BA in Art - Emphasis in Art History

The Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Art with an emphasis in Art History is a one hundred twenty (120) hour degree program. This program allows the student to develop an understanding of the history of art through a variety of classes. The BA in Art History provides a foundation in both studio art and art history, as well as a number of specialized upper-level classes. Additionally, the degree allows the student to pursue a minor in another field if they desire. At the completion of the program, the student will be well versed in the history of art and prepared to begin a career in the arts or for further study in graduate school. Understanding the basic terminologies and styles present in cultures throughout the world, the BA in Art History stresses the development of critical thinking skills, while helping students to develop the formal and contextual skills needed to engage in art historical discussions.

Program Information

Students are required to have a C or above in all requirements to maintain good standing in the program. 

Academic Performance and Retention

The Department of Art reserves the right to discontinue enrollment of art major students at any time if satisfactory academic progress is not being made. Students who have accumulated three unsatisfactory grades (U, F or D,) in studio art or design courses taken for college credit at Texas A&M University-Commerce or elsewhere will not be permitted to continue, be readmitted, or graduate with a major in studio art or design. Courses in which a grade below the minimum is received may only be repeated once.

Core Curriculum Courses
See the Core Curriculum Requirements42
Required Courses
GLB/History of Art I *
GLB/History of Art II *
ART 110Drawing I3
PHO 111Introduction to Digital Media3
Plus 3sh from:3
Two-Dimensional Design and Color Theory
Drawing II
Three-Dimensional Design & Color Theory
Art History Courses
ART 306GLB/History of Ancient Art3
ART 318GLB/History of Medieval Art3
ART 334GLB/Topics in Renaissance Art3
ART 336GLB/Topics in Baroque Art3
ART 338GLB/Topics in Non-Western Art3
ART 404GLB/History of Contemporary Art3
ART 405History of Modern Art3
ART 482Theories and Methods3
Art History Electives12
Select 12sh from the following:
History of Photography
GLB/Women and Art
GLB/History of Architecture
GLB/History of Graphic Design
History of New Media
History of Advertising and Consumerism
Special Topics
Required Support Courses12
A minor in another area OR 12sh outside Art from:
US-World Cultures: Perspectives from Anthropology
US-Aesthetics
History and Aesthetics of Film
GLB/Music History I
GLB/Music History II
any two 300 or 400 level courses in History
Foreign Language
completion of at least 12 semester hours **12
Required Electives
Electives required to meet minimum program hours9
Total Hours120
*

This course will satisfy the Core Curriculum requirement.

**

Completion of at least 12 semester hours (4 courses) in one foreign language, or 6 sh above the elementary courses if 2 units of high school credit in the language have been submitted as a part of the regular university admission requirements, or complete 3 semester hours if he presents 3 or 4 high school credits.

ART 110 - Drawing I
Hours: 3
(3 Lecture, 3 Lab) The development of perceptual and descriptive skills through an introduction to a variety of drawing media, techniques and subject matter.

ART 111 - Two-Dimensional Design and Color Theory
Hours: 3
(3 Lecture, 3 Lab) An exploration of the fundamental elements and organizing principles of two-dimensional design.

ART 112 - Drawing II
Hours: 3
(3 Lecture, 3 Lab) A continuation of Drawing I, this course reinforces basic rendering skills and introduces additional drawing media and techniques. Emphasis is placed on the development of expressive and conceptual capabilities.

ART 140 - Three-Dimensional Design & Color Theory
Hours: 3
(3 lecture/3 lab) Students tackle a variety of challenging 3-D Design projects while expanding upon their knowledge of color theory. Students will consider craftsmanship, color and texture while completing projects that involve prototype making and invention, product parameters and marketing, shape, scale and material construction.

ART 141 - Intro to Shop Safety
Hours: 1
Introduction to Practical Woodworking Applications and Woodshop Safety - One semester hour. Students are introduced to woodshop tools, methods and shop safety practices. In the process of learning how to use the shop and tools safely and effectively, students will complete basic projects that will assist them in future, more advanced studio classes. Such projects include frame, stretcher, pedestal and shelf building. All students must complete this course prior to taking upper-level art courses in order to gain access to the woodshop.

ART 211 - Introduction to Visual Communication
Hours: 3
An introduction to visual communication in computer based electronic media. Emphasis on typography, design, and visual concept development through software application methods and techniques.

ART 213 - Figure Drawing
Hours: 3
(3 lecture, 3 studio) The solving of total compositional problems, through drawing media. Emphasis is placed upon the figure, with additional concentration upon other subject matter and nonobjective image-making.

ART 227 - Sophomore Studio: Introduction to Painting
Hours: 3
(3 lecture, 3 studio) Introduction to the fundamentals of painting with an expanded practical investigation of color interactions beyond the basics introduced in Two-Dimensional Design and Three-Dimensional Design. Exploration of traditional and contemporary techniques and methodologies through a variety of subjects including still life, figure, self-portrait and landscape from direct observation or imagination

ART 240 - Sophomore Studio: Introduction to Sculpture
Hours: 3
(3 lecture, 3 studio) This course provides an introductory exposure to woodworking, moldmaking and casting. Students will learn basic methods and techniques while discussing how specific mediums and processes are being used in a sculptural and art making context. Gallery and museum visits will be incorporated into the class as students research and discuss the work of contemporary artists.

ART 250 - Sophomore Studio: Introduction to Ceramics
Hours: 3
(3 lecture, 3 studio) This course provides an introductory exposure to the history of ceramics and a beginning level experience in the use of clay as a fine art medium. Forming techniques, surface development and glazing, and kiln firing practices will be introduced. Both the functional and sculptural ceramic traditions will be explored.

ART 300 - Typography
Hours: 4
This course emphasizes the utilization of type design in the broader arenas of printed and electronic media. Initial emphasis is placed on hand-eye skills and accurate visual judgments, while later topics include letter-spacing, overall visual order, positive/negative space, and historical and original usage of type design and design concepts. Students will sometimes work in groups to simulate the team efforts found among professionals in Visual Communication. Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.

ART 305 - Integrated Arts for Elem Teach
Hours: 3
Integrated Arts for Elementary Teachers. Three semester hours. (Same as MUS 305 and THE 305) This course is designed to introduce students to various creative theatre, visual, and musical arts content and experiences in the elementary school classroom.

ART 306 - GLB/History of Ancient Art
Hours: 3
History of the visual arts in the ancient world comprising the civilizations of The Near East, Egypt, Greece, and Rome. Emphasis on the study of art within historical and cultural contexts. Prerequisites: Completion of ART 1303 or 1304 with a grade of a C or better.

ART 309 - Digital Imaging and Motion for Visual Communication
Hours: 4
An introduction to the digital manipulation of a variety of image types. Students will learn the preparation and application of images for use with print, motion and web-based applications. Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.

ART 310 - Electronic Media and Methods
Hours: 4
The study of electronic media combined with a variety of methods for visual communication comprehensive solutions. Students will learn skills for artifact building from computer application to advanced fabrication processes as applied to packaging, multi-page and promotional visual communication projects with intent of developing industry knowledge for design execution. Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.

ART 311 - User Experience in Multimedia
Hours: 4
Students explore how design is used to guide user experience, build an understanding of behavior, choices and how design interfaces with them through the authoring of multimedia projects. Prerequisites: ART 300, 309, 310 with a minimum grade of C.

ART 312 - Web and Mobile Development
Hours: 4
An introduction to the production of web and mobile media solutions. Students will learn to author projects with audience interaction as the goal through the study of typography, navigation, interface, information architecture and the basics of programming. Prerequisites: ART 300, 309, 310 with a minimum grade of C.

ART 313 - 2 -D Animation
Hours: 4
This course develops skills in basic two dimensional animation techniques. Students focus on the production of animated assets for use in a variety of platforms. Prerequisites: ART 300, 309, 310 with a minimum grade of C.

ART 316 - Advanced Drawing
Hours: 3
(3 Lecture, 3 Lab) Emphasis on experimental and individually based, expressive statements using drawing media. A variety of subjects, including the figure, will be used. Prerequisites: ART 1303, ART 1304, ART 111, ART 112.

ART 317 - Three-Dimensional Imaging
Hours: 4
This course focuses on 3D modeling. Students will develop the skill sets involved in creating 3D artifacts for use in various media. Prerequisites: ART 365 or permission of the instructor.

ART 318 - GLB/History of Medieval Art
Hours: 3
History of the visual arts in Europe and Byzantium in the Middle Ages. The course begins with the origins of Christian art in the Roman Empire and concludes with the art of the Gothic Age. Prerequisites: Completion of ART 1303 or 1304 with a grade of a C or better.

ART 320 - Airbrush Painting
Hours: 3
(3 lecture, 3 studio) Introduction to fundamentals of painting with an airbrush, and operation and maintenance of the basic airbrush with an emphasis on fine arts applications. Stencils, frisket, and freehand techniques are explored. Prerequisites: ART 1303, ART 1304, ART 111.

ART 321 - Watercolor I
Hours: 3
(3 lecture, 3 studio) Exploration of a variety of traditional and contemporary experimental watercolor processes and concepts. Ongoing evaluation of development of personal expression. Prerequisites: ART 1303 and ART 1304. Or permission of instructor.

ART 326 - Painting II: Introduction to Basic Concepts in Painting
Hours: 3
(3 lecture, 3 studio) Exploration of traditional and contemporary techniques and methodologies through a variety of subjects including still life, landscape, the figure and imagination. Prerequisites: ART 1303, ART 1304, ART 111, ART 140, ART 227, or permission of instructor.

ART 330 - Printmaking
Hours: 3
(3 Lecture, 3 Lab) A technical and conceptual exploration of fine art printmaking that may include relief, intaglio, planographic, and stencil processes and collographic prints. Emphasis is placed on the development of the student's personal expression. Screenprinting may be a follow-up for the course. Prerequisites: ART 1303 and ART 1304. Or permission of instructor.

ART 331 - Screenprinting
Hours: 3
(3 Lecture, 3 Lab) A technical and conceptual exploration of fine art printmaking using screenprinting techniques. Emphasis is placed on the development of the student's personal expression. Prerequisites: ART 1303 and ART 1304. Or permission of instructor.

ART 332 - Printmaking II
Hours: 3
(3 Lecture, 3 Lab) This course is intended for students who have previous experience with printmaking and wish to continue exploring various print media. It is also open to those who wish to work independently on printmaking projects or would like to incorporate printmaking into other media. Monoprinting, etching, and all kinds of relief printing are covered in this course with an emphasis on experimentation and idea development. Students will work with color, choose their own subject matter, and will be instructed in the non-hazardous use of printmaking materials. Prerequisites: ART 330. Or permission of instructor.

ART 333 - GLB/History of Photography
Hours: 3
History of Photography - Three semester hours. An examination of the scientific and aesthetic history of photography from its origins to the present. Emphasis is placed on early processes, the pioneers of photography, photography as a visual art and developments in modern photography. Media, trends, and the work of photographers are analyzed. Prerequisites: Completion of ART 1303 or 1304 with a grade of a C or better.

ART 334 - GLB/Topics in Renaissance Art
Hours: 3
Examines specific topics in painting, sculpture, and architecture in Western Europe from the end of the 13th to the late 16th Century. Prerequisites: Completion of ART 1303 or 1304 with a grade of a C or better.

ART 336 - GLB/Topics in Baroque Art
Hours: 3
Explores topics in art from 1600 to 1750 across Western Europe, which will be examined in terms of historical context, formal content, and cultural developments. Prerequisites: Completion of ART 1303 or 1304 with a grade of a C or better.

ART 338 - GLB/Topics in Non-Western Art
Hours: 3
Art will be presented as an integral aspect of culture, focusing on areas such as China, Japan, Africa, Oceania, Native America, and pre-Columbian Mexico and Central and South America. Aesthetic appreciation will be enhanced through a presentation of various philosophies, customs and values. Prerequisites: Completion of ART 1303 or 1304 with a grade of a C or better.

ART 340 - Sculpture I A
Hours: 3
(3 Lecture, 3 Lab) Students will be introduced to fabric and video as sculptural mediums while learning basic patterning, sewing, camera and editing techniques. Additionally, students will study the role of public and performance art by researching and discussing a variety of contemporary artists who use this exhibition format to communicate ideas. Museum and gallery trips will be incorporated into this class. Prerequisites: ART 140.

ART 341 - Sculpture I B
Hours: 3
(3 Lecture, 3 Lab) Students will use metal as a sculptural medium as they are introduced to basic welding and cutting techniques. Additionally, students will begin to study kinetic sculpture by creating motor and handle-operated cam and pulley systems as an introduction to making mechanical and electro-mechanical systems. Students will study the role of kinetic art by researching and discussing a variety of contemporary artists who use this approach to communicate ideas. Museum and gallery trips will be incorporated into this class. Prerequisites: ART 140.

ART 350 - Ceramics I
Hours: 3
(3 lecture/3 studio) An exploration of ceramic techniques, processes, and concepts pertinent to the use of clay as a fine art medium. The focus of the course is on the ceramic vessel as functional form and as a vehicle for creative expression. Handbuilding, wheelthrowing, surface options including slip and glaze, and experience in firing kilns will be covered. Clay body and glaze formulation will be introduced. Prerequisites: ART 1303, ART 1304, and ART 250. Or permission of instructor.

ART 360 - Creative Thinking
Hours: 4
Students will explore a variety of approaches to conceptual solutions based in visual communication. An introduction to user experience, information visualization, and advanced color theory for communicating effective and unique solutions. Identifying a creative mindset through research and writing will help provide the tools and skills for bringing creative content to different media.Prerequisites: ART 300, 309, and 310 with a minimum grade of C.

ART 365 - Design Communications I
Hours: 4
Introduction to, and resolution of, design problems, including logos, letterheads, billboards, and ad campaigns. Emphasis upon creative solutions and conceptual thinking. Prerequisite: ART 300, 309 and 310 with a minimum grade of C.

ART 380 - Experimental Concepts
Hours: 3
(3 lecture/3 studio) In-depth experimentation with concepts that address the creative process. Media selection is up to the individual students with the intent of arriving at innovative and effective individual expressions that explore the relevant concepts.

ART 389 - Independent Study
Hours: 1-4

ART 397 - Special Topics
Hours: 0-4

ART 403 - Practicum in Art
Hours: 3
Practicum in Art. Three semester hours This course prepares students for the job market in the visual arts through exercises in resumé writing, artist's statements, and grant writing. It also provides information to help students in compiling and organizing portfolios, presenting slide lectures, entering into gallery and sales contracts, and understanding copyright and IRS laws. Generally to be offered every third semester.

ART 404 - GLB/History of Contemporary Art
Hours: 3
This course considers criticism, theory, styles, processes and other issues relevant to an understanding of art since 1960. Prerequisites: Completion of ART 1303 or 1304 with a grade of a C or better. Crosslisted with: ARTS 539.

ART 405 - History Of Modern Art
Hours: 3-4
History of Modern Art. Three semester hours. This course surveys the major developments in the visual arts of Europe and North America from the latter half of the nineteenth century to the 1960s. Prerequisites: Completion of ART 1303 or 1304 with a grade of a C or better.

ART 407 - GLB/History of Graphic Design
Hours: 3
A survey of the evolution of graphic arts as they relate to the history of art. Topics include formal, stylistic, social, political, economic, and historical aspects. Emphasis on art movements, schools of thought, individuals, and technology as they interrelate with graphic arts.

ART 408 - History of Advertising and Consumerism
Hours: 3
This course is designed to give a broad overview of the nature of a consumerist society. Lectures will explore the history, causes, and types of consumerism, the significance of some purchase categories, America’s evolving definition of “the good life,” the impact of advertising, and the role of the individual in this complex socio-economic dynamic.

ART 409 - History of New Media
Hours: 3
A survey of the technology, ideas, and movements of new media as used in visual communication. Course focuses on new media technologies in historical and social contexts.

ART 410 - Animation Application
Hours: 4
Students learn the different applications for animation. Students explore industry concepts in a variety of environments. Prerequisites: ART 317 and 365 with a minimum grade of C.

ART 411 - Advanced User Experience in Multimedia
Hours: 4
An advanced study of multimedia projects and mobile apps with the incorporation and understanding of positive user experience. Students apply authoring techniques to incorporate digital imagery, audio and video into a interactive solutions. Prerequisites: ART 365 and 311 with a minimum grade of C.

ART 412 - Video in Visual Communication
Hours: 4
An introduction to video for the use of story telling to create conceptual solutions for various environments. This course explores video in the context of visual communication with attention paid to understanding scripts, storyboarding, casting, and location scouting. Students learn basic videography skills and editing techniques reflective of the industry to produce short videos. The goal is to incorporate video components into advanced course projects. Prerequisites: ART 365 with a minimum grade of C.

ART 414 - Motion Graphics
Hours: 4
Exploration of linear animation. Students will learn the basics of how to composite multiple assets and apply special effects over a time sequence. Students learn authoring techniques to incorporate digital imagery, audio and video into their conceptual solutions. Prerequisites: ART 365 with a minimum grade of C.

ART 416 - Advanced Motion Graphics
Hours: 4
Advanced creation of projects involving motion graphics. Students learn advanced techniques for the integration of 2-D, 3-D and special effects into motion graphics. Concepts and solutions focus on gaming, web and mobile devices. Prerequisites: ART 414 with a minimum grade of C.

ART 417 - Advanced Animation
Hours: 4
Students learn the creation of complex animations using a cross section of software to produce conceptual solutions. Prerequisites: ART 410 with a minimum grade of C or permission of instructor.

ART 418 - Cross Cultural Design
Hours: 4
Students will explore a variety of societal differences as well as the differences in their own creative approach when working with various cultures. Students will be required to look beyond their traditional approaches in creative development and explore other means of developing ideas, visual language, color theories and messaging for the Chinese and American markets. Prerequisites: ART 466 and 472 with a minimum grade of C or permission of instructor.

ART 420 - Painting III - Intermediate Concepts in Painting
Hours: 3
Investigation of a personal direction and sensibility utilizing various painting materials and techniques that emphasize the relationship between form and content Prerequisites : ART 111 – 2D Design + Color ART 140 – 3D Design + Color ART 227 – Soph Studio: Introduction to Painting, or permission of the instructor Prerequisites: ART 1303 and ART 1304; or permission of instructor.

ART 422 - Painting IV: Advanced Concepts in Painting
Hours: 3
(3 lecture/3 studio) Emphasis on developing a personal, creative, articulate, visual language. Focus on the conception and completion of a series of paintings involving the development of personal direction and sensibility. Study and reference to artists who relate to the student's project will be emphasized. Course divided into (A) Tutorial Practice: Basic Studio Problems; (B) Tutorial Practice: Studio Emphasis; (C) Tutorial Practice: Advanced Problems. Prerequisites: ART 1303, ART 1304, ART 111, ART 140, and ART 227. Or permission of instructor.

ART 432 - The Art of the Book
Hours: 4
Study and development of original books, with emphasis upon unifying aesthetic relationships between visual and literary contents. The class will address original concepts, and both contextual and practical aspects of visual imagery, design, writing and production. Prerequisite: Permission of the department head.

ART 433 - Screenprinting II
Hours: 3
(3 Lecture, 3 Lab) Expanded study of the technical and conceptual practices and uses of this fine art medium. The student will be encouraged to expand and broaden their own views related to the creation of imagery as well as honing their technical skills. Prerequisites: ART 1303, ART 1304, and ART 331. Or permission of instructor.

ART 436 - GLB/Women and Art
Hours: 3
This course is a survey of women's involvement in the art world from the Middle Ages to the contemporary world. Focusing primarily on the work of artists who are women, this course explores inequities in the field, the development of feminism, and the various and distinct artistic practices of women that are often overlooked in the historical canon. Prerequisites: Completion of ART 1303 or 1304 with a grade of a C or better.

ART 438 - GLB/History of Architecture
Hours: 3
This is an historical analysis of the built environment. Various styles and types of buildings are related to time and place, defining and identifying central characteristics, social function, cultural expression, technology, and changes in architectural practice. Prerequisites: Completion of ART 1303 or 1304 with a grade of a C or better.

ART 440 - Sculpture II A
Hours: 3
(3 Lecture, 3 Lab) Students will create advanced projects while learning large-scale, site-specific, installation techniques. Prior to this course, students will have learned to use a variety of materials and methods, which will allow them to more accurately problem-solve when planning, creating and installing room-sized works. Students will research and discuss a variety of contemporary artists who effectively communicate ideas using large-scale and site-specific installations. Museum and gallery trips will be incorporated into this class. Prerequisites: ART 1303, ART 1304, and ART 140. Or permission of instructor.

ART 441 - Sculpture II B
Hours: 3
(3 Lecture, 3 Lab) Students will continue to create advanced sculptural objects, performances, and/or installations using knowledge about a variety of materials and methods gained from previous coursework. Students will continue to study and discuss the work of contemporary artists while learning to place their own work in an art and art history context. Each student will be required to design, build and advertise a solo exhibition of recent works. Museum and gallery trips will be incorporated into this class. Prerequisites: ART 340 and ART 341.

ART 450 - Ceramics II
Hours: 3
This course offers further exposure to ceramic forming processes; surface treatment; and firing processes, including oxidation, reduction, raku, soda, and wood. Increased attention will be given to the conceptual and aesthetic aspects of ceramics and the development of an expressive, individual direction. Increased emphasis on critical research in contemporary and historical ceramics. May be taken up to 9 sch for credit. Prerequisites: ART 1303, ART 1304, and ART 250. Or permission of instructor.

ART 451 - Ceramics III
Hours: 3
(3 lecture/3 studio) Advanced studio practice emphasizing the development of a personal approach to the creation of expressive objects using clay. Continued research in historical and contemporary ceramic trends and issues. Increased experience with clay body formulation, glaze formulation, and a variety of firing methods. Prerequisites: ART 1303, ART 1304, and ART 250. Or permission of instructor.

ART 458 - Visual Communication Professional Practice
Hours: 4
This course teaches general theory, concepts and techniques of Visual Communication professional practice. Students will learn how to navigate issues that arise in the various professions within Visual Communication through research, discussion and self promotion. Prerequisites: ART 365 and ART 472 with a minimum grade of C or permission of the instructor.

ART 460 - 3-D Painting
Hours: 4
An introduction to painting using three dimensional software as the tool. Emphasis in conceptual thinking applied to the production of dimensional artifacts and environments. Prerequisites: ART 365 and ART 317 with a minimum grade of C or permission of instructor.

ART 462 - Visual Communication Branding
Hours: 4
The course focuses on the understanding of branding as it relates to the identity of a company, organization, or individual in the current business environment. Students will execute a communications plan and use branding concepts and strategies to produce multiple projects. Prerequisites: ART 466 or 467 and 472 with a minimum grade of C.

ART 463 - Advanced Typography
Hours: 4
Advanced study of typography and its application in visual communication. Students learn through concept development, typographical refinements, and polished execution of projects focusing on type relationships. Prerequisites : ART 300 with a minimum grade of C.

ART 464 - Screen Printing for VisCom
Hours: 4
Students will explore the silkscreen printing process through demonstration, technique application and design projects. Correct art authoring, screen preparation, multi-color and halftone solutions, and print registration will be covered. Prerequisites: ART 365 with a minimum grade of C.

ART 465 - Letterpress
Hours: 4
Course will address letterpress history, type anatomy, terminology, formal and aesthetic issues, tools, materials of the trade and safety issues. Thumbnail ideation, writing, type setting and linoleum carving will be explored. Prerequisites: ART 365 with a minimum grade of C or permission of instructor.

ART 466 - Design Communications II
Hours: 4
Development of design solutions for multiple clients to create portfolio pieces using a variety of design concepts, methods, and technologies. Emphasis will be upon the visual and thematic relationships of design and its execution applied to a wide variety of projects that may include book covers, posters and packaging.Prerequisite: ART 365 with a minimum grade of C.

ART 467 - Design Communications III
Hours: 4
Advanced problems in design communications with an emphasis upon conceptual design applications for solutions across a broad range of products for a single client, focusing on web and mobile app solutions. Prerequisites: ART 365 with a minimum grade of C.

ART 468 - Design Communications IV
Hours: 4
Development of design solutions for multiple clients to create portfolio pieces using a variety of design concepts, methods, and technologies. Emphasis will be upon the visual and thematic relationships of design and its execution applied to a wide variety of projects that may include environmental graphics and multi-piece projects. Prerequisites: ART 466 or 467 with a minimum grade of C.

ART 469 - Applied Typography
Hours: 4
This course focuses on unique approaches to typography in visual communication. Students will study and produce typography using various methods, focusing on hand skills and conceptual thinking to execute techniques. Prerequisites: ART 365 with a minimum grade of C.

ART 472 - Art Direction
Hours: 4
This course introduces students to the development of conceptual solutions for client based advertising problems. Relationships between design and copy with an emphasis on contemporary advertising trends will be studied and critiqued. Prerequisites: ART 365 with a minimum grade of C.

ART 473 - Advertising Art Concepts/Copywriting I
Hours: 4
This course focuses on the development of strategic advertising visual concepts and copywriting, with emphasis on brainstorming and group collaboration. Students develop their skills through the creation of advertising traditional and innovative campaigns. Prerequisites: ART 365 and 472 with a minimum grade of C or permission of the instructor.

ART 474 - Advertising Art Concepts/Copywriting II
Hours: 4
Students expand their conceptual thinking by authoring solutions to advanced problems in advertising art concepts and copywriting. Students focus on applying innovative solutions for clients across a wide array of the current media used in advertising. Prerequisites: ART 365 and 472 with a minimum grade of C.

ART 475 - Visual Communication Senior Studio
Hours: 4
Students prepare for the job market with a focus on portfolio completion, interview skills and resume presentation with the application of professional series of critiques. Students also conceptualize, design and produce all collateral for their senior exit show, including invitations and websites. Prerequisites: Permission of the instructor.

ART 478 - Visual Communication Senior Practicum
Hours: 1
The course focuses on all aspects of the Senior Exit Portfolio group show. Students work in a group setting to develop a single brand that encompasses multiple collateral pieces and a variety of social media. Students learn about budgets and project time lines. Students will hear industry speakers and visit studios and agencies. The class culminates in an exhibition at the end of the semester. Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.

ART 482 - Theories and Methods
Hours: 3
Study of the theories and methods applied to the study of the visual arts with emphasis on approaches taken in art history and the related areas of art theory, aesthetics, and art criticism. Crosslisted with: ARTS 595.

ART 489 - INDEPENDENT STUDY
Hours: 1-6
Independent Study. One to four semester hours. Individualized instruction/research at an advanced level in a specialized content area under the direction of a faculty member. May be repeated when the topic varies. Prerequisite: Consent of art faculty and department head.

ART 490 - H Honors Thesis
Hours: 3-6
Honors Thesis.

ART 491 - H Ind Honors Research
Hours: 3
Honors Research.

ART 495 - Internship
Hours: 1-4
Supervised work in the field of Visual Communication. Terms and conditions of the internship must be approved before enrollment. Prerequisites: Permission of the instructor.

ART 497 - Special Topics
Hours: 1-4
Special Topics. One to four semester hours. Organized class. May be repeated when topics vary.

ART 1301 - GLB/Art Appreciation
Hours: 3
This course examines the relationships between the visual arts and other expressions of human imagination and invention. Special attention is given to parallel developments in the histories of ideas, technology and art.

ART 1303 - GLB/History of Art I
Hours: 3
A survey of the visual arts throughout the Western and Non-western world from prehistory to the Renaissance. Both the form and content of major works of art will be examined in relation to their social and cultural contexts.

ART 1304 - GLB/History of Art II
Hours: 3
A survey of the visual arts from Early Renaissance to 1960 throughout the Western and Nonwestern world. Major examples of architecture, sculpture and painting will be examined in relation to their social and cultural context.