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Art & Design

Course Code
ART 304H  Credits
Title Contemporary Drawing Concepts and Methodologies 
Prerequisite ART 203H or ART 203C or ART 203D or ART 203E 
Lasc Area No Goal  
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Emphasis on interdisciplinary and multi-media approaches to drawing. The boundaries of "drawing" will be pushed. Non-representational and representational subjects explored. May be repeated for up to 8 credits. 



Course Code
ART 305A  Credits
Title Technical Ceramics 
Prerequisite ART 203A 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Explores the fundamentals of glaze and clay chemistry with an emphasis on glaze development and coloration. Students also investigate firing theory, image transfers, mold making and slip casting. Students may take 303A, 304A, and 305A in any order. 



Course Code
ART 305C  Credits
Title Painting: Abstract and Mixed Media 
Prerequisite ART 303C 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Emphasis on the historical, theoretical and conceptual development of abstraction. Further understand color theory, elements of art and principles of design as basics for abstraction. Personal subject matters will include landscape, human figure, architectural, interior space or non-objective. Students may take ART 304c and 305c in any order.  



Course Code
ART 305D  Credits
Title Printmaking: Planographic and Digital Applications 
Prerequisite ART 203D 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Students will explore an intermediate level of printmaking focusing on expanded techniques in lithography, screen-print, and digital applications. Assignments will allow students to incorporate other techniques and concepts of their choosing, but at least, in part, will address lithography, screen-print, and digitally-based printmaking in contemporary and historical applications. 



Course Code
ART 305E  Credits
Title Sculpture: Concepts in Materiality 
Prerequisite ART 203E 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description This course will explore the use of materials and making processes to realize a finished work of art. There will be an exploration of the conceptual, formal, and poetic implications of different materials in art-making.  



Course Code
ART 305F  Credits
Title Untrue Narrative 
Prerequisite ART 203F 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description This course is dedicated to the deconstruction of photography as a truthful medium through the use of fabricated narratives. Explores notions of self-contained narratives, as well as, linear and nonlinear visual storytelling in photography. 



Course Code
ART 305H  Credits
Title Sequential Art 
Prerequisite ART 203H or ART 203D or ART 203C or ART 203L or GDES 203 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description This course investigates strategies for visual storytelling. Students will explore both traditional and contemporary two-dimensional media. May be repeated for up to 8 credits. 



Course Code
ART 305L  Credits
Title Digital Illustration 
Prerequisite ART 203H or 203L or 203C 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description This course addresses the tools and techniques of producing digital illustrations. Students will learn the use of appropriate software and hardware to create digital and hybrid hand-drawn/digital illustrations. 



Course Code
ART 306A  Credits
Title Ceramics Studio 
Prerequisite ART 303A ART 304A 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Assignments, readings and individual contracts are employed encouraging students to seek their own voice and direction in ceramics, preparing them to continue as active individually expressive artists after graduation. 



Course Code
ART 306D  Credits
Title Experimental Printmaking Methods 
Prerequisite ART 203D 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description This course focuses on concepts and applications of printmaking methodologies. The concepts in this semester will explore printmaking substrates, printmaking materials, time-oriented work, public and space considerations with regards to printmaking issues in contemporary art. This course will allow for cross-over between disciplines such as ceramics, sculpture, time-based media, theater and/or video. 



Course Code
ART 306E  Credits
Title Concepts in Contemporary Sculpture 
Prerequisite ART 203E 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description This is studio class that will have lectures that address major issues in contemporary sculpture. Students will explore these issues in their own making practice. 



Course Code
ART 306F  Credits
Title Identity in Photography 
Prerequisite ART 203F 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description This course is dedicated to the continued exploration of the conceptual and practical aspects of both black and white and color photography with an emphasis on self-portraiture as a means of deconstructing concepts of identity. 



Course Code
ART 311  Credits
Title Pottery: Principles of Production and Design 
Lasc Area Goal 6  
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description This course is designed for non-art majors interested in exploring the creative process and how the art and craft fields approach creativity, production and problem solving. Students will gain a basic understanding of the fundamental production methods employed in the creation of ceramic pottery as well as foundational design principles and creative decision making processes. MnTC Goal 6. 



Course Code
ART 320  Credits
Title Philosophy of the Arts 
Lasc Area Goal 6  
Course Outline Course Outline 
Writing Intensive Yes  
Description Philosophical questions in fine arts. Topics include the nature of art and aesthetic experience and criticism. Same as PHIL 320. MnTC Goal 6. 



Course Code
ART 338  Credits
Title Non-Western Art 
Prerequisite ART 233 ART 234 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Survey of the principal art forms of Non-Western cultures, with emphasis on their cultural and philosophical context. Topics vary, but may include consideration of the art forms of Africa, Oceania, Pre-Columbian America, as well as India, China and Japan. 



Course Code
ART 345  Credits
Title Art of Social & Environmental Justice 
Lasc Area Goal 9  
Course Outline Course Outline 
Writing Intensive Yes  
Description This course explores the role of visual artists in imaging and contributing to a more socially just, inclusive, and environmentally ethical world. It explores the works of artists and communities who utilize visual art to both catalyze tangible change and activate awareness around social, environmental, and animal justice. MnTC Goal 9. 



Course Code
ART 350  Credits
Title Methods and Materials: Art for the Elementary Classroom 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Students investigate materials and techniques for creating meaningful expression in the visual arts. Theoretical topics include: developmental stages of children's art making, lesson planning, curriculum development, assessment, organizing museum/gallery experiences for children and integrating art into the elementary curriculum. 



Course Code
ART 375  Credits
Title Art Methods 7-12 
Prerequisite ART 101 ART 102 ART 126 ART 350 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Writing Intensive Yes  
Description A preparatory course for art teachers, required for students majoring in Art Education. The course focuses on current practices in secondary art education, curriculum development, DBAE lesson planning, classroom management, assessment, and application of Minnesota and National Standards for learning in the Visual Arts. 



Course Code
ART 390  Credits 1-4 
Title Topics in Art 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Studio, seminar or discussion of topics not included in other art courses. This is a topical course and may be repeated when the topic changes. 



Course Code
ART 398  Credits
Title Gallery Management 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description This course is an exploration of methods and practices involved in the presentation and interpretation of visual art work in both traditional and not-traditional spaces. Students will be required to analyze, synthesize and evaluate knowledge from several disciplines. Students must be of junior status or higher, have a keen interest in the promotion of the visual arts, and have basic knowledge of at least two of the following areas; printmaking, ceramics, drawing, painting, photography, sculpture, graphic design, art history, or have consent from the instructor.