Art (ART)

ART 105 Introduction to the Visual Arts (3 crs)

• Elective credit toward an art major or minor.

Visual arts survey to develop awareness and appreciation of theories, methods, and components of art within cultural and historical frameworks.

Attributes: GE IVA Humanities-Fine Arts, LE-K4 Fine Arts

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

ART 107 Foundations: Drawing and Composition (3 crs)

Prerequisite: Limited to art majors and minors or students enrolled in a UW-Eau Claire Barron County program

Introduction to freehand observational drawing and visual composition using a variety of materials and techniques.

Attributes: Special Course Fee Required

Grading Basis: A-F Grades Only

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 0

Lab/Studio Hours: 6

ART 108 Foundations: Two-Dimensional Design (3 crs)

Fundamental development of the effective use of design elements and principles in visual compositions applied through a variety of materials and techniques.

Attributes: GE IVA Humanities-Fine Arts, LE-S3 Creativity, Special Course Fee Required

Grading Basis: A-F Grades Only

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 0

Lab/Studio Hours: 6

ART 110 Foundations: Three-Dimensional Art (3 crs)

Prerequisite: Limited to art majors and minors or students enrolled in a UW-Eau Claire Barron County program.

Introduction to three-dimensional methods and materials. Includes historical and contemporary perspectives of 3-D art.

Attributes: Special Course Fee Required

Grading Basis: A-F Grades Only

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 0

Lab/Studio Hours: 6

ART 240 Intermediate Drawing (3 crs)

Prerequisite: ART 107; or consent of instructor

Application of observational and expressive intermediate drawing techniques. Includes an introduction to live figure drawing.

Attributes: Special Course Fee Required

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 0

Lab/Studio Hours: 6

ART 244 Introduction to Painting (3 crs)

Prerequisite: ART 107; ART 108 or ART 274; or consent of instructor

Exploration of subjects and concepts that introduce the technical and expressive nature of the painting medium.

Attributes: Special Course Fee Required

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 0

Lab/Studio Hours: 6

ART 249 Introduction to Printmaking (3 crs)

Prerequisite: ART 107; ART 108 or ART 274; or consent of instructor. No credit if taken after ART 250, ART 251, ART 252, or ART 253.

Production of printed media with basic exploration in various printmaking areas. Includes relief, intaglio, serigraphy, and lithography.

Attributes: Special Course Fee Required

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 0

Lab/Studio Hours: 6

ART 264 Beginning Sculpture (3 crs)

Prerequisite: ART 107 and ART 110; or consent of instructor

Hands-on exploration of a variety of materials, techniques, and concepts related to contemporary sculpture.

Attributes: Special Course Fee Required

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 0

Lab/Studio Hours: 6

ART 274 Compositional Principles of Graphic Design (3 crs)

Prerequisite: Limited to Graphic Communications and Graphic Design comprehensive majors; or consent of instructor

Fundamental understanding of visual perception and public communication relationships in 2D design. Emphasis on graphic software and color systems.

Attributes: Special Course Fee Required

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 0

Lab/Studio Hours: 6

ART 275 Principles of Typography (3 crs)

Prerequisite: ART 274 or ART 312.

Introduction to typographical letterform structures through basic design principles, practices, and the history of lettering.

Attributes: LE-S3 Creativity, Special Course Fee Required

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 0

Lab/Studio Hours: 6

ART 276 Introduction to Visual Identity Design (3 crs)

Prerequisite: ART 107 and ART 274

Investigation and application of symbols and logos for establishing visual identities within the context of graphic communications and design.

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 0

Lab/Studio Hours: 6

ART 278 3-D Computer Modeling (3 crs)

Prerequisite: Two of the following: ART 107, ART 108, ART 110; or consent of instructor. No credit if taken after ART 491 titled Comp 3-D Animation.

An introductory course exploring 3-D computer image making techniques in modeling, lighting, and rendering as well as learning digital 3-D animation concepts and processes.

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 0

Lab/Studio Hours: 6

ART 281 Introduction to Photography as an Art Form (3 crs)

A studio art course in creating photographs. Includes: concepts, analysis of works and development of composition and technique. Camera work, image processing, professional printing. Digitally based, color and black and white.

Attributes: GE IVA Humanities-Fine Arts, LE-S3 Creativity, Special Course Fee Required

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 0

Lab/Studio Hours: 6

ART 291 Special Topics (1-3 crs)

Consent: Instructor Consent Required

Interest topics not covered in regular art courses such as specific media subjects, creation procedures, contemporary art concerns, or other issues.

Repeat: Course may be repeated for a maximum of 9 credits

ART 312 Digital Imaging and Design (3 crs)

• No credit for Graphic Communications or Graphic Design comprehensive majors.

Beginning concepts in typography, illustration, and page layout taught with current professional software and computers.

Attributes: GE IV Humanities, LE-K4 Fine Arts, LE-S3 Creativity, Special Course Fee Required

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 0

Lab/Studio Hours: 6

ART 332 Illustration Narratives (3 crs)

Prerequisite: ART 244; ART 240 or ART 241

Exploration of the visual narrative using images and text within the context of contemporary illustration.

Attributes: Special Course Fee Required

Repeat: Course may be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 0

Lab/Studio Hours: 6

ART 340 Drawing: Conceptual Practices (3 crs)

Prerequisite: Two of the following: ART 107, ART 108, ART 110.

Contemporary approaches to drawing at the intermediate level with a focus on interdisciplinary concepts including collaboration, electronic media, and animation.

Attributes: Special Course Fee Required

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 0

Lab/Studio Hours: 6

ART 341 Figure Drawing (3 crs)

Prerequisite: ART 240 or ART 241

Develop drawing techniques with various media and enhance personal expression in depicting the human body while observing a live model.

Attributes: Special Course Fee Required

Repeat: Course may be repeated for a maximum of 9 credits

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 0

Lab/Studio Hours: 6

ART 342 Illustration Editorials (3 crs)

Prerequisite: ART 240 or ART 241; and ART 244

Investigation of current events, news editorial markets, and promotional markets in relation to illustration.

Attributes: Special Course Fee Required

Repeat: Course may be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 0

Lab/Studio Hours: 6

ART 344 Painting: Space and Process (3 crs)

Prerequisite: ART 244

Exploration of painting techniques and processes in relation to pictorial and physical space using various materials.

Attributes: Special Course Fee Required

Repeat: Course may be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 0

Lab/Studio Hours: 6

ART 347 Water-Media Process (3 crs)

Prerequisite: ART 247 or ART 244.

Painting approaches utilizing water-media. Emphasis on material processes and experimentation.

Attributes: Special Course Fee Required

Repeat: Course may be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 0

Lab/Studio Hours: 6

ART 348 Water-Media Themes (3 crs)

Prerequisite: ART 247 or ART 244.

Application of thematic frameworks using water-media.

Attributes: Special Course Fee Required

Repeat: Course may be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 0

Lab/Studio Hours: 6

ART 349 Painting: Conceptual and Aesthetic Strategies (3 crs)

Prerequisite: ART 244

Utilize problem-solving and research strategies with painting techniques to develop individual direction. Emphasis on conceptual development.

Attributes: Special Course Fee Required

Repeat: Course may be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 0

Lab/Studio Hours: 6

ART 357 Introduction to Ceramics (3 crs)

Prerequisite: ART 110; or consent of instructor

Introductory experience with basic ceramic techniques and approaches focusing on hand-building, glazing, and firing.

Attributes: Special Course Fee Required

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 0

Lab/Studio Hours: 6

ART 358 Intermediate Ceramics (3 crs)

Prerequisite: ART 357; or consent of instructor

Application of wheel-throwing techniques as a means of visual expression. Emphasis on glazes, clay, and loading and firing kilns.

Attributes: Special Course Fee Required

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 0

Lab/Studio Hours: 6

ART 364 Intermediate Sculpture (3 crs)

Prerequisite: ART 264; or consent of instructor

Continuation of contemporary sculptural practices with emphasis on combined methods and techniques of mixed media.

Attributes: Field Trip(s) Required, Special Course Fee Required

Repeat: Course may be repeated for a maximum of 9 credits

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 0

Lab/Studio Hours: 6

ART 365 Site-Specific Sculpture (3 crs)

Prerequisite: Completion of at least four 200-level or higher art courses.

This course is an introduction to the creation and history of site-specific sculpture. Students will create works that fully integrate the context of site into the viewer's interpretation of content and context.

Attributes: Field Trip(s) Required, Special Course Fee Required

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 0

Lab/Studio Hours: 6

ART 366 Found Media (3 crs)

Prerequisite: ART 264

Course will focus on the integration, manipulation, and conceptualization of "found media" into sculpture.

Attributes: Field Trip(s) Required, Special Course Fee Required

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 0

Lab/Studio Hours: 6

ART 373 Motion Graphics (3 crs)

Prerequisite: ART 312 or ART 274, plus two 200-level ART courses; or consent of instructor

Exploration of two-dimensional digital motion graphics. Emphasis on identity applications, internet motion graphics, and animation.

Attributes: Special Course Fee Required

Grading Basis: A-F Grades Only

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 0

Lab/Studio Hours: 6

ART 374 Visual Communication Design (3 crs)

Prerequisite: ART 275

Application of advanced design principles to develop promotional materials. Emphasis on diversity, equity, and inclusivity in graphic communication.

Attributes: Special Course Fee Required

Lecture/Discussion Hours:0

Lab/Studio Hours: 6

ART 375 Digital Design I: Website Development (3 crs)

Prerequisite: ART 275 or ART 312.

Exploration of aesthetic website design and user-interface development using markup languages, creative software, and multimedia integration.

Attributes: Special Course Fee Required

Repeat: Course may be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits

Lecture/Discussion Hours:0

Lab/Studio Hours: 6

ART 376 Advanced Visual Identity Design (3 crs)

Prerequisite: ART 276 and ART 374

Advanced applications of print-related visual identity systems. Comprehensive projects include research and analysis of social and cultural contexts.

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 0

Lab/Studio Hours: 6

ART 377 Digital Painting (3 crs)

Prerequisite: ART 244

Create representational and non-representational artworks with digital software and technologies. Emphasis on conceptual development and discussion.

Repeat: Course may be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits

Grading Basis: A-F Grades Only

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 0

Lab/Studio Hours: 6

ART 378 3-D Computer Animation I (3 crs)

Prerequisite: ART 278

Continued development of computer 3-D modeling skills begun in Art 278. Students study comprehensive creative concepts and advanced 3-D artistic modeling for objects and life-figures. Additional animation techniques are included.

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 0

Lab/Studio Hours: 6

ART 381 Intermediate Photography: Darkroom (3 crs)

Prerequisite: ART 281

Continued work with photography genres, concepts, and processes. Students learn black-and-white film developing and printing and alternative processes such as silver emulsion (Liquid Light), Cyanotype, and pinhole. Emphasis on concept development.

Attributes: Special Course Fee Required

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 0

Lab/Studio Hours: 6

ART 382 Intermediate Photography: Digital (3 crs)

Prerequisite: ART 281 or consent of instructor.

Utilizing digital techniques, students continue to develop skills and personal visions in photography through a variety of theme-based assignments. Students learn digital SLR-camera, file management, image adjustments, and printing. Emphasis on conceptual development.

Attributes: Special Course Fee Required

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 0

Lab/Studio Hours: 6

ART 383 Video for Art and Design (3 crs)

Prerequisite: ART 281 or consent of instructor.

Development of theoretical, critical, aesthetic, and historic issues as they relate to time based imagery in contemporary art practice. Students develop technical and visual tools necessary to execute and articulate conceptual ideas and personal visions.

Attributes: Special Course Fee Required

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 0

Lab/Studio Hours: 6

ART 384 Artist Books: Image & Text (3 crs)

Prerequisite: Any 200-level course in studio art.

Interdisciplinary exploration of art in the book form. Examines the conventions of the written word, the image, and image-text relations. Explores book structures and designs through bookbinding demonstration and hands-on practices.

Attributes: Field Trip(s) Required, Special Course Fee Required

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

Lecture/Discussion Hours:0

Lab/Studio Hours: 6

ART 395 Directed Studies (1-3 crs)

Consent: Department Consent Required

Approved study of a specific studio art or design topic/problem.

Attributes: Undergraduate/Graduate Offering

Repeat: Course may be repeated

ART 399 Independent Study - Juniors (1-3 crs)

Prerequisite: Minimum junior standing.

Consent: Department Consent Required

Individual art project under the direction of an art faculty member involving research and application culminating in a final product or report.

Repeat: Course may be repeated

ART 402 Advanced Studio Practice (3 crs)

Consent: Instructor Consent Required

Studio course mixing advanced studio students of various disciplines who are researching individually proposed projects. Emphasizes the professional presentation of artwork.

Repeat: Course may be repeated for a maximum of 9 credits

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 0

Lab/Studio Hours: 6

ART 405 Advanced Three-Dimensional Studio (1-3 crs)

Prerequisite: Minimum junior standing.

Topical projects and investigation of personal concepts through a variety of three-dimensional media.

Repeat: Course may be repeated for a maximum of 9 credits

ART 441 Advanced Studio - Life Drawing (3 crs)

Prerequisite: Grade of C+ or above in ART 341.

Consent: Department Consent Required

Students will work from the figure, studying its role in various modes of representation. Structural understanding, exploration of various processes and medium, and working in a range of format and scale are emphasized.

Attributes: Special Course Fee Required

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 0

Lab/Studio Hours: 6

ART 458 Advanced Ceramics (3 crs)

Prerequisite: ART 357 and ART 358; or consent of instructor

Personal exploration of advanced ceramic forms. Emphasizes professional presentation of artwork. Topics rotate when offered.

Attributes: Special Course Fee Required

Repeat: Course may be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 0

Lab/Studio Hours: 6

ART 474 Digital Design II: Multimedia Development (3 crs)

Prerequisite: ART 375, or ART 312, or CS 163, or CS 245, or CS 319; or consent of instructor

Application of visual communication in electronic media. Includes digital animation, music and sound effects, and human-computer interactivity.

Attributes: GE IV Humanities, Special Course Fee Required

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 0

Lab/Studio Hours: 6

ART 476 Advanced Graphic Communications (3 crs)

Prerequisite: ART 376 or consent of instructor.

Development of practical and client-based projects related to a variety of graphic communication applications.

Attributes: Service-Learning, Full 30 Hours, Field Trip(s) Required

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 0

Lab/Studio Hours: 6

ART 477 Professional Practices: Graphic Communication (3 crs)

Prerequisite: ART 374 or ART 376

Professional practices and portfolio seminar implementing promotional materials and interview procedures. Supplemental critiques and presentations.

Attributes: Field Trip(s) Required, Special Course Fee Required

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 0

Lab/Studio Hours: 6

ART 478 3-D Computer Animation II (3 crs)

Prerequisite: ART 378

Extending the depth of understanding from Art 378 in 3-D models and how they are animated in time using intermediate level techniques. Aesthetic and kinetic computer 3-D character images of humans and animals are created.

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 0

Lab/Studio Hours: 6

ART 481 Advanced Studio-Photography (1-6 crs)

Prerequisite: Two of these 300-level courses: ART 381, ART 382 , ART 383, or ART 384

Consent: Department Consent Required

Topical projects and investigation of personal concepts through photographic media.

Attributes: Special Course Fee Required

Repeat: Course may be repeated

ART 491 Special Topics (1-3 crs)

Consent: Instructor Consent Required

Interest topics not covered in regular art courses such as specific media subjects, creation procedures, contemporary art concerns, or other issues.

Repeat: Course may be repeated for a maximum of 9 credits

ART 497 Student Academic Apprenticeship (1-3 crs)

Prerequisite: Limited to art majors. Minimum senior standing.

Consent: Instructor Consent Required

Facilitate teaching in a specific course as supervised by art faculty. Enhance personal knowledge of art and ability to communicate it effectively.

Grading Basis: S/U Only Grade Basis

ART 498 Internship (1-3 crs)

Prerequisite: Limited to art majors.

Consent: Department Consent Required

Applied knowledge and practical experience in professional fields. Work employs technical, analytical, and educational aspects of art and design.

Attributes: Internship

Repeat: Course may be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits

ART 499 Independent Study - Seniors (1-3 crs)

Prerequisite: Minimum senior standing.

Consent: Department Consent Required

Individual art project under the direction of an art faculty member involving research and application culminating in a final product or report.

Repeat: Course may be repeated

ART 595 Directed Studies (1-3 crs)

Consent: Department Consent Required

• Cross-listed with ART 395.

Approved study of a specific studio art or design topic/problem.

Repeat: Course may be repeated

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

ART 797 Independent Study (1-3 crs)

Consent: Department Consent Required

Individual art project under the direction of an art faculty member involving research and application culminating in a final product or report.

Repeat: Course may be repeated

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option