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School/College: Milton and Lillian Peck School of the Arts








Degrees Conferred:

  • M.A.
  • MFA in Art
  • M.S. in Art Education

Contents

Overview

Video Feature:

2013 M.A./MFA candidates
discuss their work in advance of the March 8 thesis show.

The Department of Art and Design offers graduate programs of study in art and art education. Fields of concentration are available in the following studio arts areas: Art and Technology, Ceramics, Design, Fibers, InterMedia (mixed media and installation), Jewelry and Metalsmithing, Painting and Drawing, Photography, Print and Narrative Forms, and Sculpture.

The Master of Arts in Art is a 30-credit program with advanced study and concentration in one or more areas of studio art. It is designed for the student who desires graduate training as a professional artist. The student's plan of studies is tailored according to whether or not that person expects to continue formal studies in the Master of Fine Arts program.

The Master of Fine Arts in Art is a 30-credit program of concentrated study beyond a Master of Science or a Master of Arts degree. It is designed for the student who desires further graduate training as a professional artist or training as an artist-teacher in art schools and universities.

The Master of Science (M.S.) in Art Education is a 30-credit program with advanced work in art education and the studio arts. The M.S. with a major in art education offers two separate program options. All options require applicants to have completed a bachelor’s degree in the visual arts or a related field, and to be admitted to the University of Wisconsin—Milwaukee Graduate School. Additional background requirements depend on the option the applicant intends to pursue, as follows:

  • Pre K-12 Art Education Focus is designed to enhance the expertise of practicing teachers. The program combines theory, practice, and research in an effort to develop leaders as teachers-artists-researchers in the field.
  • Community-Based Art Education Focus is designed for those who desire careers as educators in community art programs, including museums. The program looks at theories and practices that have impacted community-based art education.

The Department's facilities and services include fully equipped studios housed in several buildings, one of which is an Arts Center.

The Peck School of the Arts’ Institute of Visual Art (Inova) provides a year-round schedule of exhibitions, with galleries that are housed on campus within the Arts Center, and in the Kenilworth Square East building, a research facility approximately one mile from campus. The Department offers a schedule of workshops and special lectures each year. In addition, graduate student studios are located in the Kenilworth Square East building.

Usually, four Frederick R. Layton Fellowships are awarded each year, two to incoming graduate students and two to continuing students, depending on funding. Information and application forms may be obtained at: http://www4.uwm.edu/psoa/artdesign/ma-mfa/.

A limited number of Teaching Assistantships and Project Assistantships are offered through the Department of Art and Design. Information and application forms may be obtained at: http://www4.uwm.edu/psoa/artdesign/ma-mfa/.

Students applying for admission to the three graduate programs in Art and Design, should note these application deadlines:

  • For Fall admission to the M.A. and MFA graduate programs in studio art, the Graduate School recommends completing the online application one year in advance of intended enrollment (check http://www4.uwm.edu/psoa/artdesign/ma-mfa/ for more specific information) with portfolios and letters of recommendation due in the Department of Art and Design Office of Graduate Studies by January 7. Applications are accepted for Fall admission only.
  • For admission to the M.S. graduate program in Art Education, the Graduate School recommends completing the online application one year in advance of the semester in which one intends to enroll, and no later than three months prior to intended enrollment, with CD portfolio, writing sample and letters of recommendation due in the Department of Art and Design Office of Graduate Studies three months prior to intended enrollment.

Graduate Faculty

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Professors
Brauner, Marna, MFA, California College of Arts and Crafts
Cho, Kyoung Ae, MFA, Cranbrook Academy of Art
Davis-Benavides, Christopher, MFA, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Gunderman, Karen, MFA, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
Kaganovich, Yevgeniya, MFA, State University of New York-New Paltz, Chair
Pevnick, Stephen, MFA, Washington University
Vansen, Leslie, MFA, University of Colorado
Associate Professors
Beckmann, Kim, MFA, Cranbrook Academy of Art
Blair, Adream, MGD, North Carolina State University
Cosier, Kim, Ph.D., Indiana University
Flood, Frankie, MFA, University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign
Garrison, Lee Ann, MFA, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Greene, Shelleen, Ph.D, University of California-Irvine
Knight, Kay, MFA, Washington University
Moline, Lisa, MFA, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Stern, Nathaniel, Ph.D, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland
Trafi-Prats, Laura, Ph.D., Universitat de Barcelona
Assistant Professors
Kundu, Rina, Ph.D, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
Mandell, Ryan, MFA, Indiana University
Meuninck-Ganger, Jessica, MFA, Minneapolis College of Art and Design
Mougel, Joseph, MFA, University of New Mexico
Woywod, Christine, Ph.D., Northern Illinois University

Master of Arts in Art

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Admission

An applicant must meet Graduate School requirements plus these departmental requirements to be considered for admission to the program:

  1. An undergraduate major in art including at least 40 studio credits and at least 45 academic credits outside the major.
  2. Submission of a CD portfolio with 20 images of original work.
  3. Submission of a written personal statement of the proposed program of study.
  4. Three (3) letters of recommendation.

Applicants may be admitted with specific program-defined course deficiencies provided that the deficiencies amount to no more than two courses.

The student is expected to satisfy deficiency requirements within three enrolled semesters. The Graduate School and the Office of Graduate Studies in the Department of Art and Design monitor the deficiencies. No course credits earned in making up deficiencies may be counted as program credits required for the degree.

Major Professor as Advisor

Immediately upon admission, the graduate student in Art and Design must contact the Director of Graduate Studies and the assigned Advisory Committee Chair in the studio area in which the student will work for initial advising.

By the end of the student's second semester in the program, the student must make arrangements for a member of the Gradate Faculty in the Art and Design Department to serve as major professor and notify the Department of Art and Design Office of Graduate Studies that the professor is willing to serve in this capacity.

As soon as possible thereafter, the student, in consultation with the major professor, shall organize a Graduate Thesis Committee. This Committee consists of three or more members; at least one member must be from the student's area or areas of concentration. The Committee is composed of the major professor, who acts as chair, and two additional members of the Graduate Faculty of the Department of Art and Design. A fourth member may be chosen from the faculty of the Department of Art and Design, other departments within the University, or an expert in the community.

A student who wishes to change their designated area of study must first apply and be accepted into the new area of concentration. The student should then contact the head of the newly selected area for advice in possibly selecting a new major professor.

If the student's major professor takes a leave of absence or leaves the University, the student should contact the head of the area for advice in selecting a new major professor. The student must notify the Department of Art and Design Office of Graduate Studies of the change immediately.

Credits and Courses

Minimum degree requirement is 30 graduate credits, 24 of which must be taken in art and 6 of which must be taken in Art History. The student, in consultation with the major professor, plans a program of studies to include 6 credits in graduate art seminars including Philosophy and Concepts (3 cr.); 18 credits in studio art; 6 credits in Art History.

Transfer of Credits

Upon admission, an applicant may be permitted to transfer a maximum of 12 graduate credits earned at another institution. However, the student must apply to the Graduate School for an evaluation of such credits to determine if they are acceptable for transfer to the M.A. program.

Graduate Review

Each year, the student must participate in at least one Graduate Review. The student who qualifies to proceed beyond the Master of Arts degree in pursuit of the Master of Fine Arts degree must participate in at least one Graduate Review before the written and oral MFA qualifying examinations.

Thesis Exhibition

Upon recommendation of the Graduate Thesis Committee, the student presents a thesis exhibition or presentation of work centering on the student's area of concentration and executed during graduate studies.

Comprehensive Examination

The student must pass a final oral and written examination.

Time Limit

The Department of Visual Art requires that students complete all degree requirements within five years of initial enrollment.

Master of Fine Arts in Art

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Admission

An applicant must meet Graduate School requirements plus these departmental requirements to be considered for admission to the program:

  1. Completion of 30 graduate course credits in art, including at least 18 in studio art, as required by the UWM Master of Arts in Art degree—or the equivalent. The applicant need not necessarily hold the Master of Science or Master of Arts degree.
  2. An applicant not holding a Master of Science or Master of Arts degree must also pass a written and oral qualifying examination.
  3. Submission of a CD portfolio of 20 slides or with 20 images of original work.
  4. Submission of a written personal statement of the proposed program of study.
  5. Three (3) letters of recommendation.
  6. If the applicant is continuing toward the MFA after completing coursework for Master of Arts in Art at UWM, a letter recommending continuation toward the MFA from the thesis examining committee will be accepted in lieu of slides, a personal statement, and letters of recommendation.

Applicants may be admitted with specific program-defined course deficiencies provided that the deficiencies amount to no more than two courses.

The student is expected to satisfy deficiency requirements within three enrolled semesters. The deficiencies are monitored by the Graduate School and the individual graduate program unit. No course credits earned in making up deficiencies may be counted as program credits required for the degree.

Major Professor as Advisor

If the applicant is continuing toward the MFA after completing coursework for a UWM Master of Science in Art Education or Master of Arts in Art, the major professor and the Graduate Thesis Committee already selected will continue in these positions. If the applicant is newly admitted to the program, the head of the area of specialization should be contacted immediately for initial advising. By the end of the student's second semester in attendance, arrangements must be made for a member of the graduate faculty in the Art and Design Department to serve as major professor and the Department of Art and Design Office of Graduate Studies should be notified of the professor's willingness to serve in this capacity.

As soon as possible thereafter, the student, in consultation with the major professor, shall organize a Graduate Thesis Committee. This Committee consists of three or more members, at least member must be from the student's area or areas of concentration. The Committee is composed of the major professor, who acts as chair, and two additional members of the Graduate Faculty of the Department of Art and Design. A fourth member may be chosen from the faculty of the Department of Art and Design, other departments within the University, or an expert in the community.

A student who wishes to change their designated area of study must first apply and be accepted into the new area of concentration. The student should then contact the head of the newly selected area for advice in possibly selecting a new major professor.

If the student's major professor takes a leave of absence or leaves the University, the student should contact the head of that area for advice in selecting a new major professor.

Credits and Courses

Minimum degree requirement is 30 graduate credits beyond the Master of Arts degree or the Master of Fine Arts Qualifying Exam. The student, in consultation with the major professor, plans a program of studies that includes 3 credits in a graduate art seminar; 18 to 24 credits in studio art; 3 credits in Art History; 0 to 6 credits in related areas such as art history, anthropology, archaeology, or aesthetics. The student must be enrolled as a full-time student for at least one semester, earning a minimum of 8 credits during that semester.

Transfer of Credits

Upon admission, an applicant may be permitted to transfer a maximum of 12 graduate credits earned at another institution. However, the student must apply to the Graduate School for an evaluation of such credits to determine if they are acceptable for transfer to the MFA program.

Graduate Review

MFA candidates must participate in at least one Graduate Review each academic year.

Thesis Exhibition

Upon recommendation of the major professor the student presents a thesis exhibition of work executed since admission to the program. The exhibition is held during the semester in which the student completes the coursework for the degree.

Comprehensive Examination

The student must pass a final oral and written examination.

Time Limit

The Department requires that the student complete all degree requirements within five years of initial enrollment in the MFA program.

Master of Science in Art Education

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Admission

An applicant must meet Graduate School requirements requirements and have an undergraduate degree in art education, art history, studio arts, or related field to be considered for admission to the program.

The following materials are also required and must be sent to the Department of Art and Design, Office of Graduate Studies, Peck School of the Arts, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, P.O. Box 413, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53201. (See department website for specific directions.)

  1. An example of writing skills—Appropriate examples include: a paper presented at a professional meeting, an art curriculum guide, a research paper, or a published article.
  2. A CD portfolio of applicant's original work (minimum 10, maximum 20 images) and, if an experienced teacher, the work of one's students (minimum 10, maximum 20 images). Explanatory or descriptive annotations must accompany images.
  3. Three (3) letters of recommendation.
  4. For the Pre K-12 Art Education Focus only: A photocopy of certification to teach art or proof of admission into the Teacher Certification Program in the School of Education

Application deadlines for admission to the program are February 1 for the following fall semester and October 7 for the following spring semester. If applicants are interested in competing for assistantships and fellowships, a January 7 deadline should be used.

Applicants may be admitted with specific program-defined course deficiencies provided that the deficiencies amount to no more than two courses. Upon admission to the program, the student is expected to satisfy deficiency requirements within three enrolled semesters. The Graduate School and the Office of Graduate Studies in Art and Design monitor the deficiencies. No course credits earned in making up deficiencies may be counted as program credits required for the degree.

Major Professor as Advisor

Immediately upon admission, the graduate student must contact the Coordinator of Graduate Programs in Art and Design for initial advising and aid in selection of a major professor from the faculty of the Art Education area.

Upon completion of 9 graduate credits, each student must make arrangements for a graduate faculty member in the Art Education Area to serve as the major professor and must notify the Department of Art and Design Office of Graduate Studies of that professor's willingness to serve in such a capacity.

Immediately thereafter, each student, in consultation with the major professor, must organize a thesis committee. The committee should consist of the major professor from art education, another faculty member from art education, and one additional faculty member, supporting the major area of concentration, for a minimum of three total. The additional faculty member may come from outside art education, outside the Department of Art and Design, or outside of the university. Members from outside the university community must have credentials that further a student’s research agenda and must be chosen in consultation with the major professor.

If the student's major professor takes a leave of absence, receives a sabbatical, or leaves the university, the student should contact the Coordinator of Graduate Programs in Art Education for advice in selecting a new major professor.

Credits and Courses

The minimum requirement for the M.S. in Art Education degree is 30 graduate credits, 6 credits of which must be in foundations in art education, 9 credits in current topics and thematically related studio workshops, and 6 credits in thesis development. The student, in consultation with the major professor, is responsible for also planning 9 additional credits (minimum) in a chosen program of study in art education with a specific focus on Pre K-12 or community environments. Please refer to Master of Science in Art Education Handbook for further information.

Transfer of Credits

Upon admission, an applicant may be permitted to transfer a maximum of 12 graduate credits earned at another institution, or as a UWM non-degree graduate student, subject to transfer credit requirements and department approval.

Thesis

All M.S. in Art Education students must develop, present, and defend a thesis to complete their degree. Two thesis options are available: a written thesis that emphasizes scholarly research; or an applied study that includes the development and implementation of a significant teaching strategy or curricular model that is reported on in a written thesis. Thesis option should be selected by a student and approved by the major advisor before 15 graduate credits are earned.

Students must have at least two members of the Art Education area faculty on their thesis committee and one from a related field of study.

Comprehensive Examination

All M.S. in Art Education students must pass a final oral examination in defense of the thesis.

Time Limit

The Department of Art and Design requires that the student complete all degree requirements within five years of initial enrollment.

Courses

Courses—Art

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Courses numbered 300-699 are Undergraduate/Graduate. Courses numbered 700 and above are Graduate only.

302 Art and Design Workshop: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U/G.
Special topic course in Art and Design. May be retaken with topic change to 6 cr max. Prereq: jr st, & admis to Art and Design prog or to IAT; or grad st.
309 Issues in Contemporary Art: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U/G.
Lecture course focused on critical issues/theory in contemporary art and culture. Retakeable with topic change to 6 cr max. Prereq: jr st or cons instr.
312 (326) Video and Audio Strategies for Artists and Designers. 3 cr. U/G.
Video & audio strategies for documentation, investigation, experimentation, installation. Storyboarding, camera use, digital effects, editing, and various forms of viewing and distribution. Prereq: jr st & admis to Art & Design prog or IAT prog; & Art 212(P) or Film 222(P); or grad st; or cons instr.
313 Programming for Artists I. 3 cr. U/G.
An introduction to principles and applications of computer programming languages within art practice. Art 313 & FineArt 313 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: Jr st, admis to IAT prog or to Visual Art prog, & Art 118(P); or grad st; or cons instr.
315 Participatory Art and Social Practice. 3 cr. U/G.
Students study installation and eco-art, participatory art and social practice, and incorporate contemporary concepts and their strategies into individual and collaborative work. Counts as repeat of Art 327 w/similar topic. Prereq: jr st, admis to Inter-Arts/IAT prog or Art & Design prog; or cons instr.
316 Interactive and Multimedia Art. 3 cr. U/G.
An introduction to interactive art objects and installations using computer vision, signal processing, and/or MIDI and USB technologies. Art 316 & FineArt 316(211) are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: jr st, admis to Inter-Arts/IAT prog or Art & Design prog; or cons instr.
317 3D Imaging I. 3 cr. U/G.
An introduction to 3D imaging techniques and applications. Prereq: jr st; admis to Art and Design prog or Inter-Arts/IAT prog; grad st; or cons instr.
347 Reading Works of Art. 3 cr. U/G.
An advanced course in the visual 'reading' of works of art from the artists' point of view. Course includes slide lecture, with discussion. Student presentation required. Prereq: jr st or cons instr.
366 Between Painting and Sculpture. 3 cr. U/G.
A studio laboratory consisting of a wide spectrum of techniques and ideologies, concentrating on the exploration of joining painting and sculpture as a consummate form. Prereq: jr st; Art 261(P).
378 Industrial Processes and Fabrication. 3 cr. U/G.
Survey of fabrication methods with emphasis on manipulation of material through industrial processes. Four hours studio monitoring mandatory. Prereq: jr st & admis to Art & Design prog or IAT prog; or grad st; or cons instr.
392 Lithography. 3 cr. U/G.
Studio work based on stone and plate lithography; lectures on history, multicolor printing, polyester plate and experimental techniques in lithography. Prereq: Admis to Art and Design prog; and Art 291(P); or grad st & cons instr.
392 (effective 09/02/2014) Lithography. 3 cr. U/G.
Studio work based on stone and plate lithography; lectures on history, multicolor printing, polyester plate and experimental techniques in lithography. Prereq: Art 291(P); or grad st & cons instr.
394 Intaglio. 3 cr. U/G.
Studio work in intaglio; drypoint engraving, etching, relief-intaglio; aquatint, experimental procedures, color printing, development of personal graphic concept. Prereq: jr st; admis to Art and Design prog, and Art 291(P); or grad st & cons instr.
394 (effective 09/02/2014) Intaglio. 3 cr. U/G.
Studio work in intaglio; drypoint engraving, etching, relief-intaglio; aquatint, experimental procedures, color printing, development of personal graphic concept. Prereq: Art 291(P); or grad st & cons instr.
396 (effective 09/02/2014) Photo Screenprinting. 3 cr. U/G.
Screen-print process using the photo-stencil to reproduce hand-drawn and computer manipulated marks and images; printing skills, experimentation with materials and multiple reproduction. Prereq: Art 291(P), 253(P), 231(P), or 221(P); or grad st & cons instr.
396 Photo Screenprinting. 3 cr. U/G.
Screen-print process using the photo-stencil to reproduce hand-drawn and computer manipulated marks and images; printing skills, experimentation with materials and multiple reproduction. Prereq: Admis to Art and Design prog, and Art 291(P); or 253(P); or 231(P); or grad st & cons instr.
397 Book Arts Workshop: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U/G.
Studio work exploring traditional and experimental book structures. Media/content focus variable to include array of relevant topics. May be retaken to 6 cr max. Prereq: jr st; or grad st; or cons instr.
402 Visual Art Workshop: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U/G.
Special topic course in Visual Art. May be retaken with topic change to 6 cr max. Prereq: jr st & admis to visual art prog; or grad st; or cons instr.
402 (effective 09/02/2014) Art and Design Workshop: (Subtitled). 1-3 cr. U/G.
Special topic course in Art and Design. May be retaken with topic change to 6 cr max. Prereq: jr st & admis to Art and Design prog; or grad st; or cons instr.
405 Product Realization. 3 cr. U/G.
This interdisciplinary course (engineering and art students) considers the diverse aspects of the product realization process. 2.5 hrs lecture. Art 405, MechEng 405, & Ind Eng 405 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another. Counts as repeat of Art 402/Ind Eng 590/MechEng 490 with same topic. Prereq: jr st & admis to Art & Design prog or IAT prog; or Ind Eng 350(P), 360(P), 370(P); or MechEng 321(P), 360(P), 366(P), 370(P); or grad st & cons instr.
411 Advanced Digital Art: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U/G.
An advanced, concept oriented studio course where students produce interactive and/or generative art with their own custom software. Retakable with change of topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: jr st, admis to Visual Art prog or IAT prog, & Art 316; or grad st; or cons instr. See schedule of classes for any additional prereqs.
418 Advanced Electronics and Sculpture: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U/G.
Advanced art production using interactive systems such as sensors, microcontrollers, motors, lights for interactivity installations & performance. Retakable with change of topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: jr st, admis to Art prog or IAT prog, & Art 318; or grad st; or cons instr. See schedule of classes for any additional prereqs.
423 Experimental Typography. 3 cr. U/G.
Advanced understanding of typography, its use in innovative information systems, its historical context and function in various media including print, architectural applications, Web and multimedia. Prereq: jr st & B- or better in Art 323(328)(P); or grad st; or cons instr.
426 Motion Graphics. 3 cr. U/G.
Introduction to history and production of short-duration motion graphics (industry, Internet, titling, graphics, creative projects) using contemporary production tools (video editing, compositing, audio recording/sequencing). Prereq: jr st & Art 118(P); or grad st; or cons instr.
427 Advanced Design Workshop: (Subtitled). 1-3 cr. U/G.
A short term, concept oriented workshop in graphic design. May be retaken with topic change to 6 cr max. Prereq: jr st & cons instr.
431 Special Topics in Fibers: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U/G.
Advanced problem-solving working toward the development of cohesive body of work in non-loom construction. May be retaken w/chg in topic to 6 cr max. Prereq: jr st, & Admis to Art and Design prog, & Art 231(P); or cons instr; or grad st.
432 Woven Structure II. 3 cr. U/G.
Continuation of ART 332. Further development of individual concepts in weaving leading to a cohesive body of work. Prereq: jr st, & Art 332(232)(P); or cons instr; or grad st.
433 Digital Imaging for Fabric. 3 cr. U/G.
Digital processes and screen-printing on textiles with an emphasis on individual expression. Prereq: jr st, & Admis to Art and Design prog, & Art 231(P); or cons instr; or grad st.
434 Fibers III-Weaving. 3 cr. U/G.
Individual research and execution of projects in various processes of weaving. Professional execution of work emphasized. Prereq: jr st; Art 432(P).
435 Mixed Materials: Concept/Object. 3 cr. U/G.
Individual research and execution of projects in various processes of non-loom fiber construction. Professional execution of work emphasized. Prereq: jr st, & Admis to Art and Design prog, & Art 231(P); or cons instr; or grad st.
436 Cloth Construction: Surface to Structure. 3 cr. U/G.
Individual research and execution of projects in various processes of fabric printing and construction. Prereq: jr st, & Admis to Art and Design prog, & Art 231(P); or cons instr; or grad st.
438 Fiber Workshop: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U/G.
A special topic course in fibers. May be retaken with topic change to 6 cr max. Prereq: See semester Schedule of Classes.
441 Advanced Drawing Strategies I. 3 cr. U/G.
Advanced investigation of drawing as an organizing tool for thought and personal image exploration. Students work with both assigned and independently-conceived problems. Prereq: jr st & Admis to Art and Design prog; or grad st.
447 Reading Works of Art. 3 cr. U/G.
Continuation of Art 347. Prereq: jr st or cons instr.
449 Painting And Drawing Workshop: (Subtitled). 1-3 cr. U/G.
A short term, special topic course in painting and drawing. Addtional prereqs may appear in the Schedule of Classes. May be retaken with change in topic to 6 cr max. Prereq: jr st or writ cons instr.
456 (455) Digital Imaging in Photography. 3 cr. U/G.
Exploration of critical concepts through digital image processing and manipulation, including color correction, retouching, compositing, scanning and output. Jointly offered with & counts as repeat of Film 456. Prereq: jr st; grade of B- or better in Art 350(P) & 352(252)(P) or Film 350(P) & 352(P); or grad st; or cons instr.
459 Photography Workshop: (Subtitled). 1-3 cr. U/G.
A special topic course in photography. Jointly offered with & counts as repeat of Film 459. Retakable with change in topic to 6 cr max. Prereq: jr st; admis to Art and Design prog or Film prog or Inter-Arts/IAT prog; or grad st; or cons instr. Additional prerequisites may be announced in the Schedule of Classes each time course is offered.
468 Advanced Sculptural Practices: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U/G.
Advanced level course in specialized sculpture processes & skills. Retakeable with change of topic to 15 cr max. Prereq: jr st & Art 368(P); or grad st. See Schedule of Classes for additional prereq.
469 Sculpture Workshop: (Subtitled). 1-3 cr. U/G.
A short term special topic workshop in sculpture. Specific topic and additional prerequisites may appear in the Timetable each semester. May be retaken with topic change to a 6 cr max. Prereq: jr standing or writ cons instr.
474 Portfolio Development in Jewelry and Metalsmithing. 3 cr. U/G.
Introduction to professional and academic portfolio preparation including a cohesive body of work, resume, artist statement, visual documentation and portfolio presentation. Four hours studio monitoring mandatory. May be retaken to 12 cr max. Prereq: jr st & Admis to Art and Design prog; Art 371(P) or 372(P) or 378(P) or 470(P) or 472(P) or 473(P) or 478(P); or grad st & cons instr.
478 (effective 09/02/2014) Digital Fabrication and Craft. 3 cr. U/G.
Survey of fabrication methods with an emphasis on computer numeric controlled fabrication & exploration into digital fabrication & craft. Four hours studio monitoring mandatory. Prereq: jr st & Admis to Art & Design prog or IAT prog; Art 271(C), 277(C), 278(C), or 378(C); or grad st; or cons instr.
478 Digital Fabrication and Craft. 3 cr. U/G.
Survey of fabrication methods with an emphasis on computer numeric controlled fabrication & exploration into digital fabrication & craft. Four hours studio monitoring mandatory. Prereq: jr st & Admis to Art & Design prog or IAT prog; Art 378 (P); or grad st; or cons instr.
479 Jewelry and Metalsmithing Workshop: (Subtitled). 1-3 cr. U/G.
Special topics workshop in jewelry and metalsmithing. May be retaken w/chg in topic to 6 cr. max. Prereq: jr st, & Admis to Art and Design prog, & Art 271(P); or grad st & cons instr.
481 Ceramics Special Topics and Portfolio I. 3 cr. U/G.
Advanced problem-solving working toward the development of a cohesive body of work in the ceramic medium. Exploration of special thematic topics. Prereq: jr st, & Admis to Art and Design prog, & Art 281(P); or cons instr; or grad st & cons instr.
482 Ceramics Special Topics and Portfolio II. 3 cr. U/G.
Continuation of ART 481. Advanced problem solving and development of a cohesive body of work in the ceramic medium. Exploration of special thematic topics. Prereq: jr st, & Art 481(P); or grad st & cons instr.
483 Ceramics Special Topics and Portfolio III. 3 cr. U/G.
Continuation of ART 482. Advanced problem solving and development of a cohesive body of work in the ceramic medium. Exploration of special thematic topics. Prereq: jr st & Art 482(P); or grad st.
489 Ceramics Workshop: (Subtitled). 1-3 cr. U/G.
A short-term special topic course in ceramics. May be retaken with change in topic to max of 6 cr. Prereq: jr st & writ cons instr.
493 Advanced Digital Printmaking. 3 cr. U/G.
An advanced studio course exploring digital media and traditional printmaking. Media/content focus to include array of relevant topics. Prereq: jr st & Art 393(293)(P); or grad st; or cons instr.
495 Advanced Printmaking: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U/G.
Develop conceptual base of work and expand range of print skills with emphasis on color printing and combination print processes. Retakable to 9 cr max. Prereq: jr st & Art 392(P) or 393(293)(P) or 394(P) or 396(P) or 398(P); or grad st; or cons instr.
496 Sequence and Structure. 3 cr. U/G.
Advanced studio course exploring the creation of sequential art and the development of visual narratives using experimental book structures as well as electronic media (web, multimedia). Prereq: jr st & Art 291(P) or 253(P); or 221(228)(P); or grad st & cons instr.
497 Study Abroad: (Subtitled). 1-12 cr. U/G.
Studio and special problems designed to provide relevant course work for a study abroad program in the visual arts. May be retaken with change in topic to max of 12 cr. Prereq: jr st; acceptance in Study Abroad Prog.
499 Advanced Printmaking Workshop: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U/G.
Special topic course in Print and Narrative Forms. May be retaken with topic change to 6 cr max. Prereq: jr st; or grad st; or cons instr. Add'l prereqs may appear in Schedule of Classes each time course is offered.
509 (effective 09/02/2014) Art & Design Seminar: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U/G.
Topics and critical issues in the modern and/or contemporary field of art. Student research and written/oral reports required. Retakeable with change in topic to 6 cr max. Prereq: jr st or cons instr.
509 Visual Art Seminar: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U/G.
Topics and critical issues in the modern and/or contemporary field of art. Student research and written/oral reports required. Retakeable with change in topic to 6 cr max. Prereq: jr st or cons instr.
524 Professional Practice in Design: (Subtitled). 3-6 cr. U/G.
Preparation for the design profession through research, writing and portfolio development. Graduate level requires additional research. May be retaken with topic change to 6 cr max. Prereq: jr st, & Art 323(C); or grad st; or cons instr.
529 (effective 09/02/2014) Design and Visual Communication III. 3 cr. U/G.
Capstone course emphasizes a complete and comprehensive synthesis of design and visual communication through comprehensive studio projects developed for a graduate portfolio. Prereq: jr st, & grade of B- or better in Art 421(329)(P) & 6 cr (final 3 may be taken conc) Design and Visual Communication Expanded Studies (grade of C or better); or grad st & cons instr.
529 Graphic Design III. 3 cr. U/G.
Capstone course emphasizes a complete and comprehensive synthesis of graphic design through comprehensive studio projects developed for a graduate portfolio. Prereq: jr st, & grade of B- or better in Art 421(329)(P) & 6 cr (final 3 may be taken conc) Graphic Design Expanded Studies (grade of C or better); or grad st & cons instr.
539 Fibers-Independent Study. 1-6 cr. U/G.
Individual program of supervised study for the advanced student in fibers. May be retaken w/chg in topic to 6 cr max. Prereq: jr st; Admis to Art and Design prog; or grad st, & cons instr.
541 Advanced Drawing Strategies II. 3 cr. U/G.
Continuation of Art 441. Advanced investigation of drawing as an organizing tool for thought and personal image exploration. Students work on assigned and independently-conceived problems. Prereq: jr st & Art 441(P); or grad st.
542 Advanced Figure Drawing Explorations. 3 cr. U/G.
Continuation of Art 442. Advanced focus on the human figure. Emphasis on personal interpretations in studio-based and outside assignments. Prereq: jr st; admis to Art and Design prog & Art 442(P); or grad st.
543 Painting Studio. 3 cr. U/G.
Advanced investigation of painting focused upon personal image exploration through independently conceived problems. May be retaken to 9 cr max. Prereq: jr st & Admis to Art and Design prog; Art 441(P), & 443(P); or grad st.
552 Studio Practice and Research in Photography. 3 cr. U/G.
Research and development of a body of photographic work. Jointly offered with & counts as repeat of Film 552. Prereq: jr st; grade of B- or better in Art 454(P), 456(455)(P) & 457(353)(P); or Film 454(P), 456(P) & 457(353)(P); or grad st; or cons instr.
561 Conceptual Process, Sculptural Presence. 3 cr. U/G.
Development of advanced concepts in contemporary sculpture. May be retaken to 6 cr max. Prereq: jr st; Admis to Art and Design prog, & Art 261(P), & 363(P); or 365(P); or 461(P); or 464(P); or grad st.
562 Environmental Sculpture and Installation. 3 cr. U/G.
Development of sculptural work that incorporates the environment, integration of sculptural form, installation, and performance. May be retaken to 6 cr max. Prereq: jr st & Admis to Art and Design prog; Art 363(P) & 365(P), or 461(P), or 464(P), or 561(P); or grad st & cons instr.
578 (effective 09/02/2014) Research in Digital Fabrication and Craft: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U/G.
Interdisciplinary research into digital fabrication, rapid prototyping and design. Retakable w/ change in topic to 6 cr max. Prereq: jr st; Art 378(C) or 478(C); or cons instr.
584 Experimental Processes in Woodfiring II. 3 cr. U/G.
Advanced research and further development of personal aesthetic in woodfiring. Leadership in supervising the firing process required. Prereq: jr st, & Art 384(P); or grad st & cons instr.
591 (effective 09/02/2014) Portfolio in Print and Narrative Forms. 3 cr. U/G.
Introduction to professional and academic portfolio preparation including a cohesive body of work, resume, artist statement, professional writing samples, visual documentation and portfolio presentation. May be retaken to 9 cr max. Prereq: jr st; cons instr.
591 Print and Narrative Forms-Advanced Studio Practice. 1-6 cr. U/G.
Individual program of supervised study for the advanced student in Print and Narrative Forms. May be retaken to 9 cr max. Prereq: jr st; cons instr.
595 Colloquium: Print and Narrative Forms. 3 cr. U/G.
Imaging and hybrid forms in contemporary photographic, book arts, narrative forms and print work. Prereq: jr st; or grad st; or cons instr.
603 Advanced Studio Practice. 1-3 cr. U/G.
A special course open only to seniors and graduate students with written cons instr. May be retaken to max of 3 cr. Prereq: sr st; writ cons instr.
608 Art and Design Internship. 3-6 cr. U/G.
Provides structured opportunities for art students to earn credit for skills and professional experience gained working in galleries, museums, studios, arts organizations or art businesses. Prereq: jr st & admis to Art and Design prog; or grad st & cons instr.
609 Independent Reading and Research. 1-3 cr. U/G.
May be retaken with change in topic to max of 9 cr. Prereq: sr st & writ cons instr.
627 Design Seminar: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U/G.
Role and responsibility of professional designer investigated. Topics may include contemporary trends and issues, design education, ethics, social activism, career opportunities. Prereq: jr st; or grad st; or cons instr.
629 Graduate Graphic Design I. 3 cr. U/G.
Individual research in graphic design. Prereq: Art 529(P) or cons instr.
645 Painting and Drawing Critique. 3 cr. U/G.
An advanced critique format course to investigate painting and drawing mediums. Students will develop and discuss conceptual, technical, and collective dialogue strategies. Prereq: sr st or writ cons instr.
753 Graduate Photography I. 3 cr. G.
Self-directed research in photography with involvement in group critiques. Prereq: grad st.
851 Graduate Photography II. 3 cr. G.
Continuation of Art 753. Prereq: grad st; Art 753(P).
888 Candidate for Degree. 0 cr. G.
Available for graduate students who must meet minimum credit load requirements. Fee for 1 cr assessed. Prereq: grad st.
900 Graduate Studio. 3 cr. G.
Ongoing critique of individual studio research in students' chosen medium(s). Emphasis on developing and maintaining interdisciplinary dialogue. Studio research, individual, and group critiques required. Retakable to 21 cr max. Prereq: grad st.
901 Seminar in Art-Philosophy and Concepts. 3 cr. G.
Presentations and discussions centering on contemporary concerns in art. Student research and oral reports. Prereq: grad st.
903 Seminar in Art-Reading and Research. 3 cr. G.
Experience in the systematic development and production of written and visual documentation or research. Prereq: grad st
904 Seminar In Art-Unique Topics: (Subtitled). 3 cr. G.
Examination of unique topics and issues of the modern and/or contemporary field of art. Student scholarly research and written/oral reports required. Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: grad st.
905 Seminar in Art - Critique Colloquium. 3 cr. G.
Studio critique/discussion to develop analytical perceptual skills in the understanding/comprehension of works of art. Student research, presentation and written/oral reports required. Prereq: grad st
906 Graduate Workshop: (Subtitled). 3 cr. G.
A special topic workshop for graduate students including reading, research, writing and studio practice. Retakable w/ chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: grad st.
908 Advanced Research-General. 1-4 cr. G.
Independent studio work and research in areas not covered by specific courses. Retakable to 21 cr max. Prereq: grad st.
909 Independent Reading and Research. 1-4 cr. G.
Independent reading and research relative to scholarly issues in art. Retakable to 9 cr max. Prereq: grad st.
918 Advanced Research-InterMedia. 1-4 cr. G.
Independent work and research in combined media. Retakable to 21 cr max. Prereq: grad st.
929 Advanced Research-Design & Digital Media. 1-4 cr. G.
Individual work and research in design and digital media. Retakable to 21 cr max. Prereq: grad st.
930 Advanced Research-Fibers. 1-4 cr. G.
Independent work and research in fibers. Retakable to 21 cr max. Prereq: grad st.
943 Advanced Research-Painting. 1-4 cr. G.
Independent work and research in painting/drawing. Retakable to 21 cr max. Prereq: grad st.
952 Advanced Research-Photography. 1-4 cr. G.
Independent work and research in photography. Retakable to 21 cr max. Prereq: grad st.
961 Advanced Research - Sculpture. 1-4 cr. G.
Independent work and research in sculpture. Retakable to 21 cr max. Prereq: grad st.
973 Advanced Research-Jewelry and Metalsmithing. 1-4 cr. G.
Independent work and research in jewelry and metalsmithing. Retakable to 21 cr max. Prereq: grad st
989 (889) Advanced Research-Ceramics. 1-4 cr. G.
Independent work and research in ceramics. Retakable to 21 cr max. Prereq: grad st.
994 Advanced Research-Printmaking. 1-4 cr. G.
Independent work and research in printmaking, bookmaking, and experimental narrative. Retakable to 21 cr max. Prereq: grad st.
Courses—Art Education

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Courses numbered 300-699 are Undergraduate/Graduate. Courses numbered 700 and above are Graduate only.

489 Art Education Workshop: (Subtitled). 1-3 cr. U/G.
A short-term, concept-oriented workshop in the visual and tactile arts with special focus on current issues of particular interest to the professional art educator. May be repeated with change in content to max of 6 cr. Prereq: jr st & cons instr.
550 Computer Applications for Art Education. 3 cr. U/G.
Use of computer and other electronic media technology in developing and presenting visual-based instructional material, managing records, and using database and visual retrieval systems for a wide range of subject matter. Prereq: Art Ed 225(P), admis into Art Ed prog; cons instr.
801 Seminar in Urban Education and the Visual Arts. 3 cr. G.
Seminar on issues related to urban schools. Emphasis on the art in urban education and consequent demands made upon curriculum. Prereq: grad st; Art Ed 750 or cons instr.
810 Curricular Designs for Art Instruction. 3 cr. G.
Curricular rationales and models will be studied and tested. Emphasis on use of art history and criticism with studio-based curricula. Prereq: grad st; Art Ed 775 or cons instr.
830 Teaching Art With Works of Art. 3 cr. G.
Study of ways historic and contemporary masterworks can enhance art curricula. Use of art museums will be emphasized and visual resources examined. Prereq: grad st; cons instr.
850 Supervision and Administration of Art Programs. 3 cr. G.
Study of supervisory and administrative practices related to art programs. Staff development techniques, management procedures, evaluation processes, community relations, and grant writing emphasized. Prereq: grad st; Art Ed 750(P) or cons instr.
860 Teaching Art in Higher Education. 3 cr. G.
Study of curricular models, administrative structures and policies, and teaching methods used by arts administrators, educators, and master artists in higher education. Prereq: grad st; Art Ed 725(P) or cons instr.
900 Advanced Independent Problems in Art Education. 3 cr. G.
Applied research in art education with emphasis on student generated problems in studio practices, Art History, criticism, Anthropology, Sociology, and aesthetics, or Psychology. May be repeated to max of 6 cr. Prereq: grad st; cons grad advisor & instr.
910 Seminar in Art Education: (Subtitled). 3 cr. G.
Each seminar will focus on a special topic relevant to art education. Topic related lectures, readings, and discussions will conclude in a required research report. May be repeated with change in topic to max of 9 cr. Prereq: grad st; cons instr.
920 Research Methods in Art Education. 3 cr. G.
The study of research models and methods used in the field. Student will develop a research proprosal and design a research strategy. Participation in a field study required. Prereq: grad st; cons instr. Completion of 24 grad cr in degree program.
990 Master's Thesis. 1-3 cr. G.
Thesis research and advisement for m.s. in art education students who have completed course requirements for the degree. May be repeated to max of 9 cr. Prereq: grad st; completion of 30 grad cr; cons grad advisor.
998 Doctoral Dissertation. 1-3 cr. G.
Doctoral dissertation research and advisement for candidates for Ph.D. in urban education with a specialty in art education. May be repeated to max of 12 cr. Prereq: doctoral candidacy; approval of doctoral advisor.
999 Independent Reading and Research. 1-4 cr. G.
Prereq: grad st; cons instr.

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