A series of foundations courses designed for all university students with an interest in the visual arts. These courses explore the nature of the visual arts through direct experience with a variety of art media. Lectures, discussion, critiques, and extensive studio work are directed toward the development of design principles and an understanding and appreciation of the visual arts and their role in the expression of personal and cultural values.
ARST 113 Foundations of Art: Ceramics (3)
Prof. Jernegan. This course focuses on design elements and principles of organization within the context of contemporary ceramic art. Students will be introduced to a variety of ceramic materials, processes and aesthetic concerns. Emphasis is given to the relationships between ceramics and other art mediums.
ARST 117 Foundations of Art: Glass (3)
Prof. Koss. This course focuses on the history and theory of glass art, and also introduces basic techniques with attention given to issues of composition, perception, communication, and expression. Emphasis also will be placed on the relationships between glass art, other art mediums, and the history of art.
ARST 125 Foundations of Art: Painting (3)
Prof. Harris. An introduction to color and color theory in painting. Since color constitutes a major means of expressive communication in the visual arts, the painting projects encourage personal responsiveness to color and explore how it enriches our understanding of the natural world.
ARST 135 Foundations of Art: Photography (3)
Prof. Erickson. This course focuses on the history and theory of photography, and also introduces basic techniques, with attention given to issues of composition, perception, communication, and expression. Emphasis also will be placed on the relationships between photography, other art mediums, and the history of art.
ARST 137 Foundations of Art: Printmaking (3)
Prof. Cole. This course is designed as an introduction to a wide range of techniques in printmaking. It is developed to give the student an overview of the possibilities with the processes of relief and intaglio printing. Through a series of demonstrations, projects, critiques, and slide lectures the student will explore the rich diversity of the medium and become exposed to the strong tradition of printmaking. Areas covered include: linoleum cuts, woodcuts, collagraph, mono type, dry point, engraving, and etching.
ARST 149 Foundations of Art: Sculpture (3)
Staff. An introductory study of three-dimensional form and spatial relationships making use of a variety of media and processes. Slide lectures supplement studio work and present examples of contemporary sculpture within a historical context.
ARST 155 Foundations of Art: Digital Arts I (3)
Prof. Jones. This course introduces students to different aspects of design in the digital realm from digital imaging to time-based media. Visual skills, critical voice and basic computer skills are necessary for this class.
ARST 105 Beginning Drawing (3)
Staff. For majors and non-majors. In this course we will be working from life. The goal is to acquire and develop conceptual and technical skills necessary to translate three dimensional forms to a two dimensional surface.
ARST 106 Beginning Drawing (3)
Staff. Prerequisite: ARST 105. This course will further explore the primary elements of drawing: line, form, value, and texture as a means of perception, understanding, representation, and communication. Emphasis will be placed on creating a correspondence between subject, method, and intent.
ARST 205 Intermediate Drawing: Color (3)
Prof. Harris. Prerequisites: ARST 105 and 106. Incorporating color theory and experimentation, the course will explore the expressive and conceptual potential of color use in drawing media.
ARST 207 Descriptive Drawing (3)
Prof. Harris. Prerequisites: ARST 105 and 106. An exploration of drawing in both an historical and contemporary context as a means of perception, analysis, representation, and communication. Course work investigates the relationships of the subject to technique and the visual to conceptual. Emphasis is placed on providing a systematic analysis of each subject through the use of multiple approaches.
ARST 208 Life Drawing (3)
Prof. Harris. Prerequisites: ARST 105 and 106. A study of the anatomy and structure of the human form with a view toward understanding and employing the human image in its historical, humanistic function as a vehicle of expression.
ARST 213 Intermediate Ceramics (3)
Prof. Jernegan. Prerequisite: ARST 113. The course focuses on the use of the potter’s wheel in developing ceramic forms. A variety of techniques and forms will be covered with emphasis on their aesthetic and conceptual potential in the field of ceramic art. Historical and contemporary approaches are presented in slide lectures and demonstration.
ARST 214 Intermediate Ceramics (3)
Prof. Jernegan. Prerequisite: ARST 113. The course focuses on hand working processes with plaster molds and use of extruded elements in the development of original works. Press molding and slip casting will be covered. Students participate in developing clays, glazes and firing procedures.
ARST 217, 218 Intermediate Glass (3, 3)
Prof. Koss. Prerequisite: ARST 117. The goal of this class is to achieve a functional understanding of glass art. This general course focuses on blowing, casting, and forming glass. Attention is given to using the approaches to glass for individual expression.
ARST 227 Intermediate Painting (3)
Prof. Harris. Prerequisite: ARST 125. This course focuses on the formal and expressive qualities of both nature-based and pure abstraction. Abstraction is investigated through historic and contemporary ideologies, technical issues and the use of non-traditional materials. Systematic exploration of a variety of approaches will serve as a structure for development of the student’s own goals and sensibility.
ARST 228 Intermediate Painting (3)
Prof. Harris. Prerequisite: ARST 125. An exploration of basic visual and philosophical concepts involved in creating paintings with an introduction to the technical aspects of painting in oils, i.e., preparing a canvas, media, and mixing and applying paint.
ARST 235 Intermediate Photography (3)
Prof. Erickson. Prerequisite: ARST 135. A continuation of traditional photographic procedures exploring more complex visual and technical issues, augmented by the employment of supplementary imaging tools and alternative processes.
ARST 237 Intermediate Printmaking (3)
Prof. Cole. Prerequisite: ARST 137 or two courses in drawing. An in-depth exploration of the printmaking medium covering technical, historical, and conceptual issues. A strong emphasis is placed on students developing a personal voice through their work. An intensive study in the art of stone and plate lithography.
ARST 238 Intermediate Printmaking (3)
Prof. Cole. Prerequisite: ARST 137 or two courses in drawing. An in-depth exploration of the printmaking medium covering technical, historical, and conceptual issues. A strong emphasis is placed on students developing a personal voice through their work. An intensive study on fine art silk screen.
ARST 249, 250 Intermediate Sculpture (3, 3)
Staff. Prerequisite: ARST 149. This course explores and expands on the basic concepts, techniques and processes of sculpture. Students work with projects that develop understanding of both sculptural ideas and materials. A wide variety of media and approaches are explored in this course, including wood, plaster, welding and casting metals, mixed media, and working from the figure.
ARST 255 Digital Arts II (3)
Prof. Jones. This course emphasizes interactivity and interface design with respect to multimedia and the World Wide Web. Students will create interactive based projects that combine visual and textual elements in creative, critical and innovative ways. Questions of navigation, functionality, usability, and interaction will be technically and theoretically addressed.
ARST 301, 302 Special Courses (1 or 3, 1 or 3)
Staff. Prerequisite: approval of instructor. Course work for additional credit in conjunction with 200- or 300-level studio courses.
ARST 313 Advanced Ceramics (3)
Prof. Jernegan. Prerequisites: ARST 213. Further examination of the aesthetic and conceptual applications of the ceramic medium. The development of individual concerns and vocabulary of form will be stressed. Clay and glaze formulation will be covered. Students are responsible for developing clays and glazes and firing their work.
ARST 314 Advanced Ceramics (3)
Prof. Jernegan. Prerequisites: ARST 213 or 214. Development of advanced throwing techniques and concepts related to creating original works on the potter’s wheel. More complex forms, as well as glazing and firing processes will be covered. Lectures, demonstration and critiques will supplement studio work time.
ARST 315 Ceramic Firing Technology: Theory and Practice (3)
Prof. Jernegan. Gas, wood, and electric kiln design, and construction. Firing theory and process will precede specific analysis of the artist’s needs, and demonstration and practice of kiln construction and firing.
ARST 317, 318 Advanced Glass (3, 3)
Prof. Koss. Prerequisites: ARST 217 and 218. This class further develops the student’s ability to study methods and processes for forming molten glass into sculpture. Instruction in glass casting and blowing is taught with a focus on creating specific ideas.
ARST 325, 326 Advanced Painting (3, 3)
Prof. Harris. Prerequisites: ARST 227 and 228. Principles of picture building and creative composition with a study of media and methods that best stimulate individual expression and predilections.
ARST 335 Advanced Photography: Chemical Processes (3)
Prof. Erickson. Prerequisite: ARST 235. Emphasis will be placed on advanced exposure and developing controls and printing techniques. Non-traditional and non-conventional image-making processes will be explored, such as multiple printing, tinting, toning, non-silver techniques, and the Sabatier effect. The use of medium and large-format equipment will be introduced, as will advanced studio lighting techniques.
ARST 336 Advanced Photography: Digital Processes (3)
Prof. Erickson. Prerequisite: ARST 235. Building on a foundation of traditional photography, students will be involved with digital imaging as another tool in the process of fine art photographic printmaking. Digital capturing, editing, and outputting will be explored.
ARST 337, 338 Advanced Printmaking (3, 3)
Prof. Cole. Prerequisites: ARST 237 and 238. A detailed study of the variety of printmaking methods, exploring conceptual and/or personal visions. A strong emphasis is placed on combining techniques, expanding material vocabulary, and experimenting with new processes. Seminars covering both historical and contemporary issues of printmaking will be presented to broaden the studentsstudents’ critical dialogue.
ARST 340 Printmaking: The Art of the Book (3)
Prof Cole. This course is an in-depth exploration into the Art of the Book and Book Arts. The course will incorporate various binding techniques with conceptual and formal projects. A History of Book Arts will be presented as well as examples of popular trends in hand made books. Instruction will be given on setting type and using the letterpress. Also covered will be page design, page flow, and digital development of images and text. Readings will accompany slide lectures and demonstrations.
ARST 349, 350 Advanced Sculpture (3, 3)
Staff. Prerequisites: ARST 249 and 250. Further exploration of metals fabrication and casting, carving techniques, additive processes, and environmental art. Seminars, field trips, and slide lectures will supplement the course.
ARST 355 Time-Based Media (3)
Prof. Jones. This is a class with an emphasis on digital video, animation and image sequencing. Students will be expected to create time-based projects that combine visual and temporalelements in creative, critical and innovative ways.
ARST 356 Print-Based Media (3)
Prof. Jones. Prerequisite: ARST 255. This is a class with an emphasis on book design, multi-page documents, and large scale print graphics. Students will be expected to create print-based projects that combine visual and typographic elements in creative, critical, and innovative ways.
ARST 390 Studio Internships (3)
Prof. Bartlett. Prerequisite: approval of instructor. Studio internships are available for individual projects done in association with various firms and institutions in New Orleans. Students will work under professional supervision at these sites, and consult with an art studio faculty member. Requirements include a written report on the experience, and an evaluation by the supervisor. For elective credit only.
ARST 413, 414 Studio Ceramics (3, 3)
Prof. Jernegan. Prerequisites: ARST 313 and 314. Advanced level work for ceramics majors, emphasizing individual expression and development of ideas. Independent project work within a class situation.
ARST 417, 418 Studio Glass (3, 3)
Prof. Koss. Prerequisites: ARST 317 and 318. Continuing instruction in glass casting and forming techniques. The emphasis will be on professional presentation of specific ideas.
ARST 425, 426 Studio Painting (3, 3)
Prof. Harris. Prerequisites: ARST 325 and 326. Advanced work for majors.
ARST 435, 436 Studio Photography (3, 3)
Prof. Erickson. Prerequisites: ARST 335 and 336. Individual projects in a class situation. Each student explores special interests with the opportunity of working with other advanced students doing diverse projects arrived at in consultation with faculty.
ARST 437, 438 Studio Printmaking (3, 3)
Prof. Cole. Prerequisites: ARST 337 and 338. Personal exploration into the expansive world of printmaking. Stress is placed on personal growth and development both on the conceptual and technical level. The course will consist of individual and group projects in a class setting.
ARST 449, 450 Studio Sculpture (3, 3)
Staff. Prerequisites: ARST 349 and 350. Individual exploration within a cooperative format. Attention given to the development of personal style with seminars supplementing studio research.
ARST 491, 492 Independent Studies (3, 3)
Staff. Open to especially qualified juniors and seniors with approval of instructor and chair of department.
ARST 493 Senior Capstone Experience (3)
Prof. Richens. This course constitutes a capstone experience for senior B.A. students in Studio Art. The course will culminate in an exhibition of the students’ work in the B.A. Exhibition in the Carroll Gallery (which the students will design, install, promote, and document). The course will also cover contemporary art criticism, assisting students in understanding their work in the broader context of contemporary art. Students will visit and critique professional exhibitions, develop the ability to present their own work in a slide presentation and a digital portfolio, and study other professional art practices, resources, and opportunities.
ARST H499-H500 Honors Project (3, 3)
Staff. Students propose studio thesis projects at the end of their junior year. Projects are reviewed by an honors committee at the end of the fall semester of the senior year and a recommendation is made on whether to continue. Finished thesis projects are evaluated by the honors committee on a pass or fail basis.
ARST 501, 502 Major Project (3, 3)
Staff. Required of each candidate for the B.F.A. major.
ARST 601, 602 Special Advanced Courses (1 or 3, 1 or 3)
Staff. Prerequisite: approval of instructor.
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