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* = Online classes† - offered 100% online

(H) = Hybrid class - 51% online/ 49% face-to-face.† These classes may require students to come to the Denton campus for some scheduled meetings.

ART 3032. Essentials of Childrenís Art.

Acquaints students with instructional strategies, best practices, and techniques for assessment of students in art grades EC-4. A balanced curriculum of art history, art criticism, aesthetics, and art production will be modeled and utilized in classroom activities. Lessons are infused with interdisciplinary connections and multicultural perspectives on art. Appropriate for art education (visual art with certification), elementary education (interdisciplinary education), early childhood, and bilingual education majors. This course does not fulfill the University Fine Arts Core requirements. Two lecture/two studio hours a week. Credit: Two hours.

ART 3033. Essentials of Childrenís Art.

An Exploration of the works of art by children, ages 4-12, and the relationship of this work to the elements and principles of art, art appreciation, art criticism, and studio production. Appropriate for art education (visual art with certification), elementary education (interdisciplinary education), bilingual, and early childhood education majors. This courses does not fulfill the University Fine Arts Core requirement. Two lecture, four studio hours a week. Credit: Three hours.†

ART 3053. Multicultural Perspectives in Art.

Develops understanding and apopreciation of various cultural values while increasing skills in creative art techniques. The function, style and purpose of art in world cultures will be used to inspire personal creative expression. No prerequisites. Fulfills university Fine Arts and Multicultural core requirement. Two lecture, four studio hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

ART 3063. Essentials of Art/Adolescents.

Signature course in secondary art education methods and materials for all-level art and secondary certification requirements. Does not fulfill the University Fine Arts Core requirement. Two lecture, four studio hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

ART 3073. Art Criticism and Aesthetics for Educators.

Develops knowledge, skills and strategies for teaching the philosophical underpinnings, analysis and evaluation of the content area art. Developmentally appropriate activities and teaching strategies will be developed for the K-12 population. The integration of the general educational goals of literacy and comprehension will be incorporated into the unique art activities of interpretation and critique. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

ART 3243. Fundamentals of Type and Image.

Study of the aesthetics, function and history of typography as it relates to visual communication. Includes an examination of the relationship between type and image systems of communication. Prerequisite:ART 2223. May be taken for up to 12 hours credit. Two lecture, four studio hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

ART 3303. North American Indian Art.

Introduction and overview of the visual art forms of American Indian people in North America, from prehistoric through contemporary. Survey of major culture area groups and individual artists of native North America with emphasis on the cultural context of the artistic production. Fulfills university Fine Arts core requirement. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

ART/WS 3343. Women in the Visual Arts (Same as WS 3343).

A survey of women visual artists of the western world and how their roles relate to those of women visual artists around the world. An analysis, from a traditional and a feminist point of view, of the recording of the female artistís place in history. No prerequisites. Fulfills university Fine Arts core requirement. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

ART 3373. The World of Imagination in Art, Dance, and Film.

Examines themes of fantasy and reality, emphasis on dance and visual arts with selected examples from other disciplines. No prerequisites. Fulfills university Interdisciplinary core Fine Arts core requirements. This course is the same as DNCE 3373. Appropriate for all majors. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours

ART 3503. History of Art-Renaissance.

European art from 1400 to 1600. Emphasis on concepts of Renaissance Art. Appropriate for art and non-art majors and art minors. Fulfills university Fine Arts core requirement. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.†

ART 3513. History of Art-19th Century.

Development of art in the modern world from the end of the 18th century to 1899. Appropriate for art and non-art majors and art minors. Fulfills university Fine Arts core requirement. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.†

ART 3713. Painting-Watercolor.

Composition and rendering of watercolor. Field trips. Prerequisites: ART 1203, 1213, or permission of instructor and chair of the department. May be taken for up to 12 hours credit. Each semester of work is progressively more advanced than the previous semester. Two lecture, four studio hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

ART 3753. Sculpture I.

Basic sculptural techniques and materials including plaster casting, direct building, wood processes, and mixed media. Idea development will be emphasized. Slide lectures, readings, and critical discussions. Two lecture, four studio hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

ART 3763. Sculpture II.

Intermediate and advanced sculptural techniques including metal fabrication, wood processes, and alternative media. Site specific and installation art. Concept development will be emphasized. Slide lectures, readings, and critical discussions. May be repeated for up to 12 hours credit. Two lecture, four studio hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

ART 3823. Ceramics: Handbuilding.

Basic skills for creating ceramic forms using coil and slab building methods. Functional, sculptural, and technical issues are presented. Each semesterís work is progressively more advanced that the previous semester. May be repeated with permission of instructor for up to 12 hours credit. Two lecture, four studio hours per week. Credit: Three hours.

ART 3833. Ceramics: Throwing.

Basic competence in using the potters wheel for ceramics. Includes functional, sculptural, and technical issues. Each semesterís work is progressively more advanced than the previous semester. May be repeated with permission of instructor for up to 12 hours credit. Two lecture, four studio hours per week. Credit: Three hours.

ART 3843. Ceramics.

An introduction to basic techniques for forming, firing and surfacing of clay. Includes technical and historical information. Approprate for art and non-art majors and art minors. Fulfills the University Fine Arts core requirement. May be repeated with permission of instructor for up to 12 hours credit. Two lecture, four studio hours per week. Credit: Three hours.

ART 3853. Advanced Ceramics.

Continued study of ceramic techniques and artwork. Encourages students to develop a unique body of work in clay. Prerequisite: 3 hours credit in ART 3843. Appropriate for art and non-art majors and art minors. Does not fulfill the University Fine Arts core requirement. May be taken for up to 12 hours credit. Two lecture, four studio hours per week. Credit: Three hours.

ART 3863 Advanced Ceramic Techniques.

Special techniques in advanced ceramics. Each semester focuses on a different type of forming technique and an area of technical study or research. Continued development of each studentís artwork. Prerequisites: 3 hours credit in ART 3843. Appropriate for art and non-art majors and art minors. Does not fulfill the University Fine Arts core requirement. May be taken for up to 12 hours. Two lecture, four studio hours per week. Credit: Three hours.

ART 3873. Ceramics: Glaze Formulation.

Formulation and creation of glazes and clays. Includes aesthetic and technical issues. Each semesterís work is progressively more advanced than the previous semester. Prerequisite: ART 3823, or 3833. May be repeated for up to 6 hours credit. Two lecture, four studio hours per week. Credit: Three hours.

ART 3883. Ceramics: Moldmaking.

Basic skills for creating and using molds for ceramics. Includes functional, sculptural, and technical issues. Each semesterís work is progressively more advanced that the previous semester. Prerequisites: ART 3823 or 3833 or 3843, or instructorís permission. May be repeated for up to 6 hours credit. Two lecture, four studio hours per week.

ART 4073. Contemporary Issues in Art.

Issues and trends influencing the evolution of art from twentieth-century Modernism to twenty-first century Post-modernism. Investigates theoretical and conceptual foundations of contemporary art, major artists, styles of art, and aesthetic assumptions about art in contemporary times. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

ART 4223. Graphic Design.

Graphic design problem solving, advertising layout, typography, computer illustration and design, study of graphic design history and commercial printing processes. Field trips. Prerequisites: ART 1203, 1213, 1303, 1313, or permission of the instructor and chair of the department. Two lecture and four studio hours a week. May be taken for up to 12 hours of credit. Each semester of work is progressively more advanced than the previous semester. Credit: Three hours.

ART 4233. Professional Practice.

Development of the professional portfolio and/or related materials for prospective employers. The emphasis will be on professional methods, techniques, and practices currently used in business, commerce, industry, and other related institutions. Prerequisites: Advanced standing and endorsement of faculty advisor and department chair. Two lecture, one laboratory hour per week. Credit: Three hours.

ART 4243. Internet Based Art.

Examination of the Internet as a new venue in the arts and exploration of the creative possiblities of the medium. Two lecture, four studio hours per week. Credit: Three hours.

ART 4273. Interactive Computer Media.

Principles of interactivity in computer media. Students combine 2-dimensional imaging, audio and video for developing creative, interactive artwork. Prerequisite: ART 2223. May be taken for up to 12 hours credit. Two lecture, four studio hours per week. Credit: Three hours.

ART 4523. History of Art-20th Century.

Development of art in the modern world from 1900 to present. Appropriate for art and non-art majors and art minors. Fulfills university Fine Arts core requirement. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

ART 4653. Color Photography.

Study of historical and contemporary color photography in art. Experience in shooting, processing, and printing color negatives and slides. Class critiques to encourage individual vision through color materials. Prerequisite: ART 2653 or permission of the instructor. Two lecture, four studio hours a week. May be taken for up to 12 hours credit. Each semester of work is progressively more advanced then the previous semester. Credit: Three hours.

ART 4663. Digital Imaging.

Study of digital technologies in fine arts photography. Theoretical and technical concerns including overview of necessary components, scanning techniques, input devices, image manipulation, and output media. Prerequisites: ART 2223, 2653 and 4653 or permission of the instructor. Two lecture, four studio hours a week. May be taken for up to 12 hours credit. Each semester work is progressively more advanced than the previous semester. Credit: Three hours.

ART 4673. Alternative Photographic Processes.

Lectures and demonstrations of historical and contemporary alternative processes utilizing pinhole cameras, cyanotype, vandyke, xerox, and transfer. Prerequisites: ART 2653 and 4653 or instructorís permission. May be taken for up to 12 hours credit. Each semesterís work is progressively more advanced than the previous semester. Two lecture and four studio hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

ART 4683. Photographic Possibilities.

Explore advanced experimental content, techniques, and materials in photography including installation, book arts and image manipulation. May be taken for up to 12 hours credit. Each semester of work is progressively more advanced than the previous semester. Two lecture, four studio hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

ART 4703. Painting.

Advanced studies in painting, color, and composition. Emphasis on individual development of content. Two lecture, four studio hours a week. May be taken for up to 12 hours credit. Each semester of work is progressively more advanced. Credit: Three hours.

ART 4713. Advanced Problems in Painting.

Development of individual statements in painting. Introduction to exhibition techniques. Prerequisites: ART 1503, ART 4703 or permission of instructor. May be taken for up to 12 hours credit. Each semesterís work is progressively more advanced than the previous semester. Two lecture, four studio hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

ART 4903. Selected Topics.

Individual study of selected topics in art. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor and chair of the department. Three lecture, no studio hours per week. May be taken for up to 12 hours of credit. Credit: Three hours.

ART 4913. Independent Study.

Individual study of technical problems in art. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor and chair of the department. May be taken for up to 12 hours credit. One lecture, four studio hours per week. Credit: Three hours.

ART 4953, 4956. Cooperative Education.

Graduating seniors within 12 hours of graduation may take graduate level courses. These are for graduate credit and will not count toward the fulfillment of the undergraduate degree.

ART 4993. Exhibition.

Studio research course to meet the exhibit requirement for studio art majors. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Two lecture and four studio hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

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