Art (A)

A-100 Community Art Midsemester Assessment (0 credits)

Each semester during Mid-Semester Assessment Days, the entire Art Department completes an assessment. All art majors are "required" to be present and participate, except student teachers/interns. The topic of the assessment changes each semester. Past assessments have covered contemporary exhibitions, women in art history, women in contemporary art, the creative process, artmaking in the environment and collaborative murals. The assessments normally allow students to make an artwork independent of courses and to experiment with ideas outside of their current artmaking focus. Students receive notification of the assessment early in the semester through the Student E-Mail. Participation in this assessment is a prerequisite for participation in Art department external assessments.

A-121 Analytic Drawing (3 credits)

Offered Spring Term only. The student explores basic approaches to representational drawing, practicing the use of various drawing materials and techniques and studying the relationships between the object, the subject, and the technique of her drawings. She also learns to present, analyze, and evaluate her work.

Prerequisite(s): For Art Majors only: A-189S completed. A-193C completed or concurrent registration.,

A-122 Expressive Drawing (3 credits)

Offered Fall Term only. The student builds upon her knowledge of representational drawing to develop an understanding of pictorial space, composition of the picture plane, portrait study, and the development of expressive intent.

Prerequisite(s): A-189S & A-193C & QL-156 completed.

A-130 Aesthetic Engagement Ext Assessmnt Lev 1 (0 credits)

The student use 4-5 works of her own art from the semester to analyze her personal process of growth and understanding as related to her use of the creative domains of artmaking, her understanding of the Art Frameworks (Content-Form-Intent, Intent-Form-Content, Constructionist, and Community Arts Framework), the ways in which her art making reflects the nature of her aesthetic responsiveness while reflecting or connecting to her values.

Prerequisite(s): A-189S completed or concurrent registration.

A-134 Studio Art 2: 2-D Design (3 credits)

Offered Spring Term only. The student learns the basic principles of two-dimensional design and how to take the design process from preliminary idea to finished piece. She learns composition and color theory and integrates technique with a domain focus and problem-solving theory.

Prerequisite(s): A-189S or FA-111 or FA-112 completed., A-193C or MDIA-193C completed or concurrent

A-135 Studio Art 1:Art Fundamentals (2 credits)

The student explores a variety of art materials and both two-and-three dimensional artmaking processes. She develops her understanding of what it means to be an artmaker by going through the process of learning about art and making it herself. Analytical and problem solving skills are used to understand why and how the student chooses to express her idea through the visual arts.

A-140 Creativity, Cultures & Symbols (1 credit)

Combine personal interests and creative materials to explore meaning-making through myth, symbol & cultural identity

A-140C Creativity Natural Environment (1 credit)

Explore the relationship between the individual and the environment expressed through drawing and other media. This course is in a weekend format in natural settings in SE Wisconsin.

Prerequisite(s): Open to all students.

A-141 Discovering Your Creative Source (1 credit)

The student is offered guidance and support through experiential processes using image making, journaling, and relaxation exercises to discover her creative source. Working with various art media, music, and inspirational readings, she develops a sense of trust in her ability to create spontaneously. Line, shape, color, symbol and form are some of the externalized images she explores.

A-144 Art in the Museum (1 credit)

This course includes a trip to an Art Institute. Contact the Registrar for details and course description. If you are curious about contemporary art, interested in seeing paintings by old masters, or passionate about photography and digital media, this short course offers a way to take in all of these things and more. Visit the newly renovated Milwaukee Art Museum to see their current exhibitions and explore the different time periods, cultures, and artistic styles in the museum's permanent collection.

Prerequisite(s): Open to all students.

A-146 Self Employment in the Arts (1 credit)

The conference goal is to help you succeed with your passion - whether it be film, writing, music, game design, painting, or ??? This event teams up with a variety of experts who understand what it takes to make it as an artist in today's marketplace. The Annual Conference is geared towards emerging visual, performing, literary, and media artists. Activities include keynote presentations, artist-led sessions, panel discussions, one-on-one mentoring sessions, round table discussions, and workshops. There are also performances, a juried college art competition, $1,000 Artistic Business Plan Pitch Competition, and late night activity rooms. For educators, there are also sessions and opportunities to share best practices. This is the conference where students learn how to turn their artistic passion into a living from other successful artists.

Prerequisite(s): Open to Art, Music, Dance and Theater Two day conference (stay overnight) in Illinois. Fee $85.00 includes the conference and hotel fee

A-147 Grant Writing for Artists & Educators (1 credit)

Will learn the fundamentals of finding sources, making your case for funding, and evaluating your funded program's success. Students will learn how to write a grant proposal and plan fundraising projects.

A-148 The Art of Creative Video (1 credit)

This course introduces video as a medium for artistic expression, personal and social inquiry. Students gain an understanding of the video art-making process and develop proficiency with video equipment, working hands on with video cameras, computer editing and music creating software programs. Assigned work will guide students in exploration of video as an art-making tool. Work by video artists will be viewed and discussed. Previous video experience is not necessary. The final project of this class will be the production of a 3 minute video.

A-149 Discovery World-Laser Cut & 3 D (1 credit)

This workshop held at Discovery World will provide and introduction to laser cutting technology and 3-D printing. Students need no prior experience to explore the computer image making that is applied to laser cutting on many materials from wood board to paper to leather. The laser cuts can then be used to make prints, sculptures or paper art. Demonstrations on the possibilities of 3-D printing will also be a part of the learning.

Prerequisite(s): Class is held at Discovery World Meets Friday 9 am-12:30 pm (4 times tba)

A-189S Form and Space (4 credits)

The student explores fundamental art experiences in a variety of two-and-three dimensional media to understand the concepts, potentialities, and processes involved in visual art.

A-193C Art in the Professions (2 credits)

The student gains current, accurate information about visual arts professions for studio, education, and therapy. She conducts field research by interviewing professionals working in her areas of interest. She engages in study, discussion, and activities that detail her interests, patterns of interaction, and career options.

A-210 Ancient to Byzantine Art (2 credits)

In this course, the student explores cultural artifacts classified as art and identified and/or collected and studied as "art history." This courses examines the visual arts, including the built environment, from approximately 35,000 BCE to 1400 CE in Africa, the Americas, Asia, and Europe, emphasizing analysis of historical and cultural contexts for artmaking.

Prerequisite(s): FA-110 or LA-230 & HUM-150 completed; CM-125 completed. A Majors: A-193C completed.

A-221 Beginning Figure Drawing (3 credits)

Offered Spring Term only. The student applies the principles of the visual arts to special concepts, techniques, and materials focusing on figure drawing and basic anatomical study.

Prerequisite(s): Open to all students. Majors must have A-121, A-122, A-193C and QL-156 completed. Non Art Majors/Supports contact the Registrar's Office to register.

A-230 Aesthetic Engagement Ext Assessmnt Lev 2 (0 credits)

The student attends a Level 2 External Assessment and provides feedback to the participating Level 1 students on their strengths and areas needing improvement as they discuss their use of the art elements and principles of design, their applications of the creative domains/models of art making and their ability to analyze their applications of the visual arts frameworks.

Prerequisite(s): A-130 completed.

A-234 Studio Art 3: 3-D Design (3 credits)

Offered Spring Term only. The student explores and applies art elements and design principles in space through the use of mulitple materials, techniques, and approaches to develop relief and freestanding three-dimensional objects.

Prerequisite(s): Open to other majors/supports with no prerequisites. For Art Majors: A-134, A-193C & QL-156 completed. Offered Spring Term only. Non Art Majors contact the Registrar to register.

A-241 Art History 2/Renaissance (2 credits)

Offered Spring Term only. The student studies visual artworks from the Renaissance to 1750, analyzing the historical context in which artmaking took place. Study includes Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas.

Prerequisite(s): Open to all students as an HFA-210 elective. Majors must have completed A-210 or A 240 and A-193C & QL-156. Offered Spring Term only.

A-250 Asian Art History (4 credits)

This course introduces students to the long and rich art historical culture of China. The course will focus on an integration of learning about art history and culture and hands-on art making. Chinese architecture and Buddhist practice, Buddhism and particular related imagery, philosophy and religious thought, and a variety of beliefs concerning social organization will be explored. Study of changing styles and purposes for art media such as ceramics, calligraphy, sculpture, painting, lacquerware, jade work, silk, and items made for varied purposes and social classes will be examined in context of time and place. Students will analyze how art, geography, politics, economics, philosophy and religion intersect in a variety of historical contexts in China.

Prerequisite(s): FA-110 or LA-230 completed; HUM-150 completed; CM-125 completed.

A-251 Pages in Time: Art of the Book (4 credits)

The student explores the physical nature of books through analysis and application of technology, compositional structure, typography, and production and distribution methods. She applies her personal stories and media experience to collaboratively generate a text for the course. She expands her active reading skills by visiting book exhibitions and collections, and she investigates the social and cultural contexts of creativity that influence the development of contemporary artist's books. Research and class discussions include such topics as the invention of paper and movable type, the do-it-yourself (DIY) publishing movement, and the electronic book.

Prerequisite(s): FA-110 or LA-230 compl; HUM-150 completed. CM-125 completed.

A-262 Graphic Designs & Illustration (3 credits)

Offered in Spring Term only. Design & technology rapidly combine in this third millenium marketplace to create new, dynamic hybrids which impact the sensory world we experience daily. This new media course will explore visual design, methods for innovation using digital tools and the important distinctions between Art & Design. Students will learn to apply basic design principles to their own work through observation & analysis of images & type used in visual media such as advertisements, posters, web sites and animations. Using Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop & InDesign, students will gain an understanding of vector vs. raster methods of visual creation, image enhancement, typography and page layout challenges. The result will be an understanding of design and how it affects the reasons and methods we humans use when creating and rearranging that which surrounds us.

Prerequisite(s): For Art Majors: A-134, A-193C and QL-156 completed. Offered in Spring Term only.

A-262A Graphic Designs& Illustratn-Non Art Maj (3 credits)

Open only for Non-Art majors. Offered in Spring Term only. Design & technology rapidly combine in this third millenium marketplace to create new, dynamic hybrids which impact the sensory world we experience daily. This new media course will explore visual design, methods for innovation using digital tools and the important distinctions between Art & Design. Students will learn to apply basic design principles to their own work through observation & analysis of images & type used in visual media such as advertisements, posters, web sites and animations. Using Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop & InDesign, students will gain an understanding of vector vs. raster methods of visual creation, image enhancement, typography and page layout challenges. The result will be an understanding of design and how it affects the reasons and methods we humans use when creating and rearranging that which surrounds us.

Prerequisite(s): For Non-Art Majors; no prerequisites

A-309 Art History 3/19th Century (2 credits)

Offered Fall Term only. The student studies the development and historical context of Western Art from 1790 to 1900. She focuses on a series of stylistic movements and key artists in order to advance her understanding of the relationship between visual artifact and meaning. She learns how to engage, interpret, and communicate her understanding of the artworks of this era.

Prerequisite(s): One Communication Level 3 ICM completed; one course in HFA-210 elective completed; QL-156 completed. Art Majors: A-193C completed.

A-310 Art History 4/20th Century (2 credits)

Offered Spring Term only. The student studies the history of Western art from early 1900 to the 1970s, focusing specifically on the development of artistic styles and trends and their impact on contemporary art.

Prerequisite(s): Open to all students. One Communication Level 3 ICM completed; one course in HFA-210 elective completed. Preference given to students required to take this course if enrollment exceeds limit.Offered Spring Term only.

A-311 Understanding Contemporary Art (2 credits)

The student explores a variety of philosophical stances, movements, and practices in art from 1970 to the present. The focus is on developing and articulating an understanding of coexistent contemporary artmaking practices in historical context.

Prerequisite(s): One Communication Level 3 ICM completed; one course in HFA-210 elective completed. Preference given to students required to take this course if enrollment exceeds limit.Students should expect some classes to meet at local arts agencies & may need to pay some admission prices.

A-321 Intermediate Figure Drawing (3 credits)

The student applies the principles of the visual arts to special concepts, techniques and materials focusing on figure drawing and basic anatomical study. Summer: Student will apply the principles of the visual arts to special concepts, techniques and materials focusing on basic anatomical study and figure drawing of clothed models. Experiences include explorations of the relationship between the human figure, the expressive use of drapery and clothing, and the dynamic potential of this form of figurative expression.

Prerequisite(s): A-221 completed.

A-330 Aesthetic Engagement Ext Assessmnt Lev 3 (0 credits)

The student applies her knowledge of the creative domains in the context of art frameworks for interpretation (critical/analytical, constructionist, deconstructionist or Formal) and engagement (content-form-intent, intent-form-content, Community Arts) and the aesthetic models to the art works of others as she articulates the role and responsibility of the students in their Level 4 Aesthetic Engagement External Assessment.

Prerequisite(s): A-230 completed.

A-351 Pages in Time: Art of the Book (4 credits)

The student explores the physical nature of books through analysis and application of technology, compositional structure, typography, and production and distribution methods. She applies her personal stories and media experience to collaboratively generate a text for the course. She expands her active reading skills by visiting book exhibitions and collections, and she investigates the social and cultural contexts of creativity that influence the development of contemporary artist's books. Research and class discussions include such topics as the invention of paper and movable type, the do-it-yourself (DIY) publishing movement, and the electronic book.

Prerequisite(s): For Studio Art Majors: A-395 or AE-395 or AET 395 or AT-395 completed.

A-352 Painting (3 credits)

The student begins to integrate her knowledge of art elements and art principles in the painting process. She explores various subjects, approaches, and techniques. As she becomes aware of the artmaking process, she begins to make independent decisions, to express her viewpoint in her work and to meet advanced-level outcomes as an artmaker. She analyzes historical and contemporary art and theory to inform her artmaking.

Prerequisite(s): A-395 or AT-395 or AE-395 completed.

A-352A Painting (3 credits)

The student begins to integrate her knowledge of art elements and art principles in the painting process. She explores various subjects, approaches, and techniques. As she becomes aware of the artmaking process, she begins to make independent decisions, to express her viewpoint in her work and to meet advanced-level outcomes as an artmaker. She analyzes historical and contemporary art and theory to inform her artmaking.

A-356 Printmaking (3 credits)

The student develops graphic-arts skills through her introduction to printmaking history and techniques: monoprint, stencil, and relief techniques.

Prerequisite(s): For Art Majors only: A-395 or AE-395 or AT-395 completed.

A-356A Printmaking for Non-Art Majors (3 credits)

The student develops graphic-arts skills through her introduction to printmaking history and techniques: monoprint, stencil, and relief techniques.

Prerequisite(s): Open to Non Art majors only. No prerequisite.

A-359 Digital Art for Art Majors (3 credits)

This course will introduce tools, concepts and techniques utilizing the computer as a creative tool in the visual arts. The students will learn how to use Adobe's creative design suite Photoshop program to create print and animated projects.

Prerequisite(s): A-395 or AE-395 or AET 395 or AT-395 or MDIA-395 (Level 4 External Assessment) completed.

A-359A Digital Art for Non-Art Majors (3 credits)

This course offers the opportunity to learn how to use Adobe creative design suite software program and Photoshop to create print and animated projects.

Prerequisite(s): For Non Art Majors/Supports: A-262 completed or permission from instructor.

A-363 Beginning Fibers (3 credits)

This course focuses on the collection, preparation, and technical manipulation of natural and synthetic fibers. The student explores art elements through the construction of two-and-three dimensional artworks. She analyzes fiber-art history through the traditional/functional and contemporary/aesthetic expressions of fiber artists. She explores Western papermaking and surface design as well as fiber construction to create an expressive interpretation of global fiber approaches.

Prerequisite(s): A-395 or AE-395 or AT-395 completed.

A-363A Beginning Fibers for Non-Art Majors (3 credits)

This course focuses on the collection, preparation, and technical manipulation of natural and synthetic fibers. The student explores art elements through the construction of two-and-three dimensional artworks. She analyzes fiber-art history through the traditional/functional and contemporary/aesthetic expressions of fiber artists. She explores Western papermaking and surface design as well as fiber construction to create an expressive interpretation of global fiber approaches.

A-364 Digital Photography (3 credits)

This course is designed to give a working knowledge of basic elements of digital photography, including aesthetic, technical, and production aspects. Students will learn about technical and aesthetic components of image creation and composition; using a digital camera; transferring images; and using Photoshop to adjust/enhance photographs. They will also learn about lighting, composition, and display of color and black and white photographs. Finally they will learn how to use a wide range of post-production techniques to achieve special effects that express creativity and accentuate the message a photo carries.

Prerequisite(s): A-395 or AE-395 or AT-395 completed.

A-364A Digital Photography for Non-Art Maj (3 credits)

This course is designed to give a working knowledge of basic elements of digital photography, including aesthetic, technical, and production aspects. Students will learn about technical and aesthetic components of image creation and composition; using a digital camera; transferring images; and using Photoshop to adjust/enhance photographs. They will also learn about lighting, composition, and display of color and black and white photographs. Finally they will learn how to use a wide range of post-production techniques to achieve special effects that express creativity and accentuate the message a photo carries.

A-366 Ceramics (3 credits)

The student learns and applies introductory linear hand building and wheel-thrown techniques as well as basic surface treatments and decoration. She is responsible for documenting processes, firing procedures, and basic clay and glaze chemistry. She learns the different methods, capabilities, and limitations of the medium while developing visual three-dimensional objects.

Prerequisite(s): For Art Majors only. A-395 or AE-395 or AT-395 completed.

A-366A Ceramics for Non-Art Majors (3 credits)

This course is for non Art Majors or Supports only. The student learns and applies introductory linear hand building and wheel-thrown techniques as well as basic surface treatments and decoration. She is responsible for documenting processes, firing procedures, and basic clay and glaze chemistry. She learns the different methods, capabilities, and limitations of the medium while developing visual three-dimensional objects.

A-371 Metalwork (3 credits)

Metalwork applies to all work that uses metal as a material by which to create an object. The student learns aluminum and bronze casting, steel welding, cutting, and copper enameling. She takes part in class discussions of historical and contemporary metalwork, processes used in fabrication, use of metalwork as a very distinct part of the decorative arts, and the sculptural arts. In the advanced metalwork course, she uses the varied techniques learned in A-371 to design and create more complex art.

Prerequisite(s): For Art Majors only: A-395 or AE-395 or AT-395. Offered Fall Term only.

A-371A Metalwork for Non-Art Majors (3 credits)

Metalwork applies to all work that uses metal as a material by which to create an object. The student learns aluminum and bronze casting, steel welding, cutting, and copper enameling. She takes part in class discussions of historical and contemporary metalwork, processes used in fabrication, use of metalwork as a very distinct part of the decorative arts, and the sculptural arts. In the advanced metalwork course, she uses the varied techniques learned in A-371 to design and create more complex art.

Prerequisite(s): For Non Art Majors only. No prerequisites.

A-376 Sculpture (3 credits)

Offered Fall Term only. The student increases her ability to conceptualize, produce, and display three-dimensional art. She is introduced to a variety of tools and materials for woodworking, bronze and aluminum casting, clay molding, welding processes, and cast pewter. In the advanced sculpture course, she uses the techniques learned in A-376 to design and create more complex artwork.

Prerequisite(s): A-395 or AE-395 or AT-395 completed.

A-376A Sculpture for Non-Art Majors (3 credits)

Offered Fall Term only. The student increases her ability to conceptualize, produce, and display three-dimensional art. She is introduced to a variety of tools and materials for woodworking, bronze and aluminum casting, clay molding, welding processes, and cast pewter. In the advanced sculpture course, she uses the techniques learned in A-376 to design and create more complex artwork.

A-380 Enameling/Glass Forming (3 credits)

The student investigates glass fusion (the joining together of glass by the application of heat), glass slumping (the controlled bending of glass), glass casting (the pouring of molten glass from a crucible into a mold), and glass enameling (the art of painting on glass with finely crushed glass).

Prerequisite(s): For Art Majors only. A-193C, A-234 & QL-156. Preference will be given to Art Major/Support students if enrollment exceeds limit.

A-380A Enameling/Glass Forming/Non-Art Maj (3 credits)

The student investigates glass fusion (the joining together of glass by the application of heat), glass slumping (the controlled bending of glass), glass casting (the pouring of molten glass from a crucible into a mold), and glass enameling (the art of painting on glass with finely crushed glass).

Prerequisite(s): For Non-Art Majors/Supports only. No prerequisites.

A-384 Art Gallery Management (1 credit)

The student learns the behind-the-scenes aspects of managing visual-art exhibition spaces. She learns about gallery installation, storage, contracts, shipping, and the care and handling of artworks.

Prerequisite(s): Open to all students. Art Majors must complete semester prior to taking A-491.

A-395 Ext Assessmnt Aesthetic Engagement Lev 4 (0 credits)

The student demonstrates integration of discipline domains, frameworks and models in her own work to an external audience.

Prerequisite(s): Required for all A Majors: A-193C, A-210, A-241, A-134 & A-234 completed.

A-397 Independent Study (3 credits)

Under the approval and direction of a faculty member, independent study is available to students with interests in special areas of art.

A-399 Formal Introduction to Advanced Work (0 credits)

The Advanced-Level Event marks a significant accomplishment for each student as she proceeds into the work of her major department. When a department determines that a student is ready for advanced work within a discipline, the student is invited to participate in a ceremony that is both a celebration and an explanation of future requirements of the major and support areas. She registers for this experience at a point determined by her major department: for most majors the registration is connected to the taking of a particular course. Students and faculty gather for an afternoon during Mid-semester Assessment Days. Following a general program, students meet in departmental sessions with their faculty to discuss advanced outcomes, department courses, advising procedures, and so on.

Prerequisite(s): A-193C, QL-156, A-395 or AE-395 or AT-395 completed or concurrent. Core/Praxis I requirement met for Education Majors.

A-400 Ext Assessmnt Aesthetic Engagement Lev 5 (0 credits)

The student assembles her work to date in a portfolio and presents it to an audience of peers and faculty.

Prerequisite(s): Required for all A Majors. A-395 or AE-395 or AT-395 or MDIA-395 completed.

A-409 Modern to Contemporary Art (3 credits)

The student studies contemporary art historical theory and artmaking to increase her understanding of the current context for artmaking. She explores a broad variety of philosophical stances, movements, and practices from 1970 to the present. Understanding of contemporary art is linked to the student's developing awareness of self as artmaker in studio art classes.

Prerequisite(s): Dev a Global Perspective Level 3 completed. Effective Citizenship Level 2 completed. Communication Level 3 ICM completed. Analysis Level 3 completed. Social Interaction Level 3 completed.

A-421 Drawing 5 (3 credits)

The student applies the principles of the visual arts to special concepts, techniques and materials focusing on figure drawing and basic anatomical study. Summer: Student will apply the principles of the visual arts to special concepts, techniques and materials focusing on basic anatomical study and figure drawing of clothed models. Experiences include explorations of the relationship between the human figure, the expressive use of drapery and clothing, and the dynamic potential of this form of figurative expression.

Prerequisite(s): A-321 completed.

A-450 Ext Assessmnt Aesthetic Engagement Lev 6 (0 credits)

The student uses feedback from her level 5 portfolio assessment and upper-level course frameworks to develop a significant body of advanced arts research for public gallery presentation.

Prerequisite(s): Required for all A Majors. A-400 or AE-400 or AT-400 or MDIA-400 completed.

A-452 Advanced Painting (3 credits)

The student develops a refined understanding of painting materials and practices employed in the production of contemporary painting. She analyzes and critiques her own working procedures and ideas. In addition, she examines, researches, and considers current and historical artworks that reflect her personal painting goals.

Prerequisite(s): A-352 or A-352A completed.

A-456 Advanced Printmaking (3 credits)

The student expands upon and combines printmaking techniques of monoprint and relief with the intaglio process (etching, calligraphy, artist's book) in order to achieve technically complex aesthetic expressions.

Prerequisite(s): A-356 completed.

A-459 Advanced Digital Art (3 credits)

This course will introduce tools, concepts and techniques utilizing the computer as a creative tool in the visual arts. The students will learn how to use Adobe's creative design suite Photoshop program to create print and animated projects.

Prerequisite(s): A-359 or A-359A completed.

A-463 Advanced Fibers (3 credits)

In this course the student focuses on her independent development of combined techniques and mixed-media applications. She identifies specific areas of theoretical or technical fiber-art research and relates what she learns in creating two-dimensional and three-dimensional fiber artworks. She expands her intercultural media knowledge.

Prerequisite(s): A-363 or A-363A completed

A-464 Advanced Digital Photography (3 credits)

This course builds on the student's experience in A/PCM-364, Digital Photography (required prerequisite), and A/PCM 461, Black-and-White Photography (recommended prerequisite). The student who possesses beginning photography skills deepens her aesthetic sensibility and technical expertise through image combining and enhancing programs and techniques. Through a self-focused theme, she researches the history and influences of photography, creates an in-depth portfolio of images, participates in oral and written self-assessment and feedback of others? work, makes connections between her work and her chosen professional and/or public service, and participates in a public showing of her portfolio. Course fees may apply.

Prerequisite(s): A-364 completed.

A-466 Advanced Ceramics (3 credits)

The advanced student emphasizes the principles of three-dimensional design while developing a body of work through research of historic and contemporary ceramics and advanced explorations in technique, surface treatment, ceramic chemistry, and firing procedures.

Prerequisite(s): A-366 or A-366A completed.

A-471 Advanced Metalwork (3 credits)

Metalwork applies to all work that uses metal as a material by which to create an object. The student learns aluminum and bronze casting, steel welding, cutting, and copper enameling. She takes part in class discussions of historical and contemporary metalwork, processes used in fabrication, use of metalwork as a very distinct part of the decorative arts, and the sculptural arts. In the advanced metalwork course, she uses the varied techniques learned in A-371 to design and create more complex art.

Prerequisite(s): A-371 completed.

A-476 Advanced Sculpture (3 credits)

Offered Fall Term only. The student increases her ability to conceptualize, produce, and display three-dimensional art. She is introduced to a variety of tools and materials for woodworking, bronze and aluminum casting, clay molding, welding processes, and cast pewter. In the advanced sculpture course, she uses the techniques learned in A-376 to design and create more complex artwork.

Prerequisite(s): A-376 or A-376A completed.

A-480 Advanced Enameling & Glass Forming (3 credits)

The student investigates glass fusion (the joining together of glass by the application of heat), glass slumping (the controlled bending of glass), glass casting (the pouring of molten glass from a crucible into a mold), and glass enameling (the art of painting on glass with finely crushed glass). She expands her knowledge and techniques, adding kiln firing to her repertoire.

Prerequisite(s): A-380 completed

A-482 Ext Assmnt of Effective Citzenship Lvl 4 (0 credits)

The student participates in the planning and implementation of a community art project.

A-483 Advanced Internship Seminar (2 credits)

Based on her personal, academic, and professional goals and interests, the student does individual fieldwork at a job setting related to art and art applications. Her placement may involve planning and mounting exhibitions at an art museum, helping to maintain the permanent collection at a public museum, or learning the casting process in a foundry. An on-campus interdisciplinary seminar accompanies the internship, and helps her develop her professional abilities and effectively transfer classroom skills to the working world.

Prerequisite(s): Open to all students. One Internship completed; departmental consent; confer with advisor. Contact Internship Office for details and placement assistance.

A-484 Advanced Art Gallery Management (1 credit)

The student learns the behind-the-scenes aspects of managing visual-art exhibition spaces. She learns about gallery installation, storage, contracts, shipping, and the care and handling of artworks.

Prerequisite(s): Open to all students. A-384 completed. Students arrange gallery hours according to their schedule.

A-490 Self Directed Projects (3 credits)

The student selects either a 2-d or 3-d focus in which she integrates past 300 level learning from a particular area of study to create interdisciplinary approaches that demonstrate her ability to combine advanced aesthetic engagement across several media with a focus in either 2-dimensions or 3-dimensions.

Prerequisite(s): Open to all students. Consent of instructor. Prerequisites: Student must have successfully completed a 300 level of a studio art elective in either 2-d or 3-d, and provide significant evidence that she can expand this study while performing in another 2-d 3-d area. She must submit a written proposal to explain the processes and goals she has set and obtain permission from 2 faculty to enter A-490 and she must complete her work while attending a scheduled class in a different 2-d or 3-d area. Permission will be given to the student who has demonstrated significant technical studio strength in one area of media and can integrate this during formal study in another media. The A490 option should be used if no other options for a Art 400 level course exist.

A-491 Senior Art Seminar (1 credit)

The student selects, organizes, and presents her advanced work in the collaborative Senior Art Exhibit. She uses professional strategies by exploring exhibits and resumes of other artists, therapists, or educators. She displays or presents research or art examples of clinical applications in art products as appropriate for the major.

Prerequisite(s): Required for all Art/MDIA Majors for senior exhibit during last semester of study. A-400 or AE-400 or AT-400 or MDIA-400 completed;

A-492 Expressive Arts Seminar (3 credits)

The seminar involves the student in investigating the various theories of art psychology and the relationship of the creative process to one's professional and personal life. Integration of art, music, drama, movement, and creative writing is stressed through involvement in arts experiences designed to stimulate the creative process.

Prerequisite(s): For AET & AT Majors: AE-393 & AE-386 completed or concurrent. For MUY Majors: QL-156 & MUY-160 completed. Open to interested students, from all majors, with permission of instructor. Offered Spring Term only.

A-493 Graduation Event for Support Areas (0 credits)

No description available.

A-494 Portfolio Assessment for Art History (0 credits)

Portfolio Assessment for Art History Supports required in their final semester.

A-497 Independent Study (2 credits)

Under the approval and direction of a faculty member, independent study is available to students with interests in special areas of art.