Graduate Courses

The faculty has approval to offer the following courses in the academic years 2017–2018 and 2018–2019; however, not all courses are taught each semester or summer session. Students should consult the Course Schedule to determine which courses and topics will be offered during a particular semester or summer session. The Course Schedule may also reflect changes made to the course inventory after the publication of this catalog.

Studio Art: ART

ART 380, 480. Group Critique in Studio Art.

Group critiques of student artwork organized under the leadership of the instructor, in addition to regular individual studio visits between the instructor and each student. For each semester hour of credit earned, one lecture hour a week for one semester with additional laboratory hours to be arranged. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in studio art and consent of the graduate adviser.

ART 181, 281, 381, 481, 581, 681, 781. Graduate Committee Study.

Studio hours to be arranged. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in studio art and consent of instructor and the graduate adviser.

ART 382. Seminar in Studio Art.

Addresses topics and issues in contemporary art. Uses lectures, readings, guest presentations, discussions, and writings to articulate and define contemporary art practices. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in studio art and consent of the graduate adviser.

ART 482T. Topics Seminar in Studio Art.

Topics and issues in contemporary art. Lectures, readings, guest presentations, discussions, and writings provide an opportunity for students to discuss the production and reception of culture. Four lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in studio art and consent of the graduate adviser.

ART 383, 483. Graduate Independent Study Outside Student's Concentration.

Studio hours to be arranged. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor and the graduate adviser.

ART 384F, 484F. Master of Fine Arts First-Year Seminar.

Restricted to first-semester graduate students in studio art. Introduction to the extensive research assets of the University. Focus on critical assessment skills and developing effective and consistent habits for working in the studio. For each semester hour of credit earned, one lecture hour a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in studio art and consent of the graduate adviser.

ART 384S. Master of Fine Arts Assembly.

Restricted to second-semester graduate students in studio art. Continuation of Studio Art 384F. Focuses on critiquing skills, talking and writing about artwork, and defining effective studio practices. Students work with peers and faculty from across the studio disciplines. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and Studio Art 384F with a grade of at least B.

ART 390. Advanced Issues in Studio Art.

Restricted to graduate students in design or studio art. Intensive advanced study of various disciplines of studio art. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, consent of graduate adviser, and consent of instructor.

ART 490T. Advanced Issues in Studio Art.

Restricted to graduate students in design or studio art. Intensive advanced study of various disciplines of studio art. The equivalent of two lecture hours a week and four laboratory hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, consent of graduate adviser, and consent of instructor.

ART 398P, 498P. Professional Practices for Fine Artists.

Restricted to second-year studio art graduate students. Study of effective strategies for entering various aspects of the art world. Experiences may include lectures, guest specialists, field trips, and readings. For each semester hour of credit earned, one lecture hour a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in studio art and consent of instructor and the graduate adviser.

ART 398R. Master's Portfolio Report.

Written interpretation of the artwork created in the graduate program, addressing influences on and concepts of the work, and including a digital portfolio of major works and influences. The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for one semester. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in studio art, concurrent enrollment in Studio Art 398S, and consent of the graduate adviser.

ART 398S, 498S. Master's Exhibition Seminar.

Preparation for the presentation of a professional exhibition in which significant work from each student is displayed. The exhibition is curated by the instructor with all students collaborating in its execution. The students' final sixty-hour review takes place during the exhibition and is individually conducted by faculty committee. At a later date during the exhibition, students publicly discuss and present their work in a colloquium open to the public. For each semester hour of credit earned, the equivalent of one lecture hour a week for one semester. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in studio art, concurrent enrollment in Studio Art 398R, and consent of the graduate adviser.

ART 398T. Teaching Methodologies in Studio Art.

Training in teaching methods and procedures for studio art classes, including weekly group meetings with the instructor and individual consultations. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in studio art, or graduate standing and appointment as a teaching assistant; and consent of the graduate adviser.