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Integrated Studio Arts

200 |300 |400 |Graduate Courses |500 |600 |

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 205. Studio Fundamentals I. (0-6) Cr. 3. F.S.Prereq: 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. Required of all ISA BFA students. Must register for both sections.

ArtIS 207. Studio Fundamentals II. (0-6) Cr. 3. F.S.Prereq: Acceptance into the BFA ISA program. Introduction to studio fundamentals and crossover between media. Emphasis on metals and wet darkroom photography as tools of expression and communication. Required of all ISA BFA students. Must register for both sections.

ArtIS 208. Color. (0-6) Cr. 3. F.S.Prereq: Dsn S 102, 131, and 183. Required of all ISA BFA students. The impact of changing visual relationships emphasizing physical and psychological 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: 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. Required of all ISA BFA students. Must register for both sections.

ArtIS 211. Studio Fundamentals IV. (0-6) Cr. 3. F.S.Prereq: 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. Required of all ISA BFA students. Must register for both sections.

ArtIS 227. Introduction to Creative Digital Photography. (0-6) Cr. 3. F.S.Prereq: Dsn S 102, 131, and 183. 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. Introduction to Darkroom Photography. (0-6) Cr. 3. F.S.Prereq: Dsn S 102, 131 and 183. Photography as a creative medium of design, expression and communication. Camera techniques and black and white wet lab processing taught. Alternative processes explored as time permits. 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 and integrate traditional approaches, alternative/new materials and alternative approaches, and new media.

ArtIS 308. Computer Modeling, Rendering and Virtual Photography. (0-6) Cr. 3. F.S.Prereq: Art 230 or permission of instructor. Introduction to 3D modeling using computer and available software. Modeling, texturing, lighting, and rendering with respect to 3D object and still scene creation.

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: 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. Introduction to Furniture Design. (0-6) Cr. 3. F.S.Prereq: ArtIS 209 or permission of instructor. Design and creation of basic furniture forms in wood. Introduction to power tools. Develop an individual design process including an understanding of scale and proportion. Develop sensitivity to wood and the social and environmental implications of materials used for furniture design and production.

ArtIS 322. Ceramics II. (0-6) Cr. 3. F.S.Prereq: 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: 207 or permission of instructor. Continued study of traditional and contemporary metal fabrication techniques applicable to jewelry and object construction, including container forms. Emphasis on design, modeling and rendering techniques and progressive skill development. Basic stone setting and lost wax casting introduced.

ArtIS 325. Integrated Studio Arts Seminar. (2-0) Cr. 2. Repeatable.Prereq: Any 3-D studio. Contemporary issues in studio arts explored 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. Creative Photography. (0-6) Cr. 3. Repeatable. F.S.Prereq: 207 or 229. Continuation and expansion of concepts and processes covered in ArtIS 207 and ArtIS 229. 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.This course deals with three dimensional problems in visual invention, organization, and expression emphasizing creative manipulation of tools, materials, and techniques as means for three dimensional thinking. Projects cover the additive (modeling), subtractive (carving), substitutional (casting) as well as constructive 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.Prereq: DsnS 102, 131, 183, and ArtIS 205 or equivalent. 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. Textile Surface Design. (0-6) Cr. 3. Repeatable.Prereq: Dsn S 102, 131, 183 and ArtIS 205, or equivalent. Introduction to surface design using dyes and discharging agents, as well as mechanical and liquid resists to create complex surfaces. Other surface embellishment techniques, such as direct application of pigments and stitching, will be explored. Emphasis on technical skill development and research, as well as conceptual exploration and visual problem solving.

ArtIS 347. Printed Textile Design. (0-6) Cr. 3. Repeatable.Prereq: Dsn S 102,131, 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 development of portfolio (visual and written components). Lecture and presentation topics include applying to graduate school, grants/funding opportunities, professional networking, exhibition opportunities, and best practices for studio artists. Half semester course.

ArtIS 407. Principles of 3D Character Animation. (Dual-listed with 507). (Cross-listed with HCI). (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). (Cross-listed with HCI). (0-6) Cr. 3. Repeatable. F.S.Prereq: Permission of instructor. Programming emphasis: Com S 227, 228, 229 or equivalent in Engineering; art or graphics emphasis: Art 230 and ArtIS 308; writing emphasis: an English course in creative writing or writing screen plays; business or marketing students: junior classification. Independent project based creation and development of "frivolous and non-frivolous" computer games in a cross-disciplinary team. Projects require cross-disciplinary teams. Aspects of Indie development and computer/video game history will be discussed. Nonmajor graduate credit.

ArtIS 420. Advanced Furniture Design. (Dual-listed with 520). (0-6) Cr. 3. Repeatable. F.S.Prereq: 320. Design and creation of advanced furniture forms in wood with consideration of precedents and innovative approaches. Develop a unique personal approach to the design and making of furniture. Refine sensitivity to wood and the social and environmental implications of materials used for furniture design and production. 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 III. (Dual-listed with 524). (0-6) Cr. 3. Repeatable. F.S.Prereq: 324 or permission of instructor. Emphasis on metal fabrication and hollow construction techniques applicable to jewelry, functional objects and sculpural art forms. As students advance, they learn sheet metal processes including raising, forming, and anticlastic shell forming techniques. Introduction to mechanisms and tool making. Advanced students are encouraged to integrate these topics with alternative materials and technologies. A focus is placed on independent research, professional engagement and portfolio development. Nonmajor graduate credit.

ArtIS 429. Advanced Photography. (Dual-listed with 529). (0-6) Cr. 3. Repeatable. F.S.Prereq: 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 III. (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 Textile Design. (Dual-listed with 547). (0-6) Cr. 3. Repeatable.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: 356, 357, or 358, 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. Textiles
F. Illustration
G. Metals
H. Honors
I. Painting
J. Photography
K. Printmaking
L. Furniture
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. Textiles
F. Illustration
G. Metals
H. Honors
I. Painting
J. Photography
K. Printmaking
L. Furniture
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 both visual and written components. Students give a portfolio presentation to the ISA faculty. Course culminates in the planning and installation of the BFA group exhibition in a formal gallery setting. Required of all ISA BFA students. Half semester course.

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 and permission of instructor. Exploration and application of materials and methods that combine and integrate traditional approaches, alternative/new materials, alternative approaches and new media.

ArtIS 507. Principles of 3D Character Animation. (Dual-listed with 407). (Cross-listed with HCI). (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: 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/Video Game Design and Development. (Dual-listed with 409). (Cross-listed with HCI). (0-6) Cr. 3. Repeatable. F.S.Prereq: Permission of instructor.. Independent project based creation and development of "frivolous and non-frivolous" computer games in a cross-disciplinary team. Projects require cross-disciplinary teams. Aspects of Indie development and computer/video game history will be discussed.

ArtIS 520. Advanced Furniture Design. (Dual-listed with 420). (0-6) Cr. 3. Repeatable. F.S.Prereq: Graduate classification and permission of instructor.. Design and creation of advanced furniture forms in wood with consideration of precedents and innovative approaches. Develop a unique personal approach to the design and making of furniture. Refine sensitivity to wood and the social and environmental implications of materials used for furniture design and production.

ArtIS 522. Ceramics Studio. (Dual-listed with 422). (0-6) Cr. 3. Repeatable. F.S.Prereq: Graduate classification and 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 III. (Dual-listed with 424). (0-6) Cr. 3. Repeatable. F.S.Prereq: Graduate classification and permission of instructor. Emphasis on metal fabrication and hollow construction techniques applicable to jewelry, functional objects and sculptural art forms. As students advance, they learn sheet metal processes including raising, forming, and anticlastic shell forming techniques. Introduction to mechanisms and tool making. Advanced students are encouraged to integrate these topics with alternative materials and technologies. A focus is placed on independent research, professional engagement and portfolio development.

ArtIS 529. Advanced Photography. (Dual-listed with 429). (0-6) Cr. 3. Repeatable. F.S.Prereq: Graduate classification and 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 contemporary photographers and aesthetic concerns.

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

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

ArtIS 547. Advanced Printed Textile Design. (Dual-listed with 447). (0-6) Cr. 3. Repeatable.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 and 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 and 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 and 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. Experienced lithography students may focus 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. Textiles
F. Illustration
G. Metals
I. Painting
J. Photography
K. Printmaking
L. Furniture
M. Mixed Media

ArtIS 593. Workshop. Cr. 1-3. Repeatable. SS.Prereq: Graduate classification and 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. Textiles
F. Illustration
G. Metals
I. Painting
J. Photography
K. Printmaking
L. Furniture
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.