Wilkinson College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Patrick Fuery, Ph.D., Dean

Eric Chimenti, M.F.A., Associate Dean

Ann Gordon, Ph.D., Associate Dean

Wilkinson College of Humanities and Social Sciences invites you to explore the liberal arts with our vibrant intellectual community where award–winning faculty and students work together to advance their respective fields of knowledge and to make a difference in the world.

Take part in the collaborative student–faculty research, internships, community service, travel courses and study abroad, student clubs and organizations, and several lecture series that extend learning beyond the classroom. We provide a network of advising and support for undeclared majors during this exciting time of discovery. Wilkinson College community welcomes you to explore how we can support your learning and development.

Department of Art

Eric Chimenti, M.F.A., Chair and Associate Dean of Wilkinson College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Professors: Salmond;

Associate Professor: Chimenti, Jaenichen;

Assistant Professors: Halloran, Hebron, Kiddie, Walsh.

Bachelor of Arts in Art History

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design

Admittance to the department and BFA programs is by departmental application and review. Please see website for information - http://www.chapman.edu/wilkinson/art/undergraduate-admissions/index.aspx.

The mission of the department of art is to educate students about the images and objects that influence their perceptions of contemporary life and to prepare them to participate in shaping the world. The curriculum of the art department prepares students for graduate studies in art history and studio art and to work professionally as graphic designers.

Departmental Opportunities

Departmental Honors

The art faculty awards departmental honors to students who have produced outstanding work in their area. Requirements for consideration include departmental GPA of 3.500, a proven and sustained investment in creative, intellectual, and scholarly inquiry and demonstration of original and critical thinking in all department academic work culminating in a final exhibition of work, final portfolio, or final draft and presentation of a senior thesis.

Grading Policy

All courses in the major must be taken for a letter grade and passed with a "C" or higher, unless specifically noted.

Bachelor of Arts in Art History

The BA in art history allows students to explore the arts within a broad historical and cultural context. It is an excellent preparation for graduate school and for art–related careers. A minimum of 21 credits must be at the upper–division level.

requirements (21 credits)

ART 195

Art and Text

3

ART 260

Ancient to Medieval Art*

3

ART 261

Renaissance to Modern Art*

3

ART 264

Art of India, the Himalayas, and Southeast Asia

3

ART 265

Exchange and Evolution in the Arts of China and Japan

3

ART 398

Junior Seminar: Art History

3

ART 498

Senior Thesis in Art History

3

*AP placement of 4 or 5 may waive one of the western surveys

seven of the following (21 credits)

ART 290

Independent Internship

½–3

ART 296

Contemporary Gallery Practice

3

ART 329

Experimental Course (in Art History)

½–4

ART 347

Poets, Philosophers, and Citizens: Life in the Ancient Greek City

3

ART 351

Art and Gender in Antiquity: Women's Beauty and Men's Power in Greek and Roman Art

3

ART 352

Love and Death in Ancient Egypt

3

ART 353

The Age of the Great Gothic Cathedrals: Medieval Art and Culture

3

ART 354

Art, Politics and Murder: 15th and 16th Century Florence and the Medici

3

ART 355

Art and the Senses: Visual Culture of the Most Serene Republic of Venice in the 15th and 16th Century

3

ART 356

Princely Art: Renaissance Court Art and Culture of Mantua, Milan, Ferrara and Rome

3

ART 357

Rethinking Renaissance Visual Culture: 15th and 16th Century Florence, Rome and Venice

3

ART 358

Early Greek Art

3

ART 359

Myth, Drama, and Pursuit of the Ideal: Later Greek Art

3

ART 361

Baroque Art

3

ART 362

Nineteenth Century Art

3

ART 363

Modern Art

3

ART 364

Northern Renaissance Art

3

ART 367

History of Photography

3

ART 370

Contemporary Art: 1945 to 1970

3

ART 371

Contemporary Art: 1970 to the Present

3

ART 373

History of Graphic Design

3

ART 374

Change and Exchange in the Contemporary Arts of China, Korea and Japan

 

3

ART 375

Change and Exchange in the Contemporary Arts of South Asia, the Middle East and Southeast Asia

 

3

ART 377

Modern Russian Art

3

ART 378

Soviet and Post-Soviet Art

3

ART 379

Rome: The Development of the City

3

ART 386

Monarchy, Republic, Empire: Etruscan and Roman Art

3

ART 397

Modernism

3

ART 463

Cultural Heritage and the Art World

3

ART 464

Gender, Art and Western Culture

3

ART 490

Independent Internship

½–3

two studio courses

6

total credits

 

48

Program Learning Outcomes and Educational Effectiveness Evaluation Plans for BA Art History.

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art

The BFA in art prepares students for a professional career in the field of contemporary visual art, with an emphasis on interdisciplinary practice. Graduates will be cultural producers fluent in technical, theoretical and professional components of a 21st century artistic practice. Graduates will be prepared to compete in the field of visual art, where they make their contribution as artists, curators, critics, gallerists, teacher, or fabricators. A minimum of 30 credits must be at the upper-division level.

core requirements (24 credits)

ART 116

Ceramics: Form and Surface

3

ART 120

Photographic Imaging

3

ART 121

Digital Imaging

3

ART 122

Objects and Space

3

ART 123

Painting and Mark Making

3

ART 124

Drawing and Planning

3

ART 195

Art and Text

3

ART 296

Contemporary Gallery Practice

3

advanced requirements (21 credits)

ART 380

21st Century Art

3

ART 381

Curatorial Practice

3

ART 382

Interdisciplinary Art Production

3

ART 383

Collaborative Projects

3

ART 384

Concepts in Contemporary Art

3

ART 397

Modernism

3

ART 497

Advanced Art: Critique and Exhibition

3

four advanced, medium-specific studio courses (12 credits)

take courses in at least two disciplines

12

elective (3 credits)

one of the following

 

300 level art history course

3

ANTH 211

Visual Culture

3

HIST 333

Images of American History

3

HIST 388

Technology and the Media in the United States

3

ART 490

Independent Internship

½–3

total credits

 

60

Program Learning Outcomes and Educational Effectiveness Evaluation Plans for BFA Art.

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design

The BFA in graphic design is for students wishing to pursue graphic design in the larger context of professional applications and practices. A rigorous sequence of design studio classes is combined with courses that explore the history and theory of the discipline as well as the necessary techniques and software relevant to the field. The BFA prepares students for professional employment in the various fields of graphic design.

requirements (63 credits)

ART 122

Objects and Space

3

ART 124

Drawing and Planning

3

ART 132

Visualization – Perspective and Rendering

3

ART 195

Art and Text

3

ART 230

Introduction to Graphic Design*

3

ART 231

Typography*

3

ART 233

Color

3

ART 234

Packaging Design

3

ART 235

Introduction to Information Design

3

ART 331

Advertising Design

3

ART 332

Graphic Design

3

ART 335

Web Design

3

ART 338

Advanced Typography

3

ART 339

Book Design

3

ART 373

History of Graphic Design

3

ART 396

Junior Seminar: Graphic Design

3

ART 430

Advanced Graphic Design

3

ART 431

Motion Design

3

ART 435

Advanced Web Design

3

ART 492A

Business Practices/Seminar Internship

3

ART 492B

Graphic Design Portfolio/Seminar Internship

3

*Students must receive a grade of "B" or higher in ART 230 and 231 before they can enroll in subsequent graphic design courses.

two art history courses

6

three of the following (9 credits)

ART 115

Foundation Course in Ceramics

3

ART 120

Photographic Imaging

3

ART 123

Painting and Mark Making

3

ART 208

Introduction to Book Arts

3

ART 211

Introduction to Life Drawing

3

ART 336

Illustration

3

ART 393

Sustainable Design Principles (Travel Course)

3

total credits

 

78

Program Learning Outcomes and Educational Effectiveness Evaluation Plans for BFA Graphic Design.

Minors in the Department of Art

Minor in Art

A minor in art is designed for students seeking an exposure to art as an integral part of their liberal arts degree. The program allows students to explore the practice, history and theory of the arts. A minimum of 24 credits, at least 9 of which must be upper-division, are required for a minor in art. The art minor is available to all students at Chapman University with a departmental application and portfolio review.

two of the following (6 credits)

ART 124

Drawing and Planning   

3

ART 195

Art and Text

3

ART 260

Ancient to Medieval Art

3

ART 261

Renaissance to Modern Art

3

ART 264

Art of India, the Himalayas and Southeast Asia

3

ART 296

Contemporary Gallery Practices

3

one of the following (3 credits)

ART 370

Contemporary Art: 1945 to 1970

3

ART 371

Contemporary Art: 1970 to Present

3

ART 374

Change and Exchange in the Contemporary Arts of China, Korea and Japan

3

ART 375

Change and Exchange in the Contemporary Arts of South Asia, the Middle East and Southeast Asia

3

ART 397

Modernism

3

ART 494

BA Senior Seminar

3

five of the following (15 credits)

ART 115

Foundation Course in Ceramics

3

ART 116

Ceramics: Form and Surface   

3

ART 120

Photographic Imaging

3

ART 121

Digital Imaging

3

ART 122

Objects and Space

3

ART 123

Painting and Mark Making

3

ART 211

Introduction to Life Drawing

3

ART 214

Intermediate Painting

3

ART 215

Intermediate Ceramics

3

ART 311

Life Drawing

3

ART 312

Advanced Painting

3

ART 313

Advanced Sculpture

3

ART 315

Advanced Ceramics

3

ART 320

Color Photography

3

ART 321

Topics in Photography

3

ART 322

Photography and Contemporary Art

3

ART 323

Digital Photography

3

ART 324

Video Art

3

ART 325

New Genres: Video, Installation and Performance Art

3

total credits

 

24

Minor in Art History

The art history minor is available to all students at Chapman University without departmental application. A minimum of 24 credits, 9 of which must be upper-division, are required for a minor in art history. The art history minor is only for students majoring in another discipline outside the department of art.

two of the following (6 credits)

ART 260

Ancient to Medieval Art

3

ART 261

Renaissance to Modern Art

3

ART 264

Art of India, the Himalayas and Southeast Asia

3

ART 265

Exchange and Evolution in the Arts of China and Japan

3

six of the following (18 credits)

ART 195

Art and Text

3

ART 290

Independent Internship

½–3

ART 296

Contemporary Gallery Practice

3

ART 329

Experimental Course (in Art History)

½–4

ART 347

Poets, Philosophers, and Citizens: Life in the Ancient Greek City

3

ART 351

Art and Gender in Antiquity: Women's Beauty and Men's Power in Greek and Roman Art

3

ART 352

Love and Death in Ancient Egypt

3

ART 353

The Age of the Great Gothic Cathedrals: Medieval Art and Culture

3

ART 354

Art, Politics and Murder: 15th and 16th Century Florence and the Medici

3

ART 355

Art and the Senses: Visual Culture of the Most Serene Republic of Venice in the 15th and 16th Century

3

ART 356

Princely Art: Renaissance Court Art and Culture of Mantua, Milan, Ferrara, and Rome

3

ART 357

Rethinking Renaissance Visual Culture: 15th and 16th Century Florence, Rome and Venice

3

ART 358

Early Greek Art

3

ART 359

Myth, Drama, and Pursuit of the Ideal: Later Greek Art

3

ART 361

Baroque Art

3

ART 362

Nineteenth Century Art

3

ART 363

Modern Art

3

ART 364

Northern Renaissance Art

3

ART 367

History of Photography

3

ART 370

Contemporary Art: 1945 to 1970

3

ART 371

Contemporary Art: 1970 to the Present

3

ART 373

History of Graphic Design

3

ART 374

Change and Exchange in the Contemporary Arts of China, Korea and Japan

3

ART 375

Change and Exchange in the Contemporary Arts of South Asia, the Middle East and Southeast Asia

3

ART 377

Modern Russian Art

3

ART 378

Soviet and Post-Soviet Art

3

ART 379

Rome: The Development of the City

3

ART 386

Monarchy, Republic, Empire: Etruscan and Roman Art

3

ART 397

Modernism

3

ART 398

Junior Seminar: Art History

3

ART 463

Cultural Heritage and the Art World

3

ART 464

Gender, Art, and Western Culture

3

ART 490

Independent Internship

½–3

total credits

 

24

Minor in Graphic Design

The graphic design minor is available to all students at Chapman University with a departmental application and portfolio review. A student must provide 8 to 10 examples of art and/or design work they have completed and a one-page written rationale describing their interest in a graphic design minor. The full-time graphic design faculty will review the application for approval in May. Before enrolling in graphic design courses, students have to formally declare the associated minor, complete required prerequisites and/or get faculty approval. A minimum of 24 credits, at least 9 of which must be upper-division, are required for a minor in graphic design. The graphic design minor is only for students majoring in another discipline.

five of the following (15 credits)

ART 124

Drawing and Planning

3

ART 230

Introduction to Graphic Design

3

ART 231

Typography

3

ART 335

Web Design

3

ART 373

History of Graphic Design

3

three of the following (9 credits)

ART 122

Objects and Space

3

ART 233

Color

3

ART 234

Packaging Design

3

ART 235

Introduction to Information Design

3

ART 331

Advertising Design

3

ART 332

Graphic Design

3

ART 336

Illustration

3

ART 338

Advanced Typography

3

ART 339

Book Design

3

ART 430

Advanced Graphic Design

3

ART 431

Motion Design

3

ART 435

Advanced Web Design

3

ART 492A

Business Practices/Seminar Internship

3

ART 492B

Graphic Design Portfolio/Seminar Internship

3

total credits

 

24

Teaching Credential

Students interested in becoming secondary school teachers in art should contact the College of Educational Studies.

Course Descriptions – Art

ART 115 Foundation Course in Ceramics

Introduction to the technology, history, and theory of the ceramic arts. Students will learn basic hand building, wheel throwing, glazing, firing, and the vocabulary applicable to the construction of ceramic pottery and sculpture. Fee: $75. (Offered every semester.) 3 credits.

ART 116 Ceramics: Form and Surface

An introduction to the materiality of clay and an array of foundational forming and firing processes pertaining to the ceramics medium. Projects will apply hand-building, wheel throwing, casting, glazing and firing methods in explorations of vessel, figurative, abstract and installation work. Fee: $75. (Offered every semester.) 3 credits.

ART 117 Ceramics of China, Korea and Japan

A foundation course in ceramics that examines the aesthetics, technology, history, cultures and practice of China, Korea and Japan in relation to artistic expression using the clay medium. Students learn how to make ceramic works directly inspired by the contributions to the field, from the originators of ceramics practices. Fee: $75. (Offered fall semester, alternate years.) 3 credits.

ART 120 Photographic Imaging

In this course students acquire the technical skills and learn the formal qualities essential to producing black and white photographs. Emphasis is placed on basic camera and darkroom techniques and the exploration of the history and theory of photography combined with a discussion of the photographic image as it relates to contemporary and historical artistic practice. Fee: $75. (Offered every semester.) 3 credits.

ART 121 Digital Imaging

Prerequisite, art, or art history, or graphic design, or studio art major, or minor. An introduction to digital media as a means of artistic expression and conceptualization. Students will be instructed in digital imaging techniques including compositing and appropriation. Students will work with time-based media, such as video and sound, and learn how to use the web as a means of distribution. This course familiarizes students with the interfaces of commonly used digital media programs, including Photoshop and Final Cut. (Offered every semester.) 3 credits.

ART 122 Objects and Space

Prerequisite, art, or art history, or graphic design, or studio art major, or minor. An introduction to fundamentals of design, materiality and presentation of sculptural objects. Fabrication methods in a variety of materials (wood, metal, plaster, found objects) will be explored. Fee: $75. (Offered every semester.) 3 credits.

ART 123 Painting and Mark Making

An exploration highlighting the of materiality paint and the physicality of mark making. Students are introduced to color theory, glazing, impasto, figuration, and abstraction. Fee: $75. (Offered every semester.) 3 credits.

ART 124 Drawing and Planning

An examination of the variety of ways drawing is utilized in various mediums (painting, design, sculpture, video) and as a tool for understanding fundamental formal principles. (Offered every semester.) 3 credits.

ART 130 Research Methods for Designers

Prerequisite, graphic design major, or consent of instructor. Corequisite, ART 132. This course introduces students to a range of methodologies and strategies used to enhance creative conceptualization abilities and provide evidence to support design decisions. Students will be exposed to the relationship that exists between research as a practice-based activity and research as scholarly inquiry. Students will engage in the research process through field work, papers, and visual presentations with the ability to conduct primary research using a variety of interviewing techniques, observational, and participatory design methods.(Offered spring semester.) 3 credits.

ART 132 Visualization - Perspective and Rendering

Prerequisite, graphic design major, or minor. Students will learn to visualize through such techniques as thumbnails, comping, and spatial rendering. Study units include grids, 1 and 2 point perspective, shading, color, shadows, reflections, rapid indication, the visualization process, graphic expression, graphic creation. (Offered spring semester.) 3 credits.

ART 195 Art and Text

Required of all freshman art majors this course provides students with the vocabulary for talking and writing about the visual arts, with the goal of making them active viewers and producers of visual culture. (Offered fall semester.) 3 credits.

ART 199 Individual Study

Prerequisite, consent of instructor. May be repeated for credit. (Offered every semester.) 1–6 credits.

ART 208 Introduction to Book Arts

Prerequisite, graphic design major, or minor. This course will give the student an overview of the Book Arts including both sewn and non-sewn book structures. The study of paper and printmaking in the context of books will also be covered. Other techniques such as marbling paper, image-transfers, textual treatments, pop-ups, altered books, and collage will also be introduced as time and interest allows. Emphasis on both concept and structure will allow students to generate ideas in order to design and execute finished book works. Fee: $75. (Offered fall semester.) 3 credits.

ART 211 Introduction to Life Drawing

Prerequisite, ART 124, or consent of instructor. Students develop basic drawing skills and visual awareness through drawing from models. Line quality, textural character, proportion, and chiaroscuro are emphasized using such media as charcoal, pencil, powdered graphite, ink, and conte crayon. (Offered every semester.) 3 credits.

ART 214 Intermediate Painting

Prerequisite, ART 123, or consent of instructor. The course develops increased sophistication in the use of a variety of painting mediums including acrylics, oils, and mixed media. The emphasis is on contemporary painting and strives to move students toward individual directions in form and content via instruction in technique in a variety of painting materials and exposure to the work of influential contemporary painters, art critics and theoreticians. Fee: $75. (Offered every semester.) 3 credits.

ART 215 Intermediate Ceramics

Prerequisite, ART 115, or 116, or consent of instructor. Continued exploration in ceramics working in variety of fabrication and glazing methods including wheel throwing, hand building, slip casting, mold making, glaze formulation, and kiln firing. Fee: $75. (Offered every semester.) 3 credits.

ART 229 Experimental Course

Art Department experimental courses are designed to offer additional opportunities to explore areas and subjects of special interest. Course titles, prerequisites, and credits may vary. Some courses require student lab fees. Specific course details will be listed in the course schedule. May be repeated for credit if the topic is different. Fee: TBD (Offered as needed.) ½–4 credits.

ART 230 Introduction to Graphic Design

Prerequisites, ART 124, 132, sophomore standing, and graphic design major, or minor, or consent of instructor. Corequisite, ART 231. This course is an introduction to graphic design. Course includes instruction in the discipline of graphic design and in basic Macintosh computer skills as well as use of Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe InDesign. Fee: $75. (Offered fall semester.) 3 credits.

ART 231 Typography

Prerequisites, ART 124, 132, and graphic design major, or minor, and sophomore standing, or consent of instructor. Corequisite, ART 230. This course is an introduction to the vocabulary, anatomy, and creation of typography and its history of printing methods. Course projects evolve in progression—for example, initial projects will explore hand-carved lettering and calligraphy working towards computer generated projects. This course begins as a micro investigation of individual type anatomy and progresses to a macro study of continuous text and multi-page layout. Study objectives include “found type” in a vernacular, an introduction to semantics, and foundations specific to typography such as defining a grid, font development and appropriate use of type styles. (Offered fall semester.) 3 credits.

ART 233 Color

Prerequisites, ART 230, 231, and graphic design major, or minor, and sophomore standing, or consent of instructor. This course explores the application and theory of color in multimedia areas including the visual arts, web, motion graphics, digital photography, and especially graphic design. The perceptual, symbolic, and psychological nature of color in historical and contemporary usage will be explored within the boundaries of technological progression. (Offered spring semester.) 3 credits.

ART 234 Packaging Design

Prerequisites, ART 122, 132, 230, 231, sophomore standing, graphic design major, or consent of instructor. This is an introductory course exploring 3-dimensional packaging design, including the history of packaging, legislation mandates, production, environmental issues, as well as paper/material selection. (Offered spring semester.) 3 credits.

ART 235 Introduction to Information Design

Prerequisites, ART 132, 230, 231, sophomore standing, and graphic design major, or minor, or consent of instructor. This is an introductory course presenting graphic design students with specific terminology, theory, case studies and projects in information design. Study objectives include a comprehensive introduction to semiotics and icon design, wayfinding, inclusive and participatory design, semantics and the U.S. Plain Language legislation, instructional design, ethnographies and design, seminar and case studies on professional practice and contemporary research. (Offered spring semester.) 3 credits.

ART 260 Ancient to Medieval Art

An introduction to the development of the visual arts from the Paleolithic (Old Stone Age) period to the Middle Ages. (Offered every semester.) 3 credits.

ART 261 Renaissance to Modern Art

An introduction to the development of the visual arts in Europe, Britain, and America from the Renaissance to the 20th century. (Offered every semester.) 3 credits.

ART 264 Art of India, the Himalayas and Southeast Asia

An introduction to the sacred arts of Buddhism, Hinduism, and Islam. Painting, sculpture, architecture, and the decorative arts are studied as works of art and reflections of culture. (Offered fall semester.) 3 credits.

ART 265 Exchange and Evolution in the Arts of China and Japan

Examination of the traditional arts of China and Japan as expressions of their respective cultures. Major themes will include the role of the artist in society, art in the service of religion, and the arts as a vehicle for understanding the natural world. Emphasis will be placed on the evolution of forms and ideas as they migrate between the two cultures. (Offered spring semester.) 3 credits.

ART 290 Independent Internship

Prerequisite, consent of instructor. For students majoring in art, art history, and graphic design. The internship positions will offer actual working experience in art, art history, graphic studios, and advertising agencies. P/NP. May be repeated for credit. (Offered every semester.) ½–3 credits.

ART 296 Contemporary Gallery Practice

This class will offer an examination of contemporary curatorial practices, gallery exhibition planning and strategies, portfolio preparation, interpreting contemporary criticism, and navigating the LA and Southern California contemporary galleries and institutions. May be repeated for credit. (Offered fall semester, alternate years.) 3 credits.

ART 299 Individual Study

Prerequisite, consent of instructor. May be repeated for credit. (Offered every semester.) 1–6 credits.

ART 311 Life Drawing

Prerequisite, ART 211. Working from nude models, students refine visual skills, techniques, and interpretative powers. Media include charcoal, pastels, ink, oil stick, wax, conte crayon, and pencil. May be repeated for credit. (Offered every semester.) 3 credits.

ART 312 Advanced Painting

Prerequisite, ART 214, or consent of instructor. Develops an understanding of formal, technical, and conceptual issues. Students are encouraged to pursue personal directions. Individual and group critiques. May be repeated for credit. Fee: $75. (Offered every semester.) 3 credits.

ART 313 Advanced Sculpture

Prerequisite, ART 122. Students refine skills and learn new techniques as they design and construct sculptures in a variety of materials. May be repeated for credit. Fee: $75. (Offered spring semester.) 3 credits.

ART 315 Advanced Ceramics

Prerequisite, ART 215. Continued emphasis on wheel throwing, hand building, glaze experimentation, and kiln firing. May be repeated for credit. Fee: $75. (Offered every semester.) 3 credits.

ART 318 Advanced Drawing

Advanced Drawing is an intensive course that focuses on aspects of contemporary drawing. It seeks to expand a notion of drawing from its traditional foundational role (where drawing exists in service of representation, or as “sketch” for an artwork in another medium) to a fully realized and complete medium unto itself. Students will explore different notions of drawing through experimentation and focused exercises, and will expand their technical and theoretical understanding of the medium. Fee: $75. (Offered fall semester, alternate years.) 3 credits.

ART 320 Color Photography

Prerequisites, ART 120, 121, and art, or art history, or graphic design, or studio art major, or minor, or consent of instructor. Laboratory and lecture course in theory, techniques, and esthetics of color fine art photography. Advanced work in photographic technique with emphasis given to color printing. Students must have constant access to a working 35mm camera. Fee: $75. (Offered fall semester, alternate years.) 3 credits.

ART 321 Topics in Photography

Prerequisites, ART 120, or consent of instructor, and art, or art history, or graphic design, or studio art major, or art minor. Lecture and laboratory course in theory, techniques, and esthetics of photography. Advanced work in photography with emphasis given to a single contemporary topic or approach. May be repeated for credit if a different topic. (Offered spring semester, alternate years.) 3 credits.

ART 322 Photography and Contemporary Art

Prerequisites, ART 120, 121, and art, or art history, or graphic design, or studio art major, or minor, or consent of instructor. Laboratory and lecture course in theory, techniques, and aesthetics of fine art photography with an emphasis on artwork produced since 1990 and expanding beyond basic black and white photographic printing. Students must have access to a working 35mm camera. (Offered spring semester, alternate years.) 3 credits.

ART 323 Digital Photography

Prerequisites, ART 120, 121, and art, or art history, or graphic design, or studio art major, or minor. An advanced studio course with an emphasis on the theory and production of art utilizing digital photographic processing and printing. Students should have some experience with the Macintosh computer and have access to a digital or 35mm camera. $75. (Offered fall semester, alternate years.) 3 credits.

ART 324 Video Art

Prerequisites, ART 121, or consent of instructor, and art, or film studies, or graphic design major, or art, digital imaging and design, or graphic design minor. An advanced studio course with an emphasis on contemporary media theory and the production of art utilizing video. The course will include basic and advanced production techniques. A series of screenings, readings and discussions will examine video art in relation to contemporary art and culture. (Offered spring semester.) 3 credits.

ART 325 New Genres: Video, Installation and Performance Art

Prerequisites, ART 195, 121, and art major, or art minor. This is a studio course that examines the production and theory of New Genres art works. New Genres includes “non-traditional” media and processes in the field of contemporary art, such as: performance art, video art, site-specific works, and installation art. Students will be introduced to the techniques and theories of making art in each of these areas through a series of exercises and projects. The course will also look at the history of these types of artmaking, as well as past and current artists working in similar ways. Fee: $75. (Offered fall semester.) 3 credits.

ART 328 Installation Art

Prerequisites, ART 113, 325. Installation art presents a physical environment to be experienced through multiple senses. This is a studio course in which students will learn to construct installation art pieces through a variety of approaches. Students will learn to use a combination of sculptural materials, readymade objects, architectural sites, public and private sites, sound, video, and other visual media to create innovative installation art. (Offered fall semester, alternate years.) 3 credits.

ART 329 Experimental Course

Art Department experimental courses are designed to offer additional opportunities to explore areas and subjects of special interest. Course titles, prerequisites, and credits may vary. Some courses require student lab fees. Specific course details will be listed in the course schedule. May be repeated for credit if the topic is different. Fee: TBD (Offered as needed.) ½–4 credits.

ART 331 Advertising Design

Prerequisites, ART 230, 231, 332, and graphic design major, or minor, and junior standing, or consent of instructor. This course will challenge students to think critically, socially, politically and historically in the area of advertising design. Students will gain experience in branding and campaign strategies; green design trends and marketing techniques; propaganda and metaphorical strategies; writing skills for headlines, conceptual copy and comprehensive design briefs; introduction in narrative, storyboarding and sequence; and guerrilla advertising tactics. Fee: $75. (Offered fall semester.) 3 credits.

ART 332 Graphic Design

Prerequisites, ART 230, 231, and graphic design major, or minor, or consent of instructor. The goal of this course is to develop a comprehensive understanding of methods, concept ideation, and process for visual communication. Study include an emphasis in book design and editorial typography. Students are expected to incorporate conceptual strategies, various methods in design research, typography and theory in graphic design learned thus far in the graphic design program. Fee: $75. (Offered spring semester.) 3 credits.

ART 335 Web Design

Prerequisites, ART 230, 231, and graphic design major, or minor, or consent of instructor. Students develop graphic, interactive, and web design projects using HTML and Dreamweaver software. (Offered fall semester.) 3 credits.

ART 336 Illustration

Prerequisites, ART 124, 211, graphic design major, or consent of instructor. Introduces illustration techniques through conceptually-based projects, demonstrations, discussions, guest artists, and field trips. Students explore ideas and develop a personal language through understanding historical and contemporary illustration. (Offered fall semester.) 3 credits.

ART 338 Advanced Typography

Prerequisites, ART 230, 231, 332, junior standing, and graphic design major, or minor, or consent of instructor. ART 338 focuses on advanced typography principles and design and explores advanced concepts in typographic design and lettering. Typographic exploration, type aesthetics and functional typography will be emphasized. Hand and computer graphic skills are reviewed and enhanced. The purpose of this class is to build upon one’s knowledge of typographic terminology, form, structure, and design. Students learn by taking information given during class lectures and critiques and applying that knowledge to an assignment which reinforces practical design practices in professional arenas. (Offered fall semester.) 3 credits.

ART 339 Book Design

Prerequisites, ART 230, 231, and graphic design major, or minor, or consent of instructor. Students explore how the subtleties of typography and layout from the simplest one-column layout to complex grids and free-form typography. Students begin to understand and develop forms appropriate to editorial content and context. This class also tackles the practical aspects of book production, from developing viable projects, to finding a publisher, to understanding production implications of the design. (Offered fall semester.) 3 credits.

ART 344 Performance Art

Prerequisite, ART 325. This course will offer an in depth study of the theory and practice of performance art. With the idea that the body is a medium to be used as a tool for creating contemporary art, students will explore a variety of approaches to making and viewing performance art. This course will look at the history and theory of performance art, as it is distinguished from dance, theater, or other body-related actions. Students will devise their own individual and group performance art pieces, to be performed in the classroom and at site-specific venues. (Offered spring semester, alternate years.) 3 credits.

ART 347 Poets, Philosophers, and Citizens: Life in the Ancient Greek City

This course will cover all aspects of ancient Greek urban life: the planning of towns, civic spaces, religious architecture, houses and households, theaters and drama, and the economy. Athens will be the primary example. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

ART 350 Teaching the Visual Arts

This course explores the art of learning and teaching through visual art. Students will be introduced to the styles of learning and how this understanding benefits everyone. Students will begin viewing themselves as artists and slowly that information will be communicated as teacher. All styles of art from drawing to performance and installation will be explored. A portfolio of lessons and lesson plans will be created, preparing students for interviews specifically in education, but valuable for all occupations. (Offered every semester.) 3 credits.

ART 351 Art and Gender in Antiquity: Women's Beauty and Men's Power in Greek and Roman Art

This course explores the manner in which gender, both male and female, was conceptualized and therefore represented in the art of Ancient Greece and Rome. Though students will first be introduced to a chronological survey of Greek and Roman art, the primary emphasis will remain the analysis of the ideologies used to create, re-create, imagine, represent, and perform gender in ancient cultures. Students will be asked to examine Visual and Textual material to investigate the notion of masculinity and femininity paying particular attention to the genderized gaze. The ultimate goal is to unravel the encoded messages of the visual world of Ancient Greece and Rome. (Offered spring semester, alternate years.) 3 credits.

ART 352 Love and Death in Ancient Egypt

This course explores Egyptian paintings and relieves from Temples and Tombs to reveal the strong sensual qualities encoded in symbolism and iconography of funerary art. A careful analysis of artifacts will help us understand how encoded images were seen as a form of power and a means to obtain immortality. (Offered fall semester, alternate years.) 3 credits.

ART 353 The Age of the Great Gothic Cathedrals: Medieval Art and Culture

This course studies the visual arts of the period from approximately 100 BC to AD 1400 through selected examples of painting, architecture, sculpture, and the decorative arts and crafts. The course will explore the religious and social context that gave rise to the great Gothic Cathedral of France, England, and Italy. (Offered fall semester, alternate years.) 3 credits.

ART 354 Art, Politics and Murder: 15th and 16th Century Florence and the Medici

This course will focus on Renaissance Florence paying particular attention to the geographic, social, and political uniqueness of the city that was the cradle of the Italian Renaissance. All media will be taken under consideration - painting, sculpture, and architecture - covering artists from Giotto to Michelangelo. (Offered fall semester, alternate years.) 3 credits.

ART 355 Art and the Senses: Visual Culture of the Most Serene Republic of Venice in the 15th and 16th Century

This course will focus on Renaissance Venice paying particular attention to the geographic, social, and political uniqueness of the fabled city built on water. All media will be taken under consideration - painting, sculpture, and architecture - covering artists from Bellini to Titian, from Jacopo Sansovino to Andrea Palladio. (Offered spring semester, alternate years.) 3 credits.

ART 356 Princely Art: Renaissance Court Art and Culture of Mantua, Milan, Ferrara and Rome

This course will focus on the Renaissance Court Culture of the cities of Milan, Mantua, Ferrara, and Rome. The course is meant to examine art production within the strict confines noble patronage by Italian princes. Particular attention will be paid to female patronage of Italian Duchesses. All media will be taken under consideration - painting, sculpture, and architecture – while paying particular attention to the ways in which artists responded to their patrons and introduced innovations eventually imitated by the merchant middle classes throughout the Italian peninsula. (Offered fall semester, alternate years.) 3 credits.

ART 357 Rethinking Renaissance Visual Culture: 15th and 16th Century Florence, Rome and Venice

(Same as HON 395d.) This travel course explores the complexities, innovations, and magnificence of two centuries of Italian Renaissance history through its visual production. The goal is to challenge the established understanding of the Renaissance as a cohesive and homogenous phenomenon, and search for and construct our notion of an aesthetic language and identity. Course will take place in Florence, Venice, and Rome. Fee: TBD (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

ART 358 Early Greek Art

This course will cover the art, architecture and archeology of ancient Greece from pre-history to the beginning of the Classical period, including the Minoan and Mycenaean cultures. (Offered spring semester, alternate years.) 3 credits.

ART 359 Myth, Drama, and Pursuit of the Ideal: Later Greek Art

Artistic developments across the Greek world in the archaic, classical, and Hellenistic periods (550 BCE - 100 CE). (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

ART 361 Baroque Art

An introduction to the painting, sculpture, and architecture of the Baroque and Rococo periods in Europe ca. 1600–1750. Artists such as Caravaggio, Rubens, Rembrandt, Bernini, Vermeer, Velasquez, and Fragonard are studied against a background of political, religious, and social events and ideas. (Offered spring semester, alternate years.) 3 credits.

ART 362 Nineteenth Century Art

An exploration of European art from the French Revolution to Art Nouveau. The visual arts are examined in the context of contemporary developments in society, politics, philosophy, and psychology. (Offered fall semester, alternate years.) 3 credits.

ART 363 Modern Art

An introduction to the development of modernism in the visual arts ca. 1871–1945, emphasizing contemporary interests in spirituality, discoveries in science, mathematics, psychology, and new philosophical perspectives on the nature of reality. (Offered fall semester, alternate years.) 3 credits.

ART 364 Northern Renaissance Art

This course studies the flowering of Northern Renaissance art ca. 1375 - 1600, exploring the viewer’s interaction with the devotional image, the visualization of the spiritual and otherworldly, and exchanges with Italian culture. Artists discussed include Jan van Eyck, Rogier van der Weyden, Mathias Grunewald, Hieronymous Bosch, and Peter Brueghel. (Offered spring semester, alternate years.) 3 credits.

ART 367 History of Photography

A survey of photography from 1839 to the present. Emphasis will be placed on the relationship of photography to other arts and current critical issues in the field. (Offered fall semester, alternate years.) 3 credits.

ART 370 Contemporary Art: 1945 to 1970

Surveys the major artistic developments in Europe, America, and Asia between the close of World War II and the emergence of postmodernism, including abstract expressionism, pop art, minimalism, conceptualism, and site-specific art. (Offered fall semester, alternate years.) 3 credits.

ART 371 Contemporary Art: 1970 to the Present

Explores the evolution of art since 1970 in Europe, America, and Asia. Traditional media, performance, video, and installation are discussed in the light of post-modernist theory, Feminist and Marxist criticism, and the impact of mass media and new technologies. (Offered spring semester, alternate years.) 3 credits.

ART 373 History of Graphic Design

Prerequisites, ART 230, 231, and graphic design major, or minor, or consent of instructor. Introduces the major epochs in the history of graphic design. Explores how visual communication was designed to fit the needs of pre–modern societies and how it responded to shifting contexts and new technological inventions at three critical moments: the invention of the printing press, the industrial revolution, and the digital revolution. (Offered every semester.) 3 credits.

ART 374 Change and Exchange in the Contemporary Arts of China, Korea and Japan

An examination of contemporary art and artists from China, Korea, and Japan. The relation between the formal aspects of artworks and the perceived intent of the artist will be a consistent consideration. Artworks will be situated in the context of their respective traditional and contemporary cultures. Issues of Orientalism, colonialism, nationalism, and the effects of globalization on contemporary art will guide this study of post WWII art. (Offered fall semester.) 3 credits.

ART 375 Change and Exchange in the Contemporary Arts of South Asia, the Middle East and Southeast Asia

An examination of contemporary art and artists from South Asia, the Middle East, and Southeast Asia. The relation between the formal aspects of artworks and the perceived intent of the artist will be a consistent consideration. Artworks will be situated in the context of their respective traditional and contemporary cultures. Issues of Orientalism, colonialism, nationalism, and the effects of globalization on contemporary art will guide this study of post WWII art. (Offered spring semester.) 3 credits.

ART 376 Artists as Leaders: Creating Art, Creating Change

The course outlines the role that visual artists have had as leaders within society or as agents who influenced political leaders from the Renaissance to the present day. The course will explore the complex shifting paradigm of power between artists as leaders, and artists and leaders. (Offered spring semester, alternate years) 3 credits.

ART 377 Modern Russian Art

An introduction to developments in Russian art between 1700 and 1917, this course investigates Russia's relationship with Europe and Asia, the co-existence of elite and vernacular culture, the appeal to Utopian thought and revolution, the search for a distinctive national identity, and the artist's role in society. (Offered spring semester, alternate years.) 3 credits.

ART 378 Soviet and Post-Soviet Art

Explores the role of art, images, and visual culture in Russia from the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution to the present. Themes include iconoclasm and conservation, elite and popular culture, the cult of the machine and the new man/woman, the place of individuals in the collective, nationalism and internationalism, power and dissent, art’s official/non-official status, nostalgia, the limitations on free expression, and the capitalist art market in the Russian Federation today. (Offered spring semester, alternate years.) 3 credits.

ART 379 Rome: The Development of the City

Students will spend four weeks exploring Rome: its urban plan, architecture, art, and history. We will investigate Rome from the days of its earliest settlement, ca. 1000 BCE, up through the construction of the city’s latest major cultural attraction, the Museum of Contemporary Art (2010). Fee: TBD. (Offered summer.) 3 credits.

ART 380 21st Century Art

Prerequisite, ART 195. Seminar on visual art of the last decade, considering contemporary art within the trajectories of Modernism and Post-Modernism. Designed to explore the art historical contexts for Guggenheim Gallery exhibitions and the Visiting Artist Lecture Series as well as other and Southern California galleries and museums, this class looks at contemporary art for purposes of study and critique in an active discussion of formal, economic, and social intersections in contemporary artistic production. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

ART 381 Curatorial Practice

Prerequisite, ART 195. Students learn the practice of curating by organizing an exhibition of works drawn from the university’s permanent art collection and/or work by California artists. Students also select and purchase an artwork for the permanent collection. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

ART 382 Interdisciplinary Art Production

Prerequisites, ART 195, junior standing, and art, or studio art major, or minor. An advanced studio course that pairs visual art with a different discipline each time it is offered. Possible combinations include science, sociology, literature, gender studies, religion, the performing arts and philosophy. Reflecting a contemporary mode of project-based art practice, students will produce interdisciplinary art that goes beyond the traditional gallery context. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

ART 383 Collaborative Projects

Prerequisites, ART 195, junior standing, and art, or studio art major, or art minor. This is an advanced studio course in which students work together in groups to develop art projects that engage the social sphere. While the themes of this rotating course will change with each offering (including public intervention, play and transnational networking) the emphasis on collective production fosters an understanding of collaboration as an art form with its own techniques, best practices and aesthetic criteria. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

ART 384 Concepts in Contemporary Art

Prerequisites, ART 195, junior standing, and art, studio art major, or art minor. Advanced studio art course with emphasis given to a single contemporary topic, approach or theme. Students may work in any medium as they engage with rotating topics such as figuration, appropriation, identity, sustainability, mythology and street art. Themes are designed to familiarize students with topics that have relevance to contemporary art and culture. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

ART 385 The Intersection of Art and Science

Students will explore the ways visual systems of representation in art can intersect with contemporary science by interacting with designers and engineers working on the current projects at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Fee: $100. (Offered spring semester, alternate years.) 3 credits.

ART 386 Monarchy, Republic, Empire: Etruscan and Roman Art

The development of Etruscan and Roman art, 800 BCE-400 CE. The spread of Roman culture from central Italy to the ends of the Mediterranean and trans-Alpine Europe. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

ART 393 Sustainable Design Principles

Prerequisites, ART 230, 231, graphic design major, or minor, consent of instructor. Students will focus on how sustainable design practices will be worked into design solutions by visiting a variety of professional businesses in London with global clients. Students will be required to do a pre-departure assignment that will be for the benefit of all students traveling to London – based on the background the design offices that we will be visiting. While at each office, students will be assigned two design charrettes to be completed while on site – and juried by senior staff at each office. There will be several off site visits to design studios, or places where sustainable design practices are a strong focus. Upon return the students will be given one week to gather all of what they have learned on put it into book of their design recapping and contextualizing their experience. May be repeated for credit. Fee: TBD. (Offered summer.) 3 credits.

ART 395 Contemporary Modes of Art Writing

Prerequisite, ART 296. This course examines the major trends, theories, interpretative methodologies, techniques, and forms of contemporary art writing. Students will learn to develop a critical position in relation to artwork and defend that position in writing. (Offered spring semester, alternate years.) 3 credits.

ART 396 Junior Seminar: Graphic Design

Prerequisites, ART 230, 231, junior standing, and graphic design major, or minor, or consent of instructor. Required of all junior graphic design majors, this seminar deals with aesthetic, ethical, and theoretical issues affecting the practice of contemporary graphic design. Focus is on graphic design in the 20th century and beyond. Fee: $75. (Offered spring semester.) 3 credits.

ART 397 Modernism

Prerequisites, ART 195, and art, or art history, or studio art major, or art, or art history minor. Seminar on defining artistic movements from the advent of Modernism in the 1860s, to the Post-Modern Period of the late 20th Century; study of texts by artists, critics, and art historians; critical analysis of artworks and images that define the language of Modern and Contemporary Art. (Offered fall semester.) 3 credits.

ART 398 Junior Seminar: Art History

Prerequisites, ART 195, or consent of instructor, and art history major, or minor. Required of all junior art history majors, this seminar surveys the many methodologies used by art historians to understand works of art. Seminal texts representing the methods of Formalism, Iconography, Connoisseurship, Marxism, Feminism, Structuralism, and Post-Structuralism are discussed and applied. (Offered spring semester.) 3 credits.

ART 399 Individual Study and Research

Prerequisite, consent of instructor. May be repeated for credit. (Offered every semester.) 1–6 credits.

ART 410 Special Studies in Art

Prerequisites, advanced–level courses in the area of concern, consent of instructor. For advanced students, this class is designed to encourage greater depth and independence in a chosen field. The topic of study must be agreed on with the supervising faculty member. May be repeated for credit. (Offered every semester.) 1–3 credits.

ART 410A Special Studies in Ceramics

Prerequisite, ART 315. This course is designed to promote greater depth and independence in the study and practice relevant to conceptual and technical development of ceramic art at an advanced level. May be repeated for credit. Fee: $75. (Offered every semester.) 1–3 credits.

ART 412 Design Practices/Professional Development

Prerequisites, ART 230, 231, 332, graphic design major, consent of instructor. By invitation of the instructor only, this course is an on-campus studio oriented workshop with a focus on the development of finished portfolio-quality design work. Professional designer/art director environment involves actual projects with clients, budgets and deadlines. Students are responsible for all project phases from design to production, print supervision and completion. May be repeated for credit. (Offered spring semester.) 3 credits.

ART 424 Advanced Video

Prerequisite, ART 324. This course will explore advanced technical and theoretical aspects of contemporary video art making. Students will produce a minimum of 3 significant video art pieces as they develop an individual and artistic voice as video artists. Video art will be produced, critiqued, discussed, and assessed for its specific qualities as art, distinct from narrative filmmaking. Students in this course will submit one work to a contemporary art video festival and will help produce a video art festival/screening for Chapman University at the end of the course. (Offered spring semester, alternate years.) 3 credits.

ART 429 Experimental Course

Art Department experimental courses are designed to offer additional opportunities to explore areas and subjects of special interest. Course titles, prerequisites, and credits may vary. Some courses require student lab fees. Specific course details will be listed in the course schedule. May be repeated for credit if the topic is different. Fee: TBD (Offered as needed.) ½–4 credits.

ART 430 Advanced Graphic Design

Prerequisites, ART 230, 231, 331, 332, and graphic design major, or minor, and senior standing, or consent of instructor. This course covers design, materials and equipment for print and digital production, with an emphasis on the computer. Students learn advanced graphic design systems for print through workshop projects for non-profit clients and advanced design systems. Fee: $75. (Offered fall semester.) 3 credits.

ART 431 Motion Design

Prerequisites, ART 230, 231, 331, 332, and graphic design major, or minor, or consent of instructor. Students will obtain the introductory skill set needed to explore issues of rhythm, space, animation, sound and video in motion design. Students will learn different types of movement, animation and keyframing principles, masking, effects, basic sound editing, and storyboarding for motion. This course will introduce basic principles and applications of Motion Design/Graphics as it pertains to current trends in the film and television industries. Students will discover industry standard processes and practices on the way to preparing themselves for an entry-level to intermediate position in the Motion Graphics and Design industries. (Offered spring semester.) 3 credits.

ART 435 Advanced Web Design

Prerequisites, ART 230, 231, 335, and graphic design major, or minor, or consent of instructor. An exploration of of new web design tools including HTML5, CSS, jQuery and others that allow for user interactivity as an integral part of the web experience. Dreamweaver, Edge, Hype, Flash, Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop all take a part in this. We approach the problem of Web Design from the Graphic Designer’s point of view with less emphasis on code, more on integrity of design. (Offered spring semester.) 3 credits.

ART 438 Graphic Design Studio C

Prerequisites, consent of instructor, portfolio review, sophomore standing, and graphic design major or minor. This course is an on-campus studio oriented workshop with a focus on the development of finished portfolio-quality design work. Professional designer/art director environment involves actual projects with clients, budgets and deadlines. Students are responsible for all project phases from design to production, print supervision and completion. May be repeated up to 6 credits. (Offered spring semester.) 3 credits.

ART 463 Cultural Heritage and the Art World

This course will explore recent controversies involving artworks, the art market, collectors, scholars, and museums. The concept of "cultural heritage" and common/"best" practices examined with regard to these various groups. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

ART 464 Gender, Art, and Western Culture

An exploration of western visual art and culture from the Renaissance to the present, focusing on the representation of sexuality and gender and the role of art in reflecting or constructing human identities. Five case studies examine the interaction of gender and visual art, drawing on the central theories of feminism, gender studies, and queer studies as applied to art history. (Offered spring semester, alternate years.) 3 credits.

ART 487 Senior Seminar: Theory

Prerequisites, ART 397, BFA studio art majors only. This is a seminar class that examines influential and fundamental themes in postmodern and contemporary theory from the 1980s through present, as they pertain to the visual arts and contemporary culture. Topics include: models of criticism and theory that follow modernism such as post-modernism, feminism, identity politics, post-structuralism, and the anti-theory movement. (Offered fall semester.) 3 credits.

ART 490 Independent Internship

Prerequisites, junior, or senior standing, consent of instructor. For students majoring in art, art history, and graphic design. The internship positions will offer actual working experience in art, art history, graphic studios, and advertising agencies. P/NP. May be repeated for credit. (Offered every semester.) ½–3 credits.

ART 492A Business Practices/Seminar Internship

Prerequisites, ART 396, graphic design major, or minor. This seminar course offers on - and off - campus internship positions in graphic design agencies and advertising agencies. Fee: $75. (Offered fall semester.) 3 credits.

ART 492B Graphic Design Portfolio/Seminar Internship

Prerequisites, ART 396, 492A, senior standing, graphic design major, or minor. Students develop an individually focused portfolio that includes class projects, professional projects, pro-bono projects, and competition design projects. Final critique is by an invited panel of graphic design professionals. Fee: $75. (Offered spring semester.) 3 credits.

ART 494 BA Senior Seminar

Prerequisites, senior standing, art major. Students plan and install their senior group exhibition. In addition, students write an artist's statement and research paper that contextualizes the issues within the larger realms of fine art and/or graphic design. Readings, discussion, fieldtrips, speakers. (Offered spring semester.) 3 credits.

ART 495 Portfolio Workshop

Prerequisites, ART 122, 132, 230, 231, sophomore standing, and graphic design major, or minor, or consent of instructor. The student will work in a supervised lab environment to develop new design pieces and/or rework previous design pieces. This artwork will be used in their junior/senior portfolios and their junior BFA gallery shows. May be repeated for credit. (Offered interterm.) 1 credit.

ART 497 Advanced Art: Critique and Exhibition

Prerequisites, ART 195, 397, senior standing, and art, or studio art major, or art minor. This is a course for senior studio majors as they prepare for their capstone exhibition. Students are counseled in installation and presentation of their artwork; writing artist’s statements, resume, and bio; developing a portfolio, preparing for graduate school; and internships in professional art world. (Offered spring semester.) 3 credits.

ART 498 Senior Thesis in Art History

Prerequisites, ART 398, senior standing, art history major. Students in their senior year write a self-directed research paper on a subject of their choice under supervision of a faculty committee. (Offered every semester.) 3 credits.

ART 499 Individual Study

Prerequisite, consent of instructor. Individual research and projects. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits. (Offered every semester.) ½–6 credits.