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Integrated Studio Arts (ArtIS)

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Courses primarily for undergraduate students

ArtIS 201. Foundations of Visual Literacy. (0-6) Cr. 3. F.S. Prereq: Dsn S 102 and 131. Exploration through the World Wide Web of the nature of visual perception in relation to issues of visual communication and problem solving, envisioning information, scientific visualization and visual thinking. Studio assignments to be digitized and sent to instructor electronically for evaluation and critique.

ArtIS 203. Studio Introduction. (2-4) Cr. 4. F.S. Prereq: Dsn S 102 and 131. Introduction to the studio arts. Two subsections are paired for one full course. All ISA students are required to take all subsections during their sophomore year.
B. Ceramics
C. Computer Art
E. Fibers
G. Metals
I. Painting
J. Photography
K. Printmaking
L. Wood

ArtIS 205. Studio Fundamentals I. (0-6) Cr. 3. F.S. Prereq: sophomore classification, acceptance into the BFA ISA program. Introduction to studio fundamentals and crossover between media. Emphasis on ceramics and fibers as tools of expression and communication. RESTRICTED TO SOPHOMORE ISA STUDENTS.

ArtIS 207. Studio Fundamentals II. (0-6) Cr. 3. F.S. Prereq: sophomore classification, acceptance into the BFA ISA program. Introduction to studio fundamentals and crossover between media. Emphasis on metals and photography as tools of expression and communication. RESTRICTED TO SOPH0MORE ISA STUDENTS.

ArtIS 208. Color. (0-6) Cr. 3. F.S. Prereq: Dsn S 183 or Art 108. Required of all ISA BFA students. The impact of changing visual relationships emphasizing color concepts. Additive and subtractive mixing and color interaction exercises using various color media.

ArtIS 209. Studio Fundamentals III. (0-6) Cr. 3. F.S. Prereq: sophomore classification and acceptance into the ISA BFA program. Introduction to studio fundamentals and crossover between media. Emphasis on printmaking and wood as tools of expression and communication. RESTRICTED TO SOPHOMORE ISA STUDENTS.

ArtIS 211. Studio Fundamentals IV. (0-6) Cr. 3. F.S. Prereq: Sophomore classification, acceptance into the ISA BFA program. Introduction to studio fundamentals and crossover between media. Emphasis on computers and painting as tools of expression and communication. RESTRICTED TO SOPHOMORE ISA BFA STUDENTS.

ArtIS 227. Introduction to Digital Photography. (0-6) Cr. 3. F.S. Prereq: Art 108 or Dsn S 102, 183, 131. The course will include camera operation, scanning, image manipulation, color management and printing. Must have access to 35 mm camera or 4 megapixel (minimum resolution) digital camera. Cameras must have manual override. Digital photography as a medium of design, expression and communication.

ArtIS 229. Photography I. (0-6) Cr. 3. F.S. Prereq: Art 108 or Dsn S 102, 183, 131. Photography as a medium of design, expression and communication. Camera techniques and black and white lab processing taught. Digital and alternative processes explored. 35 mm camera with manual exposure controls is required.

ArtIS 233. Watercolor Painting. (0-6) Cr. 3. F.S. Prereq: Art 230. Fundamentals of painting using water-based media applied to observation-based painting. Subject matter may include working from actual or two-dimensional references of still life, landscape, architectural space, and the human form.

ArtIS 238. Painting I. (0-6) Cr. 3. F.S. Prereq: Art 230. Fundamentals of painting using acrylic and oil media applied to observation-based painting. Subject matter may include working from actual or two-dimensional references of still life, landscape, and the human form.

ArtIS 305. Integrative Media. (Dual-listed with 505). (0-6) Cr. 3. Repeatable. F.S. Prereq: Dsn S 102, 131 and 183 and 6 credits of additional ISA studio at 200+ level. Exploration and application of materials and methods that combine traditional approaches, alternative materials and alternative approaches, and new media. These may include but are not limited to installation, public art, fiber media, ceramics, painting, digital media, book arts, wood, metal, and print media.

ArtIS 308. Modeling, Rendering and Virtual Photography. (0-6) Cr. 3. F.S. Prereq: Art 230. Introduction to 3D modeling using computer and available software. Modeling, texturing, lighting, and rendering with respect to still scene creation and virtual photography will be emphasized.

ArtIS 310. Sources of Visual Design. (0-6) Cr. 3. F.S. Prereq: Art 230. Required of all ISA BFA students. Studio exercises to develop awareness of external and internal sources for design.

ArtIS 311. Contemporary Issues in Studio Art. (0-6) Cr. 3. F.S. Prereq: ArtIS 310. Studio based exploration of issues and directions in current art. Readings, discussions, and studio research projects to build an experimental and applied knowledge base for understanding each student's place in the contemporary art world.

ArtIS 320. Wood Design II. (0-6) Cr. 3. Repeatable. F.S. Prereq: ArtIS 220 or 209. Design and fabrication of basic furniture forms with the use of visual problem solving. Introduction to power tools and advanced hand and machine joinery.

ArtIS 322. Ceramics II. (0-6) Cr. 3. F.S. Prereq: ArtIS 222 or 205. Further investigation of concepts and techniques in ceramics; introduction to glaze research and kiln firing.

ArtIS 323. Scientific Illustration Principles and Techniques. (Cross-listed with BPM I). (0-6) Cr. 3. Repeatable. F. Prereq: 6 credits in art and design and 3 credits in biological sciences. Studio basics and professional techniques in black & white, continuous tone, and color. Emphasis on tools, materials, and rendering.

ArtIS 324. Jewelry/Metalsmithing II. (0-6) Cr. 3. F.S. Prereq: ArtIS 207. Design of jewelry and hollow forms using traditional and contemporary techniques. Introduction to lost wax casting.

ArtIS 325. Craft Design Seminar. (2-0) Cr. 2. Prereq: Any 3-D studio. Contemporary issues in craft design through lectures and presentations.

ArtIS 326. Illustration and Illustration Software. (Cross-listed with BPM I). (0-6) Cr. 3. Repeatable. S. Prereq: 323. Application of painting, drawing, and image making techniques to communication. Development of technical abilities using illustration software. Digital and print production techniques.

ArtIS 327. Illustration as Communication. (Cross-listed with BPM I). (0-6) Cr. 3. F. Prereq: 326. Studio problems in illustration emphasizing composition and communication. Problem solving methodologies.

ArtIS 329. Photography II. (0-6) Cr. 3. Repeatable. F.S. Prereq: 229. Continuation and expansion of concepts and processes. Individual thematic expression further enhanced through photographic history and criticism.

ArtIS 330. Drawing III: Life Drawing. (0-6) Cr. 3. Repeatable. F.S. Prereq: Art 230. Drawing from the human figure.

ArtIS 335. Three-Dimensional Studio. (Cross-listed with Arch). (0-5) Cr. 2. Repeatable. F.S. Investigation of basic sculptural media; modeling in clay, wood carving, stone carving, casing in plaster and metal, welding, and other constructing techniques.

ArtIS 337. Application of Scientific Illustration Techniques. (Cross-listed with BPM I). (0-6) Cr. 3. S. Prereq: 323. Rendering techniques applied to different types of biological and scientific subjects emphasizing communication. The use of traditional and digital media. Term project required.

ArtIS 338. Painting II. (0-6) Cr. 3. Repeatable. F.S. Prereq: 238. Painting using acrylic and oil media; composition and expression.

ArtIS 345. Woven Structures. (0-6) Cr. 3. Repeatable. F. Prereq: DsnS 102, 131, 183, and ArtIS 205. Introduction to a variety of textile techniques including on-loom and off-loom woven construction using both traditional and non-traditional materials and approaches. Techniques may include basketry, tapestry weaving, papermaking, and 4-harness weaving. Emphasis placed on technical development, exploration and experimentation with a variety of fiber media, development of problem solving and critical thinking skills.

ArtIS 346. Resist and Dyed Fabric Design. (0-6) Cr. 3. Repeatable. S. Prereq: Dsn S 102, 131, 183 and ArtIS 205, or equivalent. Introduction to surface design, including mechnanical and liquid resists, discharging, dyeing and over-dyeing and creating complex surfaces with a variety of textile media. Emphasis on technical development and experimentation, as well as conceptual exploration and visual problem solving.

ArtIS 347. Printed Fabric Design. (0-6) Cr. 3. Repeatable. F. Prereq: Dsn S 102 and 131, 183, and ArtIS 205 or equivalent, or permission of instructor. Textile printing methods; block, stencil, screen-printing using dyes, discharging agents, and pigments. Digital printing on fabric will be introduced. Experimental printing methods will also be explored. Research and development of surface design techniques as a means for personal expression.

ArtIS 356. Relief Printmaking. (Dual-listed with 556). (0-6) Cr. 3. Repeatable. F. Prereq: Art 230. Examine the techniques and aesthetic qualities of black and white and color relief printmaking primarily through woodcuts and photopolymer plates. Emphasis is on experimental and creative use of printmaking for artistic expression.

ArtIS 357. Intaglio and Monotype Printmaking. (Dual-listed with 557). (0-6) Cr. 3. Repeatable. F. Prereq: Art 230. Examine the techniques and aesthetic qualities of black and white and color intaglio printmaking primarily through etching, aquatint, photographic intaglio and collagraph processes. Unique, one-of-a-kind black and white and color prints from Plexiglas will also be introduced. Emphasis is on experimental and creative use of printmaking for artistic expression.

ArtIS 358. Lithography. (Dual-listed with 558). (0-6) Cr. 3. Repeatable. S. Prereq: Credit or enrollment in Art 230. Examine the techniques and aesthetic qualities of lithography primarily through hand-drawn and photographic plates. Emphasis is on experimental and creative use of printmaking for artistic expression. For those taking the course for a second semester, focus is on stone lithography and increased work with color.

ArtIS 399. BFA Professional Practice. (2-0) Cr. 2. S. Prereq: Junior classification in Art and Design BFA curriculum. Required of all ISA BFA students. Introduction to professional practices including written components (resumes, artist statements, letter writing) visual components (portfolio building, slide taking, digital recording); graduate school review; business practices; external funding opportunities; exhibition procedures.

ArtIS 407. Principles of 3D Character Animation. (Dual-listed with 507). (0-6) Cr. 3. Repeatable. F.S. Prereq: 308. Animation techniques using the computer and available software. Principles of character animation. Prior knowledge of modeling, lighting, texturing and rendering with available software is assumed. Nonmajor graduate credit.

ArtIS 408. Principles of 3D Animation. (0-6) Cr. 3. Repeatable. F.S. Prereq: 308. Animation techniques using the computer and available software. Principles of animation. Prior knowledge of modeling, lighting, texturing, animation and rendering with computer and available software is assumed. Nonmajor graduate credit.

ArtIS 409. Computer/Video Game Design and Development. (Dual-listed with 509). (0-6) Cr. 3. Repeatable. F.S. Prereq: Permission of instructor. Investigation of the management, workflow, design and development aspects of the creation and development of computer games in an interdisciplinary team enviroment. Discussion of the historical, societal and contemporary aspects of computer and video games. Nonmajor graduate credit.

ArtIS 420. Wood Design III. (Dual-listed with 520). (0-6) Cr. 3. Repeatable. F.S. Prereq: 320. Independent design and creation of advanced furniture forms. Research and development of furniture forms utilizing innovative processes. Nonmajor graduate credit.

ArtIS 422. Ceramics Studio. (Dual-listed with 522). (0-6) Cr. 3. Repeatable. F.S. Prereq: 322. In-depth investigation of ceramic forms and surfaces with an emphasis on personal art expression in the medium of ceramics. Kiln firings, research into contemporary artists and development of a body of work are emphasized. Nonmajor graduate credit.

ArtIS 424. Jewelry/Metalsmithing Studio. (Dual-listed with 524). (0-6) Cr. 3. Repeatable. F.S. Prereq: 324. Design of jewelry and hollow forms using traditional and contemporary methods, tools and materials. Introduction to forming and raising. Nonmajor graduate credit.

ArtIS 429. Advanced Photography. (Dual-listed with 529). (0-6) Cr. 3. Repeatable. F.S. Prereq: ArtIS 329. Independent, advanced work in traditional alternative and/or digital photographic processes. Emphasis is on development of a unified body of work and research into contemporary photographers and aesthetic concerns. Nonmajor graduate credit.

ArtIS 430. Drawing IV. (Dual-listed with 530). (0-6) Cr. 3. Repeatable. F.S. Prereq: Art 330. Figurative and/or non-figurative drawing with advanced work in media, composition, and theory. Nonmajor graduate credit.

ArtIS 438. Painting. (Dual-listed with 538). (0-6) Cr. 3. Repeatable. F.S. Prereq: 338. Figurative and non-figurative painting with advanced work in media, composition, and theory. Nonmajor graduate credit.

ArtIS 447. Advanced Printed Fabric Design. (Dual-listed with 547). (0-6) Cr. 3. Repeatable. S. Prereq: 346 or 347. Advanced textile printing techniques that include screen-printing with dyes, discharging agents, and pigments, and digital printing on fabric. Experimental printing methods will also be explored. Emphasis is on research and development of surface design techniques as a means for personal expression. Nonmajor graduate credit.

ArtIS 458. Advanced Printmaking. (0-6) Cr. 3. Repeatable. F.S. Prereq: ArtIS 356 or 357, and permission of instructor. Independent, advanced work in printmaking processes. Emphasis is on development of a unified body of work and research into contemporary artists.

ArtIS 482. Selected Topics in Studio Art. (Dual-listed with 582). Cr. 1-3. Repeatable. F.S. Prereq: Permission of instructor. Special issues related to studio art. Topics vary each time offered.

ArtIS 490. Independent Study. Cr. 1-6. Repeatable. Prereq: Written approval of instructor and department chair on required form in advance of semester of enrollment. Student must have completed craft design coursework appropriate to planned independent study. Offered on a graded basis or a satisfactory-fail basis.
B. Ceramics
C. Computer Art and Design
D. Drawing
E. Fibers
F. Illustration
G. Metals
H. Honors
I. Painting
J. Photography
K. Printmaking
L. Wood
M. Mixed Media

ArtIS 493. Workshop. Cr. 1-3. Repeatable. SS. Prereq: Permission of instructor. Intensive 2 to 4 week studio exploration. Topics vary each time offered and may have prerequisites.
B. Ceramics
C. Computer Art and Design
D. Drawing
E. Fibers
F. Illustration
G. Metals
H. Honors
I. Painting
J. Photography
K. Printmaking
L. Wood
M. Mixed Media

ArtIS 499. BFA Exhibition. (1-0) Cr. 1. S. Prereq: 399 and senior classification in the Art and Design BFA Curriculum. Capstone experience for the BFA degree; includes the creation and refinement of a final portfolio package (written and visual components for employment purposes and graduate school admission). Portfolio presentations delivered by students in class. Course culminates in the planning and installation of the BFA exhibition in a formal gallery setting. Required of all ISA BFA students.

Courses primarily for graduate students, open to qualified undergraduate students

ArtIS 505. Integrative Media. (Dual-listed with 305). (0-6) Cr. 3. Repeatable. F.S. Prereq: Graduate classification, permission of instructor. Exploration and application of materials and methods that combine traditional approaches, alternative materials and alternative approaches, and new media. These may include but are not limited to installation, public art, fiber forms, ceramics, painting, digital media, book arts, wood, metal, and print media.

ArtIS 507. Principles of 3D Character Animation. (Dual-listed with 407). (0-6) Cr. 3. F.S. Prereq: 308. Advanced, 3D computer-generated animation concepts and techniques.

ArtIS 508. Computer Aided Animation and Visualization. (0-6) Cr. 3. Repeatable. S. Prereq: ArtIS 408 or graduate status and permission of instructor. Further investigations begun in ArtIS 408. Attention given to the workflow and management of creating animation and visualizations.

ArtIS 509. Computer and Video Game Design and Development. (Dual-listed with 409). (0-6) Cr. 3. F.S. Prereq: Permission of instructor. Investigation of the management, workflow, design and development aspects of the creation and development of computer games in an interdisciplinary team enviroment. Discussion of the historical, societal and contemporary aspects of computer and video games.

ArtIS 520. Wood Design Studio. (Dual-listed with 420). (0-6) Cr. 3. Repeatable. F.S. Prereq: Graduate classification, permission of instructor. Independent design and creation of furniture forms. Research and development of furniture forms utilizing advanced and/or innovative processes.

ArtIS 522. Ceramics Studio. (Dual-listed with 422). (0-6) Cr. 3. Repeatable. F.S. Prereq: Graduate classification, permission of instructor. In-depth investigation of ceramic forms and surfaces with an emphasis on personal art expression in the medium of ceramics, kiln firings, research into contemporary artists and development of a body of work are emphasized.

ArtIS 524. Jewelry and Decorative Metalsmithing Studio. (Dual-listed with 424). (0-6) Cr. 3. Repeatable. F.S. Prereq: Graduate classification, permission of instructor. Design of jewelry and hollow forms using advanced construction techniques.

ArtIS 529. Advanced Photography. (Dual-listed with 429). (0-6) Cr. 3. Repeatable. F.S. Prereq: Graduate classification, permission of instructor. Independent, advanced work in traditional, alternative and/or digital photographic processes. Emphasis is on development of a unified body of work and research into comtemporary photographers and aesthetic concerns.

ArtIS 530. Drawing. (Dual-listed with 430). (0-6) Cr. 3. Repeatable. F.S. Prereq: Graduate classification, permission of instructor. Figurative and non-figurative drawing with advanced work in media, composition, and theory.

ArtIS 538. Painting. (Dual-listed with 438). (0-6) Cr. 3. Repeatable. F.S. Prereq: Graduate classification, permission of instructor. Figurative and non-figurative painting with advanced work in media, composition, and theory.

ArtIS 547. Advanced Printed Fabric Design. (Dual-listed with 447). (0-6) Cr. 3. Repeatable. S. Prereq: Graduate classification. Advanced textile printing techniques that include screen-printing with dyes, discharging agents, and pigments, and digital printing on fabric. Experimental printing methods will also be explored. Emphasis is on research and development of surface design techniques as a means for personal expression.

ArtIS 556. Relief Printmaking. (Dual-listed with 356). (0-6) Cr. 3. Repeatable. F. Prereq: Graduate classification, permission of instructor. Examine the techniques and aesthetic qualities of black and white and color relief printmaking primarily through woodcuts and photopolymer plates. Emphasis is on experimental and creative use of printmaking for artistic expression.

ArtIS 557. Intaglio and Monotype Printmaking. (Dual-listed with 357). (0-6) Cr. 3. Repeatable. F. Prereq: Graduate classification, permission of instructor. Examine the techniques and aesthetic qualities of black and white and color intaglio printmaking primarily through etching, aquatint, photographic intaglio and collagraph processes. Unique, one-of-a-kind black and white and color prints from Plexiglas will also be introduced. Emphasis is on experimental and creative use of printmaking for artistic expression.

ArtIS 558. Lithography. (Dual-listed with 358). (0-6) Cr. 3. Repeatable. F. Prereq: Graduate classification, permission of instructor. Examine the techniques and aesthetic qualities of lithography primarily through hand-drawn and photographic plates. Emphasis is on experimental and creative use of printmaking for artistic expression. For those taking the course for a second semester, focus is on stone lithography and increased work with color.

ArtIS 582. Selected Topics in Studio Art. (Dual-listed with 482). Cr. 1-3. Repeatable. F.S. Prereq: Permission of Instructor. Special issues related to studio art. Topics vary each time offered.

ArtIS 590. Special Topics. Cr. arr. Prereq: Bachelor degree in art and/or design, or evidence of satisfactory equivalency in specialized area. Written approval of instructor and department chair on required form in advance of semester of enrollment.
B. Ceramics
C. Computer Art and Design
D. Drawing
E. Fibers
F. Illustration
G. Metals
I. Painting
J. Photography
K. Printmaking
L. Wood
M. Mixed Media

ArtIS 593. Workshop. Cr. 1-3. Repeatable. SS. Prereq: Graduate classification, permission of instructor. Intensive 2 to 4 week studio exploration. Topics vary each time offered and may have prerequisites.
B. Ceramics
C. Computer Art and Design
D. Drawing
E. Fibers
F. Illustration
G. Metals
I. Painting
J. Photography
K. Printmaking
L. Wood
M. Mixed Media

Courses for graduate students

ArtIS 607. Intermedia. (0-6) Cr. 3. Exploration and application of media with various materials, methods and ideas.

ArtIS 698. Current Issues in Studio Arts. Cr. 1-3. Repeatable. Prereq: Graduate classification. Selected issues in contemporary studio arts. Topics and readings vary each time offered.