Saint Louis University

Studio Art

Courses

ART 2000 Drawing I (3)
An introduction to the basic elements in drawing from observation. Line and mass as a means to explore objective and spatial concepts in various media. A lab fee is required. [Satisfies core requirement in Fine Arts.]

ART 2100 Design (3)
An introduction to the basic formal concepts in the two-dimensional arts: line, shape, value, color, texture, and the principles of organization. A lab fee is required. [Satisfies core requirement in Fine Arts.]

ART 2120 3-D Design (3)
An introduction to the design elements in three-dimensional forms and space. A variety of construction methods will be used in developing visual acuity. A lab fee is required.

ART 2150 Color Theory (3)
An exploration of the theory and visual effects of color within the framework of fundamental design concepts that demonstrate the properties and interaction of color. A lab fee is required.

ART 2200 Painting I (3)
An introduction to the fundamentals of painting from observation: color, shape, spatial relationships, and materials related to the traditional practice of painting in oil. A lab fee is required.

ART 2300 Printmaking I (3)
An introduction to basic printmaking with emphasis on intaglio and relief processes. Students learn how to work indirectly through reverse images. The mechanics of printing multiple prints in an edition will be taught. A lab fee is required.

ART 2400 Ceramic Sculpture I (3)
Clay is an ideal material for fundamental approaches in both sculpture and traditional ceramic applications, including throwing on a potter's wheel, modeling, and constructing, along with the development of perceptual skills. Utilized throughout human history, clay continues to be a vital material for artistic creation. A lab fee is required.

ART 2480 Fibres and Textiles (3)
Introduction to surface design textiles (dyeing and patterning fabric), weaving, book arts, and felt making. Focus on successful studio practices, technical and design concepts leading into artistic works in fibers. Course includes technical development, research of historical and cultural traditions, and contemporary textile art.

ART 2490 Jewelry and Metalsmithing (3)
This course is designed to introduce the student to the basic techniques of traditional and non-traditional metalsmithing. Includes reviews of current and historical jewelry concepts. Class time will be spent on demonstrations, critiques, project and concept development towards creating an individual direction in metals.

ART 2500 Computer Art I (3)
An introduction to the computer as an artistic medium. Students develop skill and fluency with graphic software as well as explore the distinct aesthetics of computers. Lectures and research will strengthen student's aesthetic vocabulary and deepen their understanding of political and cultural implications of electronic art. A lab fee is required. [Satisfies core requirement in Fine Arts.]

ART 2600 Photography I (3)
An introduction to black and white photo technique: camera, film, and darkroom procedures including film processing and printing. Coursework will cover a range of technical and aesthetic topics including: exposure, contrast, and composition. Students must have a 35mm SLR camera with manual control of shutter speed and f-stop. A lab fee is required. [Satisfies core requirement in Fine Arts.]

ART 2700 Graphic Design I (3)
An introduction to the basic principles and concepts of graphic design. Hands-on projects designed to develop idea generation, problem solving and technical skills as they relate to contemporary graphic design practice. The use of type, image and visual organization as components of effective communication will be introduced. [Satisfies core requirement in Fine Arts.]

ART 2800 Studio Foundation Seminar (1)
Support for students beginning majors in Studio Art. Discussion topics cover strategies for making art, looking at art, and exhibiting art. Students will gain an overview of the studio art program, learn the role of creating independent work, and discuss issues dealing with inspiration, research, and community.

ART 2940 Foundation Portfolio Review (0)
All Studio Art majors are required to participate in the Foundations Portfolio Review during the semester they are enrolled in their fourth studio class in order to gain eligibility to take advanced 300-level studio art classes. Prerequisites: ART 280 Studio Foundation Seminar.

ART 2980 Independent Study (1-3)
Permission of studio faculty required prior to registration.

ART 3000 Drawing II (3)
Building on foundation concepts and skills, this course examines the subjective modes of drawing by exploring the extended use of materials, formal concepts and organizing strategies, and expressive responses to observed subjects. A lab fee is required. Prerequisites: ART 200; 210; 212; 215.

ART 3200 Painting II (3)
A continuation and elaboration of Paint I with a greater opportunity to employ individual choices while working within project guidelines that explore the relationship of image/idea with conceptual approaches to the medium. A lab fee is required. Prerequisites: ART 200; 212; 215; 220.

ART 3300 Printmaking II (3)
A continued exploration into printmaking processes with an emphasis on intaglio and relief. Students develop imagery that is more personal and exploits the properties of the print process. A lab fee is required. Prerequisites: ART 200; 210; 212; 215; 230.

ART 3350 Monotypes (3)
An exploration of various procedures and techniques related to printing single images on paper. A lab fee is required. Prerequisites: ART 200; 210; 212; 215; 220; 230.

ART 3400 Ceramic Sculpture II (3)
Larger, more complex forms will be created by hand and on the wheel. Mastery of technical skills, including firing techniques and clay/gaze formulations, will allow students to pursue their aesthetic and conceptual goals, increasing their level of personal investigation and expression. A lab fee is required. Prerequisites: ART 200; 212; 215; 240.

ART 3450 Sculptural Materials (3)
Methods of constructing and /or carving in wood, stone, and metal will be explored. Differences in handling these materials will require the development of additional skills, both in manipulating the materials themselves and in the visual solutions possible in each material. A lab fee is required. Prerequisites: ART 200; 210; 212; 215; 240.

ART 3500 Computer Art II (3)
A continuation of Computer Art I in which students explore the computer as an artistic medium, expand existing software skills, and gain new web-based skills. A lab fee is required. Prerequisites: ART 200; 210; 212; 215; 250.

ART 3600 Photography II (3)
A continuation and elaboration of Photo I with greater opportunity for individualized choices while refining photographic technique. A lab fee is required. Prerequisites: ART 200; 210; 212; 215; 260.

ART 3700 Graphic Design II (3)
Further exploration into the relationship between type and image in printed communication. Multiple piece projects focus on developing a consistent concept and visual strategy from piece to piece. Special attention will be paid to research, problem definition and concept development.

ART 3750 Introduction to Web Design (3)
Introduction to the basic principles of web site design and planning. Course focuses on a mixture of technical skills, content development, interactivity and navigation. There will be an emphasis on developing strong, appropriate visuals for each project. Students will be introduced to industry standard web design software.

ART 3800 Studio Art Internship (1-6)
Studio Art Internship provides University credit for internships in or related to Studio Art. Mentor approval is required for registration; course is for Studio Art majors and minors only. This course may be repeated for credit.

ART 3940 Portfolio Review for the Visual Communication Minor (0) S / U
Portfolio Review for the Visual Communication Minor provides students the opportunity to create a pre-professional portfolio of their graphic design work with the guidance of a Studio Art or Communication faculty member. Workshop opportunities will give students tips and feedback. Prereq: 18 hours of Visual Communication coursework.

ART 4000 Drawing Studio (3)
Artistic expression will be developed through the continued exploration of drawing as a discipline. Concepts, skills, and methods of working will be utilized to foster the identification and advancement of individual goals. Prior to registration students must meet with the instructor to discuss objectives and goals. Prerequisites: ARt 300, 395.

ART 4200 Painting Studio (3)
Artistic expression will be developed through the continued exploration of painting as a discipline. Concepts, skills, and methods of working will be utilized to foster the identification and advancement of individual goals. Prior to registration students must meet with the instructor to discuss objectives and goals. Prerequisites: ART 320, 395.

ART 4300 Printmaking Studio (3)
Artistic expression will be developed through the continued exploration of printmaking as a discipline. Concepts, skills, and methods of working will be utilized to foster the identification and advancement of individual goals. Prior to registration students must meet with the instructor to discuss objectives and goals. Prerequisites: ART 330, 395.

ART 4400 Ceramic Sculpture Studio (3)
Artistic expression will be developed through the continued exploration of ceramic sculpture as a discipline. Concepts, skills, and methods of working will be utilized to foster the identification and advancement of individual goals. Prior to registration students must meet with the instructor to discuss objectives and goals. Prerequisites: ART 340, 395.

ART 4450 Sculptural Materials Studio (3)
Artistic expression will be developed through the continued exploration of sculpture as a discipline. Concepts, skills, and methods of working will be utilized to foster the identification and advancement of individual goals. Prior to registration students must meet with the instructor to discuss objectives and goals. Prerequisites: ART 345, 395.

ART 4700 Graphic Design Studio (3)
This course focuses on the entrepreneurial aspects of being a graphic designer. The classroom will function as a working graphic design studio and students will work on projects for a variety of clients. In addition to focusing on the professional aspects of graphic design there will be a continuing emphasis on design and software skills.

ART 4800 Studio Seminar (2)
Pre-professional training for studio artists providing intensive peer evaluation while pursuing individual artistic goals. Course time will be divided equally between discussions of topics pertinent to the pursuit of art as a career and group critiques of artwork created independently. Prerequisites: ART 395.

ART 4940 Senior Portfolio Review (0)
Senior Portfolio Review is a culminating course for Studio Art majors and requires students to develop a comprehensive portfolio of their studio artwork prior to graduating. Portfolios are useful for applying to graduate programs and for careers in Studio Art. Prereq: Satisfactory grade in ART 294 and senior status.

ART 4980 Advanced Independent Study (1-3)
Permission of studio faculty prior to registration. Prerequisites: ART 395.

ART 4950 Senior Residency (0)
Required course for all graduating seniors. Register for final semester prior to graduation

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