Houston Baptist University Catalog

Art ( ART ) Course Descriptions

  • ART 1303 ART METHODS AND MATERIALS

    ART 1303 Art Methods and Materials
    Prerequisite(s): None
    An introductory course concerned with basic art techniques and materials. The student will become acquainted with processes and the materials of painting, drawing, printing, sculpture, and ceramics.

  • ART 1313 2D DESIGN

    ART 1313 2D Design
    Prerequisite(s): None
    In this introductory course, the student makes a thorough study of the principles and elements of design and visual devices that make up a work of art. By means of two and three-dimensional problems, students make personal application of these concepts.

  • ART 1323 3D DESIGN

    ART 1323 3D Design
    Prerequisite(s): None
    In this more advanced course, the student continues with a thorough study of the principles and elements of design and visual devices that make up a work of art. By means of two and three-dimensional problems, students make personal application of these concepts.

  • ART 2099 SOPH PORTFOLIO-GRAPHIC DESIGN

    ART 2099 Sophomore Portfolio – Graphic Design
    Prerequisite(s): ART 1303 and ART 1313 and ART 2380 and ART 2394 and ART 2397 and ART 2380 and CNMA 1310 and CNMA 3330
    Students will complete a preliminary Graphic Design portfolio to be reviewed with faculty in preparation for the remaining requirements within the degree plan. Upon successful completion of this portfolio review, students are eligible to file a Graphic Design degree plan.

  • ART 2099 SOPH PORTFOLIO-GRAPHIC DESIGN

    ART 2099 Sophomore Portfolio – Graphic Design
    Prerequisite(s): ART 1303 and ART 1313 and ART 2380 and ART 2394 and ART 2397 and ART 2380 and CNMA 1310 and CNMA 3330
    Students will complete a preliminary Graphic Design portfolio to be reviewed with faculty in preparation for the remaining requirements within the degree plan. Upon successful completion of this portfolio review, students are eligible to file a Graphic Design degree plan.

  • ART 2181 SPECIAL TOP/INDEPENDENT STUDY

    ART 2181 Special Topics/Independent Study
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Topics are selected on basis of student need and academic qualifications of staff. If regular lectures are not given, a minimum of 30 hours of work for each hour credit must be included.

  • ART 2343 ART APPRECIATION

    ART 2343 Art Appreciation
    Prerequisite(s): None
    This course provides a comparative analysis of various modes of expression in all of the visual arts through description and evaluation. Emphasis is made upon historical movements, language, media, and stylistic identity. The survey is designed to prompt the student to see art as a personal experience and to respond more sensitively to the visual arts in a cultural context.

  • ART 2372 WATER MEDIA – PAINTING I

    ART 2372 Water Media – Painting I
    Prerequisite(s): None
    During this course students will be introduced to the use and development of water media techniques, both transparent and opaque. These courses will serve as preparatory for upper level painting classes both advanced and experimental.

  • ART 2380 PRINTMAKING I: BASIC

    ART 2380 Printmaking I: Basic
    Prerequisite(s): None
    This course begins a series of introductory experiences to printmaking procedures in relief, intaglio, lithography, serigraphy, and experimental forms. The course will introduce the student to a broad understanding of the possibilities of the printmaking media. Individual solutions are encouraged after basic technical procedure has been learned.

  • ART 2381 SPECIAL TOP/INDEPENDENT STUDY

    ART 2381 Special Topics/Independent Study
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Topics are selected on basis of student need and academic qualifications of staff. If regular lectures are not given, a minimum of 30 hours of work for each hour credit must be included.

  • ART 2384 SCULPTURE I: BASIC

    ART 2384 Sculpture I: Basic
    Prerequisite(s): None
    In this course emphasis is placed on beginning a basic understanding of three-dimensional design problems and an initial exploration of various media in a variety of approaches including additive, subtractive, manipulative, and casting techniques.

  • ART 2387 LIFE DRAWING I: BASIC

    ART 2387 Life Drawing I: Basic
    Prerequisite(s): ART 2394
    This figure drawing class is a basic introduction to the following techniques, skills, and knowledge: gesture drawing, contour, cross contour, flash pose, memory drawing, descriptive poses, moving action, modeled drawing, descriptive poses, quick contour, extended contour, the long composition, studies of body parts, water color studies, oil studies.

  • ART 2391 CERAMICS I: BASIC

    ART 2391 Ceramics I: Basic
    Prerequisite(s): None
    In this introductory course, students work with hand-built and wheel-thrown techniques of forming pottery. Experimentation with glaze formulation, glazing, firing and the search for a form language that expresses the individual are emphasized.

  • ART 2394 DRAWING I: BASIC

    ART 2394 Drawing I: Basic
    Prerequisite(s): None
    This course introduces students to basic exercises using various drawing media and subject matter with an emphasis on the human figure. Anatomical rendering, contour and value drawing are studies that will be utilized in the student’s ultimate development toward a personal approach to drawing.

  • ART 2397 PAINTING I:BASIC

    ART 2397 Painting I: Basic
    Prerequisite(s): None
    This introduction to studio experiences course is based on problems designed to acquaint the student with the possibilities of various painting media and approaches to painting. Students are encouraged to explore and develop a personal direction for their work.

  • ART 3305 ART:SECONDARY SCHOOL

    ART 3305 Art for the Secondary School
    Prerequisite(s): Admission to the HBU Educator Preparation Program
    This course involves the production of art using media and processes considered appropriate for middle school and senior high school art programs. Emphasis is placed on combining technique, exploration of media and interrelation of art appreciation with art activities.

  • ART 3330 GALLERY AND MUSEUM PRACTICES

    ART 3330 Gallery and Museum Practices
    Prerequisite(s): None
    The course allows students a hands-on participation of fine arts gallery management and a formal study of museum operations. Students study major art facilities in Houston and collectively organize an art exhibition as part of their course of study.

  • ART 3331 GALLERY AND MUSEUM PRACTICES

    ART 3331 Gallery and Museum Practices
    Prerequisite(s): None
    The course allows students a hands-on participation of fine arts gallery management and a formal study of museum operations. Students study major art facilities in Houston and collectively organize an art exhibition as part of their course of study.

  • ART 3332 GALLERY AND MUSEUM PRACTICES

    ART 3332 Gallery and Museum Practices
    Prerequisite(s): None
    The course allows students a hands-on participation of fine arts gallery management and a formal study of museum operations. Students study major art facilities in Houston and collectively organize an art exhibition as part of their course of study.

  • ART 3335 COLOR THEORY

    ART 3335 Color Theory
    Prerequisite(s): None
    An introductory course concerned with basic art techniques and materials of the study of color. The student will become acquainted with processes and the materials of understanding and applying color theory. The course will first develop the vocabulary of color followed by the construction of the color wheel and other significant color structure formations. A major part of the course will be dedicated to the studio application of painting, drawing and design color applications by the students. The course will include the following applications of color studies: vocabulary of color, theories of color, applying color theory, color wheels, naming colors, three attributes of color, mixing of color, moving from theory to practice, using value of color, using intensity of color, using harmony of color, color in nature, symbolism of color, and creating a personal palette of color.

  • ART 3353 HISTORY:ART:PREHISTORIC-GOTHIC

    ART 3353 History of Art: Prehistoric through Gothic
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Painting, sculpture and architecture are reflections of man’s thinking (social, religious, and political) and the means through which he has sought to satisfy needs common to man of every age. The unique contribution made by each culture toward our art heritage is stressed along with influences of one culture on another.

  • ART 3355 EXPERIMENTAL DRAWING

    ART 3355 Experimental Drawing
    Prerequisite(s): ART 2394 or ART 2395 or ART 2396
    Directed study of a minimum of thirty clock hours for each hour of credit. Topics and projects are selected based on student interest and need. Open to Art majors only.

  • ART 3363 HIST:ART: RENAISSANCE-MODERN

    ART 3363 History of Art: Renaissance through Modern
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Beginning with the sixteenth century, this course traces the development of modern art movements. Stylization, social factors, and important innovations that shape the destiny of man and his arts will be considered.

  • ART 3370 PRINTMAKING II: BASIC

    ART 3370 Printmaking II: Basic
    Prerequisite(s): ART 2380
    This course begins a more refined experience of learning printmaking procedures in relief, intaglio, lithography, serigraphy, and experimental forms. The course will give the student a more developed understanding of the possibilities of the printmaking media. Individual solutions are encouraged after basic technical procedure has been learned.

  • ART 3372 WATER MEDIA-PAINTING II

    Art 3372 Water Media – Painting II
    Prerequisite(s): None
    During this course students will have an intermediate experience in the use and development of water media techniques, both transparent and opaque. These courses will serve as preparatory for upper level painting classes both advanced and experimental.

  • ART 3373 HISTORY OF MODERN ART

    ART 3373 History of Modern Art
    Prerequisite(s): None
    This course is an overview of the development of the visual arts during the latter part of the nineteenth through the entire twentieth century. Beginning with the Post-Impressionist movement in Europe and continuing through the multitude of ‘isms’ of the twentieth century, the study will progress to the present day Avant Garde ideas of the art world. Modern art masters such as Matisse, Picasso, Duchamp, Pollock, and Rothko will be a focus of the course. Movements such as Cubism, Abstract Expressionism, Dadaism, Pop Art, and Avant Gardism will be presented as each flows through the entirety of the modern movement.

  • ART 3374 PRINTMAKING II: INTERMEDIATE

    Art 3374 Printmaking II: Intermediate
    Prerequisite(s): ART 2380
    This course continues a more refined experience of learning printmaking procedures in relief, intaglio, lithography, serigraphy, and experimental forms. The course will give the student a more developed understanding of the possibilities of the printmaking media. Individual solutions are encouraged after basic technical procedure has been learned.

  • ART 3375 ART OF THE RENAISSANCE

    ART 3375 Art of the Renaissance
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Michelangelo, Leonardo, and Raphael created art in one of the most fascinating historical and artistic periods in Western culture, the High Renaissance. From debunking the Da Vinci code to treasure hunting for Bruegel’s proverbs, this course not only focuses on some of the world’s greatest achievements in art and the individuals responsible for making them, it sets the stage for art in Western culture for centuries to come.

  • ART 3376 PRINTMAKING II: ADVANCED

    ART 3376 Printmaking II: Advanced
    Prerequisite(s): ART 2380
    This course concludes a more refined experience of learning printmaking procedures in relief, intaglio, lithography, serigraphy, and experimental forms. The course will give the student a more developed understanding of the possibilities of the printmaking media. Individual solutions are encouraged after basic technical procedure has been learned.

  • ART 3380 AMERICAN ART

    ART 3380 American Art
    Prerequisite(s): None
    From New York to Los Angeles, from Native America to Jackson Pollock, this course traverses the US geographically, philosophically and socially in search of major influences on and developments in American Art. Students will explore art made outside the European canon and develop an awareness and appreciation for the American heritage in artistic production.

  • ART 3381 SPECIAL TOP/INDEPENDENT STUDY

    ART 3381 Special Topics/Independent Study
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Topics are selected on basis of student need and academic qualifications of staff. If regular lectures are not given, a minimum of 30 hours of work for each hour credit must be included.

  • ART 3383 EUROPEAN HERITAGE:ART HISTORY

    ART 3383 European Heritage in Art History
    Prerequisite(s): None
    This course will occur during art study in Europe such as the Artis Study abroad program in Florence. Students will be based in Florence where they will attend daily walking lectures at most of the churches, museums and galleries of Florence. On site lectures will be held five or more days a week and will vary each day depending on the site visited. Renaissance is the major area studied through students electing a side trip to Germany during the month stay in Florence will also encounter contemporary art. During this study abroad semester students will record detailed journal notes from each daily lecture.

  • ART 3384 SCULPTURE II: BASICS

    Art 3384 Sculpture II: Basics
    Prerequisite(s): ART 2384
    In this course emphasis is placed on beginning a refined understanding of many three-dimensional design problems and continuing to explore various media in a variety of approaches including additive, subtractive, manipulative, and casting techniques.

  • ART 3385 EXPERIMENTAL DRAWING

    ART 3385 Experimental Drawing
    Prerequisite(s): ART 2394
    Directed study of a minimum of thirty clock hours for each hour of credit. Topics and projects are selected based on student interest and need. Open to art majors only.

  • ART 3386 SCULPTURE II: INTERMEDIATE

    Art 3386 Sculpture II: Intermediate
    Prerequisite(s): ART 2384
    In this course, emphasis is placed on continuing to develop a refined understanding of many three-dimensional design problems and continuing to explore various media in a variety of approaches including additive, subtractive, manipulative, and casting techniques.

  • ART 3387 LIFE DRAWING II: BASIC

    ART 3387 Life Drawing II: Basic
    Prerequisite(s): ART 2387
    This figure drawing class introduces a more developed experience of the following techniques, skills, and knowledge: Gesture drawing, contour, cross contour, flash pose, memory drawing, descriptive poses, moving action, modeled drawing, descriptive poses, quick contour, extended contour, the long composition, studies of body parts, water color studies, oil studies.

  • ART 3388 LIFE DRAWING II: REFINED

    ART 3388 Life Drawing II: Refined
    Prerequisite(s): ART 2387
    This figure drawing class continues with a more developed experience of the following techniques, skills and knowledge: Gesture drawing, contour, cross contour, flash pose, memory drawing, descriptive poses, moving action, modeled drawing, descriptive poses, quick contour, extended contour, the long composition, studies of body parts, water color studies, and oil studies.

  • ART 3389 SCULPTURE II: ADVANCED

    ART 3389 Sculpture II: Applied
    Prerequisite(s): ART 2384
    In this course, emphasis is placed on accomplishing a refined understanding of many three-dimensional design problems and continuing to explore various media in a variety of approaches including additive, subtractive, manipulative, and casting techniques.

  • ART 3391 CERAMICS II: BASIC

    ART 3391 Ceramics II: Basic
    Prerequisite(s): ART 2391
    In this refined skills level course, students begin to mature in their work with hand-built and wheel-thrown techniques of forming pottery. Experimentation with glaze formulation, glazing, firing, and the search for a form language that expresses the individual are emphasized.

  • ART 3392 CERAMICS II: INTERMEDIATE

    ART 3392 Ceramics II: Intermediate
    Prerequisite(s): ART 2391
    In this second refined skills level course, students continue to mature in their work with hand-built and wheel-thrown techniques of forming pottery. Experimentation continues with glaze formulation, glazing, firing, and the search for a form language that expresses the individual are emphasized.

  • ART 3393 CERAMICS II: ADVANCED

    ART 3393 Ceramics II: Advanced
    Prerequisite(s): ART 2391
    In this third refined skills level course, students continue to mature in their work with hand-built and wheel-thrown techniques of forming pottery. Experimentation continues with glaze formulation, glazing, firing, and the search for a form language that expresses the individual are emphasized.

  • ART 3394 DRAWING II: BASIC

    ART 3394 Drawing II: Basic
    Prerequisite(s): ART 2394
    This course introduces students to a more refined series of drawing exercises using various media and subject matter with emphasis on the human figure. Anatomical rendering, contour and value drawing are studies that will be utilized in the student’s ultimate development toward a personal approach to drawing.

  • ART 3395 DRAWING II: INTERMEDIATE

    ART 3395 Drawing II: Intermediate
    Prerequisite(s): ART 2394
    This course continues to guide students through a series of refined drawing exercises using various media and subject matter with emphasis on the human figure. Anatomical rendering, contour and value drawing are studies that will be utilized in the student’s ultimate development toward a personal approach to drawing.

  • ART 3396 DRAWING II: ADVANCED

    ART 3396 Drawing II: Advanced
    Prerequisite(s): ART 2394
    This course completes the refined series of drawing exercise using various media and subject matter with emphasis on the human figure. anatomical rendering, contour and value drawing are studies that will be utilized in the student’s ultimate development toward a personal approach to drawing.

  • ART 3397 PAINTING II: BASIC

    ART 3397 Painting II: Basic
    Prerequisite(s): ART 2397
    This course begins a series of more refined studio experiences. It is based on problems designed to acquaint the student with the possibilities of various painting media and approaches to painting. Students are encouraged to explore and develop a personal direction for their work.

  • ART 3398 PAINTING II: INTERMEDIATE

    ART 3398 Painting II: Intermediate
    Prerequisite(s): ART 2397
    This course continues a series of more refined studio experiences. It is based on problems designed to acquaint the student with the possibilities of various painting media and approaches to painting. Students are encouraged to explore and develop a personal direction for their work.

  • ART 3399 PAINTING II: ADVANCED

    ART 3399 Painting II: Advanced
    Prerequisite(s): ART 2397
    This course concludes a series of more refined studio experiences. It is based on problems designed to acquaint the student with the possibilities of various painting media and approaches to painting. Students are encouraged to explore and develop a personal direction for their work.

  • ART 4181 SPECIAL TOP/INDEPENDENT STUDY

    ART 4181 Special Topics/Independent Study
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Topics are selected on basis of student need and academic qualifications of staff. If regular lectures are not given, a minimum of 30 hours of work for each hour credit must be included.

  • ART 4361 APPRENTICESHIP I:ADV STUDIO

    ART 4361 Apprenticeship I: Advanced Studio
    Prerequisite(s): Advanced Studio Art (Ceramics, Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture, or Water Media) course at either the 3000 or 4000 level
    The HBU Art Apprenticeship Program is an art studio concentration for individual art students who are accepted on an individual basis to do academic work in an apprentice capacity with one of the artist-in-residence members of the faculty. The students will be accepted into the program by invitation from the department chairman upon a review of the student’s portfolio and academic records by the department’s artists-in-residence. Upon acceptance into the program, the student will work toward individual semester hours designed as Apprenticeship credit hours.

  • ART 4362 APPRENTICESHIP II:ADV STUDIO

    ART 4362 Apprenticeship II: Advanced Studio
    Prerequisite(s): Advanced Studio Art (Ceramics, Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture, or Water Media) course at either the 3000 or 4000 level.
    The HBU Art Apprenticeship Program is an art studio concentration for individual art students who are accepted on an individual basis to do academic work in an apprentice capacity with one of the artist-in-residence members of the faculty. The students will be accepted into the program by invitation from the department chairman upon a review of the student’s portfolio and academic records by the department’s artists-in-residence. Upon acceptance into the program, the student will work toward individual semester hours designed as Apprenticeship credit hours.

  • ART 4363 APPRENTICESHIP III:ADV STUDIO

    ART 4363 Apprenticeship III: Advanced Studio
    Prerequisite(s): Advanced Studio Art (Ceramics, Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture, or Water Media) course at either the 3000 or 4000 level
    The HBU Art Apprenticeship Program is an art studio concentration for individual art students who are accepted on an individual basis to do academic work in an apprentice capacity with one of the artist-in-residence members of the faculty. The students will be accepted into the program by invitation from the department chairman upon a review of the student’s portfolio and academic records by the department’s artists-in-residence. Upon acceptance into the program, the student will work toward individual semester hours designed as Apprenticeship credit hours.

  • ART 4364 EXPERIMENTAL PAINTING

    ART 4364 Experimental Painting
    Prerequisite(s): ART 2397 and (ART 3397 or ART 3398 or ART 3399)
    Directed study of a minimum of thirty hours for each hour of credit. Topics and projects are selected based on student interest and need. Open to Art majors only.

  • ART 4372 WATER MEDIA-PAINTING III

    ART 4372 Water Media – Painting III
    Prerequisite(s): None
    During this course, students will have an advanced experience in the use and development of water media techniques, both transparent and opaque. These courses will serve as preparatory for upper-level painting classes–both advanced and experimental.

  • ART 4380 PRINTMAKING III: BASIC

    ART 4380 Printmaking III: Basic
    Prerequisite(s): ART 3370 or ART 3374 or ART 3376
    This course begins the final more complex series of printmaking learning experiences. Students in this course will start to apply more highly developed printmaking procedures in relief, intaglio, lithography, serigraphy, and experimental forms. The course will give the student a more sophisticated understanding of the possibilities of the printmaking media. Individual solutions are encouraged after basic technical procedure has been learned.

  • ART 4381 SPECIAL TOP/INDEPENDENT STUDY

    ART 4381 Special Topics/Independent Study
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Topics are selected on basis of student need and academic qualifications of staff. If regular lectures are not given, a minimum of 30 hours of work for each hour credit must be included.

  • ART 4382 PRINTMAKING III: INTERMEDIATE

    ART 4382 Printmaking III: Intermediate
    Prerequisite(s): ART 3370 or ART 3374 or ART 3376
    This course continues the final more complex series of printmaking learning experiences. Students in this course will apply more highly developed printmaking procedures in relief, intaglio, lithography, serigraphy, and experimental forms. The course will give the student a more sophisticated understanding of the possibilities of the printmaking media. Individual solutions are encouraged after basic technical procedure has been learned.

  • ART 4383 PRINTMAKING III: ADVANCED

    ART 4383 Printmaking III: Advanced
    Prerequisite(s): ART 3370 or ART 3374 or ART 3376
    This course completes the final more complex series of printmaking learning experiences. Students in this course will apply more highly developed printmaking procedures in relief, intaglio, lithography, serigraphy, and experimental forms. The course will give the student a more sophisticated understanding of the possibilities of the printmaking media. Individual solutions are encouraged after basic technical procedure has been learned.

  • ART 4384 SCULPTURE III: BASIC

    ART 4384 Sculpture III: Basics
    Prerequisite(s): ART 3384 or ART 3386 or ART 3389
    In this course, students begin to develop a more advanced understanding of the many three-dimensional design problems associated with sculpture. Students will continue their exploration of various media in a variety of approaches including additive, subtractive, manipulative, and casting techniques.

  • ART 4385 SCULPTURE III: INTERMEDIATE

    ART 4385 Sculpture III: Intermediate
    Prerequisite(s): ART 3384 or ART 3386 or ART 3389
    In this course, students continue to develop a more advanced understanding of the many three-dimensional design problems associated with sculpture. Students will continue their exploration of various media in a variety of approaches including additive, subtractive, manipulative, and casting techniques.

  • ART 4386 SCULPTURE III: ADVANCED

    ART 4386 Sculpture III: Advanced
    Prerequisite(s): ART 3384 or ART 3386 or ART 3389
    In this course, students complete a more advanced understanding of the many three-dimensional design problems associated with sculpture. Students will continue their exploration of various media in a variety of approaches including additive, subtractive, manipulative, and casting techniques.

  • ART 4387 LIFE DRAWING III: BASIC

    ART 4387 Life Drawing III: Basic
    Prerequisite(s): ART 3387 and ART 3388
    This figure drawing introduces students to an advanced experience with the following techniques, skills, and knowledge: Gesture drawing, contour, cross contour, flash pose, memory drawing, descriptive poses, moving action, modeled drawing, descriptive poses, quick contour, extended contour, the long composition, studies of body parts, water color studies, oil studies.

  • ART 4388 LIFE DRAWING III: REFINED

    ART 4388 Life Drawing III: Refined
    Prerequisite(s): ART 3387 and ART 3388
    This figure drawing class completes the advanced experience with the following techniques, skills, and knowledge: Gesture drawing, contour, cross contour, flash pose, memory drawing, descriptive poses, moving action, modeled drawing, descriptive poses, quick contour, extended contour, the long composition, studies of body parts, water color studies, oil studies.

  • ART 4390 CERAMICS III: BASIC

    ART 4390 Ceramics III: Basic
    Prerequisite(s): ART 3391 or ART 3392 or ART 3393
    In this first advanced course, students begin to produce more complex work with hand-built and wheel-thrown techniques of forming pottery. Experimentation continues with glaze formulation, glazing, firing and search for a form language that expresses the individual are emphasized.

  • ART 4391 CERAMICS III: INTERMEDIATE

    ART 4391 Ceramics III: Intermediate
    Prerequisite(s): ART 3391 or ART 3392 or ART 3393
    In this second advanced course, students carry on with more complex work using hand-built and wheel-thrown techniques of forming pottery. Experimentation continues with glaze formulation, glazing, firing, and the search for a form language that expresses the individual are emphasized.

  • ART 4392 SENIOR SEMINAR:STUDIO

    ART 4392 Senior Seminar: Studio
    Prerequisite(s): See Senior Seminar note in Undergraduate Degree Requirements in the HBU Catalog.
    This course provides a format for the production of a body of art works in a studio setting. The student will go through a process in which s/h presents a written document presenting the proposal for the body of works, the process by which the works are to be made or produced, and the aesthetic ideas which are the basis of the works. Part of the research includes meeting with the entire Art faculty for the purpose of enriching the possibilities for the chosen media. The final grade will be determined by a jury of the entire Art faculty.

  • ART 4393 CERAMICS III: ADVANCED

    ART 4393 Ceramics III: Advanced
    Prerequisite(s): ART 3391 or ART 3392 or ART 3393
    In this third advanced course, students complete complex work with hand-built and wheel-thrown techniques of forming pottery. Experimentation concludes with glaze formulations, glazing, firing, and the search for a form language that expresses the individual are emphasized.

  • ART 4394 DRAWING III: BASIC

    ART 4394 Drawing III: Basic
    Prerequisite(s): ART 3398 or ART 3395 or ART 3396
    This course begins the final series of drawing courses. This course introduces students to more complex exercises using various drawing media and subject matter with emphasis on the human figure. Anatomical rendering, contour and value drawing are studies that will be utilized in the student’s ultimate development toward a personal approach to drawing.

  • ART 4395 DRAWING III: INTERMEDIATE

    ART 4395 Drawing III: Intermediate
    Prerequisite(s): ART 3394 or ART 3395 or ART 3396
    This course continues the final series of drawing courses. Students in this course will work on more complex drawing exercises using various media and subject matter with emphasis on the human figure. Anatomical rendering, contour and value drawing are studies that will be utilized in the student’s ultimate development toward a personal approach to drawing.

  • ART 4396 DRAWING III: ADVANCED

    ART 4396 Drawing III: Advanced
    Prerequisite(s): ART 3398 or ART 3395 or ART 3396
    This course completes the final series of drawing courses. Students in this course will continue to work on complex drawing exercises using various drawing media and subject matter with emphasis on the human figure. Anatomical rendering, contour and value drawing are studies that will be utilized in the student’s ultimate development toward a personal approach to drawing.

  • ART 4397 PAINTING III: BASIC

    ART 4397 Painting III: Basic
    Prerequisite(s): ART 3397 or ART 3398 or ART 3399
    This course begins the more complex series of studio experiences based on problems designed to acquaint the student with the possibilities of various painting media and approaches to painting. Students are encouraged to explore and develop a personal direction for their work.

  • ART 4398 PAINTING III: INTERMEDIATE

    ART 4398 Painting III: Intermediate
    Prerequisite(s): ART 3397 or ART 3398 or ART 3399
    This course continues the more complex series of studio experiences based on problems designed to acquaint the student with the possibilities of various painting media and approaches to painting. Students are encouraged to explore and develop a personal direction for their work.

  • ART 4399 PAINTING III:ADVANCED

    ART 4399 Painting III: Advanced
    Prerequisite(s): ART 3397 or ART 3398 or ART 3399
    This course concludes the more complex series of studio experiences based on problems designed to acquaint the student with the possibilities of various painting media and approaches to painting. Students are encouraged to explore and develop a personal direction for their work.

  • ART 4461 APPRENTICESHIP I:ADV STUDIO

    ART 4461 Apprenticeship I: Advanced Studio
    Prerequisite(s): Advanced Studio Art (Ceramics, Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture, or Water Media) course at either the 3000 or 4000 level
    The HBU Art Apprenticeship Program is an art studio concentration for individual art students who are accepted on an individual basis to do academic work in an apprentice capacity with one of the artist-in-residence members of the faculty. The students will be accepted into the program by invitation from the department chairman upon a review of the student’s portfolio and academic records by the department’s artists-in-residence. Upon acceptance into the program, the student will work toward individual semester hours designed as Apprenticeship credit hours.

  • ART 4462 APPRENTICESHIP II:ADV STUDIO

    ART 4462 Apprenticeship II: Advanced Studio
    Prerequisite(s): Advanced Studio Art (Ceramics, Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture, or Water Media) course at either the 3000 or 4000 level.
    The HBU Art Apprenticeship Program is an art studio concentration for individual art students who are accepted on an individual basis to do academic work in an apprentice capacity with one of the artist-in-residence members of the faculty. The students will be accepted into the program by invitation from the department chairman upon a review of the student’s portfolio and academic records by the department’s artists-in-residence. Upon acceptance into the program, the student will work toward individual semester hours designed as Apprenticeship credit hours.

  • ART 4463 APPRENTICESHIP III:ADV STUDIO

    ART 4463 Apprenticeship III: Advanced Studio
    Prerequisite(s): Advanced Studio Art (Ceramics, Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture, or Water Media) course at either the 3000 or 4000 level
    The HBU Art Apprenticeship Program is an art studio concentration for individual art students who are accepted on an individual basis to do academic work in an apprentice capacity with one of the artist-in-residence members of the faculty. The students will be accepted into the program by invitation from the department chairman upon a review of the student’s portfolio and academic records by the department’s artists-in-residence. Upon acceptance into the program, the student will work toward individual semester hours designed as Apprenticeship credit hours.

  • ART 4464 EXPERIMENTAL PAINTING

    ART 4464 Experimental Painting
    Prerequisite(s): ART 2397 and (ART 3397 or ART 3398 or ART 3399)
    Directed study of a minimum of thirty hours for each hour of credit. Topics and projects are selected based on student interest and need. Open to Art majors only.

  • ART 4472 WATER MEDIA-PAINTING III

    ART 4472 Water Media – Painting III
    Prerequisite(s): None
    During this course, students will have an advanced experience in the use and development of water media techniques, both transparent and opaque. These courses will serve as preparatory for upper-level painting classes–both advanced and experimental.

  • ART 4480 PRINTMAKING III: BASIC

    ART 4480 Printmaking III: Basic
    Prerequisite(s): ART 3370 or ART 3374 or ART 3376
    This course begins the final more complex series of printmaking learning experiences. Students in this course will start to apply more highly developed printmaking procedures in relief, intaglio, lithography, serigraphy, and experimental forms. The course will give the student a more sophisticated understanding of the possibilities of the printmaking media. Individual solutions are encouraged after basic technical procedure has been learned.

  • ART 4481 SPECIAL TOP/INDEPENDENT STUDY

    ART 4481 Special Topics/Independent Study
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Topics are selected on basis of student need and academic qualifications of staff. If regular lectures are not given, a minimum of 30 hours of work for each hour credit must be included.

  • ART 4481 SPECIAL TOP/INDEPENDENT STUDY

    ART 4481 Special Topics/Independent Study
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Topics are selected on basis of student need and academic qualifications of staff. If regular lectures are not given, a minimum of 30 hours of work for each hour credit must be included.

  • ART 4482 PRINTMAKING III: INTERMEDIATE

    ART 4482 Printmaking III: Intermediate
    Prerequisite(s): ART 3370 or ART 3374 or ART 3376
    This course continues the final more complex series of printmaking learning experiences. Students in this course will apply more highly developed printmaking procedures in relief, intaglio, lithography, serigraphy, and experimental forms. The course will give the student a more sophisticated understanding of the possibilities of the printmaking media. Individual solutions are encouraged after basic technical procedure has been learned.

  • ART 4483 PRINTMAKING III: ADVANCED

    ART 4483 Printmaking III: Advanced
    Prerequisite(s): ART 3370 or ART 3374 or ART 3376
    This course completes the final more complex series of printmaking learning experiences. Students in this course will apply more highly developed printmaking procedures in relief, intaglio, lithography, serigraphy, and experimental forms. The course will give the student a more sophisticated understanding of the possibilities of the printmaking media. Individual solutions are encouraged after basic technical procedure has been learned.

  • ART 4484 SCULPTURE III: BASIC

    ART 4484 Sculpture III: Basics
    Prerequisite(s): ART 3384 or ART 3386 or ART 3389
    In this course, students begin to develop a more advanced understanding of the many three-dimensional design problems associated with sculpture. Students will continue their exploration of various media in a variety of approaches including additive, subtractive, manipulative, and casting techniques.

  • ART 4485 SCULPTURE III: INTERMEDIATE

    ART 4485 Sculpture III: Intermediate
    Prerequisite(s): ART 3384 or ART 3386 or ART 3389
    In this course, students continue to develop a more advanced understanding of the many three-dimensional design problems associated with sculpture. Students will continue their exploration of various media in a variety of approaches including additive, subtractive, manipulative, and casting techniques.

  • ART 4486 SCULPTURE III: ADVANCED

    ART 4486 Sculpture III: Advanced
    Prerequisite(s): ART 3384 or ART 3386 or ART 3389
    In this course, students complete a more advanced understanding of the many three-dimensional design problems associated with sculpture. Students will continue their exploration of various media in a variety of approaches including additive, subtractive, manipulative, and casting techniques.

  • ART 4487 LIFE DRAWING III: BASIC

    ART 4487 Life Drawing III: Basic
    Prerequisite(s): ART 3387 and ART 3388
    This figure drawing introduces students to an advanced experience with the following techniques, skills, and knowledge: Gesture drawing, contour, cross contour, flash pose, memory drawing, descriptive poses, moving action, modeled drawing, descriptive poses, quick contour, extended contour, the long composition, studies of body parts, water color studies, oil studies.

  • ART 4488 LIFE DRAWING III: REFINED

    ART 4488 Life Drawing III: Refined
    Prerequisite(s): ART 3387 and ART 3388
    This figure drawing class completes the advanced experience with the following techniques, skills, and knowledge: Gesture drawing, contour, cross contour, flash pose, memory drawing, descriptive poses, moving action, modeled drawing, descriptive poses, quick contour, extended contour, the long composition, studies of body parts, water color studies, oil studies.

  • ART 4491 CERAMICS III: BASIC

    ART 4491 Ceramics III: Basic
    Prerequisite(s): ART 3391 or ART 3392 or ART 3393
    In this first advanced course, students begin to produce more complex work with hand-built and wheel-thrown techniques of forming pottery. Experimentation continues with glaze formulation, glazing, firing and search for a form language that expresses the individual are emphasized.

  • ART 4492 CERAMICS III: INTERMEDIATE

    ART 4492 Ceramics III: Intermediate
    Prerequisite(s): ART 3391 or ART 3392 or ART 3393
    In this second advanced course, students carry on with more complex work using hand-built and wheel-thrown techniques of forming pottery. Experimentation continues with glaze formulation, glazing, firing, and the search for a form language that expresses the individual are emphasized.

  • ART 4493 CERAMICS III: ADVANCED

    ART 4493 Ceramics III: Advanced
    Prerequisite(s): ART 3391 or ART 3392 or ART 3393
    In this third advanced course, students complete complex work with hand-built and wheel-thrown techniques of forming pottery. Experimentation concludes with glaze formulations, glazing, firing, and the search for a form language that expresses the individual are emphasized.

  • ART 4494 DRAWING III: BASIC

    ART 4494 Drawing III: Basic
    Prerequisite(s): ART 3398 or ART 3395 or ART 3396
    This course begins the final series of drawing courses. This course introduces students to more complex exercises using various drawing media and subject matter with emphasis on the human figure. Anatomical rendering, contour and value drawing are studies that will be utilized in the student’s ultimate development toward a personal approach to drawing.

  • ART 4495 DRAWING III: INTERMEDIATE

    ART 4495 Drawing III: Intermediate
    Prerequisite(s): ART 3394 or ART 3395 or ART 3396
    This course continues the final series of drawing courses. Students in this course will work on more complex drawing exercises using various media and subject matter with emphasis on the human figure. Anatomical rendering, contour and value drawing are studies that will be utilized in the student’s ultimate development toward a personal approach to drawing.

  • ART 4496 DRAWING III: ADVANCED

    ART 4496 Drawing III: Advanced
    Prerequisite(s): ART 3398 or ART 3395 or ART 3396
    This course completes the final series of drawing courses. Students in this course will continue to work on complex drawing exercises using various drawing media and subject matter with emphasis on the human figure. Anatomical rendering, contour and value drawing are studies that will be utilized in the student’s ultimate development toward a personal approach to drawing.

  • ART 4497 PAINTING III: BASIC

    ART 4497 Painting III: Basic
    Prerequisite(s): ART 3397 or ART 3398 or ART 3399
    This course begins the more complex series of studio experiences based on problems designed to acquaint the student with the possibilities of various painting media and approaches to painting. Students are encouraged to explore and develop a personal direction for their work.

  • ART 4498 PAINTING III: INTERMEDIATE

    ART 4498 Painting III: Intermediate
    Prerequisite(s): ART 3397 or ART 3398 or ART 3399
    This course continues the more complex series of studio experiences based on problems designed to acquaint the student with the possibilities of various painting media and approaches to painting. Students are encouraged to explore and develop a personal direction for their work.

  • ART 4499 PAINTING III:ADVANCED

    ART 4499 Painting III: Advanced
    Prerequisite(s): ART 3397 or ART 3398 or ART 3399
    This course concludes the more complex series of studio experiences based on problems designed to acquaint the student with the possibilities of various painting media and approaches to painting. Students are encouraged to explore and develop a personal direction for their work.

  • ART 5311 GRADUATE PAINTING I

    ART 5311 Graduate Painting I
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Graduate painting students will, in this introductory course, use a variety of painting processes including watercolor, oil, acrylic, and mixed media works to establish their central body of creative art. Interdisciplinary activities combining 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional processes will be acceptable. Students will be expected to continue their development toward a classical ability both in drawing and painting techniques and be prepared to explore thesis content in their painting activities.

  • ART 5312 GRADUATE PAINTING II

    ART 5312 Graduate Painting II
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Graduate painting students will, in this second level course, continue in their use of a variety of painting processes including watercolor, oil, acrylic, and mixed media works to establish their central body of creative art. Interdisciplinary activities combining 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional processes will be acceptable. Students will be expected to continue their development toward a classical ability both in drawing and painting techniques and be prepared to explore thesis content in their painting activities.

  • ART 5313 GRADUATE PAINTING III

    ART 5313 Graduate Painting III
    Prerequisite(s): ART 5311 and ART 5312
    Graduate painting students will, in this third level course, become more adept with a variety of painting processes including watercolor, oil, acrylic, and mixed media works to establish their central body of creative art. Interdisciplinary activities combining 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional processes will be acceptable. Students will be expected to continue their development toward a classical ability both in drawing and painting techniques and be prepared to explore thesis content in their painting activities.

  • ART 5314 GRADUATE PAINTING IV

    ART 5314 Graduate Painting IV
    Prerequisite(s): ART 5311 and ART 5312
    Graduate painting students will use a variety of painting processes including watercolor, oil, acrylic, and mixed media works to establish their central body of creative art. Interdisciplinary activities combining 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional processes will be acceptable. Students will be expected to continue their development toward a classical ability both in drawing and painting techniques and be prepared to explore their thesis content in painting activities. These courses in graduate painting focus on the development of an interdisciplinary professional discourse and creating works of art needed in order to master the fine art of painting. All activities of graduate painting are juxtaposed towards the creation of original works of art, which express the individual. These creative impulses are organized with the student through criticism by the professor. These critical thoughts lead towards the implementation of content and processes in the artists’ work. When developed the critical and spiritual path of discoveries required of any professional artist will be fully achieved.

  • ART 5321 GRADUATE DRAWING I

    ART 5321 Graduate Drawing I
    Prerequisite(s): None
    This course will introduce students to use the processes of wet and dry media, including watercolor, ink, charcoal, pastel, conte combined with new and experimental media including encaustic, rubbing, drawing ability, etc. Students will be expected to continue their development toward a classical ability drawing and be prepared to explore thesis content in their painting activities.

  • ART 5322 GRADUATE DRAWING II

    ART 5322 Graduate Drawing II
    Prerequisite(s): None
    This course will continue to introduce students to use the processes of wet and dry media, including watercolor, ink, charcoal, pastel, conte combined with new and experimental media including encaustic, rubbing, etc. Students will be expected to continue their development toward a classical ability drawing and be prepared to explore thesis content in their painting activities.

  • ART 5323 GRADUATE DRAWING III

    ART 5323 Graduate Drawing III
    Prerequisite(s): ART 5321 and ART 5322
    Students in this course will begin to become more adept in the use of processes of wet and dry media, including watercolor, ink, charcoal, pastel, conte combined with new and experimental media including encaustic, rubbing, etc. Students will be expected to continue their development toward a classical ability drawing and be prepared to explore thesis content in their painting activities.

  • ART 5324 GRADUATE DRAWING IV

    ART 5324 Graduate Drawing IV
    Prerequisite(s): ART 5321 and ART 5322
    This course will allow students to use the processes of wet and dry media, including watercolor, ink, charcoal, pastel, and conte combined with new and experimental media including encaustic, rubbing, etc. Students will be expected to continue their development toward a classical ability drawing and be prepared to explore thesis content in their painting activities.

  • ART 5331 GRADUATE CERAMICS I

    ART 5331 Graduate Ceramics I
    Prerequisite(s): None
    This course in Ceramics will require a high level of traditional skills in building 3-dimensional clay sculptural forms in addition to traditional ceramic techniques such as throwing, and hand-building. The course will combine experimental processes, glaze variations and clay body recipes for low and high range firing temperatures. Student’s work will begin to achieve a thematic focus by the end of the semester.

  • ART 5332 GRADUATE CERAMICS II

    ART 5332 Graduate Ceramics II
    Prerequisite(s): None
    This course in Ceramics will require a high level of traditional skills in building 3-dimensional clay sculptural forms in addition to traditional ceramic techniques such as throwing, and hand-building. The course will combine experimental processes, glaze variations and clay body recipes for low and high range firing temperatures. Student’s work will continue to achieve a thematic focus by the end of the semester.

  • ART 5333 GRADUATE CERAMICS III

    ART 5333 Graduate Ceramics III
    Prerequisite(s): ART 5331 and ART 5332
    This course in Ceramics will require a high level of traditional skills in building 3-dimensional clay sculptural forms in addition to traditional ceramic techniques such as throwing, and hand-building. The course will combine experimental processes, glaze variations and clay body recipes for low and high range firing temperatures. Student’s work will begin to develop a more mature thematic focus by the end of the semester.

  • ART 5334 GRADUATE CERAMICS IV

    ART 5334 Graduate Ceramics IV
    Prerequisite(s): ART 5331 and ART 5332
    This course combines, through experimental processes, glaze variations and clay body recipes for low and high range firing temperatures. This course will require a high level of traditional skills in building 3-dimensional clay sculptural forms in addition to traditional ceramic techniques such as throwing and hand-building. A student’s work is expected to achieve a thematic focus by the end of the semester.

  • ART 5341 GRADUATE SCULPTURE I

    ART 5341 Graduate Sculpture I
    Prerequisite(s): None
    In this graduate sculpture course, students will begin to learn how to translate drawings into 3-dimensional media such as steel, bronze, assemblage, found objects, wood, plaster, film, and installation including video and audio. Students will be expected to continue their development of drawing skills along with sculpture processes both subtractive and additive techniques. All techniques used in this course and the resulting projects culminate towards the student’s thesis content.

  • ART 5342 GRADUATE SCULPTURE II

    ART 5342 Graduate Sculpture II
    Prerequisite(s): None
    In this graduate sculpture course, students will begin to learn how to translate drawings into 3-dimensional media such as steel, bronze, assemblage, found objects, wood, plaster, film, and installation including video and audio. Students will be expected to continue their development of drawing skills along with sculpture processes both subtractive and additive techniques. All techniques used in this course and the resulting projects culminate towards the student’s thesis content.

  • ART 5343 GRADUATE SCULPTURE III

    ART 5343 Graduate Sculpture III
    Prerequisite(s): ART 5341 and ART 5342
    In this graduate sculpture course, students will begin to learn how to translate drawings into 3-dimensional media such as steel, bronze, assemblage, found objects, wood, plaster, film, and installation including video and audio. Students will be expected to continue their development of drawing skills along with sculpture processes both subtractive and additive techniques. All techniques used in this course and the resulting projects culminate towards the student’s thesis content.

  • ART 5344 GRADUATE SCULPTURE IV

    ART 5344 Graduate Sculpture IV
    Prerequisite(s): ART 5341 and ART 5342
    In this graduate sculpture course, students will begin to learn how to translate drawings into 3-dimensional media such as steel, bronze, assemblage, found objects, wood, plaster, film, and installation including video and audio. Students will be expected to continue their development of drawing skills along with sculpture processes both subtractive and additive techniques. All techniques used in this course and the resulting projects culminate towards the student’s thesis content.

  • ART 5351 GRADUATE PRINTMAKING I

    ART 5351 Graduate Printmaking I
    Prerequisite(s): None
    This course will allow a student to begin to explore in new ways one or more of the following drawing and printmaking techniques: etching, silkscreen, woodblock printing, intaglio, mono printing in the traditional and digital processes. Students will discover a personal voice in preparation for the development of their thesis content. Students are expected to have a working knowledge of printmaking techniques before enrolling.

  • ART 5352 GRADUATE PRINTMAKING II

    ART 5352 Graduate Printmaking II
    Prerequisite(s): None
    This course will allow a student to explore in new ways one or more of the following drawing and printmaking techniques: etching, silkscreen, woodblock printmaking, intaglio, mono printing in the traditional and digital processes. Students will discover a personal voice in preparation for the development of their thesis content.

  • ART 5353 GRADUATE PRINTMAKING III

    ART 5353 Graduate Printmaking III
    Prerequisite(s): ART 5351 and ART 5352
    This course will allow a student to continue to explore in new ways one or more of the following drawing and printmaking techniques: etching, silkscreen, woodblock printing, intaglio, mono printing in the traditional and digital processes. Students will discover a personal voice in preparation for the development of their thesis content.

  • ART 5354 GRADUATE PRINTMAKING IV

    ART 5354 Graduate Printmaking IV
    Prerequisite(s): ART 5351 and ART 5352
    This course will allow a student to begin to explore in new ways one or more of the following drawing and printmaking techniques: etching, silkscreen, woodblock printing, intaglio, mono printing in the traditional and digital processes. Students will discover a personal voice in preparation for the development of their thesis content. Students are expected to have a working knowledge of printmaking techniques before enrolling.

  • ART 5381 SPECIAL TOP/INDEPENDENT STUDY

    ART 5381 Special Topics/Independent Study
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Topics are selected on basis of student need and academic qualifications of staff. If regular lectures are not given, a minimum of 30 hours of work for each hour credit must be included.

  • ART 6315 GRADUATE PAINTING V

    ART 6315 Graduate Painting V
    Prerequisite(s): ART 5311 and ART 5312 and ART 5313 and ART 5314
    Graduate painting students will use a variety of painting processes including watercolor, oil, acrylic, and mixed media works to establish their central body of creative art. Interdisciplinary activities combining 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional processes will be acceptable. Students will be expected to continue their development toward a classical ability both in drawing and painting techniques and be prepared to explore their thesis content in painting activities. These courses in graduate painting focus on the development of an interdisciplinary professional discourse and creating works of art needed in order to master the fine art of painting. All activities of graduate painting are juxtaposed towards the creation of original works of art, which express the individual. These creative impulses are organized with the student through criticism by the professor. These critical thoughts lead towards the implementation of content and processes in the artists’ work. When developed the critical and spiritual path of discoveries required of any professional artist will be fully achieved.

  • ART 6316 GRADUATE PAINTING VI

    ART 6316 Graduate Painting VI
    Prerequisite(s): ART 5311 and ART 5312 and ART 5313 and ART 5314
    Graduate painting students will use a variety of painting processes including watercolor, oil, acrylic, and mixed media works to establish their central body of creative art. Interdisciplinary activities combining 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional processes will be acceptable. Students will be expected to continue their development toward a classical ability both in drawing and painting techniques and be prepared to explore their thesis content in painting activities. These courses in graduate painting focus on the development of an interdisciplinary professional discourse and creating works of art needed in order to master the fine art of painting. All activities of graduate painting are juxtaposed towards the creation of original works of art, which express the individual. These creative impulses are organized with the student through criticism by the professor. These critical thoughts lead towards the implementation of content and processes in the artists’ work. When developed the critical and spiritual path of discoveries required of any professional artist will be fully achieved.

  • ART 6317 GRADUATE PAINTING VII

    ART 6317 Graduate Painting VII
    Prerequisite(s): ART 5311 and ART 5312 and ART 5313 and ART 5314 and ART 6315 and ART 6316
    Graduate painting students will use a variety of painting processes including watercolor, oil, acrylic, and mixed media works to establish their central body of creative art. Interdisciplinary activities combining 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional processes will be acceptable. Students will be expected to continue their development toward a classical ability both in drawing and painting techniques and be prepared to explore their thesis content in painting activities. These courses in graduate painting focus on the development of an interdisciplinary professional discourse and creating works of art needed in order to master the fine art of painting. All activities of graduate painting are juxtaposed towards the creation of original works of art, which express the individual. These creative impulses are organized with the student through criticism by the professor. These critical thoughts lead towards the implementation of content and processes in the artists’ work. When developed the critical and spiritual path of discoveries required of any professional artist will be fully achieved.

  • ART 6318 GRADUATE PAINTING VIII

    ART 6318 Graduate Painting VIII
    Prerequisite(s): ART 5311 and ART 5312 and ART 5313 and ART 5314 and ART 6315 and ART 6316
    Graduate painting students will use a variety of painting processes including watercolor, oil, acrylic, and mixed media works to establish their central body of creative art. Interdisciplinary activities combining 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional processes will be acceptable. Students will be expected to continue their development toward a classical ability both in drawing and painting techniques and be prepared to explore their thesis content in painting activities. These courses in graduate painting focus on the development of an interdisciplinary professional discourse and creating works of art needed in order to master the fine art of painting. All activities of graduate painting are juxtaposed towards the creation of original works of art, which express the individual. These creative impulses are organized with the student through criticism by the professor. These critical thoughts lead towards the implementation of content and processes in the artists’ work. When developed the critical and spiritual path of discoveries required of any professional artist will be fully achieved.

  • ART 6325 GRADUATE DRAWING V

    ART 6325 Graduate Drawing IV
    Prerequisite(s): ART 5321 and ART 5322 and ART 5323 and ART 5324
    This course will allow students to use the processes of wet and dry media, including watercolor, ink, charcoal, pastel, and conte combined with new and experimental media including encaustic, rubbing, etc. Students will be expected to continue their development toward a classical ability drawing and be prepared to explore thesis content in their painting activities.

  • ART 6326 GRADUATE DRAWING VI

    ART 6326 Graduate Drawing VI
    Prerequisite(s): ART 5321 and ART 5322 and ART 5323 and ART 5324
    This course will allow students to use the processes of wet and dry media, including watercolor, ink, charcoal, pastel, and conte combined with new and experimental media including encaustic, rubbing, etc. Students will be expected to continue their development toward a classical ability drawing and be prepared to explore thesis content in their painting activities.

  • ART 6327 GRADUATE DRAWING VII

    ART 6327 Graduate Drawing VII
    Prerequisite(s): ART 5321 and ART 5322 and ART 5323 and ART 5324 and ART 6325 and ART 6326
    This course will allow students to use the processes of wet and dry media, including watercolor, ink, charcoal, pastel, and conte combined with new and experimental media including encaustic, rubbing, etc. Students will be expected to continue their development toward a classical ability drawing and be prepared to explore thesis content in their painting activities.

  • ART 6328 GRADUATE DRAWING VIII

    ART 6328 Graduate Drawing VIII
    Prerequisite(s): ART 5321 and ART 5322 and ART 5323 and ART 5324 and ART 6325 and ART 6326
    This course will allow students to use the processes of wet and dry media, including watercolor, ink, charcoal, pastel, and conte combined with new and experimental media including encaustic, rubbing, etc. Students will be expected to continue their development toward a classical ability drawing and be prepared to explore thesis content in their painting activities.

  • ART 6335 GRADUATE CERAMICS V

    ART 6335 Graduate Ceramics V
    Prerequisite(s): ART 5331 and ART 5332 and ART 5333 and ART 5334
    This course combines, through experimental processes, glaze variations and clay body recipes for low and high range firing temperatures. This course will require a high level of traditional skills in building 3-dimensional clay sculptural forms in addition to traditional ceramic techniques such as throwing and hand-building. A student’s work is expected to achieve a thematic focus by the end of the semester.

  • ART 6336 GRADUATE CERAMICS VI

    ART 6336 Graduate Ceramics VI
    Prerequisite(s): ART 5331 and ART 5332 and ART 5333 and ART 5334
    This course combines, through experimental processes, glaze variations and clay body recipes for low and high range firing temperatures. This course will require a high level of traditional skills in building 3-dimensional clay sculptural forms in addition to traditional ceramic techniques such as throwing and hand-building. A student’s work is expected to achieve a thematic focus by the end of the semester.

  • ART 6337 GRADUATE CERAMICS VII

    ART 6337 Graduate Ceramics VII
    Prerequisite(s): ART 5331 and ART 5332 and ART 5333 and ART 5334 and ART 6335 and ART 6336
    This course combines, through experimental processes, glaze variations and clay body recipes for low and high range firing temperatures. This course will require a high level of traditional skills in building 3-dimensional clay sculptural forms in addition to traditional ceramic techniques such as throwing and hand-building. A student’s work is expected to achieve a thematic focus by the end of the semester.

  • ART 6338 GRADUATE CERAMICS VIII

    ART 6338 Graduate Ceramics VIII
    Prerequisite(s): ART 5331 and ART 5332 and ART 5333 and ART 5334 and ART 6335 and ART 6336
    This course combines, through experimental processes, glaze variations and clay body recipes for low and high range firing temperatures. This course will require a high level of traditional skills in building 3-dimensional clay sculptural forms in addition to traditional ceramic techniques such as throwing and hand-building. A student’s work is expected to achieve a thematic focus by the end of the semester.

  • ART 6345 GRADUATE SCULPTURE V

    ART 6345 Graduate Sculpture V
    Prerequisite(s): ART 5341 and ART 5342 and ART 5343 and ART 5344
    In this graduate sculpture course, students will begin to become more adept in learning how to translate drawings into 3-dimensional media such as steel, bronze, assemblage, found objects, wood, plaster, film, and installation including video and audio. Students will be expected to continue their development of a high level of drawing skill and materials and methods of sculpture both subtractive and additive techniques. All techniques used in this course and the resulting projects culminate towards each student’s thesis content.

  • ART 6346 GRADUATE SCULPTURE VI

    ART 6346 Graduate Sculpture VI
    Prerequisite(s): ART 5341 and ART 5342 and ART 5343 and ART 5344
    In this graduate sculpture course, students will begin to become more adept in learning how to translate drawings into 3-dimensional media such as steel, bronze, assemblage, found objects, wood, plaster, film, and installation including video and audio. Students will be expected to continue their development of a high level of drawing skill and materials and methods of sculpture both subtractive and additive techniques. All techniques used in this course and the resulting projects culminate towards each student’s thesis content.

  • ART 6347 GRADUATE SCULPTURE VII

    ART 6347 Graduate Sculpture VII
    Prerequisite(s): ART 5341 and ART 5342 and ART 5343 and ART 5344 and ART 6345 and ART 6346
    In this graduate sculpture course, students will begin to become more adept in learning how to translate drawings into 3-dimensional media such as steel, bronze, assemblage, found objects, wood, plaster, film, and installation including video and audio. Students will be expected to continue their development of a high level of drawing skill and materials and methods of sculpture both subtractive and additive techniques. All techniques used in this course and the resulting projects culminate towards each student’s thesis content.

  • ART 6348 GRADUATE SCULPTURE VIII

    ART 6348 Graduate Sculpture VIII
    Prerequisite(s): ART 5341 and ART 5342 and ART 5343 and ART 5344 and ART 6345 and ART 6346
    In this graduate sculpture course, students will begin to become more adept in learning how to translate drawings into 3-dimensional media such as steel, bronze, assemblage, found objects, wood, plaster, film, and installation including video and audio. Students will be expected to continue their development of a high level of drawing skill and materials and methods of sculpture both subtractive and additive techniques. All techniques used in this course and the resulting projects culminate towards each student’s thesis content.

  • ART 6352 GRADUATE DRAWING V

    ART 6352 Graduate Drawing V
    Prerequisite(s): ART 5321 and ART 5322 and ART 5323 and ART 5324
    This course will allow students to use the processes of wet and dry media, including watercolor, ink, charcoal, pastel, cont? combined with new and experimental media including encaustic, rubbing etc. Students will be expected to continue their development toward a for classical ability drawing and be prepared to explore thesis content in their painting activities.

  • ART 6355 GRADUATE PRINTMAKING V

    ART 6355 Graduate Printmaking V
    Prerequisite(s): ART 5351 and ART 5352 and ART 5353 and ART 5354
    This course will allow a student to begin to explore in new ways one or more of the following drawing and printmaking techniques: etching, silkscreen, woodblock printing, intaglio, mono printing in the traditional and digital processes. Students will discover a personal voice in preparation for the development of their thesis content. Students are expected to have a working knowledge of printmaking techniques before enrolling.

  • ART 6356 GRADUATE PRINTMAKING VI

    ART 6356 Graduate Printmaking VI
    Prerequisite(s): ART 5351 and ART 5352 and ART 5353 and ART 5354
    This course will allow a student to begin to explore in new ways one or more of the following drawing and printmaking techniques: etching, silkscreen, woodblock printing, intaglio, mono printing in the traditional and digital processes. Students will discover a personal voice in preparation for the development of their thesis content. Students are expected to have a working knowledge of printmaking techniques before enrolling.

  • ART 6357 GRADUATE PRINTMAKING VII

    ART 6357 Graduate Printmaking VII
    Prerequisite(s): ART 5351 and ART 5352 and ART 5353 and ART 5354 and ART 6355 and ART 6356
    This course will allow a student to begin to explore in new ways one or more of the following drawing and printmaking techniques: etching, silkscreen, woodblock printing, intaglio, mono printing in the traditional and digital processes. Students will discover a personal voice in preparation for the development of their thesis content. Students are expected to have a working knowledge of printmaking techniques before enrolling.

  • ART 6358 GRADUATE PRINTMAKING VIII

    ART 6358 Graduate Printmaking VIII
    Prerequisite(s): ART 5351 and ART 5352 and ART 5353 and ART 5354 and ART 6355 and ART 6356
    This course will allow a student to begin to explore in new ways one or more of the following drawing and printmaking techniques: etching, silkscreen, woodblock printing, intaglio, mono printing in the traditional and digital processes. Students will discover a personal voice in preparation for the development of their thesis content. Students are expected to have a working knowledge of printmaking techniques before enrolling.

  • ART 6361 GRAD GALLERY/MUSEUM PRACTICE I

    ART 6361 Graduate Gallery and Museum Practices I
    Prerequisite(s): None
    This Gallery and Museum Practices course will begin to introduce the MFA student to a conceptual and practical understanding of art exhibitions and their importance in the careers of visual artists, as well as their contributions to contemporary society. Visits to Houston area museums and galleries will be an important component of this course. Lectures will be offered on the history of fine art venues from the late 19th century to the present.

  • ART 6362 GRAD GALLERY/MUSEUM PRAC II

    ART 6362 Graduate Gallery and Museum Practices II
    Prerequisite(s): None
    This Gallery and Museum Practices course will provide the MFA student with a conceptual and practical understanding of art exhibitions and their importance in the careers of visual artists, as well as their contributions to contemporary society. Visits to Houston area museums and galleries will be an important component of this course. Lectures will be offered on the history of fine art venues from the late 19th century to the present.

  • ART 6363 GRAD GALLERY/MUSEUM PRAC III

    ART 6363 Graduate Gallery and Museum Practices III
    Prerequisite(s): None
    This Gallery and Museum Practices course will provide the MFA student with a more sophisticated conceptual and practical understanding of art exhibitions and their importance in the careers of visual artists, as well as their contributions to contemporary society. Visits to Houston area museums and galleries will be an important component of this course. Lectures will be offered on the history of fine art venues from the late 19th century to the present.

  • ART 6364 GRAD GALLERY/MUSEUM PRAC IV

    ART 6364 Graduate Gallery and Museum Practices IV
    Prerequisite(s): None
    This Gallery and Museum Practices course will provide the MFA student with a more sophisticated conceptual and practical understanding of art exhibitions and their importance in the careers of visual artists, as well as their contributions to contemporary society. Visits to Houston area museums and galleries will be an important component of this course. Lectures will be offered on the history of fine art venues from the late 19th century to the present.

  • ART 6365 EXPER DIGIT METHD/MATERIALS V

    ART 6365 Graduate Experimental Digital Methods and Materials V
    Prerequisite(s): ART 5361 and ART 5362 and ART 5363 and ART 5364
    These courses will enhance the fine arts studio experience by integrating experimental digital tools. Starting with simple and practical image editing and correction, the student quickly branches out into using the computer as another important tool in creating art. Course topics may include: working with digital photography, digital drawing and painting, 3D software, sound art, video art and the technology behind installation art. The students will research the history of movements within digital art (Generative Art, glitch, Datamoshing, etc.) They will explore the virtual tools and materials that state-of-the-art digital media has to offer. These cutting-edge programs (including Painter, Illustrator, Photoshop, After Effects, Ableton Live, etc.) provide an amazing variety of flexible and expressive possibilities. These digital studio courses are designed to integrate with the hands-on studio experience. Opening new dynamic, creative directions for the student as they develop their thesis.

  • ART 6366 EXPER DIGIT METHD/MATERIALS VI

    ART 6366 Graduate Experimental Digital Methods and Materials VI
    Prerequisite(s): ART 5361 and ART 5362 and ART 5363 and ART 5364
    These courses will enhance the fine arts studio experience by integrating experimental digital tools. Starting with simple and practical image editing and correction, the student quickly branches out into using the computer as another important tool in creating art. Course topics may include: working with digital photography, digital drawing and painting, 3D software, sound art, video art and the technology behind installation art. The students will research the history of movements within digital art (Generative Art, glitch, Datamoshing, etc.) They will explore the virtual tools and materials that state-of-the-art digital media has to offer. These cutting-edge programs (including Painter, Illustrator, Photoshop, After Effects, Ableton Live, etc.) provide an amazing variety of flexible and expressive possibilities. These digital studio courses are designed to integrate with the hands-on studio experience. Opening new dynamic, creative directions for the student as they develop their thesis.

  • ART 6367 EXPER DIGIT METHD/MATRIALS VII

    ART 6367 Graduate Experimental Digital Methods and Materials VII
    Prerequisite(s): ART 5361 and ART 5362 and ART 5363 and ART 5364 and ART 6365 and ART 6366
    These courses will enhance the fine arts studio experience by integrating experimental digital tools. Starting with simple and practical image editing and correction, the student quickly branches out into using the computer as another important tool in creating art. Course topics may include: working with digital photography, digital drawing and painting, 3D software, sound art, video art and the technology behind installation art. The students will research the history of movements within digital art (Generative Art, glitch, Datamoshing, etc.) They will explore the virtual tools and materials that state-of-the-art digital media has to offer. These cutting-edge programs (including Painter, Illustrator, Photoshop, After Effects, Ableton Live, etc.) provide an amazing variety of flexible and expressive possibilities. These digital studio courses are designed to integrate with the hands-on studio experience. Opening new dynamic, creative directions for the student as they develop their thesis.

  • ART 6368 EXPER DIGIT METHD/MATERLS VIII

    ART 6368 Graduate Experimental Digital Methods and Materials VIII
    Prerequisite(s): ART 5361 and ART 5362 and ART 5363 and ART 5364 and ART 6365 and ART 6366
    These courses will enhance the fine arts studio experience by integrating experimental digital tools. Starting with simple and practical image editing and correction, the student quickly branches out into using the computer as another important tool in creating art. Course topics may include: working with digital photography, digital drawing and painting, 3D software, sound art, video art and the technology behind installation art. The students will research the history of movements within digital art (Generative Art, glitch, Datamoshing, etc.) They will explore the virtual tools and materials that state-of-the-art digital media has to offer. These cutting-edge programs (including Painter, Illustrator, Photoshop, After Effects, Ableton Live, etc.) provide an amazing variety of flexible and expressive possibilities. These digital studio courses are designed to integrate with the hands-on studio experience. Opening new dynamic, creative directions for the student as they develop their thesis.

  • ART 6381 SPECIAL TOP/INDEPENDENT STUDY

    ART 6381 Special Topics/Independent Study
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Topics are selected on basis of student need and academic qualifications of staff. If regular lectures are not given, a minimum of 30 hours of work for each hour credit must be included.

  • ART 6388 WRITING ABOUT ART

    ART 6388 Writing About Art
    Prerequisite(s): None
    The Master of Fine Arts course Writing About Art explores written documents and taped interviews by modern and contemporary artists and critics. This course differs from those that explore art historical movements in that a primary focus is on the written and verbal statements by individual artists whether or not they agree with art historical canons. The writings are an extension of the visual artist?s studio life, with the course being organized to explore the artist as correspondent, aesthetic statesman, critic, and collaborator. MFA students will be required to keep a journal of their own writings, as well as participate in the seminar style discussions of the assigned readings.

  • ART 6399 THESIS/PORTFOLIO PREPARATION

    ART 6399 Graduate Thesis/ Portfolio Development
    Prerequisite(s): None
    All MFA graduate studio majors will, in this course, coordinate their thesis writing and body of art created during their MFA period of study preparing both for their Thesis MFA professional exhibition. Each student will work with their graduate committee chair, as primary instructor for this final seminar course during their last semester. The professor and candidate will work together to ensure the best possible portfolio development. Work that has already been started relating to the student’s individual thesis writing and creative oeuvre will be coordinated and edited during the duration of this course. Satisfactory approval of both the Art faculty and the UAC Gallery director are needed prior to any MFA thesis exhibition, public MFA presentation lecture and oral thesis defense.