Visual Arts

Other Art courses may be taken with BGS departmental approval. All course prerequisites must be met before enrolling in any approved Art course. Only grades of C or better will be accepted in any 3000-4000 level Art course.

All of these courses are delivered on the Denton campus.

Courses

ART 3053. Global Perspectives in Art. Develops understanding and appreciation of various cultural values while increasing skills in creative art techniques. The function, style, and purpose of art in world cultures will be used to inspire personal creative expression. Two lecture and four studio hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

ART 3103. History of Graphic Design. Tracing of communication design from ancient times to the present with an emphasis on theory and aesthetics; In-depth examination of the history of the visual message and the impact of communication design on the social, political, and economic life within recorded civilization. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

ART 3343. Women in the Visual Arts. A survey of women visual artists of the western world and how their roles relate to those of women visual artists around the world. An analysis, from a traditional and a feminist point of view, of the recording of the female artist's place in history. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

ART 3353. Interactive Digital Art. Exploration of microcontrollers and computers as tools for interactive artistic expression; investigation of technical issues, programming, and the use of sensors and other input to create audience interfaces; and examination of conceptual issues related to current work in the field of Emergent Media; includes team interaction between students in Computer Science and Art/Performing Arts. Two lecture and two laboratory hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

ART 3393. Professional Practices for Visual Arts. Current professional approaches for art and design careers including relevant academic, business, and legal practices; management of identity through websites and social media; development of application materials; effective presentation skills. Prerequisites: Visual Art major, Junior standing, and completion of one 3000-level ART course. Two lecture and four studio hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

ART 3673. Sculpture: Installation Art. Critical historical and contemporary concepts and techniques of installation/site-specific art. Utilization of multiple processes including sculpture, ceramics, interactivity, photography, painting, performance, digital, and time-based media to create installation and site-specific artwork. May be repeated once for additional credit (up to 6 hours credit). Two lecture and four studio hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

ART 3793. Ceramics: Functional. Design, fabrication, and decoration of functional ceramic forms using methods such as throwing, handbuilding, and molds. Glaze mixing and application, and use of kilns. May be repeated once for additional credit with permission of instructor (up to 6 hours credit). Two lecture and four studio hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

ART 3893. Ceramics: Sculptural. Development and fabrication of sculptural ceramic form using primarily handbuilding, along with other methods. Preparing clay and surfacing materials, installation issues, mixed media, and kiln use. May be repeated once for additional credit with permission of instructor (up to 6 hours credit). Two lecture and four studio hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

ART 4073. Contemporary Issues in Art. Issues and trends influencing the evolution of art from twentieth-century Modernism to twenty-first century Postmodernism. Investigates theoretical and conceptual foundations of contemporary art, major artists, styles of art, and aesthetic assumptions about art in contemporary times. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

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