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Department of Visual Arts, Humanities and Theatre
515 Orr Dr.
208 Tucker Hall
Tallahassee, Florida 32307
 
 
Visual Arts Course Descriptions

ARE 3313 Public School Art - The Elementary School: (3 hours) Various art education theories relative to teaching art in the elementary school; consideration of methods and methods and problems of teaching, lesson planning, reading and discussion, and practical arts and crafts.
 
ARE 3314 Art Production - Elementary School: (3 hours) Skills, materials and techniques in art appropriate for teaching children K-5 are explored.
 
ARE 3341 Public School Art - The Secondary School: (3 hours) For students preparing to teach art in junior and senior high schools. Consideration of methods and unique problems of teaching at these levels: reading, lecture, discussions, and practical arts and crafts experiences.
 
ARE 4355 Art Education I - Readings in Professional Literature: (2 hours) Literature on art education, aesthetics, perception, history of the field child development in art. Seminar: reading and discussion.
 
ART 4640 Art Education II - Professional Orientation and Critical Evaluation: (2 hours) Critical issues in the field of art education with an emphasis on evaluation procedures and research. Seminar: reading and discussion.
 
ARH 2000 Art Appreciation: (3 hours) A survey of the vital functions of art in a society.
 
ARH 2050 Art History I: (3 hours) Styles of sculpture, painting and architecture from prehistoric times trough the Middle Ages.
 
ARH 2051 Art History II: (3 hours) Styles of art from the Renaissance to the Modern era.
 
ARH 3610 American Art: (3 hours) A survey of American art from the 18th to the 21st century.
 
ARH 4403 Modern Art: (3 hours) A survey of 19th and 20th century painting, sculpture and architecture.
 
ARH 4520 African Art: (3 hours) A survey of African art, with principle attention given to sculpture, with concern for style and regional differentiation.
               
ARH 4633 African-American Art:               (3 hours) A survey of contributions made by artists of African descent in the United States with an emphasis on the 17th through 21st centuries.
 
ART 1201C Fundamentals of Design I - Introduction to Visual Elements: (3 hours) Principles of visual organization; Emphasis on basic art vocabulary, technique and application of primarily two-dimensional experiences.
 
ART 1203C Fundamentals of Design II – Intermediate Form Organization: (3 hours) Prereq: ART 1201C. Principles of visual organization with an emphasis on basic art vocabulary, technique and the application of two and three-dimensional experiences.
 
ART 2130C Textile & Apparel Design: (3 hours) Introduction to design and composition as it relates to textile surface printing, costumes and fashion design.
 
ART 2162C Introduction to Sculptural Forms (Wood, Metal & Plastics): (3 hours) Creation of three dimensional forms using wood, metal and contemporary media.
 
ART 2280C Lettering & Motion Graphics: (3 hours) Principles of design applied to lettering problems as it relates to advertising; study of various styles and development of skills in execution.
 
ART 2300C Drawing I: (3 hours) Basic drawing and composition. The use of various drawing media consisting primarily of a study of still-life, spatial description, and landscapes.
 
ART 2301C Drawing II: (3 hours) Prereq: ART 2300C. Basic to intermediate drawing. Spatial composition, interpretation of line, pictorial form and content are explored through the study of still-life, landscapes, and the human figure.
 
ART 2302C Drawing III: (3 hours) Prereq: ART 2300C, ART 2301C. Intermediate drawing and composition with traditional and contemporary methodologies in drawing are explored. Emphasis on composition, illustration and rendering.
 
ART 2330C Life Drawing: (3 hours) Prereq: ART 2300. Introduction to drawing the human figure using traditional media, technique and application. Aspects of drapery as it relates to the human figure is explored.
 
ART 2400C Graphics I (Introduction to Printmaking) (3 hours) Prereq: ART 1201C or consent of instructor. Introduction to printmaking processes, consisting primarily of a study of the fundamentals procedures of image making, inventive designing and the handling of tools and materials used in printmaking.
 
ART 2430C Graphics II (Silkscreen Printmaking): (3 hours) Prereq: ART 1201C or consent of instructor. Introduction to silkscreen printing with emphasis on image making, inventive designing, screen printing techniques and to the handling of tools and materials used in silkscreen.
 
ART 2540C Painting I – Watercolors:       (3 hours) Painting from still life, relating subject to pictorial form and content, landscape, and human figure; special problems with watercolor medium.
 
ART 2501C Painting II - Acrylic: (3 hours) Prereq: ART 2540 or consent of instructor. Painting from still life, relating subject to pictorial form and content, landscape, and human figure; special problems with acrylic medium.
 
ART 2754C Ceramics I - Handbuilding: (3 hours) Introduction of students to the basic methods of hand building and throwing processes; introduction to glaze experimentation.
 
ART 2752C Ceramics II – Wheel Throwing: (3 hours) Prereq: ART 2754 or consent of instructor. Intermediate study of working with hand-building and throwing techniques. Emphasis on craftsmanship and design; practice with glazing and firing pottery and sculpture.
 
ART 3766C Ceramics III – Glaze Experimentation: (3 hours) Prereq: ART 2754 or consent of instructor. Specialized study and laboratory problems in craftsmanship, inventiveness and expressive design in clay, glaze and firing processes.
 
ART 3233C Advertising Design (3 hours) Prereq: ART 1201C, ART 2300C. Introduction to interdisciplinary electronic art, combining visual design, and video, with computer skills.
 
ART 3158C Intermediate Sculpture: (3 hours) Prereq: ART 2162C or ART 3710C or consent of instructor. Intermediate study of working with design and metal working as it relates to contemporary methods.
 
ART 3563CPainting III - Oil Medium: (3 hours) Prereq: ART 2540 or consent of instructor. Painting from still life, relating subject to pictorial form and content, landscape, and human figure; special problems with oil medium.
 
ART 3710C Sculpture I - Clay and Plaster: (3 hours) Three-dimensional form using clay and plaster. Study of three-dimensional form using selected media.
 
ART 3711C Sculpture II - Wood, Stone, Metal:    (3 hours) Prereq: ART 3710 or consent of instructor. Three-dimensional forms are explored using traditional and contemporary materials.
 
ART 3947 Practicum in Art Management I (Introduction to Non-Profit Organizations): (1-3 hours) Introduction to professional practices as it relates to art management, development and exhibitions.
 
ART 3948 Practicum in Art Merchandising I (Gallery & Museum Curating): (1-3 hours) Introduction to the logistics of organizing an art exhibit, caring for and handling art, exhibition design, insuring art, standards and procedures of the American Association of Museums will be provided in this course. 
 
ART 4403C Graphics IV – Intermediate Problems: (3 hours) Prereq: ART 2400C or ART 2430C. Intermediate study in contemporary processes from selected printmaking forms.
 
ART 4564C Painting V – Advanced Problems: (3 hours) Prereq: ART 2540 or consent of instructor. Specialized study dealing with craftsmanship, inventiveness and expressive design and composition in painting.
 
ART 4576C Mural Painting: (3 hours) Prereq: ART 2540 or consent of instructor. Specialized study in the history, technique and application in the art of mural painting.
 
ART 4905 Directed Individual Study: (1-6 hours) Intermediate study of selected discipline (ceramics, digital media, drawing, graphics, painting, sculpture) with contemporary concepts. Permission of department chair and supervising professor required. Repeatable to a maximum of six semester hours.
 
ART 4910 Independent Study in Design and Composition: (3 hours)        Prereq: ART 1201C. Advanced problems in the technique and application of two and three-dimensional experiences.
 
ART 4911 Independent Study in Communication Art and Design: (3 hours) Prereq: ART 1201C. Advanced problems in the technique and application of digital media.
 
ART 4915 Colloquium in Art: (3 hours) Enrichment program dealing with current topics in art criticism, personalities in visual art, and field experiences concerning the art profession. Students will work on completing their work for the senior exhibition and developing their portfolio, including resume and artist statement.
 
ART 4923 Media Workshop – Printmaking: (3 hours) Advanced study in contemporary processes from selected printmaking forms with emphasis on professional applications.
 
ART 4926 Media Workshop – Electronic Imaging: (3 hours) Advanced study in contemporary digital processes with emphasis on professional applications in electronic media.
 
ART 4928 Advanced Workshop: (3 hours) Advanced course exposing students to various disciplines (ceramics, digital media, drawing, graphics, painting, sculpture) through experimental assignments and innovative methods. The student will be able to transfer disciplines within design concepts and explore the possibilities of contemporary work within selected discipline.
 
ART 4944 Visual Communications: (3 hours) Practical application of professional practices as it relates to digital imaging and animation.
 
ART 4947 Practicum in Art Management II (Gallery & Museum Event Planning): (1-3 hours) Continuing practice of professional practices as it relates to art management, development and exhibitions. Emphasis is on gallery management and coordinating special events.
 
ART 4948 Practicum in Art Merchandising II: (1-3 hours) Continuing practice of organizing an art exhibit, caring for and handling art, exhibition design, insuring art, standards and procedures of the American Association of Museums.

Updated 4/3/2014