Academic Catalog

Art (ART)

ART 101  Introduction to Art  3.00  
(For non-Art majors) Introduction to the field of Visual Art through a studio experience. Includes demonstrations, lectures and critiques planned to develop an appreciation of art as well as understanding media as a vehicle of expression.
University Studies Requirements:
  • Fine Arts - Aesthetic Experience
  
ART 189  Art Elective  1.00-14.00  
Transfer credits ONLY from another accredited institution not equivalent to a UW-Superior course.
ART 200  Design Fundamentals  3.00  
Research examining the fundamental elements of visual arts design including: formal elements and their interactions, color theory, visual arts terminology, and analysis of content.
ART 202  Professional Practices in Visual Arts  3.00  
Introduction to visual arts professional practices, including: scholarly research, image management and usage, discipline-specific writing, career exploration, portfolio presentation and the use of technology in support of all such practices. Basic computer literacy is expected for completing research and assignments.
Prerequisites:
    Completion of Studio Course (excluding Art 200) or Sophomore standing
  
ART 203  Design Topics I  3.00  
Provides a focused exploration of fine arts beyond core practices including: glass, stained glass, artists' books, non-static art, installation, and others.
ART 205  Drawing 1  3.00  
Beginning studies in drawing.
Prerequisites:
    Requisite for this course is completion of ART 200 as a prerequisite or concurrent enrollment as a co-requisite
  
ART 209  Digital Art I  3.00  
An introductory studio exploration of digital strategies, technology and applications, as applied to visual arts. Suitable for all students interested in working with digital images.
ART 210  Painting 1  3.00  
Introduction to the discipline of painting. Discussions and critiques supplement studio experiences.
Prerequisites:
    Requisite for this course is completion of ART 200 as a prerequisite or concurrent enrollment as a co-requisite
  
ART 211  Collage 1  3.00  
Introduction to the discipline of collage. Emphasis on creating unified visual statements with a variety of forms.
Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: Art 200
  
ART 221  Art History Survey:The Ancient World to the Renaissance  4.00  
A study of expression in art and architecture which contribute to the Western cultural tradition.
University Studies Requirements:
  • Fine Arts - Appreciation
  
ART 222  Art History Survey:Renaissance to Modern Art  4.00  
A continuation of ART 221 with emphasis on the changing role of art in Western culture.
University Studies Requirements:
  • Fine Arts - Appreciation
  
ART 224  Visual Arts in Non-Western Societies  3.00  
Study of visual arts in non-western societies including North American Indian/Native American; Mesoamerican; Oceania/Pacific Islands, Asian, and African cultures.
University Studies Requirements:
  • Diversity
  • Global Awareness
  
ART 240  Printmaking 1  3.00  
Introduction to printmaking as a fine art media.
Prerequisites:
    Requisite for this course is completion of ART 200 as a prerequisite or concurrent enrollment as a co-requisite
  
ART 241  Photography 1  3.00  
Designed to familiarize the student with the art of traditional 35mm film photography. Emphasis is on the fundamentals of camera operation, black-and-white film development and printing processes, practicing critical evaluation, and understanding the photographic aesthetic.
Prerequisites:
    Requisite for this course is completion of ART 200 as a prerequisite or concurrent enrollment as a co-requisite
  
ART 260  Sculpture 1  3.00  
Introduction to sculpture using multiple processes to explore technical and conceptual aspects of sculpture production.
Prerequisites:
    Requisite for this course is completion of ART 200 as a prerequisite or concurrent enrollment as a co-requisite
  
ART 270  Ceramics 1  3.00  
A beginning ceramics course that primarily explores traditional hand-building techniques. Students will also be introduced to basic clay materials, clay mixing, and glaze application.
Prerequisites:
    Requisite for this course is completion of ART 200 as a prerequisite or concurrent enrollment as a co-requisite
  
ART 275  Metalwork 1  3.00  
Basic processes, materials and tools in nonferrous metalwork.
Prerequisites:
    Requisite for this course is completion of ART 200 as a prerequisite or concurrent enrollment as a co-requisite
  
ART 279  Fibers 1  3.00  
Topic: Loom Weaving - Interlocking fibers via loom mechanisms; includes experience with fabric structures, fiber characteristics and the effective use of color. Topic: Off-Loom Fibers - Primary structures through a variety of manipulation techniques; may include primitive forms of weaving, felting, basketry and dyeing.
Prerequisites:
    Requisite for this course is completion of ART 200 as a prerequisite or concurrent enrollment as a co-requisite
  
ART 289  Art Elective  1.00-99.00  
Transfer credits ONLY from another accredited institution not equivalent to a UW-Superior course.
ART 289AE  Art Elective Aesthetic Experience  1.00-12.00  
Transfer credits ONLY from another accredited institution not equivalent to a UW-S course.
ART 289AH  Art Elective Art History  1.00-12.00  
Transfer credits ONLY from another accredited institution not equivalent to a UW-S course.
ART 289DV  Art Elective Diversity  1.00-12.00  
Transfer credits ONLY from another accredited institution not equivalent to a UW-S course.
ART 289GA  Art Elective Global Awareness  1.00-12.00  
Transfer credits ONLY from another accredited institution not equivalent to a UW-S course.
University Studies Requirements:
  • Global Awareness
  
ART 302  Gallery Practices  3.00  
An introduction to the principles, theories, and practices of gallery operations and exhibition development. Prerequisite: ART 202 Professional Practices in Visual Arts
Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: Art 202
  
ART 303  Design Topics II  3.00  
A continuation of focused exploration of fine arts beyond core practices including glass, stained glass, artists' books, non-static art, installation, and others.
Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite for taking this course is completion of ART 203
  
ART 305  Drawing 2  3.00  
Intermediate studies in drawing.
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ART 309  Digital Art II  3.00  
Digital Art II
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ART 310  Painting 2  3.00  
Intermediate studies in painting. Discussions and critiques supplement studio experience.
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ART 311  Collage 2  3.00  
Intermediate studies of collage.
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ART 320  Studies in American Art  3.00  
American art of the Colonial, 19th or 20th Century period including sculpture, architecture and painting.
ART 323  Medieval Art  3.00  
a) Early Christian and Byzantine; b) Medieval; c) Romanesque; d) Gothic: A detailed investigation of the art of the Middle Ages.
ART 325  Renaissance Art  3.00  
Italian or Northern European architecture, sculpture and painting from 1250 to 1600.
ART 326  Baroque Art to Romanticism  3.00  
The arts in Italy and Northern Europe between 1550 and 1850.
ART 327  Modern Art  4.00  
Nineteenth Century, 20th Century, Contemporary or Post-Modern art and architecture and the forces which influenced the period.
Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite; Art 222
  
ART 331  African and African Diaspora Art History  3.00  
A survey of art created by people of African descent. Also discussed are some influences of Islam, Western Europe, and the Caribbean regions.
University Studies Requirements:
  • Diversity
  • Global Awareness
  
ART 336  Contemporary Movements in the Visual Arts  3.00  
Recent movements in painting, sculpture and architecture, with emphasis on the United States and Canada.
ART 340  Printmaking 2  3.00  
Intermediate studies in printmaking.
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ART 341  Photography 2  3.00  
A sequential continuation of the introductory course emphasizing the exploration of concepts, practicing critical evaluation and dialogue, and standard museum/archival presentation of photographs. Students have the option of working in digital and/or film.
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ART 342  Photography History, Theory and Criticism  3.00  
Survey of the aesthetic and fundamental technical history of photography as a vital means of artistic expression and communication in North America and Western Europe from 1827 to 1940.
ART 350  Mindfulness in Art  3.00  
Art as a fundamental human activity on an individual and societal level. Studies theories of creativity and issues of cultural and social diversity as applicable to art therapy. Studio application of the psychologies of the Arts/Mindfulness in Art will be experienced as a learning tool.
Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: declared Art Therapy major and Junior or Senior status & ART 483
  
ART 360  Sculpture 2  3.00  
Intermediate studies in sculpture.
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ART 370  Ceramics 2  3.00  
An Intermediate course emphasizing the fundamentals of wheel throwing, clay and glaze formulation, as well as loading and firing kilns. Introduction to historical and contemporary aesthetic issues within ceramics through problem-solving assignments.
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ART 375  Metalwork 2  3.00  
Intermediate studies in nonferrous metalwork.
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ART 379  Fibers 2  3.00  
Topic-Loom weaving - Interlocking fibers via loom mechanisms; includes experience with fabric structure, fiber characteristics and the effective use of color. Topic- Off-Loom Fibers - Primary structures through a variety of manipulation techniques; may include primitive forms of weaving, felting, basketry and dyeing.
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ART 389  Art Elective  1.00-9.00  
Transfer credits ONLY from another accredited institution not equivalent to a UW-Superior course.
ART 402  Art Therapy Seminar  3.00  
Investigation into topics of diagnosis and treatment in mental health. This course explores therapeutic methods that may be used for diverse disorders and clinical diagnoses. Current research will be discussed.
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ART 404  Issues in Visual Arts  3.00  
Advanced study of theoretical frameworks, concepts, contents, and contexts of visual arts. Topic will vary from: the spiritual and the sacred in art, psychology and philosophy of art, primitivism in contemporary/modern art, cultural politics in art, feminism in art, science and technology in art, among others.
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ART 405  Drawing: 3  3.00  
Advanced studies in drawing.
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ART 409  Digital Art III  3.00  
Advanced studies in digital media.
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ART 410  Painting 3  3.00  
Advanced studies exploring the theory and practice of painting. Discussions and critiques supplement studio experiences.
Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: Art 310
  
ART 411  Collage 3  3.00  
Advanced studies exploring the theory and practice of mixed media approaches to drawing and painting.
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ART 419  Multi Modal Art Therapy  3.00  
An exploration of Multi-Modal healing techniques including Drama, Music, Poetry, and Play Therapy and their application in Art Therapy will be studied scholastically as well as experientially. Guest speakers on the topics presented as well as varied techniques as applicable to Art Therapy will be introduced.
Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: declared Art Therapy major and Junior or Senior status & ART 483
  
ART 430  Readings in Art History  3.00  
Guided individual research on an approved topic. Repeatable up to 12 credits. Instructor Consent.
ART 435  Research in Art  3.00  
Topic: Art Education. Students plan and conduct an independent research project in art education. Research may be either basic or applied in nature. Results of the study will be reported in the style and form required for publication. Prerequisite: Minimum of 20 undergraduate credits in art and permission of the instructor. Topic: Art Therapy - Research into specific areas and elective topics in art therapy. Instructor Consent
ART 440  Printmaking 3  3.00  
Advanced studies in printmaking.
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ART 441  Photography 3  3.00  
Advanced studies in photography concerned with defining a specific direction with a body of work with an emphasis on concept resolution.
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ART 445  Expressive Arts For Change  3.00  
This is an experiential studio-based art therapy course for those who intend to work in the healing, teaching, and art therapy professions to identify and explore personal and professional issues related to using the expressive arts in healing. It offers an opportunity for students to personally experience the expressive arts therapy process in depth through exploration of multiple arts media and techniques applicable to work with individuals and groups. Students will discover and define self through the creative process and explore the expressive arts as an essential tool for social change, a means of personal transformation, and a means of artistic liberation which all contribute to positive change in self and others.
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ART 460  Sculpture 3  3.00  
Advanced studies in sculpture.
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ART 470  Ceramics 3  3.00  
An advanced course that critically examines ceramic processes and aesthetic issues through extended creative projects developed in consultation with the instructor. Emphasis on producing a professional, coherent portfolio and supporting visual artists' materials.
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ART 475  Metalwork 3  3.00  
Advanced studies in nonferrous metalwork.
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ART 479  Fibers 3  3.00  
Topic: Loom Weaving - Interlocking fibers via loom mechanisms; includes experience with fabric structure, fiber characteristics and the effective use of color. Topic: Off-Loom Fibers - Primary structures through a variety of manipulation techniques; may include primitive forms of weaving, felting, basketry and dyeing. Emphasis on expression.
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ART 483  Art Therapy Fundamentals  3.00  
This experiential course will provide an overview of history, theory, practice, and assessment in art therapy. An examination of art therapy through its principal orientations to psychology and psychotherapy will be presented. Areas to be addressed include the use of art therapy techniques with distinct populations, ethical considerations in the practice of art therapy, and hands on studio learning methods and activities.
ART 484  The Development of Creative Functioning  3.00  
Current theories on the nature and development of creativity will be explored. Class members will participate in a variety of studio experiences designed to develop creative thinking and learning techniques to encourage creative behavior.
ART 485  Art Therapy Techniques  3.00  
Theoretical approaches and techniques used in art therapy. Students learn to develop and apply art therapy assessments.
Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: declared Art Therapy major and Junior or Senior status & ART 483
  
ART 489  Art Elective  1.00-9.00  
Transfer credits ONLY from another accredited institution not equivalent to a UW-Superior course.
ART 489AE  Art Elective Aesthetic Experience  1.00-12.00  
Transfer credits ONLY from another accredited institution not equivalent to a UW-S course.
ART 489AH  Art Elective Art History  1.00-12.00  
Transfer credits ONLY from another accredited institution not equivalent to a UW-S course.
ART 489DV  Art Elective Diversity  1.00-12.00  
Transfer credits ONLY from another accredited institution not equivalent to a UW-S course.
ART 489GA  Art Elective Global Awareness  1.00-12.00  
Transfer credits ONLY from another accredited institution not equivalent to a UW-S course.
University Studies Requirements:
  • Global Awareness
  
ART 491  Visual Arts Capstone  3.00  
Required of all Visual Arts majors during their year of anticipated graduation. By participating in this course, each student's work will be publicly presented to the UW-Superior and greater UW-Superior community. Includes portfolio development and/or exhibition requirements. Must be taken Pass-Fail.
Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: Art 302. Senior Standing required.
  
ART 495  Advanced Art Studio  1.00-12.00  
Open only to advanced Art students who wish to pursue an individual art problem in any medium of their choosing. The student must take the responsibility of choosing a problem, outlining a plan of study to be submitted to the instructor at registration. The student works informally in co-operation with the instructor, who guides and evaluates in relation to the objective set forth. Instructor Consent
ART 497  Art Field Study  1.00-3.00  
By special arrangement with a department faculty member the student may enroll in an independent study project which may entail travel or the use of resources to be found in the immediate region. Documentation will be required. Instructor Consent
ART 498  Practicum  1.00-7.00  
Supervised experience providing practical application in specific disciplines. Integration of the competencies of the individualized focus in contract form. Topics: Art Education, Art Therapy, Gallery. Instructor Consent