Graduate Courses in Art

Art, ART = 1210

4070. Topics in Art History. 3 hours. A study of topics in the history of art. Prerequisite(s): ART 2350 and 2360, or consent of instructor. May be repeated for credit as topics vary.

4082. Communication Design: Publication Design. 3 hours. (2;4) Publication design emphasizing layouts, grids and other organizational structures for multi-page design. Prerequisite(s): ART 3080, 3082 and 3170.

4084. Professional Practices for Communication Design. 3 hours. Professional, legal and business practices for communication design. Professional ethics, office practices, fees, preparation of estimates, proposals, contracts, taxes and resumes. Prerequisite(s): Passing mid-point portfolio review.

4086. Communication Design: Final Portfolio Preparation. 3 hours. (2;4) Final graphic design and advertising campaigns, portfolio presentation and retrospective evaluation. Passing senior portfolio review required. Prerequisite(s): ART 3080, 3082, 3170, 4082, and 4807 or 4088. Graduating senior status suggested.

4088. Communication Design: Illustration. 3 hours. (2;4) Trends and styles of illustration. Emphasis on work with an art director on projects geared to editorial, corporate and agency work. Special attention to specifications, deadlines, reproduction requirements and professional attitudes. Prerequisite(s): ART 2100 and 3 hours of painting or printmaking.

4120. Art in New York. 3 hours. Visits to major museums, galleries, showrooms and design studios. Research on selected art topics or projects. Course includes field trip and classroom lectures. Prerequisite(s): ART 2350 and 2360, or consent of instructor.

4130. Renaissance Art in Italy. 3 hours. Art in Italy from the 13th through 16th centuries. Prerequisite(s): ART 2350 and 2360, or consent of instructor.

4140. Greek and Roman Art. 3 hours. Art between 3000 BC and 500 AD. Prerequisite(s): ART 2350 or consent of instructor.

4170. Computers in Art: Three-Dimensional Modeling and Animation. 3 hours. (2;4) Exploration of three-dimensional modeling and computer animation systems to develop time-based art work, broadcast type graphics and prototypes for three-dimensional art works. Students will develop an understanding of three-dimensional vector space, rendering and imaging techniques, as well as choreography of computer animation. Prerequisite(s): ART 3170.

4172. Photography: Digital Photoimaging. 3 hours. (2;4) A comprehensive exploration of computer technology for use in commercial and fine art studio photography; influence of technology on the aesthetic philosophies and working methods of photographers. Prerequisite(s): CSCI 1100; ART 3170, 2650, 2655, 3600 or consent of instructor.

4175. Multi-Media for Artists and Designers. 3 hours. (2;4) An overview of the use of the computer as a communication medium. Exposure to multi-media authoring, interactivity and internet web design. Prerequisite(s): ART 1440, 1450, 1500, 1510, 3170; CSCI 1100; or consent of instructor.

4176. Art and Design of the Computer Game. 3 hours. (2;4) Design and creation of artwork for use in computer gaming, including portfolio production, presentation, visualization and project planning. Emphasis on drawing, character development, scenic and interface design. Prerequisite(s): ART 3170.

4180. Seventeenth-Century Art. 3 hours. Art in Western Europe. Prerequisite(s): ART 2350 and 2360, or consent of instructor.

4190. History of Prints. 3 hours. Graphic arts since the Renaissance. Prerequisite(s): ART 2360 or consent of instructor.

4300. Hybrid Forms. 3 hours. (2;4) General introduction to the theory and practice of non-traditional art media. Lecture and studio with emphasis in studio. Prerequisite(s): Advanced standing in painting, sculpture, or photography; must have passed mid-point portfolio review.

4302. Watercolor Studio. 3 hours. (2;4) Developing additional competence in watercolor painting. Prerequisite(s): ART 2100, 2300, 2310, 3000, 3100, 4370, or consent of instructor.

4310. History of Crafts. 3 hours. Ceramics, metalwork, weaving and other crafts media from the Paleolithic era to the present. Prerequisite(s): ART 2350 and 2360, or consent of instructor.

4320. Asian Art. 3 hours. A survey of the art of India, China, and Japan from prehistoric to modern times, including architecture, sculpture, painting, ceramics and printmaking. Prerequisite(s): ART 2350 and 2360, or consent of instructor.

4330. Northern Renaissance Art. 3 hours. Art in Europe north of Italy, 14th through 16th centuries. Prerequisite(s): ART 2350 and 2360, or consent of instructor.

4340. American Art. 3 hours. Art from the 15th century to 1945 with an emphasis on new perspectives and current scholarship. Prerequisite(s): ART 2350 and 2360, or consent of instructor.

4350. Understanding Art Museums. 3 hours. European and American art museums; history, organization, functions and collections. Assignments in Dallas/Fort Worth museums. Prerequisite(s): ART 2350 and 2360, or consent of instructor.

4360. Nineteenth-Century Art. 3 hours. Art in Europe and America. Prerequisite(s): ART 2350 and 2360, or consent of instructor.

4370. Twentieth-Century Art. 3 hours. Modern art since post-impressionism, especially recent developments. Prerequisite(s): ART 2360 or consent of instructor.

4380. Eighteenth-Century Art. 3 hours. Art in Western Europe. Prerequisite(s): ART 2350 and 2360, or consent of instructor.

4390. Pre-Columbian Mesoamerican and North American Art. 3 hours. Arts of the Pre-Columbian cultures of Mesoamerica and North America. Prerequisite(s): ART 2350 and 2360, or consent of instructor.

4440. Fashion Design V. 3 hours. (2;4) Design patternwork and construction of garments. Emphasis on fit, professional construction methods, research and appropriateness for target market. Prerequisite(s): ART 3130. Offered fall semester only.

4441. Fashion Design VI. 3 hours. (2;4) Design, patternwork and construction of senior collection in preparation for Artwear fashion show. Critical analysis of garments and final portfolio review by industry professionals. Prerequisite(s): ART 4440. Offered spring semester only.

4450. Professional Internship. 3-6 hours. In-training programs offered in cooperation with approved business and professional houses in communication design, fashion design, interior design and photography. Limited number of approved students. Students wishing credit must have instructor approve plan. Term reports required of students and employers. Prerequisite(s): Interior design students must have completed ART 3310 and 3320. May be repeated for credit.

4520. Interior Design: Historical Styles. 3 hours. (2;4) Planning and presentation of interiors designed in historic styles. Design presentation and construction detailing with appropriate materials and methods for contemporary practice. Prerequisite(s): GNET 3350, and ART 3310, 3320, 3510 and 3540.

4550. Theories of Contemporary Art. 3 hours. Selected theoretical and critical issues in recent art. Prerequisite(s): ART 4370. Not for art history credit.

4600. Alternate Photographic Processes. 3 hours. (2;4) Alternate processes in photography with emphasis on hand applied, non-silver photographic emulsions. Prerequisite(s): ART 2650 and 2655. Offered spring only.

4610. Artist's Bookmaking. 3 hours. (2;4) Application of the concepts and techniques of bookmaking to create sequential works of art. Emphasis on developing ideas, materials, presentation and basic bookbinding techniques in one-of-a-kind and multiple books. Prerequisite(s): one 3000-level printmaking or photography course, or consent of instructor.

4650. Photography: Advanced Lighting Techniques. 3 hours. (2;4) Photographic lighting procedures and studio techniques. Completion of a portfolio of images is required. Prerequisite(s): ART 2650, 2655, and passing mid-point portfolio review.

4710. Medieval Art. 3 hours. Art from fall of the Roman Empire to late Gothic international style. Prerequisite(s): ART 2350 or consent of instructor.

4740. Interior Design: Professional Practice. 3 hours. Business and office practice, fees and commissions, preparing estimates, contracts, professional ethics and job opportunities. Student must pass senior portfolio review. Prerequisite(s): ART 3310 and 3320. Concurrent enrollment in ART 4840 required.

4800. Studio. 3 hours. (0;6) Developing additional competence in special areas. Prerequisite(s): senior standing and consent of instructor; ART 4802 and 4804 have the additional prerequisite of ART 3000 (6 hours). All may be repeated for credit.

4801. Sculpture Studio.

4802. Advanced Painting Studio.

4803. Ceramics Studio.

4804. Advanced Drawing Studio.

4805. Printmaking Studio.

4806. Photography Studio.

4807. Communication Design Studio.

4808. Fashion Design Studio.

4810. Metalsmithing and Jewelry Studio.

4811. Fibers: Weaving Studio.

4812. Fibers: Fabric Design Studio.

4813. Computers in Art Studio.

4840. Interior Design: Space Planning IV. 3 hours. (2;4) Application of comprehensive problem-solving techniques, including research, programming, concept development, space planning, code review, design, detailing and systems integration for a large commercial space. Prerequisite(s): GNET 3350; ART 3310, 3320, and 3540 or 4520. Concurrent enrollment in ART 4740 required.

4890. Visual Arts Studies: Criticism and Aesthetics in the Visual Arts. 3 hours. An examination of aesthetics in the visual arts through visual discrimination and critical thinking in relationship to historical and socio-political influences. Prerequisite(s): ART 2350, 2360, 3850, 3855, 3860 and 3865. Course must be taken prior to student teaching.

5130. Seminar in Renaissance Art. 3 hours. Selected problems in Renaissance art. Prerequisite(s): ART 4130. May be repeated for credit as topics vary.

5180. Seminar in Seventeenth-Century Art. 3 hours. Selected problems in 17th-century art. Prerequisite(s): ART 4180. May be repeated for credit as topics vary.

5190. Seminar in Art History. 3 hours. Research and study in selected topical areas of art history. May be repeated for credit as topics vary.

5200. Contemporary Architecture. 3 hours. Biological, structural and social problems of human shelter; analysis of achievement in contemporary architecture.

5340. Seminar in American Art. 3 hours. Selected problems in American art. Prerequisite(s): ART 4340. May be repeated for credit as topics vary.

5350. Research in Art. 3 hours. A study of research techniques and their applications in the field of visual arts; preparation of a prospectus. Offered fall semester only.

5360. Seminar in Nineteenth-Century Art. 3 hours. Selected problems in 19th-century art. Prerequisite(s): ART 4360. May be repeated for credit as topics vary.

5370. Seminar in Twentieth-Century Art. 3 hours. Selected problems in 20th-century art. Prerequisite(s): ART 4370. May be repeated for credit as topics vary.

5380. Seminar in Eighteenth-Century Art. 3 hours. Selected problems in 18th-century art. Prerequisite(s): ART 4380. May be repeated for credit as topics vary.

5390. Seminar in Art Museum. 3 hours. Study of the functions of an art museum collection, preservation, exhibitions, research and interpretation of art objects. Visits to North Texas art museums required.

5410. Seminar in Discipline-Based Art Education. 3 hours. Examination of theory development in disciplined-based art education (DBAE). Emphasis is placed on analyzing the evolving theoretical foundations which inform DBAE practice. Influences from art and aesthetic education, curriculum reform movements, and social issues are identified and considered. Prerequisite(s): graduate art education.

5550. Seminar in Art Museum Education. 3 hours. Study of the museum's public role, centering on history, theory, and practice of art museum education. Audience identification and careers and practices stressed, toward aim of understanding, developing, expanding, and using learning opportunities inherent in museums. Prerequisite(s): art education and art history graduate level.

5560. Readings and Research in Art Museum Education. 3 hours. Required readings in history, theory, and practice of art museum education with advanced study in areas of specialization. Prerequisite(s): ART 5550 or consent of instructor.

5610. Artist's Bookmaking. 3 hours. (2;4) Design and creation of books as works of art at the master's level. Utilization of techniques of book design and bookbinding to create personal artistic statements in a sequential format. Prerequisite(s): competency in photography or printmaking or consent of school.

5700. Seminar in University Art Teaching. 3 hours. A study of problems unique to university art faculty; professional practices in various fields of art teaching. May be repeated for credit as topics vary.

5800. Graduate Studio. 3 hours. Courses for students qualified to develop professional competence in special areas of studio work. Prerequisite(s): 12 hours of art in the selected area and consent of school. All may be repeated for credit.

5801. Sculpture Studio.

5802. Painting Studio.

5803. Ceramics Studio.

5804. Drawing Studio.

5805. Printmaking Studio.

5806. Photography Studio.

5807. Communication Design Studio.

5809. Interior Design Studio.

5810. Jewelry and Metalworking Studio.

5811. Fibers: Weaving Studio.

5812. Fibers: Fabric Design Studio.

5850. Seminar in Art Education. 3 hours. Selected problems in art education, theory and practice. Prerequisite(s): consent of school. May be repeated for credit as topics vary.

5860. Curriculum Development and Program Assessment in Art. 3 hours. Processes for developing and sequencing the curriculum and methodologies for the assessment of educational programs and student learning in art for elementary and secondary public schools and higher education.

5870. History of Art Education. 3 hours. Seminar explores the history and philosophy of education in relationship to the teaching of art in public schools and higher education.

5880. Trends and Issues in Art Education. 3 hours. Research into current literature and practical applications in American and international art education.

5900-5910. Special Problems. 1-3 hours each. Conference courses open to advanced students capable of doing independent research under the direction of the instructor. Not to be registered for except when other graduate courses are not available. Registration permitted only with consent of school. A maximum of 3 semester hours of credit for each course.

5920-5930. Research Problems in Lieu of Thesis. 3 hours each. Research dealing with significant problems in the field of art. Courses open to MFA students who are doing a project in lieu of a thesis. Student must mount an MFA exhibition as part of course requirements for 5930.

5950. Master's Thesis. 3 or 6 hours. To be scheduled only with consent of school. 6 hours credit required. No credit assigned until thesis has been completed and filed with graduate dean. Continuous enrollment required once work on thesis has begun. May be repeated for credit.

5960-5970. Art Institute. 1-3 hours each. For students accepted by the university as participants in special institute programs.

6900-6910. Special Problems. 1-3 hours each. Conference courses for doctoral students. Directed reading and research in fields of special interest.

6950. Doctoral Dissertation. 3, 6 or 9 hours. To be scheduled only with consent of school. 12 hours credit required. No credit assigned until dissertation has been completed and filed with the graduate dean. Doctoral students must maintain continuous enrollment in this course subsequent to passing qualifying examination for admission to candidacy. May be repeated for credit.

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