  Visual Arts Capstone (0) Required of all Visual Arts majors during their year of anticipated graduation. By participating in this course, each student's work will be publicly presented to the UW-Superior and greater UW-Superior community. Includes portfolio development and/or exhibition requirements. Must be taken Pass-Fail. Prerequisite: senior status. S11, S12

495/695 Advanced Art Studio (1-12) Open only to advanced Visual Arts students who wish to pursue an individual art problem in any medium of their choosing. The student must take the responsibility of choosing a problem, outlining a plan of study to be submitted to the instructor at registration. The student works informally in co-operation with the instructor, who guides and evaluates in relation to the objective set forth. Prerequisite: 15 credits of Art and permission of the instructor. F10, S11, F11, S12

497/697 Art Field Study (1-3) By special arrangement with a department faculty member the student may enroll in an independent study project which may entail travel or the use of resources to be found in the immediate region. Documentation will be required. Instructor consent. F10, S11, F11, S12

498/698 Practicum (1-7) Supervised experience providing practical application in specific disciplines. Integration of the competencies of the individualized focus in contract form. Topics: Art Education, Art Therapy, Expressive Ecopsychology, Gallery. Instructor consent required. F10, S11, F11, S12

702 Art Therapy Seminar (3) Investigation into methods of inducing visual expression with different treatment settings. The current DSM will be used in conjunction with defining client disabilities and pathologies. F10

704 Issues in Visual Arts (3) Advanced study of theoretical frameworks, concepts, contents, and contexts of visual arts. Topic will vary from the spirituality and the sacred in art, psychology and philosophy of art, primitivism in contemporary/modern art, cultural politics in art, feminism in art, science and technology in art, among others. F10, F11

705 Drawing (3) Individual development emphasized. Repeatable up to nine credits. F10, F11

706 Drawing (3) Advanced studies in drawing. Individual development emphasized. Repeatable up to nine credits. S11, S12

710 Painting (3) Studio course designed to give the student the opportunity to develop theories and practices on a personal basis relative to the art of painting. Repeatable up to nine credits. F10, S11, F11, S12

711 Collage (3) Advanced studies in collage. Creating artworks with resources from the natural, digital, and manufactured world. Emphasis on the development of responsive creativity. S11, S12

715 Ecopsychology, Art and Meditation (3) Ecopsychology is an emerging field that studies the relationship between people and nature. It has far-reaching implications in sustainability, politics, and the arts on a personal and group level. Through art and meditation a deep understanding of the principles and practices of ecopsychology will be explored. F10, S11, F11, S12

719 Multi-Modal Art Therapy (3) An exploration of Multi-Modal healing techniques and their application in Art Therapy, Drama, Music, Poetry, and Play Therapy will be studied scholastically and experientially. Professionals in the field as well as varied techniques will be introduced. S11

720 Studies in American Art (3) American art of the Colonial, 19th or 20th Century period including sculpture, architecture and painting.

721 Mediterranean (3) Architecture, sculpture, craft, and painting of the Mediterranean and Near East cultures to include any one or combination of Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, Rome or early Christian/Bryzantine.

723 Medieval Art (3) a) Early Christian and Byzantine; b) Medieval; c) Romanesque; d) Gothic: A detailed investigation of the art of the Middle Ages.

725 Renaissance Art (3) Italian or Northern European architecture, sculpture and painting from 1250 to 1600.

726 Baroque Art to Romanticism (3) The arts in Italy and Northern Europe between 1550 an 1850.

727 Modern Art (3) Nineteenth Century, 20th Century, Contemporary or Post-Modern Art and architecture and the forces which influenced the period. Research required. S11, S12

729 Women in Art (3) Women's expression in painting and sculpture, primarily of the 19th and 20th centuries. Research required. F10

730 Readings in Art History (3) Guided individual research on an approved topic. Repeatable up to nine credits. Instructor consent required. F10, S11, F11, S12

731 Black Art (3) Topics: African-American Art and African Art - Alternate every other Fall. A survey of art created by people of African descent. Also discussed are some influences of Islam, Western Europe, and the Caribbean regions. Repeated up to six credits. F10, F11

735 Research In Art (3) Topic: Art Therapy: Research into specific areas and elective topics in art therapy. Topic: Art Education - Students plan and execute an art education problem in terms of teaching, supervision and/or curriculum planning in keeping with their local school needs and programs. Students carry on an independent research study culminating in the research report written in style and form ready for publication. Prerequisite: Minimum of 20 undergraduates credits in art and permission of the instructor. F10, S11, F11, S12

740 Printmaking (3) Advanced printmaking. Topics:  Etching (Spring semester) Woodcut (Fall semester) Repeatable up to nine credits. F10, S11, F11, S12

741 Photography Graduate (3) Emphasizes concept and process resolution by defining a specific direction through a cohesive body of photographs. Students have the option of working in film or digital. Prerequisite: ART 641 or instructor's permission. Repeatable up to six credits. F10, S11, F11, S12

745 Expressive Arts for Change (3) Experiential studio course exploring the expressive arts process in depth through multiple arts media and techniques. Use the expressive arts as a tool for social change and personal transformation to contribute to positive change. Repeatable up to nine credits. S11, S12

750 Psychology of Art (3) Art as a fundamental human activity on an individual and societal level. Studies theories of creativity. Why do people make and enjoy art? S10, S12

760 Sculpture (3) Advanced sculpture. Individual development emphasized. Prerequisite: ART 260,360,460,660. Repeatable up to nine credits. F10, S11, F11, S12

770 Ceramics (3) Individualized studio problems in ceramics. Work at this level is expected to be specialized and without major technical problems. Repeatable up to nine credits.  F10, S11, F11, S12

775 Metalwork and Jewelry (3) Advanced techniques and processes. Repeatable up to nine credits.  F10, F11

779 Fiber (3) Topic: Loom Weaving - Individually designed series of experiences using the loom in interlocking fibers. Problems planned in consultation with instructor. Topic: Off-Loom Fibers - Advanced problems in primary structures should include research of primitive expression, materials and techniques. Repeatable up to nine credits. F10, S11, F11, S12

783 Art Therapy Fundamentals (3) Survey of the origins, history, and theoretical objectives and trends in art therapy. Ethical, legal issues and standards of good practice will be covered. F10, F11

784 Development of Creative Functioning (3) The study of the creative individual, techniques for problem solving and creative thinking, and ways of promoting creativity with individuals and in group settings. Research required. F10, F11

785 Art Therapy Techniques (3) Theoretical approaches and techniques used in art therapy will be studied. Students will also learn to develop and apply art therapy assessments. S11

790 Graduate Art Seminar (2) Advanced seminar concerned with defining one's evolving philosophical relationship with art and developing a dialogue with art through individual oral or visual presentations and class discussion. F10, F11

795 Independent Study (1-5) Graduate art students work independently under guidance of an instructor. Students submit a proposal of study during the first week of the course. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. F10, S11. F11. S12

797 Art Field Study (1-3) By special arrangement and permission of the department, a student may enroll for the off-campus study of a problem in art. Documentation required. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. F10, S11, F11, S12

798 Practicum (1-7) Supervised experience providing practical application in specific disciplines.  Integration of the competencies of the individualized focus in contract form. Topics: Art Education, Art Therapy, Expressive Ecopsychology, Gallery. Instructor consent required. F10, S11, F11, S12

799 Graduate Terminal Project (1-3) Successful completion of thesis or M.A. exhibition with supporting paper. Instructor consent required. F10, S11 F11, S12

 


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