Course Descriptions

ART HISTORY


1000 LEVEL COURSES

1300 Introduction to Art (for non-art majors only)
The visual elements of art, its history, issues, functions, interpretations, materials and techniques. The creative process and the role of art and the artist in society, its reception and critical interpretation.

1V91 Studies in Art History (for non-art majors only) 1 to 4 sem. hrs.
Pre-requisite(s): Consent of department chair. Studies in art history for the non-major participating in a Baylor approved international program. May be repeated once with a change in content.


2000 LEVEL COURSES

2302 Survey of Western Art I
Architecture, painting, sculpture and other media in relation to styles and cultural patterns from prehistoric times to 1400 CE. Includes the creative process and the role of art and the artist in society, their reception and critical interpretation.

2303 Survey of Western Art II
Architecture, painting, sculpture and other media in relation to styles and cultural patterns from 1400 CE to the present. Includes the creative process and the role of art and the artist in society, their reception and critical interpretation.


3000 LEVEL COURSES

3352 Greek Art and Archaeology (Cross-listed as CLA 3352)
Pre-requisite(s): ART 2302; upper-level standing or consent of instructor.
Greek art and archaeology from the Aegean Bronze Age through the first century BCE with emphasis on stylistic trends, the social functions of Greek art and material objects, and the relationship between art and various aspects of Greek life and thought.

3353 Roman Art and Archaeology (Cross-listed as CLA 3353)
Pre-requisite(s): ART 2302; upper-level standing or consent of instructor
Roman art and archaeology, beginning with the Etruscans and Archaic Rome, to the end of the fourth century CE. The social and political functions of objects and architecture are highlighted within historical and cultural contexts.

3354 Medieval Art and Architecture
Pre-requisite(s): ART 2302 or consent of instructor.
Art created between the fourth and the fourteenth centuries with an emphasis on architecture.

3356 Nineteenth-Century Art History - AAI
Pre-requisite(s): ART 2303 or consent of instructor.
Art of nineteenth-century Europe focusing on technique and style with political and social contexts.

3357 Baroque Art History
Pre-requisite(s): ART 2303.
Seventeenth-century painting, sculpture and architecture with Italy as the vanguard country. Significant attention given to Spain and includes paintings from France, Flanders, and Holland.

3359 Northern Renaissance Art
Pre-requisite(s): ART 2302 and 2303
Art of northern Europe in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. Special attention will be given to the painters Van Eyck, Dürer, and Bruegel.

3369 Eighteenth-Century European Art - AAI
Pre-requisite(s): ART 2303 or consent of instructor.
Art of eighteenth-century Europe focusing on technique and style with political and social contexts.

3370 Key Monuments in European Art
Pre-requisite(s): ART 2302 and 2303.
Selected examples of art studies in situ in art centers of Europe, supplemented by readings, lectures, and collected illustrations and catalogs.

3375 Art History Methods and Theory
Pre-requisite(s): ART 2302 and 2303.
Primary methods and theories used in the study of the history of art.

3390 Philosophy and the Arts (Cross-listed as PHI 3322)
See PHI 3322 for course information.


4000 LEVEL COURSES

4100 Field Studies in Art History - AAI
Co-requisite(s): Either ART 3356, 3358, 3369, 4354, 4355, 4356, 4357, 4358, 4362, or 4363.
Pre-requisite(s): ART 2302 and 2303; and consent of department chair. For Art majors only. Specialized field study with a specific destination for established art and art history students. Includes a research component. Requires concurrent enrollment in a listed Co-requisite(s) course. May be repeated four times with a change of content. Course does not apply to major or minor credit hours.

4354 Special Topics in 18th- and 19th-Century Art - AAI
Pre-requisite(s): ART 2303; and upper-level standing or consent of instructor.
A research seminar on a selected topic of 18th- or 19th-century art. Subject varies year to year. May be repeated once with a change in content.

4355 Special Topics in Early Modern Art - AAI
Pre-requisite(s): ART 2302 and 2303; and upper-level standing.
A research seminar on a selected major artist or topic of early modern European art. Subject varies year to year. May be repeated once with a change in content.

4356 Modern American Art - AAI
Pre-requisite(s): ART 2302 and 2303; upper-level standing.
Artistic expression in the United States from 1900 to 1945.

4357 American Art - AAI
Pre-requisite(s): ART 2302 and 2303; and upper-level standing.
Artistic expression in the United States from the Colonial Period to 1900.

4358 Contemporary Art - AAI
Pre-requisite(s): ART 2302 and 2303; and upper-level standing.
American and European painting and sculpture from 1945 to the present.

4359 Special Topics in Art History
Pre-requisite(s): ART 2302 and 2303; and upper-level standing.
Topics not covered in other courses. Topic announced for semester or session; may emphasize a particular artist, movement, genre, theme, or problem. May be repeated once.

4360 History of Impressionism and Post-Impressionism - AAI
Pre-requisite(s): ART 2303 or consent of instructor.
Art of the Impressionism and Post-Impressionism movements, 1850-1900, focusing on technique and style with social and political contexts.

4361 Greek Painted Pottery (Cross-listed as CLA 4361)
Pre-requisite(s): ART 2302 and upper-level standing or consent of instructor.
Techniques, stylistic changes, and social use and function of Greek painted pottery and its imagery from the Late Aegean Bronze Age through the Late Classical and Early Hellenistic periods. Focus is on vessels in the Archaic and Classical periods.

4362 Modern European Art - AAI
Pre-requisite(s): ART 2302 and 2303; and upper-level standing.
Modern art in Europe from Post-Impressionism to 1945.

4363 Neoclassicism and Romanticism - AAI
Pre-requisite(s): ART 2302; and upper-level standing or consent of instructor.
Art of the Neoclassicism and Romanticism movements, 1750-1850, focusing on technique and style with social and political contexts.

4364 Roman Sculpture (Cross-listed as CLA 4364)
Pre-requisite(s): ART 2302 and upper-level standing.
Roman sculpture from the Republic to Constantine (c. 313 CE) focusing on style and technique with political and social contexts.

4365 Italian Renaissance Art History
Pre-requisite(s): ART 2303; and upper-level standing or permission of instructor.
A selective study of the art of Italy during the Renaissance period (c. 1300-1550) as seen within its historical context. Emphasis on the art of Florence and Rome.

4366 Mannerism
Pre-requisite(s): ART 2303 and upper-level standing or consent of instructor.
A specialized study of Mannerism (c.1520-85) painting as a transition between the Renaissance and Baroque periods in Italy. Emphasis on the cities of Florence and Rome.

4367 Special Topics in Italian Renaissance and Baroque Art History
Pre-requisite(s): ART 2303; and upper-level standing or consent of instructor.
A specialized study of a major artist(s) or topic of Italian Renaissance or Baroque Art. Subject varies year to year. May be repeated once with a change of content.

4368 Special Topics in Greek and Roman Art and Archaeology (Cross-listed as CLA 4368)
Pre-requisite(s): ART 2302; and upper-level standing or consent of instructor.
A research seminar on Greek or Roman Art and Architecture. May be repeated once with a change of content.

4369 Greek and Roman Sport and Spectacle (Cross-listed as CLA 4369)
Pre-requisite(s): ART 2302; and upper-level standing or consent of instructor.
History, origins, and political and social functions of sport and spectacle in Greece and Rome viewed through art, architecture, and material culture

4370 The Art of Michelangelo and His Contemporaries
Pre-requisite(s): ART 2303; and upper-level standing or instructor permission.
The sources, development, style and meaning of Michelangelo’s art and the art of his sixteenth- century contemporaries within the historical context

4396 Internship in Art History
Pre-requisite(s): Consent of department chair.
A field experience under the supervision of qualified museum or gallery personnel, which will make it possible for the student to receive on-the-job training in an area of art history

4399 Senior Thesis in Art History
Pre-requisite(s): Consent of instructor and department chair.
Thesis preparing qualified seniors for graduate work in art history

43C1 Aesthetic Perception and Experience (Cross-listed as ENG 43C1 and MUS 43C1)
See ENG 43C1 for course information

4V91 Special Problems in Art History, 1 to 9 sem. hrs.
Pre-requisite(s): ART 2302 and 2303; and upper-level standing; and consent of instructor and department chair. For Art majors only.
Qualified students with established success in art history may research and report on special areas or topics in art history. May be repeated once with a change in content

 

STUDIO ART


1000 LEVEL COURSES

1310 Drawing I
Realization of form and space through direct observation using a variety of drawing media. Perspective, sighting and measuring, methods of depicting light and shadow, composition, and basic drawing vocabulary. Fee: $50

1311 Drawing II
Prerequisite(s): ART 1310
Expands on skills learned in ART 1310. Further investigation into line, mark, and value development and integration of color. Fee: $50

1314 2D Design;
Lines, shapes, values, colors, and textures in unified and varied organizations. Emphasis on imaginative development of spatial feeling, transitions, contrasts, and compositions. Fee: $50

1316 3D Design
Prerequisite(s): ART 1314. Art majors only.
Designing in three dimensions, achieving unity using the elements and principles of design. Problem-solving assignments emphasizing visual relationships, incorporating a variety of media. Fee: $50

2000 LEVEL COURSES for Art Majors

2310 Figure Drawing I
Prerequisite(s): ART 1311 and Art majors only.
Structural and relational studies of the human figure from observation. Emphasis on anatomy, tensions, proportions, gesture and compositional placement. Fee: $50

2311 Figure Drawing II
Prerequisite(s): ART 2310
Advanced studies of the human figure with more dependence upon anatomy and complicated figure arrangement. Fee: $50

2000 LEVEL COURSES for Non-Art Majors

2320 Introduction to Oil Painting (for non-art majors only)
An introductory course in oil painting with an emphasis on application, color harmony and composition in a wide variety of subjects and approaches. Fee: $50

2321 Introduction to Acrylic Painting (for non-art majors only)
An introductory course in acrylic painting with an emphasis on application, color, harmony and composition in a wide variety of subjects and approaches. Fee: $50

2324 Introduction to Intaglio (for non-art majors only)
An introduction to etching and related intaglio processes. Technical skills related to drawing, processing, and printing will be studied. Fee: $50

2325 Introduction to Lithography (for non-art majors only)
Fine art stone and/or plate lithography. Development of technical skills related to drawing, processing and printing. Fee $50.

2330 Introduction to Graphic Design (for non-art majors only)
Introduction to typography and concept development using design principles, the creative process, and problem-solving methodologies. Fee: $50

2332 Introduction to Digital Imaging for Graphic Design (for non-art majors only)
Prerequisite(s): ART 2330 or consent of instructor.
Focuses on techniques and principles to enhance and manipulate images. Development of principles of visual organization, aesthetics and composition, using both raster and vector solutions. Fee: $50.

2333 Introduction to Brochure Design (for non-art majors only)
Prerequisite(s): ART 2330 and 2332 or consent of instructor.
An exploration of the combination of type and image emphasizing hierarchy, layouts, grid, styles sheets, and other organizational structures of design in the context of brochures and multi-page documents. Production and printing methods explored. Fee: $50.

2334 Introduction to Darkroom Photography (for non-art majors)
Black and white fine art photography, emphasizing 35mm cameras and wet lab darkroom processes. Cameras provided. Fee: $50

2336 Introduction to Digital Photography (for non-majors)
Color image development, in-house printing, file management, and digital workflow using Adobe Lightroom. Emphasis on aesthetic and conceptual development, study of historic and contemporary photographic genres. Students must have access to a digital SLR camera. Fee: $50

2340 Hand-Built Ceramics (for non-art majors only)
Hand-built ceramic forms for non-majors. Includes instruction in pinched, coiled, and slab construction; surfacing/glazing and firing techniques. Fee: $50

2341 Wheel-Thrown Ceramics (for non-art majors only)
Introduction to wheel-thrown ceramic form for non-majors. Includes instruction in foundational wheel-thrown forms, surfacing/glazing and firing techniques. Fee: $50.

2344 Wood Sculpture (for non-art majors only)
Basic materials, methods and conceptual approaches to wood sculpture. Emphasis on elements and principles of design, in the context of traditional and contemporary approaches to making sculpture. Fee $50.

2345 Metal Sculpture (for non-art majors only)
Prerequisite(s): ART 2344.
Basic materials, methods and conceptual approaches to welded steel sculpture. Emphasis on elements and principles of design, in the context of traditional and contemporary approaches to making sculpture. Fee: $50.

2350 Jewelry and Metalsmithing (for non-art majors)
Basic materials, methods and conceptual approaches to metalsmithing and jewelry. Emphasis on elements and principles of design, in the context of traditional and contemporary approaches to making jewelry. Fee: $50.

3000 LEVEL COURSES

3310 Advanced Drawing (Media)
Prerequisite(s): ART 2311.
A study of various techniques and different media used in drawing. Students will work on problems that will assist them in further drawing skills. Fee: $50

3312 Figure Drawing III
Prerequisite(s): ART 2311.
A continuation of the study and discipline of drawing the human figure using a variety of media including pencil, charcoal, and ink. Fee: $50

3314 Fabric Surface Design
Prerequisite(s): ART 1316 and Art majors only.
Introduction to applied fabric surface design treatments. Hand printed, dyeing, and embellishing techniques include tie-dye/shibori, discharge, appliqué, patchwork, embroidery and art quilt methods. Fee: $50

3315 Non-Woven Fiber/Fabric Structures
Prerequisite(s): ART 1316 and Art majors only.
Investigation of historical and contemporary basketry techniques, felting, beading and other non- loom produced fiber/fabric constructions. Emphasis on expressing three-dimensional ideas. Fee: $50

3316 Weaving
Prerequisite(s): ART 1316. For Art majors only.
Introduction to loom weaving through the study of weave structures, fiber types and color relationships. Development of technical skill and design competency. Fee: $50

3320 Oil Painting
Prerequisite(s): ART 1316 and 2310.For Art majors only.
Emphasis on application, color harmony and composition in relation to conceptual development. Fee: $50.

3321 Acrylic Painting
Prerequisite(s): ART 1316 and 2310.For Art majors only.
Emphasis on application, color harmony and composition in a wide variety of subjects and approaches. Fee: $50

3324 Intaglio
Prerequisite(s): ART 1316 and 2310.For Art majors only.
Explores etching and other fine art intaglio processes. Conceptual and technical skills related to creating, processing and hand-printing the limited-edition fine art intaglio print. Fee $50

3325 Lithography
Prerequisite(s): ART 1316 and 2310.For Art majors only.
Stone and/or plate lithography. Development of conceptual and technical skills related to creating, processing and hand-printing the limited-edition fine art lithograph print. Fee $50

3326 Woodcut
Prerequisite(s): ART 1316 and 2310.For Art majors only.
Development of conceptual and technical skills related to creating, processing and hand-printing the limited-edition fine art relief print. Fee $50.

3327 Screenprinting
Prerequisite(s): ART 1316 and 2310.For Art majors only.
Development of conceptual and technical skills related to creating, processing and hand-printing the limited-edition fine art screenprint. Fee: $50

3330 Typography and Conceptual Development
Prerequisite(s): ): ART 1311 and 1316. ART 3330 must be taken concurrently with ART 3332. For Art majors.
Introduction to typography and conceptual development using design principles, the creative process, problem-solving methodologies. Fee: $50

3332 Digital Media for Graphic Design
Prerequisite(s): ART 1311, 1316. Must be taken concurrently with ART 3330. For Art Majors only.
Focuses on techniques and principles to enhance and manipulate images. Development of principles of visual organization, aesthetics and composition, using both raster and vector solutions. Fee: $50

3333 Publication Design
Prerequisite(s): ART 3332 and Art majors only.
Combining type and image emphasizing hierarchy, layouts, grid, styles sheets, and organizational structures of design in the context of brochures and multi-page documents. Production and printing methods explored. Fee: $50

3334 Photography I: Introduction to the Camera and Darkroom
Prerequisite(s): ART 1311, 1316. For art majors only.
Black and white fine art photography emphasizing 35mm cameras and the wet lab. Aesthetic and conceptual development through the introduction of historic and contemporary photographic genres, critiques, and readings. Cameras provided. Fee: $50

3336 Photography II: Introduction to Digital Photography and the Digital Lab
Prerequisite(s): ART 3334 and Art majors only.
Color image development, in-house printing, file management, and digital workflow using Adobe Lightroom. Emphasis on both aesthetic and conceptual development. Introduction of historic and contemporary photographic genres. Students must furnish a digital SLR camera. Fee: $50

3339 Medium and Large Format Photography
Pre-requisite(s): ART 3336. For Art majors only.
Traditional and contemporary processes, including Holga and pinhole cameras, medium and large format photography, digital negatives, printing on fiber-based paper; and historical perspectives and theories in alternative processes. Fee: $50.

3340 Hand-Built Ceramics
Prerequisite(s): ART 1311, 1316; Art majors only, or with consent of instructor.
The design, construction, surfacing, firing, and historical traditions of hand-built ceramic form. Fee: $50.

3341 Wheel-Thrown Ceramics
Prerequisite(s): ART 1311, 1316, Art Majors only, or consent of instructor.
The design, construction, surfacing, firing, and historical traditions of wheel-thrown ceramic form. Fee $50.

3344 Wood Sculpture
Prerequisite(s): ART 1311, 1316, For Art majors only.
Materials, methods and conceptual approaches to wood sculpture. Emphasis on elements and principles of design, in the context of traditional and contemporary approaches to making sculpture. Fee: $50

3345 Metal Sculpture
Prerequisite(s): ART 1311 and 1316. For Art majors only.
Materials, methods and conceptual approaches to welded steel sculpture. Emphasis on elements and principles of design, in the context of traditional and contemporary approaches to making sculpture. Fee: $50.

3350 Jewelry and Metalsmithing
Prerequisite(s): ART 1311, 1316. For Art majors or consent of instructor.
Materials, methods and conceptual approaches to metalsmithing and jewelry. Emphasis on elements and principles of design, in the context of traditional and contemporary approaches to making jewelry. Fee: $50

4000 LEVEL COURSES

4312 Figure Drawing IV
Prerequisite(s): ART 3312. For Art majors only.
Drawing the human figure as a point of departure in the development of personal content, skills and style. Fee $50

4313 Advanced Fabric Design I
Prerequisite(s): ART 3314 or 3316; upper-level standing; and consent of instructor.
Study of specific fabric design techniques and/or media selected by student in consultation with instructor.

4314 Advanced Surface Design
Prerequisite(s): ART 3314, upper-level standing. For Art majors only or consent of instructor.
Formal and improvisational screen-printing processes. Emphasis on design, technical competency, and conceptual development. Fee $50.

4316 Advanced Fabric Design II
Prerequisite(s): ART 3314, 3316 or 4313; For Art majors only or consent of instructor.
Advanced problems in fabric design with emphasis on conceptual development. Examination of aesthetic issues in contemporary fibers and the development of a personal vision. Completion of the BFA Senior Exhibition. Fee: $50

4320 Watercolor Painting
Prerequisite(s): ART 1316 and 2310. For Art majors only.
Techniques of the water-based media. Instruction gives much attention to creative style and individual criticism. Fee: $50

4321 Advanced Painting I
Prerequisite(s): ART 1316, 2310, and either 3320, 3321, or 4320. For Art majors only.
Study of a specific painting medium selected by the student in consultation with the instructor. Fee: $50.

4322 Advanced Painting II
Prerequisite(s): ART 4321. For Art majors only.
Advanced problems in media selected by the student in consultation with the professor. Fee: $50.

4323 Advanced Painting III
Prerequisite(s): ART 4322. For Art majors only.
Continuation of a self-directed program in consultation with instructor. Examination of aesthetic issues in contemporary painting and the development of a personal vision. Completion of the BFA Senior Exhibition. Fee: $50.

4324 Advanced Printmaking I
Prerequisite(s): ART 3324, 3325, 3326, or 3327. For Art majors only.
Emphasis on technical proficiency, creative expression and the creation of a body of work. Fee $50

4325 AAdvanced Printmaking II
Prerequisite(s): ART 4324. For Art majors only.
A continuation of ART 4324 with emphasis on technical proficiency creative expression and the creation of a personal vision. Completion of the BFA Senior exhibition. Fee: $50

4329 Web Design
Prerequisite(s): ART 4332. For Art majors only.
Introduction to internet web page design with emphasis on process, concept, aesthetics, user experience, mark-up languages, and internet access software. Fee: $50

4330 Illustration
Prerequisite(s): ART 2310, 3320, 3330 or 4320. For Art majors only.
Illustrative art for graphic design. Emphasis on media, technique, style, and concept in advertising and editorial illustration. Fee: $50

4331 Package Design
Prerequisite(s): ART 3332.For Art majors only.
Exploration of advanced principles of design when applied to three-dimensional packaging forms. Emphasis on perspectives of aesthetics, form, manufacturing processes, sustainability, utility, marketing, and regulations. Fee: $50

4332 Identity Design
Prerequisite(s): ART 3332. For Art majors.
Exploration of theories and terminology of symbols and icons with an emphasis on branding and identity development. Fee: $50

4333 Portfolio Preparation
Prerequisite(s): ART 4331. For Art majors only.
Development of the final graphic design portfolio. Additional emphasis on self-assessment, professional skills such as job search strategies, interviewing, and presentation skills. (Should be taken the last semester prior to graduation.) Fee: $50.

4335 Advanced Photography: Digital
Prerequisite(s): ART 3336.
Color image development using Adobe Photoshop. Conceptual exploration of photography as a fine art medium through guided projects, and historical and contemporary readings. Students must furnish a digital SLR camera. Fee $50.

4336 Advanced Photography: Special Topics
Prerequisite(s): ART 4335. For Art majors only.
Critical integration of foundations, concepts and techniques in photography. Fee: $50

4337 Advanced Photography: Portfolio and Exhibition
Prerequisite(s): ART 4336.
Capstone seminar for photography majors. Emphasis on professional standards, technical mastery and individual artistic expression informed by historical perspectives and theories. Development of conceptually coherent body of work for BFA Exhibition. Fee: $50

4338 Studio Topics in Graphic Design
Prerequisite(s): ART 3333. For Art majors only.
A category of topical courses designed to meet special needs, address issues in the professional field, and focus on research and experimentation in specialized media. Fee: $50

4340 Advanced Ceramics I
Prerequisite(s): ART 3340, ART 3341; Art Majors only.
Advanced study of ceramics building upon foundational content, skills, and perspectives developed in ART 3340 and ART 3341. Includes study of ceramic materials and glazes. Fee $50

4341 Advanced Ceramics II
Prerequisite(s): ART 4340. For Art majors only.
Advanced study of ceramics building upon content, skills, and perspectives developed in ART 4340. Includes development of personalized body of artwork and study of high temperature firing dynamics. Fee: $50

4342 Advanced Ceramics III
Prerequisite(s): ART 4341. For Art majors only.
Continuation of a self-directed program in consultation with instructor. Examination of aesthetic issues in contemporary ceramics and the development of a personal vision. Fee: $50

4343 Advanced Ceramics IV
Prerequisite(s): ART 4342. For Art majors only.
Continuation of a self-directed program in consultation with instructor. Examination of aesthetic issues in contemporary ceramics and the development of a personal vision. Completion of the BFA Senior Exhibition. Fee: $50

4344 Advanced Sculpture I
Prerequisite(s): ART 3344 and 3345. For Art majors only.
Sculpture emphasizing the combination of materials, the use of alternative materials, casting approaches, and the development of a personalized body of artwork. Fee: $50.

4345 Advanced Sculpture II
Prerequisite(s): ART 4344.For Art majors only.
Continued emphasis on the combination of materials, the use of alternative materials, casting approaches, and the development of a personalized body of artwork. Fee: $50

4346 Advanced Sculpture III
Prerequisite(s): ART 4345. For Art majors only.
Self-directed program in consultation with instructor. Examination of aesthetic issues in contemporary sculpture and the development of a personal vision. Fee: $50.

4347 Advanced Sculpture IV
Prerequisite(s): ART 4346.For Art majors only.
Continuation of a self-directed program in consultation with instructor. Examination of aesthetic issues in contemporary sculpture and the development of a personal vision. Completion of the BFA Senior Exhibition. Fee: $50

4395 Internship in Studio Art
Prerequisite(s): Minimum or six hours of upper-level course completion in the concentration and consent of the instructor. For Art majors only.
A field experience under the supervision of a recognized professional artist, which will permit the student to receive concentrated and sufficiently lengthy training to become proficient in that art activity. Fee: $50

4V90 Special Problems in Studio Art
1 to 9 sem. hrs.
Prerequisite(s): Written consent of the appropriate instructor. For Art majors only.
Qualified students with established success in specified areas of art, especially their major concentration, may work on approved projects. May be repeated once with a change of content. Fee: $50