Department of Art and Design

Department Head: Mr. J. Seth Johnson

Hammond Hall, Carlisle Fine Arts Building, and Anders Round House

Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design

Member of College Art Association

The Department of Art and Design offers courses in studio art and art history. These courses are designed to increase the student’s understanding of the visual arts, past and present, and to aid in the development of the student’s creative abilities in the visual arts. The purpose of the department is to develop the professional artist and to offer courses for self-enrichment for the general student. Students majoring in art may select a degree program leading to the Bachelor of Arts degree or a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with a studio concentration. Studio areas are offered in painting, drawing, printmaking, ceramics, photography, and graphic design.

ART 111  Survey of Art I  (3)  

A study of the major visual arts from the Prehistoric Period to the Middle Ages.

ART 112  Survey of Art II (WI)  (3)  

A study of the major visual arts from the Renaissance to the Contemporary World. (Writing Intensive Course)

ART 130  Creative Thinking  (3)  

This course seeks to increase the student's understanding of creativity and to improve their creative problem solving skills through hands-on exercises and design problems. Students participate in activities designed to help develop their own creativity and discuss the creative process from various theoretical perspectives.

ART 131  Graphic Design Technologies  (3)  

An introduction to the tools and techniques used to execute professional graphic design concepts.

ART 134  Drawing I  (3)  

Practice in different basic drawing techniques and media.

ART 202  Art Appreciation  (3)  

Exploration of art forms of the past and present for understanding of purpose, meaning, and nature of art. Awareness, appreciation, and visual enjoyment of art are stressed.

ART 203  Honors Art Appreciation  (3)  

Substitutes for ART 202. Advanced individualized exploration of art forms of the past and present for understanding of purpose, meaning, and nature of art. Awareness, appreciation, and visual enjoyment of art are stressed.

ART 233  Design I  (3)  

Two dimensional projects related to design principles, theories, and techniques.

ART 234  Drawing II  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): ART 134.

Concentration upon the refinement of technical proficiency with emphasis on the expressive potential of drawing media.

ART 240  Design II  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): ART 134 and 233.

Advanced problems in two-dimensional and three-dimensional design, theories, and techniques.

ART 299  Study Abroad  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): Permission of academic advisor and pre-approval by department head prior to registration.

Individual study abroad through a JSU-sponsored program as administered by International Programs; pre-approval within specific disciplines required. May be repeated for credit for a total of 15 semester hours. Grades: Pass/Fail.

ART 303  Beginning Painting  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): ART 134 and ART 233.

Introduction to formal and technical problems of painting with an emphasis on fundamental concepts and practices.

ART 305  Special Topics in Painting  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): ART 303 and/or permission of instructor.

An in-depth independent investigation of topics and techniques in the field of painting, such as advanced painting from the figure, painting on location, experimental media and materials research, etc. May be duplicated for credit up to 9 hours.

ART 309  Ceramics I: Handbuilding  (3)  

Exploration of a variety of hand building techniques and basic glazing methods to produce functional and decorative ceramics.

ART 312  Special Topics in Ceramics  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): ART 309 and/or permission of instructor.

An in-depth independent investigation of topics and techniques in the field of ceramics, such as glaze formation, figurative ceramics and alternative firing processes, etc. May be duplicated for credit up to 9 hours.

ART 319  Beginning Sculpture  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): ART 134 and ART 233.

Introduction to three-dimensional design problems and sculpture media.

ART 325  Introduction to Illustration  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): ART 234.

Study of illustration involving the application of traditional media.

ART 335  Figure Drawing  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): ART 134 and 234.

Concentration on rendering the human form.

ART 338  Special Topics in Drawing  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): ART 234 or permission of instructor.

An in-depth independent investigation of topics and techniques in the field of drawing, such as advanced drawing from the figure, drawing on location, experimental media and/or contemporary concepts and practices in drawing, etc. May be duplicated for credit up to 9 hours.

ART 339  Digital Illustration  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): ART 234 and permission of instructor.

Students in this course investigate the advantages and application of digital media available to the illustrator.

ART 340  Design III  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): ART 233, 240.

Study of color theories and their application to design.

ART 341  Digital Literacy for Artists/Designers  (3)  

Introduction to basic computer hardware and software skills for artists and designers with an emphasis on the Adobe Creative Suite. Students will learn to document and format their work for dissemination, as well as explore various media and modes for artist/designer self-promotions.

ART 342  Graphic Design I  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): ART 134 and ART 233.

Introduction to typography. The history of writing and type. Projects emphasize spatial problems and communicative value of type, with digital page layout problems.

ART 343  Graphic Design II  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): ART 342.

Examination of the role of the graphic designer. Fundamentals of visual communication and letter form with problems focusing on project research, design process, and unity of type and image.

ART 344  Drawing Studio  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): ART 234.

Comprehensive study of creative drawing, emphasizing material, imagery, and concept.

ART 345  Intermediate Drawing Studio  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): ART 344.

Creative drawing emphasizing aesthetic and conceptual concerns in the thematic development.

ART 350  Screen Printing  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): ART 343.

This course will introduce the student to concepts, techniques, processes and materials used to produce poster designs, fine art prints, packaging and books using screen printing.

ART 352  Type in Motion  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): ART 342.

Introduction to kinetic typographic design concepts and digital software applications used to create kinetic typography.

ART 362  Printmaking: Intaglio  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): ART 134 and ART 233.

Fundamentals of printmaking. Studio work in intaglio (etching) techniques. (Formerly Printmaking I).

ART 365  Special Topics in Printmaking  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): ART 362 and/or permission of instructor.

An in-depth independent investigation of topics and techniques in the field of printmaking, such as relief, letterpress, intaglio, lithography, screenprinting, monotype, collagraph, digital printmaking and experimental media. May be duplicated for credit up to 9 hours.

ART 368  Introduction to Photography  (3)  

Introduction to basic digital photography and image processing techniques with emphasis on the aesthetic qualities of photography.

ART 369  Black and White Photography  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): ART 368.

Introduction to basic black and white film photography and darkroom techniques with emphasis on aesthetic qualities of photography.

ART 374  19th Century Art History (WI)  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): EH 101, 102 and ART 111, 112.

Painting, drawing, and printmaking in the nineteenth century are studied through slide lectures. Offered alternate semesters. (Writing Intensive Course)

ART 387  Modern Art  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): 6 credit hours of 100 or 200 level art history courses or by permission of the instructor.

A survey of modern art in a variety of media from the late nineteenth century to the present.

ART 389  American Art and the Old South  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): EH 101, 102 and ART 111, 112 or equivalent.

A survey of American Art History with emphasis on the traditions of the South.

ART 390  Photoshop Tools  (3)  

Introductory level course that explores the practical principles of processing and editing digital photographs using Adobe Photoshop.

ART 391  Water Color  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): ART 134 and 233.

Water color painting for beginning and intermediate students. Emphasis on developing individual attitudes toward the water color medium. This course may be repeated for credit up to a maximum of 12 hours.

ART 394  Non-Western Art  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): EH 101, 102 and ART 111, 112 or equivalent.

This course will investigate a series of non-western cultures through their art and architecture. (Formerly Primitive and Non-Western Art).

ART 399  Study Tour  (3)  

Topics, excursions, and requirements determined by department. May be duplicated for credit; however, only three (3) credits may be applied toward any major or minor. Infrequently scheduled and subject to minimum and maximum numbers. Advance deposit required.

ART 402  Graphic Design History (WI)  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): 6 credit hours of 100 or 200 level art history courses or by permission of the instructor.

A survey of graphic design history with concentration on developments from the nineteenth century to the present. (Writing Intensive Course)

ART 403  Painting II  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): ART 234, 240, 303.

Advanced work in painting with an emphasis on creative expression and a further development of basic concepts and fundamentals.

ART 404  Painting III  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): ART 403.

Advanced work in painting with an emphasis on creative expression and a further development of basic concepts and fundamentals.

ART 405  Advanced Painting IV  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): ART 404.

The study of advanced comprehensive approach to current painting. The emphasis will be on the development of the individual student's originality in problem solving.

ART 407  Mixed Media  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): ART 134, 233, 234, and 240.

Using traditional as well as nontraditional materials students are encouraged to explore the boundaries between drawing, painting, and sculpture. Research, artistic process, visual documentation, artist as narrator, practical issues, personal concepts, metaphor, and appropriation will play a role in completion of successful works of art. This course may be repeated up to a maximum of nine semester hours.

ART 409  Ceramics II: Intro to Wheel Throwing  (3)  

Exploration of techniques based on the potter's wheel and the production of functional pottery. Investigation of the fundamentals of making glazes and loading and firing kilns.

ART 410  Ceramics III  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): ART 409.

Advanced exploration in the production of ceramic art works.

ART 413  Advanced Ceramics IV  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): ART 410.

Advanced individual exploration in the production of ceramic art works.

ART 419  Sculpture II  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): ART 319.

Advanced work in sculpture with emphasis on dynamic spatial form.

ART 420  Sculpture III  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): ART 419.

Advanced work in sculpture.

ART 430  Graphic Design III  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): ART 343.

Development of design process and methodology. Visual systems, sequencing, and series. Applied projects include identity systems and brochure design. Illustration/vector art software.

ART 431  Advanced Graphic Design IV  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): ART 430.

Information design, package design, and advanced type and image problems. Image manipulation software.

ART 432  Introduction to Letterform Design  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): ART 329 and ART 429.

Introduction to the design of letterform with emphasis on tradition and aesthetics. Letterform may be developed from drawing through to digitization.

ART 434  Graphic Design Workshop  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): ART 343 or approval of instructor.

Introduction to the professional practice of graphic design from the initial contact with the client, through the design process, to the practical aspects of production. This course may be repeated for credit up to a maximum of nine hours.

ART 435  Advanced Typography  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): ART 343.

Advanced exploration, examination, design and application of lettering, letterforms, and type. Projects emphasize spatial problems and communicative value of type with digital page layout programs.

ART 438  Special Topics in Graphic Design  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): ART 343.

An in-depth independent investigation of topics and techniques in the field of graphic design. May be repeated for credit for a total of 9 semester hours.

ART 439  Special Topics in Art History  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): 6 credit hours of 100 or 200 level art history courses or by permission of the instructor.

An in-depth investigation on a variety of possible art historical topics. May be duplicated for credit for a total of nine (9) semester hours, as long as each course taken is a different special topic.

ART 442  Interactive Design I  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): ART 342 or permission of instructor.

Introduction to contemporary concepts and methods of interface design for interactive digital media. Equal emphasis on functional, technical, and aesthetic principles.

ART 443  Interactive Design II  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): ART 442 or permission of instructor.

Intermediate principles of interactive design for digital media. Continuation of principles covered in ART 442 with emphasis on technical development of interactive content.

ART 445  Advanced Drawing and Illustration  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): Any one of the following - ART 325, ART 338, ART 339, ART 344 or ART 345 or by permission of the instructor.

Advanced study of illustrative and creative drawing based in studio production from concept to finished portfolio production. Coursework includes professional practices. This course may be repeated up to a maximum of nine credit hours.

ART 449  History of Photography (WI)  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): 6 credit hours of 100 or 200 level art history courses or by permission of the instructor.

A survey of the development of photography as an emerging technology in the nineteenth century to the present with emphasis on developments in modern and contemporary art. (Writing Intensive Course)

ART 450  Art Theory  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): 3 hours of 300 level Art History.

An investigation of the theoretical background associated with artistic production.

ART 451  Modern Architecture  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): 6 hours of 100 or 200 level art history courses or by permission of the instructor.

An examination of modern architecture from the late nineteenth century to the present with emphasis on developments in technology, artistic theory, and social practices.

ART 462  Printmaking: Relief  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): ART 134 and 233.

Fundamentals of printmaking. Studio work in relief techniques. (Formerly Printmaking II).

ART 463  Printmaking III  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): ART 462.

Further advanced problems in printmaking.

ART 464  Advanced Printmaking IV  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): ART 462 and 463.

Advanced problems in printmaking utilizing traditional and experimental techniques. The emphasis will be on developing the student's individual approach.

ART 467  Photography in the Field  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): ART 368 and permission of the instructor.

Introduction to photographing on location. Emphasis will be on exploring the technical concerns and aesthetic possibilities of location photography. This course may be repeated for credit up to 9 hours.

ART 469  Intermediate Digital Photography  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): ART 368.

Explore color and advanced black and white digital photography, building on skills and ideas learned in Introduction to Photography, with emphasis on the technical and aesthetic aspects of photography.

ART 470  Alternative Processes in Photography  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): ART 368.

Advanced use of historical photographic processes and darkroom photography as fine art. Emphasis is on the use of advanced techniques and on personal expression. This course may be repeated for credit up to a maximum of 9 hours.

ART 471  Advanced Photography  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): ART 368, 369, 469.

The study of advanced aesthetic and technical skills in black and white, color, and other photographic mediums. The emphasis will be on individual originality and creative expression. This course may be repeated for credit up to a maximum of 9 hours.

ART 472  Basic Digital Photography  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): ART 134, ART 233, ART 369, ART 469 or 470.

This course will explore the primary manner in which digital and/or digitized images are different from traditional silver based photographic materials. Emphasis will be on both technical and aesthetic aspects of photography.

ART 473  Special Topics in Photography  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): ART 368 and permission of instructor.

Advanced work in photography and digital imaging. Topics will rotate and include such areas as social and documentary photography, exploratory media, and advance technical areas of study. This course may be repeated for credit up to a maximum of 12 hours.

ART 475  Studio Lighting  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): ART 469.

This class explores light control for still photography and video in the studio and on location. Students will use professional grade continuous light sources and strobes along with natural light to explore the creative possibilities of designing with light.

ART 476  Video for Photographers  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): ART 469.

Explore practical skills and concepts from image capture to editing that will allow you to adapt your photography skills to video production and time-based design.

ART 479  Independent Study in Art History  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): Approval of department head or approval of instructor.

12 hours (300+) of Art History. Selected topics to be coordinated with instructor.

ART 481  Internship Graphic Design  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): ART 430 or permission of the instructor.

Students will perform on-the-job training and gain experience in an area of their specialization. This course may be duplicated for credit for a total of six (6) semester hours, only with two distinct job training experiences..

ART 484  Current New York Art Museum  (3)  

A study of New York art exhibitions available in museums such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, and local galleries. In addition, students visit Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and attend four Broadway productions.

ART 486  Internship in Museum Work  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): 12 hours (300+) in Art History.

Designed for students planning a career in museum work. Course includes history and organization of museums with work experience in a local museum. Recommended for Art History minor.

ART 488  BFA Seminar  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): Acceptance in BFA Program and Senior Standing.

Required for the BFA. Required for the BFA. Seminar includes a review of current literature, portfolio presentation, BFA exhibition, and senior paper.

ART 489  BA Senior Seminar in Art History  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): Senior standing.

Required of senior art majors with a concentration in art history and must be taken the semester of graduation. Seminar introduces students to historiography and research methodologies relevant to the art history discipline. Working closely with the instructor, students write a major research paper and oral presentation related to their scholarly interest in art history.

ART 490  Advanced Independent Study  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): Completion of studio emphasis and permission of department head and instructor.

Intensive independent study for students within their studio emphasis, coordinated and approved by a faculty advisor. Each course may be repeated for credit, up to a maximum of 12 hours, with permission of Department Head.

ART 491  Advanced Independent Study  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): Completion of studio emphasis and approval of department head and instructor.

Intensive independent study for students within their studio emphasis, coordinated and approved by a faculty advisor. Each course may be repeated for credit, up to a maximum of 12 hours, with permission of Department Head.

ART 492  Advanced Independent Study  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): Completion of studio emphasis and permission of department head and instructor.

Intensive independent study for students within their studio emphasis, coordinated and approved by a faculty advisor. Each course may be repeated for credit, up to a maximum of 12 hours, with permission of Department Head.

ART 493  Advanced Independent Study  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): Completion of studio emphasis and approval of department head and instructor.

Intensive independent study for students within their studio emphasis, coordinated and approved by a faculty advisor. Each course may be repeated for credit, up to a maximum of 12 hours, with permission of Department Head.

ART 494  Advanced Independent Study  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): Completion of studio emphasis and approval of department head and instructor.

Intensive independent study for students within their studio emphasis, coordinated and approved by a faculty advisor. Each course may be repeated for credit, up to a maximum of 12 hours, with permission of Department Head.

ART 495  Advanced Independent Study  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): Completion of studio emphasis and approval of department head and instructor.

Intensive independent study for students within their studio emphasis, coordinated and approved by a faculty advisor. Each course may be repeated for credit, up to a maximum of 12 hours, with permission of Department Head.

ART 496  Advanced Independent Study  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): Completion of studio emphasis and approval of department head and instructor.

Intensive independent study for students within their studio emphasis, coordinated and approved by a faculty advisor. Each course may be repeated for credit, up to a maximum of 12 hours, with permission of Department Head.

ART 497  Advanced Independent Study  (3)  
ART 499  BA Senior Seminar and Exhibit  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): Senior standing.

Required of senior art majors and must be taken the semester of graduation. Seminar will cover the important aspects of planning and hanging an exhibit and the preparation of a portfolio and resume. The fruition of this course will be the Senior Exhibit.