2012-2014 Catalog

2012-14 Undergraduate Catalog

Visual Arts

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The Visual Arts Department of the University of Wisconsin-Superior strives to cultivate a lifelong appreciation for how art advances personal and cultural awareness.

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Catalog Nbr.Course Title/Course TopicsCredits
ART 101Introduction to Art3.00
(For non-Art majors) Introduction to the field of Visual Art 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.
General Education Attributes:
FAAE Fine Arts Aesthetic Experience
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
ART 102Two Dimensional Design3.00
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.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
ART 103Three Dimensional Design3.00
Problem solving in three-dimensional form.
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
ART 105Drawing 13.00
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.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
ART 189Art Elective1.00 - 14.00
Transfer credits ONLY from another accredited institution not equivalent to a UW-Superior course.
ART 203Design Topics3.00
Provides a focused exploration of fine arts beyond core practices including: glass, stained glass, artists' books, non-static art, installation, and others. Repeatable up to 9 credits.
Prerequisites:
ART 102 is prerequisite for taking this course.
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
ART 205Drawing 23.00
Repeatable up to nine credits.
Prerequisites:
Prerequisite for this course is having completed ART 105.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
ART 210Painting 13.00
Introduction to the discipline of painting. Discussions and critiques supplement studio experiences. Repeatable up to nine credits.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
ART 211Collage 13.00
Introduction to the discipline of collage. Emphasis on creating unified visual statements with a variety of forms.
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
ART 215Ecopsychology, Art and Meditation3.00
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.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
ART 221Art History Survey:The Ancient World to the Renaissance4.00
A study of expression in art and architecture which contribute to the Western cultural tradition.
General Education Attributes:
FAA Fine Arts Appreciation
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Only
ART 222Art History Survey:Renaissance to Modern Art4.00
A continuation of ART 221 with emphasis on the changing role of art in Western culture.
General Education Attributes:
FAA Fine Arts Appreciation
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
ART 224Visual Arts in Non-Western Societies3.00
Study of visual arts in non-western societies including North American Indian/Native American; Mesoamerican; Oceania/Pacific Islands, Asian, and African cultures.
General Education Attributes:
FAA Fine Arts Appreciation
NW Non-Western
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
ART 240Printmaking 13.00
Introduction to printmaking as a fine art media. Repeatable up to nine credits. Topics: Etching (spring semester), Woodcut (fall semester).
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
ART 241Photography 13.00
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.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
ART 260Sculpture 13.00
Introduction to sculpture using multiple processes to explore technical and conceptual aspects of sculpture production.
Prerequisites:
Prerequisite for taking this course is having completed ART 103.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
ART 270Ceramics 13.00
(For Art Majors) A beginning ceramics course that primarily explores traditional hand-building techniques. Students will also be introduced to basic clay materials, clay mixing, and glaze application.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
ART 275Metalwork 13.00
Basic processes, materials and tools in non-ferrous metals.
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Only
ART 279Fibers 13.00
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.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
ART 289Art Elective1.00 - 99.00
Transfer credits ONLY from another accredited institution not equivalent to a UW-Superior course.
ART 305Drawing 33.00
Advanced problems in drawing. Repeatable up to nine credits.
Prerequisites:
Prerequisite for taking this course is completion of ART 205.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
ART 310Painting 23.00
Intermediate studies in painting. Discussions and critiques supplement studio experience. Repeatable up to nine credits.
Prerequisites:
Prerequisite for taking this course is having completed ART 210.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
ART 311Collage 23.00
Intermediate studies of collage. Repeatable up to nine credits.
Prerequisites:
Prerequisite for taking this course is having completed ART 211.
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
ART 320Studies in American Art3.00
American art of the Colonial, 19th or 20th Century period including sculpture, architecture and painting.
Typically Offered:
Occasional by Demand
ART 321Mediterranean3.00
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/Byzantine.
Typically Offered:
Occasional by Demand
ART 323Medieval Art3.00
a) Early Christian and Byzantine; b) Medieval; c) Romanesque; d) Gothic: A detailed investigation of the art of the Middle Ages.
Typically Offered:
Occasional by Demand
ART 325Renaissance Art3.00
Italian or Northern European architecture, sculpture and painting from 1250 to 1600.
Typically Offered:
Occasional by Demand
ART 326Baroque Art to Romanticism3.00
The arts in Italy and Northen Europe between 1550 an 1850.
Typically Offered:
Occasional by Demand
ART 327Modern Art4.00
Nineteenth Century, 20th Century, Contemporary or Post-Modern art and architecture and the forces which influenced the period.
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
ART 329Women In Art3.00
Women's expression in painting and sculpture, primarily of the 19th and 20th Centuries. Cross listed as ART/WST 329.
Typically Offered:
Occasional by Demand
ART 331Black Art3.00
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.
General Education Attributes:
FAA Fine Arts Appreciation
NW Non-Western
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Only
ART 336Contemporary Movements in the Visual Arts3.00
Recent movements in painting, sculpture and architecture, with emphasis on the United States and Canada.
Typically Offered:
Occasional by Demand
ART 340Printmaking 23.00
Intermediate studies in printmaking. Topics: Etching (spring semester), Woodcut (fall semester). Repeatable up to nine credits.
Prerequisites:
Prerequisite for taking this course is having completed ART 240.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
ART 341Photography 23.00
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. Repeatable up to nine credits.
Prerequisites:
Prerequisite for taking this course is ART 241 or ART 101 (Intro to Photography)
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
ART 342Photography History, Theory and Criticism3.00
Survey of the aesthetic and fundamental technical history of photography as a vital means of artistic expression and communication in North America and Western Europe from 1827 to 1940.
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
ART 350Psychology of Art3.00
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.
Prerequisites:
Prerequisite for taking this course is having declared the Art Therapy major and Junior or Senior status.
Typically Offered:
Spring Term every other Year
ART 360Sculpture 23.00
Intermediate studies in sculpture. Repeatable up to nine credits.
Prerequisites:
Prerequisites for taking this course is having completed ART 103 and 260.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
ART 370Ceramics 23.00
An Intermediate course emphasizing the fundamentals of wheel throwing, clay and glaze formulation, as well as loading and firing kilns. Introduction to historical and contemporary aesthetic issues within ceramics through problem-solving assignments.
Prerequisites:
Prerequisite for taking this course is having completed ART 270.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
ART 375Metalwork 23.00
Intermediate studies in non-ferrous metalsmithing. Repeatable up to nine credits.
Prerequisites:
Prerequisite for taking this course is having completed ART 275.
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Only
ART 379Fibers 23.00
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. Repeatable up to nine credits.
Prerequisites:
Prerequisite for taking this course is having completed ART 279.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
ART 389Art Elective1.00 - 9.00
Transfer credits ONLY from another accredited institution not equivalent to a UW-Ssuperior course.
ART 402Art Therapy Seminar3.00
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.
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Every Other Year
ART 404Issues in Visual Arts3.00
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.
Prerequisites:
Prerequisites for taking this course is having completed ART 221 and ART 222.
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Only
ART 405Drawing: 33.00
Advanced problems in drawing. Repeatable up to nine credits.
Prerequisites:
Prerequisite for taking this course is completion of ART 305.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
ART 410Painting 33.00
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.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
ART 411Collage 33.00
Advanced studies in collage. Creating artworks with resources from the natural, digital, and manufactured world. Emphasis on the development of responsive creativity.
Prerequisites:
ART 311 is prerequisite for taking this course.
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
ART 415Ecopsychology, Art and Meditation3.00
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.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
ART 419Multi Modal Art Therapy3.00
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.
Prerequisites:
Prerequisite for taking this course is having declared the Art Therapy major and Junior or Senior status.
Typically Offered:
Spring Term every other Year
ART 430Readings in Art History3.00
Guided individual research on an approved topic. Repeatable up to 12 credits. Consent of instructor is required to enroll in this course.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
ART 435Research in Art3.00
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. Consent of instructor is required to enroll in this course.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
ART 440Printmaking 33.00
Advanced problems in printmaking. Topics: etching (spring semester), woodcut (fall semester). Repeatable up to nine credits.
Prerequisites:
Prerequisite for taking this course is completion of ART 340.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
ART 441Photography 33.00
Advanced and graduate studio courses (respectively) concerned with defining a specific direction with a body of work with an emphasis on resolution. Prerequisite: ART 341 or consent of instructor. Repeatable up to nine credits.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
ART 445Expressive Arts For Change3.00
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.
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
ART 460Sculpture3.00
Students work on more specialized problems of their own design in consultation with the instructor. Repeatable up to nine credits.
Prerequisites:
Completion of ART 360 is prerequisite for taking this course.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
ART 470Ceramics 33.00
An advanced course that critically examines ceramic processes and aesthetic issues through extended creative projects developed in consultation with the instructor. Emphasis on producing a professional, coherent portfolio and supporting visual artists' materials. Repeatable up to twelve credits.
Prerequisites:
Prerequisite for taking this course is completion of ART 370 or consent of instructor.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
ART 475Metalwork 33.00
Advanced techniques and processes. Repeatable up to nine credits. Prerequisite for taking this course is Instructor consent.
Prerequisites:
Prerequisite for taking this course is completion of ART 375.
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Only
ART 479Fibers 33.00
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. Repeatable up to nine credits.
Prerequisites:
Prerequisite for taking this course is completion of ART 379.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
ART 483Art Therapy Fundamentals3.00
Survey of the origins, history, and theoretical objectives and trends in art therapy. Covers ethical, legal issues, and standards of good practice.
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Only
ART 484The Development of Creative Functioning3.00
Study of the creative individual; research findings on creativity; techniques for promoting creativity thinking and problem-solving in educational, clinical and business environments.
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Only
ART 485Art Therapy Techniques3.00
Theoretical approaches and techniques used in art therapy. Students learn to develop and apply art therapy assessments.
Prerequisites:
Prerequisite for taking this course is having declared the Art Therapy major and Junior or Senior status.
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Every Other Year
ART 489Art Elective1.00 - 9.00
Transfer credits ONLY from another accredited institution not equivalent to a UW-Superior course.
ART 490Art Seminar3.00
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. ART 241 recommended or its equivalent.
Prerequisites:
Prerequisite for taking this course is Junior standing or Instructor consent.
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
ART 491Visual Arts Capstone0.00
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.
Prerequisites:
Prerequisite for taking this course is Senior Class Standing (84 or more earned credits).
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
ART 495Advanced Art Studio1.00 - 12.00
Open only to advanced Art 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. Consent of instructor is required to enroll in this course.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
ART 497Art Field Study1.00 - 3.00
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.
Prerequisites:
Consent of cooperating Instructor and Department Chair.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
ART 498Practicum1.00 - 7.00
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. Consent of instructor is required to enroll in this course.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
 
ARTED - Art EducationTop of Page
Catalog Nbr.Course Title/Course TopicsCredits
ARTED 189Art Education Elective0.00 - 9.00
Transfer credits ONLY from another accredited institution not equivalent to a UW-Superior course.
ARTED 289Art Education Elective0.00 - 9.00
Transfer credits ONLY from another accredited institution not equivalent to a UW-Superior course.
ARTED 335Teaching Art in the Elementary Grades3.00
Provides a background in art education, children's artistic development, and program planning and evaluation in art for the elementary school child. Includes the development of lessons and units in art. Students are required to be in Junior status.
Prerequisites:
Prerequisite for taking this course is Junior Status, and admission to the Teacher Education Program.
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Only
ARTED 339Teaching Art in Secondary Schools3.00
The development of discipline based art curricula, art media and instructional materials, teaching methods, and evaluation strategies for junior and senior high school art programs. Prerequisite: Admission to the Teacher Education Programs.
Prerequisites:
Admission to Teacher Education Program.
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
ARTED 389Art Education Elective0.00 - 9.00
Transfer credits ONLY from another accredited institution not equivalent to a UW-Superior course.
ARTED 481Art for Special Education3.00
Exploration of art concepts, media, and processes with adaptation for the mainstreamed student with special educational needs. A study of characteristics of students with behavior and/or learning disorders, cognitive delay, physical handicap, and gifted and talented.
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
ARTED 482Art Education for the Gifted and Talented3.00
Study of current guidelines, trends, and program options that address the special educational needs of gifted and talented students. Areas of emphasis include: student characteristics, art work characteristics, identification procedures, and curriculum models. Prerequisite: Minimum of 20 undergraduate credits in Art and permission of the instructor. By arrangement.
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Only
ARTED 489Art Education Elective0.00 - 9.00
Transfer credits ONLY from another accredited institution not equivalent to a UW-Superior course.

Visual Arts Contact Information Top of Page

Visual Arts
University of Wisconsin - Superior
Holden Fine and Applied Arts Center 3101
Belknap and Catlin Ave.
P.O. Box 2000
Superior, WI 54880
Phone: 715-394-8391
Email: art@uwsuper.edu


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