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Four-year plans

Not all courses are offered every semester. Please use TitanWeb to see current offerings of courses for the upcoming semester.

Department of Art Closed Class Policy:
The Department of Art does not maintain waitlists for closed classes.  Students who would like to be added to a closed class should contact the instructor of the closed section to discuss options for being added to the class.

Course Offerings

Art 101 – Elements of Studio Art (XC)

3 units (crs.) for non-Art majors and minors only

This course is designed to give non-Art majors experiences in a variety of 2D and 3D Studio Art Media and techniques in an effort to expand their knowledge, appreciation and understanding of Art and Design within the context of the Liberal Arts. 

Art 101Q1 – Elements of Studio Art (XC)

3 units (crs.) for non-Art majors and minors only

This course is designed to give non-Art majors experiences in a variety of 2D and 3D Studio Art Media and techniques in an effort to expand their knowledge, appreciation and understanding of Art and Design within the context of the Liberal Arts. 

Art 102Q1 – Drawing 1: Ethnic Studies (ES)(XC)

3 units (crs.)

Beginning studio course in drawing for Art majors and minors. Emphasis on developing basic skills, and creative expression through visual exploration and problem solving. This course will focus on the intercultural knowledge and competence question, and counts toward the Ethnic Studies requirement. Credit cannot be received for both Art 111 and Art 102. Special fees may apply.

Art 105 – Understanding the Arts (XC)

3 units (crs.)

Providing students with an education that increases their understanding and appreciation of the visual arts. (Not applicable to Art major or minor degree.)

Art 111 – Drawing 1 (XC)

3 units (crs.)

Beginning studio course in drawing for Art majors and minors. Emphasis on developing basic skills, and creative expression through visual exploration and problem solving. Special fees may apply.

Art 112 – 2-Dimensional Design (XC)

3 units (crs.)

Students will produce a series of projects designed to develop visual and technical skills that enable them to apply the principles and elements of 2D design in a creative way. Beginning problems in color theory will be introduced. Special fees may apply.

Art 114 – 3-Dimensional Design (XC)

3 units (crs.)

The course presents the theory and application of fundamental three-dimensional principles. Special fees may apply.

Art 115 – Honors: Understanding the Arts (XC)

3 units (crs.)

This course provides students with exposure to the visual arts across cultures so that they acquire the critical skills for understanding and appreciating art in historical terms and contemporary practice. Prerequisite: Enrolled in good standing in the UW Oshkosh Honors Program and prior or concurrent enrollment in HNRS 175.

Art 116 – What is Art For? (XC)

3 units (crs.)

Through reading, writing, looking, listening, and reflective creating, What is Art For? will explore the ways in which all of us have used and can continue to use visual art as a method of symbolization, a necessary element in developing literacy and a way to learn about and connect with our society. It will address visual language development in children and provide visual learning strategies for you to apply to your continued intellectual development. Special fees may apply.

Art 120Q2 – Arts and Leadership (XC)

3 units (crs.) for non-Art majors and minors only

This course focuses on the interconnection of arts and leadership by examining artistic creations from diverse cultures and creating artistic expression for personal strengths and leadership qualities. In this course, students will increase positive attitudes and ethical reasoning toward cultural diversity through learning in the arts, build knowledge about the connection between cultures and leadership, and develop artistic and conceptual skills that can be applied to their actions in their campus life and early careers. The goal of this course is to expand students’ diverse ideas about world cultures and transform these understanding into effective leadership qualities through art. (Not applicable to art major or minor degree.)

Art 142 – Introduction to Digital Art

3 units (crs.)

An introductory level class for using Macintosh computers and Adobe software as tools in the process of both art making and design. Basic print and web skills will be covered.  No prior knowledge is necessary. Special fees may apply.

Art 150Q1 - Urban Landscape, Social Cues, And Art (XC)

3 units (crs.) for non-Art majors and minors only

This course will examine ways that urban planning, informative and social visual cues such as signs (road signs, street signs, and signs for businesses, etc), and fine art intersect. Within this intersection, ideas of civic knowledge, as they relate to urban spaces, will be explored and unpacked. Additionally, the perception of the experience of spaces along with the psychology of place will be examined and interpreted through artistic processes.

Art 203 – Art: Concepts, Creations & Children (XC)

3 units (crs.)

This course focuses on an elementary experience with basic art concepts, history, appreciation and materials. By learning two-dimensional and three-dimensional techniques and tool handling, students will be prepared to teach subsequent lessons of these in the following elementary education course: Teaching of Art (Art 355). This course will also teach some historical, aesthetic and philosophical ramifications of visual art for application in the teaching of art. Special fees may apply.

Art 204 – Drawing II

3 units (crs.)

Applying and exploring the elements and principles of art through drawing. Emphasis on drawing and composition. Prerequisite: 111, 112, 114.

Art 209 – Art History Survey I (XC)(GC)

3 units (crs.)

This course provides an overview of the history of Western art from the Prehistoric period through the late Middle Ages. In addition, students are introduced to the historiography and fundamental methodologies of the discipline through discussion and written assignments. Prerequisite: None

Art 210 – Art History Survey II (XC)(GC)

3 units (crs.)

This course provides an overview of the history of Western art from the Renaissance through Contemporary art. In addition, students are introduced to the historiography and fundamental methodologies of the discipline through discussion and written assignments. Prerequisite: None

Art 224Q3 – Conflict and Memorial (XC)(ES)

3 units (crs.) for non-Art majors and minors only

In Quest III Conflict and Memorial, students will examine art/memorials and reference that knowledge in Community Engagement projects as they expand their knowledge and understanding of the ways monuments and memorials function for individuals, groups, and communities. Prerequisites: USP Quest I and Quest II

Art 234 – Beginning Figure Drawing

3 units (crs.)

Drawing from the model with emphasis on figure composition; experimentation with a wide variety of drawing media.

Art 236Q3 – Experience Mapping (XC)

3 units (crs.)

Using a variety of media, we will make maps and information graphics that address the concept of Sustainability by illustrating connections between people and place, nature and the built environment, meaning and experience. Rooted in studio art and design practice, this introductory-level course will explore the many ways creative spatial and visualization techniques can address the concept of Place. We will approach our Signature Question: How do people understand and create a more sustainable world? Through artmaking, reading and discussion fortified with a significant amount of local exploration. Special fees may apply.

Art 238 – Graphic Design I

3 units (crs.) Prerequisite: Art 112 or consent of instructor

Students will be introduced to the fundamentals of graphic design. Form analysis, visual phenomena, structure and system will be taught. Specialized areas within the field of design will be introduced and discussed.  Special fees may apply.

Art 239 – Typography I

3 units (crs.) Prerequisite: 112 or consent of instructor

Introduction to communication problem solving through the visual language media of typography. The fundamentals of typographic design are explored through the realization of both process oriented (experimental) and practical projects. Prerequisite: 112 or consent of instructor. Special fees may apply.

Art 241 – Water Based Painting I

3 units (crs.) Prerequisite: 111, 112, 114

The principles and techniques of watercolor as a medium of expression. 

Art 243 – Women in the Arts: Encounters (XC)

3 units (crs.) 

Women in the Arts: Encounters is a team-taught interdisciplinary course which provides an overview of the significant contributions of women in the arts, while offering a critical look at individual achievements and at societal attitudes and limitations which have impacted the nature and direction of women’s artistic output. Students will gain hands-on experience through guided studio work in music, visual art and theater and the combination of these are forms via collaborative projects. Students may receive credit for only one of the cross-listed courses.

Art 245 – Photography I

3 units (crs.) Prerequisite:  111, 112, 114

Fundamental photographic theory, basic camera handling, developing, printing and enlarging, and an introduction to photographic aesthetics. Special fees may apply.

Art 252 – Woodworking I

3 units (crs.) Prerequisite:  111, 112, 114

Design in wood and related materials. Understanding hand and machine tools in design. Special fees may apply.

Art 253 – Foundations of Art Education

3 units (crs.) Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in 1 credit of Secondary Education 366.

This course is designed to introduce students to the field of Art Education; its unique historic, social, and philosophic underpinnings, current practice and trends and its place in the general curriculum. The course will prepare students to effectively apply Art Education theory to design appropriate art curriculum for all levels of instruction. 

Art 259 – Printmaking: Lithography, Serigraphy

3 units (crs.) Prerequisites: Art 111, 112, 114 or consent of instructor

Introduction to the materials, techniques, processes and aesthetics involved in printmaking with lithography and serigraphy methods; concepts for pictorial communication using print media. Special fees may apply.

Art 260 – Printmaking: Intaglio, Relief

3 units (crs.) Prerequisites: Art 111, 112, 114 or consent of instructor

Introduction to the materials, techniques, processes and aesthetics involved in printmaking with intaglio and relief methods such as etching and woodcut; concepts for pictorial communication using print media. Special fees may apply.

Art 263 – Art Metal I

3 units (crs.) Prerequisites: Art 111, 112, 114

The execution and design of jewelry, casting processes and hand wrought work. Developing a sound philosophy and understanding of art metal and its place in the fine arts field. Special fees may apply.

Art 267 – Sculpture I

3 units (crs.) Prerequisites: Art 111, 112, 114

The fundamentals of sculpture using the basic techniques of modeling, carving, and casting. Special fees may apply.

Art 271 – Ceramics I

3 units (crs.) Prerequisites: Art 111, 112, 114

Creative experience in the ceramic field; conditioning and handling of clay and glazes; the construction of ware by various methods including glazing and firing. Special fees may apply.

Art 275 – Painting I

3 units (crs.) Prerequisites: Art 111, 112, 114

Materials and techniques of opaque painting media. Emphasis on problems of color and composition. Drawing or figure drawing recommended. Special fees may apply.

Art 285 – Animation I

3 units (crs.) – Prerequisites: Art 111 or 102Q1, 112, 114, and 142, or consent of instructor 

Introduction to foundational concepts and techniques that comprise video and animation. Particular emphasis on creating motion from 2D media, both digitally and physically created. Suitable for students interested in creating art, motion graphics, and visual effects for film, tv, and games.

Art 286 – Digital Fabrication I

3 units (crs.) – Prerequisites: Art 111 or 102Q1, 112, 114, and 142

An introduction to tools and techniques for generating images and objects. Digital based visualization or virtual planning for execution of tangible outcomes. Special fees may apply.

Art 287 – Responsive Objects I

3 units (crs.) – Prerequisites: Art 111 or 102Q1, 112, 114, and 142, or consent of instructor 

Introduction to using sensors, microcontrollers, and electronic circuits to create artistic objects and experiences. Suitable for artists creating kinetic sculptures and drawing machines, and designers creating functioning prototypes.

Art 300 – Art for People with Disabilities

3 units (crs.) Prerequisite: Open to juniors and seniors with consent of instructor

This course provides a practicum experience in the use of art with the cognitively disabled. Readings in the field are required. 

Art 304 – Drawing III

3 units (crs.) Prerequisite: Art 204, 209, 210

Applying and exploring the materials and techniques of drawing as a medium of expression.

Art 305 – Special Topics in 2D Studio

1-3 units (crs.) 

An art course in 2D Studio on a topic not typically covered in the department’s curriculum. Each time it is offered, the topic will be announced in the class schedule. This course may be repeated with different content. Special fees may apply.

Art 306 – Special Topics in 3D Studio

1-3 units (crs.) 

An art course in 3D Studio on a topic not typically covered in the department’s curriculum. Each time it is offered, the topic will be announced in the class schedule. This course may be repeated with different content. Special fees may apply.

Art 307 – Special Topics in Art Education

1-3 units (crs.) 

An art course in Art Education on a topic not typically covered in the department’s curriculum. Each time it is offered, the topic will be announced in the class schedule. This course may be repeated with different content. Special fees may apply.

Art 308 – Special Topics in Art History

1-3 units (crs.) 

An art course in Art History on a topic not typically covered in the department’s curriculum. Each time it is offered, the topic will be announced in the class schedule. This course may be repeated with different content. Special fees may apply.

Art 309 – Graphic Design Special Topics

1-3 units (crs.) 

A course in Graphic Design on a topic not typically covered in the department’s curriculum. Each time it is offered, the topic will be announced in the class schedule. This course may be repeated with different content. Special fees may apply.

Art 310 – Art History, Ancient Art

3 units (crs.) Prerequisite: Art 209 or Art 210 or junior standing or consent of instructor

Topics in ancient painting, sculpture, architecture, and allied arts. 310/510 

Art 311 – Art History, Medieval Art (GS)

3 units (crs.) Prerequisite: Art 209 or Art 210 or junior standing or consent of instructor

Topics in medieval painting, sculpture, architecture, and allied arts. 311/511

Art 312 – Gothic Art and Architecture (GS)

3 units (crs.) Prerequisite: Art 209 or Art 210 or junior standing or consent of instructor

This course covers the great age of cathedral building in France and the subsequent dissemination of French art and architectural styles to England, the Holy Roman empire, and Italy, during a period roughly spanning the 12th to the mid-15th centuries. In addition to an examination of architecture, topics include the painting, stained glass, sculpture, and liturgical objects associated with the cathedrals. Illustrated manuscripts, tapestries and other luxury items will be studied in the context of court styles and chivalry.

Art 313 – Italian Renaissance Art and Architecture (GS)

3 units (crs.) Prerequisite: Art 209 & 210

Selected topics in Italian Renaissance painting, sculpture, architecture, and allied arts. 313/513

Art 314 – Northern Renaissance Art (GS)

3 units (crs.) Prerequisite: Art 209 or Art 210 or junior standing or consent of instructor

This course will explore art and culture in Northern Europe (primarily the Netherlands and Germany) between 1300 and 1700. While concentrating on the visual arts (primarily painting, sculpture and the graphic arts), the course will also include a broader investigation of the arts of the Renaissance in the relation to contemporary, literature, politics, religion, society and patronage. The course will closely examine the works of the great artists of the Renaissance period in the North-Jan van Eyck, Hieronymus Bosch, Albrecht Durer, Hans Holbein the Younger and Pieter Bruegel the elder and their contemporaries-in the context of their lives and environment.

Art 315 – Art History, Baroque Art and Architecture (GS)

3 units (crs.) Prerequisite: Art 209 or Art 210 or junior standing or consent of instructor

Selected topics in art history of the 17th century in Italy, Spain, and France.

Art 316 – Art History, Dutch and Flemish Art (GS)

3 units (crs.) Prerequisite: Art 209 or Art 210 or junior standing or consent of instructor

Selected topics on art and visual culture in Flanders and the Dutch Republic from the late sixteenth through the seventeenth century.

Art 317 – Art History, Art of India, China, and Japan

3 units (crs.) Prerequisite: Art 209 or Art 210 or junior standing or consent of instructor

Historical development of the indigenous and religious arts of India, China and Japan. 317/517

Art 318 – Art History, Sub-Saharan African Art (GS)

3 units (crs.) Prerequisite: Art 209 or Art 210 or junior standing or consent of instructor

This course will introduce students to the diverse range of religions, social systems, and artistic practices that are a reflection of different cultures throughout Sub-Saharan Africa (including East, Central, West, and South Africa from ancient to today). In this class students will address certain controversial ideas such as the concept of “the primitive”; the narrow definitions of the category “history”; the Trans-Atlantic slave trade, and the African diaspora. Students will contextualize static images found in texts and in museum displays to better understand socio-politics, spirituality, and ritual life of select African cultures. In lectures, discussions, readings, and through research students will discover that Sub-Saharan African art is based on a rich history, is continuously developing, and has a global reach in the contemporary art world.

Art 320 – Art History, European Art, Nineteenth Century

3 units (crs.) Prerequisite: Art 209 or Art 210 or junior standing or consent of instructor

Selected topics in 19th Century painting, sculpture, architecture, and allied arts. 320/520

Art 321 – Art History, Modern Art

3 units (crs.) Prerequisite: Art 209 or Art 210 or junior standing or consent of instructor

Selected topics in modern painting, sculpture, architecture, and allied arts. 321/521

Art 322 – Art History, Contemporary Art

3 units (crs.) Prerequisite: Art 209 or Art 210 or junior standing or consent of instructor

Selected topics in contemporary painting, sculpture, architecture, and allied arts. 322/522

Art 323 – Art History, American Art

3 units (crs.) Prerequisite: Art 209 or Art 210 or junior standing or consent of instructor

Selected topics in American painting, sculpture, architecture, and allied arts.

Art 324 – Art History, Photography

3 units (crs.) Prerequisite:Art 209 or Art 210 or junior standing or consent of instructor

A survey of the development of photography in the Western world, exploring movements, ideas, concepts, and key figures within a social-historical context.

Art 325 – Greek and Roman Art and Architecture (GS)

3 units (crs.) Prerequisite: Art 209 or Art 210 or junior standing or consent of instructor

Students will examine the syle, meaning and function of painting, ceramics, sculpture, and architecture from the emergence of the Greek city-state, or polis, in the eight century BC, to the rise of Christianity in Rome under Emperor Constantine in the fourth century AD. 

Art 327 – Museum Studies

3 units (crs.) Prerequisite: Art 209 or Art 210 or junior standing or consent of instructor

This course introduces students to the standard practices and methods of the museum and art gallery profession: planning, promotion, and publicity; development of educational materials and programs; exhibition design and installation; proper handling and treatment of works of art and historical artifacts.

Art 330 – Exhibition Design

3 units (crs.) Prerequisite: Open to art majors or others with consent of instructor

Theory and practice in the design and execution of art exhibitions.

Art 334 – Figure Drawing II

3 units (crs.) Prerequisite: Art 111, 112, 114, 234

Development of student’s personal expression in drawing, using the human figure as a subject. 

Art 336 – Image Use in Graphic Design

3 units (crs.) Prerequisite: Art 111 or Art 102, or consent of instructor

Develop visual skills using photographic, digital and other image-making techniques for graphic design solutions. Course projects will encourage students to creatively explore the use of original imagery in Graphic Design layout. Course activities will include lectures, demonstrations, discussions, readings, applied projects, and class critiques. Special fees may apply.

Art 338 – Graphic Design II

3 units (crs.) Prerequisite: Art 238 and 239 or consent of instructor

Students continue to develop an understanding of the conceptual, technical and theoretical issues related to design through the completion of assignments, discussions and critiques. Special fees may apply.

Art 341 – Water Based Painting II

3 units (crs.) Prerequisite: Art 241

Further problems of composition and color in water base painting to develop skill and personal expression. 

Art 342 – Typography II

3 units (crs.) Prerequisite: Art 238 and 239 or consent of instructor

This course will explore typographic issues within graphic design in detail. Assignments, discussions and lectures will promote the comprehensive study and application of typographic history, practice and theory including the use of typography in new digital contexts. Special fees may apply.

Art 345 – Photography II

3 units (crs.) Prerequisite: Art 209, 210, 245

Continuation of Photography I with emphasis on photographic aesthetics. Special fees may apply.

Art 352 – Woodworking II

3 units (crs.) Prerequisite: Art 252

Advanced use of power tools and materials and innovative methods of design. Special fees may apply.

Art 354 – Art Education Elementary Methods

3 units (crs.) Prerequisite: Secondary Education 201, Educational Foundations 235 and 380, Art 253 and Admission I. Concurrent enrollment in 1 credit of Secondary Education 366 required. Open only to College of Education and Human Services art education students.

Planning art experiences to meet the needs of elementary schools while serving as an art specialist. Curriculum design and sequential development of K-9 art program. The creation of art products and plans appropriate to grades K-9. Special fees may apply.

Art 355 – Teaching of Art

3 units (crs.) Prerequisite: Art 116 or 203, admission to COEHS, and concurrent registration in Elementary Ed 308: Introduction to Instruction, Assessment, and the Diverse Learner. EC MC students enroll in 2 credits; MC EA student enroll in 3 credits. (Not applicable to art majors.)

Investigation into the role of art in human development and learning. This course is focused on integrating visual art across the elementary and middle school curriculum as a tool for learning, assessment, and meeting the needs of diverse learners. Special fees may apply.

Art 356 – Art Education Secondary Methods

3 units (crs.) Prerequisite: Secondary Education 201, Educational Foundations 235 and 380, Art 253 and Admission I. Concurrent enrollment in 1 credit of Secondary Education 366 required. Open only to College of Education and Human Services art education students.

Philosophy and trends in art education. Planning art units to meet the needs of secondary schools. Observation and experiences in basic types of teaching methods. Special fees may apply.

Art 359 – Intermediate Printmaking: Lithography, Serigraphy

3 units (crs.) Prerequisite: Art 142, 209, 210, 259 or consent of instructor

Intermediate level instruction in lithography and serigraphy methods; continued exploration of pictorial communication using print media. Special fees may apply.

Art 360 – Intermediate Printmaking: Intaglio, Relief

3 units (crs.) Prerequisite: Art 142, 209, 210, 260 or consent of instructor

Intermediate level instruction in intaglio and relief methods; continued exploration of pictorial communication using print media. Special fees may apply.

Art 363 – Art Metal II

3 units (crs.) Prerequisite: Art 209, 210, 263

The student works in metals and materials of choice. The assigned problems should carry through varied influences stemming from the basic experience in Art Metal I. Special fees may apply.

Art 367 – Sculpture II

3 units (crs.) Prerequisite: Art 209, 210, 267

Further work stressing the problem of sculptural form and craftsmanship. Special fees may apply.

Art 371 – Ceramics II

3 units (crs.) Prerequisite: Art 209, 210, 271

Continuation of Art 271. Mixing of glazes and using the potter’s wheel. Special fees may apply.

Art 375 – Painting II

3 units (crs.) Prerequisite: Art 209, 210, 275

Advanced problems in color and composition to develop individual expression in oil or acrylic painting. Special fees may apply.

Art 385 – Animation II

3 units (crs.) Prerequisite: Art 285

Building on the principles of motion established in Art 285, this course continues the exploration of moving images as an expressive medium. Art 385 focuses on using 3D animation techniques including modeling, texturing, lighting, rigging, and rendering.

Art 386 – Digital Fabrication II

3 units (crs.) Prerequisite: Art 286

Building on the foundation of Art 286, Digital Fabrication II develops a student’s understanding of creative uses for CAM/CAD, CNC, and dimensional printing with an increased emphasis on critical exploration of form, and digital technology. Special fees may apply.

Art 387 – Responsive Objects II

3 units (crs.) Prerequisite: Art 287

Continuing study of producing interactive art objects, models, and prototypes using electronics. Introduces students to more sophisticated and complex systems, as well as methods of designing and fabricating custom circuit boards. 

Art 390 – Developmental Art I for Infants and Toddlers

2 units (crs.) Prerequisite: Admission to COEHS

This course is designed to give the early childhood special education teacher candidate an opportunity to learn about and experience the role of visual art in the development of infants and toddlers. Focus will be placed on markmaking as an essential pre-literacy skill-building stage.

Art 391 – Developmental Art II for Preschool

2 units (crs.)

This course is designed to give the early childhood special education teacher candidate an opportunity to learn about and experience the role of visual art in the development of pre-school children. The emphasis will be the child’s transition from the markmaking to the pre-schematic stage of visual language development. Students will learn to respond to the particular needs that accompany this stage.

Art 392 – Developmental Art III for Primary Grades

2 units (crs.)

This course is designed to give the early childhood special education teacher candidate an opportunity to learn about children’s continued use of visual art to process their encounters with the world. Candidates will be empowered to use visual art with children across the curriculum.

Art 404 – Advanced Problems in Drawing

3 units (crs.) Prerequisite: Art 304, must have passed the Post-Foundation Portfolio Review

Emphasis either on drawing as an independent medium for expression or as a mode of exploring formal problems common to another visual medium. This course may be repeated for credit as needed. 404/604. Special fees may apply.

Art 434 – Figure Drawing III

3 units (crs.) Prerequisite: Art 209, 210, 334, must have passed the Post-Foundation Portfolio Review

Continuation of students’ personal expression, using the human figure as the subject. Composition, form and thematic content are emphasized. This course may be repeated for credit as needed. 434/634. Special fees may apply.

Art 436 – Image Use in Graphic Design II

3 units (crs.) Prerequisite: Art 336 or consent of instructor

Continued investigation into various image-making techniques for graphic design solutions. Advanced projects will encourage students to creatively explore the use of original imagery in Graphic Design layout. Course activities will include lectures, demonstrations, discussions, readings, applied projects, and class critiques This course may be repeated for credit as needed. Special fees may apply.

Art 437 – Visual Identity and Branding

3 units (crs.) Prerequisite: Art 111 or 102, Art 338 or consent of instructor

This course deals with overall planning, strategy and preparation of a variety of visual components required to create a visual identity and branding project for an organization or business. This course may be repeated for credit as needed. Special fees may apply.

Art 438 – Graphic Design III

3 units (crs.) Prerequisite: Art 338

This course will be devoted to enhance and strengthen a student’s body of work. More complex projects will be given and students will be encouraged to create a more personal and unique body of work. This course may be repeated for credit as needed. Special fees may apply.

Art 439 – Package Design

3 units (crs.) Prerequisite: Art 114 and 338 or consent of instructor

Students will learn more about 3-dimensional aspect of graphic design through brand identity projects and simple package design projects. This course may be repeated for credit as needed. Special fees may apply.

Art 441 – Water Based Painting III

3 units (crs.) Prerequisite: Art 341, must have passed the Post-Foundation Portfolio Review.

Emphasis on the development of the student’s personal style and expression in the medium of watercolor. This course may be repeated for credit as needed. 441/641.

Art 442 – Graphic Design Portfolio

3 units (crs.) Prerequisite: Art 438 or consent of instructor

This advanced-level design course should be taken concurrently with Art 490, Senior Exhibition, during a student’s final semester. Students will rework existing classroom projects and develop their portfolios to a level that reflects satisfactory competence for an entry level position in the design field. Special fees may apply.

Art 444 – Interactive Graphic Design

3 units (crs.) Prerequisite: Art 338 or consent of instructor

Study of current techniques for the creation of visual works of graphic design that can be modified and/or guided by the viewer. The course comprises hands-on exercises and lectures on background concepts. This course may be repeated for credit as needed. 

Art 445 – Photography III

3 units (crs.) Prerequisite: Art 345, must have passed the Post-Foundation Portfolio Review

An extended photographic project with critiques and investigation of photographic literature. This course may be repeated for credit as needed. Special fees may apply. 445/645.

Art 446 – Independent Study

1-3 units (crs.) Prerequisite: Must have passed the Post-Foundation Portfolio Review

See Independent Study under Course and Academic Advisement Policies information for general course description, general prerequisites, and proper contract form requirements. 

Art 449 – Humanities Certificate Reflection

0 units (crs.) Prerequisite: Completion of at least three eligible courses from four of the five Humanities disciplines.

This capstone course is supervised by an advisor from the Department of Art for students completing a Humanities Certificate. The outcome will be a paper or e-presentation reflecting on the interconnectedness of learning in various humanities disciplines and articulating personal perspectives on advanced humanities coursework. 

Art 452 – Advanced Woodworking

3 units (crs.) Prerequisite: Art 352, must have passed the Post-Foundation Portfolio Review

Independent work in depth. This course may be repeated for credit as needed. Special fees may apply.

Art 456 – Related Readings

1-3 units (crs.) Prerequisite: Must have passed the Post-Foundation Portfolio Review

See Related Readings under Course and Academic Advisement Policies information for general course description, general prerequisites, and proper contract form requirements.

Art 459 – Advanced Printmaking: Lithography, Serigraphy

3 units (crs.) Prerequisite: Art 359, must have passed the Post-Foundation Portfolio Review

Advanced study in lithography and/or serigraphy. Students will pursue individual creativity and technical competency in traditional and contemporary planographic printmaking methods. Emphasis on personal investigation. Special fees may apply.

Art 460 – Advanced Printmaking: Intaglio, Relief

3 units (crs.) Prerequisite: Art 360, must have passed the Post-Foundation Portfolio Review

Advanced study in intaglio and/or relief. Students will pursue individual creativity and technical competency in traditional and contemporary intaglio and/or relief printmaking methods. Emphasis on personal investigation. Special fees may apply.

Art 461 – Advanced Printmaking Workshop

3 units (crs.) Prerequisite: Art 459 or 460

To seek the creative potential inherent in traditional and contemporary printmaking; develop a creative process through application and conceptual development of imagery in fine print media. This course may be repeated for credit as needed. Prerequisites: Art 459 or 460. Special fees may apply.

Art 463 – Art Metal III

3 units (crs.) Prerequisite: Art 363, must have passed the Post-Foundation Portfolio Review

Experience in raising and forming of metal through the metal smithing techniques. This course may be repeated for credit as needed. Special fees may apply. 463/663.

Art 467 – Sculpture III

3 units (crs.) Prerequisite: Art 367, must have passed the Post-Foundation Portfolio Review

Continued concern with design and craftsmanship. More individual direction will be sought. This course may be repeated for credit as needed. Special fees may apply. 467/667.

Art 471 – Ceramics III

3 units (crs.) Prerequisite: Art 371, must have passed the Post-Foundation Portfolio Review

Fostering an individual approach to form and developing a personal philosophy of the total ceramic process, especially in the area of glaze chemistry. This course may be repeated for credit as needed. Special fees may apply. 471/671.

Art 474 – Honors Thesis

3-6 units (crs.) Prerequisite: In good standing with The Honors Cologe, prior enrollment in HNRS 175 and HNRS 275, and senior status.

The Honors thesis is one of two options offered  to Honors students to meet the senior capstone requirement of The Honors College. Students who choose the thesis engage in research as an independent study over two semesters (fall/spring or spring/fall) with the support of a faculty advisor. They decide on a topic in their major or minor, address recent scholarship, develop a prospectus, and produce a substantial work (e.g., a written thesis, scientific experiment or research project, or creative arts exhibit or production). At the end of the term in which the capstone is completed, students give presentations at the Honors Thesis Symposia. Credits are applied to the respective department or unit.

Art 475 – Painting III

3 units (crs.) Prerequisite: Art 375, must have passed the Post-Foundation Portfolio Review

Establishing a personal style with increased emphasis on thematic content and portfolio development. Oil or acrylic media. This course may be repeated for credit as needed. Special fees may apply. 475/675.

Art 481 – Art Seminar

1-3 units (crs.) Prerequisite: Minimum 90 credits earned, must have passed the Post-Foundation Portfolio Review. Open to art majors only.

Problems in art devised to meet the needs of the individual student in art education, design or studio fine art, that are outside the scope of our regular course. Special fees may apply.

Art 482 – Art History Seminar

1-3 units (crs.) Prerequisite: two 300-level art history courses or permission of instructor

A seminar with variable units (crs.) for the purpose of developing new topics within the scope of art history. Topics to be determined by instructor. Repeatable as needed. 

Art 483 – Professional Practices for the Studio Area

3 units (crs.) Prerequisite: 90 credits must be completed before the course can be taken

Topics discussed will include development of a portfolio, photographing artwork, preparation of exhibition proposals, writing an artist statement, resume, preparing for senior exhibition, preparing for a career as a professional artist. Other topics that may be covered: Artist Residencies and workshops; public and private commission opportunities; commercial and non-commercial gallery spaces, art centers and museums; the role of media; the value of graduate education; the state of the art market; and non-profit and for profit arts organizations. Special fees may apply.

Art 484 – Capstone Seminar

3 units (crs.) Prerequisite: 60 credits must be completed before the course can be taken

Designed as a culminating or “capstone” learning experience, this course will have an art historical focus topic selected by the instructor. The seminar will integrate concepts and ideas from previous art history courses and will also explore various historical approaches to and methodologies of the study of art history. With the guidance of the instructor, the student will select a topic (related to the general topic of the seminar) for a research project, conduct the appropriate research and present the conclusions in oral and written format.

Art 488 – Advanced Digital Arts

3 units (crs.) Prerequisite: Art 385 or 386 or 387 or consent of instructor

Advanced art creation using animation, programming, and electronics. This course is structured around large, student-defined projects to build a polished portfolio. This course may be repeated for credit as needed. 

Art 490 – Senior Exhibition

1 unit (cr.) Prerequisite: Open only to senior art majors, must have passed the Post-Foundation Portfolio Review

Theory and practice in the preparation, selection and design of student’s senior exhibition. Pass/Fail course.

Art 491 – Design Internship

3 units (crs.) Prerequisite: Senior standing and consent of program coordinator, must have passed the Post-Foundation Portfolio Review

Practical design studio work experience. Students will secure an appropriate position in the field of design. Some internships may be outside the university. Pass/Fail course.

All 400-level studio courses may be repeated.

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Department of Art

artdepartment@uwosh.edu
Main: (920) 424-2222  |  Gallery Office: (920) 424-2235
Arts and Communication Center 325
926 Woodland Ave., Oshkosh, WI 54901