Focus Area Templates & Course Descriptions

Beginning Summer C 2012

This applies to all freshman art majors entering the Department of Art Summer C 2012 or later and all incoming transfer art majors as of summer 2013 or later. All BA and BFA students are required to complete one focus area (see templates below), though BFA students are encouraged to complete two focus areas.  Students must declare their focus area by the time they reach 90 credit hours. Please be mindful of prerequisites and co-requisites for advanced courses.

Ceramics Studio Art
This focus is an interdisciplinary approach to using clay in a studio art practice. Students lear traditional and contemporary approaches to using ceramics within the worklds of art and design.
First Take
Beginning Ceramics (ART3764C)
Designed to teach handbuilding, surface application skills, concept development, and critical dialogue within the axis of craft, design, and contemporary art. Offered every semester. Repeatable: no
Prerequisites:
  • Three-Dimensional Foundations (ART1203)
Wheel Throwing (ART2752C)
Students will learn conceptual and technical skills using the potter's wheel to create innovative artwork at the axis of craft, design, and contemporary art. This course may be repeated to a maximum of nine semester hours, with requirements increasing in difficulty each time. Offered fall and spring semesters. May be repeated a maximum of three times (nine credit hours). Repeatable: yes
Prerequisites:
  • Three-Dimensional Foundations (ART1203)
Then take
Ceramics, Intermediate and Advanced Workshop (ART4922C)
Intermediate through advanced contemporary ceramics course addressing technical and critical skills with a critical discourse. Offered fall and spring semesters. May be repeated a maximum of four times (12 credit hours). Repeatable: yes
Prerequisites:
  • Three-Dimensional Foundations (ART1203)
  • Beginning Ceramics (ART3764C)
AND take at least TWO
3D Multiples (ART4922C)
Special topics course for students to learn to make complex molds for making multiples in ceramics. Offered every other spring semester (ex. spring 2015, spring 2017, etc.). May be repeated a maximum of four times (12 credit hours). Repeatable: yes
Prerequisites:
  • Three-Dimensional Foundations (ART1203)
  • Beginning Ceramics (ART3764C)
Advanced Workshop: Figurative Sculpture (ART4928C)
Special topics course for students to learn figurative sculpture using many materials including clay in a contemporary context. Offered every third semester (spring 2016, fall 2018, etc.). Repeatable: yes
Prerequisites:
  • Three-Dimensional Foundations (ART1203)
  • Beginning Ceramics (ART3764C)
Installation (ART4928C)
This course is an introduction to the discipline of installation - site and non-site specific. Students will explore ways in which to work within space - architectural and environmental - through fabricated forms, light, sound, video projections, etc. Formal, political/social and cultural issues will be explored through discussions and readings. Offered once a year. Repeatable: yes
Prerequisites:
  • Three-Dimensional Foundations (ART1203)
  • Sculpture I (ART2701C)
Kilns: Theory & Construction (ART4922C)
Special topics course with hands-on experience for students to design and build traditional and alternative kiln structures. Offered every third year (spring 2015, spring 2018, etc). May be repeated a maximum of four times (12 credit hours). Repeatable: yes
Prerequisites:
  • Three-Dimensional Foundations (ART1203)
  • Beginning Ceramics (ART3764C)
Print and Clay (ART4922C)
A combination of printmaking techniques including silk screening, decals, carving and monoprints using multiple techniques working in ceramics. Projects utilize ceramics in a contemporary art, design, and craft context. Offered every third year (fall 2014, fall 2018, etc.) May be repeated a maximum of four times (12 credit hours). Repeatable: yes
Prerequisites:
  • Three-Dimensional Foundations (ART1203)
  • Beginning Ceramics (ART3764C)
Clay and Glazes (ART4922C)
Intermediate through advanced course investigating clay and glaze materials through hands-on experiments. Offered every third year (spring 2016, spring 2019, etc.). May be repeated a maximum of four times (12 credit hours). Repeatable: yes
Prerequisites:
  • Three-Dimensional Foundations (ART1203)
  • Beginning Ceramics (ART3764C)
Ceramics Digital Course (ART4922C)
Students will use the clay 3D printer and laser cutter to create innovative artwork at the axis of craft, design, and contemporary art. Offered every third semester (fall 2015, spring 2017, etc). May be repeated a maximum of four times (12 credit hours). Repeatable: yes
Prerequisites:
  • Success Strategies (ART1000)
  • Two-Dimensional Foundations (ART1201C)
  • Three-Dimensional Foundations (ART1203)
  • Drawing Foundations (ART1300C)
  • Digital Foundations (ART1602C)
  • Contemporary Art and Design Foundations (ART2204C)
Corequisites:
  • Beginning Ceramics (ART3764C)
  • Digital Fabrication (ART4926C)
Drawing
The drawing focus area offers a fusion of the traditional and the experimental to create an approach to learning that allows students to push the boundaries of drawing while honing their craft and material sensibilities. These skills are used to concentrate the students own personal ideas and relate them to contemporary image making. The faculty are very open to ideas that challenge the boundaries of traditional drawing and some courses include installation, new technologies, and multiple media applications.
First Take
Drawing II (ART2301C)
This course builds on the technical and conceptual skills learned in Drawing Foundations. Artistic expression and communication through drawing in both black and white and color media. Offered every fall and spring semesters. Repeatable: no
Prerequisites:
  • Two-Dimensional Foundations (ART1201C)
  • Drawing Foundations (ART1300C)
And/Or
Figure Drawing Foundations (ART2330C)
This course explores the anatomical and conceptual complexities of the human form. Offered every semester. May be repeated to a maximum of six credit hours. Repeatable: yes
Prerequisites:
  • Drawing Foundations (ART1300C)
AND take THREE
Experimental Drawing (ART3380C)
This course explores a variety of approaches to drawing using a wide range of media, materials, and strategies. Offered fall and spring semester. Repeatable: no
Prerequisites:
  • Drawing Foundations (ART1300C)
  • Drawing II (ART2301C)
  • Figure Drawing Foundations (ART2330C)
Figure Drawing II (ART3333C)
This course explores the anatomical, conceptual, and expressive complexities of the human form. Offered fall and spring semesters. Repeatable: no
Prerequisites:
  • Drawing Foundations (ART1300C)
  • Figure Drawing Foundations (ART2330C)
Experimental Painting (ART3561)
This course is an investigation of non-traditional painting materials and approaches in the context of "hybridization." Over the course of the semester, several topics in the use of new technologies of production are covered. Offered spring semesters. Repeatable: no
Prerequisites:
  • Two-Dimensional Foundations (ART1201C)
  • Drawing Foundations (ART1300C)
Beginning Painting (ART2500C)
This course is an introduction to personal expression in painting medium; emphasizes color, composition, and painting techniques through historical examples and technical demonstrations. Offered fall and spring semesters Repeatable: no
Prerequisites:
  • Two-Dimensional Foundations (ART1201C)
  • Drawing Foundations (ART1300C)
Aqueous Painting (ART3542C)
This course is an investigation of acrylic, watercolor, gouache, and flash processes and techniques. A very intense study that requires exploration of watercolor to its fullest potential. Offered every semester. May be repeated to a maximum of six credit hours. Repeatable: yes
Prerequisites:
  • Beginning Painting (ART2500C)
Color Theory Foundations (ART2205C)
This course offers experiments in color perception and in the uses of color in visual communication and expression. Offered at least once per year. Repeatable: no
Advanced Drawing Workshop: Various Themes (ART4928C)
Offering various themes like: Nature as Muse, Literature and Myth as Muse, Landscape: In and Out, Collage. Offered fall and spring semesters. Repeatable: yes
Advanced Drawing Workshop: Various Themes (ART4929C)
Offering various themes like: Nature as Muse, Literature and Myth as Muse, Landscape: In and Out, Collage. Offered fall and spring semester. Repeatable: yes
Structural Book (ART4923C)
In this course, students will focus on book binding, book history, and will also have an introduction to typography and artist's books. Offered fall and spring semesters. Repeatable: yes
Prerequisites:
  • Introduction to Printmaking (ART2400C)
Painting
The Painting Area at FSU embraces and encourages multiple philosophies and approaches to painting. We thrive under a strong commitment to experimentation and an open exchange of ideas. As a student, you will benefit from: - Our diverse faculty of active, working artists, whose work is featured in galleries and museums around the world. - A fusion of the traditional and the experimental to create an approach to learning that allows students to push the boundaries of painting while honing their craft. - A flexible curriculum that allows each student to build an individualized program from an expansive menu of courses.
First Take
Beginning Painting (ART2500C)
This course is an introduction to personal expression in painting medium; emphasizes color, composition, and painting techniques through historical examples and technical demonstrations. Offered fall and spring semesters Repeatable: no
Prerequisites:
  • Two-Dimensional Foundations (ART1201C)
  • Drawing Foundations (ART1300C)
And/Or
Experimental Painting (ART3561)
This course is an investigation of non-traditional painting materials and approaches in the context of "hybridization." Over the course of the semester, several topics in the use of new technologies of production are covered. Offered spring semesters. Repeatable: no
Prerequisites:
  • Two-Dimensional Foundations (ART1201C)
  • Drawing Foundations (ART1300C)
AND take at least THREE
Intermediate Painting (ART3522)
This intensive studio course offers painting as a means of investigating content and concepts, The emphasis is on developing ideas while refining techniques of handling paint. Offered every semester. May be repeated to a maximum of six credit hours. Repeatable: yes
Prerequisites:
  • Beginning Painting (ART2500C)
Figure Painting (ART3560)
This course uses the nude figure as the focus of study. The emphasis shifts towards the development of more personal expressions and personal development in terms of painting style and technique. Offered every semester. May be repeated to a maximum of six semester hours. Repeatable: yes
Prerequisites:
  • Figure Drawing Foundations (ART2330C)
  • Beginning Painting (ART2500C)
Painting Materials and Techniques (ART3590)
this course explores basic principles of the layered painting techniques that developed and flourished in the 15th through the 20th centuries and examines how varying approaches to illusion, form, color, and content, are intrinsic to the expressive aims of painting. May be repeated to a maximum of six semester hours. Repeatable: yes
Prerequisites:
  • Beginning Painting (ART2500C)
  • Intermediate Painting (ART3522)
Aqueous Painting (ART3542C)
This course is an investigation of acrylic, watercolor, gouache, and flash processes and techniques. A very intense study that requires exploration of watercolor to its fullest potential. Offered every semester. May be repeated to a maximum of six credit hours. Repeatable: yes
Prerequisites:
  • Beginning Painting (ART2500C)
Color Theory Foundations (ART2205C)
This course offers experiments in color perception and in the uses of color in visual communication and expression. Offered at least once per year. Repeatable: no
Advanced Painting (ART4520)
This course provides an advanced undergraduate studio experience, where students direct their semester projects. This course is designed for students in the BFA program with a concentration in 2-D art. Each student is provided with opportunities to expand their understanding, production, and quality of their work through critique, group discussion, lectures, and presentations. Offered every spring semester. May be repeated to a maximum of six semester hours. Repeatable: yes
Prerequisites:
  • Beginning Painting (ART2500C)
  • Intermediate Painting (ART3522)
Advanced Painting Workshop: Rotating Thematic Focus (ART4928C)
Many semesters, one specialized thematic painting class will be offered. Topics include, but are not limited to: "Narrative", "Non-Objective", "Plein-Air", and "2-D into 3-D Hybrid". Offered every semester. Repeatable: yes
Prerequisites:
  • Beginning Painting (ART2500C)
  • Intermediate Painting (ART3522)
Advanced Painting Workshop: Rotating Thematic Focus (ART4929C)
Many semesters, one specialized thematic painting class will be offered. Topics include, but are not limited to: "Narrative", "Non-Objective", "Plein-Air", and "2-D into 3-D Hybrid". Offered every semester. Repeatable: yes
Prerequisites:
  • Beginning Painting (ART2500C)
  • Intermediate Painting (ART3522)
Media Painting/Drawing Workshop: Rotating Thematic Focus (ART4921C)
Many semesters, one specialized thematic painting class will be offered. Topics include, but are not limited to: "Narrative", "Non-Objective", "Plein-Air", and "2-D into 3-D Hybrid". Offered every semester. Repeatable: yes
Prerequisites:
  • Beginning Painting (ART2500C)
  • Intermediate Painting (ART3522)
Printmaking
This focus area explores contemporary printmaking including traditional and digital processes. The beginning to intermediate classes are organized by specific print media but within each print media students will investigate themes and concepts including the multiple, the matrix, color, layering, image making, sculptural transformation of paper, and digital technologies. All levels of printmaking require a mix of traditional and digital skills. Advanced classes encourage students to combine medias, materials and ideas in order to experiment with the limitless possibilities of printmaking in a contemporary art world.
First Take
Introduction to Printmaking (ART2400C)
This course is an introduction to relief printing in wood block, linoleum block, and collograph. Offered every semester. Repeatable: no
Prerequisites:
  • Two-Dimensional Foundations (ART1201C)
  • Drawing Foundations (ART1300C)
Pick TWO
Media Workshop: Relief Printmaking (ART4923C)
Traditional and experimental color relief printmaking focusing on the woodcut, includes lastercut woodcuts. Offered fall semesters. May be repeated a maximum of four times (12 credit hours). Repeatable: yes
Prerequisites:
  • Introduction to Printmaking (ART2400C)
Media Workshop: Screen Print (ART4923C)
Hand and digital stencil screen print processes, strong emphasis on investigations of images and color, also includes some experimental surfaces. Offered every semester. Repeatable: yes
Prerequisites:
  • Introduction to Printmaking (ART2400C)
Media Workshop: Etching (ART4923C)
Non-toxic etching processes both traditional and digital, with strong focus on color etching. Offered spring semesters. Repeatable: yes
Prerequisites:
  • Introduction to Printmaking (ART2400C)
Media Workshop: Letterpress (ART4923C)
Using moveable type and other relief surfaces, students will design and print several projects. In addition to learning techniques in letterpress printing, students will be introduced to the history and context concerning the field of letterpress through assigned readings, slide presentations and in class discussions. Offered fall and spring semesters. Repeatable: yes
Prerequisites:
  • Introduction to Printmaking (ART2400C)
AND take at least ONE
Advanced Workshop: Hybrid Media (ART4928C)
In this course, students will combine medias and are encouraged to choose the appropriate combination to fit the content and intent. Students will also explore laer-cutting and printmaking and building their own small press. Offered every three semesters (not offered in the summer). Repeatable: yes
Advanced Workshop: Screen Print (ART4928C)
In this course students will build on the techniques learned in Media Workshop: Screen Print to explore the possibilities of screen print. Projects include experiments with natural dyes, flocking, printing on fabric, experimental surfaces and 3D prints. Offered every three semesters (not offered in the summer). Repeatable: yes
Prerequisites:
  • Success Strategies (ART1000)
  • Two-Dimensional Foundations (ART1201C)
  • Three-Dimensional Foundations (ART1203)
  • Drawing Foundations (ART1300C)
  • Digital Foundations (ART1602C)
  • Contemporary Art and Design Foundations (ART2204C)
  • Introduction to Printmaking (ART2400C)
Text + Media
The Text+Media focus examines text as both an embodiment of language and a pervasive element of our visual culture. In practice, Text+Media is a hybrid art/design focus that uses digital tools to produce various outcomes. Students focusing in this area will not only become adept at using the computer to conceive and create works, they will also explore computational and information design methods, digital printing, and traditional image-making and printing techniques. In addition to the core courses (Typography and Intermedia Studio), students can select additional related courses to complete the focus. Special facilities for print design at FSU include wide-format archival printers, high-volume tabloid color laser printers, large paper cutters, laser-cutting/engraving, wide-format laminators, and related equipment.
First Take
Art and Electronic Media (ART3651)
This course explores the relationships between art and electronic media in the 20th and 21st centuries. The course focuses on the shift from industrial to information-driven economies, the curriculum outlines digital art's historical trajectory, from the invention of photography to recent digital tools. Special attention is given to film, gaming, 3D printing, architecture and interdisciplinary art practices. Offered fall and spring semesters. Repeatable: no
Prerequisites:
  • Two-Dimensional Foundations (ART1201C)
  • Drawing Foundations (ART1300C)
  • Digital Foundations (ART1602C)
Typography (ART4925C)
This interdisciplinary course introduces students to the use of typography in 2D and 3D, as well as time-based media. While the course is largely skill-based, the connection between textual content and visual meaning will be emphasized. Students will be challenged to think and do beyond conventional typographic approaches. Offered fall and spring semesters. Repeatable: yes
Prerequisites:
  • Success Strategies (ART1000)
  • Two-Dimensional Foundations (ART1201C)
  • Three-Dimensional Foundations (ART1203)
  • Drawing Foundations (ART1300C)
  • Digital Foundations (ART1602C)
  • Contemporary Art and Design Foundations (ART2204C)
Corequisites:
  • Art and Electronic Media (ART3651)
Intermedia Studio (ART4925C)
This intensive studio course encourages advanced students to combine approaches from any media in the pursuit of experimental, conceptual work. Students combine traditional and new media in three project assignments, such as sculpture, installation, drawing, video, photography, printmaking, interactive media, digital fabrication and book. These delve deeply into the relationship between process and conceptual method, topic-driven research in studio art, and context-specific relationships between the work, its audience and the venue. Repeatable: yes
Prerequisites:
  • Success Strategies (ART1000)
  • Two-Dimensional Foundations (ART1201C)
  • Three-Dimensional Foundations (ART1203)
  • Drawing Foundations (ART1300C)
  • Digital Foundations (ART1602C)
  • Contemporary Art and Design Foundations (ART2204C)
  • and either
  • Typography (ART4925C)
  • or
  • Digital Fabrication (ART4926C)
AND take TWO
Art & Language (ART4928C)
This is an advanced interdisciplinary studio course with a content-rich seminar component. Readings and lectures that chart the recent history of conceptual art and alternative forms of design seek to ground studnet's experimental approach throughout their semester-long studio projects. The course emphasizes the critiques of language and information in visual practices and asks how they migh potentially interrogate culture and redine its terms. Repeatable: yes
Prerequisites:
  • Success Strategies (ART1000)
  • Two-Dimensional Foundations (ART1201C)
  • Three-Dimensional Foundations (ART1203)
  • Drawing Foundations (ART1300C)
  • Digital Foundations (ART1602C)
  • Contemporary Art and Design Foundations (ART2204C)
  • Art and Electronic Media (ART3651)
  • Intermedia Studio (ART4925C)
Print + Media (ART4928C)
This course introduces approaches to color in contemporary art. While centered on studio production, the course also involves research and writing as an integral part of idea generation and creative process. Through critical analysis of color from many disciplines, we'll consider how your artwork can be an appropriate merger of content and form as it relates to the history of visual literacy. Repeatable: yes
Prerequisites:
  • Success Strategies (ART1000)
  • Two-Dimensional Foundations (ART1201C)
  • Three-Dimensional Foundations (ART1203)
  • Drawing Foundations (ART1300C)
  • Digital Foundations (ART1602C)
  • Contemporary Art and Design Foundations (ART2204C)
  • Art and Electronic Media (ART3651)
Introduction to Printmaking (ART2400C)
This course is an introduction to relief printing in wood block, linoleum block, and collograph. Offered every semester. Repeatable: no
Prerequisites:
  • Two-Dimensional Foundations (ART1201C)
  • Drawing Foundations (ART1300C)
Web I: Art, Design, Code (ART3654C)
This course explores the relationships between art and electronic media in the 20th and 21st centuries. Focusing on the shift from industrial to information-driven economies, the curriculum outlines digital art’s historical trajectory, from the invention of photography to recent digital tools. Special attention is given to film, gaming, 3D printing, architecture and interdisciplinary art practices. Offered fall and spring semesters. Repeatable: yes
Prerequisites:
  • Success Strategies (ART1000)
  • Two-Dimensional Foundations (ART1201C)
  • Three-Dimensional Foundations (ART1203)
  • Drawing Foundations (ART1300C)
  • Digital Foundations (ART1602C)
  • Contemporary Art and Design Foundations (ART2204C)
  • Art and Electronic Media (ART3651)
Digital Fabrication (ART4926C)
This course serves as an introduction to the acquisition, construction, and manipulation of 3D models. Students will learn techniques for building 3D models by digitally capturing physical objects and spaces, solid and mesh modeling, and 3D printing. Fused deposition modeling, laser cutting and CNC milling allows students to produce physical versions of their digital forms in a variety of materials. Offered fall and spring semesters. Repeatable: yes
Prerequisites:
  • Success Strategies (ART1000)
  • Two-Dimensional Foundations (ART1201C)
  • Three-Dimensional Foundations (ART1203)
  • Drawing Foundations (ART1300C)
  • Digital Foundations (ART1602C)
  • Contemporary Art and Design Foundations (ART2204C)
  • Art and Electronic Media (ART3651)
Ceramics Digital Media
Students find their voice to experiment with both non-traditional methods along with the traditional processes of preparing mixing glazes and the variety of firing methods necessary to create innovative artwork.
First Take
Beginning Ceramics (ART3764C)
Designed to teach handbuilding, surface application skills, concept development, and critical dialogue within the axis of craft, design, and contemporary art. Offered every semester. Repeatable: no
Prerequisites:
  • Three-Dimensional Foundations (ART1203)
Digital Fabrication (ART4926C)
This course serves as an introduction to the acquisition, construction, and manipulation of 3D models. Students will learn techniques for building 3D models by digitally capturing physical objects and spaces, solid and mesh modeling, and 3D printing. Fused deposition modeling, laser cutting and CNC milling allows students to produce physical versions of their digital forms in a variety of materials. Offered fall and spring semesters. Repeatable: yes
Prerequisites:
  • Success Strategies (ART1000)
  • Two-Dimensional Foundations (ART1201C)
  • Three-Dimensional Foundations (ART1203)
  • Drawing Foundations (ART1300C)
  • Digital Foundations (ART1602C)
  • Contemporary Art and Design Foundations (ART2204C)
  • Art and Electronic Media (ART3651)
Then take
Ceramics Digital Course (ART4922C)
Students will use the clay 3D printer and laser cutter to create innovative artwork at the axis of craft, design, and contemporary art. Offered every third semester (fall 2015, spring 2017, etc). May be repeated a maximum of four times (12 credit hours). Repeatable: yes
Prerequisites:
  • Success Strategies (ART1000)
  • Two-Dimensional Foundations (ART1201C)
  • Three-Dimensional Foundations (ART1203)
  • Drawing Foundations (ART1300C)
  • Digital Foundations (ART1602C)
  • Contemporary Art and Design Foundations (ART2204C)
Corequisites:
  • Beginning Ceramics (ART3764C)
  • Digital Fabrication (ART4926C)
AND take at least TWO
Ceramics, Intermediate and Advanced Workshop (ART4922C)
Intermediate through advanced contemporary ceramics course addressing technical and critical skills with a critical discourse. Offered fall and spring semesters. May be repeated a maximum of four times (12 credit hours). Repeatable: yes
Prerequisites:
  • Three-Dimensional Foundations (ART1203)
  • Beginning Ceramics (ART3764C)
Wheel Throwing (ART2752C)
Students will learn conceptual and technical skills using the potter's wheel to create innovative artwork at the axis of craft, design, and contemporary art. This course may be repeated to a maximum of nine semester hours, with requirements increasing in difficulty each time. Offered fall and spring semesters. May be repeated a maximum of three times (nine credit hours). Repeatable: yes
Prerequisites:
  • Three-Dimensional Foundations (ART1203)
Programming for Artists (ART4925C)
This course serves as an introduction to the possibilities that computational processes hold for visual artists and designers. Through a series of creative projects and exercises, students will acquire the skills necessary to create works that span the genres of digital and new media art. Students will learn the basics and intermediate knowledge of computer programming and discover how this awareness can advance computers beyond their role as simple tools and toward a true artistic medium. Readings and discussions will provide social, cultural and art historical contexts for creative practices that function at the intersection of art and technology. Projects may incorporate drawing, interactivity, text, virtual environments, time and motion, embedded computing, as well as other relevant forms. Offered fall and spring semesters. Repeatable: yes
Prerequisites:
  • Success Strategies (ART1000)
  • Two-Dimensional Foundations (ART1201C)
  • Three-Dimensional Foundations (ART1203)
  • Drawing Foundations (ART1300C)
  • Digital Foundations (ART1602C)
  • Contemporary Art and Design Foundations (ART2204C)
  • Art and Electronic Media (ART3651)
3D Animation (ART4928C )
An introduction to simulating, modeling, and representing 3D forms using computers with possible applications including character-based animation, CNC (computer numerical control) printing and cutting, and other 3D or digital projects. Offered fall and spring semesters. Repeatable: yes
Prerequisites:
  • Success Strategies (ART1000)
  • Two-Dimensional Foundations (ART1201C)
  • Three-Dimensional Foundations (ART1203)
  • Drawing Foundations (ART1300C)
  • Digital Foundations (ART1602C)
  • Contemporary Art and Design Foundations (ART2204C)
  • Art and Electronic Media (ART3651)
Virtual Environments (ART4928C)
This course focuses on programming, modeling, interaction, and audio components to create responsive works and animation sequences in real and virtual spaces. Offered fall semesters. Repeatable: yes
Prerequisites:
  • Success Strategies (ART1000)
  • Two-Dimensional Foundations (ART1201C)
  • Three-Dimensional Foundations (ART1203)
  • Drawing Foundations (ART1300C)
  • Digital Foundations (ART1602C)
  • Contemporary Art and Design Foundations (ART2204C)
  • Art and Electronic Media (ART3651)
Figure
This area uses the nude figure as the focus of study. In the lower level courses there is an emphasize on observation-based representation, focusing on learning how to master the figure in both dry and then wet media techniques through historical examples and technical demonstrations. In the intermediate level courses, the emphasis shifts towards the development of more personal expressions and exploring the conceptual possibilities of the figure.
First Take
Figure Drawing Foundations (ART2330C)
This course explores the anatomical and conceptual complexities of the human form. Offered every semester. May be repeated to a maximum of six credit hours. Repeatable: yes
Prerequisites:
  • Drawing Foundations (ART1300C)
AND take ONE
Figure Drawing II (ART3333C)
This course explores the anatomical, conceptual, and expressive complexities of the human form. Offered fall and spring semesters. Repeatable: no
Prerequisites:
  • Drawing Foundations (ART1300C)
  • Figure Drawing Foundations (ART2330C)
Beginning Painting (ART2500C)
This course is an introduction to personal expression in painting medium; emphasizes color, composition, and painting techniques through historical examples and technical demonstrations. Offered fall and spring semesters Repeatable: no
Prerequisites:
  • Two-Dimensional Foundations (ART1201C)
  • Drawing Foundations (ART1300C)
AND take at least TWO
Aqueous Painting (ART3542C)
This course is an investigation of acrylic, watercolor, gouache, and flash processes and techniques. A very intense study that requires exploration of watercolor to its fullest potential. Offered every semester. May be repeated to a maximum of six credit hours. Repeatable: yes
Prerequisites:
  • Beginning Painting (ART2500C)
Figure Painting (ART3560)
This course uses the nude figure as the focus of study. The emphasis shifts towards the development of more personal expressions and personal development in terms of painting style and technique. Offered every semester. May be repeated to a maximum of six semester hours. Repeatable: yes
Prerequisites:
  • Figure Drawing Foundations (ART2330C)
  • Beginning Painting (ART2500C)
Intermediate Painting (ART3522)
This intensive studio course offers painting as a means of investigating content and concepts, The emphasis is on developing ideas while refining techniques of handling paint. Offered every semester. May be repeated to a maximum of six credit hours. Repeatable: yes
Prerequisites:
  • Beginning Painting (ART2500C)
Advanced Painting (ART4520)
This course provides an advanced undergraduate studio experience, where students direct their semester projects. This course is designed for students in the BFA program with a concentration in 2-D art. Each student is provided with opportunities to expand their understanding, production, and quality of their work through critique, group discussion, lectures, and presentations. Offered every spring semester. May be repeated to a maximum of six semester hours. Repeatable: yes
Prerequisites:
  • Beginning Painting (ART2500C)
  • Intermediate Painting (ART3522)
Advanced Workshop: Figurative Sculpture (ART4928C)
Special topics course for students to learn figurative sculpture using many materials including clay in a contemporary context. Offered every third semester (spring 2016, fall 2018, etc.). Repeatable: yes
Prerequisites:
  • Three-Dimensional Foundations (ART1203)
  • Beginning Ceramics (ART3764C)
Photographic and Artist's Books
This focus area explores the contemporary artist book in photographic, printed, and structural book forms. Based on a foundation of technical skills in both photography and printmaking, students use the unique book form to explore conceptual ideas that involve image sequencing, text, mixed media, and three-dimensional print objects. The advanced classes also investigate self-publishing.
First Take
Introduction to Printmaking (ART2400C)
This course is an introduction to relief printing in wood block, linoleum block, and collograph. Offered every semester. Repeatable: no
Prerequisites:
  • Two-Dimensional Foundations (ART1201C)
  • Drawing Foundations (ART1300C)
Digital and Photographic Imaging (PGY2941C)
This course introduces students to lens-formed image production through both liquid (traditional darkroom) and dye processes (digital). It includes image analysis within both critical and historical frameworks. Offered every semester. Repeatable: no
Prerequisites:
  • Two-Dimensional Foundations (ART1201C)
  • Digital Foundations (ART1602C)
Structural Book (ART4923C)
In this course, students will focus on book binding, book history, and will also have an introduction to typography and artist's books. Offered fall and spring semesters. Repeatable: yes
Prerequisites:
  • Introduction to Printmaking (ART2400C)
Plus take ONE
Foundary/Fabrication (ART4928C)
Introduction to the process of casting in bronze and other metals as well as advanced steel fabrication. Offered fall semesters. Repeatable: yes
Prerequisites:
  • Three-Dimensional Foundations (ART1203)
  • Sculpture I (ART2701C)
Media Workshop: Relief Printmaking (ART4923C)
Traditional and experimental color relief printmaking focusing on the woodcut, includes lastercut woodcuts. Offered fall semesters. May be repeated a maximum of four times (12 credit hours). Repeatable: yes
Prerequisites:
  • Introduction to Printmaking (ART2400C)
Long-Term Photographic Projects (ART4929C)
This class studies the length of a photographic project, from conception to completion. Concept creation, working process, artistic workflow and output, and final presentation are major elements of the curriculum. Students work on a single project to address each of these areas, aided by the critical feedback of the instructor and peers. Offered every semester. Repeatable: yes
Prerequisites:
  • Digital and Photographic Imaging (PGY2941C)
Media Workshop: Screen Print (ART4923C)
Hand and digital stencil screen print processes, strong emphasis on investigations of images and color, also includes some experimental surfaces. Offered every semester. Repeatable: yes
Prerequisites:
  • Introduction to Printmaking (ART2400C)
Media Workshop: Etching (ART4923C)
Non-toxic etching processes both traditional and digital, with strong focus on color etching. Offered spring semesters. Repeatable: yes
Prerequisites:
  • Introduction to Printmaking (ART2400C)
Typography (ART4925C)
This interdisciplinary course introduces students to the use of typography in 2D and 3D, as well as time-based media. While the course is largely skill-based, the connection between textual content and visual meaning will be emphasized. Students will be challenged to think and do beyond conventional typographic approaches. Offered fall and spring semesters. Repeatable: yes
Prerequisites:
  • Success Strategies (ART1000)
  • Two-Dimensional Foundations (ART1201C)
  • Three-Dimensional Foundations (ART1203)
  • Drawing Foundations (ART1300C)
  • Digital Foundations (ART1602C)
  • Contemporary Art and Design Foundations (ART2204C)
Corequisites:
  • Art and Electronic Media (ART3651)
AND take ONE
Advanced Workshop: The Printed Book (ART4929C)
Combining book structures and printmaking, students will explore the contemporary artists' book by making artists' books, exploring contemporary examples and reading theory. Students will also be introduced to some basics of letterpress printing. Offered every three semesters (not including summers). Repeatable: yes
Prerequisites:
    2 Print Courses
The Photographic Book as Experience (ART4928C)
In seeing the book as page spreads of horizontal spaces to fill, this class examines the horizontal nature of landscape as a metaphore for image sequencing. Along the way, we will be learning refined digital and analog photographic technique, specific to the needs of individual projects. The ultimate goal of this course is to work experimentally within photography, yet in concert with other media, and to push personal aesthetic boundaries. Offered every other fall. Repeatable: yes
Prerequisites:
  • Digital and Photographic Imaging (PGY2941C)
Public Art and Architectural Art
FSU’s Public Art and Architectural Art Specialized Studies Program is for undergraduate art majors. If you are an FSU Art major and you have or will have completed your Foundations requirements during the semester in which you apply, you are eligible to apply or you can take courses selectively if you have the pre-requisites for the courses.
Semester One
Public Art Studio I (ART4928C)
The overall goal of this course is to provide you with the tools needed to think critically about the realm of “public” art. This involves exploring such issues as site, location, geography, perception and practicality through research and exploration. This course will explore the process of researching, applying for and presenting ideas related to art in the public realm. Recommended to take Sculpture I before or concurrently (not required). Fall only. Repeatable: yes
Prerequisites:
  • Success Strategies (ART1000)
  • Two-Dimensional Foundations (ART1201C)
  • Three-Dimensional Foundations (ART1203)
  • Drawing Foundations (ART1300C)
  • Digital Foundations (ART1602C)
  • Contemporary Art and Design Foundations (ART2204C)
Entering the Public Sphere: How to Apply for Public Art Commissions (ART3845)
This undergraduate course provides information about the process of applying for public art commissions including in-depth information about each component of the application. Students will go through the process of designing a public art project and creating a complete proposal. This course will provide insight into the business side of public art and the experiences of creating a proposal that will elucidate the beginning steps of creating work for the public sphere. Fall only. Repeatable: no
Prerequisites:
  • Success Strategies (ART1000)
  • Two-Dimensional Foundations (ART1201C)
  • Three-Dimensional Foundations (ART1203)
  • Drawing Foundations (ART1300C)
  • Digital Foundations (ART1602C)
  • Contemporary Art and Design Foundations (ART2204C)
Semester Two
Public Art Studio II (ART4929C)
The overall goal of this course is to provide you with the tools needed to think critically about the realm of “public” art. This involves exploring such issues as site, location, geography, perception and practicality through research and exploration. This course will explore the process of researching, applying for and presenting ideas related to art in the public realm. Recommended to take Sculpture I before or concurrently (not required). Spring only. Repeatable: yes
Prerequisites:
  • Public Art Studio I (ART4928C)
Contemporary Art for Public Spaces (ARH3405)
This undergraduate survey course will address key conceptual issues as they relate to the function(s) of public art/architectural art. Discussions will include the history, theories and models of public art, contemporary social/cultural issues associated with creating art for the public sphere, relationship to architecture/environment, and analysis of existing public art projects. Online Course. Offered fall and spring semesters. Repeatable: no
Summer
Internship in Creative Art (ART4943)
This course facilitates internships in a variety of work situations. Must be approved by department chair. Repeatable: yes
Semester Three
Public Art Capstone (ART4929C)
The studio will focus primarily on the process of designing for public art and will be composed of design exercises, research assignments and will be culminated with a design project to be located in downtown Tallahassee. The final project will be reviewed by a jury composed of city officials and invited faculty who may select one to be fabricated by Master Craftsman Studio. A recognized public artist and a landscape architect will also participate in the studio as advisors and critics. Offered spring semesters. Repeatable: yes
Prerequisites:
  • Sculpture I (ART2701C)
  • Entering the Public Sphere: How to Apply for Public Art Commissions (ART3845)
  • Public Art Studio I (ART4928C)
Time-Based Media
The time-based (animation and video) sequence focuses on time-based screen arts, and visual storytelling in both narrative and experimental modes. Integration into architectural, sculptural and non-rectangular projection is encouraged. Students are motivated to develop their own unique skill sets among 3D and 2D Animation, video art, motion graphics, stop-motion, or experimental processes.
First Take
Art and Electronic Media (ART3651)
This course explores the relationships between art and electronic media in the 20th and 21st centuries. The course focuses on the shift from industrial to information-driven economies, the curriculum outlines digital art's historical trajectory, from the invention of photography to recent digital tools. Special attention is given to film, gaming, 3D printing, architecture and interdisciplinary art practices. Offered fall and spring semesters. Repeatable: no
Prerequisites:
  • Two-Dimensional Foundations (ART1201C)
  • Drawing Foundations (ART1300C)
  • Digital Foundations (ART1602C)
Performance (ART4928C)
Students in this course will be working with the discipline of performance within an art context. Performance may either be scripted or unscripted, random or carefully orchestrated. Readings and discussions will accompany assignments. Repeatable: yes
Prerequisites:
  • Three-Dimensional Foundations (ART1203)
  • Sculpture I (ART2701C)
3D Animation (ART4928C )
An introduction to simulating, modeling, and representing 3D forms using computers with possible applications including character-based animation, CNC (computer numerical control) printing and cutting, and other 3D or digital projects. Offered fall and spring semesters. Repeatable: yes
Prerequisites:
  • Success Strategies (ART1000)
  • Two-Dimensional Foundations (ART1201C)
  • Three-Dimensional Foundations (ART1203)
  • Drawing Foundations (ART1300C)
  • Digital Foundations (ART1602C)
  • Contemporary Art and Design Foundations (ART2204C)
  • Art and Electronic Media (ART3651)
AND take TWO
Virtual Environments (ART4928C)
This course focuses on programming, modeling, interaction, and audio components to create responsive works and animation sequences in real and virtual spaces. Offered fall semesters. Repeatable: yes
Prerequisites:
  • Success Strategies (ART1000)
  • Two-Dimensional Foundations (ART1201C)
  • Three-Dimensional Foundations (ART1203)
  • Drawing Foundations (ART1300C)
  • Digital Foundations (ART1602C)
  • Contemporary Art and Design Foundations (ART2204C)
  • Art and Electronic Media (ART3651)
Digital and Photographic Imaging (PGY2941C)
This course introduces students to lens-formed image production through both liquid (traditional darkroom) and dye processes (digital). It includes image analysis within both critical and historical frameworks. Offered every semester. Repeatable: no
Prerequisites:
  • Two-Dimensional Foundations (ART1201C)
  • Digital Foundations (ART1602C)
Video Art (ART4928C)
Time-based, taps into the history of creating motion-based projects and the present-day techniques of working with computer-based technology - Video and Sound editing. Repeatable: yes
Prerequisites:
  • Success Strategies (ART1000)
  • Two-Dimensional Foundations (ART1201C)
  • Three-Dimensional Foundations (ART1203)
  • Drawing Foundations (ART1300C)
  • Digital Foundations (ART1602C)
  • Contemporary Art and Design Foundations (ART2204C)
  • Art and Electronic Media (ART3651)
Intermedia Studio (ART4925C)
This intensive studio course encourages advanced students to combine approaches from any media in the pursuit of experimental, conceptual work. Students combine traditional and new media in three project assignments, such as sculpture, installation, drawing, video, photography, printmaking, interactive media, digital fabrication and book. These delve deeply into the relationship between process and conceptual method, topic-driven research in studio art, and context-specific relationships between the work, its audience and the venue. Repeatable: yes
Prerequisites:
  • Success Strategies (ART1000)
  • Two-Dimensional Foundations (ART1201C)
  • Three-Dimensional Foundations (ART1203)
  • Drawing Foundations (ART1300C)
  • Digital Foundations (ART1602C)
  • Contemporary Art and Design Foundations (ART2204C)
  • and either
  • Typography (ART4925C)
  • or
  • Digital Fabrication (ART4926C)
Digital Fabrication (ART4926C)
This course serves as an introduction to the acquisition, construction, and manipulation of 3D models. Students will learn techniques for building 3D models by digitally capturing physical objects and spaces, solid and mesh modeling, and 3D printing. Fused deposition modeling, laser cutting and CNC milling allows students to produce physical versions of their digital forms in a variety of materials. Offered fall and spring semesters. Repeatable: yes
Prerequisites:
  • Success Strategies (ART1000)
  • Two-Dimensional Foundations (ART1201C)
  • Three-Dimensional Foundations (ART1203)
  • Drawing Foundations (ART1300C)
  • Digital Foundations (ART1602C)
  • Contemporary Art and Design Foundations (ART2204C)
  • Art and Electronic Media (ART3651)
Digital + Forms
The Digital+Forms focus emphasizes the use of 3D modeling, CNC (computer numerical control) and rapid prototyping to develop and realize sculptural forms, digitally and physically. Students explore methods of digitizing physical objects and environments, manipulating them via software, and producing them physically using a variety of computerized tools. Students working within this focus area will learn to incorporate sensors, microcontrollers and electromechanical movement into their art works.
First Take
Art and Electronic Media (ART3651)
This course explores the relationships between art and electronic media in the 20th and 21st centuries. The course focuses on the shift from industrial to information-driven economies, the curriculum outlines digital art's historical trajectory, from the invention of photography to recent digital tools. Special attention is given to film, gaming, 3D printing, architecture and interdisciplinary art practices. Offered fall and spring semesters. Repeatable: no
Prerequisites:
  • Two-Dimensional Foundations (ART1201C)
  • Drawing Foundations (ART1300C)
  • Digital Foundations (ART1602C)
Sculpture I (ART2701C)
This course is an introduction to basic sculptural processes of fabrication, carving, modeling, and casting. Emphasis on developing ideas through analytical resoinses to assignments. Offered every semester. Repeatable: no
Prerequisites:
  • Two-Dimensional Foundations (ART1201C)
  • Three-Dimensional Foundations (ART1203)
  • Drawing Foundations (ART1300C)
Digital Fabrication (ART4926C)
This course serves as an introduction to the acquisition, construction, and manipulation of 3D models. Students will learn techniques for building 3D models by digitally capturing physical objects and spaces, solid and mesh modeling, and 3D printing. Fused deposition modeling, laser cutting and CNC milling allows students to produce physical versions of their digital forms in a variety of materials. Offered fall and spring semesters. Repeatable: yes
Prerequisites:
  • Success Strategies (ART1000)
  • Two-Dimensional Foundations (ART1201C)
  • Three-Dimensional Foundations (ART1203)
  • Drawing Foundations (ART1300C)
  • Digital Foundations (ART1602C)
  • Contemporary Art and Design Foundations (ART2204C)
  • Art and Electronic Media (ART3651)
AND take at least TWO
Intermedia Studio (ART4925C)
This intensive studio course encourages advanced students to combine approaches from any media in the pursuit of experimental, conceptual work. Students combine traditional and new media in three project assignments, such as sculpture, installation, drawing, video, photography, printmaking, interactive media, digital fabrication and book. These delve deeply into the relationship between process and conceptual method, topic-driven research in studio art, and context-specific relationships between the work, its audience and the venue. Repeatable: yes
Prerequisites:
  • Success Strategies (ART1000)
  • Two-Dimensional Foundations (ART1201C)
  • Three-Dimensional Foundations (ART1203)
  • Drawing Foundations (ART1300C)
  • Digital Foundations (ART1602C)
  • Contemporary Art and Design Foundations (ART2204C)
  • and either
  • Typography (ART4925C)
  • or
  • Digital Fabrication (ART4926C)
Programming for Artists (ART4925C)
This course serves as an introduction to the possibilities that computational processes hold for visual artists and designers. Through a series of creative projects and exercises, students will acquire the skills necessary to create works that span the genres of digital and new media art. Students will learn the basics and intermediate knowledge of computer programming and discover how this awareness can advance computers beyond their role as simple tools and toward a true artistic medium. Readings and discussions will provide social, cultural and art historical contexts for creative practices that function at the intersection of art and technology. Projects may incorporate drawing, interactivity, text, virtual environments, time and motion, embedded computing, as well as other relevant forms. Offered fall and spring semesters. Repeatable: yes
Prerequisites:
  • Success Strategies (ART1000)
  • Two-Dimensional Foundations (ART1201C)
  • Three-Dimensional Foundations (ART1203)
  • Drawing Foundations (ART1300C)
  • Digital Foundations (ART1602C)
  • Contemporary Art and Design Foundations (ART2204C)
  • Art and Electronic Media (ART3651)
Physical Computing (ART4926C)
This course is designed for artists, designers, and programmers who wish to create artworks which connect physical and digital spaces. Students will learn basic electronics, embedded programming, and methods for connecting objects to existing networks via sensors, actuators, and wireless protocols. Repeatable: yes
Prerequisites:
  • Success Strategies (ART1000)
  • Two-Dimensional Foundations (ART1201C)
  • Three-Dimensional Foundations (ART1203)
  • Drawing Foundations (ART1300C)
  • Digital Foundations (ART1602C)
  • Contemporary Art and Design Foundations (ART2204C)
Mechatronic Art I (ART4928C)
Students in this studio course will create sculptures and installations that are interactive, responsive and automated. During the semester, students create substantial works of art that incorporate electronics, sensors and mechanized movement. Class discussions and readings challenge students to consider the conceptual opportunities that these particular techniques and processes afford artists. Repeatable: yes
Prerequisites:
  • Success Strategies (ART1000)
  • Two-Dimensional Foundations (ART1201C)
  • Three-Dimensional Foundations (ART1203)
  • Drawing Foundations (ART1300C)
  • Digital Foundations (ART1602C)
  • Contemporary Art and Design Foundations (ART2204C)
  • Digital Fabrication (ART4926C)
  • Art and Electronic Media (ART3651)
  • Sculpture I (ART2701C)
Mechatronic Art II (ART4928C)
A continuation of Mechatronic Art 1, this course focuses on collaborative group projects of significant scope. Potential collaborators may include communities from outside of the university, non-profit organizations, or other departments, such as Mechanical Engineering. Enrollment by application only. Repeatable: yes
Interactive Media
The Interactive Media focus centers on web-based and responsive artworks which cross into other media areas like sculpture or animation to give students a hybridized focus. Faculty expertise in interface design, kinetics, physical computing, and programming are available among a wide range of courses. Up-to-date computing facilities help students maintain focus leading to educational goals in game design, contemporary net-based and software art, exhibition design, interface design, and experience design.
First Take
Art and Electronic Media (ART3651)
This course explores the relationships between art and electronic media in the 20th and 21st centuries. The course focuses on the shift from industrial to information-driven economies, the curriculum outlines digital art's historical trajectory, from the invention of photography to recent digital tools. Special attention is given to film, gaming, 3D printing, architecture and interdisciplinary art practices. Offered fall and spring semesters. Repeatable: no
Prerequisites:
  • Two-Dimensional Foundations (ART1201C)
  • Drawing Foundations (ART1300C)
  • Digital Foundations (ART1602C)
Typography (ART4925C)
This interdisciplinary course introduces students to the use of typography in 2D and 3D, as well as time-based media. While the course is largely skill-based, the connection between textual content and visual meaning will be emphasized. Students will be challenged to think and do beyond conventional typographic approaches. Offered fall and spring semesters. Repeatable: yes
Prerequisites:
  • Success Strategies (ART1000)
  • Two-Dimensional Foundations (ART1201C)
  • Three-Dimensional Foundations (ART1203)
  • Drawing Foundations (ART1300C)
  • Digital Foundations (ART1602C)
  • Contemporary Art and Design Foundations (ART2204C)
Corequisites:
  • Art and Electronic Media (ART3651)
Web I: Art, Design, Code (ART3654C)
This course explores the relationships between art and electronic media in the 20th and 21st centuries. Focusing on the shift from industrial to information-driven economies, the curriculum outlines digital art’s historical trajectory, from the invention of photography to recent digital tools. Special attention is given to film, gaming, 3D printing, architecture and interdisciplinary art practices. Offered fall and spring semesters. Repeatable: yes
Prerequisites:
  • Success Strategies (ART1000)
  • Two-Dimensional Foundations (ART1201C)
  • Three-Dimensional Foundations (ART1203)
  • Drawing Foundations (ART1300C)
  • Digital Foundations (ART1602C)
  • Contemporary Art and Design Foundations (ART2204C)
  • Art and Electronic Media (ART3651)
AND take at least TWO
Web II: Art, Design, Code (ART4656C)
This course introduces students to interface design and programming concepts for creating dynamic internet applications for both practical and expressive ends. We will explore themes through readings, discussion, and film that address the public, chaotic, and political space that is the internet, and use PHP (an open source programming language for displaying dynamic web content) and Javascript (a client-side programming language) to create networked projects that challenge our understanding of the web and its possibilities. This class will challenge students to conceptualize and execute networked projects using professional tools in order to comment on, critique, or celebrate online culture. Repeatable: yes
Prerequisites:
  • Success Strategies (ART1000)
  • Two-Dimensional Foundations (ART1201C)
  • Three-Dimensional Foundations (ART1203)
  • Drawing Foundations (ART1300C)
  • Digital Foundations (ART1602C)
  • Contemporary Art and Design Foundations (ART2204C)
  • Art and Electronic Media (ART3651)
  • Web I: Art, Design, Code (ART3654C)
Programming for Artists (ART4925C)
This course serves as an introduction to the possibilities that computational processes hold for visual artists and designers. Through a series of creative projects and exercises, students will acquire the skills necessary to create works that span the genres of digital and new media art. Students will learn the basics and intermediate knowledge of computer programming and discover how this awareness can advance computers beyond their role as simple tools and toward a true artistic medium. Readings and discussions will provide social, cultural and art historical contexts for creative practices that function at the intersection of art and technology. Projects may incorporate drawing, interactivity, text, virtual environments, time and motion, embedded computing, as well as other relevant forms. Offered fall and spring semesters. Repeatable: yes
Prerequisites:
  • Success Strategies (ART1000)
  • Two-Dimensional Foundations (ART1201C)
  • Three-Dimensional Foundations (ART1203)
  • Drawing Foundations (ART1300C)
  • Digital Foundations (ART1602C)
  • Contemporary Art and Design Foundations (ART2204C)
  • Art and Electronic Media (ART3651)
Physical Computing (ART4926C)
This course is designed for artists, designers, and programmers who wish to create artworks which connect physical and digital spaces. Students will learn basic electronics, embedded programming, and methods for connecting objects to existing networks via sensors, actuators, and wireless protocols. Repeatable: yes
Prerequisites:
  • Success Strategies (ART1000)
  • Two-Dimensional Foundations (ART1201C)
  • Three-Dimensional Foundations (ART1203)
  • Drawing Foundations (ART1300C)
  • Digital Foundations (ART1602C)
  • Contemporary Art and Design Foundations (ART2204C)
Big Data (IDC3931)
The ability to analyze the large amounts of data generated by scientific research, business transactions, Internet activity, social media communications and other sources, in order to find valuable information is one of the most highly sought-after skills in today's data-driven economy. This introductory course addresses the issues surrounding the accumulation, transformation and analysis of large datasets typically encountered in both business and research environments. Additionally, the student will work in a classroom lab setting using cutting-edge technologies to analyze and mine data associated with their interests. This course assumes no prior coursework in databases or statistics and is ideal for students from all majors. Repeatable: no
Virtual Environments (ART4928C)
This course focuses on programming, modeling, interaction, and audio components to create responsive works and animation sequences in real and virtual spaces. Offered fall semesters. Repeatable: yes
Prerequisites:
  • Success Strategies (ART1000)
  • Two-Dimensional Foundations (ART1201C)
  • Three-Dimensional Foundations (ART1203)
  • Drawing Foundations (ART1300C)
  • Digital Foundations (ART1602C)
  • Contemporary Art and Design Foundations (ART2204C)
  • Art and Electronic Media (ART3651)
Photography
The photography focus area embraces the use of both traditional and digital technologies, as a means of contemporary image making. Coursework includes both traditional analogue and digital imagemaking by providing a strong foundation in camera technique, photographic chemistry, and printing. These skills are used to concentrate the students own personal ideas and relate them to contemporary photographic art. The faculty are very open to ideas that challenge the boundaries of traditional art photography including installation, new technologies, and multiple media applications.
Required
Digital and Photographic Imaging (PGY2941C)
This course introduces students to lens-formed image production through both liquid (traditional darkroom) and dye processes (digital). It includes image analysis within both critical and historical frameworks. Offered every semester. Repeatable: no
Prerequisites:
  • Two-Dimensional Foundations (ART1201C)
  • Digital Foundations (ART1602C)
AND pick FOUR
Experimental Darkroom Photography (PGY2401C)
An experimental course in black and white analog photography. Technical instruction covers proper film exposure, development and fine printing. Assignments foster experimentation in artistic aesthetics and the development of the student's technical abilities. The class extends the student's own photographic experimentation by adding the analog possibilities of the darkroom. The class also provides a foundation to the histories, theories, and artists that have influenced the medium. Taught fall and spring semesters. NOTE: Students in this class will be using manual 35mm film cameras. While the student is welcome to use their own camera (or their Grandpa's camera), the school does have film cameras for checkout. Repeatable: no
Prerequisites:
  • Digital and Photographic Imaging (PGY2941C)
The Photographic Book as Experience (ART4928C)
In seeing the book as page spreads of horizontal spaces to fill, this class examines the horizontal nature of landscape as a metaphore for image sequencing. Along the way, we will be learning refined digital and analog photographic technique, specific to the needs of individual projects. The ultimate goal of this course is to work experimentally within photography, yet in concert with other media, and to push personal aesthetic boundaries. Offered every other fall. Repeatable: yes
Prerequisites:
  • Digital and Photographic Imaging (PGY2941C)
Digital/Large Format (ART4929C)
Through further study of digital processes, in conjunction with the use of large format cameras and printers, the primary goal of this class is to push the comfortable aesthetic boundaries of the medium. These new tools provide the opportunity for large-scale photographic installations that can reinterpret the viewer's experience of the photographic image. The studio element of this advanced class is augmented with slide discussions and readings that both question and argue the abilities of the medium. Offered every other spring. Repeatable: yes
Prerequisites:
  • Digital and Photographic Imaging (PGY2941C)
The Directoral Mode (ART4929C)
This course considers the various ways in which the camera has been used to document ideas and images created specifically for the lens. Conceptual ideas explored will include photography and performance, the studio as stage, time-based investigations, and the isolation of identity in portraiture. Significant technical skills will be explored such as the proper use of a view camera, large format films, photographic studio lighting, and advanced Photoshop skills. Offered every other fall. Repeatable: yes
Prerequisites:
  • Digital and Photographic Imaging (PGY2941C)
The Photographic Portrait (ART4929C)
Through a study of historic and contemporary portraiture, in photography and other media, the goal of this class is to see how the genre of photographic portraiture is a unique artistic possibility. Class field trips, long-term projects, and exposure to the work of many artists are critical to the course content. Offered every other fall. Repeatable: yes
Prerequisites:
  • Digital and Photographic Imaging (PGY2941C)
Long-Term Photographic Projects (ART4929C)
This class studies the length of a photographic project, from conception to completion. Concept creation, working process, artistic workflow and output, and final presentation are major elements of the curriculum. Students work on a single project to address each of these areas, aided by the critical feedback of the instructor and peers. Offered every semester. Repeatable: yes
Prerequisites:
  • Digital and Photographic Imaging (PGY2941C)
Genres in Photography (ART4929C)
This advanced practicum course takes students through the study of a wide range of photographic genres, including how those genres intersect and merge with non-photographic practices. The course is a field study of these genres while at the same time acting as a laboratory for the limits of these genres. Repeatable: yes
Prerequisites:
  • Digital and Photographic Imaging (PGY2941C)
Advanced Darkroom (ART4929C)
This course explores photography as a creative visual language, through an integration of photography into daily practice, and an investigation of the conceptual use of the medium. With the aid of critiques, slide presentations, videos, and field trips, students develop a sense of personal voice through a larger body of work. Simultaneously, advanced black and white techniques are introduced; including refined exposure and advanced printing skills. Repeatable: yes
Prerequisites:
  • Digital and Photographic Imaging (PGY2941C)
Nonsilver Photography (ART4929C)
An upper-level photography elective that introduces alternative means of photographic image-making. Topics cover the Photogenic Drawing, Cyanotype, Van Dyke, and Platinum/Palladium printing processes. The course also presents new digital technologies that make it possible to enlarge the contact-print negatives necessary for printing. Strong emphasis is placed on using these processes to strengthen the conceptual ideas suggested by the students’ work. Repeatable: yes
Prerequisites:
  • Digital and Photographic Imaging (PGY2941C)
Video Art (ART4928C)
Time-based, taps into the history of creating motion-based projects and the present-day techniques of working with computer-based technology - Video and Sound editing. Repeatable: yes
Prerequisites:
  • Success Strategies (ART1000)
  • Two-Dimensional Foundations (ART1201C)
  • Three-Dimensional Foundations (ART1203)
  • Drawing Foundations (ART1300C)
  • Digital Foundations (ART1602C)
  • Contemporary Art and Design Foundations (ART2204C)
  • Art and Electronic Media (ART3651)
Related Courses
Introduction to Printmaking (ART2400C)
This course is an introduction to relief printing in wood block, linoleum block, and collograph. Offered every semester. Repeatable: no
Prerequisites:
  • Two-Dimensional Foundations (ART1201C)
  • Drawing Foundations (ART1300C)
History of Photography (ARH3800)
This large lecture-format course focuses on the development of photography from its inception to its current practice. Through discussions of imagery, and readings of critical writings (from both the original artists and those of critics), students learn the vocabulary and critical arguments necessary to analyze photographic imagery. While individual artists and photographic movements are studied in depth, larger questions will be raised that address (and debate) the uniqueness of the medium. Offered every other fall. Repeatable: no
Graduate Seminar: History of Photography (ARH5896)
Within the smaller seminar format, this graduate course explores the contemporary use of portraiture in photography. Topics include subjects such as the structure of celebrity, the individual as represented during war, pornography, and the creation of “otherness”. Writing by authors such as Barthes, Lippard, Sontag, Alloula, Mulvey, Batchen, and Solmon-Godeau are discussed relating to the contemporary experience of the photographic image. Offered every other fall. Repeatable: no
Sculpture
The field of sculpture encompasses a variety of methods and outcomes where one set of tools is not privileged over another. Students will have the opportunity to learn traditional (i.e. mold making, wood working, welding) and contemporary (i.e. digital fabrication, 3-D printing, multi-media installations) methods and processes that reflect the issues facing artists today. This is an interdisciplinary and experimental program that emphasizes critical feedback and constructive critique. Through personal research and critical dialogue the student is encouraged to find one’s own direction within their goals.
First Take
Sculpture I (ART2701C)
This course is an introduction to basic sculptural processes of fabrication, carving, modeling, and casting. Emphasis on developing ideas through analytical resoinses to assignments. Offered every semester. Repeatable: no
Prerequisites:
  • Two-Dimensional Foundations (ART1201C)
  • Three-Dimensional Foundations (ART1203)
  • Drawing Foundations (ART1300C)
AND take at least THREE
Installation (ART4928C)
This course is an introduction to the discipline of installation - site and non-site specific. Students will explore ways in which to work within space - architectural and environmental - through fabricated forms, light, sound, video projections, etc. Formal, political/social and cultural issues will be explored through discussions and readings. Offered once a year. Repeatable: yes
Prerequisites:
  • Three-Dimensional Foundations (ART1203)
  • Sculpture I (ART2701C)
Soft Sculpture (ART4928C)
In this couse, a variety of soft materials will be used (rope, yarn, cloth, leather, plastic, hair, fur, etc.), emphasizing recycled materials. Students will investigate how the material, concept, and process are interrelated. Armatures for soft forms, earable art, presentation/installation, and a variety of surface treatment approaches and constrution methods will be covered in this course. Offered fall semesters. Repeatable: yes
Prerequisites:
  • Three-Dimensional Foundations (ART1203)
  • Sculpture I (ART2701C)
3D Multiples (ART4922C)
Special topics course for students to learn to make complex molds for making multiples in ceramics. Offered every other spring semester (ex. spring 2015, spring 2017, etc.). May be repeated a maximum of four times (12 credit hours). Repeatable: yes
Prerequisites:
  • Three-Dimensional Foundations (ART1203)
  • Beginning Ceramics (ART3764C)
Advanced Workshop: Figurative Sculpture (ART4928C)
Special topics course for students to learn figurative sculpture using many materials including clay in a contemporary context. Offered every third semester (spring 2016, fall 2018, etc.). Repeatable: yes
Prerequisites:
  • Three-Dimensional Foundations (ART1203)
  • Beginning Ceramics (ART3764C)
Foundary/Fabrication (ART4928C)
Introduction to the process of casting in bronze and other metals as well as advanced steel fabrication. Offered fall semesters. Repeatable: yes
Prerequisites:
  • Three-Dimensional Foundations (ART1203)
  • Sculpture I (ART2701C)
Ceramics Digital Course (ART4922C)
Students will use the clay 3D printer and laser cutter to create innovative artwork at the axis of craft, design, and contemporary art. Offered every third semester (fall 2015, spring 2017, etc). May be repeated a maximum of four times (12 credit hours). Repeatable: yes
Prerequisites:
  • Success Strategies (ART1000)
  • Two-Dimensional Foundations (ART1201C)
  • Three-Dimensional Foundations (ART1203)
  • Drawing Foundations (ART1300C)
  • Digital Foundations (ART1602C)
  • Contemporary Art and Design Foundations (ART2204C)
Corequisites:
  • Beginning Ceramics (ART3764C)
  • Digital Fabrication (ART4926C)
Digital Fabrication (ART4926C)
This course serves as an introduction to the acquisition, construction, and manipulation of 3D models. Students will learn techniques for building 3D models by digitally capturing physical objects and spaces, solid and mesh modeling, and 3D printing. Fused deposition modeling, laser cutting and CNC milling allows students to produce physical versions of their digital forms in a variety of materials. Offered fall and spring semesters. Repeatable: yes
Prerequisites:
  • Success Strategies (ART1000)
  • Two-Dimensional Foundations (ART1201C)
  • Three-Dimensional Foundations (ART1203)
  • Drawing Foundations (ART1300C)
  • Digital Foundations (ART1602C)
  • Contemporary Art and Design Foundations (ART2204C)
  • Art and Electronic Media (ART3651)
Mechatronic Art I (ART4928C)
Students in this studio course will create sculptures and installations that are interactive, responsive and automated. During the semester, students create substantial works of art that incorporate electronics, sensors and mechanized movement. Class discussions and readings challenge students to consider the conceptual opportunities that these particular techniques and processes afford artists. Repeatable: yes
Prerequisites:
  • Success Strategies (ART1000)
  • Two-Dimensional Foundations (ART1201C)
  • Three-Dimensional Foundations (ART1203)
  • Drawing Foundations (ART1300C)
  • Digital Foundations (ART1602C)
  • Contemporary Art and Design Foundations (ART2204C)
  • Digital Fabrication (ART4926C)
  • Art and Electronic Media (ART3651)
  • Sculpture I (ART2701C)
Performance (ART4928C)
Students in this course will be working with the discipline of performance within an art context. Performance may either be scripted or unscripted, random or carefully orchestrated. Readings and discussions will accompany assignments. Repeatable: yes
Prerequisites:
  • Three-Dimensional Foundations (ART1203)
  • Sculpture I (ART2701C)
Then take ONE
Intermedia Studio (ART4925C)
This intensive studio course encourages advanced students to combine approaches from any media in the pursuit of experimental, conceptual work. Students combine traditional and new media in three project assignments, such as sculpture, installation, drawing, video, photography, printmaking, interactive media, digital fabrication and book. These delve deeply into the relationship between process and conceptual method, topic-driven research in studio art, and context-specific relationships between the work, its audience and the venue. Repeatable: yes
Prerequisites:
  • Success Strategies (ART1000)
  • Two-Dimensional Foundations (ART1201C)
  • Three-Dimensional Foundations (ART1203)
  • Drawing Foundations (ART1300C)
  • Digital Foundations (ART1602C)
  • Contemporary Art and Design Foundations (ART2204C)
  • and either
  • Typography (ART4925C)
  • or
  • Digital Fabrication (ART4926C)
Art & Language (ART4928C)
This is an advanced interdisciplinary studio course with a content-rich seminar component. Readings and lectures that chart the recent history of conceptual art and alternative forms of design seek to ground studnet's experimental approach throughout their semester-long studio projects. The course emphasizes the critiques of language and information in visual practices and asks how they migh potentially interrogate culture and redine its terms. Repeatable: yes
Prerequisites:
  • Success Strategies (ART1000)
  • Two-Dimensional Foundations (ART1201C)
  • Three-Dimensional Foundations (ART1203)
  • Drawing Foundations (ART1300C)
  • Digital Foundations (ART1602C)
  • Contemporary Art and Design Foundations (ART2204C)
  • Art and Electronic Media (ART3651)
  • Intermedia Studio (ART4925C)
3D Animation (ART4928C )
An introduction to simulating, modeling, and representing 3D forms using computers with possible applications including character-based animation, CNC (computer numerical control) printing and cutting, and other 3D or digital projects. Offered fall and spring semesters. Repeatable: yes
Prerequisites:
  • Success Strategies (ART1000)
  • Two-Dimensional Foundations (ART1201C)
  • Three-Dimensional Foundations (ART1203)
  • Drawing Foundations (ART1300C)
  • Digital Foundations (ART1602C)
  • Contemporary Art and Design Foundations (ART2204C)
  • Art and Electronic Media (ART3651)
Virtual Environments (ART4928C)
This course focuses on programming, modeling, interaction, and audio components to create responsive works and animation sequences in real and virtual spaces. Offered fall semesters. Repeatable: yes
Prerequisites:
  • Success Strategies (ART1000)
  • Two-Dimensional Foundations (ART1201C)
  • Three-Dimensional Foundations (ART1203)
  • Drawing Foundations (ART1300C)
  • Digital Foundations (ART1602C)
  • Contemporary Art and Design Foundations (ART2204C)
  • Art and Electronic Media (ART3651)
Video Art (ART4928C)
Time-based, taps into the history of creating motion-based projects and the present-day techniques of working with computer-based technology - Video and Sound editing. Repeatable: yes
Prerequisites:
  • Success Strategies (ART1000)
  • Two-Dimensional Foundations (ART1201C)
  • Three-Dimensional Foundations (ART1203)
  • Drawing Foundations (ART1300C)
  • Digital Foundations (ART1602C)
  • Contemporary Art and Design Foundations (ART2204C)
  • Art and Electronic Media (ART3651)
Imagineering Production Techniques (ART4928C)
Students will create original works using techniques adopted from the fabrication methods of Disney Imagineering applications as a means of investigating content and concepts. Through class discussions of relevant readings and artists working in the discipline, we will investigate aspects of “character plaster” and the potential application to student’s work and “real world Disney” projects. The class will include a field trip to Orlando to study Disney Imagineering character plaster techniques. Repeatable: yes
Prerequisites:
  • Success Strategies (ART1000)
  • Two-Dimensional Foundations (ART1201C)
  • Three-Dimensional Foundations (ART1203)
  • Drawing Foundations (ART1300C)
  • Digital Foundations (ART1602C)
  • Contemporary Art and Design Foundations (ART2204C)